The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 21, 1959 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 21, 1959
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•£'*** Iowa city, Toplvents ?*&&*•,*&* , ,v i, i^-X^*^ /v'^i^ v&jyEL ?«<'• , , If the AigoffiThigh school-band doesn't |o "over the top" this tbrtlag Friday, May 22. it will not be because local budtoess firms and band'members are not trying it help reach the $3dOO:goal,. .. Friday is "Sheridan Here Come Band bay," in Algona. The band has, been invited to partial 'pate at Sheridan'in the, Rodeo, .July l?.and 18,/ ., >, ; The band will; stage parade ai T p.m. on. state St, During the , day, the , band, .members will assist in - cooperating', stores, spnie with sidewalk s counter/displays various arrangements have bedn ' made 'with the band * $6" raise: • money in this matinee ' ' At 8 p.m.. l \there N , will'.be merchandise auction, 1 'at-State 8t Dodge streets- and sp'ace 'Will/not permit us 'to outline all' of the merchandise tb be offered. Mos 'of it is br>nd new, donated-by local business firms. Also, 10 percent of the local J reiail display advertising in this issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines will go to the band in a lump sum check. In addition,' about $160 in cash has been donated by local firms, where for one reason or 1 another' •' they_ cannot participate in th<i auction ^with-merchandise. dona* tipns. . , k ' 'The 8 p.m. auction, Friday, will be handled ' by the Salesman's Bureau of the Algona" ; Chamber of Commerce, according to Bill Steele. Brail Wright is general "chairman of the Band Day. . . • Members of the band, directed by Russ Guster, include the following: _ • ' Sharon Erickson, Judy O'Brien, Judy Gerber,.Pam Waller, Louise Skow, Julie Viporid, Marijane Williams,-. Barbara 'Bartlett', Carolyn Stewart, Alice Patterson. , Robbie Hutchins, Rosemary Medin, , Sandra Hakes, Joyce ' Reibhoff,iGlenda Gabrielson> :'> Marianna Steele,* ;• Joyce Huen- h'old, Cindy Hardy, Jackie Rowley, Anne Steven, Sharon Scott, Beverly ^Warner, Lucille Gade, • Barbara "Brandow. ; . '} Evelyn 'James, P^at,' Frankl, 1 Jurieadele: liieb, Elaine" McKee* Carole WdlJtkbpf.'^John .Wilson, • Barbara iReinders, \Anri). Smith,, .^JSJaiarAMisba'chr: ^Robert t *Gebber* -A •** __ f * _ *' " *»»—.. ' 1,» •_- *• S"*.*t> *ft»**r ",— | p>**-*tt.{yl Deanna Lau,$Lee Lawson, ShenryT ' Read,. v'Roripiei.wTschetter, Jim Stah'tb'n, /iSttIehe",,Wittkopf, ''Charles StreuV'Mike' Brayton, Karen Haase 'and John 'Platt. ESTABLISHED aw IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1959 Up Week Set MayMth 3 SECTIONS - 24 PAGES ti'i* • Two-Algona mer£ Byron P. Richardson, left, and Herman M. Hauberg, right, received, 50 years certificates of membership-in the Masons during a dinner''meeting at the Masonic hall here'Tuesday night, May 19. They are shown' above holding their certificates. Mr Hauberg became a member of the local organization April 9, 1909 arid'has been active- the* past,50 years: Mr Richardson joined at Dubuque'.in 19Q7, mov,ed here in 1912 .and also completed 50 years active membership this;year.' The'certificates were presented officially 'during the meeting. '-(UDM.Flashfoto-Engraving). ',Clean Up - Pajnt ifo-r-£??. tip week in Algona is May"'25, through May 29, by official pro- cla'malion'of Mayor C. C. Shie*k. - Each day will 'have ,sp'$efal sigriificance. • >., May 25, Monday -- Downtown Clean Up Day; May 26,-Tuesday 1 — Clean Up Yard and Alley Day; May 27, Wednesday — Pick Up and Fix Up Day; May 28, Thurs-, day — paint Up Day; 1 , May, ^29. Friday — Parks & Playgrounds Day. ' * '•*•»•' , Next Monday, lodal'busineasr meri are asked to wea> paint caps,, which ore being supplied by local paint dealers. And' you will find many of these business firms represented in today's paper 1 With some good advice and suggestions for cleaning'and painting. f| Titonka Rites Tuesday For Mrs Boyken, High Winds & Hail Sweep Area In Midnight Storm BAND FUND STANDS;; AT $2400' WEDNESDAY • ,, i The Algona high school marching band fund thermometer reached '$2400 this week — and there's an immediate promise of ..great things to 'come. U-D-M To Publish Early Next Week Because Memorial Day this year falls 'on Saturday, next week's issue of .this newspaper 'will* go tb press t early; and^will be printed 'Wednes« reporters^,, an ' ,ap- 'Cooperate. : We would, preciale. haying . all news ' and-; advertising by not later than Tuesday afternoon s io meet this earlier deadline. >• 4 Are Injured In Weekend Auto Mishaps M . - The fund (when and if'the- goal of $3000' is reached) -will guarantee the band's week-long trip •to the Sheridan, Wyoming, Rodeo in July. A gala "Sheridan Here We Come" Band Day should add quite a, chunk of cash to the-coffers tomorrow (Friday), Merchants in Algona including some 30 stores are cooperating in the event, There will be., sidewalk stands loaded with specials for shoppers, a parade at 1 p.m. and auction of 'general merchandise at 8 p.m. More than- 125 items have already been donated to the auction, All in all, the, band seems P r_- tically assured of its tour, which will include an appearance parade at the Sheridan Rodeo at 10- a.m. July 11.. Licenses To Wed Licenses to wed have beer * issued 'to .two couples jn the of< fice of Alma Pearson, .distric ,'pourt clerk here, in the<pas week. On May 13, one went to John A. Smith JrVaf:Epes, Ala bama, and Wflnw Jane MPQW o Burt; one May |6 to Arnold q •Heidi Mallard, snd Artene iecker, West ™~ J Hire 17; Burt '59-60 Faculty With 17 instructors hired, including 14 from the present staff, the * Burt Community School faculty is almost set for 1959-60, according -to ,Supt. Russ 'Cantor. Only 'a 'high ;school English and speech 'teaches remains to'be hir-» ed for the" coming year. ~ > . New instructors who have already inked contracts include Grace Anderson, Lakota, junior high subjects, David Brown, jun-«. ior high, junior high athletics and high • school , track, - and William Holmseth, -instrumental music in grades and high school. Those returning from the 195859 staff are: Alice Mae Anderson, kindergarten; Mary Osterreicher, first grade; Carole. Reding, second grade; Ronda St. John, third grade; Myrle Dutton, • fourth grade; Neoma Thompson, fifth •grade; Bertha Newbrough, sixth grade; Russell Castor, superintendent; Keith J, - Culbertson, principal, social 1 studies; Raymond Ihnen, athletic director, *, coach, 'commercial; • Harley O. Hanson, Shop, math; Erna Baars, vocal music, foreign language; Dale White, football, girls basketball, science;' and ' Maree Bahnson, jomemaking, math. TWO of the, three new • teachers I have taught , in this area. • Mrs Anderson has taught at LedyarcJ or ^he past - several' .years: Mr 3rown is a recent graduate of istherville Junior College; and Mr Holmseth has "been teaching n .the pes Moines township schools for ^he past few years. Carl Peterson, 54, Swea City, Dies afterfi&on. The 1 irtjarticr en-Isaacson, 'Swea City, frac. turedJfeg; Ruth'Hofer, 10, Bode lacerations; Harold Hofer, 5 Bode, fractured collarbone; and Darold Hofer, S^ 1 Bode, concussion and lacerations. . ^Darold Hofer was taken to St Ann hospital and was still a patient there this week. i The Hofer children w;ere in jiired when an auto driven by Florence 'Hofer, 39, Bode, and an Other vehicle driven by Pete: Anderson, 56, Des Moines, collided at 3:25 p.m. two miles north of St. Joe' 6n highway 169. Total Funeral services were held Tuesdav afternoon at 1:30 at Good Hope 'Lutheran church- for Mrs Eilert D. Bovken, 48, of Titonka. "Rev. B. H.* Schwerin qf- ficiated and Blake Funeral Home was in charge'^of arrangements. Interment was in the Good Hope Cemetery Hebe -Boeckholdt Boyken, daughter of Fannie, and Henry Boeck- holdt, was born April 13, 1911 in Kossuth County. On Nov. 5,' 1933 she was baptized andjconfirme'd jGood." Hqpe»,iiUt}v In County Road Contracts Let Contracts totalling $206,999,90 for a total of 72 miles of black- lopping projects to be completed in HIP county Hi is year were awarded to Everds Bros. Construction Co. of Algona by tho board of supervisors at the court- •housc here Wednesday afternoon. Preliminary work by the 'firm bt'Ran immediately. Only one other sealed bid on the projects was opened. It wns for $308,888.38 from the Cameron- Joyce Co. of Keokuk. ' • • Included in the contracts ore seven miles of asphallic concrete roads; 29 miles of asphaltic concrete upperbasc; nhd 36 miles of osphaltic roads. The new work will be done in many townships in the county during the present season. Tractor Runs Over Boy, 4 William Kohlhaaa, 4, son of Mr and Mr* Arthur Kohlhaas, Sr., is at St, Ann hospital here following a tractor accident'Monday noon at the (arm home at Bode. According to report*, the boy was riding on the machine with hi* father when his clothing became caught in a wheel pulling him off the tractor. The wheel ran over the child's stomach. He waa taken to the hospital where he was reported in fairly good condition Wednesday. His physician, Dr. Joseph M. Rooney reports that the child has no broken bones but is under observation for possible internal injuries'. Cars, Cattle, Crops, Trees Take Marvin Siemer Sandra Phillips Selected Queen Of Algona Band ( 5*%,/*.»-^ 1 M wvpJt HV** f "^W-. **wjj/»» \ t %,***.»Y4," Bran church- by Rev. ~H. W. 'S'ch- oenlein. She was married" to Eilert D. Boyken -Dec. 31, 1932 at St. Paul's Lutheran church Blue Earth, Minn: ' • • •She is survived, by her ^husband and four children, Larry, student at Mankato college, Harry an the'Army, and Ruth and Ronald .at home; .two sisters, Mrs William (Ella) Boyken, 'Woden, Mrs Art Boeckholdt (Gertie)' 1 of Rolfe and two brothers,- Hiram arid Hamm of Titonka. She was preceded in deaith by her parents and a sister. Mrs Boyken died Friday evening at Mercy hospital, Mason W. P. Hemphill, 67, Succumbs Funeral services for W. P A (Phil) Hemphill, 8'7,,;,were held Monday afternoon in McCullough's Funeral Chapel. Rev. Newton Coughenour of the Methodist church officiated and burial irt EaStlawn cemetery.' Jt%iphlll died Friday in a ' " damage to the autos was $1100, City, after an illness of two according to Patrolman weeks from leukemia. She lived Homan who investigated. ' Isaacson ' stopped to give a helping hand to Fred Looft, •whose auto stalled along the road at Swea City at 4:30 p.m. Isaacson-pushed Looft's vehicle and got it started, then in some way was pinned between the vehicles while he straightened out his license plate and suffered the fracture. He was taken *to an Estherville hospital. John Scobba, Algona, was bound over to district count by Mayor C. C. Shierk following a hearing on an O.M.V.I. , charge. The charge was filed after a pickup truck driven by Scobba backed into an auto driven by Fred Bentele, .Wesley, on highway 18 at the east edge of Algon^. A passenger,in the Scobba pickup, Clarence Fras'er, was fined $25 and costs by the mayor on an intoxication count, • most of her life in Kossuth County and was assistant cook at the school. Pallbearers were Jj L. Intermill, Clarence Akkerman, Dan Wubben, Alvin Honkenj Edward Harms and Rev. Max Goldwin. Skelly Station Owners Change Robert Brown of Algona became active lessee of the Skelly service station on East Stato street 'Monday, May 18. The station had been operated by Dennis Seefeld of Wesley during the past several months and prior to that time was known as Scobba's Skelly Service. ' Brown, son of- Mrs Loren Brown, Algona, was born and raised here Cnerokee'-hospital where" ho had been a patient for three days. Ho had been in poor health for the past several months. Wilbur Phillips Hemphill' was born March 21, 1882 at Burlington, Kansas, the son of William Howard Hemphill and Emma Jane Phillips Hemphill. He was married to Alene Glascock, May 12, 1914 at Kansas City, Mo. and the couple came to Algona in 1926. ' ,, . . Mr Hemphill was associated in the grain brokerage business here for many years and also was a long-time employee of the Murray Elevator at Bancroft. More recently' he had been employed by Kossuth County. Surviving .are his wife; one daughter, Mrs Richard (Jane) Cowa'n, Algona; a son, Jack, La Mesa, Calif., who came here for the: funeral; a sister, Mrs John Haley and a brother, Ford Hemphill, both, of California. There are 7 grandchildren. Isaacsons Win 9 Photo Awards Nels and Kay Isaacson did pretty Well at the Iowa State Photographers' Ass'n convention in Des Moines, this week. They entered 1-1' prints and walked off with/ nine ribbons, including firsts, seconds and thirds. There were 600 prints entered, and the largest attendance in convention history, at the Savery 'Hotel. Rites May 16 Marvin J. Sterner, 43, well known in , the ,Brltt and Wesley community' passed away Thursday morning at the Veterans Hospital, Des Moines, .having been there since in •February. He was the son of Fredlck A. and Louisa Hageman-Siemer and born February 28, 1916 at Wesley. His education was obtained in the St. Joseph School at Wesley and later graduated from, the Wesley high school. He followed farming most of his life until the outbreak of World War II, when he enlisted in the Army on March 11, '1941. He was in the invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. He spent over three years in Europe with, the engineers, . Dtiring- wounded and later hospitalized, Following his return from the service he farmed with his father and later his brother Leander near Britt. In 1953 he entered the American Institute of Business in Des Moines, Following his graduation he became employed at Des Moines. Services were held Saturday at the St. Patrick's Church at Britt. ,Two nephews, David and James Arndorfer were the acolytes for the Mass. The' combined unit of the American Legion as well as the Veterans of Foreign Wars attended the services in a body and gave the final Salute at the grave, in St. Joseph's Cemetery at Wesley. He js survived by his mother, Mrs Louisa Siemer, 2 brothers and 3 sisters, Clarence, Algona; Leander, Britt; Leona, Algona; (Frances) Mrs Harold Wuber, Wesley, and (Ann) Mrs Ben Arndorfer, Britt, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Casket bearers were William Olson, Leonard Erickson, Richard Madsen, Sylvester Carman, Francis Redden and Robert Whitte. Miss' ".Sandra' Phillips -will ' be .Algona's queen : at the North Iowa Band Festival June 9 in Mason City. A senior, she Was elected by -the band. She ha? participated in instrumental and vocal music, dramatics and student government as junior clas president and senior vice president. She was elected to the Na- ;ional Honor Society this year Vliss Phillips is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Grady Phillips of Al ;ona. (Cut 'courtesy Mason Globe-Gazette) City -7- Funeral services, will be held FViday afternoon at 3:3,0 for Carl Peters.on, '54, lifelong S/wea , City resident. . Rev. Leroy Piljman will officiate at the Curtis Barnes Funeral Home, Burial will b§ in Harrison Township cemetery. Friends may eaU at the funeral home after Z p.m. Thursday until the timfc.of service. Mr Peterson died early Wednesday morning at Holy Family hospital at Estherville after a lingering illness. Survivors include his mother. Mrs prnJly Peterson, Swea City; three brothers, Qscar and Arthur, Swea City; and Albert, Blue Earth, Minn-; and twp sisters, Mrs Eleanor Habennan, Tama, and %s Fr^da.) S,wanson, Swea £ity. There are several nieces Ben Meyer Of Titonka Dies V Tiionka —'Ben H. Meyer, 87, life-long resident of the area died Wednesday afternoon. Fur neral services will be held Friday, at 1:30 p.m. at the Ramsey Reformed church here with Rev. Kroon' officiating. He was a retired farmer. ' , Surviving are his wife, Tena, three sons, Dick -B. Meyer, Ai- gona;-Burt, Buffalo Center; Wesley, 'and two daughters, Mrs Harm (Tena) Kettwick, .THonka, and Mrs John (Delja) Rippentrop, Buffalo Center, King and Queen of Fete City JoeTschetter Has Surgery Joe Tschetter, Algona grocer, underwent-surgery at Methodist hospital in Rochester, Tuesday, to correct an intestinal obstruction. Mrs Tschetter is with him at Rochester, Jfts 'condition was reported' as favorable, Wednesday. It ,was expected that he would be hospitalized for several weeks. He is m room 204 at the hospital. His son, Ron TscheWer, is re* placing his Dad in the store at present. EdCallies, 81, War Vet Dies Funeral services for Edward Gallics, 81, Minneapolis, former long-time Titonka resident, wil be .held today (Thursday, May 21) at 2 p.m. in the Good Hope Lutheran church with Rev. B. H Schwerin officiating. Short services were also held at Minneapolis Wednesday before the body : shipped to Titonka. Mr Callies, a fapanish-Amer- ican War veteran, died Monday evening in a Minneapolis hospital following a short illness. He had mado his home during recent years with a daughter, Irene (Mrs Harold Kruege.r), there. Survivors include five sons and four daughters. His wife preceded him in death. Longtime Swea Resident Dies, Swea City— Funeral services for Miss Anna Springer, 85, longtime resident, will be held Fri day afternoon, 2 o'clock, at tha Methodist church here. Rev. S Hammer will officiate and buria will be in the Harrison Township cemetery. Friends may call a the Curtis Barnes Funeral Homo after 2 p.m. Thursday until tha time of services. Miss Springer died Tuesday morning at the Wilfair Rest Homo at Burt where she had lived for the past several years. She waa born in Germany and came to the United States as a child. She lived with her parents on a farm near Swea Cjty until they died when she moved to town. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother and sister. Only survivors are cousins. Mary Moe. left, and Arvin Kin?eih» right, kindergarten pupils at Bryant grade school here, -were/crowned king and queen of the school during festivities Friday aftei'hbon. Miss Moe is the daughtei of Mr and Mrs Thomas EJ. Moe gnd Arvin is the son of Mr anc Mrs Burdette Kinseth, all of Algona, The monarchs presided over Ma^ppJe dances by the kindergarten : sixth grade classes, snd a shoft. program of other dances anc , , , , songs. The grade school students, kindergarten through sixth) inclusive, then returned to the schoQ} grounds for games and refresh ments. , , , . . A large crowd, including many parents and grandparents, were on hand for the program. (UD Minor Burns For Youth In Fire An Algona boy, Bob Parrish, son of Mr and Mrs Robert Parrish, received minor burns on his right arm during a f\re a.t the Parrish home on South Main street at 10:20 'a.m. Saturday. Gasoline was being used for cleaning in the kitchen of • the home when a spark ignited it. The kitchen curtains were burn ed and some smoke damage resulted, according to Fire Chief I Kohl. The fire 'department made 9 practice run Tuesday evening an attempt to in>prwe upon its time forgetting up a.t the scene of fires. 2 LuVerne Men Are Hospitalized LuVerne — Two of LuVerrje's most prominent citizens have oecn hospitalized in the past few days. Jon Nelson, 40, president of,the Farmers State Bank, was stricken with a heart attack and taken to Lutheran hospital in Fort Dodge, early Thursday morning. His condition is reported as good. Rev. Louis Wittenburg is also at Lutheran hospital in Fort Dodge, rushed there Sunday after he became ill while delivering the niorning sermon at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church where he serves as pastor. * Kindergarten Visits An annual visiting day wfll be four of Algona'a " this Friday, May | j n8U rahee held at all kindergartens , 22, morning and afternoon. Anyr one interested may attend. Named Director Don Boyd, Lakota, owner and operator of the Lakota. EJeyatot 1 Co,, has been ejected a director of the Grain " Ass'n of fowa, fjoya $e elevator whj ' ' ed from A. Q, August. High winds and a hail storm, accompanied by needed rain, hit' this area late Tuesday night and did thousands of dollars worth 08 damage to cars, crops, windows, livestock and practically any other thing that happened to bo in the wny. Generally speaking, the path of the worst portion of the storm ran from the Bode* Ottosen area north through Kossuth . county to Swea City. Rainfall ranged from an estimated .4 of an, inch to more than an inch in some areas. ; ' ' ' Reports from the Ottosen, Lon$ Rock, Fenton and Whittemora vicinities indicated losses to prb- perty heaviest there. - • ' At Ottosen, extensive damage resulted to homes and outbuildr ings in and around the community. Practically every homo owner had some windows knock- d out by hail which measured wo inches in diameter. * Windows Knocked Out ' ; Wind toppled a 'tree on to $> 1959 Ford owned by Lester We- hrspann and wrecked it.,',jA> chicken house in the area waa ' ripped ,apart and ' of;air,, least 400 chickens", smothered ^a't , two farms,'" -Martin* -Meyer's and Erling Malrnin's, when they crowded with fear., ' ,\' The school, Presbyterian church and many of the stores on'the- north side of the business district suffered many broken windows. There was also much damage .to roofs, paint and gardens, which may have to be replanted. Many- large and small branches littered the entire area. ; Damage At Whittemore An auto owned by Dennis Weber was dented badly by hail. at Whittemore. Several other vehicles also got pock-marked during the storm. Heaviest damage to property seemed to be southeast of Whittemore where practically all south windows in houses and outbuildings were knocked out. ( - , ' A steady stream of claimants filed into the office of Vic Perkins, insurance man, at Whittemore Wednesday morning,* and most had suffered hail damage, R. A. Hogan,: who farms four miles southeast of town, had a calf whose leg was broken by a lail stone and several other cat- le were dazed, apparently from being hit on the head during the storm, One barn in the Whittemore vicinity had 70 windows -knocked out. Rain measured .6 of an inch in town, more^than an inch north- of town and .4 of an inch west of Whittemore. There were no.reports of damage in the Algona area where rainfall amounted to .44 of an inch at the airport to an estimated inch in town. A two-minute hail storm shortly after midnight Tuesday failed to do any damage. Lone Rockers To Cellars > , At Lone Rock high winds' caused several families to take, to the cellar during the storm • which lasted from midnight untij < about 12:3Q a.m. Wednesday;, 1 ;, Wind blew down a tree near> the" t Kossuth County Implement Co, smashing a used truck belonging to the company and a car parked , for the night belonging to, H. W. Peterson, Algona, •;', Hail stones, reportedly^ varying from egg sfosed to >, "as big as baseballs" windows at Kossuth Implement Co,, Hardware artel Lumber Co« the Lone Rock Elevator the Kossuth County shed Agent Kenneth Jackson, fi d 100 damage Wednesday. off many roofs a,rjjd of leaves but crops -yswfa. be insufficiently " J J ceive any

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