The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 5, 1930 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 5, 1930
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—Twelve Pages DES MOINES. 44th TEAR ^tBfrtTBLICAN, 38th YEAR ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5,1930 VOL. 28.—NO. 21 DICKINSON WINS BY LESS THAN Democrats Win Many Seats in the Senate and the House of Representatives. Republicans All Over the Country Were Given a Sound Trouncing by Voters. Many Reasons Are Given for ' Defection in the Ranks of Republicans. Prohibition Was Given Overwhelmng Disapproval in Many States. Vote Considered a Rebuke to the Administration of President Hoover. THE VOTE IN GENERAL. 'The afternoon papers report that the republican majority in the senate may be wiped out. Leaders of both parties claimed the house of representatives, but it is plain to be seen that tire republicans have only a small, margin, if any. Senator Allen of Kansas was defeated by a democrat for the short term. Speaker Longworth in the House may squeeze in by a small majority from his Ohio district. Minnesota has apparently elected Hoidale, democrat, over Schall, the republican, to the senate. Bulkely, wet Ohio democrat, won over the dry republican candidate. Hawley of Oregon, author of the new tariff bill, is having a hard time in his fight for re-election with the result in doubt. Mrs. McCormick was defeated in Illinois by a vote which gave J. Ham Lewis, democrat candidate a majority of 600,000. Roosevelt was re-elected governor of New York with a majority of nearly a quarter million over his republican opponent. Massachusetts, it seems has elected Marcus Cooliclge, wet democrat, to the senate over Butler, supporter of prohibition. Senator Walsh has been re-elected by the democrats' in Montana. Democrats won both governor and senator in Colorado. Senator Norris won the senatorship in Nebraska again over Hitchcock, democrat. Yesterday's vote in the country according to radio re-ports from Washington today noon, is considered by political observers at the national capital as the worst rebuke from the republican'vote of two years ago in'such staxes as Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, New York, Kansas" and practically all states reporting, indicated an almost universal dissatisfaction which was visited upon the republicans. Prohibition was given a staggering blow in practically all of the states in which the wet and dry issue was brought to the fore, the vote proving that tlie recent poll by the Literary Digest _ had accurately shown the temper of the people. Some of the best known writers in the country predicted that the present administration in Washington would be likely to take note of the vote by a change in policy. However, it would seem that this is rather unlikely at present. In Iowa, prohibition was not made a leading issue by any of the candidates, although it was known of course that "Dick" was a radical dry and that Steck was in favor of a referendum on the wet and dry issue. It is doubtful if many thought of this issue in casting their votes. Illinois, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, where referendums were held on prohibition, the vote was strong for repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment. Ohio, the home of the Anti-Saloon League, and where the wet and .dry fight was-one of the main issues, elected a wet democratic candidate for the United States senate. Chuck Nicoulin Makes the Funny Papers. Again Algona features in Wood Cowan's cartoons. This time the name of Chuck Nicoulin, well known Algonian, appears in the comic section of the Minneapolis Journal in the comic strip, Mom 'n Pop. Wood, who is an old Algona boy, is one of the famous cartoonists of the country. He is a brother of H. B. Cowan, the contractor. Many of Wood's old time buddies in Algona and also well known local characters have been featured numerous times in his work appearing in a number of large newspapers throughout the country. He was back here on a visit not so long ago renewing acquaintances with his friends. Wood now lives in Westport, Connecticut. _ Legion Building a • Hangar at Airport. The American Legion post of Algona is erecting a double ail-plane hangar at the Legion airport two miles northwest of Algona. The.contract has been let the Bartholomew Bros, who will begin work this week. With the addition of the hangar to the al- ,4*ady well-Improved field, Algona win be right in the front as far as airplane conveniences are concerned. Algona. is to be congratulated on having such a, live bunch of Legionaires llvj- tag here and doing so much in the way of Improvements. Mrs. Helen Chubb Now Very III Mrs. Helen Ohubb has been very ill during the past week and due to her advanced age much alarm is felt by the family and her friends. This morning she was reported as resting easier but was somewhat weaker. O. J. Peterson Fell and Broke His Arm. O. J. Peterson, clerk of the Modern Woodmen, had the misfortune to fall last week and broke his arm and injured his shoulder. Hie is able to be about and says he is getting along from a shed roof at his home one day nicely. James Phillips, a former clerk, has taken over Mr. Peterson's work and is assisting with the duties of his office. Algona Man in an Auto Collision. C. A. Holmstrom, who travels for the John Deere company, received lacerations on the head and hand last Wednesday afternoon when his car and one from Humboldt collided near Bradgate. Both cars upset and were badly damaged. The Humboldt car was occupied by three people who were thrown through the top and received lacerations and bruises and one received an Injury to her hip. Walters' Father Died in Illinois. Christ Walters, well known farmer living southwest of the city, was called to Bibley, Illinois, today by the death of his father, who was eighty- seven years of age. Algona Banks Will Close November 11, Both of the Algona banks will be closed all day Armistice Day, November U, and customers should make note and govern themselves accordingly. lowii's Next Senator. AUG. BECKER DIED FROM WOUND SAT. Trigger Caught in Rope on Rafters as He Pulled the Gun Down. DIED SHORTLY AFTER BEING WOUNDED. Had Feared Death in Family When Apple Tree Blossomed Again This Fall. August Becker, prominent Lakota farmer, was fatally wounded Saturday morning when the twelve gauge shot gun which he was taking from a rafter in the pump house discharged and the shot entered his side. The accident happened about six o'clock in the mpriu^ng^fas^n'.H Becker,, wenh to , Uie. 'ynmpmi&^-^er <-t&$Run- to-«o pheow> ant hunting. He apparently took hold of the barrel of the gun and was pulling it dowti toward him, and trigger caught in a rope hay sling which was also lying on the rafters and caused the gun to explode The shot went through his body carrying with it flesh and bits of bone, and leaving a hole about the size of a small-size tumbler. The man shrieked and his cries brought one of his sons to him as he reeled and fell. Although the boy was not far away he had not heard the muffled explosion of the gun. The injured man was helped to the house and given what first aid his family could perform. He conversed with his wife for a few minutes before he lapsed into unconsciousness. A little later he came to again, and remained conscious for about half an hour before he died. Mr. Becker is survived by his wife and four children of a former marriage. His first wife died about four years ago. At the time of her death, which occui'red in the fall, an apple tree on the farm had been in blossom for the second time during the season. Recently the same tree blossomed out again, and Mr. Becker had held a superstitious fear that some member of the family was soon to meet death. The thought constantly worried him and he walked the floor one night when he could not sleep for thinking about it. August Becker was about forty-six or seven years of age at the time of his death. He was born at LuVerne, but later moved with his parents, to the farm south of town which is now owned by Mrs. Otto Callies of Titonka. The family did extensive truck farming while living there. After his first marriage he went to farming for himself and at the time of his death was the owner of the well improved farm one mile east and ons mile south of Lakota, where his family now resides. About two years ago he married Miss Mary Ritter of Bancroft. Beside his widow he leaves three sons, who are sixteen, fourteen and ten, and a daughter who is seven years of a-?e.- He also leaves a brother, Martin, who farms the Mrs. C. R. Lewis farm near Irvington. Both August and Martin at different times lived on the Mrs. B. P. Reed farm southwest of Algona. The deceased is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. P. L. Koppen, Lakota; Mrs. Kayler of Bancroft, Mrs. David Stewart of Cherokee; and Mrs. Nick Koppen of Lakota. W. J. and Henry Becker of Algonn are half-cousins of August. Their fathers were half-brothers. Mr. Becker was an industrious and prosperous farmer, a man well liked by all who knew him. His family has the sympathy of all. Funeral services were held Monday morning from the home and the Catholic church at Ledyard. Burial was made in the Maple Hill cemetery at Lakota. ROSENMEYER GETS LIFE IN PRISON Pled Guilty Last Thursday and Was Sentenced by Judge Lovrien. THREE OF ROBBERS NOW IN PRISON. Ilosenmcycr Was Connected With the Robberies at LuVcrnc and Hardy, Iowa, and Mcridtn, Minnesota. Algona Woman Raises Peanuts. Mrs. John Selfert is showing some peanuts raised on her lots just north of the Milwaukee railway in the northern part of Algona. Peanuts grow in the ground like potatoes, and must have sandy soil to properly mature. They are mostly grown In the south and it is rare Indeed to see them grown in Iowa. Mrs. Seifert's peanuts are of excellent quality. Art Roscnmeycr, who was implicated in the bank robberies at LuVenie, Hardy and Meriden, Minnesota, was taken before Judge Fred Lovrien al Emmetsburg last Thursday and pled guilty. He was sentenced to an indeterminate life sentence in the state penitentiary at Port Madison. He was taken to Fort Madison that night by Sheriff L. E. Hovey, County Attorney G. D. Shumway and State Agents Quinlan and Scott. Arrested After Bobbery. Rosenmeyer was arrested by Hovey, Scott and Quinaln a week ago last Saturday while he was driving back and forth near the spot where the abandoned car belonging to the St. Benedict bank robbers had been found. Hovey had been in Minnesota and had secured information from Lawrence Degan, the convicted robber of the Judson, Minnesota, bank robbery, that Rosenmeyer had assisted in the getaway after the LuVerne robbery on August 20. The officers do not know if he was connected with the St. Benedict robbery, but are sure that he knew about it. After Rosenmeyer was arrested, he was lodged in the county jail, but would give out no information other than he was implicated in the LuVerne Job. However, he was identified as a participant in the Meriden and Hardy hold ups. Rosenmeyer is the third robber to be caught and sentenced for the recent robberies in this section. . Degan is serving a term in the Minnesota state penitentiary as is also Wm. Baird, who was arrested in •Owatoana andCpled guilty tQ.banktroblttay. . r "' T^B t "bTHerrS"Tia^b' n hlfr'givefi''iip" 1 tMe hunt for the rest of the band and will no doubt in time round them up. Made No Trouble. Rosenmeyer gave them no trouble on the way to the penitentiary, in fact he was a model prisoner, laughing and joking with his captors. His sentence was such that he Is under the juridic- tion of the parole board and the governor and it is possible for him to obtain a pardon if he maintains good behavior while in confinement. The arrest of these three men will go far toward stopping the epidemic of bank robbery in this section of the country as they were no doubt mixed up in most of them. Rosenmeyer was born and reared near St. Benedict, where his people still live and where he had many friends who never suspected that he would go wrong. Strong Dodger Eleven Here Armistice Day. On Armistice Day, November 11, the two old time gridiron foes will meet at the Athletic Park in Algona when Fort Dodge comes here to tangle with the Algona high school Bulldogs in a red-hot foot ball game. The rivalry of the towns dates back to one cold Thanksgiving day in 1916 when the cocky Fort Dodge eleven came to Algona for what they thought was a practice game. Fort Dodge had not' been defeated and AJgona had suffered a tie at the hands of the strong Ames team. The game was to decide the state championship and the Dodgers thought there would be nothing to it, as at that time they regarded Algona as nothing but a jumping off place as far as foot ball was concerned. As soon as the game started the visitors knew that they had struck a tartar, as the late Kenneth Crane, Algona half back, started running rampant over the field and the great Dodger team was completely demoralized. Algona won the game 20 to 7 and with it the first state championship they ever had. From that time on the honors have been about evenly divided with both teams respecting each other's prowess and they have met annually in one of the banner events of the northern Iowa gridiron menus. The local boys lilt their stride last Saturday against Humboldt and are planning on taking Fort Dodge into camp Armsistice Day. All the local foot ball fans should get out and cheer the boys on for a win North Kossuth Golf Course Receives Check. When highway No. 9 was paved between Swea City and Lakota the road was changed and the paving passed through the North Kossuth golf course, practically ruining it. Three greens and three fairways were destroyed Evidently some of the members of the state highway commission know something about golf for last week the club received a check for $750 to cover the damage. The club will now add additional territory to the south of the course and establish some new fairways and greens. The Next Governor of Iowa. PROPOSE A STAR ROUTE IN N.KOSSUTH Estherville and Lakota to be Terminals. Poor Service on Rock Island. TOWNS TO HAVE FOUR DAILY MAILS. Bids Will be Taken for Carrying Mails by Truck. Five Towns Will be Served. Due to the railroad service, the postal department is establishing many star routes for the delivery of mail in many places. The Swea City Herald, in telling of a proposed route from Estherville to Lakota, says: A representative of the railway mail service w'Sth headquarters at Cedar Rapids, told Postmistress Mrs. A. J. Christensen Tuesday that the post office department is considering the abandoning mail service on the Rock Island railway here and Instead run a stor .route between. JBVrtherville and La* kota, delivering mail at Gruver, Armstrong and Swea City. If a tentative schedule Is followed it will mean an improvement in the service here, with mail being received several hours earlier and with four mails a day instead of two. Under the present plan the mail truck will reach here from Estherville at seven- thirty a. in. and return from Lakota at eteht-flfteen a. m. In the afternoon the truck will arrive from Estherville at three o'clock and return from Lakota at four-flfteen. The department representative said it would take three weeks or a month to make the new plan effective in case it is adopted by the department. Bids for carrying the mail by truck would be received. Legion to Hold Armistice Banquet. The Hagg Post of the American Legion will hold their annual Armistice Day banquet, November 11, at six-thirty at the Knights of Columbus hall in Algona. All ex-service men are invited to be present free of charge, in fact the local post urges them to come and be their guests. There will be music and a program during the banquet and a dance will be held by the Legion afterwards. Rev. Van Metre of Mapleton, a former army chaplain will be the main speaker. Ex-service men, don't forget to ^attend the banquet and have a good time. Amie Peugnet Drives Home from Texas. Amie Peugnet arrived home from his San Antonio trip a week ago Friday, driving the entire distance of approximately 1,700 miles in the former Gco Galbraith car, which had been generously given him by the Galbraith heirs in recognition of the attention given Mr. Galbraith by Amie during the later years of his life. The car is a Paige sedan and is almost as good as new, having been driven only a few hundred miles. It is needless to say that Amie appreciates the generosity of the Galbraith heirs. The drive home was delayed by rain and bad roads in northern Texas and Oklahoma. Arrested for False Credit Statements. Fred and Charlotte Schwartz of Ledyard were arrested last week and brought before Justice W. C. Danson on the charge of issuing false statements in writing to the Fanners Savings Bank in Ledyard for credit. They waived preliminary hearing and were bound over to the grand jury under a thousand dollar joint bond which they furnished. Congressman Dickinson Elected to United States Senate by About 50,000 Majority Over Steck. Carried Home County by Less Than One Hundred Votes. Also Carried Steck's Home County. Entire Republican Ticket Except State Representative Was Elected. Bonnstetter Defeated Jensen by 647 Majorty. Fred C. Gilchrist Elected to Congress from Tenth District. Had 1459 Majority Over Anderson in Kossuth County. Dan Turner Given Highest Majority With 1581 Over Hagemann in Kossuth County. Balgeman Re-Elected Supervisor in First District by 157 Majority. Funnemark Defeated Cossjrove in Third District by 67 Votes. Hovey Re-Elected Sheriff by 555 Votes. Mrs. Paine Re-Elected Recorder by 600. Democrats Made Big Gains in Kossuth County. Light Vote Was Cast in Kossuth County. Stores to Close Armistice Day. The dry goods stores will close all day Tuesday, November 11, for Armistice Day and grocery stores and others will close at noon. Everybody should attend the foot ball game in the afternoon and watch Algona play Fort Dodge. IN KOSSUTH COUNTY. Election day was clear and pleasant and would indicate a heavy vote in northern Iowa, but fanners felt the necesr sity of remaining' in the corn fields in many instances and others were indifferent and failed to A'otc. Numerous issues entered into the campaign that were unnoticed until election day. The wet and dry issue was the leading one in some precincts while in others it was a fight,against Representative J. H. Jensen because of the so-called "Salary Grab" by the last legislature. The financial depression of 'the country had caused an unrestful spirit and while the voters had no special grievance against^ any candidate they rw6Ke;,evidently;^gti3. conditions apparently existed*in'all pairs'of* 1 The Supervisor Fight. Frank Balgcman was re-elected supervisor in the First district over John P. Mer.sch by a majority of 157 votes. Olaf Funnemark defeated William Cosgrove in the Third district by 67 votes. Kossuth County Vote in Detail. Senator Oov. Cong. Rep> Sheriff ' Rec'der Algona, First Ward ____ | 1G2| Algona, Second Ward . . | 253 Algona, Third Ward ____ 133 1 Algona, Fourth Ward . . | 141 Buffalo ................. | 144| •a 3 M 92 178 tf 175 292 1(39| 1C2 O 50| 177 127| 271 Hurt .................... | 124| Cresco .................. [ G4| Eagle ................... 40| East Lone Rock ....... 31| Penton ................. 8G| Garfield ................. 34| German ................. 39| Grant ................... 30) Greenwood ............ . 03| Harrison .. .............. 201| Hebron ................. 40| Irving ton ............... 44| Lakota (Ledyard) ...... 52| Ledyard ...'. ............ 48! Lincoln ................. 15! Lone Rock (Penton) .... 52[ Lotts Creek ............ 35| LuVerne ................ 119' Plum Creek ............ 30j Portland ................ 63; Prairie ................. 35! Ramsey ................. 15| Riverdale ............... 24J Seneca ................. 83| Sexton (Irvington) ..... 23 1 Sherman .............. 42| Springfield .............. 241 Swea ................... 50| Union .................. 58| Wesley ................. 130! Whittemore ............ I 1111, TOTAL ............. |2627; 55 51| 11 3 52] 75| 78| 152 108| 193 77| 1G2| 37] 43] 77] 27 18] 44 10] 38 89| 120J 122] 70] 271 49j 22] 34| 231| 85] 209| 58| 208| 32] 10] 47] 38| 50! 105! 10G| 54] 61! 19| 27| 105! 100| 40] 36] 41J 127] 52] 55] 19! 72] 51| 21| 39] 76| 35] 40! 38j GO | . 71] , 183! 100) 118[ 180! 152| 125| 2540!3257ilG76 125| 155 145 165 45 120 108| 52 58 140| 46 71 43 29| 114 58 31 15] 33 81 24 11 3| 42| G8 14 17 147 95! 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Mr. Garth- watte was eighty-four years old and was a Civil War veteran. He located in West Bend about 1884 and ran a hotel, moving to Brltt in 1896, where he was a rural mail carrier for many years. He loaves a wife and three daughters and two sons. The burial was at West Bend, where the Garthwaite family has long been held in high esteem. Inspector of Rural Schools in County. Miss Parker, inspector of rural schools from the office of the state superintendent of public Instruction is in the county this week and in company with County Superintendent Shirley, is visiting the rural schools. The Vote for County Supervisor. 1st Dist tf W 0 Buffalo Garfield German Cresco Irvington LuVerne Portland Prairie Ramsey Riverdale , Sexton (Irvington) Sherman Wesley Whittemore 58] I 64 43 136 41 26 55 195 3d Dist. Q O 1391 127 83 36 35 1.04 47 70 62 30 165 27 IS 69 48 159 «rW*«)

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