The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 27, 1960 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 27, 1960
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State Historical Society Iowa Olty, J Ia« $ By Russ Waller * * * Our newly organized Junior 'Chamber of Commerce, which plans its installation of officers this month for the new unit might take a tip from a recently cor.duelei! by the Cortex, Colo. Junior Chamber. They i'sked each member to sign up two new members. The reponse was excellent. Those who failed t<> s:;{n up two new members lucid tin.' penaby of having to keep ;:nd board a goal for two weeks! * * « "The lure of trading stamps is .'in evil", the Wyoming 5'jupromc Court, has rulec., in upholding a state law that bans the stamps. The court said the stamps were being tired to force -small businesses into bankruptcy. Hut the issue is being appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Whatever its decision it will have a sharp impact on U.S. merchandising. * * * One of the Pre-Christmas papers to reach our o'ffice was the Bryant School Chronicle, all 1H pages of it. (la.;l p-i«e blank). A very neat job, v;ilh especially seasonal writing, anu some really humorous c,u loons, most of them having a little fun with T-V commercials. One cartoon depicts a new cigarette. It has \f.\ inch recess, 1 inch of all-tobacco filter, 1 inch of carbon filter, and one-sixteenth of an inch of tobacco. Comments Don Ricdingcr, the artist: "the smoke isn't long, but what you get is real tasty." Another artist, unsigned, advertised the soap "Mummy". It is a barsh alkan, and slightly hard on the hands, but if you wear lead gloves, use lead dishes, and wash in a lead dish -pan you'll have'no. trouble, . '< . And one signed "Steven" depicts a new htrir tonic: "Don't get. (hat plastered uown look V-(i, the hairless tonic, -solves everything, and its better to have no hair than to be a plastered down man." There is a serious side of comment, also, inducing one on the Cuban situation uy Roger Johnson. The content of the paper indicates that Spanish in the Gth grade has introduced the students to life and living among our southern, Spanish-speaking neighbors. * » * Speaking of Spanish, Theo Chrisehilles is getting ready to once again embark on a vacation in Mexico, a trip that has become an annual event with him. Made the I rip enough times now so that the hotel managers pronounce his name correctly, and 1he bell boys know exactly how many centavos (or pesos) they will get tipped. » * « With 1961 almost with us, what will the New Year bring? *For President-elect John Kennedy, a host of problems but a new, young outlook for, the nation on the vital matter of world and domestic affairs. *For the State of Iowa, also a new administration, one already beset with a host of suggestions on how to reduce the present state financial surplus. Tor the rest of us, the arriva' of all those nice, new blanks from the government printing offices. * * * . We noted with interest three sideline coaches at a recent basketball game, each operating on a different system. One kept telling the coach how he should be doiiu: it, the second screamed at the officials, the third screamed at the players. * * « One of our exchanges tolls of a veterinarian who was asked by a customer what to do with his horse. Seems the horse sometimes walked normal and nt other times with a decided limp. The vet had a solution: "The next time he walks normal, sell him." Any connection with the above storv and the fact that Dr. M. I. Lichter of Burt is announcing hi" retirement from the practice of veterinary medicine is purely coincidental. * V » We sincerely hone that ouv local store personnel rested well over the Christmas weekend — in preparation for the inevitable rush of trade-ins of wrong sixes for right siv.fs on Tuesday. Wfje ESTABLISHED 1863 v« 6« cl *? m ! tt f r /* th * Portofflct at Alfon*. Nov. 1, 1931. under Act of Confreis of Mtrch 3. 187». ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1960 2 SECTIONS - 14 PAGES VOL. 97 - NO. 52 Area Highlights Of 1960 In Photos Famous Last Line — This New Year's eve I'm going to at 10:30, fil «?*!!£ T-?' i " cludi " g unde f takers , ?? d hel P«s. a-e shown as they carried the body of Frank Deim. Rock Mr r&, fmmtl , e wreckage of h,s auto and a truck which collided a half-mile south of Lone Kock. Mi. Deims death was the first on »Kossuth county's roads during 1960 I he truck, owned by the Golden Sun Milling Co., was driven by Jerrv Kaltved 22 of Estherville ^^T?^^^-^™™ headed so » lh - tumi »g ea^t on the FenC- had •stopped at a stop sign at an interaction. The car and truck were carried "™ ^ P°"* <>< ""Pact «* both ve- ,,i A W0re , t ° ken OU J ?, £ a third flood window (above ladder on porch roof) and the ™£h W , n nn s , taii r ay at the east end of the building. Much of the charred poithm of porch can also be seen m the pho',o. , The photo below shows firemen removing another body. "» ire, perhaps the worst in Ailgona's history due to the fact four men lost their live-; WJK? :1 rapidly by firemen, but not before smo.te had suffocated the victims. The ruin of the frame Swea City's Trojans, one of the better teams in the entire area. went througn an undefeated football season in I960. „,. In | he f iVi"' t< r o Y;-, left c. to right ' are Bil1 Hubbard, Glendon Peterson , Jim Elliott Mike Stewart, Jack Hinricksen, Larry Cockier, Joni Diaz Rick Seylar, Gary Waterbury, Bob Boland, Richard Mather and John Boland. n , In j b " ck ' left to right, Assistant Coach Marlin Johnson, Coach boo i-tahn Gai-y Dixon, Bob Simonsmeier, Rosier Conwav Doue Cummins Dave Rippentrop, John Weber, Larry Clausen, Gary Sny-'l li n iff a \ ei '' Gi "' y Larson ' Assislanl Coach Bruce Ivorson and JASON ETHERINGTON, Algona high school, earned a state crown in wrestling at Cedar Falls in the 133 Ib. division championship. He was a senior, and ha.s since graduated. However, he left tin- current team with some-thing to shoot at, and the 1960-61 squad is giving a fine account of itself. These photos, snapped minuUt after two Titonka brother, Fal kert Sleeker, 37, and Henry Stacker, 46, were killed in a two-car crash three miles east of Algona on highway 18, show officers and ambulance operators as they investigate the scene and prepare to removt b«xUe§ of tUie men Irom the The blanket-covered body of one of the men is shown at the lower left -an the phoAo above. The Steckers were killed when their auto was struck from the rear. The Titonka men were on their way home from Algona at the time ol the <U-»gedy, They were the fifth and sixth highway fatalities Corn Loan Money Continues To Flow No official figures had been compiled as to the total government loans on Kossuth county's 1960 corn crop thus far made, but the figure was expected to jneet or pass the half million The hltle miss shown above in the arms of her mother, Mrs 1 , 1 ' 1 '!, Cli ; uham > Titonka, was the first baby born in this aruu in . Ine baby, named Gloria Jean, was born at St, Aim liospitul, Gloria Jean weighed in at seven pounds, 13'a ounces and was more than 2U inches in length. Mr. Graham, who formerly fanned in the Titonka vicinity ia now employed at Hamilton Hatchery there. Grandparents of the baby arc Mrs. Nellie Farrow and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Graham, all of Titonka. Mrs. Donald Graham is the lormcr Amy Farrow. • dollar mark this week. Virgil ?' a ^ *£ *' 7«" pr Rohlf, local ASC office manager, "1"",°^ fe sted tho was attending an official meet- ™ n £" ™ f 5 J Y° PS *"* . a > . cd mo^t sealing. Loans are being ing toaay. processed an rapidly as The figure is well above that at the county ofi'Jce here.

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