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Albert Lea Freeborn Patriot (Newspaper) - December 3, 1937, Albert Lea, Minnesota Jojn Freeborn a Patriot j bin Redcross official newspaper of f reborn county �2. O Redcross volume 4, no. 25albert Lea Minnesota Friday. December 3, 1937 5c a cop Mother three Small children found living l tent governors a. Benson challenges critics governor Elmer a. Benson speaking at the Albert Lea High school gymnasium a week ago last tuesday night to the largest indoor audience that Albert Lea has had in Many years lashed out against critics of his administration. He challenged them to criticize one act of his administration or any act of his official or otherwise. He pointed out in his speech that during his administration he had warned the Senate As to what Quot might be expected As to unemployment this Winter. He told about the four million Dollar state reduction in general property and Homestead revenues. He pointed out that it was the first time in Many years that the steel companies have been forced to pay anywhere near a just tax. His audience was very attentive and his speech seemed to be taken very Well. Jack Lyons of be Center gave a very Short hut interesting talk proceeding that of the governor. Kenneth haycraft also spoke. E. A. Stor Vick welcomed the governor on behalf of the City of Albert Lea. Storvick acted in place of mayor Hayek who was ill. Before speaking at the High school. Benson was the Honor guest at a banquet attended by 450 people other Honor guests at the banquet were or. And mrs. John t. Lyons and Kenneth haycraft of Minneapolis. Representative 0. E. Kofstad acted As chairman and Sven Anderson As toastmaster. Vocals returned from Waseca or. And mrs. We. Peterson and daughter who moved from Here to Waseca three months ago returned to Albert Lea tuesday and now occupy apartments at Mier wolfs on 4th Street. Or. Peterson is employed by the Midwest finance company. First lutheran Church held annual meeting the first lutheran Church held their annual meeting last tuesday night. A report of same will appear in next weeks paper. Returns Home from Rochester mrs. Carl Christiansen 414 West William who has been in Rochester during the past month returned Home last sunday. Mrs. Christiansen underwent a major operation the earlier part of last month and then about ten Days ago had her tonsils remove. Her Many friends Hope that she will now enjoy Good health. Attends bedside of sick father mrs. Harvey Nelson 106 East Clark has been in Minneapolis for the past week where she was called on account of the serious illness of her father r. F. Melvine. Mrs. George Towne is seriously ill the Many friends of mrs. George Towne twin lakes Are much concerned about her serious illness and Are hoping for her recovery. Mrs. Towne was brought to the Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea. Since then she has underwent several blood transfusions the last one being Given thursday morning. According to la est reports she is getting along a it Well As can be expected. No inquest held on Johnson death according to or. D. S. Branham. Coroner no inquest will be held concerning the death of fed Johnson As every evidence clearly Points that Johnson committed suicide. Mrs. James Neste honoured at Surprise party a House warming which was a Surprise to mrs. James Neste of Lake Boulevard was planned by her two friends mrs. De. Bergeson and mrs. De. Oppegard who in company with a number of other friends went to the Neste Home Friday afternoon. The time was spent informally. Fifteen guests were present. Mrs. Neste was presented with a gift. A Lovely lunch was served by the guests or. And mrs. Neste have recently move from Emmons to Albert Lea. Enjoy thanksgiving dinner at the Neste Home or. And mrs. Wilford Hellie of Albert Lea or. And mrs. Kaasa and family Palmer Neste and family ail of albeit be and Joe Neste and family of Mason City All gathered at the James Neste Home for thanks giving dinner. Moved into newly built Bungalow or. And mrs. Henry Jacobson and family moved into their newly built and furnished Bungalow which is located at 918 autumn Street. The Home is built constructed with All the latest conveniences. Announcement All children who wish to be in the Christmas program to be Given at the Union Hall Are requested to appear at the Union Hall on the Comer of Clarks Street and Newton Avenue december 4th at 2 p. M. The Helmer Norby family moved into the residence at 914 autumn Street tuesday. They formerly lived at 304 West College Street. Or. And mrs. A a mix toughen and family of Chaska were thanksgiving Day guests at the Home of mrs. Houghens sister and family or. And mrs. Henry Jacobson on autumn Street. Announcement All auxiliary members will meet at 7 of clock instead of 8 of clock monday evening december 6th, at the Union Hall. Leased cities serice station Harold Jorgensen has leased the cities sender station on Highway 65. Corner of East William and Babcock Avenue. He took Possession wednesday morning. Bullet ends life 0f c01ic0lian blamed to account of anti Union Bosses of ted Johnson died wednesday morning. He never regained consciousness. Last sunday morning about 8 00 when Louis Wagner 1128 South St. Mary Avenue went to the basement after a bucket of Coal he found ted Johnson lying on the basement floor in a Pool of blood and unconscious. Wagner notified the police department. The sheriff and Coroner were notified by the police. When the officers arrived they found him lying there with a 32-calibre revolver by his Side. A Bullet had entered his Skull and gone entirely through his head. He was still alive and was taken to Naeve Hospital where he remained in an unconscious state until wednesday morning when he died about 11 00 of clock. According to Wagner ted had been drinking quantities of liquor on saturday night and had been invited to come and stay at Wagner a Home until morning. Johnson was still in the Kitchen when Wagner went upstairs to bed. When Wagner came Down in the morning he went to the basement after a bucket of Coal and found Johnson there As already stated. Ted Johnson was employed by the Larson construction company. He was a native of Denmark but according to reports had no relatives in this country. County welfare Board to take care of Case it Wasny to in China but right Here in Albert Lea that the editor of the Patriot found a wife and three Small children living in a tent. The oldest child was about seven and the Young mrs. Jorgen Jensen who had made i is about three years old. When questioned on wednesday of mrs. Jorgen Jensen passed away sunday the murder of Patrick j. Corcoran. St. Paul labor Union official is still unsolved. The killing disclosed the fact that for several weeks police have had in their Possession a list of the names her Home with her son Hans Jensen of five labor officials scheduled for j on Frank Avenue passed away at wee As t0 by she was living assassination. Corcoran a name was the Naeve Hospital sunday morning a a tent the Mother mrs. Francis Stevens said that she could not find a place for her and her children at a survived by five children Peter of i Prce $1" an a month the on this list. The a a schedule had been turned Over to police by Alderman a. G. Bastis a labor Man. Police Are working on the a a theory that Corcoran a murder is linked Writh the a. F. . I. O. Controversy or to a a friction inside of the Drivers unions. The latter Are part of the International brotherhood of teamsters an a. F. Of l. Affiliate. Employers Are suspected officials and members of these unions emphatically deny that Corcoran w As involved in any Intra Union Fric-1 Tion. They also discount the theory j that the c. I. O. Had anything to i we Ith the killing. It is the opinion of Corcoran a Union colleagues that he was murdered by a gunman for anti labor employer interests. In that connection they Point to the unsavoury record of the old Minneapolis citizens Alliance now operating under the name of a associated Corcoran the teamsters joint Council said in a formal statement Pital sunday morning at 10.00 of clock. She was 73 years of age and is 4 Irvington n. A. Henry Hans Harold and mrs. Carl Christensen of Albert Lea. A brother Herman Hanson resides at Manchester. Two Brothers in Denmark also survive. Funeral services were held wednesday from the Trinity lutheran Church. Minn. Commission to oppose rate increase on farm products commissioner Atwood to represent Minn. At Washington rate hearing. On october 19th, 1937, the interstate Commerce commission granted the railroads of the United states<4, ,. Rale increases of approximately fifty has by his unswerving loyalty to i. A. Let. J 7 a i million dollars Wimch rate increases non Honiton a a tar a in air Rel Hui Ono i i organized labor a incurred the enmity of a Large Section of Minneapolis employers and their agents and his j death w As a seriously desired by j them. New leaders ready local no. 544 of the Drivers Intel lifeless body discovered in National Union whose two City wide truck strikes in 1933 and 1934, broke tragic death of Otto b. Enstad of k ight off the a Porter scuff or. And mrs. Helmer bothum of 308 e. William Street attended the Charley Winjum Sale North East of the City tuesday afternoon. They reported a very successful Sale. South Hayward by Roger b. Ostby Fine fellow some time ago i was trying to sell a prominent Albert Lea merchant some advertising. I pointed out that on the basis of our circulation we had a Low advertising rate. I endeavoured to prove to him that we had about the Best advertising medium in this Trade territory that by advertising in our paper a merchant was More certain to reach the largest number of people. I put up one argument after another but failed to make an impression. He seemed not to be interested in whether or not our paper was a Good advertising medium. Finally he turned to me and said a the trouble with you is that you mix your principles with your business. I have my principles but i done to let them interfere with my business. Principles Are All right but they done to bring in any Cash. If you want business from me and a lot of other merchants in this town you will have to make a right about face. You can to expect our business As Long As you maintain your present labor and political stand. Think this Over Roger and if you decide to follow my advice come or. And mrs. Victor Jensen entertained a Large group of relatives for thanksgiving dinner. Or. And mrs. Odin Westrum and Milton were dinner guests in the Chester Tostenson Home sunday. Lowell son of or. And mrs. Nor Vold Olson has been suffering with an infection in his Arm and has received medical Aid. Miss Hannah Hanson of Albert Lea is spending a few Days in the Han Jensen Home. Or. And mrs. Clarence Westrum and family and mrs. Emma Bartlett of Albert Lea spent sunday afternoon in the Victor Westrum Home. Mrs. Lewis Holms had her tonsils removed last Friday and is getting along Fine at this time. Or. And mrs. Selmer Tovson of Manchester spent thanksgiving Day in the Home of or. And mrs. Arnold Olson. J Oakland township j Jake Jenson and Esther Erickson were Austin callers on monday. Irene Haldorson called at the Albert Swanson Home monday afternoon. Or. And mrs. Albert Haldorson and sons and George Fisher were Austin callers monday. Or. And mrs. P rank Smith and family of Austin mrs. Emma Heg land and daughter Gwen of Albert Lea and or. And mrs. Elmer Lau and family of Myrtle were entertained thanksgiving Day at the Donald Smith Home Here. Or. And mrs. Donald Smith and sons spent sunday afternoon at the Becker Home South of Myrtle. Hen House monday evening. Otto Berner Enstad who has been farming two and one half Miles Northwest of Manchester ended his own life last monday afternoon. His lifeless body was found by his son Herbert about five of clock in the afternoon in the Hen House on the \ Home farm with a shot gun by his Side and a gunshot wound in the Diest. He had evidently been dead for an i hour when found. The county author-1 cities were immediately notified. Coun j to Coroner Branham and sheriff j Myre arrived about 7 p. M. To View j the body. On examination it was found that the shot had penetrated j his heart resulting in immediate death. Mrs. Enstad had left Home that same afternoon about 3 of clock for a Short visit with the Albert Wangen family one of their neighbors. To a Patriot reporter mrs. Enstad said that she did not notice anything unusual about tier husbands actions when she left that afternoon and she was unable to account for his rash deed although he had been worrying considerably of late and was extremely nervous. He was known for his kind and generous disposition and As a Goon neighbor willing to help others As far As he was Able although this last depression had placed him in financial difficulties. It had been a hard struggle for him to carry on and it is believed that the mental Strain had unbalanced his mind. Otto b. Of Fristad was born at made Lia Minnesota in september 1869. When nine years of age he came to the farm Home of Andrew Bakken where he spent most of his boyhood. He was educated in the Public schools and at St. Ansgar Iowa Academy. Taught school but the 20-year-old Power of the citizens Alliance concurred in the joint councils View and added a if assassination of teaming Craft leaders is the answer of employers then local 544 says a you May kill whom you now think Are the leaders but we have trained people v to will go Forward with the Pat Corcoran a martyrdom will Only Spur us on to greater unions May run Gas Plant in Philadelphia Consumers would be saved $7,000,000 a year says City mayor. s. Davis Wilson May take Over the Philadelphia Gas works on january 1 and let organized workers run it. He made this disclosure in an address before a gathering of Union leaders. The City owns the Gas Plant and leases it to the United Gas improvement company. The contract expires on the first of the year and mayor Wilson has declined to renew it because the operating company refuses to slash rates. A if no contract is signed by january 1,�?� the mayor explained a the Gas works revert to the City. As custodian of City property i will take if Over. A i have had representatives of the unions in to see me and they assure me that they will not permit the Gas works to be shut Down. Everybody necessary to operate it belongs to a Union. A if i can get in two engineers As executives i can operate the Gas works because those who work there now will keep on working. A this will mean 50-cent Gas will be for awhile he scorn urn Syible a Ali feasible. It will save soon tired of this profession. He took i $. 000u00 a a to the a Homestead in South Dakota and for nine years struggling through periods of drouth he Farmed near Highmore in that state. In 1905 he was married to Marie Peterson by whom he is survived also eight children As follows Paul at in Aris 111. Carl and Leonard at Bruno Margaret mrs. Harold Winnie at Minneapolis Elmer Herbert Edwin and Richard at Home. Five the solution of the a vexed Utility problem a mayor Wilson said a is for the municipality to own and operate every Public he said he hoped to see the Day when this situation would prevail in Philadelphia. Became effective november 15th this year on interstate traffic. On october 29th, 1937, the Minnesota lines made application to the Railroad and warehouse commission for similar increases to apply in the state of Minnesota on intrastate traffic. On november 22nd hearings were conducted by the Minnesota commission at which time the Minnesota lines presented their evidence and All objectors were heard. The commission now has the Case under advisement and expects to Render a decision shortly. On november 5th the railroads of the country again petitioned the interstate Commerce commission for authority to further increase their rates by approximately fifteen percent and also to increase fares and other charges. Hearing before the interstate Commerce commission was set to began november 29th, continuing until All evidence has been submitted. Commissioner Harold r. Atwood and Otto a. I take rate expert and Harry Oehler assistant attorney general will represent the state of Minnesota at the hearing. A that the railroads of the United states Are in need of additional income is a question that no Well informed person will dispute. Increased wages additional taxes unemployment insurance and retirement benefits combined with the increased Cost of materials and supplies appear to require additional Revenue a or. Atwood stated. However the records of the Minnesota commission show that compared with other classes of traffic the rates on farm products Are too High. Therefore the Minnesota commission through commissioner Atwood intends to protest any further increase in the rates on farm products such As Grain flax seed Hay and other Stock foods and All livestock and Dairy products. Opposition to any increases in rates on farm products is amply justified by the fact that the Gross and net income of the farming Industry in Minnesota suffered a greater reduction than did the Gross and net income of the railroads. The combined annual value of farm crops Grain and potatoes for Minnesota Iowa and South Dakota dropped seventy five percent during the last five years As compared with the five year period prior to 1931. Commissioner Atwood and assistant attorney general Harry Oehler will also appear before the interstate Commerce commission at Washington on tuesday november 30th, in opposition to the proposed merger of amount allowed by Relief authorities. She further explained that she owed $20 in the tent and meager furnishings and did not want to lose them As she feared she would if forced to move. She said that she did no to mind living in a tent most of the year but that at this time of the year it was a Little too cold. I would rather live in a tent during most of the year than in some of the places Relief clients Are forced to live mrs. Stevens said. The tent had a Board floor a door in front and a Small window which was about 6 by 10 inches in size. It was furnished with an Oil s a give bed Heater few chairs and a refrigerator. Upon contacting the Relief office it was Learned that the welfare Board was fully aware of the facts in the Case. That the county had payed two monthly instalments of $5 a month on the tent and fixtures. The local Relief administrator miss Madson claimed that mrs. Stevens would not move for fear of losing the property she owned. When asked Why the Relief authorities did not pay the balance due on the property Misa Madson replied. A that would be buying the editor of the Patriot asked if it would be Wise not to pay for the tent when she was willing to live in it for half of the year and thus save the county the Cost of rent. To this m iss Madson replied a we might make an exception of a his before leaving the local Relief office the editor was assured that the Relief offices would take care of the rent of rooms wherever the family moved. Thatcher again shows rust resistance ability once again Thatcher wheat has grandchildren three Brothers in s. Mons rated its ability to resist the the Duluth Missale and Iron Range d., and one brother in Minneapolis t ravages of Black Stem rust also survive. I in 1937, As in 1935, Points out or. Or. Enstad and family have Reid 11. K. Haves chief of the University class by bowlers Battle for Lead a Gas jumps into first place. Three teams tied for third place. Tuesday night was truly a night for the a under dog in every game a hat was played Between teams in the class a a by Bowling league. The american Gas team upset the Apple cart when they took three straight games from Jordahl and displaced them in first place. To make things More interesting Moulton a a skunked the Tribune and jumped from fifth to a three Way tie for third while Midwest was taking three straight games from the legion. Leu holds barely managed to take two out of three front Midway which leaves them in a tie with Midwest for sixth place. Following is the league standings team american Gas. Jordahl. Moulton. Tribune. I leg Ion. Leu holds. Midwest. Midway. The real contest of the evening was the Battle Between Moulton and the Tribune. Although there was Only 31 Ping difference in the totals of the three games. Moulton took All three the first game by 15 pins the second by 5 and the third by 11. In order to this Miller of Moulton Lead his team with a High score of 507 for the three games. Following Are the scores for tuesday nights games won lost pet. 16 5 .762 7 11 11 11 12 12 14 14 10 10 10 9 9 .667 .476 .476 .476 .429 .429 .333 near Manchester for 23 years. He has been serving As a member of the local school Board for a number of years. Funeral services will be held saturday at 1 30 of clock from the Home and 2 00 from the West Freeborn lutheran Church with Rev. Wulfsberg officiating. To the bereaved family is extended the sympathy of the Freeborn Patriot and the entire Community. Farm division of agronomy and Plant genetics Black Stem rust drastically reduced yields in the Spring wheat Belt of the United states and Canada. During both these years Thatcher wheat the new variety first introduced by the Minnesota Experiment station in 1934, withstood epidemics remarkably Well and produced Good yields when other varieties such As Marquis and Ceres were severely injured. Railway company and the Duluth and Iron Range railway company. They will oppose it upon the ground that the merger will adversely affect taxes coming into the state and also reduce the number of men employed by the roads. Commissioner Atwood or. Radke and or. Oehler arrived in Washington nov. 28. And will remain in Washington until the conclusion of the hearings. Drive safely this week end. Better be alive monday than dead. Be am Moulton Tribune a Gas. Jordahl. Midwest legion. Leu holds mid was 1st 868 853 875 822 859 836 722 712 2nd 3rd to a he up 888 855 2611 140 883 844 2580 913 876 2664 802 797 2421 858 826 2543 714 795 2345 818 820 2360 870 772 2354 56 47 77 123 45 64 32 Mohammedans India has 77,000,000 Mohammedans More than Turkey Ever claimed and consequently is the most powerful moslem country. The True Mohammedan for one month of each year eats no food after dark

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