The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 26, 1934 · Page 1
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HISTORICAL Awarded Highest Honors as ""Iowa's Best Weekly Newspaper By State University of Iowa, 1933 omciAi, CITIf AND OOUNTT PAPER gUgona Upper Jfflome* WEATHER Mostly unsetttol probably showrf* or thunder shown* with warmer Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 26, 1934 Eight Pages VOL. 32.—NO. 30 SEEKING SITE FOR NEW POSTOFFICE 2,000 County Corn-Hog Contracts Await Wallace s O.K. Over Two-Thirds of Total In Kossuth €ounty to Receive Checks COST $5 CONTRACT UP TO JULY 1ST Corn Production Cut Over Two Million Bushels; Netting $619,000 The Kossuth County Corn-Hog Control Association has completed their sign up of the second signature corn- hog reduction contracts. Altogether there were a total of 3169 contracts bandied. 3101 regular pay and 68 early pay contracts. The early pay contracts were cleared and first payments made more than a month ago. 1945 of the regular pay contracts -were dispatched to Washington and should have been received at the Washington office Monday morning. The remainder either have been sent in since or will be scut in in the very near future. The Allotment Committee of Kossuth county is composed of the following men: A. E. Clayton, chairman, Cvesco township; J. H. Warner, Harrison township; John Praser, Riverdale township; W. J. Frlnunl, Wesley township; G«o. J. Wlnkel, ix>tts Creek township and D. O. Frlets, vice president. Ledyard township and alternate lor allotirjent committee members. The Allotment Commutes in cooperation with the township committeemen and the central office at Algona have assisted fanners in preparation of contracts to meet the approval of the Corn-Hog Section at Washington. The farmers cooperating in this program planted an average of 237,067 acres of corn in 1933-33. "Fanners lHiy> CMSuoMt ^ttocif ^i%W n iffodmtfloii': $Q Kowuth county" by 53,292 1* acres, 'by el Adjustment Administration, said Mr. renting this acreage to the Agrlcultur- Clayton. Using the 10 year average yield, •corn produdtlon of Kcesuth county will be reduced by 2,064,957 bushels lor which farmers will receive 30 cents per bushel or a total of $619.217.17. This will be divided between owner, operators, t:nants and landlords according to the terms as set forth in tho contract. Mr. Wlnkel stated. "In reality the 10 year average yield of corn in Kossuth county Is lower than the yield produced the last two years," J. H. Warner said reports show. It Is apparent that the total reduction of corn In Kossuth by removing the area equal to 2% townships will b? in excess of 2'n million bushels In this county. The contract data shows that there was an average of 44.523 Utters re- quir-d to produce an average of 217,295 hogs sold by producers for slaughter in 1932-1933, said John Praser. Cooperating producers will receive (829,851.10 in cash benefit payments in Kossuth county, which represents $5.00 per head on 75 per cent of the average number of hogs sold for ilaughte- !.; I'i32-l!>33 bv farmers In this county, said W. Ji Primml. The coat of the program In this county up to July 1, 1B34, was $4.99 per contract. Coniervatlve authorities issued information earlier In the year tnut it was conservatively estimated that the cost to July 1, 1934. would be $603 per contract. This is a nice record for Kossuth county and shows the work has been handled in an efficient manner. The cost of the program will be paid in proportion to the cash benefits received by the cooperating farmers. Up to date the cost is just a little in excess of Hi P*r cent. This program has clearly shown thut farmer*, can cooperate and should give encouragement to farmers to try and obtain benefits through cooperative efforts, said G. A. Bonnstetter, secretary to the association. We hope that farmers will start thinking about a future program. There Is no rea- scn why Kos&uth county cannot contribute basic information to a future program. We now have on file at the Corn-Hog office at Algona, accurate information which can be used to the farmers advantage if they choose to further cooperate and put in a form that our people who are planning for the fanner can use. Kossuth county had the last schoo' of instruction scheduled in Iowa. Ii lias again demonstrated its ability having its contracts accepted as the 62nd county in Iowa. It has twice the area of many counties which have not been approved to date. Leslie M. Carl, agricultural statistician stated "That Kossuth county has been' the only county thus far to sent a transmittal steel to the State Board of Revew that was without errors." Former Depot Agent at Lu Verne Take* Life on Saturday LuVerne: L. L. Rumer. 40 vears o age who wus Northwest*.-™ depot ag till in I uVcrtk- lor several Yiiirs. end- id hi.- liie by haiwlitK ui the basement of his home in Eutsli- Grove Saturdav eu-mn>; Hi.- K;ui= to mourn Ins wi- uow U)RI tv. ' (.iauKhl.rs. Funeral SIT- VL<--. hi'iv : - L '' l - t Monday muniinii ai li'ii'eU'CK >>•'•' intcriiu-nt made in th 4 Miles Paving Approved for 169 South from City Word that four miles ef paving, representing an expenditure of $80,000, woifld be begun soon from the fair ground* sooth on highway 169 was received here Monday morning in a telegram to Lake Idnnan from DCS Motnes. Complete details have not been officially released, but the work Is to start In the near future. Putting In this four miles of paving will aid in bringing folks from the sooth end of the county to Algona and win make the aim of a completely paved north and sooth highway through the county a step nearer reality. 2 SERVICE CLUBS PLAY IN CHARITY KnTENBALL GAME Kiwanis and Rotary Meet at 8 P. M. Tonight Under Lights YOUTH DIES IN FATAL ACCIDENT AT BAD CORNER Harley Fitch, 21, Succumbs From Fracture of Skull Saturday ONLY MILE FROM HOME NEAR BURT . 1. "Verm- lenience 01 his U!.l dur- neie death. The Income from the game may go for charity, but the boys on both sides with be out for blood. We're speaking of the Klwansl-Rotary klttenball irame slated for this evening at the atliletic field, starting about 8 o'clock. A preliminary game between two girls' aggregations will also take place. The last meeting between the two service clubs' athletic representatives was on the basketball court, at which time the Kiwanis came out ahead. On the dUunond ttoer wtll-T«ljr on tn* pitching of W. D. Andrews, and Oie able assstance of fellows like Doc Cretzineyer and Joe Bloom The Rotary lineup will Include Ralph Miller. Glen Buchanan, Fred Kent and a few more long, lean, lanky guys, according to Bill McDonald. The proctedf of th? game will be turned over to Miss Bonnstetter for relief purposes. A general admission charge of 15 cents will be made for adults, ten rent? for high schoo] pupils, and children in the grades free. United States Senator L. J. Dick'nson will pitch the first ball. MAYMiNEW GOLD OR COAL Titonka Topic: Homer Harris, of Al- bla, was here last week buying up mineral rights on lands between the Des Molnes river and Highway 169 from Irvington to Algona. Geologists have recently b'.en making a survey of this region and gave out no information. It Is guessed at by most people that they will dig either for coal or gold. It Ls known gold exists In the Irvington gravel pit amounting to 60 cents per ton, too small to pay. Everyone is •sxcited about it as it would be a fine thing if they found either gold or coal in paying quantities. If coal, it would help solve the problem of high price of coal in this part of the state. Kiwanis Club Sees Bernard Wallace's Movies of Hawaii Mr. and Mrs. Wallace and their son David, left Wednesday for Chicago to attend the World's Fair after visiting at the Dr. Wallace home since last Tuesday. Mr. Wallace ti a mas- t;r sergeant and flying instructor in the ar corps at Randolph Field at San Antonio. "The field if, the largest in the country and is known as the West Point of the Air. Mr. Wallace is a veteran in the flying game and took his training at Kelley Field in San Antonio at the time Lindbergh was taking his training there, although Llndy was two classes ahead of him. Since then he has devoted his time to aviation, being located at various times at, Kelley Field, Panama, and Hawaii as well as Randolph. He returned to Randoinh Field about three months ago after spending two and one half years in Hawaii. The PapeTWith The Big Circulation That the Algona Upper Des Moines has a wide circulation was evidenced last week when Archie Hutchison received a letter of commendation from ihe president of one of the big insurance comparues located w Hartford, Connecticut. The insurance executive said that he had read Mr. Hutchison's protest to President Roosevelt on the Frazier ftuin mortgage moraloriuitt bill in the Upper Dts Moinei aJid that he agrttd with Archie in the matter. Missed §100 Prize Lynn Hoke of Belmond would ha\ been the Itripiellt of $100 Bank Night Tuesday at the Cull Theatre had h been present. Next \vt-.k the drawing will be lor $125 und should th-. erson whubc- nujiibe.- L, drawn be not irt lit. numbers will be drawn utiti: omtone pr-.^L-liL receive... $25. Car Had Been Given Him Two Days Before for Birthday At a blind corner where two graveled roads cross, about four miles east of Burt, last Saturday morning. Harley Fitch, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Fitch, was fatally Injured in a collision between the new automobile which he was drving and a gravel truck driven by Ernest Sheets of Britt, Iowa. The youth died from a fractured skull before an ambulbncs arrived. Sheets was unhurt. Other Accidents There There have been several other accidents on the same corner, residents of the community state. Clear vision is obscured by a grove of trees at the intersection. Adding a particularly tragic touch to the accident, was the fact thai the young man had observed his 21st birthday on Wednesday and Thursday his folks gave him the Par for a birthday present. He was less than a aUle Dram home when tha mishap occurred on the fatal Saturday. Funeral services were held at Burt Tuesday afternoon. In addition to his parents, Harley Is survived by a brother. Among the friends and relatives who were at the services were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Fitch and daughters, Mrs Forbes Stiltz and Mrs. Robert Skill ing of Irvington. Harley was a nephew of the Fitch«s. Comes from Illinois For five years the young man who met death had resided with his grandmother at Sterling, Illinois, and the pastor of the church which he was united with while making his home there conducted the funeral services Local officers state that a number of minor accidents were reported over the week end, out none of them provec serious with this one exception. Coroner R. A. Evans was not called on the case, as no official investigation of ;he mishap occurred. Kleinpeter to Head Annual "Wesley Day" Wesley: Wesley citizens and friends are planning to lay aside their every day work Tuesday, August 2blh, and celebrate, "Wesley Day" ai<aln this year. The celebration is bejng sponsored by the American Legion and bu&iiK&s kiten of the town. A. L. ICleuipeter has been named chairman in charge of tne celebration with Tom McMahon secretary and treasurer. The music committee includes Mr. Kkin- peter, Tom Forburger and AI Rosen- nieyer; baseball, J. L. Studer, Dr. Bonnstetter and Ed Monson; free attractions and street sports, Joe Ma- ttrn. H J Braley. and J. T. Meurer; concessions. L. L; Lease, John Hutchison and Dr. L. F. Pfeffer; finance, A. M. Lease, J. P. Studer and F. A. Bonnstetter; and advertisins W. W. Hturdivant and L. L. Lease. Their plans are just in their infancy as yet. but a full days' program is planned lor with ulentv of thin«s in ihe line of amusement for both young and old. Twice in Week is Enough, Whittemore Man Has Decided Whittemore: Alfred Semon of this community says three times and out, and he's going to try and prevent the third time from materializing. It all happened ths way. On Tuesday of last week he went to a Standard Oil meeting at Bayslde Park at Clear Lake. A Fenton citizen accompani-ed him. When the meeting- was over, they took a short cut to the pavement and being unfamiliar with the road failed to make a sharp turn, with the result that the body of the car was jadly damaged, but the men were unhurt. Thursday, Alfred accompanied Frank Elbert, to Fort Dodge and on the way )ack bugs on the windshield made the driving slow. A bug got Inside of Mr. Elbert's shirt, causing him to lose control of the car, and the machine upset throwing both occupants out. Mr. Semon was badly scratched and bruised, and Mr. Elbert was unconscious for a time as well as bruised. Alfred doesn't know whether to take another automobile ride or not. BANCROFT GRAVEL PIT IS HATCHERY FOR BLACK BASS HENRY C.KLAMP RITES WEDNESDAY Five Children Survive Be loved and Respected Pioneer West Bend Man Gets Year Sentence West Bend: Henry Monarch of West Bend was sentenced on Monday bv Judge Davidson to one year in the county jail. He pleaded guilty ol breaking and entering the Jensen & Bollsead store here two weeks ago. Nine months of his sentence was suspended. Whtn he Is unemployed he way serve his sentence. If a job is available, Mr. Monarch may serve his sentence ol 3 months with the time limit set at December 1. any time he is not otherwise employed. Irvington School Bd. to Build Addition Irvington: Last Mor.day evening the Irvington township school board met in special session to determine what procedure to follow i:i making arrangements to care lor the large number of pupdls enrolled in Irvinptoii school number 9. Thi! pr-scnt .school room is very inadequate according it; the number of pupils in the d:;Uicl One of Kossuth county's most well known and llk€d characters was los when Hinry C. Klamp, died last Sur,day evening at the home of his daughter. Mrs. C. L. Ingersol. Mr Klamp has made his home with his daughter since the death of his wife in Out month of June, 1933. Mra Ingersoll took care of Mm in his ias illness which covered a period of six' tten weeks. Death was the result o intestinal complication. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist churcl with Rev. V. Schuldt, son-in-law of Rev. C. V. Hulse, oflicating. Interment was made In the Blvervlew cemetery. Henry C. K'amp was boi-T August 22 1851, in Racine, Wifcor.-iin, to Wm and Fr Uuiku Klamp. At th-r age ot /our, Mr Kluop and Jits parents moved to lowi and tedded in Ciayur county. Eight years later they movec to Delaware county and in th? year 1896 they again moved, this time to Kossuth county. They lived on a farm seven miles north of Algona. Mr. Klamp was married in 1P78 to Wilhelmina Meyer of Giard, Iowa, and farmed on the Klamp farm until five years ago when he and Mrs. Klamf moved to Algona. Six children all of whom survive except a son, Leonard, who died fourteen years ago, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Klamp. Surviving chidlren are: Mrs. C. L. Ingersoll. Algona, Alfred of Woodburn, Oregon, Charks and Walter of Algona, Clara (Mrs. A. B. Fluhrer) of Charles. City. As his sons grew up and were old enough to undertake the duties of the farm, Mr. Klamp became a local Methodist minister and traveled about ihe country. Mr. Klamp is also survived by a brother William of Greeley Iowa. Three sisters preceeded him in death. Six grandchildren and four great grand- childtvn are among those who mourn his death. Out ot town relatives who were present at the funeral services were: Mr. and Mrs. Wtn. Meyer of CastiUio, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. John Wiehe, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kuhse and daughter, Lillian Mrs. Charles Meyer, Mr and Mrs. Win. Baltz, Mrs. Charles Meyer, Mrs. Carl Sohraeder, Victor Meyer, Mrs Glen Meyer, Mrs. Henry Meyer, all of Postville, Iowa; Mrs. Wm. Mt-yer, T. Hartwick, Irvin Meyer, all of McGregor, Iowa. Many others were expected whos? names we were unable to get as we went to press. Expect 50,000 Hatch Small Mouth Black Bass This Year SMITH'S IDEA IS ADOPTED BY STATE Fish and Game Commission Places Fingerlings in Lakes and Streams Late Misbach Has New Name; Meet H. R. H. The Doctor They have a new name for ton Misbarh, young Algona man and member of the city council- He Is now "The Owtor." At a rei-ent IT publican state convention, Misbach and Gaylord Shnmway, two Kossnth delegates, were talking to a number of other delegates. Shnmway kept referring to Misbach as "The Doctor." An Interested listener called Shorn aside and asked him what The Doctor's name was, and Shorn Informed him that the distinguished Doctor Mlrbarh wan one of the most famous young physician* In north low.i, whereupon the stranger came over and began asking medical advice. Whether or not Misbach asked for a fee was not divulged. Liquor Store Here Paying Own Way Announcement that the Algona state owned liquor store had been paying its own way since its recent op.ning, was received here this week Irom, Des Mones. Only a few stores in the state did not show a similar situation. An estimated net of profit of $21,695 for the first month of operation was also cited. The big gravel pit four or five miles southeast of Bancroft, near Union Slough, Is providing streams and lakes in the north part of Iowa wth thousands of small mouth black bass, a fact which is probably known but to few persons in this locality. In the spring of 1933, through the cooperation of the County Board of Supervisors and County Engineer H. M. Smith the Iowa Fish and Game Commission kveled up the bottom of this six anc one half acre gravel pit and Stocked it with fifteen pairs of small mouth black bass after making a number o: vcgetcble plantings. The small mouth black bass is considered by sports- ment to be the gamest fresh wate fish known, as well as being one o the choicest for the table- Hatched 12,568 As a result of the 1933 stocking o the gravel pit, the Fish and Oam Commission last fall removed 14,968 small mouth bass flngerllngs from three to six and one half Inches long. The pit was pumped out to a very low stage and on final cteanout, nncl County Engineer Smith used several small charges of dynamite to destroy any noxious fish that, might be in the water. 20 Pairs of Bass Placed In the spring of 1834 the Pish and Game Commission stocked the pit with 2(1 adult pairs of the fish, and as the result, of cnreful observation mnde two weeks ago. have reason to estimate this years batch at betwe.n 40,000 and 50,000 fliigerllngs. On Thursday, July 19. the Commission had 3300 hngerllngs removed from the pit and planted in three equal plantings. One plant ing was made in the rocky riffles and pools of the w-rst branch of the Dos Mollies river east of Rutland. Another wn.s made in the reeky part.', of the west branch of the river n.ar the forks .south cf Humboldt. and the third planting was made at Spirit Lake. Fingerlings Shown Here The following Monday, on July 23, about 2500 flniicrltng.s from th- pit were taken to Clear lake. The truck driver stopped in Algona Monday evening to iee the fish a.s they were in transit to Clear Lake and a iiiinib r ol Algona sportsmen had the opportunity of hex-ing them. ONE OF OLDEST COUNTY SETTLERS BURIED; WAS 94 Mother of Floyd Newville of Algona Came to Kossuth In 1869 30th Indian Day At Titonka Slated For August 15th That hot bunch of Titonka boosters are at it again. They are again planning their annual Indian Day for August 15th. This will be the thirtivth vi-ur 'that they have held the celebration and they are planning to make it more enjoyable than ever. At the organization meeting, Win. Boyken was elected chairman, and the following committees were named: Officers: Dr. H. I. Torgersen, president and C. P. Callies, secretary-treas- ur.r. Concession committee, Herbert Schweppe, Nate Walsh and Howard French: advertising. J. E. Wilson and Lee O. Wolfe; baseball, Steve De Vries, W. H. Stott, J. E. Bleich and Wm. Bait; booster, Dr. Pierre Sartor, Elmer Mayfhld, Harley Larsen and John lsenbrand<; rest room, Ed Callies. John Falk and Harry Beed; entertainment, Win. Boyken. Dr. Hamstreet and Homer Downs; street srjorts, L. B. Lar&en, Martin Bleich and Harold Johnson; rain insurance, Howard Fr-.nch and Frank Fisher. Nudist Trend Invadinq Kossuth Swimminq Holes Funeral etrvlces for Mtary Jane Newville. 94 years of age. one of Kossuth county's oldest residents, were held at the M. E. church at Buffalo Center, on Wednesday, July IB. Rev Fr:mont Fnul officiated. Death occurred July 18 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lov-enla Jenn Ings. Mrs. Newville had only bee bedfast one day. She was born April 26, 1840. in New York state, and in 1869 settled on farm in Crosro township, four mile south of Algona, where she llv-?d fo 20 year. 1 :. Her marriage to J. W Newville occurred July 2 1801, a Whitcsvllle, New York. Surviving the pioneer lady nrc thi following children, Mrs. Lovinin Jenn- ngs of Titonkn, Fred H. Newville o Fort Dodge, Mrs. C. E. Grove of Wes nend. Charles of Titonka and Floyr of Algona. as well as 20 grandchild ren and 52 trrent Krandrhildren and n host of friends and neighbors. FOUR COURT CASES HERE DURING WEEK OFFERS RANGE IN PRICE; $3,000 LOW AND $11,000 HIGH Department Sending Man Here August 3rd to Study Offers The Cora D. Miller Beauty Shop Opens Mrs. Cora Miller M^i.'.ui i..: i M :.i-n a beauty ilioy la tin: n.n.in. ">•: ::••' .Algonquin Candy Kttth-.-i. '1:.' '•'•••'?• -hop wiU be calk-d thi- C'..>r,i 1-' I^'^li.' bf.lUty Uiup. ll li.;IJ.<. l.i.ll . V. Ij'.-h Mr.;. Mantur c-nuurhil .1 o. ....'. .. : . \i under the Algulla HL:L! . • .. . Vi '. ...i. Mother, may I go in to swim? Remember that famous little ditty? Well, evidently a number other lolks in the county also remember it, for reporu of reyul.n- can. oi iiudjuU, in swimming in various gravel pit.s aruund the cuuir.\ i.u been repeated often enough to give the story ^ouie basi^ of tru;h.' County otlieialo emphatically j>;.a.te Uial there w.ll bv no m.ii swim/rung il they tun help it. but sj iar nrijouv hud b<. ;i unluc ciiouyli ;o yo in a la laciher nature wiii-n anv oiiu-uiLs u-. u ..ii'iu Not th.i; anything indecent in ajnuet.tion \uih the i.udi i .-A!:n.~ i. LI v:i reported, ollii-t than the u.c-iv oini.^i 11 ul oatl.nu .-i:H.- Un ; luiittiity. nports ita:<: ts:jt all awiuuii;ng Uu> be<.n [jjoprir. luiioi.ci bui f.t-n ai thai touiHy olla-iai, t>:\e :HJ l,i;:i el IIIIMU-. ._!. ..'.-.; ; f.i-!'.y |JurtK-i be tauii'U. Mi. and Mr.-,. A-.tu^r CM lien. : .:\ A-n:.: ;:. tr:i,,K ;.:;.:<.-. ,: .]< tii- .--huile. ho«-.'.i:-. vviii jjioUib.. ;-.•.! , : i,.L ( ,j l n\ •. ;,.r .,;,;.;.. ., Four cafcf \vrre taken r:ire of. two In Burl, and two in Algnii:), a.s a rc.siil! of complaints filed In juMire and inay- or^ courts riunnir th" past \vcok. Floyd Fwert i ( Hurt was bound river to the grand jurv by Justice W. J. nsvifon of I!ur:. on a charge of ilrun- kcnne-s. on Julv 10. The information was .-if.'ii d bv F.d Smith. Joe Becker, trimMfiit, i-Marped with vapranev and taonpiiif.'. was .sentenced to 10 riav.s in the i-nunty jail bv M.ivnr C. H. BlosMJin :•!' Hurt, when he could not t:ikc can- of a $10 fun-. Harold Hurti.s. south of Ali'niu. was fined $15 and cd.st.s on a charm- ot drunkcnne.-.s bv M;ivnr C. F. Spi cht of Al^'oiui. Monday morning. FMiner Danner of Alt'nna onteretl a plea of uuilty when he iipiy;«rrrl he- fore Justice P. A. Dan.soii Monday, and wa.s fined $10 and rnM.s on a cliarpte of drunk-. nne.s.s and disorderly ronrliict. Band Concert and Swimming Meet at Pool Sunday P. M. The Algona high .school band will play an hour's concert at the swimming pool Sunday afternoon beginning at '2:30 and plans are under way to have a swimming and diving niet-i that afternoon. The band has planned to ijlay fur the last two Sundays, but eacil time the concert was postponed on account of ram. Anyone who wishes to enter the swimming meet should y-. t in touch with Ferry Vv'iiit'-. manager of the pool. Good Program on Thursday Concert The following band tono.it program lor Thursday oi tills Wi--k has been announced by Tl.io. Herbst, bandmaster. "Gulden tipur," iiii'tith: "Local Pride." n.arc:.; "Fountain of Youth." overture: popular number: "Old Settlers on Parj.de,' .-ek-cUon; "Aul Wied- er.-«.hn." wuli^; "William Tvli." overture; "The Paraiiioum,' maixii; "Vela \Valti;": "Luc.il Spirit '. niartii; "Spirit cl inv Wi-;:t." march. SEVERAL JOINT BIDS SUBMITTED Proximity to Business Center Expected to be an Important Item FostmasUr J. A. McDonald stated that he had received word yesterday morning that a representative of the postofflce department would arrive here about August 3 to examine and appraise the sites for which bids have been entered for the new Algona postofflce. Bids for sites for the new $64,000 Alu ona postofflce were opened Monday morning by Postmaster J. A. McDonald, and the postofllce department was presented with a wide choice of prices, ocations and lots. In several Instances, lots were grouped together In joint bids, to meet the demands for space of the postofllce department. Statement was made to the effect that the department wanted about 11,200 square feet of ground for the new building. Questions asked were (1) the name of the proponent (2) location (3) price. Offer Joint Bid One of the most talked of sites, and one which seems to be located nearer the center of the business section. Is that on the southwest corner of North Dodge and Call streets. The Chris Helsc estate and Galbralth estate submitted a Joint bid, covering four lots, of $7,200. The Oalbralth bid, covering thi-i-c lots, was $5450, mil '.he HeU? los v/a.- Jl.-ted at $1.750. This ground, it was figured locally, totaled 11,570 square feet of ground, wt-1] over the cpaw requirem.n'..'. On the same qinrltr block, two other bids were submitted, one Irom E. J. r-oc'p-i's lor $2,r<0> Tl.-'.s M ilie present slto of the empty garage building on the west side of South Dodge. The other bid wa.s from A. L. RLst, and was also for $2,500, on ti:e old laundry building Just north of Th.? Upper Des Afolncs office. Should the po.-tofliw department be- .satisfied with »n Inside lot in this blcck. it w:us pointed out that it could almost reach' thr required space by grouping the Hist, Hodges and Heise lots. ..*v* Also Attractive Offer *"*"«•.,. , Another attractive bid was made by tin- Druggists Mutual Insurance Co . through M. H. Falkenhnlncr, secretary. A price of $5.500 wa.s aikcd for a lot BO by 140 feet on the northeast coiner of Nebraska and Thorlng- :on Mreet.s, where the Kossuth Implement otlice and she'd is now located. Other bills wen: as follows: W. C'. Dewel— $10,000— northwest torn r of Thorington and Nebraska. Lilii Sre-t-y, trti.stet-, through Mur- taf.g liroh., ag« j n-: -$5,500— old Normal M'ho il building on nortlu-ust corner of South Dodge ami Nebraska. W. II. (iodtlfn -$11.000— eust.. third of lot 7. west liall of lot 8, and west two- tbiids of lot seven, all lit block 23, the |)i<>i> rly when- the G:idden Monument Works is localed, and adjacent space. II. A. Hate* — $8,000— northwest corner ol Moore and Call .streets, lot size BB by 131! teet. Knima and F. W. Dlngley— $8.500— nortiieait corner McGregor and Dodge btr*». t.s, lot ti/«- BO by 140 leet. Joe (ircenberg-- $a 000— east inside Int. ,-iZf l'J'2 by B5 lt-«;t., from cornet' (il DiKige and Call fa r .rctrts. Jot- tirt-fiiber s — SIO.OOO north' ait corner Dodge and Cull sUi-cts, 140 by 80 leet. John Mould»-$5.000— eatt of his ho/iie 011 M'oi-t 1 iuui North street*, all lot one, block. 4. ea*t 14 ie-,t lot 2, block four, no buildings on property. Vohnuia Seafctreaiu— $&000— liorth- west corner Mcore and Call atretti, lot a, block 5. Jantt Wadsworth— $9,250— northeast corner Thorington and Call, lot bize, 8B by 132. Gejwia A. Helgeni*— %3,OUO— (aeiug new school on Nebraska street, out lot. Henry E. Uou#ia.s — $6.000— Moore and Call streets, lot size, 80 by 132 iet-t. C.jJbr-iith tiWte by E. J. Hough, ad- nfutiotritlur— -$6^200 — ^outlKaM conici' Minnesota and State Streets, 132 feet Fenton Decides Not to Have Celebration Seek Ceutral The pobtbffice department asked lor the relative c-.iiter of population of the city from each site, the nearness ot railroad stations, and tlie approximate center of the business district, ajjcl evidently intends to compare Uie prices 01 the locations a^ked, plus the dfiir- abilily of Uie bit* from the standpoint oi Oitiiie^s houses and curriers. The bids will be submitted to the pcsiollice d-.purLuieni and judging by the bpec-d uillt whicll the plalis are uiogriiMiig. Algi.ua. cun anticipate u :.\v. i/o.,X'ifice in the ilvar lutm'e or at .i\;->t !:.«.- .-la:'^ ul Ltu^t ;-uclloii \voi'k A:l 01 the siu-o oll'er-.u are wilitiii ;hlUK. UUl .-,t.alcu thjl It '.Vu^, v! ii.ui a -U(.- clo;-e .:i 10 tile Ci ;v l(t»: ll.i.-: ; cii:tncl WOiUd be ie LI

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