The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 18, 1936 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 18, 1936
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OFFICIAL cmr ANDOOBNTT PA1PEB &lgona f Jlomes HISTORICAL DEFT. '"} LARGftgf CIRCULATION IN KO98KTB Ulstablished ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 18,1936 Ten VOL. 34.—NO. 33 WHITTEMORE CREAMERY THIEVES FOILED SEYERESTORM fflTSSODTHERN KOSSDTH, SAT. LuVerne, Irvington and Other Twps. Report Damage Severe electrical and wind storms which swept the southern half of Kossuth county last Saturday afternoon resulted In the following damage, which la only a partial list and has been reported to the Kossuth County Mutual Insurance Association. Paul Stahl, LuVerne township, wind damaged binder, two cultiva- tow and a tree fell on machinery. TBdfeund Anderegg, firm town- i .ship, Hancock county, lost 27 head T ! chickens, roof of .barn was caved In, '7 tons of hay and straw damaged by rain. Hans Schubert, Prairie township, limbs of tree blew into roof of barn and hen house, damaging shingles and sheeting, and possibly cracking rafters. Geo. Galbralth estate farm, Sherman township, wind tore door off crib and granary, breaking track and door. Maggie I. Burllngame, Irvlngton township, wind blew roof off barn and loosened one end. Emma Krienke farm, Irvlngton township, wind damage to gran- aty. Jacob Maasdam, Irvlngton township, extensive damage to porch, tree blew over onto a pig, killing W. H. Rledel, Union township, *bay rack blown over by wind and smashed, and elevator jack broken. Fred Tlmm, local telephone man. ager, reports that company wires were blown down in sections near LuVerne, taking out all long distance toll lines for a short time. • Near Kanawha a small tornado did heavy damage over a 20-mile' Croat, and corn in many sections reported blow* flat Truck WJth Six A truck with six head of cattle turned over a short distance -West of Livennore Saturday about 6 o'clock in the evening. L C. Tuttle was hauling the stock to Bode for Jennings brothers to fill in a car that was to have been shipped that night The accident happened near the L. L. Frederick place at the curve in the road on highway No. 322. As Tuttle was rounding the curve with his load, he met another car and in giving the road he edged too close to the side and' the truck turned completely over, dumping all of the cattle out and its driver. Tuttle was somewhat dazed, but he scrambled to his truck and later came to town, driving it The cattle did not fare so well as one of them only walked about a block and died. 30 At Cemetery . Ass'n Meeting .4 LuVerne] About th'rty women •J attended the August meeting of the '<LuVerne Cemetery Association held t at the hall Thursday afternoon. ' "The hostesses were Mrs. Fred Wolf, Grace Lichty and Mrs. Wm. Klawitter. On account of the county fair conflicting with the regular 4ate of the next meeting it was decided that the next meeting be held in October. Mrs. Gus Baessler, Mrs. Chas. Wolf and Mrs. J. L. Lichty will be hostesses. HOGS Best light butch., 140-160 .... 8.50-8.60 Best light butch., 160-180 $9.00-10.20 Best light butch., 180-220 10.75-10.7lS Best light butch., 220-250 ........ 10.10 Med. heavy, 290-325 Ibs ..... 9.70-9.80 Butchers, 350-400 Ibs ................. 9.00 Packing sows, 300-360 ................ 8.95 Packing sows. 350-400 8.60 Packing sows, 400-600 ........ 8.00-8.26 CATTLE Canners and cutters ........ $2.00-3.00 Fat steers ................................ 6.00-7.00 Fat yearlings ........................ 6.00-6.50 Bulls .......................................... 3.50-4.25 Veal calves .............................. 5.00-7.00 Fat cows .................................... 3.60-4.00 GRAIN No. 2 white corn ............................ 11-1* No. 2 yellow corn .................... 1-JJ3J* No. 3 yellow corn 1.02* No. 3 White oats, SO Ibs .......... 40H Barley, No. 3 l-°° EGGS 36C 3* 37c '. Sweet POULTRY Cocks, Leghorns |~ Cocks, heavy "K Hens, 4V4 Ibs. and up i*« Hens, under 4V4 Ibs «c Leghorn hens " c Calf and cow hides *° Ducks. 4tt Ibs. and up «c Ducks, under 4V4 Ibs ™ Geese Spring, Leghorns ?*° Spring, 4 to 6 Ibs Spring, 6 Ibs. aad over Spring, under 5 Ibs. 20c 14c In Tke WEEKS NEWS CURRENT EFKVTS PHOTOGRAPHED FOR The Upper Des Moines AS 1936 OLYMPIC GAMES NEARED CLOSE—A view of the Olympic stadium in Berlin and the stands jammed with 100,000 spectators, and the field occupied by thousands of the world's outstanding athletes, as the 1936 neared conclusion. RUINS IN TOLEDO. SPAJQV—the remains of a house in where rebels had forUfl«d themselves. Loyalist soldiers ENTERING SCENE OF MIMIC WAR-The 134th Artillery from Chicago, moving into Allegan, Mich., where 24,000 regular army men and national guardsmen are taking part in the most extensive training maneuvers that the midwest has seen since the World War. MORBID THRONG ATTENDS KENTUCKY HANGING— A throng of more than 20,000 persons In carnival wood gathered at Owensboro, Ky., to view the hanging of Rainey Bethea, 22 year^old negro sentenced to death recently for assault on an aged white woman. Above general view shows throng eagerly watching trap was about to be sprung with Bethea (in hood) standing on scaffold. Garneld Resident For 50 Years Died Thursday on Farm West Bend: Fred Block, Sr., 74, a resident of Garfield township for more than fifty years, died Thursday morning following a stroke on Tuesday afternoon while in the pasture looking after some stock. A neighbor, Mr. Gade, found him lying on the ground after he failed to return to the house. He passed away without regaining consciousness. He is survived by his aged wife, two sons, Fred, Jr., and Ben, and two daughters, Mrs. Lydin Wehrspann of Ottosen and Mrs. Will Bell of near West Bend, also two brothers. The funeral services were held on Sunday at the Lutbecan church at two o'clock, Rev. K. 3. Otto conducting the services. KoMuth Boy* In State Fair Judging A team of Kossuth county boys will compete in the livestock judging at the Iowa State Fair. On the Kossuth team are Verl Patterson, Frank Schoby, Floyd Bode and Roland Bode, all of Algona. The judging contest will take place August 27, the second day of the fair. The boys representing the team spent August 15 at Ames, practicing In judging work. Inch And Half Rain In Week Over an inch and a half of rain fell in Kossuth county during the past week, and over two inches in the north half of the county, High Low Rain Aug. 14 92 66 .30 Aug. 15 102 68 .23 Aug. 16 86 64 .42 Aug. 17 85 63 .03 Explains Aid By Federal Land Bank To Kossuth Farms Frank A. O'Connor Iowa farmers have borrowed more than 205 million dollars from the Federal Land bank of Omaha In the last three years, using the money to pay off old debts and take a new lease on life, members of the Klwanls club were Informed Thursday noon. Rotarlans and others were especially Invited In to hear the address at the Algona Country Club. Addressing the club's weekly meeting, Frank A. O'Connor, general agent of the Farm Credit administration of Omaha, said the land bank had been an Important factor in Iowa's marked recovery, He brought out that funds loaned to farmers had benefltted not only the man living on the farm, but also ..the .man living, by the farm, including the butcher, tb* bsJMr, ever?.busIness ^ • SLOAN'S RACERS BOOKED AT FAIR .IITH Special Grandstand Attractions Are Also Announced J. Alex Sloan, who promotes more sanctioned automobile races In the U. S. and Canada than all other promoters anywhere, will again assign a group of picked drivers to compete in the auto races to be held here the afternoon of Sept 11. Sloan holds the same position in the auto racing world that Tex Rlckard held In the boxing world. The Kossuth fair races are sanctioned by the International Motor Contest Ass'n, which is sponsoring 39 such events throughout the country this season. Many of the drivers who will compete here will come down from St. Paul, where they are entered in races at the Minnesota State Fair. There will be no races there, however, on Sept. 11. The past several years have also seen a revival of interest in good harness races, and this season the Kossuth Fair has enlarged and expanded its track program for Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Two complete races, with six heats in all, have been the custom for the last few years, but this fall the local fair will have three races, of three heats each, or nine races in all, or one third more racing program than before. Entries are already coming in, and it looks as though the lists, would include some of the finest horseflesh in the land. CHOOSE KOSSUTH BOYS, GIRLS FOR STATE FAIR 4-H Bernice Dodds of Union Wins Healthiest Girl • Honors 2 BURT GIRLS ON DEMONSTION TEAM At the county-wide 4-H Achievement Day held on August 13 at the Baptist church, Bancroft, 4-H club members to represent Kossuth county at the state fair were chosen. Marjorie Jensen and Laurena Laabs, members of the Burt Bum- blee Bees 4-H girls' club, will represent Kossuth county on the demonstration team program of the state fair, Aug. 20 to Sept. 4. "Tips on Pressing" is the title of the demonstration winning first. Miss Myrtle Hanna is leader of the club from which the winning team was chosen. Elizabeth Ann Inman of the Bancroft Busy Pals was chosen to represent the county In the style show. She will style an aqua blue suit with brown accessories. Dress Exhibitors Girls whose exhibits were chosen and who will exhibit at the state fair are:> club uniforms, Marian Jensen, Burt Bumble Bees, and Betty Anderson, Swea Spirits of Service; cotton school dress, wll- ma Preston, Swea Spirits of Service; school dress of any other wash material, Pauline Preston, Swea Spirits of Service; fine cotton dress. Pauline Preston and Dorothy Anderson, Swea Spirits of Service: cotton, linen, rayon, silk ensemble or suit, Frances Wlnkel. Union Alethlans; informal party drcns, Betty Anderson, Swea Spirits of Service; cotton, linen, rayon or silk blouse, Marjorie J«n»f n ' Burt Bumble Bees and Mary Frances Inman. Bancroft Busy PaU; shorts and brassiere set, Elisabeth Algonian Drove All Night Without Lights - In Norway Lars Sorensen, Algeria merchant, writes that he has returned to Denmark from a trip through Norway and Sweden. There were four In the party. The trip took them lengthwise through Norway, through a valley, through which a large river flows down to the ocean with high mountains on each side. They were able to see the snow on the mountain peaks, and went high enough that they could have had a snow flght If they hnd cared to. When they came to Trounbjem. which Is about as far north as they could go, it was so cold that It was necessary to stay In the car to keep warm. Mr. Sorensen reports that he had on his winter undies, his heavy suit, as well as his overcoat In the middle of July. They did not visit the midnight sun because It was too cold and rainy. Although it was only two hundred miles to get there, they might have had to stay several days because of the cloudy weather. They did, however, go far enough north to enable them to drive all night without lights on the car. The return trip took them through northern Norway and over to Sweden. It was a beautiful drive as the scenery was of pine forest and hilly country. In the southern part of Sweden there were fine cities, and the roads were paved with cement, were wide and had wide curves. On the way through Denmark they called on relatives and friends. The party was getting travel-worn, and they did not do much sight seeing in Denmark. Mr. Sorensen's sister observed her 80th birthday, July 23. She received many cards and gifts. Lars had two brothers and- two sisters that lived quite a distance away, so he brought them to the party and took them home In his car. The only means of travel Is on bicycle. He reports that he Is enjoying himself and seeing more of Denmark every day, and will visit in Copenhagen soon. Box Oar Granary Union: Chester Bailey had a box car moved to his farm from Lakota last Saturday. He expects to use it for a granary, to store feed for several head of sheep he contemplates raising. .•Mri^jj;jn»HSj**"^-*' Jh - •••*•• " •••* •" —!_•:-^'~ •• Preiton. Swea Spirit* 6f "Bervtce and Ola Mae Miller and Dorothy Mescher, Bancroft Busy Pals; pajamas, Evelyn Dodds, Union Aleth- lans and Marian Jensen. Burt Bumble Bees; wash dress for girl 3 to 6 years of age, Laurena Laabs, Burt Bumble Bees and Luella Duncan, Bancroft Busy Pals; work apron, Mavis Larson, Swea Spirits of Service and Elizabeth Ann Inman, Bancroft Busy Pals; a made over garment. Dorothy Mescher and Elizabeth Ann Inman, Bancroft Busy Pals; a summer outfit, Ruth Dreyer, Fenton Forwards; winter outfit, Patricia Matern, Cresco Chums and a care of clothes unit from the Fenton Forwards. Wins Health Contest Bernice Dodds of the Union Ale- thlan club was announced winner of the county-wide 4-H girls' health contest recently conducted by Drs. M. G. Bourne, John N. Keneflck, and A. D. Adams. Bernice is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Dodds of Union township and has been In 4-H club work seven years. The winning demonstration team In each division at the state fair, the style show winner and the health champion, will be awarded trips to the National club congress Lakota Girl Burns Self in Hot Cinders Lakota: Eight year-old Anna Marie Abbas, while playing with her sister last Wednesday, fell into the cinder pit near the Rock Island roundhouse, and had her back, arms and hands badly burned from the hot cinders. She is reported as recovering from the effects of the injuries, however. Her father is foreman of the roundhouse. John Finneatad Is Eye Injury Victim Fenton: John Finnestad suffered a severe injury to one eye last week Tuesday while lying under the car trying to remove the battery when a particle of corroded acid fell Into his eye. His eye waa badly infected for a time but it is now getting along nicely. He is under a doctor's care and has the eye treated daily LUVERNE PLANS HOMECOMING ON AUGUCT20-21ST Judge Quarton Will Give Address; Sports and Dancing Billed LuVerne: This community's second annual Homecoming celebration will be held Thursday even- Ing, August.20, and all day Friday, August 21. Thursday evening there will be soft ball games, with the Rutland girls meeting the Woolstock girls, and the Rolfe Tigers playing the fast LuVwrne All-Stars. ••*: On Friday thrLuVerasjbwvd, 41* rected by Frit* Qrairtow, of ArfcoBi will play an opening concert at 1- a. m., followed by an address to be delivered by Judge W. B. Quarton of Algona. Two vaudoville acts will be presented in the afternoon, an educated horse and a group of tumbling, rope spinning and aerial performers. A program of raies and sports and a baseball game between Humboldt and Llvermore will also be presented. In the evening other vaudeville acts will be presented, and also another softball game between a negro team rfom Fort Dodge and the LuVerne All-Stars. A dance at the gymnasium will conclude the celebration. The Community Club Is sponsoring the event. Swea Cityan Will Face Grand Jury In Accident Case Glen Funderburk, Swea City, was bound over to the grand jury on charges of driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated on a public highway by Justice of Peace Danson at Algona. His bond was set at $500. The charges were made following the death of Che six-month's- old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon De Mer, of Jackson, Minn., early Sunday morning three miles east of Swea City. Joe Cody, a passenger in the Funderburk car, was fined in the same court, $10 and costs, on drunkenness charges. After being questioned by county officers, Roy Bishop was released, upon declaring that he was not in the car nor near the scene of the accident. It was at first reported that Bishop was driver of the car and that he had left. Mr. De Mer is in a Storm Lake hospital and still is reported as in a critical condition. Rewrites Of Ntwi From L«ii Friday'! Kotiuth County Advance) A. C. BROWN, 74, of Esthervllle, died a few minutes after his car was struck by a Northwestern gas oline-motor train, at the crossing over highway 169, about a mile north of Burt, last Wednesday. He evidently did not realize the train was upon him. He died about minutes after the crash. • • • DEATH TOOK Mrs. Sam Zander holm, Boone, at Bancroft, Wednes day, when she succumbed to in juries received In an automobile ae cldent north of Bancroft last Mon day. She died at the Wohnke hospital. - ,. y - T • • • • ME8. SYLVESTER Nenuners, 28, died Wedne^lay- morning NEW SIREN IN OLE OF HI SUNDAY NIGHT Marauders Ready to Take Butter; Fosse Loses The Trail SAME GANG THAT ROBBED FENTON Whlttemore: Thieves, believed to be members of the same gang that las twice robbed the Fenton reamery, and made the lives of reamery managers and treasurers n northern Iowa a nightmare for he past two and one-half months ailed In their effort* to rob the Whlttemore creamery, Sunday night An alarm system Installed about a month ago turned the trick. Watchman Give* Alarm Night Watchman Theodore Knccht was making his rounds, abut 11 p. m.,, when he heard the alarm at the o, amery sound. He called to other \ n to collect wea-t pons and surro\ the creajnery, and then spproaA., »he creamery ilmself. As he neared it from one aide, a coupe described as both a Chevro- et and Ford, containing two men, sped from thte other side of th« building, and went south on highway 44. Although no attempt was made to organise a posse, no trace of the machine could be found. How the Gang Works Perhaps the first real information of how the creamery thieve* work was discovered In the Whlt- temore case. .-,.,- ' -.}. ,»,v; It was apparent'that no butter could be transported in a coupe, but it W*T evident that the men were the advance guard. They bad removed the putty from a wialovr Into the creamery and then pried open the dowttato.the cooler, where • the butt«MMpg&«* U was th«n that th« tfil»HSm«ed. The pl»n, had it been mi6c«Mtfui, Lusby on Crutches E. W. Lusby, Algona druggist, is planning on leaving the Kossuth hospital just as soon as he can learn to use his crutches. Learning to use crutches is no easy matter, Mr. Lusby says. He will be forced to remain at home for some time, allowing the bone in his leg, and his ribs to heal before returning to the store. Algona Hotel Addition, Costing $35,000, to Start September 8th Construction of * new 20-room addition to the Algona Hotel, cost- Ing between $30.000 and $35,000, is expected to begin about September 8, Ralph Miedke, manager of the local Boss hotel stated Saturday. Miedke returned from a trip to Des Moines, where he discussed plans with Mr. Boss, and also from Omaha, where he inspected several new features hi hotel construction and convenience. The addition will contain in addition to the 20 rooms, a fuli basement, and two store fronts of 20 foot width apiece. The exterior of the new addition which will be located on the lot just south of the hotel, is to be completed before the snow coaws, and the interior finishing will be completed in the early part of the whiter. The building will be three stories with all brick construction, are- proof throughout, and entrance will be by way of an overhead viaduct with passageways on the second and third floors from the main hotel Two rooms in the present hotel will be eliminated to make room for iMMagea. Fire doors will sep- arate the new building from the present one, and the alley will be open as it is at present. Half of the n«w rooms will contain both shower and bath facilities, and all of the rooms will be completely modern in plumbing with toilet facilities. In addition to the new construction, several changes in the present hotel are planned. The present circular tower effect, evidently derived from the castles of Europe will be removed and a modern effect on the corner created. Two large bay windows on the east side will tlso be altered. Air conditioning of the Pine Room and new kitchen equipment is also under way. with a new range to be installed this week. New room equipment in the present hotel has also been ordered. Hotel men estimate that the cost per room of any new hotel is about $1,500. The new rooms will have modern, metal type of furniture, upholstered in leather. There is a possiblity that the basement in the new addition may also be made into a garage accorao- dating 15 or 20 cars, Miedke stated. HOWARD M. VIN8ON, city car rier, has exchanged jobs with Stan ley B. Johnson, rural carrier n Conde, S. O., arid was to leave las Saturday. An Injury to his foot which made walking painful, caus cd him to dcalre the 'change. Hi had been a carrier here for the. past 16 years, • # • RAIN AMOUNTING to .43 of an Inch fell In Kossuth county early Wednesday morning, the only rain of any importance in the past two months. * • • STORES IN ALGONA will closi afternoons of Sept- 9-10 and 11 to cooperate with the Kossuth Coun ty Fair, the retail trade commlttei of the Algona Chamber of Com merce decided laat week. • • • RAILROAD DETECTIVES are seeking the ladu or lassies with shotguns or bee-bee guns or sling shots who have been making targets of Insulators on the poles along the right-of-way of the C. M & St. P. Nearly 50 Insulators worth $5 each, have been nipped by the young vandals. • • * DRAIN OH ASSESSMENTS are making news because landowners are bringing suits against the bourc of supervisors refusing to abide by the assessment for cleaning and repairing done In 1028. If. seems that the matter somehow or other was overlooked until recently and now that the assessment has been discovered and collection attempted the landowners claim the assessment is illegal. Drain 69 is in Greenwood township, about two miles south and a mile west of Bancroft. • * « FIVE YEAR OLD Wilbur Christensen of Doan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Christensen, waa run over by a manure spreader, Saturday. A pig knocked him down and under the spreader which passed over his back. He was given hospital attention and taken home. • • • • FUNERAL SERVICES for Geo. Henry Miller, bO, Wesley, were held last week. Interment was in the Buffalo cemetery, Titonka. In This Issue, A Special Pi-e-Scliool Offmnjr df Value by Al^una Stores SHOP IN ALGONA "THE FKIENDY CITY" only * minimum of time fof^the truck M load and get away, while the men lit the coupe acted as lookouts. THIEVES OR NOT, THE PICNIC IS THURSDAY, Whlttemore: Thieves or no. thieves, the third annual picnic, of the Whlttemore Farmers Creamt ery will be held Thursday, starting at 11 a. m. A cream judging contest will be held In the morning, and from the contestants a cream judging team to represent Whlttemore at the. Iowa State brand annual meeting will be selected. At noon a'basket lunch will be held, families bringing their own lunch, and coffee and ice cream to be furnished by the creamery. At 1 p. m., O. K. Storre, of the Icwa State Brand creameries will speak, followed by presentation of cream judging prices and a program of sports. A dance in the Hlggins hall starting at 8 p. m. will climax the gala occasion. Catches Fire In Field, Is Burned West Bend: Tommy Buhns of West Bend, was severely burned recently while cleaning the oil off machinery with gasoline which caught fire. He was out in the field alone and when the gas ignited was prevented from stripping off his flaming garments by the brace on his left leg. He was badly burned before he could remove his clothes. He received the worst burns on tils leg which he has broken twice before, and on his hands. Burns was rushed to the Emmetsburg hospital where medical aid was given. He has returned to West Bend. Texas Winner To Leave Next Week Violet Norman, winner of the Texas Centennial 10-day trip, with all expenses paid, in the recent contest sponsored by the State Theatre and The Algona Upper Des Moines, plans on leaving next Sunday morning for Dallas, Texas. The local young woman will have in opportunity to witness every ex- libit on the grounds, and will receive special courtesies through irevious arrangements made with the press relations division of the xhibitlon. Reiley to Dedicate Swea Band Shell Oliver a Reiley, secretary-treasurer of the Algona Chamber of ommerce will speak at the band •elebratiou and will dedicate the lew bund shell at Swea City Friday night at 7 p. n. The Algooa tluiiicipaJ bond has also been in- ited to play with other bands and will play a 15 minute concert at 7 i. m. Mr. Reiley was invited for his honor yesterday by Editor Ray ?perbeck of the Swea City Herald. The new band shell has just been :ompleted.

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