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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 13, 1936
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OFFICIAL AND COUNT* PAPER Established 1865 , Upper HISTORICAL DEKT, "~J ALGONA, IOWA. TUESDAY. OCTOBER 13/1936 TWO ESCAPE IN KOSSUTH JAIL BREAK HERE Phil Kohlhaas, Earl Kinsey Fill County Demo Vacancies Next Three „ Weeks To find All Candidates "On The Go" DENY 'DEAL' IN SHERIFF CONTEST Philip Kohlhaas, Algona, was •elected at a special democratic commltteemen's meeting, Saturday la the Kossuth court house, to be that party's candidate for state reptysiitative.,, He replaces .George MoulUn, who recently passed away on UW party's ticket The vote was Kohlhaas 33, Guy Butts 1^ Mr. Kohlhaas was born and raised in Kossuth county, and has lived here all of his life. He has been and still is Interested in farming He left the farm to go Into business when he was 26 years old He lives in Algona, is married, and has six children. And Earl Kinsey, Bancroft, was selected to replace Clarence Jan- vrln as the party's candidate for county auditor at the same session. The vote was Kinsey 36, Charles OstwinJde 14. Janvrln, who filed for the office when the corn-hog control program looked as though it was go- tag to sink under the Supreme Court's AAA ruling, will remain with the Kossuth setup under the conservation setup now operating, and resigned hut week from the ticket Begin Active Campaigns Candidates of all parties are beginning their campaigns in earn- Kohlhi laas, former garage man, and now in the real estate business I* already out working, and K£n- •sqr, who was delated by Mrs. E. J. laujtivoy tor the democratic nomination for clerk of court, is net MLfiunlljar wiBb. campa ...... haw been afloat that »ort of a deal between Carl bawpauSer, now running as an Independent, and Gilbert Hargreaves, the republican nominee, has been made. Both men have vigorously denied any arrangement, and declare they will stage real campaigns. Casey Loss, democratic nominee, has already been hard at work for some weeks. Hargreaves Is conducting his fourth campaign for office, and repeating the whirlwind campaign actfon that carried him close to success two years ago. Bepnbliean Schedule Robert Harrington, county GOP chairman, said a republican sound truck would be here Wednesday, and make a tour of the county. He anticipates speakers In Algona next week, and a meeting at Wesley has been called for next Monday. Democratic headquarters announced a program of action exceeding anything thus far in the campaign. Leo Saunders, Bancroft, replaces James Geelan of Wbittemore as treasurer of the county democratic setup. Geelan resigned due to the press of other business. Gillette Coming Saturday, a Roosevelt caravan Is scheduled to arrive in Kousuth county, visiting Whittemore at 9 a. m.,, Fenton at 10 a. m., Swea City at 1:43 p. ra. and Lakota at 2:45 p. m. A monster county rally, with Guy M. Gillette, candidate for the U. 8. aenate, as the chief speaker, is scheduled in the high school auditorium here for October 23rd. This week, a democratic rally will be held at the Bancroft Legion boll, at 8 p. m., with El W. UcManus of Keokuk as speaker. On October 30th, a meeting will be held at Titonka. 500 Women Expected for District Federation Meet On Wednesday, Thursday Between 400 and 600 women, from 14 counties In the northern Iowa district, will meet in Algona, Wednesday, Oct 14, for a two-day convention of the eighth district of the Iowa Federation of Women's clubs. All sessions will be held in the high school auditorium. The convention opens with registration at 11:80 a. m. Wednesday. The first session begins at 1:15 In the high school audltorhun. Assembly singing will be followed by invocation by Rev. George Vance. The official welcome to Algona will be tendered by O. 8. Relley, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. Mr*. Woodward, Chairman A Pledge of Allegiance will be led by Miss Ella Thompson, followed by greetings and announcements by Mrs. H. E. Woodward, convention chairman. There will be the usual annual reports of the activities and progress of the different departments, NEW CITY WELL READYSOON TO SUPPLY ALGONA $8,000 Improvement Has Newest Principle of Supplying Water Bast light butch., 160-180 Best light butch., 180-220 Best light butch, 2200-275 lied, heavy, 270-890 Med. heavy, 280-32S If ed. heavy, 826-840 Ibs. Butchers, 350-400 Ibs. Packing sows, 800-600 Packing sows, 350-400 Packing sows, 400-600 T OATHJB Canners and cutUrs Vat steers 7.00 8.20-9.00 9.00-9.60 9.00-9.20 9.00 8.76 8.00 8.00 8.40 8.10 7.80 (2.50-3.00 w<*". JSKS 6.00-«.00 OftAIN Ho, 4 yellow corn, new *-8» Ho, a whit* corn l-«j No. '1 yellow corn No. 2 mixed com No. 3 white corn No. 3 yellow corn No. 3 yellow com No. S white oats, 30 ibs. Barley, No. 3 EGOS Hunnerys No. 1 No. 2 Ciuli cream- No. 1 No. 2 vide toe best water reserve In the city's history, was completed last week, Joe Kelly, supertntndent of tght and water, stated Monday. The well 1s 163 feet deep, known as a shallow well, and drilled hi accordance with the latest methods of well drilling. The present city well is 1880 feet down, which makes t more costly. The new well will :ost about $8,000, including pipe and all incidentals. A 70-Peot Screen Of the 163 feet depth in the new well, which U located on North iall street just north of the city oal shed, the casing goes down K vet, and there is 70 feet of screen n the bottom, with 40 feet of gen- line wrought iron pipe. In drilling the new well, a cen- ral shaft was sunk and then four uxillary shafu were drilled near and around the main stem. When he main well was deep enough, hree and one half carloads of flne- y washed gravel, or 130 tons, was radually put into the main shaft, nd then by pumping on the aux- iary shafts, sucked down into the •ell, providing a wonderful gravel bane. Water Given Approval The new well strikes an entirely new vein of water. Samples of the water have already been given approval by the state department of health. It la necessary to aink a new well every ten years. One third of the pumping cost will be saved in the new well. given by state committee members The business session will be clos ed by a music trio from Emmets burg including Mrs. Earl Beebee Mrs. H. Baker and Mrs. H. Soper The address of the afternoon wil be delivered by Judge Wood o Waterloo, National president of th Isaac Walton League of America. His subject is to be "Conservation and Citizenship." An informal dis cussion will be led by Mrs. Fran cos Whitley, chairman of the Con servatlon Department of I. F. W. C Mrs. Whitley has for many years been doing her pow er to make Iowa Conservation con scious. Those club members who are no planning on attending the banque will attend a movie which will be presented through generosity o Gall Pettlt at the State Theatre. Those not in this group will at tend a banquet at the Masonii Temple. A program will be pres ented by Junior clubs of the Eighth district under the direction of Mrs 0. H. Bttuman of Webster City. After reports by county chair and Year Book Contest, Mrs. E. C McMahon of Algona will sing. The speaker of the morning is to be Mrs. Eugene Cutler of De Molnes, first vice president I. F W. C. Adjournment follows. Luncheon will then be served a the Congregational and Methodis churches. The afternoon session opens with an instrumental trio directed by D. Wayne Collins. Mrs. Eugene Henely of Grinnell General Federation director* on "When W« ! f?«atto ving tb« 'h : Jl vtoUn •oto wUt.ytiensrli fHa ii«is>. t® speaker. The musician. Miss .Nel- «• Aged Hurt Lady Fractures Ribs Burt: Mrs. Anna Toebben suffered two fractured bones in her ankle when aiie fell from a chair last week in her home here. Mrs. Toebben lives alone and had no close neighbors to whom she could get for help. Fortunately, her son, Will of Chicago, came shortly after her accident and saw that she procured aid and medical attention. Mrs. Oiaf Olson, Hlmore, Minn., her daughter, was then called, and is caring for her. .98 V4 . 1.05 L05 .98 .38 V* 1.00 25c 21c 17c 32c 3<V 33o Ught Frosts In County Turn* Trees Light frosts the past week have begun to turn foliage into autumn's beautiful shades. No freezing temperatures have been reported as yet, but motorists are warned to begin th l "V l "g about tfcalr radiators. Week's weather: Date High Low Rain Oct 6 78 63 M Oct. 6 66 48 JK> Oct 7 64 16 frost Oct « 71 41 Oct 9 68 46 Oct. 10 64 43 Oct 11 «6 38 Forecasts for this week were fair with not much change in temperature. COKKKIT10N In thu board proceedings carried in Oils paper this wettt, the mimes of members of Lhe » Lolls Crook township count- tug board should read as follows: Louis Hackbarlh instead Arl Kiu»eh; Otto Ruunkc instead of Henry Mueller. son of EmmeUburg, will be sccom panted by Mrs. Caspar Nelson. The reception will be followed by a special showing of "Anthony Adverse" at the Call Theater. On Thursday Thursday's activities Open with a breakfast for the state officers, the county chairmen, the convention chairmen. This will be a courtesy extended by Mrs. A. D. Wlese, Eighth District chairman. There will be twenty guests and they will be served in The Blue Room of Hotel Algona. The morning session opens with greetings sung by a group of small girls or Future Clubwomen. The prayer—contributed to I. F. W. C. by Mrs. Frances Whitley. Mrs. H. C. Houghton, Jr., will conduct a club institute. This is to be followed by a business session. The business will be happily interrupted by a musical reading by Mrs. O. B. Lalng. The evening session opens In the high school auditorium, at 8:00 p. m. The program consists of a solo by Mrs. Winifred Qillam, Sketches in the Ruth Draper manner by Mrs. Pearl Kulp McDonald of Emmetsburg, a violin solo by Mrs. A. Voss of West Bend, accompanied by Mrs. Sylvia Gunn and piano selections by Miss Jane Cretzmeyer. State Leader Here The president of the Iowa Federation of Women's clubs will be the featured speaker of the evening. She is Mrs. H. C. Houghton, Jr., of Red Oak. Mrs. Houghton is president of the presidents of all the states, a truly great and gracious lady whom we are very proud to present to Algona and the Eighth District After the president's address, and during the reception to club members in the high school gym, a program of music will be presented by Glen Raney, violin; Mrs. E. C. McMahon, cello; Mrs. Sylvia Gunn, accompanist. A "Beauty" Talk The speaker, John R. Fitzsimmons, landscape architect, consultant conservation commission, has his topic, "Development of Beauty in Iowa." This subject is particularly apropos at this time when so many towns are planning on beautifying the local eye sores. Adjournment will follow lost minute business. There will be exhibits presented by the Conservation and Art departments. 400 GREET NEW MILWAUKEE RY. HIAWATHA HERE A REAL BAB ON WHEELS OFFERED Fast Streamline Train In Test Bun Across No. Iowa About 400 adults and children turned out en masse, Friday afternoon at the Milwaukee depot, here to see the finest railroad equipment In the county's history pass through Algona. It was the latest "Hiawatha" of the Milwaukee road, and the train was on its way back from Rapid City, S. D., where It had gone on a trial run before going into active service on the Twin Cities-Chicago run. The train stopped ten minutes, and visitors were allowed to pass through the train as long as it stopped here. Had Six Cars The train was pulled by a regular steam locomotive, two drive wheels on a side, but with a special covering to provide stream-lining. We understand the engine uses oil for fuel. The streamlined "Hiawatha" is constructed entirely for day travel. No provision Is made for sleeping accommodations, except that anyone desiring to take a nap can tilt any of the chair car seats to any one of five angles. The running time between Chicago and the Twin Cities of about six hours is that no sleeper service is necessary. The bar in the train is a new innovation, but one that will never be included on any equipment used in Iowa. .The bar and the engine were the only equipment local people eouk) not visit In other states, however, the beautifully appointed traveling bar run* ill the time, «u- ahling passengers to enjoy * highball or two, if they w desire. ed, and without examining closely, one can hardly tell where one car ends and another begins, the equipment seeming to melt from one car to another without a noticeable break at the vestibule. A North Iowa Hiawatha? To get the Milwaukee to stop .heir train here, on 1U jump be- ween Spencer and Mason City, a flood of telegrams went from Algona to Milwaukee officials, and the rain was finally ordered to stop. The large turnout on short notice very evident proof of the fact hat the public mind would be much more interested In the rail- oads and their problems if given n opportunity to visit the best and lewest in equipment. Some speculations were heard as o whether or not the Milwaukee would put a fast, streamlined rain on its main line across north- rn Iowa, Into Chicago. In south- rn Minnesota, the Chicago & Northwestern line has a train known as the "Minnesota 400" hich connects up with the Northwestern main line in Wisconsin, Here's How They Sawed Out of Jail E Cell Block O B .Bull Pen W N Above is a diagram of the Kossuth county jail, from which two prisoners escaped Sunday morning. The cell block is the space where all of the prisoners except Hart were confined. Hart was In the bull pen. Walsh went to the door (A), knocked off a lock, slid back a window, and sawed through two bars, then crawled Into the space between A and B. Again going to work, he jimmied the control which' opens the door into the bull pen at B. Another set of bars were sawed at C, letting the men squeeze out into the corridor at the outside of the building. Sawing ;twq more bars at D, the men squirmed out into the alley and departed. The line at A represents a solid wall The other lines are all a aeries of bars. James Ditsworth Rites Tuesday in Irvington Church James H. Ditsworth, who suffered a stroke about ten days ago, passed away In Algona, Sunday, Oct. 11, at the age of 81 years. Funeral services were set for Tuesday, Oct 13, at Irvington, with Rev. English in charge. Interment was to be In Irvington. The funeral was set for 2 p. m. Mr. Ditsworth was born May 20 1858, In Davis county. 111. In thi year 1900 he came to Iowa, anc came to Algona at a later date. He farmed and lived a life of peace, a likeable friend of all who ' knew him. He was married July 7, 1875, in Freeport, 111., to Margaret McHhat tin. Mrs. George Wesley of Algona is- a daughter, and sons survlvmi are Edward, John and Harry o Algona, and Frank of. Irvington Adam Dltsworth, a brother, lives a Bancroft, and a sister, Mrs. Evena Has* Is living at Mankato, Minn. DIED MONDAY Was 81 Years Old; Widow, and 9 Children Survive Chris Beck Who Died Was Pioneer of Swea & Grant Armstrong: Chris Beck died on aturday, Oct. 3rd, at the Algona ospital at the age of 48 years. He led following an attack of intest- nol influenza. Mr. Beck has lived n forms in Swea and Grant town- lips for the past number of years. Mr. Beck is survived by his wife and six children, Willliom, Keneth, Elsie, Oran, Alvin and Anna. !e is also survived by his parents, [r. and Mrs. James Beck of Arm- .rong and two sisters, Mrs. R. F. [etz of Ringsted, and Mrs. Andy 3urt, Jr., of Armstrong and six rothers, George, Klner, Shirley, ugust, Harry and William, all of rmstrong. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Immanuel Lutheran urch in Swea City. Burial was made in the Harrison cemetery. 3 Licenses To Wed Past 4 Days Wedding licenses issued in toe past few days: John K. Misbacb and Edna. H, WUken, Fairmont, Minn., Oct 'JO. Raymond A. Taylor, TiUmka. and Marie Machiem, Fairmont, Oct 10. Raymond El Gardner, Bancroft, and Grace McGregor, Bancroft, Oct ». Rotary Leader Talks A. C. Fuller, Cedar Falls, dis- .rict governor of Rotary Interual- onul. addressed the local club on Honday noon in the Algoua Hotel. tfr. Fuller waj introduced by K. l>. Fames, club president He outlined the purposes and ideals of the club organisation. ,83, In Eagle Twp. Swea City: Mrs. Wm. Mathers, assisted by Mrs. John Huffman, entertained a group of 80 ladies at the Mather's home in Eagle township last Friday afternoon in honor of Grandma Norris, who was 83 years old that day. Mrs. Norris was presented with a gift from, the group and lunch was served by the hostesses Out of town guests were Mrs. EJmer Potter. Mrs. Bell Moore and daughter and Mrs. Frazier, all of Algonu, and old friends and Grandma Norris. Pettit Gets 3rd Theatre; In Clinton I- Pettit. owner of tbe St:tte Theatre. AJgona, and the Vern theutre, i-uVernu, announced Mondriy that he tiad signed a long term lease for the Cliutoo theatre, Clinton, Iowa. The tuuulrc hua about SOU seats, and was originally built for road shows. A sound projection booth ujid other uew equipmuiif will be installed, aud the theatre will open Last Monday forenoon at his house, 321 B. Nebraska street, Ole J. Peterson passed away at the age of 81 years. He had been sick for about three years and his death was due to the general breaking down incidental to old age. Mr. Peterson was born in Veatrlhoten, near Oslo. Norway, November 15, 1855. He came to America to Cowit county, Wisconsin, June 14, 1869, when he was fourteen years old.' He was married February 19, 1880, at Hollandale, Wisconsin to Johanna M. Paulson. Surviving him are his widow, three sons, Alfred of Pipestone, Minnesota, James R. of Minneapolis and Elmer of Dunlap, Iowa; ztx daughters, Mabel and Muriel, Washington, D. C., Edna Herkimer, New York, Eva. Rockford, 111., Mrs. A. E. Clayton, Algona, and Ida at home. One sister, Mrs. H. Haroldson, Stockton, California. There are six grandchildren. The deceased lived all of his married life in Iowa, coming to Kossuth county in 1904, residing in Bancroft for five years where he was plumber for Nemmers Hardware Co. He located in Algona in 1909, where for a number of years he was in the employ of Spurbeck-Lambert Co, He joined the Modern Woodmen of America at Thompson, Iowa, August 12, 1898, served as clerk of the camp at Bancroft several years, and as secretary of the camp at Algona from February 1, 1927, until failing health compelled him to resign in September, 1933. A loyal and faithful member for more than 38 years. Funeral services will be held at the home, Wednesday p. m. at 2:30. $2,250 DAMAGE AWARD GRANTED IN COURT CASE •\ Jury Deliberates Five Hours In Schalk- Smith Case Damages of $2,250 were awarded to Ollle Schalk, Alden, Iowa, in the district court here last Saturday, after four days of trial, In a case in which L. F. Smith, LuVerne trucker, was the defendant. The jury, of which Howard Salisbury was foreman, deliberated five hours and-20 nlliiutes. The plaintiff was seeking damages of $8^50 as the result of an automobile accident that occurred last February 28, near Ames, Iowa. Other court business included the granting of three divorces. A divorce was given Vera McFadden and Milton McFadden, Gusta Patterson and Harold Patterson, and Melzar Falkenhainer and Leona Falkenhainer, all of Al- j jona. | In a criminal case of the state I vs. Arthur Klocke, charged with orgery, the defendant, who entered a plea of guilty, was sentenced o Anamosa reformatory, but par- led to L. A. Wlnkel, his attorney assuming that he remains on good ehavior. Elmer Olson, who had served hree months of his year's jail term, was paroled into the custody of heriff Carl Dahlhauaer. States Cafe Closed Reinhold W. Heise received a ourt judgment for $930 against F. 2 Algona Men Hurt in Crash Near Estherville A head-on collision sent the car of Harold Kuecker, Algona, Into the ditch last Friday west of Estherville, severely Injuring Kuecker nnd Myron Ludwig, who was riding with him. less seriously. Both men are employed In Bjustrom's store in Algona. The accident occurred at the brow of a hill when the Kuecker machine met two cars coming over the hill abreast Kuecker's machine was badly wrecked, and seven stitches were required to close a wound in his head. Ludwig was less seriously injured, but badly bruised and shaken up. The men were given first aid by a passing truck driver and taken to Estherville, then to the Genera hospital in Algona. HART,WAISHGCT AWAY; HACK THRU THREE SETS BARS One Termed 'Brains' No. Iowa Butter Theft Gang Of WALSH IN ON A NARCOTIC CHARGE OBITUARY OF Son Clyde, Burt, and A Daughter at Irvington Survive D. Matties, proprietor of the States afe. The cafe was closed last 'hursduy. An attachment was made on the quipment of the cafe and the uestion of what will be done with IB now unused building is of gen- rul interest locally. It was re port d that three or four business firms re ready to rent it. However. one of them arc in the restaurant usiness. Shovel Starts Work on New Postoffice The jaws of a midget steam shovel began working, Monday morning, and as curious onlookers gathered, they witnessed the first breaking of ground for the new Algona postoffice. The Larson Construction Co., of Fort Dodge, has 300 days in which to complete the job. They hope to have the foundation and framework in before cold weather sets in, although the final finishing touches may not be completed until early next spring or summer. But the building is under way, and that is something that brought many a sigh of relief from local folks, who were hoping that this time nothing delays the much- sought building. Clap&addle Made N. W. Ry. Surgeon Dr. C. J. Clupbuddle'ol Bui t wui recently appointed Northwestern surgeon for Ihe Burt locality. Ik succeeds the lute Dr. VV. T. 1'ou-ri. who held the .office for many years foung Swea City Machinist, Only 29, Passes Away Sweu City: Funeral services for horwald Dahl, 29, were held Friday afternoon at Immanuel Luth- eian church with the Rev. R. C. Swanson in charge assisted by Rev. A. V. Neve of Beresford, S. D. Burial was made in Harrison cemetery beside his father who died in 1933. His health failing the last year, Thorwald's condition grew worse the past two months. A heart ai.- ment resulting from inflammatory rheumatism, was the cause of his death, Wednesday morning. Born in Swea City, he graduated from the Swea City high school in 1925 and after attending Iowa State College at Ames returned to become associated with his late- father, P. C. Dahl, in the blacksmith and machine shop. Since the death of his father he has been managing the business. The deceased was a faithful member of the Lutheran church, a member of the choir, a member of the Swea German baud and a leader in other civic enterprises. He is survived by bis mother, with whom he lived; two brothers, Milton Dahl of Algona, and Martin Dahl of Swea City, and six sisters, Mrs. Hubert Kruse of O'Neill. Nebraska, and Frances, Pearl, Alice, Edith and Ardyce, at home. On Wednesday morning of this past week Mrs. Susan Brlstow passed away following an automobile accident She was born In Cullom, 111., on October 20, 1871, and was nearing her 65th birthday. She leaves behind' her an aged father living in Seattle, Washington, six brothers and five sisters and a family of her own constating of two sons and one daughter, Clyde of Burt, Iowa, Ray of Renn- seluer, Indiana, and Mrs. Estellu tieip of Irvington. This death marks the breaking of a long family tie in that it was the first in her parental family for a period of 32 years. There are very few passing away at this age leaving behind an aged father of some ninety years. Last spring, on Muy 6th, her husband passed away in Washington and since that time she had been visiting with her children. As per her wish she was buried at Hurt, Iowa, near the grave of her little grandchild, a daughter of Clyde. The eleven brothers and .sisters surviving her are Mrs. Win. Whitford of Paulsbo, Washington; Fred Haag of Seattle, Washington: Mrs. Laura Nickerson of Uabob, Washington; Reuben Haag of Vermillion, S. D.; Roy of Algona; Frank of Loveland, Colorado, and Mrs. Prank Potts and Henry Haag of Renseluer, Indiana; Mrs. Rose i'rehouse and Louis Haag of Cullom, Illinois, and Mrs. Phoebe Deverlaux of Kankakee, III. Kossuth Poultry Ass'n Planned Reorganization of the Kossuth bounty Poultry Association has been announced this week. The organization was formed a number of years ago at Bancroft, but >ince has been more or less de- 'unct. C. H. Ostwinkle was one of he earlier leaders. Dates of January 9, 10. U and 12. n 1937, have been set, and a corn will be held in connection, .yle Reynolds is president of the organization. C. H. Ostwinkle is secretary. Peddler Law For City Being Drawn An ordinance regarding peddlers, wilh "teeth" in it, is in the ot formation in the hands of J. L. lionar, city attorney. There W au ordinance regarding peddlers and transient salesmen in i-i'iert at present, but the new ord- will boiater and clurify thu prcfcfiil one. Ill the pa.-it, the existing ord- i.eerns to have been one that maku itself quile clear en- Gladiola Society Plans Organization The Algona Gladiola society will be organized at a meeting in the new Chamber of Commerce offices, at 7:30 p. m., Thursday evening, according to on announcement made by W. W. Gillespie, local enthusiast. J E. Carter, Des Moines, president c>f the Iowa Gladiola so ik't.V. will attend. Local men who have indicated they will be charter members include H. N. Kruse, G. W. Stillman. Ralph Miller. Glen Shore, Alex K:i-lish. P. J Ciirijtc-Uocn, Glen iiiin..-y, Uuy Hi. hurdaon. Gail Pellit, \V. A. Koster, L. V. Pc-rldns, Alv.,11 Ilue.-iiiold, C. K LaRirre, J.'i'ii Kei.-ii-r. VV. G. Mt:Ouiluu;.;b! Oliver i'.t-tlc-y aJid Mr. Gilleapic. " One of the most complicated and daring jail breaks in the history of the state enabled two men to escape from the Kossuth county jail, some time early Sunday morning. The men who escaped were Geo. (Shorty) Hart, L«Mars, Iowa, and Eugene Walsh, Emmetsburg. Hart was arraigned last week in district court, charged with larceny. He was termed a* the "brains" of the gang that had been raiding north Iowa creameries. Walsh was being held on a narcotic charge. Sawed Six Bars Hart was being kept in the bull pen, all alone. Walsh was quartered with four other inmates of Me jail In the regular cell block. Between the cell block and the bull pen there is a solid wall of steel, only entrance being through one door. However, there Is a small window that is In the door, and Walsh, who Began the break, tirat pried a lock trom this sliding window. On the inside of the window are regular bars. Walsh then Sawed through two of the bars, and himself crawled through a space no larger than 7x14 Inches, into the bull pen section, but still not In the bull pen. He then proceeded to jimmy open the master lock Into the bull pen, which let Hart get out into a corridor. Still between the jailed men and an outside window, was another set of bars. The men then filed through twd okore bars Into the outside corridor. Klebs Out Screen ... Again the file* got bus/and .two mM^lma,**:*** aa&i& mrtndow were chewed through.- With a small opening between them and fredom, Hart and Walsh kicked out the screen on the outside window sill and squeezed through—free men, for the time being at least. Sheriff Carl Dahlhauaer found even hack saw blades all 12 Inches long, on the floor inside the jail window. How the hack saws were smug-led in to Walsh remains a mys- cry. Dahlhauscr said Walsh had lot received a visitor in three weeks. He pointed out, however, that the files might have been slipped In through a window between, the bars, by outside parties. Other Prisoners .Muni In the jail at the time of the break were four other inmates. They were John Bahr of Sexton, jail trusty, Joe Minor of Kanawha, Vern Scobba and John Edwards of Algona. tiahr, who turned in a call the next morning for the sheriff, said he heard nothing all night, and did not know that the men had escaped until he got up and went downstairs on the main floor. He then notified the sheriff. The other three men had foiled to disclose any information, Monday morning. They all told the bame story; they were sound asleep and failed to hear their fellow prisoners knocking oft several locks and filing through s°ix steel bars. 'IhruU-ned Hanging Bahr said that Walsh had told him that he would hang himself lather than go to the penitentiary, and when he found Walsh was not in his bed, he expected to find Walsh's body hanging from a belt or towel on the main floor. The men sleep on the second floor of the cell block, but have access to the ground lloor in that half of the jail. Hart's case was scheduled for the first court term in the next session, and authorities believed they had an open and shut case on him Three other members of the butter theft gang are now in the penitentiary. Their cases were handled in other counties. Plain Jail L'luuigett Members of the county board of supervisors inspected the bars of the jail Monday morning, and from cheir conversation it seemed likely that the old burs in the jail would be replaced with a new-type bar within a bar. The inside bar is loose so that it cannot be filed, but turns with the saw when an effort to (lie it is made. Several years ago an inmate of the jail kicked his way to freedom by merely pushing against the bricks of the building until they gave way. In the meantime, county officers and slate men are pushing an in- leiisive man hunt for the escaped pair. Give Scoutmaster at Swea a Gift Swea City: The Swea City Boy SCOULS mel af the school building Monday night of loal week. It was the last meeting wilh ScouUuaster G. H. McDowell aud the scouts pi evented him with a year's »ub- ..wription to the Headers' Digest magazine. Rev. McDowell has been icyuUua^ler the last tour;

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