The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 21, 1936 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 21, 1936
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HISTORICAL DEPT. Upper ©e* t-t-ST LARGEST CIRCCLATTOW 1NKO38OTH 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JULY 2l7l93() Eight Pages Heat Wave Is Finally Broken by Light Rain General Bains Sunday Over the State—Light in Kossuth Thermometer Drops 30 Degrees. Most of Kossuth Corn Unhurt Although Algona received no rain to speak of, nearby showers during the week end sent the therm* ometer dropping Monday, bringing very welcome relief from the terrific heat during the last two and one-half weeks, Friday evening dark clouds and much thunder and lightning promised a good rain but after about an hour of threatening the skies cleared with barely enough rain falling to wet the paving. '"Late Sunday afternoon another •bower threatened. Slightly more rahvfell than on Friday but not enough to be called an honest-to- godness shower. Nearby towns In the county reported light rains and the temperature dropped slightly. Sunday evening a 70 mile-an-hour wind hit Des Moines with the major damage being done at the Iowa State Fair grounds where almost the entire roof of the amphitheatre was blown off. Power lines over the city were also damaged. On only eight of the twenty days so far in July has the thermometer failed to register 100 degreed and over. The official high mark for the summer was 108 Tues., July 14 with 60 degrees on July 4 being the lowest temperature registered so far during the month. Monday afternoon the unofficial temperature, taken from the Barry thermometer was 88 degrees and Algonlans began to feel more like living again. Many straw hats, discarded during tne heat, were In evidence once more.- With the drought partially broken and cooler weather forecasted it is hoped that the long hot spell of 1936 is at last nearly over. Following Is the official readings through Sunday: High Low Tuesday, July 14 JOS 73 Wednesday, July 15 103 72 Thursday, July 16 104 72 Friday, July 17 —;.JO» 7» Monday, July 30, unofficial 88 Fine Eleven to Enforce New Parking Ordinance Mayor C. F. Specht began Saturday to enforce the new ordinance requiring diagonal parking on State street Eleven who were issued tickets were assessed fines Monday. A six- wheel Meadows truck loaded with merchandise for the A. & P. grocery was ticketed Monday, but Mayor Specht released the driver who pleaded that he had not served this territory before and that store employes told him that it would be all right to park there. Those who were fined in the opening drive to enforce the new ordinance are: Mrs. Harry Rath, Algona; H. V. Cass,, Des Moines; Charles Lindhorst, Algona; M. EL Van Dorstan, Algona; Mrs. James Brophy, Algona; F. D. Mathes, and four or five others to appear for Improper parking. The above were all fined $1.00. Charles L. Lehman was fined for parking his car in front of the State Theatre. The charge was $3.00. All trucks are to unload In the rear of the place of business unless for some reason they cannot do so. Then they must first receive permission to unload in the front When the stores have completed putting in their new sidewalks the spaces left in front between the sidewalk and curb will be filled In by the city. This has not been done before as it was not known just who was going to replace old sidewalks with new and if the city had filled in all spaces it would have been a waste of money to the city. As this was in the contract with the constructors, It was necessary for them to give the city a rebate, as they could not wait for, the completion of the sidewalks. Last Saturday cars were parked double on the side streets, but beginning this week Mayor Specht and his men will enforce the law to see that there is no double parking and fines will be assessed, so it be- . hooves everyone to watch his parking. Mayor Specht Is well pleased with the new arrangement and will do his best to see that it is a benefit to all. Kossuth county corn fields have come through the terrible drought with small damage and with reasonably cool and rainy weather will yet make a good crop. However, fields on sandy or light soil are burned up and only fit for rough forage. Gilbert Sheppard Died Monday A. M. Gilbert Sheppard, for many years a resident of Algona, died Monday morning about nine o'clock at his home on North Hall street Mr. Sheppard had been feeling as usual until Sunday evening, when he was taken sick and gradually grew worse in spite of all that could be done for him. His trouble was «sthma and heart ailment,' Mr. Sheppard was in his 76th year having been born September 21, 1860. He leaves besides his widow, four children: Earl of Whittemore; Mrs Bertha Godfredson, Algona; Mrs Blanche Caldwell, Grays Lake, HI. and Joe, who graduated from Creignton University this year Three children are dead, Ida, Geo and Francis. Mr. Sheppard was an honest and kindly man and al all times commanded the respect 01 the community. He will be missel by many who knew him and valued his cheery smile. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at the home, with Rov. Edge of the Methodist church In charge of the services. GOVT. TO FINANCE RURAL WIRING Farmers to Pay only 20% of Cost. Oov. Pays Bal ance. Ice cream next The Rural Electrification Admln- instratlon has launched a program of financing farmstead wiring Installations by approving a contract to lend 130,000 for this purpose to an Ohio cooperative, County Agent A. L. Brown, has learned. This Is the first loan made by the REA for any purpose other than to build rural distribution lines. Under the terms of the contract approved, REA will lend the $30,000 to the cooperative, to be re- Block of Ground Added to Cemetery The Algona Cemetery Association hat purchased a block and house from Mrs. Emma M. Olson. The lot is located at the southeast sad of the cemetery and the Association has been trying to make arrangements to purchase it for nearly two years. The figure agreed upon was $2,700. After improvements have been made the block will be added to the present Riverview cemetery. Father of Mrs. 1O1S ' Mr. and Mrs. C. l^ Holt and son came home Friday from Okobojl, where they had spent a week. UP- OQ. their return they learned that Mr* Holt's father, James Jackson, 70, at Peorla, Illinois, had died on Tuesday and was buried Friday. Mr. Jackson had suffered a stroke several months ago, but his condition had remained much the same mur since then. Mr. and Mrs. Holt -~'"""-~ viaiud him the week before found him in his usual health. Hogs, top price Cattle, top price ........... GRAIN No. 3 white com No. i yellow com .... No. 3 mixed corn ..... No. 3 white oats BXMJ8 $8.80 $6.00-7.00 $.86 76H 76 , 30 18c Cash Cream— No. I NO, a fiweat ,,34C sac 3Sc nual payments to REA"wUl include Interest on the unpaid balances al the rate of three percent a year. The cooperatives will re-lend this money to it* members, who are also members of the coordinated REA financed electric service cooperatives. Terms on which the cooperatives may re-lend to its members are guided by the contract with REA. Loans will be made up to 80 percent of the cost of a farmstead wiring installation, with the money to be paid back over periods of up to five years In equal and semi-annual Installments. The cooperative's expense incident to handling these loans are to be met by another three percent interest charge on the unpaid balance. The individual farmers may, therefore, have their farmsteads wired by paying 20 percent of the cost in cash and the balance in equal semi-annual payments. Those payments are on a semi-annual basis to coincide with peak periods of farm income. The contract between REA and the Ohio cooperative provides that wiring installations are to be made on a group basis, by Independent electrical contractors, according to plans and specifications approved by REA. Contracts for installing wiring on groups of farms will be awarded to qualified electricians on the basis of competitive bidding. In this way the members of the cooperative can obtain the benefits of mass construction. These same practices have proved to be a major contributing factor, greatly decreasing the average cost of rural distribution line since the federal rural electrification program was undertaken. The program outlined in the Rural Electrification Act of 1036, for which funds are available, contemplates federal loans through REA for all phases ol rural electrification, generating equipment, transmission and distribution lines, farmstead wiring, and the purchase and installation of household and farm electrical equipment and pressure water systems and plumbing. Loans for farmstead wiring may include service extensions beyond the limit allowed as part of the distribution line under standard REA loans. Administrator Morris L. Cooke emphasized, in announcing the terms of the first wiring loan contract, that plans and specifications of Individual Installations submitted for REA approval must call for first class materials and must make adequate provision for possible future expansion to permit the addition of new electrical appliances. Rewrites Of News From Last Fridey'i Konuth County Advance ALGONA-8 NEW pavement on State street was opened Saturday and the new parking rules, approved by the city council, will be enforced. A stiff fine Is promised any one parking double, all parking to be within the red diagonal lines on the paving. Drivers of ou-a backing out from the parking S*e responsible should an accident occur, Mayor Specht warns. Another ordinance is to be passed soon prohibiting the parking of trucks more than fifteen feet long and wider than the average car. Streets were purposely widened to permit more travel space on the Inside, and a truck longer than fifteen feet is a menace to traffic. Than has beenome discussion, of, • s^tfttop?Hftktt r itflF4 State Bank corner, but nothing definite has been done as yet The new ordinance provides for suspension of rules when a traffic office is on duty. HORACE N. WEBSTER, Algona painter, was given a thirty-day jai sentence on charges of assault and battery in Justice P. A. Danson's court Tuesday. Information was filed by J. M. BatT, who charged Webster with beating him up at the home of Webster's former wife. There has been considerable hard feeling between the men for some tlm. According to the divorce decree Webster is to pay his former wife $30 per month for support of their two children. Webster resents this, claiming that Barr has been the beneficiary of the payment and Barr hotly denies this. Last fall Webster was placed on a $500 peace bond by Mayor Specht on complaint of his wife. Bert Deal signed the bond and on May 23 withdrew his signature. Charges of non-payment of alimxmy on April 9, were settled out of court. Judge Oanson has made provision for parole In fifteen days on the present sentence, if recommended by the sheriff or county attorney. • • • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5 is the :entative date selected for celebration of the new State street pav- ng. The general committee Is Lyle Reynolds, W. A. Barry and G. W. Stillraan and assisting committees are as follows: eats—Ralph Miedke, F. E. Pierce, F. D. Mathes and Don White; amusements—Gail Pettit, W. F. Steele, Dr. C. D. Schaap; pub- iclty—N. C. Rice, T. H. Chrischil- es, and W. V. Butler. A car load of ice cold watermelons will be served instead of barbecues as orlg- nally planed. The Floral hall loor may be moved to main street 'or a dance. There will be no iharges. VIOLET NORMAN FAR IN LEAD FOREXPO. HUP Betty Backus in Second Place, and Ilda Patterson, Third Ballots have begun to pour In for the last lap of the Centennial Working Girls' contest. With ten days of the contest left, there are still chances for a surprise finish. Standings in this issue were compiled last Friday and many votes have come lrt since that time. Betty Backus retained second place after jumping from third to pass Ilda Patterson last week. Violet Norman still holds first place by a huge margin. The first nine contestants did not vary this week. No votes received after July 31 will be tabulated. The winner of first place, the free 10-day trip to Dallas, Texas, will be announced from the stage of the State Theatre on the night of Monday, August 3. All contestants will be invited to attend the theatre that night and hear the announcement of the awards. Standing*, July 17 1. Violet Norman, Algona ....34,040 2. Betty Backus, Algona 20,330 3. Ilda Patterson, Algona.... 18,635 4. Esther Lavrenz, Algona .. 16,175 5. Zora Keith, Algona 13,995 6. Mary Kaln, Algona 10,340 7. Drusilla Caughlin, Algona 9,480 8. Anna Ratnus, LuVerne 8,210 9. Jane Hemphlil, Algona 7,840 10. Beulah Gilford, Burt 7,454 11. Dorlys Knudsen, Algona 7,290 12. Marcella Cullen, Whit .... 7,120 13. Irene Heller, Whit. 6,905 14. Toots Gramenz, Fenton .... 6,450 15. Viola Riddle, Lakota 5,750 16. Julia Stott, Titonka 5,580 17. Rosella Volght, Whit 5,555 18. Alice Mtoulton, Ledyard.... 5,505 19. Maurine Hanson, Wesley .. 5,495 20. Lola Marlow, L. Rock .... 5,450 21. Ardella Hovey, Algona .... 5,340 22. Lorretta Winkle, Algona 5,290 23. Bertha Fasbender, St B. 4,545 24. Rose Mary Murphy, Ban. .. 4,530 25. Pearl Dahl, Swea City .... 4,450 26. Bernice Harrington, Alg..... 4,395 27. Cora Masterson. Corwltb 4,375 28. Rosalee Dorr, St Ben. .... 3,695 29. iBbael Kaln, Algona 3,645 30. Lucile Anderson, S. City .. 2,965 31. Bea Kramer, Fenton 2,665 32. Clara Wedal, LuVerne .... 2,400 33. Dwicll Stockman, S. C 2,200 34. Muriel Johnson, Lakota .... 2,020 35. Lola Warner, L. Rock ...— ISO 36. Fern Johwon ,.^, ,-. . 10 New subscriptions to this papa count 500 votes and renewals coun 25 votes per year. Each paid ad mislson to the State Theatre en titles patrons to votes. Each week's issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines carries a coupon worth ten votes when clipped, signed turned in. No entry will lose. There are worth while prizes for everyone be sides the trip. Second and third places bring year's passes to the theatre and fourth and fifth places bring a nine months' pass. There are smaller awards for lesser places. A surprising amount of votes can still be obtained and with work on your part and the aid of friends you may still raise your standing many places. Standings are always a few days behind when published due to the time it takes to tabulate the votes. VOL. 34.—NO. 2.9 Salesman Meets Death at Hobarton R. R. Crossing Algona Grays Win Two Games in Fast Company Prays for Rain 4-H GIRLS IN HEALTH EXAMS County Health Champion to be Selected to Go to State Fair Business Men Now Manage Algona Grays Mangement of the Algona Grays, local professional baseball club, has been taken over by a group of 21 Algona business men. The lights and other equipment were purchased July 8, from E. J. Butler, former manager of the team. A committee consisting of Phil Kohlhaas, chairman, Melzar Falk- enhalner. Dr. C. J. Scanlan, Dr. P. V. Janse, and R. H. Miller were made directors. Other business men In the syndicate besides the committee are Dr. M. J. Bourne, John Frankl, William Barry, H. R. Cowan, Kossuth Motor Co., C. R. LaBarre, T. H. Chrlschllles, Roy McMahon, W. C. Dau, Frank Mathes, L. E. Linnan, J. W. Kelly, Dr. C. H. Cretzmeyer, M. P. Christiansen, A. H. Borchardt, John Beiser, F. S. Norton & Son and W. G. McCullough. The team is under the management of "Hook" McClurg and la rated one of the best in this'ter- ritory. Sunday evening the team will meet the Lake View team on the Algona diamond. The game should be worth driving miles to see as the Lake View team is determined to take the Greys Into camp. The Lake View team has lost only one game out of 25 and that being to the Algona team by a score of 7 to 8. The game was played last Friday night and Algona is credited with receiving most of the breaks. On next Wednesday evening the Grays will meet the Page Fence Giants, a negro team from Des Moines. All teams meeting the Grays are to be salaried teams. SLBRNEMCILMW DIE) W TUESDAY Mrs. N. H. Raskopf, Well Known Lady, Died Following Operation Phillips 66 Leases Klamp Oil Station The Harms Phillips 68 Oil Go. has cased the Klamp station which has >een occupied by the Algona Super Service Station and is taking possession at once. Chas. Kuchynka will be manager of the station. Mr. <ucbynka was assistant manager at the Pestot-ik station which laudled Phillips "66" products until recently when Mr. Pestotnik icld out to the Continentol Oil Co. iunneth Harris is manager of the new Continental station now. Mr. Harms, the local Phillips •66" jobber, was in Algona Monday makiny arrangements for toe move which will bring the location closer Into the business district COWAN St SON HAVE completed the Jos. Greenberg building and George L. Miller has the new County Mutual building nearing completion. Cowan & Son have completed brick work and nearly all of the roof on the new Heise building. All of these new buildings are near the site of the proposed new post office. • • • JOE MISBACH is remodeling the former Masonic hall over bis clothing store and the Graham department store, into two apartments of four rooms each. The Mlsbacbs will occupy one of the apartments and the other will be for rent. TEN OF THE fifteen days so far in July were up to 100 degrees in temperature. The remaining five had temperatures which hovered very near the 100 mark. At the time of the last issue of the Advance 100 degree temperature* had been recorded for the last seven consecutive days. The average nigh temperature for July was 101 degrees. • • • POSTAL KECKirTS here fell o« about $600 in the last year according to the annual report. 1930 totals were $30,828.64, 1936, $30,374.10. Special delivery letters ihowed a slight gain, registered mail showed a slight decrease and insured packages u> increase. A total of 138,187 worth of baby postal bonds WM sold and postal savings bonds increased from 58* to 664. Every 4-H girl of Kossutn coun- y will have an opportunity to have ihysical health examinations by he cooperation of the county 4-H club organization and local doc- ors in the various towns of the Bounty. To add interest a contest to select a county health champion will be held. Examinations win be given at Algona on August 6, through the cooperation of Dr.j M. G. Bourne, Dr. John Kenenck and Dr. A. D. Adams. The girl scoring the highest in health will represent the county in the state health contest at the Iowa State Fair in August Although the contestant for the state contest must be 15 years old. every 4-H club girl, regardless of age, should enter the county contest, since it gives her an opportunity for an annual examination. The girls who enter the county contest when they begin club work at 12 have three years in which to improve defects until the time when they will be considered eligible contestants for the state contest. The physical examination will be based on the following general points included in the score card. Nutritional condition, which includes height, weight, other measurement and skin condition; examination of abdominal organs; orthopedics, which includes posture, feet and body shape; hair, ears, nose, throat, glands and eyes; teeth and general physical health. For a perfect score this year, a successful smallpox vaccination is necessary. Credit will be given on evidence of a car or a certificate. The contestant who will enter the state contest must had a tuberculin test within the last year. Death relieved the suffering of Mrs. Nick H. Raskopf on Tuesday evening after an illness of seven months' duration. She had undergone an operation at St. Mary's lospital In Rochester Oct. 20, but never regained her health. Theresa Rahm was born Cept. 18, 1878, and was 57 years old at death. She was the youngest daughter of Martin and Barbara iahm, pioneers of this county. Her entire life was spent in this community. On November 24, 1903, she wal united in marriage to Nick H. 1. Raskopf. They settled at St. Benedict, where they still reside, besides her husband, she leaves one ighter, Mrs. Lena Downs, and wo grandchildren. Marc la Ann and Tommy Downs, her aged parents, and three sisters, Mrs. Asma Ras- tojkf, Mrs. Mary Seller, and Mrs. Cetestine Eisenbarth, to mourn her lasaing. Mrs. Raskopf was a devout member of St. Benedict Catholic church and of the Rosary society. She was a lover of her home and flowers, in which she took great pride. Funeral services were held Friday morning at 9:00 o'clock with the Rev. H. B. Kramer in charge. Burial was made at the St Benedict cemetery. Pallbearers were Morris Daley, Ben Recker, W. O. Dunlap, Will Arndorfer, Matt Borman, and C. B. Venteicher. Out of town relatives and friends were Mrs. Susan Cully, Chicago; Mrs. M. Weid- wer. Prairie View, 111.; Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Schmitz, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Potthof ol Halbur, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Eich, of Carroll; Mr. and Mrs. F. VanErdewyk of Breda, Iowa; Stanley Moore of Waterloo; Frank and Charles Gasparri, Beaver Dam. Wis.; Mrs. Jos. Hanig of .Vckley; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hope and Mrs. Cliff Dehnert of St. Paul; Mrs. L. E. Weaver of Los Angeles and Mrs. C. C. Conner of Deb Moines. Greenberg Moves Stock in New Bldg. Joe Ureenberg's new building is practically completed with the exception of u few finishing details, and the stock und parts are being put in place. The building makes a fine layout for Joe's business und is a splendid asset to the town. Takes Lake View into Camp 7 to 6 and Storm Lake 8 to 5 The Algona Grays came from behind to slug out close victories in a tight week end doubleheader, to Jtake Lake View 7 $o 6 Friday night and Storm Lake 8 to 6 Sunday night. The club snapped Lake View's 24-game winning streak In one of the season's most evenly played games. Both teams scored once In the first, playing on even terms till the fifth when Kelly, Sorensen and Anderson crossed the plate for Algona on one hit and three errors, adding one more in the seventh. Lake View went to town in its half of the seventh, scoring four men on a pair of singles and as many walks. One more man tallied In the eighth to give Lake View a one run lead. In Algona's half, with Traul resting on first, "June" Kelly came to bat and caught hold of a strike right down the alley to send it straight into the wind and over the left field fence to score the winning run. The Lake View boys collected nine hits from Sorensen and Atwell while Algona touched Rail- stack for ten. Due to the threatening thunderstorm only a handful turned out to see one of the best Iowa teams Algona has played this year. But the fans will have another chance to see a good game as Lake View Is returning for a game Sunday night. Grays Get Bevenge The Grays gained sweet revenge for an early season defeat by beating out the Storm Lake Whitecaps in the closing <ni\jng« 8 to 5 Sunday night ketor*,,* Urge crowd,; Algona started MtwmTwtiat looked like easy sailing, scoring three runs In the first two innings. But the Whitecaps woke up in the third, rapping out four singles from "Lefty" Atwell's pitches to put four markers on the Scoreboard. Ho then pitched himself out of a hole in the fourth when Anderson singled and Keister bounced one over the right field fence for a double, setting the next two men down vi» the strikeout route. The Whitecapa managed to squeeze in another run in the seventh, forcing the Grays to go into the eighth with a two run handicap. Kelly, the first man up, waited out four balls and walked, being joined a few minuses later by Atwell, who was hit by a pitched ball. With no one out, the stage was set for a clean-up, so Scrubby Anderson answered the pleadings of the grandstand by smashing out a clean double to tie up the game. Al Menke came up and swung valiantly, though in vain three times, but (fee catcher was a bit flustered and fumbled around with the ball. So Al scooted for first base and when the dust of the battle had cleared, be was perched safely on second base and Scrubby Anderson was in with the run. Traul's single and an error on first baseman, Thayer, allowed two more runs and a decisive margin of victory. Anderson led the Algona sluggers by getting two doubles and R single out of three trips while Kelly got a single and double out of three. Lefty Atwell allowed eight After six weeks of prayer, Glenn Gruff of Beulah, Wyo., gets down to see how rainwater feels after the first rain in six weeks had fallen In the drought area. PIONEER LADY DIED JULY 15TH Mrs. Pauline Bahr, 89, had Lived in County for 55 Years Mrs. Pauline Bahr, 89, a pioneer settler of Kossuth county, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Kain in Algona on Wednesday, July 15. Mrs. Bahr had been bedfast for the past eight months and her death was due to old age. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Trinity Lutheran church with the Rev P. J. Braner officiating. Pall bearers were grandchildren of the de- Pauline Ouderlan was born Sep tember 25, 1847, In West ' Prussia Germany, the daughter of John and Caroline Guderian. At the age of five she came to America with her parents, settling In Wisconsin In 1866 she was united in marriage to William Bahr at Highland, Wis and to them were born four children, one of whom died in infancy Mr. and Mrs. Bahr came to Koa- suth county 55 years ago and lived on a farm in Plum Creek township. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Bahr made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Martha Drager for thirteen years and for the past year and a half has lived with another daughter, Mrs. John Kain. Mrs. Bahr was baptized and confirmed In the Evangelical Lutheran church and retained her membership in this church all her life. Mrs. Bahr wan known as a loving mother and kind neighbor. She leaves to mourn her depature, three children, John Bahr, Mrs. Martha Drager and Mrs. John Kaln, all of Algona; nineteen grandchildrer and eight grandchildren. hits and struck out eleven men while five Algona batters fanned the breeze an their mates connected nine times. The Grays have a busy week, meeting the Page Fence Giants colored team, Wednesday night here, tangling with the 'Southern Minn. All-Stars at the Swea City celebration Thursday afternoon, traveling to I'l'Trr. Lake Sunday afternoon, to return and meet Lake View here Sunday night. Hew License Plates Automobile license plates for 1837 are being distributed to the county treasurers of the state. The numbers are white on a blu« background. Wounded Soldier Drunk Jack GaSney. ex-soldier, was arrested for drunkenness and uad his hearing Saturday forenoon. He was paroled to U. B. Frank!, Irving- toa, for thirty days and paid costs of $6.50. Guflney baa been up for drunkenness before. He was wounded and shell shocked in the World War. Store Has Hew Chairs The Brownell 8ho* Co. ha* improved it* stflfftjB » set of eight new fniMJtrnj|rtwf'r l WfHM trimmed, green leather chair*. Fire Destroys Barn and 14 Pigs Whittemore: Tuesday about 5:30 o'clock the Whittemore local nro company made a call six miles southeast of town to the farm occupied by Bernard O'Brien where i the burn was destroyed by <ire. The burn was small and the tire hud too much of a start to be saved although the corn crib and other small buildings started from Hying embers and the intense heat and were put out with a small hose line from the booster tank. Mr. O'Brien lost about 14 small pigs around 50 pounds of cream and a new cream separator, manure spreader, harnesses and all his hay. It is thought the fire was caused by new hay. There were a large number of his neighbors there in a short time with buckets and every available thing to fight a fire. Head Hurt in Fall The 12-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jewell Larson, farmers near Algona, waa injured last week while playing in the hay mow of the barn. He slipped and fell several feet striking bis head on a steel oil barrel. Ha wa» taken ta Dr. Jaa«e'« office, where several sUtohes were required to clone the wound. Fed. Housing Loans Now Available in Kossuth County Property owners in Algona and Kossuth county may now finance improvements on their property at a low cost, with no down payment. These improvements may be paid for in monthly installments to suit the income of the property owner, because of the very favorable terras of the National Housing Act. Financing of these improvements, as outlined by the Federal Housing Administration, may be arranged through several representatives of F. S. Norton & Son, who are to be in Algona this week. These representatives, working under the direction of Herbert Weir, an expert in FHA financing are making a house-to-house canvass of the city in an effort to better acquaint the citizens with this branch of the Federal Administration. Loans to repair, alter or improve property may be made under Title I of the National Housing Act and amount from ?100.00 to |2,000.00 can be secured on any one piece of property. Repayment is made in monthly installments based on the borrower's income and any individual, who, today has an assured income and a good credit standing, can borrow money. New house., may also be buiH and financed under Title II of the same act. The gentlemen making the survey expect to be at the office of F. S. Norton & Son all this week. Anyone desiring information can call there oj ask for a represnta- tive to come to your home or office and go into details concerning a loan through the KHA. J. W. Stennett of Mason City Drives Auto Into Evening Train Blinded by Dust Fails to See Fast Train Bound East J. W. Stennett, traveling salesman, from Mason City, was killed Thursday evening, two miles west of Algona, at the Hobarton cross- ng when he drove around the car of D. D. Paxson into the eastbound Milwaukee passenger train. At the oroner's Inquest held Friday even- ng the jury passed the verdict of ccldental death. The accident occurred about 8:3O ust at dusk. Mr. Stennett wasi driving a 1935 Plymouth coupe, which belonged to the Proctor & Gamble Co. by which he was employed. Auto Thrown 80 Feet The train was five cars long and he automobile smashed Into the hlrd and middle car. Mr. and Mrs. Dana Paxson did not observe he actual crash because of the dust caused by the car in which >fr. Stennett was riding, but heard he impact of the car strtKlng the rain. The force of the crash tore he motor from the car, anu tossed t 30 feet Into a nearby" field. The rest of the car was demolished. Mr. 'axson and two men who drove up few minutes after the crash removed the body from the wreckage. Stennett was lying partially on the ground and running board, and his feet were In the car. They removed him to the road bank and he lived about thirty minutes, never regaining consciousness. Mr. Stennett suffered a broken back, mangled hip and severe cuts on the body. He died before the Merritt ambulance arrived and the body was taken to Algona to the funeral home, and later Thursday to the Randall funeral home at Mason City. . Crew Didn't Know of Accident As the accident occurred some distance from the locomotive th* crew did not learn of tbs> accident until they were nearly in Algona. B. B. Joslyn, wlreman for the Western Union at Mason City, a passenger on the train, was asleep at the time of the accident. He noted that dirt had been thrown on him and some of the other passenger* realized that there had been an accident and notified train officials. The coach was injured so that it had to be left at Mason City for repairs. The spring was knocked crosswaya in the rear truck. The mail had to be removed to another car. j Dead Alan Poor Driver J Mr. Stennett was considered a very poor driver as he had been in three serious accidents previous to this time. In one he lost his left hand and he had also run into n. train at Hampton. Funeral services were held at the Randall Funeral Home in Mason City Saturday morning and he waa buried at Mason City. Wife in Mason City Store He is survived by his wife, who is head of the ready-to-wear department in the Merkle store at Mason City, and three foster children who have grown up and married. Mr. Stennett was a crack salesman fqr Proctor & Gamble Co. for which he had worked for 10 years. He was u member of the Masonic and Odd Fellow lodges. The inquest took place Friday night at the office of Justice of Peace H. B. White. Witnesses were W. C. Lawyer, farm band. Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Paxson and H. A. Van Alstyne, night marshal. Those on the jury were R. C. Larson, R. J. Vincent and H. Peterson, who were sworn Thursday night Attar viewing the body at the funeral home. Van Alstyne testified that according to the tracks made by the wheels Stennett had tried to stop the car about eight feet before he had crashed into the train, after which the tracks had run parallel Lo the railroad track. The verdict waa accidental death. Bob Watson Has Serious Eye Injury Irvington: Bob Watson had an accident Thursday which might have bec-n quite serious. A piece of steel fltw into his eye while he was at work on sonic machinery. A uuctor wa;i m-iesaary to remove the ouinc', whijh haJ luJ^td deep uj the eye hull. Dickinson at Dubuque Senator L. J. Dickinson left on Monday morning for Dubuque to attend the funeral rites for the late Senator Louis J. Murphy. Senator Dickinson and David J. Walsh of Massachusetts and F. Ryan Dully of Wisconsin were chosen as a committee to represent the United States senate at the funeral. News was received Sunday of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Elliott, Rockford, 111. Urn. Elliott was Jean Carmtan before her marriage. Here from San Antonio Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moore and son. Stanley, arrived in Algona Friday for u visit with their many AJ- Kciia. relatives and friends. Thu's who have lived at San Antonio, Texas, for many years since leaving Algona, made the drive north by way of Amarillo, Denver and Colorado Springs. They found it cool and comfortable on their trip until they drove into Nebraska from the west. Nebraska and southwestern Iowa are burned up. They are guests in Algona at the houie of Mrs. Moort-'s brother, J. W. Haggard. Not Given Proper Credit In last week's Upper De* Mointui appeared a poem sigutui "A. Buck," printed in connection with the history uf Company A, 33d Engineers. The poem waj sponsored by Bob Padgett, brick contractor, Featoa, KmuuUj county, Iowa. We arc glad to mak« this correction.

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