The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 14, 1960 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 14, 1960
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State Historical Society , Iowa oity, J UM Waller * * * Maybe it would have been Rood psychology for Ike to take his trip to' Japan on the battleship Missouri. * » * ' The inner mysteries of housekeeping will forever remain something of a mystery to the male of the species. Take for example one husband who had heard for many years that if it rained the washing on the line should bo immediately brought into the house. The other day he was home while the wife was away, and sure enough it looked like rain was coming. So he thoughtfully went out and brought in the washing. Then the little woman raised cain because the wash he brought in wasn't dry... and to make mailers worse, it didn't rain after all. * * * Next time ihey can stay on that line, rain or no rain, reportr confidant. Yogi Berra has nothing on some of our little Leaguers. Yogi only plays the outfield and catches ... Bob Farnham, for example, of the local Tigers, both pitches and catches. * * * Strength begins with truth. * • A vacation is a succession of 2's... it consists of 2 weeks which are 2 short. Afterwards you are 2 tired 2 return 2 work, ond 2 broke not 2. (Courtesy Algona Toastmasters Bulletin). * * * Society Dept. — The East Side Ladies Chowder nnd Noisemaking Society bade farewell to the 1959-60 social year with a rash of stimulating activities. At one" meeting Mary Straub gave a style show, to illustrate what is being worn ih Bermuda these days, and Eleanor Geelan enthralled those present with an inimitable -exhibition ol toe dancing, which she has re- ccntly taken up. Finally, the ladies (always interested in matters scientific) explored new horizons and celebrated Mother's Day by observing with keen delight the birth of a' litter of pigs. And we challenge any other organization to make that claim! Election of officers was held at u special meeting. The nominating committee of Dolores Winkcl, Madonna Skogstrom, Ruby Cooper and/ Mona O'Connor proposed two slates of officers: Dolores Winkel against Madonna Skog- strom for President and Ruby Cooper against Mona O'Connor for Secretary-Treasurer. After nominations from the floor, Jean Shey was elected President, Mary Straub, Secretary, and Eleanor Geelan, Treasurer. The'year was officially closed with a luncheon trip to Mason City, where the ladies dined on pork hocks and sauerkraut, and then visited a style show. The ladies, as usual, take great interest in current styles, and the casual observer will note that most of them seem to be favoring the overblouse this season. MAIL BAG: "Is it true that longtime republican George W. Patterson of Burt. onetime state senator from this district on the GOP ticket, voted in the democratic primary recently? If to. did he change his party affiliations, and why? — Curious." This was a good question, and this column contacted Mr Patterson and asked him if the above was true. Mr Patterson .stated that he did change his party affiliation in the recent election, and voted in the democratic primary in Portland township. He added that he had reasons, but at the moment is too busy to sit down and write them out, but he will do so when time permits. • • • Arnie Elbert tells the story of a fellow who walked in and asked for some elephant cartridges. "How many?" asked Arnie, going along with the whole thing. "Oh, about a thousand," replied the customer, "Why so many?" asked Arnie, "Because," replied the customer, "I hate elephants." • • •' . Famous Last Line — (u •potted on • (tamp machine in Vermont by local travel* or)i "If owyt»i»0 obo tails. tJ)e ESTABLISHED 1863 Iowa. clW lht Alton., , under Act of ConfreM of Kirch 9. if». AIGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 1960 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES Plus 8 Page Tabloid VOL. 97 - NO. 24 Lose Four Buildings In Farm Fire Pork Chops, Anyone? Mosl persons wouldn't be overly enthused at the prospects of having a JOO.pound pig as a guest in their home overnight However us iar as the Algona National Guard Unit is concerned, it should happen of tuner. The local unit, under Capt. Warren Nelson, recently was named winner of the 194 Field Artillery Bn. enlistment contest, which began in I'ebruary in connection with National Muster Day The pi" then a little.fellow, was shuttled from unit to unit until the enlistment totals were in. ,, A 'S° na . wo " lAhc P'g- which is shown in its crate above with Sgt. Ueralcl btreit of Algona standing alongside, by having a total of 21 new men enlist during the contest. The animal was kept in the armory overnight Thursday, and is to furnish a meal for all local members in the near future. .(UDM Newsfoto-Engraving) Algona Man To Share In $75,000 Missouri Estate A large wreath of fldwcrs ordered by telegraph for. the graves .of Mr and Mrs. Willard • by "an Al- . Wood at gona man, Robert Wood, adopted son of the deceased, has resulted in a fairytale inheritance. Mr. Wood, as a result of the flower order, will receive one- fifth shire of an estate estimated to be ! worth $75,000. Under Missouri law, the estate will be settled in a year. Wood was adopted by the Willard Woods in 1926 when he was nine years old. He was born in upstate New York and was i ward of the New York Aid Society when the Missouri couple adopted him. He was, raised at Shelbina and went out on hi.' own in 1937. Due to lengthy army service and employment after the war in New Mexico and California, Bob hadn't been back to Missouri since the time he left, untij his foster father died in "1950. He then returned to attend the funeral and continued, to New York state in an attempt to Wm.Capesius, Ex-Algona Man, Dies, Florida Funeral 'services for William Capesius, 82, former resident of Algona, were held Saturday, May 4,. at Des Plaines, 111. Burial was there, also, beside the grave of his wife, who died 11 years ago. Mr Capesius, died May 31 in a hospital at St. Petersburg, Fla. following a six week illness. Born in Aug., 1877 in Springbrook, Mr Capesius was a son of Nicholas and Catherine Capesius. He attended school here, then taught school in the county after graduating from old Algona Normal School. He later attended St. John's Collegeville, Minn., for a .year and Valparaiso (Ind.) University. Mr Capesius then studied law in a Chicago night school and practiced law for 40 years .in Chicago 'pripr to his retirement when his wife died, He had lived at St Petersburg since that time, A niece, Jovce Capesius. Algona, had lived with him for the past four years. Mr and Mrs Capesius had no children. A brother, Frank Capesius, Algona, survives. brothers and three sisters ceded him in death. Six pre. Attending the funeral from this area were Mr and Mrs Fcank Capesius, Dr. and Mrs J. B. Win. kei, Mrs Mary Capesius an<J Mr and Mrs Barney Capesius, Algona, Dr- E. J Capesius, Whittemore, and Evelyn Tornabane, Fort all relatives' of .the de- trace the whereabouts of his real father. His foster 1 mother died .ia,1935. ...,.,.. .... A series of interviews 'irt various New; York cities and towns "prove'S'.worthwhile whefi he discovered liis father, then 89 ye&rs old, was living in a Spanish Wai- Veterans Home upstate. . He spent a week with his father who succumbed two years later Bob and his wife, Phyllis moved to Algona in 1953 and he was employed for a while as body man at Sorcnsen Buick. He has since gone into business for himself in the former J &-L Motors garage building. A couple of days before Memorial Day this year, Bob. through Alwin Huenhold, wired flowers to Missouri. About a week later, Mr Huenhold appeared at Wood's garage with a letter from a law firm at Shelbyville, Mo. inquiring as to the whereabouts of the sender of the flowers. Wood immediately wired the law firm and drove to •Shelbyville June 6 to identify himself. The estate which will now br settled is of a sister of lift foster father, whose husband preceded her in death. The husband left a will which in turn left all property to the wife. The wife died before having a will written, and consequently, her heirs -will share the good fortune. According to Mr Wood, the exact value of the estate, which is mainly farmland near Shelbyville, will be known soon. The law firm which traced Mr Wood had attempted -to do so before on previous Memorial Days, bul had been unsuccessful due to the fact he normally sent the flowers while in southwestern states on vacation and his home address was not known by the florist handling the transaction. The fact that the flowers were sent from Wood's home town, Algona, undoubtedly was responsible for the following chain reaction and true fairytale. Tabloid Section Today An eight page Farm & Home section in^ color comes to UDM subscribers with this issue. This family tabloid is a bonus once each month to readers of this paper. Mediocrity In Pulpit Will Not Do, Says Preul MABSHALLTOWN — Mpderrj living is demanding that Ch'risU ian churches provide exception-' al leadership from the pas.tors, North Iowa Methodists were Ipld here Monday morning as tHey, opened the business session's of their annual meeting. ?.. "Mediocrity in the pulpit and in the parish will no longer suffice," the Rev. Dr. Louis 'H. Preul of Algona told the 600 delegates in the composite report of the eight district superintendents on the past year's work. "Methodism has great preachers and we must speed up. our leadership to provide assistance that will meet the needs of our local congregations." Addressing the ministers, Dr. Preul said: ... "Although we are professionals, we must be servants 1 (and) must meet the challenge of ag» gressive Communism and by example show "the superiority r of the- Christian way of life." , "The church's task is. to bring together the strength of Jesus Christ and the needs of. the world. To accomplish this will call for a deeper sense of commitment and greater self-sacrifice on the part of every Christian clergyman and layman. "Methodism must not do less, but more in strengthening the spiritual foundations of the people of the United States and the parts of the world into which we carry the Gospel." Dr. Preul's report recounted strengthening, of the church" through many of the l6%a Area* programs and activities, but did cite the need for strengthening certain phases of the work. "The church school attendance clearly shows greater emphasis must be made here since the attendance across the conference was about the same as the year before." The report also took up the increasing demands on a pastor's time for activities outside ' hi.s local parish. "Perhaps the time has arrived when we should stress better meetings that would include more areas of programming and not have so many meetings calling the pastors away from their local fields of service." Noting the many building projects in the conference during the past year, Dr. Preul's report also called attention to the conference campaign for capital improvement loan funds which sun passed the $300,000 goal by mor« than $5,000. 100,000th Engine From Universal Presented To A Nebraska School Hospital Aux. Group Elects New Officers St. Ann Auxiliary held election of officers at its annual spring luncheon, May 24, at the Algona Hotel. The following were elected: pres., Mrs Don Prieskorn; 1st vice- pres., Mrs Roland Ostwald; 2nd vice-pres., Mrs Don Ferris; 3rd vice-pres., Mrs Gordon Hall; recording sec., Mrs J. B. Harris; corres. sec., Mrs' A. J. Gotten; treas., Kathleen McEnroe. Nominating committee for 1960 and 1961: Mrs Craig Smith, Mrs George Powers, Mrs Ted Herbst, Mrs Leo Cassel,' Mrs Robert 'Williams; Newsletter — Mrs Joseph Rooney; Ways. & Means — Mrs Joe Bradley; social, Mrs Joseph McFarland, Mrs W. A. Larson; sewing, Mrs Vincent Esser; book cart, Mrs Don Nelson, Mrs R. O. Bjustrom: Directors, Sister Mary Florine, Mrs Craig Smith, Mrs George Powers, Mrs Ted Herbst and Mrs Colleen Barry. An amendment was introduced and passed to extend the term of office to two years for all officers. Resuscitator Saves Baby Mn Arthur E. MuclUr 8r.. rural Lon* Rock. b*li«v«d her three- week-old, Rodney, would not be living today if it had not been for the Ringsted Fire department's new resuscitator. The baby became ill with pneumonia. When he stopped breathing Thursday morning in the office of a Ringsted physician, the baby's father rushed out for the resuscitator. Since then little Rodney has been under oxygen in Holy Family hospital in Estherville. Mrs Mueller said that the baby's color was better. When they left the hospital he was moving around and was more-interested in food. He had retained two ounces takeii by mouth m the afternoon and another two in the evening. .."I've never had a small baby get sick like that before," she said today. The Muellers have five other sons and four daughters. The grandparents are the Louis Muellers, former residents of the r en ton area. The 100,000th reconditioned automobile engine from the Universal Manufacturing Co. of Algona. will be a gift from the local firm to the Nebraska Vocational-Technical School at Milford, Nebraska A group of students from this state school recently visited Algona manufacturing firms, including Universal, and as one of the courses of instruction is in auto mechanics, officials of the local firm decided that the 100,000th engine could find no better home. In the above photo, with the engine, is Walt Lichter at the left, plant superintendent, and M. C (Oscar) Metcalf at the right, president of the firm. The engine is to be formally presented to the Nebraska school this week, and Joseph Armstrong, head of the auto mechanics technology department of the school, is coming to Algona to accept the gift which will be used in classroom work. The engine was painted in gold for the occasion. (UDM foto-engraving). August Busch, 69, Ledyard, Rites Tuesday August Busch, a farmer for many years in the Elmore and Ledyard, la. areas, died at 1:20 a.m. Saturday at a Rochester hospital. Death was attributed to a stroke. Mr Busch, 69, has been hospitalized since May 8 at Blue Earth, Mankato, and Rochester. He was born Sept. 18, 1891 at Hubbard, la. After marriage to the former Frieda Gelhaus, he farmed near Ledyard and Elmore until retiring to the village of Elmore about five years ago. Survivors include five sons and daughters, Merville, Allan, and Mrs Clarence Darnell, all of Elmore, Eldon of Rose Creek, and Mrs Con Dirksen of Ledyard; and 12 grandchildren. Mr Busch was a member of Trinity Lutheran church in Elmore. Funeral services .were held at the'church at Elmore al 2 p.m. today, with burial in the Ledyard cemetery. Pallbearers were liurlan and Ruf us Thompson, Arthur and Lawrence Goeke, DeVere Kiester and Alfred Jones, all of Elmore. Wicks Funeral Home, Elmore, handled arrangements. Pair Of Wrecks; Two Drivers Are Filed On Charges were filed against twc» drivers following a mishap 1 Vi miles east of Algona at 7:45 p.m. Thursday by Patrolman Bill Tordoff who investigated the crash. Gerald A. Etherington, 20, Algona, was charged with failing to signal a turn and Evangeline R. Allers, 33, Mason City, was charged with improper passing. The Mason City driver was passing the Etherington auto at an intersection at the time of the mishap. Both vehicles had been headed east when the Algonan attempted a left turn. Damage to the autos was estimated at $225. Michael L. Bray ton, 16, Algona, esc.aped injury when the pickup truck he was driving skidded qnd rolled into a ditch three-fourths of a mile south of Algona on a county road at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Bray ton was headed north and applied his brakes when a rabbit went across the road ahead of the pickup. The truck rolled into the west ditch. Deputy Sheriff Dort Wpod who investigated the crash estimated damage to the pickup at $213. To Elect New County ISC Officers In Twp. Meetings Community Committees of farmers who assist in the administration of the government's Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation program (ASC) will be elected in Iowa this year at township meetings instead of by mail it was reported this week, by Richard I. Anderson, Chairman of the Kossuth County ASC Committee. He said the elections, which are held annually, will be conducted on Thursday, July 14, at simultaneous meetings in 1,601 Iowa townships including those in Kossuth county. The hour and location of the election meetings in this county will be announced Mrs Jean, 76, Dies; Funeral Here Tuesday Funeral services for Mrs F.. H. (Ellen) Jean, 76, were held this afternoon (Tuesday) at 1 p.m. in McCullough's Funeral Chapel. Rev. Leo Miller of Spencer officiated and burial was in the cemetery at Linn Grove. Mrs Jean died Sunday at St. Ann hospital after being in failing health for two years. She was born Ellen Victoria Swanson in 1884 at Linn Grove to Mr and Mrs Carl Swanson. She was married to F. H. Jean at Mankato, Minn, in September, 1918. The couple made their home on an acreage on the outskirts of Algona on highway 18. Surviving are her husband and two daughters. They are Joanne Jean of Spencer and Mrs Wayne (Delores) Barr of Ringsted. A son preceded her in death in 1929. City Will Get Traffic Award The city of Algona will receive an award from the National S,afc- ty Council during the council meeting at the city hall Wednes-' day night from Frank B. Ulish of the Department of Public Safety. The special recognition award, which has been received here in previous years, is presented due to the fact the city registered no traffic deaths during 1959 and for the city's participation in an accident prevention program. An analysis of the city's traffic program will also be presented. Police Chief Al Boekelman is Al< goha representative soon, the chairman stated. He urged all farmers to watch for the announcement and to make plans to attend. A total of 4,536 farmers — land owners, owner-operators and tenants — are eligible to vote in the community election in Kossuth county. Chairman Anderson emphasized that the return to the original farm program system of holding election meetings will give every farmer the opportunity to participate in the nomination as well as the election of candidates for community committee membership. He said the meetings will also serve to encourage more farmers to take an active, personal interest in the conduct of ASC activities. The mail election system was used in Iowa from 1951 through 1959. Candidates for community committeemen were nominated by appointed ASC township election boards and the names listed on ballots mailed to all eligible voters. 'Besides providing for ''open nominations", the meeting plan of holding elections is more economical, Anderson stated, and has the additional advantage of providing ASC officials an opportunity to present timely program information to farmers. At each township meeting, an ASC community committee of three members and two alternates will be elected for one-year terms beginning on August 1. Newly elected community committee chairmen of each township will meet on July 30 to name the county ASC committee of three members and two alternates who also will hold office for one year beginning August 1. Complete information on eligibility to serve on county and community committees may be obtained at the county ASC office. Potluck Postponed Degree of Honor lodge potluck at Maxine Clegg's home scheduled for June 20 has been postponed to June 27, Only House Is Left On Swea Area Property Swea City — A barn, hog house, walk-in hog feeder and corn crib on a farm owned by August Hcl-> mke, 2M> miles south of Swea City, were destroyed by fire Saturday morning. Cause of the bla/e, which started in the barn, and total damage are not known. Year old hay; straw and small waterers and hog feeders in the barn and a combine in the corn crib were also destroyed by the fire which leveled all buildings but the house on the farm. The hog house was the only building insured. There was no electrical wiring in any of the buildings. The fire was discovered by Mr3 Ed Sathoff, who lives in the house on the place. Having no phone, Mrs Sathoff went to the Junior Helmke home, a fourth- mile south, and the fire department from Swea City was called. Helmke farms the land. The fire is believed to have started in the barn. When fireme'n arrived, the barn was • enveloped in flames and sparks had blown to the corn crib nearby and it was beginning to burn. The wind made the battle against the flames almost impossible, so firemen concentrated their efforts on saving the house. All but the hog house were old buildings, and all of the buildings had been used for storage of, grain or equipment. Burned embers from the fire, which smouldered until late Sunday afternoon, were found on adjacent farms. Helmke, the farm owner, now lives in California. 1 Are Injured When Caught In Farm Machines Swea-Eagle — Michael Reynolds, 14, son of Mr and Mrs W. L. Reynolds, was injured while riding with his father on a tractor and cultivator. Mr Reynolds, was operating the tractor and young Mike was riding on the cultivator. He got his shoe caught in tha power lift of the cultivator and thought he could stop the action, but it was impossible. After extracting himself, ha removed his shoe to find the nail of the large toe. completely torn off. He considers himself very lucky to have suffered no further injury. Bancroft — Donald Arndorfer, living northwest of town, caught his foot in the power take off while at his farm home and badly bruised it. He will have to be off of his foot for some time. He received treatment at Dr. Egan's office. Shorthorn Picnic Iowa Polled Shorthorn picnic will be held at the Claude and Kent Seely farm Sunday, June 19. Bring complete basket dinner for family including dishes and silver for a potluck picnic dinner. Coffee and ice cream will be furnished. Gasoline Fire Algona firemen were called to Buscher Bros. Imp. Co. on North Main street at 8:40 a.m. Friday when a bulb in a trouble light broke and ignited gasoline which had trickled from a gas line on a tractor. Fire extinguishers allowed employees to extinguish the flames before firemen arrived. Workmen were repairing the gas line when the fire began. There was no damage. Winner of Awards M State tod National Nof I Editorial Ati'n Annu«l Bttter Newspaper Conttitt Second Pi«cf Nat'! Kditorial GtntraJ •'*•'~

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