The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 7, 1950 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 7, 1950
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X i5 pt »", ? f Hlst °ry and Archives Des Moines 19, Iowa By Russ Waller • * * Up at Lone Hock, the oratorical powers — or perhaps we should say persuasive powers — of Principal Harris of the school faculty are definitely potent. At a recent meeting and program, where a collection was taken up to help raise funds for new band uniforms, Mr. Harris made a /speech, and among other things he told the audience that if they didn't get enough on the first passing of the hat, they would pass the hat a second time . . . they didn't pass the hat the second time; on the first count it contained $52. • « * • How newspaper stories pro gress from one point to another is sometimes interesting, for example that story about Sexton . . . our Sexton correspondent sent in a mighty good story about Sexton, published on page 1 of the Upper Des Moines on Jan. 24 ... the story then was reprinted in the Emmetsburg Democrat . . . and last week it again returned to Algona and was reprinted on March 2, and no doubt will keep on going via the reprint route into other areas. • * * The JayCees are all set for a big night, March 9, when a handpicked team of local basketeers will meet a visiting team of Golden Gophers, headed by such big- time football stars as Clayton Tonnemaker, the Ail-American center, Billy Bye, Jim Malosky, Gordon Soltau, Ralph McAlister and Dick Lawrence . .. Lawrence, by the way, is the high scorer of the visitors ... in the JayCee lineup at the high school will be Tony Guzowski, Bob King and Wayne DeMouth of the hi«rh school faculty, Dick Skilling, Bill Jackson, Howie Stephenson, Junior Batt, Jerry Skilling and Loren Johnson ... it will be an excellent opportunity to get a good, closeup look, at all these famous athletes — in action. Game time, 8 p. m. • * • • GUESS WHO! This one still remain* an unsolved mystery ... then were guesses for Leon Merritt, Lynn Keith. Frank Ostrum. Henry Scheppmann. ' Steve Huber. R. 8. Blossom. Chuck Nicoulin, A. R. Cruikshank and Clarence Metcger. but it wasn't any of them. Harry Nolle, weather statistician, says scientists can fell by grinding up sea sheila and treating them with acid just what the temperature was like 60 million years ago, and adds only trouble is, nobody seems to give a hoot! Only Harry didn't say "hoot." • * • Over at Whittemore. the Chamion reports the discovery in a basement of an old tobacco cutter . . . their investigation disclosed that when Martin Eischeid and Mike Koppen owned the local billiard parlor there, the cutter saw plenty of use . . . custom was to order chaw tobacco by the inch, customers asking for an inch and a half, etc., depending we presume on the constitution of the chewer and the size of his mouth. Anyway, this was a "Brown Mule" cuter, and this corner would be interested in hearing from anyone who has some good recollection of those ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second elan matter at the postofflce at Alcona, Iowa. Nov. 1, 1932. finder Act of ConfreM of March 3. l«79. AIGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 1950 THREE SECTIONS-20 PAGES VOL. 85-NO 2 Estonian Families Will Begin New Life At Titonka . One experience with the Russians was enough for four .Estonians who arrived in Titonka last Tuesday noon, to start a new life. The'Russians occupied Estonia early in the European war and held it until the German army came in to take over in their drive toward Moscow. When the Russians made their return visit in 1944, many Estonians left for Germany and that included Mr. and Mrs. Karl Saar anu tneir daughter and son-in- law, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Teder. They knew what it would be like under Russian domination .u £? r ' *"£ M ™' Alfred Teder are shown here as they look over the Upper Des Moines. the first U. S. newspaper they have had time to study, m their new home on the Ed. C. Zwiefel farm near Titonka. The Teoers are shown in the center, with Mr. and Mrs. Zwiefel on each side. old tobacco chewing days,, Whittemore or elsewhere. * # # SIGN OF THE TIMES: A fancy mailing piece telling how you can hav$ An Opportunity For Profits In The Alberta Oil Boom arrived in our office it was unfortunate that this arrived about the same time the federal and state income tax payments were being processed, and the county treasurer announced we can now pay our property taxes . . . the boom will nave to get along without us for another year at least. » * • And speaking of taxes. it b comforting to know that •ach little face at your dinner table is worth exactly $7.50 to the state. » • * Mrs. Will Henn. down at Clarion, has a good sense of humor . . . she has erected a sign on her boarding and rooming house which reads "The Henn House." * » • Hobbies are something everyone should have at least one of, they tell us ... we know one fellow who has a hobby of long distance telephone calling; when a few pals or couples get together and start reminiscing about some mutual crony, they grab the phone and whoops — away goes a long distance call . . . this, however, is more expensive than a hobbyist we know who clips out all kinds of coupons from ads and is constantly receiving beautiful literature on varied subjects from all over the land, with only an investment in postage . . . and if anyone has a bigger hobby than Chris Reese and his Coffee Gulpers, tell us about it. « • » Famous Last Line — What does that circle wound Much IS mean? Karl Saar is shown standing behind his wife in their home at the Louis Bartlett farm. They had not had time to unpack their belongings which were arriving at the time. (Upper Des Moines fotoflash.) Richard Garman Rites Monday At St. Cecilia's Funeral services were held yesterday (Monday) at St. Cecelia's church for Richard George Garman. He died March 2 at St. Ann hospital after an illness of several months. Hamilton Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. Fathers Gearen, Kelm, and Benjamin officiated. Burial was at St. Joseph cemetery at Wesley. Mr. Garman was born Sept. 9, 1880, at St. Benedict, the son of Mr. and Mrs. August Garman, Sr. He has lived in this area all his life, first at St. Benedict, and then on a farm northeast of Wesley. He moved to a farm in Plum Creek township three years ago. He married Mary Kirschbaum at Wesley, Nov. 18, 1902. Their ten children are Victor and Bill, Burt; Sylvester, Britt; Stanley, Corwith; Caroline (Mrs. Adolph Kilian), Milford; Arthur, Kanawha; Gerald at home; Leo, Cor, with; Robert, St. Benedict; Leona (Mrs. William Erpelding), Algona. Surviving besides his wife and Mrs. Otto Jensen Of Swea Passes Swea City — Mrs. Otto Jensen, 69, wife of a prominent retired farmer of this community, died Monday morning at the Esther, yille hospital as a result of urem- ic poisoning. She had been seriously ill since Feb. 23. Funeral services were pending, awaiting word from a brother in California. Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Virgil and Maynard, both of Swea City, six grandchildren, and two sisters, Lydia and Effie of Des Moines, and two brothers, Otto of California, and Louis Eckholm of Swea City. A daughter, Mrs. Claude Faugust, preceded her mother in death. and decided to take their chance: with the Germans, picking the lesser of two evils. Work On Turkey Farm Now they are at Titonka, the the Saars with Louis Bartlett on his turkey farm and the Teders with Ed C. Zwiefel on his farm west of Tike. These two families were brought here through efforts of the Lutheran Welfare Federation, an organization working with the displaced persons of Europe. Locally, the first application was made in September, 1640, through Good Hope Lutheran in Titonka. In six months, the families were here. Both men are familiar with the jobs they will be doing here. Teder was raised on a farm and did that sort of work until he went to Germany. There he was in the transport business, driving trucks and working in warehouses. Saar was a farmer, too, and they had turkeys although not quite so many as he will be working with at Bartlett's. Alfred Teder is 36, his wife. Ande is 29. Karl Saar is 53 and lis wife, Alilde is 5Q. Brother In Canada Teder has a brother in Montreal, Canada who escaped to Sweden before the second Russian coming and made his way to Canada a year ago. They hope to have a reunion when it is possible for one to cross the border to visit the other. Of course, there is that usual question asked of every new resident of our country . . . what impresses you the most about America? "Automobiles" said Mrs. Teder, "and Alfred likes the American cigarettes." Alfred used a 'short cigarette holder and he cut each cigarette in half. That way, he could smoke more of each cigarette and have twice as many smokes. Methodists Plan New Parsonage The Methodist church purc.has- ed the lot directly across, the street south of the church building from Dr. P. V. Janse last week. This will be the future site of a new Methodist parsonage and modern church office. The lot is vacant now. The old building which formerly stood stood there was torn down sev- children are 36 grandchildren; «£ *»V"S><£*%** Janse two sisters. Mrs Aenps RisnhPiH nad purchased the ground. two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Eischeid of Algona and Mrs. Carl Schemmel of Blue Earth, Minn.; and a brother, August Garman, Jr. of Wesley. Among the out of town relatives attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. A, M. Kirschbaum, Crystal Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kirschbaum, Garner; Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Kirschbaum, Mason City; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meleney, Mason City; and Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schemmel. Duane, Larry, Donald, William, Jr., Richard, and Jimmy Garman, all grandchildren, were pallbearers at the funeral. Wesley Auction As Book Benefit Wesley — A benefit auction for the purpose of raising funds for the new Wesley library, is being planned for Tuesday, March 21, at the Wesley Sales Barn. The auction will be held following the regular sale that day. Such things are household goods, furniture, clothing, poultry, livestock, etc., are desired. The success of the Wesley library will depend on cooperation PHONE 1100-YOUR NEWSPAPER No Paving In '50 Mayor States; City Funds Low Any new paving project will have to go by the Doards for the rest of this year, according to members of the city council and Mayor B. P. Richardson. A petition for the paving of part of East State street between Heckart and Laniry was presented at the meeting on Feb. 23 by Harry Cutler. Previously, a petition for the paving of two blocks on East McGregor had been filed. "With our current plans for construction of a sewage disposal plant," Richardson said, "we can not hope to do any paving. We just don't have the money to do all the work requested." Another aspect is that the cost of paving just a few blocks would be excessive and a full- scale paving project would have to be launched in order to make it at all economical. Lewis Ferguson, city engineer stated that there are about 150 blocks that could stand paving if the projects were started. Six residents of East Algona have indicated their desire to close 18 blocks of Durant and Ackley streets. This action was before the council but it was decided to get citizen reaction before making the move. So far. no residents have contacted the Mayor in opposition* to closing them. Open Red Cross Drive; Seek A Quota $5,700 Of Funds Retained For Use In Kossuth Kossuth county's 1950 Red Cross drive got underway yesterday (Monday), and will extend through this Saturday. County quota has been set at $8,841, $5,700 of which will remain in the county for Red Cross work and emergency relief. The remaining $3,141 will be used on the national program. Bill Zimmerman. Algona, has Been appointed as fund chairman for the county. John Carroll of Algona will act as chairman of the drive for Kossuth towns. School Ballot, Votes On Bond Issues, Up To Voters In March Gets 3 Years For Third Drunk Driving Violation Herman Harrison Schoonover, 35, Fort Dodge, was sentenced to a term of not exceeding three years in the state penitentiary at Ft. Madison, Monday morning, by Judge G. W. Stillman, in Kossuth district court. He was charged, for the third time, with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. It was the first time that Wm. Zimmerman The town chairmen under Caroll are Neil Monaco for Algona; 3uy Hart, Bancroft; Mrs. Lance Riebhoff, Burt; Mrs. Dale Weisbrod, Fenton; Mrs. I. E. Wort- nan. Lakota; William Weimer, -edyard; Mrs. Kraft and Evelyn taring, Lone ROCK; Mrs. Pearl itoeding, LuVerne; L. J. Hansen Smith, Swea City; and, Howard An; Mr«; E! and Elmer h " jeter. WUsley; and Ella BurkS, Whittemore. Division Chairmen Seven division cnnirmen have been named to supervise the work in the rural areas. Each ivision chairman will have harge of four townships. These chairmen are Mrs. Roy Style Show As Hospital Benefit A benefit Style Show, sponsored by the Soroptimist club of Algona, is to be held at the Plantation Ballroom, Thursday, March 23, at 8 p. m. Proceeds from the benefit will be used in the purchase of a ceiling projector for St. Ann hospital. This device enables a patient forced to lie prone in a hospital bed, 19 operate and view films and reading material on the ceiling on any hospital room. There will be no admission charge for the evttnt, but a donation of 75 cents would be acceptable, or more If the donor so chooses. Light refreshments will also be served. The Chrischilles Store will furnish the models and clothes to be modeled. Burt May Join New Ball League A new baseball league, with a Kossuth team from Burt as a member, is being planned. At meeting was held at HumboWt. Representing Burt were E. R. Woltz, Chub Moore and F. H. McDonald. Other potential teams in the circuit ore Humboldt, Pocahontas, Eagle Grove, Ruthven, Gowrie and Graettinger. 'ehrson, Beemer, Swea City; Lakota; Mrs. Robert Henry penitentiary sentence has been imposed on this charge in Kossuth county. Schoonover was arrested March 3, by State Highway Patrolman L. W. Allen. He was bound over to the district court after a,, pre- liminary hearing in the court of Mayor B. P. Richardson, here. Appeal bond was set at $1,500 by the court. In another court action, Doris Zeigler, who was given a suspended sentence in Algohs last fall on a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses, was ordered taken to a hospital' at Council Bluffs for care. Her parole was revoked Feb. 27 by court order, but the parole was reinstated March 2, and the order to the hospital was made at the same time, after further Tfearing on the case and a report from a state parole agent. Looft, Fenton; Kenneth Mulligan Bancroft; Jergen Skow, Wesley Douglas Wildin, Algona; Alvm Weber, LuVerne. The township chairmen and the townships they will cover are Vernon Pehrson, Eagle; W. Barger. Grant; Glenn Clark, Swea Hollis Beadle, Harrison; Lou Eric, Hebron; Joe Behrshman, Ledyard; Dale Patterson, Lincoln; Russell Kaufman, Seneca Raymond Gardner, Greenwood; Milford Mitchell, Fenton; Mrs. Odey Cherland, Burt; Henry Mayjand, German; Henry Orthel, CreeTt; Union; Buffalo. A. Mrs. B. Willrett, Lotts Walter Weisbrod, Harry Felter, Plum Creek; Esther Skow, Wesley; Carol Potter, Whittemore; Dean Jergensen, Cresco; Lyle Runchey, Garfield; Clifford Riebhoff, Riverdale; Bernard Capesius, Irvitigton; Mrs. Albert Johnson, Prairie; Donald Warmbier. Sherman; and Albert Schipull, LuVerne. Kick-off Luncheon About 35 of the drive chairmen were present at a kick-off luncheon held March 1 at the Algona hotel. Rev. O. W. Brand told the group of some of the work that is being done at present by the Red Cross. He cited examples of how emergency relief was provided in flood and blizzard areas last year. Red Cross will have to prepare for other catastrophes, he added. The possibility of another war is still present, he warned, and it is likely to be an atomic war. If it is, Red Cross work will be greatly changed. Treatment for burns will probably be the biggest concern, in which case new different equipment will be required. Rev. Brand stated that only 30 cents of every dollar contributed goes for immediate aid. The other 70 cents is used for long term relief projects. Further, for every paid worker, there are about 100 volunteers in Red Cross. Meeting March 9 » Of Air Reserve Major Deb Hall, commander of the Algona branch of the Organized Volunteer Air Reserve, announced there will be a squadron meeting in the Legion clubrooms at 8 p. m., Thursday, Mar. All interested veterans, regardless of their branch of service, are invited to attend. To Elect March 9 Bancroft — The W.C.O.F. will nold its March meeting at the CO.F. hall. March 9, with election of officers. Mrs. Aalderks Rites Held At Lakota, Monday Mrs. Wm. Aalderks, a resident of Kossuth county since 1908, passed away Friday evening, Mar. 3, at St. Ann hospital, following an illness with a heart ailment since Feb. 13. She was 73 years of age. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Lakota Presbyterian church at 2 p. m. and burial was in Lakota. Born In Germany Pallbearers were old-'friends from Lakota. Raymond Smith, A. C. Klocke, Vance Lester, Charlies Gutknecht, Frank Lewis and Wm. Wirtjes. Arrangements were by'the McCullough Funeral Home. Mrs. Aalderks, nee Janssen, was born in Aurich, Germany, March 31, 1876. She received her schooling and religious instruction, and grew to womanhood there. In 1897 she was married to Wm. Aalderks, and the family came to America in February, 1907, living for a year at Palmer, Iowa, after which they moved to Lakota. Mr. Aalderks passed away in 1934, ufid since then Mrs. Aalderks spent practically all her life in her home until last fall, when she came to Algona to stay with her daughter. 4 Children Survive Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Aalderks, two sons and two daughters. They are Otto Aalderks, Cincinnati, Ohio; Herman of Chicago; Mrs. Minnie Edwards of Clear Lake, and Mrs. Henrietta Huenhold of Algeria. There are also eight grandchildren, two sisters and one brother, in Germany. Mrs. Aalderks was u faithful member of the First Presbyterian church of Lakota, jjince May 15, 1910, and was also active in wom- men's work in the church. Feb. 13 she was stricken with a heart ailment and taken to the hospital. She was patient and resigned in her suffering, and passed away after a full life of service, and a fulfilled task of motherhood. Con Pay '49 Taxes Now Kossuth taxpayers are notified, that they can now pay their personal property taxes. Rosella Volgt, county treasurer, said that her office had finished computing the individual taxes, and payments were being accepted as of yesterday. The treasurer's office will also be open Saturday afternoon during March for tax payments, she said. Delay in preparing for the tax payment resulted from the necessity for figuring all tax rates following reassessment. Bring your tax' descrip- Farmers Night School Banquet Set March 27 Join Bancroft C.C. Bancroft — New members of the Chamber of Commerce who joined at the last meeting were Frank Droessler, Mike Schrandt, and Ralph Reinbeck. Committee members for the March meeting include E. J. Odell, F. J. Hatten, Chas. Quinn and John Vaske. Lone Rock Rally On School Topic A meeting has been called for 8 p. m. Thursday, March 9, at the Lone Rock school, by the Kossuth Committee for Belter Education. Two speakers will be present, Kent H. King, superintendent of schools at Boxholm, and A. C. Myrick of Lake Park, president of the lowa-Illinois-Nebraska Theatre Operators Guild. Thirteen special invitations to attend this meeting have been mailed, to State Representative Casey Loss, State senator Burl Ridout, the couniy board of education, *the couniy supervisors, and Co. Supt. of Schools A. E. Lauritzen. The sponsoring organisa- tion is generally opposed to the idea of school district reorganization. Swea City And Whiffemore In Special Election Special ballots on bond issues m two Kossuth towns, school elections in a majority of the communities, and town elections in some places, will mnke March a month of voting for couniy residents. At Whittemore, voters will go to the polls Wednesday, March 8, to ballot on whether or not the community desires to issue $60,000 in bonds to finance construction and equipping of a gymnasium and school addition to the present public school system there. SWEA CITY TO VOTE ON $69,000 BOND ISSUE Swea City — Residents here will vote at three elections within 14 days. Monday, March 13, the election of tw t o directors for three-year terms on the school board will take place. Incumbents are Wm. Guyer and Joe Preston, who have filed nomination papers to succeed themselves. No opposing candidates had taken out papers. On Monday, March 27, the question of whether or not the district should be bonded for $80,000 to erect a building for vocational training shops and a place to house school buses, will be decided. Voters are reminded that polling places will be different, and the bond issue election is to be held at the directors' room In the school. The aame day, March 27, the city election will be held, in the council rooms at the city hull. A full slate of city officers will be elected, including u mayor and five councilmen. Present city officials are A. G, Eggers, mayor; and M. L. Johnson, A. B. Tweeten, E. L. Hunsen. O. W. Blomster and C. J. Applequist, councilmen. Slutes are expected to be drawn up this week for candidates for the v.rious offices. BANCROFT CANDIDATES OUT FOR SCHOOL JOBS Bancroft — In the school election, March 13, several candidates have announced for positions. F. J. Welp and A. A. Droessler arc candidates for reasurer. Running for the board are Dr. Weber, Harold McNertney, Evans Curmean and Wilbur Fox. Alfred Ditsworth, incumbent member of the board, is not a candidate for reelection. V. B. Hamilton Plans are being made for the fourth annual Farmers Evening School banquet which will be held in the Algona high school gymnasium, Monday, March 27, at 7 p. m. V. B. Hamilton of Hampton will be main speaker for the evening. He will speak on the subject, "What's Good in America." Mr. Hamilton is widely known as a sound thinker and good public speaker. He graduated from Iowa State college in 1921, and since then has been connected with several phases of farming, serving 10 years as a county agent. He is at present a member of the Iowa State Board of Education. Tickets for the banquet will be on sale at the next meeting of the Evening School, March 13. As in the past, each farmer member will invite a member of the Algona Chamber of Commerce to the banquet as his guest. The program following the banquet will be held in the high school auditorium, and the public is invited free o! charge. Farmers Evening School membership to date is 264; one of the largest in the state. Average attendance for the first eight meetings was ItiO. March 13 meeting on soil and crop management will be the last one on the schedule. TWO SEEK REELECTION TO TITONKA BOARD Titonka — Two members of the Buffalo Consolidated district school board will be candidates to succeed themselves, March 13. They are J. R. Schutjer and Ernest Peterson. Ethel E. Downs' term as school treasurer also expires. Directors are elected for three years and the treasurer for two years. WESLEY INCUMBENTS NOT RUNNING AGAIN Wesley — In Wesley's school election, Lael Root and Alf Studer, whose terms as school directors expire, will not be candidates for reelection, March 13. Tom Forburger and Luther Nygaard have filed for the posts. The town election will be held March 27, with a mayor, five councilmen and justice of the peace to be named. LIVELY BALLOT AT BUHT FORECAST Burl — A lively election for the school board here March 13 seems likely. The terms of Ray Dremmel and Louis Riedel are expiring. Nominees as of last week were Ray Dremmel, Gordon GiddinKs, Donald Patterson and Wm. E. Stenzel. board consists of The present Howard McMullen, president; Cliff Holding, Don Mitchell, Ray Dremmel and Louis Riedel. Good Hope Activity Good Hope church will observe the Methodist Week of Dedication with special activities, including a Church Night program at 7 p. m. tonight (Tuesday), Holy Communion Sunday at 11 a. m., and evening service Sunday at 8 p. m. Dr. F. W. Ortmeyer will be guest speaker LUVERNE SCHOOL BALLOT. MARCH 13 LuVerne — Lawrence Miller md Bernard Woltz, present members of the school board whose terms are expiring, will be candidates for reelection, March 13. Several other names had been mentioned but were not filed officially as of Monday. The city election will be held here March 27. NO CONTESTS IN ALGONA ELECTION G. W. Stillman is a candidate for reelection of the Algona school board, March 13, and Eugene Schemel is a candidate for treasurer, unopposed.

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