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Kossuth Reprinting 21,000 Election Ballots Errors Found After First Printing Ends X State Historioal Iowa City, J la. Mistakes in the general olor tion ballots for Kossuth county nave resulted in a decision to re pnnt oil of the ballots. The office of the Town nttornej general advised that after a con ference held last week in Des Moinrs by County Auditor Mnrc Moore, County Attorney Gordon Wmkel, and First Asst. Attorney General Frank Bianco. The conn ty-auditor is the official in charge of ballot printing, as directed by the Iowa Code. Between 21,00(1 and 22,000 bal lots are involved. The first mistake came to ligh six days after delivery of the printed ballots. There wen squares opposite the names ol candidates for both president am' vice president. Instead of a voting box in front of each name the president and vice presiden in each column must be bracketed with one voting box for both Candidates. A voter cannot split his ballot for president and vice president. A sample of the 1958 ballot was provided as style for the printers of the ballot, the Upper DCS Moines Publishing Co., and Tltonka Topic, and the ballot was set accordingly with a square in front of each name. In 1958 there was no presidential contest and every name had a square. Proofs and corrected proofs slipped by without the error being noted. Mr Bianco said this was not. the first time the mistake had happened in Iowa. When the first incorrect aspect of the ballot came to light, Auditor Moore 'ordered gummed, correctly printed strips, and work had started on moistening and pasting in the strips across the ballot in the presidential colum- tis. While this was in process, it was discovered that there should be two spaces in each column to vote for constables and justices of the peace. Only one line was printed. While many of the precincts have no actual candidates for these offices, there can still be two elected. After discovery of the second error another call was made to Des Moines and the conference set up with the attorney general's office. About 75 ballots had already been sent to service men, but unless the voters split their vote for president and vice president they presumably can be counted. They are illegal but not void, in the opinion expressed by the assistant attorney general to the Kossuth officials. Ballots arc printed at a specified price set by law at $45 per Ihousand. BOTH PARTIES OPEN CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS Both republican and democratic headquarters have been opened in Algona by county committees. Each is in a building facing the courthouse square where businesses have ceased within the past year. The GOP headquarters is in the Heise building formerly occupied by Ernie Williams Pontiac-Cadillac, and the democrats are in the building formerly occupied by the Pink- Petal floral shop. Arthur Maass, LuVerne, Dies LuVerne — Arthur Maass, 68, died at his home early this morning, Tuesday, after an illness of several years. Funeral services have been set for Friday at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical United Brethren church in LuVerne and burial will be in the LuVerne cemetery, Blake Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr Maass is survived by his wife and four children, Marvin, Lavonne, May belle and Bobby, and three brothers and one sister. He went to LuVerne in 1925 from So. Dakota, and had .been employed at the Galbraith Elevator until 1950 when he retired. To Observe 25th Mr and Mrs Matter Elbert are observing their 25th Wedding Anniversary Sat., Oct. 22, with Open House from 2 to 5 p.m. THE PHONE BEGAN RINGING . , . , . . that's what Mrs A. B. Alex, ander reports, after she had inserted the ad below in the Upper Des Moines classified ad *2f *— n ^ '..'_..__..___ FOR SALE — OLD HENS FOR canning. Call CY 4-3853. fQc each. RESULTS COUNT I USE UDM WANT AW 4444 Upper ESTABLISHED 1863 M™ f C ?n n ™ CU ? matt ' r at the P°«°fflce «t Alton.. Nov. 1, 1038. under Act of Confrcgs of March 3. 1879. ALOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1960 2 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES VOL. 97 - NO. 42 Car Crash Fatal To Mother, Child OhioanGefslO Years After Forgery Plea Paul C. Blair, 28, Mogadore, Ohio, entered a guilty plea to a u g »/' f for £ cl 'y in district court here Monday and was sentenced to 10 years in the state penitentiary at Fort Madison by Judge G. W. Slillman. , Blair had an 18 year old California girl as his companion when he was arrested. She later joined her mother in Oklahoma as no charges were filed against her. Several account cases were iled in district court this week The Oliver Corp, is plaintiff in in action against John T. Lynch defendant, for settlement of an 58,220.56 merchandise account. The amount is claimed due .from -.ynch for equipment purchased i'rom Oliver. Miller Lumber Co. is seeking 5475.56 from Joe Lichler for merchandise, Elbert Chevrolet seeks 5277.90 claimed due from James <noer as settlement for a repossessed auto and Waiter Anderson, plaintiff, asks $397.65 for settlement of a promissory note rom Martin Wubben. The Chase Investment Co. also filed for re- Dossession of a 1955 automobile rom Woodrow Nelson. McManus Favors Adopting State Economy Program E. J. (Nick) McMANUS Rites Held For Paul H. Black Here Monday Funeral services for Paul Hugh Mack, 77, well-known Algona armer, were held Monday afternoon in First Baptist church. Rev. I. R. Fountain officiated and bur- al was at Riverview cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel vas in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers at the services ere William Geering, Eugene lutchins, Corwiri Peer, Lyle Rany, Chester Sill and Wayne Keith. Mr Black died Saturday at St. Ann hospital where he had been patient for several weeks. He was born April 8, 1883 at Algona to Mr and Mrs Hugh Black. He was educated in the ounty schools. His wife, the ormer Lilie Urch, proceeded him n death in 1948. He was a long- ime member of the Baptist hurch here and active in its vork. Surviving arc two daughters, :uth and Evelyn Black, both of ^ockford, 111.; two sons, Robert of Ugona, and Rev. Everett Black f Spencer and eight grandchild- en. He was preceded in death by is parents and a brother and a ister. Relative Passes Mrs Bob Sigsbee, Algona, re- eived word last Monday of the eath of her aunt, Sophia Mueler, 66, the previous week at Zurch, Switzerland, after a linger- ng illness. Miss Mueller was a ister of Mrs Adolph Bruellman, tVest Bend. Algona Kegler Sets New Marks For Gals Here Jackie Laing, for, several yean one of the top woman bowleri in Algona. set all kinds of records Saturday afternoon at Algona Lanes when she tossed a 288 single line and 693 series. Both totals set new records for women keglers here. Miss Laing's torried bowling came as she qualified for a TV show. Her first ten throws in the 288 game were perfect strikes. She then picked' up eight and spared to wind up 12 pins short of a .perfect 300, Her other lines were 202 and 203. Besides setting two new standards for Algona women, Miss. Laing's single gam* total, 311. U high in th* entire state during the present season, Mrs Nichtern Buried Here October 11 Funeral services for Mrs Harvey Nichtern. 60, Wallingford, were held in the Graettinger Methodist church Tuesday, Oct. 11. Rev. R, O. Grote officiated and burial was at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, A-lgona. Mrs Nichtern succumbed suddenly to a heart attack at her home near.Wallingford at 4 a.m. Oct. 8. • Anna Veatrice Carney was born at Georgetown, 111. Sept. 12, 1900. She was a daughter of Mr and Mrs William R. Carney and was educated at Georgetown and Fenton. She was married to Harvey Nichtern July 29, 1919 at Estherville. The Nichterns farmed near Ringsted and Wallingford. Mrs Nichtern was well-known for her beautifully-decorated wedding & birthday cakes and was very active in church work. She lived all her married life in Emmet county. Survivors include her husband, two daughters, Helen (Mrs Ralph Weir), Wesley, and Ruth (Mrs Leland Knudtson), Estherville; a son, Harold, Terril; two brothers, Robert Carney, Algona, and Ralph Carney, Amery, Wise.; her father, W. R. Carney, Algona; and nine grandchildren. Her mother preceded her in death in Nov., 1951. Pallbearers at the services were Chris Lastine, Lyle Lastine, Chas. Jackson, E. B. Burg, Ray Fry and Geo. Mciners. 5 School Area Meeting Called At Whittemore Citizens of the school districts centering on Whittemore, West Bend, Rodman, Cylinder and Mallard met Wednesday evening, Oct. 12, to discuss a proposed school reorganization plan that might weld the five areas into one common district. The meeting was called for the high school gymnasium at Whittemoro. The study committee of members representing the five areas called the meeting and conducted the session. There are several tentative proposals as to how the project should be handled, Purpose of the meeting was to bring the area'citizens up to date- on what has developed and to determine, if possible, what the reaction is to the various plans and proposals for a new district. Coffee and doughnuts were served following the business meeting. Licenses To Wed Six wedding licenses were issued by County Clerk Alma Pearson last week They went to: Oct. 4 — Donald Schiltz, Bancroft, and Sharon Klocke, Algona. Oct. 5 — Thomas Hatten, Bancroft, and Mary Menke, Ledyard. Oct. 6 — Kenneth Krause, Fen* ton, and Ilene Person, Lone Rock; Edward Dehnert, LuVerne, and Wilma Tiede, Fairmont. Oct. 9 — Philip Veerman, New Sharon, and Edith Smith', Des Moines. Oct. 10 ^~ John Putzstuek and Marranne Rippenirop, Algona. Ll. Gov. Edward J. McManus, said yesterday he favored "putting into effect the major recommendations of the Little Hoover Commission to bring about economy in state government." ' McManus is the Democratic candidate for governor, and was in Algona Monday afternoon at u coffee party sponsored by the Democratic Women's Club at the residence of Mr and Mrs Joe Bradley. "The commission had complete Republican membership," said McMamiH. "The report was filed in 1950 and it was a good report. It showed the way to many' common-sense economies in government. It said $5 million per year could be saved if-these recommendations were adopted. That figure -would be higher today." McManus said the administrative branch of the Iowa government today is "a sprawling bureaucracy of 84 agencies that overlap and duplicate the work of one another." McManus said it makes no sense to have four separate departments handling industrial and labor affairs, four handling conservation affairs and four handling welfare matters." It makes no sense to have the duplications that evist at our institutions of higher learning, either," said McManus. "Our opposition talks a lot about economy," said McManus. "Yet they have refused to put into effect one recommendation of the Little Hoover Commission." The loveless administration in 1957 and the Loveless-McMaaus' administration of 1959 asked that these duplications be eliminated and that economy be introduced into state government, sifld McManus.- "Our opposition, which controlled the legislature, refused to pass one bill for economy in our state government," said McManus. "They are on record as voting to preserve the bureaucracy in its present form." ' "I favor a sensible reduction an the number of agencies in state government in an effort to save the taxpayer's money," said McManus. "I think economy is possible in state government." John Linncm, 95 Dies At LeMars; Rites Thursday John Linnan, 95, father of Luke E. Linnan of Algona, passed away at a LeMars hospital Monday afternoon. He had been in poor health for a number of years, and a patient at St. Ann hospital in Algona during the winter months for several years. Mr Linnan in the summer, however, liked to return to his home at Maurice, and had done so this summer. About a month ago, however, his failing condition made it necessary for him to enter the hospital at LeMars. Funeral services have been set for Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic church in Maurice.' Other children surviving beside the Algona attorney, are Joseph C. Linnan of Compton, Cal., Margaret Linnan of Pullman, Wash., Mrs Leo Fox of Palm Springs, Cal. and Joan Linnan of Maurice'. In 1873, when the family first emigrated from Clayton county to Sioux county, they came to Algona by train, which was the end of the railroad. 'From here they went to Sioux County by wagon. Bancroft Farmer Badley Injured Bancroft — Al Elsbecker is a patient at Eslherville after a tractor accident at his home east of town last, Wednesday afternoon. He was alone in the field and no one knows just what happened. He crawled to his brother Walter's. Nobody was home so he was able to use the phone and called for help. He had a large gash on his hip and a fractured leg and bad bruises over his body. ROTC Promotion Victor A. Seely, son of Mr and Mrs Ken Seely of Algona, has been newly promoted to first lieutenant at Iowa State University in the ROTC unit there. Joice Driver Found Guilty In Yield Case Robert Calgau'rd. 28, Joice was found guiliv of failing to yield the right-of-way at ..an intersection so marker] by Mayor C C Shic-rk Monday. The decision was reached following study of the case by the mayor. Calg'Kird wns fined $100 and costs with 850 suspended. The case was a result of an auto fatality mishap near Titonka Sept. 28. Oscar Calgaard, 67, Joice, uncle of Robert, was killed in the mishap. The Calgaard auto and a pickup driven by Ubbe Ubben, ntonka, collided three miles north and a half-mile east of Ti- tonku at a blacktop road intersection. Here arc other matters heard by the mayor this week: Roger Ulses, Burl, $5, failure to report an accident; Thomas Sampson, Algona, $7.80, overweight truck; Ervin Aden, Palmer, $10, speeding. Lonnie Zemke, Fort Dodge, $25 ($15 suspended), intoxication. Kay Bryant, Roget Wyo., $10, school stop sign. Robert Kern, Algona, $5, speeding Leroy Lau, Algona, $5, speeding Frances Mino, Diane Markla, Algona, and Robert Pruisman, armed forces, and Alfred Opheim Sexton, $5 each, in Call State Park after hours; Phillip Asa, Algona, $10, and Charles Haifly, Des Moines, $12, night speeding. Costs were assessed in addition to fines Titonkans Wed 50 Years Mrs Steinman Dies; Funeral Held Monday Funeral services for Mrs Mary Sleinman, 83, life-long Kossuth county resident, were held Monday afternoon in First Methodist church. Rev. Newton .Coughenour officiated and burial was at Riverview cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Six nephews served as pallbearers. Mrs Steinman died Friday at St. Ann hospital where she had been a' patient for several weeks. She was born Mary Reid, Aug. 4, 1887 in Burt township to Henry and Mary Allen Reid. Her husband, Henry Steinman proceeded her in death in 1922. Her home was at 309 North nail street here. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs Nathan (Ruth) Parr of Austin, Minn.; a son, Earl, Algona; four brothers, Ben, Tom and Albert Reid of Algona and Walter Reid, Torrcnce. Calif.; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Burt Studies A Sewage Plant Burl — Members of the Burt Town Council were present and heard discussions and viewed slides by a representative -• of a Mason City Engineering Co. on the various types of Sewage Disposal Plant. The members preferred the Lagoon type of plant as one they would be interested in having built here in the future. A new type of Slreet light was also demonstrated, one of which will be installed along main Street on a trial basis, in the near future. The council also voted to renew a beer permit to the Cunningham Cafe. CROP Announces Burt Meeting Rev. Wallace Farmer of Swea City, district supervisor of CROP announces works for the Christian Rural Overseas Program will meet in the elementary library room of the Burt school Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. At a previous meeting in Burt Sept. 13, steps were taken to canvass Union, Burt, Portland, Plum Creek, Buffalo, and Wesley townships. Mr and Mrs John E. Sleper of Tilonka will observe their golden wedding anniversary Nov. 5 with an open house reception from 2 to o in the Ramsey Reformed church hPPn^pf^'VTi 8 /*™^ 111 ^ 8 ^" nl 2:30 ' No invitations have been sent and all friends and relatives arc cordially invited to attend The couple have requested no gifts. (Nels Isaacson Photo - UDM Engraving). Algona Host To District Degree Of Honor Rally Algona Degree of Honor Lodge is host this afternoon and evening, Tuesday, Oct. 18, at a district rally beirfgr held at the' K. C. Hall. Towns and cities with representatives attending in addition to Algona are Estherville, Grand Junction, Milford, Perry, Cherokee, Storm Lai<e, Sioux City, Spencer, Sheldon and Spirit Lake. The Degree of Honor is an insurance organization with headquarters in St. Paul, Minn, and combines the insurance phase with regular lodge work and social activities. Registration started at 1:30 this afternoon with programs following, and the evening program whith starts at 8 p.m., following dinner, is open to the public. > Algona Lodge officers are as follow: president, Mona Hobbs; vice president, Marie Scuff man; second vice president, Beatrice Baldwin; past president, Merna Gregson; secretary, Rose Smith; secretary, Margaret treasurer. Pat Cook; usher, Daisy Schnuer; asst. usher, Mary Lou Ruhnke; right asst., Ida Chism; left assl., Ellen Marshall; outer watch, Mary Muckey; inner watch, Wilma Strayer; flag,bearer, Mary Olson; pianist, Theresa Spongberjj. The escort team consists of Bernetas Lynk, Vivian Skogs- trcm, Helen Webster and Elsie Re-id. The Algona lodge has a local adult membership of 54, and 49 non resident adults. There are 57 junior members. Committees in charge of the rally are as follow: Registration — Margaret Brayton, Margaret Ruse and Merna financial Bray ton; Giegson. Decorations Helen Webster, Rose Smith, Vivian Skogstrom, Ellen Marshall, Mary Olson, Ida Chism, Rose Courtney, Eva Mil- tag, Bea Baldwin, Maxine Clegg and Mary Lou Ruftnke. Favors — Wilma Strayer, Daisy Schauer, Theresa Spongberg, Nancy Strayer, Joan Scott, Elsie Reid and Mary MucKcy. Publicity Bernetas Lynk, Pat Cook, Florence Valentine, joldie Guderian and Mabel Har- groaves. Banquet committee — Mona Hobbs and Marie *»cuffman. In charge of the tea at 2 p.m. honoring state officers were Helen Webster, Wilma Strayer, Marie Scuffman and Mary Muckcy. The program for the banquet, which is to start at 6:30 p.m., was arranged by Margaret Bray ton, Merna Gregson, Pat Henlsey and Margaret Ruse. The program in the afternoon opened with singing led by Elsie Reid, with Theresa Spongberg as painist. Mrs Marjorie Woodward will lead the Lord's Prayer. Welcome will be given by Mona Hobbs, and Mrs Grace Hoffs will respond for th'e guests, and Lila Phipps for the state officers. The Memorial will, be given-by Estherville. Tribute to Viola Douglas by Bernelas Lynk. Roll call of the lodges will made by the presidents of the lodges. An address on the subject -'What Constitutes A Successful Lodge" will be given by Lealdra Adolph. Years books will be discussed by Merna Gregson, glee clubs by Mrs Lillian March and drill staffs l-y Signor Miller. The Algona Barbershoppers Quartet will sing during the dinner, in the evening, with Marie Scuffham and Mayor C. C. Shierk giving welcome addresses, and responses will be given by Lealdra Adolph and Mrs Mary Nicko- Ison. Presentation of 50-year pins will be made during the evening program. Cherokee will present a drill, Estherville « glee club Algona a drill, and Cherokee s style show. Numerous 'gifts and alten- dance prizes have been made possible by many Algona business firms. Mrs Mae Stearns of Eldon is state president, Mrs Beulah Williams of Red Oak, state director Mrs Leora Head, Ottumwa, past president, Mrs Thelma Dixon, Charles City, vice president; Mrs Flossie Luclger; Burlington, second vice president, and Mrs Margaret Gregson of Algona is state secretary. Truck Destroyed By Fire Monday Algona firemen were called to the Herman Plathe farm south of Irvinglon at 10:25 a.m. Monday when a Farm Service Co. fertilizer spreader truck caught fire and was destroyed. According to Fire Chief Ira Kohl, corn stalks got packed near the exhaust of the vehicle and caught fire. The truck driver attempted to put out the blize, but to no avail. At 10 p.m. Sunday, firemen were called to the Wiltgen building on Thorington street, which is now being used as headquarters for the Democratic Party, when fire was discovered in the rear wall. A short in wires leading through the wall caused the fire. There was no estimate of damage to the building. Faulty insulation on the wires was responsible for the blaze, Swea City Is Grief Stricken After Tragedy A young Swea City mother, Mrs Edwin Bcrggrcn, 31, was killed instantly and one of her youngsters, Jill Anne, 7, died later of injuries received in a two-car crash on highway 9 at Esthcrville at 3:55 p.m. Sunday. The mishap occurred on what is culled half-mile hill and involved autos driven by Mrs Berg«ren's husband. Edwin. 32. and Michael Blass. 17, Spirit Lake. Possible charges are pending following further investigation of the tragedy by officers who were called to the scene. Mr Berggren was injured critically in the mishap. He suffered a broken leg, servere chest injuries and a brain injury. He was listed in serious condition until late Monday when his condition was improved. The other Berggren children, Murray Dean, 10, and Susan Kay,.2. and Blass were also taken to Holy Family hospital at Estherville. Murray suffered a broken jaw and dislocated hip and Susan, who was thrown from the auto, was thought to hava suffered possible internal injuries. Their condition was also improved Monday night. Blass suffered a broken knee cap and lacerations. Jill Anne succumbed late Monday afternoon. She suffered a fractured skull and had a-temperature of 106 for many hours following the crash. The Berggren auto was headed east, the Bias's auto headed west at the time of the tragedy. Blass reportedly pulled otit to pass another car and the vehicles collided head-on., Blass was alone in his 1938 Ford. His auto and the Berggren vehicle, a 1954 Chevrolet, were totally demolished. Mr and Mrs Berggren and their children were returning from Spencer, where they had visited Mrs Berggren's sister, Mrs Lyle Hedge, to Swea City when tha mishap occurred. Betty Jean Yackle, daughter of William and Ada Culbertson Yackle, was born Aug. 9, 1929 at Armstrong. Her mother preceded her in death in 1943, her father in 1945 and an infant son, Lon, nine months old, in 1956. She attended school at Armstrong, graduated from high school there in 1948, and after attending commercial college at Mankato was employed at th,g Quaker Oats elevator at Armstrong for a year. She married Edwin "Bud" Berggren in the Little Brown Church at Nashua Nov. 18, 1949. Mr Berggren is a produce truck driver at Swea City. Besides her husband, two children and sister at Spencer, Mrs Berggren is survived by three sisters, Mrs Gerald Fink, Ringsted, Mrs Millard Nutt, Armstrong, and Mrs Nathan Thon, Arnolds'Park; and three brothers, Boyd, Indianapolis, Ind., Glenn, Esthcrville, and Larry, Algona. Jill Anne was born Jan. 12, 1953 at Estherville. She was a second grader at Swea City and attended Sunday school at the Methodist church. She is survived by her father, brother and sister, a grandmother, Mrs Alta Walker, and great-grandmother, Mrs Henry Gettman, Swea City. Double funeral services for Mrs Berggren and Jill Anne will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Immanuel Lutheran church wtih Rev. W. A. Farmer, Methodist pastor, officiating. Friends may call at he Barnes Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Wednesday until 1 p.m. Friday. The bodies will lie in state from 1 p.m. until time of the •ites. At Career School Robert C. Deikmann, agent of the W. C. Zimmerman district agency for the Northwestern Mutual Life, is in Milwaukee this week attending a career school at the firm's home office. Fifty of the most successful agents were invited to the special course. Joseph Bailey Of Ledyard Is Heart Victim Funeral services for 'Joe Bailey, 75, Ledyard, were held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Ofman Chapel ot Britt. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery at Cedar Falls. A prayer- service was held Sunday ufter» noon at the Garry Funeral Horno, Bancroft. Mr Bailey, father ol Mrs Wll- ham Fetinema, Ledyard, died sud, denly following a heart Thursday night at the

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