The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 2, 1959 · Page 23
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 2, 1959
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Dept. of History and; Des Moines 19, Iowa By Buss Waller a * • * Ttiere were 527 x-rays taken in the recent special program conducted by the division of TB'con- Urol, State Dept. of Health, ' in Kossuth county. The report revealed that 27 of the 527 had chest abnormalities which called for further medical attention. * . » * i Will. Margaret and Carrie Durant of Algona are in Arizona on a spring vacaton. Margaret Durant dropped us a note, enclosing and- from a Tucson paper, announcing a new sub-division being opened and developed by Jim Murtagh on "behalf of the H. C. Tovrea Co. of which he is general sales manager. The ad ran in a Saturday issue of the Tucson Citizen, and cost $400. It is 4 cols, x 15 inches in size, or 60 column inches. That makes this ad rate about $6.00 per column inch. * » * At the Garrzgan high Booster Club dinner recently at Whiiiemore, one of the speakers was Coach Beanie Cooper. Among other things Beanie, who will coach foot\ ball, read off the 19S9 foot'"- ball schedule for Garrigan high.. .he paused and thought • a minute,' then added: "I wonder who ih'e coach will be in 1960?" * * * Canadian geese have, been pouring into Union'Slough since March, 19 and the first -day an rstimated 1500 had arrived, ac- 1 cording to Refuge Manager Harold' Hi Burgess. Many migrated shortly, after resting and feeding. One gopse was proudly wearing a green necktie;/, indicating it was a'banded goose so its habits could be studied. 'It may be assumed that whoever'-.banded it was Irish. * *. *. . '''-- •And'speafcihg' of We Irish, Vi belatedly report that Bill Barry had the three 'green Irish flags flying from his front door this year. They are the same Irish flags that have appeared every St. Patrick's Day for 41 years in Barry's Recreation here. * .. * * Seems that Vice President Nixon encountered movie actress Zsa Zsa Gabor at a Washington Deception the other day. "Are you pleased that the sack dress no longer is in fashion?" he asked the shapely 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.. . that Dick Phillips, Algona theatre manager, once taught speech at the University of Wisconsin. * * » ESTABLISHED 1863 Xntercd u Mcond elan matter at th« poitofflce At Alfont, Iowa. Nov. 1, 1933. under Act at Congrew of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1959 3 SECTIONS - 22 PAGES VOL. 96 - NO. 13 Hearing Set For Death Car Driver Paulette Bradley, Eugene Hutchins Win Community Service Citations For '59 Hall-Strahorn Hardware In Algona Sold Sale of the.Hall-Strahorh hapd- ware store here by Kenneth Strahorn to Don Frederick, .also of Algona, was .announced this weekend. Sale of the b'usihesS was completed Saturday.: '< ' Strahorn's decision tp Sell the business resulted when j his father, owner and operator of 'a' roofing firm at Iowa Falls, suffered a severe heart attack. Mr Strahorn plans to run his father's business for him, at least for awhile. The Strahorn family, including three children, will continue to live here until this fall.! • The Strahorns' moved ' to Algona in March, 1950. Mr Frederick and his wife, Carolyn, came to Algona in 1948. He has been a salesman for Janney-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, andusaw extensive action with Darby's Rangers, who made landings at Dieppe, North Africa, Siciiy and Italy. He was captured at Cassino, Italy, Nov. 4, 1943, after receiving a battlefield commission as a lieutenant. He was imprison-y ed in Berlin and later in Poland efore being liberated^ in. March Eugene H. Hutchins Paulette Bradley and Eugene H. Hulchins 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 bf nomination for the award cited countless good deeds done by Mrs Bradley, most of them anonymously. She is the wife of M. Joseph Bradley, the mother of four children and a member of St. Cecelia's, parish here. Mrs Bradley is a member of the C. D. of A. and the Bel Canto music club.- • • 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 active in the First Congregational church and has served as president of the board. He was general chairman for the Kossuth 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 — UDM Engraving). "Hello — U. S. Treasury? We just found out that we've been working all day Monday and Tuesday to pay you folks. Af te '' this we ain't gonna work Monday and Tuesday!" * * * Nicotine Anonymous received a letter the other day from a fellow who once smoked but quit — and that was 42 years ago. He told of smoking the ends of buggy whips in his youth .. .sounds to us like that alone would be enough to make a person quit... the. proposal to boost the state cigarette tax two cents a pack isn't bothering our NA fnonds a bit, either. There are now 34 members. Comment of one local citizen after after getting his water bill under the new rate "Maybe I'll have to dig my pwn well!" * * * Our Bravery of the Week medal, goes to that IBM space .scientist who spoke up and said: "Our missile program is the swan song of a dying civilization. We don't need better missiles to destroy each other ... and there isn t much point in zooming off into Suler space- We could spend money better solving problems at home; taking care of overcrowa- ed, undereducated, and underfed millions." « , Famous Last Line — I* Isn't falling into the water that drown* a man, it's staying ther«I A Handy Man To Have Along 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 cruising, even if you don't Have your own boat. After they, had been around their trailer home 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 they all liked to have someone along who could • tinker with those motors if necessary while out in the deep blue." Name Collins To' Head Rotary Perry Collins was elected pres ident of the Algona Rotary Club at the annual election held Monday noon. He will succeed Russell Buchanan. Named as vice president was John Claude; secretary, Wally McDougall; treasurer, Fred Kent Jr.; and directors, Dr. Charles 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 on farms in Russia this past year proved of special interest, and a program of questions, answers and talks brought many new ideas to those present. Measles Fatal To Bancroft Boy James Mulligan, son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Mulligan, died Wednesday morning of complications resulting from measles. He had been ill for about a week and died at his home in Bancroft. He would have been two years old next Sunday. The boy is survived by his parents, two brothers, Arthur and Michael, and his grandparents, Mr and Mrs Frank Mulligan, Bancroft, and John Uhlenhake, Whittemore. camp as Dr. H. W. Erickson o Algona when released. Don was in the retail hardware jusiness for 3% years in Minneapolis before becoming a traveling salesman. He also served in the army in 1951 and 1952 during the Korean War, but did not go overseas. He will take possession of the itore May 1. Fatal Impact Battered Car's Hood Old Landmark At Lakofa Is Being Moved Lakoia — Workmen began dismantling the Methodist church here last week, marking the end of a long-familiar landmark. The church had tp 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 has 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 Germania) 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. Fite, 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 and Swea City. The parsonage was built in 1902 and during the pastorate of F. O. Johnson, 1929-34, the building was extensively remodeled and a basement added. It was again remodeled in 1937 and in the late forties, new stained glass windows were installed. Thirty pastors have served the church during its history. The church was closed during the years 1919 to 1921. Three years ago this summer, it was decided that the membership was too small to continue services and it was closed. Home Show Opens Friday Algona's 1959 Home Show will open at the Algona Armory, Friday, and continue through Saturday and Sunday, April 3. 4 and 5. A topnotch entertainment program has been arranged. Exhibit hours axe 2 to 9 p.m. daily. Friday the feature attraction will be the appearance here of Joanne McDonald, Miss Iowa of 1959, in both afler- nogn and evening appearances. Jerry Smith, yodeling cowboy, is on the Saturday program, and the Nubbins Quartet is booked for Sunday, with organ music. There are 24 business displays. Mrs Montag Services Held At West Bend 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 and M. Jane Sloan, pioneers of "the vicinity o£ West Bend. She •was born Nov. 7, 1884 at the Sloan homestead northwest of West Bend, and spent her entire lifetime in that same vicinity. She was the youngest of a family ol 'Seven children, ' whose.mother flied wh'eri all were young. They f^re/*.i*isediby»>theiA father,-.a veteran of the Union Army of the Civft War. On January 24, 1905 she was united in marriage to Henry Montag at St. Peter and Paul Church, West Bend, by the late Fathei Dobberstein. Mr and Mrs Henry Montag were the parents of 17 children, sixteen of whom survive. They are: Mrs Peter Schmalen (Esther) of West Bend; Rev. Bernard J. Montag, pastor of Sacred Heart Church of Ledyard; Paul, of Britt; Mrs Alfred Wirtz (Marguerite) of West Bend; Mrs Clarence Bauer (Agnes) bf Ottosen; Francis, of West Bend; Mrs Bennie Allen (Dora) of Humboldt; Mrs Charles Fabian (Mary) of LaPuente, Calif.; John of West Bend; George of West Bend; Mrs Phil Allen (Florence) of Creston; Phillip of Curlew; Sister Mary Thomasette of LaCrossc, Wis.; Mrs Homer Bristow (Catherine) of Irvington; Martin of Riverhead, Long Island, New York; and Robert of Glendora, Calif. One son, 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. Mi Montag died in December 1956 and 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 Wes Bend and Mrs Clarence Barber of Whittemore; also by 69 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Mrs Mon tag were held at St. Peter and Paul Church, West Bond 01 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 William 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 Double Funeral Held For Sisters Kilted At St. Joe Double funeral services for Mrs' Ceding and Mrs Gales were held Wednesday at 9 a.m. in St. oseph's Catholic church. Father ^eo Schumacher officiated and Durial was in the cemetery at St. Toe. Rosary services were held' Monday and Tuesday evenings at ,he Hamilton Funeral Home, Al- *ona. • Anna Thilges was born April 5, 1876 at St. Joe, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Nicholas Thilges. She was married to Chris: Gales February 2, 1902 and the couple lived at Irvington. (Mrs G/ales was a charter menvber of' 1 the St. Joseph court of C. D. of .A. Surviving Mrs Gales are-.her husband, seven daughters,^.Mats gflro>1k-.Grale&j!; ; Chlcagtti""Mrs j J6hn (Eulalia) Alt'man and -Mrs"Walter (Olivia) Elbert, Algona/ -MrA Ted (Loretta) Mori, Fort Dodge, Sister M. Marguerite, Sister M. DeChantel, arid Sister M. 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 mar- •ied to James Reding Jan. 6, 1903 and the couple farmed near SI Joe until retirement when the; moved to Algona. Upon Mr Red ing's death in 1954, Mrs Reding moved to her new home across the road from the church at St. Joe. She was a member of the C. D. of A. Mrs Reding's survivors include two daughters, Mrs Orville (Alvina) Wagner, Bode, and Mrs Ed (Alice) Besch, Whittemore; and two sons, Alfred, Bode, and Ralph, Ottosen. There are 15 grandchildren grandchildren, Two brothers •survive. four great, the women also red2a§per TnU . ges,' •'• Algon!',' andlRooney Thilges TJr.acy,. 'Minn, Pallbearers Mrs-Gales H the services were Eldon Altman Tom Altman, Charles Loerwald, Richard Mori, Harold Elbert, Jr. and John Altmnn. Pallbearers for Mrs Reding were Joel Reding, Gerald Reding, Donald Bosch, Henry Thilges, Mark Thilges and Frank Thilges. Both were preceded in death by their parents and six brothers. Two daughters also preceded Mrs Gales in death. 3 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. Wiese, Jewell, was given a sentence of a year in the men's reformatory, Monday, on a plea of guilty io a charge of issuing a bad check, fourth offense. Tuesday, Virgil Krosch, Algona. was .sentenced to one year at Fort Madison penitentiary on a* of false uttering and drawing of a bad check, and the sentence was suspended on good behavior. Wednesday, Walter Wctzel, 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 thh* week. Howard Seely was named as foreman. The'grand jury's report was filed with the supervisors. Cor Cotches Fire Gene Lampe, farmer two and half miles south of Bancroft, is awaiting an estimate on fire damage to his 1959 model car. Lampe had been trying to start the car all day Monday. About 4:30 p.m. he tried again and it burst into flames. He called the fire department, but had the blaze under control with wet rags before it arrjved- The car was covered by insurance, he said. A special meeting of stockholders of the Lone Rock Co-Op Elevator will be held Friday evening, April 3, at the Lone Rock Legion Hall. Purpose of the meeting is to discuss the possible erection of a modern feed mill, grain bajik plan, and bulk delivery. All Stockholders are urged to be present. . , L , Delmar Fischer is president of the Lone Rock Exchange Co., Ralph Bierstedt is secretary, ana L. W. Geitzenauer is manager. Son Born To Lineman's Widow Fenton — Mrs Alice Parker, widow of Larry Parker, and daughter of Mr and Mrs Delbert Geitzenauer, gave birth to an eight pound, one ounce baby boy in Holy Family hospital at Estherville Tuesday. Mr Parker died Nov. 9, 1958 from injuries received in a high line accident five days earlier. The 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. O.M.VjTchnrge Is Filed Here Activity was plentiful in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court this week. Martin Blocs of Burl was charged with O.M.V.I. Wednesday morning and bound over to district court following a preliminary hearing. His bond wa.1 Speed Charge Filed Against Young Man A charge of operating a motor vehicle at a .speed greater thiin would permit him to stop within ho assured-clear distances, thorc- jy causing an accident, was filed igninst Billy Blpasdcll, 2(1. Rnck- vell Citv. by County Attorney Gordon Winkel in Justice: C. It. Ostwinkle's court here Tuesday •norning as an aftermath to a Iragic auto accident which claimed the lives of two elderlv sisters at St. Joe, Saturday night. Hearing on the misdemeanor charge will be held in Ostwinkle's o£fice at 10 a.m. Saturday. BIcasclell's auto, 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 to County Coroner Dr. James Devine of Whittemore, then tossed, one in ;he highway and one'on the west houlder of the road when ths auto finally came to a stop. "I did not see them in lime to stop without hitting them" was all Bleasdell, who stood 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, and Dwane Homan, Humboldt, and ^County Attorney Winkel were called, to the scene. At least four persons, including Mr.and Mrs Pete Beck-, er and two Catholic nuns, reportedly witnessed the tragedy. A passenger in the Bleasdell vehicle, Eileen Kollasch, Whittemore, in charge of the records department at St. Ann hospital, was incoherent after the crash. ' Bleasdell and Miss Kollasch were reportedly headed from Alna to Fort Dodge at .the time. The main street, which is also lighway 169, at St. Joe was jam- ned on each side of the right-of- way with cars for more than a block when the Bleasdell auto entered the area. It is probable, iccording to authorities, the two women, who started across the lighway toward the church from he east side of the road, did not ,ee the approaching auto for some •eason, and Bleusdell couldn't ivoid hitting them, according to lis statement at the scene and ater at the police station here, ^oint of impact was in the west ane of the highway. Bleasdell's auto, a 1955 Ford .udor, was badly damaged. The iood was dented at an upward angle from front to back and the radiator was shattered. Blood Tom the victims spurted over the lop of the auto on to the trunk :it the rear. set at $500 was furnished. 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 anti-submarine exercises with ships of its own force and the navies of the sister republics of the 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 exchange views on mutual problems of hemisphere defense. Following this tour Mr and Mrs Klein are expecting their son and family from Newport Rhode Island for a visit home. Blocs was arrested here Tuesday night by local police, lie also 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. Roth were arrested Tuesday evening 3y police. Leroy Gronbach and Murl Walker, 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 Rock, paid $5 and costs, careless driving; Charles Lund, Ringsted, $5 and costs, illegal U-turn: and Alfred Julius, Lakota, $5 and costs, stop sign in other mayor cases. Bancrofters Fly To French Rites Mr and Mrs Wm. E. Quinn of Bancroft are now in Franco where they flew, leaving the '2;llh of March, to attend the weddiiu of their daughter, Lt. Pat Quinn a nurse in the U.S. Air Force, U Mel Bowen of the USAF, at Cha- teuuroux, France, April 4. The Bancroft couple also plan to tour the continent after thu wedding. Patricia is their youngest daughter. They flew t'ron Omaha to New York, then to Paris. New Manager At Gamble Store Klmer Wacker, above, formerly of Yunkton, S. D., assumed, managership of the Algona Gamble store Wednesday. He replaces Bill Rc.ssler who has been transferred to the Gamble store in Spencer, la. Mr Wacker, 27, has been with Gambles .-tores for the past iiinq years. 1'rior to his job at Yankton lie had worked in stores at Mobridge, S. D., Sioux Falls, So. Dak., and Storm Lake. He served with the U.S. Air Force for four years. Mr Wacker is married and ha and his wife, Barbara, have two sons, ages two years and one week. They are members of the Congregational church.

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