The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 6, 1948 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 6, 1948
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SECOND SECTION APRIL 6, They Seek Name Proper ; To Midget Line Algona is about to have a new railroad system! 'And if you have ever had a 'secffit desire to name a railroad, "thirds a good chartce, because the 10 "directors" arc asking for suggestions 'as to what their line . should be called. But the complete railroad, • while it may be operating a limited schedule in about-two weeks is not expecting, its complete track system to be completed for three years., Meet Once a Week i Of course it's a midget ' railroad, and the, equipment and tracks arc to scale ort a midget size. The tracks arc being laid in the basement of &.. ''John Schutter's office. The "directors" meet each Tuesday evening, and cboperate in their work and track Idylng. Dr. Schutter is "presideftt of the line", Randall Clark is con*- struction engineer, and Bob Kuhn is secretary-treasure?, Other directors are Jorffi'Thu* cnte, Eldon Hovey, Ralph 'Dieek- mann, Fred Diekmahn, 13; Q. Lee, Walter Friesner ahd fom Elliott. ' For Lee, who is a railway postal clerk, it is sort of a bits man's holiday. v . '-^aLL. ' Track % -in, Wid«. All directors buy thtjir own rolling .stock, but seyjral .arc pooling their efforts. They also divide their selections'. ' Bob Kuhn, for example, is building a work train. John ThuerHe' jiist completed a, locomotive "61 the steam variety. Others Src building streamliners, and nearly ev- ervone has a freight car of two. The trdcks wilKbe exactly % at an inch between rails, Twiihty miles of tnick, to scale, is being planned, which will take three years to complete. • The track will be owned jointly. ,Two switch panels -will be required to operate the complete syste'jn. The pictures at the right show a similar, system, although With larger scale models than are being built locally. The layout is from' Eagle Grove, whepe the hobby has ,a large crew of enthusiastic workers. . The cUt is through .courtesy of the Eagle Grove Eagle. It 'gives an idea of how the local system will look when 'completed, however. And in the meantime, if you have a good name for the railroad, just contact any of the directors and give them your suggestions. Dies Mrs. W. L^Boyd of Pocahpntas learned reecntly that her' aunt, Mrs. Hcrrick, of North Dakota, died at the age of 99— just a few months short of her luuth birthday which would have- occurred next September. CHAMP LIN SERVICE • PHONE 1086 • 302 ESTATE • I" 1 . y ^ ometliing old, something neW, Spme.thing borroweU, something blue 1 / ' ~ i ... and Towle Sterling, 'of course ..« v A single p!ac«'setting of exquisite Tpwle Sterling con-, sists of knife; fork, teaspoon, salad fork, cream souj> spoon and butter spreader — and can cost as little a,s. $23.50 including'?o% Federal Tak, Let us show you the many Jpv^ly Patterns in Towle solid silver and tel}; y w about th.e "place-getting plan" ^—a, wonderful way to collect ^»«r,c,p'mjplete sot! , r ' , > I" •>«w <-"" -» "f-i" 1 - " iif^J Milwaukee Bond Pays $10,450fax * Railroad taxes.are-paid in lows this w,e'ek.~- >: <•'< 4, • . Treasurers of the-88 cguntjes m which the Milwau^e^ Road oper^ ates received checks to coyer the first half p'f the road's 1947,ta* ^jj Amounting te |8W,743.40, an 1940, $166,000 0ye0l945 and $334|T 000 over 1944 feiUi, .• Th$''B#te nc e , be psW in $epHpb.£r.".,, ayment is in jRj?ppopiio n to road's wilejge ifi^SP ^P^ffisy' cevmty V Special). ALUMINUM OVERHEAD GARAGE BOOR 95 Students Go To Music Festival Ninety-five vdcal music students from the high school here attended a north central conference music festival at Eagle Grove yesterday, Wednesday. They were accompanied by Marvin Anderson vocal music instructor, R. C. Ouster band instructor and Arlo Woods high school principal. Transportation down and return home was by three school busses. Eight hundred vocal music students from Clear Lake, Hamp- tpn, Humboldt, Clarion, Webster City, Iowa Falls, Eagle Grove and Algona participated in the fcstK val. College music critics met with different groups during the day to give constructive criticism of their performances. In the evening the critics directed a massed chorus of 320 voices and massed glee clubs of the*" same number voices in a public concert. Music groups from Algona were girls glee club,. girls trio, girls sextet, male, quartet and mixed chorus. Nemmers Writes Of Earl Days W. P. Nemmers .of DCS Moines, in a recent letter to this office, recalled his early school Leaching in the county. .The big event of the year for rural teachers at that time was a Teachers Institute, conducted by the late Sid J. Backus theft county superintendent. The attendance Was 175 to 200 women teachers, and 25 to 30 men. Today because of consolidation, and a new transportation law the rural schools have dwindled until there arc but 61 teachers, and they are all women. Last year there was one man teaching a country school in the county. Mr. Nemmers is president of the Iowa engineering society, and the Thursday paper carried his picture and a brief summary of some of his aceoffiplishhldflfa Lauritien Home County Superitttehdpiit A.*- fi. Laiiritzen returned Sunday frbm attending a mid»w68t WMif&feflefe on rural life and education; 1 , field at Stillwater, Okla, This Thursday, he will b6 S a meeting of the tfttiin Mothers and Daughters club, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wallei? Weistarod. 'HE'S SO SWEET TO ME/ WE TAKES AAE TO'SEE THE BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY OF jk' JEWELRY \y }$7 AT ® LUSBY & G10SS1 HERE NOW! L. & H, ELECTRIC RANGE 196.50 Combination GAS RANGES Cabinet Type and Apartment GAS RANGES PERFECTION OILSTOVES KOHLHAAS ^^= HARDWARE ICE CREAM Ul ; »;iCfcMiMKM THtt HOMflttOt/ffffi for quality, purity sn4 t85te

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