The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 18, 1934 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 18, 1934
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Awarded Highest Honors as "Iowa's Best Weekly Newspaper By State University of Iowa, 1933 HISTORICAL DEPT, CITT AND . PAMtft CIRCULATION Thl* Week 2875 Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1934 Pages- VOL. 32.—NO. 42 BAD CHECK GANG FOILED; TRIO JAIL X r. 1 ••» w w • r - r Man Used Young Girls in Check Racket; Sought in Many Sections AUTO ACCIDENT PUTS TRIO INTO LOG AL HOSPITAL Car Hits Trailer on Highway 18, North of Hobarton Saturday BOTH MACHINES IN •BATTERED CONDITION Three people were taken to the Kos- sruth hospital, Saturday night, as the result of an automobile accident that occurred on highway 18, at the Ho- borton corner, west of Algona. The A. Butterflelds were on their way home, and had stopped to make an adjustment on a trailer their machine was towing. A car belonging to A. W. Davis of LineviUe, coming from the west, ran into the Butterfleld machine, Injuring Mr. Davis, who received a broken leg, Mrs. Davis who is suffering from shock, and a Mrs. Norman who was bruised. Norman Davis received a cut on the head, and another occupant of the machine, a Mr. Older, also received a scalp wound. Albert Butterfleld was thrown some distance but escaped with minor bruises. Mrs. Butterfleld and a son were out of the car at the time and were not injured. Both machines were badly wrecked. Authorities at the hospital stated that. Mr. Crider was released front the place this week, but Mr. and Mrs. Davis were there yesterday. Mrs. Davis was found to have received two broken ribs. Auxiliary Show By Local Talent Pleases Audiences Photo by Wffi F. Brown, Peterson Sindlb The group of attractive young ladles pictured above, was one! of the several charming chorus numbers to appear In "Schools Days", stage production sponsored by the Algona American Legion Auxiliary, Monday and Tuesday of this- week. The girls are, from left to right, Wilma Kapp, Artene Kapp, Norine Grelner, Mary Louise Gllmore, Virginia Morck and Theodora Larson. Staking Out New Right-of-Way on 169PaVn%Route Irvtogton: First information that work may soon be started on the pavement on highway 169, to run from Algona four miles south, was received this week, when the Irvlngton Light A; Power Co. received notice to move their poles to a new right of way, which Is now being staked. The state highway commission has purchased additional right of way along 169, but no rpecifled time has been given as to when the work will be started. A large cement culvert will be placed near the intersection of 169 and 132 on the highway to carry off the sur- phis water through the ravine on the George Hackman farm, and eventually Into the river. Work on the culvert was started Monday morning. 70 New Band Suits Here; Will Appear at Friday Game The Algona high school band, ivewly attired In 70 red, double breasted coats, and red and black band haU, will make its initial appearance in its new uniforms at the Oilmore City-Algona high football game, Friday evening, on the local athletic field, D. Wane Collins, director, stated yesterday. Complete athletic news of the week, Including games of the high •chool at Spencer, the academy here, and the Boone-AlRona Independent game, will be found on the •port* page, elsewhere in the paper. The band uniforms were voted by the school board at a recent meeting. The «Mt of the uniforms will be about $400, It was stated. Th-e band has become one of the best attractions in the city, and the board lelt that the band members deserved this encouragement. Bob McCullough, drum major, has a special uniform for his duties. New formations will be performed. Grandgenett Fined $500; Seek Injunction Injunction proceedings to prevent Frank Grandgenett from operating a liquor nuisance in the future wtre started this week by County Attorney Maurice McMahon. Granduenett was fined $500 and costs in district court here following his Indictment by ine grand Jury on a charge of Illegal pos- sesBion of Intoxicating liquor for sale He paid the fine, and also costs In the case. BOY, 2, SNATCHED FROM DEATH BY MOTHER'S SEARCH Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Goche Tumbled Into 2 Foot Tank Water - t A iair»culoiui tho lot of nttla George Oocbe. two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ooche, who live on a farm southeast of Swea City, last Thursday afternoon about four o'clock. The little fellow was playing about the yard, and in some manner managed to climb the side of the supply tank near the windmill on the Ooche place. He evidently reached in, and lost his balance. He tumbled to the bottom of the tank, head-first, where he was doubled up in about two feet of water. His mother missed him and started a search. She found the little boy in the tank, and pulled him from the tank, Walter was in the corn field at the time. Dr. Mlnkel of Swea City was immediately called, and In his haste to get to the Ooche home burned out a bearing on his car. The yarents in the meantime called Dr. Lundquist, and both physicians arrived at about the same time, giving immediate aid to little George. The child had turned blue, but the desperate efforts of the two doctors, aided by the brought him back to life. parents, Football Fans Hit Ditch in Car Tip Irvington: A carload of young people returning from Algona and thn Spencer football game failed to make the bend in the road west of the Irvington bridge and the car went Into the ditch on Its side and then turned over once. Incidentally no one was hurt. KOSSUTH HUSKING CONTEST PERILED; NOW SEEK FIELD Will Be Held Friday, Oct. 26, If At All, Says Bonnstetter State Store Liquor Price Cut Announced Des Molnes. October 18—(Special): Substantial reductions In the retail price of liquors, ranging from 1.3 to 31.6 per cent, an average of 10 per cent on approximately onehalf of the brands carried effective Monday. October 22nd, were announced today by liie Iowa Liquor Control Commission. The reductions will apply to one hundred fifty-eight of the three hundred seventy-five brands carried on the lists in the Iowa State stores. 'School Days", an annual Auxiliary stage show, was presented In a pleas Ing fashion,to two fair-sized audiences in tiie high school auditorium, Monday and Tuesday evenings of this Week. The cast of characters, supplemented by three individual chorus numbers, and a group of solo presentations, pleased the audiences, who were generous with their applause. Chet WtUams, appearing as Miss Tttonka, WM awarded the female beauty contort prlie. Chefs pulchritude overshadowed the angular Ibm of some of the other contestant* and Earl Carroll, Art Lnkens- meyer in every day We, presented him with the loving cop. Chet be- *ow»A» ~ The production, ataged by Bath Hall of the Hall Production Co.. took about two hours to presents and during the course of that time the cast presented a comic parody on a rural school visitor's day. Bill Steele, as Miss Fitt, •the red-haired teacher, acted his part with great amusement to the audience. Individual dance numbers were presented by Theodora Larson and Helen Becker. A musical program was presented before the opening of the show on both evenings by a volunteer orchestra, gathered together by Olen Raney and Henry Becker. CeWna McCorkle acted as accompanyist for the musical numbers of the £how. Turner Rally Here; Attack Sales Tax As a Poverty Tax Dan Turner, republican candidate for governor, and Fred Oilchrist. incumbent congressman from this district, were the two guest speakers at a republican rally, held Friday evening in the Algona hotel and attended by sev- tral hundred men and women from all Sfctions of the county. A dinner preceded the program. H. B. White, Algona, representing the young Republican club, introduced the speakers. Turner declared that the nght at the present tune was to keep the "yoe- man farmer on his land." He discussed relief expense and took exception to the state sales tax, citing a statement said to have come from President Roosevelt, "A sales tax is a tax on poverty." Congressman Gilchrlst said "If a man wants to earn his daily bread he should be given the opportunity to do so." He took exception to the NRA. CCC and PWA and concluded his talk by asking question, "Is American manhood to oe preserved?" URGES ENTRIES TO REGISTER ANYWAY Whether or not Kossuth county will again hold a corn husking contest selected entries for the district, state and national meet was undetermined here yesterday, as frantic efforts were being made to locate a field for the contest. G. A. Bonnstetter, county agent, was out of town yesterday morning but before leaving stated that If a field could be found by today the contest would be held on Friday, Oct. 26. Mike Loss, at whose place the contest was held last year, stated that he would be willing to have the contest there again this year if satisfactory arrangements could be made. Last year several provoking incidents occurred which Mr. Loss would like to have corrected this year, if he furnished his property for the contest. Farmers in the north end are especially Interested in the husking contest. The winners of the county and district titles last year, the Heldecker brothers from Lakota. were both reported to be ready to enter again this year U contest is held. The state husking contest is to be held at Waterloo, on Nov. I, and the national contest is to be held at Fairmont, Minn., later in November, and if a Kossuth contestant could get into the national contest he would be cer tain to have » big following at Falr- G. O. P. Machine Goes to Pieces Tha republican martilne In «uU* county went to piece* nlgnt. yep, the nwtor in G. D. _ i ^Iff Muw, ». ma*tln« at Titooka- The republican*, tpwever, not a J>« a, trifle like » •>"*<* help and witn down the «»iap«U|pi , Mr. Saumway -tated about U $596,624 in Checks To date, $596,624.90 in corn-hog benefit checks have been received in Ko&suth county. Pour thousand, six hundred and twenty-four checks have been received thus far. $618 for Belief A check for $618 for the month of October for relief purposes was Kossuth's allottment of the Iowa emergency relief funds. The check was received at Auditor E. J. Butler's oflice. Married by Justice Charles HeldeKcheldt and June Pomeroy of BUrt were married by Justice H. B. White, in his office on Tuesday. Tells of Series Games T. H. Chrischilles entertained the Kiwanians last Thursday at th-:ir regular meeting with an account aud an- tcdo'es of his trip to St. Louis, where he attended two of the world series for Kossuth, this paper will carry tb* full details in next week's Issue. In the meantime, anyone wishing to enter is advised to communicate with the county agent, who will then be able to tell whether or not such a contest will be held. Lakota Men Face LOCAL SALESMAN, A. T. TWEET, 46, DIED SATURDAY Th? death of A. T. Tweet occurred early Saturday morning at his home in the Young apartments on South Jones street. He Is survived by his wife and daughter. Marilyn. Death was the result of a complication of ailments. The deceased was born June 7. 1888 and died Saturday, October 13, 1934, at the age of 46 years. Mr. Tweet was a salesman for the Harper, MclntiK Company of CeJar Rapids and with his family had made his home in Algona for about twelve years. A short prayer service, conducted by Rev. M. A. SJostrand, was held Sunday afternoon at the Merrltt Punera" Home. Interment took place In the family lot at Waukon, Iowa. Mrs Tweet, was accompanied to Waukon by Leonard Nelson and David Beck who succeeds Mr. Tweet as the Harper Mclntlre representative in this locality. Mr. Tweet was a man of ch/erfu disposition, well liked by all who knew htm. He had undergone numerous operations on one of his knees wh was Injured when he 1 was a boy, aw had had to get about, on crutches un with a cane for several months at a time. Despite his affliction he always maintained a gay whistle which came to be a characteristic by which his associates knew him. 2 Liquor Charges Ray Meyer, Lakota, charged bootlegging, was sentneced to with three months In jail by Judge Davidson, on Monday. He wfcs arraigned before Justice P. A. Danson, previous to the district court action. Ed Meyers also of Lakota was charged with illegal possession of liquor, and was released on a bond of $1,000 which was furnished. State and federal arrests. nun made the Lee Nugent Honor Guest at Reunion Dr. Lee Nugent of Algona, class of 1918 from the University of Iowa, has been designated as or.e of the honor guests at the homecoming celebration to be celebrated at Iowa City, Oct. 27, when Minnesota plays Iowa in football. Dr. Nugent is a letterman in the class of 1916. and it is i.r.e official reunion for the classes of 1894 and 1916. Change Water Rates Fenton: A slight change was made in the water rates at the last council meeting. The minimum rate was &t at *3.00 for six months. The first 5,000 gallons used each six months u! ; ixtv cents per 1,000 gallons. The next 10,000 gallons used each a* mouths at forty cents per 1,000 gallons uud Ui.> balar.ce at 30 ceoU per 1,000 gullous. Lone Rock Woman's Funeral on Tuesday The community was shocked and saddened at the death of Mrs. Andrew Thomson of near Lone Rock, who passed away at the Kossuth ho£pita Sunday morning. Mrs. Thomson underwent an appendectomy early las week and the latter part, of the week gave birth to a premature child whi dkd a few hours after Its mother. Fun eral services for mother and babe were held Tuesday afternoon from th> Presbyterian church at Lone Rock. Oi Wedntsciay afternoon, services wer again held at Ames and burial mad there. Stuie Ann Thomson was born ti Mr. and Mrs. August Stall in Boone Iowa, on September 16, 1895. and was 39 years, I month and 5 days old ut the time of her death. She was marred to Andrew Thomson and made her home one mile west of Lone Rock Two daughters and an infant sou survive. Tax Refund Oct. 27 Tax refund checks for th* second half of the 1933 tuxes will be ready for distribution starting Saturday, Oct. 27 County Treascrer M. J. Duffy stated yesterday. All those who are able, are asfcd to call at the oJlice starting on that date for their checks. Thoae who cannot, call, are requested to notify tlie County Namesake's Statue Placed on New York Drive Female Accomplice Tells Inside Story of Crimes A band of bad check artists, operating chiefly through the employment of oung girls between 20 and 25 years of age. Is believed to have been unoov- red here, as the result of information obtained with the arrest, ol two girls and a man in the past few days. C. R. Williams, who gave his age as 54, and who is wanted on a felony Jiwge at Brownfleld, Texas, according to SlKrifT Carl Dahlhauser, is said to o the leader of the bartd. Two girls and, Williams are being Held. Williams ind one girl, Peggy Trowbrldge, or Ellen Trowbridge, are being held in the xmnty Jail, here and the other girl, Vera Owens, alias Mable Stewart, or any ne of a half dozen other nom«s, is being held in Mason City. The round up of the trio came irough an accident. Eugene Wray, Conoco station manger here, had received a circular let- er from his company a few weeks go, warning him. to be on the look- ut for a pretty girl of about 23 or 4, who was driving a Plymouth car with Iowa license plates, and who waa Kossuth county citizens, whether familiar or not with the history behind the naming of their county, may be Interested in the reproduction in the adjacent picture of Louis Kossuth, the man for whom Kosni£h county was named. The statue In the picture Is located at 113th street, Riverside Drive, New York City. The inscription reads: "KOS- SOTH—Erected by a liberty loving race of Americans of Magyar origin to Louis Kossuth, the champion of Liberty." From the flies of the Upper Dea Moines-Republican, Sept. 28 issue, 1904, we cull ttie following facto f ^^wBTfemS^«»y in '«fix •on of a long line of Illustrious Hungarian patriots. Hungary, » subject of Austria, finally rebelled against the Hapsberg tyranny, and Louis Kossuth became the Hungarian leader. Until the advent o' Russia into the civil strife on Austria's side, the Hungarian cause met with success; after thrt it failed, and Louis Kossuth b t- came a fugitive. His Iravi Is brought Hiim to the United States, always a haven of refuge to those seeking liberty, and President Fil- .mor-? cordially received him in the White House. It was fitting that while pioneers were surveying and settling north Iowa, this county should take its name from a great patriot and a. man who stood for liberty and equality. Capture of New Recruit Causes Arrest of Pals Girls, down and out, led to believe hat they can make some easy money, work on a commission basis passing jad checks, Peggy Trowbrldge stated Tuesday in an Interview with a rep- esentative of The Algona Upper Des \tolnes. The girl said she was trying to maka living In Minneapolis, and met Wlll- ams, who offered her a Job passing ,he checks. This happened on Oct. 8. She left Minneapolis and worked with him for several days. Friday, Oct. 12, the day of her arrest, was the first day she operated alone, she stated. She was supplied with a cor and working capital, and turned loose with her checkbook. Being young and attractive, suspicions were not strong and when attendants were asked to cash the checks, they usually did. The filling stations were the chief victims. Sometimes the girls took in as much as $200 a day, Peggy stated, or at least that is what Williams told her. She said her home was In Kansas am she gave her age as 23. She said that last Friday, William and she parted company in Minne sola, and she was directed to go "on her own" for a day, and then mee him to Mason City...*tt£toother '^•ClM 1 "' *'' - „•;,' ' -.:..., .,,'^-'.4-W.\i*J*? ».-.' osslng bad checks. Asks to Cash Check Friday evening Wray wont out to crvlce a car. In it waa a young girl, he asked him if he would do her a 'avor. He said he would if he could, nd she popped the question of caih- ng a check. Wray recalkd the letter, and said le'd be right back. He told hia wife, who was in the station, to engage tier In conversation, while he attempl- d to flnd the letter and check the ioense plates, but by the lime he ound the Information, the girl had driven away, telling Mrs. Wray that he would get the check cashed in he next town, where she had friend*. Wray Follows Girl Wray called Sheriff Dahlhauser, and told him his hunch. He then jumped into hia car and started to follow the girl. He found her ctkr at the Junction where the Titus and Cook gas stations are located. In the mean- tune the sheriff had ttarted out, and a second call from Wray directed him to the Titus station. Kruse-Blossom Ins. Firms Consolidate H. N. Kruse and R. S. Blossom have combined their Insurance businesses, and the new nrm will be known as the usv-Blossom agency. The consolidation was made the first of the week. Tlie firm will continue to occupy the rooms over the Iowa State Bank where Mr. Kruse has had his office. In tlw past Mr. Blossom lias handled life insurance while Mr. Kruse has sold the various other kinds of policies. The alliance will enable the firm to handle- any kind of Insurance. PARTIES LAYING CTY. SCHEDULES Democratic, Republican Rallies Planned for County in Coming Week Burt Beats Swea to Take 4-Team Title Burt high won the second annual Burt business men's Invitational bafa-;- bali tournament last Saturday, defeating Swea City In the final game. 6 to 4. Swea City defeated Lone Rock 3 to 0. and Burt won over Grant Consolidated in the morning round, 5 to 0. Carr, Swea City hurler, allowed Lone Rock but one hit In their game, and R. Weiske gave up but one hit for Burt against Grant Consolidated. Lone Rock's battery was Earing and Long, and Ktlly and Boever were the Grant batteries. Smashes Thumb Alvin Briggs, iocal barber, had the iniiKrlun-. to smash his thumb, recently, when it was jammed in a washing machine. Have You Any of These $20 Hogs? Feeder pigs purchased during tiu< time on which all restrictions weri' raised on the purcba&e of same, 1. e- from Aug-Ubt 1 until November 30. must be reported to the Allottnieut Committee ut once. If purchasers to do this and the&e pi«s are found «u the Afm December 1, 1934, or if the purchase of these Pitts is discovered when the committee checks compliance, which it undoubtedly will do, the contract IKner wi'l probably be ass"es*>etl ac- curduitr to the administrative ruling which sets a $20.00 penally on each pi if ill excefcs of has production allowed for li>34. This upplit^ oiJy to piss uure- poKcd to date. Foiuv* c-ui bu obtained at the Coi-ii-Hos utlice which reportui£ these 1>'S*- With the approaching election of November 6, rapidly nearing, both the county political chairmen announced the opening of active county campaigns this week. At county republican headquarters. G. D. Shumway, chairman, announced ,hat a county rally will be held In the ilgh school audltourim, Oct. 24, with former chief Justice Fred F. Faville as ,he principal speaker of the evening. Several other speakers will also be pre- ent. A rally was held Tu-fday at Lu- Vcrne, at which C. R. Schoby, candidate for representative, and Fred Gll- .hrtit, incumbent congressman seeking reekction, were on the program. At, 'Swea City on Oct. 30, Ole Nagle- ttad, attorney general candidate, and Fred Qilchrist, will also appear. The democratic county campaign, headed by L. K. Linnan, will include four meetings in the next four days. Lakota will be the scene of a meeting on Friday of this week, Burt on Oct. 23, LuVerne on Oct. 24, and Swea City on Oct. 25. Leo Wegman, state treasurer and A. H. Bonstelter. incumbent representative, will be the chief speakers ut LuVerne, and Senator Paul Anderson of Gbwrii- at Swea CUy. Both Mr. Linnan and J. L. Bonar, local attorney, will also be at Uie meetings and on the program. Mrs. John Carlson Suffers From Stroke Mrs. John Carlson, mother of Adah and Ellen Carlson, suffeerd a stroke Friday afurnoon while walking around outside in her yard on North Woo--.ter street. Neighbors who saw her fall, carried her in the house and she has been confined to h.r bed since. The tinire right side of her body and her speech is parulyiied but she is conscious. Her daughter, Ellen, R. N., is taking caie of her. Great concern Ls felt for Mrs. Carlson by her many friends because of her advanced age. She will be seventy-tight years old lliis winter. WILLIAMS HAS LONG CRIMINAL RECORD J3, B. WOUND* who to Mtaf IMIA fett* tn oonMotten wttfa tberto* *>' bad otaek MiM* WM to to ftmt|fl- ed bef are * load Jurtlce yertentojr ml- tornoon on » tuffUro warrant drawn op by County Attorney M. C. McMahon. Sheriff Dahlhaawr received the criminal record of William*, who has eight aliases, from the state bureau of criminal Identification, yesterday. Ilia record Include* arrento at I4n- coln, Neb., Oklahoma City, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Laredo, Texas, Minneapolis, St. Joseph, Mo., and other cities on charges ranging from passing; bad checks to aasaoit, tonr- ery, counterfeiting, swindling and committing a felony. Sheriffs from Waterloo, Nevada, Prlmchar and other points have called here to ask that WlEiam* be held for them on bad check charges. In Illegal Drug Sale Brings Jail Sentence N. M. Anderson of Bull. Who wui charged some time ago witii veudnu; druys without u state license and had his cu-v_ continued, was sentenced !o 15 day;, in the county jail by Justice H B. White. Tucauay. when it was l.und thai he had not procured the liteii^L- in Li.e ijieajilune. A second Cd*>t' on u similar chai'H-. agaiiut A. J. Net-land, also ol Burt. di.-aii.-scd when it was founil thai Neelund had obtained hfci aUU'j license. Tile CO.-.U ot the caoe v, re paid b., Nov:Uiid. But the girl came out an.l jumped nto her car, driving away She tried o cash a check at Cook's, but not at Titus'. The Kossuth sh-erln* startea east after her. and found her In a filling sta- ion at Garner, where he arrested her. After some questioning, and after gong through lv:r handbag, he fount! hat the girl and her accomplices were o meet at Mason City, and Saturday uorning a. trap was set at Mason City Second Girl Trapped the meantime, the tecond girl, Stewart, or whatever her alias luppcned to be, walked into her undo- HK at Garner, when she attempted to ash a check, unaware of what had) Happened to the other girl in the trio. She got away before the Hancock sher- ic could nab her, but he set out after her, and caught her near Bock- ford. Sturiff Dahlhauser and other officers found Williams waiting in his car west of Charles City. Instead of the girls, Willams met the officers. Had Variety of License Plates In his car were a variety of license plates. Passing of bad checks by attractive girls had led state officials in the middle west to suspicion that an organized gang was doing the work, and the Kossuth sheriffs office had. received information several weeks ago regarding their operation. The arrest of the trio is .xpected to clear up the situation. No charges against t"e girl held here had been nled, U was stated by officials, and Williams will be turned over to the Texas sheriff, Dahlhauser intimated. What di:position is made of the girl in jail at Mason City rests in the hands of Oerro Gardo or Hancock officials. Anderson Brothers Dissolve Partnership The firm of Anderson Bros., which has been in Algona for twenty yeara, was dissolved October 15. when Anton Anderson, senior number of the firm. Hcbnan a&d Ev- Anderson and his two sons, erttt, purchased th< interests. Ills firm will continue a«j the Anderson Ritewuv Urocery. la point 01 >•. urs in ta&iuc&s. Anton Ander.-on is one of the ve'-. vans in Al- t'ona. He and L-.-Hoy B.irnn. who has •lisco ivriio.ed from AliiC'-'. purchaied thi-h- lii-ill i. i.-ut u'.;! : ..:' '-am Frank VVink.l. Mr. Bai-;..n .-» i-i ;.,,:. to Ch-:s- t.r ru-lr.-.. \vlio v.uo in partnership I'.ic ;:b ul three years, until he disposal ni hi.s interest to Oacav ANdersow wiu hud been employed ill tho busi- ntij for eight or nine yeoi'f.

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