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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 8, 1955
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.•-• f Ru*s " The death of William Sehmiel as;reported elsewhere in today's paper Will bring back many memories for Kossuth residents of the Lotts. Creek area. For many years Mr Schmiet taught the Lotts Creek Lutheran school, and his older former pupils today are parents.'and perhaps even grandparents, As a young mah, fresh from teacher-training, he went to Lotts Creek and remained there all of his teaching lifetime. ••;•«..»':.• •. - - -. . Until just recently political experts were saying that the farm vote "didn't mean anything any more" because farm population . has declined, ahd the important thing isithe> city vote'.. /developments the past few weeks seem TO indicate that the political experts are thinking it over, for a second time and have decided that the farm Vote DOES mean something—in fact winning or losing the entire middle west. •',•- •. .' * * • • * . '.There was one significant thing •emerging /from -.the meeting of state farm officials in Washington, last' week. After all the talk was over, it was agreed that 1956 seemed likely to • be about like 1955, that they could foresee no' great increase in demand for farm products that would bring about price improvements likely to, reverse the .price, decline trend, and that any change in the trend would have to come through political action rather ESTABLISHED 1863 da second class matter at t»6 pestaftlee at Aitfona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 193J, uhdef Actpt Congrats at Mirth3, 1879., X Sept* of filetoary ana Des Meinee 19, |o«& .AlGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY^ DECEMBER 8, 1955 5 SECTIONS - 34 PAGES VOl. 92 - NO. 49 Is Elected lefiosenBy Ballot To Aid than from economic developments. . • ;•. * « . * ':' Someone, incidentally, pointed out-that' since ' the end of .World War II through last summer a Wtal of 58,2 billion dollars" had bgen made .in grants and loans to 80 nations around the world, at}d .'talk of government; support for farm prices amounting-to only a fraction of that total didn't seem like much money to prop up a segment of our own econ- ojny if ..we .can .spend that much to:°do the same thing in 80 other Santa Claus seems to be a very 1 busy fellow, and commenting on the speed with which Christmas seasons, seem to. roll around one Ideal matt observed that they seem to, get sooner each year. He added lie. thought he knew why—"the older you get the'fas- ter the years go." * * * Since .'the successful passage of the school bond issue, there has been some comment on how, in the face of a rough road for many similar bond issues, this one carried with such a favorable maj- • ority. It-seems to us" that no Individual or group was responsible for the passage of the measure. THE KIDS WON THE BOND ISSUED There were many votes • cast in its favor where there were some doubts in mind about various aspects of the proposed measure, but the bed-rock fact is that most everyone will do all in his or her power for their youngsters, including building and paying for new schools. * * • * More classrooms were certainly a necessity. The bond issue will finance them. But in studying the diagrams qnd notations therein for an addition to the Lucia Wallace, a new structure f adjacent to the present Byrant, and a new school on the East Side, one thing is striking. All of the new classrooms are labeled from kindergarten through grade six. If carried out on this basis, there will be an abundance of rooms for k i n d e r g a rten ' through grades six, but grades seven/and eight which have been moved into the high school and the high school itself, will in no way be relieved of pressure. Until a few years ago, a grade school was a grade school, with eight grades. The new bond is-, sue will eventually result in four additional Bryant. classrooms, seven additional Lucia Wallace classrooms, and five new East Side classrooms. Coupled with rooms already in existence including the Third Ward, as closely as we can figure it, there would be a grand total of at least four 'kindergarten rooms (each with half-day sessions), and six rooms each fop first, second, third and fourth grades, after new construction is completed. r— * « With 16 total new classrooms to be constructed, there should be no reason for pressure on any level, grade school or high school, if only a few of the classrooms to be added were allocated to seventh and eighth grade classes. We needed classrooms; we will have them. Now whether or not enrollment pressures are relieved will depend on how they are used. If used properly, there will be adequate classroom space for all grades for a longtime to come, barring some unexpected popula- tipn increase locally. famous fcrw HOW Twenty-eight members of th< Kossuth County agricultural ex tension, council were selectee last Thursday during township elections., The group will han die operation of the extension education program in 'the coun ty after Jan. 1, 1958. i The newly-elected council will select its officers from among the, council members during the firs' week in January. Duties of the council include supervision the county extension service and 4-H work'among the youngsters in the", county. Persons selected for one-year terms, expiring December 31 1956 were: Buffalo—Donald Budlong; Cresco—W. H. Bosworth; Fenton—Mrs Owen Berhow; German—John S. Rlppentrop; Green- wood—Erwln Heldorfer; Hebron —Hugo Melfe; Ledyard — Albert Looft; Lotts Creek — Albert H. Meyer; Plum Creek — Claude Seely; Riverdale—Bernard Thilges; Sherman—Narry Naffziger; Swea—R. E. Peterson; and Wesley—Fred Asa. Council members with /two year terms, expiring Dec. 31, 1957. are: Burl—Herman/ Kna mer; Eagle—Richard O'Green: Garfield — Ervin J. Banwart; rant — Eugene M. Tokheim; Harrison—Mrs Dean Swanson; Irvington—Edward Arend; Lincoln—Willie Murra; LuVerne — Donald F. Fett; Portland—M, J. Trunkhill; Ramsey—Ray Goche; Seneca—Paul Bernhard; Springfield—Maurice Kiel; Union—C. W.,Sehlichting; and Whittemore —William Thul. J ' "J ' A council member , was also elected in Prairie township, but his name was not announced. He will fill a one-year term. twchej siud»a** Algona, Titonka Voters Approve School Bonds By a margin of 71% voters in the Algona Community School district approved a $544,000 bond issue at the polls Monday. The bonds will finance construction of new units at the Lucia Wallace arid Bryant schools, funds for land and construction of a new East Side school for the lower grades, and purchase of a site for a -new high school and athletic field. The vote was 1315 in favor of the issue and 540 against it. The vote in favor had 187 votes to spare over the required 60%. School authorities are now preparing a call for bids, with the Lucia Wallace .addition expected to be the first construction project. TITONKA VOTERS O.K. $175,000 SCHOOL BONDS TitonkA — A bond issue for $175,000 for a new grade school building was approved Thursday, Dec. 1, after two previous defeats. The vote was 391' in favor and 206 against, a major^ ity of 65.4 percent. The previous issues rejected were for $200,000 and $250,000. BWRT VOTES FRIDAY ON $250.000 BONDS Voters in the Burt school district will go to the polls Friday, Dec. 9, on the question of whether or not to issue $250,000' in bonds for school expansion. Face Charge Of Bancroft Theft Louis p. Watkins. jvho has lived at both Swea City and Bancroft, was bound over to Kossuth district court, Tuesday afternoon, in C. H. Ostwinkle's justice court, on a charge of .breaking and entering. He is charged with being one of several who broke into the Welp service station at Bancroft, last Jan. 16. Sheriff flalph Lindhorst picked up Watkins Tuesday morning at Swea City, after a warrant for his arrest had been issued earlier, after he left Swea City. Bond was set at $,500 and was not furnished. WatkJns is in the county jail. fife wgjved the preliminary Head Newcomers' Clu& Newly installed officers of the Newcomers' Club are shown in the above photo; taken during their regular-meeting Thursday'night,; Dec. 1 at the Legion Hall. Left to right,.they are.Betty Jo Layigne, secretary; Doris Thompson, vice-president; Darlene Claude, Jpresi-; dent; Mary Faulstich, treasurer; and Helen Mikes,-city hostess: '! The group was formed several years ago, its members are new- citizens of Algona, and meetings,are held the first and thirdtThurSr' day of each month. The retiring officers, Mrs Arlo Murken, presi-, Sent; Mrs Russ Buchanan; vice president; Mrs John Roberts, secre-' tary; and Mrs Robert Gushing, treasurer,'installed the new officers' and received gifts in appreciation for their year in office. The ladiesj then had lunch and.played bridge, 500 and canasta. T : ». >The Newcomers' Club will have a dinner-dance Dec. 14 at the Moose, Hall at 6:30 p.m. (Upper Des Moines newsfoto) Expect $40,$04 Suit Fcf Damages To Jury Seven witnesses have been ieard'".'by the jury hearing the damag.e, suit ^for $40,504.5,0 arpught by Mrs Sherry Kuch- against George Eden as ;he result of the death of the jlalntiff's husband in an auto-accident, Jan. 8, 1955. The trial continues today be- 'ore Judge Harry Ndrey in Kos- luth district court, and is expected to go to the jury some- ime this afternoon or tomorrow. . Kuchenreuther was killed the nigh't of Jan. 8 following an acci- lent in which the car in which was riding left the road, and ie was thrown onto the highway. While lying there, he was truck by the Eden machine which came along following the irst mishap. Id. He • was' 21 ypars Sitting on the jury panel are '"'rladine Miller, Carl Geisking, lerald Rochleau, P. A. Holcomb, 'iolet Glaser, Earl Kauffman, ewis Heerdt, J. C. Evans, Wabel Hantelman, Anna Isebrand, Martin Meyer and John W. Thompson. Witnesses who have, or 'will appear are Joe Bernecker, Hin> " "ckley, Minn., Eugene Zaudtke.' ..Lake. _ t Minn^, , ^ZT-*. '"•»»'•. -s^vwr W3T . .••.^EjtT.^r.^' 'Dearchs, Marvin Simpson, Wayne Wiese, Dale Laws and Dr. John Schutter. In other district • court action of the week, Thomas H. Mehan was sentenced to seven years in Fort Madison penitentiary on a charge of writing false • checks. The sentence will run concurrently with one he is now serving in the penitentiary. He was brought here especially for the new sentence.. William Hindis, who was arrested last week at Ledyard by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst on a charge of larceny filed in Denver, was released to the custpdy of officers from Denver, &nd left with them Tuesday, ..T Clarence _ D. Meyer, T^torfka, charged with obtaining money under false pretenses, entered a plea of not guilty'to.the;charge, and his case might come up for trial. He is still in custody. Earlier it was thought he would enter a plea of guilty, but things did not work out that way. Algona Stores Offer 57 More Turkeys, Dec. 12 Another big turkey drawing is on tap for Algona shoppArs next Monday night, Dec. 12. „ A total of 57 turkeys were'n away Dec. 5 to lucky winners' who registered in business places that are cooperating in the venture. As in the previous drawing, anyone may register in the stores during the day ana until 9 p.m. that night. The drawing will be held after 9 p.m., and 57 more lucky winners ,will have the meat course of their Christmas dinner all furnished for them. Honor 4 Scouts, Eagle Rank Four Algona Boy Scouts were honored Wednesday evening with promotion to the highest rank in scouting—that of Eagle Scout— at a spe9ial ceremony at the high school auditorium here. The four are Gary Cook, son of Mr and Mrs Gene Oook, Larry Wicks, son of Mr and Mrs Orville Wicks, Robert Hardy, son. of Mr and Mrs Wes Hardy, and Glen (Butch) Strayer, son of Mr and Mrs Glen Strayerl Dick Strayer, commissioner for the Lone Rock 'scout district, was the only adult to receive the award. Approximately 25Q persons witnessed the ceremony, in which Hon. Wm. P. Butler, district judge from Mason City presented the 1 awards. Mothers of the poys pinned the Eagle Scout badge OB their sons, following the Court of Honor, 3 reception was given by the Methodist Men's Boy, 11, Injured Irj Sliding Crash Bancroft -r- Yoylan (Rusty) Reinsbach, 11 year-pjd son of Mr and Mrs Ralph Reinsbach, was taken to St. Ann hospital last Thursday evening after suffering an injury while coasting at the school grounds. His sled was struck by other sleds from behind, throwing him from his own sled,* and in some manner he was struck by other sleds on the head- He was unconscious when taken to the hospital. 2 Inches Snow, Rain Fall Here Two inches of snow and almost a'fifth of an inch of rain, plus a few real cold days, marked the weather picture during the last six days, according to Weatherman' Stu Albright. The snow, fell Saturday, followed by rain the next two days. Low for the week was a zero reading early Monday morning. Pate Dec. 1 Dec. 2 Hi .30 35 Dec. 3 :...33 Dec. 4 35 Dec. 5 17 Dec. 6 32 Breaks flip Fof 3rd Time Bancroft—Word has been received by friends here that Mrs Christian Hanson fell recently at the home of her daughter Mildred in Denver, Colo, and fractured her hip. This makes the third time she has fractured her hip in the last few.years. She left here about 18 months ago to make her home in, Denver. 'Adopt Family For Xmas'List Down To 15 With the final goal for 37 in sight, 15 families remain available for adoption during the fifth annual UDM "adopt a family" campaign. Through Wednesday, 22 families had been selected and. ado'pted by various individuals', groups and organizations who are set to'insure a merry Christmas for some not so fortunate. ' It is still "possible, for everyone interested in doing so, to adopt one of the families on the list and furnish the items, such as food, clothing, toys, etc., that are necessary at Christmas time. Every one of''the-.families on the list, which is compiled by Antoinette. Bonnstetter, school nurse, and Mrs Marvel Immerfall, county welfare officer, is a deserving one. In most cases, the father or mother is working, but can't possibly earn enough to purchase everything .needed for a perfect Christmas. As in the past, it is not necessary to adopt a family alone. If you or your organization have food, clothing or money which you wish to donate, arrangements can be made by calling the UDM, phone 1100; for complete information. These items will be Used to provide for any of the families not officially adopted just before Christmas. Names of the "families will not be given'to the adopting group or individual-, until shortly before delivery is' made. ^'Delivery of all items will be' *made by the 'adopters,;the",.UDM,. bounty supervisors or'welfare office. , ., ; Following is the complete list, including the 15 who have not been adopted—pick one out .and call 1100 today. Family No. 1—Adopted by Algona C. D. of A. i Family No. 2—Adopted by Congregational Women's Fellowship. Family No. 3 — Adopted' by Royal Neighbors. Family No. 4 — Adopted by Methodist W.S.C.S. Family No. 5—Father and mother, .four boys and four girls, from 19 to two years of age. .Family No. 6—Adopted by St. Thomas Episcopal Guild. Family No. 7—Adopted by Degree of Honor.' Family No.. 8—Father, mother, three boys and four girls, ages 14 to pne year old, including one boy in poor health. - Family No, 9—Mother and four children, two boys and two girls, from 18 to. ten years old. Family Vio. 10—Adopted by St. Joe C. D. of A. Family No. 11 — Adopted by Methodist W.S.C.S. to 14 years old. Family No. 12—Mother, father and five girls, from three to ten years old. Family No. 13—Adopted by Algona Lions Qlub. Family No. 14 — Adopted by Methodist W.S.C.S. Family No. 15 — Adopted by anonymous person. Family No. 16—Adopted by Algona Lions Club. Family No. 17 — Adopted by Soroptimist Club. Family No. 18—Father and mother and girl, 15. Family No. 19—Mother, father and little boy, 2. Family No. 20 — Adopted by anonymous. Family No. 21—Father, mother, two boys and four girls, from one to 12 years old. Family No. 22 — Adopted by Trinity Lutheran Church. Family No. 23 — Adopted by Algona high school students. Family No. 24—Father, boy 15, and three girls, seven to 16 years old. Family No. 25 — Adopted by rs John Deim. Family No. 26—Adopted by Al- :ona Lions Club. Family No. 27—Mother, 3 boys and two girls, from four to nine years old. Family No. 28 — Adopted by First Lutheran Church. Family No. 29—Elderly couple in need of help. Family No. 30 — Adopted by Mrs A. L. Benschoter and Mrs Leslie Huff. Family No. 31—Young couple with two boys, two and 3Vi years old, in need of food, bedding and ctothing. family No. 32 — Adopted by anonymous person. • Family No. 33—rMan and wife. He is ill and they live on small monthly income. Family No. 34 — Husband and wife with boy, 6, and three, girls, Fall Fatal For Algona Man, 70 Charles Adams, 70-year old Algona man, died at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday in University Hospital at Iowa Cilyi Mr Adams was flown to Iowa City several weeks ago, following a fall in front of his home. He suffered a broken neck and later contracted pneumonia. Complications! caused by the two caused his death. He is survived by three 'daughters, Lavonne (M_rs Dwight Sabin), Des Moines; Melba and Elaine ahd a son, E. W. Adams, Algona. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time. 102 Enrolled For Farmers' Night School The opening session of the annual farmer's evening school, at the high school annex attracted 102 persons Monday night for a discussion of prospects for farm income in 1956. The second session Monday evening will be one of the most important of the year. The subject is "Social Security for the Farmer" and is one which all should get the low-down on. There will be a panel forum, consisting of Leo Cassel and Russell Buchanan, local lawyers, and Bill Zimmerman, insurance man.,They wilLattempt to supply air the answers/for all questions asked during the night.. 1 Persons who enrolled at the first meeting • were Al Agena, Chester Albright, Ed Arend, Walter Barr, Hugh Black, Floyd Bode, Wayne Bollinger, Herman Bosworth, Oliver Carlson, Arnold Danielson, John Dreesman, Jerome Eisenbarth, Pete Erpelding, Francis Fries. Curtis Gardner, Ronald, Stanley Gardner, Lloyd Gerber, Gerald Haas, Harlan Haas, James Haas, Walt Hall, Otto Harlan, Howard Hoenk, Mrs Katherine Hoenk, Orville Holdren, Harold Hunt, -Paul Hum, Carl Hutchins, George Kunkel, Cecil Long, Robert Loss, Richard Mawdsley, Roscoe Mawdsley, William McKim, EdjMino. Verl Patterson, Kenneth Percival, Orval Peterson, Carrol Potter, Lyle Raney, Louis Reilly, Kenneth Roethler, E. A. Schemel, George Scuff ham, Kent Seely, Martin Seiler, Alden Shaw, August Slagle, Bill Sparks, Herman Thilges and Russel Walker, all of Algona. Nick Arndorfer and A. J. Grandgenett, St. Benedict; Roman Arend and Albert Johnson, Corwith; Harold Becker, E. J. Cherland, A. A. Hildman, Edgar Keith, Mrs Edith Lagerstrom, T. E. Lagerstrom, Duane Mawdsley, J. C. Mawdsley, Ray McWhorter, Art Person, Fred Tigges, Kenneth Trenary and John Wilson, Burt. Ronald Bernau, West Bend; Cecil Bjustrom, Charles Bjustrom William Decker and Sam Mogler, Whittemore; Robert Bormann, Arthur Kohlhaas, Howard Schoby and Lyle Steele, Bode, A. B. Cherland, O. T. Gherland, R. H. Collins, Edward Hackbarth, E. E. Hanna, Roger Jensen, Ra^ Laabs, Fred Plumb, and Gerald Radig, Lone Rock. • Richard Countryman and Leo Crawford, Lakota; George Detmering, Gordon Giddings, Mrs Fidelia Kiilsholm, Karl Kiils- holrn, Charles Nygaard, Luther Nygaard, Joseph Skow and Jurgen Skow, Wesley; Glenn Gabrielson, Sexton; Ervin Mejer, Howard Miller and John Weber, Irvington; and Thees Schnakenberg, LuVerne. Anyone interesting in enrolling for the remaining sessions may do so at any time during the duration of the classes. The Algona chamber of commerce serves lunch to the group following each meeting. Following completion of the 10 class periods,' a banquet will be held at the annex. four, two and two months of age. Need food, clothing, Father out of work. Family No. 35— Man, wife and six children. Need food mostly. Family NP. 36 — Adopted by AJgona nigh school students. F»mUy No. 37—Man and wife and eight children, from tiny baby to 11 years of age. Need baby food and clothing especially. 49 Districts Show Drop, 42 Show Some Increase Tax levies for 1955, payable in 1956, were announced this week at the office of Marc Moore, county auditor. In 49 of the 91 separate taxing districts in Kossuth county, the millage levy showed decreases ranging from fractions of a mill to four or five or more mills. In 42 of the taxing districts, including Algona and adjacent area, the tax levy shows an increase for 1955, payable next year. Algona, and the Algona area adjacent which is in the Algona Community School district, showed a rise of approximately two mills. In the Algona Incorporated tax district which inpludes the City of Algona the school district portion of the millage levy increased from 29.21 mills in 1954 to 32.75 mills in 1955. The general county levy dropped from 7.96 mills in 1954 to 6.89 mills in 1955. The City of Algona levy, surprisingly enough, dropped from 28.70 mills in 1954 to 28.05 mills in 1955. The general county levy is the same in all taxing districts. Algona Incorporated has the highest millage levy in the county, and Ramsey Rural Independent has the Idwest. In most of the taxing districts, the changes in millage are due to shifts in the levy for school taxes, either up or down. A comparison of the 1954 tax levy which was paid this year, and the 1955 levy which will be paid in 1956 in Kossuth county follows: 1954 . 1955 Algona Incorp. ______ 65.96 67.93 Algona Inc. Lands -.37.17 40.37 Bancroft Ineorp. ____ 49.36 45.39 Burt Incorp. _.., ____ 46.31 46.00 Burt Inc. Lands _____ 31.30 31.55 Fenton Incorp. .....46.15 42.42 Fenton Inc. Lands ..28.70 27.69 Lakota Incorp. _____ 47.85 45.16 Lakota Inc. Lands J..33.87 32.27 Ledyard Incorp.- . ___ 44.73 > 48.24 Ledyard Inc. Lands.-29.20 29.98 Lone Rock Inc. _____ 39.50 38.46 LuVerne Incorp. ____ 63.95 61.09 LuVerne Inc. Lands_.29.90 31.95 Swea City Inc. • ______ 62.39 67.06 Swea-C Inc. Lands __32.48 36;77 Titonka Inc. — ...... 46.33 42.45 Wesley Incorp. .......51.05 55.14 Wesley Inc. Lands ..38.34 39.10 Whittemore Inc. _. r .69.07 64.55 Whitt. Inc. Lands —46.52 38.18 W-Bend Incorp _____ 62.22 65.34 Algona Ind Cresco ..48.79 50.24 Algona Ind. Irv. ____ 48.80 50.12 Algona Ind. Lotts Creek i...— _____ 48.63 .50.09 Algona Ind. Plum 'Creek ____________ 48.63 '50.22 Algona Ind. Prairie- .48:63 pO.09 Algona Ind. Riverdale _..'. ____ 48.74 50.19 Algona Ind. Sherman-., i.^___-_- .. '50,26 Algona Ind: Union" rr40:26" 50.64 Algona Ind. Wesley._48.82 50.33 Algona Ind. Whittemore __: 48.76 50,22. Armstrong, Ind. Eagle -.-•--— 42.08 45.43 Armstrong Ind. 45.59 30.74 30.64 Swea _ „.__42.13 Bancroft Ind Greenwood _'__ 34.90 Bancroft Ind. Ramsey: • '..35.23 B-Center Ind, German 40.98 42.87" B-Center Ind. Hebron 40.65 42.94 B-Center Ind. ' Lincoln ....40.53- 42.92 Burl'Ind. Burt 42.51 41.52 Burt Ind. Greenwood :—.42.62 41.59 Burt .Ind. Plum Creek 42.26 41.10 Burt Ind. Portland 42.54 41.57 Burt Ind. Union 42.89 41,83 Corwith Ind. LuVerne 40.37 41.74 Corwith Ind. Prairie 40.15 41.52 Garfield No. 6 ., 27.71 27.24 Grant Consol. 44.79 41.95 Greenwood Twp. 30.84 23.08 Lakota Ind. German 45.33 41.99 Lakota Ind. Hebron - 45.00 42.05 Lakota Ind. Ledyard 44.90 42.08 Lakota Ind. Lincoln 44.88 42.04 Lakota Ind. Ramsey.-45.52 42.21 Ledyard Ind. Harrison 40.16 39.69 Ledyard Ind. Ledyard .40.23 39.79 Ledyard Ind. Springfield 40.16 39.69 Lotts Creek twp. 36.97 33.25 LuVerne Ind. Irvington 41.03 41.60 LuVerne Ind. LuVerne 41.08 41.79 LuVerne Ind. Prairie , 40.86 41.57 LuVerne Ind. Sherman —.41.01 41.74 Ottosen Ind. Garfield 53.54 49.65 Prairie twp. 34.71 26.84 Rake Ind. Hebron ...45.01 51.59 Ramsey Rural Ind ...25.62 18.28 Ringsted Ind. Seneca 46.38 46.80 Riveidale twp. 24.84 22.45 Sentral Ind. Burt .-37.91 37.66 Sentral Ind. Fenton .37.71 37.87 Sentral Ind. Greenwood 38.02 37.73 Sentral Ind, Lotts Cre.ek 37.66 Sentral Ihd, Seneca',— 37,68 Sentral Indr,' Swea ——_ 37.71 Sentral Ind, . Union —.— -38.29 Sherman Rural ' \ Ind. — 20.70 Swea City. Ind. .Eagle 43.44 Swea City Ind. Harrison 43.44 Swea City Ind. Swea 43.49 Swea City Ind. Seneca 43.46 Titonka Ind. Buffalo — 41,17 Titonka Ind. German 41.30 Titonka Ind. Plum Creek 40.80 Titonka Ind. Portland—; 41.08 Titonka Ind. Ramsey .__—4L49 Titonka Ind. Wesley 40.99 Wesley Twp. Ind, —32.95 Wesley Ind. Wesley..49.49 West Bend Ind. Garfield -_43.31 Whittemore ..... .57.61 Whittemore twp. ____ 27.77 37.41 37.41 37.60 37.97 22.53 46.56 4C.48 46.73 46.48 38,78 38.53 38.60 38.82 38:75 38.77 32.66 49.05 J4.07 48.03 28.92 Wm. Schmiel, 41! Years Teacher, Buried Dec. 2 William Schmiel, for 48 years a teacher at the Lotts Creek school, was buried Dec. 2 at Watertown, Wis. where he had been making his home since 1950. Mr Schmiel during his many years of tutorship at Lotts Creek became a 'friend to hundreds of students and their parents and word of his passing' brought more than casual grief to all who knew him. At the age of eight, Mr Schmiel came to the United States from West Prussia, and his parents settled at Cleveland, Ohio. He entered Concordia Teachers college at Addison, 111. in 1890, graduated in 1895, and became parochial teacher at Immanuel Lutheran school at Lotts Creek. He retired in 1943, and made his home until 1050 at Freistatlt, Wis. He remained in good health and active until Nov. 2G, when a fall resulted in his death on Nov. 30. He is survived by his widow, Eugenia, and five children; Gornard of Watertown, Paul of Cleveland, Ohio, Edgar of Neenah, Wis., Ruth (Mrs Gage D. Brereton) of Watertown, and Esther (Mrs L. F. Engen) of Spirit Lake, Idaho. Four brothers and a sister, all of Cleveland, Ohio, survive.. FuneVal services were held at St. John's Lutheran church at Watertown, Wis.. Dec. 2, Rev. E. F.. Quandt officiating, and burial was in the Lutheran cemetery. A number from the Lotts Creek-Whittemore area attended the services. Portland Farm Sold E. L. Dickmeyer, who has farmed his quarter section in Portland township since 1939, has sold the quarter to Ewald Brims of Titonka. Dickmeyer is building a new home in Burt, Winner of 17 ?*«!« 6 Nation*! Aw«rds, 1950-1355 Including Qener»l Excellence, low* Pm« Asi'n. 195$

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