The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 29, 1960 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 29, 1960
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State Historical society Iowa CityJ la.' t By Buss Waller * * * r, u«, lice " ses and for 1961 will go on sale Thursday »<*• 1, at the office of County Treasurer Rosella Voigt. February J, 1961, is the deadline for autos to be registered for another year without penalty. The 1901 plates lor private cars have black niiin- i'1'als on a chartreuse background Chartreuse, as we see it, is greenish yellow. * * * For the first time the plates have an aluminum base instead of steel. * * * - One of our favorite organizations is the Toiistmasters Club. We watch the proceedings of this group from something of a distance but keep in touch through a regular news summary of what happens. To show exactly what we mean, look over this variety of subjects presented during a recent meeting: Bob Johnson — Solutions lo the Farm Problem. Byron Richardson — History of the Electoral College. Jim Whittemore — Maids and Telephones in State Supported Schools. Wm. Clegg — Things to be Thankful for on Thanksgiving. Charles Ness — Merits of Toys in a Child's Life. Morris Givcns — Lend Lease Program' of the U.S. In addition to that three other members were five minute speakers, Lyle Anderson, D. D. Arnold and Roy Bjustrom. The subject of "History of the Electoral College" was especially timely. With the closeness of the recent election, many have become aware of what it is, for the first time. One woman called us on the phone, and after asking some questions about the Electoral College, summarized her viewpoint by stating "Well, I'll Never Vote Again!" It all depends on whose goose is being plucked, of course. We find many members of the losing side advocating changes from the present Electoral College setup, and probably there should be changes. But if the losing side had won we wonder how disturbed they would be over the same College. One of the most curious aspects to the recent election in Kossuth County is the analysis of the vote. It shows that the 'most votes, 12,086, were cast for the pffice of president. This was exactly 395 more votes than were cast in the senatorial race, which had the next highest number of total votes. Or in other words, 395 voters went to the polls and voted for nobody except for president! * * .* Also setting a new record were the 632 absentee voter ballots received. ' Votes can be counted if filed before death, and at least two of the voters did die between the time of casting their ballot and the day of the election. There is also considerable speculation as to when someone ceases to be "a resident" of the county. A number of the absentee votes came from people who moved out of the county some time ago. Wonder if they also voted, in their new location? , * * * Jerry Waile up at Fenton is a vet student at Kansas State College. His parents, Dr. and' Mrs John R. Waite, D.V.M., arc of course glad to see Jerry and his wife come home on vacations. Only thing is, they never know what to expect. Once he brought home some chinchillas — then last fall he lugged home a baby buffalo bull calf, which is eating and growing every day in his pen at Fenton. * * * Bob Wilson, genial general manager of KLGA and a close follower of sports, told Rotarians, Monday noon, that he would not be surprised if the head basketball coaching spot at the University of Iowa underwent a change before the season is over — "if Sharm Schuerman should get off to a poor start." * ' * * Then there'i • fellow who said he broke his engagement after he overheard his fiancee's mother remark, after they had looked over a house, that "it seems small for three people." * % * * The White HOUM will certainly have a different appearance come January, what with all those diapers hanging out on the line. * * * Famous Last Line — "How Com* Th»re'i So Many Different Suit* CUu»?" ESTABLISHED 1863 w clal !f m ; tter at th« pOBtoffleetet AlgoM. Iowa. Nov. 1. 193Z. under Act ot Confrew of March S, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1960 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 97 - NO. 48 3 Injured In Hunting Accidents Rites For Lone Rock Man Killed In Tractor Spill Funeral services for Henry Schneider, 55, Lone Rock farm laborer who was killed when a tractor roiled over on him Tuesday, Nov. 22, Were held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Methodist church at Fenton. Hev. Harvey Walker officiated and burial followed at the Methodist cemetery there. Mr Schneider died of a crushed chest when the tractor he was driving apparently went out of control, crashed through a fence and overturned on a railroad right- of-way on the Howard Bier- stedl farm a mile west of Lone Hock. The tragedy occurred about 5:15 p.m. and was discovered by Maurice Weisbrod who was working in a field nearby. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst hurried lo the scene and called Dr. R. F. Snyder, Swea City, county coroner, and an ambulance. According to the sheriff. Schneider, who nas been employed by Mr Bierstedl for the past two years, had completed plowing the field when the mishap occurred. The tractor spilled gas on the dead man and grass in the ditch and fire broke out immediately. The Lone Rock fire department was called by Mr Weisbrod to quell the flames, which ourned Mr Schneider's body badly. It was reported that several other persons had seen the fire from a distance, but did not investigate the cause. Due to the fact Mr Schneider was working alone at the time, it is riot known exactly at what time he met death. Mr Schneider lived with the Ello Rahn family of rural Lone ROCK. Mr Schneider is survived by a son, Charles, Algona; a brother, Ralph, Fenlon; and three sisters, Mrs Carrie Johnson, Mesa, Ariz., Mrs LeRoy Kessler Emmelsburg, and Mrs Everett Hartman, Fenton. He was a long-time resident of the county. His death, while accidental and due to a vehicle, did not occur on a county road or highway, so is not a traffic death. Cars Demolished Here H™ PI, ivP 1 ! ' ks C01 ! rt and enured a not guilty plea to the chaige. Final Decision on the matter pends further investigation n,,fn I ° ars mvo ' vcc l'" the crash are shown here. The Sengbusch auto above, was headed south on Jones street (highway 169? ind coHifion a ' er UUt0> bel ° W ' Was headed north at the !fme o\ the the JrPpf e ,n?, b l'. Sd ^' ai ' skiddod on to the parking on the cast side of fmrr h* ^ Minnesota auto remained on the highway. Debris Horn the autos was spread over thp road "<~uu* at St Ann e iioST| er ' 2 ?' ^f 0 i° f ^ e Mi ™esota man, was treated .?n P n , f S' 5 facial ab'-as'on and cut on the forehead. Dlck P eders en & Policemen Joe McBride & Jim Voigt Cflra Swea Elevator Meeting, Dec. 3 The annual meeting of stockholders of the Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co. of Swea City will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, in the school gymnasium, starting with a turkey dinner at 11:30 a. m., followed by the program and annual business meeting. Russell O. Parker is elevator manager. Juvenile Admits Local Break-In A break-in at Sylvia's Cafe on State street here was solved by Police Chief Al Boekelman during the weekend. The break-In was reported Friday morning after the thief gained entrance to the building sometime Thursday night. An Algona juvenile boy was apprehended and admitted the theft of $5. Owner of the cafe stated some cigarets were taken, also. A back door lock was released after the wTndow in the door had been broken with a rock by the thief. The boy is on probation from a previous theft charge. Juvenile court officials will decide on action to be taken in the matter. 2000 Bales Of Straw Burned A fire that broke out about 5:30 p.m. Friday, destroyed a shed containing- 2,000 bales of straw, on a farm owned by Joe Welp of Bancroft. The Swea City fire department was called; they put out the fire and kept it from spreading to other buildings. Rhode Island Check Artist Gets 7 Years Stuart Farrol], whose exact address in Rhode Island is not known, was sentenced to serve a lerrn n<|t exceeding seven years after he entered a pica of guilty 10 a charge of false drawing and uttering of a bank cheek in district court this week. Sentenced was passed by Judge G. W. Stillman and appeal bonded fixed'at $2.500. Farrell was returned to Algona from Rhode Island recently by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood'. His whereabouts were not known for some time after the original order lor his arrest was issued in September, 1957. Farrell posed as a priest when in this area. He wrote a worthless check for $30 and now begins serving sentence three years later. He has a prior record in other areas of the United States and rias served time in other institu- .ions. He will serve this sentence 11 the stale penitentiary at Fort Vladison. Farrell originally entered a plea of not guilty to the charge. Two more cases were filed in district court this week. Elizabeth Janet Sorlie, plaintiff, seeks a divcrce from Ernest M. Sorlie, defendant. The couple were wed. Oct. 12, ]!J51 at Montevideo, Minn, and separated Nov. 20, 19(iO. She seeks some property, but no alimony. Robert E. Rockwood is plaintiff and Floyd T. Bode, 'defendant, in the other matter. Rockwood seeks $990.91 claimed due him for damage to his auto, which was involved in a crash with the Bode vehicle Aug. 6, 1959. Robert W. Rockwood, son of the plaintiff, and Janice M. Bode, daughter of the defendant, were drivers of autos that collided four miles south of Sexton. Rockwood seeks a judgment for the amount, claimed clue. MrsStebritz Passes; Rites Held Friday Mrs Frank Stebritz, 70, of Algona died at St. Ann hospital where she had been taken after suffering a heart attack. Funeral services for Mrs Ste- britz were held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Cecelia's Catholic church with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial was at Calvary cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Gertrude Mary Paul Stebrilz, was born Nov. 23, 1889 in Crystal City, Mo. She came to Algona in 1930 when she married Frank Stebritz. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and of the American Legion Auxiliary of Algona. • Survivors include her husband; five sons, Bernard Coleman, Old Mines, Mo.; Aloysious Coleman. Clarion; Glennon Coleman and Alfred E. Coleman, St. Louis, Mo. and Paul Stebritz, Algona; four daughters, Mrs Jack Schneider, Wichita, Kan.; Sister Mary Teresa, Waukon; Mrs Francis Heim, St. Louis, Mo.; and Mrs Charles Rolling, Ceylon, Minn. Three brothers, five sisters and several grandchildren also survive. Pallbearers were Nicki Clark, John Heiderscheidt, Donald Krause, Tim O'Brien, Robert Peterson and Elmer Stebritz. Annual Meeting Of Fair Board Slated Dec. 5 A notice of the annual meeting of the Kossuth County Agricultural Association (C o u n t y Fair Board) will be found in today's UDM. Three directors will be elected as the terms of David Bernhard, Bode, i_,ouis Bartlett, Titonka, and Louis Reilly, Algona expire. T,he meeting will be held in the assembly room at the Kossuth county courthouse here at 2 p.m. Monday Dec. 5. Other regular business of the organization will also be discussed at that time, according to Vern McClure, secretary. JayCees Name Officers ° * 30 Families Left To 'Adopt • For Happier I960 Christmas Thirty of 39 families are left for adoption in this area by bs, groups or individuals desiring to help worthy families, usually with children, to enjoy a better Christmas. Nine families have already been adopted as indicated below since first announcement was made last week of the 1960 "Adopt-A-Family" list. As in prior years, adoption of a family is simple. The group or persons desiring lo 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 DCS Moines Publishing Co Cypress 4-3535. Ages and-sex of children in families will be supplied as requested. The adoption list as compiled fay the Kossuth County Relief Office in conjunction with the local schools, follows: No. 1 — Adopted by Sept. Methodist Circle 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 — Adopted by C. D. of A. No. 8 — Parents with one child, low income, illness. No. 9 — Family of seven, five children, 16 months to 13 years. No. 10 — Eighi in family, six children, low income. No. 11 — Parents with children, 3 and 6 years, low income. No. 12 — Adopted by C. D. of A. 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 niece they have given a home. No. 17 — Widow with elderly father living on small pension. No. 18 — Adopted by Anonymous. 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 — Adopted by Eagle Homemakers. No. 24 — Father employed, but low income for family with 5 children. No, 25 — Father, handicapped mother, 3 small children. No. 26 — Father employed, but has been ill, rough going, five children. No. 27 — Adopted by Newcomers Club. No. 28 — Adopted by Anonymous. 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. No. 32 — Adopted by Delphiar Two Injured In Two-Car Crash Near Armstrong Ringsled — Dr. Jerry Crouch. 25, Armstrong veterinary and former Seneca man, escaped serious injury Friday when the 1960 model car he was driving on highway 9 collided with a car driven by Adolph Laue, 82, of Welcome, Minn. Patrolmen James Vonstetter Bill Tordoff, and Dick Pedersen who investigated the mishap,' said the Crouch car was traveling west at the Community Hall intersection, four miles east of Armstrong when Laue drove his car onto the highway into the path of the Crouch auto. Laue was headed south. The two curs ended up in the ditch on the south side of the highway coming to rest 100 yards apart. Laue is in the Fairmont Community Hospital with head and neck injuries. Crouch was checked at an Armstrong physician's office and released. Crouch started veterinary practice at Armstrong in June after his graduation from Iowa State University at Ames Dr. Crouch is a son of Mr and Mrs Earl Crouch of Seneca. Authorities said both cars are a total loss. Society. No.. 33,.--Tr.-iAJ4ople4J.J^y. Anonymous. No. 34 — Father just laid off work, large family. 15 years down. No. 35 — Father recentjy 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 children 5 to 10 years. No. 39 — Adopted by Algona V.F.W. Mayor's Court Seven hearings were held in Mayor C. C. Shierks court this week. Robert Lickteig, Algona, paid $8, speeding; Orlan Otl, Lu- Verne, $5, stop sign; Virgil Hunch, Wesley, $6, stop sign 1 Charles Voungwirth, LuVerne, $5' leaving the scene of an accident- Donald Rahe, Bancroft, $5, illegal mufflers; Barbara Parsons, Burt. $16, speeding; and Thomas Zeigler. Algona, $5, illegal mufflers. Costs were assessed in addition to fines. Algerian Pays $40 Fines After Three Hearings An Algonan, Leroy F. Gronbach, was fined a total of $40 and costs following preliminary hearing of three charges" in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court this week. Gronbach was fined $25 and costs for reckless driving, $10 and costs for parking on a highway without lights and $5 and costs for using obsence language. In other cases heard by Ost- winklc, Raymond H. Boeckholt, Rolfe, paid $25, failing to report an accident: Joun P. Reinken, Britt, $25, failing to report an accident; F. H. Carlson, Ft. Dod-, go, $12, truck .speeding; W. F. Fuller, Callendar, $10, improper truck registration; James F. Welp, Bancroft, $10, improper passing; B. J. Roberts, Esthcr- ville, $10, speeding; and H. H. Buegler, Delavan, Minn., $10, improper passing. Costs were paid in addition to fines. Two Mishaps Are Reported; One Car Demolished Michael W. Seller, 19, Algona, luckily escaped injury when the auto he was driving spun off McGregor street road six miles, east of Algona and was totally demolished Sunday. The mishap occurred at 1:40 p.m. According to Seller, he met an oncoming car, which was near the middle of the road, just as he came over a rise in the highway. He applied his brakes, lost control and slammea into the ditch, according to Patrolman Bill Tordoff, who investigated. A minor mishap was investigated by Policeman Richard Groen here Friday at 9:55 a.m. Autos driven by Victor H. Herding, 38, Sheffield, and Arthur E. Ingalls, 72, Bancroft were involved. \ Surgery For 3 Hours On Gene Wittkopf Three pheasant hunters from this area. Eugene Wittkopf. 17. and Gene Faulstich, 29. Algona, and Danny Collins. 16, Livermore who suffered gunshot wounds in gun mishaps Thanksgiving Day are all reportedly doing "as well as can be expected", according to relatives and hospital officials. All were near- tragic accidents. Young Wittkopf was on a hunting trip in the Lotts Creek vicinity with his father. G. A. Wittkopf. Bill Fraser, John Spencer, Jr. and David Skogstrom, local high school students, when he was injured at 2:30 pjn. The group left Algona after 1 p.m. according to Mrs Wittkopf. Were Unloading Gun They were unloading their guns 'outside of their car when a 16-gaugc shotgun owned by the Skogstrom boy discharged. Pellets from the gun entered Eugene's foot near the arch and some of the charge came out through.the ball of his foot. He was rushed immediately to St. Ann hospital, given emergency treatment, then taken to Park hospital at Mason City where he underwent three-hour surgery on the Voot. Mrs Wittkopf stated Monday afternoon that surgeons removed most of the pellets and that it was hoped the foot could be saved. It is possible one toe might have to be amputated, but every effort is being ma'ae to save it. Forearm Shattered Faulstich's left forearm was shattered by a. blast from his 20- gauge shotgun at 4 p.m. He was hunting with James Baker, also from Algpna, and had. downed a pheasant on the farm of the late Matt Fisch near Sexton. When he reached the bird, ho found it was still alive and kicking, so he hit it with the butt of his shotgun. The gun discharged and the pellets blasted into his arm. Baker quickly applied a tour, niquet above the injury and. rushed the injured man to St, Ann hospital. Hospital officials stated Monday afternoon that Faulstich's cpndition was good, and it is hoped the arm can bo saved. Shot In, Shoulder Young Collins was hunting with three companions, Bill Frideres, 15, Roy hankins, 14, and Bert Hankins, 18, south of Livermore when he was shot in the right shoulder as Frideres unloaded his 12-gauge shotgun. Collins was also rushed to St. Ann hospital where his condition was also reported good Monday afternoon. All three of the Injured hunters will be hospiumzed for some time. In the case of gunshot wounds constant care must be taken so no infection develops or if it does, it must be stopped at once. The near-tragedies were the iirst reported in the state Thanksgiving Day. United Fund Is Over The Top; $15,015 Now In The 1960 drive for funds by the people of Algona for the United Mind ot Algona has now reached the ij.15,015 goal in pledges ajid cash contributions, according to campaign chairman Wes Bartlett "With a few late contributions still expected, it is anticipated, that there may be a moderate amount in excess of the goal However, it should be kept in mind that the I960 goal was trimmed somewhat from the pro, vious year because of anticipated savings in expense of the drive and because of the favorable ex. perience of the past year showing very small shrinkage in actual contributions from the amount pledged", according to Bartlett. "Late pledges or contributions arg still welcome." "The success of the drive is « credit to the people of the community who did the work and made the contributions in a genuine united effort to help eleven worthy causes", said John Claude president of the local United Fund. "The officers of the Unlt*d Fund of Algona want to thartk all who helped make the driva a success." * "

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