The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 1, 1956 · Page 25
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6-Algono (to.) Uppftf Pe< Mdines Tuesday, May 1, 19S6 Of Polio After 2% Yr. Fight Funeral services .tor Margaret .1. Oxley, 20. Convith, were held there in St. Mary's Catholic Church ni 0 a.m. Monday, April :?0. Fr. Thomas O'TooJe officiated at Hie rites and burial was in SI. Mary's Cemetery. Garry Funora] Homo, Bancroft, was in c'harve of nrriingements. Miss Oxley died Thursday night at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Dodge, following a 2 ^ -year fight with bulbar polio. Margaret Janet, daughter of Mr and Mi\s Glenn Oxley of Corwith. was born Dec. 4, 1935 at Corwith. She attended school there, and graduated from high school in the spring of 1953. Miss Oxley then attended and graduated from Hamilton Business College, Mason City, and was employed as a secretary at the Northwestern Portland Cement Co. there when stricken with polio Oct. 6. 1953. She was hospitalized at Iowa City for 11 months, then transferred to the hospital at Fort Dodge, where she had been for the past 18 months. During her serious illness, she spent most of her time in iron lungs, portable lungs, respirators and rocking beds. In the past year her condition improved for a time, and last September she visited her parents' farm near Corwith for a weekend, her first trip home since being stricken with the disease. She was paralyzed from the neck down following her attack. She is survived by her mother and father, three brothers and three sisters. They are: Glennis (Mrs Robert Green), Whittier, Cal.; Richard, Austin, Minn.; Theresa (Mrs Patrick Garry), Iowa City; Robert, Gerald and Mary, Corwith. 48 To Kindergarten Swea City — Superintendent E. E. Stewart reports 48 youngsters are scheduled for next years kindergarten class here. .The annual round-up will be Tuesday, May 8, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Physical examinations will be in the multipurpose room in the new grade .addition! The PTA committee in charge includes Mesdames Richard O Green, Walter O'Green, Wayne Thompson and Darrold Newlin. The British Museum was established by act of Parliament in 1853. Best dressed WITH SALAD DRESSING I , I Aft ff\Jtil trnei END NiiPUSS MTICUf Office work get* done better, with less effort, *t Art Meul New Ceotuiy Desks tad Correct Setting Orficf Chairs fitted to individual job rune- tions. Needles* retching, bcndtof $n4 moving around $r« ended .\ .. tim* uvcd...vork nud« «*ier...office cottt reduced. We h»vct ruod every Upper Dei Moines r WliUfWNG CQ. 1190 Algona Loses Home In Fire At Rodman Fire completely destroyed the home of f Clarence Hays, 82, at Rodman last Wednesday night at 6 o'clock. It also destroyed the garage of Paul Bernitighaus next door, and the fire broke out on the roof of his house also. The West Bend fire department was called and responded promptly to assist the local fire department in keeping the flames from spreading. Mr Hays lives alone and the fire had burned beyond control before the alarm was turned in. All of his possessions were lost. He was a frequent visitor in Algona during the summer months, whore he sold produce and vegetables from his truck garden.' AT 97 Still enjoying her frequent walks up-town. Mrs Helen Paxson of Algona has recently observed her !17th birthday. New High For* Concert Ass'n In Membership Membership in"' the Kogsuth Community Concert Association hit a new high in recent years with 626 paid memberships for the coming season. This is an increase of 238 over last season. At a meeting Saturday afternoon the members chose the programs to be presented next season. Alec Templeton will appear the latter part of October of early November, as the only program before the holidays. The Song- maslers. an outstanding male quartette, will appear in February. For early spring the Carmen and Don Jose group will appear. This group includes Ralph Nielsen wtu) gave a solo recital here on March 1st. A Board of Directors was also elected at the meeting and those C. D. Morck, Jr., Mrs Walt Schild,who will serve for another yeat are: Mrs N. S. Bangs, Jr., MfS Wes Bartlett, Mrs M. H. Brower, Mrs Julian ChrischlUes, Mrs Clifford Etherington, Mi's Glenn Qa- brielscn, R... C. Glister. Barbara Haggard, Mrs G. G. Haltauer, Mrs John Hayes, Mrs Kyle Keith, Mrs Casey Loss* Eugene Murtagh, Mrs John Schutter and Mrs Rex 'Taylor, all of Algona. Out of town directors elected were: Mrs Ralph Welher, Bancroft, Ruth Hodgson, Hurt, Mrs W. G. Flaig, Lone Rock and Florence Reynolds of Titonka. Over 60 people participated in the drive. The present officers will hold over until the next concert season when an election will be held before the membership campaign. The carryover officers are: Sti- gene Murtagh, president; Mrs Wes Bartlett, Mrs John Schutter and Gene Cook, vice-presidents, and Barbara Haggard, secretary* treasurer. Concert chairman, m charge of arrangements for the concert performers, is Mrs Harry Greenberg. Mrs John Schutter was membership chairman, with the following co-chairmen; Mrs ^ , is . iTivji »-rv, vi.j -"». i o TV tui. KJI...I |j I^VT knect, Mrs M. H. Brower and Mrs N. S. Bangs, Jr. - .,; Pioneer Teacher Dies, West Bend A pioneer West Bend resident, Mrs Mary A. Collins, 76, died Wednesday evening, April 25, in the Emmetsburg hospital. She was a teacher in the West Bend area for many years. Funeral services were held at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church at West Bend. Burial was in the West Bend cemetery. Surviving are four sons, John J. Collins. West Bend; Lt. Col. William F. Collins, stationed in France; Ronald v Collins, Lone Rock, and Robert Collins, a professor at Iowa State College, Ames; two daughters, Mrs Genevieve Kerns, Omaha, and Mrs Ellen Taylor, Baxter Spring, Kan., and two sisters, Augusta Butte- inore. West Bend, and Mrs John Origer, Bode. She was 'preceded in death by her husband. UDM Classifieds Pay Dividends Found Innocent In Slapping Case Wayne Obefrneyer, 26, etrstod- ian of the Grant Consolidated school, northwest of • Ledyard, was found innocent of charge's of assault and battery in Justice C. H. Ostwittkle'S coUrt Friday afternoon. ., The charges resulted frbm a slapping incident involving two high school, boys, Lonnie Skaar. 17, senior, son of Mr and Mrs Lars Skaar, and James Johnson, 16, junior, son of Mr and Mrs Myrl Johnson. The twt> fathers filed the charges. Ostwinkle's decision followed a 2'/2 hour hearing, and was based on the testimony of Superintendent W. F. Brouwer of Grant, who had told Obermeyer pre* viously to keep order at the school. The Johnson boy testified he was slapped five or six times and in the thigh by Ober- kicked meyer. was slapped nnce while attempting to stop Oberrneyer's slapping of JohhSdtt. ' •• !''>••' i : . r '' •;'.'• ' ;The altercation'W'as the result of an argument over each of the boys' carrying t\Vo folding chairs a distance of 40 feet following an assembly at the school. The boys first refused to carry the chairs, then had thrown thenlctoWn and made wisecracks fo the custodian, justifying the ensuing punishment, according-to defense attorney H, J. McNertney. Justice Ostwinkle said he thought the punishment was justified, as the custodian had been provoked by the two youths. Obermeyer, who wept when the decision was announced, stated he slapped Johnson after the boy sjaid he was tired of doing Obermeyer's janitor work. On Honor Roll Dubuqu«, Iowa — Wilfred F. Loebig, Wesley, la. has appeared on the third quarter honor roll at Loras College, Dubuque men's school. 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