The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 13, 1948 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 13, 1948
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By Russ Waller » * * CUB Mlia us that ihe ages of man are school aspirin tablet and stone Dahl is wishing a bluejay that lives around his house would move to new quarters ... the bird lost two of its young when they fell out of a nest before they could fly , . , since that time the bird makes a practice of divine at every passerby <. . it pecked Joe Lowe three- times in one session, and at another time a follow carrying a certain' internal potion of firewater was attacked while Milt was on his porch ... the fellow turned to Milt nnd said "get your blankety-blank bird away from me." * * # The boys'say they won't play any more Bingo with Fred Kent Sr. He ran 'up a Bingo recently on only five numbers called . . . which brought a comment from Frank Clark of Titonka that he didn't quite believe that news story about a bridge party over in eastern Iowa, where every player was supposed to have discovered a/single suit in his own hand after the deal . .-.but the Kent story is true; there plenty qf - witnesses. *.«•*• , Scouts tell us that recently a local woman was "tremendously upset to find that in her hurried dressing she had putjier skirt on wrong-side out and didn't find the mistake until she was downtown. * * * Jim Sheridan of Bancroft has been a democrat for 60 years, and says he still _ is . . . and JaKe Freeh, an ex-Bancrofter, has been a republican for about the same length of time,-and still is. * * * , It was a case of Bill Barry, Jr. and yours truly as a bidder from v the Rotary club'competing to get the first prize box of dressed birds at the4-H,poultry show ... Bill got the birds, at $1.45 per pound, and said later that -if Hit Rotary, bidder had gone up just „, one ^moEia. nickel~$^rv£.would "have .had them" 1 ^--^•"' - ESTABLISHED , JOWA, TUESDAY, JULY f3," 1946 THREE SECTIONS—16 PAGES County Assessments Up 5MiIIio Move 5 Tons Rough Fish From Slough Were THERE'S 2.500 Ibs. of fish] in this picture—but they're all carp or buffalo, and they are part of some 10.000 Ibs. trapped and removed from lh«s federal Union Slough game refuge area last week by both federal and state officers. In the picture are Milfred Smith, federal game refuge manager, and Wendell Si- ftionson, state conservation 1 officer. The fish trapped and removed went to ihe rendering for disposal. Union Slough has the unique distinction of being the headwater of both the Blue Larth river, which flows ndrth to the Min- nesota rivor and Mississippi river, and also ,of Buffalo Creek which flows south into the pes Moines river, and thence to the Mississippi. It is possible td^divert the water in the slough 'area either way, and it is believed to be the only refuge area in the country where water can be made to almost "run uphill by manipulation of a dike arrangement. • 3 Removal of the carp and buffalo give the better game fish a chance for survival, and the removal process is carried out at regular intervals. (Algona Newspapers Foto). Yuntfeberg had • a gqpcl time as auctioneer,. . . it wasn't .safe to nod your head ... the Kiwanis club and Iowa State Bank were other successful bidders at the show . . . and we can say without fear of contradiction that the frys were good, raised by Barbara Quinn of Lone Rock. * * i* The question of .whether or not Henry H. Meyer, of LuVerne is or was: eligible in the primary race for sheriff -on the, republican ticket, poses an interesting angle . . . his nomination is being challenged by Hugh L. McEnroe, the defeated candidate , -.' McEnroe bases his claim On the fact that Meyer was living just across the street in LuVerne, AND in Humbolt county, at the time of the primary ballot .... . Meyer says he did live in. Kossuth, and had all his life, but"he lost his .house in LuVerne, then the only place he• could find to live was just across the line, in the LuVerne town limits, but across the county! line ... he says he will move back ffs I soon as he can find a house on this side of the line . . . in the meantime, jt looks like quite a question to decide, and one that seems to have no exact precedent. ^ » * * w * State patrolmen stopped onp car from which a firecracker had been thrown and got the explanation from papa that junior in the back seat was just a boy; etc. , , , the only catch is that papa threw the firecracker, # ' * *, -The Pes- Moines Krm that put up the naw city signboards had to send a crew back in to tear Racer Killed Before St. Paul Man Dies.In Last Race Of Day While, about 2-.000- spectators sat in stunned, momentary silence. Curtis Scheuble, 23, St. Paul,- Minn., was killed in an ac- qident on the Kossuth fairgrounds race -track, Sunday af- :ernoon, in the concluding race of the Hot Rod program. Scheuble met death as the cars were about to enter the last lap of the last race. The accident'happened almost directly in front of the grandstand. Scheuble's car waS in hii'd place. As the machines roared by the grandstand, the driver of the low-slung. No. 33 to pass Ed Larson, Minne- was ii Thinks Wheels Touched Scheublc toojc the outside of Another Crash Earlier In the second race of the afternoon, another accident occurred when a car driven by .Jack Stilwell of Minneapolis suffered a broken wheel. Stilwell managed to ride the machine through the inside line of fence posts and the back stretch, but it struck : a mower after a wild, careening* zig-zag. Stilwell was momentarily knocked out, but otherwise not Injured. Art Bailey, Albert Lea, driving another machine 'directly behind Stilwell', took the outside fence, near the horse barns, to avert' a crash. He was uninjured, although his machine look out part of the fence. n The racing events and tragedy was witnessed by one of the largest grandstand crowds in recent years. Coroner R, A. Evans said no the tracks. His left front' wheel, in Larson's betlef, probably touched the right rear of the latter's car. He said he felt a jolt just before the fatality, Scheuble's machine veered to the right! into the fence, then rolled over onto and across the track. Ralph Silvcrber-g, *n fourth position, drjving behindxScheuble, was unable to do anything but crash into Scheuble's overturned machine, i Ambulance attencants at the track said Scheuble received se- seems r , for having it set inside 1 the fence- line a certain distance . , , when the, sign 'got up, .south of Algona, it: was six feet out of l.ine and as a, result pretty well obscured an- sjgn of a local firni sitting nearby ... , the company had* the ' called to 'Us attention and quickly and cheerfully made the cnange, * » « . That ahpw 'Tpr| ApBche" was the first one we ever saw WHE,RE INDIANA WQN , , , but it was tQueh to ;t8pold, who jt to a five -*M«np*, of , Jwifoess wJM to the ambulance, The Hot Rod event was sponsored by the Algona Lions club. A Brother Collapses Racing officials sajd Scheubie tad been competing since the first of the season. , • He was driving \a • converted Ford V^8 and Mercury, combined into a speedy job that had won an ffli'Ueg- ra^ei , . He> lived at ,-'1377 Bngiewood 6t/,-8tP»Uk A brother .and sister -of the ardent viPtin> at the races, and nis brpther, also, driver but not competing in >hat race, collapsed for -shock. and was, , . inquest would be held. The body was taken to the McCulluogh Funeral Home,- and arrangements were made ,to take the remains to St, Paul, (or burial. Lotts Creek Cheese Day Lotts Creek will offer something new when it observes Cheese pay, Wednesday, July 14. • As • entertainment, a . doubleheader baseball game is offered. The first contest begins at 1)15 , p; m. and brings together .Lotts Creek and Whittempre, old rivals, At 3 p, m., Lpt)» Cr«ek tackles its second foe, St. Joe. The three teami are among the best amajeur teems in this section of Jh« state, and good games ero c$r)ain, During the games, t free Reseda}^. <?hee$» , and free Rosedale ice "«jeam will be distributed by -y the Rosedale, cheese factory. «f Lptts Creek. ek,, Lone Rock 4-H Makes Tour Of Club Projects An energotic group of rm;m- bcrs of the Lone Pock 4-H club held the annual 'club tour, Saturday, of club projects at various members'* farm homes. A picnic lunch at noon on the Lone Rock school grounds was also heldtmid-way in the tour. In the morning members' homes those rtf Gene projects and visited were and Delbcrt The LpjfeT&m , , ity iQvtt** ,ypu Jo, Cheese ' Ps ^ ....y^rSJL Picnic Is Posj^ned , The ppnimwni'tjfBfcDie at kon , BockJ .plaraie.d;fcf TftUftdayi July •* e t>«« !_«««.« ^i.«. j,.i—.—.—j».j until o Blanchard, Carol Ann Thprnnson, Madonna Doocy, Richard, Florence, Lola and Maryanne Meyers. Joe and Pat Lynch, Junior and 'Rita Hurlburt, Gordon, Bobby and- Donald Hutchinson. Dale Schrocder, and the B. M, Christenson farm, where a herd of Jos. Weidenhoff Plant Announces An Qpen House Public Invited To Visit, Tour On Friday, July 16 Algona's newest industrial (firm, Jos. Weidenhoff Inc., manufacturers of automotive and aviation testing equipment, will hold open house for the general .public, Friday, July 16, from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. Sponsored and -arranged cn- -tirely by Ihq firm, the event, "Weidenhoff Day", h designed to enable the 'public to view the manufacturing processes taking place at the plant. i. The former hemp plant, on /Highway-18, just east of Algona, taken over about a year, ago by the organization,'has been , re- .modeled and improved, and' for anyone who has not visited there since Weidenhoff took over, it will be an eye-opener. Special Bus Service For the convenience of the general public in Algona, special bus service will be maintained from the courthouse square ito the plant, all day Friday. There will be no charge for the bus ride— or for any of the special events being planned, for that matter. \ Every visitor will be served hot dogs, cooked by infra-red rays, in a specially designed oven manufactured for this occasion at the Weidenhoff plant. Another feature event, slated for 4 p. m., will be a Softball >ame at the new Knights 'of Co- .umbus ball park, located direct- .y across highway 18 from the Jblant. The Wedeinhoff team will 1play the'-Sargent & Co. team. The jfiold is being, „„ made vavailigjjta |TB«JUfin*tht>-courtesy- of'"the 'local 'Knights 6*f- £oHMbu9; - '* Founder To Be Here Mr. 'Joseph Weidenhoff, Chicago, 111., the original founder of the company, will be here in person, and at the plant for the occasion. Regular manufacturing processes will, be in progress duiing the vsnting period, so that people in this area can get a clearer idea of the type of work being done by the company, officials said. There is ample parking space on the plant grounds for those desiring to drive .their own cars there instead of taking the company- chartered bus* trip. Guides will conduct ' " tour. A special the event and carrying pictures oi each employe and plant offi- 1948 Figures Show New All-Time Prosperity High Assessed valuations of personal property and moneys and credits in Kossuth county in 1048, increased more than $5,000,000 over similar assessments for 1947. There was comparatively little change in the real estate assessments, although an increase of about $200,000. Figuiys and statistics on assessed valuations for the county were rdc available this week by John Bcstcnlchncr, deputy county as- Real Estate Up Some A comparison of the assessments for the two years follows- Real estate Bsscsstrtcnt, 1947, $35,100,525; 1948, $35,304935 ' ir-i < !i99 Property and merchandise, 1947, $4,396,098- ' 1948, Figures for the county on nonoys and credits not including bank stock with 1947 and 1948 compared, arc as follows: Visitors on the plant section announcing Townships Buffalo __.$ Burt resco Eagle Tenton 3arficld Gerrrian rant reenwood . iarrison iebron ivington ... ..edyard __1 jincoln jotts Creek LuVerne .. Plum Creek ,im rtli Portland-..'Prairie Ramsey _^_ Riverdale __ Seneta 'Sherman Springfield.. Swea Union ' Wesley .... Whittemore. 1947 65.550 $ 58,<?77 52,206 27,600 58,405 12,600 104,242 20,500 28,700 44,100 26.000 48,000 22,500 60,592 .11,400 133,859 33,630 '9,500 53,150 26,200 59,500 11,890 . 76,700 '36,420 53,519 80,056 144,330 22,000 Algona .._.. Bancroft -'.. Burt ____ ... Fenton ____' Lakota. ____ Ledyard ___ ___ Lone Rock , Cities-Towns 1948 201.226 137,088 90,815 31,350 116,768 217,828 203,643 62,932 74,125 .91,902 104,450 201,924 96,550 130,285 75,033 196,033 116,883 61,890 83,880 50,750 124,700 68,450 64,455 . 61,650 87,233 149,843 245,326 63,350 696,806 156,145 62,579 102,236 70,300 69,874 60,391 1,384,561 254,111 192,428 183,554 147,015 135,972 64,501 --•100, :~ 1947, in Moneys and credits, $3.143,389 1948, $6,463,454. There was also an increase ... bank stock and building and loan shares, assessable. New All-Time High Kossuth county's personal wealth has thus zoomed to an all- time high. This is the firsf assessment made under the new state county assessor law, and many, interesting figures are revealed in the statistics compiled. There were 5,180 horses in the county in 1947, but gnly 4,491 in 1948. / Kossuth farmers were feedin" 6,760 cattel in 1947, but are feeding only 5,207 cattle in 1948. ' In 1947 there were 6,267'heif- ers, one year old. In 1948 there are only 5.500 heifers that age. In 1947 there were 3,276 heifers two years old, and in 1948 there are 2,020. There are Rites Monday For Melzar H. Falkenhainer, 4 Services Held At Home For Prominent Resident There are. fewer dairy cows in ver sty o Iowa for four years, the county. The 1947 figure was graduating there m 1922. He was Funeral services for Falkenhainer, 48, were held here Monday afternoon from the Falkcnhaincr homo, nt 2:30 o'clock, with burial in Rivcrview cemetery, Rev. O. W. Brand officiated at the service, attended by imme- • diatc members of the family and a few close friends of Mr. Falk- enhainer. Pallbearers were H. M. Smith. L. E. Linnan, John Bicser, Fred. Kent Sr., Harold Gilrhorc - aniT Won French. The Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements/ Born in Tilonka.'n.'" •;'*". Mr. Falkenhainer was 1 born July 25, 1899, at Titonka,"ar son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Falkenhainer/ The family moved to Algona, and Mel graduated from Algona high/ school in the class of 1917. He 1 '" attended Grinnell college for one v year, and then attended the Uni- , versity of Iowa for four years, ' Wesley •_:_./. Whittemore 1 •119,531 134.74 1 ? ' 29,000 305,415 185,282 93,198 Suggest A County Women's Chorus Kossuth count^'club women a asked to are the names of those - cial, will be found elsewhere in todays paper. Vincent Karsten Funeral Today Swea-City— The body of Vincent Karsten, killed in, New Ouinca on the first anniversary . .-- - -__ - of Pearl Harbor day, was expect- pnze Herefords were exhibited.' c d to arrive home Monday July Following lunch and a baseball 12, according to word received when he-died'vof-convulsions terestina'comparisoM"' game, stops were made at the Saturday by his parents, Mr. and caused by internal trouble, ag- tompai wons. following places: Fritz New- Mrs. John Karsten. gravated byUhe heat brough. Kenneth Thompson, I Vincent's death was the first ' ; " '" interested, in 'each-club, to Mrs. W. B. Officer ; of Burt with regard to .the organization -.of a county chorus of plub wojnehi t Mrs. E. .Ll; Meyer, of LuVerne has volunteered, to direct .such a group if there'is enough interest. With over;«3Q.clubs' in the district, Mrs. Officer says she thinks an excellent chorus can be formed. She hoped that .each club could furnish al-]cas,t one soprano, one second soprano and one alto. The music .selected should be ordered by each individual group, but Mrs. Officer.has a list of the five numbers-dps!red for the entire county'chorus. '; Death Whiltemprer^rUchard Lee Jorgens, 14 months pjd son 'of Mr. and Mrs, George Jorgens, died „. „„ - figure was 21,268 and thex 1948 figure shows 20,258. Bulls Hold Their Own Bulls almost held their, own. The 1947 figure was 1,530 and the 1948 total is 1,399. « Year-old steers totaled 3,067 in 1947 and 3,183 in 1948, for a small gain. Two' year-old steers totaled 323 last year and 447 in 1948. •-The swine population was 3,586 in 1947 and 3.365 in 1948. sh^ep in tjie '' • " . - , 1948.- , The figures on swine and sheep 'are only for- "those, nine months old or more, as of Jan. 1. There is one puzzle that breeding experts might be able to explain, however. Only one goat was listed in the county in 1947, but in' 1948 there are 19 goats. Farm machinery increased in valuation from 1,220,961 in 1947 to. $1,553,254 in 1948. . Merchandise and store fixtures ncreased in valuation from 5990,093 in 1947 to $1,584,501 in .948. ' Soldiers Exemption Soldiers exemptions in real estate increased from $285,778 in 1947 to $341,799 in 1948. The personal property exemption for veterans increased from $182,981 in 1947 - to $250,905 in '- 1948. The moneys and credits exemption increased from $20,was explained that the per- enrolled in the naval R. O. T. C. during his years at the university. He is survived by his widow, the former Marie Wehler; and two children by a previous mar- - nage. Talker, who,is attending the University of Iowa pharmacy school, and Diane, who has b'een attending a girl's school in,' Missouri. The children have been making their home-in Red "" Other ralativcs af'the'^er included Mr, A and Mrs. ^Harold Falkpnhai " ~- ' ' Herman i.« 7 BenvSofensen ana; It onal property increase is,due to ncreased livestock valuations cs- ablished by the state board of sssessment and review, which brings livestock valuations up all over Iowa. { Elsewhere on this page will be ound a complete comparison by towns and townships of the mon- here last Thursday' morning. He'eys and credits change from 1947 had /been, ; }U only a few hours to 1948, and it contains some in- , Mitchell. Donald Myers, among service men who enlisted Joe Ella, Dean Culbertson,' Clifford and, Berdabelle Behrends, Patsv Mai-low,, and Cletus and Barbara Quinn, Judges of the various 4-H exhibits were A. L. Brown, county extension director, Conwell Johnson, new county 4-H boys leader, Angus Cotton and P. M. Christenson of Lone Rock, and Harry Yungeberg of Algona. New Officers Of Rotary Installed The Rotary clu.1? program yesterday consisted of introduction by retiring president Joe Lynch of A- L.. Brown as pew president for the year beginning j w i y j and introduction i?.Yv President Brown pf the other- officers ami the directors,. \ , T . Glenjj _Buchanan~ is ', tfc£ new yiceTpresidentl, Mf?l Miner, new secretary; $1$' Jo^n. Ferguson, n f-w treasurer, Other directors other than,-tj«j officers are Mr. f " " ^ .',""* •••fc-*» TV 41\S 1-tlilOLUU from Bancroft, and his is the first S? T ? tar ° n th « service flag in fc>t, Johns Catholic parish. Mr and Mrs, Karsten, who now reside in Swea City, Jived in Greenwood township at the time of their son's enlistment. ' The _ body was to arrive at Burt via Northwgstprn train and will lie in state here until Tuesday, July 13, when funeral services will be held at 9;3Q at St h^- n f fywch, Bancroft. Final burial wjll l?e made in the Catholic cemetery. Vincent enlisted on Jan, 3. 1942. He was 28 years °W. v j A brother, John, now in fffi c SSLf? u b . e N discharged from Sailing To Sweden Mr. and Mrs. Carl Starquist of Wesley ;ar» sailing from New York July 16 on the Gripsholm' for Oothenburg, Sweden, where th,ey will visit relatives until November, They will also visit Norway and Denmark before their return, • Pitchfork Puncture Swea City—Si'x-year-old Karen Ramsey, daughter 'of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Ramsey of the state line neighborhood, had her cheek punctured by a pitchfork tine recently when she jumped from a Wagon and the fork struck her. She suffered a deep wound near the jawline, but is making factory recovery,' Wew National Guard Men Mrs. Arlo,Addms of Des Monies, r> " close friends. Robert -W- ^arvey, Missouri Valley, president' of the Druggists' Mutual,-A. C. Philipp-of Manchester, la., and .A. E'. \ Thomas of D«s Moines wdi-e alsd'" present, all company officials, as well as six middle-state field men " of the company. ., Suffered 111 Health.' , ; Death occurred early Friday .' morning. Mr. Falkenhainer had ' been in ill health for some time. , Mr. and Mrs. Falkenhainer re- 1 cently returned from a trip to , California,-and he "had returned apparently somewhat improved. Apparently despondent because v of ,his health, he "took his own ' life. i Since 1933, when his father died, Mr. Falkenhainer had been - 1 secretary of the Druggists' Mutual Insurance Co. here. During his years as secretary, the firm continued to grow and to establish and maintain itself as one t' of the outstanding organizations ' of its type in the nation. Mel maintained an active interest in cjyic affairs and com- " munjty events. 'He headed sey r - eral Red Qrdss drivos-during the. recent war years, He was active^: in efforts to procure a new air- , port here, and was himself a'll- - c f\ s , ed pilot, He was chairman of the first county U. S. O. drive' here, / Mr. Falkenhainer was a mem- ' > !l ' °f the. Algona Rotary club, 0 Masonic lodge and Shrincrs, a director of the Iowa State of Algona and the Bruce " St, Paul, „.,. r , . -—gc years he affiliated with Alpha Sigma He was a u 0 a charter member and actively worked In the K suth Conservation League, an ganization i^, whose. pWReges St swat 'and continued int Pub ? the army, had not yet (Saturday) f8 « e ffort to no- funeral on Tuest addition children. 9- N., daughter Lawrence Win* ^klng AQW chance to see she left Cit

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