The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 21, 1931 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 21, 1931
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—Twelve Pn<re3 UFPBH DRR MOINES. 44th TEAR THR REPUBLICAN. 38th Y13AH ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1931 VOL. 28—NO. 32 CHARLES LATHROP DIED SATURDAY COURT OPENS NEXTMONDAY Seventy New Cases on the Docket. Judge F. 0. Davidson on the Bench. GLEN BEUNSON SEEKS DIVOECE. Grand Jury Meets Tuesday. Five New Divorce Cases. $22,000 Damage Suit to be Heard. The November term of court over which Judge F. O. Lovrien had been presiding, closed Friday. The January term will open Monday with Judce F. C. Davidson of Emmetsburg on the bench. About seventy new cases have been added to the docket for this term, among them five new divorce cases as follows: Glen A. Brunson vs. Mayme Brunson; Charlottee Weiner vs. Wm. Weiner; Lulu Richard of Bancroft vs. L. C. Richards; Eva Rahn of Fenton vs Ello Rahn, and Mathilda M. Rowan of Algona vs. John Rowan. The Rowans wore married at St. Paul February 15, 1915, and lived together until June 15, 1928, when the defendant deserted his wife and failed to support her. The plaintiff claims that during the last eight years of the married life her husband became a heavy drinker. She asks for a divorce and $50 per month alimony, and $75 attorney fees and costs. She also asks for her maiden name, Mathilda Hubbard. Glen Brunson Asks Divorce. Attorneys for Glen A. Brunson, state prohibition director, last week filed a petition for Mr. Brunson asking for a divdrde from Mrs. Mayme Brunson. The couple was married in July, 1896, at Independence, Iowa, and lived together until about 1925. Mr. Brunson Is making 'his headquarters in Des Moines, and has since the prohibition office was moved there from Sioux City.' Mrs. Brunson lives at Mason '-"^"&'••;?e<t'"att.<:uneantooifsiiie' temperi" is- w tremely jealous and at various times has struck, bruised and beaten him, called him profane names and accused him of misdeeds, and publicly made false and malicious statements regarding the plaintiff to his great injury and humiliation. The Bransons have two sons who are of legal age. Allen is an attorney at Mason City and John is a student at the University of Iowa. Van Ness & Stlllman are attorneys for Mr. Brunson. It is understood that the case will be contested. It will probably come up for hearing in the January term of court. Seventy New Cases, There is about the usual run of cases, including a number of foreclosures, several writs of attachments, guardian appointments, and suits on notes and accounts. Five new criminal cases are on docket including state vs. Adams on a charge of issuing a worthless check; state vs. Conrad Mayland, charged with obtaining credit under false pretenses; state vs. Merle McGilligan of Bancroft, who was arrested recently on a lewdness charge; state vs. Douglas Riley of Irvington, charged with-xiriving while intoxicated, and state vs. Ello Rahn of Fenton, on a charge'Of immoral and lascivious acts. The $22,000 damage suit which was filed by Mrs. Gusta Muckey of Algona against, Henry Klocke of Wesley will undoubtedly be heard this term. Mrs. Muckey had her foot cut off in an auto accident last summer while riding in Mr. Klocke's car which was driven by Rowena Runchey. Other passengers in the car at the time of the accident were Mrs. Lottie Smith, Mrs. George Willey and daughter, Nettie. Grand Jury Appears Tuesday. The first week of court Is devoted to equity and non-jury cases. The grand jury which is composed of A. C. Kelson, Titonka; T. F. Johnson, Swea City; Greg Ramer, Algona; John Carlson, Wesley; Frank Ludwig, Whittemore; Lulu Havvcott, Burt; Wm. Runchey, West Bend; Julius Jensen, Buffalo Center; Ernest Rosseisen, Fenton; Lewis McWhorter, Burt; W. J. Bourne, Lotts Creek, and E. J. Schemel of Bancroft, will meet Tuesday to determine the Jury cases. The petit Jury is summoned to appear the following Tuesday. Law cases listed for trial are as follows: Walsh vs. O'Donnell; Andrew, Receiver County Savings Bank vs. Yanser et al; Hurlburt vs. Carr; Aetna Casualty & Surety Company vs. Schriber et al; Genner vs. Seller; Inland Finance Corporation vs. Juchem et al; Cretzmeyer vs. Wolfe; Mulligan vs. Ludwig; Mann. vs. Carter;; Midwest Finance Company vs. Haneg; DeLaval Separator Company vs. W. E. McDonald. Equity cases listed are Thompson vs. Rptheram et al; Thompson vs. M'er- riam' et al and Johnson vs. Johnson. Tony Kirsch Has Been Critically III. Tony Kirsch, proprietor of the Kirsch laundry, -was critically ill last week withstood, poisoning which turned into ajblod dot. He scratched his hand WhileiJflxnlg . the furnace. It was thoughTlpr a while that the infection might pspqive fatal, but he is getting along nioeljr:,now and will be out or bed within ••««««& or so. Miss Amelia Arndorfer IB taking care of him. Tony's njany friends hope to see him up town soon. Tom Way to Go on Highway Commission, The papers announce that our old friend, Tom Way, who was raised at Britt, is to be given an appointment on the state highway commission by Governor Dan Turner. Tom managed the campaign for Governor Turner, and it is said that he can have any appointment that the Governor has to give out. Tom represented Hancock county in the state legislature in the nineties and was manager for Senator Cummins when he defeated George D. Perkins for governor. Editor Roberts of the Britt Tribune says of Tom: "With the induction into office tomorrow of Dan W. Turner as captain oi the ship of state and the retiring of John Hammill, Britt still has a man in the background .handling the rudder. Thos. A.""Way."political manager for Governor Turner, was born in Britt, spent years of his active life here and while a Britt citizen managed Albert B. Cummins' campaign for governor. Leaving Britt he went to Thief River Falls. Minnesota, to Watertown, South Dakota, to California, and then back to his first love, Iowa and politics. He was publisher of the Britt News when L. G. Roberts first came to Britt, but retired when he sold the plant to the late W. A. Simmons. Mr. Way is one of the cleverest political manipulators that Iowa ever produced." ALGONA PAINTER HIGHLY HONORED Business Men Hear F. W. Meyers Talk. Seventy Algona business men and forty from out of town were present at the court house last Friday night to hear F. W. Meyers, president of the Iowa Pioneer Service Company of Iowa City talk on "Deadbeats I Have Knowri.V Mr. -Meyers was brought here by the Community Club of Algona. fie gave a very interesting and forceful talk but as regards to deadbeats he could tell the merchants nothing but what they had found out from practical experience. He said the commonest type was the one who would go to another town and go into a store and knock his home merchants in regards to prices and so forth and kid the merchant into letting him have credit which the deadbeat could not secure at home. Mr. Meyers was introduced by Dr. M. J. Keneflck. After the meeting all. of courtesy "of: the Community "club. Notice Served on Mayer to Start Work Thursday. T. P. Harrington, president of the school board, announces that nothing has been done so far in regard to the work on the school house which was stopped a week or so ago. The board met last Thursday and served notice on the contractor, J. H. Mayer & Son of Humboldt that they must get to work within seven days thereafter or forfeit the contract. The time is up tomorrow and so far the contractors and their workmen have not appeared. The bonding company has stated that they will take over the work if the contract with Mayer is forfeited. It is understood that Mayer is desirous of continuing the work and has been making an effort to raise enough money to do so. The school board will meet Friday to decide what is to be done. Arnold Schumacher Died of Injuries. Arnold Schumacher, nineteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schumacher of the Seneca neighborhood died Tuesday morning at ten o'clock at the Kossuth hospital from a fractured skull. The boy was injured while assisting in sawing wood at the A. L. Schiltz farm near Bancroft last Thursday afternoon. A block of wood flew off the saw and struck him on the forehead, fracturing his skull. He was taken to the Kossuth hospital but the injury was so bad that medical aid could not save him. The boy's parents are well known throughout the county. They fanned for years in Plum Creek township, later moving west of Bancroft. Mr. Schumacher is now a prominent gravel contractor. The bereaved family has much sympathy in their loss. Bert Deal New President of Iowa Master Painters and Decorators. MRS. DEAL ELECTED PEES. OP AUXILIARY. Deal Crew Now Redecorating Warden Apartments and Polkadot Theatre jn Ft. Dodge. Other Contracts. Bert Deal, Algona painter and de-' corator, was elected president of the Iowa Council of Master Painters and Decorators for the ensuing year at the election held last Friday in Waterloo last Friday, closing the three day convention. Mr. Deal was vice president last year. Mrs. Deal was named president of the Woman's Auxiliary for the coming year. Mr. and Mrs. Deal have been further honored in that they were selected as delegates to the international convention of Master Painters and Decorators of the United States and Canada to be held in Memphis, Tennessee, February 10, 11, 12 and 13. Mr. Deal has made Algona his home since fourteen years ago, when he was married here. He has made a name for himself throughout the northern part of the state as a first class painter and decorator and his services are constantly in demand because of the quality of work he puts out. Mr. Deal has a force of nine men working for him now and has had as high as seventeen. At present he is redecorating eighty rooms and eighty baiths at the Warden Apartments in Fort Dodge. E. A. 'Boss, the hotel man, recently purchased it and is turning it into a hotel. The Deal force has lately been redecorating the polkadot theatre in Fort Dodge also and recently finished work in the new schoolhouse in Emmetsburg. In Algona they are working on the Dr. L. W. Fox building and the Call theatre. Fair Ass'n. Held Annual Meeting. At the annual meeting of the Kossuth County Agricultural society which was held yesterday afternoon at the court house, the old officers and directors were unanimously elected by acclamation. Figures on the new grandstand were given out. The estimated cost was $13,800 but owing to some new improvements the final cost was $16,000. The improvements were better roofing which amounted to $750 more, better flooring $450 and toilets and paints brought it up to $16,000. The stand is 216 feet long, and 60 feet wide with a capacity of 3000 not counting the twenty-two boxes. H. R, Cowan & Son were the contractors. Bonds to the amount of $13,900 for the grandstand have already been sold leaving $2100 left which the fair board wishes to dispose of as soon as possible. The bonds bear six per cent interest and, are a good investment. The officers of (the society are Julius Kunz, president; W. T. Peters, vice president; F. P. Zerfass, secretary, and H. L. Gilmore, treasurer. The direc- , tors are Julius Kunz, J. H. Fraser, W. !T. Peters, P. P. Zerfass, H. L. Gil- j more, J. A'.- Raney and George D. Moulton. PHILLIPS LOST BY A RAW DECISION ci-ew when : they are hired over'"city contractors. Both Mr. and Mrs. Deal to be congratulated on the honors bestowed upon them. HOVEY'S HOTEL NOW FILLED TO BRIM Sixteen Boarders Were Served Breakfast by the Sheriff Monday. FIFTEEN UP ON . • LIQUOR CHARGES. Management of Eagle Grove Fight Friday Handed Out The Decision. PHILLIPS WAS NOT MARKED AT ALL. Carver Admitted Defeat Afterwards. Fans Claim the Management Was Not on tlic Level with Phillips. Violators of Liquor Laws More Common Than Automobile Accidents. Much Liquor in Evidence. Sheriff Hovey, who also serves as Kossuth county's jailer, has been hav- a good run of business, as; a land'~ Mother of Algonian Died This Morning. Mrs. W. B. Mason of LuVerne, died at her home in that place this morning about five o'clock. She had been ill about six months with creeping paralysis and had been confined to a wheel chair. The funeral will be on Friday afternoon at two-thirty at the Presbyterian church in LuVerne with Rev. A. J. Koonce of Omaha officiating. Mrs. Mason was well known in Lu- Verne and her death will be felt by the community. Mr. Mason is a retired mail carrier. Besides the husband four children survive. They are Ray Mason of Algona; Mrs. George Thompson of Ledyard; Mrs. James Zweifel of Corwith, and Ed. Mason of Charles City. Elevator Managers Met Here Tuesday. About twenty farmer elevator managers and their directors of this district met at the Algona hotel last night and enjoyed a Dutch lunch and talks by W. H. Thompson of Fort Dodge, state secretary of their organization, and Frank Robotka of Ames. Mr. Thompson talked on the work the as- saciatlon had done on administrating freight rates and so forth. Mr. Robotka gave a summary of grain marketing research work. He stated that the trend and variation of shipments vary from year to year in accordance with the size of crops raised in the west. The present were from Kossuth, Palo Alto, Hancock, Cerro Gordo and Humboldt counties. Frank Davidson Buys John Wolfe Farnr Frank Davidson, well known Plum Creek fanner, who has for a number of years lived on the Robert Kain farm, recently puurchased the John Wolfe farm, east of town. The farm consists of about sixty acres and is a good farm, well improved. It is understood that the price was about $200 an acre. The Davidsons will take possession of the farm the first of March. The Kain farm has been leased to Simon Allan, brother of Mrs. W. C. Good. Mr. Davidson has been looking for a small farm for some time and the Wolfe farm will make a fine place for him, Flying Stump Breaks Lakota Man's Legs. Ira Gingerlch, of Ledyard, had both legs fractured last Friday while he was watching a man by the name of Cline who was blasting stumps. Mr. Gingerich, who is sixty-two years of age, was standing some distance from the stump, but not watching the direction it took as it was blown from the ground. The stump struck him on both shins, and caused a compound fracture of both legs. He is now a patient In the Algona hospital where he is doing as well as can be expected. New Meat and Grocery Store Opens Saturday H. R. Sorensen & Company will open a meat and grocery store Saturday in the building formerly occupied by Ellis Runchey. The store will be managed by Harold Sorensen, who is the son of Lars Sorensen, who for many years ran a grocery store in the same building. Last Thursday Lars Sorensen was in Des Moines buying fixtures and groceries for the store. The grand opening of the store will be held on Saturday, January 31. Harold Sorensen is married and he and his wife will begin housekeeping here some time in the spring. For the present Mrs. Sorensen is with her parents at Hutchison, Kansas. iday"ihSrningvHe secured breakfast to sixteen guests and his rooming house is filled to the brim. Nearly All Liquor Cases. Sheriff Hovey stated that fifteen of the sixteen owe their trouble to the violation of the liquor laws and to drinking. The sheriff's register showed the following guests at the jail: Robert Voight, Whittemore, liquor nuisance. Wilfred Sawyer, Whittemore, blasphemous language while intoxicated. Corn-ad Mayland, Titonka, false pretense while intoxicated. Ray Adams, Emmetsburg, possession of liquor. M. J. McGilligan, lewdness. Maynard Lester, Lakota, misdemeanor. ' William Mayer, Waterloo, possesion of liquor. Christ Reffer, Ledyard, drunkenness. Lawrence Barnes, Ledyard, drunkenness. J. Steil, Algona, drunkenness. A. Dransfeldt, Burt, possession of liquor. • Joe Moore, Marion, Indiana, Ralph Gillette, Algona, Fred Kruger, Sanborn, Minnesota, all in for possession of liquor and Saturday night two men, C. Deitering and Clarence Elber were brought down from Burt under the charge of transporting liquor. Sheriff Hovey says if business does not let up the county will have to build an addition to the jail. . Fined For Illegal Transportation. Clarence Alver of Armstrong and Cyril Deitering of Bancroft were taken before Judge F. C. Davidson at Emmetsburg Monday and pled guilty to illegal transportation of liquor. Thev were each fined $125 and costs and Deitering was to pay $25.00 attorney's fees. In default of the payment, of the fine they were to be committed to the county jail at hard labor and work out the fine at the rate of three and a half dollars a day. They were first taken before Justice L. A. Winkel Monday but waived preliminary hearing and the bonds set at $1,000 each which were not furnished. It seems that the two were caught by Marshal Steward, of Burt while in the act of mixing up a drink and were pinched before they had time to even take one. Steward searched the car which belonued to Deitering and found two pint bottles and one half pint partly filled with alcohol. Thereupon they were haled before the judge. The six round fight at Eagle Grove last Friday night between Clarence Phillips of Algona and Jack Carver of Fort Dodge was won by Carver on a newspaper decision. According to some of the local fight fans who witnessed the bout this was the un- fairest decision ever handed out, as Phillips had battered Carver all over the place and did not have a mark himself. Newspaper Decision. The fans all reported that it looked to them as if some of those in charge must have had some fish to fry when they sent out the decision to the newspapers. It is reported that thcv have a stable of their own fighters and when one of hem gets licked, the decision handed out is generally in'his favor anyway, thus freezing out any outsider. In Iowa there can be no decision given by the referee or the judges, because of the fact that ther is no boxing commission. Therefore the decisions are given out to the papers by the management. It is also reported that Phillips claims he had a. gentleman's agreement in regard to his percentage of the gate receipts and they forgot they were gentlemen or something and are gypping him out of his fair share of that also. Phillips was Outweighed, Carver weighed in at 185 pounds and Phillips at 170. Here is the report by rounds ,as handed in to us by an interested spectator. , «' .. ; : . '••' Firsti r rt)UnB—A" sligfifshad& Tor'PhllC lips. Second round—A hard left cut Carver's face which brought blood. He also suffered from cut Hps. Phillips' round by a large margin. Third round—Not as fast, as Carver was groggy, and clinched trying to recuperate. This was the only round that came near being a draw. Fourth round—For Phillips. Fifth round—For Phillips by a large margin. The gong was the only thing that saved Carver from a K. O. Sixth round—Phillips also won this one. Carver was very groggy and was badly cut around the eyes. After it was over he shook hands with Phillips and admitted defeat. He also made the statement that Phillips had whipped him from the start. This is decidedly out of alignment from the decision handed out by the promoters. Hal Mollenhof of Fort Dodge was the referee and stated that it was the best fight he had seen in two years. Before the fight he challenged the winner to a match. Phillips fought a draw with Mollenhof last spring. Phillips does his training in the back room of the Elk Cleaners. He is somewhat handicapped by not having a sparring partner but makes up for it with intensive workouts. Those Who saw Fight. Algonians who attended the fight were Frank Seller, W. J. Becker, Art Keicker, Charles McDonald, R. L. Robinault, Lloyd Phillips, Harold Patterson, Dean Sparks, Pauline Phillips, Segrid Strom, "Perry Phillips, John Strom, Dr. Claire Schaao and Dr. P. W. Walley. The latter two were in Phillips corner during the fight. Algona Victor in Basket Ball Game. The Algona high school basket ball squad sent the Hutnboldt high school team down to defeat on the local floor last Friday night by the score of 27 to 26 in an overtime game. The score at the end of the game was 24 to 24. Humboldt shot the tieing basket with only thirty seconds to play. The game WRS nip and tuck throughout with both teams fighting to win. The first half Algona played rntlier ragged basket ball due probably to the strain of trying to get "A" marks in their semester examinations which were all of last week. They were not able to warm up properly before the game because of the preliminary game. Hargreaves was the shining light for Algona with five baskets. Moore played a steady game as did all the boys. Samp was put out on personal fouls in the fourth quarter and his place was taken by Barr, who showed that he was ready for his stretch on the varsity squad. Algona's guarding was not up to their usual standard for this game, but they were good enough to come out on top which is what counts in any athletic contest. This was Van Dorstan's last game as he failed to pass the required number of studies to stay eligible. Dick Cowan became eligible and with a little more training will fit in nicely. The fight for Van Dorstan's place will be between Cowan, Gj-oscnbach and Black. The lineup for the game was Moore, center; Samp and Runchey, guards; and Van Dorstan find Hargreaves, forwards. Runchey is also lost to the team because of the eight semester ruling. In the preliminary game, the Algona seconds defeated the Humboldt seconds by the score of 19 to 11. The seconds showed good form and were in there battling all the time. Barr was the big shot for the seconds. The lin- up was Powell, center; Cliff and Ostrum, forwards; Barr and Williams, guards and Shilts and Parsons, subs. \ .. 1L ! Had Been in Failing Health for the Past Two Years or More. DECEASED WAS A FRIEND TO ALL. Leaves Wife and Two Children. Was a Member of the Firm of Lathrop & Weaver. Kossuth Had Three Inch Snow Sunday. The California weather departed and real Iowa weather took its place Sunday. There was a snowfall of nearly three inches, but the roads were kept clear. Southern and central Iowa had much more snow than around here. Tile week's report follows: High Low Wednesday ; 13 5 Thursday 35 9 Friday 45 n Saturday 33 20 Sunday, snow ,27 29 24 Monday 26 7 Tuesday 26 6 Burt Couple Were Overcome by Gas. Burt, January 20. Special: Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Duncan were overcome by gas from their hard coal stove ono night last week. Mr. Duncan was able to get to the door and open it, nnd after lying on the floor by the door for some time seemed to come to. Mrs. Duncan phoned her father and a doctor was sent out at once. They are feeling fine now and no after effects are feared. Mr. Duncan runs a dairy and everyone was wondering what was wrong with the milk man as he was late. Ed. Weiske and Mr. Smith went out a/id got the milk ready and delivered it several days while Mr. Duncan was recovering from effei,.., of the gas. Their little three year old son had his head covered up and was not affected by the gas. Whittemore Farmer Loses Home by Fire, Whittemore, January 20. Special: Fire destroyed the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Weir on Wednesday evening, January 7. The family were in town attending a meeting at the academy at the time. Some one passing noticed the flre under the west front porch and notified neighbors. The flre department went out from town, but the house could not be saved. The company turned their attention to saving the other buildings. Everything in the house was lost, furniture and clothes. This is the Weir's fourth flre. A few years ago their barn and its contents burned. Last spring the barn and the contents burned again. During the summer their house was badly damaged by flre. In each case the family has been away from home. The house was partly covered by insurance. It seems hard that these good people have had so much bad luck to contend with. Columnist Comments on Liquor Article. The following item appeared in Harlan Miller's column "Over the Coffee" in the Des Moines Sunday Register commenting on the article in the January issue of the Cosmopolitan magazine anent the liquor situation in our fair city: "All of Iowa, of course, sympathizes with Algona, unjustly described to a shocked nation as a town where 25 per cent of the 1 people drink. However, those in Algona who don't drink have nothing to be ashamed of, and those who do apparently have no shame, so no real harm has been done, after all." Swea City Won Over Algona Last Night. The Algona high school basket ball team lost a closely guarded game with Swea City last night at Swea City. The srore was 14 to 9, The guarding was tight and the .small flQqr,,slpwed up .the^game.' AlgoriaKwaffinaRdlcariped as they could use only one of their formations on the small floor. Their defense was good but they did not get the ball off the bankboards or shoot when they had a chance. Van Dor- stan's loss at forward was felt ns he has been high scorer so far this season and is the only one who would shoot fast when he had the ball. Runchey's loss at guard was also felt and it will take a little time to work in the new men. Jensen, Swea City center, was the g shot of the game, making ten or eleven of his team's points. He is over six feet tall and therefore could take ;he ball away from the smaller Al- ;onians. Every field goal he shot was i follow-in shot off the bankboards. None of Algona stood out, all playing about the same brand of ball. Coach Bonham used Cowan'and Black at forward in place of Van Dorstan and Wil- laiins and Parsons in Runchey's place. Barr subbed for Samp at guard. The locals play Ooldfield here next Friday night in a big game. Goldflelcl has not been defeated this season and has a record of nine wins. It will be a feather in the local's cap if they win this game. Saturday Emmetsbtirg will come here for the first athletic contest since 1925 when their football team was beaten by Algona's state champions 1 . Einmetsburg will be out to win. In the death of Charles Lathrop last Saturday Algoua and vicinity lost ono of its most honorable and upright citizens. Mr. Lathrop had been in fail- Ing health for the nast two years with a bad heart but Imd been seriously ill only four weeks before his death at 8:45 Saturday evening at his home on East State street. He was a man whose friends were numbered by his acquaintances nnd he always hod a smile and a word of cheer for nil. His honesty nnd integrity were above reproach and in all his dealings one could never find anything iout of the way. | Mr. Lathrop was county recorder for this county for two terms from 1898 to 1903 and also was city councilman at large for two terms. Ho was n member of the abstract firm of Lathrop & Weaver, having gone in partnership with M. P. Weaver when they bought out B. F. Crose in 1903. The deceased was an ardent golfer until about a year ago when his health was such (hat he had to dicontinue the game. • The sympathy of the entire community ROOS out to the bereaved wife and children of this kindly gentleman. Charles Fremont Lathrop was born on January 13, 1862, in Berlin, Wisconsin, and died in Algona January 17, at the ase of sixty-nine years. He was one of five children of Mr. nnd Mrs. Ira Lathrop, all of whom preceded hlrn in death. He was educated in the public schools of Berlin and when he was quite a young man he came Well Known Burt Man Died on January 12. Burt Monitor: James A. Foster, for many years a familiar figure to Burt residents, died Monday, January 12, at the homo of his step-daughter, Mrs. Roy Madison, at Paulllna, Iowa, where he had gone only a few days before for a rest and visit. Mr. Foster had not been ill long although his health has not been very good for several weeks. His death was due to heart trouble. Mr. Foster was born March 31, 1855, in Jackson county, Indiana, and came to Iowa in 1881. He was twice married, the second time to Mrs. Mary Schiffer. There were seven children born to the first union, all of whom survive: Lowell, the oldest lives at Charles City; Mrs. Bertha Bliss lives at Corning, South Dakota; and Walter, Oscar, Victor and Mabel live near Waterloo, Iowa. Another girl, Edith, lives at Ortonville, Minnesota. The girls are all married. Step-children surviving' are: Mrs. R. E. demons, Spencer; Mrs. Roy Madtson, Paulllna, nnd Herman and Frank Schiffor of Madison, Wisconsin. Mr. nnd Mrs. Clemens were here Wednesday and Mr. and Mrs. Madison accompanied the body from Paullina Wednesday. Herman and Frank Schiffer were also expected at that time. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon ut two o'clock at the Methodist church, Rev. J. E. Clifton officiating, Services at the grave were in charge of Kossuth Lodge No. 540, A. F. & A. M. Burial was iu the Burt cemetery. Rotarians Entertained The Rotary Anns. The Algona Rotarians entertained their Rotary Anns at luncheon at the New Algona Monday noon. A program had been arranged and Rev. Fred J. Clark gave an address which was based upon Rotary and its principles. Following the luncheon, the Rotary Anns present spent the afternoon at bridge. _,_,__.. the Milwaukee railroad, where 'he stay-' ed but a few weeks when he was transferred to Inwood. He was then transferred to WhiUemore, where he was station agent for n number pf ynars. In 1898 he moved to Algeria, where he was county recorder for two twins. On September 9, 1903, he was united in marriage to Miss DeMaude Schlclcher -at Livermore. Two children were born to this union. They are Meredith and Frank, both of whom arc at home. The deceased was a member of thu Masonic lodge, K. of P. and the Community club. Funeral services were held Tuesday cfternoon at two o'clock at the Congre- liixtional church in Algona with Rev. Fred J. Clark officiating. Burial was in the Humboldt cemetery. The Masonic lodge had charge of the services. Ralph Cook of Humboldt sang at the church. The pall bearers were M. P. Weaver, T. P. Harrington, S. J. Backus, H. R. Cowan, H. E. Rlst and A. L. Peterson. Out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral were: Wayne Meusey pf Ringling, Montana; Mr. and Mrs. Willis Lathrop of Davenport; Mrs. James Biggins of Fort Dodge; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Johnson, Kenneth Meusey, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Olson, Mrs. Josephine Perry, Elizabeth Perry and Mr. and Mrs. George Beck, all of Humboldt. Mrs. J. H. Mousey of Ringling, Montana, was unable to get here until this morning. Clark Orton Has Fine Toboggan Slide, Clnrk Orton, clerk of the district court, has fixed up a tobaggon slide on one of the hills on his little farm south of town, which with a little more snow will be one of the finest slides of Us kind in the vicinity. Sunday a number of the townsfolk went out to try the slide. Mr. Orton has one tobaggon which will carry three. Next winter Mr. Orton plans to make further developments on the slide. Since the snow storm the youngsters have flocked to the slide every night after school. Algona Boy Engaged To Iowa's Ideal Co-ed. Tuesday's Des Moines Tribune- Capital featured pictures of Charles Akre,, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Akre of Al- gous and Miss Ann Bradford, a student at Iowa City. Miss Bradford was recently selected as the ideal co-ed at Iowa City, and is engaged to Charles. Miss Bradford is a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority of which Alice Rist of AlKona is u pledge. Chas. is a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and is a senior student. Burt Man Fined $300 and Costs. Arhur Dransfeldt, of Burt, was fined $300 and costs in Judge W. C. Davidson's court in Emmetsburg last week for illegal possession of liquor. If he pays $200 and costs within s'x months the balance will be suspended. He is paroled to W. H. Steward of Burt. It seems that Dransfeldt had burlej a couple of quarts of hootch and was seen by some one who reported it to Marshal Steward of Burt. Steward found the hootch and arrested Dransfeldt. who confessed.

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