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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 5, 1959
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i( " - , -, 0f j, -fr 5~ *^f f ~~•< ' v Xi-:- ;• " *v-s >S ' Iff State Hlstotioal Iowa City, la, 1863 Mtertd u neotid el*tt toittto tt tht poitoffle* tt Alton*, IttWK, N6*. 1. 1631 under Aef (rf Conftwtt ot H*rett 3, ItTft. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1959 3 SECTIONS - 24 PAGES VOL 96 - NO, 9 rents Flee Dawn Fire By HUBS Waller ''*','* * • ' Nicotine Anonymous, composed of former cigarette smokers who have given up the habit, have had sdme interesting developments since a news story first appeared last week telling of the organization. It seems that therfe are a lot of folks who have thought of quitting cigarette smoking, but • with most of thern it is-a question' of "how to-dp it." , , ' * • * * At Universal - Mfg. Co; here, where the ,idea originated and wher,e there are a half dbzen-or so members,, they' 1 , have no magic formula, and while some have quit smoking they are not makfhg a "deal" out qf'it, but .they are being a'sked a lot of questions, from both men and women who evidently would like to stop smoking 1 , .-,. as of Monday there were 15 members' with cards . . . no dues, no meetings, no officers — and if you fall off the' wagon it's just your own hard luck; nobody is' going to pick you up! *' * * Wives of members, however, report some inter^sting.observations in connection with their, hubbies decision to forego tobacco. Seems \he boys fjind out what it's like to taste food for a change, they say coffee has a new flavor, they wake up in the morning without a cough, and then in the second day or so do battle with their , twitching nerves which are crying out for nicotine relief. "If you get by the second day, you'll be OK" is the way one member summarizes the experience. 'Another member says "it added to my waistline but.I sure feel better." If you have honestly' ceased to smbke and want a membership card, just write to Nicotine Anonymous,' c/o Universal Mfg 1 . Co., Algona, Iowa. , * •* * 4 A loud'answer, too, can 'turn away wrath — if you are big enough. , - » * ' * * U .Well, all ihe election contests in the state have now been settled by the legislature . .-. but down- . I-L* TTJ U A AM . • *m'i.'~2:4-.',* •V.C^.UM. J.1ZV <«V~*^ * Truck Crashes In Fog Two West Plains, Mo., men, Kenneth Dale Hall, 18, and William Johnston, 20, luckily escaped death when the truck shown above crashed into a bridge abutment-and flipped into a deep ditch on highway 226 three miles north.of its intersection with, highway 18 between Wesley and Sexton at 8:45 a.m. Friday.. Hall was driving at the time and received cuts on a thumb ant knee. Johnston received a fractured' yertabra and lacerations and was taken to Mercy hospital at Mason City for treatment. Hall wai taken to Britt for treatment. The truck,"a new Ford cab-6ver with a stock rack, was headed north and the blacktop road was slushy and slippery at the time Of the mishap. Hall evidently lost control south of the bridge, wa unable to get back on the road after hitting the east shoulder anc smacked the bridge almost head-on. \ , ' _The truck flippecl high into the air, the box was smashed when it hit the ground almost under the bridge and the cab and chassis landed on its wheels headed south. The truck was a total wreck, according to Patrolman Charles Bird who investigated. It was foggy at the time o£ the "wreck. (UDM Newsfoto-Engraving). Expect Corn Support Price In County Of $1.04 Bushel ' '.-•KV'. >-•' • •- • ' .-.,<. •....• /- ; hr Vinton' cou'rfty^ fahe're the ing machines had riot, been loclred" under the' Democratic names, nobody ever did find out what hap- nened to 691 votes that went un- co^unted. A total of 7,333 voters went to the polls but only 6,642 votes were cast for governor. * . * * Paul Schenck, former Upper Des Moines newsman, dropped in last week while on a visit back home. He is editor of "The Southwestern Baker" published in Houston, Texas, and Associate Edit9r of two magazines published in Spanish, "Industries Lacteas" and "Panadero Latino Americano", or something like Dairying Industry and Latin American Baker if our interpretation is anywhere close. Paul, enjoying a coffee break in, theJUDM shop, remarked it was sure different than in their plant Where most of the printers are Spanish speaking. . ;• -•_'.-• .'.*;',»; : * Frank Ulish, state motor vehicle safety director, was a guest here Monday noon at the Rotary meeting, and in the evening the guest speaker at the Farmers Evening School. Introduced at, noon, by Rotary President Russell Buchanan, he was told he could make any remark he wished just so it wasn't over 25 words'.. . "I couldn't get out of low gear in 25 words," said Ulish, and sat down. '. * ' * ; '.,.' * " Mrs Orville Kressin of Fenton directed her Small daughter to go to the basement and bring up four eggs 1 , and she held up four fingers' to "emphasize 4he total she wanted. Elizabeth did as directed, 'but returned with one more egg than her mother had requested, Mrs Kressin observed "well, I § uess I.can use it." .Then Eliza-: eth spoke up: "I brought*you five, mother." Elizabeth will be three in July. .'.'•' •. .. '*V. •• *: • * ' ' A traveling salesman, held up in the Orkney Islands by; a bad storm, telegraphed to his firm in Aberdeen: "Marooned by storm. Wire instructions." The reply game: "Start summer vacation as of yesterday," * * • * Hogs raised in America should have more meat and less fat says a House subcommittee in Washington, via the New York Times news service . .. where they been all the time? Western Buyers of AlKona was pointing this out in paid ads three years ago in this newspaper . . . remember the •'Meat Type Hog" campaign? «• » * * * Wesley's Community Library* Is now also a storage place for old community records, , including justice court records from Feb. 14, 1882, when A. K. Kennedy and Obed Robinson were acting as justices of the peace, Their re* cords are all legjbte, written in long hand. Found, dn one book were two porsages, one^pf roses, one of carnations, pressed between the pages,, stm with a faint perfume ajjtep 60 years, Famous ftwt f "Wfa * ^ ' At 1 ' least B fool and hi» jnpnty . always wi to Corn produced in 1959? will be supported at a minimum national average' of $1.12 pej^bughj]., jt.'waa reported- this week, by" Richard I. Anderson, chairman of the ' ~The 1959 national average rate compares with .the ISS&sciNbJ)' national average support -rltes"6i $1.36 for corn produced" in com- Spanish Dance Group Appears Here Mar. 11 pliance with allotment and $1.06 for non-compliance corn. County-by-county L rates for 1959 have*hot been fixed but in most Burt Elevator O.K.'s Expansion Plan A proposed $80,000 expansion jr6gram for' the Burt Cooperati^o Slevalor Co. was discussed and okayed during a meeting Of stock* tiolders at the Legion hall at Burt Saturday aflernoon. The; special meeling was called by the board of directors of ihe of-*' ganizalion. t ^ Final actibn on Ihe expansion^ was passed by Ihe stockholders, present and members of the board, of directors, F> L. Rycrson, pr^sl- dent, Walter Campney, vice president, Russell Patterson, secre--' tary-treasurer, P. P. Weber, Dean Andrews, T. E. Lageratrom and A. J. Dittmer, will make the final decisions on conslfuction plans. It is probable that flat storage bins, either steel or pole type, will be built for the elevator as-'sboi as weather permits. Enough bin to store a total of 15,0,000 bU&Hel of grain will be constructed possibly on property which the elevator has leased in the south part of Burt. At the present time, storage at the elevator is 500,000 bushels and is not considered enough without expansion. „ , ^' Plans for a new office near,; or at the present office site were also discussed and it is probable construction of hew quarters will also 'begin sometime ,this year. The elevator company at Burt handles a complete line of'fee'd, fertilizer, fuel and lumber. Manager of ithe grain lines is* J. L. Miller. Assistant manager is Selina Clifton and other em- Get Acquainted Week-4-H Day mstajnces; higher than- /the 058 ployees - are ..William . .Madsen, Larry Manus, Melyin, -Jphnson and, John Hasse. ;Gebrgei.Becker is/manager: of Lola Monies Lola Montes and her Spanish dancers will appear in the Algona high school auditorium next Wednesday • evening, Mar. '11. It will b£\the last of the current season's concerts presented by the Kossuth Concert Association. Miss Montes and her seven dancers are one of .the most colorful acts touring the nation at the present time, ' New membership receipts are good for this bonus concert* according to officials of the concert group. It was reported that over 50 percent o& the total membership goal for 1959^60 has been reached. The drive will continue until Saturday noon and the remaining' concerts for tha next season will be selected by interested members of the.asso- ciation at a special meeting in the high school Annex at 3 p.m. the same day.- A new concert board will-also be named. county rates for non-compliance corn and 24 cents less than the I§58 county rates for compliance corn. On this basis, the support rate for corn produced;in Kossuth county.'in 1959 will probably be $1.04 per bushel. , Under the new corn program which takes effect in 1959, corn produced anywhere in the United States' that meets quality and storage requirements will be eligible for support at; the same national, average level, with; ad- justmenls for grade, quality, localion, and olher factors. There will be no acreage allotments and no designated • commercial area for corn. : This program was provided by law and approved by more than 7.0 percent of the farmers voting in a referendum last November. In accordance with the new law, the 1959 price support figure represents 90 percenl of a preliminary determination of the average price per bushel received by farmers for corn during . the past 3 years. It is a minimum support price announced in advance of planting time that 0may not be lowered but could be increased on the basis of final calculations at the beginning of the next marketing year. v Minimum national average support' rates for other 1959 crops were announced this week as follows: Barley, 77 cents per bushel; oats, 50 cents per bushel; grain sorghum, $1.52 per hundredweight; rye, 90 cents per bushel; Flaxseed, $2.38 per bushel, and soybeans, $1.85 per bushel. New Plant At Burt To Open The new Farm Service Co. bulk fertilizer plant at Burt will hold a grand opening this Saturday, Mar. 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. Free coffee and doughnuts,, peanuts and numerous door prizes will be offered during the day. The $20,000 bulk plant was complete^ recently. Fertilizer js being ^unloaded there now. It can be mixed to various individual specifications and will be handled, weighed and loaded from box car to field by ma* chinery, ager %and Roger'" Chafe" e" employed at the yard. Smile At-Everyone Algona business firms launched a "Gel Afcqualnted Week" program here loday, and al thu same time prepared to play host to representatives of 53 Kossuth county 4-H clubs on Saturday, March 7. It will be the annual "Salute to 4-H" in the county. The 4-H clubs will have booths in local business places ^wilh representatives of each club on Pick Workers, • County Red CrossDrive 1 -Make Visitors Welcome hand lo explain the club projects to be displayed. There are about 000 4-H club members in the county at present, and most of these and their parents are cxpeclcd lo visil Algonn on Saturday. In this iissue of the Upper DCS Moines are mnny specially drawn pictures of Algona business people for the "Get Acquainted" week prescntalion, and also pic- 3—Speak To Everyone lures of mnny 4-11 members who will represent their clubs hero Saturday. Club members assigned to the display booths will bo (rented lo an evening mctil by Iheir host store, to bo followed by a movie treat at Ihe Algonn Theatre. The "Get Acquainted" pictures as presented in many ads in lo- duy's paper tire copyrighted fea lures. CLMdrrall, , Riles Here On Wednesday Last rites for Clarence L. Morrall, ;64, Algona resident for almost 25 years were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Methodist church here with Rev.'Newton M. Coughenour officiating. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge .of arrangements. Burial was , at North Lawri cemetery at Spencer. Pallbearers at the funeral were Everett Lockwood, Raymond Laabs, Ralph H a m m e r s t rom, Adolph Oakland, Ed Gilmore and Ray Beamish. { Mr Morrall, who had ,been despondent over a heart condition, took his own life by hanging sometime Sunday. His body was found in a corn crib six miles north and four miles west of Algona at 3 p.m. Sunday by Everett E.Hanna, who farms nearby. Hanna went to investigate after noticing the Morrall. auto parked near the crib earlier in tha' day. Clarence LeRoy Morrall, son of Bernard and Hannah Wilson Morrall, was born Sept. 2, 1894 at Morris, 111. He moved to Livermore where he was an auto dealer for several years before he came with his family' to Algona in 1935. He owned and operated the Kossuih Motor Co. here for the next 10 years, then with his son, Bernard, purchased a garage at Armstrong several years ago. Bernard has actively operated the business there and Mr and Mrs Clarence Morrall continued to live in Algona, They moved into a new home on West College street last year. He was married to Nancy Miller at Spencer in 1915. Mrs Morrall, the son Bernard, a daughter, Roberta (Mrs Harold LeVier)/ Humboldt; a/id a brother, Frank, Lake Crystal, Minn., survive. Dr. J. B. , Winkel, Red Cross fund" campaign chairman, announces the following district town, and 'township chairmen for Kossuth county. District chairmen arc Wayne Chrislensen; Swea pity; C. A. Gutknecht, Lakota; Louis Oesler- riecher, Titonka; Robert Mayer, Algona; and Glen Gabrielson Algeria. -.'•'' Town' T chairmen for the area ,,, yiiv-Peer, ' Algonaj.-"^l.— it 1 SenwankM,' Bancroft;'* Mrs Richard Lavrenz, Burt; Mrs E. W. Ruske,' Fenton; Mrs Andrew Jansen, Lakota; •. Mrs Gus Simons- meier, sLedyard;' John Zalaznik Lone Rock; Mrs Roy.'Valvick Swea City; Mrs George Sachau, Titonka; Mrs L. T. Root, Wesley and George :Elbertj 'Whittemore Township:, chairjnen for the north one-half of Kossuth county include Mrs Richard I. Anderson, Grant; -Harold Fisher Harrison; • Melvjn L 6 g e rrl a n Springfield; Hugo Melz, Hebron Mrs Ronald Schroeder, Ledyard; Ernest Heidecker, Lincoln; Mrs Jake Smith, Portland; Mrs Verl •Smith, Seneca; Milton Paulson, Ramsey; Mrs Verla Brandt and Mrs Leota Walrod, Buffalo; and Norman Bruns, German. Township chairmen for the south -one-half of the county are Everett Hanna, Burt; Mrs Bill Podds and Duane Arend, Lotls Creek; Harold Hunt, Union; Carman Adams and Clifford Teeter, Whittemore; Virgil Roethler, Cresco; Mrs Phillip Fisher, Garfield; William McGuire, Riverdale; Mrs Ralph Weisbrod, Fenton; Ronald Gardner, Plum Creek; Mrs Perry Lowman; Irv- jnglon; Joseph Skow, Wesley and A. A. Schipull, LuVerne. Joseph Recker, Bancroft/Dies Joseph H. Recker, 86i of Bancroft died Monday at the Good Samaritan Rest home in Algona. He had been in failing health for the past few, years. He was born Oct. 27, 1872 at Dyersville and received h i s schooling there. He came to Bancroft in 190,0 and married Josephine Kolker. She survives. They farmed near Bancroft for nearly 50 yearn before' he retired v about 14 years ago. They then bought a home in town. Survivors include children, Mrs Merwin Holding (Florence) o£ Royal; Frank of New,Hampton; ,Mrs Lawrence Nerhmers (Hilda- ,!garde.)' ; 'v6f Bancroft; .Joseph Jr. (Buster). of 'Armstrong and John •of'.Des MoJries,--,',"•?''••?';, P- ';.': ''•";•'' He also had a sister at Epworth Funeral services are to, be hej<3 at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Catholic church in Bancroft. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Schultes will officiate, assisted by two grandsons of Mr Recker, the- Rev. Frank Nemmers and tho Rev. Philip Recker. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery. School Band Plans Wyoming Rodeo Trip If everything goes sight during Ihe hexjt two c-r three months, Algona high school's marching band will appear at the Sheridan, Wyoming, IJodee Jujy : J7, A lot depengl on fund-raising event! cc-m- ing up in the future, ; According to band director at local rmk this beginning Mar. 3); a school 4»nce Jn April) a bulb auction April 12; a band Slave day at which time ' each member of the organization will fee sold for one day's work? and a tag day, sometime i» May w|U wind yp the band's &iT9'f99 funds, , Tet'aj 'gptt ef $& t*ip. west, which wtti include a t|»te through tha, Black Hill? as, well %* the viiit to the rodeo, }f npt fenpwn, bui. fh« ban<J has nearly SflZOQ avail. «bif fof mt srigui now, Transportation and lodging alone will cost more than twice that for the more than 80 band members and chaperones who will make the tour, Funds in the coffer at pro- sent have been put there following sale of fruit pake* and candy and after two very successful bake fgltft Future patronage it band events will be appreciated, |ecfr4- ing & active member* of the Divorce Granted In District Court A divorce was granted in Kos&Uth district court, last Friday, to Charles E. Smith from Shirley M, Smith. The plaintiff in military service; the defendant lives in Algona. She filed a counter-suit for divorce also, after her husband filed the original suit. The couple were married Jan 4, 1958, in Westboro, Md. A court order was received it "which Marie L. Strohman and her minor children will receive $50 a month support money from workmen's compensation insurance as the result of loss of a hand suffered by James Strohman, an inmate at Anamosa penitentiary. She was committed from Kossuth county. Robert G. Deetz, 36, was sentenced to 10 years at Fort Madison penitentiary On a charge of forgery, by Judge G, W. StiUman. The case originaled in 1956, Deete had been serving time in Minnesota, Spring Blows A Breath This Way Warmer temperatures and an occasional blast of heat from tho good old sun dropped the level of standing snow another three or four inches in this area during the week. The los.s of snow cover came despite another two- inch • snowfall during the nighl Sunday. High reading during the week at the Algona airport was 37 degrees Monday, while the low mark was five degrees above zero last Thursday. H L Feb. 26 ..34 5 Feb. 27 —36 22 Feb. 28 --.36 17 Mar. 1 -.36 8 Mar. 2 37 31 Mar. 3 _ -35 19 Mar. 4 — 7 Moderate temperature readings are slated to remain with us during the next few days. Emma Lloyd, Ledyard, Rites Held Monday Ledyard — Ledyard was again saddened on Friday by the third death in the past week, the passing of Mrs Warren Lloyd, at the Blue Earth Community Hospital from cancer after an illness of about six months. M/s Emma Augusta Lloyd was born January 26, 1894, the daughter of Mr and Mrs, Fred Busch^t Hubbard, lowa.i The t faniily came'to the Ledyard community in 1902 and, she .received her e:ducatl6h'*in'Ha'fnsdfi Township. She leaves her husband'," four sons, Alfred, Marvin and Edward of 'this community and Don of 3t. Louis, Mo. and one daughter Lurene, Mrs Cecil Spatcher of Ames, also ten grandchildren. She also leaves six brothers and three sisters, August Busch of Elmore,. Ernest of Blue Earth, Alvin of Ledyard, William of Pocatello, Idaho, Reinhold of Ringsted, Alfred of Ledyard, Amanda, Mrs John Manthej of Ledyard, Laura, Mrs Albert Kramer- smeier of Buffalo Center, Elsie, Mrs Elsie Lloyd of Bancroft. Funeral services we>'e held on Monday, March 2nd at the E and R. Church with ' Rev. Victor Vriesen officiating and from the Garry. Funeral- Home in Bancroft. Tr 2 in. Town Marshal, Family Lose All Clothing A young couple and their threa young children escaped with only their night clothes when fire destroyed most of their home Wednesday morning at 6 a.m. in Ringsted. Escaping anfely were Mr and Mrs Gordon Culbertson and family. Culbertson is the Ringsted town marshal. The children were two boys, aged four years and eight months, and a daughter aged two. Flames Awaken Parents The young couple, fortunately for them, were sleeping downstairs in their rented home in the north part of Ringsted. They were using an oil burning stovo for heat. They were awakened by the sound of the flames. Frantically grabbing the three? youngsters, the couple rushed outdoors. The home was already ablaze. Ringsted firemen arrived shortly and had the flames under control by 7 a.m. but the home was quite completely gutted, and the Culbertsqns lost all of their personal belongings. Sympathetic neighbors and friends immediately started a drive to collect clothing and necessities to tide the family over after their sudden loss. Donation lists were in Ringsted business places within a few- hours after the fire. Cause Remains Unknown Just what caused the fire is not exactly known. Had the Culbertsons been sleeping upstairs instead of on the, main floor, and discovered the fire only a few minutes 'later, the element of .tragedy would have 'been much a ?taiore serious, Ringsted firemen" said;: The home in which the Culbertsons were living was owned by Mrs Beulah Gammelgaard. ' .. Disturbing Peace Fine Is $25 A Whittemore man, Joe Kenne, was fined $100 and costs in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court this week for disturbing the peace; $75 of the fine was suspended. Kenna was a cafe at Whittemore. Virgil Krosch, Elmore, Minn., was bound over to district court following a preliminary hearing on a charge of falsely drawing and uttering a bank check, fourth offense, He -was arrested by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst earlier. Community Service Award V To Replace Charity Queen Faces O.M.V.I, Count Richard/Riley of Algona waived preliminary hearing on a chargq of O.M.V.I. in Mjjyor C. C. 'Shierk's court Tuesday and was bound over to district court. A $300 appearance bond was fur* njshed. City Policeman Joe Mc^rjde.; arj£§ted Rijey Saturday night- Wallace Lund.berg .of £runside-pid $5 and costs lor speeding m another case heard Breaks Shoulder In 15 Foot Fall Lakota -— Floyd Claybaugh, Lakota, employed^ by the Armstrong Hatchery, had the misfortune last Thursday to fall from a ladder and dislocated a shoulder. He was endevouring to faslen a fan lo the ceiling of a brooder house and was standing on a 15 foot ladder. He had managed to get a couple of nails driven in to hold the fan when they pulled out and he and the fan fell to the floor. Luckily the floor was covered with ground cobs which softened the fall. He managed to reduce the dislocation by himself and drive his car to town where he was taken to a physican who cared for him. He was then taken home by a fellow employee while another drove his car to Lakota. He was rather badly shaken up and bruised and is recuperating at his home. County T-B Meeting annual meeting of the Kossuth County Tuberculosis end Ilealth Association will fce 'helo Saturday, Marc/h 7, at noon at the Ajgpna hotel. All town and town* §hip chairmen are expected to bei present and to give 'ttieir annual reports. Election of officers will be There will be no Queen, for the 1959 Algona Charity Ball. Instead, nominations are in order for Community Service Awards for one man and one woman of ihe community. The individuals selected for ihe 1959 Community Service Award honors will be announced Ihe evening of ihe ball. There is a nomination blank in this paper today with two lines where a man and a woman may be nominated. These nominaiion ballots must be postmarked not later than March 26. The Charity Ball is slated for Tuesday evening, March 31, at Algona high school. Bur ion Harmes is general chairman with Roy Huizell as co-chairman. Dean I>ar- roit is chairman of the Com* muniiy Service Award committee. OFFICIAL NOMINATION BLANK 1959 Community Service Award I Wish To Place In Nomination The Names Of And/or for the man and woman to receive recognition for his or her contributions to the general community welfare and bentfit Mail this ballot to? \ CHARITY BALL COMMITTEE BOX 141 . ALGONA, IOWA ", „ Note; ' • •jc Nominees should be residents of Algona or surrounding community ,' NJ •K Nominees will be screened and judged by a committee; and the outstanding man and woman, based on community^ service, will each receive an award at the Chatty lalli March 31,1959, at the Algona High School . £ », .., •K Your reasons for nomination may accompany each balpt •K Nominees will be judged on the basis of church, religious — charity project and/or civic, community or aw| $rafl •^ There will be two ewo?4*> one to a man and ew|V?ftl* woman, and you ere invited t? v»e this tybm fr nominations • > ' • • - '.,;<•,> ,>- tfcix.i THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ^AlP TflSwi G*v*V? flfeW lit< Ballots must. fe» postw**,*td pot Jft«, „.„,,., .-/*> «. »-.'.>/'i* :„,;,,, -*,£)T*jt'

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