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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 14, 1950
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X Dept. of History and Archives Des Moines 19, Iowa -' •» 275 At Second Rally Of Foes To Redistricf ing Bancroft Meeting Frames Resolution Of Opposition Bancroft — Opponents of the proposed school reorganization plan held another meeting, here, last Thursday evening in the Bancroft school auditorium. _ Purpose of the meeting was to discuss the proposed changes and to formulate a definite policy to present to the voting public prior to the coming March 13 election. A postcard survey is being made at the present time by the office of the county superintendent of schools as to whether or not voters in the north end wish to ballot on the school question. March 13. Compile 20 Objections No) special speakers were presented. Dr. H. H. Murray of Lakota, county chairman of the group opposing any changes in the school setup, presided at the meeting. G. D. Hart of Bancroft presented a list of 20 reasons why the school change should be opposed. Briefly, the plan would centralize the present county high school system into fewer and larger units. Several of the 275 persons present expressed their opinions on the subject. ____ Adopt Resolutions """ The meeting resulted in adoption of a resolution, as follows t "We believe in better education, but we believe it can best be accomplished in the schools as they are now located, and under the direction and supervision of the local boards of education. "We believe that the high schools, as they now exist in Kossuth county, have done and will continue to do. an unusually good job of preparing our young people for college entrance and for, a useful and successful civic, social and economic life." POSTCARD SURVEY FINDS MOST OPPOSE VOTE A. £. Laurltzen, county superintendent of schools, said Monday that of the 275 postcards mailed out to residents chosen at random from the north end of Kossuth county, asking their views with regard to school redistricting, between 85 and 90 had been returned as of -Monday morning. The sentiment wo* ovefwhelm- iofjly against having the matter brought to "« *tte at the school election on March 13, ha said. John Ferguson New President Algona J.C.C. John Ferguson, above, was elected president of the Algona JayCees for the coming year at the meeting held Wednesday night at the club rooms. Named as first vice-president was Bob LaBarre, and Art Od- gaard will serve as second vice president. New secretary-treasurer for the JayCees will be Neil Monaco. Five new board members were elected, with Paul Owens, Dr. L. L Snyder, Don Hutchlns, Leroy Lee and Lyle Rodd as new directors. pressed themselves as favoring * vote on the question. However, he said, In answer to the question pertaining to more study on the matter, and more public meetings and discussions, the vote was favorable to both points. Mr. Lauritzen also received a number of personal letters, he said. Milking Clinic Here Wednesday The prevention of mastitis and production of high quality milk economically will be two of the principal topics to be covered at the Better Milking Clinic at the Algona high school on Wednesday, Feb. 15, according to A. L. Brown, county extension director, who has been working on plans for the clinic for some time. The clinic, sponsored by the Iowa State College in cooperation with the county extension service, will provide a complete program, including actual demonstrations, discussions and moving pictures. In addition, there will be displays sent in by many dairy equipment companies, fully staffed with experts. Mr. Brown has announced that dairy husbandry, dairy industry and veterinary specialists will all participate in the program. Dairy farmers with specific problems will have an opportunity for personal interviews with any of the Iowa State specialists. The program will get underway at the high school at 10:00 a. m., and will close at 3:30 p. m. Nothing will be repeated on the program, according to Mr. Brown, so all can spend the whole day or any part of it at the clinic, as they see fit. Wive* are especially invited, as there will be demonstrations of new, easier methods of washing dairy utensils. City Chest Drive Netted $5,446 A total of $5,446.30 was collected in the 1949 Algona Community Chest drive. Joel M. Herbst. member of the committee stated \ Monday. As of Feb. 1, 1950, the following disbursements were made by the Community Chest committee: Expenses of drive — f 136.52 Algona polio fund — $1,250 USD, Des Moines office—$200 Algona Girl Scouts — $350 Cancer Fund — $500 Algona Boy Scouis — $'50 Algona Campfire Girls .. $100 Algona Playground fund—$500 Iowa Children's Home — $100 Algona Band Festival — $1,000 After these disbursements were made a total of $218.30 was on hand. Other members of the committee are R. W. McCullough, A E. Kresensky. L. S. Bohannon, L W. Nitchals, and L. B. Rodd. ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered aa second dan matter at the postotflce at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1,1932, und«f Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1950 3 SECTIONS-24 PAGES Plus 8 Pages Rural Gravure VOL. 85-NO. 6 Rural Youth Group Will Sponsor A Square Dance "Honor your partner, honor your corner, swing your • partner" is the call that will open the KGLO Square Dance for Koisuth County Rural Young People February 16 at the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake. Kossuth County's members will join 400 other HYP members from 12 counties in Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota. Kossuth County HYP president Orville Muller of Whitte- mor» will be sent 45 invitations with instructions to give one to each member. If more invitations are desired for new "J^PS*"' ihe £J vl11 *** * ent ** 80on •» a '«iu«»t is sent to KGLO. An RYP member that does not receive an invitation through Muller It urged to write to KGLO and he will be mailed one promptly. Kossuth County's RYP group has been square dancing frequently at their tegular meetings. FERGUSON John Ferguson, employed as office manager at the «V 8. Nor- 8«n' t^^ iraduate of Alfona high, class of 14 and of Iowa State college, '38. John was in the navy for two years and is a member of the Legion and the Rotary. He is married and has a daughter, three years old. Bosses Night, Feb. 22. After the election, regular business was transacted, with Bosses Might set for Feb. 22. Each Jay Cee member is invited to bring nis employer to the dinner of wall-eyed pike to be served at the Country Club. Dwight Havens, secretary of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce will be the guest speaker. Members who heard him at the Convention at Ft. Dodge are enthusiastic in their praise of Havens as a speaker and feel that the local club is fortunate in securing him as a speaker. Farm Sales At Season's End The farm auction sale season is drawing to a close, with only two farm sales now dated, and both of them will be found advertised in today's Upper Des Moines, Special sales of sows and gilts are being hold in various places, and they also will be found advertised. Sales now listed are as follow: Feb. 15. Wednesday — Or van B. Olerich, Rolfe, Poland China bred gilt sale, advertised last week. Feb. 16, Thursday — Frank Balgeman estate sale, farm and livestock to be sold at the farm 3V4 south of Whittemore. Complete details in ad in today's upper Des Moines. Colwell Bros., auctioneers. Feb. 16, Thursday — Wm. Sanders and P. H. Jensen sale, 3% north and 1 east of Fenton, including 40 head livestock and farm machinery. Preston & Flaig, auctioneers, Swea City State Bank, Clerk. Ad elsewhere today. Feb. 17, Friday — E. C. Marty, LuVerne, Spotted Poland China bred gilt sale, details in today's Upper Des Moines. Algona Hi Ranks 5th In Speech Algona high took fifth place in the 18th annual Coe College invitational speech tournament, at Cedar Rapids, last week end. For the 10 debates, Algona had six victories and an average rating of excellent. Marilyn Miller and Edd Laing participated in the final rounds In poetry reading and extemporaneous speaking, respectively. Making the trip were Helen Lenz, Claudia Pollard, Edd Laing, Fred Langmack, Marilyn Miller and Cameron Shierk. Dr. C. C. Shie rk and their instructor, Richard Palmer, accompanied the debaters. Committee Plans Prayer Meeting An inter-denominational observance of the annual World Day of Prayer is planned for Friday, Feb. 24. A committee of churchwomen from various local churches is planning the event, to be held locally at 2:30 p. m. on Feb. 24, at the Presbyterian church. Working on the committees are Mesdames Kempley, Thorpe, Presthus, O'Rourke, Anderson, Richardson, Page, and Van Duyn. Military Rites For J. A. Strayer Held Saturday Funeral services for James A. Strayer, 74, were held Saturday afternoon at the Presbyterian church with Rev. G. J. Kuyper officiating. Burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Garden with full military honors accorded by the Veterans of Foreign Wars firing squad and color detail. Pallbearers were Cliff Smith, Vern Riebhoff, Sim Essary, Lou Scott, Mike Long and Don Fraser. Mr. Strayer was a veteran of the Spanish-American war. He died last Wednesday, at his home on North Jones St. where he had bejm, cared for recently by a J ----- * in" sons sutvWe,* WwlBll as six daughters. They are John, Keith, Glen, Ralph and Wayne of Algona, Howard of Hartley, and Kenneth of Burt. The daughters are Mrs. Chris Long and Mrs. Irvin Malueg of Algona, Mrs. Walter Theesfield, Harvard, 111., Mrs. Henry Farwick and Mrs. Jack Farwick of Pipcstone, Minn., and Mrs. Bailey Clough of Loclv hart, Texas. McCullough's were in charge of arrangements. 5 Applicants For C. of C. Position Five applicants for the position of Secretary of the Algona Chamber of Commerce have been received, it was stated yesterday by Lyle Rodd, present secretary who is resigning as of March 17 to enter private business in Algona. At a meeting of the board of directors, held last week, opinion seemed to favor hiring a part time secretary for the time being. Applications will be accepted for. the position until Feb. 24, at which time selection of .one will be made from those applying. The applicants follow: L. D. Paarmann, Iowa City, age 24 graduate of the University of Iowa with a B. S. degree in commerce. Jack Lee, Ottumwa, former member of the editorial staff of the Des Moines Register, and formerly in Chamber work in Omaha, at present in Chamber work in Ottumwa. Richard Johnson, Fort Dodge, 30, graduate of Denver University. Basil Beal, Dubuque, la. William F. Steele of Algona, president of the Chamber of Commerce in 1945. The annual meeting of the organization will be held March 16. Frank Bleich Hurt At Wesley Wesley — Frank Bleich, second man at the Farmers Co-operative Elevator, received a severe head injury, Friday morning. A crow bar he was using in trying to move a box car with a tractor slipped and struck him across his face. He was knocked out a few minutes by the blow that cracked a sinus bone and which blackened his eye. Earlier in the week he had just left the grinding room when the grinder blew up. Buys Pool Hall LuVerne — Harold Miller recently purchased the pool hal and building formerly owned anc operated by Fay Harmon. Fay operated the pool hall for the past two years. His future plans are indefinite. Mr. Miller is considering converting the stconc floor of the building into livable apartments. City Offers To BuyGrotfe's Private Street Adah Carlson, City Clerk, Offers Her Resignation The problem of John Grotte's fenced-off portion of a street lere was considered by the city council Thursday night, and its members came up with two possible solutions. They decided Grotte should-be offered a sum to be set by the city assessor or some other expert on property valuation, fof a ieed to the several feet of street he has fenced oft'. "Like Topsy." If Grotte, a cafe operator here, doesn't accept that offer, condemnation proceedings should be started, the council decided. Councilman said if they find such a condemnation jury's price to high for the little strip ot land they would let the area revert to private property (Groite's) and close the street. Bert L. Palmer, owner of the lot across from Grotte's, has asked police protection against trespassers on his property — the motorists who have to swing out around Grotte's barricade. Grotte has received letters from all over the country, as a result of his fencing job, und the resulting news stories. The next city council meeting, Thursday night, Feb. 16, may settle the matter for good. City Clerk Resigns Adah Carlson, city clerk, tendered her resignation at this meeting. She became the wife of Byron P. Richardson, Algona mayor, in a ceremony performed Friday morning. Her resignation will take effect April 1, the end of the city's fiscal year. Laura Mitchell, who has been assistant city clerk for several years, was immediately offered the post of city clerk and accepted. Miss Mitchell is thoroughly familiar with all details of the office, and its management. Building permits for three new Klein, $r,000; E? C/?fttma"n> |8,> 000; and Henry Guderian, $8,000. A $1,500 request to remodel at Graham's store was approved. No Slowup In New Car Sales There seems to be no slackening in the flow of new vehicles into ownerships of Kossuth county drivers, and the new car and truck registrations for the past week shows the following new vehicles on the roads: Fords — H. C. Anderson, Algona; Gustav Bierstedt, Fenton; Roy Ennen, Lone Rock; Harlan Frankl, Algona; Catherine Gilmore, Algona; Raymond Goche, Bancroft; Evelyn L. Haase, Fenton; Harry Peters, Wesley; Mrs. Martha Schutter, Titonka; Edwin "& Fred Schwartz, Swea City; L. C. Wittmeier, LuVerne; Ed Meyer, Fenton, pickup. • Chevrolet* — Donald S. Armstrong, Livermore; Helen & Dallas Klein, Algona; Midwest Service, Algona, truck; E. A. Persig, Elmore, pickup; A. E. Weaver, Lakota; Alfred Zelier, Bode. Chrysler — R. L. Beamish, Algona; Frank Youngwirth, Lu Verne. Nash — W. W. Boettcher, Burt; L. B. Wyatt, Algona. Hudson — Peter Cassem, Elmore. Oldsmobile — iJau's Garage, Algona; Marvin Reding, Bode. Plymouths — Dan Froehlich, St. Benedict; Eldon M. Heetland, Lakota; W. H. Ricklefs, Titonka; Glen L. Wilson, Ledyard. Siudebaker—Henry W. Goeke, Elmore; M. C. Hantelman, Fenton; Martin G. Harms, Burt; Burton H. Varcoe, Algona. Buick — Andrew Gollner, Algona. CMC — Marcus Holm, Burt, pickup. Poniiacs — Marvin Kueck, Lone Rock; Rev. E. S. Maynard, Ledyard. Dodge — F. E. Teeter, Burt. 100 At Creamery Meet, Lone Rock Lone Rock — H. H. Marlow and C. M. Gross were reelected as directors of the " Lone Rock Farmers Cooperative Creamery at the annual banquet and meeting held Feb. 9 in the Legion hall here. | Over 100 persons were served by the Presbyterian ladies. Secretary Will Christensen read the annual report, and the business report was given by Manager L. V. Johnson. Inspectors B. F. Schultz and Ernest Smith each spoke, and Loren Gafky of the Iowa Dairy Industry commission gave a talk. Dennis Wilhelrni gave some pointers on cooling milk, and Extension Director A. L. Brown spoke a few words. J. A. Nyman, creamery president, presided. Dividend checks were passed out Bound To Grand Jury, Bond Set At $10,000 In Case Here Mrs. Taylor, B, Passes Sunday; Funeral Today Mrs. Edith E. Taylor, 73, longtime resident of Algona, died Sunday morning at St. Ann Hospital, following-a grief illness. Funeral services will be held this afternoon, Tuesday, at 2 p.m. at the Congregational church with Rev. G. G. Hallauer officiating. Arrangements were by. Mc- Sullough's. Burial will be in Eliverdale cemetery. Mrs. Taylor is survived by one laughter, Grace, Mrs. Campbell Humphrey, a sister, Grace Roswell of Chicago, and a brother, Clyde Roswell of Newton, la. Pallbearers will be Theo Hutchison, H. M. Smith, Byron Richardson, Walter Klamp, Dana Paxson and G. W. Stillman. Mrs. Taylor was born April 6, 1877, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Roswell, at New Carlisle. tnd. She became the wife of Charles Taylor, who was head of the Algona Ice Cream and Candy Factory here for many years, and took an active part in community life in her younger days. Mr. Taylor died about seven years ago. She was a member of the Women's Relief Corps, and president Tor many years, belonged to the Spanish-American War Veterans Auxiliary, and was a past worthy matron of the Eastern Star. She was also active in various church affairs. She was quite ill following Mr. Taylor's death, but had recovered nicely, until illness struck her last Saturday afternoon. She was taken to the hospital that evening, .and quietly passed await the next morning. > COME TO ALGONA FOR Vets Organize Fifteen reservists attended an organizational meeting of the Volunteer Air Reserve Training Program in the American Legion elubrooms last Thursday, according to Maj. Deb Hall, Flight Commander. Under present plans, the group will become an intelligence squadron, and administration will be made locally. Two meet- .ngs each month, the second and fourth Thursdays, have been scheduled, with the next meeting to be held Feb. 23. According to Maj. Hall, training will consist of lectures and 'ilms. Attendance to meetings md participation in training lead ;o reserve promotions and points tor retirement pay. Air Corps reservists are invited to attend future meetings, and any veterans who are interested n joining this squadron are urged ;o contact Maj. Hall as quickly as possible. Those attending were Richard- Burt, Mark Stanton, Richard -ook, Harry Greenberg, Leigh:on Misbach, Dwaine Lighter and Murray Mower, Algona; Max Bartholomew and Warren Brones, Swea City; Otto Schafer, West Bend; Luther Fairbanks, Donald Patterson, Raymond Steven, Burt; Harold Oresthus, Bancroft, and Elvin Swanson, Armstrong. Roy Ingham To Leave Grahams Roy Ingham, manager of the :ocal Graham department store, las announced his resignation from that post, effective March 4. Mr. Ingham plans to enter business for himself, and will purchase a retail store at as yet an unannounced place. Mr. Ingham has served with :he Graham stores organization for IS years, leaving joined the firm at Sigourney, la. He later managed the store at Forest City, before coming to Algona. Mr. and Mrs. Ingham have a host of friends in this community, and all good wishes go with them Milwaukee Ry. Speaker Coming In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific railway, Mr. R. J. Johnston, general passenger agent of the road, will speak here Thursday noon before the Kiwanis Club. About a dozen north Iowa cities, located on the line, have been selected for Mr. Johnston's appearance, it was announced by R. H. Conrad, freight and passenger agent, Mason City. Exhibition Game Swea Cily The Des Moines Hawks basketball team will play the Swea City VFW term here Saturday night, Feb. 25 *0 * 5S/I**-"" Thursday - Friday - Saturday February 16-17-18 5 Inch Snow Covers County •' " • ^all blanketed. that four inches of ft fell during the day up until 7 p. m. and another inch fell during the evening and night. Temperatures, however, r e - mained fairly decent, although Tuesday was colder. Week's weather: Date Hi Low Feb. 7 33 23 Feb. 8 (.52 S) 34 29 Feb. 9 _. 41 13 Feb. 10 _ 42 28 Feb. 11 _ 33 18 Feb. 12 _. 26 12 Feb. 13 (5" S) 24 10 Seven Cases In Minor Courts Four cases were before Mayor B. P. Richardson, last week. Charles Reaper, Algona, was fined $5 and costs on a charge of exceeding the speed limit; P. J. Calahan, Algona, was fined $5 and costs on a charge of illegal parking. Henry Douglas, Algona, was fined $2 and costs for failure to stop for a red flasher, and Maurce Thompson, Algona, was fined the same amount on the same charge. Before Justice J. B. Johnston, ;hree cases were heard. James D. Steven, Burt, was fined $5 and costs for drinking beer on a highway, Joe Smith was fined $10 and $5 suspended on a charge of intoxication, and Richard J. Bormann of West' Bend was lined $2 and costs for having only one headlight. 2 Couples Relive 30 Years Ago Lakota — Thirty years ago, on Jan. 28, 1920, Bertha Christ and Otto Engelbart, and Jennie Poppe and Henry Blome, stepped to the altar in a double wedding ceremony in the local Lutheran church, with Rev. H. Werner officiating. Since that time both couples have lived on farms near here until last fall when Mr. and Mrs. Engelbart bought the Elmer | Kienitz home in Lakota and moved to town. They have four sons, one of whom will operate the farm. , The Blomes are still on their farm. Friday evening, Jan. 27, a party was held at the Engelbart home in celebration of the 30th anniversary, with about 25 friends and neighbors present. How Much Will Lofs, This Week How much ran you buy for a dollar today? Whatever the answer to that always widely-asked question, Algona merchants are going nil out to demonstrate the buying power of the lowly "buck" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week, when the city-wide 'Dollar Days" are being held in Algona. According to Lyle Rodd, Cham- aer of Commerce secretary, almost every business place in lown with merchandise that fits the "Dollar Days" merchandising theme, will be in the event. Hun- ireds of values of all kinds are aeing offered at special prices. "Dollar Days" begin in Algona with the opening of stores on Thursday morning and continue until store closings on Saturday night. Reports are that merchants lave ample stocks to satisfy all hoppers. In today's issue of the Upper Des Moines will be found many advertisements describing in derail "Dollar Days" specials being offered throughout Algona. Postoffice To Close The Algona post office will be closed all day Washington's Birthday, Feb. 22, 1950. The lobby will be open all day and the General Delivery window will be open from 9:30 a. m. to 10:00 a. m. There will be NO deliveries of any kind on that day. All incoming and outgoing mail will be worked as usual. Charges Filed After Testimony Of Girl, Age 12 Child Taken From Mother In Juvenile Court Action Raymond McCormick, 31, Algona, was bound over to the grand jury at the next term of district court, Friday morning, on a charge of statutory rape. The hearing was before J. B. Johnston, justice of the peace. McCormick entered a plea of not guilty to the charge. County Attorney H. J. McNertney said bond was fixed at $10,000. This was not furnished, and McCormick is being held in the county jail, until furnished. Was In Vets Hospital The defendant was in the Veterans Hospital at the time the complaint was filed. He was arrested there by c'ounty officers. McNariney said that the next grand Jury and district court session would convene here sometime the latter part of March. Testimony in the case will be presented to the grand jury, and that body decides whether or not it considers sufficient evidence is available to take the case to jury trial in district court. The state contends in its corn- plaint that McCormick was intimate with a 12-year old stepdaughter. The defendant denies this in every detail. House Of 111 Fame In an action brought in juvenile court, here. Judge G. W. Stillman presiding last week, custody ot an infant boy was given to the , auot and uncle ot the cbild»,«|ite«^,; the right core, and was living in a house of ill fame. The child's mother was recently divorced, and the father u in the state penitentiary. County Attorney II. J. McNertney said that an investigation bsUm tinted the complaint. The child's mother, and a 23^ear-old girl from Minnesota, were .sharing quarters in an Al- ;ona home. McNertney said that joth girls have since left Algona, and at this time no further action n the case was taken, as no com- ilaint except that pertaining to he child's custody was filed. Swea To Vote On $89,000 Project Swea City — A special election to vote on whether or not an $89,000 addition to the Swea City school shall be built has been called for next March. Tentative plans call for a building 92x74 feet in size, of brick, to be erected on the south and west side of the school grounds. There would be storage for 8 buses, a meeting room, and a shop room. A separate heating 1 unit would be installed. To Chart PMA Course Twp. chairmen of the county PMA will meet Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 1:30 p. m. in the new V.F.W. hall here, for the purpose of selecting good farming practices to be followed in the 1950 crop year here. Man, 70, Hit By A Car Licenses To Wed Three licenses to wed were issued last week as follows in the clerk of court's office here: Feb. 7 — Harold Kallestad, Rodman, and Alice Ann Vaughn, Algona. Feb. 9 — Rudolph B. Hildman, Wesley, and Bernadiiie Hilbert, Bode. Feb. 11 — Merlan D. Baker and Marjorie M. Lovell, Algona. Pictured above, John Larson. 70. is being lifted into an ambulance for a fail trip to St. Ana hospital, following an accident iMt Thursday morning. Larson was struck by a car driven by James Meurer, Wesley, who is shown ai in* right, above, helping the injured man as is City Patrolman Albert Bo«kelman. Larson is doing well at the hospital, despite a fractured left leg. ((Algona Upper Des Moines newsfolo).

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