The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 1, 1937 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 1, 1937
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AND PAPER glgona flipper iDrs jffflome* •ISTORICAL DEM. ~T Y 1-t-ST Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL ~,1, 1937 Ten Pa pea. VOL. 35.—NO. 13 GRIND JURY PROBES CORN-ALKY PLANT • * * Paternity Suit Settled; Solve Lakota Theft; Button Eviction Case Up Next CITY COUNCIL TO HAVE ABUNDANCE OF OVJC PLANS State, Local Forces To Bring Up Problems To Solve MAY HAVE TO OUT PLACES Wits the city election now a tbing .of the past, and duly elected mem bers ready to convene, they may find themselves entering two ex tremely active years. In the past few weeks a number of different groups, with various ideas of civic improvement or change, have been expressing a desire for consideration of their own projects. In addition to that, the state legislature is seemingly not going to ease the burden of municipal government. ....... BEER— If legislation now pending goes through! at Des Moines cities like Algona, and others in the county, will have the number of beer taverns and beer dispensaries governed acordlng to population In that event, it will be up to the city council and mayor to decide who shall and who shall not sell beer, and several local taverns will have to be left out. SEWAGE DISPOSAL— Lead by members of the local county conservation league in Algona, many are asking for action on a sewage dteposal plant Some local btnlnese leaders point out that a packing plant selected Esther-vine as the site for its location simply became it WATER SOFTENER — Reports an circulating that local women's organizations are preparing to present a petition asking the city install a city water softener. BAND STAND — The Algona band Is still without a spot in which to present its summer mid-week concerts, and band members say they Intend to continue efforts to hold the concerts on State street, instead of down at the swimming pool site. PEDDLERS—With the U. 8. Supreme Court holding that an anti- peddlers ordinance hi within the constitution, many of the local business men Intend to continue their efforts to get a "Green River" ordinance into effect here, such as Is already operating at Spencer and other points, regulating the house- to-house peddlers by city Beeace fee requirements. 8TKEET PAYING—Worn various corner* of the city, not to any great extent as yet, however, comes word U»t mry «f the city's paved •treats other than State street are ftft&ac into such a shape that re- pavingjmay be necessary in the AH ta.aH, it would seem that if the above projects are actively campaigned for, there will be ample opportunity for the city government to well deserve it* pay—*nd more, too. ]£nee Crashed Nels Beek, Union township, received a crushed knee Tuesday evening when a concrete foundation fell on him while he was endeavoring to move a chicken home. .$7.50-8.00 Best light butch., 100-180 .. 8.00-9.00 Beet light butch., 180-200 .. 8.00-9.50 Best light butch., 200-290 0.75 Med. heavy, 290-326 9.60 Butchers, 326-360 9.50 Butchers, 360-400 9.20-9.30 Packing sows, 300-350 9.25 Packing sows, 360-400 8.10 Packing sowi, 400-600 9.00 CATTLE Veal calves $5.00-7.50 Cannera and cutters 2.50-3.75 Stock oteera 6.00-6.00 Fat steers 7.00-8.00 Fat yearlings 6.50-7.60 Bulls 4.00-6.00 F»t COW» 4.00-6.00 GRAIN No. 2 yellow corn, old $1.19% No. 3 mixed corn, new No. 3 yellow corn, new No. 3 white com, new ttf. 8 wblta oaU Bftrtey. No. 3 « EGOS Mo. 1 No. 2 Cash cream— No. 1 No. 2 Sweet POULTRY Hens, over 6 Ibs Hens, 4 to S Leghorn hens Hens, under 4 Cock*, under 4tt Cocks, under 4% Mark«U subject to time of publication. 1.14% 1.16 1.16 .46 1.08 . 22c . 21c ..17c 38C 36c 39c HVjC lOc 7c change by Oh Boy! Beans Do It! When Orval Hafnes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Halnes of Algona, joined the U. S. Navy last August, he weighed 137 pounds. Tuesday his parents received a letter from him from San Diego, California. Orval now weighs in at 177 pounds, so anybody who thinks that navy recruiting propaganda about 'three squares" a day will have to be convinced. Orval was editor of the senior class high school annual, last spring. During the summer he decided to join the navy, and see the world, and he's off to a good start The letter stated that he had been first in his training school class, and had been selected to go to the navy medical school and hospital at Bremerton, Washington, as the honor man of his class. His new address will be U. S. Navy Hospital, Bremerton, Washington. • He stated that he had spent the' week end In Los Angeles, and has been seeing quit* a lot of the west coast. His station has been only 16 miles from Mexico. He says: "I guess the navy is pretty good for me after all. It brings me luck in grade* and everything else." ' OPEN HOUSE AT BANCROFT CCC CAMP-ON SUN. All-Day Celebration Planned; Visitors Are Invited Sunday, April 4, 1937, there be an all day celebration at Company 3728, CCC, Bancroft. Iowa. This will be in observance of the fourth anniversary of the origin ol the Civilian Conservation Corps which Is April 6, 1937. The observance la 'sponsored by the Bancroft tjons Club who were responsible for the placing of a CCC camp In Kossuth county, Iowa./There -will be a program, toon OT the camp and work projects, talks and refreshments will be furnished by the Lions club., The Sort high school band will entertain from 3:0* to _T will be i band during the day- to conduct tours of any of the various -project* Jtt which Interest Is shown. In the afternoon there will be guides on hand to show visitors the camp anc explain an details of camp life. The program will start at two o'clock in the afternoon with a concert by the high school band ol Bart, followed by representatives «f the Lions and camp. Everyone Is welcome to visit the camp on this day and see how the enrolees of the Civilian Conserva:ion Corps live and work. All Visitors are being asked to register when they enter the camp. School Teacher Nearly Overcome Bjr Stove Fumes Livermore: John Bridgham, local 'acuity instructor, was almost overcome by fumes from an oil stove Thursday evening at the John Wonderly home where he rooms. Mr. Bridgham, who has been suffering with a severe celd, returned from his school work about four-thirty and went to his room to rest He lighted the stove first, and seem- ngry fell asleep before ifce stove started creeping higher. About two hours later, Mrs. Wonderly, upon opening the stairway door to replace her ironing board hat she had been using, discovered the whole upstairs was in dense She annued Mr. Brktfhara who was in rather a dazed condition, and he found the stove had ept >o high that a blaze was shooting from the top, but had not gulled anything. However, the en- ire second floor of the Wonderly lome will have to be rennished tnd Mr. Bridgham'* clothes will all lave to go to the cleaner. ' Dog Hero Found; Bullets Thru Head When Charles Taylor's daughter, Grace, Mrs. Campbell Humphrey, and her husband, moved from Chicago to an eastern city, they left heir pet police dog with Mr. Tayor. Several years ago the dog galn- d front-page attention in Chicago when Mrs. Humphrey sent it after a thief who had held up a woman in a Chicago park, and which the Ugona woman happened to see. Tie dog brought the holdup man to earth and served the woman's money. Several days ago the police dog was missing from the Taylor home. Mr. Taylor waited a day or two and the dog did not return. Then te went looking for the animal. ie found the dog, its muzzle tied hut, and two bullet holes through U head—dead. BIRTH, DEATH NOTICE REC'D IN SAME MAIL LuVerne: The Dr. H. D. Meyers received a message concerning a funeral in their fajnily, and another about a birth, both on Monday. The funeral services were for a cousin of Mrs. Meyers, John Herman, Lincoln, Hi., a man of about 40, who lost his life in the tragic airplane accident near PJtstburgh last FVlday. Thqy .have AS yet received no particulars as to how he happened to be on the plane. The other message was the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Earl 2ttoheson at Waterloo. Mrs. Riche- aon is a sister of Mrs. Meyers and lias visited here frequently. Mrs. Wm. Vehslage is .at Waterloo with her daughter. Towne, dark To Head Algona Conservation 60-Day Runt A crow hunt, to last 60 days, began today with Gail Towne and R. A. Clark heading teams of members from the Algona unit of the Kos- BUth conservation league. The. general committee is composed of Ralph jMledke, Fritz Pierce and Leon Merritt. Teams will be selected from the membership list of the organization. Bach member of either team who does not turn in one crow will be fined 25 -cents. The loeing team will treat the •winners to a "feed." The membership drive with a goal of BOO members will also run 'for another 60 days. There are now about 200 members. Bill Becker is heading the local drive. la addition to Joe Lowe, as mentioned In the rewrites, Leon Merritt and Hollis Trainer, the latter of Burt, were picked to attend the conservation federation meeting at Sioux City, Thursday (today). Two reels of colored moving pictures <were taken in Kossuth county of conservation projects, were shown at the meeting Monday night of the local unit. PROMOTER HERE STATE RIGHT TO SELL Daugherty Was Collecting $12 JO Down Payments PLAN WAS TO PUT UP ALQONA PLANT Indictments -were pending today behind the closed doors of the grand jury room in the Kossuth court house in several cases, chief of which is that of a Mr. Daugher- ty'in-"Dougherty, whose first Initial? we are not certain of, who has been canvassing this section for the past several months selling farmers an Interest In a plant to distill corn into alcohol to be used as a motor fuel. Daugherty's case resulted after inquiries regarding him were sent to the state securities commission at Des Moines. It was then learned that Mr. Daugherty had been denied permission to sell securities in the state, which he had nevertheless proceeded to do, especially in Kossuth county. Collected $12.50 Down After some question as to the soundness of the corn-alcohol plant idea was voiced, a number of farm' ers whose names had been used by Daugherty made an investigation and A. L. Brown, county stated that in all cases where sales had been made, a down payment ol $12.60 had been collected on a share of $62.60 stock, with the latter to be collected later. Then Daugherty was called into the office of L. A. .Wlnkel, .-county In Tke WEEKS NEWS CURRENT EVENTS PHOTOGRAPHED FOR The Upper Des Moines DRUNKEN DRIVER GETS 8 MONTH SENTENCE Frank O'DeU of Bancroft sentenced to thr county,; HOME SUNDAY IN BODE AREA Credit Bureau Is Likelihood Soon A credit bureau for this area, to e operated in conjunction •with the •hamber of Commerce, appeared ikely here this week. A committee headed by C. R. LaBarre, chairman, P. J. Christensen and Wm. Steele, Jr., is working on the matter. The membership committee of the C. of C. met last night to look >ver some new prospective mem- Ders who might be interested in iohung. The membership committee consists of W. G. McCullough, chairman, M. G. Norton, C. R. LaBarre, 'red Timm, W. Stillm«: Greenberg and G. Plan Celebration A celebration will be held in Algona, July 4 and 5, Earl Vincent, ecretary of the county fair asso- liation has announced. The program will be sponsored by the as- ociation and will be held as usual u.t the fair grounds. Licenses To Wed Edmund Domcli, Cylinder, and illen Christeiisen, Curlew, March dlat. John M. Parrel], Whittemore, and MurcclJu Elbert, Whittemore, Merchants Dine Swea Basketeers Swea City: Eighty-six persons attended the merchants' association banquet honoring the basketball team at the high school dining room. The banquet was served by the M. E. church. Dr. R. M. Minkel was toastmaster. Fred N. Cooper, athletic director and wrestling coach at Fort Dodge, gave the address. Skater Cuts Arm At Fenton Rink Glendora Burbank, of Algona, skating on the roller rink Tuesday night at Fenton, slipped in making a corner, and to save herself thrust out one arm, which went through a window. The local girl received a badly cut arm, nearly severing an artery, imd first aid was given at Fenton. She was skating with a group of Christian Endeavor young folks. reported to have said he had col lected between $600 and $700 from would-be stockholders in Kossuth county. No charges had been filed against him, and Wlnkel did not detain him at that time. However, he presented the case to the grand jury today. Had Roomed in Burt After his conversation with Mr. Wlnkel, Daugherty, who had been staying at Burt, left that vicinity, saying he would return in about 10 days. Thus far he had not returned, and nobody seems to have heard from him. The case is full of possibilities. Nobody can deny that fuel alcohol can be made from corn; yet nobody seems to know whether or not Daugherty had made any definite promises as to what he intended to do. One thing Is certain; he is not here at present; no corn-alcohol plant has been started In Algona and none seems likely to start; and at least 100 farmers of Kossuth county have a big ??? in their minds as to the whole affair. DRAINAGE D1ST. 69 CASE COMPLETED Judge DeLand, after hearing a •full day of pleading by an assortment of lawyers, Wednesday, took the matter under advisement. The suit was that of John S. Crowe!! against the board of supervisors, claiming that an assessment made against the land for repairs is illegal and cannot be enforced. Dennis Kelleij*^ L. E. Linnan, Franklin 'Sa.ffr Humboldt, and E. C. MoM' appeared for the plain- tjf ^ -J Shumway & Kelly for the *' -rvisors. A RECORD; TO CROW ABOUT—Killing 174 crows with 15 shots Is believed something a record. Carl Maffet and Max Baldwin, both of Georgetown, Illinois, did this recently when they invaded a email woods where the crows were roosting. They sighted the black bodies against the moonlit sky. They believe they killed many more which could not be found because of darkness. Conservationists—what's your score? Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, bishop of the Methodist church, will address a district conference of the church In Algonn, next Tuesday, April 6, at 10 a. m. An all-day program is being planned. The conference will open at 9:46 a. m. With devotions, followed by Bishop Oxnam's address. At noon a dinner will be served the visitors, followed by a roll call and business conference at 1:30 p. m. Summer evangelism, will be discussed 1 adjournment v YOUTH ADMITS ROBBING UKENA IMPLEMENT GO. Gets Suspended Sentence And Parole Here Monday P. M. HOPKINS ADMITS FATHERING CHILD O. L. Hopkins, charged with pat- rnity of a child by Gladys Boggett if Tltonka, was brought into court, Tuesday, and entered a plea of gully before Judge James A. DeLand n Kossuth district court He was ordered by the court to ay the sum of $10 per month to the hlld's mother for Its care until the hild should become 16 years of ,ge. Payment is to be made to the lerk of the district court. A bond of $1000 must also be fur- ished by Hopkins to the clerk as ecurlty. Pending on the presenta- lon of such a bond, the court ord- red Hopkins to be remanded to all until such bond shall be fur- itshed, not to exceed one year, lowever. The defendant is now in jail in Clay county, where he Is faced with another charge. Should he be re- eased from there, he will be tumid over to Kossuth until the bond lias been secured. Hopkins made no denial of the charge of his guilt. CHAMPION—Champion String Saver Is the title acquired In last 36 years by Scott Anderson, Boswell, Indiana, who has been saving all the string he could find since 1901. He saves all week, spends each Sunday wrapping his twine into a small ball and the last Sunday of each month he devotes to patting the smaller balls Into the larger ones. He has two large ones now weighing about 70 pounds each. Cornerstone Of Postoffice Laid The cornerstone of the new Algona poetofflee was laid Mon*, Wo , ork on the bricklaying is well under way, and rapid progress can be expected with favorable weather. Inscribed on the corner stone wan the following: ffenry A. Morgenthaq, Jr n Sec. of Treasury; James A. Farley, postmaster general; Louis A. Simon, supervising architect; Neal A. Meliek, supervising engineer; and John Wlnthrop Wolrott, -Jr., architect; 1986." Expect 50 Here At Spelling Bee The Kuusuth county spelling bee will be held Monday, April 5, at 1 p. m., in Algona, Supt. of County Schools Wm. Shirley states. About 50 pupils from all sections of the county are expected to compete. If no court is in session, the contest will be held in the court room and it that Is not available, the affair will be shifted to a local school, Mr. Shirley stated. The winner, if he or she so desires, may enter the state spelling contest at Des Moines, in the near future. Henry Bonnstetter Gets Wrong Kiss Henry Bonnstetter of Whittemore doesn't have a chance every day in the year to see a son of his get married. Tuesday morning his son, Joseph was married to Mary Ulrich at Emmetsburg. Henry, in the joy of the occasion, determined to kiss the bride—his new daughter-in-law—but in the xcitement he grabbed and kissed— e bride's mother. Tree Blows Over Lone Rock: During a severe wind and rain storm last week, a large tree blew down at the Ralph Thompson home, north of Lone Rock, taking down the highline and also the telephone line. iVarm Up—Says Weather Prophet Cloudy skies have covered Kossuth for the past few days, with occasional snow and rain flurries. The week's weather: Date High Low Free. March 24 39 19 .64 March 25 23 8 .40 March 26 20 March 27 31 March 28 37 March 29 38 March 30 39 Weather predictions for the week end were possible unsettled but warmer. 19 8 11 10 27 24 29 Traffic Fines Go On As Patrolmen Wage Safety War Traffic violations on state highways resulted In four cases in justice court here, the fore part of the week. W. R. Lynch of Fonda was fined $1 and $2 costs before Justice Delia Welter, on a charge of failing to stop for a stop sign. J. C. West, patrolman, signed the complaint. Ted Hoover was fined $25 and costs of $225 on a charge of overloading a truck, but $20 of the fine was suspended, Tuesday. Patrolman Claude Benedict signed the complaint. E. L. Huber, Algona, was charged with speeding with a truck. He was fined $3 and costs of J2.25. Patrolman Benedict also filed this complaint before Danson. Eric Martin was charged with reckless driving and fined $5 mid $2.75 costs, March 29th, by Justice Danson. Dr. Peters' Phone Served Forty Years Burt Monitor: Perhaps the longest and most useful service of one telephone in Burt was the one removed two weeks ago from the office of the late Dr. W. T. Peters. This phone had been a permanent fixture in his office for 40 years. being the first telephone installed in Burt. Dr. Peters was one of the first stockholders and officers of the Burt telephone company. Studer Of Wesley On Co-Op. Board Wesley: J. P. Studer was recently elected to the vice presidency and to the board of directors of the United Co-Operative Consumers at their second annual meeting- held at Sioux City. The territory covers parts of Iowa. Nebraska. South Dakota and Minnesota. Mr. Studer is secretary and manager of the K. and H. Oil Co., Charter Banquet of J. C. C. Soon A Charter Presentation banquet of the Algona Junior Chamber of Commerce, at which time the junior organization will be presented its state charter, has tentatively been set for within two weeks, in the Hotel Algona, Jim Murtagh, social chairman of the local group has stated. Arrangements are being made to Guy Lansing Blaze Believed Caused By Defective Wires Livermore: Word was received here shortly after one o'clock Sunday that the Guy Lansing home near Bode was In flames and help was needed, and several from here went to the scene. The fire department from here did not respond because of no hookup connection there. By the time the Livermore men had reached the scene, the entire upper story had been destroyed and the first story was under such headway that it was impossible to save the building. Practically all of the household goods was saved and quickly removed to a house located nearby. This place is located outside of Bode on highway 222 and is known as the Gus Lansing home, and it was his son and family who were living in the house at the time of the fire. It is believed that the cause of the fire was defective wiring. The farm is owned by an insurance company, and it is presumed it is covered by insurance. LAKOTA YOUTH ADMITS ROBBERY RECENTLY Vincent Eltman, Lakobi youth of 19, was brought into district court, Monday al'ternoon, in a surprise case, and entered a plea of guilty to a charge of breaking and entering in the night time with Intent to commit a public offense. Judge DeLand sentenced the youth to Anamosa for an indeterminate period, but then paroled him In custody of L. A. Winkel, county attorney, and suspended the sentence. Ellman was charged with robbing; the Jerry Ukena Implement «tore> at Lakota, the night of March 23. Ellman had worked in the store, part time, and had knowledge of where the money was hidden. Th» day after the discovery of the robbery he disappeared from Lakota, and Sheriff Casey Loss found out that he had bought a railroad ticket to Eathervllle, where he had friends. Sheriff Loss found Ellman at Estherville and the young man readily admitted his guilt, saying h* needed the money. invite the state Boone, the vice president president from from Sioux City, and other officers and members from Mason City, Spencer and other places will also be here CORRESPONDENTS .Mrs. Jo Swanson of Livermore has been added as u new .•orrespondent for both of the Algoim papers. Her news coverage Hill extend from IJver- niore up to the Kossuth county line. The stult addition is in the interest of getting added news for the expanded coverage of the local papers in that territory. la addition, new correspoud- ciuits are being sought in tiie Fuirview vicinity of southeast Kos»utli, iu Crvsco twp., in <jiur- tield twp., laid ui Ueriauii Valley community fur both papers. Applicants for Uie position of correspondent lit any ol Uiesu sections ure aiked to write to this newspaper. Lu Verne 'Outlaw* Says Hollywood's Stars Nice People LuVerne: Hurry Hoepner, Dts Moines, who has recently returned from Hollywood, spent the week end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hoepner. He is playing the bass viol and other instruments with Al Clauser and his "Oklahoma Outlaws." This group hus completed a western picture with Gene Autry for the Republic Film Co. This nlm company just makes western pictures and leads all other companies in this class. Harry thought the west was a wonderful place and buys he met many very nice people among the actors. He thinks too many people think of the actors as being like the parts they play in pictures but he found that some who played the parts of Villains were splendid people ill every day life. The "Outlaws" expect to make personal appearances when their picture is released. Jag. Cruikshank Home From Calif. James Cruikshank returned Saturday from San Diego, California, where he had spent the winter. He has two sisifrs-iii-Juw at San Diego where he has yone for the winur months the past nine or ten years. Mr. Cruikshunk said that that this year Sun Diego, as well us the rest of California, had hud the moat disagreeable Weather he hud experienced in the yeui-s he haa been there. Mr. Cruikshunk is making his home with his son. A. H. and family who luive moved to Algona from the Good Hope neighborhood and are now living in the Cruikshank house on State street LIQUOR CASE BRINGS FINE OF (100 Herman Boeckholt, charged with illegal transportation of Intoxicating liquor, was fined $100 and coaU of $25 by Judge DeLand, March 29, Monday. FRED DUTTON CASE NEXT IN COURT The next rose to be heard by Judge DeLand is that of the Travelers Insurance Co. versus Fred Dutton. Dutton was forcibly ejected from his farm, In north Kossutb, and is appealing the matter to tho court. The case is to be up for a hearing this morning (Thursday). Final Dividend of Kossuth Bank Here Harry V. Hull. Examiner in Charge of the closed Kossuth County State liunU, Algona. announces that the checks repiesenting the sixth und tinul dividend paid by this bank have just arrived und are available at his office, located over the Iowa State Bunk. The t'mal dividend is for 4.2 per cent, making a total of 542 per cent that this L/ank has returned to depositors. The old Kossuth State is the last closed state bank in this county to be linally liquidated. For a number of years an office has been maintained here through which the liquidation of local closed banks has been carried on. This office will be permanently closed in the very iu;iir future aud all persons who are entitled to dividends from the Kussulh County State Bank u*e urged by Mr. Hull to cull for them promptly as all undelivered checks will be returned to the banking department Moines \viu-n the olt'ice is in Dea closed. Choir Sings Tonite This evening (April 1) the Morn- ijiy.side College choir will uppeor 111 a concert at the high school auditorium, und the general public is reminded that everyyjue is cordially invited.

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