The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 16, 1942 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 16, 1942
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, y'_" c drods 6f fttttEOt' ftfid Hundreds of Former Students , of Teacher? (Filling the Methodist church here 16 capacity Thursday afternoon hundreds of friends and hundreds of former students attended the final services for Mayor J, F; Overmyer, a mark of honor, respect and 16Ve for the man who In life . had proved one of AlgOna's finest teachers, tiian And citizen, The city's service clubs, city's officials,, city's fraternal orders', citizens rich" and WQt, bid arid young, joined in told-' 'dffig a 1 flfcBl farewell .to almost beloved friend and neighbor. Rev. H.vM. feurns, pastor of the Meth- .bdjsf'chUreh, delivered th? sermon «rtd paid deserving and high tri- buteHtbi'bne who had always be.m aSttye In the work of his church .Resident Hero Since 1904 J.' F. Overmyer' came here In i 1904 and took over the superlnten- dSncy of the public schools. Born I Febi'li, 1886, on a farm in Ohio, bd spent his early years In that state, later attending Drake Uirl. verslty at Des Molnes and Iowa State University at Iowa City -where he received his master's degree In 1890. He served as sup, erlntendent of schools In Lennox, 1 S, D., Danbury and Parkersburg, this state, prior to coming , here 'in 1904; He served as superintend-' ent here thirty years, retiring In '1934, That year he was elected to ""i3ia"«t^tW'«ncll''4!thd served , con- tlnuott»ly until selected as mayor upprt 'the death of Mayor C. F. Specht last March 1. ^ WM Deservedly Popular 'Mr.' Overmyer 'took an active in* terest In church, civic and community affairs. President of the -•• Methodist church board of trustees, a member of the local Masonic lodge, the Rotary club for 20 years, as well as a director in the Hobarton" elevator company and the Iowa State Bank, his days were busy • ones. He counted his friends by the numbers which had In, the paat thirty years been led through their high school jjears by his guiding hand and they were legion, who had through the years, honored, respected and loved him for the true . -friend, ,he had been to them. ., ,'. ',' Interment In Klvervlew '•.-• i W. A. Voster, Bert Cronair, R. H. 'Miller, 'O., J. G. McDowell and W. A. Dutton bore all that was mortal of J. F. Overmyer to the flna! resting place In Rlverview -.. cemetery. Attending the services from out -bf town were a brother H. P. Overmyer, . son and daughter, and a iitator, Mrs." Harry !R|ichards,, of iil/ldsay, Ohio; a* brother, W. W. Overmyer of Marshalltown, and son of iFort Dodge. Former teaah- 1 ersx attending the funeral were Miss Frances Messer, county superintendent of schools, Humboldt: Coach-end Mrs. Clayton Sutherland " " jlege/ t Ames, and ' SHUMWAY HEADS PROGRAM GROUP FOR CHAUTAUQUA The 19th annuaj session of ths Lawyers' Chautauqua of the 14th and 21st judicial districts was held at the Inn, Okobojl Lake, Friday and Saturday. Business sessions were held during the forenoons and golf and fishing enjoyed by the attorneys afternoons and evenings. XJ. p. Shumway, of Algona, was. elected to head .the program .-committee for the 20th annual meet to be held next year, Algona Attendance The local law profession In Al- •gona was represented by .the following at the meetings: T. C.- Hutchison: and family; Don Hutchison and family and Mary >Drummond ( .,.«f -.Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. G. D. jflhvmway, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Mc- afghon, Judge and Mrfli G. W. "Stillmap and family and Joe Lowe. " -.'• A; v, - , .7: i • . Roof Fire on McCorkle Saturday Algona fire department was called to the Dr. Harry McCorkle home, 203 E, Grove street Saturday afternoon: Sparks from a chimney had started a blaze In the roof. Prompt action by the company saved the roof with but little damage, . , , MARKETS Heavy Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JUNE! 16, 1942 Ten PfigeS VOL. 77.—NO, 24 FRANK KOHLHAAS APPOINTED MAYOR Algona Boy Takes Job to Help "Keep'Em Flying" - . ..... 1340 899-400 ....: ....... 18,30 • Upper Dos Molnoc Photo-Flash Faris Miner, Algona, son of Mrs. Edith Miner, 821 E. Call, flew his Taylorcraft, plane to Waterloo last Wednesday and took flight tests in an Instructor's course In a civil pilot training program. He Will takq further Instruction in ar-my' maneuver flying and will then be assigned to one of the regular army training stations as an Instructor. .This is possible because the system, of driving planes has been standardised and the army's fighting planes are driven- as Is a lighter civilian ship. Faris has been the guard at the local airport since last March 1st. Thi-s position will now be taken over by Max,Bartholomew, 1942 high school graduate. * ' Mrs. Miner has two <sons in the service of the United States now, Melvin and Bob, both in the army. JUSTICE COURT BUSY ONE DURING THE PAST WEEK Many Cases Cover Auto License and Number Violations; Tried in Ost- winkle .Court - When Melvin LeRoy Attig, Wesley, attempted to make the corner at E. State and Phillips street at 3 a. m. Saturday .morning he lost control of the car. and crashed into one of the light.poles with the result that a front wheel was practically torn off and the fender and hood of the'car badly wrecked. Upon information filed by Officer O'Brien he-appeared in Justice Ost- Wlnkje'p cpur£ Saturday-night plead gulHy. to reckless ^driving andywns flneW$10p, .with $75 suspended, aW costs Of '$4.85, whiph he paid. .Driving /Violations < Herbert Hi Klasse of Titonka, was picked up by a highway patrolman and brought to . Ostwlnkle's court for having no reflectors on his truck and pa-id.a flne.qf ,$3 with costs at $2. On Friday Julius. Buttenhoff of .Swea City paid a fine of $5 and $2 costs for. having his car improperly registered. ' 'The same day Don Wanamaker of Mason City paid a fine of $3 and $2 costs for having no driver's license. (Evan E. Elston, Algona, was pickup Friday night for having improper registration and Minnesota plates.' Onctrial ^Saturday he paid a $5 fine aha^Wisosts. Curtis Fox was'' picked up Sunday morning at 3 a/ m. for having improper,, registration and paid a fine of t5 s ln%*$2.85 costs. Sixteen No Licenses Jn a drive by the highway patrol Friday night sixteen younger drivers were picked Up and foitnd to have no licenses with them. They were ordered to bring their driver's license to Justice Ostwinkle for verification that they possessed them. Leslie Huff, Algona, filed information against Merrill/Weaver, of Irvington. for having collided with the Huff car and failing to stop after the accident. Monday Weav- er'appeared and plead gruiJty and was fined $10 and costs of Jfl.50 and. agreed to pay the damage of $22.83 done to the Huff car. ' Ixrafl Talking Upon information filed by W, S Shackelfard Mionday, Chas, iCul- bertson was brought Into the Ost- wlnkle court and plead guilty to the charge of using blasphemous and obscene language. He was fined $50 of which $25 were suspended and he'patd cost? of $3,86. The same day»Mrs. Frances Rutledge also filed acralnst Culbertson on the same charge. He was fined Sip which was'Hspended upon stood behavior, hut the costs were $245. ' Hurtwii* an« Wl'e.»ls»ltre« On Tuesday, UTune 10, Mrs. Tommy Bruns fll«4 Information charging her husband) with assault anc battery, ,The occasion dated back -which they bad attended at Ban- '%fJ The h^nd was given 80 lot «J-~' T ;' ****L fewrtorv Tuesd neth AvifttionCad«tCorp8 pf Mr. «n4 U.Robt,C,Pp»t, ^i^?Jfrik-«i^l4,^te£j^ J":- On Lexington, Brother Wires Algona Sisters " ' San Diego, June 9, 1942 -Irene Heller Algona, Iowa Everything is O. K. Am ex- pecting'some leave in the near future but will not be Jiome •unless I can get at least 15 days. Be sure to- tell mother that I am\ O. K. and safe.—Ed. That was the message Miss Irene Heller, local telephone operator received Wednesday. Ed is a member of the crew of the ill-fated Lexington, - carrier, which was torpedoed; and sunk In the recent CoraV, sea (naval battle with 'Jap, forces. „,He > has served six years with 1 -the Jia j^jfrnd-ftwocyears ago was r a visitor with'his mother- 1 , and sisters here several months after,'which he re-enlisted for' another four years, having then served four years. His'mother is now Mrs. Fred Blerstedt, of Whittemore, and the other sis- Iter Is Miss Viola Heller, nurse in the Dr. P. V. Janse office here. The Lexington, according to dispatches, was the last of our fleet to be attacked In the May 8th engagement in the Coral sea. Stricken wjth two torpedoes and bombed,- the- carrier finally exploded from powder and gases within, five hours after the attack, and sank. Of the 1988 members of the crew, 9? per cent were accounted for and savetd before, the 'shljp went down. ; . With the Lexington's flying personnel was another Algona boy, Bob Sellstrom,-who wrote recently to Algona friends that he had downed two Jap planes in the Marshal) Isles engagement. Up to the present no "word has been received here as* to the whereabouts or fate of iBob, who had been with the (Lexington's flying squadron ' since last summer. However, Bob's friends here feel that no .news is good news and hope to hear of his safety soon. "COMMANDOS OF MAIN STREET" IN STAMP CAMPAIGN At High Noon for 15 Minutes Wednesday, July 1, Every Store in America Will Sell Stamps Promptly at neon Wednesday July 1, every church bell in Algona, every whistle, auto horns and every available noise maker in town will let loose In announcement that a history making campaign is under way, that the retailers of America are starting the drive to sell a billion dollars worth of war savings stamps arid bonde during July."Will you take part' of your change in war .savings stamps?" .will be asked of every 1 American Citizen who makes a. retail purchase during the campaign-. Three Day Drive Here Every store in Algona along with every other -store in the United States will center every effort to sell stamps in order that the quota may be reached. No merchandise will be sold during the first fifteen minutes and every effort will be put forth tp sell stamps, a lOc stamp,, 25c stamp, or several, as the customer may be able and willing, to purchase. Algona citizens will cooperate with Algona'"nie'r- chants in-making this drive 1 a success. Plan on buying a stamp or stampa - .wjien_the'J>edlam of belfs arid ""whistle"rioises i greet "your"ears at noon, Wednesday, July Ifct. Scrap Rubber Meet at Court House Tonight An intensive scrap rubber col- lection'drive will be opened at the court house tonight at 7:30 when representatives of civic- groups, social clubs, Chamber of Commerce, boy scouts, 4-H clubs, lodges and churches will meet, to outline piano for the collection of scrap rubber. The petroleum industry war council is backing the drive in the United States in cooperation -with President Roosevelt's call for all patriotic' citizens to rally to the successful prosecution of the drive. Paul Llnrtholm, city, representing the industry war council here, urges that all attend this meeting and says that all citizen* are welcome to attend and take p rt in the; discussions of the collection problem's. Remember, the court house to- ill^, at 7:80. MRS. W.E. BOWMAN DIES AT LUVERNE, RTTES TUESDAY Drfath came to"Mrs. W. E. Bowman, at her farm home just northeast of town Sunday afternoon following a long illness. She was 55 years of age and is survived by her husband nine children, all living. They are Mrs, Chas, Bar- ipn, ifaquoketa; Mrs. Earl Llnd- strom, Waterloo; M^rs. Frank Burgess, Euthven; Cecelia, at home; Mrs, Ethel Hatch, Waterloo: W. Wesley, Gowrie; James with V- S. fprces In Ireland; Donald, and Dean at home^Funeral services will be held on ' f afternoon from the Meth- lurch In charge pf Rev, Ken- Itney and Interment in the cemetery. . by CogBty Chair tffuw head) pi 1 8, f< "Bud"Zerider Heads Local K. of C. Council At the regular meetiijig Of the Knights of Clumbus council h e ld last Tuesday night the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Grand Knight, "Bud" Zender; deputy gi;and -knight, Gene Hood; chancellor, Chr'is Reese; recording secretary, Jess Reynolds; financial: secretary. Lawrence Wini- kel; treasurer,, John. Besstenlehner; advocate, Art Cogiey; 'warden, John Fasben'der;i inner guard,. Ray ThiU "ge»; outer guard, Herman IHg; trustee, Chas. Ostw'lnkle. ANTONE IOHNSON IN AUTO SPILL SUNDAY MORNING CDoan: Antone. Johnson, . Algona Insurance representative and Sunday Register route man, lost control of his car early Sunday morning and crashed into a telephone pole on the gravel road 1% niiles south of the Doan church. ' The pole was severed and considerable damage including a ruined tire was done to the front end o§ the car, making it necessary to call a w'recker to tow it back to town. Harlan Fraser was with Mr. Johnr son, but neither was hurt outside of a few, bruises. With the aid of \ym.' Martin'ek's car, near whose farm". the accident occurred, Mr. 'Johnson .finished delivery of his papers. The.accident happened ar- ourtd six a..m. , * , ', i Algona Boy Cited For Bravery In California Army Headquarters How Many of You Folks Recognize Your Kids Here? Upper Des Molnes Photo-Flash Here is a picture taken of a group of Algona's younger waders in the city's wading pool one day last Week. The children didn't know the pigture was being taken. We are wondering how many Algona parents will recognize the children in their bathing suits and to the first party who brings in the correct names of the waders the Upper Des Moines will credit a year's subscription Child Suffers Concussion in Fall from Car Darlene, 4 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs Alfred Busch of Ledyard, suffered' a brain concussion Saturday night near Swoa Clity When she fell from ~a moving car driven by her mother. The accident happened about 6 o'clock. Her mother was able to prevent striking the pavement by swinging the car to the edge of the road" when she saw the child was falling. The child was brought to the Kossuth hospital -where her condition is considered fair. USDA BOARD ASKS FARM FAMILIES TO COLLECT RUBBER •Rural families of Kossuth county Cut Courtesy Stockton, Calif n Record Major Clarence Ulery is congratulating Private Edward C. Cook, Algona boy,.following citation for bravery given Cook and Private Clayton Cartwright, left. The citation took place at Stockton Field, California, Tuesday, May 26, and was for bravery exhibited on the part of the two soldiers In saving a man's life- The story of Cook's actions was printed in the Upper Des Molnes of June 2nd. Edward is the eon of Mrs. Lepta L, Cook of Algona. v During Past Week. weathermw Uftnry NoHe.recor4» ed the coldest weather Saturday, Sunday,an<| Mowfwr, recorded.MI June for many years wh«n the mer* e«ry flrpp#e4 t9 46, ^eewlypftH of the week was nprmaL The r*?« ..^ Suudiy, the weeJt WM 7«.2, pwe or tbftn § week ,'"tW Low? f, • 3wndfty at 3:30 P. M, Healthful Hint* In Today'* June Dairy Month Ail ''. For * parn^ei 1 of year* June I ^W'l'MH Mi ^ra^P* IS!P"B|!^WJ5 ^O&f i §*: Loss, chairman of the county USDA War Board, to 'collect 1 every o\mcf» of sdrap rubber on .their farms and turn it in at the nearest filling station as their part in the nationwide scrap rubber collection campaign. -' Pointing out that the whirlwind campaign must be completed at the end of next week, the county War Board chairman urged farmers to act at once in order that the rural areas may make the maximum contribution to the important nation-wide . undertaking, Much Rubber onrJFarmn . A large share of the nation's scrap rubber is. on farms, Mr. Loss said, and it Is the patriotic duty of every farm family to see that every bit of this scrap is placed at the disposal of our war industries with-. out 'delay. Every article made of rubber, no matter how large or small, including .everything from- old tires, and worn out over shoes. to discarded rubber, toys, should be included in" the collection." • As a means of carrying oulrthe campaign successfully, every agency represented on the county War i Board is cooperating in the effort .to inform farmers of the need for ! scrap rubber, and in urging them to .take the scrap rubber to the filling station collection points as soon as possible. • Phil Kohlhaas Asks HcMp __ In line with the program of collecting rubber Phil Kohlhaas, Algona, chairman for the four townships of Cresco, Irvington, Plum Creek and Union, as wejl as ; Algona, suggests that cooperators make a house to house canvas to aid in the collection. He will be glad to have any of his cooperators contact him as to disposal of the collections. Or the nearest gas service station will take the rut*her off the hands of the collectors and pay them for it. ' f : — .• I '.I . Ml.^ Possible Gasoline Rationing Prompts Change in Golf Meet fho dates for the playing off of the annual Iowa, Junior Chamber pf Commerce team and individual championships at the Algona Country Club course nave been set for June 28th, -according to John Haggard, secretary of the organization, Usually held later in the season the one-day medal play tournament has been advanced because of POST gasphjje rationing in Iowa. Both, team and Individual prizes be offered at the tournament. yetenm LUTHER LEAGUES IN CONVENTION HERE NEXT WEEK Thirteen Churches of the Northern District Will Be Represented; Local Church Host ,The First Lutheran church here, Rev, E. 'K. Nelson, pastor host, will entertain delegates of the Northern District, Iowa Conference, in convention at the church' Thursday and Friday,.June 25 and 26. Churches in Algona, Bancroft, Swea City, Mason City, Fort Dodge, Dayton, Harcburt, Stratford, Pomeroy, Pocahontas, Manson, Gowrie and Skaro- borg will be represented. Registra- w'ill be made from i:00 to 2:30 on Thursday ' afternoon. Lindquist Guest Speaker The guest '-speaker for the con- ^yentlon /jjvijl JenDr. E. K. lege, Lindsborg, ' Kansas. ) A banquet 'will be served * Thursday evo- ,ning in the church parlors to the Luther League delegates and 'mern'- be'rs from the Algona, Swea City and Bancroft churches. Throughout .the program music will be furnished by local and outside talent. Business Meeting Friday The business meeting will be held Friday morning from 10 to 12 at which time district officers will be elected. Miss. Rubjr Danielson, Dayton, district president. will preside at these meetings During the day ^Bible study noun will 'be conducted by Rev. O. T. Erickson of Fort Dodge. 'At noon following a lunch to be served at the. church a picnic will ' be held at Califi'Park from 3 to 6. "(Friday evening. Dr.' Lindquist w$l speak, and this meeting is open to the .public. . , DAIRYMEN HOLD PICNIC ON BROWN FARM TUESDAY About sixty members of the Kos suth County Dairy Herd Improvement Association and the District Guernsey Association enjoyed a picnic chicken dinner on the Loren Brown farm south of here Tuesday. The affair was sponsored by the Guernsey association and following the dinner a business meeting was hpld after which judging of cows aTid discussion of the da'ry in.lus- trys problems were had. Elmer Hanson, of the dairy husbandry department, Ames college, talked to the group and acted as judge for the livestock. m i : Wafl* SwWvftn, «»; CjpcruJter here, te.eth % "r t-A Ut gven v%t New Potatoes! Mr. and Mrs. Chris Kriudsen had new .potatoes out of their garden Sunday, June 14. The potatoes were about the size of small peaches. Mrs. Knudsen reports that this js the first time in several years they toad new potatoes early in the aeason. COUNCIL MADE APPOINTMENT AT MONDAY MEETING Succeeds the Late J. F. Overmyer; Has Served On City Council Nine Two-Year Terms At a special meeting of the city couhclil, hdld Monday afternoon, ?*rank KoHlHaas, 3rd ward councilman, was selected to fill the vacancy caused by the death .of J; F. Overmyer. 'the selection was un-» animous. When Frank Kohlhaas was elected to the city council from the third ward in 1941 he began Serving! bis ninth term in that capacity. This means that for almost eighteen! years he has been a member of the city council. He was .first elected! to .that body in 19.19, and served until 1925. At that time he moved into the fourth ward and' lived there until 1931. Immediately, tip- on his return to the third wardjii 1931 he was again elected to the council and every other year since that time has been re-elected to office. < ., Native of'Kessuttt .Frank KohThaas v #af' raised ' lit Sherman township. Vi'jhen he Vjtifit farming and move'd' 'w.lSwh 'Va went into the grocery .business' ah'df was located in the building now occupied by the Coast'to Coast store. After four year's >'f this tie joined: his brother, Phil Kontnads.-and tor twenty years they' operated a gar-/ age at 16 North Dodge. . In- 1935 Frank entered the banking business' with Charley Murtaghjand others in the Security State Bank, wh,ere he is now serving as 'active vice president. Frank was a member of the Ar-; gona volunteer fire company for 17 years, during which time he was? president. He has always taken? an active interest in civic affairs dndt his record on. the city council is- at highly creditable one, indicative; of his ability and efficiency is W:f continued re-election to the-, posi-; tion by the people <in his ward'-< Frank will prove a good man for the mayorohip/of his home jtow:T^ Council WU1 Aj ' " " " • ? .'. , the i regular, - *?M- ^*—-« ' --ro— -T- r -> T -J™*Kj*"-v~ oity.councij pri, Thursdaj,;'June the city.counclfwfn'aTpppirit a cessor to Mr.'Koblhaas'as council-: man from the thjrd ward. The pref-j ent personnel of the council ist; Frank Kohjhaasj mayor; -W., K. Hawcott, first ward; Harry M. Harris, second ward; Dr. L. W. Foir, fourth >vard; A'. J. Huenhold and Lloyd Bohannon, oouncllmen-at- large. ' ' ' ; LONE ROCK ALCONATIE FIRST IN With Algona win* ley 6-8 and Lone- Lotta Creek 5-4 thfl f ',tW<>- ~,~~ maintained a tie" position ftfr in the Kossuth county -league Sun--' day. The Lone Roo^Lotts Cre*J? game proved a hotly contested orio' and was nobody's until the'lttft mfdf; was down. ,- " l ' ,' ,, '< Bancroft played r f$ef and ,lo«w; with Armstrong tahlnjf, 18 *>up ',t^ tbe Armstrong & fc Oodfredfcon; drove in four with Wa home run' for Bancroft in the flprt, Inning. St. Joe took Titonka by one run, 3-2. This, too, proved a. close garnet from the first pitched ball until the: last man was down, Sunday results: ft Algona .................................... 6 JB H 6 H 7 2 Wesley .,.- ...... j. .............. ~ ....... 3 4 8 Long. Johnson and Leek; Froelich and Drummer. , B Lone Rock ....-.,..., ................. '.5 Lotto Creek ........... « ............... 4 9 2 Kuecker and Schneider; Luedtke and Wl^hten^ahl. ' ' * E H 15 Banordft ....:........ .................. -13 1? '? Armstrong ............................ 3 4 » Stelr and Saltz; J. Frerelehs, Nel ? son anc| St. (Toe Titonka, •SWJffM B. Batt, Two Dayf' Celebration JHwe? Saturday, Sunday^ July by the Rossutb Coun» A|soclatlon two 4ay«" of pelebfatUm will be heJ4 at the «».lr frovwdfl Saturday and 8>w4»^ July 8H)4 IW4. - 4 .PPB*«W r«^ w*$ malewk e -BKM^Nl ftr tfcf twft ary. j »»y* » ^fcm l>e mere varied s«4 w»talni fe»tare attractloiw than ta y«M%; pro;, eant ¥W*' time. Added) Mmy-.. 1 - 1 " Mi«i(»»ntflLi — fei&s" "SEyy-'i? ,,,'J^ £r^.j

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