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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 13, 1960
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Algona Algona (i 5 Families On Adoption List For Xmas Left Only five families remain in fi list of 40 for "adoption" by some kind he.irted individuals or groups in this nren. County relief office personnel report that tv/o of the five families left are in really destitute circumstances. Hoth are fairly large families and without outside help, there will be no Christmas in those homes. Anyone interested in joininp Hie list of Good Samaritans this Christmas season ean obtain fuilher informalion, and make the adoption, hy calling either the Upper Des Moines or the Kossulh County Relief Office. Information as to the family location and ages and sex of children will be supplied by the relief office. •' Here is (he semi-final listing of adoptions already made and those slill available: No. 1 — Adopted by Sept Methodist Circle No. 2 — Adopted by Trinity Lutheran Church. No. 3 — Adopted by Presbyterian women. No. 4 — Adopted by Presbyterian women. No. 5 — Adopted by Int. Ass'n of Machinists. No. 6 — Adopted by Trinity Lutheran Church. No. 7 — Adopted by C. D. of A. No. 8 — Adopterl by Anonymous. No. 9 — - Adopted by High Student Council. No. 10 — Adopted by Junior High. No. 11 — Adopted by Int. Ass'n of Machinists. No. 12 — Adopted by Lions Club. No. 13 — Adopted by Algona High Student Council. No. 14 — Adopted by Trinity \ Lutheran Church. '. No. 15 — Widow, poor health, ^. \nnot work. Not quite old en- o'tigh for old age pension. No. 16 — Parents with five girls, 3 to 13, including they have given a home. No. 17 — Adopted by St. Thomas Episcopal Church. No. 18 — Adopted by Anonymous. No. 19 — Trinity Lutheran eh urc h, No. 20 — Adopted by Garrigan High. No. 21 — Adopted by Int. Ass'n of Machinists. No. 22 — Weslyan Service Guild. No. 23 — Adopted by Eagle Homemakers. No. 24 — Father employed, but low income for family with 5 children. No. 25 — Adopted by St. Thomas Episcopal Church. No. 26 — Good Hope Happy Scrappers. No. 27 — Adopted by Newcomers Club. No. 28 — Adopted by Anonymous. No. 29 — Adopted by Trinity Lutheran Church. No. 30 — Anonymous. 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 — Adopted by Plum Creek Elite 4-H Club. No. 37 — Adopted by Algona National Guard. No. 38 — Parents with children 5 to 10 years. No. 39 — Adopted by Algona V.F.W. No. 40 — Man, wife, 7 children, who need help. tipper X State Historical society Iowa City; la. ESTABLISHED 1863 Cntercd •• second cUM mitter at the poitofflce »t Alton*, Iowa. Nov. 1. 1931 under Act of Confreu of March 3. 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1960 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES Plus 12-Page Tabloid VOL. 97 - NO. 50 Second School Robbery In County 2 Injury Suits Ask $55,189 Two damage cases, asking a total of $r>n, 189.81, and a foreclosure petition were filed in district court here this week. Leonard G. Klingler is defendant in both or the damage suits, lie was driver of an auto involved in a collision with another vehicle driven by Thomas J. Brown at 4 p.m. Jan. 11, 1959, 4!<« miles east of Algona on highway 18. Victor A. and Edna Garman are asking a total of $10,189.81 of Klingler as a result of injuries suffered by their son. Edward, then 14, in the mishap. They claim Klingler was negligent in the crash. The Garmnns listed $1,939.81 for doctors, nurses and other medical facilities; $f)00 for care for their son who was bedfast 50 days and required constant care; $250 for medical treatment at Iowa City aiid Mason Cily; and $500 for further treatment for the boy in the future. The petition also stales it was necessary for the plaintiffs to terminate their Tanning operations, resulting in a substantial financial loss, due to the fact their son couldn't assist in the farming operations. It is also claimed the boy suffered permanent injury and that his work is now limited. The son, Edward Garman, is plaintiff and Klingler defendant in the other case. The boy seeks Newbroughs Wed 50 Years $45,000 damages lor injuries received in the mishap. The Bankers Trust Co. is plaintiff and John R. and Ansell Spencer, defendants, in the foreclosure mailer. A promissory note for $15,000 is involved. The note was issued Apr. 26, 1950 and the petition claims the defendants have defaulted payment, leaving a $13,575.09 balance due on a home ancJ lot hero. The plaintiff has demanded payment, which lias been "refused and the defendants have neglected to pay." The trust company asks judgment and foreclosure of the mortgage for the amount and ask that the court appoint a receiver. Mr and Mrs A. D. Newbrough will observe Iheir golden wedding anniversary by holding open house in the Presbyterian church at Lone Rock Dec. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. No invitations are being sent, but all triencls and relatives 'are welcome to come and share this happy occasion. (UDM Engraving). Local Debaters Among Top Five Teams, la. City Algona higli school debaters were among the top five teams nt the ninth annual high school forensic conference held at Iowa City over the weekend. The Algona team, composed of Jack Vipond and Bill Sigsbee, affirmatives, «nd John Plait and Bill Bourne, negatives, received a superior rating, winning seven and losing one. Davenport West, Burlington, Newlon and Muscatine had the same scores and Cedar Rapids Regis, Muscatine and University High, Iowa City, had scores of 0-2. The 370 students from 38 high schools, discussed and debated it he question, "How can the security of the free world best be maintained?" during the two day conference. Jack Vipond received a superior rating in the individual dis-, cussion section and Bill Sigsbee and Bill Bourne received -ratings qf excellent in the same class. Dick Palmer is Algona debate coach. Missionary Here Rev. James Worgan, a missionary in the field of Mexico, will be -the speaker 'at First Baptist church. Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. The public is cordially invited. Bode Woman Crash Victim Near Ottosen Mrs Lyle Eastman, 41. Bode, was killed in an automobile accident 4'/z miles northeast of Bradgate, Mori- day afternoon. Seriously injured in the crash was her husband, 39, and Arnold Brodale, 31, of Ottosen. Brodale was the driver of the second vehicle involved. Brodale and Eastman are in the Lutheran hospital in Fort Dodge. The Ottosen men suffered a severe head injury, and Eastman has a fractured shoulder and chest injuries. The cars collided at the intersection of a county gravel road in northwest Humboldt county, only a few miles from the Brodale and Eastman homes. Farmers Elevator Meeting, S-City, 371 Present Swea City — The Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co., Swea City, held its annual stockholders meeting last week at the Swea City school. Tho WSCS served 371 members and business men at the turkey dinner. Orval Lindell, executive secretary for the Iowa Institute of Cooperations was guests speaker. Ervin Link t retired from the Board of Directors, and Kenneth Patterson was elected to replace him."' Warren Drones and George Harner were reelected to the board. Door prizes were won by Mrs Oscar Linde, Mrs William Gies, Bob Boyer, Walter Thompson, and Albert Anderson. Alvin Godfredson furnished organ music during the dinner. Seven From Area Attend Farmers Union Meeting Seven men from this area attended the Farmers Union Convention in Des Moines Thursday and Friday. They were Jim Coyne and Harold Wilhelmi, Bancroft, John Kain, Robert Loss, Clarence Metzger and Alfred Schenck, Algona, iand George Patterson, Burt. Mr Schenck was elected to the executive board of the organization and Mr Patterson was invited to be a member of the mid- west policy council. A paper written by Mr Patterson was presented at the meeting. Featured speaker at the convention was Ed Christensen, president of the Minnesota Farmers Union. District Court Jury Awards $5,139 Damages A verdict for the plaintiff was returned at 4:30 p.m. Monday after a jury heard lestimony for several days in a damage'case brought by Henry J. Hovick against William J. Leininger in district, court here. The jury awarded the plaintiff, Hovick," $5,139.94 damages. He had asked for $25,000. A two-car auto mishap May 17, 1958 on highway 18, 6 >/2 miles west of Algona, which involved autos driven by Arthur Hovick and Leininger, resulted in injuries for Henry Hovick, according to Ihe peli'tion. He asked about $1200 for medical expenses, hired help and to repair damage to his auto. Hovick charged Leininger with negligence on the highway, and sought the $25,000 for permanent injuries suffered in the mishap. In another case heard early Monday by Judge Fred M. Hudson, Robert L. Flaig, Lone Rock, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of OMVI and was lined $300 and costs. Flaig was arrested Saturday at Bancroft by Patrolman Bill Tordoff and waived preliminary hearing in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court. He was then bound over to district court. Appeal bond in the case was set at $500. A jury was to begin hearing another damage case today (Tuesday). John Grandgenett is plaintiff and Alphonse Erpelding, defendant, in the suit which resulted from a mishap. Garrigan High Xmas Musical Slated Sunday Garrigan high school's annual Christmas Cantata will be presented at 8 p.m. in the Garrigan auditorium Sunday, Dec. 18. The program will feature the high school mixed chorus and band. Traditional Christmas tableaus and a speaking chorus will add charm to the musical program. Members of the tableau casts and speaking chorus will be selected from the freshmen music classes. There will be no admission charge. The program is under the direction of Sister Mary Ricarda, PBVM, John Slerba and Kathleen Griffin. Frank Bauer Is Out Of Hospital Frank Bauer, 59, Bancroft farmer severely injured several weeks ago in a head-on collision between Armstrong and Swea City, was released Wednesday of last week from Holy Family hospital at Estherville. He will be confined to his bed at home for some time except for brief periods when he is permitted to get up as he has been doing at the hospital Britt Driver Is Charged After Two-Car Crash A Britt driver, John C. Tegtmeyer, 20, was charged with failing to yield the right-of-way following a two-car crash eight miles west of Algona at 12:45 a.m. Saturday. The mishap occurred on highway 18 and the other driver was Gary L. Anliker, 22, West Bend. Patrolman Bill Tordoff investigated and filed the charge. The Tegtmeyer auto was headed east and the Anliker auto was headed west at the time of the crash. According to the accident report, the Britt man's car went across the highway and hit the other vehicle. Both cars wound up in. the north ditch. It is probable Tegtmeyer fell asleep at the wheel of his auto, according to Tordorf. Damage was estimated al $1,000. Armstrong And Fenton Men Face E'Ville Charges Ringsted — John P. Fabris of Armstrong was released on $250 bond after a preliminary hearing in Mayor Sanders court at Estherville Wednesday on charges of operating n moior vehicle with suspended registration and driving while his license was under suspension. Fabns was arrested near Armstrong by Highway Patrolman W. F. Lewis. Gerald Wayne Cody, 37, Fenton, was charged with OMVI, third offense, and bond set at $1,000 in Mayor Sanders court Sunday morning. Cody was picked up Saturday night by Armstrong Marshal Harry Hansen on highway 9 a mile west of Armstrong. 56 Enroll As New Members In 4-H Clubs Fil'i.v six new members have enrolled in the Kossuth liovs' nro- urain for IflfiO, according to Roberl C. Johnson, county extension assor-ia!e. The Sener-a'c-lub under Hie leadership of Ray Bergum and Roger Jensen enrolled the largest number of members this year. Individuals ten years of age still wishing 1o become a 4-H member may do so by contacting their local leader or the Extension Oflice in Algona. 4-H clubs and new members enrolling in the program this year are as follows — Aggressive Lads — Daniel Crawford, Burdette C. Hoeppncr, Joan Miller, Richard Thomsen: Algona Club, Mike Bray: Burl Club. Patricia Lynch, Linda Lockwood. Dale Ulses; Eagle Club. Norman and Ronald Duer. William Lofstrom: Tommy Tokheim: Fenton club. Randall Bierle, Gene Hartman, Delon and Dennis Jentz: Garfielcl club, Rebecca Banwarl, Linda & Bonnie Gerber. Ronald and Allen StruIhers: Greenwood club, Darrell and Eugene Bormann, Kenneth and Michael Schraulh. Lolls Creek club, Bernard Hansen; LuVerne Club, LeRoy Hanson: Plum Creek club, Darwin Engelbarts. Gerald Miller, Robert Miller, David Ruhnke, Clint Young; Portland club, Francis Arend, Richard and Ronald Presthus; Prairie club, Dean and Dennis Widen, Richard Schullz; Ramsey club, Leon Schiltz; St. Joe club, Candice Erpelding, Marvin Kohlhaas. Randy Kollasch; Seneca club, Jack Geilenfeld, Mike Larson, Donald, Richard and Thomas Lynch and Dennis Tipple: Union club, Mike Hansen, Barbara Jergenson, Susan Moore, Tom Teeter; Whittemore club, Kenneth Fuchsen, Kevin O'Brien, John Winkel. 8 Drivers Pay Fines In J. P. Court This Week Eight motorists paid fines in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court this week following hearings. Dennis A. Johnson, Burl, and James P. Kline, Spencer, each paid $25 and costs, reckless driving, James E. Utt, Algona, $10 and costs, improper passing, Dennis Hansen, Algona, $10 and costs, speeding, Ruby Bendixson, Gilmore Cily, $8 and costs, night speeding, James Buscherfeld, Whittemore, $6 and costs, night speeding, Wm. Norland, Jr., Bancroft, $5 and costs, no valid registration, and Erwin H. Lehman, Eagle Grove, $5 and costs, truck speeding. ScheduleTcity Xmas Programs Swea City — The annual Swca City Community school Christmas program will be held on Monday evening. Dec. 19lh at 8 p.m. School will be dismissed for the holidays on Thursday the 22nd at 2:30 p.m and will resume on Tuesday Jan. 3rd. according to Supt. Ed Stewart. Christmas programs are also being planned in various churches of the community. The first program is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, Dec. 18th nt 2:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church. Immanuel Lutheran and First Baptist churches programs are planned for Dec. 22d in the respective churches. Free Movie, Dec. 15 There's a free movie on tap 1his coming Thursday, Dec. 15, for local youngsters, sponsored by cooperating Algona merchants. Each merchant has a window placard indicating that tickets may be obtained in that store. This was the scene that greeted Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst early Saturday morning when he was called to LuVerne to investigate a break-in at the high school. Shown above is the safe in the superintendent's office, which was punched by the thieves thai entered the building sometime Friday night. The thieves took a total of $310 from the safe and office drawers, plus many pieces of equipment from the office and manual training room. The break-in al LuVerne was the second at an area school within cighl days. Sentral high school was entered in much the same manner as the LuVerne school the night of Nov. 30 and cash and equipment stolen. (Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Pholo — UDM Engraving). At Halfway Mark, Fund Drive, Bancroft School About half of the funds required for construction of a new St. John's high school at Bancroft had been pledged this week, it was reported, as results of the contacts with parish families were compiled It has been estimated that about $400,000 would be required to construct and equip the proposed new St. John's school. About half that had been pledged, and some of It paid. If the financial goal is reached soon, construction could begin next spring. First sketches of the proposed school have been submitted for approval to Bishop Mueller, diocesan superintendent of schoohT, and to the State Department of Public Instruction,. The proposed building would be 178 by 68 feet, two stories high, with six home, rooms, home economics room, music 'room, library, cafeteria, typing, chemistry and physics rooms. Enrollment is currently at 159 in high school, with total enrollment at 559. Harold Clark is chairman of the fund raising committee, and other parish members taking part in the drive are John Vaske, Don (R. J.) Welp, A. C. Accurso, Anthony Schneider, Palmer Jensen, Don Schiltz, George Mogensen, George Kockler, William Kennedy, James Elsbecker, Phil Doocy, Delbert Ferguson, D. W. Murray, James Welp, Francis Menke, William Fuchs, Don Shil- linpton. Larry Nemmcrs, Fred Kadow, Albert Kollasch, Joe Kemna, P. J. Schiltz, H. V. Clark, Art Droes- s/er, Frank Droessler, Erwm Hcldorfcr, Joe Murray, Alfred Bormann, Joe Ford, A. A. Fangman, Leander Menke, Eugene Lampe, Don Degen, and Charles Quinn. 12 Page Tabloid With today's issue of The Algona Upper Des Moines is included the 12-page Farm and Home roto tabloid in color for December. The issue contains many interesting pre-Christmas suggestions,-including recipes and a Teenage Cookery department. Holiday Dance The first annual Holiday Dance will be held by Algona C. D. of A. at Garrigan high gymnasium Tuesday, Dec. 27. Local Stores To Open 7 Nights Algona stores will be open un- lil 9 p.m. two nights this week, Friday and Saturday, for Christmas shoppers. Next week, local stores will remain open every night from Monday through Friday, but will close at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24. Ledyard Plans "Homecoming" Ledyard — A "Homecoming Dance" will be held for Ledyard alumni and high school students after Ihe Whittemore game on December 16. The dance will take place in the assembly. There will also be other entertainment. The highlight or the night will be the crowning of, the queen. Candidates are Carol Ann Runk- smeier, Sandra Johnson, and Gloria Pingel. Attendants are Jeanette Richter, Junior: Carol Dontje, Sophomoie: and Marsha Orvick, Freshman. The dance will be sponsored by the Student Council. First Annual A. H, S. College Day Dec. 14 More than 35 colleges and schools will be represented at Algona High School's first College Day Dec. 14. Principal Elgin Allen and Kathryn Sorensen, guidance coordinator, have scheduled conferences for 78 seniors and 65 juniors Wednesday afternoon with admission counselors from midwestern schools x "inter- esled" in "interested" students. After three periods of selected looking, a browsing period will be provided to which parents are also invited. Algona guidance counselors are implementing a long-range plan for college, recommended by educational authorities throughout the nation. The realistic scholastic and financial approach to college for Johnny and Mary means four-year awareness by students, parents and faculty of the interpretation of requirements and opportunities in the frenzied ing. pursuit of more learn- Every provision is made by our local high school to present accurate profiles of Algona's I960 college candidates who promise to be a .'bu».iper crop." The success of Algona's graduates has long been noted by many higher institutions of learning. It is known that many of our "green- eyed" geographic neighbors are asking college instructors, "What factors contribute to the outstanding college success of Algona graduates?" (This reporter has first-hand knowledge that a college teacher gave as an assignment to his advanced class, the task of analyzing the components of this enviable record.) LuVerne Loses Cash, Variety Of Equipment the stvond time within day-;, break-in artists on;i Kiis.mith county high l and stole cash and a larye antitv of miscellaneous equip- nt. The latest theft occurred imc during the night Fri- D;;c. D. at LuVerne. Total lue of all items taken has not; en ascertained, but over $200 cash was stolen. The Iheft was discovered early Saturday morning by Robsri Bigings, school custodian, and Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was called immediately to investigate. Method of operation of the criminal or criminals was much the same as that of thieves who entered Sentral high school during the night of Nov. 30. Entrance to the building at Lu- Verne was gained through the east (front) door of the old portion of the structure. A pry bar was used and the thieves had little trouble getting the door open. Punch Open Safe From that door the thieves went through the building to the superintendents office where they again pried open the door. They punched the safe after knocking the dial off the front and took $310 cash from the safe and drawers in the room. Also stolen from the office were an electric typewriter, mimeograph and tape recorder. The ticket office adjoining the gym was next. The culprits took a' public address system from that room. From there the thieves went to the manual training room where they stole three electric drills, two electric sanders, a portable grinder, gun-type staple gun and staples, a small radio and a Moore sales ticket machine. According to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, "they are very neat workmen". Everything about the operation of the thieves seems to indicate they are professionals. Report Other Break-Ins There were break-ins reported the same night at Livermore and Gil more City and there has been a rash of school break-ins around the state for several weeks. The crew working in this area seems to know what they are doing, probably through constant practice. — At Sentral, theives got $95 cash from the school safe,, three typewriters, a microphone for an intercom system, two movie projectors and a briefcase owned by one of the teachers. Entrance was gained by prying open the east door of the building, near tho business and administrative offices. Sheriff Lindhorst has been investigating both cases extensively, hoping to turn up a clue that will aid in solving the break-ins. Car Rolls Three Times, 2 Unhurt Two Swea Cily young men were fortunate to receive only minor injuries wnen a new car driven by one of them, Lewis Lippold, 18, and owned by Kenneth Isaacson, swerved from the road, rolled over several times, and landed on its side in a field. Riding with Lippold was Ronald Stenzel, also of Swea City. The accident happened on highway 16 in Minnesota, two miles west of Jackson. Stenzel got a bump on the head and a bruised leg. Business, Second Quarter, Algona, Shows Nice Gain Algona, in the secon'd quarter of 1960 — April, May and June — did considerable more business than in the same period the preceding year, according to official figures from the Slate Tax Commission, based on sales tax records. Algona paid $5090 more sales tax for those three months in 1960 than was the case in 1961. Multiplying thai figure by 50 it indicates that Algona business firms did $254.500 more business during the 1960 quarter than in 1959. This may come as something of a surprise, but the figures are there. Here is how Algona compares with a few other neighboring cities of about the same size. First is city name, second population, third the second quarter tax returns for 1960, and fourth the figure of up or down compared with the, preceding year. ALGONA (5702) $67.153 — up $5090. : Iowa Falls (55(5) $71,776 _ up $296. Clear Lake (6158) $42,643 — down $3341. Humboldt (4031) $55,221 — up I3SI3. Webster City (8520) $79400 - down 19714.

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