OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY PAPEB &lsona Upper Be* jttoineg HISTORICAL DEFT, KstabUshed 1865 LARGEST CIRCULATION IN KOSSCTR ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JULY 28,1936 Ten Pages. VOL. 34.—NO. 30 CRASH ON WAY DANCE: FIVE INJURED Two Girls Almost Tied For First Place In Texas Contest ONLY 3 MORE DAYS TO VOTE BEFORE FINISH Close Finish Appears Certain As Leaders Spur On PATTERSON, NORMAN NOW NECK ft NECK There are only three more days ! left to cast ballots in the Algona .'Upper Des Molnea-State Theatre Working Girls' Popularity Contest The winner will receive a 10-day trip to the Texas Centennial Exposition with all expenses paid. Aa ballots were tabulated, last Friday, the greatest excitement in six weeks of voting was evident. It also became apparent that some of the contestants had been holding back votes. Hda Patterson, running in third place last week, had 20,785 votes added to her total this week, jumping her into socond place, just a little over two thousand votes behind Violet Norman, who has held first place for over a month. Betty Backua dropped to third place. Zora Keith Advance* Another gain was made by Zora Keith, who moved into fourth place. Miss Keith's three new subscriptions the past week netted her an additional 1,600 votes, plus those •he received at the theatre. Other positions remained about the same. Jane Hemphill moved up one notch, as did Irene Heller, and Maurlne Hanson advanced two places in the petitions. There is certain to be a close finish, with all of the votes that have been held out coming In during the next few days, and subscriptions adding to the last minute rush. fUandlnjg, Ady M 1. Violet NorrSn, AlgoiM ....41,966 2. Hda Patterson, Algona ....30,420 3. Betty Backus, Algona 28,970 4. Zorn Keith, Algona 18,905 0. Esther Lavrenz, Algor.a ..18,745 0. Mary Kaln, Algona 14,060 7. Drusilla Caughlin, Alg 11,035 8. Jane Hemphill, Algona ....10,955 9 Anna Ramus, LuVerne ....10,260 10. Beulah Gifford, Burt 9,139 1L Dorlys Knudsen, Algona .. 8,835 12. Irene Heller, Whitt. 13. Marcella Cullen, Whitt. 14. Toots Gramenz, Fen ton. 15. Viola Riddle, Lakota 6,810 16. Alice Moulton, Ledyard .. 6,705 17. Maurine Hanson, Wesley 6,665 18. Julia Stott, Tltonka 6,605 19. Ardella Hovey, Algona 6,555 20. Lola Marlow, L. Rock .... 6,550 21. Loretta Winkel, Algona .. 6,445 22. Bertha Fasbender, St. B. 23. Rose Murphy, Bancroft 8,780 8,760 7,880 In The WEEK'S NEWS CURRENT EVENTS PHOTOGRAPtlED FOR The Upper Des Moines REPUBLICAN SIGN CAUSES UPROAR IN MINNESOTA TOWN—The above sign erected in front of a building under construction in New Ulm, Minn, bearing the wording, "G. O. P. Project No. 1, not a-W. P. A. Project" has caused a dispute between the owners of the building, the Vosel brothers, and the Democratic city council. IN THIS CASE THE HORSE WAS HURT—There are upsets in bull fighting as in other sports. Witness this scene at a recent fight by professional bullfighters from Spain at Piedras Niegras, Mexico. The infuriated bull charges the horse of the picador, goring that animal, despite protective- cushions. As the horse falls to the ground, the bull's horns are under him, the picador is catapulted overhead, his lance, broken by the force of the charge, falling to the ground. In the background a toreador, and Matador Ernesto Baldcro (right) are rushing out to lure the bull away from the fallen man. 5,965 5,760 24. Cora Maaterson, Corwlth 5,695 25. Rosella Voigt, Whitt 5,595 26. Bernlce Harrington, Alg. .. 6,420 27. Rosalee Dorr, St. B 4,865 28. Irene Werlnga, Lakota ... 4,550 29. Pearl Dahl, S. City 4,450 30. Lola Warner, Fenton ... 4,425 31. Isabel Kaln, Algona 3,645 82. Bea Kramer, Fenton 3,450 88. Muriel Johnson Lakota .... 3,100 84. Lucille Anderson, S. City 3,100 86. Clara Wedal, LuVerne .... 2,840 36. Dencll Stockman, S. City .. 2,540 Big Party Monday Next Monday night at the State Theatre, all contestants will be guests of honor, and the final awards will be announced at that time and carried in complete detail in this paper on next Tuesday. First prize is the trip, with second and third places bringing a year's pass to the State Theatre. Fourth and fifth places earn a nine months' pass, fifth and sixth places a six months' pass, and so on, with even the lowest contestants receiving theatre passes, so everyone will get something. Be on hand at the theatre for the final count Get Your Vote* In Warning is issued that all votes must be in either at the theatre ballot box, or at the Upper Des Moines office, by Friday, July_31. No votes will be accepted afwr X rl- day. Coupons from the Upper DCS Moines are worth 10 votes, as are children's admission tickets at the State Adult admissions bring 25 votes. New subscriptions to the Upper D*« Moines yield 500 votes, and renewals a smaller amount. Only three more days to help your favorite; threa more days to earn a free, 10-day trip, or threatre pass- Three Fined on Egg Candling Charge Three Kowuth men charged with failing to candle eggs in caaea of iffloTicld entered pleas of guilty in Juitice court here, Thursday, ana were each fined $S and cosU. Those fined were L. D. Mayne ol Ledyard, Art Priebe of Lone Rock, and Ed Slower of Stevens. Chan. Peckham of the pure food inspection department filed the information* against the men. It wan explained that occasionally in cftndUng of eggs, «0ip« afaowta* that they have been candled might be overlooked and not placed in the "justice H. B. Whit* beard the case. Fire On Fenton Farm Destructive Fenton: Fire destroyed five acres of shocked oats and one large hay stack on the Walter Wegener form two miles northwest of Fenton at 11:00 o'clock Friday evening. The fire was in the middle of the field and it is thought started from lightning. With help of neighbors who worked all night using wet lack* and plowing around the field halted the fire. A peat bed was •till burning on Saturday afternoon. WEATHER REPORT High Low July 20, trace rain 86 67 July 21 89 July 22 100 60 66 July 23 94 68 July 24 87 66 July 25 96 73 July 26 100 72 HOGS Best light butch., 140-180 $8.50-8.80 Best light butch., 160-180 ... 9.60-9.75 Best light butch., 180-220 10.00 Best light butch., 220-250 9.90 Med. heavy, 270-290 ibs 9.30 Med. heavy, 290-325 Ibs 9.10 Med. heavy, 325-350 Ibs 9.00 Butchers, 350-400 Ibs 8.50 Packing sows, 300-350 8.00-8.20 Packing sows, 350-400 7.75 Fucking sows, 400-500 7.40 CATTLE Cunncrs and cutters $2.50-3.25 Fat steers 6.50-7.50 Fat yearlings 6.00-6.50 Bulls 3.60-4.50 Veal calves 5.00-6.50 Fat cows 3.50-1.25 Stock steers 6.00-6.50 GRAIN No. 2 white corn $.95 No. 2 yellow corn 84% No. 3 white oaU, 30 Iba 32 Barley, No. 3 GO EGGS No. 1 18c No. 2 15c Cash cream— No. 1 34c No. 2 82» Sweet S5< POULTHV Cocks, Leghorn* 8c Cocks, heavy iOc Hens, 4tt lb». and up 14c Hens, under 4'/i Ibs 12c Leghorn hen* 13c Calf and cow hide* 4c Ducks, 4H Ibs and up 9c nucks, under 4V4 Iba 7c GMM - 4c suruig, Leghorn* 15u Boring, under 8 Iba I5c Spring*, over S Iba 17c MAN MUST DIE FOR MURDERING GIRL FROM BURT Los Angeles Jury Gives Verdict After Nine Hours Study Robert S. James, handsome barber of Los Angeles, California, was convicted of first degree murder of his seventh wife, Mary Busch, a bride of 16 days, a girl who formerly lived, and was born near Burt, Iowa, on the old J. E. McWhorter farm in 1907, and as a result must die. The jury was out nine hours, and did not recommend life imprisonment. James was charged with drowning his wife in a bathtub last August 4, after first subjecting her to the tortures of a rattlesnake bite. The prosecution charges he killed her to collect $20,000 life Insurance. The verdict was greeted with strong enthusiasm at Burt, where many of the older residents remember Mary Busch and her folks quite well. Dr. W. T. Peters was the attending physician at her birth. James not only was implicated in the death of his seventh wife, but there has been sensation after sensation disclosed during the trial, regarding his other six wives, and al«o his relations with a niece, who went to California to become a moving picture actress under Jamed' direction, but instead found herself lured into becoming his paramour. The snake murder has kept the west coast in a furore, a* newspapers have spread the trial fact* tar and wide. Buys 80 Acres Titonka: Oscar Blanchard, Lone Rock, purchased the Henry Ktink 80-acre farm south of town, Wednesday. Consideration was $4,000 and possession will be given on March 1. Kicked in Face Union: Robert Keefe was acci- dently kicked in the face by one of hi* horse* while threshing Saturday. He received minor cut* and scratches. ELEANOR HOLM JARRETT who has been withdrawn from Olympic competition because of alleged infractions of training rules while sailing to Europe. WOODEN SHOES FOR EVERYONE, big and little are made in the Streets of the World, international section of the Great Lakes Exposition in Cleveland, by John Vrombaut and his wife. The old couple's first customer was R. E. Madsen of Bell. California, Madsen, one of America's tallest men, stands seven feet and six inches in height and a special pair of shoes had to be cut for him. J. W. STENNETT Mr. Stennett, Mason City salesman, was killed July 16, at the Hobarton crossing when his car collided with the eastbound Sioux. Carnival Man In Court, Fined $15 Charged with petty larceny in connection with a theft at Swea 'My during the recent carnival there. Marvin McCanless entered a plea of guilty in Justice White's court in Algona, Friday, and was lined $15 and costs of $11.6fi. McCuuless made restitution to the parties concerned, who charged him with theft of a sum of numey. The defendant waa connected with the carnival company, it was stated. He was brought here by Carl Schrotder of Swea C.ty. Al Maxwell, South Dakota, was fined $1 and costs of $3 in While a court also, when he entered a plea of guilty to a choice of tailiag to fctop for an arterial sign. Bain Promised Kogsuth county hod smatterings in scattered section* during the paat week of rain, but although clouds hovered ou the horizon during more **>•" one day, an actually heavy downpour of rain failed to arrive. Weather prediction* for this week are rain for certain. PAVING PARTY PLANS AUG. 5 ROUNDING OUT Free Watermelon, Free Dancing and Band Concerto Are Listed ATHLETIC PROGRAM FOR YOUNG, OLD All the watermelon you can eat, FREE, was the edict of the directors of the Chamber of Commerce, at a special meeting with reference to the Pavement Day celebration to be held here Wednesday, August 0. Committees were named to handle all phases of the program, and invitations to Senator L. J. Dickinson of Algona, and Guy M. Gillette, congressman and new candidate for the seat of the late Senator Louis J. Murphy, to speak on the dedicatory program were issued. Band Concerts, Athletics State street from the hotel to Harlan street wilt be blocked off on that day. Two stands in the center of the main thoroughfare will serve watermelon all day long. Eat all you can. Two bingo stands will also be operated on the street by the Chamber of Commerce. During the day 'two band concerts will be presented, one at 3 p. m. by the school band, and another at 8 p. m. by the Algona Military Band. A sports committee Is to arrange for street sports for children, with cash and other prizes. Contests for adults will also be offered. A Softball tournament starting at 2 p. m., is planned, with eight teams invited from all sections ol the county. The finals will be play- eii at night on the Atbletta Field. The neiv paving itself will be dedicated at 3 p. m., with the spe ing program to follow. In the evening, a pavement dance will be offered free on State street, on the fairgrounds dance floor, with a fine orchestra yet to be engaged. All stores will be open in the evening, and in conjunction with the program of entertainment, a special urruy of Pavement Day bargain values will bo offered especially for this occasion by every store in the city. Committees ill Charge The committees named Friday at a special session of the board of directors of the club are as follows: General Chairman, Lyle Reynolds; assistants, W. A. Barry, G. W. Stillmon. Watermelon committee, Ralph Mledke, chairman, F. E. Pierce, F. D. MathcH, and Don White. Sports and Entertainment, Gail Pettit, chairman, W. F. Steele and Dr. C. D. Schaap. Advertising and Publicity, N. C. Rice, chairman, T. H. Chrischilles and W. V. Butler. Pulling Contests Again This Year At County Fair Earl Vincent, fair secretary, announces that there will again be a pulling contest for both heavyweight and lightweight teams in conjunction with the 1936 county fair. The competition will be held in front of the grandstand at 10 a. m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The heavyweight division will be for teams of over 3,000 IDS., and the lightweight division for teams under that weight. An official dynamometer will be used to register the teams' pull, and the entire contest will be conducted according to national rules. No whip or helper or other devices to make the teams pull will be allowed, and an official will be here to personally supervise the contests. Entries may be made at uny time. The new 1936 fair premium book has just come oil the press and is now available for distribution. Other plans for the fair are coming along in great shape, and the present set-up will Include a Thrill Day on Tuesday, Sept. 8; harness race programs on Wednesday and Thursday, and Auto Race day on Friday. Oh Skinny! The Circus Is Coming to Algona Friday Russell Bros. Fine 3-ring Show Stops Here One Day McWhorter Loses 100 Bushels Oats Portland: One of Ray MeWhort- tr'u oat fields caught fire Wednesday noon. Over 100 bushels of oats were burned before the fire could be extinguished. It is believed that the intense heat caused the blaze. Portland township has experienced three such fires within the past week. Clarence Crouch's pasture fire last Tuesday was similar to this one. Russ Stapler's oat field was on fire Friday night due to lightning. Marriage Licenses Raymond Boehmke and Hage, Garaer, July 25. Ruby WUlard Laird and Valeria Cactus, Blue Earth, Mian., July 23. Vast spreads of canvas, fluttering flags, gaudy sideshow banners, roaring lions, trumpeting elephants, beautiful ladles in tights doing death-defying feats, agile bareback riders in frilly costumes, rollicking clowns in ridiculous antics, the pulse-quickening rhythm of band music, the unmistakable odors of sawdust and tanbark, of popcorn and floss candy. These alluring sights, sounds and smells, absent from Algona all too long, will prevail here once more Friday (July 31) when Russell Bros. Circus comes for two performances, afternoon and night, on the Smith farm at the east end of State street. Not only is this the first circus this season, but from all advance reports it is the largest and most mportant one to be billed for Algona In a considerable number of treara. It holds a position of fore- nost rank among the larger tented organizations of the country and during the present season has ilayed many cities in Missouri, 111- nois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan ranging in size from 10,000 to 200,000 and. larger. Fair Admission Price Russell Bros, bears the distinction of having been the first circus of major proportions to reduce its prices to a place in keeping with the average family's present-day entertainment budget. By using the most modern methods of transportation and operation and thus eliminating costly overhead, it is able to present a circus program of highest quality at rates that are but a fraction of what the circus- going was formerly accustomed to pay. Furthermore, the people of Algona .and , the surrounding territory-will-hare-the advantage's? prices lower than charged earlier in the season in larger cities. In coining into a town of this size at this particular time, the management has taken into consideration weather and drought conditions, the lower expenses involved here and the prospect of doing volume business. Thus, it has been pos- iblo to offer admission rates even lower than those which have caused this show to be designated as 'the greatest circus on earth for :he price." U'lttch Them "Set Up" The circus will arrive in Algona aright and early Friday morning from Webster City, and there will many interesting sights for those who gather on the lot to watch it set up. One after another, the various tents—the sideshow, menagerie, big top, dining tent and all the others—will rise with magic precision and long before the noon jour everything will be up and In readiness for the afternoon per- lornmnce. Affairs are scheduled to get started on the midway at 12:30 in the afternoon and 6:HO in the evening; he doors will open at 1 p. m. and p. m. to allow ample time for an inspection of the menagerie and "or the concert by Prof. L. Myers" jund; and the performances will begin at 2 and 8, respectively. All American Footballer Coming as a headliner of the clr- us this season is Reb Russell, .vhose renown as an Ali-American ootball hero a few years ago has >een augmented by his stardom in western movies. It was while Reb was attending Northwestern in 1930 hat he achieved national recogni- ion as Ail-American fullback. Af- er he completed his university ourae in 1932 as president of the senior class, he found his way to -lollywood where he has become mown as "the Clark Gable of Westerns." At the conclusions of he present circus season, late in he fall, he and his famous horse, tebel, will return to the film cap- tal to resume their work before he nuivie cameras. The Russell Bros, rosier boasts iome of the nation's most eminent animal trainers. The horse show section is in charge of Frank B. Miller, undisputed deun of American circus horse trainers, assisted by Hazel King. Walter Jennier has the reputation in his line of starting where most seal trailers leave oil, and his fur-famed "talking" sea lion, Buddy la perhaps the most > popular individual animal star with uny circus. No big top performance would be complete without trick elephants and in this one the "ponderous pachyderms" are in charge of the loveliest of all feminine trainers. Miss Bobbie Warinner. The ultimate in circus bareback riding is offered by Albert Hodgini, Jr., who though a lad scarcely out of his terns is carrying on The menagerie, offered at no additional charge, contains a wide range of animals, both wild ai.d domestic. Specimens of more than ordinary appeal in the animal section axe a buby camel, born two months ago since the show has been on the road, und Topsy, a 4- year-old trained chimpanzee, that wears rompers like a child, and displays near-human intelligence with her cunning tricks. P. O. Bids Called For August 25th Bids for the new poatofflce building In Alajona are being called for, for the third time, and must be submitted to proper authorities by August 25, It was learned Monday. The money for the new building here ha* been allocated for some time, and the delay thud far ha* been caused by failure of bids to come within the money net aalde for the new building. Plan* have been altered somewhat, and It In hoped and expected that thU time at least one of the bid* will be acceptable. AUTOMOBILE RIDERS HURT NEAR SEXTON Machines Hook Corners As They Meet, Careen Into Ditch ALL OF INJURED ARE RECOVERING ALGONA C. OF C. HIRES RED OAK MANSJSCRETARY 0. S. Reiley to Assume New Position Here at Once Complete reorganization of the setup of the Algona Community Club, Including the selection and employment of a full time secretary, and a change of name to the Algona Chamber of Commerce, was announced Friday, at a special session of the board of directors. The move, which has been brew- Ing for some time, reached Itc con* elusion at this meeting. O. S. Reiley of Red Oak will be the new secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. .,, ; . Ma» Jitrong, Active Record Mr.' Reiley Is 37 years of age and has lived in Red Oak all of his life where lie made nn outstanding record in all lines of civic enterprise. He, with his wife and thcii two-year old son will move here In the very near future. During the pnst few yearn, Mr. Reiley has held various American Legion offices, including tliut of past county commander anil pnst district commander, and also past state vice president. Me is 11 member of the Elks lodge, mid the Masonic order, and is a member of the Congregational church. He also held the office of vice president of the Iowa Amateur Baseball Ass'n. I'luiiN Future Events In addition to the Pavement Day celebration on August 5, discussed elsewhere, Mr. Reiley hits several other plans up his sleeve already, and indications point to an unparalleled period of civic and com- uunity activity under his leadership, and with the cooperation of local business men, and citizens, A fall event of outstanding attraction is already being discussed. Near Half Million In Postal Savings Report Shows Sale of the new U. S. Savings Bonds through the Algona powtof- lice, up until the first of this month had totaled $39,187.50, said W. W. Sullivan, postmaster, last Saturday. The new bond issue is still being offered for sale here. The fiscal year of the local post- office ended the first of the month, and at that lime postal savings in the local office amounted to $407,355, it was also stated. In explaining the new U. S. Savings Bonds, Postmaster Sullivan stated that they mature exactly 10 years from the date of issue, for a sum one-third more than their purchase price. They are sold in denominations of from $25 to $1,000, with a limit of $10.000 maturity value, in any calendar year. Five young people, three boys and two girl*, on their way to a dance at Sexton, last Saturday night, found themselves instead In a local hospital with cuts and bruise* resulting from a motor car coUitlon on highway 18, east of Algona. The injured: Oscar Simons, St Benedict, abrasions on the left arm and cuts. Elmer Youngwirth, LuVerne, injuries to right hand and cuts. Lawrence Youngwirth, Wesley, gash on arms and bruises. Ruth Lund, Algona, hand and chest Injuries. Emma Winters, Algona, wound under eye and head Injuries. The Injured were all riding in a model A Ford coupe owned and driven by John Qrandjennet of St. Benedict. There were nine people n the coupe and In the rumble seat. Cam Hook Corners Raymond J. Otis of Wesley, drlv- >ng a Chevrolet coupe, was driving west, alone In his car, shortly after 9 p. m. As his machine and the Grandjennet machine neared each other, they In some manner of means got too close toward the center, or one of the cars did at least. Traveling at a lively clip, the machines hooked corners as they met. Otis' car went 180 feet down the pavement out of control and into the ditch, while the heavily loaded Qrandjennet car went SO feet down the pavement and Into the ditch on the other side of the road. Both cars were damaged, the St. Benedict machine the worst. Clarion Folk* Aid, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Pitzen of Clnrion were shortly behind the Grandjennet machine, and they aided I'm injured, bringing them to the General hospital, where they were treated. It took Dr. W. D. Andrews two and one-half hours to sew :tn the bad cuts and treat the bruises arid wounds of the five injured young people. Altfona Marshal Frank Green went TO the scene of the accident and made an investigation as both. Sheriff Carl Dahlhauser and Deputy Cleo Cullen were at Burt where the mnual celebration was In progress and needed officers on hand to keep a watchful eye. William Cosgrove Seriously 111 Here Wiliiuin Cosyrove, supervisor from the third district is in the Ku.j.-iuth hospital seriously ill, and although he was considered as near the brink of death o;i Sunday, he was reported as improved Monday. He is suffering from a streptococcus infection of the stomach, a form ol intestinal influenza. He has been ill over a week, and when his illness failed to disappear after several days at his home, bet.veen Wesley und Titonka, he was rushed to the Kossuth hospital, via am- buiaace. When his condition Sunday became worse, a quart of sugar and water was injected in his veins and since then he has shown some improvement. All visitors have been barred from his bedside because of his serious condition. J. C. Penney Has Tentative Lease , on Goeders Bldg. A tentative lease for rental of The Goedera Co. building, one of the choicest business sites in the city, in now in the hands of the J. C. Penney Co., it was revealed Saturday. K. C. McMuhon, attor- ley for the Goeders Co., is handling he matter locally. In addition to tin Penney organization, it was understood that iien from Fuyette, Spencer, Web- ter City and Minneapolis have all >een here looking over the territory with a view to renting the property. Montgomery Ward has also sent an investigator here to survey the fiejd, it was understood. Although the lease has gone to Penney headquarters, there is nothing definite regarding their location here. They sent a lease of their own here, and it was not acceptable, with the result that it was revamped here and a new lease sent back to them. Terms of the rental price had been ironed out, but other details might not enable the Penney company and the Ooeders Co. to get together. Car Passed Over Burt Girl's Body Burt: Bernadine, the 12 year old daughter of i!r. and Mrs. Roy Olloiu, narrowly escaped serious injury Thursday while playing on the street. She run directly in front of a car driven by Mrs. Edwin Allen. She f/as knocked down and the car passed clear ov*r her before Mrs. Alien could bring it to a stop. Fortunately the wheels missed her and she escaped with no broken bones, but received u great many scratches and her ankle was quite badly cut. She was carried into Dr. Clupsad- dle's office where her injuries were cared for. Former Algonian Weds Wtu. E. Green of Humboldt, a former Algona young mail and football player on the high school team, and Mona Yocum of HLLOI- boldt were married Friday night by H. B. White, justice. Buchanan Speaker Glen Buchanan was the speaker at the Rotary luncheon, Monday noon, at the Algona Country Club. He gave a classification talk with regard to the homo and work of Clarence Mawdslcy, another member of the club. New Mutual Building Work is progressing nicely ou the new Kossutli County Mutual Insurance building. The exterior, although not completely finished off. now gives one a definite idea as to the real beauty of the building, and work U progressing rapidly ou the inside.
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