The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 7, 1960 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 7, 1960
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.*•<' State Historloal Iowa oity, J la* By Russ Waller * * * ESTABLISHED 1863 •ntored M second elm nutter *t the pottegte* it Alfottft, Tow*. Nov. 1, im. under Act of ConfrcM of March I, J«7t. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 1960 2 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES VOL. 97 - NO. 23 Near 3,000 County Primary Vote A new ruling oh freight shipments from outside the state into Iowa on the Chicago & North Western railroad is just beginning to make itself felt. The road is refusing to accept 1.CL (or less than carload lot) shipments into Iowa. While it is true that trucks huve tnken much of the smaller freight shipments away from the railroads, this embargo on LCL .shipments is going to hit hard for some lines of business, furniture especially. Many smaller towns around Algona have no other means of receiving rail shipments except over the C. & N.W. In Algona we still have the Milwaukee; not so, most other towns. One merchant in the area discovered what had happened when he received word that he had freight delivered in ' Algona, Eslherville and Sioux City, awaiting pickup. Shipped by rail and originally billed over the North Western, it wound up a long way from its destination, after tran- shipment via other lines. « * * The North Western, which has ceased to operate any passenger trains in Iowa, seems hell bent on a program of eliminating its freight traffic also. But we can remember used to be a railroadl * * * Mr and Mrs Howie Stillman attended the 20th class reunion of the high school class in which Howie was a senior, 20 years ago at Nevada. Which brings to mind one remark of another local citizen who attended a recent class reunion. "We were so bald and fat that none of us- recognized each other;" he commented. ,* * * Our neighbors to the north in Blue Earth are having a picnic. A gasoline price war broke out up there and at last reports high test was down k to 25.9 cents a gallon. * + , * State Fire Marshal Ed Herroh has ordered a islatew^de check on hotel fire protection and prevention. He said 'he believes .the fire in a hotel here was due to cigarette butts being .placed in u wooden disposal basket under the stairway. • • * * * Scouts tell us of an incident at the Okobojis, where one of the lakers was hauling a rubbish cart • to a dump behind his Cadillac. A fellow from Texas happened along and waved down the lowan hauling rubbish. "Do you mind if I take a picture of your car and tart?" he asked. "I want to show them down in Texas what you use Cadillacs for." * * * Just a memo to Wade Sullivan. Algona postmaster, recuperating from illness — glad to see you back in the office! * . * » Wonder what brand of vodka Khruschev is consuming. * * * Where there is an open mind there will always be a frontier. 5 Area Schools In Move To Consolidate / Preliminary groundwork on a proposed reorganization of school districts at WHittemorc, Wesl Bend, Cylinder, Rodman and Mallard into one large district has begun. A steering committee of 15 members has been named and will further discuss reorganization during a meeting at Cylinder high school Monday evening, June 13. Members named to serve on the steering committee to date are C. W. Elberi, Ray Betts and Vic Perkins, Whittemore; John Thompson, Frank Christensen and Francis Flaherty, Rodman; Gene Sweeney, Bob Van WcrJ and Reuben Berkland, Cylinder; and Mrs Keith Horstman, Mrs R. J. Johnson and Ralph Grethan, Mallard. Members .of the committee from West Bend 1 have not . been named. Besides the steering committee, it is probable five sub-committees of from 10 tp 15 members (2 or 3 from each school district) will be selected. There will be Being born an American is wonderful — a man has a right to choose his own government — blonde, brunette or redhead! * * » School may be technically "out", but not so for everyone. For the first time various summer' school courses are being offered in the public school system here, from grades through high school level . . '. and Drake • University offers college-credit courses to residents of the area in three courses, "Teaching of Arithmetic", "Principles of Economics", and "Biology and Man" all spread through the summer months, meeting live days a week, * * * Toastmasters Club,, which vies with the Salesman's Bureau J of the Chamber of Commerce as probably the liveliest of local organizations, held Ladies Night Monday evening at Call State Park, with Don Asa as presiding toastmaster, and Jack Limbaugh, Byron Richardson, Dr. Snyder, Rex Taylor and Charles" Ness (not of the Untouchables) as five min. ute speakers . . , the entire club, by the way, was invited to the wedding, . reception and dance of one of its members, Darrel Ludwig, to Sally Mae Hardkopf. * ' * • If the cost of preparing, printing, and mailing all the junk mail which reaches this office wastebasket in • one week wae translated into cold cash, some- one'could take a nice vacation to Hawaii or some other choice spot. Famous Last Line — (employ*** in the office of U.S. Senator Tom Martin when questioned about the $13,377 salary of Mrs Martin); "W» are not supp«Md I* talk about that)" • ' ' • ' Wisconsin Rites For Ed Cullen On Saturday Funeral services for Ed Cullen, 49, a former Algona business man, and a native of Whittemore, were leld Saturday morning in St. Palr'ickls,Catholic church at Bea- Ver" Dam, Wis. where Mr Cullen passed away suddenly last Thursday. Burial was in trre church cemetery at Beaver Dam. He had been living in Beaver Dam for the past: three years, where he operated a hardware store. Ed was born and reared at Whittemore, and was associated with the Monarch Stove Company with a territory on the west coast for a number of years. After service in World War II he became associated with his brother Pat in ownership of, Cullen's Hardware here. Later he sold his interest to his brother and went to Beaver Dam with his family. Mr Cullen is survived by his wife; two daughters, Sarah and Sheila; his mother, Mrs Bridget Cullen of Whittemore; and eight brothers 4 and sisters, Maurice Cullen of Fort Dodge, the Rev John Cullen of Clare, Mrs Paul Urich of Whittemore, Mrs Joe McTigue of Emmetsburg, Mrs Joe Reiner of Detroit, Mich., Miss Blanid Cullen of Menlo Park, Calif., Pat Cullen of Storm Lake and Joe Cullen of Flanagan, 111. Mr and Mrs Joe Bradley of Algona attended the services. one sub-committee each on school curriculum, area, buildings, transportation and finance. The school reorganization committee, which includes the steering committee and five subcommittees, will then complete r study of a possible reorganized district to serve all five a'lfeas. Preliminary meetings, at which time school reorganization has been outlined, have been held but no definite decisions on reorganization for the five district. 1 have been made. Some of the basic groundwork has been done, but more will .be completed June 13. Most recent meeting was held at Whiltemorc May 31. It was conducted by John Smith. Palo Alto county supt. of schools and a consultant from the state department of public instruction answered questions and outliner 1 a course of procedure for the committees. There are many points to be ironed out before any reorganization can be completed. First of all, the state department insists on full discussion of the proposal among all the 'districts before a plan can be presented. The state department will require a more or less central high school attendance center and recommends a daily attendance of; 600 pupils, kindergarten through twelfth grade, with 200 in high school. It has also been pointed out that proposed school district boundaries as designated on the county plan are not absolute and the county board can be petitioned to change them. An earlier meeting was. held at Whittemore for all residents of Independent Lotts Creek Loveless Gets Largest Single Vote Of Anyone About 1,400 democratic primary votes were cast in Kossuth county. Monday, in Iowa's primary election. In the major primary races on 'he democratic ticket. Edward J. McManus of Keokuk was the heavy choice of county demo-, crats. in the race for the governor's nomination, and John R. Hansen of Manning was the choice for lieutenant governor. In the single primary race in the county. Charles Plathe of the 1st Kossuth supervisor district was an easy winner over John Gisch. The supervisor vote .went as follows: Precinct Plathe Gisch Cresco 15 10 Garfield 48 8 Irvington 36 3 LuVernc 36 6 Riverdale 92 13 Sherman __42 3 Whittemore .._ 103 13 New County Girls 4-H Officers the, .Whittemore School District, township, Whittemore township Fairfield township, and ' Fern Valley township school districts- May 23. At that time a study committee was set up so that re search into reorganization could begin. To date, there is no assurance that the Whittemore, West Bend Cylinder, Rodman and Mallard school districts will be reorganized into one, for it is possible one or more may decide to join some other adjoining district. Algona Host To Mayor's Ass'n Here Friday Algona will be host for the annual Governor's Party of the Northwest Iowa Mayors Ass'n and Northwest Iowa Chamber of Commerce executives, Friday. June 10. The program will be carried out at the Algona Country Club, starting with a recreational morning round of golf. A luncheon will be held at noon for the mtfo, and another for the ladies. On the men's program will be George C. Ahrens, Ed Wixon, and a panel discussion in which Ben Fowler, Kenneth Fairall, Gerald Bogan and E. B. Storey will participate Fowler is the state director .of civil defense. The evening banquet for both men and women will start at 6:30 p.m. with Governor Herschel Loveless as the musical program vided by local talent. speaker. A will be pro Bond Concert -The Algona Municipal Band will present its opening concert of the 1960 season this Thursday, June 9, at 8 p.m. at the new city parking lot, near the inter" section of Call of Moore streets Russell Guster is band director Thirteen numbers, including popular, opera and' march tunes will be presented. The concerts will be presented weekly Five Mishaps In Five Days; TwoCharged Charges were filed against two area drivers following a series of five minor mishaps in the county during the five-day period between May 28 and June 1. Karen F. Wilhelmi, 17, Britt, was charged with driving an auto having faulty brakes and James E. Doocy, 27, Algona, was charged with failing to signal a turn by Patrolman Dick Pedersen who investigated Miss Wilhelmi was driver of an auto which slammed into the front of the Vogel grocery store at Burt May 31. The mishap occurred at 6 p.m. while she attempted to park in front of the store. The brakes failed and she couldn't stop, causing an estimated $600 - $650 damage to the store front and $15 damage to the auto she was driving. A panel truck driven by Doocy and an auto driven by Dean B. Rasmussen, 24, Eagle Grove, collided a half-mile north of Burt on highway 169 a,t 2 p.m. May 28. The Rasmussen auto was passing the other vehicle at the time of the mishap. Damage to the panel was estimated at $100, while $150 damage resulted to the auto. David R. Wood, 17, Milford lost control of his car and crashed into a light pole 'at Swea City June 1 at 9:30 a.m. Damage estimates ran $160 on the car and $30 on the pole. He was headed south at the time. May 29. Rose L. Crawford, 35. Lakota, 'lost control of her car when it hit deep holes in a gravel 372 56 Governor Herschel Loveless, a candidate for the U.S. Senate next fall, led all democrats in the county by polling 1353 votes, three more than Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst who t a 11 i ed 1350. Neither had opposition. The breakdown on votes in the democratic primary in Kossuth county was as follows: United States Senate Herschel C. Loveless, 1353 Governor Edward J. McManus, 811 Harold E. Hughes, 490 Lieutenant Governor ' 'Howard C. Reppert Jr.| 483."'-*" ~ JornY R. Hansen, 785 ; " Secretary of State Kenneth Robinson, 1114 Auditor of State Robert E. Hutte, 1082 Treasurer of Slate Conrad E. Lawlor, 788 Jay C. Beckley, 395 ' Secretary of Agriculture Neel F. Hill, 1126 Attorney General Don Wilson, 579 James C. Dunbar, 618 Congressman Mcrwin Coad, 1326 State Senator John J. Brown, 1149 State Representative Casey Loss, 1328 County Auditor Glenn H. Bullock, U"60 County Treasurer Rosella Voigt, 1313 Clerk of Court Alma Pearson, 1278 Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, 1350 County Recorder Clara Walker, 1321 County Attorney Gordon L. Winkel, 1310 Ben Siehlman, candidate for New county officers of the girls 4-H clubs ar» shown in the above photo. They are, lefl to right, Susan Nitchals, Algona, president; Bonnie Brislow, LuVerne, vice president; Louise Skow, Wesley, secretary-treasurer; and Nancy Chambers, Corwit h, historian. The girls were elected during the annual Rally Day at Swca City Saturday, May 28. Campaigns and demonstrations were held for a 11 county candidates preceding the election. Several award winners were announced during the day-long rally. (Extension Photo—UDM Engraving). Kossuth county 4-H girls elected Susan Nitchals, daughter of Mr and Mrs Lou Nitchals, Algona, and a member of the Union Aletheans club, their president for the coming year during Rally Day at Swea City May 28. An estimated 475 girls, leaders and parents were present at the all-day event. Other officers, named to serve with Susan, are Bonnie Bristow, Irvington Ideals, vice president: Louise: Skow, Wesley Wizards, secretary - treasurer; and Nancy Chambers, Lu Verne Peppy Pals historian. Other candidates for office included Ruth Ann Klein, Riverdale Rustlers, who was named senior in the Girl's Creed Contest; Carmen Larsen. Eagle Ettes, Jean Keith, Plum Creek Elite, Judy Berkland, Fenton Forwards, and Mary Alma O'Brien, Riverdale Rustlers. Good Grooming Contest winners were Ann Smith, Cresco Chums, senior; Carolyn Ley, Lakota Luckics, intermediate; and Maureen O'Brien, U Go I Go, junior. Junior winner in the Creed Contest was Jane Rancy of the Irvington Ideals. Special guests included Dean Barnes, county extension director, Bob Johnson, extension assistant, Dean Dodds, county boys 4-H club president, and Jerry Mark, Iowa Falls, guest speaker, an International Farm Youth Ex- Ann Smith supervisor from the third district, polled 149 votes, and A. M. Kollasch,'5th "district, 112 votes. Neither had primary opposition. Democratic leaders expressed optimism after noting that the primary turnout in their party. even with few contests, generally exceeded slightly in total that of the republican vote. road a mile north and miles east of Bancroft and the car rolled over. She was headed east when the mishap occurred at 8:45 a.m. There wad ho estimate of damage to the auto. ' A day earlier, at 9^45 a.m., a truck driven by Delbert Q. Abbas, 18, Bancroft, ran into a rail road signal § mil* north of Burt Algona Man Is Charged After Minor Mishap An Algona man, Andrew Hansen, 65, was charged with failing to enter a highway safely following a minor two-car mishap here Friday at 5 p.m. The mishap occurred at the intersection of McGregor and Moore streets. The Hansen auto was headed south at the time- It struck an auto driven by Roxie L. Mogler. 19, Whittemore, which headed east. The left front of the Meg* ler vehicle and the right front and rear door panel of the Hansen auto were damaged. There was no estimate of damage. A freak accident at the swim* ming pool resulted in damage to five. bicycles and a bicycle rack at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. A panel truck, owned by Elk Cleaners had been parked by its driver. Richard Perry, on a hill on Thorington street north of the pool. The truck coasted bac,k- ward down the hill while Perry was making a delivery and hit the bicycles and rack. There was no estimate of daniaffe by police* men who investigated. Corwith Driver Moves Car; Fine Doubled Here A Corwith driver, Robert L Huston, paid four fines in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court this week under unusual circumstances. Huston was given a summons for faulty brakes and defective muffler by a highway patrolman. In the case of faulty, brakes, a vehicle is supposed to be towed in for repairs, not driven to the nearest garage. Huston, instead. decided to drive the vehicle and while -enroute from the scene of the first summons, was stopped again by the patrolman and given another. He paid -$5 and costs each on double counts of faulty brakes and defective muffler. Other cases heard by Ostwinkle during the week included: Michael W. Leucrs, Cedar Falls, improper passing, $5; William E. O'Bannon,.' ; Tarkio, ;Mo., no control of vehicle, $10; Duanc Reynolds, Peever, S. D., stop sign, $5; Leo A: Mitchell, Burl, speeding, $7; Norman Buenger, West Bend, speeding, $7; Delmar McFadden, Fort Dodge, ni'grit speeding, $6; Mrs Leroy Ricke, Wesley, permitting unauthorized person to drive, $5; John R. Gilbert. Algona, no valid, registration, $5. and towing another vehicle without proper towing bar, $5; John F. Walk, Indianola, no valid registration, $5; and James E. Doocy, Algona, failing -to signal, $10. Costs were paid in addition to fines. Ruth Ann Klein was was Narrow Escape For Lakota Man Lakota — What might have been a.fatal accident Tuesday afternoon for John Spear narrowly averted. John working in a field sou^h of town driving, a tractor and plow and was backing up when a lever caught the seat of the tractor pushing him agai.nst.the steer. ing wheel . , J! E. Ukena, who had just taken, lun«h out to him, noticed >the trouble ^as. he was, leaving •the field and- went to -his rescue. John has some,-badly bruised legs change student. The Seneca Stars were in charge of registration and the Lone Rock Lively Rockets served as ushers during the day. Ribbons were presented to winners of the contests by Mrs Charles Gutknecht and Mrs Henry Looft and Carilyn Hinckley, outgoing county vice president, recognized 64 volunteer leaders and committee women for their help in 4-H during the past year. The county girls 4-H chorus also presented several numbers during the day under the direction of Mary Hayes of Algona. New officers were installed by the outgoing officers and a picnic supper was enjoyed at the Swea City park. Grace McKim, retiring county 4-H girls president, presided during the afternoon session and Mrs Looft presided at the evening session. Minnesotan New t Corwith - Wesley Superintendent Wesley — The Corwith - Wesley school board has hired William Wblter as superintendent for the 1960-61 school year. He is at present elementary principal at Hoyt Lakes, Minn. He taught 5 l /a years in the Hansell schoo.1 system where he also acted as principal. Mr Wolter took his undergraduate work at Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, and received his master's degree in , education administration, at Iowa University. Mr Wojter with his wife and seven children, ranging from 2 'to JO years,-will-tnove to Cor- July 1. • City Books Are Audited; Minor System Changes Audits of the books of Algona Municipal Utilities and the City of Alfiona have been completed and a report filed by the office of the auditor of the State of Iowa. Books of both city offices were found in good order. The audit report on the Municipal Utilities states that "records arid accounts of utilities fund were found in very good order." The audit covered the year 1959. ending Dec. 31. As of that date, Dec. 31, Municipal Utilities was debt free and had a total of $270,138.39 in securities and $l)9,942.0ti in cash on hand, a total of $340,080.45. The securities are U.S. Savings Bonds. Warrants outstanding at the time were $20,301.tiO. The city audit states "records and accounts maintained provided a complete and accurate accounting of all financial transactions during the period" (Jan. 1 throush Dec. 31, 1959). Minor record-keeping improvements were suggested, and City Clerk Dave Smith stated the system will be revised according to suggestion. The city had warrants outstanding of $9,825.43 and a bonded indebtedness of $406,000 Dec. 31. Of the totalin- debledness, $307,000 was general obligation- bonds and $159,000 was sewer revenue bonds being paid off through sewer rentals. Nicholas Wins County G-O-P Vote Easily Kossuth county republican?! gave a substantial endorsement to Dayton Countryman as a candidate! for the U.S. Senate, and William H. Nicholas as a candidate for governor, in the primary election, Monday. However, indications were that in state totals, neither man appeared to have the sufficient 35'v of the state- vote to insure nomination, and both jobs might thus be determined at the stale? GOP convention next month. Norman Erbe. in Des Moines this morning, was claiming 36% oi' more of the governor vote and if so he might be the automatic nominee. Kossuth county republicans voted as follows on major races United Stales Senate Oliver J. Reeve, 35 Ernest J. Seemann, 02 Ken Stringer, 85 Rollo Bergeson, 184 Dayton Countryman, 546 Jack Miller, 347 Governor Norman A. Erbe, 487 Wm. H. Nicholas, 66(5 Jack Schroeder, 199 Lieutenant Governor W. L. Mooty, 1143 Secretary of State Mclvin Synhorst, 1178 Auditor of State Chet B. Akers, 1110 Treasurer of State M. L. Abrahamson, 839 John H. Cruickshank, 202 Martin A. Lauterbach, 211 Secretary of Agriculture Clyde Spry, 1146 Attorney General Leonard Abels, 334 'Warren" Fletcher," 419 " "." Evan L. Hultman, 422 Congressman Curtis G. Riehm, 1088 State Senator Max M. Soeth, 1045 State Representative . Mrs C. C. Inman, 1092 County Auditor Marc Moore, 1244 County Recorder Milton G. Norton, 1108 County Attorney James H. Andreasen, 1076 In the supervisor districts where no primary contests existed in republican ranks, John Rode polled . 223 votes in the third district,, and Loren J. White 120 in the first. Marc Moore among republicans tallied the largest single vote total. It was interesting to note that in both republican , and democratic primaries, the men from outside of Des Moines seemed to do best at the polls in the county. Many ballots were spoiled. Voters wrote in names of committeemen or women and failed to mark an "X". In other instances, check marks were used instead of the required "X". At Bank Convention Wesley — Mr and Mrs David Kleinpeter returned home Saturday from a week in Denver, where they attended a Banker's Convention and he was lucky winner of a trip to Bermuda for two. Ronnie and Da.nny, sons of Mr and Mrs Robert Baker of Pen-- ver accompanied them home and will spend several weeks with their grandparents, Mr and Mrs L, H. KJ.eJnpeter.-an4 other relatives.- :-••,- Earl Miller Is Injured In Fall Near Mason City Earl Miller, Algona, was seriously injured in a fall while at work Saturday at Thornton when a loose board plunged him ten feet below, and he landed across a beam, breaking two ribs and fracturing others on the side, puncturing a lung and loosening a kidney. He was taken to Mason City and is in Mercy hospital. He Js employed by the Todd and Sargeant construction company and was working on a feed mill. Mr Miller had planned 'to spend the weeeknd at home. Mrs Miller was called at oncu arid spent Sunday with him. To Graduate At U. Of I. Friday About 1300 students, including seven from this area, are slated to receive degrees, during the University of Iowa's spring commencement exercises at 9:30 a,m, this Friday, June JO, Graduates from this vicinity will be Bernard Hoenk, J&, p.. and Mrs Gloria McClure, »,S,N., Algona; Cletus Qwinn, B S,M E Lone Rock.; B.S.M.E., hj& M. A, t B A., Herbert wtJfr«d It*.

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