The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 1, 1956 · Page 24
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 24

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 1, 1956
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County's Fire Loss In 1955 Was $192,067 A total of 50 fires in Kossuth county during 1955 were listed in the forty-fifth annual state fire marshal's report, which was issued last week. The report, from the office of Ed .1. Herron, fire marshal, shows 36 fire calls in rural Kossuth and J4 in towns. Kot included are fires which failed to cause more than $10 damage, such' as minor grass fires, etc. Total monetary loss was $107,557 on farms arid $84,510 in towns during the year. Tlje $192,067 total,was only a drop in the bucket when compared to the $12,301,565 loss in the state, and l^ossuth's total loss was only 13 percent as great aS suffered in the city of Des Moines—$1,604,063.' Biggest single loss in the county during the year \was in January when Hood's super Valu and Finn's Bakery were y destroyed, accounting for $63,500, or a third of the total for the year. Electricity, faulty . heating equipment and carelessness were the three major causes of fires in 1955, and January, February, July and December are the rrjonths when most fires occurred. Total loSs by fire increased irt the state during the year,' following the national trend. Increased valuation of property ac- cdunted for most of the additional loss. Gov. Leo Hoegh has named the week of Oct. 9 as .fire prevention week this year. WANT ADS BRING RESULTS WHITE OPERAS Favorites With The Graduation and the Prom Crowd. Doll Dainty Whites to Compliment Your Formats and Party Dress. Choose from Medium or High Heels -AA- SHOE STORE J. C. Nordstrom •' ,' ;*! Funeral Apr. 21 Portland, Ore. John 'C. Nordstrpm,. 78, a former resident of this area for 35 years, died Tuesday, April 24, in a Portland, Oregon, hospital after a brief illness. Mr Nordstrom was born in Sweden, ybec. 12, 1677, At the age of five he came to Iowa with his parents, and a younger brother and sister who died in early childhbpd. The family moved on to Nebraska, where he received most of his education, graduating from - the electrical engineering cburse in Grand Island College. In 1903 he was united in marriage to Ann Isaacson. On Dec. 25. 1953, they celebrated their golden wedding. Twelve of the 33 children born to the couple survive, as well as Mrs Nordstrom. They are Clarence, Arthur, Howard, Helmer, Paul and Lillic Nordstrom., Mrs L. J. (Edith) Hanley, Mrs Wm. (Evelyn) Barnes, and Mrs Eugene (Maxine) Gutzler, : all of Portland, Oregon: .Mrs Gilbert (Agnes) Johnson of Madison College, Term.; Mrs Perry , (Marie) • Lowman, and Mrs Edna "Teeter of A^gona. There are also 41 grandchildren arid -10 great.-sti'andchildren All of the . children attended the funeral, which was the firsi time in the family's history that they had all be^n together. For 25 years Mr Nordstrom was a drainage contractor in this are«» of Iowa, and Southern Minnesota. In 1940 Mr and Mrs Nordstrom moved to Portland. Funeral services were held there Friday. April 27, with burial in Rose City cemetery in Portland. Pallbearers were six grandsons, Norman, Robert, Larry, and Jerry Hanley, and Harlcy and Robert Jacobs. Mr Nordstrom was a lover of books, especially history and literature, was a diligent collector of stamps, and enjoyed horticulture as a hobby. STWCTLV-BUSINESS Whittemor* Nlpj Unbeaten Seneca Seneca — After five victories, the Seneca Indians baseball team dropped its'firsl game last'Thurs- day, bowing to Whitternorej 5 trt 3. Three errors proved costly, as Whittetnore tallied five runs on five hits at the Seneca diamond. Looa was the losing hurler with Hurlburt catching. Smith and Schmeling shared mound duties for Whittemore, with Bell catching. Monday of last week, Seneca won its fifth season's game, 9 to 8. beating Grant. Seneca led, 9 to 1, until the sixth frame when Grant collected four hits. Looft and Crouch hurled for Seneca, and Shan- and Huskamp were Grant pitchers. Hurlburt caught for Seneca, and Tokheim for Grant. Tuesday, May 1, 1956 Mflona (la.) Uppar D«« Mdtfttt^l Marble Tourney Here Saturday reaction yet from that controversial article we published?" cants, will be filled out. at the f The local bicycle safety pro- schools before the license is is-1 gram is one step being taken by tHi.nrJ ' . •' thf-» filv rlnrincr TVIav whipVl ha<? sued. the city during May, which has To Wed May 3 Swea City —-Mrs Charles McAdams reveals her granddaughter,_ Lillian, will be married May 3 al Des Moines, to Julian Lovlyn of Des Moines. Mr and Mrs McAdams had Lillian and her brother Kenneth in their home for several months, following the death of their mother. Lillian is the daughter of Alden McAdams, now Algona. Will Rogers was the Cherokee Kid of Wirth's Circus in 1904. No snudges, no rounders and knuckles-down will bo heard with regularity during the Algona city marble tournament at the Athletic Park On East Stale street Saturday, May 5. Shooting will begin at 2 p.m. Medals will be awarded to boys taking first, second and third place in the meet by the local V.F,W. post. The winner and runner-up will go to Bobnc the following day, Sunday. Msiy 6, to represent Algona in the: sixth district tournament. All district winners then advance to the state finals to be held at Des Moines, and the state champ will compete for the national tith: later at Tallahasee, Fla. Curtis Muth is chairman of the local event which is opon to all boys who had not reached their fifteenth birthday- April 15 of this year. ' The mo/dern revival of the Olympic Games look plfice itt Athens, Greece in 1$96. , ' Offer Scholarship The Kossuth Council for Retarded Children will offer a scholarship to cover registration fee for a summer course totaling six credit' hours at Woodward State hospital, or the University of Iowa at Iowa City. Teachers interested should get in touch with Mrs Pearl Moore, 312 N. Wooster. . \ vyW// GRADUATION GIVE A RUGGED ROYAL POUTABLI Th» typewriter of o liftf!m» — far a Patent*! invest in your Children's future today. Help them get higher mtrk* with this most wanted Portable Typewriter. Featuring "Magic . . . _, , Margin, Office Typewriter keyboard. Flu* new Rugged Fibcrglu Case. HURRY I HURRY I 3»9 It at ^ Upper Des Moines PUBLISHING CO. Phone 1100 Algona "Music' no. T. M. Ra'«l Typewriter Co., IH. PICTURING MRS. ROBT. DIEKMANN Winner of A Beautiful New 1956 Gas Range At The Algona Home Show From Ihs many hundreds of registrations made ai our Horr.s Show boolh, Mrs. Diekmann's card was drawn as the winner. She has been presented with the sparkling new Universal Gas Range shown above. Congratulations ! NORTH CENTRAL PUBLIC SERVICE CO, "Your Gas Company" License Plates For All Bikes Every bicycle in Algona will be wearing a new license plate sometime before the end of this month, and this Saturday, May 5, will serve as the kick-off for the campaign. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day any bicycle owner in town may ride to the city hall and purchase a two-year license good for two years for 50 cents, and at the same time get Scotchlitc applied to their vehicles by the Algona JayCees. * Each owner must have a valid license on his bike by the end of May. according to Police Hi'^f Al Boekelman and Mayor C. C. Shierk. A full description of each bicycle will be recorded by the authorities, a step which should aid i.n finding lost ' or stolen vehicles in the furUire, Each owner will also receive a copy of the new bicycle ordinance, which governs operation in the cily. Frank Ulish, field director ol the state department of safety education, will be here Thursday and Friday to lecture and show pictures at all parochial and public grade schools, grades J through 6, in the hopes of better acquainting some of the youngsters in the use of bicycles. Questionnaires, which must bo answered by all license appli- WIPE OUT RATS! WHEN YOU USI FAMOU) CONCENTRATE WORLD'S GREATEST FIELD TESTS PROVE LX3-2-1 • i, Mas* EFFECTIVE Bait Evtr Dtvtloptd SAFEST Warfarin Product Ever DtVfloj)*4 GUARANTEED Tp DESTROY YOUR RATS AND MIC! 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