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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 20, 1946
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;-f* NCROFT, SENECA HOMES HIT BY TRAGEDIES BULLET IS TO JAMES ONSUNDAY jfotles, 20, son of Mr. and prd E, Jones of Seneca ( was fatally Injured fternoon, 'by the accl- charge of a .22 rifle. ' litany with sonie .young hi neighboring places, id gone to a pasture boys had done a little they . were talking, dropped the .22 butt to Ihd, holding it by the * a vertical position. The some manner Avent off, ie bullet entered the an's head going through and passing into his let Doctor on Road was made to Swea City, gtely, for, a doctor, but one had time to arrive, it ecided that they .could not Igh'd he must be rushed to a On the road they met oaf-. of Doctor Snyder of ;City who gave what aid he land then.rushed the youth lie General Hospital in Al,, He died five minutes af- arrival. , • f he Jones farnvis located two . and % mile north of Seneca school. Tuncral services were to be ad at 9:30 a. m. Wednesday, Jgus.t 21, at the Ringsted Pres- gjerian church, with the Peter- Funeral Home of Ringsted in rgd. ' Burial will be in Sac ity, la. Was With 6 Pals |The mishap occurred, on. the n of Lloyd Jorgenson, near James place. With the gun bum at the time of the acci- ftital -shooting were Robert, |n. Pole and Don Jorgenson, Ck Countryman, and Darrel nroeder, all of the immediate fighborhood. Glen, and three sisters, Jean, Tames is survived by a broth- |arriett and Sylvia, in addition his parents. ESTABLISHED 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TUfiSD^Y, AUGUST 20, 1946 Two Sections—16 Pages VOL. 81—NO. 33 FAIR OPENS FOR 3 DAYS Algona Ciil, Husband Adopt Trio of Brothers [ERRIlt FUNERAL [QME HERE SOLD Charles R. Hamilton of Fort Dodge completed the purchase of he Merritt Funeral Home in Al- |ona, last Thursday. / Mr. Hamilton is a /returned service iman. and since his-diV sharped has -been/ connected with- hcTvWuder-BruCe Funeral Home In Fprt Dodge. His J^ime ,was Iowa has acquired three new junior citizens. The three bright, cheerful youngsters shown in the • above picture were adopted last" Tuesday by Mr. and Mrs. Merle Moxley, and ' are temporarily making their 'home at the Fra'nkl farm,: east of Algona on the McGregor sheet road. Mrs. Moxley is the former Delja Frankl, * \ Mrs. Moxley, prior^to iiep.,nwr^ lage attended the University of Yyoming. at-Laramie, and after graduation- 1 taught-at-the^univers- fty. *" During the course of" 1 her work in, Laramie, she became ac- quamted with the mother of the > 1. "« —,— *T— - f — :on finally in Carroll, Iowa. tnree youngsters pictured, and -, --- Possession is to be Kiven, Sep- itembcr 1. The Hamiltons will 'live in the apartment above the Tiomc.'at present occupied by the Merrills. Mr. Merritt said Sat- jrday that the plans of he and .Wrs. Merrill are indefinite, ,but they expect lo spend some lime |tra<«iling and enjoying a well- learned vacation. Mr. Merrill has loperated his undertaking business here Ihe pasl 19 years .and gurine lhal lime has-been active civic projects and especially nservalion • activilies and pro- jrams. They inlend lo lake a rip lo Northern Minnesota after Bepl. -1 and laler swing south to |isit Mr. and Mrs. Frilz Pierce al leelfool Lake, in. Tennessee. Mrs. Hamilton, wife of the new ineral director, has four broth- TS, all priests, in the Sidux City [diocese: 'Rev. James Gretemanh, fMilford: Rev. Frances Grete- iann. Onawa; and Rev. Benjain Gretemarin, formerly assist- pmt at Whittemore. also their case history. yiie mother was divorced from the; children's father who had also deserted them, and as a result the boys ha4 placed in boarding schools and orphanages while their mother worked. The eldest was in 'th"6 '-first, grade at the' University training school, whjch helped, M;ss Frankl to be- cOme better acquainted with him and his 'brothers, as well as the family. ,, ^ In March,of 19*44,/MissjFrankl rrtarrieo> Merle ^Mox;leV^fIn%^f^ air 5 corps-veteran, i.wfth'53 missions now to his credit as a flight engineer.,on B-24 bpmb- ers.' Upon his release from ser- RECKLESS DRIVING FINES ASSESSED Two substantial fines for reckless driving resulted Sunday, after hearings in the court of May- Frank Kohlhaas. George Buscher, .'Humboldt, iEN.HICKENLOOPER iPEAKS THURSDAY Senator B. B, Hickenlooper's |talk Thursday noon at the Country club has been opened to the general public toy the Kiwanis plu'b, and those who wish to hear lie senator tell about the atomic omb explosions .in the Pacific are welcome at the meeting. | Preceding the senator's talk |he Kiwanis club has invited the totary and Lions clubs lo meet vilh them for the regular noon (luncheon. Because of inability to serve all who might wish to attend the luncheon part of the Iprogram has been confined to [members of the three plubs, However, following the lunch- was fined $100 and costs, on the- charge. He is : a gravel hauler find was arrested in Algona after driving in '•.(. manner police thought was not in keeping with safety regulations. Wayne • Cristophel; Grant twp. youth of 17, was fined §50 and costs as the result of an incident that happened about a week ago. Ten dollars of the,fine was suspended. • Other Mayor court cases found Vlarvin Rochleau being fined $5 and costs on a charge of -speeding, and Kenneth Wehrspan of Whittemore was fined $2 and costs on a charge of blocking a street and throwing oil on a car. The .latter, a 15-year-old youth, also paid the costs of cleaning up an oil-smeared car that resulted from a boyish prank., Before Justice J. B, Johnston, two overload truck cases end a stop sign violation all brought fines. ' • Clair G, Olson, Corwith, was fined $2,50 and costs, for an arterial violation, Dale Dundas, owner of a truck was fined $25 and costs with $2( suspended, for" an overload on a truck driven by Carrol A. Fraser of Burt. Albert JCemna, West Bend owner of a truck driven by John Porweiler, was fined $25 and costs on each of two counts, overload and improper registration, Girl Loses A Finger , Wesley: Diana, age 4, small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Gardner, received' a painful injury to her hand last week when it was caught in a ;V-belt on a pump jack: The index was severed, and/other' fingers were 'oadly bruised. -..",,; DEMO WOMEN OF COUNTY ORGANIZE ' ,' -i * - i •: • Permanent organization of the Kossuth . County. •• Democratic Woman's club took,.place -at a meeting last week at the horn of- Mrs. Katherine ,'McEvoy. Elec tion 'of. officers" was "held, and program outlined-for the comin, months. . ; . Rosella Voigt was named pres ident of the gro^p, Dena Kohl ' vi'ce, Mrs. Moxley and ; her hus-; band returned to the home pla.ce here and intend to make their home in Iowa. Contact ws kepi with the youngsters, however, and recently the Moxleys decided to adopt'the three boys, and lid The mother agreed to, the adoption only knowing that all three would be in the same family and well provided for. And in the meantime the three „„ iuitu , Youngsters/are learning to knojw* £^9 a*im., ^^m^^^i^k^^fr^s^. one on an Iowa faim. In. the :above piclure they are. left to right, Billy, 8, Johnnie, 7, ind Jimmie, 5.. They had never traveled before, and their trip by car here from Wyoming was one big .adventure. And it's -something nfew every day, as they learn to make their way around Ihe barns/lo ?at sweet corn, and see' their first plums on trees. "How do. the cows get up into the silo to eat their food?" was one stimulating question offered the first day on,a tour of inspection. If the faces of happiness on the Frankl farm are any eslimale of the situation, Mr. and Mrs. Moxley have every reason to be justly proud of their act, and Iowa has acquired three fine, young, citizens. to the crowd can be „__. Kxtra chairs are being provided by a committee of the Kiwanjs c «^u P^^^nt ^arJ Woffman, of the Kwanis cJn/b, will pre- nifln I)TlH C**>__l._i TTI_I_.. ». * ^«ra&r£- xrag&rf *» ° f »• ** - -"•'- room, where a large I 6 " "' s be npnnmmnHnfoH ' '• ••--••" ' > « * t Big Crowd Attends Baseball Wmdwp, The American League team, composed of Lotts Creek,. St, Joe Burt and Lone Rocls t down ed the National League, composed of Algona, Ledyard, W,e«}ey ana.porwith, }n the final e rflpm game _gt\ the vtrill be introdweed by P, C. To Eighf Couple* Aug. 13-rLyle A. Gamer, and pQj-is k. mond.. Aug. and Neuhrinsf, T»ft, gel- League played §unday on \h§ Algona fairgrounds diamond- Creek defeated. Ajgona, . . , 4 to. 8; St. Jpe dawned L,edyard, 3, to 1, an . ,, 3, to U Bur| lost to Wesley, 8 tQ d Lone Rqgjp a^jd CQrwith, , ach ,te§m The unique affair was weU at- and cjcjgd^ the, league "" ' w^K^ m ,-- m the county fair Ind s m m schedules have been is ' vice, president, Clark Walker is recording secretary Mrs, Casey Loss'was named cor responding secretary, and Mrs Joe Wilhelmi is treasurer, The nexl meeting is .sel fo: Tuesday evening, ; Aug. 27, al I p. m, in Ihe courtroom of Ihi courthouse. Any. irjlerested worn an is cordially, invited to attend While/ the fore part of the meeting will'be,of a T business na ure, a social program is planned following the business meeting START BALL MEET, BANCROFT, FRIDAY Revised- pairings'"' for the Northwest P,is]trigt Amateur Baseball tournament |o be held in Bancroft Augvjgt 2?. 24 and 25, were announced Ipis-week by V, J. Lattimer, stat^,,director. ,'The official pairings for the tournament are?.*- ' , • Algona vg. Rake; 11 a. m. Friday, • ' , '. Webb vs. Lotts. -Cf'eek, 1 p. m. . FHday, 'Bancroft vs. Friday, 2:45 p. _ Armstrpng y§« -RjBdjnan, 4:30 ' i ™ m. Fndjy, playe4 LEDYARDBOYIS HURT BY TRACTOR Ledyard: Robert Dyer, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. 'Henry Dyer, was injured Wednesday while working at the Jack Lynch oil station, He was driving-a tractor, help- Ing wtth the grading, This was being done at the station wherl he struck loose dirt and .the tractor turned compeletely over. Robert jumped, but his leg was caught by the tractor seat, cut, and .both bones below the knee were broken. He was taken to a Mankato hospital. The young man had worked at Lynch's ' all" summer, and Wednesday was to have been his last day as he planned on leaving Thursday with his brother Glenn for a motorcycle trip to visit a sister Irene, in Florida snd a brother Joe in WaShing- ton, D, C, Robert will be ' a senoir in Leciyard high school this- fail. Mrs. Dyer a,nd Mrs. Lynch visited Robert at Mankato Wednesday afternoon. THRILL SHOW, WLS BARNDANCE, HORSE SHOWHEADLINERS The 194(5 edition of the Kossuth County Fair will open tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 21, for' a three-day program of grandstand events, exhibits, ^contests ncl pe'neral fun. Algona business places, including banks, will close Thursday at noon for the bslp.nco of the day to allow employes to attend the fair. The ( Algona library will be closed all day Thursday for 'the fair. ( . Tb» Kossuth courthouse will be closed all three afternoons of the Kossuth County Fair, from 12, noon, for the remainder of the af - . ternoon. At the' same 'time, A. L. Brown, fair secretary, announced the final program of events. Three Day Program On Wednesday, Aug. 21, the schedule of events follows: 9:30 a: m. — Judging to start in 111 Hopartments. 9:30 to noon — 4-H girls demonstrations. i 1:30 p. m. — Judsins continued. 1:30 p. m. , Burt high school band concert at grandstand. 2:00 p. m. — Jimmy Lynch Death Dodgers before the grandstand. 3:30 .p. m.— Baseball, Bancroft vs. Whittemore. 7:30 p. m. — Band concert fol- ^wed bv nieht performance of •Jimmy Lynch and his Death Wild Mexican Bulls Defy All But Yield To Attack by Air Dodgers. Thursd-iy, Aug. 22, follows: the pro- Dick Keen Singing Tonight At Dance Dick Keen, Algona's eontribu- ion to the radip world, will be iere this evening to participate n the Country club dance and entertainment program, ' at tfce Ugona Country club, Tuesday^ While the dance starts at '9 p. nv Pick's singing mil gceur at U. p. n> Lewis' Pavis, a dajnty and., attrative singer, Wjll also ap- >ear on the ypal program. Cliff and his }j 'rnj^sipians will open -to )^*V«v,-»- r J,v '» I' .» 9'30 to noon—4-H girls demonstrations. 1:30 p. m. Swea City band concert al grandsland. 2 p. m.—WLS Barn Dance Round Up program before Ihe ?randsland. 7:30 p. m. —-Bandy concert, 8 p; m.—Livestock parade before grandstand. 8:15 p. m.—Girls 4-H pageant, grandstand. 8:30.. p. m.—WLS Barn Dance Round Up program. Friday, Aug. 23, the program follows: 9 a. m.—All exhibits open to the public. 12 o'clock noon—4-H calf sale. 1:30 p. m.—Lone Rock band concert at grandsland. . 2 p. m.—Seneca Saddle club horse show, grandstand. 3:30 p. m. — Baseball, Fenton vs. Algona K. C.'s.- 7:30 p. m. Band concert. 8 p. m.—Seneca Saddle. Club A new twist to Mexican bull-fiphting was given to the snort in this vicinity, Thursday, when Faris Miner end his plane were called into action to corral a couple of wild Mexican bulls. Seems that some months ago the Western Buyers concern here purchased 280 bulls from old Mexico. Evidently there was a bull surplus in Old Mexico, and a shortage in this area, so the bulls arrived and were pastured on land north of the city, temporarily. When the Western Buyers boys cot ready to ship the bulls, three were missing rnd stayed missing until a few days ago when George Benschoter, checking over a field of corn that seemed to be behaving in a mysterious fashion, discovered the two wild, Mexican bulls glaring at him and defying him to come in and ficrhi. Ben- schoier knew better; he called the Western Buyers. "Come and get your bulls/ he said. " But the Mexican bulls, feeling fit on Iowa corn no doubt, defied the regular COUNCIL REJECTS 20 HOUSING UNITS Algona's city council, meeting methods. They snorted, pawed, and men on foot stayed at a safe distance. They defied men on horseback, refusing to budge and refusing to be roped. the dance,., Tickets are now on sate or may be procure^ by c&b mem- 7 t the door, , prizes for he ladies, and other features ere sing Pi ld. horse, show, grandstand. 10 p, m.—Centennial Fireworks display. Full Midway Lineup Entries in garden, crops canned goods and textiles can be made up to 9:30 a, m., Wednesday. Aug. 21. There will be a full line of attractions on the Midway, all three days and evenings. Saturday night, Aug. 24, a post-fair dance in Floral Hall is also being planned. With a thrill program Wednesday, a vaudeville and entertainment program for Thursday, and a, special feature event billed for Friday, the three days offer a diversified program that young and old alike can enjoy, the fair management believes. Thrills, Spills, Chills! The Jimmy Lynch program on Wednesday will bring a score of internationally known dare devils here to put stock sedans through their paces in a two- hour show, packed with thrills, ills and spills. Smashing, crashing and rolling /S," driving at break neck speed, leaping through space and through hazards of fire and flaming walls, will be attempted, all as part of the days work * the Death Dodgers, Split-second timing, precision response and expert handling are, aU required to perfect these feats without mishap or accident. Even when a miscalculation occujrs, these dare devils must be prepared to take all the abuse whi?h might otherwise be occasioned in a highway mishap aqd they must be able to think fast and protect their own lives. Big VawdflY,^ sho w .For hayloft music and enter- tayynent fans, the WLS roundup brings the cream oC radio ana ter into any further negotiations for a housing unit at the prisoner-of-war .camp here. Previously the offer of 20 units had been made. The city fathers said that only five couples had registered as wanting space in the unit, if taken by the city. Two automobiles were purchased, one for City Supt. C. U. Pollard and a truck for the water department. The Kent Motor Co. was the successful bidder for both vehicles. A beer permit, requested by Carl James, who recently purchased the Voigt Cafe here, was temporarily rejected and tabled. James formerly ran the White Front Tavern, which he recently sold. Several building permits were approved, chief of which was a $2,700 project to construct a 20x28 frame dwelling, a prefabricated home to arrive ready for erection for J. D. Adams:. MANY DRIVE TO SEE STORM WRECK A great many Kossuth people drove up to Mankato and Wells, Minn., Sunday, to view the damage done a short distance north of the Iowa line by a tornado. Joe Harig was one who went into the territory. The car of Andrew Johnson of Humboldt was hauled back to Algona by the Kossuth Motor Co, The machine was a total wreck. The Johnsons were stopping in one of the Green Gable cabins. They had just returned from fishing, and having no place to clean fish were invited to use the basement of the proprietor's home, They did. Mr. Johnson happened to look out, saw the oncoming fury, and yelled "tornado, get into the cellar." Everyone did, in that vicinity, except the proprietor's wife who went out on the : back 'porch. The building was. ripped from its foundation, tout the porch on which she was standing remained upright. The folks jn the basement were unharmed, but the Johnson car was nearly a total loss. ' . - THE BULLS Then came Miner and the modern method of bull fichling. Taking off from squeeze field after • cry for help from the Western Buyers, Faris circled and swooped down on the wide-eyed, astonished bulls. This was a new method of bull fighting, not known in Mexican circles. They eyed the approaching monster, and when Paris gunned the motor a couple feet over their heads, they took 'oft in a mad dash for the nearest opening, where In the meantime the th'ir bull showed up seven miles south of town, meandering; around the country side A hearing up a few fences, and chasing the gentle cows into the barn lots. Virgil Smith of Western Buyers says that bull No. 1 is 'going to Philadelphia, Pa.; No; 2 is going to Wilmington, Dela.; No. 3 is going to Ann Arbor, Mich.; and if they ajl wind up as sausage, it's all right with him. GERALD NURRE, 22, ON A HONEYMOON, DIES IN TORNADO In one of the most tragic deaths in Kossuth county since war days, Gerald H. Nurre, 22, son of Mrs. Anna Nurre of Bancroft, lost his life in the tornado that hit Mankato and Wells, Minn., early Saturday evening. Nurre had been married only a few hours, and he and his bride were at the Green Gables Cabin Camp west of Mankato, when the storm struck. Mrs. Nurre, young bride, the former Arliss Heetland of Lakota, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, George Heetland of that community, was in St. Joseph's hospital, Mankato, seriously injured. | Was Navy Veteran Nurre, a Navy veteran from submarine service, and his bride were eating sandwiches when the storm struck. Six were killed at the cabin camp, many injured, and all 22 cabins on the place were leveled. The bride suffered serious injuries also, and her -parents were still at her bedside, Monday afternoon. She had a double fracture of one arm, a badly lacerated arm and shoulder, deep gashes on her head, and other injuries. She was knocked unconscious as the storm struck, and when an ambulance arrived at the scene of devastation, after the tornado passed, her husband nelped load Her ,into the vehicle. Asked is he was all right, he answered "yes," and then fell over dead, evidently of internal injuries. The young couple were just starting a four weeks wedding trip, and intended to go to California before returning home. Gerald had -registered at Iowa State college, where he had one year of work before joining the navy. Was. Returning to College The tornado victim was one. of the most respected of the young folks of the Bancroft area. He was born March 27, 1924, attended and graduated from St. John's school, where he was a basketball star, Went to Iowa State one year and joined the navy in May, 1943. He -was only discharged last March. Surviving in addition to his . mother, are four sisters and eight brothers. , They ;) are: Mrs. A. C. Kollaseh, Bancroft; ' Mrs. M. ,O. ,Stephenson,,jWa " 13 TEAMS IN 4-H FAIR COMPETITION The program for the 4-H demonstrations has been announced 'or the Kossuth county fair as 'ollows: Wednesday, Aug. 21: 9 a. Vernia Kirsch. m.—Riverdale Kayser and Rustlers, Kathryn 9:30 a. m.—Plum Creek Elite, Beverly Kainand Marion Zeigler. 10 a. m.—Prairie Pajs. Rosemary Studer and Carroll Erdman, 10:30 a. m.—Irvington I's, Donna Chamberlain and Laura Jean Barr. 11 a. m .— Greenwood Girls, Theresa Heiar and Mary Celeste Bernhard, 11:30 a. m.—Lotts Creek Lassies Betty Gengler and Irene Marie. Thursday, Aug. 22; 9 a. m.-r-Buffalo Boosters Catherine Orthel and Joan Johnson. 9:30 a. m;—'Fentoii Forwards, Anna Rae Weisbrod and Jacqueline Ehrhardt. 10 a. m.^Whittemore Winners, Ellen Wilham, Anna "Mae Er- Vincent and Robert of Bancrof3t;i$ John of'Jefferson; Joe : of Minne- " apolis;, Philip, of Seattle; and Richard of Ames. The Nurre family had six sons in military service. When word of the tragedy reached Bancroft, two of the Nurre boys were fixing a car that belonged to Gerald. At the last minute on his wedding day his own machine developed trouble, and another brother loaned his car. to the bridegroom, for the Mankato Irip, and Gerald was to return Sunday to get his won car. Bride Graduate Nurso Mrs. Nurre, the bride, is the eldest daughter of Ihe George Heellands of Lakola, and gradu- aled from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Des Moines last May. She had completed her work last week. Following the ceremony, the peldjn 10 jng. :30 a. m.— Wesley Wizards, yaji4evme. tsteajt here for fair. Thursday, A«g,22. T}ie , am wjU center of the Four Corner Boys On Inspection Trip Four Corners: A, group of Four Corners 4-H boys, Thomas Rich,. Ronald Harlan, Walter Smith, Joe and Parley Troutman, and Jerry and Harlan Haas enjoyed an educational field trip a. week ago Monday, They visited the homes of several of the boys end viewed the progress being made by the hoy§ on their cluto projects for the year. Lajer a pi^tOe was held at thjs '~- T -'f|n]i,9n place, With th* guests. §ev^ • on entering gaits' <&. Joan Goetz, Carol Hanson, 11 a. m.-T-Valley Victory, Mar- vejla Bruns, : Velida Bruns. 11:30 a. m.— Grant Go-Getters, Wanda Patterson, Violet Mino. 1 p. m. — Union Aletheans, Mary McKim and Leila. Rut- iedge. ^ A business meeting of the 4-H Dirt's groups will be held at 1:30 o, m. with Jane Keith, county 4-H president presiding. Decisions of the judges willbe given at that time, Mrs. Henry Looft, county 4-U chairman, will preside at the demonstrations. 'Thursday night a 4-H parade will -be held in front of the grandstand and a pageant and program presented briefly by the i-H girls.- T 3urt Burt: School will open, here fpt. 2. The following -- T - "chers have been *' * Jersen, Dike, at***, ^Jenseik Forest young couple had their wedding picture taken, received the congratulations of their many friends following one of the mosl beautiful .weddings in a long time at SI. John's church, and Ihen drove north, into • tragedy instead of happiness. Funeral services will be held at 9 a. m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at SI. John's church, Bancrofl. 8 LETTERMEN ARE 1946 GRID NUCLEUS Algona high school's first football practice for the 1946 season is called for Monday Aug. 26, by Coach Gene Hertz. Football uniforms will be issued pn Saturday, Aug. 24, he added. , With about 345 men expected out for practice, the Bulldogs will find themselves with a fair supply of .veteran backs, but- a big question mark as to the line. Lettermen returning are Pelmar Kern, center, Chris Bowen, guard, Charles Crapser and Ed- Rich ends, and Keith Young; Howard Stephenson, Jerry Skill* ing and Gary Waldron in the backfield. First game on the schedule is, Sept. 13, against *• here. . Coach Hertz said „_. „„„_ some high school in the 'North Central (?on,fe?eni ' ' were being y a nr gery«?e schpol, swh

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