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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 27, 1959
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f Stato Hlortorioal SOOiety tawa 6STABL1SHED 1863 Bnttftd as MKOAd clftM matte* ftt th« t»*tofft« »t AifonjL lows, Nov. i, 1838. under Act ot Conft-ew ot March 3. iftto. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1959 3 SECTIONS ~ 20 PAGES VOl. 96 - NO. 34 pens New $250,000 Street By fcuss Waller v, • , Folks in this atea, particularly St. Joe, will once again have a chance to sample the famous "St. Joe Mulligan Stew" on Wednesday, Sept. 2, slatting at 6 p.m., when the annual event takes place, there. Door prizes, games and refreshments are also •offered. /The St, Joe Mulligan Stew will be once again composed of ingredients .which are a carefully guarded secret, but mouth-watering. The Head Stewers are Alvin Lenertz, Francis Erpelding arid Norbert Frideres, w.ith capable assistants. . •*. * * * While the cooks refuse to divulge the whole formula in preparing this St. Joe. Mulligan Stew, our scouts report that the actual cooking starts.oh Sunday. Nobody seems to know-how long it cooks, it's a secret/But somewhere along.the line the stew is taken to the Frideres Lockers at Livermore, where it is'properly cooled, and on Wednesday ,it again returns to St. Joe to be re» heated and is 'ready to serve by the KC's of St. Joe who sponsor the event. Anyway — you're invited — and come with a hearty appetite say the sponsors. •} ' * * «• • .< ' .'.' We note where the Chicago White, Sox will; move their spring training /camp* from Tampa to Sarasota, next spring. Doc Thissen, who has been a White Sox fan and perpetual mourner over these "also rans" for many a year, now is lookipg for his team to make the World Series. Doc says the reason for.: the White Sox move, however, .is that in spring the Cincinnati Reds also train in Tampa, and manage to knock off the Sox regularly in exhibition games, which the Sox don't like., ' * . . >> 9 On another baseball front, up at Bancroft, the backers of the Bancroft,, ChJck^ ar.e,.,hpR.ei ul, tha<t ( the Reason-may" wind-up on • at least a '"bre'ak even" basis. The Chicks played good bali» but financing a team of that calibre is expensive, and earlier in the year it was a cause of considerable monetary worry. We hope they make it O.K. * * * Ever hear this story about William Wrigley, the chewing gum millionaire? He was on a train leaving Chicago for New York, and a man who recognized him thought he would obtain a little information and advice, so h'e Bat down beside Wrigley and engaged in-a conversation, as the .train gathered 'momentum. Among other things he asked Wrigley why he spent so many thousands of dollars on advertising, when everyone knew about his product and it lefi all others in sales. 'Well," said Wrigley, "how fast is this train going now?" "Oh, about 75 or 80 miles an hour" replied his visitor. "Then why don't they just take off the engine?" asked Wrigley. * * * The American political scene is itaking on an international smorgasbord appearance. First it was Nixon in Russia; then it's Rockefeller in Norway. And Humphrey is going to Asia. Dist. Governor Of Rotary To Visit Aug. 31 •"*\ Algona Teacher PfeparedFor "Show and Tell When the first graders at Bryant school have their shoW and fell time each morning and afternoon, their teacher, Mrs Mona, Bonacker 'Will have quite a few items of her own to present. She's just back from a six week trip to Turkey Where she visited her son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs W. O. Ward and granddaughters, Melanie, Tammy and Stephanie. The first graders won't be bothered with that old time N bugaboo, the.spelling of C6n- staniinople, for it's Istanbul now, with the accent on the second syllable, Seven-tenths of the, city is in Europe and the remainder is across the straits of Bo'sphorus in Asia. The Wards live in Levent, a section of European Istan- bul. Mr Ward is in navy" security and works in.iha •• Asian section. The two older children go to an American school. Mrs Bonacker said that although nobody can become an authority on a country , after such a brief visit, she i does feel she hod a more than usually good chance to observe picturesque customs and the people by living in the Turkish section, Most,of the Ward's friends there are Turks and Mrs Bonacker visited in several Turkish homes. A Turkish housewife never goes to the store for groceries. Merchants come down the streets crying their wares -— eggs, fruits and vegetables and dairy products and the housewife buys them at her door. Meat is purchased at a market, all kinds excepiing pork for that is forbidden in this predominately Moslem land. Fruils and vegetables are luscious in Turkey, but Americans living there must soak them for 30 minutes in a disinfectant solution. Also on the taboo list are native dairy products because they aren't pasteurized. Mro Bonacker accompanied a Turkish couple, friends of the Wards, on a 7-day cruise on the Black Sea. Of tho 1500 passengers on the ship, all were Turks excepiing 4 or 5 • people. The food was Turkish and very delicious, according to Mrs Bonacker. Desserts were especially good and she added, very fattening. They made several port stops and at Hopi could seo the Russian beacon lights, but were forbidden to land in Soviet territory. Veils for women and the fez for men have long since been outlawed, but Mrs Bon- ackor did see a few veiled women from outlying districts. A man, even if he is a sultan, can have only one legal wife at a time and the Turks have changed from Arabic to Roman lettering. The Moslem call to prayer stHl echoes from the minarets on the mosques five limes daily, although in some cases it is modernized to the extent they use a public address system. Many of the faithful work in modern office buildings and cnn't gel to the mccque for Ihe prayers so they say thorn at work. Mrs Bonacker said there are over 500 mosques in Is- tanbul, but she saw no Chriutinn churches, although services nro held in other buildings. Tho mosques are beautiful with their minarets and interiors decorated in geomelric designs in strong colors on ceramics. Traditionally Moslems forbid pictures of people and animals in art, bul recently some painters have boon getting away from this. Mrs Bonacker made the trip by airlines from Chicago. On the way over she had stops at Paris, Frankfort, Shannon nnd London, but she said she was loo eager to be homo to lake any side lours on Ihe return trip. She loft Istanbul at 11 a.m. and was in Chicago al 7 the next morning. It took her almost as long to come from Chicago to Algona. Three In A Row The Rotary Club of Algona xvill be host, Aug. 31, to {Dr. Ben C. Phillips, Governor of. District 597 of'.Rotary. International, who is making his annual official visit in northern Iowa. He will address the-local club and confer with President Perry, Collins, Secretary Wallace McDougair and the committee chairmen on Rotary administration arid Service activities. Dr. Phillips is a practicing dentist in Maquoketa, and is a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Maquoketa. He was elected as a district governor of Rotary International at Rotary's 50th annual convention in New,"York City -in tfune.'6f' this efirT "•' ' ' "" " Our Mason City business friends seem to be having some differences of opinion. We note where about half of the stores are now going to be open Friday Bights and closed on Monday nights; about 40% or so are going (to be open Monday nights only and the other 10 percent have decided to stay open BOTH nights. Sunday afternoon we chancec to watch the TV show, "Twen tieth Century", a fine review o some of the highlights of Amer ican history from 1935 into late 1941... among the poll tic a •speeches reproduced were.a variety calling attention to the "grave danger" of the, national debt at that time"... which haa now grown to three or four .times •the size it was then, and no- ibody seems to be very excited at all. * . * . * . Ed Breen, Fort Dodge TV and radio executive, was the Monday speaker at Rotary, telling highlights of a tour he conducted to Europe. iBreen told of the group vismng the Follies in Paris, where nudity is "art." One member of the tour leaned over to a nice old lady •after a half hour of watching and asked "Ever see anything like 'this?" The old lady thought a minute, then replied, "Well, J go to the Harvest Festival every year." • *:•• *.•*..• Famouj kasi Wne **»> Would you be so kind as to help a P9Pp unfortunate fcttow who is hungry and out of work, and all I have in the, world 1$ this gun." Local Woman's Father Dies On Europe Trip Paul Wagner, 57, father of Mrs Joseph Rooney of Algona, died suddenly from a heart at- ;ack while on a tour of Europe. Death came Tuesday in Luxembourg, where he was born. . Mr Wagner was owner and publisher of the Odebolt Chronicle. Also surviving is his widow, a son-Richard who is editor of the paper, two brothers and two sisters. Mr Wagner left Aug. 13 in company with Richard Aden of Wall Lake, another newspaperman, for a four weeks tour of Europe. Nellie Miller, 73, Of Titonkct, Rites Aug. 26 Mrs Oscar (Nellie) Miller, 73, of Titonka died Sunday morning at the Hancock Memorial Hospital, Britt. She had been ill a week, Funeral' services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at ,the Titonka Methodist Church, Rev. Max Goldman officiated. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Algona. Blake Funeral Home, Titonka, was In charge. Pallbearers were J, L. Miller, Ed Boyken, George Boekeknan, Homer Downs, George Nelson and Elbert Nelson. Born July 1, 1886, at Algona, she was'the daughter of Serena and George B. Ashelford. She lived at Algdma and Wesley until tier marriage to Oscar Miller in November, 1905, They moved to Titonka where they had lived since then. Survivors are her husband, two daughters, Mrs Bernard, (Ruth) Kirk, Hyatteville, Md.; Mrs Jim (Hazel) Williams, Boone; three grandsons, a brother and four sisters. The Shower of Gifts drawing, sponsored by 30 Algona business firms, produced a third straight winner last Saturday. He is John Romer, Algona, who was in Gambles at the time when Roy Bjustrorr drew his. name from the thousands of registration slips in the Uppe- Des Moines office at 3 p.m. Previous winners have been Mrs Hubert O'Brien, St. Joe, and Mrs Harold Voigt, Algona. The next to last drawing will be held this Saturday. Complete details can be found in section three of today's UDM., (UDM Flash- foto-Engraving). ^ KossuthTop Iowa County In Corn And Oats Kossuth county led all counties in Iowa in .total production of both corn and oats, i it was disclosed Tuesday. The figures were revealed in thB 1958 crop census report, issued by the state Secretary of Agriculture. The slate average for corn came to 66 bushels, but 31 of the 99 counties had average yields of more than 70 bushels. The actual figures for Kossuth were not given. Theatre Clones At Ringsted Another Northwest Iowa theatre has closed its doors. As o1 Wednesday evening the Ringsted theatre under the management of Harold Kramer has shut its doors. . Kramer purchased the theater business- from Leslie Larson in November, 1854. Kramer now ia operating the Kramer produce. This js the -second business place to close in the in Hingsted. The >ast month Community cleaners quit business a month ^ the Joe Mackasnuls gave up the management and moved Big Celebration At Livermore The Aiverican Legion is holding its annual celebration Aug 31 and Sept. 1. The Big "D" Amusements will be operating on these dates day and evening with various rides and everything to please the public. There will also be various concessions. ,On Sept. 1 the American Legion is sponsoring a basetoai game between Whittemore and 3t. Joe, at 2 p.m. .There will also be a Pet Parade on Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. The parade will be led by the Twin Rivers Band and will originate in front of. the Legion Hall. Entrants will be judged and prizes distributed. To top off the day there will be a dance in the evening, sponsored by the Legion, at Rosey's Ballroom in Livermore, featuring Frank Jonas and his well-liked orchestra. For the benefit of the children merchants are selling ride tickets at a reduced rate if purchased by, Aug. 30. HURT Veraon. Gross of near Kingsley recently suffered painful injuries and a broken arm when he was drawn into a baler. The accident occurred when he tried to knock a bale loose and became en^ tangled in the twine. He was drawn into the baler up to his shoulder. Former Titonka Man, Chas. Ama Buried Today Titonka — Funeral services were held this morning (Thursday) for a former resident, Charles Ama, 92. Rev. Max Goldman officiated in the Titonka Methodist churoh. Burial was in Buffalo Township cemetery. Mr Ama died Monday in a rest home at Dumont. He had made his home since 1947 with a daughter and husband, Mr and Mrs Woodrow Peterson, at Ackley. Charles Ama was born November 29, 1866 and on March 17 1896 was married to Julia Yost For several years the couple farmed west of Titonka and later retired and moved to town, Mr.- Ama preceded her husband ii death in 1947. Surviving are the daughter Mrs Peterson at Ackley, and another daughter, Mrs Frank Tryon Rapid City, S. D. and a son George Ama, Dexter, Minn. Four Mishaps During Week- No Injuries Sheriff ! -Ralph W. Lindhorst investigated an accident occurring Saturday at 7:30 p.m., 5 miles cast of Algona on highway 18 in which a car was damaged when it ran into a calf. Isabella F Gi-bbs, 27, Sioux City, was the driver of the car which was headed cast. Damages to tho car estimated at $30. 'wo trucks were involved ,n aeeident: i Aug.-20'at 6$0 n.m miles west of Algona on high way 18. John D. Teepe, 25 Charles City, was tho driver' o the vehicle which struck an other truck, driven by Jerry J Jergens, 20, Algona from the rear. .Both were headed west The accident resulted in $85( damages to. the Teepe truck anc no estimate of damages to th< Jergens truck was given. Patrol man Bill Tordoff investigated. yPatroliTian. Dick Pedersen in vestigated two accidents occurr ing 'in the northern part of th county. The first occurred Saturday at 4:45 p.m. 2 miles west of Buffalo Center when a car driven by Stanley Voak, Liberty- vilie, IU. struck a car driven by 'erald Maass, Buffalo Center, from, the rear as Maass was naking a turn. Each machine was damaged to the extent of about $100. A 1959 pick-up trucK owned by the Interstate Power Co. of Winnebago, MJnn. was a total wreck after the machine went out of control on a curve on a gravel road 1 l k miles south of Ledyard Sunday al 10:15 p.m. Lowell T. Roberts, Swea City, driver- of the truck, was not injured. County Lashed By Heavy Rains and Wind Storm South Phillips Unites For A t Free Dance Plum Creek 4-H The August meeting al the Plum Creek Elite 4-H club was held at the home of Glennda Gabrielson. Gloria Miller and Linda, Gardner gave talks and Linda Clark gave a demonstration. The next meeting will be September 12 at Call State Park. Kossi.ith county, especially the lorth end of the county, weathered out a blow, Sunday evening, Lhiit for a few moments had the earmarks of a full-l'ledf.ed tornado. The hot. stilling air at 8 p.m. was suddenly transformed inlo a 50-milo an hour gale when the wind swung in from the norih- west. Local residents hastily bulloned up their homes for any eventuality. Farm residents hit tor the storm cellars. Swimming.. pools here > '• afld'-in ofhdr coUnty towns were emptied in a matter of seconds of their numerous patrons, who headed hastily for home. Some, storm damage w u severe. Al the ' Burdette Hoeppne farm near Lukota a corn crtl was blown across the road, machine shed damaged, and trees uprooted. Many other La kota area buildings were report ed damaged. In the Swea City area numerous reports of damage were re ceived. Ed Salhoff had the top of hi car smashed by a falling tree and a large plate glass window a the Linde Implement Co. wa blown in. Power lines were snapped i, some areas. Rainfall accompanying the winds measured about an inch or more in North Kossu'Mi. Some crop damage was reported in that corn was bent to a 70 degree angle in many places. Luckily, there seemed to be nO reports of hail. At Bancroft, lights were out for a few seconds and branches of trees wore torn off, one tre« narrowly missing a home in full- ing. Corn was <ilso reported down from wind and rain. Sunday's windstorm followed a rainstorm which dumped 5.20 inches of moisture on this immediate area Saturday. Another .60 of an inch was registered at the official weather station h ore- Sunday. Some local flooding of basements was reported in residential and business buildings. The week's temperature read- H Au«. 20 93 Am*. 21 94 Aug. 22 89 Aug. 23 JJO Aug. 24 89 AUK. 25 89- AUK. 26 — 72 (if) (>r> 61 62 65 5.20 .60 Tr. Rites Held Bancroft For Alf. Difsworth Bancroft — Funeral service: for Alfred Oils-worth, 72, wore held Monday afternoon at 1:30 in the Immanuel L u t h c. r an church, with Rov. Isaacson, Al gona, officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Township cemetery, will) Garry F'uneral Home in charge of arrangements. 'Mr Ditsworlh died Friday night after u lingering illness at Lutheran hospital, Fort Dodge, when 1 he had been a patient about a week. Mr Ditsworlh spent most of his life in Bancroft where he operated a corn sholler and did trucking until he retired a few years a«o. He was married to Vance ("iilbertson who survives with three sons, Melvin and Kenneth, Bancroft and Orlancl, Fort Dodge, and two nieces he raised, Mrs Frank Richards, Garner, and (Gladys) Mrs Elmer Keller, Austin. Three sisters, Mrs Minnie Gilbert, Mrs Mae Hatman, Mrs E. J. Suny. Bancroft, two brothers, Frank Ditsworth, Bancroft, and Clarence, Des Moines, also survive. Casket bearers were Axel Bratlund, Joe llelensky, Harry Looft, George Wohnke, Glen Cowing and Russell Ditsworth. A "once-in-fi-llfetime" Grand Opening party will be held in Algonn, tomorrow, Fridny, in observance of the formal dedication of tho new four-lane highway loading into the city from the south on U.S. route 180. A street dance and free drawings in nearly all places of business on South Phillips St. will be highlights of the event. An expenditure of nearly $250,000 has transformed the old, narrow, incurbcd two-lane highway into a spacious four lane highway with curb and gutter, and improved street lighting. The City of Algona contributed its part of the work while Federal and state funds were widening the highway itself. The street dance will start at 9 p.m. with the Polka Band from Pomeroy furnishing the musia for modern and square dancing. The dance will take: place in the jlock directly north of State street, on Phillips between State and Call streets. It's all free, courtesy of the South Phillips justness firms. ; , Dozens of prizes arc also beinj offered by firms on the new horoughfare. From a civic standpoint, th« newly completed highway approach into Algona from tha south terminates a need of long standing. The old approach was too narrow; there was a lack of, curt) and gutter which made each side of the paving a quagmire of mud and slush in some seasons of the year. All t,his .is now .gone, .and, tho South Phillips Street entrance into Algona is spacious and. inviting and of a metropolitan appearance. Coupled with the new approach to Algona from the north, completed in the past two years, the city has made a long stride in highway modernization. The general public is cordially! invited to participate. Registration for the drawing will be held throughout the day, Friday, at the following businesses, some of which .will olosa at 5 p.m., and the rest will, remain, open during the evening, until 8:30. Taylor Implement, Cook's Radiator' Repair, Algona Soft Water, Schultz Bros., Thermogas Co., Superior, Harold C. Sundet State Farm Ins., East End Grocery, Wagner's Cities Service. E-Z Wash, Ludwig's Repair Shop, Algona Produce, Algona Floor Service, 7-Up Distributing, Pereival Motors, Merle Wellen- dor£ Keys, Donovan Cabinet Shop, Ernie Williams,, Struecker Conoco, Potter Distributing Co., Farmers Elevator, P. R. Irons Heating & Plumbing and Bob's Skelly Service. Attendance Down The KossUth County Flying- Club's annual flight breakfast) was attended by 1000 persons, 40(1 less than a year ago, Sunday despite uncertain weather conditions and a storm that left 5 inches of water standing on the airport Saturday. Fifty airplanes flew in for the event, according to Ron Gerber, secretary. Daring Antics Thrill Race Crowd Algona Girl's Eye Injured; Has Surgery Linda Martin, 9, daughter of Mr and Mrs Champ Martin, Algona, is corning along nicely at Lxjtheran hospital, Fort Dodge, where she is recovering from an received from a slingshot fired acorn. Linda had surgery Monday evening to drain blood from the eye and it is expected that tha incision will have to be reopened several more times. •Her mother is permitted to bo With, .her one hour a day. Mrs. Mirtirt said Wednesday that, Linda js very uncomfortable be- 9iiise-sjie must be in a sitting position all Q| the time, but that progress is satisfactory. It is expected, that she will have to re- mam at the hospital at least for the rest of the week. Host thrilling that closed out raCe ' The above photo snapped during the seventh 'lap, shows Folse, left, spraying : the .entire nor Ujea'st <:piwr»« dirt while , Shepherd' trailing by about six lengths, fights his way around the mside of the track in a», daredevil antics, which included a bounce off the northeast fence, a nudge of the Folse par ^l^\^8wer^ne^ovw^s all over the track, thrilled area race fans more than any cfr Folse wori [three of the races: while Shepherd took the time trials in -.24-45 and the first seven-lap Okla., won the other seven-lap event. (UPM NewsfotoXEngravmg), :i

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