The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 4, 1931 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 4, 1931
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f I -Twelve Pagos ThE UPPER CBS MOINES, 44th TEAR THE REPUBLICAN, 38th TEAR ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY, 4, 19:U VOL. 28—XO. ALGONA HOSPITALS ARE CONSOLIDATE WORLD WAR VET , DIED THURSDAY Alfred Jensen Succumbed to Affects of Gas Suffered at Belleau Wood. LEFT WIFE & TWO CHILDREN HEBE. Saw Action in All the Major Battles Fought by the American Troops Jn France. One of the aftermaths of the World "War occurred last Thursday when Alfred Jensen, an Algona soldier boy, was called to his eternal rest. Mr. Jensen <Jied of tuberculosis directly caused from the effects of gas suffered in the battle of Belleau Wood October 13, 1918. He had been an invalid ever since and had been bedridden for the last two years being cared for by his faithful wife. Gassed at Belleau Wood. Mr. Jensen enlisted shortly after war was declared In 1917 In Company F, 102 Infantry of the Twenty-sixth division. He was sent to Camp Dodge and from there to Camp Cody, New Mexico. After serving about a year at Camp Cody his outfit was sent overseas where It participated in all of the major battles in which there were American troops. Mr. Jensen saw fighting at Belleau Wood, Chateau Thierjy, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel and Verdun. His division attacked Verdun on the last day of the war. The de- the hospital in Nantes after gassed and came home in March, 1919 after serving nine months in France. He was discharged at Camp Dodge as physically fit, although later he testified on the witness stand that the doctors never even examined him. After his discharge he was sent to hospitals In Mason City, Des Moines, St. Iiouis, Kansas city and Fort Lyons, Colorado, but nothing could be done for him. He took a two. year vocational training; course at Iowa State. Walter B. Stebbins Died Last Week. Algona lost an old time resident last Wednesday when Walter B. Stebbins was called to his eternal rest. Mr. Stebbins was eighty-five years old and his death was caused from neuralgia of the heart. He was not sick before his death which came while he was sitting in his chair at noon at the home of his son, Lloyd, In the Third Ward. He had -made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Mervln Calver In Algona until the last year when the Calvers moved to Fort Dodge. Mr. Stebbins was well known In Algona and had many friends. He came here in 1870 and went to work for J. J. Wilson, pioner lumber man, hauling lumber west to Algona by ox team. Mr. Stebbins worked at this for thirty-seven years and then worked for the Algona Milling Company. He was for a number of years Janitor for the First National Bank' here. .JVpv Stebbins was aways active and he will be missed by his many friends. Walter B. Stebfbins was born in Whitewater, Wisconsin, September 27, 1846, and died In Algona January 28. He came to Algona in 1870 and on September 22, 1877, he was united to Eunice Phillips in Algona. Mrs 1 . Stebbins died in 1915. Seven children were born to this union: Mrs. Mervin Calver of Fort Dodge; Mrs. Roy Tilling- I hast, Mrs. Otto Nelson, V. L. Steb- ' bins and Mrs. Benilce Garrison, all of Algona; and Mrs. Leslie Kirkpatrick j and Mrs. Charles Scherer of Council | Bluffs. James Phillips of Algona was | a stepson. The deceased was one of I six children all of whom preceded him ' In death. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Laird & Reimer chapel with Rev. Verner Anderson of the Ute, Iowa, Adventlst church officiating. Burial was in Riverview cemetery. Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were: George and Edgar Stebbins of Milton Junction, Wisconsin; Mrs. Wiliiam Short of Beloit, Wls- Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hall of THE OLD ALGONA HOSPITAL. • frofc. "&ti "?' tHe'c&icol' ei _ course in 1923. Mr. Jensen was a 'brrive soldier and did his best under insurmountable obstacles to support his family and be a substantial citizen. His was a case of extreme patriotism as he enlisted while still a citizen of Denmark, tlie country of his birth. He was one of' the many who has laid down his life for an adopted country without a thought of trying to keep out of- danger because he was not compelled to enlist. The sympathy of all goes out to the bereaved wife and little ones of this brave soldier. The Jensen family moved to Algona in November, 1927. Born in Denmark. Alfred P. C. Jensen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, September 27, 1893, and died in Algona, January 29, at the age pf thirty-eight years. He came to this country about twenty years ago and .worked Janesville, Wisconsin; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stebbins of Good Thunder, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lottman of lona, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Dawson of Wesley; Mrs. O. T. Dawson of Mason City; Preston Chapin of Wesley; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pergande of LuVerne; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Kirkpatrick of Council Bluffs; Mr. and Mis. Charles Scherer and son of Council Bluffs; Mr. and, Mrs. sin. ROTARY ENTERTAIN AT GOOD HOPE Father Dobberstein Does Noble Work. If there are any folks in Algona who have never visited the Grotto of the •f^ , - _^ « . ilttVG liUVUi VJO1UCU 1/11C UlUbl<U Ui. U11C .Banquet and Program GlV- Redemption at West Bend they have en. Each Rotarian Had Farmer Guest. LADIES OF CHURCH Chester Johnson is Declared Insane. C. Johnson of Bancroft, who was arrested last week by Sheriff Hovey, in j Lone Rock for having a couple of pints of alleged alcohol in his possession, was adjudged nisane by the insane commission last Monday and will be taken to the hospital at Cherokee. County Attorney G. D. Shumway had filed Information against Johnson for the third offense against the liquor laws and this carries with it a penitentiary sentence. Mr. Shumway stated " and Rev. Fred J. Clark, Win. Bourne, and Rev. Wood Speakers. Music and Readings. Algona Rotarians were royally entertained Monday evening at Good Hope church. A large number of Union township men had been invited as guests of the Rotary club and the ladies of the church furnished a fine banquet, served at six-thirty p. m. The Algona club has over 50 members and all were present except four. As many if not more Union township men at- tened and over one hundred sat at the missed the most Interesting experience of their lives. Father Dobberstein has made the name of West Bend and the grotto a household word all over the country and few tourists crossing Iowa from east to west fail to drive out of their way to visit the grotto. Father Dobberstein has been engaged In building this great story of Christ into t t; fpr,t" made with;;stone' ana,'cement have been fashioned with his own hands. This writer has Rev. Dobberstein to thank for an interesting half hour Jast Sunday in which he showed us the wonderful collection of stones, many of them valued at thousands of dollars which he has gathered from every corner of the earth. At present he is working on the "Scene of the Nativity" which he is fashioning from stone and marble in a niche at the right side of the altar in the splendid church building proper. We would say that this is the most ambitious and beautiful of all of his work. At the same time work on the completion of the grotto itself is going forward, the cement and stone pieces being prepared d that this will be kept on record tor y of Rotary and the club and guests ___ if Johnson is released from the' san S & nu m£ er of songs, opening the state hospdital the charges will .be P r °S«Mn. with America. Melvin Min- united in marriage to Lydla J. Hill at Tltonka. Two children, were born to this union, Richard, six years old and Dale, four. Beside the wife and children, the deceased leaves to mourn his parents and three brothers and one sister all of whom live* in Denmark. Military Funeral. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church Saturday in Algona with Rev. C. V. Hulse officiating. Burial was in the Titonka cemetery. The deceased was a member of the Hagg post of the American Legion and the pall bearers were from this post with members of the Titonka post as oolor guard and also furnishing a firing squad. Out of town relaitves and friends who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs._H. P. Christensen of Titonka; Mr. and Mrs. Ross Buffington of Wesley; Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Marshall of Mason City; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hickman of Mason City; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bohen of Mason City; Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Christensen of Rodman and Mr. and Mrs. William Larsen of Clinton. of Olson. According to the county attorney Johnson has been an habitual criminal for a number of , address which was much appreciated. tables. _W. C. Dewel gave a short his- ; Inside during the colder weather, ready ' to be put in place in the spring. Father Dobberstein has made the grotto his life work and it will take five more years before it is completed. He has traveled over 36,000 miles in looking for suitable stones and has visited personally all of the localities in the United States and Mexico.where they may be found. This coming summer he is ffi! Fred J. Clark, pastor of the Algona Congregational church, gave a short SCHWARTZ WINS DIRECTED VERDICT Was Indicted on Charge of Issuing False Statement For Credit. CREAMERY BANQUET ATTENDED BY 500 THOUGHT TO BE k .HRSf CASE*>3F,KIND, Mrs. Rowan Won Divorce Suit. Oesterreicher Cases Were Both Dismissed. The second week of the January term of the district court convened on Monday with Judge F. C. Davidson of Enimetsburg on the bench. The jury was summoned to appear Tuesday and the following persons were chosen to serve on the case of the state of Iowa vs. Fred Schwartz of Ledyard, which was heard yesterdya: Rose Haverly, Stockholders and Patrons Turned Out in Large Numbers for Meeting. DAIRY MFG. SPECIALIST SBOKE A. 3. Keen, Harry Bode, C. T. Chubb and Mads Christiansen Re-elected Officers of the Board. The annun banquet and meetings of the stockholders and patrons of the Algona Co-OpernUve Creamery was held Saturday at the I. O. O. F. hall. The banquet, at twelve o'clock, by the ladies of the Congregational church, was attended by about five hundred. The Iowa Blues De Luxe orchestra furnished music during the dinner Patients Removed to Kossuth Hospital Saturday. Building Not Sold. KOSSUTH BUILDS NEW ANNEX. Addition Will Give Thirty Bed Capacity, Two Operating Rooms for County Doctor's Convenience. Varied and numerous rumors concerning the Algona hospital have boon current during the past week or ten days to the effect that the hospital property hnd brcn sold to the Shell Oil Company for an oil station site. While the hospital is no longer operating, to dato no disposition has been made of the hospital property. Drs. Kenefick &; Crawford lire continuing their practice in the offices which they have In the past occupied, and Dr. Kcncfiick does not contemplate retiring ns was erroneously stated in the Des Moines Register last Saturday. It is expected that some disposition of the hospital property will be made eventually. Algoiuv Hospital Closed Saturday. The Algona hospital closed Saturday after faithfully serving the conimuiu^ ty for twenty-four years. Patients were removed to the Kossuth hospital with which the Algona hospital has been consolidated and which is owned by R. E. Vincent and efficiently supervised by his daughter, Mrs. Nita Isaacson. A new annex to the present Kossuth hospital is already under construction on the southwest corner of the building and with favorable weather conditions the contractors expect to have It completed by the first of March. The added patients from the Algona hospital and a rush of opera-/ tions, some of them emergency, have filled the hospital to • its capacity. Nurses are, for the present, staying at homes in the vicinity of the hospital until a house can be secured for them, to occupy. Kossuth Hospital Builds Annex. One of the Immediate reasons for the consolidation of the two hospitals at the present tune was the resignation of Miss Vera Ogren, .who la married thfe evening.ta ': day, as was also Max Esser, assistant years and has been at odds with the law time after time. Boys Honored by University R. O. T. C. Robert Harrington, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Harrington, was recently made a captain of the infantry in the R. O. T. C. at the University of Iowa. Alden Avery of Spencer, was also made a captain. John Shirley, son of County Superintendent and Mrs. William Shirley, was made a second lieutenant. Another Kossuth county boy,- who achieved distinction in the R. O. T. C. was Lynn C. Dirksen of Burt who made a captain in the dental unit. Letting on New School to be Held Feb. 9. The letting of the contract for the continuation of the building program on the new school building is scheduled for February 9. The bulk of the contractors wished more time to look over the work and see how far along the project is since the work was discontinued by the original contractors, Mayer & Son, who were forced to quit because of lack of finances. The bonding company has informed the school board that it is more than satisfied with the good response from the different contractors interested in getting the job of finishing the project. The Humboldt Investment Company who held the mortgage on the Mayer I equipment, had men and trucks here j last week taking away the equipment which belonged to them through the j failure of Mayer & Son. He was followed by Win. Bourne, the 'planning to visit Alaska and British 'issuing a false statement for credit to well known Union township farmer, . Columbia. Father Dobberstein has j the Fanners Savings Bank at Ledyard Wesley; John Hartman, Fenton; John , hour. A. W. Ruduick, specialist in Kirsch, Bancroft; Sam Larson, Arm-: dairy manufacturing from Iowa State strong; Mrs. H. F. Mittag, Lone Rock; I College, was one of the speakers of the Mrs. Margaret Fox, Bancroft; Halvcr Flom, Wesley; Viva Hoover, Burt; Mike Altman, LuVerne; L. W. Gillespie, Algona; Theron Hansen, Wesley; Joe Dahlhauser, Whittemore. State vs. Schwartz Case. Schwartz was indicted by the grqnd jury in the November on a charge of manager of the Iowa Creamerjes at Mason State City. Brand Tom four the who responded in a clever manner and I entirely recovered from the terrible gave a short outline of the views held auto accident of a year or so ago, which b(y the farmer of the business man and came near ending his life, and is in The case is unusual because ol the fact that it is believed to be the first case in the state to be tried under An Explanation. Marshall W. H. Steward, of Burt, called at this office Monday to inform us as to the reason he was in on the arrest of Fred Schoby, which was reported in this paper last week. This was causnlg some conunent on tne streets of Algona, especially as to why Steward should come to Algona. Mr. Steward states that he was called upon by Marshall Floyd Newville to assist in the case as Mr. Newvilie did not have his car at the time. Mr. Steward also states that as constable he has full authority to make arrests throughout the county but in this case he was especially called upon by Mr. NewviUe.' We we glad to make this explanation. Country Club Held Annual Meeting. The regular annual meeting of the members of the Algona Country Club was held Monday night at the city hall. P. J. Christensen, K. J. Smith and R. W. Horigan were reelected directors and D. E. Dewel and Dr. A. D. Adams elected directors for the three- year term. The annual meeting of the board of directors followed. Albert Ogren was elected president; G. S. Buchanan, vice president; E. J. Gilmore, reetected treasurer and R. W. Horigan was reelected secretary- The meeting was then continued until next Thursday when committees for the coming year will be appointed. Claim Algona Violated the School Contract. Humboldt Republican: Last week the Republican contained a statement ! taken from the Algona papers, saying that J. H. Mayer & Son of Humboldt had dropped their contract for the er- by this good Catholic priest and he , statute makes it a misdemeanor for of those held by the business man of excellent health, although still bear- the statute- passed by the Forty-Third the farmer. Rev. Allen Wood, pastor . ing scars. No religious lines are drawn General Assembly of last year. The of the Good Hope church, also gave a '" "-" " " short address and emphasized the fact that people are much the same, whether they reside on the farm or in town and that they are all working for one common ideal. The meeting was one- of the best community meetings ever held in this section and all who attended expressed a desire that other meetings be held while the Rotary club was unanimous in expressing their pleasure and declaring the Good Hope ladies among the best cooks in the world. says he makes no distinction, but loves all mankind and appreciates what help all have given him in his noble work in which the Protestants have joined with the Catholics. It is such men as Father Dobberstein who make religion more than a name and put to shame narrow-minded sectarianism. Dr. Sawyer Home From Eye Clinic. F. E. Sawyer, Algona optometrist, is home from the graduate clinic in optometry conducted by Dr. A. M. Skeffington, internationally known optometric diagnostication and technician, in Des Moines. He is very enthusiastic about the work given in Des Moines, stating that the tremendous widened scope of the work in correcting eye defects is simply amazing. That the clinician showed that statement is not true. From the viewpoint of the Mayers, the Algona school board violated the contract and 'demanded that the Mayers continue work regardless of their violation. The Mayers are refusing to continue work until the Algona school board complies with the terms of the contract as they see it. As stated some time ago, the Algona papers admitted that the work has been well done as far as it has been carried, and experts have stated that the Mayers can finish the work, if allowed to do so and make a nice profit on it. Henry Mayer, head of J. H. Mayer & Son, needs no endorsement In Humboldt. His ability as a workman, his honesty and his integrity are above reproach. Humboldt people believe in his word and his ability to keep it. Farmers Cooperative Society Held Meeting, Wesley, February 3. Special: The yearly meeting of the stc-ckholdurs of the Farmers Co-Operativu Society took place Monday afternoon. Tlie usual six per cent dividend on stock was declared together with a three percent patronage dividend**which together amounted to about $4500.00 paid out to stockholders, most of which was distributed to the immediate community. John N. Loebig is president; Wm. J. Frlmml, vice president; Olaf Funnemark, secretary; Jacob Faber, treasurer; Glaus Tjarks, Wallace Donovan, George B. Ludwig, Sr., Clarence Ward, John Carlson, directors, Ed. Hildman . .. , . . , j i -------- .• and Ed. Loebig, manger and assistant bile from Spirit Lake. A large crowd i afternoon. The deceased was eighty- I manager. The company was organized was present and those from here re-1 five, years of age. The funeral was to i In 1907 and enjoys a good and pros- port a thrilling program. I be at Gowrie this afternoon. | perous business. Attend Ski Meet at Canton, S. D, A number of Algona people drove to' Canton, South Dakota, Sunday to wit- i ness the ski tournament.. The snow for Mrs. Ole Allison was called to Gow- the slide had been hauled by automo-1 rt e by the death of her father Sunday Algona Woman's Died instance, is entirely due to excessive any one to secure credit or an extension of credit in any form by giving a false property statement including both liabilities and assets, with the intent to deceive tlie bank. The petition filed by the state on information brought by Edward Christ, cashier of the Fanners Savings Bank of Ledyard of which Jerry Siulivuu is president, alleges that on the second ol February, Ib30, Schwartz acting as agent for his mother, Airs. Cliunottu Schwartz and himself, made a false property statement to the bunk. Directed Verdict for Schwartz. After tlie evidence in the caae had been heard Tuesday, D. M. Kullelier ol Fort Dodge and W. B. Quarton, attorneys for the defendant made a motion for a directed verdict which was sustained by the judge, and the case was dropped. County Attorney G. D. Shumway and T. P. Harrington were attorneys for the state. In the evidence it was made plain that Schwartz White, pure food inspector in nearby counties, also addressed I group. Following the program George I Godfrey and C. R. Schoby were reelected members of the board, and with the organization of the board the following officers were re-elected: A. J. Keen, president; Harry Bode, vice president; C. T. Chubb, treasurer; and Mads Christiansen, secretary. The meeting closed about three-thirty. The Algona Co-Operative Creamery is one of the biggest business institutions in Algona and is under the management of Mads Christiansen, who enjoys a statewide reputation in creamery circles. The sound financial statement of the creamery appears in this week's paper. K. C. Bank Installs New Equipment. The Kossuth County State Bank has recently installed the latest types of Burroughs' proof machines and remittance machines. The proof machine does three jobs in one, it posts the books, proves the posting and mokes the journal, all at the same time. Less time is taken with it than taken to post on the old machine and only two girls are needed to run it whereas with the old one three were needed. The proof machine is really three separate adding machines in one which makes three separate accumulating reports. It automatically secures the ,,, vyfl*. i«-r intendent for 'several "years. With 't hospital under her efficient manager- ship, Dr. Kenefick relieved of much of the responsibility, and upon her resignation the consolidation of the two hospitals seemed advisable. Much of the equipment of the Algona hospital has been donated to the other hospntal to help complete a more or less double set of equipment which will be needed for the use of the two op- crating rooms which are to be maintained at the Kossuth after the completion of the new annex. The annex will add seven rooms to the building. There will be five bedrooms, another dining room, and an additional operating room for the convenience of tlie doctors. The present operating room will bo moved from the northeast corner to the northwest and will be joined on the west by the second operating room. The annex will bring the bed capacity of the hospital to thirty. The addition is 20x28 feet, and is two stories high. One of the seven, rooms, the naw operating room, is to be built over a room on the first floor which is already a part of the hospital. A new dumb waiter will be an added convenience in the hospital. Eight in Training School. The nurses training school which was opened the first of the year, is under the direction of Miss Merle Norton, an Algona girl, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Norton. She lias had several years of experience in this work before assuming her position at the Kossuth hospital. After the readjustments have been made there will be eight girls in training, and a number of nurses, including the girls who had been at the Algona hospital, will be called as necessary. Miss Briclgett Gaffney and Miss Juno Littrell, who have been at the Kossuth for some time will remain as perm^- nent nurses under the supervision of Mrs. Nita Isaacson. use of the eyes, and the brain pattern | nad "° intention of making a false j totals of debits, credits and customer's of nervous force supplied was not ad- statement to the bank, and in reality | new balance Hospital Opened in 1907. The Algona hospital was opened in the year 1907, when Dr. M. J. Kenefick purchased the building which had been known for many years as tile Rutherford House, a hotel which had. beon run by A. A. Rutherford. well known pioneer Algona hotel man. The building was repaired and remodeled and a basement built, and was formally opened September 15, 1907. During the lifetime of the hospital 4300 patients were admitted and cared for. Until more recent years Dr. Kene- ui iicivuus jmui? auppueu wus not uu- ^«.»*"*-""-"w i-u vnt uuun., anu in icuuty i "v... MMJi4jiv,v. . 101. until more recent years ijr Kene- apted to the very great visual burden ' "ad not done so. Christ charged that | The remittance machines eut the fl c k was assisted bv a resident' physi- _„..__., _, .,_ „,. . . . !s _ M,., _.„ „..., .... ...,.,., work practically in half by eliminating ! C i ani the first of whom was Dr J. G. the use of names for recording checks, ciapsaddk;, now a prominent physi- Numbers are used and customers who c j n n of Burt. Another of his nsslst- deposit daily have their own number. | nnts wa s Dr. Frank Rohiu-r, who is All these machines are in keeping.with • now onc of the foremost diagnosticians of modern eye demands. That much of these defects could be entirely eliminated if taken in time and properly cared for. in the property statement which Schwartz had made for his mother, Mrs. Charlotte Schwartz and himself, the defendant had listed only two items as liabilities. One was for $2555 owed to the Fanners Savings Bank and the other for $600 owed to the Stats Bank of Ledyard. Christ claimed that lie later discovered that the Schwartzes owed the State Bank of Ledyard $2000 instead of the $600 stated in the property statement. Before discovering the $2,000 Christ stated that the bank extended and renewed notes of Charlotte Schwartz and Fred Schwartz owed to the Farmers Bank in the amount stated above. Not Intentionally False. During the evidence it was shown that Christ knew at the time the property statement was made that the Schwartzes were owing tlie State Bank of Ledyard more than the $600 listed. It seems that Walter Schwartz, brother of the defendant went to the Farmers Savings Bank to pay sojtie interest owed by his mother and brother, Fred. (Continued on last Page). the policy of the bank which is to save time but at the same time have accurate books. Two Algona Girls Win High Prizes. The Iowa State Teachers' College at Cedar Falls has handed out-the grade honor rolls for the fall term and two Algona girls were included in those who received fifty grade points. The girls were Margaret Blossom and Katherine Van Ness. Margaret is a sophomore and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Blossom and Miss Van Ness is a senior and the daughter of Attorney and Mrs. E. J. Van Ness. Botli are graduates of the Algona high school which has always been known throughout the state as sending "A" students to the various colleges and universities. in the state, located at Iowa City. In 1922 Dr. Kencfiek, and Dr. E. C. Hartman formed ;i partnership which lasted until l!)2ti when Dr. Hartmnn moved to JiUH'M'ille, Wisconsin. During the time that Drs. Kenefick & Hartman were in partnership Vera Ogren became superintendent ot the hospital and continued as such after the partnership of Kenefick & Crawford ago. was formed about three years Dr. Kenefick has practiced in Kossuth county longer than any other physician. He came here about forty years ago, after his graduation from the University of Iowa, and tlie Rush Medical College in Chicago. After practicing for about seventeen years ho established the Algona hospital which has always stood as a monument to his ethics. Dr. Kenefick served as president of the Iowa State Medical society in 1928 and is one of the best known medical men in Iowa.

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