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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 15, 1936
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omciAL amr AND COUNTY t>AFBR gUgona Upper Be* Established 1865 ALGONA7IOWA7TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15,1936 Ten P«iges- 'ALKY' LADEN CAR HITS TRUCK; lLSIOKICAL DEFT. 1-1-37 CIRCUIATION IN KO98CTH VOL. :i4.—NO. :V7 DEAD ALGONA PASTOR ; SUGGESTS CIVIC YOUTH CENTER Bev. Vance Says Need is Great for .Improved Guidance VOCATIONAL GUIDE , CALLED NECESSITY A suggestion that Algona churches cooperate to sponsor and finance the purchase of a home that might be used as a recreational center for the youth of Algona, was made from the pulpit, Sunday, by the Rev. George Vance at the Congregational church. Rev. Vance preceded his suggestion with a survey of causes known to be responsible for juvenile delinquency, and some of the possible remedies chief of which Is something to keep the youngsters interested during their formative years. The pastor pointed out that there is less than $100 worth of material available in the Algona Protestant churches with which to entertain and attract young people. He added that he did not believe the church was the proper place for the fostering of recreational Interests, or for vocational guladnce, the two Important factors In keep- Ing youngsters out of trouble. He also pointed out that there Is no quota of funds which would enable the churches to provide the need at present. In The WEEK'S NEWS Current Events Photographed for The Algona Upper Des Moines HERE'S A WAY (An Editorial) The suggestion of Bev. Vance Is well worth thought Without Intending to reaett on the value •rtonUm mlMtoiwjr wwtk. w* &&*£*** why, if then to*Met need for missionary work at home, money now •emt •broad could not be diverted for the need* of the home community f We wonder If the money now being cent out of this vicinity for foreign missions would not fully finance Bev. Vance n •uggestlon? The young, local pastor also added that the burden for keeping the morals of young people on the right plane was that of adults, not the youngsters themselves. He added that crime and immorality among youth is for the most part a matter of lack of guidance Hnd that Is where the •uggesUon of a recreational center fits the needs of a community, Rev. Vance concluded. Neitzel Boys' Case Ironed Out Here Dick Neltiel, 12, was committed and was to the Eldora school for boys, his older brother, Kenneth, i5, a: Some? ^&«T^- rweH 00 ".' VaT N\sn(=? for Mrs. Clara Neitzel, M. C. McMahon, county attorney, Judge F. C. Davidson, and Rev. C. Paul Carlson, who has been Interested In the £a*e of the boys for some time The lads were apprenended spending money which had dlsap- p$»red from the ticket w ndow of UW Call theatre, several weeks aao They had hitch-hiked here f jrm Fort Dodge, where their mother U now living. The family formerly lived here. JUDGE AND MRS. W. B. QUARTON of Algona celebrate their golden wedding anniversary today. A reception will be held at the Quarton home. Further details will be found on the society page of this issue. COUNTY FAIR'S RIBBONS GO TO ALL SECTIONS 4-H Winners Listed Complete; Beef, Horse Honors JUDGES CHECKING OTHER CLASSES F. D. R. SHADES LANDON IN COUNTY FAIR STRAW BALLOT Siberel Killed, Bancroft Boy Hurt; Dynamite Found In Wrecked Auto MACHINE HELD ALCOHOL CASES ON FATAL RIDE Henry A»ked Ray; Ray Asked Henry; Truck Still Gone The champion Shorthorn bull at the Kossuth County Fair was owned by B. O. Studer. of. Westey. The bull, picture above, gives ample proof of some of his qualities which won him the award. Two Concessions At Fair Close Under Pressure Two concessions at the Kossuth County Fair became embroiled with Irate citizens, last week, and both of them were ordered from the grounds by officials. Agypsy fortune teller proved to be not only adept at telling fortunes, but also at plucking small sums from the pockets of custora- i. One customer belted the gyp- ay queen on the jaw, chased her through the grounds and shook his money out of the folds of her dress. The gypsy outfit was then told to move on. Friday night, some young blades wagered on a spinning device until they had forged ahead by some $20, and then the proprietor offered them a wager of $100 to $20 in some fashion, and the young men won. The manager refused to pay off, and officials forced him to pay back their money, although they received no profit. The officers closed the concession. R. O. Bjustrom reported the theft of a radio from his booth outside of floral hall. $2.50-3.00 7.00-7.25 6.50-7.50 3.60-4.2S 5.00-7.00 3.50-4.25 . 5.00-7.00 Henry J. Guide, 64, Bancroft, Is Dead Bancroft: Henry J. Qulde, 64, died at his home this morning (Tuesday), at 5:15 a. m. after a sudden heart attack. He has been an implement dealer and one of the community's leading citizens here for 42 years. Funeral services will be held on Thursday morning at 8:30 a. m. at St. John's Catholic church, Bancroft. i-° * Oanners and Cutters F»t steers Fat yearlings Bulls Veal calves Fat cows Stock .teers ..— j. No. 4 yeliow, new corn » No. 3 white corn No. Z yellow corn No. 2 mixed corn No. 3 whit* corn No. » yellow c 0 ™,. 39 No. 3 white oats, 30 Ibs ^ 23c l&c . lf.c 35c . 33c ..38c 12c 14c 12c lie . .ISc 16c 12c Hennerys No. 1 No. 2 Cash cream — No. 1 No. 2 POULTRY Springs, Leghorns Hens, 4V4 lb». and up Hens, under 4% Ibs Leghorn hens Springs, 5 Ibs. and over Springs, 4 to 6 Ibs ........ Springs, under 4 Ibs Car Skids, Rolls Over At Gerled Gerled: Lew Lappe and an Elsbecker boy from Bancroft, going east at a moderate pace Friday evening skidded on the wet pavement at the C. R. I. & P. crossing west of Gerled and the car rollec over several times and was demolished. Mr. Lappe was not seriously hurt but the Elsbecker boy was at first believed to be critically injured, but at last reports was thought to be recovering satisfactorily. Wesleyan's Cactus Display at Fair Lester Loaso of the Lease & Lease Hardware of Wesley, had 25 of his cactus plants on display at the floral hall at the Kossuth County Fair. There are only 800 known varieties of this species and Mr. Lease possesses 76. Some of his collection is very valuable and come* from as great a dUtance aa South America, There were blue ribbons on several of these plant*. Mr. Lease has been collecting them for several years, and some of them are of considerable value. Mrs. Thompson of Lone Rock also had a variety of the prickly plants on display. Rain 4 Days In The Past Week Rain maintained a prominent part In the weather scheme of the week, as temperatures kept at a moderate point all week. Sept. 7 84 84 Sept. 8 89 61 Sept. 9 81 66 .01 Sept 10 87 66 .01 Sept. 11 78 65 1.35 Sept. 12 77 64 Sept. 13 77 66 .01 Weather reports for this week indicated clear, moderate temperatures. Fingers Amputated Lone Rock: Thomas Murphy was painfully injured when he caught two fingers of his left hand in a corn binder, last Monday. He was taken to Dr. McCreery, at Whitte- nioi-e. where both fingers were am putated at the first joints. A partial list of winners as compiled Monday, at the close of the Kossuth County Fair, is listed below. We endeavored to get, but were unable to, a complete list of prizes in the livestock section. 4-H Club Booths Eight clubs prepared booths, with first place going to the Bancroft Busy Pals, second to Swea Spirits, third to Fenton Forwards, fourth to Burt Bumble Bees, fifth to Cresco Chums and sixth to Harrison Hustlers. Other clubs exhibiting were the Ledyard Loyal Laborers and the Union Alethlans. Demonstration: 1 — Bancroft Busy Pals. Girls taking part were Luella Duncan and Ella Coslow. 2—Fenton Forwards, with Ruth Dreyer and Marjorie Johnson, demonstrating. 3—Swea Spirits, Lalla Berg and Doris Brock. Style Show: 1—Marjorle Johnson, Fenton; 2—Berdyne Hunt of Bancroft and Marian Jensen, of Burt, tied; 3—Mary Ann Bohn, of Fenton; 4—Pauline Preston, Swea. Individual 4-H Winners 4-H uniform: first, Marian Jensen, Burt; second, Marjorie Johnson, Fenton; third, Elizabeth Ann In man, Bancroft. Cotton school dress: first, Dorothy Anderson, Swea; second, Dorothy Retd, Union; and third, Laurena Laabs, Burt School dress Uny other wash material): first, Tnsnelda Kabelitz, Fenton. Fine cotton dress for best wear: first, Betty Anderson, Swea; second, Dorothy Reid, Union; third, Mary Frances Inman, Bancroft. Cotton linen: first, Marjorie Johnson, Fenton; second, Elizabeth Ann Inman, Bancroft; third, Viola Muel ler, Fentoo. Informal party dress: first, Viola Mueller, Fenton; second, Mary Ann Bohn, Fenton; third, Wllma Preston, Swea, Cotton, linen, rayon, silk blouse: first, Ruth Dreyer, Fenton; second, Elizabeth Ann Inman, Bancroft; third, Frances Winkel, Union. White shorts-brassiere set: first, Ruth Dreyer, Fenton; second, Jean Devine, Cresco; third, Dorothy Dreyer, Fenton. Colored shorts-brassiere set: first Betty Anderson, Swea; second, Marie Fauerby. Fenton; third, Elizabeth Ann Inman, Bancroft. White slip: first, Dorothy Drey er, Fenton; second, Dorothy Mescher, Bancroft; third, Lucille Rath Swea. Colored Slip: first, Wilma Pres ton, Swea; second, Mildred Laabs Burt; third, Mary Frances Inman Bancroft Sleeping pajamas: first, Mary Ann Bohn, Fenton; second, Irene Bleck wenn, Fenton; third, Mavis Lar son, Swea. Boys' wash suit 3 to 6 yrs.: Wil ma Preston, Swea. Girls' wash dress 3 to 6 yrs.: first Joyce Mltta'g, Union; second, Nor ma Heetland, Ledyard; third, Lot Barr, Cresco. Work apron: first, Lucille Rath Swea; second, Elizabeth Ann In man, and third, Ola Mae Miller o Bancroft. Accessories: first, Elizabeth Ann Inman and second, Dorothy Mes cher, both of Bancroft. Made over garments: first, Eliz abeth Ann Inman; second, Dorothy Mescher; third, Elizabeth Ann In man of Bancroft. (Continued on Back Page) Henry thought Bay Beld had the truck, and Bay thought Henry Johansen had the truck but come to find out, n third party, as yet unknown, had the truck. , Henry had a new V-8 truck. When we put It In the past tense, we put It correctly. Bay, manager of the Hobarton Farmers elevator, asked Henry If he could borrow It, and Henry said sure. When Bay went to get it, the truck was gone, but Bay thought Henry had used It for an emergency job. Henry found the truck gone and thought Bay had It Come to find out, some dirty dog had stolen the truck, and It's still missing. We hopo Henry had Insurance. DAHLHAUSERTO MAKE RUN FOR SHERIFF'S POST Will File Aa Independent If Petitions Warrant It New Building For Kossuth Mutual Ins. Sheriff Dahlhauser, democratic incumbent of Kossuth county, stated Monday that If sufficient names are obtained on petitions now being circulated, he will run for re- elcctlci" for .the office as an Independent In the November general election. Dahlhauser was nosed out by Casey Loss, his former deputy, for the primary nomination as democratic candidate. About a week ago petitions be gan to appear nominating him as an indepednent candidate. Dahl- hauscr stated Monday that If enough names are obtained to warrant the effort, he would file for reelection as an Independent. This would make a three-cornered race In November, between Loss, Gilbert Hargreaves, the republican choice, and Dahlhauser. The latter was defeated by a scant seven votes or so in the primary try Loss. At least two percent of the voters in any county are necessary on petitions to get a candidate into the general election via the petition route. The deadline for filing of such petitions is the first of October, Auditor E. J. Butler, stated. Over 600 Cast Prefer- ance in Presidential Poll A total of 627 votes were cast in the presidential poll conducted at the Kossuth County Fair booth of the Algona newspapers, with the following results: Roosevelt (Dem.) 324 Landon (Rep) 275 Lemke (F.-L.) 22 Browder (Comm.) 3 Colvln, Pro.) 2 Thomas <Soc.) * 627 There were about 25 miscellaneous votes cast that could not bo counted because they were either marked for more than one candidate, or unintelligible. Close in Alfcoim Of those casting ballots who marked the name of their communities at the bottom, 138 from Algona were for Roosevelt, and 30 were for Landon. Burt seemed to be running strongly for Landon, while Lu- ] Verne, Bancroft nnd Fenton were about two to one for Roosevelt. Votes were cnst from as far away as Hollywood, California, Kansas, Indiana Minnesota, Illinois and South Dakota. One For Hovoy One ballot cast had the name Hovey marked into the vote. It was evident from observations at the newspaper booth, that the women seemed to be more favorable to Lnndon than to Roosevelt although not always, of course. Results of this poll will be mailed to The Publishers' Auxiliary weekly tradcpaper of the newspa per profession, and will W tabulated in with results being taken slm ultanaously In hundreds of otbe sections by weekly and' smaJl' dally papers. LUVERNElTE. CHURCH HOLDS 50TH JUBILEE Observe Qolden Anniv ersary With Sunday Program Pictured above is the new building of the Kossuth Mutual Insurance Ass'n. The offices were occupied Inst week for the first time. This building, on North Dodge street, is one of the most beautiful in northern Iowa. In the offices on the .second floor are quarters for tho Sullivan. McMahon & Linnan law firm. Ledyard Girl Has Unusual Sensation Ledyard: Jean Gabel met with a painful and unusual accident and experience, Wednesday morning, while she was washing her face. Her hair got Into her eyes, and she threw her head back to get her hair out of the way, and her neck cracked In such a manner that she was unable to get it back into its proper position. At first it was feared that it was broken, but Dr. Gillespie was called and the worst of fears proved unfounded. Her neck was terribly lame for some time, but otherwise all right. License to Wed A marriage license was issued Sept. 12, to Seval N. Holden, Ottosen, and Pauline Irene Bonnstetter, West Bend, in the office of the clerk of court here. County Fair To Show Small Deficit; Rain Ruins Gate Balky Motor No Excuse In Court W. C. Heiter, Lone Rock, bad trouble with his car and was afraid to stop it at the arterial sign north of town, for fear he might not be able to get it into gear again. He slowed down, but one of the highway patrolmen spotted him, and uj u result he paid a fine of $1 and costs in P. A. Hansons' justice court, Saturday. Liquor Sales Up Sales of liquor at the Algona sitate-owned liquor store, bounced from $5,871.72 in July, to $6,504.69 in August, reports issued Adverse weather conditions on the final day of the Kossuth County Fair—on what was expected to be the biggest day of all—cut the attendance far below normal, and as a result a small deficit is anticipated, after all records have been checked. The final outcome was a distinct blow to fair officials, and especially crushing after efforts and expense had not been spared to provide one of the best entertainment programs in the fair's history. Secretary Earl Vincent estimated the total attendance for the four days at about 16,000, including season tickets and children's admissions. Last year's total was about 17.000. On Tuesday, 1417 adults passed through the gates as compared with 576 a year ago. Wednesday this year, 1410 entered the fair grounds, and 1402 did likewise a year ago. On Thursday, the attendance dropped to 1797, as com- pared with 2123 a year ago and on Friday the attendance was 1306 as compared with 3300 last year. Rains and wind swept through the fairgrounds two nights on Tuesday and Thursday nights. The latter storm soaked the grounds and the track, so that hundreds of people were undoubtedly discouraged from coming, although the automobile races were finally held after heroic efforts were made to dry the track. Seat sale in the grandstand was below last year, as could be expected. The Thursday night performance was entirely called off, and money refunded to those who had already entered, when it became evident that rain was going to fall. On Friday night, after .sloppy grounds and rain Thursday night, the seat sale was only 628, as compared with 2,760 a year ago ou the final night. A comparison of grandstand seat bales follow: Day 1935 1936 Tuesday 148 US Wednesday 950 936 Thursday 147i 1167 Friday 2484 975 In addition to this decrease in grandstand admissions, the fair board spent more money on entertainment, bunching the same harness race program held three days last year, into two days this year, thus offering one third more harness program for the same price each afternoon. The fair hud insurance requiring only one-fifth of an inch of rain to fall, between the hours of 8 a m. and 2 p m. any day to collect. But the cussed ruin fell at night, soaking the grounds twice, and cutting attendance the next day, yet not falling at the right time to enable the fair to collect for their misfortune. The denieit. Secretary Vinctnt reported, would probably come to between $600 and $700, although a final check had not been completed. LuVerne: Sunday was a day that will long be remembered in the local Methodist church as on that c!ay the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of that organization was observed. At 11 o'clock the pastor, the Rev. V. V. Schuldt, preached a sermon on "When the Church Convinces the People." Mrs. M. O. Bourne, former music teacher here, sang u solo and special numbers were given by a large chorus choir. Due to the inclemency of the weather, picnic dinner and afternoon program that were to be held at the park, were held at the Community hull and church. Many guests and former members registered and their names will be included in the permanent records of the church. The afternoon program began promptly at two with music by the high school band. The Hev. Wm. Baddeley, Woolstock, gave the invocation and a history of the local church was read by Mrs. Peter Thompson. A welcome to visiting friends was given by John Brink and a response was given by Chas. Wain, Clarksville, a former member. Letters of greeting were read by Mrs. Henry Peitzke and an address on "As I Know the Church" was made by Geo. W. Godfrey. His comments related to the influence of the individual in the church and Sunday School. In the evening a tilled church listened to an inspiring talk by Dr. Edge of Algona, who spoke on the topic, "Building the Church". NEAR TRAGEDY AT BULK TANK DUE TO SPARK J. Cooper Leaps From 16 Foot Tank As Fumes Explode -.-- . ..-. . ..... Only a miracle prevented wha might have been a major catas trophe In the east end of Algona at the gasoline companies' bulk stations, lust Thursday afternoon As it was G. Cooper, tank man for the Sinclair Co., suffered a bro ken unkle In a leap from the top o a 16-foot storage tank on th Northwestern trackage. As he was running gasoline from u tank car Into one of the thre 10,000 gallon tanks of the company a spark shot from a motor used in the process, and ignited fume which exploded. Cooper, fearing that the sparl and explosion might ignite the bulh plants of Sinclair and other con cerns nearby, leaped from the to of the tiink. Fortunately for th community, the explosion of fumes ,.i.J the broken unkle, were the on ly casualties—and bud enough u that, Mr. Cooper believes. States Cafe Fire Loss Last Friday Night Set at $150 Fire broke out in the .States Cufe Algomi, about 11 p. m., last Fri tiny night, and although brough under control before doing a grea amount of damage, caused a cess ution of businens in the place fo nboul three quarters of a day. As near as firemen ran figure out the bla/.e must have started when u motor used in the cooling system burned out, and ignited adjacent joists just under the floor on the west side of the building. An estimate of damage was placed at $150, all of which is covered by insurance. Kepair men were unable to get into tlie basement until noon the next (Jay, because of the quantity of gas that had gathered in the building. Material Arrive*; P. O. Work Shortly Work on the new Algona postof- fice will start within ten days. Larson Construction Co. of Fort Dodge unloaded some material 011 the site here, on North Dodge street, Monday and more will follow soon. Final approval of the contract for the job was made last week, and the Larson firm is losing no time getting after the task. Now all that remains to be determined is how long it will take to finish the task, and find out who wins the various bets that have been wagered on whether or not there would be a new postoffice. and if there was one, when it would be finished. Asks Damages Wyott Stott filed a. damage suit for $200 against D. D. Duiidas, as the result of au accident which occurred Dec. 31. 1935, on highway 169. a half mile north o£ Algona. in district court last week. Cuts Wrist, Faints, Falls Down Stairs, Bleeds Half Hour Harold Sorensen nearly bled to death Sunday afternoon when he cut his wrist with one at the butcher knives at the Sorensen Grocery. He was cutting out a bone for his St. Bernard dog when in some way the knife slipped and sliced a circular gash which severed a number of small veins. The wound bled so profusely that Harold fainted and fell down the basement stairs where he lay for about a half hour. He finally came to. dragged himself to Die telepho;u and called home for his brother. Dick, who came after him. He wua recuperating at home Monday, weak from loss of blood. Crash Into Beer Truck Occurred In Fog Early Saturday RICHARD NEMMERS IN HOSPITAL HERE Dan Siberel, about 50, Is dead, and Richard Nemmers, 21, of Bancroft, is in the Kossuth hospital, as the result of an auto accident which occurred about 1:30 a. m., last Saturday, Just four miles north of Algonn on highway 169. The car, belonging to Siberel, whose present address was given as Blue Earth, Minn., crashed Into the rear end of a truck and semi-trailer, In a heavy fog. Sib- erel died a few minutes after the crash from concussions and bruises and Nemmers is expected to recover, suffering chiefly from broken ribs. 6 Cased of Alcohol Sheriff Carl Dahlimuser, called to lie scene of the accident, conflscat- d three full cases of alcohol found n the car, and two other cases of alcohol which had been broken jpcn In the crash. Two additional cases were reported stolen or removed from the machine and taken away by a unidentified party whoso niichlnc stopped at the wreck shortly after the mishap. Siberel has been In the news several times before. His family was kidnapped a year or two ago, south of EmmeUburg. when an attempt was made to force them to disclose the hiding place of an alleged store of liquor owned by Siberel. The dead man owned the car, and In It was found a suit-case containing quite a bit of clothing, Along with th* aloohoL .His wife was!notified of his death at more, and the body was removed to Emmetsburg, where he Is said to have a father, and other relatives, and where funeral services will probably be held. Detail* of Acldent No eye-witness accounts of tho fatal crash were available. Tho trailer-truck was driven by G. P rf Brown of Lincoln, Nebraska, and" owned by John D. Phillips Of Lincoln. It was a beer truck. A car driven by Elwood Nelson of Titonka brought the Injured Nemmers youth to the Algona hospital, shortly after the crash. The truck, according to the driver, was proceeding south at abaift 25 miles per hour, with all lights, front and rear, in good working order. The fog along the road, however, is believed to have prevented good visibility and resulted in the accident. Had Been at Fair Nemmers, according to a story told officers, had attended the Kossuth county fair Friday night at Algona. He and a friend had driven back to Bancroft, and were sitting in a parked car in an oil station when Siberel drove in. Siber- el asked Nemmers if he wanted to drive down to Algona with him, and the later said "yes" and got in. No definite information was released as to where Siberel was coming from, or where he was going, but the evidence found in the car was proof that an illegal shipment of alcohol was being made on the journey somewhere or other. Dynamite A Mystery Officers reported finding two sticks of dynamite and a dynamite cap in the automobile. By sheer chance, they did not blow up in the impact of the crash. Garage men here reported Siber- el's cur was equipped with extra heavy springs under the rear end, indicating that it was ready for the carrying of unusually heavy loads. The cur was smashed beyond repair and one of the worst looking wrecks towed into Algona lor many months. Whether or not Nemmers will be held after his release from the hospital remains to be seen. His story exonerates him from any direct connection with illegal transportation of liquor, although County Attorney McMahon is examining the case. No coroner's inquest w&s held, the accident being a plain case where there seemed no necessity for fixing blame, officials stated. Patterson Divorce Case on Records Gusta Patterson filed a suit for divorce against Harold Patterson, in district court last Friday. She charges cruel and inhuman ircutfiU'Ut. The couple were married ul St. Benedict, May 30, laid .She a.->k.s guardianship of u son, Stanley Patterson, la. Thfc complaint stales that a similar divorce action was started once before, but discontinued when -JL ricuiiciliatioii was bruuyhl about. County Legion's Rally Thursday There will be a county meeting of the American Legion and Auxiliary at the club house at the C'ountry Cluo Thursday night at 8:UU p. m. The meeting will be in charge of Harvey Johnson of Lakota, who is the present county commander. G. D. Brundage is chairman of the lucul post, and is iu charge of the arrangements committee, Mrs. Joe Harig is iu charge of the arrangements committee of the Auxiliary, The speaker will be the secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, Oliver Keilly, who was prominent in Legion activities at Red Oak, of the county and district.

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