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ues ' ^-Jlv'JtL.^J^jtJ;.'..I.,.....'... w 2 SECTIONS-16 PAGES ' A160NA> IOWA, tUMDAY, JUNE it/ I960 VOL. 97 - NO. 25 To Give Trio Life Saving Awards Arnie Ricklefs, fishing Spirit "Lake, snagged a fish and then his line .fouled(Somewhere along the bottom so he could not haul in the catch. About <t'vit time a couple of young fellows with diving equipment chanced by and sArnie' asked 'them if they would go down dnd free, his lind. They agreed,, but a few minutes .later surfaced With the end of the line, but no fish. "What \ happened?" asked Arnie. "Well",, one replied, "there's . an old car-down there On the bottom and that fish swam ih- s.ide and rolled up the windows.'.' Some army assignments are better than others. Take for instance Army Private Joseph Renger of Swea, City, son : of Art Renger. Joe, has been assigned to a Nike-Hercules missile unit . . '. at Malibu, "Cal., adjacent to the famous beach where all the '-starlets cavort. Bob Reding has a sensible solution ito transportation, .to' and from' his business ... he rides a bike , . . 'says it gives him exercise and an appetite. • » - * * • We can't lei it pass without mention - June 19-26 is Soil and Water Conservation.; Week in Iowa. Where would we be without either one? * Down at LuVerne, rather than allow v a lumber yard to cease operation, the LuVerne Building Company "has yoted' to purchas it from Thompson Yards, Th group, headed .by < Jon Nelson president, and H ( O. Shirk, sec rotary,, has' decided to call 1 'the ya/d the, LuVjerne; Building- Com- If you, like spongecake better than ctfWcakei you're getting older. FIGURES DON'T LIE DEPARTMENT! ~ 1 U.S. Population People oyer 65 Balance working Of scho61 age Balance working Work for Govt. • Balance working In armed forces Balance working In local govt, Balance working Bums Balance working People in asylums and hospitals Balance working In jail Balance working Just you and me! 160,000,'000 . 49,000,000 111,000,000 56,000,000 ' 55,000,000 29,000,000 26,000,000 11,000,000 15,000,000 12,800,000 , 2,200,000 2,000,000 200,000 126,000 ' 74,000 73,098 2 Quick action by Richard J, Von Bank, • Eugene J. (Jiggs) Kollasch 'and' his step-soft, Al* bert Christensen, all of the St. Joe "area, following a near-fatal one-car mishap Dec. 20,' 1959, may result in State Life Saving Awards for all three.- The awards are .the highest hbnor available fromsthe State''of Iowa. , ;;, Frank Ulish of the State Safety Department was here recently investigating possibilities, of the awards; which, if granted, will be'presented to the three county residents by Goy. Herschel Love- less'July 30 at Clear Lake. Von Bank, however, will probably be with the Algona National Guard unit , in training at Camp McCoy, Wise., and. Kollasch > and Christensen have indicated they will not be able to be present to receive the awards in,July. ! The- three are credited ,with saving the life of Floyd E; Plank, 41,- Berkley, Mo., salesman. Plank's auto skidded on icy pavement and plunged upside down through the ice in an ; old river bed eight, miles south of Algona on highway 169 at 9:40 a. m. Sunday, Dec. 20. He Was trapped inside the vehicle until the three St. Joe residents released him. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who investigated the crash, stated at the time "He (Plank) undoubtedly owes his life to his rescuers"." The sheriff also recommended the awards to the men. Von Bank, who was on his way to church at the time, saw the auto,in the river, but thought it was already too late to help anyone inside; When he reached the auto, however, he heard a tapping' noise inside. He had no way to pry the auto open to release anyone trapped, so he went to the Kollasch gas station nearby and ,got, a crow bar. Kollasch and Ghristensen returned to the scene ofLthe near, tragedy .with Von *>=^ ™nH P rt ' ' Warpath; City To Fight Back ' V The increase 'in the mosijtit' population of Algona, which, fej suited 'in an attempted sprdyffil job,- also became responsible Jfoi the purchase of avertable foggiH, machine by the city council."*" 1 ing its meeting at the city Wednesday night. •' , , v;',,' Being portable, the new. iogg>; ing machine will be used to spraj* areas which cannot be reached by the truck-mounted sprayei^ that has been pressed. into ser^ vice many times here during re-f cent years. ' '^ v The council also set Up' a special, meeting for 7:30 p.m. June 22. a^ which" time bids on a new; frbnIJ end loader will be opened. The new loader is needed to replace one which has been used for sev< eral years by the street department. • ... ••-".«•'/••'•' Municipal Utilities and City 01 Algona went together arid'-purchased a Thermo-Fax machine, with the city paying two-thirds; and Utilities one-third of the cost;. City Attorney Russ Buchanan- was instructed by the council .to; draw up an amendment to' a cityj ordinance governing placement of; commercial ground signs. If passed the amendment will allow certain signs, mounted on ground, poles, to be installed nearer, the street than is now possible. • The council okayed a reques Nine Ib Merge fn New District 5 Towns,! Over 3 Inches Rain, Past Week "' «±^^™.l«d .1 njM- low ..jvgs ffl ft /3!irattS.i5 1 £. ta ^ 0 w^* . a total of 312 inches TofranTduring the week, Including a slfgMlyTfter the latest, deluge and many fields in the vicinity were again flooded. A forecast for the next few days includes more rain. • • H June 1.6 —~ -- §1 June 16 .' - ll L 58 55 R .24; 2,53 U imc *v ««-------- __ June 17 ™ June 18 .— °J June 19 ^ 84 June 20 - 65 June 21 44 59 60 ei- sc .26 .06 .03 High'hopes for bumper crops in most, areas of thelcounty remain, according to farmery Howevfer some flooded and washed-out fields will not be re-planted because it's too late in the season. Neighbors Crash; Two Teenagers H Bill Baker, Algona student, toj an ice cream vending in LHV. w.-j,. .7- of rig will WflcCl *JiLj*-AC *J P , , Vinll * used by Baker, complete with bell, ; as 'he vends his wares on city. streets. Group insurance was discussed/ wfth AVnie Ricklefs, local insurance man. The ways and means committee is studying the.propo- sal further and will report_its findings to the. council lateivTh£ council also granted a class C bee? permit to Bill's Jack Sprat, Jiggs Kollasch Indian Day has been set for July 26-27 at Titonka, with committee chairman named as follows: Floats, George Helmers; Parade, Holland Fox; Advertising, Phil Jaren; Plank, Herbert • Klasse; Sound, Glen Miller and Alvin Honken; Talent,, Louis Bartlett and Art Boyken. .*'*,».' Another Titonkan, Elmer Peterson, battered 127 of 150 targets Sunday to win the over-all title at the Palmer Conservation Club trepshoot, Eugene Jdndl of Titonka won the handicap and total' 100 Peterson. events, one behind W» nete where more leans are coming, to feel that , war is inevitable as a result of the summit and now Japan, according to a Gallup Poll survey. Wo hope they are in error; anytime we come to feel that war is inevitable and that there is no hope for peace or no way to achieve it, then it could very well be inevitable. * ' « * - ' Next Saturday evening the remaining three veterans from this area of another war will be honored at the VPW hail here, They are Hp-ward Schoonover of Eagle Grove, commander, Mr. Storey of EstheryiUe and Mr. Foster of Spencer, only sur, vivo'rs in the area of the Spanish, American War. The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by a brie* program. The public »s invited, The local TFW ppst MftHy sponsors the event, Joe Besten- lehner, the last Spanish vet m_ Of 4 Passes; Funeral Held Funeral 'services for Mrs Arnold Lallier, 31, Wesley, were held Friday at.9:30 a.m. in St, Cecelia's Catholic church, Algona. Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiated and burial was in the St.. Benedict Cathoh'c cemetery, . Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Wilfred Becker, Roman and Orville Thill, Francis Froehlich, Robert Eischen and Louis Ferstl, Mrs Lallier succumbed to Leukemia at St. Ann hospital June 14. She had been ill with the disease since February. Jean Holdren was bom Oct. 11 1928 at Algona and she was married to Arnold Lallier Sept. 14 1948 at St, Benedict. The Lai liers farmed near Algona before moving to a farm in the Wesley area. Besides her husband, survivor include three daughters, Rather ine, Jolene and Janet; a son James; three sisters, Donnaj Marcella~ and Priscilla;. and brother, Vernon. :ope'n'one'of the car's 'doors so could get out. „/ two inches of trapped air allowed Plank to remain alive, until,he was released. He suffered from exposure, which would have been fatal,in another' 10 minutes, according to medical authorities. ' . ' • Von Bank, 24, is a son of Mr and Mrs John Von 'Bank, • who farm north of St. Joe. Pat is single and a'Pfc. in. the National Guard. He served six months 'in ihe army for the past 3% years and has been employed at Jack's O. K. Tire Service, Algona. He was born and raised n the St. Joe vicinity. Mr Kollasch, son of Mr and Ars Peter Kollasch, was born nd raised at Whittemore. He Has five sons and three daugh- ers, including his step-son, Allert' Christensen, and has been A head-on, two-car crash on. highway 18, between Britt and 'Wesley at 8' p.m. Wednesday, June 15, resulted in senousf injuries for two. area young people and minor injuries for another. 'Drivers of the autos were Marvin Broefeder, 19, and Don Moore, 20 who .-live within 2% miles of. >.each other, • northwest of Algona. , " .Injured were: Broesder (j Chest injuries and broken ribs. Janet Hinders, ,16, Woden, fractured pelvis. Moore, broken nose, facial lacerations. ^ All three of the injured were .', -••'•-•'^ an cock, Memorial Rabies Feared; BurtGir],3, Must Take Shots ' Burl — Little Brenda Holding, 3 year-old daughter of Mr and Mrs Larry'Holding, began the unpleasant task of taking a series of 14 rabies shots Friday. ' Brenda was bitten on the leg by (she claims) "a brown bunny rabbit" while at play earlier in the week* _ She was alonq at the time and no one is suie of what bit her, however the. teeth Mary Dudek, 95 Succumbs Here; Funeral Held Funeral services for Mrs Mary Dudeck, 95, were held Monday morning at McCullough's Funeral Chapel. Rev...Ja,mes Bpyd of the Congregational >church officiated. Services .were also held'. Monday at 3 p.m. in the Congregational church at Belle-'Plame \vhere Mrs. Dudek livid;: for 50:- yeaW, Rev IDphald .Ybunglass IC1V ^** »A*WliV.* •"•*-•-! .--T — Derating the gas station and 'rocery store north of St. Joe at the West Bend intersection) w,u.ov—.., -., equated rom Garrigan high school, Algona, this spring. He is helping at the station this summer and might attend college this fall Daredevils Are Slated Sunday Flying thrills aplenty are on tap for all persons who attend the big Air Show at the Algona municipal airport this Sunday, June 26. The gates open at 10 and the thrills begin at a.m. Funeral Held Here Saturday Funeral services for Oscar Hentges, 54, life-long resident of this area, were held Saturday morning at St. Cecelia's Catholic church. Msgr. P. P. Gearen- officiated at the requiem high mass, and burial was in Calvary cenv etery. Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr Hentges died Thursday at St. Ann hospital where he had been a patient for three days. He had been in failing health for several months. , He was born Dec. 10, 1905 at Ottosen to Matt and Katherme Juchem Hentges. He was married to Mary Ellen -Everhard, Aug. 1A 1930 at Ledyard. He worked as a armer and tiler. The family home is at 1421 E. Spruce street here Mr Hentges is survived by his wife; a son, Mervin of Algona two daughters, Mrs Richard (Shir- Sr) Rirfgsdorf and Mrs Mere Ruth) Bilyeu, .both of Algona, three sisters, Mrs Raymond (Mildred) Riedel, Grand Meadow, Minn.JMrs Harry (Susan) Launt- s'on Commarillo, Calif, and Mis Alex (Irene) Burghart, Plainsville, Kansas; four brothers, Clai- enceof Whittemore, Raymond Ian Gabriel, Calif., Matt, Jr. Rock Mand 111 and Dommeck of Al- gonaf'and eight grandchildren. e _ '.. * -L AU,, ,,rt™*if->oc VJ&r U.II1. «4lVl "* w »••----- --« 2:30 p.m. when the Sky King pilots take to the air, The Kossuth County Flying Club and Wayne Johnson, airport manager, are sponsoring the event. It will be posjble to ac- comodate, several thousand spectators and roads surrounding the airport will be patrolled by ing day and the other two are still- hospitalized for treatment of their injuries. Broesder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Broesder, who live in the Good Hope vicinity, who had Miss Hinders as a passenger in his auto, was headed west and Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Elmore, rural Algona, was headed east at the time of the crash. The mishap occurred three- fourths of a mile west of the intersection of the Woden blacktop and highway 18. According to reports, Moore was on his way to.a reserve meeting at Garner and Broesder and Miss Hinders were on their way to Algona at the time. According to Patrolman Elmer Angle, Garner, who investigated, the Moore vehicle slanted to the wrong side of the road and back and the two vehicles collided head-on as the other car tried to avoid a collision. The patrol- mari stated Monday that charges resulting from -the mishap are pending. Both of the cars were demolished by the impact and re- maind on the highway after the wreck, None of the persons injured were thrown out of the autos. sick, none was found, ,so she must have the rabie* Shots, Pallbearers at the services were M»ce James and, Lawrence Heiderscheidt, Donald Meyer, Judd St. John and John Elbeit. — Cattle Feeders Day About 20 Kossuth County cattlemen are expected to attend the 42nd annual Cattle Feeders 'hey" Day at Iowa State Um- Algona, passed ago _ away a short Free Crippled Children Clink At Mason City A clinic, sponsored, ,-hr.J** State Services for Crippled Children, will be held next Wednesday, June 29, at Mason Pity. The clinic, which will prpyide diagnostic and eratoa*""* services for crippled youngsters,, will serve 11 area counties, including "peirsons under 31'jreiM ,9l 8 ?e may obtain the tree services of the cHnic if they are referred to it by their phys.ici9A-;or dentist. Pirector of the .field clime is Dr. John MacQueen, professor Q| pediatrics &W» §Wf verlity of Jowa's college ot Bancroft Woman To Lead 5 Weeks Tour In Europe Ywfc : Vi<* K^M «*«»«. 8«P»' 3- and up will y«it Ireland, ^England, in Eas| Berlin), ALGONAN INJURED NEAR SEXTON An Algona man, John Levy, 35, suffered a back injury in a •ar-pickup truck mishap a mile east of Sexton on highway 18 dt 10:15 a.m. Thursday. He was reated by a local doctor and released. A pickup truck driven by ^evy was headed west and an auto driven by Daniel P. Leahy, "49 Chicago, was headed east at the time of the mishap, which occurred at the intersection of highway 18 and the Milwaukee tracks, scene of many accidents during recent years. According to Patrolman Bill Tordoff who investigated the crash and estimated damage to the vehicles at $1500, the Chicago driver failed to make the curve at the crossing and slid into the side of the other machine. Leahy was charged with failing to have control ot his vehicle. Autos driven by John F. Helmer, 46, South Bend, Ind., and Morris G. Parsons, 83, Algona, collided on North Jones street at 7:45 a.m. Monday. There were no charges filed by Policeman Eppp Bulten who investigated. %oth cars were headed south when the mishap occurred. The Large Justice Court Fines On Liquor Charges Two Bancroft men, Marvin Becker and Dennis McCleish, paid large fines in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court this week following preliminary hearings on charges of consuming alcoholic liquors in a public place. Becker was fined $100 and costs and McCleish paid $50 and costs following their arrests by highway patrolmen at the Plantation Ballroom, Whittemore. Two Thompson men also appeared in Ostwinkle's court. Leonard Sandell was fined $100 and costs following hearing of a reckless driving charge and James Storvick was fined $25 and costs on an intoxication count. John Byrne, Algona, paid $25 and costs, overload on registration, and was bound over to district court following preliminary an axle, overload Doocy, Bancroft, was Mrs IJudek died .Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs Clara Zender, • here, She had been .in failing health -for the past two years. She had lived in-Algona for the past 14 years;. She was, born Nov. 8, 1864,in Tama county to John and Francer Drahas • Dudek. 'Her -husband Joseph Dudek', died in ,1917. -She was a longtime member of .the Congregational church at Belle Plaine. . '..'.. , . Surviving are two daughters Mrs Clara Zender and Mr. Frances' Grantham, both of Al gona, a grandson and two great grandchildren. hearing charge. Donald fined $25, speeding; Lament Junkermeier, Lakota, $20, truck overload; Ellis Jungberg, Armstrong, $11, speeding; Patricia Priebe, Algona, $10, speeding; Donald Orres, Fort Dodge, $10, no control of vehicle; Daniel Leahy, Chicago, $10, failed to have vehicle under control; Herbert Moon, Woodstock, $10, no tariff in truck; Marvin McCullough, West Bend, $5, stop sign; Russell Gross, Mason, City, 85, stop sign; Serle Mitchell, Armstrong, $5, failing to display re- istration; and Lucinano Ramos, Elmore, $10 ($5 suspended), no gistration; and Luciano Ramos, during the week. Indiana auto was as it began passing the a, left turn Burt Youth Is Crushed When Brakes Falter Hurt — Jay Davis, 19, son of Mr and Mrs Charles Dayis, is in Cedar Valley hospital at Charles City as a result of an injury sustained on a construction job near there June 10. Young Davis was preparing to hook a chain to the front bumper of a stalled truck to be pulled by another loaded truck being backed into position. The brakes on the tow truck failed, Davis jumped but not soon enough, resulting in ,is being pinned between the two rucks. He .suffered a broken high bone in his left leg. Davis underwent surgery bat- urday in which -a long peg was used to draw the bone together. He will be confined to his home forborne time following his release from the hospital. Suffers Stroke Bancroft - William Doocy who suffered a stroke at his home Saturday morning is in very serious condition at St. Ann hospital. His sister Mrs Geo. Robmson and Ridiculous Days Annual "Ridiculous Days" have been set for Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16, it is announced. Phil Diamond is general chairman of the event this year. Friday, July 15, is to be the "dress up" day, ar:d some new features have been added to be announced later. At Summer School Bonnie Lou Black of Algona and June Olson of Bode, are two area students attending the firsj session of summer school at Luther College, Decorah, which sister ivus ucvj. »vu~...— -husband, Fairmont, and Mr and es Under Proposal The steering committee of a proposed reorganized .school district which would encompass 9 present school districts in western Kossuth county.and eastern Palo Alto county, mmed John W. Thompson of Rodman chairman of future meetings .during a meeting at Cylinder high school May 13. < , ;,-. .., •, '. . : Other officers named were Eugene Sweeney, Cylinder, vice chairman, and Frank Christiansen, Rodman, secretary. , The next meeting of the group will be held at Rodman July 15. Various proposals; dealing with reorganization, will be discussed at that time, Whillembre& West Bend Such a new district would have a single tax base extending over an area of more than 300 square miles and including five towns, Rodman, West Bend, Whitte- ' more, Cylinder and Mallard, all of which have high schools at he present time, and four inde- . pendent rural districts, Fern Valley, Fairfield, Whittemor«. ownship and Lotts • Creek. , At the meeting • June 13, •th« committee decided proposals relative to reorganization would be. received from the floor and that any 'subsequent proposals which any,:of the nine -districts might wish to submit could be presented toi the*committee in charge.' u lf • possible," each district will 1 '' idles I'.'pn'/ a,rea an< * toMibnr&jprogram' ££4. ' .curt^WanFPbl«aiWt"- ftfciHtfes, transportation . and finance before the'JuIy.l5,meetfng. A motion,' made by Vic Perkins of Whittemore,' calling for merger of-the districts into one distript, carried. Besides the 15-member steering committee; five sub-committees will serve and complete various studies 'needed before reorganization can become a reality. Would Meet State Rule The State Department of Education requires a more-or- less centrally-located high school in a reorganized district. Daily attendance of 600 pupils, kindergarten through twelfth grade and a high school attendance ot 200 are also recommended. Several previous meetings had been held, but the proposal seems nearer to a reality now than before the meeting at Cylinder. It had been mentioned earlier that one or more of thd districts involved may have gone into a reorganization with a different district, but it seems now that the nine districts will remain intact. All problems concerning reorganization must be worked out before a vote on the proposal can be announced. Present at the June 13 meeting were Joe Kay, Cylinder; Rueben Berkland, Cylinder; Eugene Sweeney, Cylinder; R. D. Gustaf- sun, Superintendent, Cylinder; Mrs Margaret Johnson, Mallard; Mrs Alice Madden, Mallard (Havelock); Ralph Grethen, Mallard' Roy E. Reeves, Supenn- dent, Mallard; Al Montag, West Bend; Ernest Schafer, West Bend; Robert P. Jones, West Bend; Mrs Art Banwart, West Bend; Leo Morman, Superintendent, Whittemore; Raymond C. Betz, Whittemore; Vic B. Perkins, Whittemore; Francis Flaherty Rodman; John W. Thomson, Rodman (Emmetsburg); Frank Christensen, Rodman; L. H. Propst Superintendent, Rodman; J. E. Smith, County Superintendent, Emmetsburg. County Superintendent J. t- Smith acted as temporary chair- Winner of Awards 26 State and National Nat'l Editorial Ass'n Annual Better Newspaper Contests Second Place Nat'l Editorial "General Excellence"

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