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ZOLA MAE DACKEN, SOPHOMORE, DIED « f riday WMe ifl tal f or aM '. Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 10,1942 8 Pages VOL. 77.—NO. 10 By Mrs. I* fiode iZola MaeiDaeken, a young girl with all the chawa of youth was suddenly taken from the' midst of admiring friends arid schooirnates to answer the summons which como to one Usually much later in life. Her life «o\iia be contpared to that bf a beautiful, flower, heing of pleasing personality, bright, full of life, loved by kit Who Mew her, now in the prime of life -she has been chosen fr«m alhorig the rest to be set ^fle 'in a Much higher realm where she vttll add What has been taken away from' 'us here. She 'was a brilliant student, having graduated from the eighth grade in Union township with high honors. She was liked by all her teachers and school chums, being e sophmore in the Algona high school at the time"" of her passing. ighe was borri' Septj 9, 1927, the first child of Mr. and Mrs. John Dacken, in Plum Creek. Her father passed away four years ago. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Wihna HAmllton-Daeken .of ' Buffalo Center and a 'young brother, "Jaokie." - Her grandparents, Mr, . add .Mrs. Henry Dackep of , Union toriwship, where she knade her homsywhile attending District No. 4; her, grandfather, tfred Hamilton; a great-grandmother, Mrs. Wm.Ald- erahafc, ^Fentoh; her aunts, ^Mrs. Viola (Ed) Kain, Plum Creek; Mrs. Edna 1 * i; (Louis) Riedel, Hurt; Mrs; Ruth (Art) Nauman of Union; Mrs. Irene Nauman of 'Forest City; two .uncles, Raymond of Sexton and Walter of Union. . Bola was taken ill Saturday, Feb. 28th at the John Wilson home in Algona .where she had stayed since Christmas and attended school. .She became worse and was removed -to the Kossuth Hospital where her condition baffled the doctors. On " Sunday, March 1st, 'Miss, Bonnstet- •, 'ter, school' nurse accompanied 'her to Rochester as did her .mother, who remained at her bedside. Specialists held consultations but pneumonia set in and she was placed under ah oxygen, tent and every- 'thing .available was used to savn • her life. She; passed away at 1:30. a. m. Friday morning. The body Was re• turned to Merritt's Funeral home later being removed to the home of her aunt, Mrs. Riedel in Burt. Burial services were held at the Burt Lutheran church at 2:30 p. m. Monday with Ri<v. Louis Richmann' in •charge . with burial in the Burt cemetery by the grave Of her fath- «*• Floral offerings were -prof use and the church was filled with sorrowing friends and schoolmates. Several of the faculty and nearly >300 of the students of the Algona, ( high school attended, the F. OVERMYER ALGONA'S NEW MAYOR This Automobile Has No Tire Worries U. D^ M. Fotoflash Picture The aboVe pho.to shows ,the 1925 Model T Ford r.wned by Mr. and Mra. Henry J.'Amah, 421 N. Minnesota street, city. It is one bus in this town which doesn't gdve the owners or the tire rationing board a headache. The tires on the car have .served six years and they Io0k x as good as ,new .ones.. And to prove the economy of operation Mrs..Aman said that with 95c worth of gas .and oil they drove to Amboy, Minn., and return-, a distance of WO miles. In fact it looks as though the Model T Ford would, 'jbe a iifesaver as to transportation costs during the duration OF COMMERCE IN ANNUAL The members of Algona Chamber .of Commerce will hold the annual meeting and banquet In the gym at the high school next Monday night at 6:30. Following the banquet a short 'business session' will be held at which time four new directors •will be elected to the board. The four /whose terms expire at this time are F. E. Kent, Roy Chrlsten- aen, (Dr. C, C. Shierk and John •.Kohlhaas. , Roberta to Speak ' (Following the dinner a program will be presented in the auditorium at which time the Canto Music Club •chorus will sing and Wm. Dau will show moving pictures of local people. The main number on the program will be a talk by Thomas H. Roberts, an Australian, who studied in England and Europe, and who is a member of the R. A, P., His subject will be "Australia and the Problems of the Par East." - Board of 12 Members ' The 'Chamber of Commerce Board consists of 12 members a» follows; "Herman T. Barker, president, Wm. Ai -.Barry, Wm. C, Dau, Herman HauVerg, J, A. (Lynch, Ralph H. Miller, wilton O. Norton, Eugene H. WrayTlBV B. Kent; Roy Christensen, Dr/C. U. Shierk and John Kohlhaas. When hew directors are elected the board selects a president of the group for the ensuing year* MARKET? HOGS Heavy butchers, 180-200 ?12.|0 Heavy butchers, 200-240 Heavy butchers, 240-270 Packing sows, 270-880 ... Packing flows, 83(Hift? 12,90 112.80 12.80 12,10 EDWIN JOHNSON DIES IN HOSPITAL AT ROCHESTER Was Born and Raised in Algona; Had Been Seriously 111 But a Few Days - iteath came suddenly and unexpectedly to Edwin Johnson, Algona, in a Rochester hospital Friday afternoon. Accompanied by Mrs Johnson, he had gone to the Colonial Hospital at Rochester for a check-up and observation Thursday. He had been in .rather poor health vfor several months and had not jvorked since February "1st. -He was' suffering with a liver ailment arid complications were the direct cause of his untimely death. Born In Algona and MrsT V.*Johnson, AprihlV19QO He, 1 attended^J&chool here and- had lived here all his life. On August 15, 1834, he was 'married to Miss Lucille Olson' and one '.daughter Beverly Jean, was born to them. He had followed farming for \many years., but in September, 1934, he opened a service station on Highway 18, just east of town and this he .operated in connection with a restaurant' until his death. Survived by Family He is survived by his wife and daughter, as well as his parents still living on the home place across the highway from his $tatlpn. (Funeral services were held al home at 2:00 Monday afternoon am In the First,Lutheran' church at 2^30 in charge ofTlev. E. K. Johnson and Interment in Rlverylew cemetery. .V .'-;,. $6,000 WORTH OF BONDS SOLD HERE BEAN SOUP DAY Bean Soup Day proved a success from the standpoint of defense bond sales as well as from a soup standpoint .There .were 829 bowls of soup dished out to Algona visitors during the afternoon from 1 o'clock, till 5. Soup was served by-, ten cafes and lunch rooms. Sales of defense bon-ds reached a jtotal of $6,000 for the day. During the afternoon several business places had committees selling defense savings stamps and the total of these sales reached $79 0V11 in all it was a successful day from every standpoint and the merchants and C^tamber of Commerce feel highly gratified with results Voting Under Difficulties "This, Monday afternoon one of Algeria's newer residents was told that there was a school election on. Said resident decided to do his patriotic duty" but he hadn't been Informed where to vote. . ',,.." 'We Inquired In three dlffer- en^ and prominent business places. Managers arid clerks hung their heads. Most of them admitted they didn't know there was an election. None of them could say for sure where the voting was to be dione. The pat- lent patriot called "information" and stated his quest. A long pause, and the reply, I'm sorry, sir, but I'm afraid we can't give you the information.' '^FiiioJly he called QIC high school. Then he learned that the election was in room 160. He voted shortly "before 5 o'clock and only slightly jover 30 persons had preceded him." (The" above communication ,4*B»V*»i«a**^*> J * reporter for tlia Upper DCS Molne»-Monday evening/ Proving the ta«k of interest in a school election.) Cubs Hold Monthly Meet on Wednesday (Members of the eight dens o cUbs held the monthly meeting with parents and friends as guests at the Bryant school last Wednes day evening. About 35 parents wer present and it is noticed that eac meeting brings out a better attend ance. At present there are nearly 60 cubs in the eight dens. On Wednesday night each .den had, a display of work and projects which proved highly interesting to the guests. "There were airplanes, soap carving, scrap books, wood carving, and some, fine 'pieces of wood work. Each cub explained to the audience his particular entry, the time involved, etc. Dr. Meyer Sneaks Or. H, D. Meyer, loca} cub.mas- ter, spoke to the parents and visitors while the cubs were entertained in the school gym. He told of the plaits and activities provided for the cubs the coming six months and that the den dads had been cooperating In developing these plans and projects. /Following the meeting I>r. Meyers met with the den chiefs for •outlining plans to cover the meeting April 1st. and cutters Algonian Passes Nora E, McEnroe, 81, daughter 1 of the late Mr. and Mrs, James McEnroe, passed away at her home on East 'McGregor street Tuesday rooming. Further details are not available at this time. Fat March Opened With Moderate Weather Several of the daya a week ago were nice spring days with the temperature above normal, accord- Ing to Weatherman Nolle, The record; Date ' : High 'Low Feb. 25 30 13 Feb. 26 _• .......26 19 Fab. 27 • 35 18 March 1 35 24 March 2 « 2? March 3 45 23 'High the past week was 50 on the 5th and 6th and low was 23 on the 8th, ALGONA-WESLEY CHIEFS TO STOP DOUBLE CALLS Wojild Prevent Both Companies Being Called to Same Fire; Usually Unnecessary (Ralph Eibert, chief of the local ire company, tells of an incident where the company was called to a fire two' miles south of Fenton some time ago. When the boys arrived there were three trucks 'rom other towns there. And the ire was not one which necessitated so much'help. Several times the ocal company has been called to /arm fires 'which were nearer to some other town «,nd at which two companies appeared. This means that two towns are Jeft without irotection while answering a rural alarrn. Would S(;op Double Calls To stop the practice of double calls, when unnecessary, Chief Ralph Eibert, city, and Chief E. M. Olson, Wesley, held a conference here Saturday afternoon. They completed arrangements with the ;elephone companies in the two ;owns by which, unless the call, is jut in by an authorized member of each company, the company does not respond to the call. By working out this system neither company will be 1 called out against the call of the other. For example a fire seven miles from Wesley called that company and then the excited householder also called ths Algona company, 16 miles from the fire, The Wesley boys had the fire under control. Thus the Algona boys drove 32 miles and the cdty was partly without fire protection during that time. Under, the new system the Algona firemen would not have responded unless the Wesley fire company, on the scene, had called them. Would Make County Wide IChiefs Eibert and Olson hope to interest other fire companies in the various towns in Kossuth so that the system may be made county-Wide. There are many instances recorded'where twt> and three, com- trttnles a*e called tor '-farm fires by duplacation calls tha are u necessary. 'If some authortzegi #e son notifies the telephone company these duplications -would be done away with. FRANK LONGLEY, 79, PASSES AT MASON CITY Had Been HI for Several Months; ^Vas a Residenl of Algotoa Prior to 14 Years Since iFrank Longley, for many years one of the, well known men of Algona, died last week Tuesday at his home In Mason City, where he had lived for .the past 14 years 'Frank was born in Hanover Cook county, Illinois, March 10 1863, and was in his 79th year al his death. He had been in il 1 health for several mpnths. Dur ing the years of his residence in Algona he did tile and ditch contracting. He , was a genia: man- and always ready to joke with his many friends. ,Frank married-Nellie Kuhn, a daughter of a pioneer family, who survives her husband. The survive ing children are two sons and three daughters: R. 'J. Longley of Mason City Ed 'Longley of Los Angeles Calif., Mrs, John Helberg of Map- shalltown, (Mrs. R. B. Gunn of Hannibal, Mo,, and Miss Loretta Longley at home. There are nine grand' children and five great grandchildren- . CJharly Kuhn, Ed and George Strong Bode Girl Basketeers Win 24, Lose 3 Games f, P, Keith, 89, Came'to During torse and Saggy Days 'last Friday that P. P. CaU street, ob served his ,?WJ» bjrtb,day annl verfary, nearly f9»r soor«! and. toree ten, pump faose, then: a teakettle of boiling water to thaw^ it out. Thosf were the days,' remlni^ cently remarked Mr, Keith- In .For five jjears after . Jfttth was aasocjat. real estate bu«ineas T- S- Wadsworfh. three separate days during & weejjTIftret,of toe large jund biwses stopped Is Al- his retirement fro*» "taken TOfe easy" 4 John Wal»ujrf enJUstesI toe y. ft forces. He be in Qree»|aj|d ft* here, e 10 . great Roof Fire in the 4y4WBl6ft*WWwWr * v^9^-W Kuhn of Algona are Mrs. Longley, x brothers of TWO TO BOYS' STATE PICKED BY SERVICE CLUBS Henry Becker, adjutant of Hagg Post, American Legion, announces that the iKlwanis Club and the Rotary Oub will each select a boy to attend the Boys* State which is held k in Des Moines during Jijne of e&ch year. The local post wW select the third. The Boys' State is sponsored by the American Legion and }s proving a fine eduea* tlonal feature for young men. The set-up is bu|tt on the Tinea 9! the state legislature and for twu week* bpya from all pver loya are **enj ator* aftd bouse members" and IwJd sessions daily alow the lines of the regular assembly. itenry Becker Is the new adju,, tant «f t&« local po»V*wytog *«»» recently elected to the office when Losing only three of Its contests this season, Bode High la returning to the state tournament after several years' absence. Members of the squad, which captured 24 victories, are left to right (above): first row—Do Satern, Jorlne Olson, Irene Wendt, Doris Roberg, La Fay Olson, Shirley Dasen; second row—Coach Ralph Allen, Iva Mae Tonderum, Ardls Nelson, Vivian Kinseth, L!la Johnson, Phyllis Berge, Phyllis Bakken, Thelma Heritage, sponsor. - —Courtesy Des Moines Tribune Albert Monson Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to5 Years Appearing before Judge G. W. Stillman here Saturday Albert Monson', Wesley, waived arraignment and entered a,pleaof guilty to grand larceny. Judge Stillman pronounced sentence, at that time and ordered Monson committed to the Ft. Madison 1 penitentiary for five years. Monsons' appeal bond was set at $2,000. Three Now Sentenced Albert Monson. was the third to plead guilty to Krand larceny involving corn and hog thefts in the Wesley neighbornood. Deupty Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst will take Monson to Fort Madison today, Tuesday. Jack Frisbie is already serving sentence there on the same I Charge*, having plead gutUty,.' 'A week ago Orris (Pete) Frisbie plead guilty, and was sentenced to five years but .was paroled.. to the state board of parole. iPetit Jurors for, . The March Term / ^ The' (allowing have been drawn to serve on the petit jury for the March term of court, opening Monday, March 30, with Judge F. C. Davidson on the bencli: Chris Alt,. Burt Ed Asa, Algona Andrew. Brones, Swea City Bernard'(Qapesius, Algona, Mrs. P. M. Christenson, Lone Kock . . Meta Durnin, Algona ' Margaret Dutton, Algona Chas. Eggerth, Lakota Ralph Ennengo, Buffalo Center John Faber, Ottosen George Foertsch, Wesley Ann Frankl, Algona Bertha Godfredson, Algona Clara Hardgrove, Alftona O. A. Jensen, Swea City Alma Junkermeier, l«dyard Jim Kelso, Whittemore RlUph Kenne. Whittemore Joe Klelne, Titonka Segrid Dohlhaas, Algona Nellie Larson, Algona Fred Merkle, LuVeme Lily Meyer, Algona Bay MoWhorter, Burt MiCletus Mosbach, Whitttemore E. F. Mueller, Fenton Nettle T). North, Algona Andrew Pearson, Swea City Vera Rarnus, LuVerne P. W, Re«se, Elmore, »Iinn. Frank Risius, Buffalo Center P. M. Schiltz, Bancroft Carl Selp, Bancroft; Ed Vaske, Bancroft Fred L. Zeigler, Algona. County Garden Training School Held Here March 13 iA county garden training school will be held at the Algona high school on Friday, March 13, starting, at 9:30 a. m. Chivited to this school are 250 farm .women cooperators and representatives from all organizations in the county, Including schools, civic groups, editors, churches, etc. "People will be fitted into places where they can- contribute the most," Mrs< Sayre, member of the president's civilian defense committee, said Monday. • "Kossuth women will have to evaluate their time and their various tasks and decide which should have priority." (Mrs. Sayre praised sewing, knit* ting, first aid and other civilian work, Iwt said thftt food production must have priority for term women because they are fhe pnes who are best tr*toe<l to do gardening, pan. ning and storing of foods. Minnesota Draftees / Through Algon* Now BURT QUINTET WIN THE TOURNEY When the filial whistle had sounded time'Saturday night in.' the sectional tournament at the local high school the Burt basketeers were the Winners of the tourney and will take part for the county in the district tournament to be held next week. Fenton Loses to Whittemore The first game of the tournament was called Thursday evening at 7:00 o'clock and the Whittemore boys took Fenton by a score of 3522. At 8:16 the same evening Wesley and. Lone Rock had a tilt in which Lone Rock was victorious 2513. At 9:20' the Corwith and Burt Class A teams battled with Burt taking the game 31-26. ' Friday Results Friday' night's first game was between Titonka and, Lcne Rock and the former won by a 37-28 score. The second game that night was battled/by Bancroft and Whittemore and the former tcok Whittemore 44-28. The Finals Saturday night, St. Johns and Titonka opened the program and Titonka took the Bancroft laddies by a score iof 31-29. By consistent winning the Burt boys had arrived at the finals and were to tussle AlgoiuA Thtis scrap resulted in a victory for the Burt boys, more than two to one, 39-18. Burt will represent Kossuth county In the district meet to be held this week end at Estherville and Titonka will go as the Class B winner. v High School Music Groups Sing at Emmetsburg Today iBixty-five of Algona High's songsters will take part in > the music festival of the Big Four vocal festival held in Emmetsburg this afternoon and evening. Algona, Em- metsbiwg, Estherville and Spencer schools constitute the Big/'Four. Jordan Johnson, local voice teacher, will have charge of the Algo singers. All Groups Take, Part, {The program will begin at 1:15 by soloists and small voice groups appearing. The local acftoo} will present Pori« 'Cooper, soprano, and DRAFT BOARD ASSIGNS SERIALS TO REGISTRANTS Over 1600 Cards Are Numbered Monday to Later Check with Wasl\- ington,-D. C. The local draft board met yestifr- reerisfrants from 20 to«2i aria 85 to 44 who registwfed February «$/ The numbers will be serial , (and will be assigned to each begin- 'ntfir fcilngwlth No, l.- When the patio»«l Iff Ydrjwingott^MarchlfthX * v local registrant will know hoW early he will be called. We print herewith the first 100, because of press day on Tuesday we were unable to print all of them. T- 1-^-iLorenz Nick Bormann, Lu- Verne. T 3—'Feridnand Herman Ostwald, Whittemore. T- S —John Arthur Collins, Swea City. T- 4—Herman Dontje, Bancroft. T- 5—James Michael Dahlhauser. West Bend. T- 6—Leo Herman 'Schmidt, Lone Rock. . T- 8—^Robert Dewey^ Skllling, Irvlngton. T- 8—(George 'Herman Baas, West Bend. T- 9—Herbert McKinley Patterson, Armstrong. Merle, 'C«0ikM4 baritone The m)»ed quartet, njale quartet, • ' ' «»*<& gW and fcW g|e« and the |nj*ed chorus will Jpflj*y W» **pl? ifw^Wfw iy**nlf^ fty *W *"" * „, ttW evening, the choruses, of the different «&oal» wj|| sing and sneertmadeupof '" -'~- , frouj each epfeool w 10—Virgil Forrest Johnson, Algona. , . T- 11—-Edgar Herman Schmiel, Lone Rock. T- 12^-Harrls Lamont Smith, Titonka. T- 13—Charles, Calvin Householder, Lone Rock. /T-14—Ira Clarence Schultz, Armstrong. T- 15—Charlie Glen Warmersen, Corwith. T- 16—Harold Lee Beenken, Titonka. T- 17—Harold William Frambach, Whittemore. T- 18—John Alouis Hauptmann, Wesley. ,T- 19—Herman Bonno Schutter, Titonka, T- 20—Peter John Haag, West Bend, T- 21—Carl Gustya Odin, Fentoiv. T- 22—Adam Matern, Wesley. ' (T- 23—Charles Larents Kwallek, LuVerne. T- 24—Roland Lloyd Hauswirth, Corwith. TV 25—Lloyd'Irving Robinson, Algona. T' 28—Oscar Harley Gingrich Titonka. » -ju 27—William Miller, Buffalo Center, ' T- 28—Loui§ George Huber, Titonka. • I 'TT29—Ernest. lEugene Fischer, L:ne Rock. • l 11- so—Paul Louis Christ Fred Jessen, Whittemore. Continued on Back Page •i CITY COUNCIL APPOINTS TO rTLLtCANCY Selection Made at Special Meeting Held Monday P. M.; New Mayor is Experienced , .Meeting in special, session Mon» day afternoon the city council appointed J. F. Overmyer, a member^ to succeed the late C. F. Specht, mayor of Algona.- The vote was unanimous. Mr. Overmyer will serve the unexpired term of the former mayor which extends to the city election in 1943. Overmyer Well Qualified Mr. Overmyer is well qualified to serve in the capacity of mayor, He has been a member of- the city/ council the past eigh.t years. Hia record in that office .ghows him to have always had the best interests of the city at heart, his vote newa? cast without serious consideration serving the most rood to the most people. Algcna's interests Will not' suffer by his appointment. . Mr. Overmyer has,been*! enr •of AlgoTffi < sWde*'iW4:' [ ; ed as superintendent* of " lie ™ f • the' put>- The school election ; proved , very quiet and e'sting affair here |_. voting booths were Bet 106 at the high school and opened! at one o'clock, closing ,atvf ., A total of 78 votes were cast:.! Leora St. John, secretaW' 'board, served as cleric^ D. D. Monlux and G. D. S acted as judges. There contest,.-hence only the one, Mrs.'Jpi.-D. Monlux polled-f^ and; DfvL. Leffert 67,,for tioji. SB. M. Scheme!, urer, almost ran ahead of..bjs.| with 77 votes. TenTwll ed the written -name Murtagh. There being no contest, *ne ejection had no interest for Algona's voting population. For comparison. In Lakota, there were 5 165 votes cast. •> First World Waif Buddies Have Visit After 22 Years, John Simon, railroad 'man, of Blooming Prairie, Minn,, was a visitor here several daya last week with his former buddy, Jens 8oren<- sen, farmer, living near Alg*na, The two served.in the same aquad, 47th , Inf., Fourth Division, in France, members of the historic "Suicide Squad" which has become famous In war history. Jena was a corporal in the squad. The two mgn i , hadn't seen' each other since they ' were discharged in W9 nor b|Mj ", they beard of or seen any other of, ;j, the few members of that squad wfta. " survived. Tftere is BO question 1 ^ that the twv> iprmer buddies, « ed remjniscing of the day* .pftpftbeA-PF. of occupation In ( -v <i Twenty* Entered present num» Johngop. Pes

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