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By Russ Waller * * * Can't resist telling ihis little story. Seems that a car was backing into the ambulance entrance at s .;-.. Ann Hospital, and a man was sitting in the rear seat. Two men Were shoveling snow from a driveway, nearby, and as the car backed in, 'joth of them, dropped their shovels a~nd rushed to the ambulance entrance . . . "What does he need, wheel chair or table?" asked one of them of the car's driver, pointing meanwhile at the, man huddled in a big coat in the back seat ... the astonished driver then explained that he was a new father, come to gel the mother and baby, and that the man in the back seat was "Grandpa", and he was feeling very chipper, thank you. Another little hospital anecdote ... a middle-aged man was pacing a hospital corridor at St. Ann, his wife having just undergone serious surgery ... he paused a moment, then remarked: "This hospital is a REAL asset, isn't it." Yes, it is, and nobody fully realizes just what an asset it is until he or she needs its facilities in a hurry. * » * John McGuire was at the recent Denver Livestock Show, and had to walk on the shady side of the streets out there due to the unseasonable heat . . . then he returned to Algona, and walked right into 20 below lero weather and a snowstorm. * * « MAIL BAG: Had a nice letter from J. F. Jensen of Fenton, and among other things he said, and it's a good quotation: 'A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds. We won't tell you the exact reference, but Mr. Jensen is, we think, a republican and he was speaking about a certain democrat. * * * Swiped from the JayCee Bulletin: Fashion Note — There will be little change in men's pockets this year. . ...... ... . - " • • * Well, there's one comforting thing about it all, a recent release from the office of the treasurer of the State of Iowa shows a total of over 110 millions in the state treasury as of Dec. 31. But we'll bet a dollar to a doughnut that there will be no move, anywhere, from any direction, to reduce any form of taxation imposed by the state . . . the 110 million is state surplus alone. * • * A while back Sim Leigh, the sage of Irvington, cropped in and among other things asked us if we knew one single sentence that contained all the letters of the alphabet. He caught us with our think box slowed down at that point, and so we asked if HE knew of such a sentence. He did. The sentence: "PacK my box with five dozen liquor jugs." * * * Down in Cedar rtaplds a district judge has ruled that the sale of cigarettes may De made below cost, and that Iowa's law prohibiting such sales is unconstitutional. He added tnat if the act was upheld, it would or could similarly prevent anyone from selling anything at whatever price they chose. The state has announced it will appeal the decision. As Thomas Jefferson, bless his soul, once said, the best government is the least government, and maybe that applies to laws, too. * * * The FBI thoughtfully sent the Upper Des Moines the serial numbers on bills stolen from the Brink company in that Boston holdup . . . we're cheeking all bills from $50 on up that come over the counter. * • • That Battleship Missouri thing is getting beyond the joking stage . . . let's hope the high tide slated for Feb. 2 doesn't fail us ... we understand the army and air force boys are offering many "valuable" tips on how to do the job . . .including one to the effect that maybe the navy just better let it stay there and forget the matter. * * * Dr. Eddie Anderson is leaving Iowa . . . but his famous Iron Man team will remain as a long-remembered legend ... if you've forgotten who they axe. there's a nice color picture on the west wall in the Smoke Shop. * * * Alger Hiss, ex-dale department official, found guilty . . . it is hard to conceive of a man with his background being guilty Of selling out his country . . . why should he have done so.' ... the testimony of ai» admitted ex- Communist proved the crucifying testimony. If Hiss really is guilty, it is perhaps the deepest infiltration of subversive activity * • :t recorded in recent years . • • but we wonder! * * • Famous Last Line — If you don't have a rich relative YOU can name the baby anything you please. ESTABLISHED 1865 entered as second elan matter at the pftstofflce at Algont, Iowa. Nov. 1,1933, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1950 TWO SECTIONS-16 PAGES VOL. 85-NO. 4 Foes Of School Plan Gird For Fight Gefs 5 Year Sentence; Stole Watch In Jail Rezac Admits Theft; Was In Jail For Year First Jury Trial Of New Term To Start This Week Raymond Rezac, 43, who was sentenced to a year in the Kossuth county jail, several months ago, after a plea of guilty to a charge of breaking and entering, will not be finishing out his term here. Last Friday Rezac was sentenced to not to exceed five years in the state penitentiary on a charge of larceny, that sentence and the balance of his original sentence to be served concurrently. Rezac was charged with larceny in the new* case. He admitted stealing a gold watch, pocket watch, chain and cigarette lighter from Bernard Yeoman, in the county jail. A Previous Record Rezac, before being sentenced by Judge G. W. Stillman'in dis- rict court, said that being cooped up didn't agree with him, and that at times he felt like he wanted to tear off all his clothes. County Attorney Harold McNeriney said that Resac had a previou* record of serving time, chiefly in Nebraska, from which state be is now on parole. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst's jail is thus minus one steady inmate. He took Rezac to Fort Madison, Saturday. New Auditor Sworn In KATHLEEN McENROE, new county auditor, is pictured above as she took the oath of office, last week, following her appointment by the Kossuth Board of Supervisors. Henry Scheppman. chairman of the board, is conducting the ceremony. Other supervisors, left to right, are McDonald. Cosgrove, Kollasch and Quinn. (Algona Upper Des Moines flashfoio.) , -. _ In another OM* handled In, district court William Ryan of Wesley was fined $300 and costs on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He had been arrested Oct. 29 and bound over to district court after a preliminary hearing. An action for temporary alimony, brought by Luverne M. Caughey against Frank P. Caughey, was also heard by Judge Stillman. He ruled that the defendant should pay $100 attorney fees for the plaintiff's action, thus far, but that the present sum of $30 a week being paid by the defendant for the support of the plaintiff and their children should continue. The defendant is also providing fuel and a home for the family, despite the differences. A divorce was granted Robert M. Allbee from Irini Allbee, in a decree filed Jan. 25 by Judge Fred M. Hudson. The parties are from Swea City. The plaintiff said he and the defendant were married Jan. 4, 1949, at Newport, Rhode Island, and that the defendant was born at Linz, Austria, and is not a naturalized citizen. He charged cruel and inhuman treatment by the defendant. Damage Case Trial Alma Pearson, clerk of the district court, said thai the petit •jury was reporting today. No grand jury is reporting for the present term of district court here. First case up for trial is that of Robert J. Cunningham of Whittemore vs. Win. G. Becker Riverdale twp. This action involves a claim for damages resulting from an automobile accident, and selection of the jury to hear the case should be underway Wednesday unless the matter is settled out ot court. Car, Truck In Collision Here An icy road and poor vision caused a collision of a 1949 Mercury car and a trucK as they met at the underpass of the Northwestern railroad on Oak Street Monday morning shortly before noon. An Algona Implement Co. truck driven by Dick Young was going east on Oak street and Leroy Schiltz of Bancroft was driving west. As there is a bend just at the approach from either side, neither driver saw the other until they met at the underpass which is not wide enough for two vehicles to pass. The ice and snow also hindered complete control of the vehicles. Considerable damage resulted. Corn Sealers Meet A county meeting of PMA corn sealers has been called for Wednesday-, Feb. 1, at 1:30 at the Farm Bureau meeting room. Reinspection -of crops under seal will be discussed. Assessors For 1950 To Include New Names Field assessors for the year 1950 were announced today by Leo Immerfall, county assessor, as follows: City it Towns Assessor Myron Aldcrson — Joe CMOt*,*-. -^ . Robert ran? * ' Fenton — Mrs. Elsie Eigler Lakota — J. E. Smith Ledyard — J. E. Smith Lone Rock — A. D. Newbrough LuVerne — John Tiss Swea City — Charles Schemel Titonka — Robert Lang Wesley — Alf Studer Whittemore — Frank W. Elbert Townships Buffalo — Ernest Peterson Burt — Dean Andrews Cresco — John R Simon Eagle — Lloyd W. Thoreson Fenton — A. D. Newbrough Garfield — John Zeller German — Henry Mayland Jr. Grant — Leslie Mino Greenwood — Linus Vaske Harrison — Richard M. Anderson Hebron — Helmer Hauge Irvington — L. C. Hutchini Ledyard — Leander Vaske Lincoln — Helmer Hauge Lotts Creek — Hugo J. Faulstick LuVerne — G. M. Will Plum Creek — Arthur A. Olsen Portland — Harry N. Christensen Prairie — L. C. Hutchins Ramsey — Leo Nurre Riverdale — John Zeller Seneca — Joseph D. Crowley Sherman — Loren Larson Springfield — Helmer Hauge Swea — Richard M. Anderson Union — D. C. Gardner Wesley — Dale H. Struthers Whittemore — Lester G. Fuchsen Sweo's Fund For Band Is Past $500 Swea City — Mrs. G. W. Johnson, president of the Music Boosters club, announces that the drive for funds to buy new band uniforms has resulted in an excess of $500 being contributed, as of Jan. 24.. Contributions hay* been mostly from town'thus far. and 6ra eoBtrlftufiMw *»U swell this fetal. A total of $1.250 is. needed toward she necessary $3,000. total purchase price. Each uniform will cost SSO.SO, and delivery can be made in four to eight weeks. The plan is to order 50 band suits, four Iwirler suits, a drum, majorette outfit and director's uniform. District V.F.W. To Algona, May 7 _ Algona will be host to the sixth district convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on May 7. At a winter district meeting, held Sunday at Webster City, the bid of Post 2541, Algona, to play host tp the spring convention, was accepted by district representatives. The local post had the second largest delegation present at the Webster City meeting. Attending from here were R. B. Waller, po.it commander, H. S. Montgomery, post quartermaster, Herman Duden, Ed Morris, Maurice Bartholomew, John Dunn, Curtis Chapin, Willard Ziegler, Tim O'Brien, Harold Mount, Bob Schoby and Tony Plemel. Four Licenses To Wed Issued Jan. 26 — James Laubenthal, Bancroft, and Rosella Hellman, Lakota; Amos Kessel, Elmore, Minn., and Helen Johnson, Ledyard. Jan. 27 — Howard A. Forsberg and Esther Haynes, both Algona. The couple were married the same day by Rev. O. W. Brand of Algona. Jan. 28 — Irene Youngwirth, Whittemore, and Richard Kohl- naas, Livermore. License 41 New Vehicles In Week The lure of new cars has not' diminished in this area. Forty-two new vehicles were licensed last wee* in Kossuth county, for the highest total in a long, long time. New cars or trucks licensed were as follows: Chevrolets — Fred, M. A. and Max Bartholomew, (truck), Algona; L. E. Colwell, LuVerne; Arthur L. Eden, Titonka; Wm. J. Erpelding, Algona; Louis Kaphengst, Elmore; Prank M. Meyer, Wesley; Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Co., Algona, (truck); A. E. Weaver, Lakota. Fords — Eugene C. Beenken, Titonka; Wm. F. Blome, Elmore, (truck); Frank Dontje, Swea City (pickup); Alfred Fehr, West Bend; Christ Gelhaus, Ledyard; Gerald Jentz, Fenton; Kent Wheeler Mfg. Co., .Algona, three truckfc; Irvin Koppen, Lakota; Edwin F. Mino, Algona, (pickup); Charles Nelson, Corwith; A. D. Newbrough, Lone Rock; M. J. Pfeffer, Algona; George Ricke, Titonka; Matt Streit, Algona; Luke Youngwirth, Wesley. Chrysler — Raymond Berte, LuVerne; Herman J. Studer, Corwith. Studebaker — George Bruellman, Ottosen. Buick — Chet R. Cook, Algona. Mercury — Paul Dettman, Algona; Raymond Kramer, Algona; Sam Shipler, Whittemore. Pontiac — Leona Dorons, Wesley. Plymouth — Emil Hansen, Algona; E. A. Junkcrmeier, Burt; Oliver Lee, Ottosen; Arthur Peterson, Tivonka; Bert Putzstuck, LuVerne; Vincent Wilson, Whittemore. Nash — Charles Hanson, Algona. Dodge — Ben fsebrand, Titonka. CMC Truck — J. C. Mawdsley, Algona. Legion Assembles Blood Type Data The "Blood Type" committee of Hagg-Turner Post of the American Legion is mailing cards to members whose blood types do not now appear on. the records established by the local post a year ago, according to Chuck Paxson, adjutant. The system was set up originally in response to a number of requests for particular blood, Creameries In County Holding Yearly Sessions Burt, Titonka And Ledyard Met Last Saturday; Wesley, 4th Saturday, Jan. 28, was the date lor several annual meetings of Kossuth county cooperative creameries. The annual meeting of the Algona Cooperative Creamery has been set for Thursday, Feb. 9, M. P. Christiansen, secretary, has announced. This meting will be held at 7:30 p. m. in the high school auditorium, and a fine program of entertainment is planned for the occasipn. BURT CREAMERY REELECTS TWO DIRECTORS Burt — The Burt Cooperative Creamery held its annual meeting last Saturday afternoon at the school. Herman Soderberg, president, presided. Henry Smith, secretary and treasurer, read the minutes of the last meeting, and Richard Potter, creamery manager, gave his annual report. Charles Thatcher of West Bend, vice president of Iowa State Brand Creameries, addressed the group on creamery problems and cooperative enterprises. A brief discussion of the year's business was given by Wayne Keith. Herman Soderberg and Leon, ard^Dittmer,' .directors, wb( "farms were expiring, were 14 reeledted. "'" Don Kruger, second man at the creamery, is leaving the creamery after Feb. 15. He will farm near Sheldon. Reorganization of the creamery board and election of officers from the board members will take place in the near future. There was a good turnout for the annual meeting, and a satisfying year was reported. 30 AT TITONKA CREAMERY ANNUAL MEETING With an attendance of about 30, the annual meeting of the Ti- i.onka Cooperative Creamery was icld last Saturday in-the Tyke Theatre. Andy Krominga, manager, gave a report which snowed approximately 300,000 Ibs. of butter manufactured during the year 1949, a little larger volume than was the case in 1948. Ernest Smith, state creamery nspector, was a guest speaker. Chris Brandt, only director whose term was up, was reelected as a director, and Ernest Hanson, able secretary, was also reelected. WESLEY MEETING SLATED FOR FEB. 4th Wesley — The annual meeting of the Wesley Cooperative Creamery is to be held in the Le- jion Hall, Saturday, Feb. 4. Leo Benson, manager of the Iowa State Brand creamery of Mason -ity, will be present, and with Tolmer Hansen, chairman of the x>wa Dairy Commission, will be the guest speakers. LEDYARD CREAMERY HEETING HELD JAN. 28 Ledyard — The annual meeting >f the Ledyard Creamery was leld last Saturday, with a fine crowd present. Organization mat- .ers for the coming year were landled, reports given, and a fine unch was enjoyed at the conclusion of the meeting. , 20 Below Here Season's Coldest Coldest weather of the winter struck Kossuth county during the >ast week. Friday's low of 20 below was the bottom record, with five out of the past seven days having readings of well below zero, according to Harry Nolle, official weather man here. The week's weather: Date H L Jan. 25 (.68) 15—8 Jan. 26 —4 —17 Jan. 27 22 —20 Jan. 28 37 11 Jan. 29 11 —12 Jan. 30 5 —16 Forecast for the balance of this week was slightly moderating temperatures, and probably snow. Lyle Rodd Resigns As Secretary Of C. Of C Lyle Rodd, secretary of the Algona Chamber of Commerce, resigned his position, at a special meeting of the board of directors of the organisation called Monday afternoon by • President W. H. Sharp. Mr. Rodd Came to Algona from Grundy Center, where he was formerly sheriff of Grundy county, and also secretary of the Grundy Center Commercial Club. He intends to remain in Algona and will be connected with Bradley Bros. No successor has been chosen. .The resignation will be come effective March 17, the day following the annual meeting and election of the Chamber of Commerce. 2 Farm Sales In Paper Today; Four This Week Two farm sales and one purebred gilt sale Will be found advertised in today's Algona Upper Des Moines. One postponed farm sale which ran into hard luck in last week's Wednesday storm, will also be held this week. Sales dates now listed are as follow: Jan. 31, Tuesday — Lester Shumacher, % mile north of Catholic cemetery, northeast of Algona. Ad carried in last week's Upper Des Moines. Feb. 1. Wednesday — Fred J. Lenz postponed sale, 5 north and 2V4 west of LuVerne. Dale Yunge- b e rig, auctioneer; Livermore Bank, clerk. Ad last week. •A Feb. 1.. Wednesday — Shirley Beck, 2 wwt and, Vt north' of Swea City, ad In last week's Upper Dea Moines. " Feb. 2. Thursday — A. K. Johnson, 1% north and 1V6 west of Ledyard, closing out sale, horses, Holsteins, machinery and miscellaneous items. Fraser & Preston, auctioneer: Ledyard State Bank, clerk. Ad in today's Upper Des Moines. Feb. 8. Wednesday — Aaron Steussy, 1 north of LuVerne, complete closing out sale, cattle ind machinery, etc. Lou Matern St Herman Brummond, auctioneers. Ad in today's Upper Des Moines. Feb. 8, Wednesday — W. H. Helmke & Son, 2 north on 60, 1 east of Renwick, sale of 55 gilts. Ad in today's Upper Des Moines. John Hall and E. A. Nelson, auctioneers. Farm sales are fewer this sea- ion, and drawing buyers from a wider area. Upper Des Moines sale advertising reaches the heart of the farm sale customers over a wide area, and sale date listings are run without charge. See this newspaper if you plan-a sale. Deadline Today On 1950 Plates Today is the final day In which 1950 automobile license plates nay be procured from the county treasurer's office without penalty. The penalty that attaches after :oday is $1 a month. There was a big lineup, Monday, awaiting turn to buy new plates, and Bill Heller, deputy notor vehicle license clerk, and .he rest of Rosella Vbigt's crew n the treasurer's office, were on :he go steadily taking care of the last minute rush. Finds Half Of City's Street Is His Qwn Last Thursday's meeting of the Algona city council Honor Kresensky For Scout Duties At the annual meeting of the Prairie Gold Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, held Jan. 19 in Storm Lake, A. E. Kresensky of Algona was one of four men to receive the Silver Beaver award. The award, which is the highest one made to scout leaders, was presented by Harvey Kluckhohn, supt. of LeMars Public Schools, a vice piesident of the district Boy Scout council. The following citation was read as the presentation was made to Mr. Kresensky. "A. E. Kresensky, of Algona, is a former Troop Committeeman, District Committeeman, and is the past District Cnairman of the Kossuth District . . . "Not only has he been active for a number of years in Scouting but he has also headed the Kossuth County War Chest and other organizations of that type. As a token of appreciation of the committee to the wife of this veteran Scouter, Mrs. Kresensky was presented with a corsage, which was pinned on her by a young Cub Scout. still pondering the solution to a problem concerning one of the local streets. Or rather a thoroughfare thai the council thought was a street. It seems that one block, the north end of North Harlan St., so called, is actually not a street, and that one half of the area which has been called a street, is actually part of property owned by John Grolte. Mr. Groite himself only recently became aware of the fact, and on investigation found that his taxes in the past have included a tax on that portion of the "street" which is actually hi* property. He is seeking a redress from a tax standpoint. In the meantime, Mr. Grol- te fenced off that portion of the street which is not a street but is his property. This in turn resulted in passing motorists swinging over onto the one-half section of the street still op«n and owned by the city, but in so doing some of them have been driving over the parking on the Bert Palmer property. This, in turn, is not pleasing to Mr. Palmer, and he also has therefore filed a complaint on the situation with the city authorities. Anyone who can present the cily with an 'answer to this multi-headed problem will be welcome. Mayor B. P. Richardson stated Monday. The mayor was ill last Thursday and unable TO attend the council meeting, although ihp illness was not due to the puzzle of when is a street not a street. Breaks An Ankle Joan Scott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Stephenson, who is employed at James Drug, fell while returning from the courthouse, and broke her ankle. She was taken to St. Ann hospital. 2 Ik. 9 Oz. Baby Mr. and Mrs. Emmert Daugard of near Livermore are parents of a boy who weighed only 2 Ibs. 9','2 oz. at bit in. He is believed to be the smallest baby to survive birth at St. Ann Hospital. He is in an incubator. PHONE 1100-YOUR NEWSPAPER 375 At Lakota Rally Organize To Veto Change Set Up Permanent Committee From North County Area Lakota — It became evident, ast Thursday evening, that it is ;oing to be anything but smooth sailing for any plans to reorgan- ze the school districts of Kossuth county. A crowd estimated at 375 turn?d out at the Lakota gymnasium that evening to attend a meeting called for the purpose of organiz- 'ng against the proposed reorgan- zation of the county's school districts. The north section of Kossuth county had been slated for a possible vote on the question of reorganizing this year, and a postcard poll had been taken of citizens within the boundaries of the proposed- revised district. 14 Areas Represented At Lakota, 14 townships, independent and consolidated school districts were represented. Dr. H. H. Murray, president of :he Lakota school board, opened the meeting with some pertinent remarks relative to the reorganization plans and gave reasons why he was not in favor of the 'dea. With several other board mem- aers he said he had made an intensive investigation as to where the idea had its origin, and the answer seemed to be, he said, "from the top down, rather than from the people having asked for Rev. Roskamp of German Valley, in an unbiased short talk, drew some questions from the audience which, when answered by several brought but some of the points told at the Bancroft and Swea City meetings, held Jan. ,18, for She benefit. ol those. who had not attended thiive earlier meetings. Council Member's Views Ray McWhorter, a member of the newly appointed special advisory board from the 4th district, stressed the point that the aeople are not asking for this reorganization, but they are being old what to do. He said he felt that the people themselves were doing what reorganizing they felt necessary by closing country scnools of their own accord, and sending children o the nearest town scnools. He pointed out that in Kossuth Bounty the total rural schools lave dropped fron. 219 to only 74, in recent years. He also stated that the proposed plan for the new board would result in complete dictatorship, with loss of local control of schools and school policy. Mother's Viewpoint In general, the sentiment of the group at this meeting was to leave the schools atone, and the way the people want them. One woman said that from a mother's viewpoint she did not want her children taken away from home any more hours than necessary, and she did not want her children leaving earlier in the morning, coming home later at night, and then leaving again for evening hours of school activities at some distant point. To start the organization action in opposition to the proposed reorganization, each township or district present elected from its group one person 10 serve on a committee, to lead opposition to any change. Named On Committee The committee thus selected was as follows: Grant Consolidated — Lars Skaar. Springfield — Simon Blomo Hebron — Elmer Schaeffer Lincoln — Ahrend Hans Ledyard Consolidated — Glenn Wilson Ledyard Twp. schools — Fred Christ Lakota Independent — Robert Hamilton Greenwood — Albert Kollasch Bancroft Independent — Guy Hart Ramsey — Fred Pankuk German — George Sonnenberg Seneca — O. R. Patterson Lone Rock — I. A. Newbrough Portland — Earl Miller Lotts Creek — Ralph Walker Swea Twp. — Henry Irmiter Harrison No. 1 — Albin Menke Dr. Murray was elected as chairman of the group. Is Third Meeting The meeting at Lakota was called by opposing forces after two meetings were held Jan. 18, one at Bancroft and one at Swea City, to talk over plans for reorganization of the north Kossuth district. Ai these meetings, speakers were present from outside the (Continued on Page 6)

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