The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 19, 1960 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 19, 1960
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* State Iowa OityJ la. By RUM Wallet * *, * One big political convention has passed into history; a smaller one begins this week in DCS Moines, another big one next week in Chicago . . . between them, all citizens will hnve full opportunity to find things with which to agree and disagree, to point with pride or condemn with scorn. * * * Tor one Algona man, it meant staying up later than usual to follow the doings at Los Angeles. Charles B. Murtagh, 40 years ago, attended his first national Democratic convention, at San Francisco, when Cox was nominated for president and FDR for vice president (and later defeated). The facilities of T-V enabled the Algona banker to follow the activities of the party of his choice in a comfortable chair, 40 years later. * • • But the first national political convention had an assortment of predictions and sage comments from the press and radio and T-V that were humorous, to say the least, and contradicting. . . . Kennedy would lack about 21 votes of winning on the first ballot - Kennedy would siip on the second and lose out altogether on the third or fourth . . . the South would leave the convention with "nothing"-Lyndon Johnson, of Texas receives the vice presidential nomination . . . Kennedy's nomination "lost' the middle-western states - Kennedy said if elecreil he will name a secretary of agriculture from the middle west . . . Truman wil not attend the convention; Tru,man WILL attend the convention; Truman WILL NOT attend Kenntdy's father "exerts terrific pressure over him" - Jack Kennedy and his father differ often on major issues especially foreign policy and engage in heated debate . . . the above is a picture'of the Kennedy summer "colony" on Cape Cod (the picture showed six homes, of which three "belonged to neighbors" ... it is a 1000 to 1 bet that Johnson will not accept second place on the ticket . . . the convention is "rigged" - Kennedy won the nomination because he entered every primary that existed in any slate and was an open and avowed candidate for over six months before the convention opened . . . the Kennedy campaign cost seven million - Senator Kennedy estimated that his campaign had Kost somewhere in the neighborhood of $250,000 ... the vice presidential nomination will go to Stuart Symington or Senator Jackson of Johnson named vice president. Washington .candidate for tntercd M MCOIU! e1*M matter «t the pottofric* M Al(on*. Nov. 1. 1831. under Act of Confrew of March I. 117). —'4. AlOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JULY 19, 1960 2 SECTIONS - 14 PAGES VOL. 97 - NO. 37 All Of Early Budgets Ask Tax Raise Farmer, Grandma Get Laughs Aplenty But not all political activity was confined the past week to Los Angeles, as our Secret Society Reporter informs us with the following item on affairs of the East Side Ladies Chowder, and Noisemaking Society: "Los Angeles and Chicago are not alone this summer when it comes to the fierce;' vicious infighting that.' is characteristic of /political conventions.-. Just ^as..the .Oernp- crats and "Republicans Have v kept the country on edge. speculating on their eventual candidates,' so has the East Side Ladies Chowder and Noisemaking Society kept Algona teetering on the edge of its collective seat. Since , last January when Jo Mulligan moved away and became an Honorary Member, candidates from all over the east side have vied to become the eighth Active Member. "The convention was held thi past week at the Plantation Angry charges that the balloting was rigged and countercharge that sectionalism had reared it ugly head (this by the campaign manager of one young matron who lived a ,bit west of most o the others) marked the event Even sex (blush) became a fac tor when one delegate attempts to nominate a gentleman living in the community, but the chairlady, Mona O'Connor, ruled the delegate out of order since the would-be , nominee already belonged to the Men's Auxiliary "Finally, on the fourteenth ballot, the partisans of Lois Strohman, led by her indefatigable campaign manager, -Jean Shey carried the day and by motion of Madonna Skogstrom the nomination was declared unanimous by acclamation. Amidst the wildly cheering throng, Lois was carried to the rostrum on the shoulders of her admirers and charm* ed everyone present with her acceptance speech." • As usual. Ridiculous Days in Algona, held Friday and Saturday. .roved to be a very successful promotion. Outside of a few cases of unburn suffered by employees of local firms who wore less than lormal Friday, none of the store owners, managers or employees was he worse for wear. And business was rushing. Ridiculous, outlandish and cute get-ups prevailed on sidewalks .n front of practically every store, so the UDM's roving photographer made his rounds and came up with the shots shown -above. ""At the top, left, Brail Wright, Graham store manager (second rom left), and his crew are shown as they give the sales pitch to a sidewalk full of willing customers. "Farmer" Wright is flanked on iis right by his daughter, Mimi, who took over where a bunch of potatoes left off. At the top, right, the three Chrischilles "boys" from the Chris- "hilles store 'obligingly show off their costumes. Ted, left, wore a harming cocktail dress, Jack, center, wore his long Johns, 'swimming runks and Uncle Sam's hat, while Theo was all decked out in togs 'rom 90 years ago. , Lower left, Phil Diamond is shown as he delivers another park (parka — and it was about 90 degrees) to an anxious customer. Th "Chief, with feathers sprouting where hair once was, served a chairman of the Ridiculous Days promotion. Lower right, Wes Bartlett, owner of Foster's furniture store and two of his clerks continue their lingo to a customer who ap City, County Estimates Are In Preparation The first in a series of budget hearings on various proposed county expenditures for the year 1961 will begin Monday. July 25 when the hearing on the proposed budget for the Kossuth County Assessor takes place at 2 p.m. in the courthouse here. On the basis of the early budgets filed, it appears that county taxpayers will be digging a little deeper next year if all budgets are adopted as proposed. Budgets for the City of Algona and "Kossuth County arc in the process of preparation and will be presented shortly. The first four budget hearings concerning county taxpayers and Algona school district taxpayers, arc slated as follows: July 25, 2 p.m., court house Kossuth County Assessor's bud get. Aug. 1, 8 p.m., couri house, bounty Board of Education budget. Aug 2, 7:30 p.m., Algona Community school district budget, llgona high school. Aug. 3, 8 p-.m. Kossuth Exten- ion Council budget. Farm Burau building, Algonu. All except the Algona school district budget affect all county axpayers. Individual towns in the Kossuth county area, and other area school districts either lave or will shortly publish their annual budget notices with place and time for public hearing. On the basis of the four proposed budgets listed above, with hearing dates set, a total increase of close to $50,000 in expenditures for the coming year is proposed. School Jump $35,000 The largest of these is the Algona school district, which proposes another increase in ex penditures, for the 1960-61 fiscal year of $35,585 more than was the case for the 1959-60 fisca year. Roughly about half of this would come in the annual salary raises for the teaching and administrative staff. The budget proposed for the Kossuth County Assessor's office is about $5,500 more for 1961 Charge Bancroft Youth Following Auto Theft A Bancroft youth, Jerry Gist, 19, was arrested by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst between Burt and Bancroft at 7 p.m. Saturday and charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. He later appeared for preliminary hearing of the matter in Justice C. H. Ostwink- Ic's court and was bound over to the September term of district court. Bond, set at $50. was furnished. According to the sheriff, the boy took the auto from the lot of Hazelhoff Motor Co. at Swea City sometime during the night, Monday, July 11. The theft wasn't discovered by the garage until the following 'Saturday, when it was reported to Lindhorst. Young Gist drove the vehicle to DOS Moines and parked it along a river, hidden in high weeds. He stayed in Des Moines until Saturday, and leaving the auto there, hitched a ride back to Bancroft. Following his ^prehension by the sheriff, Gist' admiled hiking a small amount of money from the garage office. The auto was found by DCS Moines police and impounded there until it could be picked up by the Swea City firm. Two other area youths, both 18 years old, Edwin Dumstorf, Bancroft, and Kenneth Busch, Algona, were bound over to district court by Justice Ostwinklo following a preliminary hearing on larceny charges during tho week. The pair was charged with taking tools from two area farms and later selling them to a Britt garage. Sheriff Lindhorst also took the two to DCS Moines for lie detector tests and they admitted four other area thefts while being questioned there. A few of the tools sold by the boys to the Britt garage were recovered by the sheriff. Bond for each was set at $500 and was furnished. Townships Pick Five ASC Leaders Each For '60-61 parently got way and headed for a chat with Leonard Olson or Beecher Lane down the street. Wes reported one of the busiest days in the history of the promotion as he sat on a new davenport inside the store and rubbed his swollen feet at day's end. In the center, a trio of odd-balls from the Coast-To-Coast store •pause for a moment and show off their costumes. Jim Kelley, left, drew plenty of laughs for his "grandmother" getup, while Ed Wolf, store owner, center, Who played the part of a "whistling wolf" probably had the poorest-fitting suit seen in many a day. Truman Shackelford, right, didn't miss looking like Emmet Kelly very far, except he displayed a constant smile. ' And Monday, following the two'big days, it was back to business (and dress) as usual in Algona. (UDM Newsfoto-Engraving). Widow Of Local Doctor Passes; Funeral Held Funeral services for Mrs Bertha M. Cretziueyer, 70, well- known Algona lady, were held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Cecelia's Catholic church here. Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiated and burial was at Calvary cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was,in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers at the rites were Wade Hansen, Richard Post, Dr. Karl Hoffman, John Kohlhaas, John Thuente and Merle Moxley. Mrs. Cretzmeyer died Wednesday evening at her home here. She had been in failing health for several years, and was the widow of Dr. C. H. Cretzmeyer. widely-known physician who died several years ago. Bertha Mae Henry, daughter of Aaron and Elsa Ackton Henry, was born April 8, 1890 at Oskaloosa. She was a well-known musician and prior to her marriage taught piano here and was organist at the First Methodist chUrch. Mrs. Cretzmeyer was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Bel Canto and the Delphian Society Her husband was chief of staff at St. Ann hospital and practiced medicine for 50 years before his death in 1957. Mrs. Cretzmeyer is survived by a daughter, Jane Cretzmeyer, Algona; a son, Dr. Charles H- Cretzmeyer, Philadelphia, Penn.; and a grandchild. She was long one of Algona's social leaders and was very active in many organizations. Two Break-Ins Discovered Here Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was called >to investigate a pair of break-ins here Saturday morning. • For the third time this summer and the second time in slightly more than a week, the Starlite Drive-In theater east of town was broken into. This time, culprits threw a rock through a window of the- concession stand, removed a window frame and took an uridetermied amount of merchandise. The theft occurred sometime after the theater closed Friday night and it was discovered by theater employee Carl Slutter when he opened the place Saturday morning. The Diagonal Cafe was entered the same night. After gaining entrance through a back window, the thieves took 24 cartons of cigarettes and some small change. 3 Intoxicated Three men were charged with intoxication in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court during the week. They were Forest Anderson, Greene, Lawrence Schiltz, Bancroft, and Pearle Coughran, Cedar Falls. Anderson ana Schiltz were each fined $15 and costs, while Coughran 'was sentenced to five days in jail and ordered to leave town. Andrew S. R. Baylor, Algona, Dies; Rites Thursday Funeral services for Samuel R. Baylor, 74, resident of Algona for the past 31 years, will be held in St. Cecelia's Catholic church at 10 a.m. Thursday, with Msgr. P. P., Gearen officiating. Burial will follow at Calvery cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home is in charg'e qf arrangements. Mr. Baylor, who had suffered from a heart condition, died at his home here Monday evening. Born at Exira, he was a son of William and Dora Dutler Baylor. He came to Algona in'March, 1929. He' was married to Louisa Roth April 2,'I5*u7 at Exira. Besides his wife, Mr. Baylor is survived by three daughters, Dorothy (Mrs. Leo Mergen), Algona, Gertrude (Mrs. Dwight Culp), Dearborn, Mich., ana Gladys (Mrs. Jack Kohmescher), Wayne, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Marie Spoo; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A daughter preceded him in death. Injured In Texa* Bancroft — Mr and Mrs Harold Wilhelmi left Friday for Texas when they recieved word their son Bobby was seriously injured in a car accident. He is City Speed Tape Brings Action In Mayor Court Use of the city's speed tape resulted in several speeding fines in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court this week. Roger L. St. John, Francis C. Kisch and Thomas F. Macumber, Algona, each paid N $5 and costs; Maradee Lenz, Algona, paid $6 and costs; James J Patterson Des Moines, paid $11 and costs and Lyle H. Loebach, Whittemore, paid $5 and costs foi speeding. Edith M. Huisinga, Titonka was fined $10 - and costs for failing to have control of hei vehicle; Charles F. Baker, Whit temore, paid $5 and costs, care less.driving; Maynard V. Shack elford, Algona, paid $5 and costs vehicle,out of control; and Mur D. Walker, Algona, was fined $5 and costs, careless driving (sus pended), in other cases Whiftemore Has Legion Election Officers for the coming yea were elected at the July meet ing of the Seely-Walsh Post 42 of the American Legion at Whit temore. They are: Commandei Kenneth Farrell; adjutant, Ed ward P. Farrell; secretary treasurer, Lester Fuchsen; Is vice-commander, Marion Hyink 2nd vice*comander, Leo J. El bert; chaplain, Louis Studer service officer, Bob Gengler historian, Ray Betts; sergeant at-arms, Hay Betts; executiv Huff, Wesley, was fined $5 and in the Army and stationed in committee, Leonard Elbert, Le costs for blocking traffic. Texas. Morman. than is being spent in 1960, ac- ording to Leo Immerfall, county issessor. He said that 1961 is a •eal estate assessment year (once very four years) and extra expenses are anticipated as a r«- sult. Also- included in the proposed 1961 budget arc salary aises for all office personnel. The proposed County Board of education budget is $4,959 more han was spent in 1959. The County Extension Council, which is the governing body for the county extension and home economist activities, is asking $2,159 more for 1961 than was spent in 1959. Actual expenditures for each of these units for 1960 has of course not yet been totally tabulated. Prepare City, County Budgets Algona's city council was to meet this week, with the proposed budget as one of the major items of business. It will be published with time of hearing after council approval. County Auditor Marc Moore said that the county's budget was now being prepared and he anticipated the annual hearing would come sometime' in the first half of August. Result of the annual ASC community elections, held in all townships of Kossuth county, July 14-, were reported this week by the county ASC office. The newly elected chairmen and vice chairmen of the community committees will automatically serve as delegates .and alternate delegates to the county ASC convention which will be held at Algona on July,,; 30. . .The principal' of' ;the convention will be trie selection of a county ASC committee chairman, vice chairman, regular mem-, ber and two alternate members. The official one-year terms of newly elected county and community committeemen will begin on August 1. A complete list of newly elected community committeemen follows: BUFFALO — Arthur Rode, Ch % — Donald G. Budlong, Edward Brandt, Ted DeBoer, and Clark Miller. BURT — Russell Patterson, Ch. — O. T. Cherland, Fred Davis, Ralph Thompson, Bernard Tigges. CRESCO — Ralph Morgan, Ch. — John P. Simon, Robert Deal, Arthur Gade, Kenneth Roethler. EAGLE — Walter Hans, Ch. — Everet Thorson, Warren Brones, William R. Phelps, Junior H. Ellis. FENTON — John Munch, Ch. — Clair Bellinger, Robert Schmidt, Jr., Harry Haase, Harold Wehrspan. GARFIELD — B. J. Anliker, RAMSEY — Ray Hellman, Ch., — Donald Degen, Leander Vaske, Edmund C. Vaske, Russell E. Winter. RIVERDALE — Bernard Thilges, Ch., — Hubert O'Brien, Clarence Bormann, Anton t Becker, John Capesius. SENECA — Claude Johnson, Chr., — Charles Osborn, Lyle England, Herbert Krause, Henry Looft. SHERMAN• Carl.E. Swanspn, Ch., — Robert Bormann, Charles K. Hanselman, Harry Naffziger, Ernest M. Gales. SPRINGFIELD — Elmer Anderson, Ch., — Ted Green, Melvin Logemann, Frank Rotterman, Maurice E. Keil. . SWEA — Eugene'Peterson, Ch., — Bernard Verbrugge, Elvin Swanson, Glenn Olson, H. F. Irmiter. UNION — Kenneth Strayer, Ch., — William Dodds, Robert M. Loss, Joe T. King, Peter N. Erpelding. WESLEY — Andrew Reising, Ch., — Geo. Detmering, Joe Goetz, Robert Bolenius, Vincent Cruise. WHITTEMORE — Garman Adams, Ch., — Ervin Ge'rber, Paul Ludwig, Ed. J. Besch, Ray Elbert. Ch. Clinton Stetzel, Clair L. Wedding Licenses Five licenses to wed were issued at the county clerk's office this week. They went to: July 13 — Robert Anderson and Darlyne Urbanich, Hopkins, Minn. July 15 — Jack Burge and Elizabeth Welp, Omaha, Nebr., Donald Jordison and Joan Christensen, Fort Dodge; Elmer A. Schneider, Bancroft, and Colleen Farrell, Whittemore. July 18 — Gerald Heetland and Donna Hippen, Lakota. Bad Check Sentence R. E. Bordwell, 27, Livermore, was sentenced to not more than seven years in the Fort Madison penitentiary, last week in Mason City, on a plea of guilty to a charge of writing a false check. At the time of his arrest Bordwell was on parole from the men's reformatory at Anamosa on a similar charge. Reding, Edw. P. Kemna, Harvey Buenger. GERMAN — Evert Sleper, Ch. - Albert Sleper, John S. Rippentrop, ' Eugene Beenken, Vernon Ricklefs. GRANT — Leon McCoy, Ch., — Leslie W. Mino, Morris Quam, Vern E. Anderson, Arlo Krumwiede. GREENWOOD — Joseph F. Fangman, Ch., — Leander Menke, Marvin Vaske, Erwin Heldorfer, Leroy Schiltz. HARRISON — Andrew C. Hanson,, Ch., — Marvin Simons- meier, Richard M. Anderson, Elmer H. Kollasch, Sam Link. HEBRON — Edwin Naumann Ch., — Buryl Berg, Swen Larsen Harm Davids, Hugo Melz. IRVINGTON — Robert Mayer Ch., — F. H. Froehlich, Loren Larson, Lyle Raney, Arthur Ben schoter. LEDYARD — Arlowe C. Blome Ch., — Ted Thilges, Joseph R Berschman, Ervin Klinksiek, Bur dette Hoeppner. LINCOLN — Menno Limberg Ch., — Luverne J. Risius, Elmei Haas, Harold Olthoff, Fred Rad maker. * LOTTS CREEK — Wayne Gade Ch., — William Hannover, Orville Muller, Ralph Walker, Melvin Pompe. Lu VERNE — Edwin Marty, Ch., — W. Raymond Legler, Norman E. Chambers, John Voss Jr., Albert Fish. PLUM CREEK — Ronald Gardner, Ch., — Harold E. Bode, Walter Campney, Dixon Young, Raymond Beamish. PORTLAND — Harold Presthus, Ch., — r Ralph W. Carlson, Rog>? er Scott, Wilbur Spear, flpllo Moore. PRAIRIE — Geo. B, Ch., Dan F. Froehlich, Donovan S. Studer, Phillip Studer, Raymond Steven. Former Algona Woman Buried At Armstrong Funeral services ' were held Tuesday for Mrs." Tage (Sena) Jensen, • 50, who died Saturday of cancer at the Fairmont- Community hospital. Mrs. Jensen had been hospitalized since May 30 and underwent surgery July 5 for cancer. Family services were held at 12:30 Tuesday at Swea City Immanuel Lutheran church. Public services were at 1 p.m. with Rev. Leroy Pillman officiating. Burial was at the Riverview cemetery, Algona. She was born Dec. 23, 1909 to Mr. and Mrs, Christ Nielsen of Algona and attended Algona schools. At Fort Dodge she married Tage Jensen Nov. 18, 1935. The Jensens ' lived in Algonn, where Mr. Jensen was a carpenter until 1949 when they moved to Armstrong. Survivors include her husband; three brothers and four sisters, including Mrs. Harry Boekelman, Algona. A son, Mark, died in 1943 at the age of two and a hnlf. A Infant Passes Graveside rites for Kolleen Kain, infant daughter of the Rlc* hard Kains of Algona, will b9 held tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9 a.m. at Calvary cemetery her<t with Msgr. P, p. Gearen of*M»t* ing. Hamilton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The Uttte girl, who was born several week* ago, died (Tuesday) Mason pity, early this it Park

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