The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 26, 1930 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 26, 1930
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—Ten Pages. UPPER OES MOINKS, 44th TEAR THE REPUBLICAN, 88th TEAR ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20,1930 VOL. 28.—NO. 24 ST. BENEDICT BANK BET LIFE MINK WORTH $3000 STOLEN ON FRIDAY Merle Wellendorf has Forty-seven Alaskan Mink Stolen from Pens. CYANIDE GAS USED BY THE THIEVES. Believe Culprits to be Experienced Fur Men as They Took Only Ones to be Used for Breeding Purposes. Merle Wellendorf had the misfortune to have forty-seven of his ta?st miuk stolen last Friday night from nis p^n-j near the fair grounds. The thieves also took one Fitch fern! 1 ;. The culprits were experienced fur men as they took only the mink which ware to be used for breeding purposes. They left twenty-seven which Merle had intended to pelt. Cyanide gas was used in the pens to put the mink to sleep in order that the work could be done quietly. It took the thieves two or three hours to remove the mink as they had to gas every pen and then carry the mink to their car. ' The men left a gas can near the pens. It is thought they used heavy gloves when they handled the animals. Authorities all over this part of the country are on the look out for the thieves Including representatives from the Wallaces' Farmer through which Merle is protected. The stolen mink were worth in the neighborhood of $2,000.00. Loyd Wellendorf, a brother of Merle, had some work to do so got up at three-thirty Saturday morning and turned on lights in the house but did not hear any disturbance. However it is thought that the lights frightened the thieves and ended their work before it was finished. As the mink are fed but. once a day the loss was not discovered until-ten o'clock; ~ '" •' '•" *" Tr. ^I* is fiie pel that the mink will be -found alive as Ihe thieves will, in all probability, pelt them and sell the fur. Senator Patterson A Pleasant Caller. Senator George W. Patterson of Burt was in Algona today and called at the Upper Des Moines-Republican office, where he is always welcome whether we argee with his ideas or not. Senator Patterson, who is a memUer of the tax revision committee for Iowa, says that a report of that body will be submitted December 7, in which the lines of a state income tax will be laid down for the consideration of the coming general assembly. • Senator Patterson has decided views on all public matters and is not afraid to state exactly where he stands, which is refreshing at any rate in these days of pussyfooting politicians. We don't believe that a state income tax will lower the property tax one cent, but George is very convincing in his argument, and perhaps the farmers who are now for it will know more about how it works two years from now. Local Fans to See Army-N. D. Game. A number of local people and two from Whittemore are planning to attend the Army-Notre Dame football game in Chicago, November 29. This game has been held in New York City and on Ihe Plains of West Point every year since 1913 but the game was transferred this year to Chicago for the first time. A crowd of 125,000 people will attend the game. Those from this vicinity who are going are Dr. and Mrs. F. C. Scanlan, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Pletch, Dr. O. H. Cretzmeyer and son, Charles, L. E. Llnnan, W. W. Sullivan, and Dr. J. W. McCreery of Whittemore and Father C. P. Sweeney now of Fort Dodge. Advertising Puts Over Rummage Sale. It pays to advertise in the Upper Des Moines-Republican. Mrs. F. L. Tribon took over the stock in the Galbraith store last Friday morning and put on a rummage sale on nearly $3,000.00 worth of goods. Saturay night the store was all but cleaned out by customers from Britt, Buffalo Center, Bancroft, West Bend as well as Algona. She ran an ad in this paper which came out two days before the sale. Mrs. Tribon's method in handling rummage sales is of outstanding success. One Jailed, One Fined for Drunkenness. "Nick Simon of Blverdale township was given thirty days in jail by Justice A. Hutchison last week for drunkenness. Ted Gerdis of Harrison township was fined ten dollars and costs for drunkenness by Mr. Hutchison last week which were paid. The costs am. punted, to $32.00. * — Hand Found ead Near West Bend. JohnNM- Happel, a farm hand work- Ing ntiff West Bend, was fouud dead yesterday following the severe storm. High School Has Hard Basket Ball Schedule. High school basket ball practice started with a bang on Monday of this week. The high school faces one of the hardest and longest schedules ever before attempted by an Algona team. There has been much more interest shown this year in basket ball than has been shown in previous years and with six lettermen back from last year's team, the locals should show up well on the court. Only one letterman was lost to the squad. Last year the boys had a rather mediocre season due to the fact that they were all inexperienced. This year the team is eligible to enter the county tournament and the district state tournament. If they are successful In those they will no doubt take part In the state tournament. When the new school house is completed there will be two gymnasiums which will give the grade youngsters a chance to learn the rudiments of basket ball before they reach high school. Coach Bonham expects to have four squads out this year, the freshmen, two varsities and the noon squad. Mr. Bonham states that athletic programs are arranged now In such a manner that they reach about two-thirds of the high school. The physical education program includes boxing, wrestling, floor and appartus work and tumbling. Later in year the students will give an athletic exhibition showing all the different phases of the physical education program, The basket ball schedule for the year is as follows: December 12—West Bend, here. December 16—Britt, here. January 9—Swea City, here. January 13—West Bend, there. January 20—Swea City, there. January 23—Open. January 27—Britt, there. January 30—Eagle Grove, here. January 31—Emmetsburg, here. February 3—LuVerne, there. February 7—Emmetsburg, there. February 10—Humboldt, there. February 13—Webster City, here. February 20—Llvermore, there. February 21—Hampton, there. February 24—Clear Lake, there. February 28—Llvermore, here. Mrs. J. S.-Auner Makes 'Again"tKe""Algo:na'"litera ( the book review page of the Des Molnes Sunday Register. Mrs. J. S. Auner, who with T. H. Chrischilles, la a regular contributor to this page, had a review In last Sunday's issue. The book was a new one by Radclyffe Hall, called "A Saturday Life." Mrs. Auner says of the book, "With a bit of age old tradition concerning the incarnation of the spirit, as the background, and a set of the author's usual abnormal English women characters; one endures the numerous, bewildering, transitory stages; arriving at 'The Final Path' to happiness:Marriage and Motherhood. A modern novel with an antique ending." .Radclyffe Hall, the author, also wrote "The Well of Loneliness," which was a widely read novel last year and which dealt with homosexuality. Judge Clock Talks to Large Audience. Judge S. A. Clock of Hampton spoke at the Methodist church Sunday evening . on behalf of the M. E. Brotherhood of the county. Judge Clock's topic was "Good Citizenship," and he talked to a large audience. In his address he touched strongly on the existing conditions in Chicago and on prohibition. He attributed the crime situation to dishonesty in politics. Judge Clock is one of the circuit Judges in the eleventh district. About forty years ago he lived in Algona with his parents for a period of a few years and his father built the Clark Peck house on North Thorington. He has a brother who is a judge in California. Merchants and Clerks Meeting Successful. Harry L. Kyes of St. Paul, who is prominent in the National Merchants' Association, was in charge of the meeting here sponsored by the National Retail Merchants' Association at the court house last Thursday afternoon and evening. P. A. Egland of St. Paul gave a talk on advertising. Seventeen towns were represented in the afternoon meeting which was for the employers. The court house was nearly filled. The evening meeting was for the employees. The Algona meeting was regarded as the best in the district which included Sheldon, Hawarden, Spencer and Mason City. Red Cross Drive Starts Here Monday. The annual Red Cross drive in Algona starts Monday, December 1. The county is pretty well cleaned up with the drive. The chairmen of the wards are as follows: First Ward, Mrs. W. C. Dewel; Second Ward, W. A. Foster and Mrs. F. H. Webster; Third Ward, Mrs. D. D. Paxson; Fourth Ward, Mrs. Milton Norton. The chairmen will have a number of assistants. Whittemore Youth Gets 10 Year Sentence. Roy Leininger, 23, of near Whittemore, was taken to Anamosa Monday by Sheriff L. E. Hovey In company with Barton and Brownsfled convicted bank robbers. Leininger was given ten years tor forgery last week. KOSSUTH REGISTERS FEWER AUTOS Much Road Work Done in Past Season. Experimenting with Oil. NINETY MILES OF ROAD GRAVELLED. Shortage of Gravel for Road Work. Over Three Thousand Hunting Licenses Issued. Co, News. Clerk Pearson in County Treasurer Kruse's office, has charge of the automobile business. He reports that daring the year he has to date Issued 7763 automobile licenses, which is 202 les? than were issued during 1929. However, more truck licenses have been sold this year than last. In 1929 but 850 were Issued and this year the number has reached 953. There may be a few more numbers sold, but after December 1, purchasers of new cars will only purchase the 1931 plates. Kossuth Road Work. County Engineer H. M. Smith reports that much road work was done in the county this year, but as cold weather approaches, this will be discontinued. During the season about thirteen and one-half miles of paving was laid, twelve miles on Number Nine between Lakota and Swea City and about a mile and a half on Number Eighteen just north of Algona. The state highway commission has two buildings in the county, one at Algona and one at Gerled. During the summer Kossuth county graveled about ninety miles of the roads besides grading about seventy miles, getting It ready for gravel or hard surface, besides resurfacing many miles of old gravel roads. Experiment With Tarvia. Gravel is very scarce in some parts of the.county and but two or three of the.large pits are being operated. Because of- this the supervisors are doing niAX*\~CWV/w»*'»A' ! "»wt i \qUv»* . w* -»,»m«™— were' covered with this substance. Owing, to some defects, this work is being done over and if it proves satisfactory more roads will be treated. It is said that the icost is not much and these roads will be finished as cheap or cheaper than gr«vel where resurfacing is necessary. The county owns sheds for road equipment and material at Algona, Wesley, Lone Bock, Ti- tonlca and Swea City. Besides the road work, the county has erectec nearly fifty miles of snow fences to protect the highways from the drift, of snow. Hunting Licenses Issued. County Recorder, Mrs. Laura Paine, reports the sale of 3168 resident hunting licenses and five more non-residence licenses. The fee for citizens of Iowa is one dollar but residents of other states must pay fifteen dollars for a license. She reports that a man, his wife and daughter called at the office recently, who reside in Illinois, and he paid over $45 for a license for each of the privilege of hunting pheasants. She has also issued 162 trapping licenses. The fees are one dollars for ten or less tr a ps and ten dollars -or thirty-five traps. She reports the sale of three ten dollar licenses. Issue Marriage Licenses. County Clerk Orton is always very busy when court is in session and with the large number of transcripts and other legal documents that pass through his hands, he is frequently obliged to work nights to keep his records up to date. Among his duties, he issues the marriage licenses and during the past year to date, has issued 135 licenses that have made legal that number of weddings. Five have been issued this month: August Robinson, Irvington, and Matilda C. Lohse, Bu.rt; George Damm a n and Jean Blok of Sanhnrn; Thos. Shealer and Erna Nass, Whittemore; Arnold Maxwell, Rodman, and Gladys Dassen, West Bend. Auditor Issues Dog Licenses. County Auditor Bertha Johnson has just about caught up with her work resulting from the election and with her efficient force is getting down to the regular routine of work. Among her duties she issues the dog licenses for Kossuth county «nd this year the dog population reported is 2582, or abbut one dog for every ten people. The records and work of the auditor's office increases every year and with thu changes that are in evidence with the taxation laws, they will have a busy time after the first of the year. County Sheriff's Office. With b"nk robberies, forgeries and bootlegging, Sheriff Hovey has been going some during the past few weeks. He has made an enviable record in the state by the capture and sentence of three bank robbers during the past month and is continually on the trail of law breakers. He is ably assisted by his deputies, Everett Harris and ex-Sheriff Claude Samson and the assistance of state men. County Attorney Shumway as prosecuting attorney is also busy performing his duties. County Treasurer. County Treasurer Kruse probably receives more calls at this time of the year than any other county official. The delinquent tax list was the largest in years and as the penalty increases property owners are calling and paying taxes as rapidly as possible. During the month of December, when the new automobile .licenses will be put on sale, he will have many more callers. County Superintendent. County Superintendent Wm. Shirley reports that he has no shortage of EXTRAVAGANCE The Cause oi Hard Times We often read articles in newspapers laying the blame for the present tight times on some political party, the dry weather and other artificial causes. Not a writer has had the nerve to tell us just what has caused most of the present hard times. They are afraid to offend someone by telling the truth. Of course no one likes to have some one tell them that we arc to blame for much of the hard times today, we brought it upon ourselves. Nevertheless, all of us have been spending money like drunken sailors, on shore leave, says the Wall Lake Blade, and so have our children, our maid servants and our man servants. We have lived beyond our means, and have had no thought of laying away any money for our old age. We have even encouraged our children to become spendthrifts, and they who have things to sell have given us much en- courasemcnt with their easy payment, sales talks. We are spending faster than we earn it. Men in high places have worked to have their salaries increased, and some of them have spent the taxpayers' money just like nobody's business! Many of us have gone wild playing the old game of not letting Jones drive a better car, his family wear better clothes or throw a more expensive party. We have made trips to the lakes sea shore and mountains when we should have used the price of the trips to pay the butcher, doctor, and groceryman what we owe them.. Our homes have become only a parking place for the clothes we are not taking along on our vacation and other trips. We have had no thought of pay day, or who will pay for digging our graves, and will there be enough money left to buy a stone to place at the head of our graves. We have removed from the walls of our home the old fashioned mo.tto, "No Place Like Home." We now have in its place such mootoes as "The Lord will Provide" and "Six more Payments and the Old Boat Will be Mine." We have not only been extravagant in our living but we have caused our children to ..believe that silk stockings and. silk is none to good ' " NOVEMBER TERM OF COURT IN SESSION Last Term for Judge Lovrien Who Retires January First. GRAND JURY IN SESSION THIS WEEK. Only Equity and Non-Jury Cases Dur- IIIR Present Week. Petit Jury Meets on Tuesday. .. ... we have overlooked the fact that the old pendulum not only swings forward but also backward, that wo have always had periods of lean time- as well as fat times, and that poverty in old age is apt to be the lot of al) of us even if we do now boast of a fat bank account. Riches have wings and what makes the case so hard to cure is the fact that, no one wants to take the lead in cutting out the extravagances. Nevertheless, there's one consoling thought. Every county has caused to be erected a beautiful poor house, and they are always ready for company. Judge P. C. Lovrein of Humboldt convened the November term of the Kossuth county district court Monday. By a ruling only equity and non- Jury cases are heard during the first week of court. Next Tuesday the petit jury will report and jury trials will be in order. Numerous Criminal Cases. i i, Nineteen criminal cases appear on the docket and twelve of them are for violation of the laws pertaining to liquor, one for attempted bribery, two for wife desertion, one for larceny and two for issuing false statements foi credit, also one for obtaining property under false pretense. The cases listed are as follows: State vs Ole Romstad, nuisance; state vs Virgil Schrader, driving car while intoxicated; state vs C. E. Johnson, obtaining property under false pretense state vs R. Oesterreicher, possession of liquor; state vs R. Ocsterreichcr, attempted bribery; state vs P. J. Amen transporting liquor; state vs Leslie Kahl, driving car while intoxicated sjtate vs Eugene Beenken, drunkenness; state vs P. L. Phillips, wife desertion; state vs Vance Law, driving car while intoxicated; state vs Orvilli Crouch, transporting liquor; state v: R. Coleman, driving car while intoxi cated; state ys Alfred Grill, possession of liquor and state vs Mrs. Alber Barnes and Jerry Barnes, larceny state vs O. D. Adams, driving car whil 4htoxicatedustatevvs; Jcjhn Kressin, de ^'ti Joy Shot in Leg Runs to Town. Everett Bowman, son of Mrs. J. W. Bowman, was nccldently shot Saturday boul noon when he was hunting west f the Milwaukee trestle. When he cached the railroad right of way, he ook his gun apart as Is required by uintlng laws, but he did not remove he cartridge from the barrel. As he valked along the track he accldently dropped the gun and the cartridge exploded with the result thai the shot ivcnt through the calf of his leg, which wns flexed and lodged in his thigh about halfway between his knee and ilp. A freight train was on the trestle arosg the river so the boy waded Jirough the river, ran most of tho way o town and hurried to the office ol 3r. W. D. Andrews. An operation wns performed which removed the imbed- led shot from the thigh and the boj _s making rapid recovery. With the aid of crutches he will We able to go to school the first of next week. There s a shallow place in the river neai ic trestle where the old singe coach ;roll crossed and there the boy could wade through without much trouble but he showed a lot of pluck to do it and run most of the way to town Everett is a high school boy. Dr. Kenefick Gave Talk on Tuberculosis. Dr. M. J. Kenefick gave a short taHc on Christmas seals and tuberculosis at the Rotary meeting Monday. The doctor gave an account of tuberculosis in the early days, how it is transmitted, and emphnsized the fact that while in the early days it was considered incurable, it is now known to be preventable and curable. The fight is going on hi the state and the funds derived from the sale of Christmas seals is used to fight the disease, the number of cases being reduced in the past few years fifty per cent. He spoke of it "s being the duty of every citizen to purchase seals and meet the quota of Kossuth county. Mrs. Claude Sampson is county chairman. Three Bootleggers Arrested on Monday Marshall Floyd Newville received a tip that three suspicious characters were hanging around the Northwestern hotel and when he, in company with State Agent Ray' Scott, investigated Monday they found the men had eleven half pints, four full pints and two gallon cans of alcohol in suit cases which they were about to leave with. The names of the men were Ralph Gillette, Fred Krueger and Joe Moore. They have been in Algona for three or four weeks and had worked at odd jobs around this vicinity besides bootlegRing. Krueger was released from the state reformatory at Anamosa about five months ago after serving a five year sentence for grand larceny. The men were taken before Justice A. Hutchison Monday night and were bound over to the grand jury under bonds of $500.00 each, which they were unable to furnish. Billy Godden Underwent Operation. Billy Godden, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Godden, was taken very ill Saturday and early Sunday morning was operated on for a ruptured appendix. He is reported as doing as well as could be expected. teachers and that the schools are all being well attended and with the well qualified teachers much is being accomplished. Will Organize Choirs. A county school choir will be organized in the county. Prof. C. A. Fullerton of Cedar Falls was in the city on Saturday and held a meeting attended by County Superintendent Shirley and about fifty rural teachers were present. In the afternoon about ninety children were present at school for practice. the high Schultz, issuing false statement of ere dit; state vs Joe Smith, driving ca while intoxicated; and state vs Char lotte Schwartz, issuing false state ment of credit. Eight Divorce Cases. Eight divorce cases appear as fol lows: Mabel Doss vs Lawrence Doss Agnes Shipler vs Ralph Shlpler; Caro line Brandt vs Martin Brandt; John W. Blinkman vs Minnie Blinkman; Henry Jensen vs Esther Jensen; Lot Trainer vs James A. Trainer; Ros Loper vs Dale Loper; and Amy John son vs Ernest Johnson. Grand Jury in Session. The grand jury convened Monday with the following members: Chas. E. Chubb, Algona, foreman; Nick Altman, LuVerne; Frank Capesius, Algona; Martin Duffy, Whittemore; Wm Franke, Elmore; Archie Sanford, Lu- Verne; and Mike Weisbrod, Fenton. Miss Helen Zittritsch is the clerk. R. A. Palmer is serving at bailiff. Twenty Year Old Webster City Youths Confess to St. Benedict Robbery. TAKEN TO ANAMOSA LAST MONDAY. Local Ranch has 28 Pair of Silver Foxes. T. J. Vincent and Oscar Wegmulle: drove a truck to the Lincoln Highwaj, Silver Fox ranch near Cedar Rapid: last week and returned with twenty eight pair of foxes for the Algonquii southeast of Algona. The timber on the Algonquin has been cleared awa> and thirty pens, all 30 by 0, hav been put in inside a guard fenci which stretches around the clearing A barn has been moved to the ranch and it has been fixed over into guard house. A glass tower will soo be put on the top of it in order t give a panoramic view to all of th pens. The loft has been made over so tha the caretaker can live there throughou the winter. A bungalow will be bull in the summer. Mr. Wegmuller, th caretaker, Is an experienced hand wit foxes, having previously worked at th Lincoln Highway ranch, which is own ed by O. W. Lawrence, who is inter ested in the Algonquin along with " Annual Farm Bureau Meeting December 16. The Kossuth county farm bureau annual meetin -gehlweilibl annual meeting will be held in Algona all clay Tuesday, December 16. The executive board and program committees are busy with plans to make this meeting entertaining as well as a summary or achievement day for the undertakings of the past year. Reports of officers and employed agents will be read in the morning and election of county officers' will take place at noon. Lunch will be served after the election of officers. Addison Parker of Des Moines, who is well acquainted with agricultural problems, and a close friend of Henry Wallace, will give the main address. Other features of the day will include selections by a rural orchestra, sinRiiiH: by rural quartettes and a report on the essay contest on "Why Mother and Father should belong to the Farm Bureau." All members of the farm bureau should attend the mcetlne as they will hear constructive talks and will be well entertained. Mrs. John Loss is Critically 111. Trvington November 24. Specials- John Loss received a telegram Sunday afternoon from the Iowa City hospital stating that his wife who was taken tlier recently was seriously ill and not expected to live. Mr. Loss and the two eldest children, Rosella and John and Mr. Loss' brother, Steven, left on Sunday afternoon at four o'clock for Iowa City in Steven Loss 1 car. Mildred, tho three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Loss is staying with her aunt, Mrs. Steven Loss and family. Mrs. John Loss has been in ill health for the past two years. Fined and Jailed for Drunken Driving. Joe Smith, a farm hand from Whit- Itemore was fined $300.00 and costs and given three months in jail bv Judge Fred Lovrlen Saturday. Smith was guilty of driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Two hundred dollars of the fine was suspended but his driving license was taken away for a year. Anyone w a silver fox at close range Is welcom to call at the ranch and look thei over. During the breeding season which will start in two or three week no one will be admitted inside tr enclosure. Algona Man Hit With Black Jack Walter Emerson of the Emerson < Bpeichcr repair shop, had an cxper ence about one o'clock Sunday morn ing, which he does not care to hav repeated. He was about to go into th door of his shop from the alloy in bac of the Call Theatre when some on reached out and tapped him on th skull with a black jack. It put hit to sleep for about fifteen minute; When he came to he notified the offic ers but they were unable to find an clues as Emerson is at a loss wh anyone would want to test a black jack on, him. It is thought by som that there had been a poker gam above one of the nearby stores an that the assailant was waiting to ge back some losings. He must have see his mistake in the man as he didn' touch anything belonging to Emerson Lilly Blinkman Hurt in Auto Crash Miss Lilly Blinkman Is confined t her home with two ribs and her bac wrenched as the result of an automo bile accident which happened Satui day. She was returning to her wor at the Graham store and was drivin a Pontlac coach which belongs to he brother, John, who is the well know mechanic at the Algona Motor Sale company. At the Chrischilles come of North and Thorington streets he car was struck by one coming froi the east driven by Mrs. W. J. Bourni The Blinkman car was tipped over an quite badly damaged. Mrs. Bourn was not injured and her car was no damaged to speak of. The damage were covered by insurance. Only Postage Stamps on Face of Mail. The postal department has ruled that Christmas or other adhesive stamps or labels in aid of charitable objects must be affixed to the back of all mail articles and not to the address side of the covers. Only postage stamps should be placed on the address side of letters and parcels. Articles bearing non postage stamps contrary to this ruling will not Be dispatched from the post office, but will be returned to the sender, if known. Otherwise they will be sent to the dead letter division. Jarton was Arrested in LaCrosse, Wi*- consin, and Brownflcld in Webster City Lafll Thursday. Two twenty year old youths, one from Webster City and one from La- Jrossc Wisconsin, wero arrested last Thursday for robbing the People's Savings Bank in St. Benedict Novem- jer 14. They arc Lyie Emory Brown- Held and Lyie Barton.' Brownfleld was arrested at Webster City at his room early Thursday morning by Sheriff L. E. Hovey, State Agent Ray Scott, County Attorney O. D. Shumway and Webster City officers. Barton wns arrested in a cafe in LaCrosse after the police of that city had boon notified that he was wanted. The two boys were brought to Algona and appeared before Justice A. Hutchison on tho charge of entering a bank with intent to rob. They were bound over to the grand jury under ten thousand dollar bonds. Both Confess. A short time later both broke down under an Intensive grilling by the local officers assisted by Scott and siRn- cd confessions Implicating each other and also a third man < for whom a search is under way. They then appeared before Judge Fred Lovrien on Friday and pleaded guilty and were sentenced to life Imprisonment at the state reformatory in Anamosa. They were taken to Anamosa Tuesday by Sheriff Hovey and W- E. McDonald- Brownfleld's wife'is'reported to be seriously ill in a Fort Dodge hospital. The St. Benedict bank was robbed under similar circumstances twice within a month. Th^'i first time the robbers escaped with'about $2500,and the second time $215.00, Miss Eleanor Rahnvthe bookkeeper, was in the bank both times. The firstf. bandits, have, as yet, not beefi appre^Mided/^Arth- ur Wenmeyer,: of ,f*» «* " — Visiting Here from the Canadian Border, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Clark and family vho live at International Falls, Minnesota, arrived in Algona Monday evening, having driven from the border that day. They will visit Mr. and Mrs. Clark's parents over Thanksgiving and expect to leave for their home Sunday. Mr. Clark is in the government service and is located a*. International Falls. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Clark and Mrs. Clark's parents are Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Freeh. of LuVerne In August'and it Js thought that the'^ama.gang robbed the one at St. Benedict'the "first 1 -time. ^ - ' Brownfleld and Barton, as far as the information goes, were suspected by state Agent Scott who put the sheriff of Wetfster City on the .trail. It was found that neither one of the boys had been at home tha night before the robbery and that Brownfleld had returned to Webster City late Friday afternoon. Barton, however, had gone to LaCrosse and the V, officers there were notified to pick him up. Arrested In Cafe. Barton was in a cafe in LaCrosse when an officer entered and recognized him. He called for several other officers and they made the arrest. The officers found two guns on one of the boys arrested with Barton and two shot guns in the car. One of the boys also carried a blackjack. They had been making the rounds of the booze Joints in LaCrosse before the arrest. One of the boys is reported to have been afraid the Iowa lad had come back to "bump him off" for some previous job they had pulled, according to reports from the Wisconsin city. In order to pull the St. Benedict job 1 the boys stole a car belonging to G. C. Pilcher of Sac City, who had 'left it parked near a field near Tl- tonka. He was huntlne pheasants. They used this car in the town and then made their getaway to a spot south of Corwith and burned it. Their own car followed them and nicked them up. Another Confesses. Tuesday, John Peters, 18, of Webster City, is reporter) to have admitted that he was associated with the St. Benedict robbery. He pled guilty to stealing a car belonging to a man from Fort Dodge and said that it was to have been used in robbing a bank in Oelwein. He was sentenced to fifteen years at the reformatory in Anamosa. Officers are seeking Myron Martin, of Fort Dodge, as an alleged member of the gang that robbed the St. Benedict bank and attempted to hold up the Austinville, Iowa, bank last week. Kossuth Holds Record. Kossuth county now holds a record of three convictions within a month of bank robberies which is a mark for other counties to shoot at. The Kossuth county officers were also instrumental in obtaining the arrest of Lawrence Degan in Minneapolis, who was Bosenmeyer's companion in the Lu- Verne robbery. County Savings Bank to Pay Dividend. It is understood that the receiver for ' the old Algona County Savings Bank will pay anchor ten per cent dividend tu depositors some time before the first of the new year. This dividend will be the fourth paid since the closing of the bank October 29, 1927, a little over three years ago. Receiver Miller and his helper, Joel Herbst, have been bi:sy collecting in the assets of both of the old Algona banks, the Algona State and County Savings, since their closing, both on the same day, and have done well considering the hard times. A considerable amount of tn& stock assessments still remain unpaid, but it is expected that practically of the assessment against stockholders all of the Algona State Bank will eventual lybe paid, and a dividend is expected' from that bank in the spring.

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