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By Ross Waller The dealh of William Schmiel as reported elsewhere in today's paper will bring back many memories for Kossuth residents of the Lotts Creek area. For many years Mr Schmiel taught the Lotts Creek Lutheran school, and his older former pupils today arc parents and perhaps even grandparents. As a young man, fresh from teacher-training, he went to Lotts Creek and remained there all of his teaching lifetime • • • Until just recently political experts were saying th'at the farm vote "didn't mean anything any more" because farm "population has declined, and the important thing is the city vote ... developments the past few weeks seem to indicate that the political experts are thinking it over for a second lime 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 thnt 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 decljne trend, and that any change in the trend would have to come through political action rathe! than from economic developments. * • * Someone, incidentally, pointed out that since the end of World War II through last summer a (otal of 56.2 billion dollars had been made in grants and loans to 80 nations around the world, and 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 economy if we can spend that much to do the same thing in 80 other countries. / *••»..• Santa Claui te«ms to be a very busy fellow, and commenting on the speed with which Christmas seasons seem to roll around one hical man observed that they seem to get sooner each year. He added he thought he knew why—"the older you get the faster 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 majority. It seems to us that no Individual or group was responsible for the passage of the measure. THE K!DS WON THE BOND ISSUE. 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 and notations therein for an addition to the Lucia Wallace, a new structure adjacent to the present Byrant, and a new school on the East Side, one thing is striking. All of the new classrooms are label-' ed 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 issue 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 for first, second, third and fourth grades, after new construction is completed. * * * 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 unexoected population increase locally. * * » Famous Last Line — The true te*ch»r teaches students HOW to think, not WHAT to think. tipper State Historical Sooiety Iowa OityJ la. ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1. 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1955 5 SECTIONS - 34 PAGES VOL. 92 - NO. 49 Announce County Tax Levy For'55 Kossuth Extension Council Is Elected 28 Chosen By Ballot To Aid County Office Twenty-eight members of the Kossuth County ngrirultural extension council were selected last Thursday during township elections. The group will handle operation of the extension education program in the county after Jan. 1, 1956. The newly-elected council will select its officers from among the council members during the first week in January. Duties of the council include supervision of the county extension .cervice 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: Fenlon—Mrs Owen Berhow; German—John S. Rippentrop; Greenwood—Erwin Heldorfer; Hebron —Hugo Melz; Ledyard — A'bert Looft: Lotts Creek — Albert H. Meyer; Plum Crerk — Claude Seely; Riverdale—Bernard Thil- gt's:_ Sherman—Narry Nuff/iger; Swe'a—R. E. Peterson; and Wesley—Fred Asa. Council members with two year terms, expning Dec. 31, 195", are: Burl—Herman Kramer; Eagle—Richard O'Green: Garfield — Ervin J. Banwart; Grant — Eugene M. Tokheim; Harrison—Mrs Dean Swanson; Irvington—Edward Arend; Lincoln—Willie Murra: LuVcrne — Donald F. Fett; Portland—M. J. Trunkhill: Ramsey—Ray Cache: Seneca-t-Paul Bernhard; Springfield—Maurice Kiel; Unien—C. W. Schlichting;' and Whittemore —William Thul. A council member was also elected in Prairie township, but his name was not announced. He will fill a one-year term. Algona, Titonka Voters Approve School Bonds By a margin of 71*!^ voters in the Algona Community School district apnroved a $544.000 bond issue at the polls Monday. The bonds will finance construction of new units at the Lucia Wallace and 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. 5175,000 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 majority of 65.4 percent. The previous issues rejected were fur $200,000 and $250,000. BURT 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 nut to issue $250,000 in bonds for school expansion. Face Charqe Of Bancroft Theft Louis B. Watkins. who 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 Ralph 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 fujr- nished. Watkins is in the county jail. He waived the preliminary hearing. Head Newcomers' Club 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 Lavigne, secretary; Doris Thompson, vice president; Darlene Claude, president: M'ary 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 third Thursday of each month. The retiring officers. Mrs Arlo Murken, president; Mrs Russ Buchanan, vice president; Mrs John Roberts, secretary: and Mrs Robert Gushing, treasurer, installed the new officers and received gifts in appreciation for'their year in office. The ladies then had lunch and played bridge, 500 and canasta. The Newcomers' Club will have a dinner-dance Dec. 14 at the Moose Hall at 6:30 p.m. (Upper Des«Moines newsfoto) Expect $40,504 Suit For Damages To Jury Today Seven witnesses have been heard by the jury hearing the damage suit for $40,504.50 brought by Mrs Sherry Kuch- enreuther against George Eden as the result of the death of the plaintiff's husband in an auto accident, Jan. 8, 1955. The trial continues today before Judge Harry Narey in Kos- ?uth district court, and is expected to go to tne jury sometime this afternoon or tomorrow. Kuchenreuther was killed the night of Jan. 8 following an accident in which the car in which he was riding left the road, and he was thrown onto the highway. While lying there, he \yas struck by the Eden machine which came along following the first mishap. He was 21 years old. Sitting on the jury panel are Gladine Miller, Carl Geisking Gerald Rochleau, P. A. Holcomb, Violet Glaser, Earl Kauffman, Lewis Heerdt, J. C. Evans, Mabel Hantelman, Anna Isebrand, Martin Meyer tand John W. Thompson. Witnesses who have, or will appear are Joe Bernecker, Hinckley, Minn., Eugene Zaudtke. Forest Lake. Minn., Maynard 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 Madi-son penitentiary on y 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 Mindis, who was arrested last week at Ledyard by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst on a charge of larceny filed in Denver, was released to the custody of officers from Denver, and left with them Tuesday. Clarence D. Meyer, Titonka, 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 shoppers next Monday night, Dec. 12. A total of 57 turkeys were given 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 special ceremony at the high school auditorium here. The four are Gary Cook, son of Mr and Mrs Gene Cook, Larry Wicks, son of Mr and Mrs Orville Wicks, Robert Hardy, son o'f Mr and Mrs Wes Hardy, and Glen (Butch) Strayer, son of Mr and Mrs Glen Strayer. Dick Strayer, commissioner for the Lone Rock scout district, was the only adult to receive the award. Approximately 250 persons witnessed the ceremony, in which Hon. Wm. • P. Butler, district judge from Mason City presented the awards. Mothers of the bays pinned the Eagle Scout badge on their sons. Following the Court of Honor, a reception was given by the Methodist Men's Brotherhood. Boy, 11, Injured In Sliding Crash Bancroft — Voylan (Rusty) Reinsbach, 11 year-old son of Mi 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, ^nark- ed the weather picture durinu the last six days, according ti> 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. Date Dec. 1 Dec. 2 Dec. 3 Dec. 4 Dec. 5 Dec. 6 ......... ...32 Hi 30 35 33 35 17 Breaks Hip For 3rd Time Bancroft—-Word' has been received by friends here that Mrs Christian Hanson fell recently at the home of hex daughter Mildred in Denver, Golo. and fractured her hip. This makes th* 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 ih sight, 15 families remain available for adoption during the fifth annual UDM "adopt a family" campaign. Through Wecl- nesdav, 22 families had been selected and adopted 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 Irnmer- fall. county welfare officer, is a deserving one. In most cases, the father or mother is working, but can't 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 organisation have food, clothing or money which you wish Ho 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 oictie by.the adopters, the UDM, county 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. 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 one 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 No. 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 Club. 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 — Adppted 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 Mrs John Deim. Family No, 26—Adopted by Algona 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 3'j years old, in need of food,-bedding and clothing. Family No. 32 — Adopted by anonymous person. Family No. 33-^Man and wife. He is ill and they live on small monthly income. Family NP. 34 — Husband and wif« with boy, 6, and three girls, Fall Fatal For Algona Man, 70 Charles Adams, 70-year old Algona man, died al 1:40 p.m. Wednesday in University Hospital at Iowa City. 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 (Mrs Dwight Sabin), Des Moines; Melba and Elaine and a son, E. W. Adams, Algona. Funerail 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 mos't 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 will attempt to supply all the answers for all questions asked during the night. Persons who enrolled at the first meeting were Al Agena, Chester Albright. Ed Arend, Walter Ban-, Hugh Black. Floyd Bode, Wayne Bollinger, Herman Bosworth, Oliver Carlson, Arnold Danielson, John Dreesman, Jerome Eiscnbarth, 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. Ed Mino. Verl Patterson, Kenneth Percival, Orval Peterson, Carrol Potter, Lyle Raney, Louis Reilly, Kenneth Roethler, E. A. Schemel, George Scuffham, Kent Seely, Martin Seiler. Alden Shaw, August Slagle, Bill Sparks, Herman Thilges and Ru.-^el 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. Cherland, R. H. Collins, Edward Hackbarth, E. E. Hanna, Roger Jensen. Ray Laabs, Fred Plumb, and Gerald Radig, Lone Rock. Richard Countryman and Leo Crawford, Lakota; George Detmering, Gordon Giddings, Mrs Fidelia Kiilsholm, Karl Kiilsholm, Charles Nygaard, Luther Nygaard, Joseph Skow and Jurgen Skow, Wesley; Glenn Gabrielson, Sexton; Ervin Meier, 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 No. 36 — Adopted by Algona hilgh school students. Family $!o. 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 io 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 .war. Algona, and the Algona area adjacent which is in the Alguna Community School district, showed a rise of approximately two mills. In t'he Algona Incorporated tax district which includes tin- City of Algona the school district portion of the millag;; 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 1D55. The City of Algona levy, surprisingly enough, dropped from 2!i.7!l mills in 1954 to 2H.05 mills in 1955. The general county levy is the same in all taxing district:-:. Algona Incorporated has" the highest millage levy in the county, and Ramsey Rural Independent has the lowest. In most of the taxing districts, the changes in millagp are diu; 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 Incorp. 49.36 45.39 Burl Incorp. 46.31 46.00 Burt Inc. Lands 31.30 31.55 Fenton Incorp. 46.15 42.42 Fenton Inc. Lands .,26.70 27.69 Lakota Incorp. 47.85 45.16 Lakota Inc. Lands ...33.87 32.27 Ledyard Incorp. 44.73 48.24 Ledyard Inc. Lands..29.20 29.98 Lone Rock Inc. 39.50 38.46 LuVeine Incorp. 63.95 61.09 LuVerne Inc. Lands..29.90 31.95 Swea City Inc. 62.39 67.00 Swea-C Inc.- Lands ..32.48 36.77 Titonka Inc. .._40.33 42.45 Wesley Incorp. 51.05 55.14 Wesley Inc. Lands _.38.34 39.10 Whittemore Inc. 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 48.63 50.09 Algona Ind. Plum Creek 48.63 50.22 Algona Ind. Prairie..48.63 50.09 Algona Ind. Riverdale ..48.74 50.19 Algona Ind. Sherman 48.78- 50.26 Algbha Ind. Union ..49.26 50.64 Algona Ind. Wesley..48.82 50.33 Algona Ind. Whittemore 48.70 50.22 Armstrong, Ind. Eagle 42.08 45.43 Armstrong Ind. Swea 42.13 45.59 Bancroft Ind Greenwood 34.90 30.74 Bancroft Ind. Ramsey 35.23 30.64 B-Center Ind. German 40.98 42.87 B-Center Ind. Hebron 40.65 42.94 B-Center Ind. Lincoln 40.53 42.92 Burt 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 4108 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 18.23 Ringsted Ind. Seneca _-46.38 46.80 Riverdale 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 Creek ______ 37.6(5 37.41 Sentral Ind. Seneca ..... _______ H7.G8 37.41 Sentral Ind. Swea _______________ 37.71 37.00 Sentral Ind. Union ____________ 38.29 37.97 Sherman Rural Ind. ________ ....... 20.70 22.53 Swea City Ind. Eagle "_• ____________ 43.44 40.50- Swea City Ind. Harrison __________ 43.44 4G.43 Swea City Ind. Swea " ____________ 43.49 46.73 Swea City Ind. Seneca ___________ 43.40 40.48 Titonka Ind. Buffalo ___________ 41.17 38.70 Titonka Ind. German . ..... ____ 41.30 33.53 Titonka Ind. Plum Creek ______ 40.80 38.00 Titonka Ind. Portland __________ 41.08 3!!.li2 Titonka Ind. Ramsey __________ 41.49 38.75 Titonka Ind. Wesley ___________ 40.99 38.77 Wesley Twp. Ind. ... 32.95 32.C.O Wesley Ind. Wesley.. 49.49 49.05 West Bend Ind. Gal-field _________ 43.31 44.07 Whittemore Ind. Whittemore ______ 57.01 48.03 Whittemore twp. ____ 27.77 28.92 Wm.chmel, 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. Ohiit. He entered Concordia Teachers college at Adclison, III. 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 1950 at FreisUult. Wis. He remained in good health and active until Nov. 26, when a fall resulted in his death on Nov. 30. He is survived by his widow, Eugenia, and five children: Gerhard of Watertown. Paul of Cleveland, Ohio, Edgar ..f Neenah, Wis., Ruth (Mrs Ga^ D. Brereton) of Waterto-, Esther (Mrs L. F. Engeni Lake, Idaho. Four brothers and a • of Cleveland, Ohio, also Funeral services were St. John's Lutheran Watertown, Wis., Dec •n. and .>!' Spirit .s!.-r, all survive, held at c'ruireh -it 2. Rev E. F. Quandt officiating, and burial was in the Lutheran cemetery. A number from the L. itt-: Creek-Whittemore area attended the services. Portland Farm Sold E. L. Dickmeyer, who has farmed his quarter section in Portland township since 1939, lias sold the quarter to Ewald Brun-8 of Titonka. Dickmeyer is building a new home in Burt, Winow of 17 S**ie * Natipn«l Awtid*. 1950-1955 Including General Excellence, low* Pi«u AM'U, 1955

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