The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 24, 1960 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 24, 1960
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••>« rr -ft* • ll State Histdrloal Soototf Iowa city; ia, By RUM Waller » * *• . Young and enterprising bus- mess men in all sections of Algona can be found with healthy supplies of big luscious, night crawlers . . . this seems to be good weather for them. One such young man is Shorty Odor, who happens to have u good location on highway 169 at Call and Jones streets . . . the other day someone rang the bell and asked about night crawlers . . . and Shorty sold TWELVE DOZEN in one batch. * * * We haven't heard what Virg smith was using for bait up at Lake Kabetogama near the Canadian line, but his name and his successful catch found its way into Puttie's outdoor column in the Register a few days back . . . seems the fishing up north has .been real good. * * * The two "fishermen" who drop- pcd in at Club 169 last week with their calling cards stirred up quite a bit of conversation, and resulted in considerable storage space requirements at the office of Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst' until the matter is eventually settled in district court here. This column got a little curious as to what final disposal is made of such contraband, and Sheriff Lindhorst outlines it this way: "Contrary to what some may think, confiscated beverages of this type are not disposed of by the sheriff and newspaper editors in private. After the case is settled in district court, the judge will sign an order directing disposal of this evidence. Often it is ordered given to hospitals for medicinal purposes." This indicates that the judge, like the sheriff and the, newspaper editor, is also eliminated in the disposal process. * « * Scouts tell us that despite .what you may, pay for regulation baseballs, the big league teams pay only $4 a dozen, and in return give the manufacturers the.priv- ilege of tagging them as "official league baseballs." * * * Many area residents have heard Mrs June Goldman, wife of the Titonka Methodist pastor, speak. Mrs Goldman addressed the closing session of the annual meeting of the Iowa Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Sunday, in Des Moines, and commented that it would seem that Americans are • becoming afraid of being different. She warned that this reluctance to be different may cost the country in lack of leadership. Sort of a Commencement address in a capsule. * * * One young swain, asked how he happened to become engaged so rapidly after only having danced with the girl three times, said he couldn't think of anything else to say. * * * Jack Shelley is still our favorite radio news reporter . . . and especially so after listening to the pitiful efforts of some announcers to handle the English language. * * * If you miss a little society and local news this week, it's because Evelyn Cady and the Thre Musketeers are on their annual junket over along the Mississippi river. * * * George Grim. Commencement speaker at Algona high Thursday evening, has an interesting background. He has been a staff member of the Minneapolis Tribune since 1937, but managed to get in considerable overseas travel, including a visit to Russia while living in Berlin. With summer practically here, nothing cooking as yet on that proposal to beautify the approach to Algona by moving the city dump to some more distant location and establishing a nice, green, grassy park along the river. * * • One local farmer, after reading about the problems facing the incumbent • party with regard to developing a "farm 'plank" for I960, suggests that the old one from 1952 just be dusted off as it hasn't been used in the intervening eight years. If you don't have a Little Leaguer or two around your house, you're missing something. IJje aigona ®pper Be* Jiote ^^^ ^ ^ ^^* ESTABLISHED 1863 M Nov. -r^i— -'*™^ nmtWr •( tllv p/v> iwu II;B m\ /UBOKllBi im, under Act aFcongnu of March 3. l«t. AIGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 24, 1960 2 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES VOL 97 - NO. ^^•j ". — - —, — I , __^_ 1 „ , : T-LT -..-,--.-.,...... Algonan Escapes In Crash Killing 2 • — —. . • . ^^^^^^ One Injured, One Charged After Mishaps Samuel McCleish, Jr., 49, Lone Rock, suffered a facial abrasion and an injury to the back of his neck' Saturday at 11 p.m. when the auto he was driving crashed into a ditch 41/4 miles north of Lone Rock. He was not hospitalized. . Deputy Sheriff Don Wood' wTio investigated estimated damage to the -McCloish auto at $300. McCleish was headed south at the time of the' crash. Ground fog was reported in the area and may have been responsible for the mishap. The auto got too close to the west shoulder of the blacktop road and wont into the? west ditch whore it. overturned, then landed on its wheels. There wore no charges filed against tho driver. A charge of failing to enter a lane safoly was filed against Forrest E.'Willis, Titonka, after his auto and another vehicle driven by Ruth M. Van Allen. Algona, collided near the Milwaukee Road underpass at the north edge of Algona at 3:43 p.m Saturday. The vehicles suffered »105 damages, according to Policeman Ernie Hutchison who investigated. Both autos were headed north one in each lane. They collided ns the Algona auto passed the other in the right lone and both barely missed slamming into a concrete abutment of the underpass. There were no personal injuries reported. AM (miu IPPw ^^^^ PMMHMHiH Thieves Enter Drive-In Stand, Take Cigarettes A thief or thieves broke into the concession stand at the Starlite Drive-In Theater east of Algona sometime after closing Sunday night and stole a quantity of cigarettes. It is not known how many cigarettes were taken, or if anything else is missing from the theater. • Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst investigated the theft Monday morning after Carl Slutter, theater employee, discovered the break-in when he reported for work early Monday morning. Entrance to the building was gamed when a hasp was pried off the east door. It is possible nothing but the cigarettes were stolen, according to Lindhorst. West Bend Youth Hurt In Crash Allen Fehr, 22, of West Bend was seriously injured in a one- car accident near West Bend Friday night. He is the son of Mrs Eli Fehr of West Bend and the late Mr Fehr. The accident took place at 11:15 p.m. about three miles south of West Bend near the Raymond Zinnel farm when the car hit loose gravel, went in the ditch and overturned, throwing Fehr out. He was found by Dennis Miller and Neisha Henely and was taken to a Fort Dodge hospital. Two Runaways Found Here; Are Sent Back Home two 15-year old boys from Otho, near Fort Dodge, Were picked up here Monday by Police Chief Al Boekelman on South Jones street. According to the boys, they had run nway from home and were headed for Minnesota where they hoped to got some sort of employment. There were no charges filed against them here. The boys had camped out all night, then decided to head 'north. Boekclman found them at noon the following day here. ;,The step-father of one of the boys came and picked them up Monday evening. Dr. Clapsaddle And Kirb Smith Honored, Burt Burt — Honored at Monday evening's meeting of the Burt Lion's club were two long 1imc Burt business men, Dr. J. G. Clapsaddle and K. J. Smith. Dr. Clapsaddle has been practicing medicine in Burt for 48 years and he said, "I hope to practice here until the Burl folks can and do find someone to take my place." The fact that he is still very busy, was shown Monday evening, when he was called out of the meeting to care for a patient. K. J. Smith,, has also * been , in business./close ' to.','50'.^earj3. 'V/Hft was 'for'many' years associated wjth his brother, the late C. C. Smith, in department store. Up until his retirement April 1, Kirby was postmaster, a position he held for 18 years. His retirement was compulsory when he reached his 70th birthday anniversary. Lee Pratt paid tribute to Kirby at Monday's meeting while Geo. Patterson paid tribute to Dr Clapsaddle. Russell Patterson spoke a few words honoring both. The main address of the evening was given by Ray McWhorter. i Frank Ryerson reviewed the lives of the two honored with pictures, snap shots or newspaper pictures of them from the times they were tiny babies up to the present. The members 'of the Lion's Club also elected officers Heading the group will be: Dale Lockwood, president; Ray McWhorter, 1st vice president; F. L. Ryerson, 2nd vice president; George Becker, 3rd vice presi-, dent; Harlev Hanson, secretary treasurer; Ken Cook. Lion tamer; Ervin Perdue, tail twister; Rev. Evan Routh and J. L. Miller, directors. The Legion Auxiliary members nreoaring and serving the 6:30 dinner were Mesdames Donald Patterson, Harold Becker. Roger Scott and Roy Clark. Pistol Shoot Four Algona policemen, Chief Al Boekelman, Rich Groen, Pete Jorgenson and Joe McBride, will represent the local police department at the state pistol shoot to be held June 5 in Des Moines, 4,72 Inches Of Rain; Lowlands Badly Flooded Rain, which at the present time isn't needed (it could wait until late June or July), moved back into this area early Tuesday and was expected to continue throughout the day and evening Prior to the latest rainfal,!. which hadn't been measured at press time, this area had received a total of 4.72 inches of rain within the past six days* and flooding of basements jn some area homes and lowlands was general. A total of 1.99 inches was recorded at the official weather station here Saturday, almost half of the total for the week. The day before, 1.5 inches was measured. The Des Moines river shot out of its banks in a hurry as saturated sub-soil refused to take any more rainfall and merely shed it into creeks, 1 dredge ditches and the river. Water threatened buildings in lowlands all around the north, west and south edges of Algona. According to agricultural experts, sub-soil moisture has hit the highest percentage in this area that it. has registered in at least 10 years. The slow thaw this spring and the added moisture recently has slowed down efforts of farmers to get their planting done on time. At latest report, corn planting is behind more than 10 days right now.." Here's the week's highs, lows and rainfall: > ; , H L B May 19 _ 76 57 .89 * May '20 —:*__ (89 . 55 - -'1,4- May 21 _„__ {& 54 1.99 May 22 72 49 .34 May 23 78 50 May 24 — 61 The only change in the rainfall pattern during recent days has been to an every-other-day schedule from the every-day slate several days earlier. 145 To Graduate In Two Schools Algona high school's graduation exercises will be held Thursday evening, May 26, at 8 p.m. m the high school auditorium. George Grim, Minneapolis Tribune columnist, will be the speaker. There are 64 graduates. Graduation at Garrigan high will be Sunday afternoon, May 29, in the school auditorium, with 81 graduates. Msgr. A. J. Breen of. Holy Family parish, Mason City, will be the speaker. Garrigan baccalaureate services will be held Friday, May 27, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Cecelia's church here with Father Leo* Schumacher of St. Joseph's parish, St. Joe, giving the address. Baccalaureate at Algona high was held last Sunday evening. Band Exhibition Algona high school's marching band will be featured during a marching exhibition at the North' Iowa Band Festival at Mason City June 14. The band, under the direction of Russ, Guster, will appear at Roosevelt Field during the evening show. Five Account Cases Filed; Total $6,500 Five account cases were filed in district court this week. Duard Perdue is plaintiff in two actions. Albert C. Saul is defendant in one petition which has the plaintiff seeking $500.19 he claims due him under a trucking agreement between the two men. Saul Grain Co. is defendant in the other action. Perdue is seeking $470.05, also due from a trucking agreement. Elmer Maahs is plaintiff in two cases, also. He seeks $424.76 from Merlin Hansen for merchandise delivered to the latter in one petition, and asks judgment for $4.850.71 for merchandise from Eugene Vaudt in the other. L. H. Decklever is plaintiff and James Dunbar defendant in the other petition. Decklever, according to the petition, seeks $300 for five months rent from the defendant. Liquor Charges Will Be Aired Here Wednesday A preliminary hearing on liquor charges against Mrs Carolyn Steussy, Algona, owner of Club •169 south of Algona, Mrs Doris Nail, Corwith,' and Hazel Moldenhauer, Canada, waitresses at the club, and Fred M. Anderson, Las Vegas, Nev., cook, 'will be held in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. Mrs Steussy was charged as an accessory and for creating a jiuisance by the unlawful sale of Alcoholic Jiquors and similar charges were filed against the employees after two state agents, Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and Police Chief Al Boekelman raided the club, which had operated as a key club for about a month, early Wednesday morning, May 18. The case was continued by Ostwinkle later the same day and Mrs Steussy furnished $500 bond for herself and the other three charged in the matter. In cases heard by Ostwinkle this week, Dale Lockwood, Burt, Harvey Behrends, Cedar Falls. and Lowell Johnson, Estherville, each paid $10 and costs, improper passing; Sam E. Mogler, Whittemore, $8 and costs, truck speeding, and Gary Schneider, West Bend, $13 and costs, same charge; Roger M. Batt, Irvington, $10 and costs, failing to have control of vehicle; David Thomas, Springfield, S. D., excessive load on embargoed road, $10 and costs ($5 suspended); and Neil M. Wubben, Buffalo Center, $5 and costs each, night speeding and illegal muffler. Car, Tractor Hit; One Hurt Howard Finnestad, 30, farmer near Cylinder, was in the Ein- metsburg hospital with a right shoulder fracture, back injuries and cuts and bruises, suffered Tuesday night when an auto sideswiped his tractor. The car, driven by Marlys Frink, 17, Cylinder, caught the tractor's wheel and both vehicles were thrown into opposite ditches. Marlys and her passenger, Phyllis Jacobspn, were unhurt. Name 4 From Here To Boys State Vocational Students Visit Algona Plants Algona played host last Thursday afternoon and Friday to 85 students and faculty members from the Nebraska Vocational- Technical School at Milford, Nebraska. The student-faculty group stopped overnight at the Algona Hotel, and were guests at a dinner and program presented by the Algona Chamber of Commerce and the Algona Industrial Development Corporation. The school is state operated, and turns out graduates skilled in vocational trades, especially electronics, automotive engineering and allied lines. In the u PP. er Ph°to Oscar Metcalf (left), president of Universal Mfg. Co. here, is explaining the rebuilding of automobile motors and parts, with two faculty members also pictured. In the bottom photo, Ken Peirce( right)"and a student from the school are talking over some of the basic operations at the Weiden- hoff Corporation plant here, which Mr Peirce' directs. The group also visited Livingston Tool Co. where Bert Harmes owner, explained the firm's operation. . TI ^ ne bus and seven cars carried .the group. (Photo by Al Missal — UDM engravings). Bill Higglm Four High school junior*, two ••cb from Garrigan and Algona public high, war* MMd ractntly M dttogaUi totiawlnyo Bort Stata at w^^MP Qr^VllVf wrWB , jP9^VQV9f Jw* e-ll, They tf* William Dwight Carman Higgins and Dwight Carman from Garrigan and Bill Sigi- bt» and Jack Vipoqd from the public school, Tha boys will bt> •poworad !»• Rotary,' UOM and club* and tb* Anw Bill SigsbM ican Ltgion pest hare. Boys fiat*, features a wtok of participation in politics and »perts for those in •iitafenc* Mac* than 700 btyt attend. HiffiittU tb*s«« of Mrs Jack Vipond Dorothy Higgins, Carman tho ion of Mr and Mrs Leo 'Carman, Sigsbte the son of M* and Mrs Harlan Sigsbte, and Vitwod tht son of Mr and Mrs Jamas Vipond. (UPM Nawifotof - Win. Kuhn, 29, Pioneer Truck Driver, Lives Twin brothers were killed and an Algona truck driver, William Kulin, Jr., -29. miraculously escaped donth in a head-on car- truck crash a quarter-mile south of Graettinger on highway 17 at 10 p.m. Monday. Killed in the crash were Purl Butson, Esther- villo, and Percy Butson. Hampton, both 69. Wives of the two men, Emolia Butson, 68, Hampton, and Winifred Butson, .67, Estherville, passengers in the back seat of the auto driven by Purl Butson, are in serious condition at an Estherville hospital. Emelia suffered extensive chest injured and cuts and Winifred received numerou^ fractures of the arm and cuts. Kuhn, who leases his truck to the Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Co, here, was headed south and the auto north at the time of the mishap. Kuhn, according to Patrolman Larry Stanislav, Spencer, who investigated, was headed for Algona and the truck had a small amount of seed corn in the box at the time. The Al- gonan had been delivering the corn. Luckily. Kuhn suffered only a sprained left ankle and abrasions on his left foot, despite the fact both vehicles were considered a total loss. The left front wheel of the truck was torn off by the impact and both vehicles wound up in. the east ditch. Point of impact, according to Stanislav, was slightly across the middle line in the west lane of traffic. The truck rolled over and the car remained upright. The patrolman stated he had talked to all survivors and'could not establish any reason for the tragedy. There were no skid marks at the scene. - The Butson brothers and their wives were returning to Estherville after a trip to Tulsa, Okla. Emelia and Winifred Butson were reportedly fighting for their lives in the Estherville hospital Tuesday morning. Land Bank Ass'n To Buy Building The board of directors of the Federal Land Bank Association of Algona have voted to purchase the office building at 110 South Dodge Street in Algona which the association has occupied, for a number of years. It is understood that plans are being developed for some improvement and modernization. The building was 'purchased from W. R. Olson and H. M. Pryor who have owned the building in recent years. The transaction was handled by Joel M. J-lerbst, real estate broker. The Fedora 1 Land Bank Association of Algona has made and serviced farm loans in the Kossuth county area since .1928 and reports a growing volume of new loans in recent years. Directors of tho FLBA are Hugh Black, Algona, president, Leander Menke, Swea City, Douglas Wjldin and Hugh Raney of Algona, and Lawrence Dittmer of Lone Rock. Eugene H. Hutchins .is manager; and Stella Mae Breen is assistant manager. Laurel Erjcson, who resides at Forest City, is field Cleve Barton Passes; Rites Here Thursday G. C. (Cleve) Barton, well- known long-time resident of Algona, died early this morning (Tuesday) in his apartment above Becker's Sporting Goods store. He had been ill for the past year and had been bedfast during recent months. He is survived by his wife and a nephew, Harry Barton, Algona. Mr Barton was employed at the local liquor store for many years, then was employed by his nephew, Harry, here and worked as a salesman for North Iowa Directory Service, Algona, until ill health forced his retirerrient,; Funeral services have tentatively been set for Thursday in the Presbyterian church here. McCullough's Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. News, Advertising Memo, Next Week Next week's Algona Upper Des Moines will be published as usual on Tuesday, May 31, and all regular mail subscribers will receive the paper as usual, not later than Wednesday morning. However because of Memorial Day on Monday, and a holiday, publication may not be compiet. ed until later than usual on Tuesday, with a subsequent de* lay in reaching local newsstands, Algona merchants will fe'atur& "Treasure Hunt Days", Fridaiy and Saturday, June 3 and 4, on<| 4 early advertising copy will be * appreciated. Correspondents are asked to get the bulk of their copy to the, paper by this coming Saturday, with any late news to be phoned in Dick Stewart Honored Dick Stewart, son of th« W, J, Stewarts rt4 Qf Burjt, w§3 009 Q( « * number .of 'ttmnto ,,j»* M«nk*to ' Bute e 0 u$ W fwfafll;* A t ,J : scholastic banquet «e«i$jy ,j - ( _

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