The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 25, 1946 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 25, 1946
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PAGE TWO_ ALGONA NO. 7 OF A CENTENNIAL YEAR SERIES Presenting The Farmers of Kossuth County Floyd Bacon Did you ever stop an Iowa farmer at the edge of a corn field, as he was cultivating corn, and ask him if you could draw his picture? After a bit of persuasion on the part of your sketchcr, Floyd climbed tlouu off the tractor, and obligingly posed while the corn waited for 10 minutes. The Bacons are wbat you might call new-comers to their present place about G miles north of Algona, having moved there March 1. Before that Floyd farmed on his mother's place, and now farms 120 acres on hi- way 1G9, with another 120 recently bought. There arc 3 children in (he Bacon family—the oldest, Merrill, 21. farming for himself. Floyd has corn, beans and oats in, with about 90 head of hogs. Mrs. Bacon manages about 500 chickens. Floyd says he thinks things "will be good for awhile." He says "it's funny, but now they want corn, and another year from now they'll want hogs." IOWA FACTS In Iowa, there are but sixteen cities which, according to 1940 census, exceed 15,000 in population. Most lowans live and do business in places where they know the man behind the counter or behind the desk. That's the kind of bank this is — a place where you get the "personal" service that means so much in banking. IOWA k RALPH MILLER, President HAROLD GILMORE,. Cashier ROY McMAHON, Asst. Cashier Upper Des Moines Want Ads Bring Results. Pontiac Sales & Service See Us For Pontiac Repair Work We have the personnel, equipment and parts to care for your car. Algona Implement Co. Your Pontiac Dealer Walt and Deb Hall Phone 52 State and Jones Upper P«« Moinea Want A<J$ Bring Result* ^^ Soap Box Racers on Review THE LINEUP BEFORE THE PARADE of Soap Box Derby entries is shown above. Led by the Algona high school band, the racing cars wore pulled by Boy Scouts and volunteers down State St., then loaded iiito trucks arid taken to the racing track north of Algona on highway 18. All racers had to meet specifications before they Could bf accepted, and several had,to make last minute changes to rtieet requirements. HERMAN DAU DIES IN ARKANSAS; RITES HERE ON SATURDAY Union: Herman Dau, former Union twp, pioneer, passed away at his home in Harrison, Ark., June 16, of a heart attack. Mr. Dau made his last trip to Algona about a year ago. About a month ago ill health required an operation and he had, been ; failing since then. .-'••'"'•.. ; ' Mr. Dau's farm is'at present tenanted by Mr, and-Mrs.. Q. f A. B.justroin. ' ; • Funeral' services were held Saturday afternoon at the McCullough chapel, with Rev. N. A. Price in charge. Burial was in the Burl cemetery. Casket bearers wore Q. A. Bjuslrom, Roy Sarchet, Robert Sarchet, Clarence, Floyd and Clifford Riebhoff. Born in Wisconsin Mr. Dau was 'born in Coldspring, Wis., April 22, 1867. He came to Iowa' with his parents when he was ten years old, settling on the farm just south of the present Dau farm. He finished his education in the Union twp. schools, and worked on his father's farm until he and his brother purchased a farm in partnership. Later he sold out to his brother and then purchased the present Dau farm, four miles north of Algona. On April G, 1893, he married Minnie Koepke. Two children were born to this union, Clarence of Millstown, Wis., and Myrtle (Mrs. Ralph Jones) of Des Moines. •' Mrs.'''Dau 'passed away at the farm, Feb. 15)24. Later he married Mrs. Julia White of Burt. Built Algona Home They resided on the farm until 1<J3B when they retired to Algona, spending their winters in Arkansas where Mrs. Dau's son lived. He built a new, modern home in Algona, but had only lived in it a month when Mrs. Dau died, in 1039. He then spent his time between his children until 1941 when he married Mrs. Mulford of Harrison, Ark., who was his faithful companion during his remaining years, and who accompanied the remains here. Four lirolhers and one sister also survive: Max and George of Three Hills, Alberta, Canada; Frank of St. Paul; Will of Washington State; and Mandy (Mrs. J. P. Howe of Des Moines. Swea Farmer Finds An Indian Tomahawk While cultivating corn last week on land he is leasing from Adolph Anderson, Merton Real- son from near Swea City unearthed a stone which was in the form of an Indian tomahawk or hatchet. He found it when ho stopped to remove an obstruction from the cultivator The stone had a pointed blade and grooves along each side of the head where the handle had originally gone. The stone was turned in at the office of the Swea City Herald, and Editor Ray Sperbeck would welcome anyone with knowledge of such implements of pioneer days to stop in and tell him more about it. WANT ADS BRINGS RESULTS NOTICE I him- purchased Mike Koppcn's (jriiuliu^ Mill and will continuo to np-j <tra(e from Wiiitt<tiunre. Am ready to serve all former customers of Mr, KojtjK'ii nnil nlll welcome new ones, L. J. Doyle Plioues: 3331 Wliltte- more; 541W Algona. Saddle Club To Perform at Conservation Barbecue Here In addition to the features Of the Buffalo Barbecue and trap shoot, planned for next Sunday .at the Kossuth fairgrounds, by the Kossuth Courtly Conservation League, a new attraction will be -offered. . . The Seneca Saddle: Club will bo'present and participate with a program of ilts 6wn In the June 30Uh show. This infor. matlon was received from Art Prlebe, county league president, Monday. • ' : '' -»•' • ' '>>''• -'••'•' With a league membership now -of: (Mime 1,200 a record attendance is expecWd.'. There will be no general admission charge, only cost 'being-, for the Buffalo<-Burs'ers, at Z5c each, or cost of ammunition'in>the trap shodt^: it r The three traps >vlh be manned by members of the league units from Lone'Rock; Wesley and Algona?" L. M. MerritHs general chairman of'thc program. The event will also terminate the predritor hunt of the organization, and prizes in all classes and categories will he an. noil need that day. . NEED 12 CARS OF LUMBER TO MEET TORNADO DAMAGE Swea City: County Supervis- ,or Myron Johnson is submitting reports to Red Cross ( headquarters in St. Louis, Mc%,'in'cpnnec- ,tion with the tornado that.swept across the north part of,-Kossuth .county on June 16.,, Lumber to reconstruct the barns'^nd. out, .buildings destroy'ed/'on' 30 or more farms must be*tttffaIneE"by Red Cross-sanctioned priority. More than a dozen lumber will 'be gion, it was estimV The Blue Eartfi pany is repairing inear the Roy Valvic' to be ready for the harvest. Interstate pany lines and REA circuits were functioning about notmally by .Friday but telephone lines, including some long distance wires, ,were still not .fully -frefetapd to service. .? * t ,J r Expect Big Dance Crowd f "• Advance sale of tickets for the annual fireman's ball-' indicated that this year's attendance would exceed the crowd of 800 of last year. Menke's orchestra will play lor the, dance which is to be held June 25 at Interlaken park. Pro- peeds will be used tp purchase new equipment for the fire department. Change Band Nights Director Raymond Minkler, ,wno replaces Andrew Lang as band instructor at Swea City and Armstrong schools, announces that weekly band concerts this .summer will be changed to .Thursday nights instead of Fridays and that rehearsals will be iheld on Mondays instead of .Tuesdays as in the past. Residence Sold Swea City: Two more properties changed hands here when the A. J. BilsboroU'ghs purchased the house -tenanted by Rock Island, ^agent Lynn Pulver-and the Julian Rohlfs became owners of ,the dwelling where the Roland .Gabels-.rlive. Both houses were owned':by Fults & Eckholm land company) •> .Mrsii.-Hazel Starr of LaMcsa, (Calif.;'is'visiting her parents, the John Aii Andersons at Anderson's paks..-:nr,: •zcuit.--j jii"; -o: ' '0-i orv .,;• MrsijLillian Shaw and son Les- Jer.ofvWeslby, Wis., visited last .Week';in : . the Rev. S. H. Hammer home. • . Mrs. :Allen Johnson, Aletha Ecklund, Lillie Bone and the latter' s-'.; daughter Marilyn are spending a week at Clear Lake. • 'Harold Halverson of Los Angeles, Calif., is expected this week to ^arrive at the W. O. Briggs home after 0 two weeks fishing irip in Canada. Mrs. Halvgrspn and daughter Susan have been vA .the : paren'tal Briggs home tor the /past' two weeks. • The Rev. Dr. John Pearson of Drove City, Minn., vls.ited S,\yea ,friends last Tuesday. Doctor Wh*h Ui trmiblc detelofred fifaft, It first pas- ^umvc , Lutheran .church' here' ab't-Ut 23 years, atfd, ,was &e East Chain, Minn,, looking after a'farfti he owns there. -* -' * Mrs. Wayne Q?iffitti son and s 'the third child. A sort, Dany Lee, arrived June 16 at Forbes hospital to Mr. and Mrs. .Donald BerhoW. He has two older sisters. Titonka Pastor Had Article In Magazine The Rev, Ronald H. James, pastor of Titonka-Doan Methodist charge, Titonka, is a featured writer in the July issue df The Pastor, a specialized magazine for ministers of all faiths'. Writing under the title "Publicity Pays the Rural Church," the Rev. Mr. James expresses the opinion that the pastoral letter and postal cards can do much to stimulate community interest, church attendance and financial support for the country •• church faced with discouragement. "Publicity pays such huge divi- dendse to the rural church that the cost is clmost incidental," Grant Divorce j One New Action Filed One divotee was granted, 'and ft second filed, in Kossuth district court) last week. ' Leo f. Greenland was granted a divorce from Elv^ Mne Greenland, June 11, and the plaintiff, was • awarded Uhe household goads. Judge 0. W, atilMtaft slgricfd the (Frances Trasafflar-filed divofei proceedings against Harry Trasn* mar, Lptts Creek, in a"petltioA charging cruel 'and inhuman treat- men.!. The couple ihave two chil- iren. They were married Aug. 25-, 1935, at Frost, Minn., and lived together until June of this year. A restraining order was also s'gned by the court preventing the defendant frqm visiting or molesting the mother or children. Salvation Army Drive . The Salvation Army drive in the Algona business section will begin Wednesday, with Charles Paxson as chairman, assisted by Harold FristecU, Joe Bradley, F ; red Shilts, Ted Chnschilies, Ralph Dieckmann, Bud Zender, Fre| Kent Jr. and Glenn Crilly. The- county drive has begrt' tiff- der way for the past, week. ^, *'*•*"* **,*'* *•* #•* Coast -to - Coast Celebration SALE! H. W. POST DRAY AND TRANSFER STORAGE OF ALL KINDS Long distance hauling. Every load insured against loss or damage. Equipped to do all kinds of draying and hauling. Best Grade REP BARN PAINT Comes In 5-Gallon Cans y«ur dtwnond here with full faith in ; $£ quality >ve offer, confident of ut- value. SHARP'S JEWELRY Complete with Batteries ELECTRIC FENCER Makes fencing easier—cheaper —battery fits rl«ht Inside unit. 95 **•** **** **** **** **** Electric Motor WATER PUMPS 1,3 H, p, Mote* Here's your opportunity to get th^t electrlo motor ypu'ye wanted—select early, The is limited. 59 Aluminum 449 Mail Boxes Safety Flashlight Children's ROLLER SKATES Sizes for 3 to 10 years Paint 27 09 Stair Treads 19c ELECTRIC TOASTERS Truck Tires 20% Off 8.25x20 D.00?c20 io.oox20 ? : Tractor Tire Pumps . With Guaeo I : 4S' Leather 7.88 fly Ntls i B»Batteries 45-Volt RAPIO BATTEBJES 39 types.. B«»vy duty .. Hot Shots $1.69 Cement Relineis Seat Covers lor All Mahes of Cars Complete Stock Men's, Women's luggage Complete Stock fl FUhing Tickle Coast-to*

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