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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 20, 1960
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*' State Hifltorioal doolt. Iowa Oity* la. By ftu» Waller * « • Mr and Mrs Kelt Isaacson made. a fast 3,600 mile trip by air — almost for nothing — and made the acquaintance of Hur-' ricane "Donna" in the process. They were invited to be on the program of the New England Photographers' Ass'n and flew to Connecticut, whore; a convention was to be hold at Swampscolt by-the-Sen, a peninsula resori along the const. They arrived in the afternoon, unpacked, and settled down to a pro-convention sleep. Along about midnight the management routed everyone out, told them to pack and gel out. "Donna" was on her way. The Isaacsons did as told — left without even opening t h"e i r mouths 'so to speak — and were told by the management to "tro on home, we'll send you the bill later." The hurricane arrived a few hours later. The Isaacsons have been invited back for the 1961 convention! * » • Incidentally, Jack , Dempsey was one of their .fellow plant 1 passengers from New York to Boston. • • • Headers will recall that we recounted the method by which Grady Phillips intended to en- lice the bull mooses of Canada into rifle range by imitating the call of a cow moose, Well, plan;; have changed. It seems that word of Grady's prowess reached the bull moose population and they all took off for the polar regions ... so Grady has switched his plans and intends to be in Montana for the opening of the elk season, Sept. 25. Now he is practicing the call of a female elk in search of a mate. • V * MAIL BAG: Good to hear from Tony Guzowski, ex-Algona high coach, whose East Waterloo team won its first two grid contests. Tony says his boys r have been overrated due to the early wins, and will take their lumps. And 'he adds that he thinks feotball "is the last frontier today -of American youth who enjoy the sport of bodily contact instead of soft living." And mayoe he's right at that! Sure, Tony, weUl take you up on the usual bei on the Iowa- Minnesota game! * * • Speaking of football we note that Alden and Iowa Falls youths engaged in a gang fight after a recent game — carrying -things a bit far, we'd say . . . and we nlso note that while they were in high schcfol, Dick Nixon played the violin and Jack Kennedy was active in sports . . . now all we have to figure out is whether or not this date in* history could best use the services f df a violin player or an athlete, as head of state. • • • Mr and Mri Howard Stillman have been enjoying a week's vacation in Las Vegas, as guests of the Firestone Tire Co., a trip won by Howie in a company contest. They flew out, and met Mr and Mrs Bud Anderson who had driven a few days earlier. The two couples will be back later this week. This reminds us of the inquiry as to "how can you come back front) Las Vegas with a little money?'" The answer — "take a lot!" • • ' •„ Instilling prejudices and hatred in the minds .of children is about the worst crime an adult can commit. ' '.:•;, • • • Dear Mr. Editor: I am the beleagured husband of one of the members of the East Side Ladies Chowder and Noisemaking Society. Since September has arrived and all the bridge clubs start meeting again, it occurred to me that this bunch would start issuing* their press releases again. I am making* a fervent appeal that you ignore them. These women really ape me. "One of them told me the other day that the Algona social season has now begun because they had%the first meeting of the. fall last week. What gall! And us poor husbands. It's not bad enough I'm doing dishes, scrubbing floors and putting kids to bed on Tuesday night when they meet, but I'm doing it on Monday too, when they practice for Tuesday. Well, now that I got it off my chest I feel better. Please don't print my name . because if my wife finds out she won't let me bowl on Thursdays any more, '""' Famous Lwt bird that flutter. but k ion. •Ml on the wtaf, aigona tHpper Be* jfloinc* tSTAWlSHID 1163 *>#*«- »*<£ tfBft , »WA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, I960 J SECTIONS - 16 PAGES VOl. 9; - NO. 38 Coad Caravan Plans Tour Of County October 4-5 A two-day "Coad-for-Congress" caravan is slated to tour all of Kossuth county, October 4 and 5, Don Murray, county Democratic chairman said yesterday. The two-day event will be highlighted the evening of Oct. 4 with a county-wide party rally it Tilonka, at which Congress- nan Coad, and state district and :ounty candidates will be present. Thursday morning, a large delegation of Kossuth county Democrats are expected to be in Fort Dodge to head the presidential nominee. Senator Jack Kennedy, and to take part in the morning Bean Feed planned at the Fort Dodge airport. The original '8 a.m. breakfast had to be canceled as the Kennedy plane cannot land at the Ft. Dodge airport. Kennedy will tly fo Sioux City, and back in a smaller plane in time for the 9:30 a.m. parade and the ] 10:30 speaking program and Bean'Feed at the airport. Murray said that a number of Kossuth county school bands will participate in the parade. Glee Bullock of Burt is chairman of the Oct. 4 and 5 'Coad for Congress" caravan. The schedules lollow: Tuesday, Oct. 4 — 9 a.m. Leave Algona Hotel for Burt; Burt, 9:15 to 9:30 a.m.; Lone Hock, 9:45 to 10:00 a.m.; J-'enlon, 10:10 lo 11 a.m. with cof- fee break; Armstrong, 11:25 to 11:40 a.m.; Swea City, noon to 1:30 with lunch at the VFW hall- Bancroft, 1:45 to 2:15 p.m.; Led-' yard, 2:30 'to 3:30 with coffee break, Buffalo Center, 4 to 4:15 p.m.; Lakota, 4:15 to 4:30. The program at Titonka will begin at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Wednesday, Oct. 5 — Men's smoker at Algona Hotel, 9 to 10 a.m., with Bob Reding and Gordon Winkel in charge. Caravan leaves Algona at 10 a.m. for Sexton, 10:15 to 10:25; Wesley, 10:45 to 11:15 a.m., St. Benedict, 11:30 to 11:40; LuVerne, noon to 1, lunch at cafe; St. Joe, 1:30 to 1:45 p.m.; stop at Kollasch station; West Bend, 2:45 to 3 p.m.; Whiltemoj'e, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. REPUBLICANS PLANNING BIG OCTOBER RALLY County Republican Chairman Oliver Carlson said yesterday that Republicans are making plans for big party rally sometime in October. The date has not as yet been definitely set, but efforts are being made to get Jack Miller, GOP candidate for the U.S.. Senate, as the main speaker. Young Republicans are also planning a dance in the near future. Richard Dahl of Swea City is president, and John Platt is local chairman. Special School Tax Boost Vote A Puzzler To Many How closely do people pay attention to what they are voting for? That questions was an aftermath of the recent school election, which included a vote on a special proposition to approve a levy of 2 l fa mills for the next 10 years for a special fund intended eventually to be used for building purposes by the Algona Community School district. •.•..-;•;, , The 2Vi mill levy received 501 votes of approval and 223 negative votes. An estimated $35,000 a year will be raised by this levy from taxpayers in the local school district, and in 10 years "will'total $350,000, all in extra tax money.' But the surprising thing is that although the entire proposition was -printed plainly on the special yellow ballot, it now seems that many people had no idea what the issue was or what it meant. Of the 820 voting, 724 voted on the special tax proposition, but it carried well over the required 60 percent. Following the election, ' this newspaper was swamped with calls us to what the measure was all about. Some thought it was a new school bond construction issue; others thought it was a "one shot" deal to raise a little extra money this year only. Others knew nothing at all about the measure. Official notice of election was previously made which included an outline of the proposition, and it was also explained in the local press several weeks before the election. So, whether or not local taxpayers paid any attention is no longer vital. The net result is that in the next 10 years they will pay an additional $350,000 in school taxes. Men's Group Of Algona Church Sets Meetings The complete program for the Men's Forum of the, Congregational church of Algona was un- nounced this week by officers of the organization. K. T. Pierce is chairman, C. R. Bronson, treasurer, Dr C. L. PJott, secretary, and Leighton Misbach, ticket chairman, of the group. First program will be Laymen's Sunday, Oct. 16. Other meetings will be held Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Jan. 17, Feb. 21 (Father and Son Banquet), Mar. 21 and Mar, 30 (Maundy Thursday Breakfast). All of 'the meetings will be of the general discussion type featured for many years by the church organization. The Mary circle of the church will serve the dinners preceding the meetings. Stanford Honors Sandra Lynne Peterson, daughter o( Mr and Mrs Wayle L. Peterson of Algona, is included in a list Of 389 students at Stanford University who receive* Undergraduate Honors for high scholastic standing for the 1959* 49 fctdemic year, the University announced thui week. Nick Wagner Succumbs To Hear) Attack A well-known area farmer, Nick B. Wagner, 66, Wesley, succumbed to a heart attack while downtown at Wesley Monday morning. Funeral services for Mr Wagner who reportedly has lived on the same farm east of Algona for 38 years, will be neld at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Cecelia's Catholic church, Algona, with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements Rosary will be said at the family home tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8 p.m. Mr Wagner, son of Michael and Susan Simon Wagner, was born June 5, 1894 at St. Joe. He was actively engagecv m farming in this vicinity for many years prior to his retirement He and his wife have continued to live on the home farm. Mrs Wagner is the former Katie tteiderscheidt. They were married Apr. 12, 1915 4 at Marshall, Minn. She survives. Other survivors include 12 children, Michael, Wesley; Annie, Algona; Florence (Mrs William Frahm), Rumboldt; John, Algona; Nick, Palmer; Genevieve (Mrs Raymond nline), Humboldt; Margaret (Mrs Cecil Rezabek), Algona; William, Algona; Katherine, Algona; Susan (Mrs Bernard Zeller), Ottosen; Mary (Mrs Jerald Davis), Algona; and Joseph, Algona; 11 grandchildren; and six brothers and sisters, John and William, Mallard; Mary Miller, Charles and Margaret (Mrs Mike Heiderscheidt), Algona; and Theresa Dieter, California. * . • Pallbearers at the rites will be Ray Becker, Phillip Goetz, Ralph Elbert, Ralph Simmons," Arthur Thilges and John Grandgenett. One son preceded him in death. Hospitalized Burt — Mrs Olive Moore was taken to Lutheran hospital at Fort Dodge recently for surgery. She would be happy to hear from her many friends. Algona Man's Larceny Brings 6 Month Term An Algona man, Iceland BrowA, was sentenced to six months iVi the county jail by Judge G. Vf. Slillman in district court her* this week after he entered ft guilty pica to a charge of larcenj^ from a dwelling house of money of value less than $20. , / Brown is now serving his sett- tencc. .» He was apprehended by lodl authorities after he alleged) ' took small change amounting t» about $10 from a locked draw* • at the home of Kcrmit Forbes c ' Algona. Brown later admitted the theft to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst anfl Police Chief Al Boekelman. H£ stated he entered the Forbes home in search of liquor, fdund the change and took it. Accord* ing to Brown, he used, the festff mated $8 or $10 to purchase (jeejf and whiskey. •>' '.S 1 V* Grover E. Daugard of the BriU area, who was arrested by 1 Pa 1 - trolman Bill Tordoff in July and charged 'with .OMVI, second offense, entered a guilty plea arid was fined $500 and costs by Judge Stillman. His driver's license was revoked for 60 days. -: : : Several account cases were, filed in the office of County Clerk Alma .Pearson during the wee'k and slated for hearing later', ih district court. .•'.'.":; The K & H Co-Op Oil dot-, plaintiff, filed suit against Lawrence Prcslhus for a total ...of $1102.13 it claims due on a promissory note and for merchandise sold to the defendant. Amount of the promissory note is $651.35 and the .Merchandise totals $450.78, according to the petition. Nutrena Mills, plaintiff, filed suit for $341.63 from August Dbntje for promissory notes: John W. Payer, Jr. asks $127.65 from Holland Watson, account; and Harold Ashland and Stanley Stecker seek .$124.53 from Walter Lunn, account, in other cases on the docket. • . Clai;a Lloyd, asks a -. divorce from Edwin Lloyd and custody of two minor children from a previous marriage in a petition filed this week. The couple were married Oct. 3,^1959 and separated Sept. 3, I960. Prospective jurors for the new term of court began arriving at the courthouse this 'morning. It is not'known at the present time if any jury trials will be held during this term or not. The docket was set up recently, but under normal conditions, many cases docketed do not come up for trial. Universal Hosts 100 Dealers At All-Day Outing More than 100 Ford dealers, parts and service managers were guests of Universal Manufacturing Co here all day Friday. They came to Algona trom all areas of the Des 'Moines and Davenport districts served by the local firm. Conducted tours of the Universal plant, including the. new 8,200 square foot addition, were included in the day's entertainment. Other features included golf and, swimming at Algona Country Club, free bowling at Algona Lanes, lunch and dinner. Drawings for several free prizes were held following the evening dinner. 25 Bands, 1483 Musicians To Be Here For Band Festival A Real Dollar Day Deal Get Quick Dip As an aftermath to Garrigan's win over St. Edmond of Fort Dodge here Saturday night, Coach Beanie Cooper and Assistant Coach Leon Vann took an unscheduled dip into the showers in the Garrigan Ipcker ropm. Ap- cordiing to all reports, Cooper and Vann, who went in fully clothed, didn't mind at all due to the fact the bears had registered a 35-26 win. Winner of 24 State and National Award* ' Not'l Editorial Au'n * Annual Better Newipaper Conteiti Second Place Nat'l Editorial Excellence" Mrs George Jergens, who lives with her family at 702 North Minnesota street, Algona, outlasted all other comers and wound up buying a 1951 automobile for a silver dollar at Percival's saraee here early Thursday morning — Dollar Day in Algona. ' , Mrs Jergens, who had her auto parked nearby, was wrapped in a blanket most of the night standing in front of j,he office door at Percival's. She took, her position there at 5:30 p.m Wednesday — and got possession of the auto when she paid the silver dollar to Clayton Percival at 8 a m the following day — 14Vi> hours later! ' ' ' She is shown handing the cash to Mr Perci val in the above photo Later the same day, Thursday, Mrs Jergens reportedly had received an offer of $50 for the auto. Many other persons stopped or drove by the garage during the night, Wednesday, and into the Tbout to ^ive u f th Y ''h 01 '? 1 " 81 gaVG UP hop ? when Mrs Jergens made it apparent she wasn't MW^-Z 6 '!! 0 '^, 1 ^ported several teenagers attempted to purchase the auto a day early, but, of course, trwas impossible to transact the deal until the stipulated Ume.-(UDM Newsfoto-Engraving). Algona Couple In'Eye'Of Fla. Hurricane A former Algona couple, Mr and Mrs Kay Setchell, who now live at Bonita Springs, Florida, have written local relatives an eye witness account of the recent havoc resulting from hurricane Donna along the Florida coast. Bonita Springs is south of Ft Meyers, Fla. and the "eye" of the hurricane passed right through their town. Kay is a former. Iowa conservation officer, and native of Algona, and Mrs Setchell, Harriett, is a sister of Mrs Lyle Mathes, Mrs Cydney Laird and Wen French, all of Algona. Setchell is a volunteer fireman at Bonila Springs and was on duty, during the hurricane, which brought winds of 179 miles and hour and a four-foot tidal wave along th'e coast. A whole trailer camp was smashed to pieces at Bonita Springs, and while the Sett-hell's had damage and flooding in their home they were not as bad off as many others. At the time the letter was written, Sept. 13, they did not have electricity or 'telephone service restored. Hardest hit of all, said Mrs Setchell, were many couples who had retired and live on pensions, and had most of their life savings invested in homes or trailers which were total losses. Sunshine Makes Comeback; Won't Stay Very Long Sunshine returned to this area this morning (Tuesday) following several days of dark, foggy and wet weather. More than three- fourths of an inch of rainfall was registered at the official weather station here during the past week, with most of it hitting the ground Sunday Hopes for more warm weather were dashed Monday when the 30-day' forecast gave indication the readings during the coming month would .be below normal. Here are the statistics for the past., week; *•* v • H L H Sept. 13 ,.,. , 68 45 Sept. J4 ....,-„„„„...67 42 Sept. J5 75 43 .02 Sept. 16 72 55 Sept. 17 ,65. 56 .04 ,Sept. 18 64 51 .57 Sept. 1? .., „—— 47 .13 Steele Elected As Toastmasters New President William F. Steele was elected president of the % Algona Toastmasters Club at a meeting last week, succeeding Dr. D. J., Shey who has served during the past year. Dr. D. D. Arnold was named as educational vice president, and Dan-el Ludwig as administrative vice president. Charles 'Ness is secretary, Dr. William Clegg, treasurer, and John Nauholz is sergeant-al-arms. WillDurant Dies; Funeral Here Monday William W, Durant, 69, well- known, life-long resident of AI- 'gona, died Friday at 2 p.m. at his home here after an illness of a year. Funeral services for Mr Durant were held Monday afternoon at First Congregational church with Rev. James Boyd officiating. Burial was in Ri'verview cemetery. McCullough's. Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers at the services were August Slagle, Albert Granzow, Dave .Leffert, Kyle Keith, William Ludwig and Henry Furst. William Worster Durant was born Aug. 10, 1891 in Algona to early pioneer residents, Anthony Hunter and Caroline Worster Durant. He was a graduate of Algona high school, following which he worked on or managed the family farms at Lotts Creek and Forest City. He was interested in livestock all of his life, particularly horses. He was a buyer for the Rockford, 111, Livestock Co. and the Hill Packing Co. at Estherville. He initiated the colt department at the Kossuth County Fair and headed it until his health failed. He was a member of the Congregational church and a former member of the board of directors. He was never married and made his home with his sisters, Caroline, former Algona school principal, and Margaret, well- known poet and writer. Two sisters, Antoinette and Ellen Durant preceded him in death. Besides his sisters, Mr Durant is survived, by a cousin, Mrs Harry Ward of Algona. Class Officers Are Named At Algona High Seniors — John Platt, president, Rosemary Medin, vice president, Karen Haase, secretary, Carl Danielson, treasurer, Bill Sigsbee and. Karen Alt, co-editors of annual, Eugene Wittkopf, business 7nanager, and Larry Klein, Gary Angle and Pat Na- voichick, student council. Juniors — Sandra Cook, pre.- sident, Lynn Kucck, vice president, Barbara Brandow, secretary, Larry Braun, treasurer, and Chuck Streit, Mary Misbach and Carolyn Plott, student council. Sophomores — tfhuck Ober- wetter, president, Mike Kain, vice president, Diane. Malueg, secretary, Ann Haase, treasurer, and Gary Kelley, Tom Waller and John Schuttcr, student council. Freshmen — Barbara Kuchen* reuther, president, D e 11 h e a Shierk, vice president, Nancy Cole, secretary, betty Holt, treasurer, and Kay --Moulton, Marcia Angle and Kent Immerfall, student council. Oct. t Event To Set New Entry Record Plans have boon nearly completed for the twelfth 'annual Kossuth Band Festival, slated to bo hold here Saturday, Oct. I, wording to Bill Steele, secretary of the Algona Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the event. While the number of bands, 25, is>nol tops in the number to appear here, it is probable that tho 1483 band members slated to march at 11 a.m. that day will set a new high in that department. According to officials, the number is 258 more than a year ago. One major problem faces the committee ih charge — a shortage of convertibles needed to carry the queen's representing the bands. An urgent appeal is being made to all owning convertibles to offer them for use in the parade. Following the parade at 11, a luncheon for all band members will be held at the high school Annex. That's where the parade will wind up after a march from the corner of Colby and State streets west on State, south on Hall and east on Nebraska. Meanwhile, the queen candidates, band masters and their wives will be honored at a luncheon at the Algona Hotel at noon. The queens will be introduced at the south entrance to the courthouse at 2:30 p.m. and there will also be a concert and marching demonstration by bands to be selected later. A sneak preview of a new movie will be feautred, at the Algona Theater at 2 and 4 p.m. All band members may attend free with tickets which will be handed out when they arrive here. The i big eveniag-show in front of the grandstand at t,he fairgrounds will begin at 7 p;m. There will be two marching band exhibitions, a twirling exhibition and massed band numbers, followed by the crowning of the 1961 Kossuth County Band Festival Queen. Carol Gronbach, 1960 Queen, will crown the new queen and serve as reigning queen at all festivities prior to selection of the new monarch. Here is a complete list o,f bands, including band masters, who will appear at the Festival: Algona..high school, senior and junior, Russ Guster; Garrigan high school, John Sterba; Bancroft St. John's, Bobby Griggs; Boone Valley, Keith ' Baessler; Britt, Dick Weed; Buffalo Center, Larry Oren; Burt, William Holm* seth; Corwith-Wesley, senior and. junior, George Feuerhelm; Cylinder, Robert Sackett; EJmore Harlan Johnson. Kanawha, Donald Conrad; Lakota, V. A. Barrett; Ledyard, Vern Anderson; LuVerne, Peter Farmakis; Rodman, Robert Sackett; Rolfe, Dean Gulbranson; Sentral, Warren Jones; Swea City, Harry Neisen; Titonka, Phil Faaborg; Thompson, Herbert Ward; Twin Rivers, Arvid Anderson; West Bend, Burt Kruse; and Whittemoie, Bevenly Wald- rbn. The list of band queens had not been completed at press time. GRID 4,, CONTEST Seventeen of 20 games correctly picked as to winners gave Jim Abbott, Algona, a firsl place in the opening Grid Guessers contest last week. He was the only entry with 17 games correct and thus wins a $7 cash awa*d. Mrs Robert F. Shilling Jon with 15 games correct, and a total high game score of 46 points, took second place and won $5. The actual high game total was 46. the Iowa State vs. Drake contest. A close third was Larry Sorensen of Fenlon, also with 16 correct and a high game total of 48. The high gam* total, it might b# added, is the com* bmed score of teams in any one game of the week. Milo Durant, Algona, also had 16 correct, and 63 points for high game total, to win Honorable Mention. Other entries with IS right included Ray Lan«fitt, Darrel Johnson. E. H. Mawdstey, Loren Hahle. Froehhch, Charles Ness, Suianne B.iich, W. W. Tom Kenefwk. and Pub Purant, all of Aloona; O'Brien, Be4e; and Mrs Herman Wise. Cwwith. ,,. -,-„,.„.,.„. A new sel of game* for Saturday, •"- •"'

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