The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 23, 1960 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 23, 1960
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State HiBtoribal 9ooi*ty Iowa city," la. By Russ Waller • • * One local woman (hopper last week in Algona was somewhat startled in Harrison's as she went to check out, and Rose Arend handled the sale . . . the woman looked up, then exclaimed "but you just waited on me down at Graham's." Rose's twjn sister Christine, works si Graliums. i • • j « David Harner, 12, Swea Cily boy, got u real charge out of the Kossuth County Fair last Thursday. Ho grabbed hold of a live wire in un amusement tent. Two friends knocked, him loose, but he full and hit cement, cracking his arm in the full. The electric- shock failed to do any harm. • - » One youngster was an early visitor at the fair, while stands were being put up, etc. Chancing down into the carnival section, he asked for a job, at a kewpie doll stand. After numerous requests for the job the stand operator finally gave him one. and paid him 10 cents "just to st.and over there but of the way." • • • Glen Kollasch of Whittemore. employee of the Elbert Well Drilling firm, was drilling for water near Fonda, recently. He struck liquid, but it was black ... a sample has been sent to I state laboratory in an effort to determine just what it was. • • • On* local resident invested in one tomato plant earlier this summer, at a cost of 99 cents. It was his sole garden effort., Thus far he had nad 1 1 tomatoes off the plant, or 9 cents each, and is considerably elated with his success. Next year, he says, he might get two tomato plants. s » » • Overheard at a picnic, right after a fumbling male had drdp- ped a dish containing the beans: "WeH, she desegregated!"' ' 1 ' - • • • • * ' Mr and Mri Clarence Doubek and their 11 children from Algona were camping out last week at Iowa Lake. In about another six weeks, Mrs Doubek was expecting the stork on another visit. But the stork was reading his calendar wrong. Mrs Doubek realized that camping or no camping. something was about to happen The Doubeks were camping on the Robert Wegher property, and Mrs Wegner was called. She in turn called an Armstrong doctor who gave instructions, and Mrs Wegner returned to the Doubek camp and helped deliver a healthy six-pound boy in one of the Wegner's lakeshore cabins. The Doubeks are now home, all of them, all doing nicely. • • • Monday morning's Register contained a news account of an invention by a former Algona doctor; Dr. Robert Horton. now attached to the University of Minnesota staff. Seems Doc Horton devised a new portable type of baby's crib for home or car use . ... but if Doc Horton thinks he invented something, he should take in the after-lunch meeting of the Smoke Shop Inventors Club, consisting Monday of Chet Williams, Al Huenhold, Gene Murtagh and Overseers McFadden and Gillespie. New ideas on portable baby cribs? The boys were full of them. • • • MAIL BAG: From Copenhagen, May, Alfred and Sandy Schenck send greetings dated Aug 17: "The bicycle capital of the world" is Alfred's observation. "Tourists thickern hair on a dog" he adds. We haven't heard from Copenhagen since Carl Morck went there some years back. • • ' Evelyn Cady, author of Tidbits. recently asked the whereabouts of several old entertainers on WHO radio programs. Well, Woody Woods, the observing asst. resident manager of the station, sent us the answers. Zelda Scott is now Mrs Tom Chandler of Columbia, Mo. and a happy housewife. The Sbngfellows, like old soldiers, just faded away (it seems even singers grow older). Bill Austin is on the road fer the Baldwin Piano Co. in the south. west. • • • Speaking of rein, our nomination for the hard luck era of the year goes to the Kossuth County Fair .. the rain was welcome ._ but it struck shortly after noon on each' of the two "major attraction" days of the fair, Wednesday and Friday. ESTABLISHED 1863 ftntercd «• second clan matter «t the poitofflce *| Alfona, rowa. Nov. 1. IBM. undor Act of Confren of March 3, U7». ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1960 2 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES VOL. 97 - NO. 34 4-H Baby Beef Sale Brings $63,863 Charles Pattersons Wed 50 Years, Plan Open House Li»t Line • Let's tjuit talking poiW« end have "'" the event. No gifts, please. rnirn- r.,rrtn« £ « ho wil L b ? P«*enl arc Wendell Patterson, Chicago, Gardner Patterson, Princeton, N. J.; Genevieve (Mrs Louis ? e , r !^nH WRalla TOll Wash ' : Ariene'cMrs Thoma• Bowles)T AtlanU* Ga., and Russell Patterson of Hurt. (UDM engraving—Isaacson folo)! Hold 13-Year-Old In Case Of Break-Ins & Thefts A 13-year-old youth, who has been,liying on a farm near Whittemore, is being held in the detention ward at Fort Dodge, charged with breaking and enter* ing and larceny of money as a result of a theft near Whittemore last Thursday, Aug. 18. It is expected that a hearing in the matter will be held in juvenile court here later this Mrs Stuf lick Dies; Funeral Held Saturday Funeral services for Mrs Mary Stuflick, 75, were held Saturday morning in the Catholic church at St. Benedict. Father Francis Conway officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home was in .charge of arrangements. Pallbearers at the services were grandsons, Raymond, Rudolph, Howard, Harold and David Harig and Roland Licktieg.- Mrs Stuflick died Wednesday at a rest home in Oubuque where she had been a resident for 12 years. She was born Mary Harig, May •I, 1885 at St. Benedict to Jacob and Elizabeth Garmann Harig. She was married to Charles Stuf- lick, June 11, 1907 and the couple farmed at St. Benedict. Mr Stuf- lick preceded her in death many years ago. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs George (Fidelia) Ricke, Wesley, Mrs Carlos (Valerian) Johnson. Junction City, Kansas, Mrs Walter (Donna) Blockhus, Upland, ' Calif., and Mrs Arden (Maxine) Hovland, Minneapolis; two sons, Charles Stuflick, Jr.. San Luis Obispo,. Calif., and Arnold Stuflick, Kanawha; four sisters. Mrs Ann Licktieg, Mrs Phil (Edel) Kohlhaas, Mrs Rose Scanlon and Mrs Karl (Lucy) Hoffman, nil .of Algona, 22 grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. week. v " s •The , youth .admited entering the home of Sir and Mrs-Earl Elbert and taking about $H"Q in change and bills from the house. All of the stolen money was later recovered from bushes near the home where the boy allegedly threw it while making his escape. He also admitted looking in the windows of a Whittemore home after searching a garage nearby on Aug. 17. There was nothing reported stolen, but neighbors reported seeing the youth snooping in the area. After ransacking the Elbert home, Thursday, the youth was chased through a corn field by an employee of an Algona firm, who had gone to the farm to collect eggs. The boy had a large lead on the Algona man, who was unable to catch him before he left the farm. Investigation by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood finally resulted in the boy's statement of the Elbert incident. After taking tne money, the youth placed it in a couple of purses. It was later found where he had thrown it near the house as he ran. A radio which he had also removed from the house was also found in the yard. He was taken to Fort Dodge by Wood due to the fact the Kossuth county jail has no proper facilities for women or boys. Charged After Sunday Crash A two-car mishap at the intersection of highways 169 and 18, north of Algona at 12:40 p.m. Sunday resulted in stop . sign charge aaginst Dorothy Imhof, 23, of Eureka, 111. The Imhoff vehicle, headed west on 18, struck a car being driven by Arnold C, Jensen, 43, Ringsted, as the latter vehicle entered the intersection from the north. The Illinois driver fairea to see the stop sign in time to avoid the mishap, according to Deputy Sheriff Don Wood who investigated. Damage to each'vehicle was estimated at $150 and there were no personal injuries reported. 'Stolen Car' Mystery! Perhaps the simplest invectigation of a stolen car report on record anywhere occurred in Algona Monday morning. A vwitor to the city parked hu car and walked across the street to the bank. Having finished hi* banking, he went bwk •crow the street to his car — and it was gone, He reported it at once to Policeman Rich Groen. who cent out a description^f the car at one* via police radio. H» then walked down th* street with the owner of the itolen car, thinking he might find it in town. .. Th / > ^ i * ltori <w * 99t rtd (or «»ou!d have) when he noticed his car — parked right where it had been in the first place; . ft>» visitor had forgotten one important fact — he has two can and h.d reported the one he left at hem* as stelen — pot the one he drove to town and parked on State CM* Ex-Algona Lady Dies; Funeral Held Today " A well-known former Algona woman, Mrs A. R. Coleman, 42, died Saturday at Clnrion during the birth of her ninth child. She was the former Gwendolyn Deal, daughter of Mrs Celia Deal and the late Bert Deal of Algona. The baby boy, Larry survived. Funeral services for Mrs Coleman were held this morning (Tuesday) at St. John's Catholic church at Clarion with burial there. She was born Sept. 18, 1918 at Algona and was graduated from Algona high school with the class of 1937. Marriage to Al Coleman took place in 1939, and the couple have lived at Clarion, where Mr Coleman operates a plumbing shop, for about 20 years. Mrs Coleman, despite ill health, was active in St. John's Catholic church and the Clarion Women's Club. She was president of Union Aid, the annual meeting of Clarion women's church groups. Surviving are her husband; her mother, Mrs Celia Deal, Algona; four daughters, Kathy, Jodie, Becky and Lucy; five sons, Steven, David, Ronald, Timmy and Larry; one sister, Mrs John (Erma Lea) Deim, Algona; and four brothers Robert E., Donald and Kim, all' of Algona, and Hubert of Colville. Attendance At Fair Equals'59; No Insurance Attendance at the fair was up slightly this year over last, despite an overabundance of rain. A total of 8988 persons paid admissions at the main gate during the four days. Top single day was Friday, when 2386 persons paid to enter the grounds. It is expected the fair will break even, financially. Grandstand attractions drew a total of 3049 persons, including 1939 for afternoon and evening performances Friday. A total of 1189 paid to sec thhue stock car events Friday afternoon, then rain forced cancellation of the rest of the program. Rain completely washed out the appearance or big cars on the race track Wednesday afternoon, and the fair board had to pay out $308 as a guarantee, even though the racers cwcrn't run. Attendance was good at both baseball games, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Corwith-Wesley edged St. John's of Bancroft, 2-0, Tuesday and Whittemore got past Lone Rock, 4-1, Thursday. Rain that fell fair week failed to have any effect on insurance payments to the fair board. Not enough was registered before show time Tuesday and Thursday nights to make payment possible, and insurance was not taken out on the big car races. Many good comments have been received by the fair board concerning the midway attractions, according . to Secretary Vern McClure. Two Injured In 2-Car Mishap; Drivor Charged Charges were filed against one driver and two persons received slight injuries in a two-car crash IVi miles west of Algona on McGregor street road at 1:15 p.m. Aug. 17. Elizabeth Ann Duffy, 21, Whittemore, driver of one of the autos, and Thomas Branagan, 0, Menasha, Wise., a passenger in the Duffy auto, each received cut lips. Robert M. Maahs, 20, Whittemore, driver of the other auto, was charged with failing to yield one-half of the right-of : way by Patrolman Bill 'fordof Maahs was backing his car on the travelled portion of the highway and the Duffy auto was headed .east at the time of the crash, Damage to the Duffy auto was estimated at $400, while the other vehicle was estimated at $200, Cricket II Is Champ F FnivTnmn i m g? wh ° had anything to do with the Kossuth County Fan was Tom Henry, 15, son of Mr and Mrs Simon Henry who live two miles west of Aleona Tom, who will be a junior at Garrigan high school this year, is the proud owner of an Aberdeen Angus, named Cricket II, which wound up as the top baby beef at the fair. The animal was sold Friday during the baby beef auction for $37.50 per hundredweight to Joe Bradley, ?o!Tal implement nh»J° m and C^ket II are shown above the day after the animal was named champ. Reserve hun m redweTg a h S t a Herefoixi ° wned by Danny Andei ' son . Swea City, which was sold for $31.50 per Mft H« = ke j f 1 ^ eigh ,S d . ? 4 ° P Tou nds when Tom began feeding him almost eight months ago. After H™ ^ S Of0f ff din e- S" 1 *^ 11 - W °T d u up at - 1065 pounds and showed a rate °* Sain of 2.3 pounds per day. Young Henry also had grand champion carcass baby beef on the hoof out 5 " 01 " 5 ' Wl " C " l °° k " "° n ' S Share "' Lon Gouge, 59, Of Wesley Is Heart Victim Wesley — This community was shocked Saturday when it learned of the sudden death of Lon Gouge, 59, long-time area farmer. Mr Gouge succumbed following a heart atack at 1:30 a.m. Saturday at his home north of Wesley. Funeral services for Mr Gouge were held at 9:3u a.m. yesterday (Monday) in St. Joseph's Catholic church at Wesley, with Rev. William Phillips officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery and Blake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers at the rites were Ben Eden, John Hildman, Vincent Cruise, Elmer Doughan, Victor Loebig and Clarence Dornbier. Lon Gouge, son of Elizabeth and Jule Gouge, was born Mar. 19, 1901 at Unicoi, Tenn. In early manhood he came to Iowa and was married to Josie Spanglcr in St. Joseph's Catholic church at Wesley Oct. 4, 1921. Mr and Mrs Gouge have farmed in the Wesley vicinity for many years. Besides his wife, Mr Gouge is survived by two daughters, Mrs Clarence Ptacek, Duncan, ana Mrs Wilfred Becker, Wesley; two brothers, David Gouge, Algona, and Garfield Gouge, Cedar Falls; and 11 grandchildren. Mother Passes Funeral services for the mother of Dick and Jim Everds of Algona were held at Guthrie Center this afternoon. Complete details on Mrs Everds' death were not available at press time. She died during the weekend at Mason City. A grandson, Dave Everds, also lives here. All local relatives attended, the funeral. Don Murray Is Truck Jockey Don Murray, Kossuth county Democratic chairman, was right in the middle of the Midwest Farm meeting attended by Democratic nominees Jack Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, and other party leaders, in Des Moines, Sunday. Murray drove a flat-bottomed truck filled with mid- west newsmen and photographers in the parade from the Des Moines airport to the Fort Des Moines hotel. Murray's truck jockeyed into position right behind the Kennedy car in the motorcade, neatly edging out another truck loaded with Life, AP and UPI photographers. From the truck Murray could look right down into the Kennedy convertible. By some fancy maneuvering he maintained his choice spot all the way in the motorcade. A substantial delegation of Kossuth county folks were in attendance at the dinner and program. Eight Couples Get Licenses To Wed Here The marriage license business at County Clerk Alma Pearson's office really perked up this week. A total of eight couples applied for licenses. They were: Aug. 17 — Paul Anliker, West Bend, and Jo Ann Welp, Bancroft; John Berninghaus and Patricia Hedlund, Algona. Aug. 18 — Cecil Glawe, Corwith, and Melissa Nygaard, Wesley. Aug. 19 — Stanley Berkland, Cylinder, and Kathryn Alt, Fenton; Don Fennema and Ruth Wal- leruine .Minneapolis. Aug. 20 — Roger Anderson and Eleanor Ogrcn. Minneapolis; Charles Daniels, Chicago, and Sherry Clabaugh, Dakota. Aug. 22 — Michael Baumann, Whittemore, and Patricia Becker, Wesley. To Golf Meet Algona Country Club will be represented in the annual Lakes Golf Tournament at Emmetsburg Country Club this Sunday, Aug. 28. The meet was originally slated at Spencer, then changed due to the recent fire which destroyed the clubhouse there. Other teams participating include Cherokee, Spencer, Spirit Lake, Brooks, Sheldon, kstnervUle, Sibley and Storm Lake. Winner of 26 State and National Awards Not'l Editorial Ass'n Annual Better Newspaper Contest! Second Place Nat'l Editorial "General Excellence" Tom Henry Is Possessor Of Grand Champ A total of $(53,863.41 worth of baby beeves were sold at the Kos.suth County Fair for an average of $25.42. The grand champion sold for $37.50 and was owned by Tom Henry of Algona and purchased by Joe Bradley of Algona. The reserve champion sold for $31.50 and was owned by Danny Anderson of Swea City and purchased by the Swea City Hatchery. $2,909.55 worth of market hogs were sold for an average of $21.93. The champion owned by James Larson of Swea City sold for $35.00 to the Linde Implement Co., Swea City and the reserve champion owned by James Er- ' pelding, Algona sold for $24.00 to Joe Bradley, Algona. The open class champion was owned by Peter Erpelding & Son, Algona and sold for $35.00 to Joe Bradley, Algona. $544.20 worth of market lambs were sold for an average of $20.43. The champion lamb owned by Richard Fritz, Wesley sold for $35.00 to the Titonka Elevator and the reserve champion owned by Dennis Fritz, Wesley sold for $30.00 to the Titonka Elevator. Following friends of 4-H and buyers listed in order of number of animals purchased — Joe Bradley, Algona, 29; Linde Implement Co., Swea City, 11; Murray Elevator, Bancroft, 10; Robinson Produce, Algona, 9; Fare- way Store, Algona, 9; Garner Sales Co., 7; Farmers Eelevator, Swea City, 7; Algona Auction, 7; Rath Packing, Waterloo, 7; Hurt .... Elevator, 7; Morea Feed, 7;'Farmers Elevator, Titonka,'5; State Bank', Swea City,'4; West Bend Elevator, 4; Fenton Elevator, 4; , Humboldt Livestock, 4; Don Martin, Swea City, 4; Bill's Market, Algona, 3; Bob Bell, Swea City, 3. D. E. K. Elevator, Esthe'rville, 3; Hobarton Coop. Elevator, 3; Iowa State Bank, West Bend, 3; Leonard Mino, Swea City, 3; Livermore Elevator, 3; Lakota Elevator, 3; Glen Mino Livestock, Swea City, 3; Mikes Market, West Bend, 3; Whittemore Elevator, 3; Wilson & Co., Albert Lea, 3; Alderson Truck Line, 2; Lloyd Berkland, Fenton, 2; Estherville Coop. Creamery, 2; Farm. Bureau, Algona, 2; Hazelhoff Motor, Swea City, 2; Hertzke Store, Lakota,'2; First Trust & Savings, Fenton,, 2; Johnson's Men Wear, Swea City, 2; Kossuth Co. Mutual, Algona, 2. Ledyard Elevator, 2; Ley Motor, Lakota, 2; Lone Rock Elevator, 2; Midland Oil Co., Swea City, 2; Charles Quinn, Bancroft, 2, Rusk Drug, Algona, 2; Schultz Bros., Algona, 3; State Bank, Corwith, 2; Wesley Farmers Coop. Society, 2; West Bend Hatchery, 2; Dale Yungeberg, Algona, 2; one by the following, Algona Hotel, Algona Flour & Feed; First Trust & Savings Bank, Armstrong; B & W Chevrolet, Fenton; Borchordt, Fenton; Buscher Bros., Algona; Bullock Produce, Burt; Reuben Berkland, Fenton; Dr. Cecil, Armstrong; Christensen Grocery, Swea City. Davenport Elevator, West Bend; DX Station, Fenton; DX Station, •Swea City; Diamond's Store, Algona; Emmetsburg Livestock; Egesdal Grocery, Ledyard; Farm Bureau Insurance, Algona; Farm Service Co., Swea City; Kossuth Co. Fair; Farmers Trust & Sav. Bank, Lakota; Farmers Elevator Co., Algona; Frederick Hardware, Algona; Hormel & Co.,; Kossuth Democrats; Ray Krantz, Titonka; Larry's Recreation, Algona; Lone Rock Bank; Dr. Murray, Lakota; John Morrel & Co., Matheson & Peterson, Fenton; Geo. K. Nelson, Swea City; O'Greea Skelly Oil, Lakota; Russell Parker, Sweu City. Jake Peterson, Lakota; Peter- sonChevrolet, Swea City; Louis Price, Lakota; Schauffer Oil Co., West Bend; Super Valu Store, Lakota; Swea City Locker; Sweu • City Hatchery; State Bank, Ledyard; Titonkn Savings Bunk; (2); Tommy Thompson, Lakota; J. E, Ukenu, Lakota; Van Norman. Drug, Swea City; Whittemore Feeds; Geo. Winkel, Whittemore, Purchasers of market and open class barrows were — Humboldt Livestock, 24; Decker's 3; WJl&QU ' & Co., Swea City, 5; Titonka & e valor, 4;, Bancroft, Wl Western Buyers, Algona, 3: WON mcl & Co., 4; Joe Bradley, A> gona, 15; WesJey Elevator, il Lmde Implement, Swea C%. 4; market lambs W Humboldt Hy* Co., p"; and Algona.

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