The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 1, 1934 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 1, 1934
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Awarded Highest Honors as "Iowa's Best Weekly Newspaper* By State University of Iowa, 1933 i*loincs Established 1865 HISTORICAL D£rT t WEATHER aiotai and fair. Icwpera* ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 1934 Eight Pages VOL. 32.—NO. ?.» TOWNSHIPS ELECT CORN-HOG OFFICERS Two Hundred Athletes Here to Open Sectional Cage Tourney 120SCHOOLSTO PLAY; FINAL ON NIGHT Teams StArt Long Grind To .1 ward Eight to Seek State title hundred athletes from 20 dif- BcnooW in this section of the -_. wW open the sectional basketball tournament here today, in tne Algona nigh school gym. t\ R will mark the djfthing guns of a campaign which will carry some of the teams to the district meet, and perhaps to tbe state tournament. In the class A division, Algona, Etn- ntetsburg, HumboMt, Swea City and West Bend will compete. In the class B division, Bancroft, Bode, Dakota City, Fenton, Lakota, Ledyard, Uvermore, Lone Rock, Lu- Teme, Renwick, Seneca, Titonka, Thor. Vernon consolidated and Woden will match skill and luck. A complete wheATe of games win be frond en the oporto page of «bfc tone of The Algona Upper Des MoBMB, wtgt bracket paMpgs. B«de winner of the little Nine toorta- Ment, wiO meet Dakota City tit the first game at 3:» p. m. today. In the class A division, Algona, Hum- fcoldt and Swea City rank as favorites,, Bnmetsburg, usually a strong contast- «rit, to not doped so highly as In former yean, having a green team. Class B's strong teams seem to be Bode, Ledyard, Livermore and Renwick according to the stove league reports. Programs to be distributed at the •awes will ftM complete lineups .and mnnbo* of Use plapmv H. J. Max-. •writ of Sutherland and 0.1C. Welch of «loux City witt handle the officiating. GRAND JURY IN ROBINSON CASE When Mrs. O. C. Robinson positively declared that she recognized Nels Davis, 26, and Perl Reynolds, 38, as two •f the men who entered their home *n Feb. 8, bound she and her husband, and attempted to torture them into yielding a aum of money, the two men were bound to the grand jury on the charges of robbery with aggravation. A preliminary hearing was held in the court of Justice H. B. White. Bond was set at $5,000 for each of the men. W. W. Martin, the third member of the trio, was released, as Mrs. Robin- eon could not identify him. Mr. Robinson, 77, passed away recently from a heart attack, brought •n by the torture and excitement of the affair. Mrs. Robinson said that she was able to see the men, as there was a lamp taming in one of the rooms, she also Mid that she had a good look at one of the men when he forced her to go upstairs and prove by papers in her poaseslon that she had used the money left her In a legacy, and which was <he money the robbers were after. Swea City Voted Yesterday on New Gymnasium Project Swea City was to vote yesterday on whether or not it wanted a new gymnasium. The vote was whether or not to appropriate $6,000 from the general and acnool fund to be spent for new materials after the old building is wrecked. • The entire project also hinges on the question of how much CWA labor can be obtained. The proposition calls for about 15,000 hours, and if the CWA board, and the state comptroller approve;, as well as the Swea. city voters, the measure will go through. Swea Ottyans have admitted that their gymnasium is Inadequate to handle the crowds the Swea City teams draw, and does not provide ample space for playing a good basketball game. The question of whether or not the desires to spend $8,000 at The Big Job r*«M« to DtiTfU Ntua General Grant, Marriage Advice, Get Space in 1867 U-D-M Edition TWO NABBED BY NIGHT MARSHAL; BOUND TO COURT Percy SchichU, 27, and Brother, Vaughn, 25, Arrested at Vera's Place George Palmer Finds Early Edition of This Paper in Court House Vault "General Grant's protest against the removal of Secretary Staaton and General Sheridan don* set well on the stomachs cf the Oopperhmat, Tbtyhava suddenly ceased to puff and extoll him ««»%;««"»»»« this time is therefore placed before the voters. New County 4-H Officer* Installed New officers of tb* county 4-H club were installed last Saturday at the American Legion hall to Algona, when a 4-H tea was held. Mary Jane Lewis of the Ledyard Loyal Laborers was installed as president, Dorothy Christensen of Swea City was Installed as vice president, and June Larson of Swea City became the secretary-treasurer, wii;b Lucille Dearchs of Algona taking over the duties of news historian. Cora Mae Masterson of LuVerne, acted ai the installing officer. TBie 4-H girls presented Mrs. Muriel Leaverton, who recenWy resigned as county name demonstration, agent, with a lovely silver vase ia appreciation of Iter fork. leal than Stanton or SbJrtd»n both rolled into one. He has nothing to fear, however, except their praises." And this all took place in 1867—there were radicals, then, too. George palmer,'court house Janitor, was going through an old vault in the basement of the court house. Among tome papers and files, he found an Issue of "The Upper Des Molnes" dated Thursday, August 29. 1867. This paper was printed less than two years after the Civil War closed—and was one of the first editions of the newspaper. He also found several legal papers with Asa Call's signature on them. J. H. Warren was editor of The Upper Des Molnes. Among other interesting items concerning early history in th« Upper Des Moinea Valley, as this section of the country was termed, were the following: Lewis H. Smith was postmaster. Wheat was quoted at $1.00, oats at 50 cents, potatoes at 75 cents, butter at 20 cents and corn was not given. J. B. Winkle was advertising a grocery for sale. "A clerk in the off ice-of the Northwestern road went to Omaha, collected $1,000 on bills of lading, and then got drunk. He appropriated some $400 of the money for his own use. He was arrested and placed In jail. It ia thus that strong drink drives young men to ruin." Durant Bros., J. L. Paine and H. F. Watson were advertising their wares. A great many advertisement classified as "marriage guides" were also Included in this issue, as well as about two solid pages of legal notices and tax sale notices. The paper was in good condition, and did not show any sign* of age. Unlike most newspapers today which yellow with age, this issue was still white. George prizes the paper highly, and is planning on keeping it as a keepsake. John Spilles Rite* At Whittemore Today All Wtoittemore was shocked when it learned of the death of John SpiUes, who has been a resident of that city for over fifty years. Mr. Spiltes who was 73 years of age rffaed late Monday evening from flu and complications. He has no. been in the best of health for a number of years and was a sufferer from asthma. Two sons, Leo of Algona and Prank of New Hampton and a daughter, Mrs. Oscar Poirot of Whit- temow, survive. Mrs. W. A. Dutton of tbto city IB a sister-in-law of the deceased. Funeral services were held this morning (Thursday) at 9:30 at St. Michael's church in Whittemore. Mr. Spilles was known as a kind, lovable gentleman, and his passing is deeply mourned by his many friends, and his children. Returns to Dance Hall, Put* Out Fire A forgotten overcoat at the dance pavilion in Fenton after the dance on Friday night probably saved the dance ball from being burned. Shortly after the dance cad broken up, Raymond Kyhl remembered he nad left bis overcoat in the dance pavilion. Of course there la no one there at that time, bui be and the marshal got is through one of the windows. They smelted smoke and an investigation proved fire had started in the wall next to the chimney. Magic Name of Wallace Brought Instant Results Over at wnlttemore, member* of the corn-bog troop are stilt . Several aigmra had no* appeared at a-apeeial meeting which had been ealM. a* «na «f the committee mesaMrk IwA » MV. WaOaee who wa« ' "Hallo, thto I* Wallace said the vok* over the wJr*. "I want yon t« come over to the meeting at once and finish np your boslnesa." Several of the men who laughed at tbe Joke on them, admitted later that without stopping to think much about It, they nnconaotomly thought thai the Wallace in question was none other than Henry A. Wallace, secretary of agriculture." FURNISH BONDS OF $1,000 APIECE Percy Schlchtl, 27, and Vaughn SchichU, 25, brotheip, were arrested by Night Marshal Van Alstyne, about 2:30 a. m. Saturday, when he found the young men at the Vera beer parlor where they had gained entrance. A truck with the motor running was standing on an adjacent side road. The SchichU home is just east of Ir- vlngton. Taken before Mayor Carl F. Specht, the pair were charged with attempted breaking and entering, and were bound to the grand jury. Bond of 1,000 for each of the defendants was furnished. Van Alstyne was making his usual rounds and as Is Wa custom, turned off Us lights when he got toward the Vera corner, where he Intended to turn around and come back. He saw the truck end nude an Investigation, after taking the keys out of the truck. He had seen the figures near the building, and as he approached they went inside. After ordering them out twice, Van Alstyne finally shot through the rafters of the building, and then told the men to come out or "Next time I'll net you." Van knew where they were biding, and seated that for all he knew the men might have been heavily armed. As it happened, the _ ...«...,. jr.. —••'"•'•'••'•/Smlt Ofte Mrs. W. F. Jenkinson Passes; Service is Held on Wednesday Mrs. W. F. Jenkinson, beloved wife of W. F. Jenkinson, prominent Kofisuth county'resident, WAS called to her last resting place, Tuesday, following a recurrence of a heart ailment. Mrs. Jenkinson suffered her first attack about; three years ago, but recovered until about a month ago, when a setback occurred. Funeral services were held at the Algona Methodist church, yesterday, at 3 p. m., with Rev. O. V. Hulae officiating. Surviving besides Mr. Jenkinson are four children, Dr. Harry Jenkinson of R City, Qlen Jenkinson of Union township,.Mrs. A. R. Gardner and Mrs. L. A. Oruikshank of Union township, and a step-son, Louis Jenkinson, at home. Two brothers, Ed Palmer of Algona, and Dan Palmer of Pittsburgh, Pa., also survive. Kate Palmer was born on Wolfe Island, Ontario, May 11, 1858, one of the island* in the St. Lawrence river. She came to Kossuth with her folks in 1881 and on March 21, 1883, became the bride of W. F. Jenkinson. During her span of life in Kossuth county, and in her home community just west of Algona, she became one of the leading influences in her community life, and her liberality of soul will long be remembered by the friends and neighbors of the family who join with the relatives in their grief. Dooley to Bun J. J. Dooley, county recorder, announces this week that he will be a candidate for reelection this year on the democratic ticket. He states that his office has averaged the filing of about 90 corn loan instruments a day since the loans began to go through. About 2,700 have been filed to date. Who's Who and What They Do No. 19 of a Series of Thumbnail Portraits It doesn't seem so many years ago when the above group was gathered together at the M. P. Haggard home to spend a few happy hours celebrating a birthday. The picture was taken in 1910. The 1 Haggards at that) time lived in the duplex on East Call street where Mrs. Charles Rosewall now! lives. Tho names are as follows: Back row, left to right, Rachel Moore, Eva Prcsnell, Veda Falkenfaalner Murtagh, Lela Wolfe, Titonka, Vesta Weaver Menzel, Helen McMahon Harig, Beth Weaver Schemel, Margaret Conner, deceased, Jean Wolcott, Esther Fellows. Front row, left to rlgtot, Elizabeth Jones, Eleanor Haggard Twogood, Marlon McMahon Schmitz, Jeannettc Ooeders, Howard Harrington, deceased, Robert Barton, Harold Cowan, Zada Finnell Butler, Margaret Behlmcr Rhclnhardt. Alone in front Is John Haggard. Particular attention should be called to the prevalence of fancy hair ribbons of varying style and t» the popularity of the locket and chain among the girls. Tucked dresses and middy effects seem to be outstanding for tfte fashions of the time. The coronet braid which is coming back Into vogue again had its following at that time. Jeannette Ooeders appears in naif-cocks' and apparently set a style a few years ahead of her companions. And little red chairs must have been a thing of the hour to have enough present, for the crowd. 1 During the years twelve of the group of twenty-one have married, two have died, eight are in business and another group of eight still live* in Algona. Of the eight in business, two are teachers, one a builder and contractor, and one in the advertising business in California. thing on their persons which might have been construed as a weapon. After the final warning, the two men came out, With arms upraised. The night marshal has been making a regular trip to the Vera place for some time, aa the establishment has been • robbed on several occasions of beer and other merchandise. Kuhn Loses $34 In Holdup ' Ed Kuhn reported to city police officers that he was robbed of (34 in cash last Wednesday about 1:10 o'clock as he was on his way home. The holdup occurred opposite the Standard Oil bulk plant, on highway 169, on the east edge of the city. Uvermore Man, Gets 15 Days J. B. Murphy, Uvermore, was sentenced to 15 days in the county jail by Justice H. B. White, last Thursday, when he pleaded guilty to a charge of uttering worthless checks. Thursday morning he was released after he paid the costs of the case and squared things up on a similar charge, and that afternoon according to the court story several more checks were cashed. Balky Motor Coat Livermore Man $50 Automobile trouble cost W. F. Johnson, Livermore druggist, $50, Tuesday night, that he probably had not figured on. His name was called as winner of the Bank Night prize at the Call Theatre. Because of engine trouble, he got a late start from Livermore, and did not arrive in the theatre until early in the second show, but after the two minute time period had elapsed. The Bank Night award now becomes $75, and will again be drawn for on next Tuesday night. Still at Work Despite the explosion at the Algona Rendering Works, last week, the plant was in operation this week. A head blew off the engine, and went through the two floors of the building, damaging it considerably- Repairs are under way. 1,000 Attend Music Festival; Burt Choir Wins in Class B 200 Voices PI Packed Play in Orchestra Tfto Burt Methodist church choir won the right to compete in the finals of the M. E. music festival to be held at Storm Lake, in the contest held at Che -high school,'last Sunday afternoon. The entire district was represented. Estherville and Belmond were other winners. These two groups competed In class A division for churches having 200 or more members. Burt competed In, class B, the section for the •hurches with less than 200 members. A crowd of'1,000 attended the district gathering, and most of the 50 churches in the dbtrlct were represented. A combined 75 piece orchestra directed by Prof. Leo Kucinskl of Morningside College, Sioux City, also presented a most enjoyable musical program. The affair began at 4 p. m. Sunday, with, music festival contests for the choirs and orchestras that had competed in previous sub-district contests. En the choirs for class A about 200 voices were entered. In the class B about 100 were entered. Special quartette selections were given by Estherville, Armstrong and Al- ;ona. A Junior, choir from LuVerne contributed two numbers. The auditorium held a capacity crowd Sunday evening. About 200 singers sang in the mass choir program, and about 75 played in the orchestra. Prof. Kucinski also played several numbers on his violin. , tty is Found The meanest matt In Kownth ootmty— if this story Is true— has been found. One of the correapondenU of this newspaper reports that there Is a story going a&ont her community to the effect that a certain farmer became angry at one of his cows and struck the animal with a piece of Z Vjf 4, breaking its leg. Then he took a hack saw and sawed the Injured member off. If this report Is true, there Is certainly a good cn«e for a humane society to investigate. MEET TODAY TO PICK ALLOTMENT COMMITTEE OF 3 Morning Session Opens at 9:30 o 'clock; Choose i Own Directors ? BOTH MEETINGS AT COURT HOUSE Afternoon Session Open to (Jet Instructions For Future Duties [ The voluntary plan of domestic allotment, fostered by Iowa's Henry Wallace, secretary of agriculture, moved « step nearer actual trial this week^in Ko&suth county when the 28 focal townships met and voted on the permanent officers whose duty it win b* to sec that the plan is successfully carried out in their own communities. This morning at 9:30 o'clock, the as ownshlp chairmen will meet and pick committee of three, or possibly five, f their own members to become the ounty corn.hog officers. Each township chairman la automatically a mem. jer of the county committee. This afternoon at one o'clock tho halrmcn and two other members or the township boards will meet with a department of agriculture reprer«rrta- ive and a. A. Bonnstetter, county ag- mt, for the purpose of going over details of the duties which Will fill on tbe shoulders of the newly elected officers. Other questions pertaining to the management of the voluntary reduction program will be brought up, In all probability. The township elections recalled, aa follows'. • . .••-.-• " •'"' chairman, AmDrOH Lentach' Bancroft, vice chairman. Henry Fox, Bancroft. Creseo—A. B. Clayton, Algona, August Brown, Algona, Sfarl UBUft, AftttM, K»gie—Nels Swanson, ArmstronKf^BV car' Unde, Armstrong, M. L. Johnson, Armstrong. n)* Maybe It's Too Bad Two Algona photographers, Will Brown and L. I. Way, engaged in a little matter of general interest, Tuesday evening in an Algona cafe. No serious casualties resulted, as cafe employees intervened. Duffy a Candidate M. J. Duffy announces himself as a candidate for renomination to the office of treasurer of Kossuth county subject to the will of the voters in the Democratic primary election. Council Meets The city council attended to routine business matters, last Friday evening, adjourning at 11 p. m., about an hour ahead of schedule. New Credit Corporation Formed; Will Have $400,000 For Farmers, Stockmen The first step toward making $400,000 in loans available to fanners and stockmen of Kossuth county, and also Dickinson, Emmet, Clay and Palo Alto counties, was taken last Friday with the organization of the Emmetsburg Production Credit association. Harry J. Bode of Algona was elected as a director vf toe new organization. Other director* elected were O. E. Morton of Estherville, John Heuck of Everly, J. H- Currans of Ruthven and J. A. Wilson of Milford. The production credit association is a new method of financing short term agricultural loans. This is a locally owned and locally controlled cooperative agricultural credit institution. Tata method of financing is made pos- | sible through the enactment of the Farm Credit Act of 1933 The organization is not intended to Interfere with any local loaning agencies such as banks, etc., but is intended to supplement these agencies. The officers expect to have tihe association in operation in from IS to 30 days. John Bormaun, John J. Arend. H. J. Bode, P. M. Christeneen. Mike Less and Jewell Patterson are others listed as incorporators from Kossuth county. A simitar number of names a re listed from Emmet, Palo Alto, Clay and Dickinson counties. The group today requested Governor Myers Of the Farm Credit Administration in Washington to grant them a charter for the association, which will serve all of the farmers and stockmen in this district When such charter is granted officers and a permanent secretary-treasurer will be elected by the Board of Directors and headquarters will be established in Enunetsburg. The authorized capitalization of this new association is $80,000. Three- fourth of this amount will be subscribed for by the Production Credit Corporation of Omaha. The remaining one-fourth can be subscribed only by eligible borrowers at the time of borrowing. With this amount of capital the discount privilege with the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of Omaha will make available to farmers and stockmen borrowers in the district about $400.000. TRAUGER HEADS REEMPLOYMENT OFFICE SETUP Algona has a chance to be selected as one of the district headquarters for the permanent National Reemployment office, It was learned here Tuesday. In the meantime the county office has been opened on a permanent BB- sls. Headquarters at the present are in the court house; a. change In the near future to another location is plan. ned. A. T. Trauger has been placed in charge of the permanent office here, and carries the title of Interviewer. Esther Lavrenz Lsj employed as clerk. H. N. Smith is named as manager, and C. R. LaBarre as chairman of the county committee. Mr. Trauger, however, will be the man who will handle the principal work in the office itself, The chief thing to be noticed in this new setup is the fact that the National Reemployment office is now permanent. A registration of all persons now unemployed In the county ia called for, and a complete record of all those out of work wlil be kept. Employers are asked to call the office for assistance in putting on new employees. There is no cost to the unemployed or the employer. Jailed on Stolen Property Charge Charles Wale of Swea township was in jail this week on a charge of re- ceivng stolen property. He was bound over to the grand jury last Friday by Justice P. A. Danson, after a preliminary hearing. Bail was set at $2,000 but was not furnished. A search warrant w#s issued to a deputy sheriff of Pftlo Alto county and he searched the Walz place, alleging that he found the goods which had bten stolen. Huff Bros. Sale Wednesday, March 7 The following public sale is listed with this paper for tbe coming' week. Complete deLul* W U| be found elsewhere in the issue. Wednesday, March 7—11 u« Bros, sale at tbe S. A. Gardner farm, located 3 tulles north, % mile west of Algond; 3 iiules straight west of tbe Pliuii Creel; elevator; 7 saif.e* south, % mile w<*6 o* Burt on 169. Sale start* at 1 p. m. Sherman — John Geishecker, more, Paul Blumer, Livermore; Gronbach, LuVerne. Whlttemore — chas. Borman, West Bend, Oeo. Balgeman, West Benfl, ,J;' W. Simpson, Whlttemore. -• '* , , Irvington— Carl Hutchlns, "Algona, S. J. Devlne, Algona, Henry Elschcld, Algona. Illvcrdalc — John Fraser, Algona, John. Zellar, Bode. Henry Borman. Bode. Burt — K. O. Ewoldt, Lone Rock, Qeo. P. Hawcott, Burt, A. H. Hanna, Lone Rock. Springfield — Herman Runksmeicr, Ledyard, S. F. Blomc, Elmore, Minn., J. F. Sullivan, Ledyard. Hebron — Donald Lyons, Elmore, Minn., Oscar Frandle, Buffalo Center, Ray M. Elchoni. Elmore, Minn. Lincoln— W. H. Patterson. Lakota. Henry J. Recker, Buffalo Center, Edd Feldick, Buffalo Center. Garfleld— {R. B. Berninghaus, West Bend, Henry Hendrickson, Ottosen, Chaa. Anliker, West Bend. Harrison — J. H. Warner, Swea City, F. W. Langerman, Swea City, Henry Gettman, Ledyard. Ledyard— D. O. Fretts, Lakota, N. A. Pingel, Ledyard, O. S. Nelson, Lakota. German — G. D. Welhousen, Titonka. John A. Sleper, Buffalo Center, John Bockelnian, Titonka. Lolls Creek— Geo. J. Winkel. Whittemore, Henry Muller, Whittemore, Otto Wichtendahl, Lone Rock. Swea — o. L. Thoreson, Sw«a City, Arthur E. Anderson, Swea, City, Joe Kennedy, Armstrong. Portland— Louis Bartlett. Titonka, Ray S. McWhorter, Burt, Hans Presthus, Bancroft. Buffalo— Ernest Peterson, Titonka, Jay Budlong, Titonka, Albert Nelson, Titonka. Wesley— W. J. Frimml. Wesley, L. A. Bolcneus, Wctley, Olaf FuunemaJ-k. Wesley. Seneca — W. H. Earners, Ringsted. Joe Crowtey, Fenton, Ed Johnson, Swea City. Grant— Lark Reyonlds, Swea City, Paul Selberg, Ledyard, Fred Sheeley, Swea City. Boleneus, Wesley, Olaf Fuunemark, LuVerne— Henry p. Weber, Corwith, Frank Chambers, LuVerne, A. E. Merriam, LuVerne. Plum Creek — Clark ScuSham, Algona, Emmet PaeU, Algona, Floyd Bacon. Algona. Fenton — H. A. Drayer, Fenton, Cha^r. Newel, Fenton; P. M. Christeuscn, Lona Rock. iUm&ey — Eppo Johnson, Lakota; J. W. Schilt*. Bancroft. Earl Cushuiaii, Bancroft. Union — w. J. Bourne, Algona, Bob Loss, AJgona, A. L. Cruikshank, Algona. PriUrie — C. F. Friuiml. Corwith, John N. Ludwig, Corwith, W. H. Merriam. Corwith. Corn Loan Deadline Extended to April 1 In a recent letter from the department of agriculture definite word was received that the corn sealing program. baa been extended from February 28 to April 1. Certificates in order to. be eligible for a loan must be notarized or filtd for record not later than March 31.

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