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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 13, 1959
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101st Kossuth Fair Opens Tuesday By Rues Wallet * * * lives! uttit of the local Chamber of Commerce just might be the newly organized Salesman Bureau, with a membership of 30. Last Saturday noon, 20 of the members had Sgt. Dickinson of the State Highway Patrol, from Humboldt. as a guest. He' ex* plained the use of the patrol's radar system for checking speed, lhe.n took the group _ out /or a practical demonstration' on,the highway. If plans go through as now set up, a public radar check of' speedometers/may be made here August 29, details to be supplied, later. The salesmen,, in cidentally, who are driving a good share of the time, seemed quite engrossed by'.the way in which radar operates! ', * * • * An ex-Algona patrolman, Don Tietz, now on the Tampa, Fla. police force, was the.subject of an illustrated story in a Tampa, paper of Aug.. 3. It seems ,that Don was assigned to chase a peafowl — or in other words a wild peacock. He 'chased the bird over rooftops, through .yards, in and out of trees, and finally caught it. Don is a son of Mr and'Mrs Rudolph Tie tz,,Qt.Lone.. Rock, and a brother of Gene and Wayne who are also at home. Don reads the Upper Des Moines down there in Tampa, so this will let him know we keep; track of his activities, including chasing peacocks . *' * ; * . Bar,ney Frankl, playing cribbage with ''Ted Chris- chilles last Saturday at the Legion, "held a perfect hand . . . Barney says the , only thing that "might have -made, him happier would have been , if he were playing Julie instead of Ted..; ,• '• i, *• * * Incidentally. Mr and Mrs Frankl were driving home from the lakes, with their son Pete in the back seat, when Pete came forth with an extremely naughty word.'."Since when have you been using such bad'-words?" asked Barney. "Oh, I just started tonight", said Steve. , , "','.,'.. - ?,..••••• ~*^.,S+^y'Z-''SK"-, Minnesota press polls indicate '• ithat since Rockefellers son, became engaged to that Norwegian young lady* the*;New York gov- Slate Historical Qooloty Iowa OityJ !«u ESTABLISHED ICntertd u feco&d dart matter tt fh* pertotffet at Alfohi, low*. Nov. 1. 1838. under Act of Confrean of March 8, int. AtfeONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, .AUOUSt 13, 1959 3 SECTION3-24 PAGES PIu* S Pag« Tabloid VOL. 96 - NO. 32 Arrest Five In Ring Rites Friday At Titonka For Warner Beenken Funeral services for Warner H. Be.ehKen, 60, well-known' life,long Titonka ^resident," will bo held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Ramsey Reformed church with Rev. William Kroon officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Blake Funeral Homo is in charge of arrangements. •Mr Beenken died Tuesday at his far/n home. He had lived a,lone since the death of his wife> Grace, in/May, 19£8 and' had gone to the-house for the noon meal about 11 a.m. He-had apparently been resting on a studio couch when he suffered a fatal-heart attack. A neighbor, Joe Kline, found him at 1:30 p.m. Warner:'"Beenken ' was born Nov. 13, 1889 at Titonka, the son of early, residents, Mr and Mrs Helmer "> Beenken. He farmed for many years, and at the time of his death, was semi,-retired. Surviving are a son, Eugene, Titonka; two brothers, George Beenken, Elmore, Minn, and Dick Beenken, Buffalo Center; 'three sisters, Mrs Fred (Gertie) DeVriea and Teena Beenken, Titonka, and Mrs Fred (Delia) Pannkuk, Algona. There are three grandchildren. Week End Values Today's 24'page Upper Des Moines brings a combination of'sBack-To-School merchandise offers, introductions to the 1959 Kossuth ' County Fair, and includes as a bonus the 8-page, Farm 8t Home tabloid roto seciidn for August. ''.'";."!" ,...'_.>. Special "Back-io-School" days are featured this Friday & Saturday; Aug. 14 and 15. Timely merchandise bargains in keeping with school opening are presented by Algona's leading business. firms in today's paper. ernor woul ft tne.,'1 d.stand a better chance to carry irig Minnesota as a presidential candidate ., ."'-..: romance is a good political, gimmick. ' *' *,.'•*' - Debbie Reynolds, who used to make about $75,000 a year,. is now making a million a year since her divorce . . . j»*rrt what is ex-hubby -Eddie Fisher making ...? ... . • • •' .Shades of 1930 they just nabbed a moonshiner up at Blue Earth, Minn., the first one in Faribault county since the repeal of prohibition according to the sheriff there. While they caught him, they haven't found his still. * * * About $21,000 of the necessary $35,000 has now been raised preparatory to drilling a test oil well iri Hancock county, east of Eagle Lake. Sponsors of the project say geologists say that prospects are good for finding natural gas and oil deposits. Unless the $14,000 balance is raised by Sept. 1, however, the money already received from investors will be returned. "*-*.,»••• A new race track came into existence here-Sunday. "Go-Cart" enthusiasts laid, out a l/14th of a mile track' at the Algona Airport, and staged some impromptu races Sunday evening, with more to follow . . . "Go-Carts" are being operated at present by Bob Woods, John Diekman, Dutch Honsbruch, Ernie Williams, Kossuth Motors, Pefcival Motors and. Dau Garage ... they have top speeds of 40 MPH and operate with two-cycle motors as we understand it ... several more a-building, they tell us. .. * * * • A wise man learns from experience; preferably someone else's. ' If there is any question about just how the stock market is tied In with all this government spending for "defense", it was made quite clear after an. exchange of visits was arranged between President Eisenhower and Comrade Khruschev . . . when the dpve of peace hovers on the horizon, the value of stocks based on military expenditures tends tq nosedive .. . as for us, we'll w,eU come less tension in the world and Jower stock values. - * * *'.;•.-, For Bob Geigel, when he wrestles professionally here next week at the Kossuth County Fair, it will be his first wrestling appearance here since he grappled for Algona High School back m the 30's. Noisy Weather Furnishes Very Little Rain—-'• >:;;;; Kossuth county'Vesiderits'Have enjoyed (or endured) some crazy, mixed-up weather during the past week with high tempera- tares ranging from chilly 72 and 71 temperatures Saturday and Sunday to a humid 90 Tuesday. Skies were cloudy most of the time, and though rain threatened several times, it hardly ever seemed to be able to get the job done. There were showers early Monday morning,"but the official weather/station recorded just-a trace. The thunderstorm early Wednesday also failed to produce more than a trace at the weather station, although the rain came down at a pretty good clip in some areas. There were 2 or 3 bo.lits of lightning which made sleepers either sit upright in their beds or:hide their heads in the covers. The week's official readings: H L R Aug. 6 81 70 Aug. 7 72 58 Aug. 8 71 *• 56 Aug. 9 — _78 49 Aug. 10__ 89 59 trace Aug. 11 90 64 Aug. 12... 1_— 66 trace Services For / ••''• ' Mrs Ben Reid Held Wednesday Funeral services for Mrs Ben Reid, 74, well-known, life-long KosRuth county resident, were held Wednesday afternoon in First Methodist church here. Rev Newton Coughenour officiatec and burial was in Riverview cem etery, McCullough's F u n e r a Chapel was in charge of arrange merits. ' •, - . Pallbearers at the services were Dr. P. O. Dorweiler, Harold Hobson, Jens Soreriseh, Stanley Muc• key;-Art Anderson and Lee Hop- '' " ' died Sunday in a Cherokee hospital of cancer after a long illness. She had been a patient'for ------' ---'•• -* Rochester. Ida, Marie February 2, several months at Mittag was 1885, near born Lotts Creek, the daughter of Augusta Bartz 'Mittag • and Julius Mittag. On Jan. 10, 1917 she was married to Ben Reid of Algona and the couple farmed in the Good Hope neighborhood until they "moved to town in 1948. She was a longtime member of the W.S.C.S. of the Good Hope Methodist church. Surviving , are her husband, three daughters, Zelda and Benita, at home, and Mrs Raymond (Dorothy) Vigdal, Algona, and a granddaughter, Jeanette Vigdal, There is also a sister, Mrs Anna Gaddy, Vinton, and a brother Julius Mittag,. a patient in Veteran's hospital at Knoxville. Lights Out A small fuel line on the large diesel engine at the city light plant ft-futfd to function properly early Thursday morning, Aug. 6, and had to be replaced. Some areas of the city were without electricity for 15 minutes whil'e necessary repairs were made. 4 Fake Bills Passed In Algona Area A counterfeiting ring, broken up last-week with arrests made in St. Louis. Mo., is believed to be one that was responsible foi? passing of at least four counterfeit $10 bills in this area ill J?e» cent weeks. " * , The wife of one of the men, arrested, unwittingly was res*, ponsitole for uncovery of the ring? She sneaked a bill out of , the trousers pocket of her husband, while he was sleeping. But one side of the bill was blank. She used the bill to buy some dry goods in St. Louis, unaware that the one side was blank. When it was called 16 her attention by a clerk, she retrieved the bill and hurridly left. The merchant called police, and Secret Service agents, who have been working on the case for some weeks, traced the woman and then raided the home. They found the bill and printing plates in the- house. The husband, Dallas S. Barr, is 'a cato driver. Also arrested were Melvin E. Rhodes, Norman Si Bennett, a former convict, George G, Hoines, and Wm. J. Lindquist Mrs Barr was not involved, agents, said. Garry Stigall, Secret Service agent-in-charge at St. Louis, said that the five men had been spreading the bills throughout the Middle West; T,hey^ere in ;$'5 and $10 denominations.' 'Barr was described • as the ringleader .of •the--group. ' ' •- • ' •v-' 1 *'' None Injured In 2 Truck Mishaps Two mishaps, both involving trucks, were,investigated in this area during the weekend. ••• One set of rear dual wheels fell off a moving dump truck loaded with crushed stone six miles south of Algona on highway 169 Monday morning, but the driver, Mrs Grace Lowden, 61, Hum-, boldt, escaped with only a slight leg injury when the truck roM- ed over and slid down the road. Mrs Lowden received no medical aid and was taken to Humboldt following the crash. Patrolman Charles Bird investigated the mishap. There was no estimate of damage to the vehicle .but was expected to total several hundred dollars. An auto driven by Thomas H. Madigan, 59, Chicago, collided with a truck, driven by Charles E. Corbin, 49, E,stherville, four miles west of Swea City on highway 9 at 6:20 p.m. Saturday. Damages to the vehicle totaled $300, according to Patrolman Dick Pedersen Wins 'Gift Shower' Entertainment In Variety For 1959 Show Mrs Hubert O'Brien, St. Joe, was in Ray's Jack Sprat store at 3 p.m. last Saturday afternoon, and because of that and the fuel that she had previously during the week registered her name, she was the first winner of the Shower of Gifts offered by 30 Algeria firms. With her last Saturday wore her husband and two dmiuhters. H took ull four of the O'Brien family to carry the many gifts, too. In the above picture, Mrs O'Brien is shown holding the lucky registration slip drawn by Dunne Carson, one of the participating merchants, and the letter which she received from the Upper Des Moines, entitling her to the gifts. At 3 p.m. this Saturday another name will bo announced. Be sure and register every lime you tire in any of the participating stores. See pages two and three of section three, this issue, for all details. 2 Injured When Car Rolls Famous LftsJ Ljne •— will slip through a crack vtow truth will «fccfc in » doorway. Rev, Eysn Routh. Me*hodis$^minister of the Good, and his son. Earl, 15, were injured when the auto shown above crashed into a ditch a mile west of Algona on McGregor street road at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Young Routh was driving at the time. • Rev.iRouth suffered a fracture of the lower jaw and'facial lacerations and his son suffered abrasions and bruises of the right eye and forehead and both wer.e-rushed to St, Ann hospital'for treatment. Rev, Routh was taken to Iowa City fpr surgery on his jaw 'later in the day and the youth was dismissed frorn St. A.nn, , » . The' auto was headed east down "the steep hill west of town-when the mishap occurred. The youth lost control, slanted downward into the ditch for about 80" yards and hit an embankment. The car then hurtled 20 yards further and landed on its top beside a deep ditch. t .£ h ? ins^e ol the auto'was biopdrspattered and damage to the vehicle was estimated from $800 to tdtal. Peputy Sheriff Pon Wood investigated the crash. Young Routh is an Algona high school student. (UDM Newsfoto-Engraving). Lad Drags Two Missing Bikes Out Of River A jaunt to the edge of the Des Moines river near the West McGregor street bridge by Dennis Graham, son of Harvey Graham, Algona, resulted in the recovery of two bicycles Sunday afternoon. The bicycles are owned by John Will, son of Mr and Mrs Cecil Will, and Bill Bruch, son of Mrs M. L. Bruch. all of Algona. Both vehicles had been missing for a period of months. Young Graham noticed a small portion of a bicycle wheel and tire protruding from the river and went home to get a chain with which he could lasso the wheel. He thought he might use it to build a trailer, cart or some other type of vehicle for his own use. , , He returned and after several attempts, pulled out a bicycle. The wheel was still visible in the water, so he tried again and came up with the second bicycle. Several grown men and older boys appeared on the scene, including Policeman Jorgenson, and some members of the group began wading the river in an -attempt to find any other items that might have been in the water. There were no other discoveries. It was apparent that both bikes had been in the water for .some time, perhaps since they disappeared. The Will • boy-was able to ride his bike home a short time after it was found. A reward was given to the Graham boy by Mr.s Will. Boy, 8, First Polio Victim Reported Here Ray Allen, Chamberlain, 8 year old son of Mr and Mr.s Merle Chamiberlain, is at Lutheran hospital at Fort Dodge, suffering from what is believed to be Algona's first 1959 cast- of Polio. He reportedly had throe Salk shots in 1950, but had not receiv- ed'a booster shot since then. The boy was taken to Fort Dodge Friday and placed in isolation. According to doctors, unless there are unforsccn developments, the disease is of the non- paralytic type. His temperature; lowered Tuesday and it is expected that he may be able to coino out of isolation Friday. The Chamberlains have two other sons and a daughter. All-Star Game A team, composed of members of the St. Joe, Whittemore, Lonu Rock, and Algona Kossuth Coun-^ ty Baseball League loams, will meet the Bancroft Chicks in an exhibition game at U p.m. Friday in Bancroft's Memorial Park. Enk-rltiltinicnt foi 1 the 1959 Kossuth Fnir will be a varied one, suiting every l.'istc. The Tuesday evening (Aug. 18) Society Horse* Show will include 11 events, with cash pri/r-s to be paid in the ring at the* lime of the judge's decision. This is the largest Society Horse Show in this section of the- country, and n large entry list is indicated. Wednesday's Thrill Day program concentrates on daredevil feats with the automobile. The afli'rnoon program features the Bi« Cur auto races of seven events. Slar Dirt Track Drivers Already entered are such drivers as Pete Folso, Tampa, Fla llersche] Wagner of Ilickmai Mills, Mo. and Fritz TeKtm of ElKin. 111. At 5H he is the oldest competitor in the game. Time trials begin at 1:30 p.m The final event is a 20-lnp race Then* will bo several. Offen hauser cars convDOtiiifi- The Wednesday evening Thrill ; Show program will feature a series of daredevil feats, cars leaping from ramps, plunging through flame, rollovers and crashes. 'Base-ball will be featured on three afternoon programs as outlined in the program summary, printed elsewhere. The Home Talent show will bo presented Thursday evening, and 20 acts will be presented, starting at ii p.m. in front of the grandstand. 3 Wrestling Matches The Friday night wrestling card will include three events. Opening the mat card is a match between Annan ILjussien (226) St. Paul, and Bill'Wright (224) Seattle, Wash. It will have a 30 minutes time limit, one fall. The semi-final event finds Farmer Floyd Ude (248), St Cloud, M'inn., mcelin'g Jack Daniels (255), Portland, Oregon, in a 30-minulc time limit contest. Bob Geigel, Algeria's own contribution to professional wrestling, meets Joe Pazandak of Hollywood, Cal. in the final, best two out of three falls, with a 30-minute time limit. Each man has been a T-V star, Pazan- dak being the west coast heavyweight champion. One of the major attractions of the fair will be the sale of prize baby 4-H beef, which starts at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21. There will be 270 baby beeves, 150 hogs and 45 sheep sold in the auction. Last year's total sales were over $81,000 worth of livestock. Program Of 4 Big Days I *» Final touches were being put >n preparations for the 101|t Kossuth County Fair, this week, The 1959 fair opens in Algona at the fairgrounds next Tuesday, Aug. 18, and runs for four days, coming to a climax Friday evening, Aug. 21. * Fair Secretary Lou Nitehals a§- nounces the following 'summaris- ed program of entertainment atftl ' activities: * Tuesday. August 18 ' (Children's Day) 8 a.m. Judging of market &wirSe> and market lambs. !) a.m. Judging of Floral HaH, , dairy and 4-H girls exhibits. " 11 a.m. Judging of 4-H colts, open class colts and horses. 1 p.m. Sale of market swine and lambs. , 2 p.m. Baseball — Whittemorc vs. Algona Little Leaguers. 8 p.m. 4th Annual Society Horse Show, grandstand. » Wednesday, Aug. 19 (Thrill Day) 9 a.m. Judging beef, poultry, girls 4-H exhibits 2 \.m. Big Car auto races, 7 events; ' 8 p.m. Auto Thrill Show, grandstand. . Thursday, Aug. 20 (Kossulh County Day) 8:30 a.m. Judging 4-H girls demonstrations 9 a.m. Judging swine and sheep, open class ;•,,' 2 p.m. Baseball, Whittemore vs. Rock 0:30 p.m. 4-H Club parade^ ivestock. 8 p.m. Home Talent Show t grandstand Friday, Aug. 21 (Athletic Day) 8:30 a.m. Sale of baby beef; continuation 4-H girls judging 2 p.m. Baseball, Algona vs. St. Joe. 8 p.m. "Wrestling show, grandstand, featuring 'Bob .Geigel pi Algona. .(234) vsr Joe Pazandtik, Hollywood (244), and two other preliminary matches. Fair admissions will remain the same as in previous years. Chicken Supper Set The W.S.C.S. of the Good Hope Methodist church will have their annual chicken supper, Tuesday evening, September 15. Who Rides The Trains? The Stale of Iowa Office of Commerce Counsel has offered to represent free of charge, all Iowa persons interested in objectiong to removal of Milwaukee passenger trains 11 and 22. The trains are slated to stop on- Aug. 24, unless objections are sustained. The Office of Commerce Counsel asks thai anyone who lives in the area and has actually made use of the train, and is willing to so testify, to make themselves known. They can do this by calling the Algona Chamber New Assistant Priest Coming To St. Cecelia Father Edward Mason, assistant priest of St. Cecelia's Parish here, has been transferred to Blessed Sacrament church at Sioux City. Father Mason has been serving the 'parish here smce August, 1957. A farewell party and expression of appreciation for Father Mason will be held-Sunday night, August 16 at the K.C. hall. New assistant pastor at St. Cecelia's will be Father Robert A. Thiele who has been at Blessed Sacrament parish in Sioux City. Reiv. Donald Ries, formerly frprn Pocahontas, will serve as an instructor at Qarrigan high school, with residence 3t St. Benedict. Pi§hop Mueller of gioux City anrmounced the assignments recently. - «. Special Phone Handy For Ex-Operator Happiness prevailed in the room of Princilli J, Loss, Algona, a resident of the Good Samaritan Home, here, Friday afternoon when a special telephone was installed and presented to her. Miss Loss, who-' is almost totally paralyzed, was "completely thrilled". ' ' In the above photo, Bill Snodgruss, Algona, who completed installation of the phone, is shown 1 • (left) explaining operation of the instrument to Miss Loss (center) and Beverly Zumach, Whittemore^' supervisor of the vest home, Miss Zumach will be one of several nurses at Good Samaritan who Will; assist Miss Loss when she receives or places a call, , * -L For Princilli, the phone will offer the opportunity to talk with local friends practically'any timj$ she feels like it, something she hasn't been able to do for some time. »'• Miss Loss, who has been ill for about the past 17 years, was a telephone operator jn the AJggna. * office of Northwestern Bell for 15 years before she was forced to retire. After the death of her xwfjieft^' Lena Loss, some time ago, she was moved to Good Samaritan. A pension *«™« * h « *»i»nhrtn«ftnnmj * pany is accepted as payment by the home. . The phone will operate any one of several different ways, but for M$ss koss a receive^ transmitter set-up will be run with buttons. When the phone rings, the incoming call;.will *•"••• "• by Princilli from a speaker and her voice will be ca rried b|ck to the caller through, a type of m , , for persons who cannot use their arms and, hands while using a regylW fchrayfeh She's very happy about the. new phone, for now she pan keep up with, the happenings her friends, and the,nurses seem anxwps-to be able to heh> her by .pushing " right time. (UDM FJashfotG-Engravjng),

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