The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 11, 1960 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 11, 1960
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State Iowa City; la. • By HUM Waller * * « A Monday morning Quarterback Club held its first local meeting at the Algona Hotel this v/eek. The group will convene at 8 a.m. with local coaches heading up the bull session and the rehash of preceding week's games, * * * Full programming at the new station KEYC-TV, channel 12, is slated to start this coming Sunday, dependent on final clearance from the Federal Communications Commission . . .special permission was given for broadcasting the World Series . . . local viewers report that reception of the Series has been so good that when a player spits you can almost tell the kind of gum or tobacco he is chewing. * » * We pause here to reprint a few wisely-worded remarks made by Rev. P. M. Casady,-rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Des Moines. in a recent church bulletin: "In the next'few-weeks passions are likely to increase and sound judgment to decrease. We are all going to live together when the election TS over. "Both candidates are able and honorable men. Both will be speaking as partisans. Both can be heard with a reasonable degree of skepticism ttnil humor. "When it is all over if we have kept from giving offense by hasty word or foolish charge to our brothers we can be glad, for wo'must go on living together. "And if we have been offended by thoughtless remarks, we must also be ready to forgive and forgot. "Americans are never going to act alike, think alike, believe alike, worship alike. "Our only salvation is to live in charity one with another, harboring always in the back of our mind the thought that by some remote possibility the other man might just possibly be right once in a while, and 'certainly just as sincere in his convictions." * * » Each Saturday the tickets for the Iowa-Minnesota game are looking bettor and better. * » » EAST SIDE SOCIAL NOTE: The very existence of the East Side Ladies Chowder and Noisemaking Society rs threatened. Complaints from disgruntled husbands get the water-off-ther duck's-back routine. Queries iibout the Society's purpose and value to society are handled suavely and discreetly by our Public Relations Committee (Dolores and Jean). But woe to us! When we organized we decided to play bridge until the last of us had burned her maternity clothes. But when Eleanor and Madonna produced their bambinos last week Under that beautiful harvest moon, the string ran out, and nothing is on the horizon. A special meeting was called this week to'discuss the problem, and our Steering Committee, Ruby and Mary, whb have certainly done their part, finally recommended we send the problem to the Ways and Means Committee (Mona and Lois), who are to make recommendations at the next meeting. Though- this serious problem cast a pall over our meeting, we did manage to listen to the Kennedy-Nixon debate. If the other thing doesn't break us up, this almost would have. What chaos! After the dust finally settled and our claws were pulled in, we took a poll and found we .are evenly divided: two for Kennedy, two for Nixon, two for Norman Thomas and two for William McKinley. We hope to close ranks at least a little by November 8th. JWorne* ESTABLISHED 1163 Iowa. m-tter M tte postottic* at Alton*, im. und«t Act of ConfreM at March I, an. AlOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1960 * THREE SECTlONS-18 PAGES PLUS 16 PA66 TABLOID VOL. 97 - NO. 41 2 Face Charges In Fatal Crashes Win. Quinn, 61, Rites Oct. 12 At Bancroft -William Quinn, 61, widely known Bancroft resident who has been a farm operator, cattle feeder and livestock buyer in this area for many yrars, succumbed last Saturday riighl at'.Holy Family hospital in Esthervillc whore he had been a patient for five preceding days. Death resulted from a perforated ulcer Mr Quinn was born at Streator III., Feb. 1, 1899. He came to Kossuth county in 191fr, and had lived at Pnncroft since that time Funeral services have been set for 9:30 a.m. Wed. at St. John's Catholic church in Bancroft, with Msgr. J. H. Schultes officiating. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery, with Garry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Surviving Mr Quinn are his widow, Lulu, and three daughters, Maureen Quinn of Omaha, Neb., Jeanne (Mrs Morran Higley), Omaha; and Patricia (Mrs Melvin Bowcn) Waco, Texas. There are also four grandchildren. Six brothers and two sisters also survive. They are James, Arcadia, la.; Jack of Lone Rock; Tom of Honolulu; Msgr. Robert J. Quinn, U.S. Navy; Bernard of Armstrong; and Charles of Bancroft. The sisters are Margaret (Mrs Leo Arndorfer), and Julia (Mrs Ed Gochc), both of Bancroft. Honorary pallbearers will be Ambrose W. Kennedy, Luke Linnan, L. J. Nemmers, Arthur Welp, Dr. T. J. Egan and J. H, Menke. Active .,. pallbearers will be George MerrbH, 'Ross' Ihmah, John Vaske, Frank Neuman, Lawrence Menkc and Joe Murray. •: Driver Loses 6 Teeth; Mishap Charges Filed Charges of failing to yield one- half the traveled highway were filed against Newton E. Heiter 64, Algona following a. two-cai collision on North Main street at 12:15 p.m. Friday. Driver of the other vehicle, To:n Zender. 21, St. Paul, son of Mr'and Mrs E. J. Zender, Algona, suffered the loss of six teeth as the result of the crash. Damage to the Zender auto, a I960 MG, was estimated in excess of $600, while damage to the Heiter vehicle was estimated at a total loss. The Heiter auto was headed north and the Zender auto south when the two collided in front of the root beer stand on Main street. The vehicles collided in the west portion of the curved highway. Heiter suffered a nose injury. According to reports, Zender attempted to drive into the west ditch in order to avoid the crash, but couldn't make it ' in time. The cars remained on the roadway following the mishap. "How where were wt in tte acey ducey game?" »',••''"•*• ' ffJfft* ^ eJBW^ew - Mfittabtiffl Over 400 Visit Hobby Show; 3 Win Prizes Over 400 visited the Exte'nsion Family Living Hobby Show, Friday, October 7, according to Avis Lettow, county extension home economist. The door prizes and their winners were — a doll made by Mrs Anna Weir, won by Mrs Ronald Gardner, Algona; and shell plaques made by Mrs William C. Da'u were won by Mrs Ray V. Cunningham, Burt and Mrs V. A. Stromer, Klemme. The hobbies displayed were — Ceramic jewelry and s'mall articles, Mrs J B. Asa, Algona; shell craft, Mrs William C. Dau, Algona; leather work, Mrs Edna A b e n s, Humboldt; decorative plates and cross stitch aprons, members of the Humboldt Hobby Club quilts, Miss Emma Dittmer, Algona; wood fiber flowers, Mrs Alma - Weir, Rapid City, S. Dakota; milk filter dolls, Mrs Joe Hauptman, Jr., Wesley.; mosaics, The Unique Hobby Shop, Algona and decorative dolls, Mrs Anna Weir, Algona. Donald Eraser Passes; Rites Here Wednesday Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Thomas Episcopal church for Donald A. Fraser, 68, life-long Kossuth county resident.. Father Donald Baustain will .officiate and burial will be in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. 'McCujlough's Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Mr Fraser died Sunday at his farm home southwest of Burt, where he had lived for over 40 years. He had been in ill health for the past few years. He was born June 19,-1892 at Algona to Donald Ro'derick and Dora Barker Fraser. He was. married to Marie Seip, Jan. 27,' 1914 at Algona. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal church here. Besides 1 his wife, Mr Fraser is survived by three daughters, Mrs R. A. (Carmella) Marbaugh of Wilshire, Ohio, Mrs Ralph (Marie) Bristau, Washington, D. C. and Mrs E. E. (Dorine) Pettis, Dexter, Minn.; two sons, Lyle and Carroll, both of Burt; a sister, Mary Fraser of Algona; two brothers, Clarence and John of Algona, and Alice of Dejta, Colo. There are ten grandchildren. His mother preceded him in death, March 13, 1960 and his father, March 13, 1911. Fined At Burt Burt — Gary Black was fined $15 and costs in mayor's court here Saturday due to loud mufflers on his auto. Manager Ray Langfitt of the Algona Theatre announces that a special Homecoming movie will be offered this coming Friday evening, starting at 11:30 p.m. following the Algona high-Eagle Grove football game. GRID CONTEST School Board Discusses New Athletic Plant i Possibility of a completely new athletic plant for the Algona Community School District was discussed by school board members at their regular meeting at the high school Monday night. A school sito engineer. David Gill of Illinois, was present at the meeting to present his findings to the board. Main reasons listed for the new plant, which would be constructed on school-owned property in ihe southeast portion of the ciiy, are lack of necessary practice fields, lack of a good track, and the possibility that present facilities, including the football and baseball fields at the fairgrounds, may not be available in the future. Supt. O. B. Laing, while telling of the possible action Tuesday morning, stated that the board and school officials would like to have persons in the school district give their views on such a move. The district owns a 35 acre area, which eventually will serve as the site for a new high school and athletic plant. The land was purchased in 1956 after passage of a bond issue vote. Some money from the original issue is available to begin, work on the athletic facilities now, but it is not certain the action will be taken at once. The fairgrounds facilities were originally set up on a five year basis. However, mat term has expired and it is renewed each year. 'If the county 1 -fair" : bda'r9 should move to another site, as has been discussed during recent years, the land would be sold and the public school would be without football and baseball facilities. The Athletic Park on East State street, which has served as practice field for football and as track for the school for many years, is expensive to get into shape each year and the field is hard and the track almost impossible to prepare, due to cars that drivi; on it most of the year. At the present time, there have been no estimates completed on possible cost of the new athletic- plant. ' Spencer Man Faces OMVI A Spencer man. James Kline, was charged with OMVI after his car, shown above, left hiahwav 18 near the Algona Airport plowed through a fehce and then got back on the highway F.idav n^on Kline entered a not guilty plea in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court this weekend and [was bound oveV to district court. Bond was set at $350 and was furnished. l L d over u al u? lman Di , ck Pedersen arrested Kline following the mishap. The auto went off the north sirfp S Politics Warms; GOP Sefs Rally Wednesday By Ol' Man Mose One guesser out of 413 entries picked II out of 20 names correctly as to winners last Saturday, He is Merrill Walker of Alqona. who wins the first place cash award of 17. Dick Palmer of Algona with 17 correct, took second place, and won 15. •' The biggost battle was for third place, where a host of entries had 11 correct, By virtue of hitting the high game Scoring total on the button (51, Colorado 35, Arisona 11) Ted Jenaen of Fonton took third place. Other U correct entries were from Bill Hutchinson of Cherokee, Dorothy Abbott, Alqona; Larry Sorensen, Fenton; Bobi nunchey, West Bend; and Mrs Jay Carlson. Wesley. Entries with 15 and 14 correct were bv the dosens. The; several upsets were pretty hard to correctly anticipate, but Utt't that so fust about every week? One entry totaled seven correct, and it is with regret that w. find Mrs Mel Kern of Algona thus sitting in single solitude on the Mourner's Bench until next Saturday. . In today's Upper Dee Moines are another set of 20 top games in the country. Oet your entry filled, in on the official entry blank and in our offke or the mail, postmarked, by neon Saturday. Tbett are still some entries reaching the efftee postmarked Jolt Saturday afternoon and they cannot •__ • Z_» • » . ' « Rites Are Held Monday For F. Cruikshank Funeral services for Frank J Cruikshank, 66, Kossuth county resident for the past 60 years, were held Monday afternoon in First Baptist church here. Rev J. R. Fountain officiated and burial with military rites, was in Riverview cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers at the services were C. S. Shipler, Les Huff, Cliff Riebhoff, John Hopkins, Anton Didricksen and Louis Egel. Mr Cruikshank, a retired farmer, died Friday at Veterans Hospital in Des Moines. He had been in failing health for about three years. He was born April 9, 1894 at DeKalb, 111. and came, to Kossuth county with his parents, Mr and Mrs James Cruikshank, when he was six years old. He was married to Clara Granzow Dec. 29, 1920 at Algona. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the V. F. W. post here. He was a charter member of the Izaac Walton League. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Ruth Cruikshank, Algona; one brother, Art of Algona; and two sisters, Mrs John (Alice) Ditsworth and Mrs Arthur (Grace) Jackman, both of Algona. Undergoes Surgery Mrs Don Smith, Jr. of Algona underwent surgery late Friday night at St. Ann hospital. She became ill the day before, was rushed to the hospital Friday evening and operated upon four hours later. It is expected that she will be released liter this week. Coad Caravans Toured County For 2 Days Political campaign activity in Kossuth county last week was mostly in the Democratic camp, headined by a county tour in which Congressman Merwin Coad visited every town in the county and several farms as well, during a two-day caravan. At a Democratic rally last Tuesday evening, Congressman Coad, John Hansen, candidate for Lt. Governor, and John J. Brown, candidate for state senator, were on a speaking program in the Titonka high school auditorium. Don Murray presided, and Joe Bradley introduced the speakers. County candidates were also present and received an ovation. Mr Hansen told his audience that an interstate Federal highway was originally scheduled to go across northern Iowa, but that a Republican controlled highway commission disagreed so long on a possible route that the Bureau of Roads finally moved the route into southern Minnesota. "The road logically should have gone across North Iowa, enroute from Milwaukee to Sioux Falls, but now it will jog north and then south at each end because of conflict with Highway Commission ranks" Hansen claimed. The Highway Commission since then has gained a Democratic majority as new appointments have been made by Governor Loveless. Congressman Coad spoke on a variety of subjects, but none as close to the hearts of his audience as his reference to the fact that "Nixon and Benson have married for 7Va years, but now Nixon wants a divorce — and he has seen to it that Mr Benson is being sent on a 'goodwill tour' to South America until after the election — at taxpayers' expense of course." Coad also pointed out with emphasis that while a Democratic- controlled Congress has passed five farm bills since 1955, each one had been vetoed by the administration. The veto could not be overriden because at no time has th^ere been a two-thirds Democratic majority in Congress, necessary to override a presidential veto. Last Tuesday morning the caravan toured the northern half of the county. At Swea City a dinner was served at the VFW Post with Mrs Rose M. Anderson in charge. At Lakota, coffee was served with Mrs Bob Hamilton in charge. 'COFFEE' FOB McMANUS SLATED HEUE OCT. 17 Mr and Mrs Joe Bradley and the Democratic Women's- Club will be host? at a coffee for Lt. Gov. Edward J. McManus, candidate for governor on the Demo- 'cratic ticket, at 2:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17, at (he Bradley home, 706 No. Thorington. The public -is invited. Algona Woman Dies; Funeral Held Saturday Funeral services for Mrs Claire G. Anderson, 82, well-known lifelong Algona resident, were held Saturday morning in St. Thomas Episcopal church here. Father Donald Baustain officiated and burial was in Riverview cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel -was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers at the services were nephews, Gilbert, Arthur, Clifton and Hollis Bensehoter and grand-nephews, Arlen and Dean Bensehoter. Mrs. Anderson died Oct. 6 at St. Ann hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks. She was born Claire Gilbert April 10, 1878 on a farm near Algbna. Her parents were Hollis and Lucy Ensign Gilbert. She was educated in the Algona schools. Her husband, Walferd Anderson, preceded her in death in April 1939. Mrs Anderson moved from the family farm to her home at 308 E. Oak street here several years ago. Mrs Anderson was interested in the cultural life of the Community and took an active part in it. She was a life-long member of St. Thomas Episcopal church, active in the League of Women Voters and a member of 'the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was known for her kindness to her many friends. Surviving is a sister, Mrs Laura Bensehoter, Algona. Beans Run Better Than Expected North Central Iowa's field crop of corn was considered out of frost danger by 95 per cent this week, as clear, warm weather prevailed. Soy bean combining was the order of business last week and this, and reports are that the beans are running heavier than expected. In north Kossuth county, where early rains had been expected to curtail total production, in some areas, reports were that the crops are better than had been earlier expected. Hickenlooper To Head Speakers For Republicans Republican campaign activity will move into action this week in Kossuth county. A county rally is scheduled for Wednesday evening, 8 p.m., at the Algona high school auditorium-with a large group of candidates, local and state, to be present. U.S. Senator B. B. Hickenlooper will head the speaking list, with Jack Miller, candidate for governor, and others also on the program. Oliver Carlson of Algona and Angus Cotton of Lone Rock are handling, arrangements. Carlson is the county Republican chairman and Cotton is the 6th district chairman for the party. COFFEE PARTY FOR MRS C. C. INMAN Thursday, Oct. re, at 2:30 p.m., Republican women will hold a coffee party boosting the candidacy of Mrs C. C. Inman of Bancroft, a candidate for state representative. The affair will be held at the home of Mrs Milton Norton, 223 East Call St. Mrs Chester Schoby is a joint hostess with Mrs Norton. The public is invited. New TV Station Begins Programs Next Sunday Television station KEYC, channel 12 at-Mankato, Minn., regular programing Sunday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. Reception in the Kossuth county vicinity is reported as good by most viewers. The station received special permission to go on the air prior to Oct. 9 with World Series telecasts, which began Wednesday, Oct. 5. The Federal Communications Commission waived itSj regular rules to allow the Series telecasts to be carried by KEYC. Test patterns of the new station began appearing Oct. 3. Other electronic tests, which normally are completed before a station goes on the air, were held up due to the absense of a rectifier for the station's transmitter Manslaughter Hearing Set For Oct. 21 Manslaughter charges wore filed against Larry Leaneagh. 31. Algona. in Mayor C. C. Shii-rk's court here friday. The charges, filed by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorsl r.nd Palrolmaa Dick Pedersen, followed almost a week of investigation following the deaths of two Titonka men in a two-car crash three m"r>s east of Algnnsi Friday. Sept, 30. The matter has been continued by the mayor until Friday, Oct. 21. Bond was set at $5,000 and furnished. Leaneagh escaped injury in ihe tragedy which claimed the lives of Falkert Stecker, 37. and his brother, Henry Stecker, both of Titonka. An auto driven by Leaneagh struck an auto carrying the Sleckers from ihe rear and both died instantly of skull fractures and broken necks. Both autos were headed east at the time -of the mishap, which occurred at 11:50 p.m. Robert Calgaard, Joice, driver of an auto in which his uncle, Oscar Calgaard, 67, Joice, met his death in a car-pickup truck mishap near Titonka Sept. 28, was charged with failing to yield the right-of-way at an intersection so marked and final decision in the matter will be handed down by Mayor Shierk Monday, Oct. 17. The auto driven by young Calgaard and a pickup driven by Ubbe Ubben, 39, Titonka, collided at a blacktop highway intersection three miles north and a half-mile east of Titonka. Charges were filed following a complete investigation of -the crash. Here are other Cases heard by the mayor during the past week: Edwin Heerdt. Burt, illegal mufflers, $5; Robert Schmidt, Algona, failing to yield one-half the traveled road, $10, and restricted license, $5 (suspended); William Johnson, Blue Earth, truck overload, $13.40; Robert Steven, Algona, failure to hava control of auto, $5; Brian Linnan, Algona, speeding, $10; Don« aid Prew, Algona, discharging gun within city limits, $5; Newton Hieter, Algona, failure to yield one-half the traveled road, $5; James Schmftt, Lone Rock, speeding, $20; and John Gilbert, Algona, improper passing, $10 Costs were assessed in addition to fines. Fire Destroys Barn On Farm At Armstrong Extensive damage re.sulted when fire swept through a cattle shed and barn on the Gene Helgason farm on the outskirts of Armstrong late Saturday night. Firemen battled the flames for four hours and saved a portion of the combination building. Firemen were called at 10 p.m. when Mr Helgason discovered the blaze. It is believed the fire got its start from a short in the wiring. In turn, the short was responsible for turning on a light in a feed lot, leading to discovery of the fire. Damage was not estimated. Eiay in the barn was burned and the barn end of the building was completely destroyed. The cattle shed was damaged by smoke and water. New Moose Governor Gordon Odor, who had been serving as junior governor of the Algona Moose Lodge, was elected governor to fill out the term Of Harold Miller, at a special lodg* meeting Monday evening. Miller is moving to California. Everett Garbett was named junior got* ernor. Fenton Sow Is Very Productive There's a mother pig it Fenton that hat to many lit. tie ones ihe can't feed them, A Hampshire sow on the Don Shaw farm near Fenton Uttered 14 pigs Sunday, It'* probable the mother would have been able to handle that size family, but when those 14 were added to 11 she produced three day* earlier, the group became too large. \ Dr. John Walte, Ftnton ve» terinarian, staled he had heard of caw similar to th* Shaw «ew's plifht, but had never Men it happen before, Sinee the mtfbtf pfe to *e< able to feed ell tbe Wile one*, MUM MO MM cered {•« krfiw itvi with PWff .%&

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