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X Dept* of History apd Dea Moinee 19, Iowa ESTABLISHED 1863 U *x«ORd elan mdtttr At th« poftottlee at Algon*. Iowa. N6V. 1, 1932. under Act o* CongreM of MAreh S, 1610! AtOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUGUEST 30, I960 2 SECTIONS - 12 PAGES VOL. 97 - NO. 35 3.3 In. Rain Put Crops Over Hump • >i '. • I , the ways of judging vary. Take for example the case of Gary Priebe, 16,' son of. Mr arid Mrs Berl Priebe. His Angus steer took third in its class t at ,the Kossuth County Fair. Then he entered it in the Iowa State Fair. . . and it 'took first in the on- the'hoof .class of the Iowa quality beef contest (carcass show). Reminds ,us of a newspaper contest a .few years back. In the state press contest we received an honorable mention in gener'al excellence: Then we entered the same papers in the National Editorial Ass'n contest and tdok second among all the papers in the country in ,the same classification. ' * * « .At the North Iowa fair, just concluded, Gary had the grand champion Angus heifer, and junior and senior champions in the Angus heifer 4-H and open class shows. He belongs to the Plum Creek 4-H club. Other North Iowa fair winners were Richard.Fritz, Titonka, first and fourth, Columbia ewe lambs, and three other winners; Dennis Fritz, first place Columbia ram lamb, first place ewe and lamb, and two other awards. The county boys judging team, James Erpelding.i Bode, Duane Metzger, Whittemore, John Cordes, Jr., Lakota, end Richard Fritz Titonka, .placed sixth. Howard Kohlhaas and Kenneth Bormann, St. Joe Trojans, took fifth in the county demonstration contest. * * . * Paul "Watson, postoffice employee, runs a sort of a private loan service. It makes him no money, neither does it lose much. Paul on occasion obliging- 4 Lone Rock Youths Hurt; Crash In Fog Returning To ly ( £ands, over a few pennies when folks' are 'short, a little on postage. He -says he has t yet t to «... /have .a;.-Ume.4fwhen >a youngster failed to return the change at he h,as, yet to have a time when a 'youngster failed to return the at the earliest possible change date. One of our avid readers, MCM, contributes this little gem: "How do you tell a happy motorcycle rider?" "By the bugs on his teeth!" * * * . If you happen to see, any literature from a certain resort up in Minnesota, you'll see a pier ture of Don PriesJcorn holding a big fish. His friends who -have looked the picture over jokingly claim that pbn is holding a stuffed fish taken from over the lodge fireplace. * . * • One of our scouts turned up with one of those snapshots taken at concessions, this one from Britt Hobo Day, .featuring three local men. After consultation with our legal 'department we decided pot to run it, but we gathered the boys were enjoying the event. * * ' • Paul Seeley says that at the height pf the blinding rain, Sunday afternoon, a sewer in front of his place temporarily clogged, and water backed up into highway 169 (North Jones St. at that point). A driver slammed . into,' the pond at a faster speed than was wise, and his motor conked out. The motorist sat there until things dried out, but for a time he had water coming in over the running board. * * • Maybe someone can explain the sudden onslaught of crickets around town. We .have six or eight dozen greeting us each morning, on the office doorstep , . . and a few are merrily chirping around the inside, if a cricKe' chirps! , « » » We wish to than* our various readers for the sonnets they have offered, some with a Demo-i tratic slant, others with a Republican slant, wur long-standing policy against p ri n t i n g poems comes in handy, here. But Jry writing'a letter to the editor and sign your name! « » » The Toaslmasters bulletin tells of a farmer in an extremely dry area who was rejoicing at the fall of a good rain until he looked out the window. Then he stepped to the door and called to his hired man to come into the house. "When it rains- you come into the house - I want the water on the land." »'»•.* This week we are indebted to the Little Woman for our. . . FamPUS fcasIt UM -r "Whei> you've seen one Echo youve seen th«m all." 30 In County Lend Aid To Home Society Thirty Kossuth County residents are busy this week preparing fetters to their friends and acquaintances, on behalf ot the Iowa Children's Home Society and .nearly 300 children in its care. > ' Over a period of 72 years ICHS has served more than 22,000 children who needed nelp their parents could riot provide. About 3000 letters will be mailed' here, the week of September 12. No solicitation will 'be made.Jn the area covered by Algona United Fund Drive, Lu- Verne Community Chest and Swea City Community Chest of which ICHS is a member. Volunteers working in this area are: (North) Mrs Glenn Olson, Armstrong, la.; Mesdames Faye Asche, Robert' Fortney, William Shoenhair all of Bancroft, la.; Mrs. John Rippentrop, Buffalo- Center, la.; Mrs Melvin Logeman, Elmore, Minnesota; Mesdames Fred Asche, Donald Clapper, W.' E. Ley, of Lakota, la.; Mesdames Darrell Bishop, Ott'o Kelley, William Mather, Jr. W L. Reynolds of, Ledyard, la.; Mesdames Warren Brones, George Harner, Mervin Johnson, Harold Krantz, Marvin ^Larson of Swea City; la.; Mesdames< Victor • •••Fitch^B, iL..- Krswt -Kroniinga; Titonka, la/ Bradfey Implement To Construct New Building: (South) Mesdames Raymond Metzen, Alf Schenck, Eldon Shaw, Clifford Teeter, A. F. Van Buren of Algona, la.T Mrs Mary Capesius, Bode, la.; Mrs Ralph Bierstedt, Lone Rock, 'la.; Mrs Glenn Gabrielson, Sexton, la.; Mrs 'Fred Bentele, Wesley la. John Hayes Files For Directors Post On School Board Nomination papers for John Hayes as a member of the Algona Community School Board have been filed with Mrs Inez Wolfe, board secretary. The director's term is for three years. The election date is Monday, Sept. 12. The final day for fil- ing'candidates is noon on Friday, Sept. 2, Perry Collins, who has held the position of director since March,. 1948, is'not. a candidate for reelection, He \ is .presently serving as president of the board. Collins is director of the plant experimentation division of the Pioneer Hybrid Corn Co. Hayes is a insurance man. An- extensive modernization and expansion program, which will include' construction of a new building, is underway at the Joe Bradley implement Co. here. , ' 4 Purchase of two buildings on State Street, presently housing Sylvia's Cafe and Algona Refrigeration, will give the firm an entire block bounded by Thorington, State, Hall and Nebraska Street with the exception of the Algona Hotel corner and the Heise building which has been occupied by Ernie Williams Pontiac-Cadillac on State street. The entire ares* not covered by buildings has been blacktopped, and construction is to start in the very near future on a new 44 x 132 foot building just north. of the present ,Bra'dley building on Thorington Street. The lot, which adjoins, the alley just south of the Algona Hotel, was also recently purchased by Joe Bradley from Edward Boss, Des Moines hotel man who has pawned it for some years. . The new building will be (incorporated into the presifcnl structure, and" the old building is also to undergo lemodeling. It is the intention to dispose oJ the present 'scattered group ol outlying'lots, on some of which used machinery has been located, and to concentrate all of the machinery, new and used, on the new blacktopped .areas adjacent to the expanded orfice and display quarters. The shop space of the firm will be doubled with completion of the new building, and the Firestone Tire' depatt- ment will be located in the front of the new structure. 'The present tire building will then house the feed and. seed department,. now located in a' Bradley building on East Nebraska Street, next to Consumer's Grocery. Leases on the cafe and Algona Refrigeration , building run fbr ; another year and they will remain 'intact for that length of time. Purchase of the cafe property, was made from Si Rot! and the Algeria Refrigeratio building from G. A. Wittkopf. United Fund Checks For S3,507 To Seven Groups Checks totalling ?3,507>5&>were ^delivered ^Tuesday,:, August 23 to' seven different; organizations by ;l , the United Fund of Algona as final installments of contributions planned for 1960. The drive for cash and pledged funds in October of last year achieved the announced goal; and the shrinkage-in pledged funds turned out to be small. In line with the announced goals the following payments have been made by the people of Algona through their United Fund organization: Red Cross ___ $2,500 Boy Scouts, Prairie Gold Area -_ •__ 2,050 Algona Charaties, Inc. . 1,300 Iowa Children's Home Society 1 700 Girl Scouts. 725 Kossuth County Society for 1,500 Hospitalized After Explosion LuVerne — Fay Harmon ~was rushed early Monday to Fort Dodge Lutheran hospital following an accident at their home, He arose about 5 a.m., seeing the pilot light out on their gas water heater, he attempted to Jight it and an explosion resulted. The front windowed-porch was blown out, a big bay window shattered and ceiling in kitchen blown down. Fay suffered face, hands and knee burps. He is receiving oxygen at the hospital. Mrs Harmon and Lester Hinz rushed him for aid. Retarded Children __ Salvation Army 740 American Cancer Society 1,600 Cause of Heart, research, education & services (through Iowa U. Hospital) 750 Cause of polio, and other health causes, research, education, services (through , Iowa U. Hospital) __ 1,000 In reserve temporarily for emergency use locally for polio and other health causes "..^ 500 It will be recalled that the committee on btidget and allocations investigated the above causes and others and considered past records of collections in individual drives in the community. They endeavor to use special care in allocating funds to organizations using funds primarily in direct support of causes intended with minimum of organization ,and promotional expense. Plans are being developed for the annual Fall campaign for funds arid pledges for the United Fund of Algona to provide funds for causes to be supported next year. Funeral Held Monday, Burt Hurt — Funeral services for Jacob F. Gifford, 75, were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Presby terian church, with Rev. H. A Smidt officiating. Burial followec at the Burt township cemetery with Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, in charge of arrangements Pallbearers were Hiram Ackerman, Erwin Schwietert, August Bernau, Martin Griese, Edmund Larson and Charles Lappe. Mr Gifford, a resident of Burt for the past 31 years, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday of cancer and com- jlications at his home. He had :een critically ill for the past 'wo months. Born Oct. 16, 1884 in Luxemburg, Jacob Fredrick Gifford was the' son of Mr and Mrs Jacob Gifford. He came to the United, States at the age of one year and the family settled near LuVerne. He was married to Anna Haines June 13, 1910 at Algona and Mr and Mrs Gifford farmed near Lu- Verne, then at Lotts Creek until they moved to their present farm at the edge of Burt in 1929. He farmed actively until -ill health forced his retirement. Mr and Mrs Gifford observed their golden wedding anniversary June 13 of this year. He is survived by his wife; seven daughters, Beulah (Mrs Dale Dundas) and . Donna Jean (Mrs Charles Grubb), Burt, Zelma (Mrs William Keys), Chicago, Marcella (Mrs Frank Albprn), Silver Bay, Minn., Sherry (Mrs James Schmidt), West Bend, and Martha and Joan at home; a son, Bernard, Burt; two brothers, Will, Lone Rock, and John, Burt; and 10 grandchildren, Winner of. 26 State and National Awards Nqt'l Hdjtpricfl Ass'n Annygl Bette/ "<". Newspaper Contest? Second Place Nat'l Editorial "General . Excellence" Given 30 Pays For Assault A Sexton man, Wade Black, was sentenced to 30 days in jail by Justice C. H. Ostwinkle this week following a preliminary hearing on a charge of assault and battery. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst arrested the man after he reportedly beat his ex-wife in her home In other cases heard by Ost- winkle, Raymond Kramer, Algona, paid $10 and costs, speeding; Charles D. Price, Wesley, paid $25 and costs ($10 suspended), allowing an unauthorized .person to drive; and Donald Price, Wesley, paid $5 and costs each on counts Minnesota Job i Early Monday Lone Rock — Four Lone Rock young men narrowly escaped death when their car crashed into a farm driveway in a heavy fog at 4:30 a.m. Mpnday, foutv. miles west of Forest City. Two Df the four were rushed to Mason City so fractured bones could be set. . ' The injured are: Dick Bierle, 22, fractured jaw, cuts and bruises. James Petit, 21, fractured arm, which required a pin to - sei, several upper teeth knock- ed'out, skull fracture and fractured cheek bone. Rodney Priebe, 20, severe cut on forehead, requiring many stitches, skull fracture and sprained wrist. Bernard Petit, IB, • severe shock. All were treated at a Forest 'ity hospital and James Petit and Bierle were then rushed to Mason City. : Bierle was driving the auto at the time of the crash. The vehicle approached a curve in a de'nse fog, and apparently Bierle failed to see the curve Straub New Partner In Linnan & Lynch Law Firm in time. -(The auto plunged off the highway 'and slammed into the driveway leading to the Terry Thompson farm near For- CstCity. , .' . • .,,. According to persons ,wh_o V s viewed the -'scone and ^reek- age of the auto, which wa*'Id- tally demolished, the four were fortunate to get «-ui alive. The four, who have been employed in construction work all summer at LeRoy, Minn., hac been home to spend the weekend with their families and were returning to Minnesota at the time of the crash. With the exception of the younger Petit, who suffered only shock, exact condition of the other three was not known late Monday. The Petit boys- are sons of Mr and Mrs Woodrow Petit and young Priebe is a son of Art Priebe, all well-known Lone Rock residents. Joseph J. otraub Announcement was made today that as of September 1 the Algona law firm of; Linnan & Lynch would include a new partner, Joseph Straub, and the firm name will be known as Linnan, Lynch & Straub. Mr. Straub has been associated with the firm for the past two years. The new firm partner is a native of East Rockaway, N. Y. and graduated from high .school there. He attended and graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he took his arts and letters in journalism, and I received his law.degree in 1955. I Ho practiced law in Wantagh, New York for two years, then came to Algona «v«iere he became associated with Linnan & Lynch. He was married in 1051, his wife being the former Mary Caryl Cash. They have six chif- drori. Mrs., Straub's mother is Mrs. John Cash who lives just east of Algona on highway 18. Mrs. Chester Schoby is an aunt of'Mrs. Straub. Mr Linnan, senior member of the firm, observed his 40th year hi the legal profession last July 11. Only last week he was inducted into the College of Trial Lawyers at Washington, D! C. He was one of five in the 'state so honored. To be. eligible a lawyer must have 15 years of triaM experience, and only one percent of the lawyers in any state are eligible. Joseph Lynch has been, practicing law since 1948. He graduated from the University of Iowa, and has with the local time. been firm associated since thai Files Suit For Ledyard Co-Op Held Annual Meeting, Aug. 24 Ledyard — The Farmers Cooperative Company of Ledyard leld its annual meeting Wednesday, Aug. 24. Manager Ber- lard W. Reilly gave a report of the year as follows: R. I Anderson was re-elected o a 3 year term on the Board of Directors. Alvin Busch was lected to a 3 year term replac- ng Engelbart i_,ogeman. The 'irm has five employees: Manager Bernard Vt. Reilly; Book- ceeper, Mrs Paul Nitz; other employees, Bob Hamilton, Bob and Dan Jorgenson. Car Mishap Ringsted Paper Sold; To Publish At Armstrong Disposal of the Ringsted Dis- 'atch newspaper was announced ast week by Mr and Mrs Myron ^rpsswait of Ringsted. Posses- ion was given as of Sept. 1 to len Miller, who publishes the Armstrong Journal. Mr Miller intends to continue publishing the Ringsted paper, prqbably in the Armstrong plant. The Ringsted paper publishes on Wednesday and the Journal on An office will in Ringsted. be Thursdays, maintained The Crosswaits are moving to Ann Arbor, Mich, where he has employment with the University of Michigan press. For the past months he had been working on the Fort Dodge Messenger, and Mrs Crosswait handled much of the paper's business during the day, Cro.sswait had paper published the since August, of no operator's license and no 11954. Miller has been publisher valid registration.- A Bancroft woman, Mary Jane Mulligan, filed suit in district court here this week for $25,000 damages. Defendant in the matter is Marlin R. Geerdes and the plaintiff claims the, amount, because, according to the petition in the matter, she has been injured and damaged in that sum due to her husband's injuries in an auto mishap. A vehicle, owned by Marlin R. Geerdes and driven by Lee J. Geerdes, collided with an auto driven by Mrs Mulligan's husband, Arthur, May i3, 1959, It is claimed m the petition that Mr Mulligan was severly and permanently injured in the crash and the driver of the, other vehicle is charged with carclss- nss and negligence. The petition continues —plaintiff, due to husband's condition since mishap, has been deprived of normal family relationship and companionship in dancini bowling, swimming and othe forms of recreation. The menta attitude of her husband is affec ted, also. Since the accident h has a tendency to brood ove physical condition, financial dif ficulties and future prospects. The plaintiff demands judg ment for the total amount in the matter, which will be heard latin in district court. Two other petitions were filed in district court this week Venice Ann Puffer seeks a divorce from Jerry L. Puffer and asks custody of three small children Cruel and inhuman treatment is charged. Maynard and Merlyn Krosch plaintiffs, seek $400 damages, from Dale A. Waterbury as result of a mishap Feb. 8 this year. It is alleged that Water- Spent Slug Goes Through Window ' : ''^^'f'f •••*"*35n« a V £ "fY 7 •>;<•'-—«:•• ','-",'-•' ' Of Home Here A .22 caliber short slug crashed through a living room window at the Merwyn Dimond home at 709 N. Putnam street here at 1 p.m. Monday. The shot caused little damage and local police officers investigated. • It is Apparent the shot was fired From a spot somewhere along the Milwaukee railroad tracks east of Algona, and it is thought possible t ricocheted off the tracks into the east window of the home. It is unlawful to fire a gun along a railroad right-of-way, and t was pointed out that with several hunting seasons coming up in he next few months, hunters should use extreme care with fire- of the Journal since 1953. bury's auto struck several cattle, killing two and injuring another. Rites Thursday At Bancroft Lone Rock — Albert Schmidt, 52, resident of this area for the past five or six years, died Sunday in University hospitals at Iowa 2ity where he had been a patient for the past week and a half. He went to Iowa City to undergo surgery, but suffered a heart attack in the hospital only three days after his arrival there and the surgery was postponed. Funeral services for Mr Schmidt will be held Thursday morning in St. John's Catholic church at Bancroft, with burial slated at Whittemore. Rites Held For Herman Elbert Of Whittemore Funeral services for Herman Elbert, 54, lifelong resident of the Whittemore area, were held Friday in St. Michael's Catholic church there with Rev. Philip Dailey officiating. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery at Whittemore. Pallbearers at the rites were Melvin Henry, Milford, Sylvester, Frank, Arnold and Leonard Elbert, cousins of the deceased. Herman Elbert, son of Gregory and Dora Elbert, was born Aug. 13, 1906 on a farm north of Whittemore. His father died in 1943 and two years later Mr Elbert and his mother moved into town at Whittemore. He was a trucker. Mr Elbert suffered from ill health for 18 years and died in [he Emmetsburg hospital Aug. 23. He had been a patient there foi nine days. He never married. Besides his 'ather, he was preceded in death jy two sisters. Survivors include his mother; two brothers, Gregory, Graettinger, and Donald, Cylinder; and four sisters, Mrs Lauretta Leonard and Agnes (Mrs George Heddinger), £mmetsburg, Mrs John Swaroff and Mrs Jerome Sehlader, Charles :ity. Corn & Beans 'Made' - Damage Misses Area Heavy rainfall, which in some areas of the state was accompanied by winds of tornadic velocity, virtually assured Kossuth county farmers of bumper corn and soybean crops this year. Heaviest downpour was Sunday, when amounts ranging from 2.43 to 3.4 were measured in the Algona area. According to official figures from the Algona weather station, total moisture during the week amounted to 3.30, with 2.89 falling Saturday anu Sunday. According to area farmers and farm managers, excellent beans and a tremendous corn crop are now a certainty. Corn will start to dent in this area within the icxt few days. From then on, 'armors will be preparing to harvest one of the largest crops,, at 'east per acre, in history. 'Actually, this area was lucky o escape heavy damage to crops, caused in other areas by reported tornados and high winds. Slightly east of Kossuth county, damage ran high in corn and bean fields. Power Lint's Out Telephone and power lines in areas adjacent to Kossuth also were knocked down, with lengthy service disruptions reported. Just a year and a week ago, 1 Aug. 22, 1959, to be exact, high winds and 5.20 inches of rain raised havoc in 'some areas of the county. Temperature readings during that week a year ago were much warmer than reported this year. Some damage was reported locally from the heavy rain, Sunday. > •••,..>.-; >•.-...,?-..-,"v-...•..-. -. ••.. • A large cave-in at the intersection of Oak and Wooster streets in the nurth portion of Algona was discovered and marked immediately by street department employees, who repaired the damage early the next morning. The area which caved in had been filled following excavation work for the new sewer line now being installed. Some basements reportedly had more than their share of moisture after the sudden downpour, but no serious flooding occurred as in past years. A check with Jim Palmer, city superintendent, ana Jack Hicks of the local telephone office proved there was no damage to power or telephone lines in Algona. The telephone company received a call from LuVerne Sunday afternoon and sent a crow to repair a *vet cable. Week's Weather Here's a look at the week's weather: Aug. 23 Aug. 24 H 82 Aug. 25 82 Aug. 26 75 Aug 27 89 Aug. 28 84 Aug. 29 __ L 62 (il CG 52 59 62 55 Tr. .41 Check Charges A former Algonan, William E. Spencer, was returned to Algona .y Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst from .os Angeles last weekend to face harges of false uttering of u $100 ank check Jan. 26 this year, peneer's arrest followed issu- nce of a bench warrant by Judge W. Stillman, who set bail at 2500 in the matter after a local rocery store filed charges. Youth Gets Year On Probation In Juvenile Court A one-year probation sentence was handed out in juvenile court nere Friday morning to a 13-year old Mason City youth who had been charged with breaking and entering and larceny of money a veek earlier. The boy was then returned to Vlason City where he will reside n u home for a year. He will cport regularly to a probation officer in that area. The youth was apprehended following a theft near Whittemore AUK. 18. He had been living at a farm near Whittemore prior to the theft. A radio, taken at the Elbert home, and all of the money was recovered. Hits Machinery Elwin J. Redenius, 18, Britt, was charged with failing to have control of his vehicle after his auto missed a curve on Commercial street at 11:20 p.m. Saturday and crashed into a hay baler and plow parked near Algona Implement L-'o. Damage to the auto was estimated at $300, while damage to :he machinery was estimated at ?100 by Policeman Joe McBride, who investigated. The auto was headed east at the time of the nishap.

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