The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 5, 1960 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 5, 1960
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x • ' State Historical $ooiit? Iowa clty, J Ia« i 8 New Algona Teachers On Staff Of 77 in^l! rc P 1 ;; cmc nts and addition." to the staff of the Algona Com- mumty School District have been completed, except for one posi- lion, according to Supt. O. B g A combination high school ' S u a™' English instructor be hired to complete the 77-member staff. Eight new members of the .faculty nre shown here. They are: J Elgin Allen — high school principal. Has a master's degree from- the State University of Iowa and has 12 years experience. Served the past four years as principal at Lake City. He is married, has four children and moved to Algona this week. James Hershberger — Football coach, athletic and physical education instructor. Ha's coached at Janesville past two yeJrs following graduation from Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls where he was a member of the varsity football team. Brings fine won-lost record with him. Jim IF married and has no children. Keith Christie — Instructor of physical education, elementary bast-ball coach, high school, and assistant in all sports in junior- senior high. From Shcnandoah, Keith is married and has three children. Has four years experience coaching and comes to~Algona from Union Star, Mo. Graduate of the University of Omaha. He is teaching typing during the present summer school session here and recently took over the reigns of the baseball team. Donna Miditn _ From Laurens, will teach business education. A graduate of Iowa Teachers, she has taught for the past two years at Havelock. Roger Andtrson — From Bemidji, Minn., he will teach junior high English. Graduate of Bemidji State Teachers, he is married and has one child. This is his first year of teaching. June Olson — From nearby Bode, Miss Olson will teach second grade. She has attended Luther College for three years and is attending summer school there now. Mrs. Lois Leaverton — Will teach grade 1. Studied for two years at Iowa Teachers and has taught for 10 years, including the past five years at Renwick. She, her husband and two children .will move to Algona this summer. Virginia Swan — From Clear Lake, Miss Swan will teach kindergarten in the local schools. Received more than two years training at Iowa Teachers. Two former instructors here are also returning to the staff. They are Kathryn Sorensen. teacher of social studies and guidance director of the high school. Miss Sorensen has been teaching at Mason City. Car] Hays, who formerly taught here, will teach grade 4. He has been attending Iowa Teachers , where he has been working on his bachelor of arts degree. With the exception of the one instructor still needed, the local public school system is ready for the peal of the school bells at the start of the 1960-61 school year. Algona United Fund Presents $1,750 To SUI The board of directors of the United Fund of Algona voted last week to disburse funds t$ the State University of Iowa Hospital for use at the discretion of that' institution, with $750 being designated to further the cause of heart research, education and services. $500 of the amount collected for the cause of polio is being reserved by the board pending further consideration of a possible local use for this fund. Other causes previously helped by the United Fund collections last fall are Red Cross, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Retarded Children, Salvation Army, Algona Charities, Inc., Iowa Childrens* Home Society, and cancer. Plans are being developed for the I960 United Fund campaign which will probably take place during October' simultaneously with limilar drive* all over the country. JWotne* ^^* ESTABLISHED 1863 Bntered M second clue matter at the poitottlce at Alfona, Towi. Nov. 1. 1831. under Act of Congreii of March 3, 187t. ALGONA, IOWA TUESDAY, JULY Sr 1960 2 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES VOL. 97 - NO. 27 Pick Convent tig Crowd At County G.O.P. Meet Friday One of the largest crowds in recent history • attended the' Republican county convention at the courthouse here Friday morning, according to Oliver S. Carlson, chairman, who was reelected to that post, during the meeting. A full round of resolutions was passed by delegates present, including endorsement of all Republican candidates on the county and state level. Included are Mrs. G: C. Inrhan, Bancroft, candidate for state representative; Max Soth, Estherville, candidate for. state senator; Marc Moore, incumbent county auditor; Jim Andreasen, candidate for county attorney; and John Rode, incumbent county supervisor. Duane Dewel of Algona was chairman and Doris Miller,* Titonka, temporary secretary of the convention. Besides Carlson, other county officers elected included Doris Miller, vice chairman, Bill Finn, finance chairman and Ava Simp- ion, secretary. The 28 delegates who will attend the state convention at Des Moines July 20 were selected and uninstructed as to their selection of a U.S. senatorial candidate. The list of delegates was not available to the Upper Des Moines as Chairman Carlson did not have them. A total of 28 delegates were named to the state judicial convention and 17 delegates were named to the district judicial convention. KL6A Ownership Transfer Made In $80,000 Sale Final completion of the sale of radfo station KLGA, Algona- Emmetsburg, was completed recently, at a sale prjce of $80,000. 'The station was sold by Kossuth Broadcasting Co., Inc. to KLGA, Inc. Frederick Epsteir of Davenport, la. was president of Kossuth Broadcasting. . Bob Behling' of Fremont, Neb, is the new president of KLGA, Inc., Harry Snyder of Fremont. Neb. is secretary-treasurer, and Robert E. Wilson will be general manager in Algona. He is vice president of the group. The Fremont men are associated with station KHUB of Fremont. Wilson comes here from Le- Mars where he was formerly with station KLEM. Pilots To Air Show Four Kossuth county pilots have indicated that they will participate in the July 10 Aviation Day program at Mason City airport. They are William Foth, John Thuente, Milford Plath* and John ,H. Rich. The U.S Navy's Blue Angels precision flying team is on the program. New Building L*dyavd — Work was started last week on the Anderson Produce building on the south side of main street in Ledyard. The building is 24'x54' of concrete block construction with a (ace brick front, The new structure replace* an old frame building Elephant Will Perform Here At Free Circus Children from this area will be treated to a free Baby Zoo Circus, featuring a trained baby elephant and Buck Steele, well- known animal trainer who has appeared with shows all over the world, Tuesday, July 12, on Algona's State street. Announcement of the circus was'made during 'the week by Wes Bartlett, owner of Foster's Furniture, one of 11 sponsoring firms. Tickets for the free show may be obtained at any of the business places Usted in an ad in today's UDM. There will also,.,be a parade on State. street in the morning, and .any child may ride on a circus wagon during the day. The Zoo has been showing in many, midwest cities and towns during the past couple of weeks and has other bookings later. Admittance, while free, is by ticket only. Alma Swanson, Swea City, Is Buried Tuesday Swea City — Funeral services for Mrs. Alma L. Swanson, 79, resident of this area for almost 40 years, were held at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday) in the Immanuel Lutheran church with Rev. LeRoy Pillman officiating. Burial was at Harrison township cemetery. Pallbearers were Ed and Mon- .ford Peterson, Martin Dahl; Philip" Holcomb, Roy Bravender and Art Anderson. Mrs. Swanson died Thursday in Holy Family hospital at Estherville where she had been a patient for the past three weeks. Her death followed a lengthy illness, which had included hospitalization several times in recent years, She was. born Aug. 6, 1880 in Sweden and came to Swea City in 1921. Her husband, who died in 1924, and two brothers preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, Albert, Swea City; two daughters, Esther (Mrs. Earl Sanftner). Linn Grove; and Alice (Mrs! Elmer Shade), Toledo, Ohio; five grandchildren; and a great- grandchild. Society Horse Show Slated July 9, Swea Swta City — The second annual society horse show, sponsored by the VFW, will be held July 9 at the Swea City school grounds. There will be several new classes this year, bringing the total tq 14. Wilbur Yount, Des Moines, is' judge; Tom Conway, Mallard, is secretary and , Earl Berg and the time when Melvm Krumm, treasurers. The attempted by the local business Walter Behnke, lolls Creek, Heart Victim Funeral services for Walter Behnke, 65, life-long resident of the Lotts Creek area, were held Saturday afternoon in the Lotts Creek Lutheran church. Rev. Martin Peters officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Behnke died Thursday at a Burlington, Colo, hospital where he was a patient for three weeks. He had suffered a heart attack while on the way to attend the wedding of a niece at Denver. He was born May 14, 1895 at Lotts Creek to Henry and Ida Luedtke Behnke. He was a farmer and was never married. Surviving are a brother,' Reinard Behnke, Algona; and four sisters, Meta and Adela Behnke of Lotts Creek, Mrs. Armin (Edna) Van Buren, Truro, and Mrs. Reinard (Alma) Lieb, Algona. A sister, Rosa Behnke died in October, 1959. Rubbish Fire Sparks from a burning pile of rubbish 'blew on to a pile of old lumber near the garage at the home of Mr and Mrs Willard Ziegler at 11:25 p. m. Saturday, resulting in a 'hurry-up call to the Algona Fire Department. The fire was extinguished immediately and there was very little damage. Angus Field Day Iowa Angus Breeders will hold a field day July 1 at the A. & J. Angus Farms of Mrs. Alfred Bierstedt and James Bierstedt, 6 miles north and, 1 mile west of Whittemore. The program, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. will consist of type demonstration, judging class, clipping, tattooing, club calf selection, grooming, showmanship 2 Auto Mishaps No Injuries In County, Fourth A Fenton youth, Larry L. Osborn, 16, luckily escaped injury when the auto he was driving was demolished at 1 p.m. Monday a mile north and two miles east of Seneca on a county gravel road. It was one of two mishaps investigated by Patrolman Bill Tordoff in that area during the Fourth of July. According to the accident report, the auto driven by Osborn which was headed west at the time, hit loose gravel, went into a ditch and upset. The car was listed as a total loss. At 10 a.m. the same day, autos driven by Stanley I. Opheim, 32. Whittemore, and Paul E. Geitzenauer. 1?, Lone Rock, collided two miles east of Fenton on a blacktop road. Geitzenauer was ringmaster; Cliford Van Berkum Swea City, is announcer. John Karels, past post com „„„, vclui;it . b wer e neaciec mander, is the Chairman of this west at the time of the mishap Ll a l?^. sh ri^ n .., A ^ der 5 on l ! ppheim began a right turn at the other car charged with failing to have con. trol of his vehicle. Both vehicles were headed on the ri ' to the other auto was $10. Armstrong Vet, Daughter Take Swim In Auto Dr. Jerry Crouch, former Senecan who is now- a veterinary at Armstrong, and his daughter. Brenda, 16 months, went for an unscheduled dip a week ago - IN THE FAMILY'S 1960 AUTOMOBILE. Dr. Crouch and Brenda were taking a ride southwest of Armstrong. They were driving along a gravel road and had just met another auto when Brenda made a successful grab for the steer- Jng wheel of her dad's car. : The auto plunged headfirst into a water-filled ditch. Luckily, Dr. Crouch (who is probably not in favor of 16-month old girls driving) and Brenda were not injured. However, the upholstery of the new car was waterlogged. Albert Pearson Of Swea Area Takes Own Life Swea Eagle — Residents of this area were shocked shortly after noon today (Tuesday) when the body of Albert Pearson, 60. was found by Mrs. Pearson in a machine shed on the Pearson 'farm six miles southwest of •Swea City. County Coroner, Dr. R. F. Snyder, and Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst were called at pnce. The coroner ruled death was instantaneous from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head and stated there would be no inquest necessary. Mr. Pearson, who had farmed for some time in the Swea township area, had reportedly been despondent for several months. He had gone to the field this morn. ing and completed some cultivation work. Funeral rites had not been completed at press time. The body was taken to the Barnes Funeral Home, Swea City. Besides his wife, Mr. Pearson is survived by a daughter, Albert, Dolliver; and a brother, Mike, Swea City. Five Wed Licenses A total of five wedding licenses were issued by County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. June 28 - Jerald D. Carman, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Ann Licnter, Burt. June 29 - Delbert Schealler, AP gona, and Janice Wentworth, Ledyard. June 30, - Dwight Decker, Whittemore, and Judy Alexander, Algona. July 1 - David Haggart, Omaha, Nebr., and Barbara Bourne, Al- gon.a. July 2 - Donald Ludwig and Judith Baas, Algona. Firecracker Fine Larry Cook of Algona was fined $5 and costs in Mayer C. C. Shi- 61'k's court during the week end ? st i m ^<? at *».». while damage following a preliminary hearing on a charge of selling firecrackers. Two Sessions Of Democratic Party Meeting Kossuth county democrats held a "double" convention, last Friday, one at 10 a.m. and another at 7:30 p.m. at the courthouse here, and named 64 delegates to the state convention, July 23 in Des Moines, and a like number to the state judicial convention. The morning meeting was originally to be adjourned to evening, but because the morning attendance exceeded expectations, a "first .run" .of the convention was held, with the same procedure repeated at the evening session. Donald Murray of Bancroft was reelected as county chairman, at the evening meeting. Convention Delegates Named as delegates to the state convention were all of those in attendance at either meeting, as follows: Algona — Marvin Eischen, Ethel Loss, Helen Cameron, Joe Bradley, Mrs. H. E. Lampright, Casey Loss, H. D. Hutchins, R,ic- hard D. Palmer, Maxine Momyer, Kathleen McEnroe, Clara Walker, Jens M. Sorensen, Robert M. Loss, Ralph W. Lindhorst, C. S. Pearson, Mae Schenck, Gene Hood, R. B. Waller, Lavon Lindhorst, C. B, Murtagh, M. H. McEnroe, Bernard Frankl, J. E. McEnroe, and Paulette Bradley. Hurt — G. W. Patterson, Glee Bullock, Mrs. Glee Bullock, Pat Bradley, Vera Bradley, W. J. Stewart, Agnes Stewart, Q. A. Bjustrom, and H.'E. Rachut. Whittemore — Rosella Voigt, C. A. Derner, Geo. Baos, Ed Youngwirth, Walter Vaudt. Buffalo Center — Al Dudding. Armstrong — Leo Guerdet, Mrs. Pat Berkness. Swea City -, Mrs. Elsie Ostergaard, Mrs. Ruth Hurlburt, Franklin M. Koons, W. A. Boland. Fenton — Ed Priebe, Arnold Hansen, Mary Hanson Bancroft — Andrew A. Fangman, Don Murray, H. J. McNertney. Titonka — Julie McDonald, Dennis Dreesman. Lakota — Mrs. Alice Murray, Robert Hamilton. Irvington — Gerald Frankl, Kathryn Johnson. Wesley — J. W. Goetz, Vincent Cruise, Wm. Goetz, Andrew Reising, Joseph Krieps Bode — E. J Kollasch. Corwith — Herman Studer. Delegates to the state judicial convention cannot be the same as those named to the regular state convention. L. E. Linnan of Algona will head the 64 delegation judicial group, and L. A. Winkel, Algona, will head the attorneys named to the district judicial convention. Resolution Presented Resolutions were presented by Harold H. Hutchins, chairman of the resolutions committee, ana" unanimously adopted. They called for a reappraisal of our foreign policies and commitments, rejection of the Benson farm policies and a ringing endorsement of all democratic candidates for state and county office. Judge Joseph P. Hand of Emmetsburg, a n»n - partisan choice for election' by the Kossuth Bar Ass'n. was also given a solid endorsement for office. The resolutions went on re- Deleg Sue Welfare Recipient For Relief Fund Return A court judgment, asking for a total of $20,002.20, was filed on behalf of the State Board of Social Welfare vs William A. Moore, Swea City, in district court here this week. The judgment is a result of alleged assistance received by the defendant while he was in possession of property and income in excess of $300. According to the petition filed in the matter, Moore was recipient of old age assistance from July, 1939, through Oct., 1959. The assistance was duly granted and paid during that period. Total received by the man was $10,001.10, and, according to law, the state is entitled , to double that amount. At some time during the time when he was receiving state aid, Mr. Moore was in possession of property, including some U.S. bonds, in excess of $300. He failed to notify the board of the property. The judgment petition in the case was acompanied by a writ of attachment on the property of the defendant, which was signed by District Court Judge Joseph Hand. It was also noted that payment of the debt had been asked by County Attorney Gordon Winkel, but refused by the defendant. cord as declaring the democratic party opposed to war, and urged that our government "bring about such economic and financial conditions in our relations at home and abroad as shall promote prosperity, peace and happiness for all mankind" Lavon' Windhorst was named as county secretary. Richard Palmer was named to study the constitutional convention with a group of 'his choice and report on the matter to the county central committee at a later date for consideration. George W. Patterson was named as a county representative on the district congressional committee, and the Kossuth group went on record as favoring reelection of Paul .Hellwege of Boone .as 6th district chairman. Lawrence Winkel was named as treasurer of the county central committee. Home Economist Hired By County Extension Board Avis Lettow Kossuth county's new extension home economist, Avis Lettow, began her duties here July 1. She was named recently to succeed Mary Staudt, who served the county for several years. Miss Lettow was raised on a farm near Alden, attended school there and graduated from Alden high school. She received her B.A. degree in home economics from Iowa State. University, Ames, this spring. Avis is a nine- year 4-H member in Hardjn, county and completed her extension training in Grundy c<tunty last summer, Harry Schmeling Of Whittemore Dies Suddenly Funeral services for Harry Schmeling, 58-, superintendent of the Whittemore light plant, were held, Friday afternoon in St. Paul's Lutheran church there with Rev. Cleo Kautsch officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery and McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were H. R. Pettit, Erwin Siems, Herman Vaudt, Vic Perkins, John Hanselman and Wilbur Roeber. Honorary pallbearers were Ralph Nichols, Russell Medin, Ray Betts, Martin Zimmerman, Leonard Elbert, Melvin Roeber, Bill Fandel, Woody Russell, Bob Fleming, Forrest Gilmore, Bob Anderson, LeRoy Elbert, Joe Fleming and Earl Schmitt. Mr. Schmeling died in his sleep of a heart attack sometime during the night June 28. Born March 27, 1902, Harry Schmeling was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Schmeling. He attended school at Whittemore and June 22, 1927 was married to Marie Schroder at Burt. The Schmelings moved to Whittemore from Emmetsburg in 1942 and he was employed by J, M. Fleming until the city light plant employed him in 1945. Besides his wife, he is survived by seven children, Harriet (Mrs. Dean Meyer), Lake Crystal, Minn.: Wilfred, Alvin, Dean and Craig at home; 'Carroll, .Omaha, Nebr.; and Marilyn, Quincy, Wash.; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Olga Plath, New London Minn.; Mrs. Albert Baas,. Algeria; and Mrs. Ferdinand Bruhn, Emmetsburg; his father, Emil, Algona; and seven brothers. Arthur, Terril; Erwin, Otto Lester and Walter, Cylinder; Elmer, Downey, Cal.; and Ifcr» bert, Hillsboro, Ore, .He waV preceded in death by his mother, 4-H Club Ditbonch Ledyard — The LedyarcJ Las« sies 4-H club which was dji«« banded recently held a final' meeting on Friday. They went Jo Call park in the afternoon, had' supper at Vans and in tt>« evening went skating. They *«« accompanied by their thVfip ders, Mrs* Harold Hwzef, Mr», Harold Grimhovd, aj»< «'X fe. ' ''«l>a

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