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Acac/emy Lose Taesc/ay Tiffs ' •. •'•.. ','. • • ' j ^ . ^ *- i .•••-•.-. • f Em'burg Victor With Aid Of Free Throws 'Emmetsburg fcut together . i String o* free thrdws in the last two minutes r of play to notch p S0*46 win over Algbna's Bulldog^ itt; an erratic but thrilling 'gaihe •before a sparse croWd here Tuesday night. , • '.'r * ».j'. ; Coach George Buvatfs team Will be seeking vwht numbef f five against 10 losses* ai Estherville, tbf> team in' the Lakfes Cdrifer- ence with an-'-ll*! mark, at Estherville Saturday night. the Bulldogs, after trailing 7-5 inidway in the first-period, began hitting well and raced to a 1540 lead at the erid of eight minute's of play. Emmetsburg'closed the gap and tied/the, count at 21-21 with four minutes i gohe in .the second found; ;,but a/couple,-of field goals by Dick Heinen«and two free thfoWs'.byfteb Johnson gave , Algoha v'a',29r24, half time lead."" ' ( v ''-;f ' ' ti '< , Both teams 'had trouble find- ihg the ''hoop .during "the 1 third stanza, but with- Jerry Cowan tossing in four" joints, the'Bull- dogs managed a 39-31 lead at the three-quarter mark and appeared headed for victory. Hall hit a couple of buckets to spearhead an' E-Hawk .rally that allowed Emmetsburg to cut Algona's margin to 41-37 and the visitors finally* tied the game at 41-all. with .four minutes of play remaining. , . The score was tied again at 4343 before Hand,'Kane and Twait began throwing-in charity tosses to put the^E-Hawks on top to stay. The free throws gave Emmetsburg the win over a team •tftat out-shot, out-rebounded .and out-defensed it most of the night. Algpna, with Cowan counting 15 points and Pat Kain 13, outscored the winners; 19-15 from the field, but managed pnly eight of 21 free throws. Hand topped the E-Hawks with 15 counters. The visitors- hit 20'of 31 free tosses, including nine of 11 down the stretch. ESTABLISHED 1663 . Io*a, Nov. l t 1638. under Att of CoftgreM o* Mfttfth 8. AlGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1959 3 SECTIONS - 24 PAGES VOL 96 - NO. 5 Land Two In Prison v trfA, Box score — Algona FG Cowan ----- 1 ----- 6 Heinen '• -------- .— 3 Kain __________ ' ___ 6 Manser, — — _ ---- 0 Perciya) . ^-.i-— 1 Meyer ___i ------ -.3, Johnson. i4_ii.Clii. r FT 3 0 1 0 , ^t,t 2 ' ,19" ; .8 - 22i - Algona's ..B-team edged" Em- metsbUrgK 42-49, in the curtain- raiser 'as Chuck Streit accounted for'11 points. ' .'. ••' ' ••.:;:'_ * * ' * ' • Pocahontas Is 78-52 Victor Pocahontas Catholic proved its supremacy in the North .Central Catholic .Conference with" an easy 78-52 win over St. Cecelia's at Pocahontas Tuesday night. The Pocahontas crew won handily despite the scoring effbrts of Mark Seeley, hot shooting Blue Knight guard who punched home 32 points,. all in the last three periods of play, during the night. The Knights will entertain Fonda O.L.G.C. in the high school'gym here Sunday. Pocahontas was never headed by Coach Jim Geelan's crew. The Winners had a 39-20 halftime bulge and held .the upper hand, 56-36, at the three-quarter mark, Loss of Jim Erpelding- and Bob Cink 'late in the third quarter halted any comeback ideas the Knights had. ' ; Seeley drew a blank in the first period, then banged away with unerring- accuracy during the final 24 minutes to wind up with twice as many points? as any other player on the, floor. .A balanced attack paid off for Pocahontas'. McMahon counted 16 'points, Amick 13i Yocum 13 and Martin 10. ' , , • Box score — St. Cecelia's Fires Hit 2 Farms And A Stockyards tfhree fires, two of them on farms, resulted<in -well over $1,000 in, damage during the past several days. • ,Hit by flames were the farm of Marvin ' Larson, Swea City; Burdette Hoeppne'r, Lakbta; and the stockyard at Lone Rock operated by Wilfred Radig* The Larson fire was probably the most costly. , About 2:30 a.m. last Thursday, Timmy Larson, age '4, was awakened by the flicker of flames outside his'window. His father's hog house was on fire. He woke up his parents who called the Swea City fire department. The hog house could not be saved, but most of the grain in a granary, next to-the hog'house, was saved, as well as a nearby barn. Larson had taken all of*his hogs' out of the building 'Wednesday because he planned to clean the hog house the next mprriing. The brooder stove was. left on, however, and was believed to have started the fire,' The Larsons tenant thej Floyd Treat farm, , " The hog house was a> total loss, at an estimated value of $500. About $100 damage was done to scorched grain, also. . About 5 a.m. last Thursday, Mrs Burdette Hoeppner of Lakota awoke to'find tHe house full of smoke. The garage adjoining;the larm <? home had caught fire. In- 8ide,'th4^<garaj[e v >w.erej.\ab6ut-350 ^efiieRens, all smbiKered'.' * . ^Mrs Hoeppner said that'another few; minutes and the. houseftbb) would have been /on 'fire. In ;he home in addition- to Mr^and Mrs Hoeppner were their, three children. ;' ' At Lone Rock the eagle eye C Mayor Bernard Pettit, who was driving by the Radig stockyards, spotted smoke coming from the area' about 9 p.m. last Saturday. The fire, of undetermined origin, was.brought under control with an estimated $300 damage to the yard, Wilfred Radig believed. Two Ownership Changes In Algona Business Firms Two changes of ownerships and • announcement of. the opening of a new business enterprise were made in Algona this week. Kenneth S. Cowan and Craig Smith sold the Cowan Building Supply Company to Duane Carson, Sioux City. The transaction became effective Monday. The company was started in 1937 by K. S. Cowan in a build- frig' oh Dodge street. After being located on Moore^ street fora time, the „ store was moved to its present quarters in the Cowan, building on State street. Craig Smith became a partner five years ago, after long association in the firm, Bud Boeckholt who has been store manager for the past several years will continue ,1n the capacity. The new owner is no stranger to Algona. During his 13 years as salesman for the Pratt & Lambert paint . .company. . he . has called here many times. For seven years he was a .partner in: the Peterson and Doyle wholesale paint company at Sioux City.' Carson is hiarriepl and he and his wife, (.Ethel, have three children, Craig, 6, Christine, 5, anc Calen, 3. Mrs Carson plans to act as bookkeeper. ''- .Plans are to sell their home at Sioux City anc FG FT Erpelding 0 3 H. Thilges 2 3 Cink 2 0 Froehlich 3 0 Seeley 13 6 Dodds 0 0 L. Thilges „_-..0 0 Goecke 0 0 20 12 19 Pocahontas: also won the B- game, 44-33. Tom Henry toppep the little Knights in scoring with 11 points. ^ ^ ^ The Blue Knights romped to an 84-00 win over Emmetsburg Catholic here Sunday to gain an even split for the week. Seeley canned 24 points, Cw« and Oscar Froehlich 20 each and Howie Thilges 15 for the winner? Brennan topped Emmetsburg with 18 points. Emmetsburg won the B-team game, 38r33, despite 15 points by Bob Goecke and 11 pomts by Mike Cink qf Algona, More county sports news turn to page 5 Section two, in tm paper. • as move here as soon as possible. The firm name Will continue Cowan Building Supply Co, for the present and ^a grand opening is planned for the near 'uture. i In' another business transaction this week, Gene Faulstich sold Gene's Radio and TV to Tom.Rich of Algona. Faulstichv opehed the business ' in '1953. Mr arid Mrs Faulstich! plan to leave the middle--, .o£ February for Mexico, a Pji?e Gene won for RCA sales. They plan, to : sell their home ihe'rg arid may locate on the west coa'st. 1 Mr Rich, the new owner, is a graduate of the Algoria/lugh school and for four years worked ill the TV department of the ;Al-' gona Refrigeration Co. For the past year" and a half he Jhas operated his own television set-, vice. He is married and father • of three children. '••• ",Mr and Mrs Lyle (Bud). .. erspn are making plans, for ;.,|he opening of ^their newly construct- edV'Bud's ', Colonial Motel located near the Chrome Cafe and Service Station at highways 18 and 169. -•,.".'? An open house is scheduled for Sunday,- Feb. 22, with further announcement to come later. , the 9 Crackups, No Serious Injuries, On Icy Roads Judge Hands Out Terms Of I And 1 Years Two men were given penitentiary sentences, Tuesday, in Kos- sitth district court, by Judge G. W. Stillmah, in cases involving the writing of false checks -mid obtaining money,, under false pro- tenses. Both entered picas of guilty. They were: George Jergens, Algona, sentenced io not exceeding one year at Fort Madison. Dan Noiman Voldhouse, Kanawha, sentenced to not ' exceeding seven years at Fort Madison. Veldhouse has already been taken to Fort Madison by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst. Jergens is slated to go there this week. The Veldhouse case arose after the defendant cashed a check at a local filling station. It was for a sum exceeding $20. He at first had entered- a plea of not guilty, but this week changed the plea to guilt,y and the sentence followed. Jergens, charged with the false drawing and uttering of a check, was facing his 4th offense. His check was for less than $20, however, and on his plcia of guilty he drew a lesser sentence than Vpld- housel Other' matters in Kossulh district court were routine legal matters. U. D. M. 'Money' Redeemable For 40c Worth, Dollar Days This newspaper is worth 40 cents In merchandise to each reader for Algeria's big Dollar Days, Friday & Saturday. Printed below are pictures of three silver dollars, In three sizes. The largest one is redeemable this weekend for 25 cents in actual merchandise (just like'money) at any place of business listed BENEATH the 25c coupon. The 25c coupon is . good ONLY at the stores so listed. 71 The lOc coupons are likewise redeemable in merchandise ONLY at the stores listed BENEATH the lOc coupon. The same applies to the 5c coupon. The Upper Dos Moines will in turn redeem the coupons received by the local business firms, In cash or credit as elected by the advertiser. There are no strings! The coupons are just like money at the proper stores. These stores will be further identified by window cards indicating the coupons they will redeem.for Dollar Days. Use your Upper Des Moines silver dollar coupons! The treat is on us. Ledyard Man To Nat'lR.E.A.Meet Ledyard — Mr and Mrs Ted Wallentine and their two youngest daughters, Phyllis'and Martha Elaine left last, Thursday to, drive io Baltimore and Washington D. C. where Mr;Wallentine is to be a delegate from. Kossuth County, at the: National R;E,A. convention, On their way they plan to visit the brothers of Mrs Wallentine, the Gordon Holcombs at St.-Louis and the "Martin Holcombs at Baltimore. While in Washington, Mrs, Wallentine will attend a tea .given for the ladies attending the convention, at which tea both Mrs Eisenhower and Mrs Nixon will be guests, and Al Capp will be the speaker. Joins Advertising Staff Of U-D-M Darlene Skogstrom, Algona high school graduate of 1957, has joined the advertising staff of the 1 Algona Upper Des Moines, Since graduation she had attended 'Drake University in Des Moines, She is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Harry Skogstrom of Algona. Miss Skogstrom will replace Tom Zender, who for the past year has been connected with the advertising department of this paper, Tom returned t$ St. Thomas College in -St. Paul to continue his education, starting with the new semester there. Wins $730 Freezer p. L. McAjrthW, AJgona, Is very happy that he -attended the annual meeting of the Humboldt- Kossuth -RE-A at Humboldt, Tuesday, lie won a $730 Fngi- daire refrigerator-freezer, the top product iijt $he line, at a drawing for awards, Delivery of the pri?e is being made through Peecher Lane Appliance here- .; <•. .vf r v^ij/w:, •Glassy streets and, faulty* equipment resulted in* nine mishaps re- oorted to local authorities, the pill week. Robert Terry,' 21, .Carroll, received minor injuries when the steering mechanism on the .truck he was driving broke and the vehicle went into a ditch near Bancroft at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday. He was the only person injured in a county accident during the week. Terry was rushed to St. Ann hospital for treatment and had not-been released-late Wednes'- day. The semi-trailer truck, which was loaded with an estimated 1200 cases of empty beer bottles, was owned by Elmer Kisgen df Carroll. The controls went put about a mile south of Bancroft and the rig zig-zagged/on the highway before it hit the west ditch and overturned. Monday an 'auto owned by John- Heddinger, Emmetsburg, •suffered extensive damage when a telephone' pole fell on it west of Algona on highway 18. According to Heddinger's report of the mishap, state highway employees were chopping down a tree which fell the wrong way and hit telephone wires nearby. The weight broke off a telephone pole which in turn slammed on the top of the Emmetsburg auto. The mishap was reported to local police. Earlier the same day, vehicles driven by Dur'wood Walker, Irvington, and Stanley. Sands, Algona, were involved in a mishap neaathe Diagonal Cafe here. The Walker "machine was parked and a pickup driven by Sands hit the right door of the auto, -, resulting in an estimated $155 damage. The mishap occurred at 3:20 p.m. A total of $150 damage resulted when autqs driven by Richard E. Dreyer and Donald C. Prieskorq, both of Algona, collided at the intersection of Kennedy and Moore streets at 6:07 p.m. Saturday. An auto driven by Patrick J. Doerning struck the-rear of a machine driven by Dean Bilyeu at 12:50 p.m. Friday, causing an estimated $75 damage. Both men are from Algona. The mishap occurred at the intersection of Moore and Call streets. Four mishaps were reported here. Thursday, . The first occurred at 7:40 a.m, Beatrice Baldwin, Algona, skidded and lost control of her auto on South Wooster street 'and hit a power pole. Pan> age was estimated at $300 to the auto and $100 to the pole. At 8:3.0 a,m, an auto driven by Irene'Hum, Algona, skidded on East McGregor street," hit and broke off a speed limit sign post and slid into a ditch,.,Damage WHS estimated at $65. Autos driven by Joe Smith and Homer G. Grant, bQth of •dblhded'at 9:15!a.m.,at the'intejE 4 *' _i> *•• _ n > r i_'* fc _j-t_tJ' t-n.ini_- . of ' Lucas *''a1itf -Phillips Damage was estimated section streets, at $75. Stanley Sorensen, Algona, skidded on Main'street and hit a fire hydrant at 5:45 p.m. Damage was estimated at $50- Policemen Rich' Groen, Joe McBride and Pete Jprgenson'investi- gated the local mishaps. Swea City Bank Head Retires W. E. Carlson, Swea City, well known banker, is leaving this week to make his home in Des Moines. He will continue to act in an advisory capacity for thq Swea City State Bank, of which he is president. Carlson, 68, was born in Algona, the son of the }ate Mr and Mrs John Carlson. He was graduated with the class of 1909 of the local high school. His sisters, Mrs John Jordan, Ellen Carlson and Alma Carlson live here. Mr Carlson has had a varied career in banking, starting at Lakota. He went to Swea City in 1920 and was cashier at the First National Bank for eight years after which he was an examiner for the State Banking department. He was vice president of the State Bank of Ledyard and has been president of the Swea City bank since 1947. Ledyard Woman Teacher Burned Ledyard — Mrs William Dorsey of Seneca, who teaches 7th grade at Ledyard, was seriously burned last week Saturday when she was rendering lard. She was putting the lard in a jar when it broke burning both- of her hands, but the right one most seriously. She has been out of school all week and Mrs Maurice Kiel has been substituting Jor her. Charge Humboldt Man With OMVI A Humboldt man, Lewis F. Alver, was bound over to district court foljowing a preliminary hearing on a charge of OMVI in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court here this week. Alver, a former Al* gona . resident, was arrested by local police at 1.20 a.m. Sunday. Property bond, was furnished by the defendant. Francis K. McDonald, Sanborn, was fined $25 and costs for intoxication, and George Bell, West Bend, appeared in mayor's court Wednesday morning on an OMVI charge, The preliminary hearing was continued to Feb, 23. ' tbuiici! O^K's Wider Phillips, Gas Rate Rise Algona's city council approved two important measures, one allowing a natural gas rate increase and the other for widening South Phillips street to 49 feet, during its regular meeting Wednesday night, Jan. 28 at the city hall. The gas rate • increase, which will effect all users of natural gas in Algona, had been asked for the North Central Public Service Co. As outlined at the meeting, here's the rate of increase , for commercial and residential users: 5 cent increase on first 500 cubic feet. 6 cent increase on next 1500 cubic feet. 7 cent increase on all over that. Increases will be based on the amount used before billing each month. The widening project had been opposed by several business men on South Phillips street, but after getting complete information on the new stretch of highway, which will extend from the south city lihiits to State street, councilman agreed the city would benefit. The State Highway Commission will open bids on the work, which may be completed this summer, later this month, according to City Clerk Dave Smith. The council also adopted a major street plan for the city which was drawn up recently by an engineering firm. Annual reports of the fire department and city library were approved. Fire Chief Ira Kohl reported all equipment and building in good condition at the present. • The library reported a total of 15,593 books now on shelves there, an addition of 6,147 during 1958. I _i i..i.-.i.-i. . _ - - r i •- --r Geo. HelmkeOf West Bend Dies George Helmke, 88, former resident of the West Bend area, died Tuesday morning at University hospital, Iowa City. His body was returned to Algona the same day and rites are pending at McCullough's Funeral Chapel here. Mr Helmke, who had previously been a patient at the Good Samaritan Home here, was taken to Jowa City for treatment Jan. 13., '.••'•'-.• Hood's Super Valu Ray's Jack Sprat Council Oak Store Graham's Fareway Store Consumer's Market Groundhog Saw His Shadow! Mr Groundhog stirred from his slumber Ion;.' enough to wiggle to the top of his hole, Monday, as human observers scanned the skies and hoped without success for a huge mass of clouds to hide the sun. And judging by the weather in this area during the past two days and the forecast for the next few, the groundhog was right — we're in for at least six more weeks of winter (darn it). While temperature . readings haven't been disastrous, except for a 13 degree below zero mark Sunday, the outlook isn't bright. A half-inch of snow was registered at the Algona airport by Weatherman Wayne Johnson Tuesday night, and more began hitting the ground Wednesday. To make things worse, subzero readings were forecast for last night (Wednesday) and perhaps the next few days. • Snow fell three times during the past week, with an inch' reported Thursday, Jan. 29, H Jan. 29 34 Jan. 30 18 Jan. 31 10 Feb. 1 12 Feb. 2 20 Feb. 3 Feb. 4 -20 .23 L 16 3 -4 -13 -5 12 0 S lin. Tr. % in. S & L Store Gamble Store Jean's Apparel Penney's Beecher Lane Rusk Drug Cullen Hardware It is supposed to warm up little by the end of the week. Dies On Burt Visit / Burt — Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Buffalo Center on Wednesday for Mrs Anna Gibson. Mrs Gibson, a sister of Mrs Henry Meier, came to Burt on Saturday to spend several wee"ks with Mrs.Meier, but was taken with Q. fatal heart attack on Sunday morning, You Won't Find It All On Page 1- There Are 23 Fowler's Langmack Variety Harrison Variety

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