The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 26, 1959 · Page 21
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 26, 1959
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Dept. of History ana Des Moines 19, Iowa I Arofeis^ 5 Days To Pay First Half Of County Taxes Kossuth county, taxpayers who have not already done so have only five more days to pay at least the first half of their real estate and personal property taxes. Failure to meet the March 31 deadline will result in a slight penalty assessment — which is normal in such cases. Taxes that have not been paid at County Treasurer Rosella Voigt's office at the -courthouse will automatically increase in cost at the rate of three-fourths of one percent per month until paid. For instance, if a person owes a total of $120 real and personal taxes due, the first half payment would be $60. Failure to pay by the end of March will automatically add 45 cents if paid in April and an additional three-fourths of one percent each month until paid. The second half of .the taxes ESTABLISHED 1863 Catered U •econd elan matter at the poitoffloe at Algona, Iowa. Nov. 1, 1933, under Act of Congresi of March 3, 187ft. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1959 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 96 - NO. 12 Weidenhoff To Double It's Algona Plant Area Algona obtained the largest industrial plant expansion in Iowa so far in 1959, it Was learned Saturday. The Weidenhoff of Algona, which Corporation has grown will be due Wednesday, Sept. 3D, for everyone who paid only the ffrst half prior to that second deadline. Naturally, anyone who pays the entire tax bill before the Mar. 31 deadline arrives, will have no second half payment — and no penalties, either. Failure to pay after the Sept. 30 deadline will result in publication of names in the delin- quint tax list the middle of November and it is possible for the county to raise necessary funds through a tux sale the first Monday in December to pay ofj taxes due. All in all, it's a pretty good idea to pay at least the first half by Mar. 31 — it lessens the load quite a bit as the year years on. Herman Hintz Rites Tuesday At Lotts Creek Funeral services for Herman F. Hintz, 59, lifelong resident of the Lotts Creek - Lone Rock neighborhood, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Lotts Creek Lutheran church with Rev. Martin Peters officiating. Burial was in the Lotts Creek cemetery and McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Bill cher, Elmer Pijahn, Eugene Lieb, Ervin Mittag, Elmer Ruhnke and Vernon Reisner. Mr Hintz died Saturday morning at St. Ann hospital where he had been a patient for two days. He suffered a stroke three days before his death. Herman Fredrick Hintz, son of Louie Hintz and Pauline Tiede, was born at Lone Rock Nov. 9, 1899. He was married to Esther Mittag at Lotts Creek Feb. 20, 1924 and the Hintz family lived near the church there where they farmed until the retirement of Mr Hintz. Mr Hintz is survived by his iwife, two daughters, Marian (Mrs Victor Struecker) and Caroline (Mrs Eugene V«udt), Fenton; two sisters, Martha (Mrs Edward Hackbarth), Lone Rock; and Mrs Kohlwes, Minneapolis; and a brother, Arnold Hintz, Westgate. His parents and two brothers preceded him in death. Moose Lodge Meeting Moose Lodge will meet this evening (Thursday) at 8:30 p.m. at the club rooms. There will be registration door prize. , rapidly since its purchase by Snap-On Tools from Bowser, Inc. about three years ago, will -double its floor space and total employment within the next 12 months. Announcement of the- large expansion program, due -to get underway as soon as weatheV permits, was made by Keri Pcirce, vice president and general manager" of the local plant, at a meeting of Algona Industrial Development Corporation board members at the Weidenhoff building Saturday morning. An -Algona contractor, H. J. Ledyard Rites Tuesday, Mrs Simonsmeier Ledyard — Mrs Lena Simons meier passed away at the home of her ..son and his wife, the Gus Simonsmeiers, at 10:55 a.m. on March 21, at the age of 86. Mrs Simonsmeier had been ill since September 5th, 1958. Sha was born on Aug. 3, 1872, in Germany to Mr and Mrs Simon Win- demeier. She was baptized and confirmed in German. She came to United States in .1892. She was married to Herman Simons- .meier, whom she had known in Germany, at Hubbard, Iowa, Jan. 17, 1895 They farmed in Kossuth County from 1901 until his death on Feb 5,. 1949. Since that time she has made her home with her son Gus in Ledyard. She was a member of the E. and R.'Church. She is survived by three sons and three daughters, Mrs-Anna Wiese of Mason City, who -has be'eff here the past 6 months helping care for her mother, Mrs Olga Schwartz of Swea City and Mrs John Ehrich (Lilly) of Elmore, Minn., Marvin and Walter of Swea City and • Gus of Ledyard . Also by two brothers, Herman Windmeier of Austin, Minn., and Fred of Germany, and one sister Marie Kampmeier also in Germany. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 24, with the family- service at 1:30 at the •home and 2 p.m. at the E. and.R. church with Rev. Victor Vriesen officiating and the Garry Funeral Home in charge. Burial was in the Ledyard Highland Home Cemetery. Pallbearers were Aubrey Waterhouse, Marvin LJoyd, Ellwood Green, William Bauman, Howard Dyer and Glen Burrow.' Easter Vacation There will be no classes Friday or Monday in any of Algeria's schools due to Easter vacation. Classes will resume as usual on Tuesday. Cowan, was awarded the general building contract for the new addition, which will be 371 feet long and an average of 120 feet wide, to be built adjoining the south side of the present quarters of Weidenhoff. The 43,000 square feet of housed area will more than double-the size-of the local manufacturing firm. The new addition will allow Weidenhoff to greatly expand its present departments,-which number 14, and'a larger and . more complex series of equipment can then, be built on. the premises. While it is expected nearly 100 new employees . will' be hired-at Weidenhoff, it was pointed out by Peirce that none will be put on the payroll until the new addition is completed and ready for use. The 'addition will be used in two ways — for the manufacture of equipment and for storage of huge amounts of sheet metal and finished products ready to be shipped to customers. Most of the new machinery that will be installed in the .new area is slated, for use in sheet metal work, metal preservation and painting. Painting equipment to be installed at -Weidenhoff will be the latest on the market. Finished products of the firm go into the painting area on belts -and are, washed, painted and baked in practically; no time — and come out all ready for the shipping department. The Snap-pn Company has been considering for 10 years a large expansion such as the one alated fcere, 'according to W. W. Daniel, president of Weidenhoff and vice president ' and board member of Snap-On. Purchase of the plant here three years ago speeded up the program. Expansion of- the local plant will not end with the 43,000 square foot cement block and metal addition which will be constructed this year. The parent firm, Snap-On, has plans fon other cqnstruction here , within' the next five years. According to"-Mr Daniel, such'construction will depend' upon future space needs. Weldehhoff was .purchased by Snap-On .and began operations here May 1, 1956. Mr Peirce, who had previously been with the parent Bowser f inn,. remain-; ed in charge 'of the local plant for Snap-On. He has. been an Algona resident for 11 years and is active in community affairs. His- short talk, after .announcement of the expansion program had. been read by Bill Steele, Chamber, of Commerce secretary, at Saturday's meeting was full of reminiscences about past operations' of the'. Weidenhoff firm here ' and offered' hope for •the future; • > > • One of the firm's mam objectives will be to offer good employment to young .citizens of Iowa, and especially this area, in years .to come. . • Peirce pointed out that for the most part, employees who will be hired-when the hew .addition is completed will hold a variety of machine shop jobs and as in the past will be local persons. It will be necessary to bring in additional employees for the engineering department. Trio Arrested Brewing Coffee On St. Joe Lawn Three transient railroad laborers, out of work at the present- time, were arrested at • St. Joe after they got off a bus there Tuesday night and charged with in Justice C. H. court Wednesday intoxication Ostwinkle's morning. The three, Donald F. Kindelspire, Jackson, Minn/, Charles A. Blankenship, Morris, 111., and George Townsend, Tomaha\yk, Wise., were apprehended • bj Patrolmen, Duane Homan and Dale McBride and Deputy Sherifl Don Wood while brewing a pol of coffee on a lawn at the south edge) of St. Joe. The coffee was used to put out the fire heating it and the. men brought to Algona. Ostwinkle assessed the minimum fine against each of the men, $5 and costs, then suspend eel the total- when it was found the men were broke. They were told to leave this area and sen on their way. Wayne Wiese, Jewell, formep Algona resident, was bound over, to the next term of district court following a preliminary hearing on a charge of falsely drawing and uttering a bank check. The check, for $25, was cashed at a local store. Bond was set at $1000 and was not furnished, so Wiese is awaiting trial in the county jail. A Bancroft man, Melvin Fang-: man, was fined $100 and costs, .with $50 of the fine suspended, for reckless driving; Arthur M. Schullz, Whittemore, and George E. Becker, Burt, each paid $10 and costs for passing a school bus; Robert J. Friets, Bancroft, paid $10 and costs for failing to have his vehicle under control; Harold R. Higdon, Britt, was fined $5 and costs for driving with an expired operator's license; and Herman L. Ubben, Titonka, paid $5 and costs for a stop sign violation in other cases heard ' Osttyinklo. .••-.-••• '•' Sign Contract For Plant Expansion Funeral Home At Titonka Sold Titonka — The Swan Funeral Home and the building housing it, has been sold to Allen Blake, LuVerne. Immediate possession will be given. The furniture business was not included in the transaction and will be sold a,t auction in the near future. Kenneth Swan, who operated the Funeral Home here since 1937 has no immediate plans for the future. He has a daughter who is a college student at Iowa State Teachers Cbllege, Cedar Falls and a son in high school. Mrs Swan is the former Catherine Schram. Blake also has funeral homes at Wesley, Corwith and Lu- Verne. Dr. Clapsaddle Of Missouri Dies Dr. Clair Clapsaddle, 68, brother of Horace Clapsaddle, Algona, and Dr. John G. Clapsaddle, Burt, died recently at a St. Louis hospital following surgery several days prior to his death. Dr. Clapsaddle had practiced medicine at Ste, Genevieve, Mo. for many years. Previously, and directly after his medical training, he practiced for several in Titonka. He was the second son of De- Loss D. and Mary (Smith) Clapsaddle and lived in Algona where he graduated from high school. The brother, Horace attended the funeral services at Ste Genevieve as did Dr. J. G. Clapsaddle who was vacationing in Arizona. Survivors include his wife, Hazel, two sons and a daughter. Holy Week, Special Easter Services/ Local Churches Several Groups 15 A.H.S. Students Named Plan Easter To National Honor Society Sunrise Service Weidfnhoff Corp. officials Saturday announced extensive plans for expansion of present facil- iiip« which will iaclude construction of a 43,000 square foot addition this year. The local plant wil ' ' rca - Coman-o fficers and local oranization reresentatives arc il ip^ Whidl Will irU-'lUQc COIISUULUUII UI ct 1d,uuu at^tadic luut auuiLiuii 1111.5 j to*. *.«v- .«~«. r-; have ""ore than double its P'' esent arca - Company-o fficers and local organization representatives arc shown a ^ ovD - i(?1 sea ted in the center above, president of Weidenhoff, is showa between Bill Finn W< - - Development. Corp. president, Ueft) _and H. J ; _Cowan, Algona cpnjractp^js^the nectary were evelopment uorp. president, ueiw auu "• J. i-uwaii, /iiguna cumiaeiui, ao m«. ........««.«., signed giving Cowan the general contract for the new addition. Contracts for heating nlonibinc and electrical wiring, will be let later. . . ........ TniP •,'sted onlookers in the back row are Al Buchanan, representing Algona Municipal Utilities Ppirr'p vice president and general manager of Weidenhoff who announced the expansion, We Ro.ViintV c of C president, and Mayor C. C. Shierk. Finn is president of the development corp. Weidenhoffs'expansion announcement came at a meeting held at the plant Saturday morning (Nels Isaacson Photo-UDM Engraving). Farmers Forum Slated Monday "Farmers Forum" is scheduled or next Monday, March 30, at the V.F.W. Hall in Algona, sponsored ointly by Mor-Gro, Inc. of Algo- la, and Standard Oil Co. of Indiana. There will be a free lunch at noon, following showing of motion pictures by Irvin Anton, LaPorte City, Iowa, farmer, taken by himself behind the Iron Curtain. Many of the pictures are of Russian farms and farming. Other program numbers i elude A time-lapse film which shows plants actually growing and a question and answer perioc by Dr. L. L. Schrader, Standard Oil agronomist. The entire program is free. Tickets for admission may be obtained from any of the Mar* Gro dealers listed in their ad on the back page of section three, a' the Mor-Gro office here, or at th V.F.W. door next Monday. Algona churches are holding special Holy Week services this week climaxed by the observance of Easter on Sunday morning. The Algona Ministerial Union will again present, "The Seven Last Words From The Cross" on Good-Friday from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the First Congregational church. Business places in some instances will close for this period. Clergymen participating will be Rev. James Boyd, Congregational church; Rev. Clifford Nordine, Lone Rock Presbyterian; . Rev. Evan Routh, Good Hope Methodist; Rev. Newton Coughenour, Algona Methodist; Rev. Elvin DeVore, Church of the Nazarene; Rev. Myron Brower, Presbyterian; and Rev. Edsel Isaacson, First Lutheran. Music will be by the Congregational church choir under the direction of Ted Herbst with Kim Jin Ho Deal, soloist. Youth of the Ministerial Union member churches will have a sunrise service Easter Sunday at 7 a.m. at the First Lutheran church. Ben Herbst will be the speaker with other young people participating. Breakfast will be served by the host church. A summary of church program plans follows: First Congregational Thursday, 8 p.m. Holy Communion, Tenebrae, ''Extinguishing of the Lights" ceremony by eight laymen, Baptism, reception "•/NSjWjinombers. ' Easter Sunday, 10, a.m. Sunday School, Morning Worship, 11 a.m. The pastor, Rev. James Boyd will have as his sermon subject, "Why Easter Is Such Good News To Us." The Choir, directed by Ted Herbst will present special music. Mrs Fred Geigel, organist. First Baptist Thursday, 8 p.m. Communion Service. Easter Sunday, 6 a.m. Sunrise breakfast at the farm home of Mr and Mrs Wesley Mains with both the youth and adult membership participating. Sunday School, 9-45. Worship service from 10:45 to 11:45. Rev. H. Glenn Discoe will broadcast his Easter message over radio station KLGA. Trinity Lutheran Maundy Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Communion Service. Good Friday, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Spiritual Crusade and offering with addresses on the sayings of Christ on the hour every hour. 7:30 p.m. Holy Communion. Easter Sunday, G a.m. Sunriso service; 7:00 to (i:30, Easter Breakfast sponsored by the Young married couples' Club. Sunday School and Bible Class, 9:00 a.m. Festival Services at 10:00 a.m. Rev. G. J. C. Gerike, pastor. St. Cecelia's Catholic Friday night, The Way of The Cross will be observed privately. Confession hours: Thursday, 2 to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.. 3 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., 2 to 5 p.m. No confessions will be heard Saturday night. Easter Sunday 'Masses; 6 a.m., Low Mass; 7:30 a.m. High Mass with the newly organized choir under the direction of John Sterba, singing. 9:00 a.m. Low Mass; 10:30 High Mass with the high school choir singing. Msgt. P. P. Gearen, pastor; Rev. Edward Mason, assistant. First Presbyterian Thursday, 7:30, Candlelight Communion Service. Music by he Chancel Choir. Mrs Casey ^oss, director, Sharon DeGroote, irganist. Easter Sunday, 7:00 a.m. Sun- •ise service at Irvington Pres- >yterian church, Rev M. H.. Brower speaking. 9:00 Worship Service, reception of new mem- jers. Pastor's sermon theme: 'Christ's Triumph in the Garden." Mqsic by Chancel Choii 9:45 - 10:30, Sunday School. 11:00 Worship Service. Special music by the Westminister Youth Choir under direction of Mrs Richard Mawdsley. Tuesday, March 31, 2 p.m., Easter party for residents of the county home, Presbyterian Women hostesses at the Manse. Church Of The Nazarene Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Midweek- service. Easter Sunday, Sunday School, 9:45, Launching of the three month Sunday School campaign. Worship service, 11:00 a.m. Rev. JElvin Pevore'b sermon topic will be, "Where Christ Is, There Is Life." Evening service at 7:30. Newly-initiated members of the Algona high s chool unit of Ihe National Honor Society at in theTbove photo. The 15 students, including cig hi seniors four juniors ,and three sophornores, are the first to be members of the Society from the. lo cal school. The chapter was foimed ftere^iag Thursday, March 19. ^ _ |t ..... TV» : ,._ McN oilli Mary Bl . oesc i cri Bill Bourne and Mariana Steele. leadership and service are the four lygfe^^Sa&iiKa^^*-^ °'""-"" he ° J '* 74 Algona Teachers To Get Boost Of $325 Fo r 1959-1960 Regular Baptist Easter Sunday, 7:00 a.m., Sunrise service-. Special music and a message by the pastor, Rev. Eldon W. Weaver. Breakfast will follow. 10:00 Sunday School. 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship with special music. First Lutheran Thursday, 7:15 p.m. celebration of the Lord's Supper. Easter Sunday, 7 a.m.. Union Youth Sunrise Service at First Lutheran. 10:00 a.m. Sunday School. 11:00 a.m. Festive Easter Service. The Choir, under tho direction of Mrs Floyd Holt will sing, "He Is Risen", solo obligato by Mrs Joe Presthus, Mrs Vernon Jensen, organist. Pastor Rev. Edsel Isaacson's sermon subject, "The Risen Christ Is Our Contemporary Lord." First Melhodist Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Communion Service. Easter Sunday, Worship Service, l!:30. The pastor, Hcv. Newton Coughenour will speak on the theme, "The Resurrection of Jesus Christ." The new Junior Choir, Darlene Skngslrom, director, and the Senior Choir, Mrs Wesley Bartlett, director, will sing. Mrs Rex Taylor and Mrs Newton Coughenour will present organ-piano numbers. 9:30, Sunday School. 10:30 Worship Sei> vice. St. Thomas Episcopal Maundy Thursday Communion service, 7:30. Good Friday, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Members of the Algona Community School District board of education, March 16, approved and adopted a salary increase of about $32S per teacher for instructors in local public schools during lh» 1959-1960 school year at a recent meeting. The increase is about 6'/2 percent over salaries for the present year. It will mean a total salary increase on the payroll of about $24,050 for the 74 teachers effected. The board approved the increase afler studying salary schedules from more than 50 other Iowa schools and ad- justed local salaries to compare with Iowa schools of enrollment equal to Algona. Members cf the Algona Education Association, pro-. fessional organization of local teachers, voted to recommend lo the board that the school year be set at 182 teaching days, two more than the minimum requirement as set by the State Department of Public Instruction. Contracts for the 1959-60 school year are to be offered lo local instructors later this week. They will have until April 15 lo accept the new contracts. Honesty O.K. But It Can Become A Bit Complicated preaching service. Easter Sunday, Eucharist service. Baustian is pastor. 11:00, Kev. Choral Donald Newel Has Heart Attack Fenton — Charles Newel, Kossuth county supervisor from the 4th district, suffered a heart attack early Saturday morning, while visiting at the home of his daughter, Mrs Richard McCarty, at Hartley. Mrs Newel was with him. The Fenton couple had gone to Hartley lo spend the weekend. It was reported Wednesday lhal Mr Newel was much improved at this lime, but will be confined to bed for about 10 days- He could not be moved to a hospital because of his condition. Honesty is undoubtedly the best policy, but .sometimes it can get complicated. Several weeks ago Paul Watkins, !), son of Mr and Mrs William Watkins, picked up a $10 bill near the Security State Hank) He was with two companions, Jeff Pickett and Paul Christiansen. The three hoy.s went to the police station and turned in the money. They were told that if it was unclaimed, the money would be given back. Nobody claimed the money. The hoy.s returned to the police station and each received a third. , J aul Watkins received $3.34. Mrs Watkins later went back to the police station with her son md the $3.34. Inquiry was made is to why tlic police divided the money three ways, and when they left tin- $3.34 was placed in the police counter by Mrs Watkins. Mayor C. C. Shierk was contacted by the Watkins and asked to review the matter Saturday morning. The Mayor was called to attend the Weidenhoff expansion program announcement, and turned the; matter over lo Chief of Police Uoeki-lman, who decided the tliive-way-split was fail- enough. Watkins then wrote a letter to the Mayor asking for more details on the matter and other questions pertaining to "the- case." The Mayor turned the letter over to City Attorney Russell Buchanan, who wrote ' Walkins two-pages explaining what the law says with regard to money found and where the owner is unknown, and that technically it should be turned over lo the County Auditor, with affidavits, posting, legal publication, and what not. Mayor Shierk, in the meantime, had mailed a check to the Watkins for $3.34 stating it had been left at the city hall and rightfully belonged to Paul Watkins. Wednesday, Watkins sent the Mayor a letter and called the whole thing off. He said the $3.34 was being donated to the Congregational Church. Spring Bounces In With A 62 It might have been a falso start into spring, but the weather which prevailed in this area, during the past week sure has been an improvement over tho aches & pains brought on by several round.-, of heavy snow shoveling earlier in the month. Now everyone has fingers crossed in hopes the nice weather won't escape. According to Weatherman Wayne Johnson at the Algona airport, no moisture was registered during the period. High reading was (J2 degrees Monday, while the low was 14 degrees earlier. H Mar. 19. Mar. Mar. 21 Mai. Mar. Mar. Mar. ________ 4ti 33 _ 23 ____ ti2 24 ________ 57 26 _________ — L 34 2li 14 19 33 32 32 The following forecast is not passed on to darken anyone's spirits, but has been released as the outlook for the nation — April will be a cold month! Chin up.

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