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By Russ Waller * * " '*. ''.,-,. Up at Swea City Ihe Roy Bra- venders had an unexpected twist to a housewarmlng.- Mr arid Mrs BraVender recently moved into their new home, and planned a steak fry for a few friends to observe Roy's birthday and sort of dedicate the home. They fired up the fireplace, and a few minutes later discovered smoke coming from the Wall.. .the fire company made a' fast run and they discovered a faulty spot in the fireplace in the breezeway, although the smoke appeared in the living room 'fireplace. The matter was corrected, the birth-: day was duly observed, but the steaks were-a bit late. Thai isn't nearly as bad as the siory Algona Fire Chief Ira Kohl tells of a newly constructed home over in Illinois that was blown all to bits... someone got a few sticks of dynamite mixed up with the kindling wood. * * * One of our courthouse lady deputies was waiting on a customer and in the course of handling the business inquired of the male customer whq was somewhat elderly "Are you-a Town- sendite?" The old fellow cogitated a mome'ht and replied "Well, I could be if I had to!" (If you don't get that at the first try, make a second attempt) * * * We'll mention no names , here, but one of our six candidates for mayor was asked |< he had been kissing any babies. "Oh a few," he said, rand the bigger the better." * * * Sgt. and Mrs Paul Watnem are •adventurous souls. They left the home of his parents, Mr and Mrs Percy Watnem of Ottosen Wednesday of last week, headed for his army post at Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska, by car. The parents received a telephone call Sunday , morning and the couple were tHen 50 miles north of Edmonton, Canada. They are ..driving over Ihe Alcan; hlghysiy Algona. firemen have set Saturday, Nov. 12, as the date for their annual Fireman's Dance. There will be no solicitation for donations, but they would sure appreciate having you buy a ticket at $1 per person... the firemen come in mighty handy when you need 'em, so if you have a spare buck why not buy a ducat—and use it, tool The Rhythm club wiU play. Event is at the V.F.W. hall. . * * * One reader of our Western Buyers ads on meat-type hogs began asking us some questions, and for the sake of posterity we'll pass this information on to our non-farming readers. A barrow is a pig that won't go through the gate; a bachelor pig for market only. A gilt is a young matron who may or may not be expecting. If she's a mama, she's a sow. The boar is the papa. * * * Congratulations to the LuVerne school district on completion of their new school. If you'd like to find out just how much they are getting for their $275,000 bond issue read the dedication story elsewhere in today's UDM. You'd be amazed how many classrooms and other rooms they have received for their expenditure, plus a new heating system .. .it isn't always a question of the amount, spent, it's what you get for the money. * » * The postoffice department in modernizing plans ran into an unexpected snag at a little Maryland town called Garrett Park. The postoffice proposed to eliminate the boxes in the corner store and substitute carrier service .. .housewives are up in arms —they don't want anyone to interfere with their best excuse for gathering at the store to get the mail, and exchange the gossip of the day, and have worked up petitions against the proposed change from their "cracker barrel" postoffice to becoming a substation for nearby Kensington. To bolster their claims, the Kensington postoffice just delivered to the Garrett Park postoffice a bag of 10-month old mail, mostly Christmas cards. ^ M*mo to Whom I* May Con' cern: The Daniel E. Smith who took second place this week in a Football Guessing Contest spon' sored by another local paper happens to be the 27-month-old son of Mr and Mrs Don Smith. His daddy is sports editor of the Algona Upper Des Moines. The.$5 check which Daniel will receive will be greatly, appreciated and gq fight Into His piggy bank. He can sure pick 'em! Dept* of Rietory and Des Koines 19, Iowa jlotnes! ESTABLISHED 1863 .Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 193S. under. Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1955 3 SECTIONS-24 PAGES VOL 92 - NO. 43 Meeting Here on Law Enforcement 20 Judges & Clerks For City Election Announced Names of 20 election judges and clerks who will serve during Al- goha's city 'election, Nov. 8, were released this week by City Clerk Ivy Scuffham. Appointed by the council at Its meeting Sept. 29, they are: First ward — Hazel D. Lusby, Edythe Brundage and Hortense S. Ferguson, judges; Ethel Loss and Gwen McDonald, clerks.- Second ward — Edith Buchanan, Twilla Bartholomew and Lbra Raney, judges; Leota Geigel and Ruth Guderian, clerks. Third ward — Marie' Nelson, Eva Potter and Minnie Fuchsen, judges; Lucille Roberts and Matilda Hood, clerks. Fourth ward — Viola Long, Myra Ostrum and Elvene Streit, judges; Irma Bunkofske and Margaret Reid, clerks. In the meantime, as the election campaign of the six mayor candidates really began to warm up, all six of the candidates appeared at the Tuesday noon meeting of the Algona Lions Club and spoke for hot exceeding five minutes- in an open forum. They spoke alphabetically, with Herb Adams, William Becker, Roy Hutzell, Dr. .C. C. Shierk, Frank Vera and Charles Wagner appearing in that order. It was a good meeting, and all candidates gave a good account of themselves. It appeared that most favored efforts to stimulate the growth of small industry for the city, and while they were not showing- all the cards they were holding in the campaign, they left the general impression that' every candidate was in to win, but that no animosity existed between candidates. Petit Jury For Sept. Term Of Court Drawn Selection of the' petit jury list for the November term of Kossuth district court was made Wednesday. The jurors listed below are'-to report for service on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m., unless notified to the contrary. * Henry Bahling,. Burt; Herman Bosworth, Algona; John Boyer, Bancroft; Axel Bratlund, Bancroft; Salena Clifton, Burt; Joe Crowley, Bancroft; and Joe Dlxo.n, Bancroft. , s . J. U. Evans, Algona; Sheila Farrell, Whittemore; Ben Frah- zen.., JTitonka; • Garl deisttin'gj.-Ti- tonka; Violet 'Glaser, Algeria; Louis Hansen, Burt; Mabel Hantelman, Swea City; Stanley Hatelstad, Bancroft; Lewis Heerdt, Burt; and Pearl Hertzke, Lakota. P. A. Holcomb, Swea City; Wilma Ireland, Algona; Anna Isebrand, Titonka; Richard W. Johannesen, Algona; Mavis Johnson, Fenton; Earl Kauffman, Armstrong; Roy Klein, Fenton; Earl Kvamsdale, Swea City; Hazel Larson, Burt; Allen Looft, Swea City; and Genevieve Lundell, Algona. Martin Meyer, Burt; Gladine Miller, Wesley; Nona Miller, Algona; Edith McDonald, Titonka; Mrs Paul Nitz, Ledyard; S. P. Powers, Lakota; Alvin Recker, Corwith; Joe Reding, Whittemore; Louis Renger, Swea City; Gerald Rochleau, Algona, and Robert Rockwood, Wesley. Elsie Rohlen, Swea City; Mae Schenck, Algona; Doris Schrieber, Swea City; Dick Simpson, Lone Rock; L. G. Smith, Titonka; Frank Smouse, Swea City; Dean Swanson, Swea City; John W. Thompson, Swea City; M. Lee VanderWaal, Algona; Harvey Will, LuVerne; and Harley Work, Swea City. District Head Of Rotary To Visit Famous Last LJn»-T(5«cr»- LuVerne's New $275,000 School Is Dedicated LuVerne's new $275,000 community school was dedicated Sunday, and an open house followed, ^ v :" Arthur C. Anderson, DeS Moines, director of research, for the Iowa State Department ot Education, was the dedicatory speaker. Rev. J. Paul Stevens gave the invocation and Rev. Robert Kessinger the benediction. The; girls sextette rendered special music. Mefrribers are Myrna Northrop, Carol Kinne, Marilyn .ZentneV, Janice Heine, Vera Hanselman and Linda Sorensoh: Lawrence Miller, school board president, accepted the keys from the architect firm. Harold Cowan of Algona was general, contractor. The new addition includes a basement and two floors. It is built around the gym which was constructed seven years ago and connects directly with the old school. In the basement are a kitchen and dining room with a built-in public address system; a boiler room with two oil-fired boilers, and a large store room. On the first floor are a bus barn with room for six school- busses, an industrial shop, a music room, four classrooms and. an administrative suite for the superintendent and secretary and a room for school Board meetings; rest rooms, storage space, and corridors lined with lockers. On the second floor are rooms for home economics; commercial subjects; science classes; and three additional classrooms; a faculty rest room; sick room; and the office of the principal. J: The addition was built 'at' a cost of $7.25 per square, foot, a -'''' WARD R. HAMILTON, above, head of the Hamilton School of Business of Mason City, district governor of Rotary International, will be a guest of the local club next Monday noon at the Hotel Algona. He will also speak. Annual committee and club reports will be made to the district governor at that time, President Ken Peirce of the local club states. in January, 1954. New Low Of 20 Recorded Here A new low temperature for the present season, 20 degrees, was reached early Monday morning, according to Weatherman Stu Albright at the airport. The temperature went to freezing or below four times during the week, but pleasant days (took most of the sting out of the air. A tenth of an inch of rain was registered Saturday. Date H Oct. 19 70 Oct. 20 - —-60 Oct. 21 —60 Oct. 22 67 Oct. 23 59 Oct. 24 --50 Oct. 25 75 The five-day forecast indicates we're in for more fine weather. Helping Hand To LuVerne Farmer LuV*rne — Neighbors and friends gathered at the Earl Detmering farm Monday with five corn p.ickers and picked approximately 50 acres of corn. Mr Detmering, who had suffered a heart attack, returned home from the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Dodge Wednesday of last week. Those helping were Earl Manning, Earl Armstrong, Freddie Petmering, Arlo McGowan, Harold Hanson, Bq.b Murray, James Trailer, Allen Thompson, Bill Jergenspn, Milton Davis, Jim StaW, Bob Petmering, Arley Goelsph. Jess Jergensen, George Delmfripf and Chuck Merkle. Herbert Raiser helped until he ferpkf. dowa with fafe picker. Oscar Anderson Services Oct. 24 Services for Oscar A. Anderson, 79, well-known long-time resident of Algona, were held in the Methodist Church, Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. Harry Whyte officiated at the rites and burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mr Anderson died Friday at Roberts Nursing Home following a stroke. He suffered a broken hip Feb. 25, had a stroke shortly after and was taken to the nursing home in March. His health was good until the final stroke. Oscar A., son of Mr and Mrs Ole Anderson, was born May 22, 1876 near Waukon in Alamakee County. He was a resident of Algona all but the first four years of his life. He married Mae Anderson in Minnesota, Dec. 1, 1908. His wife preceded him in death in 1949. Mr Anderson gained fama while serving as fire chief for more than 30 years. He joined the local department in 1896 and was a member for 42 years until his retirement in 1938. He was in the grocery business with his brother, Tony, for more than 25 years, and later operated the Chrome Cafe north of town. Oscar was a member ot the Methodist Church and I.O.- O.F. Survivors include a daughter and son. They are Adris (Mrs M. B. Knoll), Baltimore, Md.; and Lyle, Algona. Three grandchildren also survive. A daughter died in infancy, and three brothers and five sisters preceded him in death. Mrs Knoll returned for the funeral. Pallbearers included Louis Lynk, Lloyd Muckey, Herb HeoT- lund, Russ Cook, Ralph Elbert and William Geering. A fire truck, driven by Fire Chief Ira Kohl, led the funeral procession from the church to the cemetery. Romer Sentenced Oscar Romer, Algona, was sentenced to a term of not exceeding seven years in the state penitentiary at Fort Madison, by Judge G. W. Stillman, Wednesday afternoon of last week, on a charge of false drawing and uttering of a bank check for $20. It was his second sentence to Ft. Madison. Good Neighbors - 2 Sets Of Them! Melvin Walker, who farms 5 miles west and 3>/ 2 north of Algona, has a host of good neighbors —' and they proved it last Thursday when they moved in with pickers and took care of 45 acres 01 corn with a pretty good yield, too. Earlier, they c'ombined 25 acres of Walker s beans. . Mr Walker has had a severe case of ulcers, and has been hospitalized at both St. Ann in Algona and Iowa City. He returned home a week ago Sunday. Ed Meyer sort of lined up the neighbors lor heir good deed, and a host of ladies turned out t D feed the hungry crew at noon, who are pictured above right after they had that satisfied feeling that comes with a hearty meal. -R,,«. ap n First row, kneeling, left to right — Reuben McArthur, Bill Champion, Vern Walker, Russell Walker, Albert Metzger, Wilbur Boeckholt, Bill Lane, and Melvin Walker. Second row, kneeling, left to right — Lawrence Kirsch, Lester Walker, W. H. Meyer, Cecil Bjustrom, Durwood McArthur, Earl Cooper and Ed Mittag. ',,,,„ j AIU t Back row, left to right - Raymond Vigdal, Lawrence Vigdal, Cliff Loystad, Wm. Broesder Albert Meyer, Ed Lieb, Charles Bjustrom, Willie Kruse, B ob Fuerstenau, Melvin Pompe, Merlin WalKer and Louis Broesder. (Algona Upper Des Moines news foto). Fines Of JZB For Illegally Killing A Deer Two -Wesley men paid lines Lions All Set For Halloween Party Monday One of the biggest kid's Halloween parties ever staged by the Algona Lions Club is scheduled for next Monday evening, beginning with the gala parade at 7 p.m. from courthouse square to the old Athletic field. "We're going to have plenty of real hot dogs, cracker jack for 'all, and scores of cash prizes for the best costumes," said Dick Cook, general chairman for the party! "And," he added, "we sure want all the kids to come!" Cash prizes of $1.50, $1.00, 50c and other amounts will be offered for the best costumes in these classifications; Davy Crockett, cowboys and cowgirls, clowns, ghosts,, hoboes, animals, comic strip characters, and miscellaneous. A full program of games, with prizes, is also to be held. A special Lion-s p o n s o r ed "Teen-Age Halloween Dance" will be held at the high school gym beginning at 9 p.m. So, kids, get that hilarious costume together, and be at courthouse square at 7 p.m. sharp next Monday night! Ralph Bolsinger Rites Oct. 22 Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 22, at Buffalo Center at tlie Martin parlors for Ralph Bolsinger who died at St. Ann hospital following a rather lengthy sickness. He was formerly employed by the Algona Implement Co. He was born April 16, 1904 and is survived by a sister and two brothers. Those from here who attended the services were Mrs John Briggs, Mrs Dale Briggs, Mr and Mrs William Carney and Ed Stoll. 6 Couples Get Wedding Licenses Six licenses to wed have been issued in the past week in the office of Alma Pearson, clerk of the Kossuth district court, as follows: Oct. 19 — Roger T. Day and Donna Mae Wilhelmi, Humboldt. Oct. 21 — Carol Meyer Jr. and Verlas Mogler, Sabetha, Kan.; Ernest D. Erickson, Hardy, and Bernice Mogler, Whittemore. Oct. 24 — Ronald Pettit and Juliann Marie Maahs, Whittemore; Larry Earl Gade and Pernice Rae Potratz. Fenton. Oct. 25 — Orval Kienitz and Sylva Schaler, Lakota. Justice" C. H. Ostwinkle, Wednesday afternoon, as the result of shooting a deer out of season. i It was the first such case in 1955 in Kossuth county. Conservation Officer Frank Tellier of Burt said. Fined were Roy Ricke afid Wm'. Koppen. Ricke was fined $100 for shooting a deer out of season and $50 for transporting a deer illegally taken. Koppen was fined $100 for shooting a deer put of season and $25 for shooting a rifle from! the highway. I Tellier said that he received information that a deer had been shot somewhere between Wesley and Titonka shortly after the incident happened Wednesday, and he obtained a description ot the car and other basic information. Then he called Deputy Sheriff Don Wood and the two went to Wesley. At the 'Ricke place they found Ricke in his garage dressing the deer. Koppen arrived a few minutes later. Ricke and Koppen both entered pleas of guilty before Ost- winkle, and the deer meat was turned over to St. Ann hospital for final use. Algona Upper Des Moines Add 15 Days To 30-Day Sentence Wm. Kuenle, Granada, Minn., is having a rough road in Algona. Sunday morning he was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail by Justice C. H. Ostwinkle on a charge of failing to yield one- half of the highway in a charge filed by highway patrolman Harlan Sievers following an accident early Sunday morning 5M> miles west of Swea City. He was serving the 30 days. But Wednesday, Kuenle w;is brought into court again, this time on a charge of not having a driver's license and being -involved in an accident. For this offense he was sentenced to a $50 fine or an additional 15 days in jail, and seemed likely to take the latter. A Des Moines woman, Mrs Mildred Phillips, was fined $10 and costs of $4 on a charge of passing a school bus while it was halted. Jode Hogsett, Shenandoah, also had a bad time in court, Wednesday. He was fined $10 and costs for not having a chauffeur's license, and $15 and costs for having .improper truck equipment. Geo. A. Kumba, Park Lake, was fined $10 and costs for improper truck equipment. Patrick F. Rolling, Bancroft, was fined $5 and costs for not having safety chains. AJbin H. Depue, Algona, was fined $10 and costs for speeding with a truck, all before Ost- winkle. It was also good neighbor day at the Calvin Bode farm northeast of Algona Tuesday, Oct. 18, and a total of 29 men turned out to pick, haul and elevate 65 acres of corn in 3Vi hours. A total of 13 corn pickers swung into action about 8 a.m. and the last load went into a crib about 11:30 a.m. The men then retired to a fine dinner which was prepared and served by Mrs Steve Loss, Mrs Roland Bode, Mrs Harold Bode, Mrs Floyd Bode and Mrs Calvin Bode. Mrs Marvin Calhoun served as baby sitter for the morning. Most of the men who were on the job are shown in the UDM newsfoto above. They are, left to right, kneeling, Andy Miller, Dick Davis, Cecil Long, Lyle Davis, Calvin Bode, Steve Loss, Marvin Calhoun, John Kain, Bob Harrison, Floyd Bode, Wilbur Zeigler, Roland Bode and Harold Bode. Second row, Cliff Benschoter, Chester Albright, George Kain, Jim Spear, Hollis Benschoter, Ed Long, Walter Mescher, Ronald Gardner, Julie Baas and Ed Miller. Seated on the hood of the tractor (which is completely hidden) are, left to right, Earl Zeigler, Ed Mino, Berl Priebe and Stanley Gardner. Two others, Leo Miller and Harry Bode, left before the picture was taken. Calvin Bode has been recuperating for three months following surgery for a back ailment at Mercy Hospital, Fort Dodge. lUpper Des Moines newsfoto) Earl Taylor, 56, Services Friday Funeral .services for Earl Taylor, 56, fanner who lived for 44 years on a farm five miles northwest of Algona, will be held tomorrow (Friday) at the Good Hope Church at 2 p.m. Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate and burial will be in Riverview Cemetery here. Hamilton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr Taylor died Wednesday at 4:30 a.m. at St. Ann hospital, where he had been a patient for several days. Earl, son of Mr and Mrs Elmer Taylor, was born Nov. 4, 1898. He came to Algona in 1911 and settled on the farm northwest of town. He was married June 12, 1923 to Julia DeGrew here. The Taylor's had one son, Ralph D. Taylor, Algona, who with Mrs Taylor, survives. Other survivors include two brothers and a sister. They are B A. Taylor, Burt; Otto Taylor, San Antonio, (Mrs Glenn Springs, Mo. Tex.; and Stumbo), Mabel Blue Pallbearers at the funeral will be Roy Sarchet, Clarence Metzger, Lester Johnson, Quinten Bjustrom, Lloyd Schenck and Clarence Riebhoff. Boost Newsprint Price $5 Ton A boost in the price of newsprint by $5 a ton was announced this week by Abitibi Light & Power Co. of Toronto, Canada. This firm furnishes the newsprint for the Algona Upper Des Moines, as well as the Des Moines Register and Fort Dodge Messenger, among some 200 users in the U.S. The price increase becomes effective Nov. 1. Newsprint will now be priced at $131 a ton. FARM SALE CALENDAR Five sale dates are on tap for November thus far in the UDM listings, as shown below. Farmers having sales can get their dates listed here by contacting the Upper Des Moines, where farm sale advertising reaches the largest circulation 01 any publication in Kossuth county. Nov. 8, Tuesday—Orville Grethen, complete closing out sale, SVi north and 3'/4 west of Cylinder, selling 151 head livestock, including 118 Hampshire summer feeder pigs, full line machinery, etc. Lloyd Berkland and Norman Bortvit, auctioneers; Cylinder State Bank, clerk. Full details in UDM next week. Nov. 10, Thursday — Closing out sale Jos. and Ernie Schaller, 2 north and 2 east of West Bend Livestock and machinery. Colwell Bros., auctioneers; Farmers State Bank, Whittemore, clerk. Sale details next week. Nov. 16, Wednesday — M .W. Woltz closing out sale, Vz east and 4 south of Burt, including 21 head dairy stock, machinery, etc. Watch UDM for full details. Quinn & Yungeberg, auctioneers: Iowa State Bank, Algona, clerk. Nov. 22, Tuesday—Louis Simpson sale, Vt north of Catholic cemetery, east of Algona on highway 18. Reiling & Leek, auctioneers. Nov. 30, Wednwduy -T Alfred Schipull, Lone Rock, closing out sale including dairy herd. *" : — & Clark, auctioneers; Rock Bank, clerk. Ally. General Here In Person Next Tuesday Co-Operation And Enforcement Of Liquor Laws Topics 0 State Attorney General Dayton Countryman has called a countywide conference of all law enforcement officers in Kossuth county for next Tuesday morning, Nov. 1, starting with an 8:30 breakfast at the Hotel Algona, Instructions to hold the conference were sent to County Attorney . L. W. Nltchals several days ugo. Nitchals said he received no information whatsoever as to why the meeting was being called, but adde'd' that similar meetings had been set up by the attorney general over the state in recent weeks. Countryman's office said the purpose of the meeting was "to get better co-operation between all peace officers." 50 Are Invited This was an enigma to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and other peac« officers in the county, who had no knowledge of any lack of cp- operation or similar trouble in handling county law enforcement. Nitchals said he had issued a call to some 50 persons in the county to attend the breakfast meeting, including a|A town marshals, city police, constables, highway patrolmen living in the area, the sheriff and deputy, and o\\ city and town magistrates, ana justices of the peace. Countryman's office in a news release stated that the chairman of the local ministerial associations were also to be invited. It was understood that Countryman would have one legal assistant with him at the meeting. Nitchals said that .he expected a. fairly good attendanceJlttipugh , it might be a hardship on some officers to be there at 8:30 a.m. after dealing with the traditional Halloween activities the night before the meeting. Liquor Likely Topic In other meetings over which Countryman has presided, ths chief topic of discussion has usually been enforcement of the state liquor laws, and the Kossuth meeting is expected to center on this theme also. Countryman has made quite a name for himself since taking office as a director of official raids into various counties in an effort to find evidences of liquor law violations. The status of private clubs and organizations within this picture has become somewhat confused as the result of a state supreme court ruling which declared that bona fide private clubs or organizations with proper private membership, and proper licenses, could sell beer, and that members could keep their own liquor on the premises. Countryman has participated in some actions which are at variance with this idea, and whether or not he has any such plans for Kossuth county remains to be seen. In the meantime, the attorney general has forwarded special identification cards to some 3,100 peace officers in Iowa, including those in Kossuth, giving them the powers of a sheriff if they are specifically called upon to perform law enforcement duties outside their jurisdiction. . This would, for example, by his order, give a justice of the peace the power of a sheriff under certain conditions. Countryman said "This pertains to all enforcement —including liquor." Lone Lavigne Infant's Rites Oct. 21 Funeral services for Michael John, 9-day old son of Mr and Mrs John Lavigne of Algofca, were held Friday at 2 p.m. tn McCullough's Funeral Chapel. Rev. L H. Loesch, Trinity Lutheran church minister, officiated and burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. , Michael John was born at St. Ann Hospital, Oct. 11. He was transferred to Park Hospital, Mason City, the following night and died there at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. He was the Lavigne's first child. Mrs Lavigne is the former Betty Jo • Jansen, who taught girl's physical education at Algona high school previous to her marriage. Mr Lavigne is employed as a car salesman at Brandt Buick. Fire Call Wednesday The Algona fire department answered 3 cal} to the Carroll Harriger resideixoe on North Minnesota atireet at 7:30 a.ra. Wed* nesday and extinguished flames around an oil-burning hot water heater.