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HISTORICAL DEFT, ; J3 OFFICIAL cmr AND COUNT* PAPER Awarded Highest Honors as "Iowa*s Best Weekly Newspaper* By State University of Iowa, 1933 aigona (Hipper DCS ji-loiiif 5 WEATBKR WwtettfWl «ad mraer Thursday. Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1934 Ten Pages. VOL. 32.—NO. 37 TWO ROBBERIES HIT NORTHERN KOSSUTH Officers Report County Fair As a Financial Success 2 Rackets Dupe Business Firms, Public at Fair Two rackets worked among business Arms and falrgoera, which netted their promoters small profits, were reported here this week. Sompone soC'd several local busl- IMBS firms a series of five announce, menfo, to be made over the lond- BpeMer broadcast, a t the grafad- stand, for five dollars. One of the victims, after a thorough Inquiry, reported that no announcement was made about his business, as far as be could find out. Several others were victimized In a similar way. A patent medicine salesman, with long hair sold his wares until the final da? and then explained that hlg supply had ran out but more wa« doe Friday evening-. He collected |27 from 27 persons for a bottle of the medicine and promised to jrlre them their medicine that right. TMey (Tot their nfcdlclue; they wore daped. HARRY WARD, SON SERIOUSLY HURT IN TEAM MISHAP Both in Oasts After Trusted Team, Frightened, Runs Away Union: Harry Ward and his 6 year- old son, Kendall, suffered severe injuries Saturday afternoon when a team ran away which was being used to put up hay on the Ward farm. Kendall was on the hay rack while hfa father vaa lowttr* bay. Thetoam, * trusted one thty aiwajft wed. became frightened unexpectedly and started to run. Mr. Ward at once ran for the team catching the bitch-rein but Instead of running ahead the holraes whirled around and knocked him unconscious and it Is believed the back wheel of the wagon ran over his leg, fracturing both bones half way between the ankle and the knee. The boy was taken perhaps 80 rods when the team struck a post knocking the boy out. of the wagon. His father, who had regained consciousness saw the lad get up and lay down again and then he got up and went to the house. The ambulance was summoned and the patients were taken to the Kossuth hospital where they were put In casts. Kendall had three vertebrae In his neck cracked and is encased In a cast from his waist up. He will have to remain there for several weeks but Is doing nicely. He was a beginner last year In school district No. 4 and is the youngest of the Ward children. Brethorst Gets 10 Years For Robbery Ferd Brethorst, 32, Monday pleaded guilty of participating in the robbery cf the Dan Slbrel farm near Emmetsburg last December and was sentenced to 10 years in Fort Madison prison. Brethorst was driver of the car in which Sibrel's children and housekeeper were bourne away and threatened with death by five armed m*n following the theft of alcohol and money. Three of the gang now are serving prison terms of from 5 to 25 years for this and other farm robberies. A fourth has been paroled. Brethorst was arrested under assumed name in Shell Lake, Wls. Two Drug Violation Charges Are Filed N. M. Anderson and A. J. Nealand, of Burt, and both engaged in selling merchandise from house to house in that vicinity, posted $75 bond apiece In Justice White's court here, Tuesday, in answer to charges of vending drugs or medicines without a license. A D. Cram, state officer, flled the charges. The case of both men was continued, in order to give them time to procure state licenses if they so desire, Justice White explained. Truck, Car (Collided A truck driven by Thomas Pretty of Ringsted, and a car driven by Cftiarlea Blackwenn of Pairville, collided about two miles south of Fenton, Monday evening. Both machines were damaged, but nobody was Injured. Find Out Where Tax Money Goes; Read Proceedings In this week's issue of The Algoiia Upper Des Moines, appear both the county and city proceedings from recent meetings. Both ofliclal publications this week in tills Paper contain a record of cxptiidl.uta> otf those grcupo. As taxpayers, every citizen should lake an interest lu comity a:id city excuses, tuui Lhe county and city oil'iciaJs prepare- the-ie reports for the benefit, of the public. Look them over; find out how your tax money is being spent. TICKET SALE AT GATE IN 3 DAYS TOTALED 7,494 i Friday Crowd Packs Grandstand; Thursday Also Had Good Attendance FAIR COLLECTED $2,000 INSURANCE In a dramatic burst of thrilling auto races, and a pleasing all-Kossuth home talent revue in the evening, the Kossuth County Fair closed here last Friday evening with a record breaking crowd. The grandstand held the largest crowd in its history, Friday afternoon. Earl Vincent, fair secretary, staUd Monday that although a complete check of all receipts had not been made, he definitely believed that the fair at least paid its cwn way, and that perhaps there rtould be a surplus. Checking was taking place this week. Fair Highly Praised In the opinions of everyone contact, ed, the fair this year was the best In many a long day, and the fair officials are to be congratulated on making the exposition biggvr and better than ever—and there nave been many good fairs here. Paid attendance figures for the outside gate, released Monday were as follows: Tuesday, Sept. 4—882. Wednesday, Sept. 5.—rain. Thursday, Sept. 6—3,344. Friday, Sept. 7—3,358. This Includes both adult and children's tickets. Wednesday no admission charge was made, and the fair collected $2,000 In rain insurance money «s the downpour resulted In enough rainfall to mato» th« insurance conation poMitt*. ™* <hx» not include season ticket* or passes, Baby Contest Winner* The results of the baby contest judging were as follows ."boys, 1 to 2— Daniel Eugene Bonacker, s on of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Bonacker, Titonka, first with 98.1; 2 to 3—Don Stiles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Stiles, Algona, first with 97.9; girls, 1 to 2, Judith Kay Bockes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Backes, Algona, first, 98.2; 2 to 3— Marjorie Ann BIclch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Bleich, W-.sley, first, 98.7 per cent. Cattle Judging Wednesday judging results in the horse, cattle and sheep divisions were as follows: C. M. Gross, Lone Rock, 11 firsts, Percherons; Seely Horse Co., Algona, first purebred Clydesale; P. H. Hargreaves, Algona, firit Shire horses; Willis J. Cotton, Lone Rock, first, Clydesdale yearling mare; Wm. Dodds, Jr., Lone Rock, first, Shire; Elmer Wll- ley, Vincent, Iowa, 14 firsts, Belgians, day at the city hadfl, andil C. R. Schoby & Son. Algona, purebred Holsteln, two firsts, second and third; Allen & Watson, Laurens, ten firsts, seven second, three thirds, oure- bred Holstein; Andrew Oodfredson, Algona, first and third, purebred Hol- steln; Hanks Bros., Winnebago, Minnesota, eight firsts, two seconds, one thirdk purebred Guernsey; Lwren J. Brown, Algona, three firsts, 9 seconds, one third, purebred Guernsey. A. W. Steu&sy, LuVerne, two ftirsts, 6 seconds, one third, purbjred milking Shorthorns; Mtadowdale Farm, Thornton, Va., six firsts, two seconds, purebred Scotch Shorthorns; Clausen & San, Spencer, seven firsts, one second, Scotch Shorthorns; Ben Studer. Wesley, two firsts, eight seconds, Scotch Shorthorns; W. C. Heiter, Lone Rock; P. M. Chrlsteiuen. Lone Rock, 14 firsts, 1 seconds, one third, purbred Polled Herefords; P. W. Reece, Elmore, two firsts, three seconds, purebred Hereford; A. Laabs, Algona, one first, mules; W. C. Heiter, Lone Rock, first, team mules. Shropshire and Oxford Down sheep: Ben Studer, Wesley; Hampshire Downs, Claude Seeley, 21 firsts. Bancroft 4-H Winner Elmer Leibrand showed the champion 4-H colt. The Bancroft Busy Pals 4-H club won first place in the gu-ls' 4-H culb booth contest, with Portland and Wesley also winning high honors. 3 Drunk Cases in Justice Court Three charges of drunkenness were heerd in Justice H. B. White's court this week. L. T. Johnson, Bancroft, was given 30 days in jail on the charge on Monday. J. P. Weber of Algona was given a suspended sentence of 15 days on condition that he pay a fine of $5 and coits, Saturday night, and Harry Eg- Kert, was given 15 days in the couaty jail. John LenU, a concession man implicated iu. u nuarrel «,t tiie fair where soimbody was hit with a hammer by somebody els., forfeited a $10 appearance bond. County Budget 0. K.'d The county budget for 193ft was approved by i lit board of supervisors this week. The county will levy $179.135 for local county purpose, and (20.2T2 lor soldiers' bonus. Away for School But Ask for Paper "Dad, have the Upper Drs Moines sektt to me," were the parting- words of Rachel Clap-addle of Bart, danghter of Dr, and Mrs. Clapsaddle as she left for college last week, and the paper this week is on its way to her. And Vernon Kohlhaas, sdn of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Kohlhaas, who is entering Notre Dame as a freshman this fall, is also going to receive this paper so that he can check np on the doings An the old home town, upon his own request. Higher education or not, we're glad to find these young folks look forward to getting the paper. PLANS FOR NEW POSTOFF1CE BLDG. GOING FORWARD Government Engineer Here Surveying the Grounds for New Building It was declared that -the Al gona postoffice building will be in the course of construction some time this fall. Monday morning, R. H. Webb, a government construction engineer, arrived in Algona and engaged City Engineer Charley Chubb to survey the site of the new building and make the levels. From these notes and the report of Mr. Webb, the plans for the new building will be made by -the government architects in Washington. A test pit has been dug on the site of the new building to show the character of the sou. Postmaster Jas. McDonald reports .that Mr. Webb expected to send bis report to Washington not later than today and that the plans for the new building would be made immediately, and bids would probably bn asked for by September 16.' when la next week. The engineer made careful inquiry as to the weather conditions here in the winter, and said that construction engineers had devised a plan whereby building operations could proceed during the winter months. All of this would Indicate that the new building may be under way in a few weeks. All of the old frame buildings on the quarter block of the postoffice site will be removed as soon as construction Is awarded, including the Hodges building and th? old laundry building. There Were 4,213 Beans in Jar at U. D. M.'s Booth Almost 1,000 persons were "bean minded" at the county fair, last week, and took a guess on the number of beans in the bean jar at the Upper Des Moines booth in Floral Hall. But Mrs. H. C. Johannsen of Algona knows her b;nns, and her guess of 4,200 was almost perfect. There were 4,213 beans in the jar. First prize was $5. Second, third, fourth and fifth prizes of one year's subscription or renewal to the newspaper went as follows: W. C. Irelan, Algonn. 4187; L. E. Fairbanks, Algona, 4,246; Bernice Larson, Titonka, 4,278; and H. W. Hobson, Lone Rock, 4,123. All except one were subscribers to the paper. Between 900 and 1,000 guesses were turned In on the bean jar, ranging from a guess of 350 on the part of Margaret Rlley, LuVerne, and 300 from A. M. Genrsch of LuVerne, to the high guesses of from 50,000 up by John B. Kelly of EmmeUburg, Dorothy Geiknfeld of Algona, Letha Mann of Burt and Arlo Dehnert of L\j- Verne. Frank Grandgenett Arrested Tuesday Frank Graaidgenett of St. Benedict waived a preliminary hearing. Tuesday afternoon after his arrest by a state and federal officer and Deputy Sheriff Casey Loss, and was bound over to the grand jury under bond of $1,000 on a charge of illegal possession of intoxicating liquors. Grandgenett was in his pool room at St. Benedict when the officers appeared. They claim that several gallons of alcohol and some beer was found in the back room. R. C. Reko. a ctate oflicer, flled the information. Two Ledyard Men Hurt in Mishap Ledyard: Sunday night Reuben Green and Elnuer Zielske were in an auto accident between here and Elmor-e. The car ran into the dt'ch and Reuben was cut and bruised and Elmer has a broken hip. He was taken to a hospital in Mankato. The cur. which belonged to Reuben's father, i.s badlv wreuke-d. Cranking Tractor, Backfires, Burned Whittemor. : Edmund O'Bru-:i nn-i v. iLh severe bui'iia on liia 1.1 ck .ii.ti client, MoncUv uioriiiiut wuile eiauic- inif i lie tractor. It buck-fired, -hoot- iiiK K<& and wut.r over his dui;<uji 4-H LIVESTOCK WINNERS AT FAIR HERE ANNOUNCED Honors Go to All Sections of County; Records Broken COLT CLUB DRAWS MUCH ATTENTION (By Marion R. Sonlts, Club Agent) The 4-H clubs had unusually fine exhibits of baby beeves, dairy heifers and colts. In the baby beef classes the platings were as follows: Hereford class: first, Elmer Leibrand, BuSalo Center; second, Frieda Paetz, Algona; third, Wallace Johnson, Armstrong; fourth, Elnwr Leibrand, Buffalo Center; fifth, Morris Johnson, Armstrong; sixth, Mildred Thoreson, Swea City; seventh, Clifford McGregor, Armstrong and eighth, Wallace Hawcott, Hurt. Angus calves: first, Wallace Hawcott, Burt; second, Donald Bargcr, Swea Cty; third, Mildred Thoreson, Swea City; fourth and fifth, Helen Paetz, Algona. Grand champion baby beef shown by Earner Leibranti and reserve champion baby beef shown by Wallace Hawcott. Miniature carlot class: first, Elmer Leibrand, Buffalo Center; second, Clif- Mildredfbrd McGregor, Armstrong; third, Mildred Thoreson, Swea City; fourth, Wallace and Morris Johnson, Armstrong; fifth. Frkda and Kelt In Paetz, Algona. Elmer Leibrand of BuSalo Center has been chosen the outstanding baby beef dub member for the year 1934 and will receive ttve goW^nedai award given by tiw Chicago ProaucerJt Commission Company of Chicago. 66 Dairy Heifers Fifty-six head of dairy heifers were exhibited at the Kossuth County Fair by dairy calf club members. The placlngs made in the different classes are as follows: Purebred dairy heifers: Holstein, first year heifers, first, Floyd Bode, Algona; second, Frank Schoby. Algona; thftd. Louise Drtyer, wroftcmore; fourth, Arnold Dreyw, Whlttemore; Holstein, second yiar heifers: firs:, Frank Schoby, Algona; stcond, Lowell Samp, Algona; Holstein, third year heiftrs: first. Frank Schoby, Algona; second, Verl Patterson, Algo^a; Guernsey, first year heifers: first, Duane Klein, Burt; second, Wayne Barr, Algona.; third, Dallas Klein, Algona; Guernsey, second year heifer: first, Eldon Shaw, Algona; Jersey, second year heifer: first, Rex Taylor, Sexton; Grade dairy heifers: Halsteln, firfct year heifers, first, Frank Schoby, Algona; second, Vernon Holllster, Lone Bock; third, Richard Hanson, Algona; HWsteiin, eectnd year helfeJrs, first, Paul Inman, Bancroft; second, Rchard Mesclier, Bancroft; third, Vincent Wesselman, Bancrolt. Hol-tein, third year h-ifers: fir-st, Merle MiUer, Bancroft; fcectlid, Earl Zelgler, Algona; Guernsey, first year htifers, first, Lewis Price, Lakota; second, Eldon Shaw, Algona; third, Ilus- wH Npkfcti, Elny&re, MiJin.; iourth, Jerdel K!«in, Algona; Gucnisey, second K-ur heifers, first, Evaite Johnson Bancroft; second, Wayne Bkrr, Ai- eona; third, LaVern Edwurds, Lakota; Qu. tfnsey, third year heifer, nrst, Levels Price, Lakota; Jersey, first year heifers, first, Hex Taylor. Sexton; second, Roland Bode, Algokia; third, Mitch Taylor, Sexton; Brown Swiss, second year heifers, first, Bernard Hauptman, Wesley; second, Wayne Gosh|i, Wesley; Holitein bull calves, first, Frank Schoby, Algona; seeo/id Arnold Dreyer, Whittemore; Guernsey bull calvei, first, Dallas Kieln, Alisona; «.oond, Duaiie Klein, Burt. Wins Bull Calf Among the boys showing Guernsey calves, Jerdel Klein was chosen tlu> champion showman and received the Guernsey bull calf given by Quarton & Hanson. In the showmanship class all breeds competing, Floyd Bode was selected as champion showman. The dairy Judging contest was won by Floyd Bode, Algona; Lewis Price, Lakota, second; Frank Schoby, Algona, third; Merle Miller, Bancroft, fourth and Eldon Shaw, Algona, fifth. Wc&Uy Club Wins The demonstration content was wo>) by tiie W'.iley 4-H club. The team composed oi Bud Hauptman and Dick Kent won on demonstration "Making Calf E'.ankels." Tills team will represent KObsulh county at the Dairy Cattle 1 Congress. A fine group of colts was shown by the 4-H colt club and judging truin i he crowd pr.sent, while the cxjlu were judged, farmers interest in horses b incr . aslng. Yearling class: first. Bill Dodds. Algona; s*.'.'0ild> Russell Gj-<x>. v ,. Lolie Rock; third. Victor Baldwin, Elinore, Minn. Fu.il cla»: llJ-jl. Fruneis Kiugcrald, Aluuna; sAxutid. Wayne Bun 1 Algjna hud Aluxn; Haweiivi.-... Al^ona ; fourth, Allied fell. L F..I L.nnU cUv,: lu.- iud. bujt-; scL-onJ a iiiuiid Divjer, Fenlon; l-j,l«.-, Buut:; huh, Secret of Comic County Fair Auto Is Uncovered How did thfy do it? Hundreds asked that question last week as the comedy team of Cook and Wlswell put on their comic Model T automobile act before the grandstand. Well, snooping around a HtUc. your correspondent found the answer. The driver of the machine lies on a platform slung under the car, extending from axle to axle. He manipulates the controls entirely with his hands, and rear view mirrors enable him to see everything behind him, or If he has th« time he can turn his head, but there isn't much room to spare. And the Smith trained animal act, which pleased as much as any of the high class numbers, has an interesting history. The Smiths have always loved dogs, and had trained a tew some years back. One day they tdok home a stray dog, and after a few weeks the canine bjegan to learn <tricks they taught it during spare moments. This god was the small poodle who parked so casually In the bucket in the cen- ter of the stage. Gradually they acquired other dogs, nil of which are Just ordinary dogs with no fnncy pedigrees, but amiable tempers and good minds. SmitJh says ithqy like their work, and neither he nor his wife have used torture or Inflicted pain In an effort to tench their dogs tricks. The dogs gradually learned their tricks and rivalry developed between them for favors and for the lumps of sugar which they recelv-r after each successful act, and resulted In each one of them trying Its best. The Smiths use no leashes, give the dcgs enough freedom so that they do not feel like captives and never pun- Ifh the animals except by ignoring th:m, which proves to be the hardest tnfkmastcr of all, and brings the desired results. The entire free ac* program was pleasing to the general public, and comment here was to the effect that the Kossuth grandstand free acts were superior to those at the state fair. No Definite Word of Corn-Hog Checks A telegram from Washington, la*t week. Informed the local corn-hog committee that the Kossnth checks had not yet been mailed, and offered no definite word M to when they would be here, although they are expected any day now. The checks had been dated to arrive law Thursday. Ku.v.i-!i H..b- uj thud. H^i - loiutl; Milluii iilliu HaL-.rud. PETIT JURY IS NAMED FOR FALL TERM OF COURT Will Report October 2; Grand Jury Same as For January Term The following Is a list of the petit Jurors who are to serve at the September 1934 term of court. They will report for duty on October 2nd, 1934, at n<ie o'clock a. m. The grand jurors are the same as the ones drawn for the January 1934 term. They will report for duty on Tuesday, September 25th, 1934, at nine o'clock a. m. F. E. Bartholomew, Algona; Ml*. Tice Brack, Ledyard; P. H. Chapin. Wesley; Pay O. Callies, Titonka; Frnnk Droessler, Bancroft; L. R. Dan- 1 Is, Burt; C. W. Elbert, Whittemore; John D. Prascr. Algona; Nellie Friest, Lakota; Emma Funnemark, Wesley; Elizabeth Granzow. Algona; Chns. Glaus. Fenton; Atiolph Girrcs, Wet- ley; Mrs. Karl Hpffnmn, Bancroft; Elizabeth Hlldnmn, Weslcv; Emil L-.ek, Burt; D. M. Long, AlKuna; Wm. Manning, Lone Rock; O. S. Pehrson, Sw<-a City; Rome Robisdn, Irvlngton; M. I>. HeiUv, Algona; Fornley Runchey, Wes; Rend; Jol\'i Sleep.-r, Titonka; Fred •Simpson, Bancroft; Harm Steinharii, Lak'.ta; Chris Shaser, Bancroft; Fi'ed Wi-lp. Titonka; Frank: Wel.-JJ, Ledyard; C. J. Whitney, Lone- Rock; and Fred Zelgler. Algona. Stage Show Booked For Call, Fri. and Sat. A flourish of music and comedy will be seen on the stage of the Call Theater Saturday a^d Sunday, when the all-Mar stage unit "Scandals of 1934" plays a personal app arance engagement. Stan'ing the famous Hale Sisters, stars of the original George White's Scandals show of New York City, the Scandals uf 1934 will present a fast melange of music and wit. Th-e Hale SisWrs are reputed to be one of the fastest teams of dancers in show business. Radiating personality from the tip of their toes to the top of their heads—which is only 5 feet 2 inches over all—the sisters orest-nt the type- of dancing that made then: famous on Broadway. The Three Banjuliers. another flash act, will furnish putrons of the Call theater with thrilling tunes that really are spvedy. Other acts en the all-star "Scandals of 1934" are Denver Darling, personality lad ol radio-li*.Kl. who ads a., master of ceremonies; Jeri Nelson, petite singer of blues, aad Newton and Smeltz comedy team. 12 Cars of Potatoes Leave Swea City Swea City: Twelve carloads of potatoes were shipped from Sweu City the past Week. Til-.y were- shipped b> rowers oi Martin County. Minnesota, uloo .-.oiiie by Fiiirbault eoiiiU;, MI-..Veis. The local potato growei- ale j'a. I beginning to harvest li'.e-ir ciu;*- l-o- e.J £ruwcxs illclutk Ihvjv., ii i-V.u,, . Leslie Hali-^Jli. Geurye Mule Merlin I) Lur.jeiii. C'llu; Cu&iuiig, 'i l-e ciop Jleld Varies cOlIslde-J able a., -eiaie le- peii'l u luJr crop, ouiers not . o yuod Tile quality is e-xoeijliuuaU> yijud FODDER FILING UNDER WAY AT , COUNTY AGENT'S (Corn Stover or Fodder Will Bring $7.60-$10 A Ton From Government Applications are already being tak en at the county agent's ouice lor tnos« •wiio wj^»n to -enter cue com loader pian of the government, and No official blanks have Wtm-teeeiv- ed here, but County Agent Bonnstet- tcr is keeping a record, and when the applications arrive, they will be filled out in the order in which the requests have been received. Six hundred thousand tons has been allotted as Iowa's quota, with the price ranging from *7.50 to $10 a ton. attps to be taken by those who wish to seli baled corn fodder or corn stover are: 1. Go to the county agent's office and sign the application in person. 2. Applications will be received until the county's quota Is complete. A reserve list will also be made. 3. As soon as the contracts are received from Wa&lilngton, D. C., applicants will be notified to call at thv county drought director's office to sign up witliin a certain number of days. 4. All applicants within the county's quota will be given u contract so they may begin cutting the corn immediately after making out thv applications. Corn fodder is defined as being tin- harvested entire corn plant from which no part has been removed before baling. Corn stover is defined a.s being the harvested mature entire torn plain from which the ears only have bet!) lemoved before baling. 42 Babies Entered in County Contest; All Winners Named Complete judging i\sulls of the baby health contest at the county lair last Wee 1 : follow: Boys, 1 to 2 years: ll> Daniel Bon- acl&er, Tllonku. 981; t2; John Michael Kent lick, Algona, US; <3) Arnold Krause, Jr., Fciiton. 97.8. Boys, 2 to 3 y- ais: (\> Donald (Stiles, Algonn. 'J'l.'J; tiii Larry Kleiut.ie.u-r, Algona, 973; LaMont WeU..ndtirt', Al- yona, 9tiS. Girls. 1 tj a years: (U Judith Boek- es, Algona. 882; rj» Lavoiuie Hagg, Algona, 97.6; (3) Marlene Hodges, Ai- Bona, 97.5. Oihls. '1 lo 3 yc-ar^: (1) Marjorie Ann ( Bleich, We.--! y, 98 T; «'J> Mary Mat- Lowe, Algona, 98.<i; (3) Doris Marii Applegate, Cbrwith, 982. There were 42 babies in the contest which were judg-.d by Drs. Jolin Kene flck, M. O. Bourne. Algona, Huimlree! of Titonka. and R. M. Mniktl ol Sv>e. City. Nurses who assisted were Mrs Raymond Wehjer, Mrs. Clcavcij'y r Miss Mary Kain and Miss Philomel^ Qumn. City Will Hire A Special Officer A new city polio.- ollioef will bt lured by the Ci:y uf Algoiia, for clutv from 8 p. m. until 3 or 4 a. m on Saturday night, it wa.-> decided at a .sni-c- iul c.ujicil meeting Tuesday. Maishal C'.ieeii and Ni^ht Marshal Van Alstjiu- \vi!l be 1 on duty as u.ual ft, w:i.-> also decided '.'.> put in n-. v. tide waits tin tin: corner W.i.eiv Ihe new po. t itlce Will be located, alici »ld•n the 'Aulk M> th.it it readies the club A l!e-w curb is a!.'.u to be put III. llli- pJ-OUlit; tile ).;«:lei-! appe,ilajli.e '.-I : i. TTTONKA STORE YIELDS $150 IN CASH^LOTHING County Sheds at Lakota Stripped of Gasoline and Oils SWEA CITY OFFICER CHASED STRANGERS Two robberies, one in Titonka, and a second near Lakota, were reported to th« county sheriff's ofHce 'here this week. The first robbery was reported when county employees found that some time between Saturday night and Monday morning, thieves had pried the toe* from the county tool shed near Lakota, and stolen a quantity of gasoline and oil. The exact amount taken had not been determined. Authorities seemed to believe that it was the work of someone In the vlc- nity as the Standard Oil bulk station at Lakotn was robbed last week In ft similar fashion. Much Clothing Stolen The Callles department store of Titonka, reported the low of about $150 in cash, and a quantity of clothing, including ready-to-wear clothes, blankets, blue denim Jackets and other miscellaneous material. The robbery was discovered Tuesday morning. The robbers gained entrance through the back door, but the door had not been broken in, and Sheriff Carl Dahlhauser said that he believed the lock had been picked. There were no automobile tracks outside the door, so the thieves must have carried tlwtr loot to a nearby automobile. No Night Marshal Titonka has no night marshal, Sher- 111 Dahlhauser said, although Win. Rlcklefs is the day marshal, and does special duty on nights when there arei dances or other activities. It was also reported to the Upper Cos Maine* cfljou that th».ro«r«ha) at Sw.n City, on the same nlg-ht that the Cnlllos robbery occurred, spied tome suspicious looking strangers, and as he endeavored to accost them, they ran from him and left town In a hurry. They may have txen connected with the same gang that raided the Callles store. Fined S10, Costs Arj.bi - e MeUricie v..i., h: • >i i'- 1 '! -'••'• I, bi. ioje MJ..OI- t' K ipici.;. l^i- Alli,; hi., aile. t a.ii.iiJ.i.. ullerilu..-i: Petty Ilobbcries Numerous petty robberies have been reported In several sections of northern Koasuth In the post few weeks, and county officials believe that the same person or persons may be responsible for all of them, although Sheriff Dahlhau&er said that the Callies ktor e robbery looked more like the work of outsiders. Jim Duryea, Just 75 Years Young, Is Honored Here Jim Duryea, 75 years young, celebrated his diamond jubilee birthday last Friday evening at his home, 223 Call street, while dozens of his friendi arrived tlirough the evening to help him observe the event—one thut unfortunately does not come for very many of us. Jim, well known throughout thU section, and in charge of the billiard section of Barry's here, smoked his plp.i and reinmesctxi us friends .iat and talked throughout thx; evening. There v.-i-r-- us many young fellows as older men, and Jim welcomed them all witli a happy smile. "A person \A only as old as he feels," i,aid Jim, and we cannot help but agree with him. Many years ago. whtn baseball had no rivals in softball or golf, Jim Duryea was one of the leading 1 pitchers in the major leagues, and although he is not prone to ialk about it, •'Cyclone Jirn" Duryea made baseball history more than 30 years ago, whi>n he pitched for St. Paul. Minneapolis, Hochester, New York. Cincinnati and other big eastern Uams. Aa a token of friendship, a group of Jims guests preserved him w"ith a birthday gift. A bounti'ul lunch was- a ho much enjoyed by tUo--j present. Barney Casler, on Job for 28 Years, Retires Barney Caller, for 28 years a government rural mail currier, has just resigned at the age of 6.i years, and will retire on a monthly pension. Before coming to Algona Mr. Caller serv- u lor nine year* on route one out of We..ley. At present his son-in-law, l.ee Green, is acting carrier, until an ippomtinfcnt is made. During the 28 years of his service K.a-nt-y has seen many a change on his routes, has watched families grow ip, has ieeti old friend: pats on. and h LS had an unusual ch:ii,:ti to get acquainted and observe lit'- as it is. We hope thai thtse friends! :> .s and these .Ltoervatioiis will provk: a hearty background l-i- many a liappy year :v--ad. To Rebuild Heafr-'ng Plant at Bryant A; a o'>et-'ial .-,f:.i.'-; C' . ' meeting-, ALullday e\ elii'iy . : •_ COJIU L ii C,. Li•act to lebLUld the lle-allUk ;>iaj: i ue. liryuail building, to Lamy oc MUCK, The botu'U reports that. lu;t ie.u- ue Use oi a coal otolcer saved $4ij7 in .ie htatuij} of the-

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