The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 15, 1936 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 15, 1936
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ttrr AND COUNTY PAPKB Upper <^^k ^^L HISTORICAL fjEr"T, Sstete Wins RURAL ELEOWC $1>500 Court Damages ALGONA, IOWA, tt T KKSDAYrBECEMBER 15, Christensen Death Case Settled After Trial Began PLAINTIFF ASKED FOR $16,000 SUM The estate of Viggo Christensen, Swea City, through O. S. Christensen, administrator, was granted a settlement for »l,000 in a damage suit In which the plaintiff was asking $16,000. Viggo Christensen was killed in an auto accident Nov. 27, 1934, a mile and a half north of Bancroft. Th« accident also took the life of VJutflf 8. Leland, also of Swea City. The two men were returning from Algona when they crashed into a •tailed truck on highway 169. Har ry Scott, driver of the truck, from Winnebago, Minn., was named de fendant In the suit Was Hauling Coal Scott was hauling coal from For Dodge to Winnebago when th truck stalled on the muddy shoulder and went off the ment John Menke, tenant of the farm of the late Dr. J. B. Devine had pulled the truck back onto the pavement with his tractor Just be fore the mtchlne driven by Lelant crashed into the back end of th truck. Witnesses who testified -for thi plaintiff before the case was set tied out of court were Dr. C. C Anderson, Harold and Art Chris tensen, brothers of the dead man all of Swea City, and A. J. Behrens Bancroft, first to appear at the scene of the accident, and John Menke. Sitting on Jury On the petit jury to hear the case were the following Jurors: Irene Corle, Algona; Dan Greene Wesley; Howard Bollig, Fenton; R. I. Simpson, Lone Rock; Margaret Klrsch, Bode; Lorenz Schlltz, Bancroft; Steven TJaden, Titonka; Tbeo. Hansen, Wesley; Mary Bratlund, Bancroft; Frank KoHasch: • ***«», • «^u*m^>* vo. vt *.- « aim AxwiiaaviJj Burt; Ole Elllngson, West Bend, and A. T. Foth, Bancroft. Judge George A. Heald presided. Leland was the manager of the Iowa theatre In Swea City, and Chrlstenaen was assistant postmaster there. Sullivan, McMahon & Llnnan and D. M. Kelleher of Fort Dodge rep resented the plaintiff, and Beese and Cornwall, Spencer, were attorney* for the defendant Burt: Mrs. Earl Miller narrowly escaped death by asphyxiation last Thursday morning. She waa washing, using a gasoline motor to power the washing machine. Somehow or other fumes from the machine began escaping Into the room, and being unaware of them, Mrs. Miller was finally overcome, but managed to get out of doors and attract help. Dr. Clapeaddle was summone and found her in such a seriou condition that he sent to AJgona fo a pulmotor, but by the time it ar rived, Mrs. Miller had regaine conaciousness and was well on th road to recovery. HOGS Jutch., 140-160 ..16.50-7.25 Best light butch., 180-180 .. 7.60-8.25 Best light butch., 180-200 .. 9.00-9.25 Best light butch., 200-300 .. 9.40-9 60 Butchers, 300-350 ...... 935 Butchers, 360-406 ................... "".'" 900 Packing sows,' 300-350 ......... g'oo Packing sows, 350-400 .............. 875 Packing sows, 400-600 ........ 8.25-450 CATTLE . ca ' ves ............................ $5.00-7.00 Stock steers .......................... 4.00-6.00 Canners and cutters ...... 250-325 Fat steers ................................ 7.00-8.00 Fat yearlings ........................ 7.00-7.50 Bulls ........................................ 3.50-4.60 GRAIN No. 3 mixed corn, new ........ $1.00 No. 2 yellow corn .................... 1.04 Wo. 8 yellow corn, new ............ 1.01 No. 3 white corn, new ......... 1 02 No,,3 white oata, 30 Ibs ........... ". M Barley, No. 3 ............................... i.og EGOS Hennerya ................... •„... 27c No. 1 .......................................... " .. ' "240 No. 2 ............. : .............................. ....."...I9o Cash cream — 33,5 No. 1 2*0.2 .. Sweet ........................................ 34c POWLTBY ................ Hens over 6 Ibs .................... 13Hc Hens, over 4 to5 Ibs ................ lie Hens under 4 Igs. ................................ g c Leghorn hens .......................... : ...... ]..g c Leghorn springs .................. 9c Springs, under 4 Ibs ............ 9 C Springs, 4 Ibs. to 5 Ibs ................. n c Springs, over 5 Ibs ..................... 13Wc Stags, under 5 Ibs ..................... 10c Stags, under 5 Ibs ......................... 7c Leghorn stags .................................. 6c Call 4 Meetings; Outline Latest Small Grain Aid Four meetings will be held in the county this week to give the farmers the latest Information re- MEETINGS IN 2 SPOTSTHISWEEK To Discuss Projects At Titonka^ Whittemore Friday Rural electrification, a program of farm Improvement that may be the outstanding event of importance in many communities in the next few years, will be explained to Kossuth county farm groups for the first time in general meetings this week. The meetings scheduled follow: Dec. 18 (FVfday) afternoon, Higgins hall, Whittemore. Dec. 18 (Friday) evening, at the Titonka school. Harold Beatty 6f the extension division of Ames will be here for the meetings, and will go over the general outline of how the rural electrification plan works, and then answer questions pertaining to the general setup. More than ordinary Interest has been shown in the plan in their neighborhood since the recent opening of a rural electric nook-up at Renwlck. The above meetings will furnish a very good opportunity for those interested In rural electrification to find out just what the program has to offer and the setup necessary to take advantage of it, A. L. Brown, county agent, states. Holiday Schedule For Newspapers the only newspaper to be pulr- llshed In Algona next week win b« The Algona Uppe* DM Molnes, which wilt be printed Tuesday, Dec. 22, on schedule. The next Issue of The Kossnth txmnty Advance will be the week after Christmas, Dec. SO. In that week there will Iw no Issue of The Upper Des Motaes. In that manner each paper has a week's vacation as is customary, and yet the local merchants and our remlprs will still have an oportunlty to get a paper each week Starting th« ilrst of January. 1937, the Advance will publish on Tuesday, and The Upper DCS Moinrs on IhiifMluy, by mutual agreement uncfor <>»e seml- weekly publishing plan. —Twelve Pages. Section One VOL. 34.—NO. 50 garding small grain seed, treatment in controlling smut and other diseases. The time and place of the meetings are scheduled as follows: Wed., Dec. 16, afternoon, Irvington hall; evening, Ledyard school; Thursday, Dec. 17, afternoon, Bancroft pump house; evening, Lone Rock hall. According to Duke V. Layton, of the extension service, who will >e present to conduct these meet- ngs, the new,Improved dust treatments are rapidly replacing the formaldehyde treatment for small vance of Howinf thus avoiding the ast minute treatment during sow ng. ELEVATOR HOST TOJARMERS Groups Starts Work on Cooperative Pilling Station West Bend: The farmers of this community were entertained by the Davenport Elevator Company, Saturday In the Legion hall. The high school band rendered several selections and a free lunch was served at noon. George Godfrey of Ames talked on "The Cooperative Oil Company." Musical selections were given by a girls' trio. A talk was also given by Arch Stafford of Omaha. The farmers have organized a cooperative company here, and are erecting a service station south of the Farmers Creamery Company plant, 3 Year Sentence In Narcotic Case George Harmon, from near Em metsburg, was sentenced to serv not more than three years in. th Wilt Madison penitentiary, in dis trict court here Saturday, on charge of conspiracy to commit Many, to wit, to sell and delive morphine. Harmon was arrested with Eug Me Walsh, who later participated in ft successful Jail break and to as yet at large. Appeal bond was set at $2,000 •-but it appeared that there woulc b* no appeal made from the sen Sub-Zero and Next We Get Real Thaw After a low for the week of three below, and another of seven below, the weather man became more liberal and the result was that warmer reading* were reported the fore part of Ujl* week. Snow waa even malting during the middle of the aft*En#an, «o the winter can't be complained of as yet. The week's weather: D»te High Low December 7 9 -7 December 8 24 9 December 8 32 18 December 10 22 1 December 11 19 -3 Daoamber U 38 14 P«9*nber 18 38 11 {forecast for this week was snow wad colder. Kitchen Charred In Fire At Burt Burt: Wednesday morning the rf truck was called out to the , A. Tb/unpaon home. A kerosene J«M In the kitchen took nre, due to a 4itot in ib* apparatu* operat- " tfa* wtek. Help was •ummon- " Mr. Thompson took a nre from the store and flrt out when the fir* _ arrived. Woodwork near •fcnrt WM charred somewhat, UM chief damage was caused IM amok*. Low waa estimated •bout WOO. Geo. Schutjer, Sr., Dead At Titonka Titonka: George Schutjer, Sr., foi many years one of the most prom ncnt farmers of this vicinity, died Monday afternoon shortly after • o'clock, after a sudden heart at tack. He waa stricken at his home about four miles southeast of Titonka. Mrs. Schutjer passed away during the summer and Mr. Schutjer had continued to live at the ok home place. A son lives nearby and heard his father's call. He found him after the heart attack. Mr. Schutjer seemed to be in good health, and had visited Titonka on Saturday. He was an active worker in the Methodist church, and highly regarded in this community. Surviving are a large family of sons and daughters. Funeral services had not been arranged late Monday. Mrs. Strandberg Dies at Daughter's Mrs. Morten Pederseu received word recently from her sister, Mrs. Carl Strandberg, telling of the ieath of her mother-in-law, Mrs. F. G. Strandberg, for many years an Algona resident Mrs. Strandberg died in Marshalltown November 23 at the home of her daughter, Emma. Funeral services were held November 24 and burial made at Dayton. Mrs. Strandberg was 84 years old. She had been ill three Planning Meeting M. L. Johnson of Eagle township was elected chairman of the Kossuth rural planning committee meeting held last Friday in the local county agent's office. Other officers named were Frank Ryerson, Burt, secretary, and Tom Berg of Elmore, Chet Schoby of Riverdale township, and O. S. Nelson of Lakota on the executive committee. The object of the planning boards in each county is to study the agricultural needs of that county, get the various ideas worked out, and then present them from time to time to be used in any way possible in connection with future agricultural programs. J. C. Galloway of Ames also presented the group with material tie has obtained from a recent trip to Washington and contact with various agencies there regarding future rural welfare programs. Swea City Chorus * To Sing In Ledyard Swea City: A community chorus, under the direction of Reuben Luter, will sing Christmas carols and parts of the Messiah at the Led- 'ard high school auditorium Sunday night, Dec. 20. Swea City singers participating are) Mr. and Mra. A. B. Twee ten, lenn Kluger, Everett Kulander, Alee and Edith Dahl and Frances SCHOOL OFFERS XMAS MUSICAL ON WEDNESDAY Orchestra, Band And Glee Clubs Unite in Program The annual pre-Holiday music concert of the Algona high school orchestra and glee clubs will be presented this Wednesday evening, Dec. 16, starting at 8 p. m., in the high school auditorium. Margaret McNown and D. Wane Collins will direct the orchestra. The prgoram follows: Orchestra "The Jolly Coppersmith", "The Blue Danube Waltz?'; "Down on Our Farm", and "Christmas Fantasy." Girls' Glee Club "Boots of Mine", 'Slumber Boat", and the "Robin in the Rain." Boys* Glee Club "The Huntera Horn" (horn parts by Dick Keen and Ray Madson), "Three for Jack" and "Hoodah Day, Sea Chanty." Band "El Capitan March", 'Andante— Surprise -Symphony', "Trojan Prince Overture", "Chorale" and "March of Youth". The public is cordially Invited, 6,000 Folks Here Santa Claus Day Santa Claus day in Algona, last Tuesday, drew an estimated crowd of about 8,000 to the city, and local Chamber ot Commerce official* "W»T«!««t<*,«Hn»o«a of <s*hdy were distributed to children on the court house lawn, after Santa's parade. Santa's parade, as advertised, contained Little Red Riding Hood Old St. Nick himself, his reindeer, a camel which evidently had once been used by The Three Wise Men to carry oil three of them at once, and other animals found only in distant lands. BURT STUDENTS JARRED IN CAR ACCIDENT, THUR Two Boys Injured in Up set in Plum Creek Vicinity Hurt: A group of high schoo students were lucky to escape without injury Thursday afternoon when the car in which they were riding tut-ned over near the railroad crossing three or four miles south of Hurt Robert Gray and Marjorie Martinson had been given permission to go to Algona for some things needed for a program to be given at the school that evening. Four other young people, Martha Ruhnke, Marie Carter, Raymond Lovstad and John Miller decided they would go along. The group was returning from Algona by way of Plum Creek, when the accident occurred. A very rough place in the road caused Robert to lose control of the wheel for a moment, during which time the car started for the ditch. Robert and John Miller were stun* ned for a few minutes, but none of the group was Injured. The car, which was the new Gray Ford V-8, had the top and one fender bent somewhat, but was not seriously damaged. Help was summoned from a neighboring farm house and after getting the car back on the road, it was driven back to town. 43 Rural Carriers Attend Lone Rock Christmas Party The Kossuth county rural mall carriers, auxiliary members, and families, held their monthly meeting and Christmas party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Genrich, Lone Rock, Thursday evening, Dec. 10. There were 43 In attendance, Including the postmasters from the various towns of the county, who were guests of the carriers. Fred Genrich gave a short address of welcome In behalf of the carriers, which was responded to by several of the postmasters. There was a variety of stunts and games by way of entertainment, and best of all, Santa Claus appeared with gifts for everyone. A delicious lunch was served. Assisting with the entertainment were Mrs. Thompson and Mr. Straley. Whittemore Man In Bad Check Case George Jergins of Whittemore, charged with uttering three bad checks, is on probation because of the fact that he has a family of four children, and claims to have no money. His case was heard before Justice H. B, White, who suspended sentence pending good behavior. Rewrites Of News From Last Friday'/ Kossuih County Advance Kossuth Farmers Due For $200,000 First of January On '36 Corn-Hog Program 100 ATTENDED PORTLAND TWP. CLUB BANQUET Talented Program and Speakers At Burt on Wednesday Portland: Over 100 men, women and young folks attended the an nual Portland Progress club banquet held Wednesday at the Methodist church parlor at Burt Umg tables were beautifully dec orated with Christmas festoons The Rev. Thoburn 'Spelcher offer ed the blessing, and then everyom proceeded to enjoy a dellghtfu chicken dinner. County Agent A. L. Brown and O. 8. Reiley, secretary of the Al tona Chamber of Commerce, wen he featured speakers of the afternoon's program. The remainder of the program revealed both muslca and dramatic ability on the part of many Portlandltes. Little Joan McWhorter sang a Christmas song and gave a recita- lon. Richard Brayton, Portland's .alented singer, waa encored on his olo and favored the audience with mother selection. He was ably accompanied on the piano by Miss Eugenia Mae Krlethe. Mrs. De Fitch and her son, Avery, were also ncored on their humorous play }arell McFarland gave a reclta- ion. Mrs. Flt'h then gave a rearing. Muslo Oi the long ago was wrought to light when Mrs. E. L. Dlckmeyer played her harp. She vas also obliged to play another iece. Blanche McFarland and Haze! Dlckmeyer produced many laughs vith their playlet. Mrs. George 3ray, as the husband and Martin Becker as the wife, Mrs West Bend Army Man Dies in Des Moines on Wed t Bend: "Word was received here, Wednesday, of the sudden Boy Has Pneumonia Little Tommy White, six-year- old son of Mr. and Mrs. James White, is at the Kossuth hopsital, suffering from pneumonia. His father is Juines White, son of State Superintendent of Printing Tom J. White, His mother was Margaret Norman before her marriage. The little boy's condition was reported as favorable yesterday. Buy Less Liquor Business at the Algona liquor store dropped in November, as compared with October. The Octo- weeks before her death. Six children survive. They are Mrs. Anna Beldon, Mrs. Ellen Wlese, Emma, Carl, Fred. John and $2,750 M. D. Suit Called Off Today After a jury had been selected to ry the case of Ollie Long of Fenon vs. Dr. J. A. Mueller on a harge of malpractice, the plaintiff withdrew the suit, evidently having o foundation for it. The Hopkins divorce case, which iaa caused more or less furore, /ill be held over until a later term f court. Mr. Hopkins is ill in a Mason City hospital. It was intimated, Monday, that .rat case mentioned above might onclude the present term of court, is Judge Heald ia slated to open ourt in Humboldt next week. Dahl accompanist. From the Mes-1 ber business totaled J8,035.05 and siah Mr. Lutter and Mrs. Tweeten will each sing solo numbers an4 Mr. Lutter, Mr. and Mra. Tweeeen and Alice Dahl will sing two chorus numbers. I Slot Machines ffc* village council oi Wesley, at " - week, ordered all U«Q to Wet- taken out of To Marry Issued The following marriage license* were issued the past few days: Clarence Baum, Lakota, and Marie Mortfedt, Blue Eartb, Dec 10. Gleadon Baum, Blue Earth, and Audrey Mocson, Frost, Minn., Dec. 10. D. M. Smith and Bonnie Kaap- per, Den Maine*, Dec. 13. Gerald Grimm, Humboldt, and Mabel Hocking, pocattmtai, D*c. Bernard J*&**a, F*rtton, and Rut* Kueck, School Musicians On Rotary Program One of the most pleasing Rotary club programs in the musical line on record was presented by high school musicians, under the guidance of D. Wane Collins, Monday noon, at the Hotel Algona. A trumpet trio of Richard Keen, Merle Pratt and Richard Norton presented a few numbers, and then a saxophone group composed of Betty Merrltt, Fred Kent, Jr., Esther Seefeld and Betty Laird did likewise. Barbara Haggard accompanied the groups. Mr. Collins filled in on the trumpet numbers in a second group and Richard Keen ended the program with a very fine vocal solo. dropped to $8,882,12. state dropped about month. Sales in the $24,000 last Purchase Farm P. A. Phillips has purchased a farm near Irvington, and will move onto the place in the near future They have lived in the Plum Creek neighborhood for the past 16 years, and recently held a farm sale at their pluce. Named Administrator Eugene Murtagh of Algona was appointed administrator of the estate of the late E. J. Murtagh, by a court order Issued by Judge George Heald, last week. B. O. T. 0. Meeting Luther Fairbanks of Burt was the speaker at the regular meeting of the Kossuth Reserve Officers Training Corps organization, Monday night at the Bancroft CCC MORE MISTLETOE! not ton 2 of ft Seriet) **** » m*teriuiae« or not, reacttona resulting. I** in » Newin Algon* u» their to b» eaiHKwbat "finicky" tarn- ** °«««M«««« «• to* w*tar now- GM I \V. W. BINGAMAN, after plead ing guilty to a charge of uttering n bad cheek, was sentenced to on year in Jail, by Judge George A Heald, In district court here las Tuesday. Bingamnn has been in a number of previous cnsea of a similar nature. The case startec after a complaint had been ftlec by Vernon Martinson, Burt, who received a $21.60 check from Bingaman, and then had It returnee marked "no account." * * * O. C. KNIGHT, Armstrong, accused of driving a motor vehicle while Intoxicated, received a directed verdict of acquittal In district court last week. * * * ARTHUR BOECKHOLT, Titonka, was bound over to the grand Jury Wednesday in Justice H. B. White's court. He is accused of theft of goods in official custody. One charge was file<i by Sheriff Dahlhauser and a second by C. B. Murtagh. Bond of J500 was furnished in each case. * * • DORIS LONG, Algona teacher at Tama, Iowa, was injured in an auto crash in Chicago, where she and another teacher had gone to spend the week end. She was confined to a Chicago hospital but expected to be able to return to Tama last week end. Doris is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Long. * • * RALPH FALWAV. Algona, was sentenced to 10 days in jail by Mayor Specht on a charge of drunkenness. * * * JAMES MURTAGH and his father, C. B. Murtagh, have taken over the Murtagh Bros, business, and have their office over Christensen Bros, store, in the location just vacated by Shumway & Kelly. The latter firm have moved on the same floor into the office formerly occupied by the Murtagh Bros. * * * f. J. WALDRON and O. T. Selberg, the latter from Bode, have formed a partnership in the oil business here. The new firm will handle White Rose gasoline and En-Ar-Co motor oil. * * * W. A. WHITE is constructing some one, two and three rooms across the road south from the WNAX gas station. He believes that the popular trend is toward smaller homes, inexpensive to own or rent, and ia adapting the trailer-home idea to the local community. » » * ALGONA HIGH school defeated LuVerne in a basketball game on the local floor last Tuesday, 29 to 22. The wrestling team lost to Grant, 20Ur to 6Vs. • * * W. D. Al'LT, manager of the Whittemore elevator, for 14 years, resigned last week. * * * GKORGE KLBKRT, Algona. has bean named as the new Packard dealer ia this territory. He will aJao handle Studebaker cars. He announces Us new automobile line in today'* paper. Edward J. Isch was born near West Bend, August 13, 1900. He attended the public schools here nnd was a member of the Lutheran church. He joined the United States JMhiy nnd wns made n corporal nt Fort Des Moines. He saw service in the Philippines In 1831 to ]»;i3. When his commissioned expired ho reenlisted lust winter and has since been in the cavalry in Kort Des Moine.s. The remains were brought here Friday morning and taken to the fachutter funeral home. Services were held Saturday afternoon at the Lutheran church. Rev. E. J. Otto conducting the services. Th American Legion attended in body and hud charge of the ser vicea at the grave. Taps wer sounded and a salute was fired. His father and mother passei way when he, was quite young H IH survived by two brothers, Del )crt of Wisconsin, and Lester o Ma.snn Pity, and also by five sis ters, Edith, Mrs. Powell of Phil ulelphia; Lillian, Mrs. Fred Kell' >f Goldlleld; Sophia, Mrs. Wultc Alborn of Mason City; Priscilia Urs. I, (_;. Kitzman of Minnesota Wariun, Mrs. George Losen, o 1'hor. All of the children were ^resent. Burial was in the West Bend -•enietery. Child, 2, Rushed To Iowa City With Peanut in Throat Portland: Mttta Ronald Potter, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dtvlght Potter, was runhptt to Iowa City last Wednesday when a peanut became lodged in his windpipe. At Iowa City it wa* disclosed that three pieces of peanut were in the tiny one's throat, and an operation was peform- od. The baby will have to remain at Iowa City another week. His father Is staying at Iowa City with him. The Potters are tenants of Mr. and Mrs. John Trunkhlll. Paul l^c is now on the farm, due to the nbm-ncn of .Mr. Potter. Reports the latter part of last week were that Hie baby was doing nlcrly. JUNIOR PLAY, THURMTBURT "The Tin Hero", Comedy, Is Story of Mother's Imagination Burt: The Burt Junior class will present "The Tin Hero" next Thursday evening, December 17, at the high school auditorium. This is a rollicking comedy of a boy who becomes a hero through his fond mother's stories of his swimming ability by which he saved a French countess or duchess or marquis. The poor hero can't swim a stroke, but he must learn In order to marry the girl he loves as she believes he is a champion. Despite nil tho interruptions of people wanting him to teach them fancy strokes, the arriving of the plain French girl, and aiding of his devoted sister, Duglas finally learns to swim. Come to see the finish. All Swea City W, MANY PLAN VACATIONS tho lure points. Vacation lands und warmer cll- ates ure beckoning und many of he local citizens are yielding to of distant und warmer ., VV - C - Dewci and O. P. McDonald the latter of Burt, have been going over road maps and exchanging etters, with the result that it looks very much as though they v.-ould depart the day after Christinas for San Antonio, Texaa and maybe take a side trip over' into Mexico. Dr. Sawyer has also been reading travel literature, and we un- uerstand is making plans for a trip to Texas some time in the very near future. Judge and Mrs. Quurton have decided to spend purl of the winter in California, and will leave in the very near future for the Pacific coast. The Frank Seeleys have decided to go to Texas for a winter vacation. Mr. and Mrs. S. E. McMahon of Algona are also going out to California, and were planning to leave shortly at the time this was writ- rugrtftn Swea City: Tho Methodist choir is preparing special Christmas music for vesper services to be held at the church at four o'clock Sunday afetrnoon, Dec. 20. A pageant .vill be presented by the Epworth -.ensue Sunday night, Dec. 27, and I he regular Sunday School program vill be Christmas eve, Dec. 24. Immanucl Lutheran choir will present the cantata, "Bethlehem", at tho Lutheran church Sunday vening, Dec. 27. The upper grade >f their Sunday School will give a Christmas program Sunday cve- ling, Dec. 20, while the regular Sunday School Christmas program will be Christmas Day evening. The Baptist Sunday School will have their Christmas program on Wednesday evening, Dec. 23. Bethlehem Lutheran Sunday 1678 Forms in First Shipment Already Headed East SECOND BATCH TO GK> WITHIN MONTH The county committee of the Kossuth County Agricultural Conservation Association has completed and forwarded Its -first shipment of forms applying for payment in connection with the admlnlstra. lion's 1936 farm program. This shipment consisted of 1678 forms, all of which were cases in which the applicant owned (or operated) only one farm. It Is expected that the checks for these cases will be received In Algona durnig the first part of January. The payment to be expected in connection with this shipment is $200,000. 4Ist In State Kossuth county was the 41st county to submit applications to the state committee for approval. Due to the large area of the county, with the largest number of farms of any county In the state, the county committee is to be commended for being able to submit a large block of applications well in advance of many of the smaller counties. At the present time the township commltteemen are securing signatures for an additional shipment which will probably be forwarded to DCS Molnes before the end of the month. Out of n total of 3536 farms in the county, 2000 were measured for compliance in connection with requests for payment. The Procedure These applications are audited by the state committee for mathematical accuracy, the payment is computed, and the forms are then forwarded to a federal auditing oRlce in DCS Molnes. After they have been approved for payment by the government, the forms are forwarded to Chicago, where the checks are written. After the checks have been Issued, the applications go to a storage die in Washington. fenton Family School will have their Christmas program, Wednesday evening, Dec. 23, ut their church. Farm Sale, 17th Kenneth Curnin will hold a farm «ule Thursday, Dec. 17, ut his pluce u mile mid u hulf cast and a half mile south of Ualbraith. Colwell Hroa. will act us auctioneers, and Art Hof is clerking the sale. Returned From ; Trip to Idaho Fenton: Mr. nnd Mrs. Roscoo Vnscr nnd son, Wayne, nnd their daughter, Marilyn of Priest River, iduho, arrived Wednesday noon at tho home of Mr. Yager's sister, Mrs. C. F. Wegener, having spent Tuesday night with Mrs. Yager's brother, Ben Weisbrod nnd family ut Emmctsburg. The trip of 1600. miles took six days and had It not been for car trouble they would have made it In four days. After purchasing a better cur they came right on through, not seeing any- MIDW until they reached Iowa. Tho many friends of the Yngers wero 1,'lad to see Mrs. Yager looking go well after a lengthy illness with iheumatism. Eight years ago the Y tigers went west for Mrs. Yager's Mayer Farm Sale Isadore Mayer will hold a farm sale Tuesday, Dec. 22, at his place 7 mllea east and one south of Algona. Lou Mutern is the auctioneer and Iowa State Bank is clerking the sale. Details on ad in second section today. health and they first located at Baker, Ore. Mrs. Yager's sister, bydin Weisbrod, who accompanied them, still lives there. Mr, Yager in foreman of a road construction new and due to his work the family has done considerable moving, liowever, they have lived at Priest Hwer for some time. The children have changed a lot since leaving Fenton. Wayne is 18, a junior in high rchool and a star basketball pluyer, standing 6 foot. Awaits Sentence Julius Juchem, found guilty of a charge of drunken driving by a jury lust week, was still awaiting sentence in court here this week. Hospital News ten. Cards have been received by Algona friends from Mr. and Mrs J. F. Overmyer, who are driving to California to spend the winter They were going by way of the southern route and stopped off in El Paso, Texas, where the picture postals showed them over at Jaurez to Old Mexico, where a spirited bull fight was going on. It is not recorded, however, as to whether 'Prof." and the "Missus" present were And in the meantime, the rest of us will stick around, ke«p the home ores burning, and hope for the best from Old Man Winter. Kossuth Hospital Tuesday, December 8 — Mrs. Philip Immerfall of St. Benedict, mas- toiilectomy. Tuesday, December 8— Frank King, Whittemore, major surgery. Wednesday, December 9— Mrs. W. Alugiiusson of Granuda, Minn. minor surgery. Wednesday. December &— Joseph Studer of Wesley entered with a badly injured hand. Thursday. December 10— Mrs. Louis Larson of Burt, operation. Friday, December 11-— Richard Swalve of Bancroft, entered with pneumonia. Friday, December 11— Thomas White, Algona, entered with pneumonia. Sunday, December 13— Mrs. Stanley Gardner of Algona gave birth to a buby girl. Sunday, December 13— John Johnson of Corwith entered with pneumonia. Monday, December 14— Mrs. Everett Anderson gave birth to a baby boy. GeuertU Hospital Saturday, December 12—Mrs. Harold Granner, of Ledyard gave birth to a baby boy. Saturday, December 12—Mrs. Max Biack of LuVerne. major surgery. Monday, December 14—Harry Barton of Algona, tonsilectomy. Man Still Missing No trace of John Michael, reported missing for a month, had been found this week, so far as could be determined. Michael disappeared on Nov. 3, election day and has not been heard from or soen since that time. Pool To Build Jim Pool has begun the excavation for a house on the lot located just south of the W. J. Payne residence on South Jones street. At Swift Plant Mr. Kurtz, of Clarion has moved here to act as manager of the local Swift £ Co. plant, at least until the health of Matt Lumuth is suf- liciently improved to enable him to return to <)uty. Matt has not been liiig so well of Jute. P. O. Open All Day Saturday The Algona, Iowa, post office will remain open all day Saturday, December 18. in order to take care of the Christmas nuUl- "IK, imteiul of closing at one o'clock ui> it. usual. The general delivery uatd parcel post window will be open until »« o'clock, und the money order window until 5:30. 1'ootiuastfr W. W. Sullivan luks that people do their mailing as early u* poa- bible in order to avoid la»t minute fongetttion. Package* should be packed sufficiently well to protect from breakage and should be wrapped securely with heavy paper. The addre«s should be in iuk and every package must have a return address. The mailer should mark on the package whether U is fragile or perishable, limue for safety- It is only a few cent* extra.

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