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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 4, 1950
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Dept. of History and Archives Des Moines 19, Iowa ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at th* postotflce at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1. 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. AIGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1950 THREE SECTIONS-20 PAGES VOL 85-NO. 13 By Bus* Waller * * * Faculty members caught up with some of the girls down at the high school when they found they were turning in business letters for one class which they had copied out of their book in a typewriting class, instead of composing originals. » * * Those who saw "The Hasty Heart" at the Call, last week, might be interested in knowing that the script was written by John Patric, who appeared in Algona at one stage during the war and addressed the Klwanis Club and a high school assembly ... he also served as a Red Cross ambulance driver, overseas. »' • * . Helen Brunson, former Algona resident, now living in St. Paul, will soon have a story in Successful Farming, based on the Good Hope church auction . . . she also has an article which has been accepted by Church Management . . . sometimes it is remarkable how a woman can run a house, raise a family, take care of a husband and still find time to indulge in other activities. * • • The more we think about it. the more sensible it seems, to work out a program whereby the general public has a chance to benefit from any surplus in farm products ... it certainly doesn't make sense to store the stuff in caves, destroy it, etc. Secretary Brannan's plan would not eliminate the farmer's guarantee of a fair price, but it would enable the surplus to be moved into the open market and sold . . . and the cost even if sold at a loss would not be greater than is the case at present, he declares. Two Kossuth girls were among the winners in a typing contest conducted at Des Moines, Saturday. Marilyn Miller, 17, of Lu Verne, took second place in the personality class, in which one of the basic requirements was typing SO words a minute ... In the class C novice typing division, S ejabell Bebrends of to* 10 R°dc aced second ... there were more than 100 contestants. It must be spring. The phone rang during the supper hour the other evening and a male voice over the telephone began trying to sell us an encyclopedia, an event which usually takes place in the spring. , * * * One local citizen, after talcing his garbage to the city dump, came up with the opinion that perhaps the primary problem locally in the matter of health, is improving the dump rather than building a sewage disposal plant .... another remarked he thought street improvements were needed far worse . . . it's an unhappy cycle — seems we need a lot of things. A number of papers around the state, Belmond Independent. Eagle Grove Eagle, Iowa Falls Citizen, and others, came out with hangup editions, recently, due in considerable part to student crews from Iowa State College journalism classes . . . they were excellent papers . . . each spring these classes take charge of selected papers located in noncompetitive fields. Well,* that pound of limburger which we offered to buy the first person guessing the identity of the character pictured in this column, goes to Bob Marcy, but it was a tough race. There were guesses entered for Matt Amfahr, Bill Steele, John Ferguson, Al Buchanan, Jack Chrischilles, Doc Eason and a few more ... if Bob will contact us we'll make plans for the limburger transaction The firm that makes the combination nose and glasses is 400,000 behind in orders, they tell us. Incidentally, we got one entry on the limburger contest from Minneapolis. * • * Over at Wesley, a while back, an old implement shed was purchased by Harold and Will Martinek. The old shed, a Wesley landmark, was torn down and in the process they came across original price tags from old machine parts, buggy whips, parts of buggies, and'blacksmith lools. The building was purchased 50 years ago by the late Ed Hauptman from the Ed Immerfall estate, and the late Pete Greiner once operated an implement store there. The land was purchased by the K. & H. Oil Co. from Mrs. Ed Hauptman. » • * Now that the Lions are planning on building the Worlds Largest Kite for their annual spring event, all they need Is to find the World's Smallest Man to pilot it. Any suggestions? Famous Last L"» — *'4 Jus* glv« you a chance to g« •van. Last Rites For Mrs. Williams, 65, Held Today Funeral services for Mrs. Jane Williams, 65, will be held this afternoon (Tuesday, April 4), at 2 o clock at St. Thomas Episcopal church. Father Paul J. Davis will conduct the funeral service, and burial will be in Riverview cemetery. Pallbearers will be C. R. La Barre, Roy Christe'nsen, Wm. Hawcott, Harold Gilmore, Pat Jensen and Wendell French. McCullough's are in charge of arrangements. , Born In Illinois Mrs. Williams passed away shortly after noon, Sunday, at St. Ann Hospital, after being critically ill for the past week. She was born May 6, 1884, at Streator, 111., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gay. She received her education in the schools at Streator, and in 1909, came to Mason City where she engaged in the millinery business. It was at Mason City that she met Chet Williams, and she became his bride on August 6, 1914, in a ceremony performed at Streator, 111. To Algona In 1922 In 1922 the family moved to Algona, where they have since resided, and where Mr. Williams has been in the. clothing business since that time, the past few years in the association of the Leuthold- Williams store here. In addition to her husband, one son, Robert, and two grandchildren, also survive, as does a brother of Mrs. Williams, George, of Joliet. 111. Other relatives here for the funeral include Jane Hayward of Des Moines, and Catherine Williams and Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wallace of Mason City. Interested In People Mrs. Williams was a'member of the Eastern Star, "St. Thomas Episcopal Guild; and active in Country Club women's affairs during past years. She was always interested in people, and friendships, and in her later years worked part time at Christensen's store to retain her contacts with friends.' One of her characteristics was that she looked for the .good things in people, and always found them. This endeared her to many outside of her own immediate family circle, and a host of friends join with members of the family in sorrow at her passing. Talk Renumbering Of City Homes A plan to make all house numbers in the city consistent was presented to the City Council by Lewis Ferguson, city engineer, at a meeting last night (Monday). Most of the house numbers that will be affected are north of Elm street. In many cases, only the last two figures of the house numbers will be changed. The division streets, denoted by the hundreds figure, will remain the same for most streets, except where two city "blocks are combined in one, such as on north Phillips street. A resolution was also passed to put a time limit on building permits. After this, all building permits will have to be used within a certain length of time, which will be set on an individual basis for each permit. The council made a salary adjustment for city employees at the same meeting. Who Will Be Charity Ball Queen? Rev. Brand To Lead Rotary Rev. Orrin W. Brand was elected president of the Algona Rotary club, Monday noon, at the annual vote. He will succeed Bill Zimmerman. Other officers elected were Fred Timm, vice president; Bill Sharp, secretary; John Ferguson, treasurer; and Pat McQuiston and Leon Laird, directors. Wm. Barry, Sr., crew chief for the north half of Kossuth in the present federal census, spoke at the meeting on aspects of training and preparation for the census, and explained some of the reasons "why" there are varied questions to be answered. Father Of Fred Plumb Succumbs Fred Plumb returned Monday from Downers Grove,-111., where he attended the funeral of his father, Walter Plumb. Fred had attended a meeting of the American Dairy Association in Chicago last week. At the conclusion of the meeting on Tuesday, he went to suburban Downers Grove for a few days' visit with his parents and other relatives. White he was there, on Wednesday, the elder Mr. Plumb suffered a heart attack and passed away that afternoon. Funeral rites were held on Saturday. Presented here are the nine candidates for Queen of the 1950 Algona Charity Ball. Voting will take place this week, and the girl receiving the most ballots will be crowned at the Ball. Elsewhere on this page is an official ballot. All you have to do is to write in the name of your choice for Queen, and mail it as indicated. The high school gymnasium will present a color scheme of soft lavenders and pink for the annual Ball next Tuesday, April 11, according to Dwaine Lighter, chairman of the decorations committee. Alice Buss Iris Kressin. Fenton In keeping with the program, a Dutch Windmill will house the booth for donations from those who have not already contributed to the Charity Ball fund. Clem Erlander is at work on this project. Stage decorations are to be done by Jack Chrischillea,' and Milton Norton and John Ferguson are to build the stage for the program. In addition to the Dutch Dozen, a group of dancers from Orange City, Hugh Kent of Fort Dodge will appear on the program. Mr. Kent is a singer of note, according to Wm. F. Steele, general chairman. Al Buchanan will act as Master of Ceremonies, and will announce the program and crown the Queen of the Ball. All people who want to have their names appear on the list of patrons and patronesses of the Ball must make their donations not later than Wednesday afternoon, as the programs are to be in the hands of the printers the next day. If anyone has not been contacted, he or she is urged to make donations to Dr. Karl Hoffman, the Chamber of Commerce office or to Miss Bonnstetter. While donations can be made at anytime, including the night of the Ball, those wishing to be patrons should take prompt action. Marjorie Holmes, LuVerne Mary Ann Timin Creamery Wins $28,450 Suit After seven hours deliberation, a jury in Hancock county district court at Garner brought ir; a verdict, late Monday night, in favor of the defendant, in a damage suit for $28,450 brought against the Algona Cooperative Creamery Co. The suit arose as the result of an auto-truck crash on the Woden gravel road in Hancock county, Sept. 25, 1949, in which Robert Dale Goslin was killed. His car and a creamery truck sideswiped. His estate had sued the creamery as an aftermath of the crash. Linnan & Lynch of Algona represented the defendants. Student Groups In State Meets Jack Allen and Larry Wolcott were rated outstanding performers at the Iowa City one act play festival over the weekend. They were part of the cast of "The Ugly Duckling" by Milne. The play itself was rated superior, and Algona High school was the only school in its class to receive that high a rating. Besides Larry and Jack, the cast was made up of Ronald Hutchings, Nancy McAlpine, Dianne Schaap, Marilyn Miller, and Bob Applegate. It was directed by Cecily Sherk. Claudia Pollard was chosen one of the top IS debaters, at the Iowa High School Forensic League finals, also held in Iowa City this weekend. The Algona team won four and lost eight debates in the finals. Helen Lenz, Edd Laing, Fred Langmack, and Claudia make up the Algona team. WEATHER Spring- is here — in name at least — but' Mother Nature remains aloof, as the week's temperature summary here shows: Date Hi Lo March 28 (.05S) 37 25 March 29 ,.. 36 18 March 30 45 27 March 31 55 33 April 1 48 31 April 2 ___ 57 37 April 3 35 32 Snow flurries met early risers today (Tuesday), but "warmer weather" was promised. 360 Appeals On Corn Allotment Approximately 360 appeals on cprri acreage allotments are on file from Kossuth farmers, and the PMA office here was in the process this week of studying the appeals. It was the opinion of the county PMA board that it would be a week before the appeals could be digested and acted upon. March 27 was the deadline for filing appeals. When crop history and practices justify them, adjustments can be made, yet the committee is forced to hold the total county acreage within the quota with regard to those farmers desiring to stay within the program. The ratio of appeals is about on a par with other counties, indicating that most farmers are satisfied with their allotments and are planning to cut their corn acreage anyway. Dies In Crash Mike Conrad, 53, Corwith, was killed Sunday when his car rolled off a gravel road three miles west of Ringsted, in Emmet county. Lucille Loesch Petit Jury To Report April 10 Petit jurors for the present term of district court have been ordered to report next Monday, April 10, at 10 a. m. and a jury case is expected to begin that day. The case is that of Lillian Farrow vs. the State Bank of Ledyard and Ernest Farrow, and in volves $23,900 in a deposit for safe keeping left with the bank. The case is to determine ownership of the fund between the Farrows. The money is now under court jurisdiction. A fine of $300 and costs was assessed against Russell Sharp, Algona, March 30, by Judge G. W. Stillman, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. One new case was filed, a damage action with James Tatman as plaintiff, and Frank Youngwirth and Guy B. Smith as defendants. The case arose from an accident on Jan. 1, 1950. Kossuth Speller Fourth In State Richard Jensen, Lone Rock, won fourth place in the oral contest at the State Spelling Bee held Saturday in Des Moines. In the written division, he split a four-way tie for fifth place. Richard won his second chance at the state spell-down by winning both the oral and written contests. March 25, for the Kossuth championship. He was also the county champ last year. But this is the last year that he'll be in the spelling bee. Next year he'll be in high school, and thus disqualified. Plow Contest April 22 Will Be Televised Arrangements have been completed for having the first television broadcast ever made take place in conjunction with the 4-H plowing contest, scheduled for April 22 on the Al Grill farm. Iowa State College station WOI-TV, will send a complete crew of engineers and special equipment here for the contest. The Grill farm is located 4'^ miles south of Algona on highway 169. Rebroadcast Later The televised broadcast will not be made direct into the air channels at the time the match takes place, but it will be recorded for broadcasting at sometime in the near future after the match. John Burton, county extension youth assistant, has been working on the project for some weeks, and county 4-H clubs have been selecting their contestants in recent weeks. The contest is a follow-up of a tractor maintainence course which has been conducted at various points in the county. Each 4-H club can enter one contestant. The tractor will be filled with a one gallon tank of gasoline, and each boy will plow as far as possible on this gallon. Committees Named Any make or size of tractor except those with diesel engines may be entered. Committees aiding in arranging the contest include: prize committee, Stanley Gardner, chairman, Ken Strayer and Fred Ottmann; field committee, Howard Schoby, chairman, Maurice Bilsborough, Milo Kollasch; rules and program, Carroll Willrett, chairman, Gerald Soderberg, Hermun Studer; policy comittee, Jack Quinn, chairman, Earl Miller and Alfred Zielske. 32 Open Census Work In County Kossuth's squad of 32 census enumerators started counting noses Saturday morning. The population count, the housing census, and the agricultural questionnaire are all a part of the 1950 federal census. While the primary purpose of the census is to determine the number of TJ. S. representatives to be apportioned to each state, the other questions will help to give valuable information about the nation's business and economic status. All answers are kept confidential, and each enumerator is required to have an official identification card. John Kohlhaas is the crew leader for the southern half of the county, while William Barry, Sr., is leader for the northern half. On Algona "Team" Ringing doorbells will be William J. Becker, Mrs. Florence Becker, Arnold Alderson, Morris Graham, Mrs. Ericce Thompson, and Mrs. Minnie Matern, all in Algona. Alf Lee, Wesley twp. and town; Mrs. Hazel See'ly, Plum Creek wp.; Hubert O'Brien, Union: Carl 3 ijohn, Lotts Creek; Jim Butier, Easter Fashion: 31 New Cars Thirty-one new passenger cars appeared this week in time to make their Buster debut. A truck and a pickup were also bought in the county, for a total of 33 vehicles registered in Kossuth. They were: Buick — H. J. Arndorfer, Corwith; John W. Cook, Lakota; Fred A. Dickmann, Algona. Chevrolet — Dale Blair, Swea ^ity; John A. Carlson, Swea City; Wilbur Christensen, Wesley; Deitering Garage, Bancroft; Rny oodman, Algona; Anthony J. uzowski, Algona; John E. Merrill. Bancroft; Swift & Co., Al- ;ona. Ford — Benjamin Beenken, Titonka, pickup; O. T. Cherland, Lone Rock; Elmer Hellman, Bun- croft; Edward H. Hinz, LuVerne; Kent Motor Co., Algona; Ray S. McWhorter, Burt; Donalan Shillington, Bancroft; Ortwin Tutz, Fenton. Hudson — Alfred Bierstedt, Whittemore; William B. Murray, Fenton. Kaiser — Lawrence Presthus, Bancroft. Mercury—Harley Hoeck, Armstrong; Joe E. Lynch, Algona; Mrs. Earl Ogren, Lakota; Edward A. Stecker, Titonka. Plymouth — Harley E. Hanson, Algona. Poniiac — John Bestenlehner, Algona; S. E. Stangland, Swea City. Oldsmobile — Lloyd Pratt, Algona. Siudebaker — Helen S. Passmore, Algona; Loyola M. O'Brien, Burt. International — Richard G. Thul, Algona, truck. Whittemore twp.; Mrs. Erma Elbert, Whittemore town: Frank Grandgenett, Irvington and Prairie; Mrs. Violet Dimler, LuVerne twp. and town. Mrs. Audrey Tiss, Sherman; Leon Wildin, Riverdale; George Wichtendahl. Garfield; Mrs. Gladys Smith, Fenton twp., and town and part of Lone Rock; Myrtle Hanna, Burt twp. and town and part of Lone Rock; Mrs. Florence Butterfield, Harrison twp. and Swea City. In North Kossuih Mrs. Pat M. Berkness, Swea and Eagle; Mrs. Lars Skaar, Grant; Lars Skaar, Springfield; Mrs. Mary Schrader, Buffalo twp. and Titonka; Duward Tren- nry, Ledyard twp. and town; Dick Meinders, German; Nick Behrends, Ramsey twp. and Lakota; Mrs. Belle Koppen, Lincoln; Mrs. Frances McCarthy, Greenwood twp. and Bancroft; Margaret E. Hauge, Hebron; E. Lorraine Campney, Portland; and John V. Crowley, Seneca. Stress is being put on completing the count in the towns first, and then finishing up the rural districts. The census figures should be available in about a month. 300 Attend State C. D. A. Convention Here With 58 of 61 courts in the tale of Iowa represented, a most successful state convention of the Catholic Daughters of America ended here Sunday, following dinner in St. Cecelia's Academy [ymnasium. There were 300 registrations for .he two day session, which opened Saturday morning. Sunday morning, following group attendance at Mass, the annual business meeting was held. All state officers with two exceptions were reelected, including Mrs. Anna Baxter of Dubuque, reelected State Regent. A National Delegate An Algona woman. Mrs. Judy DeZellar, • who i% Grand Regen' of the Algona court, was one o: 10 selected, as state delegates to the national convention to be helc in July at Asheville, N. C. Committee reports followed registration, Saturday, and Sat urday eveninj; a State Night program wan held at the Academy. Members of the Afgona'fourt presented the "Living Rosary," with 59 participating. Following this, the trustees had charge of refreshments, serving rom beautifully appointed ta)les. Banquet Program Sunday's banquet program was another highlight of the conven- ion. Rev. P. P. Gearen, chaplain of the St. Cecelia court of the order, presided. Rev. Leo Kelm gave the invocation, and the address of welcome from the local court was presented by Mrs. DeZellar, followed by another word of greeting from Mayor B. P. Richardson of Algona. Chris Reese, Grand Knight of the local Knights of Columbus, offered greetings from that organization, and State Regent; •Arrna Baxter.-xespondKd^V &.- - , Following assembly singing, Rev. John Walsh gave a talk on "Our Lady of LaSulctte". A vocal solo was then offered by Dolores Devlin. "Ideals for Catholic Leadership" was the .subject of un address by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. M. J. Martin, state chaplain. Closing ceremonies were a junior presentation by the Juniot Jefferson Court, and benediction >y Rev. Kelm. Lloyd Elston Of Burt New Kossuth Auditor Lloyd Elston, Burt, was named county auditor. Monday afternoon, following the surprise resignation of Kathleen McEnroe, who took the office shortly after the first of the year. Miss McEnroe tendered her resignation Monday. She had succeeded Leo Immerfall, who resigned the iirst of the year io take the position of county assessor. Mr. Elston assumed the office immediately, and acted as clerk for the monthly meeting of the board of supervisors, following his appointment Monday afternoon. He was associated some years ago with the old Burt National Bank and he and his wife maintain a home at present in Burl. He was also connected with the stale bank examiner's office doing receivership work for a time. Can Pay Taxes In April, TOO! Kossuth county taxpayers have forked up $1,171,366.26 in personal property taxes, since county taxes became payable, a compilation of payments made by Roseila Voigt, county treasurer, showed Monday. This covers four weeks time. She said that was a little better than half of the taxes to be collected, and the total includes drainage taxes. A total of $1,813,362.07 was levied for 1949, collectable in 1950, she said. Tax penalties will not start until June 1, it was also said, and taxes may be paid the balance of April without penalty, except in the case of the sewer assessment tax for the City of Algona. Will Visit Rome Bancroft — Father Hunt, assistant priest here, plans to leave about June first for a trip to Rome. His trip came as a surprise gift from a relative. He will spend the summer in Italy. Titonka Band In Annual Concert Titonka — The high school band here will present its spring concert in the school auditorium this evening (Tuesday, April 4.) Half of the program consists of numbers chosen by the seniors from a list of all numbers ever played by the band. Seven seniors will be leaving the organization. They are Muriel Schutjer, cornet; Leroy Phelps, cornet; Juan Johnson, baritone; Bonnie Gerard, trombone; Amy Fisher, clarinet; Catherine Orthel, clarinet; and Sylvester Van Hove, bass baritone. The band is composed of 50 pieces, and is directed by Russell E. Castor. Early St. Benedict Resident Passes Wesley — Mrs. John Muthias, who with her husband operated a grocery store at St. Benedict more than 40 years ago. passed away at her home in Aberdeen, S. D., Thursday. She was 73 Mrs. Anna Loebig, a sister, received word of her serious illness last Tuesday. Surviving un; her husband and two children, Urban of Huron, S. D., and Erma of Aberdeen, both married. A number of relatives frmn this area attended funeral services held Monday at Dell Rapids, S. D., where the family had lived for many years until moving to Aberdeen, a few years ago. OFFICIAL VOTE 1950 Charity Ball Queen Contest 1 cast my vole for: as Queen of The 1950 Charity Ball (Note—All ballots must be postmarked by midnight, Saturday, April 8) Mail This Ballot To Box 250, Queen Contest, Algona, Iowa

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