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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 12, 1959
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X State Hifftorloal Iowa City, la* iSYAftitSffft) !§&§ niMDuariEw 100* Kn***tt. '•§ Nev, clsw ftitte* *t tfc* ^Mrtdifiet M Alien*, IBM, unafcf Act «J Coftirei? o* Mtttsft ST1W9. AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, Fi&RUARY 12, 1959 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES •*•*** PLUS 16 PAGE TABLOID VOL. 96 - NO, ''Mi IB) nty t' After 14 Below Sy ftusa Walter E. 3. (Duke) Kinsey of Algona Who recuperating nicely from surgery, recently had' the experience .o^flying from Chicago •to Los Ahgeleg in 4% hours. The Kmsey son, Bob, is a pilot for Continental Airlines, 'and presently is in training to fly pas- sengto jets. ;Bob .arranged f6r his father's trip to,the%test coast! where Bob. and'his'family live; Bob was.a,Navy pildt hvWW 2. Duke says > that' .the plane had barely started before the stewardess came, 'around and took his order for?dinner, -.Later it was servedi , and ,-by the time Duke finished V eaiin,g; ther.plane was * getting ready to land in , Los Angeles. ' ,< , a " ' * ' \tp' " i \ # . W ' : A private duty nurse observed her 40th anniversary in the nursing profession recently, at Pasadena, '.and she is a native of Kossuth county. She is Helen Radig, daughter of Wm. and Katherine Radig, deceased, who once farmed at Lotts Creek. Recently, 100 friends and relatives gathered at PaSadena, where the California State Nurses' Ass'n honored-Miss Radig for a' 30-year membership in the organization. She had 'been ah actiye private duty nurse in California, since 1922, going there from Iowa. Nursing seems to be a, tradition in her family; she has a Sister and three nieces in the profession, and two grand-nieces in nurse training. " * * * . . We note that in Switzerland the men still rule the roost. They have again refused women the right to vote (what, no league of Women Voters?); • decided by a nation wide', referendum'. Maybe it is only a coincidence, but Switzerland also seems to be the only nation in the world ablfe to remain' ' 'aloof from " - the : assorted World Wars as they come along. ,* * * *• ' A memo from Congressman Merwin Coad comments "that Secy, 'of,Agr.,,,Benson told Congress ' the President's message, "put the bugron the back of Congress" with ..regard to lowering of farm price supports. Congressman Coad says he in turn 'put a "bug" in Benson's ear that he should expect no help-from Coad in his plan to short change the farmers. * * '* We are definite believers in heredity — especially when our kids, come home With good report cards! ' * *- . * The Elmore, Minn. Eye, a lively and interesting paper, reports that .the Town of Elmore realized a net profit of $18,309.01 from its . municipal liquor store operation in 1958, a shade under the 1957 net however. * * * We had a prospect looking a* a portable typewriter ,the other day, and one of the staff discussing the matter with the prospect remarked that one of the nicest features was that you could take a portable 'typewriter,- with you wherever you,went. "That's fine", replied the pros-, pect, "but it wouldn't mean much to me — I'm not going anyplace." The Cuban executions have resulted in an exchange of excerpts from the Bible, each endeavoring to prove an opposite point of view: "Thou shalt not kill" — Exodus 20:13. ' ' "The murderer shall surely be put to death" — Numbers 35.16. * * * The president of a college in Carolina has issued an edict on good night kisses for his students. They must be an "instantaneous kiss — rather than longevity", says the good Doctor. Now the question is, where can they get a stop watch with an alarm? * k * * * Stew McFadden and Al Agena were on a recent program committee for the Rotary Club. Each was assigned a program during the month.. A suggestion was made to Agena that" there was a good colored film of the 1958 World Series available through Chicago, He wrote in' and, asked for a specific Monday; the reply said the film was already.booked, for that- date. Came the program; it was the World Series film, which McFadden Had ALSO written for and obtained prior to Agena's request. Definitions Inflation is some* thing that cost $5 to buy. a few years ago, and now costs $10 to repair, ;• * * » Hungarian coHe<$>« we paying $9 and more in the black market for a new U,S, posiags stamp. Why? If bears the portrait of L^>uis Kossutlrwho Jed Hungary's attempt for freedom in 1840,' r * * *' ; Antique Gun Wounds Son And Father In Accident An antique ,gun that accidentally discharged sent a father and son from the SWea City .area to the hospital, last Friday. • , ' ••••";.•• ' : . . , • ! ,, , » Neither Everett flippenirop,48, of his son^Lyle, 11, were seriously injured,-however, . ; ^ > The father was released Sunday and the son was allowed to go. home "on.Monday,xafter.hospitalwation-ai Egtherville, , ,,The sons, Lylfe and. Eugene, were reported to be loading the gun, a *22 calibre Weapon that had belonged to their .grandfather. , ,-. •.'.''•", ,^"'-•• The'gun discharged and struck Lyle in the left side of the chest. The wound was declared as superficial, fortunately. „••,,,' . : ; , The father picked up the 'gun after, ihe first mishap, and it discharged agam. hitting him. in the hand. No bones were broken. v Both father and son were taken to EstherVille immediately. v; , * , * The 5?l>Pentrpps live on the,William Phelps farm, north of Swea City,near the Minnesota border, where Mr Rippen. Irop is employed^ by Phelps. • ' . . Skeily Oil Station Here Sold To Dennis A Wdsleyan; Dennis, Se'efeld, son of Mi- and Mrs Leander Seefeld, purchased, Scobba Skeily Service 'fr6m\ Monte Scobba of Algona last Thursday, .Feb.'5. Denriis became operator of the local station the- same day- ' A lifelong- resident of ,-Wesley, Dennis attended School', there/ then was employed by his'-'father oh a farm. He later was' a trUck- er and hired man on another farm in the area, then did .a littl£*me- chamcal, work 1 on »autbs ; -at' St>< Benedict. • Dennis is single, teaches -a Sunday School • class at, Trinity. Lutheran church here and. enjoys woodworking, and hunting as 'hobbies,'- .He has three, sjs-' , ters, including. Mrs ' D6n^T?§Coy of'Algona. ' " " .-'"••, •"'• l - ^'MrScobba operated the-'skeiiy' "Station here for the past>six years.. He will undergo; surgery for ulcers in the'near fulur-e'Vria will be unable to do any heavy work-for about a year. ,-*._».* * "As announced last week, two local business firms changed hands. Pictured here are the new owners. Duane Carson is the new owner of Cowan Building Supply Co. and Tom Rich purchased and is now operating Gene's T-V & Radio service here. see any rpbjn* on yovjr way *o work this morning? Duane Carson Dennis Seefeld Lutherans At Burt O.K. Plan, New Church Plans for a new church to house the congregation of St. John's Lutheran church at Burt have been given preliminary approval An architect's presentation e drawings for a church to sea. 272 in the naeve overflow seating capacity of 420 has been approved. Twelve Sunday schoo rooms are also included in the plans and room for social anc dining facilities able to handle 200. Members ,of the. building com mittee are Eugene Drager, -Ray mond Lavrenz, Martin Meyer Leo Schmidt, Robert Schmidt Henry Schroeder, and Rev, Art hur L. Schultz. Advisory mem bers of the committee are Howarc Batt, Eugene Meyer, Helena Mey er, Herman Rachut Jr., Mrs Mil fred Radig -and Mrs Rudolph Willrett. The present church was buil in 19X9 but its facilities have been outgrown. Plans have been dis cussed for several years. No dates have been set for let ting of bids, for construction. Tom Rich Union Services Here On Friday Friday, Feb. 13, will mark the 'World Day pf Prayer, which began in 1887, * , This year, the.union Protestant services in Algonai will be held at the .First Methodist Church* £:QQ p.m. Participating churches are: First MethQdist, First Lutheran, Presbyterian, Congregational, Episcopal, ell from Algona, Methodist", of Good Hope, and '; from' Jrvington. TellierWins Pistol Shoot Frank Tellier, county conserva tion officer, was awarded firs place in. the police .pistol shoo held in th,e National Guarc Armory here Thursday night Feb. 5, Tellier scored a total o 410 points, ArBoekelman, chief 'of police and Rich Groen, policeman, of Algona, actually finished ahead of Tellier, but local officers were not eligible for the prizes. Boekel. man hit 433 and Groen 414 during the night. • ' , Louis Nuehring, Algona, was second to Tellier with 403. Other prize winners were Arliss Booth, Fort Dodge patrolman, 399, Lloyd Meyer, Fort Dodge patrolman, 378, L, W. Dickinson, Humboldt patrolman, 375, and Pete Henry; Eagle Grove policeman. Don ftartig, ' Manspn ; polipeman, was, jawarded § special prize for low pcore, 186. ! Other top shooters among the entered werf Joe McBride, Al» ' Sub-Zero Hits After 6 to 9 [ Inch Snowfall, Operation Snow Shovel" -ceri" inued in Kossuth county '/Wed* nesday, despite a frigid -tu'ctte blast 'that sent the mercury currying -to '14 degrees belovif zero Tuesday•'Anight. - The cold weather followed a blizzard that deposited from six to' nine inches, of snow around the area Monday night. ' „ * ' , > Official snowfall recorded 'at he Algona airport followipg the storm was six inches, according o Weatherman Wayne Johnson, .larger amounts elsewhere result-' ed in one of the most°concentrated snow-removal efforts here in years. As late as Wednesday afternoon, "Algona streets in the residential districts were about half as wide as normal due to huge' snow banks. ' , '< Removal equipment began th& task of hauling all plowed snow from the business district Tues-j day'night and continued all day] Wednesday. ,' , j State and county plows also worked alt day Wednesday. Most main roads, both state and county, were open, but side road^l were not, N6 Fire Calls According'-«to officials, there was;no'reported damage to telephone or power lines in this vicinity, and according to Fire. Chief Ira Kohl of Algona no fire calls came in to the local station during the entire week. A serious fire while roads were clogged with drifts could have been disastrous. , L Service stations and • garages kept* their tow trucks busy following/ the. storm as-hundreds-of* motorists couldn't get their autos from driveways to. the streets. Hundreds of Algona "Workers were forced to walk to work early Tuesday and many purchased chains and had them installed , after their autos were able to operate. All schools in the entire area were closed Tuesday and opened again Wednesday after country roads were opened for bus travel. Two farm sales were postponed due to the blizzard. The Kayser estate sale, % mile west and two miles north of St. Joe, slated for Tuesday, Feb. 10, was re-scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 1*9, and the Robert Corderman sale, originally slated for Wednesday, Feb. 11, was re-set for this Sunday,, Feb. 15. It will be held a mile north and two miles east of Armstrong. Complete listings will be found'in this newspaper. One surprising feature of the two-day snow-clearing operation and the icy roads that resulted was the fact no auto accidents were reported in Algona or on county or state roads in Kossuth. There were no reports filed with city police or at the sheriff's office as drivers took it easy and 'drove with caution. Mail Service Recovers : According to local postal officials, practically all mail service was returned to near-normal conditions Wednesday. The morning train from'the west, which was only 50 minutes late Tuesday, was two hours late Wednesday, but star,- routes and other mail traveled almost on time. The .'highway post office from Des Moines was three hours late Tuesday and rural carriers from the Algona. office were several hours late after waiting, for-the HYPO .to arrive. .Most rural mail boxes were serviced Tuesday despite bad roads. Drifting Biggest Problem Most serious drifting during the storm occurred in protected areas, according to road crews who put in one of their toughest schedules of work in several years. Traces of snow were registered at (he airpor^ on four separate days during the week and the 14 below reading Wednesday morning was the third sub-zero mark during the seven day period. High reading was 30 degrees Saturday. 7 Foot Drifts In Algona Our readers in Kossuth county don't need to bo told of the Monday night-Tuesday morning blizzard and snow which swept northern Iowa. The above photo, however, may substitute for words with those on southern vacations or Hying elsewhere. ' The abwe drift was directly across the street from the Upper DCS Moines Pub. Co. office. The drift was 7 feet high. Just the other side of the drift is the new city parking lot. Buildings in the background are the rear entrances to State Street business places. (UDM foto and'engraving). gona policeman, ' 401, and Ernie Hutchison, - Algona policeman, 378. Brain Tumor Operation For Small Lakota Girl Lakota — Friends of the Albert Slepers will be sorry to learn that their little twin daughter Jean, who has been ill since Christmas was taken to Rochester on Thursday where she underwent many examinations and tests. She had to undergo brain; surgery this Wednesday morning* had a brain tumor. She is doing as well as can be expected at this writing. Her twin sister Jane and Rhonda are staying with the John S. Rippenlrops and Sherman and David are staying with the Nick Thomsens, Mrs jSldper is ..stay* *bg s a-tyRcfchesler' • while ; ;Mr • Sleper for part of r ,,the time. Mrs Morgan, Algona, Dies InFla.City Mrs H. E, Morgan, 81, longtime resident of Algona, died suddenly at Ft..Myers, Fla. Monday afternoon. She had not been ill until Monday morning when she was taken to a Fort Myers hospital where she died several hours later. Mrs Morgan was on a vacation trip with her daughter and son- in-law, Mr and Mrs Willis Cotton of Lone Rock, and had been in Florida about three weeks. Funeral services for Mrs Morgan will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Congregational church here with Rev. James Boyd officiating. Burial will be at Riverview cemetery and McCullough's Funeral Chapel is in charge oi arrangements. Mrs Morgan was born April 7, 1877, in Wisconsin and came here as a small girl. She had lived in and near Algona since that time. She was married to Howard E. Morgan and Mr and Mrs Morgan farmed for several years southwest of Algona before moving to town in 1910. Mr Morgan died in March, 1955. Her daughter, Edith (Mrs Cot- .ton), Lone Rock; a son, Ralph Morgan, Algona; and three grandchildren survive. K 18 5 Feb. 6 Feb. 7 — — __,3Q Feb. 8 ,..—,.17 Feb. 9 •„ ...... .18 Feb. 10 •„,'„„ J7 Feb. ; 11 -.,_„„-. There -were L S -5 Tr. -11 15 0 Tr. 15 Tr. 12 6 -14" Tr. indications Wed ngsday that the severe cold snap might .be alleviated during the few days ^ biiHn <the mean-,««».' residing fcasl their sjy>w ' shovels sharp and were completing the ari eye storm. out for a task, with possible new School Elections Slated Mar. 9 School board elections will be held Monday, March 9, to fill two posts pn the Kossuth County Board of Education. Incumbents are Clifford Krantz of Titonka for area one, and Wes Bartlett of Algona for area three. Each is expected to be a candidate to succeed himself. The-regular school election in Algona and other community school districts will also be held March 9. Members whose terms are expiring are Eugene Hutchins and Robert Deal, each for three years. Both will be candidates for re-election. Eugene Schemel, treasurer, will also be a candidate for re-election. Kossuth Did dCk. On R.E.A. Prizes In addition to D. L. McArthur of Algona, who won the top prize of a refrigerator-freezer at the annual meeting of the Humboldt Rural Electric Co-Op. annual meeting last week Tuesday, as reported in this paper, most other major prizes also went to Kossuth people. H. W. Schultz, Whittemore, won an electric saw; Clifford Young of Titonka won an electric percolator; J. W. Goetz, Wesley, won an electric can opener; and Lee Kiley of Burl won an electric drill. Eugene Drager of Algona was re-elected as secretary. Mother, Burt Pastor, Dies The Rev, F. G.'Samek, pastor pf the Burt Methodist church was advised today that his mother Mrs Fred Samek, Sr,, had died at 3 a.m. at a Cedar Rapids hospital. She was taken ill suddenly Saturday and was placed under oxy? gen immediately. Fall Fatal For St. Benedict Tot Last rites for Pamela L. McKeown, 11-month old baby daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas McKeown, St. Benedict, were held at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Catholic church there with Father Francis Conway officiating. Burial' was at Calvary cemetery, Algona, and Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pamela died baturday night near Grand Meadow, Minn, as her parents were rushing her to a Rochester hospital. She fell from a table in the McKeown home earlier and after preliminary treatment and observation by an Algona doctor, was being taken to Rochester. The fall occurred while Mr and Mrs McKeown were outside the home searching for a possible fire on the structure. They smelled smoke, rushed outside to look around and when they returned inside the house, Pamela had fallen. Pamela was born a-t Spencer Feb. 20, 1958 and the McKeown family moved to St. Benedict six months later. Mr McKeown is a salesman for a feed company. The parents and five brothers and sisters survive. They are Brian, Mark, Gregory, Jacquelyn and Colleen. G.O.P. Women To Meet Feb. 18 Mrs Enid Robinson of Hampton, will be the guest speaker at the Kossuth County Club of the Jowa Council of Republican Women, Wednesday, Feb. 18, after a 1 o'clock luncheon aV the Johnson House in Algona. Mrs Robinson will discuss her recent experiences as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the International Conference on Tariff and Trade (GATT), in Geneva, Switzerland. All interested women are urg* ed to attend. Reservations for the lunch can be made with Mrs Lillian Frederickson, Burt, Commit ees To Handle Charity Ball Named Plans for the annual Algona Charity Ball, .have been partially completed,' according to Bunt Harmfes, general dhairman of the events The ball } will beheld Tuesday evening, March 31,'in the Algona high school building and will include a program, dance and the king and queen-crowning ceremonv. All committee members have been named by 1-Iarmes and Roy Hutzell, co-chairman, and some of the early details have already been taken care of. Here are the committees: program and music, Dr. R. K, Richardson, chairman, Jerry Metcalf, co-chairman; publicity, Jack Chrischilles; d e c o r a tions, Don Nelson, chairman, Jack Evans, co-chairman, Bob Barnes, Warren Nelson, Dr..N. J. Kelley, Art Van Zuiden, Imogene Lighter, Sidney Johnson, Art Olson, Harry Godden, Mabel Soronsen, Clair Blossom, Dr. L. L. Snyder, Bob Diekman and Marie Plaunt. Reception, Dr. Harold Erickson, Helen Huber, Russ Buchanan, Wes Bartlett and Gordon Winkel, presidents of local service .clubs; patrons and patronesses, Marc Moore, chairman, Gene Furst, Dr. Arnold, Luke Linnan, Dr. F. C. Scanlan, Ed Farrell, Mark Stanton, Bob Dransfeldt, Leo Immerfall, Dave Leefert, Joe Tschetter, John Rossman, Richard Cook, Don Meyer, Al Agena, Genq Murtagh, Harold Fristedt and Wilbur Reinders. Contribution booth, Mrs R. ,G. Richardson; check room, Sorop- lomist club; king and queens, Dean Parrott, Joe Lowe and Hel- mulh Miller; treasurer, Helmuth Miller; and toastmaster, Phil Diamond. 250 Banquet At National Farm Loan Meeting "Demand for credit continues lo expand with the rapidly changing pictures in the business of agriculture." So said Al K. Jones of The Federal Land Bank of Omaha in his talk Tuesday of last week to members of the Algona National Farm Loan Association, assembled for thein annual meeting, at the VJET.W. Hall with nearly 250 people in attendance. Dinner was served by the V.F.W. ladies auxiliary. The directors' report given by Hugh Raney and the secretary treasurer's report given by Eugene H. .- Hutchins, mentioned highlights of the year's -activity of the local NFLA. Membership and loan volume increased during 4he year, .Reserves were increased; and anpther dividend wns paid. Interest on higher rata FLB loans was reduced to 4%% in June, 1958 when money costs made this permanent reduction, possible. Present outlook was reported that there would be a growing demand for farm loans- during 1959 judging from inquir« es and pending applications. Hugh Black and Hugh Raney were re-elected directors for three year terms. Directors holding over _ during their unexpired terms are Doug- Ins Wildin of. Algona, Leandejj, Menke of Swea' City, and Lawrence Dittmer of Lbne Rock. At the organization meeting of the board of directors Hugh Black, was named president; Hugh Raney was named vice president, Eugene Hutchins, secretary-treasurer, and Stella Mae BreenJ as* sistant secretary-treasurer. -, ' Musical entertainment .wag, provided by Jin Ho Deal a'ccom-* paiiied on :the.'piano ,'by Linda; Smith. Another program feature was the State Championship Farm Bureau Girls Trio including Carol Frideres, Bonnie Froehlich, Wilrna Brown and ao companist Janice Bode. 174 File Claims, Jobless Pay During the month of January a total of 174 new claims for unemployment compensation were taken by the Algona office pf the Iowa State Employment service. This number was about at the same level as for the January period one year ago. Continued claims for unemployment compensation were up about 12% from the January, 1958, figures. Some .decrease in the numbers of both new and continued claims is expected during February and March. Placements of applicants in new jobs were up only slightly from the month of December, and new job oepnings were limited. There is a demand for qualified farm hands for year around farm jobs, and at the present time there appears to, be a serious shortage Pickup Truck Stolen Theft of a pickup truck, owned by Bob McCullough of Algona, was reported to local police this week. The pickup was stolen sometime Monday from its parking place south of the Legion hall. Redeem Nearly $500 In U-D-M Money, Dollar Days . wWif 9 ^ •* -T •^v^fi .When, \J»| -•"-*«—•' .V TT 'j;* "£? V>!r»irt""r4 WX'MSiM"' above »« the Upper Des MdaMf&pwtf fe*.!2 b *" g a ?'wp»*H»f -*—•—-••• ftt

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