The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 7, 1950 · Page 17
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 17

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 7, 1950
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20 YEARS AGO From the files of the Upper Des Moines-Republican February 12, 1950 Lakola — Sauerkraut day was quite a celebration. Loyal Genrich, charging false arrest on that .day of festivities, had sued Sheriff L. E. Hovey. When Genrich won the case and Hovey's appeal for a new trial was denied, the sheriff appealed to the supreme court. * * * Superintendent J. F. Overmyer was in Iowa City haying his elbow set. It was broken when he fell from a radiator while trying to fix a window shade. * * * Mr. and Mrs. William Wiese of Lakota had celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary, he at the age of 90, and she, 89. They both grew up together in their native Germany. They sailed to America in 1873 after he had been drafted into the German army three times, having fought in the Austrian and the Franco-Prussian wars. > » * * Harry Bode, Iowa Master Farm for 1929, was written up in Associated Press releases for his community work. Cooperative creamery, grain elevator, farm- owned telephone lines, mutual ins u r a n c e company, parochial school, county Farm Bureau, and township road-building projects were activities he helped promote. * * * Mrs. E. 3. Rawson's childhood dream of a trip to Europe was fulfilled as she sailed lor the Mediterranean. Her three months' trip included visits to overseas relatives. * * • Thornger's 22 points for Swea City helped defeat the Algona Independents. Klemme beat the local team the week after. Burmeister, Loss, Klooz, Lichter, and Hill were the line-up for Algona. The high school team lost to Humboldt, 22 to 8, in a slow game. Blossom, Adams, Har- Greaves, R. Cowan, Medin, Man- fjan, and Barr headed the home team. * * * Algona had better luck in the high school declamatory contest, as it took second in the North Central association. William Cliff, Gertrude Kenefick, Harriet Smith, Alberta Grosenbach, Eleanore Backus,' Josephine Murtagh, Delores DeMott, Irma Dee Roupe, Mary Adams, Agnes Brown. Helen Morrow, Christina Gould, Harley Troutman, Frances Hough, Bernetta Bonnstetter, Robert Cliff, Dorothy Sellstrom, and Loretta Howie were the speakers for Alpona. Helen Morrow and Josephine Murtagh later read their selections af. a Rotary dinner. * .* *' • IT Harry Godden went to Des Moines to preside over and speak at the Memorial Craftsmen of Iowa. George Hamilton, former Algonian, then convention secretary of Des Moines C. C., gave the welcome address. * • • Signs of spring were uncovered when Dillard Bishop found a live frog at Swea City on Feb. 7. At the same time Miss Ora Vincent claimed the distinction of spotting the first spring robin. * • i» Winners in the Fenton declam contest were Stanley Munch, Virginia Huskamp, Elvira Wehr- span, Verona Weisbrod, August Krause, and Lawrence Glaus. Titonka's contest held at the same time put William Clemans, Marie Brandt, Alice Sartor, Violet Slack, Howard Carlsen, and Harley Larsen on top. » . • Talking for a gas plant for Algona was C. J. McNally, formerly of Emmetsburg. Talking against it were the mayor and city council. * • * Frank W. Green of Algona announced his candidacy for sheriff. * * • John Arndorfer and Tony O»- tercamp were elected to take the place of H. M. Harris and E. J. Titus as directors of the Wesley creamery. The other directors were J. C. Skow, John Loebig, Alf Studer, Simon Hirner and Henry Haverly. Modern Dry cleaners, wanting to advertise their new blocking machine, cleaned and blocked 316 hats free of charge. Foreclosed farmers wondered when they saw a want ad offering prosperity in the Black Hills of South Dakota. "Wonderful land for corn, grains, sugar beets, turkeys, cattle, hogs" and just about anything else that can be grown. The climate is mild and healthful besides. * * • Part of the oldest barn in the county received a tumble when an addition to the 1855 original collapsed. Hiram Wiltfong built the cabin north of Irvington, and it was later enlarged by William Carter. The oldest house, built in 1857, is also in Irvington. It was built by James Green, but then owned by John Riley. Olds mobile Has A Drop In Price Dau's Garage, Algona Oldsmobile dealer, was notified last Monday of substantial price cuts on all Oldsmobile automobiles. The revised list prices, effective Feb. 24, 1950, are from $15 to $20 lower. Cuts were made in accordance with General Motors' announcement of lower automobile prices. James Madison agreed to declare war on Great Britain in 1812 if elected president. Titonka P.T.A. Hears Talk On 'Mercy'Killing Tiionka — The February meeting of the Titonka P.T.A. was held Monday, Feb." 20, in the high school auditorium. Rev Roskamp, pastor of Ramsey Reformed church, gave a talk. The subject he chose was- "Perish the Visionless." Amy Fisher gave her original radio speech on "Mercy Killings," which won a superior rating in the preliminary contest at Buffalo Center, recently. Joan Johnson reviewed the story of P.T.A. Founders Day, and Doris Kuchenreuther played a bass clarinet solo, "Deep River," accompanied by Betiy Ann Miller at the piano. The seventh and eighth grades presented a skit and choral readings. At this meeting, which was the anniversary of the founding of the P.T.A., pieces of a large birthday cake were sold which netted $10 for the treasury. Neal Michaelson is the president, and Mrs. Wm. Gerard, vice president and program chairman of the organization. Sold At Auction The property of the late Mrs. Laura Hansen was sold at public auction, Friday, Feb. 24. The residence and lot was purchased by her son, Elmer Hansen of Bricelyn, Minn. The vacant lot adjoining the residence property was purchased by Wayne Miller of Titonka. Woman's Club Met The Titonka Woman's club was entertained at the home of Mrs. Wilbur Schram, Thursday, Feb. 20th. Mrs. Schram entertained for her mother, Mrs. Harry Beed, who was called to Las Vegas, Nev., due to the serious illness of her sister. Mrs. Henry Orthel was leader of the lesson, her subpect being "Canada, we look to our neighbors to the North.'' Auxiliary Meets . The regular February business meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary was held at the home of Mrs. Elmer Peterson, with Mrs Elizabeth Kennedy as assistant hostess. Mrs. Clarence Mechler, vice president, conducted the meeting. Mrs. Arthur Peterson, Pan-American chairman, gave a historical report, and Elizabeth Kennedy reported on legislation as it is now being enacted in Washing- ion. Mrs. Wm. Peterson presented the message from the national chaplain. A very fine report was ?iven of a work meeting held at the Denton home. The February work meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Keqca Hipp, with Mrs. Oscar Norland assisting hostess. Birthday Surprise Mrs. John Rode was pleasantly surprised on her birthday last Sunday, Feb. 19, when about 30 !riends and iieighDors came to icr home with well-filled baskets ;o spend the evening. Mrs. Rode received many lovely gifts. Travelers Return Fred Thacker and Harold Miller have returned from their trip to California. They left the latter part of January in Miller's plane. They continued as far as Gallup, N. M., where they were grounded because of weather conditions. Mr. Thacker then continued Ithe trip by train to Santa Monica, where he visited his sister, Mrs. Wm. Lecky. After the weather cleared, Mr. Miller continued in his plane to California. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Swan attended market week in Minneapolis, Minn., recently. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schubert of Kanawha and Mrs. L. W. Swan of Britt accompanied the Swans to Minneapolis. John Pink, who has been seriously ill in Park hospital,* Mason City, is reported to be improving, and will be able to cdme home in a few days. He has been afflicted with hiccoughs. Mrs. Minnie Oesterreicher, accompanied by her daughter and family, the L. W. Lichtenbergers of Mason City, spent last week end in Des Moines, visiting with her two other daughters and their husbands, the Kenneth Higdons and Manford Rices. The Good Hope Lutheran Brotherhood met on Thursday evening, March 2, at the church. Hosts were Bill Brandt, Raymond Krominfa and Reinder Krominga. The high school senior class held a bake sale Saturday to raise funds to help defray the expense of printing the school annual. Howard Longpre of Watertown, Minn., spent last weekend with Ronald Nelson. The two boys became pen pals through the Air Trails magazine over a year ago. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Huber, who were living in the Hagen apartments, moved into the house on the Wm. Dolge farm southwest of town on March 1. Mr. Huber will continue to farm the land east of town which he has been farming for several years. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Boyken and Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Metcalf attended the minstrel show given by the Garner Lions club at Garner last Monday. After the show, thev were entertained at the Fred Missal home. Mrs. Henrv Harms, Mrs. John K. Harms, Mrs. Folkert Stecker, and Mrs. Henry Stecker were hostesses to the Good Hope Lutheran Ladies Aid in the church basement on Thursday afternoon, March 2. The freshman home economics class of the Titonka school entertained their mothers at a tea recently. Mrs. Fred Adamson entertained the "500" club at her home last Thursday. Guests were Mrs. Roy Walrod, Mrs. Virgil Wilson, Mrs. Clarence Schutjer, and Mrs. Dick Kuchenreuther. Bob Wilson of Knoxville spent several days recently at the A. M. Peterson home. Russell Castor has returned from a two weeks' trip to Tacoma, Wash., where he was called due to the serious illness of his father. He reports his father's condition much improved following surgery. Dick Downs, student at State Teachers college. Cedar Falls, is spending several days vacation between quarters with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Downs. TYPEWRITERS, portable or standard size, for Immediate sale. Algona Upper Des Moines. I If Your Name Is .. . JEROME By Ann Reynolds, Ph.D. If you're familiar with paratroopers' lingo you certainly remember the cry "Geronimo"; paratroopers were urged to yell "Geronimo" as they leaped. It was to relieve the pressure in the ears coming about through the sudden change in altittfde, and also to lessen nervous tension. A variation of the name Jerome, the cry "Geronimo" is said to have originated at Fort Benning, Georgia, with the members of the 505th Battalion during the war. Before their first jump, they happened to attend a motion-picture about' Geronimo, the famous Indian leader of Chiricahua Apache who with his band broke out of the White Mountain Reservation in Arizona in the 1880's, and terrorized the ranches of New Mexico and Arizona. Ant! so the starkly realistic movie by the title "Geronimo" played its part in the war effort. The name Jerome, in its origi- nal HieroViymos, !s Greek, ant nieans "sacred name". Its mos important early bearer was St Jerome, whose Latin translation of the Bible was made the basis of the Vulgate translation. This saint was greatly revered in the Middle Ages, and his name in Italy became "Geronimo." in France it was shortened to Jerome, while in English speaking countries, spelled Jeronimus or Geronim, it also branched out in quite a few family names, among them Jerram and Jerrems. To boot, Jerome found its use as a place-name. There are towns called Jerome in U. S. A., for instance in Arizona and Idaho. One of the most famous men by the name Jerome was the 16th century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, unmatched for his presentation of bizarre types, the creatures of his flaming imagination. Among his paintings is one whose subject is his namesake St Jerome, "St. Jerome in the Desert". Among the numerous brothers of Napoleon the youngest was called Jerome; he was made king of Westphalia 'by the emperor. Napoleon ordered Jerome to give up his American wife, Elizabeth Patterson, and marry a German princess. Unlike his famous brother, Jerome was gay and carefree, and as a king did little else than arrange fireworks, dances and festivities. That's why his German subjects tagged him CHECK SWIFTS CHICKS they're HUSKY! HEALTHY! _ — ™ ~ SwWs oreTieitchlng^Ioordus, strong chicks nowV.ii from selected, tested flocks. They'll grow into money-makers for you! They're bred for High Liva- fciliry . . . Fast Growth . . . Fast Feathering . . . Earl/ 'Maturity! 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We will help you choose harmonizing and contrasting colors that will make every room in your home show personality and warmth . . . and we'll even help you find the painter -and paperhanger for the job! FREE ESTIMATES GLADLY GIVEN COWAN 210 East State Street Algona, Iowa CO. Phone 275 "Koenig Immerlustig", "King Ever-merry". And merriment was the outstanding achievement of the English humorist in whose name Jerome occurs twice, Jerome K. Jerome, best known for his entertaining "Three Men in a Boat." Music made Jerome D. Kern famous, the popular composer of many favorite songs. His "Ol 1 Man River," from "Showboat" carried his fame all over the world. Together with "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", and "The Way You Look Tonight" it's among the perennials of America's best loved tunes. (Interested in some other name? Address your request to Dr. Reynolds, in care of this paper. Dr. Reynolds writes about the names most often requested.) Copyright 1950 by Reynolds Feature Syndicate Mrs. Trouth Rites Held Feb. 22nd Ledyard — Sophie Scheler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Scheler, was born March 19, 1862, at Montmorency, 111., and passed away Feb. 19, 1950, at the age of 87 years and 11 months. Mrs. Trouth had been blessed with excellent health until Nov. 27, 1949, when she. suffered a stroke from which she never recovered, gradually growing weaker until on Sunday morning, when she passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cal Tuesday, March 7, 1950 Algona Upper Des Moines—3 Stanley, near Elmore, Minn. Sophie Scheler was united in marriage to Mr. August. Trouth of Sterling, 111., on Feb. 12. 1884. Mr. and Mrs. Trouth came west in 1890. and settled on a farm nenr Algonn, where thry resided a number of years, nnc) then settled on a farm near Blue Earth, Minn., where her nusband passed away Jan. 21, 1922. To this union 12 children were born, of whom two sons preceded her in death, John on Nov. 1. 1918. and Arthur, May 1, 1923. She leaves to mourn ten children, George of Elmore; Mrs. Fred Darnell (Ida) of Ledyard; Mrs. Cal Stanley (Bertha) of Elmore; Frank of Braham; Fred of Amboy; Mrs. Charles Blint (Lizzie) of Fairmont; Walter of Fairmont; William of Ft. Dodge; Mrs. Herman Schoal (Minnie) of Fair- mont, and Sara Hanson of Ft. Dodge. Also 33 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren, a sisti.T, Mrs. Emma Jacobs of Sterling, 111., a brother, Christian Scheler of Sterling, and many other relatives and friends. The funeral was held on Wednesday. Feb. 22, at the Pleasant Prairie Evangelical and Reformed church with the pastor. Rev. Joseph Mayor, reading the scripture in prayer, and Hev. E. P. Nuss of Ledyard giving the sermon. Mrs. Trouth was laid to rest beside her husband in the cemetery adjoining the church. Navy Recruiter It was announced today that the Navy is enlisting men in all branches of Naval service. A recruiter will be in the Algona Post Office every Friday IF MOVING OR STORING YOUR HOUSEHOLD GOODS—contact BRADY TRANSFER & STORAGE COMPANY FORT DODGE, IOWA' Agents, Allied Van Lines, Inc., in your locality. Excellent equipment, competent and courteous service. Phone or write for estimate on any moving problem. Rough Winter Driving Has Taken Its Toll on Those Front Wheels . . . is the Time to Get Your FRONT WHEELS ALIGNED and Tires Balanced The rutty, ice-caked roads of Winter always take their toll on a car's front wheels. When your front wheels become out of line, your tires are getting undue wear, to say nothing of the risk you are running of being involved in an accident. Rarely can you tell when your wheels are out of line, or tires unbalanced, without a scientific check on scientific equipment. 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