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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 9, 1959
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X State HiBtorloal By Russ Waller * * * > . if you're still planning a vacation this summer, we can sincerely recommend Colorado as a state of unusual beauty and a variety to,suit any taste. We did not see i<t all, during ,the recent National Editorial Ass'n tour, but you can see a lot in eight days of travel, meet a host of congenial people, and come to appreciate just a ,little bit more what the U.S.A. in its 50 states. Upper ,#, '8 "J ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered aw Knor.d eluin matter at the pottofflc* at Alfonft, Totva. Nov. 1. 1933. under Act of Conffres* of March 3, 187*. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1959 3 SECTIONS *- 20 PAGES VOl. 96 - Nd; 27 ^n^ m^^ ^^* on a Will Number 75 Titonka Family Gives $15,000 To Iowa College has to offer '*'.-* * • •. • The final convention days were spent at Boulder, Central City and then the grand finale at Denver where the entire group slopped at the Brown Palace Hotel and enjoyed hospitality which will linger long as a pleasant memory. We arrived in Boulder the middle of Sunday morning/and stopped at the new Harvest House, then still under construction. This is a gigantic motel-hotel shaped something like a baseball amphitheatre. Tour members, were present at the sealing of the cornerstone, and into it went the names of all those present. After, luncheon at the nearby country club,, and a tour of the University of Colorado campus, the buses headed for Central City and its IV'ell preserved buildings of a long-gone era. Central City does a good job of remaining as it was 75vor more years ago. The NEA group was entertained en masse at a presentation of the opera "Die Fledermaus", in the historic Opera House which has played host to many of the greater names in drama and music since 18.78, when it was constructed. On this stage have appeared Sarah Bernhardt, Joseph Jefferson, Lillian Gish and many more. * * * If your tastes are not of the opera variety, there are many choices offered. In the restored Teller House vhptel, is the Face On The Barroom Floor, protect- • ed ,by a brass railing from complete obliteration. .There are .(Shops of all kinds, in appearance nearly as they were 75 years ago when Central City had a lusty population of about 15,000. The Glory Hole mine is still there, from whence came millions in gold, the • MoFarlane Foundry where they worked the ore, and a half dozen museums dedicated to Central City's earlier days. * * * From Central City we made our last trip as a convention group, to the Brown Palace .Hotel in Denver. This historic, structure contains 600 rooms, completely air-conditioned, in both an old and new section, built' across the street from each othen' and connected by an enclosed hallway two stories above the street. "Where the world registers" is a slogan of the hotel, and if we ever have to rough it again in Denver, this is our idea of the place to dp it. Each member of the convention entered his assigned room to find a packet of stationery with the guest's personal imprint on both pa/per and envelopes, courtesy of Charles A. O'Toole, manager. * *. * While some convention members made a tour of a missile plant, a few of us, conducted by Barney Maloy of Denver, better known to us as the Kiva Kid, visited the state capital and adjacent state historical society building. Mr 'Maloy's wife is also a lawyer and an assistant attorney general of ttie State of Colorado, with offices in the capital. The historical society building and exhibits tied together much of what we had seen during the preceding week. And, believe it or not, there is, a large, topographical map of the United States in the main lobby, and on this map is shown AOLGONA. AJ- gona was one of a half dozen or so Iowa cities indicated by name on the map. This did much to substantiate what Gene Hood and myself had been saying for sometime about Algona and Kossuth county. * * * Colorado has much to <?ffer in the basic attractions of nature, and in genuine hospitality and friendliness. Some of us might well take a" tip from the Colo- radoans in the latter department. iMr and Mrs Port Hardy of Canon City headed 'an arrangements committee which enabled about 250 people ^ to travel smoothly from day to day without serious trouble or inconvenience. Fellows like Barney Maloy and Bill Brennem'an, the latter travel promotion director of the Colorado Visitors Bureau, and Bill Long of the Colorado press Association, were among the many who did an putstand ing job of making the tour function smoothly and plegsureably. Colorado's highways are excellent for traveling, the mioun* tains are no motoring problem, places to sleep and eat are ajbund- Mrs Fay G. Callies, Titbnka, has notified Simpson college at Indianola of a bequest in excess of $15,000 from the estate of her mpther. -The bequest will be converted into the "John Rolfsema and Kate M. Rolfsema Memorial Scholarship". Mrs Callies is the'wife of Carl Callies, Titonka, and is executrix for the estute of Mrs Kate M. Rolfsema, lale of Des Moines. According to the will, money realized from the sale of a house in Des Moines goes to the college to be entered into Simpson's permanent endowment and the income u§Cd for the assistance of worthy students. Mrs Callies, only daughter of the Rolfsemas, was graduated from Simpson in 1929. Of her four daughters, one, Carol, is a graduate of Simpson and a second, Darlene, is now a junior there. Funeral For I J. Weisbrod Held At Fenton r . H Fenton — Funeral services were held Tuesday 'afternoon at Fenton for Theodore John Weisbrod, 77, who died July *3 at the Crestview Nursing 'Hbme at Fairmont. . • • Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage suffered June 22 at his home at Fairmont; He had been ill for several, years. ' i Mr Weisbrod was born at Fenton, Nov. 8, 1881,( son of 'JScob and Mary Weisbrod. He attended country ; school near Fenton and was married to Bertha Widdel, Feb. 1-1, 1902. • The couple farmed near Fenton; until- they -retired in 1951, movun'g to Fairmont, Their- .only child is (Viola) 'Mrs William Krause, Fairmont. Surviving are his wife and daughter; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren Also three brothers and one sister, George of El Reno, Okla.; Charles, Louis and Rose, all oJ Fenton. Services were held at 1:30 p.m. at the Thomas Funeral Chape! in Fenton and at. 2 pjn. at the First -Methodist church, Fenton of which Mr Weisbrod was a member. Burial was in the Methodist cemetery. ' Rev. Harvey Walker officiated,. -» Nephews of the deceased were pallbearers Highway Project Progressing Algona's South Phillips street has taken on a beat-up look during recent weeks as workmen began the task of adding two more lanes to the present highway width. The photo above shows the area near the state and county highway sheds near the south city limits. A shovel and dirt moving machine were in vise at the time and traffic was limited to one lane at several spots between the old Irvington corner and State street on Phillips. Flagmen, however, were doing a good job of controlling Iraffic most of th e time. The street, which also serves as highway 169, w ill have one lane added on the east and one on the west of the present roadway. It will then be 49 feel wide. The Boswoll Contracting Corp. of Sioux City was the successful bidder on the project for $ 126,020.37. It is expected the city of Algona .will spend about $14,000 for storm sewer to be constructed along the new highway. (UDM Newsfoto-Engraving). Local Woman Named District Auxiliary Head Rites Held For C.W.Mechler At Titonka Funeral services were • held Monday afternoon for a longtime Titonka resident, Clarence Mechler, 64. Rev. B. H. Schwerin, officiated in Gpod Hope Lutheran church. Burial was in Buffalo Township cemetery. Pallbearers at the services were Ernest Hoffman, Ubbe Sylvan Thiessen, John Meyer, Ukena, William Spear and Ted DeBoer. Mr Mechler died Friday morning at Britt Memorial hospital following a series of strokes. Clarence William Mechler was born Oct. 3, 1895 at Oxford, the son of Herman Mechler and Rachael Kuer Mechler. He lived in the Titonka area for 51 years and was a retired farmer. He was a veteran of World War I. His first wile died in 1933 and in 1936 he remarried. His wife, Louise, survives. Other survivors are a son, Douglas K., Titonka, and two grandchildren. There is also a brother, Elmer.of Titonka, and a sister, Mrs Merle (Vera) Schwietert, Burt. Pedestrian Deaths Here For 10 Years Algona has been cited by the AAA Motor Club of Iowa for a 10 year record of no pedestrian traffic deaths on it streets. The certificate was presented to Mayor C. C. Shierk by Wilson R. Morrison, Des Moines, AAA safety consultant, Tuesday morning. Algona was selected 1 for citation from 1668 competing cities of all sizes. Pedestrian fatalities in 1958 totaled 7,800, a reduction .of 50 per cent from the high point reached in 1937. During the same period of lime, all other traffic fatalilies increased 21 per cent. According to Mr Morrison, Algona is one of the few cities of its size that can claim a 10-year falalily-free record. ant, and as reasonable., as you Wish to make them, The Rockies are only a day and a half away from us, and if you're still lopk- jng for a place to go and some^ thing different in -a vacation, Colorado, in it§ Centennial Year, may well be your answer. If you want literature or information, write tp Bill Brenneman, Colorado Visitors Bureau, 225 West Colfax Ave., Denver 2, Colorado. * * * Ypur reporter brought home some Indi'an bead'belts for his sons from' this expedition, assuring them that they were made by the Sioux Indians. Then came the crushing blow. One of them turned his belt over and read an inscription on the inside. "What does this mean Pad — Made in Hong Kong?" Mrs. Lillie Foih Mrs Lillie Foth, newly-elected president of the Eighth District of the American Legion Auxiliary, was hfanored at a reception Monday afternoon at the Legion Hall here. Members of the local post were hostesses. Ladies from all parts of the district attended. Mrs Phyllis Carr, president-elect of the local Auxiliary, headed the cpmmitlee in charge. Mary Genrich, Lone Rock, county president, poured and pages were Jean Cannady and Joyce Hayden. Mrs Ann Clark was mistress of ceremonies of the program. Kim Deal, accompanied by Mrs • Fred Geigel, sang several numbers, and Mary Staudt entertained with her autoharp. A group of, 4-H girls, Madonna and Rosemary Gisch, Ann Smith and Jean Ann Frideres, presented a • square dance and John Clark, Judy Mittag and Phyllis Hardgrove gave a skit, Mrs Foth is the former Lillie Blinkman, ,'and a life-long resident of Algona. She has held all offices in the local .unit of the Auxiliary, and the county unit, and is past Eighth District secretary t and vice president. She is the wife of John Foth and the couple have a son, William, and three grandchildren. For the past several years, Mrs Foth has also been president of women's organization of the Presbyterian church here. (UDM Engraving). ' Salvation Army Fund Drive Is Now 0[n Here The 'Salvation Army is currently making its annual appeal for funds in Agona. No personal solicitation calls are being made, but contributions by mail are invited. Checks may be made payable to H. L. Gilmore, treasurer. Algona committee members, in addition to Mr Gilmore, are Russ Waller, chairman, Dr. M. G. Bourne, Antoinette Bonnsletter, Mrs Marvel Imrnerfall, Dr. R. C. Dewel and Jim Watt. A portion of the money raised will be left in the community and administered by the local committee for special and deserving cases. 25 Years As City Employee Chan Dailey, chief engineer at the Algona light plant, retired July 1 after 25 years in the job. He has been emp!6yed by the city several years longer than thai but he worked elsewhere in the meantime. The Board of Trustees of the Municipal Utilities Commission, Al Buchanan, Mel Bay, and O. B. Harmes, were host lo a slag parly in honor of Chan al Ihe Fire Station clubrooms, Monday evening. He was presented with a golf cart as a token of appreciation of his many years of service. Succeeding Dailey as chief engineer is Bill Ludwig who has been assislanl chief engineer for Ihe pasl several years. Ludwig has been employed al Ihe lighl plant for 18 years. Leo Bellock, city employee since 1929, will be assistant chief engineer. Justice Court Is No Place For A Man An itinerant mooacine saies- womun. Sally Bradley of Milwaukee, wa» evidently short of cash one day last week so she cashed a check for $15 at the Kennedy store ot Bancroft. She wound up shorter thnn ever, however, after being charged with false uttering and drawing of a bank chock in Justice C. H. Ostwinklc's court, which fdund her Baying $10, court costs and $15 to cover the no good check. The Milwaukee lady was traveling with a magazine crew at the time. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was notified after the alarm went out from the Bancroft firm and he later picked up the defendant at Clear Lake and returned her here for a hearing of the case. Another woman, Myrtle Richlcr, Fort Dodge, was sentenced to 30 days in jail when she entered'a guilty plea to a charge of intoxication in Ostwinkle's court. She was- arrested by local police officers on Iho streets here. Ostwinkle suspended the sentence on good behavior and. ordered the defendant out of the county. The men who appeared in Ostwinkle's court were there on a variety of traffic violo- tions. Vaughn N. Walker, Mar- ^shalllown, paid $15 and costs, stop sign; Thomas R. Vipond, Algona, $10 and costs, illegal passing; Gary E. Sleper, Titonka, $10 and Costs, truck parked on highway without flags; Leonard R. Zwaan, Forest City, $5 and costs, no safely chain; Bernard M. Weyderl, Algona, $5 and costs, faulty muffler; and Terry J. Spear, Lakota, $5 and costs, no operator's license. Bancroft Carnival The Bancroft Chamber of Commerce has slated a- street carnival for next Tuesday and Wednesday, July 14-15. Six or eight, kiddies rides and a horne talent show will be featured. Band mothers will have the food concessions. Ex-Algonan Is Heart Victim In California Word has been received here of the • death of Mrs George Scobee June 29 at Culver City, Calif. Funeral services were held July 2. She had been ill for several years with heart trouble and was totally blind. Mrs Scobee was the widow of a former Milwaukee depot agent here. Mr Seobee died several years ago. Survivors include a son, James, and two daughters, Mrs Karl (Mildred) Moulton and Mrs Arthur (Barbara) Baldwin. Dividend Rate Up The Home Federal Savings and Loaci Association has announced a raise in dividend rates for savings. The ' new rate is 3%%, .effective July 1. The former rate was 3Vi%. Home Federal, now has assets over 12 million dollars, according to CR. LaBarre, president. Dale Heeren Is New Owner Of Local Store Dale Heeren of Algona became the new owner of the local Western Auto Associate Store recently when he purchased the firm from Harry Ireland. The new owner will take possession -of thu business Wednesday, July 15, according lo an announcement made by Heeren this week. 'Mr 'Heeren, originally from Hampton, has been employed for the past 11 years by the Sieg Fort Dodge Co., including the past nine years as manager of the local store. He plans some minor changes in the general layout of the Western Auto store in the near future. Mr Ireland, who has been owner and operator of Western Auto here for nine years, havs not announced any definite plans for the future. Gene Nemmers of Bancroft, who has been employed at the Sieg store here for about three years, will be the new manager of that firm. Fire Late Wednesday Algona's rural fire truck was called to the Herb Weyder't farm, two miles west and five miles north of Algona at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 9. A tractor owned by Mr Weydert burst into flames immediately after he refueled with gasoline. He planned, to cpntinue cultivating until the fire caused considerable damage to the machine. There was no estimate of the damage. Damages Asked, And Divorce In District Court Two damage suits were filed and a divorce granted in Kossuth district court during the past several diiys. , Roy Smith, Eslherville, asks $62,654.94 in damages from Arlo Erdahl of Kossuth county and Robert Edwards of Winne-bago county in a case developing from an accident Sept. 5, 1957. Smith was a passenger in a car driven by Erdahl, which collided with a pickup truck driven by Edwards. Smith received a broken arm, several broken ribs, broken shoulder blades, a broken knee and head injuries which, according to the plaintiff, caused dizziness and poor eyesight. He states he spent 41 days in a Buffalo Center hospital. Smith alleges negligence by both Erdahl and Edwards, and Ihe pelilion names both or either as defendanls for the entire amount of damages. $60,000 is asked for personal and permanent injuries, and $2,654,94 for hospital and doctor's bills. " ' Paul D. Apka, Lakota was granted a divorce from Beverly Apka on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment. The 60-day waiting period was waived on the grounds of immediate necessity. According to the petition. Ihe Apkas had been living in a common law marriage at Lakota but Mrs Apka left in January and married another man. The Apkes were married in Red Wing, Minn, in 1941 and divorced in 1947. Three children were born to' them during this time. They later lived under a common law marriage at Lakota, with two children being born to them there. Mr Apka was given custody of the three children born during the Minnesota marriage and Mrs Apka was given custody of the two children born during the common law marriage. Bldon S. Pratt, Algona, filed NEW TEACHERS Edgar Meyer Ronald Diggins Arnold Hill New Committees Are Named By Local Corp. Announcement of the appointment of standing committees for the coming year of the Algona Industrial Development Corporation was made recently. Promotion & Publicity — Pat chairman, Mayor C. C. Shierk, Hurry Greenberg and Wes Bartlett. Membership — Roy Bjustrom, chairman, John Dreesman, Fred Kent Jr. and Al Buchanan. Existing Industry Committee — Burl Harmes, chairman, Duane Dcwel and Roy Hulzell. New Industry Committee — M. C. Melcalf, chairman, Russ Waller and Jack _imbaugh. Sites Committee — Wm. J. Finn, chairman, Jim Palmer, Russ Buchanan and Leo Immerfall. Statistical Information Committee — Bill Steele, chairman. They will function for the next fiscal year of the organization. 1959-60 Staff Will Have 15 ^ New Teachers All Vacancies Now Filled Except One The faculty of the Algona Corrf- munily Schools for the l!)f>9-(50 school year is complete with the exception of ont' member, according to an announcement made Wednesday by Supt. O. B. Laing. A teacher for the fourth grade at the Bertha Godfrey school is yet to be hired. The total teaching staff for the coming year is 75 — one more than in 1958-59. This is due to the addition, of a special educa- ti'in room at Bryant. The anticipated total enrollment, kindergarten through 12, is expected to be about the same as last year. Fifteen new teachers have been hired. A short sketch of each new teacher follows: Ronald Diggins, Guthrie Cen« ter, will teach high school English and dramatics. He is a grad* Hale of Drake. University and is working on his M. A. degree. Mr Diggins has had four years experience, the last three at Guthrie Center. He is married and as a child. Walter Siemens, Njles, Mich., will teach high school physics and general science. He has a' B. A. degree from Bethel College and has done graduate work at University of Colorado and elsewhere. This summer he is attending Western Michigan Stale College at 'Kalamazoo, Mich, on a National Science Foundation Scholarship. He has eight years leaching experience. He is married and has two children. Edgar Meyer, new math and , vocational education teacher, is a graduate of Iowa Stale University at Ames and is attending summer school there. His home is in Ames and he is married and has two sons. Arnold Hill, Decatur, Nebr., received his B. S. degree at Midland College and graduate work at the University of Nebraska, He has five years teaching experience. He will teach junior high history and be athletic assistant in all junior high sports. He is married and has two children. ' • . Mrs Elizabeth Stillman, who will teach junior high English, is a well-known Algona resident. She has a B. A. degree from the State University of Iowa. Be-, fore her marriage to Judge G. W. I Stillman, she taught several I years in the Algona schools, arid in recent years has been a substitute tpacher. Janet Kimmel, Sheldon, will teach third grade at Bryant. She attended Iowa State Teachers College and is attending the 1959 summer school sessions. • Carol Feldman, Terril, attended Iowa State Teachers College and is attending summer school there at present. She will teach fourth grade at Lucia Wallace. Karen Saylor, Clarion, attended Iowa State Teachers and is attending summer school. She will teach second grade at Bryant. Mrs Eva Tracy, Des Moines, a suit asking from Gordon $389.71 dajnages Ireland, AJgona, ind the JJrown Trucking Co. of Des Moines. Court Hearing Set July 16 On Quit Notice A hearing on a property notice to quit, with R. V. Sorensen and Opal M. Sorensen, plaintiffs, and Mr and Mrs Earnest Nauman, defendants, will be held in district court here July 16. According to the information, a notice to quit was served for the Sorensens to the Naumans, tenants for the plaintiffs, more than 30 days after a written notice to terminate tenancy was served. The defendants did not V89ate the property, .which has been sold by the plaintiffs to another party that wanted possession July 1. The case was filed here day. will teach fourth grade at Bry< ant. She attended Drake University and is attending school there this summer. She has had; 10 years of teaching experience. She is a widow with two daughters. Mrs Janice Troutman, Algona, will teach fifth grade at Lucia • Wallace. She atlended Iowa State Teachers and has three • years teaching experience, the last two at Lakota. She and her husband, Harley Troutman, Jr., have two daughters. Dorothy Barkema, Alexander, has had two years teacher training at Central College at Pella. She is assigned to teach third, grade at Lucia Wallace, Shirley Woadring, Atlanlticj will teach second grade at Bertha Godfrey. She attended Norths west Missouri State Teachers College and is attending siimmep school there. She .has three years leaching experience ftt; Council Bluffs. ' - v Mrs Hazel Markovetz, Springs, will teach sixth grade Lucia Wallace. Her three years training was mainly at . College arid she is attending mer school at the University Arizona at Tucson. She has years teaching experience, Markqvetz is a widow and. bSSJu daughter in high school. ?«'. Mrs June Carson, Britt, be the teacher of education room a' has a B. A. degree .._ University <rf Iow«|,anjdl ing symmev spho^r in '* education there af present,

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