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/* 'ECT 250 GIRLS it BURT FRIDAY, -H RALLY DAY (' Kossuth eounty'si 4-ii girls will Did their annual Rally Day, Ffl* -y, June 7, at Burt ih the high 1 therp. attendance of about 250 is acted by iMlss Lillian A, Peck* am, county Home economist. 1 During the rt86H fioiir a sack lich will be enjoyed by the mehi* rs. \ Campaign For Office. i (Registration will open the occa- ploh, f ram 9:30 a.m. to 10:16 a. m. • During this parade the clUbs Will ,.campaign for,their candidates; engage in parades and songs and otherwise get acquainted before settling down to the business meet* « ing -which is to begin at 10:15 a. m. i, A call to order will be followed i by a song fest, to toe led by Mrs. ' V.K. Rising of. Algona. i Helen Becker of St. Joe will give ,, the "Country Girl's Creed", and , then Beverly Ditsworth of Ban• croft, county president, -will conduct the annual business meeting. Four Program Speakers. Following the roll call of clubs, election of officers for the coming year will take place. A picture memory review will be held, -announcements will follow and more sbngs will conclude the morning program. Following lunch, a program will be presented which Includes the following: i W.;ayne Keith, Burt, Farm Bureau president, will speak. Mrs. Albert Johnson, - Prairie township,. county .woman's chairman, will speak. Mrs. Henry Orthel of Titonka will represent the club mothers jn a message. .JErrol Peterson, Seneca, county 4-OH boys president; will bring a message of greeting. Guests will be introduced and results of the picture memory contest will be announced. Clubs To Give Skits. New officers will then be announced and installed. Beverly Ditsworth will say a few words -honoring the club leaders, and Miss Peckham will reply. I Initiation of honorary members will take place, and ceremonies honoring the graduation of two 4-Tt members, Thelma Bormann and Verne Kayser, both of the St. Joe clUb, will -be held. The two girls have reached 21 and thus become graduates. ;• Four clubs will then present skits: ! , '^Parliamentary Puppets," Seneca Stars; "Oats, Peas, Beans and • Barley Grow," Greenwood Girls; ''t ''A Pioneer Girl Remembers", Irv- |ihgtonton I's; and "Stars of Court- |esy," Riverdqle Rustlers. ffifje ESTABLISHED 1868 , IOWA, TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 1946 Two Sections—14 Pages VOL. 81—NO. 22 COGLEY, MILLER, YOIGT WIN PRIMARY * * * 1563 Democrat, 1606 Republican Votes Cast Nip Chimney Blaze A fire that started from chimney sparks did several hundred dollars damage at the John Norton home on North Hall St., about 9:10 a. m. Monday. Being only a half block from the fire station, firemen reached the scene in nothing flat and made short work of the blaze which was confined to the roof. Who Is County's OldestCitizen? Who. Is the oldest living resident in Kossuth county? Who has lived in Kossuth county the longest time? • This paper would like to know. In conjunction with the observance of Iowa's Centennial Year, we are asking our subscribers to send us information in answer to these two questions, which will be answered In a news story In a later Issue. Other information of historic value, or pictures of pioneer times which are clear enough to be reproduced, is invited. ' Joins Blossom Agency Mr. and Mrs. Clair Blossom have sold their house and business at Whittemore and are moving to Algona, where Clair will join his father, R. S. Blossom, in the insurance business. He has been operating a gas station and ;lank wagon at Whittomore. They will for the present live at the parental home. IDEES RITES y - <3*t „ .<.,** ».} Victor Frideres, 3Ie8 'jSun- Jay noon at the Worrell hospital in Rochester where^she had been aVpatient about a week. Cause Itf her death was uremie poisoning. Mrs. Frideres had given birth to a daughter on April 24, but the baby died. However, Mrs. Frideres apparently regained licit usual health and the i evening prior to becoming ill, had been visiting relatives. She Was taken" to the Kossuth hospital .for a Efforts to Recover of Boy Drowning Viitlin Fail time and later With her at the to Rochester, time of her 'death were her husband and several • relatives. -•'•-.--'. ^Caroline Willgcr v was. born October 14, 1902, at LuVerne, the daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Nick •Willgcr., The family moved ( to Algona in 1917 when' Caroline arid her twin sister, Mrs, Charles Hoffman entered' high school, graduating in 1921; J. On January 31,; 1933, Caroline was married to Victor Frideres and for several years they farmed in this vicinity, until they moved to Algona.' They became parents of two children, Donald, 11, and Richard, 8. Beside her husband and two sons, Mrs. Frideres is survived by her mother, three sisters, Mrs. S, A. Hirner, St. Benedict; Mrs. George Hirner, Wesley; Mrs. Chas. Hoffman, Algona, and a brother J. N. WUlger of Lu- Verne, Her father died December 2, 1944, and another sister .preceded her in death. Funeral services will 'be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 at St. Cecelias church with the Rev. Fr. Mallinger in charge. Pallbearers will .be six cousins as -follows: Raymond and Lyle Hirner, Wesley; Kenneth and Virgil Rocthler, Algona; Joseph Faber, Bode; and George Faber, West Bend, Burial will foe made in the Calvary Cemetery, Algona. Write* To Vwify "Big Fish^tory People" are susplgjous in the State of Washington. James B. Vaux, fprmer Swe» City resident, wrttep $p ask that a copy of the pBP,er containing ' purled in TELLS OF CLAIMS OFFICERS WORK IN OVERSEAS AREAS Captain H. B. White, Algon attorney who returned only few days ago after toeing releas ed from service, was gues speaker at the Algona Rotarj club, Monday noon, and relate, some of his experiences as a for eign claims officer in Europe foi the army. The Algona attorney; who ex pects to resume his practice here after a vacation, was stationet in France, Belgium, Holland, anc Switzerland in connection will the investigating of claims anc authorizing of payments to residents of foreign countries in cases where damage resulted from non-combatant activity- on y^s-sjaa? 1 of' Ameficajk Jfoqps^ ,or •equipment overspas.'jr'*** ,>*''«*• Checked Plane Damage Claims ran from '25c to $150,000 in Cases individually investigated by Captain White and the team working with him. These claims teams worked directly behind the advancing troops, and played an importanl part in smoothing over potential ill-will in foreign countries. His work in Switzerland Was in connection with airplane crashes in that neutral country, where the crashing planes did damage. In 175 crash landings however, only two Swiss losl their lives. In one case, however, a plane crashed into" the side of a mountain villa which caught fire and was totally destroyed. In Service 4 Years Captain White was in the army four years, entering service in connection with military police duties. When the foreign claims division was set up in 1944, as an attorney he was selected for this type of duty, and went into France in that capacity at Omaha Beach, shortly after the original invasion. ' Several visitors were present at the Rotary meeting, and Geo. Meyers, new proprietor of a local restaurant, was admitted into club membership. SUSPEND LIQUOR BOOKS OF FOUR Four state liquor book permits were suspended by Mayor Frank Kohlhaas in the mayor's court during the past week, as an aftermath of four charges of drunkenness brought before the court. The lour were: Edward T, Rickey, fined $5 and costs June 1. Harold W. DeLong, fined $5 and costs, June 1. George Lighter, 10-day jail sentence and costs, May 27, , Jtoy J. Lee, fined $5 etnd. costs, Msy 25, Otbev cases in the mpyor's court included a charge of reck* legs driving brought against ,Eu» gene Jandl in which the defend* ant was fined $?§ and. costp, with $20 of -the fine suspended, and three charges of speeding in Al* gona. The speeders were Donald . larl P, Gapmj and pyles, Gappa we? fined, $5 and crate' 'and S^snoan and Rotary Club Posts Reward off $100 to Finder of Youth, 13 Five days of constant seared and watching along the banks o the Des Moines river, here, hac failed as of Monday afternoon t find the body of Bobby Fox, 13 son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fo> of Algona. The •youngster was drownec last Wednesday afternoon in one of the most tragic events in loca life for many months. In company with playmate Gene Harig, and Arthur and El don Winkel, the Fox boy hac gone up the river near the Sla gle-EHherington farms, where th tragedy happened. Going into the water Bobby, was '- hanging from the limb:of a tree when th< limb broke, hurling hini dnto th< stream that was running nea the", times - < ',. Many Volunteer Workers- When news of the drowninj spread through the community volunteer searchers joined forces in an effort to find the young sters body. All units of county government, fire departmen members, county sportsmen anc state conservation men including K. M; Hooker of Des Moines with 16 years experience in find ing victims of drowning, concentrated in a search for the boy. The Algona Rotary Club, Monday noon, voted io offer a reward of $100 to-anyone finding the body of the Fox son. Charles Fox. the boy's father, is a member of Rotary. The club alio voted to finance construction of • a rubber suit to be worn for diving operations. A helmet and connecting air lines are already available here, but a diver, who went beneath the surface last week was unable to remain because of the coldness of the water. The rubber suit, to be constructed by OK Rubber Welders here, will keep a diver dry and warm Men with experience in finding victims of drowning pay that the coldness of the weather and the water tend to keep a body below the surface, Every "known method of locat- ing'bodies under water was em- aloyed here, and a watch is being maintained, day and night at the bridge on highway 18 and near the spot > where the boys were swimming A wire fence was strung across ;he river at the Highway 18 Bridge in an effort to stop the body, from going any farther downstream, and another wire fence was put into ppsition about a mile below the scene of the drowning- / Use CaterpUljy Tractor A caterpillar >w§8 even called nto play, and pulled Put drifts and log jams in the rjver where hey could be reached and where t was possible the boy's body might have beeping lodged. A loaf of bread, carrying a vial of mercury was floated down the river by city fireman* This was reported as one method that sometimes worked jn locating bodies, lathis instance it failed, Grappling hpofts were.'manned »y qrews from SWSral boats, but ailed tQ bring $$ ibftcjy to the iurface, and Sunday several out? >oard motors were used in the tream in an effprt Jo create pur. •ents and waves, tji«t might dtl* Qdfie the 'boy's bgdy, •Workers were ajfle4 fey Ipca} esjdents • who brought steady treajns of hot ppffee sn4 san«F- wjeheg to the men, engaged in • - • ' ' find the youth. bSff,sai<J Bobby Fox • : In the meantime, while words of consolation can do little to ease the terrible grief of the parents, ,the wholehearted efforts of many members of the community to do something concrete to help them is indication in itself of the -sincere sorrow their friends and neighbors feel with them in their loss. CROPPROSPECTS IN COUNTY CALLED BEST IN 4 YEARS Cr'op prospect^ for Kossuth county farmers /are the best for the past three or four years. That is the opinion of A. L. Brown, county agent, and is verified by reports from all sections 'of the county, reaching this paper. ; I And Mr. Brown has a reason for his statement.:'; ' • • • Ground Condition Better i "The ground was in better condition this spring," .he • pointed but., "It was not so wet early in the Spring, and cold, wet weather in early spring'^eauses nitrogen to be less available tAjplant life." ' nl" sm acrofcs VETS GET BANQUET AND DANCE, 5TH Plans were completed, Monday, for the G. I. Homecoming Banquet and Dance, to be held Wednesday evening, June 5, for all returned servicemen and their wives or girl friends. *' The banquet will be held at St. Cecelia's Academy, starting at 6:30 p.-m. and there will be plenty of roast beef on hand. Those arriving a little later than 3:30 p. m. will still be seryed, Fred Plumb, commander, of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2551, sponsoring the event, said Monday, Doctor Minnich of Pocahontas will be one of the speakers at a srief program to follow the dinner, and Rev, F. Earl Burgess will .also appear on the program 'f he is in the city. Originally, plans. called for lolding the dance at the Academy, also, but because of the prospects for an extremely large crowd, the dance will take place at the fairgrounds in Floral Hall, Instead, starting at 9 p. m. and lasting until I a, m. Service men have only to offer evidence of service in World War J to take in the banquet and dance. A "ruptured duck" or other insignia will do 1 to gain admission, Heifer'* Kick Breaks Corwith 897*1 Chas. Nelson, son of Mrs. Rose eteon,' Qorwjth. his.; been a pa- ient at the Kossuth hospital mce May 24 when he had a leg >roken- The accident occuro some replanting of corn 'will * have to be done in a few small areas which may have been flooded, Mr. Brown added. Beans or corn planted too early will probably not have the best stand, as they were undoubtedly deep planted with a wet week following immediately after the planting was completed. Fight Cattle Flies In most instances, with the small grain well on its way, corn and beans are now up also, and cultivating 'is the order of the day. One Union township farmer reported that crops in general look far more prosperous than last year. Discussing farm prospects and the season's outlook, Mr. Brown called attention to the i necessity of controlling losses from cattle grubs. If heel flies are still chasing cattle in the pasture, it might be a good idea to provide some shade in the pasture, he said Another alternative is to allow cattle to graze only at night, keeping them in the barn during the day, Standard brand cattle sprays willXalso aid in control of the heel fly. If used, this should be applied once or twice a day to the legs, belly, flanks and tail of the animal. The spray will kill the eggs of the fly and prevent further activity of the cattle grub. BLUE GETS LARGE MAJORITY; MILLER MARGIN IS 375 With 1606 republican primary voters turning out in Kossuth county, a handsome majority was given Robert D. Blue from Kossuth, in keeping with similar results from throughout the state, with the result that. Blue was re- nominated over his republican opponent in the primary, Monday, George Olmsted. In the only county primary battle, H. W. Miller won the re- nomination for county attorney over Robert J. Harrington. Miller received 930 votes and Harrington 555. This was the closest of any primary battle. Miller lost only a few precincts, Eagle by three, Hebron by four and Riverdale by three. Voting in Algona Ward Harrington' Miller First 34 52 Second _. 64 135 Third 45 53 Fourth .28 45 Other republicans nominated for county office without opposition, were: Treasurer, Ed Chambers. ' Clerk, Helen White. Supervisor, fourth district, Alton Pettit. Supervisor, fifth district, Myron L. Johnson. One general election contest for supervisor will' come to a climax next fall, when Pettit opposes Jack Quinn, present democratic supervisor from the fourth district. Blue Two To One Kossuth 'gav.e Governor Blue better than a two to one vote for renommation. He collected 1,022 votes, compared With 413 for Cow's Kick Breaks A Wesleyan's Leg Wesley: Charles Nelson suffered a broken right leg above the knee last week when kicked by a cow at his home. He is a patient In the Kossuth hospital in Algona. His .mother, Mrs. Rose Nelson, is with his wife, the former Cecelia Eisenbacher. COUNTY FARM BUREAU GETS MEMBERSHIP QUOTA The Kossuth County Farm Bureau -ast week reached its membership quota of 1,00 and now has 1, 03 regulary enrolled mem' bers, county officers said Monday. hen, he w«mt4o young , heifer and as he attempted to >ut kickers on. he)', she kicked lim.. His name was. mistakenly eported ji» recent ho«»t§l news - - ' Wm, New Express George (Jud) St. Jj new Railway gwfss iere, sue has TOP- is the manager WESLEY HOST TO 300 AT CONCLAVE I A convention of young people's societies qf the Evangelical Free chu.rch was held at Wesley last week, commencing Friday and concluding Sunday. The gathering was the 29~th annual convention of the Minneapolis district of the organization, and representatives were present from Minneapolis, LaCrosse and many other distant points, as well as Rev. Hoy ftewlin of Brooklyn, ft. Y., was tiie guest speaker. He and. Rey. E, 'Walter Lmdgren, Wesley pastor, were former school? mates. All sessions except those held -were in the Wesley high school auditorium in order to ac* commodate •the large crowd.. The gefyfeei were held in the Blue will i thus oppose Frank Miles, who- shbws'signs of being one of the strongest democratic candidates for some years. Chief concern of republican party men was that the forces supporting Olmsted would throw their gen-, eral election support to Miles. One of the major state upsets, and one which found Kossuth following the trend, was that of Earl G. Miller who was nominated over Wayne M. Ropes, present secretary of state. Other Nominations James I. Dolliver was renom- inated for congress on the republican ticket without opposition, and Charles W. Patterson was nominated without a contest for the state legislature. Ho will oppose Casey Loss, democrat, in the fall general election. J. B, Johnston and Delia Welter were nominated for justices of the peace (two to be elected) and F. A. Newville and Ernst G Thiel were nominatf-d for con stables from the Algona precinct The democrats had no candidate for either of these offices. FIRST CONCERT OF SEASON THURSDAY First band concert program of the season will be 'given Thursday evening at 8 p. m., with the exact location somewhat undecided, but probably either on the courthouse square or at the mu- LOTTS CREEK IN LOOP BALL LEAD; STJOE5,K.C'S.4 When St. Joe set down Algona, 5 to 4, in a well played game on the local diamond, Sunday afternoon, Lotts Creek took full advantage of the Algona defeat to move into first place in the Kossuth League. The Creek team won its third straight game on Decoration Day, downing Lone Rock, 4 to 0, behind the two-hit pitching of Lefty Leudtke, and on Sunday took Burt into camp in a thriller, also a shutout, .2 to 0, with Ruhnke on the mound. He allowed only' four hits and struck out ten. Next Sunday, Algona, tied for second place with St. Joe, each team having three wins and one defeat, will travel to Lotts Creek for the feature game of the league schedule. Big Eighth Inning St. Joe won Sunday's game from Algona in the eighth inning, when the visitors scored three runs. Three hits, /two bases on balls, and two fielders choice decided the matter. At the beginning of the eighth, Al?ona led, 3 to 2. ""Baffler 1 ^ „ , „„ - oiJthe' St. Joe -team, with, Jtbi'ee hits each, led the offense of the winners, while Froehlich with two hits had the best Algona record at the plate. Thilges, hurling, for St. Joe, gave up seven hits, but kept them evenly scattered and struck out ten men. Game Summary Algona (4) A.B. nicipal swimming pool. Russ Guster, high school band instructor, will direct the Algona band. There are 34 members in the band this year, including high school students, local citizens, and a few nearby residents. The program follows March—"On the Square," by Panella. Overture—"Omar Khayyam," by King. Idyl—"Glow Worm," by Lincke. "Bells of St. Mary's"—Adams. Indian Dance-*-"Tonawanda," by Wendlund, 'Skater's Waltr," Waldtpui'el. March—"Amiricnn Red Cross," by PaneJla, "A Pretty Girl," Berlin, i "I'll Be Seeing You," Fain. "Twilight Reverie," Lcftwicb. March — "Rational Emblem," Bagley. Two Sets Fishermen To Depart Algona i? sending at least two delegations of fisherman into northern Minnesota, this week. Thursday, Mr .and Mrs. H. B. White and Mr. an!'Mrs, Harold powan are leaving for Leech fcake, and on Friday si* local men, wjll leave for Lake of the Woods -where fhey^will Jive. l» a fapusBbojt 4ur* •will fee Joe toe Lowe, f. R^lph Midler and. G. Winkel, 3b 4 Bradley, c 4 Watts, 2b 3 Froehlich, ss 4 B. Winkel, If 4 D. Winkel, Ib 4 Elbcrt, .cf 1 Kajewski, cf 4 Gilbride, rf 1 Weydert,.rf 1 Winter, rf 2 Knipschicld, p 4 36 St. Joe (5) A.B M. Reding, rf 5 Barber, c 5 C. Baker, Ib _—_... 4 M. Baker, ss 4 D. Reding, 2b 4 Hanson, cf 4 Gales, If 4 D. Reding, 3b 3 Thilges, p 3 36 R. 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 • 0 0 o- 1 4 R. 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 H. 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 H. COGLEY WINS ALL PRECINCTS; VOIGT MARGIN SURPRISES In a light vote throughout tha county, and with 1563 democratic voters going to the polls, Art Cogley was renominated for sheriff on the democratic iticket and Rosella Voigt received the nomination for county treasurer, Monday. With all of the county's 35 precincts tabulated, the vote in the only democratic county contests stood as follow: For Sheriff. Art J. Cogley 959 Marc Moore ....369 For Treasurer. Wm. A. Barry 413 Rosella Voigt 878 On the state democratic ticket, as well as the congressional district and state representative nomination, there was no contest, nor was there any for other county offices. Nominated for governor on the democratic ticket was 'Frank Miles of Des Moines. Oscar E. Johnson, Kanawha, is the democratic candidate for congress, and Casey Loss of Algona is 'he party's candidate for the state legislature. Voting- in Algona. Voting in Algona was comparatively heavier than in outlying precincts, where farm Work evidently greatly reduced the normal turnout of voters. In the democratic primary for sheriff, the following results -were tabulated in' Algona: Ward Cogley Moore First 40 ' 27 Second 63 60 Third .'.............98 66 Fourth 63 27 In the democratic primary for treasurer, the Algona results were:, Ward First* .^ Second Third,,','' I* .t ', u~.62i.r»97l Fourth . ' 29 57 .f, Miss Voigt lost only three of the precincts .that reported, Lincoln by one vote, Lakota t>y five and Riverdale ,by 18, She carried Whittc- more, her home precinct, by 140 votes. Other County Candidates. Other county candidates, nominated without opposition, follow: Auditor, Leo Immerfall. Recorder, Clara Walker. County attorney, Harold J. McNertney. Coroner, Dr. 'R. A. Evans. Supervisor, second district, W. McDonald. Supervisor, fourth district, J. F. (Jack) Quinn. The results last week leave Lotts Creek on the top with four wins and no defeats, and Algona and St. Joe tied for second and third with a three to one percentage. Burt is in fourth place. Six Couples Get Licenses To Marry Six wedding licenses were issued during the past week by Helen White, clerk of the district court here. They went to the following couples: .May 27—Duane C. Wallukait, Algona, and 'Lorna Faulstjch, Lone Rock, May 29-T-Roland Karl Keiman, Arena, Wis., and Leona C. Baago. Fenton; Jack *I4chteig and Jrene Loebig, Wesley; L. S, Bohannon aiid Burnetta Bonnstetter, Algona. June I-^Dale Brand, Fort Dodge and Betty Kohlhaas. Algona. June 3-r-Hugo E. Potratz, Fort Dodge, and Bernice E. Winkel, Algona, AUDITOR LOSES HAT IN TEMPORARY MYSTEIIY Lep 'Immerfall, county auditor, took extra ballots to an Algona poll. On his raturn trip he noticed he was minus a hat, returned to the polling place but was told it wasnt there. Going back to his office, he failed to locate it again, so then returned again to • the voting (station. He finally found his hat . . . Mrs. F. L. Tribon, one of the election officials, was sitting on it Titpnka Indian Pate The date for Titonka's annual Indian Day has been set and the affair will be 15. held August JUNIOR BASEBALL SCHEDULE LISTED A Kossuth county Junior American Legion baseball playoff to choose a county champion has been arranged >and a round robin schedule -began yesterday. The games follow: ' June 6, Bancroft at Swea City. June 7, Algona at Lakota, June 10, Swea City at Lakota- June 13, Swea City at Algona,. and Bancroft at Lakota.' June 16, Algona at Bancroft. June 18, Algona at Swea City, ' June 20, Swea City at Bancroft. June 21, Lakota at Algona, June 23, Bancroft at Algona. June 24, Dakota at Swea City, • The'team winning the tourney will represent the county ir* the district playoff, Bancroft, }ast year's Kossuth winners, went Ofl to win the state and regional eham, pionship. Prospects for anpJwj fine county champion are exceji lent, > 1 The first home game for team will bf designated a$ J N? food" nijrht. All Attending are ( -,, v- • Centennial Year Pages

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