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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 2, 1960
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. By Suss «' - „*"', * 7 Well, «6w lh« both polflicaj, conventions are 'out of v the' way one thing is ^el-tain. 1 The army had the'honor.-6f having the in. cumbcnt president; the, navy wil have tHe-.honor of .having thq next i ofte. Both • Kennedy and Nixon, served,fn that branch in WW 2. i- \ ' We were «6t at all surprised to see Algona^s .Torn Hutchison pic tured in the papers in connection with the GOP convention. Know- •ing Tom, it Would not .have surprised us to find ,nim on the speaker's platform -somewhere along the lino . ... he made it as a page for the Iowa 'delegation ... the 'Republicans 1 had the advantage of hindsight in their convention . . . after'Viewing thq Democratic gathering oh T-V, all GOP delegates were urged by special mesage to be very much aware of-the fact that T-V was covering the'event >, Newspapers had several inter i esting headlines in connection with ihe. Republican ; convention ... one, the-;Ghicago Tribunej didn't make delegates/happy with one that :read f : "Ike: Golfs With An Ear'" .Cocked ' Toward tha 'Congo, 11 ! Another said: (."Kennedy to Run iAgainSt. Nixonj Nixon tc Run Against Nikita." , To many. T-y::-Viewers and newspaper readers, Barry Gold-' water sounded : ;mo!>- like a true Republican,, ; .clearly . stating his , views andifbeliefs, ;and whether 'you agreed or disagreed' his position 1 was", clear without the usual double; talk ... Nixon was evidently unaware that the ca'm- erafolloweUl^irn' after he concluded his acceptance speech and, left the" speaker's platform.' As the minister giving the benedic- •tion wa? introduced,'.Nixon grabbed the chairman and sent'hlm back to the* speaker's platform to *dd -tflat the^benedlction speaker was also Nixon's pastor in Washington, and the VP then moved Dept. of Hietyry and Des Moinea 19, Iowa UV*foONA, IOWA," tUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1960 2 SECTIONS - 14 PAGES VOL. 97 - NO. 31 Fire Levels Algona Farm Buildings Gored By Bull, Farmer 17 Fractured Ribs 25, suffer- serious internal 1 injuries last ..,. was charged-and gored by a bull-in his about three miles mouth of Armstrong. 4 't. • h«9ill Was hot found for two hours afiet the attack by the enraged animal. ' . • He was taken 'jo Holy Family hospital in Estherville where he remained in a 'critical condition: ^ , The young farmer left the house, to bring in ihe cows. As,time passed and he did,not return, his wife became " twf m !^ an n^^ ed r fo £ • h ] m ;: in - *»» batn wiihouf. success. Tail .*"? cal l ed , Mrs Joh « Foihergill. a sister-in-law, of rural iHUtgsled.,'and she iand,her.husband wehi to George's tJlacs r^l.t? " l eBr< . ch ., b . e 9? n .f, Th «y fpund-the'injured man in the 5f«a £? a ^ ou ?i 9 &»//He;WJJ!f .conscious. Fotherglll's brother took him, to the Eslheryille hospital; • • t >. i St. Joe, Harrison, Seneca Win 4-H Demonstrations back ' into camera. range beside the preacHer, with bowed hear' ... to many, the brevity of President Eisenhower's appearance • in Chicago was cause for wonder. * »' • Both parties learned things . . . The Sports Arena where the Democrats met, dwarfs the International Amphitheatre where '.the ' Republicans met. Thus the sound spread out at Los Angeles, there were vacant seats in the gallery, and some delegations., were seated behind T-V platforms out of range of the podium . . . the GOP in a more compact area did not have these problems .... Also thirsty delegates in LA had to go a block to obtain inspiration; in' Chicago there were, several places right next door to the Amphitheatre. . . -t Iowa delegates 10 Chicago paid a $350 delegate fee for headquarters and hospitality rooms, alternates paid $175 , , . Democratic delegates were assessed $100 each for similar purposes alternates $50 ... while Governor Loveless was mentioned often as a possible vice presidential candidate, his intimates say that at no time was he under the impression he might actually gel the nomination, nor did he seek it. However, ( as u candidate for the U.S. Senate, cpnnecting his name with the possibiliy did no harm — nor is he expecting appointment as Secretary of Agriculture, if Kennedy should win. It is good food for cpmment, however, * . / > tt'i. "Sty Pictured, left lo right; Bernard Thilges. 1 (ExtensioJTSi Howard Kohlhaas and Kenneth Bormann of the St. Joe 4-tf club won top honors at the County 4-H Demonstration Contest at Burt, Monday, July 25, .with their presentation of "Is Your Tractor Fit 1 for Highway Operation." Ronnie Linde-of the Swea-Harrison club won runnerup honors on his demonstration "Something You, Need to Know." Howard and Kenneth and their club leader, Bernard Thilges of Bode, will- represent Kossuth County at the North Iowa Fair and' Iowa State Fair demonstration contest. Ronnie and his leader, Cecil Thoreson of Swea City, will represent the county at the State Fair. Vemon Wilberg and James One thing, for certain, which ever man wins, there will be a very pretty "ficst lady" in the White House . . .(and for the first time in years, the unusual sounds of children's voices in. the edifice on Pennsylvania Ave. Minnesota seemed to have a Key position at both conventions — Freernan and McCarthy at LA, Judd in Chicago. * » • So, the die is cast and we are about to enter another major political scrap. StiH, as we look around the world, we are one of the few nations that seem able to enter and emerge from such a fray without tearing, ourselves completely apart. Look at Cuba, Korea, the Congo and others — all presumably democracies but unable to function in a fashion of free men* « « ' f amoui Us,* Wne ,- Clear Allies. Jensen of the Seneca club were ;hird place winners and will take part in the district demonstration :ontest at the Clay County Fair. They will be accompanied by ;heir leaders, Ray Bergum and toger Jensen. Eleven junior and ten senior demonstrations competed in the contest. Over 130 persons were in attendance. The junior contest was judged by Richard Kuecker, Cecil Thoreson and Robert C. Johnson, and the senior contest by Richard Campney of Burt. Pho'to — -'umvrEngravihg).' ribbon winners and their demonstrations were — Keith Waterbury and John Petersen, Grant, "Gopher Control;" Dale Wegener, Lotts Creek, "Gopher Control; 1 ' 1 David Wegener, Lotts Creek, "Window Repair;" Virgean Bierstedt and Diane Pompe, Lotts Creek, "Proper Way to Set a Table;" Mike Kain and Darwin Leek, Plum Creek, "Catch Pen;" Raymond & Nickie Erpelding, St. Joe,. ''Use Your Head and Save Your Back;" James, Bergum and Donald Hanisch, Seneca, "Do's and Don'ts of Ladder ^Safety;" Robyn Swanspn and' Petrea Thoreson, Swea-Harrison, "Let's Go on a Picnic;" and Mike and Ed Reilly, Union, "Gopher Control.' 1 R,ed ribbon winners and their demonstrations were" — Arnold Sachs, Agressive Lads, "A Feed Box for the Fair; 11 Marvin Rippentrop, Agressive Lads, "Safety on Step Ladders;" Jim Hartman and Dennis Uthof, Fenton, 'Artificial' Respiration;" St. Joe and Swea-Harrison Boys Win Co. Smoke Clouds Draw Hundreds From Hy. A flash-fire destroyed cally aJl of the out-buildings o: the farm of Mrs Carl Humphre; at the south edge of Algona 01 highway 169, then. burned 1 a few" holes in the roof of a barn owned! by Mel Kern, and located 'hund« reds of yards away from 1 thd Humphrey place, last Mondayl afterrtoon, \ . [ A large barn, corn crib, -chick 4 en house and small shed" 1 were, leveled at the Humphrey farm.' Billowing black ( smoke from the blaze could be seen for miles around ; according to onlookers^ who stopped- to, watch lobali fire-j men extinguish the • flames before; they crept to other buildings and] completely 'wiped out the farm.) The* blaze was discovered by, Mrs Humphrey, who told of the- fire later. I. looked outside from the, house," said Mrs Humphrey, "and noticed smoke coming from, the ba'rn. I 'asked two of my grandsons, David and Steven, to see if they could find put whai was wrong. When David looked toward the barn, the whole building was in 1 flames. He told me to call the fire- department, and ." did." . According to David, there waS< n't 'anything 'that could have been done to save the four buildings. The whole barn was en veloped in flames when, he stared toward the building, . grid it spread to other buildings iirn- mediately. ) . A plow, planter, cultivator, pitchforks and some small tools were stored -in the barn. •- The corn crib was empty, 'as was ijlie small shed, while the chicken house contained a .'separator, two chicken, feeder's rand: sitbnnJ 'win-: dowsife'Io there. A. gas barrel, located near one of the other buildings, bulged outward and tried to pop- its seams, but a stream of water kept it from doing so. The hot wind, which prevailed during the day, swept sparks up the ; steep hill north of Humphrey's and started grass fires between the Humphrey farm and the Mel Kern place.. Firemen had the Humphrey fire pretty well under control when Mr Kern discovered the roof of his barn on fire. Ervin Mittag Rites Are Held Here Saturday Funeral services for Ervin' Mil* tag, 47, Algona, were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Immanuel Lutheran church at Lotts Creek. Rev. G. J, C. Gerike of Trinity Lutheran church, Algona, officiated, and burial was at the Lotts Creek cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Lep and Robert Schmidt, W. M. Anderson, Donald Radig, Ryla,nd Phillips and Martin Ohm. Mr. Mittag died Wednesday, July 27, at St. Ann hospital following a two year illness. Ervin Mittag, son of Herman and Agnes Mittag, was born Jan. 8, 1913 at Lotts Creek- He never married. - After farming in the Lotts Creek areas, Mr. Mittag was employed at Ernie Williams John Deere here for the past 10 years. Survivors include - his father. Herman, AJgona, and three brothers, Hugo, Webb, and Ferdinand and Everett both of Des Moines. 4-H Demonstration Contest Neil and Mark Smith, Lakota Lads, 'Testing Farm Seeds;' David Rasmussen and Tom Lampe, Portland, .'Repairing Window Panes;" Paul Larsen and Charles Trunkhill, Portland, "Tractor Safety;" Pat Merron and Vernon Droessler, Ramsey, "Weed .Control;" Richard Olson, Swea-Harrison, "Know the Parts of Animals;" Robyn Swanson and Petrea Thoreson, Swea- Harrison, "Let's Go on a Picnic;" and Howard Thilges and James Pingel, Union,* "A Gate Project," Local friends of 4-H who provided lunch, ribbons and prize money for the contest were — Algona Dairy, Bancroft Cooperative Creamery, Wesley Cooperative • Creamery, Consolidated Cooperative Creameries, Whitte- moi-e; Swea City Cooperative Creamery, Tri-County Coop. Drying Association, W h i 11 emore; West Bend Cooperative Creamery, Titonka Cooperative Creamery, Germania Creamery Co., Lakota and Kossuth Dairy Quality Association. Use of a plastic garden hose by Mr Kern and his sons helped control the fire until one of the fire trucks could be transferred to the scene. Damage to the barn was slight. Damage at the Humphrey farm had not been estimated. : to press time today, but Mrs Humphrey stated the buildings were insured. Cause of the blaze could not be determined, either, at. least until the scene was studied. ' West Bend Lady SeeksjZ, Kossuth Group In Seed Plant Tour A group of Kossuth county men were among those who made an inspection trip recently to Pe- Kalb, 111. where they visited the research farm and department qf the DeKalb Agricultural Ass'n. All are area dealers. Heading the group from this area was E. L. Eichler of Hum- bpldt, district manager, and with him were Gene Hood, Algona; Homer Matthiesen, Fen ton; Clayton Angle, Swea City; Fred Richer, Ledyard; Peter C. Reding ot Bode; Rermit Fowler, Ottesen; and John Krull, Buffalo Center. Driver Charged After 3-Vehicle Crash Sunday Charges were filed against a Whittemore driver, Robert L. Russell, 17, following a mishap that involved a tractor and two autos at 4 p.m. Sunday. The accident occurred two miles south and three-fourths mile east of Whittemore on a gravel road. ratrolrnan Bill Tordoff, who investigated, charged Russell with failing to, yield one-half of the roadway. The auto driven by young Russell stalled. It was »eaded west at the time of the crash. A tractor, driven by Martin R. Duffy, 55, Whittemore, was headed east and stopped at the scene, when a car driven by William A. Besch, 17, Rodman, approached from the west, struck the rear of •the tractor and ricocheted into the Russell auto. Damages to the vehicles totaled more than $210. Undergoes Surgery Motley "*• Terry Kunkel, 8 year old son of Mr and Mrs Bernard Kunkel had surgery at Mercy hospital, Mason City, July 26. Seriously III Hurt » Mr and Mrs G. O. Mc- Farlancl received word this past week that the former's brother, Guy McFarland, was in a serious condition in an Osage hospital. Mr Mcyajrland suffered a heart A West Bend woman, Myrtle Zaugg, filed a petition in distrid court here this week, asking judgment for $2,OQO from the Employers Mutual Casualty Insurance Co. as a result of the death of her husband Jan. 2, 1960 while the latter was helping to fight a fire at West Bend. The petition claims Mr. Zaugg's death was accidental and ihat the insurance company had sold a blanket policy lo ihe West Bend Fire Department which would provide $2,000 for accidental death. . Mr. Zaugg succumbed during a $75,000 blaze at the Farmer's Elevator Co, soybean plant at West Bend. He was a contractor and had been wielding a hose in the battle against the fire. He was survived by his wife, a son and six daughters. The petition in the matter states, "David E. Zaugg, volunteer fireman, was called upon to fight a fire at West Bend, and while fighting the fire, met his death accidentally." Three account cases were also filed in district court. The Agricultural Mutual Insurance Asosciation seeks $74.85 for a hail insurance premium, penalty and interest overdue from Herman E. Buettner, Jr.; the Farm Service Co. asked for a writ of attachment and judgment from William C. Weltha for $727.20 merchandise; and Struec- ker Conoco Service seeks $108.63 for merchandise sold from Oct. 27, 1957 to June 24, 1959 from Leo Frideres. Take That... You Dirty Rat An Armstrong service station operator, LeRoy Opaal, shot up his own place of business last Thursday,.with a six-shooter, and- although the- law was -called, -no: auction, will be taken in court. A rat was Ihe cause of all the shooting. Opsal spotted ihe rodent at 8 a.m. and decided to take action. He grabbed his trusty six-shooter and fired, shattering a pop bottle. His second third and fourth shots also failed to hit the target. Shot number five' turned ihe trick and the rat was mortally wounded. Shot number six, fired in tm attempt io^ end the animal's misery, •missed and ripped into ihe coils of Opsal's ice cream freezer unit. It was flien thai Marshal Harry Hansen was called to the scene. He promptly disposed of the dead rat. A witness to the episode, Ray Sanders, watched the bailie from aiop Opsal's desk. Funeral Held, St. Joe, For Large Crowds At Grand Openings Large crowds atended grand openings of two Algona business places last weekend. Bud Robinson, owner of Robinson Construction Co., which moved into its new building east of Algona on highway 18., and Mrs. June Simpson, owner of the State Beauty Salon, which moved into new quarters in the Algona Hotel recently, reported hundreds of registrations received for prizes given away. The beauty shop grand Friday and opening was held the grand xipening of Robinson's new quarters was held Saturday. Mrs. Simpson announced winners of prizes as follows: grand prize, Mary Jean Hood, Algona; first prize, Mrs. James F. Devine; second prize, Kieanor Hutzell; third prize. Christine Spongberg; fourth and fifth prizes Mrs. Ann Fechner and Sharon Miller. Co. Budget For Education Is Okayed Monday The 1.0G1 budget estimate for the county board of education was approved following a public hearing at the courthouse Monday night. Only two persons attended the hearing. Total of the estimate is $37,173, or $4,959 higher than the year 1959 when the board didn't 'hire a full-time speech therapist. It is expected 1961 expenditures will be $997 higher than during the present year. Tax-wise, almost $1,000 less will come from taxpayers in 1961 than in 1960. A total of $27,815 was raised by taxes for 1960, while .the figure in the proposed budget for 1961 is $26,872. Several other budget hearings are slated during the coming week, beginning with the Algona Community School District hearing tonight (Tuesday), Aug. 2, at Algona high school at 7:30 p.m.; Kossuth County Extension Council at ihe Farm Bureau building, Aug. 3, 8 p.m.; Kossuth county budget, Aug. 8, 8 a.m.; and City of Algona, Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Flight Breakfast The Algona Flight /Breakfast, sponsored by the Kossuth Flying Club, will be held at the Algona airport Sunday, Aug. 21. In the past, planes have flown in from all over this area and huge crowds, have been served a fine breakfast. The public is welcome to attend the event. Breakfast will be served free to fly-ins, while the general public will be __ _ charged a small fee for the meal, any acreage allotments .. - -St. Joe -f-Fred'IJ!gr7?rSt. Joe retired farmer, died Tuesday morning, July 26 at a rest home in Humboldt where he had been a patient two weeks. A, requiem high mass was held in St. Joseph's Catholic church Thursday morning with Rev. Frank Illg, nephew, as celebrant. Burial was at St. Joseph's cemetery. Casket bearers were Joel Reding, John Reding,, John Wagner, Gary Friders, Franklin Wagner and Donald Becker. Hamilton Funeral Home of Algona in harge of arrangements. Fred Illg was born March 1 1883 at Winfield, 111., son of Joseph and Mary Illg, and came here with his parents when two years of age. On May 21, 1907 he was married to Margaret Kayscr lore in St. Joseph's church and farmed northwest of St. Joe until 9 years ago when they retired rom the farm and moved to St. Joe. i Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters and a son, 20 grandchildren and five great .grandchildren. The children are Mrs. George Wagner (Amelia) Mrs Harold Reding (Getrudc) Mrs Alfred Reding, (Helen) and Herman, all from here. One daughter, Adeline, proceeded him in death in 1941. His parents, three brothers and a sister also proceeded him in death. R. I. Anderson Named Chairman OfCounfyASC Richard I. Anderson, Grant townshin, was reelected chairman of the Kossnth county ASC committee at the annual convention n Algona Saturday, July 30 George W. Wolf, Lu Verne town- slim, was reelected vice-chairman cind Donald J. Bollig, Seneca ownship, was named third mem- ier of the county committee. lamed as first and second alternates of the county committee were Andrew. Reising, Wesley township, and Kenneth Strayer, Offer 2 Free Movies, August With school days less than a month away, two free "Back-To- Schbol" movies are being sponsored by some 40 local business "firms this 'month, at the Algon^ Theatre. ' t*';'' 1 "'" ' The first movie will foe offered • Frjdoy, Aug.<.12, witK. two shows, , the- first starting at->l •p.m. <Tha second free , movie is K offered Saturday, Apg. >• 27,'- with two shows, the first starling 1 at 1 p.m. also. Tickets may be obtained from any sponsoring merchants, who have window display cards indicating that they have tickets. Funeral For Mrs Elsbecker Held, Bancroft Bancroft — Funeral «iervicef for Mrs Elizabeth Elsbecker, 91 wore held Monday at 9:30 a.m. St. -John's Cuttiolic church, vhh Msgr. J. H. JJphultes officiating. Burial followed wt the church • cemetery and Garry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Gordon Foth, Donald, James and Dennis Els- hccker and David and Paul Bernhard, grandsons of the deceased. ' Mrs. Elsbecker, a longtime resident of Kossuth county, was born Aug. 5, 1868 at Chicago. She was married Feb. 3, 1891 at Dyc-rsville and the TSlsbeckers farmed near Bancroft until 1926, when they moved to town. Mr. Elsbocker preceded his wife in death. Survivors include two sons, Albert and Leo, Bancroft; four daughters, Ella (Mrs. Maurice Bernhard)) and Celista (Mrs. Raymond Wolf), Bancroft, Molly (Mrs. George Foth), Livermore" and Alga (Mrs. LeRoy Reinart, Glidden; and 19 grandchildren. Union township. The committeemen and alterntaes were elected for one-year terms beginning Monday, Aug. 1, and are experienced farmers who are familiar with ASC activities in the county. As committeemen, they will be responsible for direction on the county level of government farm programs dealing with commodity price supports, wool incentive payments, grain storage, cost- sharing conservation, the soil bank conservation reserve and Results Count! An Algona man, Bob Parrish, who is being transferred to Des Moines by his company, is a firm believer in classified ads in The Algona Upper Des Moines, following his experience last wek. He placed the following ad: FOR SALE — 3-bedroom four level home including large family room at 114 S. Main St. Owner being transferred. R. E. Parrish CV 4-2842. And the windiip to the story — Mr and Mrs Parrish sold their home Thursday, less than two days after it appeared in the July 26 issue of this newspaper. Yessire, classified ads in the UDM GETS RESULTS.

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