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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 16, 1959
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S Iowa ESTABLISHED 1863 Braroi ft* •**».<» <*»« ^^t.*i th «5^ t0 ? 1 5?.J*l -rVwX 1 Iowa. Nov. 1, 1832. under Act ol Confre*s of March 3, 1878. ALOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 16, 3 SECTIONS - 22 PAGES PLUS 8 PAGE TABLOID VOL. 96 - NO. 28 60 Budget Hiked $64,910 By Russ Waller * * •• * If the Milwaukee, Brkves do hot win the National League pennant it will not be due to lack of support from the younger members of this scribe's household. To make sure that the Braves fully understood the support they are getting hereabouts, W6 all trekked to Milwaukee last weekend to see the Champs take on the Challengers.— namely the Los 'Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants. ' , »* *.-.*• Enxouie we stopped at Monona and visited a fellow newspaperman who we knew some years back, and discovered that the reason he is in the newspaper business is because he once had a teacher named Antoinette Durant, of Algona, at Platteville, Wisconsin, Teachers College. She advised him to enter the newspaper field, instead of teaching. / • * * For jack, age 7, it was his f irsfi "big trip" away from home, 'and he managed very well, doing everything his big brothers did with the exceptiop of getting his shoe laces tied. -.Denny, Tom, .and '. Steve are more seasoned ^travelers, having made the Rose Bowl trip last winter without mishap. * * * Our seats proved to be six rows back in the lower /grandstand, and In our opinion were better than the box seats. This was especially so on Friday night, when the Funeral Monday ForWhittemore Truck Victim rains came after inn'ings, of play. The box seat holders scurried ' for cover, -but we found ourselves "-about three rows inside the protecting shelter of the roof. When a game is interrupted by rain, the umpires have the final say-so as to whether or not the contest continues. After 45 minutes of ,si|ting, with the rain Funeral''services ,for Norman John 'Kirsch, 19, were held Monday rnbrning in St. .''Michael's Catholic church »at Whitternore. Father Leo Schumacher of Si Jop officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Hyink's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. •-...... Kirsch was killed in a collision of two trucks on a gravel road four miles south of Sheffield late Friday. The gravel truck Kirsch was driving met .another one beiri'g driven by Oscar Spora, 46 Dows, at the edge of a narroi bridge. Spora's truck was nearly through the .bridge when collided with Kirsch's truck, own ed by Jim Camp, Algona. Spora' truck- slammed off the bridgi and overturned into the ditch, A support was knocked out, makin the 16 foot 'bridge impassable Kirsch, tossed 'out in the crash was crushed by his own truck Spora suffered only minor injuries. , Norman John Kirsch was born March 18, 1940 at Whittemore, the son of Lawrence Kirsch and Linda Frideres Kirsch: He was graduated from Presentation Academy at Whittemore with tha class of 1958 -and last' year attended DeVrey Technical Institute in Chicago. He had taken a gravel hauling job for the summer and was driving for the second 'day when the tragedy oc- Support Price Of Soybeans Set At $1.80 The pHce of 1959-crop soybeans will be supported at $1.80 per bushel in Kossuth county, R. :. Anderson of the county A.S.C. office announced today. The basic rale is for No. 2 soybeans With 13.8 to 14 percent moisture. As in previous years, soybeans prices will be 'supported through farm and warehouse-stored loans and through ^purchase agreements. These will be available from harvest ; through Jan. 31, 1960. Loans yvill mature May 31. 1960. •'•'• ' A total of 1,829,708 bushels of 1958-crop soybeans «was placed under price support in Kqssuth county. Of. these beans, about 76,059 bushels have been redeemed through'-, loan repayment; about 50% are being delivered to the government in loan settlement; and approximately 50% have been resealed for a further loan period. | steadily falling, jt became evident ttyat there would'be no more baseball and we i left.. By the ^time we got back to the Polly Valley Motel, and our own particular ., location, .in the 96 -units avail- 'afolej we heard on the radio -$har s the game had been 'officially canceled, .--*.*' * Saturday's game was different. To begin with the boys made the pleasant discovery that Del Rice, Mel Roach, Billy Herman and Stan Lopata of the Braves crew were staying at the same motel. Out came the brand new base' balls, and autographs were in order. The players gave us the time schedule for pre-game batting and fielding practice, so we were first in line when the gates opened at 11:30 a.m. and right down to the sidelines to watch the Big Leaguers work out only a few feet away. Our Tom and Hank Aaron engaged in a little fast banter based on the suggestion that maybe Aaron should be playing second base, a spot that has been bothering, th£ Braves this season. 'More auto- 'graphs were also procured before 1 the ushers kicked everyone out of the practice area at 12:30 p.m. * •* * • * Modern big league baseball is well' • integrated. The' Braves can have an all colored outfield if they choose, and the San Francisco Giants can have an all colored infield. The Dodgers also have iheir share of outstand- < ing colored boys in the lineup. . ' ' ' Manager Fred Haney of the Braves, despite the fact that he has won a world's championship .and two league pennants in the past two years, seems to be in disfavor in Milwaukee, At least the fans had few kind words,, for him, a sornewhat sad 'commentary on - the situation it seemed to us. The rumble also was that within two or three years Denny Menke of Bancroft would be playing in the shortstop spot now occupied by Johnny Logan of the Braves. Rumor also that a couple of members of the Braves squad, both stars, are a little lazy when it comes to moving fast. All <of this we pass on for what it may or may not be worth. * * * Watching the pro-game warm- up, who should sail into the view in the dugout area but Bill Snodgrass and his two sons, in Milwaukee for the same reason that we were. This Algona reunion took place 'right back of the Braves dugout, once again praying that you can expect to run into Kossuth county folks just about anywhere in the world. * * . * The flee* was in at Milwaukee, and we managed to visit two vessels, one a frigate of the latest type — a frigate being an over' grown destroyer. • Sunday's gam* with *he Gtanls drew the largest crowd since the day the Milwaukee stadium was first opened — and the Braves won. One erf these times ))he curred. Surviving are his parents, two brothers, Marlin.'and Larry,' and a sister, Pamela,'all at home, and his grandparents, Mr and .Mrs John P. KJESch,.J^hittemore, • •.- t Pallbearers at the •services'Were' Kenneth, Jack, Dick arid Thomas, Frideres,, Howard -Eischeri ' and Karel L. 1 Bormann. Members of his graduating class at 'Presentation Academy attended in, a group and acted as honorary pallbearers. Ex-Algonans' Daughter Wins Majorette Honor Bancroft Boy . ' ID Gashes Head On '; / Pane Of Glass Mrs Homer McCarthy. Bancroft, has packed twice, and is now on her third try to take her six children to southern Iowa where her husband is working on road construction. Earlier in the summer, she was ready to go, but the trip was postponed because she spent two days in the Esther; ville -hospital.• ••" Nowf 1 the 'ion Michael, 2, is holding up the trip. : Michael was visiting at the farm home of his uncle, John McCarthy, near Lakota Thursday when he ran into a pane of glass. It was leaning against the house, one side extending beyond the corner. Michael ran into the glass not knowing it was there. He cut a gash in his forehead which took 8 stitches to close. Although the third time is supposed to be the charm, Mrs McCarthy is wondering if they'll ever go on their trip. Funeral Friday ForMrsWiemer At Bancroft Wages, Other Costs Increase About 10°o Hearing Slated At High School August 10 A proposed $04,910 budget increase for the 1959-60 school year will bo discussed during an open meeting of the board of directors of the Algnna Community School District, slated Monday, Aug. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the local high school building. The bdltcr-than 10 percent hike from last year's $020,870 spent .to an estimated $0«5.7flfi budget foi the coming year is clue to several factors, according to Supt, O. B Laing. Reasons For Increase They are — raises in salaries o teachers and school employees the equipping of an extra clas: room for special education, anti cipated school bus repairs and the -expected purchase of a new bus. Then there are such thing as heating, repairs, upkeep on tb buildings and some text books and supplies. > All items listed above arc paid out of the general fupd, which will jump from $509,014 in 195859 to $578,258 during the coming year. A $10,100 allocation for transportation 'does not cover all school bus costs, so they arc lumped in the'general fund. A repair job on the. roof of the high school building and necessary-repairs at Bryant to make it comply with state fire laws also up the proposed general fund total. ' Schoolhouse Fund Down The schoolhouse fund in the proposed budget covers onlyg bonds and interest on Ihe school- buildings. The 1959-60 estimate for this fund is down $4,889 from last year.' Old Age Survivor's Insurance and the State Public Employees tax payment are up $555. The total of $625,736 is to be raised by taxation according to this year's estimated budget. Last year the figure was $574,964, or an increase of $50,772. $165.000 in 3 Years The budget for the local school system 'has been raised from $520,000 for the 1956-57 school year to $685,786 for 1959-60 — an increase of $165,000 in threo years. According to Mr Laing, a more detaile'd explanation of the bud- et will be given at the August 0 meeting at which time any in- erested taxpayers will be heard or or against the estimated expenditures. A detailed statement of receipts . and disbursements, 30th past and anticipated, will be available at the hearing. A total of six taxpayers, in addition to the board and school officials, attended the meeting All Roads Lead To Ridiculous Day Patti Jo Allen, 11, daughter o Mr and Mrs Jerry Alien and granddaughter of Mrs' Waynt Allen, both formerly of Algona has been • chosen Junior Mis Majorette of California 1959, b; Drum Majorettes of America. Sh will represent her state at the International Majorette Contest in Ohio, Aug. 15 through Aug. 22 Patti Jo is lead Majorette for the Paramount Twirlers in Los Angeles and will be feaured in the Miss Universe parade in Long Beach, July 19. Patti Jo is planning to stop in Algona for a short visit with her grandmother, Mrs Virginia Allen, on her return trip to Los Angeles at the close of the-contest. 'Funeral services for Mrs Estelle Wiemer, 86, formerly of Ledyard, will be Friday at the Garry Funeral home in Bancroft, the Rev. Fred Samek, Methodist pastor at Burt and Ledyard, officiating. Time has been set tentatively for l':30 p.m. Mrs Wiemer died Monday morning at her ranch home in Gaston, Ore, She was a' stockholder in the State Bank of Ledyard, which her husband, the late Frank Wiemer, his brother, William, and E. G. Rich founded in 1892. When' Frank Wiemer left Iowa in 1906 his nephew Le'bi became bank president. After his death in 1938, his widow, Mrs Gertrude Wiemer, took charge of the bank with her son William, cashier. (Mi's Estelle Wiemer is survivec by a sister and two grandchil dren. Her daughter and son-in law preceded her in death in 1936. ' Burial will be in the family plot in Highland Home cemetery at Ledyard. The body is to arrive here Thursday (today)). Twin Cities will undoubtedly have a major league team, only 170 miles away, Until that time, however, Milwaukee is about the best bet, and. a lot of fun. * ". * * " Famous Last Line <**<• A hamhurgw, trench fries, &»d malted milk I Alcjonan Faces Federal Charge On Liquor Count An Algona man, Chet Webb, owner of the Algona Cab Co., was charged with being in the retail liquor business without; haying a federal dealer's license, in. federal court at Fort Dodge, TVTonday, Webb appeared before a U, S.- commissioner and waa released on his own recognizance on $500 bond. . According to reports, Federal agents filed the charge alter completing an investigation here. a year ago. The official publication of the budget estimate will found in section three of thi.i newspaper. Man Is Killed In Flash Fire Af Armstrong A fire early Sunday morning at Armstrong took the life of Al McSpadden, 42, Estherville. He was living in a room over a recreation parlor while working in the area as a farm laborer. It is believed that.the fire was caused by the victim's smoking in bed Paul Madsen discovered the fire. He awakened other roomers and then ran to summon help. Fireman were too late to save WcSpadden, but the fire was extinguished in 15 minutes and damage confined to one room. McSpadden's body was burnea bevond recognition. Funeral services for McSpadden were graveside rites at the Armstrong Grove cemetery Monday afternoon. Survivors are his mother, Mary of Estherville, and a brother. Zany, Outlandish, Crazy, Corny, a Scream, Mad, Monstrous — we could-.go on forever, but •-they "all', 'add ••up,, to '1959'a Ridikalus Days'in A*gona, slated to break loose on the downtown streets tomorrow (Friday) morning. This year's Ridikalus Days promise to be one of the biggest affairs yet, and they won't hurt Mom, Dad or Junior's pockctbook a bit. Ridikalus Days Chairman Chuck Hinkcn and his crazy steering committee have slaved over coffee and donuts several times these past weeks, laying out and planning events to both tickle your ribs, and give area shoppers a whale of a day Friday. And, Ridikalus Days prices will be held ovcy- Saturday. !Mad Merchant/, will be busier than the proverbial bees tonight (Thursday), getting sidewalk stands ready, and digging out merchandise bargains that would make the penny-pinchingest Scot drool. As in past years, Algona merchants will be dressed in everything from a to Z (awful to zany). The Ridikalus Days this year will take on a real circus atmosphere, as former professional clown, Ed Sifert, and others will be mingling through the crowds They also promise to auction off items at each of the stands on the sidewalk. Music — if it can be called that — has not been forgotten, as the Chamber of Commerce Korn Band is preparing to serenade shoppers and bargain hunters. Most of the good toolers have been lined up, taut Chamber Secy. Bill Steele reponted that there will be vacancies for an extra sax, trombone or bazooka. Bargains, being offered at ridi- kalus prices, include furniture, hundreds of dollars in credit on television sets, crazy dress and men's clothing prices, paint for pennies and Hundreds of other fabulously fantastic buys. Stores will be open 'til 10 p.m., and maybe even later, Friday, jf the krazy bargainz hold out. Don't miss it — Algona's big, annual, krazy mixed-up Ridi- kalus Days — tomorrow and Friday, Wheat Growers Vote July B On Referendum Wheat growers of Kossulh county will soon have an opportunity to vole on wheat marketing quotas for 19(iO, it was announced this week by Richard I. Anderson, chairman of the county ASC committee. Voting will be at the A.S.C. office here, July 23. Iowa producers will join with wheat farmers in 38 other slates in a referendum to decide the- lype of marketing control program they will have for the 1900 crop of wheat. The referendum is held at this lime so that farmers will know at winter wheat planting time whether marketing restrictions will bu in effect al harvest-time in 1900. The wheat program on Which farmers will vote is the same as that which Has been in effect for the last several years and will remain in effect only if approved by two-thirds of Ihe farmers voting in the referendum. When wheat marketing quotas are in effect, farmers who comply with their individual farm wheat acreage allotments may market their entire wheat crop without penalty and are eligible for price support of at least 75 percent of parity. If more than one-third of the voters vote for no quota controls, they do not take effect and there are no restrictions on wheat marketings. Price sup port would then be available at 50 percent of parity to farmers who comply with their acreage allotments. Any farmer is eligible to vote who expects to produce more than 15 acres of wheat for harvest as grain in 1960, except farmers who participated in the feed wheat program in 1959. Sprayer Falls, Fractures Leg Of Algona Man Vaughn Brown, 32, employee of he Bradley .Brothers Implement o. here, suffered a broken leg Friday when a self propelled sprayer machine fell on him. He was loading the machine for delivery when it tipped onto him from a ramp. To add insult to injury, the water in the tank spilled on Vaughn and soaked his clothes. He was taken to SI. Ann hospital with a severe compound Iracture. Me remained over the weekend and was released Monday. . Rites Held For John Farrelt Of Whittemore Farm Safety Week . Eight local business firms join in a page ad in 1 this issue to call National Farm Safety Week, which is next week, Farm Safety Week is actually every week, but the special week calls particular attention to the necessity of being careful at all times in farm machinery operation. Clements, Keith In Angus Ass'n. The partnership of Clements and Keith, Algona, has been elected to membership in the American Angus Association at St. Joseph, Missouri, announces Frank Richards, secretary. These stockmen were among the 15 breeders of purebred Aberdeen-Angus in iowa elected to membership during the past month, , Puppet $how Slated Algona's morning arts and crafts class, under the direction Youth Fined After Crash A Lone Rock youth, Kern R. Marlow, 18, was fined $15 and costs for failing .to -have his vehicle under control in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court here this week. The Marlow boy was driver of an autft which crashed into a ditch on a dead end road a half-mile north of Fenton at 10:10 p.m. Friday. He received chest 3njur~ jes and Larry Olson, 15, Burt, received a fractured nose and bruises in the crash. • Throe other youths also in the vehicle weren't injured. The automobile, a 1955 Chev» rolet, was a total wreck, according to Patrolman BUI Tordoff Whittemore — Funeral services, for John M. Farrell, 55, were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St Michael's Catholic church with Rev. Philip Dai-Icy officiating Burial was in St. Michael's cem etery with the Hyink Funera Home in charge; of arrangements Pallbearers were John Mosbach Pat Farrell, William Genglei John N. Kollaseh, Earl Schmit and George Streit. John M. FarreM was born Sept '16, 1904 to Thomas Farrell and his wife, Mac King at Parnell. At the age of seven months his father died and after the death of her husband his mother was married to Thomas McDonnell and they established their homo two miles north of Whittemore where he grew to manhood. He attended Presentation Academy and on March 31, 1937 he was united in marriage to Marcella Elbert who with two sons, Gary and Dennis, of here and daughter, Coleen, a student in nurses training in Mercy hospital at Dubuque, survive. Also his aged mother, Mrs Mae McDonnell, one sister Elsie (Mrs Albert Pecks), Southgale, Calif., two half-sisters, Youth Fined As Result Of Fatal Crash A West Bend youth, Donald L, Sanders, 17, was fined $100 and , osls for failing to yield the right- of-way in Justice C. H. Ost- vinkle's court this week. Sanders Was represented by counsel in court and after all evidence had been presented, was found guilty 'of the charge by Ostwinkle. Half of the fine was suspended. The charge was brought as a esult of a two-car mishap a mile north and a mile east of West Bend May 10 in which Mrs Joseph Esser, 58, Whittemore, and Marian Pompe, 28, Algona, were killed oulright. Sanders, Mr Esser and Mrs Pompe all received serious injuries in the mishap. In other cases heard by Ost- winkle, Basil J. Roberts, Mankato, paid $23 and costs, over- width vehicle; Irvin L. Wirtges, Lakota, $15 and costs, overweight on registration; Dean Neuberger, Renwick, $10 and costs, faulty equipment, and $5 and costs, no safety chains; Olaf I. Carlson, Humboldt, $10 and costs, faulty truck equipment; Samuel D. Phillips, Sioux City, $10 and. costs, improper towing; Ubbe Ubben, Titonka, $10 & costs, failing to yield the right-of-way; Roman Hiszczynskyj, Livermore, $5 and costs, stop Sign; Virginia Abbas, West Bend, no operator's license, $5 and costs; and Kenneth Walterman, West Bend, $5 and costs, allowing unauthorized minor to drive. Zita (Mrs Erwin Turnes), Ames, Irene (Mrs Mervyn Dannewitz) of Belmond; three half-brothers, Harold, Bernard and Garnett of Whittemore. He had suffered from" cancer and had undergone surgery several times at Iowa City, and when other complications set in he died early Thursday morning. Roto Section Today With today's Algona Upper Des Moines, readers receive the July issue of Farm & Irfome, the rotogravure magazine included Women Injured Friday In Crash Near Armstrong Two women, Marcella Rustan, 46, Ruthven, and Lucille Mae Gaeders, 39, Spencer, were severely injured in a car-truck collision 3M- miles west of Armstrong pn highway 9 Friday. ,' K The car in which they wevei traveling crashed into the Joft rear side of a bulk fuel true}? driven by Ray Sanders, Arm strong. The truck contained W gallons of gas and 600 gallop o.: fuel oil, but there was nr *'— The women were taken Family hospital at ~ " The car was a totajl truck 'sustained, gpQU$- age. Sanders was Newcomers W«nl« Newcomers, <4u|> annual

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