The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 2, 1946 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 2, 1946
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"'. '':'-,.'!•.•-.:.; !-".• "•' f-\ •'.'. '•! ..V?, S» ; i.S'p?''' • •''.'. /•"} '': !: 'f^:' K ?£\ v :,>.•• •>: ';••»:•• ^ ;J'*$?K||$ F1REENGIME; IfiOOStD ESTABLISHED 1868 , IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 2,1946 16 Pages—Two Sections city cbunell authPfteed rehase, last Thursday even* ,, •$&&& c% fir« truck at a ,iM $-4,975. ,~-- maehlhewill be Jnount&l ftoa; Chevrolet ctiassisi, Will! be a atpstyle design with ah elevated daft capable of pumping 500 fal* Ions a mlhute, and will be- deilv6f-> «id.fby the 1 General Fire Truck Co. oMifetrbit, .Mich. The pumping unites a.Watroiis design. '•-,,' •i'TOe; truck will have h£avy duty, overload springs, a 1wo*speed fear ajyCftttd a 100 'horsepower engine, tpelfvery' is promised within 60 dfyg after delivery of the chassis to'|the fire truck bojdy concern, 1: All Salaries Raised. |*he council also approved a rated in salary for all, city .em* .pldyefes. There' are 34 city employ- eel, and the raise .Was arranged by upfiing the hourly base #ay of all employees. -It was estimated that the total increase would be somewhere in th6 neighborhood of $5,000 per yeir. for all 34 employees. Approval was also granted for ? contract to paint the i city water tower. The name "Algona" is to be again painted on the tank as before. Cost of the job will be $815. ;':' Licenses and Permits. jCl'garette licenses were issued to Ted Vera, Moe & Sjogren and Brown's Grocery. ^Building permits were issued to , tHeShullz Garage for a $5,000 ad" dltion, to Kenneth Cowan for permission to excavate gnder the 1 Sidewalk at his new building site on State St. cfor ibowlirig alleys, and i to/several others for minor repair Wdrk. • . .Twto citizens appeared before the council and called attention to a/situation locally where a couple 1 with five children are living in a; home that has no sewage facilities , or water! Ra'w garbage and sewage is being dumped into a hole in the ..ground, the 'committee, stated and asked the council action to stop it. Abatement of a nuisance proceedings were approved arid the matter turned over to City Attorney J .D. Lowe. Ask Playground Commission. Robert 'McCulloiigh, representing the Junior Chamber of Commerce, appeared before the council also, and outlined a proposal from the J. C's. regarding,development of a playground commission. .':. The organization offered to cooperate with the city in forming such a group, and to take over management of the swimming pool proper under the proposed setup. If adopted, the plan would dovetail a co-ordinated playground program /under the commission in with one by the school district, for use during the summer months. The couricil seemed favorable to the idea,' and was to study the rnatter and possibly appoint a playground commission to act tem- (pararily ,6ntil the next city •elec- ItlorKatJ/wfaiih'-tijne-vvoter's w.qirtd ONE KILLED, MISHAPS Sexton War Bride Arrives; Convert School Into Home pay.'- '•'• ;; "v •.>-; l ^f"i-'.''^'' - '•'; Under the "new "city;: electrician's ordinance, an electrician's, exam\ ining board was appointed, and fi consists of Eugene Hitchins, coun- jcilman, C. U. Pollard, city light ft arid watea- superintendent, and Deau localgarage man. . ;W.P. FRENCH NEW iROTARY CLUB HEAD '-'• W. P. French was elected pres- 1 ident of the Algona Rotary club, Monday, noon, at the annual election. H ( b succeeds John Haggard. * M. P. • Weaver was named vice president, Lyle Mathes was named secretary arid A. W. Amunson was re-elected treasurer. New directors are Ted Larson and Jei'ry Lewis, : r'^Joe Bradley gave an interest£v ing talk ioojj .;w«v v " ' ' n m- gtym-b--'**' * 4 1 •*$. in V » |L, mai m&:--zmi >* • 51 as r » 8** torn jt Some jfc.w ^ fcran- An English war bride and her year-old daughter are newcomers in the Sexton community, and pretty tickled about- 'their new home in America—-oven if it was necessary to cOnVcit a rural schoolhoUse into a home to find n plade to live. Mrs. Patricia Kulsohara, pic^ tured above with her daughter, is the wife of Henry (Bud) Ku't- schara. who arrived March 21'in New York oh-the Queen Mary, and hv Wesley via train a week ago Thursday. The : ship left' Southampton March 13. 1 • - '.. Mrs. Kutschara, who is 22, was born in London, and lived there until the war started, then went to another part of the island for the remainder of the war. Bud was overseas in the army for three years, during which time he met his future bride, • and they were married at the church of Our Lady, Cambridgeshire. When the war ended, Bud, like many other American boys who married overseas, was .faced with the problem of leaving his new family :and returning here, and also of getting them across the, ocean. He came home and being unable to find any other Mrs. Kuischara and Daughter place to live, took over a rural school, a mile south and one east of Sexton, which he fixed over into an attractive three-room home. Mrs. Kutschara and her daughter arranged to come to America as soon as they could. Bud met them at Wesley. "It's just like summer at home right now," said the pretty war bride, enjoying the sunshine out- side'of her new home last week." She says she' is busy house- MRS. JOE HARIG DIES; RITES SET HERE WEDNESDAY iMrs. J. A. Harig died Sunday •evening at six o'clock at her home following an illness of six weeks durng which she >was bedfast. She had not been in good health for sometime, and.a year ago had undergone an operation which it was hoped would benefit her health. .Helen McMahon Was born February 2, 1001, the daughter; of-Mr. and :Mrs. J S;.E, McMahori", heij fath- J. H. Warburton Of Lakota, Open House Lakota: 'Mr. and Mrs. J. H. War- •burton will celebrate their golden •wedding anniversary, Sunday, April 7, at their home'in Lakota. -. The Warburtons were married 50 years a-go that date, and have been lifelong residents of Kossuth County, having been married in Lakota in' 1896. '."•'•/. They iwill hold open house fi'om 2- to 5 p. m. and from 7 to 9 p. m. Their friends are invited to call. 'Sirijsin'awa',jsphobl ''4. dr ibuque before 'graduating ifrpm' . University of Iowa. She then taught school for a few years prior to her marriage. In May 1930 she was married to Joseph A. Harig and to them wore born two daughters and two sons, Betty, Gene, David and Patty. Mrs. Harig was an active worker in the Legion Auxiliary and had served as a past, president. She was also a member of. the P. E. O. society. She was a devoted wife and mother and her family was always her first consideration'. " Beside her husband, who is a member of the Kossuth Motor Co, firm, and 'her Children, she is survived by her mother, brother Maurice of Minneapolis and two sisters, Mrs. Ralj)h Carpenter of Marshalltown and Mrs. Richard Schmitz of Storm Lake, all ' of whom will be here if or the services. Also coming are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Featherstone of Omaha, Mrs. Featherstono being a cousin. {} sides $400 on his home. There is many LOOSEN UP SOON (Algona lumber dealers were .feeling somewhat more optimistic, this week, about the general building situation than for many weeks past." ; * The • new government housing directive may prove . a definite boomerang favoring some of the non-metropolitan building material firms, rather than a detriment to'construction, one dealer said, • .. '.;.', ., ''We arc very anxious to alleviate the housing situation," said another, "not only for returning veterans but many folks who also need housing. How to get materials has been the'big problem, and the new regulations will help some types of construction." ' The new regulations still permit the farmer to spend up to $1,000 on his farm buildings, be- he minds of James' Gift Section is Filled to Overflowing with Easter Gifts So. many new gift «*mi| that v« can't be«ln to tell you about all of them here! We'll just list a few— com* in and see the whole sparkling selection for yourself ! • New Tiffin Vases • New California irtetlox and Bon Bon Pishes lianas-painted Blue Ridge Mountains ; Pictures and Lovely Princeton China Gifts Shipment Rhinestone CUPS, > ' > ' Earrings '.•''••••.':• . », New Meilpjf Console qpaljle Arrange- * Locket* to * with Smart Gold, Silver .'** \\ l *r^ •%;%• ,* keeping and learning how to cook. "I have to almost learn over again, because you have so many things to cook with that I'm not used to," she added. Bananas are something she can't get enough of, and the richness of the food amazes her. • Mrs. Kutschara has a mother living in Surrey, England, and a sister who married another ex- soldier and will soon be going to Houston, Tex., to live. Her sister left for the States March 20. The English girl says that the voyage across was uneventful, she wasn't sea sick, and after she reached New York the Red Cross and other agencies were, most helpful in getting her started on her way to Iowa. Her husband is planning on farming, and for the. time being the little family is neatly housed by the use of a little Yankee ingenuity on the school house remodeling program. Mrs.. Kutschara says she has met a few of her neighbors, found all of them very friendly, and'knows she's going to be happy for one thing resulting from the war—she met her husband and came to America. SEVEN MORE VOTE RESULTS IN AREA ARE TABULATED Se.ven town and village clec*' tions, held a week ago Monday and not reported in last week's paper, arc as follows: 3 NSW COUNCILMEN AT BANCROFT ELECTED With 201 votes cast, Dr. T. J. Egan was re-elected mayor, Joe Fuchs. Arthur C. Welp arid'Oohr/ aid Murray were named as counf- cilmen. Fuchs, Welp and Murray- are new members.. T. D. .Garry, Verne Austin and V. J. Latthner wore name'd to the park commission. .'•;•• CIVIL SUITS, ONE CRIMINAL CASE UP IOR COURT TRIALS . Twenty-five additional petit jur- ;ors were called this Week, to report next Tuesday, April 9, for the opening of the April court term. At the same time, it appeared likely that three damage suits and one criminal case would go to jury trial unless otherwise settled before court opens. The criminal matter is that of the State vs. Helmar Beenken, the latter being charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxl- c&ted, as a result orf his arrest in Algona last Feb. 2 by State Patrol-" man Hutchlnson. New Jurors Called. . jThe .additional jurors called Monday by Helen White, clerk of court, iollow: Rose 'Anderson, Algona; Doris Barnard, Algona; Tice Brack, Lbdyard; Edythe Brundage, Algona; E. M. Christensen, Burt; Helen Collins, Algona. JRomala- Combs, Algona; Ida Darnell, Ledyard; Agnes Eischeid, Algona; Bertha Elvidge, Burt; Audra Hcerdt, Algona; Eleanor Hecland, Algona; C. B. Hench, Titonka; A. H. Hundeby, Swea City; L.- H. Kleinpeter, Wesley. Peter Kramer, Bancroft; Gladys Lockes, Ledyard; Luella Malueg, Algona; iMrs.'J. A. Nelson, Lu- Verne; Mary Olson, Algona; Mrs. J. F. Overmeyer, Algona; Ruth Raney, Algona; A. L. Rochleau, Whittembre; 'Mrs. George Smith, LuVerne; and Meta Vohs, Algona. Civil ,Sults For Trial. : [Three civil suit actions scheduled! to come to trial are as follows: 'Mrs. Myrtle 'Frost, Whittemore, ;v.4 Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hasty, :L6tts Creek, asking damages of ;$27,750, as the result of an accident, Nov. 3, near Lone Rock, toet- twcen a .gravel truck driven by Mr. Frost, who was killed, and a car driven by'Mrs. Hasty. A cross ipctition was tiled by the Hastys asking $13,671.90..Both the Hastys were injured in the accident: Z. 'Florenc.csiHagg ; vs. ^Skelly Oil 'Co 1 ,,, pskin^ $5,000 : damages and ' jesult tof, an accident " **" " " QUIET ELECTION AT WEST BEND; 146 VOTES Jos. Dorweilcr was re-elected mayor of West Bend without opposition. P. O. Dorweiler, Leo Montag, J. A. Olson,' R. J. Wilson and Ludwig Reinen were named'to the council. The.latter replaces Adolph Mikes, who was not a candidate. SALEROOM OPERATOR IS NEW LIVERMOHE MAYOR William Nunmaker, owner of Figueroa Ballroom and Cafe, was named mayor of Livermore, succeeding Larry Lucas, who was not a candidate for reelection. Nunmaker defeated Jim Hughes by four votes. Elected to the council were '" s J?i-: •'•''-*"^^Nor- Ray. new 1118 'ilisibn'With;atriick .driven by Paul •'Lindholjh; >; "i '•':":': '.' • • M. J. Streit'ys. Carl Reid, asking damages <rt $186 as the result of an accident. 4 •' Five Juvenile Cases. , . •Five juveniles are- . slated for hearing in juvenile court, in the coming week. Today, the case of a 15-year-old Algona boy is slated to-come before the court. The youth was apprehended by city police several weeks ago and admitted robbery of the West End Pool Hall,, authorities stated. His parents have moved out of the city and he was living with' his grandmother, at the time.' . ..•••• " ••'.... Three bth'er youths, two of them 15 and another 12, are slated for hearings April 5. They have been in previous trouble in both Algeria and Burt, and recent troubles again bring them into court. A Bancroft youth, 17, with a previous record, is charged with breaking into the J. H. Menke filling station at Bancroft, March 23, and will also'get a hearing April 5. Judge G. W, Stillman of Algona will bear the cases, as well as preside at the •forthcoming term of the regular court.. Algonans Wed SO Years Pictured above are Mr. 1 and Mrs. Mart Weaver of Algona who celebrate their golden wedding anniversary today with an open house, from 2 to 5 p. m. and from 8 o'clock this evening., A family dinner is to be 'held this evening, also.. The Weavers were married 50 years ago in the Algona Congregational church. . • • Two Veterans Added to Staff of Algona Upper DesMoines ssf^te 100 VETS GUESTS AT LUVERNE PARTY LuVerne: Neafty 100 World War one and two veterans and their wives attended a dinner and party given in their honor by the. Ladies Auxiliary of the Ernest iMerkle Post vy LuVerne, Friday evening, in the high school gymnasium. The hall was decorated with the color scheme of red, white and blue. The three long^tables were decorated with .candles and nut cups. During the dinner Mi's. HaroW Phil{ips led in group singing p| songs from both wars, Ray Stone at the pi' th,e dinner Miss Weyer'sans two vocal 'erg accompanied by Mrs, " Phillips. Commander ^cl.g3Y e 8 short me?' J iebalf .'"of the Ameriean tv:. ; M|sa Esther Merkle, itress; also, gave a short "os the Awliary, Hai> V| World. War Jl vet,„„ .jfcei tine fcadjes' An " iary fqf thjB bMjquet; ., tt>f'; evening -'w»8 -.-„,,.. ^..rr,,.,,, mysie being -'•-—^ ^ ' Clem Erlander Two new employees, • both World 'War..' II veterans, . have been added to the-staff of this newspaper: • •-. : , ; .'',-. •Clem Erlander has 'joined the force as advertising.; manager, and' Richard' Sheldon .as printer. Both served; in tile army, Erlander from January,'1042,/until February, 1946, and'.,'Sheldon from Feb. 1943 until 'last;-month./Prior to cnlistin,ent ;'iri the army', where he rose from an en- MRS. RAP RITES AT ST. BENEDICT St. Benedict: Mrs. Martin Rahm, 94, died at St. Benedict last Tuesday, March 26, at the home of her daughter, 'Mrs. John Roskoph. She had been in poor health for the past three years, but confined to her toed <for-only the past three Weeks. • Funeral services were held Thursday morning at St. Benedict Catholic church, with high mass read by Father Neppel. Pallbearers were six grandsons, Anthony, Julius, Martin and Vincent Seller, and Clarence and Jerome ElsenbaVth. Mrs, Rahm is,sui-vived by three daughters, Mrs. Henry Seiler of Algona, Mrs. Roskoph of St. Benedict and Mrs, Frank Eisenbarth of Algona. One daughter, Mrs. Nick Roskoph, preceded her in death 10 years ago. Mrs. Rahm was born Oct. 17, 1851, in Bavaria, Germany, and came to America with her parents at the age of six months to a set* llement at Boaver Pam. Wis. They later came to St, Benedict. She >was married to Martin Rahm at Beaver Dani, Feb. 7,1872, and the couple was one of the first pioneer families to settle in this area. , ' Jn 1900 they retired from the farm -west of town" and Jived in §f. Benedict, Iiv his earlier years, her husband orgsuvzed the Pepple/s Savings, Bank at 8t Benedict. Two Case* Before Mayor Kohlhaas justice af this peape esses were prbwgljiV befprg Richard Sheldon listed.'man to cap'tairi in the army engineers, Erlander was 'connected ."with the advertising dept. - of ' Joske's department store, San 'Antonio, Texas, and J prior to that he was advertising manager of .the Faribault Daily News, Faribault, Minn.,- and advertising' manager of the L. S. Donaldson ,Co.; Minneapolis. He served overseas in the far ;Pacific 1 theatre of operations. 5 Dick .Sheldon was - connected with the Upper DCS Moines from August, 1942,_.until he went into the army. He is from Eldora, la., where he worked on both the Hardin County Index and Herald-Ledger. He is married to the former Mary Ellen Anderson, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Joe Anderson of Algona, and the couple have a two-year-old son. Sheldon was attached to the army engineers, also as a searchlight electrician. He will begin work April 8. Erlander is already on the job. After the war years, running short-handed on the paper .most of the time, it is a relief to be' able to fill out the staff and we hope to give better service. June A. Corey will continue to handle some • advertising accounts, and be able to devote more time to office management, Which with an increasing number of government reports and records, is not small item in any business today, POSTHUMOUS STAR AWARD CEREMONY Whit'temore; The Whittemore American Legion .Seely Walsh post No. 425 is preparing to honor; the survivors of one of their sons who was killed in action in the Pacific, theater of war, toy the award of a bronze, star to John Mosbach, posthumously for Cle-t tys J, Mosbach with the marines. The award will be given by Capt. Japk Munday, of the Mar rines peadcmarter§ recruiting di? vision of Oes Moines. In connection with the giving of the award the^ local post" will hold an initi^ ation ptgftm&gQ service men of World War I! who Mve and will join, toe local" assaul WMW» J^S^, M 3 i^s^J;l|J m^Mfm^mjk WESLEY BOY DIES; HUGH COLWELL IN LOCAL HOSPITAL I Wesley: Funeral services Were I held here Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p. m. for Larry Monsbn, 4, I son of'Mr. and Mrs. Albert'Mon- i son of here, who was struck and ! killed by a car on Wesley's main i street, Thursday evening about 6 i p. m. i Larry was playing With some j 'companions along the curb, when I he ran in front, of . a -machine driven by' LcRoy Amstead, 32,Of Eagle Grove, and was struck.'He suffered a basal. skull fracture and both legs were'broken. - ; Death was said to be almost instantaneous. ; • Held for Questioning Amstead, who .,' runs a sales barn at Eagle Grove, and his companion, Leo. Parker, also o'fi Eagle Grove, were held for. questioning, Thursday night, and ,a coroner's jury convened Friday morningi called by Dr. R. A. Evans, county coroner, and H. W. Miller, county attorney. The men were later released. .-'•'•. The jury after going over all facts in the matter brought in.'a- verdict to the .effect that there was no felonious intent on the part of the car. On the jury were Tom McMahon, John Hutchinspn and Rev. J. A. Riggs. • Deputy Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, Highway. Patrolman D. S. Hutchison, and Coroner Evans investigated' the accident immediately after •': it was reported, Thursday night. ; Playing Near Highway Reports stated that Larry'was playing > near the >Monson home with some other children, .near the west edge of town; on highway 18. . ..'• .''':•-,'. After the accident he was picked up and taken, to a dentist's office by Glenn v Roland, who happened to .'be ^ .passing; tit the" time. Amstead. was stMfteji 'by the tragedy.; !Mrs, '•• Mpnjspii heard the children [ .screairi;:. raii; out and picked .up^fhS):; youngesti: childjf rom ?"- • ii ~ i -———-^ '•••'•• .--.'-i'>.-- , home- here, where called. Th^rg(J to the' Kpfsytlt rays rev He was a several • ,, Cplwejl Henry 'U ded, arid was •>•"».'.-,-\-if•••««!«*'•-f^e^'PSW '.'SR^3 ' ••' **-jj®f- mm mmmMmf,* ¥iif:hisSMiM 4 LONE ROCK BOYS ' ABE INJUHED ; :..'•'Lone Rock: Four high school boys received severe • injuries Sunday afternoon about 4:45::p. m. when the car in. which they were riding went .-in the. ditch and hit a telephone -pole rpllihg the car over at, the C. Mi Gr.6ss corner a mile and a half south of here. '.-.•• ••','• •' ; ., '. •• •: - ; The driver, Willard. Ohm, lost control. of the car and received a cracked rib and minor /injuries. Don Bierstedt , received a;back ! -in'i,. jury and suffered from sheclC Charles Haack received .a severe cut on the ., leg; and Dick Gross received a bump on the head. The boys were, brought to the *.': General hospital, where they received treatment, ' HUGH COLWELL GETS FRACTURE OF THE SKULL Hugh Colwell, prominent Algona auctioneer, who received a • fractured skull early last Thursday morning in a, mishap west of Algona, was reported Monday to be out of danger. Colwell and Frank Johnson were coming home from a sate at Emmetsburg, about la. m, last Thursday, West of Algona the light fuse on the car blew out, and Hugh turned the wheel over to Johnson while, he got out on the ; running board arid held a flashlight for protection of the car and to help see the road. His hat blew off, and he asked Johnson to stop, While the latter was doing so, Colwell in some manner lost hjis \ t balance and( •• plunged headfirst to the pave; ment. scious.

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