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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 24, 1955
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March 24,1955 March 24,1955 32 Women In Bus Tour To State House § We«ley — Mesdames John Huff, iEWarles Nygaard, Theron Harisen, fj&lehn Gabrielson. Edna Wubben, %oe Tlauptman,- Don Kraus and tLois Bentele joined 23 other Kos- Sfsuth County Farm Bureau women IMarcli 16 on a chartered bus trip % Des Molnes arriving in.the *capitol building at 10:30 a.m. , £ Th°y saw both the senate and fehouse of representatives in session land noted the voting by machine and the passage of a'6111. , : They enjoyed .lunch, in the •apitol visited the law library, suporeme court chambers, historical, building, art center,- Farm Bureau headquarters, met Governor I Hoegh and sat in his chair. Enro/ute home they toured the state college' campus at Ames. * Mr and Mrs"/Al Wagner are expected home soon from rf months in Deayer, Colo. Halvor Flom'Sr., observed his 88th birthday, 1 March 16. His granddaughter, Sandra Flom made and . decorated a birthday cake. The Lionp- club met Wednesday, Mar^h v 23. The.Miriam circle served the .luncheon. R. C. Bauer bought the Holland home, formerly the Lawsdn property. He, will rent it. Mr and Mrs Russell Swanson,! Mr and Mrs Richard Madsen and Mr and Mrs Merle Muhm joined a 'eroup of relatives Sunday, March 13 at the Paul; Madsen home north- of Britt to honor the birthdays^ Mrs Paul Madsen { Richard Madsen and Mrs Muhm. Robert Weiland. son of Mr and Mrs Richard Weiland of Britt left last week for army service. He and Bonnie Ostercamp were married last November. 27 m Britt. Mr and Mrs Charles DeRose are leaving soon for a new home in California following 3 months at the parental Mrs Bettie Wester home. ^ After the Un'ted States purchased the Danish West Indies m 1917, the name was changed to Virgin Islands. 50 New Cars Sold Past Two Weeks, County Fifty new cars and trucks were registered in the office of the county treasurer during the past two weeks. New owners are: Chevrolet—Donald Multhauf, Titonka; George Murphy, Fenton; Vic Perkins, Whittemore; H. V. Nims, LuVerne; Walter Zielske, Bancroft; L. J. Badje, Buffalo Center; C. T. Beaver, Fenton (2); D H. Berkland, Fenton; Chester iide Story ofthe Utew »..»-•'-',• ~T •* ' • •__ *$*" "' H^ N-I1 NWII TtBEWESS TIRESUialai* UL ^7v5 Bf^F**'-' i, «• aj^wwjL™* g/ v ^^ _ ^^ ^ Owners^withjubcless Tires at NoExtra Cost A NEW day has dawned lot tn , . .-!,« jt$ place widi the first non-skid tread, the nrs f\ i :^.i T,,KolA« tires are now Standard.equip- ***• f : , L - H_ / ._ .if. *nA manv othe: Fitch, Algona; Carl Gieskmg, Titonka; Hoyt Raney, Wesley; J. A. Reed, Algona; E. R. Mansager, Fenton; and C. F. Welp, Bancroft. Ford—George's Body Shop,-Algona; Robert Hutchinson, Lone Rock; William Langman, Algona; Loyal Gingrich, Titonka; Howard Bollig, Fenton; M. F. Amfahr, Algona; Q. A. Bjustrom, Burt; W. H. Brandt, Titonka; H. H. Hutch- Inson; Senus Isebrand, pickup, Titonka; and Ervin Ulses, Burt. Olds—Harold Frideres, Qttosen, Geneva Hilton, Algona; G. E. Cook, Algona; A. J. Krarners- meier, Swea City; H. M. Mertz, Wesley; and L. T. Roat, Wesley, i Mercury— Melvin Finch. Bancroft; Rita M. Frankl, Irvington; 3 A. Sleeker, Titonka; Ben Bailing, Burt; Mrs Jack Reisdorfer, Lakota; and J. M. Vollmar, Ban- "poniiac—H. G. Hamilton, Ban- Bu'ick—M. H. Brower, Algona; Edmund Larson, Burt; Elver Marquardt, Algona; . Elizabeth Murray, Bancroft; Charles Qs- bbrn, Fenton; and R. V. Sorensert, Studebaket — Alphons Be'rte, Bode. •Nash—Leo Bleich, Wesley, bodge—Robert Hogan, Whitte- Plymouth—Andrew Torkelson Elmore; Bob Vaske, Bancroft. JReseal Program is Announced Retires After 35 LUVERNE NEWS Years, RFD Carrier Kept 3 And 4 Horses Before Days Of Auto day i! Tubeless tires are »««- * » 3n «i VH the new 1955 cars at NO EXTRA COST, yarn now, tubeless tires have always sold at premium 'paces. But Firestone, after years of research and -after .investing many millions of dollars in engineering, m I facilities and in new. equipment, showed the industry I how » btmVl them to seU at the price of a conventional 1 tire and tube, •'."''•'• Yes, Firestone, the Pioneer and Pacemaker, k»J» n < ? The new Firestone De Luxe Champion Tube- , rs s?« tss £ straight-side tire, the first balloon tire and many other Firestone "firsts" as a notable contribution to automotive safety, comfort and economy. t If you buy a 1955 model car, have it delivered on Firestone De Lux* Champion Tubeless Tires. Or, it you continue to drive your present car you can have it equipped with Firestone De Luxe Champion Tubeless Tires without changing your present wheels or rims, and get a generous allowance for the unused mileage in your present tires. A' reseal program for farm- stored 1954 barley, oats, rye, Wheat and flaxseed will be m effect in Kossuth county, it was announced this week by Herman J. Studer, office manager of the county ASC. As of February 15, there were 143,607 bushels of 1954 oats under farm-storage loans m Kossuth county, 3477 bushels of bar ley and 1130 bushels of flaxseed. There were additional quantities under warehouse-storage loans but only farm-stored commodities are eligibla for resealing Mr and Mrs Stanley Gennch had as Sunday evening dinner guests Mr nnd Mrs John Bockes and Kathryn, Miss Verlaine Johnson and Junior Harclcopf. The occasion was the birthday of Mr Bockes, father of Mrs Genrich Mr and Mrs Bonnie Elifritz entertained guests Sunday in honor of the fourth birthday of their granddaughter • Cindy Marie Youngwirth of Mason Qity. Mrs Martha Schneider, daughters, Mrs Eleanora Eustace and Mrs Elda Kollman, her daughter Mrs Harold Nielsen Jr., helped Mrs Chester Stoddard observe her birthday which is Mar. Mr and Mrs C. B. Huff, left Friday morning to spend the weekend with their son at Fort Riley, Kansas. Henry Loerwald and Mrs Cecil Baker were m charge of their cafe. . Marsha Prior, attending Iowa State Teachers College, spent the weekend in the home of her parents Mr and Mrs William Prior, Donovan and Sally. Mr and Mrs Elmer Merkle, sons, Kevin and Curtis of Saint Paul, Minn, spent over Sunday in the home of his sister Miss Esther Merkle. Elmer also visited his father George Merkle, patient in Roberts Rest Home in Algona. Mr and Mrs Gilbert Rowen, Faith Ann and Larry visited Sunday in Rowan. They attended the 50th wedding anniversary for his aunt and uncle Mr and Mrs W. H. Bingham. Lightning damages or destroys an average of about $18,000,000 worth of property each year. Only Firestone Gives You All These Built-in. Advantages Mowovt Protection Then* no wbe » p*a& or explode! J. The Safety-liner, which holds the ..tig, $ *bo reinforces the tiie ... m«e«d ot ' . ctangerou* btowoot you get» bun*lest dow leak. ' Qototor Rmtmng No hum or whine because «e«d ete- neacs overlap e»efa °*er to prevent rhythmic vibrtripn. Silent Safety. Grip Tiead woii't squeal even on sharpest turns. Thi, new cord; treating factory Firestone-Gum-DipRirig process ing,a new process which takes.the stretch out X The result::!,'greater blowout ^^rKond longer tir« life; No-other tire gives you this sofety feature. |pw SWd Protection jfcwlf (teigned »aeot tr«a h« mow noo-tk'id angles . . • moreikid-pro. Meting edge* than ever before . . ., E 70* «*** »kid-reji«er« AM oedinatr .***• , • Puncture Protection If * naH or any sharp object should penetrate this tire, the Safety-Liner .rips it and slows air loss ... No sudden flat tires, no need w change flan on the road. Greater Comfort r »ew KoTKM ««d compouwU tod fcrible trewl design »b»rb bumpi Md ia»d »hock »nd coihk>n the ride. BUmfattioa of the inner tube »bo pcofidet • wfter ride, ^, Longer Mileage Tread is compounded of tough wear, resistant rubber for extra mileage Safety-Tensioned, Gum-Dippedt Cord Body prevents tread cracking and can be retreaded again and again. • Also tvaBable foi use with tube, t T.M. Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. one In February, Oliver Kinseth of Ottosen retired 'after serving as a mail carrier since May 20, 1920 In 1920 Ottosen had two mai! routes, and Mr Kinseth traveled 28 miles, mostly by team and buggy for the first few . years. Dave Anderson had the other route. In 1934, when Mr Anderson retired, Mr Kinseth took over the combined routes, making a total of 54 miles. In 1920 there were no graveled or graded roads, and 28 miles of travel,6 days a week, was indeed a big 3 ° Mr Kinseth had a mail buggy, sled runners on which the mail cab was placed in winter and a Model T Ford. However, the car could seldom be used except in the summer when the roads were Tri his second year at the job, road improvement began, but it was many years before they were all improved. Mr Kinseth kept from 3 to < horses, which were alternated from day to day. Mr Kinseth would carry a stick to clean mud off the buggy wheels when the roads were muddy. There would be times when the double trees would break, then he'd tie the lugs to the tongue with a chain, go on to the next farm house and borrow what he needed. There were two severe winters, 1926 and 1936. In 1926, Mr Kinseth just couldn't face a severe storm, and the horses could hardly either, but he let them go under their own direction. They crossed three fences and Mr Kinseth was glad when they finally reached the Herbert Blake farm. He stayed there two hours until the storm abated. There was always the problem of keeping warm; -Mr<: v KinsettV solved this by using a foot warming, in which cakes of coal were placed. A lantern was also used to give heat OLIVER KINSETH (Cut Courtesy Fort Dodge Messenger) Mount O. Kinseth Jr. of Algona, Mrs Olvin Haugc, Richard Kinseth Jerry Kinseth. Mr Kinseth has served under five postmasters, Ed Granseth, T. H. Nickson, Chris Ottosen, G. I. Purdy and Edith Jacobson. His son, Richard, has been hauling the mail since Mr Km- seth's retirement. Place Estimate On Drainage Cost Two representatives of Buell & Winter, Sioux City engineering firm, appeared at the meeting of the Algona city council March 10 and gave a report, including cost estimates, of a proposed storm sewer drainage system for the northeast portion of Algona. L. A. Winter and Thomas Weeks presented the story and «. *„ -*Urt xiriitnnil Thi? flrfea. S 1 ' 1 - ll^MW. The winter of 1936 was the - -•,•" figures to the council. The consisting of about 300 acres of land, was divided into three sections when, the survey was made , a short time ago. to worst of all. During the whole month of February the roads were filled with 'snow, and if they were plowed out, there'd be another snowfall. In 1936, when it stormed so badly that some of the school children were kept overnight at school, one lady called up and wanted to know why the mai wasn't in their box. It was there! It had been delivered late in the day after she had been to the mail box. The Mads Gunderson family has been especially kind to Mr Kinseth. Every year for the last 20 years there's been a Christmas gift for him in the box. A couple of other families have remembered him at Christmas also. There have been ducks, chicken, neckties, socks, candy, etc. During the Christmas season, Mr Kinseth remembers storing parcel post in a garage along his route, thus helping the parents conceal gifts. Often people would ses him in town, and ask him not to deliver certain packages *„ tiiom nn a Saturdav. and he a a snori. uinc "&". "--•" -.-—c» the estimate, total cost of the project would be $134,010, and would be paid for by assessments on the property affected, and long-term bonds would be sold to carry the balance. . Original estimates as to the cost of the sewer work ran as high as half a million dollars. The council began, serious consideration of the sewen problem last spring and summer when heavy rains caused severe flooding and property owners appeared and asked the council to help alleviate the situa- ' Many new homes have sprung up in .the area since the war, and the lack of proper storm sewer facilities has been known for some ^'section one of the area involved consists of land in the east portion of town and totals 115 acres. Cost of the work for this, section would be $84,404. Section two,52 acres, lies south and east of the Milwaukee Depot and would cost $18798 for proper drainage faciu- ies. Section three, rnnsistine ot 'DELUXE Bradley Your Firestone Tire Headquarters • Big trade-in on your old washer Famous NORGE Time-Line Control .. • simplest, easiest-to-use, most flexible control ever designed; lets you wash full loads, partial loads, delicate \vashables. • Low down payment—easy term« Special "Suds Return" ,.. built-in feature, at no extra cost, lets you save and re-use hot, sudsy water. Money-Back Guarantee. not completely satisfied, after 30 days, we giv* you back your montyl THOMAS SKEL6AS Phone 221-W, Algona to them on a Saturday, and he d wait until the following Monday. One lady occasionally had trouble starting her washing machine and he was called on for assistance. The late Matt Mertz, who lived alone, told Mr Km- seth that it the mail box flag was up, he should come in and see what might be wrong. Only once was anything wrong, but the flag was not up! , Mr Mertz had put up his ladder along the side of the house and climbed up onto the roof to make some repairs. The horses grazing in the yard, had knocked down the ladder. When Mr Km seth, came along the road he spotted Matt Mertz frantically waving from the roof of hi The early automobiles used b Mr Kinseth would often giv trouble, and broken axles were not uncommon. Once he ran into he ditch with his buggy, and had o be pulled out. Once he was kicked by a horse, and had to pend a week recovering at home. Mr Kinseth had'to stay overnight in winter weather only twice, once at the Severson farm, now farmed by Johnnie Christenson and once at the Clave farm now farmed by Howard HeUick- son. Although he was near the cemetery, Mr Kinseth did not know where he was but he couldn't go on so he followed thi fence until he came to the Clave d Mr' Kinseth has always been busy. He owns an acreage to the north of town which he has farmed for many years. _ He is handy as a carpenter ana pa er At one time he milked norn four to seven cows, but as hi" family left home he quit this. Mr and Mrs Kinseth are th. parents of six children, Mrs Rob ert Naeve of Dakota City. Mr es ec , 30 acres, lies north and east of he Milwaukee Depot, and could je tiled at a cost of $31,348. No final decision has been made bv the council concerning the actual job. It is not known whether all three sections would be urnished with storm sewers at his time but it is hoped the pro- ect can be tackled. The fact that he cost is lower than expected certainly makes it more possible. The board of trustees met with the council and an agreement was reached so that earth can be hauled from the site picked for a city street shed just north of the present shed. Dirt will be hauled out for many city jobs, thus doing . . . : v. i „ 1» n t m t tt 11 r a JameTBarber of West Bend OUl 1U1 UUUIJ *-ivj j««~, — —.-. away with a possible last-minute excavation job when, and if, a new building is constructed. City bills were paid, two-hour parking signs were ordered to be jlaced in front of the V.F.W. building on East State street, and building permits were allowed for he following persons: Russell Sands, Bernard Dahlhauser, Dr. Robert Horton, William Leek, David Gouge, Evert Richardson, S Boharmon and Ida Chism. City Engineer Lewis Ferguson was instructed to have appraisers work on the black top schedule. Much blacktopping will be done in the city when" the curb and gutter project gets underway soon. Joyce Riebhoff 4-H Hostess The Cresco Chums met at the Joyce Riebhoff home with Ann Smith assisting. A talk on "Points About Shoes'" was given by Fred Shilts and "Correct Posture," by Rosemary Kramer. Judy Adreon gave »' demonstration. Seventeen members were present. Guests were Mrs McNeil^ Mrs Smith and Mrs Adreon.

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