The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 25, 1931 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 25, 1931
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•—Twelve Pages tJPfiSR DBS MOiNES, 44th TfiAft fcTCPUBLICAN. 38fh TBAfi ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 11)31 VOL. 28-NO. 41 OR. EVANS ASKS J5,000 IN AUTO ACCIDENT Algona Doctor Sues Eleanor . Bahm for Injuries in Auto Accident, COURT WILL CONVENE MONDAY, MARCH 30. Godfrey Talked to Mttrch Docket Heaviest in Years. Ninety-Seven New Cases, Twenty- One New Foreclosures. The March term of the district court will convene next Monday with the heaviest docket in years. Ninety-seven hew cases have been listed since the beginning of last term. The usual run is about seventy. Of the ninety- seven new cases twenty-one are foreclosures. The Hon. James DeLand of Storm Lake will preside on the bench this term'. • Dr. Evans Asks Damages. The last case to be filed for this term is that of Dr. R. A. Evans, local physician, against Miss Eleanor J. Rahrn, bookkeeper of the St. Benedict bank, who featured in two robberies of the bank last fall. Miss Rahm is a daughter of Mrs. Joe Rahm and a niece of Banker Ed. Rahm. The doctor asks $5000 damages for injuries received the evening after Christmas when the car hi,.which he was riding with August Rc-blBon of Irvlngton, was struck-by :Miss Rahm's car which was being driven by her sister, Miss Rosa- theRotarians The Algona Rotary club was enter tamed last Monday noon by hearing 6ne of the members, George Godfrey give one of his very interesting talks At this time Mr. Godfrey, who is a member of the state board of education, told of the conditions at the state university and of the hearings wh^ch are being conducted at this time in regard to the university funds. He stated that the university has grown from a four million dollar plant fifteen years ago to an eighteen million dollar plant or the largest business In ihe state. The number of students flf- ;een years ago numbered 3000, while ;oday there are nearly ten thousand. Over 5300 students last year came from other instiutlons of higher learning, with the freshman class decreasing In number. Seventy :thousand checks are issued lia Rahm. Evans was thrown from thje Robison car to the frozen ground and sustained severe bodily injuries which included one or more broken ribs, a dislocation of his right hip and Injuries to his chest, neck and shoulders. The petition states that the Robison car was 9n its own side of the road at the time It was struck on the left and front by the Rahm Pontiac, driven by the slxeten year old sister of the defendant, who was accompanied by her mother. The plaintiff alleges that Rosalia was negligent and careless it and her sister annually by university authorities arid over 7,000 meals are served daily. Mr. Godfrey stated that the university has one of the three class A medical colleges in the United States and the hydraulics laboratory in the engineering school is doing more important work than any other in the country. Three or four government projects in regard to flood control are being worked out in these laboratories. Mr. Godfrey said that already in the university trial there have been three thousand pages of transcript taken on the athletic situation and the building program investigation and of the cost it will be to the state to conduct this trial. He stated that if this trial will do away with petty Jealousy and gossip then-it of some value regardless of the cost. He then went on to tell of some of the different members of the board of education and their different problems. _ . IDEAS WANTED FOR HOME TALENT SHOW Farm Bureau to Put on Home Talent Show in June. WILL GIVE PRIZES FOR SUGGESTIONS. Four-H Club Members Should Enroll' in Different Clubs Now. Information Furnished upon Request, Suggestions are wanted for a home alent, circus to be given at the farm Burt Woman Died Suddenly on Sunday. Hurt, March 24. Special: Burt people were shocked to hear of the sudden death of Mrs. Anna Pommerenning, who died suddenly at her home on Sunday morning. She was found dead Sunday'evening when friends discovered she had not been about all day — J ---- not at church* as usual. Wal"•, was calted t ' ''•house she • i^'JPS so. claims that Rosalia was driving o the highway in a careless, .rtegligent and.reckless manner in violation of the statutes and that she was driving at a rate of speed beyond her control; and further claims that -she failed to turn to the right side of the road when about' to pass the Ford car in which the plaintiff was riding. The doctor claims in the petition that he was confined to his bed for two weeks; away •from his work three weeks, and partially disabled for another three weeks. He asks for a remuneration for doctors and nurses care, valued at $300, and $1000 for loss in business, claiming a total damage of $5000 for reasons stated above and for more or less permanent dJSftb^ity and nervous shock. Harrtngtonj;j9c Dickinson are attorneys The'flis^ week of court will as usual be devoted : to equity and non-jury cases. The Jury is summoned to appear Tuesday, April 7. The list of jurors was published in the Upper Des Molnes-Republlcan March 11. Greg . when she "died. Mrs. Fomme.renning was bom In Gerjriajiy and was seventy-four years old. The family owped a farm in Plum Creek, where they Jived until about twenty-five years ago when owing to the health of Mr. Pommerenn- ing they left .the-farm and moved to Burt. Mr. Pommerenning died about bureau picnic on the fairgrounds at Algona hi June. A manager, W. H. Patterson, Lakota, Iowa, has been op- pointed to conduct a contest for the purpose of collecting ideas that can be used by the program committee. He has mimeographed sheets of instructions discussing the general circus plans that he will be glad to send to anyone who will write for them. Awards of fifty cents to five dollars are being offered for original ideas' for stunts that have been used with success elsewhere. Prizes to be given only for stunts used. Four-H Members Enroll Now. There is still time to enroll in the pig club, dairy heifer club, colt club and corn club. If you have a local club leader, give him your enrollment card and he will send it to the county agent. If you do not have a club leader, send your enrollment direct to the farm bureau offide at Algona. " We want these enrollments now even though you have not yet purchased your pigs or calves. In other words, you should send your .enrollment even through you are merely "interested." We can send you further information ftbout the club. See one of the club leaders listed or send the.blank printed below to us by return-njiajll. - The age limits are ten dus Torine r Lak)Dta; ptto lyara; Is E. Sweany, SWe$' Ji — ' H. E. Rftr Former Algona Man Given High Praise. Col. Thomas P. Cooke, former Algona man, who has resided in Los Angeles for the past twenty-five years or so, and who has served on the city council for sokne yfears, comes up for reelection again this spring. Col. Cooke has made a fine record in his stand for the interests of the common people, and Capt. E. C. Crossmnn, a retired, army officer, prints the following commendation of Col. Cooke in the Los Angeles Times of recent date: I observe that Col. T. F. Cooke of Hollywood has announced his candl- dary for reelection to the city council. •What I did not notice In this an; houncement, but which seems to me .should be In fairness called to the at- •tention of the voters in view of recent happenings, is the fact that Col. Cooke had the honesty and Internal fortitude to vote against this Bell cement- plant graft which the council passed in the form of some rezoning ordinance or other. I do not live hi the colonel's district, but I do live in the cement-plant zone and I have never forgotten that this one council member refused to be stampeded into this measure to let a cement plant into the Santa Monica Mountains and a pipe line into tho beach district. "I happened to have known Col. TRAGIC ACCIDENT NEAR EMMETSBURG (Sne Killed and One Injured Sunday Night When Oar Hit a Train. CAR COMPLETELY CUT IN TWO PIECES * John Brodlgnn of Colrfttbus, Wlscon- ir sin, Killed and His Brother, Dave, of Emmetsburg Injured. . Cooke and his record over a period of some twenty years and believe it of interest that he is one of the few men living who served as an officer in both Spanish-American and World wars, being sent to France as a captain in 1918. He carries his soldier spirit into civilian life and we need such men in the council." ALGONA GARAGE , MAN DISAPPEARED Will Palmer Left Without Notifying Anyone of his Departure. John BrodlRan, GO. of Columbus, Wisconsin, was Instantly killed Sunday evening about seven o'clock and his brothflr, Dave, of Emmetsburg, was severely Injured when their car crash- Into the Sioux Flyer of the Milwaukee railroad eight miles west of Emmetsburg. Dave Brodigan was driving the car, a new .Ford coach, and It Is believed that the lights from a truck on the MANAGED ley; w. H. Bosworth, Algona; feernard Downing, West Benc3; Otto Kloock, Whittemore; Earl Neal, LuVerne. Name ; .. Address Township ........Type of club eighteen years 7 ago. The deceased leaves five > children: Mrs. Charles Miller of Duluth, Minnesota; Charles of Algona; Otto and Richard of Warroad. Minnesota, and Mrs. Wm. Freeze of Hartwlck, Iowa. Funeral arrangements have not been made at this writing. •Ramer of Algona is foreman of the grand Jury. Cases for Trial. There are twelve law cases and six- r «teen equity cases listed for trial. The. law cases include: Walsh et al vs. O'Donnell. Patterson vs Reece. Blomster vs. Larson et al. Nemmers vs. Bergmann. Thompson vs. Andrew, Receiver of County Savings Bank. Muckey vs. Klocke. DeLaval .Separator Co., vs. McDonald. Norman vs. Moulds et al. Germer vs. Seller. Andrew, Receiver vs. Yanser et al. Mulligan et al vs. Ludwlg. Ehmke Implement Co., vs. Wood. The equity cases are as follows: Thompson vs. Merriam et all. Thompson et al vs. Rotheram et al.* Andrew, va. LuVerne State Bank, John Deere Plow Company, claimant. Andrew vs. LuVerne State Bank, Drovers National Bank, .claimant. Johnson vs. Johnson, divorce. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., vs. Gross et all. Chicago Joint Stock Land Bank vs. Chambers et al. Chicago Joint Stock Land Bank vs Beroen et al. Rahn vs. Rahn, divorce. Th9mpson vs. Chambers et al. Strong Scott Manufacturing Co., vs. Dife Chas. Mayo, Jr. talked Here Thursday. Dr, Chas. Mayo, Jr.. of Rochester, Minnesota, talked Friday evening before' a meeting of the Kossuth County Medical society which was held on the mezzanine floor of the Algona hotel. There are about-twenty-five doctors-in the county, practically all of whom were present. Several doctors from 1 outside the county were also present,' Including F. X. Cretzmeyer and Brere- •ton of Emmetsburg,-Nelson of Ayrshire, Dolmage of Buffalo Center, Irish of Forest City, Shlppley of Ottosen and: Alson Braley of Wesley, a senior medical student at the University of Iowa, who had been home to see his mother, Mrs. H. J. Braley, who was 111 with the flu. Dr. Mayo Is a son of Dr. C. H. Mayo, one of the Mayo Brothers, who established the Mayo hospitals and clinics. Dr. Mayo talked on the Prevention of Surgical Complications by means of, proper preliminary and after care. He gave a very good talk which was enjoyed very much by the doctors. Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs Held Meeting. The two Algona service clubs, Rotary and Kiwanis, met in a Joint meeting last Thursday noon at the Algona hotel. The Kiwanis club was the host. Rev. W. H. Lease was the speaker and both clubs enjoyed his talk on the New Spirit of Today. He said that everybody in the world should do some good for humanity before they die and he told of the man who was responsible for the present public school system. He said this man had been an invalid most of his life but refused to die before he had done some good in the world. Seeing the ragged street urchins running around he gathered them together and started what Is now the public school system. Rev. Lease bs a very forceful speaker and his listeners were sorry when he was finished. Both clubs voted to give some money to the Junior baseball league 'to purchase baseballs. other sloe of the tracks confused him and he did not see the train. The car hit directly in front of the first mail coach. The car was cut In two pieces. The hood, engine and front wheels were thrown on one side of the crossing and the chassis was hurled seventy-five feet in the other direction with the men still in it. The chassis Was almost intact after the acclden but the front of the car was in smal pieces. The train came to a halt a soon as possible and members of th crew assisted in extricating the men from the wreckage and they were then taken to Emmetsburg. John Brodigan was visiting with his brother whom he had not seen in twenty years and they had been in the country on a visit with friends and were coming home when the accideni occurred. Dave Brodigan was employed as mechanic in the Ford garage in Emmetsburg. E. S. Johnson Died Here Last Saturday. Edward S. Johnson of Algonn died nt his home on South Minnesota street Inst Snturdny from dinbotcs. Mr. Johnson, who was eighty-two ycnrs old at the time of his death, lind boon ill for six weeks. The deceased wns well known in Algona nnd his fntnlly have the sympathy of nil. Edw. S. Johnson wns born in Dcln- wnre county, New York, on June 9, 1840, nnd died nt Algonn March 21. His father, Augustus Johnson, wns an implement denier. The decensed came to Jackson county. lown, in 1865, with Ills parents and in 18G5 moved to a farm in Sherman otwnship. He wns narricd to Emellne Robinson in Al- ?ona In 1809. One son wns born to .his union, Lewis A. Johnson of Irv- Ington, who survives. Mrs. Johnson died In 1808 and in 1899 Mr. Johnson married Ellzalleth Elsenbnrth, who survives. Mr. Johnson moved to Algona in 1895. Besides the wife nnd on, the deceased Is survived by eight grandchildren, and eight great grand- hildren. Mr. Johnson was handicapped by :eafness and partial blindness but nl- 'ays manged to got around town and /as always cheerful and friendly. He vlll be missed by his many friends. Funeral services were held Monday fternoon at the home with the Ma- Burial was in IrvinK- Rev. A. English olllclat- onto service, on cemetery, d. Out of town relatives present Mr, and Mrs. Joe Frank of /ick and Mr. and Mrs. Jewel. MAYERS FILE SUIT FOR $100,000 Total of the Different Suits Against School District Amounts to $159,660. LAST SUIT CLAIMS MAYERS SLANDERED. Allege That the Cancellation of Contract by School Board was Illegal nnd Wns Done Maliciously. A fourth suit ; was filed In the district court last Wednesday by J. H. Mayer and P. P. ,Mayer, his son of Humboldt ngninst the Algona school board, tho Union Indemnity Co., and the architects of the now school:building, asking $100,000 actual and exemplary damages for slander. The plaintiffs claim .that the circulation of .false ; rumors ,has damaged their reputations as .builders. They seek $50,000 actual Ua,mages arid $50,000 exemplary damages because of these fTennis Club is formed in Algona. Possibly is in Texas or Pennsylvania, But No Trace Has Been Found of Rim Thus Far-. Koser et al. Iowa Des Moines National Bank & Trust Company vs. Chubb et al. Nine New Criminal Cases. Nine new criminal cases have been added to the docket since last term. They are: State vs. Arthur Dransfeldt, on a charge of illegal possession of intoxicating liquor; State vs. Chester Johnson, illegal possession of intoxicating liquor; State vs. George Duncan, disturbance; State vs. one certain automobile, transportation of intoxicating liquor; State vs. F. B. Carter, embezzlement; state vs. Robert Schoby, illegal possession of Intoxicating liquor; State vs. one Chevrolet automobile, transporting intoxicating liquor; State vs. Carl Marshall, liquor nuisance; State vs. Ralph Falwey. The damage suits which have grown out of the difficulties In the construction of the new Algona high school buildjng have been filed for this term ana are discussed elsewhere in this issue of the paper- One Divorce Suit. There are numerous law suits on notes, accounts, contracts, and attachment and several bank receiver oases. Algona Woman Died in Minneapolis. Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Don Powell last night in Minneapolis from pneumonia. The deceased had gone there a week ago to visit a daughter and was taken ill about three days ago and taken to a hospital. Her husband went to Minneapolis Monday night, upon hearing of her illness. The Powells live In the Amy Peugnet house on South Jones street. They have lived in Algona • *. for the past fourteen years. The burial will be In Anoka, Minnesota, the old home of the deceased. More details will be published next week. Hon. C. B. Hutchins 111 in Des Moines. C. B. Hutchins, veteran Algona man, and fbr several terms a member of the Iowa general assembly, who has been spending the winter in Des Moines looking in on the legislature; is in the Iowa Lutheran hospital slpj: with lobular pneumonia. Senator GeoVge Patterson In a telephone message to Harold Hutchins last Monday, said they had taken Mr. Hutchins from his room in the Y. M. C. A. building to the hospital to give him better care. Mr. Hutchins, who is eighty-two years of age, has been in splendid health of late after a serious illness a year or so ago. His letters to the Upper Des Moines-Republioan on tax questions have been of great value during this tax reform era. Mr, Hutchins 1 many old friends in Algona are anxiously awaiting further news from his bedside. Nothing has been heard from Wm. Palmer, who disappeared March 3, without telling anyone of -his departure. Mr. Palmer had Tjeen running the Chrysler garage in the Walter Klamp building next door north Qf the Tire Service station. Neither his wife nor his father, R. A. Palmer, can give any reason for his disappearance nor where he would go unless it would be to see relatives in Pennsylvania or Texas, but as far as is Tcnown he has not shown up at either place. He had told his wife that he was intending to take some Swea City people to Port Dodge 'that day to look over cars, but upon inquiry it was found that he had not seen the Swea City people. Palmer was driving a green Plymouth coupe bearing a 1930 license. According to Walter Klamp, owner of the garage business he and Palmer ...... ~Jd.*H$!iJ|! m bugritf-xif got together and formed a tennis club. They Intend to use the old Murtagh courts in the north part of town which are owned by H. R. Cowan. The members of the club are Harold Falken- halner, L. E. Llnnan, T. H. Chrischilles, P. A. Danson, Eugene Murtagh, Drs. W. D. Andrews, P. V. Janse, and O. r^ Schaap, Frank Williams, Harry Kruse G. W. Stillman and Fay Niver of Lu- Verne. A number of these men are sharks at the game and it will not be 'surprising if Algona will be represented at the state tournaments. Dr. Janse and Fay Nlver used to represent Lu- Verne at the state tournaments and were state doubles champs a few years ago. Three Per Cent Money for Farmers. The following article appeared In a recent issue of the Iroqubls, Illinois, County Times: "A large crowd filling the circuit court room and packing the halls before the doors gave enthusiastic response to the addresses given Saturday afternoon advocating three per cent money to the farmers. "Dr. P. j. ciune of Ottawa, Illinois, was the principal speaker at this meeting which advocated three per cent jovernment funds as loans to the farmers, Dr. Clune is president of the People's Trust'& Savings Bank In Ot- and is the originator and/organlz- tha/three;ftjer cent money move- meht. economical or political questions and stated that the movement will be a national issue in the 1932 campaign. It was pointed out that 268 of the representatives in congress are from he rural districts while only 160 are rom urban districts, which gives the rural group a majority hi congress of "It was pointed out that the states f Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas have Illed themselves with the movement which they 'claim will be a- go'd-"' end to the middlewestern farmer." Won of the contract for the building of the new school. Defendants Named. . The suit was filed by J. H. Mayer and F. F. Mayer as Individuals and named as defendants, T. P. Harrington, president of the school board, G. S. Buchanan and A. E: Michel, members of the bonrd; Proudfoot, Rawson, Souers £s Thomas, the architects and the bonding company* Mrs. O. B. Murtagh and Mrs. George St. John, the other members of the school board, were omitted from the suit. Filed Another Suit. The Mayers have filed another suit for $50,000 in the name of the firm for alleged breach of contract making • a total of $160,000 which the Mayara are suing for. The Humboldt Investment Company has flled| two suits against the board, the bonding" company the; Spencer OonatructiojO' whleh"took-over the coa- J $6,000 Typical March Weather With Rain. Iowa's drought was broken and the prayer for ram answered this week with a good rain Monday and a snow Tuesday that melted as it fell, soaking up the thirsty soil in fine shape. A March wind prevailed Tuesday, but today is a bright and warm typical spring day. A few farmers had started seeding oats during the past week, but after the moisture the land will be In much better condition. Only one suit for divorce was filed for this term, that of Mrs. Clara McClellan of LuVerne vs. Clinton McOlellan on the ground of drunkenness. The McOlelJans are the parents of eight children. Mr. McOleJlen is a former Algona electriciaa Gym Show at High School on March 26. The boys' high school gym show will be held at the high school gymnasium on Thursday evening, March 26, at seven-thirty. The boys have bee nreviewing all their gym tricks, which they have learned under Coach Aubrey Bonham and are prepared to put on a fine exhibition of games, tumbling, apparatus work, boxing, basket ball and physical training exercises. A large crowd should attend and see the boys. The funds will be used for track expenses. An ad appears in another part of this paper. John Bishop, 13, Fractures Skull. John Bishop, thirteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A- A. Bishop, suffered a fractured skull last Thursday, when he fell from a car in which he was riding and hit his head. John was taken home from the hospital Monday and is now able to sit up for a while each day. His friends hope to see him about soon. were to hold an accounting that day for the past year's business, which they had been putting off for quite a time. Mr. Palmer was recently man-led to Mrs. Meda Redfield and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Palmer of Algona and moved here from Texas about five years ago. He worked in the Charles Klamp garage until it quit business and then took over the management of the garage under Walter Klamp, who farms northeast of Algona. All the business details were left to Mr. Palmer to handle. It is believed that Mr. Palmer will be located soon and that everything will be cleared up satisfactorily. Mrs. Fred Anderson Still in the Hospital. Fre.d Anderson returned from Cherokee Tuesday night. He has been there for some time with his wife, who is in the Sioux Valley hospital with a broken hip which she received in a fall some time ago while visiting her daughter in Cherokee. Mr. Anderson reports that she is getting along as well as can be expected but it will probably be some weeks before she can be brought home. Mrs. Maude Presnell, a daughter, came from Findlay Ohio, last Friday for an indefinite sta- Algona Boy Scouts Holding Contests. The Algona Boy Scouts enjoyed a free show at the Call Theatre last Wednesday evening. Approximately sixty scouts availed themselves of the courtesy. Troops thirty-one and thirty-two were present. Troop thirty-two held a meeting last Monday evening with thirty-nine members present. Since then six new members have been taken in. A court of honor will be held on the evening of April 8, and all scouts who want to take second class, first class or merit badge tests should be present. All scouts in the county are to be invited. Troop thirty-one is holding inter- patrol contests and is giving out three ribbons to the winners of the different contests. with her mother. Mr. Anderson wil go to Cherokee aguin Friday for a te\\ days' stay. Algona to Have Chrysler Agency. Walter Klamp Is taking over the Chrysler agency through the Manbeck Motor Sales of Des Moines and will have a demonstrator here by April 1. H. E. and L. P. Simmons will be in charge of the garage both for the servicing and the selling as Mr. Klamp is running a large farm northeast of Algona. The garage was, until recently, under the management of Will Palmer, who disappeared. The Simmons boys are sons of Qeo. Simmons, a resident of Algona twenty years ago. They are experienced automobile men and intend to put out a first class brand of servicing and selling. The Klamp building is located the first door north of the Tire Service station. Ralph Benjamin Died in Portland, Oregon. Word has been received here of the death of Ralph Benjamin in Portland, Oregon, a week or so ago. The burial was in Portland a week ago Tuesday. No details of his death are known at this writing, although it is known that he had been ill for some time. Ralph was the son of Professor and Mrs Benjamin, both of whom are now de ceased. Ralph was graduated from th Algona high school with the class o 1919 and married Miss Ethel Cameron of Lone Rock. They have one child The Benjamins moved to Portland a Fraser is Honored by Coach. Walter Frnser, son of Dr. and Mrs. Walter Fraser, was chosen by Jake Daubert, Ames swimming coach as captain of the mythical Big Six swimming team for Spaulding's Sporting Guide. This Is a great honor for Walter, who Is one of the outstanding swimmers in the middle west Daubert picks out one of these honor teams every year for the guide. Walter recently set two Big Six records in a meet at Kansas City when he broke the old 220 mark of 2:43.6 settlnpr the record at 2:41.7. He came right back and established a record of 6:08.8 In the quarter mile race. The Iowa State team regained the Big Six championship at this meet by outscoring Nebraska, the old champions. Iowa State was undefeated this year in swimming and Walter has three gold medals on display which he won In the meets. Walter left for Ames today after spending a few days of the spring vacation In Algona with' his parents, Richard Fieigi, fancy diving champion of the Ames team, spent the vacation with him. Walter was life guard at the Algona swimming pool last summer and no doubt will again hold down the job next summer. He Is a senior in the industrial science department at the college. work.- The other suit asks for $4,660 on an assignment on the unpaid December estimate which the Mayers gave to protect notes held by the investment company, ; Six' Charges Listed. ' ~i ' Six charges are listed in the Mayer suit. They are; "That the defendants wrongfully conspired together to pretend and declare that the plaintiffs J^ere In default la the performance of the said contract and did so pretend and declare and concplred together to withhold from the plaintiffs the monthly payment which fell due on December 31, 1930, and which was the sum of $9,487.60, and did cause the said payment to be withheld, and the credit of the plaintiffs by the circulation of false reports to the effect that the plaintiffs were not good and competent builders, and did not pay their bills, nnd were not worthy of credit nnd had no credit, and did circulate such false and defamatory reports. "That the defendants wrongfully conspired together falsely to publish and declare 'that' the plaintiffs were not competent workmen In their occupation and profession ' as builders; that they were not honest; that they did not pay their bills'; .that-they were unworthy of credit arid hadrno>credit- that they were unworthy of patronage and employment as builders; and that they wrongfully abandoned the construction of said school building. "That the defendants wrongfully conspired: together to bring about a pretended forfeiture of said contract by the Independent school district of Algona, and did bring nbout such pretended forfeiture, and thereby caused it to appear falsely that the plaintiffs nad broken their contract and were not competent builders and were not honest, and were not to be trusted as builders, and were cheats and frauds "That all of said things were done maliciously." couple of years ago. A brother, Paul who is in Florida and a sister, Mrs Mary McDade of Des Moines survive besides the wife and child. Ralph Benjamin had many friends in Algona who regret his untimely demise. Grandmother of Algonian Died. Mrs. Mary J. Wine of Sac City died March 21st at th e age of eighty-seven years. The cause of her death was old age. Mrs. Wine was the grandmother of W. S. Lee, who is employed in Ohristensen Bros, store In Alrona. The Lees drove down to Sac City Sunday. There are three children surviving: Mrs. Walter Irwin of 3ac City, who is Mr. Lee's mother; '. A. Wine of Sac City and Mrs. B. Rowe of Los Angeles. Mrs. Wine was one of the first settlers In Sac Teachers Attended Institute on Friday. Tho local teachers attended, the Bode Boy Was Badly Injured. Carl Sauer. 17, of Bode, wns brought fl IWPWM/ Vlr*e«lf r>l )»» T71 i. •*-* i *. . , - r--~~ u n.pjvviivti^xit HJ.U i. .-•»**» *-*uitv, n iio WJ ITUKiJlf tenth annual session of the North , to Mert 'y hospital in Fort Dodge Sun- Central Division of the State Teach- '• dav nl E h t for treatment of injuries ers association at Mason City last Frl- received in an automobile accident day. School was dismissed for tha purpose. The following students froi the local schools went to Mason Cit to play In the band which was corn posed of pupils from all over the dis trlct, Charles Cretzmeyer, Donald Par sons, William Kaln, Peter Chubb, and Willard Zelgler. 7( , band was unde the direction of G. \i. Prescott of Ma son City. Forty seven towns were represented in the band Indludlnc, Burt, Livermore, Ledyard, LuVerne and Algona. county coming there only six families in 1855 when had settled here. The funeral was held Monday. Ben Sorensen Has Car Stolen; Recovered. A Ford sedan belonging to Ben Sor- •nsen was stolen from near the Wah- koasa hotel in Port Dodge last Satur- ay night about ten o'clock. It was found Sunday morning about a mile and a half out of Fort Dodge on th° side of a grade. The front end had been smashed in, tho thief evidently having run into something. Mr. Sorensen left the car parked while he attended to some business intending to be gone only a short time and when he returned the car was gone. Evidently some young Joy riders were the Physicians found a fractured skull jawbone, shoulder, collar bone and a dislocated elbow. Little is known of the accident other than that the car tipped over and the youth was pinned underneath. Although he is sufferine severely, his condition Is said not to be serious. Former Titonka Man Died in California. Dr. C. W. Packard, formerly of Ti- onka, died in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Marcli 18, according to word received •ecently by his brother-in-law, Louis Hagg, of Algona. He was fifty-nine years of age and Is survived by his wife who is a sister of Mrs. Hagg Jank Receiver Sold Livermore Farm. R. H. Miller, examiner in charge of the County Savings Bank, has sold the H. c. Olson eighty acre farm, located near Livermore to 0. L. Howard of Livermore at $100,00 per acre cash. The farm has no improvements

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