"W. Awarded Hiatest Honors as "Itiwa's Best Weekly Newspaper By State University of Iowa, 1933 '"STORrCAt DE! OFFICIAL cmr AND COUNT* PAPER aigona Upper jfttome* I WEATHER Gvntrafly e!oni«lr, probable snow In northern Iowa. Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1. UKU YOL.:'.2.--NO. "> SID I BACKUS, ALGOH A POSTlttSTEy§S 1000 CREAMERY : FRIENDS ATTEND ANNUAL SESSION 'Annual Financial Statement of General Interest; Operating, Net Profit Boosted MANY DAIRYMEN , RECEIVE DIPLOMAS < Ed Mawdsley and C. R Bchoby Named Directors in Only Elections Held Who's Who and What They Do No. 15 of ft Series of ThumbnaH Portraits The 1934 annual meeting of the Algona Cooperative Creamery broke al attendance records, with more than 1,000 persons on hand last Saturday noon for the dinner of the organization. The high school gymnasium was fill ed by 12:15 p. m., and as the 700 on tn Inside enjoyed a generous meal, setve< this year by the Eastern Star, a crowd of about 300 more gathered outside waiting for vacancies at the tables. Named as Directors The business sessions of the organ- isation were held In the morning nnd mtternoon. The two vacancies on the board of directors were the only voting angles of the meeting. Ed Mawdsley, well known Kossuth farmer, was elected to take the place of George Godfrey, who is now connected with towa State College, and C. B. Schoby was reelected to his place on the board. Other officers are A. J. Keen, president, Harry Bode, vice president, C. Photo by WH1 Browl* Peterum Stndlo As the saying goes about killing two birds with one stone, we hope not to kill the 11 birds pictured abwe, but to give them a few lines of much deserved praise for the tremendow amount of their time and energy'being devoted to the comic opera, "The Fortune Teller," which will be presented here Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 12 and 13. Left to right, back row: Dr. C. D. Schaap—As a mighty Hungarian Hussar, doughty warrior and a veteran of many battles, Dr. Schaap will supply a dash of color to the opera. In both song and drama. And by the way, his company of Hussars are a right merry group of soldiers. Evelyn Bode—Miss Bode will play the part of Vanlnka, a gypsy singer of a flirtatious diSDOsitlon. . Mrs. Wade Sullivan—Pompom, a prlma donna, who sings a solo with I Dr. Schaap after he has made false love to her. Mrs. Gaylord Shumway—as Mavis, a concert singer, she sings one xrf the Cut by Mason City Globe-Gazette beautiful songs of the opera, "The Lily and the Nightingale." Mrs. Theo. Herbst^a gypsy singer, Rafael. , Paul Leaverton—as the court gardener, who airs his woes in song when his tulip bed is trampled by unthink- ng feet. Front row, left to right: D Wayne Collins—as Fresco, ballet master, Collins plays one of the villains, a scheming, calculating Individual seeking to marry off Irma to a count with whom she Is not In love. Don Hutchins—Ahe gypsy lover, who seeks the hand of Musette. Opal Morrison—who plays the part of Irma, Fedor and Musette. Irma pretends to commit suicide, changes into her brother Fedor's Hussar costume and also plays Musette. Ed Genrich—Court Berezowski. Polish composer and pianist, who seeks Irma's hand, but gets another. Dr. Dwight Andrews—Boris, gypsy father of Musette, a thief of prominence, whose rarest jewel is his daughter. ISIGN-UP DAYS IN 14 TOWNSHIPS ARE ANNOUNCED | Signing in Best of County Under Way; Several Hundred Completed | BONN8TETTER GETS PLENTY OP ACTION 1869 1934 Sword Duel One of High Spots in Opera, Feb. 12-13 m a member of the board of direc- N 811 ! sSuuiTC I Three Scenes, Acts, Includ- sd in Victor Herbert's "The Fortune Teller" tM^NI* 1W1, «»(1 " * mlgn^interesUng intrigue, romance and humorous situ- It contains some The sales of the creamery on ita chief j ationV will be combined in Victor Her- •roducts were divided as follows: JJIH. $22,499.30 ^^ ***** ft T*T*l AO f*f<miT\ ,,*,,».,»»••«••• O|l l««w*f Whippnig Cream Buttermilk . bert's "The Fortune Teller," to be presented by an all-Kossuth cast in the high school assembly on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Feb. 12 and 13. The orlgnial decision to produce the « utter —, . opera but one night has been altered These figures, as compared with the to permit two performances, due to ln- 1932 rtatement. show a considerable in- dications which point to an extremely crease in the Income from butter. The large ticket sale, comparative figures follow for 1932: The entire house will be offered at MM* $27.460.62 Uo cents a seat, a low price for the type ~* of entertainment offered, but one which It is hoped to make possible by the Increased number of tickeU sold. The ticket sale of reserved teaU for "The Fortune Teller" will begin Saturday of thto week at the Jawea 10,541.07 Whipping Cream 1> 2S'£ Buttermilk ..I'SMS Butter 184.401.64 The creamery showed a net operating profit of $3,81937 for 1933, as compared with $2,831.49 for 1932. The net nrofit for 1933 was $2,835.66 as compared With $2,091.69 for 1932. Godfrey Detained Due to the fact that he had an engagement to apeak at Northwood, Geo. did not reach Algona until U . «tter the meeting was over, and thus Hungary. The aoeond * Drag gtore. All seate are 50 cent*. Man order* ihonld be addrewed to MlM Lncla Wallace, Aljona, with checks for nine. "The Fortune Teller" consists of three scenes. The first to laid in the court- the ooeni house at Buda Perth, — • •- — "—. garden 9:30 Curfew Will Start Here Tonight \ Check List for Your Date If It Has Not Already Been Held Fourteen more Kossuth county town were ready today for their sign up meetings in connection with tn corn-hog plan, while in other town ships of the county, meetings haj been held or were being held. Several hundred final and complet contracts are all made up, but non will be turned into the corn-hog offic here by the township chairmen until the entire township has pretty fully been covered. Meetings of the week are as follow: Grant (township—information meet- Ing today. Grant school. Sign-up day, Feb. 3, at Grant school. Seiw^a township—Information meeting, Seneca school, last night, and sign up meeting, Feb. 2, 3 and 5. Friday morning the district 9 school will signup, and Friday afternoon, the district 7 school will do likewise. Monday, the west half of the consolidated district will sign, while the east half will sign Saturday. Harrison twp.—Information meeting, Friday. Swea City high school. Signup days, Legion hall, Feb. 5 and 6. Bnrt twp.—sign-up days, Feb. 1 for west half of township at Lone Rock Legion hall; Feb. 2, east half of town- I ship at Burt Legion hall. 1 - • • —' *--" Swea, 'ORMER EDITOR OF THIS PAPER IN65THYEAR m., decided last Thursday evening to put teeth in the city curfew ordinance, and henceforth to have it * • • Starting tWa evening, all children under 16 shall be off the streets after 9:30 p. m. The city flre whistle will Wow at that ttae as a warning. Aa a further warning the city police force has been ordered tosee thaW all Juveniles are off the streets. Offenders will be taken home the flrst time, and succeeding offenses will be dealt with as necessity de- manda> Those under 16 with their parents, however, will be permitted to be out later than the 0:30 boor, and there may be some excepWon for »n extra half bonr or so on Saturday nfcht, it wa» added. SweaTcommunTty hal Irvington—sign-up, Tuesday, section , . unable to keep hia speaking ap- O f court Berewwskl, and the third in nointment here, despite a fast drive in the camp of the Hungarian army near taeffort to arrive before the meeting BudaPesht. The flwt scene, laid 1 to _the adjourned court yard of the opera house and bal- SDeakers included John Christensen let school, flnds Count Bereaowskl look- of Mason City on the relationship be- ing for the heireas to a large estate. tween farmers and cooperative cream- H e flnds that she is Irma, one of the Irief with Uie Iowa State Brand; Roy ballet pupil*, who is in love with Cap- Sorvick of Iowa State Brand Dreamer- tain Ladialas of the Hugarian Hussars. toslnc Mason City, on the subject Ed Genrlch plays the part of the count. if butter sales and prospects of prices an d Dr. C. D. Schaap ia the Hussar of' - — ---— *-«. T, mo «,„». Her or the future, and A. W. Budnlck, on ofi the most interesting features fleer. Ladlslas tefls Irma that her brother is a deserter from the Hungarian army, and the girl, wishing to save oi e mos . 1BU , „.....,, — — — •- ..... afternoon was the presentation her brother and «*d ^marriage .with of diplomas to dairymen who rated I the count, leaves a grades of 93 or better, by W. B. Quar- | Fresco, the balette master (D ton of Algona. Anderson Brothers Hit "Hard Luck" String Some time ago, Anton Anderson fell ill with pneumonia. His brother, Oscar, did double duty at the Anderson Meat Market here. Then last week Old Man Bad Luck stalked Oscar. Aa he was going downstairs in the Btore to fix the fire, he slipped and fell, breaking three ribs. He was on the lob this week, ribs on the mend. however, with the And reports were that Anton was recovering from his siege, and was able to sit up the first part of the week. Fire Does Damage to Morck Residence A fire in the house occupied by the Morck family on Minnesota street, Sunday afternoon about 4:30 o'clock did quite a little damage to the roof and attic of tne home, before it was discovered and extinguished by the Al- Sona department. It was tapossUjUt toteU whether the fire started on the inside of tha home, or from the chlm- ieyon the outside, Chief Oscar Ander- stated. Mrs. Frank Jenkinson Seriously Sick F jeokinson was taken 111 „*» at her botae Ju* vrcet of At- and her condittm was considered **•• requiring the »««»«** m _ _. writing she to to- Dr. Harry Jenklneon of " _ tqd hi* mother here UK tcr'part of the week. suicide note to _ _ Wayne Counis). V dons her'brother's Hussar uniform, and escapes. Fresco is furious us he expected a large reward for arranging the marriage with the count. Boris, a gypsy (Dr. W. D. Andrews), and his daughter. Musette (Opal Morrison), enter with a band of gypsies. Musette's remarkable likeness to Irma leads Frseco to have her masqerade and marry the count. The story progresses in colorful music and clever lines in three acts to a happy ending. In addition to the cast of characters as listed last week, Olive Herbst is one of the principals and Leona Lichter is also in tbe cast. A program of special dance numbers .s also belUK arranged and will be presented by the following girls: Spanish—Evelyn Bode and William Irish—Katherine McCal^ and Robert Harrington. French—Alice Behlmer and Loretta Howie. Chinese—Josephine Murtagh and Xmald Dewel. Negro—Alice Rtet and Craig Smith. Special Music Planned Special orchestra numbers are being arranged- ?&* orchestra personnel for ihe performances Includes Hairy Becker, Mrs. Anderson, Betty Qunn, Prancis McEnroe, Glen Raney, Ruth iialueg, Evelyn Smith, Rudy Ouder- lan Maxwell Miller, Donald Parsons. Prank Ostrum, Mart McOall. Mrs. N. O. Rice will be the pianists and D. Wayne Collins is conducting the orchestra. Musical numbers to be played include tha following: Overture and introduction to the first of "The Forutne Teller" by Victor Herbert: finale of the Surd act; Victor Herbert's favorites, arranged by Late; Rondo for two pianos by ffcedmio Obopia, Opus ft oUwn J 1 etalto, At** votoais, Adolf Hentelt, Opu» I (French) Two Wesley Men Face Same Charge Two Wesley men were arrested on the tame charge last week, that of drunkenness. John Bahr and Homer Lawson were the two defendants. Bahr pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness before Justice P. A. Danson, Monday. He was given a suspended sentence of 30 days. He is a CWA worker. According to his testimony he had imbibed four bottles of beer- the sheriff, ho-vever, stated that he found Bahr with a half pint of alcohol on his person. Bahr has a family of six children. Lawson was sentenced to 10 days in the county Jail by Mayor Hutchison. Democratic Rally Held Here Monday A rally of Democratic followers was held In the office of Luke Linnan, Algona attorney, Monday afternoon, with 1-12; Thursday, 13-24; Friday 25-36. Wesley—sign-up Monday, Tuesday. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week at Farmers Cooperative Elevator office. Plum Creek—sign-up at Harry Bode home yesterday, and Mrs. John Kain home today for east half of township. LuVerne twp.—Thursday, Friday and Saturday, sign-up meetings at LuVerne Hebron twp.—aign-up meetings at the center school, Friday for north half, and Saturday for south half. Ledyard twp.—sign-up meetings on Feb 5, 8, 7 and 8. At Citizen's Savings Bank, Lakota, Feb. 5 and 7. and at Ledyard city hall, Feb. 8 and 8. Lincoln twp.—Friday and Saturday at center school. Portland twp.—Sign-up at Legion hall, Burt, Feb. 8 and 9. County Agent G. A. Bonnstetter has been running from one end of the county to another with corn-hog data and statistics buzzing like bees through his bonnet, but he still seems to be able to see the sunny side of life. Much Information was also being disseminated at the county agent's office by very competent assistants. Grand Jury to Probe Trio's Case JBSIliil'N • jillug/««<llX«*i The grand Jury, which convened on Tuesday! was Investigating the cases of three Algona young men, along with several other cases, following * disturbance which occurred last week at the Frank Vera filling station on highway 169, at 11 p. m. The charges were filed against Wade Coon. George Wllley. Jr., and Cleo Black. Vera stated that as he was preparing to close his station the trio stopped at his station. He barredthe door refusing them admittance. They continued to try to enter, pushing against the door, so the story goes, and Vera called Night Marshall Van Alstyne. The boys then left, but were ater arrested and held In Jail, pending a healing. Brought before Justice H. B. White, the three were bound to the grand fury on charges of malicious mlchlef and willful trespassing. M a Johnson and Wm. Blngaman were with Vera In his station at the time of the incident. LEDYARD, T1TONKA jjjHsHHiife, v., HAVE MEETINGS Funeral Services Will be Held This Afternoon in Congregational Church WAS ACTIVE IN ALL CIVIC LIFE Was Former Kossuth County Supt. of Schools; Wife, 3 Children Survive (By 3. W. Haggard) Sid J. Backus, whose serious illness has heretofore been mentioned In this paper, died Tuesday at 1:35 p. m. nt his home in Algona. Mr. Backus, who sustained a serious internal operation at the Methodist hospital in Des Moines about three weeks ago, never rallied from the shock of the operation ami his death had been expected. A gathering of relatives were at his bedside at the time of death among whom were his two sisters, Mrs. swesey and Mrs. Hansen from DCS Moines, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Maxwell of Dubuquc, Mr. and Mrs. Stevo Eaton and Mr. and Mrs. I,. R Claussen of Duncombe, Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. Will Berry of Wlnnebago, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. Arba Cunningham of Amboy, Minnesota. Mrs. Maxwell is a sister of Mrs. Backus. Mr. Eaton a brother, and Mrs. Claussen and Mrs. Berry ore sisters of Mrs. Backus. Other relatives here for the funeral are Mr. and Mrs. Earl Berry and R. L. Berry, Duncombe, Mrs. Orville Henry, Oelwein, and Oca. Kuemple and family, Charles City. Popular With Co-Workers It is with feelings of the deepest sadness that the Upper Des Moines chronicles the death of Sid Backus, who spent twenty years of hla life as an editor and in all-around newspaper thto office. Sid bought ft hall between 35 and 40 persons from all sections of the county present. At that time it was decided to organize a Kossuth County Roosevelt club, and to sponsor a banquet on or about Feb. 19 to be held in the high school gymnasium. There were a number appointed to sell tickets for the affair in townships and precincts in the county. Auto License Penalty Delayed Ten Days An extension on time until February 10, with penalty, for payment of 1934 auto licenses, was announced at the county treasurer's office yesterday. A special notice to that effect was received from the state vehicle department. The penalty after that time will go into effect. The refund on automo- >ile license fees will also be taken care of in the treasurer's office in the near future, 1*- J. Duffy stated, applying only to can which have been registered three times or more. Annual Election of Fire Department Held Oscar Anderson, veteran nre chief, who has been the leader of the Algona department for the past 16 years, was reelected to that post, Tuesday evening, at the annual meeting of the department. Mr. Anderson has been a membtr of the department for 37 years. Frank Ostrum was named as first foreman and Ralph Elbert as second foreman. Frank Kohlhaas was reelected president of the company, Lloyd Muckey was reelected vice president and George St. John, treasurer. Fenton Partnership in Firm Dissolved Fenton—The Fenton Mercantile Co. dissolved partnership this week. The firm had been established 15 years. A. H. Krause of the firm will continue in business. G. R. Krause, the retiring member, has not yet made plans for the future. Much of his time is devoted tx> the Fenton cooperative company at present. oil Tiny Girl Pulb Hot Geo. Hagge, Ledyard Out for Supervisor George Hagge of Ledyard has announced his candidacy for the office of supervisor from the fifth district. He makes the second candidate in the field as Mr. Holcomb of Swea City has made a similar declaration. P. J. Helken, is supervisor, at present, of the fifth district. Mr Hagge has farmed near Ledyard for many years, and has always taken an active Interest In school and township affairs in his section, and ixas been honored with oflie^s in the tovm- New Beacon Light For Water Tower A beacon light which will be seen for many miles will adorn the top of the new city water tank, It was generally agreed by the city council. No definite arrangements for the llgnt have been made as vet. however. The water tank will receive Its test In the spring, and ako~a final painting, before It Is put Into actual use. James Mayne Dies Tuesday at Ledyard James Mayne of Ledyard died Tuesday evening at the home of his son Joe Mayne near Ledyard. He had been in failing health for some tlnie. Mr Mayne Is a brother of L. H. Mayne, former Emmetsburg postmaster and editor and was well known in Ko-'-suth county He made his home part of the time with his daughter, Mrs. Roy Hartshorn. He Is the grandfather of Eeulah Hartshorn of Algona. Funeral services, will be held Friday. Further details will be given next week. CWA Worker Fined in Drunkenness Case Harry Eggert, a CWA worker, was fined $10 and costs in the court of Mayor C. F. Specht, Saturday morning, on a charge of drunkenness. He had been arrested the previous evening after he fell off a stool in a local restaurant. He paid part of the fine and gave an order on his next CWA Annual Wesley Meeting will be Held Saturday in Kleinpeter Hall Ledyard: A dinner sponsored Jointly by the Ledyard Commercial club and the creamery board of the Ledyard creamery was well attended, Saturday. The high school gymnasium was well filled, and the dinner was under the direction of Mrs. A. Sohultz. Mrs. Cecil Peterson was in charge of the dining room. AbouM78 we served. Music was furnished by a group consisting of Kenneth Thompson, Tilmer Halverson, James Logan and Miss Randall. After the dinner a program was given. Ralph Olson, V. A. Barrett, lev. F. O. Johnson and H. A. Oranner composed a male quartette and Mr. Fletcher, president of the West Bend creamery, talked. Mr. Wllletts. butter scorer of Mason City, also talked. Titonka Shows Business Gain Henry Bruns and Martin Larson were reelected directors of the Titonka Cooperative Creamery. Ernest P. Hansen was reelected secretary and William Eoyken, treasurer, at the annual meet- Ing, Saturday afternoon. The secretary's report showed a total business of $85 876.92, an increase of more than $12,000 over 1832. The average price paid for butterfat was just below 23 cents. Other members of the bourd who carry over are Bruno Sleeker and Chris Brandt. Martin Bleich is butter- maker and Horace Schenck, assistant. 300 at Burt Annual Session Three hundred atended the annual creamery meeting at Burt, Saturday. Dr. J. G. Clapsaddle, A. W. Radeke and J. Harvey Graham were the committee in charge. O. K. Storree of the Iowa State Brand Creameries was the speaker. G. W. Bleich and W. E. SUmtenberg were refelected directors of the creamery board. Candy Pan on Self \*S&3»:£££&"* fara Lorn Hock: Martene, daughter of Mr. aad Mrs. alen Leeper, received a severe burn «n the right side of her face, Sunday evening, when she pulled a pan of hot candy from the table. The candy burned her f«ce, and aa 10* l*»pw had Juct taken it from the stove was exUemely painful Stolen Car Found The Ford sport convertible coupe of D. Wayne Collins, stolen last week, was found several days ago south of Spencer The engiue had been burned rat and the ear hftd run out of gas. check for the remainder. Wesley Holds Birthday Dance for President Wesley: Wesley and community took part in making President Roosevelt's birthday anniversary a memorable event In 1934 by holding a dance that evening at the Kleinpeter hall. Thousands of communities Joined in celebrating the president's 52nd birthday-not merely for their own gaiety and pastime, but to financially aid the Warm Springs Foundation hospital for infantile paralysis, which he founded at Warm Springs, Georgia, and which has been financed by himself and other public-spirited persons. Wesley Co-ops Plan Meetings Wesley: The annual meeting of the Farmers Cooperative Creamery will be held Saturday at the Kleinpeter hall. The big dinner has been abandoned, and the business session will be the chief meeting. The annual meeting of the Wesley Farmers Cooperative elevator will be held at the Kleinpeter hall, Monday, Feb. 5. All stockholders have been notified to attend. Frankl Car Recovered While attending the academy party Monday evening, the Buick sedan belonging to John Frankl was stolen Tuesday morning:, however, it was found by Frank Green parked near the ice house. The Frankls had parked (heir car in front of the Catholic church about 10:30 and discovered th theft when they were about to go horn at 12:00. in October, 1912, and became a partner of J. W. Haggard, the firm name being Haggard & Backus. This partnership continued for exactly twenty years without a break In the warm friendship existing between the two partners. As a writer Sid was rapid and made his stories brief and to the point. His geniality made him popular with all of the newspaper workers up-stalrs and down at this office. His never falling smile and sense of humor were assets that made him welcome everywhere, and when he sold his newspaper interest a year ago last October he was missed by all of his fellow workers. No one can ever take his place In the hearts of the Upper Des Moines office force. Born tn Clayton County Sidney J. Backus was bom In Clayton, Iowa, August IS, 1869, and was therefore in hla 65th year at the time of his death. His parents, now dead, were pioneers in that section of the state. He acquired an excellent education in the local high school, supplemented later with study at Tobin College at Fort Dodge, with, a finishing course at Drake University, Des Moines. Newspaper Man and Educator After graduation from Drake he became a school teacher. He was connected with the schools at Clayton, Duncombe, Jessup, Lehtgh and Bancroft. He was one of the most sought after instructors in the teachers' institutes of those days and was an Instructor for several years in Woodbury, Palo Alto, Chickasaw and Bremer county institutes. It was while he was superintendent of the Bancroft city schools in 1901 that he was elected to the office of county superintendent of Kossuth county, which office he held with credit for three terms. His reputation as an educator was state wide and he was a member of the State Reading ircle board. At the end of his third term as sup- rintendent In 1912 he bought a half nterest in the Algona Upper Des Moines-Republican and until he retired in 932 was an active and efficient fac- or in forwarding the Interests of this aper and his writing and good fellowship made him widely known and put him in the front rank, of Iowa newspaper men. He was an active member >f the Grinnell chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, professional journalism fraternity. Mr. Backus was a strong republican and his services for the party were recognized by Congressman Dickinson in 922 by appointment as Algona post(Continued on Back Page.) These Farm Sales Billed Next Week The following farm sales nave been listed with The Aljfona Upper DCS Moines in the past week, and will be held within tbe next week. More detailed announcement will be Sound elsewhere in tbe paper. Frank Tryon—located '/J »Ule west, 1 mile uorth and '/< mile east of LakoU, or '/z mile south, 2% miles east, 1 ml'e south and '/< mHe east of Ledyard. Saturday, Feb. 3. Sale Kfaunte at 1:30 o'clock. ttfe Evart Ubbe*k-4ocated 1 mile east and 1 mile north of Ti- Tueaday, ¥<tt>. 6. Sale starts at 12 o'clock sharp.
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