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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 19, 1960
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X State Iowa Oity, J Ia« Sooitty jSDgpria ISTAIUSHtO IMS entered M second cl«M matter at the postoffloe at Alfona, Tow*. Nov. 1, 1931. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1B79. AtGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 1960 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 97 - NO. 16 5 Hurt; Crash Crushes Boy's Chest By Russ Waller They got to browsing around, Ihc other day, down in 'the garage on the Jim McEnroe residential property on 'East McGregor Street, and turned up a copy of "Roster of Iowa Soldiers, War of the Rebellion", volume 1, 1st to fith Regiments, Iowa Infantry The volume was well preserved, and an unusual, historical souvenir. It now reposes in the bookcase at the Upper DCS Moines, alongside of B. F. Reed's "History of Kossuth County" in two volumes, and a "History of Kossuth, Hancock & Winnebago Counties", published in 1881. • * * On the subject of books, it was just 71 years ago this month that the first library began operation in Algona. It was then termed a "reading room", was open on Saturdays only, and sponsored by the local W.C.T.U. according to Beth Annis, local librarian On May 9th, Extension Directors in the State of Iowa will, as part of a statewide tour, visit in this area. They are slated to stop for an hour or two at the Toreby Farms of Mr and Mrs Torsten Lagerstrom near Burt where they will go over the testing that the Lagerstroms have had in operation for sometime in the interests of improving beef by checking the records of various blood lines, their carcass kill record, etc. over a period of several generations. • • • Parents on the various committees for the "All-Night Prom Party" for juniors and seniors, April 29, have been advised to start now laying in a reserve supply of energy by getting an abundance of pre-party sleep. Past parties have usually found (he juniors and seniors going strong at 4 a.m. but the fathers and mothers were a pretty worn. out bunch. Easttr Sunday morning was somewhat cold and windy, but that failed to stop Rev. G.J.C. Gerike and about 300 members of his congregation who had planned an Easter Sunrise Service at the Drive-In Theatre. The choir had competition from the elements, but the service, was conducted on schedule. When, by the way, are w« going to close and move the present city dump and convert it into a nice, grassy little park along the banks of the bubbling Des Moines River... a beauty to the eye, instead of an eyesore! * » * In one adjacent Kossuth county town, a self-serve laundry was recently entered sometime during the night, pop bottles broken, furniture smashed up. and thrown into the washing units, along with a cat that died from the experience... the vandalism was terrific ...and costly to the owners. • 0 • A local man who has been quite a cigar smoker all his life recently quit. Now he says that it seems as though every time he is in a group he finds himself sitting next to or between a couple of cigar smokers ... but he's holding out! It might not do any of us any harm if we would remember that "pursuit of happiness" was included along with life and liberty in that historic document ... Laugh, darn you! There is • fallow over in Iran who says he is somewhere between, 158 and 188 years old. Has anyone thought to ask him if the first 100 were really the hardest? Charles Nats U th* new manager of the Iowa State Employment office here, coming from Sioux City. His wife and children will move here' Nov. 1. He tells us the office has placed 37 handicapped persons in jobs since Jan. 1. Statistics, by the way, show that the labor turnover of physically handicapped persons Is only 5% compared with 53% for completely able-bodied workers, -' '<>:•? The Mat* Department of 8o» cial Welfare winter booklet con* tained a news item on the "Adopt-A-Family" project for Christ mas, sponsored for the past U years by this newspaper with the cooperation of the county relief office and school nurse. • ' e e * Final Will Invalid, Verdict In Springer Estate Trial A district court jury reached a verdict in the Anna Springer estate trial here Thursday, finding that the instrument (will) filed following her death was not valid. The decision ended one of the lengthiest court cases heard here in many years. The jury also decided Ann Springer, who died in May, 1959,, did not have sufficient mental capacity to make a wil^ Nov. 16, 1957, the time of execution of the instrument, and that she was under the undue influence of Joseph Williams or someone on his behalf at the time of the execution of the will. The probate of the will was resisted by Ida Mundell, Anna Johnson, E. N. Erickson and Clara Jones, cousins of the deceased, Anna Springer. Gross value of the estate involved is approximately $86,500. including a farm and slocks and bonds. An earlier will filed by the deceased named the cousins as beneficiaries of the estate. The will which was found invalid Thursday was filed following Anna Springer's death by Joseph .Williams and named, him beneficiary. The four cousins lodged the protest that resulted in the trial here. It was the only case heard by Judge Joseph Hand during the March term of court here due to the length of time needed to hear testimony from 30 witnesses. Man Bound Over After Ride In Employer's Car An Estherville man, Clarence Prentice, was bound over to district court following a preliminary hearing in Justice C. H. Ost- winklc's court this week on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without consent of the owner. He is now in the county jail. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst arrested Prentice at Whittemore. The information was filed by Clarence Cooke, Algona farmer, who employed Prentice as a farm worker. , Mr 'Cooke reportedly asked Prentice if he would take his auto (Cooke's) to Estherville ; to get some work done on it. Prentice left in the vehicle, but didn't come back. The car was located and the sheriff made the arrest and returned Prentice to Algona. In other cases heard by Ost- winkle, Claire Reut'zel, Burt, paid $15, loud muffler; Robert W. Schneider, West Bend, $25, speeding; Harold R. Illg, Lone Rock, $10, speeding; Willie R. Kruse, Lone Rock, $10, speeding; Duane H. Widdel, Fenton, $5, no registration; and Roger L. Hendrickson, Bancroft, $25 ($10 suspended), failed to have control of Overheated. Dryer Algona's firemen were called to an apartment above the employment office on No. Thorington street here at 9:30 p.m. Monday when a floor began smould- ering under a clothes dryer. There was some smoke, according to Fire Chief Ira Kohl, but no damage to the dryer or flour of the apartment. vehicle. Costs were addition to fines. paid in raattui JLai) fcim LiMiiiOt Charges Filed Against Two After Mishaps Roger L. Hendrickson, 20, Bancroft, was charged with failing to have control of his vehicle after the auto he was driving, a 1960 Pontiac, missed a curve and slammed into a ditch on a county road 2Vz miles cast of Burt at 4:05 a.m. Friday. The driver was not injured, according to Patrolman Bill Tordoff, who investigated the crash and filed charges. The auto was headed west at the time of the crash. The vehicle rolled over in the ditch and the top, all windows and windshield were smashed. Damage to the auto was estimated at $1,000. Policeman Pete Jorgenson charged Robert L. Houston, 17, Corwith, with failing to have his vehicle under control after his auto struck another driven by Algona, at State and Moore streets here at 10:25 p.m. Saturday. The Miner auto was stopped at a red stop light and was hit from behind by the Corwith machine. Funeral For MrsSfoffel Held Monday Funeral services for Mrs Emil Stoffel, 82, well-known Algona woman, were held Monday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Cecelia's Catholic church with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial foiled at Calvary cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Six grandsons, William and James Ulfers, ,James Stoffel, Dean and Donald Grandgenett and Dick Besch, served as pallbearers. Mrs Stoffel died early Wednesday, Apr. 13, at St. Ann hospital here. She suffered a stroke several weeks ago. A daughter of Theodore and Gertrude Manhart Budde, she- was married to Emil Stoffel Sept. 8, 1908 at Dubuque. The Stoffels came to this area 44 years ago and lived from 1929 until 1958 on their farm northeast of Algona. They moved into Algona two years ago. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs Jack Grandgenett and Mrs Edward Long, Algona; and Mrs Ray Besch, Minneapolis; three sons, Roy, Algona; Anthony, Emmetsburg; and Michael, Willmar, Minn.; two sisters, Mrs John Schiltz, Bancroft; and Mrs Gertrude Kramer, Phoenix, Ariz.; and 35 grandchildren. Two children preceded her in death. MrsDehnert, LuVerne, Dies; Funeral Set LuVerne — Mrs Edward IT. Dohnert, 61, well-known resident if LuVerne, died early Easter norning in Hancock Memorial nospital at Britt. She had been hospitalized earlier and had un- Jergone surgery a year ago. She .vas taken to the hospital again Friday afternoon, where she renamed until her death. She had Teen in apparent good health un- lil the first of the year. Her death was due to cancer'. Funeral services for Mrs Del-inert will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Methodist with Rev. Worthie Usher officiating. Burial will be in the Lu- Verne cemetery and the Blake Funeral. Home is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be G. N. Will, Harry Lichty, C. B. Huff, Jess LindeBak, Harold Trauger and August Pergancle. Lita May Parks, daughter of Joseph and Minnie Parks, was born Dec. 13, 1898 at Fredricksburg. She was married Sept. 28, 1920 "at Fredricksburg to Edward H. Dehnert and later moved with her husband to LuVerne in 1928. The Dehnerts have resided there since. Survivors include her husband, ii son, Arlp, Carmichael, Cal.; two daughters, Doris (Mrs John Peters) and Donna (Mrs Garwin Hargrove), Denver Colo.; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Verna Parks, Fredricksburg; and a brother, Walter, Byron, 111. An infant son and her parents preceded her in death. "Singing Legionnaires ", National Vocal Champs, To Appear May 7, Swea City Gary B. Miner, 19, the intersection of McGuireCo.Gets $87,864 Contract The J. T. McGuire Construction Company of Algona was awarded a contract Friday to grade approximately 19 Ms miles of Webster county secondary roads this year. The Webster county board of supervisors approved the contract for the McGuire company whose bid of $87,864.73 was the lowest of four submitted for the contract. McGuire's bid was approximately $31Q under the next lowest bidder. fkctioiui of )3 county roads arc inv*lv*4 in the project. Matilda Putz Dies; Funeral Held At Burt Funeral services for Mrs Matilda Putz, 86, longtime resident of the Burt area, were held Saturday afternoon in St. John's Lutheran church there with Rev. Arthur Schultz officiating. Burial was in the Burt township cemetery. Mrs Putz died Thursday at St. Ann hospital, Algona, following a nine month illness, McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of funeral arrangements. Born Oct. 13, 1874 at Aboca, Wise., she also received her education there. She was married to Herman Putz Jan. 10, 1899 at Burt and Mr and Mrs Putz farmed east of Burt until retirement 20 years ago when they moved to town. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran church. Survivors, besides her husband, include two daughters, Mrs C. J. Ollom, South St. Paul, Minn.; and Mrs Leslie Sorensen, Algona; a son, Ranney, Faribault, Minn.; two brothers, R. A. Bleich, Burt; and William , Bleich, Scarville; nine grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren. Grand Opening Of Remodeled Flour & Feed Grand Opening of the newly remodeled Algona Flour & Feed Co. will take place this coming Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23. Three pages in today's -Algona Upper Des Moines bring complete details of this event, and information from the major manufacturing firms and processors whose products are handled by Algona Flour & Feed. There will be free hot dogs, cheese sandwiches, coffee, door prizes and souvenirs for all who drop in, and everyone is cordially invited by Mitch Taylor, who manages the firm, as well as his dad and brothers, to visit the newly remodeled structure. Algona Flour & Feed is at 205 South Phillips St. "The Singing Legionnaires", winner of five national championships in American Legion competition, will appear in a program at the Swea City high school on Saturday, May 7, at 8 p.m. under the auspices of Fisher Post No. 14 of the American Legion of Swea City. The vocal group is from Sioux Falls, S.D. Admission is one dollar, and tickets can be obtained from Legion members or by writing Richard O'Grecn of Swea City, with checks payable to Fisher Post. Sale will be limited to one thousand tickets. Proceeds from the event will be used by the Swea City Legion to finance the Peewee Baseball League of Swea City. The ensemble has a chorus of 50 voices directed by. Dr. Lee Bright. The group is pictured above. Some of its members have been singing together for 14 years. Dr. Bright is dean of music at Sioux Falls college, and he founded the group in 1946. Del Blanchard Is New Foreman In U-D-M Plant Delbert Blanchard, who was raised at Lone Rock and graduated from Lone Rock high school, is the new foreman of the Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. plant. He is a son of Mr and Mrs Ed Blanchard of Lone Rock. He comes to the Upper Des Moines from the Medford, Wis. Star-News. Prior to that he had been employed by newspapers at Nevada, Spirit Lake, Emmetsburg and' Ames, all in Iowa. He is a graduate of the Midland Linotype School at Charles City, is married and the father of three children. The family is living at Lone Rock. He served in the navy four years after leaving high school, where he played on a top-notch baseball team both in high school and county league competition. Del takes the place of Ferman Christoffers, UDM foreman for the past 8 years who recently accepted a position in the composing room of the Fort Dodge Mes- Hugh Marlow Of Burt Succumbs; Rites Tomorrow Funeral services for Hugh H. Marlow, 72, well-known in the Lone Rock and Burt vicinities, will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. in the Presbyterian church at Lone Rock., Rev. Clifford Nordine will officiate and burial will follow at the Burt cemetery. Mr Marlow, who farmed for many years in the Lone Rock area prior to retirement, died following a heart attack in his home at Burt early Monday morning. He was born on a farm in Burt township Mar. 28, 1888 and was married to Georgia Cameron at Algona May 21. 1907. Mr and Mrs Marlow observed their golden wedding anniversary almost three years ago. They retired from their farm in 1954 and moved to a home in Burt. Survivors include his wife, four sons, Merwin, Harlan, Lyle and William, all of Lone Rock; two daughters, Mrs George Kissner, Lone Rock and Mrs Bernard Leeper, Burt; two brothers, Ben, Redfield, S. D., and Del, Lone Rock; two sisters, Mrs Herman Neit/el.. Burt, and Mrs Harriet Alleis, Spirit Lake; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. One Primary Contest There will be one primary election contest in Kossuth county, June 6. Last Tuesday afternoon John Gisch of Algona filed for the office of supervisor in the first district, on the democratic ticket, against Charles Plathe, incumbent. Other than that no primary contests popped up at the last minute. There are 17 candidates in the field for county office, now, 11 on the democratic ticket and six on the republican ticket. senger. . . Completing the well-balanced composing and printing department personnel of , the Upper Des Moines are George Smith, Jack Purcell and Chester Annstrong. Smith is a capable lino- typo operator and commercial pressman, as is Purcell, and Armstrong is a floorman and newspaper pressman. All are married and maintain homes in Algona. Funeral Held This Morning For Infant Girl The Mass of the Angels was said this morning Tuesday in St. Cecelia's Catholic church for Mary Miller, four month old daughter of Mr and Mrs Andrew Miller of rural Algona. Father Louis Kollasch of Carroll, uncle of the child, officiated and burial was in Calvery cemetery. Hamilton's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The baby was born on Christmas day, 1959, and died Easter Sunday at St. Ann hospital. Surviving are her parents, her grandparents, Mr and Mrs Fred Kollasch of Whittemore; and brothers and sister, Robert, Jerry, Gloria, Beverly, Jean, David, John and Ted. Her paternal grandparents were the late Mr & Mrs Leo J. Miller. Hospitalized Two year old Randall Meehlhause, son of Mr and Mrs Marlin Me,ehlhause, Algona, is at University hospital, Iowa City, undergoing treatment for what is thought to be leukemia. Mr and .Mrs Meehlhause, who also have twp daughters, are with him at Iowa City. L Hansen, 56, Wesley Farmer, Cancer Victim Lawrence Hansen, 56, well- known Wesley farmer, died of cancer of the spine in University hospital, Iowa City, Monday, Apr. 11. Funeral services for Mr Hansen were 'held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Wesley Methodist church. The Osman Funeral Home, Britt, was in charge of arrangements and burial was at Wesley. Mr Hansen, son of Mr and Mrs Nels Hansen, was born and reared on a farm near Wesley. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and he and his wife have lived on a farm northwest of Wesley for many years. He had been ill for the past year. Mrs Hansen is the former Florence Harris. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Russell, lieutenant in the air force, Harlington, Tex.; and Stanley, at home; his mother, Mrs Johanna Hansen, Des Moines; two sisters, Laura (Mrs Orville Moore), Des Moines; and Margie (Mrs Paul Engen), Wesley; a brother, Harold, New York City; and a granddaughter. , Mr Hansen was widely-known us a farmer in this area and was a member of the board of the Methodist church. Morrell Buys 2 Feed Companies Purchase of the Golden Sun Milling Co. of Estherville by John Morrell & Co., and also of Foxbilt Feeds by the same concern, was of considerable interest in this aroa, last week. Golden Sun was established in 1925, and has numerous outlets in this area, as does Foxbilt. Purchase of Golden Sun was a cash deal, and an exchange of stock was made with the Foxbilt Co. of Des Moines. Morrell has plants at Sioux Falls, Estherville and Qttumwa. Marie Oakland Passes Here; Funeral Held Funeral services for Mrs Marie Severina Oakland, 76, well- known, long-time resident were held Saturday afternoon in First Lutheran church. Rev. Edsell Isaacson officiated and burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mrs Oakland died Thursday at her home here. She was born April 28, 1883 in' Norway to Martin and Anna Teigland. She was married to Peter Oakland in 1904 at Randall and the couple came to Algona about 40 years ago. Her husband preceded her in death three years ago. Surviving are a son, Marvin Oakland, Algona; two daughters, Mrs Elmer Hedstrom, Albert Lea, Minn.; 'and Mrs Marjorie Jensen, Fort Dodge; three sisters, Mrs Sophia Griffin, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs Hanna Oakland, Story City; and Mrs Stella Quam, Story City; two brothers, Martin Teigland, Des Moines; and Soren Teig- lancl of Randall; six grandchildren and three great-grandchilden. Pallbearers at the services were Leslie Huff, Ernie George, Richard Teigland, Arden Quam, Art Oakland and Jeffrey Berwick. Robbery Attempt In Cylinder Bank Gets No Funds Palo Alto and Federal authorities are still looking for the persons who broke into the Cylinder :State Bank, last week, but left empty-handed after attempting to open the bunk vault. They gained entry by breaking a window, and later an inside door. They used an electric drill to remove the lock from the bank's vault door, but although the lock came off the vault door would not open. Later it was discovered that the Meier Implement Co. across the street from the bank had also been entered, but it did not seem that much had been taken there. They also knocked out a window at the implement firm. Chest Surgery For One Lakota Youth Injured Albert Becker. 16-year old son of Mr and Mrs Ray Becker, Lakota. is apparently much-fm- provcd following chest surgery performed at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.. Saturday afternoon. Young Becker was one of five Lakota high school sophomore boys injured in a car-truck collision near the outskirts of Buffalo Center at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. His condition prior to surgery Saturday was reported as serious. He suffered a collapsed lung, chest injuries, fractured left Wrist and multiple bruises when the auto he was driving collided with the rear of a wrecker at the west city limits of Buffalo Center. Other boys injured, all passengers in the Becker machine, were: Dean Christ, 15, son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Christ, scalp lacerations. Clare Barrett, IS, son of Mr and Mrs V. A. Barrett. bruises. Paul Geilenfeld, IS, son of Dr. and Mrs Paul Geilenfeld. mouth lacerations. • , Kent Gerzema. IS, son of Mr and Mrs C. C. Gerzema, • bruises. All five boys were rushed to the Buffalo Center hospital after the crash and • Barrett and Gerzema were treated and released. Christ, who was thrown through the windshield of the auto, and Geilenfeld, who was found lying on the pavement, are still hospitalized for treatment, but it is expected they will be released Wednesday. The boys went to Buffalo Center to get several dozen fertilized eggs for a biology experiment and were on their waj back to Lakota when the crash occurred. The eggs were smeared all over two of, the boys. The Becker auto was headed west on highway 9. A wrecker, driven by Robert E. Davis, 30, was also headed west. Davis told authorities he signaled with his turn light and also with his arm as, he began a left turn, then noticed the auto was going to hit the truck, so swerved it toward the right shoulder. The car struck the left rear portion of the wrecker. Becker and his four passengers all stated they saw no signal of any kind from the truck or its driver. A patrolman at the scene stated it was possible a ticket might be written later to one of the drivers involved in the' mishap. The truck was removed from the scene, apparently before equipment could be checked thoroughly to determine if the signal worked or not. The car was totally demolished and extensive damage resulted to the wrecker. An unidentified passenger in the truck also told investigators that signals had been used by the truck driver. For young Becker, it marked another milestone in his injury- ridden life. He has been plagued with serious injuries, including a gun-shot wound in the leg about a year ago, and was a polio vic tim at an early age. High hopes for his complete recovery following Saturday's surgery are held at the present time. At Seminar Mayor C. C. Shierk of Algona was one of five members of the Iowa Civil Defense Administration in atten-dance at an intensive briefing and seminar Apr. 12 a\ Operational Headquarters of tha Office of Civil Defense Mobilization at Battle Creek, Mich. Fo^ lowing sessions on the civil dpi fense setup, the delegation. in» spected facilities at Battle Creek, Radio Station Sold If the Federal Communications Commission approves, sale of radio station KLGA in Algona will be mad* by th* present owners to Harry Snyder «nd Robert W. Behling of Fremont. Neb. The pending transfer of ownership w»t announced §•*. urday. Reported ssle price was $80,000, Th» FCQ action 1* expected to require from three to tight WMkf. The two Nebraska men own station KHU1 at No other details as to. operation tact hay* b Mrs Elaine Hutchins of Alfona hM IMMNI of the station for the Ko«u»h Bro.4«itin« Co Mr Epstein of Davenport, Iowa, in MWcUU*« other partners. '~ ...... ... 1

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