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Reached 90th Birthday, Was Alert and Active Friday Union: Last Sunday, Oct. iith, at 1:16 p. m. at the Kossuth hospital In Algona the last chapter in the Me of MM. Emma Marie Olson came to a quiet and peaceful close. The p>ecedih-^'B»f|dayr When she arose 1 and came down stairs at the Frank THoriipsort home In Union, where she resided, she fell lo the 'first landing of tlie stair steps. X-rays revealed she had received, i fracture of the right hip In the socket Joint; Although under sev* ere pain she Was cheerful to the last, a habit she practiced all during hef*' lifetime. ;./ Born In Norway Mrs, Olson was born Emma Ma r rle Munsdn- to Jens and Petronelle "•-Munson in Christina, Oslo, Norway, May-28, 1852. She Was the eldest child of a family of six chl1d r ren. Her father passed away In 180!) and was bur-e'd in Norway, leaving his- "Widow and children to fight Hfejs tattles. •'-,.. The, following year .Mrs. Munson disposed of her . 'property in Nor" way. and with her children- came to , America, locating near .'Minneapolis. Mjrs. Olson was then- about 18 yeatfs old. Her mother then went to South Dakota where she -resided with a married daughter, Mrs. Geo. Shank. ..-. ; Married In 1875 ' Emma Munson met and married John Olson In 1873. They resided at Detroit, Michigan; and at Sheldon before coming to Algona. Her husband was caretaker of the Third Ward-school until his death In 1923. Mrs. Olson then came to Union toWnshlp where she lias made her home with her daughter and husband, MrV and "Mrs, Frank Thompson. '•-,'.,• • i '.••• •'• ,Mr. and Mrs. Olson had two daughters, Mrs. Ignatius Wernert (Alice Olson) of Algona, and 'Mrs. Frank Thompson (plara .Olson), of Union township. Besides -her daugh-. : ters she leaves three grandchildren : Ignatius Wernert. Jr. of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Robert Leason of Union township and Stuart, .Thompson; three great grandchildren, Mary Carol and Linda Ann Leason of Union; Alice Katherlne, Wernert of Pittsburgh; a brother, John Munson, Denver, Colo.; and a step-son Carl Norman, Milwaukee, Wis. Funeral Wednesday Services will be held at the Algona Presbyterian church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. Richardson in charge, assisted 'by Rev. English. She was a charter member of the re-Organized Presbyterian church and recently took part In the .activtles of the 85th anniversary services. •Bur.'al was In. the family lot In Rlvervle'w cemetery ' beside the grave of her husband. . • , , . Known as "Mother" Olson She has been known to all of us as "Mother" Olson, a' title very p'ro,- honored just last year 'by the Union Mothers and Daughters club who presented her with a lovely bouquet of flowers honor'ng her for be- ALGQNA, IOWA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13,1942 VOL 71—#0. 41 157 TONS SCRAP DELIVERED MONDAY Lack Of Combines Menaces the Harvesting of Huge Bean Crop ED FITCH, SEXTON, INJURED IN AUTO SPILL SATURDAY Prank Hanson, Algona, Owner and Driver of 'Car, Bound Over to the Jury on Intoxication Driving north on the Diagonal Saturday night, about 9 o'clock, Frank Hanson failed to negotiate the turn northeastward lead'.ng to NO. 18 and the car went into the ditch and rammed Into the bank on the other side with the result that two passengers were injured and the car quite badly damaged. John Barr, of Sexton, riding in the back seat, was quite badly cut and bruised, but after first aid at the Kossuth hospital was discharged. The other passenger, Ed Fitch, also of Sexton, was r.'ding in the front seat. He suffered two fractures of the jaw, one leg thrown out of joint at the hip, and was severely cut anff bruised. He is a patient at the Kossuth hospital. Reported Intoxicated Sheriff Art Cogley was notified and Hanson was picked up charged with driving while intoxicated. He appeared .'.n Mayor Frank Kohlhaas' court Monday. He waived preliminary examination and was bound over to the grand jury ,in bonds of $500 which he furnished. Lieut-Governor Hickenlooper to Visit Here Monday Kossuth county Is to be favored by a visit from the repuh- lioan candidate' for governor, B. B. Hickenlooper, wtr,o it is expected will be In the county only a few hours next Monday, Oeto- beti 19. Mr. Hickenlooper is due a|t a meeting at Fort Dod^n the same evening. The following program has been planned . by the Kossuth County Republican Central committee: At 12 jo'cloek, noon, Hickenlooper will attend the luncheon of the Rotary Club in Algona, of which he is a member. Immediately afffer (ihe luncheon Hickenlooper will go to Uton- ka where he will speak at tile theatre at 2 p. m. Mr. Hickenlooper, who is now lieutenant governor, Is an old college friend of Don, Hutchison, present republican county chairman,. Id is generally expected that he will make a strong race for the governorship and the state will have a man in the governor'p chair who will do us credit. Craig Smith Sells Bumpers For Scrap; Equips Car With 2x4's The above map sets out the number of combines in each of the different townships in KOs- suth. With a total acreage of 54,510 planted to beans and with .only 270- .combined to harvest - thjs immense acreage the prqb- the field becomes a serious one. iFarmers owning combines are . co-operating to get the job over with as speed.'ly as possible and which would mean a. minimum loss of beans. According to Kossuth A officials the big acreage of beans could we'll call for mpre than^eOO, combines *to»har—* ^^yest "the JS4i*6ropr jassuthjae, -• cause ?)f1ts~aTea V nasTfielargeSt number of acres planted, 'to beans of any county in Iowa. ' /Ing the oldest mother in the town- Weather 18 Normal ship. She was 90 years, four months ^«"»cr la J^uruicu and 10 days of age at the time of her death. Dorothea B justrom One of Candidates For "Miss Wesleyan" At a preliminary election held at Dakota Wesleyan University, Mltr chell, S. D., Friday, Miss Dorothea BjustJroni, daughter .of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bjustrpm," city; was one of seven candidates' 1 chosen to be voted upon' for ;i'Miss- Wesleyan." To be ai candidate for this honor indicates high• popularity, on^ the part of the selected students. During Past Week According to Weatherman Harrj Nolte the temperature for the pas week was. about normal. He sai< that the week had been fine fo drying beans and corn, there hav ing, been no precipitation.. record: to 'i High Low ,..„ 7th ,.--76 ...81 Tuesday, ., Wednesday," Thursday, 8th ......*...„....., 73 Friday, 9th , 70 Saturday, 10th „ :... 73 Sunday, llth „ 76 Monday, 12th • * 73 46 4 52 41 41 46 46 Harvesting Kossuth's Bean Crop Big Problem With a total of 54,610 acres plant ed to soy beans In this county anc with about 270 combines in the coup ty to harvest all of these beans the problem of completing the'harves becomes a serious one in Kossuth The average capacity of a combini in a day's work will reach about 10 acres. That means each one of the 270 combines 'Will have to 'put in 20 days in order to take care of the big crop. Harvesting has started and it .'a hoped that the next thirty days will see enough fair weather so that the beans may be brought from the fields. Owners A(et Here Tuesday ''At the court room here last Tuesday night SjjOUt 260 farmer own ers gathered iftSr'xyi? purpose of working put some, son^of neigh the, beans with the /somhines li nitjwaB generally-agreed that tricing would have to be to *ei we worh done in tho pqwlhle time, - Some ship , have sufficjent combines tp SMS?*--** . lacking to combines Jo , number of acres, planteol to. ..... ICW.acres of beans and _ are 19 coiaWn*! -fn ttie tow»» ship. Burt town?Wp ^aja 3,JS4 acres of beans Wd only 9 combines. It lv%f«9d^,^l^>tttf^M»t i t_j_ .- »_ 31 —j—^ Sft'tepip .&J Iftniji&itij^p/ -' -- « - 'f^y^y™,* ^S* ---* -~-Ff ^^ -T— •>-*• "TV-AM-! -* prated s niwp o| thp cojjijty %W ths numner t>f combines ,te fft^i' Here mm we wt «»t tfce vmtet el acres planted to beam *5d tb*f nucaber of comb.'«¥9 |q each of the townships: Township Combines Acres, Buffalo ft imt B«rt ...v ;,„ :.. ff . 9134.9 Ore«o .;..— , .', «'- - J7W4 Rs*i* 9 imi Fenton ..„.. ...>...,.,..15 Garfield .....10 German % .,.„.., p ,Orant .„„;....:.....,.,„:; ...:9 Grreenwood 8 Harrison - ; 14' Hebron ; 5 Irvington 7 Ledyard .„..., ..., 8 Lincoln 4 Lotts Creek ...„..* ;,...-8 LuVerne : 0, Plum Creek .....V, 13 Portland ,;,.. .'.„. 7 Prairie ,. 9 Ramsey - ie Riverdale -..-...17 Senega, .*.. 6 Sherman ..: - 13 Springfield « 3 swea .,.„ *....„ 7 Union ,..,..- 9 Wesley ; ..„.., 15 WhHtemore 1664.5 1672.0 1591.0 1453.1 2,776,5 2383.7 1610.4 1740.6 23,44.7 1198.1 1416.7 2561.7 2019.0 1795.9 1870.8 1880.0 j 2098.1 2409.8 2Q41.6 147S, 2443.7 . 1980.0 2539.4 8 2246.0 of Crop hearty Vcpoperation TJifougb 2L2?*!B!a : £Sra' ftt WJw$> _. , , ,_ , _ — „ every effart will b6 made to pt»tflned *10 and costs. the bean crop harvested In^ ' time/ However, , Is estimated that thirty day? wt) »e«ds4 to harvest and If. weather prevents work |n the Helds mny Bcres of soy beans will •"tjpflt, Combining has hep» well and will tajk$ up the i " n npw on. Ant too good, m the croc Since Usfotf parjttifc to _ , Pg48 ?n}y, W( j fWKi added &_wm WESLEY FIGHT IN JUSUCE COURT HERE WEDNESDAY When Eddie Eden, Wesley, filed charges against Alex Reefer and Julius Monson, also of Wesley, on Wednesday, October 7, a large galaxy of witnesses appeared for both sides In the justice court of Chas. Ostwlnkle, Algona, and'submitted evidence for and against/the plaintiff. Following hearing^ of: the case the justice found that while Alex Reefer had "shoved the plaintiff about" it was Monson who had hit the,complainant. Justice Ostwijr- kle assessed Reefer $10' and costs and Monson $15 and costs. Yesterday Earl Bowman, Algonn, was brought to Qstwlnkle's court by Chief of PoHoe Art Moulds, charged with,intoxication to wh'<:h he pleaded guilty. , He was given a jail sentence of thirty days, but suspended upon good behavior and le was paroled to Sheriff Art Cogley. Many Motor Violations Carl'Vohs, druggist at West 3ehd, was picked up by Patrolman Hutchinspn Sunday morning for passing another car In a'no-passing zone. Justice Ostwinkle fined him '2 and costs. Information against Arend Swalve, Thompson, was filed-by Patrolman lutchinson Monday for'permitting in unauthorized, person to 'operate its motor vehicle. He was fined 25 and costs. Later the son, Ar- ipld Swalve ,was fined $5 and costs or operating a motor vehicle with' ut a'license. -'< On October 9th Patrolman HHt- hinson filed '-nforrnation against Martin Geerdes, Swea City,' for improper registration of a motor ve- Governor Geo. Wilson Spoke Here Thursday Governor George Wilson was a guest and speaker at a dinner held at Hotel Algona Thursday evening. Ninety plates were served and many interested people were the guests following the meal and heard the governor -speak. The program Was in charge; of Don Hutchison, republican county committee chairman. .-,.....: Roland Silvers Died Following Wounds Received! in Action Word received from Webster City, where his mother, Mrs. Nellie Silvers, resides, announces that Roland Silvers, brother of Mrs. Floyd P.'erce, Algona, was wounded in action, that he died and was evacuated to Northern Scotland where burial was held with military honors on'September, 26. The information as to his -being wounded did not state in what part of Europe he was. .'•nvolved in, action. There has been much talk about car owners turning in their car bumpers for scrap and ire some localities this is being done quite extensively. It remained for Craig Smith, 502 S. Moore street, to make the first move in that direction. He ' removed his bumpers 'and sold them to Frank Cook for l3c. Then' he. replaced the bumpers with 2 by 4'a. In the picture are shown the wooden bumpers and the real bumpers cut by Mr. Cook ready, for shipment to the smelter furnaces. 'Til Shoot a Jap" Says Jackie Lichtet As Kiddies Bring Sciap '«...-.«>*,". pS^,,,--<.i« v •> v .. ). •*<&«!• & • When Manager Norman Rice of the Call Theatre announced he would put on a show for the kiddies Saturday forenoon and that the admission would be five pounds of scrap, he started something. Note the load on the truck in the afcove photo. The scrap .was not weighed in " at the time the picture was taken but suppose you divide the weight of that load by five and you will realize that the Call Theatre' was filled to capacity at that performance. When the Call Theatre put on a show for the kiddies who brought five pounds of scrap Saturday forenoon Jackie Lichter, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Idchter, 405 S. Wooster,. brought a two-barreled shot gun and made the statement to Manager Norman Rice, 'Well, it ought, to kill a Jap." The gun was perhaps a bit unwieldy for Jackie's youthful hands but toe said some day 'he'd grow up and know how to use one. The hearing Monday attached a 'fine of $10 and costs to the defendant. . Saturday night Patrolman Hutchinson picked up Irwin Uriderberg, of Uvermore, for speeding 88 miles in an Algona ?S-m'<le zone. He was K. OF C. DONATES FUG POLE FOR GROUNDS MRS.R.J.STEWART PASSES IN FORT DODGE HOSPITAL Daughter of Pioneers and 1 Long-Time Residents of Koasufo Sdo,; Hufeband and Son Survive following an illness of more than six months, the latter four of which were spent in a Fort, Dodge ho$- pjtal, Mrs. R. J. Stewart passed away in that city Friday afternoon. The remains were -brought to the McCullough chapel here and funeral services were held from the M, E, church Sunday afternoon- in charge of Rev. N, A; Price wjth internjent in fttvejrview cemetery. , Native pf Kogsutfc \ Deceased was born; viola, May in Algona April 10, W72, daughter of Mr, and Mrs, A. J. Jones, Kossuth, comity Ptonwrs, She'wai map* ried to Ifejwrt J, Stewart and. on? . the husband, , tff donate tor fset above toe ground/ was assembled * "^^ — Pjg%hfH} doc P. °f -., .... tatter, eiojjftt ., Alien, »U . cepent and tthe local C. poured, and ^-lojdW- thfi w ;.w«t. .•^^ntsMr ----io3t klKVP Pick R»»' • Vi'... Ex-We«t Bend Boy Takes Over Penny Store at Cherokee West Bend: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Simmons and child of Taos, Naw Mfe]dco\ will move to Cherokee, where he has been transferred by the Penny sjtores. Mr. Simmons is the son of Mrs. Jean Simmons of West Bend and Mrs. Simmons fs the daughter of.the Rev. and Mrs. H. J. Needing of Fonda, formerly a former pastor in one of the churches at West Bend. " KOSSUTH FARM BUREAU WOULD ASK AG. DEFERMENT Three Hundred Take Part In Annual Meet at Burt Wednesday Night; Officers Re-elected "We do not wish to be taken as unpatriotic in making this request as we realize the seriousness of the whole war effort and we know that all groups must make many sacrifices," was a part of the resolutions adopted at the Kossuth Farm Bureau annual meeting at Burt Wednesday. v nlght., -.TChe ;*eso- lutionjhad r^fergnce^tp^agrJejuJtuEa] "aeferme'ntfand urged that ffie 'selective service system permanently defer draftees who are engaged in food production. The farm help situation ds becoming most serious and shortage of food is found to result-unless steps are taken to keep help oh the farms. Favors Absolute Parity The" farm bureau also went on record as favoring..absolute parity for agriculture as compared with labor and industry. The resolutions contained many other statements which had to do with the problems of the farmer during the war emergency. Re-Elect Officers AH of the present officers of the bureau were re-elected during the meeting. They are Wayne Keith Burt, president; Fred W. Plumb Algona, v.'-ce president; Floyd Bode Algona, secretary, and C. C. Inman, Bancroft, treasurer. The dinner preceding the meeting was enjoyed by three hundred in the Burt high school auditorium. Following the business session Roger' Fleming, Des Molnes, of the state farm bureau research committee, addressed the .meeting, Agents Make Reports Reports of employed agents and business statements were made to the sess'on. The dinner, was served by the Burt Band Mothers club and the Burt high school, band entertained during the meal. Community singing ,was led by Joseph Skow, Wesley. A. I* -Brown, CoUnty agent, William St. Clalr, county club agent for boys, and Miss Alma Schultz, home demonstration agent, all of Algona, were present and made reports. The Fighting French Subject of Movie At the Call Theatre soorr the Warch of Time film will be shown which sets out new facts ami sheds new light on the problems of the French people. It is a dramatic story of the France which has never surrendered. All Americans will be interested in this exclusive story and should watch for presentation- dates here. Root. D. Ward Family to Hastings, Nebr. Mr. and Mrs. Rbt. D. Ward have been visiting relatives and friends here the past week. They have been living, in Ogden, Utah, the past two years where Mr, SIX ALGONA ORGANIZATIONS i PUT OVER BIG JOB Monday Properly Celebrated in Honor of Scrap Drive That Proved Successful in Every Way Monday was surely 'scrap day In Algona and the six township's 'n the area over Which Phillip Kohlhaas is chairman. Fbllowling a week's work by the different committees and" organizations' during which surveys were made the scrap began rolling into Algona Monday. morn'ng and the scrap pile near Northwestern depot has .assumed huge proportions. Then, too, much of it was hauled directly to the scrap dealers. Reports Not Yet : Ih ,' The reports- of the various chair* men are still unavailable for this issue this "morning. Many of the workers had not as yet turned in the.'-r weights to the chairmen. Then. • too, much of the- surveyed scrap has not been- brought in. in* the-< case of .Union .township, headed -by Jens Sorehsen, for the" V. F.,W., ihose men are too (busy tn the fields to get in the salvage and It will be /brought In later. However, the survey Indicates a fjne. tonnage from that township. The American Legion had but two trucks available for the day and then it must be remembered that there, is a ten- mMe haul from farm to town. Ralph Miller reports about 35 .tons accounted for. H. W. Miller for the Kiwanis, hauling from Riyerdale, said that a total of 12 tons had been accounted for Monday, with several of the workers not yet reporting ; . Women Do Good Job Mrs. D. D. Monlux, for the United Service Women also lacked erports from several -workers but she announced ibetter than 15 tons on Monday from Irvington. Gene Murtagh for the Rotarians also lacked reports from workers and they had but two trucks, and will have more haulMig to do. He thought they accounted for some 15 tona Monday. The estimated total for the four teams reached a delivery of where army and navy warehouses are being erected. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rich of Union township are the parents of Mrs. Ward. Two Liqei^es This Week The seeming regular two licences per week sales of marriage licenses in.the clerk's office were this week W^ter Manschund and Muriel P.'«per, both of Norwood, Minn., and E. D. Buickels of-Fort Madison and Betty Ley, Lakota. ARTHUR HANSON, INDIANA YOUTH, HELD IN CAR THEFT, Fifteen Year . Old Lad Picked Up Near Burt Fol&owiing Accident; Driving Elmore Car When Bill Geerlng and Earl Vincent responded to a call from, a friend fwhose car was stalled near Burt early; Sunday < morning they found a partly .wrecked car in the ditch just south of Burt and the driver, Arthur Hanson, 15, was picked up by them and brought to Algona. Here it was found that the •ear was one stolen in Elmore, Minn, a,few hours eprlier and the lac was turned over" to Sheriff Art Cogley and he is now in the county jail awaiting arrival of Minnesota of- about 77 -tons, with perhaps lUch more .yet-to' be collect-. * ~-t '*-«,* ynSjf-i'.*'^. • ,',,-rfi.,, - !. . i_3L^*ji_ -^ft^litit^jf. ficers. Is Indiana Youth The boy freely admitted to Sheriff Cogley that hey had stolen the car, and that he intended! to drive It to Algona where he would .leave it. He said he had come f,rom LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and..that <he had been doing considerable roaming about the past few months. The Car went into the ditch off of a curve which he failed to negotiate and is somewhat damaged."" •, 16 Soldier Applications According to the auditor's office sixteen,soldiers have,so far asHe4 for absent .voters' ballots for the coming election November 3. Under the leadership of Chairman Gene Hood the Jaycees brought in better than 160,340 pounds, 80 tons, on Monday. ; Gene had 12 trucks working during, the day part of the time, and having Cresco township the hauls were comparatively shorter than other township chairmen. 'H?e group" certainly did a firte piece of work. ,'Andf' too, Ihe Jaycees halve ItfS tona to their credit brought in during; other drives. Gene feels highly gratr ified with the fine cooperation given him and his workers -by the school directors and the. farmers < in Cresco township' as .welt W v 0>e ,. men who furnished ' trupks ancj ' pickups. j, < „ Program fpr^Day <-T V't- i In celebrating 'the'" VcVap day a't'' program of different events was set i out for the .afternoon and evening.;; j With Third;'Officer I»ui«e Gordon, i WAAC, speaking before the Ro-' t tarlans at noon opening' the pro- • gram the day was filled-with entertainment. At 2 o'clock .Off fcer Gorifv doit spoke to ,4, large group of wo4'" • men in,the high school auditorium, -1 .-...'• -"; ,~W Parade at 7!?0 •„ '' ' - iPrbmpUy' at 7:30 a the city hall', to the was staged. <£«d by the hf band the parade^ was hundreds on both sides . reaching many, blocks.' At'ihe ath- '! letic field the bra cannon donated | by the local.'post, American Lp-., «' gion, were Burned over to the scrap / committee, the Address being made t by Luke Lirman, representing the .' post, and they were accepted in ' * If'ke manner by Phil Kohlhaas, | chairman. , - \ Soldiers March , •, A detail of 15 soldiers from Camp ; Podge g^ve an exhibition drill which '| wag outstandingly enjoyed 'by th* ^ large crowd present The. e fire girls also gave their 1 flag A group of horses and ridew put on a fine show, this part of the pro»7 gram b {lie of W«rt Saturday the local war _ „, committee will sponsor a bond rally and auction, attended" in the pn, ffflftt .the from. J£& W, - jrr Of a*- ppchasa cltiatftna of towns inl w^^swjf"? wa r^-vsaw r9f i to i'ftp.' i ? a| ' * K': f&' to »nl»rt»ii» * » • Big Bond Rally and Auction Here Saturday; Wilson's Famous ix Horse Team To Perform tlUOH«faj *» ?SJK»P*.: «ta.te* «P fa bond '% a.<»i* ^: *-« ' '^SL/^. h

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