The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 16, 1960 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 16, 1960
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Dept. of Hij&ory and Des Moinee 19. Iowa SECTIONS - U PASES Piu. t Page Tabloid favorites T& Appear AiFaiA jjEBiggii^ga^ftj^^,— a -Lu*j t -^^.a' J .._^.^.. JJ , J< .^_jtt^ a _ J ^A...^4^.... J . < ,.i^.. .„_.-,.. .*.._ • \_ _ _,',. _ ., _ . , fc .* ... *• An RuM Waller J ,« « ' «- anliqufe , that collectors , rs would eoW 6rt, sight is in the possession xjMfes. George Butterfield of Slfrea : City/'So reports .Esther Charlotte Smith, also of Swea City. It is a - J hand-made walnut bed, elaborately ' carved (m<| Well over 125 years old. The bed, of several 'shades of' lovely hand-rubbed walnut, is built with a headboard thai reaches nearly, to the, celling' and js surmounted • with a canopy of .carved wood Insofar as Mrs. Butterfielc knows, the bed was made, in Wisconsin in about 1835 for the parents or .grandparents of the late E. V. Swotting, a prominent Algona attorney at the turn of the century. Through family connections the bed eventually found its way to theV favyea City home , » -•_#•' * •'-.:•_ .Our family ; vacation schedule this year concentrated on August, but •• in. a different way ... we took . it in short spasms rather than the usual.; week or two at one crack, a ''somewhat 'interesting change and less likely to develop boredom with the small fry .••'."•. one stop was at Ortonville, Minn., ,where a number ot years back we worked on the newspaper. The publisher then and now, Lem Kaercher, a member of the Minnesota state legislature, .has an interesting sideline. He has developed a "Hobo Soup" which is aoout to be canned by the Big Stone Canning Co. He has-had this soup as a favorite dish, developed,by himself, over the years. Finally, dem,'and reached the '-joint where he ,couldn!t begin to keep his friends supplied out of a kettle, and the canning deal began . . . he intends-to be at the Britt Hobo Convention, Aug. 23, to get some unusual testimonial from Knights of tlr "*- ' tap dancers, are again slated VOL 97 - NO. 33 at the Kossuth County Fair" A Talent Show State Fair Home .. -, -Je featured „„ the grandstand Wednesday evening indicated they will appear here. Talent Show »-. »,.. Set 1960 Corn Support At 98c Bushel Minimum At Jenkins, Minn., during a ' - r JTfijfPJJIPS n tA stop,,,, who,, sfapuid chance to also stop but Martin , Bleich, a former resident of• Ti- tohka 1 ; arid Dr: Torgerson, Titonka dentist. They were staying at the Callles cottage on Hay Lake near Jenkins . I . Mrs. Catherine Sorensen, former Algona and Lu- Verne resident, is still operating a fine, restful spot at Oak Grove Point Resort, north of Brainerd, Minn. Her daughter, Linda, is teaching this fall at Mason City, and Mrs. Sorensen will live with her after, the resort closes. * • • House boat trips are increasingly popular, especially so when the pilot lets you take the wheel. Our own youngsters had a big time on ttys Mississippi cruise near Brainerd ... the pilot said a couple of kids weren't too bad, but the'week before he had 22 Cub Scouts and THEY ALL had to steer I He got the house'boat back, intact, however, * «• * * • The Milwaukee Braves proved more hospitable to Julie Chris- chilles than they did to yours truly, and also John Hopkins and family who happened to be in Milwaukee at the same time . . . the Braves dropped both their The price of 1960-crop corn in Kossulh county will be supported at a minimum of 98c per bushel, R. I. Anderson of the county Agricultural Stabilization and'. Conservation Committee,' "•today. Thejocal rale -„_„_ >-* minimum national' average support rate of $1.06 wHich has been determined under the requirements contained in the Agricultural Act of 1958. / This minimum is determined well in advance of harvest oh lh,e basis of preliminary information, so that the price support program can get under way promptly at harvest time. The minimum rate may be increased ii the final 1960-crop corn support price as determined in October is higher. It will not be ^ reduced.:. As in the past, Mr. Anderson said, the price' support program for corn will be announced • carried out through loans on • 't ''^ ''rV- * arm , or ,'warehouse^stored ".•"WBd *on >**,. corn. ?and'*4hrouoh . mi^Ubea : c orn_?and'*4hrough - purchase agreements. These wfll "be available iro'm harvest time through May 31,, 1961 and will mature July 31, 1961. To be eligible for support, corn must grade No. 3 or 1 belter except that corn grading No! 4 because of .test weight only will also be eligible. Corn must meet certain moisture requirements and must also be in adequate storage. Detailed information is available at the county ASC Office. Wednesday and Thursday contests by one win - then Chris- chilles comes along the next two days & the Braves win 'em both . . . incidentally, there's a short change artist operating in one of the Braves ticket booths that owner Perini should eliminate ... He tried - unsuccessfully - to gyp us out of four bucks in a ticket sale . . . warning - don't eat over two sacks of those "salted in the shell" peanuts at one sitting. Down in the south part of Algona there is a new publishing enterprise, the Lynch & Mowers "Children's News." Thjs publication is being produced by Kevin, Ryan and Shannon Lynch, ana there are Rites Held For AlvinaTiede Af LuVerne Funeral services for Mrs. Al-r vina Wilhelmina Tiede 1 , a?, were held Thursday ai 1 p.m. at the Blake funeral home and at 2 p.m. in Zion Lutheran church at LuVerne. Rev. Allen Rudow and burial was in the LuVerne Doreen Mowers some choice neighborhood items and interviews, and a touch of politics, too. One issue contains this "Editor's Note" •, It Is my opinion that an Irishman is the Best Man! In the private interviews, Dr. N. J. Kelley is quoted as saving there will be no war before 1873 (which is good news) also, Olive Rosmann raises cemetery. Mrs. Tiede died Monday at the Wilfair rest home in Burt after several months'' illness. The former Alvina W, Struecker, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Struecker, she was born July 4, 1873, at Whittemore. She' married William Tiede March 11 1897, at Whittemore. Mr. Tiede died Feb. 22, 1947 Mrs Tiede is survived by one brother and two sisters, Herman Struecker of Fairmont, Minn., Mrs. Henry Kroeger of West Bend and Mrs. Mathilda Gingerich of Reading, Minn. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three* sisters. Mrs. Tiede was a charter member of the Lutheran Ladies' Aid society. Six Couples Wed Six wedding ,licenses were issued by County Clerk Alma Pearson here during the past week. They went to: Aug. 10 — James Goche and Carol Rustemier, Bancroft. Aug. 11 — William Lampright and Eileen Kollasch, Algona Aug. .12 — Richard Schultz, Amboy, Minn., and Geraldine King, Elmore. Aug. 13 — Elmer Alderdyce, Fayette, and Rita Walker, Swea City. Aug. 15 — Marvin Tigges, Burt, and Mary Arndorfer, Corwith; and Richard Elsbecker and Joyce McGuire,' Bancroft. • CharlesMiller *«' Funeral Held Here Monday A well-known ^Algona i, rnani Charles R. /Milerj 62,'.: was feiind dead Friday morningin;his366.i at,,the .Humboldt'i.CpiJBjty iFfifafe, combTnatibh'"'window' and • doof dealer, Mr Miller had an exhibit at the fair which closed Thursday night. He had apparently been packing tip when he suffered a heart attack. Funeral services for him were leld Monday afternoon . in McCullough's Funeral Chapel. Rev. I James Boyd, Congregational past or, officiated and burial was ii Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers at the . servic were Marlin and Donald Larsen John Scuffham, Wilbur Zeigler Lloyd Pool and Ray Alderson. Charles Richard Miljer Weeks Away Final preparations are now -bong made-Kere fof the opening of ill-.s,eho61s, public and parochial. School officials outlined plans for he first few days of the 1960*61 chool year this week. • . 'V_ »-;••» THe,Algona Community School, indergarten through twelfth grade, will open Wednesday, Aug. 31,at 9 a.m. Classes will be held all day and the hot lunch program is slated to be open at the Annex from that day on. also. Hot lunch prices will be $1.25 per week, grades one through six, and $1.50 per week, seventh through twelfth grades. According to Supt. ol B. Laing, allistudents in seventh grade and other pupils in grades ' eight through 12 who have not been prevjously, enrolled are asked to report af the principal's office at the high school building, between 9, a.m. and noon or 7 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. All new pupils ' kindergarten through sixth grade not previously enrolled, shoulc report their name, address, grade ;and other nece'ssary data at the superintendent's office at once. Beginning age for kindergarten students in the public school system is five years of age, on or before Oct. 15, 1980. A birth certificate for the child is required. Auto Races Feature Fair On Wednesday Good Weather For Opening Of I960 5how Clown With Stock Cars Both morning and afternoon kindergarten classes are to report'in the morning the first day. A total of 12 buses will transport rural- pupils to local public schools. .Parents on routes are being notified of the schedule which will serve their children. As in previous.years, school stop signs at congested intersections in town will be in place from 8 to 9:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Only pupils in fourth grade or above are entitled to ride bicycles to school and students' who 3riye ,autos to school.must leave them parked during classroom -ru'ntil. school is dismissed W3 born March 21, 1899 at ATgona to George and Katy Henry Miller He was married to Emma Nietzel He worked as a salesman in the area and for several years operated a lunch wagon at farm sales He is survived by his wife anc one sister, Mrs Jewel (Bertha) Larsen, of Algona. glads Doreen, one of the editors, lost her tooth at the lake, the News informs us also, Jimmy Abbott beats up Lynch and Mowers, and a brown thrush lives in the Abbott yard (a more peaceful note) "the trapeze show will open soon." Copies sell for 10 cents each, and are a collector's item . . . « * « Famous Last Line — The veil read eitisen ii the citfctn, Kossuth Entries At State Fair State Fair officials report a number of Kossuth county entries in the livestock competition. The fair opens in Des Moines, Aug. 36. Entered in the sheep competition are H. B. Seely* and Son of Algona and Wm. Fritz & Sons of Wesley, each with Columbias. In the swine division, entries have been received from James Erpelding, Algona, Poland China; Peter Erpelding and Sons, Algona, Berkshire; and W. J. Ste' wart, DHTQC, Burt Woman's Brother Burned In'ForestTire Burt — Mrs. Richard Lavrenz received word Friday that her brother, Sam Bredeson, was in a serious condition in a Billings, Montana hospital. Mr. Bredeson who~ operates a Bulldozer on large construction obs, was called upon Jo help ight a large forest fire in the Jillings area. He was overcome with smoke and taken seriously ill and hospitalized at Billings. Sunday Mrs. Lavrenz received word that her brother had suffered a heart attack and his condition is listed as critical. Fractures Collarbone Bancroft — Marsha Dudding, three year-old daughter of Mr and Mrs Gordan Dudding,^ fell while playing on the top of the car and fractured her collar bone. Barbershoppers Meet Kossuth County chorus of bargershop singers holds its first Fall practice tonight, August 16th, at 8 p.m. a i the Algona high school music room. The present members invite prospective .new members to come to any of the practices and consider joining in the fun and singing. There is no requirement .for 13 Are Fined In J.P. Court A total of 13 drivers were fined for a variety of traffic violations in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court this week. They were: Richard L. Peterson, Britt, $25, no control of car; Leo M. Arend, Algona, $5, no valid license; Lyle D. Laws, Algona, $6, Howard Eischen, LuVerne, $16, George E. Gade, Irvjngton, $26, L. G. Cink, Wesley, $6, Marvin G. Tigges, Burt, $6, Robert G. Walker, Ft. Dodge, $10, and Arthur R. Winkel, Algona, $10, night speeding; John Volk, Whittemore, $5, restricted license; Russell R. Parsons, Burt, $10, passing in no passing zone; Robert L. Russell, Whittemore $10, faulty equipment; and Wm J. Erpelding, Algona, $5, overload on registration, Costs were assessed in addition to fines. . Fees for textbooks and other supplies- run from $5 to $8 per year, depending on the grade the student is in. Information on ;roup insurance for students will be issued the first week of school. A comprehensive ad, which in- ludes all details of the local pubic school system will be found i today's UDM. . t ,. °f fender-bending stock' car races is slated to be featured Friday, Aug. 1,9,,at the Kossuth County Fair. Shagg Nasty well-known clown, and his donkey friend, shown here, will also be on hand at the races. . ' whin^ SP" 1 ^ 1 adde d feature will be a free pony, saddfe and bridle which will be given away the same afternoon. • A full field of cars, with veteran, drivers from Iowa and Minnesota, will be.on hand to provide plenty of .thrilling action. Willie Kluss, northwest mid-season point .champion, will be here and at, • . t — ——„». f«w**i v .witum^iiutif win WC XlCi. C CtiiU. UL" tempt to maintain his lead'over the other chauffeurs. (UDM Engraving). $i50-$2 M OOT«ke n j wo .Ca r Crash During Night From Laundromat GARRIGAN OPENS ON AUGUST 29 Garrigan high school will open its doors for its second year o classes beginning Aug. 29. ' . That's the day all freshmen and sophomores will report fo orientation. Juniors and senior wpl report the following day Aug. 30, then after a free daj Aug. 31, all will report Sept. : for regular class sessions. As far as is known, grade schools in 1 the five parishes which send high school students to Garrigan will also open Aug. 29 anc have a free day Aug. 31, ilegistration of all students at Si ecelia's, Algona, will be held ihis 'Sunday, Aug. 21, from 2 to 1000 At Free Movie Over 1,000 youngsters took advantage of the free movies last Friday afternoon at the Algona Theatre here, Manager Ray Langfitt "reports. There was a full house for the first show at ). p.m. and over 300 waiting to get in for the second show. Tickets are given free at some 40 local business firms, and a second free "Back-Tp-School" movie will be offered Saturday, Aug. 27, first show at 1 p.m. and second show at 3 p.m. musical training or experience; at I p.m. Bowling Tips Georgette DeRosa, top woman bowler from Chicago, will demonstrate the important factors of bowling at Hawkeye Lanes here next Monday, Aug. 22. According to-Art Ashton of Hawkeye, men «nd women are invited to attend the free clinic, which will begin 5 p.m. and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Students who attended Garri- ran during the 1959-60 school 'ear registered for attendance last pring and new students, includ- ng freshmen and others who have never attended school here, have ieen registering this summer. A otal enrollment of more than 340 tudents is expected. Transportation of all Garrigan tudents will be in five buses. The us which will serve Algona will perate on a pre-arranged sche- ule and others will stop at the ame time each school day at grade schools in the parishes to pick up high school students. Garrigan serves parishes from St. Cecelia's, St. Benedict, St Joseph's of Bode, St. Joseph's o Wesley and St. Michael's ot Whittemore. It was announced by Supt. Fr Francis Conway that all student participating in athletic programs at the school will be provided with transportation home following practice sessions. Practice schedules have been arranged so students will arrive home before 6 p.m. A break-in at a 24-hour laundromat, located on. South Phillips street here, is being investigated by local police and Deputy Sheriff Don Wood today. The break-ln was reported early-this morning (by Mr*.', Doyle Dailey, v Wife of the owner of the business, t ;.V-> !: '' ••' v,* Two coin-changliig machines were broken open by .the thief or thieves, and an. estimated $150 to $200 in small change stolen. Entrance to the building was easy, as the laundromat is open at all hours. , Coin tubes and change boxes from the two change machines were found on the floor where they were thrown after the lower portions of the machines were pried open with a pry bar or screw driver. Every possible lead in the case is. being studied. , . TL Injures I free Nearlakofa County Audit Report Received An audit of Kossuth county's books was completed recently by the office of the state auditor, and despite the fact 26 items of correction were found from the various county offices, the report was termed as good. Si* officers, the clerk, sheriff, county supt. of schools, county attorney, engineer and coroner, [ot a clean bill of goods from he state. Agnes Miller, Resident Here 58 Years, Dies Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Miller, '78, Algona resident foi nore than a half-century, were icld at 11 a.m. Saturday in St Cecelia's Catholic church, with Wsgr. P. P Gearen officiating Burial was at Calvary cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home was n charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Arnold El- >ert, Jr., Russell Fisher, Donald Bierstedt, Dixon Young, James Ichenck and Roger Hoover. Agnes Brennan, daughter of Idward and Mary Breen Brenan was born March 29, 1882 at Emmetsburg. She had resided In Algona since 1902 when she married Christian Miller Jan. 21 that year. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Miller was a charter member of the local C. D. of A. She entered St Ann hospital here July 7 and remained there until her death Aug. 10. She is survived by two daughters, Mary (Mrs. Arnold Elbert), Algona, and Laura (Mrs. Frank Wieskamp). Medford, Ore., two brothers, Lawrence and John Brennan, Emmetsburg, 18 grandchildren and 30 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in rteath by two children, Leo C. Miller who died Aug. 28, 1959 and one in infancy. Fhree, --persons;i suffered a var- .,. yif of 1 ; injuries in . ay'two-car Crash at the junction of highways Q ' n'rirl .1ftQ- -na'nW ••' T!nl»x4. M . et.-i*j__ 9. ., .^uay at 4 p.m.-None of the-lnju'red are from this, area. William H. Lewis, 42, Sioux Falls, S.D., driver of one of the vehicles, suffered a lacerated forehead and chest injuries: Mrs. Henry Lewis, 61, Sioux Fulls, a passenger in the William Lewis auto, suffered a compound fracture of the leg, 'lacerated forehead and possible skull fracture; and Minnie Ketchum, 71, Clarion, driver of the other auto, syffered ribs and scalp .wo fractured accretions. William Lewis and Mrs. Henry l.ewis were taken to a Mason City hospital and Mrs. Ketchum was taken to a Blue Earth, Minn, hospital. Their conditions were eportedly good Monday. According to Patrolman Dick 'edersen, who investigated th_ mishap, charges will be filed on Mrs Ketchum later tor making an improper turn in front of anolhci vehicle The Lewis auto was headed west on highway 9 and the Ketchum car, which had been headed cast, was turning north on highway 169 at the time of the crash. Damage to the Sioux Falls car was estimated at $600, while $300 damage resulted to the other auto. Golden Wedding Lone Rock — Mr and Mrs Claude Whitehill of Algona celebrated their 50th Wedding anniversary on Sunday in the home of Mr and Mrs Harold Angus near Algona. Mrs Maude Blanchard, a sister of Mr Whitehill, was given the honor of pouring. Those attending trom Lone Rock were Mr and Mrs Harlan Blanehard, Mr and Mrs Donald Blanchard, and Mr and Mrs Jesse Blanehard. Good weather greeted the opening of the 1960 Kossuth County '' Fair this morning, Tuesday, at the fairgrounds in Algona. Tuesday, was children's day with special privileges for the children, and the afternoon schedule called for a baseball ganie between the high school teams ' pf St. John's of Bancroft and Corwith-Wesley. The evening program is the first of Iwo appearances of the WSM Grand Old Opry from Nashville, Tenn., before the grandstand. . Judging Underway ' Judging also got underway this morning in all departments, livestock, Floral Hall exhibits, and 4-H girls exhibits. At 1 p.m. the sale of market swine and market lambs took place. But.Wednesday is to be a highlight day at the fair. Algona business firms will cjose in the afternoon. ' ' •••-•• Big Car auto races are on the afternoon program,. and in the evening a 19-act Home Talent Show is scheduled. Judging of beef; poultry and other exhibits will be, concluded this day also. " • Thursday, Friday Schedule Thursday will feature', the start of girls 4-H demonstration judging, and : also judging of open class swine and sheep. In the afternoon there will be a free baseball game ^between Lone Rock and Whjtteinore. . - " On the*evemhg show, Thursday, the KSM.Grand Old Opry show' ill'make its second- appearance. - • Friday, the fair's final day,''is •another bell ringer, starting with the big sale of- 4-H baby beef at 8:30 a.m. Big Machinery Exhibit Friday afternoon a full program of stock car races is scheduled in front of the grandstand. Final judging of 4-H demonstration teams will also take jlace, and in the evening the big Thrill Show is on tap. On the midway, Merriam's lides and Shows will entertain fair crowds, and all exhibit space elsewhere is booked solid. There is an outstanding array of machinery exhibits which will prove of great interest as many new machines for 1961 are being introduced. The same admission prices are prevailing this year as previously. Algona Budget For 1961 Passed There were no oral or written objections to passage of Algona's proposed budget of expenditures for 1961 filed during a meeting of the city council at the city hall Wednesday night, Aug. 10, so it was passed without dissent. While expenditures in 1961 are slated to be almost $200,000 higher than in I960, the difference in tax money needed is about $43,000. Major increases are foreseen in the street, debt service and parking meter funds. Street expenditures are expected to be about $14,000 higner than during he present year. There will be i9,000 more spent for debt ser- ice. Major decrease Is In the sanitation fund, where almost $10,000 less will be spent in 1961. Teen-Age Scrap-Car Crash Sky Watchers Many persons in this area got a real good lopk at Echo I, one of the latest eartn-circling satellites, Sunday night. Passes over this part of the world by the 1,000 mile high plastic balloon were noted shortly after 8 and 10 p.m. here. Its brilliance is greater than most of the stars, making it easy to spot on clear nights. . . if-* 0 r^ 88 }*^ * eena 9 e b °Y s suffered injuries in a combination fist fight-auto accident on Wesley's main street at 8:40 p.m. Monday. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood, who was called * li e u s j e "!'.v sta ^ - this Corning it had not been established if the injuries resulted from the fight or the mishap. It is probable charges wil be filled in the matter soon. Jerry Krieps, 16, and Keith Neuroth, 17. were the boys involved. u A1 ? cor , ding lo re P° r *s of the incident, the pair had quite a battle. Kneps then climbed into his car, apparently was going to drive away. •it_ A i te - r a P° ssi ble exchange of heated remarks, the car. with Krieps at the wheel and Neurolh clinging to the side ot the vehicle, jumped a curb, ran over a water tank and crashed into the side of a barber shop operated by Reese ' The building's west wall suffered considerable damage and some plaster was knocked off the inside wall. Damage to the building was estimated in excess of $100, while damage to the auto was estimated at $350. Krieps suffered a bruised chest, bruised right hand. skinned elbows and a bruised left eye and Neuroth suffered a bruised arm and knee abrasions. Both were treated by Dr. Paul Warner at. Weslev and released, According to local authorities, the auto mishap is on* of the strangest in recent history ia the county.

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