Dept* 6t History and Archives Des Moines 19, Iowa By Buss Waller * * * Kolte, Algona's officia astound 9 bserver ' was somewha S?h^ n u de( ? as y el1 as Pleased c£«?i he lea j ncd that the Country tjentlemen for January carried a story about him on its editoria Page as follows: „. The A lg°na. Iowa, weather ' ?!*?*"& "' B< Nolte - who f t noted the importance of June temperatures to the outcome of t-f C01 S cr °P- ls °. ut ^to another interesting weather conclusion. He says there is a direct correlation between the temperature of October and that of the followini January. If October averages 3. degrees or more above normal, tnen January temperatures will «* above normal. According to wolte, this condition has occurred in 18 of the years since 1900 and In every case the following January was warmer than normal. The encouraging part of this observation for that part of the Corn Belt is that October averaged 5.2 degrees above normal this year." » » * One of our Long Beach, CaL, friends sends along a Cupping about ihe annual meeting of ihe Iowa Association of Long Beach, held on Admission Day" . . . a postscript adds that no one seems io know whether "Admission Day" is ihe dale Long Beach was admitted io Iowa, or ihe first lowan was admitted into Long Beach. » • * BUI Zimmerman gave Roiarians a treat when he read a letter of considerable length from an ex- Rotarian in Brazil . . . the gist of the letter was that the Brazilian had ventured into a new business, sunk all his surplus coin in same, and could stand a loan from the local club . . .his suggested loan — $2 — U. S. ESTABLISHED 'Entered a* second class matter at the postofflce at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March a.imf. AlOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1950 3 SECTIONS-22 PA^ES Pius 8 Pages Rural Gravure VOLUME 85-NO. 1 Little 9 Cage Meet Opens .' ku Verne— The 34th 'annual boys Little Nine basketball tournament will b« held in ihe LuVerne fl aad r * ar he experimental addition of the girls basket£?* '#2 ? u £ ? ovin 9 «* »«««.ful iSai Iheyare their official tint year in the Little Nine. «!- 1 W1 !L,.* j' e ff*? 1 ** *ach evening. On Tuesday « H?' iwo .* ri • ai } d on? »*>/» aam*. Wednesday evening. Iwo boy • and one girl's, Thursday evening, two girfs and one boys and Friday evening two boy's and girl's with semi" finals and finals on Saturday evening. , 2 Get Fines Of S1 00 In Court On Traffic Counts Walter Simonsmier, 47, of Ledyard was fined $100 and costs n Justice J. B. Johnson's court Monday on a charge of failing to stop at the scene of an accident n which he was involved. According to Kossuth County Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, Simons- mier was driving *ast on Highway 9 when his car sideswiped a car driven by Allen Montgomery of Swea, City. The accident occurred about 6:45 Saturday evening. Simonsmier's car was located n Swea City that night. Damage o both cars amounted to ap- roximately $100. $100, Reckless Driving Another $100 fine was levied ast week, only this time in May- >r B. P. Richardson's court. Vinent M. Ellman, Lakota entered a plea of guilty to reckless driv- ng and was fined $100. Both lower courts had a heavy C. A. Wilikopf. who finally reached the stage where he just couldn't amble arpund the playing field anymore during the baseball season as a player, solv- «I Ws problertNast year by becoming an umpire ... he evi- . d«nyy liked tt. because now he Is taking his family down to Cor•, pus -Christ!, Texas, where he has ,7;. enrolled in a six weeks umpire - course at a school being conducted there by Lee Ballefont, big time umpire . . . there are 68 vacancies for umpires, this year, 'and who knows but what Gerhart will be calling 'em on the big leaguers this year . . . and it's a nice trip to Texas, too opens Jan. 18. school GUESS WHO: The Guess Who that was not guessed several weeks ago, has now been guessed. It was Wendell Simonson, and know who finally came through with the correct, answer? Mrs. Simonson! • * * The Upper Des Moines was • somewhat astonished, last •week, when Lawrence Johannesen of Lone Rock brought in a subscription credit check issued by this newspaper on Jan. 17. 1933, by June A. Corey (Mawdsley. today), io Mrs. Harry Vahldieck. The latter ran across the credit check recently and forwarded it to Lawrence, a relative. Yes. we cashed U! * * * Maybe they just play football different out there on the west coast, but this fellow Celeri who quarterbacked for California sounded to us in the New Years Rose Bowl game like someone should give him a good lesson on the subject of when NOT to gamble General Larson assignment. perhaps Attorney could fill this passing, it might be that teams playing in the future cease from spying on the . it just ain't healthy, And in suggested Oklahoma and desist Sooners . . is it? Congratulations so Thomas H. Holmes of Algona, who up and married the former Des Moines girls' women's tennis champion during the holidays. He's a student at the University of Iowa. * * * When the Farm Bureau membership teams meet Thursday, Jan. 12, in the V. F. W. hall here, they'll not only discuss business, but enjoy a little German Band, consisting of George Manus, Wallace Hawcott, Dunne Habeger, Dale Lock wood, Melvin Graham and Raymond Lavrenz . . . something should happen when those fellows all get to tooting together, and the vets are thinking of bracing the walls of their building. * • e We finally know what the song "Around H« Head She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" is all about . . . you do too, if fOU saw the weekend cinema at . ihe Call about the If. S. cav- «lry in toe d»y» whim these was a cavalry — with horse*. * « » Famous Last Line — Heap big smoke, but no fire. I Farm Sales Slated; One )ue Thursday Three farm sales will be found in advertisements in today's Al gona Upper Des Moines. The sales are as follows: Jan. 12, Thursday —- E. R, Woltz, at his farm located % mile east and % south of Burt. Thi« sale includes 41 head of Uves as listed, and a line'of jn»chui__. Fraser and Yungeberg will oV the auctioneers, and the Burl Savings Bank will act as clerk. Jan 19. Thursday — Ted Struthers, at the farm located 2 miles south and 2 east and V< south oi West B«nd, or 1 % miles north and 1% miles west of Ottosen. The listings include much machinery, seven head of cattle, and rniscel r laneous items. Colwell Bros, are the auctioneers, and the Cylinder State Bank is clerk. Jan. 25, Wednesday — Fred J. Lenz, at his farm located 1% east of Galbraith, or 5 north and west of LuVerne, or 2 south 3 east of Iryington. This sale includes a full line of machinery and 22 head of livestock. Dale Yungeberg will be the auctioneer, and the Livermore State Bank will clerk the sale. A sale date is also set for Shirley Beck, who will have his auction on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at his place located 2 miles west and Vi mile north of Swea Ciiy. See the Algona Upper Des Moines for free sale date listings, and to make arrangements for bills and advertising publicity. Dinner Jan. 12, F. B. Drive Teams Workers 'in the annual Kossuth Farm Bureau membership drive have been invited to a dinner and meeting Jan. 12 at the V. F. W. hall in Algona, according to Albert Johnson, county president. There are two purposes in holding this meeting. The first is to reward membership teams for their work so far and the second is to complete plans for reaching the county quota of 2,350. So far, about 1,700 members have signed up. Harry Storey, director of the legislative department of the Iowa Farm Bureau will be guest speaker at the Jan. 12 meeting. Girl, 6, Succumbs Bancroft — Jo Ann Troff, 6 year-old daughter of Mr. and slate of hearings, with six other people appearing in Mayor's court. John H. Penning, Buffalo Center, was fined $20 for a stop sign violation and $5 for speeding. Lyle K. Johnson, Humboldt, was sentenced to 30 days in jail, with 20 suspended, for intoxication. Lawrence McEnroe, Algona, paid $10 for drinking beer on the highway. Kenneth A. Husch, Algona was also fined $10 on the same count. Pete C. Helmers, Algona, fined $5 for exceeding the speed limit, Clyde P. Lloyd paid $5 for exceeding the speed limit. 12 In Justice Court Twelve persons appeared in Justice Court during the 1 week. Victor Knary, Lu Verne, was fined $10 for intoxication. Ralph H. McCabe, Bancroft, paid $5 for driving with an invalid driver's license. Robert Hardcopf, LuVerne, fined $5 for a stop sign violation. Ralph Shipler, Irvington, paid $5 for not having a proper operator's license. George Markman, Renwick and Warren F. Thompson, Livermore, were each fined $20 for transporting loaded guns. Kenneth King, Emmetsburg, paid $2.50 for having defective brakes. Benjamin Banwart, West Bend; paid $2.50 for failing to dim headlights. Leo Kirschbaum, Sexton, paid $5 for a stop sign viola- Eischen. • Corwith tion. Edward J. and Gene R. Martin, Whittemore, were also fined $5 for sto; violations. Dorothy Ann, Whittemore was fined • to yield one-half the tray" .'Of ' Swea City, Dies By Own Hand Swea Ciiy — Robert A. Haglund, 60, pioneer resident of Swea City, died by his own hand late Monday afternoon. A 12 gauge automatic shotgun was found at his side. According to his family, Mr. Haglund had been brooding for some time over health and notes found after the suicide intimated that he intended to take his own Serve Yourself Idea In Variety Store Planned Algona Man Is Instrumental In New Development "Serve yourself" in a grocery store . . . why not in a variety store? That question was ponderec over for more than a year ago by Elmer Langmack, owner o: the Ben Franklin store here, ant D. L. Lindstrom Redwood Falls Minn., a close friend of Mr. Langmack's. Both men have been associated with the Ben Franklin stores for many years. At about the time this interest ing question of a "Self-Serve" variety store posed itself with the two merchants, they learned that efforts along the same line were being tried in California. The two men soon after that had occasion to view the self-serve operation, in variety stores in California, and came to the conclusion that it was the coming thing in variety store merchandising. Work Out Idea Consequently, during past months, the two store men worked at perfecting the plan for use in Ben Franklin stores, and their ideas were approved for trial. One of the first stores in which their self-serve operation was installed was in Sibley, Iowa, where it proved to be a huge success. From there it was installed in a store in LeMars, Iowa, then in Worthington, Minn., and the latest store to make use of the plan is the Ben Franklin store in Redwood Falls, Minn., which opened just prior to the holidays. .». The plan is in many respects similar to U>at used in grocery store merchandising, and selling. Instead of rolling carts, customers may avail themselves of baskets in which to carry merchandise selected. There are "floor girls" in attendance, not for selling purposes, but to assist in selections and procuring item* for the customer. A customer brings purchases to a central check-out counter, where payment is made. To Expand Store Here The self-serve plna has-proved ^iwsptfcteswwsasfca at att storo* amed. Ainl.isnmtues to life. His family and neighbors in east Swea City heard a shot at 4:05 p. m. Monday but thought nothing of it. When Mr. Haglund failed to come down for his eve- ting meal, a search was begun. His body was found near the garage at about 7 p. m. Had Never Married A stick, dropped in the SHOW, was found by Kossuth County Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and Coroner John Schutter. It was bought that it had been used to fire the gun. Mr. Haglund, who had never married, lived with his sister, Luu, and a brother John at the fam- ly home in Swea City. He had been a cashier at the the public on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Full details are given elsewhere in a Ben Franklin store announcement. Announcement was made yesterday by Mr. Langmack, owner of the sfore here, that during the summer the local Ben Franklin store would be expanded to double front. This move _will make the local store the largest self-serve variety store now existence in Iowa. Corn Acreage Cut Of 19 Per Cent Here Tri-County Sheriffs With Smith At Trial Gordon Smith, 21, Estherville, is shown here unrounded by the sheriffs of three counties be- ore he was sentenced to a 10-year term at Ana- nosa on breaking and entering charges at Algona" Dec. 29. Officers, from left to right, are Sheriff Emlet Tweito of Emmet county, Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst of Kossuth and Sheriff Dick Miller of Palo Alto. Smith admitted robberies in these three counties. (Emmetsburg Reporter Photo). Start Action [o Prove Title in Hutchinson On Mend; Home Soon Melvin Hutchinson of Algona, who suffered a crushed verta- brae in an accident near Atlantic is expected to be returned home soon, possibly this week. Hutchinson was driving east Mrs. John Troff, died at her home in Ledyard, and funeral services wore held Saturday afternoon a week ago, at the E. & R. Reformed church at Ledyard, with Garry Funeral Home making arrangements. 5wea City Farmers Bank until he late 1920's. Since that time le has traveled and looked after some farm land. Was War Veteran Mr. Haglund was one of the irst ten men in Kossuth county o enlist in the army in World War 1, serving overseas. He was a member of the American Legion and of the Masons. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Haglund, pioneer store owners of Swea, Mr. Haglund was born in Swea township and was one of the first residents of Swea when it was formed. Surviving are his sister, Lulu Haglund and the John Haglund family. One .brother, Lester, preceded him in death. As yet, no funeral arrangements nave been made. of Atlantic on highway 6 when the car struck some gravel and cinders on the pavement and went out of control. Apparently he struck his head squarely on the top for his verta- brae were crushed severely. He was taken to the Atlantic hospital by highway patrolmen. As yet, no cast has been applied since it will be necessary to pull the vertabrae back into place. Riding with him at the time of the accident were his • brother, Bob, 15, who suffered a cut cheek and a soldier who was uninjured. Hutchinson is the husband of the former Elvie Vera and had been employed at Weidenhoffs. Action to prove legal title to 23,900 placed in safekeeping in he State Bank of Ledyard by 'avid Farrow was launched Jan in Kossuth district court by Jllian Farrow, adminstratrix of the Dave Farrow estate. It is thought that the defendant will file papers, admitting the money is on deposit and will ask that the court decide to whom it should be paid. Shumway, Kelly and Fristedt are attorneys for the plaintiff and Linnan and Lynch are attorneys for the defendant. This is merely a legal action to facilitate the proper distribution of the money and was filed by common agreement of both parties. Other activity in district court included an action filed by John A. Mitchell against Glenn Norman, asking judgment of $150.10 in the sale of one spraying ma- G. Phillips is asking chin:_ Heien _ ,. .. _ „ judgment of $500 against .Grace M. Loebig and William C. Hughes in a bond obligation. One divorce action was filed, that of Ruth Knutson vs Ernest Knutson of Swea City. The couple was married March 16, 1942 and lived together until Dec. 5, 1949. There is one daughter. Mrs. Knutson is charging cruel and inhuman treatment. *?• t. LuVerne Funeral For Mrs. H. Him Last rites will be held Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Zion Lutheran church in LuVerne for Barbara Rosina Hinz, 80, who died at her home Jan. 8. Mrs. Hinz had lived in LuVerne for 27 years. Her husband, Herman, died in August, 1949. Barbara Rosina Hinz was born in Germany Aug. 15, 1869. Services will be at 2 p. m. at the church with burial at the Lu Verne cemetery. Arrangements are by McCullough's. PHONE 1100-YOUR NEWSPAPER Rites Jan. 11 For G. Schropfer, 74 Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 11, at St. Cecelia's Catholic church, Algona, for George Schropfer, 74,, who died Jan. 8 at Cherokee. Mr. Schropfer was born May 12, 1875 in Hungary and had been a resident of Algona for about 20 years. Fr. P. .P. Gearen will be the officiating clergyman at the service at 9 a. m. Burial will be at Calvary cemetery with McCullough's ments. in charge of arrange- Everett Anderson On Wesley R.F.D. Wesley — Everett Anderson of Rhodes, la., is new rural mail carrier on route 1, replacing L. L. Lease, who had been substituting since the retirement of George Aldrich last November. Mrs. Anderson, a daughter of Will Becker of Algona, and a niece of Mrs. C. L. Haverly, will move here with her three children when living quarters can be found. He operated a grocery store at Algona 'a few years ago and was later employed in the Algona post office as a clerk. Former Farmer, Grant Twp, Dies Swea ft Eagle — Charles H. Chambers, former Grant twp. farmer who has been living at O'Neill, Neb., passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 22, at an O'Neill hospital. He was ill only a day before he died. Mr. Chambers was 77 years of age. Funeral services and burial were he!d at O'Neill, Saturday, Dec. 24, friends in this area were informed. This Paper Now In 85th Year With this issue, ihe Algona Upper Des Moines begins its •Stti year jtf Tm This newsp newspaper, earliest founded- In IMC whitt in* population of Algona was only a few hundred at ihe most. Even the counties in this area had not taken their present form, and ihe processes of printing were a far cry from the modern machinery now used in producing this newspaper. Jacob Hauptly, Wesley, Buried Wesley — Funeral services for Jacob Hauptly, 94, were held Monday afternoon at the Wesley VIethodist church, with Rev. Riggs officiating. Mr. Hauptly passed away at lis farm home, southeast of Wes- ey, Jan. 6. Burial was beside he body of his wife in Evergreen emetery, at Wesley. Surviving are seven children, ..ouise, Katherine and Ernest at home, Henry, Anna and Willam of Algona, and Mrs. Law- •ence Koppen of Wesley. The deceased was born near Zurich, Switzerland, Jan. 3, 1856, and he came to this country when a child with his parents, brothers md sisters, in 1872. The family irst located in Chicago, where wo of the brothers were news^ >oys and bootblacks for a time. The family then moved to a farm near Grundy Center, and in 1882 to Hancock county where they aave since resided. He was married to Catherine Jrthel in 1891, and she preceded in death. Anna Gill, City's Oldest Resident, Mrs. Anna Gill, 99, Algona's oldest resident, died at 9 a. m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. McWhorter, 503 S. Jones. Funeral will be Thursday, Jan 12, at 1:30 at the Hamilton funeral home, wiUi Rev. Gilbert K«y- per officiating. Burial will be at Havelock, Iowa. Anna Gill was born Dec. 4 1850 at Castleton, Vermont. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Lighter, Ocheyedan and Mrs. McWhorter of Algona and one son, Carl Gill of Terril. P.M.A. Unit Now Checking Three Year Acreages Cut of 52,000 Acres In Kossuth Corn Is Slated Farmers of Kossuth county will be asked to reduce corn acreage about 52,000 acres in 1950, or about 19.7 per cent, according to Erwm Siems, chairman of the county P. M. % A. It was the general feeling at the state meeting of P. M. A. committeemen in Des Moines last week that the state as a whole should reduce corn acreage by almost 20 per cent in order to 'prevent over-production. 200.000 Acres In 1950 About 259,000 Kossuth acres were in corn in 1949 and this total will be reduced to about 200,000 acres if the acreage allotment is set at the present 19.7 per cent figure. This does not mean that each farmer will have to re- . due* his acreage by that amount. li will be up io ihe township and county com- miiieemen io decide, according io ihe history of ihe farm and good farming practices, how much h* shall raise. U may vary from 10 io 40 per cent decrease. Kossuth county P. M. A. officials are calling a few township committeemen each day to go over acreage figures for 1947, 1948 and 1949 to determine the 1950 allotment. Must Comply To Reseat In order to seal corn in 1950, Burt Bombers Burt Bombers 4-H held a meet- Ing at the Wm. Madsen home recently. Duajie Habeger gave a talk on feeding and caring for beeves, and Jim Coady gave a demonstration on setting a plow. : arm Women Met Monday Twenty-seven women attended he bi-monthly meeting of the lossuth Farm Bureau women, eld Monday, Jan. 9, at the Farm iureau office, with a luncheon t noon at George's Cafe. Mrs. Harry Felter, chairman, resided. Discussions were led by Mrs. iusan Larson, chairman of the nternational relations committee,, Mrs. Albert Johnson, Music chair- j man, Mrs. Opal Nygaard, health hairman, and Mrs, Fern Drone, ublicity chairman. Mrs. Larson said that copies of the U. S. history book pertaining to Associated Country Women may be obtained for $2, and she would be glad to order same for those sending her their name and the money, at Buffalo Center. Name D. Studer For Achievement Donovan Studer, son of Herman Studer of Corwith, and a member of the Prairie Farm Project Club has received the achievement tward offered by G. L. Noble, director of the National Committee on Boys and Girls 4-H club work. Donovan has graduated from club membership and is now enrolled in the herdsman's course at Iowa State College at Ames. Orville Muller and Darrel Bauman ef Whittemore are also enrolled in the three months short course for herdsmen. Dale Ruling of Britt is a classmate of the Kossuth boys. Rural Gravure In This Issue This issue of ihe Upper Des Moines brings you ihe January Rural Gravure. In its rotogravure pages you will find interesting pic- lures and stories of especial interest io the farmer, and mailers of interest io cooks. Watch for Rural Gravure, monthly feature exclusive with ihe Algona Upper Des Moines. ent set At- least 90 per cent of the farmers must cooperate with these allotments or marketing quotas will be established in 1951. This means strict regimentation for farmers. Result In Price Drop It will be necessary to vote on the issue of marketing quotas, and if two-thirds of those voting do not vote for quotas, corn prices would drop to 50 per cent of parity, according to Siems. It was the general opinion of speakers at ihe two day meeting that there would not bo allotments on soy bean acreage. Elmer F. Kruse, assistant administrator of the Commodity Credit Corporation, hinted that according to the law, such bean acreage allotments would be impossible at this time. If, however, there is a change and bean acreage is controlled, the new allotment would not go below the 1949 acreage. Grass And Legume A recommendation was made that farmers put their reduced acres into grass and legume crops. Attending the meeting with Siems were Herman Studer, vice chairman of the county committee and Andrew Fangman, third member. High 40... Nice; Low-18 ... Brrr! From 40 above to below and back to 40 above was the path of Algona temperatures during the first eight days, of the new year. It was 40 above on New Year's day but dropped to 18 below on Jan. 5. Slightly over two inches of snow fell last week. H 40 Jan. 1 Jan. 2 Jan. 3 Jan. 4 Jan. 5 Jan. 6 Jan. 7 Jan. 8 Jan. 9 - 39 . 18 - 0 . 8 - 19 - 15 - 40 35 L 30 17 —10 —12 —18 5 — 5 8 18 .05 .Hi .02 Portland Princesses Portland Princesses met Jan. 7 at the home of Caryle and Glenora Black. Carol Rasmussen gave a demonstration, and Wilma Moore and Roberta Egesdal gave talks. Ruth Phelps spoke on musical appreciation. A picture study and lesson was given by Maxine Simpson, assistant leader. What's Our Population? What's your guess on Algona's official population figure, after ihe federal census is completed this year? The Algona Upper Des Moines is offering three cash awards to ihe person making the closest guess io ihe actual figure. In cases of ties, duplicate awards will be given. All you have to do is fill in your guess, sign your name, and mail this blank to ihe Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa. The entry deadline is Feb. 1. The closest guess will receive $10 in cash, second best will get $5 and the third best guess will receive $2.50. * • * I think that the Algona official 1950 census will show a population of. Signed. Address.
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