The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 2, 1959 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 2, 1959
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Hull Waller t , KTABUSHtD 1863 M , wbV. li el»* m»ti*f «i th» twitottiw «t Alton., URd*t Act M Cofltffew M ItaMU », 1SYB. AlGONA, IOWA, tHURSDAY, APRIt 2, 3 SECTIONS - 22 PACES I * «-\ ^^ , ,-. * 1 1 - ^^H _.^^^^M- ^^^^^^^_.. ^tt. * * .jiBiifcw.- ^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^_^ ^^B ^^•^^^^H ^^^^^^HB^. ^H| v " r Set For Death Car Drive were 52?.k*rayi taken in ' the feceftt'Tsbecial -program*"" cbn . ducted by th&diVisiah,<5f TB>pn- ,trol, State^Depfc < bf Health,';/ in ' Kossulht county. ,,^The "report re vealed Vth'at -2?:- of -the' 627 had 1 che'st t abnormalities* 'Which eal ' for r 'fuHh6r;mediC!al-' attention. 1 • Will, Margaret and "Catrl iDurant of'Algeria 1 are 1 in Arkon orl fe.-spring'IVacaton;., tytargare a" note,' effclos - jrfg, "ijjjfd *;jroni a TUcsdn p" apef,' '• announcing 1 - 1 . ,'a new s'ub-divlsion ' being,'opened.' and developed by ^•JiMJMU.rtagrf.on behalf of, the-H. ' ',C.,.T^vrek?CO;l of which .he'is gen- fsefal "sales manager. 1 /The ad ran 'in'a'Sdturda^ issue of the Tucson ^Iti^e'ri, "arid cost $400; V It is A 'coll. x 15 filches in size,* or 60 colum'n inches. /That makes the' ad rate' about $6.66 per column , inch* '<:'<*". . '* f, ., * * ' ' /' „' At the Gafrigan high Boos- . ';ter < Club dinner recently at s \,. ^Whittemore, „• one , of vt h e ' • speakers was-: Coach Beanie • Cooper. 'Among other things' Beanie, who will coach foot- ' .ball,;read off the 1959 foot- ' ' ball': schedule for Garrigan high.. .he paused and thought 1 a, minute, then- added: "I wonder, who the coach 'will ' be in 1960?" '. , ' * - * * ; ' * - , , Canadian, • geese have beeh pouring into Union Slough 'since March 19 and the first day an Estimated . 1500 had .arrived, bording''to"Refuge Manager Harold H. Burgess..'" Many migrated shortly, /after /resting, and, feeding. * One' goose w,as 'proudly wearing* a green necktie,( indicating ;it/'was 'a -banded goose .so its \hgbits'.could be studied*,^!! may ' beli'a'ssumedh' that whoeversp.and- ed'it was Irish! i-Si 1 Hall-Strahorn Win Comiiuinity Hardwire In AlgonaSold $ Fatal lippact Battered Car's Hood ice Citations For '59 V"j . . ' ''' v Andispeakirig''o£ -Ihe'-Irish', wo belatedly report that r Bill 'Bair ^had^Jthe- three '.green;! Irish flags flying" 'frofri ' his 'fr'qnt door -this year. " They, 'are 'the same Irish flags that .have appeared every St. Patrick's Day for 41 years in Barr's Recreation here. Paulelte Bradley v - ' *(",,; i * • < r that Vice President Nixon encountered movie acjtress 'Zsa Zsa Gabqr "at a Washington reception the '.other day. "Are you "pleased that the sack dress' no longer is in fashion?" he asked the snapely film queen. . "Yes," replied Zsa Zsa. "Aren't you?" * „ * * • Things, ,, you ,may not know: That Harold Miller, sales manager of Mor-Gro here,, at one time was a popcorn tester in St. Louis , . * Sale of-the Hall*Strahorh , ware store,' here- by . Kentt,6j;n •Strahorn to Don Frederick^ also "of- Algona, \vas announced.,tm" weekend. Solo of the Bus'in,eai, "was completed Saturday. t s "V- L Strahortvs -decision to |cli;tji6 -business resulted when'his fa* ther, o.wner .and operator > of, 1 -B roofing firm at.Iowai-Fnlls, v fered a severe heart attack., »Mr; Strahorn plans to run his fathe business . for him, at least * awhile. .'The Strahorn family/ eluding .three children, will coh« linue to live here until this fall • The Strahorns- moved * to Algona in March, 1950.* «' Mr • Fre'derick and his wife, Carolyh, came to Algona in 1948. He has been a salesman for Jartney'-Semple-Hill, a hardware supply house, since that time*,, They have two children, Linda, 12, 'and John, 10. Born and raised at Albert .Lea,' Minn., Mr Frederick graduated from Central high school, Minneapolis, in 1941. Don, then a member of the ' National . Guard, '•was called into the army right after* the outbreak of-World War II. He '.was* in the ,34th Infantry Division, was sent overseas early in 1942, and saw extensive action with Darby's Rangers, who made landings at Dieppe, North Africa, Sicily and Italy. • • 'He was captured at Cassino, Italy; Nov". 4, 1943, after receiving a battlefield "commission as a' lieutenant. He was imprisoned in -Berlin'and later in Poland 'before being liberated in March, * Mrs Montag Services Held At West Bend that r Dick Phillips, ^ theatre manager," once taught speech the University.of Wisconsin. ^ * * * at Paulette Bradley and Eugene H. Hutchins received the first Community Service'awards "at the'Charity .Ball, Tuesday evening., Al; Buchanan made the presentation. ,The two were chosen by. a committee "'after nominations from the' general public. ,' Mrs Bradley 'was 'chosen'for'the award because of. many acts of'kindness and,personal charities./Letters of nomination for the award 1 cited countless good deeds done by Mr&'.Bradley, most'of themV-anonymously, She *is the wife'of M. Joseph Bradley, the mother of four children and a member of. St.. Cecelia's. parish here. Mtfs Bradley is a member of the C: D. of A.; and the Bel Canto music '.rtv . •" ' •• ' ••'•'',,,• > Hutchins served on the City Council for several terms, is a past president .of the Kiwanis Club, and for ; 14 years .was .Algona Cubmaster. He is a member of the -Board-of Education of the Algona Community Schools. He is activ? in the First Congregational church and has served as president of the board.'He 'was general chairman Eor.ihe Koss.uth County Centennial celebration in 1954. Mrs Hutchins is the former Irene Dalzail. The couple has three sons. Nomination letters also cited Hutchins for, personal kindnesses, . A good crowd attended the Charity Ball and enjoyed the musical program and dancing. (Photo by Isaacson Studio —T UDM Engraving). A Handy Man to Have "Hello — U- S: Treasury.? vWe just found, out thdt we've been working' all "day Monday ' -and Tuesday to pay you folks. After .this we ain't- gonna work. "Monday" and Tuesday!" - /" •••-' . • '• r"*' 1 ' '\ * ' • * ' ',;•• Nicotine Anonymous , received a letter the other day from a 'lei- low wh<5 onqe smoked but quit -~and that 42 years ago. He told.of smoking the ends of buggy whips in his youth . . .sounds to us like - tljat ' alone wolijd , be enough to make a; person quit . j .,. the proposal tq boost the state cigarette' tax two" cents, a pack isn't bothering our NA^'friends a, bit; either.. There are ,no'w 34 members. : ' • ;, ', , ,of one local eitjsen after after getting his water bJW under *he new rate "Msy*>e I'U have to dig ©wr Jlyayeiy of the medal- goes to that IBM space scientist who spoke up and said; "Qur missile/program t? the swan gong'J of i» dying civilization, .We don't, fceejj beiter missiles to des, frey faqh pth^r.,; and there' isn't mwch, pew: to Dooming of f mto Q^tef spaqe.. W9, cotw .spend \ TOphey Defter'iso-lvrog prQblejns/a •home,, 'taking «are otoyej-crowd • ed, yn4?f?du>ated, and'underfed rajiMbu?." ••*•};•• t • . -; » |»*o, th»t drown* § man, ing tbtjrt I it's V Bill Dau. and his wife, who' returned last week from a vacation of several weeks on the Florida Keys, say they know,how to enjoy the full benefits of deep sea fishing and deep sea motorboat cru- ' ising, even if .you don't have your, own boat. After they had been around their trailer h6me for a brief time- someone discovered Bill was something of a mechanic. "I was invited along on a lot ,of fishing trips, " said'Bill. "Seems Jhey a^ liked to have someone along who could tinker with those motors'if necessary' while out in the deep blue,',' cs > L-. I. -.1 ii.-- '. i i Name Collins To Head Rotary Berry Collins was elected pres idehtiof the AJgona Rotary Club at th? annual election held Mon day noon. He will-succeed Bus sell Buchanani •Named as vice president wa John, Claude; secretary, -Wally Mt-PopgaJl; treasurei:, .Fred K,en Jr.l and directors, -Pr, Charle O'Connor and Al-Agena. Mor-Gro Host to 200 On Monday Mor-Gro, • Inc. played host to about ,200 farmers and land owners, Monday, at the VFW hall here in a- Farmers' Forum program, with a roast beef lunch served -at ,noon, «The firm plans ( to make this an annual event. Attendance winners are named in the firm's ad, elsewhere. "' Pictures taken oh farms in. Russia this past year proved of special interest, and a program of questions, v answers • and talks brought many new ideas to those present, ' , . F t . >f ! l t Measles Fatal To Bancroft Boy camp as Dr. H, W. Ericksori'lbf Algona when released. .Don was in ,the retail hardware business for Vk years in Minneapolis before becoming a traveling salesman. He also served in the .army in 1951 and .1952 during the Soreah War, but did not go overseas. He will take possessiqn of the store May 1. Old Landmark * At Lakota Is Being Moved Lakota — Workmen began dismantling the Methodist church here last week, marking the end of a long-familiar landmark. The church had to be moved in order to begin work on the new addition to the school building, George .Baumann, purchased the church building from the school. Paul Hendrickson, Swea City is doing the moving. 'Ray Krominga nas disconnected all the wiring. The steeple has been removed and the stained glass windows have been taken out. The Methodist church was organized in Lakota (then Ger mania) in 1894 by W. N, Johnson. Two years later, during the pastorate of Rev. D. G, Filkins, the church building was erected. It was dedicated in 1896 and the Articles of Incorporation were recorded on September* 29, 1897. Trustees of the church at "that time were E. O. Fitz, P. H. Spangler, W. T. Hall, J. N. Wheeler, L. T. Clements, B. F. Smith 'and V, B. Tripp. .Until the year 1897, the church was in a three-point circuit with Ledyard arid Swea City. The parsonage was built in 1902 and during • the pastorate of F. O. ' " -nfi 16 Double Funeral Held For Sisters Killed At St. Joe Mrs Henry Montag died at Holy Family hospital, Estherville, Sunday evening, Mar. 29, after a lingering illness that has extended" over the last'18 months. Mrs Montag was a daughter of Orrin arid M. Jane Sloan, pioneers of 'th6 vicinity of West Bend. She was born Nov. 7, 1884 at the Sloan hbmestead northwest of West Bend, and spent'her entire lifetime in that same viciriity. She 'Was4h'e youngest,of a family of 'seven children, whose .mothei died? .when all were young. sThey . «:tKeir icranijf the Union "A •Civil'War. On January 24, 1905 she wai united in marriage to Henry Mon tag ; a.t St. Peter and Paul Church West Bend, by the late Fathe Dobberstein. Mr and Mrs Henrj Montag were the parents of 1' children, sixteen of whom sur vive. They are: 'Mrs Peter Sen malen (Esther) of West Bend Rev. Bernard J. Montag, pastor o Sacred Heart Church of Ledyard; Paul, of Britt; Mrs Alfred Wirtz (Marguerite) of West Bend; Mrs • Clarence Bauer (Agnes) of Ottosen; Francis, of West Bend; Mrs Bennie Allen (Dora) of Humboldt; Mrs Charles Fabian (Mary) of taPuente, Calif.; John of West Bend; George of West Bend; Mrs Phil Allen (Florence) of Creston; Phillip Of Curlew; Sister Mary Thomasette of LaCrosse, Wis.; Mrs Homer Bristow '(Catherine) of Irvington; Martin 'of Riverhead, Long Island, New York; and Robert of Glendbra, Calif. One sop, Henry Jr. died as an infant in 1923. Six of her sons saw service in the Armed Forces during World War II. From the time of their marriage, Mr and Mrs Montag spent their entire life on the farm, until their retirement in 1947, when they built a home in West Bend, and let their sons take up the duties of operating the farm. Mr Montag died in December 1956, arid since that time Mrs. Montag has lived alone in her home in West Bend. . Besides her sixteen children, she is survived by two sisters: Mrs Vernon Maxwell of West Bend and Mrs Clarence Barber of Whittemore; also by 69 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, as well as a host of other Double funeral services fjor'Mrs Ceding and Mrs Gales wcijc'held Wednesday at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic church. Father, ^eo Schumacher officiated? and; jurial was in the cemetery^at SU' Joe. Rosary services were held Monday and Tuesday ^evenings-'a| the Hamilton Funeral Home,, Algona. Anna Thilges wasjjorn /April 5, 1876 at St. Joe, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Nicholas Ijhilges. She was married to Chris' Gales February 2. 1902 and the couple lived at Irvington. Mrs Gales was a charter • member of /the St, Joseph cout't pf-'C. D.>of A. Surviving /Mrs •Gales . are£ her husband, ieven daughters,! [Mar-. CBu'laiiaj * Aitm'd'n:'' and':'.^rs "Walter (Olivia) ElbeRt, I "*Alg'dri|i|f*-'sJ i Mr8 «» . " i v •'*-•'*<•. f'-\''t <* i'.'j'A.i '-1flrf.^,i4. '. T^»« -t vv A- Ted (Loretfa)" Mori, Foi't'podge; Sister M. Marguerite, iSister ! M, DeChantel, and Sister iM. j Carla of Techny, 111.; a son,'Al, Fort Dodge; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mrs Reding was born Mary Thilges, April 3, 1881 at St. Joe, also a daughter of Mr and Mrs Nicholas Thilges. She was married to James Reding Jan. 6, 1903 and the couple farmed near St. Joe until retirement when they moved to Algona. Upon Mr Reding's death in 1954, Mrs Reding moved to her new home across the roud from the church at St, Joe. She was a member of the C. D. of A. Mrs Reding's survivors include two daughters, Mrs Orvllle (Alvina), Wagner, Bode, and Mrs Ed (Alice) Bosch, Whittemore; and two sons, Alfred, Bode, and Ralph, Ottosen. There are 15 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Two brothers of the Women also ' ;; "VPa^bl5at i ofs^"'W -the services were Eldori 'A'ltrrian, Torn, Altrriani Charles Loerwald, Richard Mori, Harold Elbert, Jr. and John Altman. Pallbearers for Mrs Reding were Joel Reding, Gerald Reding, Donald Besch, Henry Thilges, Mark Thilges and Frank Thilges. Both were preceded in death by their parents and six brothers. Two daughters ulsd preceded Mrs Gales in death. . James Mulligan, son of Mr and * Mrs Arthur Mulligan, died nesday morning of complication? resulting from measles. He had been ill for about a week and cjied-at his home in Bancroft, He would have ^been -two years old next Sunday'. - , ' * The boy is survived by his par» ents, two brothers, Arthur and Michael, and his grandparents, Johnson, ' ,1929-34, " the building extensively remodeled and Mr and Bancroft, Mrs "and Frank Mulligan, John Uhlenhake, Home Show Opens Friday ''Algis&a'f J959 JfW? Show i wUl ,&, IH0 appearance he?e will open a| the 'Algona . pj( Joanne .McDonald, -Mi«s p«ah 3, • "l" - *»"'-M* -.' ' -fc""" 5 " " howr? we 2 io 9 P-m. •*•*. , th« *9atur» »ttrwtion a^td §nce8»- -Jeyyy" gjiiUg, yoBtftng pyograni< •' 9114 • ^h9 Dubbins Qiiartej. is |>5>lse4 |«r 5un, day, with organ music. Th«l» art 24 businws dwplayi. a basement added. It was again remodeled in 1937 and in the late forties, hew stained glass windows were installed,) ' Thirty pastors have served the church during its history. The church was closed during the years 1919 fo 1921, Three years ago this summer, it was decided that the membership was too 'small'to continue ser. vices and jt was closed. Car Catches Fire 1 *• Gene l/ampe! farmer two and half mjles south of. Bancroft, is awaiting an estimate on fire dam* age .to his,'1959, mo^ei car. Lampe had been trying to start the car aU,- day 'Monday, Ab.out 4:30, he tried 'again -and it burst JnjQ flames, Ife called the fire 'department, hut ha^i the Waze ui|der opjtitrql with wet rags be? fojre it §irrived> The <?sr was covered by insur. ance, he said. relatives and friends. Funeral services for Mrs Montag were held at St. Peter an'd Paul Church, West Bend on Wednesday, .April 1, at 10 a.m. with Solemn High Mass of Requiem offered by her son, Father Montag of Ledyard, and the' sermon by (the Right Rev. Monsignor WUliam Mason, V. F.' of Emmetsburg, Other officers of the Mass: Deacon,' Father Eisenbacher of Pomeroy; Sub-Deacon, Father Pick of Mallard; Master of Ceremonies, Father Greving of Wesi Bend. Pallbearers are 6 nephews: Emmet Montag, Harold Montag, Mark Montag, Ray Hoskin, Orville Barber and Eddie Slvan. Special Meeting Called, Lone Rock A special meeting Qf stock hpl4ers of the Lone Rock Co-Op Elevator will be held Friday evening, April 3» at the Lone Rock Region Hall . . Purpose of the meeting is to djscuss il>e possible erection of a mo4erri. feed mill,- grain bank pl^n., ,ancj ,bu4k delivery, &1 §&ock;holde,rs, are urged to, be pre sent. ' • - ' ."Relmap Fischer is president o; the L^one Rock Exchange Co. Bllph Bierst«d.t is sectary, a»a t, W. Geiteenauer is manager. ] Sentences As New Court Term Opens Judge .Fred M. Hudson opened a new district court term here Monday with two sentences and one fine, on three pleas of guilty. The petit jury is to report next Tuesday, April 7, for the start of jury cases. Wayne A. Wicse, Jewell, wns given a sentence of a year in the men's reformatory, Monday, on a plea of guilty to a charge of issuing a bad cheeky fourth offense. Tuesday, Virgil Krosch, Algona, was sentenced to one year at Fort Madison penitentiary on a charge of false uttering and drawing of a bad check, and the sentence wns suspended on good behavior. .Wednesday, Walter Wetzel, Algona, on a plea of guilty to an OMVI count, was fined $300 and costs. The grand jury for 1959 inspected the county jail and county home, early this week. Howard Seely was named as foreman. The'grand jury's report was filed with the supervisors. Son Born To Lineman's Widow Fenton — Mrs Alice Parker widow of Larry Parker, anc daughter of Mr and Mrs Delber Geitzenauer, gave birth to an eight pound, one ounce baby boj in Holy Family hospital at Esther ville Tuesday. Mr Parker died . Nov. 9, 1958 from injuries received in a high line accident five days earlier. The baby has been named Larry Lee and is the first great- grandchild for Mr, and Mrs John Geitzenauer of Fenton, Mrs Parker lives with her parents here. St. Joe Sailor On So. American Trip St, Joe — Mr and Mrs Nick Klein Sr.. received word from their son Edward G. Klein, chief gunners mate, USN, that he is serving aboard the escort vessel USS Cromwell and had arrived at Buenaventura, Columbia, after going through the Panama Canal on the first leg of a good will tour of the West. Coast of South America. This task force,, composed of five ships and one submarine, will conduct antjrsubmarine exercises wjth ships of its own force and the nayies of the sister renublips of thfe south- Object of the cruise is to acquaint the Latin American' navies with the latest submarine warfare techniques of the U.S. Navy, and to Change views on mutijsl problems of defense. - . following this tpuy Mr .... Mrs KJein are esspee.&ng thew 'son and family frsm Newport Rhode Island for s visit home, O.M.V.I. Charge Is Filed Here Activity was plentiful in Mayor C, C. Shierk's court this week. Martin Bloes of Burt was charged with O..M.V.I. Wednesday morning and bound over to district court following a preliminary hearing. His bond was set at $500 and was furnished. Blocs was arrested here Tuesday night by local police. He alsp was fined $5 and costs for driving without a license. Two persons paid fines of $25 and costs on intoxication charges. They were Chris Reefer, Algona, and Mrs Floyd Bacon, Burt. Both were arrested Tuesday evening police. Leroy Gronbach and Murl Wal- cer, both of Algona, each paid $5 and costs for illegal mufflers; William Abbott, Anoka, Minn., was fined $10 and costs for illegal passing; Rodney Priebe, Lone Elock, paid $5 and costs, careless driving; Charles Lund, Rjngsted, $5 and costs, illegal U-turn; and Alfred Julius, • Lakota, $5 and costs, stop sign in other mayor cases. Speed Charge j Filed Against Young Man A charge of operating a motor vehicle at a speed greater tharT would permit him to stop within the arsurcd clear distances, thereby causing an accident, was filed against Billy Blensdell, 26, Hdck* well Citv. hv County Attorney Gordon Winkel in Justice C. H. Ostwlnkle's court here Tuesday morning as an aftermath to n tragic auto accident which claim-, cd the lives of two elderly sisters at St. Joe, Saturday night. Hearing on the misdemeanor charge will be held in Ostwinkle'3 office at 10 a.m. Saturday, Bleasclell's nuto, which was headed south on highway 169 at 10:15 p.m., struck and killed Mrs Mary Reding, 77, St. Joe, and Mrs Chris Gales, 82, Irvington, as they • crossed the highway from 'Mrs Reding's home to attend an Easter vigil service in the St. Joe Catholic church across the road. ' Both died instantly of fractured necks. Their bodies, dragged almost half a block, were badly mutilated, according \io County Coroner Dr. 'James Devine pi Whittem.ore, then tossed, one in ' he highway and one'on the west ihoulder of the road when th» iuto finally came to a stop.' "I did not see them in ttme "to stop without hitting them',' was all Bleasdell, who' stood t at the scene in a dazed condition as officials questioned him after the mishap, could say. Besides the coroner, Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, Patrolmen Dale % , McBride. ' Algona 1 , and Duan'e'", Homan, Hurriboldt, arid" County" Attorney Winkel were called .ttf^ the scene. At least four persSrisT , including Mr and Mrs Pete Beck- - ,er.;ajEid two Catholic nuns,' tepart- - edjy witnessed the tragedy. ' A- passenger in the Bleasdell vehicle, Eileen Kollasch, Whittemore,' in charge of the records Depart- t ment at St, Ann hospital, was incoherent after the crash. Bleasdell and Miss Kollasch were reportedly headed from Algona to Fort Dodge at the time. The main street, which is also highway 169, at St. Joe was jammed qn each side of the right-of- way with cars for more than a block when the Bleasdell auto entered the area. It is probable, according to authorities, the two • women, who started across the highway toward the church from the east side of the road, did not see the approaching auto for some 1 reason, and Bleasdell couldn't, avoid hitting them, according 'to his statement at the scene and later at the police station here.- Point of impact was in the west lane of the highway. i ' Bleasdell's auto, a 1955 Ford tudor, was badly damaged. The, hood was dented at an upward' angle from front to back and the radiator was shattered. Blood- from the victims spurted over the" Lop of the auto on to the trunkY at the rear. ' ' • .,"•' <%*>. New Manager At Gamble Store vs ttfstt Bcmcrofters Fly To French Rites Mr and Mrs Wm, IS- Qujnn o| Bancroft are now in France,, where they flew, leaving the 25th. of March, to attend the wedding of their daughter, U,-P&t a nurse in theU.S, Afr F«,, Mel Eowen of the US^F/at i teau,roux t Fr&n?§t AP«l 4- • Omaha to tow the'cp^tmenl w§44Jing.

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