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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 1, 1936
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HISTORICAL DEFT. CRff AMD OOUN'Xf glgona Upper JR& ^ ^ * LARGEST ClRCULAtlOH IN Eetabliahed 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1936 Ten Pages— YOU. 34.—NO. 35 WIDOW OF CRASH VICTIM GETS $12,000 Greatest Fair in County History, Four Days of Thrills, Next Week Motorcycle Races on First Day's Program of Daredevil Fun NIGHT REVUE TO BE GALA AFFAIR With absolutely the greatest entertainment program offered at least in recent years, and with an entry list of Industrial and agricultural exhibits far surpassing anything In the county's history, the Kossuth County Fair was receiving a final polishing this week. The fair opens next Monday 1 , Sept 7, which will be Entry Day, and the official program begins on Tuesday, and will continue through Friday. Some Real Surprises In, every department, the fair management is offering real surprises. On Tuesday, the opening program day, after the interesting team pulling contest In the morning, a unique "Thrill Day" program will be presented on the track, with motorcycle racers putting on a 10- act program. One feature will be a crash Into a board wall by a rider on an ordinary cycle. On Wednesday and Thursday, the harness race fans will see a program one-third again as long as in recent years. There will be three full heats, instead of two, each afternoon, and also baseball games each afternoon. On Friday, in addition to the regular program of thrilling automobile races. Col. Art Ooebels, who flew the Pacific Ocean, will appear bare in his high-powered plane, and do stunting, sky-writing, and carry on a conversation between plane la mid-air and ground crew amplifying the remarks for the grand- Of course each ***«B°°*r'** Violet Norman Kidnaped EXTRA! EXTRA! Violet Norman, Algona, winner of the recent Texas Centennial Popularity contest, sponsored Jointly by the State Theatre and The Algona Upper Des Molnes, was kidnapped within a few minutes after she entered the gates of the exposition st Dallas, Texas, last Friday/ , However, she was released by her kidnappers, shortly afterward, and has since been enjoying the Centennial greatly. Yes, there's a catch to It According to word received here, Miss Norman was surrounded by photgraphefs anxious to snap her picture. This, In term* of the Centennial's photograph- en, Is known as being "kidnapped." Her picture appeared In the Dallas Morning News, last Saturday, with a story about herself and the contest which awarded her the free 10-day trip. The picture will appear in this newspaper next week. I In The WEEK'S NEWS Current Events Photographed for The Algona Upper Des Moines PUBLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT IN aTYJflTS 959 Harold Findlay, U. of California, Is New Coach Here An «nJN>Unnint Of W» ia the AI- gona public schools was O. B. Laing. superintendent, -Who i be presented la the evenlng- However, the big evening surprise this year is the 30 girl revue and stage show. "Around The Town" Is the name of the musical production, which will include'sing ing, dancing, acrobatics and chorus numbers In profusion. The show troupe carries with 1 an orchestra of its own, and thous ands of dollars worth of elaborate costumes. The fair board has staked a great deal on this produc Uon, and Its cost alone is insuranci that the show is top-aoteh. Ooefcal Wen «U*M It was Just nine years ago August 17 that Colonel Goebal flew the Pacific to Hawaii and woa the (rand price of $26,000 put up by a Hawaiian plantation owner. Since then he has devoted hta time to commercial and tpeed flying. In 1828 he set the first non-stop record from Los Angeles to New York and again in 1828 he won the International Air Race from Mexico City to Kansas City. He wears a distinguished flying cross awarded by former President Coolidge. At UM Microphone Jack Story, internationally known radio sports commentator, will bo at tbe microphone for the automobile races on Friday afternoon. He will handle the plane-to-land talk before the grandstand. He recently covered the International Balloon races on an international radio book-up. He formerly was a member of the U. 8. Airmail Corporation, and has 2600 hours to his credit in the air. He will arrive here in his beautiful Cord speedsters in which he attends outstanding sporting events throughout toe nation. Boys At Armstrong Sure Having Fun Armstrong: The city officials of Armstrong are having all kinds of fun these days. Wallace Richmond now constable was fined last week for parking on the Main street which bears the sign "No Truck Parking " H* was driving bis truck. The muyor fined h'm. A few days later Constable Richmond saw a car go through a stop *ign. He arrested the driver; it was G V. Vandsnbu'gh, tbe mayor. Justice of the Peace Alfred Thirl «med the mayor. HWINOTON AID Toe Irvington Ladies Aid will meet Thursday afternoon, Sept. 3, to fee church parlor, with Mrs. and sirs. Wickwlr* as host- previous records locally. At the same time, announcement was made that Harold Findlay of Otturawa, Iowa, had been appointed to the faculty, replacing Kenneth Mercer. Findlay is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He will coach basketball, and track and assist In coaching football. Paul Berger will handle the football reins this fall. C. E. Ridenour, replacing David Ward on the faculty, will assist in basketball and handle wrestling. Findlay comes highly recommended. He starred at Otturawa in all sports, and was a star basketball player in California, and also played football. On the opening day of school, Monday, 383 registered in the senior high, 126 in the Junior high, 400 In grades one to six, and there Is an enrollment of about 60 in the kindergarten. Paul Wille Out, News Report Says Gull Point: Otto Fulton of Peterson has assumed, tbe duties of custodian of Gull Point state park, succeeding Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Wille. Fulton has been custodian of the state park near Peteryon and came here Friday temporarily, returning again today. Mr. and Mrs. Wille have not announced their future plans. Wille was named as the Gull Point park custodian when it was opened Kk*t i •MS*. AT BAOUG CWOVB Mrs. Rmrna Wilson of Irvington lelt Monday to spend a week with her daughter at Eagla Grove. Best light butch., 140-160 Best light butch., 160-180 Best light butch., 180-220 Best light butch., 220-260 Med. heavy, 270-280 Ibs. Med. heavy, 280-328 Ibs. Med. heavy, 326-360 Ibs. Butchers, 360-400 Ibs Packing sows, 800-360 Packing sows, 360-400 Packing sows, 400-600 .... CATTLE Canners and cutters Fat steers Fat yearlings Bulls Veal calves Fat cows Stock steers GRAIN No. 2 white corn No. 2 yellow corn No. 3 yellow corn No. 3 whits oats, 30 Ibs. Barley, No. 3 Hennerys No. 1 No. 2 Cash cream — (No. I No. 2 Sweet .$8.60-8.75 9.00-9.60 10.00-10.60 10.60 10.00 9.80 9.70 ... 8.76-9.00 ... 8.76-8.80 ... 8.60-8.60 8.00 J2.50-3.00 6.80-7.00 6.00-7.00 3.50-4.60 6.00-6.00 3.60-4.26 6.00-8.00 $114 »8 98 39 1.00 18e 16c 38c 33c 30c If these triplets seem to be frowning a bit too seriously rather than smiling it is because of their inexperience before the camera. This photo of Mrs. Leander Seefeld of near Wesley and her two daughters and son was taken Wednesday, a day after they were born in an Algona hospital. Mrs. Seefeld Is 29 and has one other daughter, Shirley, 1 year and 7 months old. < Photo by Will F. Brown. Cut courtesy Mason City Globe- Gazette). COL. ART OOEBELS, flyer who spanned the Pacific Ocean, will appear at the Kosstrth County Fair, 6n Friday, Sept. 11, and do' stunt flying, sky writing, and carry on a conversation with a ground crew relayed by loud-speaker to the grandstand. His appearance here is the most recent of the many announced for the 1836 program by the management. A CHRISTIAN ACT COSTS $64 NEAR SWEALASTWEEK Motorist Helps Fix Flat, Then Robbed On Open After ne stopped to help two men fix, a flat tire on highway 9, about six miles west of Swea City last Friday, G. J. Davis of Manson Iowa, was then held up and robbed of $64 by the men. Davis reported the mishap after he had acted the part of a Good Samaritan at the sheriff's office here. The holdup occurred about 12:30 noon. The two men signaled Davis, and h« stopped to help them. They said they had no tire pump, and Davis loaned them his, helping them inflate the tire at well. One of them then pulled a gun, told Davis he "looked as if you had some money", and then proceeded to take It away from him. The men drove on ahead of Davis in a 1830 Chevrolet with a Minnesota license. Davis followed them in his mode) T Ford, but by tbe time he reached Swea City UM holdup men were out of sight. AUGUST BECKER DIES OF HEART ATTACUUNDAY Funeral Services Tuesday At German Lutheran Church ONCE SAILED THE HIGH SEAS August C. Becker, a resident oi Kossuth county for the past 55 years, died at his home in Algona Sunday morning about 11:30 a'clock from a heart attack The death of Mr. Becker marks the closing of a life filled with adventure and interesting experience during a time when America was truly a pioneer country, and Iowa especially so. Funeral services have been set for Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 1, at 2:30 p. m. at German Lutheran church with Rev. P. J. Braner A ««- Becker officiating. Interment will be in :he LuVerne cemetery. Led Sailor's L^fe August C. Becker was born In 1854 at Danzig, West Prussia, Germany. When about 18 years of age he left home and sailed the oceans In one of the old-style sailing ves sels now a thing of the past. He traveled the world, and visited every major port around the globe from Finland to the South Seas. When his vessel was at an American port, 55 years ago this year, he decided along with a group of other energetic young men from Dirt Track Speed Demons To Unleash Motors Here, Sept. 11 Patrons attending the Kossuth county fair automobile rnces Friday, September 11, will thrill to the tune of roaring axhaust*. screaming tires and new records when nationally known drivers battle for cash and glory over the fast Algona track. The Kossuth County Fair symphony of speed will carry a national circuit label wherein points won in the feature events will be recognized in determining the world's dirt track champion for the 1936 speed crown. Pictured above Is a typical dirt track racing scene which will be on deck for fair patrons, September 11. ,' Rain Welcomed- But Wind Adds to Corn-Pickers Work NELS LARSON DIES MONDAY; RFTES TO BE WEDNESDAY the ship's crew, to settle in United States, and he went the Into GOVEBNOR DIES. A photo of Governor Floyd B. Olson of Minnesota taken in his suite in a New York Hotel on a recent visit. Governor Olson died August 22nd. His Car Is Gone, But Not Forgotten Whittemore: Hank Barnker of Goodell believes iu helping people along their way. and because of that fact he now owris a new Chevrolet motor car. Hank came to Whittemore on his way into western Iowa. He had a stranger with him, a man he had picked up and was giving a lift. He got out to get refreshments and a cigar. When he returned, the car was gone, and so was the stranger. Schattschneider & Poirot «arage supplied another machine. Michael FandeU Blessed by Pope Whittemore: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fandel received u Papal Blessing from Pope Pius XI, on their golden wedding anniversary, which was reported last week, it was teamed after the ceremony. Their son, Edward, an ordained priest in the Catholic church, procured the official blessing, carrying the seal of the Vatican and siguec by tbe Pope himself. 4 Suspects Jailed In Creamery Jobs of Butter Thieving Officers at Omaha, Neb., believe they have captured the nucleus of the gang which has been raiding north Iowa creameries for the last several months. Four men and a woman are in jail, and 66 tubs of butter, identified as having been stolen at Wesley, Iowa, last week, were discovered. Sheriff Carl Dahlhauser made a trip to Omaha, and checked the butter which has proved to be from Wesley, an almost indisputable proof against the quartet—Zelma Conley, Harvey Mitchell, C. K Wright and Floyd Green. Harvey and Wright waived extradition and were returned to Iowa last Friday. The butter, according to reports, was sold through a fence, and then got Into the legitimate channels of trade at Omaha. Among the several dozen "Jobs" the gang is accused of pulling are the following in this vicinity: April 9—Fenton creamery, 5,174 Ibs. butter. May 8—Fenton Produce, 2,880 Ibs. butter. June 5— Brltt Creamery, 6,184 Ibs. butter. August—Attempt at Whittemore creamery, but failed. August—Wesley Creamery, 4,224 Ibs. butter. Phones Catch It Between 60 and 60 telephones were put out of commission in Algona after the storm last Thursday. Water leaking into the cables caused the trouble, and had to be dried cut. Pennsylvania, where he learned something about railroad construction. Then be kept mowing west, 9>d came to Algona In M8a..J|vln* A iJWTtltWew hoW whe-re MXsf Rose Brown is now living. Then he went to LuVerne and became a section foreman on the Northwestern. Wed LuVerne Girl In 1886 he took as his wife, Ame Ha Bhlefelbien of LuVerne. The couple became community leaders, and their family grew, three of five children now residing in Kossuth county. Two died in Infancy. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Becker are William and Henry Becker of Algona, sons, and Mrs. Charles Kuchynka, Algona, a daughter. Some years ago the Beckers moved to a farm four miles south of Algona, where they remained until 1913, when Mr. Becker retired and moved to Algona. His sons, Henry and William, own and operate the Elk Cleaners la Algona. None of Mr. Becker's brothers or sisters are living. He was a member of the German Lutheran church and the I. O. O. F. During his life he worked industriously, raised a fine family and by all standards of American Judgment and success has left behind the heritage of a full life, well lived. Old Time Fiddler Many old timers will recall with regret the passing of one of the most popular musicians for old- time country dances in the death of Mr. Becker. He played the ac- cordian and violin and years ago his fiddle kept dozens of happy feet, gay and light. His death carne quickly, silently. He arose as usual, Sunday, and gave no hint of feeling ill. He hod, in the past week, enjoyed a trip with his son, William, and his usual habits. He was found in a room of his home. Death had evidently been instantaneous, and without pain, as his heart ceased to function. Lived in Same Neighborhood 47 Years. Widow Survives Him Nels Larson died at his home on East McGregor street Monday morning. August 31, about six o'clock following a ten day illness He hod been afflicted some with heart trouble, and his illness wa brought on when he stumbled ove a little wire around a tree in m vard as he was running toward tb scene of an accident " '" '-conscious the Between 3-6 Inches Fel In Two Days In This Section CORN FLATTENED BY NEAR GALE next morning, ' While rains were soaking Kos- guth county last Wednesday and Thursday with between three and six Inches of rain, high winds which accompanied the moisture was laying the corn low In many sections. On the one hand the rain assures a better crop of corn than seemed possible three weeks ago; on the other hand the winds have been such that picking corn this fall I going to be a real Job, and In som fields at least, power pickers and wagons may be almost out of th LUVERNE WOMAN AWARDED MONEY IN SETTLEMENT Judge Approves Compromise of Insurance Case FOUR YOUNOSTEBS HtJRT, RECOVERING A settlement with the Insurance company carrying coverage on the automobile of Arthur Look, Lu- Verne, was made last Saturday morning before Judge Davidson, In district court whereby Mrs. Herbert Will of LuVerne, through her attorney, L. E. Llnnan, with the result that Mrs. Will is to receive $12,006. On the evening of May 2, 19M, about 6:30 o'clock, a car driven by Herbert Will, In which his six children were riding, and a machine owned by Arthur Look and driven by Howard Barton, a hired man, collided at an Intersection of county roads, 3 miles west and 2 north of LuVcrne. Will, and his two daughter, Lois, 0, and Jeannette, 8, were killed, nd so was Mr. Look, who was rld- ng with Barton. Suit Immediately Filed Injured In the crash also, were Paul, Robert, Harvey and Shirley Will. Suit immediately was filed. Book's car was covered by liability nsurance. The youngsters who lived gradually have improved and are now getting along quite nicely. The llt- le girl, Shirley, was taken to Fort Dodge and Rochester, Minn., hos- was «.* *«•* In Again, Out Again, Gone Again, Finnegan Right on the heels of the announcement that there will be a refund to property owners of f4 per thousand on all assessed taxable property, comes word to the county auditor that the 1936 tax levy will be 3.08 mills or slightly over f3 per thousand on all assessed taxable property. This is two-hundredths of a mill leas than last year, which was 3.10 mills. Koasuth county will receive credit for 133,211 over and above what has been actually levied for lust year. next few days. Four days befor his death he went into a com from which he failed to rouse. Came to Algona In 1882 Mr. Larson was born In Genarp Saken, Sweden on January 47 1*1 His mother died when he was fou days old and he was brought u by foster parents with whom h lived until he Immigrated to Am erica in March, 1882. He came dl rectly to Algona and was married on May 28 of that year to Hanna Jonsson In Algona. They lived here two years, than moved to Burt where he was section foreman for five years. It was at Burt that their two children, Ellen C., now Mrs. L. T. Dailey of Granada, Minnesota, and John, who la employed at the Algona Ice Cream & Candy Factory, were born. After five years the Larsons moved to Algona and he was railroad foreman for the Northwestern until 1905. At that time he bought out the Herb Richardson dray line which he conducted for the next eleven years. Present day Algon- iuns remember him best as the little white haired man with the twinkling eyes who worked for 12 years at the Kohlhaas Bros. Garage. 47 Years In Neighborhood Mr. and Mrs. Larson have lived for 47 years In the same neighborhood, first in the Northwestern section home and later in their present home, which is less than a block away. Both of them have endeared themselves to aj] the neighbors who have come and gone In those years. Nels' garden and yard were his hobby und he devoted much of his time to them. The past two years or so he has been retired. He was a Mason and a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. He was a charter member of the First Lutheran church. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock from the First Lutheran church with the Rev. M. A. Sjostrand In charge, and interment will be made at Rlvervlew with Masonic rites. Irvington Men Win To Irvington goes honor for having two first place winners at the Iowa state fair. E. R. Mvwdsley won a first for this division of the state with U white earn, and Fred Geigel won first for this suction with 10 yellow ears. Fenton Folks In Bus Crash, Home Fenton: Rev. and Mrs. J. T. Snyder returned home Friday morning after three weeks in Pennsylvania visiting relative* of Rev. Snyder It will be remembered that the Snyders were severely injured in a bus accident enroute to Pennsylvania and they spent most of the time In a hospital. They are much improved from the accident and shock and are glad to be back home. Their children, Warren and Phyllis, who spent the time with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Loose, returned home Friday afternoon, the Losses bringing them home. cbrfespSHaen' and a partial list only, follows: Swea Twp/—Herman Kraus farm, west of Bancroft, barn strucl and burned by lightning; Kenned farm? northwest of Bancroft, bar struck by lightning and burned. Good Hope—Arthur Qustafso lost his best milk cow when light nlng struck and killed It, The her was gathered under a tree. Burt—At Ernest Krueger corne tree blown down and telephon service disconnected as it fe across wires. Other phones out o commission by lightning. Portland Twp-— S. M. Peterso had his hog house blown over an damaged; at Alfred Godfredson'n a piece of roof and a lightning ro were torn off the barn and window lights in the house broken. Union Twp.—Framework for sheep shed on Chester Bailey' place erected the day before was torn down Thursday night; a gar age on the Keefc farm, tenante by Ralph Kesselring, was blow, down and his car badly smashed high lines temporarily out of com mission; transformer at the Jo Ricker farm burned out. Extent of Ituln The ruin was general, hitting a! points In the county. Thursdu night alone, Algonu reported almos three inches of rain, and the down pour was heavier in the north em The report of the week's weathe follows: High Low Rul 103 62 . 90 69 62 64 1.8 62 1.1 August 24 August 25 August 26 August 27 August 28 August 29 August 30 B4 82 77 76 Bl 54 B^W^JBh** »«•» •••——- > - . pltals, and although very badly injured, is making remarkable strides toward recovery. The settlement of the suit takes care of all claims of any nature, made In the original filing of the suit, which charged negligence on the part of Barton, at the wheel of the Look machine. Mrs. Win on Farm Mr*. Wlfl, suddenly toatog haf husband, and two children,. b*4 *""***"* £, me WU1 *arev««W . late Mr. Will was a brother of Walter Will, machine operator at the Call theatre. Mads Christiansen Takes A Brid Mada Christiansen, our genia creamery man, who la also pres Ident of the Iowa State Brand Creameries, stole a march on his friends and brought home a bride this month without saying aye, yes or no to anyone. Friends have learned that the event took place on August 4, and Mm. Christiansen la now presiding over the Christiansen home. Muds' many f|lends extend congratulation* and a welcome and best wishes to his bride. Algona Golfers Win Fred Kent, Mart Weaver, John Haggard and Fred Timm showed the boys their heels und won an invitation gulf tournament at Fort Dodge, during a rally at Rotaritins from this section. Week End Guests Mr. and Mrs. Judge CJrimm, Cedar Rapids, were week end guests ut the- home of Mr. and Mrs. C'hus. Ingertioll. Mr. Urimni is a law partner uf the Ingfrsolla' Sim. MARLENEROMER, INFANT, PASSES Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bomer HI One Week Marlene Jay Romer, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Romer, pasced away last Friday evening, after an illness of about a week. Tbe little girl was born Oct. 6, 1934, and her passing cast great sadness not only on the family, but among friends und relatives. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p. m., at the Baptist church, with Rev. Edge officiating. Interment was In Riverview cemetery. Pallbearers were Corrine Dutton, Harriet Raney, Bernice Roderick and Mrs. Robert Dutton. Out-of-town friends and relatives attending were as follows: Mrs. Fred Urunn, Jamestown, N. D; Will Beck and Irwln Beck, Missouri Valley; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Beck, Greenville; Mr. and Mrs. Verna James, Storm Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lar- son.Budger; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wabyke and daughter, Elmore; Mr. und Mrs. Fritz Uugger and son, FUnwiek; Mr. and Mrs. Aimer Vincent, Fort Dodge; Charles Fisher, Renwick; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brunn, Curlew; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Brown, Curlew; Mrs. W. K. Mo- lunley and daughter, Catherine, and Norma Scott of Dickens; Miss Louise Fitzmeyer, Elmore, and Mrs. Chan. Good of Dickens. Exhibits At Fair To Break Records A larger entry list of exhibitors than ever before In every department, from livestock to women's work, is reported by the fair board. Pens, stalls and all exhibit space huve practically been taken right up to the present, uiid temporary tents, etc, are going to bo necessary, nil exhibits will be taken care of. however. Licensed to Wed Licensed to wed: Arvin A. Bunting, Britt, and Laura Lundberg, Forest City, Aug. 31. Richard Cowan and Alice Jans Hemphill, Algonu. Aug. 28. Tibio U. Mori and Lauretta Cal«s, Fort Ducifc-u. Aug. 28. ATTEND KOSSUTH COUNTY FAIR

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