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By Rugs Waller * * * James Butler is a census enumerator for Whittemore twp. and he knows at least one resident of that township who strongly objects _Jo census taking, because Mr. Butler has just recovered from a fast finish fight with a turkey gobbler. Jim was rounding the corner of a farm building, recently, when the big bird leaped on his back and began beating T- lm ^ h his wings. Know what Jim did? He ran, just as fast as he could, climbing to the comparative security, of a tractor for a moment, until he had a chance to sprint for the house. The turkey refused to let bygones be bygones, and kept in pursuit. And Jim can't understand it; he says he didn t ask that turkey even one personal question! * * The nickel still has not completely lost its value, if used in the proper fashion. Take the case of Craig Smith and Bill Giossi. The two of them sat down for a cup of five cent coffee, and somehow or other television got into the conversation ... then the boys worked in reverse, going back through the developments in radio to the time when they constructed crystal sets ... all this fun developed from just one five cent of coffee, allowed each of them to air his knowledge of radio and his mastery of the crystal set era. and both arose after the big confab feeling fit for the rest of the day's battle. GUESS WHO: Mel Hardgrove turned in the first correct guess on last week's Guess Who ... it was Roy Hilton . . . but some guessers thought it was Carl Paetz, E. W. Lusby, John Briggs and a few others. And now that the furore has subsided over our picture of a few weeks ago in this column, in which Bob Marcy won a pound pf limburger cheese, for identifying the character, well try another one. Mr. Marcy. by the way, called for hi» cheese and we were out . . . he IB to buy the cheese and w«H reimburse him — and help him eat it if properly invited! If you know this fellow, call 2100 pronto, and get your guess in the Schnozzle Contest . . . not to be confused with the Guess Who . . . we'll put up another pound of limburger, by the way! Dept. of History and Archives ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second clan matter at the postoftice at Algona, Iowa. Nov. 1. 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. AIGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1950 4 SECTIONS-20 PAGES PLUS 16 PAGES TABLOID VOL. 85-NO. 14 Easter Crash Fatal To Sexton Lady Brownies, Junior Red Cross Lend Helping Hands Harry Nolte says that if you want to see some REAL flying saucers just tell your wife her cooking is awful. • • • An honorable, respected member of the railway mail clerk fraternity is still trying to live this down ... it seems that at Sioux Falls, where there is a considerable train wait, this Algona clerk and some others toured a store or two near the depot, passing through a sporting goods department on the way . . . later they pulled in to Algona, and prepared to get off at the end of their run . . . this clerk went to pick up his coat, which flipped open, and there, cute as you please, was a fancy fishing lure, with three or four hooks attached, one of them embedded on the inside of his coat.'. . he's still trying to explain that it was all an accident! • * * Someone clipped and sent us that recent UDM story about the "Biggest Fish" contest to be held at Titonka and attached to it a story from a paper at Wellsville, N. Y., that tells about a snake near there which uses its tongue as bait, and does a good job of catching fish . . . anyone of our ardent fishermen ever use a snake's tongue as bait around here? • * * The Belmond Independent says that those old farm windmills are now going to have a rejuvenation —as television towers! • * * Chuck Nicoulin tolled back into Algona last week, after a pleasant visit in California . . . Chuck manages to time his vacations so that he can take m some of the practice games of the big league teams, and at one time he- was following eight teams playing in the general area. • • * Famous La»i Lint — Oh. building a U*il* fire to burn SSI tratb end those leaves won't do any harml , Children living in less fortunate countries than ours are not being forgotten by the youngsters here. In these pictures are shown two separate groups, each one a living example of good will and a helping hand At the left, above, is Brownie Troop No. 9, packing bags to be sent overseas, a part of the national Girl Scout project. Pencils, crayons,, and clothing are some of the items being forwarded in three large bags, each to be sent to a school in a foreign land, to be selected by the Brownie members. L f ft w t n r if ht !- frol \ t , T . r ,? w ' are L 0 ™ 3 Schauer, Barbara Pitman, H>ml £ Vu ar # a P e Williams, Virginia Lee, Joyce Huenhold, Patty Holmes, Kathy Holmes, Sharon Schneider, Pamela Waller; back row, Janice Jensen, Judy McVeigh, and Diane Frankl. "* Overseas gift boxes are being presented by Junior Red Cross members in the fourth grade at the Bryant school in the picture at the right. They are packing toys, toilet articles and school supplies in small boxes to be sent to foreign countries. Pictured are, left to right, Junior Cook, James Gade, Ruth Wendel (instructor), Karen Johnson,, Gary Jennings, Linda Parsons, Patty Dunn, Darlene Webb, Max Helmers, Carolyn Hagan, Durwood Nelson, Jerry Bergeson, Robert Knight, Walter McBride (principal), Mimi Wright; and seated, Sharon Reefer and Larry Hutzell. The children plan the contents of the boxes, buy the articles, and pack each one. These are sent to Red Cross headquarters, and then shipped overseas. Later the class will receive thank you letters from schools receiving the gift boxes. Schools in the county have sent 125 of these boxes as a part of the Junior Red Cross program..<ffheir community service program is now being enlarged, and Mrs. Efizabeth Schenck, Junior Red Cross representative from the county, has just returned from a convention in St. Louis, Mo., where enlargement of the program was planned. (Algona Upper Des Moines flashfotos). St. Ann Hospital Cost Report Shows Community Gave Slightly Less Than $200,000 A report on the funds donated to help in construction with St. Ann Hospital here was prepared and is now made public by the Hospital Promotion Ass'n of Kossuth County, of which L. E. Linnan is chairman. The firm of Christensen and Bedford, certified public accountants of Minneapolis, checked records, and a summary of their report follows: Subscriptions, total.$194,319.36 Less: Cash received 179,145.61 Balance unpaid 15,173.75 , Due, not paid 4,173.75 Not due; future payment 11,000100 State, City In Argument Over $2360 Use Tax • Possible State Supreme Court action may be taken in regard to the payment of use tax on a $118,000 engine bought by the city light plant The state tax commission has levied an assessment, of two per cent, or $2360, • use 'tax on th« purchase of engine, but so far it has not been paid. It is now under advisement with the city attorney, J. D. Lowe. No use tax need be paid, at present, on processing equipment bought out of state if it is not readily obtainable within the state. If the engine were bought now, no use tax would have to be paid on it. Since it was bought previous to the enactment of the new law, it is not clear whether Algona should be charged for this tax. Similar cases are under consideration at Orange City and Estherville. Attorney Lowe indicated at the City Council meeting Thursday that if Algona decides to contest the levying of the tax, it may combine efforts with those two cities in bringing the matter before the Supreme Court. Close Race For Charity Queen Everything is in readiness for the 1050 Chanty Ball, to be held tonight (Tuesday), at the high school gymnasium. And one of nine girls will take her place as Charity Ball Queen in the opening ceremonies. The grand march will follow coronation of the queen. Allen Buchanan will act as master of ceremonies, T, C. Hutchison will deliver the address of welcome and special entertainment numbers will be presented by the "Dutch Dozen" from Orange City and Hugh Kent, impersonator. Al Menke's orchestra will play. A close three-cornered race was taking place Monday morning in the balloting for Charity Queen committee, and each Ball Queen, according to the Queen committee, and each stuck of mail arriving changed the respective standings of the candidates. Fifty Years A Printer — Now He'll Just Garden Bancroft C. C. Met Forty-eight members of the Bancroft Chamber of Commerce turned out last week at a meeting of that organization. The Union Slough recreation area, baseball plans, and a dance and party for junior-senior students from schools in the' area were all discussed. By Paul Schenck Fifty years a printer and linotype operator—that's Algona's R. H. Guderian, who retired last week. Mr. Guderian has just completed 33 years of service as a linotype operator in Algona and now will care for his garden and orchard on East State street. Rudy got his finger into printer's ink at. the age of 12. He hsd rhenmatism,so bed 'that tola mother took him out of school, but she couldn't keep him home. He originally went to work in the shop of the Algona Courier, which wes located where the Silver Grey Cafe now is. His first jobs were cleaning and sweeping out, but he got into the type cases, and soon was hand- setting type. Ever since then he has been a printer or operator. He Saw The Country Although Algona has been his home since he 'was 3 years old (he was born in Uattle Creek, Nebr.), it couldn't keep him from wandering. At about the age of 20, he started roaming. First stop was Mason City, where he learned to operate a linotype machine. This made him a full-fledged printer, and he has the union card to prove it. Next he went to Minneapolis, Minn., and from there he travel- led from coast to coast and from border to border; working and travelling, he saw the country and made expenses at the same time. One of his longer stops was in Montana, working in Missoula and Miles City. While there Rudy met up with Clint McClellan, who now lives near LuVerne. Together they hopped a passenger train and rode on the top of it, through tunnels and around mountains, clear to Seattle, Wash. But in 1915 he returned to Algeria to be near his mother, who was not well. Still a printer, he started work with the Advance. He was not to stay here long. World War I came along about that time, and with it went-Rudy. He tried to enlist in the Navy, but at the age of 31 he was just one year over the age limit. The draft picked him up in 1918, and he was off to war. Bugling Came In Handy At first he was on the end of the bugle. A self-taught musician, his musical abilities were soon recognized. Rudy and his tuba helped tp sell liberty bonds with the 50-piece Army band. Finally his overseas assignment came, and he was ready to go. His company boarded the ship in Brooklyn harbor, and were told that the morning would find them out at sea. Morning came and they were still in the harbor, hearing hundreds of whistles shrieking. The Armistice had been signed. Their commanding officer sent PHONE 1100-YOUR NEWSPAPER Rudy. Guderian them off to New York City on leave. They found it was an expense-free trip. Their overseas caps took them anywhere or bought them almost anything without cost. Back in Algona, Rudy resumed work at the Advance. He promptly joined the American Legion as one of the charter members, and recently received his 30-year pin. He is also a member of the Masonic Lodge. In 1932 he married Goldie Beeton. As Rudy explains it, "I just got acquainted with her. . . we started going out together. . . and then we got married." The couple now lives at 1020 East State street, next door to where he spent his childhood. Gardening A Hobby Rudy didn't forget his tuba when he got back to Algona. For years he was a member of the city band. But seven years ago he had all his teeth pulled, and that was the end of that. A horn just doesn't go with false teeth. Now, after 50 years of printing, Rudy is retiring. His arthritis won't take it any longer, and his doctor ordered him out of the shop. He's now a full-time gardener. "Chubb" Guderian, living at Galbraith south of town, is Rudy's brother, while Henry Guderian, city postman, is his nephew. His two other brothers are Otto, living at Cobb, Wise., and John, a Dedondo Beach, Calif., editor. Funeral Service On Wednesday For W. C. Nelson Funeral services for W. C. Nelson, a lifelong resident of Kossuth county, will be held Wednesday, April 12, at the Methodist church in Algona, with Rev. O. W. Brand officiating. • iwn Me- Gunder Rejoins Weidenhoff Firm V. L. Gunder has rejoined the staff of Jos. Weidenhoff Inc., as chief engineer, here. Mr. Gunder was formerly with the company for 11 years in Chicago. Richard Minell of Emmetsburg is another new member of the staff here. He will be project engineer. Mr. Minell was formerly with Parks College of St. Louis U. where he was an instructor in aeronautical engineering. Wesley All Set For Show Night Wesley — Friday evening, April 14, is the date of the annual amateur contest which will be held in the high school auditorium. Prizes of $5 and $3 are to be awarded to winners in each of the 2 groups, those above the age of 12 years and those 12 years old or younger. Admission will be 50 cents and 25 cents. Mr. Nelson passed away Sunday evening at his home, one mile east of Algona on highway 16. He was 74 years of age. McCullough's are in charge of arrangements. Surviving are his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Chester Schoby (Bernice), of Algona, and Mrs. Don Cash (Vernice), of Philadelphia, Pa. A brother and two sisters, Frank Nelson and Mrs. E. C. Christiansen, of Ringsted, and Mrs. Cliff Bowman of Spencer, also survive. Mr. Nelson was born June 25, 1875, at Janesville, Wis., and at the age of two he came to Kossuth county with his parents, who settled at Bancroft. He grew up there, and on Dec. 20, 1900, was married to Maud Manley of Portland twp. For the past six years the Nelsons have been living just east of Algona. Mr. Nelson had been in failing health for the past two years. Pallbearers at the funeral will be Arthur Benschoter, W. C. Taylor, August Slagle, Chris Kntid- sen, Mads Christiansen and Wallace McArthur. Expenditures: Architect 5,000.00 Abstracting, etc. _50.75 St. Ann Hospital _„ 172,970.24 Sign at site 85.00 Supplies, postage 196.54 Committee expenses, travel, telephone, etc., 833.08 Boy, 76, Senf To Eldora In Theft Case Dennis Jorgenson, 16, Elmore, Minn., was sentenced to the State Training School at Eldora, after being charged •with the theft of a motorcycle. The case was heard Saturday by Judge G. W. Siillman in juvenile court here.. Dennis, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Jorgenson, was trying out the motorcycle that he said he intended to buy from a local filling station. He received permission to drive it around the block, but when he didn't return, the incident was reported. Patrolman Dick Meehan found him six hours later on Highway 169. Dennis said he had driven north of town, turned off on the gravel road, and became lost. He was on parole at the lime. 179,135.61 Cash on hand, Nov. 10 10.00 All funds still to be collected will be turned over to the Sisters of Mercy, as they assume all liability for costs exceeding the amount raised by local subscriptions. The total cost of the St. Ann Hospital, to date, and not including fixtures, was shown to be $658.068.08. With fixtures included, it was estimated that the total cost of St. Ann Koftntat IB ap proxfrnateTy 1800,000.• One of the most unusual aspects of the report is that the committee expenses for postage, office supplies, telephone, travel, etc. which totaled $1,029.62 represented only approximately 6/10ths ol one percent of the entire fund raised. Warn Against Fake Census Calls John Kohlhaas, census chief for the south half of Kossuth county, reports that no census is being taken over the telephone, and that evidently some young folks of the community are having a little sport at the expense of innocent citizens. The procedure seems to be to call the victim and represent the caller as census taker. Then questions are asked, much to the merriment of the fake census takers. Later, when the real census taker arrives, folks have become quite indignant about the whole thing. Mr. Kohlhaas warned that faking census work is not to be condoned, and urged parents to see that their youngsters understood the penalty involved. Tonight (Tuesday, April 11), will be "T" night, when a count is to made of all transients in the area. This will include census taking of all those in hotels. Bancroft To Get New Residences Bancroft — Several new homes are under construction here, or will be in the near future. Mrs. Bess Murray is building a new home just east of the Catholic parsonage, and Ed Schiltz is building a new home just north of the Ditsworth Garage. Earl Miller of Algona has purchased three lots from L. C. Hatten on South Main St., and will build a new home. He will move a house from the Ernest Hutchinson farm and will remodel it. Ed Ford is making plans for a new basement and to remodel his home, Mrs. Gaffney, 56, Irvingfon, Dies Suddenly Mrs. Robert Gaffney, 56, died at 8 a. m. this morning (Tuesday) at her home north of Irvington. She had been an arthritis invalid for many years. Funeral arrangements are being made by McCullough's, and the funeral will be held in St. Cecelia's Catholic church. Surviving are her husband; a brother, Robert Stalling, Irvington; and three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Bagur, Jencie and Catherine Skilling, all of Algona. Nellie Skilling was born July 8, 1893, at Algona. She married Robert Gaffney, July 8, 1913, and has continued to live near Algona all her life. Her mother, Mrs. R. J. Skilling, died two months ago, and her father, two years ago. 2,650 Attended Union Services Union services in the Protestant churches were well-attended during Holy Week. Total attendance at the six evening services was 2,650, and consisted of the congregations from the six churches in the Ministerial Association of Algona. Each church was nearly filled to capacity every night. Union services were conducted by the Methodist, Congregational, Presbyterian, First Lutheran, Nazarene, and Church of the Open Bible. Good Hope church was also included in" the Good Friday services. On Easter Sunday, 40 new members were received into the Methodist church. The Congregational church took in 12 new members at the Thursday night communion services, while 24 were received at the Presbyterian church on Palm Sunday. Arthur Ward Funeral Rites Held Saturday Funeral services for Arthur Ward. 48, were held Saturday in ;he Congregational church, with Rev. Gerald Hallauer in charge. Burial was in Riverview cemetery. Surviving are his wife and seV' en minor children, Charles, 13 Eugene, 11; Roger, 9; Warren, 7 Douglas, 0-, Betty Ann, 4; anc Richard. 3. A brother, Harry Ward of Algona, and two sisters Mrs. Ethel Gardner of Algona and Lottie Wengert of Las Vegas Nev., also survive. . Arthur Ward/was born May 1001, on the present Floyd Card ner farm three miles north o Algona. He farmed for a numbei of years near Britt. Six years ago he sold his farm and moved to WhitU'inore, where he lived unti the time of his death. The pallbearers were John Scuffham, Clifford Riebhoff, Ervin Gerber, Erick Willret, Harry Alt, and William Titius. Mrs. J. Krieps Fatally Hurt On Way to Mass 5 Other Motor Mishaps In Wet, Slippery Weather Mrs. Joe Krieps, 29, of Sexton, died Sunday morning at St. Ann hospital from injuries received when her car skidded and rolled over on Highway 18 near Sexton. It was the only fatality in a weekend of several driving mishaps. Mrs. Krieps was on her way to Easter mass at St. Cecelia's church when the accident occur- ed. The car rolled three or four times, and she was thrown 29 yards from the car. She was alone at the time. Funeral services for Mrs. Krieps will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) at St. Joseph's Catholic church, Wesley, at 9 a. m., with Rev. L. N. Klein officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery, Algona. Years First Fatality She is survived by her husband ind two children, Joan, 10, and ferry, 6; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Forburger, Wesley; two sisters, Mrs. Al Erpelding, Al- ;ona, and Mrs. Larry Young- yirth, Wesley; and two brothers, Kenneth and: Tommy Forburger, at home. This was the first highway fatality of the year for Kot- suth county. Damage to the car was estimated at $1200. Five other car accidents occurred over the Easter weekend, and icy road conditions were blamed for all of them. Other MUhapf A car driven by Lewis Merkle, LuVerne, overturned south of Algona on Highway 169 Sunday morning as the family was returning from church services. The, Rural Women's Day Here, 18th The annual , Rural Women's Day will be held in the V.F.W. lall at Algona, Tuesday afternoon, April 18, at 2 p. m. This neeting is a review of work done n training schools and women's >rganizations throughout the Country during the year. One of the highlights will be a talk by Mrs. C. C. Inman, Bancroft, telling of her trip to the JN headquarters in New York us a Farm Bureau committeewoman. Panel discussions led by Mrs. 'Y-rn Drone, Portland twp., will eport on the year's activities. Members will be Mis. Charles Sfygaard, Prairie twp.; Mrs. iVayne Keith and Mrs. Berl riebe. Plum Creek twp.; Mrs. won Larson, Hebron twp.; Mrs. Arthur Krause, Irvington twp.; Tohn Burton, county youth as- istunt; Lyle Culligan, Farm Bu- eau field man; and Mrs. Henry ,ooft, Seneca twp. Booth exhibits, demonstrating rozen foods, sewing, home round improvements, and good rooming practices, will show vhat has been done in the follow- up meetings of the four training chools. Mrs. Leonard Arndorfer, Prais Iwp., will lead a women's horus in singing. Mrs. Harry 'elter, Burt, will be in charge for he afternoon. All women, both ural and urban, are urged to at- end, according to A. L. Brown, ounty extension agent. jured. Frank Cink, Sexton, escaped injury when his car overturned four miles east of Algona, Sunday morning. Little damage was done. Robert H. Menke, Bancroft, collided with the rear of a car riven by Bernard J. Hoinsey, Armstrong, Sunday night. The iccident happened about a mile north of Bancroft. DamaRe was estimated at $100. Cars Sideswipe Cars driven by Glen Kollasch, Vhittemore, and Leonard Poppen, Clare, side-swiped four miles southeast of Whitternore early VIonday morning. John Kohnke, Clare, suffered head cuts in the ollision. Damage to both cars >vas estimated at $300. Another car from Clare also verturned near West Bend Sunday morning, resulting in con- ideruble damage. Innumerable other cars skidded nto the ditch Sunday morning, iccording to Sheriff Lindhorst, mt the damage was not sufficient o require u report on them. Drainage Meeting Farmers living along drainage itch No. 82 in the fifth Kossuth istrict are urged to attend a lubiic meeting to be held at the own hall in Lakota, Friday eve- ing, April 14, at 7 p. m. A discussion will take place oncerning the matter of clean- ng out open ditch 82, according o A. M. Kollasch, supervisor for ie district. Rites For Infant Graveside services; for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Berte, LuVerne, were held at 1 p. m., Saturday afternoon in the St. Joe cemetery, Father Theobald officiating. The baby was born in St. Ann hospital, April 7, and died shortly afterwards. The Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Elston Will Be Auditor Candidate Lloyd Elston, Burt, announced his candidacy today for nomination to the office of county auditor on the democratic ticket. Mr. Elston is the present county auditor, having been appointed April 3 to fill the vacancy created when Kathleen McEnroe resigned. Mrs. Ardella Bruns, Algona, has been named as deputy auditor, replacing Ivy Scuffham, who recently resigned. Tractor, Garage Burn Fire destroyed a tractor and double garage on the Loren Larson farm near Irvington Thursday night. Mr. Larson was cleaning the sediment bulb on the tractor when the fuel caught fire, and he was not able to remove the tractor from the garage. FARM a5d HOME ROTO SECTION . 16 pages of pictures and feature stories on: ... LOOSE-RUN DAIRY BARNS ... BATTLE THE CORN BORER ...RURAL AMERICA ...WOMAN'S WORLD New Kitchen* Recipe* Birthday Parties With today's issue of THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES "Kossulh County's Favorite Newspaper" -'¥ §

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