The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 25, 1960 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 25, 1960
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Moines By Muss Walter 1 * • * •) '* r As we have noted before in this column, the municipal dumping grounds can be/ on occasion, 'a spot for congenial meetings — and this is especially true of thr Algona city dump, which prom dnently adorns the. north appr oach to our good city :'. . bu smart politicians are not over looking the possibilities of gettin votes, either, and we note witl interest where a candidate in th east is making it a habit io visit the city dump every Saturday afternoon. He's met a lot of people, too. Leo Nurre. Whiltemore publisher, observed annual Fire Prevention Week recently, by reprinting a story from the March 17, 1898 issue of the Whittemore Champion. The story related ih. detail the 1 disastrous fire which had leveled a complete'-business block in Whittemore, several days earlier. Seems' like everything burned except the Champion! ' i » * » • ' ( Carl Mayland, who farms east of-Titonka, has a pair-pf identical 'twin Holsteiri heifers, and the re- Search staff at Iowa State Umyer- W Is a project eihg conducted by the schools For Man of the Year we nominate Casey Stengel, who- with the Yankees down three games, remarked that '"wie' gotta, wm.tom- • o'rrow or, we.ain't^gpnna play no mffre baseball." ' v \ * ' * * . ,' ' One thing that Isn't easy to un derstahd is that while 90% of the "newspapers covering the campaign tours of both' Nixon anc Kennedy are for Nixon, a poll or the newsmen themselves reveals that they are about two to one for Kennedy . • - ••' they know spmethiqg.We don't, maybe? •Out good friends, 'ihe Toast- Blaster*, are in ; a quandary.' Seems that the "speech trophy" Has disappeared. A reward of an extra dish of dessert is being offered to anyone who brings it back — it's a traveling trophy, not a permanent one. We hope others understand ihe doings in the Congo better than we do. First we help to get, Lumumba booted, after he began importing Russian helpers, and Mobutu takes his place. Then we donate 500 million dollars to help bolster Mobutu. Now Mobutu is being abandoned by the U, N. and Lumumba Seems to be rolling back into power. Maybe thats why the Russians only moved over into the next country instead of going all the way home. * * * . Any well behaved parent these days should know enough' to keep still while the , children are talking. > , . THREE SECTIONS-18 PAGES A; IOWA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, i960 From 5-School Proposal * ^ '_ ^ - _ .. «•**_.> T» »__!. t^tt f*mr\t*lr\A<P StlluV _Ol B Withdrawal of the Mallard school district from further discussions .with regard to various proposals for combining five districts into one, has left ihe districts of West Bend,' Rodman, Whitiemore . and Cylinder with three proposals still under consideration. At a meeting held last week at West'Bend high, the various proposals were reduced from six io three. Mallard's withdrawal came after it was indicated that they were not interested in any of the three proposals siill under consideration. .. . The group is tentatively^ known as the East Palo-Alto, — West Kossuth County reorganization group. •A panel discussion was held, with five school board presidents, five steering committee chairmen and five study group chairmen taking P8 Those were Robert Schultz. Ralph Grelhen and,Marshall Compton. from Mallard; Tom Keilleson, Al Montag and Mrs Art Banwart for West Bend; James Barber, Francis Flaherty and Betty Meyer for Rodman; Leonard Elbert, Vic Perkins and Hay Belts for Whitiemore; and Bernard Solberg. Gene Sweeney and Robert Banwart for Cylinder. Several were substitutes for the regular members. At the conclusion it seems ihat proposal No. 3, Whitie- more, Rodman and West Bend, was the one drawing Ihe most interest. Some suggesled that the study commiilee make a study of a larger reorganization of all Ihe schools of the county, and including consideration of a junior college. President John Thomson sug- gesled thai the mailer might be considered at a meeting of all school boards of the county planned for, Emmetsburg, Monday evening, Two Ledyard girls had the experience, recently, of me^tir\g on the football field - from Apposite sides of the field. Janice Edwards and Marjorie McGregor were classmates and fellow cheerleaders at Ledyard. After graduation Janice went to Waldorf Junior College, Marjorie to EstherviUe Junior College. Each 'is still a cheerleader, and when the two teams played they met again Considerable has been, wrfj about a "balanced budget bu did you know that during the past six years, $29£ billion have been added^to the Federal debt? West Bend Boy Meets Death In Car-Bike Crash Tragedy struck in the West Bend'"area'last evening (Monday) when Jeff ' Jones, 7. son of, Mr and ,Mrs joe Jones/ Sr., .West Bend,-was killed and^his brother; Joe Jp««s. Jr., 8. was injured 'seriously when the bicycle they were riding ,was struck by an-auto'driven, by ..Richard Sauder, also of West 'According; 'to'i.reports, the , Jones boys, had been but iri'fHS country ", 'west. : olr ;W,esi ;Bend* s shooting their' B-B ' guns," and* were reiurnirig to' their," hom¥'j when the ; misnap .occurred about 6 p.m. r ' > '^ , « Joe r Jones, Jr. was pedaling: the vehicle ana Jeff was a passenger. Sauder staled he had met two cars-with their headlights on, coming from the other direction when, his auto struck the bicycle. i v v Jeff Was killed instantly, 'T$t>- died, of 'a-'broken neck,; The mistiap occjirrea a aUle^wWrt, 16f ; . West^Be^d^on.iaHBR^aiioips road. '•".''.'' . ' " ' The injured boy was rushed to Palo Alto Memorial hospital at Emmetsburg 'suffering from internal (njvupesi Sis condition, was reported es satisfactory this morning by hospitaV officials.','; 1 , > ; :;;';: '. ; '• Thp boys' father operates a hardware store'at West Bend. Besides the parents and brother, Jeff is survived by two sisters. Funeral rites for the^ youngster were pending al press time. The body was taken io the Schellhammer Funeral Home. Demo Pre-Election Dance & Rally Booked Nov. 2 4-H Program Tragedy Hits Family Of Ex Algona Man Plan 1961 ••^Sss^'^Jff^f^tt "• croft, Albert Johnson.Corwith^ am p u Wesl Ray Bergum Many persons in this area were tunned Friday wnen they learn, d of the accidental.death of Mrs ack G. .Clapsaddle, 26, Sioux City," wife'of a former Algonan 5r. Jack G.. Clapsaddle. Mrs; Clapsaddle died Thursday night in* their home at Sioux City when a 12-gauge shotgun, which was:being cleaned by her hus band, 1 , accidentally ; discharged arid : 'the blast struck her, in the chest. She lived pnly a few miiiutes after the: tragedy. \ •A ; baby, born by Caesarian operation, was delivered a hour after Mrs Clapsaddle died They' performed the .operatic and worked over the baby b mouth-tormoiith and' convention al respiration. The:baby, a boy later named Michael Sherri Clapsaddle', was rushed v to Meth odist hospital .where;he remain ;in an incubator. Hospitals o rficials report the baby,, is dom 1 well. ' v . . . • • •'.''-, ', „' The couple's other, thr^e cnil- Halsruds Wed 50 Years - -' —__ J ____^ — , *^£^^ t & f %Z dlSerpr^-recbrd^Ob: itfon (Extension Photo - UDM Engraving). ., Democrats are planning a Pre- Election Rally, and Dance to take place Wednesday, Nov. 2/at the Plantation Ballroom, north of Whittemore. It will be a 6th district affair, and a program will precede the dance. There will be no box lunch or < dinner, Don Murray, cpunty chairman, slated. The dance will begin at 9:30 p.m., after Ihe speaking program which is to start at 7:30 p.m. with a speaker of national prominence to appear, as Well-as.Democratic candidates on the state, district and county levels. ; Tickets are now available from committee men and women and Young Democratic Club members, Halloween Movie Here Saturday, Costume Prizes A special Halloween movie is being offered Saturday at \ p.m., Oct. 29, at the Algona Theatre, a Halloween Costume Party with prizes Io be awarded in three age groups, 2 through 5, 6 through 9, and 10 years and older. Prizes are being awarded by Jaco Variety Harrison's and Olson Variety manager Ray Langfitt stated. Saturday night, starting. at 11-30 p.m., a Halloween midnight show is also Being offered. but neve;- can pick a football winner correctly, an observer commented that he'd win the grid bets, too, if 'they'd let him | shuffle the teams. Willis Cotton of l»on» Bock is a real bicycle enthusiast. A while back he proved the fact by riding his bike from Lone Rock to Hum, boldt to attend .a sale. Mjr Cotton, tS, made the trip of 40 miles in 2Vk hours. He says he.has ridden 2,700 miles since Feb. 1 On* local fathOT planned 9n at tending the Iowa-Wisconsin foot- baU game and was to meet his £&££ daughter and take her to the game at Iowa City- He went down on the Rock Island from Manly, but he his daughter. SHE waited papa involved! ^ Music Groups In Burt To Appear The annual musical will be presented by the Burt High • music groups on Novem ,t 8 p.m. in the Burt High scnoui auditorium. A very inter esting program is being P^pared and every ope is welcome, iner will be'no admission charge, bu a free will offering will be gra ciously accepted. Stores Close At 5;3Q P. M, Now At the Brtwl Bureau meeting en Thursday, Oft. 13th a motion WM p««<* *° <*»?* 99 the rets'l closing hour to §:30 p.m. during the school closing 'tyras* wouUI again b» 5:00 P.n»- ehjrjwg * he I^WW 18 ? but Cla healthy tree they are subject to change and growth. I »uryey o| retail . . of in low* cities you »p» , part 9* «» pwbltm? p.m. luronwr clo»mg hours Former Fenton Banker Dies, Frank G. Bailey' of Marshall, Minn., a former Fe.nton banker, died Wednesday afternoon, pet. 19 in a Marshall, Minn, hospital, ie had been'ill about a year and a half with leukemia and a heart condition. He was 67. He had been with the farm loan office of Northwestern Mu- ual Life Insurance company for many years but had retired two years ago. Mr Bailey was born at Fenton, the son of Frank and Rose Wells Bailey. He graduated from the Fenton high school in 1909 and worked in the Farmers Savings bank where he eventually became cashier. He served in the army in War I. He was married to Agatha Gappa m 1919 at Whittemore. She died about six years ago. Survivors include five sons and wo daughters. One son, Francis, was killed in 1930 in an airplane accident. ' ., Other survivors are two brothers, Will of Cedar Rapids and Cecil of Fenton; two sisters, Mrs A Whitlow of Armstrong and Mrs Walter RaUert, Denver, Colo- two f half-brothers, John Bailey of Fenton and Frank Had- iey Bailey of Bettendorf, la.; and two half-sisters, Mrs Harold Fude, Marathon, la., and Marjor. ie, wife of Patrick Noble of tty U S. army. A' nephew, Kenneth Krause, lives at Fenton. There 'are several grandchildren surviv- itiCf Funeral services were heU Friday at Marshall. Margaret Illg Funeral Held Today, SI. Joe Funeral services for Mrs Margaret Illg, 74, of St. Joe were held in St. Joseph's Catholic church there at 9:30 a.m. today (Tuesday) with Fr. L. C. Schumacher officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph's cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home, Algona, was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Franklin Wagner, Joel Reding, John Wagner, Garry Frideres, John F. Reding and Donald Becker. Mrs Illg died Sunday morning at her home in St. Joe. Margaret Kayser, daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Schuh Kayser, was born Aug. 9, 1886 at SI Joe and was a lifelong resident of that area. She was married to Fred Illg al St. Joe May 21, 1907. He preceded her in death July 26 this year. The Illgs observed their golden wedding annniversary in 1957. She is survived by three daughters, Amalie (Mrs George Wagner), Gertrude (Mrs Harold Reding) and Helen (Mrs Alfred Reding); and a son, Herman Illg, all of St Joe; two brothers, John Kayser, Yamhill, Ore. and Casper Kayser, Waseca Minn; four sisters, Kate (Mrs Phillips), Owa- lonna, Minn., Sister M. Amahe, Dubuque, Ann (Mrs John Thul). St Joe, Elizabeth (Mrs Nick Eischen), St. Benedict; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A daughter precede^ her in death. Mrs Illg was, an active member of the C. D. of A. at St. Joe. 1, we re asleep upstairs when the mishap occurred. Dr. Clapsaddle summoned neighbors, who in turn called the physician and coroner. . . Dr. Clapsaddle, a specialist in children's dentistry, was also taken to the hospital in a state of shock. He is a son of Mr and Mrs Horace Clapsaddle, Algona. Mrs , Clapsaddle's death was ruled accidental by the coroner. Mrs Clapsaddle was the former Lillian Sherrin, daughter of Mr and Mrs George Sherrin of Bur- Jington. She met Clapsaddle while the two were' students at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. He was in. dental college and she was taking nurses trair)- ing. Dr. Clapsaddle was born, raised and educated here and is. a graduate of Algona high school and S.U.I. He has been practicing dentistry since, graduation from college. 98c Figure For Kossuth Is Now Official With the main corn harvest underway, Virgil L. Rohlf, manager of the Kossuth County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Office, today announced that the price-support rate for 1960-crop corn in Kossuth county will definitely be 98c a bushel. The county rate is based on a national average of $1.06 a bushel. Under the law, the 1960 support rale for corn is fixed at 65 percent of parity; 90 percent of the average farm price for the. past three years. Under this provision the .1960 support rate isi 6 cents a bushel lower than in 1959. The final rate is unchanged from 98 cents, the minimum price- support rate for the county announced several weeks ago. The minimum was a preliminary rdte announced in advance of harvest to enable the corn price-support program to'begin promptly. The final rate Was determined on the basis of later information available at the opening of the corn marketing year Oct. 1. ;, To be eligible for price-support, corn must grade No, 3 or better (except that No. 4 because of test weight only is acceptable), must meet certain. moisture re,- quirements and must also be m adequate storage. Any farmer wishing to apply for a corn loan should notify the. price-supp'ort 46an < inspector in his community. A-list of. l°an inspectors is listed below by townships. Call,your township sealer if YOU wish a -loan. , • -" - — .Art Rode; Hw ,; JDM Engraving 2 Are Bound Over For Manslaughter l_ 01 A Irfnfin r,.-. ^1 jirtnl*flf Df? fllP mOtOP VChlClC Has Close Call In Tractor Slip Bancroft — Larry Bergman, 15 year-old son of Mr and Mrs Laurence Bergman, escaped what could have resulted in serious m- jur,y Saturday while helping pick corn. ' - Larry stepped in front of a tractor driven by his uncle, Kenneth McGuire and was knocked to the ground. T*e front wheels of the tractor passed over both tegs. His foot and legs were Hadly bruised and scratched but no bpnes were broken. George Hawcotf Funeral Held uu.i — ..-,<".• rites for George Hawcott, 63, long time area res- tit were held al 2 p.m., Thurs•, Oct. 20, at the Burt Melho- ; church with Rev. Fred Samek offitialing. Mr Hawcotl died al 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Methodist Morrell Hospital in Rochester, Minn., where he hud been a patient since Sept. 6. George P. rfawcott was born Jan. 27, 1897 at Burt and his entire life was spent in this com- munily. He was married Io Gladys Wallace, who with a son Wallace, his wife and grandson Kenneth Hawcott survives. His parents, a sister, Lottie and a granddaughter, Shela, preceded him in death. He was a member of Ihe Mas onic Lodge and the American Legion. He also was bus drive for the Burt Community Schoo for Ihe pasl 1.4 years. Burial was in Ihe Burt Township cemetery with the Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Fred Hilton, Dr. Anthony Lichter Merwyn Cunningham, Harold Kuchenreuther, Herman Rachut Sr., and Fred Habeger. Larry Leaneagh, 31, Algona, was bound over to district court after he, waived preliminary learing on a charge o^man- slaughler in Mayor C.;C. Shierk's court at the city hall here Friday morning. Bond was set at 155,000 and was furnished. The manslaughter charge was filed a week afler two Titonka brolhers, Falkerl Sleeker, 37, and Henry Sleeker, 46, were killed when Iheir aulo was slruck from the rear by an auto driven by Leaneagh who told authorities he was atlempting to pass the other vehicle at the time. The mishap occurred three miles east of Algona on highway 18 at 11:50'p.m. Sept. 30. Intensive* investigation preceded filing of the charge. Michael L..Blass, 17, of Spiril Lake was charged 'with manslaughter in Mayor Leo Sanders court at EstherviUe Friday. Time of preliminary hearing will be sel later. The charge against Blass wa filed as a resull of Ihe deaths o VIrs Edwin Berggren, 31, and he daughter, Jill, 7, in a two-ca mishap at EstherviUe at 4 p.m Sunday, Oct. 16. The indictmen charges Blass unlawfully drov and operated the motor vehicle which caused the deaths of the Swea Cityans. A car driven by Blass and an aulo driven by Mr Berggren, 32, collided head-on as Ihe former pulled .out to pass nother aulo on half-mile hill vesl of Eslherville. Mr Berggren, his son, Murray, 0 and another daughter, Susan, , were'also injured-in the'.crash. All have been released from the lospital. Mr Berggren was taken o Rochester Monday for possible lip surgery. Blass suffered an njured leg and facial lacerations and is hospitali/ed al Spirit Lake. A fund has been started for the •emaining members of the Berggren family by the American Legion post al Swea Cily. Dona- lions, which will be used Io help them pay hospilal and other expenses, may be taken or sent to tlu> Swea City State Bank. By last weekend, the fund had reached $300. Water Main Bursts Bu rt _ Burt residents were without water Saturday -night after a win on the west side of the City Hall broke, sending water bubbling up through the street surface. Several ffremen the city street commissioner anc Boy, Girl Hurt Ih Car Collision South Of Fenton Nancy Widdel, 14, daughter of the Merwin Widdels of Ringsted was hospilalized «in EstherviUe until Monday, and Duane Hannover, 16, was less seriously in jured in a car mishap. The two were injured at 11 p.m. Friday when the car driven by Hannover collided with an empty eai parked on Highway 44 without ights, Iwo miles south of Fenton Miss Widdel sustained severe facial culs that required stitches and Hannover suffered torn rib cartilages and bruises. They were Vaken to a doctor's office in Fenton by friends who were following them in another car and then to the Holy Family hospilal. A guard was posled al the accident scene to prevent further mishaps Mrs Louella Hoist, 43, Humboldt, had car trouble and had flagged a ride to the Reuben Berkland farm where she is em ployed as housekeeper, for help The accident occurred while sh 'o the farm. Lions Halloween Program Set For Weekend A big Halloween party, preced od by a window painting conies and parade, is slaled nexl Mon day evening, Oct. 31, sponsore here by the Algona Lions Club Dr. L. L. Snyder is genera chairman of the uvent. Windows in various stores are to be painted on Saturday. Registrations may be made at Hutzell's, Carson's, and Davis Paint Store, anytime through Friday, 9 p.m. Entries may work singly or in pairs on Iheir assigned windows. Slarling lime for window decorating is 10 a.m. and all windows are Io be completed by 5 p.m., said Miles Sloniker, chair- nan of this event. Judges wijl be Mrs Nels isaacson, Mrs Dwaine Lighter and Al Agena. Prizes will be awarded. The parade will start from the Courthouse Square at 6:45 p.m and go to the Athletic Field where the balance of the program will take piace. Children's Clinic A Crippled Children's Clinic will be held here at Lucia Wai luce grade school Nov. 4. Doctor from Iowa City will be pi'esen German — William Rode; Grant — Lars Skaar; Greenwood _ Marvin J. Vaske; Harrison — Andrew C.- Hanson; Hebron — Virgil E. Krosch; Irvington — Edward S. Arend; Ledyard Arlowe Blome; Lincoln - Menno Limberg; Lotto Creek - Leo Kollasch; .LuVerne — Edwin Marty. Plum Creek — Cecil Long, PorUand - Harold Preslhus; Prairie - Daniel E. Froehlich; Ramsey - Donald H. Degen; K-dale - Anlon Becker; Seneca — Henry Looft; Serman — Carl Swanson. Surinefield — Roger H. Goetz; wea -• Elvln C. Swanson; Union Kenneth Strayer; Wesley Andrew Reismg; Whitiemore - vlike P. Mergen. ^ Lakotalrattor Victim, Buried Funeral services for Harry A, Blome, 60, Lakola, who became Kossuth county's seventh auto fatality of I960 when a tractm overturned on him Wednesday, Oct. 19, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Paul's Lutheran church with Rev. Luverne Me.n- ecke officiating. Mr Blome, falher of five children died of suffocalion before help could reach him, according to Dr R F Snyder, Swea City, county coroner. The tractor he was driving was pulling a trailer load of sugar beets from the Alfred Christ farm west of Lakota to Ledyard. The tractor came too close to the edge of Ihe road and it rolled over in a ditch One of the large rear wheels on the machine came to rest on Mr Blome's neck, pinning him to tne ground. First person on the scene was Lamont Koppen. He got nelp and the tractor was removed, but Vlr Blome was dead. He operated a service stalion a half-mile north of Lakota for 10 years and was later employed by the rendering plant at Algona. He also worked as a farm hand in the Lakota vicinity. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Maurice and Connely, Lakota; three daughters, Darlene, Kanawha, Caroline and Jane at home; two brothers, Clarence, Davenport, Jay, Lakota; and four sisters, Mrs Lawrence Wester- kind, Bricelyn, Minn, Mrs Jack Tennelly, Clear Lake, smd Mrs August Klinksiek and Mrs L. A. Meyer, Lakota; and his step, mother at Des Moines. A daugh- ler preceded him m death in 1954.

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