HISTORICAL DEW, Awarded Highest Honors as "Iowa's Best Weekly Neiuspaper By State University of Iowa, 1933 OFFICIAL CITlf AND COOTTI PAPER &lgona FJstablisbed 1865 AL(H)NA. IOWA. TIH'KSnAY, MAY 17. 1!W jWotnesi WEATHER Generally fair Thursday: «ni frr v. Ton Pnges. YOI, ::•_>. NO. •_>() TORTURE BANDITS GET LONG SENTENCES BROESDERFARM SUFFERS $5,000 LOSS IN FLAMES Algona, Hurt Departments Called; Home, Corn Cribs , Granary Saved ED, WILLIAM BURNED . IN FIGHTING FLAMES Loss Included $1,000 Worth of Valuable Tools; Cause Remains Mystery Good Hope: A devastating flre which •wept through th« E. L. Broesder farm buildings one half mile south of the Good Hope church, Friday afternoon, caused a loss of approximately $5000. There was no insurance. Starting at about 4:30 o'clock in a straw shed adjoining the barn on the east the fire •oon enveloped the barn and from there leaped from one building to an- »ther until within an hour It had completely destroyed the brooder house, 2 chicken houses, machine shed, work •hop and fuel house. Only the residence, two corn cribs and a granary •were left standing. All of these but the granary were on fire at one time or another but were kept down by a bucket brigade until the arrival of UK Al- Rona fire truck. Hie presence of the Alcana department la probably all that Mrred the house as the wind was blow- Ing the flre directly toward it and a building was being consumed within 3* feet. The danger was so great that •Wot of the furnishings were carried from the house by volunteers from am- *ng the crowd' ot several hundred peo- •' "Chuck" Cretzmeyer, local dash track star, was high point scorer in the district track meet held at Mason City Saturday with one first and two seconds or a total of thirteen points. The team placed fifth position in the 23 school competition with West Waterloo carrying off high honors, chuck tied the state high school record for the 100 yard dash in the preliminary trials, running the distance in the remarkable time of 9.7 seconds. In the finals he placed first by tripping the century in, 9.8 seconds, setting s new meet record, and leading his closest opponent by two yards. In a neck to neck 291 yard dash, Cretzmeyer was nosed out by Ritchie of West Waterloo. He also placed second in th/e broad jump, making the third best jump in the state district meets with a leap of over 21 feet. Shackleford stepped into scoring honors by placing second in the half mile run but his time was not fast enough to entitle him to enter the state meet in that event. Coach Mercer and Cretzmeyer will leave Friday for Orlnnell where 'Chuck' will try out for the state meet held there Saturday. He will enter the 100 and 220 yard dashes and the broad Jump. Coach Mercer expects strong competition in the broad jump from Saggan of Denison and Robinson of North high of Des Moines. Stlffest competition in the 100 yard dash will most . The origin of the flre to •**.. Xd and hi* son, Wm« had been to from the field but a short time— fcoraea had been put away in the barn and 1 the men were busy at various chorea about the yards when Ed no- Jtlced the smoke coming from the flre which proved to be of an area not larger than a bushel basket. He tried to put it out with several pails of water, but it was beyond control. By this time Wm. had heard his call for help and they set about getting the livestock out of the barn. Including 8 or 10 bead of horses everything was gotten out but four calves and a couple of sows. By the time the last horse was driven out the roof was falling in. There was no other livestock loss with the exception of some mature chickens but there was a heavy loss in tools and farm machinery. All of the latter with the exception of a corn planter and a corn cultivator were in the machine shed and for the most part •were a complete loss. This included two plows, two mowers, corn binder, grain binder, grain elevator and many miscellaneous utensils. Two Suffer Burns The Broesders are thankful for such buildings as were saved and that no serious injuries were suffered bv those fighting the fire. Ed and his son each •tillered some superficial burns on the former on the left and the latter on the right. They wer» taken to town /or treatment but wtere able to be about to supervise things. The Broes- ders plan to rebuild at an early dat-?. High Winds Do Property Damage High winds, reaching cyclonic proportions at times, did damage to a number of farm homes arid buildings in Koasuth county, Saturday morning. The wind also broi.giu with it u welcome rain, which might have been heavier, but still laid some of the dust and brought cooler temperatures. Brooder House Smashed At the Leslie Jenkins place, southeast of Algona. a brooder house was picked up by the wind and hurled to the ground, where it burst into flames, destroying 200 baby chicks. Brown Dairy Barn Wrecked At the Ralph Brown place, southeast of Algona, the dairy barn blew down. Cattle in the barn were skinned up some, but saved by tlxe stanchions and horses were dragged out without any serious harm. Sttotm at Irvtttfton It has been many years since such a terrific gale swept the country as was witnessed here last Saturday. At the Leclie Jenkins farm a brooder house and 200 baby chickens were burned, tne wind first blowing the brooder house over. The Henry Sciieppmans. Sam Miller and Edw. Mawdsley homes the silos were completely demolished. Two large cottonwood trees at the Lou Johnson farm were blown down and became entangled in the high line. Several electric light pok's were broken off but the current was not affected. In many otter instances chicken and hog houses were wrecked the largest dam- aoe being done at the Ralpn Brown farm where the top of his barn was blown oJI. Blown Over Fence The barn roof on the George Olson. 8r farm a mile west of Sewon was nartly blown ofl Saturday morning by the heavy wind here. A hog house on the J*«d Plumb farm in the ioutn edjse of town was blown over * fence nearby and a number of other outbuildings were blown down here Cretzmeyer Sets Record; Sprints 100 Yards in 9.8 likely lay in Saggan and Robinson also. Ritchie of West Waterloo and Robinson of Des Moines will be Cretzmeyer's toughest opposition In the 220 yard dash, Ritchie having nosed him out in last week's meet. In last year's state meet in which Cretzm-eyer was second, he beat Saggan so that chances are favorable and very likely we will have one of our local boys carrying off the state crown in at least one event. Party of Algona Men Open Fishing Season at Cass Lake Northern Minnesota and Cass Lake in particular has been invaded by 19 Algona men with plenty of bait of all kinds and the fish will be invited, to partake of the bait, that Is the solid part of the supply. The Algona men will occupy cottage* on the shores of Cass Lake with a central cottage where the cooking will be done by Joe, the cook at the State* Cafe, who they Algotw fishermen left Sunday, Mopping; that night In St. Fftnl, where they were to secure their main supply of bait The rest of the contingent left Algona Monday. The party who expect to «p?nd a week fishing consist of H. R. Cowan. Herman Hauberg, E. J. Van Ness, C. R. LaBarre, Ed Rlst, Archie Michel, Ralph Miller, Roy Bjustrom, Harry Holmes, Joe Durnin, Mart Weaver, Russ Waller, Bert Deal, Leonard Nelson, John Belser, Jim Duryea, Fred Kent, Qlen Buchanan, and A. L. Peterson and W. A. Foster. Senior Class Play Friday Night, May 25 The senior class play, "They All Want Something" will be given in the. high school auditorium, Friday, May 25th. What do they want? We know that you want to see this clever class play which shows in amusing fashion a young man, son of a very wealthy automobile manufacturer, who pretends for the time tKing that he is a tramp in order that he may see a girl whom he has met In Venice under the most romantic circumstances. Finding no other way of being with the girl, he assumes the garb of a chauffeur in order that the girl's mother, who loves to reform other people may find in him a worthy object. As usual, under such circumstances, there are times when everything goes wrong. Come and see the different "wants" of the cast, the fancy dress party, the singing and the dancers. The cast includes Robert Richardson, Esther Pratt, Charles Cretzmeyer, Evelyn Smith, John Ferguson, William Devine, Max Miller, Charles Stevenson, Jane Hemphill, Margaret Stephenson, Violet Norman. Bob Sellstrom, John Shilts and Gertrude Long. Guests at the dress party: Dorothy Fraser, Ida Halpin, Charlotte HUt/on, Eiriora Lattimer, Ila Leffert. Rutli McKee, Vakria Picket, Birdie Schulz, John Greene, Bill Hilton, Donald Hutchins. Lawrence Mason, Russell Medin and Bob Spencer. Stage manager: Adrian Burmeister. assistants, Mervin Gardner and Harhin Sigsbee. Business managers; Gertrude Nelson and Ann McNeil. Pianist: Georga Ann Geigel. Senior Class Night Monday, May 21st Senior class night is to be held at 7:45, May 21st. The program will consist of the class will, he class prophecy, class poem, and a short play. "Leisure Time." The public is cordially invited but seats must be reserved before hand to assure abating. Admission k> free. A Mothers' Day program will be pre- seiited Friday, May 18th. in the high school auditorium, at 7:30. There will oe various gyui demonstrations consisting of tapping, tumbling, marching and Danish gymnastics. The home economics girls will give a style show of th/e clothes they have made during the year. A Mother's Day program was presented by the junior high school last Friday. Several plays were given and some original poems were read. Mrs. H. E. Rtet left Monday night for Washington. D. C., where she will visit hex daughter, Mrs. T. F. O'Hairi'. She expects- to be gone about two weeks and will bring fter graadkuiughler. Aon, back to Algoua to spend the summer h«re. BANCROFT GIRL D1ESSUDDENLY Mary Ann Sheridan, 10, the Daughter of J. H. Sheridan, Died Thursday Ann Sheridan, the >n. Last Tuesday she had taken sick, but had Improved greatly and by Thursday she was feeling as good as ever. She had had her afternoon rest and was not up M very long when she asked for a glass of water but before she could drink it she quietly passed away. Mary Ann was born January 10, 1924, and died May 10, 1934. She was only 10 years old but had not been strong or well since she was born. She loaves to mourn her father and mother, three brothers, James, John and Phil and two sisters, Betty and Patricia. Junior-Senior Banquet and Dance The Algona high school Junior class was host to the seniors at the annual banquet and dance Saturday night. It was a colorful affair with the gymnasium decorated to resemble the Byrd Expeditl3n. Table decoration.-* were of snowballs and snow houses with streamers of the class colors. Invitations were in the form of a passenger's log with the toastmaster and speakers listed as ship's officers. James Chubb acted as toastmaster and John Blshcp, Gertrude Nelson, Robert SelLstrom, Isabel Greenberg, Maurice Michel, Ruth Malueg and Evelyn Smith gave toasts. Th-:' committees in charge should be given much credit for the complete success of the banquet. The chairmen in charge were: Kathleen Evans, com- mltt/ee of committees; Isabel Greenberg, program committee; John Bishop, programs committee; Dick Post, dance; Marion Corey, table decoration; Allan Buchanan and Freda Paetz, room decoration; Alice Geilenfeld, seating; Marjorie Johnson, menu; Florence Geisiiecker, chairs and Marjorie Cruikshank, reception committee. Following the banquet terved by the Baptist Ladles' Aid the students enjoyed a dance played by George Car- niody's orchslra. Lewis Ferguson Goes South as Surveyor Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Ferguson, arrived home from Ames where he is a student at the Iowa State College, Wednesday morning. Thursday (today) he started out for the Cherokee forests located in southern Tennessee and northern Georgia where lie will be in the employ of the government which plans to make a survey of these forests which they have recently taken up. The surveying company will make their headquarters in Athens, Georgia. L.wis was the only student from the Iowa State College to participate iii this survey. It is not certain just how long this survey will take but it is thought it will be all the way from six months to a year. Wolf and Two Cubs Killed in Union Twp. RudoJpb. Will of Union township killed a female wolf and two small cubs on his farm last week. The old wolf had been stealing chickens from him and he trailed her to hsr den. The bounty «n an adult wolf is $5 and $2.50 for cubs. County Auditor E. J. Butler states. Mr. Butler states further that the bounty on pocket gophers is five cents for the pair of front feet and leu cents bounty on the head of a crow. In attempting to claim bounties many people have brought in the wrong put of the animal. MATT BESTENLEHNER DIES IN ACCIDENT Car Sideswiped Pole in Ot tumwa; Companion Recovering Algonians were shocked to hear of the sudden death of Matt E. Besten- lehner which occurred last Thursday when he was fatally injured in .an automobile accident about 1 a. m. at Ottumwa wh>?re he has been making his home for the last eight years. What happened is not exactly known at this time but, it is thought that the car which was driven by Bestenlehner who was accompanied by his room mate, Nick Lntlmer, sideswiped a telephnoe pole in rounding a corner in the bust- ness section of Ottumwa. Both occupants were thrown from the car into the street. Bestenlehner suffered a fractured skull and fractured Jaw. His companion suffered concussion of the brain and bruises and cuts on the face and head, but his condition is satisfactory at this time. Matt was well known here and had many friends. He was son of Prank and Elizabeth Bestenlhehner and was born here September 21, 1891. He attended, the public schools and was cm- ployed at various jobs Including clerk at Chrlschllles & Herbst dry goods store, a few years before enlisting in the army during the World War. There he had charge of an ordinance company in Tours, Prance. A year or so after the armtetice was signed be returned here and went into partnership with his brother, Joe, in a grocery store situated where the Basket store now is. The store was discontinued after a few years and. Matt went to Muscatine where he was employed in a dry goods stone. Prom there he went to Ottum- and was again In the employ ot a dry goods store. He wrote Insurance for a time and eight years ago was elected steward of the Elk's club at Ottumwa. Matt was a member of O. B. Nelson Post No. 3 of the American Legion, and the Elks lodge No. 347. Funeral services were held Saturday Catholic church waa then brought here by the Laird it McCullough ambulance and laid in state at the home of his brother, Joe, on East Call street, until Sunday afternoon at 3:30. Interment then took place at the Catholic cemetery with Rev. T. J, Davern in charge of the burial services. Out of town relatives present at the services were A. G. Bes- tenlehner, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Strain and Mr, and Mrs. I. J. Bestenlehner of Muscatine, Iowa, Frank Bestenlehner and children, Annette and Francis of Whittemore He is survived by four brothers, Andrew G.. druggist of Ottumwa, Frank a Wnlttemore banker, Joseph of Algona, Ignatius of Muscatine and a sister, Mrs. J. H. Strain of Muscattne. He was preceded In death by his father and mother, one brother, John, and Infant sister, Elizabeth. Algona Kiwanians Give Fine Program at Mason City The Algona Kiwanians arc a live bunch and each week at their noon-dav luncheon usually have a snappy program. Last week the club was invited to put on the program at Mason City at the regular luncheon of the Mason City club, and the Gazette gave the Algonians ithe following mention: "Lacking only two of having a |x?r- f-'ct attendance, the Kiwanis club of Algona cume to Mason City and Thursday night in Hotel Hanford presented u program for the local Kiwanis flub A clever italk and entertainment were features of ithe program. Seven members of the Albert Lea Kiawnis club also attended. -Carl Henkel called the meeting to order and turn-id the gavel over to the visiting delegation. Community singing was led by Alfred Kresensky with T. T. Herbst as pianist. William T. Steele was the toastmaster. "Ben Knudson of Albert Iv\i. past district governor of the Minnesota and Dakota division, expressed appreciation for the meeting and said he was glad f.hat it gave him an apportunity to meet u colkge fraternity chun whom he had not se-in since 1908. This was T. H. Chrischilles of Algona. "Mr. Chrischilles gave a chalk talk on apropos subjects followed by vocal solos by Don Hutchins, Algona high senior, which were given warm applause. Tlit- talk of the evening was given by Altornty H. W. Miller of Algona. Weaving much humor into his talk, he showed how the attitude of the people has changed in the past year. No longer is there a "dog eat dog" altitude, but people have confidence in each other, he said. "W. E. Long, president of UK- local club, who returned from a state medical meeting at Des Moines. In tim-e lor the local session, i--sued a challfige for any six Algona golfers to play six local golfers in a match at Algona. The concluding program number was a humorous poem liread by Mr. Chrischil- les." Mexican Killed By Lightning at Ledyard Saturday Grnero Flores. 45. a Mexican employed as a beet weeder on the A'vin Bush farm near Ledyard, WM Instantly killed and a barn completely burned when Hg-htnlnir struck Saturday afternoon. Flores was pumping water, standing under an aerial wire which led from the house to the barn, when the holt struck. The barn was Instantly enveloped In flames which also burned two hones. County Coroner R. A. Evans was notified and pronounced death by lightning. Snrvlvln/r ai* a wife and seven ehffdren. Funeral services were held Monday morning- in the Sacred Heart chnrch nnd bnrl.il wns made in the Catholic cemetery at Ledyard. Flores had worked at (he Bush farm for several years and was said to be a good and reliable workman. The bolt of lightning came Just before the big hail storm which did considerable damage in north Kosrath last Saturday. Some of the hail stones were reported as large as hen's eggs. CLASS OF 19 TO GRADUATE AT BURT Commencement Exercises to be Held at M. E. Church May 23rd Hurt: A cinss of 19 .'cnlors will graduate from tho Burt high school this yenr. Commencement exercises will be held at the Methodist chm-ch May 23. Prof. Clay Harshbargcr of the State University of Iowa, will be the speaker. Thr following young people will receive- diplomas: K-rith Thnves, Dnrrrl Riddle. Dale Kennedy. Ellen SflatofT, Raymond Carter. Ruth Beitz. Zoln Oid- ciings, Caroline Carr. Richard Brnyton. Pearl Woltz, Sarah Schroder, Edward Stewart, Ward Winkle, Gordon Stgs- bee, Blanche McFnrlnnd, Elizabeth Rash Marion Bernhardt, Joseph Graham and DIckmeyer. The baccalaureate services wore delivered by Rev. C. B. Mitch-?!! n.t, the Presbyterian chufch. Special numbers were given by the gills' glc-? club and the mixed chorus. Bancroft Man Given Thirty Days for Uttering a Bad Check Casper Smith Dead From Heart Disease Casper J. Smith, well known farmer, who has lived in the neighborhood south of Algona all of this life, passed quietly away Saturday. May 12. He tiad been In falling health tri/s post four years and a year or so ago suffered quite & severe illness. His death was caused by leakage of the heart. In the end he fell asleep and passed away several hours later, Mr. Smith was born August 8, 1871, at St. Joe, Iowa, the son of Michael and Eliatbcth Smith, St. Joe farmers. He attended the Algona high school and later was married to Anna Hoffman on March 10, 1902, at Livermore. Three children were born to this union, Harold E., Frances & and Edna L., all of Algona. Beside his wife and three children. Former Algona Shoe Man Dies in Illinois Word has been received in Algona that Edward Piene, a former Algona shoe man, who years ago conducted a ttore where the Behlmer's confection- try is now, died last December. The Fieues have been living in Elmhurst. Illinois, for several years. Mrs. Max Bast recently received a letter from one of the Fiene girls who is now married, telling; of the death of her father. Mrs. Fiene and three children survive. ren and Miss Jennie Smith, all of Algona. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon. May 13. from the Presbyter- Ian church with the Rev. C. Paul Carl- fon officiating, assisted by Rev. A. English, and Interment was made in Algona. Mr. Smith was a member of the Livermore chapter of the Masonic lodge which had charge of the scr- viors at the grave. Pall bearers were B. E. Norton of Algona and W. F. Johnson, W. M. Smith, Carl Brown, Wallace Tnylor, and Chas. Raney of Ltvermore. Mr. Smith was a man of high character and leaves many friends who will regret his comparatively early passing. The Bert Pecks Here from California Bert Peck is here visiting at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George St/ewart. He and Mrs. Peck came the first of last week from Long Beach, California, where they make their home. Mrs. Peck is at present visiting her daughter, Mrs. Hazel Reeoe, at Fort Dodge. Mrs. Peck's son, Arlo Munch, is a sophomore at the University of Southern California, where he has made a record for himself as an athlete. He has work in California for the summer and plans to return to the university in the fall. Shortley before the Pecks left California some one entered their apartment and ransacked it for money, taking $20 and several athletic medals, all of which belonged U> Arlo. Some of the dresser drawers were ransacked nnd also two or three suit cases, but nothing was molested. Johnston Grandchild Shoots Self With Gun Wm. Christopher Hanson, 4>,£ year old grandson of Mr and Mrs. J. B. Johmton of Algona is in critical condition at the Methodist hospital in U-s Moii>.s after shooting himself with u .38 caliber revolver. Tim story in the Des Moines Register about the tragedy this morning states that the boy apparently found the gun in a drawer at the home of a neighbor. The boy often played about the woman's g-.irage doors, and is belk'ved to have entered the house through a basement giirage door. William's mother was Ixtretta Johnston. She died at the time he was born. R. C. A.'s Topple Before Hubs in Kat Ball The most amazing upset of the Kat- wll season occurred Monday night when the RCA-Vlctor team wns toppled from their pedestal by the hard-hlttirg Hub Clothiers in the Hub's first victory of the season and also the RCA's first defeat. The Victors spemed unable to curb the hard hitting of the Clothiers, although the game was close with the score at the end of the game 6 to 5, with the Hub at the big end of the score. The game between the Algona Upper Des Moines and Skclly oil was to have been played Tuesday evening, bu did not materialize and may be played Thursday. The Algona Upper Des Molnes was scheduled against Sinclair for Wednesday night and Skelly Oi Mrs. Cummings' Father Dies Suddenly in D. M Mrs. W. H. Cummings was called U Des Moines last Thursday by the sudden and unexpected death of her father, E. E. Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Cummings were preparing to move thel household goods to Des Moines las week when she recevied word of her fntheirls death, ttr. Climmlngs haa established a wholesale business in Des Moliws and Mrs. Cummings had remained In Algona the post few months manglng their variety store Mrs. Cummings did not plan to return Algona but made arrangements to ve the furniture moved to Des Moines. State Librarians Visit Algona Library Mrs Lura Sanders, city librarian, is attending a Library meeting of the North Central district today at Forest City. On Wednesday Julia A. Robin- ion, secretary of the State Library Commission was in Algona enroute to the meeting. While .she was here in company with Miis Nethercutt, president of the State Library Association, an informal board wetting was held at the library. New Liquor Store Ready June First Remodeling of the new liquor store is progressing rapidly with all of the excavation already completed. A large portion of the basement walls and of the hollow tile partition is completed but the basement floor has not yet been laid. It is thought that work will be completed by June 1, wiUi the open- 1145 about June 15. Algona Gets District Reemployment Office Algeria was recently selected as district headquarters for the Reemployment Service Bureau. T. A. Truugcr, who has been in charge of the local office, which is upstairs in the Haggard & Peterson building, was called to DCS Moines last week and made district manager. He will also continue as supervisor of the KoMuth office which is one of the eight counties Included in the district, the other counties being Emnvi-t, Palo Alto, Dickinson, Clay, Buena Vista, Oscuola and O'Brien. Mr. Trauger will have supervision of all sub-managers in all of the county seat towns in the various counties. Hans P. Plund, .state r: employment director and Glen Brockway, tit'lci supervisor, were in Algol)a Monday conferring with Mr. Trauger. In the last three weeks Mr. Trauger states that i!52 ni'.n and women have been given work which included Jobs with various paving and graveling contractors and other work as well a.s a number t-f permanent positions on larnia, in stenographic work, etc. Any unemployed persons sixteen years oi age or old-.-r is urged to yet in touch with Mr. Trauger or the local manager in his or her own county. Any one in need of employees should list his needs with Mr. Trauger also. Mr. Trauger is handling this ijjiporu.nl office in an «. rficient manner and expended no little effort to st-cure the locution of the district oflicx" in Algona. The reemployment. bureau is part ol a federal project. Anders and Thorsland Get 85 and 65 Years Respectively Algona Bootlegger Fined $300 and 3 Months in Jail. Bob Schoby in Bad Expect to Open New Paving Next Week Paving construction on Sta'e street was cuiiipjVted yesterday with '.he exception of the side street approaches. At the rale the work is going it is e :- pvcted that these approaches *i!l be finished Friday. In all probability Uie street will be opened for local traffic a week from Friday, o^i seven days arc allowed for drying alter the last concrc-U- is poured. Howcvvr. uetours will probably be maintained for a few days lunger to keep away the outside trattle until tilt remainder nf the approaches | on the Phillips street stretch are cjm- plettd and d'ried. The Phillips street | paving runs south to the city limits or about even with the east KV.--- at the fair grounds. Booth u:id O), :• ijic. of Siour City are the contractors. Tuesday evening a car was dis^ov- eied ruiiuiiig up and down tin- in w piivuig. Tlie driver hiid evioX-m'y driven into one oi' the approaches i-rid was having more or less dJflicul'v ui getting his cur out. As no dojnagc was duuv to Uit yiivijsg no action was Estel Anders, 45, Dccatur. Illinois. ,nd Ole Thorsland, 37, Bode, torturo obbers who have been sentenced to ard labor at Fort Madison are still be- ng held at the Emmetsburg: jail awalt- ng further action against. Joe Thilges, 7, Whittemore, who Is also in the Emmetsburg jail. Anders and Thorsland. nve plend guilty to robbery with aggravation and have received sentences n Kossuth. Palo Alto and Hancock ountles totaling 85 anrt 60 years respectively. Anders received » lighter entence In one instance because of urning evidence. Thllgrs ha.s agreed to plead guilty 1o obbcry In «n effort to receive n light- T sentence but refuses to admit guilt of robbery with aggravation, with thn esult that the other two m-cn are being held in jail as witnesses against him. Loo Besch, who was brought back rom Port Madison where he waa serv- ng time, and Oteorgc Schumaker are n Jail here pending further investlga- ,ion of their connection with the crimes committed by Anders, Thors- and and Thllgcs. The robberies to which Anders and Thorsland pleaded guilty Saturday were the H. F. Oneuppe farm holdup near Mallard last November when $6,900 was taken, and the C. C. Robinson farm robbery near Algona In February, with only $6 obtained. Thorsland also pleads guilty to assault with intent to rob Nick Thilges, farmer near Whittemore, last October, and waa given an additional five year prison term. , ./Rw.pur.ktoo reffityea » 35 year sentence each at Garner Thursday for the O. J. Eisenman robbery near Woden. They admitted using brutal tactics In their vicious crimes, usually theaten- ing their victims with a oht iron and striking them in an effort to locate the money. In the Robinaon robbery. Robinson, nn elderly farmer, was oo unnerved and mlstrfttod that his death folowed In a few days. Money stolen in the series of crimes totaled $18,000. In sentencing the men 8aturd*y, Judge Davidson said. "If you were younger men, I might take time to explain the seriousness of your crimes. But you nre old enough to have realiz- <1 fully the terrible crimes you perpetrated against society, the worst offenses. ouUlde of murder, you could. have committed. Concerning that old. man I Robinson) afflicted with heart trouble—-oven though you soy you didn't atiially bum him. you adm.'t holding the hot. poker up to hU ey«s, and your treatment of him may have caused hts death, it was a horrible crime. "I heard people say, after reading nrtvnmts of your robb'rles in the newspapers, that hanging was too good for you. While I don't 'exactly say that, yet that is the way people feel about your crimes. You were prepared to take life if you thought It necessary. So the penalty must be a heavy one, and I suggest that in serving your sentences you will make up your minds to be different rwn, and to « k arn the respect of society '' Asked If they had anything to say. Thorslund remained silent, but Anders told the court they had never actually tortured anyone, had inertly threatened their victims, and lie resented newspaper stories to the contrary, he MI id. Algona Bootlegger Sentenced Henry Koepke of Algona and his son. Cecil, pleaded guilty to bootlegging charges and were tined $300 and cost>. and given thrfc? months each in jail by Judge F. C. Davidson Saturday. Thr line was suspended. The elder Kt.epko told the court he ran an implement .shop in Algona, that busin-ss was very pour, and needing money badly, he turned to bootlegging. His previous record was said to be good. Thirty Days for Bad Check Matt Boyer. Bancroft, was arraigned before Justice of Peace H. B White Monday on a charge of uttering <; bad check and sentenced to thirty- days at hard labor in the county jail He was previously arrested on a charge of tort? ry. but this charge was dropped ir. /uvor of the latter. Bub Scruiby in Bod Bob Schoby, lormer Algona boy, lately of Deadwood. S'-mlh Dakota, LS beilltr held in Uie county jail here awaiting action of federal authorities after he was arrested. Sunday evening at the home of his brother living m-ar Lu- Verne, by Constables Newville and Griffin. It is alleged that Schoby went into the- jjoslo/fice at Deudwxjd, asking for his mail. The postmaster misunderstood iiis name and yaw him a letter lor Bob School' ja name somewhat sun- liar, containing a federal CWA pay check for $33.00. Schoby c.une to Al- Kona and cu.shed tne check in Zeiukr &; Caldwcll's clothing store about Feb. 15. but the forgery was not noticed until later. It, was then that authorities be- jja:i their starch for Schoby. Lloyd Bohaiinon. and Leighion Mw- bach of Algoua and Harold Clark ot Garner attended a unitary training couip at Fort Des Moines Saturday and Sunday. Mis. Bohannon accompanied them to D«i Moiuxs and returned us for as Allies w he-re she atk-ndtii Uic Veishea celebration of the college.
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