The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 4, 1936 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 4, 1936
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HISTORICAL DSPT. OFFICIAL AND COVSTf PAPER Jfflomes LARGEST CIRCULATION IN KOSSUTH Established 1865 ALQONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 4,'.1936 Ten Pages. VOL; ;u:—NO. 3i ALGOHA TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE WEDNESDAY ~ ••• ».« • • * • ( • ••• ( . «•• Free Watermelon For All, Free Dancing, Sports, Fun Violet Norman Wins 10 Day Texas Trip M* *•»* fl fll^ A MNMIVVlfeA AttT - Tr-.Li.-rnm!-.. ' , . ^^ • ILDA PATTERSON SECOND IN TEN WEEK'SJALLOT Betty Backus, Esther Lav renz and Zora Keith '' < ' Are Runnersup Tallying 45,495 votes in the final week of balloting, Violet Norman •of Algona, daughter of Mr. and ' Mrs. Oscar Norman, won the Texas Centennial free 10-day trip. The contest ended last Friday night, after running 10 weeks. Hda Patterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jewell Patterson, living south of Algona, took second place after a hotly contested but friendly scramble for votes. Violet held a lead of over 1&000 when the final ballots were counted. On the final day of the contest she brought In 16 new subscriptions to the Upper Des Moines and several renewals. The new subacrlptlons alone gave her 8,000 votes hi a lump. Theatre Party Held The contest, sponsored by the State Theatre and The Algona Upper Des Molnes, was unique In that all of the entries received some award, whether they worked for a high position In the contest or not At the State Theatre, Monday night, the final result* were announced from the stage of the theatre. Betty Backus was an easy third. 8h« and Mis* Pattereon bad waged a bard Ogbt for second place, - - ••- +l»ti»M ' • " ' ..87,690 ..74,095 ..40,325 ..25,420 roundup. Only working girl* were eligible to win. Mi*s Norman is employed by Hutchison & Hutchison, local lawyer*, Miss Patterson is employed at the Blackstone Cafe, and Miss Backus i* employed by the Advance. Final Standings 1. Violet Norman, Algona a. Ilda Patterson, Algona 8. Betty Backus, Algona 4. Esther Lavrenz, Algona 6. Zora Keith. Algona ............ 23,485 6. Mary Kain, Algona ............ 18,488 7. Drusilla Caughlin, Algona.. 14,725 8. Anna Ramus, Lu Verne ....14,010 8. Jane Hemphlll, Algona ....12,289 10. Marcella Cullen, Whit. ........ 11,070 11. Loretta Winkel, Algona ..11,050 12. Irene Heller, Whit ............ 10,806 13. Beulah Clifford, Burt ........ 10,180 14. Rosella Voight, Whit ....10,065 15. Dorlys Knudsen, Algona .. 9386 18. Toots Orumens, Fenton 17. Julia Stott, Titonka 18. Maurine Hanson, Wesley 19. Viola Riddle, Lakota 20. Alice Moulton, Ledyard 21. Lola Marlow, Lone Rock 22. Bernlee Harrington, Alg. 7,700 23. Ardella Hovey, Algona 7,645 24. Bertha Fasbender, St. a 6,975 25. CoVa Masterson, Corwlth 6,908 26. Rose Murphy, Bancroft 6,785 27. Rosalee Dorr, St Ben 28. Pearl Dahl, Swea City 29. Irene Werlnga, Lakota 80. Lola Warner, Fenton 81. Bea Kramer, Fenton 8Z Muriel Johnson, Lak 33. Isabel Kain, Algona 84. Clara Wedal, LuV. .._ 85. Lucille Anderson, S. C. 36. Dencil Stockman. 8. C. . Bather Lavrena moved .. fourth place, ahead of Zora Keith, andthe two glrto, W» all of the others, will receive theatre tickets ^proportion »» ttato *"? **?*• tags. Mis* Lavreni U employed as iecretary in the Reemployment of- Soe here, and Miss Keith U a ^ registered nurse In the office of Dr. Cretzmeyer. LuVeroe Girl High 9,395 8.710 8,500 8,020 7,995 7,980 5,865 5,575 6,550 5,425 4,450 4,225 4,025 3,890 3.800 8.470 Anna Ramiuj of LuVerne Marceta Cullen of W"i«Ir^e Belter of Whittewore Oifford of Burt were o out of the city who Placed high in the final utandings. Naturally. entries from more dUtant patois in the county were under a handicap, but although Al- gonf glrtawere close* to the scene SftL centwt, there were 15 entered to Btort with, with 12 finishing. M tfaa? t«W .till was a big chance foVTwide division week. Cretco Twp. Owe In Justice Court imtpff H- Pierce w«i fined $35 on a charge of aaaault and battery la * ca*a heard Monday In Justice P. A. Baoww's court, and originating to Cruaco townaulp. Upon payment of W of the fine, the remainder was suspended, with co»U paid by the defendant The information against Pierce wa* filed by M. L. Patton, awl according to Uw Ktory teM to «wrt begt* after some family d*8*f In The WEEK'S NEWS CURRENT EVENTS PHOTOGRAPHKD FOR The Upper Des Moines CORN AT $1.15 BUSHEL HERE, SEASON'S HIGH Although the weather moderated nicely in the past week, Kossuth county is still thirsting for a good, soaking rain. And In the meantime, the price of corn went to new highs for the season, as the prices quoted below show. The week's weather: High Low Monday, July 27 94 71 Tuesday, July 28 93 66 Wednesday. July 29 82 67 Thursday, July 30 85 B7 Friday, July 31 89 87 Saturday, Aug. 1 92 59 Sunday, Aug. 2 97 59 The markets, Monday: HOQS Best light butch., 140-180 . $8.70-8.80 Best light butch., 160-180 .. 9.50-9.70 Best light butch., 180-220 10.00-10.20 Best light butch., 220-250 10.00-10.10 Med. heavy, 270-290 Ibs. . . 9.60-9.70 Med. reavy, 290-825 Ibs. . 9.03-9.40 Med. heavy, 325-350 Ibs 9.00-9.10 Butchers, 350-400 Ibs 8.50-8.00 Packing Sows, 300-350 8.20-8.40 Packing sows, 350-400 8.00 Packing sows, 400-500 7.70 CATTLE Canners and cutters $2.00-2.75 Fat steers 6.00-8.50 Fat yearlings 6.00-6.50 Bulls 3.50-4.25 Veal calve* 5.00-7.00 Fat cows 3.00-4.00 Stock steers 5.00-6.00 GRAIN No. 2 white corn $1.16 No. 2 yellow corn $1.05 No. 3 white oats, 30 Ibs 40 Barley, No. 3 85 EGOS Hennerys 24c No. 1 20c No. 2 16c Cash cream— No. 1 34c No. 2 32c Sweet 35c POULTRY Cocks, Leghorns 8c Cocks, heavy lOc Hens, 4Vi Ibs. and up . Hens, under 4V4 Ibs In the above picture, Ilda Patterson, at the left, is congratulating Violet Norman, right, for winning the free 10-day trip to the Texas Centennial, in the contest sponsored by the Upper Des Molnes and State Theatre. At the left Is a closeup picture of Miss Norman. Miss Patterson won a season's pass, the award for second place. (Algona Upper Des Moines picture). MOTHER SLAIN BY DAUGHTER'S BOY FRIEND— Jersey City, N. J. police authorities claimed that Donald Wightman, 18, confessed killing Mrs. Helen MacKnlght, in Bayonnc, with an axe, claiming he struck in self defense. Wightman and Mrs. MacKnight's daughter, Gladys, 17, were detained by police a few hours after Edgar W. MacKnlght discovered the body of his wife on the kitchen floor of their home, July 31. Wightman Is alleged to have said that Mrs. MacKnight attempted to attack him with a meat knife and that he swung the axe to save himself. Photo shows left to right: Gladys MacKnight, Policeman, and Donald Wightman, aa they were being booked by the policeman. Later—The daughter since confessed the murder. Leghorn hens lalf and cow hides ui-ks, 4',-j Ibs. and up Ducks, under 4H Ibs Geese Spring, Leghorns Spring, under 3 Ibs. Spring, over 3 Ibs .14c 12c 12c 4c 9c 7c 4c He Uc 16c Popcorn Wagon War Under Way Open warfare between the two popcorn wagon* of Algona threatened tfai* week, with the filing of a law suit for $60 damage* against Dore Freeh by George Shaddick in P. A. Danson's justice court. The case is scheduled to be heard Wednesday. Shaddick claims that Freeh borrowed a two wheel trailer from him on July 15. 1935, and failed to return It. He asks damage* of $50 aa being the value of his los*. Business Firms Decorate The Chrlschllles * Herbat store is being decorated and painted this week. The A. 4 P. store has also b«eu rejuvenated with new white paint and the Iowa State Bank ii doing some exterior painting. PLAN DROUGHT PREVENTION—The great plans drought area committee, appointed by President Roosevelt to devise ways and means of preventing future droughts, is pictured meeting in Washington, D. C., July 31. Left to right, seated: Rexford G. Tugwell, Resettlement Administrator; Morris L. Cooke, Rural Electrification Administrator, chairman of the committee; and H. H. Bennett, director, Soil Conservation Service. Standing: John O. Page, acting director, Bureau of Reclamation; Frederick H. Fowler, director, drainage basin study, National Resources Committee; Col. Richard C. Moore, U. S. A., and Col. F. C. Harrington, Assistant Administrator and Chief Engineer, WPA. FIRE STRIKES 2 FARMS ASDRY FIELDS IGNITE Swea City Farm Home Is Damaged; Other Blazes Reported Fire, aided by dry timber and dry grass, sent biasing destruction into northwestern Kosauth farms, last week, and left In Ita trail a flre loss of thousands of dollars. Swea City: An early morning fire which was discovered about 0:30 a. m., last Thursday, partially destroyed the farm house on the Wm. Ley farm, four miles west and one mile south of Swea City. The place had been tenanted for the past 10 years by Ed Anderson. Mr. Anderson had built the fire In the kitchen stove and went out to do his chores, and within a few minutes the kitchen was on fire. The other members of the family escaped safely. A threshing crew on the Martin Molinder place rushed to the scene and aided in removing all household goods. Due to the fact that this was one of the oldest, if not the oldest house In Swea township, built by 8. P. Haglund, Swea City pioneer, the old time custom had been followed of packing flax straw between the double walls. This waa a great protection from cold and. heat extremes, but It allowed - re t^Ja-ea* eifslhiultancoufc- various places. The chemlcaltruck and firemen from Swea City assisted In getting the biane under control. DISASTROUS FIRE S. E. OF ARMSTRONG Armstrong: Fire destroyed alJ the buildings on the Martin Peter son farm, one mile east and four miles south of Armstrong, Wednesday, July 29, except the house and corn crib. When the fire reached the shed which contained oil barrels, a large explosion occurred. A new silo which did not have the roof on yet waa also caught in the flre. Evidently a carelessly thrown cigarette was thrown into some stubble on the Henry Gangsted farm, as men were going to the (ire, and it burned about 30 acres of stubble on that place, adding to the destruction and trouble. A hog lot <)hat separated the oats field from the Gangsted buildings saved the latter from probable destruction as well. Other grass fires in this vicinity have also been reported, one at a lot near the Harry Kirk residence, threatening that home for a time In Armstrong. 20 ACRES OATS BURN; VOLUNTEERS STOP FLAMES Ledyard: John Jones, five miles south of Ledyard, had the misfortune to lose twenty acres of oats via the (ire route Saturday afternoon. The (ire started as the result of a cigarette landing in a shock of grain and being thrown into the machine, thence on into the strawstack. Two straw stacks ut the Jones farm burned. Flying embers of straw took to the uir and landed five hundred feet over in the oat field, setting fire to the stubble. The wind was in the south and blew the lire from the straw stacks north, thus saving the buildings on the Jones farm. . The men went north a mile over to the Looft field and proceeded to put the fire out along the line fence which leads to the buildings. They then went east over toward Jerry Sullivan's farm and battled the flames of the stubble to save Mr. Sullivan's barley. Men were plowing with two tractors in an effort to stop the blaze. They finally gained control und stopped it. There were three corn fields on three bides of the stubble which aided in stopping the lire. 8TKEKT SCENE IN gT&IFK-TQKN SFjUN—Grimly indicative of the prwueat state of attain la Madrid, white rebele and loyalist* are locked in battle on numerous fronts throughout Spain, U this aeane to which » pedostrian aufcpatti to March by a loyajiat mlHHamtin. while another guard* hiw with a rifle. Fire Dept. Makes Two Rural Runs Fire department calls on Friday and Saturday boosted the total for last week to eight. Friday about 300 shocks of oats burned in a field of Melvln Faber, southwest of the city. Sunday a fire just east of the bridge on highway 18 almost got away into an oatg field, but the fire department crew got there in time. Cosgrove Getting Well William Cosgrove, Kosauth supervisor from the third district, who waa dangerously ill a week ago, wa» reported Monday as recuperating rapidly at the present time, and ia expected to be leaving the KoMutb "hospital in_a f« w now, attendants stated. Speakers, Bands, Rides To Help Dedicate New Paving Free watermelons, sports of all descriptions, rides and games, and a program of talks and entertainment, starting at 1 p. m., Wednesday, August 5, will celebrate the new paving of Algeria's main thoroughfare. The program will run from 1 p. m. until midnight, with the bulk of the entertainment being offered free through the cooperation of the Algona Chamber of Commerce and the Algona city council. STATE STREET ROPED OFF Three blocks of State street will be roped off from early morning until late that night. All traffic and parking within State street from the Algona Hotel to the Kent Garage will be prohibited, and right out in the street will be the means of having the most fun you've enjoyed for a long time. $113 WORTH OF FREE WATERMELONS A purchase of 6,500 pounds of the best watermelons, which cost the local Chamber of Commerce $113, has been made especially for the occasion. The watermelons have been put in cold storage, awaiting the eventful day. A stand In each of the three blocks will distribute all the watermelon you can eat all afternoon and evening. GILCHRIST, MITCHELL ARE SPEAKERS Congressman Fred Gllchrlst of Laurens and John Mitchell of Fort Dodge, speaker of the Iowa house of representatives, have been secured as the principal speakers of the day and will appear on the afternoon speaking program. Dedication-Celebration Program Wednesday, August 5 1 p. m. High School Band Concert, State Street. 1:30 p. m. Pavement Dedication, State Street. 1:45 p. m. Address, Hon. John Mitchell, Fort Dodge. 2:00 p. m. Address, Hon. Fred Gllchrlst, Laurens. 2:15 p. m. Band Concert, State Street. 2:30 p. m. Klttenball tourney. Athletic Park. 3:30 p. m. Kiddles' Sports, Athletic Park. 6:15 p. m. Finals of Kittenball, Athletic Park. 7:00 p. m. Adult Contests, Sports, Athletic Park. 7:30 p. m. Military Band, State Street. 9:00 p. m. Free Dance, State Street platform floor. 9:00 p. m. Baseball, Algona vs. Forest City. All day and evening—FREE WATERMELON, State Street. All day and evening—Store bargains everywhere. All day and evening, free picnic grounds, State Park, Tourist Park Swimming Pool Park and Blackford Park. STORES OPEN HOUSE, BARGAINS GUARANTEED All business places In the city are cooperating with one of the most unusual, August bargain events In the city's history. On an Inside section of this paper will be found 100 Items, each offered at wholesale prices by local firms. Throughout the paper are other dozens of Items in all lines of merchandise. Store* will hold open house, both during the day and the stores will also be open In the evening. «AHD CONCERTS FURNISH MUSIC ' ;* v ' -*'""• At and band will play concert program*. At 7:30 p. m. the Military band will give a concert. The concert on Wednesday will replace th« Thursday concert this weak. All concerts will be on State street on the dnnce platform. BINGO STANDS, OTHER CONCESSIONS The Chamber of Commerce will operate two corn game, bingo stands In State street, nnd there will also be a ferrls wheel nnd kiddle autos for those who like their rides. DANCE FREE TO EVERYONE AT NIOHT With absolutely no admission charge, u dance platform will be laid in State street, and young and old alike are invited to enjoy the music of Jimmlc Barnett's orchestra of 12 pieces. This famed radio broad- cnsting organization will play from fl p. m. until midnight for the affair. Corn meal will also be spread on the streets, in case the dance platform will not hold the crowd. SI'ORTS FOR ALL— YOUNG OR OLD With prizes of cairn. merchandise and trophies offered, an athletic program is being offered at the Athletic Park in the afternoon und evening. This will include a softball tournament with eight teams entered. The winning team will receive a beautiful trophy. ALGONA GRAYS AFTER FOHK8T CITY SCALP The Algona Grays will play the Forest City Collegians at 0 p. m. at the lighted ball park. The Collegians succeeded in downing Algona at a tournament at Forest City, recently, but since that time the locals have not been defeated, and are out to avenge themselves. All in all, the Algona merchants, business men and public in general have gone into the Watermelon-Pavement Day celebration with a vengeance, and are determined that everyone shall have a grand and glorious time. 1 Don't fail to come to Algona, Wednesday, August 5, and stay for the whole afternoon and evening program. It will be fun for all, and the t.-eats are all on the Algona Chamber of Commerce. 2 Narcotic Suspects Bound to Grand Jury Arraigned before Judge Davidson, Friday, Eugene L. Walsh and George Harman, charged with a violation of state and federal narcotic laws, were bound over to the grand jury, after they had entered pleas of not guilty to the charges. The court appointed G. D. Shumway to defend the pair, who had been arrested after the Burt carnival, recently, and pills taken from their possession. Dr. Walter Froser made an analysis of the pills, and declared that there was some morphine in them. The men were arrested by state and federal agents. Covers The Ground Well. That's u fact about The Al- yona Upper Dts Moint-s That We Proudly Provt. Last week postal records show u total of 299 Ibs. of newspaper passed through the local office-. OS that total, 156 Ibs. were delivered into Kossuth County towns and 118 Ibs. more went to homes in zones 1 and 2 (Armstrong, West Bend, Ringsted, Buffalo Center, Ottosen, Bode, Elmore, etc.) most of which are on routes in Kossuth, but trom post- offices in towns ouuuie the county. Only 25 Ibs. went to £ones 3 U> 8, with the bulk la 3 uud 4, close to home. Car Hits Heifer Dagne Nielsen of Kossuth, driving his car down highway 161) about four miles south of Algona, Sunday, struck a heifer which had wandered into the road. The car was damaged somewhat, but Nielsen and the heifer were not harmed much, officers reported. 2 Hurt in Auto Crash Sunday Nite Two West Bend young men were injured, Sunday night about 7 o'clock when the automobile which they were driving with Bernard Schneider at the wheel, collided in passing from the rear with a machine driven by Kd Duv- ison of Algona. With Schneider was a Mr. Sweeney. Schneider received cuts about the heud, and Su'eency who was also injured, was taken to Whittemore fur treatment. The iccident occurred on highway 14. vest of Algoiui, at about the road urninjj into the Algona I'ountry •lub. Officers reported that Schneidr's car hooked the rear of 1 >av- -.on's machine. Neither Davison lor his wife were injured, ,-ind bolh cars were somewhat damaged, DR. W.T. PETES, FOREMOST BURT CITIZEN, PASSES Heart Attack Fatal On Eve of Departure to Visit Son ACTIVE LEADER IN COUNTY CIVIC LIFE On the eve of his departure with its wife and daughter for Spokane, Washington, for a visit with hla son. Dr. W. T. Peters of Burt, 66 years of age, died In his back yard after a sudden heart attack, fe<,r.- day evening. Dr. Peters had just returned rom down town, and had gone nto his back yard to put a garden lose away. Bertha Smith, a nelgh- aor, looked from her window and saw Dr. Peters In the yard. In- ending to bid the doctor farewell, Mrs. Smith started into the Peters yard, Just as Dr. Peters fell to the ground, after a brief spell of coughing. One of County's Best To say that Dr. Peters was wide* ly known and heartily beloved by hundreds who have come to know him in his long period of service, both professional and civic, would fail entirely to convey the true spirit of friendliness and help that had characterized Burt's foremost citizen. Dr. Peters was a true friend, an Individual whose passing will bring intense sorrow not only to his own family and relatives, but his large and widely scattered host of friends. Funeral -MrviceB. -had not been Matches in Bundles Start Gerled Blaze Uerled: While threshers were working on the J. M. Jones farm, one mile west of Gerled, Saturday. the separator caught fire from friction, and before anything could be done the machine was damaged, two large stacks of straw, 12U acres of oats, and SW acres more across the roud ou the Schadeu- dorf farm were destroyed. The men plowed across the farui and saved the rest of it. The direction of the wind saved the Joues buildings and a new separator was immediately purchased. Mea say that they believe the lire started from friction in the bundles, caused by matches which might have become caught in the bundles. . _ ing word from members of bl» family, The belief waa that thw v/ould be held Thursday or Prldap In Railway Work Doctor Peters was born In Clay- Ion county, Iowa, February T, 1870. His father, John Peters, a native of Pennsylvania, came to Iowa when he was a young man and was one of the early settlers of Clayton county. He saw active service in the Civil war, and after that conflict settled down to farming. After completing his public schooling in Clayton county, Dr. 1'etcrs joined an older brother In Kossuth county, and for some time waa employed in railway construction work. For four years, in tho intervals of other work, he carried on a study of medicine In the office of Dr. Cutler of Bancroft. He upcnt one year at tho University of Iowa, and from there entered Hush Medical College, Chicago, from which lie won graduated in 1894. On August 5, 1894, he located at Burt, lowu, almost 42 years ago to tho day on which he passed away. In 18U7 lie took post graduate work in Chit-ago. Durit.g his years of the practice of medicine he held offices in county and slate medical associations, and also the American Medical Association and the Amer- cuii Railway Surgeons Associations. Muhoiilr Lodge .Member Dr. Peters had u genuine interest in farming, arid himself owned everal farms. Ho was instru- ncntal in the organization of the Hurt Savings Bunk, and held the jffire of president at the time of i Is death. He waa a member of the Burt odgc of Masons, the Scottish Rite "onsistory, und Shrine of Des Moines, and also affiliated with the Modern Woodmen of America. For 18 years he waa president of the Burt school board, and a new chool was built at Burt under his .crm of office. He took a real interest in politics, although not an active candidate for office despite tlit; fact that he was many times urged to run for various positions friends. Widow, 3 Children lit. Pelt-la is survived by his wid- cw, Helen, und his daughter, Mary Peters of Burt. His son, Russell, and daughter, Mrs. Gordon i'rench, by ii former marriage, live in Spokane and Philadelphia t'un- nal arrangements were pending o.i word i'ruin these children, Tuesday morning. Two brothers and two sisters il- t -i survive. They are Will of Burt i .id A. J. Peters of Monrovia, Ctil- i urnia, and Mrs. S. E. Gilmore of X/akpala, South Dakota, and Mrs. Churlus Kalun of Boise, Idaho. AJI OuUtaudiug Leader A mere obituary counot convey tiic sizu of the inaii whom Kossuth county has just lost. Dr. Peters hud behind him a lil'eluue of service to his community in the medical profession, a wealth of aatis- laction in the knowledge that he hud lived ia a friendly and happy mu.ii ncr winch eiidcured him to his associates. H j a career waa not dimmed 4 bit in recent years, despite the fact that be knew he waa not in the be^it of health, aud that his heart had begun to trouble him. He lived a full life; he will live forever in the hearts of all thai knew him.

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