The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 12, 1946 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 12, 1946
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• Al|6H|i dislHot high school-basket* /flftais. Saturday night there, 5 to 23. The game wound up:the season, and aisd the high -cage careers of Allen, Uhli, Butts and Johnson. .; The defeat sent Estherville to tfl«s , aub-iitate. at LeMdrs,. ihW week- ' ' ' • - • > - ; . rMst Thursday night, the Bull* ddgs Had a hard 'battle all the way to enter the district finals, but ft* fialiy edged out St. John's of fiatt- croift, 36 to 31, Ifl a last minute thriller that found Bancroft aheajl With three minutes to go, toy three points. Stephenson and Kiihn tal* lied In rapid succession for Algona, and a free throw toy KUhn artd (final bucket by- Butts gave a deciding margin. : Bancroft Bafely Loses. Algona had a hard time down* ing Bancroft, 4nd never came closer than 'two points of taking theV lead against 'Esthorville. The team lacked its coordination of previous games, and against Bancroft, momentarily went to pieces when,BUI AJlen was carried from the floor-With a leg Injury. \ Against Estherville, in the third period, after trailing all the .way, the Bulldogs moved/to within two points, 19 to 17, of the Estherville Quint. At this point, Crasper was • ordered from the game for a foul which the referee said was inten- tioijal. Algona's chances diminish- 4 ea fight there, with Allen gamely playing despite a bad leg. In the closing minutes of play, Estherville widened Its margin .quickly. ,Irt the Estherville; contest, Algona's .percentage "of, successful shots was woefully shy in the first half, considering the total trys, and the team missed 12 free throws during the game, .hitting the gift shots for about a ; .333 average, while Estherville was doing better than .500 percent on theirs. Referees Were Poor. As :a general rule, the task of a referee is. never easy and seldom appreciated. That the work of the officials in the Estherville tournament was sub-par was evident ESTABLISHE0TB5 14 Pages—Two Sections PEARSON, COUNTY TRlASDREOlBI Burt Team Wins 17 of 24 Games In Season OTRALSERVICES .HODGES MARCH 11 When highway patrolmen had to escort the game officials from the floor after the second .contest. Armstrong fans, considerably irked by the officiating/were up in arms over the outcome of the first gainc won, 'by Everly. Algona's comingent? not too numerous, was also somewhat wrathy, and many an : EsthcrviIle f an'felt likewise, so the; referees-.were getting it from all;sides. •Game summaries:" Algona (35) F.G Crapser 3 Stephenson 1 Butts ...I:.: .........:......:.5 Allen ...........,.:...:.;....3 Kuhn ;..;....„; ;.............3 Johnson ....;..,........'...;.'.,,..0 FT 1 1 0 0 3 0 PF . 1 3 3 Although the Burt 'high school class'"B" basketball team was finally downed in the district tournament at Estherville, losing to Armstrong, 25 to 24, the team played a good season and wound up with a record worth noting. .•',. 'Despite the fact that the Burt quint played such teams as Swea City, Armstrong and LuVerne, they .won 17 out of 24 games, including tournament play. Although four of the -first string, William Madsen, Jim. Fredrickson, Jerome Soderburg and Dale Lockwood will graduate, Burt hopes to have a —Photo by Long's Studio strong the field next season, with Eldon Duncan and the Hasse 'boys as a. nucleus. 'In the above picture the men in front row are this year's lettermen. Front row, left to right, Jerome Soderburg, Bill Madsen, James Frederickson, Emil Hasse, Dale Lockwood, Paul Hasse and Eldon Duncan • »^ ack o° Wl Jeft to r 'S ht - James .McMullen.mgr., Milton Salisbury, James Harvey, Harold Reimers, Robert Riebhoff, Donald Andreason, Merlin Madsen and Marshall Torgerson, coach. E. J. Hodges, Algona resident ;(6r 33 years, died Friday, March 8, at his home following a short illness that began Sunday, March 3. V& had 'been in his customary Health Saturday, and he and Mrs. '(Hodges spent the evening with •friends. During the night he was stricken and passed away four relays later. •..'••His dau.ghter and husband, Mr. 'and' Mrs. James Reid of Bartlesville, Okla., arrived Monday prior to'his. death. ists Consider Algona As Site for New College Algona is .being considered as 5, the .site for a new- Baptist col- 2 lege •>•• r :mu« —*t._vii»i_.-..-..-.I thi; hands . Nenimers ..;......,.. Hiliz'• :.: ,;..<;:...i.O Smith 3 .':.''. . 11 9 13 Aleona (23) . FG FT PF Crapser .......: :..3 1 '4 Stephenson ,.......! 0 3 Butts .....:...: ;.:....;! i s Kuhn ....:......;...... .1 1 1 Johnson '..:) .......1 2 3 Allen : ..:..,......; i ....:.....2 - ' .0 1 Carney. ..:..,.....,.., .0 0 1 . -... ,. ; . :The matter'is-'no.w ; . . of , an, inves.tigativ^SboiBtd ., which ' wiir probably deperid'iipon a vote : fro'nV among, the-members of the Baptist ministry whose territory would be within the scope of the new college. , Rev. R. F. Kittrell, local Baptist pastor, who has been actively working in behalf of bringing been the college .here, said that the area. committee had visited, and was considering i the possibility of offering to: buy. the present Kossuth hospital' and nurse's: home; and adjacent, area/for.thecollei ^i^^ifW^p :hospital.> out,"yaid Rev'-Kfttreiii "•but if the property is to b'e sold, its purchase' may be. considered for a". Since the closing and sale of Des Moines university property, a Baptist school that faith has without a college in this In five states in this area, the Baptists have school, a small one only one ... at- SiouSc Falls, S. D. It was stated that geographically, Algona logical site, andJRey., ™>"^T.i visited Vhere'-'Wghly app?o ,_ of the general appearance or tne City, and thought highly of 'the hospital site as well. ' While no definite action in the matter has yet been taken, Rev. Kittrell was preparing complete information and material for prei sentation ^o the committee to other Baptist ministers. and . ' S> '• •-• -9 5 10 Estherville (35) FG FT PF Sifbrt ........:...,.,.. ..2 4 2 Mcllwaith .:..:.,.'..-.. .3 .0 4 HesB ...........:;..,....;. .4 5 1 Hplsclaw .U.....1 3 1 Davis ..„..:....„ ;„;.,....! 0 3 Storey ........:..;...;;...:.;,....0 1 2 , -- ;••'"'•, 11 13 13 LAKOTA GIRLS DRAW NEMAHA IN STATE MEET Kossuth's sale, state basketball entry, the Lakota girls team, opens its quest. of the state title tonight (Tuesday), at 8 p, m., with Nemaha furnishing the opposition at Des Moines, A large delegation of , Lakota fans were in 'Des Moines to 'support their team', LIVERMOEE ENTERS SUB- STATE AT Swea City's Water Supply Fails; Buckets In Comeback Swea City: The truth of the old adage, "we never miss the •water until the well runs dry," Is being realized in a verv literal way in Swea City. . The city well ran dry, and a new one completed last fall to be ready In case of an emergency, has failed to provide water that could be used. v /Friday, the Swea City school had to close, and business places and home dwellers were carrying water from wells and cisterns, when the city well failed. Iu the meantime, city authorities contacted the well drillers who sapk the new well, and were waiting (as of Saturday) trouble 111 * CUy from Mason 0% to'clear up the It was generally supposed that it might be a matter of sev- * before ' watcr wil1 be available from the city Ijiyerniore high school winner of the class VB" tpurney in the district meet at Webster City, enters the sub^state at LeMars this week, Llvermorf defeated Whitte- m'orehlgh in (he finals at Webster '•• ''"'' '"' Train Cracks Mail Truck at Depot Here In a Snowslorm Grant, WhUtemore urtj ?ina,lso£'tfte, county 4-H *, f a bssketfwU 'tQurnajnent will peipiayed- hare J$d9y_ flight, , with. Grant nvietinB- Wnitteropre ' fpr the cpunty tUle'v' ; ;.;: '£"# will Btoy{$eneca. in the second bracket epJisigajipn, , antl Roy Davis, mail messenger in Algona, who uses his oonvertec car for hauling mail to arid from the local depots, had a clpse call from serious injury, last Thursday evening, when the east- jjound Milwaukee ."Sioux" crashed into the rear of his car as it pruised into the station here. Davis, running a. bit short on time, reached the station just as the.gjoux was approaching, He backed into his regular mail toading spot but because of the slippery, condition pf the ground, the ear backed over the station platform »n d the rear pf it pro* tt^4ed,out ovet the tracks, Bush, operstpr pn duty, the.'gituatlpn r an4 threw the Vfrom gree.n tp re4i but the SJP«JC, wi? slreftfly ihtp i the gta tipn area an4, C3J 1 JiPuW get ttte. engineer either the Pf tftfi way pf an ergency stop, the engine struck the machine/ It bpunced into a telegraph pole, and rebounded back onto the .platform where one side was torn off by the passing baggage and mail car. Davis., in the.driver's seat, was uninjured. One sack of mail was thrown under the trucks of the train, but recovered without Joss, Temporary transpprtion is now being used for hauling mail while the regular vehicle is be ing repaired. • - ; ~ FINED $300 HERE IN DRIVING CASE Robert R. Gilligham, Algona was .fined $300 and costs, Monda morning, in district court, b. Judge' G. W.' Stillman on a charg of operating a motor vehicle whil intoxicated. He waived a hearing, Mondaj morning, before Mayor Frank Kohlhaas, and-immediately wen before the judge for disposal o the case, Gillingham was arreste( early Sunday morning by city po lice in the city limits. Edward Loats, Ledyard, wa; fined $25 and costs, in the mayor's court, also on a'charge of assaui and battery. The case arose a Ledyard in a safe, with F. G. Nitz filing the charge after Sheriff A J. Cogjey had 'been called to Ledyard 'to quell the disturbance Loats also had his liquor book suspended, Michael Bfeffer, Algona, was fined $10 and costs by Mayor iCohlhaas on a charge of drunkenness on the streets here, and he also lost his liquor book. LuVerne Man'g Sister ' «•-—«* Mrs. . seventh, pf "58, of. 9 Mr. v ~ ivavg'sent five4 the 8»4 " fi . T at the sge IternpJTh.age, •--— sifters i.„ . .'•: and they tJ*ey.ha4 ftfiiwf Te Algona ift Greenwood Kewuth Bond Sales 50 RURAL YOUTH BANQUET, SEXTON Despite a snowstorm, some 50 members and friends pf the -Kossuth Rural Youth turned ° u * fop a dinner and program in the Sexton hall, last Thw r s48y evening^ • .•••.••': • :.••'.' Ffank Ehman, director p| r^ra young people's activities in Iowa, spoke. He declared that the purppse of rural yputb prgaoi tidng is to develop' lead.ership rural sections, and help pojnlf the way to better larmlng .bractipes. A Dutch jihenie waa e$rrie{| o«t, with |he waitFessefc weafing Dutch caps and aprons. Robert Msyer, tp§stn\astev, m» tro4ueed ; Gersidine Fisher, who, group singing, An ^ was ^iven by and thf f|8Bonse was y Wayne fReUlif county* In Wisconsin. " iEzra J. Hodges was born AUgust 2, 1871 'in Gratiot, Wis., the son of Esther and Orrcl-Hodges. He was one of. seven children, and in the English way, he stayed at home .until,'he was-21.. Hig schooling at Ihatsge-was perhaps the equivalent-of a grade school education, but he had.a great'desire for further, knowledge. During the next six,years; he worked and studied •jh, high school and college. -."'At that.time his studies were interrupted by a, siege of spinal rrferiengitis, and he was told that he would never walk again. However, determination and perseverance overcame the handicap, and he:went back to school and completed his work at Boston Theolo- gial Seminary. ;i Illness Ended Ministry. • .For the next two years he served as pastor of a church at Markesan, Wis. Ill health again interfered with his plans, and a nervous "breakdown' made it plain that he could not continue his chosen life work. 1 After a year spent in recovering a,measurc.,pf health he opened a general store in Seneca, Iowa. In 19.06 he married Annie M. Hawks, and the *young. couple lived in Se'neca for seven years. • Win 1.813 Mr. Hpdges sold the store in' Seneca and moved ; tp Al- j?ona : ;where he lived the remaind- 5sr qfgh(s lile." i'For a time jhe' was irage business, but for .. ,, .$S$3^^$^ ^bpiSrateaia 'large -truck lust east of Algona. i The outdoor work proved beneficial to his health, and he enjoyed it. Mr. Hodges was known throughout his lifetime as an honest and fair dealing man, and had. the respect and admiration of all who knew him.' Wife, Daughter Survive. Surviving arc his wife and daughter Evelyn, Mrs. James Reid, also two sisters, Mrs. Lcin Tresncr and Mrs. Sherman Harroun of Ft. Collins, Colo. Mrs. Reid 'had spent some time with her parents only a month'ago. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at McCullough's Chapel, with the Rev. N. A. Price officiating, assisted by .the 'Rev, A. English. Burial was made in Riverview cemetery. Pall bearers were six nephews: Russell Hodges of Salina, Kansas: W. B. Campbell of (Monticello, Minn.; -Russell Champman of Fort Dodge; Leonard Baas of West 'Bend; and -Mike Rentz and Harry Potter of Algona. Other out of town relatives coming for the service are two cousins 'of Mrs. Hodges, John Meadows, Elkhorn, Wis.; and Mrs. Ross Ells, Delavan, Wis. Whittemore Couple Wed 55 Years- Anniversary I March* 3 HEART ATTACK ON MONDAY FATAL; SERVICE THURSDAY Pictured above are Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ostwald, Whittemore, who observed 55 years of wedded life, Sunday, March 3, with ah open h,ouse for relatives. Mr.'and Mrs. Ostwald were married in 1891 at Burt in the Bicrstedt home, now occupied by the Wm. Madson family. Five years ago Mr. and' Mrs. Ostwald celebrated their Golden Wedding . -with - church: service, and open .house, and a reception in th\e Lutheran school basement. for- the 55th' ; anniversary except Esther,;:who. with her: husband, Herbert Schmidt, are living in California. The Ostwalds have 31 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Attending the 55th anniversary were Mr. and Mrs. Louis "Wehr- span and family of Fairyille, Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Berninghaus and family of West Bend, Mr. and Mrs. Weiner Gade and family of West Bend, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Ostwald and family of Whittemore, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ostwald and family of Whittemore. ..... . ;Mr. and Mrs. Bill Madson and family of Burt, Mr. and Mrs. .Elmer Ostwald .of .^Whijternqre, Tom Klein and '• family of Rodman, Mr. and: Mrs. : Eugene filbert and Faye Ann of West Bend, and Mrs. Pauline Gade of Whittemore. Carl W. Pearson, 74, Kossuth county treasurer since Jan. 1, 1941, died Monday morning at his home, following a stroke. Mr. Pearson arose as usual, went downstairs at his home here, at 219 W. State St., Monday morning, and then prior to Breakfast went upstaids to shave/ Mrs. Pearson heard a fall, went upstairs, and found her. husband unconscious. This was about 7: a. m. At 10:30 a. m. the pioneer Kossuth resident passed iiway. Riles Here—Burial at Hampton Funeral services will be held" n Algona at the Baptist church at 10:30 a. m., Thursday, with lev. R. F. Kittrell officiating.; Jurial will be at Hampton, Iowa, yhere Mr. Pearson's son, Eugene,, ives. Pallbearers will be Lynn <eith, W. E. McDonald, G. D. humway, Marc Moore, Loren Brown and Leo Immerfall. The courthouse will be closed Thursday until 1 p. m. in respect lo Mr. Pearson, Leo Immerfall, county auditor, staled Monday afternoon. In addition to Mrs. Pearson and a son, Eugene, one daughter also survives, Mrs. T. A. Vaux of Ashton, III. Two sisters of" Mr. Pearson live in California, and a brother, Olaf, lives in Swea City. . ••-.' Born in Sweden The story of Mr. Pearson's life is that of a typical pioneer resident. When he was 10 years old, h'is parents decided to leave their home in Sweden;for the promis,; .•', ing ,. land of middle-western America.'Mr. Pearson'was born -'i April 28, 1871, in Sweden, and?" spent, his tenth birthday on thiiggpl Atlantic in. crossing to this coun-'-Sm ,try. ..-...- Just Call Me Mister Says This Returned Service Man (A Weekly Review With An Overseas Veteran) An ordnance maintenance out fit, called upon to 'handle every thing from repairing a watch tc servicing a 155 mm. gun or . heavy tank — isn't something th'a usually makes the headlines. It's one of those "work horse' type outfits that drudges along picking up the pieces and put LEGION RALLY AT LUVERNE, MAR. 22 A county American Legion meeting will be held at LuVerne, Friday, March 22, at which time Frank Miles of Des Moines, former editor of The Iowa Legion- rtah-e and now the democratic Candidate for governor, will be ;he principal speaker, A dance will follow the meeting. County Commander 1 Walter W, Spgel is in charge of arrangements for the joint meeting. Merde Ppst and the Ladies' ary wiljpe hosts to the meeting, and are .planning the dance, and a iurwh afterward. 'At the same time, about 30 members will take time obliga- ,}pn into the Legion with the bfljyr put on by the initiation team from the Swea City post, aflder Engel is asking all , meirtbers to .attend and % veteran of World War it t/ and-hppts lor 8 good of Jadies ao4 Auxiliary Fred. Kent Jr. ting then; together again, keeping things 'in shape, pushing along behind the front but see^ ing to it that the wheels, big or little, keep Fred Kent Jr., Vho went into the army April 13, 1942, was attached tb ; gHc)ii a unit from the Dairy Production Payments To Continue The U. S, Ocpt; of Agriculture has announced that dairy production ppyroents will 'be continued thrPUgh, June 30, 1946. • . January. February an4 Ma,reh payments wiil! be made during April an4' May at the rate pf *60c per hMp.4re4wg%ht pn whple J7g per Uj, on fat, April, May an4 June be Mia JBwipg jge 9flc rgtefo? start to the finish. He went overseas Deq. 12, 1942, into North Africa, where he remained for 22 months. His next jump was across the Mediterranean into France, Oct. 4, 1944, shortly after the invasion there. He remained in France until Oct. 15, 1945, and was released from service after three years and eight months in uniform. Fred was attached to the 301st Ordnance Regiment, an outfit recruited entirely from the mid- west, which selected men with some background and knowledge of motor maintenance. One of Ihe liltle ilems contributed by this oulfii was a land-going minesweeper, developed By filling a big barrel with cement, and running this ahead of a Sherman lank. The steel barrel had big chains attached lo il which flailed in all directions as the contrivance moved, detonating land mines ahead of the lank and clearing a pain for further advance of troops and equipment. Rewiring of bazookas was another little sideline assigned to the maintenance outfit. Fred is now associated with his father in the Kent Motor Co. here. Second Slate Files For Off fee In Burt For the first time in many years, iBurt seems destined for warm 'but friendly competition in Ihe town election, slated for March 'Mayor Oliver Graham, and the five incumbent counciimen, Cliff Smith, J, L, Miller, C. B. Chip^ man, J^ee Pratt, and Dr. R. H. Thompson, .are all candidates for part of an •early£ ; migrat!dn;*:t$'«; that area. The family:-Tyerit ,byiS train to Fairmont, Mihri.r and.'•.; then trekked to a homestead site; s four miles west and one north of Swea City. '•••*\", In Swea Ciiy Store, Bank v Here Mr. Pearson grew to manhood, and in 1895' married Bertha J. Hutchison of Fayette,: Iowa, who had been visiting a sister in Swea City when she. met Mr. Pearson. The couple were married at Maynard, la., : and returned to Swea City to ; live, where Mr. Pearson had be-,.: come a partner in the general merchandise firm of Johnson &,' Pearson. i/. He continued in that busines until 1906, when he became iia- officer in the State Bank of Swea"" City, and he continued in the.i banking business until „ when he returned to farming. In 1927, he accepted an ap-:v;: pointment as deputy county i treasurer, under the late Harrys Kruse, and continued as deput» for six years. sj In 1940 he became a candidate/ for county treasurer himself, an^ after being elected took office.' Jan. 1, 1941, He was serving his-; sixth year, and was not a candidate for reelection. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Modern Woodmen, and at all times was a highly respected citizen whp' had made his own way in the world. • Worried Over Robbery Until action is taken by the 1 Kossuth Board of Supervisors with regard to appointment v o| :i ! someone to fill the vacancy;' county treasu/er, Leo Immeri auditor, will also be tempprl acting treasurer under state " The treasurer's office closed all day Monday, Employes in the office ^ that a recent rpbbei'y in the, t urer's .office had caused Pearson much concern and ry, but that-he had. appe^re.3v:,® hjs usual-health -pn Sati " ' "' and that he. had evidently , to the office on Sunday, as a "•—" ----- lying;pn'n) ' '' ! M,fK However, Saturday, the last day for filing, foyr councHmanic cant didate, two ot them exrservice-! men, appeared on a rival ticket. They ar§ Dr. M. J. Lighter, Clif* 'ord jgchrpeiier. Dr. fishne K, 4JB4 Robert; j, Jfealy, ai>4 fMtfwspfl -are • Sheriff GQ Seek R^eJectipn Art J, Kossuth cpunjy terday that. for reeleg ticket, He ^/Vi^-S^'-'''^''--^^'^-^^'^^^^^^^.

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