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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 19, 1946
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fi * felt isU- )NE ev- s it and Mice ther Yew rcat lear lug- ser, nil ing! loss! C 20 MORE DRAFTEES TAKE PHYSICALS; APRIL QUOTA UP Twenty Kossuth men were de- last Wednesday, for p-einductkm examinations into the armed fTO the Kossuth draft board stated Monday. The men toere as follows: Algona--Kenheth E. Ha.fsreav- £,V. !? Jj- £ ones ' Lco M - Elmore, Rlthard C. Parsons. Irvington — Thomas E. Oron- bach. Tltonka-^Robert -W. Boekei'man. Lakota—'Kenneth £>ale Mullarkey, Donald G. Koppen. 'Whittemore—Glenn Henry Opheim. Armstrong—James W. Reece. ' Wesley—George J, Welg. iBurt—Howard J. Batt, Ervin K. Elmers, Everett L. Elmers, Eugene G. Geilenfeld. Bancroft—Arnold H. Fangman, Joseph P. Long. Swea City—Donald R. Sorensen, Edwin C. Berggren and Arden A. Cassem. ' Thomas E. Grombach of Irvington was a volunteer. Also delivered for examination wetfe Merwyn E. Koestler, transferred to Hoopes- toh, 111., and John Brownell, transferred to Ames. ESTABLISHED 1885 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 19 1946 14 Pages—Two Sections VOL. 81—NO. 11 PERMITS TOTAL $150,000 Salesman Faces Assault Charge After A EIGHT MEN DELIVERED FOR ARMY INDUCTION At.Uie same time the local board delivered eight men for induction, as they had previously qualified in their physicals. ' They were Paul A. Christ, Lakota;^Robert N. Gill, Fenton; Melvin L. Arend, Algona; Richard J. Garry, Bancroft; William A. Fuchs, Bancroft- Gerd T. Henken, Titonka; Edward J. (Miller, Algona; and Carol G. Reynolds, Burt. Three enlistments also were credited to Kossuth county, those of Athol R. James of Algona in the army, Paul A. Koppen of Lakota and Milton L. Jorgensen of Swea City in the navy. Draft board officials said that men may enlist in any branch of the armed forces without permission or release from the board, providing such enlistment is accomplished before an order to report for induction is mailed from the office. Calls for April will be increased, it was also stated. HENRY P. EISCHEID VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK, MONDAY Henry Peter Eischeid,'- r ;re tired farmer, died Monday morning at 7:45 a. m. at -the Kossuth' -hospital from a heart attack. ' had . been 11 HI since' 5 last .Tuesday after- J Sa'i-'u ivia¥%*/4iel& arcn-20, at 9:30 a. Cecelia's Catholic church with Father Mallingei 1 officiating. A Resident 34 Years Mr. Eischeid, one of .the most respected farmers of this community, was born May 30, 1887, in Carroll county.l Iowa, son of Peter and Mary Eischeid. Thirty-four years ago he came to Kossuth county and began farming east of Algona, oh his plape on the McGregor street road, six miles from the city. On Oct. 1, 1912,- he married Agnes Garman of Wesley. One daughter was born to this union, Mrs. F. H. Froehlich of Algona, and a son Darold, 10 years old. There are also five grandchildren surviving, .three sisters at Carroll, four brothers at Carroll, a -brother at Armstrong, one at Fort Dodge, and another, A. J. Eischeid who farms. Longtime Member K. C.'s The deceased had been a member of the Knights of Columbus lodge since 1019, and members of the order were "to meet this evening, Tuesday, at ,8 a. m. to honor his memory. The local K. of C. lodge'.will attend the funeral in a body. Two years ago Mr. Eischeid retired from farming ,and moved to BADLY INJURED IN ATTACK AT CAFE Duane F. Klein, meat salesman for the Gus Glaser Packing Co/ of Fort Dodge, willf ace a preliminary hearing in the court of Mayor Frank Kohlhaas, this evening (Tuesday) on a charge of assault and battery. Last Friday afternoon, Klein was in the Selzer lunchroom here, where he had ordered some food. In the process it seems that he was out in the way in the kitchen part of the establishment, and when Matt Selzer, proprietor, entered the place from- the service station. Selzer, seeing that Klein was in- the way in the kitchen, asked him if he wouldn't go out and sit down hi a booth. v Used Abusive Language. At this point, Selzer said,-Klein became abusive and followed him outside as Selzer was returning to the service station, using language of an improper" nature, and calling upon him to fight. When Selzer walked over to him, Klein and he scuffled, and the latter tripped Selzer, then jumped on him. In falling Selzer's head struck a rock.and he was knocked unconscious. He suffered a broken nose and severe facial lacerations from the blows of the defendant, local officers stated. • • The incident occurred about 4. p.m. Other men in the vicinity helped Selzer on - his feet and into the-lunch room, where medical assistance was given him. Five Drunkenness Cases • . Five other .cases came before Mayor Kohlhaas, Monday morn- Fight Apartment House Sells For $20,000 The George Miller apartment house on North Phillips street was sold last week to Karl Morck of Algona. The purchase price was $20,000. There are seven' apartments in the building, which was erected some eight or ten years ago. Mr. Morck said he did not intend to live in the building but would continue to rent all apartments. Miller, who was recently released from the navy, is now operating a motel at Fresno, Cal., and intends .to construct some tourist cabins on his' property there. ' - FRANK MILES TO SPEAK FRIDAY AT LUVERNE PROGRAM a result of police roundup over the -weekend. 'was* fined' and costs. Everett E. Knudsen> on the same charge, was also fined $5 and costs, as was Mike Pfeffer.i ' W. H. Reimers, who was up oh a similar charge two weeks ago, was given a suspended sentence of ten days . in jail, with some other stipulations attached. Lyle Johnson was sentenced to ten days in the county jail on the same charge. CASEY LOSS FILES FOR LEGISLATURE Casey Loss, former sheriff of Kossuth county, Widely known democrat, will be that party's candidate for the state legislature, it became known Monday, w'hen the deadline for filing for state office was reached. He will seek the seat now held by Ed Capesius, local real estate man who is vacationing in California,, and who will not be a candidate for re-election due to ill health. .Loss will oppose Charles Patterson, recently retired farmer from Burt, who now lives in Algona, and is the republican nominee. Neither of the candidates will have a primary contest,- but will meet in the fall general election campaign. •'•",-" , Algona, where he had purchased ' a home. V.F.W.HEADHERE Fred W. Plumb was elected con> mander of the Algona Veterans of Foreign Wars post, h0re, last Wednesday, Hs succeeds Don Woods. Henry Dearchs was named vice commander; Bernard, J, fiqdo, jun- or vice commander; Merle Wel- lendarf, quartermaster; James W. Godden, chaplain; J, W, Nelson of Lone Rock, .post advocate; John A. Penten, surgeon,- §n.d Raymond E. Steven, trustee. The appointive, officers have not been selected a§ , been selected a§ yet, The incoming officers will ibe IpstaUed April lp! ALGONA LADY HURT IN BRITT MISHAP Mrs. Lloyd Wellendorf of .Algona was seriously injured in an automobile accident, •• Friday evening of last week about six o'clock, .while returning from a trip to Clear Lake.. The accident happened near Britt, when the machine Mrs. Wellendorf was driving struck a rut. In trying to get out of'the rut the machine was . thrown sideways into/a telephone, pole, and Mrs. Wellendorf was knocked unconscious. Mrs. Douglas Wildin happened to be following behind Mrs. Wellendorf and stopped her car and summoned "help, and also aided in getting an ambulance which took Mrs. Wellendorf to Mercy hospital at Mason City. The Algona lady did not recover consciousness until nearly midnight. X-rays showed that she suffered a cracked shoulder blade, and she also received some bad bruises, but Mr. Wellendorf said Monday evening that his wife was coming along .nicely now, and out of all danger as a result of the mishap. ' Hold 14- Year-Old After Robbery Here A 14-year-old boy- whose parents have been out of the city was being detained 4w qjty police and the sherflfs office, this Earnest Clalr Asleson, 41, jpass- ed away Thursday, March 14, at the Kossuth hospital after cardiac failure following a hernia operation. -.-:'''•' Funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 at the McCullough Chapel and at 2:00 at the Trinity Lutheran church with the Rev. Luther Loesch officiating. Burial was in the Eastlawn Memorial Park. Pall bearers were Loren Brown, Everett Bryant, Fred Larson, 'Bob Brown,' Arnold Meyer and Arthur Rusch. •Mr. Asleson was-born Sept. 11, 1904, in Brown county, Minnesota. His wife is the former -Verna Halverson. The Aslesons'came to Algona two years .agoi"He was but- termaker for the'Brown Dairy. An •infant daughter preceded Earnest in death on* Dece,piber-12; 1945. Surviving him .are his wife, five brothers, and tfy/p sisters. NAMEMARYSANDS CO. TREASURER Mary. K. Sands, veteran employee in the Kosuth county treasurer's office for the past 23 years, -was appointed cplmty treasurer, Friday afternoon -by the Kossuth Board of Supervisors, to fill out tho term of C.> W, Pearson, who died a week ago {Monday, She will serve,until Jan. 1, 1947. It was understood'that she would not be a candidate for the office, in the elections this year.' Mrs, Sands served under four county treasurers, Mark Sarchet, Mrs. Blanche Grose, H. N..Kruse, Frank Miles, above, will be -the principal speaker, Friday :nlght; at a county rally of, the American Legion, to be held at..'Lu Verne. ' ' Mr. Miles has been active in the Legion for many years; '.arid was editor of The Iowa Legionnaire from .1921 until just'recent- ly, when he announced his candidacy for governor' on the' democratic ticket. • County Commander Walter W.- Engel is in charge of arrange-' ments. A dance will follow the meeting and program. Merkle post of LuVerne and its auxil- laiy will be the host units. r Law School Graduate. Just Call Me Mister Says This Returned Service Man (A Weekly Review With An Oversras Veteran) ^Algona's newest business firm, Sharp's Jewelry, will hold its formal opening here Saturday, with a World War II veteran at the helm. W. H. (Bill) Sharp, owner and manager of the new business, is no stranger to Algona. For four years, prior to the -war and before he went into the navy, he lived here and traveled over a territory from here for the Hamilton Seed & Coal Co. of Cedar Rapids. Bill was born in Forest City graduated from high school there and attended Waldorf Junior College, and .then Iowa State College for two years. For the next six years he traveled for Liggett & Meyer Tobacco Co., and then entered the employ of the Cedar Rapids concern, and moved to Algona. In'Naval Radar. He enlisted in the 'Navy Nov. 28, 1942, and shortly thereafter was selected for technical training in radar, then in its earlier stages of development. iFor two years he was in the states and then spent a year attached to the fleet airwing tour, at Attu. He was advanced in rate until at the .time of his discharge, Oct. 5, 1945, he was a chief petty officer, . . Bill Sharp , with the title of aviation chief radio technician. Since that .time he has been associated with the Paxton Jewelry Store at Storm Lake. Mrs. Sharp has been associated with the jewelry business for a number of years at Storm Lake, where she was born and raised. Store Opens Saturday. Several months ago the Sharps gona, rented the Slate Street building that housed the USO during the war, and will formally open on Saturday. The'store will exclusively handle jewelry, watches, clocks, silverware and -allied lines. It is the intention to also have a complete watch repair department, and provision is being made for that section in the store arrangement. The fixtures installed were especially designed for the building, and all interior arrangement was designed by Ken Johnson -of the L. Paulle-flvridway Co., St. Paul. Mr. and Mrs Sharp are at pres- •Kvnywui-. i-ui t-,, Madisonj« iBT"' tyy graduated'vfrom Dallas City high school in 1907, and Drake' university law school in 1910, and was -admitted to the Iowa bar June 3, 1916. After graduation he became a reporter for the Des Moines Tribune, and later went 1 to-'the Peoria, 111., Journal, where he became city editor. In 1912 he returned to Des Moines and ; became the youngest city editor the Des Moines Capital ever had. In 1914, at the age of 24, he- was appointed city treasurer of Des Moines and served honorably two years. Left Train—Joined Navy In 1917, while returning from a trip, to the west coast, he heard word of the entry of the U. S. into World War I at Albuquerque, New Mexico. He left the train and enlisted in the navy, then and there. He saw servic in both the Atlantic and Pacifi oceans, and came out, of servi& in 1919 as an ensign. •In January, 1941, he was pu on active duty in the army through affiliation with the Na tional Guard, and served as pub lie relations director of selective service. In June, 1944, he secur ed a leave of absence and wen overseas, 'where he represented the American Legion- publications, Station WHO, and the decided to go into 'business in Al- ent living in-a Misbach apartment. week, in connection with the sometime Sunday, of M. J. Duffy and Mr. Pearson. Eight of the years were as deputy, the last four a'ji first deputy, and the other years she was a clerk. ' She was born ^and raised in Wesley, and has two sons, Russell who recently (returned from, four years in the army, and Verner who is married and lives »t St. James, Minn. . •*• , • • The selection pf 'Mrg, Sands may •weji be considered "a wise choice by the supervises. Her practical experience in the Office is such that she. perhaps 'better than any* one ejse available, for appoint* ment^was the nitujal selection. There will b& n» fcasic changes fe!W"ia^ w ^ QB ' Sprague, SQJL n r§f| ' .. ••^•^e| >*i*v* tiii. Iowa Daily Press association. He visited 26 countries on this duty Karen Dunn, Age 6, Hurt In Stair Fall Karen, six year old daughter of Mr, and Mrs, Joe 'Dunn, fell Sun, day evening on the bottom stair step at her home, the fall being caused by -twisting her ankle in some-manner. She was taken to the Kossfwth hospjal at once and the seriousness of the case has not been determined. Mr, Dunn is still in service tout is at home on a fur- Jpugh. Wednesday Is First Day Spring, Tra La! • Spring' weather, with some rain, has been Kossuth 1 ? fare the past week, with forecasts for fair weather the rest of this week. The week's Date Hii' March 1? , T ,-.„*}§ March 13 ,,-^: rT ,.,^67 March 14 _.,,,^,,, TT 67 March 15 (.03 R.) .,,,53 Marph }fr (.17 B,k,,,§l To lone Rock In 75 Minutes Lone Rock: When it tomes to backing up claims, and > settling; bets, Ed Priebe of Fenton doesn't believe in fooling- f around. ,, He believes in action, and as a result he has convinced the Fenton-Lone Rock community that at 46 years of age he's iir miehty good physical shape. Last Thursday morning, friendly discussion led to some bets with Lone Rock friends, as to who could run the fastest Ed, a retired farmer, said' he didn't think he could do so bad, „ , despite not being exactly a youngster. As a result Priebe backed up his claims'wlth a bet, and at :•• 8 a. m. he left Priebe's store in Fenton and began a long distance run to Lone Rock! He arrived at Priebc's store. Lone Rock, at 9:15 a. m., still in good condition, after a distance of six miles. He made the first three miles in 45 minutes and the last three miles in 30 minutes, doing better on the last half than on the first half, after he got the feel of the contest He averaged about five miles an hour. 4,^°? E ^ B ' rive * ln L °nc Rock he found the streets lined wtih Fenton and Lone Rock people, won and collected on his bets, and felt fine. ' And, as a climax, Ed right then and there was' willing to bet he could keep right on ninning—to Burt this time. But there were no takers. He had everyone convinced WORLD TRADE IS PROSPERITY KEY SAYS ALLAN KLINE -More than 300 members of Algona service clubs and their guests enjoyed a dinner and program, last Wednesday evening, in the Academy gym, in which Allan B. Kline, vice president of the American Farm Bureau Federation was the guest speaker. In a sound talk, Mr. Kline pointed out that (a) planned agricultural production provided a grain surplus that came in mighty handy during war years; (b) commercial agriculture was a sensible thing, not to be shunned, and in which all farmers should participate; (c) good farming practices have proved that they bring more return to the farm and increase the farm's value; (d) that we must participate in world trade and world affairs to prosper and to keep peace; (e) and that we. do not have to worry too much about having another war so long as we, a peace ful nation, own the atomio bomb exclusively. H. D. Hutchins Presides. Harold Hutchins, toastmaster introduced Mr. Kline - and other program numbers, -and did a mos capable job. The dinner and program were jointly sponsored by the Algona Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary clubs Mrs. Sylvia Gunn presented a period of informal instrumental music pridr to the seating of the guests, and >Beecher Lane led the group in a few good old songs be-, fore the dinner was served. Linnan Offers Welcome. Shirley-Anliker, accompanied by Mrs. Gunn on the piano, presented two vocal numbers, and Don Hutchins also. presented vocal numbgrs^aceomnanied by Mrs. KENT, PERCIVAL ADD $35,000 TO CITY EXPANSION Luke E. Linnan,' speaking for the host clubs, welcomed the farmers to the meeting, and'expressed appreciation on behalf of the clubs for the good turnout and the friendly 'acquaintanceship in the past with the guests. Two Tickets Filed In Swea City Vote Swea City: Two complete tickets of candidates 'for the town election are how In the field.- The election will be held next Monday, March 25, NEW FARM BUREAU STAFF MEMBER Heading the People's ticket is Dr. J. R. Forbes, candidate .for mayor. Candidates for councilmen are Dr. C. C. Anderson, O. W, Blomster, A. B. \Tweeten, Robert Bell and Arnold Anderson. The iCtizens Ticket named A. f, Eggers. for mayor, and-Fred Peterson, E. L. Hansen, Carl Ap- Jlequist, Adolph Mortensen and VI; L. Johnson for the 'council. The first two men are now coun- Low 33 45 45 17 (•13 March' W (43 ....-,„„ t may be a fejt premature to :et ypur seeds out, 6u( Harry !te, weatherman, say§ it will subject. cilpen, [njuries From Hog Call For 60 Stitches Mrs. Ppank S*piUes pf Whitte- nore received word Saturday l»m New Hampton that her Bother; Walter Klein, had just seen released from the hospital owing 80 accident at his farm tftef spending six days there fol- Jpwng an. accident at his farm honte neaj J^ew Hampton. Mr." Klem 'Was walking around , his, hog pen when one of the sne.akpd up behind him and fc caught Mr. Kline's of monej' were Larry §pr 99 d of hot wWef and W m Stories, ws&tffeja & Jeft ye.d lder down , burns, fppm h«f harm to-study . first 4ay ol Sprjn| after his leg open up to \ ,» f ^' - J*^? aniwe, rto "- hip,. Sl^y stiteEes* were*r e : $ to ftiose'tbe wound. He is st bw h«me recuperating. :, Frank Berg of Whitte$ ajso a, ' MORE DIVORCES IN COURT GRANTED Three divorces were granted Saturday in district court,' by Judge G. W. Stillman, and in a fourth case a supplemental de cree was signed by the judge to insure payment of child support The divorces: Florence 'Kress from Jacob Kress, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple were married Aug. 18, 1943, at Pique Kansas. There are no children, Lola Mae Lincoln from Ralph Leo Lincoln, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple were married Feb. 17, 1934. They have no children. Frances Marie Hudson from James Lee Hudson, charging cruel and • inhuman treatment. They were married in Oct. 1936, at Fort Dodge, and have one child. In the case of Zada Koppen vs. Andrew Koppen, a supplemental decree was signed requiring the defendant to pay $11.25 weekly until all of the couple's five children reach the age of 18 for support of the children. They were divorced March 26, 1943. at which time a settlement-agreement was made, but the plaintiff alleges it was unsatisfactory. West Bend Girl Horned et Iowa was^jjsoj!., , fefljwpg at the ...... -fS fewspk 6be te .tefijyftwwjw"* V ohs, Pollege, re* Owen Hart, above, joined- the flossuth Farm Bureau staff, this week, as cpunty organization director. ' Mr. Hart was born and raised in ,CJay county, graduated from Dickens high school, and with his father farmed a half section m Clay county, while assisting in that county as Farm Bureau organization. director for two y ,*rs. ffe is married and has one daughter. ,age4 three. For' the present th family is living 'jn 14 BOWLERS REACH COVETED 200 CLUB Fourteen bowlers reached the coveted "300".club, in the Kossuth League at the Berry alleys last week. Grotte of the Council Oak team carried off top honois with a 249 game. Other high games were: Bleich (218), BJanchard f203,), Batt (206). Hutchison (200) Briggs (81-i), Geilanfeldt (201) With approval of three new building permits by the city council last Thursday, the total potential building planned for Algona in business structures alone has reached $150,000 within the span of a few weeks. Newest permits were issued as follows: Kent Motor Co.—Permit for an 88x132 foot building of hollow tile, or concrete construction, for fireproof building to house a parts reconditioning plant, for Tord products, estimated cost 20,000 or more. The structure will be built on C. & N. W. property on North Phillips St., north of the present depot park. Clayton Percival—Permit for a 60x120. building on South Philips St., just south of the Brown Dairy, to house a new garage for he Percival Motor Co., also of ollow tile and fireproof, estimated cost $15,000. Hoenk Motor Co.—-Permit for emodeling of garage interior nd showroom, $1,000. Other Recent Projects Added to the permits already issued in recent weeks, the total of new 'business construction in Algona being planned begins to assume a considerable proportion, assuming that the jam on building materials doesn't slow down or stop the forward motion. ; Other -big -projects of recent announcement were: K. S. Cowan—$50,000 building to house two State, street stores, one basement rental property, and a second story hotel of .about 22 rooms. Frank Vera—$12,000 garage at Dodge and Call for the Kirk Auto Co. P. R. Irons—$3,000 building for «.' heating and plumbing' shop arid office. ^ ," r Elmer_j LilKUjyjitj-e&LOaOQQ. louse* th'e, Koss'utK, Chevrolet Co.' New" Business Section , * "^ The Kent Motor parts recondi- ' ioning plant .is now located on he second floor of the Kent Moor garage, and employs some 50 leople. It is one of only two of ts kind in this section of the nid-west. With. the production f new cars after the war, sup- rate quarters are now necessary or this branch of the business. The new announcements indicate one thing clearly, and that is that the Phillips street section of Algona, north and south of State street, is going io be. the center of a new business section connected with farm implements, .automobiles, and heavier lines of merchandise. The trend of new business buildings in Algona is clearly east on State street toward the C. & N. ,W. depot. Talk Water Softener Plant The city council also received a report from Burns 84 McDonald, municipal consultants, on a possible setup of a city water softener plant in Algona. The firm was hired some time ago .to make such a survey. In the report submitted, ttie §uph tim as housing can b e fp«n4 in Algous. Child Has Pneumonia Otto, H-mon, of Rev. 'and Mrs Otto i pf Sr. (209), Waldron (203), Percival (204), C. SmiUv (225). Intel-mill (207), Young (211), and A, Kroniinga (gjs), Tteam steadings shov/e4 Beckers with a 01-17 wpn *md lost record, and fjrst place sewed up gue. Qld Style kager, and Titonka are all bunched iij the order name4 lor runner league, high totals KSifellQ; njen §unday ghe firm estimated that a city water softening plant, erected on a site south of the new Municipal Light Plant, would cost in the neighborhood of $120,000 The report indicated that after installation there, would be little yearly upkeep cost, City councilmen stated that they have made no decision in ;he matter, -but in looking ahead lad anticipated a public demand , for such a plant. If erected, it'41 could be paid for entirely out of money now in reserve in the water fund, without any addi* ,,„ tional assessment or taxpayer ex* n >ense. Veto Parking Meters The question of installing city parking meters on three blpckg of State 1 street was passed over after some discussion, it 'was ; contended that while the meters might serve the purpose of stoplr pmg all-day parking on folks , J -, local „ would also be' an to outside trade. An alternate suggestion made that certain areaF'in block be designated fer „ minute paring only, ftu| ins a fai^y quick ' •\>>i% •- ',4l5 t l S?-"

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