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*BB UPPER DBS MOINES, 44th TBAtt *HB REPUBLICAN, J8th TEAR ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 1931 Twelve Pages VOL. 28—NO; 38 DICKINSON SWORN ALCONA LISTED FOR FEDERAL BUILDING Postmaster General Brown and Secretary Mellon File AUottment Report. EIGHTEEN SMALL IA. PITIES ON LIST. Eighty Thousand Dollars Amount Recommended for Algona. Win Be One of the First. Algona was listed among the Iowa towns with an allotment for a new •dtederal building by Postmaster General Brown and Secretary of the Treasury Mellon in a report sent to congress last week. The government had set aside 504 million dollars for a building •fund and the report made to congress designates where the money should be used. Congress has not, as yet, acted upon the allotments, but no doubt will In the near future. The flrot thing to he done after congress acts is to select a suitable location for the federal building and there are several good locations obtainable. The allotment submitted for Iowa Included the following cities: Algona, $80,000; Ames, $175,000; Clinton, $85,000; Hampton, $80,000; Harlan, $80,000; Independence. $85,000; Indianola, $80,000; Knoxville., y.$75,000; Manchester, $75,000; Mount Pleasant, $85,000; Nevada, $75,000; Os'age, $80,000; Pella, $70,000; Sac City, $75,000; Sheldon, $80,000; Storm Lake, $90,000; Waverly, $90,000; Winterset, $75,000. DR, FOX'S NEW OFFICE BUILDING The above picture is of Dr. L. W. Fox's new office building and apartmen house. This Is one of the most up-to-date veterinary offices in the state. Th apartments have been rented by Mr., and Mrs. W. H. Cummings. Fur Expert Talked to the Kiwanis Club. The Kiwanis club at then- weekly meeting last Thursday had the pleasure of hearing an interesting talk on furs by Mr. Swift, one of the members of the Marshall-Swift Cleaners from Mason City who is an experienced fur man and trapper. Mr. Swift had a number of different kinds of pelts and showed them to his listeners and explained their ^ahjejflnd •t^Ihab.ttBL of. ,the animals.:,,: malSTwerer Ing -things 'bear pelt that covered about three tables. Mr. Swift has talked before the students of a number of schools throughout the country. L. J, Nelson Buys Erickson Hardware. ••' L. J. Nelson, who for the past year ias been manager of the O. W. Erick•on hardware, has purchased the business and will continue to conduct the "store as 1 in the past. Mr. Nelson came here from Bancroft about two years •ago and the first year was employed to the Cliff hardware. After Mr. Er- •ickson became-owner of the store, Mr. Kelson contrnuedjjaflj'manager. Before coming to AJgflnarahe/ was employed for six years i'n.v4>He A: H. Fuchs hard•-ware at Bancroft. He is a good hard.•ware man and has 'made many friends uince coming to Algona. Ray Cunnlng- ham will assist Mr. Nelson and Es• ther Ohm will continue as bookkeeper. Master Barbers , Honor Aug. Bremer. The Associated Master Barbers of the county met at the August Bremer shop last Monday night and held a stag party In honor of Mr. Bremer, who has retired and who intends to go to Germany next summer and spend a year there visiting relatives. About thirty barbers from the various towns In the county were present. A regular business meeting was held also and 'they agreed to keep prices the same level as they believed they are not getting any more money than their service is worth. Mr. Bremer was presented with a box of cigars. Algona State Bank to Pay 10% Dividend. The Algona State Bank is to pay a ten per cent dividend .within a short time, but as yet no definite date has . been set and checks have not been received. As soon as the checks have arrived further notice will be given in this paper The bank has already paid thirty per cent, and the pending dividend will make a total of forty per cent. The County Savings Bank which closed at the same time the Algona State did in October, 1927, has already paid forty per cent in dividends. Each bank will pay out some further dividend as the liquidation is completed. B, H. Miller is examiner Jn charge, New Burt Savings Bank to Open Soon. A new bank will open in Burt in the near future under the name of the Burt Savings Bank. It will be capitalized at $26,000 with a surplus of $5,000- Practically all the stock has been '' sold to people liyinglntbe Burt vicinity. The bank will be located in the quarters of the old Burt National which was consolidated with the First National and which closed last September. The bunding was purchased oft th> receiver Monday Iw lip 00 - Burt *- beea without a bank since last and A clearing fcffljse h#» been t care of tilf flnaSpefl of the peo: Burt and vicinity, STAR ROUTE IN OPERATION NOW Daily Service Except Sun day Between Mason City and Algona. SERVICE STARTED THURS., FEB. 26. Two Trips Daily.' Only First Class Mall, Newspapers, and Special Service Mall Carried. The star route between Mason City and Algona was started Monday February 26, and now two malls arrive from the east dally except Sunday by truck. A Mason City man has the contract at present, but about July first, bids will be asked by the post office department. Only first class mall, newspapers, special handling and spe- in the') post 'bfficlr lobby* gives the present salary at $2900 and the distance between Nora Junction, where the route starts for the first trip, as 68.72 miles, which includes a side trip to the C. B. I. & P. depot at Mason City, a distance of .76 miles from the highway. Official Distances. The bulletin gives the following mileage from Nora Junction to Algona; Nora Junction to Mason City, ten miles. Clear Lake, 9.80 miles. Ventura, 5.50 miles. Garner, 7.80 miles. Britt. 10.40 miles. Wesley, 10.70 miles. , Sexton, 5 miles. ', Algona, 8 -miles. This arrangement Is only temporary and the department will later advertise for bids for the year beginning July 1. Cowan & Son Low Bidders on Filter. The city council met last night and accepted bids for the new filtering plant for the city on which work is to be started April 1. There were ten bidders, and the letting will be held this evening. There were twenty-seven items to be bid on and some of the contractors did not bid on all of them so that the amounts of the bids must be approximated. M. V. Norris of Webster City, who constructed the model is to be the engineer in charge. Cowan & Son of Algona were the low bidders with a bid of approximately twenty-nine or thirty thousand dollars. Other bidders were Zittrall Miller Company of Webster City; E. L. Royer Construction Company of Valley Junction, Iowa; Dearborn Construction Company of Waterloo; International Filter Company of Chicago; Fairbanks Morse & Company of Omaha; Commonwealth Electric Company of St. Paul; Woirthington Pump & Machine Company; Iowa Machine & Supply Company of Des Molnes and J. W. Turner of Des Molnes. Robert Schoby Was Arrested Wednesday Robert Schoby, youngest son of Mrs J. S. Schoby, was arrested last Wed nesday for illegal possession of in toxlcatlng liquor by Marsha: Floyd Newville and Deputy Sheriff Ev erett Harris. It is understood that th officers acting on a hot tip that Schob was going to deliver some booze t someone near the M. & St. L. depo waited for him near the ice cream factory. When Schoby drove up th officers called for him to stop. He go out of the car according to the test! mony and ran through a passenge coach Avhlch was standing on th tracks. Marshall Newville ran afte him and caught him when the door a one end of the coach would not open Newville testified that he grabbed Schoby who then dropped two hal pint bottles of alleged alcohol in a coa pile in one corner of the coach. Th marshall picked up the bottles am then took Schoby to the county Jail Schoby was then brought before Jus tlce Winkel and was bound over ti grand Jury under $1,000 bond whitf was furnished by his mother. His ca is being held by the officers. Then were a number of half pint bottles and a couple of funnels found in it but ni liquor. . Schoby claimed he was on his way to "see ajman about' selling* fcjs " • • • recently filed suit for $5,000 each from Marshall Newville and Marshall Wai ter Steward of Burt for malicious ar rest. The officers arrested him a few weeks ago for speeding after they hai searched his car for liquor and did no find any. Car Registrations Reach 6500 Tuesday Exactly 6500 car licenses had been issued Tuesday afternoon. In addition 871 trucks had been registered and approximately 200 trailers, according to Auto Clerk C. W. Pearson. During the past year 7770 cars were registerec in Kossuth county. Just what the number will run to this year is a little hard to predict. Under ordinary circumstances it could be estimated that at least 8,000 cars would be registered in 1931, but Mr. Pearson was inclined to believe that there would not be that many. During December, January and February 120 new cars were registered. In December there were 58 new cars including 22 Fords, 27 Chevrolets, one Chrysler, 2 Buicks, 2 Oldsmobiles, one Plymouth, one Whippet, one Pontiac, one Dodge.four new trucks, two Fords and two Chevrolets were registered. In January the new car registrations slumped to only 25, which Included 12 Fords, 11 Chevrolets, one Willys six and one Dodge. There were no new trucks. Business picked up in February and 37 new new cars were licensed including 11 Fords, 17 Chevrolets, 2 Dodges, one Reo, one Oldsmobile, two Willys sixes, one Willys Knight, two Pontiacs. Two Ford trucks and one Chevrolet were licensed during February. Algonians in Car Accident Monday. Raymond Wehler, George Lichter, and Louis and Andrew Reding were participants in an automobile accident last Monday near Ankeny when the Wehler car was struck by a trutk. The occupants of the Wehler car were uninjured except Louis Reding, who suffered a bruised eye. The car was quite badly damaged. The boys had been attending a Legion meeting in Des Moines. Two Farm Sales Listed This Week. Only two sales are listed this week. On March 10, B. A. Galbralth will hold a sale on his farm a mile and a half southwest of Algona or one-half mile west of the Call State Park. Riddle & Stewart «re the auctioneers. On March 12, O. W. Patterson will hold a sale on hia farm two miles north of Burt. o. O. Riddle is the auctioneer. Held Cooperative Oil Meeting Satruday. Quite a number of farmers and business men attended a meeting at the court house Saturday and listened to talks and discussions on a cooperative oil company. Mr. Hovey, a cousin of Sheriff L. E. Hovey, talked on the subject as did Mr. Studer of Wesley. Mr. Hovey is president of the company at Badger, Iowa, and Mr. Studer runs the K. & H. oil station at Wesley. The following committee was selected to think over whether the plan would be a good one for this community or not: J. C, Mawdsley, Ray McWhorter, William Runchey, Mads. Christiansen, Lloyd Potter, William Dodds, Nell Smith, Hugh Raney, Bert McCorkle and Jewell Patterson. Attended Funeral at Buffalo Center. Dr. and Mrs. F. E. Sawyer and the latter's mother, Mrs. Ahrens, and Jas. Gilbert attended the funeral of Mrs. Ida Badker at Blue Earth Sunday. Mrs. Badker was eighty-five years old at the time of her death which was the result of a fall in which she fractured her hip. She was writing letters at a desk, and as she arose from her chair fell in such a way as to fracture the hip. The accident happend a week ago last Friday and she died on last Thursday. Funeral services were held at Buffalo Center Sunday m $ burial was made at Giunoot. Mrs- Badker was the mother pf Mr. Gilbert's wife. SWEA CITY WON COUNTY TOURNEY Defeated Fenton at Ledyard i by Score of 17 to 5 on Saturday Night, Community Club Committees for 1931, ALGONA LOST TO LUVERNE 22 TO 19 Swea City Had the Class of tne Totur Moment, Winning all But One of "'"Trtielr Games by Large Scores. (By Mildred Goetsch.) Seneca, March 3. Special: The Kos suth county boys' basket ball tourna ment at Ledyard on Friday and Sat urday was won as expected by Swe City, which outclassed all the othe teams In the meet. Algona, the onl other Class A team, was eliminate by LuVerne. LuVcrnc 22, Algona 19. LuVerne by means of her real star Rlstau, who scored nineteen points nosed out Algona In a close game. Ledyard 19, Seneca 15. Ledyard with her best team in year 5 and the best Class B team in th tournament, played the Seneca mid gets In the second game. Seneca ha trouble in getting started, but afte Ledyard ran in her "scrubs" Senec ran the score up 13 to 17. Ledyarc had to put her big team back to sav the game, each 'side getting two point In the last few minutes of play. Bancroft 5, Swea City 25. Swea City had a fairly easy time de f eating Bancroft in a game in whirt the losers did not get a field goal Swea was just too good, and Ban croft missed too many long shots an was unable to get short ones. Whittemore 20, Lone Rock 11. This game was close until the las part, when Whittemore gradually pull ed away. Wesley 11, Fenton 30. Wesley played a good game Friday night against Fenwn/^but JSauses' ^Bi.^.u^r^ . ton-' improv ed, while" Wesley went to pieces. Titonka 17, LnVcrae 15. Titonka was lucky in getting a bye for the first round, while LuVerne had played a hard game in defeating Al gona In the after noon and. acted tir ed. However, Titonka played a hard scrappy game, keeping her opponent. covered. This game was somewhat o an upset. Swea City 20, Ledyard 15. The Swea-Ledyard game was the fastest and best in the tournament Swea gained a lead in the fore part o the game and kept it until the fina whistle blew, but their opponents were always at striking distance land in danger of getting to the danger 'point but they didn't make it. Fenton 15, Whittemore 12. This game was delayed a half an iour by a broken basket which had to be welded. It was anybody's game until near the end, with Fenton winning out by a "nose." Whittemore played a better game than the score shows. Swea 22, Titonka 6. This was repltltion of the Swea- Bancroft game with Titonka putting up a good scrap against a better team Titonka got only one field goal and rhat as the gun sounded. Swea City 17, Fenton 5. This was another case of "too much Swea." Fenton tried hard and missed several long shots, and in fact >layed her best game of the tourna- nent, but that was not enogh. Swea ed all through and won easily. All County Team. It Is impossible to agree on an all- county team, but here is one picked by R. L. Rossman. Forwards, Kraus!e jof Petiton and llstau of LuVerne; center, Osterman, of Ledyard; guards, Jensen of Swea ilty and Hanlfan of Swea City. Dur Representative Making Good Record. Representative Bonnstetter, who is pending his vacation from the legls- iture at home on his farm in Garield township, was visiting his parents nd some of his friends in Algona yes- erday. Mr. Bonnstetter has shown nat he Is of legislative size and has een congratulated by many on his enslble stand on a number of maters that have come before the leglsla- ure. He reports that the bill to repeal he $500 salary grab was definitely llled in the senate when it was laid n the table indefinitely. The matter ill likely be brought before the courts. S.r. Bonnstetter voted for repeal of he "grab." School Election Monday, March 9. The Algona school election will be eld next Monday, March 9, at the ounty superintendent's office at the ourt house. Mrs. o. B. Murtagh Is he only member of the board of dl- ectors whose term expires and her ame has been filed with the secretary f the school board ft>r reelection. E. .OUmore is up for reelection as treasurer. There are no names in opposi- on. President P. J. Chrlstensen of the Algona Community Club has appointed the following committees for 1931: Business Men's Council—We know that this council will be active and timely—R. W. Horlgan, chairman, W. A. White, E. W. Lusby, O. L. Bllley, and L. J. Nelson. Membership—We're expecting great things from, this committee in the way of new members—Jos. Auner, chairman, T. H. Chrischilles, D. H. Goeders. W. A. Foster, A. Kt. Borchardt. Publicity—To show Algona to the community in a bigger and better way —T. H. Chrischilles, chairman, N. C. Rice, D. E. Dewel, J. W. Haggard and M. J. Pool. Hospitality Days—Keep Algona before the trade territory in a big way this year—C. L. Bllley, chairman, W. A. Foster, H. E. Sorstedt, A. L. Long and Mrs. N. C. Rice. Parks—Algona's parks are nice, but they can be bettered—Let's do it—T. P. Harrington, chairman, M. P. Weaver, M. G. Norton, Al Falkenhalner. Schools—There Is a fine opportunity tills year for our committee with the new school—G. S. Buchanan, chairman, O. R. LaBarre, H. R. Cowan and F. D. Mathes. Fair—In the past this committee has always given the fair full cooperation and we are sure that this committee will function In the same manner this year—T. H. Holmes, chairman, K. D. James, E. J. Gllmore, and C M. Frane. Solicitors—This committee !s only open to praise for the work done in past year, and the manner in which this work has been performed calls for the same committee again—E. J. Van Ness and Fred W. Wehler. Conventions-Entertainments—This is a new committee so the way is open to show your stuff—D. H. Goeders, chairman, C. M. Frane, N. C. Rice, Wm. Dehnert, and F. D. Mathes. < Community Developments-Let's go— see if we can bring something to Algona that will make us even bigger and better—Al Falkenhalner, chairman, A. L. Peterson, Dr. R. H. Crawford, and W. E. McDonald. • Boy Scouts—This Is a wonderful work and we know this committee will get behind the leaders and make it a big year for the Scouts—M. OK Norton, chairman, A. E. Kresenky, Gordon Ogg arid;L. M. Merritt. Agriculture-rMake this the biggest man, and R. A. Clark. Entertainment—Another new com mlttee with an opportunity for servic —W. A. Barry, chairman, C. H. Taiy lor, L. J. Nelson, H. M. Hauberg, an Jos. Bloom. It is Now Senator L. J. Dickinson. SENATOR L. J. DICKINSON. Ralph Losses Are Home from West. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Loss and little daughter, Marjorle Clcora, came on Tuesday of last week from Seattle, Washington, where they have boon living for the past five years and are located again in Algona, where Mr. Loss Is employed at the Ncvlllo shoe store. Until they can find a house they are staying with Mrs. Loss' parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Norton. Mr. Loss owned a grocery store In Seattle, but sold out last December. For several weeks before coming homo they had been in Kctchlkan, Alaska, where they visited Mrs. Loss' sister, Lulu, who Is Mrs. Wm. Parnell. Mr. Parnell Is employed as a ship builder in the government yards there. The trip from Seattle to Ketchlkan Is made by boat and takes forty-eight to fifty hours. The Losses had a rather exciting ride home. They made the trip up Si ift,Alaska on the "Northland" and declwK 1 to return on the same boat. The boat was a new one but had been damaged and repaired. On the return trip the weather was stormy and It was necessary to keep the pumps running to keep out the water. While there was no immediate danger, the fact that the water was getting Into the boat and the splashing of the waves up over the deck made the trip home a rather eventful one. Mr. and Mrs. Loss went west in 1928 shortly after their marriage. They visited in Algona in 1928. Ralph Is a son of Mike Loss, well known Kossuth county farmer. L. J. Dickinson, for twelve years the representative of the Tenth district In congress and who was elected United States senator in the November election, was sworn in today and is now Senator Dickinson, Instead of Congressman. Fred C. Gllchrist was also sworn In as congressman and will represent the Tenth district in place of Mr. Dickinson. This Is the first time this section of Iowa has ever been represented in the upper house of congress and the people of Kossuth county and Algona take pride in having this representation. Spring Style Show at the Goeders Store The newest things for spring in dresses, coats, pajamas, formals anc hosiery were shown last Wednesday evening at a style show given at tin Goeders store when several girls and women modeled garments before gathering of Algona women. The dress numbers Included several types o sport frocks, ensembles, and afternoon dresses in both prints and plain col ors. Coats of heavy and light weigh materials were shown in several differ ent styles. A special feature of the style show was a Rollins hosiery de> monstration. Each model wore a pali of new Rollins hose which were thi t of the Goeders Company. Dur ing the hosiery demonstration severe of the girls displayed the special feat' ures of the Rollins hosiery, a hos which Is manufactured in Des Molnes and which in the past few years has jecome one of the most outstanding tiose manufactured in. this country VIr. House, representative of the Roll- ns Hosiery Company, in this district gave a talk on the hose which was 'ollowed by the modeling of hose by Miss Marguerite Sweezy of Des Molnes who came here especially to demonstrate hose. As a closing number of the style show the pajama parade was given showing the latest models in lounging pajamas. Those who modeled the garments ncluded Verona Benson, Helen Goeders, Helen Becker, Sara Doran, Katherine Seltzer, Florence Nelson, June torey, Eva Streit, Mrs. M. J. Strelt Mrs. Jf. L. Bonar, and Mrs. A. K illff. The audience was seated In chairs vhlch were lined up on the west side )f the main floor. The models showed he garments on a runway from the talrway to the front of the store and ut into each of the windows. ce Cream Factory Renewing Charter. The Algona Ice Cream & Candy lompany is renewing their charter this r eek after twenty years of incorpora- lon. The company started out with a apltal stock of $10,000. It is now capi- allzed at $35,000 under the efficient management of Charles H. Taylor, who as made the factory of outstanding nes in this part of the country, 'he present officers of the company re: Dr. C. H. Cretzmeyer, president; iV. H. Horan, vice president; Charles [. Taylor, secretary-treasurer; W. A. Dutton and Cooney Herman directors. Mrs. Jack Devine Visiting in Oklahoma. Mrs. Jack Devine who had a very evere attack of the pneumonia a few eeks ago has regained her health, he and her three daughters left re- ently for a visit of a month or so her home in Oklahoma. Jack and son, Bud, are looking after affairs at ome. J. H. McGilligan recently that her son, J. H. MpGllll- gan, who is in a hospital at Brooklyn, New York, has been moved to another ward and will soon be dismissed. He Is a radio expert in the navy serving on the U, S. S. Texas flag ship. He was taken to the hospital in December after he had been injured In an accident when he was struck by a taxi as he alighted from a street car. His foot was badly hurt and several bones ASKING FOR BIDS . ON Sm ROUTE Bids Wanted for Carrying Mail Between Nora Junction and Algona. CONTEACT FROM APRIL TO JULY. Two Round Trips Dally With Motor Vehicle. Bond Required With Bid. The post office today has isued an advertisement for mall service for carrying the United States mail during the months of April, May and June between Mason City and Algona, making two round trips daily, the first one from Nora Springs Junction and the second from Mason City. The route is now giving temporary service and is paying at the rate of $9200 annually. The bids must be accompanied by a $3100 bond. No postmaster or other classified civil service employe can be the contractor or employed Jtt . carrying the mail. The fiscal year ends June 30, when bids will be ~ \ in it were crushed and broken, has been hi the navy three years. He The Theodore Goeders Coming Back Home. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Goeders are leaving Long Beach, California, the tenth, of March for Algona after having spent nearly four months out west. Their nephew, Ted Goeders, wll drive them home. Ted has been fighting in California this winter as has his brother, Joe. Joe fought Leo Ramage in Santiago last Friday night and knocked him out in the fifth round, thereby making himself a contender for the light heavyweight championship of the world. Joe Is from Emmetsburg and has mad'e quite a name for himself in the circles of Fistlana. The Bert Deals Back From Convention. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Deal arrived home a week or so ago after attending the International Master Painters' convention at Memphis, Tennessee, as delegates. They also took In the big day of the Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans. There were about two hundred delegates present from the United States and Canada. Mr. and Mrs. Deal won a prize banjo clock in a drawing at the convention. They report a very good time. Use Eggs Now for Hatching Purposes. Eggs at present prices, said Mr. La- nuth, local manager of Swift & Company, may well be used for hatching, :o maintain the farm flock. Not for years, said Mr. Lamuth, have produc- TS been able to produce chicks so heaply. Whether biddy is allowed to mtch them or whether bought from he hatchery, chicles now represent low per-unlt cost, and even when a producer obtains only a fifty per cent field, his Investment In them will still e small. Rotary Club Hears School Declaims™. At the Rotory club luncheon Monday noon the members enjoyed hearing two high school students speak their declamatory speeches. Charles Cretzmeyer gave "A Man for the Ages" and Christina Gould gave "Goodbye Sister." Both speakers were well received and showed that they are up and coming talkers. They should go far in declamatory work. The following members were nominated for officers of the club: for president to succeed W. C. Dewel, J. F. Overmyer, B. H. Miller and L. E. Linnan; for vice president, M. P. Weaver, J. W- Sullivan and M. P. Haggard; for treasurer, E. L, Gilmore; for secretary, Eugene Murtagh, Joel Herbst, T. L. Larson and John Haggard and for directors, L. E. Llnnan, K. D. James, M. J. Poole, Joe Kelley, G. S. Buchanan and J. P. Overmyer. Tom Sherman's Brother Mayor of El Paso. Ray Sherman, a brother of Tom Sherman of Algona and Joe Sherman of Bancroft, will probably be the next mayor of El Paso, Texas, as he was given an unanimous nomination on the democratic ticket there last week. The El Paso Sherman was born on the Sherman farm a few miles southeast of Livermore, and for a number of years was city editor of the Port Dodge Messenger. Since going to El Paso a dozen years or so ago he has been engaged in the publication of a dally paper there. A democratic nomination Is equivalent to an election in the south and the republicans have announced that they would not have a candidate for mayor of El Paso this spring. Wesley Farm Bureau Met at Sexton Hall. A meeting was held in the Sexton lall last week by the Wesley township arm bureau with the Irvingtori farm >ureau as invited guests. There Were pproximately 125 members in attend- nce. A debate, "Resolved That the Farm Boy Has More Opportunities Than the City Boy," was held and the affirmative side was the victor. TTiere vas also a reading by Irma Ward, sev- ral orchestra selections and dialogues and a talk on farm bureau work by Chester Schoby o! Algona. Kossuth Hospital Nurses Have Rented Home. The nurses of the Kossuth hospital moved into the Fred Ward house oa • South Thorington street the lirst of the month. The girls had been staying at homes in the vicinity of the Kossuth hospital until a house was secured for them. There are at present nine girls. They take their meals at the hospital, where they have a separate dining room in the new addition to the hospital, which is being completed. Mrs. Nlta Isaacson, who is superintendent of the hospital will leave next week for Cedar Rapids to attend the state hospital convention. Mrs. Isaacson is a trustee on the board of directors. She plans to return on Friday or Saturday of next week. George Schropfer's Foot is Injured. George Scropfer was unfortunate enough a week or so ago to have a bone in his foot broken by a piece of coal. George says that he was building up the flre In his furnace and picked up a piece of kindling wood. This action dislodged a large chunk of coal which fell on his foot breaking a small bone. George is around town using crutches but the accident has not dimmed his cheerful manner and hii friendly smile.

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