The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 26, 1960 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 26, 1960
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Dept* of Hifi l tory and Moines 19, Iowa By,BUSS'waiter , ' * . * . .* , Algona Boy Scouts are selling the new 50-star U.S. flags as,a . public service.' and fUnd-raisirig project. The city will be covered by 'wards', with the first and Second iwards to be in charge of ,, the Methodist .troop, -Wes* Bart- ,'lettjf; third ..W^ird,* Rotary troop Lyie Rieden|ef'in charge; fourth Ward, K. 'C. troop, with Bill Klesath in charge. Receipts will be issued i purchasers, to assure delivery later when the flags ar rive. If ,they;jm'iss-you, cdll th man in charge for 1 'your ward. If the Milwaukee Road's ap plication to discontinue, use o the pontoon bridge between Mar quette, la. and. Prairie du Chien Wis. is approved, it REALL' means'the end of ,the line through northern Iowa. The .Milwauke points ' out that it crosses th Mississippi river at LaCrosse, 6: miles .UPSTREAM from ,Mar quette and .at, Savanna, 10. miles DOWNSTREAM from, Mar quette. It is-quite: obvious that th railroad has"no intention of run ning trains across northern Iowa and then sending them 62 mile north or 103 miles south,- to cross the river. (The North Iowa lim , is doomed. ' r Our mail bag brings_'a-note from Glenn Naudain, Rock Hill S. C., with a clipping of'the H G. Hamilton farm picture near Bancroft... writes Glenn — '|1 recognized the dandy 1 farm -a once as Red Hamilton's. Red was room mate of mine at Ames !or two'years.".• i ' » * * W, C. Dewel, who at 85 is edi tor emeritus of the Kossuth Advance,, w,as an office visitor Mon' ' tell us that a meeting o; utp 'jCpunty; "Historical annfed'forthe court- Jfflome* 184S Catered u efccdiui elate matter »t O* uoitorfle* « Alifbfti, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1B3& under Act Of Confrtir of M»Mh S, mi. AIGONA, IOWA, TU1SDAY, APRIL 26, I960 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. $7 - NO. 17 , 2 Hurt In County Mishaps Angus Cotton One Of Iowa 26 To Pick G.O.P. Nominee director of thjs s ta ( e Historica Society, {tyill be a guest speaker W. C. was named to head the Koasuth Historical Society, and explains it this way: "About, 1( of us ; were at the meeting, and afterward'Luke Linnan told me I had been elected president, but I never could find it on the minutes of the meeting." Well whether it's on the minutes or not, W. C. heads the group, and the Sunday, afternoon meeting on'May 15 is open to all. • * • Scouts tell us that the sheriffs of Kossuth and Emmet' county got word of an Impending "rumble" between some young fellows from itingsted, Armstrong, Fenton, Lone Rock, and a few other places, and went to the appointed meeting ground, some weeks back.,.the sheriffs did,.a'good job of persuasion/ 1 and therefore did not have to resort to anything stronger than words,.. the "rumble" evaporated. • * * Unofficial returns of census figures in Hancock county, according to the Britt News - Tribune, show a loss of over 1,000 in county population since .the 1950 count. Britt, Garner and Klemme show gains, Goodejl and Kanawha lost, and figures for Corwith, Woden and Crystal Lake had not been compiled. Garner gained 18 percent, Britt 6 percent, in the 10-year period. • * * A mean dog on a farm place in this area is no more. A while back a repair man, cajled to the farm, found the dog growling and biting at him as he went to enter the place. The owner stood by, saying nothing. The repair man returned to town; got a gun, went back to the fa/m and when the dog came at him again, shot it dead. Then he finished his repair job... not a peep from the dog's owner. • ' * . * It pays to ihop at home...a local woman picked out a coat she wished and bought it in a local store The next day a sale developed and the coats were marked down $5... the local purchaser received a refund check in the mail for $5, on her original purchase. » t . » Darre} COOY»>, former UDM newsman, now secretary to the Governor of Montana, is heading' 8 committee making preparations for a nationwide governor's con-' ference to be held in that state in June. ' ~ " Governor Iowa. Republican i activity held the political spotlight the past week. 'Angus Cotton, Lone Hock,, was hamed as a state dele, gate to the national republican convention in Chicago, opening July 25. He is one of 26 delegates named at 'the state presidential convention , held in Des - Moines! 'last week. A \'delegation ' from,, Kossuth county attended. In the selection of national • commitieeman and commit- ' leewomart, the Kossuth delegation did riot side with the majority. It supported and cast all of its 28 votes for Don Pierson ' of Humboldt and Mrs Enid Robinson of Hampton for the positions. Both were defeated. National convention delegates will be^assessed $350 each for expenses • to main- "tain Iowa headquarters in the 'Palmer House Hotel in • Chicago during the convention. • ' . Senator Bourke B. Hinken- looper will head . the Iowa delegation to the national convention.' Stats Senator Jack Schroeder, a candidate for 'the republican nomination for governor, and a republican caravan, is' slated to be in i Kossuth county tomorrow, April 27. A 'dinner is planned for . 6:30 p.m. at the Plantation Ballroom north of Whittemore. ' x ; tester Benson Rites Are Held Here Monday Funeral services' for Lester A. Benson, 68, longtime resident' of this' vicinity, were held Monday n't "McCulrough's Funeral Chapel. Rev. M. H. Brower, Presbyterian pastor, officiated, and burial was at-Riverview cemetery. Mr Benson, who had been ill for .the past three years, suc- qumbed-at St. Ann hospital Saturday morning. , Lester Alexander Benson was z-n Mar. 9, 1892 ,at Galesburg, IlJ,"and came to Ic^wa -$0' years -~-~ ' to his. illness. There are no immediate', relatives in this area. Two sisters survive. • MrsSpecht, Algona, Dies At Moline, HI. Mrs Katherine Specht, well- known Algona lady, died this morning (Tuesday) in a Moline 111. hospital. She had been living with a daughter at Moline. The daughter and a son, Bill, Algona, survive. The McCullough Funeral hapelVwill, return the body to Algona for funeral rites, which have been tentatively set for Friday. Mrs Specht was the wife of a 'ormer Algona mayor, the late Carl Specht. Wedding Licenses Three wedding licenses were iss'ued* by County Clerk Alma Pearson, this week. They went to; •,-:• •"•,..' :. ; .•• :. ..: .Apr. 21 —• . Charles ' Ostwald Whittemore, and Sharon John son, Algona. - • Apr. 22 — Lloyd ' White,-Jr and Joan Holdgoaf er, Fort 'Dodge Apr. 23 —- Cletus Chicpine, Elk Point, S. D., and Marilyn Bor mann, Sioux City. • Burt Hi Senior Awarded $500 Scholarship Evjri — Grace McKim, Bur £ schqol, senior, VwJSt,'one q Heat Wave Ends With One-Third Inch Of Rain A heat wave, featuring an 89- degree reading Friday an.d plenty of humidity, wound up Sunday and Monday when more than one-third of an inch of rain hit he area. The rain, .35 of an nch, fell Monday and tempera- ures dropped within eight deg- ees of freezing Tuesday morn- ng. H 36 54 58 51 43 40 .35 Among the guests •— Herschel Loveless of Fampus Last Lines r-. Any who piychistrUt «»f I Apr. 20 66 Apr. 21 —„„. 84 Apr. 22 ,„ 89 Apr. 23 .,„._. 86 Apr. 24 67 Apr. 25 60 Apr, 26 „„.-•„ — The djp to cooler readings was ppreciated by everyone .in the rea after the unseasonable high eadjngs Apr, 21 through 23. The purt upward by the mercury ave everyone a, taste of what to xpect within the next couple of months. Prom, All Night Party Plans Set Final plans are being completed for the All-Night Prom Party following the Junior-Senior Prom at Algona High, this ' coming Friday evening. After the dance a theatre party will take place starting at 12:30 a.m., followed by a recreation period and dancing at the V.F.W. hall with snacks included. Mr and Mrs George Bftlluff are chairmen, with Mr and MJS Kyi? Keith as cochairmen. ,rm freshman' scholarship c on t e s Spofisored by, the Iowa Federa tion of Women's clubs. The winners were announced Saturday. Each will receive $500 scholarship. The winners were chosen from high school senior applicants ranking in the upper 10 per cen of their classes. Selections were based-upon,re ferences, intellectual curiosity and financial need. Grace is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Wm McKim, rural Burt Operetta Will Be Presented At Garrigan May 15 "The Forest Prince," an. operetta in three acts, will be presented by the mixed chorus of Garrigan high school, Sunday, May'lS, at 8 p.m. in the Garrigan gymnasium. The Russian story is rich in drama, humor and romance. Leading roles wil| bfe played by Mary Jean Hood, soprano and Larry Heinen, tenor, Supporting actors are Terry Johnson, Robert Eisele, Judy Wagner, John Loebach, Allan Elbert, Margene Mertz, Harold Elbert, Sharon Schneider, Maurice Fickbohm, Howard Kohlhaas, Gene Hildman, Richard Kollasch and Ruth ^Vnn Nelson.. Other members of the mixed chorus will form groups of dancers, Cossack men, soldiers, courtiers and ladies of the court. Helen Lickteig and Theresb Bradley are accompanists. The production is under the direction of Sister Mary Ricarda and John Sterba. Finds Hidden Abandoned Well Wesley — What might have been a serious catastrophy at the Rudy Hildman farm home was averted when he noticed] a round hole in the ground near a corn crib. Upon investigation it was discovered that a cow had stepped into the hole which proved to be an old abandoned well 40 feet deep with water up part way. Mr Hildman reports that he filled the well with rocks, sev- Little Mayland Girl Succumbs; Hit By Truck-;; 'Little 3-year old. Sandra,.May land, - daughter of Mr wnfa Mrs Dick Mayland;'rural Elfnqre, bfe- came Kossuth county's thitfd fluto fatality of 1960 when\ sHfe.stt.c- cumbed to injuries received when struck by a pickup truck near her home last Thursday evening. . Sandra suffof-ed, multiple • skull fractures and was, rushed to the Blue lEarth hospital. She died' at 11:30 p.m. the same night while enroute to a hospital at Roch'eS- ter. . , ' •' ",' ;• ,.,.:•..'.' > " The tragedy occurreid," ati 6:15. p;m. less than a mile: south of Elmore on highway 169- when a pickup, driven by Calvin Syveison, Minnea-" polis, struck • Sandra as the • played along the highway with an older brother. , Syvetson was not arrested following the mishap. He told an officer of the highway patrol he saw the little girl and the boy, the former on the east side' of the roaflway and the latter on the west, ,as he'approached; from' the north! •.;..•_ < ' ' '<• The • pickup driver stated he could not turn right or he might have hit the'boy and .couldn't turn left or he, would have struck the- girl. 'Sandra darted.into the path" of the truck and was struck by the left front fender o'f the vehicle.' According 'to reports, Sandra had been warned by a 15-year old sister, Susan, who was' raking the lawn' jiearby, to stay away from * the highway a short time before the accident; Sandra ^ a'net-lierv brother, were Wrecked In Bridge Crash enlly i erdssed" I 'fhe highway'' a: attracted them to the scene.-, Funeral services for Sandra Jane Mayland were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Trinity Lutheran church at Elmore. Rev. A. J. Kitzmann officiated and burial was at Titonka, where the family resided until four years ago. Born Aug. 8, 1956, Sandra was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Dietrich (Dick) Mayland. She moved with her family from IJl- more to the farm south of Elmore last fall. He father is employed by a livestock company at Elmore. Besides her parents, she is survived by eight brothers and sisters, ranging in age from four months to* 15 years. They arq Arthur, Susan, Robert, Michael David, Richard, Mary and Alyson. Her grandmothers Mrs Henry Schmidt, Mason City, and Mrs Frieda Hentze, Moline, 111., also survive. Charles Groat, 24, and Leo Byrne, 23, both from Fort Dodge, were rushed to St. Ann hospital nere when the auto shown above, driven by Groat, slammed into the concrete bridge on highway 18 north of Algona. at 4 a.m. Saturday. ' . It is expected the men, who suffered a variety of injuries, will be transferred from the local hospital ;o a Fort -Dodge hospital this week. The auto bit the northeast entrance to the bridge and inflicted an estimated $300 damage to the structure. The car was a complete wreck and burst into flames following the crash, local firemen extinguished the fire. •..'.' According to Patrolman Charles Bird, who in vestigated, the driver fell asleep just as the vehicle approached the bridge. The oar; narrowly missed plunging past the bridge entrance into the Des Moines river. (UDM Flashfoto Engraving).' '••••-, Last Rites For Laura Fandel Held Saturday Funeral services for Mrs • Geor eral tons of them. Hildmans have sons. three small 15-Dqy Sentence Joseph Smith, Algona, was sentenced to 15 days in the county jail following a hearing on an intoxication charge in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court this week. 33 Register For New Kindergarten Class, LuVerne LuVerne — Recently the an- lual pre school round-up was icld at the LuVerne Community School. In charge of this roundup was B, E. Martin, Superin- :endent of Schools; Mrs Fidellia iCiilsholm, Elementary Supervisor; Miss Joyce Hayden, Counl y 'Public Health Nurse; and Mss Sheila Hansen, Kindergar- en instructor. The kindergarten class for the coming school year will consist of the following children: Curtis Jarber, Linda Barton, William 31umer, Jason Brace, Richard Jristow, Jr., Beverly Calkins, Javid Coyle, Carol Daley, Nickie Sischen, Kevin Fett, Debbie lefty, Roberta Henry, Martin lersbergen, Kathleen Hurlburt, Vicki Jensen, Garnet Johns, Charles Legler, David Lenz, Jane Meyer, Kimberly Nielsen, Shirley Oberhelman, Cassandra Penton, Ronald Pergande, Dennis Plathe, Ricky Ramaeker, Susan Ristau, Bert Schipull, Donald Selby, Sharon Shorey, Rebecca Smith, Terry Thomas, Steven Wickett and Gerald Zeimet. Food Poisoning Bancroft — Kenneth Kemna, son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Kemna, was taken to Holy Family hospital, Estheryille, Wednesday after he became seriously ill of what was thought to be food poison. No one else in the family was ill so it was not determined where he had gotten the poisoning. ,.. ! -. of Kossufh county for'more'-than a half-century, were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Cecelia's Catholic church here. Father Ed Fandel was celebrant, Fr. James Fandel, deacon, and Fr. Cletus Besch, sub-deacon at the solemn requiem high mass. Burial followed at St. Michael's cemetery at Whittemore and the Hamilton Funeral Home, Algona, was in charge of arrangements. Six nephews of the deceased se.rved as pallbearers. Mrs Fandel died suddenly of a heart attack in the Fandel home here Tuesday night, Apr. 19. •Laura Rohman, daughter of Lawrence and Mary Rohmnn, was born Aug. 6, 1891 in Woodford county, 111. and came to Kossuth county in 1907. She was later married to George Fandel at Whittemore Nov. 28, 1912. The Fandels farmed near Whittemore for many years, then moved to Algona in 1957 following retirement from the farm. Mrs Fandel is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs Lawrence Glieden, Britt; Mrs Leo Carman, Algona; and Mrs Joseph Cor.i'ad, Washington, D.C.: a son, George, Rodman; two sisters, Mrs George Kohl, Algona, and Mrs George Elbert, Whiite- more; two brothers, Pete Rohman, Matamore, 111., and Theodore Rohman, Spring Bay, .111.; and 13 grandchildren. A daughter preceded her in death. Algerians Must Keep Dogs Tied May 1 Thru 7 All dogs in Algona have to be tied up ' ing the first week of May. I ; through. 7, inclusive, according to Mayor C. C. Shierk. will dur- the annual Pet' Parade will be held and many prizes, will be awarded to children participating in the event. Veterinarians will 'be on hand and City Clerk Dave Smith will also be present with dog licenses which should be. purchased then. The veterinarians will have rabies shots available for all dogs in the city that need them. Any dog in the city, licensed or unlicensed, will be picked up, by city police between May 1 and May 7 if the animal is not leashed. Mayor's Court Slated To Heat' O.M.V.I. Case An Algona man, Richard R. Sarchet, was arrested on suspicion of O.M.V.I. by local police at 12::05 a.m today (Tuesday) after the car he was driving hit a parked car owned by. Dixon Young, Algona, on State street. A hearing was slated in Mayor C, C. Shierk's court sometime today. Sarchet was headed west in his auto at the time of the mishap. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $100 each by investigating officers. Sarchet was later bound over to district court and bond set at $35Q Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Forgery Stanley E. Harris, 23, Fort Dodge, was taken to Fort Madison Saturday by Sherif" Ralph Lindhorst after Harris entered a quilty plea to a charge of uttering and passing a false; instrument in district court at Emmetsburg. Judge Joseph Hand sentenced Harris to 10 years. Harris admitted cashing a $74.43 check at the Coast-To-Coust store here Mar. 16, written on a blank from a ready-mix company at Fort Dodge, which had been broken into earlier in the year. Check blanks were' stolen at the time. The check was made out to David Harris and signed by Geo. E. Schuster, a fictitious name. A Fort Dodge bank pegged the check as a forgery and notified Lindhorst, who with other authorities from the area traced it to Harris. A lie-detector test at Des Moines indicated Harris was possibly involved in some break-ins besides the forgery. Funeral For E. R. Rising Held Saturday Funeral services- ibr E. - I Men Escape Flames After /1, Car Hits Bridge Two Fort Dodge young men, Charles Groat, 24, and Leo Byrne, 23, luckily escaped death when an auto driven by Groat crashed into a concrete bridge on highway 18 north of Algona at 4 a.m. Saturday. The auto, a 1954. Plymouth 4-door, was demolished and burst into flames immediately after the crash. Despite the,fact they were badly injured and dazed, the men crawled out of the auto before the fire could cause further injuries. v The Algona fire department, city police. Patrolman Charles' Bird, an ambulance, Don Christensen of the state highway department and employees of the Chrome cafe and service station, who heard the crash, rushed to the scene at once. The men wero taken to St. Ann hospital for treatment of their injuries, which included: Groat', fractured right leg and nose, chest injuries and' bruises. . ',.'•• . Byrne, fractured eight leg' and bruises. The front end of'the vehicle, especially the right side, was jammed back by the fqrce of the impact and. the steering post hit Groat in the face. The blood- spattered interior • of -the auto was a shambles. ; The fire, which was controlled immediately, burned the 'dash and scorched the shattered windshield ahdf top of the auto above the windshield. The Groat vehicle was headed „ , west jojy-highway 18 at the time. Kl ' It is, probable that'the driver Honor Court For Girl Scouts Set A Court of Awards and Fly- Up will be held the evening of Friday, May 6, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium for Girl Scouts and Brownies. Mrs John Hopkins will preside at the ceremonies. About 200 members of the Qirl Scouts and Brownies are expected to attend e awards ceremony. Demos To Meet Here Saturday The Kossuth Count democratic presidential convention will be held Saturday, April 30, at 2 p.m. in the Kossuth county courthouse, Don Murray, county chairman, announces. Selection of official delegates to the state presidential convention in Des Moines will take place, and such other business as may properly come before the meeting. held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Methodist church with Rev. NV M. Coughenour officiating. Burial followed . in Riverview cemetery and McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mr Rising died Tuesday night, Apr. 19, at University hospitals, Iowa City, of cancer. He had undergone surgery earlier. A son of John and Jessie Rising, Dick was born at Ludlow [II. He was raised and educated at ^frankfort, Ind. and attended Valparaiso College at Valparaiso, Ind, He graduated with a telegrapher's degree and was em- oloyed at Eagle Grove by . the Northwestern Railroad as station agent and telegrapher for nine years. He got into the grain elevalor business at West Bend in 1914 and moved to Algona in 1924 after managing the elevator at Hobarton. Mr Rising moved his business into the present location on South Phillips street in 1938. He and his son, Vaughn, operated the business. Mr Rising's wife, the former Cora Hoover, whom he wed May 28, 1H08 at Eldora, the son, Vaughn; two daughters, Marion, Canon City, Colo.; and Mrs Gladys Roll, Otlumwa; three grandchildren; two sisters and a brother survive. Ho was preceded in death by an infant son. Richard, and a sister. Dick made his homo here for 41 years and was a longtime member of the local Methodist church and served on the board of trustees at one lime. Pallbearers at the funeral were A. II. Borchardt, William Goering, C. R. Schoby, Harold Roth, Roy Adams and L S. Muckoy. the "crasfir : Bird filed charge's of failing to have control of the vehicle against Groat. The men were returning from a dance at the Surf ballroom at Clear Lake. Groat's car struck the northeast entrance to the large bridge, sheared off a couple of largo signposts which held signs marking the bridge and slanted sideways into the concrete and metal edge of the bridge. Pieces of .concrete, some of them very large, and wood littered the bridge and the river bank' beneath. Glass from the auto's windshield was scattered over the east half of the bridge. Other parts of the auto were strewn around the scene. Only actual witness to tha crash was Dink Ricke, a hitch hiker .from Spencer, who wai standing near the intersection of highway 18 and 169, a quarter- mile west of the crash. Both injured men are students at Fort Dodge Junior College. The same corner of the bridge was rebuilt two years ago after a similar crash. Damage to the bridge was estimated at $300. Divorce Asked A divorce petition was filed in district court here this week. Richard Barclay, plaintiff, charges Rosalie Barclay, defendant, with cruel and inhuman treatment. The Barclays were married Aug. 23, 1958. Sell Real Estate At Whittemore Whittemore — In a deal made Friday, Harold S c h u m a cljer bought the former Cozy Inn from George Maahs. Mr Schumacher will move in the near future from his present building to his new location which will give him more room for his television and electric equipment. They may also move into one of the upper apartments. Also in another deal made Friday the Tri-County Drying plant bought the William Kuhn tavern and cafe. Thir; building is next to the present building. * Snap-On Tools Annual Meeting W. Walter Daniel, president of Weidenhoff Corporation of Algona, was named as vice president, manufacturing, of the Snap- On Tool Corporation, at the annual meeting held April 22 at Kenosha, Wis. Mr Daniel was elected a director as well as vice president. Robert L. Grover was also named as vice president and secretary of Snap-On. Reports on the business year showed a substantial expansion in all departments as well as acquisition of Judson Engineering Corp. in Massachusetts. About 2,550 people are employed or associated with Snap-On and its subsidiaries, the report stated. Garrigan Smoker The annual Garrigan High Booster Club spring smoker and meeting will be hejd Thursday evening, April 28, at 8 p.m. in the Garrigan cafeteria. All members are cordially invited to attend, Gordon Winkel, president Clean-Up Night At Union Slough A "clean-up night" for the park recreation facilities at Union Slough has been set for Thursday, April 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sponsoring organizations are the Chamber of Commerce of Tilonka and Bancroft, the Kiwanis Club of Algona, and the Commercial Club of Lsjkota. Everyone interested is invited to take part. Convention Winds Up Pastors and lay delegates representing 64 churches of the Iowa conference of the Augustana Lutheran church will conclude their four-day convention Wednesday, at Swea. City. The centennial banquet is to be held this evening'(Tuesday). '• '

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