The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 20, 1960 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 20, 1960
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X State Historical s<k»i*ty Iowa city, J Ia« By Russ Waller » * » While you're ChrisJmas shop- Ping, have you spent a moment "f two in front of some «f the Will windows decorated with Christmas themes? Worth doing We wonder how many miles the Chrlschilles Santa Glaus , has marie these past few years . . . and Graham's Store has a Christmas scene done professionally that is worth a pause ... we .admired the season's decorations at both Clarion and Hampton, last week, as we passed through their cities at night, then when we got back home the uniqueness, the "some- 'thing different" of Algona's civic decorations struck us all the more forcefully. * , * * A belated lip of Ihe hat to former Algona roach, Moco Mercer, on his selection as one of three former football players named to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame, at St. Petersburg, Fla. Now athletic director at Dubuque University, Moco won 17 letters tit Simpson College, and was a team mate of Everett Garbett of Algona, who. wasn't half bud himself. * * * Our banker friends from around the <area appeared on T-V last Saturday evening at a Mason City station, and we only hope the gentlemen had a chance to see for themselves just how they looked on receiving sets. They seemed to be enjoying themselves even if they were giving away $800. * * * State Highway Patrol man Charles Bird of Algona attended a district patrol Christmas party at Humbold't, last week, and was presented with a special trophy for being "the world's greatest husband.' 1 "There may be wives who will dispute the award to Patrolman Bird as being "greatest", but we doubt it. Anyway, it seems that Charles won/ the award because he stayed home and worked while his wife took a trip to California. He saveii all year for her trip, then took care of four youngsters while she was away. Sounds 'to us like he deserved the award, too. Only hope it doesn't give any other 'wives wrong ideas of the duties of a husband. * * * Well, the other morning we read in Iowa's Gift to Journalism , ilhat a fellow from Texas was about ito be named Secretary of Agriculture. But by that afternoon the appointment went to ithe Governor of Minnesota. Who reads the. crystal ball down there in Des Moines? » * * Well, it's official. Jack Kennedy is president-elect. Last we heard he'carried Illinois despite all the controversy about the Chicago vote, and was 55 voles ahead in Hawaii which had been listed in •the Nixon column. Never did see •the final on the 50th state. * * * Who says there isn't a Santa Glaus? Seventy five million burns up in an attempt to orbit the moon, then another 75 million goes up in smoke aboard the USS Constellation. But what's a mere 150 million among taxpayers.? * * * It hasn't been mentioned, until now, but Max Hittgers, the Ledyard teacher who fired the ingenuity of his pupils to the exten$ that they conducted an experiment to launch balloons for the study of cosmic rays, is 'a 1956 graduate of Boys Town high school. He went to Boys Town from Madison, S. D. in 1953. After graduation there, he enrolled at Augustama College, Sioux Falls, where he was an outstanding football player, and received his degree last spring. Six of the 20 Ledyard seniors are taking his physics course and all six took part in the recent, experiments, which took more than 2 months preparation. The Naval Research center at the University of Minnesota assisted. * * ' * The .Upper Des Moinet is completing its 13th year of the Christmas "Adopt-A-Family' 1 idea. It originated 13 years ago when School Nurse Antoinette Bonnstetter remarked that many families needed a lift at Christmas. They got it, and have for the past 13 years. Miss Bonnstetter, who has since retired from her school duties, continues to take a keen interest in the project. Mrs. Marvel Immerfall ait the Kossuth County Relief Office, and Beulah Richardson, present school nurse, are carrying on in cooperation with this newspaper. * * * famous Last Rhyme: "Thirty days hath Septemb«r. April, June and November; When December doth arrive, Kids can't count past "25." ESTABLISHED 1863 MM . Nov. 1. . « AJfOM. under Act of Confrew of March 3, 187». AI.GONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1960 3 SECTIONS - 22 PAGES VOL. 97 - NO. 51 Snow,SnappyCold,UsherslnXmas €^€-"C^^^^ a .i >A ,i >.,. -». A -», A •.>»!• •>.»• -..V >-,VM-.V •-.V'.Vi •'•iti V,-; -'t?' Grcetin FROM THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. PERSONNEL AND A HOST OF AREA FIRMS WITH PERSONAL MESSAGES TO BE FOUND IN THIS ANNUAL "CHRISTMAS EDITION". BUSINESS Rites Held For Rome Robison Of Irvington Funeral services for Rome Robison, 84, well,-known Irvinglon retired farmer, were held Monday afternoon ill the Irvington Presbyterian church. Rev. Myron Brower officiated and burial was in the Irvington cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Six grandsons served as pallbearers. Mr 'Robison died Friday at the home of his son, Vcrnon, at Dakota City. He had been in failing health, for several months and had been hospitalized at Fort Dodge prior 10 going to Dakota City. He was born June 18, 1877, at Algona to early Kossuth pioneers, Brinton and AHda Smith Robison and was a life-long resident, of the area. On Dec. 8, 1895, he was married to Martha (Mattie) Johnson at Algona and the couple farmed for many years in the Irvington area. Mr Robison was the first to originate the Kossuth Reliance, a typo of seed corn, and won many trophies for it. His hobby was cartooning and He displayed much originality in his drawings. He was a long-time member of the Presbyterian s church. Besides his wife, Mr Robison is survived by daughters, Mrs Harry Sabin, Algona, Mrs Dan Schultz, Des Moines, Mrs Percy Phillip, Fort Bragg, Calif.; three sons, Vernon of Dakota City, August of Swea City, and Don, Lu- Verne; 21 grandchildren'and 39 great grandchildren. Have Freckles? You Can Win Family Movie Passes If you have freckles, you are in luck I Two family passes to the Algona Theatre will be given away. Saturday afternoon, Dec. 24, at the afternoon matinee in a 'Freckles Contest" being sponsored by the theatre and the Algona Upper Des Moines. The judging will be at 2 p.m. Anyone in the 22 New Cars Make Up Nice Xmas Present Twenty-one new vehicles were registered here last week, as follows: Fords — Morris Quam, Swea City;' Kathryn Larson, j Hurt; Kenneth Beisch, Whittemore; Helen J. Comfort, Algona; Floyd L, Brekke, Armstrong; Robert F. Perry, Algona: Paul M. Snyder, Swea City; William L. Dorsey, Bancroft; Jerry C. Hupp, Swea City; and Frank Rotterman, Elmore, Chevrolet! — Kenneth E. Farrell, Whittemore; Harlev E. Hansen, Algona; Wesley A. Hardy, Alffona; and William E. Wiemer, Le-dvard, Pontiac — Oliver Lee, Ottosen; Melvin Rusch, Ledyard. Dodo* — JqhnJVl Munch. Fenton; Edwin Hanselman, LuVerne: Paul E. Inman, Bancroft. Buiek — Edward H. Temple, WPS». Bend. Oldsmobile — Dnu's Garage*, Algonn, Hassle Over Undercover Agent's Work A state administrative hassle over the question of whether or n ot a former convict or convicts should be hired for undercover work by the State of Iowa in efforts to halt the narcotic traffic, involved Kossuth county's state representative,, Casey Loss. A Des Moines Register writer, George Mills, reports that Governor-elect Norman Erbe was told about the secret agent by Representative Loss, of Algona, and that Loss was "pretty exercised" over the situation. Mr. Loss was in Des Moines, Monday and Tuesday, and could not be reached for personal comment. He is a former Kossuth county sheriff. State Public' Safety Director Donald Station called the disclosure "an irresponsible betrayal of good law enforcement for the sake of political expediency.' 1 Station is a Democratic appointee of retiring Gov. Herschel Loveless. Governor-elect Erbe is a Republican. Representative Loss is Q Democrat. Sia'tton said that the undercover . man was' working with Federal narcotics agents in an effort to stop wholesaling of narcotics in Iowa. He said the ex- convict had worked about three months and had received less than $500 for the job. He is no longer working for the state, Statton added. Christmas Party The Lotts Creek Leaders held their Dec. 14 meeting and Christmas party in the Lotts Creek school. Baby beef calves will be weighed in Dec. ~ 29, A Dad's Night was planned for the Jan. meeting. Entertainment consisted of a movie shown by Bob Johnson, several games, an exchange of gifts and lunch. Brother Of Burt Man Killed In Auto Collision Burt — Mr and Mrs Fred Davis received word Dec. 10 that his brother, Edward Davis, St. James, Minn, had been killed early that morning in a head-on auto collison north of St. James and that his wife was in critical bcondition in a St. James hospital. Mr and Mrs Davis attended last rites for Mr Davis in St. James on Monday. Intoxication Fines Two Fenton men" were fined $25 and costs eacn in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court here this week following preliminary hearings on charges of intoxication. They were Arnold Krause, Jr. and Herman Geilenfeld. The mayor suspended $15 of the Krause fine. Others fined during the week were Alfred Opheim, Sexton, $10, and Rudolph Pemper, St. Paul, $10, speeding; Julius Skow, Emmetsburg, $6, illegal U-turn; and John Spencer, Jr., Algona, $5, stop sign. Court costs were also paid. theatre is eligible to compete. Of course, it is best to have freckles lo win. There will be a grand prize for the youngiier, boy or girl, having the MOST freak- les, and another grand prize for the boy or girl with the most COLOHr'UL or UNUSUAL freckles. Judging will take place on the theatre stage. Another "treat of the week" in store for young moviegoers is offered by the Gamble Store. They are sponsoring a -free movie on Friday afternoon, starting at 1 p.m. at the Algona Theatre, Dec. 23. A western feature and six color cartoons are on tap. Tickets may be obtained simply by asking lor them at Gambles. Special Services Sunday, Dec. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist church, a special Christmas service will be conducted, including v Christmas carols, special music and a religious film, "The Greatest Gift." The public is cordially invited. One License Issued One wedding license was issued by County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. It went to Dale Bell and Donna Ostwald, both of Whitemore, Dec. 15. L. R. Daniels, Lifelong Burt Resident, Dies Burt — Leonard R. Daniels. 77, life-long resident of Burt, died at 3 p.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs Clifford Holding, here. He had been ailing for several years and was hospitalized two weeks ago suffering from flu. Funeral services will be hdld at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Methodist church at Burt, with Rev. Fred Samek officiating. Burial will be at Burt. Leonard Ralph Daniels was born in Portland township July 4, 1883 and educated in rural schools in that area. He farmed Until 1922 when lie moved to town and was employed at a shoe, and harness shop. His parents were Beona Vincent Daniels and Hattie Phelps Daniels. Mr Daniels is survived by his wife, Pearl, a daughter, Arle'ne (Mrs Joe Beit/-.), Ikiyck, Minn.; three step-daughters, Mayme (Mrs George Gilbertson), Ventura, Marjorie (Mrs Elma Kic- nit.z), Richmond, ivlo., and Georgia (Mrs Clifford Holding), Burt; a step-son, Edwin. Allen, McLouth. Kansas: lu grandchildren; and 17 great-children. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Ralph; a brother, Lee; and sisier, Bertha. Friends may call at the Garry Funeral Homo. Bancroft, after 3 p.m. Tuesday and at the church after [) a.m. Wednesday preceding the funeral. Family services have been sot. for 9:30'a.m Wecl- ncsdjiy. Pallbearers will be IT. E. Rac- hut, Sr.. Roy Anderson, Fred Howard, William Madsen. Jr., Merle Schwietert and Ed Larson. Man Returned From California To Face Charge Arthur L. Cryan of Los Angeles, Calif, was returned to Algona late Sunday night to face false check charges. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood drove to the coast to pick up Cryan after extradition was completed. Cryan has been charged as a result of a $25 check, which he passed at Sjogren's Grocery here Jan. 25, I960. The petition states he passed -the worthless check with intent, to defraud and the case will be hard later in district court. Deputy Sheriff Wood picked Cryan up at San Bernardino, Calif, where the latter was being held. One case was filed in district court. Keith Jensen is plaintiff and William Goodnight, defendant, in an account matter. The plaintiff claims the defendant charged $149.61 in groceries from May 18 to July 14, 1960. The plaintiff demands judgment. All Families 'Adopted'; 555 Cash Donated With a cash donation of $50 from a local woman who prefers to remain anonymous, and a cash donation of $5 from the Fun-and- Do Club of Whittemore, all of the 40 families on the "Adopt-A- 'Family-for-Chrislmas" list have been taken care of for this Christmas season. The cash donations will be sufficient to take tare, of the only two families not previously adopted. There were five families left last week; three of them were adoptd by organizations. Distribution of the Chrismas baskets will be made by the individual groups, where they so desire, or by supervisors of the area in which Ihe^familjes live where it is the desire of the adopter that this be done. The $90 donated by the local International Association of Machinists will be spread over five fafnilies for • Christmas, and handled by the Kossuth Relief Office and supervsors. Many, many thanks to all the individuals and organizations who are taking part, and especially to the kndly woman who donated $50 anonymously —her Christmas, we know, will be a happier one indeed. OMVI Charge Follows Crash An Algona man, John O. Byrne, 33, was charged with OMVI after his auto crashed into the southwest corner of the Algona Implement building on Commercial street here at 3 a.m. Friday. Ho waived preliminary hearing in Justice C. 11. Ostwinklu's court and was bound over to district court. The above photo shows the accident scene. The auto hit the wall ut an estimated GO miles per hour, cracking a portion of the vail. Damage to the auto, which bounced buck only a couple of feet after striking the structure, svas total, while damage to the building was estimated at $214.50. Policeman Pete JorgtMison investigated the crash. Byrne was headed northeast on Diagonal street jilst before the mishap. He either lost control of the vehicle or turned into u rlriveway leading past the west side of the building, then swerved and hit the building. Byrne was taken to St. Ann hospital where it look 14 stitches to close a cut near his right eye, suffered when his ,head hit the windshield of the vehicle, lie also .suttered bruises. He was treated ind released and placed in jail. (UI)M FMashfolo-Engraving) First Fall Up To 4 Inches Thru County A gentle snow storm moved into the miclweSt Monday, and before it went nn its way deposited from t Vz to four inches nf SIKH-.- in this area — guaranteeing a While Christmas. It was the first appreciable deposit of snow here this winter as two earlier flurries failed to develop into storms. The snow, which according to weather prognosticators was the result of a low pressure storm center that moved into northern Missouri, was supposed to continue throughout Tuesday, but failed to do so. One prediction of the forecasters did prove out. though, as colder temperature readings moved in behind the little blizzard. The mercury dipped to zero in this area early Tuesday morning and frigid readings are predicted for the next couple o( days. City, state and county snow plows sprung into action and bo gan blearing streets, roads and highways Monday. Sanding of hills and areas surrounding stop signs aided in preventing any mishaps in this area. City plows were on duty again early this morning (Tuesday) completing the job of "snow removal. A road condition report, received by Sheriff Kaiph Lindhorst from state police radio, stated that all roads in this area are near normal, with the exception of some packed snow in protected areas. The report also indicated this area was luckier •than some parts ot the state. For, instance, snow fucked highways prevailed in district 11 around Iowa City. Snow measured up to five inches in some areas of Iqwa. The official measurement at the weather station here was 1 Vz inches, but four inches were reported elsewhere in the county. Road officials stated Tuesday moi-ning that high winds could still cause poor road conditions by creating drifts before the snow settles. Prior to the little storm, weather conditions here were nearly perfect, with plenty of sunshine and dry road conditions. The high temperature reading for the period was 47 degrees Dec. 14. Here are the week's radings: High Dec. 14 47 Dec. 15 Dec. 16 Dec. 17 Dec. 13 Dec. 19 Dec. 20 33 28 31 29 25 Low 20 24 6 11 10 5 0 Barring any further complications, which could result if a blizzard moved in before Sunday, the weather Christmas Da'y should be perfect and on the brisk side. P.O. Closed On Two Mondays The Algona Post Office will be closed all day Dec. 25, Christmas Day and also all day Dec, 2(5, Monday. The lobby will be open, all day both days. Then.- will bo no deliveries of mail on both days except only special delivery, perishable and lat«.' arriving Christmas packages will bo delivered on both these days. All iycoming and outgoing mail will be handled as usual. Last Issue On Tuesday, Dec. 27 Altention, correspondents! The final Tuesday issue of the Upper Des Moines will be published next week, Tuesday, Dec. 27. Correspondents are requested to have whatever copy possible in our office by Friday, or not later than Saturday morning. Late items of importance may be phoned in the morning of Tuesday, Pec, 27. The first week in January, the Upper Des Moines will be published on Thursday, Jan. 5, and will continue on Thursday for tht balance of \ the year. Algona Stores Are Open Each Night Through Friday

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