The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 5, 1946 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 5, 1946
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;R'%**fv'tr''K'':'8&w^ '.;• Baa Main§8» Iowa m ECliNG FOR • HSCHOOLSET; 13-13 r Algona high school's football easdn will close here next Mon_ Jay afternoon with the Huin- | Boldt Wildcats meeting the Bull- .flogs in the local Homecoming /fame. , . I The visitors are rated on about |%fl par ,wit'h the- Algona team. ilJntil last Friday they probably, Mad a slight edge, but Algona qouttced back to tie Spencer, 13 tp 13, while Iowa .Falls turned in •* a! surprise victory over Humboldt in a conference tilt, "j During the half, in the Armis* 'ice Day tilt, the Homecoming jueen will be announced and ac- (dofded special privileges. Cahdf- dates foV the honor are Marjorle jDewel, .jDelores Buss, Virginia •Scarilan'and Joan Wolcott. I A Second Half Bounce .? To review the Spencer game the Bulldqgs had all .kinds of B&i luck and. trailed 7 to 0 at the half. • But brother, how they bounced back in the second half. Play- ,ing without the services of Chuck Crapser, who was ill, the Bulldqgs made an uphill fight, rand won a moral victory. A flat pass over the line, one " Algona's favorite plays, work[ for Spencer to tally in the Second period. A bit later the bulldogs fumbled and Spencer (recovered on the Algona two. lere the locals did their most brilliant defensive work of the evening, stopping the visitors cold and taking the ball • on downs. >,• •• \ A 70-Yard March But to start the second half, Algona received the kickoff and marched about 70 yards to score, Skilling plowing over. An attempted pass for the extra point failed. ;.. Another drive fell short .when Ugona elected to hit the line on ourth down, two to go but the plunge failed and Spencer took' he ball to halt this threat. Spencer then proceeded to tal- y its second touchdown, running and passing to the score, but this conversion, failed. ' Behind seven points, Algona finally recovered a Spencer fum-. ible to move in,to scoring position. Here a pretty sideline pass, Skilling to Waldron, succeeded in ( chalking up the sec- <jnd tally, 'and Algona plowed . qver the tying point by crack- ',ing the line. I' Bown Outstanding ; Bown was outstanding in his work, playing both in the line and the^ backfield; which was probably as confusing to the Spencer;team as it was the spectators, which; is all'-right, too. * .? Coach!. Gene ; Hertz said Mon- didn't /know whether ESTABLISHED 1865 ALGONA, IOV/A, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5- 1946 Two Sections—14 Pages VOL. 81—NO. 44 CHICAGO FIRM BIDS FOR HEMP PUNT City Hopeful of Getting P-W Site For Airport County Church Council Adopts 12 Point Program of Action HVE DELEGATES.TO the Kossuth County Inter-Church Council are pictured above talking over plans of the new organization at the conclus'on of the. afternoon meeting, Tuesday of last week. Left to right are Rev. Walter Ulrich, Evangelical Lutheran pastor at Story City nncl a member of the. state inter-church council, Rev. Arend Smith of the Livcrmore Presbyterian church, Joseph Skow of Wesley who was named to .head the department of men's work, Rev. C. J. Kuyper, Algona Presbyterian pastor who was named president, and Dr. John Clyde, pastor of the Algona Congregational church, and host pastor to the meeting. . . . With GO ministers and laymen ', present, a Kossuth County Inter- Church Council v/as formed here Tuesday of last week. The meeting was held in the Congregational church. Rev. Gilbert J. Kuyper, Presbyterian pastor from Algona, was .named president, Rev. Paul Beckman of the LuVerne Lutheran church was named vice president, Mrs. Ray K. Hill of Burt was named second vice president, Rev. John Van Kpmer of the Bancroft Baptist .church: was: ! nained l :seere- tary and Mrs. : Jbhn, Pi'Clyde; of Algona; was named treasurer ''.Cra'ps'er's' position did a good job. despite a: lack of ex- L> Jjerlcnce. jjRACE VANDAL CAR IN CHURCH FRACAS ,£• County officers, Friday, traced , ijjie number of a car which con' led several,young people, both ktaliys and girls of around 1C years 1 ot\age who were apprehended as ithiVy were on the .verge of enter- |ing\ the Ffrst Lutheran church Ihcre, one n'ght last week, arid Ifound that the machine was reg- Jistered to an owner at Fenton. lv Rev, Emil Banzon, pastor of the Ttfnurch, reported that while spe- •fial services were being held Suri- Jday and Monday night, the church l\Was suddenly plunged into darkness when the electricity . was turned off. Investigation proved , that someone had tampered with \jiho light circuits. i After this incident church members set up a guard, and on the following night the car approach|\ ed the church, and the young I I folks got out and again appvoach- ^ed the building. The guards sprang put and the young folks fled, but jjdt before the car license number <Wa*< obtained. . (Rev, Benzon said the church did lipt desire to make anyone any trouble, but wants the young folks to know that idenltity of the car owner is known, and while it is probably in a father's name, it will not'.be hard to find out who the actual culprits are. ! Church Council, which .includes all proU'stant faiths represented in the county.' " ' Department Heads.. Joseph Skow of Wesley was named to head the department of men's work, Mrs. Anton Didriksen to head the department of women's work, Rev. Ralph Kitterman of Good Hope will head the department of. pastoral relations, Rev. Robt. Phillips of LuVerne will head the youth department, and Mrs. J. C .Mawdsley of Irv- inglon will-head the department of Christ education. In the afternoon several talks were given, a panel forum held, and details of the 10 point program mapped. In the evening a worship and musical program was enjoyed,, also in the local Congregational church. Participating in Jhe open panel forum on reHgious^ducation were G. D. Shumway, Fidelia Skow and Rev. Walter Beckman,. Program of Action. The action program adopted is summarized below: " ' • 1—That delegates be sent to the state youth conference, national conference and the Christian edu- Find Girl Had Skull 'Fracture From IBuinp j I Four Corner 3 : ^js Bowman pf I this community was taken, to a iyprt Dodge hospital, where she I received Treatment for a sfcull [fracture, the result of an unus- lual mishap while n'iding tP school, recently, : ^ ' i Iris received a /_head,, in,jury about twp weeks a|p: whU e rid. fog to fchfiQl with the Jentz children. As the car went around a corner the dPPr flew .open and thrisw iherfelf for-» •*ard to aypjd failing from tbe J * ir. Somehow she WimpiA 'her ?ad. Nothing wai ihought fil for some ten 4^X3' w»PP she arted getting heMa0lif/ She wfts ordered, fo 'beg by a physj- Jian, but when shg; |}dijH pi' cyove after twq dap sfte wag Taken tp Fort Bod" - u ~•- 41U • " fracttAre was ..,., and\Mr§, er sn^'Mr, and _.„_. i} tppjs her to Fpft returned ' Bay. gfte m PLAN TO BUILD 4 HOMES HERE At . a meeting of -the city council, last Thursday,, several building permits were approved during a brief session. '• John Waldron was given approval for four homes to ,be constructed at the corner of ' Elm and Wooster streets, three to be new and one to be a converted schoolhouse. Total cost of the construction, will run about §16,000 ii was said, Roy Davidson was given approval for construction of an apartment over; a garage pn his premises, r \ ; -A building, permit for G< M; WhitehiU for erection of a'pre^ fabricated home P« Lwc^s'it, was rejected because no sewer f tier' are available there fpr nection with t)ie howse, F ive Five new; rejorts4 last 'Week. A. triick went, to the qrewp Jr. is for pth, froni the | fojfei fey cation conferene in the coming year. 2—That adequate financing of a youth program be worked out. 3—That a mass meeting for Christian unity be held in midyear, and that good speakers be brought here for such meetings- 4—That a program Of evangelism be carried out. 5—That week-day religious education be studied and efforts made to correct the present lack of religious educTation. =:", :.;. . j 6—rKstablishment.. of • ari interde* nominational .leadersliip school fp'r • lQttvi*li»Vir'j'_Clf»liiX 1 At f '4-'AX*»V«Attl*^';!.? j. .•••" -'"' ; '"/ f ;,' • si|i^<^ fii-^That represen'tativ'e : teachers attend the state school for children's work. 9—Promote a county-wide men's meeting with an interesting program- 10—Organ : ?ation t'f a county youth council! .-'.'• I SIX FINED HERE IN COURT CASES Two court cases were handled by Justice J. B, Johnston, last week, while four cases have been in the mayor's court during the past few days. . : Fritz Torsenters of Oak Park, 111., ,was fined $5 on each of two counts, one for failing to yield the right-of-svay, and the second for speeding. Melvin Mansager, Fenton, was fined $5 and costs for going 50 miles per houi"1n a 40rmile zone, near Swea City. Cases in the mayor's court: Herbert Schmidt, fined $2 and costs on a charge of speeding. Lawrence Weaver, fined $25 and costs with $15 suspended, on' a charge of assault and battery filed by Stanley G. Egel, who alleged that Weaver struck him at Bancroft. • Cleo L, Shipler, charged with having faulty brakes on his car, was fined $2 and costs. Donald Weaver, charged with improper parking, was fined $1 and costs. Poetoffice Closing On Armistice Dfty The Algona postoffiee; will ,be closed all day Nov.; 1,1, Armistice Day. The general delivery window will 'be open frpm nine,thirty to ten A. M- There will be no residence, business or rural deliveries on,'that day. All incoming and putgolng mail will be worked as usual, Nov. 15 is the last day for mail' ing'Christmas packages t» service' men overseas. Those having rela* tives and friends ,ji>! the service should set their moling in as soon as possible. New Owners For Cafe At LeSyiird Lledyard,: M_r, ^$,Mrg. r fi[enry Cfoe,ts?h, formerly of ^fVaterlOP, took Rpsjsesslon of """' '"•—-'-' Nit? gaff. NPV. i- hag two £pns. Mr, erst§c| the «ia|e for years; COMMISSION HAS ENCOURAGEMENT IN C. A. A. CONFERENCE Members of the city airport; commission were feeling optl- mistic, this week, about the city's chances of obtaining the prisoh- er-of-war camp location here for Algona's Municipal Airport. At a meeting last Satur- • day at Storm Lake. aiienH* 1 ed by G. D. Shumway. W. C. Dau and Leighton Misbach, the local men were informed by Paul Roberts of Kansas City, representing the federal Civil Aeronautics Authority, that government properly now being vacated that can be used by cily,' counly or Elate authorities, and where it can be shown that such property will be used lo the advantage of all the people, is to be given to such municipal or state groups free of charge. Also, under new federal developments, the federal government will match any state funds allocated for airport development or improvement; only catch in this is that the state of Iowa has made no airport appropriation or grant. If this .should happen in the next session of the legislature, however, Algona would be in -a position to request a "share of the appropriation. A questionaire was provided for the local airport commission to be filled out, and formally filed with the CAA, for ultimate and final action in the matter. 4-H Boys, Girls Buy Angus Beeves 400 YOUNGSTERS? In the above picture are shown the boys (and two girls) who drew for 20 Black Angus baby beef on Saturday morning, CM.. 26. at the C. & N. W . stockyards Here. The baby beeves were purchased and brought here from Miller, S. D., and resold at cost . b ? the Western Buyers to aid in 4-H baby beef Projects. ...... . , . ... ! -, County Agent A. L. Brown had charge of the drawings. ; The group, left to right and front row to rearf includes the following farm youngsters who now oivn a choice Angus baby beef: Fern Habeger, Betty Coady, Burt; Philip Bernhard, Bancroft; Vernon Kahler, Burt; Charles Albright, Algona; Richard Campney, Burt; Walter Smith, Algona;; Frank Bode, Wesley, and Ben Kahle:-, Burt (all in front row). ' Wm. Madse.n and Merlin Madsen, and Duane Habeger, Burt; Don Ilg, Bode; Mark Bode, Corwith: Verno.i Mullen, Whittemore; Paul Bode, Corwith; Kent and Craig Seeley, Algona; Charles Hearch, Burl; and Harold Opheim, Whittemore. The young Angus were sold for 20c a pound, plus transportation costs. Farm Bureau's Officers ffsmw-Vi Algonas best crop—its youngsters—had themselves a field-day last Thursday evening, yfthen no re than 400 of them, properly disguised by various costiimes, participated in the second annual Lions Club Halloween party here. After a parade down 1 ' State Street, the youngsters of all ages competed in a costume judging contest, followed by treats, special events and a street dance later in the evening, for older folks. Grand prizes went as follows: Boys, up to 12—Wayne Samp, first, dressed a Superman. Girls, up to ,12—Linda Pentecost, first, dressed as Martha Washington. Boys, 12 to 18—Merlin McDanel, first, as a colored man. Girls, 1'2 to 18—Diane Sehaap, first, dressed 'as a baby. Oyer 18—Mrs. Anna Nelson, first, dressed as a tramp. .Junior Prize Winners Individual prize winners in the various' Classifications, up to 12 years of age, follow: Ghosts, Judy ,Kochlen; witch, Charles A. Johnston; skeleton, Joyce Millen; colonial costume, Linda Pentecost. Gypsies, Katherine Dermand; pirate, Alvin Tstfhetter; Indian, Glenda Rike; old fashioned girl, Peggy Hardgrove; cowboy-cow§ irl, Sandra McCorkle; mammy, hjrley McCormick. Clown,,' s Toby Allen; tramp, Jerry Wolfe; animal, Joyce Anderson; pumpkin, Jennifer Caughey; countries, Ann O'Brien; football costume, Kirk McCorkle; Lone Raneer, Jim Kain; miscellaneous, .Wayne Sarnp, , 12-18 Veer Winners . In the 1-2 to !3 age group, awards went as follow*, for first pla«e; ! Ghost, Billy Laropright; witch, Betty Parkins; skeleton, Colon's Skogstrum; colonial, Alice Mathes; pirate, Curtis Johnson. Mammy, Barbara. Will; Sambo, Merlyn MoDanel; clown, Bob Sheridan; tramp, Donna Rente; 'animal, Dennis JUler! preacher, Lillian Bennett; baby, Diane Sehaap; rniscfUanepus, L.ouise Sorehsen. ALL KOSSUTH FARM BUREAU officials were Hugh Black, Irvington, secretary; Wayne Keith, re-elected for another year at a special meeting S^ffi iS^wSSSSSS'uKS; ^ held at Burt Tuesday of last week. The re-elected Mrs . AIbert Johnson, Prairie twp. (Corwith), coun- officers are shown above. They are, left to right, ty woman's chairman. Photo by Al Missal. CJTV CJity: The Won! party here la«t'Tbu,r«-> drew 8? envies. A parade proceeded, to Vha Athlftjc Fjg}4» where a lowdrSBf^fe sys- t§nj aad Bonfires adjaefl to the fagiive i ojpca§jon. Aftgr some head-scratching ; by tjti« judges, |4 finalistf wej'e sfjecjed, MiffhffJ ^wjhg was gis^e4 as the ,wujner FRANK ESSER, 69, DIED MONDAY In the death of Frank Esser on Monday morning one of Algona's best citizens passed on, and his passing will be greatly mourned by those who knew him intimately. Frank, who had been in failing health for : some years had been confined to his bed for the past five months and had been tenderly cared for by Mrs. Esser and two sons. The funeral is to be held Wednesday morning at the St. Cecelia's chUrch, with Father Mallinger reading solemn requiem high mass. Burial will be in the Algona Catholic cemetery with Hamilton Funeral Home in charge. Pallbearers will be L. A. Winkel, Mike Wagner, W. A. Barry Sr., iE. A. Schemel, and N. J. Weydert. Born In Wisconsin- Frank Nicholas Esser was born December 6, 1876, at Cassviile, Wisconsin and came to Whittemore with his parents in 1888, where his parents settled on a farm, -Frank became a barber apprentice when 15 years of age and followed that trade all of his life. He married Miss Luella Jennett in 1800. Mrs. Ess'er and two sons Vincent and James survive. Frank and his family came to. Algona in 1918 and built a nice home on North Jones street. For years he owned the State Bank Barber shop, 'but of late years his shop has been- adjacent to his hom,e.. Brothers, Sisters, Besides; his wife and children he is survived by his brother Joe Eiser of Santa Ana, Calif-, who with his wife is here to attend the fu- nerajj three sisters, Mrs. Kate Felder anc} ;Mrj. M- Krebshack, Whi$t$rnore and Mrs, Lizzie Kop- pen.^Algons- Two grandchildren, sons Q| Mr- and Mrs. Vincent Esser also survive Twp brothers, Albert Esser,ejE Whittemore and Mtfee ES* ser pf jjprth pa^ota, died some years ago,. • This writer is proud to have knowg §Hch i fiue gentleman as " "~ •, whq although a humr pf »? , |cter iff wfre always wftateVfr cosfetid with a TOite, .", Fj-p^'s memory bf 5heri|bjd by. his Woman Falls From Car On A 'Curve Mrs. James Logan of Ledyard was injured last Thursday, when a car door came open while she and her husband were returning to Ledyard after a visit here with Mrs. Logan's father, C. H. Ostwinkle. She "was thrown from the car on a curve, and suffered a cut on her leg but did not receive any serious injuries, Mr. Logan is now operating an oil station at Ledyard. ERPELDING GIRL ILL WITH POLIO Union: Mary Ila, daughter oi Mr. and Mrs. Peter Erpelding, is the first polio victim in this township, and the latest case to develop in the county. •She is in the second grade at St. Cecilia's Academy. The little girl was taken ill over a week ago, ran a temperature, but wasn't sick enough to cause alarm. A stiffness appeared in her neck and shoulder, however, and the case was then believed to be polio. She was taken to Des Moines where the diagnosis was confirmed, and left there for treatment. In the same room in the Des Moines hospital are the two Busch» er children, and Jimmy Stewart, 3 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Stewart, who live on the former C. R. Schoby.. farm just over the twp. line in Cresco twp. The Buschers live about a mile from there, so the four cases were in the same vicinity. The Erpelding girl's case is light, according to reports- f The Upper Des Mopes are to send in sue a 4«y **ry< if f« rthis « that Monday, N9V- IV FRANK BANKSON RITES WEDNESDAY Funeral services for Frank Bankson were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the McCullough Chapel with the Rev. Luther Loesch in charge, and interment was made in Riverview cemetery. Pallbearers were Bert Baldwin, Andrew Hansen, Rufus Shackelford, Walter Zentner, Chan Dailey and George St. John. Mr. Bankson, 77, died Monday. Oct. 28, at his home following an illness of nine months. He was the last surviving member of his family to carry the Bankson name, as his two brothers preceded him in death and left no sons. He was born at Burlington, May 1, 1869. He received the usual common school education of those years, and early jn life began to work on the railroad, as his father had done before him. Mr. Bankson came to Algona to work at his railroad employment in 1898. and on June 16 of that yea 1 " was married to Miss Bertha Krahn of Algona. She survives as do three daughters: Edna, Mrs. Grant Hagg, Dell Rapids. S. Dak.; Anna, Mrs Carl Marshall, Baltimore, Md.; and Adela, Mrs. Claude White, Algona, There are also nine surviving grandchildren and two grea*, gi-andchildren. Mr, Bankson retired from his railroad employment a number of years ago. and since that time has kept busy on a small acreage in the northwest part of town. •Out of town relatives' and friends who attended the services were Mr, and Mrs. Grant Hagg, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Hagg, Dell Rapids, S. D.; Mr. and Mis, George Schacht, and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schacht, Emmetsburg: Mrs, Ella White, Mr. and M»'5- Frank LUlle and Mr. and Mrs- Carroll White pf Linden. > Trapping Reason The trapping season will ppeji Noyenjber Ip, s,ta_te con§eryatiipn ^ffipers amoujj.ce, "Pwipiiskpsit limited to, ,3J i BTOt^lCjtefl; i *Ur* • iStrs ' : on^-'Mife'^oofin ilga ^ ; «T$?" ; iTvr-- 1 -**$¥&**• SSI &|l^r^^,fe -•pesss -fells OFFER TO LEASE, PERHAPS BUY; TO DECIDE BY NOV. 15 A Chicago firm, the Joseph Weidenhoff Co., Inc., manufacturers of automotive testing and tune-up equipment, was one of two bidders whose offers to purchase the Algona hemp plant were opened in Chicago last Thursday. Final decision by the War Assets Administration will not be announced until after Nov. 15. the Algona Chamber of Commerce was informed Monday, but is is believed that the Weidenhoff firm's offer will be accepted. The zone real property disposal board must approve final disposition of the local plant. Two Bids Received. In response to published notices, two bids were filed. .The Weidenhoff firm filed a bid offering to lease the hemp plant, and 15 acres of the 64 acres adjacent thereto, for five years at $6,000 per annum, with an option to purchase the stated property anytime during the period of the lease, for a total of i?60,000. In the event their bid was approved, they also agreed to purchase certain items of personal property at the plant for another ¥3000. The second bid was from Roy V. Bailey of Clarion, who offered $9,010 for all the property involved, buidings and ground. Locally it was not felt that the second bid would receive much consideration in view, of the fact that the Mason City plant went for a bid of $56,000 only a few weeks ago. ' Like Algona Location Leighton Misbach, secretary of the local Chamber of Commerce, said.that the ChicagO;:firm had .had, 1 ;; representatives * here; , some Weeks ago,'; had": inspected the plant, visited the 'local employment office, andV contacted .other i local; persons;: city:} officials,/' • Later, correspondence; from the firm indicated that they had decided to place 'a bid. In their conversation: they said that they would employ at least 100 persons, and perhaps more, if they got into full production here. Head Office Chicago The firm is adopting a policy of decentralization, similar to that underway by many large organizations. ; They have been in business for 30 years, and tlheir main office at present is 4340 Roosevelt Road, Chicago. Chief products of the firm are engine tune-up equipment, aviation and electrical, and battery equipment, ' and mechanics' service tools. • Chamber of Commere and other city leaders were optimistic in the belief that the W. A., A. would approve the bid, 'and that Algona would, provide a fine location for the Chicago firm's plant. RYAN BUYS FISHER LIVESTOCK FIRM Sale of the recently constructed livestock buying station owned by Heinle Fisher to Jim Ryan of Mason City- was announced this week. The station is on highway 18, just west of the Northwestern tracks. Possession was given Nov. 1 and the new business will be known as the Jim-Ryan Livetock Buying ' Station. Ryan is a partner in the West Truck 'Line of Mason City, and some West trucks will operate out of here, he said. They are all semi-trailers. Part of Fisher's equipment has also been purchased. , .,.; , . • - • . ; ; For 19 years Ryan was a live* stock buyer for Gep^ge A, Iformel & Co, and his partner is Jack Griffin, also formerly connected with Hprmels. They purchase^ the West truck line ajjput a yeaj agQ, Ryan hppes tP m.pye here ne»l soring. He wUl be here in 'active' charge xmtihtnenV however- wiff' : Harry Wray, formerly .with \Fish> er, will wo* fop the ^ ^ !>§§ Moines Mfp Hurt ;. • ^its'-^^iiri!^-:^- PJU --,..^"K;TEPi',5B' : ?T"Si> i»l ? ' / ' : ' 3 " v '^W-"f«* ;

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