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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 9, 1959
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llififMl Iowa City, la* ESTABLISHED 1863 w«>nd cltM iftitttt itjfc* pwtottle* »t AifWtt, . Not. l, »», «ad«» Act 01 CaBfttw of llf,*«i ViW. A106NA, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1959 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL rm Fire Threat! fey Bu« 9 Waller The appearance ef Mils Iowa at the Algdna Hdme Sh6w, Friday evening was most pleasing . , and it is unlikely that. Al Huenhold will ever again Be'as flustered as he was in endeavoring to pin a cordage oh v the young lady, * *<-*,,. Sigft over at the Consolidated CoOp Creamery at Whittemore where Russ Medin, an ex-Algona boy, is .manager,, reads; "Be sure to work 8 hours ant sleep 8 hours . » . but not tH same 8 hours'" ' . Our Nicotine .Anonymous friends' toll U?. that..,lher.e<> are plenty of free, membership-cards left for an'yorie desiring', . . . jiist contact' the Univer.saVMfg. Co.* front office gang;. •;'. no dues, no officers, and maybe'h'o, worries! ' . 'i'" 1 . • * * , * , ' The ."first robin" time Is long since 1 gone, but Mr and ,Mrs Max Nitz of Ledyard are wondering if, its- the same robin that returns each" spring to', their i yard, With unusual 'coloring and feathers. The robin's- breast' is >a . pinkish color and .the-'feathers around the breast, are white . . . same one every, year ^for past several years, they say. - x , 'Maybe you haven't noticed, but ,the name of -the Druggists,- Mutual is now officially, "Druggists Mutual Insurance Company.'' When the company was-organized, 50 years ago, "of Iowa" was , in the title, because there, were then four other'mutual insurance 1 companies with trie word Drug- vgists, ,in their title. Now there ,\is only one, - the, Algona institution. i * • * * , *iln the sports section of the March 29, issue, ,San' Diego, Cal. .Union is a nice picture of Perry Hagg of 'Algona,-; now, -, employed by Convair at San;-Diego. Perry who is a polio "victim: and confined to ,a wheel , chair,. rattles the" pins-with the-Bowlero Wheels team. Congratulations, Perry,..and , w.e hope .that',-typewriter you £ot '*' v iroro. -the Clipper -.Des'-Moiries^is' still functioning'OK. , '..-tV f ' * *' c i ^SpeaKMg'tJi'ine West Coast, our 'mail frorn'. out'there has certainly been picking up .'-,. . that letter 'from Leroy Mathison 'in< "Letters to 'the Editor" made' a big hit, but we're still* using'the staples on those* single- copies. Evelyn Cady informs us that the Roupes who. had' the grocery store were Charles and-his son, Arlo. Charles died in 1936. The Oliver Roupes farmed in the West'Bend-Whitte- more area, she tells us. Hope Leroy gets all the sections now . . . and, as for. Madge and Dutch Swanson at Fullerton/ we wish'to state that ,we!re all for 'quitting smoking, but not by, the,-method .of breaking a few Tibs as Dutch did. ' • * * * Golden Wedding Says Survey In Mr and Mrs Edward,A. Junkermeier of Burt, shown here,, wi! observe their golden wedding"anniversary Sunday, April 19, with an open house'from 2-to 5 p.m. in the'Bethany Evangelical and Reformed church at Ledyard. All relatives and friends are invited to attend. ,-..••' \ " • ,' Edward A. Junkermeier and Elsie A. Brand were married- April 21, 1909 in the Reformed church at Ledyard. Rev. Otto A. Menke officiated. Mr 'and' Mrs 'Junkermeier lived near Ledyard until 1943/when they moved to their present home.-near. Burt. ' They have three daughters, Neoma, at home; Alma, Estherville; and Irene'(Mrs H. W.'Daubenberger), Hedrick; and two grandsons. (Nels Isaacson Photo — UDM Engraving). " , , Farmer Pinned Under A ! . . ^ - H •"" ' ^ ,> 1 •* Manure Loader 3 Hours i three miles north of FentOn '< was taken to iheJHoly,jF,8m^ ily hospital about" .7 p.m. Tuesday '/evening after an accident at .his farm. .Mr Madden suffered an injured left side, left, 'leg, and an chipped pelvis bone. Hospital officials report that his condition is good but that he will be 'hospitalized for at least several days. The injuries resulted from a freak accident which occurred when ; Mr Madden' was moving a board fence near his • barn with his tractor^ about 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. A manure loader was : is believed td have a sudden jolt Madden Wai thrown junder ihe manure loader and trapped there. The- Madden barn is far enough from the farm house so that his cries for help could not be heard. Mr Madden remained helplessly pinned under the manure loader for three hours, until his wife. Alma, found him about '7 p.m. Mr Madden was conscious when, Mrs Madden found him and he explained to her how to operate the tractor and manure loader in order to release him. Ho was then taken to the hospital by ambulance. Parity Support A substantial number bf 'fa ers in the 6th Congressional" trict favor ,. a farm program guaranteeing 90 percent parity price support with producUbri controls and cross' xCom'pHah'CS measures, according'to, results of a poll taken among farmer's' in the district by Congressman Mef*r win Goad. , ^ l', ti 1 , Tlie poll questioned' all,", farme*! with RFD addresses, ahd 'gave them a choice of four, programs The results, percentage. wlse^'JOl- low: ' '".".Ty 1 *"'" • l — A program of'-gwel-nmen payments to farmers !whiolj iriakef up, the difference tie.twee'h, the market price,- received V b y farmer and 100, percent ;pf parity or the Brannanr-plan — Favored by 36 percent.'* \ • ' . 2—'A 90 percent of parity p support program wfth strict pro duction controls and cross com pliance measures—Favored by 4 percent. . ' ' *^, 3 — Price supports of 75 to 90 percent of the last three years average market price, with^no jroduction controls/ as now going nto operation — Favored by 15 percent.-/ , , : 4 -—'.'No price support or production control program whatsoever — Favored by 8 percent. .Representative Goad said, "This appears to represent a realistic cross section View of the thinking of,our Iowa farmers on the farm program. The proposals' offered in my poll gave farmers a fair choice of the alternatives most widely discussed in connection with the acknowledged farm problems and the distribution of the questionnaires'.'«was rio't re,- stricsted^tb'., any?" parti^ulafv-sgrottpi or 'type of farmer. "According .to this poll there/is no question that the farmers 'are concerned over the need for sdme program' to get, a Vfair share' oi .the national income and that-their choice of a program to do this would' adjust their production- to the market 'size just as industry does." As Flames Destroyed Brick Bam THE'FIRE WHICH DESTROYED THE'Merrill Giffin barn and a small hog house nearby w at its height when this picture was taken by Carf M orlonscn of Ponton. The Giffin' farm is four wt and one north of Fenton. Details of the fire and loss arc in nn adjacent column. (UDM engraving). Soldier Asks Divorce; Says .«. ''•'••'.'.1 ''..'"'•'•.' • • ' ', ifife Left For A nother Man August R. Sankey, a Burt man who has been' in* the army for the past 14 years, filed a divorce petition in Kossuth district court, Monday, charging his wife, Mary Ann Sankey, with desertion and cruelty. ' The plaintiff states in his petition that the couple were married Jan. 22, 1946, in Algona, and that his wife deserted him and abandoned the five children "If we waited for the men nothing would ever get done." .' * * - * Thank you, B, W« for the alternate to our last line of last week, to wit: "It is not the fall from the high building that kills you, but the sudden stop!" Ah, at long last, the unscram: bling of the meaning of the letters "P.E.O." in that worthy wo- . men's organization ... we do know, but we're going to keep it quiet,... and a man iojd, us , , suppose his wife toW him? , W, J. Stewart pf Bur*'has teen getting quite, a few,comments since last week when* a classified - ad in the UDM mentioned that he had "thoroughbred purocs;for sale. Quite a few suggest^ that M.r Stewart enter them in the Kentucky Perby^. t Well, Tommy Hutchison is st»i rolling along in his freshman year down at GdnneU, Now he has been elected] to the house council Trace Of Rain Dampens Dry Spring To Date About a half-inch of rainfall was reported in some area of Kossuth county Monday and Tuesday of this week. The rain brought a temporary end to • a series of grass fires which kept area firemen busy, earlier, • According to Weatherman Wayne Johnson at the Algona airport, .26 of an inch was registered Tuesday here, but amounts -larger than that were reported elsewhere. Low temperature reading during the period was 28 degrees while the high was a nifty 72 degrees Monday; The mercury hit the seventies three time during the week. H L 35 35 28 4230 44 30 .03 .2 LuVerne, CotwitK Mail Shake-Up Railway mail service between Tort Dodge and Twin Cities will be replaced.* by Star Route and mail messenger service 'because of .the discontinuance of* the Minneapolis & St. Louis passenger train after April 19. LuVerna and Corwith are. among the town? affected by the change. According to W. W. Sullivan, Algona postmaster, mail from Algona -to LuVerne is already on a direct Star Route and probably •will not be changed. Changes in the Algona to Corwith mailing will be announced by April 19, but of necessity will have to find a replacement for present trains carrying mail. April 2, ...... .70 April 3___'.._J_55 April 4, ....... 71 April 5 ....... .'68 April 6. ....... 72 N April 7-,-, ___ 64 April 8..,...i.— . According to area weathe prognosticators, .additional, rain fall cov^d be a boon to fields and scorched pastureland,. John Peterson, Swp a City, Dies John. Peter Peterson, 82, area resident for about '75 years, died Monday morning >at his daftgh* ter's home in Swea City after , a lingering iUness. His 4&i*ghter M Mrs ^yerett Jphansen/ Miller To Head Toastmasters ' Irving G. (Pudge) Miller is the new president of • the Algona Toastmasters, club. He was installed at the meeting held las Monday evening- Administrative vice presiden .is Dr. James Harris, educationa vice president is M. L. Vender Waal, Ray,Gilbert is secretary and Darrel Ludwig is treasurer Everett Baldus install ing officer. Honor Roll At Academy Named "Students listed oh the gold honor roll for the, third quarter at St. Cecelia Academy are: Seniors— Dtfanna Ludwig, Joan Flynn, Dirk ,Hansen; ; juniors, — Brenda Thilges;, ^sophomores — Therese Bradley, Sandra Schneider, Susan Nitchals; freshmen — Blondina Erpelding. Students on the silver 'honor •oil are: seniors .— Linda Bode, Kay Holcomb, Judy ,Mescher, Judith Tripp; juniors — Madonna Erpelding, Mary-Ann Bradley, Karen Zaugg, Ronald Barton, Betty Cink; sophomores — Margaret Goecke, Carol Flynn, Bill fliggins, Agnes Rose,Elbert, Linda l^ardgrove, Mary Jean Hood, Mary Bradley, Vicki Hanson; freshmen — Daniel Zaugg, Kathy Roth, Vernell Ludwig, Mary Reilly, Judy Murphy, Rosemary Gisch, Joan Mikes. Those meriting a place on the gold honor roll must have a grand average of 93 or above with no grade l&wer -than 90 and must maintain a conduct grade of B or above. .The, silver honor roll requires that one have" a grand average of 88-92 with no grade Jower than 85. The conduct requirement is the same as for the gold honor roll. ••', O.K. Expansion At Lone Rock Co-Op -^"A. -larger-group ;ol stockholder*!, bf the Lone Rock Co-Op Elevator attended a special meeting Friday evening, April 3 at the Lone Rock Legion Hall. , According ;to manager, L. W. Geitzenauer, a good discussion was held on the advisability of erecting a modern feed mill, grain bank plan and bulk delivery, following which an opinion poll/was taken. More than 80 .percent of tho stockholders indicated they were in favor of an expansion program. It was voted that the type of project and. the- time of establishing it be left" to the discretion of the board of directors. The board will announce further details in' the near future. ; Delmar Fischer is president of the Lone Rock Exchange Co,, Ralph Bierstedt is secretary and L. W. Geitzenauer, manager. Reding's Paint Open House Reding's Davis Paint Associate Store will hold their grand opening and "New Owner's Sale" this Friday and Saturday, as announced 1 elsewhere in this paper. As a ''^et-acquainted gesture the' store is 'offering a new 16 ft. food freezer as a door prize. Everyone is eligible to register for the drawing. Mr and Mrs Bob Reding bought the "Davis Paint store from Mr and Mrs Clyde Amon about three weeks ago. Prior to that time the Redings had operated a farm west of Algona. ., ft Winners Of Prizes Listed Algona's Home Show, held in the National Guard Armory Friday, Saturday and Sunday, was termed a success by Bill Steele, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. Attendance based on paid admission indicated more persons -were present this year than last, Largest crowds were in the armory Friday night and Sunday afternoon. A total of 35 persons won prizes offered by firms at the show. Firms offering prizes, and winners, were: Tom's — Mrs L T.'Root, Wesley; Algona Greenhouses — Mrs John Voss, Jr. LuVerne, Mrs Harold Sundet anc Mrs A. Sterling, Algona; Chas Miller — Mrs C. L. Derner of the couple, in May of 1958, and that the defendant then began to ivc with and'is presently living Jams Fenfon Areas Friday Tinder-dry grass and brush, and jnly a trace of rain, have result-, ed in a rash of fire calls In all sections of Kossuth county, and wo costly farm fires in this area in the past few days. Fire officials in Algona, and firemen in all other tec- lioiw of the county* have issued general warnings of caution- as a result of the dangerous condition which will probably exist until the fire good rains arrive. , In the meantime, high" winds have added to the general fire danger. The worst of the fires occurred last Friday, when barns ' on O th e Gerald Huber farm, throe miles east of Burt, and the Merritt Glf- fin farm, four miles west and one north of Fentori, were destroyed by fire. Fire'Near Fenton T-he fire at the Giffin farm waa discovered in the early afternoon, while a gale-like wind was blow- ng from the west. The Jire wal telieved to have started in a mall hog house adjacent to the nain barn. The hog house had 19 little pigs; the barn contained about 80 tons of top straw and a large quantity ",of hay and silage. The brick'barn, 75x45 feet m dze, was lost. How the fire started is not known. Mr Gif- with another man in New London, Conn. The man is named in the petition. Because, he, is in military service, with only a short furlough he asked.the court to act as quickly as ppssible in the divorce mat Jter-/rHe'ls' presently v ,assigned -to Fitzsimmon Gener'aX h o s p i t a 1 Denver, Colo, Hjfc states'"that He i willing and"capable'pf caring"To' the children, and asks, thei custody. Jury Trial Begins A jury trial got underway Wed nesday afternoon after selection of a jury, in a case arising from an accident, Jan. 3, 1958, in which a car driven 'by H. W. Gil man of Sioux City, plaintiff, and a tractor driven by Sam Egge and owned by Clyde Priebe, join defendants, collided. Gil-man is asking $444,49 damages. Egge has filed a counterclaim askinj $5779.13. Judge G. W. Stillmai is presiding. The jury selected is as follows Caroline Weydert, Bode; Ann Bormann, Whittemore; Geo. Rip pentrop, Titonka; Eunice Ricke, Bancroft; John Ecklund, Swea City; Emma' Hutchinson, Lona Rock; Elizabeth Powers, Elmore; Gordon Hilbert, Corwith; Rita Dcrner, Whiltemore; Fern-Smith, and, fin, who lives on the place but is also in the real estate business in Ringsted, said he visited the hog house to look at a sick pig about noon, but no "fire was evident at that time. Firemen from Ringsted Fenton helped -keep, the ' from spreading -at- the"" Giffin place. Had -the 'wind 'been -from -any direction "but the west,- the other farm buildings would have been in extreme danger. ' Huber Barn Lost At the Huber farm* the barn, and its content burned to tha ground with a loss of 60 head of. hogs, 17 head of cattle, and much! straw. The fire wa2r discovered about 4:45 p.m. Friday. Origin is not known. Firemen from Burt, Bancroft and Titonka all answered the fire call, and again the high wind was problem to keep the/ flames from spreading. The .wind changed from northwest to straight north, which proved a help. Also lost were a fanning mill and a new milking machine. • The fire seemed 'to start in the upper part of the barn. Gary Huber noted the smoke first, and ran to the house to tell his moth- Mr Huber was at the Axel Spring Musical Members of Mrs Ruth McVay's kindergarten classes at Bryant presented a spring musical in the school auditorium before a packed house Tuesday evening, April 7, Special Vocals, -dances and a story set to music were featured. of hi.s residence \hali and serve as treasurer,, ^ ,/M w* rog. Bested, before, the., president a CMnnpU :b$tter ip&e down h* wives to h»lp them. born in and came to (the United with W& parents when seven, They- Sotted ' <?ity ai-fg, wfe^re he • . . -... ~. , , include his w|4p,iy, a §on John at ,homW. h»8 .daughter, a fcrofher AJbew w$ 'swter, 'Mrs Boalson Of Swea Qjty. Buffalo Posse Is Scared Stiff By Wild Critter A posse of brave buffalo hunter? made a break for safety* last week, at th? Qerald Frankl farm at Jrvingtoni when one ; of the critters seamed about to fevejt to 7f the goo4 old * 4ays" and run amuclc« ' ' Franl^l bought two buffalo from the Nora. Springs buffalo ranch sometime back, He deemed the Urn* ripe, last week, to slaughter the buffalo. Word of the evenrgoj;-around and Carpenters Hurt In Scaffold Fall Whittemore —Two local carpenters, Edwin Gade, 52, and Otto Bell, 67, were injured in a fall from an eight-foot scaffold at the Elmer Elbert farm north of Rodni(an, Monday morning., x Mr Gade suffered a crushed bone in his left • shoulder, was rushed to Lutheran hospital at Fort Dodge for treatment ahd is still hospitalized there. Mr Bell suffered a slight back' injury and bruises and was not taken to a hospital. Jyfr Gade and Mr Bell were building a chimney at 'the Elbert farm at the tirne of the mishap. The spaffold gave way and the men were thrown to the ground. Whittemore, and Mrs C. C. Hem- i men, Algona; Algona Plumbing— Mrs Herb Lindquist .Algona, and Mrs Mark Wilberg, Fenton, Muckey Plumbing — Mrs L. S, Bohannon, Algona, and M rsWill- iam Gade, Whittemore; Bjustrom's — Mrs L. F. Tellicr, Burt; Read's •— Anna Courtney, Algona; Donovan's — Mrs John Voss, Sr., Algona, George Sanders, West Bend, and Mrs L. D. Klein, Hu'm- boldt; North Central Pub. Serv.— Mrs Ken Hackbarth, Algona; Kellcy Lumber — Eugene Brain- ley, Algona; and Wilbur Doege, Burt; Foster Furniture — Frank W. Elbert and Melvin Heinrich, Whittemore, and Mrs Marlin MeelhausQ, Algona. Carson's — Mrs An tone Johnson, Mrs Ed Holecek, Mrs A, L. Benschoter and'Mrs Orville Gardner, Algona, and Mrs Leo Schmidt, Lone Rock; Culligan — Mrs Leo Richter, Titonka; Wilt- Bancroft; G. B, Sonnenberg, Ti tonka; and Dolores Schnaken- jerg, LuVerne. Three O.M.V.I. Fines Three new pleas of guilty to charges of operating motor vehicles while intoxicated resulted n a total of $900 in fines, plus costs. The fines were: Martin Bloes, Burt, April 6, >300 and costs. Roy A. Hansen, Sexton, April 7, $300 and costs. Roger J. Thul, Bode, April 6, to anojfoer-pew, It Jfajjed d* fMl.gff Jht,.0i«pfl4 *n4»ut gf the pMfTht paw* it* fcy Swnty nrwftL J tit onlooker, t* JP&iftlM te*^ |Uf PUsfj . sf buffalo steaks can b* pr«Uy un4er gen's — Herbert Schmidt, Whit- 'temore; Hall-Strahorn — L. E. Hutzell and Ed Holecek, Algona; Taylor's — Jens Sorensen, Algona; Cullen Hdwe, — Henrietta Boekelman, Algona; and Ready- Mix — J. C. Mawdsley, Algona Mrs H. Simpson, Webster and Mrs Albert Metzger, Rock. City. Lone Both area. are welt known in thia |!300 and costs. Another plea of guilty was entered, that by Irven Eischen, St.. Benedict, but. sentence was delayed until June. Mike Kennedy, Armstrong, also charged with OMVI, has entered a not guilty plea, and his trial is slated to start-April 20. In other court action, Herman Geilenfeld of Fenton was given a suspended one-year sentence on a bad check charge. NEW SUPT, James F. Bottenfield of. Shel- been hired to be superin» of .the Ledyard conv- school, for the JP,§9-60 it was announced laees Le« Wulad^ d has been at -the Trucks Collide, Lakot an Unhurt Two men escaped injury when their trucks collided two miles west of Buffalo Center on a county road at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, Drivers of the vehicles were Leon J. McClure, 31, Wichita Falls, Tex., and Robert H. Sie« mens, 45, Lakota. Both truck? were headed east at the time of the crash. Siemens began a left turn iust as the 'McClure machine began to pass and the ensuing collision sent the Texas truck, into a ditch. , - . . Tqtal damage wss estimated at The Chief Shows Shooters How Algona's police' chief, Al Boe~ kelman, won the individual events and the police department team copped the team title during a .38 caliber pistol shoot in the National Guard Armory here Tuesday night. Boekelman chalked up a total of 444 points to edge Rich Groen, local policeman, who wound up with a 432 total. The team had a 1664 total score. Other top shooters among the 29 men entered in the meet were Louis Nuehring, Algona, 419, Arliss Booth, Fort Dodge patrolman, 415, and Duane Homan, Humboldt patrolman, 414, Prizes went to Nuehring,' Booth, Homan, Darold Stinman, er. ._ Carlson farm helping to shell corn and was on his .way homo when he saw the fire, raging at its peak. Swea City Fire Calls At Swea City, firemen*answered four fire calls in four days. They were gathered for a coffee break MKnday afternoon after, the first three fires, when the whistle sounded again for tha fourth call. At the William' Bucholz farm a refuse fire had blazed out.of control. Flames, reached-land on the Shocke brothers farm-. A bridge was destroyed that' spans One Mile creek. Welp' Hatchery owns the Bucholz farm. In all other Kossuth towns'at least one fire call was answered over the weekend , ' Grass Fires In Algona , .. A series of grass fires, aided by high winds, kept Algona's firemen hopping during the week;-, end. * '••'•' The first call, at U$0 a ,m, Saturday, sent the trucks,to thi* 1600 block on East North street, about two blocks north of -thji new Bertha Godfrey school. ,Tfe£ blaze was conquered witpitt- minutes. " • ,> , >'£ t At 1:45 p.m. the same day^fa large area on the Ronald Ga|$t»> ner farm, seven miles northeast' of Algona near the sand pit, was blackened , as 5 fire >>»-«^'^«* tinder*dry grass and A grass fire «fif*w .«- .,— •*— , A ^consolidated" school at $600 >y,,Sherff Ralph Lmdhorst since }949. I who investigated the' arid- Em's Cafe, in •, portion, of,'Algona t subdued about 3$5' and a fourth' Watoei gona BloeH,and South tar guished;at , Dodge patrolman, Duane Wilson Iowa Falls- conservatpn officer Frank TeUier, and locaj Marion iph sheriff. police force eligible for prises BAjrt. <amk,

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