The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 17, 1936 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 17, 1936
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HISTORICAL DEW, OW1C1AL CffS AMD COUNT/!? PATEB 1865 ALGONA,, IOWA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1936 —Twplvp Pntros VOL. 34.—NO. 4fi BUSTING LOGS, ALGONA MAN NEAR DEATH — -^——— — — 77, JAMES PHILIPS 3 Cities To Join In Opening New 169 Paving, Thursday, Nov. 19 STRUCKINHEAD r BY 10-FOOT LOG ALGONA GROUP PLANS TO GET AWAYfl 2-30 . Herring, Other State Officials Will be at Ceremonies With Governor Herring ana other high state officials 'and highway department officials scheduled to be on hand, the connecting strip «f paving on U. 8. highway 169 between Algona and Humboldt, thraoglMSb Joe «will be dedicated and ,opened Thursday afternoon, SANTA CLAUS COMING TO ALGONA ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, ONLY A SCANT TWO WEEKS AWAY .Cars' 6t Algona business folk's and others'interested Will meet at 2:30 p. m.. Thursday, on the sduth side ef the court house square, with ears from Emmetsburg, Spirit Lake, Estherville and other points, and form a caravan to St Joe. There the delegations from Fort Dodge and Humboldt will meet and Ike combined group will go to the Junction ol hignways 10 and 169. There a ribbon across the highway, held by an Algona girl on one end and a Fort Dodge girl on the other will bo cut by a girl from Humboldt The high school band is scheduled to accompany the local delegation. In the evening at 6 p. m., a banquet is to be served by the ladles e< the Humboldt Catholic church in the Legion Hall, at Humboldt. O. 8. Relley, local Chamber of Commerce secretary, will act as toaat- •naster of the banquet. Milton Norton, president of the Algona Chamber of Commerce, will make a brief address among a number that wffl be heard. After the ceremony in the afternoon, the assembled groups will have time before the supper In the evening to visit in Humboldt, where special .arrangements have been nade to held an open boils* to the business places, as well as BURT TO ENTER NORTH KOSSUTH BASKET LEAGUE Conference to Have Two Sections With Final Playoff LEDYABD HAS BUT ONE REGULAR BACK Two Stars of Algona's Plucky Winning 1936 Football Elcver Kris Kringle, Old St. Nick, or just plain Santa Clans, if you will, Is coming to town again— and this year he's bringing Little Red Riding Hood with him, as well as his reindeer and some other mighty well known people whom the youngsters win want to see. it 13 ruinor- cj that there will be free sacks of candy for ti'l the youngsters, and probably free moving ; icturos as welL So here's a word of warning—save Tuesday, Dec. 8, for the biggest event of the year, Sonta'Claus Day. in Algona. 200 LUTHERANS TO RALLY HERE AT CONFERENCE First Lutheran Church Scene of Meeting, 5 And Phillips To Meet For Maple Lead Joe Durnln. former genial and well known States Cafe employee, has taken over the operating of the Barry bowling alleys, Bill Barry stated Monday. Jea* Schmidt, who has been run- King the alleys for Bill has pur- obteed a, bowling alley of his own to a-town west of Algona. Standings of the bowline league as of Monday are as follows: Team W Fearless 8 » Phillips * Fanners * Coffee Shop « Flowers * Court House * Burt -J LuVerne ° District Court To Convene Next Week District court is scheduled to get under way for the November term "^The trial of Shorty Hart, alleged ringleader of a butter theft gang, was to have been first on the docket of trial cases, but since Hart reaped the Koeeuth Jail and Is •till muwing, some revision of the lineup will be made. Grand Jurors will report next week also. Buys States Oafe Purchase of the equipment of the •tales Cafe from the Helse estate, by J W. Doerr of EmmeUburg, was announced Monday. Mr. DOCK'S son, W. H. Doerr, will move taere immediately and take charge of the cafe when it opens. Two hundred delegates are expected hero Wednesday. Nov. 18. for a rally of Lutherans to be held at the First Lutheran church, Al- gonu, ut 8 p. m. Rev.'M. A. SJostrand of the lo-> cal church stated that Dr. A. P. Westerberg of Sioux City, president of tho Iowa Lutheran conference, and other leaders, will be present. Following the talks by Dr. Westerberg and other leaders, the visiting delegates and visitors will be divided Into three groups for further discussion, one for young people, and one for men and another or women. The Rev. 8. K. JSn*strom of DCS Molncs will address the young people the ladles will hear Mrs. Philip Skblad of Stanton, Iowa, and the nen will meet under the leader- hip of Rev. Reuben K. Youngdahl of Marshalltown, Iowa, prcs- dent of the Iowa Lutheran broth- rhood. Among delegations known to be planning to attend are those from rtason City. Spencer, Lincoln, Swea HOO8 Beet light butch., 160-180 7.00-7.60 Best light butch., 140-160. .$6.00-6.26 B«t light butch., 180-200 .. 8.00-8.60 SStafcrSr-SS BH3sWtr-:-=S tows, 860-400 8.00 SOWS, 400-600 "6 CATTLE calves > •tftfilTfl Supers and cutters MO-J-" No. Ha 9 whil* com j»-» f v*lt'»«r corn .............. Jfe. f stbMd corn ............ h* 4 ywuAT corn, new white, new ...••••- City, Bancroft and well as Algona. Ruthven. au Santa Claus To Be Here, Dec. 8 Snnta Cluu* will be in Algonn on TOeftdny, Dec. H, undi-r the IIUS|I|CTH of The Afjrona Chamber of Commerce. And thin year, Santa, after several. prcVloiiH' trip* to KON- snth county, will bring more of hl» Ifclprra. and mora of his friendly anhnaU, «ud a* now; transferred feor MeMeeww from the Block forest to • the North Polo. In addition to the usual hand- liiK out of free randy, and tho now famous street parade, there will bn Npeclnl moving pictures fur uli of the children. Free ticket* will be luued In the near future to all the youngst<TM, both city and rural, with a moat cordial invitation to come to Algona and see Santa Claua. Begin Sign-up For Soil Conservation Benefit Payments Signing up of soil conservation benefit payment application* got under way in Kosiuth county yesterday, local officers of the county organization stated. The signing up of applications for payment for 1936 marks the end of the program for those farm- KIDNAP CASE IS A CRIME RIDDLE NEAR BANCROFT Spencer Man Abducted Relaarod by Pair in ~ " Hurt high School will enter a basketball team in the North Kossuth conference this winter, now that it has a new gymnasium In which to drill and play. In addition to the entry of Burt. the conference this year will be divided into two groups, with four earns in each section, and at the end of the season the championship will be decided by a playoff ol three games. Ledyard Wins Two Although Ledyard has only Lloyc back to form a nucleus of its teair this season, the boys started oul ast week with a 24 to 14 victory ver Thompson. The Ledyard tirls woi-, 25 to 22. Friday night ^edyard was to have played Grant. Coach Laurltzen is not optimistic bout his 1936-37 chances to rebuild fter winning consistently in the ast few years, and also going to lie state tournament. Titonka and Fenton are a pair f schools that seem to have a good supply of material on hand with which to start the season. Of course Burt is going to be a dark horse, but those boys of Supt. Bowie know how to wrestle, and With the endurance and the physical condition . of . wrestlers, they •ought to'make It hot for any bas ketball opponent How Divisions SpHt The conference dWftUms this Wife, Son Look On As Man Steps Prom Behind Tree GEORGE NIEMAN. Algona Halfback. Pictured above are two of the new stars, among several of the 1935 Algona high school football season. George Nieman, at the left, halfback, moved here from Clarion. His toward at the end of the searon was slowed down by illness, but George save n fine exhibition of ball toting, and is back next year. At Ihe right is the plucky and agressive Don Willasson, staunch guard of the Red and" Black, who in one game blocked two punts. Willasson. is also back next fall......... GIVEN AN EVEN CHANCE TO LIVE era who cooperated except for Marriage Market Business Has Boom The marriage market did a booming business last week, and icenses were issued to the follow- ng couples: Norbert Frideres, Bode, and Viola Muller, Algona, Nov. 16. Irwin Friderea, Bode, and Roael- a Muller, Algona, Nov. 16. Hugh Duffy, and Nina Bonnstetter, Whittemore, Nov. 14. Wm. Wilbur, Amboy, Minn., and Viola Jass, Vernon Center, Minn., Nov. 14. John Kutschara and Lucille Simons, St. Benedict, Nov. 14. Bernard Meighan, Sumner, Iowa, and Margaret Foth, Bancroft, Nov. 12. Joseph Neuman, Bancroft, and Opal Nelson, Fenton, Nov. 12. Sue A. D. Brogan In Damage Cases Damage suits asking a total of $i,000 from A. D. Brogan, Whittemore inauranca man, were tiled iu district court here Monday on behalf of Doris Batt and Edna Batt. sisters living east of Algona on Lbeir father's farm. A car dnveu by one of the Batt tirls, and another driven by Mr. Brogau collided on Sept 18, and 'he two «utU were outgrowth! of for per- Batt.itf the cashing of benefit checks after they are received. No township meetings will be held, but township officers will malce individual calls at the home nnd farm of each cooperating individual in the program as rapidly as possible. It is expected that about 2,000 forms will be sent from {ossuth county In the first shipment, according to Clarence Janvrin. statistician. Kossuth farmers are requested tot to come to the county soil conservation office in Algona to uign their applications, as it is desired to handle them more effic- ently by having the signing done n each township. mat i Doris Batt is i injuries, and » .98 ... 1.02 1.03 1.01'A 1.00 ... 1.00 41 Me ionaj mjunw, •—«p ——• •— T^~.-\ ••king (V'U) (or peraonrt injuries and $260 for d*B*a*e to their automobile. The suit i* not likely to com* up r. the November term of court bowever. Farmer In Court Roy McConnell, Riverdale town- chip farmer, wUved a preliminary hearing before P. A. DaMon, Ju»- tlce, last week, on a charge of em bewlement of mortgaged proowty and wan bound ovw to tb* jptad He U charged with selling a W* mart*** An "unsolved mystery" of crime —and in /act an unreported crimi ao far as Kossuth officers are con ceraed—occurred last Wednesday night near Bancroft. Frank Whltaker, a car salesman for the Asher Motors of Spencer reported that he had been kidnapped Wednesday night by two men at Spencer, and forced to drive them to a point near Bancroft, at the point of a gun, and remain there until another car came along and picked the two men up. The story told is that Whltaker was in the garage office, when one of the men rapped on the window and requested that Whltaker trade one of the company's cars for his own car, which he said was aban doned north of Spencer with a broken axle. Whitaker put flv< gallons of gas In the car and drove away with the man. As they reached a man walking along th ilghway, Whitaker's companioi 'orced a gun inlo his ribs, am 'orced him lo stop. The seconc man got in and the two men then orced Whitaker to continue t Bancroft. They waited there unti a mud splattered car came along and took the two strangers away. Sheriff Carl Dahlhauser said n report of the Incident had been urned in here. 2 Lone Rock Men Fined on Charges Edwin and Harold Luedtke, both of Lone Rock were arrested near Burt last Wednesday by Conservation Officers B. V. Pierce of Algona and F. H. Davis of Clear Lake, and drew fines of $25 and costs in Justice White's court at Algona on charges of using a mechanical ferret for taking fur bearing animals. Their trapping licenses were also revoked for the remainder of the season. Twenty akunk pelts in their possession were confiscated. Baum Pondering Election Contest William Baum, fifth district supervisor, defeated by 22 votes in the recent general election by P. J. Heiken of Swea City, said Monday he was considering contesting the election. _ The deadline fojr Sting notice of contest of election U November 24th. Candidate* have until December 3 to file their statement of expenses of the campaign. To date, only two »uch statements nave been filed. Binganuui in Jftil W. W. Bingaman. Burt, is in the county Jaii on a charge of pattaiu worthies* cbeclis. Bmgaman wu arraigned before Justice Iver Nor din at Burt, witb bond fixed a $1,000. Being unaM* to furnWu b»«a, he wa» brouwbt feu* and U to tbe sheriff 1 * Trio Hurt In West Bend Auto Crasl West Bend: John and Paul Rink und Delore* Montas were serious y injured, Wednesday eveninj when their car went into the ditc ieur the Leo Mulroney farm John's throat was cut and hi Bcalp was badly gashed when h was thrown through the wind ihield. Paul was cut on the chir :nd Uelores M on Lag had her bac lurt and is in a serious conditloi De-lores is a daughter of Mrs. Wi Monthg and a niece of the Rin boys. George Montag's nose wa broken and Madeline Gerber was badly bruised. The uuto crashec nto a fence when the car failed t make the turn at a corner. FIRST FARM sale of the fall season is the Clyde Wardrip sale t be held Nov. 18, on the old Pa Leonard farm, three miles west an one mile and a quarter north o Algona. and Penton, Burt. SAMOA *nd Ldn Rook in another group. The div islon winner* will play a three game series to decide the confer ence title at the season's close. E. G. Grabau of Lakota Is pres Ident of the conference, and Supt. Slagle of Seneca consolidated, the secretary. Algona Band Man Breaks Arm and Leg at Ringsted Vernon Hohn, well known mem her of the Algona band, who lives at Ringsted, was seriously injured last week, when he fell from a truck, breaking his left arm and leg. Both bones In the leg were broken at the ankle with the protruding from the flesh. There were also two breaks In the arm, one in the elbow and another In in tho forearm. He waa taken to the Coleman hospital in Estherville where the fractures were set Mr. Hohn, who Is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Hohn of Algona, was employed by Emmet county In putting up tmow fence. He was on his way with a truck loaded with snow fence to place the fence in place on highway 44. The truck lurched to one side when it struck a rul In Ihe road, and Ihe fencing started to roll off the truck. Hohn was riding on Ihe back end of the truck and it is supposed that he jumped to the ground to avoid being hit by the rolls of fence. It is thought that he received his injuries from the jump. Mr Hohn had just started working for (tie county. 3 INJURED IN MISHAPS OVER PAST FEW DAYS 2 Lone Bock Folks and Ottosen Man Hurt Painfully Three Kossutb persona wure in- Titfsdny morning—The condition of James Phillips wan reported AH satisfactory this morning at the Kossttth hospital. They said he was "coming along nil right" d .-spite the terrible blow he received, as doscr.bod below. Tragedy struck swiftly, Sunday afternoon, an an Algona, family was enjoying an outing in the woods north of Plum Creek, and also getting firewood for the winter. James Phillips of this city was struck by n 10-foot log, as he stepped from behind o tree just as a olast which he and his son, Harry had prepared to dislodge some logs, went off. ;unheil to Hospital Phillips and his wife, and their son, Harry, decided to bring home some firewood for use this winter. They prepared n compound of sodium nitrate and sugar, and carefully set the charge, then stepped away to a safe distance. Somehow or other, a second before the blast occurred, the elderly Mrs. Nels Chrlstensen, 77 years Phillips left the safe and guarded old, mother of P. J. Chrlstensen of shelter of a large tree and stepped Algona, passed away about 10 p. I into tho open. m.7 Sunday' evening, nt her home The blast threw logs and debris in Spencer, after an Illness of about with great force hi all d recUons. three years t> ne of the lo 8 B - 1Q -feet long and Funeral services will be held at four or five inches thick caught 2:30 p. m. today (Tuesday) In the | Phillips on the fWg. of the u — Cobb Funeral Home In Spencer. Interment will be In the Spencer Algonian's Mother Away Sun. cemeUry. . Mrs. Chrlstensen Is survived by ed skull. His ear was smdineM, •«£ he suffered a concussion of the brain. although fortunately toot a f ractur- jured over •the period of the, past on* division <<' her husband, and three-sons. Peter J. of Algona, L. M. Chrlstensen of KsthervUle, and Roy V. of Graet-J linger, and two daughters, Jewell both.ot Spencer. Sell. 3 Fine Weather Gives Kossuth A Break Moderate temperatures the past week have given Kossuth county a taste of ideal autumn weather. The week's weather follows: Date High Low November 8 40 22 November 10 38 20 November 11 48 30 November 12 48 30 November 13 60 29 November 14 58 32 November 15 42 23 Weather reports are furnished through th« courtesy of L. M. Merrill, local wealher statistician. Lone Rock: Ernest Hutchison had tho misfortune to eft three lingers on his left hand smashed in the "snapping rollers" of the corn picker, Monday afternoon of hint week. His fingers were smashed so badly that the index and third fingers were amputated and the fore finger was taken off at the second joint. Although the accident was very painful, he was reported as getting along fine. He was taken to Whittemore for medical attention. Lone l?ock: Mrs. Conrad Halm dislocated her right shoulder last Saturday, when she fell while on her way Indoors, when she slipped and fell off the porch. She was taken to Fenton where the bones were set and is reported as getting along very well. Ottosen: William Wehrspann, a prominent farmer and citizen of Ottosen, met with a painful accident Thursday when the bridge he was fixing caved in on him. Neighbors were summoned to lift the cement block from his body. He suffered a double fracture of the leg, and was taken to Fort Dodge in an ambulance. Farms for $1 10 to $125 Per Acrej C, W. Nlcouliii has recently sold three fnrms for $110, $115 and $125] on acre. He, sold the Frank Gilmore farm five miles east of Algona on the McGregor street road to| Joe Clnk of Sexton for $125. The Chris Jensen farm in the same neighborhood he sold to Henry Eischeld for $115. Tho farm was owned by the Metropolitan Ins. Co. Mr. Elscheid recently sold a house and block of ground on the east edge of town to J. W. Daw, manager of the Kossuth Implement . Mr. Daw took possession on November 1. The third farm was the former Henry Arend farm located a mile south of Rich Point and owned by Mrs. May Wilcox. It was sold to John Erpcldlng of Algona for $110 Given Even Chance to the Kossuth hospital his franco folks, emergency mures were injmediately taken, and althougl : solotn. *, £)r> <?retsjn« phy*ftluv Ml* his < cWery 1 w»re pretty 8 The accident occurred In a wooded area known to local residents as "No Man's Land." _. attending Food Show For Charity To Aid Needy In Benefit Movie, 24th One week from today, next Tue*dr->, Nov. 24, will be the date of the Second Anniversary of the State theatre's opening in Algona, and at thp same time the annual Charity Food Show. The theatre will open at 1 p. m. and run continuous shows all day, with Ann Southern in "The Girl Friend" as the feature picture, and the three Stooges in "Three Little Pigskins", a cartoon comedy and a new* reel aa added attraction* on the pro- grain. Admission to any of the shows during the day and night may be obtained by merely presenting at the lobby a can of foodstuff, it jar of pickle* or anything similar, a sack of potatoes, flour, coffee, tea, apple* or produce, or anything at all edible, which In turn may be uaed for filling Thanksgiving baskets for distribution by M4w Antoinette Bonnstetter. For those who do not care to bring food as admission, the regular price of 11 cenU will be charged, and tnia money also wiU be turned over to charity. The pictures for the day have been donated by the Columbia picture* qnrporaHon. and Gail Pottlt U donating the rKxrfre §nd aH other axpuue* OB tbe occasion ot Ma Second /Mi>i««mij. Hand Torn Off By a Cornpicker Adam Eialer, farm hand working on the Arl Zlnnel place, six miles southwest of Algona, had the misfortune to get his right hand caught in the roller of a corn picker on the Zlnnel place, hut Thursday, and as a result lost his entire right hand with the exception of the thumb. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eisler drove to Algona, Friday, to see their son. Adam attempted to pull some wet corn shucks out of the rollers, the parents said, without stopping the machine. His glove was pulled inlo the rollers and his hand crushed. Art Zinncl, on whose farm he waa working, is his brother- in-law. He was working along with the Zinnel girl, who summoned aid, und then Eisler was rushed to the Kosbuth hospital. He was reported as getting along as well as could be expected. This waa the se'-ond such mishap in the same section Dr. Shierk Moves To New Office Rooms Dr. C. C. Shierk, Algona podiatrist, lias moved his offices to the rooms in the Quinby building over Cliristensen Bros, store, which were formerly occupied by the Hulchi- •ou & Hutchison law firm. Dr. Shierk came here Ibia Hummer from Chicago where ue had been an Instructor in the Chicago School of Chiropody, and ha« established a growing practice for the treatment of foot troubles. Hia offices were formerly located in the rear of the same building in which they are now located. Liquor Sales Up Aa increase of over $2,000 u: liquor sales at the Algona store was made in October, a report for October and a comparison with, September revealed. The Septem her figure was Jfl.Mf.M, and th< October amount was (9,036.05. Social Security Blanks Should Be Studied The new Social Security blanks nre buiiiR mailed to all employers of labor in Kossuth county as well as all over the country. This new law is of course not very well understood by anyone as yet and it is urged that all carefully read the printed instructions, particularly on the buck of the blanks, so that they will know how to proceed and what is required of them. The local postmaster ia supposed to explain anything that is not thoroughly understood. 8 Get Jobs Eiuht people have been placid in jobs during Die week of Nov. 2, Esther M. Luvrenz of the local National Reemploymtnt Office .-e- ports. All services of the employment agency are free, to both thr employer and the unemployed. The placements are made on a bauis ol qualification for the position only. Sherman School Pearl Leigh teacher in district No. 3, Sherman township, invite? the public to a plate soi iul ut hei school Wednesday evening. Nov Ii5th. There will also be a pro gram. This school ia one-half mile east, and two miles south of Irvington. Legion Feather Party, Nov. 25th M. J. Streit, A. K. Kre*eu»ky, Haruld (iilmure und K. A. Sclirmel have been designated by Uie Algona American legion port a» i» KeueriU committee to bundle detail* of the miminl Legion Feather Party, to be held next Moiiduy e veiling, Nov. 25, at the American Legion hall. OUier uien mimed to various committee* were am follows: 1'uTcbuniDK—M. J. Streit, H. .VI. Siiiitli, II. C. Hutchison uad John Betaer Paddle Wheel—A. K. Kre*-n- &ky, John Muiuyer, L. E. Hovey. H'. t'- Ireutn and Harry Rewrites Of Newt horn Lett Friday'* Kouuth County Advance PAVING AND rerouting highway 14 was causing business men of Whittemore and West Bend some concern, last week. Reports were out that the highway would be >avcd, but the route would be one iiile went of its present location. If this la true, Whittemore would be co'iiu-clfd to the paving north and uou'.n, by a tarvia road from ho villagt to tho pavement a mile west Vigorous action was to be .aken to prevent the shift of the ilghway. • • • MUM. NANNIE Hetchell, Algona, will complete half a century in luainess in Algona next month. On Dec. IS, 1886, Mrs. Setchel! bought he millinery stock of Mrs. T. L. >O4e. She has continued the business ever since that time. She -•tune to this section of the state n a covered wagon. She will be 77 years of age in about two weeks. • CORN HEALEKS for Kossuth county have been namea. They are C. F. Berggren, Swea City; George Hagge, Ledyard; Joe Matern. Wesley; Hugh Raney, Algona; R. P. Saunders, Bancroft. Walter Vuudt, Whittemore, and cl. R. Worley, Lakoia. • « • AT LAKOTA, members of the senior Christian Endeavor society found themselves abandoned about two miles from town as part of a program of Blunts. The society members wore driven into the country, and unsuspectingly got out of the cars. The drivers then drove away and left them. However, they were again pieked up before muking the return walk to Lakoia. • • • MARTIN LARSEN, Burt, had the thumb on his hand torn off and the palm badly cut, while sawing boards. The injuries were on his left hand. • • • THE JUtVINUTON ladies' aid will hold a bauiur, December 2, at the church. » « » WEDDINGS: Blondina Erpelding Algona, and Sylvester Sitzinan, of Kinysley; Mr*. Dorothy Sharp, Lone Koch, and Kugane Pearson, Algona. # * * * * • HUMBOLUT county voted for uiiol will now build in the near future u. new court house, with the aid of an expected PWA grant. Swea M. E. Group The M. E. Brotherhood met on Monday ingot at the church basement with the following luncheon committee in charge. Harry Berggren, Frank Thomson, Ole Seylur and Fred Miehe. The following program was giveu: male quartet; solo, Rena Jfluger; UOjk, Rev. Raymond Swaqejqn; flute sojo, ]*>. Bunje; male quartet

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