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Algona, Iowa
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ESTABLISHED , low*. Nov. 1, 1981. under Act oi CoiuP*" AtOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JUNE *8,« I960 2 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES VOL. 97 - NO. 26 City Supt. of Improvement Councilman To s By HUBS Wallet , .... ,.».Y- ••- ' . • ; •Our roving reporter. Dean . Barnes, county extension direc-.. , tor, repgrts the corn crop looking very uiievetf. Me says he has been bvetvniost.of ,the north half of the state in the'past, few weeks and the best looking-corn at this stage is in an area fr6m Clarion west , toward Pocahontas. Other areas have some good corn, some very poor corn and a lot in between. It doesn't l3ok like any bumper corn crop year ir> Iowa in 1960, is Dean's opinion. •• - - , .'*;.. »,. -:•* .,,,« • • • ,..., Four Algeria fishermen, Fred Kent,' Carl Morck, Wen French' ; arid-Dr. Karl Hoffman, have returned somewhat disappointed from a fishing trip into the far reaches of Canada. They journey-, ed north into the Canadian Wilds from North Dakota, off the beaten path. 'Evidently the Russians or someone else had been there first. They got fish, but ,w;ere not exactly swamped with : any record- 'breaking hauls. '• . •'-• *. .,*--..:v*^ .'•,. .• : '• Tip of the Mat to Joe Sirinwell; Bode rural carrier who covers part of south Kbssuth. -He. was elected state secretary; bf .the lowfl Rural Letter Carriers ' Ass'n at a recent convention. .•' ' 1 • . •.•'*.' •;.* ' '..':•. Area baseball fans remember pitcher Bob Wasko who hurled . some for Bancroft in the Southern Minnesota League last summer. Wasko, a graduating senior who played on the "NCAA championship baseball team at.the ,U. pf Minnesota, has : just been signed by the N,ew" York. Yankees, and sent to 'their Fargo-Moorhead team in the Northern League. * * -,*' Anyone heard from ihe Louis Reilly family since,their station- wagon departure, .wagon? » all 15 in one io California subscribers — , The annual, picnic of ,J6w -past -and ' Farm Deed In Estate Matter Is Questioned •Another suit .concerning th*. Anna Springer estate was_.filed this 'week in district court here, Plairitiffs in the matter are Ernest Erickson, Ahna Johnson. Clara Jones and Ida Mundell, nephew: and niece of the deceased, and = Joseph Williams is defendant. A. The plaintiffs charge a farm deed- filed by the defendant should validity or effect and ask that the deed, filed June 10, 1960, be .set aside. , The petition claims, Williams took "possession of assets of Anna Springer shortly after' she wrote a will several years ago. The farm deed was' filed about two months after a district cpur^ jury delivered a verdict setting aside Anna Springer's will, dated Nov 16, 1957v Williams was sole beneficiary of. that will, except for four bequests, totalling $4,000, to the plaintiffs. A West Bend woman, Myrtle ZauggV has filed for settlement of an insurance policy for $2,000. Mutual.of Omaha is defendant in the case. Mrs. Zaugg's petition states the policy was in force at the time of'her husband's death while • fighting a fire at ' West Bend Jan. ^ 1960. She claims the death was accidental. , Five account" cases ^ere also filed. Welp's Hatchery, plaintiff, seeks $342.88 from Sterling Sewright, defendant ,as a result of a sales contract issued when the latter -purchased chickens from the, Bancroft firm; Welp's, Mill Next {ssue Late Tuesday/July 5 With Monday the 4th of July, " publication of next week's Upper Des Moines will be made Tuesday, July \ $, but probably will be several hours later in reaching the local newsstands than is usually ' the case. All subscribers in the, area will receive the paper Wednesday morning, however. _ .;". Correspondents, are asked to j gee that their news copy reaches our office not later lhan Saturday; and'events of ; importance in community areas can be phoned in collect, Tuesday morning. 2 County Political Conventions Friday courthouse. Oliver Carlson, , is to be held in Recreation Park, Saturday, lJuly 9, Starting at 11 a.m. Governor Herschel Loveless will be present. \ > ' * • * : * We agree with the U.S. Senator who' commented that maybe it would be more polite if ; we did not offend those countries, that don't like us by inflicting our tourists arid .unwanted 20-dollar bills upon them. 1 «•*..» Then there is the case of the focal husband who had to go a roundabout way to ease himself into Las Vegas for a few days. With his wife, he planned a trip to San Francisco, and then Los Angeles, dutifully seeing that they stopped to visit HER relatives at both places. But on the return. routing he planned it back through Vegas with a three day stopover, and SHE could hardly • object to that. "All that traveling just to spend three days in Las Vegas", was his private comment, Maybe Adlai spoke a mouthful when he commented that "tins nation's chief problem is not a matter of who is hard and who is soft, but who is wise and who is stupid." Incidentally, like some others, we do not think Adlai is holding his breath for the nomination. He would, however, make a pretty good Secretary of State, in the opinion of a great many in both parties. A ruling by the attorney general that free beer from breweries is legal in Iowa doesn't seem to have resulted in any free dis- ipensaries along the line so far a's we have heard. Much ado about nothing? , , , ' The nine »chpol districts in ih« western part of Kossuth. and eastern portion of Palo Alto have made a move that will eventually result in another big high school somewhere in that area. At least .that is our forecast. There will be differences of .opinion, petty scrapping over location, and many problems to be ironed out, but iron out it will. A few years back the same thing happened up in the Sentral area, .where the general cdmmunities of ^Lone Rock, Fen ton and Seneca had a hard time getting together on a site for a new school. Took eight or nine votes, if we recall cor; rectly, to settle the matter. But now, a couple of years later, old •sores have healed and all residents of the Sentral area are quite rightfully proud of their school, and its record in all lines oi ^endeavor. So it will be with Rodman, West Bend, Whittemore, Cylinder, Mallard and the rural districts considering consolidation. * No 5"ftmV»maiLfor, .two?-overdue pro-- missory notes written ori< merchandise. Welp's Mill also seeks a total of $16'l.46 from John, J. Miller for two overdue promissory notes written for merchandise in 1959. The Farm 'Bureau Insurance Co., plaintiff, asks $170 from John Krebsbach for a hail insurance premium claimed due and Rog Mueller, plaintiff; seeks $354.64 for an overdue promissory note from Robert G. Meine, Everett Lester, 46, Succumbs At Swea City Swea City — Funeral services for Everett Lester, 46, Swea City man who has been in the tiling and excavating business for some years, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Swea City Baptist Five Persons Are Injured, Area Mishaps Four area, mishaps, resulted in injuries for five, persons during the past week. Injured were: Delores .Johnson 24, Rozelle, N. J., bruises. • Mrs. Nels Nelsen, Ringsted, facial cuts and bruises. Rickie Clark, ' 8, Armstrong, scalp : wound and contusions. Don'aid: J. Cogley, 15, Bancroft, f racture.d nose, and nose laceration. . , Daniel J. Menke 15, Bancroft, scraped arm. The Armstrong boy was treated by a physician and sent home after his bicycle was struck by an aqtp driven by Iver Lindell ' Both Kossuth county political. conventions will be held Friday, July 1, at the Kossuth- county ' ' '• republican county chairman, said that thj.- G.O.P. county convention will Up held starting at 10 "a.m. in ihfe assembly room in the court house here. Order of business includes election of 28 delegates to the state convention, July; 20, and 28 delegates to the judicial convention, August 2. , • Carlson also said he would be a candidate for reelection as republican county chairman. The county democratic , cort- vention is technically set also: for 10 a.m. in the courthouse, but following procedure in recent years, will be adjourned to. 7:30 p.m. that evening, July 1, iri'the asembly room. , Donald Murray of Bancroft is. the county democratic chairman. '" Democrats will select 32 gates to the state party conven| tion to be held, in Des Moine July 23, and 32 delegates to the judicial convention. In the latter instance, the county convention is expected to give a strong endorsement to Joseph Hand of Emmetsburg as . a candidate for district judge.' He is the first democrat to be named to a district judge's post in. many , years and is now serving in that position. ' In both conventions, delegates elected in each precinct in the June 6 primary will participate 'in the conventions. In the case of the democratic conventions, all in attendance are usually given the voting rights of delegates whether they have been precinct elected or not; and the same may be true with the republicans. .Chief hope of each party is that there be a good turnout, and even though some may not have been named actual precinct delegates they are welcome to the convention of the party of their choice. ^ Stay In Post As A Result YpungG.O.P. Election Officers "' Dick Dahl of /fewea .City has beenjj named' chairman of the Kossuth County Young Repubjr licans. Other officers ,are: vice president, Susan Montgomery,' Lone Rock; secretary, John Platt, Algona; assistant secretary, Robert Gardner, Swea City; Treasurer, Bill Bourne, Algona and Advisor, Lyle K. Alberts, Algona; school teacher. The officers were elected^ at a and will be ~ church. Burial Harrison twp. will be in the cemetery with Barnes Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Rev. LeRoy Carter will officiate the rites. Mr. Lester was found dead in bed Sunday morning. Coroner, R. F. Snyder said a heart .attack caused death. He was born July 24, 1914, at Bancroft. Surviving are his widow, Mae, his mother, Mrs. Ole Molan, three sisters, Mrs. Ole Rippentrop of Rake, Mrs. Harold Conway of Swea City, and Mrs. Art Cutler of Nebraska, and a half-brother, Orville Molan of LuVerne. the pool. The' left front of the auto struck the bicycle, His scalp was punctured slightly. ' Mrs. Nelson was injured when the auto she was driving collided with a truck driven by James Ackerman, Jr., Fort Dodge. She was charged with failing to yield one-half of the right-of-way and fined $10 later in justice court at Algona. The truck driver was not injured and there was no estimate of,damages to' the vehicles. The mishap occurred Saturday at the intersection of the Lone Roqk-Fenton road and highway 44. ' ' The Cogley and Menke boys were.hurt when Cogley lost control of a pickup truck he was driving and the vehicle rolled into a ditch. Cogley was charged with driving without a license by Patrolman Charles Bird who investigated. The mishap occurred Sunday at 1 p.m., four miles north and IVs miles east of Bancroft .on a gravel road. The pickup was a total loss. Miss Johnson was passenger in an auto driven by Sarah D. Gray, 25, of Montclair, N.J. when it missed the curve on highway 18, a mile- east of Sexton and upset in a ditch. The auto was a total loss. The mishap occurred at 8 a.m. Friday as the girls headed for California on vacation. Miss Johnson was treated at St. Ann hospital here and released. Patrolman Bird investigated. fae-vsr big a mm , the site 9* Car Dealers Join In Big Pre-4th Of July Offers Algona and area car dealers are having a big pre-Fourth of July new and used car promotion this week. Schultz Bros, is conducting a Mad Marathon in which four U.S. Savings Bonds are being offered to four persons who test drive new cars sometime during the balance of this week. Full details will be found in their page ad elsewhere in today's Upper Des Moines. On the used car front, most dealers in the area have special offers in used cars for the balance of this week, so if you're thinking of trading; need a second car, or just plain don't have a car and want one, you can sure find something fit your ppcketbopk 8 n4 your fancy among the many cars listed. La koto Woman, Daughter Hurt Lakota —- Mrs. Joe Berschman and daughter, Kristy, were patients at the Buffalo Center Hospital from Sunday night until Wednesday following a collision one mile east and three south of Buffalo Center at 6:15 p.m Sunday. The Berschman's. were returning home after attending the wedding of Joe's cousin, Davic Abels, Buffalo Center, at Fores City. The Berschman car and one driven by Aden Steen of Buffalo Center collided at the intersection. Both Mrs, Berschman and Kristy suffered cuts and bruises; Eva Brandow, Former Algona Woman/Dies Funeral services for Mrs Eva Mae Brandow, 47, were held Monday afternoon in First Methodist church here. Rev. Newton Coughenour officiated and burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements, Mrs Brandow died Thursday ai Cherokee after an. illness of one year. She was born Eva Bae Brown Sept. 12, 1912 at Algona to August Brown, Sr. and Anna Petersen Brown. She was graduatec from Algona high school am worked at the Western Union Telegraph office here. Marriage to Harold Brandow took place Sept. 29, 1934 and the couple farmed at Algona, Humboldt and Ottosen bfeore going to Humboldt in 1949 where they ran an implement business. Mr Brandow was killed in a tractor accident in^!951. Mrs Brandow is survived by her father, August Brown, Sr., Tampa, Fla., a son, Roger, 14, and daughter, Becky, 10; four sisters, Hannah Brown, Marshalltown, Mrs Edwin (Hazel) Larson, Sac City, Mrs Glen (Helen) Sherman, Mason City and Mrs Berger (Bernice) Johnson, Port Huron, Mich.; and a brother, August Brown, Jr. of Humboldt. Her mother preceded her in death in 1920. Pallbearers at the services were Cliff, Glen and Vern Teeter, Leo Immerfall, Elvin Peltz and Ervin Gerber. M.L.Johnson, Ex-Supervisor/ Dies At Swea Funeral services for Myron L Johnson, 75, lifelong resident 01 .he Swea City area, were held Monday afternoon in Immanuel Lutheran church there with, Rev ..eRoy Pillman officiating. Bur|a Candidate At Girls State and Barnes Funeral in change of arrangements. was Roger Hanson, Algona city superintendent of public improvements, tendered his resignation to Mayor 0. C. Shierk this morning, Tuesday. The resignation is effective as of August 1, I960, He had served in the. superin- endent of public improvement sosition since last fall. Several pntroversial incidents, in the in- erval, have revolved around uestions of civic policy. The climax came when Councilman At-Large Eugene H. Furst recently tendered his resignation as a member of city council, in protest against certain recent city expenditures and because'of fric- ion with Hanson, Furst agreed .0 withdraw his own resignation on hearing of Hanson's move to resign. Furst had been elected for a .four-year term at the election ast fall. Protests Radio Costs The thing that brought Councilman Furst's action to a head was the installation of two-way short wave radios in the car of Hanson and ;in two city street trucks. A station control unit has also been installed in the city clerk's office, and trie fire department has also installed a receivlng'unit. The fire department unit is financed by fire department funds; the other units are billed to the city's general fund. Furst is chairman of the city purchasing committee. Other members are Ken Peirce and Barbara Haggard. Furst said, that the .matter of purchase •, of the short wave units was discussed a' an earlier meeting, as the counci 1 was .adjourning, a.nd that tota ^KS^^&i^^ Says City Pays Needless Costs Mr. Johnson, who served several terms as a Kossuth county supervisor, died Friday night at the home of a son, Morris, at« Swea City. Mr. Johnson was born Feb. 22, 1885 in rural. Swea City and lived in Eagle township until his retirement from the farm in 1940. Besides serving on the county board of supervisors, Mr. Johnson was' .a former Swea City mayor and retired custodian of Immanuel Lutheran church. His wife preceded him in death in Survivors include two sons, Wallace and Morris, Swea City, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Bancroft Man Is Injured In Fall Bancroft — George piers, employed at Welps feed mill, suffered a severe injury to his face and head Tuesday afternoon when he felt from a box car while unloading feed. He was taken to a doctor's office and it took 45 stitches to close the wound. He also had an injured arm. He will not be able to work for some time. William Doocy, Bancroft, Dies William Doocy, 73, well-known Bancroft area man, died Monday night at St. Ann hospital, Algona, where he had'been a patient since suffering a stroke several days ago. Funeral services for Mr. Doocy will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. John's Catholic church at Bancroft, with burial to follow at the church cemetery. Rosary for Mr. Doocy will be said tonight (Tuesday) and Wednesday night at the Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft. He is survived by his wife, three sons, including Jim, Algona and four daughters. Algonan Bound Over, O.M.V.I. An Algona man, Ray Keefe, waived preliminary hearing in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court here this week and was bound over to the next term of district court on a charge of O.M.V.I Keefe was arrested by Patrolman Bjll Tordoff. Bond was set at $500 and was furnished . A Fort Dodge trucker was bound over to district court by Qstwinkle on a charge of overload on axle number two aftei paying $10.40 and costs for axle overload and $100 and costs overload, combination of vehic les. He was Charles A. McCub bin. Earl F. Jacobson, Lanyon, was bound over to district court by Ostwinkle for driving with a sus pended license after receiving a 6-day jail sentence jfor nigh speeding. Bond in the license case was set at $500 and had no been furnished today (Tuesday) • Here are other cases heard by Ostwinkle during the week: Ric hard Siemer, Fairmont, $5, n chauffuer's license; Thomas Car roll, LuVerne, $5, no registra tion; Larry D. Larson, Lakefielc Minn., $25, reckless driving Larry D. Steinman, Algona, $10 improper passing; Catherin Bacon, Burt, $25, intoxication Ronald Miller, Algona, $25, fail ed to stop at stop sign; Holge Peterson Algona, $10, passing i no passing zone; Peter D. Hoi Ottosen, $10, illegal passing; Ott Anderson, Fort Dodge, $5, n operator's license; Howard V Medin, Whittemore, $15, nigl speeding; and Michael K. Per rine, Welcome, Minn., $10 faulty truck equipment. SUW. governor. Liquor Store Inventory The Algona state liquor store will be closed all day and evening on Thursday, June 30, while the annual inventory is taken, Furst said that the recommen atio'n made by the purchasing ommittee was that if any two ay radios were purchased at all ne be installed in the truck o ess Lashbrook, street commis oner, and the other in the fire .•uck. Jim Whittemore, chairman f the street committee, moved lat the city purchase all fou; nits. The. cost to the city is liOOO. The resigning councilman said that in his opinion the City of Algona is also paying many thousands of dollars in costs that could be eliminated or reduced in city improvements, particularly street work as it now is being handled. "We are spending thousands of ollars for'engineering firms to o work that in at least some ases should be handled by our ,wn men," Furst stated, Recently, in addition to Hanson, he city hired Dave Johnson, a enior engineering student from owa 1 State University, for pection work on the new sewer project. Furst said that he felt Johnson was doing a good job. Too Much Sublet Work? "No matter what engineering comes up, it has to be sublet tc an engineering firm," Furst told the Upper Des Moines. Furst, who was a councilrnan- at-large and elected for a four year term, cited several instance! of street work which he said did not look right to him. On East McGregor St. a curb is being installed that is far be low the surface of the blacktop road, he said. Grades established by an earl ier city engineer, Chester Schultz have been cut down, he said. On East North St. between Main and Putnam, the curb seem to be lower on the north side than on the south'side of the street. At the far eastern end of Pop lar St., a culvert that had been installed by Jess Lashbrook was ordered lowered by nine inches on Hanson's order. The lowering required also a lower ditch. The dilch and culvert have now silted in so that they are practically worthless, Furst pointed out on an inspection tour of that area. The resigning councilman said he was not against having a city engineer, and thought it was a good idea and one that might save the city outside engineering fees if properly handled. Mayor C. C. Shierk had expressed strong regret over the original decision of Furst to resign, saying that the council needs him and that he had been doing an excellent job. Furst is a public accountant in Algona, and a lifelong resident here. Mayor Praises Furst The mayor s*id he agreed with . Another Kossuth county girl, Mary Hazelhoff Swea City,, elected a representative on the Federalist ticket. Featured speakers at Girls State included Edward J. McManus, Iowa's Lt. Governor and Democratic candidate for governor, John Moore, Osage, state Legion commander and Robert Atkinson, Cedar Rapids, 1960 Boys State Governor. (UDM Engraving). . . Furst that "unauthorized, unbudgeted expenditures" should not be made by the city government. Furst said that there is strong likelihood of a public hearing in the near future on the matter of increasing the street department's budget for the year by another $10,000. Hanson was hired last fall by he council. He is 26, attended owa State University, but is not graduate engineer. He has a certificate, however, from the late board of engineering exam- ners for land surveying. $10,525 Loader Purchased For City Street Use Algona's city council purchased a new front-end loader from the Hawkeye Machinery Co. of Des Moines during its regular meeting Wednesday night at the city hall. Purchase price, lesb trade-in of an old loader, wab $10,525. There were bids re ceived from five machinery firms. The machine was i delivered during the weekend. The Hawkeye company's winning base bid was $14,675. The company also allowed $4150 for the city's trade-in on the new loader. The bid was formally approved and an execution of a purchase order okayed by the council. Other bids were: Kleve Imp. Co. $10,890 Herman M. Brown Co. 10,989 Swaney Oil & Equip. Co. 11,466 Dukehart-Hughes 11,700 All above gids include trade- in allowance deduction. Following purchase of the loader, the council adjourned to an executive session. Algona Women On 2,000 Mile D. A. R, Tour Of South Mrs. Elizabeth Schenck, and Miss Esther Quinby, both o| Algona are touring the South (June 19 through June 27th) with the Iowa Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Eighty members from Iowa are touring the six D.A.R. owned and operated or approved schools. Members from 32 of the 86 chapters in Iowa are participating in the tour, which covers over 2,000 miles. Historic locales visited are the Casey Jones home, burial place and museum at Jackson, Tennessee; Shiloh National park and cemetery, where many lowans of that Civil War battle are buried; Lincoln Memorial campus at Harogate, Tennessee; and Mt. Vernon. Largest Dividend The board of directors of the- Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Algona has declared a semi-annual dividend for the first half of I960 and payable to savings members June 30 at the annual rate of 4 per cent The cash earnings to be distributed on June 30 will be about $225,000.00 and will be the largest earnings distributed in any one semi-annual period by the Association in its existence since 1917. The, Association's assets will approximate $13,000,000.00 and reserves will reach about $865,440.00. Car And Truck Collide, Fenton Fenton — A 1952 Chrysler driven by Mrs. Nels Nelson of Ringsted, and a truck driven by Jim Ackerman Jr. of the Ackerman Improvement and Supply Co. o£ Fort Dodge, collided about noon Saturday at the four corner intersection at the southeast part of Fenton, Mrs. Nelson was coming from the east and had stopped. After a truck driven by Wayne Alderson had gone by, she started to cross the highway. The truck struck the right rear side of the ear. There were no injuries. Patrolman Dick Peterson of Swea City investigated. To Show Fight Films Fight films of the world's championship battle between Ingemar Johansson and Floyd Patterson will be shown on the Starlight Theatre drive-in screen at 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights of this week as an extra attraction, according to manager Ray Langfitt, in addition to the double feature. Rough Camping Trip 4-H campers had three rough camping days last week Wednesday through Friday at Clear Lake. '

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