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state Historical Society Iowa OityJ la. •r HUM Waller • * * . On» Algona man oalicvet thai simpler words should be used in giving directions. Visiting n there stood a n white smock. -. — ..~...j, v »rtiv»(lg ||] Mason City a few days ago, he found himself seeking a rest room and headed for the municipal building. He spotted a building directory and followed directions. Reaching the designated toom he opened the door, und man wearing Retracing his steps, he discovered that he had headed for the laBorutory, not lavatory. • ' » * ' ' ' Dal Cloplon hat an appl* tit ting near his tailoring work bench. Asked why, he replied' "Well, if it hadn't been for an apple where would the clothing business be today?" * * • Local auto dtalart agrea after the Auto Show here recently that if handing out of literature any indication, future auto s should be good ... reports BKMhat one car was sold "on the BpoVV during the display. KTAIUSHID 1141 i Nov. 1, at Alfona, under Act of Congreo ot March I. H7t! Algona Woman Graduates 20 Years After Class ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1960 3 SECTIONS - 22 PAGES VOl. 97 - NO. 20 you noticed that big Ha». Standard Qil ad in color in national magazine sections, showing license plates of all the states ....the one for Iowa has license number 55-12989. * • • Word comet from tha State Highway Commission that a contract is to be let this month for paving highway 222 from Bode to highway 44, west of Ottosen at what is called McKnight's Corner. Cost is estimated at $389,000. No specifications as to whether paving is to be asphalt or concrete, but evidently the former. This will provide one of the best race track straightaways in this section of the state as we recall the new road. • • * Wall PrinctM "Mag" it oil on tha honeymoon, all alona with 1 hi' brtdattoom... and 271 gallon. Scouts inform ui that thara it a "new look" at the Smoke Shop. Seems that,the boys got together and conducted a solicitation with which proceeds they bought Bob • Dreyer a nice white shirt and a bow tie to replace his well- known red shirt. Then they also provided a long, black cigar (longer than smoked by Boss Man and more costly, scouts say). It is now being suggested by said patrons that the next campaign will be to purchase a bottle of shoe polish for the Smoke Shop attendants. Congratulations to Paul Smith, publisher of the Rock Rapids Reporter, and newly elected president of the National Editorial Association. It is the highest honor that can come to a weekly newspaper publisher. WHERE DID THE FARMERS PROFITS GO? No. 2 Yellow corn, January delivery, Chicago 1948 — $2.76 bu. 1960 — $1.17 Soy beans, February delivery 1948 — $4.50 bu. 1960 — $2.25 Oats, 38 Ib. T.W. 1948 — $1.35 bu. 1960 — 82c ' • . * * . A patiant rushed into a doctor's office and told him that he was «eeing ghosts perched on the fence posts around his house at night "What can I do," asked the patient. The practical doc pondered.' a moment, then replied, "Sharpen the posts." Any of our fisharnan avar try Big Stone Lake, Minn.? It's on Whtn the seniors at Algona nigh school march down the aisle at commencement, May 20, it may be noticed that one member of the cluss looks a bit more mature than the rest, but there will be no graduate more proud to receive a diploma. She is Mrs Dorothy Arcnd who has a 20 year time lapse between her junior and senior high school years. Mrs Arend was Dorothy Hillyard in the eleventh grade at Corwlth high school in 1940. Then she met and married Edward Arend and settled down to the exacting job of being a farmer's Their sons, Daryl and Bob born and started to wife, were school. As their mother helped them with their homework she often said, "Someday, I'm going back to school myself. Someday, I'll get my diploma!" The boys were graduated from Algona high school, Daryl in .1958, now farming with his dad; Bob, in 1959, now employed at Weidenhoff's here. As the boys finished their schooling, Dorothy's dream came closer to coming true. This year, I960, it's Mamma's turn for a diploma. Some time ago, Dorothy signed up for correspondence high school courses from the University of Nebraska. The local high school cooperated and supervised her examinations. Then she earned four credits by attending the Algona night the correspondence sessions of school. But method is rather slow and DorotHy decided she wanted a real high school experience, so she applied for enrollment as bonafidc, dent. class - attending stu- the South Dakota western Minnesota, border in but a real lake with 24 species of fish. They have a contest going this year with a huge list of grand prizes for those who angle in this 36- mile-long body of water. • • • A political plaiferm has been described as an arrangement of planks constructed for running on, but not for standing on. • • * II |a usually unwise to be • taint in church and a sinner • everywhere else. We can't rumor has i guarantee it that a this, but * man rushed in and asked Bless Rusk for a bottle of vitamins, saying a man had Just been hit by a car. Asked how the vitamins would help, he replied "Because my doctor said they're good for rundown people." , • • • a Superintendent O., B. Laing and Principal Jack Evans, Mrs Arend says, were most encouraging, but since they had never before had a case quite like her's, they had to consult the board of education to see if she could legally be admitted as a student. Nothing was found in the rules against it, a tuition fee was agreed upon and Mrs Arend was enrolled as a senior for the second semester. She's been attending classes in the afternoons only, doing her housework and studying mornings and evenings. The first day of school, Mrs Arend was as nervous as any freshman. She wasn't so much scared of the teachers or the subjects, but she did wonder how the kids would take "an old woman" as a fellow student. She says she needn't have worried for all the youngsters have been "just grand" to her. Some of them were a little incredulous at the fact that Dorothy came back to school just because she wanted to, and a few of them think she must be a little odd if she LIKES to study, but most of them have expressed admiration at her ambition in wanting to get her diploma. One boy during the first day of school was hard to convince that Mrs Arend wasn't a student- teacher observer, or at least some kind of a spy. But after he found 1 out she was really a fellow student said, "Well, my dad didn't quite finish high school, either. I'm going home and tell him about you. Maybe, he'll come back to school and graduate, too!" The courses Dorothy is taking are American literature, for which she needed % credit, economics, and, despite 20 years experience as a housewife, homemaking! The latter she elected particularly because she wanted to add to her knowledge of textiles, but she says she has learned many things from "book homemaking" that she didn't learn from practical experience. Currently, the class is on a unit in child care. Instead of answering some of the questions from the viewpoint of the way she plans to raise children when she gets them, Mrs Arend answers them with the way she did rear her's when they were little. She says she finds she did quite o few things right, after all. And it is .quite generally conceded that she has the best chance of the whole class at becoming the first grandmother. Mrs Arend's school time is entirely taken up with classes, attending only half-day sessions as she does. She doesn't have time for extra-curricular activities, nor is physical education or such things required of her. But she did make costumes for the class play, she attended the junior-senior banquet, had her picture taken for the school annual and was mentioned in the class prophecy and will. Her a .ligh mother, Dorothy Arend extra-curricular activity, Mrs Arend says, was a valuable unofficial course in juvenile psychology gained by observing the kids from the unique viewpoint of both student and mother. When a family has school student for a , hilarious situations are bound to arise. Once when she ran across a problem in a'subject for which she needed help, she asked her son about it. He replied, "Now, you ars the one who is getting the education. It won't help you a bit if I do your homework for you." When Mrs Arend received her first report cards she said to her Home EC teacher, Mrs Charlotte Collier, "Shall I just sign these and hand them back?" Mrs Collier suggested she take them home to her family and have them sign them. The family was a little stern about 'it. One of the sons looked the cards over carefully. "These are pretty good," he said, "but I'm sure you can do better, and next time I shall expect it of you." Dorothy's own words came echoing back through the years, Another time, Dorothy jjut a color rinse in her hair. One of her teachers saw one of her sons at a trap-shoot. "I hear you have a new red-head out at house", the teacher said, son replied, "Yes, we do. then, you know • these school girls and their freak fads. For many years, Mrs Arend has been adult leader for the Irvington Ideals girls' 4-H club. She is finding her recent high school studies most helpful in this work. Sortie of the 4-H girls are studying out of the same American literature book she is, and they have enjoyed conversations about it. And Mrs Arend is making book reports on the works of Mark Twain and enjoying it very much. your The But high Co. Historical Society Names SchobyPres. The first annual mooting of the Kossuth County Historical Society was called to order in the assembly room of the county courthouse here at.2:30 p.m. Sunday by W. C. Dewel, president of the organization. A total of 100 persons, including 18 members of the Society, were present. C. R. Schoby was elected unanimously to the post of president for the ensuing year. Other officers elected were Everest E Hanna, Lone Rock, vice president, and Harry E. Ward, Algona, secretary-treasurer. According to the articles of incorporation, the board of directors of the Society can consist of from five to 25 members. It was suggested that members of the board should be distributed throughout the county and 20 pers'ons were nominated to serve. By vote, all were named to the board. The board members are: Chris Gelhaus, Ledyard, Frank Ryerson, Hurt. Mrs Edith Cotton, Lone Rock, Florence Reynolds. Titonka, Mrs Fred Plumb, Union twp., M. T. McGuire, Riverdale twp., Charles Eggerth, Swea City, Raymond McWhorter, Burt Don Murray, Bancroft, Mrs Lucille Ley, Lakota, Claude Seely. Plum Creek twp., L. E. Linnan, Algona, Mrs Francis O'Brien, Whittemore, Gerald Voigt, Fenton, A. L. Cotton, Lone Rock, Mrs Henry Looft, Seneca twp., Capitola Sample, Algona, Marc Moore, Algona, Beth Annis, Algona, and Mrs Hortense Ferguson, Algona. An office of honorary president was then created following a motion by L. E. Linnan and W C. Dewel was named to the post. The executive committee appointed committees to serve under it, including: membership; books and papers; relics; building; and program. It was announced that there are 40 paid- up members of the organization at the present time. Mr Linnan introduced the guest speaker, William J. Petersen supt. of the Iowa State Historical Society, who was the guest speaker of the day. Pioneer Seed Adding Big New Warehouse Here Mrs Arend doesn't plan to go to college after graduation, nor does she plan to use the knowledge to further a career. She worked toward her diploma simply because she wanted to. But she says she does not consider her education finished Studying for the diploma reawakened her curiosity and sharpened her reading habits. And these will stand her in good stead for the rest of her life. (UDM Polaroid Photo Engraving) Congregational Ground Broken For Expansion Groundbreaking ceremonies for the educational unit addition to the First Congregational church were held Sunday, May 14, following .the Sunday worship service. Rev. James A. Boyd and church officers conducted the formal ceremony, while children of the church school and congregation members watched. The new $100,000 structure will house space for Sunday school and church activities. Berding Construction Co. of Sheffield is general contractor. E. L. Secory of Clear Lake has the plumbing and heating and Pratt Electric of Algona is the electrical wiring contractor. Ottosen Junior High Classes Tour Algona Seventh and eighth graders from the Twin Rivers school at Ottosen visited the Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. Monday while taking a tour of several places of interest in Algona. Stanley Beall is teacher of the group and Mrs Flora Eggerth is principal. Students who made the trip were Gracia Kraabel, Margaret Brodale, Susan Lane, Rita Nielsen, Shirley Wood, Gloria Tofteberg, Kay Sorlien, Ginny Tompkins, Cindy Holland, Rachel Holt, Burton Opheim, Anthony Oppedahl, Orville Hagen, Robert Behnkendorf, Roger Larson, Robert Bjordahl, Linda Hankins, Margaret Bakken. Sara Usher, Roger Thompson, Marlys Larson, Marlys Kinne, Sandra Selvig, Margaret Skow, Marcia Dale, Sharon Nygaard, Karla Erickson, Carla Mathiason, Linda Opheim, George Foertsch, Rodney Gress, Robert Aure, Howard Zeman, Eleanor Movick, Rochelle Tofteberg, Jerry Jenson and Donna Struthers. Two members, James Oppedahl and Beverly Kampen, were out with measles. The Skyline north of Algona, which has been changed several times in recent years, will have still another new look within the next few weeks. A huge storage warehouse is being added on the west end of the Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Co. plant at the present time. The above photo shows the entire Pioneer layout, including the site of the new warehouse, as it now appears from the west. Man- ;ager Herb Hedlund's office can be seen below the arrow at the right. Workmen at the left in the photo are installing forms into which concrete for the foundation will be poured. Rods of reinforcing ste,el can be seen, left and right, along the north and south boundaries of the new building. The plant's most-recently completed warehouse, a 300 foot structure, can be seen in the center of the back ground of the photo. The new warehouse, according to Mr Hedlund, is slated to be 340 feet long and 66 feet wide. Its 22,440 square feet of floor space will be used to store a total of 115,000 bushels of seed corn in the future. A man-made 2,000,000 gallon capacity pond will also be completed northwest of the new warehouse. It will be 18-20 feet deep and is to be used for water supply and in case of fire at Pioneer. Equipment owned by John McGuire, Algona road contractor, is being used to move dirt on the project; H. J. Cowan is contractor and Ready-Mix Concrete and Lumber Co. is furnishing all necessary materials to complete the building. Willard Steffan is assistant manager and Chuck Hardgrove is plant superintendent at Pioneer. (UDM'Newsfoto-Engraving). Fire Strikes 4 County Farms Dr. Taken III Dr. R. K. Richardson,- well- known Algona Osteopath, suffered a light heart attack Saturday at his home and was taken to St. Joseph's Mercy hospital, Fort Podge, for treatment. He expects to be out of ..his office for six weeks. License To Wed One wedding license was issued this week by County Clerk Alma Pearson. It went to Joseph Eisenbacher and Sharon Munden, both of Algona, May 14. Honored After 44 Years As School Teacher ... A teacher who began har career 44 years ago in a rural school in Garfield township, in the southwest corner of Kossuth county, was honored recently at an open house in the West Bend Community School. She is Mrs Grace Crisman, who is retiring from teaching at the end of the present year. Mrs Crisman began teaching 44 years ago in Garfield twp., in 1910. She then taught at Cedar Falls, and other places, until she returned to the West Bend school where she had been on the faculty for the past 18 years. She has been a junior high instructor. Isaacson Photo Wins Top Honors Nels P. Isaacson of Isaacson's Studio, Algona, won the top award at the Professional Photo-: graphers Ass'n of Iowa, meeting in convention in Des Moines this week. He won the Medlar Award for the third time, for the best portrait on exhibit. The portrait was entitled "Grace." Other awards went, to the local studio in several classifications, including a commercial pictorial second place to Keith Haverly of Algona. Bill Fuller of Fort Dodge, son of Mr and Mrs W. J. Fuller of Algona, also won. a number of awards. Special Awards A special awards assembly will be held in the Algona high school auditorium Thursday, May 19, at 11:15 a.m. High school students, with the exception of seniors, will receive awards for all activities at that time, according to Supt. O. B. Laing. Winner of Awards 39 State and National Naf I Editorial Ass'n Annual Better Newspaper Contests Second Place* Nat'l Editorial "General Excellence" Bestenlehner, Spanish War Yet, Succumbs Joseph Bestenlehner, 84, one of the last Spanish American war veterans in the area died Sunday evening at Veterans' Hospital at Des Moines where he had been a patient for two weeks. Funeral services for Mr Best- enlehner will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Cecelia's Catholic church here. Msgr. P. P. Gearen will officiate at the requiem mass and burial will be in Calvary cemetery. The V.F.W. post will conduct military rites. Hamilton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr Bestenlehner was born Sept. 8, 1875 in Austria Hungary and came to Algona with his parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Bes- tenlehner in 1881, and made his home here ever since. He was married to Agnes Gilbride who died in 1925.. In 1939 he was married to Lillie Woods who survives. Mr Bestenlehner was assistant postmaster here for many years, following which he owned and operated a grocery store in partnership with his brother, the late Matt Bestenlehner. Later he was a clerk in the state liquor store here and for the past several years had been retired. He was a charter member of the V.F.W. post here, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a member of St. Cecelia's parish. He had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Surviving besides his wife, are four daughters, Helen Bestenleh- ner, Washington, D. C., Mrs Lewis (Dorothy) Duffy, Whittemore, Mrs Gordon (Ruth) Sigsbee, Algona, and Marita Besten- lehner, Des Moines; three sons, Thomas of Waterloo, John, Phoenix, Ariz, and William, Algona; a sister, Mrs Mary McGlotten, Colorado Springs, Colo., 19 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Senior Classes Presented From 14 Schools Pictures of all 521 seniors from high schools -in ..this, area, including West Bend, Twin Rivers, and Corwith- Wesley, as well as all Kossuth county schools, will be found in this issue of the Upper Des Moines. Presentation of the senior pictures is made by the firms whose names appear beneath or adjacent to the pictures. Extra copies of this Senior Graduation issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines may be had at the Smoke Shop, Council Oak grocery. East End Grocery, Logue's Tavern and Larry's Recreation, or at the Upper Des Moines office. Absentee Voter Ballots Read/ The first votes in Kossuth county's 1960 elections may be cast on May 23. That date marks the beginning of the period in which absentee ballots may be voted at the office of County Auditor Marc Moore. Applications fw- absentee voter ballots are accepted starting today. Absentee ballots may be turned in until the end of the day, June 4. The primary election is to take place Monday, June 6. Titonka Woman Will Speak At B.P.W. Confab Mrs June Goldman of Titonka, well-known as a speaker in this area, will deliver an inspirational talk during the Iowa 1 Business and Professional Women's 40th annual state convention at Des Moines May 20-22. Mrs Goldman's talk will be featured Sun- clay, May 22 . Others from this area who plan to attend the convention include Monica Storr, president of the Algona chapter of B.P.W., ana, several members from the local club. Mrs Ivy Baker Priest, treasurer of the United States, and Chester Lauck, formerly Lum of "Lum and Abner" of radio fame, will also address the convention. Sell Station And Land Here For $34,000 Marvin and Esther Wallburg. Algona, owners and operators of a filling station and cabin camp near the junction of highways 169 and 18 north of Algona, sold the station and a parcel of land south of it to Ernest E. and Clara M. Logue for $34,000 during the week. Mr and Mrs Wallburg retained possession of the cabin camp and will continue to operate them. The warranty deed was entered at the county recorder's office here. \ O.M.V.I, Fine™" Richard R. Sarchet, Algona, entered a guilty plea to a charge ot OMVI jn district court here Monday and was fined $300 Barn Destroyed Sunday Near Lone Rock Four fires, including three in the Bancroft vicinity, kept firemen busy during the weekend. Most serious of the blazes oc- curred'on a farm tenanted by Leo Leininger, five miles south of Lone Rock Sunday afternoon. A medium-size barn was burned to the ground, despite efforts of the Lone Rock fire department to save it. Other buildings in the yard were saved, however. According to reports, the barn, which was quite old, was nearly empty at the time of the fire. There has been no estimate of damage and it is not known if there was insurance on the building and contents. Members of the Leininger family were at home when the blaze was discovered. At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, a brooder house stove at the Gerald White farm near Bancroft caught fire. The Bancroft fire depart-. ment was called, but the blaze was out when firemen arrived. Damage, which was slight, was confined to the brooder stove. Mrs White called the firemen to the scene. An early-morning fire destroyed a double garage, pickup truck, cultivator, weeder, a ton of fertilizer and six bushels of seed corn at the Al Rahe farm east of Bancroft Sunday. Mrs Rahe discovered the blaze when she awoke at 5:10 a.m. The pickup truck was owned by Howard Weydert of Bancroft. It was not known how the blaze got its start and no estimate of damage has been made, The building was in flames when Mrs Rahe discovered the fire and firemen were unable to save it or its contents. • Sparks from a motor at the Murray elevator in Bancroft resulted in another call for the Bancroft firemen May 11. The threatened blaze was quickly put out and damage was slight. Lt, Gov Visits Lt. Qoy. Edward J. McManus was a brief visitor in Algona lost week. He is a candidate for the democratic nomination lor governor, and went from here to Esthervi,He to attend a party rally. , , Judgment Filed W. J. Wastendorf is plaintiff' and Jack T. and Mary defendants, in a judgment fU«4 in district court here this week* Westendorf seeks the petition claims is wb< : due ." 521 Pictures In 1960 Senior Graduation Issue ' 25K J

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