The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 30, 1948 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 30, 1948
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, a tecerii irip r «ouih , t*r, JQurne inquired as to Where the .uwanis club might bd meeting that day ... given the location, he^Went there, said he belonged to th£ Algona, loWa, club, and was about to go in and sit-down,. .., then he looked at his guest -bot- ton-^AND POUNfl HE WAS EN< PEKING A MEETING Of RC- TARIANS. , "' '. ' In case you have sometimes Wondered as to use of funds do- hated to the Community Chest, ,G6n6 Murtagh; tells us that there will j be rto drive here for cancer lighting funds ... the reason: a portion of the Community Chest funds will be assigned to the Cancer Drive fund. Gene 'was . rtahied as Kossuth chairman for tHe drive-. * *_ * ,;SPORTS NOTEf "~~ f 'vThe mailbag brings a letter from a Bill Klusendorf, Box '648, Fairmont;; Minn., who says he represents a soft ball team at Fairmont, and that his team wbuld like to meet, a team from Algona during the season on a hofne-and-home game , basis . . . he says he is s also interested in "any girls teams We may have iii this area, and wants the names and addresses . . .Mr. Klusen- I'dorfj who is president of the, Ffirmont, JayCees: softball program, sounds like a man with a lot of Initiative and we hope he gets his games lined up. * * » ,' Speaking of Fairmont our old friend P. J. Heiken, ex- Swea Ciiy'min and county supervisor, now a resident of , ' Fairmont, was down in Al• gona last week ... he owns a; nice little home only a hall block from The Oaks, the •Fairmont eatery - well pairori- iaied by Kossuih folks. * + * PROGRES? DEPT. Scouts tell us that 'after 68 years, there arc going to be some repairs to the 'Milwaukee Road 't^h^eijewt^.. . •.some' IwmdpwAframejMt etc^amKa new. 'Interior finish ..<• . ,,;rep'drts •" are' that they'will have to jack, u the depot\to dp>^s'-job j: 4n^'i that is so we may g$n a. NEW iie- . pot! after all . . . the, old oncicer'- • tainly cannot staftdvany. jacking up— it'll fall over., • "'i •**»"' • .What puzzles us, among a number 'of things, .is . why someone >" didn't explain the requirements - for candidates for these" new j county -boards of , education BE, : FpRE the election's instead of aft terwjard . . .. the ruling that, you cannot hold two school off ices -at the same time must have been in the law when it was written, but evidently nobody read the fine print until elections * were* all over, n * * * -. -Electricity travels ,11,600,000,, miles a minute; arriving , 59 'seconds behind town gos-. ' sip. , . * . .* * * u ' ' Out in a nearby .rural school, a class assignment wag to select an uncommon word and. use it in a sentence . . . one little fellow nicked- out "corrupting", and thist was his sentence . . , r< We have a bushel of potatoes corrupting in the basement." » * *'. Orville Dronnan, program chairman at a service club meeting, jnade one of, the most honest statements we've-'hearir'jn a long time, • Orville arose and said; "We're going to .have. 'some movies, and I haven't 'the slightest idea what they are ab'out." It was an interesting, film! ,' , , *, v % - "• '" ? The new county BI wior, law is .'beginning ~to boij. Pown in De* r catur 'county they dq not like the .new Assessor wy,' ani IQd tax• payers signed a , pledge nov to J 1 vote 'for, anyone; , Regardless of ''party, who would not' prpm&e to , intrpduce a bill tp. dg away iy|th« the new assessor ,bJU , ... •The men f selected to administrate Jhe bill, f such, as the new assessor and deputy assessors, are given jnatruc-i f tions to follow, ind try to follow *8 w 8 | i8 WSF J l "Lfl?* ft* w^Myej* jdon't like the bill; u all original* with eur. -A. ESTABLISHED A166NA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 1948 2 SECTIONS-14 VOL 83-NO. 13 If Thme Lamps Could Only Talk! Oldtirfters Could fell Stories j',. - •...•• •, ^ ' t .w./r* i > i. / •' * ' • • ' • . . - .,••-. ,.'j . 'I. When Ken Harris, 'A!|dna city mail carrier, or. his- Wife want •more light in their home here, they have a wide choice of selection. "In fact they have 65 lamps to choose from, and nprie.^o'f them are modern ( in a modern sense. In fact some of them are 'So 'Old— and .rare—that the cyclti in 'styles for' Jarnps has almost repeated itself. The story is InteVe'stfrig, and begins seven years*, ago 1 . - • Rewire, For EleoVricity ' Mr. and. Mrs. Harris were visiting in Austin, Minn.,'with,'the,pa- rohts of Mrs. Harris. While' there they met a friend who MM a hobby of collecting old, rare .lamps of all types and styles., .. ........., .. Both Mr. and ;Mrs. Harris got interested in the hobby. After returning home the -A1-- gona couple decided that .they would like a, feW rare, old lamps themselves. Their first purchase was from a Clear Lake antique shop. That was the beginning. Today there, isn't a lamp in 'the Harris house except .fine antiques. Each one has been acquired, cleaned, repaired if necessary, and then wired 'for electricity. Every" lamp they haves purchased or traded for'has\had to be 'electrified. Good Hobby For Traders Yes, trading plays a 'big part in -the hobby! , », . • They watch'the papc'rs, watch for sales of household goods, exchange correspondence with other collectors and every SO,'often thev run across p lamp-in the style or from, the i period- /which *U~,, conlr ' * '" ' "1 •.^rfKtviftf'.f' liltj, DCCJV, >'^ 'T ,,t f^f 1 , JZf^/ *? There are no.ltw'o^lalfiM-, alike in. the Har^rls^houSehaia.^' 'f; ;• > t historical' and his wife have ;found. "I~ often wish the could 4alk," he said. "They could prols- •' •bly tell some great •iorie*." Often the true beauty of a new/ ly acquired lamp is nqt discovec- ed until the grime of years is rp- moved, the brass polished, the .shade given' a good cleaning. Many of the lamps have hand painted china globes* almost impossible tp replace,' although there arc still places where -that work is done, even' though no.t with the precise handwork 'of earlier days. "Nobody takes the time to bake the painting ori the globes," Harris explains. In. the Harris ' collection. are .. . THE HARRIS .BASEMENT contains a special Antique Lamp department, and in this picture Ken'Harris is shown, right in the .middle of the lamps. The one he is holding is a style'old timers may remember"';-,"', they were popular in sto.res a good many yearg ago. Harris has about 65 lamps, the oldest one a product of 1878. (Algona Newspapers Flashfoto),. • . :able lamps, piano Jamps, planter lamps' irt' which growing plants adorn the lamp; student lamps, bracket lamps, . and sparking lamps. ' < . -: "Sparking Lamps" The "sparking : lamps!', ".were specially designed, small lamps. It .was an old custom, for the father of 'a.'young .lady to trim the»lamp, #11 it.'with as much'Oil as necessary to-last until,a*certain hour, and then retire. The general idea was that When the light begun to go put of the "sparking »lamp" it was time for the young man to-go home.; , • .-.'.Most, 1 of the lamps in'thc Harris collection 'come from .the years .1880 to-1900..- •-. ', Ken says that his hobby may sound to some like.he's "teched in the head'.', but'he'and his wife have a lot of fun out of it. Also, by .various'trades and jobs of Start Petitions After Rally At School Of Supervisors To Get Request One hundred and- fifty Kos sUth farm ahd urban women, at an annual ;Riiral Woman's day held here "Monday, went on record as favoWng the" hiring of a county public health nurse. ! Petitions were taken by' township chairmen to bo; circularized for signature in their .areas. Civ- c, community and. , church groups iad been previously, contacted on the matter, with .a favorable re-^ action. Representatives -said 'they will, assist. in any way possible in "urthering the project. " i- The petition states: '.'.•' •' . '-'We,, the .undersigned, being residents of Kossuth county., do icreby petition, your honorable: bo,ard of Supervisors to appoint a county health nurse with qualifications .that meet the appfdval'of the ' Iowa State Department ". of Health." ; : ; ,.; •..;:;; : To Board in May • The ' petitions .will be signed jnd, presented tp; the. county board Of supervisors at the 'May meeting. • ' r State laws provide that a county health nurse may be paid from ieneral funds in the county treasury. There id also provision under certain circumstances where state -and fedqral aid Op to 50 per 1 cent may be available. A good many years ago, shortly after World War I, the' county did, for a short time, have a puo-, lie health- nurse. ,.?• v • r '> The nresetit movement is bcinfi! ^nsorqd 'by^Far' ONE OF THE CHOICEST lamps in the Harris collection is the. hanging lamp, pictured'-here. Mr. Harris picked it up in the'vi- cinity . of' Woden. The beautiful prjsms were made in Czechoslovakia. The- lamp is adjustable from.the ceiling, originally a necessity for refilling of the lamp with oil. (Algona Newspapers Flashfoto.) • i cleaning up old lamps which have later been resold, they haye mah- aged to: acquire the lamps with- : out any, particular capital investment in what is left.. .'.''• ©9* Of OW? mg the Qpo4 • Samarjtan, to drive to Mankato so § ' 2 Tie At Lone Rock; 123 Write In At Ledyard 1 LuVerne, ''Whittemore, Fenton, and Bancroft are towns which will have new mayors as a result of elections held Mopday, Results from various Kossuth towns as tabulated Tuesdav morning by this newspaper, Uvtyng distance contact with various correspondents, fpilo\y; , _ ^' FRANK BALGEMAN IS NEW WHlTTEftORE MAIfQR WhUtemere,« Frgnk Balgeman received 167 votes, .Moftday, and bepome? the new ma*gr 'of 'Whitteroore, 'Or, H, E, Woodward, who has served fop II years .received 5& votes, t r There were also twa new bers elected, to thtf town Howard Smith, 51; Dr, Skogmo, 87; Merlin Cody, 07; Lyle, Bech- uner; 47; and James Doak, 81, There' were a total of 207 votes Cast, .• ]' Dorothy, Sorensoh'. with 127 vote? was named treasurer, and Jon Nelson '-received 56. LONE ROCK HAS r TJE FOR-MAYOR JO^ n Lone -Rock —' Whq will be the mayor of Lone ROCK is-undecided, Both Jack QuiYirT and Frederick Schultz received 11 votes, and they were talking Tuesday mornin" about tossing a^coin. Ha/rl?n .BJanchard, Jesse Blanchard Jr., Alfred Krueger, EricfSeegebarth aneirAnsus Cotton / were -named. tP the Council, J.esse Blanchard and .Eric Seege? bartl? are new meroher.s, replace ing,,fre4 ^laig and,-'Art Priebe, who weve not candidates, N, L, named treaiurer, and August Yaudt Sr>; who were ' candidate^ Other, i srotes bad 38 writfr>um< - J to,the<coujwfl<wer* W. " " & OWW&H?"' &' e 1 .piye^and. PawJ i, 1 . an ow . flthj-r men, t , 'gterk \yej?e nanwd to the mk i mmm 123- WRITE IN ON : SAfctQT, AT Le<iyw4 m No Officially, for of«e| 'in 'the, yaM etectiQn., b«t 183 tHtoeou a® wrote W J B9ffl«|^ «*, qandi dates, • the ' lergeg^ vote;' -• cast I " wjth 70 were J. L. Miller, ~ R. J- Nealy and C. V. Schroeder. Dr, R, K. Thompson and . Dr, M, I. Lichter were not : candidates for. ieelec- tion to the qo\incil. G, J. F. Vogel was reflected as treasurer. A total of , 66 votes were cast, QUIET ELECTION HELD AT LAKOTA Dr. H. H, Murray was reelected mayor, •and A, E. Anderson, Guy Beemer,lH. E. Hertzke, S. C. Krall and • L. A. Meyer were named to the council without opposition, Fifty-three votes were cast, ' , Harry Mussman was named treasurer. SWEA CITY, ELECTS ALL CITY OFFICERS Swea CUy — AU city officers were reelected here, .A, Q. Eggers ,is the mayor, J. J. Anderson is city treasurer, and councilmen are Carl Applequist, Earl Hansen, A- 8. .Tweeten, Myron John son and Oliver HART I§ NEW QF BANCRQFT. „„*.,. r-* -G. p. Hart succeeds p.r, T. J. Egan'as mayor of Ban- c.rof,t. Dr. JSgan wa$ npt a,c.and,i- J - A - Hart" receded fi? votes, to the, council w«*e & J,. .,, TM .,,^.rs, f., J, Jehilte, Ronald Murray, A^A- P,roe§sier and Art Weip/ ed, Konday. A 'total of 194 votes were cast. TITONKA HAS 102 VOTES TURN OUT Titonka—Frank Clark was named:mayor with 102. votes, without opposition, Ejected to the council were Jerry Schutjer, 89; Fred Hagen, 91; Frank Fisher, 102; Len Kuch- enreuthe'r, 9i; and Lermond In- terrfjill, 80. , Intermill and Kuchenreuther are new on the council. Camilla .Cooper was redeemed treasurer with 108 votes. FENTON VOTERS PICK A NEW, MAYOR DcWall is' the new mayor of Fenton, receiving 46 votes. His opponent, Frank Behne, incumbent, received 41. Councilmen named were Martin Hantelman, 74 (new), Wm. Voigtf 72, (ne\y), Ervin Krause, 70, new, Ray Kyhl, 81, (new), and qharles Theesfield, (87), re- ejectea.' Peter Jensen was nan> ed treasurer, and L. J. Weisbrod, Utl'nTo Preside , superintendent of the /Agona public sphools, '" " tral tion is t.ft se, S. ed 's^sjLon of the north . „, - |ct, fewa State/ E4uea' iatioij. The conv# ' eld in the Mason school nice*. if* —w»*»^«v .v*.', »4J%4'%11.yV?auili.ev\/JU4ibjr iwedicar association.,- v- • , He talked on tperfhcqd for, a public health-nurse, the" capacity in which she would scVve the public and the bcope oi her activities. Cites Good Work ' Doctor Cretzmeyer said that public health is a matter of education for all persons, ,H6 included; in his talk the need • for immunization for 'disease ,and cited New, York state as f , being practically free from -smallpox since, vaccination had> become mandatory. , .; ' -,,',,.';';; ;.:; ' H° concluded his remgrk&'.with "The courity should have, a'.public health nurse., probably, two. If you women get behind it you'll have one", •• '• ' •• : Following the doctor's talk, Ruth Graham, district supervisor of public health nursing from Spencer, outlined the work of such a nurse. She; gave specific instances of the cooperation of the nurse, the'home, and 'the school in working "out health problems. '• Miss Graham answered questions from the floor following her talk. , •;'.:, Theme of the Rural Women's day was community health, There were also ' reports and short talks given by, Mrs. C. C, Jnman of Bancroft; Albert Johnson, Corwith, county. Farm Bureau president; A. L. Brown, Algona, extension director, and Alma Schultz, jUg<ma, home economist. .' • ' " v Jane Keith and Joan McWhorter of the Plum Creek Elite club gave a musical skit in costume, Platform .Guests ' Invited as platform guests were Mrs. W, B, Officer of Burt, president of the county Federation of Women's, clubs; Mrs. A'. Critically Hurt Here By Hit-And-Run Car Driver Victim of a hit-an'd-run. driver, i Nelse Peterson. 88, of Algona, is \ in a critical condition at the Kossuth hospital. -The accident-- hapepaed—Satur-- day at 9:15 p. m. in front of the Brown grocery store on No. Jones street. Mr. Peterson suffered fractures to both legs, and severe head injuries. Monday morning he had not regained full consciousness, There were no witnesses, but first to know of the crash were Mrs. Fred Will ana Her daughter Esther who live in the W. J. Bourne housd across the street from the suburban store. They were in the south living room when they heard a noise as of an impact. Hurrying to a window to see what had happened they noticed a car headed north. It stopped and ..two men got out and started walking south down the pavement. They had g^one only a little distance when they turned back to their car and drove off when another car tame intd view from Officers said Monday morning they had no clues to identity of the drivers. , A police warning was broad* ' cast Saturday night asking officers to be on the alert, for anyone picked up for traffic violations or drunken driving and that their cars be 'investigated for signs of collision. Mr. Peterson was on his way down town to meet his wife wtto works Saturdays at the Silver Gray cafe. It is thought he had turned south on Jones street and was walking down "the pavement. The right side of his head was hit and he was thrown to the right of the car going north. His body was hurled to the graveled space in front of the store. |. W, Steussy of presi- , dent of the .cQimty ''Legion Auxiliary; Mrs, V, K. Bisins, Algona, president of the P. T. A.; Mrs, L. E, Reynold^, representing the C. P, of A.; Rev. r G, J, Kuyper president of the 'county inter^ church cQ^ncii; ^«pt, <3. A, Johnson, Lone RocH, prudent of, the county Schoolmasters' club; and Annette Bonnstetter, Algona, school nurse. QR thp platform were,>21 women's chairmen. Mrs, PnuJ Wndjiplm led community Singing «?n4 tyrs, * jw wwHuwoi Fglter, wflmWs ' pref}dj|4-at the Mrs.Miller Of Titonka Passes Tilonka—Mrs. Walter Miller who lived on a farm at the east edge of Titonka died Tuesday at ier' home. Funeral services were held Thursday at the home at 1:30 p. m., and with final rites at the Methodist church at t 2 p.m. Rev. Donald James* was officiating minister. ' Burial was in Buffalo township cemetery southwest of here. Swan's funeral home had charge of arrangements. Mrs. Miller had boon in failing health for several years, suffering from numberous strokes. The m05t s rec0tit;was last July and .she <had ¥ >slnc<s'then been bedfast." 'MjfeMi^er, was th,e,dau,ghter, i&^dlU.eSkto^e^tl^ y$6i ilwaer ^FraseA * 8h& <Wa^Born July 0, Ip84 <in Rotfe. "She grew up there and lived in thevviclnity until she married Walter 'Miller of Pocahontas on Nov. 29, 1905. Thdy resided in Poca,hontas county, several years later mov- ng to South Dakota thon to Minnesota. In 1943 they bought ;he farm here where they have since "resided. .Survivors are: Mr. Miller, sons Virgil of Titonka, Merle of Garrison.^. D., and a daughter Beulah (Mrs. Ernie Jesse) of-Titonka. " There are also five surviving Jrandchildren, two sisters and :our' brothers. Mfs. Miller was a life long member of the Methodist church. 21 Cars, Trucks Newly Licensed Twenty-one new cars or trucks were licensed in the past week at the county treasurer's office by Bill Heller, deputy motor vehicle license clerk. They went to the following: Chevroleis — Wesley Bartlett Algona; W. B. Bauer, Algona; Chris Berg, Elmore;'L. I, Gisch. Lone Rock; Oscar Peterson^ truck, Swea City; H. E, Rachut, Burt.' Dodge — Owen Berhow, Elmore; Herbert Haas, pickup, Algona.' Plymouth — Don Buffington, Wesley; Ivan Evenson, Ottosen; W. M. Knoll, Lone Rock; Frank Rotterman. Elmore. Fords—Elmer Cook, pickup, Algona • Carroll Fraser, pickup, Burt; Wm. Larson, truck, Lakota; George McVay, truck, Algona Cecil Snyder, Algona, truck. Oldsmobile —'John Dreesman, Algona. Studebake? — Harry Herr, Algona. ' Chrysler T- C. L. Livingston, Algona. J v ^ r raser ^- Adolph Youngwjrth, !<u,Verne, Train Service To Titonka Is Cut -~ To conserve , tram service here on the Rock Island has been put 4qwn two* thirds., For a number of years the town has had, three trains. s week ,t<> tang jn poal and hau? , werereeped te« WaJn servicg ^ G. D. Welhousen Fifth Member Education Board G. D. Welhousen is the fifth member of -thei Kossuth' County Board of Education: He was "elect- < ed director-at-large, defeating Harcy Linde of,Swea-City.'It Wfis the only closely-qqhtested+Vote;^ the. county,and,to Jeter'min,e;the?«; wmner*,the official .vote 'was'ca'a-i* vassed, Monday, March 29. The' County .Board of Education 'rn&fr at 10 a, m. aHhe 'cpurity'^supe'rlnV,, tenaen.tsJp^^^i^Qgi^ll- tfo diang\> was made/ in 'the other four board members preP viously announced.' '- ' .-i Members present for the official canvas were A. ,H., Schuler, Swea City; Kirby Smith; 4 Buct: Harry Linde, Swea City; Wesley Bartlett, Algona,. 'Mrs. Myrtle Jordan of LuVerne" .and Harry Braley of Wesley\were absent.' The newly elected board mcnv bers will meet-April Sj at,10 a. tn. to qualify and tie kworn into office. ',;««.• ( - -v , , In instances t .where an.''elected member fails to/qualify, his place will be filled, by appointment "by regularly quaHfied.t board ^embers. "" " ,i A. H. Schuler of Swea City and Clifford Krantz of Titonka, both elected to the board, wjll have to decide between now and April 5 whether they want to resign from positions now held, in, order to qualify, vv ? '' , - *.i> •• ' , Mr, Schuler is a school 5uo'erin- tendent and Mr. Krtmft is a member of the Buffalo'Consoli- dated school board, ' > Mr. Welhousen, elected to the new board as member-at-larje, has in point of years the -longest record of anyone in 'the county when it comes to serving ,in a school board capacity. ,^ Last July Mr, Wejlipuseri, refused reappointmentras secretary to the German townshipt- school board, He had served 48 consecu.' tive years as secretary, ' - "• Before'becoming the township' school • secretary he Was a rural teacher for three years., He was a mender "of the.'doum. ty AAA committee • here fqr 4^* Seven Cases Up In Minor Courts Seven cases wer§ week end, ling ftye, haas, twp, Before Webjter tor r4

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