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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 9, 1959
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X Dept. of Hietory ana Des Moines 19, Iowa V By Russ Waller The appearance of Miss Iowa at the Algona Home Show, 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 corsage on the young lady. * * « Sign over at the Consolidated Co-Op Creamery at Whittemore, where Russ Mcdin, an ex-Algona boy, is manager, reads: "Be sure to work 8 hours and sleep 8 hours. . . . but not the same 8 houii!" * * * Our Nicotine Anonymous friends tell us that there are plenty of free membership cards left for anyone desiring same . . . 'just contacl the Universal Mfg. Co. front office gang ... no dues, no officers, and maybe no worries! * * * The "first robin" time is long since gone, but Mr and Mrs Max Nitz of Ledyard are wondering if its the same robin that returns each spring to their 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. * * » Maybe you haven't noticed, but Ihe name of the Druggists Mut•• lial 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 companies with the word Druggists in their title. Now there is only one, the Algona institution. * » * In 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 fe wheel chair, rattles the pins with the Bowlero Wheels team. Congratulations, Perry, and we hope that typewriter ryovt got from the Upper Des Mbines ;-is still functioning OK. + * * Speaking of the West Coast, our mail from 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-Whittemore 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 ribs as Dutch did. * ' * * Jioto ESTABIISHED 1863 Entered a* aecond class matter at the poitottloe at AJfOiu, tOW«. Nov. 1, 183S. under Act ot Congress of March 3, 187». ALGONA IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 9 1959 MLOUINA, IUWA, IIIUtOUMT, «rMt f, ifSf 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 96 - NO. 14 Dryness Brings Farm Fire Threats Golden Wedding Mr and Mrs Edward A. Junkermeier of Burt, shown here, will 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 Manure Loader 3 ours three miles north of Fenion was taken to the Holy Family 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 thai his condition is good but that he will be hospitalized for at leasl 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 what is believed lo have been a sudden jolt Madden was thrown under the 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 lo her how lo operate the tractor and manure loader in order to release him. He was then taken lo the hospital by ambulance. Says Survey In District Favors Parity Support A substantial number of farrr^- ers in the 6th Congressional district favor a • farm program guaranteeing 90 percent parity price support with production controls and cross compliance measures, according to results of a poll taken among farmers in the districl by Congressman Merwin Coad. The poll questioned all farmers with RFD addresses, and gave them a choice of four programs. The results, percentage wise, follow: 1 — A program of government payments to farmers which makes up the difference between the market price received by the farmer and 100 percent of parity, or the Brannan plan — Favored by 36 percent. 2 — A 90 percent of parity price support program with strict production conlrols and cross com-* pliance measures — Favored by -41 percent. ' •3 — Price supports of 75 to 96 percent of the last three years average market price, with no production controls, as now going! into operation — Favored by IS, percent. 4 — No price support or prd- duction control program whatsoever — Favored by 8 percent. Representative Coad 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 the questionnaires was not . particular *gro\ip " As Flames Destroyed Brick Barn THE FIRE WHICH DESTROYED THE Merri tl Giffin barn and a small hog house nearby was at its height when this picture was taken by Carl'M ortensen of Fenton. The Giffin farm is four wes' and one north of Fenton. Delails of the fire and loss are in an adjacent column. (UDM engraving). or type of farmer."' "According to this poll there is no question that the farmers are concerned over the need for some program to get a fair share of the national income and thai their choice of a program to do this would adjusl Iheir produclion to the market size just as industry does." "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 kails you, but the sudden stop!" • * * Ah, at long last, the unscrambling of the meaning of the letters "P.E.O." in thai worthy women's organization ... we do know, but we're going to keep it quiet . . . and a man told us . . , suppose his wife told him? W. J. Stewart of Burt has been getting quite a few comments since last week when a classified ad in the UDM mentioned that he had "thoroughbred Durocs for sale. Quite a few suggested that Mr Stewart enter them m the Kentucky Derby. ^ Well, Tommy Hutchison is still rolling along in his freshman year down at Grinnell. Now he has been elected to the house council of his residence hall and will serve as treasurer ... as we suggested before, the president of Grinnell better spike down his chair! ' . , , Famous Last Line — Women can never b« a» »ucce»s- ful as men> *hey have no ° htlp them. 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 times during the week. H L 35 35 28 42 30 44 30 .03 .28 April 2 ...70 April 3 55 April 4 71 April 5 68 April 6 72 April 7 64 April 8 — According to area wealher prognoslicalors, addilional rainfall could be a boon lo fields and scorched pastureland. John Peterson, Swea City, Dies John Peler Pelerson, 82, area resident for about 75 years, died Monday morning at his daughter's home in Swea City after a lingering illness. His daughter is Mrs Everett Johansen. Peterson was born in Sweden and came to the United Slates with his parents when he was seven. They setlled in Ihe Swea Cily area, where he farmed unlil retirement.- . Survivors include his widow, a son John at home, his daughter, a brother Alben and sister, Mrs Ole Roalson of Swea City. LuVerne, Corwith Mail Shake-Up Railway mail service between Fort 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. LuVerno and Corwith are among the towns 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. Miller To Head Toastmasters Irving G. (Pudge) Miller is the new president of the Algona Toastmaslers club. He was ins- lalled al the meeting held last Monday evening. Administrative vice president is Dr. James Harris, educational vice president is M. L. Vander- Waal, Ray Gilbert is secretary, and Darrel Ludwig is treasurer. Everett Baldus acted as installing officer. Honor Roll At Academy Named Students listed on the gold honor roll for the third quarter at St. Cecelia Academy are: Seniors — Deanna Ludwig, Joan Flynn, Dirk Hansen; juniors — Brenda Thilges; sophomores — Therese Bradley, Sandra Schneider, Susan Nitchals; freshmen — Blondina Erpelding. Sludenls on Ihe silver honor roll 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 Higgins, Agnes Rose Elbert, Linda Hardgrove, Mary Jean Hood, Mary Bradley, Vicki Hansen; 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 lower 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 lower than 85. The conduct requirement is the same as for the gold honor roll. Spring Musical Members of Mrs Ruth McVay'o kindergarten classes at Bryant presented a spring musical in Ihe school auditorium before a packed house Tuesday evening, April 7. Special vocals, dances and a story set to music were featured. Buffalo Posse Is Scared Stiff By Wild Critter A posse of brave buffalo hunters made a break for safety, last week, at the Gerald Frankl farm at Irvington, when one of the critters seemed about to revert to "the good old days" and run amuck. Frankl bought two buffalo from the Nora Springs buffalo ranch sometime back. He deemed the time ripe, last week, to slaughter the buffalo. Word of the event got around and quite a few posse members collected as Frankl prepared to shoot the first one. He fired. The bullet brought the first buffalo to its knees, but not so the second buffalo, standing in another pen. It leaped six feet off the ground and out of the pen. The posse, led by Barney Frankl, an onlooker, came close to qualifying for the Olympics in its departure. Gerald managed to get a shot into the second buffalo, too, before it broke completely out of the corral. We understand that buffalo steaks can bo pretty tasty 1 Soldier Asks Divorce; Says Wife Left For Another 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" slates in his petition that the couple were married Jan. 22, 1946, in Algona, and thai his wife deserted him and abandoned the five children O.K. Expansion At Lone Rock Co-Op ,(»-A large group -of Stockholders of 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 fu- lure. Delmar Fischer is president of Ihe Lone Rock Exchange Co., Ralph Biersledt 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 elsewhere in this paper. As a get-acquainted gesture the store is offering a new 16 ft. food freezer as a door prize. Everyone is eligible to register for tho 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. Carpenters Hurt In Scaffold Fall Whiilemore , — Two local carpenters, Edwin Gade, 52, and Otto Bell, 67, were injured in a fall from an eight-foot scaffold at tho Elmer Elbert farm north of Rodman, Monday morning. Mr Gade suffered a crushed bone in his left shoulder, was rushed to Lutheran hospital ai Fort Dodge for treatment and is still hospitalized there. Mr Bell suffered a slight back injury and bruises and was not taken to a hospital. Mr Gade and Mr Bell wero building a chimney at the Elbert farm at the time of the mishap. The scaffold gave way and the men were thrown to the ground. Both are well known in this area. NEW LEDYAHD SUPT. James F. Bottenfield of Sheldon has been hired to be superintendent of the Ledyard community school • for the 1959-60 school year, it was announced today. He replaces Leo Willadsen. Bottenfield has been at the Newkirk consolidated school at Hospers since 1949. A 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 lommerce. Attendance based on paid admission indicated more aersons were present this year :han last. Largest crowds were n the armory Friday night and Sunday afternoon. A total of 35 persons won arizes offered by firms at the show. Firms offering prizes, and winners, were: Tom's — Mrs L. T. Root, Wesley; Algona Green- louses — Mrs John Voss, Jr., ,uVerne, Mrs Harold Sundet and VIrs A. Sterling, Algona; Chas. Vliller — Mrs C. L. Derner, Whittemore, and Mrs C. C. Ilem- nen, Algona; Algona Plumbing— VIrs Herb Lindquist .Algona, and Mrs Mark Wilberg, Fenton. Muckey Plumbing — Mrs L. S. 3ohannon, Algona, and M rsW.ill- ,am Gade, Wliittemore; Bjustrom's — Mrs L. F. Tellier, Burt; Read's — Anna Courtney, Algona; Donovan's — Mrs John Voss, Sr., Algonu, George Sanders, West Bend, and Mrs L. D. Klein, Humboldt; North Central Pub. Serv.— Mrs Ken Hackbarth, Algona; Kelley Lumber — Eugene Brain- ley, Algona; and Wilbur Doege, Burt; Foster Furniture — Frank W. Elbert and Melvin lleinrich, Whittemore, and Mrs Marlin Meelhause, Algona. Carson's — Mrs Antone Johnson, Mrs Ed Holecek, Mrs A. L. Benschoter and Mrs Orville Gardner, Algona, and Mrs Leo Schmidt, Lone Rock; Culligan — Mrs Leo Richter, Titonka; Wiltgen's _ Herbert Schmidt, Whittemore; Hall-Strahorn — L. E. Hutzell and Ed Holecek, Algona; Taylor's — Jens Sorensen, Algona; Cullen JIdwe. —• Henrietta Boekelman, Algona; and Heady- Mix — J. C. Mawdsley, Algona, Mrs H. Simpson, Webster City; and Mrs Albert Met/ger, Lone Rock. of the couple, in May of 1958, and that the defendant then began to live with and is presently living 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 quick-- ly as possible in the divorce matter. He' is'presently assigned to Fitzsimmon General hospital Denver, Colo. He states that he ' Trucks Collide, Lakotan Unhurt Two men escaped injury when their trucks collided two mile.-, west of Buffalo Center on a county road at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 1. Drivers of the vehicles weru Leon J. McClure, 31, Wichita Falls, Tex., and Robert H. Sic, metis, 45, Lakota. Both truck» were headed east at the time of the crash. Siemens began a left turn just as the McClure machine began to pass and the ensuing collision sent the Texas truck into a ditch. Total damage was estimated at $600 by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst who investigated the mishap. willing and capable of cdring for the children,, and asks their custody. Jury Trial Begins A jury trial got underway Wednesday afternoon after selection of a jury, in a case arising from a'n accident, Jan. 3, 1958, in which a car driven by H. W. Gilman of Sioux City, plaintiff, and a tractor driven by Sam Egger and owned by Clyde Priebe, joint defendants, collided. Oilman is asking $444.49 damages. Eggei las filed a counterclaim asking $5779.13. Judge G. W. Stillman s presiding. The jury selected is as follows: Caroline Weydert, Bode; Ann 3ormann, Whittemore; Geo. Rip- Dontrop, Titonka; • Eunice Ricke, Bancroft; John Ecklund, Swea ^ity; Emma Hutchinson, Lone Rock; Elizabeth Powers, Elmore; _ordon Hilbert, Corwith; Rita Derner, Whittemore; Fern Smith, Bancroft; G. B. Sonnenberg, Titonka; and Dolores Sehnaken- bei'g, LuVerne. Three O.M.V.I. Fines Three new pleas of guilty to charges of operating motor vehicles while intoxicated resulted in a total of $!)()() in fines, plus costs. The fines were: Martin Blocs, Burt, April 6, $300 and costs. Hoy A. llan.-.en, Sexton, April 7, $300 anil costs. Roger J. Thul, Bode, April 6, $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. Barns Lost In Fenfon & Burt Areas Friday Tinder-dry grass and brush, and only n trace of rain, have resulted in a rash of fire calls in all sections of Kossuth county, ami two costly farm fires in this area in the past few clays. Fire officials in Algona, and firemen in all other sec- lions 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 the Gerald Huber farm, three miles east of Burt, and the Merrill Giffin farm, four miles west and one north of Fenton, were destroyed by fire. Fire Near Fenton The fire at the Giffin farm wasr discovered in the early afternoon, while a gale-like wind was blow- ng from the west. The fire wal jelieved lo have started in a mall hog house adjacent to the main barn. The hog house had 49 little pigs; the barn contained about 80 tons of top straw and quantity of hay and silage. The brick barn, 75x45 feet in ize, was lost. How the fire started is not known. Mr Giffin, 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 and Fenton helped keep the flames from spreading at the Giffin place. Had the wind been from any direction but the west, the The Chief Shows Shooters How Algona's police chief, Al Boekelman, w o n 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, Alguiia. 419. Arliss Booth, Fort Dodge patrolman, 415, and Duane Unman, Hum- bnldt patrolman, 414. Prizes went to Nuehring, Booth, Human, Darold Stinman. Fort Dodge patrolman, Duane Wilson. Iowa Fulls conservation officer, Frajik Tcllier, Burt, 1'at Wood, Roli'e, Marion Lojub, Fort Dodge, and Ralph Lindhorst, Kossuth county sheriff. Members of the local police force were not eligible for prizes. other farm buildings would nave been in extreme danger. Huber Barrt Lost At the Huber farm the barn and its content burned to tha Around with a loss of 60 head of logs, 17 head of cattle, and much straw. The fire waS" discovered about 4:45 p.m. Friday. Origin is not known. Firemen from Burt, Bancroft •md Titonka all answered tha ire call, and again the high wind was problem to keep the flames "rom spreading. The wind -•hanged from northwest to traight north, which proved a iclp. Also lost were a fanning mill ind a new milking machine. The fire seemed to start in tho upper part of the barn. Gary Huber noted the smoke first, and ran to the house to tell his mother. Mr Huber was at the Axel 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 Monday afternoon after the first three fires, when the whistle sounded again for tha fourth call. At the William Bucbolz farm a refuse fire had blazed out of control. Flames reached land on the Shocke brothers f a r m. A bridge was destroyed tha* spans One Mile creek. Welp Hatchery owns the Bucholz farm. In all other Kossuth towns at leasl 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 weekend. The first call, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, sent the trucks to the 1600 block on East North street, about two blocks north of thu new Bertha Godfrey school. Tha blaze was conquered within minutes. At 1:45 p.m. the same day, a large area on the Ronald Gardner farm, seven miles northeast (jf Algona near the sand pit, was blackened as fire burned off tinder-dry grass and weeds. A grass fire south of Frank and Em's Cafe in the northeast portion of Algona was quickly subdued about 3:05 p.m. Sunday and a fourth blaze near the Algona Block and Tile building on South Lantry street was extinguished at 4:10 p.m. Monday. Tha lire spread from a trash burner, Damage was slight in each Plan Open House Open house will be held April 12 for Mrs Cora Stow of Burl, Iowa, at her home from 2 to 5 p.m., on her 85th birthday. No invitations are being sent. AH relatives and friends are invited.

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