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OFFICIAL PATOft gttgona dipper ©es HISTORICAL established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1. —Ten VOL. 34.—NO. 48 EATH TAKES TWO PIONEER ALGONIANS »arade To Include Gamel, Reindeer and Jack Frost IXMAS DECORATIONS GO UP THIS WEEK Next Tuesday, Dec. 8, will be the fttest day of the'year, with the ilble exception of Christmas, or the youngsters from this sec- of the state. It will be Santa 21aus day.. On that day, Santa Claus with i reindeers, his free bags of canto give away, his street parade, many of his followers, will s zooming Into Algona on his nual tour of inspection to find lit who among the children have en good, and deserving of re- nembrance at Christmas-time. A Real Celebration In keeping with the event, the |streets and windows of business' |places, as well as the Interiors, I were being decorated this week I with the most beautiful arrange- 'menu of colored lights, special displays and festoons of Christmas holly in the city's history. Along the buildings on State street, long strings of green Christinas foliage, with tiny twinkling lights peeping from their beautiful boughs, will greet folks all during the Yule season. In The Parade In the Santa Claus parade wilt be Old St Nick himself, and his trusty reindeer. There will be Little Red Riding Hood plus her ponies arid chariot, Laffo the clown and hU comedy mule, Indian Chief 2 Farm Sales In Coming Week Two farm auction gales have been listed with the Upper DCS Moines in today's Issue: Thursday, Dec. 3—Frank W. Kulow, six miles south of Algona, and two miles west of highway 169. Selling six head horses, 45 head of cattle, pigs and farm machinery. Sale will start a* 11:80 sharp. Col well Bros., auctioneers. Iowa State Bank, clerk. Monday, Dec, 7—Carl Albright 4 miles north and 4 east of Algona, Selling SO head of cattle, 2 horses, Leghorn pullets, and farm machinery. Sale starts 12:30. Wesley Bank, clerk. THEATRE OWNER, WEST BEND, DIES. SUNDAY, SUICIDE Employees Find Body; Family Was Visiting In Nebraska oily Old Santa Glaus Visits Here Next Tuesday !EE CANDY AND MOVIES TO KIDS ARE ON PROGRAM DRIVER ESCAPES, BUT SOAP TRUCK, IS HRE VICTIM Transport and Trailer Tip Over and Burn at 3 a. m. And Thus They Ate Dinner Out or, and funny toys from fairyland, fairies from fairyland and a cal- iope. Santa Claus will arrive at 10 a. m. and remain in Algona until 5 p. m. He will be located or. the court house lawn In his own cabin during his stay. Free Candy, Xmns Music Every child who passes through Santa's cabin will receive a free bag of candy. And all during the day, Christ mas carols will be rendered over a •pecial loud speaker system. { All three Algona theatres, the Call. Iowa, and State, will be thrown open from 11 a, m. to 2 p. m., and from i top p. m. for special movies, free to children. Tickets have been mailed to all rural and town school children In Kossuth and will be distributed by their teachers. Burning debris of a large truck nnd trailer, about a*half mile east of Sexton, discovered about 3 a. m. on Wednesday morning of last week spelled disaster to bystanders and county officers who were unnblc to find the truck's driver. But as developments occurred, the evidence gradually unfblded. and it seemed that the driver of the vehicle had been picked up by a passing motorist, and taken to some other city. The truck had turned over on its side, and nobody at either Sexton or Wesley knew how the accident had happened, or where the driver gone. Sheriff Carl Dahlhauser, A|__ na<4 gwiv* ouvi JJA v»*-» *-****•*»»«» v*w«*» S" <I>eiraty SherUt Cullen and L. E, Linnan, local attorney, summoned by an Insurance company to check up on the case, were unable to iind the driver, but they found the truck beyond help. The vehicle waa loaded with soap chips, and bore license plates from Minnesota and Missouri. The truck, trailer and contents were a total loss, but fortunately were not a funeral pyre for the missing driver. The remains of the truck were hauled away Friday to an unknown destination. West Bend people were shocked, Sunday afternoon when It was discovered that Harold Cashen, 39, manager of the West Bend theatre, had shot himself just below the heart and died instantly. At first some doubt as to whether or not it was a case of self-inflicted death or murder was rampant, but after an investigation by Palo Alto authorities, and an Inquest conducted by Acting Coroner, Glen Hoobler, a justice of the peace, It was decided that It was a seeming case of suicide. Wife In Nebraska Cashen's body was discovered by Percy Stone, on employe in the theatre, who went to Cashen's home in search of some films for the theatre supposed to have fceen delivered. Mrs. Cashen and their small girl were visiting in McCook, Neb., from which place the Cashen family had moved to West Bend last June. She was immediately notified of the misfortune, and arrived in West Bend Monday morning. No motive was advanced for the possible cause of the tragedy. Officials Absent Both Sheriff Bert Montgomery of Palo Alto county and the coun- .y attorney were out o'f town, as was Dr. J. W. Woodbridge, cor- jncr. Justice Hoobler was called, and he with Deputy Sheriff Tor.i VIcCaffery made a preliminary examination of the affair. Cashen had died as a result of a charge entering his body just below the heart from a 16 guage shotgun. 7 •-•• •••:-•••> "I- i..•='•>.»-.;"?•;. f f» Funeral services were to be at McCook. Dr. C. C. Shierk and Mrs. Shlerk, and their young son, will long remember their 1980 Thanksgiving. Although Dr. Shierk won a turkey nt the Klwanin club the week before, the family decided to visit a relative in Omaha, and left early Thanksgiving morning. Near Fort Dodge they ran Into a blinding snow, were unable to drive further, turned around and come back to Algona. No sooner were they In the city limits than the snow stopped. After some deliberation they decided to turn around and start again. They did, and again they ran Into a MIOW storm south of here that forced them to turn around and start back. No sooner had they reached Algona than the snow stopped again. But this time enough wns enough, and they ate their Thanksgiving dinner out, as Mrs. Shierk had no tlmo then to prepare a turkey dinner. 5 INDICTMENTS BY GRAND JURY RETURNED HERE WARREN LAIRD •RITES FRIDAY; 'HERE 40 YEARS E. J. Murtagh Conducted Undertaking Business in City for Many Years BIRTHDAYS OF 4 CEEBRATED AT ONE BIG PARTY Xmas Eve Gifts Are Selected With a half dozen nice new ballot boxes placed on Algona's State street, a steady downpour of coupons began to drift into them this week, as the 1936 Christmas Jubilee program, sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce got under way. O. S. Reiley, secretary, conducted an extensive shopping tour, and as a result has compiled a list of gifts which cooperating* merchants plan on awarding at 5 p. m., Christmas eve. Nice, Fat Check A nice, fat check for $300 is at the head of the list. Second on the list of purchases is a Skelgas stove, valued at $119.50. A living room suite of furniture then follows. After that comes an electric sweeper, a Hoover. Then an easy chair and ottoman just the thing in which to spend a Christmas day. A Musicaire, console radio is the next on the list. A Perfection oil stove follows. Then a Coronado junior radio. And finally, a National pressure cooker, is the last gift to be selected by Mr. Reiley. Rewrites Of News From La»t Friday'* Kouuth County Advance Whittemore Mother, Son and Twin Daughters Are Honored One Case Dismissed After Jury Deliberates Three Days Five of the six cases taken under advisement by the Kossuth county grand jury, last week, resulted in Indictments. Those indicted and the charges they face, follow: Edward Germann, St. Benedict, charged with driving while intoxicated. Roy McConnell, St. Joe, charged with embezzlement of mortgaged property. W. W. Bingaman, Burt, charged with issuing bad checks. George Hart, LeMars, charged with breaking jail. Eugene Walsh, Emmetsburg. vlth breaking jail. In the case of Fred Carlson of ea City, who was charged with nrceny, the jury found insufficient evidence to hold him, and the case was dismissed. Indictments In themselves merely mean that the grand jury, after listening to evidence presented, believes there is sufficient grounds to hold the accused over to a regular trial under due process of law. M. C. McMahon, county attorney, said the Bingaman case would probably be tried this term of court. He added that the case of the State vs. O. L Hopkins on a paternity charge would be the first case up for trial on the criminal docket. ACTIVE IN LODGE AND CLUB WORK Speeding Truck Co«U Driver $10 Leo Bailey, Mason City, was fined $10 costs on a charge of speeding with a truck, before Justice Hi White, Uwt Thursday. Bailey was banded a ticket, and then failed to aoMar and a constable had to go after him. His flue of $10 on the •Fftdtffg charge was suspended upon payment of the costs. THREE DAMAGE SUITS were filed laat week in district court, but are not slated to come up before the January term. The first was that of C. L Mansmlth who was injured in a tractor accident at a Bancroft garage, and is asking damages of $5,623 from A. B. Lappe. Melvin, his son, also injured, Is asking $5,800 in a separate suit. The >thlrd case is that of Dorothy Heimick against T. L. Williams, for $3,408. She was injured In an auto accident three miles north of LuVerne. * » • PURCHASE OF THE Dempsey cafe of Fenton by Mr. and Mrs John Boyken, Titonka, was announced last week. The Boykcns who have six children, planned to 'move at once to Fenton. The Dempseys have not announce! their plans. * * * A PROWLER WITH a bent for doing malicious mischief entered the D. A. Carpenter garage at Led yard and cut a long gash in one of the tires on a brand new Chevrolet car. Nothing else was reported missing or damaged. * * * STATE THEATRE'S second annual charity food show, held last "uesday, resulted in a large amount of food and edibles being donated >y patrons, and distribution was made the day before Thanksgiving o needy families by Miss Bonnstetter. * « * DOl'BLE WEDDING ctremony with Roselle and Viola Muller, sisters, becoming the brides of Erwin and Norbert Frideres, occurred last Tuesday morning at St. Michael's church, Whittemore. The couples will live on farms near St. Joe. * » • DEMONSTRATING SOME football tactics he saw at a game at Ames, the Saturday before Richard Smith of Burt broke his left arm below the elbow, while in a huddle with some of bis boy friends. $6,000 Jenkinson Damage Suit Will be on Court Schedule District court swings into action here today with the first case slated to get under way as soon as the petit jury has been selected. The Ilrst case Is that of Ruth Corbett vs. Harry R. Jenkinson, as administrator of the W. F. Jenkinson estate for damages totaling $6,000, asked by the plaintiff as the result of an auto accident W. F. Jenkinson died as a result of the injuries he received in the crash. The Corbetts were injured. Other court business included granting of a divorce and a personal judgment after hearings before Judge George Heald. Andy F. Jasperson waa granted a divorce from Jane Elizabeth Jasperson. Payment of $275 in cash to the defendant was agreed upon by the plaintiff, in full and final settlement, and the plaintiff paid the costs. A personal judgment for $1712.13, plus interest and costs, was made to the Home Owners Loan Corp. in a suit against Orin Sturdevant. A first lien on Lakota property was ths security. Whittemore: A number of relatives and friends of. the Henry Schultz family gathered at their home to celebrate the birthdays ol Mrs. Henry Schultz, her son Geo and twin daughters, Edna am Mrs. Herbert Potratz, which al were on Thursday. The evening was spent at five hundred at seven tables. Leonard Meyer was award' ed prize for high and Herman Voight low, Evelyn Volght won high and Rosella Voight low for the women. Lunch was served later in the evening. Among those who were there were Mr. and Mrs Herman Meyer and daughter, Gertrude, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kuecker and daughter, Lillian, the Herman Volghts, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Meyer and daughters, Helen and Verda Mr. and Mrs. Art Heldenwlth and son, Ellsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Potratz and son, Edward, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Meyer and son, Roland, and Leonard Meyer, all of Whittemore; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Johnson and daughter, Edith and son, Carl, Jr., of Floyd; Mrs. Clarence Sebers of Garner; Mr. and Mrs. Will Wetzel and daughter, Velma of Letts Creek; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Grcinert and daughter, Verdell of Fairvllle. The death of Warren Laird lost Wednesday afternoon removed from our midst one of Algona's best men. Mr. Laird had been in failing health for a number of years and for the past five weeks had been confined to his home where he died surrounded by his family. Warren E. Laird was born in Jones county, Iowa, the son o^ Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Laird, September 1, 1866. His early years were spent on his father's farm, the family moving to Kossuth county over forty years ago. Warren graduated from high school and later toolc a mortician's course at Iowa City. For a number of years he was associated with his uncle, the late Jas. R. Laird in the furniture and undertaking business in Algona. Later he established his own undertaking business, and built the mo.lel building on South Dodge street, where W. G. McCullough now continues the business. Warren was very successful in lis business, having a wide ac- luaintance and the confidence and respect of everyone. For many yeurs he conducted the business alone, later taking as a partner Mr. McCullough,. who ' Is now in charge 1 of the business. Warren took great pride in conducting hi business in a perfect and sympath E. J. Murtagh, pioneer resident of Algona, Is pictured above. Mr. Murtagh's funeral was held Saturday afternoon. Cut of Mr. Murtngh furnished through courtesy of Tho Des Moines Register. E. J. MURTAGH, EARLY BANKER, CIVIC LEADER Was 68 Years of Age; Came to Algona Back In 1884 EARLY PARTNER OF GARDNER COWLES CCC WORK TOUR FOR PUBLIC ON COMING FRIDAY 30 shopping DAVf IIP? 'Til CNmiTHIHS Farm Debt Council Meetings Changed The Kossuth county Farm Debt Advisory Committee have heretofore been meeting every two weeks. They have changed their meeting tima to once a month, and the next meeting date will be Friday, December 4th, 1936, in the court house, in Algona, at 1:00 p. m. The members of the Kossuth county farm debt advisory committee are as follows: G. W. Bleich^ chairman, Burt; H. J. Bode, secretary, Algona, and F. J. Kohlhaas, vice chairman, Algona. A. W. Wolf, district FDA supervisor, is in attendance at each meeting, and all farmers being pressed with obligations they cannot meet at this time should get in touch with this committee promptly. There is no expense for their services. 10 Above Zero Is Season's Low A temperature of 10 above zero was the lowest of the season thus far, and hit Kossuth county last Friday. Week's weather: High Low November 23 32 23 November 24 45 22 November 25, .6 snow 34 11 November 26 no report November 27 44 10 November 28 40 33 November 29 34 20 Temperatures Monday morning again had taken a toboggan downward. FREDERICK ECKHABT, Armstrong, passed away Nov. 15 of acute indigestion. He was 41 years old. Funeral services were held at j John Deere Show Here on Saturday The annual John Deere imple S!l ft S2«* ^ H comlnr'«M.urday, Dec. o, at 10 a. m., In the-Algona high school auditorium, sponsored by the Kossuth Implement Co., local dis tributor of the organization. Following a moving picture program observing the centennial celebration, a free lunch will be served at noon in the gymnasium. Last year about 800 persons attended tho program and partook of the free lunch. J. W. Dau, local manager, stated that the picture this year will be entitled "The Blacksmith's Gift," with Monte Blue of Hollywood fame, taking the leading role. The picture is an epic of American agriculture covering a period of about 100 years. Business Men, Others To Make Survey of All Kossuth Projects An Inspection tour of CCC projects in Kossuth county is to be „«»....-•=» ... - F—. v „..,. „,.....„... .mode Friday, starting at O^.O a die manner, and gained the love I m., and a renl CCC noonday lunch and friendship of all whom he i will ho served those malting th bervcd. No Algona man has left I tour, which has been arranged by more sincere friends. I the local Chamber of Commerc Married -Miss Delia Brown 1 the local Chamber nnd CCC officials, with the cooper- E. J. Murtagh died last Thursday morning at one o'clock from a kidney ailment from which he had suffered for several years. For the past few months his decline had been rapid, but he was able to bo up-town daily until Saturday. Most Algona people were shocked by the news of his death, few being nwnre of his serious condition. Born at Wavcrly Edward J. Murtngh was born January 19, 1868, at Waverly, Iowa, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Murtngh. He attended the public schools at Wnverly as a boy and later attended business school. Ciimu to AlRona in 1884 Shortly after leaving school he came to Algona as bookkeeper for lie Algona creamery, the creamery hen beiiiR located at the Milwau- <ee depot. It was in April, 1884, when he took up his work at the creamery here. Bight years inter he went to Burt and organized tho Ilrst bank in that town becoming its president. Since that day he lias been identified with the banking business In Kossuth county. Heads County Savings Bank Mr. Murtagh was a natural banker anil soon became one of the best known bankers of Northern Iowa. In 1001 ho was made tho president of the County Savings bank in Algona. This bank under Mr. Murtugh's management soon ranked as the leading ilnanclal institution in Northern Iowa, having deposits of over two and three, j . ,„ ^ i atlon of the Farm Bureau office. Warren was married to Miss De- | The lunch w m be serve d a t the camp at WjSO, and a short meet- Ing of exp*u»*U«v and discussion Frank Flaig Sells Implement Business Lone Rock: Frank Flaig, who has owned and operated a blacksmith shop here and who has dealt in implements for the past several years, has sold the shop, the implement business and his home to 1C. 8. Culbertson, who lives south of Lone Rock. Mr. CulberUon takes possession of the businesses, on January 1st. Mr. Flaig has been ill, most of the summer, and it is not known what his further Intentions are. HOGS Best light butch., 140-160 ..$6.00-6.60 Best light butch., 160-180 .. 7.00-8.00 Best light butch., 180-200 8.75 Best light butch., 200-290 8.90 Med. heavy. 290-325 8.75 Butchers, 325-350 8.60 Walter Kearns Rites At Burt Burt: Funeral services for Walter D. Kearns, who died at his home here, Nov. 24, following a long illness from heart trouble und other complications, were held on Friday afternoon at the Methodist church, the Rev. Thoburn Speicher conducting the services. Burial was in the Burt cemetery. Walter D. Keurns was born in Tyler county, West Virginia, on Feb. 8, 1859. In 1886 he was married at Webster City to Mary Jane Price, who died in 1927. To this union three daughters, Mrs. Ueta Enabit, Long Beach, California; Mrs. Robert Hayward. Chicago, und Mrs. William Carman, Burt, and six sons, Wilbur, Ringsted; Eldon, Burt; Richard, Chicago; Paul, Toledo, Ohio; Mark, Detroit, and Dale, Chicago. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren. All of the children were here for the fun- crul except Mrs. Enabit. Mr. Kearns came to Burt many years ago as manager of Swift & Co.'s business here, but was retired several years ago. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge. lia Brown in 1919, and she with one daughter, Miss Betty, survive. Adjutant K«lph" Laird of the state Legion of Den Moines, Clair Laird o/ Des Moines and Dr. Ray Laird of Sioux Falls, Mrs. Chas. Nolle 01' Algona, and Mrs. Daisy Aulman of Des Moines are cousins, Was I'ubllc Spirited Citizen Warren was active In all civic HfI'uIra in Algona and did his full share in the promotion of all good things for the town and community. He was an active member of the Masonic lodge, the Eastern Star, Odd Fellows nnd belonged to the Kiwanis, and was a member of the Congregational church, serving as treasurer for a number of years. Mr. Laird was very devoted to his family and home life, and many secret deeds of charity are credited to him. Funeral Friday . The funeral was conducted last Friday rfom the home with the Hev. George Vance in charge of the service. At the special request of Mr. Luird no lodge services were held. Those from out-of-town who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. George Litird and Artliur Laird of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Kobcrl West and daughter, Virginia of I'erry, lovvu; John Altwegg and daughters, Ruth and Zadu of Kuthven, Iowa; and James Altwcgg of Belmond. Burial was made in Kivtrview. Butchers, 350-400 8.50 8.40 Moving to Algona Olav T. Solberg of Bode, who the Presbyterian church. Hid wife | has been connected with the uud three sons survive. I Champlin Refining Co. at Bode, MB. AND MBS. E. H. Beardsley, Algona, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last week with open house. They were married Nov. 25, 188», at the home of Mrs. Beardaley'a parents, Mr. Rod Mrs. Horace Parson*. • has resigned his position and is ' moving to Algona where be will go into business In the very near future handling the National Refining Co. products. The family will continue to Uv« in Bode until next spring, although Mr. Solberg will begin hi* Algona work »oon Packing sows, 300-350 Packing sows, 400-500 8.00 CATTLE Veal calves $5.00-7.00 Stock steers 4.00-6.00 Canners and cutters 2.50-3.00 Fat steers 7.00-8.00 Fat yearlings 6.50-7.50 Bulls 3.50-4.25 Fat cows 3.50-4.00 GRAIN No. 3 mixed corn, new $ .99 No. 2 yellow corn 1.03's No. 3 yellow corn, new 89 H No. 3 white, new 98 J /s No. 3 white oats, 30 ibs 43 Barley, No. 3 1.05 EGGS Hennerys 35c No. 1 30c No. 2 25c Cash cream No. 1 33c No. 2 31c Sweet .- 34c POL'LTBV Hens, 4H and up lOc Hens, under 4Vs 8c Spring, 4 to 5 8c Leghorn hens «c Leghorn springs 6c Springe, 5 Ibs. and up lOc ..6c Springs, under t Poultry markets are subject to change by time of publication. Muhlemans Plan Mexico City Trip The Rev. and Mrs. W. G. Muhleman, who have covered considerable territory on vacation trips in the past few seasons, are planning an even more extensive tour to begin some time along in December. Their itinerary, unless changed, will take them down into Old Mexico, and right to Mexico City. Rev. Muhleman will take along his movie miniature camera, and undoubtedly bring back another excellent collection of pictures to be shown in the following months. The Muhlemans will make the trip by cur. Rev. Muhleman is district superintendent of the M. E. church. 33 New Cars and Trucks Licensed With u total of 38 new cars and trucks rt-gihtered for November, signs of another heavy volume of motor car sales for the coining year were being substantiated. New cars and trucks licensed last U'eek were a.s follows: J. V. Elburt, Whittemore, Chev. coupe; C'arrol A. Wander, Algona. Plymouth coupe; Dr. H. E Woodward. Whittemore. Chev. sedan; Irene Whitforil, I-ui.e Rock, Chev Milan. Oliver Farm Equip. Sales Co. Omaha. Chev. sedan; E. B. l>op- I'.eidc. Bancroft. Chev. sed-in: Free; Hulterfield, Swea City, Chev. sedan; Henry Wirtjes, Lukotu, Plymouth sedan; Joseph Bonnstctter Whittemore, Cluv. sedan. L. E. Stephens. Algona, Plymouth sedan; Earl Shiplvr. Burt Htudebaker sedan; O. W. Sundburg Algona, Buick coupe: Fred Eden Wesley, Chev. sedan: International Harvester Co., Algona. International truck. 3 Couples Obtain Wedding Licenses John McNeill and Evelyn Cruikshank, Algona, Nov. 27. Maynard Lee Hertzke, Lakota, and Clara L. Wirtjes, Granada, Minn., Nov. 24. Richard F. Hawcott and Libbie E. Treptow, Burt, Nov. 24. Given 90 Days Jens Kundsen, Algona, entered pleu of guilty to a charge of illegal possession of intoxicating liquor before Judge George A. Htald in district court, Monday, und was sentenced to 90 days will follow, v- The schedule follows: 9:30 a. m.—Assemble two miles north of Ottosen, inspect drag lines, repair work, etc. 10:30 a. m.—Assemble 1'i miles west of Wesley, Inspect open drain, bank leveling, etc. I):30 n. m.—Assemble mile south of Gcrled. inspect concrete work under construction. 10:15 n. m.—Visit Ztclske farm, _hrec miles south of Lcdyard, inspect bridge of creosote wood and open drain clean out. 11 a. m.—Visit bank leveling demonstration project, Ledyard. 12:30 p. m.—Lunch at Bancroft CCC camp provided by Algona Chamber of Commerce. Following the noon meeting, the tour will leave the camp at 2:15 p. m.. and proceed to two other projects. 5 Campaign Cost Records on File; Deadline Is Dec. 3 The republican county committee- spent a total of .$307.18 on Ihe recent campaign, a compiled list of expenses hied with the county auditor hy H. J. Harrington, county chairman, disclosed. The committee received n total of $449.62 in contribution.-!, and has ;i working balance of $81!.44. All campaign expenses for county office und of county committees must be lilf.d with the auditor by Dec. 3. Other expense accounts which have been hltd are us follows: J. J. Doolcy, county recorder, bpent $160.49. and received $25 in contributions. Julia Fraser, elected first district supervisor, spent $18.30. F. VV. B.iuni. supervisor from the fifth district, spent $17.30 und received contributions of $18. Carl Dalilhiiuner. sheriff, reported i-vp-.-iucs of S 13:1.85 with no contributions. To Talk Social Security, Friday A general invitation to business men from this section of the state to attend a meeting at Des Moines Friday noon, starting with a luncheon at the Suvery hotel at 60 cents a plate has been issued. A clinic will be conducted by Thos. H. t'lliott. general counsel of the Social Security board. There will be no speeches, but simply a discussion of the new act and the requirements therein. Preaching Mission Four Algona Protestant churches ure sponsoring a series of preaching missions this week. Services :•. ie being held each night through Friday in the Methodist, Congregational, Presbyterian and Baptist churches. The public in cordially invited. Former Rich Point Resident Is Dead Rich Point: Word was received here last week of the death of an old resident of the community, Wilder Alger. The Algiers lived for many years on the farm now occupied by the Joe Plathes. For the past twelve years they nuve made their home in Oakland. California. Mr. Alger leaves his wife und four children, all married Gene and Hazel. Montana, and Mildred and Olive, Oakland. Friends here express their sympathy to this family. P. T. A. Rummage Sale The annual rummage sale of the Parent-Teachers Ass'n of the public schools will be held this coming Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Kent Motor Garage, Mrs. Harold Gilmore announces. Anyone having material or articles suitable for the sale and wishing to donate the bume thould call Mrs. Gilmore at 713. Mrs Finger Crushed L. W. Fox had the misfor- 'ui.i. '.LI icccive u crushed linger one Uiiy la^L week in an accident that occurred in her home. She is re- l-.;,itcd 1..3 recovering. however !io:u ;:.<.• cliects oj" the luceruted quarter million dollars. Mr. Murtagh was connected with a string of banks in Kosauth county, among ttiem being the Burt- Natioual Bank, the '• LOttf r -"Kaots Bank, Farmers Savings Bank of Venton, First National Bank of Hwca City and Farmers und Drovers Bunk of Gcrmania (now Lakota) und u number of other financial Institutions in this section. A J'urtiirr of Gardner Covvlrs For nine years Mr. Murtagh was in partnership with Gardner Cowl- CH, now the head of the Des Moines Register. Their real state business grew to largo proportions during these years and at the same time they did a large business in letting government contracts for mail routes. Advised with Federal Ill-serve- As a banker and business man, Mr. Murtagh took the lead in Al- gonu und WHS interested in everything that went for tho up-building of Algona and Kossuth county. In recent years he was called to Chicago several limes to advise with the Federal Reserve banking board. On Librftry Board 38 Years Mr. Murtagh was one of the main factors in promoting the Algona public library and has been on ita hoard of directors since its organ- i/ution 38 yeura ago. He was a, lifelong member of the Congregational church and for many years was one of its leading financial supporters. .Married Mariu McDonald Mr. Murtagh was married to Miss Marie McDonald of Burt in 1897, who with two children survive. Their son, Eugene Murtagh, is connected with the Druggists Mutual Insurance company in Algona. The daughter, Miss Josephine, is employed in the office of the U. S. Collector of Internal Revenue in Des Moines, The only grandchild is "Judy," daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Murtagh. Mr. Murtagh is also survived by one brother, Charles Murtagh, who is State Comptroller at Des Moines. and also is president of the Security State Bank of Algona. Another brother. James, leading attorney at Waterloo, died u few years ago. Mr. Murtagh was always deeply interested in politics and wus a lifelong democrat. He was u delegate to the democratic national conventions of I'JUD and 1912. and was recognized as a leader in his party in state politics. I'umni! Saturday Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the iiume oil North Thorington street. Rev. Geo. Varue of the Algonn Congregational church being in charge. Tho pall bearers were Peter Christens r n, A. H. Borchardt, L E. Linnan, Wade Sullivan, G. D. Shuniway id Donald Hutchison. Burial was maJe in Riverview. Attended Funeral Among those from a distance, noted at the funeral were: Gardner Cowlts, Harvey Ingham, Koscoe Call and son. Ambrose Call, W. A. Cordingley. Dr. and Mrs. J. F. Auner, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Rahm und Mr. and Mrs. Ed Roat-n- er, all of Des Moines. Mr. and Mrs. Earl B. Joder, Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Clement, Ames; Phil T. Vaughn. E. W. Cook and Phil Dorwuiler of Fort Dodge; H. S. Walter, Columbia, Mo.; Myrttle Bcane, Duluth, Minn;. J. W. Neury, Emmutsburg; M. K. Whelan, F. J. Kennedy, Ike Colemau, EX. J. Manices. ull of Estherville; P. A. Lunergan and J. H. Sheridan ot Bancroft.

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