The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 7, 1930 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 7, 1930
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Ten Pages UPPER DBS M01NT2S, 44th f flAtt , IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1930 THE SPECIAL SCHOOL ON MAY 13 VOL. 27—Ho. 46 Dickinson and Haugen for Farm Board Question of Disposing o; Central to be Decided \ by the Voters, BRYANT LOCATION VERY UNFAVORABLE Suitable Foundation a Problem.' Many Think it a Crime to Destroy the Old Central Building-. A spe'cial school election will be held in Algona, Tuesday, May 13, "foi the purpose of deciding what to do with the Central school building as that is the site decided upon by the school board for the new building. The voters will be called upon to decide the following question: "Shall the school board of the Independent School District of Algona sell, remove or otherwise dispose of the school building known as Central or - use the material in said building in the construction of the new building so far as possible. Proceeds of the old building to be applied on the cost of the new building." A. E. Michel, a member of the school board, told the Rotary club of some of the obstacles met in deciding the location of the new school building at the- meeting of the club Monday. The lots east of Bryant, the present high school, were at first considered the choice of a location for the new build- Ings. Soundings; were made and at the northeast corner they bored to a depth of forty-one feet and found only plastic clay and fine sand. This was true at the northwest corner at a depth of thirty-six and one-half feet and the erection of a building upon a suitable foundation at this place would City Buys Land For Oil Tanks. The iclty purchased five and one- half acres of land on North Hall street from Henry Mason yesterdlay. The price was reported at $2100. The Milwaukee railroad contemplates building a spur at this point and if this is done the city will put in a pipe line and pipe the oil from the tank cars to the power plant. The city will also put in tanks of their own if the spur becomes a certainty. This would mean a saving of approximately $600 a year. The street commissioner's sheds will be moved to this land in order to give the power plant more room and so a reservoir may be built in ba6k of the plant. The coal sheds Will also be moved from the Northwestern tracks which will be a saving of $24 a year in rentals. mean 000. an excess cost of about $45,- 1 Athletic Park was considered and the . first obstacle was the purchase price. Another, difficulty here would be .the ,drainage as. the sewer Tronld be about five feet belqw the surface. The board *» building location and now'the problem arises whether to dispose of the old building or erect the new building on the street and the block north of the old building. Should the old building be retained It would cost from $8,000 to $12,000 to repair it, not Including a heating plant. The total cost of repairing the old bunding Is estimated at from twenty to thirty thousand dollars. . Discussions Opened. , The question was opened for discussion at the meeting of the Rotary club. Mr. Sullivan said he thought the board should act sensibly and erect a smaller building to the north of the Central building that would take care of present conditions and accommodate the rooms now In session outside of the school buildings. This, he held, would accommodate the grades, practically every room being overcrowded. At the present high school the enrollment was given as being about 310, with a capacity of 340. Mr. Michel explained that at present the typewriting and commercial classes are held at the Third Ward school and that the manual training and domestic science rooms are crowded. In a new building there would be ample room and the new high school would accommodate about 670 pupils. The new building Republican Delegates 'to County" Convention. There are apparently going to be iome lively times in the June primary his year and a number of the con- ests will likely have to be settled in he republclan county convention, so it. will be well for .some of the county can- lidates to carefully note the number of lelegates in each precinct; and see to ; that their friends are on the delega- ion. Ray McWhorter, chairman of tire epublican county central committee, has certified to the following list of .delegates based on the vote in the general election of 1928, one delegate for each fifty votes cast or major frac- tion'thereof, and one at large: Precinct Algona, First Ward . Algona, Second Ward . Algona, Third Ward ., .Algona, Fourth Ward .Buffalo township KOSSUTH PIONEER LADY IS DEAD Mrs. Q-eo. Harrison, Formerly Mrs. Julius Ranney, Who Died in 1873 Storm. WAS SISTER OP MRS. JOHN URSH. Funeral Was Held at Maynard, Iowa. Attended by Mr. and Mrs. John Urch. No. Delegates 6 8 5 6 5 Burt township Cresco township ..... .............. 3 Eagle township East Lone Rock ...,.., 2 Fenton township ...,' ,;4 Garfield township German township J Grant township. ....... t 3 Harrison f iteqron-iww Srvington township ..., T^S^^. ... 3 Lakota township Le'dyard township 4 Lincoln Township 2 Lone Rock township .„..."........ 2 Lotts Creek township 2 LuVerne , 5 Plum Creek township 3 Portland township 3 Prairie township 2 Ramsey township 2 Riverdale township 2 Seneca township 3 Sexton 2 Sherman township 2 Springfield township 3 Swea township — >. 3 Union township 3 Wesley, township 5 Whlttem'ore township 5 Total 133 The convention will be held in the court house in Algona at eleven a. m. June 28, Mr. and Mrs. John Urch returned home Monday from Maynard, Iowa, where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Urch's sister,'Mrs. George Harrison. Mrs. Harrlsoii was one of the early pioneers of Kossuth county and before her marriage to Mr. Harrison was Mrs. Julius Raney. > They arrived in Kossuth county in 1871 and settled in Darien township, now Fenton,- where they lived on a homestead. Mr. Raney lost his life in the blizzard of January 7, 1873 . Death in the Blizzard. B. F. Reed's history of Kossuth county gives the following account of Mr. Raney's death: "The sixth to lose his life from freezing was Julius Ranney, brother of F. L.JJanney of Algona, (now of Orange, California.) His home was in Darien township, now Fenton township. He, like numerous others that day, had come down to the Algona timber and after loading his.sled with wood, started home across the bleak prairie. A treacherous storm soon made its appearance after he had left the river settlements. By the time he had" reached the Peck<rpremisessthe' storm ywas on in alfc ItsVfury, Mr. CLASS PLAY PLEASES TWO FULL HOUSES Senior Students Give Pleas ing Presentation of "Are You a Mason." ALL DID WELL IN THEIR PARTS. Clever Specialty Numbers Between Acts. Accident Almost Caused Tragedy to One of Actors. fiin, .w e » men L> Jt D te Wl >«>n, candidate for United States Senator, and Gilbert N. Haugen, co-author of the McNary-HauKen bill were two^&ff 'con- resmen gressmen who rallied of the Capitol In Wa HL defense of _ i States Chami te^McWnloiFj would be 151 by 215 feet and "have twenr ty-elght rooms. It would accommodate a high school, a junior high school and have room for a Junior college. The • 'auditorium w/mld seat about 000, which several thought was larger than necessary. . Mr. Michel showed drawings of the new building, some including the Central buildings and others entirely new. Dr. Kenefick stated that we are building for the future, our children's children, and while he believed In economy, told the story of the Irishman who was a member of the board of supervisors as a new court house was to be erected, He made a motion to use the material in the old court house in the erection of a new one but that the old building be used until the new court house was completed. Sixty Women Attend Permanent Demon. AboUt sixty women attended the permanent waving demonstration which was given at the Marigold Beauty Shoppe I by Mrs. Edythe L. Dailey and her assistants Tuesday evening. Three different kinds of waves were demonstrated on three models, Mrs. Dailey gives the Eugene, Realistic, and Naivette waves. There was also a demonstration of the Vapon shampoo, a liquid shampoo which cleanses the scalp and hair without removing the wave, either marcel or finger waves. Each lady who attended the demonstration is to •receive a jar of cold cream. Mrs. E. Wadlelgh of LuVerne held the Jucky number for the free permanent wave Whipb. Wftg offered, Popular Newspapermen Visit-Algona Friends. Editors Joe Jenks and Roy Hutton were down from Bancroft Monday anc Roy was receiving the congratulations of his many Algona friends on looking so well after his recent trip to Rochester, where he was under the observation of the Mayo clinic for kidney stone. A large size stone was removed from his kidney at Rochester about a year'ago. Now it seems that another stone has formed, but it is hoped that it will pass away without another operation. Roy and Joe are popular with the newspaper boys and all are hoping for Roy's soon being able to return to the golf course. the anxiety-hte family would.* have!, he remained away during the stornjp he decided to go on to his home which was only three miles away. That was the last time he was ever seen alive. When the storm had somewhat abated and he had failed to reach home, a search was started. His team was found in a vacant'building not far from his own home. One of the horses he had carefully blanketed and the other blanket was missing. The storm occurred on Tuesday and it was Thursday afternoon before the body was found. It lay face downward with the blanket folded under his arm. It was ess than, a mile from the team and within sixty rods of the McDonald home .which Mr. Ranney had evidently attempted to reach in the blinding storm. Why he_jnet his death while the blanket was unfolded has always been a mystery. He probably sank from exhaustion and was unable to rise again. He was buried on his farm on the southwest quarter of section twenty-three." Mother's I)ay : .Jo be Specially Observed, Next Sunday, May 11. Fenton Defeats Ledyard in Base Ball. Fenton, May 6. Special: The Fenton high'school base ball team is to enter th edistrlct tournament May 8-910 as the result of defaeting Ledyard 14 to 1 in the county finals at Bancroft May 3. Sixteen men were struck out during the game. Fenton got sixteen hits and held Ledyard to three. Led- K. of C.'s to Hold Initiation Sunday. The Algona chapter of the Knights Of Columbus will initiate a class on Sunday, May 11. There has been quite a large number of initiates signed up and the members are enthusiastic over the possibilities of a new class. The twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding Of the local council will be celebrated in connection with this class. A number of charter members are still in Algona and will be present at the initiation and banquet. A number of ;ood speakers have been obtained for he banquet which will be held at the academy Sunday evening. The dinner will be served 'by the ladies of the atholic Guild. There- will also be a smoker at the club rooms Saturday night for the candidates and members. Sunday morn- ng the members and candidates will meet at the club rooms and march in a body to St. Cecelia's church to as- 1st at high mass. After enrollment and lunch there will be the conferring the degrees. DELEGATES ATTEND W. H. M. AT BBITT. Epworth League Young Folks to Enter Bible Story Contest. W. F. M. Meeting Well Attended. Mothers' Day will be given special recognition in both Sunday School and church services at the Algona M. E, church next Sunday, This church ex-. tends a cordial invitation to all mothers to be present. Delegations representing the local congregation* will attend the'woman's Home Missionary society convention at Britt this week and the Iowa State Sunday School convention at Des Moines. The Britt convention will be held on Thursday and Friday and the Sunday School convention will last three days beginning Wednesday morning. This latter convention is held under the.auspices of the Interational Sunday School association and is interdenominational. A number of young people of the The senior class play, "Are You a Mason," wns presented to a full house both Thursday nnd Friday evenings. The play was a farce comedy in throe acts, and was under the direction of Mrs. D. H. Goedcrs. As the plot developed many comical situations nroso which brought forth a hearty response from the audience. Jack Hilton, play- Ing the part of a young husband, Frank Perry, neglected to Join the Masonic lodge while his wife was away visiting. On the advice of his stock-broker friend, George Fisher, played by Carl Pearson, he decides to tell his wife that he has joined and in the meantime have his name proposed. She is delighted to have him become a member as her father, Amos Bloodgood, played by William Cliff, has supposedly been a Mason for twenty years, much to his wife's gratification. The situation becomes interesting when a young man who Is a Mason becomes the suitor of ..... „ _____ the sceond daughter in the Bloodgood ' 10 1876 family. ' ' Players Carry Parts Well. None of the actors had had much experience on the stage, but to see the finished product, one would scarcely have believed it. Bill Glut made an ideal father, and carried his part with skill. Jack Hilton, as the young husband, who was to become a Mason, was also well cast and played his part with ease. The furnishings for., ., this year 6f«t """""" Six Year Old Has Hip Crushed by Car. Patients at the Kossuth hospital this week include Charles Jones, six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Jones, who live on South Thorlngtdn street, who was hit by a car Thursday even- Ing and sustained a fractured hip. Mr. Button, who was driving the car was not blamed for the accident, which according to the witnesses, waa unavoidable. The Httle fellow was in the street and did not see the oncoming car. The accident happened near the home of Mrs. Mary Corle. The little fellow was taken at once to the hospital and is recovering nicely. Mrs. Albert Granzow underwent a minor operation Thursday. Mrs. Carl Larson of Buffalo Center entered the hospital Thursday for medical treatment. Mrs. Gertrude Morris of Lennox, Iowa, is also a nt-dlcal patient. Dismissed patients are Mrs. Frank Schallln, who was able to return to her iome Saturday, Mrs. Henry Reimers and baby of Mallard, who went home Tuesday, Cecil McGinnls, who returned iome Wednesday and Margren Hen- ilngs, of Burt was n medical patient. Albert Brandt Died at Fenton. Fenton, May 0. Special: Albert Brandt died April 27, at the home of ils sister, Mrs. Adolph H. Brass. He was born In Pommern, Germany, April 10, 1876. His health began,,*,to -fail In August, 1929, from 4 whlcrr time he gained no relief. His rffettie*,. mother, one sister and one^brotjler. precedex! him Jn death. He leaves five "Bisters,. Mrs. Adolph ja.'Brass-'bi Fentofi'rM J. Meyers ot Lakcto;, Mre.', Hassler ' Ithj Northwood koto, and, Falls, Soil At thel firmed: Johjisontfif lent**- (friends; >prli W'n mo tea i 'It $;Jl^ Wn i3 W #W VW 7 & with his? farm tyqrkl&rB'has paldj attention' to \tfee .cSntfajgn, but get around the'coiipty'some,before the. primary. He has served one term In the legislature and his record has been carefully watched and approved by the farm bureau members of Kossuth county, of which Mr. Jensen is a member. He is asking for the usual endorsement of a second term, and expects to make a statement to the voters of the county in the newspapers before the primary. yard played a loose fielding game. Elg- : oi. JU YX/. n .~.. n ... A/I 1 ler of Fenton was the heavy hitter of V«JD Women Make day, garnering two triples, a double and a single. Fenton scored every inning except the ninth' and played heads up ball all the time. The team is coached by Mr. Micklich, who is a graduate of Dubuque University. After the game the team enjoyed airplane rides with Homer Huskamp, a local pilot. • New Gateway for The Local Airport. The American Legion post has put ..In ft new double arch gateway at the L entrance pf the local airport, and has <£, gfcftded up ft culvert to get in the «. grounds,, The field itself is to very Board Appraises Value of Johnson Corner. The board of appraisement of the state highway commission was. in Algona Tuesday to estimate the amount due Victor Johnson for the damages to his property at, the corner east of town where the new road connecting Highway No, 18 is to run. The small house standing on the corner is to be torn down and a part of the grove removed, The board's estimate was »1160. Mr. Johnson has thirty days in which to Lamps at Meeting. Seven leaders of the school districts of Riyerdale township met at the home of Mrs. James Redding last week on Tuesday for their third lesson in home decorations. Mrs. Lottie Wessel, home demonstration agent, gave the lesson on the making of different lamp shades. Seven shades were made. The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Jack Devine, May 13. Every lady is requested to be present. Edna Celander to Washington, D. C Miss Edna Celander, who has been the eff Icent deputy auditor In the county court house for the past five years, has been notified that she has passed the civil service examinations for a positon in the Bureau of the Census in Washington, p.. 0. Bne is to report and te< being used by a make at» appeal in case the appraise, that Wyjy Mw>33, Her"many 'jMtt WOW PJnaee m far Ms season, meat is unsatisfactory. * ta AtemW N ewry to see Epworth League are planning to enter the Bible story contest which following local and district contests culnUn- ates in a conference contest held in connection with the Epworth League institute at Lake Okoboji In July. Silver medals are given the winners in district contests and in addition to a gold medal, the winner of the conference contest receives a tuition scholarship at Morningside College valued at eighty-five dollars. W. M. F. S. Meeting:. The convention of .the Woman's Foreign Missionary society of the Algona district held last Wednesday at the Methodist church was attended by 104 delegates from the various societies of the district. The address of Miss Alice Maul, a missionary from the Philippine Islands was exceedingly enlightening and was greatly appreciated by the delegates. In the evening a banquet was held for the Standard Bearer Girls and large delegations were present from Emmetsburg, Estherville, Algona, Garner, Clarion and other parts of tho district. At the afternoon service, Master Floyd Sawyer, Jr., was made a life member of the Mothers' Jewels. Former Lakota Man Died on Saturday. Lakota, May 6. Special: Martin A. Furst, who with his family moved to near Forest City In February, passed away at his home there Saturday morning. The funeral services 'Were held here Sunday at one p. m. at the Presbyterian church of which he was a member. Rev, O. H. Frerking had charge of the services. Burial was made at Buffalo Center beside his little daughter, who passed away in infancy. He leaves to. mourn, his wife two daughters, Emma and Vera, and one son, Martin, Jr., besides his aged father, three brothers and five sisters. The pall bearers were F. F. Lev/Is,. A. Mlchaelson, John Steenhard, Jr., H ,J. Berschman, J. R. Heetland and J. E. Tclkamp. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family. , _,. „ „,. ,., late Thursday afternoon,. when Custodian's' House to be Built in June. The contract for the wiring of the shelter house at the Call State Park was let last week to Bert Grlnnell, There are to be ten lights in the house, six on the porch and one in the pump nouse. A new five room modern house for Custodian Paul Wille will be started some time next month, and after it is finished there will be further wiring done, including the house and the stone pillars which are at each side of the entrance /to the park. The new house will be located a short distance from the road about three-fourths of the way up the hill at the entrance to the park, on the left hand side. Legion Committees For Memorial Day, The committees from the American Legion for the Memorial Pay exercises are as follows: Call Theatre, A. E. Kresensky, H. J. Laoy and Milton Norton. Graves, a. 10. Brundage, A. L. Cunningham and Harold Lampright. Parade, Joe Harig, Harry Godden, H. L. GUrnore and Roy MpMahon. Ogren to Toss Out First Ball Sunday, Next Sunday Algona will cross bats with the fast Bancroft team on the local diamond south of town. The Algona Military Band will be on hand to furnish music and Mayor Ogren will toss out the first pitch. Everybody should be on hand to support the local team. Tickets are on sale at the Hub Billiard Parlor and the Smoke Shop. it, he was thought ; for,a few mnlutes to be dead. However, he soon* regained consciousness, and outside of being rather severely bruised about the legs he was not injured,.,, To see him on the stage in the evening no one would have guessed that he had had such a narrow escape. His car was totally ruined. Carl Pearson playing a dual part as the young broker, and a cloak model did some clever acting which greatly amused the audience. Mary Janice Rice, as Frank Perry's wife, was • the gracious and charming hostess who tactfully handled several complicated scenes with an ease which was very pleasing and appealing. Ruth Barton playing the part of her mother, Mrs. Amos Bloodgood, acted well, and revealed a charming stage voice. Everyone in the cast which included Harold Martinek, Mary Adams, Clifford Worster, Josephine Murtagh, Madonna Quinn, Agnes Brown, Mary Clapsaddle and Gordon Stephenson did exceptlonaly well. Specialty Numbers Please. Between acts there were clever specialty numbers which Were supervised by Gertrude Kenefick assisted by Dorothy Sellstrom. Esther Fulton and Jeannette Goeders were in charge of ;he music for the specialties and were assisted by Francis Duhigg. Miss Goodwin assisted by her domestic science girls designed and made some of the costumes. A skeleton dance was especially well done. Lewis Ferguson, Jack Burtlss, Burnell Meyers, and A. Burmelster were in charge of the stage settings and management. pic •j^i ent< ing spor every fa &fir*ra& as for Jeers, games,. Harry Lose » fP?* 1 " r > c * < ' * * i One Eye, «v*jL * t*~ && * «*v 4*"V ** * Harry Baker'' fully injured Tul five o'clock when machine he was using exploded ' threw paint in his eyes. The adddent happened in the new Elbert Garage where Baker was fixing up the interior. He was taken to Mason City and the doctors found that his left eye was not injured but at this writing they were not sure whether the sight was lost In his right or not, Veterans Recall Memories of Old Days. D. A. Haggard paid a short visit t Mr. Feebler in Livermore last Sunday and the two spent a pleasant half hou recalling the pioneer days of Iowa. Mi Feebler, who lives with his daughtei the wife of Rev. Wiggins, Presbyterian pastor, is 92 years old, and Is the old est native born lowan, living in Iowa during his entire life time. Mr. Haggard will be 91 years old May 27, and next to Mr. Feebler in length of residence in the state. Both men are en- Joying remarkably good health consid- jrlng their age, and their memories of the frontier days of Iowa are still fresh n their minds. EsrI Tennant Suffers Stroke at Hartley. 'Earl W. Tennant of Hartley, brother of Mrs. C. T. Chubb of Algona, suffered a stroke of paralysis Monday and is quite seriously ill. He has not been in the best of health for several years, but had been in his usual health previous to the stroke, Mr. and Mrs. Joel Herbst and Mra. Chubb drove to Hartley Monday cvcnins to visit him. Mr. Tennant and his wife had visited in Algona Thursday. Academy to Have * Tennis Courts. Tennis ^courts are in the process of construction in back of St. Cecelia's academy. The ground is being broken up and the courts will be finished within a short time. Portland Farm Bureau Hear Clerk Orton. County Clerk Clark fore the Portland far Son spoke be- pureau meeting last Monday eveiiinapn "Flood Control" on the invitatfen of the Portland folks. Mr. Orton gave a very interesting description of his experiences in the Mississippi river flood district a few years ago. The meeting was attended by about twenty-five Portland folks at the Tom Trenary home on the Archie Hutchison place, three miles east of Burt. Court to be in Session Thursday. Court was in session last Friday with Judge F. C. Davidson of Emmetsburg on the bench. Most of the day was spent on the case in which an action was brought by the heirs to remove Guy M. Butts of Wasley as administrator of the Amandus A. Studer estate for mismanagement of the estate. The taking of evidence was completed Friday and the case will be argued Thursday of this week when court will again be in session. Roland Paines Have New Baby Boy. County Recorder Mrs. Laura Paino received word last week of the arrival of ft fine baby boy at the home of her son, Roland in Detroit. This is the second child for the Paines. Their other son, Roland, Jr., is six years old. The new baby has been named George William after his two grandfathers. Algona Markets. Corn Oats logs EggS lens , Roosters ,...,,.. ..07-IQi ,.$.67 . .32 . 9.35 ,ie-,ao 14-.18

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