The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 14, 1936 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 14, 1936
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HISTORICAL DEFT. OFFICIAL AND COUNTY PAPER gUgona dipper Be* Jitome* LARGEST CIRCULATION IN ROSStJTH Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JULY 14, 1936" Kiplit Popes VOL. 84.—NO. 28 Sensational Divorce Charges by Wesley Woman Will be Aired MRS. BEN HOPKINS IN COUNTER SUIT FOR A DIVORCE .I-'' Makes Charges Claiming Ben Was a Gay Lothario or Something Sensational charges of consorting with other women were made in an amended and substituted answer and cross petition filed in district court Monday by Mrs. Lucille Hopkins, Wesley, who is seeking a divorce from Ben Hopkins. Wesley Milwaukee depot agent "Much of the petition contains allegations which are of an unprintable nature. Recently Mr. Hopkins filed «uit for divorce, basing his actions on charges that Mrs. Hopkins had accused him of having colored blood. The petition filed yesterday by Mrs. Hopkins is in answer to his petition seeking the divorce, and ahe In turn asks a divorce from him. M|rs. Hopkins' petition claims "The plaintiff has, throughout said time, treated the defendant herein as a slave, abusing her by calling her vile epithets such as 'red light district woman', inferring thereby that she was reared in, and frequented houses of prostitution, without the slightest ground or reason therefor •**". The petition further states: 'That the plaintiff (Mr. Hopkins) practically never missed an opportunity to humiliate the defendant in the presence of other ••• by showing his attentions to and affections for other women, one of whom the defendant verily believes the plaintiff Intends to marry if a divorce is grant• ed him ***". The further charge is made that "On frequent occasions when the plaintiff was away from home, he would, upon his return thereto, brag and boast to the defendant herein that he, the plaintiff, had been visiting red light district* and had bought liquor for naked women, and tola he would do brazenly and without shame, and for the ^^MABb^MSllB lendnnt an ing her»*»". Another charge contained in the petition is: "That the plaintiff would permit, encourage and Induce women of questionable repute to visit their home and to stay there for considerable periods of time, for the rcrxl object and pur- p08c thnt the plaintiff might carry, on 11 nirtntion with such women in the presence of this defendant •** and after the defendant would get rid of such women the plaintiff would attempt to procure them to return to his home for the ostensible purpose of keeping house for hlin, but for the real purpose of continueing such unseemly and improper conduct with them in the very home of the defendant, and upon such occasions he would, in the presence of the defendant herein. compare the defendant with BUeh other women, all to the disadvantage of the defendant*"". The petition also states: "That the plaintiff has frequently boasted to this defendant . . . that he kissed other women, that he drank beer with them, and that he would continue to do so as much and as long as he pleased." Mrs. Hopkins also charges that ulnce they were married in Cleveland, Sept. 29, 1926, Mr. Hopkins has not really supported her, and has never bought her any clothing or shoes. She also alleges that the family car was purchased largely with her earnings. Hutchison & Hutchison, Algona, and Diamond & Jory, Sheldon, are attorneys tor Mrs. Hopkins. Charges as noted in petitions are made by the plaintiffs, and are subject to disproof when the case comes up for trial. Petitions tell but only one side of the story. Judge Davidson Is Holding Court Judge F. C. Davidson, of Emmetsburg, opened court yesterday morning as a part of the June vacation terra. There is neither a grand nor a petit jury for the June term of court and only cases triable before a judge alone can be brought up. Yeaterday morning there was a creditor examination in a case, and yesterday afternoon a hearing on the Mrs. Nettie Fisher vs. Modern Woodman Insurance Co. was being held In this case the insurance company is willing to pay the money, but there is a question of Whom it is payable to. Mr. Fisher made the insurance payable to Im first wife as beneficiary when he took It out, and when he was re- 4 married he neglected to have this changed. A clause In the policy •Utes »ht* if the beneficiary is dead the Insurance goes to the surviving •pouae, and it is under this clause tfe&t Mrs. Fisher Is making her Irvington Boy Hurt Playing in Dump Dick, the « ywt old •on of » la* BUey, Is on tfe* sick U»t put few days. He met with a ser- iou* accident, while at play **" th» iunk dump north of town. He Ml S did down . U*. »£< into the junk dumped there and grabbed into broken glass cutting hiiband very badJy. He was ru»b- •4 toTdoctor in AHfona, who to* Mtvttal silcthes is the hand, «od at this writing he i* recovering- In Ike WEEK'S NEWS V CURRENT EVENTS PHOTOGRAPBGD FOR ,*..,_ The Upper Des Moines WEDDING PARTY OF NOTED NEWLYWEDS—From left to right are Fannie Hurst, famous novelist and writer; Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mrs. Ruth Bryan Owen, U. S. Minister to Denmark, and her husband of a few moments, Captain Boerge Rohde of the Life Guards of King Christian of Denmark, after the wedding at St James Episcopal Church, Hyde Park, N. Y. Miss Hurst was Mrs. Owen's sole attendant President Roosevelt also attended the ceremony. BAIL CHIEF LAUDS MODEL TRAIN HOBBY—Chairman Harry G. Taylor of the Western Association of Railway Executives recently visited the "Little Western" railroad built by William Haverly, 18, of Bellwood, Illinois. Manned by a • crew of four youthful dispatchers, this miniature system is built to exact scale and operates over 856 feet of track. STEEL TRAPS SET FOR CHILDREN, CHARGE;—complaint of mothers of neighborhood children that Hyman Gorwitz, small shopkeeper in San Francisco's "skidway" section, put out steel traps, baited with discs looking like money, resulted in Gorwftz's arrest, charged with assault to do bodily harm. FAIR STUNT PILOT KILLED THURSDAY F. A. COREY DIES , AT AGE OF 71 Was Active in Community Enterprise Until HI Health Intervened As Vice President of Cty. Fair Aided in Bldg. of Old Grandstand Fred Corey, Jong time resident of Algona, died last Friday night at about ten o'clock, after an illness which confined him to his bed only a few days. His trouble was diabetes, and his health had been ser- ously affected during the past year. The terrible heat during the >ast ten days had taken a large toll on his vitality and left him without strength to combat the ravages of the disease. The news of his death came as a great shock to his many friends, who had not realized that he was seriously 111. Born In Wisconsin Fred Albert Corey was born June 7, 1866, and was a month and three days past his 71st birthday. His father was engaged in farming at Evanavillc, Wisconsin, at the time. He came to Wesley, Iowa, with his larents when 17 years of age. Fred attended the public schools In Ev- ansvllle and Wesley. The late Herbert Quick, famous author, was Fred's teacher at Wesley. The Family homesteaded one of the last tracts of government land about a mile north of Wesley. Fred was the fifth child in the family of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Myron B. Corey. Married at Mason City Mr. Corey was married to Miss Eva M. Johnson' in Mason City, May 31, 1905. A fine family of five daughters was born to Mr. and Mrs. Corey. Angle and Ruth died in infancy, and the surviving daughters are among Algona's best business girls. Miss June has for a number of years been identified with the Algona Upper Des Molnes, Miss Helen in the M. P. Weaver abstract office and Miss Marlon with the Algona Insurance Agency Mrs. Corey also survives. Surviving Brothers-Sisters Fred's surviving brothers and sisters are: Mrs. A. J. Weatherbee Minneapolis; Chas. M. Corey oi Wendt, S. D.; Mrs. Ella J. Yorker, who has lived with the Free Corey family for about 10 years Mercury Over 100 Degrees Every Day But One Since Fourth; No Relief in Sight Good Corn in Kossuth County * Was Scheduled to Appear Here in Thrill Day Pro gram, Sept S Algona Pays $85,274 For City Schools During Past Year Expenditures for thf school year of 1935-36 were $85,274.00, according to the annual financial statement of the Algona Independent School district. Of this amount $71,119.00 was in the general fund, and $14,195.00 in the schoolhouse fund, th-s largest item In the general fund being for teachers' salaries for which $43,235.55 wm* paid. Out of the district students paid $6,900.75 to the general fund for tuition during the school year and $133.65 was realized on the sale of textbooks and supplies. The general fund tax levy amounted to $41,000, and the semi-annual apportionment amounted to $1,479.55. Total receipts in the general fund were $120,643.98. Total schoolhouse fund receipts were $36,086.63 and $17,000 of this was from this year's tax levy. Expenditures for the year 183435 totaled $74,740 compared to the $85,274 for the year 1935-36. There are 1,109 persons of school age within the district. The school tax rate is $24.00 per $1,000.00 of assessed value. The balance on hand in the treasury at the time of the report totaled $31,456.33. Miss Kate Finn Dies at Hospital Miss Kate Finn passed away at 5:30 a. in. Wednesday, July, 8 at the Kossuth hospital. She had been a resident of Algona for Hie past 10 years, living with her sister, Mrs. W. E. Courtney. Miss, Finn was ill for fourteen week*. Miss Finn was born in Rflmnnd Iowa, July 16, 1883, and w*s past 52 years at the tinw of her death. Her parents, Thomas and Julia Finn, born in Ireland, proceeded her in death. Miss Finn lived all of her life la Belmond until she moved here ten years ago. She raised her brother's child, William, who in grown, married, and employed at Lhu Wilson Bakery. Surviving att» five brothers and one sister: William of Dow*; Ja«. David, Thomas, avd Jack of Bel- jiiOiid, and Mrs. W. E. Courtney, oX Algona. She is survived by 25 nieces and nephew*. NEW SIDEWALKS ORDER OF DAY Many Algona Business Places Getting New Cement Walks Workmen putting in a new sidewalk in front of the Steeles clothing store Saturday morning had a few exciting moments when a stake which had pierced the electric light cable carrying juice along the street to the street lights was pulled up. The stake had severed two of the wires and when it was removed the ends of the wire came together, resulting in a shower of sparks that shot from the ground and set tire to a gunny sack covering of the completed sidewalk. The fire was quickly put out but not before a small crowd gathered to see the cause of the sparks. The wires were separated, and as that part of the cable was not under completed concrete it was quickly spliced. New sidewalks have been put in in front of the Iowa State bank. Moo & Sjogren, Druggist Mutual, foster Furniture store, Sorensen grocery. New sidewalks have already been contracted for in front of the Council Oak and Basket grocery stores, Chrischilles & Herbst, Brownell Shoe Co., James Drug store and the Cummlngs 5c to $1 store. A new sidewalk was put in in front of the Botsford Lumber Co. last week end, the Hesley & Johnson Mid-Continent station on East State street, and the Godden Monument Works. Yesterday a strip between the prevent walk and the new paving on the entire south side of the court house block was being put in by the paving company. Approaches to the curbs were also being put in at the corner of Thorington and State streets. Chunnine Seabury, daring young stunt pilot who was scheduled to appear at the Kossuth County Fair in Algona as one of the features of the Thrill Day program to be held on Tuesday afternoon, September 8, was killed in Minneapolis on the afternoon of July 9 while practicing stunts in his weird looking Gee-Bee Midget speed ship. The plane, a one-seated low-wing sport monoplane, went into an uncontrollable spin high in the air and crashed In a field adjoining the Wold-Chamberlain airport. Sea- hury attempted to save his life by leaping from the cockpit at a height of two hundred feet but his, parachute did not open in time to check his fall. The Gee-Bee is the last of thirteen models all of which have crashed in similar accidents and killed their pilots. Seabury had complete confidence in the tiny craft, however, and had just returned from a successful engagement at the North Dakota State Fair where he thrilled thousands with his daring ability to handle the treacherous ship. C. W. Hinck, manager of the Congress of Thrillers, announced that he had contracted with Danny Powlie, stunt pilot par excellence, who is heralded as a second "Speed" Holman to take Seabnry's part in the Thrill Day program. United Shows To Be in Algona For K. C. Fair Crowley's United Shows will be the feature attraction on the midway at the Koasuth County Fair. They carry 12 rides, 12 shows and 40 concessions and are this year one of the largest shows on the road. Crowley's are now playing a two weeks engagement at Des Moints. The fair will be held from Sept. 7-11. The premimum list will be completed within the next ten days. Three flour mills are offering premiums in the baking department. A. R. Corey, whofor 29 been secretary and manager of th Ir.iva State Fair at Des Moines Mrs. "Kit" Buughn, Oakland, Cal ifornlo. Hud Grnittl Personality Fred Corey during his active years wtis one of the best known men in Koxsuth county, and his Kcnral smile and pleasant personality made him friends with all classes. He was a .staunch republican and took an active Interest in politics. On several occasions his friends urged him to allow them to bring him out for office, but he steadfastly reftised. His •main interests were agricultural, and he owned and farmed a place near Wesley for u time. The family settled in Algona in 1005. Interested in County Fair Fretl was always interested in the propagation of seed corn and him.ielf perfected several strains. During the years 1905 and 1906. Fred, who always took an active interest in the Kossuth county fair, was made vice president, and personally supervised the building of the old grand stand, and the building: of the fine race track. Horse racing was one of his hobbys in his earlier years and he usually had one of his fine horses entered in most of the racing events at the fair ground. Made Fortune in Real Kstute Most of Mr. Corey's business life he was actively engaged in the handling of real estate, though for a time he was engaged in the automobile business. He acquired a comfortable fortune by his dealings, most of which was swept away when the slump in land prices came. Mr. Corey was a lifelong member of the Congregational church, and Rev. Geo. Vance of the Algona church conducted the funeral services at the family home Monday afternoon before a large gathering of friends. Many splendid floral tributes testified to the high esteem in which the dead man was held. The burial was at Riverview. The pall bearers were C. B. Murtagh, L. J. Dickinson, Lc-e Reed, Luke Linnan, Will F. Wafkcr, und Mart Weaver. Out-of-town relatives, wno attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Corey and Jean Marie of Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. Byron Corey and Loren and LuElla of Herman. Minnesota. Also a number of Wesley friends. Notwithstanding the hot, dry weather, corn In this locality is good. Gladys Paetz Is shown in a field of Sioux City Seed Co. hybrid corn in a picture taken July 4. Ground Is Cracking Open in Many Pastures and Fields Algona Will Celebrate Opening Of New Paving ALGONA MEN AT WILD LIFE MEET ATEMMETSBURG Joe Lowe and Leon Mer- on Program Soldiers Bonus Vanishes; Thought Left in Bank Boy For Elmer Doles Mr. and Mr*. Elmer Dole are par- eat* of an 8 ft pound boy, John William, born July 10. They have <UM other child, Loi». Gail Beard, Algona Veteran, Minus $400 Bonus Money in a Week When Gail Beard, Algona, was arrested on a charge of writing a bad check Monday it was discovered that he had lost uearly ail of his $400 government soldier*' bonus. After receiving his bouua money from bonds last week he went to Fort Dodge, and last week-end came home empty-handed. Before be left he thought lie had deposited $125 in a local bank, but there were no funds on hand here; It is explained that friends got him intixc-ated on beer before he went to Fort Dodge, and his recollections of the deposit is very hazy, he explained to Justice H. B. White. Charges were led by the Smoke Shop, which had a $5 check. Other checks, were held as follows: Klamp oil station, $10; Steele's, $1; Wray service station, $5; and Pierce Cufe, $5. He was released when his form employer put up some J50 to cover the checks and the court coats. Ko'ssuth county played an important part in the Iowa Lakes Region Planning Institute held at Emmetsburg last Friday. Nearly 500 per- Kons from 22 Iowa counties attended and while this was some short of the number expected due to weather condltons each person was a genuine wild-life conservation enthusiast. Leon Mcrritt of Algona served on the general committee for the one- day program of lectures and discussions and Joe D. Lowe had charge of the entire afternoon program. Mr. Lowe Is secretary of the Kossuth County Conservation League. Mr. Merritt represented Kossuth officially at the sessions. The featured speecli of the institute was given by J. N. "Ding" Darling, nationally known Des Moines cartoonist und former chief of the national biological survey, and his subject was "Conservation and Planning." Darling strongly advocated federal, county and town planning and said millions In both money and men had been wasted due to lack of planning on the part of the federal government. "We have depleted the natural resources from which our race must live forever," Darling said. "Food fish from the Atlantic seaboard have been exhausted. Salmon is gone; shad and sturgeon are nearly extinct. Similar conditions exist on the Pacific and Great Lakes." We have exhausted soil in vast areas of farms and ranges. Unless plans to conserve are formulated by state and national groups, the Mississippi river will one day be nothing but u biological desert and other areas will be devoid of productivity." Institute leaders blame the present drought to lack of efficient conservation methods. Kossuth county, for example, once consisted of about three-fourths swamp and marsh land. Algona was originally considered a river town. The land was tiled until the water level was lowered fifty feet. Therefore less water evaporates and there is less precipitation. Also much of the timber which prevnted soil erosion hus been cut. Conservationsists advocate the construction of artificial lakes, parks and game preserves as aids to solving of the problems. Commercial Club Plan ning a Free Barbecue and Free Drinks Lylo Reynolds, W. A. Barry and G. W. Stlllman were named Saturday by President M. G. Norton, of the Community club, to have general charge of the JPdUrhflCtUi Oioy Jto be* held the lat- (Irst of August In celebration of Algona's new State street paving. To assist this committee and to have charge of units of the day's events, Mr. Norton named other committees as follows: KsitH and barbecue —Ralph Micdltc, chairman, F. K. Pierce, F. I>. Matlir.s and Don White. AmiiHcnint.H—(Jail Pettit, W. K. Stcclc and Dr. C. I). Scliaap. Publicity—N. C. Hice, T. H. Cliri.ii'lilllc-.i and VV. V. Uutlcr. The entire nature of the celebration lia.s not yet been worked out, but the committee will have u general planning meeting tonight or tomorrow, when dcUiil.s w'ill be discussed and other plans made. It is planned to have portions of the new paving roped off for games, Ntunt.i, and other events to bo arranged by the commitee on amusements. 1 In addition to the general festive nature of the day, merchants are being asked to feature special bargains for the day and evening to make the trip to Algona to celebrate the day profitable in money and amusement. It is planned to have the stores remain open in the evening. Tentative plans call for a free barbecue to be served all afternoon and evening to all who wish to come. A drink of srmie nature will also be provided, probably coffee. Prizes are to be offered for skill in the various sports of the day. Details will be announced in succeeding numbers of the Aljonu newspapers. The two east blocks of State street were opened to travel the latter part of last week, and it was announced Mom'uy itml additional blocks would be opened each d,.y starting either today or tomorrow depending upon the condition of Uie paving. Heavily loa le<" trucks, however, will not be p"r:nitc-i! I- use the nortn side of the pnving, which was c'>:.ipitted last, till the latter pail, of this week. Raney Relatives Left For Calif. Home Mrs. Fred Bradley, son Clark and nephew, Keith Clark and mother, Mrs. Mary Clark, Fairmont, California, left for home early Saturday morning. The Califoniians were here for the Raney reunion and have been visiting friends and relatives since. Home From Kansas Mrs. C. C. Boas, who ban been a patient at a sanitarium at Wichita, Kanaaa. returned home Saturday feeling uxuch improved. Mr. Baas was alao a patient lit ihc stain; place taking treatments for hia .ul- rnent. They were in Kansas nvt wceka. Lotts Creeker Raises Pigeons and Fancy Birds Lotts Creek: A very interesting farm home in Lotts Creek is that of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest I.uedtKe. who specialize in raiding various kinds of birds, wild animals, etc. Mr. Lucdtke has now on hand four kinds of pigeons, namely the Mod- onos. Fun Tails, English Powders and the Nuns, but he has hud 03 many as seven different breeds. Other birds found in his small menagerie are seven varieties -jf pheasants, several banties, different breeds of ducks and geese, and a peacock which will be a yeur old in the fall. Mr. Luedtke stated that after it becomes u year old it begins to lose some of its first plumage and then will open its beautiful tail for the first time. Mr. Lcudtke has also somt; love birds, canaries and u parrot. He- also has u. number of stulftd birds, and mounted birds and unitiiiiU. Mr. I.catlike also haa soinu foxes aaJ raccoons. Several pcrpuj visit this farm during the CORN TO SUFFER IF NO RAIN THIS WEEK Kossuth county continued yesterday to swelter under an unprecedented heat wave that has kept the mercury bubbling over the 100 degree mark every day since the Fourth of July except last week Wednesday when it was only 98 degrees. The mark of JOT set July 5 has not been exceeded since, but the mercury has been within one degree of that mark on one occasion and only three degrees on two other days. Promises of a respite were dashed yesterday when weather reports stated a cool wave from the west, which had been scheduled to hit the middle west today, had blown itself out bucking into the oven-hot ' nir in western Nebraska and thfe Dakotas. The record since last week Monday follows: High Low July 6 103 72 July 7 106 72 July 8 ' 98 74 July 0 100 72 uly 10 104 74 uly 11 103 75 Uly 12 104 72 Though the days have been near- y unbearably hot, nights last week ,rere made comparatively comfortable by a strong breeze from the outh. Saturday night and Sunday night the breeze failed to materialize and many were unable to get any comfortable place to sleep. The swimming pool has been crowded every day and evening. Many sought relief by going to one of the nearby lakes for the week end and many others sought refuge In basements. Showers at the Country Club have been liberally patronized, but there are only a few who braved the blazing sun to play, others contenting themselves with a cooling shower. Corn fields are parched, and un- 1**» Our*. If definitely cooler weather and ram by the end of the week there Is prospect of real damage to corn. The outs crops was lightened by tin- heat spell mid the lack of ruin. It him been nearly a month since the last light rain was recorded. Wide cracks nre appearing In pastures and fields, anil small creeks have dried up. The Des Molnes river above the diim north of town still holds a good depth of water, but there Is little flow through the dam and ii'.nc going over the top. South of Algona the river water is stagnant and there Is practically no How, the water merely being held in holes in the river bed. Though there have been no prostrations locally from the heat many older poople have been affected. Business was good up to the mftl- die of last week, and it is believed that people are now staying at home till the hot wave Is over. ALGONA'S NEW BANK IS MAKING STEADY GROWTH Security State, Headed by State Comptroller Murtagh Makes Showing Algona's new bank, the Security State, since it was opened in April, has taken in a total of $153,645.85, which with its capital stock of $50,000 and surplus of $10,00. arid with an .und^vded [profit at th<| present time of (1,081.70, makes a footing of $214,272.55. The bank has loaned $26.264.71, and owns government bonds in the sum of $9300 and other bonds totaling $6800. The banking house and fixtures is listed at $20000, und cash, balances on hand and in process of collection totals $142,308-84. The bunk has refused to accept largf public deposits till such time as its )oa/i.j reach a tolal to carry them. l j ublic deposits draw interest and a iK.-vv bank nuist build up an income before it can pay interest on public deposit.-;. Kxcept lor this reason the bank would have a iitoiiiiK iiunr tile million murk, for a half-million in public deposits w;j.i turned down ivhen the bunk opened. Mrs. George Schultz Celebrates Birthday A number of relatives gathered at tlie Henry Schultz home Friday evening to help Mrs. George Schultc celebrate her birthday. Those who were thtrt were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kuecker and daughter, Lillian; the George Muiuhs, the Elmer Bells, the Herman Voigts. Mr. and Mrs, Herman Meyer, son Alfred and daughter, Gertrude, Mr. and Mrs. Art Heidtnwilh and »on, Ellsworth. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Potratz, of Lotus Cretk; Mr. and Mrs. George Meyer and daughters, Helen aud Verdu and Joiui Campbell, Spi-nccr; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Luuek und daughter, Lucille und sou, Henry. Ice cream and cake wtre served lattr in the evening for refreshments.

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