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Awarded Highest Honors as "Iowa's Best Weekly 'Newspaper" By State University of Iowa, 1933 HISTORICAL DEFT, cmr AND COUNTY PAPEB Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 14. lf):u WEATHER on Thnrsdaljr, with probable showers Friday. VOL. :12.—NO. 24 MRS. LEASE HEADS LEGION AUXILIARY FOR COMING YEAR Quarterly Meeting and Election of Officers Held at Algona Country Club Over 100 Attend and Enjoy an English Tea Serv- ( ed by Algona Ladies The 36th quarterly meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary was held at the Algona Country Club Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock and was attended by 115 Auxiliary members of the county. Mrs. Ida Larson, county president, was In charge. All presidents gave fine reports on work accomplished since the last meeting held In February. A letter of condolence Is to be sent to A. H. Stock from the county organization extending sympathy in his recent bereavement through the loss of his wife, who was Algona's first vice president this year. Mrs. J. C. Underkofler, eighth district committeewoman. was present and as usual pleasingly talked to her Auxl- Urles, of course boosting Kossuth county which has the record of being first In the state in meeting all their requirements. Two other counties in the •Eighth district share like distinction In beng 100 per cent In their projects. Mrs. Underkofler told' of interesting and educational events which happened at the Knoxville birthday party held May 25, honoring 65 disabled veterans in the hospital who this month shared birthdays. Each boy was remembered •with generous gifts, ice cream, cake, popcorn, candy, etc.. which were furnished by the units in the eighth district. Members of the Algona unit served a dainty English tea which followed the program put on by the Swea City unit. Miss Margaret Nelson read her Fldac essay, "Peace with Security," which •won second prize in Iowa. Wesley was presented the award for having the largest delegation present outside of the entertaining unit. Election of officers was held with the following being named: Mrs. L. L. Lease of WesHy, president; Mrs. Minnie Mousel of Bancroft and Mrs. Marth» . cGuVT "TN^~ Iv. Wolfe of Penton, secretary; Mrs. Will Flaif? of Lone Rock, treasurer; Mrs. Gladys Hawcott of Hurt, sergeant at arms; Mrs. Janette McMurrey of Al- Kona, chaplain; and Mrs. Sadie Denton of Titonka, historian. RCA Wallops Way Into City K-Ball Lead in 8-1 Win The Algona kitten'jali league, with play speeded up greatly due to two games per night, found three teams closely bunched around the top rung this week. The standings: W RCA-Victor 5 Skelly Oil 4 Phillips 4 A-U-D-M 3 Shell Oil 3 Hub Clothing 2 Pet, .714 .667 .687 .428 .375 .250 Here's Editorial That Brought Demand for Apology From Group Organizing Consumers Setup in Kossuth People with fertile minds are always figuring out ways to get rich quick, working on the theory of Barnum's that there Is one born every minirte. The latest. Solicitors are work- Ing through this territory lining up salesmen who will represent a so- called consumers league. Membership in the league costs ten dollars. This entitles the consumer to a weekly or monthly bulletin on the order of a mail order catalogue, listing different articles of merchandise which the consumer is directed to buy direct from the manufacturer. Some 30 or 40 manufacturers have been lin-ed up who will comply with the plan. And the organizers get their ten dollars and skip out. Naturally, enough, a manufactur- er knows 'that he cannot afford to lose his regular outlets for merchandise, namely sales to retail stores. Therefore, despite the league, h? cannot afford to cut his directf-by-mail price much below the price asked by the retail store. And the consumer has no guarantee that this arrangement will last forever, either. But merchants, with money invested In stores, goods, and the necessary expenses of business, includ- ine (fixes, mifrht do well to keep an ear to the ground. Some always fall for such a racket—thinking they are going to save money. That is, after the first ten dollar payment. It might, be another nice assignment for General Hugh Johnson and company. How does this type of racket fit into the NRA system? And Here's A Letter Which Every Merchant in The County Would Do Well to Read This Very Minute June fourth, 1934, The Algona Upper Des Moines. Algona Iowa. An Item in your paper of Thursday, May 31, 1934, headed "A New Racket Against the Merchant and the Public" if not libelous is close enough to it that we demand a counter publication at once to correct any damage you may have done. The good intent and purpose of this company Is of the highest degree and has not been questioned by anyone. Thirty or forty factories cannot all be wrong. You have assailed the honor and Integrity of this company and we cannot permit this to go unnoticed. Though you have not mentioned our name your Intent and- purpose can easily be shown. Come out in th? open! If you are right you have nothing to fear. You should know as well as any one that the farmer cannot organize to protect himself against our present top heavy business system. If you are for the farmer you should welcome any thing that will help him out of his difficulty. That is the stand. President Roos-svelt, and nearly everyone else takes. • We are not forming a consumers league. We are not selling memberships to anything. We are selling subscriptions to a definite service and have lined up 30 to 40 factories to sell at factory prices. These factories are of high standing and like ourselves know- just what they are doing. Because of our ability to get volume business through our factory connections and because of our own low overhead expense, we can undersell practically any retail organization anywhere and do It properly and legally. The way consumers and farmers patronize this movement is their guarantee that it will last. We can fill orders promptly In any reasonable quantity, guaranteed quality goods. Before turning this matter over to our attorney we are giving you an opportunity to repair the damage you have done. We expect you to publish this entire letter with reasonable apology and to hear from you promptly, yours sincerely. United Consumers, Inc. Printed above are the editorial from our issue of May 31, and the letter which followed it from the United Consumers, Inc., at Des Moines. The Algona Upper Des Moines is willing to print the Des Moines leXter; as for the apology, we fell the need for none. The first duty of a newspaper is to be of community service. We are willing to let the general public and our own business men act as Jury in this "gross misdemeanor" which we seem to have committed. ; E. Ghurch a Courtroom On Sunday Night Program Herbert Gerber Dies in Montana From Gunshot Wounds Funeral services were held at the Laird Si McCullough Funeral Home on Saturday for the late Herbert Oerber, 23 ranch hand at Flood, Montana, who died June 4, after an accidental gunshot wound. Burial was made in the West Bend cemetery with the Rev. Joseph Banwart of the Apostolic Christian church in charge of the services. Young Gerber was born in Irvington, Iowa, in 1911, and has lived in Montana for the last two years. His parents retide siear Galbraith where they have lived for several years. Red Smith, RCA hurler, allowed one hit, and his team defeated the Skelly Oilers, 8 to 1, Tuesday. Art Nordstrom's home run for the RCA was the feature hit of the game. The Shell squad stopped the Hub Clothiers, U to 5, in a game which was closer than the score would indicate. The Clothiers led, 4 to 1. early in the game, but a Shell batting barrage changed the game's complexion. The Shell K-ball team nosed out the Whittemore soft ball club there Sunday 8 to 8 in a ten inning game. The ecore at the end of the sixth inning showed the local club to be in the lead 6 to 0 but the rallying Whittemore club came back to tie the score 6 to 6 at the end of the regular period. Ostwinkle, local boy, led the batting with a three bagger. Casey Loss pitched for the Shell squad. Crash Victim Is Kin to Drug Salesman Wm. Baxter Bader of Buffalo, New york, one of the four passengers who together with two pilots and a stewardess, was killed when the airplane in which he was riding, crashed in the Catfikills enroute to Chicago from Newark, New Jersey, brother-in-law of Eagle Grove drug salesman, who is well known in Algona, it was learned Tuesday. The plane had started from Newark Saturday and was reported lost some time Sunday. Mr. Hagerhorst has not been making his customary visits to Algona recently on account of illness. He has been having some bronchial trouble and has been confined at home the past two months or more. Mr. Bader was Wm. tiagernorst New Ambulance For Algona Undertakers G. W. McCullough accompanied by Frank Kohlhaas, returned Monday night from Rock Falls, Illinois with a new Chevrolet ambulance for the Laird & McCullough Funeral Home. The ambulance is a Chevrolet chassis and a battleship gray colored Eureka body It is equipped with two first aid kits and a cot and two chairs for attendants. This is a specially built straight invalid ambulance and makes the Lnird & McCullough Funeral home a complete, up-to-date institution . To Canvass Algona For NRA Emblems Chairman T. H. Chrischilles of the county NRA organization announces that there will be a canvass of the Algona business men next Friday, June 15, to find out how many of the business places are displaying the blue eagle emblem denoting that they are complying with the NRA requirements. The Boy Scouts will make the canvass and will report to Chairman Chrischil- les, who will in turn report to the state headquarters. It will be interesting to learn Just how many have dropped off the Blue Eagle. Kahlers and Soils Asking for Divorce Among the recent cases filed in the ofllce of the clerk of the district court are -two petitions for divorce. Ray A. Kahler of Ramsey township is asking a divorce from Harriet Kahler on the grounds of desertion and cruel and inhuman treatment. The Kahlers were married in Muscatine on December 15, 1927 and lived together until January, 1934 They have one child, age six Mrs. Kahler is at present a patient at the Cherokee state hospital. The second divorce is being sought by Eluia Soil from William Soil. The couple was married at Blue Earth on March 19, 1931, and lived together until May of thto year. Mrs. Soil charges cruelty and inhuman treatment. Quarton to Address Kiwanis Thursday At the weekly Kiwanis meeting held last Thursday noon at the Algona hotel, Mr. Glelm, Y. M. C. A. secretary at Port Dodge, gave an interestirg talk on boys' summer camps, particularly Camp Foster at Lake Okoboji. He also spoke of his experiences in the many years he had had charge of boys' camps. Movies of the activities of C*mp Foster were then shown by Mr. Glelm. This noon (Thursday) Consul General H. B. Quarton will be on the entertainment program. "Prisoner at the Bar" Presented by Preachers, ' Local Talent is At the first union Sunday evening service of this summer a trial, "The Prisoner at the Bar", was presented in the Methodist church un- the sponsorship of the Anti-Saloon League of Iowa. Dr. F. A. High, state superintendent directed the program. PATTERSON 2ND IN THE RACE FOR LIEUT. GOVERNOR A Mistake of 10,000 Votes in Scott County is Discovered Senator Patterson will Make Fight for Nomination at State Convention Senator G. W. Patterson's standing In the race for lieutenant governor is as follows: Nelson 67.402 Patterson 63,088 Cress 61.913 Thompson 61,330 A mistake of 10,000 votes was made in Scott county, and was not discovered until Friday. June 8th. During the. campaign, Senator Patterson was busy with his farm work and did not actively enter into the campaign. He felt that public interest in the office of lieutenant governor was overshadowed because of the four-cornered fight centered around thr nflice of governor. However, now h" feels as though he has an •excellent chance of being nominated by the remiolican state convention to be held at Des Moines on July 18th, and is goin^ to make an active stand for that office. Turner and Patterson would make a fine team to head the republican slate ticket, although it is said that they have incurred the enmity of the wets all over the State. Thurs. Nite Downpour Prevents Band Concert Because of the heavy but welcome downpour last Thursday night, the usual weekly band concert given by the Algona Municipal band was not held. For that reason the same program published last week will be scheduled for this week Thursday night. filled with a capacity audience of about seven hundred people. The prisoner, on trial for having killed his wife in a drunken rage, was iplendidly portrayed by th/e Rev. Hammer, Baptist minister of Eagle Grow The balance of the cast was filled by local talent, the Judge, Rev. J. R. Hoerner; state's attorney. Rev. C. P. Carlton; defense attorney, Rev. M. A. Sjostrand; sheriff, Rev V. V. Schuldt; bailiff, Rev. Arthur Hueser; clerk of court, Robert Richardson; finger print expert, R. R. Coffin; daughter of the prisoner, Bonnie Phillips. Witnesses and the Jury of twelve completed the cast. With the entire church as a court room, the trial made vivid the tragedy of a home broken, a mother killed, and the father given the extreme penalty for murder. Our newspapers carry many such stories, but this brought to ail present a picture not soon to be forgotten, the individual and social consequences of the unbridled use of liquor. Young Men to Be Brought Back From Missouri County Attorney Maurice C. McMahon has applied for extradition papers for Merle Nichols and Herbert Johnson who are now in Missouri wanted in connection with the robbery of ihe store at Galbrai'.h Station. May 1st. Several pairs of overalls, jackets and shirts were taken by the culprits. The papers were sent to Governor Herring who will, it is expected, reiurn the necessary papers at once. Titonka Folks Observe Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary Titonka: Three hundred relatives neighbors and friends of Mr. and Mrs, John Alke helped them celebrate their sixtieth wedding anniversary at their home southeast of town Sunday afternoon. Short services were conducted by the Rev. H. W. Schoenleln, pastor of the Titonka Lutheran church. Mr. and Mrs. Alke were married In Germany and came to Florence, 111., in 18D2. Four and one half years later they moved to Kanawha and in 1912 purchased and moved to their present home farm near Titonka, i evening i Mr. Alke is 85 and Mrs. Alke is L_. Viramatflc I Their children, William and Jennie, ' are at home with their parents and George lives near them. A son, Fred, parsed away In 1913 and a daughter, Mrs. George Meyer died about a year ago. They were presented with a china tea set trimmed In gold, a marriage certificate in gold and Mr. Alke with a special pipe. Their granddaughter baked the huge wedding cake and Mrs Schoenlein decorated it. of the League, The church was Algona Baseball Boys Defeat Bancroft The well organized Algona basebali club took their opening game from the Bancroft Lions Sunday by the count ol 4 to 2. The local nine scored all ot their runs in a first Inning array of hit* led by D. Blanchard with a three bag- ger. The visiting club was held hitless by G. Blanchard until 'he seventh inning when they rallied to score two runs. The battery for Algona was G. Blanchard and Butler and for Bancroft, Lichliter and Munich. The club has been well organized and will try to do its part if supported by local ball fans. They will rnett the fait Mason City Bats on the local diamond next Sunday, June 17. The local team Is composed of D. Blanchard and Gordon Blanchard of Lone Rock, Fish of Whittemore and Butler, Twogood, Omer Kelly, Junior Kelly, Carrol Wander, Dick Shackleford and "Nanny" Bruns of Algona. NEW ALGONA MATRON Rather Chilly for Swimmers at Pool A cold week put the damper on the swimming pool admissions but the attendance has been fairly good the last few davs. Up 10 this time there have teen 83 adult tickets, 125 children to 15 years. 93 to 10 years and 1 family tickets issued. Five Algonians Win Degrees at I. S. C. Five Algonians were graduated this June from various courses at Iowa State College. They were Julia Emily Dearchs, home economics, Magnus Lichter, veterinary medicine, Hoyt Raney, veterinary medicine, Maynard Vernon Stephenson, civil engineering and Darold Newville, forestry. Dutch Lunch Thursday The golf tournament will be held Thursday (today) at five o'clock in the afternoon at the Algona Country Club and this will be followed by a Dutch lunch. Baud Concert Sunday The high school baud will play Sunday afternoon ut the swimming pool at 2:30. The concert will last an hour. T. H. Chrischilles Presided, Lester Milligan and Lee Loomis, Speakers Mrs. Glen Biesnnier, who before her marriage was Miss Thelma Eldridgc of Des Molne.;. The couple was married Tuesday at tho homo of the bride's parents, and nre now on their wrdding trip to Colorado. They will be at home about July 1 in one of the Backiu apartments. Mr. Biefemier is employed at the Gamble store. Liquor Store Dedicated; 200 Attend Dutch Lunch And He'll Look Handsome In It III White, J. P., U due to grow a mustache! Ill, you will remember, brought Broadway to Algona last season, when he appeared In a derby. Npw, with a mustache he m»7 be kidnapped (or vae In Hollywood. It happened thh way. HI and Bob Hmrrtncion decided U»*y tram not •o bfcd «t Umata. In'ffcct thity Intimated that before W. D k Andrew* and P. V. J«me. The latter gentlemen put tWeir beads together, and issued a challenge. HI In a moment of extreme sdf-cotifldence, even said that If Andrews and Janse won, he (III) would grow a mustache like that which adorns the Andrews upper Up. To Make what might be a long story short, Andrews and Janse won, and the White mustache, should start sprouting anytime. But Sale Probably Will Not Begin Until About July 1st Three Ask Divorces From Mates This Term Three petitions for divorce have been filed with the clerk of court during the past few days. Merrill Malone is asking a divorce from Bessie May Malone. The Malones were married at Livermore a few years ago and lived together until May 15 of this year. Mr. Malone charges cruel and Inhuman treatment and asks the custody of their little daughter. Alma Pugsley is seeking a divorce from Claude Pugsley on grounds of habitual drunkenness. They were married at Jackson, Minnesota, in 1931 and lived together until last March. They have no children. Earner Wright charges d-esetion in his petition for divorce from Lillian Wright. The couple was married in Primghar in May, 1920, and lived together for ten years when the petition staUs that Mrs. Wright took the children and left home. Whites to Open New Grocery in Garner W. A. White and son, Donald are this week opening another new grocery ttore at Garner. The Whites now have four stores, two in Algona, one which was just recently opened in Ringsted, and the new Garner store. Mr. White came to Algona about twelve years ago and started in the grocery business. A year ago last March his son, Donald opt-ned the Cut Rate store near the Swift plant and has developed a thriving business. A few weeks ago the third store was opened at Ringsted and Eldon Stoeifel was made manag-.-r. Kenneth Stephenson, who has formerly been with the Basket Grocery and with Mr. White in the main store, will be manager of the Garner start. Friday w;ll be the opening day for the new grocery . Dr. Winkel Joins Fox In Veterinary Firm Effective iMJ«t Mtonday Dr. Winkel becomes a partner in the veterinary business with Dr. L. W. Fox. Dr. Wioktl was graduated two years ago from Iowa State College aud since that time has been an assistant to Dr. Fox. The new firm will be known as Fox A, Wuikc-1. Dr. Winkel is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Winkel, well known Union township farmers. Forest City, Algona Split Golf, Net Duel In a golf and tennis meet held at Foreat City Sunday, the For:-st City Country club athletes broke even with the Algona golfers arid tennis players. The Foreit City team won the golf match, but lost to thi- Algona net- men. In the tennis singles, Andrews of Algona defeated Kelly of Forest City, 6-2, 8-6. In the other .singles match Peterson of Forest City defeated Kenefick of Algona, 6-3. 6-3. Perry and Brown of Forest City lost a doubles match to the Algona pair. Recorder Issues 916 Fishing Licenses County Recorder J. J. Dooley reports tha.t 916 fishing license^ hav-- been ih- t-ued in the county during th-_- past month at the rate of $1.00 each Seventy-three fishing and hunting lictriits at $2.50 each, one non-reiid-.-nt fishing license "t *3.00 arid a six-day non-resident Ashing license ai $1.00 were cl.so issued. The total amount takin in was $1098.50. Lawyers Chautauqua Meets This Week The eleventh annual Lawyers' Chautauqua of the District, Bur Asa&cmUons of the 14th and 2Ls>. Judicial Districts of Iowa will be lit Id at the Ion at Wtit Okoboji Friday. Saturday uud Sunday, June 15-lo-17. Most of the Algona lawyers ajid their fumilK-s ar<; planuing to attend. G. W. Stiliman is h.tcreta.ry and treasurer of the- Fourteenth Judicial District Box ASbOcia.- tioii. The new Algona liquor store room has been completed by the Kohlhaat brothers and the liquor commission has been notified that the room is read for them to place their shelving and office furniture. The «t»U >ea»e be gins to operate June 15, but it thought doubtful if the store will tx ready to sell liquor before about Jul first. In the front of the store row will be the business office screened of from the rear room where the llquo will be stored on shelves. In the base ment a large room has been rtservci for wines and rare liquors. It would seem that the store is large enough to hold enough liquor for the whole state of Iowa. It has been learned that Tom Sherman has been eliminated from the cllglblcs mentioned for manager of the .store on account of an age limit estab Ilshcd by the commission. He hac been considered likely to be appointed as manager, and would have made a good one. It Is not yet known who the manager will be. The new store room was dedicatee Tuesday night, when an elegan Dutch lunch was served to perhaps 200 of th? business and professional men of Algona in the basement of the new store room. The workmen had been promised a treat by Kohlhaas brother il the room was completed before June 15 and it was decided to make the oc caslon a gala event. City and county officials Joined with the business and professional men in the enjoyment o; the evening. G. C. Coles Lose House- Hold Goods in Fire Mr .and Mrs. George C. Cole of Cooper lost all their household goods last Saturday In a fire which destroyed their home while they were at Atlantic visiting Mr, Cole's sister. They knew nothing about th-? fire until they were notified by telephone. Mr. Cole recently sold his store in Cooper and is looking for a new location. He formerly owned the Kohlhaas & Spilles hardware in AlgOna and previously was a partner with A. K. Cliff in the Nelson hardware. The Coles visiU'd in Algona last week while Mr. Cola looked around in this vicinity for a new location for a Hare. Mrs. CUe is a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Dewt-1. M.C. BUSINESS MEN ENTERTAIN ALGONA MEN AT BANQUET Over 275 AJ<jonians Enjoy Spread at High School Gymnasium Algona To Have New Law Firm E. H. Parsons of the new law firm ol Pai-ions <fe Coyle which opened la^t wt-:k. moved here from Swea City la^t week. Mrs. Parsons is married and has four children, one boy and three girk. They are now living in the Cronan house on Phillips Street. Mr. Par- tons was formerly superintendent of the Swea City schools. He studied under Judge D. P. Coyle of Humboldt and was> admitted to the bar two years ago. Judge Coyle will divide his time b;- tv.een the office here and at Humboldt. Dr. Bossingham Visits in Algona Dr. O. N. Bosiingham with his wife and two SOILS stopped a few minutes in Algona yesterday to ca!l on a few old friends. They were on their way from Ames to their horiK- at Luke Benton, Minnesota. Dr. Bo&iiigham was born on ills father's farm on the Black Cat creek, north of Algona. Alter gradual ing froui medical school he first located at Ringsted, and perhaps twenty ycai'i ago Went to Lake Beiiton w:.ei'e he has established a line practice. He is one of our KuiiUl.il county buys' who have ruad-.- an 1\ mutable place for theuiat-lvos in the world. The Ma.son City manufacturers and obbcrs entertained their Kossuth cmm- y custonKrs nt a good-will banquet Ivcn In the Algona high school gyrmm- lum last Thursday evening. About 75 Kossuth business men were served y tho local Methodist ladies' aid. T. I. Chrlschillcs. president of tho Al- onn Community Club, acted as chief ;elcomer of the evening. Lester Milll- nn, secrrtnry of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce and Lee Loom- publisher of the O!olx>-Gazette, •er-L' principal speakers for the cven- ig. Entertainment was furnished by he Rusty Hinge qunrirt compared of lason City men and ft string trio which ,-as part of the orchestra which won .onors at die recent music contest. A novel feature of the Rusty Hinge uartct numbers was a. musical Instrument representing H cross between a lolin and n bass viol made from an oil an, a broomstick, a null and a piano wire, which really produced good mule when played by one of their talcnt- d group. Compliment* for Algoiut The Mason City Globe-Gazette gave he following account of the meeting vhich W? reprint below. But the business note was subdued n the picture from beginning to end. The Rusty Hinge quartet sought to bring cheer with their songs and pat- £t. the string quartet sought to eooth with 1U pleasing strains during the dinner and Lee P. Loomis, publisher of the Mason City Globe-Gazette, who was the speaker of the evening, sought to bring It with an array of good stories and an Inspiring message on the essefl- tlals of salesmanship. Incidentally, a good two hour rain added to the cheer, although Its patter on th* gym root made It a little difficult to hear, and at HMt two h*a.vy peala of thunder drowned out a couple of the speaker's best storKs. Welcomed Visitor* T. H. Chrlachllles, president of the Algona Community club welcomed th« Kossuth county and Mason City visitors, and Duane Dewel, secretary of the club, made all the advance arrangements. The committee In charge for the Mason City party were O. M. Stevens of tho Decker company, W. C. Odell of Crane company and C. H. Lennan of the Mason City Baking company. These men were introduced to the audience. The Ladies' Aid society of the First Methodist church of Algona served a fine meal, doing it promptly and In excellent style. The Mason Cityana regretted that many more Algona friends might not have been Invited, but there was such a heavy reservation from towns In the county that an overflow and lack of satisfactory accommodations were feared. It was Mason city's first attempt at this kind of u good will trip and thus a little difficult to plan. Comments from the guests at the conclusion of the program were reported as very kind. They Furnished Music Four young women of the Mason City high school orchestra who furnished imslc during the meal wire Misses Annabel Wilhite, Dorothy Evans and Betty Lou Crowe!!, violins, and Miss Ruth Ann O'N ell, cello. The visitors greatly admired Algeria's beautiful new high school, completed some three years ago. Incidently, the president of the Ladies' aid, which served th« dinner, was Mrs. J. P. Overmyer, wife of the school superintendent under whom the building was built. Mr. Overmyer, well known among Mason City school folks through interschool activities and those of the North, Central School Association, which meets every other year in Mason City, is now retiring uftw nearly thirty years at the h;ad of the Algona schools and spends most of his time looking after his own private business interests. Thursday night his private in- U-re.-t wi-ro helping Mrs. Overmyer and her staff of women serve the hungry visitors by acting as general utility man. Makes Home Run in Kat Ball Game A good sized crowd attended two of the most exciting Kat-ball games played on the local field this year Monday night, when the R. C. A. Victors nosed out the p.-roistent Hub Clothiers 7 to 6, and the clicking Upper Des Moines stopped the Shell team 7 to 4. In ihe R. C. A.-Hub game the victors led 4 to 0 until the sixth inning when the Hub itarted a batting rally that netted them three scores. Fcrrest Twogood, playing with the Algona Upper Des Moines, gave the spectators a real treat when he walloped the soft ball far into the right field for a uerfect home run. G. D. Brundage Tells of Kat Ball The regular Rotary club meeting was held at the Algona hotel Monday noon. G. D. Brundage. president of the Municipal Soft Ball League, spoke on tiw subject, of Kitteuball, Its Beginning in Algona and tiie Development of that Game Throughout the United States. He in.muiicd that Kat ball began as a slow game for meti but has become a wry fast game in which young meu as well as old participate.

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