The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 19, 1960 · Page 15
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 19, 1960
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X -/ . Dept. of filatory and Des Moines 19, Iowa IOWA, TUESDAY, JULY 19, 1960 2 SECTIONS - 14 PAGES Tax Raise By HUBS Waller One big political convewlloft "< Passed into history; a smaiie* -.p; begins this week in Des ~™ e V^! h f big one noxt i, C /I Mga ' • • between ^all citizens will have full "-ity to find things with . agree and disagree, to i,7u,"* W! pride or condemn with scorn. / , * * • * ' For one Algona man, it meant ?Mi ymg *u UpJ ' 1 , ater than USual 'W follow the <d6ings at Los Angeles. Charles. B, Murtagh, 40 years ago, attended his first national Democratic convehtfon, at 1 Sart Francisco, when' Co* was nominated, for president and FDR ""•vice president (and later defeated). The facilities of T-V enabled the Algona banker to follow the activities of the party ot his • choice in a comfortable chair, 40 years later. • « * But the first national political convention had an assortment of predictions and sage comments £ r ° m the press dnd 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 slip on the "second a,nd lose out altogether on the third or fdurth ... 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 elected he will name a secretary of agriculture from the middle west . . .Truman will not attend the convention; Truman WILL attend the convention; Truman WILL NOT attend » .*. *" Kennedy's father "exerts terrific pressure over him" - Jack Kennedy and his father differ i of ten ton major issues especially I Grandma Get Laugh* Aplenty Jieated* debate ,. v. ,the a »**a& sthe Mm- T - ivjfv,r,5w?.« vv v "1?^ homes, o which three "belonged, to neigh bors" ... it is a 1000 to 1 be that Johnson will, not accep second place \ on the ticket . . the convention is "rigged" - Kennedy won the nomination because he entered every primary that existed in any state and was an-'open and avowed candidate for aver six months before the convention opened the Kennedy campaign cost seven million - Senator Kennedy estimated that his'campaign had •rost somewhere in the neighborhood of $250,000 the vice presidential nomination will go to Stuart' Symington or Senator Jackson of Washington Johnson named candidate • for vice president. - • * * * But not all political , 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 Chowden and Noisemaking Society: "Los, Angeles and Chicago are 'not . alpne this summer", when it comes to 'the fieree,> vjqjous infighting that is characteristic of political conventions; i Jifet v as the,',Demo< crats and Republicans have 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 As usual. Ridiculous Days in Algona. held Friday and Saturday ° made his rounds and came up with the shots shown above -„--. by his otatoes left off. who took over where a bunch of mq ' m "" yeais ago - Q=™' - VV •u"V""k wore his lon S Johns, swimming Sam s hat, while Theo was all decked out in togs Widow Of Local Doctor Passes; Funeral Held Funeral services for Mrs Bertha M. Cretzmeyer, 70, well- known Algona lady, were held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in St Cecelia's Catholic church here. jrom au over me east side have I ™ s ^ r - **• P- Gearen officiated and vied to become the eighth Active ,""? 1 , was at Calvary cemetery. Momhnn MCCullmiPn'a 1?t1na^n1 /I! 1i '£ ower left, Phil Diamond is shown as he delivers another oarka "with U ab ° Ut 9 1- degrees) to an an ^ ous customer Thl ^ ° nce was - —ed as Bartlett,, owner'of'Foster's furniture store wraa ^.S City, County Estimates Are In Preparation The first in a series of budge hearings on various proposec county expenditures for-the year 1961 will begin Monday, July 25 when the hearing on the pro posed budget for the Kossuth County Assessor takes place a 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 are in the process of preparation and will be presented shortly. The first four budget hearings concerning county taxpayers and Algona school district taxpayers, are slated as follows: July 25, 2 p.m., court house Kossuth County Assessor's budget. Aug. 1, 8 p.m., court house County Board of Education bud get. Aug 2, 7:30 p.m., Algona Com munily school district budget Algona high school, Aug. 3. 8 p.m. Kossuth Exlen sion Council budget. Farm Bur eau building, Algona. All except the Algona schoo district budget affect,all countj taxpayers. Individual toSvns in the Kossuth county area, ano other area school districts either have or will shortly publish thei annual budget notices with;placi and time for public hearing, On the basis' of'the four pro Charge Bancroft Youth Following Auto Theft A Bancroft youth, Jerry Gist 19, was arrested by Sherif Ralph Lindhorst between Bur and Bancroft at 7 p.m. Saturday and charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. He later appearec for preliminary 'hearing of the matter in Justice C. H. Ostwink- le's court and was bound over to the September term of district court. Bond, set at $50, was furn- shed. According to the sheriff, the boy took the auto from the lot of Hazelhoff Motor Co. at Swea 2ity sometime during the night, Monday, July. 11. The theft wasn't discovered by the, garage the .following Saturday, when it was reported to Lind- lorst. Young Gist drove the vehicle o Des Moines and parked it long a river, hidden in high weeds. He stayed in Des Moines until Saturday, and leaving the auto there, hitched a ride back to Bancroft. , ,. posed budgets listed above,,'witl hearing dates set, a: tptal increasi . of ,. close to' $50,000 'In-expendi tures, for' the • cornln'gf year' Is • tit o posed. l , School Jump $35,000 ; The largest of these is the Algona school district, which proposes another increase in expenditures, for the 1960-61 fiscal year of $35,585 more than was the case for the 1959-60 fiscal year. Roughly about half of this vould come in the annual salary aises for the teaching and administrative staff. The budget proposed for the .ossuth County Assessor's office s about $5,500 more for 1961 Member. "The convention was held this past week, at the Plantation, McCullough's Funeral Chapel wqs in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers at the rites were Hansen, Richard Post, Dr Angry charges that the baWmg ££* «$"«• »«*•* Post Dr was rigged and countercharges Sfi £, m * ' John Kohlhaas, that sectionalism had reared its John Thue "te and Merle Moxley. ugly head (this by the campaign , Mrs - Cretzmeyer died Wednes- manager of one young matron S? y evenin e at her home here, who lived a bit west of most of She had been >n failing health the' others) marked the event. fo . r se veral years, and was the Even sex (blush) became a fac- widow of Dr. C, H. Cretzmeyer. tor when one delegate attempted 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 prjor 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 to nominate a gentleman .,,.,,„ 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 charmed everyone present with her acceptance speech." / 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 • undetermied amount of *-•'-"—»» vi*<tv*v4**^ \j± 4I1C1 * chandise. 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 enter ed the ^ame night. After gain ing entrance through a back window, the thieves took 24' car tons of cigarettes and some smal 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, Cedar and Pearle Coughran, Falls. Anderson —-— *-**v«^.»0v*< <auu Schiltz were each fined $15 and costs, while Coughran was sentenced to five days in jail and w d M re n, to , leave town - Andrew Huff, Wesley, was fined $5 and «+ u« costs for blocking traffip. « Texas S.R.Baylor, Algona, Dies; Rites Thursday Funeral services f,or, Samuel R Baylor, 74, resident of Algona for the past 31 years, will be held m St. Cecelia's Catholic church at 10 a.m. Thursday, with Msgr P. P. Gearen officiating Burial will follow at £alvery cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home is i n charge of arrangements. . Mr. Baylor, who had suffered trom a heart condition, died at nis home here Monday evening. Born at Exira, he was a son Qf Wjlham and Dora Dutler Bay- io r o 0H « canie to Algona in March, 1929. He was married to Louisa Roth April 2, Iau7 at Exira. Besides his wife, Mr. Baylor is survived by three daughters, Dorothy (Mrs. Leq Mergen), Al- go " a ' Gertrude (Mrs. Dwight t-ulp), Dearborn, Mich., and Gladys (Mrs. Jack Kohmescher) Wayne, Mich.; a sister, Mrs Marie Spoo; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A daughter preceded him in death. City Speed Tape Brings Action In Mayor Court Use of tne 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 $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 for speeding. EdUh M". Huisinga, Titonka, was fined $10 and costs for 'ailing to have control of her vehicle; Charles F. Baker, Whitemore, paid $5 and costs, care- ess driving; Maynard V. Shack- han is being spent in 1960, ac cording to Leo Immerfall, count} assessor. He said, that 1961 is i real estate assessment year (one every four years) and extra ex penses are anticipated as a ra suit. Also included in the' pro posed 1961 budget are salary raises for all office personnel. The proposed County Board of Education budget is $4,959 more than 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 Following his apprehension by the sheriff, Gist admited taking a small amount of money from the garage office;, • The auto was found by Des Moines police, and impounded ihefe until it cAuld 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 OstwinklP following a. preliminary hearing on larceny charges during the 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 Des Moines for lie detector tests and they admit:ed four other: area thefts while being questioned there, A few of the tools sold by he boys to the Britt garage were recovered \by the sheriff. ' Bond for'each was set at $500 ind was,"furnished. Townships Pick Five ASC Leaders Each For '60-61 Result of the annual ASC community, elections? held townships . of Kossuth county, -_ -"*-.- . ~* * »w.3.j u LJ * uuumy, 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 al— ---- :»***"-«.• w- MIC uuuiiiy ASC convention which will be • held at Algona; on July 30. '«.,. The principal business, of.-, the v , be the: selectio .•.. -of a--couhty. cn man, vice chairman, regular mem £u and two alternate members The official one-year terms o newly elected county and com munity committeemen will begin on August 1. A complete list o newly elected community com mitteemen follows: BUFFALO — Arthur 'Rode, Ch — Donald G. .Budlong, Edward Brandt, Ted DeBoer, and Clark Miller. BURT — Russell Patterson, -h. — O. T. Cherland, Fred Davis Tigges! council approval. County Auditor Marc Moore said that the county's budget was now being prepared and he an- .icipated the annual would come sometime first half of August. hearing in the CRESCO — Ralph Morganfch. — John P. Simon, Robert Deal, Arthur Gade, Kenneth Roethler EAGLE — Walter Hans, Ch. — Eyeret Thorson, Warren Brones, William R. Phelps, Junior H Ellis. FENTON — John Munch, Ch. — Clair Bellinger, Robert Schmidt, Jr., Harry Haase, Harol Wehrspan. GARFIELD _ B. J. Anlike: Ch. — Clinton Stetzel, 1 'Clair L Reding, Edw. P. Kemna, Harve Buenger. GERMAN —. Evert Sleper, Cl — Albert Sleper, John S. Rippen trop, Eugene Beenken, Vernoi Ricklefs. GRANT — Leon McCoy, Ch — Leslie W. Mino, Morris Quam Vern E. Anderson, Arlo Krum wiede. GREENWOOD — Joseph F Tangman, Ch., — Leander Menke Marvin Vaske, Erwin Heldorfer RAMSEY - Ray Hellman, Ch:, — Donal d Degen, Leander Vaske Edmund C. Vaske, Russell E Winter. RIVERDALE — Bernard Thilges, Ch.,— Hubert O'Brien, Clarence Bormann, Anton Becker, John Capesius. SENECA — Claude Johnson, Cnr., — Charles Osborn, Lyle. England, Herbert Krause, Henry Looft. , ' SHERMAN — CarlE^Swanson,' Ch.,. *— Robert Bormann, Charles Ki Hanselman,,,.Harry J Naffziger, Ernest M. Gales. SPRINGFIELD — Elmer Anderson, Ch., — Ted Green,'Melvin Logemann, Frank Rotterma'nT Mfeurice E. Keil. SWEA — Eugene Peterson, Ch., — Bernard Verbrugge, Elvin Swanson, Glenn Olson, H. F. [rmiter. UNION — Kenneth Strayer, Ch., — William. Dodds, Robert M. Loss, Joe T. King, Peter N. Er- jelding. WESLEY — Andrew Reising, ti., — Geo. Detmering, Joe Goetz, Robert Bolenius, Vincent Cruis,e.« WHITTEMORE — Carman Adams, Ch., — Ervin Gerber, 3 uul Ludwig, Ed. J. Besch, Ray Elbert. -eroy Schiltz. HARRISON — Andrew C Hanson, Ch., — Marvin Simons- Wedding Licenses Five licenses to wed were is- r ' ~c* i •>»«^»»M«v* y, uii<xi.<v~ » • »*, ** v. v.»lotij nj VVCU WcFC 1S~ •Iford, Algona, paid $5 and costs, I sued at the county clerk's office 'chicle out of control; and Mur * ui " '• ""-— • • D. Walker, Algona, was fined $ Injured In Texas w Mr and Mrs Hart«. ar- old Wilhelmi- left Friday for Texas when they recieved word :heir son Bobby was seriously He is nd costs, careless driving (sus ended), in other cases ' Whittemore Has Legion Election Officers for the coming year were elected at the July meeting of ,the Seely-Walsh Post 425 of the American Legion at Whittemore. They are: Commander, Kenneth Farrell; adjutant, Edward P. Farrell; secretary- treasurer, Lester Fuchscn; 1st vice-commander, Marion Hyink; 2nd vice-comander, Leo J. Elbert; chaplain, service officer, historian, Ray Belts; Ray Betts = Louis Studer; Bob Gengler; sergeant- executive in committee, Leonard Elbert, Leo Morman. 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 senitentiary, last week in Mason City, on a plea of guilty to a charge of writing a false check. At the time of nls arrest Bordwell was on parole from the men's reformatory at Anamosa on a similar charge. HEBRON — Edwin Naumann Ch., — Buryl Berg, Swen Larsen larm Davids, Hugo Melz IRVINGTON — Robert Mayer Ch., — F. H. Froehlich, Loren Larson, Lyle Raney, Arthur Benschoter. t LED YARD.— Arlowe C. Blome Ch., - Ted Thilges, Joseph R. Berschman, Ervin Klinksiek, Burdette Hoeppner, LINCOLN — Menno Limberg Ch., — Luverne J. Risius, Elmer Haas, Harold Olthoff, Fred Rad- maker. LOTTS CREEK - Wayne Gade, Ch., — William Hannover Orville Muller, Ralph Walker, Melvin Pompe. LuVERNE — Edwin Marty, Ch , — W. Raymond Legler, Norman E. Chambers, John Voss Jr Albert Fish. PLUM CREEK - Ronald Gardner, Ch., — Harold E. Bode, Walt—' --«• «*v* «_i. jjvjvtc, TV alter Cumpney, Dixon Young, Raymond Beamish. PORTLAND - Harold Presthus, Ch., — Ralph W. Carlson, Roger Scott, Wilbur Spear, Rollo Moore. PRAIRIE - Geo. B. Kunkel, Ch., — Dan E. 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 Immanucl Lutheran church. Public services were at 1 p.m. with Rev. Leroy Pillman officiating. Burial was at the Riverview cemetery, Algona. She was born Uec. 23, 1909 to Mr. and Mrs. Christ Nielsen of Algona and attended Algona schools. At Fort Dodge she mar- •ied Tage Jensen Nov. 18, 1935. The Jensens lived in Algona, where Mr. Jensen was a carpen- er until 1949 when they moved o Armstrong. Survivors include her husband; hree brothers and four sisters, icluding Mrs. Harry Boekelman, Algona. A son, Mark, died in 1943 at the age of two and a half. Infant Passes Graveside rites for Kolleen Kain, infant daughter of the Richard Kains of Algona, will be , held tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9 a.m. at Calvary cemetery here with Msgr. P. p. Gearen officiating. Hamilton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The little girl, who was born several weeks ago, died (Tuesday) Mason City. early this at Park morning hospital,

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