The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 24, 1930 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 24, 1930
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Mill ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24,1930 VOL. . 15 AND HARDY AIR RACES DREW A LARGE CROWD L. J, Dickinson Opened Meet With Speech of Welcome, Introduced by Lt. Magli, NO ACCIDENTS MAR SUNDAY'S FIELD DAY, Crowd of About 6,000 Attended Meet With Thousands More on the Outside Looking In for Nothing. ,- The air races and stunts whidh were 'held at the American Legion airport - west of Algona Sunday drew, a crowd •""which was estimated at about 5,000 peo- ,^,ple. Many cars were parked along the - H»slde roads getting a free glimpse of the planes which would "have brought this up about two or three.thousand more. A double line of cars of non-paying spectators were parked from the hill on old No. 18 to the Hobarton" corner. Tha of the American sponsored the Legion "Dick" Spoke Ertimetsburg Editor Visits Air Show. . Editor W. 1. Bran&eah of the Emmetsburg Democrat, came over with Mrs. Branagan for the ah* show last Sunday. Mr. Branagan, who is one of the best known and most widely read editors of northern Iowa, is an enthusiastic airplane booster as well aa his son, Will Branagan, who is associated with him hi the publication of the Democrat. When the state air tour Visited Emmetisburg last June the Branagans published an "air edition" that was a revelation to newspaper men who understand what it costs in money and labor.' The Democrat has recently Installed a big new No. 14 linotype similar to the machine in the office of the Upper Des Molnes-Republican. There are few machines in northern Iowa to compare with the No. 14. They set up the heads as well as the body matter in the newspaper, and only the larger display lines in' the advertising- are left to be set by hand. LuVerne Girl Was Married Thursday. LuVerne, September 23. Special: A pretty home wedding was solemnized Thursday afternoon when Miss Geneva Wolfe and Clarence Jurgensen were I married. The wedding took place at the home of the bride's parents,".Mr. D. A. Haggard Accepts J. C. Taylor Memorial at Its Dedication Sunday and Mrs. Fred Wolfe at five o'clock. Rev - p - Braner, pastor of the local :, I Lutheran church, off iciated. The bride Sp , e< ; 0 , h »•'**» «**»* daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 1 °£ A1 - I Fred Wolfe. She has lived all of her , . le growth of, U f e m LuVerne , attending the paro- commerclal aviation and welcomed the chla i school &n( j graduating with the dclbed crowd to the field. His speech was very well received. Lieutenant Wilbur Magli, who has been hi Algona for • the past two or three weeks kept UD a of comments over the loud speaker system, furnished by the Reliable Radio shop, introducing the pilots and planes and explaining the whys and wherefores of the airplane and interspersing hi$/remarks with' humorous statements a la W. H. Render'* son of Shreveport, "the friend of the chain store'." The Algona .Military Band was there to lend color and mu- jslc to the occasion. The races were sanctioned by the National Aeronautical Association, and K. F. Henle of, Des Moines/* who is secretary ^t the, Des Moines chapter, acted as-referee.- C. B. Allward, also of Des Moines. was the official starter, ' Moulds Obtains Arrest of Constable. The constable at New Hartford, W. F. Dodd, was arrested; last Wednesday on information swo f 'tlifc;crowd,jwas for-the most part very orderly.- -, The Legidh .is to be compll- "ntented'bn.'the^way"the' parking prob"-' leml was •handle'd^.The. state .highway, commission'' Ha<fi j a7number of policemen Mounted on horses to keep the highway'clear.of parked cars and'a number of members of the Forest City Motor Cycle club were on hand to run errands and patrol the .grounds.. The Legion had a refreshment stand on the grounds and from the crowd which hovered around it one would guess that the Sunday dinners had been eliminated in favor of the show. The meet was not marred by any accidents, although Otis, of Ames, who was piloting an Eagle biplane in the OX-5 race lost a landing gear In the take off but finished the race and gave a remarkable exhibition, of landing on one "wheel without ' scratching the plane, Monoconpe Thrills. An eight place Travelair with a 320 horsepower motor was. the largest ship on the field. It hailed from Aberdeen, South Dakota. The fastest ship was a Cessna four place.plane piloted by Kysor of Ottumwa. The little mono- coupes gave the crowd thrills when they' would shoot up in the air until climbing power failed and it seemed that the plane would fall backward 4 into soace, "but the pilots would then level the plane off and sail nonchalantly on. - The plider exhibition put' on by Hu- gelin of Leland was much enjoyed by the spectators. Th| glider is built like the ojd model airplanes in which the pilot sat out in front. It was pulled across the, field by'a car and then, the rope was cast off and It went on High' in the air with only the air currents keeping it from falling, Hugelln is a pilot who never had instructions in flv- ing except what he picked up himself. He built his own plane and learned to fly by hopping around a field until he felt he could take off. He did this and has been flying ever since, becoming one of the best pilots in the state. Parachute Drop. Hamilton of Sioux City made a double parachute drop which was a thriller both for him and for the crowd. He went up 4000 feet and dropped, the first chute opening up soon after he left the plane. Then he let this one loose and dropped 1200 feet before he opened the second one. It takes ap-? proximately five hundred feet for the chute 'to become effective. Hamilton Just missed the telephone wires on the north side of the field and landed between two cars parked across the road receiving a few bruises from bumping into one of them as he landed. He received $35.00 for this Jump which was announced as about his eighteen hundredth jump. The crowd did not take to passenger flying to any great extent, Probablv they thought the price of $2.50 was a little too high, At any rate none of , the "pilots became rich from, passenger flying. Prize Money. 4 The pri?0 money came to $500.00. It amounted to $80.00 a contest, $40.00 f or first place, $95.00 fpr second and $15.00 fpy third. The results of the contests W Eighteen mile QX-5 race: First, pick HawJey o| ?«W City, Curtis Robin fuller o! MJlford; thlfd, 3,'goJwjiidt ol Waterloo. jiotof- vehicle with improper license plates,' Do'dd was fined $100 and 'costs upon his.plea, of guilty-. According to Moulds, Dodd owned 'a Chrysler sedan and., a Ford. He registered the Chrysler and put one of the license plates, on it and one on the Ford. After lie paid his fine he purchased a license for the Ford, paying for the full year plus the penalty for nine months. class of 1928 from the LuVerne high school. Since then she has been employed in the local telephone exchange. The groom is the Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jurgenseh of near Cor- wlth. He Is a hard working young farmer and is held in high esteem, by all of his friends.. After the wedding a three course dinner was served. After the dinner, Mr. and Mrs. Jurgensen left for the Black Hills for a'two weeks' wedding trip "after which "they will be at home on a farm northeast of Cor- wlth. George Zanke is Well Known Here. George Zanke, of Chicago, whose wife,was buried here last Thursday, )s well-known in Algona. He is a brother W-vMrs. Jacob Winkel of Algona, Jcfe Zanke, now of California, and Mrs. .(3. W. Douglas of Eckman, IJorth Dakota. George left Algona about twenty years ago, after graduating to electrical engineering at Ames. He Is now'employed as a salesman for the American Engineering. Company in Chicago. An obituary of Mrs. Zanke appears elsewhere In this paper. s Mrs. Fred Peoch in Rochester Hospital. Fred Pooch, the grain, buyer at the Plum Creek elevator, returned from Rochester, Minnesota, yesterday where he had been with his wife for the past ten days. Mrs. Pooch .underwent a serious operation for fibroid tumor last Wednesday at the St. Mary's hospital, and is reported as getting along as well as could be expected. It will be necessary for her to remain at least three Weekp in the hospital before she returns to her home in Algona. Catholic Mission Ended Sunday. The mission, which was held'at the Catholic church here last week, was concluded Sunday, It was conducted by two Jesuit fathers from Chicago, and all who attended were enthusiastic in their praise of the sermons and lessons which were given. Father T. J. Davern is to be congratulated on the success of the mission, g : -'''; ^ The Weather. Wednesday 74 44 Thursday 89 B4 Friday 78 56 Saturday 63 41 Sunday , i-77 , 52 Monday 88 50 Tuesday 87 68 P, Kysor of Ottumwa. first; Burton Garrett of GrtnneH, second; Fuller of MUford, third. ' Free for all race: First, Kysor of Ot- tumwfi; second, Garrett of^Orlnnell; third, McMahon of Sioux City. Monocoupe race: Christensen of Eag le Grove, first and Sherwood of Fwt Dodge, second. M-5 race: First, Walatkl.ol Boone, and second, Reedholm of Boxlwlm. Bomb dropping contest; M>gli of Prairie du Sao, Wisconsin, and Algona, first; Rjedholra of Bosholm, second; sphmjdt of Waterloo, third. MafU came within twelve fed of Uie target. Twenty-five ships were on the ground and it was the opinion of all that the Region should to complimented on the successful meet. . —Photo by A. L. Peterson. D. A. Haggard .survivor of James C. Taylor .Post of the G. A. -R., accepted the memorial which was presented by the W. R. C. at the dedication services Sunday afternoon. DEDICATED STONE TO CIVIL WAR VETERANS Patriotic Services and Talks Sunday in Honor of Jaijaes C. Taylor Post. ACCEPTED BY D. A. HAGGARD, ONLY VET. Congressman L. J. Dickinson Gare Address. Presentation by Mrs. Marty, President of W, B. C. A large granite boulder secured In Ramsey township was imbedded in concrete on the east side of the court house square and Sunday evening was dedicated to James O. Taylor Post of the G. A, R. and all Union soldiers of the Civil War. Presented by W. B. C. The monument with the bronze tablet was presented by hte Woman's Relief Corps, The Algona Military Band opened the services with America after which Rev. Frank H. Webster gave-the invocation. This was followed by the unveiling of the monument by Mrs, S. 0, Spear and Mrs, Julia Brace, both widows of Civil War veterans and members of the Relief Corps. Mrs. Agnes Marty, president of the local W. R. O, in a short and appropriate address then presented the monument, in memory of the James O. Taylor Post and all Union Civil War'veterans. The acceptance of the monument by D. A, Haggard, the only surviving mem- bier of the James 0. Taylor Post, was very appropriate. Mr. Haggard made a very impressive talk and in conclusion was presented with a fine bouquet of roses by the Woman's Relief Corps. He was followed by Congressman L. J. Dickinson, who gave an address, dwelling principally upon the patriotism and character of the men who took part to the great conflict for humanl- Ity and the noble women who kept the home fires burning while their loved ones were suffering the hardships and turmoil ol war. The band played several patriotic selections and the service was closed with a benediction, delivered by Rev. Coleman, B. j. Van Ness, a veteran of the Spanish-American War, presided at the service. C. C. to Discourage Agents and Solicitors. It is becoming very evident that peddlers, solicitors, canvassers, tramps and other travelers of the kind are becoming more and ,mpre numerous in the vicinity. Their numbers have increased to the extent that the housewife finds herself frequently bothered by their constant demands on her attention. Once inside the door, many of the peddlers put up a sales talk that can scarcely be interrupted and which requires considerable time to hear. The tramp population has also increased. The other day one of the local business mon was stopped three times in a half block and asked for "enough to buy a bit of breakfast." As a convenience for the housewife the Algona Community Club has had some little cards printed which read as follows: Agents, Canvassers or Solicitors Are Not Wanted. This Home is Cooperating with the Algona Community Club This card put up only on request. Either the last of this week or next boys will be sent out to distribute tho cards to Algona homes. They will post the cards on the doors. Algona Folks Visit Clay County Fair. Many Kossuth county people visited the Clay county fair at Spencer last week and all agree that it is the greatest county fair that they have seen. On Thursday, which is usually considered their banner day, Secretary Leo Dailey told the writer that the admissions totalled in money over $3,000 more than the greatest day In their history. This meant that there were between forty and fifty thousand people on the grounds. Algona folks who attended the fair were treated in a royal manner by Secretary Dalley former well known Algona boy, who has been secretary and active manager of the Spencer fair for several years. Hundreds of ftossuth. county people were on the fair grounds Thursday among whom were noted: Supt. J, P. Overmyer of the Algona schools, Fred Corey, J. W. Haggard, Secretsry Zerfass of the Kossuth county fair. T. H, chrischllles, Mr. and Mrs.-Wat, Pflhjnert, Tom Akre, Editor Seth dairy and wile of Whittemore, A. G. Carlisle of Whittemore, who took a number p; prizes in the corn show and many others. DISTRICT COURT CONVENED MONDAY Mrs. Loreen Simmons Was Granted Divorce and Custody of Children. SEVERAL DEFAULT CASES TAKEN. Grand Jury in Session First of the Week. Petit Jury to be Summoned Next Tuesday. The fall term of tiie district court convened here Monday with Judge James DeLana of Storm Luke on the bench. R. A. Palmer was appointed bailiff. The grand jury met Tuesday and is still in session. C. E. Chubb is foreman, and others who are serving are Frank Capesius of Algona, Win. Franke of Elmore, Chris Knud.son of Algona, A. D. Lehman of Algona, Nick Altman of LuVerne, nnd O. O. Kiddle of Hurt. Helen Zittritsch is acting as clerk of the grand jury. The jury is summoned to appear next Tuesday. Hereafter only forty names will be drawn from the jury box Instead of fifty as has been the custom. This change will continue until further notice Is given. Establish Telephone Rights. The Noithwsstern Bell Telephone Company made application for an order to perpetuate testimony regarding the establishment of property ownership in Algona, Whittemore, Lakota, and Bancroft. The telephone company wished to establish rights entitling them to occupy streets, alleys and other public places used by the poles, wires and other telephone apparatus connected with the telephone exchange for the purpose of furnishing telephone service to the public in the four towns. By the statute of limitation ownership can be established by proving peaceable ownership for a period of twenty years. The telephone company desired to establish their sights before the time came when there would be no witnesses left. The order at Whittemore was granted with the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company paying the costs and attorney fees. Several cases of default were enter- MASONS TO LAY THE CORNER STONE Services to be Held at New High School Thursday at One P. M, GRAND LODGE OFFICERS HERE. District Fellowship Meeting In Afternoon nnd Evening. All Masons Arc Invited. Tomorrow will be a big day In Masonic circles in this district. Lodges in north central Iowa have been invited to a district conference and good fellowship meeting and the local committees anticipate several hundred will be present. Will Lay Corner Stone. The corner stone of Algona's new high school will be laid Thursday at one o'clock sharp. Masons are requested to meet at the lodge room at twelve- thirty and march in a body to the new school building. Grand Master Gannaway of Qrinnell and Grand Secretary Hunt with other members of the grand lodge will be present and the grand lodge officers will lay the corner stone at the southwest corner of the new building. Ritualistic services will be carried out, and the corner stone will contain numerous documents, newspapers and other articles to comem- •norate the event for future ages, perhaps after all who participate in the service have traveled that long road to ';hat place from whence no traveler re- Wesley Bank Robbed in the Morning and Hardy Bank ' in Afternoon. THOUGHT TO Hardy Marshall Shot One .Bandit But All Escaped After Bclilgr Chased a fewvMUe*s:< Contents of the Box. Among other things which will be placed in the metal box to go in the lorner stone will be four copies of the Upper De s Molnes-RepubllcanrSOf recent date, and thevPjinMritf Jubilee edition.of July 10, Ip89;?There will be ;hree copies ,of the ,Kossuth County Advance. All the" newspapers contain ;he Important articles which Jead to ;hg bulldine of tfift' new school butld- ng the time he .was superintendent lere. Harvey Ingham was, asked to reminlesce a bit on his boyhood school days here, A copy of "Early Algona," by Mrs. Gardner' Cowles, will also be sealed in the box. It is hoped that the author will send an autographed copy.' To Preserve A. II. S. Annuals. The high school annual for 1929 and 1930 will be preserved. The 1929 edition was of a Jubilee nature dedicated to. the early pioneers. Miss M. J. Coate, who has been a member of the Algona faculty for a number of years and Miss Lucia Walace who was a member of the second class to graduate from the Algona high school, will each wrlte'ja short article to be sealed in the corner stone. On an excellently preserved old diploma will be printed the names of tho jresent faculty. There will also be a picture of the faculty together with jlctures of the school board and the four high school classes. The plan is ot have one of the old style dollar bills and some coins of the current year go Into the box. There will also be prints from a cut of tho old Central school and from a cut of ;he architect's design of the new building. Lodge to Ope nat Two. P. M. Prudence lodge will open at two p. m. and there will be a district conference when work in the degress will be con- 'erred. This will be followed by a dinner at six p. m., served by the Royal Neighbors of America at their hall. Work will be resumed at seven-thirty p. m., at which time Grand Master 3annaway will give an address along with a well prepared program of music and speeches. About twenty-five lodges have been invited and following the program, the lodge will close for a social hour. maroon Algona Markets. !orn $ ." Oats 27 Hogs 0-00 Eggs 23-.13 Springs 21-.17-.15 Hens 18-.10.-12 ed and judgment taken. In the case of L. A .Andrew vs. the County Sav- ngs Bank, W. E.-Naudain obtained a deed to the building occupied by the iouncil Oak Grocery store fbr the sum of $8500. E. J. Murtagh was appointed guard- an of the property of Miss Nelie O. Taylor and is to furnish a bond of $2,000. Simmons Divorce Granted. In the Simmons vs, Simmons divorce action Mrs. Loreen Simmons was granted a divorce from O. W. Simmons and the custody of the two minor hildren, Jean, age eight and Jane, ge twenty-two months. Mr. Simmons s to be allowed to visit the children ,t reasonable times and is to pay $40 i month until the children are of ,ge. Payments are to begin the first f October. He Is also to pay the osts. An action brought by W. L. Martin against Kenneth E. Brown et al to ,uiet title was granted, Mr. Martin 3 to pay the costs. There are thir- een cases listed fro trial and others which will probably come up this term. Bank robbers enjoyed a gala day Thursday when they held up the Exchange state Bank in Weslejr about ten-thirty in the morning and the People's Savings Bank at Hardy just across the Kossuth county line in Humboldt county at thrco-thlrty In the afternoon. It Is thought that the samo gang accomplished both jobs., Lone Robber at Wesley. At Wesley, a lone bandit,-thought by witnesses to be slightly Intoxicated, «*" tered the bank waving a revolyer'wid forced three employees and one feus- tomer to lie on "the floor while no scooped up the ^cash in the drawers, which amounted^to s $771.10. He then' ordered the • employees 1 to open . the vault, but the'cashier, John Hutchison, convinced him that the time, locte was on and that it was impossible to open the vault. , John Hutchison, cashier; Vincent 'Daughan, bookkeeper and .Florence I Hanson, stenographer, were the 'employees in the bank at that time and John Brinkman was the customer.' Two More In Car. The robber escaped In a, coach, thought to be a Model with two companions whp,wet< for him in the car. They ' out of town followed by the*) shall of Wesley. They,£d~ south a mile and back eas marshall lost the trail. J at Algona were notJf ledHmu, way & to Wesley and-trailed thp cai^td -»»» Woden but dld^'nof-get (Spy^sigty of The* robber wbb',w&B"ln th? WfeataPi bank, was described as about five'feeV seven inches tall and weighing, aboiit^ 135 pounds. He wore a bap'and'his' face was covered with theatrical 'grease • paint. ing the description of the Wesley robber, entered the bank and robbed it Of $3,500,00 In cash. A third member waited outside,in an automobile which was similar to the one at Wesley. Two bank employees were forced to He down at the point of the bandit's, guns. One bandit covered them while the other looted the cash drawers.Tho. cashier, E. J. Hanson was forced to open up the vault and hand over, the money there. The employees and customer were then made to enter the..vault and were locked in. , • <;"'• ' One Robber Wounded. **!**' F One bandit went out the side door and the other out the front. Marshall Lewis Rasmussen was warned of the robbery and ran home arid got his shot gun. He came back and took a shot at one of the robbers and hit him in the abdomen but the distance was thought to have been too; great to inflict serious Injuries although two blood-stained newspapers were later found in a ditch. Two business men of Hardy wera notified by a woman who looked in tho door of the bank that, the robbery was taking place and they took guns to a roof opposite the bank but failed to shoot at the bandits. Tho bandits,escaped out of the town followed by three or four Hardy men who cornert ed them in a' blind lane. The bandits turned their car around, and threatened the pursuers with'guns. They were allowed to escape unharmed. Abandoned Car Found. , Sheriff L. E. Hovey and state agents, J. O. Hronek and Jess Quinlan, of Des Moines, found an aytomobile believed to have been the bandits' car, wiliile on their way to' Hardy, The car was found Thursday night on the McGregor street road three piiles east of Algona. The car was a brown two door Ford sedan which tallied in every description of the bandit car. It was without license plates or registration plate and the windshield had been cracked. The officials thojight'that it had been abandoned because'it could be easily identified. The motor was still warm when found. The officers searched the nearby .timber but could get no trace of their 'quarry. It was discovered later that all the fingerprints had been carefully wiped oil with an oil-soaked rag, and the sheriff of Blue Earth, Minnesota, reported it as being a stolen cjjtr, No Trace of Rollers. The car had been left at the side of the road with no attempt at conceal- men. Lawrence Hutchins, who lives near the scene, said that he had noticed nothing unusual durjng the night. Th« officers are at a loss to know where tlio bandits went after deserting the car. R is thought probable that they might have "hopped" a slow Northwestern freight as the railroad tracks are nearby, or that they had a confederate with another cor who picked U»e^», up. Careless State agents scored the Carelessness In letting |he.bandits , escape from Hardy. A lew shots into the tires or motor would haVe prevented Jt but W one seemed to care to take the,.oha.«C9, The agents ask (hat witnesses of robberies try to observe ' parances of .t as it is nearly with a dozen different l desPrjpWo»S be. ing handed put. The£\ «ay.V||kfin]y (Continued o t n

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