The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 29, 1948 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 29, 1948
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By Buss Wallet * * + ' In the, war future the Koteulh Conservation League will have placed sighs aldhg streams and u« u i l! i the ? ount y > giving the basl* Information as to limit, size and season for all species of fish . . . just another'little gratis service for fishcrm6n who can hardly be expected to remember every date and limit of catch. » * » The 6th*r da? we walked into an office where a citizen Was just turning oft his radio ... . with a disgusted look b'ti 'his .face, he s^d: 'Every day it's the same blankcty-blank ; thing, some b ankety-b ank . talking, some blankety-blank murd«tf, or some blankety-blank'Woman crying." ., • . -* •.«•••• *-.••-. .'• • • . •; What is YOtfft'guess as to Algrona's population , . . seems the recent city di. teetory listed about 6.400 name*, and it is possible Some wter* missed .,, the new city signboards say 7,000 . . . now .it's YOUR turn, IOWA, tUBBAY, JUNIM. t»4l aftd Iowa omcs . 62 City ocks^Ne w Sewe ^^^ ' i , • . p j I Women Divorce Actions, District Court Five,Cases In Minor Courts Over Weekend Two suits for divorce were filed Idst week in Kossuth district* Court. In one case, Dorothy .Slptor is. seeking, a divorce from Earl Sloter. She,charges cruel and inhuman treatment, and says the defendant • made threats of Violence. The couple were FloWer Box Crushes B Four, In LuVerne Tra An insecure flower box on the back porch at tHe Wm. Hof farm house two miles northwest of Luvcrno, was the cause of sud- numerous „. „ ... married at Sioux Falls. S. D,, April -1, 1931 They have four children. A court order restraining the ,. defendant from entering the .home was signed by Judge G. W.. Stillmari. Wed in Minnesota fn the secorid case. Viola E. A certain editor in the state is ing kidded a little because he ite, just the Week before the Anderson is seeking a divorce at&electionr "Tuned/in on one| fr ° n "> Harry A. Anderson. She of Rep. Beardsley's early morn-1 charges drunkenness. , The cou- mg broadcasts . . . it surely was t>le worc marred at Albert Lea, a perfect program, except. that Minn, only.a dim-Wit would be able to believe it." ' A farm wife, between Sexton and LuVerne, has solved the problem of getting the family mail;from a mailbox a mile from her house . . .because of her four youngster^, and the job of piling them into the. family car for a trip to the mailbox, she borowed an/old bike-of her brother's, and and A restraining order was also issued in this case by Judge Stillman, the plaintiff alleging that she .feared for herself as a result of filing the court action. The couple had no children. Reckless Driving Justice J. B. Johnston had two minor court cases over the week- Sunday morning about 0 o'clock. Th , c y?, f ? havc a /&mi) y ot tour 5 m fi U ch .Ndren. Charles William, 4, the eldest, Jorine, 3, and Kenneth, 2, were playing outside the kitchen door while" the mother ••';>« '"m-kine in, the house, and Mr. Hof was busy at the .barn. : The flower b'oX tipped off the brackets, on box tip which It t stood and fell against Charles William striking him on the chest. Which was crushed by the bloW. Death sulted in only When Dr. Jack from LuVerne nothing could be done for the little boy. • J ;• No one saw fhe Accident other than the two younger children and they could not, give an ac- re- few minutes. Harris arrived count, Mrs. Hof heard the box fait ,i at the same time cries of. Jor and Kenneth, and ran tosefc'tf the trouble was. Patty thO old baby was in the house wltli Mrs. Hof. ' ' ,„ The grandparents; Mr. arid'JMfs. Ed Hof of LuVerne and Mf-.'attd Mrs. L. .J. Reid of Algona, '"Wetc immediately notified and the farm to give what assistance and comfort they could to IHe stricken .young parents, who ftrti son and daughter respectively of the Hofs and Reids. - » Charles William was born In Algona on March 30, 1944 while his father was in army service. '4 Fuheral services were schcdUl* ed for this afternoon, Tdbsday; June 30 at the Methodist church in'LuVcrne with the Rev. Rober.t Phillips in charge. Burial is to be made at LuVerrte. Arrangements ate:by McCullough's. now pedals quickly back sforth. •....--.•' •• * *, , * •: • Finals of the National Associ- ' ation of Barber Shop quartets were held recently in Kansas City,.and broadcast,. . ..after lis- teriing to them, we decided--that Ray. Cook, Beecher Lane,. Tommy Thomas ahd Floyd Holt can do name of the song, that is, not the place to sing HI ' . 'T * * * , _ Bill Vigars and his 260 Ibg. of good nature take to the task of being C-of-C (custodian of. the course) of the shelter house Ui the-.Country club like a duck takes to water. ' .*•*•*,' Chet Kurtz is-taking a lit- lie kidding because of his ii. lie of .."fowl/ chairman" for *he 4-H. poultry show, coming up this weekend. - ; / ..-•:. * •'*; .>'••-. • Our neighbors over at Em- mctsburg are planning to install '60 parking meters in the near future.. . . we wish they had tried our two-hour parking setup first; maybo they'd find-no need for meters. » » * We ran across a story of a recent wedding where it referred \to the "bridle party", Maybe it was right, at that. - « * * . • In one local home where bridge sessions are held occasionally, one of the guests, noted for sometimes leaning sideways and casually looking quite by accident in an opponent's hand, was presented with a pair of horse's blinders during the course of the evening. ' .* * . * We Just knew it'would hap. pen, and it-did. Last week this paper ran a little, {editorial on the question of whether or not the custom of stores remaining open Saturday nights was necessary. And sure enough, we got action^ and mail, on the subject. A P-lum Creek farmer wrote; "It is quite generally known .that there is a strong resentment right now about the store closing hours and I predict if they attempt a Saturday night closing the weeds will grow in the old burg's streets , . , saying that a farmer takes ott week ends, a few do and can, but 9Q percent cannot run off and leave their chores, and livestock'.,, why don't you conduct a poll through your paper on the subject, 1 ,', ,i ' * # * Then there ig.a letter with a different viewpoint! "We think there is merit to the'idea, to be that s trip to town was made pnce ;a wf^k, and took hours of trayelijj pin b e done in a any-point in the employe in 8 I it,, would \wo|k „ |ot Hied to It,'* end. — — - ~~..»9 *»»^v/ii**j who was charged with drunken- Hildebrand, Algona, ness, was fined June' 25. Wm, $10 and costs, Fmnestad,., Ferito'n, was fined $50 and costs oh a charge of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, but $25 of the fine was suspended on good behavior. ' . The'chargev.Was -filed by Marshal W. H. SteWard\tf ,B,urt. three eases yvere. nanoiea. , ., J °M ; E.' Bergstrom -was .fined si, and • costs .for overtime >park-' ing. joe Carman, charged , with drunkenness, was fined $10 and costs, and Gottlieb Reffer,.oh the same charge, was fined $5 and qosts. . 3 Fcrrms Sold, Wesley Wesley—Three- farms in this vicinity Were sold last week. The estate 'farm of the late Mrs. Thora Johnson was sold to the Fred Benteleys, Crystal Lake. The Irvin Chamberlin firm, formerly owned by Louis Wmgert, has been sold to Herman Wise, ^former operator of the 'Sexton store. The Chamberlin'; family Will return to Ladysmith, Wis., where he will again go into electrical work. John Ruger's farm, north of Wesley, has' been sold to Ed and Ben Eden and possession is sjajqd for nej^ March Anoth Rainfa King £ guest to most people/in Kossuth county this week-'aS rain continued falling. Anothbr 1.5 .inches of welcome \ on She s Pfst that underway IDF On Friday Fw Mrs. Vin^iftt Final rites for Mrs. Mary Vincent were held Friday afternoon at the Presbyterian church here. The Rev. Gilbert Kuyper conducted the service arid arrangements were by McCulloughs. Burial was in Riveryiew 'cemetery. .Pallbearers were Chas, La- Barrc, Roy Bjustrom, Wayne Allen, Firman Laing, R, S. Blossom and J. J. Wadleigh. Mrs. Vincent died at 'the home of her daughter, Mrs. -.George Boswcll, following 10 years of failing health and a final illness of twp weeks. She was born; on a farm in Washington county, Iowa, on Feb. 27, 1864. She was married to Robert E. Vincent, at Washington, on July 29, 1890. The couple started their first home on a tarm near there and some five years later they moved to Kossuth county near Algona, The remainder of their lives was spent in this vicinity. Mr. Vincent died in June, u>40, . The.cpuple had thfee children, Ora who died iff 193^; Ellsworth Robert of Des Moines, and Mrs, Nita Boswell of Algona. There are also two surviving grandchildren and four" great-grandchiU dren. Was recorded by Weatherman Harry Nolte' last" week. -About the only" good' thing 'about about tHe fain was that it should be all rained out by next weekend when Hundreds of county residents will sWarm to vacation spots for the Jong 4th of July weekend. •• v i" .1. June 22 (.6&R) June 23 _ _ June 24 ' ", June 25 High Low 26 Juno 27 _.....'„ June 28 ------- ..( 74 77 •81 85 80 75 74 •04 62 61 57 G2 64 62 jn ex- Compaigh Filed By Nine Nine reports *of,,, caw,......, ..... penses have beontfiled-with the county auditor, ,"as of. Monday. Expenses ran t W follows. j.^ 1 . Al Schrani,. supervisor third district, $23.47.- ,* ' ; * „ H. W, Miller,' county attorney, $156.88, • " $6<H1 J> Henry first district, * court, ScheppnVBn, supervisor , „ W S. Cosgrove,, supervisor third istrit noe - ": ' • district, none. . H. J. McNertney,' county attorney, none, \ ?* ..Louis Bartlett, supprvisor third district, $58.95, , ; • . ' Pbi 4V V| Ralph $249.91. W, Lindhprst, sheriff, Have TiifMge Mrs. Ole Allison Dies In Sleep Here On Friday '• Th'e^sudden death of Mrs. Ole Allison, Friday afternoon, shocked and saddened her friends and neighbors, some of who saw or talked to her earlier in the day. Mr. and Mrs. Allison had been busier than usual Friday getting ready to leave Saturday morning for Minneapolis. There they planned to attend a Swedish centennial celebration, and visit Mrs.* Allison's sister, Mrs. August Eck'- berg, until Tuesday. <; After dinner Friday Mrs. Alii son'-agked her husband to cldai th£, car preparatory to the trm P^SN^flSsHOTPW* .—is- stfe ,Ta«fVdom "?*'•'& Wth rest, having not felt well the ev ening before. About '4:15' when Mr.' Allisoi had finished his iob he went into the house and found Mrs. Allison had succumbed to a heart attack while she slept, Funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 p. m. at the h6mc and 2.o'clock at the First Luther an church. The service was conducted by the Rev. Emil Benzon and burial was in Memorial Park cemetery at Fort Dodge. Pallbearers were Albert Olson Hans Prcslhus, Carl Picrson, Olver Christiarispn, -Ted, Thompson and Al. Thompson. Arrangements were by McCulldugh's. ' Mrs. Allison was the daughter. Vlatilda; of August Anderson and Charlolta Erickson-Anderson.'She was born on a farm in Webster county near Callcndar, on May 22, 1880. Marriage to Ole Allison took >lacc Dec. 28, 1908 at Callcndar. n mid-January the couple came o Kossuth county to a farm three miles southwestVof Bancroft and ivcd the remainder of their mar- Await Word Of New Setup For Draft In Area Board Members From War Not After Jobs A ''(rnnloin r':oi"!anization of in rli-aft, board in Kossuth county is certain in the near future. .. Two of the three members of the board who served duririg the war have declared they do not wish to serve again. All counts will now have to set up draft hoards, as a result of signing of .he peacetime draft bill by Pres- dent Truman, after its recent sassage in Congress. Enough is Enough Lester Lease of Wesley, who. vas chairman of the board dur- ng the war, said that he had hccn asked if ho .would serve Sain, but had declined the post. Jark Scuffhath of Algona, an- >ther member of the board, said Monday he did not desire to erve again, either. This leaves only George Hagge' polio ' which was of Ledyard, who was the third I with pneumonia, member, and whose views on the matter wer not known here. All of the board members were New Algona Road Signs Would Open A Large Area Of Land For Homes Public 'Hearing Set By Council For July 22 ••hU* r ° a < d • 1 «P li . are a^eting much-favor- ame comment, and one of them is shown in the above pic- ca«Ud a 1 ? «L e . m , 8 of " x . ci ^ ic a"d veterans organizations are carried at the lop of the board. (Algona Newspapsrs Folo). . . ' . •. '- • . • Russell Studio Photo Dale Jensen, 21, Dies In Iowa City, Victim Of Polio Dale Jensen, 21, died at the Jnivcrsity hospital at Iowa City Freday at. 2:30 p. m. from bulbar complicated led life in the county. In 1929 they bought a' home md retired to Algona where they lad since resided. Mrs, Allison was a member of ho Fjrst Lutheran church, the ^adies Aid and the Missionary so- icty, in all of which she took an ctive part. She is survived by her hus- )and, two sisters, Mrs, August ^ckberg of Minneapolis, and Mrs. Andrew Merben of Ashland, Wis., nd 13 nephews and nieces. >t. Joe Trojans Hold Meeting The regular meeting of the St. oe Trojans was held at the M. T. McGuire home on, June 24. The meeting was called to order by Francis Illg at 9:20 o'clock, The treasurer's report was given by ,Ponald Illg, It was decided :then to have the annual club f tour on July j, • ^ ' ' i « WiiijEHTi Hermann; Mark McGuire, and leader LenMcGuire, gave a shqrt talk on their trip to The meeting ended 9t N 10:10 o/elock.. k«neh w «,s then served. byt now it how from «mnty/ As an I think people w« 89 any liith«» we want to. re* iwrt jn casual we 4ont jsjflfi w»U h>f??gr : a Jong, contacted about 'two months ago. Helen Dingley served as clerk in charge in the office here. Governor Appoints Regulations require that draft board members be .less than 65 years of age. Appointments are made by the governor. . After the draft office was closed here, all records and files were shipped to Des Moines. ' Between 200,000 and 25p',000 men are expected to be drafted in the first year. Earliest time under the law that men can be , be- subject to' call for 21 months duty. His mother; -Mrs. Fred Dransfeld of Lone Rock, was with him. Mr. Jensen was employed by Pratt Electric company in Algona and worked as usual a week ago Saturday. Sunday, June 20, he felt like he was getting the flu and Monday 'morning he went to a doctor. He was immediately sent to Mason City for further tests and from there; ;tb. Iowa City. Fronf . . the; very first his condition was grave. • , Wednesday Mr. and Mrs. Fred Drangfeld, Mr.,and.ISrs. Schuyler ' ,.. Bates and son Rdbert.'parentS and parents-in-law drove Iowa Most Are Exempted veterans are exempt. . These include veterans with one years service in peacetime, or 90 days .service between Dec. 7, 194J, and V-J day, Sept. 2, 1945. No; sole .surviving son of families that lost sons or daughters in the armed forces will be taken. It is also possible for deferment to be had for married men, ;hosc with essential occupations, those in scientific or medical esearch.- High school students will, bo deferred -until graduation, or until they reach the age of 20, and 1 rolege students until tha end of he school year. OTrlt-Plan Plcrtll Riyerdate Rustlers met at Rathran Kjrsch, gat- 18,,, ij^e members r 8! . J,, call- Plan Auction At Poultry Show .'The first annual 4-H Poultry Achievement Show and sale will be" presented by the Kossuth County Poultry club, July 2 and 3, in the Bradley Bros. Implc- ment show room. Entry display viU consist of live and dressed ockerels. ; At-l p. pi. on the 3rd, an auc- ion,of the dressed birds will be taged in the show rooms, with he public invited. Charles Quinn,, Bancroft, will be the auc» ibneer. . Prizes to be awarded are as oUows; Grand prize, $15 by iradley Bros,, 1st prize, $10 by Swift & Co., 2nd prize, $7.50 by -qtton Hatchery, Lone Rock, 3rd rize, $5 by Nealy Hatchery, 5urt. and 4th prize, $2.50 by B, 4, Phelps, Titonka. All prizes re m merchandise, . Vander Wilt Service Saturday Funeral services for William fanderwilt who died at the Kos. Uth hospital Wedinesday were hjld Saturday at a rural Dutch church at Middieburg, and burial Sr?jjVM" e churchyard cemetery, J^iddjehurg is near Orange City, _f MJ>. YanderWiit was born Feb, Veterans Coming Messages have been received by four "families that the remains of war veterans arc chroutc home for burial. .':.-_ •• At LuVerne, .. two messages were received,-- Lt. Phil Arthur Lichty, son of .Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Lichty, is-pnd. . He was killed on Oct. 22, 1944.Vas.he was completing his last, flyinu--mission over his own base irv England.'• , Pvt. Orin/R., Ristau, son of Mr.' arid Mrs. H, D.'Ristau, is the oth- er/LuVcrne hqro. He is a son of Mr. and MrshH. D. Ristau, and died Feb. .1 Oj.-1945, in a prisoner- of-war camp.:*: Ho had been buried near Mo.t.$ France. Pfc. Thomas ,A.. Mun-ay's remains are arriving about June 28 on the west coast. He is a son of W. A. Murray'i'f-Bancroft. Pfc. Lyle E,'Fitch, son of Edw. L. Fitch ot Sexton, is the fourth veteran whosdromains arc arriving, also slated, to reach the west coast about June 28. Further details of services and burial await word of definite arrival, • i City to see him. That mornintj his .wife gave birth to twin daughters at the Kossuth hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 30, at 2 o'clock at the home in Algona and at 2:SO at the Presbyterian church. The Rev. L. Kingma of Lone Rock will officiate and he will be assisted by the Rev. Gilbert Kuy- Burial will be in. East Lawn per. Memorial gardens with military grave services in charge of the Algona and Burt Legion posts and former service men from Lone Rock. Mr. Jensen, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jensen, was born Aug. 28, 1926 near Lone Rock. He was graduated from the Lone Rock hi?h school, in 1943 and that fa,!! he^ enlisted in,the''Navy. He saw 2Vfe years of service, and overseas he was in the South ^\^ a ^^^WMp^;^.M^ ws$ discharged' i Ma^>PO<3i46t * * Marriage to Miss Jean Bates took place on June 16. 194'6.i The couple first lived at Lone Rock where Mr. Jensen farmed with his step-father Mr. Fred Drans- fcld. They moved to Algona in February. 1947 and Mr. Jensen was employed for a short time at Kent's Karage here. He returned to the Lone Rock farm in early spring when Mr. Dransfeld became ill and was unable to start the spring work. The couple remained there : until Dec.'T, 1947 when Mr. Dransfeld 'was again able to work. Since returning here the second time the couple have lived at No. Thorington street. Besides Mrs. Jensen and the twin girls Janice Dale and Joan Gail there is another daughter Joyce Kay. ( Survivors other than his immediate family arc his mother and Algona's city council adopted a resolution of necessity, Thursday evening, which may lead to laying of sanitary sov/or to approximately 62 Works of ground within the city limits. The area which would be served is rpugfhly north of McGregor St., and east of the Chicago & Northwestern tracks, all in the east and norihepsi part of Algona. Approximate cost of the entire sewer installation as outlined in a new city ordinance and resolu^ tion Of necessity, published • elsewhere in today's paper, would be $83,692, according to, the engineering firm which worked out the plans. Wellendorf Addition In addition to the portion in the eastern part of Algona, about two blocks of ground- 'now vacant, owned by Merle Wellendorf, and located on what would be Harriet St., just north of the fairgrounds, would also get sanitary sewer under the proposal. <' A public hearing of inter- ester property owners is set for 7:30 p. m., Thursday, July- 22, at which time the matter' will be agaifltakeri up by the council, and final action tak- * en. It was stated that any property owners desiring. to know what the assessment would run' f6r their .property\can find ? out > by,' inquiring at -*—•--«->•'"•' clerk. A co" 1 " 1 "*"' 1!i erty owners Livermpre Home Stricken & Polio . Wesley—Word was received here Friday that Louis, a son of Mr. .and Mrs, Matt Kellner o| Uvermore, had been taken to Des Moines for treatment. ol' polio. His throat was affected, step-father and one brother, Richard Jensen. Mrs. Jensen returned home from the hospital Monday. Presbyterians To A Youth Camp Harriet Brown and Mary McKim are delegates from the local Presbyterian youth group to the Presbvterian summer camp from Juno 28 to July 4. Mrs. Walter Kempley will teach classes on rhoosine a vocation. Rev. Gilbert Kuyper wijl have classes on national frontiers. Sleeping Sickness Strikes Woman Irvington-rSJerious concern is , . felt by the friends of Mrs Mau-' reconstruction of all waterworks rice Eddy, ^he former Hazel '" '^' *""~ Headley, oyep/.her- prolonged ill- Swea City Will v Vote On Bonding Swea City—Voters here will go to the polls, July 15, in a special election to determine whether or not bonds for $39,000 shall be issued to provide for extension and ' sickness. ness with , . Mrs, Eddy Sioux City -he,r parents, Mr, in a hospital at t9x J ^ vy not to in the town. Payment of the proposed bonds and interest would be made by a and at the , , , A TV Headley, former ',' w fi'W«»* l i are #*y d^rhome in Aurelia. . . — cared fop during his last long illness; -,.-a.granddaugbter Mary Van- &£Wrbothol ths «tf s, Four Rotations Give Life History P er annum - eght mills merit of (thc\hcW5se.'« miist berfile'd-.fn'wr] city clerk prior to 'meeting. ., . •>/, Many Vacant Lot's According to the information on .file at the city clerk's office, there are 51; property descriptions listed in the area which* would be served by the expand-; ed sewer jystem, and which- do not at present havc any sewer connections.- While much of the area is cant lots, there are also a n ber of .homes in the'district,,,,, of which use cither a septic tan system or still have the old-fash- , —- J type of auxiliary ' equipy: loned ment. In many cases, more than on lot is owned by the same person in this area, however. ' '" Included in the project would £? a ^t station to be located at-^ Elm and Main streets. This would v£ be required because of the topo-*' J graphy of the land, in the area, •$$ some of which cannot be served 'Kl by natural gravity drainage., ;-' '«¥ Need Pumping Station ' ' ^ Not all of the total cost , - - - * „__,-„ Mwhiv TTVM4V4, V, "',ti V 31 ^ byspecwl assessment/'ff.. ?" the basis of assessments asJi listed with the city clerk, the to*^ tal thus raised would be $7lV 393,82. Tho balance of $12,298 18" would come from the city's gent, °, ra i fu il dl This also does not in-' elude the cost of the pumping, station which would cost an estimated $9,000 and which would ? ' also be financed from general •• lunds. The proect would call for 88 manholes. Action of the pouncil is tho culmination of many weeks of" research and planning in the XL matter. City officials state that' they have been besieged for "a JWl^J^fi* 1 * 808 deroandin,' building by the Hip Broken In Fall On Sunday Mrs. Ida Minkler, 91, fell Sunday and broke her hip, as she was rising from a rocking chair, Th,e accident happened at the i,,™-. „•= i™ s( s f er .jn-j 9W) Mrs, gsdj theran Jho day , Harold fjutchms, were visiting in Cedar Rapids, She was taken to the where, by four jriemberg &*?;,$«* BHwnwfe 1 with sewer "cpnneptions. The tion taken,.Tbw?sd8y is the w 1 s a "fwer, -and the July 33. wil} be an Ollli, - j , j lew Pe'rm^s' Renewpd Also acted. -upon.*, gt the ' the

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