The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 30, 1946 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 30, 1946
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VOL. 81—NO. 17 De§ Main eg,' ONA RECEIVES WARDATD1NNER ESTABLISHED 1868 IOWA . TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 1946 Three Sections—16 Pages SHERMAN POTTER VICniOFHEART ATTACK MONDAY Ammonia Mishap For Roy Ditsworth -j-Uppcr DCS itfoines Ncwsfoto , Mayor Frank ,°J2 lh J la , s ', of A'gona Ms holding the 94S. Safety. Award, won by the Algona -in its class in state .competition) for the .city . record .last year, in. preventing, -reporting .and'.'cducatlng against motor traf- ite Accidents, ' ;' . • ; ,/ Mayor, Kqhlhaas was. presented with';the t a#ard-';at 'the . Kiwariis lUrioiHebn, last Thursday noon, by HarryvBrpwn of Mason' City, state Council-president. '^ This Is : the, third award- in five ywta w,oh by Algona. > . Dr. .-Karl: Hoffman, :club presi- erit,- presided.' at the meeting. Tayor Kohlhaas introduced spe- lal. guests, and Frank Ulish, dis- Itnct 'safety supervisor,' spoke on [(the subject of highway safety, fol- wed % Mr. Brown; who then dde the presentation, .{Dr. C. •£. Sliierk of Algona, a tos'trlot' 1 - 'safety director, spoke riefly,: arid bows were taken by ?t,.Clapp' of Humboldt, Patrolman , S; Hutiihinson; L. W. Dickinson, id city' police officers, Cecil Mcannis, Tim, O'Brien, Albert Weis- lar' and Albert Boekelman, and Unstable Ernst Thlel. City coun- 1 men Were also' guests, as well as iresidipnts of 'Several other civic organisations. .,. ;^ $700 LOSS SUNDAY IN FARM BLAZE , Loss of between $700 and $800 resulted, Sunday morning, in a ,fjro at i the farm , of ^Lawrence Gisch, three-- miles north and one and onc-half miles west of Al- re^stai fluid!, . . <;-By-hooking the tractor to a car, the piece of machinery was pulled from the building'and suffered only superficial damage, but. the two-machine garage was totally destroyed, and with it iiriuch other farm machinery. '.;;, A call.'to Algona. brought the local fire department out in force,, and the spread of F flames was'stopped. A nearby brooder ;houjse ! ;was. dragged to safety and /Was qnly scorched. -..'••-•; : rJv.Abhut 150 gallons of gasoline rwcro.stpr.ed, in barrels at the rear jpf' the garage. One hundred gal- Jons went up in flames, and one : 5-gallo"ri barrel ignited but fife• men, extinguished this blaze with ', chemicals. ' ' .'•:. There was liUle or no breeze, which also helped to confine Ihe tire, ./'. . :•.;•. : A large crowd gathered to watch the fire, which appeared worse than it. actuajy was because pf the shooting flames and smokp from the gasoline. A part of the loss was. covered toy insurance. ; ',. ^Sherman J. Potter, 52, died Very suddenly Monday morning at his home on east Linden street fallowing a heart attack. He had complained for a day or two of a pain in his chest, but since it had been attributed to a cold, he had gone about his usual duties, and was down town Sunday. He suffered the attack early Monday morning and died before he could be taken to a hospital. Sherman Johnson Potter was born July 15, 1893 at Hobart, which later , became , Hobarton. His parents, Mr, and Mrs. Frank Potter, and their family later moved to Sioux' City, and Sherman spent part of his life in Illinois. . • •'.''• Was Raising Turkeys • Seven; or eight years ago he returned to Algona, and for a time was in the insurance business. Later he engaged in chicken raising a,nd for a time was employed by the Railway Express Co. This spring he gave that up to go into the turkey business. Sherman's genial manner and friendly smile made him liked 'by all who came to know him. Mr. Potter is survived by his mother, who returned to Algona about five years ago to make her home with him, by a brother Merland in Chicago and a sister, Roy Ditsworth, employed at the Algona Ice Cream & Candy Factory, had a close call from serious injury, last week, when ammonia sprayed from a valve he was operating, and struck him in the eyes. Given immediate medical attention, the ammonia was washed out and every care taken to prevent" serious complications. ' Ditsworth was expected to be back on the job this week. FOR 14 NEW HOMES CLOSING SCHEDULE INSTORESFIXED Effective the week of May 6. and thereafter during the summer months, the closing schedule for Algona 'stores will be as follows: Weekdays—5:30 p. m. Saturdays — 10 p. m., (Except for ladies' ready-to-wear stores, which will be 9 p. m.) The new store hours were . announced by the closing committee of The Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. ' Neva Sohunck of Sioux City. -He is also survived by a large number of cousins and other relatives in this community. Services on Wednesday Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 at the McCullough, chapel, the Rev. N. A. Price iri^-'aharge, and .burial will be made in Sioux City. Here from out of town to attend the funeral will be Mr. and Mrs. Merland Potter of Chicago, Mrs. Neva Schunck and son Henry of SiouxlQlty,.N.E.. Johnson of , Cherpkee^and feMr, ^ 3 MUSICI ENTRIES STAtMNERS i Two froup! entries arid one soloist took first places In the state music tournament at Sac City, last • Thursday, from' 'Algona. high : se/hool. ; :' ' • . . : Placing in cless I were the sax- i ophpne 'quartette, "composed of -• Shirley' Helberg, . Joel Herpst, Vernon Voyles and David Shuim way, wfiose picture Ma paper car, rled recently, the cornet trio com' posed of Bill Becker, Dick Keith and Don Potter, and the tenor saxophone entry, Joel Herbst, , . Second, plqqe jiwardff'were wpn I by Shirjey Helberg«4lso saxophone and Joa,n Walcott, bassoon soloist. There were shout 3,gOQ persons present et the state meet, and the Algona'group w§nt to^e competition' In cars driven by Joel flerost, RwVoy|es'tn4;D|ck*%th. R.C, Quater, high sghpof rai5|o. dfreptor, and his, wjfe, Jhf Wtt«? acting as cbaperone, supervised the 'group. Msrton TutttesnfrJo&n. Pletpiv provided, me acompanyJog if«n j? the PAROLED CONVICT IS JAILED HERE A paroled convict from Fprt Madispn penitentiary found himself in hot water, Monday, charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The defendant, Leo Cornelius Vermuele, had been 'employed by- a farmer near Algeria" during his •parole. Saturday night he drove the farm truck to Algona, and was found. by city police at the wheel of the truck,, after Mt had pushed a car owned by a local woman for some distance 'before the machines wedged themselves ngainst the .curb. Several Drunk f Cases At a hearing 'before Mayor Kohlhaas, Monday morning," he was hound over to the grand jury, and was in jail in the meantime. There was nobody in the car he was pushing around the, street, Two other mayor's court! cases were also heard.. Thomas Molanipy, Algona, was charged with drunkennes, pleaded guilty and was fined $10 and costs. Lyle Johnson, Algona, was fined $15 and costs on the same charge. Both were arrested by city police, Saturday, . Edward Hinz, Lu Verne, was fined $5 and costs and his liquor book suspended on a similar charge, last Saturday. Highway Violations Justice J. B, Johnston also had two court ca^es, both originating with state highway- patrolmen. Merle Gouge, Algona, was fined $5 and costs on a pharge of- operating a car without a driver's license. W. M. Mayer, Algona, charged with the same offense, aJso'Tie- ceived a fine of $5 and costs. BURTV.F.W.POST INSTALLS OFFICERS Burt: Installation of officers for Post 5236, Veterans of Foreign Wars, took place: here Tuesday evening, April 23, at the Legion hall. The post has been named the Carter-Stott post in honor of two Burt men who gave their lives in the war. • • H. S. Montgomery of Algona assisted with the-' installation cerem6nies. The following were installed: Paul C. .Olson,' 'commander; Henry L. Ollum. senior vice commander: Glee H; ..Bullpck, junior vice commander;: Gordon H. Gid- dings,;quaf.temjaster; RURAL WOMEN ARE GUESTS AT FIELD DAY, BURT, MS. The responsibility of the rural homemaker to the world outside her home, was emphasized by Mrs. Raymond Sayre, State .Farm Bureau Women's chairman, at the annual Kossuth County Rural Women's Day held at the Burt high school, April 23. According to Mrs. Sayre, we are past the day when a homemaker should be judged by her "housekeeping." A g6od housekeeper how gives more attention to building her children's character than keeping a spotless house and accepts readily her duty to improve community, national and international relationships. During the registration period from 1:00 to 1:30, Mrs. Clarence Seimer, county music chairman, played several musical selections. Mrs. V. K. Rising, accompanied by Mrs. A. L. Brown, led in group singing. . ^ • : , Mrs. Johnson Presided. The program was presided over by Mrs. Albert Johnson, county Farm Bureau women's chairman. Mrs. C. C. Inman, county international relationships chairman, explained the Clubmobile Fund and Pennies for Friendship; Mrs. L. H. Schenck, county school chairman, explained the school program; as did Mrs. Harold Hunt, the county library chairman, /the library program. Book plate awards were presented, 18 women for complet- Ceremony Maries Reconditioning Of 10,000th Ford Engine Here ,1. Fail In Kitchen Breaks Showlder Bwrt: Mrs.' ft, F. Waweott broke her fhpulder Wednf|d^y.whe.n she fell on her kitchen floor, SheVas l e "Hl g $ n , neF an ^ w , a « )&$ 89ing ' John 'DC Petei?s;;post 'advocate: Roy "A. CMrkr chaplain; =< Dr. Bahne 'K. Bahnsdn, surgeon; Douglas W. Eddy, patriotic instructor: Verne L.,, Lovstad, ser•vice officer; Calvin M. Bristow, legislative officer; Wayne E. Schichtl, publicity officer. Roland H. Lavrenz, commander firing squad; Estel Rentz, euard. , < The next meeting will be held Tuesday evening, May 14, at 8:15 p. m. in the Burt Legion hall. £. M.OLSON HEADS LIONS AT WESLEY Wesley: E, M. Olson was elected president of the Lions club at the club's regular meeting, Wednesday noon at t'he Methodist church. Dr, L. L. Pfeffer was elected 'first vice-president, Otto Henderson, 2nd vice president, L - S- Kleinpeter, secretary-treasurer, tail twisters .are Alfred Erdman and Bob Lawson. A.. L. Kleinpeter is Lion Tamer. Directors are Halvor Flom, Tom McMahon, Don Kraus and Dick -Grifhorst 1 . v Olspn and Root were elected delegates tp the state convention at Waterloo May 5, 6, 1, The Dorcas Circle served the luncheon, ing the reading project. Mrs. Henry Looft, county 4-H chairman, told about 4-H activities. Mrs. Albert Johnson presented the township chairmen with corsages in recognition of their fine service. Lillian Peckham, county home economist, honored the leaders who had taken subject matter back to neighbrohood groups from training schools. The "food for Famine" program was .discussed by A. L.'Brown, county ;. extension director, , who gaye'seyeral-spractical .suggestions ' Shown above are Wayne Bryson, Ford Motor Co. representative, at left, and Fred E. Kent of the Kent Motor Co., Algona, as they inspect the 10,000th reconditioned engine to go through the Ford Parts Reconditioning Plant here, April 18. Kent is now building a new structure on Diagonal St. at the C. & the expanded busi - N. W. tracks which will house ness, in the near future. . During a recent month, the local reconditioning plan processed the third highest total of motors in Ihe U S., statistics from other similar plants throughout the country showed. (Photo by Long's stricken countries ^overseas. ;/:'•'.' - 4-H President Speaks. Beverly Ditsworth, county 4-H girls' president, told of her 4-H club experiences. Mabel Phipps, district extension home economics supervisor, Ames, explained the function and relationship of extension. J. C. Skow, farm bureau' board member, spoke briefly on rural women's responsibilities in the county organization. Special music was furnished by the Burt high school girls' glee club and by Mrs. Everett Stevens of Sexton. , Mrs. A. L. Brown and Mrs. Wayne Keith poured at the tea following the meeting. The Greenwood township organization was in charge of decorations; Plum Creek, hospitality; and Mrs.. Art KrajjBe, Mrs. John Weber and Mrs, Perry Phillips of registration. Catch Boy Vandals CHILD, 20 MONTHS, ATTACKED BY DOG *> v Barbara Fraser, 20 months-olc laughter of Kenneth Fraser, was aadly bitten and .mauled by s Shepherd dog at the Fraser fanr seven m}les southwest of Algona Sunday, The little girl's, father was alst n the yard at the time, fortunately, and kicked J»nd fought ofi the dog, The animal had seemed jerfectly normal a few seconds 'before the attack; little child's face, , after repeated kip! ,.,.. _._. was rushed to toe Kossuth hos only let gc The ohilc' I----V y&? ve , § H" '* . n<w a P»' tient. The dog fe being held fpi ten days to check, for rabies and ill then h.e kjyjjj,V John Fraser, oSmty supervisor js the chjldi. --—"-"— CHARLOIT WALKER RITES SATURDAY •Funeral services for Charlott May 'Walker, 21, daughter pf Mrs. Violet B. Walker, six miles northwest of Algona, were held Saturday afternopn at 2 p. m, at the Methpdist chUrch, with Rev. Kitterman pf Good Hope officiating. Burial was in Riverview cemetery. ; Miss Walker passed away at her farm home April 24, after an ill- less extending from the time of her father's death, a y«ar and a 'ialf ago. She was born at the home )lace, where she died, Sept. 10, Surviving in addition to her nother, are three sisters, Irene, Mrs. Orville Holdren. Algona; Lor- ;tta, Mrs. Lewis Brewster, Irving- on; and Grace- - Mrs. Cecil Bjust- •om, Whittemore, v Five 'brothers also survive, They ire Robert of West Bend; Raynond, Merle, Merlin, and Dur- vood, all at home, Mrs, Weisbrod of Good Hope of- "sred two vocal selections during he church services. Pallbearers were Russell, Ralph nd Melvin Walker. Leo Sabin, "dwa.rd Rich Jr., and L.eo Slmore. Averse Qmntpd In °—-'On Saturday was signed £*. W, Still- in an Jentz SAND POURED INTO CAftTRUCKGAS TANKS, OIL CASES jW.p'iAlgpna boys,-,;.one12,,the 'WKS^tf^tetit^a^Q^^ jUvenile /court-iri the 'near-' 1 utiire", as a result of acts of vandalism .to cars and trucks in the city, last week. The two boys were apprehended after trucks, parked overnight in the rear of Swift & Co., the Pratt Electric, and other places in the •same'.vicinity had 'been discovered with sand poured into the gas tank and into the oil system, and in one case where, a truck had the bolts on the rear axle loosened. Several Motors Ruined. Hundreds of dollars worth of damage was done, in all, to the trucks and cars. A new car owned by Steve iMurchland, parked at the rear of his home, was also tampered with. After two straight nights of reports of tampering with machines, police set up a special detail, Chet Kurtz, local Swift & Co. manager, spotted a boy at the rear of the Swift building and called police. Involves A "Pal". Taking the youngster to the police station, the boy at first denied •tampering with the trucks and cars, but eventually broke down, confessed, and implicated his companion. Asked as to the extent of the damage he had done, the boy replied that ''you had better drain the oil on all of them," referring to the trucks' condition. The boys were unaware of the seriousness of their offense and semed to have no knowledge of the damage their pranks had caused. BigGalbraithR.E.A. Project Is Approved State press ; dispatches, an nouncing approval of construe tion projects under 'the nev building program^ listed thre $^HfcHSJ^^^^$»? •«The 'pro^t^inTOdfedi'thffiiiieTA K. S. .Cowati.-biiilding-and hbte! at a cost" of $55,000; approval fo Robert W. Ditsworth,, Bancroft $3,200; and for the Central Elec trie Federated Co-operative As sociation, for a $297,880 plant a Galbraith. Rites On Monday For Mrs, McVay, 43 Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Alma McVay, 43, were held Monday afternopn a t 2 o'clock at the Baptist church, Rev. Kittrell offi, elating. * Mrs. McVay passed away at her hime 718 E, Oak St., last Friday evening, •Burial was in East Lawn Mem^ orial Park, Mr?. McVay was born May 7, 1904, at Irvington, a daughter oi Mr, and Mrs. Albert Ditsworth She is survived by her husband, C L. McVay, and three sons, Charjes Prances anfl Jerry. •Pallbearers wsre Charles Reaper, > Hapry, frank and Ed pits* wocth. Frank Haldeman and Sig- fre4 Qoing fi^iutWf Need Rain IBB weatherman, Har- the pan to th§ stove pnd sat dawn iij ctttt v?i$m.-. LIVERMORE RITES MRS.M'BREEN Mrs. Anna McBreen passed away Monday morning, April 22 1946, in her home southeast oi Livermore, at the age of 84.'She was born May lj 1861, and spent her entire life in the Livermore vicinity. She was united in marriage to James McBreen, in St. Joseph's Catholic church, St. Joe, la,, May 12, 1879, by Rev. James Zigrang. Her husband preceded her in death Sept. 8, 1909. She is survived by her chil dren: Mrs, Rcse Nelspn, Margaret and James McBreen, also two f randchildren, Charles Nelson of t. Benedict, and Clarence Nelson of Wesley, and three great- grandchildren. One son preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at Sacred Heart church in Livermore. Father James Duhigg off iciated at the requiem high mass. Burial was in Mt. Calvary cemetery, near Livermore. Palbearers were Eugene Hanifan, Raymond Becker, Charles Claus, Thomas McKenna, James Powers, and Tom Sweeney. Relatives from out of town who attended were; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nelson and family and Mr, and Mrs. J. F. McKenna pf St. Benedict, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Nelspn and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ign. Eisenbacher and family pf Wesley, Mr, and Mrs, B. J. Cronan pf Austin, Minn. Mr. and Mrs, Leo Sweeney and family of DakPta City, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Anderson and family of Gpldfield and "Mrs. Charles Arquitt pf Cascade, 500 WITNESS KITE, PLANE CONTESTS; preponderance pf youngsters in the : crowd, the Lions/Club kite ' flying' and model plane contest went off without a hitch, Sunday, at the Kossuth fairgrounds. A cloudless sky, with a friendly breeze, made weather . conditions perfect for the occasion. The awards went as follows: Senior glider class: Robert Kruse, first; Gus Lund, second. Junior glider, class: Richard Fraser, first; Jerry B. Anderson, second; Jon Rising, ; third; Jack Black, fourth. Senior scale mofiel: Robert Kruse, first. Junior scale model: Jon Rising, First; Phil Anderson, second; Dick Becker, third. Kite flying class: Larry Steinman, first; Elizabeth Ann Sloter, second; Calvin Tschetter, third; Patricia Ward, fourth; James Bunkofske, fifth; Richard Sloter, sixth. •Grand finale: Larry Steinman, first; Bud Slaughter, second; Naomi Scott, third; Calvin Tschetter, fourth; Butch Helmers, fifth; Elizabeth Slotter, sixth; and Jane Dearch, seventh. A scooter was awarded to the smallest girl entered in the con- :esf, and gum and candy'was dis- .ributed to all children present as a closing feature of the day. The high school pep band was present and also offered some musical numbers. ALL GOING UP IN EAST END OF CITY , IN NEAR FUTURE Building permits for 14 new homes were granted by the Algona city council, meeting last Thursday night. All of them will 'be erected in the eastern part of the city, across the C. & N. .W. tracks, in Hillcrest addition. Other matters of business taken up by the council included further investigation of the question of reassessment of city, property, and contact is to be made with a firm that specializes in that type of 1 ' work and stands .back of what it does. . One $8,000 House. The building permits went to the following: Max Bartholomew, $8,000 house. East State St. Clarence Willtgen, $3,000 home, Hillcrest addition. H. J. Cowan, 12 houses each of three rooms, at an estimated value of about $2,400 each, to be con- •structed on several blocks owned by Cowan on and adjacent to East State St. Each house is to be 14x24 in size, without basements, but with sewer and water connections. Several other minor building permits were approved, and several others .were rejected or held up pending investigation. The council has 'been faced with a number of permits for moving buildings or building where no. provisions for sewer connections had been provided, and while the* body declared itself as arixious to ease the housing shortage as much as possible, the council stil! felt' that modern sanitary conditions should be maintained in all cases. New City Engineer Hired. Paul E. Morgan of Ames has been .hired by the city as a city engineer. ' . . ••"•: ; ;'" Since the , death , of Charjes Ohubb, the city, has 'Iseen withbiit' ; someone in that capacity, and Mr.'£ Morgan, who hbldsM bachelor,.oC< isciejiee.. degree"-in,'c^vil engineer'' vocational training department-of>J Iowa State "College. , \*« Mr. Morgan 'comes here with 2'/i years experience in similar work with the City of Ames, where he was assistant city engineer. Since 1944 he was an ensign in the Navy. Seabees, and received his discharge early this month. ' His duties will be handling of the necessary . civil engineering; work, sidewalks and street grades, maps, surveying, plats and engineering supervision of city work of that type. , , Relatives Attend Peters Rites, Burt Burt: Among the relatives Tom away who attended the uneral of W. A. Peters last week Monday afternoon were Mr. and rtrs. W, W. Peters, Detroit, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. George Gebhardt, Chicago; Mary Peters, Elgin, 111.; Mr. and Mrs, H. S. Young, son and daughter of Jsage; Mr. and Mrs. R, J, de la Hunt and son Don, Ames; Itfr. ind Mrs. Hiram Wheeler, Ma'r- us, Mrs. Thelma Tutt of Califor- lia; Charles Peters, Mrs. Letha 'hillips, Elmer and Fred Sherman of Edgewopd, Mr. and Mrs- W. W, Peters and Mrs. Young emained here all of last week, Will Saw Girl In Half As Climax of Two Hour Revue FUNERAL SERVICES,, WESLEY, THURSDAY Wesley: -Funeral services for Mrs. Willima Knight, 64, were held in the local Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. J. A. Riggs officiating. Bertha Newman was united in, marriage to William Knight Nov. 28, 1910, at Cedar , Rapids and seven years later they moved to Wesley, where they have .since resided. They raised an adopted daughter,. Mrs. Edith Dale Brookman of Needles, Calif. Mrs. Knight's health had been failing gradually for some time and about a month and a half ago she entered the Kossuth hos» pital in Algona for special care. She was'a favorite with all the nurses, who loved her and often came to her roomi to -vigil her and to see what she ,was ,„ making next as she did very f jne 1 crochet and other fancy work. Mrs. Knight was a member of the Rebekah lodge and had passed all of the chairs. She v&s a past Noble Grand and a member of the Willing Workers CUefe fof". the Society of Christian Service/ ' She passed away Tuesday 8,fte£» noon at the hpspital, V, T interment was in ' green cemetery with ( ho £ ^ ners l SF om ? to<-» Pallbearers were Tpny Vee Mullin, Oliver " John i- 8 Tractor*, M«n> Harpld Carlson — "Happy The Magician"-~Kossuth county's own exponent of the art of magic, wjjl offer the premier performance pf his full length magical show, next Tuesday evepipg, May 7, at 8 p. m? in the high school auditorium here, Under the sponsorship of |he Soy optimist Qlub of AJgona. gicians to '- llusion i The performance reaches its max when he saws-a young lady in half— Jn illusion at least, This past week son's troupe 'anpeared at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, §. D, Tjckete are nvw on bers o| ^ r „_ J thf cast will be Betty Luzon QQntartionistr Doris Mill- Betty MJHer, Shirley 'MWer > Georgia Hsnsen, assistants; apd A.lme Marynek, accompanist, ppy. "i who. has -won wtf e . m 'thf pst year as me of talented of the yoi

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