The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 28, 1934 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 28, 1934
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HISTORICAL DEPT, OFFICIAL tJITY AND COUNTY PAPER Established 18(55 Awarded Highest Honors as "Iowa's Best Weekly Newspaper" By State University of Iowa, 1933 glgona Upper lies Jlome* WEATHER Too Hot! AUJONA. IOWA, THURSDAY. JUNK L'S. 1!):U Kitrht VOL. :\'2. --NO. l!< ALGONA RURAL MAIL CARRIER SHOOTS SELF State Liquor Store Will Open in Algona Monday A. M. _ SHERMAN TO BIG JULY FOURTH PROGRAM READY; YOU'RE INVITED Vaudeville, Baseball, Races Billed in Program of Many Thrills BAND TO TOUR COUNTY FRIDAY Midway and Evening Dance, Fireworks Program Other Things of Interest A Safe and Sane Fourth — and a day of pleasure— Is the offering of the Kossuth County Agricultural Association, In connection with the annum holiday program which it will offer next Wednesday at the Kossuth fair grounds In Algona. Many familes have come to look forward to an annual trip to the Fourth of July celebration here nr-d find that there Is no rooter, pleasant place to Algona To Get New $64,000 Postoffice Under Public Works Grant; To Be Modeled After Spencer Building the Fourth than at the fair grounds. Plenty to See From the tme that the Hurt and Bancroft Junior league baseball teams open the day's program In the morn- Ing, until the final strains of the last waltz have died away at the conclusion of the evening's dance, there will be something doing for those who want entertainment. The Means' iform «m Mr dew* mO toy next WedneMlar the 4th of July, the retail committee «f ih« AUoaa Community Crab stated tkbweek. A bqMter trip will be made Friday by a local band, urftng attendance at the celebration here. The band riding on a large truck, will tear the county. A similar trip was nude Wednesday afternoon. The afternoon program will include auto and harness races, a program of 10 vaudeville acts before the grandstand and two baseball games. Tltonka will play St. Joe and Algona will meet Bancroft. In the evening a vaudeville program will be offered, a concert by the Algona Military Band, and a fireworks display brought here direct from Chicago and containing many new features. Big Midway Shows Other Items of interest will be the dance which will be held In the Floral Hall, with a nine piece band playing, and a midway of unusual attractions, including corn ffarms, blanket racks,, athletic show, rMes and the usual variety of entertainment. The admission price for the afternoon will be 35 cents, and for th^ evening 25 cents, with children under 10 years of age admitted free. Those wishing to enter the stock car or model T Pord races, should ^tt in touch with Ed Bartlett or Joe Harlg and those who desire to get into the mule or pony race should see Bill Geering, Earl Vincent, fair secretary, ttated this week. —Cat Coartegy Spencer News-Herald An official statement from Postmaster General James A. Farley, released to press services Monday, declared that an appropriation of $64000 had been made in the public works funds for a new postoffice and site in Algona. The news was received here with acclaim. A new $64000 building will In no way be a detriment to the looks of the city. After some nosing around It was reported that two sites would probably have the inside track as a place for the new building with the southwest corner of call and Dodge street on which a horseshoe court la now constructed as the probable site. The other site talked of Is that back of the Kossut/h bank building, on south Thorlngton. It is recalled that a similar announcement relative to a new postoffice was made several years ago. At that time nothing came of it. But this announcement se*ms to have an official tinge. J. A. McDonald, Algona postmaster, declared that he knew nothing of the new project, and that so far as he was concerned, he was willing to let Mr. Farley handle the matter. The present postoffice is being rented for something in .the neighborhood of *200 a month, it is believed. Although this newspaper believes that the reckless spending of public funds for postoffice buildings, which has been going on for some time, is not in line with a thrifty governmental policy, it also feels that Algona might Just as well get the appropriation because if If we didn't. It would certainly go somewhere else. Money In public treasuries never gathers any dust. No news as to when a decision of a site would be made, or when work might be expected to start, could be uncovered. And In the mean time, we wait patiently. ^^ , Disorders; One Faces Arson Charge Hemp Plant Would Cost $20,000 Here To install a hemp plant in Kossuth county, which would make possible the raising of hemp In this vicinity, would requre an expenditure of about $20,000, it was declared by oificials of the Northwest. Hemp Corporation who have looked over this territory recently. A plant Is now being put into operation at Mankato. The co&t would cover the expense of a decordicating machine, which prepares the hemp for the mill or factory where it is made into fabric, for the expense of the seed, and care and instruction In remp raising by field men and the purchase of machines for harvesting the hemp. The Northwest Hemp organization itself is not considering installing a plant here, but the state of Iowa is open for patent rights on the decordicating machine, and local individuals have expressed great interest in the project. The btg drawback seems to be the $20,000. LuVerne Man's Leg Broken in Mishap Lu Verne: While working with some colts last Thursday, Albert Hefti received a broken leg when one of the colts pinned him between itself and a spreader and fell on him The small bone was broken just below the knee, and the larger bone about half way between the knee and ankle. G. C. McKee Speaker The Rotary club held its firs* meeting of the summer at toe Country Club Monday noon, and after a fine meal, G. S. McKee, office manager of the Kennedy Si Parlous Co.. rcUted a number of intersting details of his life, in keeping with, the custom of the club to have a sketch, of each member's life history. Blanchard of Lone Rock Stars in Ball Game Here Sunday Blanchard of Lone Kock, State Teachers College baseball player, exhibited his stuff on the fair grounds diamond, Sunday an dhad B. great deal to do with the 3 to 2 victory that the Algona Greys turned in against Mason City. Blanchard was nicked for six hits, and walked six. but he also struck out 11. Algona collected eight hits during the afternoon, two of them triples, each by J. Kelly and D. Blanchard and a home run by G. Blanchard, the pitcher, in the seventh. Others in the Algona lineup were Pish at. third, Butler behind the plate Wander in center field, Twogood at first, Shackleford In right field and O, Kelly at second base. Number Jailed on Charges of Drunkennes in Week End Frays Store* Will Open, Close Here Earlier In order to give the people a chance to shop earlier in the morning when it is cooler, the Algona merchants haw decided to open one half hour earlier in the morning and close one half hour earlier In the evening. Most of the stores will open at 8 o'clock and a few at 7:30 as a result. Those stores whose managers have been seen and have agreed to this plan are as follows: Goeders Company, Chrlsehllles & Herbst, Hawcott & Ogg, crammings and Grahams. Standings Change in K-Ball League Two changes in the standings of the city kitenball league occurred in the past week. The Skelly Oil ten slid into second place, a half game ahead ot Phillips, whom they displaced, and Shell Oil slipped a half game ahead of the Upper Des Moines. The RCA and Hub held their respective positions of first and last, although the Hub has be*n showing up much belter of late. The standings W L RCA-Victor 11 3 Bkelly 9 5 Phillips 8 5 iSheli 5 9 A. U. D. M 4 9 Hub Clothing 4 10 Games this week this evening (Thursday) bring together the Hub and Phillips team in the first game, and CDM and RCA in the second. Friday night PhiUiips and Shell meet in the first game, and Hub and UDM in tb/e second. Tardiness Costs Girl $100 Prize Juarata Potter of Algona would have received the $100 given away at the Call Theatre Bank Night last Tuesday evening, but failed to get to the front sf the Theatre in cjie requrwl time. The drawing for next, week will be lor $ias. Mary Tbilges of Algona held the duplicate number of that drawn from the jar Saturday night at the theatre and received the $15.00. The same amount of money will be given this coming Saturday night. The boys went on a party down at LuV«rne, last Saturday, and before they wound up the festivities they had set fire twice to the village Jail. But every party has its headache, and the morning after for a number of them was an assorted collection of charges against five in all brought in various courts, one in LuVerne, and two in Algona. After the completion of a graveling Job last Saturday, near LuVerne, several of the workers came to town, and as the story goes, partook of some of the new beer, adjudged in the beginning to be non-intoxicating However it seemed to take hold pretty well down at LuVerne in thts instance, and before the afternoon was over, Cecil Stoddard, 31, Merle Scribner, 19, and Milo Patterson were in the village jail, placed there by Marshal John Farrell. Smoke Rolls Out About 7:30 p, m. Saturday smoke was noticed coming from the Jail. An investigation revealed that the Interior furnishings, such as mattresses, and blankets, were on flre. Chemicals extinguished the flames. All was well until about 9:00 p. m. when more smoke was noticed coming from the jail, and again the fire was extinguished. After the second incident Marshal Farrell called Sheriff Dahlhauser and Stoddard and Scribner were brought here to face charges. In the meantime, Patterson was hailed before Mayor George Tiede of LuVerne and fined $10 and costs on a charge of drunken- ss. Stoddard faced the most serious] charge of all, that of arson to a miscellaneous building. Before Justice P. A. Danson, Monday, he waived a preliminary hearing and was bound ov:v to the September term of district court. where the grand jury will tak_- the matter under further advisement. Bond was fixed at $2.000 and was not furnished. Two More Sunday Scribner was fined $5 and costs by H. B. White justice, in court Monday, on a charge of drunkenness. He intended to raise the money and was given a few days to do so. On Sunday, two other LuVerne men wtre arrested, James Thome anu •Bing" Ristau, on a charge of disturbing the peace, which developed into a charge of drunkenness in Th A :-nes case before Justice Danson and a fine of $25 and costs with, $20 of th*- fine being suspended pending good behav- or. Bistau was to be tried before Mayor Tiede of LuVerne. Neitzel Boy, 11, Found in Johnson Grocery at Night When passersby saw a small boy en- tor the side door of the C. S. Johnson store on east State street about 8:30 Monday evening, they called police, and Officer Van Alstlne found Richard Neitzel hiding In the store. He had evidently gained entrance by punching out a hole in the side door screen. The other door was not locked, police say. At first Van Alstlne could not find the youngster, but he was finally discovered hiding under a counter. ' After being questioned by County Attorney M. C. McMahon, he was released, but furthei developments will occur! McMahon stated. MANAGE KOSSUTH NEW DISPENSARY Sale of Permits May Begin Last of This Week; Now on Way Named Manager of Liquor Store TRUCKS TO BRINGr STOCK TO ALGrONA Palmer, Bestenlehner, Barton Are Other Employees Appointed Locally The state-owned liquor store In Algona, on North Dodge street, will be open for business next Monday morn- Ing at 11 a. m.. with Tom Sherman as manager. Mr. Sherman's appointment was made last week, and officially announced Tuesday. Other employees at the local store will be Bertc L. Palmer, permit clerk and cashier; Joseph Bestenlehner. order clerk, and Grover C. Barton, watchman. To Take Training Opening of the Algoruv store, and seven others in the state, will bring the state total to 17 stores In operation, leaving 10 to be open-sd Inter. Manager Sherman will report to a store already in operation for a brief training period before beginning his duties here. All trucks available to the trucking company holding the delivery contract Wlii W |am«Btt Into «*r»lfl» to.,«tosk. the new stores, in anticipation of heavy business Just be/ore the Fourth of July, and day and night service will rush the shipments of whiskey, gin and wine to the local store and others to be newly opened. Meets With Approval Individual liquor permits will also be shipped Immediately and may be placed on sale here today or tomorrow, the state liquor commission has announced. FRED WARD BODY FOUND BY BERRY PICKERS TUESDAY Thomag Sherman The announcement of the personnel to be in charge of the local store has met with general approval here, and citizens have expressed themselves as confident that the local men in charge are of a calibre which will make for temperate 'handling of the products here. ANNUAL SCHOOL REPORT'IS MADE BYJK B. LAING School Activities Self-Supporting; Athletics Are Not Bupt. O. B. Lalng has Just complet- "M~tHe' school ceTUtft ""enurtlerutlon or this district which is made every other year and number of boys between the ages of five and twerity-ona is estimated at 589 with girls between the same nges numbering 519. The totnl amount of tuition due the Algona district this year for ths grnd.cs and high school is $8,592.50. Those townships paying th e biggest sum are Isted: Irvlngton township—$1871.50; Union township—$18530.00; Plum Creek ownshlp—$1233.00. One hundred and nineteen tuition pnynig pupils attended school here the past year. Tlve grand total of enrollment in the nibllc school the past year was 401 boys and 460 girls. A daily average attendance of 847.3 was made. An investigation was also being made ho fP |taI tner J; a fe . w da . vs before for of the mysterious disappearancl of a """ " tim " V "" fra1 * fnltm u '" r " 1 ""' 1 mon«y changer with an unknown sum in it from the Deldutch Service Station, Monday, and the lass of $5 from the till of the Deep Rock station, on the same day. The money changer was laur found near the Swift &, Co. plant empty. Mrs. George Kuhn Dies at Iowa City Mrs. George Kuhn of Algona died on ,... Wednesday. June 20th, at Iowa Clty.lLaing states, however, the balance of after undergoing an operation in the!today would ihow that school activities Old Time Mailman on Route Two Was Despondent Over Health HAD BEEN MISSING SINCE MONDAY A. M. Wife and Six Children Survive; Death Came as a Severe Shock Four Sexton ifolks, picking berrk'K nlong the DCS Molnes River on Tuesday morning, found the body of Fred Wnrd, 49, Algona rural mall carrier, mls-slng for 24 hours, dead as a r:sult of suicide. Ward hnd been In poor health for some time, fellow employees at tho local postofTlc* stated, and recent mnstold trouble hnd made life a hardship for him. He left home as usual Monday morning, but did not appear at the postoffice and although a search by friends began, the finding of his body and knowledge of his death by suicide came as distinct shock. He had carried mail on Algona route two for many years, and had a wide acquaintance. Lying Near Road The body was found by Mrs. V.'. C. Taylor, Mrs. W. Z. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Grc-snfield, all of Sexton. Ward was lying about 25 yards down a side road from the bridge over the river, on the east bank. His car waa parked on a country lane which starts west from the Plum Creek elevator, lust oft the east end of the bridge. FMwnAry—noticeer It, but nobody thought to make a search fox Ward. During the day, Monday, a number of folks fished from the bridge, unaware that the body of the mail carrier was lying but a few yards from them. When Sheriff Carl Dahlhauaer and Dr. R. A. Evans, coroner, were notified, they went immediately to the foot. Ward was lying on his back, his right hand holding a small 4-10 guage shotgun. He had evidently laid down, pulled the gun close to his body so that the muzzle was directly beneath his right jaw and pulled the rigger. The gun was a single shot weapon. Raior Waa Attain* Surviving are Mrs. Ward and six children, all living at the Ward home The total receipts of the school actl- I at 414 North Dodge street. Mrs. Ward Ity fund for the past year were $6063.58 and expenditures amounted to $5378.14 which leaves a balance" of $685.45 over fi balance of $707.27 of last year. School ctlvities include music, athletics, rack, declamatory, plays, etc. Mr. Bancroft Juniors Win The Bancroft junior baseball team came through to defeat the Burt junior nine, last Friday. The two teams plan on playing four more games during the season. Titonka Roof Fire Titonka: A roof fire at the Dr. Torgerson residence was discovered last Thursday, and extinguished by John Gartner before the arrival of the lire department. Some slight damage was done. Quarton To Go To Newfoundland Post Harold Quarton. son of Mr. ana Mrs. W. B. Quarton, has been transferred from Ecuador to Newfoundland. as counsel general, a dispiitcij levin Washington recently announced. Mr. Quarton is here on a visit. Perhaps alter the warm temperature in both Ecuador and Iowa. Mr. Quortun will look forward to Newfoundland. Final Signup Soon The final corn-hog sign-up for Kossuth farmers who entered the corn- hag agreement will get under way the latier part of next week. Preliminary w-ork is now being finished. gall stones. Funeral services were held for her Saturday at the Methodfti church at 2:30 with Rev. A. S. Hues er in charge. Interment was made in Riverview cemetery. Mrs. Kuhn was born at Armado, Michigan, July 20, 1B68, and died at th? age of (i5 years and 11 months. Slit came to Algonu in the year 1BU1 and was married to George Kuhn the following year. Two children were born to this union, Mrs. Stella Boland of St. Paul and Percy at home. These together with her husband survive the deceased. Mrs. Kuhn has been in poor health for the past six years and two weeks ago she was taken to the hospital at Iowa City where she underwent un operation. , She was for years a member of the Methodist church and was a good, kind woman who was always looking out for the comfort of other people. H.r many friends will keenly feel her loss. Cattle T. B. Tests Start July 1st In This County county cattle, between 60,000 and 65.IMH) in number, Hill be given tuberculin tests. storting July first, by county veteruuuiiuis, upon order* from the state department of agriculture, it was announced this week. Between 10 and 12 veterinarians will do the work. Kubsuth county became accredited in 1925. for the orst time, and re- acvredtted in 1828 and 1931. The financing of the tuberculin U*i* are made jointly by the federal and state govenuueuifc, and the county. In cases where cattle are condemned, it wa* explained, the owners will be reimbursed fur two third* ot the apptrafeed value after s<ilvagv, with the federal and state covenuueui mating the payment. Since becoming accredited, puck- ing house statistic!, show that tuberculosis in hog* trout Kossutb has been de\:iea^<:d between 7 and. 8 per cent. 2 Business Changes Made at Titonka Titonka: Two new business change.^ in Titonka have been announced during the past week. J. C. Newville became the owner of th." Bartholomew building, taking it over from the Budlong Bros, with pos- are solf-supportmg, athletics, alone, are decidedly not so. Stoker a Saving A large and important saving made curing the pas;, year WB.S the automatic stoker utr.d at the Bryant school building. The original cost of this stoker amounted to $1200 but a saving on by virtue of this amounted to $400 over ihe average expenditure lor the two preceding yiais. The saving involved In diving the Third Ward .school would more than pay tor the stoker also, disregarding uny saving on the coal. said that her husband took nothing with with him when he left home Monday morning, except his razor. When he failed to appear for work, Leo Llchter, his substitute carrier, went out on th-? route. Funeral servces will be held today (Thursday), at the Algona Eplscop-il church at 2:30 p. in. Bancroft Lions Eat Estherville, 5 to 3 The Bancroft Lions made it two out of thre,? over the Estherville Eagles on Sunday, 5 to 3. Bunching of its hits was the cause of Bancroft's victory, and the boys played heads up ball all the way. Bancroft scored three runs in the first to get away to a good start, when W. Menke, D. Lichter. and L. Mi nke scored. P. Lichliter, Bancroft hurler, played a whale of a game, cracking out four hits in as many trips to the plate, and also holding Estherville in check, with John Haggard Breaks Leg on Honeymoon John Haggard is having more than tils share of bad luck. First, he was, poled out two hits, while W. Menke and married June 4th, not That his rnarri- | D. Lichliter contributed one apiece. A. age was bad luck, but the fact that he i Menke. L. Menke, Cage and' Becker help from his mates. Each team garnered t^n safe bingles. R Mtnke and Richard Menke each to be given on July first. Mrs. Newviilf will have the postoHicti in the front part and use the rear as a home. .L. B. Laroun, manager ut the Titonka Produce station, purchased the Prank Hagen building from tile W. F. Callies estate this week and is remodeling. He will move into it soon. County Political Conclaves Saturday Republican and democratic county conventions will be held n-.-xl Samrday niuming. The republicans will meet in the city hall at 11 a. m. and the democrats will uitet in the court house ] at the same time. had hardly g<.t .started up on his honeymoon b fore he was laid UH with a broken ankle bone may .surely be called the wor-r. of luck. John wa.s fishing at Spirit Lake lait Thursday and stepped on a stone on the beach, turning his ankle and cracking the large . He and Ins wife have been living at Spencer since their marriage. Dut John was brought to the home ot hi.s parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Haggard in Algona. where he will be compelled Hi lay with his ankle in a cast for some wtx-ks. with his charming wife for his nurse. The l£u>t might bt called good luck, however. were other men in the Bancroft lineup. Dickinsons Home United Slatis Senator uuu Mii. L J. Dickinson returned to Aluoiiu thi.-., week irom Waihiiigtim, L>. C.. following UK- wind up of the liu.t cuntfrca- uonaJ session, where Senator Dickinson wai, m tlic vaiiguorU ul leatieis Community Club Men Transport 4-H Girls The Algona Community Club has for the past three or four years been transporting 4-H club girls to the state 4-H convention at Ames. This year about 25 gu-Ls are attending. Members of the Community club who made trip Monday were T. H club prtvadent; D. E. Dewel. secretary; O. R LaBarrt, T. T. Herbst and Prank Kchlhaa-s Another group will drive to Arnc.s Thursday and bring the home. Buys Burt Restaurant Mayme Sheridan is New Postmistress Picked at Bancroft Roy Hutton, Bancroft postmaster for u. number of years, was superseded in otiice la^l week by Mayme A. Sheridan, following an announcement from Washington. She will be the anting postmistress. Shortly Ixlore the advent of ihe new administration, Mr. Hutton received his commission from President Hoover as itmaitt'r at Bancroft lor lour more years, and had ierv.'d almost two .wars of that tune. 68 School Pupils Get Physical Exams Sixty-eight pupils at or near the beginning school age have been checked over for physical defects the past month in the mid-summer round-up winch is being sponsored by the P. T. A und is in the charge of MiiS An| luineiU; Bonnstetter. Children who would enter the first grade of school must now be five years old before the Uitccath day of June. Condition Still Grave Bun: Thr restaurant known as the Bernhuui Cuie. which ha., be>.-n operated lor the past few month.-., by Mr and MJV M C, B«-rnham. ha* changed Burt: M. J Ryeraou, who was iaiur- nands-. iii.u V K Martinson is the n t -,v| jiuW m u tail from a staging at the proprietor Mr Murlui.-,ou toUie-s from j hou,<.' ul his son, Frank is still in a Joreot City Tii-.- Bernliumi yluii l-i it-rioua condition, and he reu move back lu Waterloo. I ^LL the some. emains

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