The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 14, 1950 · Page 19
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 14, 1950
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20 YEARS AGO From the files of the Upper Des Moines-Republican February 26, 1930 * * * Mrs.C. C. Robinson lost a brother in Scranton, Kansas, who died leaving a large estate to three sisters and a nephew. The total amount left was uncertain, out it included 4,000 acres of Kansas land, government bonds, and unchashed checks. * * * Algona bowling teams, using the Hub alleys, were trading mi » ch es with Mason City. Robin- ault, Phillips, Ronney, Nemmers and Lampright's team lost by a close score, but Calver, Seipman, Hemphill, Nemmers, and Maharas won over Mason City bowlers by an even closer score. * * * Druggist Hans Sorensen had died after a stroke suffered while at a dinner party at the P. P. Zerfass home. * * * E. Clemans, who had been with the Titonka Topic, bought out Albert Bleich's interest in the Lakota Record. J. A. Barger still retained half interest in the Record. * • * At Falkenhainer and son, Mel-, zar, attended the Iowa Pharmaceutical convention in Des Moines. The elder Falkenhainer was elected treasurer of Northwest Pharmaceutical Bureau. * * * Dan Turner-for-governor received the support of a local club, with G. W. Stillman as president and H. W. Miller as secretary- treasurer. * * •* The Algona basketball team trounced Clear Lake, 33 to 11, by allowing the opponents only two field goalu during the game. Bill Cliff was high point man with 14 to his credit. Other first team men were Runchey, Samp, Moore and Van Dorstan, and substitutes Barr, Blossom, and Hargreaves. * * * J. H. Jensen announced hi* candidacy for re-election as representative from Kossuth county to the Iowa General Assembly. * * • Frances Zender, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zender, debated with the Mount St. Mary's academy, Cherokee, and won over Spencer's team. Two other Algona girls, Katherine Guehl and Blandina Erpelding, debated on another Mount St. Mary's team against Marathon, and also won. Mary McEnroe had passed away here after a long illness. * * * Mrs. W. W. Scott, Algona, died at the age of 74. She had been unable to recover from a broken left and arm and dislocated 'hi]' ^ * * • r Someone al Bancroft thought a storm sewer would be a good cache for their prohibited bottle of spirits. It was, only they picked the wrong sewer. When it plugged and overflowed. Street Commissioner Doleschal proceeded to open it. During the process, the full bottle floated to the top. It was not claimed by the owner. The Child Study Club was crusading for a new school building, since they felt the then-present buildings were unsanitary and inadequate. Mrs. A. E. Michel led the club as president; Mrs. M. M. Morrow, vice-president; and Mrs. H. C. Frederick, secretary-treasurer. Junior high school pupils held a declamatory contest all of their own. On the speaking slate were Charles Cretzmeyer, William Devine, Richard Norton, Donald Parsons, John Schilts, Fred Zentner Jeanette Goeders, Ida Halpm, Jane Hemphill, Ruth Malueg, Ruth Muckey, Violet Norman, Margaret Stephenson, Shirley Ellsworth, Dorlys Knudsen Dorothy Marty, Melvin Miner, Robert Richardson, and Pauline Turner. D. D. Monlux, deputy custodian of Iowa Royal Arch Masons, held a school of instruction in Fort Dodge for about 80 inembeis, 11 of which were from Algona. • * • New Community Club directors elected were Charles Taylor, Milton Norton, W. A. Foster, P. J. Kohlhaas, and A. L. Peterson. T. P. Harrington, G. S. Buchanan, J. S. Auner, C. R. LaBarrc, and D. H. Goeders were re-elected u>r another term. Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Windell. Mr. and Mrs. A. Spongberg, and Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Monlux entertained 53 mail clerks and wives in honor of Lincoln s ana Was>n- ington's birthdays. Algona guests were Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Lindsay and Mr. and Mrs Robert Vincent. „ . If THE MYSTERY FARM If liyed in Algona foi-^40 years. One of the first all-color, talking pictures, in Algona was "Sally", showing at the Call tnc atre. ^______ Ernest Grant, 73, Rites At LuVerne LuVerne — Funeral services fur Ernest Grant, 73 were held Friday 3:30 p. m., March J. £i the tiVerne Methodist church, with Rev. Robert Philips officiating. Burial was in the LuVt• ne cemetery with the McCulluugh Funeral Home of Algona m charge of arrangements. Mr. Grant, who passed away Tuesday evening, following a stroke, was a bachelor. He u survived by one brother U. S. Grant The "Mystery Farm" pictured in last week's Upper Des Moines was that tenanted by William Rath in Union township. The farm is 120 acres, and Mr. Rath was in to claim the free aerial photo of the place which goes to the tenant or owner of any farm pictured in this series. Above is this week's Mystery Farm. If it is yours, either as tenant or owner, let the Upper Des Moines know and a free aerial photo is yours. Reader Comment News From Missouri Lebanon, Mo. March 7, 1950 Dear Upper Des Moines and Fellow Algonians: Just received a month's news sent me by my mother, Mrs. Walter L. Johnson, of Algona. Upon opening the Tuesday, Feb. 28 issue, to the "Mystery Farm" picture, recognized it as lhat of my aunt and uncle, Mr. md Mrs. Rath's place. Judging 'rom the. picture, it was taken vhile she had loads of flowers in sloom along the south fence in 3 yard. Also in the lower right- land corner I recognize a portion of the garden spot. Just to see this view makes me a bit homesick. Many a happy lour has been spent there. And I hope many more will. We have been living in the Dzarks some 19 months, and hough we have made numerous friends, it will never be the avne as "home". My husband is jflslly engaged in carpentry, hav- ng just completed a built-in titchen cabinet, working on cabinets when weather doesn't permit outside work. His big job is to 'inish a 4-room and basement addition in Lebanon. Speaking of weather, we have been very fortunate here this winter. Our snowfall only totaled hree inches altogether. But we lad two severe rainstorms which >ut many a small creek or branch out, of its bank, only to spread over fiood bottom kind ami wash away corn fodder the night be- Fore silo filling was to lake place. Yes, it is good corn country here. Now it's spring. Yesterday we got one garden broke, so if weather permits by Saturday, we will have our first potatoes planted. We have another truck patch to work up down on the farm, also our garden spot here in Lebanon. We had a high of 70 degrees one day last week, and today's temperature is to be CO degrees or better. The .shrubbery is beginning to leaf out. The Easter flowers have been in bloom over two weeks. And from all appearances this will be a good peach year around here, though Poplar Bluffs suffered a severe loss a couple of weeks ago. It seems I must bring this to a close for now and I do hope some of you people would drop us a line sometime. And if over any of you get down this far, look us up. Head out towards the radio tower and you can't miss us. We are on the new Buffalo road, our address being R. 2, Lebanon, Mo. Sincerely, Mrs. M. J. Webb R. 2. Lebanon, Mo. P. S. The coal shortage didn't bother us much as we only used 600 pounds along with three small trailerloads of wood. A Heavy Fine For Intoxication Gerard Katsma, Ft. Dodge, charged with intoxication, was fined $50 and costs by Mayor B. P. Richardson, March 4. He was riding with Herman Schoonover, also of Ft. Dodge, who was later sentenced to three years in the penitentiary (see district court story). In other cases before the mayor, Lawrence Stockwell. Owatonna. Arthur Kohlhaas of Bod?; -dnd Mabel Sorensen of Algona were fined for passing a red flasher. O. B. Laing, Algona, was fined for an arterial violation. Everett Knudsen of Algona, charged with intoxication, was fined 55 and costs, and Henry Clark and Thos. Adams, fTum- boldt, were each fined $23 and costs. Justice J. B. Johnston fined Arthur R. Johnson, St. Paul, $5 and costs on a charge of failing to keep his car under control; Wm. Durant, Algona, was fined S3 and costs for not signaling a left turn; O. B. Wittern, Algona, was lined SO and costs on a charge of intoxication. DYNAMITE Five sticks of dynamite were found lying along the road near Glcnwood recently. As there has been no blasting in that county recently, source of the explosives remains unexplained. Fortunately, no one ran over them. HONORING TEACHER In Sac City, lormer pupils of Miss Lou Watson are raising a fund to equip a room or ward in Loring hospital in her honor. Miss Watson was a first grade teacher in the schools there for over 46 years. NOW PHILLIPS 66 CUSTOMERS ENJOY HIGHER OCTANE at-jfo ja#c60w&/ Fill up with new Phillips 66 Gasoline for smooth Anti-knock performance! It's new ... it's better ... but the price is still the same! Thanks to improved refining methods, Phillips 66 Gasoline has been "stepped-up" with increased amounts of the valuable high octane components that help your car deliver smoother power ... quick acceleration ... and long, long mileage 1 Get this high-test, higher-octane gasoline now, at your Phillips 66 D«aler%... and/ft/the difference! Bancroft Selects Cast For Play To Be Offered Soon Bancroft.— "Many Moons" is the play selected to honor Father Schultes on his name day. Casts picked for the play are: Cynthia, the Chamberlain's wife, Denise McGee; Royal Nurse, Barbara Berens; Lord High Chamberlain, James Clark; Royal Wizard's wife, Karen Gilmore; Royal Wizard, Thomas Sheridan; Mathematician, Thomas Williamson; Jester, Stephen Deitering; Princess, Lenora Joann Kennedy; King. Richard Rake; Goldsmith's daughter, Geraldine Meyers. Farewell Party Mrs. Bertha Mansmith moved Wednesday to the home she purchased at Burt and on Friday she was honored at a party by her. neighbor? nt tho Peter Kramer home. On Monday afternoon, the Ladies Guild entertained at a farewell party at the Otto Glawe home. Twenty-five ladies were present. Mrs. Mansmith was presented with a Bible, a gift of remembrance. The ladies served a lovely lunch at the close of the afternoon. Jr. Foresters Elect The Juvenile Foresters held a meeting March 14, at the C.O.F. hall, with election of officers. Ill With Flu Mrs. Wm. Korrect has been very ill at her home, suffering from the flu. Her son, George, and wife, Laurcns, came and spent Sunday with her. Scholastic Honors John Garry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Garry, and Wm. McNertney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pat McNertney, have won high scholastic ratings at St. John's, Collegeville. where they are both freshmen. They were placed on the class B honor roll at the university. Both are graduates of St. John's high school last spring. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dransfeldt received word of the death of a brother-in-law who passed away in Waterloo. Mr. and Mrs. Dransfeldt were in Waterloo where they attended the funeral and visited with the latter's sisters. The children of Mrs. Kate Smith dropped in Sunday to help her clebrate her 69th birthday. Supper guests were Mr. and Mrs. Everett Jenson, Armstrong; Joseph, Rockwell City; Mr. and Mrs. Pat Rolling, Mrs. Mary Ferguson, Emmet, Swea City, and John of Minneapolis. Joseph Recker spent Thursday in St. Benedict with Mrs. Gragor Studer at the Ben Dorr home. Mr. and Mrs. John Menke attended funeral services for Lyle Kelley at Albert Lea, Minn., on Tuesday. Mrs. Nick Gaul of Ashtpn came Sunday for an extended visit with her mother, Mrs. John Haupert. Mrs. Haupert has been in poor health for several months and Mrs. Gaul will help care for her. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Kunkel are the parents of a son born Feb. 23, St. Ann hospital. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Welp returned Tuesday after a few days spent in Des Moines. ANXIOUS At least two lowans are not looking forward to spring. Mr. and Mrs. Haufle, caretakers at Geode Park near New London, know that a rattlesnake is hibernating inside the cabin walls. Late in the fall, on warm days, they could hear him occasionally "sound off" with his buzzer but he has been quiet all winter. When spring comes, they hope he crawls out, not in. Health Council Meets March 9 A meeting of the Kossuth County Health Council was held Thursday, March 9 at 8 p. m. in the Court House in Algona. This is a voluntary organization set up to aid the county health nurse. As yet, Kossuth county does not have a nurse although one has been approved by the Board of Supervisors. When a suitable inurse has been found, she will be hired and this council will assist her in her work. Harriet Oxley, district health nurse from Spencer, was present to explain the workings of such a group. Invitations had been sent to groups, such as the medical association, the Red Cross and others in the county. KILLED Don Padilla, section man for the Rock Island, was killed near Stuart recently when a motorized handcar on which he was riding was struck by a fast freight. Two other workmen on the car rolled to safety before the train hit. IF IT'S NEWS WE WANT ITI PHONE 229 Tuesday, March 14, 1950 Algona Upper Des Moines—3 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. Visiting around Iowa by Joe Marsh Iowa Gets Television No\v we've started to get television in Iowa. "Makes me think of the ruckus, years ago, when folks got their first phones", Grandma Edzel said the other night, "Some were agin* phones; wouldn't even try 'em." But soon they found that anything like the telephone which brought people closer together, was good for all of us. It'll be the same with television. The better we know other people, the better and broader- minded we are, ourselves. The more we appreciate the other fellow's point of view, the more likely he is to appreciate ours. Some folks like to wear galoshes in winter; others prefer rubbers. Or, take my friend Ed who's hepped on the virtues of orange juice, while cousin Joe prefers a temperate glass of beer or ale. They recognize each other's right to his own taste, and that's the way it ought to be. So. here's to television . . . and anything else that brings us all closer together in mutual understanding and tolerance. Jot Manh, Copyrighted, U. 5. Breu'ert Foundation """NOTICE"!™! Every effort has been made to prepare our new office, but there was too much remodeling to be done, and we will,therefore not move to our new location till Monday, March 20 We will be glad to serve you till then in our present location over the S & L store. L. S. BOHANNON INSURANCE Better Service Algona Better Rates Phone 103 Tuni la HENRY J. TAYLOR. ABC Network. e NOTE THESE STYLE LINES WELL. They're Ur out of thu Buick Riviera hiiok — unit they chak interiors that are roomy as much-higlwr-pncvd cars. FORE AND AFT - a Beauty and a BUY i ^ T's lithe, long and lovely—and it calls not just for one look, but for two. See how this sleek Sedan looks coming down the road—bold grillwork shining, broad bonnet purring with power, and the wide, curving, unbroken sweep of a one-piece windshield giving you horizon- wide outlook. And spot the pretty picture you make going away. The broad, wrap-around rear window and topside styling in the Buick Riviera manner. The graceful, spacious trunk, the "double bubble" taillights, the sense of high-fashion llcetness in everything from rear fender lines to the curve of the roof. Yes, that's beauty—beauty in the unmistakable Buick manner. But observe also: Interiors are extra roomy in all dimensions. The biggest you can buy for the money, we believe — and bigger than many higher-priced cars. And, since this is a Buick SUPER, there's sensational new power under the hood—Buick's own F-263 Fireball straight-eight, this year's big news in valve-in-head power. Yes, when you go stepping in this one, you'll really m'p—with roominess and top-drawer styling and the level going of all-coil springing—yes, and Dynallow Drive* too, if you choose-making your pleasure complete. The price? Well, drop in on your Buick dealer, ask about the SUPER 126 and be prepared for happy listening. Here's a buy —so grand a buy you'll lose no time"getting behind a Buick wheel. * Standard on ROAUMAHTER, optional at extra cost on SUPER ami SPECIAL models. Features like these mean BUICK'S THE BUY HIGHER-COMPRESSION Fireball valve-in-head power in thr*» tngints, five hp ralingi. INew F-263 engine in SUPER models.) • NEW-PATTERN STYLING, with bumper-guard grilles, taper-through Itnder,, "double bubble" taillights • WIDE-ANCLE VISIBILITY, close-up road view bolh forward and back • TRAFFIC-HANDY SIZE, less o^er-all length for easier parking and garaging, short turning radiui ' EXTRA-WIDE SEATS cradled between the axles • SOFT BUICK RIDE, from all coil springing, Safe//-Rido rims, low- pressure tires, ride -stead/ing torque-lube • DYNAFIOW Dftl'/E standard on ah 1 ROAOMAS1ERS, optional at extra cost on SUPER and SfKIAL i«ri»s ' WIDE ARRA Y Of MODEIS with Bod/ fa/ fithtr. 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