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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 2, 1961
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By Huss Walter' * '*•>•* One local citizen has decided that maybe.he is letting his mail go unopened too long a spell at a time .. ? the other day he decided to go •through some that had piled up and found to his surprise a copy of "Liberty" magazine , . . if he keeps on digging he might find a Literary Digest, too. « ' v * • • When Ihe annual meeiing ot th Iowa State Angus Ass'n is held in DCS Moines, Feb. 6-7-8, it will have an unusual trio in attendance Berl Priebe of Al- gpna is on the state board of directors of the association. His wife, Madeline, is secretary-treasurer of the Auxiliary group.. His son, Gary, 17, is on the .board of directors of the Junior Angus Ass'n. Not often do father, mother and son all have official functions at an association .meeting. ':••'•'" * . " MAIL BAG: From Mrs Lewis Merkle, Livermore, a renewal for THREE YEARS to the Uppcr<>pes Moines. From , Jim Murtagh, , Tucson, Ariz., a renewal'and a little note on the state of affairs in Arizona. « * * ; This issue contains an obituary for Mrs John Byson who died recently in San Diego. She was preceded in death a few years back by her husband, who, according to our information, was the man giving -Ding Darling his concept of the typical Iowa farmer, caried for years in syndicated drawings by that famous cartoonist. Before moving west the Byson lived on the farm just east of Algona on highway 18 at the junction of the Plum Creek road. »'.. » • ''•"•• Evidently we were not the only one : who questioned the comment of* George Mills in the Register Jhat FpR A had "opDpsed'' v . .passage ^M^f^'fr'SUn? day's Regisferha'd.-several editor rial letters on the subject, including one from a banker who was at a meeting in which the original act was presented. Mr Mills found it necessary to devote two columns of space to defending his views, unsuccessfully in our opinion. * ••- *• * . The 10 greatest people of our, time? We received one. list after last week's suggestion,^"- which listed the following names: Albert Schweitzer Tom Dooley Eleanor Roosevelt John F. Kennedy Adlai Stevenson Helen Keller •Marian Anderson Winr.ton Churchill Pope Pius XII Albert Einstein Three of the 10 are deceased, and the alternate names of J, B. Phillips, Billy Graham and Dr. Jonas Salk were added in case we wanted only those now living. * • * * Another reader suggested we ask for lists of the "10 worst people" of our times. Maybe that would be easier! * * * Local basketball fevflr is building up to the eventual meeting between the teams from Garrigan and Algona high. Last Saturday evening a group of Garrigan boys watched the high school play Webster City. When the public school song .was played, they also stood up — a nice gesture. The forthcoming contest will be hard-fought, but on a sportsmanlike plane. Whichever team wins, the followers of the other will be backing it for future state tourney victories. * » ' » Memo }o all basketball fans— Win, Lose or Draw No Booing is our law; Accept the referee's decision It may be you who has poor vision, *- * » It is a bit surprising to find that some think the cost of all the inauguration activities are paid for from tax money or general funds. The only part of the inauguration assessable to public funds is the actual inauguration ceremony and parade and requirements of protocol. Such thines as various balls, etc. are underwritten by the price of admission. For example, the Fort Dodge Lenders who took part in the parade were sent to Washington with funds subscribed by Fort Dodi?e. It's no different than it has been for many years. » » » Famou» Last Line — Only second-class people can make eUy o» nation. Dept. 6f History and Des MQinee 19, Iowa ESTABLISHED 1863 u ttee&4 tbut Mttta* tt thV poitatflc« *t iow«, Nov. l, mi. nSfltt Act <rt <Joft«r«« 6f Mwoh l, 18W. Burt Couple Wed 40 Years ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1961 l t~*HHm*b<n-.** 2 SECTIONS - 15 PAGES VOL 98 - NO. S Buri — The children of Mr. and Mrs. Walter ; ?H. Steward ol Burt are holding open house:in honor of their parents' 40th anniversary at the Methodist church, Burt, Feb. 5, from 2 to 5 p.m. Friends and relatives are cordially invited. The couple were married in Barney, No. Dak. Feb. 6, 1921' at the bride's parental home. Mrs. Steward is the fbrmer Helen Gramenz of Barney, N. D. . - . :.!... s i ! *i»iWjJM| The couple have spent the entire 40 years in Burt,' where Mr. Steward has been marshal and street maintanence man for the past 37 years. In December, I960, Mr. Steward resigned from the street work but is still the marshal. The couple, have reared nine children and one grandson. The'have 14 grandchildren. (Isaacson Photo-UDM Engraving) Martha Robison " * " Held; Irvington Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Robison, 84, well-known Irvington area woman, were held Saturday afternoon in the Presbyterian church at Irvington. Rev. M. H. Brpwer of Algeria officiated and burial followed at Laurel Hill cemetery, Irvington. Six grandsons served as pallbearers. Mrs. Robison, who resided in the Irvington- neighborhood for the past 7b years, died Thursday, Jan. 26, at St. Ann hospital. Born at Greenleaf, Kans., June 6, 1876, Martha Mae Johnson was the daughter of August and Christina Johnson. She moved to the Irvington area with her family at the age of nine and was married to Rome Robison Dec. 8, 1895. The couple passed its 65th wedding anniversary just eight days before the death of Mr. Robison Dec. 16, 1960. Mrs. Robison was a long-time member of the Presbyterian church at Irvington. Seven children, including Hazel (Mrs. Harry Sabin), rurai Algona; Donald, LuVerne; August, Swea City; Mrs. Dorothy Schultz, Des Moines; Vivian (Mrs. Percy Phelp) Fort Bragg, Calif.; Florence (Mrs. Harold Curran), Britt; and Vernon, Dakota City; two sisters, Mrs. Cornelius Larson, Algona, and Mrs. Minnie, Winkie, Davenport; Two brothers, George Johnson, Algpna, and William Johnson, Hitterdal, Minn.; 21 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren survive. New Star Route Through Ledyard Postmaster,Mrs J, J, McDonald laid today there will be a new star mail route through/ Ledyard starting Feb. 1. This will be on a temporary basts which if proved satisfactory will be continued. The Star route formerly left Mankato going through Lakota then to Ledyard. It will stop at, Elmore. Robert Asmus, the new star route driver will pick up the mail at 8 a.m. at Elmore and will arrive at Ledyard at 8:15'a.m. then go on to Lakota • arriving there at 8:45 a.m. The return trip will leave Lakota at 4:15 p.m., arrive at Ledyard at 4:30 p.m. and reach Elmore at 5 p.m. This will be a six- day schedule. No change will be made in the schedule of the Highway postof- fice which leaves Ledyard at 7:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Bryant Students Present Musical Next Wednesday The fourth, fifth and sixth grades of Bryant school are presenting a three-act Mexican Operetta, 'Loco Burrito," (Crazy Little Donkey), Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. in the Bryant gym. The operetta tells the story of a Mexican Fiesta and includes solos, special numbers and dancers from the three grade choruses. The principal characters are from the sixth grades: Steve Waller, Dianne Reefer, Dennis Georg, Roger Menneke, Tom Kain, Larry Munger, Jean Sigsbee, Bettie Ried.el, Sheri Baker, Roger Johnson and David Ruhnke. The operetta is under the direction of Mrs Lilliace Sefrit, assisted by W. A. McBride, principal, Mrs Helen Qdgaard, Mrs Goldie Erickson and Mrs Katherine Hoenk. The sets were designed and made by Mrs Marjory McBride, assisted by students, Elect 7 New Directors For United Fund Seven new directors for three- year terms were elected at the annual meeting of. the United Fund of Algona, Thursday evening, Jan. 20. They are Dr Carol Plott, Mrs Don Potter, Wes Bartlett, Ted Herbst, E. H. Hutchins, Jim Kolp and Phil Diamond, Holdover directors are Mrs Nat Bangs, Anne Clark, John Claude,' Perry Collins, Barbara Haggard, Don Hemmingsen, Mrs John Hopkins, Russ Buchanan, Gene Murtagh, L. A. Winkel, Gordon Hall, Mrs Vic Parsons, Mrs Craig Smith and Mrs Marc Moore. Budget for the 1960 campaign was $15,015. The treasurer's report shows cash balance of $13,310.41 available to meet the 1961 allocations and- unpaid pledges of $3,000. A meeting of the new board is planned soon to elect officers for the coming year from the directors. Injury Damage ; Case Settled; Another Slated , A ' district count jury , w& drawn here Tuesday, .th6n \v6urra up with nothing to do as'fhe*'<jas% they were selected 'to hear^'.rf B'flrn-' age suit with Richard, :Ristau, plaintiff, and Helena DoddS, administrator of the estate 0f;-Wal- ter Weisbrod, defefidan-t, v^Mset; tied ; out of court. The* a|i|tj'utH of settlement was not'annbuftced^ Ristau 'had '.asked a total of $16,877 for personal damages/ hter. diejal bills, loss of wages an.d car damage as a 'result' of a' tv^p-cir. mishap riear Whittemore in fthidh Mr. Weisbrod was killed. 'The plaintiff's petition stated.. Mi?. Weisbrod failed to stop for a, stpp sign' at a highway intersection. Prospective Jurors 'reported again at 10 a.m. Wednesday and the court began to select 12 who are slated to /hear another .damage case - Sandra GiocoiWarrzi, plaintiff, vs.^Jbe Schuster, et aj, defendant. ..'•' : i v Miss Kiocomarra, now married, asks a' total-of $50,000 damages as a result of injuries she allegedly received when she fell from an auto driven by Joe 'Schuster, Aug. 3, 1958. Th incident occurred on a blacktop road east of .West Bend. The plaintiff changes ,negligence and, seeks damages' for severe and permanent injuries claimed suffered in the fall from the auto. A plea of guilty to a, charge of aiding in concealing stolen property was entered before ..Judge Hand by Carlton K. Kittelson, Des Moines; Monday in district court and he was sentenced to five years in the state 'reformatory at Anamosa. The judge then 'granted a bench parole for, two years. Kittelson admitted he was one of the burglars who enttered the Algona Implement Co.' here in 1960 and stole a' tool' chest owned by an employee 'of -.the firm, "Jim Baker. • '.,\ Another guilty plea was heard by Judge Hand during the wjjek. , Bakkenr r^Ugoaafijaaid.' $30 " to a charge of OMVI. He was arrested following a mishap here Jan. 13 and had been bound over to district qourt. • Another county resident, Harlan G. Marlow, Lone Rock, /v.'as bound over to district court by Mayor C. C. Shierk after he was charged with OMVI following his arrest Jan. 27 ait Bancroft by highway Patrolman Bill Tordoff of A'lgona. < ————— $10,000 Damgae In Farm Fire Early Saturday Damage 'estimated at more than $10,000, which fortunatelly was covered by insurance,' resulted when fire swept through an unoccupied tenant house and pump house at Brown's dairy farm southeast of CaU State Park near Algona early Saturday morning. The blaze was discovered by Mrs, Harlam Haas, wife of a tenant on the same farm, about 1 a.m. The fire was discovered when Mrs. Haas peered out a bedroom window after she suddenly awakened. According to Fire Chfef Ira Kohl, it is probable the fire got its start from faulty wiring in the pump house. Mr. Haas had to rush to a nearby building to report the blaze, due to the fact the fire had knocked out telephone lines before-its discovery. The blaze leaped to the nearby empty tenant house, which was nearly gutted. Firemen, who arrived shortly after 1:15 a.m., remained on the scene until 4 a.m. They prevented • the spread of fire to other buildings on the place. Besides severe damage to the pump house and tenant house, milk supplies, wiring and the water system were put out of commission. Owner of the farm is Mrs. Loren Brown of Algona. Woman Injured A Whittemore woman, Mrs Clem Kollasch, apparently escaped serious injury when she fell off the bleachers and stage a v Garrigan high school here Thursday night, Jan- 26, during the finrfls of the eastern division of the Sioux City Diocesan Basket' ball Tournament, She was rushed to St. Ann hospital where treair ment for bad bruises and shock continued this week. It is probable that she was inadvertantly pushed off the stage ' 16 County Rural Town ation Decline Mrs. J. P. Byson, Ex-Algonan, Dies In Calif. •Mrs Carri^ Byson, 81,, of ' Diego, California, passed a"way Thursday, ,-Jan. - 19 1961 at the Villa View Hoshltal :after, a lingering illne"ss. Mrs Byson was born in Denma'rk, Jyly 24, 1879. Mr and 'Mrs Byson lived in and around' ;A1gona for many years. They moved to San Diego 17 years ago. ' where they . lived among their children the last years of their lives. Mr Byson preceded her in death- in February of last year. Mrs Byson is survived by , her only brother, L. P. Larson of Stanwood, Washington, one daughter, Mrs Seeman of La Mesa, Calif., four sons,' Fred of San Diego, Earl of Glendale and Anthony and Clifford of La Mesa, thirteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Services were: held in San Diego, Monday, .Tan. 23 1961, in the Greenwood , Chapel, where she was entombed alongside her husband in Greenwood • Mausoleum. Rev. A. Milmirie officiated. Complete Breakdown For All 28 Twps, Released ^Sixteen df the 19 strictly rural townships in Kossuth county have accounted, for most of the population Uoss' in the past 10 yenrs, ft < was ; revealed Tuesday Wfhen the official "1960 Census of population" was released by the Bureau of the Census. While population comparisons for 1950 and 1960 for cities and towns of the county have previously been given,, this is the tt'rst time that a complete census breakdown for cities, towns and rural townships has been released. Of the 28 townships in Kos- su1,h county,- 19 of them have no incorporated cities or towns within their boundaries. Hence their population totals are entirely rural. ' ' The three rural townships which' had some increase in the past 10 years were Lincoln, Riverdale and Union. Lincoln's small increase, can be laid to some ihorriebuilding in Latfota which flowed over into Lincoln twp, ifrom ( Ledyard twp. Riverdale's ''increase is seven in the past 10 lyears. Union twp. which borders ,on Algona can attribute its in- 'crease of 10 to new homes built 'outside the Algona city limits. j Of interest, also; is the fact that •the .ftccompnnying ' table shows .not'only the 1950 and 1960 census comparisons, but" : also Includes .the j'ear 1940, giving a 20-year furvey of population trends. • It'is interesting to, note that while some towns showtedTi drop from 1940 to 1950, such as Burt and Bancroft, they retrieved the loss from 1950 to 1960 with interest, i •-'•.' , Of Kossuth county towns and cities, four ,sho\v some increase over the entire span of 20 years. They are Algona, Titonka, Wesley and Whittemore, ' Comparisons of the 1940, 1950 and 1960 population totals towns, cities and townships in Kossuth County follows: Population Division 1940 City of Algona ; 4954 Of Break-Ins The county sheriff's office continued investigation of two recent break-ins in this area 'Wednesday, The break-ins occurred ait the Weidcnhoff plant east of Algona and at the Root hardware store at'Wesley. The Weidanhiff building was entered sometime Saturday night and the Wesley store at Wesley. The Weidenhoff night, Jan. 25. Burglars entered Weidenhoff, Inc. by shattering a small window in a door. They then reached through and. released a night latch. The break-in was discovered Sunday morning. Sheriff Lind- hoi-st reported damage to 'several vending machines (candy and pop), theft of an unknown amount of change from the machines and damage to the office of Manager Ken Peirce, caused when a bottle of ink was thrown against a wall. Change was also taken from a desk in an outer office and the thieves tried to pry open several file cabinets without success. Lindhorst stated Wednesday morning that, "this was not the work of professionals." At Wesley, thieves broke out a window in ithe 'back door and crawled into the building. They took $10.10 in change from the cash register after pushing a button to get it open, then stole a $39.95 transistor radio and two Westclox wrist watches, valued at $7.95 and $10.95. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood investigated the incident. The Root store was entered the same way Jan. 7 when thieves took $10 from the cash register. No merchandise was taken during the first break-in. Recent break-ins at other towns in that area may have been pulled off by the same criminals. 250 At Open House Land Bank Ass'n Over 250 visitors took advantage of the open house held last Friday at the Federal Land Bank Ass'n of Algona following conv pletion of remodeling of the local office. i, H. Hutchins, secretary and manager, expresed appreciation for the turnout. "For about three hours the folks stood elbow4o- elbow" he 53$. Coffee 4? doughnuts were served by directors and tlieiy wives. Snow Expected In This Area Snow flurries, which had been predicted Tuesday night, moved into this area for a while Wednesday morning, then ceased before the ground got white. More snow, however, arrived later in the day. Higher readings during daylight hours in the past few days took some of the sting out of the bitter cold that hp)4 a grip on^the county during the week of Jan, 22. I» fapt, the mercury climbed to a very welcome 35 degrees Tuesday, according to the official weather station here. Here are the week's readings: « L Jan. 26 —A 8 -13 Jan. 27 4 4 Jan. 28 — 15 -14 Jan. 29 18 5 Jan. 30 —— '—-- 28 -3 Jan. 31 .—•„.„... 35 6 Feb. 1 , — U Titonka, Town of BOrt, Town of '__..;_-_Lone Rock,' Town of _. Fenton, Town of -. Bancroft,-; Town of, _. Swea City, Town of _. Lakota, Town of Ledyard, Town of LuVerne, Town of __. Wesley, Town of —_. Whittemore, Town of 574 613 170 385 959 735 457 317 442 468 671 ! 1950 5415 589 572 188 446 901 869 443 327 437 509 678 Townships (including towns where applicable) 1160 1184 773' 347 1113 593 -548- Grant Twp. (*) .„ -_ _.__ 400 Greenwood Twp.. ^-__^ 1503 Harrison Twp.--'- : ._ " 1289 Buffalo Twp. __ : -— „_-„_.___ 1210 Burt Twp.'._'_' .L— -— ' 1210 Cresco Twp. (*)' 714 Eagle Twp. -{*) ' \ 37,6"' , Eenton , f Tw.pj, .5.4— ,-« ,1 > -L— ,1123*^ ^ Gei'rnan' m — *«i-' - ' •.-«!' emr Hebron, Twp. (*) Irvington Twp. (*) .487 747 Ledyard Twp. 1416 Lincoln Twp. (*) 509 Lotts Creek Twp. (*) '__— 683 LuVerne Twp. — , .' 950 Plum Creek Twp. (*) 461 Portland Twp. (*) ____ 532 Prairie Twp. (*) ' 693 Ramsey Twp. (') 524 Riverdale Twp. (*) _._ .553 Seneca Twp. (*) .: 604 Sherman Twp. (*) 540 Springfield Twp. (*) : 438 Swea Twp. (*) _„ ... 537 Union Twp. (*) 574 Wesley Twp. u 1051 Whittemore Twp. .._. 1345, 368 1500 1367; '450 671 1303 470 615 926 420 509 629 488 516 576 475 394 555 511 1082 1283 of all 1960 5702 647 620 185 440 1000 805 459 289 373 514 741 1162 1036 .73! , 107: 50 - 535 305 1492 1243 388 654 1204 49§ • 587 809 406 429 573 466 523 500 456 337 484 521 1032 1292 Shillingfon Funeral Today At Bancroft Mrs. Ernest Shillington of Bancroft died at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family hospital in Estherville following a lingcririg illness. She'was 66. . The former Anastasia Whitty was Chicago Mar. 19,1894. She attended school at Clarion and Eagle Grove. On Feb. 7, 1917, she was married at Clarion to Ernest Shillinigton. , At Bancroft she was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the Altar society of St. John's Catho- i'c church., • Mrs. Shillington is survived by iier husband, a retired farmer; three sons and four daughters, Mrs. Richard Welp and Donalan, joth, of--Bancroft, Mrs. Robert Peck of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Jaines Welsh- of MarshalMown, Mrs. Gerald Skilling of New Alain, James and Robert, both of Algona. There are also two brothers and five sisters, Thomas I Whitty of Clarion, Francis Whitty of Wall- stock, Margaret and Irene Whitty, Mrs. Lillian Wythe, and Mrs, Mary Whaley, all of Chicago, and Mrs. Ann Sadler, of Eagle Grove. Mrs..Shilling<ton leaves 25 grandchildren. Funeral services will be at^iSC a.m. Thursday at St. John's witV Msgr. Joseph Schultes officiating Burial will be' in the church cem< etery. Angus Cotton To Head Fund Drive, Cancert TOTAL 26,630, 26,241 25,314 (*) Indicates townships with r\o incorporated towns within township, or strictly rural.. Whittemore Men Luckily Escape Lack Of Oxygen Whitlemore — Two Whitte. more men, Leonard Elbert and Paul Potratz, became ill after an odd experience Thursday, Jan. 26. Elbert, co-owner of Elbert's Garagw, and Potratz, who is employed by Leroy Elhert, were welding a large . water tank for Leroy Elberi. After the hole,; in the tank, which was used to haul water to area cisterns, were repaired, the men got out of the tank and Leonard Elbert suffered severe pains in his legs and,he became ill, Mr. Elbert consulted a doc* tor and was taken to St. Ann hospital, Algona for treatment. Double pneumonia was diagnosed, according to reports, and oxygen was administered. The doctor explained that the gas torch had burned all the oxygen from the air in the tank in which the men had beer* working and without a constant supply of oxygen to the blood, the heart ceases to function and a heart attack and other complications can result. Potratz also became ill and was confined to his bed throughout the week end. tie was pack on the job, however, Monday, and Mr. Elbert, who suffered more severe illness, was released from the hospital Monday and returned to work As far as both men v«p«r concerned — it was a close call. Three Licenses ' Three wedding licenses were issued Jan. 28 by County Clerk Alma Pearson at the courthouse. They went to Ray Forsythe, West Bend, and Donna Thul, Bode; James Papouchis, Mason City, and Karen Baker, LuVerne; and Duane Blau, Mason City and Nancy Downs, St. Benedict. Algona Youth Receives Award Ringsted — Russell Bode of Algona was one of eight boys who received a $75, award toward the purchase of a purebred dairy heifer from the Estherville Co-Op Creamez-y Association at the annual meeting of •' that organization Thursday. The awards were made to the boys for their themes on "Why I Would- Like To Have A Purebred Dairy Heifer", and went to boys from eight counties in northern Iowa arid southern Minnesota. (UDM Engraving) Angus Cotton, above, of Lone Rock today was named chairman of the two-pronged educational and fund-raising Cancer Crusade to be conducted throughout Kossuth County next April. Announcement of the appointment came from Mrs A. M Quintard, Chairman of the Kossuth County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.. Plans are underway to make the April Crusade one of the most extensive single educational efforts ever undertaken hy the Cancer Society. Mr Cotton is a native of Kossuth County, a graduate of Algona High School and of the University of Iowa. He is also president of the Bank at Lone Rocl- where he has his home. Driving Fine An Armstrong man, Richarc Eisenbacher, 20, was finud $101 and costs or 90 days in jail or a drunk driving charge after ar auto he was driving overturned near Jackson, Minn. Saturday a 2 a.m. A companion, Chris Fell ers, 20, Armstrong, was fined $2! and costs for intoxication. Hi was riding with Eisenbachei when the mishap occurred. Boti entered guilty pleas in a justice court at Jackson Saturday morn ing. The men suffered minoi scratches and bruises. Damage tc the auto, owned by a brother o: Fellers, was estimated at $600. Joins Fraternity Jason Lee Etherington. son o Mr and Mrs Clifford Etherington 726, N. Wooster, Algona has beei pledged to Pi Kappa Phi frater nity at Iowa State University. 'H'tfliM*'"*^^

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