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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 18, 1959
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" : Her impression of England — cold, foggy. and pretty old looking. . Holldnd — clean, energetic, but Where did the windmills go? Italy — Interesting and historical, but the canals in Venice are full of garbage. > France — Better in the country than in the cities, with plenty of tourist lures. Germany — More at home here, and West Germany, is bustling and prosperous looking. ., Her husband supplied her with ^a camera, but only a cardboard box 'to carry it. in. Mrs Hood 1 found her- fellow travelers- with cameras all had the leather carrying cases, with shoulder straps. "I had enough of that- box,, so Ed Breen, our tour conductor, •found a camera. Shop in France and I, too, wound up with the Regulation shoulder strap and carrying case." She has some interesting slides of the trip. Most people love their jobs — the only thing- they may' hate is the work. * * * . We've all read of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. But what is it? ' ' : . .A selected, list of stocks are used in comp,utmg the average. These stocks are Allied Chemical, American Can, American Sme^lt- ing & Refining, AT & T, American Tobacco, • Bethlehem Steel, Chrysler, Corn ^Products, Dupont, Eastman Kodak, General?*JEleCfcK ric, General Foods, General Mot,ors, Goodyear, International Harvester) International Nickel, In- .ternatibhal 'Paper,. Johns-Man- yille, National Distillers & Chemical, National Steel, Proctor*r& Gamble, Sears Roebuck, Sandard Oil of New Jersey, Texas Co., Union .Carbide,- United Aircraft, U.S. Steel, Westinghouse; and Woolworth..,;. ,,;'-.; " By common consent these arg considered a fair cross section of American industry, and generally the managments confirm to high standards of conduct and efficiency. Thus the computing H is done on the stocks listed above. . Your reporter, by the time this column is printed, will be in Colorado Springs attending the 74th annual convention of the National Editorial Ass'n.,,The convention . ' itself continues through Saturday, June 20. Following that a nine- day tour of the State of Colorado has been arranged* winding up the final two\,days in Denver as guests of the Colorado Centennial Commission. iTflis is - Colorado's 100th year of "statehood. . The tour .will-include stops or visits at Canon City and the Royal Gorge, Sari Louis Valley, San Juan Mountains, Cortez,- Mesa V.erde .National Park, Durango, the narrow guage train trip to Silverton (you saw it in "Around the World in 80 Days"), the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Grand Junction, Colorado National Monument, Glenwooo". Springs, Grand Lake, Trail Ridge Road and Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Central City and a 1 performance, of the Central City Opera (didn't know newspapermen saw -operas?), and Denver. It sounds like quite an itinerary to us, and a pretty thorough covering of Colorado. * * * What would cause a 62-year-old man to rob a bank, as did Valentine Karp last week at Lakota? By the time this is'printed, he may have been taught; if not, he surely will be and will face a Federal bank robbery charge. Karp's previous record led to his apprehension and identification. He had married, for the third time, in 1954. His present wife knew nothing of his previous record; he was originally sent to Stillwater prU son in 1915, and also served in a Federal penitentiary being released in 1942, Since then he had worked at odd jobs, never holding any one of them too long. The Karps lived in Waseca, Minn, until last fall when they moved to Hartland, Minn. Wednesday evening after the robbery he called his wife from Albert Lea, saying he was too ill to drive and was going to see a doctor. He abandoned • his robbery -car, at Wells, Minn, and disappeared. Famous Last Line «— There's always plenty of rporo ' the top because many who , i »bw* go $o sleep arid joU off. Valentine Karp, charged- in federal court at Sioux' City with the robbery of the Lakota Farmers Trust and Savings bank, apparently has a past a's checkered as the shirt he wore at the timo of the stick-up. He is the subject of a three- stale manhunt, but his wife said .after the robbery that.she had. no idea her husband had criminal tendencies. He served time in a federal penitentiary, tout once applied j Parole Violator According to F. B. <I. records, Karp served time,, at Stillwater, Minn., in 1915 on the'., rape "conviction. Laler paroled* he was re-committed on parole violation. It Was also reported lhat he- served time in a federal penitentiary being released in 1942 or' 1943. It was not learned on what federal charge he was convicted. ; Karp lived at Waseca, Minn., frorn about 1951 until August of 1958, and was well known there. According to a-Waseca newspaper, the second 'Mrs Karp, the former Calherinc Weed of Olis- co, died there August 13, 1953. Shirtly after her death, Karp organized .a fund foi' the purchase of an oxygen tenl for the Waseca 'Memorial hospital as a memorial, to -his late wife. Karp solicited funds from Waseca Residents and collected $915'itowafrd a goal of $1,000. Karp .must have devoted considerable time to the -"project for the donations lasted iri the newspaper were for amounts of $1 and $2. 'The Waseca Chapter of Barbershoppers then joined the-campaign and agreed to pay the difference to buy the $1,050 oxygen lent. Karp was also well known as a representative of the Minne~ 1! - Illuminated Sign Comfor a position ort the Waseca, Minn., police force. Sentenced In 1915 In .1915 he served a sentence for rape, tout in 1953 he raised nearly a thousand dollars t'o.touy anioxygen machine to give to ! a hospital in .memory of his second wife. : The present Mrs Karp, whom he married In 1954, said that her Daughter * "was -suspicious* "frTat Karp might have a past, that she '.herself .. never entelstaine'd such a thought. She said, she knew he" was quick-tempered and thatJ he had trouble holding a job, but that was the only fault she was aware of. He was very honest about paying hie bills, she said, and never drank. pany, ..selling reflector numerals for the identification of farms which are used by i'ire departments for locating Ihe scenes of; rural fires. He contracted with a.Waseca printer to print receipt slips as recently as three months ago. He was also employed by Tyrholm Motors at Waseca. The present 'Mrs ,Karp was asked if ,the couple ever had any trouble pver^mpney matters,,. She said^no'.' She*" also 1 'stated'that she had her ojvn money and the 'hdUsVand Car had been purchased in her name and her husband had not protested. He did not propose joint ownership, she said. However, he allegedly did obtain approximately $687 toy holding up the Lakota bank. $35,000 Damage InFire Af LuVerne Sunday Logs was eslimated up to $35,000 in a fire which destroyed two barns, nine calves, a tool shed, brooder house; machinery and hay and straw on the Mike Hinz farm, 2 Ms miles northwest of LuVerne Sunday afternoc/n. Fire departments from Corwith, LuVerne, Wesley and Livermore were called. Winds of 35 miles per hour whipped and spread the blaze and it was an hour before firemen could bring it under control. It is believed that the fire was caused by defective wiring. The fire started in the larger of the two barns. Nine 200 pound calves housed there were burned and a prize bull killed. Tools were destroyed in the tool shed but most of the machinery was removed from the building. Milking equipment and a four-row planter were destroyed. A bin of soy beans was scorched but saved. The buildings were* partially covered by insurance but the contents had no insurance oh them. I Neighbors set up stanchions, and brought milking machines to the farm to milk the Hinz dairy herd Sunday night. * Funeral Held Tuesday For LuVerne Lady Funeral services for Mrs Lizzie Frost, 79, were held Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. at the Bogaard funeral home in Humboldt and at 2 p.m. at Zipn Lutheran church" at Lu- Verne. The Rev. Martin Klaus of Garner officiated and burial was in the LuVerne cemetery. ' Mrs Frost died Saturday at the Good Samaritan home in Algona. Surviving are one son and one daughter, Fred Frost of Livermore and Mrs Oscar Hagen of Ottosen; 12 grandchildren; one great- grandchild; and two brothers, Mike "Htintz of kuVerne and John Hintz of Livernwre. . .Mrs<Fros,t was preceded in death by.her husband, one daughter, one son in infancy and two sisters. Rifle Used To Shoot Up Sentral School The new. Sentral school building at Fenton was damaged with a .22 rifle some'time during the night of June 8. A glass in the Science room was • broken and a bullet hit and damaged a blackboard. Wind9ws on the north end of the building and on the west side were shot through. The incident was reported to Deputy Sheriff Don Wood who investigated. Home From Hospital Joe Tschetter, Consumers super market manager, returned home last Thursday, following several weeks at Methodist hospital in Rochester, Minn., where' he underwent surgery. Joe is reported feeling much better and is up and around. He will return to the Rochester hospital next week for a checkup. 29 Kossuth 4-H Girls Attend ,, , * State Meeting '•[ Swea Girl Is Named Top Soloist At Ames • Discussion groups, key speakers, dj'amu practices and, presen- tntion and new friends we're all a part of the Slate Girl's 4-H Convention in Ames from June 1 942, attended by 2!) delegates from Kossuth* County. Key addresses concerned lea.der.ship', citizenship arid participation in discussion groups, v ,State officers were elected following Vigorous schedule -of campaigning parades and speeches. Sandi Friverl, Pocahontas County, was elected president. , ', j An impressive clover chain ceremony was held on the lawn near the lo'wa State Campanile to in- iliale John. W, Coverdale, chairman of the Nalional Commitlee on - Boys' and Girls' Club Work, as the "state honorary member. , Special Sessions- Special sessions were hold-for the differenl ' divisions ' in the stale program, clothing, food and nutrition and home furnishing. At these meetings the speakers gave ideas and lessons in the respective fields. Judy O'Brien and Marilyn Hinckley, Burt Blue Birds, Sr., presented to the food 'and nuirilion division, their demom station "Ice Cream-Evcryone's Dish" which won awards at the Waterloo Dairy' Congress last year. Jan Clark, Bancroft, stale girl's club president, conducted the "am riual business meeting at the convention. Roger Dreyer, Fentqn, president of the Iowa boy's 4-H clubs, brought greetings frotn) the -boy's.clubs.r.Campuis.^-H ehj' was represented'at llie cbrivent'iori by Bob Chambers, Corwith,-'vice- president of the Campus 4-H. Top Soloist Janet Walker, Swea City, wns chosen as top soloist and sang the Four Leaf Clover Song at the opening session. Sylvia Eden, Titonka, and Lois -Wilberg, Fen- Ibn, were members of the state 4-H chorus, and dancers in the pageant "Journey Into Peace" were Madonna Erpelding, Algona; Ruth Wise, Corwith; Nancy Chambers, Corwith; Doris Ann Kohlhaas, Irvington; Mary Lou Kollasch, Bancroft; Carmen Larsen, Armstrong; Theresa Thilges, Algona;'Alice Elbert, Whittemore; Donna Ingebritson, Elmore, Minn.; Jeanette Kellner, Bode; Pamela Andrews, Burt; Regina, Ferguson, • Bancroft; Joe Ann Mino, Mary Jo Arndorfer and Jean Keith, Algona; and Louise Skow, Wesley. Judy Johnson, Lakota, helped usher at the convention assemblies. Grace McKim, Burt, attended convention as Kossuth County president and helppd lead discussions. Other Kossuth County girls attending were — Rita Hendrickson, Bancroft; Ann Schijtz, Bun- croft; Jeanette Wichtendahl, Lone Rock, Nancy Patterson, Ledyard; Maxine Clayton, Elmore, Minn, and LaVonne Thompson, Lone Rock. Mrs Cecil Thoreson, Eagle- Elles ,4-H leader and Lois Bentele, Wesley Wizards leader, attended conven. as leaders. To The Winner . Karen Hutchins, utchins, 19, newly crowned Miss Algona, received a congratulatory kiss fi • of the city. The fact lhat "Doc" has known Karen since she was u very ti Shierk, mayoi the incident no less pleasurable for him. from Dr. C. C. tiny airl makes Karen was chosen from eight candidates at a beauty pageant Saturday night al Ihe Algona theatre. Attendants were Mary Kay Knoll, 19 and Judy Pickelt, 18. Karen is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Don Hul.chins and recently completed her freshman year at Drake University, bhe was an honor student at Al^ona high school, graduating with the class of 1958, and was Miss Algona in the 1958 North Iowa Ban:! Festival. She is a lalented vocal soloist Miss Algona will go to Arnold's Park, June 28, to compete in the Miss Iowa contest. Miss Iowa *JN be n candidate foMhe Miss Universe title at Lang Beach, Calif., later. (Ncls Isaacson Photo — LJDM Engraving). Sumner Quarton BtifiifR ites Here Saturday Graveside rites will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Riverview cemetery for the interment of the ashes of Sumner B. Quarton, well known native Algonan. Rev. James Boyd of First Congregational church will officiate. McCullough's Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Mr Quarton died March 28 in a fall aboard the German ship Sonderburg. He and his wife, the former Marguerite Moe Kenefick, had started on a European trip. He was born here, Nov. 28, 1889, the son of Judge and Mrs William B. Quarton. He was a graduate of Algona high school, Grinnell College and the University of Iowa. He was formerly vice-president and manager of the Iowa Broadcasting Co. al Cedar Rapids. He had lived at St. Petersburg, Florida, for several years. Surviving besides his wife, are a son, Dr. Gardner Cowles Quarton, Lincoln, Mass, and a daughter, Mrs Wyot (Mary Elizabeth) Irish, Boulder, Colo; two brothers, W. B. Quarton, Cedar Rapids; and Harold, address unknown; and two sisters, Mrs Charles (Helen) Remsen, Sarasota, Fla. and Mrs Lee (Florence) Nugent, Pasadena, Calif. Funeral Held Tuesday For m Small Baby 'Funeral services for Dawn Marie Schmidt, 2-week old daughter of Mr and Mrs 'Richard Schmidt of Whi.Uemore, • were held Tuesday at 2 p. m. in the Apostolic church at .West Bend. The .baby was born at St. Ann hospital June 1, and after being in apparent good health, died suddenly Sunday in a Mason City hospital. She is survived by her parents, a brother, Rodney and sister, Mary. Whittemore Couple Wed 50 Years Funeral For Six Month Old Boy Today Funeral services are being held this afternoon (Thursday) for Michael Lee Cheever, six monlh old son of Mr and Mrs Leslie Cheever. Rev. Newton Coughenour will officiate in First Melh- odist church and burial will be in Easllawn Memorial Gardens. McCullough's Funeral Chapel is in charge- of arrangements. The Da by died Tuesday at University Hospitals at Iowa City where he had been since June 2. He had been in poor health since birth. He was born November 27, 1958 at Fairmont, Minn, the son of Leslie Cheever and Donna. Boenken Cheever. Mr Cheever is employed al Botsford Lumber Co. here. Surviving besides the parents arc the grandparents, Mr and Mrs John Beenken and Mr and Mrs Lester Cheever, Tjtonka, and the great grandparents, Mr and Mrs Peter Beenken, also of Titonka. Grave Services For Batt Baby Graveside services for the stillborn son of Mr and Mrs Barry 1 Ball were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, McCullough's Funeral Chapel was ments. in charge of arrange-. _ Pue r an&Mn Richard Potrat? will pbeervo ' toe ir geideiv wedding anniversary, Sunday, June 24. to •the Ul health of Mrs Potratz, events" will be limited to a family dinner at their home at Whitte,i *JW S JWS and daughters are Herbert and Martin, Whittemore; Alvm and Mrs Wilmer (Edna) Wichtendahl kotts Creek; Mrs Loren (Bertha) Barker, Macksburg; Mrs John (Doloris) Hopkins, Algona; and AfthiKY Dennison. (UDM Engraving). ' The infant was born to Mrs Batt at St. Ann hopsital Sunday morning. Grandparents of the infant arc Mr and Mrs Bill Batt of Burt. Algonan Bound Over; Deserted His 5 Children Leland Brown, Algona, waived preliminary hearing in Justice of the Peace C. H. Ostwinkle's court here and was bound over to the September term of dislricl court on a charge of abandoning and deserting minor children. Bond was set at $1,000 and was not furnished. Brown is in the county jail here. Brown reportedly went away for several days leaving his wife and five children, all under 16, without food in the house or money to buy it. He returned home briefly Tuesday arid was turned over to officials. His wife, is employed part of the time. Seven cases involving drinking an the highway were heard in Ostwinkle's court during the past week. Mildred Fae Bioom- quist, Fort Dodge paid $25 for drinking on public highways; Louis Lappe, Lakota, Glenn Francis Lester, Waterloo, $50 drinking on highway; Gen-it Steinberg, Madison, S.D., Merlin N. Bens- choof, Sioux Falls, S. Dak., Eugene C. Holler, Madison S.D. and Lloyd Bruget, Madison S. Dakota paid $10 each for drinking beer on a public highway. Bruget also paid $10 for exceeding u night speed law. Other cases in Justice Ostwin- kle's court were Gi\y Arclen Prescolt, Hingsted, allowing an unauthorized operator, $5; Lee W. Haase, Algona, improper muffler, $5; James D. Harms, West Bend, defective muffler, $5; Kermit I. Forbes, Algona, reckless driving, $25; Richard Moe, Algona, violating a restricted license, $10; William George Brown, Clear Lake, operating a vehicle while license is under suspension, 2 clays in jail; Paul E. Devine, Corwith, faulty equipment, $5 and no brakes on truck, $10; Merle D. Ludwig, West Bend, no brakes on trailer, $10; Harold Gunderson, Ames, failure to stop, $10; Harold J. Keesee, Algona, failure to stop at a through highway, $10; Harry Duane Wray, Algona, exceeding the night speed law, $30; and Russell R. Rentz, improper towing, $5. All paid court cost, also. Several Minor System Changes Recommended The ofTico of the auditor of slate has completed the annual audit of Kossuth county for the your 1958 ami a report has been received and placed on file for public inspection at the office of Kossuth County Auditor Marc Moore. The audit was "made between the dates of March 23 and May H. 1959. Board Corrected The auditors recommend four changes or corrections to the Kossuth County Board of Supervisors, chief of which was the cancellation of old outstanding warrants, excepting drainage wnrrants. The report recommended naming a proper de- poiilory for the recorder's office, since one had not' been named since 1956, and the setting of a maximum amount of deposit for the auditor, clerk, sheriff and recorder's offices. The audit noted that, some board meeting minutes had not us yet been properly signed and said the board, should not allow domestic animal claims after the period allowable toy law for filing expires. J. P. Courts Checked The audit of Justice of the Peace C. H. Ostwinkle's records had five items for adjustment, involving a double pay in fines, a 60 cent error in addition and an excess payment of fines, all of which have been adjusted. Ost- winkle collected $4,681.88 in fines and $1,923. in fees in 1958; Justice Delia Welter, $20; N., J. Ncmmers, $155; Fred E. Dutton, $11 and Mayor C. C. Shierk $708. , , :, i At the auditor's office 11 items were listed for adjustment including a transfer of $10,195:02 from the insane fund to the poor fund for cost of insane patients at the county farm. It, was noted that the cost per patient at the , county home during the 1958 year was $463.41. Other items were a transfer of funds to the, county fund from the school fund on the commission on finea and a lOc error, most of which have already been adjusted or will be when funds are available. Adjustments Made Twelve items were listed at the county treasurer's office, including a wrong registration, a double collection . of homestead credit and a posting error of $1. All items have either already been adjusted or will be in tha current receipt register. One item, a wrong posting of collection, adjusted May 7, was found at the clerk of Court's office. The sheriff, superintendent of schools, recorder, engineer, coroner, assessor, soldier's relief, extension ( and weed commissioner's office were listed as clear on the audit. Local Youth Gets Honor At Boys State Kim Deal, who was one of Algona's four representatives at Boys' Stale which closed last weekend, was named Saturday, as one of the six ' 'dut'standing boys attending the annual week" long event. Selection was; based on chart acter, promptness, neatness, qo* operation arid all-aTOULnd leadership. Kim wiU toe a senior at Algona high school .this fall. St. Ann Nurse Scholarship To Wesley Girl Mary 'Louise Girres of Wesley has been awarded the $500 St. Ann Hospital Auxiliary Nursing scholarship. Miss Girres is the daughter of Adolph Girres, and is u 1959 graduate of Corwith- Wesley high school. She has been very active in extra-currieulw activities, and was second high' est in her class. Miss Girres will become a student nurse at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines in September. This scholarship is offered every three years by the Auxiliary, It is awarded on the basis of scholarship, character, persbnal- ity and financial need. Civil Defense Unit To Meet Here Tonight The first 'regular meeting of ,the Kossuth County Civilian Defense unit will be held tonight, Thursday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Algona high school gym. Two movies on civilian defense methods will be shpwn and the general public is invited to attend. • •'.". A special invitation, was extended to mayor and cjty council members from every town in the county by John Wood, Aigona, Bounty civilian defense director. New Music Store Opened For Business A new face on State streef'tms week is Gary Porter, wbQ.'jwivh his partner, Jon Santee, «re Q$>I ening 'Music Land" in the ffprif part of the Auction House. $»o " er and Santee have operated similar sto?e in Iowa the past year, and bo ives of that c will remain m erate that young part v busi, Top eluding sound.

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