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—Twelve Pages V * & ' OPPBH bfeS itOlNES. 44th YEAR REPUBLICAN, 88th " ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 3931 VOL. 28—NO. 40 MASONIC LODGE BUYS ALGONA F. S. NORTON DIED MONDAYEVENING Prominent Algona Lumberman Passes After Almost Two Years' Illness. FUNEEALATM.E. CHUECH THURSDAY. Was Outstanding Church Member. Survived by Wife and Four Child, t ren. Died on 66th Birthday. F. S. Norton, for thirty-five years an active lumberman and prominent .business and church man in Algona, •died Monday evening, March 16, after a prolonged illness of almost two years caused by arterio sclerosis. He Buffered a paralytic stroke two years ago In May, which left him paralyzed and speechless and confined him to his bed. During his long Illness he was tenderly cared .for by his devoted ^wife and children' who came from their homes to spend part of their time with him, helping to cheer his long hours. He also had the care of nurses during the greater part o fhis illness and for some time past was cared for by Miss Ellen Carlson. His condition remained much the same for some time after he suffered the stroke, but about Christmas time last year he had another stroke which brought a change for the worse and he continued to fail more rapidly. At times during the past month it was with difficulty that he recognized even the members of his immediate family. During the forepart of his illness he seemed to be in little pain, but of late his uffering increased and pains in his head caused him much misery. Came to Algona In 1894. Mr. Norton died on his birthday at the exact age of sixty-six years. Fred Spencer Norton was born March ie, 1865 at Gouvenemv New York. When he was three months of age he moved with his parents to" Berlin Heights, "_ . « ^ r_ *i«_ «___1».*.* .9 r*>ln«tef *irJM*A Mrs. Fred Anderson Fractured Hip in Fall. Mrs. Fred Anderson suffered a painful and serious accident last week on Wednesday when she fell from a little sewing chair and fractured her hip. She was visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Baymond Irons at Cherokee when the accident occurred. Some time ago she injured her ankle and since then it has been a little hard for her to get about. She started to get up from the chair and reach for the window sill to help herself, but her hand slipped and she fell from the chair. She was taken to the Sioux Valley hospital where weights were put on her leg. The doctors expect to put the injured member In a cast this week and think that after a few days rest Mrs. Anderson will be able to stand the trip home to Algona. Mr. Anderson and son, Homer, went to Cherokee «as soon as they learned of the accident and Mr. Anderson has remained with his wife. Homer returned, but went to visit his mother again on Sunday. Dr. Guy Anderson of Ackley was also called to help care for his mother. Mrs. Anderson had gone to Spencer a week ago Sunday to visit her son, Beed, whose little boy, Lewis, had fallen from his pony and fractured his arm. From Spencer she went on to Cherokee. Tni^eigW ; " After the death of his father, 1 Mr., Norton managed his fath- CT'S farm for several years. Later he went to Howard, South Dakota, to manage a lumber yard for an aunt. While there he was married to Miss Adele N. Goold in the year 1890. Four years later he and Mrs. Norton moved to Algona where he purchased the present F. S. Norton & Son lumber yard, which was then known as the Wheeler Lumber Company. Since 1915 his son, Milton, has been a partner in the business with him. During his'many years' residence in Algona Mr. Norton was one of the outstanding members of the Methodist church. When the new church was built in 1898, Mr. Norton served as a member of the building committee, and has served on the official board of the church ever since. He was a man who held the respect and good will of all who knew him, and by his sincere and kindly manner he won the friendship of all with whom he came in contact. During the time he lived he acquired several farms, and it was one of his favorite pastimes to improve and oversee them. The other favorite pastime was the hours he spent with his grandchildren who are six in number, Mary Ellen and Paul Worster, Dick and Miriam Norton of Algona, and Frederick and Robert Ferguson of Keokuk, formerly of Algona. Mr. Norton was a member of the Modern Woodmen and the Odd Fellows lodge. He and Mrs. Norton were also members of the Halcyon club, a social club which was organized a number of years ago, Ames Alumni Banquet to be Held Friday. Plans for the Kossuth county Iowa State College alumni banquet which is to be held Friday evening at the Algona hotel are being completed. Dr. W. Aitken from the veterinary faculty at Ames and T. N. Metcalf, athletic director of the college will be here and address the gathering and there will be other entertainment. Mr. Metcalf has become quite interested in Algona since a number of Algona athletes have gone to Ames and made good records for themselves and the school. Dinner win be served at seven o'clock at seventy-five cents per person. All persons who have ever attended Iowa State College as students are invited to attend. It was a task to secure the names of .all in the county who had attended college at -Ames, and some of the alumni may have been overlooked, but regardless of whether they received Invitations every alumnus is invited. Reservations are to X' 3>"" uet was^piarihed "in connection with similar meetings which over the state on DECLAIM CONTEST HERE MARCH 24 Nine Schools Will Take Part in this Contest Which is Pre-District. THBEE KJONTESTANTS CHOSEN FOR DISTRICT. This Will be One of the Third Series of Contests and Will Have Some of Best Talent in State. (By J. F. Overmyer.) One of the pro-district declamatory contests will be held here at Algona next Tuesday, March 24. Nine schools will participate in this contest from which three contestants, one from each class, will be selected to take part In the district contest, held at Scranton. This will be one of the third series of contests, and we shall hear some of the best in this part of the state. We have all assurance of an excellent program. The nrogram will begin at seven-forty-five "and the price of admission is 25 and 35 cents. Washington Writer a Radio Speaker. The Upper Des Moines-Bepubllcan takes pleasure In announcing that Fred Holmes, our Washington correspondent, will be heard on the air next Saturday, March 21, beginning at eleven- thirty a. m., over the N. B. C. in a nation-wide hook-up, by invitation of the National Grange. Mr. Holmes will be the first speaker on the program during the National Grange hour. Mr. Holmes has written a weekly letter to the Upper Des Molnes-Bepublican from the national capital for years, and is rated one of the most reliable and able newspaper correspondents in Washington. All readers of this paper should tune in and listen to Mr. Holmes, who by this invitation to speak by the great farm organization, is recognized as a fair and eminent writer. SENATE PASSED THE ROAD PATROL BILL Provides for Force of Thirty-Seven Men with Power of Peace Officers. Program. Music High school orchestra Oratorical Class. The Constitution Donald Hutchins Algona The Strange Drama Frances Long Fonda The Masterful Man of the Ages ' Danzel Tompkins Garner Shall We Committ Suicide TO ENFORCE TRAFFIC LAWS ON HIGHWAYS. Similar BUI Awaits Action in the House. Also Voted Tax on Oleomargarine.' Bobert Watson or near th e college birthday which is March 22. Wives, husbands and partners for unmarried folks are included in the plans. Humboldt Music: (a)The Tinker Song (b) The Hunter's Glee Boys' Glee Club Dramatic Class. The Law of Retaliation ..Lois Barber Fonda The Alien Ruth Christenson Benwick The Reprisal .Helen Morrow Algona The Screen Viola Twito Des Moines, March 17.—The Benson bill creating a state highway control force under the direction of the state MEETINGS ON SOIL SURVEY ARE HELD Aim is to Discuss Information Contained in the Bulletin. EACH SOIL TYPE IS SHOWN ON MAP. Chemical and Physical Analysis, Crop Production, Tillage and Management of Different Soils. Soil survey follow-up meetings that are now being held throughout th.e county are proving of unusual Interest to the men attending. This series of meetings is held in most counties as soon as the state soil survey bulletin for that county is published and ready for distribution. It is the aim in these meetings to explain and discuss the information contained in the bulletin in order to make it of greatest value to land owners and operators. Each soil type is shown on the map and located on each farm. The fed- ral map was drawn to the scale of ie inch to the mile and makes the dentlfication of soil types on areas of >:i acres or less. Drift soils such as larion, Webster, and Dickinson types r general upland soils make up almost inety-two per cent of the soil area, Clarion forty per cent and Webster fty-one per cent, being two of the ounty's best producing soils. Terrace Soils. . soils generally deposited Larrabee for State Board of Education. Fred Larrabee of Port Dodge has jeen mentioned as a possible appointee of Governor Turner as a member of the state board of education. Such an appointment would bo a credit to Governor Turner and would insure the confidence of the peq'ple. Frederic Larrabee would honor any office to which he might be called and he certainly would L'c a fitting member of the State Board of Education. These are troublous times In state educational circles and members of the educational board should have the full confidence of the people. There are few men In Iowa Who could be named ,for this important position Who could fill the bill as well as Mr. Larrabee. There are four members to be appointed Frank Miles of Des Moines and Max Hucschen of Holstein have been rejected as members of the board after being nominated by the governor. It is safe to say that the legislature would find no fault with Fred Larrabee. Mr. Norton is survived by his wife and four children, Mrs. A. C. Ferguson of Keokuk, Milton and Mrs. S. A. Worster of Algona and Mrs. F. A. Wanzer of Danbury, Connecticut. Mrs. Wanzer, who will be remembered as Eleanor Norton, arrived in Algona this morning. Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson and two sons are expected this afternoon. Funeral Services Thursday. Funeral services will be held at the Algona Methodist church Thursday afternoon at two-thirty. Rev. C. V. Hulse, pastor of the local church, and Rev. R. T. Chipperfleld, a former Algona pastor, now of Sac City, will be the clergymen in charge of the services. Burial will be made at Riverview cemetery. Out of town relatives and friends beside the children who will be in Algona for the funeral include Rev. and Mrs. M. J. Norton of Earlvllle. Illinois, and daughter, Mrs. Ralph Noyces of Atlantic, Iowa, and other relatives r In 1 addition to his wife, four children and six grandchildren, Mr. Norton is survived by two brothers, Bert Norton of Olatha, Kansas, and the Rev. M. J. Norton of Earlvllle, Illinois Mrs. Norton and the children have the profound sympathy of the entire community in then;, bereavement. • Dr, Mprse Marries • Miss Beatrice Doxseec It- was Beatrice Doxsee, who was married to Pr. Morse recently in San gmotoCQ, ^tead^her mother,^ Chas. ANTI-SALOON PLAY A GREAT SUCCESS Good Crowd Attended the Play Monday Evening at Methodist Church. HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS WERE IN THE CAST. Miss Flaehn of the High School Faculty Coached the Play. Bev. Cole of Des Moines Gave Talk. Quite a large crowd witnessed the play, "Protection" at the Methddist church last Monday night. The play was put on under the auspices of the Anti-Saloon League with Rev. Cole of Des Moines in charge. Rev. Cole is connected with the play. Miss Plaehn of the high school faculty coached the play which made a big hit with the Music? ' _ The Girls' Double Octe Humorous Class. That Bore .;.....Jane Bellows Humboldt Pink Ice Cream Eileen Gibbs Belmond Der Deffil Gar :.. .August Krause Fenton Ma at the Basketball Game highway department passed the senate today, 29 to 17. An amendment was attached, however, permitting the state department of justice to commandeer the services of the patrolmen in emergencies, as in the pursuit of criminals and fugitives. A force of 35 men having the power of neace officers to enforce traffic laws on "primary highways under the direction of the state highway, department was provided/or. This force was^described *s a-' v Florence Peterson Rolfe Music. Decision of judges. Terrace -------long the drninways of the county are ioux, Fargo, Buckner and Hancock /hich under some seasonal conditions re less desirable and comprise slight- y less than two per cent of the soil rea. Swamp and bottomland soils uch as Wabash, Lamoure, peat and muck are often fertile soils, but usual- f require special management for best esults, cover about ski per cent of he county. Detailed information on hemical analysis, physical analysis, lop production, tillage and r«janage- ment of,,each of Farm Bureau Met in Union Township. Union, March 18. Special:A farm bureau meeting was held at the Alfred Schenck home Tuesday evening, March 17th. A program was enjoyed which was given by the school children of district number four. "The Prison Song" was sung by the school children; a drill, "America, the Beautiful," by five girls, namely—Pearl Alt, Dorothy Ward, Alice Mahoney, Dorothy Alt and Madonna Mahoney. The same five girls sang "Tip Toe 'Through the Tlips," and "Carolina Moon." Bev. Wood led the community singing. Mrs F. S. Thompson played a selection on the piano which was followed by a talk on soil survey by County Agent Morrison. A covered dish luncheon was served after the program. After the luncheon Mr. and Mrs. John Mahoney favored the guests with several numbers on the violin and piano. . , Aflw Poxsee. who lived to with' her parents when a little te a trftSed nurse and Dr. Morse aw ^ Physician in one ol audience. Scene of the Play. The scene of the play was laid in a court room. A mother was the plaintiff and she was suing a bootlegger for $25,000 because he had sold liquor to her son and while the son was under the Influence of the liquor he had killed his sweetheart. He was the sole means of support for his mother and she contended that the bootlegger was responsible for his actions while under the Influence of the liqour. Of course the end was that the bootlegger was found guilty and the mother won her suit to the satisfaction of everyone present. Principal Characters. The principal characters in the play, were Lyle Runchey, defense attorney; Karl Shumway, prosecuting attorney; John Simpson, detective and Joe Jordon, a witness. These boys are all students at the Algona high school as were the other members of the cast with the exception of the judge who was Rev. Cole. The other members of the cast included Carl Medin, who was the bootlegger; Peter Chubb, the prisoner; MelVin Shilts, county attorney; Everyl Adams, sheriff; Thomas Vipond, newspaper editor; Kenneth Medin, clerk; Willurd Zeigler, banker; William Monlux, constable; Helen Morrow, plaintiff and Margaret Habegar, a society woman. Twelve other students acted as the jury. , AU Did Well. Every one of the characters did their parts well and convinced the audience that right always triumphs. Rev. coje old tone friends in wish town all happiness. JRWurfo Aua» boy, Tnte 18 ave a talk .after "the play s ,«* the Anti-BaJopn League «* contributions in prderjo fwd wo*. He stated ttet te* to try wwJ g^ toft to Ail on& next year. January Term of Court to Close Friday. Judge F. C. Davidson of Emmetsburg was in Algona Saturday and held court. Witnesses were (heard on a Swea City bank case which the judge took under advisement. Court will be closed Friday in order that the bar dockets for the March term may be printed. Numerous new cases have come up during the past few weeks and the" attorneys have all been working over time with the result that there will undoubtedly be a heavy docket for the next term which will open March 30, with Judge James DeLand of Storm Lake on the bench. Two New Candidates for City Council File. Two more candidates for councilmen filed their nomination papers last week and one candidate withdrew. The two filing were C.' Herman for the fourth ward and Milt Moore in the second. Mr. Herman is on the council at the present time and Mr. Moore is opposed to W. A. Foster to take the place of D Jj. Leffert, the present councilman. Henry Relmer withdrew his name from the ballot In the fourth ward leaving Mr. Herman unopposed. Saturday was the last day for .filing. The flght for mayor between Mayor Albert Ogren and O. F. Specht is warming up. Mr*. Q, Madson Came Home on Tuesday. Mrs. Q. Madson, who has been at Nevada Iowa, for several weeks taking treatment was brought home an Tuesday. She is suffering with liver trouble and BUM* concern is fejt over hep condition. a" companion bill now b'efore the house. When considered in the senate today the Will struck a temporary snag in proposals that the patrolmen be placed under the executive council or that their duties and that of motor vehicle inspectors 'be combined. Neither proposal was accepted. Senator C. A. Benson of Clayton county, sponsor of' the bill, said it was carrying out the. policy of the 43rd general assembly, which proposed to give the power of peace officers to employees of the highway department He estimated that operation of the system under the plan approved woulc cost $105,000 annually, to be paid of the state primary road fund. Opponents of the bill saw it as setting up two law enforcement departments." They said one of these would be the department of justice at Des Moines and the other the highway commission at Ames. Senator George A. Wilson of Polk county said the plan would open the door to additional expenditures. The amendment permitting the de partment of justice to commandeer the services of the patrolmen was sponsored by Senator C. F. Clark of Linn ant O. P. Bennett of Monona. Clark said it would aid in the capture of bank bandits and other fugitives. The Roll Call. The roll call on the highway patro bill was: ayes—Batrd, Benson, Black ford, Booth, Garden, Chrifitophel Clark of Linn, Clark of Marion, Clear man. Cochrane, Cole, Hoykendall, Dor an, Haf?er, Hill, Ickls, Kent, Knudson Langfltt, Leonard, McLeland, Myers Rigby, Stanley, Stevens, Stoddard, Tap ping, Wenner and White. Noes—Anderson, Bennett, Bissei: Clark of Cerro Gordo, Cooney, Gun derson, Irwin, Kimberley, Klemme Lowe, McDonald, Moen, Patterson Quirk, Ritchey, Tabor and Wilson. The Iowa senate passed the bill im posing a tax of five cents per pound or each pound of oleomargarine sold i the state. The house previously ha> acted on the measure. The senate vote was 44 to 1, Senato B. M. Stoddard of Woodbury countj being the only one recorded as oppos ed An amendment making the tax cents on all oleomargarine and three cents additional on all oleomargarine, mving less than 50 per cent animal 'at was passed. A substitute amendment, however, was adopted, putting ,he tax back on the flat five cent basis. Senator C. F. Clarke of Linn county calculated the bill would produce $500,100 annually in revenue and that it would increase the market for butter In the state. The house is expected to concur in minor amendments added to the bill by the senate. Algona Lady to Visit in Denmark. Mrs. Fred Nelson, who lives on Commercial street, near the Milwaukee depot, left Tuesday evening for a visit at the home of her parents in Denmark. She expects to leave New York Saturday and will sail on the steamer Frederick, the VIII. Her parents, Mr, and Mrs. F. A. Holms of Mnrstal, Denmark, expect to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary, April 24, and she wishes to be present to help them celebrate the event. Changes in the ocean transportation necessitates that she start two weeks earlier than planned. Her many friends here wish her a very pleasant voyage nnd a safe journey when homeward bound. is Scheduled Meetings. . Soil survey meetings are scheduled nd bulletins will be distributed at: Fenton with annual elevator meeting, aturday, March 14, afternoon Wesley elevator, Monday, March 16, evening. Alfred Schenck home, Union town- ihip, Tuesday, March 17, evening. Lone Rock School, Wednesday, March 18, evening. Seneca Consolidated school, Thursday, March 19, evening. St. Benedict elevator, Friday, March 20, evening. Large Attendance at Regular Meeting on Friday Evening. WILL REMODEL AND MAKE REPAIRS- Committee Report \Va« Accepted by Almost Unanimous Vote. Masonic Bodies May Unite. At a regular meeting of Prudence lodge, No. 205, A. F. and A. M. held Thursday evening it was voted to accept the report of the committee appointed to investigate and make an option for the Algona hospital. The committee consisted of N. E. Bartlett, Joe Greenberg, H. E. McMurray, W. E. McDonald and George St. John. They took an option on the property agreeing to pay approximately $10,000 cash and turn in additionally the lot on South Dodge street, south of the Legion hall. Over one hundred members were present at the meeting and the vote to accept the proposition had but four or five dissenting votes and only because they favored the erection of a new building on the lot owned by the order. Algona has four Masonic organizations: )Uie Blue Lod&ta, Royal Arm Chapter, Council and the Eastern Star and it is probable they will all enter into the proposition and the building be made into a Masonic temple. A Good Location. The property occupies a good location on East State street. The building has a full basement and two floors. It is understood that the remodeling will make a kitchen and dining hall in ' club Dr. Price Speaks ^ , , , r ^ 1 . the basement, a reception and club at Columbus. UhlO. room on the first floor and a lodge room on the second floor. It is estl- Dr. and Mrs. J. O. F. Price left Monday fdr Columbus, Ohio, where the doctor has been invited to speak before the Ohio Veterinary Conference which is being held at Ohio State University. He is to discuss swine diseases with the various practitioners who are attending the convention. Dr. Price is,a federal veterinarian and is is quite' an honor for the doctor "to speak at this convention as there will veterinarians from all over the country attending. The Prices expect to be home about Saturday. mated that the necessary repairs can be made for from $2500 to $3000. The lots cover 8GV& by 132 feet and/the building 30 Wy 60 feet. The building has for a number of years been owned and operated by Dr. 1C J. Keneflck, who had in the past Dr. E. C. Hartman associated with him and after his removal to Janesvllle, Wisconsin, B& Wesley Bank Pays Over 93 Per Cent. Wesley, March 17th. Special:— Depositors of the defunct First National Bank are rejoicing this week over another dividend amounting to ;wenty per cent which is being distributed by Assistant Receiver H. E. Johnson. A total of eighty-five per cent has been returned to depositors with a promise of about eight per cent more in the future. The First National Bank is one of the very few closed banks in the past few years which have been able to return anything like ninety-three per cent to their depositors. M'LAUGHLINS TO PAVE NO. NINE Awarded Contract for Thirty Miles West from Swea City. WILL RECEIVE $1.64 PER SQUARE YARD. Cost to be Half a Million Dollars. The Bridge Work Has Been Started, Ledyard Minister Died Last Week. Ledyard, March 17. Special: Rev. Damon, who has been seriously ill at the hospital at Fairmont for several weeks, passed away Tuesday morning. Funeral services were held here on Thursday morning and the remains were taken to Hubbard, Iowa, for services on Friday and where burial was made. Rev. Damon had been pastor 01 the German Evangelical church here for the past four years and he has a host of friends who will miss him keenly. Is n on the fempdellng. Phillips to Fight at Spencer Show. Clarence Phillips Is to flght in the main bout at Spencer tomorrow night with Charles Ruble of Spencer. These two men have never tangled before but both have good records during the past year. Ruble knocked out Big Boy Peterson of Emmetsburg in about a minute of fighting at Spencer in the last flght he appeared in. Ruble weighs in at about 210 pounds and Phillips at 170 but the local boy is confident of bringing home the bacon. Efforts are being made to match Phillips with Leonard Johnson of Forest City some time in the near future at the Mason City armory. Phillips was matched with him a week or so ago but Johnson was sick and a substitute appeared for him and was knocked out by Phillips in the first round. No doubt a large crowd from Algona will attend the bout at Spencer Thursday night. D, A. R. Presents Flag Codes to Public Bldgs. The members of the D. A. R. society have placed a United States flag code over the letter slot at the post office. The code gives all the instructions for hanging and carrying flags, as well as the flag salutes. The code is framed and in a glass about 18x12. The society also placed similar codes in the high school, Third Ward, Library and the Catholic academy and expects to hang one In the new school when it is completed. The codes are a gift that will be much appreciated by the general public aj there' is always more or less discussion regarding the hanging of the flag in its proper position, Attorney Van Ness Had Serious Operation. Attorney E. J. Van Ness is an inmate of St. Mary's hospital at Rochester, where he underwent a serious opera;ion for ulcers of the stomach last Wednesday. He is reported as doing nicely and Mrs. Van Ness has been with him. John and Rodney drove to Rochester Sunday to see him. Van has been ailing for several years with stomach trouble and it is hoped he will soon regain his health. Swea City Herald: J. H. McLaughlin & Son, Des Moines contractors, have been awarded the contract to pave road No. 9, beginning at Swea City and extending thence across Emmet county, a distance of thirty miles. In Kossuth county the contract calls for 6,15 miles and in Emmet 23.52 miles. First news that the Des Moines firm had received the contract reached Swea City Monday morning when five representatives of the company arrived early to look over the road. A press report from Ames in Tuesday's Des Moines Register caused confusion when it announced that the six miles in Kossuth had been awarded to the Henkle Construction Company of Ma- Bon City for $1.62 a square yard and the 24 milss in Emmet to the Hnllett Paving Company of Crosby, Minnesota, for $1.70 a square yard. Tuesday afternoon, however, State .Highway Engineer Wm. Paylor at Estherville and County Engineer Smith's office at Algona, verified the announcement that the McLaughlin Company had been awarded the work at $1.64 a square yard for the entire thirty miles. The project will cost in excess of a half million dollars. Bids were received Tuesday of last week, but the highway commission did not announce the successful bidders until several days later. Algona Stores to Have Bargain Day. The merchants of Al(, r ona are cooperating in a Dollar Day sale which takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday. An eight page circular giving the various bargains at the stores, were sent out to the people of the Algona vicinity. Tile Algona merchants are a live bunch and there are many bargains to be had, Is Arrested for Drunken Driving. George H. Button of Lone Rock was brought before Justice W. A. Danson this morning on the charge of driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He waived preliminary hearing and was to be taken before the judge this afternoon. Button was arrested by Constable W. H. Steward of Burt. Steward said that Button had bumped into one car and had forced some others to take to the ditch in order to escape a collision. Looking' for Water. Representatives of the McLaughlin company when they were here Monday were perplexed over the water situation. Dredge ditches in this region are either dry or unnlug too low. Mayor Dye felt it was too hazardous for the town to supply the water. It is the intention of the contractors to start work at Swea City. The company representatives Monday were dickering for a camp site on the Isaacson farm four miles west of Swea City. Bridge Being Built. Work on the new bridge two miles west is well along. The old bridge has been set to the side of the road and travel goes over it. Dr. Chas. Mayo, Jr. to Talk in Algona, Dr. Chas. Mayo, Jr., of Rochester, is to speak before the Kossuth County Medical Society Friday evening at a banquet which is to be held at the Algona hotel at six-thirty. There are about twenty-five doctors in the county and a number have been invited from the surrounding territory to hear Dr. Mayo. Dr. J. A. Devine of Bancroft is president of the medical society. Donovan Bowls a Perfect Score. Ralph Donovan rolled a perfect score bowling for the second lime this year at the Hub bowling alleys last night in a regular tournament name. A perfect score is sixteen straight strikes for 300. Ralph is a member of the Standard, Oil team and is a partner in the Super Service filling station on East State street. Weiss & Sorstedt Have Large Sale. Weiss <fc Sorstedt opened their sale with a bang last Thursday. A large crowd was waiting for the doors to open and it was necessary to lock the doors several times during the day so great was the jam. The sale has continued in great force and there are many bargains to be had by the pur* chasers.

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