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Algona, Iowa
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ESTABLISHED 1863 M,«cond cUM fttttet it th* jxMtetfl« *t No*7 i, 1831. ufid« Act W COftfrttt 6* M»J*h >. AlOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1959 3 SECTIONS ~ 18 PAGES 8 P*g«« Hurai Gtavwr* VOL 96-Nd. 2 Kills Bancroft By Ross Wallet The Rose Bowl is becoming ancient history, so despite the fact that your reporter and his three oldest sons took a motor trip tb that famous event, no more will be added to reams already written oh the subject. But if you don't think it's a "Small World", we'll try and prove otherwise. --' * * * We made a four-day stay al Corona, Cal,, Which is 18 miles from Riverside, 18 miles from Anaheim and Disneyland, and about 45 miles from Pasadena. Frank Mathes, former restaurant operator here, issued a cordial invitation to park at his home in Pasadena before the Rose parade, Jbut traffic factors made, it ihv possible to accept the offer, so we missed what would have been quite a gathering of ex-residents. '._ ' * * . * Prior to leaving Corona, we had a telephone call from a Mr Henderson who asked if he could stop over and visit us at our Motel. He did; It seems that Carl Henderson's parents, Mr and Mrs Walter C. Henderson,'were both born in Algona, leaving in 1903. 'He, himself, was born in California. He had neVer visited "•. Algona, but intends to, possibly this yeari He is a cousin of Evelyn Cady and Ralph Morgan,, and a distant cousin of the Call family who practically founded Algona. Mr Henderson is now operating an avacado ranch near Corona ... arid we are happy to .-announce that he is also a new subscriber to the. Upper Des Moines. We found out that many years ago the Call brothers .acquired some citrus lands around Corona, still referred to as "the Call Estate properties." '•*.*'•:'•*. ' Sitting next to us at the Rose Mayor Shierk Has 6 Hour Major Surgery Stateline Loop Completes First Round Tourney Play Ringsted and Swea City boys teams, and the Titonka, Ledyard, Armstrong and Sentral girls teams won first round games in the State Line Conference Tournament played at three sites Monday and Tuesday nights. Here are the results: ' Girls Titonka 38, Ringsted 36 Ledyard,Si, Thompson 38 Armstrong 44, Burt 43 .., Sentral 65, Lakota 48 Boys Ringsted 56, Ledyard 48 Swea City 54, Sentral 35 The boys swung into' action again Wednesday night with Ringsted meeting Swea City and Rake vs. Thompson at Rake; and .Burt vs. Titonka and Lakota vs. Armstrong, at Armstrong. Winners of those'games are slated to meet in the semi-finals' at Armstrong Friday night. The finals will be played at Titonka at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. , Titonka will meet Ledyard a 7 p.m. and Armstrong will tangle with Se'ntral at 8:15 p.m. in the semi-finals of the girls meet a Sentral Friday night. Winners of the semi-final frays will then meet in the finals at Titonka a 7 p.m. Saturday. ed 28 points, Richter 27 and 'ohnson . 26 for Ledyard, while Anderson got 20 for the losers. Armstrong and Burt battled right down to the wire before Armstrong came through, in the opener at Sentral. McCorkle counted .25 points to lead the winners and Lichter gbt 25 and McGuire H for Burt. Sentral, led by three hot-shot forwards, had little, trouble getting past Lakota. Bierstedt dumped, in 30 points, Johannesen 20 and Johnson 15 for the winners, while Tjaden got 25 and Thomsen 15 for Lakota. Box score: ••'•, ••••• "-'Boys Swea City (54) FG FT F Elliott '_ 1 2 4 Synder :— 1 2 Johnson —_______4 4 Ramse ____—6 5 Webb — _-^-_4 1 Farland •'——-——0 0- Larson t '„•_..—0 0 Hubbard —.——1 0 Abbas—- -.-—l, s . 2 Conway .___! O Two boys games got the tour ney underway Monday. Ring sted, favored to take the meet Bowl gine were Mr and Mrs G. had to go all, out to take, it fE.'Whitehead of Perry, Iowa. It thirteenth straight win from seems'itha^jsp.meiyears back, Mrs: -.Ledyard. ;Whiteheact' and;- Mrs'.; Wade Sull- -I Glasnapp iyari taught togeth *'$••*--'.- - ' •-- .«• '" V" ;*'; ;••'' . ^ Traveling xdoWn the Pacific Coastal ^HighrwaVr •toward San Diego, we looked tip into our rear view mirror arid found a station "" wagon behind us with California license plates. The driver was motioning for us to ..pull off tb the highway. Thinking that perhaps a rear wheel was coming off, we did. Then we discovered that the occupants of the other vehicle were ! Mr and ;MrS; Wally Smith, and their'two sons. ; They, had spotted •: our '•-, "55" . license, identified us as they passed in thei opposite direction; turned around (how, we never did find; but) and chased us (down. Wally /was manager of the Fentori; branch;,of the First Trust & Savings Bank for some years, moving to Sacramento a little over a year ago. So we had a reunion on a narrow strip of turnout on one of America's busiest highways. . At another point in California, we stopped for a traffic light and •a Cadillac convertible • pulled alongside, California license. Our "55" 'license had been observed, •and we found' one of the occupants of the other car was Evelyn WaUburg, now Mrs Troy Winegar. She is a sister of'Mrs Letha Van Allen of Algona. By the itime greetings arid introductions had been exchanged, the light changed. "And you carrie 2,000 miles to meet each other", commented a police officer standing nearby. At Coronado it was no accident that we visited with Mr and Mrs Steve Murchland, and Stan and Irma Greinerj and the letter's mother, now residents .there ., ••• or that we saw Mr and Mrs Jim Murtagh and sons in Tucson, where Jim is project manager for one of Arizona's largest real estate firms.., or Mrs Jeri, McKean, her mother, Mrs Harold Kuecker, and Jill and Terry McKean — Terry until very recently was a 4th grade classmate of one of our boys and they had quite a reunion. ' But while sitting in the Mvur- tagh living room the phone rang and Jim answered — "Why hello, Barney, sure Barney, etc." then he hung up. We looked at each other... "Barney Frankl?" I asked. Jim nodded in the affirmative, and very shortly Mr and Mrs Frank! and Mr and .Mrs Paul geeley, all of Algona, drove up, And at Ywna, Arfcona, as we registered in a motel a man registering after us informed v»s he was Paul Tracer, a former resident of LuVerne and Algona, and now vice president of the A; Walt Runglin Co., manufacturers representatives in Los Angeles. JJe arid his wife jalso ste at same restaurant, Jn the next booth. Paul was q«He'B football player, both at AlgQna.amJ Jowa State. • , w * # * So we ask yeu. isn't it a small led the Ringsted scoring fwith 14, points, while :Richter~ got 22 for'Ledyardr Swea City rail Sentral), ,off,,the floor in the early minutes and took an easy win in the nightcap. The Trojans held a commanding 18-6 lead at the quarter and were on top, 27-11, at the half and 42-20 at the three-quarter mark. Ramse led the wjn- ners with 17 points and Newbrough and Langerman each posted seven for the Sentral crew. Titonka was pushed all the way by Rihgsted in the opening girls-'game at' Ledyard Tuesday. Ringsted, playing a deliberate brand of ball, held a 7-6 lead at the quarter, 'then Titonka came back to lead 18-12 at halftime and 28-24 at the three-quarter mark. Sleper topped the Squaws with 21 points and Nielson Hipped in 32 for Ringsted. ; . Ledyard started slowly, but after holding only a 13-10 edge at the end of the first quarter, raced away tb a 42-25 halftime lead and was never threatenec by Thompson. Fennema count- 19.18 1 Sentral (35) FG FT F Ramus — 0 2 1 Preston .—0 6 2 Newbrough —-—2 3 4 Langerman _——;_3 1 ' 2 Geitzenauer 2 1 4 V-Marlow ". 1 1 1 Blanchard - —.0 0 1 Gowans lr- 0 2 Halvbrson _ 0". 1 1 Weber JL-1 0 - -1 10 15 19 Box score: Girls Sentral (65) FG FT F Bierstedt 8 14 3 Johannesen 6 8 1 Johnson 7 1 0 Householder 0 0 .6 JuhT -•- 0 0 2 Schadendorf 0 0 5 Rath --0 0 2 21 23 Lakpia (48) FG FT Tjaden — -'-8 9 Thomsen —*.__—7 1 Price 2 - 0 Karels ____; -—2 0 Clayton -.0 0 .Hertzke _- —0 0 Apka — 0 0 19 F 4 2 K V 0 1 i 19 10 21 A complete, summary of other Kossuth county sports news wil be found on page 2 of section 2 in this newspaper. Iowa State Bank Holds Annual Meeting, Election At the annual meeting of the stockholders and officers of the Iowa State Bank, held Tuesday evening, election of officers was held. Harold Gilmore, who has been president of the bank, was named as chairman of the bpard. Mr Gilmore, who has been active in banking for the past 45 years in Algona, will remain as a bank executive -but on a part time basis after February 1. He and Mrs Gilmore are expecting to vacation next month in Florida. Al Agena, who has been executive vice president, was named as president. Gordon Hall of Wyoming, Iowa, who is to arrive here 'Feb. 1 to become associated with the Iowa State, was named a vice president, and Roy McMahon was elebted yice president jand cash Reported As ! Recuperating Reasonably Well Dr. Cameron C. Shierk, mayor of Alg'on'a. well known ',over the state for his civic and organizational activities, is reported as making good recovery from extensive abdominal surgery a| University Hospitals at lowri City. The operation, performed Monday, January 5, required six hours time. -\ Dr. Shierk became ill suddenly on Nov. 4, shortly after attending a meeting of the Iowa League of Municipalities, of .• which'.'.he is first vice, president. He had been in his usual good health, and; it was thought at; first that the attack was appendicitis. Emergency surgery at-St. Ann hospital he,re revealed that peritonitis was present.', •' , ! « • ..'• -Vv. Able To Sit* Up / Dr; Shierk entered -University Hospitals at lowd City on :'D'ec. 29. Mrs ' Shierk accompanied him and remained until Friday when she returned to Algona. She talked by 'telephone with, her husband Tuesday evening; He was in cheerful spirits and re- jorted having been permitted to sit up that day. Although Dr. Shierk's condition remains serious, doctors say he is making remarkable recovery from the surgery itself. If he continues to improve, he will be released from the hospital next week to Convalesce at his home herl v U-.^ v ^.; :,;-,>(*>.,,.: Dr. Shierk has always given unstintingly of his time and talents' to community activities. He is a former president of the Iowa State Junior Chamber of- Commerce and a past president of the Northwest Iowa Mayor's Associu* tion. He is a member of the Governor's Committee on the United Nations and a . vice- president of the Algona Industrial Development Corp. He served as secretary of the local Kiwanis club for ten years, was president of the P.T.A., and is a past director of the Algona Chamber of Commerce. Serving Second Term Dr. Shierk was active in starting the community concert program here and worked with the Ground Observer Corps. He has long been active in the Boy Scouts and in the First Aid program of the Red Cross, besides heading many drives for charity funds. Dr. Shierk became mayor of Algona three years ago after winning in a five way contest. He is at present serving his second term. During the mayor's absence, former mayor and present councilman, Byron P. Richardson is presiding at council meetings as acting mayor pro tern and taking care of the necessary legal paper work. Cases ordinarily heard in mayor's court are transferred to Justice C. H, Ostwinkle's court. Farmers Union Elects Officers Richard Froehle Victim Monday Near Rockford Richard John Froehle, 24, form* crly of Bancroft, and widely known in this area as fi fine young man and outstanding athlete, was killed in a head-on automobile crash near Rockford, 111., his present home, Monday. He has been employed as an insurance investigator at Rockford. The accident happened in a fog, near St. Charles, 111. Two cars met head-on. Richard is a son of Mr and Mrs Frank X. Froehle who live at Bancroft. He is married and the. father of a 10-months-old daughter. Froehle played baseball at Bancroft, and then for Blue Earth for two years. He . also had served several years in the Navy air corps. His job in Rockford was insurance investigator for a retail credit company. Surviving besides his parents are his wife and daughter, Maria, and six brothers and sisters: a win brother Robert, now a student at Upper Iowa University, Fayette; brothers Donald, a teach- and baseball coach at Blue At the annual meeting of the Kossuth county unit of Ihe Farmers Union, last Thursday evening at " " •- -" '- re, election of officers took place and plans were laid for n vigorous membership dnve. srs were present. The 1958 membership in the first full year of organization here was he K.C. hall here About 35 members 120, sufficient to obtain a county charter. Pictured above are the new officers: rear row, left to right, Sam Larson, Armstrong, named as JrlUtumu uuuvt: me uiu u<--w uii.ii:<-i a. itui iuw, n.*>, i.w ..t,..v, "••••• •••- -> --, -- .—4-, , official delegate to Washington on a trip to start Fo b. 14 from Des Momes; Mi o Johnson of Burl, named secretary-treasurer;.and J. F. Coyne of Bancroft, delegate to.the state convention to be held Jan. 27-2U front row — Alfred.-Schenck, president; and Bob Loss, Algona, vice-president. Other state convention delegates named beside Coyrte were C., A. Derner of Whitlemoie, and •Tohn'Kain of Algona, as well as Schenck, Loss and Larson. •- , . '•'/Maurice O'Reilly of Des Moines, state'' presid ent,'Gene Simpson and F^W^DoVerefux of^oca hontas, and Glenn Ford of Emmetsburg, district of fleers, were, also present Membership in the Farm ers Union is limited strictly to farmers only. For every 50 members over the 1958 membership the chapter gels an additional delegate entitled to make the chartered bus trip to Washington next month Next meeting of the group will be at Bancroft's Legion Hall, Wed., Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. (Long Studio fotc -TJDM Engraving). —— Harold Gilmore ier. Ed Gilmore was named assistant cashier, Directors of the bank in addition to the above pfficers include Harold Cowan, Luke Linnan, Hugh Raney and Clarence Mawdsley. ... Inside - - - Today -fr HOW DO the Social Security changes for 1959 affect farming? You can find out in section three, in today's Upper Des Moines, • ' • . . :-• ft THE STATE LEGISLATURE is now in session. A weekly summary of legislative news as it most directly concerns our area will be a feature of this paper during the present session. First column appears today, section three, # AD ALLEY TIDBITS! A ''Big Seven" sale , . , .a Beef Bonanza , . . a carpet sale ... a half dozen farm sales . , . bargain day at the grocery stores —- all to your pocketbook advantage, inside , . . and don't miss the Mighty Midgets, those want ads! , * HOW DID THEY FARE? Thos/j basketball teams around tlie county. Ypu'll find a full sports page, section two, - 'Mwchara* who use newipap?f advertising help to pro* Yi4« fee lypt of pspw wwi »«wf coverage you wanl -- Jhty also frpprwiate. and 4»»erye yow buswtwr comldwalion, A COMPLETE COUNTY NEWS RQUNOW Bad Luck Series For Buff Man Oliver H. Graham of Burt, in the news last :week when his gas station was robbed, is in the Algona hospital with broken bones in his right ankle and leg. It all began, Mrs Graham said, when they were cleaning house and they pul some card tables in the dowsntairs hall with intentions of hauling them to the dump Saturday. Sometime during the night the tables fell against the door at the foot of the stairs to the second floor, and the next morning the Grahams found themselves trap- ed on the second floor of their ,ome. i: Sentence Two For Forgery; Revoke Parole Forgery of checks resulted in a reformatory sentence for one man, a bench parole for a second, and a third case was pending, in Kossuth district court here. A fourth man, Gordon J. Dudding of Bancroft, was sentenced to not exceeding a year in Ft. Madison penitentiary when his parole was ordered revoked. He had been on parole after a fourth offense of false uttering and drawing of a bank check, on July 26. 1958. Sentenced to a term 'at Anamosa reformatory was a Mankato, Minn, youth, Robert Sullivan, 18, for a term of not exceeding lO years. Sentence was passed by Judge G. W. Stillman last Saturday. Luther Bentson, also 18, also from Mankato, was given the same sentence but then was also given a bench parole. Both Sullivan and Bentson were charged with forgery. A third youth, Lars Peterseri, 17, also of Mankato, is in a Fort Dodge jail awaiting a juvenile court hearing here, Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst said. Sullivan and Bentson are charged with forging a $25 check for which they received cash and merchandise at Ray's Jack Sprat grocery here, Wednesday of last week, On an earlier tip, Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst had the trio in custody before the local forgery was discovered. The earlier tip came from Burt, where the three youths tried unsuccessfully to cash a check using a fictitious name. Protest Move To Drop 2 Trains A vigorous protest from Algona, and' other cities and towns west of Marquotte, Iowa, on the Milwaukee road, is taking shape after a move by the railroad io discontinue its last passenger and mail service on the lone across nor- thern'Iowa. The railroad has requested a hearing in February. Train 11, westbound, and 22, eastbound, are the only passenger and mail trains now serving Kossuth county. They run io and from Canton, Harry Hart, 60, Dies Tuesday Funeral services for Harry Hart, 60, long-time resident of the St. Benedict area, will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 9:30 a.m. in the St, Benedict Catholic church. Father Francis Conway will officiate and burial will be in the St. Benedict cemetery. There will be military rites at the cemetery Pallbearers will be Max and Richard Ferstl, Carl Brown, Henry Pfeffer, Julius Seller and Ervin Eischen. Mr Hart died Tuesday morning at St. Benedict. He was a farmer. Harry Hart was born at Algona Sept. o, 1898, and lived in this area most of his life. He was a veteran of both World War I and World War II. Mr Hart was a member of the V.F.W. Only known survivor is a brother, Roland Hart, California, Algona Debater Award Winner Math Faber Of Si. Joe, 79, Rites Today Last rites for Math Faber, 79 ifelong resident of the St. Jo area, will be held today (Thurs- | day) at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic church at St. Joe with Father Leo Schumacher officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joe cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home is in charge of ai'range- ments Pallbearers at the funeral will be George Faber, Victor F.rideres, Harold •Roethler, Roman Thill, Alvin Erpelding and Arthur Plathe. Mr Faber died of pneumonia at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday at a nursing home in Humboldt. Malhias Faber, son of George and Elizabeth Hauser Faber, was born April 18, 1879, at St. Joe. He farmed in that area for many years prior to retirement. He was married to Anna Fuhrmann at St. Joe in 1907. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs Reinald Salz, St. Joe; and Mrs Cletus Salz, Burt; four sons, Raphael, Algona; Joseph, Herman and Florian, all of St. Joe; 14 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs Joe Will- gcr and Mrs Veronica Roethler, AJgona; and three brothers, John, West Bend; Joseph, Rodman; and Henry, Castleton, So. Dak. He was preceded in death by six children who perished in a home fire in 1919. The tables had wedged the door shut, The blocked off stairway is the only way to the first floor. As a last resort Graham crawled out a window onto the back porch roof. He slipped and fell to the ground, a story below, Loss Named To Two Committees Representative Casey Loss from Kossuth county has been named to two important committees as the 1959 state legislature con" vened, Monday, in Bes 'Moines. Jfe fe a member of the ajjr important appropriations committee, and is'also on the ways and means committee, Bentson is said to have written the check, on the Burt Bank, Petersen cashed Sullivan was an accessory. Savings it, and Linda Smith received an award as top ranking speaker of the day in a three school debate tournament Saturday at Britt. ' The meet between Algona, Britt and Northwood resulted in a three way tie. Joe Lynchs Lose Baby Daughter The premature 2 hour old daughter of Mr and Mrs Joe Lynch of Lone Rock was interned with graveside rites in Bancroft. The Lynchs have another daughter and a son, The son's twin sister died at birtn also, Officiating at the rites was the flev. Msgr, Joseph Schujtes. Burial was in St. John's cemetery. Mrs Lynch is the former Jean Simmons of Fenton. 2 Bound Over, Check Charges Two men, Dan Veldhause, Kanawha, and Lyman K. Bates, Burt, were bound qyer to the January term of district court on check charges following hearings in Justice C. H. Qstwinkle'js court here this week. Veldhause was charged with forgery in connection with a check he passed''"at Scobba's Eat Rattlesnake, See Bears! Men of ihe Methodist church will have a "Bear Hw.n*" lor their annual Father and Son banquet, Tuesday evening. , January 510. Guest speake* w»U be John Do4gen of numjblw who promises to take everyone present with him on a hunt. He will even bring the bear aJong. '. -••."' A special ireai at the banquet w»U be a sufc genuine ratUesnike meat to try. This m no way wU the turkfy dinner served by Mjs Don Nelson* Mrs Mrs; Glen Graham an4 Mrs H> S, Montgomery er arlh, Maurice of Bancroft, and Dennis and Gerald of Des .Moines; and a sister, Mrs Don Elsbecker of Rutland. Richard was born in Bancroft, Aug. 24, 1934. He graduated: from St. John's highi school in Bancroft in 1952 and was married Feb. 23, 1957, to Dpnna Clark of Rockford. Funeral services were to ba held today, Thursday, * at Rock- lord, ,with , burial also there. . His parents, ^brothers -and sister left for Rockfprd after receiving word of .the fatal and tragic mishap. " THREE INJURED IN 10 AREA MISHAPS Three residents of Kossuth county received injuries as slippery roads and fog made driving conditions tough at times during the week. A total of "10 mishaps were investigated by area peace officers. Injured were: Mrs Charles Baker, 70. Bancroft, fractured leg. Edward Garman, 15, Burl, broken left thigh and facial lacerations. Tom Brown. 16, Algona, facial and right knee cuts. 'Mrs Baker, wife of .Bancroft's barber, received her fractured leg when the Baker auto, driven by her husband, skidded, went out of control and into -a ditch two miles north of Algona on highway 169 at 9:45 a.rri. Wednesday!. The vehicle didn't roll, but hit a fence and tree on the passenger side. Mrs Baker was rushed to St. Ann hospital .for treatment. Damage to the auto was extensive. Garman and Brown received their injuries when an auto" driven by Brown and another driven by Leonard G. Klinger, 53, Algona, collided at high I speed 4% miles east of Algona on highway 18 at 4:05 p.m. Sunday. The Brown auto was headed west, the Klinger vehicle in the opposite direction at the time of the crash. Klinger attempted a left turn across the highway and the vehi- le was hit almost broadside by he Brown car. Klinger was iled on for making an improper urn by Patrolman D, W. Homan. )f Humboldt. Vehicles driven by Lars Skaar, edyard, and John Elliott,, Swea lity, collided \Vz miles north of Swea City at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, and resulted in a total of >1200 damage, "to the .vehicles.' 'A three-car mishap resulted, n about $500 damage when' autos driven by Judy Bonney, ' Bur|, Dannie and Kenneth Limh aerg, both of Woden, collided a| 11 p.m. Saturday on Oak stree$ The Gink auto, third in linfe couldn't stop in time to avoid, hitting the other two, which stopped at a stop sign. > A total of $500 damage result ed when autps driven by.'J' Palmer and Robert PJjfc of Algona, collided at section of Kennedy, sn4 spta streets. Two Algona sch,QQl involved in accident? * v d rjv.<m by ITJ - ef for the banquet may be purchase* at George BaHwif. fcoyis .ReUey, Home? Tattle o? Furniture, Reservations m«st b» in by Jan, \9> a* miss gtf Friday mm

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