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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 15, 1959
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X Dept. of History and Des Moines 19, Iowa Jiome* ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered ai second class matter at the postofflee at Algons, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALCONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1959 3 SECTIONS - If PAGES 8 Pages Rural Gravure VOL. 96 - NO. 2 Crash In Fog Kills Bancroft Man By Russ Waller The Rose Bowl is becoming ancient history, so despite the fact that your reporter and his three oldest sons took a ,motor trip to that famous event, ho more •will be added to reams already written on the subject. But if you don't think it's a "small world", we'll try and prove other- Wise. * * * We made a four-day slay at 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, but traffic factors made it impossible to accept the offer, so we missed what would have been quite a gathering of ex-residents. * * * Prior lo 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. Henderspn, were both born in Algona, leaving in 1903. He, himself, was born in California. He had never . visited Algona, but intends to, possibly this year. 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 ... and 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 Bowl game were Mr and Mrs G. E. Whitehead of Perry, Iowa, 'it seems that some years back, Mrs I Whitehead and Mrs Wade Sullivan taught togeth * . * • Traveling down the Pacific Coastal Highway, toward San Diego, we looked up into our rear view mirror and found a station wagon behind us with California license plates. The driver was motioning for us to pull off to 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 the) opposite direction, turned around (how, we never did find out) and chased us down. Wally was manager of the Fenton 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. 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 Tiionka 38, Ringsted 36 Ledyard 81, Thompson. 38 Armstrong 44, Buri 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 at 7 p.m. and Armstrong will tangle with Sentral at 8:15 p.m. in the semi-finals of the girls meet at Sentral Friday night. Winners of the semi-final frays will then meet in the finals at Titonka at 7 p.m..Saturday. Two boys games got the tourney underway Monday. Ringsted, favored to take the meet, had to go all out to take its thirteenth straight win from Ledyard. Glasnapp led the Ringstec scoring .with 14 points, while Richter got 22 for Ledyard. "Swea City ran Sentral off the floor in the early minutes arid 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 win- with 17 points and New- ed 28 points, Richter 27 and Johnson 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 got 25 and McGuire 11 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 4 Johnson 4 '4 4 Ramse 6 5 2 Webb 4 1 0 Farland • i_0 0 ] Larson 0 0 2 Hubbard 1 0 2 Abbas 1 2 0 Conway 1 O 1 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 Wallburg, now Mrs Troy Winegar, She Is a sister of Mrs Letha Van Allen of Algona. By the time greetings and introductions had been exchanged, the light changed. "And you came 2,000 miles to meet each other", commented a police officer standing nearby. * * * At Coronado it was no aacident that we visited with Mr and Mrs Steve Murchland, and Stan and Irma Greiner, and the latter'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 Murtagh 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 Frankl and Mr and Mrs Paul Seeley, all of Algona, drove up. And at Yuma, Arizona, as we registered in a motel a man registering after us informed us he was Paul Trauger, a former resident of LuVerne and Algona, and now vice president of the A. Walt Runglin Co., manufacturers representatives in Los Angeles. He and his wife also ate at thij same restaurant, in the next booth Paul was quite a football player, both at Algona and Iowa State. brough and Langerman each posted seven for the Sentral crew. Titonka was pushed all the way by Ringsted 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 flipped in 32 for Ringsted. Ledyard started slowly, but after holding only a 13-10 edge at the end of the first quarter, raced away to a 42-25 halftime lead and was never threatened by Thompson. Fennema count- 19 16 Sentral (35) FG FT Ramus i 0 2 Preston 0 6 Newbrough 2 . 3 Langerman :._3 1 Geitzenauer 2 1 Marlow 1 1 Blanchard 0 0 Gowans 1,\ 0 Halvorson ... 0 * 1' Weber .1 0 is F 10 15 19 Box score: Girls Sentral (65) FG FT Bierstedt 8 14 Johannesen 6 8 1 Johnson 7 1 C Householder 0 0 6 Juhl „-: 0 0 2 Schadendorf 0 0 5 Rath —-0 0 2 21 23 19 Lakota (48) FG FT F Tjaden 1-& 9 4 Thomsen 7 1 2 Price 2 0 5 Karels 2 0 0 Clayton 0 0 1 Hertzke 0 0 4 Apka 0 0 5 19 10 21 A complete summary of other Kossuth county sports news will je found on page 2 of section 2 in his newspaper. Iowa State Bank Holds Annual Meeting, Election So we ask you, small world? isn't it a 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 board. 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 elected vice president and cash- Harold Gilmore ier. Ed Gilmore was named assistant cashier. Directors of the bank in addition to the above officers 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 Mpines. vV 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. > A r AD ALLEY TIDBITS! A "Big Seven" sale ... .a Beet 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? Those basketball teams around the county. You'll find a full sports page, section two. Merchants who use newspaper advertising help to provide the type of paper and news coverage you want — they also appreciate and deserve your business consideration. AND A COMPLETE COUNTY NEWS ROUNDUP Reported As Recuperating Reasonably Well Dr. .Cameron C. Shierk, mayor of Algona, well known over the state for his civic and organiia- tional activities, is reported ;as making good recovery from Extensive abdominal surgery ; at University Hospitals at Iowa 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 nete revealed that peritonitis was present. Able To Sit Up : Dr. Shierk entered University Hospitals at Iowa City on Dec. 29. Mrs ' Shierk accompanied lim and remained until' Frida'y when she returned to Algona. She :alked by 'telephone with her lusband Tuesday evening. He ^as in cheerful spirits and re 'ported having been permitted to sit up that day. Although Dr. Shierk's condition remains serious, doctors say he is making remarkable recover^ from the surgery itself. If h< continues to improve, he will bfe released from the hospital nex; week to convalesce at., his-..honii .here^ .«• _ . • *vi.»,*•. ' "Dr. Shierk has always given unstintingly of his time and tal ents 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 Associ;^ 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 Uround Observer Corps. He has .ong been active in the Boy Scouts and in the First Aid program of the Red Cross, besides leading many drives for charity "unds. 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 At the annual meeting of the Kossuth county unit of the Farmers Union, last Thursday evening a the K.C. hall here, election of officers took place and plans were laid for a vigorous membership drive About 35 members were present. The 1958 membership in the first full year of organization here wa 120, sufficient to obtain a county charter. Pictured above are the new officers: rear row, left to right, Sam Larson, Armstrong, named a official delegate to Washington on a trip to start Fe b. 14 from Des Moines; Milo Johnson of Burt, namec secretary-treasurer; and J. F. Coyne of Bancroft, delegate to-the- state convention to be held Jan. 27-28 front row — Alfred Schenck, president; and Bob Loss, Algona, vice-president. Other state convention delegates named beside Coyne were C. A. Derner of Whittemore, and John Kain of Algpna, as well as Schenck, Loss and Larson. ?•••-Maurice O'Reilly of Des-Moines, state presid erit, Gene Simpson-and F. W. Devere^ux of Poca hontas, and Glenn Ford of Emmetsburg, district officers, 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 gets an additional delegate entitled to mak e 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 foto —UDM Engraving). Sentence Two For Forgery; Revoke Parole Forgery of checks resulted Bad Luck Series For Burt 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 put 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 trapped on the second floor of their home. The tables had wedged the door shut. The blocked off stairway is the only, way to the first flobr. 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 convened, Monday, in Des Moines. He is a member of the all- important appropriations committee, and is also on the ways and means committee. in reformatory sentence for one man, a bench parole for a second, md 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 10 years. Sentence was passed by Judge G. W. Stillman last Saturday. Luther BenUson, 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 Petersen, 17, also of Mankato, is in a Fort Dodge jail awaiting a juvenile court hearing here, Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst s^id. 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. Bentson is said to have written the check, on the Burt Savings Bank, Petersen Sullivan was an cashed it, accessory. Joe Lynchs Lose Baby Daughter The premature 2 hour old daughter of Mr and Mrs Joe Lynch of Lone Rock vyas interned with gfaveside riles in Bancroft. The Lynchs have another daughter and a son. The son's twin sister died at birth also. Officiating at the rites was the Rev. Msgr. Joseph Schultes. Burial was in St. John's cemetery. Mrs Lynch is the former Jean Simmons of Fenton. Protest A/love To Drop 2 Trains A vigorous protest from Algona, and other cities and towns west of Marquefte, Iowa, on the Milwaukee road, is taking shape after a move by the railroad to discontinue its last passenger and mail service on the lone across northern 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 to and from Canton, Harry Hart, 60, Dies Tuesday Funeral services for Harry Hart, iO, long-time resident of the St. Benedict area, will be held to- norrow (Friday) at 9:30 a.m. in he St. Benedict Catholic church. Either Francis Conway will offi- :iate and burial will be in the St. Benedict cemetery. There will )e military rites at the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Max and Richard Ferstl, Carl Brown, Heny Pfeffcr, Julius Seller and Er. vin Eischen. Mr Hart died Tuesday morning at St. Benedict. He was a farmer. Harry Hart was born at Algona Sept. 6, 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 Linda Smith received an -iward as top ranking speaker Oi the day in a three school debate tournament Saturday at Britt. The meet between Algona, Britt and Northwood resulted in a three way tie. Math Faber Of St. Joe, 79, Rites Today Last rites for Math Faber, 79, ifelong resident of the St. Joe area, will be held today (Thurs- lay) at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic church at St. Joe with Bather Leo Schumacher officiat- ng. Burial will follow in the St. 'oe cemetery. Hamilton Funeral lome is in charge of arrange- nents Pallbearers at the funeral will e George Faber, Victor Fridercs, larold Roethler, Roman Thill, Alin Erpelding and Arthur Plathe. Mr Faber died of pneumonia at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday at a nursing oine in Humboldt. Mathias Faber, son of George nd Eli/abeth Hauser Faber, was urn April 18, 1879, at St. Joo. le farmed in that area for many ears prior to retirement. He was larried to Anna Fuhnnann at St. oo in 1907. Besides his wife, he is survived y two daughters, Mrs Reinald alz, St. Joe; and Mrs Clctus Sal/, Hurt; four sons, Raphael, Algona; Joseph, Herman and Florian, all of St. Joe; 14 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs Joe Willger and Mrs Veronica Roethler, Algona; 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. 2 Bound Over, Check Charges Two men, Dau Veldhause, Kanawha, and Lyman K. Bates, Burt, were bound over to the January term of district court on check charges following hearings in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's 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 the Methodist church will have a "Bear Hunt" for their annual Father and Son banquet, Tuesday evening, January 20. Guest speaker will be John Dodgen of Humboldt who promises to lake everyone present with him on a bear hunt. He will even bring the bear along. A special treat at the banquet will be a side snack of genuine rattlesnake meat to try. This in no way will replace the turkey dinner served by Mrs Don Nelson, Mrs L. J. Reed, Mrs Glen Graham and Mrs H. S. Montgomery and their committees. Tickets for the banquet may be purchased at $1.25 from George Balluff, Louis Kelley, Homer Tuttle or at Foster Furniture. Reservations must be in by Jan. 16. Richard Froehle Victim Monday Near Rockford Richard John Froehle,'24, formerly of _ Bancroft, and widely known in this area as a 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 Enrth 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 twin brother Robert, now a student at Upper Iowa University, Fayette; brothers Donald, a teacher and baseball coach at Blue Earth; 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 high school in Bancroft in 1952 and was married Feb. 23, 1957, to Donna Clark of Rockford. Funeral services were to be held today, Thursday, at Rock- lord, with burial also there. His parents, brothers and sister left for Rockford 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 Carman, 15, Burl, broken left thigh and facial lacerations. Tom Brown, 16, Algona, facial and right knee cuts. 'Mrs Baker, wife of Bancroft's harbor, 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.m. 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. Carman and Brown received their injuries when an auto driven by Brown and another driven by Leonard G. Klinger, 53, Algona, collided at high speed 4',-i. 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 vehicle was hit almost broadside by the Brown car. Klinger was filed on for making an improper turn by Patrolman D. W. Human of Humboldt. Vehicles driven by Lars Skaar, Ledyard, and John Elliott, Swea City, collided I 1 ,-, 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 in about $500 damage when autos driven by Judy Bonney, Burt, Dannie Cink and Kenneth Limberg, both of Woden, collided at 11 p.m. Saturday on Oak street. The Cink auto, third in line, couldn't stop in time to avoid hitting the other two, which were stopped at a stop sign. A total of $500 damage resulted when autos driven by Jim Palmer and Robert Peteivsen, both of Algona, collided at the intersection of Kennedy and Minnesota streets. Two Algona school buses were involved in accidents Friday. An auto driven by Lanny Lolling, Brilt, swerved just in time to miss a school bus IVi miles east of Sexton on highway 18 early Friday morning. Damage to the auto totaled $100 when it slammed into the ditch, missing the rear of the bus. An auto driven by Jack Reutter, Gregor, So. Dak., who was unable to see due to dense fog, crashed into the rear of a bus driven by Hugo Gade, Algona,

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