The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 5, 1946 · Page 3
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 3

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 5, 1946
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l|Pf,pV/-- f ", •> ilif'". » I 4 1WF6R DNERCOWtES; trt ' , - ^ ,.'!•< 7 By X W. Haggard. ---.-, death of Gardner Cowles Sft.'.m Des Moines last Thursday ,i night brought to a close the life of ,qne of the shrewdest business •> T, 6 ? 1 nd news Papors publishers that Iowa has known. Death came to the veteran newspaper *• publisher on his 85th birthday, after some months of ; failing H health at his home surrounded by his wife and members of his family, - t ' . ,; '» His many old 'friendl in Algona where he spent a number of *« th ,c vearg of, his young manhood, will mourn Uhe death Of Gardner Cowles with his immediate fanv .» iitf . .. . •')' BoJnJn Oskaiioosa ', Mr^dttwies' was/born', in. bska- loosa, !towa,,m ladl and came up the hard jWay,, ,:,He was.-the son of a | Methodist fninister, and early learned that he would'have to make his own way-in life. He spent sevei-al of his, .'teen age . years as>,a farm harid,, He toured southern Iowa one, s\irhmer Cell- ing ;maps -and religious;-; charts, making $10 fcer : week. His father paid him $1 a cord tq,cut,and split the family stove-wood. He worked his way through • Griri- nell college and others of the smaller colleges of southern Iowa. ,.--., "Gardner" was only ,21 : years old when he came to.AlBqria'and became the superintendent bf, v .the city schools at-a salary/of &W, per month. This write.-, happeni'd to. be in high school ,at the. time -and recalls the budding romance'be- tween Mr. Cowles and'the principal of the high'-school af'that time, Miss Florence Call, a daughter of Ambrose Call,' one of the founders of the City of .Algona. They were soon marrie'd, and Gardner became a mail route contractor with Mn Call, afterwards establishing himself in the banking and real estate business,;-.For-a time-he owned an interest in the old.Al^ona lie- publican with the ; late Milton Starr. - --• Entered Politics. -. Mr. Cowies always took an active interest in politics, and serv- |ed two terms as representative from Kossuth in the State Assem- I bly, with credit. Later he be- caftg'ir.lends with many of th6 nationally kriown statesmen and politicians. He was ah intimate friend of President, Hoover,, who mad^hirrt, a director of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in, 1932, to'- succeed - Chas. G, Dawe;s,i.. ,who had .resigned. On several, occasions , the Cowles farnily, 'efitertained Presidelit Hoover at their home in Des Moines, • Besides President Hbover, Mr. Cowles was personally acquainted with Presidents Cleveland,-Mc-: Kinley, Harding, Wilson, Taft, Theodore Roosevelt, and Franklin p. Roosevelt. Mr. Cowles during the past few years has, with his wife, contributed many hundreds of thousands of dollars o colleges and religious institu- .loris. It was he who was large- y responsible for therCostof Algona's. stone Methodist church, 'ears ago. V 'v^ ip>r, Family Besides the widow Mr. Cowles s.,survived,by, three , sons and hree daughters, - The- daughter re.- Mrs. ,-David; .Krundneier o 'Des'MoinesV Mrs: James D. Le Cron of Berkely, Calif., and Mrs Bertha Quartqn of Cedar Rapids Thetjsqns are Russel of New York City, a widely known painter John Cowles, president of the Minneapolis., Star Journal and Tribune, ;and Gardner Cowles Jr. Prfsjdeht .of the, .Register, and Tnbune,,.Cq; ,,Th£ Cowles, • sons have all made a high place- for themselves in.the.'b.usiness -world following in th,eir' father's -footsteps. .At his' death Gardner Cowles was rated'many times a millionaire, all stemming from a life of hard work and "shrewd business ability. G ardner Cowles,. we-salute you. 'Attending the funeral from Algona, were Mr. and Mrs. D. C. HUWhison'$Ha'daughters, Joan .and Nanoy ( : ( -who,.-,were accompanied to Des Moines Saturday fey Mrs. L J Dickinson who had been visiting in Algona with her sister Mrs A Hutchison. . Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Hutchison", and Mrs. Arthur Ferguson "of Keokuk,' who is visiting h|4r,.'mother,, jMrs.-. F. S. Norton, drove to Des Moines Monday to attend the services. The twaHuJchl- son.,'men: and' .Mr,., ,Ferguson^are nephews of Mrs. Cowles. r? " •-•:-!-: ~ • '• fyi Mr., and Mrs. /; < Fred Weglner have Deceived word from' Son Gordon, who is in scrviefe in Manila that recently he me$<Orville Molan, son of Mr. and"Mrs. Molan of Swea City and had a good visit with him. , -r' v-.i .-.:•; ".'•-HviX - \ Malincc 2 p. nt—Price 10c240c; Night 10c-50c Ray Milland in "THE LOST WEEK Wednesday, Thursday and'Friday, March G-f-'S t *;<»:•. uuaie £»n;jjvoy. spent tiit week end in Emmetsburg as the gues of CatherinefCrowley,.- • v . Mr. and Mrs. Leo Arndorfer ( 6i Bancroft : were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Ar- dorfer, ..- ,v,- t .:•.-..;• .... . Anton Anderson was ill „„„ the flu the latter part of the Week and confined to his bed a few-days;/ •••. - - .-•->-.,•.. ^. • Mrs, John Briggs has been ..«..fined to her bed with the flu the past week and was up for the first-time on Friday.-'- .; ' Mr. and Mrs., Mike Beach Jr. and children Jerome and ' Lojs were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. -John. Bestenlehner. ; . • • Mr. and Mrs. J., L. Hayerly~of Wesley visited Mr. and Mrs, W, J. Becker Sunday, Mrs. Haverly is a sister of Mrs. Be'cker. 'Mr, and Mrs. C. T. Best of Sioux City were guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Thompson Wednesday and Thursday, Clair Wermersori of , Fori Dodge was a recent visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Briggs. The latter is his sister. The Episcopalian Guild meel Thursday afternoon at 2:30 witl Mrs. Glen Raney. During lent the ladies sew on articles for a ihos pital. • : . . .,„ The Legion Auxiliary meeti Monday, March 11, at the hal with Mrs.- Clinton Lighter as chairman of program and re freshments. ' . .... ••-.,/,...-. ; .i.. Mr. and Mrs. Chris Wallukait went to Clarion, Sunday, anc spent the day with. Mr. and Mrs Cecil Pate. Mr. Pate is a brother of Mrs. Wallukait. Mrs. Cora Bacon enjoyed ,a vis- from her grandaughter and ler husband, Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Oppedahl of Ottosen, who were dinner guests Friday. , Mrs. Homer Anderson v/ent lo Wesley, Saturday to sing- eral services for Carl Hansen, vhich were held from the Methodist- Wesley,- .... ,• .-. Lloyd Brockman, .who ~was IB , Gently discharged from service went to work Monday at the Willam Dau.garage where-he/-'was mployed before,,his induction,-, Mr. and Mrs. Allen -Buchanan drove to Emmetsburg, -.Saturday where they met the latter's mother, Mrs. Carl Wiuff, who' came from Atlantic for a visit until Sunday. v •'.,- Mrs. J. R. Cook of Webb slopped ^for a brief visit with her sister Mrs. G. C. Barton, Saturday, enroute to Fort Dodge t meet her son James who is a slu dent at Ames. !".•••. •: , Mrs. Emma Beard' receive weird ;frpm her spn Geiswaise o Benson -•• Ariz.,: • that: he'^aTTbeej discharged from service-and wi] re-enter the employ of th Standard Oil company. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wibben and daughters Jean and Suzanne and Mrs. Harry Putz and daugh'te Sharen were dinner guests, Sun day evening of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Hanson of Gilmore City. > Betty, Dorothy arid Bobbie Hertig, children of Mr. t and Mrs A. V. Hertig of Mason City s/pem Saturday with their ..grandpar- Dr. an'd'Mrs. .Harold Schtiedlar of:N,ora, Springs -are parents, of a daughter, Marcia Lynn, born on February,,28, . weighing,, six Ibs, MrsoSchnedter is. the .former Charlene Beerman. The baby is their-first .'child. ; ,,.-, Fofrrter Staff Sgl. Maran Higley .arrived Saturday from Fort LeavenWqrth,- Kahs., where 'he h'as; received his discharged He is visiting afr the-home of his sister ahd'het'husbandj, Mr. and Mrs. John:Best£nlehner, , Mrs.- Homer An.asriin and her' mother.,Mrs, Ida.M, Harris went o ;Wesley, Wednesday/ where hey spent the day with Mr.'ahc Mrs. Lawrence, Hansen and family,. .: .:Mrs. Hansert-. is another daughter ; .of Mrs.- 1 Harris.. . ,,Mr. and Mrs Hi C. Andersott \tta little,: Son Jimmie went to ?ort Dodge. Friday, whete the atter spent the day with her sis- tei'.Mrs. H. D. Steiner. Mr.^An- derpon went .on to Iowa Fans-to attend a sales meeting. , Mr. and Mrs. Boy Bjustrom'are expected. baqk soon from their trip to California Which' took them .from San Francisco and Oakland;to San Diego. En route home they will visit relatives and, friends and will return via Denver.-,., .'. • ••..-.. : • • Mrs. Albin Spongberg wew" to Davenport, Wednesday, called •there by the illness of her'-daugh- ter-m-lawi .Mrs. Yernon Spbng- bergj who has been hospitalized No def iniet reports : have been given as to the nature of her-illness. .Don Will, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Will, .left Wednesday for Baltimore,. where he will -be assigned-to a ship.. Don is'in the merchant marine and it was thought he, was-about to :be discharged when he was-notified he has: three^ months .rnore. to serve. Mr., and Mrs. Don Boevers are the middle/of the mpnth to the Cowan.duplex'which they purchased and. are'-.taking the apartment formerly occupied by Mr. and Mrs. :W. K;,Laiv«lI. The Boev.ers house has- be-en. purchased,by Paul p,et'trhjan,.qf Burt. \ Mrs/Frank Vefa^eceived word 'rom relatives;, that, her 'brother Wayne- Hagen 'Urtderwent^-an appendectomy at ,the Dolmage hospital- in Buffalo ^Center, Wednes- lay. The appendix : -had' ruptured but -in spite of the /gravity "of he case he .is getting along-nice- . Mrs. Emma, 6ls6n artdi sqh Lmd of Pocahontas spent Sun day w ,th Mr. .and. Mrs. William yigars. Mrs. Olson is a sister o; Mrs. Vigars. ,Lind has recently been discharged from the ail corps. •, ...,...,.,.•., Mr. and Mrs. Muriin Westphii moved into, their, new jpcatibtt'-flt 418 E. Lucas street,.Friday. .They have been living in the John McGuire apartment on,E. Elm street which was recently sold. Mr, and Mrs. Wayne Brown, who have been in this house, have moved, to North Dodge street, .• Mrs. M. B. Dane'WiU entertained a group' of children Friday afternoon in .'honor of her, little daughter Karen's ,fith .birthday, juests were Ronnie and.fiarbafd Barton,-. Sandra and Gary Rich ind the honoree's sister. Betty, tefreshrtienls Were served after an afternoon spent at playihg games; . r . lt ,,,,.,''..,-.......,; - -..Ll. Marc Stanton and his wife and little son left Friday morning for Dobuque, where they will Visit several-days at the. home, of Mr. and Mrs, : Ervin Christensen, the latter 'being a sister of Mrs. Stanton. Lt. Stanton ,is On terminal leave until April 18, after Which time he will be discharged from, service. Mr. and, Mrs. Clarence Hunter returned Tuesday from Cedar Falls, where they had spent two Weeks with'the former's parents, Mr. and. Mrs, Delbert • Hunter. Mr. and Mrs. Hunter are associated with her parents : in the Mainliner, and during their ab sence Mrs. Fred. Wege'ner am Mrs. Batt assisted at the 'cafe.. Mrs. TheOdor6 Larson went-1< Vlasort City^- Sunday,. where sh eft for. Chicago' to visit' he daughter-end' husband, Mr.-anc Mrs. Robert Gormley, and''also her daughter Meredith who'Js ; .in nurses training at St. ,h'os pital. Mrs) Larson will also visi another daughter and her husband,,-Dr. and Mrs. C. N. Fisher at La Porte. She plans to'" be gone at least three weeks. Mf. and Mr*. TheoM* Meiliri§ received several iftjufieft •' Ho is M Cyrjnd^r,..yisjted Mrs. Mary visiting^i.^parents/Mr. and Mrs. Buenger,the.fii;st.faf the Week, Jack Dutton. George was in the 1 . W.-.-aftdr Mfs;,, E.:';0. ! ;.carlSdn!U. S,. A. ,T, C...... .,, .. ,, s spent last Sunday in Fort,Dodge' George Dtifion, son to Mr."and .withj..^^ fprrner's sister, Mrs.Mrs. John Dutton, reached home Evelyn NpeJ.j, ,,..-,., .,.,„ Thursday from San Francisco, . Mti and : Mfi*, Harry Quinn .of .where . he. has , been, hospitalized Britt were Sunday (guests-of Mr. since early in January for.injur- and.Mfs.'H. T.'Bunkbfske. The ies suffered during a storm at .,e sisters. . ., ... Mf. arid Mrs. Harold BranddW have purchased a farm near Humboldt and moved there Mont d i? y Si^ e5 f' ha Y e .been living, on the WinfceJLfartti,near Algona. A Wftrld Day %f PraVer; ser- yice will .beheld in the Presby- tendn church, Fridayv March •'«.This service is.,for, all local Pro- testapt.churches and will be held at %30 p.,.m., v ...;„. .., . Mir. ; ahd .Mrs. Henry Wirijes of Lakota spent Saturday with Mr and Mrs,, Frank Butts-and -visit- d. relatives in this vicinity the irst of,.the'Week.. Mh Wirties is a brpthct; of .Mrs. Butts. They are .^^ wav M C ?. 1 . or ? ( Jo Springs; .Jeorge Duition came home Thursday from San Francisco where he has been a hospital patient for some weeks following an . • S. c £ iden t at sea: jn whjch he sea en route frorn Guam. He has recovered . completely arid , has been discharged from service. . Added • Attraction "Freedom ' & Famine" Saturday, March 9—Matinee 1 b'dock " ents, Mr, .and, Mrs.-A t J. Hertig and aunt Mrs. Jack Craig. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mulert and children Carol Ann-and Billie of Carrol spent-Sunday evening at the Mr. and vMrs. John Arndorfer home. Miv IVfulert is a nephew,of the Arnaorfers. .:, Ila Rao Fry, 3'/a nion&* ;: oW daughter, of Mr.• and Mrf. -Raymond Fry of/Corwith,. died Friday morning at. the Gqneral hosi pital. ,She had remained at the hospital for treatment, since birth. • ,_., ', _ ... 4k Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lou are •the parents of an eight pound daughter born Thursday at the Kossuth hospitaj. The .child has' been named Rose -Alicia. Mrs; Lou was the former Ka'therine Smith. . • , • . _,. . . ., ,.... . Mr. and MM. James\Kelso, Mr. and Mrs. William:Fitzgerald .and Franpis. and'Mr N '. and Mrs. Ralph If vW^artd Rebe&a'. wete Sun ^jHe-feefegu^^gtvMfiS' •MySi?JessriJugan of•;,B.urt,-ie •dinn'er;being' .in honor ,of Mrs. Jihi;Keley, the former Lulu Du'- Russell Larson arrtved home Friday to visit his parents, Mr and Mrs. A. V. Larson "after 16 months of overseas duty in--.the ai-my and has''been discharged. He came from Bremeihaven, Geimany Russell has been in the service 38 months His brother, Roland, is also out of the army, now and back at the Continental bank in Chicago, wheie he was employed prior to the war. •^Dick;Palmer, son.of Mr...and Mrs., arrived. Thursday , from ;Fort 'LeavenWqrth, Kans,;,,,;Where; he received his discharge from service. He has been located at Honolulu since'March 1945/ For the present he will toe at home but- in the fall will enroll at college?,.,, • ;• W. A. Fosieri; : T.:H. Chrischil- les, H.;M. Hauberg, A. E. .Kresensky and Joe Bloom went to Minneapolis Sunday on a buyine trip,-jThe first four will be,home Tuesday,,but Joe,.Who is just recently ou^, .of the--hospital, .will remai>n;injMinneapolis for a visit with,,relatives;.,, .'.'.,;, . , ;, 'Mip.' &nd.'&Irs. • Ol.e Allison ; 'en- ;ertained Mr. ' ari'd --Mrs.- John Jben ' andj/children,:. Roger and loan at dmnec Sunday, They also : had them for luncheon Wests • on Wednesday ;,priorj to their leaving, f i pr;,..Nqrth>oqd, where Mrs. Uben-and the children will make their home with heir.parents Mr. and Mrs. Nel- qn u,ntii living quarters • can.' be Algona.; ..Mr. Uben is 'mployed at the ' Kerit',Motor company. . Clayton Angle of Sw^a- City, Mi and Mrs George Higgins, and Mi. and Mrs. Dale Higgms of Titonka were guesls; of Mr. and Mrs Amos Angle Friday, Clayr ton is a son of Mr. Angle and came to assist his father in arranging for his farm sale. The Angle farm near Wesley, has ""-n rente^iJo Dean, Sparks. ir «&Siggins is a brother-<of . 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