The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 20, 1931 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 20, 1931
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—Twelve Pages f ttPPBft bftS MoiNHS. 44th TEAR ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 20,1931 VOL. 28.—No. 49 ttt& RBPUBLlCAN^^Sth^YB^AR _ JJ , r _ -mm -n¥ " •-— ——•—i TT -r-rn-rnir n •••niiimniiii "''''_ nirm™. . a , _ _ ; — ^^^^. ^^^ ^^ g« |M BRITT BOY SHOOTS SELF NEAR ALGONA BURT MAN COMMITS SU10DEON SUNDAY Floyd Gibbons, 27, Garage Man, Shot Self in Head With Shot Gun. WAS DESPONDENT OVEE FINANCES. Was Well Liked In Burt, left Wife and Three Young Children to Mourn. The people of Burt were shocked and saddened Sunday when the suicide of Floyd; Gibbons was reported^ Glb- •bons had been brooding and was morose for some time over financial matters, which was thought to be the reason for'his taking his life. The shoot- Ing happened about nine o'clock in the morning. Lighted a Cigarette. He told his wife he intended to kUl himself but as he had threatened to do It before and had never carried it out she paid little attention to him. He then picked up a twelve gauge auto matic shot gun. His wife scucled with him and succeeded in getting it away from him. She put-the gun away but he got it again nnd went Uack into the bedroom with it, lighting a cigaret just before he went into the room. He stood In front of a mirror In order to see better, placed the gun against the side of his head and pulled the trigger with his right hand. Lived an Hour. About half the charge glanced off his skull and tore a hole in the wall. The rest of the charge blew a large hole -in his skull shattering it. Dr. W. T. Peters was called immediately, but there was nothing he could, do to save the life. Gibbons lived about an hour after he committed the deed, but ho never regained consciousness, Three Children to Family. Gibbons was twenty-seven years of arried and the father of three Rev. Webster Resigns Pastorate MRS. F. H. WEBSTER. The Rev. Prank H. Webster, pastor of the First Baptist church of this city for twelve years, tendered his resignation to his congregation at the morning service Sunday. The pastor asked to be relieved of his duties no- later than September 1. The church will pass on the resignation at the morning service next Sunday. The Bev. Mr. Webster's pastorate Is the longest in the history of the local REV. F. H. WEBSTER. church. Mrs. Webster has been pro minent in various activities here part! cularly that of the Legion Auxiliary She has served as state chaplain an several important committees of thr organization. She is a gold star moth er. The two Webster boys, Hiram an Francis, both served during the WorJi war and Francis was killed. All Al- SENIORS GRADUATE NEXT WEEK THURS. Bruce Gates of Waterloo to Give The Address to the Graduates. COMMENCEMENT TICKET SALE MAY 27. Baccalaureate Services Sunday at M, 1!. Church. Rev. J. L. Coleman to Deliver Sermon. (By Supt. J. F. Overmeyer.) Sunday evening, May 24, the baccalaureate services held at the M. E. church. As usual this will be a union meeting. Rev. J. L. Coleman of the Presbyterian church will deliver the sermon of the evening. Then on Thursday evening, May 2B, the regular commencement exercises will be held at th Bruce<Sefpresident of the Waterloo^ Commercial College will give the address. In recent years, no,,one per- Memorial Day Services. Two Cars Smash up Gilmore Reibsamen, 21, Shot Memorial Day services Saturday, May 30, will be much as they have been in the past. Rev. Swansoii of Swea City will be the speaker at the services which will be held In the Call Theatre at ten o'clock. The parade will form south of the court house and march to the cemetery at eleven o'clock where short services will be held. New Markers Will Bring Tourists Here. The Community Club with the c<x- operatlon of the city has begun work on an elaborate system of marking the highway north of town as a benefit to the city of Algona. The signs will guide the tourists to the city by means of a complete lay out of markers placed according to the specifications of the State Highway Commission. Beside the smaller markers there will be two large bill boards 10'x30' placed back of the highway. These two big signs will be electrically lighted, and will be similar to the'large electrically lighted sign Just east of Humboldt. The sign will tell something about the city with its $20,000 swimming pool, the Call State Park and the Municipal power plant. The system of signs and markers have been planned to bring many tour- North of Algona. What might have been a fatal accident occurred early Sunday evening at the intersection of the two main highways just north of Algona when a Ford roadster driven by Keith Strayer of Burt and a- Plymouth sedan driven by Walter Will of Algona collided. The Strayer car was coming south down the hill and the Will car was going west. With Strayer was Capitol* aould, who lives north of town, She suffered numerous bruises and cuts and had her knees quite badly bruised Strayer was not hurt. In the Will ca* were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Will and five children and Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Will, the parents of Walter. Mrs. Walter Will had two ribs broken and was badly bruised. The five children were somewhat bruised and cut up but not seriously. Walter Will was uninjured. Mrs. Ed. Will received a cracked rib and an injured pelvis. Ht-r husband has a cut hand and two ribs were torn loose. They are confined to their bed, but it is believed that they are not seriously injured. Both cars were quite badly smashed up. LEFTY CAYOU HURLS HITLESS BALL GAME gona people without regard to denomination will regret to see the Websters leave Algona. ^^^ for blood and there was enough blood spilled to satisfy most anyone. McTigne Announced. . W. E. Caldwell of Fort Dodge refereed all the bouts, except the main go which was handled by George Truc- kenbrott, the Legion arbiter. D. K. MTigue, formerly of Emmetsburg, now of Fort Dodge, was the announcer. Algona Barbers Attended Convention. Among those rrom Algona who attended the state barber convention in Fort Dodge last Monday were Mr. and PUG WILLIAMS. Mrs. Clarence Shuts, Mr. and Mrs Helroer BjeUand, Mr. and Mrs. C MANY ALGONIANS AT FT. DODGE FIGHT Goeders Lost on Technical Knockout to Cowboy Phelps in Third. PHILLIPS DEFEATED The following ts the prograin a .half, left also, Ws parental who ttv® <in northern Minnesota, and a brother and sister. The sister lives near rsn-— Was Well Liked. Gibbons had been confined to the jail in Webster City for three months on the charge of driving a car while intoxicated and had been released but a week or so. He had been drinking heavily according to reports before that because of his worrying over financial difficulties. Burt friends say that he was a man who always tried to meet his obligations and was well liked and industrious. He had been running a garage< in the building belonging to Dr. rete?s, and was accounted as a very good mechanic. Last year Gibbons - •'*"- modern home on the mam t. He came to Burt with w* after their marriage seven y«ua •ww'and they made many friends to Burt who sympathize with the bereaved family. Funeral Services. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church in Burt with Bev. J. E. Clifton officiating. Burial was in the cemetery at Fen- Burial ton. Wa-Tan-Ye Girls Attend Convention. The Misses Louise Magnusson, Mary Mitchell and Adah Carlson spent Monday and Tuesday at Clear Lake where they attended the convention of the Wa-Tan-Ye association. There aie Wa-Tan-Ye clubs organized in Iowa, s. and South Dakota, numbering Won Five Out of Six Bounds In a Great Fight. A large number of Algona fight fans attended the American Legion bouts Monday night at the new Punch Bowl arena at the Exposition Park in Fort Dodge. Jolting Joe Goeders of Em- mettiburg and Cowboy Phelps of Arizona were the main attractions with Clarence Phillips of Algona fighting Pug Williams in the semifinals. Technical Knockout. Goeders was fresh from a large cat reer on the coast and Phelps had Just received a win over Tiger Williams of Chicago. He was too much for Goeders and won over him with a technical knockout In the» third round of a ten round bout. Phelps landed a right Goeders' jaw and he went down the count. He showed much pluck, however, and finally staggered to his feet, but his-seconds threw in the towel to keep hun from getting a terriblfl beating as he was dazed, and could not have defended himself from the *«rrlflc blows that Phelps carried in ois mitts. Goeders was flghtling way ut of his class as was evident from he first. He did not land one blow hat hurt although he showed that e was a good fighter during the first cund He looked worried after that ****** — ____ H »Vin«lAr1 \\M the banquet at the Wahkonsa Hote in the evening were Mr. and Mrs Clarence Shilts, Mr. and Mrs. Helmer Bjelland, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Merrl- fleldt, Elmer Hbrtphorn and Darrell Egeland. All reported a fine time. The shops in Algona were closed all day Monday: has spoken more times to our high school than Mr. Gates. He never ailed to please the high school pupils, always has a message for his audience and there was a demand on part of the class that he be secured for commencement. Mr. Gates has a pleasing personality, commands the attention ol lis audience from the first word, al- wavs has a message worth hearing, ana you never tire in listening to him. The commencement exercises are a community affair, and we trust you will manifest your interest in the pupils and these exercises by being present. The class has for its membership nineteen boys, and forty-five girls. In this class we have seventeen tuition pupils, eleven girls taking the normal training course and sixteen girls the commercial course. The price of admission for commencement will be 35 and I 50 cents. Tickets will be on sale at the-Rexall drug store Wednesday imorning at eignt ° ists to Algona who would otherwise overlook the town as they speed along toward their destinations on No. 18 highway just north of town. Laird Will Continue in Business Here. It was announced yesterday that W. E Laird had retained his interest in le Laird & Beimer undertaking es- ablishment and that W. G. McCulough had bought the Beimer interst. Jlr. Laird stated last week that he in- ended to let the firm go on under the nanagement of McCullough and Reim- r but when negotiations were taking lace yesterday he decided to stay in. The name of the firm will be Laird & McCullough. As was stated last week, Mr. McCullough has had a number of years of experience in the undertaking lusiness. He will move with his family Algona in the immediate future. Zuver of the Interstate Loan Defeated Gilmore City One to Nothing in Thrilling Game Sunday. KEMP GAVE HITS BUT Scripture lesson— Rev. Invocation— Bev. Clark. Baccalaureate sermon, "A Day of rnos. an , B xteen Each club was represented at the convention by three girls, one board member ar.1 two delegates. Mtes Mag- member ar, member from the nusson the «randlhe other girls.were elegates. The convention be*}- H1U UtJlCBCH^o. *— \* _ , «i«^-a Tin quarters were at the Lake Shore Ho- evening a banquet was held Monay ev at the Clear Lake Country Olub.^ which was attended by most of -the Algona club members including Bertha Johnson Mrs. Lura Sanders. Irene Vaudt, Mrs. Bachel Stiles, Mrs. Flora TUB Laura Mitchell, Anna Buss, Stella Mae Breen. Mrs. Elinor T. Button, ™ Carson, Helen Johnson, l^^ son, Amy Johnson, Clara Ames Mable Olson and Mrs. W. P. | /"ncn Tuesday the Clear Lake club enter- helps by a lasge margin. Too Experienced. Phelps has been fighting too long nd has too much experience for Goeders. He rates as one of the best irht heavyweights in the country and /matched to take on the champion ome time this summer. in the semi wlndup Clarence Phillips jiowed he has much class and a wid«a eft Five of the six rounds went to Williams who had made quite before this fight. Both boys weighed in at 165 pounds. Used His Left. The first round they took things easy and studied each other out, but inthe afmembers Mrs. Margaret Bag ley Kline was the ' ™ 8 the club. The organi o plans to vention for next year. Kiwanw Club Hear* About Convention At the regular Thursday noon cheon of the KiwanUi club last Dr. R. M. Wallace, who g^JJJg Klwwus convention »* J** 10 ^!^ Consul General to (Tuba. ne ,U« A*w *w«fc»» " — j j I and in the second was shaded by Mrs. Tom Earley Dead at Pasadena News came 1» Mrs. J. W. Wadsworth Monday of the death of Mrs. Tom Earley last week at her home in Pasadena. California. Mrs. Earley will be remembered In Algona tty the older residents as a charmins personality during the years she and Mr. Earley resided here in the 1880's. Mr. Earley was proprietor of a dry goods store and took a prominent part in all public activities. Mrs. Earley was a sister of the late James Taylor, who took over the dry goods business when the Earleys moved to Pasadena forty- four years ago. The Earleys became very wealthy in the west and Mr. Earley was elected mayor of Pasadena in 1908, serving with distinction. Two daughters and a son survive, all being at their mother's bedside at the time of her death. Miss Jessie Earley lived at home, the other children being married with homes of their own. Mrs. Earley was perhaps eighty years of age. Mr. Earley died a number of years ago. Great Opportunity," Bev. Coleman. Anthem, "God of Our Fathers"— Choir. Benediction— Bev. Coleman. Doxology. m .. The following is the program of the commencement exercises: Music, invitation of the Bells— girls' glee club. Invocation— Bev. Fred Clark. Magnolia Bloom— Girls' gle club. Commencement address— Bruce Gates president of Waterloo Commercial Col- ege. Music, Steal Away— Boys' glee club. Tinkers Song— Boys' glee club. Presentation of diplomas— T. P. Harrington, president of school board. Benediction— Bev. Clarence Hulse. Wesley Bank Assets Sold Here Yesterday The remaining assets of the closei First National Bank of Wesley were sold yesterday to Guy Butts of Wesley for the sum of $635. This was so subject to the approval of the Oomp trailer of Currency. With this mone the bank which was closed about thre years ago, will pay out ninety-six pe cent, The sale was held at the cow- house in Algona. There were a fe~ other bidders. EEROR LOST GAME. Women and Children to be Adtnittcil Free. Slifcr Plays Here Next Sunday. Has Fast Team. Self With Rifle Last Friday Morning. HAS CHANCE FOE COMPLETE RECOVERY. Happened Two Miles West of Algona. Will Give No Reason for His Actions. Gilmore Reibsamen of Britt,about twenty-tone years old, attempted to commit suicide Friday morning by shooting himself with a, .22 rifle. The bullet, which was a .22 long, entered his body just missing his heart and Todged in the left lung. He was taken to the Kossuth hospital where it was stated that he had a good chance foi re BeSmfin refused to state why ho tried to kill himself and would pivn out very little information He left Britt that morning apparently all right and with no worries. He was driving a new Chrysler coupe. He claimed that he was alone all the time but theio are a number of people who saW they saw a man in the car with him. He did not have a gun when he left.Britt ant the officers in Algona believe that it was purchased here. There were two empty shells but only one bullet was found. No Reason for Act. There is quite a mystery connected with the shooting as no one seenw to know any reason for it and Reibbamen refuses to talk. He says that the shooting took place two miles west of Ai- and he then drove into Algona «*** - Algona defeated Gilmore City in the opening game of the season at the bal park Sunday by the score of 1 to 0. The game was a thriller both from the defensive side and the pitching side. The pitching of each hurler was marvelous. Cayou for .Algona did_ npt^al- and to the Sinclair filling station on East State street, where he asked for a drink of water. The attendant Jas. Wahl brought him a drink and noticed that the boy looked ill, but he drove off without saying anything. Reibsamen then drove to the Deep Rock oil station near the Northwestern depot, where he again asked fm some water. William Pestotn k, the attendant, saw blood on his shirt ana called Marshal Frank Green and a doctor The boy was conscious all tno Dr. R. H. Crawfords to go to Indianapolis. The many friends of Dr. and Mrs. R. H. Crawford will be sorry to learn that they are moving to Indianapolis about the first of June. The doctor las accepted a .position with the medical research department of the Eli UlUy & Company. The Crawfords came here from Des Moines in November, 1928, and the doctor entered Into a partnership with Dr. M. J. Kenefick in the Algona hospital. They have made many friends while in Algona and leave with regret. Former Algona Boy Weds in Des Moines. Mr. and Mrs. Perry Johnston were end guests of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Johnston. Perry and his wife were married in Des Moines Saturday and were here on a short wedding trip. Mrs. Johnston was Miss Ellen Keegan of Des Moines before her marriage. Sunday the two families went to Spirit Lake where they spent the day fishing. Tuesday Perry and his wife returned to Des Moines where they will begin housekeeping. Perry Is with the Wallaces Farmer & Iowa Homestead. second they started to mix. P™M« used his left continually and his right ws used to guard only. He punished Williams severely with punches to the face and had him bleeding from the mouth Pug went down for a couple of wunte Ind toward the last was from the punlshnwnt he had his otain buried knockout but couldn't connect. Through the Ropes. didn't get in a blow on s»^ws? of aw *nd Bttts^&^iisas i left. This was one of the evening and tne AlBona prow « »**> very went »»»»» SssaSSflMMk fiaW&w»ftt Algona Stores Will Close Memorial Day, Saturday, May 30 A}\ stores will close all day Memorial Day, except Grocery and Drug Stores, wliicli will remain open till 10 o'clock a. in., when they will close for the balance of the day. Stores Will Be Open Friday Evening, May 29 All stores will keep regular Saturday evening hours on Friday evening, May 29, the evening preceding Memorial Day. This will give opportunity for those unable to do their trading in the day time to do so in the evening. This action is recommended by the Business Men's Council OF THE ALGONA COMMUNITY CLUB time but was in great pain. He was taken to the hospital and his mother, Mrs Tom Reibsamen and two brotneis from Britt were notified and they came to him immediately. Family. orthis-'classrwitnojitrsL certainly does himself and his great credit. Lefty Kemp also pitched goofl nan by giving Algona only four hits. The fielding of the team was fine considering the strong wind. One error was committed on each side. The Gilmore City error was costly, due to the fact that the lone score of the game resulted from it. In the fourth inning Marty walked with one out. While pitching to Hill, Kemp took two steps in the act of delivering the ball. This onstitutes a balk as but one step is allowed. This balk advanced Marty to econd base. Hill fouled out. Watts he next batter, got a hit when the illmore City third baseman could not eld the ball in time to make the put- ut at first. However, he tried to make he put-out, but threw wildely, giving Vlarty the chance to score the run lat decided the game. Gilmore City ireatened to score only once and that oming in the ninth inning when a man succeeded in reachig third base, •he scare was over when Mertz took n easy roller to throw the batter out t first for the third out. Lauritzen Umpired. A. Lauritzen of Ledyard was the umpire and did good work. Mr, jauritzen is the Ledyard school sup- rlntendent and athletic coach. His ligh school team recently went into he state tournament of high school jase ball teams and won the first game >layed. He knows baseball as a play- r and coach and it is hoped to have ilm work all games here. The Algona team Is changing the policy of charging women fifty cents idmission. For the remainder of the current season women will be admit«d free when accompanied by one paid admission. All children under sixteen will be admitted free. This has been n force since last year but some children are unaware of it. Slifer Here. Next Sunday Slifer will play Algona at the local ball park. The Gilmore City players recommended Slifer as probably the-best team Algona will 'ace. Slifer has an all-salaried team. Lefty Mack will pitch for them. He is the pitcher that defeated Algona In the Corwith game at the county fair last year. The Slifer team has for the last four or five years played in the Exposition Park at Fort Dodge. Box Score of Algona-Gilmore City. pioieer resident of Buffalo township and has many relatives still living in that vicinity. His father, the Date Tom Reibsamlen was a carpenter in Tl- tonka until he moved with his family to Britt some years ago.. There have been numerous conjectures about the affair which have been going the rounds but as yet none of them have been verified and they are to be taken with a grain of salt. Reib- samen's sweetheart, who Is a nurse at Mercy hospital in Mason City is hero caring for him. No doubt when he Is stronger he will give out the reasons- for his act. It has been conjectured! that he was shot by some one else. Doctor's Assistant. The boy had been assisting a Brewster at Britt for some time. It is reported that he had studied medicine Dr. Algona— Bonham, Ib Scanlon, 3b Marty, cf Hill, ss .. Watts, If O'Brien, o Cayou, p Butler, rf Mertz, 2b Total AB R H SH SB PO A E 010 001 100 000 010 010 0 10 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 27 10 at college for a year or two. His mother or brothers could advance no reason for his wanting to die. Miller Heads Masonic Tempi® Association. Plans are being made for immediately remodeling the former Algona hospital into a Masonic temple, and it is understood that work on the building will start in the very near future. The remodeling of the hospital into tne Masonic temple will be under the direction of a board of directors whim has come into existence as the result of meetings held by the three bodies of the lodge during the past two weeks. The Blue lodge, the Chapter and ths Order of Eastern Star each met and elected three trustees for members- ship on the board of directors of the Masonic Temple Association which is at the present time being incorporated. The directors chosen at this time are to serve from one to three yews so that in the future it will be necessary to elect only one new director from each of the departments of the lodge. The Blue lodge elected Hugh Herman to serve until January, 1932: D. L Leffert to 1933, and H. W. Miller to January, 1934. The directors chosen by the Chapter are T. H- Holmes, who will serve until January, 1932; M. M. Morrow to 1033, and Dana Paxson to 1934. Mrs. M. J. McCall was elected to membership on the board from the Eastern Star until January, J1932; Mrs. George St. John to 1933, and Mrs. D. D. Monlux to 1934. The board of directors met Friday of last week and elected officers foi- the coming year. Attorney H. W. Miller was named president; Mrs. Monlux, vice president; D. L. Leffert, secretary and Dana Paxson, treasurer. The board will be in charge of the program for remodeling the hospital into a fine Masonic temple. Gilmore City AB R H SH SB PO A B Weir, 2b 3000 1130 Starr .cf 4000 0300 K. Neel, ss.3000 0320 BlgelOW, Ib .3 0 0 0 0130 Cain, rf ... .3 0 0 0 0000 Wilson, If..3 000 0100 Hutchison, 3b .3 0 0 0 0131 Mackey, o . .2 0 0 1 0020 'Total ... 36 0 0 1 18411 1 2b hits—O'Brien; runs batted in— Watts; bases on balls—off Cayou 2. off Kemp 2; struck out-te Oayou 8, Kemp 6; balk, Kemp; left on bases— Algona 4, dllmore Olty 3; umpire— A- Lauritzen. Annual Poppy Drive This Week Saturday. The annual poppy drive sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary will he held Saturday, May 23. The loyal support of the community in this worthy drive will be apprelcated. The poppies are made by the ex-soldiers in the hospitals for disabled veterans and the biggest part of the returns are returned to the soldiers. The remainder will be kept by the Auxiliary to be used only for welfare work. Mrs. G. p. Brundage is in charge of the drive this year.

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