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OFFICIAL CHT AND COUNTY PAPER ifistablished 1865 Algona 3Upper 2ie* ^^^^ ^%. ^^ flrCTORICAL DEPT. NEW HOME FOR COUNTY MUTUAL STATE'S FINEST Two Stories, Fireproof Throughout, Under Construction _ ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 26. LAROfiST CIRCULATION KOSStTTB Ton Pngos— Home Town Boys Who Have Truly Made Good Wants to Be Gov. MODERNISM KEY OF ENTIRE BLDG. If a business section can resemble a bee hive, then North Dodge street In AJgona does. With work well along on the new Joe Greenberg building, and the basement excavation complete for the new Heise Estate fronts, added activity is now being lent by the start of work on the new Kossuth Mutual building, which will become the finest building of Its kind in the state owned by a county mutual. Most Modern in Area The Kossuth building will be probably the most modernistic of any building In the city. At least- a study of the plans, adopted by the directors, would indicate tha fact Thorwald Thorson of Fores' City is the architect A window will go completely ar ound the corner of the new building, and special casements will be installed which open from the in aide. A half circle into the door way will be another new feature. The building will be completely fireproof, two stories high, ant 23 feet wide and 65 feet long. Geo L. Miller Is the general contractor Laing & Muckey are doing the plumbing and heating installation and Pratt Electric Is handling the electrical work. 9 Vaults Planned The basement will be of concrete the first floor will be concrete with asphalt-tile covering. Steel joists metal lathe and concrete will be uaed throughout. Steel joists and a steel deck will be used on the roof. Even steel stairs will be used Vaults will be installed in the basement, and o-i the first and second floors. No wood except dcors will be used in th,e building ani Inside wood trim. Plaster paint will be used for interior decorating Second Floor Offices On the second floor, five offices will be available. The company intends to rent space on the second floor. On the fifst floor, the front office will b* an officiate' office. Immediately back of that will be a working office for general purposes. A consultation, directors' room and vault will complete the first floor arrangement. In the basement, the furnace which will be thermostatically controlled, will be stoker fired. Even the letters on the outside of the building are to be of stainless steel. CITY FINANCIAL REPORT SHOWS $17,000 JUMP Expenses Gut Over $1,000 At The Same Time LIGHT PLANT HAS $8,000 INCREASE If you were a stockholder in a concern that increased its gross business during the past year by name $17,000, and at. the same time kept its expenses down to $1,000 less than the preceding year, you'd probably feel you were connected with a flourishing organization. Well, whether you know it or not, you are. We refer to the City of Algona, and every resident and taxpayer of the city is a stockholder in the concern. FUcal Yearn Compared A comparison of the annual statements of March 31, 1935, and of March 31, 1936, reveals some interesting information. For instance the grand total of receipts increased considerably as below: Receipts, 1935—$134,607.29. Receipts, 1936—4151.952.14. Then let us take a look at the total expenditures during ihe same periods. The above figures are for the fiscal years which end on March 31, 183S, and March 31, 1936. Electric Receipt* Uuiii Receipts of the electric light plant again show an increase. The Mtle of power, and other sources of income brought in $75,784.33 in the 1830 year, while the new report •hows that the proceeds jumped to And ju*t to prove bow solvent the city is, it might interest you to * know that there was the amall sum of 1167,374.77 cash on band on Ifarcb 81, 1830, as compared with 1X87,188.18 the year before. We're not asking you to brag, understand, but you don't have to take a back wat for boaatera from any other community, either. MemoriafP. O. Hours Tne AJgon* postoffic* will be cliwed Saturday, May 80tb, all day except from 8:30 a. m. to ten a- m. when the general delivery window will be open for the distribution of mail. All incoming and outgoing ma i| w uj be dispatched as usual- There will b* no city or rural delivery. RICHARD F. MITCHELL of Fort Dodge visited In Algona Saturday in the interests of his candidacy for the democratic nomination for Governor of Iowa. Mr. Mitchell, who has many friends in Algona, is at present serving on the supreme bench of Iowa. He ir one of the flnn young men who have grown up at Ft Dodge. He was an aviator in the war and has spent his life in the legal profession. He is opposed for the nomination by Lieut. Gov. Kraschel. Mitchell is the better man. UNION TOP. GIRL IN SCHOOL HAS NARROW ESCAPE Lightning Strikes School, Splinter Missed Reibhoff Girl When Clarice Reibhoff. small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Reibhoff, stooped over to pickup something from the floor in district 2 school, Union township, abe probably saved her life. ^ At that moment, last Friday morning about 11 a. m., a bolt of lightning struck the school house, tore boards from the siding, and sent a large splinter across the room directly In the path of which Clarice would have been sitting, had she been erect. The teacher, Adrla Peterson, and the five pupils were stunned by the terrible thock, nnd needless to say, school was dismissed for the day. Some repairs on the school will be necessary. However, it did not burn, which was fortunate also. Gardner Cowles and Harvey Ingham, Iowa's foremost newspaper men, came up from Des Moines last Thursday and spent a day visiting with old Algona friends, with whom they have never lost touch since go- Ing to Des Moines 35 years ago. During the years, Mr. Cowles as publisher and Mr. Ingham, editor, the Register and Tribune have grown to be among the big and prosperous papers of the middle west. Of late years Mr. Cowles' two sons and other younger men have taken much of the work and responsibility from their shoulders, and left them leisure to travel and enjoy life. A few months ago the Register and Tribune Company bought the Minneapolis Star, lead"- ing Minneapolis daily, and expects to make it one of the great papers of the middle west. Mr. and Mrs. Cowles have recently returned from a trip to Honolulu, California, Panama Canal Zone and Washington, D. C., and Mr. and Mrs. Ingham spent most of the winter in California and the southwest. Both men are carrying their years very gracefully and enjoy nothing more than a visit with i their many friends in Algona, who' are always glad to welcome them to ' the old home town, where they started out in the newspaper business, Mr. Ingham as editor of the Algona Upper Des Moines and Mr. Cowles as a partner of the late Milton Starr in, the old Algona Republican. VOL. :U.—NO. 21 Weber Boy, 4M Killed by Truck At Livermore The young son of Mr. and Mrs. Weber of Livermore was killed on Monday afternoon when he was struck by a gravel truck driven by Edward Anderson, who is in the employ of Contractor Bill Williams. The child, who was four and one- half years of age, had been playing in the street with some other children and dashed out in front of the truck. It Is understood that Anderson swerved his truck to avoid the child, but he kept running and was caught and crushed beneath the back wheels. He was taken immediately to Fort Dodge and died in a hospital there within two hours. The parents of the child moved to Livermore about two months ago and the father operates a cream station. They have one other child. Anderson, driver of the truck, is the step-son of Eric Anderson, the marshal of Livermore. A coroner's inquest was set for today, Tuesday. Rewrites Of N«wi From Last Friday'* Kotiuth County Advance 2 Wesley Pupils High in State Wesley: Public school pupils and leachers are elafed over the fact ihat Wesley has two representatives among the ten pupils in the state who stood highest in the recent state examinations. They are von Gcrdes, in algebra, and Edward Funnemark, in economics. The two young persons will be given a trip to Iowa City the first week in June, to compete in further contests. The Wesley school also won third place In Latin. Seneca Youth Shot Seneca: Robert Halverson was offering from an infection in his land as a result of a bullet gong through it, but is improving. He was able to be at school Wednesday for the first time in a month. BIVERVIEW CESIETEBY ass'n lias declared Its intention to sell all unpaid for lota In the cemetery, or lots on which upkeep fees have not been paid. Notice will be given before sale. MRS. LEWIS EIKE, 75, died last week Monday night from arthritis. Funeral services were held Thursday with Rev. A. English officiating. Interment was in Rlvervlew. Mrs. Elke was born in Norway. A son, Oscar, and Mr. Elke, survive, and Mrs. P. D. Nolan of Shenandoah, a daughter. • * •• F. A. M. FROST, 89, veteran railroad man, passed away here on Tuesday afternoon of last week. He had been ailing for six months. Funeral service* were held-Thursday at the horn* ot hi* daughter, Mrs. F. L. Trlbon, and burial was n Rlverview. Rev. J. H. Edge officiated. Mr. Frost was horn ir Jersey City, II. J. DR. R. L. CORBIN, LuVerne, was named defendant In a suit for !751 damages, brought by George 3obst, Hampton. The latter Is aak- ng damages as a result of an an accident on highway 10, March 31. IT HAS NOW been discovered that Jean Arthur, movie actress, was born at Burt. This is the second celebrity to be traced back to Burt in the past two weeks. The case of a woman who died of a murderous attack of her husband out In California was also localized by discovering that she came originally from Burt. MRS. JOHANNA SEXE, Swea City, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Poole. Funeral services were held Sunday of last week at the Poole home. Mrs. Sexe was 72. FRED LEHMAN, Whittemore, was discovered dead In bed, last week Monday. He was born in Germany, and is survived by his wife and four daughters, Mrs. Reinhard Behnke, Whittemore; Mrs. Peter Kollasch, Burt; Mrs. Julius Baas, Plum Creek; and Mrs. Wm. Longstreet, Decorah. Funeral services were conducted last Wednesday by Rev. Discher in the Lutheran church. < MEMORIAL DAY SAT., MAY 30 Dr. Lynch of Sioux City to Give Address at Hi School Auditorium Memorial Day Services will be opened with the ceremony at the North River bridge, conducted by the Boy Scouts in commemoration of the soldiers and sailors who were buried at sea The Boy Scout troops will assemble at the Legion Hall at 8 a. m. and march from there to the bridge, conducting the services at approximately 8:30, at which time the scouts will deposit a Memorial wreath on the water and fire a salute to the dead. All veterans of the Spanish-American war and the World War and the public are urged to attend this service. Program Further services will then be held at the high school auditorium at 10:00 a. m. Following is the program to be presented at the high school. Invocation by Rev. Hueser, pos chaplain. Music ("America") led by Mrs Theo. Herbst . .,--».—«*»^~, ' Remark* by D. C. ttttte&UUM Commander. Vocal solo, John Cleghorn. Address, Dr. J. H. Lynch, Sioux City. Observance Silent Reverence. Benediction, Rev. Geo. Vance. The Women's Relief Corps and Veterans of the Spanish-American and World Wars, and Boy Scouts will assemble at the Legion hall at 9:30 and will attend these services in a body. Immediately following the services at the auditorium, the veterans and patriotic organizations will form in a parade and march to the cemetery for the conclusion of the services. Dr. J. H. Lynch of Sioux City, who is the principal speaker of the day, Is a former Kossuth county citizen, having resided In Lone Rock and Bancroft, prior to the war. At Cemetery The following ceremonies nt the cemetery will conclude the program: Music by the Algona Band and the Boy Scout Drum Corps. Memorial Prayer, Rev. A. S. Hueser, Chaplain American Legion. Introductory Talk and Introduction of Speaker, D. C. Hutchison, Commander. Address, Rev. Geo. Vance. Presentation of Memorial wreaths by the veterans and patriotic organizations. Salute to the Dead. Taps. The line of march from the auditorium to the cemetery may have to be changed PRIMARY COMES MONDAY, JUNE 1 Below We List Some of the Candidates to be Voted For Interest in Dickinson Vote Next Monday, June 1, is the date of the primary election in Iowa and Kossuth county voters should take time off from their work and go to the polls. It is difficult to tell Just how Kossuth county will line up. Of course the greater interest here is in Senator Dickinson's vote in his home county. It Is thought he will carry the county over Brookhart, his leading opponent, but you never can tell. It Is thought that he will get the required 35 per cent in the state and the nomination. The four other republican candidates are liable to be far in the rear. Vote for Dickinson There can be no question that Senator Dickinson is the leading republican candidate for the senate In the primary next Monday, and his home county is expected to give him a good lead In the voting. Senator Dickinson, who Is one of the recognized dark horse leaders for the republican nomination for president, has placed Algona and Iowa on the political map in a national way. Algona and Kossuth county people should recognize the distinction we have been given through Senator Dickinson. Herring Favored Over Utterback Governor Herring and Congressman Utterback are fighting for the democratic nomination. Both are able men with large| followings but the fact that Utterback is an old- time prohibitionist will not do him any good with the democrats it Is thought. Call for Governor The republican candidates for governor are Geo. R. Call, J. M Grimes and Geo. A. Wilson. Apparently all good men, but Kossuth county should give Mr. Call the preference, as he is well qualified and also as he is a native of Algona, where his grandfather, Asa C. Hazing of Durwood Baker By Two High School Boys To Be Taken to the Courts Voting Beqins in Contest To Win a 10-Day Trip , was one of the founders of the town. Kossuth Should be for Mitchell The democrats have the present lieutenant governor, N. C. Kras chol and Richard Mitchell of For Dodge to choose from as their can didate for governor. Mr. Mltchel is at present on the state suprom bench. He is a neighbor of our and .the better man and should b Algona Stores Will Close Memorial Day/ Saturday/ May 30 All stores will close all day Memorial Day, except Grocery and Drug Stores, which will remain open till 10 o'clack a. in. Uroeer- ies will be closed for the balance of the day, but the drug stoi-es will open again at four o'clock. Stores Will Be Open Friday Evening/ May 29 All stores will keep regular Saturday evening hours on Friday evening, May 29, the evening preceding Memorial Day. This will give opportunity for those unahle to do their trading in the day time to do so in the evening. This action is recommended by the Business Men's Council of the Algona Community Club John Devlne Boni In Kouttth John Devlne of Humbo'dt count} is one of the republican candidates for secretary of state, who Is well qualified for the office and will probably get H good vote in Kos suth, where he was born. He has been one of the most prominent men in Humboldt for many y°ars and has a large following. MM. Alex Miller, the present secretary of state, is the leat'ing candidate on the democrat ticket. Hanson for Auditor Frank M. Hanson of Garner is another neighbor who is candidate For auditor of state on the repub- icun ticket, and will doubtless be favored by Kossuth county voters. Tliumlm Down on \\Vnnian Leo Wegman, the present treasur- T of state Is the only candidate on he democrat ticket. We all know Wegman and his sale of flve per cent bonds. Frank L. Williams of Cedar Rapids will be his opponent on the republican ticket, and it is o be hoped will win in the fall. Congressional Candidate* For congress, Fred Oilchmt, present congressman, is unopposed on the republican ticket. He has nude a good record. There are two candidates for the democratic nomination, Andrew Bell of Denson and Ray Murray of Buffalo Center. Both apparently are good men. Murray is at present secretary of agriculture. For State Senate H. E. Narey of Spirit Lake is the republican candidate for state senator and Lester Gillette of the same town is the democrat candidate. Both are unopposed. The Representative Fight For representative from Kossuth, I Tice Brack of Ledyard is the republican candidate with no opposition for the nomination. The democrat candidates are Geo. D. Moulton of Ledyard and C. H. Ostwinkle of Algona. Four Candidates for Auditor For county offices there will be some sharp tights. For auditor, E. C. Hovey and E. N. Taylor are opposing candidates on the republican ticket. E. J. Butler, present popular auditor is opposed by C. R. Janviin for the nomination oil the democratic ticket. Three Candidates for Treasurer For treasurer, C. W. Pearson is unopposed for the republican nomination and M. J. Duffy, the present treasurer, is being opposed by R. S. Blossom for the democratic nomination. All good men. Mrs. McEvov Is Opposed For clerk of courts, Ira Kohl is unopposed for the republican nomination, and Mrs. McEvoy, present clerk, is being opposed by Duke Kinsey for the democratic nomination. Hot Fight for Sheriff The tights in both parties for the nomination for sheriff has been spirited. The present sheriff. Carl Dahihauser, is being opposed by his former deputy, Casey Losa, for the democratic nomination. The republican candidates are A. J. Berens of Bancroft and Gilbert Hargreaves of Algona. All of these candidates ahe good men and the fur has been flying during the past few weeks with the outcome iii doubt. (Continued on Buck Page) Ledyard Girl Is First to Poll 500 Alice iMniilton of Ledyard jumped into an early lead lost week, when 800 votes for her were cast by Julius Lontsch, cafe proprietor of Lodyard, who subscribed for the pnper and gave his votes to Alice, who works In his cafe. Ilda Patterson of the Blackstone Luncheonette, Algona, wan right behind Miss Moulton with another 500 votes, and a new subscription. All entries in the contest must tx> working girls or employed in some capacity In Kossuth rounty to be eligible-. COMMENCEMENTS IN LOCAL SCHOOLS Public Schools and Acad emy in Graduation Exercises Commencement exercises for the senior class of 1936 of the public high school, who number 74, are. scheduled for Wednesday night of this week at the auditorium. No admission is being charged but all seats are being reserved. Reservations may be made by calling at the high school any time. The program theme is "Education and the Present Crisis" and was planned and directed by the class of 1936. The program Is listed below: Processional Liebeslied, The Gypsy Overture by the high school orchestra under Invocation by Rev. Arthur Hues- Pilgrims Chorus by the high school mixed chorus, Margaret McNown, director. Introduction by John McDowell, principal. Panel—Audrey Mucker, Wayne Afoore, Herbert Potter, Bill Dailey. Generalization vs. Specialized Higher Education—Dr. A. R. Luu- er, Supt. of Psychology, Iowa .State College, Ames. Vocal solo—Richard Keen. Presentation of special awards— Supt. O. U. Laing. Presentation of Diplomas—G. D. Shumwuy, president of board of education. Benediction—Rev. M. A. Sjostrand. The names of the seniors were isted in a recent issue. Baccalaureate exercises of the Algona high school seniors were icld Sunday evening at the high school auditorium and u large crowd of interested parents and riends was in attendance. Music vas furnished by the Congregation- il church choir and Rev. C. Paul larlson gave the invocation. Rev Ueo. Vance was the main speaker if the evening and his topic was A Law of Life." Rev. A. S. Hues- r gave a scripture reading and al- o the benediction which conclud- d the short program. Academy Exercises Sunday The Academy high schol seniors will hold their commencement exercises in the Catholic church on Sunday evening, May 31. Foilov- ing the processional, the Rev. 'Father Grady, Bancroft, will give the main address to the class There will be presentation of diplomas by Rev. T. J. Davern, pastor, which will be followed by benediction and recessional. The names of the lifteen seniors is listed below; Stanley Patterson, Loren Courtney, Leo Frankl, Gordon Holla&ch, James Butler, Bernard Weaver, Margaret Ostwinkle, Evelyn Dole, Hazel Walker. Dorothy McEnroe, Wilma Kapp, Margaret Bliley, Ellen Mary Jennett, Elnora Klein and Delores Kl- bert. Three Way to Get Votes; Every Girl Has Equal Chance A total of 40 entries In the Working Girls' Popularity Contest, are well started on their quest of a free 10-Uay trip to the Texas Centennial Exposition, as a guest of The At- gona Upper Des Moines and the new State Theatre. The contest grt under way last Tuesday, and will end Friday, July . The Constants Contestants In the contest as it hit its stride are us follows: Algoim—Ildn Patterson, Drusllla Violet Norman, Esther Betty Backus, Bernlce Harrington, Dorlys Knudscn, Loretta Wlnkel, Ardella Hovey, Zora Kdilh, Jane Hemphill, Mary M. -Cain, and Ruth McKce. Wlilttrmnrc—Irene Heller and Marcella Cullen. LuVerne—Clara Wcdol and Anna Ftamus. Fenton—"Toots" Gramenz, Lola Warner and Beatrice Kramer. Wesley—Maurlne Hansen. Burt—Mnrgarct Morncss, Helen Schroeder, Esther Olsor Tltonka—Julia Stott. Lakota—Freda Jager, Irene Wer- ringa, Violet Mae Riddle and Muriel Johnson. Ledyard—Alice Moulton and Beulah Clifford. Swea City—Susan Uhr, Pearl Dahl, Edna Anderson, Dcncll Stock man and Lucille Anderson. Bancroft—Rose Mary Murphy St. Benedict—Roslee Door and Bertha Fasbender. Cor with—Cora Mae Masterson. How to (Jet Votes Vpies for .the girls ore obtained Information Filed by Baker Against Mathes and Hutchins SCHOOL BOARD BANS HAZING Criminal charges have been filed by Dr. L. G. Baker against Russeil Hutchlns and Owen Mathes for assault and battery on his son, Durwood, 16, Thursday night. Charges may be filed later against several other boys. They will have to appear In the juvenile court before Judge Davidson when court convenes after June 8th. According to his parents, Durwood suffered cuts about his jaw and received a smashed nose and two black eyes. The sight of his left eye Is, as yet, impaired and causes him much pain. Officers who investigated said they learned the attack occurred after the high school class play, as Durwood, a senior, ran from a car to the back door of his home. Several cars had followed the one he occupied to the Baker home and two others were parked near there when he arrived. Five or six boys participated in the struggle with Durwood and dragged him, bleeding from the mouth and nose, to the front of his home and then to the running board of a waiting car. Ten or twelve other boys stood on the side-lines hooting and rushing In to take part at different times. Night Officer Valentine happened on the scene at that moment and intervened when he saw th» victim was In no condition to go for a ride. No names were taken by Valentin as Durwood told him he knew all the boys. After several minutes of hot argument the boys were sent on their way and Durwood was taken in the house. The boys were Juniors who Intended to take Durwood on a "ride" an part of the hazing given the senior boys each year by the juniors. As he had been taken once before, Durwood put up a struggle which resulted In his injuries. In the form of "rides" to receives" a ballot. Thl» ballot,' af- / custom In th« junior class for rasny ter being filled In with the name of (years. your favorite, should be deposited in n ballot box in the lobby of the theatre. Kadi week in this newspaper a coupon appears. Clip thin, fill in the name of your favorite, and eith- •r ilrop it in the State Theatre bul- ot box or sec that it reaches the Upper I )en Molne-S office. Kach andidnli- may obtain as many of .hose coupons as possible 1 . Kach new subscriber obtained ind credited to any contestant is vorth 500 volu.s. Theatre tickets count 2ri votes for ulults, mid 10 votc.s for children's Ickets. The coupon in the paper is worth 10 votes. Baker has been con lined to Ilia bed since. A meeting of the school board was 1 held Monday evening at the high school and the following- resolution was mndc: "Resolved that the board disapproves of hazing of any nature and recommends that disciplinary action should be taken in cascB under its jurisdiction." Former Coach Is Given College Post Aubrey Bonliam, coach at the Algona high school from 1929 through 19S1, and assistant before that time, has been named freshman basketball coach and varsity football trainer at Whittier college, Whittier, California. He is physical director of the Whittier city schools. He went to California in 1932 as baskefcall and track coach at the University of Southern California. Bonham intends to attend a coaching school in Chicago this summer, and renew acquaintances out this way. Scarlet Fever Cases in Burt Burt: Several new cases o£ scarlet fever developed the last ftw days. Principal C. F. Flannigan came down with it Thursday and was taken to his home at WiU- iamsbuig that evening. S. .7. Furdal and Erna Baars took him home. June 30 Deadline on Old Age Taxes DCS Moines: June liO is the last day of grace for payment of the 1U36 old age assistance tax without penalty, according to Mrs. K. U. Meredith, chairman of the lowu Old Age Assistance Commission. After that date, a penalty of one percent per niuuth will attach. Mrs. Meredith points out that all persons residing in Iowa, who are citizens of the United .States and 21 years of age and upwards, except inmates of stale anU county institutions, are required by law to pay the annual old age assistance tax of two dollars. She also emphasizes Uie fuel that every old age tax payment of $2.00 by an lowan means $4.00 to help an additional number of needy Iowa aged in their declining years, because of the fact that the federal foverr.ment is now matching Iowa's peub'ur fuiiuj, doll ir for dollar. Liquor Store Will Close for 3 Days DOS Moines: Iowa's liquor stores will be closed for three days over the Memorial Day week e;i<J, because of closing restrictions in the liquor control act. The law requires that the state stores be closed un Memorial 1 lay. which fulls on .Saturday. May :;u. Stores must be closed on the following, Sunday, as usual. The law alsu pro- 1 School". viiies that stores remain closed all day on primary election day. which comes on Monday. June 1. This i.s the longest period ot closing for the state liquor stores aCpce the first one opened in June, 1«34. Footprint Baby To Solve Identity A strange case of possible mixed identities of babies, and a declaration on the part of the lather that le would not support the child, was perplexing local county officials ast week. The child, a Itith months old girl, was foolpmUed, and the prints compared with those taken shorl- y after the little girl's birth at Iowa City. Sheriff Carl Dahlhauser took the prints to Des Moines. where a comparison was made by he state bureau of of investigation. The opinion \vus. therefore, that lie prints were identical and that .he little girl was Ihe one originally born to the couple at Iowa City. Burt Man in Narrow Escape Walter liunkofske, Burt, brother of Henry Bunkofske, Algoim barber, narrowly escaped death on Thursday afternoon when his truck was smashed under the wheels of the M. & St. ],. freight train in Livermore. Bunkofske leaped from the truck just before it was struck und escaped injury. He WUH employed by the Metz Construction company, which is paving federal highway 109, and was backing his truck over the main track to a spur to get a load of paving materials, west of the station house. The truck stalled on the main line as the freight train, which was switching in the yards, bore down on his machine. He attempted to sturl the motor again and waited- until the last minute before jumping f.-om the truck to safety. The truck, property of Henry Ristau. LuVerne, was crushed to a heap of junk. School Banquet Held at Swea City .Swea City: The junior-senior ban- quel was served at Uie high school dining room Friday evening, May 22, by the American Kegum Auxiliary. The theme. "The Takeoff", was curried out in due airplane .style with airplane pilou and slew- ardess as waiu-rs. The color .scheme i;i blue and golrj was carried out in table decorations. Tile following piogrum was given with ],uela .Senlen/eter as the lou:,lim:>lrcss: Welcome. Mavis Larson; Kespon.sc. Kobcrt Iceland; "Klyinj;", Heiin Kluxer, "(Jruunii I'auhnc I'l'e.itiin: "Dual Flights", Harold Applequist; "Solo Flight", Hazel Hanson; "The Air- ihip Kong." senior buys' quartette— Kobert Iceland, Junior. Hanifan, (iilford Smith, and Kobert Hiigluiid, accompanist, Hazel Kolihu; "Stunl- iiiK", Karl Berg; "Valse Caprice", Koberl Bunje; "Happy Lai.ding," Supt. A. H. Schueler. The group ot youi'g- [jlki and faculty enjoyed •! show at the Inwa following the banquet. There Wire 22 scniois and 17 luuiors loge-.her with the faculty members present at the banquet. Little Boy Injured Lillle Derrell Steven, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steven. Algona, suffered a fractured vertebrae, a basal skull fracture and possible oilier fruclures when he fell down t\ night of cement stairs Monday morning. The little fellow, who is 2, was following his mother up the basement steps when he lost bis balance and fell onto the cemeut basement floor. He is now a pa,Umi in the Koasuth hospital.

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