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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 22, 1960
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By Rust Waller • * * Subscription renewals, when accompanied by trips to. our office, can prove Interesting and sometimes humorous, along with a chance to visit for a moment or two at least with folks you don't often get to see. • » * •> Such was the case with Charlie Newel of Fenton last Week, not that we don't see Charlie once in awhile, but this time it was a subscription renewal that brought him into the UDM. Then he told us how it happened. Seems he got the renewal notice, al| right, and laid it asidf; to take care of but didn't get around to it for awhile. But Mrs Newel had a solution for that, too. She pinned a note on Charlie's shirt each morning telling him to stop in at our office and renew. Finally Charlie did; said his shirts couldn't stand any more pin holes! • • • And Mrs S. E. McMahon of Algona dropped in, renewed, looked us over for a moment, and commented — "Well, you've put on a little weight too, just like Wade Sullivan." • • • When Bob Geigel, son of Mr and Mrs Fred Geigel of Algona stepped into the wrestling ring at Mason City last week to meet Vern Gngne, world's heavyweight pro wrestler, it wasn't the first time the pair had faced each other by a long way. Bob, who now makes his home in Texas, played a tackle for the University of Iowa, while Gagne was playing end tor Minnesota. Then they both took up pro wrestling (having competed against each other in collegiate wrestling, al. so). Since then they've met a good many times, and while they may look pretty ferocious in the ring against each other, they're the best of friends. • • • We note where the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation went on record as proposing increases in such state taxes as the sales tax and income tax "to relieve local property taxpayers." Part of their solution is to divvy up the hard-earned state surplus which has increased the past few years. Well, we may be wrong, but we have yet to ever find any increased tax anywhere that really relieved any tax anywhere else. Our guess would be that if the state sales tax is boosted and income tax with it, it might lessen property taxes for a year or two but then watch,the property tax climb right back up again. That state surplus must look like a goose, just waiting to be plucked! • • • ' Our mail last week brought an attractive offer to buy a little real estate in Brazil. A 25-acre ranch for only $200 — 500 acres for only $3,625. Taxes are about $1.75 a year, American money, for 25 acres, says the prospectus. Not being interested in any Brazil real estate we haven't answered, but if any of our readers want to know more about it we saved the literature! • t « At the Algona public library, a youngster returned a well- worn, dirty volume and as the librarian glanced at the book she asked the lad "This is rather technical, isn't ,it?" The youngster planted his feet firmly on the floor and replied, "it was that way when I got it, ma'am." • * * A discovery has recently been made that newsprint on which newspapers are printed is similar to hay in -cellulose content and might serve as a valuable feed for cattle. We do not mean to imply that it should replace any of the feeds now on the market, or that it can no longer be used as shelf paper or to line a waste basket. But it is interesting to know that old newsprint has a future. Who knows, maybe add a few vitamins and minerals in making the paper and we've got it made. It might even be that the successful newspaper of the future will be the one with the highest vitamin content, with a slogan "all the news that's fit to eat." • » » In fact readers will no longer dare to throw newspapers away. They can be stored against a depression, even, with the thought that if it's no longer readable it is still edible. Someone else take it from there. . . . • • ' . • Famou* Last Line — Only live more weeks until Christ- mul tipper X '. State Historical Society Iowa City,' la. ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered it second elan matter at the postofflce at Alfont, Iowa. Nov. 1, 19M. under Act of Confrew ot March J.-lttH. ALOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1960 2 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES VOL. 97 - NO. 47 3 Year Sentence Fot^lgonaMan 3Bm///es Up For Xmas Adoption In Henry Wiese Of Burt Is Victim Of Pneumonia Henry wiose. Burl resident, died Tuesday afternoon, Nov 15 at St. Ann's hospital in Algona' where he had been hospitalized lor a week with pneumonia Ik- was 72. He hud been in ill health lor about a year. in™ 1 ' ) V .'? Se , Was b ° rn Al 'Busl 3, lBd8 at Harjan and came to Hurt in 1910. He farmed in the area lor a time and Ihen moved into Burt in 1U28. He had been blind in his later years. Survivors include two sisters Mrs Carl Ewoldl of Algona and Rosa Wiesc, of Burt; and one brother, Herbert, of Burt. Family services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the home and public services at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran church in Burt with the Rev. Arthur Schullz officiating. Burial was at the Burt township cemetery. Garry funeral home of Bancroft was Jn charge of arrangements. 30 Charter Members To Elect Jay Gee Officers With a charter member list of 30, the newly organized Algona Junior Chamber of "Commerce will meet Wednesday evening, Nov. 23, at the VFW Hall, at 7:,30 p.m. with election of officers as the main order of business for the evening. A charter banquet is being planned for early in January. Reorganization of the local unit began several weeks ago, starting from scratch. For some years Algona had one of the most active JayCee units in the state, but it eventually ceased to exist as time took is toll. Now a now and energetic group of local young men arc again establishing the The charter nVmbers follow: Ron Bitz, Don Naumap. Kfn- nelh Bosch, Sheridan Cook, Vern McClure, Charles Sehaefor, James Doocy, Gerald Thucntc, Jim Johnson, and Darrell Luclwig. Gerald Strcit, John Elbert, Bert Baldwin, Ervin Wiltgen, Jim. Hershburger, Gary Dodds, Larry Johnson. Ron Taylor, Tom Zweifel. and Vern Subject. Lloyd Petliecord, Cliff Skog- strom. Richard Ringsdorf, Phil Diamond, Bob Pingel, Walter Turchin, Richard Perry, Dave Sweet, Garry Davis, and Gus Lundh. Ask O.K. Of General School Funds For Athletic Uses At a recent meeting, held at was explained a little more fully John Hefti Of LuVerne Dies; Rites Tomorrow LuVerne — John Hefti, Sr., 86, longtime resident, died at 5 a.m. Monday at his home between Renwick and LuVerne. He had been ill for the past 22 months and bedfast since May. Funeral services for Mr Hefti will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) in the Evangelical United Brethren church at Renwick. Rev. L. B. Mitchell will officiate and burial will be at the Vcrnon cemetery, Renwick. Blake Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr Hefti was born July 22, 1874 at Schwanclen, Switzerland, and came to the United States in May, 1891. He was preceded in death by his wife Jan. 13, 1942. , He is survived by three daughters, Marie (Mrs John Zimmerman who lived with him, Wilma (Mrs Marshall Clancy), Hardy, Helen (Mrs Dudley Blesie), Peterson, Minn.; five sons, William, Goldfield, Walter, Britt, Gilbert, Crystal Lake, Edwin and Albert LuVerne: and 17 grandchildren. Algonan Faces OMVI Charge In District Court An Algona man, Kermit Forbes, was bound over . to district court following action on an OMVI charge in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court here this week. Forbes was arrested by Patrolman Dick Pedersen a half-mile south of Algona on the gravel road leading to Call State Park. Property bond was set at $500 and furnished by the defendant. In other matters heard by the mayor, Kenneth Smith, Titonka, paid $10 and costs, careless driving, Lee Haase, Algona, $10 and costs, parking on highway with; out lights, and Arthur Kahler, Burt, $10 and costs, failing have control of vehicle. to Keith Reelected F-Bureau V. P. Wayne Keith, Burt, was reelected as a vice president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation at the state meeting held in Des Moines last week. Keith, 52, who farms near Burt, retained the office in a contest with J. Merrill Anderson of Jasper County. Keith, a Farm Bureau member for 30 years, farms in partnership with his son, Edgar, 26. the Titonka school, the Kossuth county unit of Iowa Association of School Boards and Superintendents went on record as (1) asking for increased, appropriations of state funds for distribution to the general school funds, (2) asking the legislature to see that requirements arc met for maintaining twelve grades in all the area of the state by July 1, 1962, and (3) requesting that an amendment be made to existing authority by which school boards can authorize expenditures from the public funds of the school district for purchase of music, band robes, uniforms, and athletic and safety equipment, and for promoting contests. music and athletic Thelast provision is one that leeTCoiweT Dies; Funeral Here Tuesday Funeral services for Leon (Lee) Colwell, 72, well-known Irvington auctioneer,.will be held today (Tuesday) at 2 p.m. in First Presbyterian church in Algona. Rev Myron Brower will officiate and burial will be at the Irvingtcm cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrange- by Supt. O. B. Laing of the Algona school system. He said that most districts try to buy athletic equipment from proceeds of athletic events insofar as possible but that sometimes it becomes necessary for general fund assistance to be given. The law itself is somewhat fu/zy on just what is allowable and what isn't, and the school group would like to have the specific regula- matter clarified in a amendment to 'existing lions. Supt. Laing attended a state meeting, last week, at which the above matters as well as a number of others came, up, and all of the resolutions adopted by the Kossuth county group were also adopted on a statewide basis by the association. • ments. Six grandsons will serve nallbearers, and there will Masonic rites. Mr' as be Colwell died early Sunday at Mej-cy Hospital, Fort Dodge, where he had since Nov. 17. been a patient Stomach Flu'Hits A siege' of stomach flu is reporter around Algona, with numerous absences from all schools resulting. Leon Ernest Colwell was born Dec. 16, 1887 in Calhoun county to Jerome and Jeanette Black Colwell. He came to this area at an early age and lived at Irvington. His wife, who survives, is the former Florence Fowler. •He was a member of the Presbyterian church at Irvington and was an active member of the Masons. Survivors besides his wife include two sons, Harold and Charles Colwell, both of Algona; two daughters, Mrs B. A. (Doris) Davis of Irvington and Mrs Lee (Geraldine) Vander Waal, Iowa City; two brothers, Hugh of Algona arid Floyd of Dakota City; and several grandchildren. A son, Eugene died in a traffic accident in 1952. Wilson To Close Eaqle Grove Unit A decision to close the poultry dressing operation at Eagle Grove was made last week by Wilson & Co. and about 100 persons will lose jobs as a result. The company said the poultry dressing operation would be "permanently 'discontinued" in Eagle Grove. Machinery used in the process is to be shipped to another plant, company officials said. The plant had been dressing between 5,000 and 6,000 turkeys a day for the past several months. The company said the operation was "too small and inefficient" to compete in today's markets. ^/rrtxr FARM SALE CALENDAR Algona Upper Des Moines Farm auction time is here again, and this newspaper will again run free listing of dates for those planning sales. Just stop in and tell us when you are planning your sale. Complete farm auction sale help in advertising is available at all times. Practically every farm home in the area reads this newspaper, and as those who have used our farm sale service in the past can tell you, our farm sale advertising gets the iob done-. Dec. 12, Monday — Virgil Bleckwenn sale, 1 south, 2 oast and J / 2 south of Bancroft. Bonsen & Berkland, auctioneers; Burt Savings Bank, clerk. Dec. 7, Wednesday — Ben Wos- selman sale, 6 north, M> east and Vi north of Bancroft. Sale includes livestock including cattle, sheep and hogs, and farm machinery. Quinn & Yungeberg, auctioneers; Farmers & Traders Savings Bank, clerk, Bancroft. Sale details next week. Need A Lift To Have Real Joyous Yule Thirty-eight families or individuals, faced with a bleak Christmas unless given a lift, are available for "adoption" by clubs, families or other groups for the 19H1 Yule season. As in prior years, adoption of a family is simple. The group or persons desiring to help a family in their own area this Christmas have only to scan the list below which is numbered, select the number that fits their own circumstance, and phone the Upper Des Moines Pulblishing Co., Cypress 4-3535. Ages and sex of children in families will be supplied as requested. The adoption list as -complied by the Kossulh County Relief Office in conjunction with the local schools, follows: < No. 1 — Widow with five children, 8 to 14. No. 2 — Low income family, 10 children, infant to 16 years. No. 3 — Low income family, six children, 5 to 17. No. 4 — Family of seven, five children, 12 to 16. No. 5 — Parents, two children, 7 and 9. No. 6 — Mother, with two children, 8 and 10. No. 7 — Low income family, 12 children, baby to 16 years. No. 8 — Parents with one child, low income, illness. No. 9 — Family of seven, five children, 16 months to 13 years. No. 10 — Eight in family, six Four Generations, Burt \M^«*V' Act Charge Mrs A U n r n-~7.'ih b f U | 1 ?° , rela . !ives a , n d friends called at the home of ptp",1? < ,i P . obsei " vc ,her 87th birthday anniversary. Piesent at the open house observance were Mrs Zankes' three brothers Lotus, Mason City, Alfred, Algcma, and George? Hurt scnt U ' ' children, low income. No. 11 — Parents with chil- Good Neighbors Aid Sam Mogler A cornpicking bee was held at the Sam Mogler farm near Whittemore by a group of neighbors, including Richard Smith, Noah Gerber, Elmer Fehr, Erwin Mogler, Silas Metzger, Harley and George Bruellman, Arnold Met/- ger and Donald Bruellman. Walter A. Meyer furnished gas for the tractors. , Mr Mogler was injured in a car accident and his son. Arthur, suffered a broken leg dren, 3 and 6 years, low income. No. 12 — Seven children in this family, one year to 10, parents low income No. 13 — Parents work, but income barely supports five children. No. 14 — Parents with 11 children, father employed irregularly. No. 15 — Widow, poor health, 'cannot work. Not quite old enough for old age pension. No. 16 — Parents with five girls, 3 to 13, including r ; ece they have given a homex No. 17 — Widow with elderly father living on small pension. No. 18 — Parents with four daughters, one handicapped. No. 19 — Four children, with new baby expected, in this family. No. 20 — Father works year around, but salary stretched to keep 11 children. No. 21 — Father lives on pension, mother works when able, two sons. No. 22 — Handicapped widow, no outside aid. ' No. 23 — Father has been laid off, children from baby to 15 years. No. 24 — Father employed, but low income children. No. 25 mother, 3 small children. No. 26 — Father employed but •has been ill, rough going, five children. No. 27 — Adopted by Newcomers Club. No. 28 — Lady in poor health, lives on small disability payments. No. 29 — Nine children, 1 to 18, father employed year around but low income. No. 30 — Husband, wife, in poor health, being supported mainly by children. No. 31 — Husband handicapped, draws small pension, wife diabetic. ^o™ art l 0 " £^. k °T a A bo i n < lt Cedar Falls on Nov. 10, 1873. * Zanke at has lived in a nnH n • ^ as ve n d and Burt vicinity for over 70 years. Besides Mrs Harvey ane has two other Daughters, Mrs C. L Morris Vista Calif , ™w , . and Mrs Vera Callahan, Whittier, Calif and a son Howard Mrs r -'.rvov 8 "I 6 birthday observance were Mrs Zanke's daughter, ^LJJlL^y and her granddaughter, Shirley Patterson. work, down. No. 35 — Father large family. 15 years recently laid off work, three children. No. 36 — Handicapped widow, no social security, too young for O.A.A. No. 37 — Father works steady but not enough income for family of seven children. No. 38 — Parents with dren 5 to 10 years. chil- Olive Thompson Of Burf Dies; Funeral Monday Burt — Last rites for Mrs Olive Thompson, 70, longtime Burt resident, were hold at McCullough's Funeral Chapel, Algona, at 2 n.m. Monday. Mrs Thompson died in a rest home in Portland, Oregon Tuesday morning, Nov. 15. Mrs Thompson had been seriously ill for several years, spending "much of the time in St. Ann hospital. She for family with 5 Father, handicapped No. 32 Couple live on small pension, both poor health. No. 33 — Couple with grandchild who, was deserted, grandfather has heart condition. No. 34 — Father just laid off was taken by air ambulance Portland several months ago to bo near her daughters. Olive Dixon Thompson was born, August 8, 1890 at Huin- boldt. She was married to the late Harvey Thompson, longtime Burt Bunker. Survivors include three duagh- ters, Mrs Frank Lathrop and Mrs Lynn Roseberry. Portland, Oregon and Mrs Vinton Ellis, San Antonio, Texas, and several grandchildren. Her husband and it daughter, Margaret, preceded her in death. Ringsted Pastor Goinq To Calif. Rev. Carlo Peterson, pastor of St. John's Lutheran church at Ringsted, has resigned to accept a call to a new pastorate at Solvang, Cal. His resignation lakes effect Feb. 12, 1961. Solvang is a town of 1300 located near Santa Barbara. Cal. Tho Petersons plan to move to their new home? toward the end of February. They came to Ringsted from Newark, N. J. in September, 1955. Santa, Free Candy, Movies, Friday Two free shows, 2,500 sacks of free candy, and the first appearance in the,area of Santa Glaus are all on tap for next Friday in Algona for the annual Santa Glaus Day here. Bant* will arrive on a fire truck at 1:30 p.m., traveling down State Street to the Court- house Square where his special house will be awaiting him. Here he will hand out 2.500 sacks of free candy while it lasts. Also slated for Friday are two free movies at the Algona Theatre, one to start at 1:15 p.m. and the second at 3:15 p.m. No tickets art required for admission. Algona's Christmas decorations will all be erected by Friday, and special Christmas windows are being prepared by most local stores. The free movie is Danny Kay* in "The Court Jester." So load up the kids and .come to town for the treat. Bancroft Man Hurt Seriously In Truck Crash Frank Bauer, 59, well-known Bancroft area farmer and former professional wrestler, suffered a compression fracture of the chest and lacerations in a head-on two- truck collision two miles east of Armstrong on highway 9 Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. His condition, listed- as serious when he was rushed to Holy.Family hospital at Estherville, was reportedly critical two days later. Smoke from burning weeds and grass along the highway was blamed for the mishap. Two three-quarter ton trucks were involved. One was driven by Bauer, headed west, and the other by Leon Herndon, 22, Eldora who was headed east. Rock Island railroad work men had slowed the castbound truck, which was loaded with farm machinery, when the Bauer vehicle came through the smoke from the opposite direction. Heavy smoke had drifted across the highway fr«m the railroad right-of-way, which lies parallel, and made visibility very poor, The railroad crew reportedly slowed the Eldora truck. Herndon suffered minor injuries. He was treated by an Armstrong doctor and released. Bauer's 1952 truck was totally demolished, while damage to the other truck was estimated at $400. It was reloaded and continued on its way to Eldora.' THREE INJURED; CHARGE 2 DRIVERS Three persons suffered minor injuries and charges were filed agains two driven; as a result of throe auto mishaps in Kossuth county during the weekend. Injured wore: Joanne Allard, 18, Bradgate, two toes cut and fractured. Raymond H. Boeckholt, 22, Rolfo, outs and bruises. Louis lip. Lappe, 17, Lakota, cut Boeckholt and Miss Allard suffered their injuries when an auto driven by the fomier crushed into a ditch and overturned two miles west of Bancroft at 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Boeckholt was treated at home and Miss Allard was taken to Humboldt for treatment. Lappe was injured when his auto and a vehicle driven by Fred C. Huettnur, 68, Lakotu, collided at Lakota Saturday at 9 a.m. The injured boy was treated at home. A young Algona man. Lee Haase was sentenced to throo yours in the men's reformatory at Fort Madison by Judge Fred Hudson in district court horn Monday after Haase entered a guilty plea to a charge of lascivious acts with a child, age of 14 years. Haase was laken to Fort Madison this morning (Tuesday) by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood to begin serving the sentence. The lascivious act. with a 14 year old girl who lives in tho county, reportedly occurred Aug. 22. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst arrested Haase between Bancroft and Swea City and returned him to Algona where charges had been filed. Haase had been out on bond since that time. Appeal bond in the matter was set at $2,500 by Judge Hudson. The Haase case kicked off what might be a busy term of court here. The pe.tit jury reported Monday afternoon, then reported again this morning along with the grand jury. It is expected that several cases will be presented to the grand jury by County Attorney Gordon Winkel. Ray D. Keefe entered a euilty plea to a charge of OMVI, second offense, and was fined $500 and costs Monday. Keefe was arrested by Patrolman Bill Tordoff here June 23. Appeal bond in the matter was set at $1,000. -•Clarence Roshall, charged with writing a bad chotK here several months ago, was returned to Algona Monday morning by a U.'S. marshal and it is possible he might enter a plea during this term of court. He was recently released from a federal penitentiary after serving a sentence on a prior charge. Other criminal cases that might come up include: State vs. William E. Spencer; State vs. Stuart Farrell; State vs. Doris Nail; and State vs. Hazel Moldenhauer. Civil cases include: E. W. Abbott vs. E. E. Kocnig; M. W. Pickering vs. Leslie Larson; Henry J. Hovick vs. William Leininger; John Grandgenett vs. ' A. P. Erpelding, et al; Richard Ristau vs. Helena Dodds, et al; Sandra Giocomarra, et al vs. Joe Schuster, et al; John H. Boyken vs. John Preuschl; Vincent Heifner vs. John Preuschl (2); Donald Sparks vs. Cyril Formanek; Cowan Bldg. Supply vs. Gerald Frank!; and Bureau Serv. Corp vs. George Wichtendahl. Jurors drawn for the November term of Kossuth District Court reported for duty Monday afternoon. Jurors drawn were Merlin Altman, Dorothy Arend, J. J. Ather- lon, Ruth Bay, Hollis Benschoter, Donald Frederick, Catherine Harris, Elizabeth Helmke, Verla Miller, Alfred Schultz, Reinhard Wetzel, Katherine Meyers and Virginia Zalaznik, all of Algona. Eldora Anderson and Arlow Blome, Ledyard; Mrs F. Anderson, Armstrong; Virginia Blom- stor and Milton Farrow, Lakota; Minnie Frimml, Corwith, Mary Besch, Areala Leininger, Agatha Ludwig and Wilma Roeber of Whittcmore. Amanda Bruns,. Jae Givens, Ted Hoover, Sr. and Mabel Wel- houson, Titonka. John Hatten Florence Mulligan and lone Sandt, Bancroft, Rose Hauptly, Irene Lickteig and Larry Youngwirth, Wesley, David Insko, Lawrence Thilges, Bode, Esther Jentz, Fenton; Mary Larson, Swea City. Theodore Jacobsen, Marie Parsons, Ida Peters, Charles Scott, Vern Shipler, Mildred Vogel, and Maynard Weigand, Burt; Marjorie Norcross, Rose Oxley, Lucille Ramus, LuVerne; Lucille Seegebarth, Lone Rock; Wayne Smith, West Bedel; and John Uf> kes, Woden. Has Heart Attack Cyril Venteicher. well-known Algona tank wagon operator and fireman, was taken to St. Ann hospital following a heart attack at his home early Wednesday evening, Nov. 16. His condition Is reportedly good. Underwent Surqery , son of Family hospital,

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