The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 24, 1950 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 24, 1950
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X Dept, of History and Archives Des Moines 19, Iowa By Russ Waller * * * Down at Corwith, scouts tell us that Stan Greiner is using his spare time to completely rebuild an old school bus into a traveling palace for use on fishing and hunting trips . . . jt will have bunks, a kitchen, and modern conveniences . . . drive in beside your favorite fishing or hunting spot, put on the brake, and there you are . . . also sounds like the ideal solution for large families where you don't dare leave the kids in an attached trailer alone. These things happen ... at a recent parly which got rather gay, one young lady in a carefree moment handed one of her earrings to a passing male guest and asked him to keep It for her ... he absent-mindedly put it in his pocket ... a couple of days later he also absent-mindedly pulled some things out of his pocket, including the earring, in the presence of his wife ... things are calmed down now, so they tell us, the earring has been returned, all is well, but the moral seems lo be never to help a damsel in distress. * * * The V.F.W. Auxiliary is planning on a revival soon of the Baked Bean Suppers, held unlil a few years back by the Women's Relief Corps but abandoned when thai group's membership dropped to nil. Date sel is Feb. 15, right between the birthdays of Washington and Lincoln, bolh greal bean eaters, Ihey tell us. » * • Things seldom get monotonous around the Upper Des Moines plant. Last week we had (a) one fellow go to the Veterans Hos- pilal where he is incarcerated for a few days, (b) another of Ihe boys gol married, and (c) a Ihird became Ihe falher of a new baby girl. * * * Speaking of births, if you gave a newborn baby Ic at birth, and double the amooni , , ei each birthd**. how much - would the jbibr be wwrtfi e* * the eg. of 21? Russell Shipler, Burl, losl a billfold at the Barry Recreation, said billfold containing around $400. A short time later, Dick McGinnis, 17, found the billfold back of a pool lable and returned same lo Ihe counter, and hence back lo Shipler. » • * Beth Annisv tells this one. A patron approached the library desk and remarked "There is a book I'd like to read, but I don't remember the exact title, but I think it is 'Red Flannels and White Underwear," " Miss Anais thought this over n minute and produced "Red Flannels and Green Ice," by Arthur Pocock . . . it was the right book. Speaking of books, we tackled one of Ihose pocket 25c mystery yarns Ihe other evening. Four people were murdered before the final page, and in the smash-bang summary wilh Ihe innocent proven innocenl and Ihe guilty exposed, darned if Ihe aulhor didn'l completely forget to clear up Ihe mystery of who committed Ihe first murder. * • • Children up in Lolls Creek don't have to be convinced about the early day history of Kossuth county . . . pupils of Lotts Creek school No. 4 have on display on their science shelt some buffalo bones found by several of the pupils recenlly in lhal area. The bones will be, or have been taken to the stale historical building in Des Moines lo be classified by ex- perls. » * * If anyone fails to find a recreational spot on Saturday nights in this area, it isn't because the American Legion, Moose Lodge, V.F.W., Country Club, and Plantation Ballroom aren't trying . . . Places lo go on Saturday night we ot longer hard to find in these here parts. * * » One gent of our acquaintance made a real windfall ... his brother-in-law outgrew some shirts he had, so Ihe Iransfer of eighl of Ihese vilal clothing essentials resulted, and are still going strong. * • • Evelyn Cady had a hard time last week handling her local and society news . . . she had a litlle eye Irouble, and had lo awail arrival of a new pair of glasses before she could really make her typewriter sizzle again with local goings on ... things are back to normal this week, we hope, Evelyn. « * • They say the 1.400 crew members in Ihe USS Missouri are having Ihe lime of their lives, as the big battlewagon sils on Ihe mud in Chesepeake Bay. Bui we'll bet the officers, especially the navigating officers, are having anything but fun. t * « Famous Last Ltoe — How fur away it March IS? ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second claw matter at the postottlce at Altfoni. lows, NOV. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1950 THREE SECTIONS-18 PAGES VOL. 85-NO. 3 Sexton Folks Speak Their Minds Sexton— When most motorists driving along highway 18 notice the 45 mile per hour speed limit sign approaching Sexton, they wonder why the slow sign and if anyone lives there. Sexton people are getting a little fed up with this viewpoint. The people who live in Sexton are gainfully employed. Mrs. Drusie Noble is postmistress and runs the general store. August Kirschbaum and son Leo run a garage. Martin Mimbach is manager of the Moore and Moore lumber yard. Wilford Ward is manager of the Federal North Iowa Grain Co., and M. D. (Red) Baker buvs hogs, and L. A. Copp is station agent for the Milwaukee Road and says that' in the past year Mr. Ward has shipped 93 cars of grain, Baker has shipped 24 cars of hogs, and there were 12 cars of cattle shipped by various stock men, among them Carl Paetz, Glenn Gabrielson, J. C. McEnroe, Randall Clark and the Yanser Brothers. And when the old gas wagon is getting empty, Roy Hansen and Bernard Weaver have the best gas in the east part of Sexton, while KirschbaUm sells the best on the west side. And not to be forgotten is the little white church by the side of the highway, which can be seen for some distance down the road. So the next time you hear someone making a wisecrack about Sexton or its speed limit signs, give a thought to the fact that it may not be the largest place in the area, but it's just as important to those who live there as is New York to a New Yorker. Action, As Burt Beats Lakota Action! This picture was taken Saturday night at the Burt gymnasium as Burt high school's girl cagers won the county title from Lakota. The picture was taken by Glenn Graham of Russell Studios, Algona. For a full account of the game, and other county sports, turn to page one, second section. Next Week To Bring Several f. .;;:,•». :* _;* Sale dates listed for Ihe near fulure in Ihe Kossuth counly area are as follows: Jan. 25 — Wednesday — Fred J. Lenz, 2 soulh and 3 east of Irvington, or 5 north and 2V4 west of LuVerne. Machinery, 22 head of good livestock and other items are offered. Dale Yungeberg is auctioneer, arid the Livermore Bank is clerk. Ad in last week's Upper Des Moines. Jan. 27. Friday — M. H. Peterson, purebred gilt sale at Algona Auction Co. barn, 2 p. m. Ad in today's Upper Des Moines. Jan. 30. Monday — Elmer M. Jasperson, 2 west and 5V4 south of Buffalo Center, or 2V4 east and 4% north of Tilonka, complete closing oul sale, slarting a 1 p.m. Details elswhere in ad in today's Upper Des Moines. R. T. De Vries & Sons will be auctioneers, and the Security State Bank, Algona, will clerk the sale. Jan. 31, Tuesday — Lester Schumacher, "6 east and % north of Algona, or Vt north from Calh- olic cemelery on highway 18, slarting al 1 p. m. Line of machinery, horses and miscellaneous. Lou Matern, auclioneer; Farmers State Bank, Whitlemore, clerk. Ad in today's Upper Des Moines. Feb. 1, Wednesday — Shirley Beck, 2 wesl and Vt north of Swea City. Ad in today's Algona Upper Des Moines. Feb. 8, Wednesday — Aaron W. Steussy, 1 north of LuVerne, complete closing out sale. Lou Matern and Herman Brummond, auctioneers. List your sale date early with this paper to prevent conflicts. There are fewer farm sales this season, so folks are anxious to know where they* are and will drive farther to attend. January Term Court Is Open; Jury Jan. 31 Judge Stillman On Bench; No Grand Jury Necessary The January term of Kossuth district court opened Monday, with Judge G. W. Stillman on the bench. Judge Stillman set the first cases for trial, and, established time for hearings on' other matters, in a conference with local attorneys, Monday afternoon. No grand jury is being called for this term, but the petit jury is to report next Tuesday morning. Two Trial Cases Firsl cases up for trial before a iury will be those brought by J. 3. Lowe as receiver for the old Swea City elevator, against R. D. Smith as defendanl in one case, and Robert S. Cummings as de- fendanl in another. Bolh are matters over accounts. A non-jury case, that of the Edward P. Marlow estate against the Farmers Elevator of Zell, S. D., is also slated to be heard within the next week. Restraining Order Judge Stillman also signed restraining order in a case brought by Elsie A. Romer against Oscar Romer. The plaintiff asked the order to restrain the defendant from entering Ihe home in Algona, and the homes of Ernest Haack, Livermore, or Emil Haack, Lone Rock, until further order. The local bar is quite busy al this time with income tax matters, and it did not appear likely that this court term would be a heavy one so far as trying ol cases is concerned. DISTRICT COURT JURY TO REPORT-JAN. 31 The following is a list of the Petit Jurors for the Kossuth Jan uary. 1950 term of court. They are ' - service on," ' Kathleen McEnroe New County Auditor E. W. Abbott Algona Stella Arndorfer St. Benedict Anton Becker Bode Robert Bolenius Wesley Glenn Burt Armstrong —•—-«—«»-••**»•» play an important and colorful part in all basketball games, and Lakota high sent the above five girls into action during Ihe counly lourney, at Burt last week. Piclured, left to right, are Janice Miller, Marcella Sleeker, Marlyss Johnson, Diane Schroeder and Gertrude Sleeker, The Sleeker girls are sisters. Photo by Glenn Graham. Mrs. Ringsdorf Rites Wednesday Word was received here Saturday that Mrs. Tressie Ringsdorf, 83, had passed away in California that morning. Services have been set for 2:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Burt Presbyterian church. Mrs. Ringsdor* was the mother of eight children, who survive. They are Mrs. Wyott Stott (Elsie); Earl of Oregon; Mrs. Harry Cheever (Iva); Ross: Ted; Mrs. LeRoy Boetlcher (Verna); Mrs. Gerald Brace (Tressie) and Warren. , Several were wilh her during her last illness and will accompany the body home. Girl Break* Writf Lone Rock — Kay Geitzenauer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz Geitzenauer, had the misfortune lo break a bone in her wrist when she ran into the wall of the school gymnasium, Wednesday ol last week. Seth M. Jordan Rites, Irvington Irvington — Last rites were conducted Friday at the local Presbyterian church for Seth Martin Jordan. Mr. Jordan was born Nov. 6, 1867, near Bengham, 111., and passed away at his home in Irvington last Tuesday. He was 82 years of age. He lived in the community of Bengham for some years and came to Iowa in 1918, locating at Irvington in 1935. He was married at Bengham on Nov. 28, 1887, and last November Mr. and Mrs. Jordan celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. Mr. Jordon was affiliated with' the Baptisl church in Illinois and afler coming lo Irvington, became custodian of Ihe local church. He was a great lover of flowers and while, in Ihe service of Ihe local church, planted flowers surrounding the church property. He leaves to mourn his loss, besides his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Meta CulbertsOn, four grandchildren, and eight great- grandchildren. One brother, Alex Jordan, resides in Bengham. Final rites were conducted in the Laurel Hill cemetery of Irv- ingion. Rev. Gilbert Kuyper had charge of the service. Probe Break-In At Lone Rock Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was investigating a break-in at the Lone Rock Cooperative Elevator, this morning (Tuesday). Bernard Reilly, elevator employee, discovered the break-in when he went to work. The u j iT OOJr °* * ne c ° m P an y office had been broken open, pacers were scattered around the office, put nothing seemed to be missing, otherwise. Mr. Geitzenauer, elevator manager, was in Des Moines attending a convention of elevator men. Ex-School Bus Has New Job Whittemore — Whitte. more's former school bus took on a new and different task, Monday, when Ralph Koppen and Clete Mueller purchased the bus from John Van Heise. The new owners made immediate use of the bus at the Charles Brewer farm sal., where it served as a lunch wagon. The 1929 Chevrolet is completely equipped with facilities for dispensing hot sandwiches and coffee. Mueller stated thai Monday was just a beginner, as they have three more sales lined up. Since its decommissioning as a school bus about two years ago, it served many a day in a hunting and fishing trip. Organize F.F.A. Chapter At Swea Swea & Eagle — Al a meeling held Jan. 16 al Ihe Swea Cily school, a new Fulure Farmers of America meeling was organized and received ils charier from Ihe slate and nalional federalion. A program of work and activity has been outlined. Annual dues are $1 to Ihe slate treasury. The program committee for the next meeting next month will be Richard Sykes, Richard Roalson and Frank Bauer. Bancroft Student St. Thomas Grad Bancroft — Harold Hamilton is one of 90 seniors who will graduate at the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Jan. 26, in the school's first formal mid-year class exercises in its history. A solemn high mass will be celeorated in Ine college chapel at 8:30 a. m. that day. Harold is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Hamilton. William L. Champion Algona L. A. Copp Algona Glen Crilly Algona Lester Defioll Algona R. J. Doyle - Bancroft Etta Edwards .. Buffalo Center Geo. S. Elbert Whitlemore John A. Erickson Swea Cily Peter Erpelding _ _ Bode Genevieve Graham Burl C. M.^Gross Lone Rock Rudolph Harig Algona John K. Harms Burl Eldon Heetland Lakola Clem Heiar Bancrofl Irwin Hildman Wesley Johannah Jansen Lakota Rozella Janssen Lakota Emma Kueck Lone Rock Fred Langerman Swea City Thomas Loats Tilonka Melvin Logeman . Elmore, Minn. L. A. Malern Algona Albert Melzgar Lone Rock Ferdinand Mueller, Jr. ._ Fenlon G. O. McFarland .__ _ Burt Zelda McGuire Algona Herman Neitzel Burt Mary Neuroth Algona Carl Nielsen Armslrong William Olio Algona N. A. Pingel Ledyard Earl Preslon Armslrong Andrew Reding Algona Susie Reding Ottosen Jesse Reynolds Algona Beth Scheme! _ Algona Gertrude Schilmoeller ._ Algona Doris Schultz Lone Rock Mall J. Selzer Algona Caroline Sleussy LuVerne Aug. F. Sluder CorwilH Tom Trenary Burt J. H. Zanke Burt Loan Ass'n Has New Name And New President At the annual meeting of the Algona Federal Savings & Loan Ass'n, held at the offices here, lasl Wednesday, Ihe official name of Ihe associalion was changed lo Home Federal Savings & Loan Ass'n. The change was made, il was slated, because of Ihe facl lhal Ihe organization does a large volume of business in a territory greater than Algona, and because of this wider scope of activily, Ihe new name is deemed more appropriate. Al the same meeting, C. R. La Barre was named as president Df the organization, succeeding H. R. Cowan. Mr. Cowan was rfamed as chairman of the board of directors. Murray Mowers was named as secretary, succeeding Mr. LeBarre. Terms of Ihree directors expired, and Ihey were all re-elected. They are Herman Hauberg, M. G. Norton and G. W. Stillman, Carryover directors are H. LaBarre, Shumway. 2 Foxes, 1 Shot, By Chet Robinson Four Corners — Chet Robinson saw two foxes playing in his yard, last week Deciding thai this was carrying things too far, he took his gun and walked through the corn field looking for them. He spotted them, and came up to them against the wind, they stood up and looked at him. At that point he let fly — and got both of them with one shell. He was surprised, and the foxes probably were too. The foxes had been taking chickens, and their departure was welcome. Bormann Boy Wounded By Slug From Gun ' Maurice Bormann, 14, son of Charles Bormann. who farms 3Vi miles south of Whitlemore, was P. Weaver, anc G. D. Annual reports were presented, and approved. Assels of the association showed approximately $400,000 increase in Ihe pasl year. Cafe Here Sold To Johnstons Mr. and Mrs. R. A. ("Bob") Johnston, who recently sold their European Hotel, have returned to Willie Wong family, former own ers, was announced Saturday. The cafe will be closed one week for inventory and re-organ izalion and will open nexl Monday. The Johnstons, at loss for a name until this morning, have decided to call it "Johnston's Cafe". They will specialize in their well-known home-made pies and soups and family style cook- ng. Mrs. May Miller Of Algona Dies Mrs. May Miller, mother of Mrs. rlaurice Bartholomew of Algona, passed away at the home of her laughter here, Monday, afler a ingering illness. Funeral services on's gun pierced his leg. Discharge of the weapon was accidental. Maurice was with four other voung friends, Tiunting rabbits The group stopped on the bank ol a creek to examine something and when the boys retrieved their guns, one of tnpm nccidentally went off. The slug entered the fleshy part of Maurice's leg, abov the knee. The hoy was taken to the of fice of Dr. J. S. Devine in Whitte more, where the slug was remov ed. Maurice is now at home'' in bed, recovering the mihhap daughter of Mr, Bormann. will be held Mrs. Frideres, 66, Rites At St. Joe Mrs. John Frideres, 66, passed away Saturday evening at the family farm home at St. Joe. She is survived by her husband and six children, Victor of Algona, Prosper of St. Joe, Leo and Matt of Algona, Norbert of St. Joe, and Mrs. Lawrence Kirsch of Whhlemore. Brolhers and sisters surviving are John, Malt, Henry and Joe Faber, all of the Algona area, and two sisters, Mrs. Joe (Theresa) Wilger, and Mrs. Veronica Roelh- ler. Funeral services were held at 9 a. m. Tuesday at St. Joe Catholic church, with Falher TheoboJd officiating. The Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Frideres was born Feb. 23, 1883, at St. Joe, daughter of a pioneer family. Her maiden name wax Katherine Faber. She was married to John Frideres at St. Joe in 1907, and had lived there continuously since. Pallbearers were Alvin Faber, Joseph Faber, George Faber, Alfred Miller, Harold Roethler and Edmond Frideres. Thursday, Jan. 26, al 2 p. m. al he Congregalional church, wilh Rev. Hallauer officialing. Ar- angements are by McCulloughs. Mrs. Miller was born April 15, 865. Martha May Potler was a daughler of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Poller. On Dec. 20, 1885, she was rriarried lo Lee F. Miller, who ireceded her in dealh on Jan. 3, 915. She was Ihe molher of three hildren, two of whom survive ler, Orrie Lee of Livermore, and Mrs. Bartholomew (Leona May). Other surviving members of her immediate family are a granddaughter, Mrs. Belty Miller White of Livermore, a grandson, Max R. Bartholomew, and two greal - granddaughters, Trudy Irene and Gail Ann Bartholomew. There are several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Miller, or "Grandma" as she was known to a host of friends and neighbors, had been a semi-invalid for the past 12 years, and had been cared for in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Bartholomew. Her happiest years during her months of invahdism were visits from her friends and family, and especially the visits of her granddaughters. Mrs. Mayme Kunz Dies, Long Beach Mrs. Mayme Kunz, wife of the late Henry Kunz of Wesley, died Monday, Jan. 16 al Long Beach, Cal., following a heart attack. Burial was al Long Beach. Mrs. Kunz was a daughler of Ihe lale Mr. and Mrs. Hughj McCulcheon, who lived in Wesley many years. Following Ihe dealh of Mr. Kunz some 10 or 12 years ago, Mrs. Kunz and her mother went to Long Beach, which has since been her home. Mr. Kunz was a member of Ihe Kunz Grain Co. al Wesley. Surviving Mrs. Kunz are a son and a daughter, Clare of St. Paul, and Ivyl Marie, who is a nurse, employed by one of the airlines in Long Beach. Mrs. Julius Kunz of Algona is a sister-in-law. Short Circuit Cuts Juice Here Electric power in a square ilock of the Algona business sec- ion was shut off for about two lours, Monday morning, due to a short circuil in an underground power cable. The area without electricity ivas the block including Ihe post iffice, S. & L. store and Iowa heatre. City Supt. C. U. Pollard said hat the underground cable will wobably be replaced with a permanent overhead line. In the meantime, city workmen coiv itructed a temporary overhead line which began supplying juice again about the middle of Monday morning. County Board Picks Former Algona Woman Has Been Chicago Hotel Manager Past 8 Years Kathleen McEnroe, daughter of Jim McEnroe of Algona, was named as Kossuth county auditor at a meeting of the county board of supervisors, last Wednesday. She was selected from a list of six applicants. Appointment of a new auditor became necessary when Leo Immerfall, auditor for the past several years, resigned to accept the post of county assessor. To Meet Wednesday Miss McEnroe could not bo reached, Monday, for a statement, ' but the board of supervisors have a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, and it is expected that the new auditor will meet with them at that time, and post the necessary bonds' in connection with that position. The new auditor is 49 years old. She is a graduate of Algona high school, and from the C. C. C. C. business school in Des Moines. For eight years she was credit manager of the S. Joseph & Sons Jewelry store in Des Moines, and for one year secretary of the board of control in connection with the state government in Des Moines. Secretary la Chicago Following that, Miss McEnroe was a secretary in the office of the county auditor of Cook coun- hich includes Chicago. brrayw ' •riei' MMHaJ «tr. ; secretary of the Medinah Club in ty. 111., Their Chicago, which is now the New Sheraton hotel, and until last July she was manager of the Parkway Hotel at 2100 Lincoln Parkway, west, Chicago, a position she held for eight years. 1 4 Other Candidates Other candidates for the office were Arlan Alderson, Algona; Joyd Klston, formerly of Burt and now of Algona; Verle Harlan, Algona; and Wm. J. Becker, Algona. ohn Beslenlehner, first candi- lale lo file, announced the withdrawal of his name as a cnndi- late last week, lo enter private usiness in Algona. Wesley To Open Library Room Wesley — The first meeting of Ihe new Community Library Board was held Wednesday at the Exchange State Bank. J. A. Riggs was elected president of the board, Mrs. Charles Nyeaard was named vice president, Mrs. L. L. Lease is secretary and Mrs. L. J. Root is treasurer. Mr. Root has donated the use of a room over his store for the library room, and volunteer workers are cleaning up Ihe room. Those having books to donate are asked to bring them to the new library room Saturday, Jan. 28, or lo call Mrs. L. L. Pfeffer and a youth group will call for them. Books are badly needed. LuVerne Folks Get Hawaii Call LuVerne — Mr. and Mrs. Herman Him Jr., received a telephone call Friday evening, Jan. 13, from their son, J. D. (Junior) Hmz, in Honolulu. Junior, a storekeeper third class, has been transferred from the P. C. 1546 to L. S. T. 859. He said to tell all his friends "hello" and lhal he was hoping lo be home in three months. It has been two home. years since he was VFW Post After District Meet Algona's Veterans of Foreign Wars post is sending a delegation to a district meeting at Webster City, Sunday, Jan. 29, to issue an invitalion lo olher V.F.W. posls to hold the spring district convention in Algona. Bob Schoby, Herb Montgomery and Roger Benson are a committee of three making plans for issuing of the invitation. About 15 members are expected to represent the Algona post. Any V.F.W. member desiring to go lo Websler City is asked to register his name with Tim O'Brien at the clubroom, and be on deck at 10 a. m. Sunday for departure lo Webster City. Measles and Flu Attacking Lakota Lakota — Measles have been running riot among children here the past week, and adults, as well as children, have been and still are down with flu, among them being Elton Head, Lauren Thompson, Mrs. L. A. Nitz, little Mike Buckels, Georgie Weringa, who had pneumonia, but is improving. Jim Sheridan, 86, Has A Part/ Bancroft — , Tony Meyer and on, Irvin of Waterloo, spent the first of the week here with relatives and helped Jim Sheridan celebrate his 86th birthday. Tony, for many years a resident here, comes every year for Mr. Sheridan's annual birthday party. PHONE 1100-YOUR NEWSPAPER

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