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State Iowa City; la, ESTABLISHED 1863 entered t* «*cond cJm matter «t th* fttttotftet lit Alfoft*. Nov. 1, 1631 under Act of COnfrtM ot March S, 18V9. ALOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1959 THREE SECTIONS-18 PAGES VOL 96-NO. 8 Fishing Good Down In Florida! By Buss Wallet If you ate .d Bingo addict, w& pass along a Wanting! ' Latest ' directive frdm 1 Postmaster General SummerfieJd has decreed .that Bingo games arc illegal, and advertising cards an nouncing. Bingo games may not to sent through the U.S. mails. This newspaper goes through the U.S. mails, so we hereby wish to inform various clubs, lodges, etc. that if they are .planning a ^game, or have held a game and think we are going to report it, we cannot, as the Postmaster General says no more mention of . in the newspapers, or in the m,ails at all for that matter. Radio stations have also been hit by this edict. The Federal Communications Commission has clamped a similar ban on the mention of . over the air. Severe penalties may be incurred by, So doing, so do not expect to see any more mention of in this newspaper. >. * * * This may come as something of a Surprise 'to some readers, but we find ourselves in hearty agreement wath State Senator D. E. Dewel, chairman 1 of the state senate tax'; revision committee, . who'opened* a ( meeting with tax conimissioners' with"»this asser- , tion: "What I would most like, is a set of instructions for completing a state income .tax'return that I can understand." Personally, we think.the income tax return isn't quite as confused as the one for the state unemployment insurance office, which says everything backward! Good Luck, Senator! From C. R. LaBarre,'Algona man who is vacationing in Florida, came pictures-and clippings about the successful fishing ventures of -another Algonan, Virg Smith. LaBarre, president of Home Federal Savings & Loan, is in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. The Smiths are at St. Petersburg. larger fish than the trout pictured here. We appreciate the pictures from Mr LaBarre, who also sent clippings from both Tampa and St. Petersburg papers. (UDM engraving). If you can't see the bright side of things, polish the dark. "•> * * * Luke E. Linnan, who served an interim appointment on the State Supreme Court of Iowa last year comrriented dn recent news stories regarding the Justices on'tfief bench hiring relatives as assist- 'ants, in 'a talk at the Rotary club Monday noon. He pointed out that there is an allotment of $300 a month for "clerk" hire for. each justice, -and that usually it is more .convenient for a justice ,.to have a relative as the clerk than someone in the usual channel of employment who might not consider $300 much of a salary. Also, he pointed out that Iowa's justices ,are -'paid iysi $12,000 a year — 'in Minnesota the supreme court justices .get $22,000. , * - * ' * :' Cub Scouts and their parents . had a big Blue & Gold pot luck dinner Tuesday evening in the Annex, with many honors passed out, chief being a surprise trophy to Gene, -Hutchins who served for 12 preceding years as a Cubmaster. Virgil Rohlf, who succeeds Gene, as one of the new Cubmasters, told of plans to divide the growing Cub membership into two packs instead of one. "I just got the 29 sewed on and now it's going to be 70", commented one Cub mother who , found out her pack designation had been changed. Cubs are sponsored by the Kiwanis club of Algona. V & * * * Mrs Nettie Rich called us to comment that she had been reading and enjoying the "What's Cooking" column in this paper, sponsored toy the North Central Public Service Co. "Just 63 years ago", said Mrs Rich, "I was cooking on a stove just like the one at the top of the What's Cooking column." : . •"•"- • . * .. • " : How it all got started, we don't know, Byt sornebne wrote in and wanted to have Congressman Merwin ' Coad find out if there were any Communists in the 6th Congressional District. Coad was advised by an unimpeachable source that there were no known Communists in the 6th district, *. *-. • * Down in Florida, a while back, a young man we. all know went -in to rent a car ..and was. asked to produce his driver's license. He did, and discovered it had been . expired for nearly a year, Fortunately, his wife had .one right up to date. Seems there is quite a con. troversy over whether or not mid' night 'horror shows for kids (or adylts) should be shown on the local screen. • A sort of open forum on the subject has been going on -over the air waves about all we say is that if you don't want your kids to see the horror shows keep them at home, •but we have a report- that attend' ance has been, quite good, lo West Bend Republicans Of Conclave Soon A county-wide Republican Conference will be held'at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 at' the Algeria Hotel, it was-announced today by Olivers. Carlson, G.O.P. county chairman. The conference will be one/of a series to be held in Iowa counties during 'the first week in March while members of the Iowa Legislature are home for the customary spring recess. Republicans .from throughoul the county are cordially invited to attend the County Conference The county chairman said thai the\ Republican' County Centra' Committee is seeking a frank and open discussion at the "grass roots" level on the general position and recommended future course of the' Republican party in Iowa. Presentation of individual views will help determine how the G.O.P. :can be strengthened for the 1960 political campaign Frank Moeding Rites, LuVerne LuVerne — Funeral services for Frank Moeding, Sr., . were held Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Lu- Verne Zion Evangelical; Lutheran church-with Rev. Louis Wittenburg officiating. Burial wasi in the. Vernon Township cemetery, west of Ren wick. : Mr Mbeding, 85; years old last Jan. 8, passed away at 5 p.mi Sunday at a nursing home in Humboldt after being hospitalized at the Fort- Dodge Lutheran hospital. Surviving are his wife, Emma, two sons, William and Frank, Jr., of LuVerne, four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A •half-brother, Henry Markman of Round Lake, Minn, Mr Moeding, living in this .vicinity 63 years, served 30 years on .the school board> of the Vernon Consolidated school lamjmack Sells Variety Store on the best 'community outdoor, ice skating rink in this, Famous about pi»»«ns payroll, Pop? me on you* Variety, owned and operated by Elmer Langmack for the past 14 •years, has been purchased by G. J, Jaco of Harjan, Iowa. The store wijl now be known as Jaco Variety. Mr Jaco who will not^be active in the operation here, 1 also owns a var* iety store at Flora, Illinois, Moving Sapn? "~, Are you moving MarchM,- orjnear that date? , If so, the Algona Upper Des Moines would appreciate " learning of your new address,, if there is a change, so that subscribers will not miss any copies of the paper: , Drop', us a postcard giving us both your old address;'and your new address, and telling us how soon you want the change of address made. BoysJ9p r Admit Series Of Break-Ins Mervin Hedin of Whittemore waived pr/eliminary hearing on a charge of breaking and entering in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's cour Tuesday afternoon and was bound over to the March term of distric' court. Bond in the matter was set at $1,000 and was not furnished. He'din is now in the county jail awaiting the district court action. Hedin, 19, and a 15-year old Emmetsburg boy were apprehended : , by .Sheriff Ralph Lind- Korst Monday afternoon following break-ins .. at the Lutheran school, Catholic church and Roeber's? vcafe at Whittemore. The break-ins occurred at 2 a.m; Monday, and Lindhorst arrested the. suspects soon after being called into the case after noon Monday. The Emmetsburg youth was turned over to Palo Alto county authorities for action in juvenile court. The pair admittedly took $13 in change during the three break'ins and also took a tape recorder from the church. Lindhorst got signed statements from both and Hedin admitted several earlier break-ins which were not reported at the time they occurred in the-area. ' James D.WoodaJl, Alta, paid $18.60 and costs each on cpunts of overload on registration and Overload on axle; L. E. Junkermeier, Lakota, paid $15 and costs for failing to have his vehicle under control; Fern J. Krueger Lone Rock, paid $10 for improper passing; and James A, Will,,'" gona, paid $5 and costs for a s sign violation in other cases heard by Ofitwinkle during the week. Nyman Elected To County Soil District Post John C.' Nyman of 'Bancroft was elected to a six year term as commissioner of the_ Kossuth County Soil Conservation District at that organization's annual banquet and meeting in the Swea City high gym Tuesday night. Nyman will serve with Ernest Heidecker, Lakota, and J. C. Skow,. Wesley, chairman, -on the board. Other officers of the organization are Paul Haverly, Wesley, newly-named treasurer, and Dean Barnes, Algona, secretary. Conservation award certificates, given by the Des'Moines Register and the Soil Conservation Service, were presented to four county ' farmers for their work during the year. Reuben Hoi- comb, Swea City, got the tenant- operator division certificate; Harvey. L. Larson, Swea City, owner- operator division certificate; Victor Neuroth, Algona, new operator certificate; and Lester Fuch- .sen, Whittemore, level land certi- cate. Featured speaker at the event was Rev. S. H. Hammer, Swea who . showed slides of his .rp to the Scandinavian counties. Mrs L. A. Newbrough, Lx)ne Rock, also gave a short talk following the dinner which was served by the Swea City Band Mothers. The annual report was nanded out to members preced ing the affair; The Algona unit of the conservation district was given a five yefir safety award, 'a result of accident - free performance of duties during the period. Two former officers of the district, T. E. Lagerstrom, Burt, and Glenn Jenkinson, Algona, were presented with gifts by the organization, Lagerstrom served as a commissioner and was not a candidate for reelection and Jenkinson is the former district treasurer. In Triple Car Crash, Lakofa Both Victims From Emmetsburg; Kossuth People Injured A three-car crash 4% milea south of Elmore on highway 10E early Sunday evening during blinding snowstorm resulted in fatal injuries for an Emmetsburg businessman, Rouze A. Spaur, 44 and his wife, Vera, 40. The deaths were the first on Kossuth roads during 1959. Nine other persons were injured in the accident. They were: Kaihy Spaur, 12, daughter of the dead couple, unding- nosed injuries. Edward Greiiilat, 46, La- kola, head and scalp injuries. Mrs Edward Grettilat, 24, head injuries. Sheryl Greiiilat, 2Vi, head injuries. Mrs Paul Richardson, 36, Lakofa, bruises and cuis. Cheri Ann Richardson, S, minor injuries. Judy Richardson, 16, cuts and bruises. Susan Richardson, 12, bruises. ,.' Carolyn Blome, 17, Lakoia, bruises. • The Spaur girl and the three members of the Grettilat family were taken to the Blue Earth, Minn, hospital for treatment. The others were not hospitalized. According to authorities, Mr Spaur died instantly of a basal skull fracture. Mrs Spaur died three hours after the crash at Blue Earth of a right frontal skull fracture. The Spaurs, who were headed south at the time, were returning from Northfield, Minn, where they had visited with a daughter during the weekend. Tho Richardson machine, driven by Mrs Richardson, was also headed south behind the. Spaur'auto. Her rt thireg m d4iJfc|'hters "and ^the Blome girl were"*in the auto/'"'"' "" Mr Grettilat, who farms 1% miles north of Lakota, had his wife and little daughter with him and was headed north at the time. All were taken to'the Blue Earth hospital and were still there Tuesday. According to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, the ditches and highway were a solid blanket of white and the highway very slippery from sleet and snow when ihe mishap occurred. The sheriff, Patrolman Charles Bird and County Coroner Dr. James Devine were called to the scene. The Spaur and Grettilat autos, a 1959 Chevrolet and a 1955 Ford, collided head-on. The Grettilat machine wound up in the east ditch and the Spaur car spun around and came to a halt across the highway. Mr and Mrs Spaur were thrown from the vehicle and were found on the east shoulder of the highway. Almost immediately after the first collision, the Richardson auto struck the Spaur auto broadsides. Mrs Richardson noticed the lights from the Grettilat auto, but couldn't see the Spaur machine on the road. Its lights were out. Mrs Richardson, her three daughters and Miss Blome walked a quarter-mile to the farm home of August Hagedorn to call help to the scene. They received itreatment at the Blue Earth hospital and were released that night. Grettilat reported that he attempted to get his auto out of the way of .the Spaur vehicle by leading toward the east ditch, jut the collision occurred before could -get off the road. It is possible that Mr Spaur lost con- ;rOl on the icy pavement and Set $816,500 Road Program In Want To Live Longer? NO NAME If you fool that smoking — especially cigarette smoking — is a detriment to health, then you will be interested to know that Nicotine Anonymous exists. , It is a non-duos-paying, non - officered organization, with 13 members at present, all with n common viewpoint on cigarette smoking. Recently several of the ex- smokers, all connected with Universal Mfg. 'Co. here, decided to have a membership card. The emblem shown is one side of the card. There is no admission fee and no dues, no meetings or officers, said M. C. (Oscar) Metcalf, one of the charter members. Irvin (Pudge) Miller, from the same office, used the subject of lung cancer and its relationship to cigarette smoking, as a recent subject at a Toasimaslers contest here. Ho took second place and found five new members for Nicotine Anonymous. "Don't lake our word for it,' say the present members. "Just read the article on lung cancer in the March issue of the Reader's Digest." Bancroft Boy, 6, Stricken, Fever Terry Hauge, 0-year-old first grader at the Bancroft public school, is confined to his bed with rheumatic fever. He is the son" of Mr and Mrs Byron Hauge. He has been ailing since Oct.- sometimes running a fever of over 105. His illness was definitely diagnosed Sunday as rheumatic fever. He must remain quiet at least 22 out of every 24 hours of the day for the next two weeks. Manager of Algona's new Jaco Variety store is Al Brown ,wh° comes to Algona. after managing a J§co stpre jn Wood .River, Illinois, for ,ihe past 11 -years. Mr. JJrown t who is 38 years old; a native, of St, Louis, and a veteran 1 of -Army ..service. Jn. World War Jl, is' married and has three ghildreA, He. 'was previously with Wbolworfh & Co, Before joining the Jaeo operation, Don Sherman In Vets Hospital Don Sherman, shop foreman at Kossuth note? Co. here, is still undergoing 'tests and receiving treatment in Veteran's hospital at Des Moines. He has been a patient there {or the past month, Tony J. Wagner Rites Thursday Tony J, Wagner, 65, of Wesley died Sunday at the Hancock Memorial Hospital, Britt, Funeral services will be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Benedict Catholic •Church, St. Benedict: The Rev. Fr, O'Connor will-officiate. BuriaK will be in St. Joseph .Cemetery, Wesley. He is survived by two sisters, Miss Rose Wagner, Milwaukee, and Miss Martha Wagner, Brighton, Colo., and a brother, Leo, Corwith. Algona Boys 4-H Algona B,oys ^H Ciwb met the home of Stephen and Russel Canaijy. Allan sndi Russell .IBode gave talks. Kenneth' Arndorfer presented the discussion The Fair rules were read by Arny Peterson couldn't keep his car from swerv- ! . •_/_ J.1 AU *t f~* Hj-it4-i1 r\t *f Agnes Dutton Succumbs; Rites Here Today Funeral services for Agnes C Dutton, 79, long-time resident o Algona, will be held this morn ing (Thursday) at 9:30 a.m. in St Cecelia's Catholic church. Msgr P. P. Gearen will officiate, buria will be at Calvary cemetery anc McCullough's Funeral Chapel i in charge of arrangements. Pall bearers were slated to be sij nephews of the deceased. • Mrs Dutton died at St. Ann hospital Saturday. She had been in ill health for the past six years. . Agnes Cynthia Dole, daughter of Fred and Elizabeth Weisen Dole, was born July 29, 1879, in Illinois and carne to this area five years later. She moved with her family to St. Benedict in 1884 and later to Irvington, Mrs Dutton has lived here since 1914. She was married to Robert J. Dutton at St. Joe and he preceded her in death in 1935. Two sons also preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs Geneva Dodds, Algona; and Mrs Corine Burgener, Spirit Lake; a son, Robert Dutton, San Bernardino, Calif.; a brother, Leo Nina Duryea, Teacher 66 Years,Passes Funeral services for Nina Duryca, 89, Algona resident for the past half-century and school teacher for 66 years prior to her retirement, were held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Hamilton Funeral Home here. Rov. James E, Boyd of the Congregational church officiated and burial was at Rivcrvicw cemetery. Miss Duryea died Friday rtt St Ann hospital where she had been a patient for only one day. Born June 10, 1869, at Osage Miss Duryea was a daughter ol George W. and Rose Kennedy Duryea. She came lo Algona in 1910 and taught at Garner, Forest City and Ledyard. She wab county supt. of schools in Haaken county, South Dakota, and Sunday School supt. at Midland, So Dak., for 25 years. She nevei married. Her brother, Jim Duryea, who died in 1942 .gained fame while pitching for the Baltimore Orioles in the major leagues about the ,'urn of the century. He also made lis home here. Survivors include a sister, Mamie, who lives in an Emmets- Durg rest home, and a nephew, ~ eorge A. Africa, town clerk at Armstrong. Miss Duryea was a member of the Congregational church here for many years. County 18 Townships Affected By Coming Work Before too many weeks go by, heavy road construction equipment will begin work on an estimated $816,500 worth of projects on county secondary and farm to market roads, according to County Engineer H. M. (Slim) Smith. A total of 18 townships in the county, will have grading and graveling, new bridges and culverts, clearing and grubbing and surfacing projects completed before the work season ends. Townships that will be host to construction crews during the summer are Buffalo, Eagle, Grant, Springfield, Seneca, Swea, Garfield, Burt, Irvington, Harrison, Riverdale, Wesley, Plum Creek, Portland, Greenwood, Whittemore, Union and Letjyard. Bids for the various projects will be called for later this spring, according to Smith. A total of 34.9 miles of grading and 'graveling is. slated to cost 1171,500 ($111,200 grading ana i60,300 graveling); 99.9 miles of urfaclng, $466,500;, 10 bridges, $117,400; many culverts, $21,900; and clearing and grubbing right- of-way, $16,700. The surfacing projects will include a three-inch asphalt treated base and one-inch hot asphalt top; a 1 Ms-inch asphalt top on roadbed already prepared; a 4- inch soil aggregate base; or ordinary gravel. . , The schedule of projects for the county was .prepared several months ago tmd okayed for 1959. Very few miles of work originally asked for on the schedule were turned down when presented for approval. : Only the clearing and grubbing work will be done on an hourly, basis, the rest entirely on contract with road construction firms who successfully bid when the time comes. A total of 132 miles of county roads were surfaced and resurfaced during 1958, compared with 134.8 miles pending this year. ing into the path of Grettilat's car. All three vehicles were badly damaged in the crash. Funeral rites for Mr and Mra Spaur are slated to be held today (Thursday) at 2 .p.m. in the Methodist church at Emmetsburg and tomorrow (Friday) at Knoxville. Burial will be at Knoxville. Besides the daughter, Kathy, the Spaurs are survived by two other daughters, Mrs Basil Jacobsen, Northfield, Minn., and Mrs Cyril Armstrong, Adel. Mrs Spaur has a brother, Kenneth Wagner, and a sister, Mrs Earl Chambers, living at Corwith. SeriousJ rouble Over $10 Check A charge of false drawing and Uttering of a bank check fourth Offense, resulted in Virgil Krosch oi Prnpre, vMinn. being bouncj Dole, Knapp, grandchildren grandchildren. Wisconsin; four and five great- over to Kolsuth district court, Tuesday, by Justice C. H, Ost* winkle. * , _ Krosch was charged with pass-* ling a check for $1Q at a tedyard grocery, Wedding Licenses To 3 Couples Three licenses to wed have been issued during the past week, going to the .following couples at the office of Alma Pearson, clerk of the district court: Feb. 23 — Dean Mcllravy, Algona, and Nancy Brown, Villisca Feb. 25 — Valgene Hansen and Norma Jean Price, Wesley; Kenneth Parton, Hedrick, and Ruby Kirby, Farson. Back From Washington Sam Larson of Armstrong returned Saturday from Washington, D. C. where he discussed legislation with congressmen from this area. Mr Larson made the trip: with 1§Q othsrmembers of the Farmer's Union from the mjq* west. The group also visiteq government offices, at the nation's capital. Banker Hurt In Motor Mishap W. E. Carlson, president of the Swea City bank, has been released from a Perry hospital following an auto mishap. Carlson was injured in a head on collision in Perry. He had attended a bank meeting at Swea City and left for Des Moines Wednesday noon, of last week. Injuries included, facial cuts, fractured rib and broken arm. Carlson moved to Des Moines the beginning of the month but maintains his position in Swea City. Whole New L/.S. 18Paving An entirely new U.S. _highway 18 across Kossuth county is in prospect as a result of announce^ nent of a proposed state road .citing contract foe 1959. The proposed letting is proposed only. Most of the projects even if adpoted will not be constructed until 1960. The proposed new work on state highways in Kossuth and adjacent counties is as follows: Highway 18 — resurface 15.8 miles from the Palo Alto county line to Sexton. Highway 18 — 5.4 miles new paving, and .8 miles widening from Sexton to Hancock county line. New railroad crossing signals, C & N.W. Tracks, Gerled; M & St. L, crossing in LuVerne. Also in the program is 5.4 miles of new paving from the Kossuth line to Britt on highway 18, all in Hancock county. Springfield Sparklers Springfield Sparklers met at the home of Linda Pingel. Mrs Orville Runksmeier .was tha guest. Sandra Johnson, Pamela Keil, Janis Goetz and Sharon Klooster were chosen "to sing in .the 4-H chorus, Big Thaw Begins After 8 Inch Surprise Snow Snow, varying in depths from four inches reported at the Algona airport by Weatherman Wayne Johnson to an estimated eight inches elsewhere around this area, put snowplows and snow shovels back into use late Sunday night and early Monday, In fact* snow removal crews are still hauling away huge piles which accumulated in Algona during the storm, Temperature readings prior to the snow storm dropped as low as they've been all winter with a low of 80 below zero registere4 at thfc airport Thursday., J.t was 15 be* low the. next night, but -readings returned to near nopnal melted much of the siww, the last four days, ;• , An underlayment of slee/t made ' streets and highways in the area treacherous and_resulted^Jn the deaths 'of two persons near Elmore during, storm Sunday evening,' ' H Feb. 18 :.,1'4 Feb. 19 ,.i;.,, 5 Feb. 20 ,23 Feb. 21 .„_„—33 Feb. 22 Feb. 23 --„..—; Feb. 24 „-, Eeb, ; n i*. 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