Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 25, 1939 · Page 1
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. lf , Uu^nt . -. 1-29 ftttS. - "M8M showers oi* Wedne*day, fair latter '"tempefatttreS mostly near or »s%?^S^^ ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 25, 1939 8 Pages 64 Columns Number 45 OUTH'S DEATH IS INVESTIGATED 200 Catfish Dumped in River IftLF PLACED HERE AND THE Upside-Downers Coming loving Pictures of Event Taken for Leaguers. iThe state conservation commla- lon stocked 2200 channel catfish the Des Moines river, in the uaty Monday. The fish were ought in a conservation commis- lon fish truck from Lansing, on le Mississippi, where the; coinmis- maintains a hatchery and a iscue station. • • " . - • _ •" lUnder supervision of E.- V. lerce, local conservation officer, lOO fish were dumped into the •er above the dam here, and the ; her 1100 above the dam near irt. The fish are seven to 11 in- long. Moving Pictures Taken. I Kossuth conservation league niters assisted in handling "the fch both here and at Burt. F. B. _nm, president of the Algona un- tof the county conservation lea- ie, signed a receipt for the fish livered at Algona, and: Gottlieb lieich, vice-president, signed for ie fish delivered at Burt. ^Walter Lorenz.and Wm. C. Dau •ere on hand with their movie cam- i to take 100 feet of film show- the operations. The pictures Ijll be shown at some future meet- Jig of the league. H»w Fish are Transported. [Great care is taken in handling lie fish to guard against injury, i Is evidenced by the fact that on hro out of 2200 Hied; en-route. lach truck, which, with equip- nt, weighs eight tons has 16 jeparate tanks, in which the fish |re kept. Each tank is heavily In- Mated with two or three inches material. A separate motor on the truck pumps air continuously Irough the tanks. " • [ In order to keep the water cool nough during transit the truck left Lansing at 3 a. m., -arriving |t 8:30. The temperature of the ater in the tanks on .arrival was 1 degrees, while that of' the rlv- 1 was 74. .:•'-, ';•-' . Water is "Tempered." i Instead of being dumped direct- into the river, as^ Is generally imposed, th° fish are 1 transferred the tanks to tubs of water Sightly warmer than 'the tank >ater. Then river water was sploshed into the tuba til > water in the tubs reached the (emperature of the river- water. This process of changing the pperature o£ the water, which is •ailed tempering, saves the fisl rom shock when they are trans erred to the river. ' V : •; : BOSSY, BOY, 4 AUTO DRIVERS IN THE NEWS Minor Accidents are Noted by Advance Reporters. DRAW FINES FOR TOO MUCH SPEED '"pHESE ARE THE Ross brothers, hand-ba'lancers, who have been >•*• booked for performances at the Kossuth fair, which opens on Sunday, August 20. The Ross brothers present two separate acts on the stage before the grandstand daily. SATURDAY IS FIRST DAY OF PIGEON SHOW FARMER DISCOVERS MAMIULQFRATS IN A TREE HOLLOW feigning officers are again cam- on Algona streets,- In the |Mveok four autoists have been Arrested by Marshal A. s were James • W, Freg, 'Moines; Norman E. Ohristen- j ^aettinger; Wm. M. Wolfe, 7 Junction; and Jack Stroch- trackor whose address was not pen. The meu pi U3 coats of named ware the trucker IB ull . e rucer B ng lu Justice 'Welter's cut Welter fined ^re. Morten ? n '. Whittem( > re ' W P lu * , a , Bt week Monday for i £ out a llcei «e, and Rex rh , Whittemore, was sim- iy fined the same. day for pass, o B l, a . no - pas8 mf5 zone. . , K S, ul i 80n ' Bode . * 3 ' 45 Coat 8 fin- Tractor Accident Display is to Be Held in Former P, O. Building. The state pigeon show will open Saturday morning at 9 o'clock in the former postoffice building across from the courthouse square, and it is expected that there will be between 70 and 100 birds on display. Only birds less than a year old 'are admitted to competition. It Is anticipated that some 40 varieties will be in the show, and prizes are to be awarded in various classifications. The show will continue Sunday, and will be open to the public both days. There is no admission charge. Sunday morning the annual state championship homing pigeon races will be staged, the birds leaving Algona at 9:30 and 10 o'clock in two flights. One flight goes to cotes at Ames, and the other flight goes to Des Moines. An unusual method of timing the,birds is used. A pigeon .must go inside the cote in order to win, and the tlcne it goes in Is the official end of the race. If the bird alights on top of the cote and does not go in he Is still officially racing. Thus the bird that makes the fastest time is not always the winner. This feature is required because of message carrying ability of the bird. A bird that goes directly to its cote delivers its message first and hence is most valuable. Golfers are to Start Championship Tilt Qualifying rounds for the an nual club golf championship flights will be played started tomorrow, and next week the flights of 16 players each will be paired. The rounds will be played without handicapping, and the first flight of 16 players will be those who turn in the best scores. Other flights of 16 each will be made up in the order of Qualifying scores so that players of approximately equal ability will be paired against each other. This tournament will he the last of the club eeason and ,will extend over the remainder of the most active glaying season. July FalU Behind June in Marriages Eighteen licenses to wed have besa issued in the county so far «Si mouth. July will fall far be- June, which had a record of M. Five of the 1? vere ths Jast week, as follows: Ames, Harriet E- Kenneth J- An- Mtau., EtheJ Walter Unlon Twp., July in trees! Who ever heard or rats living In trees? A Union farmer mowing last Thursday was chasing rats out of an old, -discarded gas engine which stood close to his chicken house. A large tree was near by. Two dogs were busily engaged in an attempt to catch the rats. , One rat got away, ran up the tree, and when the farmer investigated lie found a large hole in the heart of the tree—« rat homo! The farmer got his gun, began to shoot, and before the task was completed had killed 15 rats—three large ones, the rest half grown. Rats are found in large numbers tills year, and farmers are doing everything possible to combat them. Itats are known to migrate from one farm to another in groups. As high as 25 or 30 have been seen in one group. A cow five., cars, and a byclcle were inyloved in minor accidents in the last week. Mrs. Gordon Worster, Algona met a cow belonging to Harold Brandow near a bridge at the Brandow farm at 9:30 Friday night. She was driving at 1932 V8 at 35 mph, the ro'ad was rough, and the night foggy. | 'Bossy was standing on the left . side of the road, with six calves. Like a hen with a brood of chickens she took the exact moment when Mrs. Worster was crossing the bridge, to amble across the road. But, unlike Henny-Penny, Bossle didn't get it in the neck; he was only slightly bruised. Boy, Bike, Car, Matches. Larry, 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Thorpe, Algona, teamed early Monday morning that young bicyclists shouldn't :arry matches In their pockets. Larry was riding west on State, and was making speed, when Sam Smith backed out from the curb in iSront of Barry's. Smith's view from behind was obscured by Peterson's delivery truck, and the car and Larry's bike collided. Larry was knocked to the pavement, but aside from the sudde^ departure of • skin on his legs'he was not much hurt. Chief Mpulds, however, administered a;..kindly few words of advice about carrying matches,' after removing a handful from Larry's pocket, where they had been Ignited by the violent contact with the pavement. Women Drivers in Crash. Luella Bleich, Burt, driving a, 1936 Dodge, owned by Herman Bleich, collided with a 1937 Ford V8 driven by Mrs. Carles A. Fouhy. Algona^ at the Intersection of Minnesota and Call streets Saturday noon. • Miss Bleich was coming from the south, Mrs. Fouhy from the MIDGET SHOOT TO BE FEATURE OF FIELD DAY Other Events on the Schedule to Make a Busy Day. A state championship midget trap shoot, a skeet shoot, a sling snot tourney, and a coon hunt were announced at the county Conservation League meeting Thursday as new events for the league's fifth annual, field day Sunday, September 10, on the Klamp farm, near Plum 'Creek. The business meeting and annual picnic-held Thursday evening at the new field day site Was WHEN PIONEERS PACKED UP TO FLEE FROM INDIANS RECALLED Livermore, July 23—Facts have been learned recently from W. F. Johnson, local pharmacist, concerning his father, grandfather, and other relatives who came from Sweden in 1851 and settled near Stratford, homesteading land valuable today. The grandfather, John Johnson, with two brothers and their families; came together, and. W. F.'s father was three years old then. A glimpse of the hardships the pioneers endured may be gleaned from the fact the grandfather later told how they were once all packed and ready to leave, "for where" they did not know, but anywhere to escape the fiendish Indians. However, they were never in fact attacked. It was no small task then to handsled a few bushels of corn down the river 100 miles to Saylorville, where it was ground and brought back the same way. . But the faithfulness of tliese pioneers, their untiring efforts, put them among the most prosperous and respected of .the real pioneers, and their offspring today number more than 300. Land was selling at around $1.25 an acre. Every year Mr. and Mrs. Johnson go to Stratford to view familiar scenes and meet other relatives in a great gathering. Fox and coon honnd field trials will be features of the Conservation League's fifth annual field day. The entry fee in each event will be $2, and purses will be $100. Entry blanks will be sent on inquiry by Balph Mleflke,' Algona, general chairman. THIEF STEALS A $300 BAND HORN AT BURT east. The Bleich car • had the front grill smashed In, the. left light broken and the left f< bent.'The back of the Fouhy was. smashed in. This accident was reported by both women in person. '- Crash at St. Benedict Harold Roethler, Algona, and Henry Grandjenett, St. Benedict escaped injury when their cars collided Thursday evening at 8'o'- clock In the south end of the village. Grandjenett was proceeding south <gn a street which ends at his driveway, and Roethler was driving west. Th collision occurred at the Intersection. A fender and running board of Roethler's car were bent. The windshield of Grandjenett's car was cracked, and a hub cap and fender were bent. Thus endeth tha week's report (so far) of. auto accident In Kossuth, with, happily, no fatalities, not even an errant bossy's. _But how about chickens and rabbits? K'ballers Will Play Wednesday Evening The kittenball league la playing __ the weekly games Wednesday and"weTe''a"mneea^torAfgona : on night this week, instead, of this • evening, because of a conflict with another game. The Hub Clothiers' will play White Rose; the Pioneers, the K. C.'s. Friday evening a special game will be played between the Oldtimers and a picked team from the , regular players. The same evening the league All- Stars will play Eagle Grove here. White Rose" team was at Eagle Grove Sunday afternoon for three games," winning from Iowa Falls 7-2, but losing to Eagle Grove twice, 3-0 and 6-5. • attended by 100 members, including 25 juniors and representative's from all 12 units o'f the league. Committees are Darned. Chairmen of committees for field day events appointed at an executive meeting last week Tuesday night were announced: Ralph Mledke, general chairman, pistol shoot, and directional signs; L. M. -.Merrltt, publicity; J. D. Lowe,'motor patrol; F. B. Tlmm, special events and sling-shot range; Lloyd Wellendorf, casting; H. B .White, dog show and trials; William Claussen, riffle shoot; Carl Van Hovem, archery; Roger Michel (junior member), dart-throwing. •'' (Eugene Neville, greyhound races and coon hunt; Wm. C.. Dau.lmid- get-trap shoot; v: Maurice "Bartnol- mew, skeet trap shpot; John Fotn, parking; Arlo Larson, soft drink" stands; Henry Dobson, horseshoe contest; Ernest Peterson, Titonka, trap shoot; Paul Elgler, Fenton, tickets. Committee .heads will appoint their own assistants and complete lists are to be reported to the general chairman by July 27. Small Admission Fee. An admission fee of lOc will be charged this year. A first-aid tent will be set up on the grounds, and the services of a registered nurse will be provid- ,Instrunient Was the Property of Burt School Band. Sheehan, Algonian, Avoids Collision by Fast Thinking Good driving and quick thinking on the part of Edw. D. Sheehan saved four people from serious tmrts or worse in an auto accident Sunday evening at 9 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Sheeban and Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Mathes were on, way home from Mason City ed. Officials of the League feel that this Is essential in view of the much greater attendance anticipated this.year. Other business transacted, at Thursday's meeting was a report on the food stand the League operated at the Fourth of July celebration and will operate again at the county fair. Secretary-Treasurer Henry Beck er reported on a night trap shoot at the fair grounds June 6 in celebration of the close of the league's annual spring predator hunt. Two homes were entered Friday nulght at Burt while an annual celebration was taking pjace. The home of Leonard Daniels .was entered-first. Mr. Daniels was there at the time, and on hearing a j noise he investigated and found ^several men in the dining room. .When he appeared .the men fled, jumping through a window in the dining room, by which -they had gained; entrance. ....;/ :., ..-,-' ; Jtvwaa thought.' that Mr. 'Daniels appeared- soon after the-men entered, for nothing was missing. He did not recognize anyone in the party. The same evening the Bert Godden home was entered. No one was ait home, and a $300 bass clarinet belonging to the school was taken. The instrument was played in the school band by Doris Godden, and she had -used It in a concert that evening. She then took It home and left it In her bedroom. . A 13-year-old son of the Goddens •said he saw a man leaving the home,, and the police were called Immediately, but no trace of the thief or thieves was found. The Instrument was bought, with funds from the various' activities, of the town, and $40 remained to OLD TIMERS TO PLAY LEAGUERS FRIDAY NIGHT A group of kittonball "old- timers" last week became a little bit "regusted" with bragging of the younger generation, and also a little curious about their own ability to play the game with the same spirit and skill of the days of their'youth. So the older group challenged the youngsters in the present league to pick the best in the league to meet them in a match game Friday night at Athletic park at 7:30 o'clock. The challenge was accepted so quickly It made the old- timers' heads swim, but they hung on, and the game will be played. A charge of a dime will be made, and this money will go into the league treasury. Harry Nolte will manage the old timers, , and "Woody" Cook will ban- die the leaguers. As a special threat to worry the youngsters the old-timers announced yesterday that Charles Hoffman would be on-the mound for oldsters. Many Bidders Seek Contracts for the Home at Co. Farm County Auditor Kinsey and the supervisors have been eurprlsed at the number of construction -plumb- Ing and heating, and ' electric contractors which have submitted bids for the new county home. A total of twenty-four cbntrators have asked for construction specifications, ten plumbing and heat- HUMBOLDT IS DEFEATED BY GOLFERS HERE be paid on it. It was the only one in the band not covered by insurance. Such valuable Instruments are not usually found In school bands. A thorough attempt will be made to_find this one. No. 18 when the left rear tire of the Sheehan car blew out. A car from the west was almost up .to them, and to avoid hitting it Mr. Sheehan had to take a four- foot ditch, and then had to dodge a telephone pole. The bumper was loosened, the Cly4e L. Ogg, Sm|t^ Algona; ittke, taillight broken, and the fenders dented on the, Shgehan car. Tn'e four occupants were bruised and shaken up but none much injured. Mr. Sheehan was driving 55 mpn at the time ot the blowout. JMail Carrier Buys F. L. Miller Place Irvington, July 24-Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller have sold their 20- acre farm -to Leslie Stephens, rural mail carrier out of Algona, who Is to take possession August 16. The farm, southwest of Algona, has been the home of Mr. and Mrs. Miller for 25 years, Mr. Millers health will not now permit him to do the necessary farm work, so. the couple will reside at Algona, In one of their 'houses here. Toe farm machinery and stock were also sold 'to Mri, Stephens. fair Board Has Heetlng, Eighteen attended a raeftlng of thf fair off ioials 8*4 the board «t the Burt hotel Wednesday PTOsiug and discussed plans for tfee fpto Twelve Shiny New Cars on "the Road An even dozen new automobiles were sold to the county last week, and they brought the total for July so far to 63. New Fords were bought by R. L. Beamish, C. L, Lehman, E, R. Carney, Algona; Ernest A. Wortnxan r ,J. Winter, Buffalo Center; and Arthur Goche, Bancroft. Chevrolets were bought by Davi4 $. Beck, anfl Frank Sterling, Algona; Mrs. Anna Nurre, Bancroft; and John Bauman, Whitteppre. H. W. Hollandsworth, Algopa,_ bought a Dodge, and M.rs, AJ Algona, a "" ton o| The little Mr. and Mrs, C]Jffpi4 fered a broken rtgh.| ing contractors, contractors. All and five opies of electric specifications prepared for bids ' have been exhausted. Cowan & Son and Geo. L. Miller, Algona, are among the Interested building contractors and G." Jp 1 . Towne, George Holtzbauer, and Lalng & Muckey, Algona, are interested in the plumbing contract; and the Walsh Electric Service, Algona, andrthe Vaux,El- electric Co., Swea City, are in the list of prsspeotlve'bidders for the electric contract. Bids are to be opened August 2. . Benefit Game Will be Played Tonight A benefit game between the A!T gona Brownies and Mankato will be played at the ball grounds tonight at 8:30 o'clock. Proceeds will be used to clear debts. The Brownies swamped Doda in a no- hit no-run game Sunday night, the Brownies swamped Pows in, a no- Status of the Brownies after tonight's game has not been determined, but it-}s expected the team will continue under its own agement COURTHOUSE GETS BRAND NEW BOILER Whether they ever build a new Kossuth courthouse part of the old one was ruthlessly torn down Monday morning for installation of a new boiler. The boQw .weighs more than tw.o tons and measures four feet wide, six feet high, and eight feet long. The workmen took boiler Into the building via the the One door had to be and county officers West Bend Pastor Facing Operation The Rev. Father Dobbereteln, Of West Bend, wi,\l have a major operation at the Worrell hospital, Rochester,- tomorrow (Wednesday). H$ hfts beea alljng tor SQWliinfl, $ajs been, -varse to recent Bf>.w$a,t tfl ^Roshesteic — to? -.fgvlllgn, \ »*. t.Hftt sss^ST east entrance into the basement, thence through a hallway and into the boiler room. widened, upstairs thought that part of the building was corning down. The north basement entrance to the boiler room was far too small. The work took most of the morning, and Supervisors McDonald and Fraser were on hand to superintend it. The old courthouse .was built in 1872, 67 years ago. Mr, McDonald said yesterday that the old boiler, which was removed some weeks ago, had been in the building- since before he was deputy sheriff forty years ago, or at the turn of the century. Well, Anyway It's Hot Enuf at That lowans are having a mild summer, according to records on mercury readings. Sunday was the only day last week In the 90's, and it is believed that not much more than a dozen .days all summer have been over this mark. There was no rain last week, and lawns are badly burned. The mercury read ings for the week follow: July 17 , 79 64 July 18 „ 77 65 July 19 86 68 July 20 85 61 July 21 79 € July 22 „,. _ x ,.g« 6: July 23 —---T-y-——93 4 K*llroaders Flcnick Here, agents of t&£ Northern ft N.;W. PROBE FIGHT AS CAUSE OF BOY'S DISEASE / Beaten Britt Youth Passes Following Operation. (For another story of the death of Ole Handeland see the farm page. . Circumstances surrounding the death of Ole Handeland, of Britt, are being Investigated by Kossuth officers, who are checking a reported scrap here two weeks ago Monday night, in which it is alleged Handeland was badly beaten by 'a trio of youths from near Britt. The beating is reported to have occurred during "or following a wedding dance held at the 1 Floral hall, and that the trio "ganged" up on Handeland for some reason or another. It is stated that none had been drinking, and that the fight- was over events which had occurred previous to the night of the dance. Post-Mortem Performed. _ Handeland died Thursday afternoon after an operation for appendicitis. Friends said that Handeland had not felt well since he was beaten up two weeks ago, and that he had complained continuously about severe pains in his abdomen. A post mortem examination was performed Saturday night at Britt by Dr. D. S. Shaw, Hancock county coroner, and Dr. R. A. Evans, Kossuth county coroner, but the results have not been made public. It. is reported here that friends of Handeland state there was no excuse for ganging up on him, and that the attack seemed to have been premeditated. Officers Await Developments. •, Officers here are awaiting further developments in the matter before taking any steps. A-prelim- - inary Investigation was made last week, and some witnesses to the scrap were questioned. Whether action will be taken depends entirely upon new developments which are not yet indicated. While officers are checking the case thoroughly It has not been de- termind whether the boy's death or the appendicitis attack were the result of the beating. There is also a doubt as .to whether there were contributing factors, and whether a criminal'action would be justified. There is . some feeling among neighbors of the Haudeland family near Britt, particularly since the youth was the principal worker on the farm of his widowed mother. fiarrington is Winner of the Handicap Tournament. R. J. Harrington won the club handicap tournament Sunday by defeating Kenneth Miller, of West Bend, three up and two to go, at he Country club golf links. , Sunday afternoon a group of 15 Humboldt players . met an equal roup of Algonlans, and the Humboldt players were defeated 30-4 by the local players. In this tournament players from • each town were paired against each other. The match was 18 holes, divided Into two sections of 9 holes each. The winner of each 9-hple match won a point for his team, and the winner on the whole 18 'added another point. The scoring follows: Algona. Humboldt -*- Haggard, 3 „ ---- E. Lindhorst. 0 Harrington, !,.-..__.: ---- :_-Jaqua, 1 Pittman, 3_™__ ----- .—Garbett, 0 retzmeyer, 2 ------------ Brown, 0 Lynch, 3— ______i_L. Lindhorst, 0 Borehardt, 0 ------------ Coons, 0 Mugent, 2 -------- 1-JMeCormick, 0 Tlmm, 3— — ___ — _ ---- Lyons, 0 Dewel, 2 ------- _ ------- -Wogan, 0 Murtagh, !>—____ — , _____ Henley, 1 Dally, 1 ---------- _ ---- ^Fitch, 2 McMahon, 3—, -------- Mosbach, 0 Kinsey, 2-, — _— _, ----- Lieuwin, 0 Blossom, 3— ,__ ___ ----- Johnson, 0 Hpimes, 2 __•__ — ------ DeGroot, 0 The Humboldt course has sand greens, and the visitors had some difficulty putting on Algona's grass greens. Lakota Recruit is Home on Furlough Lakota, July 24— Ferd Koppen, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Koppen, is spending a 12-day furlough with his parents. He arrived at Mason pity Thursday morning, ROY BJUSTROM IS RECOVERING FROM INJURIES Roy Bjustrom is recovering In the Kossuth hospital from severe cuts and bruises, and shock, as the result of an auto crash Thursday afternoon south of Algona. Russell Cook, who was with him, was also cut, bruised and shaken up in the crash, but was able to leave the hospital the same evening. The Bjustrom car and a~ truckload of hay driven by Geo. Schumacher, of'- Irvington, collided at an intersection on 169 four miles south of Algona. The truck loaded with hay was turning off the highway, and the Bjustrom car was endeavoring to pass. Mr. ' Bjustrom said as the truck turned the road was "block-' ed, and he had to bit it or go 'Into a deep ditch. He chose the truck, and the hood of the car slipped beneath one side of the truck body, The Bjustrom car was badly wrecked, and both occupants of the car were fortunate to escape death. Mr. Bjustrom's 'nose - was almost severed from his face, but the cuts were sewed up and the member saved. lie will probably b& in the hospital for a number of days recovering from the effects of his injuries. — • Hh-r , Traffic Law'Quiz' for the Rotarians Algona Rotarians were given' quiz papers to fill out aj: the nooift luncheon yesterday. The question^ concerned traffic problems on the highways, and perfect score was 100 points. The questions via train, and bis there to meet him. father drove Ferd entered the Great Lakes naval training camp three months ago, and has completed Us training there. Ferd says be likes th$ work ftere, a.o4 is fprtun-atp to ftavjn^ a, pomn)»nd- er waom all the boys la Ms cpm- i* compiled by the Travelers JagWr ; ance company and distributed by • Lloyd BQh.an9ion,, program chair* 1 man for the day. Three members. <•* tied for high aftd won |re,e ' '"' " to the Call theater-from ~ Rice: H). Y. Fierce, Preside Qene men,

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