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fl /N tJPPER DBS MOINES. 44th TEAR THE REPUBLICAN. 38th TEAR ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19,1930 VOL. 28.—NO~2£ THE ST. BENEDICT BANK IS ROBBED AGAIN MERCHANTSSCHOOL HERETHURSDAV All Kossutfc County Mer chants Expected to Attend Meeting This Week. TOMORROW P. M. AND EVENING. Harry L. Kyes, Nationally Known Merchandise Expert, Will Ad.; dress the Merchants. All retail merchants of Kossuth county have been Invited to take part hi a round table and business men's conference being held at the court house in Algona Thursday afternoon and evening of this week. The program will be an informal one but will deal principally with qtore analysis, advertising, etc. In the evening at 7:45 there will be a meeting for employees as well as proprietors. The Community Club has brought to Algona Harry L. Kyes, a nationally known merchandising counsellor, who is now secretary of the National Merchants' Institute. He has been called in as an expert counsellor by i some of the largest retail mercantile organizations in the country. His experience covers merchandising problems in stores ranging from the cross road store to those of the largest cities in America. The one and only purpose of this meeting is to enable the retail merchants of this county to discuss their problems and take home with them any new or better ideas that Mr. Kyes may be able to bring to the meeting. Similar institutes have been held at Mason City, Spencer and many other county seat towns in this vicinity with very great success. Local Boy Chosen as Civic Opera Usher. William Cliff, son of Mr. and Mrs A. K. Cliff, was one of twenty college boys to be chosen as ushers at the Chicago Civic Opera House for the 1930-31 season. William was graduated from the Algona high school with the class of 1930 and is a freshman at the University of Chicago, where he won a scholarship. He is pledged to the Delta Tau Delta fraternity at the university. Emmet County Pioneer Killed. George Lorimer of Estherville, seventy-one years of age, was struck by a car on the streets of Estherville driven >y Leo Sanders, manager of the Sutchlnson Ice Cream Company in hat city Monday evening and died a ew minutes following the accident. Mr. Lorimer was one of the early settl- srs in Jack Creek township, Emmet .ounty. Mrs. Seymour's Barn Burns Near Lakota. Lakota, • November 18. Special: "he large barn on the Mrs. Seymour arm south of town was struck by ghtning early Sunday morning anci urned to the ground. The J. H. Mullarkey 'family who occupy the farm. were fortunate in getting the stock out, but lost several tons of hay. BULLDOGS WHIP HAMPTON 19 TO 7 Judge Clock to Algona Played Great Game of Football at Hampton Last Saturday. OSTRUM AT END WAS BIG STAR OF GAME. will, speak 'at thef Algona's Me todl church next Sunday evening, at seven-' thlrty o'clock. The Judge conies to Algona under the auspices of the Algona Bub-districty Men,'s Brotherhood, and delegations of men are expected from Wesley and Sexton, Titonka and Doan, Burt, Good Hope and South Cresco, Whittemore and Cylinder, LuVerne and Livermore and Algona. Seats in the center section of the church will be reserved for these delegations of men. Judge Clock is a fluent speaker and his prominence on the bench and his wide experience as a judge contribute much to his popularity as a lay speaker. An earnest invitation is extended to all men in Algona and vicinity to Join in the good fellowship of this special occasion and hear an inspiring address. A chorus of men will sing and special male quartet selections will be provided. Other local churches have been invited to send delegations and pastors and a large attendance is confidently expected. The Woman's Home Missionary so- •oiety will hold its meeting this week on Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Whitney. You will be interested in the big district music festival which has been arranged for this winter. Church choirs from all parts of the district are to participate. The Algona high school foot ball team played a bang-up game at Hampton Saturday and won their third game of the season by the score of 19 to 7. It is a queer thing but about every other game the boys show a brand of foot ball which surprises even the most enthusiastic rooters and then the next game they will be down in the depths. Saturday the locals showed what they were capable of and played a game of football which would warm any coaches heart. The backs knew that they ACADEMY LOST TO POCAHONTAS Score Was 7 to 6 in Locals' First Taste of Night Football Friday. ACADEMY PASSES KNOCKED DOWN. Locals Were one Yard from Touchdown as Half Ended. Play Mason City Here Sunday. * The St. Cecelia academy foot ball team lost a hard fought game to the Pocahontas eleven last Friday night at Pocahontas by the score of 7 to 6. The lights bothered the boys to some extent. The locals defeated the same team the week before at the Athletic Park by the score of 20 to 0. In the game at Pocahontas the Algona boys weren't up to their usual brand of hard foot ball. The line and backs were charging straight up and consequently could make little gain. The local passing attack, which had functioned so well the week before, was smothered by Pocahontas who had evidently been well drilled in defense against the pass attack. In the first quarter neither team could get close enough to the coveted goal line for a touchdown although Algona had the better of the running attack. In the second quarter Pocahontas was on the offense most of the time. Kelley of Algona intercepted a Pocahontas pass and dashed 47 yards for the first touchdown of the game, but the locals failed to convert the goal. The academy boys gave Kelley some fine interference on his long run. Algona then kicked off and Pocahontas took the ball down the field by a series of long end runs and good intereference which put the ball on the Algona ten yard stripe. Pocahontas used only end runs to bring the ball to the 10 yard line and then, they smashed through center .from an end jrades^ touchdown^ Ex-Bancroft People Robbed in Waterloo Bancroft, November 18. Special It will be of interest to Bancroft friend to learn of the robbery of the Ed. Brin grocery store in Waterloo Saturday cv enlng shortly before midnight. Tw youthful bandits entered the store nut ordered Mr. Brink and his wife, wh was also in the store to throw up the! hands. Almost Immediately the ban dits fired four shots the bullets crash ing into a self of canned goods a fe\ inches from Mr. Brink's hend. The; then threatened to shoot the year oli dnughter of the Brinks because th child cried while they rifled the casl drawer. They escaped with two him died dollars. The Brink family were former residents of Bancroft, liavlm purchased a grocery store and movec to Waterloo only a few weeks ago. Orton Will Build Toboggan Slide. Clark Orton, clerk of the courts, has erected a nice bungalow on his lane west of the state park. It Is ncarlng completion and will be ready lor oc- cupnncy in a few weeks. He is improving the surroundings and is ar- i-nnglng to build a toboggan slide from tlio top of the hill over the low land to the river. He will purchase soveral toboggans and will invite the town kiddies to enjoy themselves in sliding, one of the healthiest of our door sports. Many Minnesota cities and towns have toboggan slides and the older folks as well as children often enjoy this sport. Miss Eleanor Rahm, bookkeeper at the People's Savings Bank in St. Benedict, who was the victim of a second hold up. to 6,;hi*^their favor. managed to recover a fumbled punt on the Pocahontas ten yard line and then Streit caught a pass bringing the ball to the one yard line as the whistle blew which ended the half. In the third quarter Algona tried hard to gain but the interference was not working and the line was not opening up holes for the backs to go through. The passing attack was completely smothered by the home team and they intercepted a number of long passes. The ball seesawed back and forth In the middle of the field for nearly all of the third WILL ASSESS REAL ESTATE HIGHER New Ruling of Board Will Make Big Change in Assessments Next Year. - BLDGS. AND LAND ASSESSED SEPARATE Board of Assessment and Review Was Given Authority by the Last Legislature. Rice to Open New Theatre Here Soon. N. C. Rice announces that he has purchased the Boettcher building located north of the Gift Shop on North Thorington street and will start immediately to renovate it for a theatre. It. will be called the Thorington Theatre and Community House. The operating booth in the Call Theatre will be connected with the one in the new theatre as both are in line with the present gift shop. The acoustical engineer of the Western Electric Company wired today that he will be herp Saturday to outline the requirements and acoustical treatments which will equal those in the Call. Mr. Rice is one of the most * owners in the state and his many friends wish him success. "SI*! =* game "of"the season? ?£?£%** E! /"the fourth quarteT the ' Algona * nn Innflno- ™ «,„ e , even seemed tQ ^ Ur , ng He( f arty was taken out of the line and put in the back field to hit the line and run ends but the locals could not get up the power to score. Baker did fine punting for St. Cecelia's and Kelley's passing was good but the Pocahontas boys were well coached to knock them down, as they had caused their defeat the Sunday before. The academy team plays the last game of the season next Sunday at the Athletic Park at three o'clock with the fast Mason City academy as their opponents. A large crowd should be on hand to support the boys who have been doing fine playing this year under a considerable handicap. The officals for the game will be Vinson and Moore. The lineup for the Pocahontas game was: LE, Bestenlehner; LT, Baker; LG Robinson; C, Dunn; RG, Kohlhaas; RT Hegarty; RE, Hansen; QB, Llchter- RH, Kelley; LH, Finnell; FB, Capesius'. Veteran Station Agent Here for Vacation. F. A. M. Frost returned to Algona yesterday for a three months' vacation from his duties as station agent at Wirock, Minnesota. Mr. Frost, who is eighty-four years old is a veteran railway man and telegrapher. Mrs. Frost has made her headquarters in Algona this summer, spending part of the time with her husband. Mr. Frost is thu father of Mrs. F. L. Tribon and he and Mrs. Frost have a wide circle of friends ball and there was no loafing on the job. The line was in there fighting and the Hampton team got inside the locals' twenty yard line but once and that was the result of a fumbled punt which was recovered by Hampton on the Algona one-yard line. Even then it took them three downs to put the ball over the goal line, so stubborn was the Bulldog defense. Game Was Bough. The game was quite rough on the part of both teams and consequently during the third quarter good football was abandoned on the part of a few Algonians who were out to get their man as is said of the Northwest Mounted Police. This never gets a team anywhere as they sacrifice team play for a privtae feud and the moment team play Is abandoned the scoring and defensive punch is lacking. Algona should have had another touchdown if the game had lasted a minute or so longer as It ended with the ball in Algona's possession on the Hampton two-yard marker. The Bulldogs made two of then- scores in thu first quarter. The Algona line was a trifle inclined to be over anxious and consequently there were numerous penalties for offsides but it played a whale of a trame and it was better to be offsides than to hang back and be pushed all over the field. The ends turned the plays inside them, sometimes with a loss of yardage. Adams, Barr and Moore played a great game for the locals and Ostrum at end played the Feather Party Next Tuesday Evening. The annual Legion Feather Party will be held at the Legion hall Tuesday evening, November 25, beginning at seven o'clock. There will be turkeys, geese, ducks, and other prizes. The public is invited to come and Join Jn the fun. If you didn't win a bird last year, come and win one Tuesday; if you won one last year, come and win more this year, and if you weren't out to the feather party at all last year, be at the Legion hall next lues- day and see how much fun you can have. John Northrup Dies in Mason City. John Northrup, sixty-four years of age, a former Algonlan, died Sunday night in Mason City at the homo of his. daughter, Mrs. Gerald Herbener. Funeral services were held today in Mason! ,c»}ty, Burial is to be in Lu- Verne, Mrs. Nortlyup is still Jlviaff. and receiving was beyond reproach. He taught a forty yard pass from Samp, being downed on the one yard line. End Around Flay. Blossom proved to be the big ground gainer for Algona, making several runs of twenty to thirty yards and throw- Ing some nice passes. Algona's passing attack was good, completing seven out of nine passes which is an average that any team could be proud of. The Algona back field showed up well on pass defense keeping behind the would-be receiver better than at any time this year, but there is still much to be desired if they expect to break up Eagle Grove's double and triple passes, Pass defense has been a weakness of the locals all year. Hanipton completed a number of short and flat passes but were not able to get The recent session of the general assembly made possible the appointment of a state board of assessment and review and they were vested with the power to make some changes in the present system of assessments. Un- dei the old system a property was given a valuation and the" assessment was made on one-fourth of this value. The board has now planned to assess all property at is real or true value. Buildings will be assessed separately from land. In assessing farm land the assessor will take into consideration the location, roads, school, character of soil, drainage, improvements such as fences, water supply and the crop value of 1930. Buildings are classified according to type, age, dimensions as are barns and other farm buildings, and a depreciation of from two and one-half to seven per cent per year is allowed up to seventy-five per cent. In cities and towns the property is also assessed at its true value. The type of building and construction, age, size or dimensions in square feet, basement, roof, heat, light, water, all modern improvements such as porches and so .forth Is considered Every owner of property will be expected to give the assessor the dimensions of his home, front and depth besides other information asked, under oath. This new order will make the assessor job one that will require much good judgment and ability. Meetings for instructing assessors will be held, perhaps some time next month, at which time some member or representative of the board will be present to answer ques- Robbers Get Away With $216 Last Friday Morning at 11 A. M. The scene of a second hold up of the same bank in less than a month. tions and instruct assessors in their duties. County Club Horses Meet Tragic End The horses owned by the Countr., Club seem to be fated for tragic ends Several weeks ago the old bay hors wandered from his pasture which run. along the river in the woods just eas of the number four green, and nu through the fence onto the railroad right of way. Later It was found dead killed by the train. The club hue aurchased the horse last spring to take the place of the black one that slippec on the Ice while spending the wintei in the Crawford pasture. The horse was so badly Injured that it died. The old gray horse which the club has owned since 1925 evidently became lonesome tramping the pasture alone and about a week after -the bay was found dead, it wandered out through the same hole in the fence, and perhaps Intentionally, perhaps not, stood on the railroad track in the face of an approaching train. Last week the club received a check for one hundred dollars for the death of the two horses. When W. A. Vigars carried off the first carcass he remarked that besides getting a dead horse he'd make enough for a dozen golf balls. After getting the second horse, he should have enough golf balls to last him for some time to come. The club will probably purchase new horses in the spring as the tractor alone Is' noti completely satisfactory for the upkeep of the nine for the upkeep of the hilly fairways. The horses picked a convenient time to die because about forty dollars for their winter board will be saved. Union Twp. Lady Raising Turkeys. Mrs. Louis Bode, who with her family lives just north of town on the old Barr farm, now owned by Mrs. S. C. Spear, has raised a fine flock of turkeys this year and expects to market about thirty of the gobblers this week for the Thanksgiving trade. Mrs. Bode has a flock of eighty-five turkeys this year and has been raising a flock of turkeys each season for the past five or six years. She flnds turkey raising easier and more profitable than raising chickens, although the price is not as good as that of last year. She will ship her turkeys direct to Chicago and expects to get thirty-four cents pel- pound In Chicago, she to pay the carrying charges. Mrs. Bode is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lamuth of Algona, a former school teacher and a very capable woman. Besides her many farm household duties she finds ;ime to serve the Upper Des Moines- Republican in a very efficient manner as correspondent from Union township. Weather Has Been Warm for the Week. The weather for the past week has, or the most part been quite warm, Ithough It looked like Sunday was the orerunner of a hard winter. Howeve/, Monday brought clear skies and warm- r weather again. in Algona. They may conclude to spend the winter in California visiting relatives. within scoring distance. Algona used an end around play which worked to perfection, the third time it was used Ostrum got the short pass from Blossom and dashed thlrty- tisven yards for a touchdown. The' whole Algona team was blocking on tfte play and the onjy defensive man left standing was the Hampfon safety man. Blmkman was unable to play tn the- Hampton game on account of itaess but will be ready toy the Thanksgiving game, part MedDi J# out of the game with a broken wrist received in the Port Dodge game and will not play in the last game of the season. Samp received a badly dim- aped hip, but it is thought that he will be all right within the next few days. Bonham Worried. Coach Bonham is worried over the Inability of the locals to stop passes and if they do not learn before the Eagle Grove game they stand a good chance of being defeated. The Eaglets always put up a battle royal with Algona and this game arouses more interest than any other game on the Algona schedule. This will be the last game for every man in the line with the exception of Cowan, and Samp. Blossom and Blinkman will be lost to the back field. The Algona lineup for the Hampton game was as follows: LE, Cowan; LT, Adams; LG, Barr; C, Moore; RG, Runchey; RT, Parsons; RE, Ostrum; QB, K. Medin; LH, Raney; RH, Samp; and PB, HUton. Subs were Jordon and Monlux at tackle; Hargreaves at center; Norman and Blossom, halves; Parsons, fullback and Samp, quarter- bap];. Bancroft Child Drowns in Tank. Bancroft, November 18. Special: Maurice Charles Kramer, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Kramer, met death accidently Saturday morning at about eleven o'clock when he fell in a tank of water near the barn and was drowned. Funeral services were held at St. John's Catholic church Monday morning at nine o'clock, Rev. J D Pisch officiating. Pall bearers were Ronald Welp, Paul Inman, Joseph Murray and Joseph Nurre. Besides his parents, he leaves to mourn his loss, one sister ancj three brothers. Infant Son of Leasons Died. Union, November 17. Special: The Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leason, Jr., which had not been strong since birth, passed away last week. Burial took place last Thursday at the Burt cemetery after short services at the Leason home, conducted by the Rev. J. L. Coleman, Presbyterian pastor of Algona. The little one, their first born, was named Richard Robert, and was two weeks old. Mj. and Mrs. Leason have the synnpaithy of their many friends and neighbors jn the oss of their little one. Algona "150" Trips to Iowa Blues Deluxe. The Happy Pastime dancing club met for the first time last Monday evening at the K. of C. hall. About seventy-five couples capered to the strains of the well known Iowa Blues orchestra de luxe. A few, just a few, of the socially inclined males dragged their tuxedos out the moth balls anc pretended they were at the Gold Room of Congress hotel or the main dining room of the Hotel Astor in ordei to keep up with their wives who were decked out in evening gowns like the Queen of Sheba on her way to proposition Solomon. Most of the participants, however, kept to their good old Iowa business clothes, although the Lord knows there isn't much business In Iowa at present. At any rate everybody enjoyed a good time. Former Algona Man Dines with President. Gardner Cowles, former prominent Algona man, now publisher of the Des Molnes Register & Tribune, was a guest of President Hoover in Washington, D. O., last Wednesday night at a dinner attended by Secretary of War Hurley and a number of other men nationally prominent. Mr. Cowles was In the national capital attending a meeting of the committee on conservation and administration of the public doman of which he is a member. Wednesday 53 Thursday .'.'.'.' "09 Friday G0 Saturday gg Sunday, rain .81 .M Monday 56 Tuesday .'.'.'.'59 High Low 34 38 47 55 33 37 34 Veterinarians Met at Goldfield Eighty members of the Upper low. Veterinary Association met in Goldilek Thursday. The district covers nv counties, Kossuth, Wright, Cerro Gor do, Hancock and Winnebago. A din ner was served in Memorial hall and a program given. ELEANOR RAHM IS AGAIN THE VICTIM. Uobbcm Stole Pheasant Hunters' Car Near Tltonkn. Sot Fire to Car Near Corwlth. The People's Savings Bank of St. Benedict was robbed Friday morning about eleven o'clock for the second time within twenty days. The robbers escaped with $215. Miss Eleanor Rahm, the teller who was In the bank October 25 when the bandits escaped with $2200 was again the victim of the robbers. H. E. Erdman, a customer, was in the bank when two of the bandits entered. A third robber waited outside in a car. Both men were masked while in the previous robberly only one had his face covered. According to the witnesses the two who entered the bank were in the neighborhood of twenty- one years of age and were dressed in overalls. They characterized the work as that of amateurs. • Operator Notified. The telephone operator at St. Bene-' diet was notified and in turn noti- led all the surrounding county officers, to be on the look out for the bandits. As soon as the men eritered the? bank Erdman and Miss Rahm were ordered to elevate their hands. According to the story, Miss Rahm, In- tcad of raising them, laid down on he floor as she was ordered to do In ,he first robbery. It is understood that he bandit thought she was going after a gun and went through the cage window after her. When he saw what she vas doing he told her to open up the ault. When she protested that the. ime lock was on, the robbers scooped up all the loose cash In the drawera nd fled. Escaped In Dodge Car. ,, They escaped in a blue Dodge sedan .nd headed east, and south toward IT Sheriff .L. E, H6"vey was notified „_ „ he hurried to UWiScene and trailed the.'*', oandlt car to a ade road near Cor- ?' Jwith. It had' been set on flre and" shoved into a dredge ditch, The floor boards were still burning when he arrived but the robbers bad made' a clean getaway. It Is believed that* they had a confederate following them, in another car. It Is also believed that the car was fired in order to destroy all the finger prints. It would seem that the robbers were cool-headed thugs from the way they worked and in having enough nerve to pull a second hold up within a month at the same place. Use Stolen Car. After the robbery had been accomplished, Sheriff Hovey was notified that the Dodge cor had been stolen from a road near Titoiika a li'.tle while before the job was accomplished. It belonged to G. C. Pilcher, an auto- dealer at Sac City. He, in company with a party of friends, were hunting: near Titonka and had left the car standing in the road while they were shooting pheasants in a nearby field 1 . Another car, a Bulck belonging to one of the party, was standing near the Dodge, and the robbers took out the distributor so that the car would not run. It all appeared to be a well- planned job although the stealing of the car must have been on the spur of the moment. Up to this time the officers have no clue as to who the guilty parties were. The robbery was the 20th bank robbery in Iowa so far this year and was the second for St. Benedict. Art Rosenmeyer of St. Benedict was sentenced to life imprisonment soon after the other robbery when he was arrested near the robbers' abandoned car. He confessed to being implicated In the robbery of the Bank of Lu- Verne on August 20, and an effort was made to implicate him in the robbery of the St. Benedict bank but it was unsuccessful. The first time the bank was robbed Miss Rahm and two customers were locked in the vault but were able to break the lock and spread the alarm. E. F. Rahm is cashier of the St. Benedict bank. District Meetings to be Held for Taxes. The state board of assessments and review have called a series of district meetings for county auditors, treasurers and supervisors, including the officers recently elected for the purpose of discussing and instructing officers regarding their duties and the new taxation rulings. The nearest north Iowa meeting will be held at Mason City, Friday, November 28. J. J. Sherman Wins Suit of Clothes. J. J. Sherma^of Bancroft was the winner of the suit of clothes which was given away by the Kraft-Misbach store recently as an incentive toward buy- Ing goods at the closing out sale. < Injured Algonians Are Recovering. Reports from Glendale, California, are that Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Jasperson are improving nicely after their automobile accident last week. Mr. Jasperson suffered internal injuries and a blood clot. Mrs. Jasperson was thought to have a fractured skull, but happily it wasn't She had a large gash on her head and ner body was terribly bruised. Their son, Oran, and his wife and baby were unhurt. It seems that they were driving down a boulevard and another car came from a side street and hit thenu The Jasperson car was completely de- nolished. The other Jasperson child•en who drove out to California from Algona last week are expected back in a few days. / One Applicant for Sexton Post Office. One applicant, Herman Wise, ap- eared Saturday and wrote the inations before Secretary M. J. f the Algona post office for the ionof post master at Bexton y the resignation of M. E.' ^ '

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