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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 18, 1960
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Monies JL«» 21,000 Ballots Errors Found After First .. Printing Ends Mistakes in' the general election ballots for Kossuth'county have resulted In a decision to reprint all of the ballots. '', The office of the loWa attorney general advised that after a conference held last week irt , Des Moines by County Auditor Marc MoOre, County'Attorney Gordon Winkcl, and First Asst'. Attorney General Frank Bianco. The county auditor is the official in charge of ballot printing, as directed by the Iowa Code. , Between 21,000,and 22,000 ballots are Involved. The first mistake came to light six days after delivery of ,the printed' ballots. , There were squares opposite the names oi candidates for both president and vice president. .Instead of a voting box in front of each name, the president and vice president in each column must be bracket-, ed 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 Des Moines Publishing Co., and Titonka 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 oelng noted, Mr Bianco said this was not the first time the mistake had happened in Iowa. ' When the first infeurrect 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- 2 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES / IOWA, TUESDAY, OCTOB|R OhioanGefslO Years After McManus Favors Adopting State Economy Program * -* , , r-t -ri j...*,-,1 T A/t^A/TariHC! ' 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 lor these offices, there can still be two elected. After discovery of the second error smother 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 npt void, in the opinion expressed by the assis- tant'attorney general to the Kossuth officials. , ••••••' Ballots are printed at a spech fied 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-Cadillec, and the democrats are in the building formerly occupied by the Pink Petal floral shop. Arthur Maass, LuVerne, Dies LtiVerne — 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 Evan, gelical United Brethren church m LuVerne and burial will be m the LuVerne cemetery, Blake Funeral Home "is in. charge of arrange- m MJ S> Maass U survived by his .j^Ciffl^^ ^t^lw^m* from So Pakota, and had been from ^ v**^ GaU)r ai th Ele va- 1950 when he retired. .. .Paul' Ci Blair, • 28, Mogadore, Ohio, entered a .guilty plea to a charge of forgery in district court here Monday/ and was., sentenced to 10 years in the state penitentiary at Fort Madison by Judge G. W. Stillman. , Blair had; an 18 .year old California girl as his. companion when be was arrested'. She later joined her mother -in Oklahoma as no charges,were- filed against her. , Several account cases were filed in district court this' week The Oliver:Corp, is a*n action .against John T. Lynch defendant, for settlement of an $8,2:20.66 merchandise account The amount is claimed due^frorc Lynch for equipment purchased from Oliver. Miller Lumber Co. is seekin \$475.56 from Joe Lichter for mer chandise,'Elbert Chevrolet seek $277.90 claimed due from Jame Cnoer : as ;settlement for a re possessed auto and Walter An derson; plaintiff, asks $397.65 for settlement of a promissory, note from Martin Wubben. The Chase Investment Co, also filed for repossession of a 1955 automobile, from Woodrow Nelson. RitesHeWFor Paul H. Black Here Monday Funeral services for Paul Hugh Black, 77, well-known Algona farmer, were held Monday afternoon in First Baptist church. Rev. J. R. Fountain officiated and burial was at Riverview cemetery. McCidlough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers at the services were William Geering, Eugene Hutchins, Corwin Peer, LyleR?ri- ey, Chester Sill and Wayne Keith. Mr Black died Saturday at St. Ann hospital' where he had been a patient for seyeralj weeks. He was 'born April 8, 1883 at Algona to Mr and Mrs .Hugh Black. He was educated in the county schools. His wife, .the former Lilie Urch, preceeded him in death in 1948. He was a long- Ume member of the . Baptist church here and active m its. E. J. (Nick) } McMANUS MrsNiehterrT 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. Gfote officiated and burial was at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, Algona. • 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, Hardld, 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. Meiners. Lt' Gov. Edward J. McManus, said yesterday he favored /'putting into effect the major recommendations of the Little Hoover Commission to bring about econ- s omy in state government. ' McManus .is the Democratic candidate for governor, and v/ in Algona Monday afternoon a coffee party sponsored by ,tl Democratic Women's Club at t..- residence of Mr and Mrs Joe Bradley. '.'.','•'' i *' "The commission had complete Republican membership,": / saic McManus. "The report was filed in 1950 and it was a good report It showed the way to many common-sense economies in gov, ernment. It said $5 million per year could be saved if these ^re commendations were adopted That figure would be higher to a jvicManus said the administra tive branch of the Iowa govern ment today is "a sprawling bur eaucracy of 84 agencies that over lap and duplicate the. work of one an McManus said it makes no sens to have four separate departments handling industrial and labor affairs, four handling conservation affairs and four handl-j ing welfare matters." It makes' no sense to" have the duplications that evist at our institutions of higher learning, either," said McManus. , • „ , 1(S i "Our opposition talks a lot abou" economy," said, McManus "Yet they have refused to PU 'into effect one \ recommendation of the Little Hoover.Commission. ° The ^veless «*«««*tet™tion,.ir 1957-- arid, itlis* *-»«•»*-*%.«« — ^- -j- administration of 1959 asked that these duplications be eliminated and that economy be introduced into state government,; said McManus. ' .. • "Our opposition, which controlled the legislature, refused to pass one bill for economy in our state government," said , McManus. 'They are on rec9rd as voting to preserve the bureaucracy in its jresent form." "I favor a sensible reduction in the number of agencies in state government in an effort to save the taxpayer's money," said McManus. "I think economy is'poss- ible in state government." Joice Driver • . Found Guilty In Yield Case Robert Calgaard, 28, Joice, was found guilty of failing to yield the right-of-way at an intersection so marked by Mayor C..C. .Shierk Monday. The decision was Reached following study of the case by the'mayor. • Calgaard was fined $100 and costs with $50 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 Ubb6 Ubben Titonka, collided three miles .north and a half-mile east of T - jtonka at a blacktop road mtei- f e Here are other matters heard "by the mayor this week: ^ ^Roger Ulses, Burt, $5, failure /to report an accident; Thomas "Sampson, Algona,. $780, over height truck; Ervm Aden, Pal *nier $10, speeding. Lonme Zemke Fort Dodge, $25 ($15 suspended) ntoxicatioU Ray % Bryant Boget, Wvo $10, schoolstop sign. Robert Kern Algona, $5, speeding; Leroy Lau, Algona, $5, speeding; 5ri S nd M ^be?p n ^m r |Vln: STW and, Alfred ca 0ph s eim, Jitonkans Wed 50" Years weddlng'ann^s^^ 5 in l h sh^t m « y og^mfwin bfgten at 2:30. No invitations have sent and^l frknds^and^ Sngraving). • ' • •' • .:— HPll K Hltv.i AIW *•»**»( — • * „ To Observe 25th •Mr^^«ffl»:»^S Surviving are two daughters, Ruth and Evelyn Black, both of Rockford, 111.; two sons, Robert of Algona, and Rev. Everett Black of Spencer and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother and a sister. - Relative Passes ' Mrs Bob Sigsbee Algona, received word last Monday ot the death of her aunt. Sophia Mueler 66, the previous week at Zurch Switzerland, after a Imger- ng illness. Miss Mueller was a Jister of Mrs Adolph Bruellman, West Bend. ' Algona Kegler Sits New Marks For Gals Here 5 School Area Meeting Called At Whittemore Algona Host To District Degree Of Honor Rally Swea City Is Grief Stricken 1 . • • ' ! : I "" After Tragedy A youhg Swea City , mother, Mrs Edwin Berggren, 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 Estherville at 3:55 p.m. Sunday./ The mishap.occurred on What is called half-mile hill and involved autos, driven- by Mrs Berggren s husband, Edwin, 32, and Michael Blassr 17,, Spirit Lake. ;..;, >• Possible charges are' pending following further investigation of the tragedy by officers who were called 1 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 >n jaw and dislocated hip ana 3usan, who was thrown from the auto, was -thought to have suffered 'possible, internal injuries. THeir condition was also improved- Monday night. Blass suffered a >roken knee cap and lacerations. Jill Anne succumbed late Monday afternoon. _She / uffered a John Linnan, 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 Citizens of'the school districts | summer. About a month ago, THf PHONE BEGAN R1NGIN© that'i wh»* Mw A- B. *~" eajvn Laing. foj several one of the top woman W in 'Algona, set all kinds of records Saturday at- ternoon a* Algpna Lanes when She jossed a 288 «ngle lint an4 W? »e»ie», Bojh fc>£l* s«* »»w records for women k*,glers here, ' that | might weld the five areas into one common district. The meet- ng was called for the high school gymnasium at Whittemore. The study committee of members representing the five areas ealled the meeting and conducted the "session. There are several tentative proposals as tq how the project should ba 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 seiv ved following the business meeting. ing same as she qualified for a fry show. Her first ten throws in the 288 game were perfect strikes. She then picked up eigh* <*»£ ««*** Jo wind, up 1? pin» sfcort of a perfect 300- ... r Her Pthw. lin *» W* ?W an4 103. Besides setting two iww standards for Algona wo- nwn, ***» licenses To Wed Six wedding licenses were issued by County Clevk Alma Pearson last week They went to: Q C t '4 _ Donald Schiltz, Bancroft, and Sharon Klocke, Algona. Oct. 5 - Thomas Batten, Bancroft, and Mary Menke, .Ledyard. Oct . 6 — Kenneth Krause, Fenton, and Hene Person, Lone Rock; Edward Dehnert, LuVerne, and Wilma Tiede, Fairmont, Och 8 —' Philip Veerman, New Sharon, and Edith Smith, Des — John Putzstuck and ^Ul *I114* tavtw* j *• » -• ,.. - Mary's Catholic church i jpp Other children surviving beside the Algona attorney, are Joseph C. Linnan of Compton, Cal., Margaret Linnan of P" 11 ; man, Wash., Mrs Leo Fox of Palm Springs, Cal. and Joan Lm- nan of Maurice. , In 1873, when the family emigrated from Clayton c °^ gona by train, which was the enc of the railroad. From here the> went to Sioux County by wagon Bancroft Farmer Badby Injured •Bancroft — Al Elsbecker is a patient • at Estherville after a tractor accident at his home east of town last Wednesday afternoon. He was alone in the tieici and no one knows just what happened. He crawled to his brothei Walter's. Nobody was home so he- was able to use the phone and called for help. He had a largo gash on his hip and a fractuied leg and bad bruises over his body. 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 Burl township to Henry and Mary Allen Keid. Her husband, Henry Steinman preceeded 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, Torrence, Calif.; four grandchildren and nine e'eat-grandchil- dren. Burt Studies A Sewage Plant Burt — 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 Street light was also demonstrated, one of which will be installed along main Street on a trial basis, in the near future. The councit also voted to renew a beer permit to the Cunningham Cafe. CROP Announces Burt Meeting RQTC 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. 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 Burl 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. Algona Degree ul Honor Lodge is host this afternoon and evening, .Tuesday, Oct. 18,- at a! .district rally being held at the K; C. Hall. Towns and cities with representatives attending in addition to Algona are Estherville, Grand Junction, Milford, Perry, Cherokee, Storm Lalte, 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 which starts at 8 p.m., following dinner, is open to the public. Algona L(?dge officers are as follow: president, Mona Hobbs; vice president, Marie Scuff man; second vice president, Beatride Baldwin; past president, Merna Gregson; secretary, Rose Smith- financial secretary, Margaret Bray ton; treasurer, Pat Cook' usher, Daisy Schauer; asst. usher Mary Lou Ruhnke; right asst. Ida Chism; left asst., Ellen Mai- shall; outer watch, Mary Muck cy inner watch, Wilma Strayer fl'ag bearer, Mary Olson; pianist Theresa Spongbertf. The escort team consists of Bernetas ' Lynk, .Vivian Skogs- trcm, Helen Webster and Elsie Reid. 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 Gregson. Decorations — Helen Webster, Rose Smith, Vivian Skogstrom, Ellen Marshall, Mary Olson, Ida Chism, Rose Courtney, Eva Mittag, Bea Baldwin, Maxine Clegg and Mary Lou RuJmke. Favors — Wilma Strayer, Daisy Schauer, Theresa Spongberg, Nancy Strayer, Joan Scott, Elsie Reid and Mary MucKey. Publicity — Bernetas LynK, Pat Cook, Florence Valentine, Goldie Guderian and Mabel Hargreaves. Banquet committee -r Mona Hobbs and Marie s-cuffman. In charge of the tea at 2 p.m. honoring state officers were Helen Webster, Wilma Strayer, Marie Scuffman and Mary Muckey. The program for the banquet, which is to start at 6:30 p.m., was arranged by Margaret Brayton 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 Hoifs wil NflembriaV'Will' «»-. D"--- -* • erville. Tribute t6 Viola Douglas ay Bernetas Lynk. Roll call of the lodges will made by the presidents of the odges. An address on the sub- ect "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 by Signer 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 Nieko- Ison. Presentation of 50-year pins will be made during the evening BTass SevS 6 ^/IS 'deS ished. , ,, . Mr and Mrs Berggren and their children were returning from Spencer, where they had visited Mrs Berggren's sister, Mrs Lyle Sedge, to Swea City when the 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 fathei m 1945 and an infant son, Lon, nine months old, in 1956. ' She attended school at Armstrong, graduated from high win M»- .....«~ --—o ---- - - strong graduated irum «»B«» program. Cherokee will present a"™* *• . m8 and after at - drill, Estherville a glee /club, scnooi . , __,,„„„ nf Algona a drill, and Cherokee a style show; Numerous gifts and attendance 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 Luetgcr, Burlington, second vice president, and Mrs Margaret Grcgson of Algona is state secretary. ending commercial college at Wankato was employed at the Quaker Oats elevator at Armtrong for a year. She married ;dwin "Bud" Berggren in the Jttle Brown Church at Nashua •fov 18, 1949. Mr Berggren is a produce truck driver at Swea^ lily. Besides her husband, two children and sister , at Spencer, tfrs Berggren is survived by three listers, Mrs Gerald Fink, Ring- steel, Mrs Millard Nutt, strong, and Mrs Nathan Truck Destroyed By Fire Monday Algona firemen were called to the Herman Plathe farm south of Irvington at 10:25 a.m. Monday when a Farm Service Co. fertilizer spreader truck caught fire and was destroyed. According to Fire Chief Ira rvt-'cui utiig tvj * —••••—Kohl, corn stalks got packed neat the exhaust of the vehicle and caught fire. The truck driver at tempted to put out the blize, bu to no avail. At 10 p.m. Sunday, firemen were called to the Wiltgen build ing on Thorington street, whicl a now being used as headquart ers 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 \hc wires was responsible for the blaze. At Career School Robert C. Deikmann, agent of the W C. Zimmerman district agency'for the Northwestern Mutual Lite, 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. Arm- bvruujai tmv* *f**.«j ». — ---— i Arnolds Park; and three brothers, Boyd, Indianapolis, Ind., Glenn; Istherville, 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 the 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 rites. 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 at Br'itt. Burial was at Greenwood cemetery at Cedar Falls. A prayer service was held Sunday afternoon at the Garry Funeral Home, Ba Mr'°Bailey, father of Mrs William Fennema, Ledyard, died suddenly following a heart attack Thursday night at the Fennema home.

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