Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 8, 1938 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 8, 1938
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WEATHER *^itimk& ffrflec. JO, Inc. — Generally of wek, .precipitation towards close, rising y, Bolder Friday. ;38 i/-i,, ™~— * ll i>( 'Wanannr TOIrvnM inorr ALGONA, IOWA. THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 8, 1938 ^ — — : — " ~.~^. ^y^p^ », Iy38 16 Pages 128 Columns Number 12 IISEEK PLANEJUNCTION HERE THEBIST.Kids Enjoy Balloon Busting lECORAKONS ~ - - 5 nit Club Renews ferof $25 for fop Three. .„„....» club Is again offer- j prizes for the beat decor- Jies in Algona In, the holi- fon. Top prize is $15; sec- je, $7; third prize $3. The twill be announced in j week. j the third year that the ive been offered. Th6 an- Itest has resulted in more j homes each year being for the Christmas sea- j judging Is always done [reek in which Christmas Entry Acquired. • is required. The judg- i -the . rounds of the luring the week. The dec.- f must all be exterior, as I As the judging- must be I night the use of electric [required. orations will be consid- different angles, and Jborateness or 'expensive- I not be a determining fac- rinality and the effective paterials will be the baste ng, and the type of house (taken into consideration. Jes a small home which is [decorate*an equal chance prge home which is com' easy to decorate. | Judges a Secret. are named by the t of the Kiwanls club, who is J. D. Lowe, and the the commltteemen will Revealed. This action Is avoid possible embar- Besldes, -capable per- pht not care to act if their 'ere announced. in last year's contest iarry Holmes, 'first; Tom \, second; and Frank Gei- J has become noted as tho joratecl town in the state of j The beautiful street dec- | plus the many homes with night decorations, hereto- je drawn many visitors ler towns. [IS FLOCKING 1939 NUMBERS of the 1939 automo- _ i have so far been 1s- |tne county treasurer's of- they became available Thursday. The new already seen on many e county. ist seems as if many pros. J been waiting for 1939 jnefore buying new auto"" in the five business 1 month sales-of new , - to 21. Etag for new cars were •Jta, W. B. Williams, C. Algona; George E _Bend; U. B. Frankl, L^ e £ B1 »»«r, of Lu- H ""™ "oete, Wesley; and i P T-—^ rs Jr., Granada, Chevrolets. . "•hultz, Whittemore, S. E. jkUe Newel, Gerald B. j, Woodwortb ••-- Menke, Bancroft; "reesman, Titonka as Santa Makes Visit Here BOYS AND GIRLS PLAY; PARENTS PLAN PRESENTS Movie Window Glass Broken in Rush of Youngsters. Titonka Bachelor Farmers Are Trying Out Cook Book Recipes One of tho veteran bachelor Oppcdal brothers who farm in Hio Titonlca neighborhood called lit the Advance shop Tuesday and aroused the curiosity of tho nfilco glr] s by asking for a copy of the new Methodist >V. IF. M. S. cook book, which ho hnd read about in the paper. On being questioned Mr. Oppedal said he wanted the cook book to try out its recipes, and lie astonished the girls by claim- Ing that he knew how to boil water and fry eggs. Of course, to be serious, the brothers arc ft bit better cooks than that, and they can get pretty good results by following recipes. Thoro were no cook books in tho office except sonic the editor bad bought for Christmas distribution, but one of these mis sold to Mr. Oppedal, an or- Several .thousand people of • all ages from the surrounding country saw Santa Claus and the grotesque figures here yesterday afternoon in the formal opening of the holiday season, and the streets and walks were crowded throughout tho day. At the free show at the Iowa •theater the crush of children was so great at one time that glass was broken in one of the large wall display cases in front of the building, and the police were called to keep th,e excited youngsters in some semblance or order. Frec-for-AH for Balloons. A free-for-all grabbing spree resulted when balloons containing coins and merchandise tickets were thrown from the roof of the Iowa State bank building, and several hundred people, with children predominating, milled and grabbed for the precious balloons as they floated into the street. An additional "show" was oc- cashioned when strings attached to several of the balloons became entangled in the telephone cable. A volunteer, armed with a too-limber cane fish pole, finally got them loosened to the accompaniment of mingled caustic advice and cheers of the crowd. , public relative to Christmas mails. Shiny-eyed youngsters of three, This is posted at the postoffice and four, and five, whose faith in San- gives the various times when pay- ta Claus is supreme, told their eels must be mailed to reach des- wants In thin, bashful voices to tho tlnation not later than the day be- anclent saint, while the older fore Christmas, which will be Sav- youngsters raided him for the can- urday, December 24. The schedule dy which they knew from exper- follows: lence could be found in the large Pacific Coast States, Wash- bag he carried. All were satisfied ington, Oregon, Calif., Neveda, with the candy. | Those who wore the grotesque figure costumes had to have even i der placed by phono with Sirs. 9. .W. Meyer for a substitute, and by tills time the Oppedal brothers have probably had a few meals concocted with tho aid of the Algona' women's favorite recipes. But the office girls are still a little suspicious of the brothers' abilities as docks and declare they will not be convinced to the contrary till they see whether the men can do that recipe at the bottom of the Household Hints page— the one for a husband which Is also good for a wife. Charles Hlnmp, the Advance farm editor, says tho Oppedal brothers are good and prosperous farmers who like a little joking now and then and will stand for the foregoing bit of badinage. HERE'S WHEN TO MAIL PACK AGES FOR CHRISTMAS Postmaster Sullivan Reveals Dates for Best Service. Postmaster Sullivan has received the annual official notice to the Temperatures Mild Despite Snowstorm Temperatures have been mild in the last week, though three inches of snow fell Sunday morning which amounted to .35 inch moisture. The record for the week follows: December 1 — ________ 42 December 2 __________ 38 December 3 ___ : ____ .__ 51 December 4 ---------- 43. 26 33 24 29 December 5 ---------- , 30 25 Decem'beY-T -..^J^Il ~"W f 2B .35 Hutchison, Wes- ane5r ' Bur t« both Marry Offices i bLi tte » Algon * *»*«« ; B »eeu at a standstill on — the ' record tempers as the older youngsters kept up a tattoo on the papier mache figures. Smaller youngsters eyed them with awe, fully convinced they were seeing either a fairyland character or some of Santa's personal toymakers. Store Displays Praised. The crowd was in a holiday, mood, and mothers with several; children were indulgent as the youngsters feasted their eyes on] the hundreds of toys and other articles on display in the store windows. Many favorable expressions were heard concerning the wealth of Christmas gift possibilities on display in the windows and in the Algona stores. There was much serious shopping In evidence, and the narrow- Ing down process in selection of just the right gift was in progress in all stores. Only 14 shopping days remain before Christmas, which is just two weeks from Sunday, hence shopping is now beginning in earnest, though the early shoppers have been couple of weeks. busy for a Santa Claus is going to continue to visit Algona, and will be here Saturday of this week, and the next two Saturdays, and will have candy and gifts for every child he sees. BOUNTIES EARNED ON FIFTEENJEAO FOXES The county has paid bounty of a dollar each on 15 foxes shot or trapped since September 1. Foxes are believed scarcer now than in 1937. This is deduced from the fact that more rabbits are seen, also that there were more pheasants iu the hunting season. On the other hand foxes are now harder to find, for they are roaming the country. Many more bounties are paid in the spring, when the fox young early are , in dens. Foxes are easily caught, once a den is located At present only one fox Is bagged at a time. Persons who have received bounties this fall have been Francis Torlne/ P. J- Helken, Swea City; : Hanson, Lakota; Henry Noy- WWttemore; J. B. Thompson, , . . eo, F. Merkla, Burt; Glen Sabin ' 4m Idaho, Dec. 15 to 17. Western States, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Dec. 16 to 19. South Western States, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Dec. 16 to 19. Near Western States, North Dakota, South Dakota, Neb,, Kans., Colorado, Dec. .17 to 20. Southern States, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tenn., Miss., Ala., Ga., Pla., Wet Va., North Carolina, Sohth Carolina, Dec. 17 to 20. Eastern States, New Yorki Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Deleware, New England States, Dec. 17 to 20. Neighboring States, Minn., Iowa, Missouri, Wis., 111., Mich., Ind,, Ohio, Kentucky, Dec. 18 to 20. Local States (Intra - State), Iowa for Iowa offices, Illinois for Illinois offices, Dec. 20 to 21. Mr. Sullivan asks that people packages be to wrap them. sending Christmas especially warned securely. This request is neces- ary because so many people are careless about such wrapping, and often badly wrapped package get lost in the mails. People sending packages should write the address on one side only and should always give their own name and address in the upper left hand corner. W. E. Carlson Named Vice President of the Ledyard State Bank Last week's Swea City Herald announced election of W. E. Carlson as vice president of the State Bank of Ledyard. Mr. Carlson Is a former Algona boy, the son of the late John Carlson and .the latter's wife. Ellen Carlson, Algona registered nurse, and Adah Carlson, City Clerk, are his sisters. Mr. Carlson was for some years in banking employ at Lakota. Later he served as First National bank cashier at Swea City. As the Herald says, his financial reputation was not injured by failure of that Institution. Since the failure be had been supervjsing farms' and looking after other business. The fact that Lev! Wiemer is in poor health seems to have influenced, choice for the new banking posl- 'ion. Presumably Mr. Carlson's principal duties will be related to the management of the Le4yar4 bank's Swea City branch, though A. J. Bilsborough continues as manager. Mr. Carlson will retain residence at Swea City. Algona ft! _rs frow " fit Sal «•*.*? te hjive received WOLFESNOWAT GRANDE COURTS AT SANANTONE Titonka Couple Tell of Meeting Ogrens and Smiths. A letter dated last week Thursday from Mr, and Mrs. Lee 0. Wolfe, Titonka, reported them at Grande Courts, San Antonio, Tex., Where they had an apartment. Mrs. Wolfe had called on Mrs. Albert Ogren, and Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Smith, Wabasha, Minn., had called on the Wolfes. Mr. Smith had taken, the Wolfes to .the near-by golif course to see him and Mr. Ogren play a round. Thus the Wolfes were being made to feel at home and among friends. Bolstering up her courage for the ordeal, Mrs. Wolfe had driven Into the heart of the business- district and with Mr. Wolfe had visited the famed Alamo. They had already, at Houston, visted another famous Texan memorial, the San Jacinto monument, higher than Washington's monument, where the Tex ans, under Sam Houston, routed the Mexicans, capturing Santa Ana, the Mexican general and making sure the independence of Texas. Fortunately for the Impression San Antonio was to make upon them, the Wolfes did not reach the city till after the recent norther which drove Texas temperatures to almost unprecedented lows, They were then at Houston, and Mrs. Wolfe wrote that the norther there was both chilly and damp. At San Antonio the people were praying for rain after the driest six months in 35 years. Sunday's high temperature there was 82, which was higher than, that of either Los Angeles or New Orleans. The Wolfes, the Ogrens, and the Smiths can take comfort that they are not here now. There was a damp blizzard Sunday which left two'or three inches of snow on the ground. This turned to slush under street and sidewalk travel, ind then froze. The temperatures have since been comparatively mild, but the snow is not all gone yet and people have to bet about with overcoats, mufflers, gloves, and overshoes. Six Couples Apply for Cupid Licenses to wed have been Issued in, the last week to Herman V. Behnke, Selma Meyer, both ot Whjttemore; Herman b- Fritz, of West B_end, Rpse M. Ludwlg* A1 T gona; Wallace 0. Hoflensteto, of Wlnaebago, Mtas., Dorothy B. Nuit, X*JS« Crystftl.-MjnA.; George W. Berscheid, Agnes B, .Edmunds, JURY ON JONES DEATH IS TO MEETTONIGHT Nothing Sensational is Expected from Verdict. 790 FARMERS IN AREA FOR ELECTRICITY Lines to Cut Across the North End in This County. Swea City, Dec.—Due to some misunderstanding as concerns Winnehago county, plans for government rural electrification in 'Dickinson, Emmet, and Kossuth counties have been held up. As the proje'ct has been laid out, it is to cover 417 miles, and a federal grant of $341,000 for construction is promised. The transmission lines are to enter Kossuth at a point three miles south of No. 9 and run east to the Kennedy brothers corner in Swea township, thence north to the state line. At the Dolan corner, two miles north of No. 9, the line ig t-o branch east four miles, south a mile, thence east to the Winneba- day morning, is expected" to meet if 0 , 'I 116 ' -Bother line is to parai- tonight and complete its work, Mr. " Chubb said last night." Though there have been no mysterious circumstances indicated in connection with the fire the identification of the body as Jones's was impossible from exterior ex- The Coroner's jury composed of Chas. E. Chubb, foreman, Dr. J. B. Winkel, and F. L. McMahon, investigating the circumstances surrounding the,death of C. W. Jones his burning trailer early Sun- in lei the road to Anderson's Oaks, a mile west from the Dolan corner. 'Seven hundred and ninety farms are to receive current in the thrae counties. Eagle township leads in the number of signers in Kos_ ^ _ suth. Grant and Springfield have amination because of the "extent"of have not yet com Pleted drives for the burned areas signers. The rates will be $3.75 for the first 40 kilowatts, or $6 for the first 100. The executive board for Kossuth consists of Myron Johnson O. L. Thoreson, Fred Langeman the burned areas. An examination of teeth was made, and also a close examination for distinguishing features which might be recalled by friends, was made, but so far It is indicated that the identification cannot be made positively. P/re \ot Incendiary. A possibility that the fire might have been set has been investigated, and it was indicated yesterday that the possibility was too remote on evidence at hand for future consideration. The cause of the fire is now laid to an overheated or exploding home-made oil stove burning crankcase dralnings, which are known to contain varying amounts of explosive gasoline. At least one member of the jury hag expressed himself as not being willing to name the victim on the evidence produced at the first sitting on the jury Sunday; and the jury verdict when rendered may have some word qualifying the identification of the victim such as "probable." Burial at Irrington. The fire in the trailer house occupied by Jones in the alley Jn the block west of the courthouse was discovered at 3 a. m., and was easily put out. The death was not suspected at first till spectators examining, the debris uncovered the remains. Funeral services were held Monday 1 at the Merrltt funeral home, with the Rev. F. E. Burgess in charge, and burial was made in the Irvington cemetery. MEMORIAL BUILDING FOR KELLY PROPOSED A new city hall proposal has been given to the city council by committees representing the two Algona service clubs, and includes erection of a memorial building in honor of the late J. W. Kelly. Several sites have been proposed,- Including the ruins of the old Call all of Swea City and Eagle, and Jacob Telcamp, Lakota. WEBSfER~CITY BASKET QUINT COMES FRIDAY Mat Events are Also on Card Tomorrow Night Here. corn- next theater building. These will be explained during a discussion, together with the probable cost of the site and building, at a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce this 1 week Friday night. The band shell proposal, which last spring looked like a sure accomplishment, hit a snag sometime during the summer, and since that time has almost been a dead isr sue, and discussion tomorrow will determine whether It will be discarded or renewed. The city council more than a year ago agreed to spend $900 for a shell, but with later plans and proposals the cost was upped to between $4000 and $5,000, including landscaping of the pool area, where the shell was to have been located. The high school basketeers will meet Webster City on the local floor tomorrow evening, and this will be the second game of the season for the locals, but the first conference encounter. Algona lost to Emmetsburg Friday in a non- conference game. Webster City has a strong team, including three regulars Irom last year. It was Webster City which eliminated the locals in the 1937 district tournament. The visitors also have a player who recently moved to Webster City who averaged 18 points a game last season. But in spite of all this, Webster City, lost to Newton last week, 1917. * The game tomorrow night will be the last home game before the holidays, or till Livermore es here on January 10. <But week the locals will play at Gilmore City and at Clarion. The game here tomorrow night will begin at 7:30 sharp to save time for a wrestling meet with Mason City. Coach Findley will start 'Captain Michel and Devine at'the forward positions; Schultz at center; and Long, Lee, or Louis Neville at guard. Hicks and Raymond Lund may see service. The locals have Improved on defense and ball-handling since last week, and offensive plays have been worked out in more detail. — * Indians are After Scalps of Bowlers The Silver Gray bowling team is now only one game ahead in the bowling league with Titonka only a game behind. Standings yesterday were: - .'..' Car Slips on Ice, Up»et W. 24 Ledyard, Pec. 6— Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson called at the Rev. Mr. Hammer's, Lakota, Friday evening. Mr, Hammer had phoned :bat he and Rev. Mr. Ganger, Buf- la'lo Center, 'had had a car accident, having slipped on icy pavement, and that the car turned over several times, suffering damages in the process, though the two min- sters escaped with bruises and a )ad shaking up. / School Program In Buffalo. Marjorie Johnson, teacher in the Dist No, 9, puffalo township, will present her nine pupils in" a Chrismas cantata entitled The Night Silver Gray Titonka • 23 Botsford __ 19 Fanners ; 17 Nick's „--- . 18 Wesley —— _,; 16 Burt Before Christmas day evening at will be served. next week ?W- o'clock. Lunch, Waljace Hp,hmfte% ebagp, Man., and Poro|h7 ~ J. O. r c. _ T . H. R. ,.„_ 11 11 9 10 11 13 15 14 19 24 _ ___ _ Lu Yerne .--! ____ *. ___ .£,_ _ 8 Driver Hurt as Car Hits a Bridge Rail Swea City, Dec. $— J. B. Sbilts suffered an accident 'early Friday morning. Coming gouth on Armstrong-Fairmont road, bis car hit the r.ail of a cement bridge north of the Fothefglll comer, and he suffered a broken foot, besides other injuries. The car w« batily smashed up. Vt 1 ", 1 , ixi," « School Program eleven »t tie of fte-Ifo, 2 HEY, FOLKS, HERE'S A SCHEME TO MAKE SOME EXTRA MONEY Wesley, Dec. C — Edward Schnltx and his brother Jack shipped nearly two tons of turtles to Philadelphia one day last week. The turtles arc expected to bring 20c ft pound or thereabouts. They were gathered In spare time at dredge ditches and in sloughs. Edward Schnltz 18 foreman for the ,T. C. Mayer Construction Co., which Is building a new public school gymnasium' and auditorium here, and Jack Schnltz is in tho employ of the same company. LEVIWIEMER DIES; BANKER AT LEDYARD Passes Monday After Poor Health Over Two Years. Lewis W. Wiemer, 55, well- known Ledyard banker, died at 1:45- Monday afternoon at his home. He had been in poor health since the winter of 1936. In June that year he was taken to Rochester hospitals for treatment. The cause of death was cancer of the spine. Funeral services will be held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2 o'clock at the Ledyard Methodist church, with the Rev. Carl Hammer, Lakota, pastor, and the'Rev. Harvey Nelson, Lu Verne, former pastor, officiating. Burial is to be made In the Ledyard cemetery, with the following bank directors and employes as pallbearers: D. A. Carpenter, E. T. Halverson, Herman Goetz, W. E. Carlson, George Hagge, and A. j! Bilsborough, the latter cashier of the Swea City branch of the Ledyard State bank. Born In Illinois. Mr. Wiemer was born July 9, 1883, in Mason county, 111. When he was a year old, his parents moved to Radcliffe, la., where he was educated. When he was 17 his parents moved to Ledyard, where he helped his uncle, the late Frank Wiemer,'and E. G. Rich, the cashier, at the bank. Mr. Wiemer was married August 20, 1917, to Gertrude Tillmoney, of Ledyard. Her parents, now both deceased, once owned the Ledyard general store now owned by Tice Brack. Mr: and .Mrs. William Wiemer, parents of Lev!, are also dead. Filled All Bank Jobs. Mr. Wiemer served successively as bookkeeper, cashier, vice president, and for the last two years as president of the Ledyard bank. He was a hard worker, and he kept the bank going even through the depression, when so many of the banks had to close. The Ledyard bank was one of-only a half dozen in Kossuth which survived. Mr. Wiemer is survived by his wife and one son, W. E. The latter has been In the bank with his father since graduation' from high school. There is one grandson, and there are four sisters; Mrs. Emma Pfeil, Mrs. Minnie Schneider, and Mrs. Lydia Anderson, all of Radcliffe; and Mrs. Tillie Anderson, Ackley. EM'BURB AND AL60NA BASKETEERS TO MEET 'St. Cecelia's basketball boys will play their first home game this season tomorrow (Friday) evening against the Emmetsburg Academy. There will be two games, the first at 7:30 between the two second ;eoms, the other between the first earns. This year's lineup for the local :irst team includes Captain Vernon Nelson, center; Kenneth Hargreaves and Wilbur Courtney, at suard; Archie Elbe'rt and Donald Sajewki, forwards. Joseph Kelly Tr. Js boys 1 cpaoh. The second team will be picked from the following boys; William Lamuth, Florian Neuroth, Donald Winkel, Peter Hagerty, James Es- s.er, Bob Kohlhaas, Gene Zender, Roland Bode, and Miks Stoffel, The local team will play ano'th- er game Sunday at the Bancroft academy, New Townsend Club mi Hold Meeting A neyly, organised club wUl'Weet B ' ~~ ' yjLJfia^ C, OF C, MEET WILL DISCUSS POSSIBILITIES South Dakotan, and State Inspector Will Speak. Whether the Chamber of Commerce will make any effort to sponsor an. airfield near Algona, and attract stops by major air lines, will be debated at a special ' meeting of the entire organization to be held at the Legion hall tomorrow night beginning at 7:30 o'clock. Also to be discussed will be a proposed new city hall and the new band shell which was nropos- ed a year ago, but has bee'n dormant since mid-summer. The airfield proposal will be described by William Obele, of Pierre, S. D., and the state airplane inspector is also to give a short talk at the meeting. Location Here Ideal. Algona is described as an ideal location for a junction of three lanes. One is the Minneapolis- Sioux City - Omaha - - Kansas City lane; second, a new Des Moines Minneapolis lane; and, third, the Minneapolis-St Louis proposed lane now in process of being developed. On a direct route from Minneapolis to Omaha a plane would 'Pass directly over Kossuth county. Algona is west of the air line from Minneapolis to Des Moines, and would be west of the line from Minneapolis to St. Louis. However these distances are not so great that saving in beacon equipment and emergency fields could be made by routing all three lines from Minneapolis to Algona over the same route, branching off here to the south in-, three directions. Other Proposed Sites. Mason City Is one of a group of towns seeking establishment of the Minneapolis- DesMoines- SB.- Louis route, and is a proposed stop for the planes if the town can supply the field and the line Is granted. Other proposed stops would be Rochester, Minn., Ottumwa, and Quincy, 111. A direct line from Minneapolis to Des., Moines would pass at the east border of Kossuth county. Rochester, however, is east and, south of Minneapolis, hence if that city were included the direct route would pass to the east of Mason City. Three air lines are asking for the route — the Northwest Airlines, Mid-Continent, and Braniff. The Northwest company now operates a line from the Twin Cities through Rochester to Milwaukee and Chicago. Pilots School Planned. iMr. Obele's interest In the field is In establishment of a piloting school here if the landtag field and air lines come in here. He has been a pilot sinces the world war, in which he served as an aviator. Estimates place the amount of ground needed at from 160 to 240 acres, depending upon thq needs of the transport planes, and government aid could be obtained In establishing and building the field. Mile long runways would be ideal, but would require 240 acres in a rectangular shape. Aid Defense In Question. Enlargement of the defense plans of the United States, and particularly of the air service, is expected in the next few years to put marked emphasis on air travel, and lines are now being developed to many hitherto unserved points. As a part of the defense program the air and army departments are anxious to have air fields located at numerous points throughout the country and gov^ ernment aid is easily secured In most instances. While the project has been discussed, the feasibility of the field establishment and probable action will await Mr. Obele's talk tomorrow night, when a detailed plan may be presented. Local Boy Honored at Simpson School A press release from Simpson college, Indianola, reports a football banquet at which Irving (Pudge)Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs, Max Miller, Algona, was one pf 17 men honored with the letter 'S' by the college athletic boari The dispatch adds: "Miller played, an outstanding game at center in both bis Junior and his senior years. He will be greatly misled, when the 1939 call for football material ft given." Pioneer wm PiSfflWJE

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