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State Histotloal Society Iowa City; la. ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered *i wcond clui matter it the portofflce »t Alfona, lowi. Nov. 1. 1931. under Act of Confrel* of March 3. 187B. AL6ONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1960 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 97 - NO. 49 Damage Suits Filed; Ask '203,376 By Buss Waller » • • Mrs Richard Groeh, wife of an Algona policeman, believes in giving "law and order" an assist when possible. She was in Fort Dodge last week and noted a youngster of about eight removing overtime parking tickets from several cars and transfer- ing them to other cars in the same area. She reported the.- matter to Kurt Dodire police, sn that they had information which Would help to straighten out the inevitable troubles arising when some who were tagged failed to report, and others showed up without cause. • * * In case you may have forgotten, tomorrow, December 7, is Ihe 19th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. From the hatred of ID years ago to today, we have witnessed t h e development of. friendship with the Japanese people. In the same interval, we hnvo witnessed a complete reversal from friendship to an armed truce with Russia. Who knows 0 Pcrhans 19 years from now the pendulum will again swing, and some of our present friends will bo otherwise, nnd some of those we despise will be friends again Scouts tell us that one local husband and a pal lie was entertaining in the kitchen were apprehended by a wife who returned home earlier than expcct- >d. She demanded that her hubby take an immediate bath to settle his somewhat elated condition. So he and the pal went into the bathroom, turned on the faucets, splashed the water around, and sat talking with the aid of a libation smuggled into the bathroom. No bath at all, but the Little Woman didn't know it. settled at Wesley. Free Movies For Youngsters Here On Thursday Algona Merchanis will sponsor a free moving pic- lure treat for youngsters Ihis coming Thursday afternoon. Most local merchants have Tickets for the show ai the Algona Theatre, featuring Wall Disney's "Jungle Cat," The matinees start ai 2 p.m., Manager Ray Langfiit announces. There are special comedy shorts also offered. Jusi ask any cooperating merchant for a free ticket. Last Rites Are Held At Wesley ForMrsFlom Wesley — Funeral services "/ere held in the Methodist church Vi-jfiyy Ml 2 n.rn. for Mrs Maren F'orn, 90. with Rev. Robert Jones officiating. Burial was in Ever- "i-een cemetery, with the Blake Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Casket bearers were Kenneth Flom, L. T. Root, H. E. Hemmingsen, Julius Funnemark. L. L. Lease and Frank Johnson. Maren Sorinc Flom was born on November 28, 1870 at Brevik, Norway. She was the daughter of Anders Kristiansen and Gunhild Anunsen. In 1892 she was married in Skien to Halver Halverson Flom who survives her. They came to America in 1895 and Check Artists Admit Guilt; Get 7 Years Two men. William E. Spencer, Los Angeles, and William G. Ashley, an e-yapee from the Nebraska state reformatory, were sentenced to seven years in the >Uate penitentiary at Fort Madison late Monday afternoon after they entered pleas to guilty to false check charges in district court here. Judge Fred Hudson pronounced sentence. Spencer passed a check for $100 at Sjogren's grocery store several months at;o and was returned to face the charge here by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst after exlrndiion from California. He had been in the local jail since late July. Ashley cashed a check for $25 at the Chrome service station in July and had been in jail since his apprehension. Two district court cases were settled out of court during the week. They were Abbott vs. Koenig and Pickering vs. Larson, both damage cases. Amount of Supersonic Bombers To Train Over Kossuth County We've had a full sample, now of the new winter TV shows, and we must say that u poorer assortment of programs has never been cooked up by anyone. The comedy is pathetic; the drama is laughable. Only two exceptions, "Untouchables" and "Memoirs of Winston Churchill" on the current bill of fare. .» » • The office cynic says there is only one good throw of the dice and that is to throw them away. * <• * Then there is the college freshman who reported back to his Dad with some hesitation that he was afraid his grades would be relatively mediocre. "Good," replied his father to the boy's surprise. "Finally you're learning some big words." ' * • • We asked Police Chief AI Doekelman what he would do if a pretty girl rushed up to him and said that a strange man had kissed her. "First, said the Chief, "I would reconstruct the crime." EAST SIDE SOCIETY NOTE: The East Side Ladies Chowder & Noisemaking Society spent most of their last meeting deciding what courses each will take in the Adult Education Program this winter. Let no one claim these girls ever miss an opportunity to broaden themselves. Jean Shey will no doubt continue her painting. Her last, "Snow in a Cuban Sugar Field", led to a burst of violent anti- Americanism from Fidel Castro and cries of "Yanqui go home" from his hordes. She thought of doing "Congolese Pastoral" this winter but a personal appeal from the Belgian government to the effect they already have enough troubles has dissuaded her. settlement in not released, the but matters was Abbott hud , Mona O'Connor, another virtuoso with the palette, is discouraged because she feels she could never improve on her last, "Sour Grapes". Mary Straub and Lois Strohman, to whom the club owes its very existence since they became that way, are interested in the modern dance. Madonna Skogstrom and Ruby Cooper plan to take some badly needed bridge lessons. Delores Winkel, who is renowned for her scholarly bent, would like to take some medieval Russian but may have to settle for some driving lessons. After what she has done to some of her furniture latclv. Eleanor Geelan feels she could use the course in uoholsterinB. We think it's wonderful that all the girls will have something to occuny their minds during the winter months ahead. * • • Fimoui L«t Lint —Strangers are friend* you haven't mat. Their children include Halvor; tunhild; Mrs George Kelley (Agnette) of Grinnell; Harold of Lansford, North Dakota; Erling; and Margaret of Fort Dodge. Four children preceded her in death, Alt', Arne, Rolfe, and Astrid. There are four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She was the last of her family. Four brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. She was a charter member of both the Priscilla Phoebe Society and the Amercian Legion Auxiliary. She was an active Red Cross member during World War 1 and received several citations for her outstanding work. She had been in failing health for several years and in April went to live at the Good Samaritan Home in Algona. She suffered a stroke and died the day after her nintieth birthday. Titonka Boy, 4, Passes; Funeral Held Monday Titonka — Funeral services for Melvin Paul Sleeker, 4, son of Mr and Mrs Alvin Sleeker, Woden, were held Monday afternoon at the Good Hope Lutheran church with Rev. B. H. Schwerin officiating. Blake Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Interment was at Good Hope church cemetery. Melvin Paul Stecker was born May 23, 1956 at Britt. He died at the Hancock Memorial hospital at Britt Thursday morning. He had been ill most of his life due to an enlarged liver and was under constant care by his parents. He is survived by his parents, Alvin and Marjorie Stecker, five brothers and sisters, Marvella, Rita, Alvin, Aldin and Loretta, a step-great-grandmother, Mrs Arend Arends of Germany, three grandparents, Mrs Fred Stecker of Lakola and Mr and Mrs Fred Hedenius of, Woden. sought about $5,000 for water damage to merchandise and Pickering sought $42,423 as the result of injuries and personal damages claimed following an auto accident near Whittemore. In other court actions, Cora Williams, plaintiff, was awarded a judgment for $1812.96 from Ann and Earl Scott, defendants; Robert Schmilt, plaintiff, was awarded a divorce from Rita Schmitt, defendant; and Norman Gade was awarded a default judgment in the amount of $103 •from Jerry Jergehs, defendant, in a loan matter. Seven Fined In Mayor's Court Seven men paid fines following hearings on a variety of charges in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court here this week. Ted Smidts, Huron, S. D., paid $25 and costs for passing on a yellow line with a bus; Charles Bronson, Algona, $15 and costs, speeding; Ted Bennkendorf, Lu- Verne, $10 and costs, intoxication; Robert Schweers, Lakefield, Minn., $10 and costs, bad check; John Eller, Algona, $5 and costs, speeding: William Sengbusch, Algona ?5 and costs, failing to yield one-half of the highway; and David Schaeffer, Swea City, $5 and costs, speeding. Bob Simpson, Ex-Algonan, Is Mishap Victim Graveside military rites were conducted Monday afternoon at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens here for Robert Howard Simpson, 42, "ormer Algona resident, killed Friday about 8 p.m. in a one-car auto accident 8 miles south of Buffalo Center. Earlier services were at Britt, where he had lived for the past 12 years. The Rev. Warren S. Paige officiated in the Methodist church. Mr Simpson was born Sept. 18, 1918 at Blockton to Chester and Pearl Judy Simpson and came to Algona shortly after being graduated from Grinnell high school. He was married to Myrna Ziegler, Algona, Sept. 20, 1942. He was a veteran of World War II. He was parts man for the Pritchard Auto Co. at Britt, a member of the American Legion and V. F. W. there and active in Boy Scout work and Junior Legion baseball. Besides his wife, Mr Simpson is survived by two sons, Greg, 14, and Robert, Jr.,- 12; his parents, Mr and Mrs C. H. Simpson of Algona; a twin sister, Mrs Roberta Miller, and a brother, Truman, both of Algona. According to authorities who investigated the tragedy, Simpson's auto ran off the new black- lop road recently completed between Buffalo Center and Woden, went down a seven foot grade, skidded along the ditch, hit a large boulder, crossed over a farm driveway and came to a stop, front end down on the other side of the driveway. Coroner H. W. Potter stated Ronnie Linde Wins Chicago Trip & Tour Six Iowa 4-H boys including Ronnie Linde, Swea City, will attend the 10th annual Grain Marketing Clinic and Tour in Chicago, Jan. 10 to 12. Ronnie, 17, son of Mr and Mrs A. R. Linde received the trip award for his achievements and interest in the 4-H grain program, according to Robert Johnson, Kossuth County Extension Associate. The 4-H grain program includes crop projects, demonstrations, identification, judging and other phases of crop work. Ronnie has completed seven years of outstanding 4-H club work as a member of the Swea- Harrison club under the guidance of Cecil Thoreson and Everett Johanson, leaders.' He has completed six years of baby bee| woj'k, four years of market lamb, two years of breeding lamb and three years of plant collection project work. He has given 12 local, three county and one state demonstration and taken part in nine district and four state judging contests. He received a blue ribbon on his plant collection project and safety demonstration at the 1960 Iowa State Fair. In 1960 Ronnie was boys' county 4-H vice-president and has been president, vice-president and reporter of his local club. For the past three years he has had the top boys' 4-H record book in the county. The Grain Marketing Clinic is conducted by members of the Chicago Board of Trade. The 4-H delegates hear lectures and participate in discussions on all aspects of grain supply, marketing and pricing. They also watch the marketing system in action on the floor of the Board of Trade. Linde's trip will be provided by the Iowa State Fair. OFFUTT AFB, Neb. — Supersonic B-58 bombers of the Strategic Air Command soon will begin flying periodic training missions over a corridor from Mason City, Iowa, to Dubois, Idaho, with the Scenic Badlands, South Dakota, as primary target. The corridor will pass i ight over Kossuth County. The 1'light.s will be flown by SAC crews from Carsweli AFB, Texas. Algona is located in a 40-mile wide corridor from Mason City to the Scenic Badlands. The corridor will permit better use of radar bomb scoring units in the Scenic Badlands area. The B-58 flights will provide operational training under all- weather conditions and may be made at any time during the day or night. Flying at altitudes between 35,000 and 50,000 feet, it is possible that under certain atmospheric conditions the Convair-buill bomber will create sonic booms which can be heard on the ground. Sonic booms are merely thunder-like sounds that are heard when a shock wave is generated by an aircraft a't supersonic speeds. Training flights at lower altitudes will be fV>\vn at sub-sonic speeds. "SAC will do everything possible to cause minimum annoyance to .citizens along the routes. I hope everyone will realize the necessity for training crews under all types of situations, approaching as nearly as possible those which would be met under combat conditions. "In every case, the safety of local residents and of our crews will be the paramount factor in our operations." In special tests where airplanes have dived from 35,000 to 25,000 feet at supersonic speeds, scientists have measured pressures no greater than five pounds per square foot on the ground. Even when produced under these test conditions, a sonic boom is far too weak to cause structural damage. Algona Union Donates $ 90 In Adopt- Family Program Simpson died instantly when his chest was crushed by the steering wheel. He was found lying on the floor in the front seat of the car by two men who came upon the scene. $47 Theft Theft of $47 in currency and small change from the Welcome Inn here early Monday morning was investigated by Police Chief AI Boekelman. The money, an a canvas bag, was left on a counter near the cash register while an employee went to the basement. When he returned upstairs a few minutes later, the money was missing. The theft occurred shortly after the tavern opened for business Monday, Pleads Guilty, Young Driver On Probation Michael Blass, 17, Spirit Lake, was given a suspended sentence in the boys training school at Eldora by Judge G. W. Stillman in district court at Estherville Tuesday, Nov. 29. He pleaded guilty to a delinquency charge and will be on probation for at least two years. Blass was driver of an auto that collided with a car driven by Edwin Berggren of Swea City* Oct. 16 at Estherville. Mrs Berggren and her daughter, Jill, 7, died as a result m the crash and Mr Berggren and other children in the family were seriously injured. He is still a patient in a Rochester, Minn, hospital The hearing Tuesday was held in juvenile court. His probation includes the following conditions; revocation of driver's license for an indefinite period; restricted against riding in a motor vehicle unless accompanied by parents or responsible adult; may not own an auto for two years; and must ride to and from school on a school bus unless transported by parents. His parents, Mr and Mrs Norman Blass, must also submit a written report monthly detailing the boys activities and the youth must report to the court in one year to personally report his activities. Any violation of the terms of his probation will result in revocation and 1 the youth will be committed until he reaches the age of 21. Only 10 out of 40 families available for "adoption" this Christmas have yet to be selected by clubs, organizations or individuals in the annual Christmas "Adopt-A-Family" program. Highlight of the past week in offering a helping hand at Christmas to some family was a generous donation of $90 by the local International Ass'n of Machinists, with members at the Weidenhoff and Universal Manufacturing plants and Norton Machine Works. The sum represents the profit of a dance held recently by the group, and they are adopting four families. The list of adoptions, and the 10 families still available for adoption follow. Contact the Uppei Des Moines Publishing Co. or the Kossuth County Relief Office you arc interested in adopting one of the families that remain. No. 1 — Adopted by Sept Methodist Circle No. 2 — Adopted by Trinity Lutheran Church. No. 3 — Adopted by Presbyter ian women. No. 4 — Adopted by Presbyter ian women. No. 5 — Adopted by Int. Ass'n Olive Potter Passes; Rites Held Monday Funeral services for Mrs Ben COlive) Potter, 72, well-known life-long area resident, were held Monday afternoon in First Methodist church here. Rev. Newton Coughenour ofifciated and burial was at Riverview cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were William Runchey, Albert Reid, Hugh Raney, Lyle Sleele, Donald Glaser and William Geering. Mrs Potter died early Friday at University Hospitals at Iowa City where she had been a patient for several weeks. She had undergone surgery. She was born Olive Evelyn Clark Jan. 20, 1888 in Kossuth county to Charles and Olive Raney Clark. Her husband, Ben Potter, is a custodian in the local elementary schools. Mrs Potter was an active mem- w it A,} ntnj v,« Qf TV,*™ ber of tne Royal Neighbor lodge No. 25 — Adopted by St. Thbm- and the Rebejkah Degree staff. is Episcopal Church. No. 26 — Father employed but las been ill, rough going, five children. No. 27 — Adopted by New- Adopted by Anony- Nine children, 1 to of Machinists. No. 6 — Adopted by Trinitj Lutheran Church. No. 7 — Adopted by C. D. of A. No. 8 — Adopted by Anonymous. No. 9 — Adopted by Atgona High Student Council. No. 10 — Adopted by Algona Junior High. No. 11 — Adopted by Int. Ass'n of Machinists. comers Club. No. 28 mous. No. 29 18, father employed year around but low income. No. 30 — Husband, wife, in poor health, being' supported mainly by children. No. 31 — Adopted by Algona Shrine Club. No. 32 — Adopted by Delphian Society. No. 33 — Adopted by Anonymous. No. 34 — Adopted by Anonymous. No. 35 — Adopted by Int. Ass'n of Machinists. 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 36 — Adopted by Plum Creek Elite 4-H Club. No. 39 — Adopted by Algona V.F.W. No. 40 — Man, wife, 7 children, who need help. No. 12 A. Adopted by C. D. of No. 13 — Adopted by Algona High Student Council. No. 14 — Adopted by Trinity Lutheran Church. 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 ivece they have given a home. No. 17 — Adopted by St. Thomas Episcopal Church. No. 18 — Adopted by Anonymous. No. 19 — Adopted by Anony- Father works year mous. No. 20 around, but salary stretched to keep 11 children. No. 21 — Adopted by Int. Ass'n of Machinists. 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. She was a long-time member of he Methodist church and of the W. S. C. S. She was a charter member of the Cresco Mother and Daughter club. Surviving are her husband; her father, Charles Clark of Britt; three daughters, Mrs Vivian Berdahl, Ringsted, Mrs Audry Kooker of Bode and Mrs Robert (Joyce) Schotay, Algona; two sons, D wight Potter, E'mmetsburg, and Richard Potter, Kandiyahi, Minn.; four sisters; seven brothers; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A son proceeded her in death in 1919. Eisenbacher, 24, Seriously Hurt, Struck By Car Joe Eisenbacher, 24, of Armstrong, was seriously injured Sunday night when struck by a car as he walked along Highway 9. The accident occurred six miles east of Esteerville. Emmet county authorities said Eisenbacher was crossing from the south to the north lane of the highway and walked into the path of a car driven by Joseph Welp, 59, of Bancroft. Welp was traveling west. Eisenbacher was taken to the Holy Family hospital in Estherville with a broken leg and internal injures. Eisenbacher is employed at the John Re/.ac farm, west of Armstrong, and was hitchhiking home from Gruver. It was raining at the time and Welp did not see Eisenbacher on the highway. Eisenbacher sustained a broken left knee and a possible fracture in his right leg. He also suffered bruises and facial cuts. Shortly after his release from military service he was employed in Algona. He has numerous relatives in this area. Two Pay $100 Fines Here For Petty Larceny Two men paid fines of $100 and costs each in Justice C. H. Ost- winkle's court tms week after entering guilty pleas to charges of petty larceny. They were Virgil Wolf. Bancroft, and Darwood Helmers, Armstrong. According to the petition, the men took a carburetor and manifold valued at less than $20 from the Francis Schiltz garage. In other cases heard by Ost- winkle, Wilbur L. Monson, Sexton, paid $100 and costs, truck overload, Gary A. Smith, Algona, S20 and costs, speeding; William Fitzgerald, Algona, $10 and costs, no freight receipts; Archie McKitrick, Livermore, $10 and costs, failing to stop for a school bus; Thomas P. Haag, Whittemore, $25 and costs, speeding; and John Dahl, Rutland, $10 and costs, no authority on truck fees. Farm, Highway Accidents Are Basis Of Suits Three damage suits. totalling Si203.S7li.. r )8. all the outgrowth of accidents in this area during tho past two years. were filed in district court, here this week. Plaintiffs and defendants in the mnlters are: Dale Baxter vs. Theodore and Donald Hilbert, $75,543.45. Kenneth Isaacson vs. Fred Looft, S83.908.88. Richard Schaffer vs. Ernest Bonnsteiter, $43.924.25. The Schaffer suit was filed late Monday. The plaintiff seeks judgment as a result of. a farm mirhap which occurred on the. BonnsteUcr farm near LuVerne Jan. 9, 1959. The petition claims Schaffer suffered amputation of his right leg above the knee as a result of the tragedy. The plaintiff. Schaffer, was employed by Bonnstctter at the time of the mishap. In the course of his employment, he became entangled in a power takeoff shaft which, according to the petition, was "not properly protected" and as a result the leg had to be amputated. The plaintiff was hospitalized for 31 days and claims purchase of an artificial limb and medical expenses, $1524.25 and that his earning capacity is impaired and he will be handicapped greatly during the rest of his life. He also states the limb will have to be replaced every 4-5 years at a cost of $500! Injured Pushing Car Isaacson was injured in a mishap on highway 9, west of Swea City May 15, 1959. According to the petition, the defendant, Looft, had visited the Isaacson farm and when he got ready to leave his auto wouldn't start. Isaacson pushed the Looft auto with his own vehicle and the men finally got the Looft auto to run. They stopped the autos on the shoulder of the highway, about 15 feet apart, with the Isaacson auto behind and Isaacson noticed his license plate had been bent in the process. He learned over, facing his own auto when the other auto backed up and caught Isaacson between the bumpers o£ the two vehicles. Isaacson claims negligence. His right leg was crushed, mangled and permanently injured, according to court record, and he was hospitalized four times, in a cast until October, 1959, on crutches for a time and still uses a cane when out of his house. He also claims he is totally disabled for life and that he paid $6,508.88 for labor to take care Out Of Hospitals Two of three hunters who suffered gunshot wounds in this area Thanksgiving Day have now been released from hospitals. They are Uene Faulstich, 29, Algona, and Eugene Wittkopf, 17, Algona. Faulstich, whose left forearm was injured by a shotgun blast was released from St. Ann hospital here this morning (Tuesday) and young Wittkopf, who was shot in the foot, was released from Park Hospital, Mason City, Monday and planned to go back to school here this afternoon (Tuesday). The third injured person, Danny Collins, 16, Livermore, was expected to be released from St. Ann Wedens- day. He was shot in the shoulder. AH were hunting pheasants at the time of the mishaps. of his farm work; hospital, $900; and future medical treatment, SI500. He asks trial by jury. Truck Crash Suit Baxter suffered a cerebral concussion, eight broken ribs, cut requiring 35 sutures on left arm, bruised left knee, internal injuries, cuts on hand, face and corner of right eye, multiple abrasions and contusions of the . face and body and was rendered unconscious for some time after trucks driven by himself and Donald Hilbert crashed June 7, I960 at 4 p.m. near Bancroft. Baxter's petition also claims negligence. lie claims $289.45, hospital; $210, physician fees; $21, eye glasses; and $43, ambulance. Baxter says injuries have prevented him from obtaining gain- full work and that he has considerable pain. The petition states Baxter's brain is damaged, resulting in mental disability and that his .speech is affected and that the injuries will permanently affect his ability to earn a living for his wife and child. Boxer asks for n trial by jury, Other New Cases Several other new cases wcra also filed. They are: Lowell Lenz vs. Minneapolis-M o li n e Co., $2551.05, commissions and expenses; Central Petroleum Co. vs. James J. Fett, $122.09, merchandise; Dennis Hocin vs. C. A. Fra» ser, $35.70, .mnrchandlso; Jacob E. Decker vs. Caroline Steusgy, $826.3(5, merchandise! and VlrgjU D. Darland vs. Don Hemml ~ and Roland W. Thompson, damages resulting to tf auto in a collision with a driven by Thompson

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