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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 27, 1960
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Dept* or memory ana Dee Moinoe 19, Iowa , Edilor's Note — The moveih some of our Dreaders, , \ occasionally, one Iri partfeulaf io'lhe point of writing a" column, which we present ' herewith. . . * * * NOBODY ASKED M&-BUT ., One of'tiie.manV^aVfs of pol- litical life.l find; aUpallihg;i*.the Pendency of candidates''to, adver- fctise the number of .children ttiey' IhaVe', as though ' fertility were ? somehow a prerequisite for public f off ice. • ,, . f r * V * t could do without the poefryi of e. e. commings. * ; *,-..* .• •* , Music is a higher art form than either, writing or .painting. * * * The most - salient and sensible objection to censorship in any form is that it soon becomes an end in itself. * t * Before the scientists begin their ^search for intelligent life on other 'planets, why don't they try to Lrfind some on earth?'' ,1 S.A..*--, . . .>»-- -M. eSTABLISHEb 1863 -L IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1960 THREE SECTIONS-18 PAGES VOL. 9r - NO. 39 5 Bands Saturday Start Unveiling Of 1961 The * civil defense program is not only expensively ineffectual but is dangerous in that it promotes complacency, making us less inclined to work for peace. Two will get you ten you aren't conversant with the pronunciation of "conversant/" Ditto "doldrums." ' •, * * '* : Eastern, eggheads justifiably prefer Maverick over all other TV offerings. . , , v * "•','* ' ••: I , > I move that 'the first American astronaut be Dorthy Kilgallen. '*.'*..* Mr Nixon's protestations of his greater experience'bring to mind the definition, "Experience is the name men give to their mistakes. 1 ' . 'If you weren't scared during Psycho you should see a psychiatrist. , Most people who like James Thurber's superb humor" don't realize that he is also an impeccable prose craftsman. ' * * i, *' The Yankees have been hitting Kansas City pitchers as if they owned them, which they probably either have or will eventually. '• • , >* * * A notable I ; d like to see remov ed from the lofty position he so incompetently occupies is Bennett Gerf. One might say that Bennett should be reduced to ser- Idom. * * * ' I like sick jokes as .well as the next, but Hollywood's version, "The Apartment," wasn't funny. • tfnveiling ,of new 1961 car models get underway this week; wjien two complete Hfces o.f n<£w' models will go on display in local sh6w rooms. , ' , The new cars to .officially ajjpeur for 'the 1 first time this Thursday are the, Dodge litfe'-at^Percival Motors, and Ford ( and Falcon' lines 'at Kent Mojor, Co.' . • • • The< y Chrysler-engineered Dodge,, line includes the'teg- ular and cusfom D6dge, the Dodge Dart and the compact' .•Lancer, ,> In' the" Ford .line the new , models, will also include several nevrstlyings and body, •';designs in the Falcon group. 1 Both Kent Motor and P>r- cival Motors have 'detailed- information' on their ''new , car showing in. today's Upper * Des Moines. ''',\ . ' ,,' Next week, the new cars 16 -' 5 ' go on display include the ' Chevrolet and Cofvalr lines, ihe Cadillac, Buick,- Ponliac and Lack, th>'Oldsmobile and { Rambler,-and* Jhe Mer.cUry- and Comet,lines. .- ^.»i \r Kossuth' Motor will present;-;-, ' the Chevrolet ,and C6ryait,,-, models; Shult* Bros, will un- •''¥; ve'il the Cadillac.-Buiek, Port.»'f; tiac arid Lark) Dau's Garage ; . Will offer ihe new Oldsmobi|«, -j $ Gars and Rambler, • including an Olds compact; and Taylor Mercury will display, the. new Mercury and Comet lines. The* presentation of new model cars is one , of the most interesting limes of the year, and ihis\ fall is no exception, with all car manufacturers coming Up.', with new innovations, especially in the' compact field. ' • ' '.' . The most impressive address I have ever heard' was Dr. Jerome Frank's speech, "The Nuclear Arms Race — Sanity and Survival." * • ». j The lack of space in churches would soon be solved if all the people who failed to believe in the tenets of Christianity would stay at home on Sunday. Which brings to mind a quote I have imagined being made by Norman Vincent Peale, "Everyone 'should be a Christian, but only, of course, in moderation. Leisure is the real mother of invention, « » * If all the disc jockeys were .placed end to end'I'd rejoice. "' * , * *'.''' A war that! wo.uld relish with the hope that it would result in mutual destruction would be one between the AEC and the Pen tagon. * . * * The most consistent swearers I know often have the best vocabularies. * * * i Whenever the word "adult" is applied to a motion picture one can be quite sure that it is juvenile. * * * The best that can be said of columnist David Lawrence is that fce occasionally rises to the level of mediocrity It's a sign pi basic insecurity I suppose, but I still haven't been able to throw away my Adlai Sitevenson button. * * * I have it on excellent authority that in 1938 the State of Wyoming produced one third. «f a pound pf dry edible beans •for every rnan, woman, and child in the nation- (This is an example of MrsHedlund Passes; Rites Here Tuesday Funeral services for, Mrs Herbert (lone) Hedlund, 40, were held this afternoon (Tuesday) in First Methodist church here, Rev. Newton Coughenour officiated and burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens'. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge, pf arrangements. Pallbearers' at the services were Henry Guderian, Philip Diamond, Wendell Jergenson, Robert Munger. Ted Hoover, Sr. and William Kuhn,'Jr. „ Mrs Hedlund, succumbed to cancer Friday at St. Ann hospital where she had been a patient for several months She had been ill-ifoY two years. • ' • 1 She was born lohe Duston, Jan 29, 1920 at Ottumwa to John W. and Effie Roupe Duston. She was a graduate of Roosevelt high school in Des Moines and Attended Drake University. She was' married to Herbert Hedlund, AugSl9,"1939'a«a tlrtrcou- ple came to Algona in January of 1942. Mr Hedlund is manager Careless Letter Writer? Oct. 2-8 Time To Repent The 23rd annual Letter W.riting Week'' will be celebratedi in Algona, Iowa during the ( week of October 2 to 8, it was announced today by Postmaster W. W. Sullivan. ., '_ Postmaster Sullivan noted that there has been a .revival of personal 1 letter writing during the last few years. "A 1 letter remains the most economical longest lasting, and sincerest means of extending greetings, communicating sodal'newS; and -exchanging ideas,"'the Postmaster, said. During Letter Writing Postmaster ' Sullivan suggest^ that individuals write at iVa^l two letters: 'one 'to a friend 'or 'relative from whom you have nol heard in a long time, and' the second as a reply to a' friend' o',r relative who recently wrote to you. He also urged correspondence to people in other coqntities as a i means of promoting under-' standing among the people of different nations, The slogan of tliis year's eyent is "Letters are'Links to,Friepd- ship." Political Activity Steps Up For Both Parties -•". . • ,' * .1 Both major political parties on the local (county) ' level wer swinging into October, full tilt Each is planning numerous act ivities. ) v . ' " ... For vlKe'' Republicans,/^ ... * i xtly \ -* of the Pioneer Hybred Corn Company here., Mrs Hedlund was a member of the Methodist church and activ? in the women's groups, a member of the Order of Eastern Star and several social clubs. She had a wide circle of friends. Survivors include her husband, her mother, Mrs Effie Duston, Des Moines, two daughters, Mrs John (Patricia) Bernmghaus, Algona,, and Virginia,'.at home; a son, John, also at Home; two brothers, John and George Duston both of Des Moines; and a sister, Mrs Forrest (Mary) Irving, Des Moines. M. Duryea, 97 r Dies; Funeral Held Thursday Funeral services for Mary Duryea, 97, long-tim» resident of Algona, were held Thursday afternoon in the Hamilton Funeral Home here. R,ev. James Boyd of the First Congregational church officiated' and burial was in Riverview cemetery. Miss, Duryea died Tuesday at St, Ann hospital in Algona. She had been a pattent in rest homes at Emmetsburg and Burt for several years. She was born v May 3, 1863', in Dubuque county 1 to George and Rose Kennedy Duryea, She was the last of her family, a sister Miss Nina Duryea, having died Feb. 20, 1959. She was a sister of the late 'Jim Duryea, big league baseball player of the 1890's. Surviving are a nephew, Henry Africa of Iowa City, a nephew in California and a niece in Flor\da. Another nephew, .George Africa, a barber at Armstrong for many years, died there recently. Say' tliat the big publican' rally will take plac< 'Friday, evening,'-Oct. 28, at a place yet to be'selected. Every available candidate state , anc county, will be present, headed b: Jack, Miller; candidate for the U S. Senate. Republican women are holding a tea, Tuesday, OcL4,?a Van's Cafe. On the. Democratic side the big event for next week is a two-day caravan boosting the candidacy b: Merwirv Goad for reelection las congressman, Oct. 4 and 5. The first day, Oct. 4, all towns from highway 18 north in the county with be visited. On Oct. 5, Wednesday, towns south of highway 18 will be'visited by the caravan A men's smoker from 9 to 10 a.m. will precede the tour Oct. 5 at the Algono Hotel. Glee Bullock, Burt, is chairman of the two- day caravan program planning. Between "the two days, Tuesday evening, Oct. 4, a Democratic rally will be held at Titonka,.in the high school, with headline speakers and most local leve! candidates for office, Don Murray, county Democratic chairman said. BALLOT PRINTING JOB WELL UNDERWAY Printing of some 22,000 general election ballots for Kossuth County was well underway this Week in the plant of the Upper Des Moines, with the assistance of Phil Jaren, publisher of the Titonka Topic. The Upper Des Moines and Topic are jointly preparing and printing the big general election ballots, under the direction of Marc Moore, county auditor, and Arnie Alderson, deputy county auditor. Absentee ballots will be forwarded to those who have requested them the latter part of tKe week. DEMOCRATIC WOMEN MEET, ORGANIZE Organization of a Kossuth County Democratic Women's Clutj took place last Saturday afternoon at a meeting and coffee paj^yattheAlgonaHotel. Winner oi 26 State and ! Natip»il _ Annual Ifttsr .', Newspaper Contests Mrs Morris Berkness > of Armstrong, county vice < chairman, presided. County candidates were introduced, - and Mrs Joseph Hand and Mrs" John Brown of iEmmetsburg Were present as •Tn""'t'h"e"~o"rgamz-atlbrii' Mrs Don, Prieskorn of Alg6na was named president, Mrs Rober. E. Ellefson, Mrs L. E. Linnan, Mrs Nick Weydert, Mrs Pat Bradley ^nd Mrs Lae,l Root, vice presidents, Mrs Dorothy ^Higgms, secretary, and Mrs Helen Cameron treasurer., The next meeting has been set 'for Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Algona Hotel. Funeral Held Monday For Mrs B. Bakken Funeral services for Mrs Ben (Helen) - Bakken, 65, were held Monday afternoon at the First Lutheran church. Rev. Edsel Isaacson officiated and burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. McCullough's Funeral Chapel Was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers at the services were Ralph Elbert, Roy Haugen, Peter Halsrud, Ross Calhoun, Matt Kapp and Gilbert Hargreaves. Mr Bakken died Friday afternoon at University jiospit^ls at Iowa City where she had been a patient for'three weeks, She had been a semi-invalid for the past few years, suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. She succumbed :o a stroke. She was born Helen Engebritson, April 30, 1895 in Norway. She came to the United States Wheij she was 45 and on March 4, 1919, was married to Ben M. Bakken at Bode. The couple :ame to Algona in the early 1930s and for several years were managers of the Kossuth county 'arm. Survivors include her husband; ;wo daughters, Mrs Kenneth (Ara) Cowan and Mrs Fred (Vivian) Cent, Jr., both of Algona; a bro- her, Holger Engebritzen of Onario, Canada; and five grand- Children. United Fund To Hold Campaign Here Oct. 10 A number of, organization and committee meetings have already been held and will continue to be held in planning the second annual drive for funds by the United Fund oi Algona.'. The campaign will be timed to coincide with a gf'eat mqny other similar campaigns all over the United States during the month of : October. Business solicitation will be-held Oct. 10-19 and residence solicitation Oct. 21-29 here. The board of directors,'has v had numerous reports and comments on the success of last year's campaign and public approval of the ideg'"of eliminating tne work and .nuisance of numerous individual door-to-doOr solicitations with resultant expense' duplication. ,• Orie third of the members of ,he board of directors pf the Uni- ed Fund of Algona are elected e^ch year at an advertised meet- where 'pll contributors aVe _ fye tdf^vote^.Presentee members are John' Claude, president, Russell G. Buchanan, immediate past president, Gordon Hall, treasurer, and Mrs John Hopkins, , secretary, Mrs Nat Bangs, Wes Bartlett, Dr Dan Bray, Mrs Ann".Clark,. Perry Collins, Mrs Fred G.eigel, Barbara Haggard, Don Hemmingsen, E. H.' Hutchins, Oscar Metcalf, Pat Montag, Mrs Marc Moore, Eugene Murtagh, Mrs Craig Smith, L. A. Winkel,. Ted Herbst and Mrs Vic Parisons. \ It is anticipated that the causes to be supported by the funds will be similar to those supported last year. The budget and alloqatio»s committee tends to recommend allocating funds to the causes which have a history of being popularly approved and supported- in the city in the past. The committee goes to considerable length to ascertain that organizations to which funds are allocated use a minimum for organization and promotipnal expense and a maximum for support of the actual causes or objectives intended. Special Events / To Follow Big A.M. Parade Final plans H for the 12th annual Kossuth Band Festival, Which will be; held here this Saturday, Oct. < 1,. were announced by Bill Stecle, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce this week, A total of' 25 bands and 1483 musicians from 'this area are expected to appear/ ' Co-hostesses for the event will be'Judy Gerber, Algona high school queen, and Myra Elbert, Garrigan high school queen. Both will' be ineligible, to • compete for the title of Kossuth Band Festival Queen. The other 25 queens entered will compete for the iiile, with the crowning of the new"queen, to be held at the close of the evening, program at the 'fairgrounds Saturday night., Reigning Queen will be Carol Gronbach, 1960 Queen from Twin Rivers high school. She will 'place the crown upon the dead of >the newly-crowned Queen. ': ' A complete'.schedule of events for the Festival will be found in co-op ad elsewhere in today's LIDM. Here is a summary of events not already listed: The* Corwith-Wesley senior 3and will present a marching >and demonstration at 2 p.m. on State street; the Ledyard band will present a concert at the courthouse at 2:15 p.rn;; the Swea ~tity band is slated to present marching demonstration on State street at 3 p.m. ',-.',>. Buying Hoqs For Overseas Use Western Buyers, midwestern og buyers with headquarters in Jgona, is filling^ orders for from 00 to 700 head of hogs a week which meet specific requirements as to cholera immunity, which are being shipped to a specialty processing firm for slaughter and eventual shipment to the British Isles. The requirements of two basic points are outlined in ft company ad elsewhere in this issue. raisers whose swine jneet the requirements are invited fc» contact Rites Thursday For Former Area Resident Funeral services for John H. Miller, 71, former Plum Creek township farmer, will be held in St, Cecelia's Catholic church here at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Msgr. P. P. Gearen will officiate, burial will be at Calvary cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be six nephews. They -are Ed, Howard and Andrew Miller, Henry Schick and Emil and Adlore Kehoe. Mr Miller died Sunday at Minneapolis following a six month llness. He was a foreman in a jaint factory there after leaving th| Plum Creek area. He never married. John Kf. Miller was born Aug. 2, 1889 in Dubuque county. He was a son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Miller and came with his parents to this area in 1890. He is survived by. a brother, Frank Miller, Schoby, Mont. There will be a rosary for Mr Miller at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral horn*. One of the'many (outstanding features of ihe 12lh annual Kossuth Band Festival, which will be held here'this Saturday,,Oct. 1, will be the appearance ojE Karen Navoichick, who has appeared as featured baton twirler with many midwest musical organizations. Miss Navoichick will {appear in the Festival parade at 11 a.m. and later in the, day will) conduct twirling classes'on the high : school lawn. She will also give •"•a;-twirling exhibition during the evening progranr<at the fairgrounds. •.. ,•' ' : •* Miss Navoichick came here with her parents from .Kenosha, ^is^he^WJ^ Band^wMe a erjde ^ school student and also put in many hours with a C. YT OT bandana Kenosha high school band.'She was also featured with the Kenosha Drum and Bugle Corps and was a majorette at Drake U. during her freshman year last season, and served as assistant instructor of the St. Joseph's Academy Drill Team in Des Moines. She now conducts a school of dance here. (Nels Isaacson Photo — UDM Engraving). Injury Case Is Settled Here; 160 Awarded Needle Removed Cheryl, two year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Pgvid Merrym^n, w$? taken to St. Ann hospital Friday for removal.o.f 8 needle Western Buyers for quotations, she had swallowed. ' Judy Gfrrber ' Brail Wright, president of th Algona Chambei of Commerce will serve as master of ceremon ies during the evening program which begins at 7 p.m.; the Lu Verne band, and perhaps on other, will present a marchini exhibition to leau off the pro gram in front of the grandstand and Karen Navoichick, Algona will present a baton twirling ex hibition preceding massed band numbers. Queens named to represent llu bands entered in the Festiva will be presented with a brace let bearing a medalion which will be engraved with the name of the event ana 'the school re presented. As in the past, a hos tess committee from the Cham ber of Coinmerow will welcome and take care of the queen can didates during their stay here. Free passes to the noon bant members lunchebn at the Al gona high school Annex and a movie in the afternoon at the Algona 'Theater will be distributed to band members when they arrive Saturday morning The movie is guaranteed to be a sneak preview of a picture that has not shown anywhere in this area. It features big name stars and is slated to be one of the top movies of the year. Joe Nordseth, Ex-Newspaper Editor, Passes Whittemore — Word was received here Thursday evening by Lawrence Pert! of the' death of Joe Nordseth, 76, of Emery South Dakota. Mr Nordseth was a former resident here and. editor of the Whittemore Champion. Mr Nordseth fell at his home Monday evening and in some way striking his head. He was taken to the hospital where he died Thursday evening. A panel of 12 jurors awarded Karen Ristau a total of $2,160.75 for personal injuries, pain arid suffering, permanent and partial disability, medical, surgical and hospital services and loss of earnings in district court here Friday evening. The jury deliberated the matter, from 4i30 to 8:30 p.m. Judge G. W. Stillman presided at the trial. Mrs Ristau, who was injured May 29, 1959 when an auto driven by Richard Ristau and another driven by Walter Weisbrbd collided at the intersection of highways 18 and 44 a mile north of Whittemorc, rihe originally asked $5,440.75 when the petition was filed. The damage suit was filed against Helena Dodds as admi- nistratrix of the estate of Walter Weisbrod, who was killed in the crash. The origirial petition chargcc that Weisbrod was negligent anc thus was responsible for the mishap and" injuries to Mrs Ristau Ristau also filed a petition after the mishap, asking a total o $16,877.09 in damages for injuries received in the mishap. It is probable the Richard Ristau vs Helena Dodds, administratrix ol the estate of Walter Weisbrod matter will not be heard during the present term of court. Basically, the Karen Ristau petition claimed Mr Wt-isbrod did not stop for a stop sign at :he intersection and that the Ris- au auto had the right of way. iistau was headed east and Mi Weisbrod north at the time of he tragedy. Several other matters are on he docket to be heard during the Dresent term of court, but the ury is not supposed to report jgain until Monday morning, un- ess called in. Divorce Decree A final divorce decree was ;ranted by Judge G. W. Stillman n district court here Monday. he plaintiff, Pierre J. Reiter, vas granted a divorce and cus- ody of four minor children from Wilma A. Reiter, defendant. Carol Gronbach Parish Supper The St. Benedict parish supper will be held in the parish hall nuxt Sunday, Oct. 2. 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