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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 30, 1959
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Dept. of History and Des Moines 19, Iowa I Archly aigptra ®ppet ©e* Jffloine* ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered a* «ecor.d dais matter at the postotflce at Algona. Iowa. Nov. 1, 1932. under Act ot Congress of March 3. 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 30, 1959 3 SECTIONS - 18 PAGES VOL. 96 - NO. 30 By Russ Waller * * * Toastmasxers Club of Algona, after a period of 10 years, held Jts last meeting at the Johnson House, Monday evening. Not that the Toastmasters are ceasing to function, but merely that with the construction of the new motel adjoining the Johnson House, the present private dining room is toeing 'eliminated. Andy and Mildred Johnson were guests of the Toastmasters at the meeting: Starting Aug. 3 the group will meet at the Algona Hotel. ' * » * CALIFOHNIANS ATTENTION! A bulletin reaches us from the Iowa Ass'n of Long Beach that the 54th annual picnic of that group will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, usual place, we presume — Recreation Park. No Kossuth folks that we recognize by name on the program. Starting time, 11 a.m. * * * A note from Pat Cullen, in the Veterans Hospital at Madison, Wis., says he has had several visitors from this area, one being Sylvester Ehlers of Whittemore. He gained two pounds last week — Pat, that is, not Sylvester. Ho sends greetings, all. incidentally, to While it appears likely that th«» Milwaukee Road trains No. 11 and 22 may cease to run, local efforts are being made by the Chamber of Commerce to keep Algona as a division. • point, or frew-change point, for the rail- tvay-highway mail service. It is presumed that a new schedule of highway ppstoffice trucks would replace the trains. If so, they will have to be manned, and the Algona .Chamber of Commerce has already written letters requesting that Algona be considered for a crew terminal for the highway postal service. If the Milwaukee application is approved, the final passenger trains would go through here August 24. However, there are indications that there will be strong opposition to discontinuing the trains. * » ,» ' ' 1 At the same time, application has also been made to discontinue agency service at Cylinder, Hobarton and Sexton. Heartngs on the Cylinder and Hobarton stations will be Sept. 3 at the Clay County courthouse in Spencer. The Sexton hearing will be at the Cerro Gordo County courthouse. Jn Mason City. Algona would serve Sexton and Hobanton, and Whittemore would serve Cylinder, if the applications are ap- Little Bancroft Girl Has Eye Removed Julie, two year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Joe Kramer of Bancroft, underwent surgery for the removal of her left eye at Mercy hospital. Mason City, Tuesday. A tumor on the eyeball, made the operation necessary. She was reportedly in good condition Wednesday. ,• The trouble was first noticed when little Julie's eye had a tendency to wander. It didn't focus with the right one, and sometimes she would rub it and cprrtplain. When Julie got her polio shot, the doctor advised thai her parents take i her to a specialist. At Mason City, the Kramers were told that the tumor was malignant . but an unsociable tumor and wouldn't spread. They advised removing the eye and said when that is done the danger would be gone. Although neither of the Kramers can trace anything like it in their ancestry, doctors says the tumor is hereditary. It affects only the very young and Julie's sister, Jan, 4, is already past the age bracket where it might affect her. The Kramers also look Julie to University hospitals at Iowa City, where after a 2-day examination doctors agreed that the eye should be remdved. Julie is healthy looking and a livewire. Her parents said they had no idea anything was wrong with her. But they are grateful that both eyes aren't affected. ' ' Julie's grandparents are Mr and Mrs Matt Kramer and Mr and Mrs Ed Goche, all of Bancroft. Skilled Tractor Driving Contest Here Saturday prqved by the Commission. Iowa Commerce A quartet is composed of four people who think the other three can't sing. Congressman Merwin Coad nearly hit the nail on the head on his forecast of the 1959 corn crop. He polled farmers in the 6th district of Iowa, and projected the answers into the planting intantions on a nation-wide basis. His estimated corn crop — 4,273,743,600 bushels, predicted March 16. Last week the U.S. Dept. of; Agriculture came forth with its own prediction — 4,224,000,000 bushels. Congressman Coad asks an interesting question. Why, with this corn crop and the carryover, did the U.S. IMPORT nearly 2 million bushels of corn in 1958? * * * If you would stand well with a great mind, leave him with a favorable impression of yourself. If you would stand well with a little mind, leave him with a favorable impression of himself. * * * All the instruments in the world are still no substitute for a pair of eyes. * * * In the realm of finance, hero is an interesting statistic. In 5 years, total Federal debt has increased less than 5 percent. But interest costs on that debt have bounded up by one-third. They are now running at 8.5 billion dollars a year. * * * It's only five or six weeks until our sports sections will begin to fill up with football news ... and local fans will have a chance to see two teams in action, Algona high and Garrigan high, which will field a team for the first time. t * * Formation of a third major baseball league should give the present major league players a field day when it comes to signing contracts for next year. * f * Famous Last Line — What became of those Bermuda snorts you got for Father's D»y? •Kossuth 4-H members will compete for skilled tractor driving honors Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Kossuth County Fairgrounds in Algona. The contest will be the climax of the boy's special activity program on Tractor Driver training. The contest will consist of a written quiz, a tractor check up to see if it is safe to operate and two and four wheel driving event. Norval Wardle, farm safety specialist from Iowa State University at Ames will show the latest in tractor safety devices and assist with the program, according to Robert C. Johnson, County Extension Associate. All persons interested in watching the contest are invited to attend. The program will get underway at 10:30 a.m. with general announcements, drawing for driving order and a practice driving period. At 11:00 the Union Boy's club will give a demonstration on Tractor Safety. Members will take a written quiz and check their tractor over sefore lunch. The skilled driving contest will start at 1:00 p.m. and ihe results will be announced at ;hree, following a presentation ay Dr. Norval Wardle on "Tractor Safety Makes Sense." Each local 4-H club is eligible to enter a junior and senior member in the contest. Clubs and members already indicating plans to participate in the event are — Algona, Wayne Patterson; Burt, Lynn Bierstedt, junior and Donald Cherland, senior; -Eagle, Larry and Gerald Kluger; Fenton, Bernard Laa'bs, senior and Brian Borchardt, junior; Greenland, Philip Heldorfer, senior and Eugene Dumstorff, junior; Plum Creek, Gary Priebe or John Mescher, senior, John Scuffham, Junior; Ramsey, Tom Nurre, senior, Roger Vaske, junior; Seneca, Jerry England, senior; Swea- Harrison, Glendon Peterson, senior and Kenny Schmicking, junior; Union, Dean Dodds, senior and Elmer Alt, junior; Whitte- Program For County Fair Is Nearly Set Several New Ideas Will Be Tried This Year Plans are nearing completion for the Kossuth County Fair to be held here August 18 - 21. Premium books have been mailed t all farmers in the county. New this year in the livestock department is the elimination o group classes in beef and dairy cattle and swine exhibits. Money that would have been awardec in these classes now will go to increase prizes in the remaining shows. Swine Changes Another change is in the swine department, where the judging will be held the first day of the fair and the champions processed immediately afterward. The loins and hams will then be displayed in refrigerated cases in Presenting The A.H.S. Class Of '39 Norval Wardle Budgets Show Heavier Tax Load In I 1 more, Marvin Loobach, senior and Dennis Elbert, junior, St. Joe, Duane Hilbert, senior and Sioward Kohlhaas, junior. Winner To State Meet The winning senior tractot driver will represent Kossuth Bounty at the State Driving contest in Des Moines. The junioi and senior trophy awards, ribbon. 1 ; and prize money for tha contest were provided by the following firms: J. R. Sohutjer Titonka; Mortensen Implement Co., Linde Implement Co. and Greinman Implement Co. all oi Swea City; Kossuth Co. Implement Co. of Lone Rock; Carpenter & Son Implement of Ledyard; Deitering Implement of Bancroft; Ernie Williams, Taylor Implement, Buscher Bros. Implement, Bradley Bros, and Algona Implement Co. all of Algona, Expenditure of $3,787,175.00 in five proposed county, school and city budgets for 1960 will be considered at hearings during the next 2% weeks. Of the total amount, $1,880,313 is to be raised by taxation. Hearings are open and taxpayers can speak up for or against the expenditures before the budgets are adopted as revised at the meetings. The Kossuth County Extension Council hearing will be Wednesday, August 5, at 8 p.m. at the Farm Bureau building. The budget, calls for $18,485, compared'to $16,786 last year, with $17,500 to Wm. Dacken, 66, Ex-Resident Dies Word was received at Burt recently of the death of a former resident, William Dacken, 66. Mr Dacken died at his home at Polo, 111. Born at Algona Sept. 1, 1893, Mr Dacken was married to Clada Lowery in 1914. She died in 1942 and he married Pearl Harrington in 1944. She, two daughters, a son, six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews survive. Mrs Louis Riedel, Burt, is a niece. Mr Dacken farmed for many years on what is now referred to as the Phillips Brothers farm near Burt. Benedict Juniors Win St. Benedict downed the Algona Braves, 1-0, at St. Benedict Sunday afternoon to annex tha championship of the jCatholic Junior High Baseball Tournament. Algona downed Wesley and S.t. Benedict downed the Algona Dodgers Thursday to gain the finals. be raised by taxation. The Kosluih county hearing is scheduled /or August 10 at a a.m. at the courthouse. The county proposes total expenditures of $1,959.692 with $1,034,500, both higher than this year's budget, to be raised by taxation. Figures for 1959 were $1.922,300 and $1,021,500. Biggest item in the proposed budget is $600,000 for secondary roads. Income other than taxation, including state aid to roads, is estimated at $555,000. The county assessor budget hearing will be August 10 at 2 p.m. at the courthouse. T^he estimate on expenditures is $41,500, with $38,000 to be raised by taxation. Last year's expenditures were $39.992. The budget hearing of the Algon Community Schools will ba August 10, 7:30 p.m. at the high school. Proposed expenditures total $685,786 with $625,786 to be raised by taxation. Salary increases, repairs to buildings, a new School bus and a new classroom make the 1959-60 proposed budget 10% over last year's. Only budget to show a decrease in tax requirements is the proposed budget of the city of Algona, where the amount to be raised by taxation is $4,753 less than last year. Proposed city expenditures . for 1960 total $1,081,712, with $164,527 to be raised by taxation. Income from sources other than taxation includes $-155,000 from utilities, state aids, parking meters and miscellaneous. Hearing <>*' the proposed city audget will be held August 12, 7:30 p.m. at the city hall. the floral hall. Opening day of the fair will be Children's Day with special privileges for youngsters. Featured in the evening's entertainment will be the 4th annual Society Horse Show with $750 in prize money being offered and entrants expected from all over the state. Lyle (Bud) Anderson is in charge and Mrs Joy Wilder will provide music on the Hammond organ during the show. Car Races Big car races by National Speedways, Inc. will be held (Wednesday afternoon. Many headliners are expected to enter. Wednesday evening's entertainment will be the Auto Thrill Show in front of the grandstand. Thursday's, events include 4-H clubs parade at 6:30 p.m., in which the boy and girl club members will exhibit prize livestock in front of the grandstand. • The Home Talent Production by .residents of the county, will begin at 8 p.m. Appearing^win- ners of auditions 'with the"program to be announced later. The Kossuth Women's Chorus is in charge. Beef Sale Friday's program will include the sale of baby beef at 8:30 a.m. The evening's entertainment Friday will be something new for the Kossuth fair — professional wrestling in a 3 event program. Featured will be Algona's Bob Geigel in his first appearance in his home town. Bob, the son ol VIr and Mrs Fred Geigel, is usual"y seen on TV. Kossuth Agricultural Associa- ,ion officers are Fred Plumb, one Rock, president; Claude Seely, Algona, vice president; H. J. Bode, Algona, treasurer; and W. Nitchals, secretary. New directors this year are •larold Fischer, Swea City, and Sugene Drager, Algona, with f'red Plumb, Ben Anliker, West 3end; David Bernard, LuVerne, Bartlett, Titonka, Louis leilly, Algona; Claude Seely, and Orville Thoreson, Swea City. A special committee of the \, Thirty-three members of the graduating class of 1939 of Algona high school gathered with their husbands and wives at a reunion Saturday night at the Algona Country Club. The graduates arc shown here. Pictured are (front row, left to right), Jeanne Clayton Roethicr, Livcrmore: Carl Jackman Jensen, Lone Rock; Phyllis Sawyer New, Nevada; Dorothy Daily Noonan, Estherville; Helen Leigh Daley, LuVerne; Lois Fitch Zimmerman, Whittemore; Dorothy Wagner Pruitt, Livermore; Joan Stephenson Scott, Algona; Norman Kctelson Paetz, Algona; Bonnie Phillips Fagerstram, Des Moines: Second row: Eulala Kobriger Drone, Lone Rock; Mary Cruikshank Grefe, Des Moines; Lois Barr Dietrich, Owatonna, Minn.; Dorothy Gcilenfeld Raney, Algona; Florence Dodds Greinert, Whittemore; Virginia Jasperson lies, Buffalo Center; Dorothea Bjustrom Moulton, Algona: Vivian Bakken Kent, Algona: Ardeen Olson Sampson, Algona; Margaret Palmer Hakes, Clear Lake; Ellen Harr Rossing, Livermore. , Third row: Bud Anderton, Algona; Leroy Lose, Algona; Julie Baas, Algona: Merle Cooper, DL'S Moines; Rex Taylor, Algona; Wes Schultz, Algona; Bob Deal, Algona: Verl Patterson, Algona; Russell Larson, Decorah; Art Wiesc, Algona; Dorothy Butts, Washington, D.C.; Dave Smith, Algona. A run-down on the entire class will be found in Woman's World in the third section of this newspaper today. (Missal Photo—UDM Engraving). . v Shower Of Gifts In Algona Will Begin Saturday, Aug. 1 Chamber of Commerce met here Wednesday afternoon and voted o file a protest with the com- nence commission against stop>age of passenger service ' here. Diner Cham'bers along Ihe line >lan to do the same. Named V.F.W. Head Oliver Thorson of Kanawha, a 'requent visitor in Algona at .ocal V.F.W. functions, was recently elected state commander of the V.F.W. Funeral For Charles Aman Held Saturday Funeral services for Charles Herman Aman, 71, former Kossuth county resident, were held 'Saturday afternoon at McCullough's Funeral Chapel here. Rev. Wallace Carlson, pastor oE the First Conyenant church at Mason City, officiated and burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Gar- jiens here. Mr Aman died Wednesday at his home in Mason City where he had lived since retiring in 1945. For a number of years he operated the Farmers Elevator at Sexton and later farmed near Whittemore. He was born March 26, 18tJ8 at Sexton, the son of George and Anna Krause Aman. He grew up on a farm and attended school at St. Benedict and Sexton. He was married to Gertrude Steven, June 10, 1915 at Sexton. Surviving are his wife: threo sons, Earl, Webster Cily; Harold, Mason City; and Thomas, Albert Lea, Minn.; two daughters, Mrs Charles (Lulu) Fisher, Mason City; and Mrs Sam (Jessie) Hon- enfield, Fail-field, Neb.; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a brother, Albert Aman, Chicago. He was preceded in death by seven sisters and two brothers. 30 Merchants Each Offer A Weekly Prize Beginning Saturday, Aug. I, 30 Algona merchants will offer some lucky shopper a "Shower of Gifts." The gift shower will continue for six weeks. All anyone has to do is visit any or all of the 30 stores presenting the "Shower of Gifts" and register each time you are in the store. Write your name and address on a registration slip and •drop it in the registration box. Everyone over 13 years of age can register. At 3 p.m. on Saturday, the name of the person whose name is drawn, will be announced in each of the 30 participating stores. If that person is present in any of the 30 stores, he or she will receive a gift from each of the 30 stores. The list of gift items being offered each week will be found on pages 2 and 3 of section two in this issue of the Upper Des Moines. If your name is called and you are in one of the stores listed, identify yourself with some store Believe It Or Not 92 Is High Anyone who claims it is no hot enough for them this week, i either" sitting in "ari air condition ed building, or the heat has al ready addled their thinking, ac icording to most Kossuth count residents. Their official recordings: H July 22 87 July 23 83 July 24 80 July 25 88 July 2G__. 92 July 27 .89 July 28 90 L 64 66 57 56 64 66 68 R Mrs Potratz, 72, Rites Set At Whittemore employee. They in turn will call the Upper Des Moines and confirm your presence. The Uppei Dea Moines will give the winner a letter certifying their right to receive a gift from each of tho 30 stores. If you are not in any of tha participating stores at 3 p.m. Saturday, and your name is called, you will receive a $10 consolia- iion prize from the Upper Des; Moines, redeemable in merchan- you will receive a 10 consola- ihe participating stores. The participating stores follow: Frederick Hardware Ray's Jack Sprat Finn's Bakery Wiltgen Jewelry Rusk Drug Algona Refrigeration Hutchins Service Gamble Store Beecher Lane Appliance Read Furniture North Iowa Appliance Musicland Carson's Fareway Grocery Bjustrom Furniture Coast-to-Coast Tony's Service & Dairy Bar Graham's Store Consumers Grocery Foster Furniture Diamond's Harrison Variety Thuente Pharmacy Zender's Shilts Shoe Jaco Variety Hub Clothiers Honsbruch Drug Cullen Hardware S & L Store Participating merchants are to see that the registration slips reach the Upper Des M.Mies office each week by 1:30 p.m. Drawing of a name will bu made, and the winner's name distributed to each participating store in a sealed envelope, to be opened and announced at 3 p.m. in each store. Whitiemore — Mrs Richard .- Polratz, 72, passed away Tuesday at the Fort Dodge Lutheran hospital, after a heart attack following surgery. Funeral services will be hold Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran church in Whittemore, where Mrs Potrat/ had been an active member for many years. Services in the home will be at 1:30 p.m. followed by services in the church at 2 p.m. Rev. Cleo Kautsch. will officiate and burial will be in the Whittemore cemetery. Adeline Wetx.ell was born Oct. H, 18(16, at Coal Valley, 111., a daughter of Mr and Mrs Ludwig Wet/ell. She came to Kossuth county when a small child. (Jn June 24, 1909, she became the bride of Richard Potralx. and tlni couple only recently observed their Golden Wedding annivcr* sary. The couple retired Ironi Iheir farm in Lotts Creek in 1941. and have lived in Whittemore sincd then. Surviving children are Herbert and Martin of Whillemore, Edna (Mrs Wilmer Wichlendahl) of Lolls Creek, Bertha (Mrs Loren Barker), Macksburg. fa., and Delores (Mrs John Hopkins) of Algona, and Arthur of Denison. Sisters surviving are Mrs Max Bast of Algona, Mrs Carl Heller of Westgate and Mrs Martha Geilenfeld of Clear Lake. There are jdso 21 grandchil- In.'ii and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Elmer Behnke, Hugo Potrat/, Arthur Tiet/, Krvin Wet/.el, Marvin Noble and Milton Kspe. Industrial Corporation A meeting of the Algona Industrial Development Q'ljrpora- lion was held Monday morning in tlv! Chamber of Commerce rooms here. Reports were made of several contacts which the organization had made v/fth maJiu- fucluring firms indicating an iu- leresl in new locations. $5,464 Damage Suit Filed In ^•..( • 4 ^ . . ..+ • •• D/sfricf Court Four cases, including a dam age suit for $5,464, were filec this week in district court here Eugene W. Abbott, Algona, i.< plaintiff and E. E. Koenig, defendant in the damage case. Abbott's petition charges Koelig with negligence which result- sd in a large business loss by the plaintiff, who asks $3,500 for damage to a stock of ladies wear- ng apparel, $1,464 for repairing; md replacing damaged fixtures, rid $500 for a two-day business nterruption. A water pipe in the upper lory of a building housing tha Coenig and Abbott business ces burst or became disconnected Dee. 10 or II, 1058, anil illegedly resulted in the dam- ges asked. The local Moose organization •i asking $350 from Dwight G. Jook and K. S. Cowan for an air onditioner that was allegedly emoved from Cowan's propertv Ti,i,-i, A IT i vhere it had been stored and put vhi ";> 4 " H b() , vs shared worth- to use by the two defendants. , ™ , ''"'"' ;md homp Burt Girl Injures Hands On Sling Rope A 15 year old Burt girl, Joanne Ackerman, suffered painful injuries to her hands in an accident a.t the farm home of her parents, Mr and Mrs Earl Ackerman Wednesday afternoon. She and a younger sister were pulling straw bales into the barn with a tractor when Joanne's hands became entangled in a hay sling rope. She was brought to St. Ann hospital here. Slie lost three fingernails and suffered cuts and lacerations, one of which •eached the bone. She was re- eased from the hospital Thurs- lay. 4-H Teams Win Trip To State Fair Monday In account Williams asks $477.07 from Allx Wittimis in payment for a used car and repairs, and Cowan flldg. Supply is asking $250 from Gerald Krankl in payment for an insulation job. Bancroft Lady Dies; Rites Held Tuesday Mrs Henry B. Menke, 80, die in her home at Bancroft Saturday afternoon following a stroke suffered Friday morning. She had been in poor health for a year. Mrs Menke was born Nov. 3. 1878 in Dubuque. On April 5, 19liO she married Henrv H. Menke at Dubuque. He survives. Also surviving are a stepson Elmer of Fonda anil a sister, Norma Sprengelmcyer, of Dubuque. Seven brothers and a sister preceded her in death. There are seven surviving grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 111:3(1 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Catholic church, the Msgr. J. H. Schultes officiating. was at St. John ceme- ilin Klin*', a uric 1 cai s snulli of Moii- Driver Injured An Algona man. received bruises in crash about four miles Lone Kock about mutu clav. lli.^ auto was head'-d .-Muth at the tune of the crash, which, was reported to local police stv-. tral hours after it occurred. Mi- Kline was treated at St. Ann hospital. Thirly hile with their friends and relatives al the Annual County 4-II Demonstration Contest at Burt, Monday, July 27. Top honors in the contest went to James Erpelding and Duane Hilbert of the St. Joe Trojans Club on their demonstration "Soil Round Up" Reserve place was won by Curtis Hanson of the Swea-llurrison Club on his presentation of "Proper Use of Woodworking Tools". These teams, accompanied by their leaders Bernard Thilges and Alvin Erpelding of Bode, and Cecil Thoreson and Everett Johansi'ii of Swea City, will represent Kossuth County at Ihe Iowa State Fair. James "and Duane will also compete at the District Contest at the North Iowa Fair, August 15. Boys demonstrating new and approved ways of doing things and their ribbon placmgs were: Blue Ribbon Winners — Duane Hilbert, James Erpelding, Curtis ".inson and James Menke. Red Ribbon Winners — Jon. Jcntz, John linger, Allen Dum- ii'l'f, Ed Droessler, Joe Kollasch, berl Droessler and Maurice Anderson. While Ribbon Winners — Jerry England, Larry Johannesen, Marvin Loebach and Joe Loebach. Blue R.iibi/n Winners--- Juniors .Allen liode, Russell Bode. Lynn Bierstedl. Roger Cherland, Elmer All and Jim Vipond. Red Ribbon Winners — Juniors Roger Tjarks, Gregg Miller, Roger Menke. Eugene Dumstorff, Jack Keilh, Eugene Gardner, Kenneth Beaver and Richard England. While Ribbon Winners — Juniors - Richard Droesslcr. Fractures Back V/hitlemore — George Maahs, who is employed at the J. M. Fleming hardware More here, had the misfortune to slip and fall Horn a sliding shell ladder Friday evening in such a way thut he struck the counter

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