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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 20, 1959
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ecTABiieuen IBA-» ESTABLISHED 1863 M *«fc4 d** «#*« ftJ** MMing M » Vfik No 1 ?. i, lea. tHMWf Act ot Confr«« ol M«rch ITw*. , IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 1959 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES ir On; Attendance Below '58 • t ' :' _v s : For the past week we have 'been living the existence of a bachelor, what with the family up at a Minnesota lake cottage, and we haye arrived at the con* elusion that the women have rel* ly buffaloed the men when it comes to handling ordinary domestic duties. . * *' :,» In ihe normal course of events, you are apt to hear the little woman make various remarks indicating how extremely troublesome the household chores are, the problems of cooking and cleaning, bed making, \ and similar activities during the day when the man of the house is out trying to make an honest buck. >-.'••• * ' » « But we have decided, after the past week, that the women are simply operating in an obsolete era and under a program that long ago should have been discarded. * * '*••••''<" ' Let us take up the subject of cooking. Women are inclined to put big roasts and, other materials of sustenance into the oven. This calls for considerable preparation and runs up the gas bill. But the machine'age" exists in the kitchen; a whirl or two of the can opener and you have a nifty meal, which requires no more than one pot or -^pan in the process. This in turn cuts, down on the dishwashing problem. Ac,tual- ly, it has seemed during the past week as though there is no need, at all for two-thirds of the var- tous utensils to be found in the titchen. Annual Flight Breakfast Here This Sunday Members of the Kossuth County/ Flying .Club are busy this week on final preparations for the 'an- hual flight breakfast to be held Sunday , at the Algona Airport. Breakfast will be served to fly- ins and others from 6 to 10 a.m. Among those serving on the food committee are Don McCarthy, John Thucnte, Ervin Gerber, Bill Steffan, Dean Parrott and Dutch Honsbruch. The meal is free to 'fly-ins and a nominal charge will Operating under a simple pro- jram like this, you have comparatively no garbage. And if you keep the doors and windows shut you not only have a cooler house on. hot/days, but keep the dust out, -hence no need, for dusting.. By exercising a little care, getting in and getting out, the bed clothes need not be disturb-. ed top gyeatly, and a person can 'get by -easily,; without making a be made to others. Last year 1400 people were served. . Mil'fqrd Plathe, Lloyd" Gerber, arid Phil Diamond are in charge of traffic at the event. Fred .Kent, Jr. is in'- charge of transportation from the planes' to administration building , and arranging for rides into Algona for church services, It is expected that a National Guard helicopter will land at the airport some time during the morning. Gilard planes convoying units returning from Camp Ripley, Minn, are also expected to touch down during . the day, according to Warren Nelson, Air gona National Guard commanding officer. The track at the airport for amateur go-cart drivers will be open for business, all during the afternoon. Floyd Inman, Bancroft, is president of the Flying Club and Ronnie Gerber, Algona, is secretary. Last Rites For Mrs Blomster At Armstrong Funeral services for Mrs Celia Blomster, 79,, Armstrong, were ho}d at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Presbyterian (church thei'e. Rev, James Lyon of Estherville officiated and burial was in the Swea township cemetery, ' (Mrs Blomster died early Wednesday morning, Aug> 12, at Holy Family hospitnl,«Estnerville, where she had been A patient for about a week. .' Celia Mdckelsen, daughter of Mr and Mrs Nols Mickelsen, was born Aug. 23. 1879 .in.- Denmark. She was married to Joel Blomster in 1901. Mr Blomster was later in the produce business at Armstrong for 30 .years. He died in 1946. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs Mary Sofenson, Armstrong; two grandchildren and a sister. bed for a week know! at a time. I Pastor Resigns Rev. H. Glenn Discoe, pastor of the First Baptist church here has submitted Ms resignation to the congregation. The church' wiU call a . new,, T pastor, .but .as' yet ;Hb'"rit>t ; ? secure, one.*- Rev. DisV ' r ' .Th'jj bread comes hi, wrappers, ready :%|gat; T-V 'dinners come in packages' •, £nd, require little fuss; byVeatirji Vegetables out of cans you> eliminate cutting the tops off carrots; and 'peeling potatoes, always a messy job anyway; milk cartons are easy to handle and' you can have a con- •itant supply of coffee, by just adding a little new coffee to the old already in the top of the percolator. Coffee, "somehow, seems to" taste-better,-with age,, like some other things. And it's pretty hard to spoil a fresh egg. * *.-.'».,• Now it is true, that as papen accumulate on the floor,' clippings on the dining room table, and dirty clothes in the clothes chute, you may have a situation where you do not go out of your way to company; if they happen to drop in, they take their own chances. One visitor who chanced to drop by in the eve-, ning looked around a minute or two and came forth with this sage observation: "Your wife must be gone!" He was really sharp! But honestly, isn't it true that it's just a trait of feminine nature to indicate to us males that a woman really has a tough job of it, day in and day out. Being a bachelor for a week puts an end to all that nonsense in a man's mind. And now that we have this off our chest, we're waiting for the storm to break. Oh, yes, by the way _ THIS WEEK we're up at the lake cottage ourself with the rest of the family .,, and someone else is doing the cooking! * * * \ Howard Platt has come up with a great idea. Howard has secured, one.*- Rev. Dis whose future plans 'are indefinite, came here two years ago. ' ' Three Men Pay Fines After Arrest At Fair Three Rockford men, Cqok, Everett Sanger and Allen Critzmart 1 , became too exhuberant at the Kossuth County Fair Tuesday night and were 'arrested by Police Chief Al Boekelman on a' disorderly conduct charge. They spent the night in jail and Wednesday morning paid $10 and costs' in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court. Other mayor's 'court cases included Willis Colwell, Cornelius Zaugg, Luverrie Olson, LeRoy Nichols, Eugene Nichols, Richard Schmidt, John Altman, William Jentz and Phyllis'Carr, all of Algona, Sally Dreyer,, Humbold t; Roger Jensen, West Bend, and William Wilhite.v,;: Corwith, who each paid $5 and costs for speeding;;-Grace .. Re.ime'rs^ Fenton, v c!relesif ^lrivlng?'H5 y antf costs; Eiigene Wittkopf, Al'gona, failure ; to have vehicle under control, $5 (suspended). - Bill Cosgrove, Ex-Supervisor, Dies Sunday Funeral . services were held Wednesday morning for William S. Cosgrove, 82. Wesley, well- known former Kossuth county supervisor. Father!William BUch- holz officiated in St. Joseph's Catholic church at .Wesley and burial was in the church cern,- etery. Hamilton Funeral- Home, Algona, was in charge" of .arrange ments. ^ * ' 4 1 Pallbearers were H. M, p*"^ Casey Loss, Loel Root, . Et Downs, J. P. Studer and Joe Goetz: ' . -Mr Cosgrove died Sunday at St. Ann hospital here nifter > at; illness of six months. - He. had been hospitalized for about week. William S. Cosgrove was born May 30, 1877 on the farm near Wesley where he lived his entirl life. On Nov. 28, 1905 he mar ried Thora Johnson at St. Cecelia's church in Algona. Mrs Cos: grove preceded'her husband in death in May Of this year. Merrill 1 Mr Cosgrove served on the county board of supervisors from 1934 untid 1943, and again' from 1949 until 1955. He was on the board of directors of the Titonka Elevator from 1917 until 1946, served as a director of tine K & H Co-Op at Wesley for 25 years and was a charter member of the Wesley elevator board. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs C. (Genevieve) Hagerty, Clear Lake; and, Mrs Arthur ('Lucille) Schiltz, Titonka; five sons, Andrew and John, at home; Kenneth, Chicago, 111.; Donald in the U.S, Navy and Richard, Titonka; a sister, Mrs Bridget JT<|bin, Algona; and a brother, Cosgrove, Des Moines. are 18 grandchildren , and Request For Soil Bank Rate Begins Aug. 24 n *j Farmers who wish to put orop- nnd in the 1900 conservation reserve program of the soil bank must ask their county ASC com- niltee to sot a basic annual rale }cr-flcrc for the offered land It was announced this week by [Uohnrd I. Anderson, chairman of, Lhe Kossuth county ASC committee. The period for filing such requests is from August 24, through September 10. No requests will be accepted after Sept. 10. RitesHeidFor Eliz. Mergen At Whittemore Whittemore — Funeral services for Mrs Elizabeth Mergen were held Monday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Michael's Catholic church with Rev. Philip Dailcy officiating. Pallbearers were Gerald Morten, Gary Mergen, Gerald Red- ng, Lawrence Bormann, Richard Reding and William Erpcld- ,ng. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery, with the Hamilton Funeral Home, Algona. in charge of arrangements. Elizabeth Besch was born south of Whittemore on a farm May 12, 1894 to Mr and Mrs Peter Besch. She attended Pre- Second Lucky Winner 2 Hurt In Crash fouj " - fr ^great-grandohildren. Williamson Resigns Charles Williamson, manager of the J. C. Penney Store hero for the past 2 years, announced this week that he has submitted •his resignation to the company His plans for the future are indefinite. Williamson has been with Penneys 'for the past 23 years, coming here from Tekamah, Nebraska. For Ihe second week in a row, a lucky woman wa& present in a cooperating store nl. 3 p.m. Saturday and won all of the merchandise offered in the bis Shower of Gifts, which is beinu sponsored by 30 Algnmi business places. The lucky unl this time was Mrs Harold Voi^l, of Algona. She is shown in the above photo receiving a Idler entitling her to the gifts from Jerry Tliuente who drew her name at the Upper Des Moines office. ' The contest continues and full details can be 'found in section three of today's UDM (UDM Flnshfolo-Engraving). sentation Academy and grew to womanhood on the home farm, and was married to Nick Mergen, who preceded her in death in 1954. She died Thursday in St. Ann hospital, Algona, after an illness of over a year. She was a member of the Rosary Society. She leaves to mourn her death five daughters and three 'Sons,' Mrs Joseph Reeling,-'Whittemore; Mrs Ralph Reding, Ot< tosen; Mrs Verri -Plpthe, Lu- Verne; Mrs George Kirschbaum Sexton; Mrs Robert Bormann Bode; Leo and Joseph, Aligona and -James, Whittemore. Also one brother, Nick Besch, Livermore; and two sisters, Mi's Lena Fuhrmann, Livermore; and Mrs John Arndt, Corwith; 28 grand children and one great-grand child. United Fund To Have Drive Here Officers were elected, and leps taken toward completion qf organization of the. United Fund of Algoria as a corporation al a mcetinig Aug. 14. Elected first president of the organization is Russell Buchanan; John Claude is vice president; Barbara Haggard, secretary; and Gordon Hall, treasurer. It was voted to affiliate with the Uniled Community Funds Plans at present arc to have tht first fund drive la-te in Oclo'bei 6T v early November. ' Directors of the United Fund in addition to the . officers are Perry Collins, Mrs Nat Bangs Don Hemmingsen. Wes BnrtleM. Mrs Homer Clark, Mrs Free Geigel, Dr. Daniel Bray, Mrs John Hopkins, Eugene Murtagh Duane Carson, Eugene II. Hut ch'ins, M. C. Metcalf, Pal Mon lag, Mrs Marc Moore, Mrs Craijt, Smilh, Brail Wrighl and Law rence Winkel. v- ———— School Bells All Tuned been trying to get something done for sometime about a new bridge over the Des Moines river road to Call State Park.,.now he thinks he has a solution. He proposes that we start a toll bridge, and hire a couple of those fellows from Davenport • iRock Island to run it on a percentage basis. , , , Whether yow agree or disagree with the content, we urge you to read the ad in section three, this issue, paid, for by of farmers and some business men who are vitally concerned with fhe trend in farm prkes, It concerns us all , , » Last week "T" Post wprked mightily to help the Interns Revenue office move its ectaip fnent frojn the local postoffici building into a big red, White and blue postofffee deparfonejit truck The etjuipnent, files, e^, were all hauM to Mason City, Tb local m office is WM <4<>sed does jwrt mesw. Carl C, Rowland, 17 and Laura Burgioni, both of Des Moines, were injured when, the 1957 Chevrolet shown above rammed into the back of a gasoline transport a half-mile west of Wesley Monday morning. Rowland, driver of the car received a bruised, knee and tfiss Burgioni a dislocated arm. Four otheV Des'Moines people, assengers in the car, were not injured and the driver of the ransport, Fred Ahrenstorff, Lake 'Park, also was 1 uninjured. The ar was badly damaged, and damages to the transport were stimated at $10 by patrolman Charles Bird who investigated. Two cars were damaged, but the occupants escaped withoul njury when two vehicles collided a mile and a half east of Algom on McGregor street road Sunday. Janice Bode, 16, was driving anc lad started to turn into a farm drive, when she collided with a 955 Ford driven by Robert W. Rockwood, 19, of Wesley. Judy Trideres was riding in the Bode car and Barbara Leek, Mary i'qley and Mary Johnson, all of Corwith, in the Rockwood car VIjss Leek received bruises and Miss Foley face cuts. Both cars went into the ditch. Damage 5 to the Rockwood ca was estimated at $700 and the Bode car, $200. Patrolman Bird nvestigated. (UDM Newsfoto—Engraving). Irvington Ideals The IrVington Ideals 4-H club held their August meeting at the home i of Ellen Siemer, Connie ndorfer and Mary Arndorfer gave talks. EJlen Siemer gave a demonstration. that there will not be specia};4ays and hours when IR will have men here; they will, dates to b« announced in due time, Seems to have 'something to do with "economy." '/...• • * One of our banker friends remarked that' "old bankers never die -r they just lose their inter. i you 999 jus* ii nwtf lh» bottom as th« top. $1.04 Support Price Set For 1959 Corn Here The basic government price support rate for corn produced in Ko'ssuth County in 1959 will be $J.04 per bushel, it was, announced this week by Richard I. Anderson, chairman of the county ASC committee. County rates are based on the national average support price of $1.1? per bushel, announced last February, with adjustments for location and historical price patterns. ' J9S9 «° rn ' The Algona Community Schools will begin the 1959-60 school ear Monday morning, Aug. 31, at 9 a.m. Classes will be dismissed by noon and the first full day will be Tuesday, Sept. 2. All pupils in seventh grada and other pupils in grades 8 to 12 who have not previously enrolled in the Algona schools are asked to report to the principal's office in the high school building between 9 a.m. and noon or between- 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26. All new pupils in kindergarten through 6 not previously enrolled, should report name, address, grade and other data to the superintendent's office at once. The beginning age for kindergarten is five years old on or before Oct. 15, 1959. A birth certificate is required. Both morning and afternoon kindergarten classes are to report in the morning on opening day. Thirteen buses will transport rural pupils to school. Parents on the routes are being notified as to schedule. Special school stop signs will operate in Algona Ir the naorning before school, a noon and from 3:15 until 4:3( p.m. school days. Riding bicycled to school is restricted to pupils in 4th grade or above. Pupils driving cars must leave them parked during the school day. Linn an Named L. E, Linnan, Algona, has been appointed to the Corporation Laws committee of the Iowa State Bar Association* according to an announcement by Carl F. Conway, Osage, association president. The 21 standing committees and nine special committee appointments were made from lawyers in all the state's 21 judicial districts. Host To Sales Unit A. W. Qbepwetter of Algona zone sales manager for the Pride progjam, ; the '• pricersupport rate to each producer throughout the country reflects the national sup port level. Funeral Held Tuesday For Henry Lund, 77 Funeral services for Henry Lund, 77, long-time Algona resident, were held Tuesday afternoon in First Presbyterian churoh here. Rev. M. H. Brower officiated and burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Me- Cullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers at the services were Fred Geigel, A. J. Huenhold, R. S. Blossom, A. W. Behrcnds, Lloyd Pool and Al Amunson. (Mr Lund died Friday at bis home at 808 East 9 a k street here. He had been ill for several months. Fred Henry Lund was born Sept. 17, 1881 at Altoona, 111,, the son of Frank Gust Lund and Hulda Halstrom Lund. He "came to Algona in 1906 and on June 26, 1908 was married to Mabel Magnusson at Davenport. Mr Lund was a carpenter by trade. "Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs Verna Ludwig, Henderson, Nev, and Mrs Gordon ((Ruth) Hrabak, Fort Dodge;'and five sons, Charles S., Ringsted: Urnald, Des Moines; Richard H., Auburn, Calif.; Raymond G., San Francisco; and Malcom E., Webster City. There arp 16 grand- Seed. Co. of (Haven, Wis., . . was 'host -to nearly -35 northern low$ and southern Pri4« dealer^ and wives «»t Sheldon, Iowa, Friday, Aug. 7 The newly constructed Garrigan high school will open its doors September 1 to a student body in excess of 300. The school serves the parishes of St. Benedict; St. Joseph, Bode; St. Joseph, Wesley; St. Michael, Whittemore; and St. Cecelia. Algona. Orientation day for freshmen and sophomores is Sept. 1 and junior-senior orientation day is scheduled for September 3. Tin- first day of classes for all students will be September 4. Transportation for all Garrigan students will be in four busses operating in the five parishes. Students participating in the athletic program will be provided transportation home in the evening after practice. Practice schedules will be arranged so that studenls will be home before 6 p.m. Girl students at Garrigan will wear uniforms of blue Dakaray skirls and blazers and while dacron blouses. The building project' at Garrigan is being completed rapidly. A Scoreboard has been installed at the east end of .the football field and shrubbery and grass have been planted. The intercom system is installed and in working order and the science equipment is ready. Library shelving and blinds have beeri installed and a carload of teachers and sludenls desks have arrived and are being put in place. Work on the cafeteria and gym has speeded the completion of the area. Former Algona Girt Victim Of Holdup A former Algpnan. Mrs Ida Barone, now living al San Diego, Calif., began a new job as a teller in the First National Bank there last week in exciting fashion. Mrs Barone, the former Ida Rose Fandel, daughter of Mr and Mrs Ralph Fandel, Algona. was held up by a gunman who ran from the bank with $2,800. The elderly man escaped with a handful of loose $20 bills Mrs Barone had been using to make change for bank customers. He handed a note to Mrs Barone which was scribbled on a bank deposit slip. It read — put in only large bills. He handed the note to Mrs Barone, who began employment at the bank July 17, while brandishing a nickel- plated revolver. He grabbed Ihe money shoved toward him by Mrs Barone, walked to a door, wont outside and drove away in an auto that v/as found later the same night. Tne robbery occurred at 1:30 p.m. Local and federal officers were searching for ihe gunman, whose description was furnished by Mrs Barone. She later was called to a lineup, but couldn't identify any of ihe men as ihe robber. Wesley Lady Dies; Rites Held Tuesday Many Winners Named; Program Ends Friday Judging of cattle, horses arid colts and culinary entries, a llt» tie league baseball game and Society Horse Show got the 101st Kossuth County Fair underway on a bright, hot day Tuesday. Other events, including judging of other livestock and many miscellaneous classes, baseball games, a home talent show nnd wrestling program are on tap during the rest of the week, ending Friday night. , Gate atcndance Tuesday was 2,398. about 200 less than opening clay a year ago, and attendance at the horse show as 459, compared with 602 in 1958. The grounds began filling early Wednesday for the auto races' ami thrill show. Here is a list of winners of blue ribbons, following judging Tuesday and Wednesday morning: Dairy cattle, open class, Hol- stcin — Floyd Bode and Alan Bode, Algona; Charles Bierstedt, Whittemore; Gary Banwart, Ot- losen; and Meier Bros., Bricelyn, Vlinn. Grand champion — Meier Bros.; senior champion — Charles Biersledt; and junior champion — Meier Bros. Guernseys — Forrest McClure, Goodell; W. H. Bosworth, Algona. Bosworth also won all Ihree bull championships and all three female championships in class. Milking shorthorns — Arthur Banwart, Oltosen, grand champion, female. Ayrshires — Linda Anliker, West Bend, grand champion, female. Horse and Colt department —• Open class; Eppo Bui ten, Dean Dodds and Chuck and Loren Bell, Algona; Bill Ley, Lakota; and Dave Lynch, Lone iRock. Culinary department — Open class: Mrs Francis'Shorey arid • Mrs Lawrence Oberhelman, Lu- Verne; Mrs Q. i\. Bjustrom, Mrs Randall Clark, Mrs J. B. Asa, 'Mrs Leo McEnroe. and Mrs Matt Frideres, AJgona; Mrs Roy Val- vick and Mrs Roy Kluger, Swea City; Rosemary Ulses and Etta Howard, Burt; Mrs J. F. Wohnka and Mrs Edith Busch, Bancroft; Mrs Howard Herzog, Ledyard; Mrs Fred Kampen, Ottosen; Joyce Johnson, Lakota; Carolina Schmidt, Woden; and Kathleen Eden, Titonka. In a new feature of the fair Tuesday afternoon, Whittemore held off a late challenge by AU gona to take a 12-11 decision 3h a little league baseball game that featured 11 and 12 years old boys. The winners led at one time, 11J2. Whittemore counted single runs in the first, second and fifth innings, three in the third and six in the fourth on the way to the win. Algona got singletons in the first and third, five in the fourth and fourth in the fifth to make* a real game of it. Whittemore will meet Lona Rock Thursday and Algona will tangle with St. Joe Friday as Kossuth County League Baseball rounds out the program at the fair. Both games begin at 2 j.m. The 4-H club parade will be ._>ld this evening at 6:30 p.m., followed by the annual home talent show at 8. The final $ay, Friday, t will begin with the baby beef sale at 8:30 a.m. and wind up with a wrestling show, featuring Bob Geigel, formerly of Algona, at 8 p.m. up with academic 1 children children. and five great-grand- the Old Special Presentation "Out of the Darkness", story of Creation and the Testament, tol4 in fireworks in a new technique known as Phenv will ))e presented for a of tJ>ree nights at toe Free Exposition' at Fairmont, starting Aug. 28. Severs Artery Lakota — Paul, five year old son of Mr and Mrs Jakie Paterson met with a painful accident Friday evening while playing outdoors with a group of children. He was running to base and fell on a piece of glass, severing an artery in the back of his leg. He had to have the artery blocked off and five stitches were required to close the wound. He is getting along- nicely but will not be able to run and play for some time yet. Funeral services for Mrs Martha West, 70, Wesley, Kossuth county resident since 1918, were held Tuesday morning in St. Joseph's Catholic church at Wesley. Father Buchholz officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Hamilton F u n e r a Home, Algona, was in chai'ge o arrangements. Pallbearers at the services were August Studer, Herman Studer, George Hirner, Lou Liekteig, Tom Becker and Lou Ricke. Mrs West died Saturday at Brill. She was born Martha Kunkel, Nov. 25, 1888 at Haverhill, la., the daughter of Michael and Bertha Kunkel. She was married to Leo J. West at Haverhill in 19Q9 and the couple came to Kossuth county in 1918 to farm near Wesley. Mr West preceded his wife in death. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs Ben (Mary) Matern, Thornton; Mrs Paul (Marcella) Stu^ dor, Wesley; and Mrs Gaylon (Mildred) Vit?um, Stuart; and three sons, Walt and Donald, Wesley; and WItour, Masop Cjty. There are six brothers and asters and 27 grandchildren three great-grandchildren. Funeral For Guy Dixon, 18 r Held, Bancroft Bancroft — Guy Dixon, 78, pioneer resident of Kossuth county, died Friday afternoon, , at the Maple Leaf Rest Home M Burt following several strokes. Guy was the son of the late Theo Dixon and never marwefl. He leaves three sisters, Mrs Myrtle- Nemmers, Waterloo, Mrs Addie Humiston, Mason City, Mrs Blanohe Johnson, .MoAJlen, Texas. Mrs William Dixon, Uytog here, is a sister-in-law, Sepwff for Mr Dixon were he!4 at l:SQ:»t *nd ,a* the Garry Funeral 2:30 at the Baptist day - with ftev, " Robmsoiv ing. purial was. in cemetery. • ' bearers 'W«» ons, and

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