The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 20, 1948 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 20, 1948
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Chuck Nieoulln reports he goi • a good pre-season view • of many major league teartis on his recent trip to California , . . and'he also gamed 10 pounds. Wh«n you get Into a coffet- matching contest with Al Boekelman and Cecil McGinnis of the; local police force, it's probably just as well to .lose ift the heads , ahd tails deal... but When Lloyd Bohannon comes along and makes it a foursome, that's different . . . and speaking of Coffee Oulpcrs, Chris Reese can't mail out membership cards fast onougtr. , , they're pouring • in with requests from far and near. Ira Kohl showed us around the new fire-station, fiearly completed, 1 in the west section of the old light plant building, and it's real• ly'an improvement n6t to be overlooked . . . one of the original !problcms was how. to heat it from the old furnace in the building, but the furnace obligingly gave up the ghost a few weeks ago, so how a new one can bp installed in a location that will solve'the problem nicely , , . there" will be room for four trucks or ordinary, size, and plenty of Storage space. '> • f Since 'the McEnroe farm lire, it has also been suggest. ibd that insurance firms finance a pi^ce of equipment capable of carrying. 500 to 700 gallons of water, which could be siorea Mere and Used for farm fires only . . . the truck could be operated, by Algona firemen, and follow the 'city truck to farm fires . . . it should arrive just in time in cases where there is no auxiliary supply to the 300 gallons on the city 'truck. A local grocer looked Up in amazement 'when a woman cus- ' tpmer came by the cashier's desk with a package of shortening he " thought he was completely sold • put of ... "Where did you" get it?'f he asked .,.,. "I was in here yesterday too,.but I didn't have ,i£ndugh.jn'0ney, so i hi<j the s'iiort- \ enmoaimuthft .HtrirB./»inifk,Inrtnv•!' , •'D,utch",Loren2; *m ''His^ career operating, a filling station, has had| a number of unusual things -happen, but last Saturday's inci- ' den6 beat them all. 1 A man, his ' wife, and three children drove in fqr gas.' Th'e ..woman had a tiny baby, which ."she took insiqe the' station, then 1 asked Dutch if she could handle •a change of diapers in the office . . : he said certainly, .and cleared off,a space' on the counter, where the! change took place, and, mother and babe left feeling much better. , -. i Fidelia Skow had been : standing off to one side, watching the proceedings while her own car was being ' serviced. As Dutch returned, she said: "I like the, limeli- ' ness of your advertising ban- ,ner outside." ^ Dutch turned and- looked at the •banner. It read— "PERSONALIZED SPRING CHANGEOVER." Ab Lauritzen hap competition in his nite crawler business.. . . Judy WieseJ tiny daughter' of Mr, 'and Mrs. Don Wiese, was offering some excellent specimens -for sale the other evening. You may notice the paper is a bit light today, in pages at least. A typesetting machine had to have a little \welding work done, and, a trio of your local «aff enjoyed a couple of days at the Iowa Press convention • in Oes 'Moines , , . and the shutter on our camera stuck and we found -a roll of blanks instead of pictures we had expected to use in -the' papers ... the moral must be not -to go 'to conventions. < We hope Pmiden.t Trvi-' , man isn't too disturbed over , the reaction to hi» plans for a $15,000 bsqk porch 19 the White Home, W Harry feels ., ihijt he »hQuId have e place . „. to sit end rock, away from it - sM f and a back perch is the anjwer end White Houst funds are available, , whyi / > ECONOMY NOTE; " - Tjtie -state is planning on spend ing $5,000 ta furnwh one of (h? i j the J , -f he |5,QjQ9 Qf a * ! lqvt bj roje djroajk ^aperies! ' ESTABLISHED 18o5 AMI6WA, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL '26, 194* Stage A Comeback In County, Simonson Finds The beavers arp staging a strong comeback ih Kossuth county. . That is the observation of Wendell Simohson, slate .conservation officer for Kbssuth cdunty. One of the busiest scenes of beaver activity is:to bo found in Prairie twp,, along drain 25, where Simonson figures there are about two dozen at work. " , ,-..'. .In fact they have been so active that.they succeeded in cUttine qff power to Wesley, when one of the trees thcv* felled dropped over a highline. . ,. '• •*•• In the above picture, Simonson is sftinding; beside an excellent specimen of the work beavers are also doing adjacent to the Clintoii Rath-farm on the Black Cat creek, in the northeast corner of Lotts Creek twp., northwest of Good Hope. They have a dam partially completed on the creek. A .power line was also disrupted in that area, and power conjpany men have' now sawed off the top of trees! expected to fall before the beavers in the near future. Beavers can be taken by permit only, or by a state trapper, When- the state thinks they are getting too numerous in one area it may trap some of them out, if requested to do so. New Committees Named, Chamber Of Commerce Standing committee chairman and members for the 1948-49 year y/ere named Monday, by Joe Bradley, newly elected president of the Algona Chamber of Commerce. Committees are -as follow: Agriculture—Clayton Percival, chm., Chet Kurtz, H. D.,Hutchins, A. L. Brown, Wayne Keith and Lloyd' Robirison. ,Audit—W. H. Sharp, chm., H. F. Fristedt and John Kohlhaas. Aviation—rM. H." Falkenhaine,r, chm., Wm. Dau, Deb Hall, G. D. Shumway. . City Affairs—Roy Hutzell.,chrri«, Harry Greenberg. Al -Bucha/iant Fred Kent, Jr., arid' t John,Ferguson. ' ;- a > Clofling .Uniiormity-*-G,- -JeHyftftmJ, George-"Myers, , AValdera, Leo Spilles, Bob .Williams, .Chris WallUkait, Ted Chri- New Officers OfV.Ff Post Installed Here New officers of Post 2541, Veterans of Foreign Wars, were installed ' last. Wednesday evening, w^th Dr/ F. M.-Minnick of Poca-r honlas as installing officer. Dr. Minnick is past state department commander, and now is a district officer. • Robc.rt M. Schoby was installed for another year as post com- mandrir. Appoint . Committees Other officers i installed were Clayton Quale, senior vice commander; Curtis Muth, 1 junior vice commander; Claude .T, 'Huff, chaplain; ;I./W. Nolson,/surgcon; Russel Larson, adjutant; H. S. Mon^gomer,y, quartermaster; Dale Briggs, 3-ycar trustee; Fred W. Plumb, 2-year trustee;' Harvey Johnson, 1-year trustee; Herb Adams, i*st historian; H. S, Mon- togo'mery, "Service olficer; R. B, Waller, post ' advocate. - | Committees to serve for the jfear as named by Schoby were as follows: Program — Fred W. Plumb, chm.', Russell Larson- and >Willard •Zejgler, Poppy Day— Ben B, WJbben". Sports— Dave Smith, chm., Russell Larson, Del Hall, Wilbur iSeigler, Vincent Seiler, -Wm. BaU, Jr., Edward J- Morris and Maurice Bartholomew, j" • Plan New Building ' Membership '^ommittefe-'H, • S', Montgomery, chm., Merle Web- ster^arvey Johnson, 1$. B. Wal- llc, Dwight'Sabin, .Donald Wood, Walter fateven, Jens .Sorenson, L. A,,W.eber, Den^ld Bormann, Harold Neyijle, schilles, Rev.. O. W. Brand, Fred Shilts and Bob'Richardson. Housing—R. B. Waller, chm., A, E. Kresensky, Joel Herbst, M. J. Pool, Mel Griffin, Murray Mowers. Milton Norton, H. J. Cowan, C. U. Pollard and Lewis Fergu- Business Relations—(A)—Welcoming— Wayne Allen, chm., Bill Zimmerman, L. S. Bohannon, Charles Hamilton:. (B)—Member^ Ship—Ralph Dieckmann, chm., John Thuente, Wesley,Bartlett, Frank Moulton, W. r>«,« xT-1--— ' * Tifonka Upsets ; Algona Hi 7-6; i Burt Bows, 64 Indians Hop On j Seven Errors; - . LuVerne Is Nexf Titonka handed 'the Attofta nigh baseball nine a surprise, defeat, Friday afternoon aC 'Tiioft- ka, 7 to 6. i Seven errors in the Alg6na ih j field, in the first two inn1f)gs| helped the'Indians to fivev.ftJps. all the margin they needed, Three- Algona - regulars were at Clarion.attending a band festival, and the absence of Sigler, Wai* dron and Kelly didn't help mat* ters any. „_; At Burt, last Wednesday after* no.on, the Bulldogs edged Out a 0 to 4 victory in a five inning! game. Lu Verne Next Foe' A'gbna now has three victories and one defeat thus fkr this 1 spring. Lu Verne is the next foe, meeting the Algona nine here this afternoon (Tuesday), at the fairgrounds diamond. * Against Burt last we^k, Kenv entered the game as an Algeria' pinch hitter in .the fifth frame and came up with a home run with two men on bases.'Algona tjavc up two runs in the last oi. the fifth to Burt, so Kern's timely blow was the margin of victory. Box Scores 2 SECTIONS-14 PAGES Fire Destroys Buildings McEnroe Farm, Union Twp. * ' > JL Algona (6) AB Skogstrum, c ________3 Sigler, ss —__'..__3 Lauritzen, 2b 3 Crapser, Ib Pentecost, 3b Snyder, p H 2 1 0 0 0 0 Kelley, cf ______ ..... a 2 Briggs, If ----- . ____ __2 Christensen, Kern, x ___ rf 1 -Business' .Development — D. mttnl *.!.&_*. 1 ^Tf_ 11. i Tl * 11 x-« Burl (4) Salisbury, ss Stenzel, 3b. Batt, Ib Carman, 23 6 AB H .3 . 0 .3 1 .3 1 PJaVgroii^d^-3lw^Mc(pl.l$ lough,' ehm., WjnrJatoryrVrrV, Dotr Hemmingsen, <» arfd| wfu * Fneilher. ' Promotion .^, Glem, Erlander, chm., Roy InghaWkJames K, Lytle, Jack. ChriScWlfe, ^ E. J, Zender, Lyld Malhes/^Joe Harig and Bill Steven." ' / - , Inter-Club Coordination — Milton Norton, chm.; .commanders of the American Legion 'and V.F.W. presidents of the Ministerial Association, Junior:/ . Chamber of Commerce, Rotary c'lub.-Kiwanis club,; Lions clup? Soroptimists^ Wa-Tan-Yc, and Bpta Sigma Phi. Several,of the'cdrarnitteps ha^e already started preliminary work Fined $300 Here In Driving Case Richard", L. Bradley, Algbna, was fined $300 and/;cpsts in Kossuth district , court, Monday morning, when he entered a plea of guilty to a charge'of operating a motor vehicle while''intoxicat- ed. He paid the'fine/ ' He waived a preliminary hear<ing: before Justice J. ,B; Johnston and immediately..",'wont into, district court where: Judge-Harry Narey pronounced.: sentence. Bradley paid the fine. In another, case.before Justice Johnston, Bern .Arnpld, Algona. charged with' operating a truck at. an excessive speed, was fined if5 arid costs. •'•.»'•," . In the court of Mayor Frank Kohlhaas, fines wereVassessed, in two cases, and a jail'sentence, imposed in a third. Qeorge Lichter, Algona, was sentenced to 30 days ' * " on a charge of drunjcen-- J. Thilges, charged with reckless driving, was .fined $5 and costs, and,Paul H. Smith, charged with illegal operation of a motpj vehicle, was also fined $5 an9-costs. . , •Reifners, If «.^_«. JZ,- r l^ Schenck, rf 2 0 22 , : 3 3 ' 2 Algona .^___3-0-0-0-3—6 Burt • ...0-0-0-2-2—4 Algona (6) AB H R E Snyder, ss _. 3 1 Meyer, cf ... 13 1 Skogstrum, c _.__ 3 2 Crapser, Ib _„ 4 2 Lauritzen, -2b L —4 Pentecost, 3b.-_.'_--^.3 Kuecker, If*... 3 Christensen, rf ___-__-_3 2 4 2t/0 2 0 0, 1 O l 0 2 r '6 i 2 Kern, p Titonka (7) Hcesch, cf _ Downs, 29 9 AB H in jail ness. Clarehce New Manager At The Hotel Algona V, C, Seott, B^rdBtqwn, IU-, i§ the new manage? of the Hotel Ai- gona.' Mr. Scott epmj^flere with a background of if 'years ex en,ce, mpst recent »{ which managership 9l fhe ' He tpok over his ije,w duties - x We4nes,dayv'- _..« m married, have a son," 17 r wUl §ssi§t «.- tof* $ s £ m In?, eld- 'Mrs. ' rawwe; w Capt, Hig .3 ., P—- 3 Bruns,'Ib ... .3 K, Young, ss 4 3 3 1 ..—I _:.-3 If Norland, 2b Wcsselrnan, Gerdes, rf _. E. Young, 3b _-. Kuchcnreuther, c ,24 4 71 Railroad Damage Action Continues Evidence was still being offered, Monday afternoon, by plaintiffs in the damage suit of the Estate ot Delbert M. Benton against the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Ry, in Kossuth district court. It was expected that the defense would begin presentation of its own case late Monday or early today, Witnesses testifying on call of the plaintiff's attorneys, as of mid-afternoon, Monday, were Stephen. Dwyer, . Ruth Fuller, Desmond Fuller, Ralph Whanriel, Raymond Walther and Mrs. Raymond Walther. all of Waterloo, and John >Hiuehison and L. L. l^ease of Wesley. Mrs, Margaret Benton, as ad- ministratrix of the estate of her husband, is suing the railroad for t§Q,a?8 as the aftermath of a fa- ,tal collision Jan. 26, 1947, in Waterloo. Three, persons died as a result of injuries in the collision. The plaintiff is, charging-negligence pn the par.t of the railroad in the matter of warning signals at the crowing where the fatality happened,, ", • , Qigong Sportsmen lent of the AI- ijjth Conser' llotito ona *y Theo. Goeders Rites Saturday At St. Cecelia's Death came to Theodore Gocd- crs, while he rested in a rocking ing chair on the front porch of his homo here Thursday. He had been ailing since last summer but Was up. and about most of the time. Thursday morning he and Mrs. Goeders had been out doing some:yard work. He stepped into the glassed-in porch, took his favorite rocker and dozed into a sleep from which he never awakened. Death was due, the doctor said, to a worn out heart. Mr, Goeders was 8B-years-61d. Funeral servi6es were held Saturday at 10 o'clock at St. Cecelia's church, with Rev. W. B. Bauer officiating. Burial was in Calvary cemetery and pall bearers were George Simon, Frank Zender, Eugene Schemel, John Scholtes, Roy Smith, and r £ony Grandgerrett of St. Benedict. Arrangement's were by McCullough's. Mr. Goeders was born Oct. 19, 18iiO in Germany. When he was five his parents emigrated to the United States aijd settled on a farm near Dubuque. The family stayed there five years then bought a farm in the vicinity of St. Joe, south of Algona. Mr. Goeders was a resident of the state for 83 years. Marriage to Florence Paisley of DeKalb, 111., took place in May 1890. The ceremony was performed at Emmetsburg. Mr. and Mrs. Goeders started homemaking on a farm seven miles south of Algona, and later moved x to a place near St. Benedict. They moved to Algona in 1916, and Mrs. Goeders died Sept.'lS, 1928. There were no children born to couple.. „ , -, ' > AfirU :20,.-1930,'"Mr.' GoetfersT rSv Agatha Greefi <fref6 mat-- ried, and they, had lived in Algona since thai time. Survivors are the wife,' three sisters Mrs. Henry Pins of Sioux Falls, S. D.; Mrs. Anna Capesius, Algona, and, Mrs. Mary Wollner in California. There arc also a number of surviving nieces and nephews. . . Meet Your NEW NEIGHBORS Long's .studio photo Mi< and Mrs. John-Berhow and their daughter Nancy Ann are the new neighbors presented above. Mr. Berhow came to Algona last October to work as a mechanidjfpr the Algona Implement Company. He could not find a place*ftd" his family to liver in" until December'. Then,he rented an apartment at Frank jVera's. only a short distance from, his-job. • . i •' 1 , •/',,' * ' *', • ^ -r*^.i^- J ?_ .li-I—^s i- A 1 ~.~. . Wl._^'^ll^(dl&£^^.J9 'jlo-^l After hjgh school graduation Mr. BeThow worked for the Herman M. Brown construction" company until he went into the Merchant Marine, where he served 3 \'z years, being discharged in July 1946. While'in service he arid. Miss Nancy Hare of Des Moines 'were married. During ;the war Mrs. Berhow worked at the Des Moines ordnance plant for three years. Mr. and Mrs. Berhow are members of the Episcopal church. Heavy Loss In Blaze Saturday NJ. Of Algona Poor Telephone Connection .Slowed Down Alarm , •;• ' Fire late Saturday afternoon destroyed all the major buildings on the John E. and M. H. McEnroe farm, six and one-half miles northwest of Algona, '.in, Union township., It was the.rtfdsl disastrous farm fhJ6' in Kds's'Utlt county for many months. ' ,' Loss above insurance carried is estimated at more man $8,000. The fire started about 4 p. m. from a smouldering 'rubbish pile that was fanned into flames by a strong south wind.' The rubbish fire was burning Friday when the wind was from the north and away from the buildings. Barn Afire F,irst The two McEnroe brothers, Frank Ditsworth and -Harry Deibler were at the farm a*t the time. Fire was first discovered in the barn, and an alarm was put in to the Algona fire department.. They were delayed in arriving however, because the telephone operator here could not be reached by the farm phone and Mike McEnroe then drove to a neighbor's to phone. Fred Timm, local telephone manager, said the lind in Union twp. % which is rurally owned, had 'been, experiencing 1 some trouble ^ recently and this may have accounted for Jack of contact at the time. . , ' ( . > Ira Kohl, fire chief, said if the 1 department had arrived ten minutes earlier the house could have been saved. ' ''>, By the time thevflremea reached" ••"••'-•••- "• Academy Nine Shows Power In Wesley Win , St. Cecelia's Academy baseball team opened its season last Friday with a decisive! 13 to 2 victory over Wesley high, there. The Academy nine gathered 13 runs from nine hits, and in only 2!} limes at bat. Box score: St. Cecelia's (13) AB R H E Wilhelmi, If 3 1 Q 0 Thilges, if .. o 1 0 ' 0 Buscher, 2b 2 2 '2 1 Winter, 3b -2 211 White, ss ... -I 321 Winleel, c.---,._ 3 0 I 1 Beiser,.cf 2 1 1 0 J, Buscher, cf „- t 110 Schmitt, Ib 3 100 HerrSg, rf 2 000 Wpodcock, rf -0 000 Elbert, p ...I -.3 1 1 0 Wesley'(2) 23 13 9 4 AB R H E Stu'der, 3b ..... ----- -2 1 0 0 ' Huff, ss .'„-,„- ..... 3 Studer, c-p '_ ..... ____ 3 Lickteig, p-c _________ 2 ' 0 0 1 0- 1 0 0 1 000 0 Huff, di —. '. ________ 2 VJigthum, Ib ........ 1 0 1 Meirer, rf ........ — I % 0 0 1 Stwder, rf . ..... T ----- 1 000 Mullen, 2b ........... 2 000 Bphn, If ........... ,-2 000 19 2 2 3 Summary r- Two base hits, Buscher, Winter, Winning pitcher, Egbert, 5, . Thj§ afternoon (, the local academy meets St. »jRe there,-and Friday afternoon will ptejf-iti first home game, meeting the Corwith high nine at the Cinder In Eye Accident w .,,„..«' '-was driving Call streek. Saturday when, a. cinder blew in* the instant , ore he ha4 t'§>e to if wiw drlYfR ,d»rect, pf § sputhbovd w. ARiddle »-I' Carol Jean . Biersiedi of Fenton, is .wondering whether a riddle thai is puzzling her - will eyer be 'solved. < Last Tuesday, April 13, she celebrated-her 12th birthday. That; was nothing unusual for every year so far she has 'had a birthday;,but on thai day she received a -Birthday card from Germany signed by a name she. had '. never heard . o'f before. ••>'"/• " ' Now how did anyone over there get her'name, and how, did. they know her birthday date, and h'ow did they time' the card to arrive at exactly • the right time.' Carol Jean is still wondering, V Her parents are * Mr. and Mrs. Emil Bierstedl. The card, had a birthday design and greeting but was , done in black and white, father than gay colors as are the American variety. Munger Named New Fair Sec'y New secretary of the county fair is Robert Munger, of the Munger Implement Co. When the fair board met some time ago to e;ieet officers, A, L. Brown, County Extension Director, announce^ 1 that he was too busy with his to continue as secretary' and could not accept reeleetipp..' There was no pne/else in sight for the Qffice,'at the-, time., so the question of secretary was passed for investigation. \ At anotherJbJjard.', meeting recently, Mr, Monger- yfas hit upon as a suitable fp.a.n. and he accepted election. ;,,' •< i 11 , See Manday,', 4 J&r, 'Munger said he had n ot yeifhjd, # m e to familiarize himself.'with his new duties. He added, .however, that the problem, of attractions for the fair had be6n*ijjertfed.' and details concerning ttviwj w.ewld be giyeri a 'fen4f r pn the ™, v i'' &'* TV -,'•''• •.« i ''-,;^£-^Mw* ' *vV^4?? ?^%^ - *«*jrf»iJ!&T?fi»*>, w 1 * f l~£^^%i v7A^1&^5»fti™ai«^ UTiM Mrs. French; 82, Earlyday Civic Leader, Passes Mrs. Georgianna French suffer- ed'a stroke Saturday, shortly after noon, from'which she died Sunday evening a\ the Kossuth hospital without regaining consciousness. • Funeral services are being held this afternoon, Tuesday April 20, at the Congregational church. Final rites are being conducted by the Rev. John P. Clyde. Pall bearers will be four'grand-' sons; Russell French, Herbert and Richard Mathes and Donald French-; and Dr. R. C. Dewel and Robert Bigler. Arrangements are . by McCul- Iqughs. BuriaT will be in Riverview. Rites at the cemetery will be in charge of the Algona Eastern Stars. ' For long years Mrs. French was ^active in civic, social and community activities. She helped organize the Homp Economics club which for many years he'ld an important place in the town's club at'e, It was disbanded later and gave way -to a Woman's• club, whiph during war years became inactive. She Keaded th'e Kossuth coun ty food conservation program during World War I. In the spring of 1929 a, meeting was f held jtt the homev of Mrs, French at which the president', and secretaries of the Womens clubs in the county were present, and it Was voted to form a county federation,of clubs. Officers were elected at the meetmg and Mrs. French was phosen as the first county president. • She was an active member of the Eabjfern Sjar and. wa.s a member of the Congregational church. Mrs, French was born March 25, ,18§0 at Homep, New York. She was the daughter-of George. A1 gnd Harriett Maim-Almy, B., f rencb, at Yanktpn, S, JJ", • • ' ' •• ' p| " ft. it ., . J The builditlgs 'destroyed \vere: A barn 36 -by 00; a 7-room two : story house,, a small milk''house r ' tool shed, and the west part ,0!% ' machine shed. ' < Two large, cribs in which' '• ' corn and soy beans were stored were saved. " Tire on the ' i roof of "one- was put, out by water handed up in' buckets. The farm 'welTwa's in flip midst of the fire rlgftfynexV the barn and the intense tiqat made -it im- . possible to reach the t pump. The 300 gallon tank 1 on the- Algona truck was soon' ,us«S',and<it was refilled at the"J. L. Elmofe farm, , but was inadequate against the holocaust. , - , The buildings were on a 308 acre farm. They had all%been newly painted and the : 'barn and house reshingled • and -recondir tioned, and used at such time as men were \voi-king on -the, place, There was 'table; service ' and equipment enough ^tojjtakQ ,,• card of 20 persons. ^ V v ^ •• Smoke, Heat Intense ; Men who trie,cf" i to work 'at the fire said it was, -difficult to* do anything beqausj; ,pf ?Jh0 r smoke' and intense heat, j . % % Fire 'jumped' 'into Sri oats field and destroyed a half-acre of seeding that was several .inches tall "* . i "*" " K >— The heat VWBS iwjk Intense -that * parts on the steel windmill were melted. ,' ^ ; ^ j No ma'cHinervjwasaJestroyed in that building, as 4t Ii4(l«b^en tak« en out. All buildings "in direct line of the fire'WjentJip in smoke. , Algona"'Hhe farm were Chief .Kohl;. flferry Barton, Craig Vinson, .Chester Webb, and. , Frank Ostrunj, *" '; ' . ; M •a ••* "Sr Pr, R Of Algong Pqsses , R. M, gona phys»eian» a R.§eh services 3 o'clock was

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