HISTORICAL DBlf, Awarded Highest Honors as "Iowa 8 Best Weekly Neivspaper By State University of Iowa, 1933 OFFICIAL emr AND COUNTY PAPER llgona ©e* Jfflome* THE WEATHER Generally fair, not much rhanirc In temperature. Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1934 Ten Pages. VOL. :?2—NO. :? LOCAL GAME REFUGE, 3500 ACRES, SOUGHT * « * * * * Survey Made of Union Slough; Plan Would Create 9 Mile Lake LAND OWNERS IN NRA COMPLIANCE PLACED ON NEW TOADES COUNCIL 75-100 Local ' Merchants Hear Explanation of New Retail Code ALGONA ONLY CITY IN COUNTY EFFECTED Store Hours 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. on Week days, Hardware, Grocers Open Earlier forcement of the NRA retail code Algona business firms will toeneeforth be in the hands of committees from each individual line of bust- ness, it was determined Friday evening at a meeting of Algona retailers In the court room. Committee chairmen for the various lines were named at that time. Between 75 and 100 persons were pro- cent. The code was explained by T. H. Chrlsotillles, county chairman, and D. E. Dewel, secretary of the NRA compliance board set* up under President Roosevelt's blanket code last August. Retail lines with permanent codes go now automatically under their own organization. The committees will compose what will be known as the local trade council, which as a colletlve group will han- «ae whatever business of a city-wide nature that may ome up in regard to tne 30Ufl8« The Crucial Round 'FIVE DIRECTORS CHOSEN TUESDAY FORCOJJNTYFAIR 1 New By-Law Adopted; Will Have Secretary Henceforth Elected by Board Who's Who and What They Do No. 13 of a Series of Thumbnail Tor raits QUICKER TH' BETTER W is ffow ft* wr cwJHJmany in the county which is affected by the NRA. Chairmen Appointed Following explanation of the code and d'3tc*sion by the groups of grocers, clothiers, furniture dealers, dry goods, Hardware dealers and drug stores represented met and named the following men to represent their lines respec- ti ZL Kresenthy. dry goods; William Hawcott, variety. J. A. Brownell, shoes; W A. Poster, furniture; A. L. Long, White. C. H. Swanson, groceries; John Kcblhaas, hardware; K. D. James, drugs. Store Bonn Store hours till further notice will toe the same as now, the drygoods, variety, and shoes stores opening at 8 a. m. and closing at 6 week days and closing at 10 p. m. Saturdays. The Uoun for grocery stores are 7:30 a. m. *nd 5:30 p. m. week days, with the closing' at 10 p. m. Saturdays. Hardware stores open at 7 a. m. and close •t 8 p. m, i — *** Fenton Creamery Did Business of $88,622 for 1933 Fenton: The annual stockholders' meeting of the Penton Creamery Co. was held Saturday afternoon at which two directors, whose terms expired this year, were elected. The outgoing directors were Paul NemlU and E. A. Hutkamp, both of whom were reelected. Directors who are holding over include George Slems, Cliff Prink and A. J. Kennedy. The secretary's report disclose Uiat the local creamery old a gross business of $88,62331. This Is an increase of $6,008.58 over last year.. ' average price paid per pound for buttettat was 23.30c and the average cost p»r pound for butter manufactured was 2.080 as again 2.41o last year. The average price received per pound for all butter was 21e as against 21. (Me last year. There was also a marked reduction in the manufacturing expense. A comparison of this item revealed that the operating cost last year •mounted to $11321.17 and $9,616.10 this year or a reduction of $2,206.07. O. K. Storre of Kensett. president of the Iowa State Brand Creamery As- •oclation of Mason City, was here to address the meeting. Legion, Auxiliary to Meet Jan. 24 Mrs. Ida Larson, County President of the American Legion Auxiliary and Leon Merrill of Algona, county Commander of the Legion, have arranged tar a joist meeting of the two organ- isations to be held at Burt next Wednesday night, January 2«h. An invitation has been extended to all Le- gionaires, Auxiliaries and ex-service men in the county to attend. Eddie Sifert Back Eddie Sifert, Algona boy. who once put on contortionist acts in the leading circuses of the country, returned several days ago from Minneapolis for « vS«.Eddte reports that he is being booked for appearance in several Minneapolis night clubs in the near future. alderman In VfatMnaton Pott ANNUAL CREAMERY Iowa State Brand Officials Also on. Program for Annual Event Plans for another much awaited meeting for the stockholders and patrons of the Algona Cooperative Creamery were going ahead rapidly this week, and creamery men here had completed the program for the occasion, which is to be held Saturday, January 27, in the Algona high school. The program is as follows: 10 a. m.—Business meeting, school auditorium. 12 m.—Dinner in gymnasium. 1 p. m—Address by George W. Godfrey, aslstant to the president, Iowa State College. 150 p. m.—Talk by John Chrlsten- sen, assistant manager of Iowa State Creameries, (Mason City, on relationship betwen farmers and cooperative creameries with Iowa State Brand. 2 p. m.—Boy Storvick, manager Iowa State Brand Creameries, Inc., Mason City, on subject of butter sales in eastern markets and what the prospect for butter prices are in the coming year. 2:30 p. m.—A. W. Rudnlck, on corn- hog contract* and what prices the farmer can expect for his hogs the coming year. 3 p. m.—Awarding of diplomas on cream received by Algona Cooperative Creamery which scored B3 or better, by W. B. Quarton. Last year between 800 and 900 attended the meeting, and an equally large throng is expected this year. A delegation of Algona business men also plan to be present at the sessions. No Telephone Call From Lewis Home The article carried by this paper last week, in regard to Mrs. Lewis was absolutely untrue. There was no call for the police from her home, then or at any other time. In using telephones one should be very careful to use their own names as there is a severe penalty for not so doing. It is true a youth, who apparently had been drinking called at the home. and bewildered When informed whe» he lived the youth left immediately. He was an Algona youth, and although recognised, never had called at the Lewis home before. Trapping Season Ended on Jan. 15 The trapping season closed on January 15, it was announced from the state fish and game department headquarters. Pur may be held tor five days after the close of the season, and if it is desired to keep the furs any longer, a permit must be obtained from the state game warden, the notice added. In spearing fish, persons driving the fish must have a- license as well as those actually doing the spearing, the department also warns. Culbertson Wins Race With "Big Merle Colbertson, Lotts Creek township, fe M» afraid of the Big Bad Wolf. Merle MW a wolfe, ot the prairie variety, to a grove, so he grabbed his gun and Jumped into his automobile to ohaae it. With the speedometer showing 65 mfle* an hour, Merle and (he wolf were running an even race until he banged away with hia gun. The wolf flnnlOy gave up the battle, but not unta his legs had been broken by the shot. He was about as big a* a large police dog, and heavier. Merle collect* a five dollar bounty from the comity. It was the firs* wolf renortod at the office of E. J. Butler, county auditor, thto year. Bartlett Not Out For Auditor Job Political talk continued to be one of the most interesting topics for discussion in Algona and surroundnig territory this week. The names of a number of new candidates have been mentioned for various offices, and it is evident that public interest will be equally as evident as was the case at the last election. Harley Bartlett, mentioned in this newspaper last week as being a possible candidate for county auditor, stated emphatically that he will not run for that office, and had not considered It. He was a deputy county auditor until the flrtt, of the year, and talk erroneously linked his name with that office. His name has been mentioned correctly, however, as a candidate for county recorder. 1933 FAIR HAD SMALL DEFICIT Scuffham Gets 3-Year Term; Two Each Chosen for Two, One Year A new plan for electing directors of the Kossuth County Agricultural Association, ai.d the fair secretary, became one of the laws of the organization, Tuesday afternoon, when the annual meeting was held. The new plan provides for five directors, with that group to elect from its own group, the president and vice president of the fair association. The iecretary and treasurer will be chosen jy the board. This change in the by- awa of the organization, instead of putting the vote of a secretary's elec- iion up at each annual meeting, will shift the importance of the election to the choice of directors, as they will choose the secretary. Following the passage of this new by-law, and a second one which makes any qualified voter of Kossuth county automatically a member of the Kossuth County Agricultural Association, Instead of only those who have paid a ~ ~ ~ " of 1 direc- Nothing is of more interest to the I pregntion that went to fchc state semi- average farmer than his creamery and I finals, its management, and there is no in- ' dustry of which Whlttemore can be prouder than its cooperative creamery—which brings us to a little story about Ralph A. Bartlett, for the past two years manager of the Whlttemore Cooperative Creamery. Work in behalf of dairy betterment has been Ralph's chief interest in life, outside of his home. Born in Illinois, where <he lived on a farm most of his c-arly life, he graduated from Iowa State in 1925, and then taught in the dairy extension department for a year, before doing work for the dairy extension division. While at Iowa State in these capacities, he earned his M. S. degree, awarded in 1928. He recalls that he wrote his master's thesis in a Mason City hotel. Referring to the administration's agricultural program, Ralph stated that he felt the program has possibilities and calls for everybody pushing it, but he added that the dairy program has yet to be worked out. He anticipates a dairy control program. The Whlttemore Creamery has 268 patrons, a substantial Increase in the pact two years. Ralph was recently elected secretary for district 6 of the Iowa BUttermakers Association. He has accepted the burdens of responsibility of several civic enterprises, and is a member of the executive committee of the Whlttemore Community :lub. He drives a Chevrolet, and does not smoke. Last summer he enjoyed playing klt- tenball in the Algona league, and is also a golfer. In high school he played basketball, and the Manly team is still remembered as the surprise ag- AREA WOULD GET $20435 PER ACRE National Commission for Wild Fowl Restoration Gets Report of Survey APPROVAL CERTAIN; PRICE BIG HURDLE Only Property Which Would Be Sought would be Slough and Pasture Land Wesley Folks Shaken Up in Auto Skid Wesley: Mrs. Will Ward and two children. Billy and Donna were quite badly shook up and rightly excited with no great personal Injury Thursday afternoon when upon returning home after school hours, the car struck a slippery spot in the road between the Jack Cruise and Jack Studer farm homes and took to the ditch. The car, which la a new Plymouth, had to be taken to town where It is in the process of getting a heap of dents ana kinka taken out of one of its sides. Has Leg Amputated After Gun Afccident Arthur Wildln, 28, son of Lewis Wildin of Oresco township, Is resting in the Kossuth hospital since the amputation of his right leg just below the knee. Arthur was cleaning a 20 gauge shotgun when the gun accidentally discharged with the muzzle only an inch or so from hia leg. The flesh of his leg and the small bone were mangled. He was rushed to the hospital and an operation was performed immediately to clean the wound, but amputation was necessary. Skid into Tree Skidding on & patch of Ice, an automobile driven by Mrs. Eugene Wray, slid into a tree near the Frank Zen. der home, Tuesday, and put a few detxti in the machine Mrs. Wray, fortunately was not injured. W. A. Murray of Bancroft and C. M. Gross of tone Rock were elected to serve terms of one year, Jewell Pat tersoh and Dolph Haney, both ot Ai gona, were elected to serve for two years, and Clark Scuffham was elected to serve as director for three years. Dr. W. T. Peters presided at the meeting Tuesday. Earl Vincent read the minutes of the last annual meeting and Harry Bode submitted the treasurer's report, both of which were approved as read. The treasurer's report showed that the fair had yielded a total ot $8,837.96, a sum which does not quite cover the expenses, but the deficit was declared to be small enough so that the officers tc.lt on a comparative basis with other county fairs, the Kossuth fair had not been extremely unfortunate. When Harry Bode stated that there was a cash balance on hand at the present time of $17.62, the fact brought a chuckle from the audience of about 45 persons. Charley Khun, "afro hiss attended every annual meeting since 1889, when he became a member, was on hand at this meeting. Charley has not missed ' a fair in that time, either, and has more stories of early day fairs than a newspaperman has alibis. Ralph A. Barilett ! His other hobby, dairying, calls for a | quality program in dairying, so that as much premium butter as possible may be made. He Is a strong exponent of alfalfa and believes that all dairy cows, to be kept, should be fed with the Idea of production in mind. "If a farmer does not feed his cows right," he believes, "so that they produce they might just as well be sold." He is married and has two twin boys, Ralph, Jr., and Richard, both two and a half years old. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF GAME REFUGE FLAN? Thl» newmaMT. hellerlnc thai national game refuge, la one of the most Important things before Kos- ftstti eounfr *od»y, vinrlng tt with Its effect on the county for future generatlona, would welcome expressions of opinion on the matter from Its readers. Everyone should be vitally concerned; why not consider the matter and then mall or bring your views to this office. Brief, to-the-pomt expressions of opinion will be welcomed. MRS. JOHNSON SERVICES HELD HERE MONDAY Funeral services were held Monday, January 15, 1934, for Mrs. Magnus Johnson, mother of Bertha Johnson, at the First Lutheran church, Rev. M. A. SJostrand officiating. A large attendance at the funeral attested the fact that Mrs. Johnson, was a beloved woman with many friends. The floral tributes made a wonderful display, rarely seen. Interment was made at the Rlverview cemetery beside her husband, who died March 9, 1930. Mrs. Maria Cathruie Norman Johnson was born April 27, 1859, in Lulea, Sweden. In the year 1883 on August 9th she came to Iowa, coming directly to Kossuth county. A few months later on October 8th she took up her residence in Algona and it was here that the married Magnus Johnson on April 6, 1884. Four children were born to this union, Erick M. Johnsoa of Pen- gily, Minnesota, Mrs. Edna J. Forst of Cedar Kapids, Bertha E. Johnson of Algona, and another son who died in infancy. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Dorcas society of the First Lutheran church Since leaving the office of County Auditor, Miss Bertha Johnson has devoted her entire time to caring for her mother and It was to l>er tender ministrations that Mrs. Johnson's last monjths were made more easy and brighter. Mrs. Johnson has suffered with a lingering Illness for the past two years but was bedfast only a month prior to her death on January 12, 1934. Besides her chilviren, she is mourned by two brothers, Oscar and Alfred Norman of Algona. Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were a daughter, Mrs. Edna J. Forst of Cedar Rapids and a niece, Mrs. Merril Foote of Cedar Rapids, also. Sullivan, McDonald P. O. Candidates A competitive examination for the position of postmaster of Algona has been announced by the United States Civil Service Commsslon. Receipt of applications will close Jan. 30. Competitors will not be required to report for examination at any place, but will be rated upon their education and train- Ing, business experience, and fitness. Applications should be made to the Civil Commission, Washington, D. C., for application form 10, and form 2213, containing definite Information In re~- gard to the examination. Applications must be properly executed on form 10 and filed with the Civil Service Commission prior to the closing hour on the date specified above. J. A. McDorald and Wade Sullivau ere clrculatl. g littitirns in Algona 5titirelay as^in? for the appointment. Wade is now inspector of heavy weight fcales, appointed by th enew democratic administration, and Jim Is a well known insurance wan. Both petit! ins woe generally ciguet!. Postmastar Backus will tfi'.d his term as postmas- tei in Algona thii coming April. He has served twelve : ? t:£.rs very satUi- fpitorily. In the meanwhile, Sid J. Backus, Algona postmaster, was still on his hospital bed in Des Moines, seriously ill. Reports atjute that his condition Is about the same, and indications are that he will not return home until he is some better. LOCAL YOUTH ON Kossuth county may have a game refuge of 3,600 acres some time in the near future. But there arc a number of Important "ifs" in the way, none of which cannot be ironed out, however. The game refuge area would comprise the section of Portland and Ramsey townships, now known as Union Slough, starting northeast of Burt and running toward Lakota. For some time, conservation and ports enthusiasts have been waging a ampalgn to transform Union Slough nto a game refuge, a thing for which t is said to be ideally suited. Up un- il this time, it has been impossible to get any official action on the mater. But several weeks ago President Floosevelt appointed a committee ot ;hree men, one of which was J. N. Darling of Des Molncs, famed cartoonist and sportsman. Mr. Darling, interested in Iowa conservation and in Ow Iowa 2»sw Dlan. wwouUc ,we BY COURT0 Three Others Implicated in Palo Alto Case Await Trial Delmar McFaddcn, Algona, implicated in the robbery at the Dan Slbrel farm near Emmetsburg recently, pleaded guilty on Monday in court at Emmetsburg, and was sentenced to five years in the Anamosa penitentiary. Judge F. C. Davidson paroled him to E. J. McEvoy, Kossuth county clerk of court. And in the meantime, "Tex" Howton, one of the tvlo sought by officers n connection with the case, was being held under $20,000 bonds in the Webster county jail for an alleged shooing. He has been idenltfied as one of he five men who participated in the affair near Emmetsburg. Frank Keser, Webster City, was also Identified and is being held in the same case. Herald Spcraw, Algona, the fourth member of the group, is still being held at Emmetsburg. He was indicted in connection with the affair. Ferd Brethorst is still being sought for his connection with the case. He is the only one of the five as yet un- apprehended. Several visits were made to his home, but he was absent each time. aving once used IF many a hunting ground for Annual Swea City Creamery Meeting Swea City: At the annual meeting of the Swea City cooperative Creamery Company, held at the Legion hall, the following report was given by Secretary Leon Knutson. 158,400 pounds of butter were made, 28,615 pounds were consumed locally, gross receipts were $31,193.25. Ole Kvansdale was elected as director for a one year term. Martin Molinder and Wm. Krumm each were elected for a three year term. Knutson is buttermaker. Leon G. U. Fairbanks, Burt, Badly Hurt by Tree Burt: G. U. Fairbanks was seriously injured last Friday at his farm home east of town when a tree struck him. Mr. Fairbanks had cut down a tret; which became lodged in another tree, and when he was in the act of getting it down, he was struck on the head and leceived a gash and his leg was broken above the ankle. He was taken to Algona. He is a brother of L. E. Fairbanks of Algona. Fandel Reelected Elevator President Members of the Whlttemore Elevator Company met at Whlttemore Tuesday afternoon for the main purpose of electing directors and officers for 1934. Directors and officers for 1934 are: M. W. Fandel, president; Frank Balgeman, vice president; Frank Besten- Ithner, secretary-treasurer; Ed Youngwirth, Theodore Pompe, August Vaudt and Joseph Loebach. Fandel, Besten- lehner. Vaudt and Loebach were reelected as directors and officers, while Balgeman, Youngwirth and Pompe are new to the board. The company's financial report for the year ending December 31, 1933, showed a final net profit of (8.89. At the meetig a 10 per cent dividend was declared and will be paid February 1. The elevator handled a total of 336,112 bushels of grain during 1933, and was declared by Its auditor to be in "an exceptionally strong condition." Boyish Trio Pay For Free Movies The law caught up with three high school boys, last week. N. C. Rice of the Call Theatre has been bothered for some time with the young tellsw sneaking into the theatre through exits. After several such experiences he decided that being nice and asking them to leave wasn't getting him anywhere, so the next offense resulted in a caJl to Marshal Frank Green. The boys were taken before the county attorney and given a very definite idea of the penalty that such conduct might Ui'ing. They were allowed to escape this lime without any sentence. Ibmttes, years ago as ducks. Survey Made Lust Week A committee composed of Dennis Goeders, Algona, Ross t/fosea of Emmetsburg, Mr. Dumont of Dea Moines and Mr. Bennett of Ames, all connected wibh the state fish and game department, made a survey of the area and have Jisubmdtted! the£r (report W the president's committee for the. restoration of wild fowl. It Is practically certain that the committee will authorize the governmtnt to purchase the land as a game refuge — IF. And here the several points upon which the success or failure of the plaa hinge, come up. H. N. Smith, county engineer, and also much Interested in the Union Slough project, speaking before the Algona Rotary club Monday noon, had the following to say about the matter. He pointed out that the government committee was having funds placed at Its disposal to purchase land for the restoration of wild life, but that it could not pay unfair prices for the land thus obtained. He estimated that the price the government would offer for the land would be between $20 and $35 an acre Whether or not the owners ol the land thus effected, of whch bhe;re are 30 to 35, would consider this land, much of which is slough, and the rest of which Ls swamp, worth more than the figure the government will be willing to pay, is the question which -will decide the entire project. The government commission has definite instructions to go ahead with the establishment of refuges for migratory birds, but not to pay a figure considered unfair for the land in question. Would Create Lake If the project went through, Mr. Smith said, a lake about nine miles long, and from one-quarter to one-half mile wile would be created. The water for the lake would be obtained from Buffalo creek and would thus assure a continuous supply of water, an. absolute necessity if wild life and especially migratory birds are to be attracted. Mr. Smith then explained that the drainage ditch which is at present located In this slough is gradually filling up. The ditch was once between ten and twelve feet deep, and is now only four feet deep. This means, iie stated, that in the near future the entire ditch, will be filled up, and that if the owners of the land hope to get drainage they will be faced with a new drainage tax to pay one of these days. Government Approval Certain Government approval of the projecc was practically certain, he added, and the success or failure of Che plan depended entirely upon the price that the owners of the land would ask. Mo£t of the present landowners who would, be effected, he added, would not have their entire property bought by the government, but only the more backward and untillable portions ot their farms. The entire project is expected to attract considerable attention and should be of unusual interest to all citizens of Ko&mth county. It would mean the I'tUbliihmciit ami maintenance of a permanent game refuge within the county, and would provide a piece of land for future generations to enjoy, taking out of iU present ownership only land which does not actually product' u crop.
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