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tfI Koftsiiili County NEWS GASOLINE THAT IGNITED his titothiflg^esulted In Serious burns t» tit ; Raymond Dacken, Saturday mofhtng, Daeken was filling his trdctor with gas, some ran over ahd spilled on his clothes, and oth- e'f gas ignited fro mthe exhaust fcjlipe. Billy, 12-year-old soh, was partially instrumental in saving Mis father's life. The elder Dacken began to run, atf the same time throwing off his flaming jacket. The boy ran after his father, threw him to the ground,. and the flames were extinguished, The son wrap- feed his father In a sheet found in the family pickup, '.which refused to start in the emergency, then tan to the house for' help. The mishap occurred a mile and a half from .Ltvermore, where, the Dack- eltis were plowing preparatory to moving there nekt year. They now. live 2% miles south of Sexton. Mr. Dacken is in the Kossuth hospital suffering from Second and third degree burns to his right leg, -face, heck, arms and lower -Back. / ••>:! •:.;•' • ,*';'* * " ' -; 'A $25 .FINE FOR'lewdneSS was Assessed by Mayor Frank Kohlhaas, as result of a charge filed against a prisoner of war soldier Slid a ydung woman in his company who are alleged to have been taking a sun bath north and west o'£ the Milwaukee right of way at Hall St. A Neighbor within peek- Ing distance reported 'the" incident, ,*JBhff*Sun.bath concerned an entire absence 6f clothing. The woman, sa}d to b'e wife of a service man, was lined.' The soldier wtfs turned over to, camp* authorities here lor military- action of a disciplinary nature; The sUn bathing occurred last Wednesday, the court case Thursday. AND MKS AAttON TAY- 1865 ba,,.,,Wii ALQONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1945 Rites Foi^Harry N. Moore, Pioneer Druggist, Sunday Hurt Youth lit Mortar Unit That Win* A Citation 1 »;*•'.' > f f^ .>ir* . LQtf/Burt twp., .are temporarily. lining in No. 3 Hurt twp. school. Their 8-rOom farm home was destroyed Aug. 31 by lire. They intend to 'rebuild as soon as possible. **" 1* t ^ I ONLY 84 RURAL schools are now 'operating in Kossuth cpunty, as>compared with 135, five, years ago. Lack of teachers and lack of ptiblis in some instances, is the chief cause of the decline, Supt. A.IE. Laurltzen states. ; * * * A DIVORCE ACTION was brought in District Court by Elizabeth Schneider, against Henry Schneider, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple mflrried in 1927. They have -one 1 sonYi Charles. ^ ^ ^ MRS. NELLIE. .McMAHON, mother ol F. L. (Roy) and E. C. McMahon, -died Monday at her home here, as the result ol a heart ailment., Funeral services were to be?held this morning (Thursday) at" 5 the' -.Emmetsburg Catholic -church. Mrs. McMahon was born "- J * • Masonic Graveside Service For Early Resident Who Passed Away Sept. 5 San Antonio. At ahon diSrsome years" ago. A brother, P.'J.'Moran, Chicago,-survives. In recent years she made her home with her son, Boy, who is assistant-cashier of the ,Iowa State Bank:here.! E. C. McMahon, .the other 'sprij is a well known Algona - -attorney. '.'•,;. :; . ',- • •^;.-_ ; '.•'•• '/.. '" LT\ TED . CHRISCHILLES, tJSNIt Jias, notified his folks, Mr. and Mrs. Thep. Chrischilles, that he- is on his way home from the •west coast after receiving .a dis- charge'from the^Navy. HARRIET SCEAM, daughter of Supervisor and Mrs. Wm. Schram of'tfitonka, became the bride of S-Sgt; Herman Schutter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bonno • Schutter, Sep,'t. 4, in the Titonka Methodist church.. The groom arrived home from overseas Aug. 30 on a 30-day furlough, t ^ MEMORIAL RITES were held '"Monday 'morning at Wesley for 2nd Lt. Julius Kunz Jr., killed 'April 9 in action with .the air corps in Italy. Military rites were conducted by Ensign Gerald Studer, Alvin Loebig and Vincent Kleinpeter, color bearers, and Walter West, Julius Matern, Itto Wolf, Leroy Ricke. Francis Hanig, Donald Kraus, Zeno Neuroth and Louis Kutschara. Billy Koppen blew taps. Lawrence Youngwirth, Wesley American Legion post commander, presented the American flag to Mrs. Runs, mother of the fiver. Two sisters. June Adele and Mary Adine, also survive. When Mr. and Mrs..Guy C. Gld- .dings of Burt received; a letter from their son Pfc. Rodney Giddings, with an opening sentence to the effect that he was pretty happy and.has. three reasons to be so, they soon found out why. - 1. His unit/the 99th chemical mortar battalion, had received an other honotf this time a presidential citation., 2. He liked Camp Chaffee, Ark., where his iUnit was returned from 26 months in the European theatre and 150 combat days. 3. He soon expects to be out of the army and home. Rodney, who is pictured above, expected that his release would take some 30 or 40 days, however; In the earlier days of the war, Rodney was with the 604th Coast Artillery Regiment, and then helped to form the 99th mortar battalion. The outfit landed' in North Africa in May, 194 LIGHT TEAM OF BULLDOGS OPENS SEASON FRIDAY , about, thet.,' team w,v •sa'icTCda'chtGene'Hertz "ofrthe A1-* The remains of Harry N. Moore, Who died at his home in San Antonio, Texas, last week Wednesday, were brought to Algona, arriving Sunday mornin|. Mrs. Moore and their son Capt. Stanley Moore with his bride of a lew months accompanied the body* - Funeral services conducted at the McCullough funeral home, with Rev. Clyde of the Congregational church Jn charge, were held Sunday afternoon and burial was made in -Riverview cemetery, the Algona Masonic lodge having charge of the services at the grave. , The pallbearers were W. E. McDonald, C. B. Murtagh, Leighton Misbach, Herman Hauberg, L .C, Hanson and R. S. Blossom. Harry was- born in Bulllonville, Nevada, Oct, 30, 1876. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Moore. Both of his parents died while Harry was still a baby, artd he was .Adopted by Dr. and Mrs. L. A. Sheetz of Algona. Mrs. Sheetz be- 'ing a Sister of Harry's mother. ; Algona High Graduate He grew to manhood in Algona ahd graduated .from' the Algona high school and latter attended the University, of Minnesota, and for: a- time attended; the U. S. Navdl Academy at Annapolis. On the death of his uncle, Dr. Sheetz, he took over the management of the Sheetz drug store. He was married to Miss Margaret. .Haggard, Aug. 30, 1899, and a few years later he and Mrs. Moore located in San Antonio, Texas, where Harry, established a wholesale sporting goods store, which he conducted for many years; finally retiring from business a few years ago. Before illness 'overtook him he was genial and well liked by all, and still has many old friends in Algona. His particular hobby was •hunting and he had, .killed big game 'in the Olympia mountains in Washington state and in Canada.' He was rated one of the best trap shooters in the country and had a reputation as a duck hunter. Loved All Sports He loved the out" doors and all sports. His locating in Texas was 1 partly on account of the excellent hunting in the'foothills and on the gulf coast. He was ; a cmember of the Rockport sporting club, established by wealthy sportsmen 'from- the 'east on the gulf coast, .Where.} many4»-nationally .knowii — ?1 ' enjoy; 1 ' JAP KAMIKAZE MISSED ALGONA • BOYBYAFOOt Nearly Sheared Bridge Off Ship, Says Arcten Who Manned A 2<J Mm Machine Gun. '0 Arden Orton, son of Mr, ancl Mrs. Clark Orton, a veteran of- 2.% years of sea duty in the. NfiVy. Serving on armed merchant, .Shd transport vessels, ' was •. a"" gfiffst speaker, Monday noon, at the Rb- tary club here. . • . 'r "The closest I came to deal* and the worst fear I ever have hid in my life," said Orton, "was;several months ago when a Jap Kamikaze plane headed for our ship, which was lying at anchor, 'afid only missed us by a foot by"swerving through the space between the mizzenmast and the flying bridge, and one wing tip -missed the -20 mm. gun tub I was in by about? a foot." Ten Pages Farm Accidents, Auto Crash Injure Four Men, Soldier, Girl It sounded like a pretty, goria Bulldog football-team, oh the eve of the'squad's first 1945 conflict, to take place at Lake Mills, Friday night. , -• , • Coach Hertz' honest statement can. be well -understood when the starting lineup for .the ; :opening game shows that only : four men of the first eleven weigh 160 Ibs. or over. '•' : ' '•'...) • : •'-:..• Starting lineup as announced .Wednesday follows: Pos. LE LT LG C RG RT RE QB LH RH FB Name Cr'apser Niphols ' Shipler Carney Bowner OlsonT Butts Stevenson Skilling Waldron or Young, eaph Kuhti .Weight 170 155 " 135 160 145 140 170 140 135 140 160 Lake"; Mills lost only one game last season, that to Forest City. However they have^only seven lettermen back, so may not be quite so strong. , r , \ • Cpach -Hertz stated that in addition to his starters he expected Wm. and Willis Marshall, guards, Allen; fullback, Kern, center, and Johnson, tackle to see plenty of action. He will take a squad, of about 40 to Lake Mills: rs. Moore, who 'is a sister of Will and Melzar Haggard and Mrs, Al Falkenhainer of;. Algona, - has for many years' been a teacher in the San Antonio city schools, and is expecting to return-to San Antonio today to resume her position in the schools. The-son, Stanley has, for the past few 'years been a flying instructor at Perrin Field, Sherman, .Texas. He married Miss Madge Leon, of Dallas, Texas, last January and he and his wife are returning to Texas with Mrs. Moore today. ; , .','tight squeeze, Rotarians agreed. ,Dr. F. C. Scanlan, program chairman, Introduced Orton. who has been serving as a signalman attached to the Navy's armed guard, • jf . The young man left Tuesday »r DeS:.Moines, where he expected negotiations to get underway wjth the Navy about being released.ps he has enough piints to do so. *• LEONARD SCHIPULL HELPED FLUSH JAPS .• A relaxing party ashore fbr members of the-crew of the-y.'S. S. Weehawken, of which Leonard Fred Sehipull, East Linden St., Algona, is a member, turned into;-a first class Jap-hunting/affair recently on a captured Pacific is^ land, a Navy news release revealed' yesterday. ) Schiipull, fireman first class, and his. mates found 10 Japs among the seashells. The crew had just sampled their precious rations ,of state side' beer when they heard yells of a wandering shell pickar who had spotted a Jap in one '<5f several caves along the shore. Th]e ship's crew left beer and- relaxation arid staged a man hunt. After a few shots 10 Japs surrendered. Word comes from the Navy about Robert W. Neville, seaman first.class, Algona, to the effect that he is a crew member of a destroyer in the Pacific which, has taken part in nine sea strikes T RICHARD LUND IN $11,000 Land Deal In Irvington Area '' Irvtogton: A land deal was completed the past week with the purchase by Liren Larson of the 50- agre 'farm of Mrs. Fred Shipley, Tne place is also known as the Tc.ll nv.»i,,.«^ pi ac e or "Billy 11 state the purchase price Ben Ward farm. have lived on ttuj vtew > about two yefffs gna during their 9tsy rented gut the farm hind, At present tneir tsne Bonnstetter Tells Of Summer Work In Osceola Hospital Speaking before Sorptimist Club Wednesday - noon, Antoinette Bonnstetter, public school nurse, and member of ihe club, told of her experieces during the summer at Harken hospital, Osceola, where she went to help relieve the nurse shortage, which has become acute throughout the country, Miss Bonnstetter served 'as day supervisor- and night supervisor while the regular nurses took the}r vacations, and also did general duty, ,_ T hospital is owned, 'by pr, Harden, >vho to addition to being repognwed nationally as a doqjor and , to medicaj BURT WOMAN IN ACCIDENT, PASSES; BURIAL SATURDAY Burt: Mrs. Carrie Ackerman, 73, injured in an auto crash late last Thursday afternoon,- died Tuesday at the : Kossuth hospital where she was being treated for injuries receivedain the crash. ? She had suffered a dislocated shoulder, broken'ribs and body bruises. , Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p. m. at the Methodist, church, l^urt, with Rev. Kitterman, Good Hope, officiating. Burial will be at Burt. 'Surviving Mrs, Aokerman .are five .children: Esther, Mrs. Frank' Flaig, Lone Rock; Estel, Ventura; Earl,and Robert of Burtj Lilian,Mrs. C. W. Heerdt, of Algona; and Hirajn. pf Lone Rock. Five brothers and two sisters also'survive; Elmer and John Seifert, Moweaqua, 111.; Ray of Nokomis, 111,; Louis, Farmer City, 111.; Ed, Deloit. Mich,; Mrs. Alma Summers, Shelbyville, Ky,: and Mrs. Anna Fleirhaar, Louisville, Ky. Mrs, Ackerman was born Caroline Seifert, Feb, 10, 1872, at ~ PETIT JURY LIST PICKED FOR NEW TERM OF COURT Divorce Action Filed In Which Husband Charges Algona Wife With Desertion Of Home. Selection- of the petit jury for the September term of district court .which opens the 24th in Kossuth county was announced Wednesday by Helen White, clerk of the district court. , ' One divorce action was filed in court this week, in which Cecil DeWayne Black asks a, divorce froni Mabel' Black. The couple" were, wed Nov. 19, 1928, and lived together until August, 1936; They have three children. The plaintiff charged his wife with desertion. One marriage license wasjssuer) to Irven B&chen and ..Caroline Thill, Sept. 10. -..-'••• ; Petit Jury List The list of petit jurors, who have'been ordered to repbrt on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 9 a. m., follow: Algona—i-M. A. Burtis, Frances Hudson,. Nell McCall, Sadie A. Mawdsley, Edward Ostrum, Myra M. Ostrum, Joe Ricker, Olive-Reid and'-Loren J. White. ..liUVerne—Mrs. John Bockes. Lorie -Rock—John. Cordesi Wnu Dodds-Sr., Lo'yfl-Hytchinson, Arthur Luedtke. ••: •':..:""*•'•*•••.^.,. Wesley—Andrew :Gollner, tilttra- Ha'yerly and Ruth Schr'auth. , : Bancrofters Called , Bancroft — Florian ; .Hellman, Mary Sheridan. • - ' ."-•;-.•• .FeittOn^Roy Hartshorn, Tresea KraUse,.'Emil Schumaker. JBode^rMark Insko. . x ,":;.i : : Bfurt$j£r Ellen Jacobspn, Henry Stroebel ,'and J. R. Thompson. ; SweWCity^-Harold Krantz, W. F. Lelahd, L. O. McNeill. Arinstrong^-Grace Kennedy. Lakjta—Ed Meyer. Titb'hka—Ernest' Peterson. WJfittemore—T. R. Pickard. 'Bpfalo Center—Wm. Rhode. Corwith—Wilbur Studer. - 'n-srJE War Buddies Meet First Time Since 1899; One Is Cousin Of Abraham Lincoln of written this office a, iefte/ftelUiig of the conditions in the*Ph"ilipipInes^ where he is now stationed. He writes: "The typhoons haven't hit here as yet, but the buildings.'are being latched down in readiness for them. We- still aren't permitted to mention the type of patients that we have. I'm working in a dermatology ward. If you know anything about this area, you know that' skin afflictions are quite prevalent. 'Practically everyone;' including myself, has some sort of skin affliction, if it's only prickly heat, VI'haven't met anyone from Algona lately. I met a Chief Schweppe from a C;B', unit when I first arrived. When I was on temporary duty with; Acorn 30, I saw Wayne Godden. ./•'•"' "The natives are very good bar-: gainers. When we first arrived, they were hard up for clothes. It wasn't uncommon to see a group of women wearing white dresses,; ex-matresse covers, or a green mesh—mosquito nets. Now, color has been added. The fellows sent home.and had dresses sent out, Needless to say, some of our fellows are good bargainers, too." EIGHT JUSTIOE'COURT^ "* CASES HELD HERE, Justice Delia Welter heard six cases, all involving overloading of trucks on the basis of licenses carried, this past week. State high- A reunion of four Spanish-American war veterans, who met each other lor the lirst time since they were mustered out in 1899, took place recently in Algona, at the home ol Ernst Thiel. And it also brought to Algona Arthur Lincoln ol Chicago, a second cousin ol former president Abraham Lincoln, and one of the few descendants of that illustrious American. In the above picture, left to right, are Joe Bestenlehner, Mr. Lincoln, Bill Gilbride and George Spongberg, four survivors of Co. F, which left Algona with 76 men for the Spanish War. Lincoln joined the company in Des Moines. Mr. Lincoln's father was General Rush Lincoln of Ames. Needless to say, the four men had a congenial time renewing their friendship and talking over old times. KEY. WEINHOLD BN0 PASTOR ATWHIHEMORE > Members of St. Paul's Lutheran congregation,. Whittemore, participated in the installation of a new minister Sunday, the Rev. Paul Weliinlhold, formerly ojf Bnyder,, Nebr. , ' ^ Rev.--Weinhold:. was born Jan. 11, 1893 at Frohria, Mo., a decend- ant of the Saxon immigrants who were the, founders of the Missouri f Synod. He received his elementary way commission filed the charges. representatives sine?, Is 'also known fo.r Ws Angus cattle and Belgian Jwses. "The dogta? has a son who }s fast * aa 8 heart surgeon, He practiced in IOJ|QQ man Ridge, Indj She lived there until her marriage to Claud Aok^ ewnan. N°v, 21, ispo, when the coupje moved to -Rome, Ind, In 1918 they'mpved to the Burt vl- 'cinity where they have since lived. Mr. Aekewnan died to 1929 and his wjdow farmed pie Apkerman place until 4939 vhen she retired from the, farm and has sines lived ^Jth her several phildren,: <t • . John Spencer's Making Collection Of Foreign Money Children Send Home With three sons, a daughter, and a son-in-law in the service, C. W. Patterson; -who moved to Algona from Burt last spring, has found it easy to start a collection of foreign money. He has a rather extensive collection of both coins and bills from the Pacific and the ETO, and has had a glass topped table prepared for their display later on. One son, Ensign Gardner Patterson, in Bulgaria at present, has been able to contribute particular-* jy interesting toformatiin with the money he has sent home. Gardner is on loan to the U. S, Treasury Department and has 'been in many European countries. The youngest son, Pfc, Russell, is home on a 30-day furlough from ' J Tia/He reporfs to FJ, j^on» Wood Octber 9, BusseU was • for duty with the 3rd Army Y-P day made the, assign, ^i and was. »Jow ^«m thf rJ. Richard E. Crouch, Burt; Chris Wegner, Belmond; Alfred Ditsworth, Bancroft; Everett Householder, Lone Rock; Carl Reid, Whittemore; and Delbert Fbs- naugh, Algona, were all given suspended sentences upon purchase of proper licenses. Before Justice Jack Johnston, Fred W. Schoby, Jr. of 'Algona, was fined $5 and costs on a cahrge of improper passing on a highway. L. W. -Dickinson, highway 'patrolman, filed the charge. • • Eugene W. Wagner, Cylinder, Was fined $2 and costs for having improper lights on his car, also before Justice Johnston, Wednesday morning; FROST SCARE IS A FALSE ALARM Kossuth farmers frost, Wednesday who feared night, were A*U0b| «f ^w»**..iaw.t»^ *ji^«»Bj ii **• — gladdened to find that Wednesday night's temperature never got be- loW 50 degrees. Another week or two of non-frosting weather, and some warm days, will be worth thousands of dollars to the Kos suth corn crop. The week's weather as recorded by Weatherman Harry Nolte; Date High Thursday, 6th -91 Friday, 7th 90 Saturday, 8th 79 Sunday, 9th 85 Monday, 10th 65 Tuesday, 11th , 68 Wednesday, 12th 67 Low 66 64 62 56 45 50 48 Soil temperature was 79.7, second highest for the year, German P-O-W Dies At A Branch Camp George Dickan, a sergeant to the German luftwaffe, died Monday of a brain hemrorage at the Storm • " branch camp for prisoners •place. •-' " ' - - "? ~ He atended Concordia College at Fort Wayne, Ind.; from which institution he was graduated in 1913, After finishing his theolgical course at Concordia Seminary at St. Louis, in 1916, he accepted a call to the congregation at Newell, S. D., and after serving a pastorate ait Gregory, S. D., he went. to Snyder, Nebr., where he served that congregation for over 17 years. The Rev. and Mrs. Weinhold and their family, -Miss Mary Weinhold who is employed in St. Louis, Ruth who has just graduated from nurse's training in St. Louis, David, who is a senior in the high school here, and Jeanne who is in ••the 7th grade in school, arrived here last week Wednesday. Robert who is a petty officer 1-c in the Navy was not home at this happy event. Sunday Sept. 16, St. Paul's Lutheran congregation will celebrate its 60th anniversary. At 8:30 a. m. the Rev. Hinrich of Mallard, will deliver the. German sermon, at 10:00 the Rev. Erwin Vaudt, Benson, Minn., will preach in the English language. In the afternoon at 3:00 first president Rev. T. Hoeman, Adair, Iowa, will deliver an English sermon. A pot luck lunch will be served by the ladies of the congregation at noon. Raymond Dacken Dies As Result Of Farm Burns Raymond Dacken, badly burned Saturday in a gasoline tractor explosion that ~ ignited his clothes, died Thurs, day morning.. It was believed Wednesday that he had passed the crisis and would re. cover, but he suffered a relapse and death came this morning. No funeral.arrange- ,_,__<, „ , ,.._.K_, Wife Saves Husband After Clothing Catches fire; Girl Found Unconscious On Wayside Road. Seneca: Mike Kennedy, well i knwn farmer living north of Seneca, narrowly escaped fatal Injuries and still suffered serious ones last > Friday morning, when his clothing caught fire while he was working with a tractor. '< Mr. Kennedy had filled his trac- ' tor with gasoline and while so doing, spilled some on his clothing. He proceeded to start the tractor " and thought nothing of the spilled gasoline. The tractor, however, flooded. In endeavoring to restart the machine, Mike removed a * spark plug to test it and then again tried to start the tractor. At this moment the machine started, but a spark flew out and I set the Seneca man's clothing afire. •._ MJTS. Kennedy, who was for- *'"' innately standing riearby, " rushed to her husband's rescue, and helped him smother the flames, and also tore the burn- '.' ing clothes from .his body. Mr. Kennedy is suffering from ' shoqk and burns and had been con- * fined to his bed for several days. , Mrs. Kennedy suffered -no serious injuries despite the heroic, and dangerous assistance she gave her husband hi the emergency. TRACTOR ROLLS OVER; FARMER'S ARM BROKEN LuVerne: LeRoy Hanselman, a - larmer living south of LuVerne, had the misfortune to break his' arm while driving his tractor home ' from town last Saturday. In some manner the tractor tipped over, > the broken arm resulting. ' "* GD1L PARALYZED AFTER FALL FROM HORSE- *' Ledyard: Veronica Hotterman, •< youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ) Wm. Rotterman is paralyzed from ?• the hips down, and suffered sever- £ al displaced-vertebrae, as the re- i suit of an accident'last Saturday. •£ A neighbor, driving- along tha i", road near the Roterman home, saw 4. the girl's horse standing near the 2 •highway. , i Upon > investigating he\j\ found Veronica, lying ne ' " 'a ,•^1 nearby,. if*, a. t..r/f! WM. MILLER OF LUVERNE RITES HELD ON MONDAY *LuVerne: Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the home for William Miller who passed away at his home Friday, September 7th. -The Rev.'Paul Beckman, pastor of the Evangelical church, officiated at the services. William Frederick Miller was of t Services were held at fte m - Wednesday, with a master sergeant of the •chjspjato corps off was to the Ifcp»i The, deceased wl> feorn. to t)ier e ' •* has since "•V* Expected In U, 3* At ugh' she W1S 8 aen»w, He to tof p&gp war, to closing-was. "I Algona Boy, Once P-O-W, Goes Back To Duty In Army Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Combs drove to Des Moines Sunday and took their son Gene who was to entrain there for Camp Crowder, Mo, He was at one. time a prisoner of war and had come home for a 60 day furlough. He will receive orders for further assignment at Camp Crowder. Their son Roger was discharged from service to August. 'He was in the air corps and was to the European area, He has recently been in Minneapolis and plans to attend school though as yet he has not decided where he wishes to enroll, Another Firm Asks Algona Information born on February 6, 1871, at Cedar Falls, i'Iowa, and passed away peacefuly at his home two miles northeast of LuVerne on September 7, 1945, at the age of 74 years, 7 months and 1 day. He was one of a family of 12 children born to George and Elizabeth Miller. In 1880 he moved with his parents to the farm which is one of the land'marks of this community, -1 mile east of Lu- Verne where he grew to young manhood. Weds in 1899 On October 22,1899 he was united in marriage to Rose Kubly and they moved to the farm which was his one and only home 'for nearly 47 years. Two children were born to this union; Wilma Tiede of Des Moines and Lawrence of LuVerne, Three grandchildren also survive his passing. They are Jean Mosher of Cedar Rapids and Marilyn and Sharon Kay Miller of LuVerne. Shortly after the death of his wife in 1938, he had a stroke from •which he never fully recovered, He suffered a heart attack on the afternoon of September 7th and passed away shortly after. Surviving besides the children and grandchildren are: one sister Mrs. Ida Knoll of Cogswell, N, D., three brothers Charles, Alfred and Louis, all of LuVerne, Also many other relatives and a host of friends and acquaintances that only Jong years of residence to a eomnwnity pan bring. He served for a number of years as a member of the local board pf eduea- nbwWa Ma'&kato,'Minn,, Hp'splt FLOYD HOLT, OTTOSEN, IN AUTOMOBILE MISHAP ,Ottosen: Merle ' Holt, Ottosen, • received a long distance call from ' his brother, Cpl. Floyd Holt, last ' Friday morningy staling that he ; and his'family had been in an automobile apcident that morning. Cpl :i Holt, his wife and .infant son; were enroute to Jacksonville, ,' No. Carolina, where he is stationed at a marine base, following a 15-day furlough with his father, j Peter Holt, and other relatives and friends in "this vicinity. A truck > that failed, to' stop for an arterial crashed into, the driver's side of the. car,'- injuring Floyd, but his- wife and child- were not hurt. Cpl. Holt W4S bruised and may have internal injuries. Floyd was driving his brother- in-law's car, Lt. Donald Wehrs- parpi, and was about 150 miles from his destination when the ac- ' cident occurred. In a later call to Ottosen, Sunday morning, • Lt. Wehrspann,'who is .stationed at Columbia, So, Carolina, called and said the car was completed demolished and beyond repair. Qpl, Holt is still in the hospital and no- further word about his condition had been received early this week. KENGI WINS BRONZE STAR Award of the Bronze Star Medal to S'Sgt.' Kenneth H. GeUenfeld, Algona, son of Mrs, Walter Geilen-r feld, was announced recently by the army. Sergeant Geilenfeld was cited as folpwg; ( Wo?imeritorious service in eony ne^tiQn- with military operawnf aga,inf \ the enemy during the i^^JP 60 - i3> I 1945, fc, Germany, tton, Burial at LwVerae Always he was a great tever »f ^is home and family and his re? Juctance thathg >yas evep persuade remain, away from his home ' .. setup" was received the fore part In th* Vlcinitar to P bushed

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