The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 9, 1930 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 9, 1930
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Twelve Pages, ffcfi ttfPEtt CB3 StolSfiS. 44th t^tf«4«iuM*^teaaau«MUf ALGONA* IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 9,1930 GRAVEL PI TWO COLLISIONS LACTSUNDAY Mike Thilges' Oar and Win, Wetzel's (Car Collide South of Irvington. JAMES BLACK CAR & COEWITH CAB HIT. Broken Collar Bone and Broken Noses Besides Numerous Cuts and Bruises Are Extent of Injuries. A nearly fatal accident took place Sunday south, of Irvington lour miles on the LuVeme road when a car belonging to William Wctzel of Lotts Creek and one belonging to Mike Thil- gcs, of Bode, collided. In the Wetzel car besides Mr. Wotzel were his wife und five children and tney were driving north. The Thilges car driven by James Thilges was going wast. Apparently neither driver saw the other »j.til it was too late. Both cars whifli were new 'Ford sedans rolled over into tns ditch and were badly smashed up. In the Thilges car no one was badly hurt excqjl for cuts 'and bruises but Mrs. Margaret Thilges who is f3 years old was confined to the Algona hospital for a day or so because-of the shock. Those in the Wetzel .car did r.ot get but of it so lucky. They were brought to Algona whera it was found that Mrs. WetzeKhad a broken nose, a daughter twelve years old, a Broken collar bone and the son, fi'teen years old, had his arm broken in two places. In addition to these injuries they all had numerous cuts and bruises. Black and Scfcroeder Comae. 1 'Another serious accident happened Sunday afternoon when a car driven by Paul Black and one driven toy Frank Schrocder, of Corwlth, collided, four miles east?.of" Algona cn'>he,-M«Oregor street'road. 'Black, who-is the.,eon ALGONA'S NEW SCHOOL BUILDING (Architect's Design.) Courtesy Des Molnes Register CELEBRATION WAS A BIG SUCCESS •the east. There'is a grove of'ever- green trees on the corner making it difficult to see a car coming from the side and neither driver saw the other in time to avert the crash. The Schrbe- der car which was a Chevrolet coupe, was jammed over against a telephone pole and neither Sehroeder nor Raymond Williams, who accompanied him were injured. The Black car which was a Model T Ford touring, wan tipped over into the ditch and was almost a total wreck. -In the Black car were Paul, who received a cut vein in his wrist, Florence Black, a broken collar bone and Lucille and Mary •Blacky who received cuts and bruises. The injured were brought to Algona where they were treated. Over Ten Thousand People Took in the Fourth at Fair Grounds. ' ,FEEE ATTRACTIONS WERE BEST EVER. A Donbleheader in Baseball and the Horse Racing; Had Many Enthusiastic Partisans in Afternoon. Work on the new $225,000 Algona ( school house will begin just as soon as workmen finish tearing down Central mildlng. The plans were drawn by Proudfoot, Rawson, Souers & Thomas of Des Moines. J. H. Mayer & Bon of Humboldt have. the general contract for the building. .. ' Orton to Build West of Call State Park. Cltrk Orton; the county clerk, announces that he has purchased twenty acres of land, lying just west of the Call Slate Park and that he Intends to build a seven room bungalow there either this fall or next spring and will move In as soon as it is built. Clark has had some men at work this week mowing off the Weeds and brush and trimming trees, and the place is beginning to look like a city park. This property is one of the few remaining tracts of land upon which is left a native growth of-timber,, and there are many trees jyhlch are three feet or more in- diataeter. It has/a river front of nearly one "inilRfSS -*'•"•'• "•"''' 3 V>nn1ai-a tVlB ' Btntp ?Y,UfiP^5?^ FARM BUREAU AND CLUB NEWS Kosauth ICounty 4-H Club Boys Attended Camp at Camp Foster. HAD SPORTS AND FINE NATURE STUDY. Beef Producers' Association Secretary in County Saturday. Club Meetings to be Held. (By John Thorngren, Club Leader). County , The following Kossuth county boys attended the district Boys' Pour- -H plub camp at Camp Foster on East OBcW, July M-M: Eugene Zeimet, Alvto Erpelding, Arthur Flathe and Richard Thul, Bode; Eldon Shaw and Verli Patterson, Algona; Edward Fun- nSmvrk and Richard Kent. Wesley; jack Evans and Clayton Roalson, Swea that ( nas ^ver Seen ''staged at the Kossuth county fair grounds. The crowd was not quite as large as last year but. it must-be remembered that last year set a record. The attractions this year were the most expenslye and, spectacular than ever. The wire Walking of Prince Nelson was a thriller, and satisfied every one who witnessed it. The airplane act with the three girls was new and exciting. It was the first showing in tile west. Then there was a musical act and a girl revue'Which pleased both the ear and the eye: The Algona Military Band played throughout, the afternoon and evening and gave a very satisfactory program. The shows on the midway were excellent but this year the people dl dnot patronzle them as well as in the past. The afir association put on a double-header ball game in the afternoon thus giving sport fans their money's worth. In the" first game Corwith defeated Titonka in an interesting game by the score of 8 to 4. Hart of Corwith hit a single, two triples and a home run in four times at bat. In the second game Algona won over Bancroft by the score of 5 to 3. During the afternoon there was some fine horse racing. In the running race,.. Brooks of Algona was first, Cage of Fenton, second, and Christensen of Lone Rock, third in the first race. In the second race, Jorgenson, Algona, was first, Simon, Algona, second, and Oes- terrelcher, Titonka, third. In the special pace, Chestnut William was first with 2-1-1, He was owned by Dennis Klrby of Aberdeen, South Dakota. Sleepy Bob, owned by H. W. 'Winders of Emmetsburg, was second with 1-3-2. Miss Tunney owned, by Fred Martin of Algona was third with 4-3-3. Alberta, owned by Jerry Kirby of Emmetsburg was fourth with 3-4-4. , There was a bowery dance that started In the afternoon and lasted until around'nine o'clock when a dollar for the 'evening was charged. The danpe took in over $450. The fireworks s^State _„„ „ ,_. - ., .of B tolle. In dearlntf, '"Off" The, ~brush**and ' undergrowth the workmen found a natural curiosity in the form of two large coffee trees which are very rare. They are similar to the famous "Wedded Trees" of the Yellowstone National Park. They are connected by a branch which is about twenty .feet in length and are so grown together that it is an impossibility to tell where they are joined. Clark intends to put in benches for picnickers and will have it fixed up in great shape by next year. Safe Driving is Now Essential. Now that the safety drive for automobiles Is on throughout, the county, It is fitting that notice should be taken of the groves that grow nearly up to the roads on many of the corners. A motorist driving up to a corner cannot see whether another car Is coming from another direction and frequently fjerious accidents occur because of this,: People owning groves like these should have them trimmed and cleared so as to prevent these accidents. When the road is a main highway the drivers of cars do not take enough precautions either, to watch whether there is another car coming from the side or not. It seems that it is human nature nowadays to let the other fellow do the stopping or get out of the road. Even with stop signs at all main highways there will always be some drivers' who will not stop and in this day and speed it behooves every one to "Stop, Look and Listen." ALGONA DEFEATED CORWITH SUNDAY Five Hundred People Saw Locals Win Fast Game by Score of 5 to 1. BONHAM HIT HOME RUN WITH TWO ON. Marty's Fielding and Watt's Hitting Was the Feature of the Day. Nearly 500 persons witnessed the ball v game between .Oorwlth and Al- gonk Sunday. -Each team won its game 'afr the* celebration, July 4, and therefore made this game of -unusual interest. Algona won by a score of 5 to 1. All the local team's scores were made in the second inning which was featured by a home run into right field by Bonham with two runners on bases This is the first" home u'un of the season for Algona and it entitles Bonham to a new bat . presented by the Lusby Drug Company. The fielding of &. Joe Ball Club Cleans up Humboldt. St. Joe always has a good ball team but it seems this year tHat their team s "hot" and the boys are putting the kibosh on most" ofHie clubs in this vicinity. Last Sunday they played with Humboldt's crack team and after one of the fastest games played in this sec;ion, lately, Humboldt was sent home with only a big goose egg to their credit, while St. Joe scored twice. The St Joe men succeeded in getting two runs in the flrstjnnlng out of three hits anc an error. No more scores were made by either side, although Humboldt hac men on bases several times but the St Joe boys were too fast tc\ allow their to score. Carl Olson of Bode was th< umpire and his rulings Were praised Walter Thilges, of the well known Riv efdale family of that name, is th captain of the St. Joe team;' He report that his team has won , five game consecutively, and he proposes tha they keep on winning. They will pla wltfi Bradgate-next Sunday there. Th St. Joe line-up is exceptionally stron this" year 'as'^folldws: ;,Wi|Kner,r'fin base; Tilford, ' second base'; Weyder short stop; Thilges, third base; V Prlderes, center field; P. Frlderes, rlgr field; Christensen, left field; Thilge substitute; Thoresom, catcher, Over myer, pitcher. Boy Unable to Work After Beatinor Jake Sees Gypsy Do Sleight of Hand. J. A. Freeh, one of Algona's leading politicians, a former clerk of the district court and game warden, had always believed that the eye was quick- r than the hand, that is up to Inst Saturday. It seems that Jake was sit- iing In one of the local business offices on that day discussing whether Congressman Dickinson would moke a good senator or not, when two gypsy ladles came in to tell his fortune. One of them put his hand In his pocket and extracted his pocket book. As Jake was not experienced with gypsies, with the exception of counting them in the town census, he was not onto their tricks but when hesaw his pocket book he was on to It like n dag after a bone and before it seemed that she had time to open it he had it back again. Later, while relating the matter to Sheriff L. E. Hovcy he was told that he had better investigate the contents even if he was sure that the money was In the pocket book. It amounted to something over $14. Jake was positive it was there but finally looked and lo, the money was gone. It didn't take Jake long to geUHovey and Marshall Newville on the trail and they all visited the gypsy camp north of Algona near the rivor. Although the gypsies protested their innocence it did them no good and they were forced to shell out $14, much to Jake's" satisfaction, and they were told to move on. Prom now on Jake says ho will not trust his own eyes especially where money and gypsies are involved. Walter Lau, Sixteen Year Old Youth Stricken Monday Evening. PIT LOCATED ON H. SEILEE FARM. Robinsons Celebrate Fiftieth Wedding. Mr. and Mrs. O. O. (Bud) Robinson celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary Friday, July 4th with a fam* ily reunion and pionlc at the Call State State Park. Amdng others in attendance was Mrs. Caroline E. Blocker, of Ooodhope, Illinois. -,, Incidentally Mrs. Blocker was. present' at the Robinson wedding at Kushvllle, Illinois, fifty Friends Did not Miss Him as He Apparently Made Little Struggle. Funeral on Thursday. Walter Mnrtin Lau of LuVerne was drowned Monday evening ill a gravel pit on the Henry Seller farm about a mile south of St. Benedict between Sexton and LuVerne. Young Lau, who was sixteen, had gone swimming with a bunch of young folks about eight o'clock. The girls were swimming in, one end of the pit, and the boys in the other. Two of the boys werci sitting on the bank trying to cool off a little before they plunged into tho water which was rather cold. Lau, who was a big, husky, young chap, had been swimming around more or less, but in the crowd "and gathering dusk his presence was not missed. Finally the girls at the other end, of the pit called to the boys that they thought someone was drowning. The boys did not discover anyone struggling,, and let the matter pass, only to have the girls call again in a short time, insisting' that some ono was drowning. A check-up of the party revealed that young Lau was missing. ' ' The boys who were sitting, on tne bank, jumped in. and after dlving-Aboufc for a short time located the body. ..After considerable of a struggle .they were able to lift the body to the/'Jiankr of the pit. Some of the party " the M. H. Heiter home called to Algona and sistance. It was to the those who, were the gle auto accident In w, was killed, , were, ago. All efforjg ; ' years ago. Among other things Mr. and Mrs. Robinson were presented with A, gold trimmed hand tooJecTblU ',jfoW <«d' hand bag, respaotive.lyt ,/ Letters from those unable to attend Were,, read -by, the eldest grandchild- present;. Gene- Vleve Altwegg. DurJ' " they received 'the cc-: County Garage .*. 'Contract to be Let. The" letting of the contract for a county garage and storage building will take place July 15 at the court house. The building will be built just sr.uth of the one owned by the State UUllvC LWV»v ill \* ¥ v* "tf-(*t*w« ^ »»»* •«• — •• ——•— — —• --*• -?- -- were" on a large scale and 5, fine crowd Highway commis son. Thta to OQ road Swimlng, boating, baseball, raws, and other gaines were on the program. Harry Horse gave Linn, secretary of the Iowa & Mlfle Breeders association, hl boys instruction on horses cattle hreed study and care and man- aSn evening the conducted -by *• T 'con- fisted of various entertainment feat- secretary of the K>wa •** each boy. parl " turned out to see them. The midway was so crowded that walking was an effort. The grandstand was jammed with over 1600 admissions,, The celebrations put on by the Kossuth county fair association are known throughout northern Iowa as one where the people get their money's worth and this year's celebration did not in any detract from that belief. Spent the Fourth at Fish Lake. D. H. Goeders sppnt the Fourth fishing at Fish Lake »«ai Elyslan, Minnesota, With Earner Peterson former Algona" man, who is editor of the Bettei Homes-and Gardens magazine at Des Moines. • Mr. and Mrs. Couriers left here Thursday evening, Mrs. aoe- tiers going as far #5 Mankato where she sifent the Fourth. Mr. Peterson had t> "camp near Pish Lake. The.fishermen caught fourteen large black bass and ten northern pike. Frank feller who was at Mftnkato, flsaed with, thnm in thp morning, Mr. Peterson's parents lived at one time & the LJoyd Wellendorf home in-Algona. Mr. and Mrs. aoeders'returned home Saturday. Mr. Peterson wfht home Sunday. JHe and hie wife-and'one son will Jeavp from pes Mplnw fopn for a trip,to color* " ' ' •• No. 10, northeast of the fair grounds Two Were Arrested for Drunkenness. Frank Speicher was given five days In jail last Thursday for drunkeness and Carl Dahl was fined $10.00 and costs Saturday for the same offense. Both were brought before Justice A. Hutchison. Sexton Man is • Bitten by Dog. William Martinek, who lives north of Sexton, was bitten in the leg one day last weeH by a pet dog. Martinek was playing uvthe yard with the children and evidently the dog became too en* thusiastic and bit him. Ho Mflts Owr Rollers. Ajs we HP to press this afternoon governjnent thermometer register dee ree| warm. The rollers on the press m pelted even, with an electric fan WB , them. The force is runnJI ftround with collars open wish _.„ ,,, ,_-, But cheer up, it can't last' faievir, wwi scon we wUl -be cuss* ' - thj c$d and wishing for some of h,ot weather, Marty in center field and Watts at second base was the feature of the day. Watts fielded perfectly by mak- .ng great plays on hard hit grounders. The Algona club wants to .thank the people of this community for the sup- jort that is being given it. The man- igers of the team are now booking games with the stronger teams in northern Iowa; expecting to give the fans a chance to see the best in baseball that Is In their means. A charge of assault and battery was filed by E. H. Wertjes Tuesday against on Flick Davies of Ramsey, township. It was' stated that William Holm, a boy 16 or 17- years of age, was riding along the road on horseback in Ramsey township when he noticed that a shack near a sandpit had a blanket drawn across the window. Being curious he investigated and found some women undressing preparatory to going in bathing. They called him a few choice names and he retaliated according to the information filed. One of the women called her husband who happened to be Davis. He proceeded to give young Holm such a beating that according to the doctors he will not be able to work for a month or more, E. to press. Has Ear Chewed by Young Girl. A Humboldt man by the name of HibbardJ was in Algona last week get-, ting his ear stitched back on his head, i H, Wertjes was his employer. The It seems that he and his wife had an I hearing had not been held as we go argument and she went home to mother. He came up to the parents' home near LuVerne and squared up the quarrel with the wife, Her people drove nto the yard and would not lot her re;urn. This precipitated a quarrel. While the battle of words was going on a ten year old sister of the wife crawled up on Hlbbard and nearly chewed off one ear, It required four or five stitches to put it back in place. Hibbord swore out a writ of habeas corpus to make the parents let the wife go to her home in Humboldt. E. W.Lusby, a Friend of the Kids. Reelings Held a Picnic in Minnesota. P. C. Reding of Monterey, Minnesota, who is cashier of the Monterey State Bank, gave a picnic dinner on Sunday, June 29th at the M, M. Miller home in Monterey. The following guests from the vicinity of Algona were ception-'Of ._._ ,, ,_„,„, Pickard of Littleton, Illinois. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson have four children, Mrs. 1 T. R. Pickard, Mrs. Wm. Altwegg and L. W. .Robinson of Algona and Mrs . B. C. Pickard of Illinois. nine grandchildren. They have Seneca School Board Lets Bus Routes. Seneca, July 8. Special: The Seneca school board held their annual meeting last Monday afternoon at the Seneca school house to let the bus routes to the lowest bidders. They were let as follows: No. 1, Robert Dolan; No. 2, to be re-let; No. 3, Glen Cage; No. 4, to be re-let; No. 5, Nels Chrltsensen; No. 6, Harold Goetsch; No. 7, Fred Jensen; No. 8, Joe Crowley; No. 9, Henry Schul" er; No. 10, Henry Rassmussen; No. 11, Joe Madden. The school money was also replaced in the Fenton State Bank and A. T. Paulson rehlred as secretary. present: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Capesius and children, Mildred, Irene and Eve- I lyn; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Walker, Mr. I and Mrs. Andrew Reding, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Devine, Mr. and Mrs, L. C. Reding; Mr. and Mrs. John Reding, Mr, and Mrs. George Borman and T? w T iiRhv (q a fripnd of the kids daughter, Mary, Mr and Mrs. Peter E. W. Lusby is a friend of the kids. Bormannj and Mr and Mrs p Red . ing. Every now and then he springs a new stunt for their special benefit. Each year he puts in a big supply of the safest fire works that he can buy, and this year, as a special treat to the boys and girls, he gave away a bunch of fire crackers of assorted sizes packed in a box about four feet long. Thursday afternoon the youngsters from all over town packed around his drug store to receive one of the tickets which he gave out. The lucky number for the big bunch of fireworks was held by Gertrude Zender, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Frank Zender, Thomas Edwards held the lucky number for the balloon which was given away at the some tune. Mrs, Her tig and Daughter Home. Mrs. A. J. Hertlg and daughter, Janet, came home Thursday from a three week's visit at Maquoketa, with her son Victor, who is assistant manager of the Graham store in that city. They also visted Mrs, HertJg's home in Arlington which she h,a4 not visited in thirty years. • They Visited at Toronto and pavejipprfr and pn their way home they stopped pfl In Waterloo and visited with relatives, YJeto? brought them llpme and stayed ever the Fourth. He returned |xpme Sjndjy morning. Norton and Daughter to go to Alaska. B. E. Norton and daughter, Bernice, will leave next Sunday by train for Seattle, Washington, where they will stay until the last of August visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Loss. Mrs. Loss will be remembered as Clenra Norton, a daughter of Bert. In August they will go to Ketchikan, Alaska, and visit Mr, and Mrs. Parnell. Mrs. Parnell is another daughter. Mr. Parnell is a contractor for government boats and fish canneries in KetcMikan. Mrs. Norton has been visiting in Seattle and Ketchikan since the last of May. She will come home with Mr. Norton in a few weeks but Bernice will stay in Ketchikan and teach throughout the coming year. Thousands Visit Park in June, Park Custodian Paul Wille announces that there were approximately 18,000 people visited the Ambrose Call State Park during the month of June. They came from all over and all were enthusiastic over the beauty of the park. Mrs. Frank Koepke Visits Algona Friends. Mrs. Frank Koepke of Des Moines has been in Algona the past few days visiting with relatives and friends, She spent most of the winter with her daughter, June, who was teaching at Mediapolis, Iowa. June was married March 29, at Kolena, Illinois to Paul Hutchcroft of Mediapolis, and they have been keeping house on a farm near there since June completed her school work. She was physical education director for the Mediapolis school. Jo.y Koepke is a graduate nurse from Iowa Oity and is practicing in Des Moines. Fined Ten Dollars for Reckless Driving. W. F. Tuttle, 78. of Sioux City, was haled before Justice W. C. Danson on July 2 on the charge of reckless driving. It seems that he was driving a big Peerless car on the paving going east and was going between fifty and sixty miles an hour and cutting in on cars that he passed, causing them to head for the ditch, dollars and costs. He was fined ten Improving the Call Theatre Here. N. C. Rice, proprietor of the Call Theatre Is making some marked improvements with a new canopy over the entrance and a large handsome and modern electric sign- Mr. Rice is giving his patrons the very best talking pictures and is enjoin'g a deserved patronage. The theatre is cool and. comfortable in hot weather and many cf the patrons como from a distance, knowing they'will see a good show. C. F. Nolte Was Struck , by an Automobile, C. F. Nolte was struck by the Frank Mathes automobile Sunday at the ball park and Is confined to his home with a badly bruised leg and unable to attend to his duties at the Runchey grocery store. of the Mr. ai.„ .... . where-his father operate^ a ..,„ line. B&ide-ilUs.. parents he is survived?, by some brothers and sisters, - • ' Funeral '.services will be held Thurs- day 4fternoon at. ono thirty at the home and at tWo o'clock at the'German . Jjutheran church in Lu Verne, ^j-m-'t THE DETOUR ofrN 1 NUMBER SIXTEEN Road Practically Closed Between Rock Island Crossing and Lakota. SIDE TRACK FOR MATERIAL AT GERLED. Detour East from Bancroft Then North to Lakota. Is a Fine Road. The paving crew on Number Nine between Lakota and Swea City is getting along nicely. Paving is completed from the Rock Island crossing east oif Swea City to about one-half mile west of Swea City. A side track is being put in at Gerled for material, The road between Swea Oity and Lakota is practically closed tc traffic but the detours are good. The detour to Swea City leaves the paving at the Winkel corner at the north edge of Bancroft .and goes west on the Seneca road, therfc north to Swea City. The road is being changed some near Lakota and with new bridges and culverts beingr built, the road is closed to traffic, The detour to Lakota and points .jiorttx leaves the paving at the south edge of Bancroft, goes east across Unio:i Slough to the Collar corner, then north to Lakota, where it strikes Number Nine at the east edge of Lnkota. This detour is in excellent condition, ail gravel and well maintained. The detour on Sixteen misses Ledyard ancj goes north from Lakota. The new paving on Number Nine will cross the Rock Island about a half mile east of, the old crossing and runs from there to Swea City south of the Rock Island tracks where a new grade is being built. It is reported that Sixteen will be paved north from Lakota to Elmore when the highway commission gets to this job. This is expected to connect with Number Five in Minnesota which is also scheduled for paving and Numer Sixteen and Five Will be a federal highway known as 169. Fined $20 For James. Powers was costs by Justice A. 6 for druukeness,.

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