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The Globe Gazette
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
Saturday, October 12, 1929, Page 9


Purchaser of 23 Boats at Clear Lake Alleges misrepresentation.

ACTIONS for alledged injuries, suffered in automobile crashes and while walking on the streets, for alleged misrepresentation in the sale of goods, judgements on promissory notes and several divorces were included in the final petitions file for the October term of the district court.

Flora NEWCOMB is suing the city of Mason City, the Champlin refining company, the Kansas City short line and the Rock Island railroad for $10,000 alleged dameages suffered in a fall on the sidewalk abutting the properties of the three latter concerns.

Suffered Broken Nose.

The petition states the woman suffered a broken nose and other injuries. Itemized the damages asked are as follows: $500, hospital and physicians; $1,000, loss of time; $2,000, pain and suffering in the future, and $4,500, loss of time and inconveniences in the future. The petition was filed thru the law firm of Senneff, Bliss, Witwer and Senneff.

Bion McPECK is plaintiff in a $2,000 action against Louisa BENRD and Vincent TIERNAN. He alleges that he suffered broken ribs, a gash in the left arm and other scratches in injuries when the truck he was driving was struck by an automobile driven by Vincent TIERNAN on the highway east of Clear Lake during a school party last spring. The allegation is made [that] the defendant was driving as an excessive rate of speed, that he was on the wrong side of the road and came into the path of the truck driven by young McPEAK.

Truck Hit Ditch

Porter ROGERS in an action for $5,400 from A. H. SKELLINGER, alleges that he was injured when a SKELLINGER truck, in which he was riding with an employe (sic), went into the ditch south of Clear lake on July 5.

The plaintiff, who is represented by BREESE and CORNWELL, alledged that there was only room for the driver, Joe STALEY, in the seat of the machine and that he was forced to ride with the moving equipment.

Alleging that 23 row boats he bought from Lauritz HENNINGSON were not as represented, M. C. TURNER has filed an action for $1,610 alleged damages. In his petition he contends first, that the boats were not worth the price he paid; second, that they caused damages due to loss of rent on boats; and, third, that the defendant failed to observe an alleged oral agreement that he would stay out of the boat business.

Four Divorces Sought.

Among four divorce actions filed the final day for October term was that of Francis SPARGO against Margaret SPARGO on the charge of cruel and inhuman (sic) treatment. The petition states they were married at Charles City in June, 1927.

Olga O'HARROW in her action for divorce from George O'HARROW, asks the custody of their two minor sons and the attachment of her husband's property until the alimony has been determined by the judge. They were married at Rockford in 1916.

Cruelty is the allegation brot (sic) by Charles S. CONE in his petition for a divorce decree separating him from Dorothy CONE.

A lien on the property of her husband is asked by Mary NICOLOFF in her petition for divorce from Constantine NICOLOFF. They were married in St. Louis in October, 1922. The allegation was cruelty.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2012



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