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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 17, 1950
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By RUBS Waller * * * Basketball is a temper * . In a Kossuth town, ^ the Players w the game. . . the bnv's in the stands, was pretty «P about the matter, and h L he , contest waited outside the school for the referee to ap* '* •, th t latt « r . being a Sup P t. °° s himslf from another * "mained the building, while the angry father stood watchfully waiting, outside . , then the president of the school board of the home team heard about the inci- 1 X Dept. of History and Archives Des Moines 19, Iowa Jitometf ESTABLISHED 1865 M «>e portofflce at Algona, , Nov. 1, 1B32. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1950 THREE SECTIONS-20 PAGES VOLUME 85-NO. 2 Four County Accidents Injure Nine Algona Soldier On Alaska Radio Show With Bob Hope F °-? T RI £HARDSON, ALASKA, January wilh Bob HopeT TMf&'ZMaX^^ffitt^ 0 ^ EtarvVth 0 A e?en TT tly teC £ d l dt three radto^howk wilh Hope £d secretary of the Air Force. W. Stimrt Rvmin.r» nn ,..!,«.. *u_ *3_Ti* radio ears. thp,,»?.«• w ? nt outsid e. and then the fireworks started ... a brief exchange of words led to a brief exhibition of another kind, and the visiting father departed, seekine Ihe mayor of Ihe com- intent on filing charges .. .— the school board presi- * * • The mayor was sleeping, not being a basketball fan evidently, and he had no in- clinalion to exchange his warm bed for a court hearing, so the irate father carried the matter to Algona. where, a charge was filed in justice court against the school board president ... but by the time the hearing rolled around, all parties concerned had time' enough to cool down a bit and ihe entire case was ulli- rnalely dropped, wilh the po- teniial plaintiff paying the costs. * * * Basketball, after all, is a game J^,»K ,?P° rt -.. Li ke oaseball and football, partisanship can be expected from Ihe fans. But if the fans themselves, presumably in adult years, are carried away to the extent that tney get •embroiled m blows, they are not jetting a very good example for the young fellows on the playing court, who are being taught t5 control their tempers as well as develop tl\eir bodies and their wite in competition . V?Jet'«len- Joy the game, , and get a ful ' "measure of the- compeutiw spiril Wit,there is little need toe blood.! shed between communities over any sport. • • • One of our scouts reports that a fellow near here thought he hac a remedy for egg production, bui experiments failed and in desperation he happened to scratch his bald head while some of the stuff was on his hands. Lo, hair started growing at once on his hairless pate after 20 years. Then our scout addls: "Ray Beamish and Al Buchanan heard doing both civilian and military radio work for several £ia f0 LT.Toh!l h ' C ™W.?. n u 2?!^ at T, urn *r AFB, Albany, gona. wttn 1 hTm"' G AT ldine Vr. and two children Sherry and anrtTi. ^h> n," 1 A1 S* k . a - Hi | parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester , and his brother and sister, Loren and Arelene, live in Al- Sale Dates For Four Auctions Now On List Four large farm sales are coming up in this area in the near future, one of them this week. Sale dates spoken for, follow: Jan._19, Thursday — Ted Stru- and of this cases. and have ordered 30 QUITYERBELLYACHIN Back in 1932 the gov't. had the money and the people were broke. Now the people got lots of money and the gov't is broke. Why not pay your "$%-&.* income tax with a smile? (Contribuled by Ihe Barber Shop Deadend Kids). * * • TITONKA TURKEYS Had occasion to visit the Bart- lell Bros, new hatchery al Titonka, the other day, and Louis and Ray were just receiving a first shipment of turkey eggs from the west coast. The eggs were shipped air express to Mason City, and from Ihe airport to Titonka in a truck kept at an even 55 degrees temperalure. After being halched in Ihe Barllelt incubators, the new poults will be delivered to brooder houses within five hours. Who knows? Maybe next Thanksgiving day you may be dining on a big fat Turkey Tom that right today is arriving as an egg on an airplane from the west coast. * * • MAIL BAG: Mrs. Helen Brunson, St. Paul, Minn., keeps in touch with Kossuth county through the Upper Des Moines, and does ;-^i occasional feature story writing for Twin City papers and various magazines. She's working on one with a Kossuth angle, right now. Hope it clicks! Mrs. Jo Swanson, former station agent for the Rock Island at Livermore. is now at Manly, and still doing a little occasional newspaper work. She once wrote for this newspaper. * • • We agree with some of our editorial brethren that the nation- el government could stand trimming in costs, but these republican gentlemen seldom raise u tiny peep about the fact that STATE expenditures and taxes have also been undergoing a constant climb in recent years, for no particular reason that anybody bothers to explain. Famous Last Lines — Aw, what's a little icel Creamery Meeting Titonka's annual creamery meeting will be held at the Tyke Theatre, Jan. 28, at 2 p. m., E. P. Hansen, secretary, aoaouaces. of West Bend, as advertised in art week's Algona Upper .Des Mpmeg. Machinery, catue and miscellaneous items are offered. ' ol well Bros, are auctioneers, and the Cylinder Bank is clerking the JRMjHpr • * • - • ' -• • •..- - _ north and an of LuVerne, is completely sc out his machinery,. 22 head ol livestock, and other items. Ad is in today's Upper Des Moines. Dale Yungeberg is the auctioneer, and the Livermore Slale Bank is clerk. Feb. 1, Wednesday — Shirley Beck, 2 west and % north of Swea City, closing out sale. Feb. 7, Tuesday — Aaron W. Steussy, complete closing out sale, 1 north of LuVerne, includini full blooded livestock. Lou Matern and Herman Brummond are the auctioneers. Ladies of the church will serve Margaret Durant Poetry President Two Pay $300 Fines In Motor Vehicle Cases Two men were each fined $300 and costs by District Judge G. W. Stillman in Kossuth district court on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Donovan T. Lichteig, Algona, entered a plea of guilty in court, Jan. 13 and paid the $300 fine. On Jan. 14,^lobert G. Hamilton, Ledyard, pleaded guilty to the same charge and paid his $300 fine. These were the only cases on the docket and there were no civil cases filed. ' 7 In Mayor's Court Seven cases were heard in Mayor Richardson's court. Pearl H. Phillips, Algona and Florence M. Brown, Algona, each paid $2 for failing to stop for a school flasher. Lawrence C. Stevenson paid !5.85 for exceeding the speed lim- t. Richard J. Furst, Algona, was fined $2 for failing to stop for a school flasher. John Ross, Minneapolis, spent the night in jail on a vagrancy charge. Johnston Has Three Matt Frideres, Algona, spent 3 days in jail on an intoxication charge. Louis J. Wolfe, LuVerne paid $5.85 for speeding. Three cases appeared in Justice Johnston's court. Donald L. Anderson, Ft. Dodge, paid $5 for a stop sign violation. Harold Sutherland, Janesville, Wis., paid $5 for a stop sign violation. Clarence Behrends, Lone Rock, paid $15 for transporting a loaded and assembled gun. Coal Supply Low; Last Only Ten Days In Cold Snap Present coal supplies in Algona will last about 30 days if weather remains normal, but would be exhausted in about 10 days in the event of a blizzard or extremely cold weather. Most coal dealers report that they have been able to supply customers with the kinds and amount of coal they want, except stoker coal. Stoker Coal Low Stoker coal is in short supply, wilh one dealer completely out and another with just enough for lis regular customers. Local firms tried to stockpile coal during the fall and early winter, but deliveries have been so unpredictable that piles dwindle as fast as they can be built up. Jim Pool, manager of Botsford dumber, reports that their stock s at the lowest level since 193536, with only about ten days supply on hand. With rough weather, his would be gone in about three days. Ship From Duluth "We are getting all our coal from terminals at Duluth," Pool said, "and we have an order in now for a certain type of coal that amounts to one-fourth of the total supply in the midwest." Botsford has been receiving about two carloads a week but that has dropped of late. The Daniels Coal Company reports that they have about ten days supply but deliveries have slacked off in ihe last two weeks. They have been able to meet the demand, but it is often impossible lo gel the size and kind wanted. Sloker coal is low. Daniels had previously received all Iheir coal direct from the mines, but have had to go to Ihe Duluth stock piles in Ihis emergency. Millon Norton of F. S. Norton and Son, reports that their supply Two Meetings Methodist lunch. Post Office Does Record Business The biggest quarter of business in the history of Algona's post office was chalked October, November and during December of 1949 when $21,871.41 in postal receipts were recorded. Postmaster Wade Sullivan stated that December's business was also the biggest in history. The 1948 quarter totaled $19,588.95 or 11.65 per cent less than 1949. During the 1948 quarter, receipts were $2,282.43 less than 1949. As to cancellation of letters, he 1949 quarter hit 587,315 or 3,892 over the 1948 figure of i53,423. Part of the 1949 increase in dollar business can be credited to the increased postage required on Christmas cards but even so. there were more pieces of mail handled than ever before. 4,9 50 to 8,013 Population Guess What will Algona's official population be in 1950? In response to a contest being conducted by the Algona Upper Des Moines, with cash prizes of $10, $5 and $2.50 for the three closest guesses, a large number of entries have been received. But there U a big difference of opinion. Guesses thus far range from a low of 4,950 to a high ol 8,013. Entries must be mailed to this paper by February 1. They will held until completion of the census and local figures, when prizes will be awarded. Margaret Durant, pictured above, became president of the American Poetry League, a national organization in its 27th year, on January 1. Election of the Algona woman to this high post follows three years during which she served as vice president of the organizalion. Miss Durant's experience in poetry work covers more than a decade. She has served as stale president for the National League of American Pen Women and as poetry chairman for a five stale area of the same organization. She has also served as vice president, of the Iowa Poetry Day Association, poetry consultant for the Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs, and for several years held the post of Iowa regent for Midwest Chaparral Poets, and is affiliated with other literary groups. Her own work in the field of poetry has won her both state and national awards, and has been widely published in poetry magazines and upper grade newspaper columns. Has Stroke, Lies Helpless 5 Hours Whltiemore—Mrs. Sadie Swanson suffered a slight stroke early last Wednesday morning. About noon MS-s. Theodore Elbert brought her washing over, but could not get into the house or get response when she rapped on the door. All the window shades were drawn. She immediately :alled Leo Swanson, who went la his mother's home, unlocked the ioor, and found her on the floor n her living room. She stated that she arose early n the morning and must have lad a stroke shortly after. She was unable to move as she was close to the davenport in the room. She said that she heard the >hone ring in the forenoon and also after dinner but could not get near it. She has suffered a number of slight strokes but always rallied and overcame them. She was taken to Parks hos- >ital in Mason City by Marion iyink, who was accompanied by rtrs. Herman Kollasch and Leo Swanson, Wednesday evening. School Changes A special meeting of rural, town and consolidated school directors, officers and superinlend- enls is slated for Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 2 p. m. at Ihe Crofl Theatre, Bancroft. Milo Swanton, secretary of the Wisconsin Council of Agriculture, will speak. He is also a member of the Wisconsin Commission for Ihe Improvemenl of Educalion. At 8 p. m.. the same day, Mr. Swanton will speak in the Swea City gymnasium, at a meeting called to discuss school districl reorganization. The Counly Board of Educalion is sponsoring Ihe meelings, and members of Ihe slale Department of Public Inslruclion will also be presenl at the meeting to assist in answering questions on proposed school districl re-organizalion. II is possible lhat a seclion in Ihe north end of Kossulh counly may be asked lo decide whelher or not they care lo vole Ihis year on a school district reorganization plan for thai area as a resull of laws passed in Ihe state legislature regarding reorganization, A. E. Lauritzen, counly supl. of schools stated. Uestenlehner Withdraws For Auditor's Post Kossuth county i* still without an auditor since the resignation of Leo Immerfall. Immerfall assumed his duties as assessor on Jan. 3. _ Several applicants have been interviewed by the board, but no appointment has been made to the post of auditor. The supervisors have '- \«a «p»Ml for all into- New Ordinance On City Garbage Algona's cily council adopted a new garbage ordinance, regulating the hauling of waste products within the cily limits, at a meeting held last Thursday. The ordinance makes it illegal to transport waste products and let them be scattered from the vehicle, and requires thai such material shall be covered with a lid, tarpauling, or some olher cover. A penalty provision for violation is also included in the new ordinance. PHONI1100-YOUR NEWSPAPER West Bend Man To Build Motel Plans are underway for construction of a 10 unit motel at West Bend, on vacant property just north of Grotto Park, by Leo Frieden. Work is expected to begin sometime in April. Each unit will be 14x16, of wood, modern, and in addition a new home and office building is planned. The motel will provide overnight facilities for the large crowds visiting the Grotto each year. John Bestenlehner, one of two applicants for the auditor's post withdrew his name, Monday. He has accepted a position at the Algona Implement Co. in Algona. His withdrawal leaves only the name of Wm. Becker as an applicant. Until an auditor is named to fill out the unexpired term, Clerk of Court Alma Pearson is acting audilor and is signing all documents. Leo Immerfall is acting in an advisory capacity in the auditor's office while carrying out the duties of assessor. It is the desire of the supervisors to appoint a man who wii' be interested in running for re- eleclion in Ihe November election as insurance lhal he will do the best job possible in learning the duties and carrying them out. The office of auditor pays $3,000 annual, plus the usual expense account. Mrs. Mawdsley To Head Drive is adequate for about 30 days bu a drop in the temperature woulc exhause it in ten days. Trucks To Fertile "For three days in a row, we have supplied a truck load o stoker coal to a firm in Fertile Iowa," Norton reported, "and the driver thought he would have to make the 100-mile round trip for some time." Buri. Tilonka and Wesley people have had to come to Algona for fuel, according to Mel Griffin of the Raesley Lumber Company. Griffin stated that stoker coal is on a hand-to-moulh basis bui a carload was expecled over the weekend. It was Ihe consensus of opinions of Algona coal dealers lhal there would be a two-week delay be- Iween Ihe lime miners relurn lo Ihe nils and when lhat coal could reach this area. Letlers No Promise received from Polio Victim Is Back In School Lakota Jon Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Smith, who contracted polio the latler part of August while on a vacation, and who has been Blank Memorial hospital in Des Moines for treatment, is now in good health and was able lo resume his school work lasl week, Wednesday. Jon missed the first semester of work. Plan Trailer Trip Swea It Eagle — Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Madson and their son are leaving soon for a vacation trip of several weeks. They plan on going to Key West, Fla., and possibly to Cuba. They have their, own trailer house and plan to make leisurely stops the way. LuVerne Girl In Ft. Dodge Mishap LuVerne — According to Ihe Ft. Dodge Messenger of Monday afternoon, Jan. 9, Miss Doris Fett of Ft. Dodge, 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Fell who Farm northeast of Luverne, was njured Sunday evening when the car in which she was riding with :hree friends, skidded on the North Seventh streel bridge and overturned in a ditch at the north end of the bridge. Miss Fett was still under treatment at Lutheran hospital. Ft. Dodge, Monday, for a knee injury. Mrs. Roscoe Mawdsley,' Jr. above, of Burl, has been reappointed as the fund raising chairman for Ihe cancer control program in Kossulh counlv. Appoinl- nenl was made by If. B. Hook, Mason Cily, slale campaign chairman. Workers representing all towns and rural areas will be named by •Irs. Mawdsley to assist in the 950 campaign, to be held in April. 15 Cars, One Truck Listed Sixteen new vehicles were registered at the Kossuth county treasurer's office, with only one truck listed. This Is the second week in a row showing the seasonal slump, with 16 regislered lasl week, also. Buick — R. E. Ingham, Algona Chrysler — Floyd L. Masler- son, Corwilh. Chevrolet — S. M. Orvick, Ledyard. Dodge — W. M. Knoll, Lone Rock; G. H. Powers, Algona. Ford — Earl V. Anderson, Ledyard, Iruck; John and Bernard Long, Bancroft; Ed Reimers, Algona; William L. Welp, Bancroft. Kaiser — Mrs. R. L. Krantz, Tilonka. **ercury — Mrs. June Winkel, Algona. Nash — G. J. Geesman, Burl. Oldsmobile — E. A. Lee, Lone Rock. Plymouth — James Mayne, -.- mine owners and suppliers make no promises as lo when this problem will be solved. Until supply is back to normal, there will nave to cooperation between customers and dealers, as lo ordering and shipping. Dealers made Ihe plea for customers to place orders early enough to avoid empty coal bins. As yel, Ihe coal siluation has not reached emergency proportions in Algona, but a sudden spell of bad weather could very well break the back of Ihe supply coalmen agreed. C. 0. Isaacson, 81 Rites Set Bancroft. Pontiac Son, Algona. B. F. Sparks and Studebaker — C. E. Hendrickson, Bancroft. Buys A Second Funeral Home Whltiemore — In a deal made last week, Marion Hyink, mortician of the Hyink funeral home in Whittemore, purchased Ihe stock and funeral hearse of Jerry Schutter of West Bend. Mr. Hyink took possession Jan. 1. of the West Bend funeral home. He will operate both services, West Bend and Whltiemore. The Hyink funeral home now has two hearses and an ambulance at is disposal. Mr. Schutter retired because of illness. Mr. Hyink came here from Orange City, in 1933, and had charge of the L. W. Swanson undertaking, which he purchased last year. Six Licenses To Marry Issued Six marriage licenses were issued during the week in the office of Alma Pearson, clerk of court for Kossuth county. Jan. 10 — Eldon E. Link, 24, Swea City and Phyliss Ann Gies, 19, Swea City; George R. Davis, 29, Livermore and Louise Elbert, 25, Whitemore. Jan. 12 — John M. Schamlen, 30, West Bend and Marjorie E. Cunningham, 21, Rodman; Percy G. Roskamp, 24, Belmond and Pearl R. DeBoer, 22, Hollandale. Jan. 13 — Louie L. Sweers, 24, Britt and Joan L. Schoby, 18. Britl; James H. Kuchenreuther, 19, Algona and Shirley Smith, 17, Wesley. Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) for C O Isaacson, 87, at the McCuIloufih funeral chapel at 10 a. m. Mr. Isaacson, who had been ill following a stroke, died Jan. 14 at his home in east Algona. Following the services here, the body will be taken to Stratford, Iowa 'or burial. Carl Oscar Isaacson was born Aug. 22, 18C2 in Sweden. He came o Iowa in 1889 and to Algona May 1, 1940 after retiring from his arm. He was united in marriage to Cmma Fosberg in Chicago abou 15 years ago and to this union ix children were born. Surviving are his wife, twi laughlers, Mrs. Otlo Westling o Algona and Mrs. J. Anderson o; .one Rock, Iwo sons, Arlhur o Stratford and Wallace of Boone "•"wo sons preceded him in death Rev. Kingma of Lone Rock will >e officiating clergyman here anc Rev. Heddel will have charge o the Stratford services. 4 In Hospitals After Weekend Auto Mishaps Five Injured In Wesley Crash; Boy Hurt While Sliding Nine persons were injured in four accidents in this area, four of them seriously, in the past three days. Poor visibility and icy roads were responsible for thrpp of them. Three of five persons injured in a crash at an interseclion of coun- ly roads, 2Vi miles north of Wesley early Saturday afternoon, were in the Park Hospital, Mason City, and reported doing as well as could be expected considering their condition. An Algona youth was also seriously injured, in a mishap here. Both Cars Swerved Involved in the crash north of Wesley were cars driven by Donald E. Bentele, 21, of near Wesley, and John Harringa, 49, also from near Wesley. The accident happened at the corner where Wesley twp. school No. 7 is localed. Benlele was driving a 1947 Plymouth, going east, and Harringa, with his wife and four children in the car, was driving a 1940 Ford, going south. Each driver saw the olher loo lale lo avoid a crash, and each swerved his car at the last minute, according to Slale Highway Palrolman Ward Allen, who was called lo Ihe scene. Benlele suffered head and abdominal injuries, and Mrs. Harringa. 41, suffered a fractured pelvis and head injury. A daughter. Shirley, 13, had hip and leg Injuries and a fractured face bone. MX. Harringa, his daughters Dolores and Leona. age IS and 20, and • ton. Roger, wen IMS serf, ouslr Injured, although ~ American P-O-W's Can Claim Pay Former American prisoners ol war and civilian internees ol World War II can now file claims for compensalion under Ihe War Claims Acl of 1948. This acl provides $1 a day for each day a member of the U. S. Armed Forces was held prisoner of war in an any theater, if the enemy failed to supply the amount or quality of food required under the Geneva Convention of 1929. In case of the death of a prisoner of war, certain survivors are entitled to the benefit. Prisoners of war in all theaters are eligible. Internees only in the specified Pacific areas are eligible, not in the European theater. Cash for benefit claims will come of the War Claims Fund, which consists of liquidated enemy assets. Several claims already have been filed with the local V. F. W. Service Officer, H. S. Montgomery. A supply of blanks has been obtained from the V. F. W. Service Office at Des Moines to take care of this area. To Tour With Choir David Weisbrod, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter P. Weisbrod of Algona, will tour with Morningside college choir of Sioux City when it travels throughout the south and midwest Jan. 25 through Feb. 8. Nielsen Son Is In News Picture In a recenl issue of the Los Angeles Times, a picture of Jerome Nielson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Nielsen of Algona, is pictured, in connection wilh a polio case there. Jerome is a physical therapist in Los Angeles, and his work in that connection is largely with polio cases among children, where this special type of work has proven most beneficial. He is one of the few experts in this work in the country. boat, and Leon* » brofcen wrist. Roger and Mr. Harringa were bruised. Dr. Lee Snook of Wesley gave emergency treatment, and Bentele, Mrs. Harringa and Shirley were then taken to Park Hospital. Both cars were badly damaged. Bcntelo was Ihrown from his machine as is spun on Ihe highway, and he was Ihrown inlo he back end of the Harringa •ord. putting a big dent in the ar. Then he was caught between he rear bumper of his car and he fronl one of his own as the alter machine came out of its pin. Crash Near Titonka In a collision lhat was quite similar, Friday the 13th, a truck driven by Dick Baade of Titonka, and a car driven by George Sleeker, 21, Titonka, each riding alone, collided al another county road interseclion 2 miles nortli and 2Mj miles east of Titonka. Baade was driving a 1948 Studebaker Iruck owned by Ihe counly, and Sleeker was driving a 1949 Ford. Sleeker received bruises and cuts, but Barde was uninjured. Patrolman Allen also answered this call. Mrs. Harold Koppen and two children were in an accident 3 miles west of Lakota, on highway 9. last Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Koppen starled to Lakota to take her liltle daughter to a doctor's office. The machine skidded on icy paving and went into a ditch, throwing Mrs. Koppen out of the car. Neither she nor the children were seriously injured, although they suffered bruises and cuts. Sled Hits A Taxi Thomas Macumber, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Macumber of 302 E. Grove, suffered a skull fracture while sliding late Saturday afternoon. Tommy and a group of children were using south Dodge hill as a sled run and as he reached an .nterseclion near the bottom of the hill, his sled struck the front wheel of a Loebig Taxi, driven jy Clyde Lloyd. Tommy was rushed to St. Ann lospital where it was discovered le had a fractured skull. He was unconscious until Sunday morn- ng but is now reported to be dong well. Fortunately, the car did not run over the boy. Trips Over Dog, Ireaks A Hip Amos Krominga, 77. of Ti- lonka was hospitalized late Wednesday with a broken hip and shoulder after being knocked down by a dog. Krominga was on his way to the doctor's office in Titonka and was crossing the street when a big Labrador dog ran into his leg and upset him. After an examination in Ti- tcnko, Krominga was taken to Si. Aon hospital in Algona for treatment.

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