IIISTOUICAL Awarded Highest Honors as "Iowa's Best Weekly Newspaper By State University of Iowa, 1933 "ft r-1 ( ,• OfWCIAL crinr AND oouNnr PAPER &taona JWomes CIRCULATION 33M Tlifs Issue Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1934 -Twelve Pages. VOL. :'.2.—No. 4 TOWNSHIP CORN-HOG SIGN-UP UNDER WAY Algona Creamery Patrons Plan Gala Day Saturday ANNUAL MEETING WILL BRING 800 HERE FOR LUNCH i Cteo. W. Godfrey, Rudnick, Others on Speaking Program for Day Cast of 60 Drill for Home Talent Opera* February 6 Victor Herbert's "The Fortune Teller," Will Combine Music, Drama, Romance into Most Elaborate Undertaking Attempted on Kossuth Stage ALGONA BROADCASTS WELCOME TO VISITORS Although last year's attendance at the Algona Cooperative Creamery Com. pany's annual meeting broke all records with between 800 and 900 In attendance at the noon day luncheon, the annual meeting this year, to be held Saturday, January 27, In the Algona high school, may break all records If weather conditions remain agreeable. The two biggest events of the day are the lunch at noon, which will be served this year by the ladies of the Eastern Star, and the business meeting held at 10 a. m. in the auditorium. In addition, W. B. Quarton will award diplomas at the conclusion of the afternoon session to patrons of the creamery who have had cream which scored 93 or better. The complete program of the day follows: •' H 10 a. m.—Business meeting, school auditaium. 12 m.—Dinner In gymnasium. 1 p. m.—Address by George W. Godfrey, aslstant to the president, Iowa Victor Herbert's comic opera, "Th» fortune Teller," one of the most beau- Iful and musical of the famed com- Kwer's works, will be presented in the •udltorium of the Algona high school, Tuesday evening, February 13, by a cast f 60 Kossuth county folks. Hard work has been no hindrance to IK cast, all of whom have been in ac- Ive rehearsal for almost four weeks. They are determined to make this un- tertaking one of the best musical and ram a tic efforts ever presented in this county. LnVerne Teacher Has Lead Opal Morrison, LuVerne public school mualc director, has one of the prind- >al feminine leads, as Musette, ballet ancer and fortune teller. Other prin- ipals in the cast are D. Wayne Collins, Ed Oerich, Donald Hutchlns, Dr. C. D. Schaap, Dr. Dwlght Andrews, Mrs. Wade Sullivan, Mrs. Qaylord Shumway, Evelyn Bode and Paul Leaverton. Tiere are also other members of the cast who have . all-Important roles, while chorus numbers of dash and color end a real Hungarian, gypsy background to the entire production. Radio Station WOI, Ames, broadcast a selection of musical numbers which are hi "The Fortune Teller," Tuesday morning, compliment to the atagen who are presenting that production here Feb. 6. The Aigona O iniMunlty Club has id- «en, assistant manager of Iowa Stat* Creameries, Mason City, on relation ahlp between farmers and cooperative creameries with Iowa State Brand. 2 p. m.—Roy Stonrlck, manger- Iowa State Brand Creameries. Inc., Mason City, on subject of butter sales in eastern markets and what the prospect for butter prices are hi the coming year. 2:30 p. m.—A. W. Rudnick. on corn- bog contracts and what prices the f ar- mer can expect for his hogs the coming year. . 3 p. m.—Awarding of diplomas on cream received by Algona Cooperative Creamery which scored 93 or better, by W. B. Quarton. The return of George Godfrey as one «f the principal speakers will mark his first appearance In a speaking capacity in this section since his appont- tnent as assistant to the president of Iowa State College. A. J. Keen Is president of the Algona Cooperative Creamery, Harry Bode la vice president, C. T. Chubb is treasurer, and Mads Christiansen Is secretary. George Godfrey, N. A. Smith and O. R. Schoby are members of the board of directors. Algona citizens and business men join la welcoming the patrons of the local creamery to Algona for the occasion. Burt Creamery Meeting Saturday The Beltone Theatre at Burt will Ije the acene of the annual meeting of the Burt Cooperative Creamery members, Saturday. Jan. 27. At noon a dinner will be served in the Legion hall. Plans are being made to accommodate about 300 persons and a speaking program of interest has been arranged. Mild Scarlet Fever Cases at Irvington IrvlngJon; A mild illness In the Balph Lage family of Irvington has been pronounced scarlet fever and the family was quarantined Wednesday of last week. The breaking out resembled that of chicken pox, similar to the (tiaease which has been making the rounds in this vicinity. None of the family have been ill enough to be con- nned to their beds, however, for which ttoelr many friends are thankful. The Dead Line The Bargain Mouth for The Upper Des Moines End» February First Just One Week More To save 50c per year $1.50 per year till Feb. 1. Afterwards $2.00 as usual. | will sell for 75 cents and 50 cents. The nVst few rows in the auditorium, both on the main floor and balcony, will sell for 75 cents, but the main body of seats will be offered at 50 cents. The complete cast of characters in "The Fortune Teller," follow: General director, Lucia Wallace; music director, Grace Miller; dramatic director, E3sa Goeders; pianist, Harriet Sice; orchestra conductor, D Wayne Collins; dances, Margaret Morris; stage settings, Francis Messer, Adrian Bur- melster, Arthur Lukensmeyer; lighting effects, Wm. Steele; costumes, Nancy Ruth Renaud, Elvia Monlux and staff. Opal Morrison—Irma Musette, a pupil In the ballet, a gypsy fortune teller. D. Wayne Collins—Fresco, a ballet master. Ed Generich—Count Berezowski, a Polish composer and pianist. Donald Hutchms—flandor, a gypsy musician. Dr. C. D. Schaap—Ladlslas, a Hungarian hussar. Dr. Dwlght Andrews—Boris, gypsy father of Musette. Mrs. Wade Sullivan—Pompon, a prima donna. Mrs. Oaylord Shumway—Mavis, a concert singer. Evelyn Bode—Vanlnka. Paul Leaverton—Matosin, a gardner. Theodore Hutchlnson—Waldemar, a prompter at the opera. next week, and an active ticket sale will also begin at that time. Aik Support of Public A general appeal for support of the project has been issued by local leaders who ask that this venture meet with mbllc approval and backing in the stape of purchasing of tickets. Tickets 28 CASES LISTED FOR JURY TRIAL IN COURT TERM Grand Jury for February Term Requested to Appear Tuesday ACCIDENT CASE FIRST FOE TRIAL Trial Jury Panel Will Not Report Until February Sixth Who's Who and What They Do No. 14 of n Scries of Thumbnail Portraits The Grand Jury for the January term of district court have been summoned to appear on Tuesday, January 30, it was stated at the office of E. J. McEvoy, clerk of courts, this week. Unless predictions go astray, a comparatively tame session of the grand jury Is expected. The regular court term will not get underway until February 0, with the case of Roy Bone vs Julius Hennig, an accident cose, listed as the first matter for trial. The case of Mary Fasbend- »r vs Andrew Helnen, on the matter of an account, is second on the trial list. Other cases listed for trial follow: LAW Dodson Fisher Company vs Andrew Hbert. F. Weyerhauser Co. vs J. F. Sullivan. W. W. Toole vs H. W. Pletch et al. Jennie Vander Linden vs Theodore Goeders. H. J. Delterlng et al vs Leo R. Sankey. Chicago St N. W. By. CO., vs O. A. Sharp. F. Weyerhauser Co. vs John A. Miller et al. Homer Altizer v* Julius Bennlg et MARCH 1TO END CTY. CORN SEALING Success of Government Be duction Efforts Now Rests With, Fanners March first Is the time limit for corn sealing, Harry Bode, county chairman, stated this week. This time limit, be stated, means that to get corn sealed within that limit will neceesltate the Sling of the correct warehouse certificate by the close of business at the recorder's office, Feb. 28, 1934. Some time later publicity will be given as to how to proceed when the borrower wishes to cash the sealed corn and pay his note. At present the corn sealing rush seems to be about over. Almost $700,000 in corn loan certificates have gone on the records In Kossuth county. "The success of the government's move to bring the farm income on a parity with other business, now rests with us farmers," said Harry Bode, In discussing the corn sealing and corn- tog contracts, first signing of which Is underway this week." Loaning 45 cents a bushel on corn and making the measured sealed corn the only visible collateral for the loan may seem like a gift, but it was not Intended exactly that way. The greatest collateral for these loans is the successful applying of the reduction program." After a majority of a township has signed up the corn-hog contracts, the township has authority to hold an election to determine who the permanent committee of three shall be who will have the right to act as Judges on the correctness of the contracts of that township. Arthur X' hussar officer. Dr. .Herman' Olson—Lieut. Llmar, hussar officer. E. c. Jackman—Sergeant potemkln. Lloyd Pratt—Sergeant Kopazky. Emery Orosenbach—sentry. Loretta Howie—(Wanda, a ballet pupil. Mrs. Kenneth Samp—Etelka, ballet pupil. Raymond Kresensky— a Jeweler. Vivian Watnem, Estelle Arnold, Mrs. M. A. SJostrand, Roy Keen, Mildred Poole, Ardls Anderson, Frank Thorpe, Mrs. Lyle Mathes, Dr. L. G. Baker, Mrs. Matt Strelt, peasants. Dr. Ralph Weber, James Bishop, Perry White, A. E. Kresensky, hussars. Mrs. J. L. Bonar, Mrs. Arlo Adams, Mrs. C. J. Scanlan, Mrs. A. E. Michel, Don Smith, Mm Cldney Laird, Ruth Messenger. Don Dewel, Robert Harrington, Alberta Orosenbach, H. Huenhold. Herbert French, Mrs. E. C. Jackman and Everett Bowman, gypsies. Margaret Blossom, Sara Doran, Helen Goeders, Loretta Howie, Meredith Lathrop, Katherlne McCall, Josephine Murtagh Kathryn MUbach. Alice Rice, Mrs. Kenneth Samp and Francis Zender—ballet pupils and members of the chorus. Publicity—Russ Waller; special ad-, vertislng, Theo. Chrlschilles. Postmaster Backus Home from Des Moines Sid J. Backus, who for the past three weeks had been at th Methodist hospital in Des Moines, wan brought home last Monday in an ambulance. Mr. Backus sustained a major operation in the Dea Moines hospital about two weeks ago, from which he has been slowly recovering. He stood the trip nome very well and showed a decided improvement in spirits after arriving home, which it is hoped will continue. Everyone likes Bid and all Algona is pulling for hs recovery. Mrs. Backus and the girls, Betty and Eleanor, who have been in Des Moines during Sid's sickness, came home with. him. Kohlhaas, Bjustrom, Rist, on Club Program A continuation of ten minute talks by several members of the Kiwanls club furnished the program at the usual weekly meeting last Thursday at the Algona Hotel. Phil Kohlhaas spoke about the "New Automobile Dealers' Cods"; Ed Rist talked on "Some of My Past Experiences" and Roy Bjustrom expressed himself on "Honest Advertising on Radios." Quests at the meeting were Arthur Lukensmeyer and Dennis Goeders. Joe Greenberg, vice president, presided at the meeting in the absence of President Milton Norton who was attending a lumbermen'* convention in Minneapolis at the time. Change in Date The basketball game between Swea City and Algona high schools has beea moved ahead one day, and will be played Monday, Jan- 38. Two games will be played. tt» tot starting at 7:80 p. m., between th* second teams. A few days ago a woman's voice cnll- ed us over the telephone and said she wanted an argument settled. Did we, or did we not, ask pay for a Who's Who wrlteup. Most emphatically no, there is no charge. This explanation should not be necessary this week, however, as anyone rending this and flnd- iriR that an editor is our subject, would Immediately know that there was no money involved in the deal. H. B. Coleman. editor and publisher of the LuVerne News, might be mentioned notably for a number of things He is the. friend of every kid in town; his office is a ready haven of refuge for help in time of woe or distress. Ho is a bachelor. He is LuVerne's champion ngainst the charge that his community was the original Podunk of vaudeville joke fame, and as such he went to bat with a large dally newspaper several months ago in n good-natured editorial combat. Editor Coleman went to LuVerne six years ago from Baxter, Jasper county, Iowa, where he spent 14 years editing the newspaper there. His previous newspaper connections had been In Waterloo, where he lived for 30 years, and worked at the printer's trade In Waterloo on the Reporter, Times-Tribune and Courier.- He also worked in the Trl-Citles, Davenport, Mollne and Rock Island. His hobbies are chiefly crlbbagc, con- JucUng his weekly column called That's Phun, and helping out the high school His Flint's Phun column has gained in reader Interest with every ifsue, and he does not mince words at times, in saying what lie thinks. He eliminates high-sounding words and drives right SOUTHERN HALF OF COUNTY HAS DATES ALL SET cleclom entries at the present moment.' munlty Is his chief interest. Tltonka. • . Mrs. Jos. Rahm, Sr., vs Joe Ferstl. Rosalee Door va Edward Immerfall EQUITY Anthony Schmitt vs F. J. Balgeman et al. E. H. Kahl vs F. J. Balgeman et al John Taylor vs F. J. Balgeman ct al. Moe & SJogren vs Marie L. Pederson et al. John B. Gallagher, Rec. vs M. H. McEnroe et al. Lincoln Jt. Stk. Land Bank vs Jewell M. Patterson. Barbara Welner vs William Weiner et al. First Trust Joint Stock Land Bank vs Samuel Zentner et al. D. D. Monlux vs Chas. H. Bunting et al. Clara Wessels vs Clarence GehrU. Addle M. Arpke et al vs Carl Arpke et al. F. N. Esser vs Otto Bell. Fort Dodge Paint & Wallpaper Co. vs C. H. Baker. George Miller vs Edward Kain. Kossuth Co. Agric. Assn. vs George Dale et al. The grand Jury consist of Norman Anderson, Swea City; Matt Borman, Algona; Floyd Colwell, Ledyard; Earl Cushman, Bancroft; Mike Frellinger, Livermore, L. E. Fairbanks, Algona; Ed Halverson, Ledyard; Joseph Loebach, Whittemore; L. J. Lowman, Algona; Ray McWhorter, Burt; G. W. Simpson. Whittemore and Henry Seller, Algona. Two Drunken Driving Cases to Grand Jury Two cases of drunken driving were turned over to the grand Jury Jar investigation, following hearings in Justice P. A. Danson's court this week. Leonard Johnson of Bancroft waived a preliminary hearing and was bound to the grand Jury with bond fixed at (1,000, Sunday. O. D. Castleman olf LuVerne was bound over on the same charge and with the same fixed bond on Monday. Neither man furnished the bond. II. R COLEMAN to the point. But for the most part the column Is Just plain fun. He and Daughter, columnist at Lakota, have a great time, commenting on each other, to tlip entertainment of everyone. A newspaperman of the old school, born at Loda. 111., on Dec. 13. 1882, H. B. Colcman Is still alert to developments In his own field, and much interested in them. He is a fine example of that type of editor whose home corn- After Majority in Township Have Signed, Permanent Officers to be Elected Northern Townships Get Later Start; Information Meetings First BERG REELECTED F. B. PRESIDENT Youngwirth, Miller, Schoby Other Officers Named For Year Gardner Cowles is Donor of $5,000 to~ Buy Library Books Establishment of the Florence Call Cowles endowment fund for the Algona public library was accomplished at a meeting of the local library board, last, Thursday. The endowment fund was made possible through the donation of a $5,000 gift by Gardner Cowles, form- elected president of the Kossuth County Farm Bureau, Saturday, at the annual meeting at the Bancroft public school building. Other officers reelected were Ed Youngwirth, Whittemore, vice president; Ray Miller, Bancroft, secretary; C. R. Schoby, Algona, secretary-treasurer. Mrs. J. H. Warburton of Lakota was reelected chairman for the women's project work and Mrs. Emll Larson of Swea City was reelected girls' club chairman. Features of the program included music by members of the Bancroft club, the Ledyard township quartette and Fern Lewis of Ledyard. A short play was also presented by the Bancroft folks and was .much enjoyed. Reports by the county, agent, women's chairman and girl's club chairman, and Farm Bureau treasurer were blso given. There was also an informal discussion of Farm Bureau activities and organization. New School Teacher Due Here Thursday Phyllis Peterson of Mount Vernon, Iowa, has been appointed to fill the vacancy in the intermediate grades of the public school here, caused recently when Capltola Brlndley became a bride during the holiday vacation. Miss Peterson holds a B. A. degree from Cornell College witli a major In education, and has also done graduate work in elementary education at the State University of Iowa. For the past four and a half years &he has been teaching the intermediate grades at Essex, Iowa. She will be on the job here today. Otto Lalng, school superintendent, stated. Lecturer Coming A lecture on child welfare by Dr. Anderson of the University of Iowa will be held at the high school auditorium next Wednesday evening. The P. T. A. is sponsoring his appearance. SOMETHING NEW! A JANUARY JUBILEE OF MERCHANDISE BARGAINS, THIS WEEK END January has not been a bleak, cold month; it has been a month of fair weather—a fitting month to usher in the year 1934—a year which we all hope will see a continuation of the progress made along the road to recovery. Algoua's merchants and business firms feel optimistic; as does the rest of Kossuth citizenry. As a result the merchants of Algona have designated Friday and Saturday of this week as JANUARY JUBILEE DAYS, two days in which they are endeavoring to show that t*iey, too, through the offering of special, reduced prices on merchandise, wish to cooperate. This week's issue of The Algona Upper Des Moines, 500 extra copies of which are being distributed in Kossuth county, contains more than the usual number of remarkable merchandise offers for this time of the year. Every local merchant ha* attempted to offer special prices on selected articles, many prices which are nonprofit, and some which cannot be replaced today for the price asked. Do not take our word for It; look over the JANUARY JUBILEE DAY offers for yourself and then you'll want to join In stocking up your closets und your shelves and your homes with the goods and merchandise which you have needed, and for which you were waiting the dawn of better times before buying. In conjunction with JANUARY JUBILEE DAYS many firms have extended the friendliest of wishes to The Algona Cooperative Creamery, welcoming them to Algona for the annual meeting, Saturday. These firms desire to express their sincere compliments to the patrons and the creamery officers. It will be a les&on in good fellowship and good will to ic.id their greetings. Welcomes You, Friday and Saturday, To It's January Jubilee Days ! Fourteen Kossuth county townships were already signing, or would hold meetings for that purpose, within the week, In connection with the government corn-hog acreage reduction plan, it was stated at the office of the county agent, early in the week. With the completlort of the four training schools in the county this week, active signing up was ready to begin. The training schools gave instruction to the corn-hog committees In the vnrlous townships. They are then qualified to begin the contract signing. Contracts have been mailed to all armers and land owners with property the U townships as listed be- ow. However, the local office ran out f contracts, and until more arrive, the emainder of the county cannot be sup- lied. A summary of the township meet- ngs follow: Irvlngton—IriTormatlon meeting, on anuary 24, Center" School, district B. Signing up days not announced as yet. Rlverdate—Sign up days, Thursday, an. 25, school district 1-5 inclusive; Friday, January 26, district 6-9 Indu- Ive, center school. Union—information meeting held on Jan. 23. Sign up Thursday. Jan. 35. and Friday, Jan. 36, at Good Hope church* sum of money for a permanent endow ment, the yearly income froin th money to be used In the purchase o new books. Mrs. Lura Saunders was reappointed librarian and Minnie J. Coate was elected assistant. Members of the Algona library board are E. J. Murtagh, S. E. McMahon, W B. Quarton, Theo. chrischilles, W. C Dewel, Mrs. Ada Rist, Ella Thompson, E. J. Gllmore and Mrs. Luther Fairbanks, A copy of Mr. Cowles letter follows: San Marcos Chandler, Arizona December 26th 1934 To the Trustees of the Algona, Iowa, Public Library: Dear Friends- Subject to your approval I wish to establish an endowment fund of Five Thousand Dollars for the Algona Pubic Library. The principal of said endowment is to be permanently and safely Invested and the Interest received from said endowment fund to be used to purchase books for the library. I suggest that said endowment fund oe designated the "Florence Call Cowles" fund. My wife and I have a sincere affection for Algona, where we lived for so many years, where our children were aorn and where we have many friends. We trust by this action the influence and usefulness of the Algona Public Library will be enlarged. Truly, Gardner Cowles. He enclosed a $5,000 check. Vincent Reappointed as Fair Secretary George Moulton was appointed by the directors of the Kosauth County Agricultural Society (the fair board) to nil the vacancy of W. A. Murray, Bancroft. Murray declined the post of director with thanks, but explained that due to business activities he felt that he could not serve . Harry Bode was reappointed treasurer, and Earl Vincent was reappointed secretary. The next meeting will be held on Monday, at which time a president and vice president will be elected. Other directors duly elected at the recent annual meeting are C. M. Gross, Lone Rock, Dolph Raney, Jewell Patterson and Clark Scuffham. Mr. Moulton served on the board last year, and was nominated at the recent reelection but declined to run. drafted to fill the vacancy, He was however. Has Eye Injured by Buzz Saw Belt Clip Andy Bowman had his right eye seriously injured a few days ago when one of the clips in a buzz saw belt came loose and struck him in the eye while he was sawing wood. The clip struck him In iuch a way as to fasten his eyelid down to the eyeball. He received immediate medical attention and the clip was withdrawn, and the eye is apparently healing nicely, although it was at first feared that he might lose it. sections 19-38, at center school. Fenton—Sign tip meetings, Thursday, Jan. 25, for sections 1. 3, 3, 10. It. 12, 13, 14, and 15 and on Friday. Jan. 28, for sections 23, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34. 35 and 36. Sign up meeting for sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 9, 16, 17 and 18 on Monday, January 29, and for sections 19, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 31. 32 and 33 on Tuesday, January 30. Meetings on Thursday and Friday at Lone Rock school and Monday and Tuesday in Fenton school basement. Lotts Creek—Sections 1-18 on Wednesday, Jan. 24, and sections 19-36 oil Thursday, January 25, at center school. Creaco—Information meeting Monday, January 22 (held). Sign up starts Wednesday, Jan. 24 for districts 3 and 5, Thursday, January 25, for districts i and 4, Friday, January 26, for district 1 and Algona independent to Cresco church. Prairie—Information meeting held on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Sign up days Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 31, and February 1, 2 and 3 in the Wltte building, St. Benedict. Riverdale - Sherman — Information meeting held at St. Joe school. Sherman township sign up starts Thursday, Jan. 25, for school district 4, and west Vj of township, and Friday, January 28, for school district 5 and east % of township. Wesley—Information meeting. Friday, Jan. 26, at Klelnpeter hall. Sign up dates not complete. Plum Creek—Information meeting on Thursday, January 25, at center school. Sign up dates not complete. Buffalo—Sign up day January 29 for sections 1-9, and January 30 for sections 10-18; January 31, sections 1927- Febrduary 2, sections 28-36. LuVerne—information meeting on Thursday night, January 25, at Lu- Verne hall. Sign up days not complete. WnUtemnre—Sections 1-12 held sign up meeting Tuesday, Jan. 23; sections 13-24 held meeting on.Wednesday, January 24, and sections 25-36 will hold meeting Thursday, January 25, at Fullerton Lumber Co. ofllce in Whittemore. ll»nu>ey- Greenwood at Bancroft- information meeting Friday night, Jan. 26, 7:30 o'clock. Bancroft public school. Hebron-Sprlngneld-Ledyard — Information meeting Monday rii«ht. Ledyard school. Signup days, Feb. 8-9 ac Legion hall. Portland-Burl—Information meeting Monday afternoon, Beltone Theatre. Lincoln— information meeting Moft- dav evening, scnool district two. Germa»-lnformation meeting Tuesday afternoon. Ray Carlisle of Whittemore township was the first Kossuth farmer to complete signing the corn-hog contract, it was reported at the county agent's office, Wednesday morning. Singing Program Planned The Northwest Assemblies Jubilee singers will appear here on a program Feb. 1, at 7:45 p. m., under the sponsorship of the junior class of the liigh school. Two Farm Sales Billed Next Week Two farm sales will be held nexi week in this vicinity. Both are ad. vertised in detail elsewhere in this ibsue. Farm auctiou sates in The Upper Des Moice* reach 2400 prospective bidden, in KoamUt county. The sales follow: Lawrence Olson, located 4(, 2 miles bOuth of iiobarton, Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 1 p. m. Julian Arndutier, located 1 mile uurth aud ', 2 n*« *««* of St. Benedict at 12:30. Jan. 31.
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