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—Twelve Pages THE UPPER DES MOINES, 44th TEAR THE REPUBLICAN, 38th TEAR ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1931 VOL. 28—NO. 37 TWO KILLED IN WRECK NEAR BANCROFT A. D. Clarke Dead Prominent Business Man of Early Day Algona Passes, DEATH OiCCTIRS AT LINCOLN, NEB. Credited With Being One of Kossuth County's Most Outstanding Men In Business and Politics. (By J. W. Haggard). Another of the big men of pioneer days in Kossuth county has crossed the river from which no traveler returns. A. D. Clarke, for many years one of the most prominent men of the county in business and politics died at the home of a niece in Lincoln, Nebraska, last Friday, February 20. Mr. Clarke, who had been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Edith Williams, in Minneapolis lately, was on his way to California some weeks ago and stopped off at Lincoln to pay a. short visit at the home of his niece. He was taken sick and gradually became weaker until the end.'"'The remains were brought to Algona and funeral services were held at" th'e''Laird & Reimer chapel on Monday afternoon, the bur- •ial being made In Rlverview beside the remains of two of the Clarke children who died in Infancy. The funeral was largely attended by the old time friends of the veteran WisinfcBs man. Rev 1 . Fred J. Clark, Algona's new Congregational minister, paid a fine tribute to Mr. Clarke and the pioneers in his sermon 1 . Mrs. A. Michel sang, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Gunn. Many beautiful floral tributes covered the casket. The pallbearers were ' E. J. Murtagh, M. P. Haggard, J. L. Bonar, Ed. Rlst, Tom Sherman and C. E. Chubb. , , Mrs. Edith, Clarke Williams and her son, Stirling, were the only members of.Mx. plarkels ;.;« present at,the *M •«*/• Try**.;;«"*^*^™"-""p .^--••~... • r 7, •-rrr ' . - rv and was unable to make the trip to A. D. CLARKE IN HIS PRIME. Some years ago he divorced his second wife, she retaining the family residence In Pasadena, California. Mrs. Mary Clarke, the mother of his children, survives him and makes her home in Los Angeles with her daughter, Mrs. H. C. Adams. Came to County in 1857. Andrew D. Clarke was born in Darlington, Canada, September 26, 1843, making him in his 88th year at the time of his death. He came with his parents to Byron, Wisconsin, .. when two years old. His education" was largely acquired in the country schools of those days. He came to Kossuth county in 1867, and entered the law and land business after btelng admitted to the bar in 1868. His fortune was made, however, almost entirely In his ehrewd and far-seeing real estate deals. In 1900 Mr. Clarke and a few associates acquired a half million acres of Northern Pacific lands hi North Dakota and the profits on this deal is understood to have made him a millionaire. Afterwards he invested heavily in Tennessee coal and timber lands and oth- iinvestmentsimade.him a wealthi CITY POLITICS BEGIN SIZZLING May be Fight on Councilman in Every Ward. Candidates File. MAYOR OGREN MAY HAVE OPPOSITION. City Election Will be Held Monday, March 30. Several Mentioned for Mayor. Algona's city election will be held Monday, March 30, at which time the entire ticket except two park commissioners will be elected. The Present Officers. The present officers In Algona are: mayor, Albert Ogren; councilmen, First Ward, Boy Richardson, Second Ward, D. L. Leffert, Third Ward, C. H. Taylor, Fourth Ward, C. Herman; councilmen-at-large, F. Geigel, Tom Kaln; Treasurer, Herman Hauberg; park commissioners, M. P. Weaver, E. J. Gilmore and A. Michel. The term of office expires with all except E. J. Gilmore and A. E. Michel. It is reported that several of the present councilmen do not desire reelection and will not file for the office. Several Have Filed. It Is a month before the election will be held, but to date the following have filed their nomination papers with the city clerk: for mayor, Albert Ogren; for councilmeni First Ward, W. A. .White; Second Ward, W. A. Foster; Third Ward, Frank Kohlhaas; Fourth Ward, H. A. Relmer, councilmen at large, Tom Kain and Erank Geigel; treasurer, Herman Hauberg; park commissioner, M. P. Weaver. Other Candidates Mentioned. Rumors current are to the effect that there may be a spirited fight in some of the wards for councilman and perhaps for mayor; Attorney H, W, Miller.-Carl jSpepht^Neal Smith, and one ' k *-' Sam Anderson Died on Last Thursday. Friends of Samuel Anderson were saddened by his death here last Thursday at his home' in the southeast part of Algona. Mr. Anderson had been suffering from cancer of the throat for a number of years. He was seventy- nine years old at the time of his death. Mr. Anderson was born In Denmark, November 2, 1852, and came to th}s country quite a number of years ago. He was a farm laborer and worked for a number of people In the county, among whom was Henry Llchter, when he was farming at St. Benedict. But of late years due to his advanced age and i Infirmity h e had done nothing. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at one-thirty at the Laird & Relmer chapel with Rev. C. E. Olsson officiating. Burial was in Rlverview cemetery. Mr. Anderson has a brother. John, who lives In Fowler, Col., but could not attend the funeral. He was also the uncle of Mrs. Julius Kunz of Wesley. In looking through some papers of the deceased some letters written in 1929 were found that indicated the deceased had a sister in Chicago, but they were unable to locate her. The letters were written in Danish. Algona at this time. • A Man of Action. Andrew D.' Clarke was a big man and did all things In a big way. When he was asked for a contribution to some •worthy cause he could always be depended upon to respond generously. When the Algona newspapers were not disposed to support him for office he started a newspaper of his own, the Advance. When the Algona banks did not give his large financial operations proper consideration, he organized the old 'Algona State Bank. When he bought land his operations were on a large scale and when profits were made, as they ^usually were, they mounted up tolMgvfleures, making Mr. Clarke a miUfonWre'ln time. He had many MendSJVWvWHom he was ever generous In days of 'their poverty and tola liberallty'saved-many a poor struggling homesteader from losing his place in the early days. To his wife and children he was always the soul of generosity. In politics "A. D." • '^lought with anything he could lay his • "; hands on. and scars of those strenuous •'• 'U political fights remain to this day. His * enemies were a legion and his friends " were truly a, multitude. In politics you •were either for "A. D." or you were "agin" him. The most bitter political fight In the history of Kossuth county was that waged between him and Gardner Cowles about thirty years ago for a seat in the legislature. No quarter was given or asked and the county was divided into two camps, Cowles finally winning by a narrow margin, after every weapon known to politics had been used on both sides. In the great battle for governor between Cummins and Perkins, "A. D." enlisted for the war with Cummins and had much to do with his success in this part of Iowa. He was a resourceful political fighter of the old school and the man who measured swords with him had to have a quick sharp eye and know all the tricks of the trade. Served County In Legislature. ' Mr Clarke was always an active force in politics and all civic matters. He served on the city council of Algona was a member of the republican State central committee, was representative from Kossuth in the state legislature in 1888. In 1901 he was presidential elector, casting his vote for Roosevelt. He was a delegate to the republican national convention in 1908. In 1897 he was the main force in or- SntetaB the Yeomen lodge and was fiven fn honorary life membership. He wasi a charter member of the Algona Masonic lodge. He if credited with having erected the first buildings to toe town of Burt, and was very Instrumental in settling Ramsey, German uistitutlon for nineteen years until moved to Minneapolis, where he established the Minnesota National Bank. • It Is understood that of late years his largefortune had somewhat dwindled and his exact financial status at the tune of his death is not known in Algona 1 . There are few people living today who knew A. D. Clarke in his prime, who does not give him credit second to none in the upbuilding of Algona and Kossuth county. He built business buildings in the towns and Improved his farms and stood for progress in all things. Always he was an irrestlstible force hard to withstand. The old fighter Is dead. May his spirit find peace. __.„ „ ,. to inake the race for mayor and there is also talk of other candidates for the 'council. At' any rate it is a free for all and anyone who has the bee in his .bonnet may easily become a candidate by having a few friends sign his nomination papers. Mayor Ogren and the present council have of course been criticized by some, but as a general proposition they should be 'given credit for faithful service, and there is little disposition to criticize them. The proposed new councilmen from the four wards have been named as advocates of municipal ownership of public utilities which may become an important question in the next few years. BONNSTETTER FOR STRICT ECONOMY Kossuth's Representative is Against All Raids on the State Treasury. SOUNDS GOOD TO THE TAXPAYERS. Irritated at Criticisms of Six Cent Mileage BUI For County Officers.' House Moves Slowly. ^By Representative Bonnstetter). aft/**«ft»4he -editor!' The ebjtoai^? awing inf( following Information compiled by our index clerk is submitted as.much for comparison of house and senate action on each other's bills as for comparison with the last session. Column two is the-record of accomplishments to anc including February 17th of this session: Action on House- Bills. 43rd. 44th Passed both houses and approved by governor 11 3 Passed both houses but not reported approved 18 ROTARY PARTY WAS ON MONDAY NIGHT Celebrate the Twenty-sixth Anniversary of the Pounding of Botary. WARD BARNES AND GEO. GODFREY TALK. Minstrel Show Was Hit of the Evening. Buttons Presented to Officers and Past Presidents. The Algona Rotarians and their Anns held a banquet and party Monday night at the Algona hotel to celebrate the twenty-sixth anniversary of the founding of Rotary by Paul Harris in Chicago on February 23, 1905. A wonderful dinner was served which was enjoyed by everyone. The tables were lighted by candles and some hod colored table cloths. During the dinner every Ann was presented with a beautiful compact, which needloss to say was very much appreciated. After everyone had plied their knives and forks industriously for the better part of an hour all adjourned to the lobby while the tables were cleared away. Ward Barries Gave Talk. When they had reassembled. Editor W. C. Dewel, president of the Rotary Club introduced Ward Barnes, editor of the Eagle Grove Eagle, who told of the origin and history of the Rotary club. He spoke of its great accomplishments toward promoting better business relations in communities and different countries. He traced Rotary from its humble beginning down to the present day with a membership of over one hundred and fifty thousand all over the world. Mr. Barnes is a clever speaker and his talk was enjoyed by all present. . Mrs. A. E. Michel sang two solos which were very much appreciated by her listeners. She -was accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Eugene Murtagh. ! Mrs. W. J. Thackeray Died February 18. Algona lost an old and respected citizen when Mrs. William J. Thackeray passed away at the home of her dnugh- ,er on West McGregor street Wednesday, February 18. Mrs. TTmckeray was seventy-three years of age nt the time of her health. She had been sick for about three months nnd the Immediate cause of her death was a stroke of paralysis. Her husband was before his death In 1929, well known to the many students who attencfrd ^he Central school where ho was jnnitor for many years. Mrs. Thackeray will bo missed oy her many friends and the bereaved family have the sympathy of all. Nancy Ann Foster was born In Butler county, Pennsylvania, June 22, 1858, and died in Algrona February 18. She was united in man-Inge to William J. Thackeray on February 8, 1877, at Dwlght, Illinois, where she had moved with her parents. The Thnckcrays moved to Algona In 1890 and this has been their home since that time. Four children wore born to this union, Clyde E., Bunker Hill. Illinois; Nellie F. Harness of Walworth, Wisconsin; Jessie B. Turner of Algona, and Ruby, who died In infancy. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at two o'clock nt the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lafe Turner, in Algona, with Rev. J. L. Coleman officiating. Burial was in the Burt cemetery. Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Harness and son of Walworth, Georire,Godfrey, George Gbd^yf'ohe of Moving Time on Kossuth Farms. Union, February 25. Special: Moving time Is here again. The Penton family who live south of Algona near the fairgrounds, will move to the Nellie Taylor farm vacated several months by the Howard Strayer family. Chas. Scott, who lives west and north of Hurt will move on the Murtagh farm south of Burt on Highway 169, vacated by Glen Strayer. William Harrison goes to a farm a few miles east of Plum Creek. He has been spending the winter here with 1 his mother, Mrs. W. H, Harrison. C. M. Knutsen, who lived several years on the Hugh Herman farm, Just east of the center school house, now tenanted by Earl Taylor but later moving to Algona will again return to the farm. He has rented the former Kenyon farm being vacated by the Vern Rutledge family. The Butledges have rented a house'in Algona. Jack Leight, son-in-law of William Rich, will move from a farm near Burt to the old Boever farm where Walter Coady has been living, the Coadys going to the P. F. Zerfass farm north and east of Wesley. Charles Graham, a single man, will farm the Herman Dau land, making his home with the Daus. Last Call on Gifts for Rural Teachers. The Upper Des Molnes-Republican still has a number of the little gifts 'or the rural teachers which we adver- ;lsed a few weeks ago. We will hold them until March 9, In order to give the girls the benefit of two Saturdays on which those teaching in the farther mrts of the county can come to town. tf neither you nor your students can stop In for the present, and you care to send five cents in postage together with your name, township, and number of pupils, we will'send the gift to you. After March 9, those gifts which have not been called for will be used for a different purpose. t. waa "in July, 1929, when he met many ofhis old friends at the Diamond Jubilee. Was Twice Married. Mr. Clarke was marrie ^ at1R ?f °S on February 22, 1864, of McCormick Reaper Celebration Here. Matt Murttta, local McCormlck- Deering dealer .today announced a McCormick reaper centennial celebration to be held in the Call opera house here, .next Monday, March 2nd, beginning at ten a. m. All farmers In this community are Invited to attend. Short talks, special motion pictures, a free warm,lunch at noon, and many other .features will provide an interesting and entertaining program, centered around the centennial of the reaper, which was Invented in 1831. A actual full-size reproduction of Cyrus Hall McCormlck's first successful reaper will be on display and a special film, showing the building and testing of the first reaper will be shown. The special film, entitled "Romance of the Reaper," is one of the biggest attractions of the day, and farmers are asked to come early in. 1 order not to miss It. When asked about ;he program for the event, Mr 1 . Mur,ha said: "We are inviting our farmer friends to be our guests at an unusually varied and Interesting program. The centennial of the reaper is a great event in agriculture. We are doing all we can a make our centennial celebration a great program. All farmers In this community will like the film, "Ro- nance of the Reaper," and they will enjoy seeing the actual, full size reproduction of the reaper which made Dyrus Hall McCormick famous for all time and had such a tremendous effect on American life and agriculture." Passed house only 58 Introduced but not acteq. upon 281 Withdrawn by author 28 Failed to pass or Indefinitely postponed 37 433 Action on Senate Bills. 43rd. Passed both houses arid approved by governor 10 Passed both houses but not reported approved 18 Sent to secretary of state .. 0 Passed senate only 75 Passed senate, amended by House 0 Introduced but not actedi upon 272 2 48 260 10 Roy Moulds Busy With Law Violators, State Auto Jnspector Roy Moulds was In town Saturday on his way to Des Molnes to attend an inspectors' meeting. His wife accompanied him to Des Molnes. Roy was transferred to the Sioux City district some time ago, and reports that he Is kept busy all the time with auto violators. He brought nine truck drivers before the Justice court in Qnawti last Thursday where they were fined $100 each for overloading their trudks. Boy's many AJ. gona friends were glad to eee him back in town. Withdrawn by author Failed to pass or Indefinitely 29 329 44th 3 1 22 198 4 Mother of Eight Files for Divorce. Mrs. Clara McClellan of LuVerne has filed suit against Clinton McOlellan asking for divorce on the grounds of drunkenness. The McClellans were married at Emmetsburg January 25, 1913, and lived together most of the time until this month. In her petition Mrs. McClellan alleges that her husband has become an habitual drun-- kard. She further states that he is an electrician able to earn at least $100 a month, and that for the past three months he has contributed nothing toward her support and the support of their eight children. In the petition the plaintiff claims that she has had to conduct an eighty acre farm for some time to support herself and the children. The children are Donald, 17; Glenn, 15; Mary, 13; Howard, 11; Katherine, 9; Marjorie, 7; Dorothy, 5; and Gerald, 2. Mrs McOlellan asks the custody and care of all the minor children, temporary all' many, suit money and permanent alimony. MfcOJellan at one time worked on the high lines around Algona. postponed . „ 26 ,. 1 430' 237 By the above report you can see that we are not making as much progress in the same period of time as did the 43rd general assembly. Too much oratory in the house chamber, although up to present, I have indulged in little of this form of grand standing. On several occasions, I was all wound up to discuss my views on bills up for consideration but other members gained recognition and beat me to my part of the story. In the committee rooms, however, I usually manage to fight for what I believe to be desired legislation. I must confess that some criticisms which I received during the past week have slightly irritated me. Of course, any public servant is ub'Ject to censor and I have served long enough on our school board to acclimate my system to criticism, but when attempts are being made to discover motives, other than those that actuated me to introduce a certain bill in the house, I feel that It is only fair to state -my reason for so doing. Yes, I was one of the authors of the six cent mileage bill for county officers and I will admit further that I was its chief engineer. The other boys were planning on introducing a similai bill so we got together and the result was House File No. 250. The measure is quite unpopular with the members who are more interested in building political castles for themselves than to get relief for the tax payers. For the benefit of those who are still in doubt as to my attitude on increased salaries and state expenses, let me say right here that I will not knowingly support any proposed law at this time, that will increase taxes. But, on the other hand, I shall support every bill that, In my Judgment, tends to reduce them. My reasons are as follows: Almost all of Iowa's wealth consists of agricultural products and her ability to produce same. When these products cannot command cost of production prices, how is it possible to increase the salaries of public ser- Wisconsin and Bert Turnbaugh son of Swea City. and . •-» county's master farmers, a member Of the state board of education and the Algona Rotary club, sppke on Rosary's Objectives and Ideals. Mr. Godfrey talks straight from the shoulder and gave a very interesting speech on the six objectives of Rotary. He interspersed his remarks with clever humor and his listeners were sorry when he had finished. The Minstrel Show, The minstrel show came next and to put it mildly it was a "wow." County Agent E. R. Morrison showed that he was ready for the "big time" as an in- «rlocutor. The minstrels were Everett Handier, T. L. Larson, Helmuth Huenhold, W. A. Lorenz, G. F. Towne, N V Lowe, M J. Streit, and Gene Murtagh. The end men were John Haggard, W. A. Foster, Joel Herbst and Sarold Cowan. The costumes of the ;roupe were worth the price of admission. The singing was great and the. jokes on a number of the Rotarians were very clever. This troupe of minstrels could well go on the stage and make a hit even with the most "blase" audience. Rotary buttons were presented to President Dewel, Secretary T. L. Larson, past presidents, J. W. Sullivan, A. LI. Peterson, M. P. Weaver, M. P. Haggard and Al Falkenhainer. Bridge took up the rest of the evening with Mrs. H. R. Cowan, Mrs. Herman Hauberg, D. P. Smith and W. A, Foster winning the prizes. Algona May Have Cooperative Oil Co. Co-operative oil companies, including the establishment of a bulk sta- and perhaps a filling station for the local community has been generally discussed by many local groups. Local men who have been interested in other successful cooperative enterprises a/ound the Algona community have come to believe that if farmers and business men of this community want an oil Wife of Algonian Sought as Forger. An article which appeared In the Mason City Globe-Gazette on Tuesday stated that persistent efforts on the part of a woman forger to gain possession of a forged Instrument was being made by the woman whose husband lives In Algona. No mention was made of the names and as we go to press the names have not been released. According to the Gazette, the woman passed a check drawn on a bank supposedly In New Hampton. The check was for $12 and was passed at a Mason '" 1J ^- ; store/ ;,!Woeh,it ( vWas 1 **i* • '" . ••; j'*- 'i'-'' 1 an effort was made to run down the forger. Telephone messages were then receivted! toy the harflware company from Minneapolis and other towns stating that If the check was given to the woman's husband in Algona the money would be forthcoming. The manager of the store, however, is going to push the case in order to make this a lesson to others who think they can forge checks and get away with it. company, they will organize their own if given the opportunity. To give all those interested in the possibilities of a local cooperative oil company on opportunity to talk over the proposition and discuss its possible organization, there will be a meeting held at the court house in Algona next Saturday afternoon at one- thirty p. m. Crystal Lake Car Turned Over Killing Two Women Last Sunday. SEVEN OCCUPANTS IN WRECKED MACHINE. Survivors Bruised and Scratched. Find Five Nails In Hear Tire Causing Driver to Lose Control of Cor. A tragic accident happened three and a half miles cast of Bancroft on the Tltonka road lust Sunday afternoon about two-thirty when a car driv- by Wilbur Cox of Crystal Lake, overturned causing the death of two persons. Cox's stepdaughter, Mrs. Calvin Walker of Carney, Missouri, was nstantly killed and Mrs. Cox, his wife, received a broken leg and other injuries and shock which caused her death later in the day. She had been in ill health for some time. The other occupants were uninjured except for numerous scratches and bruises. Seven People In Car. There were seven occupants In the car, a 1930 Chevrolet sedan, who were coming from Crystal Lake toward Bancroft. According to witnesses the car was going at a speed of about forty miles an hour when it suddenly started to sway back and forth and then turned over once or twice in the middle of the road. Mr. and Mrs. Gust Koppen and friends were driving west toward the Ill-fated car Just as it tipped over and were witnesses to the accident as were J. C. Recker and Allen J. Murphy, both of Bancroft. The occupants of the car were taken out of the wreck and Mrs. Cox was hurried to Bancroft to Dr. Devjne's office, where first aid was administered. Mrs, Walker, who was twenty-four years old, was killed • outright, receiving a fractured skull and other Injuries. Five Nails In Tire. Sheriff L. E. Hovey and Leon Merritt from were, called^ to, .investigate, "the, 4 a Coroner Algona , dent. found that .the—,_,,._„„_,.-, -~ •'••'• •feUr^litom>*?} s . ,'• _ _. . _V:i." - •»•*__ *• none of the -tires had blown out: The supposition Is that; the rear tire 'had become gradually and with the CHAS. E. HEARST SPOKE TO F. B. Talked Thursday at Swea City at Joint Meeting of Farm Bureau. EXPLAINED TAX REVISION PROBLEM. Orchard Spray Service Cards are to be Mailed out to Fruit Growers and Merchants Again This Year. ^ load that was in the caused caused it' to sway and get out of control as the occupants of the car stated that they were unaware of the tire being flat. The tires were all practically new. Coroner Mcrritt brought Mrs. Cox, who was 45 years old to the Kossuth hospital in Algona in the ambulance, where she died later In the day and the body of Mrs. Walker was taken to the undertaking parlors In Bancroft. Both bodies were then taken to Crystal Lake. The occupants of the car were Mr. and Mrs. Cox, Esther and Edna Cox, and Nettie Stohr all of Crystal Lake, and Mrs. Calvin Walker and daughter, Ella Marie, who Is six years old. The latter two had been visiting the Cox home at Crystal Lake, where Mr. Cox Is a fanner. vants. Nor is tha&ajl. What can any thinking man sea m the immediate future (and by this I m**" 1 t*W next (Continued on Last Page). Work on School is Going Ahead Rapidly. Work is going along nicely at the new school house and the new construction company from Spencer has set right to work In order to have it finished by next August. With the flue weather we have been experiencing the work will go ahead fast. Rumors of Mayer, the former contractor, suing the school board for $50,000 has not come out officially and it is believed by the members of the board that there is nothing to it. Davidson Here Today For Court Session. Judge F. C. Davidson of Emmetsburg Js holding court In Algona today. There Is a supplementary hearing scheduled for this afternoon, and a few orders and decrees are to be signed. The session today is a continuation of the January term. President Charles E. Hearst of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, talked at a joint meeting of the Eagle, Grant, Swea and Harrison township farm bureaus in Swea City last Thursday evening, February 17. Mr. Hearst in addition to his work as leader of the Iowa farm bureau, Is also chairman of the legislative committee of the American Farm Bureau Federation. His intimate association with state and national farm questions made his talk of genuine Interst to all who heard him. The property owners' side of the tax revision question that its taking iso much time In our present state legislature was generally outlined by Mr Hearst, Including a brief discussion of the county assessor plan as presented by the state board of assessment and review as a part of the tax revision program. The county assessor plan apparently has its greatest advantages to the fanner in counties that include the larger cities of the states. Talked to Klwanls Club. At noon, Mr. Hearst spoke briefly before the Kiwanis club of Algona and In tile afternoon attended the Kossuth county farm bureau board meeting at Swea City, where he discussed briefly witli the board the part the farm bureau is taking in many of the questions affecting agriculture and the state or nation. The evening meeting at Swea City was well attended by folks from all parts of the county. M. L. Johnson, president of Eagle township and past county farm bureau president, acted as chairman. Short talks were made by Mrs. J. H. Warburton, chairman county women's work; O. R. Shoby, chairman of county organization committee; Miss Muriel Body, home demonstration agent and County Agent Morrison. Music was furnished by the local orchestra, Smith-Hughes teacher, Mr. Swaeney led the community sing- Hiram E. Green Died Last Week. Hiram E. Green, eon of James M. and Elizabeth Green, was born in Foreston, Illinois, December J2, 1871, and departed this life Monday, February 16th, aged 59 years, two months and four days. He came to Iowa with his parents in 1880, and has lived since then In the ' SB. Joseph-Livermore neighborhood. Here he had followed farming, threshing, and other lines of neighborly service. For many years he was a member of the Masonic order, and because of his sterling character, had a host of friends In this community. He leaves to mourn his death the aged mother, one brother, Emory J. Green; three sisters, Mrs. Lulu Sheriff Waukon, Iowa; Mrs. aFnnie Fluhart, Shellsburg, Iowa; Mrs. Lenore A. Bryden, Bancroft, and one niece, Helen Bryden of Bancroft. Besides these a large circle of friends and neighbors mourn his passing, and extend sympathy to the bereaved relatives. A worthy citizen, a kindly neighbor, an honest, manly man, is cut down iu the very strength of his manhood. The whole community Is the poorer for his going. The funeral services were held In the family home where he and Ills brother have for many years cared lor the aged and widowed mother. The near relatives were all present at the funeral services. Miss Lena Bennett sang fitting numbers and the Rev. Frank H. Webster of Algona spoke from 2 Samuel 1:25, "How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle." Interment was iii Irvington cemetery, where with the Impressive seivice of the Masonic order, his body was laid to rest. "How well he fell asleep! Like some proud river, widening toward the sea, Calmly and grandly,, silently and deep. Life joined eternity." ing. The ladies the meeting. served lunch after Kossuth County Bankers Elect Officers, The Bankers' Association of Kossuth county met at the Algona hotel last Monday evening for their annual meet- Ing and banquet. After the banquet the following officers were elected: L. A. Kennedy of Bancroft, president; Ed. Rahm of St. Benedict, vice president; William Boyken of Titonka, secretary and W. Scott Verne, treasurer. Honna of Lu-

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