The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 17, 1946 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 17, 1946
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fe V INA ROLLS TO V M WIN ER LAKE MILLS . school opened* Ifs . eas ' )ft wilh 4 ous 48 to 0 victory over last w a »<* Idav hight in a Steady drizzle rain, • . of .the game was ««yer In doubt after the flM five 88? U E?;' Aft6 ? ki6kln « off If, u lsltots fnd-gfetting a boot in murtvon the first play a bad pass from center sent- the 'locate ^?lf r td ', the A r dwn iS'yard line, ^«« Lake Mills In -possession of j'R? refe Ways later, however, the , visitors fumbled, Algona recov'- efed, and the Red and Slack Started rolling, never to be in danger thereafter. . 'LotalA Gel Ihe Steaks It must <be said, before 1 hopes become too optimistic for 'the season, that Algona had an advantage in weight and veterans, and also got every break in. the book, despite the rain. To their credit let it be said that not once did' they fumble, despite the rain, whereas Lake Mills fumbled constantly, with Algona recovering most of the tittle. * - • tThc line play of the locals looked much better than last season, and with a brace of scat backs running wild, and passiffg, finding their target at will, It was a walkaway, . • Vislior Fumbles Costly ^ Skilling tallied the first Algona touchdown, on a well exe- uted off tackle play in the first period. His kick hit the cross bar aildV bounced over to make it 7 to flV After) Algona kicked off, the locals Recovered a fumble' and went on Lake to Mills score again, 'on a brilliant lateral pass play, Stephenson . wind.irtg up W^ith the pigskin and crossing \thc goal. The kick by Skilling was good. Score; 14 to 0. ' ' After the next kickoff, Lake Mills was held and their resulting kick was •- blocked on the Lfckc .Mills 25. A pass play, Skilling to Crapser, was good for p, a^touchdown, and the score was II 20 to 0 when the'dropkick failed B* 5 to t clear. T^e half ended at this point. , i • . s' Double Laterals Work To open the .second half, Algona received the • kickoff, and cracked the left side of the line a touchdown, ESTABLISHED 1865 •~*" ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1946 Three Sections—24 Pages VOL. 81—NO. 37 OF HOSPITAL Vera Tells Of Adventurous Hudson Bay Trip • ' " ' ' '. ' ~" ' ' . • - A»_ _M_ \t t, i. ' .. ^™*^._ .. . . •• ^" Introducing A New Feature With (ihis Issue of The Algona-Upper DCS Moines, inclusion of a monthly rotogravure' section in this newspaper begins. This section.was discontinued during th c war. For the .balance of 19^6 this section will appear once a month with this newspaper, arid In 1947 is to apptlar In the Kossuth Advance, the'arrangement being that it shall run in the Tuesday paper of thcl Tuesday-Thursday publications. , We trust you like it, and the editors of Rural SraVurc in-.,'.. vjte..submitting of pictures of unusual interest for consideration to run in the gravurc section. Neighbors Aid On Ledyard And Garfield Twp. Farms Wheri misfortune Visits folks in non-metropolitan communities, it is seldom 'passed ovei; with a shoulder shrug. Folks do something about it, and help if they can. ( y . Such was the case in two communities recently, when Ledyard farmers did a good neighborly, act that was equaled by a sirh'lar good deed by neighbors of another' Kossuth man in Garfield township, as outlined in the stories below. it it is. ' f . , Ottosen: When George ; Reding of Garfield twp.. looked out' of a window, last week, saw a black cloud descend over his farmland then had his 'buildings .blown away or damaged with the exception of ,he house, he suffered a loss. But he 1 discovered' later in the week that he had something to balance.-against the .loss—a. host of good friends and neighbors. Wednesday; a' host of friend? arrived with Womenfolks included, and proceeded to clean up^the d£- Sris' oti the place. The storm had made-;a shambles of the Redint yard and barn area, as well a? pn a reverse,for aldron scoring , ;ay.\ The point try was unsuc-i ^xhe group came from several isful, and the score was 26 sections, and included the follow- ,, •-. : jm\* uuvi -MCI*** i on .the first damaging fields. 0. Igona kicked off, Lake Mills imbled. pn the, first .play, and J>- l t ftT* ^*" v^ . *f *f~ A , -ii i < ^ i_ « i Bulldogs"' play in the same spot again and it again clicked for a tally, with another pass scoring the extra' ppint. Algona led, 33 to 0. ' ,' x ',At,this point the .subs, that Coach Gene Hertz considers _ on his^first squad went into 'action. ,'-. Play see-sawed from this poihl for some time,'but Rafter a" while Stephenson broke through on a reverse and tallied,.again, the 1 Lpbint was good, arid the score 'was 40 to 0. '•ufn the fourth -quarteiy Lake Mills started a scoring threat via the air, but after a. pass was . completed,, the receiver ' fumbled arid Algona recovered to end the ' rally. The final score came late 'iri the fourth quarter when quick kick of the visitors was blocked deep in their own territory, and. Stephenson recovered ^p'score again, v : ^ Emmotsburg. i» Next H-Algona completed ten out of 13 passes, rainvbr-no rain, and played a heads-up game all the .._ evening (Tuesday) ' they compete at Clarion in the " Central Conference jam- Clarion in the way. ';, This Lbpree, meeting 1 third quarter, Next Friday the Bulldogs go r tb "JEriimetsburg . scrap, The for a traditional Emmetsburg' team downed Eagle Grove last Friday _, night, 6 to 0, giving some inda " cation of their strength. 17 NEW VEHICLES LICENSED HERE' ' Seventeen new motor vehicles hit thq roads Jast.y " ing to the issuing of es in the,of$pe ,« county* treasurer, accord- new licens- S.a.nds- went tQ 9; k, Couples Obtain Wedding Licenses .Wedding' license? -went to the fpllpwinf .equpjes in thte ..... weelf.'.jn ,tbe office of'the ftps suth cleric of the,district court and) Rpbejct Weo4^ncl Iryington. ine: St. Joe—Robert Kirsch, Ralph Reding, Alfred Reding, Wm. Kea- Mayers. • , -„ Ottosen — John Faber, Conrao Schmitt. Edwin'Bernlnghaus, Andrew Reding, Ciair Reding, George Bruellman, Ivan Schmitt, Irvin BanWart, Henry Moser, Eugtfne Hofius. Clarence Bauer, Bill Sanders, George. Faber. Nathan Mogler, •Mike Wagner and John Moser . Rodman—Adam Reding, James .Reding and Joe Reding. Ray Wilson, West Bend; Nick Reding, Whittemoae; Vernon Kramer, Llvermore; Jamfes Reding, Algona; and Mike Reding, Liver- RESCUES GRANDSON FROM A CISTERN 'Mrs/F. J. Hajten of "Bancroft, and her son,yHarold, are credited .with "saving the life of Bobby Doocy, grandson of the Hattens, as a result,', of prompt action last Week/"Tuesday. • - Bobby., son of Mr. 'and Mrs. Francis-Doocy of St; Paul ( is ^visiting at the. Hatten home. The little fellow, who will be three years old this month, ,was playing in the yard with his .cousins. One' of . the children called Mrs. Hatten and said that they had ;heard a splash in the cistern,,and the grandmother hurried to .the point and removed the lid, but could see nothing. She called her son Harold, however, who went down into the cistern, into five feet of water, and found the body of Bobby. Harold administered artificial more. ••'•'• '1 he ladies served lunch after the men finished with their work.' * * o •• ' Ledyard: The 40-acre field of Raymond Barslou, injured in ar airplane crash,near'his home farm Aug. 31, is now completely plower as a result of a "good neighbor' act on Sept.-3. Coming with spreaders, loader: and tractors, and plowing the fielc and cleaning- up the yard, werr the following: Marvin Simonsmeier, Robt Barslou, Arthur Zielske, Chas. Hil- ,1'erty, Warren, Alfred and Edward Lloyd. Homme 1 Troff, Ray Johnson. Walter S monsmeier, Frank Bauer, Ray. Wentworth, Albert Looft, Jack Krebsbach and Harry Schroeder. • Ladjes who prepared a lunch for the workers were Mesdames Art Ziels'ke, Warren Lloyd,' Ed and ;5orpe' Hagge, and Miss Jean Gable. . '.' : ' ' .- . : . ..." • :.-/• ..-'.,Ray is now getting •: along quite well, and Dan Froehljch, also in- lured in the crash, is expected to be able to remove his body cast in n short time, INDIAN DAY AT Under' the' auspices bf^ the V F. W. and Legion posts, the "annual Indian Day of Titonka wil be held Saturday, Sept. ,21, ,. Free acts both afternoon anc evening with Harold Carlson o: Wesley giving two performances afternoons and evening of magical feats and other numbers are offered. Lotts Creek will meel Titonka' in a 'baseball game, 2:30 p. m. and there will toe a dance at the Pink ballroom 'with Cliff Block's orchestra playing, in the evening. -t , ,, • Souvenir displays will be exhibited in the windows; 20 concessions and five rides will be on hand, and a general good time is promised. ! . , . , GETS PERMIT FOR L. J. Schmidt; Algona, was issued a permit for construction of a $16,000 roller skating rink, to be built at the corner of Roan Diagonal and Commercial streets at an adjuorned meeting of the city council, last Thursday evening. ;. ' , . '• '• Schmidt plans to build his rink on the southeast corner 'of the intersection where he has purchased land, the council was told. Other permits included one foi $1,500 to H. ,W. Hobson to improve his recently purchased property, and to the Algona Ice respiration and the youngster. Cream & Candy Factory for a started to cry in less than a min- 25x35 building on Diagonal St. ute. I for a lunch room, adjacent to the Prompt action and a quick de- new Kent Motor Co. plant «" qisjon to*act by both Mrs, Hatten and her son, despite the fact that they saw i no sign of Bobby in the cistern, are to toe most highly commended, It s.aved the life . Bobby, who is now feeling on that street, estimated cost $1,500. ' . • i • Dairy Herd Ass'n Reports For August Kossuth No, 1 Dairy Herd Improvement association in its report for the month of August, made by Lester Gjngerich, supervisors, sho\y§ 16 herds tested, with a total of 333 cows. Average production .'was 556 ........ ----- ,„.,,,.„, ,„ lastUbs, of milk, in?}udmg 70 'dry ns ' nn,,,a on/i 99 R IK= nt v>ntt<»^!it cows, and 22,? Ibs, of hutterfat. Spme of the bettor- production records foJlew; , Alfred Meyer, N,°, 8, 19,634 Ibs, milk, b|. <3. R, Schohy, Buttercup, 13,123 Ibs, milk, 493.4 b,. f. Ralph Brown, liaddie, "'- milk, 564^ b, I, 13,583 Floyd Bode, Snow-White, 18,846 l|>8. milk. 413, b.'f. Bonnstet^r Fsim gale Mrsj-Ejdna ^. Maine s farm _- Wm on.e*half ADVENTURE PACKS EXPEDITION; SPEND NIGHT MAROONED When it comes to "real fishlng'Y the 'Hudson Bay country is the place to go . . .that is, if you cart travel 1,600 miles f to get there arid 'ic willing to endure the trials and tribulations of .living and sleeping '•n the far north. Frank Vera, his son Ted, daughter Elvie. and Elaine Rahmstock, returned last Saturday from a trip to the far north, and bring back fabulous stories where , nothing under 12 Ibs. was taken into the boat. "We threw those small ones lack," says Frank. 620 Miles First Day.: Original destination "of the party was The Pas. They reached Winnipeg, 620 miles from Algpna, in he 'first day's driving of 18 'hours, and set up camp the next day at Lake Atimeg, 25 miles north of The Pas. From this point you can 'rive no farther north; you either fly, take* a canoe, or go by rail. Laibor Day the group took in. a celebration in which Indians competed with North West Mountie- in canoe races, the Indians taking first place. While witnessing this event. Frank was told that the real fishing was at Hudson Bay, where 1500 Ib. white whales could be had. He visited the office of the" general manager , of the- Hudson Bay Ry., found out the details and arranged to make the trip to Churchill, last outpost, of civ'liza- tipn in tHe far north. THesSother three members of the <pany- preferred 'to stay at camp on Lake Atlkmeg, so Frank ventured ; forth alone. . , •• •'>/•-. Train Over Ice Roitabed. . , He was unable to get a berth, so started the trip in a coach. On this train ride he became acquainted with a Rev. ' superintendent,' finishing the trjp in greater comfort. . The 'train ran for .50 miles, on ice four to 12 feet under the' roadbed. The ice is 200 feet deep, covered with muskeg, then gravel for ballast, and 'provides a springy- sensation, while riding. The muskeg insulates the , ice, 'which never thaws, During the journey, thousands of caribou were spotted in herds at some distance from the railroad. They are safe from most hunters, as horses cannot walk oh the muskeg ice. Harpoons a Whale. Arriving - at Churchill, Frank began inquiries about his further adventures. He became acquainted with a whaler named Henry Johnson, who provided 'boats and equipment. Frank took lessons in throwing a harpoon, and a lookout soon reported a whale spouting in the harbor, so a party of three took off. ' . , Frank was the harpooner, and the .boat powered by a motor got within ten feet of the. Whale's position. When the mammal>came up to spout again Frank let, go with his harpoon which hit the whale. Away went the whale, harpoon and a long line attached to a 10 gallon drum. The drum stays on the surface and gives the position by buoy of the, whale underwater. They followed the floating drum, but soon -found that the harpoon •had not remained in the whale's carcass. The weather grew rougher, and at last they finally returned to Churchill with but one Upper left, Frank Vera is shown at'the depot at' Ilnirchill, Manitoba, Canada, some 1,600 miles north >f Algona, the most northern point that can 'be •cached in the Hudson Bay area by rail. Upper •ight, Frank Vera and two muskies (which 1 were caught, however, by the young ladies in the expedl- t'.oh). Lower klft, Vera practicing up for his whale harpooning expedition. Lower right, Ted Vera and a nice string of fish hooked in the upper Manitoba lake region. In National-Amateur Meet strike" having been made, Frank got a little seasick was glad to reach the shore. ' He|ps Buy Husky Pup. He visited an Eskimo and saw grain elevators loading flour and wheat, and found that for two months-of the year gram and flour are shipped out via Hudson Bay. The other 10 months of the year the harbor is frozen and ships cannot reach Churchill, One of tl\e son? of Rev. McJCay became attached to the husky pups, and Frank assisted in the bargaining which resulted in » purchase. The ipup proved to ;be a perpetual howler, however, and •had to be sold by the bpy at The Pas, The trip back t° camp at The Pas was uneventfuj. Join'n? the rest of his party, thev made fishipg plans, and went by .boat to a fishing spot on Lake Atikmeg, where fishing produced 14 catches; ea<?h weighing from 10 to .2$ Ibs; The largest was a 25 ib. muskie caught bv Slvje Vera, and Ela'ne caught a ?Q pound spe- Bancroft's amateur baseball team dropped a two out of three series to the Des Moines 40 and 8 club, last week end, but will still represent Iowa in the American Baseball Congress tournament at Battle Creek, Mich. The national amateur tournament opens Sat-; urday at Battle Creek, and Bancroft is slated to play its first game at 1 p. m. In the state finals last Friday, Bancroft lost the first game, 2 to 1. The second tilt was played at Bancroft Saturday, and the Kossuth nine won, 5 to 3. In the third and final game, the north, Iowa boys fought into the ninth frame, holding a three to two edge into the last half of the ninth, when a home run with a man on base gave the 40 and 8 aggregation a 4 to 3 victory. The 40 and 8 team, composed .to a great extent of college stars, was unable to compete at Battle Creek. In the first game, Saturday, Madson held the visitors to four hits while Bancroft collected ten. The Bancroft fiijst string includes Murray, Froe- nle, J. Menke. W. Menke, Becker, Devine, Dudding 1 , A. Menke, Madson, Hill and Preuel, the latter three pitchers. About 800 viewed the contests Saturday at Bancroft. By its fine playing and constant efforts in baseball, Bancroft once again has gained a place in the greater amateur baseball sporting events, and carried with it the best wishes of the entire section, as well as state, in the playoff. TAKING CENSUS OF GAME BIRDS HERE A state census of pheasants, quail and fur-bearing animals is now underway by the states 53 conservation officers. The censuses . are not actual counts of populations, but rather population checks for comparison with previous years. ; The .pheasant census Is made "by sample roadside counts taken from an automobile in the early mornings when pheasants have a tendency to sun in the open. They, 'are made over the same route, year after year. The census is to be completed by Sept. 25, and from the results,, game technicians will make recommendations to the State Conservation Commission to determine the length of the various hunting seasons. • IVfqKay family was r also in the party. Darkness set in, and without food, only a few blankets, 'he gfoup shivered around the campfircs spending the night In that fashion. They were about 30 miles from civilization at this time. The next morning the lake was st}U rough, and Rev. McKay eon- ducted a morning church service OR the beach, the party prepared some' coffee from a bit the guide haq with him, and they waited, About noon a patrol plane of the Nfifthwest Mounted police force camg over, evidently looking for them, They exchanged signals and at? a .hoMtg) efjf*, ecQjwjnically, Jerry -Olsen was elected president, • Looft was named vice The American Legion thft plane flew off, president, Error Peterson is see retary-treasyrer, and Pjck met last weefc Monday and ejep In. m4d*afternQOn ajid the party gmbarked " JSmory Smith was fleeted com? * for cajnp agajn, Halfway <J°wn , *fli* aw* 434 lake they met their --- the lake grew v??y rp»eh wm Steenhapd, w ere Melvin Ukena ? nd the" party lit- should. After were so to hospital proje?* here tion Is invited (9 a slorv the wrrfQi Sat«ir4 infl volt l&eoi, 14). 2Z^t .T-Ww "flJ^IS** ?" Thj» k a and blankets. They djscoyered ipUe north, and east at West B listie of fire 'had b,een burning alj hrat th eiF home camp to help . prbnan, seryicf should they have Qltfeok sergeant muBlty of v uuujii^K* v^ »l wttb *, ia Wellendorf And Bear A Tale Of Sheer Terror This newspaper is not being paid a retainer by Lloyd Wcl- Icndorf. But it seems that.almost every time there is a hunting or fishing story worth mentioning, Lloyd's angular frame is always in the vicinity. Such is the case hero. Seems Lloyd was way up north and had caught some fine trout weighing 3 or 4 Ibs. apiece. He was carrying this catch' back to camp, through the woods, when lo and behold, a couple of big, black bears caught the scent of the] fisli and started following Lloyd. Faster and faster they came, and Lloyd, being a smart , fisherman, realised his danger. He cagily dropped a trout or two behind him, which slowed dowa but didn't stop the bears. But soon the cadence was faster, and Lloyd ke^t taking fish off his stringer until at last he was out of fish. Still the bears came on, A good woodsman and fisherman always has a lot of tricks up his sleeve, and Lloyd pulled one of them out. He noted a sharp turn in the road and took it. The bears went right on straight down the road. You have to be experienced in emergencies like this. Harrington Joins V. A. Legal Dept. Robert J.:,Harrington, Algona attorney, went to Des Moines, Monday, where he has accepted a position in the legal department of the 'Veterans Adminisr tration. Harrington, a veteran who left service with the rank of major, will be located there for the present. His 'wife will remain in Algona time being, at least. and for son the .egion At Lakata Siested New Officers A Silver Anniversary Sw6a City: Thirty relatives helped Mr. and Mrs, Walter C. Peterson of.Swea township cele brate their 25th v/edding anniversary, Monday evening, Sept. 9. j A two-course luncheon was served and a purse of silver was presented as a gift. Seneca 4-H Elects The Seneca boys its annual business Seneca: club held , _________ __ meeting and election, Monday of last week,, at the home of Jerry Olsen. RALLY WEDNESDAY TO LAY PLANS IN DRIVE FOR FUNDS A meeting will be held Wednesday evening, Sept. 18, at 8 p. m. in the courtroom of the Kossuth courthouse, to set up a permanent organization for raising the $100,000 necessary to bring a $400,000 hospital to Algona. Clubs, communities, organizations, townships, and societies are asked to have representatives present, and anyone else is welcome to attend as well. It is expected that a steering committee will be named, and from that point final plans completed for the drive for funds. Plan 50 Bed Hospital. As. announced last, week, the Sisters of Mercy have agreed to erect a hospital of not less than 50 beds with an. estimated construction cost at completion of $400,000. Of that total, the nursing order has agreed to take over a bonded indebtedness of $200,000, with the Community to raise $100,000 and with another $100,000 earmarked from Iowa's share of the federal hospital appropriation under the Hill-Burton bill. J. C. of C. Endorsement. Local groups which have had representatives at work for nearly two years trying to accomplish establishment^ of a new hospital here unanimously, declared that they -did not feel the majority of Kossuth public would favor assuming a self-impoved tax burden when a much sounder proposal is offered. At a meeting of the Algona Junior Chamber of Commerce, last Wednesday evening, -the matter was brought up for discussion. This .came by reason of the fact that since the organization had previously gone on record as being in favor of offering Maple Park as a site for a de-, nommational hospital, under way. ^A^fulT, discussion^;:" was had in regard to "the advant^'f *J"; ages and disadvantages Of 'a de- «, nominational and county tax- supported hospital. After the matter had been ful- '' ly discussed, the following mo- . tion was made: ' "MOVED, thai in the event Maple Park be asked for as a hospital site for the Sisters of Mercy that ii be granted to them." List Ten Reasons The reasons which prompted g the organization to reaffirm its former position as favoring a de- lominational hospital were summarized as follows: 1. That the organization fa- >^"~'" vors a hospital that would be V "S fully approved and accredited by p,^ the American Hospital Associa* 5 '' tion, and one that will be a cred- r ; t to the community. 2. That a hospital which is ; staffed by people who have devoted their lives to alleviating he suffering of mankind is more efficiently operated than one op- srated by hired employees. 3. That in a county hospital there is always the danger of po- itical manipulation. 4. That the public generally, do not favor increasing taxes which are already, high at this time, and that there would be public resentment to a ta* levy for the support and maintenance of a county hospital. 5. That experience has proven that a county hospital cannot be . operated profitably, and the fact ' •* that tax appropriation bodies are " ; nore easily moved by the constant demand for tax reductions than by the needs of the hospital and its staff for additipnal facilities and equipment. • "• . 6. That under the present cost of construction, sufficient funds could not be raised by tax jevy ^ under present limitations to con- *"* struct and equip a hospital that ""* would be a credit to the com.' »« munity. , j ' 7. That the county is faced '»': with a tax levy'for the construe- •* tion of a new courthouse in the ™$ .tf__J. T J1..J J» l f * '"If"* j near future and that the t ers would not favor bewg assessed for both a county hospital' and a new courthouse, 8. That the Sisters of . of Detroit, Mich., the largest pital organization of its kind, demonstrated its ability tQ mw$

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