The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 9, 1946 · Page 1
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»§§ iotnegj; Idtfsa. .' IOWA CELEBRATES .••--, loo • CENTENNIAL EDITION WELCOME TO ALGONA CENTENNIAL DAYS JULY 10-11 f. JOE, LONE ROCK 13 INNINGS IN lAYBATM |The St. Joe-Lone Rock tilt in KossUth League games of .nday proved the feature at jiSjft'action of the day, with the two *• "tines' going 13 innings to end the ittle, 2 to 1 in favor of St. Joe. Neither team scored until the |8th frame. . Three hits gave Lone Rock one n in that inning, and St. Joe ; back to score two runs, on errors and two hits.'Hanson t. Joe held Lone Rock hitless nine innings. Thilges relieved nson and finished the game, ker and Reding were behind : plate. Marlow and Batt Were e Lone 'Rock batteries. Loits Creek Wins i other league games/ the fol- ing results were tabulated: Wesley'3, Lotts Creek 4. Ledyard 3, Biirt 14. Corwith 3, Algona 2. Lotts Creek only banged out x hits, while Wesley connected >r nine, .but the league leaders 'efused to be downed. Lloyd and 'ohnson were the Wesley batter- 5, and Leudtke, Keucker and ichtendahl worked'for .Lotts reek; . . Next Sunday Schedule Games next Sunday will find, alts Creek at Lone Rock, SU 'oo at .Wesley, Burt at Corwith nd Algeria at Ledyard. League standings: 'earn W. L. Pet. ,olls Creek -1....9 0 1000. iurt 6 3 .667 Algona 5 3 .625 ~", Joe '_' 5 4 .555 me; Rock 3 6 .333 idyard 2 5 .285 csley „ ....'Lf 6 .250 orw'ith —•—_..Z 8 .200 The summary, of the St. Joe-, one Rock game followat- Joe (2) ' AB; ; R. HI I; Gales .5 ;6 ; 1 Baker '._• 4 0 * -0 |J. Thilges .„.. : 2;.-.f,l, 0 f .Dclmar'-l „ ; _ Don Reding y_j—.£-5 ; 0 Hanson .i.'— 5' 0 Lone Rock (1) 47 2 7 AB. R. - H. D. Batt 00 0 E. Reding 500 Knoll ...I.- .... 601 B. Batt i~i. ; 4'^ ;, 0 0 Hutchinson _.Jj 4 ; 0 0 L. 'Larson i_.,5: ' : 0;i ; 0 Marlowe .-... 3'' lf '0 ' 1 Batt Jr. 511 Hawks _. —_ 4 .0 0 Hattcn 1 -.0 1 43 1 4 Algona vs. Corwith •Box score of the.Algona, Cor- wllh game follows: Algona (2) AB.' R. H. G. Winkol, 3b 511 Bradley, c 300 D, Wlnkel, Ib... 5 0 1 Froehlich, ss—,_„. 50 1 Watts, 2b ..... „ 5 00 Kaje\Vski, p ...._,. 402 Winter, cf 5 1 1 Gilbrlde, If 400 Seller,' rf 4,- 0 0 1 40 2 ~6 Corwith (3) AB. R. H. Robinson, 3b 500 Waltman, 1 2b 500 Oxley, Ib ....'. 5 1 1 i, Shipman, cf ....... 5 1 3 Runke, ss .... 400 v . Sloan, rf ...„,.-..,.» 400 * Gorley, If — , 400 Merriam, c ,..,...„ 400 Berhow, p _„,_...,,, 411 ~4 ~3 ~5 ESTABLISHED 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JULY 9, 1946 Three Sections—20 Pages VOL. 81—NO. 27 OPEN ALGONA * * * * # # • # * # * * # * # * * * * Radar, Weapon Exhibit By Navy Units Coming To City NAVY ON WHEELS TO BRING SOME OF WAR'S SECRETS ^ "The NaVy on Wheels," a mobile exhibit of navy 'Wartime developments in armanent and other equipment, will be an added attraction during Centennial days in Algona, July 10 and 11. The exhibit is housed in two large trailer units and will be open to the public on State street, both days. Leighton Misbach, Chamber of Commerce secretary, received fjn.al word of the navys O. K. for sending the units here last Saturday, in word from Capt. H. A. Lincoln, USN, 9th Naval District public relations officer. Were War Secret* Many of the exhibits' in the mobile were closely guarded secrets i during the war. A complete radar unit will be shown In actual operation. .Also 'included is ,an instru , .rncnt panel ' from a 'navy fighter -^plairie^-ijew^ -told MOTOR FIRM TO USEQUONSETHUT Wayne Allen of the Allen'Motors Co- intends to <moye into tempor* ary quarters in a newly ordered Quonsef hut, to be erected at the corner of iElm and Btegpnal, about Sept. I. The hut has Already been ordered' from th.9 manufacturer and will temporarily house the Alien .Motors until s permanent building van .toe erected it " " kHfOU^ffi-..,- , ftto^fdjfttheFQst -«ii* -i~A 8te ** 8fc ' m ^ TO sept. I- A hibit Miicludes apparatUs?for j -ein- erfgehcy administration of' blood plasma during battle. Other developments in technical aviation and medical equipment are included. J One officer and five enlisted men will toe sent here to handle the display, including technicians for operating .and maintaining equipment. Construction of 'navy ships is illustrated by a seven-foot model of a cruiser of the USS Cleveland class. Motion picture equipment for showing battle-action movies is also part of the exhibit. Models of aerial bombs, rockets, anti-aircraft guns, and other weapons show how the navy met,the attack of Jap Kamikaze'pianos. The exhibits should prove one of the most interesting of| exhibits to all who visit Algona for Centennial Days. The entire display and all mobile units will be pen to the public. OAT HARVEST IS ' OUTSIDE VIE>V of one of the Navy mobile each end of ,the : ;trailer will allow spectators to pass •nits to be here for Centennial Days is shown above.' into one end of. the exhibit and out the other. (Offi- his exhibit is housed in a large trailer. Steps at cial Navy Photograph). TWOjJl!RT;CAR The average soil temperature for the past week was 81.8, higher than any average temperature recorded last year, Harry Nolte, official weather observer here stated Monday. Despite a few days that seemed, to be about 100, the highest temperature of the past week, was Monday, with a 91 above. The week's'weather: Date High July 2 .82 July 3 , 82 July 4 si July 5 r 89 Jvjly 6 (,41 in. r, f,> -90 July 7 (45 in. r. f.)-.88 Jyly 8 7 , ,,-91 „. A sudden near-cloudburst hit this area late Saturday afternoon but des$)it§> fears, no damage was done to local crops. Opts cutting should begin within a week, farmers said, A. &, Brown, county agent, ad- vjffig farmers to start mowing pastures for weed control, and tbst this should fee done in, July, mowing when/ weeds are m ftpwer bud Stage, about midT they can 5e controlled, include • ragweed, iron vervain and goldeprftcj. Re- mowings wiy weaken, the — J fjnally Low 57 60 61 61 66 89 66 One of the features of the Navy; display in Algona, Centennial Days, will be the display of a complete Radar unit, shown above in actual operation, Spectators can look into the shield, as the sailor above is doing, and pick out objects shown on the screen. (Official News Photograph). • • v t CENTENNIAL EDITION , PRESENTED TODAY Presented today is The Iowa Centennial edition of The Algona Upper Des Moines. We hope you like U. Special attention' is called to the several unique historical sketches, the numerous display p/esentalions from local 'business firms, and the summary of (he two-day program for Centennial Days in Algona. As the oldest newspaper in this section of Iowa, estabr listed in 1865, The Upper Des Moines joins with hundreds of othw* locally in welcoming VPH to the celebration, Police Issue La»t Bicycle Warnings City police warning it is,?ug their owners, final u: bicycle tound wjit&ut § T»ttl fee picked y^ wy however, bo^ 'Th Friday aftwwons. J^y {rom, I to, 5 p. *&Wn&$ from, ?lty hail. A on duty dur ^ the.Upe Tfae problem ef o increased, ?00 bikes poUee police, y and }ifgnse$ can - in will $g hours to VISITOR HERE DIES OF HEART ATTACK Mrs. Lee E. Gilbert • of Oskaloosa died Saturday evening at the home of Mr, and Mrs, Geo. Benschoter in Algcpa. She was taken sick a day or two after she and her husband arrived here for a visit with Mr, Gilbert's relatives. Coronary thrombosis was the cause of her death, Mrs. Gilbert was born in Kepta, la. The Gilberts 'have lived in Oskaloosa since 1917 and,Mr. Gilbert was in the jewelry business. Fyneral services, will b.e held Tuesday afternoon, at the Presbyterian church at 2 o'glock with the Rev. Gilbert J, Kuyp^r and Rev. Epiil P. Carlsten of Oskaloosa in charge, Bi}r4al will be made in Riyefyiew cemetery here jn the Gilbert fjmijy lot, i pallbearers will be Qlifton, Hollis, QUbert aiu| Ajtour Benschoter and Stanley anfl Ronald . surviving relatives in- te Mr, aj&ef § tyQther £ L. 5 Mrs. peorge ^ 1 ~' : "~4tilnWr^MiM ... Saturday evening about 6 o'clock. Aibent Theesefield,". driver : ol, the -cab. Buffered a broken collar bone, and other injuries. Passengers in the cab were Leona Mc- Laughliti and J. y. Woodley. The eaib wp3 'returning from Des Moinesi where H had taken a third party to a hospital. Woodley was uninjured, but the girl received cuts and bruises. The injured were treated : at the Kossuth hospital and returned tb" Estherville. 'Sheriff A. J. "Cogley, called to the scene, said the driver blamed faulty steering apparatus for the mishap. A state truck had to be called to pull the car back on the highway. • TWO WOMEN SEEK DIVORCE DECREES Two now actions for divorce were filed in Kossuth district court last week. Gladys Pesicka is asking a divorce from Leonard Pesicka. charging cruel and inhuman treatment, , and that her husband has become an habitual drinker. The couple were married Dec. 20, 1943, and lived /together until June, the petition states. Mrs. Pesicka said that excessive use of liquor toy her husband had resulted in Impairment of her own health, and that he had denied the parentage of their child. She asks custody of the child, also. The couple is from Algona. Ctorls June Claussen is asking a divorce from Vernon Foster Claussen. Tfhe couple were married Jan. 27, 1945, at Ottumwa, and lived together until April 24. 1940. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple has a daugh- e/tr seven months old. She asks custody of the child, and adequate support, also, - Mary E.. Meyer, Fenton, is peti* tjoning- for .separate maintenance from Wm. Meyer, and asks $125 a month'temporary alimony, until ' action can make it perman- MOVETOST.PAUL Joe Bloom h^ sold i\is house on east JJ^rgsHa; street to O. P. Peterson • and. with his family will i^pve to St. Paul about Augt 1, ,Jde wfll have charge IOQH %te? his interests. A resident jn»n>$e? Will also be em- orchestra for a $esr. " ' Mr. Blaom has been in business in Atepna, th,e pas* 18 years and ha§ always t§j$en «n active part in civic atfairs;. He is a member he L^i^ofl, aj4 Kiwajys club, JntenJs tft vjs.it here at least here. ' ' Algona Man 83 Years Resident of Kossuth When the old timers convene here Thursday morning for the Old Settlers' Picnic, in. conjunction with Centennial Days, Ed Rist may not toe the oldest person present, but he will attend the gathering with a record of 83 years and five months residence in Kossuth county. Mr. Rist was born Jan. 1, 1863, in the old family homestead, just east of the present fairgrounds, across the C. & N. W. tracks, where the fox farm used to be. His parents came to Kossuth county in 1855 from Massachusetts. • Earned $2.75 Week Of the three brothers in the family Ed is the only one living, Charles and Dick having passed away some years ago. As a youth v Mr. Rist went to Miss .Worster's Seminary, which later was irierged ' with , Algona ' College, Ed 'also ....attended- ..the college.: U He'; says • thai later Vithe and Pmergra 'into Mprmngslde College, ••'which, still exists... ••'After leaving school, he worked for $2.75 a week in an oats .ield, but decided that the western frontiers held more lure .than the oats, and joined a survey crew of the C. M. & St. P. engineering department, and spent two years on the line between Rock Rapids and Rapid City. >In Bank 48 Years That was 62 -years ago. Then, after his return from .the west, he became a chore boy .in the Kossuth County State Bank and remained with that institution for 48 years, eventually becoming president. Mr. Rist has two daughters, Eugenia O'Haire of Des Moines and Alice O'Rourke of Algona, and one grandson and one granddaughter. Mrs. Rist died some months ago. Today gardening is one of the Algona pioneer's hobbies. "I claim to be a better gardener than M. P. Weaver, too," he added. He makes a daily trip into the business section, and can be counted upon to visit old cronies and" give accurate information of early day life. "Charlie Kuhn is another old timer, who is now 88 years old," he added, "but Charlie was 13 years old when he came here." Other Old Timers Other old timers include a Mr. Salmon from the Lone Rock area, who is reported to be 88 years old, but whose entire lifetime has not been spent in the county. Fred Dau, who now makes his home with his daughter at Fenton, is 82 years old, having reached this world April 11, 1864, is another old timer. He came Funds jRai*ed For New Hospital Beds The American Legfion Auxiliary, Ha£g Unit No. 90 of Algona, has just completed its campaign to secure funds for -the purchase of several new portable hospital beds with mattresses, and a new portable detachable fracture frame to facilitate mending of broken bones, These new portable hospital beds and the fracture frame nave been ordered and as* soon as they arrdve 'they will be housed in the American Legion Auxiliary meeting rooms 'at Fentan. Swea City, Bancroft, Algona, Whittemore and Titonka and Will 'be readily ava.il' able for temporary use in all homes of the residents of AJgona, Ban* croft, Bur|, Fen^on, Gerled, Jry,* inglpi), imsfa, Ledyard. Lone Rock, kuVerae, §t, Beflfdict/Sex- l nn, Swea C4ty, Titonfea, Wesley. Whjttfimore, §nd the ewrrsundwg wea? at ell times without we Ed Rist to Kossuth county in 1870. P. A. McArthur, who lives on South Heckart St., Algona, has lived in ; Kossuth county 78 years and eight, months. He was born and raised in the county, and lived here all except two years. His parents came from Scotland and settled*on a homestead in Union township. / . J. W. Haggard, 77, was born and raised in Kossuth county and lived here practically all of his life, putting him also in the ;elect list of real pioneers. Will Kardoes of Buffalo Center has lived in Kossuth county 38 years, having been born only one mile from where, he now lives in northeast Kossuth. There are others, of course, and the Old Settler's Picnic committee hopes they will all be able ;o attend the gathering. tion. Mrs. G. D. "^y*^^ **" 5!E^ of the stated li SffWW^'W I*9*,. paign for th GRAVE TRUCKERS AMONG 11 FINED Eleven justice court cases were heard in two courts here in the past .week. Three gravel truck drivers who were not obeying the arterial- signs north of Algona on highway 169, were each ticketed by D. S .iutchinson, state patrolman, and- fined by Justice J. B. Johnston, Saturday. They were Don Fisher, Webster' City, George H. Ristau and Gordon Wege.ner of Algona. Each was fined $5 and costs, Other fines, by Justice Johnston: Lewis Merkle. Livermore, faulty brakes, $2.50 and costs. Harvey E* Viall, Cedar Rapids, failure 'to stop at an arterial, $2.50 and costs; . John McEnroe, east of 'Algona, not having an operator's license,. $5 and costs, Alfred Hoglen, Algona, failure to stop <at an arterial, $5 and costs. Eddie Pariand, Ottumya, defective brakes, $2.50 and costs, Justice Delia Welter ha<J three cases involving overwidth anjl overload ol trucks, with fines SST sessed «s fojlows: J 1 . O. ^enberg, ptorra. Lake, oyerwidth, $10 and cost?, pme,r L,, Nelson. Mi. overload on truck, $1$ §p4 cps Wm, Haase,tiFepftpn, pyr - ' $2,00 and costs, PARADES, PICNIC OF OLD SETTLERS AND CARNIVAL BOOKED Algona was preparing, today,. to welcome the largest crowd in' many years to the two-day Centennial program, which begins here Wednesday, and continues through Thursday, July 10 and 11. The celebration will be offered without speeches, but has a program built around fun and the renewing 1 of old acquaintances, in keeping with the celebration of Iowa's 100th year of statehood. It will be the largest celebration in this section of the state. Old Tyme Car Parade Highlight of the . Wednesday program will be the Old Tyme Car Parade, which is to start,at 2 p. m. Local automobile dealers have .cooperated to bring . some really old-time cars here for the event. Clayton, Percival, Leighion Misbach -, .and R. C. Guster are in ' charge of this parade, which will also feature two bands, l <;v '' *A.1_^. T K_A.? UK«IB nwJ X1«»»»C* l^fl, 1 ^wfK j -«aioii«ttnifir? J ;"^r« 7 r\? ) w "Several-surprises are promised' spectators, also, during the' event. ™ Old Settler's Picnic Thursday, the highlight of the day will be the Old Settlers' Picnic, to take place on the courthouse lawn, starting ;at noon. Phil Kohlhaas, Mart Weaver and Joe Harig and Campbell Humphrey are on the committee handling the event. Free coffee, soft drinks and ice cream will be provid- ; ed, as well as benches whore the balance of a picnic dinner may be eaten. A brief program is being worked out, * . and awards will bo mado to / several classification of old '' timers on hand. Each old settler will be asked to register in' a booth, as he arrives. There will be tags given to each registrant, one. for those living in the county from GO to 70 years, and another for those living here over 70 years. Three prizes will also be awarded, one for the man having lived in the county the longest time, and another for the woman having lived'here the longest time, Another award will be given the person coming from the farthest distance. A second Old-Tyme Car Parade is also planned for Thursday afternoon, with the Bode band to participate, as well as the Algona high school band. Free Acts, Rides, Shows Both days will enjoy the pres^ ence of the Royal United Shows, me of the largest entertainment inits to ever appear in Algona,' The carnival was booked by Hagg Post No, 90 of The Amer: can Legion, and will be here both days. It will offer' five rides and four shows. In addition, a free apt program each afternoon end evening will .„ be presented from >a special platfprm on Slate street, The *how will run about 4S minute* and will include a variety of form. ftcirf« 9)1 free, There will be a nUJi*er of other concessions, including eating stand to be managed the local Legign Auxiliary- . Handbill* By Plane Saturday, evening, ,befr down, i?ay Setcheu, con of the local Legion pps*, over towns in Kps>uth dropping the two*<| ,: :..:„_ w«». to

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