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•,; By-Rust. Wallet » » * .The other morning someone at Demand's Cafe remarked, "Well, I see Hazel's on the warpath. 1 ' This startled the, waitresses, who cast a hasty look at the cashier's counter.., until they realized the discussion was centering on Hurricane Hazel, and not the amiable Hazel, Dermand in the front oi the cafe. •"•'- - - ' * * » Charlie Fox is one of the fellows who has his busiest . day on.Saturday, and as a result he has always expounded around home \>n the • fact that family events should not be planned for Saturdays ...then came the first wedding in the family of children in the Fox household... vou guessed it—It Was on a Saturday. * * * Henry H. Hudson, owner' and publisher of the Titusville, Fla., Star-Advocate, and a former Algona man, has printed up a directory of the Algona High School class of 1907, and forwarded .us' one... others desiring- the directory can get one by writing to him. -•-,-.., : * * v • . • ; Jerry Ferris had charge of the Rotary club program a week ago, and it being,oil week and Jerry being in the oil business, it seemed like a good idea to have a film • on the,oil industry. But the film erry ordered didn't show up, so X _ A _ _ Dept* or History Una Des Moinee 19. Iowa f ESTABLISHED 18o3 i» Mcttnd das* matte* it the Mitoiflc* 4t Alttma; Wwa, N«v. l. 1832. under Act ot CoimreM of Match 3, 1879. AL8QNA, IOWA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, W4 3 SECTIONS - 24 PAGES VOl. 91 - NO. 42 Demos Hear Evans & Wilcox YAe borrowed one, from:a competi- yfor who said' there wasn't^much •' advertising in the conclusion of the film, Jerry told fellow club members-that'it was the understatement of the year as to advertising; • •'• ' - ' •'•':•*. ''*' : ••'. ." We live in hopes that the ar, rangement of star routes, highway mail service, and arrival and dispatching of mail in this area will soon settle down to somsthing permanent... we just get acquainted' with the star route schedules and bingo—they're all changed around... latest move is .restoration of the 2-a-day star route service to Lone Rock and . Feritdnr-wnleK 1 was' cWdtfwIi^d. one a few weeks ago. The Eagle Grove-Algona star route was recently revised to .stop at Lu- Verne. and the star route west to Whittemore and Emmetsburg was eliminated, but now we understand there'Is to be a new Streets, Alleys Main Topic At Council Session Perry Gas Will fray for Replacing Gravel, Paving Algona streets and alleys provided Maydr Linda Glapsaddle and the city* council with plenty of business last Thursday* night Two representatives of the Perry Gas Co., Jerry Donovan and Mr Foss, appeared at the meeting and answered questions:, in a discussion on streets. After discussion, a resolution P roviding for blading and gravel- ig of alleys was adopted. Work was begun last Wednesday by the street- department and will continue until all alleys^re back in their original pondition. The gas company will pay for, the work, and the street department will handle : the work. ' ; ' • .* Gas To Pioneer Plant • ." Permission was given 'for the gas . company to lay' pipe along the north end' of Jones street to the edge of town for service to the Pioneer Seed Corn plant. An OK by -the'state highway com- rrtfssion is necessary v to complete the job.. Work on streets will commence, wijhin a week according to the Perry Gas. Co.. Donovan' and Foss pointed out that milch of tne cleanup work would have been finished long ago if the'weather, had given a helping hand. The gas company is to handle all work on the streets, including patching of paving"" where it was torn up. Company crews have been filling depressions as they formed in the streets for several weeks with gravel,., Much of the cleanup will be done ne.xkvBpring, but all " -be.fhilsh- arrangement ' from Algona Whittemore in the afternoon. would-be nice to have .someone, someplace, finally make up their mind what the service shoujd be and then leave it alone long enougn for the rest of us to learn what it is, before changing it again. * * * , An unknown local person sent us a rotogravure section, dated Dec. 29,'1929, of the Des Moines Register, featuring with pictures th£ th^me "When-Iowa Was Very Young." One of those pictured was Warren E. Waller of Charles City, then 83, a resident of Floyd County from 1855, and one of the first settlers in Charles City. "He may have been a kin of yours", our unknown friend iwrote in the margin. Yes, he was—and ha& long since gone to his eternal reward. * * * A local column write* commented last week "more and more people every year depend on the government tor support, either direct or social security." An irate local person called to our attention the fact that the writer evidently did not understand the first thing about social security ... workers who eventually receive old age assistance through social security do not receive a government handout; they pay into the social security fund every payday, and the amount is matched by their employer. When this insurance eventually pays oft for them, they are simply getting their own money back like any 'Reply To Ezra Draws A Big Turnout 'fert i , " *.v«(fcj>f ', Tom Forburger Breaks A Leg Wesley—Tom Forburger, c£n- didate for supervisor from the third i district, sprained his right arikle and cracked a bone in his leg just above , the ankle in a fall to a concrete floor at his farm while using an electric drill. He was alone at the time and managed to drive his car to, his home in town. He now has the leg in a cast, and as a result has been ordered to 'curtail his campaigning and' travel for two weeks. insurance, government plus isn't ", interest... the „_ - giving" anyone anything and it certainly isn't e.. handout. The original remark was typical however, sort of like the ones about people and dogs, and waiters and cabinet officers. » * « As If Republicans didn't have enough troubles from unwise quotes during an election year, along conies a fellow in Utah, a congressman running for reelection on the GOP ticket, claiming to be a big war hero, dropped behind enemy lines by the OSS, only one of 30 to survive after kidnaping a top scientist, etc. AU of which proved to be a big fake ...those ytah/.bjjys have quite vivid imaginations". « * » The MUwaufc?* had alittlf mixup on the westbound Sioux Friday nigh*• • • WMM that the boys coupled onto the wrong »n*U c«r in m* Chicago depot and away they went. f » • Famous Last Lin*— Hick I* 6d before' ice and show arrives, ft was pointed out many-of the large piles of dirt,, especially at corners where the gas company had to auger under paving, w be .removed this fall, but thaj leveling of mounds across park- ings and lawns would wait until warm weather next year. This is necessary, as, nature -will dp a good job of settling the soil, and seeding can be done following a tamping job done by nature this winter. 'Many persons hava shoveled off tne mounds in their yards, and as a result, they have depressions that are becoming ditches. Donovan made it clear that it was best to let the dirt alone until spring. Street Workers Pay Boost. Algona's street department workers got a blanket $15 per month raise, which be'came effective Saturday, as the council set the starting rate at $200 for the present. • - • . • Parking meters were discussed briefly. It was decided that for the present no hooding ot meters would be allowed, except for funerals and moving in the business' district. Three of the five 12-minute meters installed originally are to be replaceu by the regular nickel, dime and penny heads. There will still be one 12-minute meter in front of the Iowa State Bank and the Security State Bank. Building permits were granted to Taylor Implement, Cecil Black,R, O. Bjustrom, John Hanselman, H. R. Cowan and Lyle Mathes, and a cigarette permit was issued to the Dermand Cafe. A letter of thanks to the mayor, city council and city officials from Sorensen Grocery was read. A "no parking" zone to alleviate loading and unloading of trucks was set up by the city due to the fact that the grocery store doesn't have a rear door on the alley, but rather on the street. Bids from Kent Motor and Kossuth Motor for the sale of a new police car to the city were open ed and read, and rejected until further study can be made of the problem. Swea Votes A Franchise Sw»a City -- {Jwea City YPtt'l by a 227 »o \9 counJ, voted to grant a new 25-year franchise to tN Interstate Power Co, for supplying electric current to th* town. The V9te t9ofc $aee last Thursday. Tbt IftVBfafeJe Y9*9 afco means that a new lighting system will be installed- in Swfa C|ty at « value of llp.OOO without chiigo to the gm fry tetenMi*. ft* light, will b# of the AsksW For insurance An insurance,.- company was being .sued for $16, a case filed in Kossuth district court, Saturday. Everett E. Hanna, administrator of the estate of Pearl E. Hanna, s plaintiff, naming T!ie Equitable Life Assurance Society 'of New York as defendant. The plaintiff alleges that a life annuity and insurance policy was taken out by Pearl Hanna with the defendant company on Oct. 6, 1938, and that $15,000 total was paid as 'a'-premium. The policyholder died Dec. 7, 1953, and the plaintiff says .the company paid no annuity or other payment while the policy was in force. The plaintiff claims the company agreelft in the policy to pay beneficiaries $16,760 and that is the total of the claim in the court case filed. In a second case filed Saturday, Harold Frarnbach of Whittemore is a plaintiff in an action asking a judgment of $355 from M. J. Kern of Algona. The plaintiff charges negligence on the part of the defendant in connection with an auto collision Nov. 26, 1953, on State St. Neither of the defendants in ^he above cases- had had time to file a reply to the respective actions. EldaL Miller Rites Held Here Monday Funeral services for Elda L. Miller, 71, Bode, were held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at/Me CuUough's Funeral'Chapel in Algona. ' , J , Rev. Harry,,Whyte, Methodist 'pastor, * officiated, ' and burial followed in ,the. eemetetfy>at'Jr Ingtori: " ' '' Mrs Miller died at St, Ann hospital" last Friday. Elda Lois, daughter of Henry qnd Elizabeth, Lemkee, /was .born October 28, 1882 .at ,'Gunnison, Colo. She was married to Samuel J. Miller who died on-'Decmeber 24, 1934. Four children were born to this union, and "one, .Lois, preceded her mother,-*in 'death. The three children who survive are Lawrence, Bode; Mrs Danny Kuhn (Margaret), ..Osceola; and Mrs Glen Adrian (Ivabella), Irvington. Other survivors include a brother and sister, A. M. Lemkee, Irvington; and Mrs Dorothy Bonnett, Amboy, Minn., eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Pallbearers were Robert and Gene Lemkee, James Meurer, Marvin Griffith, Woodrow Megaw and Charles Bonnett. Highlights of the Democratic county rally held last Thursday ivening are pictured above. Usherettes conducted those attending to their seats. Pictured above, lower left, from 16ft to right are Marilyn Seiler, Carol Thompson, Dorothy Gadd, Marlene Gade, Caroline Brown ,and Betty Peirce. - A general view of the crowd which heard the speaking - program is also shown above. . In the bottom picture, "A visitor from Mexico" was introduced and got the program away to a gale of laughter. Th& Kossuth county Gillette-Herring'Wilcox club, sponsors of the rally, shipped in a well-mannered little donkey from Monterey, Mexico, which arrived py express Thursday morning. The "visitor" was introduced, led by Chris Gelhaus' who is shown just taking the visitor into the wings after the introduction in the photo taken by Nejs Isaacson of Brown's ptudio. • GOP No Friend Of Agriculture Says Speaker Time To Check Records' Palmer Says In Keynote About 800 persons .turned out ast Thursday evening at what was termed one of the biggest Democratic rallies in Kossuth ounty history. Tne 'two hour irogram was held ,at the Algona iigh school auditorium, and^very eat with a few'exceptions in the ront rows was taken. R. M. (Spike) Evans, addressing an audience thai was predominately rural, said "the GOP has never been a friend of agriculture except at about this time of year." Evans, former Triple A admin- strator, first in Iowa and then in Washington, shared speaking honors with Lumond Wilcox, Democratic candidate for congress from he 6th district, and Richard Palmer of the Algona high school :aculty, who keynoted the speak- ng program. Time To Check Records Palmer said, "this is the time we check records., resurrect\old campaign pledges, find out who has <ept the' faith, examine the record and stand up and be count- Tangled In Rod But Boy Escapes Jimmy Muller, five-year-old son of Mr and Mrs Ray Muller' of Wesley, escaped serious injury in a farm accident Wednesday noon, Oct. 13. He was helping his father unload corn with an elevator when his trouser leg became en- tengled on the U'mbling rod. The trouser leg ripped from hem to hip pocket, and wrapped itself around/the rod, thus holding the boy firmly against the elevator. Luckily, the belt came off the pulley even before Mr Muller managed to shut off the power. Jimmy's stocking was torn and his shoelace pulled out of his shoe, but he suffered only bruises and minor cuts and scratches upon his leg and foot, which was fortunate, since the road past the M_uller farm was being graded, and recent rains had made it impassable for automobiles. Memorial Fund Only $350 Short Three contributions during the past week left the fund for the Kossuth War Memorial plaque in thg new courthouse just $350 short of the goal. The Kossuth Centennial Committee donated $100, the Legion Auxiliary at Fenton $25, and T. Madison, Algona, sent a check for $5 to chairman Jim Kelley, bringing the total now in to $2050. The marble for the plaque is expected sometime this week. Killing Frost Here Monday It was mild half the week, then cooled off to remind us to put on the longies for the winter ahead, according to Weatherman Stu Albright at the Algona Airport. Annual Meeting annual meeting of stockholders of the Algona Country Club will be held Thursday evening, Oct. 31i it the cj,uj), ' Date R Hi Oct. 11 -65 Oct. 12 66 Oct. 13 55 Oct. 14 (.71) 53 Oct. 15 (.03) 48 .60 -57 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 It got right chilly Sunday night and early Monday morning, with a low of 25 reported. Emma Peterson Services Today Last rites for Emma Peterson, 71, Algona, a life-long resident of this area, were held this afternoon (Tuesday), at the First Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Rev. O. Leonard Nelson officiated at the services, and burial followed in Riverview Cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel had charge of arrangements. Mrs Peterson died Saturday at St. Ann hospital. Emma, daughter of Giyert and Roselia Kueck, was born in Union township, Dec. 7, 1882. She was married to Alfred Peterson and they Jived in this area until their deaths. Mr Peterson died Jan. 30 this year. Mrs Peterson has no children who survive, but she has two brothers and two sisters, all who live near here. They are: Henry Kueck, Lone Rock; Carl Kueck, Sac City; Mrs Julius Paul (Mathilda), Albert Lea; and Mrs Elbert Deakins (Hulda), Hartford, Wis. Pallbearers six nephews. Wesleyans Back From Norway Wesley—Mr and Mrs Sam Alne returned Monday of last week from a five months visit with relatives in Norway. They were accompanied home by a niece, Inger Alne of Vikebygd-Hauge' sund, Norway. She is a registered nurse and will go to Minneapolis to work. The folks were-in Chicago during the flood over the Oct. 10 weekend, and fear that sever.:! •pieces of their luggage may be lost or ruined. PHONE 1100 - YOUR NEWSPAPER Wianor of H State * National Awards, 1950-1954 General gscjjjtaee, few* Pm» Ast'n, ted.". Joe Bradley presided at the Girl Scouts To Have Birthday Girl Scouts will celebrate the Birthday of Juliette Lowe, founder of the Girl Scout organization, jy having two pot luck dinners; one for intermediate and senior Uirl Scouts and one for Brownes. These will be held the last ;wo weeks in October. Oct. 25th at 6:30 p.m. the jnter- nediate and senior troops will lave their dinner at the high school annex. Each troop plans ts own menu and table decora- .ions. The executive board will furnish coffee and milk. Parents are nvited and also representatives of each sponsoring organization. Rural Carriers Meet and Elect LuVerne — Mr and Mrs Guy Biddings attended a meeting of Letter Carriers and their ladies auxiliary in Wesley, Tuesday evening. Election of officers took place with Mrs Edith Heifner, Titonka, auxiliary president, Mrs Gladys Straley, Fenton, vice president and Mrs Mary Genrich, Lone Rock, secretary and treasurer. President of the letter carriers is Fred Schroeder, Lakota; S. E. Straley, Fenton, vice president and secretary - treasurer. At a joint meeting following the election, plans were made for the annual Christmas party . Guests of the meeting were Mr and Mrs .Guy C.' Giddings, Sr., Burt, retired letter carrier and Mr and Mrs Theron Hansen, Wesley, substitute letter carrier for meeting, and C. B. Murtagh, with a -record of 50 years of .service to the Demoeiatic party, was in troduced,' given an ovation, and responded with a few well chosen words. A number of other introductions were also made. Robert Loss, county Triple A committeeman and then chairman during the era when Evans was state ana national administrator, introduced Mr Evans. : Prefacing the Evans address AWiicox said with''regard -to the Congressional fight in this district,, that his opponent so far as. the record shows has never stooo tor anything in his 12 years in Congress, has a magnificent record of absenteeism, and had not taken a stand on any major issue of the day. "Due to the one party system he can say nothing ana do nothing and yet get reelected", VVilcox declared. Where He Stands He added that he stood squarely for 90% of fixed parity be cause it is the best thing in sight today. ."The GOP can fix its own economy for its own favored few jut the farmer cannot, and he deserves to be on par," the Jefferson attorney declared. Wilcox also chided the Repub- .ican tax reduction claims by stating that 80% of the tax benefits go to a very few people with only 7 to 9% going to 91% of the jeople. "The Republicans have a ;rickle down theory," he said, 'but our nation has been mosl prosperous when it was a case of support from the bottom up." All candidates for office from ir.ssuth county on the Demcratic ticket were introduced who were present. Because of s recent so- ourn in a hospital, Henry Schepp- mann of the first supervisor district was not able to attend. Opening his talk, Mr Evans declared that it was about 20 years ago that he first stood on :he stage at the hlg«i school. Al that time he was there to find out whether or not farmers favored the Triple A program— and they did. Calls It Sabotage "If I were starting out to sabotage the farm program, I would do just exactly what the Republican party is doing, chip away Wesley Girl, 3, Killed By Tractor A tragic iracior accident on the farm of Mr and Mrs Arvin Larson, about four miles northwest of Wesley, claimed the life of the Larson's three-year-old daughter, Mary Lou, Monday about 5:30 p.m. The little girl was crushed beneath the wheel of the machine and was dead on arrival at Britt Memorial hospital, where she was taken right after the mishap, by her father and grandfather. Lester Larson, the girl's grandfather, ,was going after the last load of beans, and , Mary Lou rode along. Somehow, she fell off the machine, right under the rear wheel, suffering fatal injuries. Kos- suih County Coroner, Dr. John M. Schuiter, was called . to the scene to investigate the accident. Funeral for the little girl will"be hsJItWjajgsday, with services ttjiplfPgPm Larson home at l:30.?j§55¥Krt&Wd final rites at 2 at' th8-Evangelical Free Church in Wesliy. Rev. P. O. Carlsson will officiate, and burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery at Wesley. The Osman Funeral Home of Britt is in charge of arrangements. Besides her parents, Mary Lou is survived by two sisters, Barbara and Diane Kay. Pallbearers will be Phillip Seaberg, Freeman Fox, Tho- ..mas Youngwirth and Holland Johnson. vacancy of Vee now retiring. Mullen who is County 4-H Boys To Elect Nov. 6 The boy's 4-H clubs of Kossuth County will hold their annual meeting and election of officers Saturday, November 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the County, Extension office. Each boy's club is eligible and encouraged to nominate „ 1954 officers in charge of the meeting and election will be Dick Kuecker, president; Everett Thorson, vice president; Merlin Studer, secretary - treasurer, and Dean Banwart, reporter. at the existing declared. "Our program, Secretary Agriculture does not believe in the present program, and every act indicates it" In 1952, Evans said, the farmer received 54 cents of each consumer's dollar. Today the farmer is receiving 42 cents of that same dollar, and he said those were Department of Agriclture figures. "Price monopolies and rigid price structures are all right foi big business, but not the farmer" he said. "If flexibility 'is so gooc let's have everything flexible.' Evans said it has been proved many times that you do not low er production by lowering the price. "Farm products are the bes tools we have against Commu nism", the present member of th Federal Reserve Board added "The only thing that keep Russia from going to war today i our surplus and her lack of it.' Food As A Weapon He cited the instance where w distributed food in East Germany and the people rioted to get it "That was the first thing w ever did that was effective in th cold war against Communism that was the one tool that they didn't have—but we missed the boat from there on. For every dollar spent for food we'd get $20 back, but we think we, have to do it with guns." ^ ' Mr Evans recalled "the Republicans 'promise to agriculture in 1952, and said that today the American firm belt is faced witti a referendum even more serious than the one he helped take 20 years ago. "The next Congress !s going to set the price Jeveis for agriculture for a long time to come," he said. "If you're satisfied, that's fine. If you believe that farmers are entitled to a fair share of the national income, you'll indicate it at the polls by replacing the Republicans." "And it's later than you think," lie 'concluded. Don Hutchins led community singing, before and after the program. R. W. Gingrich Rites, Titonka Titonka—R. W: Gingrich, who iad been' in poor health for a long time, passed away last Tuesday morning, 'Oct. 12, at the Buffalo Center hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Ramsey Reformed church. Rev. Roskamp was in charge of services and burial was in the Buffalo Twp. cemetery, with the Swan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr Gingrich was born Aug. 22, 1891, at Titonka, ana had been a lifelong resident of the county. Ha had retired from farming and was living in Titonka. Two sons, Oscar of Waterloo and Clarence of Titonka, and a brother, Loyal Gingrich of Titonka, survive him. Pallbearers were Dick Sleper, Harm Kettwick, Henry Spear, Joe Kline, Harry Bartelt and Ed Sonnenberg. Program Honors Marian Year As a part of the Marian Year observance Saint Cecelia's Academy Sodalists enacted thp LivinR Rosary in their parish church Sunday evening. The Right Reverend Monsignor P. P. Gearen spoke on the place of the Rosary in Catholic history and in the life of every devoted child of the Church. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament was given, with the Reverend Harold V. Cooper as celebrant. Merle Loss, senior, announced the mysteries and read a short meditation on each one. High school boys in cassocks and surplices formed the Cross. Girls with blue shoulder-tip veils formed the Hail Marys of mysteries, while boys formed the Our Fathers and the introductory Aves. Norrine Kollasch, Roselia Elbert, Marjorie Byam, and Sandra Graham lit a candle on the Marian shrine as each mystery was announced. A lighted candle was passed from hand to hand as the beads were recited.

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