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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 11, 1937
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OFFICIAL jttfi* cotramr PAPIER aigona tipper 3Beg Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TIIUKSDAY, MARCH11. SPICY BATTLES FORECAST HERE WOTYBALLOT Starr File For Council at Large, Two For Mayor SAT. IS DEADLINE FOR4DANDIDATEB Although'-the city school election "was tame, Indications point to a rousing good general city election, March 29. Deadline for filing of candidates is Saturday of this'Week. To date, two candidates for mayor, and 'four for the two posts of councilman- at-Iarge have appeared on the horizon. In all other races, there Is one candidate for each office. Old-Timers Retire rffta* •***•, «Ky OMBcllman for s«ne 20 years, Is not seeking re- itilliiiii to hi* office at-large. And KlBf "lalttitnn ftOabach withdrawing tHtn.tb« eouncUnmmnie race, and entering the campftfen for mayor, both coundlman-at-large posts were left wide op*n. The result was four candidates, so far. M. P. Weaver, park board member whose term expires, Is not a candidate for reelection, and thus far nobody has signified their intention of seeking the vacated post The Candidates The lineup thus far follows: Mayor—Carl Specht and Lelghton Mlsbach. CounciHab-large—Alvin Huenhold, W. A. White, Walter Klamp and.Chas. Clement First ward—No filing as yet Secon'd ward—H. M. Harris. Third ward—Frank Kohlhaas. Fourth ward—J. F. Overmyer. W. A. Foster, councilman for several terms from the second ward, is not running for reelection and Mr. Harris is the single candidate thus far in the field. W. E. Hawcott has taken out papers for councilman from the-flrst ward, but had not filed them officially as of Wednesday Afternoon. Cther Offices In the other offices up for election, Harold Gllmore has filed for reelection M city treasurer, and E. H.BMroUtyb*s filed for reelection A SIT-DOWN - IN JAIL Two Whittemore young men, Inspired according to Fort Dodge police by spirits from «noth«r realm, staged a short sit- down atrlke on th» steps of tat Fwt Dodge JaU, but police ended It abruptly by giving the sU-downers a chance to think It ever In the city Mwtife. The Whttttnwre stt-dwwwr* were Walter and John Con- 4ey. It seems ant t*«y, I* company with Harold Higgins of Rodman, were vWttftg In Pott Dodge. In the course of the visit, Higgins was wrested «a A ehw«* of drunkenness. The Conley boys, determined to *re« ther pal, sat down on the Jftll steps of the police station, and refuwa to budge-that l«, until their pal was released. Police solved the problem; they put the Conley "'"Wat "was Monday. But Tuesday afternoon the Fort Dodge police decided to loosen up, and they released the trio. They were brought Into court and given choice of a $6 fine or two days In Jail but evidently released after spending the one night there. "We brought Hlgglns with us," the Conley boys told the municipal judge, "and didn't think we ought to leave the city without him. PRIZE CONTEST HERENEXTWEEK Pre-Easter Event To Feature New Styles for Spring* Boy, 4, Crushed Under Silo, Dies Of Injuries At Algona WINDOW SHOPPING TO PAY DIVIDENDS Elect 12 Chamber Of Commerce Heads, Tues. Group Casts Heavy Vote For Down Town Band • .- Concert EMPHATIC "NO" TO SALES TAX About 200 business, professional and civic leaders attended the annual meeting of The Algona Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday evening, In the high school gymnasium, elected twelve directors and expressed their views on six potent community problems. Guests from Fenton, Whittemore and Bancroft were also present, and Lee Loomls of Mason City, publisher of The Globe-Gazette, was guest speaker. Other visitors were also present, from Mason City and Fort Dodge. Directors Elected At the conclusion of the program, announcement of, the 12 directors elected was made. Elected for three-year terms were . O. Norton, R. H. Miller, J. D. Lowe and C. R. LaBarre. For two year terms, AJf Kresensky, W. O. McCullough, M. J. Pool and John Beiser were named. And T. H, ChrlschiUes, Wm. •Uele, Jr., W. V. Butler and Joe Bloom were named for one year Junior Chamber Meets Tonite In C-House, 7:30 A change 4 hi location of the meeting of the Junior Ouunber of Commerce le announced by Vic Stell, secretary. The meet- In*; this evening (Thursday) win be held In the court room, and not the legion hall, as announced earlier. The program will Include discussion of the constitution and by-laws of the organization, as drafted by the constitution committee, and plans for a membership drive. A delegation from Mason City Junior Chamber will be on hand, to not only tell a. little of their own activities but also to get better acquainted. The meeting Is set for 7:80 p. m. F*ftbe,anni; Commerce dinner. Two of them are whether or not the city band shall play this summer downtown, and another regards transient peddlers plying their trade in Algona. ALGONA MACHINE SHOP PRODUCTS SELLING WIDELY unheralded and unsun^-taji 's one Alfona product that f tt Easter in Its radiant glory will burst forth in Algona's retail stores and in Algona store windows, next week, when Pre-Easter Opening 3ays will be observed In Algona. The Algona Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the event O. 8. Relley, secretary, outlines the event In this way. The fonr days primarily concerned with Uie Pre-Easter festival are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 17, 18. 19, and 20. Offer Cash Prices In conjunction with the Pre- Easter event, three cash prize* are being offered, and entrants are not required to Spend anything tntt • little time to be eligible. Beginning next Wednesday, and continuing through Thursday, some 25 to 30 stores will have special window displays. In each -of the windows will be found a letter from the alphabet Each entry may obtain a blank at any of the Algona retail stores in the Chamber of Commerce. On the blank will be a slogan, and each letter of the slogan will be duplicated In somebody'* window. Entrants merely find the window and write the name of the store opposite the letter on their entry blank. 25-Word Essay In addition to finding the letters from the slogan, each entry will write an essay of not over 25 words on "Why I Like to Shop in Algona." First prize of $10 will go to the person submitting the first complete, correct list; second prize, $5, and a third prize is $2.50. Entries may be submitted up until Saturday night at The Chamber of Commerce office, and the special windows will be kept in all four days, but alphabet letters will only be in tHe windows two days, next Wednesday and Thursday. In Ihe WEEKS NEWS CURRENT EVENTS PHOTOGRAPH*!* FOR The Upper Des Moines The Seneca boys, picture above, won the class "B" title at Hurt last Saturday, in the sectional tournament. Buffalo Center, champions of Wlnnebago county, won the class "A" title. Seneca consolidated, with a total enrollment of 51, of which only 25 are boys, Is to be congratulated on its splendid victory. In the picture above, front row, left to right: John Crowley (captain). Duane Campbell, Wesley Patterson, Glenn PawUen and Perry Jenson. Back row, left to right! F. O. Hanna (coach), Leroy Klein, Kenneth Bolllg, Roy Homann, Ted Jensen. Vernon Dotson and Supt Slaglc. (Photo for Upper Des Moines by Will F. Brown). Seneca has played 23 games this season, Including tournaments, and has been defeated only five times, two of the defeats coming from bone Rock. But In the sectional they avenged themselves, winning from the Lone Rock team, 17 to 15, in the tournament's most thrilling class "B" game. Five,of the boys on the squad »re seniors. '']' j. Duane Lowman Fatally Hurt At Farm Of Loren Brown RAN INTO PATH WHEN ROPE BROKE Men Were Taking Stave Silo Down as Accident Struck In the bright sunshine of a warm spring day, last Monday. Duane Lowman, four year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Mlllard Lowman. did not notice that a stave silo which hl» father and several other men were taking down at the Loren Brown farm two (miles south of Algona, was falling. Little Duane ran gaily from the barn on the Brown place, where he had just told Elmer Ernst that he thought he "would go out and play." The silo, which the men were taking down, swayed in the wind, and then a rope holding the silo broke. Run* Into Path The silo teetered a minute, then rapidly gained momentum as it plunged to earth. The men, Including Mr. Lowman, Everett Nelson, Lyle Clark and Loren Brown ran back out of the way. But little Duane ran Into the path of the falling silo. He wa« ilnned beneath the wooden debris, only his cap protruding from the wreckage. He was struck by the top of the silo. After the dust had settled, Loren Brown walked over to the shattered silo. Not until then did the men realize the tragedy that had happened. They frantically dug Duane from beneath the Umbers, rushed him to the hospital, where every effort waa made to save his life. He died at 11 p. m., Monday, from a basal fracture of the skull and Internal Injuries. More Good Weather Is Late Forecast Spring weather blew hot and then cold this week with the warmer temperatures scheduled to move in again the latter part of this week in north central Iowa. Week's weather: Date March 3 44 March 4 40 March 5 81 March 8 -.-.64 March 7 60 March 8 38 March 9 24 High Low 28 27 23 38 29 18 9 The Upper Des Moines river, out of its banks the fore part of the week, had calmed down considerably by .Wednesday with cold •qreather holding back further melt- Ing of now. West Bend School Election Results West Bend: The annual election of the West Bend consolidated school district, was held Monday afternoon at the usual place, the H. M. ManU harness shop. Chris Bonnstetter and B. E. Walker were reelected for a three year term and Frank Lockwood as treasurer. presented to those present, i results were as follows: 1—Do you favor downtown band concerts—65 yes, 20 no. 2—Do you believe in the highway safety program—77 yes, 13 no. 3—Do you wish the continuance of the sales tax—22 yes, 66 no. 4—Do you favor a Chamber of Commerce credit bureau—-58 yes, 24 no. 5—Do you favor a salaried or semi-pro baseball team—48 yes, 34 no. ft—Do canvassers, solicitors, peddlers and agents bother you? 60 yes, 29 ro. Two-Man Vaudeville After community singing led by Dr. C. D. Schaap and Earl Hall, Lee Loomls, Mason City Globe- Gazette publisher, spoke on the subject of "Community Enthusiasm." He modently stated, after a few bantering remarks to Earl Hall about their respective views of operating a radio station, that he knew he could not express any new viewpoints as to ways and means of stimulating business, but he did successfully emphasize many of the ideas which are sometimes not given enough attention. Mr. Loomls urged merchants to use care In dressing their windows; he urged the utmost in courtesy from clerks and business men alike; he pointed out the necessity, above all else of enthusiasm as the key to community success In any line. At the conclusion of his talk he put on a blindfold, mind-reading act with Earl Hall doing the mystic work while blindfolded. Rev. Geo. C. Vance obligingly assisted. nnvQ •WW^P. • ^ ,'•••• ^.•• r/_-_ •^P--*;The Norton Machine Works i* manufacturing several different types of tools and valve seating machines that have brought orders from Remington Arms, the DuPont Co., Coca Cola Bottling Co.. the Ford Motor Co., Fisher Body Co., and similar organizations. Our own lack of technical knowledge of the subject prevents an attempt at a description of the tools themselves. But Ray Norton has been making them for six years, ever since obtaining a patent and his business Is rapidly growing. At present he has eight salesmen on the road, selling his "Jiffy" tool, arid the local machine shop Is employing eight people also. The local force in addition to Mr. Norton includes Ed Hagg, C. Casey. Paul Dahlhauser, Chet Cook, Vernon Spongberg, Floyd Shackleford and Francis Livingston, with Bertha Welp in the office. Norton states that he intends to Install new equipment in the near future and at present is having hard work to keep up with his orders. HOGS Best light butch., 140-160 . J7.00-7.76 Best light butch., 160-180 .. 7.75-9.00 Best light butch., 180-200 .9-00-9.80 Best light butch., 200-290 .. 9.40-9.60 M«d. heavy, 290-325 9.85 Butchers, 325-850 ............................ 9.26 Butchers, 860-400 .......................... 9.20 Packing sows, 800-350 ................ 9.10 Packing sows, 360-400 ................ 9.00 Packing sows. 400-500 ................ &80 CATTLE Veal calves .............................. I5.00-7.50 Canners and cutters ............ 2.50-3.50 Stock steers ............................ 5.00-6.00 Fat steers 8.00-9.00 Fat yearlings .......................... 6.00-7.60 4.00-5.60 3.75-6.00 GRAIN Fat cows No. 2 yellow corn, old $1.11 No. S mixed corn, new 1-08 No. 3 yellow corn, new l.Mtt • wfaite corn, new 1.09tt 8 wbjte oats - M No. 8 !•» EOA8 Me 18o Huskamp, Ohm Named At Fenton Fenton: The ..Fenton telephone company held its annual meeting, Saturday. E. A. Huskamp and Walter Ohm were elected directors to take the place of Philip Wander and Peter Hayenga. Other directors of Dr. J. T. Wftite, president, Herman Krause and M. E. Burwash, directors. G. W. Newel Is secretary, and Mr. %nd Mrs. G. B. Stevens are lineman and operator, respectively. The telephone rates will remain the same as last year. Eighty-five attended. Candidates Of Women's Clubs Win In LuVerne LuVerne evidently took the county honors for lively school elections for the county, Monday, when two new directors were named after a heavy ballot, which brought 174 voters to the polls. Mrs. Irvin Chapman was named FOR COURT CHOSEN The following is a list of the pet- tit jurors drawn to serve at the March. 1937, term of court In Kossuth county. They are to report for duty on April 6, 1937, at nine o'clock a. m. Martin Brandt. Titonka: John L. Daub, Algona; Chan. Egel, Irvine- ton; J. H. Farrell, Whittemore; Lloyd Gross, Algona; Harold Gilmore, Algona; Harold Gross, Lone Rock; Clifford Gardner, Bancroft; Cora Hutchlnson, Swea City; Harry Hiltz, Bancroft; Ralph Herberts, Algona. Harry Keith, Algona; Bdlth Kesler, Swea City; Wm. Kadlng, Lone Rock; Marguerite La^gc, Fenton; Martin Larson, Burt: A. D. Lehman, Algona; Edith Moliader. Swea City; Jennie McCrary. Swea City. John Ouland, Elmore. Minn.; John Plaisier, Titonka; Bessie Patterson, Buffalo Center; J. M. Patterson, Algona; Frank Retterman, Elmore, Minn.; Ben Sorensen, Algona; C. A. Swanson, Algona; M. L. Simmons, Bancroft; Richard Vaughn, Whltteraore; 'Gladys Watts, Algona; Blanch Worthlng- ton, Swea City. ,*-„•) nn ?, 'i €0 :. Safety Meeting At Wesley, Tuenlay The American Legion and the board, and Mrs. Harold Sorensen was named for one year to replace J. L. Eustace, who has moved away. Once before, 10 yean ago, residents recall that 300 votes were cast in a school election. Mrs. Chapman was supported by a group of woman's organizations, and won 76 to 65. Mrs. Sorensen won 58 to 41. Holdover members of the board are Jesse Lind«bak, Lloyd Smith and Wm. Miller. Milo Miller Is secretary, and Arthur Hof, treasurer. I III *»*• • • • -v, -", ". • -,. Mr. and Mr». Lowman, their «on Duane, and their daughter Byrene, 5, had come to the Brown place rom Emmetsburg last fall, and the 3rowns and all others connected with the Brown farm and dairy had earned to love the little boy. The men were taking the silo down for the very reason that resulted in the tragedy. They feared that Its old, worn staves might buckle, that a strong wind might opple it over any time, and someone might get hurt. Funeral Thursday Jacqueline Brown, daughter of the Loren Browns, was the only person to see the mishap. She waa il an upstairs window, and saw her ittle playmate crushed beneath the Falling wooden silo. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 2 p. m., at Merrill's funeral home. Interment will be ut Emmetsburg. The little boy was born in Wallingford, former home of his parents, on Nov. 27, 1B32. The West Bend girls' basketball team, pictured above, will enter the state tournament this week, aa a result of winaing the district meet Armstrong's girls, placing second, are also eligible for the De* Moine* championship round, which opens today, March 11 In the picture above, front row, left to right, are: Anna Benuinger, Betty West, Harriet Lock- wood, Geruldinc Gearhart. Esther Noeding. Kd- na Jurgenb and Margaret Nessen. In the back row, left to right: G. Agard, coach, Lois Jacobs, ISftty Walker. Louise Noeding. Margaret Shell- ray«r, Ruth Benninger and Miss Dinsmore, sponsor, i Photo for Algonu Upper Des Moines by Will F. Brown). West Bend defeated Armstrong, 46 to 23. ing on highway safety at Che Legion hall In Wesley. 8:00 p. HI., ..on Puesday, March 1C. Oliver 8. Relley, secretary of the Algona Chamber of Commerce, will i speak on the subject at higbway safety. Others *n the program include R. H Miller, presMent ot Ihe 1 Kossuth County Safety Council, and 'atroknen Joe West and Al Stating. Mrs. L. L. Lease and EM Monstni are making the arrangement* for he meeting. Cuh cream- No. 1 No. 3 We 33c Me Hen*, Hens, 4 to 8 Leghorn h«u He*.vy Stags, ovex ft Coekf, over Cook* Markets subject to change by publication. Annual Supper At Good Hope, Mar. 16 Good Hope: Good Hope men are scheduled to serve their annual dinner at the community room of th* church Tuesday, March 16, beginning at 940 o'clock p. m. and continuing until all are served. Nominal price* will prevail "Bob" Harvey wUl head the o '" Union ReelecU Most Directors Union: Results of Union township school elections, as nearly complete as possible, follow: District 2—Clarence Reibhoff reelected; district 3, no election held; W. I. Dodds is old director; district 4, Herman Willrett, reelcted; district 6, no election, appointment to be made by school board; district 7, John 8abin reelected. District 1 of which Charles Scott director whose terms expired, had not reported. and will be ably assisted by a corps of Good Pope male food and catering wpertj. This is an annual event Burt Folks Get Into WU. Flood Burt: On their way bom* from attending * golden wsddtow anniversary at Avoca, Wisconsin, of » relative, five people {ran bete found slvM is » flood ««*. folks wen Hf. MMi *&* H»f n»*n BussU, Mr. sad lies. Herman Ueit snd Mrs. C**l RsynoWs. Had Official Part In Mo. Hanging Dr. J. G. Clap*addl« of Burt stopped In at th* office this week and informed us that the news picture ot a hanging at St. Genevieve Mo., was from the home.towo of his brother, Claire, H!*Q a doctor. His broUwr WM «*e of the official physloiMftf on hjS.nd to deterxnini when the condemned was officially dead. Horaae Clapsaddls of Algon*. another brother, had a pass to the hanging, but, we wdtrsta did not attend. 12SweaCityans In Safety Council The P. T. A., the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Business Men's Association of Swea City, sponsored a public meeting in the high school Monday evening, March 8. Oliver S. Reiley, secretary of the Algona Chamber of Commerce, talked on the subject of highway »«fety. Other speakers included R. M. Miller of Algona. president of the Kossuth County Safety Council, .-and Patrolmen Joe West and Al "Honeit men and \navt* may \ wtAi the ume clotnei." MARCH 12—Gen. U. S. Grant i* made commander oi Union armies. 1864. 13—Fu»t blood oi th* Amen- caa Revolution is ihed. 1775. 14—Bi Whitnay* cotton gin, changing south•in agricultuie, 1794. 1(—G«n. Penning **i out on punitive expedition inic MSJCCO, 1916. !•—American ship sail* with lood lot starving Russian*. N«w Yoii. 11)92. 17—British «vacualad Boston, giving Americans new hope in war, 1776. •*•>• A large crowd attended the mt-et- taoy whjch was under the direction of Mrs. Worthington. president of the JBwea City P. T. A. The Swea CUy band played a half-hour's concert in tbe new band uniforms. Other* «o the entertainment program ioetodbu music winners in the Swea City Uagfc school who are being scat to the district music contest President Miller received twelve applications from gweu City drivers to join the tffiiiifh County Safety Council. Fire At Pettits Fire, fortunately discovered in time, destroyed one of the cupolas ou the Gail Pettit home, Tuesday morning. The alarm was sounded before the fire had made much headway, but if the wind hod been with the blaze, the outcome might have been much more serious. Hart, Who Broke Jail In Algona. Caught In Omaha George (Shorty) Hart, »u»- I*H-U-d of being the "brain*" of the gajiK of butt*-r thirves which raided this section of Iowa liu»t year, aud who eM-aped froin the HokMitJi county Jail| Ort 10, 1936, HU* raptured without u ktruggle in Ofiwha, Neb., yt-kter- day. Hart since his e»cape tins been indicted for his aft of breaking Jail, and will undoubtedly be brought to Algoua for trial. Oificerk making the ur- rekt said Hurt hud *MMW Ui cu*h in 1>U jMicket* when captured. Mathiaon Banwart named LeRoy Mftthison waa honored in a post-season election aa captain of the Algoaa high school wrestling Uam for the past season, and Harold Banwart was named for next LuVerne Community Club Plans Action Lu Verne: At the Monday meeting of the LuVvrue Community Club, which had betri postponed through January and February because of road conditions, a committee was named tu handle arrangements for the Father and Son banquet. Named to the commiUuc were Alex Evans, Dr. H. L>. Meyer and H. B. Coleman. Cecil Huff was appointed to represent the- club in summer athletic activities, with Jesse Lindebak, Aurou Suub»y, Albert SchlpuU, Adam Zwiefel and Gottlieb Hflywrlynfl^ will Fans Followed Team to Tourney Armstrong: Many people in this vicinity attended the girls' basket ball tournament at West Bend this week end. They were: Rev. R. R Irwin, John Thomsen, Craig ant Forbes Irwin. David Holland, Mr and Mrs. James Mclntire, Mr. ant Mrs. Wm. Mitchell and son, Harold Kenneth Eckhart, Delpha Mey thaler, Rose Mary Black, Dorothy Fear, Ernest Laurilzen, Howart and Helen Ortmeyer, Everett Erick son, Wiilard and Henry Irmitcr Clifton and Letha DeButes, Ver non Burgeuon, Mr. and Mrs. W. A Ortmeyer, Mr. and Mr«. Axel Han sen arid son. Dale. Robert FiUgib bons. Barbara Smith. Mr. and Mrs Lambert Locker and daughter, El aim-, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Iruiiler John Mixell, Joe Johnson and hi daughter, Myrtle, Marjorie Bralanti Gilbert Burgess. Mr. and Mrs. Join Caboth. Mr. and Mrs. Wrn. Tordolt and bonti, Mr. and Mrs. Manor, To> Haworth and G H Adams. preparations for e> combination sale to be hold IB tb* near future. Baby Palls Off Porch West Bend: Marilyn Graham, Ib months old, daughter of Mr an Mrs. Roy Graham, formerly o West Bend, but now of Des Moine had a narrow escape from injury Saturday afternoon, when she top pled out of un open window un rolled down the porch roof, fulliii] Jb feet to the ground. Sh only Cresco Club Plans Lake Vacation Trip The Cresco Chums <-H club held a meeting at the home of Mrs. R. Brown on March 6. The president, Patricia Matern, presided over the meeting. Mrs. Brown gave a talk. Discussion followed concerning the plans for a vacation trip to the lakes this summer. It was moved, seconded and carried that every member is to pay a regular fee of five cents ' BRIEFS FROM THE BUSINESS FRONT .... BLOOM ELECTED •luf Bloom uu» elected uret- idtut of The AlKuaa C'luuuber of Commerce, Wt*lue*day evening, ttt mt organization meeting of the new db*0tor«. W. V. Butter was named vice president. C. 1-. BULKY, former manager of the Graham store here, is opening his new shoe store at 110 Kuat State street, Saturday of this week. Mr. Bliley went from Algona to Leon where he managed another Gruham store. Going into business for himself, he desired to return to Algona, and after visiting and acquiring a locution here, spent a week in St. Lciuia, selecting stuck. * * « EXPANDING STILL more, the BoUford lumber yurd is in the process of rebuilding of tlitt entire west side of the yard. The footings were poured this week, and construction and enlargement is already under wsy. The company just completed new bins on the went side of the yurd. The outside shell of the west shed will remain, but everything tint; within it will be rebuilt or replaced. The company now has 20 people on the payroll. THE K a NOBTON Lumber Co. discovered a message tied to u piece of yiaci«r in a curloud of lumber received here. It was from C. A. Norwood of Puyullup, Washington, u former Alyauuui. The piece was a bit of glacier from ML Taconm. A buuch of papers for Clove Barton, his brother-in-luw, was also discovered In the cur.

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