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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 7, 1959
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" -- '-' **••• '"''- v ' AlGONA, IOWA, tHURS&AY, MAY f t 1959 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES Bridg St. Cecelia' fr >j fir Mil Friday, May 22, Itt t6 be "Sheri dan Band Fund'-' day in sAlgona, With members of the, Algona "High Schddl Band to asfM in id-' eal state's, and'in return receive for thfe proposed trip 'by the band ,to* th^r<$heridah, Wyo,, Rodeo, either 1 a"direfctet6mmission,or thfe 'front' .'"Bftnd Special" fen Trip Has It Made ,B.II> ' • '" Algona' high school's band slaves, including Russ Ouster,' director,> who sold their services . . , during the'past week-here and items "as'you Jwill find them in there, did right.Well and added jthe May-21 tipper Des^MoirteS. $350 to,the Shet'idan, .Wyoming, There,may be other variations of Rodeo trip" treasury. these ideas! in which the Bartd will benefit, Including , a gra'nd finale auction to be held at 8 p.fh. ( on Stafe, Street. . * v* * . ., \ • 1 Anyone wishing to donate items for the Band Auction may "do so 'by taking them to the Chamber Of Commerce office.'.This includes farmers, althb livestock might be a little hard t to handle, "in the Chamber office. Such donations ns cannot be ' handled \at the Chamber, will' be handled ather,- •ivise. Brail ' Wright is general chairman for the Band Day* eve'n't. ' A , * * - * OUR BAND DAY DONATION... The Upper,, Des Moines Publishing Co. will make its ""own donaiion io the "Sheri- ' dan ' Band Fund" '> in; ; next week's issue in this way... 10 percent of, the cost of all local retail 'display, advertis- , ' ing 'will be ' donated in one .lump sum io the Band Fund , ... this applies to the UDM issue of nexi .Thursday, May 21. , • »• • , • '•'Spring brings, talks of many things, ,but one of the most un- 'Usual Was a recent conversation between" Slim Smith and Bill Bpecht. on 4he/tsubject of'horse- ra'dish.. .ihqwtp raise >it, how to grind it, hbw.-to ;use' it. . . and Ross'Calhoun by his own admis- • sion can cook- w . up about the ' tastiest dish of creamed asparagus you ever, digested. , : • '- '-'-.'>:• •'!-•'!. '*, ' •,Tom>?Huichi«(on. freshman,, al Grihhell, is doing his £>it to plib-. , . Ue'izeX- Algona -H;. ,eachi. trip - home; ^ .&$ brings a' different* delegations •'j>f "Gririnell student^, who -in short order .are' Calling half, of, "Algona •by. tniTfilM-harnes. - ' . v ' . ^ Mr and Mrs Al Amunson are , back from ,-a winter's trailer tour o£ the west, southwest and southj beginning with California, backtracking into Arizona, and 'then down into Texas. On-, their way home .they , • .came, through Arkansas and in the Bull Schoals area, discovered a whole. C9ntin- gent of- Kossuth county cars and '"trailers. So they just stopped off there, for another ' week or s,o, along with .the' Shumways, Al Buchanan, Joel Herbst, , Gene Hutchins and a 'good many more from here who were enjoying ,the nice spring fishing weather in the Ozark area. • • • . "Gene Cook, manager of the ^Penney store here a few years back,- and for the past 2Vz years manager of a company store at Jacksonville, 111., has been transferred to a larger store as manager, at 'Sedalia, Mo., according to word received here. * * * .Salesmen unfamiliar with county roads in the. area are/ really making a detour around ,the section of No. 9, at Lakota and No. 169 north of 'Bancroft, 'where widening and bridge replacements are underway. Seems that coming from Buffalo Center west they are"'detoured to Armstrong, then down 44 to, Whittemore, and back east to Algona on 18 ... quite a detour! ' * * + ' * 1 Bancroft's town council has decided to- sell the Bancroft jail, because it, hasn't "been used fo« the past several years. Congratulations! And we presume that if one is needed, Ralph Lindhorst always has' a little spare room. . « • The fund nas now* reached $2100, only $900 short of the' goal.; ' Several contributicins'were .also* received during the week. Larg-' e$t ahiount put jnto Jhe coffer, howdver, was $91.14 turned over to Giister after his 8%4iot|r: shift al HQnsbrUch Dr'ugjier^. He was employed behind thVcodnter and all cdunter proceeds were turned, over>.fo him .when he checked out at 4i30 p.m., , NeJct big event on 'the agenda during the'; fund drive Will be "Sheridan Here, We'Come Band Day", which will be h'eld here Friday, May 22. Merchants ,am cooperating in an effort to':make the day a big,success. '.' '' Items will be sold on the sidewalks during the day and evening/and of a large variety of items will be featured sometime during the evening, Guster announced this'week that a portioh : 6f >,the high > school band, the junior high 'band or a high, school dance' band will play- in the business ^district during the day. ,< *.'».. Band members 'will also con- Remodel And > %:.',.. Expand School , Tuei :tion oj a V "ariBlftj- :. pjecellj's New City Parking, Speed Laws El-SL , * sold. duct a sale'of-tags up and down ; The thermometer, shown nere th« street wfVile all,of the other has.continued to climb steadily the street while all,of the other evenjts are going on. It promises and with a little luck Will hit and C VCiAl'D €**. C K WA» * A V/i*« *w W* w*i»*w^« *.. it , «il* jl to be a real shin-dig twith '.the ,maybe shatter the top within the band to receive a,stipulated,share next .few weeks, assuring the of the money from various items band of its trip. Call Hearing On - , 5 t -• ^n,- > . , Bert MqGrane had a recent feature store in the Register about Theodore B. .Turner of Corning, who jt<seems in younger days won many outstanding track events,' and competed in the first Penn Relays. Now' 82, Mr Turner is a strong believer in Dimple living and eating; He 'as the father of Mrs Dick Phillips of A hearing has been, called for June 17 in Algona at the request of the Railway Express on the subject of operating a motor truck express service from both the north and south into , Algo'na as a dispatching point. It was unofficially reported that, the move" by. Railway Express/ is taking place {because there is -still a, strong possibility — in fact a likelihood — that the preserilS passenger - baggage - express-mail trains on'the Milwaukee will be discontinued. .Since the move to drop the two trains was first reported, there has been a silence on the subject, and no hearings as required .by law have been called in the matter. But Railway Express 'is making a move just in 'case this happens. The motor truck route would operate between Lake Mills, Forest City,, Thompson, Buffalo Center, Lakota, Swea City, Armstrong, Bancroft,. Algona, 'Humboldt, Badger, Fort Dodge, Livermore, LuVerne, . Corwith, Britt and Leland. In general, Railway Express would run a truck for express pickup and delivery between the cities and towns named, ,with dispatching either via train at some central- point (if there are' any trains) or directly east from Algona via truck to Marquette, which has been mentioned as the western turnaround point .for the present Sioux if it. is'discontinu- ed thi-ough lowaJ If that happened, Railway'Ex- press is considering operating an express truck from' Sheldon to the Mississippi, following the route of the Milwaukee, and dispatching express from Marquette to Chicago and eastern points, or conversely picking it up at Marquette and delivering it to western cities, ' 'Pictures Sf'^ali' _ seniors from high schools in ihll, area will be presented next «,week,!';in The,Algona Upper Des Moines ( assuming that photo„ studios come .through with the necessary pictures). .. Presentation of the. 1959 senior classes will be made by sponsorship of various > business firms in the „ areas \ concerned. ' Extra copies- of .the paper with the senior pictures.-will be 'available if desired. •' Famous Last Line — The trouble with opportunity is that it too often comes disguised as hard work. VFW Will Honor Spanish Vets Veterans of the Spanlsh-Ameiv lean-War will-be honored guests *at a dinner»dance to be held m /the Y.F.W, hall here' at .0:30 p,m, 1 Saturday, May J6. • . Sis men, Joe.iBestenJehne/r, A*- f " 'naj H, Y. Schponover, Eagle rove; Fred Stprey, EsthemJJ $, Foster-, Spencgr; UP, StH man, polUyer! and Edward 'F. iMiniwapoiisi «r& to be at the affair. To Disband Lions Club At Wesley Members of the Wesley Lions Club have voted to disband due to lack of interest. Th? club was organised in 194? wi'th L. H, Kleinpeter as the first president, He ."has served again in/that capacity the last several months. The Lions QJub was responsible lor the swimming pool and its maintenance and has sponsored Boy Scouts, San.ta Clausi Pay? and many civic improve* St. Ann Hospital Tag Day May 15 St. Ann Hospital Auxiliary has .'designated Friday, May 15, as Tag Day in Algona. Auxiliary members will be selling tags along State Street from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. .The sale is in connection with National Hospital Week, being observed May 10 through May 16, ' Mrs James Milder is Tag Day Chairman and Miss Kathleen McEnroe is Co-Chairman. Captains in Algona,are, Mesdames L. Bohannon, J. Boudewyns, R. Bickert, H. Greenberg, W. Godden, D: Hemmingsen, R. Norton, J. Schutter, J. Shey and G. Winkel. , , Mrs Mark McGuire is County Chairman. -Captains for the County are; Burt — Mrs Ervin Ulses; Bancroft — Mrs .Albert McCarthy; Whittemofe — Mrs Edmond O'Brien; Livermore — Mrs Robert Wilson; Lakota — Mrs Don Koppen; and Bode — Mrs Alvin Klein. Mpney raised for this year's sale will be used for a $500 ithree- year nursing scholarship. Applications are now being received, but the winner will not be. announced, until she has been accepted by an accredited school of -nursing. This scholarship, is granted'every three, years. DUT-. jng intervening years money raised by the annual Tag Pay is used ''to purchase needed equip ment for the hospital. The way was paved, Tues afternoon for construction grade school .addition modeling project at St Academy here 'When bids were let to - three, > contractors ' in*, the gym of the present school fbla! cost of the project's three"pd** tions Will be $100,279, acc!0r;dll|g to Msgr. P. P. Gearert. - »•«-,:, f< Skow Construction of Emiriietis- burg was awarded the general contract -for a bid of $67,600; Hanig Bros., Fort Dodge, got the plumbing ahd\ heating contfaCt for a bid of $31,990; and,Algpn"a Electric wound up with' the eled- trical contract at $6,789 attet orie of the strangest happenings in bid-letting history in this area: Algona Electric, owned-, b.y Si Roth, and Pratt Electric, t enter^ed exactly the same bid price —i $6,789, a fact that-brought a'big chuckle from the assembled contractors,, businessmen» and priests present. , .,.,,; .The contract went to Algone Electric,' with the ibuilder basing the decision on the" fact' Algon^ Electric's bid included a ,$150 deduction for a variation in- the possible job to be done, whereas Pratt's sealed bid contained nb such possible deduction for the alternate contract. It was the first time in'any- one's recollection that two baije bids had been identical.' i ' Other firms bidding ori"'the general contract were 'Andersen Const., Emmetsburg, $67,951; Bud Robinson, Algona, $74,133; ,H. -J. Cowan, Algona, $76.543; and B & R. Const., Bl-itt,'. $81,083. E. Lj Secory and Sons,* Clear'Lake, lost "th^ -^plumbing i'andihe v ati#gAflp4*- trdcP with 'a 1 bid 'of $35,970. . - "> The addition ' and remodeling project • is supposed to be done by Sept. 15, and the addition' to the present, building will be built on the north side -of and connected with it. The addition' will have 3,000 square feet per floor and will be One story over a lull basement. There will be a ; kitchen, two- small shower-dressing rooms; two toilets, 'and three music practice rooms in the Abasement area, and three classrooms , recessed< lockers and a corridor in the main floor portion.. .,' i The building will have concrete foundation walls and a brick exterior with vinyl and asphalt tile floors inside. Remodeling in the present, building will include cement block walls at the edge of the balcony of the present gym, new plywood subfloor over the present gym'floor, topped off with asphalt tile. The existing heating plant, with necessary additions in the new areas, will serve the entire structure when completed. Jarnes E. Loftus of Omaha is architect for the project, which when complete will afford a much larger building for the grade school, especially after all high school classes have been moved into the new Garrigan Caholic high 'school, • scheduled to be completed this summer. Bridges, Grade, Gravel Bids . Contracts for 36 miles of road grading nnd 10 new bridges, all" to bo completed in Kossuth county this year at a total cofcv of $193.991.03, were let to four contractors after bid's from,: ft dozen firms were Opened and, read at the courthouse here Wednesday, April 22, Successful contractors and their projects are: 10 bridges — J, H. Merryman, Algona, $122,026.36 17 miles grading <— M. T. McGuire, Algona, $31,930.62 ISVi miles grading — Q. J. Van De Relt, Fairmont, $31,156.91 3 '/a miles grading — John T, McGuire, Algona, $8,778.04 -The low bidder in each casa was successful. Grading work is slated it' Eagle, Grant, Springfield, Swea,. Harrison, Seneca, Buffalo, Gar« field and Riverdale township^, while bridges -will be construct ed in Eagle, Grant, Springfield," Harrison, Greenwood ,' Buffalo and Wesley townships, according to County Engineer H. M. Smith,, The next letting on the docket here for county work is slated for Wednesday, May 20, when contractors will bid on many mileV of varibus types of blacktopping, also to be completed this year. The map above shows how two new city ordinances will affect traffic here in the future. One ordinance was passed by the council and the other was given a first rending and will probably be, passed within a few weeks, - '*,.,' TT The blacked-out streets on the map can no longer be used for parking vehicles ut any tune. Under the new ordinance parking is restricted entirely and penalties Jpr violations ^have been ( set ug. It is possible to pay a $100 fine Numbers adjoining most or spend 30 days, in thef Ibcul.jail SI given 1 ; a a violalor,of the-iaw. t of the blacked-out strdets, pn'H}i<^im»P^Show' truy new spe^ limits as outlined in the other ordinance, which js expected* to be put'into law. , „ - ., ^ 'Speed limits 'in all other; residential^areas,will,remain,,at 25.miles .per^hour and ,20 .miles per hour will remain the standard* in the business district. ;Thosc limits are set by state law;"~ ' .Local police will be instructed to issue tickets, to, violators of the new ordinances when all necessary new, traffic signs have been installed and a new'speed analyzer put into use. (UDM Engraving). . [ : 2 Inches Rain Breaks Drouth Heat Wave Of 90 Cooled Off By Showers Plan Jr. High , /Baseball Loop Arrangements were completed this week for a, junior high baseball league made up of six teams from Catholic, , schools in this area, Teams from Whittem,ore, St. Benedict, Wesley, -St. Joe and Algona will compete during the Fqces Check Charge ' of -false drawing, and uttering^ a }n Ifcossujh district , day^ against Wm.<. Wf Jls» Miflr»- The check, for, T »,, was cashed at i I^edyard store, season which will begin Tuesday, May W, , and wind up July 16, $t. Cecelia's wil} have two teams entered in the loop, the others, .one. team faeh, HerelS next week's slate; , Tuesday/May 12. -*• AJgona I at Kinney,77, Of Swea City, Dies Swea City — Charles J. Kinney, 77, long-time well-known resident died at 4:30 ! p.m. Tuesday in Holy Family hospital at Estherville after a fingering illness.'-. ':••".• , ', , •••-:''"'' Funeral services for Mr Kinney, a bachelor, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Methodist church at Swea "City with Rev. Hammer officiating. Burial will, follow in the Harrison township cemetery. ;' Born at Algona, Mar. 20, 1882 Mr Kinney spent most of his life at Swea City. He was manager of the 'Swea City Co-Op Elevator untU his retirem,e.nt in 1949. He was a member of the Methodist church, Masonic Lodge and I.O.O.F. Lodge. He is survived by a brother, Vivian A. Kinney, Swea City; a sister, Mrs C. E. Rohlin, Des Moines; • a step-brother, Sam Heathejfthaw, Estherville; and a halt-sister, Mrs »A- L.,' McAnn, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, He wag preceded 1 in death by his parents and a brother. Wh^ttejwQre; iSt Benedict at-Wes • and;St, : Joe at:Algona,;IIj at Algona I; St. Joe at Whittemore; and Algona U at Wesley. Postpone Tourney The high school district baseball tournament at Ban* $r«ft ha* £««!*» po»$pon«d until tonight (Thursday, May ,7) westhw permitting. 8*. John's will mw* lUngem «04 Corwith-WesJey will meet A $2,000,000 rain, based on a million for each inch, fell in this area during the past four days and dispelled all thoughts of a possible drouth, at least for the present. According to the instruments of Weatherman Wayne Johnson at the Algona airport, 1.98 inches of rain fell May 3, 5 and 6 and a trace dropped in on us the fourth to put the total right near the two inch mark. High temperature reading during the period was 90 DEGREES (good corn growing weather — and there is some planted in the area) Friday, May 1. The low was 42 degrees April 29, Many farmers who had been working .in fields when it wasn't too windy to do so, were forced •to the sidelines when the heavy rains fell Monday and Tuesday, According to local reports, practically all of the rain was absorbed and consequently will do the best job possible. The rains that fell here were general in the midwest and accompanied heavy wind storms in the southwest and gusts up to '$0 miles an hour for several days here. -Wednesday's sky was true blue for the first time in almost 'two weeks as rainfall made dust too sp#gy to be blown in all directions, Moisture content of the soil, estimated at 30 to 40 percent normal by agriculture men before the rains, is now fronv 50 to 60 percent normal and could be improved further if more good rains are received within the next week and winds are at a minimum. According to Dean Barnes, county extension director, a lot of com planting has been completed in 'certain areas of the county; alfalfa stands are fine but red clover didn't come through the winter too well in some areas so stands are thin, At any rate, prospects for f ooc crops zoomed upward, during and coujd Apr. 29 72 Apr. 30 78 May 1 ,_—.. _.90 May 2 __-89 May 3 ,._ -83 May 4 88 May 5 -80 May 6 —,-,—--The possibility of within the next few days remained Wednesday, according to weather prognostioators. L' 42 47 54 63 60 63 61 48 • more .4 Tr. .8 ,.78 rain Bill Flaig Is Heart Victim At Lone Rock Boy, 11, Found After Search Harlan Fitch, 11, son of Mr and Mrs Chester Fitch, who farm 4Va miles east of Algona, became the second Bryant school student to disappear within the past few days. Harlan was later found on the school grounds. Harlan rode the school bus to, Bryant as usual Monday morning and was seen a few minutes later walking north from the school 'grounds. He was still missing at 11 a,m. and his parents were called to see 'if ! he had returned home for some reason or other. Mrs Fitch knew nothing of his whereabouts and called police who began a search in a patrol car. The lad wasn't found and the search continued. About 12:30 p.m. he was found by a relative back on the school yard and he has been back in school as usual since that time, It was the first time he had ever wandered away from the school. Algona Couple Wed Wednesday A. M. Quintard, county supt. of schools, and Mrs Maxine Sharp, were married Wednesday morning by Rev. James E. Boyd at the Congregational church here. Other marriage licenses of the past week went to the following couples: May 2 — Dale Baxter and Ida Mae Hansen, Algona; Donald Remer, Minneapolis, and Lorraine Wagener, Waverly. May 4 i- Ellsworth W. Heath Jr., Natick, Mass, and Karen, L Engelby, The Lone Rock community was shocked Wednesday morning by the sudden death of W. G. "Bill" Flaig, -59, well-known long-lime resident of that area. Mr Flaig died at 10 a.m. of heart attack as he sat in a chair while at work at the Kossuth County Implement Co. where he had been employed for several years. It v/as not known that he had ever suffered from any heart ailment previously. Funeral services for Mr Flaig are slated for Saturday afternoon at Lone Rock. The Garry Funeral Home at Bancroft is in charge of funeral 'arrangements. even Better with proper jn.ojsture during the growing season. Here are the week's statistics Wm. Bourn Under Knife kajfc-ta -* f, WWlWi.Bai underwent n>ajop wgery at Uni verity hos^taj-m -fewa Crty Friday. His _ of Blue Earth, Minn, us staying with his father in Jpwa City Rain Washes Out Burt Track Meet Rain washed out the finals of state Line Conference Track Meet at Burt Tuesday night, ompletion of the meet was postponed to next Tuesday, May J2,. at 6:30 p.m. at the Burt athletic field. . Preliminary action in the 100, 220, football throw, high jump and shot put was completed, but final round action was impossible when a rain-storm moved in. Seven of the 10 loop schools are competing in the 'meet. Sexton Farmer -JL ft Found Dead In 11 t ' , i * «.» Car Wednesday A Sexton farmer.'Matt'Fisch, was found dead in the front seap of his auto at the Eischen DOC service station at Sexton by star tion owner Martin Eischen at noon Wednesday. Mr Fisch had ,been at the station Tuesday evening. He left the place and it was assumed The went home. However, ' at "nobri> Wednesday Mr Eischen crossed the road and lookediin the Fisch auto which had been standing^ there all morning- and found the body of Mr Fisch inside slumped on the seat and floor. Funeral services for Mr Fisch', will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Cecelia's Catholic church with Msgr. P. P. Geareti officiating. Burial will be in Cal-; vary cemetery here and Hamilton Funeral Home is in charge of ai> rangements. « ,' '. Mathias Fisch, son of Mr and. Mrs Adolph Fisch, was born Sept.• 24, 1916 and lived in this area" much of his'life. - • >"*';•, He was married to Alvina Wejg of Wesley Sept. 3, 1945 at Wesley and Mr and Mrs Fisch and their family farmed 2% miles south* west of Sexton. - , - , •»• • Survivors include his .wife, "a son, Michael, and daughter; Kathryn; and four sisters, Mary Weydert and Josephine Erpelding, Algona; Marcella (Mrs .Matt Besch), LuVerne; and Florence^ (Mrs Victor Fischer), Corwith. Gets 7 Days For Intoxication Walter Rudolph Heither, 36, o| Fort Dodge, has been sentenced •to seven days, in .the county jail in Algona on an intoxication charge. . , „ ' • " r 4 He waSi arrested by* ,Peptt,ty Don Woods Sunday afternoon with the aid ' of Harry Harisenj Armstrong marsha}, John Larson, who farms with his son Harry east of Armstrong called Hansen when Heitn§| drove into the Larson ; farm yari" Hansen, detained Hefner Deputy Woods arrived ( on' thj SC6H6, . • . * v • % **^ 1 ^ • The Heitner car', currently V'J| parked at the police 1 s,ta,tiQn,Jj: Armstrong. '- * 'tjteC-Ul Juvenile Gangs Collid Lakota, After Fist Juvenile authorities ware called into action after Sheriff Halph'"JWndhorst of KQS., suth county and Sheriff Maurice jMonaon ° sf Winnebaga county mmtigftod * .ftei fight be$wfi*o P&vt Y«gft»!?f. ted-

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