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-Twelve Pages -?Tf«E UPPER DES MOINE9, 44th YEAR THE REPUBLICAN, 38th TRAR ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29,1930 VOL. 28—NO. 20 ST. BENEDICT BANK ROBBED SATURDAY Two Bobbers Escape With About $3,000 and Abandon Stolen Car. ST. BENEDICT MAN . MAY BE BANDIT, Artie Rosenmeyer Arrested and Charged with Being Accessory After Fact to the LuVerne Robbery. Kossuth county was again the scene of a bank robbery, the third in recent months, when the People's Savings Bank in St. Benedict was robbed of approximately $3,000 in cash and currency by two bandits about ten a. m. last Saturday morning The bandits escaped in a Model A Ford roadster. One of the robbers either wore a mask or had his face' covered with theatrical grease paint. There were two customers, Adolph Kfllian and John Raskopf, and Miss Eleanor Rahm, the bookkeeper, in the bank when the bandits entered, None of them saw the robbers until they were inside 'and commanded them to lie down on the floor pointing revolvers at the trio. One stood on guard while the other scooped up the cash in the drawers and the open safe. Miss Rahm and the two customers were then locked in the vault. Fortunately they were able to unlock the door from the Inside and raised the alarm. Miss Rahm kept a box of matches and a screw driver in the vault for Just such an emergency and with the aid of these forced the lock. "Pursuers Lose Trail. Less than ten minutes after the robbery was accomplished three cars were In pursuit. The pursued pair drove two miles east, six north, turned east again for two miles and then a mile north, where the trail was lost. There were several people on the street at the time of the robbery, but only one H. L. McCrady, who was driving by with a load of grain, had any suspicions arousefl. He, In company with ~E. ~F. Rahm, the cashier, who was at his home at the time, took up the chase, but'lost'the trail. Sheriff Hovey on the Scene. Sheriff L. E. Hovey was notified «nd reached -the[Scene? In^hqrt^order^in 'BSK They also took up the trail but were unsuccessful. The sheriffs .and Tigl- Jantes of adjoining counties were notified and were on the lookout. Miss Rahm'described the bandits as being'poorly dressed. One of them -was over six feet tall, she said, and the other was several inches shorter and stockier. The shorter man was masked and both wore caps pulled low over -their faces, partially concealing them. 'Bandit Car Found. BOOKKEEPER FORCED INTO VAULT BY THE ROBBERS. ROBBED OF $3,000. —Courtesy 33)es :Molnes Register. Miss Eleanor Rahm, bookkeeper at the People's Savings Bank in St. Bene- liict, who with two customers, was backed into the vault at Vhe point of guns. The three escaped b^ taking off the lock on the inside of the vault. idown the robbers of the Kossuth county 'banks, and has been in Minnesota off and on ever since the LuVerne robbery, has" unearthed much evidence which will g6*i'Iar toward convicting Rosenmeyer. "._ At this writing thKofficers have not been :able to get any Information out of .Rosenmeyer. It Is reported that one' IBfllylHenderson, a tough.character and reputed bootlegger who formerly resided hi Livermore and who now lives * ! well <over a thousand dollars for doing this. He lias not, however, admitted to any of the other jobs. It has been stated that if Rosenmeyer 1st convicted he •will 'be the first bank robber caught in the state of Iowa to date. If so, this will be quite a feather in the caps of the local officers, who have worked .diligently toward solving the crimes. < Mlnnesotan /Arrested. 'been unable to find any trace of him as yet. Henderson is said to answer tO r the description of one of the Hardy robbers and it -is known that he formerly ran booze through St. Bene- •dict and was -well acquainted with the situation there. "Monday night a num- 'ber of officers and vigilantes went to a farm in Riverdale township in quest of information in regard to Henderson but were unsuccessful. Girl-Arrested. repor , that Minnesota The car in which the bandii* ,es- ^^g- *£&$£»£ ^las? ,—„— ._,—_,«a»«<!re;rsMMf>rsTB! day, or two -whoUEey believe cated'in the Merlden robbery. He has not been connected with any of the Iowa robberies, but the net on the gang is slowly closing in on them. Many people believe that Henderson, who is thought to have robbed the Wesley bank, went from there to Rosenmeyer's home directly after the rob- jbery. In the afternoon he and Rosen' meyer drove to Hardy 'and robbed the I bank there. However, none of these reports have been authenticated as yet. —Courtesy Des Moincs Register. People's Savings Bank at St. Benedict, which was held up Saturday morn- Ing and robbed of approximately $3,000 in cash and currency. Algona Lady Died Last Saturday. The many friends of Mrs. Andrew Godfredson wore grieved to hear of her death at her home in Algona south of the Kossuth hospital last Saturday alternoon about S:45 o'clock. She had been ill for about ten clays with intestinal flu and complications. Mrs. God- frtilson was well known in Algona where she and her husband operate a dairy farm and formerly had n milk route here for a number of years. Mrs. Godfredson wn.s a lovlny; wile anil mother and she will bo missed by nil who knew her. Emma Christine- Anderson was born in Nevada, Iowa, March it, 1SIB2. and icd in Algonn, October 24, nt the go of forty-eight years. She was the aughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anders An- .crson. Her mother preceded her in :oaih and her father i.s a retired I'unn- r now llvlni; in Algona. She came vith her parents to Kossuth county t the ai;e of five years. She nttciui- d tho Burt high .school. On Novem- jcr, 24, 190!), she was united In marrl * J. Dickinson, Candidate for United States Senator, Heads Republican Ticket. TWO OTHER MEN ON FOR SENATOR. be Iowa's Next Governor. Four Candidates in the Field. The ballots for the general election have been printed and were -distributed to the .various precincts Jast week. Four Candidates for Senator. Four candidates for United States senator are, in the field. Congressman K. C. Bank Received Ten Forged Checks. Ten checks were drawn on the Kossuth County State Bank during tin past few weeks which were forgeries. Four of the checks were for the amount of $5.00 each and were cashed at various business houses in Foil. Dodge. These checks were signed with the name of Edward J. Fleming ancl were cashed by a woman who signed the name of Mrs. Ruth Fleming. She would also put a fictitious phono num- :er and address on the checks. The last six checks were cashed In Sioux City, and were for ten dollars each. They were also clashed > afc business houses. These were signed by Henry Meyers and endorsed by Mrs. Bertha Meyers. All of the checks were in the same handwriting. Officers of the bank sta f e tttat they have no accounts In either name and are under the impression that the woman is working westward. Up to date no trace of her has been found. fore at Livermore. Happy Sage of Livermore. Dozens of volunteer searchers beat the woods for the bandits who were thought to be in hiding there, but obtained no trace of them. Vigilantes from Forest City and Garner were called in to assist in the search. State Agents Ray Scott and Quinlan were in the searching party. • Thomas Chilton, who uses the woods for a pasture, noticed thaH his cows were getting out and upon investigating found the gate broken and the car hidden in a njhirnp 'of 'bushes. He thereupon notified the officers. Arrest Kosenmeyer. Later In tthe .evening while Sheriff L. E. Hovey and State Agents Scott and Quinlan were searching in the woods where the car was found they noticed a car which kept going by the spot and the driver was tooting the horn. They pursued the car which tried to get away. The officers headed it off and found Art Rosenmeyer of St. Benedict driving it. He was inclined to be a trifle surly when they approached him and as a consequence Scott has a broken hand which came in contact with Artie's physiognomy. Art was placed believed that :She knew of his connected with/ the robberies and thought that he would honor the checks 'because he feared she would tell the officers. She is 'a girl of about nineteen years of age and was paroled from Mitchellville, the girls' reformatory. Her home is in Sioux City. She obtained a fur coat at the Chrischilles & Herbst store worth about $175 for which she gave a check on Rosenmeyer for $50.00 and charged the balance. She also obtained merchandise at Chrlstensen Bros., and Goeders, giving 'checks on Rosenmeyer with her initials'beiow his name. She purchased several items at Cummings' store, but paid cash for them. She cashed a $15.00 check in the Hub Recreation Parlor. The girl then lit out for Minneapolis via Mason City. It happened that Sheriff Hovey was in Stillwater which is only a short distance from Minneapolis and the authorities in Algona got trace -of her whereabouts and Hovey found her at a hotel in Minneapolis. "He brought her back to Algona and she is being held in the county jail awaiting developments. She will probably be taken to Mitchellviile within the next few; Dahl and Duncan Again in Hotel Hovey. Carl "Shorty" Dahl and George Duncan who headquarters here most of the time, are in the "jug" again. These boys are regular habitues at the Hotel Hovey and when they are out in the cold, cruel world, 'become homesick for their luxurious quarters there. It seems that both men were considerably under the influence of intoxicating liquor, which, as we understand it, is not to be sold under the prohibition law of the land, but which seems to 'be quite easily obtained regardless of Dr. Clarence True Wilson, who is positive that prohibition is successful. Anyway to get on with the story, they were picked up Sunday night and lodged in the jail house. Monday they were both given thirty days bv Mavor Ogren. Duncan in all probability will get more after his sentence is up because it is said he stole a Rum machine from the John Van Deest oil station on Diagonal street. The machine was found in his car. This is liable to be curtains for George if liie case is pushed. Art 16 s TMiySioitriuiiiy t •*" i* wno j^ia^^v* L.H \j\j A»4.iv^t*vj**m<^ »**«***** v«*»-- *.**,<»» *«.. under arrest on suspicion that he knew days, however, unless something unfor- i . . • 11 __1_1»j*..«*t .ntlimtnn Vw\tl + C f rvfOCOQT^ f tllMlC 11f» something of the robbers' whereabouts and was brought to the county jail here. Under $10,000 Bond. He was bound over to the grand jury by Justice W. C. Danson Monday on bond:, of $10.r.i- on tho cb.i.ee of being an accessory after tho fact in the LuVurne bank robbery on /unjust 20. He was unable to furnish the bonds. R..faennx>ver, wac if six :<vt tall, weighing two hiuvl'-i-'l pounds urnl talks with a lisp was ideiH.fled as i iwciclpnnt ol robber'.i.s ;•."• LuVerne and Hardy, Jtowa. and M' Hden, Mi" -rsota. An official of the Merlden bank and E. J. Hanson, cashier of the People's Savings Bank in Hardy, which was robbed ol $4,000 September 19, the same day the Exchange State Bank at Wesley was robbed, positively identified Rossn- 11 i. n .-.rltttt iifVtrv nnlf 1 wflfi rOUD6Q DOSltlvtJiy iuciiu**.c« AW^I-** w«o \/«* «* WIAVI^WU.*.^* *.w *~~«~~, Mr ., mever as among the bandits who held looked funny and stated that he thought up the banks. Efforts are being made »•- «••" <•"» »» m =mtn.nc „ st,,™™™ to connect him with the robbery of the bank in Judson, Minnesota, about the same time. This was the bank which was. robbed by Lawrence Degan, who was identified by Consuelo Hanna, as being the LuVerne bank robber and who is now serving twenty years in the Minnesota state prison at Stillwater, Suspect Booze Runner. Reports have been circulated that Rosenmeyer confessed to assisting in Jobbing the bank in LuVerne but this has been denied by County Attorney O. D. Shumway. Sheriff H E. Hovey has been untiring in his effwte t° run foreseen turns up Humorous Sidelights. Some of the humorous sidelights of the Rosenmeyer case were when Minnesota officers and Ray Scott asked him what he had been doing for a living the past few months. He looked around lo see whether Hovey or Shumway were within hearing and then said, "Oh, putting out a can iv>w and then." Meaning a can of alcohol. Yesterday morning it was apparently evident that Rosenmeyer had been conferring with some one who had evidently told him to act as if he wasn't all there mentally and maybe he would be exonerated. When one of the officers went into the jail, Rosenmeyer' stared at him blankly and then lisped out, "Where am I?" On being told that he was on a battleship, he leaped up. looked funny and stated that he thought he was too. He maintains a stubborn silence, however, in regard to the robberies, but the officers are confident that they have enough on him to put him away in cold storage lor a long time. No Clue* as Yet. The officers, as yet, have found nothing startling to go on In regard to the St. Benedict robbery, but in all probability it will come out in the same wash as the other robberies. Later developments are that Rosenmeyer has admitted that he was implicated in the LuVerne robbery having driven the bandits Into Minnesota. It is reported that he received Whittemore Man's Barn Was Burned. Whittemore, October 28 Special: The barn on the William Shealer farm burned late Monday. The cause of the fire is unknown. Mr. Shealer Is a renter on the place and had the misfortune of losing his barn about two years ago. A cow, a large amount of hay, grain and harness was burned. Mother of W. H. Lease Died Tuesday Night. The Tlev. W. H. Lease received the sad news that his mother had died on Tuesday at her home in Simmer, Iowa. She had been in fine health until a few minutes before the end. The Lease family is leaving today to be gone for the remainder of the week. the democrat nominee and Arthur A. Wells of Council Bluffs, heads the Farmer-Labor ticket while the ever present L. E. Elckelberg of Waterloo, the only independent candidate on the Kossuth county ballot, heads that ticket. For Governor. Four candidates are also in the Held for governor. Dan W. Turner of Corning, the republican nominee, Fred P. Hagemann, of Waverly, the democrat, William Patton of Council Bluffs on the Communist ticket and John M. Smith of Perry, the Farmer-X/abor candidate make up the list for governor. The state ticket is filled on the republican and democrat tickets, partly filled on the Communist ticket and with the exception of Superintendent of Public Instruction is filled on the Farmer- Labor ticket. For Congress. Three candidates want to go to congress to fill the vacancy in the house when Mr. Dickinson enters the senate. Fred C. Gilchrist of Laurens, was nominated by the republicans, Paul Anderson of Webster county by the democrats and A. L. Moen of Forest! City, the Farmer-Labor candidate. Other District Offices. For the juclgeship, James DeLand of Storm Lake, George A. Heald of Spencer and Fred Lovrien to fill vacancy, have no opposition. J. H. Jensen, the present representative, is opposed by A. H. Bonnstetter of West Bend, who is the democratic candidate. County Offices. A full republican ticket was nominated as follows; Bertha E. Johnson, auditor; Harry N. Kruse, trepsurer: Clark Orton, clerk of the courts; L. E. Hovey, sheriff; Laura Paine, recorder: Gaylord D. Shumway, county attorne'i and Leon M. Merritt, coroner. The only opposition is Toney Goeders for sheriff ana J. J. Dooley for recorder on the democratic ticket. The candidates who are having oppo sition are busy traveling* about soliciting votes but the general opinion is prevalent that the republican candidates will be elected with the usual majorities. About the only thing in doubt on the head of the ticket is who will receive the largest majority, "Dick" or "Dan." Both are exceptionally popular men over the state and a big vote will be cast. The entire state republican ticket is certain of success and in the county, with fifteen hundred republican votes to overcome it will be difficult for the democrats to elect their candidates. West Bend Man Died on Monday Charles Ballard, an old time resident of West Bend, died Monday from a stroke. He was seventy-six old at the time of his death and had lived in West Bend for nearly sixty years. Mr. Ballard was a veterinarian. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church in West Bend today and burial will be in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Mr. and Mrs. 'O. C. Cone and son of Sioux Falls were In attendance at the funeral. Mr. Ballard had np relatives in Iowa. Bob Spencer Shot Accidently Sunday ;Bob Spencer, one of the older Spen cer twins had the misfortune Sunday 'tp shoot himself btfthe .foot;" along the river south of town, witl some other boys, and was carrying the pain at his side when it was accidently discharged with the shot entering hi foot. The small hone leading to the little toe was splintered. He was tak en to the Algona hospital where hi spent a day or two before being takei home. He is now recovering nicely and it is thought that there will b<_ no permanent injury. HIGH SCHOOL TEAM LOST TO CLARION Score Was 12 to 0 at Clarion Saturday with Teams Playing Poor Football. ONE TOUCHDOWN MADE ILLEGALLY Blinkman Was Blocked as He Tried t Intercept Pass and it Was Caught for Touchdown. Algona Lady Sells Several Farms. Lakota, October 28th. Special Cor.; Mrs. Addle Seymour of Algona spent last week here attending to business matters. Mrs. Seymour is president of the Fanners & Drovers State Bank, and also has several farms in this vicinity. She recently sold two of her farms, one occupied by Peter Selvifr, was sold to Ferdinand Miller and the one occupied by the John winter family was sold to David Patterson. Mr. Patterson had an eighty acre tract east of town which he sold tq Edward Thaves, who Is in the clothing business here. The Algona high school footbal team lost to Clarion 12 to 0 last Sat urday in a game in which both teams played listless football. The day wai- too windy for a passing attack and tht kickers were also handicapped. The score, according to the footba'. rules should have been li to 0 in fnvoi of Clarion as we understand it. Clarion threw a forward pass and as Blinkman, who was playing in the back- fleld for Algona, went to intercept it a Clarion man blocked him and another Clarion player caught the ball and ran for a touchdown. The rule? state that when a ball is passed it becomes a free ball and the defensive players are just as eligible to take it as the offensive. A player, either on defense or offense, in a position t( catch the ball, must not be (interfered with so that he connot handle the fell. Therefore, Blinkman wa.' illegally interfered with while going after the ball and it should have beei given to Algona at the point of the foul. The referee, however, would no 1 allow it and the touchdown stood. Clarion scored once in the scconc quarter and once in the third, neilhei point for goal was converted. Out touchdown was the result of an eighteen yard run to the Algona four yarc line and then line plays took it over The other score has already been described. The game was marred by innumerable fumbles by both teams. Alfjona'. 1 best play of the game was a forty yarr pass from Samp to Cowan but tho locals could not take advantage of ii and push over a score. Cowan anc Barr played well for Algona in tin line and K. Medin, who went In at quarterback showed some good taokl In? in open field. Monlux who subbed for Jordan showed that with some more experience he will develop into a firs class lineman. Samp played a fair defensive game for the Algona backfleld vge to Andrew Gotllrcdson Burt. Three children were born to this un- on two of whom died in infancy, and •"rnnces, who is nine years old. Tho .'atnlly came to Algona twelve years ago. Besides her husband, daughter and father, the following brothers and sisters survive here, Lew Anderson ol Whittler, California; Walter Anderson of Allerton, Iowa; William Anderson of Hnrnsburg, South Daokta; Mrs. Earl Toothnmn of Burt; and Mrs. DISTRICT LEGION CONVENTION HERE Tenth District Held Successful Meeting in Algona on Last Wednesday. NOTABLES WERE IN ATTENDANCE. Kaiuiurt at I. O, O. K. Hall wilh Many finml Speakers of l!ol!i anil Auxiliary Was Climax. A brilliant banquet and danco lust Wednesday nlpht climaxed a one dny convention of the American Legion and Auxiliary for the northern half of the tenth district. The convention for tho southern half of the district was held nt Roone- on Thursday. Tho Legion met at the Legion hall Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. The meeting was conducted by H. J. Craig of Jefferson, Iowa, who Is district commander. At this meeting, junior league base ball was discussed by various members of the Legion. Their plan Oscar Anderson of Algona. All wens Is to organize n league in the county present at her bedside with the ex- |nnd the winners of the county tourna- ceptlon of her brother, Lew, who was'ments will compete against winners In jnable to come because of illness. 'other counties and so on up to the Funeral services were held In the finals in the national tournament, Methodist church in Algeria Tuesday , which Is held every year. The major afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. C. V. Hulse and Rev. A. Wood officiating. Burial was in the Burt cemetery. The ocal members of the Royal Neighbors of America of which she was a faithful member were in charge of the services. The sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved family- The pall bearers were Mr. Godfredson's six brothers, Nels of Stanley, Wisconsin; Martin of Goose Lake, Iowa; Ernest of Algona; Peter and Alfred of Burt and Chris of Eingsted. Out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral were; two brothers of the deceased, Walter Anderson of Allerton, Iowa, and William Anderson of Harrisburg, South Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. Jake Peterson of Neils, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wild .of, Toledo, Ipwa; ,Nels ^elson ol For* MBt.'nu.wt<ahiVTWV. n.nrt Mrs. O.'TML Ward league base ball clubs arc also behind the Legion in this movement. This kind of community work does much to promote sportsmanship among the youth of the nation as well as teach the younger generation the value of corn-; petitlve sports. "Skin" talrd Spoke. :; R. J. Laird, Algona's contribution <tO the officershlp of the state, in the, lie- , gion, gave a talk on Hospltalization. . He was mainly responsible for a bill going through at tha national convention In Boston for a new SOO bed hospital for Iowa's disabled- .vaterans.4 Frank Miles, editor of, ttjft. Iow» I*v- gionaire, epoke of the, convention la, Boston which, was held tha t ftf9tjjart o£ fv . the,month, «st-'Cltys'ahd'.Mr. and Mps. 0; <i;'J«*i^yj'iti pr^f<d*-ilat^.iii««Wi^1 , r intuit. tlmiiJiftm'..*. Prominent Doctor Moves to Algona. Dr. P. V. Janse, well known physician of LuVerne, is moving this week to Algona, where he will make his home and practice his profession. Dr. Janse has practiced medicine at Lu- Verne for the past twenty-five years, and stands high in the medical profession. He has sold his practice there and disposed of his residence and other property. Dr. Janse has recently completed the erection of a handsome little office building on South Dodge street next door to the express office in Algona and expects to be in his office for practice by Saturday of this week. He and Mrs Janse arc moving into the Daub house on South Dodge street. The Janses have a grown son and daughter, the son being a young doctor in St. Louis and the daughter married and living in the south. Algona folks will be ready to extend the welcome hand to Dr. and Mrs. Janse. Workman Receives 2300 Volt Charge. John Olson, who is thought to live in Gainer, but who has been working for the past four weeks for the city light plant, was shocked and badly burned last week. He was tying light wires together on a pole near the intersection northeast of town when his climbing hook slipped and he was thrown across or grubbed the wires. He received 2300 volts through his hands, rendering him unconscious. In .some way ho let go of the wires and hung to the pole by hi.s safety strap. Others working with him let him down with a rope and he was taken to the Kossuth hospital. His hands are badly burned, how badly it is hard to toll as the electricity might have injured the bones. He i.s able to be up and around at this time. Father Desmond Died in Chicago. Father T. J. Davern returned today from Port Dodge, where he had gone to attend the funeral of Father DCS mond, who died very suddenly in Chicago where he had gone to buy an altar for the Sacred Ileurt church of which he was tho pastor. Father Desmond was widely known throughout the state. He wa.s a talented Kiugcr and n warm friend of Chuuncvy Olcott. Father Desmond had just made reservations for himself and Father Davern for the Eucharistic congress in 1932. He wa.s a great friend of Father Davern. Next Saturday Hiimboldt plays here at the Athletic Park. They have developed a heavy team clown there and have won some gumcs |jy top heavy scores. The locals will have to pep up if they expect to take the visitors' measure. The lineup for the Clarion game was as follows: LE. Cowan; LT, Adums; LG, Barr; C, Hargreaves: RG, Run- chcy; RT, Jordan; RE, Ostrum; QB, Blossom; LH, Samp; FB, Parsons; RH, Norman. Subs were Monlux for Jordan; Blinkman for Norman; Medln for Blossom; Williams for Samp. the Legion Is* the 1 canlzation of Its kind In the" country^ This point Is born,out by th$ and the original program. The first point was to take care of the ells nbled soldiers and this original pro- prom has been adhered to throughout the existence of tho Organization, without altering it in any way. This point was demonstrated in Boston when the Legion voted against the government paying adjusted compensation to all ex-service men before the 'year 1945. This amounts to $1000 each. The government money until then is to go altogether to the disabled ve'eran, Mr. Cahill also strenped the need of this country for adequate preparedness. The Legion Is the most active organization against wars of its kind, but nevertheless the men who have been through war realize the need of national preparedness in case of war. Mr. Cahill was called back to Cedar Rapids after the afternoon meeting by the death of a relative. Banquet Well Attended. The banquet was served by the Royal Neighbors at six o'clock at the I. O. O. F. hall and it was attended by nearly two hundred Legionaires, and members of the Auxiliary. The address of welcome was made by L. E. Linnan of Algona, who made merry by quips directed at numerous well known guests. His humor and joll'ty did much toward putting the^ f'uosts in n jovial frame of mind. H. J. Craig wa.s the toastmns'.er and he introduced the guests at the speakers' table including Loren Minkler, enrn- mander of the local post, and his wife; Mrs. F. H. Webster, president of the local Auxiliary and county chairman of the same, and her husband, Rev. F. H. Webster, pastor of the Algona Baptist church; Mrs. Ida E. Larson of Swea City, state publicity and radio chairman of the Auxiliary; Jack Higley of Emmetsburg, vice commander of the t"nth district ,and Mrs. Ella Laird of Algona, mother of State Adjutant R. J. Laird. Care of Veterans. R. J. Laird spoke on Hospitalization, the veterans' compensation and the new pension bill. He asked that the Legionaires work on their congressmen to make them understand that Iowa wants a new 300 bed hospital and to see to it that Iowa gets it. Mrs. Bernhard Dubbert of Cedar Falls, state president of the Auxiliary stressed the "service" side of the Legion and asked for all who are eligible for membership to join. She pointed out that care of the disabled veteran was the primary object of the Auxiliary. Mrs. Madeline See, tenth district commlt- trewomnn, who led her district to membership honors in Iowa last year, discussed the need of an early start along: that line this yean. Mrs. Esther Thompson, .state historian, reiterated her statements. W. E. Deming of Estherville, one of the stato vice commanders, stated that "the rank and flic" was the backbone of the Lesion and Jack Hlgley of Emmetsburg-, district vice commander, spoke on junior league base ball, The Boston Convention. Frank Miles, editor of the Iowa Le- gionaire, defended the Legion convention in Boston, holding that :lt was the most orderly convention he had ever attended. He said that criticism came (Continued on Last Page.)

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