The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 3, 1946 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 3, 1946
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™^L l ^ * "-* •>f'\ D6a Iowa $7,710 DAMAGES SOUGHT IN 2ND CASE SET DEC, 9 First trial by jury <jf a crJm Inal case In Kossuth district coll* In quite a time is scheduled ,lt get under way here today, with Donald Heiter the defendant, He Is charged with obtaining monej under false pretenses. Judge Harry E. Narey wll preside.-> tt. W. Miller, county attorney Will represent the state, and wm, J, Fisher of Emmetsburg ii attorney for the defendant. Cattle Sale Involved The case originated Criminal Case Jury Trial Opens In Kossuth District Court "• -*- , _ _:_ : _ J; ^ * * . . • ' .. jHoineg __ „ over _ year.agd when cattle oh land of Heiter's, south of Algona, were used as security in a loan transaction, according to the state's version, whereas it is alleged the cattle actually did not belong totally to Heiter but were pastured ott his land by others. Several other cases are x also scheduled for jury trial. Mrs. Ralph Hasty is plaintiff in a damage suit for. $7.710 naming Myrtle Frost administratrix I of the estate of Harold E. Frost, as defendant. Frost was kllldd in an accident, Nov. 3, 1945, when his truck and a car driven by Ralph Hasty collided miles west of Burt. Linnan and Lynch will represent the plaintiff, and Hutchison and Hutchison the defendant. This case is slated to open December 9. '.";. Straw Stack Suit \ Fred Lenz of LuVerne is plain'..tiff in another jury trial case that has been set for trial, with L. H. Miller of Lu Verne township as the defendant. In this case, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant set afire maliciously a straw stack last 13, that belonged to Lett*. ie stack he values at $243, and rcder state law three times the value may be collected, EO the sUm sought is $1,086. TWO NEW CASES FILED; 0NE SEEKING DIVORCE ' i Two new cases .were also filed ,„-,,- ,, in district court here in the past j Mr> Brownell> Ij few days. -Mr. Brownell was a charter "Dorothea Hamilton is seeking member of the Algona Rotary a;divorce*,from Alan G^ Hamilton' club and .was a member of the in one, and Naomi Zaugg is the • Masonic lodge. During the many -'-'-••••- - years of his business career Mr. Brownell' also took an active part in civic affairs and prior to the death of Mrs. Brownell, he and his wife were prominent in social affairs. Mr. Brownell for perhaps 30 leers' conducted Algona's lead:, Shoe store, inutile store ESTABLISHED 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1946 Three Sections—18 Pages VOL. 81—NO. 4? BABY BOY SCALDED; DIES OF BURNS May Change Highway 169 City Route The Iowa State Highway Commission is considering a change In highway 169, entering Algona from the north, which would result In construction of a new section of highway from the "Rainbow Bridge" up to Jones Street, and also the probable construction of a new bridge over the DCS Molnes river, It \vas learned on reliable Information, this week Instead ormaklng the present abrupt curve, through the Milwaukee Railroad underpass on Park Ave. and then another abrupt curve Into Jones St., the commission Is working on the possibility of taking the highway .straight ahead from the bridge and then In a gradual curve up a new grade Into Jones slrcdt. While It Is not definitely known what ultimate action might be taken, it was understood that with the exception of one or Uvo frame houses now l(i tHe way, land utilized for the contemplated change is mostly unoccupied at present. J. A. BROWNELL, 84, PIONEER ALGONA MERCHANT, DIES J. A. Brownell, 84, well known retired Algona shoe merchant for many years, died Monday morning about 2 o'clock at his home following a heart attack 'our days earlier. Previous to he heart attack he had 'been in lis customary health and had )een- downtown a week ago. Funeral services are pending he arrival of his two sons, Roy, ,vho is employed in Detroit, and Dlarence of North Sacramento, Calif. Besides the sons there are ight grandchildren, six of vhom, John, Robert, David, Roy, oseph and Naomi, with their mother, made their home with That some correction of the present bad situation in the highway approach from the north is needed, is well known. Also, the present "Rainbow Bridge" is already untrustworthy, as noted by seasonal load limits placed on it now. If the highway commission can solve the matter of a new bridge, highway rerouting to eliminate two bad curves and a dangerous undepass, all at one and the same time, it will be making a definite local Improvement for the general good. plaintiff and Henry Klepper defendant, in a petition iri equity to quiet a title. ;" LYLE JOHNSON BOUND TO FORGERY CHARGE Johnson, Algona, was over to the' grand jury — - - ™ ""name was always a synonym for 11 _ j v — ii — alleged to have honest dealme and if «m McEnroe, Johnson had just been released from a previous sentence for drunkenness,less than-24 hours before this alleged offense and he is now back in the county jail for the third time within a week. <• Other cases. in the mayor's court: , Albert Chapin, ten days in jail On a charge of disorderly con- tjuct, -in ;fhe! maytir's'' cou'rt.' FOUR WAY FIGHT LANDS A QUARTETTE IN JAIL '\ I Wm. Leinihger, Phiilp Reefer, ',. and-Alex Burghart-were all-giv- e.n fines of $25 with $15 suspended on a charge of disturbing the peace, by Justice Jack Johnston, last week. It seems that the trou- •ble stated iii the Spo'rtsman's t Tavern and after being ejected \there, the men moved down to 'the West End Pool Hall, Where 'they resumed activities, and | were arrested. .Reefer paid the fine but .the other three did not and are serving a 10-day county jail sentence. A fifth member of the pasty was recovering from injuries and scheduled to face a sim- « ilar charge, \ Mike Pfeffer was another customer before Justice Johnston, and was fined $25 and costs for resisting arrest, Tuesday of last TOMANAGE STORE OPENING FRIDAY week. ERNEST ROSS, 91, RITES MONDAY Ernest Ross, 91, retired truck gardener, died Wednesday of last week at the General hospital, here, after an illness of IJujee days- He had been living at the county home for a short Umf, pwr to his iljness, * iSmeral services were held " Jay at 2 p, m, at the McCul* Funeral Chapel, with Rev, s Ft Kuyper, Presbyterian i', officiating. Burial was jvjgrview cemetery, „ ^aUbearers were Mutt and Qs« car Jfentges, got Duranti Charles —"- ' ' BQwinm u« M*l SANTA CLAUS COMING FRIDAY! Santa Qlaus will make his first official appearance in Kossuth next Friday in Algona. / He will bring with him some candy for every kid, and, ,,., In honor of his arrival the Chamber of Commerce has planned i -,••• a program of free movies, a parade of welcome, and free itowy , rides for the youngsters. The parade will take place at 1:30 p. m. on State Street, following which the pony rides will be offered under the su- , pcrvision of the Seneca Saddle Club. Movies will start at 1 p. m. and run until 6 p. m. Young- stei-s will be admitted free, but must have tickets. The tickets are being mailed to all rural school children and distributed ocally through the teachers- If any youngsters fall to get their tickets they are asked to go to the Chamber of Commerce office to get them. One Killed, Second Badly Injured Near West Bend By Frank KJoch Publisher, West Bend Journal Richard (Dick) , Schutter and Marvin (Pinky) Abbas, .both of West Bend, met with a serious accident four miles 'north and about a mile west of West Bend Friday forenoon about 10 o'clock when the Schutter truck they were driving .collided with a truck, loaded with Shelled corn driven by Ernest Schafer. Schut- etr,was killed'instancy and Abf .taken 'to a' Fort'°Dodge n hospital, where he is improving at last reports. The young lads''were on their way to the Rink home to get some chairs belonging to the Schutter. Funeral Home and take them to the Brockschmidt home. Going west from highway 44; there are a number of hills and just .'before reaching the scene of where the accident occurred a hill prevented them from seeing an • approaching truck. Schutter, who was driving, no doubt v thpught it-would'be necessary for them to meet the truck on a narrow bridge, .so it is thought, he stepped, on the- brakes, and this With the loose gravel, threw their -pick-up in front of the approaching truck The impact damaged the Schutter truck beyond' repair and smashed the front and one wheel of the other truck. Sehaf- er, who was not injured, hurried to the John Keller home': • and phoned for a doctor and an ambulance. Jerry Schutter,. thinking it was a corn-picker-'accident, responded with his ambulance and, of course, was greatly shocked when he found it was his own son that was the victim. Sheriff McQaffrey and Coroner Brink were also called, but the coroner thought, no, inquest w EMMETSBURG HI OPENING FOE ON BASKET SCHEDULE •Coach Gene Hertz was feeling slightly aptimistic about the prospects for his 1946-47 basket- ibjdl team at Algona high, last w;eek, with the opening game of the season set for this evening, ineral services for Richard Sohutter were held at the Presbyterian church in West Bend on Monday, Dec. 3. The pastor} Rev, John A. Lewis, conducted the services. The pall-bearers were Ernie Marti, Richard Van Horn, Wm. .Montag,- Everett Schmidt,, George Kuyper and Earl Balgeman.- Interment was in the West Bend cemetery. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the local gym. >; Emmetsburg high is the first foe. Casting a shadow over the prospects, however, was the condition of Howie Steplienson,' football injury, who may be able *:p play some but whose condi- ,ion for the season remains in doubt. He is one of the two regulars from last ye-ic's team. First Squad—.) Men Probable starters had simmered down to nine men, all of Whom will see action. i' They are: Forwards — Jerry- Skilling, Skogstrom, Stephenson fir Douglas; centers — Crapser and Lauritzen; guards — Wald- rbn, Dutton' and Christiansen. If he chooses, Hertz can put a team of over six-footers on the floor. Crapser is 6 ft. 3 in., Lau- iitzen is 6 it, 2 in.. .and Chns- "T? . "iT* 1 11 6 ft. -I in. All of these six-footers are 3 Genrieh Children, Lone Rock, All Iowa State Grads For Mr. and Mrs. Fred Genrieh of Lone Rock this year has seen the fulfillment of a long-cherished dream. That dream, common to nearly all parents, was to see their children succeed in obtaining college educations. With the graduation last July of Margaret Lucille, now 22, with a bachelor of science degree, and Bernard August, the Lone Rock couple now have three children who are all Iowa State college graduates, and all of whom hold Bachelor of Science degrees. / 12 Years, No Misses Mainerd Genrieh, 30, led the family trio of youngsters in completing 12 years of grade and high school without missing a day's work, and then he went on to Iowa State, where he took up animal husbandry as his major, graduating in 1937. He then went to LaMesa, Tex., where he became a ranch superintendent. When the war came, he went into the service and served three years in, the field artillery, leva- ing the service as a captain. He is now going (( to Texas A.,& ' either sophomores or juniors, il might;be added. All: Conference Strong However, the chief drawback of the;"big boy" lineup is that it •lacks - some necessary speed, Coach Hertz said, and the shorter boys have that speed so are destined to see plenty of action. : Deceased was'the youngest son | All conference teams are of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Schutter. fielding strong quints this seas- He was born January 2,/1927. He on, however, with Hampton hav- graduated'ifrbm the West. Bend ing a full team of lettermen re- high school with the class of 1945, and soon after that enlisted in the Marines. He was dis- ' a couple of months ago, has been assisting I, E. HUTCHINS. above, is the manager of the new Marshall Wells store which is opening in Algona this weekend, He comes here from Fairmont, Minn., is married, and the father of three children. cajne to lowft in i8§4, wea Mr, ft and tfl Algona <w..4W«. i born i.n Illinois,, jffe is survived fcy §& *> ----TsofM»r Moines, Chicago, Roof Fire? lire et the at the Jd ftoan cajisjd « NATIVITY DISPLAY OPENING SUNDAY First 1946 display-, of the Nativity Scene, : in its own building at the fairgrounds, just east of Floral Hall, will be next Sunday, Dec. 8. Algona Junior Chamber of i.W#?n,i.- atwra ml fct „.,„-,=,,. ,,, of the new store and js a War« Vtteran, Hewas l r . & sonajcti^ with ifresgt% Yeternty Carrier Riie« gart'Oohibj veteran West nwjl writer,* sUea Monday morn,, after g «tfoke suffered se.v* $m <**?§ 9^viom Ward of fun- Commerce spokesmen said that the following schedule would be maintained at the' Nativity building.v for visitors: • Sunday, Dec, 8^-3 p. m. to 9 p. m.v v Dec. 14—3 p. m. to 9 p. m. Dec. 16, 17 and 18^-7 p. m. to 9:30 p. m, Dec. 19 through Dec, 25, 3 p. m to 9:30 p. m, Admission is free,,and there will be someone in an official capacity present during all visiting hours, as well as music, lights and heat. • The Nativity scen^ is the one constructed several years ago by German prisoners at the camp here. It is now the property of the Algona Junior 'Chamber, and the general public is cordial* ly invited to- view the remarkable spectacle, / Clubs or groups wishing conducted tours, or prganizations wishing to meet there-with a religious background, should contact Bob Williams, • his father with his produce busi ness, intending to go to collegi later. During his school days he was an ardent member of the Boy Scouts and attained to the degree of an Eagle,Scout. He took an active part in the activities of the school and was exceptionally well liked by all. He was to supplement the high school cast in their operetta "Top O' the World"' in their programs the coming Wednesday and Thursday evenings. ^Besides his parents, he leaves to mourn his death one sister and two brothers: Dr. J. M. Schutter, Dayid Schutter and Mrs. Cliff Munson. Marvin Abbas is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Abbas. Jos, Lynch, Jr,» Hospital Soon of- Mr. P! me Fe; ,ar?a, who lost MB' to the Accident leave the FOUR SALES OPEN AUCTION SEASON Farm sale time is here, and five farm sales have been listed as follows: Tuesday, Dec, IO~B. D, Eckstein. Wednesday, Dec, 18 — Paul Dettman. Tuesday, Dec, 17— Oswald F. LaUier, Wednesday, Dec. 18 — Merton Christensen, Tuesday, Jan 1 , 14, 1947— H. W. Hobson. The Eckstein sale wJU be starting at noon, at the farm one nule north and V* mite east of Sexton, turning. Emmetsburgs team should provide the coach, fans and the players themselves with their firgt glimmer of what the season holds and what their own possibilities might be. HAHN.WHITTEMORE AGENT, RETIRES Whittemore: F. O. Hahn, who has faithfully served the C. M. & St. P. R'y for over 50 years as station agent, retired last week and will devote his time this summer to his garden and a some 'quiet lake with his rod and reel. (Mr. Hahn has been on the job until the last few years taking his vacation in the summer 01 an the fall when the ducks start- ed'to migrate south. He woulc take a few days off and take his 10-gauge double-barrel shotgun and never came home without a his share of fine mallards. Mr. Hahn took his position here in July 1895, and has also been relief agent in other towns, Britt, Sexton, and Farmburg. TG. Powers, Qkoboji, is acting as temporary agent at present as a permanent man will be assigned by .December 15. * will be served by the Sexton Ladies Aid- The Jowa State bank is clerk o| the sale pnd CoJwell iBrps. aie auctioneers. Full details of this sale wilt be fovmd. in an, ad elsewhere in this w«H i n 9n ad Perils of -appear at a - in 5Plw «ltt ajjpgar paper L WO|$1 Four Couples Get Matrimony Permits Four licenses to wed were issued in the past week by the clerk of court's office here. They went to the following couples: Nov. Minnie 25—Theo, Wilson, Sibert and Whittemore; Stgndley G, Hansen and Oral Hansen, Algona. tfov. 29--James A- Will and Thelma Rae Putz, Algona. NftV. 3(MH[oward Lund, Thief River Falls, Minn., and Charlotte Bradfe/, St. Paul,* Algprm Woman Has Brain Tumor Surgery Mrs."Hajry$y Johnson, who was J°wa City last - week fed o» Igst Wednesday, fpr § <bra»4 tumor. • married to a Hampton, la., girl, his Ames sweetheart, and they have a son five years of age. Two Sons Veterans Bernard Genrieh, now 24, completed the Lone Rock schools in 1939 and followed his older brother to Iowa State. He took up general engineering. He had not quite finished his four years when the war came, and he entered the army in June, 1942. He served overseas, and was discharged as a first lieutenant, returning to the states a little over a year ago. After his release from service, where he became a licensed pilot, he resumed classwork at Ames last June and graduated in August of this year. He is now with the Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric at Fort Dodge, He graduated at 11 a. m,, was interviewed and hired at 7:30 p. m. the same evening, and went to work the next morning, which is moving right along. He is single. Margaret Lucille took up home economics after entering Ames in 1942. After her graduation she began teaching at Belmond this fall, as a home economics instructor. A Kossuth Couple Mrs. Genrieh is the former Mary Blanchard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Blanchard, who are proud grandparents, and recently observed their 54th year of wedded life. She attended the Bancroft public schools but did not herself receive a college education. Fred Genrieh graduated from LuVerne high and went to Iowa State Teachers college for two years, then taught school for two years and is today the rural mail carrier for Lope Rock, He has seen two of his children receive their sheepskins, • but Mrs. Genrich has witnessed the ceremony for all three. The family has ever reason to be duly proud of a fine accomplishment while the children are carrying forward with the opportunities made possible by thoughtful, loving parental planning. Werner Qade Hpme After Picker Injury Werner Gade from ' s outh of Whittemore, injured recently in an accident at the Mike BJonn- Stetter farm, is now at his home, His injuries were found to T?e efly in the abdominal .area. •Mrs. Rose Barto and her sjister oi-ft Biersteqt were Thanksgivi ing day guests at the home of Sir. and Mrs. Cade, the latter a niece of the tw« women, Margaret Lucille Genrieh TRIPS INTO PAN WHILE TALKING TO MOTHER HERE Larry Eugen Orton, year and a 'half old son of Mrs. Theresa Shipler Orton of Algona, was fatally burned, last Friday afternoon, when he accidentally toppled into a pan of boiling water that had momentarily -been placed on the kitchen floor. Mrs. Orton, the little tot's mother, keeps house at the C. H. Ostwinkle home at 409 E. North St., here. She had been working in the kitchen and had just taken the hot water from the stove, and- placed it on the floor, with a lid over it. She was talking to Larry when he backed away from her and tripped into the scalding water. ^ The frantic mother immediately pulled .'he child from the pan and rushed him. to a local doctor's office where he was given emergency treatment for the first degree burns, and then was taken to the Kossuih hos- * pital. Both legs of the. baby's body were burned, but not his feet which had remained out of the water. All of • his body was burned, and one arm. He survived about four hours after the tragedy. Funeral services were held Monday morning at the McCullough chapel, and burial was in Catholic, Calvary cemetery, where Father Mallinger coa- ducted graveside services. LUVERNE FARMER LuVerneT Joseph Worby, 61 / farmer living north of LuVerne, was badly injured last Wednesday afternoon while assisting his son, Harold, in elevating. corn, when his arm became caught in the tumbling rod on the corn elevator: He was 'immediately taken to Mercy hospital, Fort Dodge, where it was found he had suffered a broken arm, dislocated shoulder, cuts and bruises, and was also suffering from shock. X-rays were taken Friday to determine possible other injuries. His condition was reported as good, Friday, however, considering his : injuries. Farmers and friends in the ' LuVerne vicinty lost no time in lending a helping hand to Worby., . Last Saturday .they went to his farm and picked the remaining 40 acres of his corn. Taking part in this "Good Neighbor" act were Wm. Schipull John Stampka, Henry Miller, Alvert Hefti, Ted and Geo. Johnson and Paul Phillips. Mr, Worby was . expected to come home from the hospital today. Eight New Motors Licensed In .County New- cars and one pickup truck, licensed after purchases by Kossuth residents during the past lew days, were reported as follows; Buick—Art Collins, Swea City. Fords — Eugene Hood, Helen McEnroe, Algona; Donald Mitchell, Burt; Swea City Hatchery, Pontiac—Mrs, H . R. Peters, Algona,' Chevrolet—G. C, Scobee, Algona. International—J, H- Welp, Bancroft (pickup). Auxiliary Offering Hospital Bed U?e The American -Legion Auxiliary no^r 1^9 trwp hospital beds of then), purchased toy the Auxikary as result of §cription Anyone ,SS»*._j CONSIDER STARTING AMVET POST HERE About 125 veterans of World War II Were guests at a dinner and program last Friday evening in the high school gym, of the Am vets Auxiliary, Following the program, an informal meeting was held in the auditorium on the question of organization of an Amvets Post here. A district representative of the organization was present and outlined Us general pur-pose. Ted Chrischilles was named as temporary chairman to go into. the matter further, During the banquet prpgrain, at which Bey. F, E. Burgess acted as toastmaster, Mrs, John Me* Enroe, president of the Amvet, Auxiliary, and Luke Linnjn. gave addresses of we}come t §nd. 'LeigJUon MJsbach responded veteran? of WQfW Wap II, Group singuig was, c. p. scfoujj,- vlth gard at *h> pjjmp, anjj los were offered, by man and fferold Mi-g. B: , Ame Aravf ts, Six Above Here

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