The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 11, 1931 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 11, 1931
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-Twelve ^ UPPER DES MOTNE3, 44th TEAR REPUBLICAN. 38th TEAR A; IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY n, 1931. VOL. 28— NO. :;5 D. E. MANN FAILS TO WIN $2000 DAMAGE SUIT FERNLEY N1COULIN KILLS SELF IN WEST Former Algona Man Takes Own Life in Hollywood, California. DESPONDENT OVER HIS ILL HEALTH. Only Son of Pioneer Algona Resld- dents, Who Moved West Nine I'cars Ago. Algona folks were terribly shocked last Friday when word came that Fernley Nlcoulin had died suddenly at his home in Hollywood, California. Letters received on Monday gave the details of his sudden passing, and it developed that he-had taken his life by shooting. The many friends, of the family in Algona could hardly believe the story, but alas, it proved to be only too true. It was remembered that last summer whjen the iyoung man was in Algona, he seemed to be in the best of health and spirits, and it was hard to, believe that he found life not worth living/ It seems that Fernley, who was one of the vice presidents of the First National Bank of Beverly Hills, a movie suburb of Los Angeles, had not been'feeling well for the past few. weeks and had become nervous and rather blue, and last week took an indefinite leave of absence from his work at the bank, where he •was held In the highest regard, and went to Palm. Springs to recuperate. After a couple of days at the health resort he returned home seemingly improved. Last Thursday he spent the day at home with his mother and in the evening attended a moving picture theater. About ten-thirty he came home and told his mother that he had lelt -the show as it was very poor. Becoming restless he said that he thpught he would take a little air, Ing and went away in his car. Later "n saw him drive Into "the In property. They found Pernley with two bullets in his heart. Mr. Lee, the first to arrive, asked Fernley, what he was doing, and he answered very calmly, "Shooting myself," then flred the second shot into his breast and collapsed. He died.within a few minutes in the arms of his mother, after being carried into the house by Mr. Lee. Fernley Nicoulln was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Joe F. Nicoulin, pioneer residents of Algona, who moved to Hollywood about nine years ago. Fernley was born in Algona in March, 1890, and was nearing his forty-first birthday. He was graduated from the Algona high school in 1908 in the same class with Theo. Chrischilles. The boys were bosom friends and schoolmates all through their., college days. They attended Beloit College for two years and afterwards, entered, the State University of Minnesota, where young Chrischilles obtained his degree, but Fernley was obliged to give up his school work on account of illness after a few months at the University. He became a teller in the Algona State Bank, but after a few years there ho was compelled to seek outdoor work on account of his health. He was employed upon one of his uncle, George Galbraith's farms near Galbraith station until the family moved to Hollywood some eight or ten years ago. In the west he soon took up his bank work again, and took a high place in the Beverly'Hills bank, where" his fine business talents were highly regarded. No business troubles could possibly have caused his tragic end. No message was left by Fernley as to the cause of his rash act. and It is plainly apparent tfiat ill health prompted the act. Mr. Nicoulin, father of Fernley, died several years ago, thus leaving Fern 7 ley and "his mother the only members of the family. Their devotion to each other was proverbial and the untimely and tragic" passing of the son Is a terrible blow to the mother, whdse happiness since the death of her husband has centered in her only child The many -lifelong friends in Algona will extend their deep sympathy W VigJV A beautiful tribute is given to the character of the dead man in an adjoining column by Theo. Chrischilles his schoolmate and lifelong friends. A TRIBUTE TO J. FERNLEY NICOULIN . By T. H. C. Just three weeks ago, we wrote an old pal a carefree, merry letter; today, we are trying to think of a few words of tribute for this same friend, how departed. In the very midst of life, how close death hovers about us. Our friend in life, how poignantly his many virtues stand out, now that he is gone. Here was a man, who, though he had not been an active part of this community for several years, has nevertheless left his imprint on every person with whom he came in contact. Friendly and affable, with a kind word for all and malice towards none, he had that gracious faculty of attracting people toward him. And what a happy faculty it is—the ability to arouse in others a, desire, to associate themselves with us, to become a part of our daily life. j \ But back of this genial, carefree attitude was a seriousness and an adherence to principle so seldom found in our changing world of morals. How few, indeed, cherish the high ideals of Youth and live them In their mature manhood and womanhood Such a man was he. He loved his friends and he was a living example of one who actually returned good for evil And' how richly endowed with that priceless human organ, the brain. To what perfection he mastered his mental machinery until he became indispensible to the Institution of which he was a vital part. If he failed to climb to a pinnacle of business position, it was because his ambition wa* tempered with mercy, a mercy too powering to rise to heights over the Bodies,of his fellow men.. Life to him, was a peasant experience and there was in his make up, no trace of that cold cynicism ^hich repels friends and sets us apart from our feUow beings. His corn stant devotion to his mother, his never changing attitude towards his. friends, his boundless love of children are the homely virtues that set men apart from their associates. He possessed them all to a marked degree. And added to these priceless attributes was an almost unlimited capacity for work and a physique which commanded respect and admlrat on at any gathering. We pay tribute to this man, this friend, in a feeble effort to put "into words, what his many friends feel in their heart of hearts. He loved life increasingly with each year, not so much for what he could get out of it. but rather, for what he might be able to put back Into it Instead of weaving a shell about himself, he gave himself freely to his friends and business associates. Let us pause then, in memory of this truly lovable man, and write in our book of friendship with a pen dipped into the ink of human kindness, the name of one who worshipped his mother, loved his friends and gathered little children about him. A Correction. 1 of the criminal case _, vsi Schwartz" and we have now discovered that in some manner a mistake was made in reporting the actual testimony of the case and that our article contained erroneous statement:; ;hat do an Injustice to the Farmers Savings Bank of Ledyard, and to Mr. Christ, its cashier. In our article of last week, the following appears: Not Intentionally False. During the evidence it was shown that Christ knew at the time the property statement was made that the Schwartzes were owing the State Bank of Ledyard more than the $600 listed. It seems that Walter Schwartz, brother of the defendant went to the Farmers Savings Bank to nay some interest owed by his mother and brother, Fred. While there Christ asked him to give a credit statement to replace one that had been given previously. As Fred was the one who looked after all the business Christ, gave Walter a credit statement to be taken home for his mother and brother, Fred, to sign. Walter noted under the heading of "Liabilities" that the amount due the State Bank of Ledyard was $600 and told Christ then that the amount was more, but Christ said that the credit statement was merely to satisfy the bank examiners, making good the Schwartz paper, which was of several years' standing. Walter took the statement home and his brother), Fred, signed for himself- and for his mother as Christ had suggested to Walter that he should do." We now find that no evidence was CHAS. E. HEARST PROFITLESS DEBATE ON PROHIBITION Frazier Hunt's Cosmopolitan Article Reaffirmed in Letter to Eegister. LIQUOR OFFENDERS FILL THE JAILS. JudgeKfcnyon After a Thorough In- Arrivcs at About Same Conclusion as Hunt. if- Now that Judge Win. S. Kepyon, who is known by all to be the most outstanding advocate of prohibition In Iowa, has said in his report as a member of the Wickersham prohibition investigation committee that prohibition is not being enforced after ten years of trial, no Informed person can accuse Fraser Hunt, the New York writer who reported on conditions In Iowa a few months ago for the Cosmopolitan Magazine of being merely a "wet" propagandist. With the county jail in Algona overflowing with liquor law violators and the all too manifest evidences of rotten booze showing up every day in spite of the sincere efforts by all of our local and state officials to put a stop to the Illicit traffic, it would seem that any well informed person might reasonably say that Fraser Hunt's .interviews with Algona folks were not far from showing local conditions. Mr., Hunt, in a letter to last Sunday's Des Moines Register, reiterates the fact that his report of interviews with Algona folks was absolutely as given in his Cosmopolitan article. Here it is: "I take it that a number of your readers had some little interest in the article on "How Dry I Am?" that I recently wrote for the Cosmopolitan magazine, in which I quoted at length two or three Algona residents. "A college classmate of mine sent me a column clipping from your splendidly edited pages about my Algona adventures. (Sunday Register, ------ • this report Algona Woman Hurt in Auto Accident. Good Hope. February 10. Special: Miss Margaret Dodds and her sister. Evelyn, narrowly escaped serious injury when the automobile in which they were riding was in a collision on Sunday evening with another car at the intersection of the gravel road and Highway No. 169 at the Herman Dau corner. The young ladies had jeen to call at the home of their ,ister, Mrs. Claude Seeley, about three lilies northwest of the pavement find lad reached the intersection on their •ettirn home at about seven o'clock. They had made the stop ns required rermltting two cars to pass from the ;outh which seemed to clear the rond of traffic from that direction. They were then held up by a car coming slowly from the north and with the passing of this car they started to make the crossing. Meanwhile a car driven by Horace Clapsacldle of Algona lind approached unobserved from the south, arriving at the corner just as flic Dodds cnr pulled out onto the road. This car had evidcnty slowed down some and ns a consequence neither car wns turned over nor was any glass broken. Though both cars were badly damaged each wns able to proceed under its own power, the Dodd? car home, and the Clapsaddle car returning to Algona. In the latter car was also Mrs. Clapsaddle and Mrs. N. Whalen, whom the'Clapsaddles were taking to Bancroft to visit Mrs. Chas Stoddarcl. Has Been President of the Iowa Farm Bureau Fed' eration for Years. KOSUTH CO. WON A HITCH AWARD. Many Farmers Use Horses Instead of Tractors. Kossuth Farmers Won Prizes at Iowa Corn Show. Charles E. Hearst, president of the Iowa farm "bureau federation, will be in Kossuth county next week for a meeting at Swea City. Mr. Hearst has for the past several years as president of the Iowa Federation, been in close tcluch with state affairs of interest to farms and as a member of the legislative committee of the National Farm Bureau Federation, has spent considerable time in direct touch with the discussions on national farm questions. The state federation has grown in size and influence during the last several years and due to the increasing; interest of local people in the farm bureau and the growth of the farm bureau, it is expected that a considerable number will plan to hear Mr. COMMUNITY CLUB MEETS MONDAY Royal Holbrook of Ames to Give Address at K. of C. Hall Here. DIRECTORS TO BE CHOSEN FOR YEAR. Cards and Luncheon Will Follow tho Business Session. New Directors Kleet President. The annual meeting of the Algonn Community Club will be held nt the K. of C. hall Monday evening at which time a business meeting nnd the election of officer.) lor the caning year wii]|>bc held. ; r ioyal Holbrook of Ames will give the address of t,he evonUu?. Mr. Hol- bvork has spoken in Algomi on scvetnl occasions and has always had a mi's- CIIEC for the public. Ho is an xble speaker and mnny will waiu to hear l:iin. The meeting will bo called to order at seven-thirty p. in. Jury Finds Verdict for Defendant After Deliberating Ten Minutes. MANN WAS SUING FOR $2,000 DAMAGES. Davidson Takes Skow-Elko disc tinder Advisement. Returns Home Today. Court Still Open. The of D. E. Mnnn vs. A. F. Carter, both of Burl, which was heard last, week Thursday and Friday was the last of tho Jury cases for this term. After deliberating ten minutes tho lurv returned a verdict for the de- feiuiant, Carter. Mann was sulnfr Carter for $2000 for damages received in an accident last August when Carter's truck wont through a scale platform between a double corn crib on the Mann farm. Mann was pinned against the west side of the crib by tho truck, and had both arms fractured, also receiving other injuries. Mann wns represented by T. P. Harrington and Carter by Sullivan, McMahon *Linnan. Truck Ilroke Through Scales. The driveway between the cribs measured only ten feet, and the scales Bancroft to visit Mrs. Clias stoaciarci. order at seven-thirty p. m. _ which arc eight feet wide, were locat- Mrs. Whalen was seriously injured in j Following the business Mr. Holbrook l '. l f c east crlb than t h west. the accident but none of the other I will speak, after which n lunch Will occupant of either car were hurt. Had it not been for Mr. Clapsaddle's quick thinking a much more serious accident would have happened. Mrs. Whalen and Mrs. Clapsaddlc were taken to Burt by a car which was following them, and which was driven into the ditch to avoid hitting the Clapsaddle car when it stopped. Mrs. Whalen was rushed to the office of Dr. J. G. Capsaddle, brother of Horace, who gave her emergency aid, and later she was brought to the Kossuth hospital in an ambulance. X- rays revealed that her pelvic bone wits fractured and that several ribs were cracked. Her neck was also hurt and she was generally bruised. Mrs. Whalen is seventy-three years of age. During the past year she has been making her home with her sister, Mrs. Jennie Vanderlinden. Both cars car- Tied liability Insurance. be served. Tills will be followed by a social hour at cards. The present officers of the Algona Community club are: C. R. LaHarrc, president; D. E. Dowel, secretary; directors, T. P. Harrington, Jos. Aun- , iearel . tlc east crlb than t h west. The truck, with a seven foot body, lacked only six inches on each side from covering the scales, and at best had little margin. The west side of the scale platform was not well sup^ d th attorneys for clalmcd Mann was negli- given by the defendant Schwartz or | Hearst at Swea City. by any witness for him and the only Horse Award t witnesses who testified; were Levi Art eight horse model multiple hitch Horse Award to\ Kossuth. Former Algona Tteacher Died Feb, 1. Superintendent J. F. Overmyer recently received ae clipping containing the account of the death of Milton H. Hoffman at his home in Eldridge, Iowa, on February 1. Mr. Hoffman came to Algona in January, 1903, and for a year and a half was principal of the Central school. From here he went to Wesley and then later attended college at Cedar Palls and Ames. He man-led Alta Matliews who was teaching in Boom Nine of tne Central building while he was here. Mr. Hoffman suffered a stroke about two yea,rs ago and this was the primary cause of his death. He taught m* Iowa State College until 1920 when he resigned to become county agent of Scott county 'in which Davenport is located, which position he held until 1928, When he resigned to accept a position as representative of tne Farmers Mutual Life Insurance com- Dany He^as well known throughout file state Be*!** his wife he leaves a aonTnd- daughter, two sisters and one brother. Wiemer and Mr. Christ. Mr. Wiemer testified only that on February 1, 1930, Fred Schwartz was owing the State Bank about $1700.00 and that Mr. Christ testified that Fred Schwartz, who on February 1, 1930 came to the bank, oaid some interest on a note and while there directed M!-. Christ in the preparation of the property statement and signed the same in the bank for himself and his mother and Mr. Christ also testified that he believed the statement to be true and did not know until several months later that Schwartz was owing the •, State Bank more than $600.00. Mr. Christ denied on cross examination that any of the Schwartz family had told him that their indebtedness to the State Bank was more than $600.00. In our reporting of court proceedings we are especially anxious to be accurate when we assume to quote the record, and we regret the apparent errors that appeared in our report of this case. Spencer Company Has Low Bid on School. Nothing definite has been decided on by the bonding company in regard to continuing the work on the new school building as we go to press. The company phoned the school board last night from Des Moines that the low bid for the job was made by the Spencer Construction company of Spencer, but did not state what the bid amounted to. The bidding was held last Monday. A representative of the bonding company is to be here this afternoon to confer with a man Irom the Spencer company ,and if everything is satisfactory the deal will be closed at once and the work will be started immediately. The board here has no idea as to how many bids were received by the bonding company. outfit was presented to the Kossuth county farm bureau at the Horse Association banquet which was held at Ames last week. Two of the models were given by the Horse Association of America through their secretary, W. Dlnsmore of Chicago, one hitch to each of the two high counties in number of such hitches in use and amount of work done with them on the farms during 1930. The other hitch went to Shelby county where John L. Thorngren, former Kosuth county Four-H club leader, is county agent. Each of the county agents, Mr. Thorngren and Mr. Morrison, received recognition medals from Mr. Dinsmore. These models retail at about $100 each and are used in schools and ab group meetings and for general display to exhibit the advantages of the multiple hitch principle in driving four or more horses. They also serve as models for farmers who wish to make their own eveners. Many Use Horses. Although many farmers are turning to the use of tractors for heavy farm work, there Is still a very large percentage of farmers who do all their work with horses, and a considerable number of these men are finding it possible to make practical use of even seven, eight and ten horse teams. Kossuth county horsemen attending the Horse Association banquet on Wednesday of last week included C. M. Gross of Lone Bock, Verne Gross of Algonif, William Dodds of Algona and Mr. Stott of Lone Bock. Ames Corn Show. Over forty Kossuth county people registered at the Farm and Home Week at Ames, February 2 to 7, many of these people being particularly registered in the Iowa Corn Show which was held at Ames the same week. As _ ... . .ere prejudiced and with my mind fully made up, and that, in the words of W. C. Dewel, editor of the Kossuth County Advance, what I Had to say was 'twisted propaganda, every line of it! Distorted fact . . . the only persons whose names are used embarrassingly misrepresented.' Wood Cowan Agreed. "The reason I chose Algona to make a part of my study regarding prohibition is because an old and valued friend of mine is an .Algona boy who came to the Big City and made good— Wood Cowan, the New York comic- strip artist. He told me of returning to his home town and comparing the drinking there now with what it had been eighteen or twenty years ago—all against the present condition. : "Now, I had the names of two or three people in Algona to see. They had all been ardent drys. They were all intelligent and honest folks. Each of them told me practically the same story: there was more drinking now than before prohibition—more home- drinking, more younger-set drinking, more hypocrisy. I was after no violent opinion from either of the extremes. I dropped in on Editor Dewel to pay a courtesy professional, call. I found him hospitable and pleasant, but so rabidly and bitterly dry that I decided not to quote him—any more than I quoted a rabid wet. "Prohibition Passions." "The reason I did not use the names of all the people interviewed was exactly the reason-1 gave in my article for not identifying' the minister I talked with—and the violent attack made on me by a member of my own profession certainly justifies my caution in protecting my informants. I knew then—and I know better now —that prohibition passions run fast and loose. "Please let me add in closing that there is not one line or word of this article that I would want to change or correct. For years I have been called a hypocrite by my wet friends because I was a 'sincere drinking dry ' I had felt, as I wrote, 'deeply and proudly, that national prohibition was the most important step as well as the most courageous ever taken by organized man for his own benefit.' "And now, after a swing around the country, I believed and wrote that 'prohibition ij,is failed its magnificent promies'—Frasier Hunt, New York City." er, -G S. Buchanan, W. A Foster^!,- ,«™ ^ ^e placed hlmseU in the ton Norton, P. J.Kolhaas.D. H.IK betwcen the west „,„„ Goedcrs, C. H. Taylor and A. L. Pet- nf ^ pp j h nm , fhp snalos as Carter crson. At' some future meeting new board of directors will cle president for the ensuing year. RURAL CARRIERS TO MEET HERE of the crib, and the scales, as Carter '• A f S ?"i! . ' e u, p 1 B f h ' was bringing the truck onto the scale- board of directors will elect the ^ y ° rn]ao c f almed thafc thc defendant ' had a right to drive on any part of the scales, and further claimed that the scales were defectively constructed. The truck broke through the west side of the scale platform and pinned Mann against the crib. D. E. Mann and his father, E. O. Mann, had employed Carter to haul oats and barley from thelc ^farm to Burt, and the grain was stored in the double crib, in the driveway of (Which Tenth District Association ffiTiVfc'Fi Died at Whittemore, Whittemore, February 10. Special: Mrs. Henry Frombach died at her home east of town last Tuesday evening after being ill for a long time. Several years a?o Mrs. Frombach had a bad fall and seven ye'ars ago she ] was severely injured when a cyclone struck their farm home one afternoon during threshing. Since that time Mrs. Frombach had not been well and a few months ago she went to Rochester, where she learned that her time j here was very short. She suffered very patiently, never complaining during the long days and nights. She has left many friends who are grieved at her early passing. Rebecca Finnell was born at Victor, Iowa, on August 15, 1880. She came to Whittemore forty-six years ago, and this has since been her home. She was married to Henry Frombach at Emmetsburg thirty years ago. They lived on their farm northeast of town until about three years ago, when they bought the farm one mile east of town known as the Dick Hinton place. Here they built a very comfortable bungalow and took life a little easier. Beside the husband, there survive two sons, Harold and Walter. She also leaves one sister, Mrs.* Frank Seeley, of Whittemore and four brothers, Robert Finnell, Whittemoro, I. M. Finnell, Algona, Charles Finnell of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and Clarence Finnell, who lives in Colorado. Funeral services were held at the home on Thursday afternoon. Rev. N. . L. Hotchkiss, pastor of the Methodist church, officiated. •"Burinl was made in the cemetery east of town. Pall bearers were old neighbors, Carl Ebert, James Butler, Andrew Funk, Arnold Roupe, Rov Crawford and Melvin Simpson. There was a large attendance of friends and relatives from LuVerne, Algona and Emmetsburg at the services. Divorced in November; Re-Married Feb. 5. After being divorced in the November term of court, Martin and Caroline Brandt of Titonka decided that they had been together too long to enjoy being apart so they applied for a marriage license and were remarried February 5. They are the parents of several small children. usual Kossuth county entries had their share of the prizes. Arthur Look of LuVerne won the sweepstakes in the corn show in the single eai; class for the northern half of the state, A. C. Carlisle of Whittemore,won in the ten ear class. A B. Schenck of Algona won sweepstakes in the thirty ear class and Rome Rob- Jnson of Irvington won in the eighty bushel class. Most of these men won hi the tuVerhe show which was held last week. This speaks well for the quality of corn raised in thi* section of the state. A. B. Schenck ivas the Judges for North, Central section class. Algona Lost to pmmetsburg 27 to 22. The Algona high school basket ball team lost a return engagement to EmmetsburK last Saturday night by (he score of 27 to 22. The local boys couldn't seem to get started on the Enimetsburg floor which is much larger than the one here and they seemed a trifle bewildered the first half. The game was fairly smooth on the part of Algona only five fouls being called on them to fourteen for Emmetsburg. Two of Emmetsburg men were put out on fouls. The local basket eye was gone with tile exception of Hargreaves who made twelve points and Moore who made nine. The other players cannot seem to be able to hit the basket and this has been a fault all through the season. Coach Bonham bus been trying everybody out except Bert Cronun, the Janitor, in an effort to find some one who can hit tho basket, but has been unsuccessful so far. Cretzmeyer and Slater were the star performers for Emmetsburg. The two teams will in all probability meet again at the district tournament at Plover in March unless one or the other is eliminated. The lineup was Moore at center, Hargreaves and Black 'at forward and William and Samp at guard. Cowan, Parsons and Ba,rr subbed. Algona will play Webster City here Friday night and Tuesday night the last home game of the season will be played with Humboldt. Annual Session. DELEGATES REPORT ON NAT'L MEETING. Program Arranged For Morning and Afternoon at the K. of CJ Had. The Tenth district Iowa Rural Carriers association and Auxiliary will meet in Algona, Monday, February 23, at nine-thirty o'clock. Several members of tile association who were delegates to the national convention, held at Detroit, will give a report of that meeting. The following program lias been arranged: Call to order—President Fred Gen- the scales were located. The Jurora - - - .w,;- r'lwv served on, thfr case rich. Music—Algona high school orchestra. Invocation—Rev. A. H. Wood. Address of welcome—Chas. R. LaBarre. Barre, president of the Community Club. On behalf of Postal Workers, Sid J. Backus, postmaster. Response, Mrs. Geo. Thompson, president of 10th district Auxiliary. Vocal solo—Edward Gem'ich. Introduction—District' President, F. S. Robinson. Remarks—State AuxAllary Offiocre. Address—State President, Vine Stoddard. Men's quartette—Tsenberg Brothers, Grant township. Remarks—State Secretary, C. B. Dinner. Afternoon Session. Ladies' Auxiliary meeting. Call to order. Pep singing by all. Music—Algona orchestra. Remarks by visiting postmasters. Music—male quartette. Address—Rev. C. V. Hlllse. Music—piano occordian. 2 p. in.—Business session. Registration fee, 25 cents. Several years ago tho 10th district rural carriers held their meeting in Algona at which time a large number were in attendance. These meetings are usually held on February 22, a postal holiday, but as Washington's birthday falls upon Sunday this year, the holiday is observed on the 23rd. Old Stops for a Visit, Swrutary Leo Dailey of the Clay County Fair stopped in Algona today oji his way home to Spencer from DCS Moinns. Leo says that they are about to let the contract for their new $45.000 steel grandstand and expect that the stand, whicli will hold about 8,000 peo'plc, will be ready for use this fall. Leo is always welcomed In Algona where his genial ways as a young man made him many friends. It is to his personal popularity a great deal of the success of the Spehcer fail- is to be credited. Leo was foreman of the Upper Des Monies-Republican years ago and when he conies to Algona * the wheels of tills office stop tiu'iiing for a time to give every one a chance to talk over old times with him. erick, Lone Rock; Joe pahlhauser, Whittemore; Viva Hb'over, AlgAna; Halvor Flom, Wesley; Harry Baker, Algona; John Hartman, Fenton; L.« W. Gillespie, Algona; Theron Hansen, Wesley; Henry Moline, Swea City, and Al Dahlhauser, Whittemore. Skow-Eike Case Under Advisement. The case of Bertha 3vT. Skow of Emmetsburg vs. Lawrence A. Eike, et al of Whittemore was taken under advisement by Judge Davidson Tuesday night, after the hearing of the had been completed In the evening. Mrs. Skow had a landlord's attachment made to take Eike's furniture for* rent whicli she claims is owing her from June to November. Eike, who Is a disabled war veteran, was evicted in May, and claims that there is no rent owing. Mr. Eike ran a shoe repair and: men's furnishing store, and in a prevloijs suit Mrs. Skow took his stock of goods for rent. Arthur Smith is attorney for Mrs. Skow and Sullivan, McMahon & Linnan represented the defendant. Other Cases. Other cases in court the past week include several foreclosures, hidden property cases and the taking of judgments. The divorce case of Helen Newel vs. Chas. Newel, of LuVerne, was up for hearing, but no decree had been filed tills .morning. The petition for the divorce was filed a year or more ago. Mrs. Newel asked for the divorce on the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment, and asked for the custody of four minor children. She also asked for $100 temporary alimony, attorney fees and COKI.S. Tin; couple was married at Cherokee July 17, 1019, and lived together until about March 1, 1029. Judge Davidson returned to his home in Emmetsburg today, but the January term will remain open for an Indefinite period. Harold Quarton is Now Consul-General. Judge W. B. Quarton recently received a clipping fiorn one of the New York papers giving the list of promotions in tho United States consular service. In the list it stated that Harold Quarton, son ol Judge and Mrs. Quarton was promoted to the fourth class milking him a consul general. This also carries with it a substantial in salary. Harold 1;; now .slutloned at Havana,Cuba, which ranks fourth or filth in', the volume ,,f business in the various Uniti'd States c< ii-uilates. la all probability In- will .-onii be transferred to u consulate ut his own. Harold went into the c(;ii.-;ul;i!i.' .'vrvicn in June, 1!)12, and has b>T!i slatin'.ied in Berlin, liotliTdiim. Hi lsii!t;Cu!S, Finland, Malnia, Vibon,', (.';.blc-ni' and Havana. HL- has been in Havana i-n- the past three years. llauiM' visiUU in Algona in tin- t'a'l of lO.'J. His many Algona I'rii'iidfj an; pleasiM to hear of his udvani't-'mi'ii!. Highway Commission Makes New Ruling, The state highway commission ha-; made a new ruling whereas anyone moving a building over state roads will have to secure a permit from the coin- mission. Permit blanks may be obtained at the office of the maintenance superintendent, M. L. Goslin in Qulnby building or from the district engineer's office at Storm Lake.

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