The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 8, 1934 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 8, 1934
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HlStOMCAL Awarded Highest Honors as "towa's Best Weekly Neivspaper" By State University of Iowa, 1933 *v t i****wf* OFFICIAL AND PAFEB WEATHER Clrar and e»H; little change in temperatora nptttrd. Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1934 Ten Pages. VOL. 32.—NO. 10 CLAYTON NAMED > CORN-HOG HEAD OF KOSSUTH CTY. Preits, Hutchins, Bonnatet- ter Other Men Elected aft County Officials FOR •jj \ tWffWltJCTIONS ON Vttlffinl, Warner, leaser and Ttffttltel fleeted as Coun• \ ty Directors A. E. Clayton of Cresco was named „_. . president of UK Kctmith County Corn** *Bog Association, •»* chairman of t»" , «orn-hog committee for Ronuth cotin- * , ty,*» an election held but Thursday itt^Vbo court room. • ,*x Other offioen named were D. &. VreKa, of Ledyard township, vice president; Carl Hutching of Irvlngton town•hip. treasurer, and O. A, Bonnstetter, county agent, secretary. The county officers were named by the township chairmen. All township committees have been busy since that time finding out exactly what their duties are.- A meeting was held Tuesday for that purpose, as well as last Thursday afternoon. The temporary committees have performed their work faithfully and have retired, to give •way to the men selected by their own communities to carry on the work of the AAA. life may be no bed of roses for these men. Their good judgment, time and patience will be strenuously taxed. They may make mistakes, but they have been selected to serve, and the best that .can be done is to meet their patience With ours, as Wallace's Farmer puts (t, and to back up their decisions. Every effort made to smooth their •work makes more speed possible, for they are cogs that fit into the governmental cogs and are vital parts of the whole governmental plan. They are both neighbors and government men with definite duties to perform. Seed Loan Offioe No w Open received word that an ** WBpB hto fceto opened at the Farm Bureau office in Algona, and fanner* desiring loans should apply «Sere. ,' ""-..^According to the regulations under wnich the crop loans are to be made this year, any fanner who/ secures a loan must obtain a statement from the county production council, where one exists, that he does not intend to Increase his acreage or production in vtoltoion of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration program. The maximum amount of an emergency crop loan may be obtained by «ny one individual Is $250, the minimum Is $25. Application for loans in any amount from fas to $150 may be accepted by the emergency crop loan office provided the fanner does -not have sufficient security to obtain a loan elsewhere. Who's Who and What They Do No. 20 of a Series of Thumbnail Portraits The eight good looking and pleasant gentlemen picture above form the Kossuth county corn-hog allotment mmotttee, «Ject«d lust week by the various township chairmen. They are, front row, left to right, Carl Hutching, trvlngton, treasurer; A. E. Clayton, Oftisco township, president; and D. O. Frelts, Ledyard, vice president. Back row, W. 3. Frimml, Wesley; George Wlnkel, Lotto Creek; John Fraser, Rlverdafe; J. B. Warner, Bwea City and O. A. Bonnstetter, county agent, who was named secretary. All of the mm iff leading members of their comtmfflMSnd a brief word about them may be unnecessary, but just in case yoli'tion't know them personally well divulge ttiis information. Frimml is located two miles west and two north of Wesley. He farms a quarter section, And came to Kossuth county in 1920 from Iowa county . Warner lives In Harrison township, two and one-half miles east of Swea City. He farms a quarter, and has lived on his present location for the —Photo By Peterson Studio past six years, prior to that In Grant for six years. Freits is from Ledyard township, lives three mnes south of Ledyard. He f aHna 200 acres, and his farm is the place of Ms birth. He Is going on his 35th year. John Fraser of Biverdale farms 3«0 acres, and has lived 52 year? on his present place, which la located five miles south of Hobarton. Winkel of Lotts Creek lives five miles north and one east of Wbittemore. He has farmed the place for 17 years, nan- dies 320 acres. Clayton, the county president, lives seven miles southwest of Algona, and works 185 acres. With the exception of eight years in Algona, he has lived on the place for the past 33 years. Carl Hutchins lives east of Algona, in Irvlngton township. He has 280 acres, has farmed there for the past seven yelars. And Bonnstetter, «K*lougH serving his first year here as county agent, Is rapidly making a wide acquaintance. Dad" Jenks, 84, Buried Thursday Parents-Teachers Council of County to Meet Tuesday The Kossuth County Council of the Iowa Congress of Parents and Teachers will meet at the Good JHope Community room, Tuesday evening at 8:00 o'clock March 13th. There will be election of officers and each unit in membership is requested to have its president and one delegate present at the business meeting to vote. Any unit in the county, belonging to state and national congress, are eligible to membership in the county council. Following Is the program: business meeting called at 8:00; welcome to the county council, Fred Plumb; vocol solo, Rev Wood; instrumental trio; address, "How Obedience in the Home Aids Obedience and Kffldenejr in the School," Bupt. Norman Norland, Laurens. Lunch will be served. The Union No. 7 P. T. A. unit will be host to the county council. Reemploymet Office Places 5 Men on Jobs T. A. Trauger, interviewer of the National Reemployment office here, stated that five men were placed in permanent Job* last week through the new local office. Attention is called to the fact that the National Reemployment Service is not allied with the Civil Works program Mb ttoat men engaged in civil works may be hired from the rake of the NRS, and that therefore all men unemployed should register with that office. The service, is free to both the persons registering and any employers desiring to hire help. The office at present is located in the court house. Well, We'll Have to Try It Again A call from Mrs. 8. E. McMahon reached the office, Monday morning. Mrs. Mcllahon informed us that the pictre in last week's Who's Who was great, but that there was one error. It seems we named one of the youngsters in (fee picture as M» rian McMtho" It further •cents that Marion hadn't been tern waeu the picture was taken, which automatically eliminates her u a member of the group. One of Kossuth's oldest pioneers passed away, Monday of last week, when F. S. (DadL Jsnks v of Led yard, succumbed If Omaha at the home of his daughter. Funeral services were held at Bancroft last Thursday noon. Mrs. C. T. Junkins of Omaha la an only surviving child. Mr. Jenks was 84 years old. Mr. and Mrs. Jenks settled in Kossuth county in the '80'a and were located in Portland township for some time, and in 1887, before the C. & N. W. was built, they settled in Ledyard. He was associated in various business enterprises, andi served two years as supervisor, as mayor of Ledyard and other official capacities. Two Whittemore Men Hurt in Accidents Whittemore: Two Whittemore men met with accidents during the past week. Walter Taake U suffering from a fracture on one side of his head, received when he accidentally fell. He is experiencing considerable pain in his ear and nose. Will Mueller met with an accident while he was hauling hay for Mike Thill. The wind blew the load over and in some manner Mueller's right thigh was broken. The fracture extended to the knee joint. He was taken to the McCreery hospital and later to Fort Dodge. Whittemore Man Will be Ordained Whittemore: Edward Fandel, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Fandel, who is a student at St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, Minn., is to be ordained a Catholic priest at the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City, Sunday morning, March 18, at 8:30 o'clock. Bishop Edmund Heelan will have charge of the ceremony. Monday morning, March 19, at 10 o'clock Father Fandel will sing bis first solemn mass in St. Michael's church here. Edward has spent all his life here and is well known. His many friends wish him success in his new life. Green Lantern Rented The Green Lantern night club has been rented to Art White, who now run* the Sexton dance baU. it has been, announced. White plans on *^fr in g out all the booths at the night club, and devote all fee epaoe to a dance hall. Be l continue to operate toe Sextoa ball, well w the Owen lantern. GAMBLE STORE TO TAKE HOTEL CORNER APRIL 1 To Old A & P. Store Location A business arrangement was completed the first part of this week whereby fcie- Gamble Stores will take over the entire corner of the Algona Hotel building, on April 1, it was made public Tuesday. The Sorensera drug store will move to •the location next to the post office, which has been vacant for several months, and which was formerly occupied by the A. & P. grocery store. D. A. Barnard, Gamble store manager, stated that the change would give the Gamble store twice the floor space it now has, and would allow the company to make many changes which it had in mind. It will also give the store a full baaement for storage. The partition between the Gamble store and Borensen's drug store will be removed. The present entrance to (he Gamble store will be used for freight delivery, and the entrance to the present location of the drug store will be the entrance to Gambles. Car Hits Unlighted Wagon; Close Call Wallace McDougaU had a nabrow escape from serious injury last Thursday evening, west of Algona, when a car which he was driving clipped the rear end of a wagon. The wason was one of three in which a fanner was moving his household goods. There were no lights on the vehicle, and McDougaU met a car just before the wagon came into the range of tiia lights. Consequently he could not immediately see the wagoa. He swerved the machine and the right rear side of the car sideswipped the wagon. Fortunately the machine did not turn over, although the side of the body was badly creased. Nobody was injured. MoDougali was alone at the time. Hough Unopposed For School Board E. J. Hough, present member of the Algona Independent school district board, stands unopposed at the election to be held next Monday. Although there is no other candidate who ftled for the office, an election must be held as usual. Voting will take place in room 160, high school, from 13 until 7 p. tn. The term of office is for I three years. Hugh Raney Suffers Bad Heart Attack Irvington: Hugh. Raney was stricken suddenly ill last Thursday evening with neuralgia of the. heart. Hugh is official corn sealer in this district and has been working overtime which has proved to be too overtaxing for bsi Strength. His many friends are glad to hear of ills recovery. Talyor-Punnemark Talk Continuing with the New Deal pro- gwua Charlie Taylor talked on The Manufacture of Ice Cream and oiaf Fufinem*rk on the Corn-Hog Program and furnished the entertainment at the tut weekly Kiwanis meeting Thursday. ATHLETIC FIELD LIGHTING AGAIN COMESTO FORE Civic Groups, Leaders Seen to Favor Installation of High Class Equipment OBSTACLES NOT INSURMOUNTABLE Plan Suggested > Whereby Additional Athletic Income Helps Payment The finest lighting in northern Iowa for the local high school athletic field, is the goal toward Which ft. number of local men and several civic and municipal organisations have been striving for the past few weeks. First brought up last year, the matter has laid dormant for some time, but recent combined activity on* the part of the Algona Community Club, sports followers, the school board, city council and park board, make t appear lekly dl and park board, make It appear likely that this worthwhile improvement may be made. -! . Many Leaden Interested Joe Kelly, superintendent of the municipal light and water plant, Ralph Miller, representing the Algona Community club in the matter, and Dr. W. D. Andrews, who heads the school board athletic committee, hare all expressed themselves as being in favor of the plan. The park board .went on record last year as being In Tayor of the project. ; At that time, the plan was to provide lights fof Uttenball, wtth 6h« hopeihat football lighting might' bemadded later. NOW the plan, as roughly outlined, is to put in a good, ademiate lighting system for once and ftU that would suffice for both football and kitten- ball. Cost 91,800-92,000 The cost of the complete lighting system has been variously estimated as being from $1,500 to $2.000—and naturally when that sum of money is concerned there are always flies in the ointment. Under the Ipwa code, ac- •-"" . . The financing, therefore, would probably be up to the park board. But it was understood unofficially that the city council will aid the park board if the expenditure of this money depletes the park board's reserve, by giving it an appropriation, which It can legally do. The cMy would take care of Installing the equipment, it was also stated. Finance Plan 8u.greeted It has also been suggested that some arrangement be made whereby a percentage of the extra gate receipts at the games that night football would bring be turned back into the park board, to help reimburse that group for Its original expense. At any rate, fans are hoping that all the various groups and individuals who are earnestly trying to secure this permanent improvement will be able to solve the problems and work out details of the plan. Algona Invited into New Baseball Loop A baseball 'league including teams From Fairmont, Albert Lea and Aus- .in, Minn., and Spencer, Estherville, Forest City, and Algona in Iowa is just around the corner. Preliminary plans have been made, and a meeting is to be called here soon for the purpose of explaining the proposal to all those Interested. The ten- atlve plan is to have a four day a week schedule, with a double-header on Sun. day. Each team would carry a raster of 13 players and a manager. Kossuth County Government Cost $317,746.97 For 1933 How the Kossuth County Tax Dollar Will Be Spent in 1934 MRS. MCDONALD SERVICES TODAY Mrs. J. H. McDonald, 88 years old, mother of J. A. McDonald, Algona postmaster, passed away at her home in Algona, Tuesday afternoon, following an illness of about 10 days. Funeral services will be held at the E. J. Mur- agh home this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. A. English and Rev. Aten of Hurt in charge. Interment will be In the Algona cemetery. Mrs. McDonald was bora at Barnesville, Ohio, August 13, 1846, the youngest of 13 children and the last survivor. She moved with her family to Dwight, Illinois, in 1862, and was married to John Henry McDonald in Nov., 18V2. They lived at Dwlght until 1879 when they moved to Algona, and then moved to Hurt In 1883. Mr. McDonald passed away Nov. 3, 1882. In 1898 she moved to Algona with ler son, James, on Call street, which las been her home since that tune, xcept for a three year period from August, 1905 until October, 1907. when :he lived in Seattle with James. She has always been affiliated with the Presbyterian church, and was a charter member of the Burt Presbyter- an church, and the only charter member present at the golden wedding anniversary of that church held in June, 1933. While at Burt she served as postmistress during Cleveland's first administration, and had always been an ardent democrat. Two surviving children are James A. and Mrs. E. 3. Murtagh, both born in Dwigtit, HI. Twin -sons born In Al- (ona died in infancy. O. P. McDonald >f Burt is a brother-in-law and Eugene and Josephine Murtagh are grandchildren. IMPLEMENT MEN PREPARE FOR BIG SPRING BUSINESS Several Concerns Add New Men; One Has Spring Opening Today Implement dealers of Kossuth county, located In Algona, are preparing for a year of renewed activity, It would seem from a survey of some of the local places of business dealing in national- y known brands of farm machinery. At the McCormick-Deerlng branch, Matt Murtha, manager, stated that his company was expecting a new growth of business. The total branch has also enlarged Its service facilities, and Art Falk, formerly of Tltonka, Is now in charge of the repair department, located on the second floor of the McCor- mlck-Deerlng building on East Stale street. J. W. Daw, manager of the Kossuth County Implement Co., which handles John Deere farm machinery, stated that two new mem had been added to the local force. H. E. Carr, an assistant traveler, has located here, and R. a new salesman and M. McAtee is service man. Four lines of machinery are being handled by 8. H. Klassie, at the Al- gci)ft Motor Sales. They are the J. I. Case line, Rock Island, New Idea and Minnesota. Wade Little is the local manager. George Elbert planned a spring show, ing of the Oliver line of farm machinery today at the Elbert garage, on West State street. The Oliver people have made a number of changes and improvements, and these being featured. Mason City Mecca of Cage Fan* for Big Games Tonight A general exodus of Kossuth county basketball fans to Mason City this evening Is anticipated with two county teams playing in the district meet which opens there this evening. Ledyard plays Grafton. in class "B" at 7:30 p. m. this evening, and Algona plays Belmond in class "A" at 8:30 o'clock. Officials for the fifth district will be Angus Rump of Des Molnes and L. P. Martin of Sioux City. The latter refereed the sectional here. The class "B" final will be played at 7:30 p. m., Saturday, and the class "A" final one hour later. Firemen Battle Smoke, Fire at Cretzmeyer Home Firemen, hampered by dense smoke, battled a fire at the home of Dr. C. H. Cretemeyer, last Friday afternoon, finally subdung the flames in a struggle which brought hundreds of onlookers from all sections of the city. The fire Is said to have originated from a kerosene water heater in the basement. The ftre from the kero- ene water heater followed a water pipe :hrough the wall and spread upstairs. LuVerne Pastor in Auto Crash LuVerne: Rev. Wm. Baddeley and family drove to Fort Dodge Friday evening to meet their daughter, Miss Betty Holdcroft, who was coming home from Morningslde College at Sioux city. On their way a truck ran into them and damaged their car quite badly, but fortunately no one was injured. I Because the ftre was in the partition; ' end between the walls, firemen could not immediatelj' get at It. The greatest damage was done in the kitchen and the maid's room on the second floor. Many of the house furnishings were damaged by smoke and water. The fire department was called when passersby noticed smoke seeping through a basement window. The department battled the smoke in the basement and got the blaze there under control, but in the meantime the fire had climbed into the upstairs walls, where the second tussle begun. To keep damage at a minimum, the fire fighters did not use water or chemicals in the upstairs until they knew for sure just were the flames were. C. E. Heise Seriously 111 C. E. Heisc, well known retired Algona barber, is seriously 111 at his home. He has been 111 for two weeks but has been confined to his bed only the past week. Mr. Heise is suffering with a complication of ailments common with advanced age. His daughter, Mrs. Asa Arent of Humboldt, R. N., has been taking care of lilm and a son, A. C. Heise, is on his way here from Tjtma r . Colorado. Concert Here Friday An orchestra and band concert will be presented Friday evening, March 9, at 8 o'clock at the high school auditorium. An admission of ten cents will be charged. Receipts will be used to buy the music {hat 1« on the program. Arm Mangled in Buzz Saw Accident Ivan Burtis received a badly mangl- Total Sum is $124,263.15 Less Than 1932; Big Cut in Road Cost MOST OFFICE EXPENSES DROP Annual Financial Statement Has Much of Interest to Every Taxpayer ' Kossuth county cost the taxpayers 1124,263.15 leas to operate in 19*3 than In 1931, a comparison of Warrant* drawn on the county treasury indicated this week, when th« financial statement, of the county in pamphlet form wan published. The chief reason for the big drop in county operation is due to the big bite taken in the road maintenance and road construction funds in the county budget. A comparison of the 1932 and 1933 figures is printed below: Fond 1932 1933 County $187,731.09..$ 73,528.60 2,418.01 3,373.43 663.66 224.50 2,154.82 3,683.97 410.80 148.95 4,434.98 42,219.54 1352.391 89,438.61 98,306.55 M89.0» 3.1M.TT a,W8J)T at the Derwood McArthur farm northwest of Algona Friday afternoon. H<; reached under the buzz saw to brush away the saw dust and his sleev& caught the saw. the bone. His arm was cut to McCullough Named President of Ass'n. At a recent meeting of the North Central Iowa funeral directors, held at the Algona Hotel, W. G. McCuilough of Algona was elected president, and Thomas McMahou of Wesley was named secretary. $75 to Mrs. Dahlhauser Mis. Carl EUhliiaiL»cr held the number, Tuesday night, and received $75 in ca&h at the Bank Night drawing At the Call Theatre. Domestic Animal Soldiers Relief Insane Institute Road Bridge Court 4,065.68 Poor 42,17236 T. B. Eradication 6,288.86 Rd. Maintenance 178,88137 Rd. Construction 113,785.31 Library 925.36 Fair Qrds 1,600,00 Total $442,010.12 $317,746.97 Practically all offices In the county government, due in part to salary reductions in come offices showed a decrease last year aa compared with the year before. A oomparuxm follows: Board of Supervtoor* 1932 1933 F. J. Balgeman ..$3481.75 $2,341.60 W. E. McDonald .. 2.388.80 3/W6.8S Otef Funnemark . 3£0»jMf Chat. Monte .... 3,548,88 P. 3, Hettten. ...... 3/ Comf^r Auditor • "* *-•Including salaries, portage, envelope*,, miscellaneous, supplies, etc. 1932 $0,030.01 1933 18,404,68 County Treasurer W32 $7.560.70 1933 County Recorder 1932 $3,419.68 1933 $3.080.55 County Superintendent 1932 $5,427.65 1933 $4,870.51 Clerk of District Court 1932 $4.389.87 1933 $3.873.83 (Bounty Sheriff 1932 $5,964.57 1933 $5,948.11 County Engineer 1932 $5,856.21 1833 $5,412.30 County Attorney 932 $2.470.74 933 $2,997.70 Of the county attorney item*, $822.36 is listed under the per cent of fines going to that office, in 1933, but these went to the 1932 county attorney, Just as the 1933 per cent will be In the 1934 ecord for the incumbent. Court house expense remains about he same, bounties show a drop, as do miscellaneous officers' salaries. • Jail xpense showed a slight drop, and miscellaneous county expense showed a ilg decrease, due largely to the drop n school book Items, and the slash In, he Farm Bureau appropriation. Jury Cost Jumps Grand Jury expense, on the other hand, took a big jump, from $30452 in 1932 to $1,904.10 during the post year. It cost the county $19,561.53 last year for the transfer of Kossuth folks to state Institutions. A big decrease In the cost of operating the county home was also shown. The home showed a net expense of $6,119.51 in 1D32, and a net expense fo $3,478.87 In 1933. Copies of the 1933 financial statement may be obtained at the office of E. J. Butler, county auditor. South Dakota Bank Bandits Head This Way Bank bandits who robbed the First National Bank of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, were traced as far as Estherville, it was reported here yesterday. An airplane followed the bandit car until a congestion of traffic made- it Imjjoisible for the airmen to know which car was the bandit machine, buc , ed right arm while helping to saw wood later developments reported via radio stated that a machine answering the description had been seen near Estherville. Officers said they thought the bank robbers were heading for the Twin Cit- One Farm Sale Billed on Friday The following firm sale is listed with this paper thijj week- Pull details in ad to be found on the farm page. Friday, March 9: Dean Andrews sale, at place S'/ 2 uifleu north and one mile east of Sexton, four mile* wet>t aod S'/] uultw north of Wesley, or £</2 miles aontb and one mile west of Titonfca. gale »Urt» at 12:30 p. m.

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