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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 25, 1946
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iiiisj i : ^ IffiD SATDIlDAY; PERALTiJlSMY ]°Michael L&ss, perhaps the test Known and respected fattnef ift (this part of Kossuth county, died, »t t the' Me.rcy hbsjpltal in Fort Dodge Saturday. 'June 22, of a heart ailment which he had battled since Feb. 2, although h> was able to be around at times. Me had been in the Fort Dodge hospital for two weeks, '; "Mike," as he has been known by his intimate friends for the most of his life, was born July 21, 1866, in Frauenkirchen, Austria, and came to America when ho was eight years of age in thet company of his parents. The family settled in Iowa in 1873. He was married to Miss Mar* garet Stewart, March 18, 1897, and ;is now survived by Mrs. Loss -and four outstanding sons —Robert, Casey, and Michael, all of whom have made places for themselves .in Kossuth county, and Ralph of Bremerton, Wash. Farmed South Kotiiith "Mike* Loss started his farm- Ing career in southern Kossuth and farmed several places in Rivet-dale and Crcsco township, finaly buying the Barney Dc- vinc farm of 560 acres. In 1929 •he bought the Senator Chubb farm, just south of the Call State Park but the family has, lived on the farm for 39 years. With .later additions the farm now consists of 610 acres. : , ; > Mr. Loss has long been considered one of the most successful farmers in the county. He was very successful as a grain farmer, and during the last dozen years he has developed a* herd Of purebred Hereford'cattle and has always been a big cattle feeder. He leaves one of the substantial fortunes of the. county all ac- his farming operations, and there are none to say he did not make every cent honestly. It is a proud record he leaves for his children to .cherish. Brothers and sisters now Hying: Frank'and John and Mrs. Frank Skilling Sr., Algona, and Mrs. Fred Dole, of- Irvingtpn. Steve Loss, another brother, died a year or two ago. ' Funeral Tuesday Morning '•During his life "Mikes" main hobby was hunting and fishing and he was an expert in both lines of sport. This write*' has spent some days oh old Union Slough sitting on a muskrat house waiting for the' ducks, which "Mike" disdained to shoot on the water. He was . a true sportsman at all times, and deserves to find a "happy,'hunting ground" if anyone does.' -.''.'. The'' funeral « was: '-held,!, this morning at St. Cecelia'^ -Catholic church ,with Father ..Mallinger and Father MaynartT of Ledyard in charge. ^Burial in Calvary OJUKC jjinnan, • w^au.^siaiiuuvwu,^ Julius Winkel, -Dttna-Pajcsoh; Geo. St. 1 John and.\Vni>, ; P,iool(J.l . ..- Iowa RITES MONDAY A. J. Hcrtig died Friday at the Kossuth hospital, • where he had; been a patient• i'for ; several months. •'- '•'•. .•...'>.••• ,.,<•'; •-• • He was bom in ^Switzerland on /iigust 8, 1868, the son of Jacob and Mary Hcrtig.-' He came to Iowa in 1881 .with his .parents who settled at Fayettc, la. , On September 14, 1895, he was married at West.Union to Sadie Willson and the .following year ithey moved to Kossuth'county, living in Lakota and; Bancroft Vuntil 1921 when the family mov- fcd to Algona. Mr. :Hertig was, "engaged m the lumber business most of his life. He was anhon- ' est citizen, a man who endeared himself :to his family; and friends toy his cheerful disposition. I Beside his wife who has been < an invalid for 11 years, Mr, Her- •tig is survived by'the following children: Mrs, Wayman Closson, E. C. and A, V. Hertig of Mason : City and Mrs. Jack Craig o( Algona, and by 13 grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother Fred at Parma, Idaho, and by (three sisters: Mrs. Bertha Vanderpool, Portland, Ore,, Mrs. I. T. Durnil, Notus, Idaho, and Mrs, Rose Lcnnahan, SUvis, IU. Funeral services were held (Monday afternoon'at 2:30 at the ^Baptist church with the Rev. .;Robert F. Kittrell in charge, and ""-* l was made at River 186& AtOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JUNE 25,1946 Twelve Pages —Two Sections VOL. 81—NO.'28:-: Algona Junior Legion Nine : Wins County Championship Algeria's Junior American Legion baseball team won the county title, Sunday, and the right to represent JKossuth in the district Legion tournament. Coach Gene Hertz said that he had picked a team of IS i'rom the county to enter when the dates are 1 announced. The expanded team of ! stars will go to Des Moines, Friday, to play in a special Centennial Celebration game. .Against Bancroft, Sunday, the locals came from behind to win, 0 to 8, and last Friday the Algona boys, knocked off Lakcta,, 2 to j 1, in another red hot contest. . ; ' the all-star squad by Go'a,oh Hertz-are the following players:. • 1 Sk'ogstrum." of Algona and Quam of Lakota, catchers. • Johnson of, Algona,. Eck-hart of S.wCa .City .and Jensen, Lakota, pitchers 'Mqntag, 'White, Kollasch and Skilling, Algona, and Farrow, Loren Johnson, star ihurler o£ the Algona Junior American Legion team is shown above. Lakota, infield. Stephenson, Waldron, Winters,' Algona, and Nemmers and Dovine, Bancroft, outfield. Lakeia Till 10 Frames Against Lakota, the nine had to go ten innings .to win. Johnson struck out 13, ahq held Lakota to two hits. Jensen 1 , Lakota hurler, also allowed blit two hits, but walked Stephonsph in the tenth, and hit another man, with a run eventually resulting to end the contest, when Stephenson stole home. Johnson and M. Farrow of La* kota played sensationally in the field. The Bancroft Junior Lcgibn team did not give up its longtime record as county junior champs without a sharp battle. Algona collected 12 hits, and Bancroft 10. High winds made fielding rough, Sunday, and'-the game see-sawed until the -eighth, when Stephenson walked, •-Crapser did the same, and both scored on hits by Skogstrum and,White. lichter, Wilhelmi Win Simp Derby; In State While about 2,000 persons, about, half • or more youngsters, braVod temperatures of 50 above arid ; guests of rain, 16 contestants in the :i Soap Box 'Derby went through their paces, last Thursday afternoon, on 'highway 18 just.'north ,of Algona, to deter- mine'the two Kossuth entries in the state contests, July. 4, at Des Moitics. • •To" Jackie Lichter, 12, entry for the- .Cowan, Building Supply Co., wont the .county championship. He deeated Dick ..Wilhelmi, 13, entry for Dutch's Super Service, in/the two final races. Lichter was the class "B" ".'-•.;.'. --' # * * ;•'.. champion, and Wilhelmi won the I class "A." Both will compete at Des Moines. -.'.', Won Seven Races. In all, the sturdy Jackie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walt Lichter of Algona, won all seven races in which he competed. Dick Wilhelmi, son of Mr, and Joseph Wilhelmi, lost his first race by two feet, but went on to win all other races and take his class title, losing again only in the run-off. The event, sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, was preceded by a weighing-in # # # HERE ARE THE WINNERS! Jackie Lichter,;left, shakes hands with Dick'•Wjlhelmi, just before the two class winners were awarded their grand prizes. Lichter, as grand champion, chose' a bicycle, and Wilhelmi: got-.the wrist watch—which is just what eaqh wanted, by the way. (Algona Upper Des Moines Newsfoto.) " ' Over five . thousajwl ' 8PP)U C 9* for renewals $ jjriyew " js have been roi$8 ,_. county, fincg.t' renewal* 'has Ijeei*;' The fee is'lQc jiji schedule from »9W June 2fM*Lone. June ~" "" June GRAND FINALE! All set to plunge down the. starting ramp In the KosButh Championship, are Dick Wilhelmi (left), and . Jackie LiQhter.~I4chter.wQn. The north by west wind gave ;spme advantage, most of the race, Mcars oq the north side of the track, but in the round trcbtn all pars (rode woth tracks to even things up. Drivers flipped coins before eaph race to determine;their starting ?lde in each race. Junior eha,i»ber officials may b« seen helping around the ramp. (Algona Up- MoJn«s Newsfoto.) i .; F«ntonMan Sellt - : , .JSeergs vglepw' of Fenten re* ' firee <?aw« and two - Lawrence Misbach Lawrence the r»pw man in, th» .Veterans ;A minjstratipn off iee< here, effective nejrf Mondiy/ :vjf^!wW succeed Sid Qrmerpd, whP f etu|n?i to PCS Moines fop » 'new. sigJgwntnt. Lawrence is a. vtterinV!?f Werj,4 =Wff II,, aiid has, %en, ti»|pwg for tftjs; post in Dj|Si;J4pjne| t jHe re* turns fe.-s ts^tey WbfTS.toj.lS WJtt M 9 ' ceremony, and a parade. Due to difficulty in obtaining wheels, the entry list was not as large as in 1941, and the racers had to compete on a different schedule than the usual one of simple elimination. Each entry had to lose twj races before be-. ing eliminated. Best Time 31.2 Seconds The best timr; was 3.1.2 seconds for the 1,000 foot course, starting from a ramp. • That time was turned at- vari? ous stages by Wilhelmi, Art'Win- kel, and by Lichter twice. -^ . Race results by classes,.. follow* The complete name of -the entry and sponsor will be givjjn.jOnly once. The figure indicates' the time of the winner, in -each, race. : Class "B"— Fir»t Round •' Sonny Helmcrs, Botsford.iYardj (34,9), .vs.,. Eredrick. • j Langrnack', -gerv-Fra'hMjny- -^~~^^- *~,->~^ •; Jackie Lichtcr, Cowan's, ,(32V vs. Wm. Lampright, Kiwanis. ,'• ' Jerry Beamish, Jack Sprat,' (31.9), vs. Fay Taylor, :Bradley Bros. Class "B" — Second; Round Lichter (33), vs. Langmack. Beamish (34.2), vs. Lampright. Taylor (33.8), vs. Helmeni. Lichter (31.4), vs. Taylor. Beamish (32.3), vs. Helmers. Class "B"r— F|nals; V 'Lichter (31i5),< vs.' Beamish;' Lichter (31.2) vs. Beamish. Best two out of three. ;• '.; Class "A" — First Round Art Winkel, Kohlhaas Hdw; (32.8), vs. David Vaughn, Swift & Co. . Jimmy Pahner, Sorensen Qro- cery, declared winner over Howard Asa, -Richardson Furniture, on a technicality of construction. David Merryman, Iowa Sta.te Bank (35.7), vs. Durwood. Lashbrook, Kresensky's. Ray Ross, ' Army Recruiting (33.6), vs. Dick Wilhelmi, Dutchs Service. Richard Webster, Hub Clothiers (34.2), vs. Buster Miller, Ledyard. Class "A"— Second Round Vaughn (33.6), vs. Webster. Winkel (32.8) vs. Miller. Wilhelmi (31.8) vs. Palmer. Ross (33.5) vs. Lashbrook, Winkel (31.2) vs. Merryman. Webster (32.4) vs. Ross. Vaughn (32.66) ys. Palmer, Wilhelmi (31.3) vs. Winkel. Class "A"— Third Round Merryman (31.8) vs. Webster. Vaughn (32.7) vs. Ross. Winkel (31.9) vs. Vaughn. Wilhelmi (32.5) vs. Merrymaa Class "'A" Final Wilhelmi (31,2) vs. Winkel. Grand Final Lichter (31.2) vs. Wilhelmi; Lichter (31,7) vs. Wiiheimi, Best two. out of three. Pick Bicycle Wriii Wstth Lichter chose to, receive a brand new bicycle, in the qere- monies~fo!lowjng the races, when prj?es were awarded, Wil received a new wjist wa,tch< _ , Hefeners and Tpyjor » clajs and tP • Win&el, Merry man, Vaughn, , Webstey wi4 Bo§s, in class "A," whUe Boh-Kmae, w^ ginaiiy s?he«iule(i ia 4rive the Army ^Recruiting Qflyr ao<i who was forged out due to il}hes. s »wa.s given a speciijr prJl?f t Rcas drove for him, •••• •' •••• -'.<-•-.••;< •••' - Qrve other 'item ot interest was the eh'try pf lystec MiWejv te4- varsl, Duster wf f I 4wS bor*e. He livfp on a - ! %m :«eay yard, ft §on pf,Mjv anj ; Miller, Pin4i S tfliMttd > Whee a racer, the na . JQUJ- \\wi8® •'•W*. ALGONA MAN DIES N WAY TO LAKE OR DAY'S FISHING Death came suddenly and ithout warning last Thursday lorning to Henry Louis August lOeilcnfeldt as he was enroute to ISpirit Lake on a fishing trip. [ Honry and his i friend, Bob felephcnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. JH. E. Stephenson, left Algona early Thursday morning in the •Gcilenfcldt car, with Bob • at the wheel. The trip was a special event as Bob had just arrived home from service in the navy. Near Cylinder Bob felt Henry's head slump over on his shoulder, and pushed him over a little, thinking he could sleep better. However, after driving a short distance farther along the way Bob stopped the car and tried to rouse Henry, and found his body cold. Bab hurriedly drove to the hospital in Emmetsburg, where ;doctors said Henry had been 'dead for, quite • a few minutes. r Born Loiis Creek .'r Henry was born February 13, i!904, in Lotts Creek township, a ison of the late Mr. and Mrs. jCharlcs Goilenfeldt. He was bap- the Lutheran faith when lonly a few months old. He received the usual rural grade- IschOol education, but discontin- licd .his formal education at •about. '13. ' j In 1917 he moved with his par- .bntsi and other members of his family to Algona which has since been his home. Both the parents died in past years, tout Henry and his sister, Lena, continued .to make their home together on north Jones street. As a young man Henry sustained an, injury to his back which made it impossible to lead a normal active life. However, he did enjoy driving his car and always had a few friends with him. A sister Anna and a brother Walter preceded him in death. Survivors are five brothers: Charles,. Algona; Arthur, Mason City; : Gottfried, Burt; Paul, Lakota; Edward, Los Angeles, and the sister Lena. 'i> <?liles Held Saturday ' Funeral services were held Saturday, afternoon at 2 o'clock at the. Mevritt funeralhome with the .;'.- Kev. Luther Loesch in change. ''Pallbearers were Ru- Biliphit'J^Uus-'. and August -j Will, ®rwto and iArt Heidprtwith anti Wm. 'Laucki : '.'."'" Among; those who" came from a distance- to attend the funeral were the following: Mr. and Mrs. Marion. Donahue, Forest City; Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Brunsvold, Cedar Mrs. .August Rapids; Mr. and Schneider, Estherville; Mr. and Mrs. August Will, Truman, Minn., Mrs. Lloyd Walker »and daughter, Mankato, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Heidenwith, Swea City. SHOPLIFTERS VISIT 5 LOCAL STORES Shoplifters were reported recently in Algona stores, at least five local firms turning in reports or noticing the absence of items hot sold in legitimate channels,' Investigation by officers resulted: in: obtaining the description of two men who seemed likely to have been responsible. In all cases they selected stores where 'either only one clerk seemed pn the floor, or where all were quite busy. In one case one of the men looked at merchandise at the rear of ^the store, with -the clerk, while the other walked out with merchandise. In another case, the jnanager spotted 'One man walking out without paying but was in a balcony position at the rear and couldn't stop him. Descriptions of the men have been broadcast. HEBRON TWP. MAN DIES AT HOSPITAL Martin Pederson, 64, died at the Kossuth hospital, June 19. Mr. -Pederson was a resident of KoesMith county for over 30 years, having lived at Stevens, in Hebron township,. Be was born at Wats, Norway, on J&ay 3$, 4882, and as a child ww CQnwjnedJn the Lutheran faitb.; He emigrated and came to t^p United States in J9P3. Surviving »- beside the widow are » sister Mrs. Bertha Aldrich, Los; Angeles, and three sisters in Noway, and a ferother-inrlaw, Qle Tj^riess, SaJter, si leryices /were held y at the Merritt Expect Thousands Heif Wednesday at Big Farm Bureau Picnic, Field Day No Fooling! They Caught 'Em! BIG FISH AND BIG STORIES—-Krom Joe Lynch, T. H. Chris- diilles, Joe Bloom, Joe Lowe and Ralph Miller, shown in the above picture in front cf their fine catch of wallayes and northerns taken from Canadian waters recently, came tall tales of,a week's fishmg trip. But e proof, as usual, is in the catch, and here they are. (Algona Upper Des Moines Newsfoto.) WANTED In conjunction with the Centennial Days in Algona, July 10 and 11, the following help from county residents is -requested: , WINDOW DISPLAY ITEMS — If you have -relics or souvenirs of pioneer days in Kossuth county,, please contact your favorite stores. OLD TIME PHOTOGRAPHS— The Algona papers would like to run cuts of old time pictures. H you have. a clear, early-date .'.picture,; please send it in, with a description of the picture. : "'•' ' OLD 'TIME €ARS—K you have an old automtibile;. dealers ; would' like tg " . Progress". Contact Clayton "Perclval, or any local automobile dealer. OLD TIMERS— Who is the oldest living person in KosSuth- county; and who has lived in Kossuth county the longest time?' This- 'paper would like to know. Also, what iamily has lived in Kossuttvthe most years on the same farm? Send in your entries, to this paper. Seven Couples Get Licenses To Marry Seven licenses to wed were issued during the past week: 'in the off ice 'of the clerk of court; Helen White,; as follows: '-' • June 17— Harold M. Inglett, Mabel, Minn., and Connie L. Garry, Ledyard. June 18— Wrn. J. Erpelding, Bode, and Norene M. Arend, Corwith; Levant R. -Moore and Elsie L. Larson, Titonka. June 19 — Paul J. Besch, West Bend, and Marcella V. Wagner, Whittemore; Frank C. Gahan and Adeline Penning, Wesley. June 22 — Ralph J. Don- and Alice Bradley, St, Benedict; Lyle K. Scheller, Cylinder, and Dolores Prentice, Rodman. with the Re v- 1>- ff. l«peseh DEMOS,G.O.P.TO CONVENE FRIDAY Both major will hold their political county parties conventions, Friday, in Algona. The county democratic meeting is set for 10 a. m. in the courtroom of the courthouse. County republicans will meet at 10 a. m. in the high school auditorium. All precinct committeemen have been notified of the meetings. Eight candidates for office in the recent primary have turned in their expense bills, required by law, with the county auditor, as follows: Marc Moore, $60.20; L. J. Immerfall, none; Rosella Voigt, $140,64; Alton M, Pettit, none; Helen White. $10.50; R. J, Harrington, 146,12; M. J. MoNertney, $7; and H. W, Miller, $180.70, WO Acre Farm Brings $170 Per Acre That good farms in northern Kossuth are Belling as high as $170 per acre was demonstrated last week when that rising young land man. "Jim" Sheridan of Bancroft reported the sale of the Reinhard Potthoff 200-acre faynv to Fi J, Wek) of Bancroft for that figure. It is one of the best farms in that neighborhood, '«Jim" says that he sold the same just 4ft years »go in 19Q5 t4 Johnson Jpr, $50 per acre, he sold the :pwce to Rein-r Pottiioft 1 ! ffthgr in 1911 for J69 1 pep acre, and, again in 1.888. tp Reinhard Petthoff' for $UQ per acre,8n4no^ ' ~ ' '" ' $170 per agr«, resent the ~~ suth DRINKING BOUTS RESULTS IN THREE COURT FINES HERE Six justice of the:, peace- cases, were before local courts over the last weekend. In one case, that of the State vs. Edward Thomas Hickey, the defendant entered a plea of guilty to a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, and was fined $300 by Judge G. W. Stillman, Saturday. Of the fine, $100 was suspended. Hickey was arrested June 20 by city police, and bound over to the grand jury by Justice J. B. Johnston, but decided to enter a quick plea to the charge. Edward H. Hintz, charged with drunkenness, was fined $10 and- costs by Justice Johnston, Thursday. He was found by city police in a hallway over the Security State bank, and had been beaten up considerably by unknown assailants. How he got into the hallway over the bank remains a mystery. Hintz is from Lu- Verne. Mike Pfeffer Jr. faced two counts, Thursday, before Johnston. On one count, that of using blasphemous and obscene language on- the streets, he was fined $10 and costs. On a second count of drunkenness, he was fined $25 and costs, and his liquor book suspended. Pfeffer became 'roisterpus in the basement of a local barber shop, and it required three men to get him into the street. Roscoe R, Felkey, Armstrong, was fined $2.50 and costs for not having a driver's license, Charles C. Reefer, Algona, charged with drunkenness on the city streets, Friday, was fined $5 and costs, Henry Sifert, LuVerne, chajg* ed with improper registration of a vehicle, was lined $2,50 and costs, . .A charge was pending against George Pale, Plum Creek township, on a charge of assault and battery,' A warrant for his arrest had been issued but toe had not &s yet been apprehended by authorities, Mondayt am hard Burt Girl Going On Youth Caravan to I*, J. Wete for, figy|-es rep- J pfe ef ALL DAY PROGRAM PLANNED; TUG OF WAR GRAND FINALE Several thousand Farm Bureau members, their families, club members and affiliated organiza-^ tion units are expected to congregate Wednesday, June 26, at the Kossuth fairgrounds, for the first post-war Kossuth Farm Bureau picnic and sports festival. The program will .get started at 8 a. m. when baseball and softball games will begin. At noon a picnic dinner will be enjoyed, followed by field and track events in the afternoon. Committees In Charge Committees in charge of the events are as follows: Baseball and softball — Harry Felter, Hollis Benschoter, Ronald Gardner. Softball for women — Mrs. Walter Campney, Mrs. Henry Looft Mrs. Maurice Bernhard. Track'events — Wayne Keith, Harley Troutman, Gerald Soderberg, Mrs. Otto Wilberg, Bonita Bosworth. Field events—Hugh Black, Mrs. Art Krause, Eldon Shaw and and Mrs. Lawrence Kirsch. Horseshoes — Henry Looft and Mrs. Esther Skow. Table tennis—Errol Peterson and Ruth Dreyer. There are to be prizes awarded in all events. Many Township Teams Township baseball teams en- . tered include Irvington, Wesley, Plum Creek, Greenwood, Whittemore, Senecaa, Fenton. and Grant. •'-.. '-, Boys club baseball, teams are : entered' from Greenwood, Whit- .temore, Grant;and-Burt, , !.'.';,•;• VBoys' sbftball-.te.arns. are ehter-I- VedVito^^tS^nefe^^^iti&^ffled'l Plum 'Creek, Grant, -Seneca-• tthdf .'Greenwood; ' '.;;.' .''';•'.-.tii.W'-t^ In the" tug-of-war teams" ;.have : been entered from Plum Creek, Irvington, Grant, F en ton, and Whittemore. This event will be held after all ball games and track and field events are completed. ' ' Track, Field Events. In the track, field and special events, a variety of contests will take', place,. '', . , . .Sjix jte;ams- of boys are entered in'ithe'440 'yiaijd club -relay,; and fivfe' girls' tearnsi in-line shuttle riice. ;".'!..!•, . 1 There will; also be a- baseball throw for distance, chair quoits, broad jump, high jump, shot put, football passing and kicking, nail driving contest in three classes for women, and other events. .'•'. Each family is to bring its own • picnic dinner, including dishes, . but ice cream and coffee will be . provided by the Farm Bureau. ? The Rural Youth will operate a cold drink stand. . ., • CAR CRASHES PUT TWO IN HOSPITALS Two accidents in Kossuth county in the past few days resulted in injuries to a woman in one crash, and a man in the second. The injured: Mrs. Keneth Fraser, injured last Thursday morning, treated at Livermore. and then taken to the Kossuth hospital. Peier Meisenberg, 70, St, Louts Park, Minn., injured Saturday, taken to Estherville with broken fib*< shoulder and oth«!r injurio;. Mrs, Fraser was "injured when a car driven by her husband col-< : tided with one driven 'by .Willsrd Sanford,, LuVerne,- one mile north and two west of LuYerne, The cars were badly dam^gedi and the Fraser vehicle left the road and plunged into a' phone post, , Neither Mr. Fraser a? the er childrenv,in the ear were jured, nor w"a§ Sanfprd. . '• Meisenberg, a salesman. injured when l?i§ max loose gravf^;Qns| jnile No, 9 ln^S^^;Jp off tdie gr|4g ajjd - 'Sills ftl $m A»H

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