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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 24, 1959
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-*&*•>'' • -tk r/ f fc Then Paroled . A Lakota man, Carroll (3. Jenkins, charged with !ar,gery t efiter> ed a guilty plea in district court here before Judge Marry Narey this, week and was sentenced to 10 years Sit the Men's Reform* atory at Ajiamosa* • He Was given a bench, parole for a period tit two years. Jenkins, who had a preliminary hearing earlier in Justice d. H. Ostwihkle's court, forged three checks, orte each at Titonka, Burt find Lakota. .£{*» "ipen have eniered gUiliy pleas to charges of OMVI since court opened Monday. -They ares , . Lewis F. Alver, kumbttldt Richard D. RileV, Algbha « Jdhtt T» Scebba, Algfirta o;j, Leo; J,,Slefahski, Fairmont Hc-beti' 1 Osber£/, Faif rhonl % Alver''wasUhe"" latest to enter; a plea. 'He paid-,$300 and |l cos as did 6a<Sh of the others.'' ' • In 'other 'court action;- Johr Schueler, >Jr,, ,'SWea ,City, .Was granted a divprce from Marjorie Schueler, Swea City, who is now, serving a", Sentence at Rockwell City for writing bad checks..The plaintiff, charged cruel and in* human treatment and asked custody of three children. The' pettlt^juryis .supposed -to' report for' duty/Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 9 a.m.'. It'is possible, they 'Will' be notified' by-Clerk Alma Pear- ion not to report at all. The grand- jury'.Was not called for ihis term. • "- , .v- ESTABLISHED 1663 ALOONA, |(>WA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 44, 1959 3 SECTIONS - 22 PAGES VOL •i. et. of $ 16 ElbertOH • Demolish Presbyterians To Get ad Loan lor New Church ti'> ; • V •: '•: •" * :A congregational meeting of ,tndi members of, the First Presbyterian church 'htire, hns been •called for Monday evening, 'Sept. '28.- Purpose of the meeting is to enable the Executive Building Commit ire to issue a call for bids on the conelructidn of the .riew 'church, ,:,, , .•; •:,. •>. -The building program received 'new impetus this week -with the notification of the grunting of ai~$60,000 loan from the national board ot the church. The call for bUJs.-is expected to be issued as soon 'as possible with construction to begin this foil. Total cost is expected to run approximately $200,000. Buildirtg chairman is Oliver S. Carlson. Homecoming Queen To Be Named Here Ward Revision •A ' ^. ,' 'i, ," : The, shakeup in the area of Algona's four wards has resulted in the loss of, one, councilman, Afnie Elbert , who ' 1 elected from the Third Ward in the last election. •" filbert's .home is located in art area which now is moved into the Fourth Ward, where John'Drees- man is the councilman. -Anlopinion from 'City Attorney t Russell Buchanan stated' that Elbert ik no longer councilman from the Third Ward, and presumably • a Third Ward councilman will, be named/,by 'tither* council members in the near future, to serve until the next 'city election, which is' Novi'3:*--^*'-,"' * "-***•* v'* *"- - • * ff The next meeting s of' the city : council is Wednesday, Sept. ,30. In the^ mean time a special 'el* ectiori' will- be held Saturday, Sept. 26, to decide whether the terms'- of city councilmen will be changed from the present terms of two years to a staggered term of four years, with half of the councilmen elected' every two years. The usual four polling places will handle the vote, from • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. , Voting is at the Legion Hall in the First Ward, the High School in the Second Ward, the Third Ward school, Third Ward, and City Hall for the Fourth Ward. / ." ........... -• , Man Bound To District Court On Beer Count An employee of a local tavern, tFred S. Struthers, ' Algona, was bound over to district court following a preliminary hearing on a charge of selling beer. to. minors by Mayor C. C, Shierk '.this week. Bond was set, at $500 and Struthers 'was released. < Wallace Anderson, Ketchikan Alaska, paid $15 and costs, drinking beer on the highway; Wal- iter Bartels, Spencer, paid $10 and costs, bad check; and Julius Morison, Des Moines, paid $5 and costs, speeding, in other mayor's court actions this week. £ t t f ., r __ r ._. ,. ynne hpupe. 16. received^ min6i injuries When the auto shown'above;;hit a ( power<pole and rolle*d into a djeep ditch a mile west of'Algona oh McGregor-street road at 9rl5 p.m. 1 * Saturday.• - * ' .' • • , { ., Miss 'Roupe'received a bad bruise above the left eye and Wilderman. driver of the vehicle, was ncjt treated for'any specific injuries. B6,th were"taken from the scene to St. Ann hospital for pbservation and treatmenVthen-released. • , ,,,,,ji • -, -The auto,, a, 1954 Ford '4-doOr, .was headed west at the .time of the crash. According,to Wilderman, 'the vehicle was traveling about 55 miles'.per hour when he reached to tune the radio. The vehicle shot 6ff>the,*h.ighway, slammed'info the'pole-and dropped in the ditch.. The auto's left front area- bore th'e brunt of the damage. Jiccdrding to ; Patrolman Bill Tordoff who investigated, the auto is a total loss. (UDM..NeWsfotp-Engraying). ft ,K . ' \ ' j '" , ,' Festival Here Oct. • , ', '^M^'vt,^ •y$r«V,v«-'i'*' *•» i*•>i i h>»r»f***(»«» T - \# , -„- , Two Mishaps In Area Monday A truck, driyen by Robert G. Witham, 20, Sexton, slid into a ditch a mile north and five miles east of West Bend at 11:30 a.m. •Monday,' The driver was un- dnjured. According to Patrolman Dick Pedersen who investigated, Witham met another truck, got too far over on the soft shoulder ,and went into the ditch. .There was no estimate of darn* age to the vehicle," Earlier the same (lay, at 5 a.m., autos driven by Freda L; Siems, 70, Fenton,' and Henry E. Bruns, 69, Algona, collided 1% miles west of Wesley on highway 18, .Total damage -was' estimated a>t $125 by Patrolman Charles Bird •who investigated. He also charg* ed Mrs Sieijis for not being safe« ly clear of an overtaken vehicle. The Siems auto allegedly cut ir» too soon after passing the Bruns car and both wound up in the ditch. There were no injuries re- pprted. Midnight Show The Algoha Theater, in keep* ing with the Algona Homecoming celebratiort theme, will fentuje a midnifM §hcw Friday, beginning at lf:30 p-m. "Pad Racers" will be Heart Attack Fatal For Burt Farmer ^Funeral services for William N. Larsen, 52, well-known Burt farmer, 'were held at 3 p.m. Sun< day in the Immanuel Lutheran church at Bancroft. Rev. Leroy Pillman officiated,' burial followed at Bancroft and the Garry Funeral, Home, Bancroft, was in charge of arrangements. .'Mr Larsen died at 3:30 a.m. of a heart attack at his home-three miles north of Burt. -He had not previously been ill. He was born Fe;b. 12, 1907 at TiJnderwood and moved ito the Ringsted area as a boy. In 1939 he began farming riear Burt. On Sept. 28, 1944 he was married to Doris Greig, 1 who sunvives. Three children, Verlyn, 14, Dean, .12, and Jayne, 8, also survive. A brother and sister preceded him in death. • Other suryioyrs include the following brothers and sisters: Mrs Martin- Jensen, Neola; Mrs Milton ' Jensen, Council Bluffs; Mrs Kenneth Merton, Befcten- dorf; Mrs Norman Larson, Fenton: Mrs J, F. Christensen, Palisades, Cal.; Mrs Jens Flint, Em- metsfourg; Mrs Jennie Jensen, Armstrong; Henry Larsen, Swea City; Merean Larsen, Ringsted; and Reuben.and Chris Larsen, New Ownership Of Algona Dairy Is Announced New ownership and new management for the Algona Dairy was announced yesterday. Tony Theesfield, who had operated the firm for some months as Tony's Algona Dairy, has disposed of the firm and its equipment to Floyd Bode and Hugh Black, local dairy farmers, who in company with eight other, dairymen of the area will operate the firm as the Algona Dairy. The Algona milk route setup will remain as before with local delivery to be handled by Don Hum. Management will be in the hands of Bode and Black. Other dairymen associated with them are Herman Bosworth, Sam Mogler, Ronald Sabin, Walter Camp* ney, Conrad Schmidt, Sidney Payne, Milton Will and Martin Jacobson, all Grade A milk pro- ducepg, Processing of the milk from the local dairymen wiji continue a 1 the Estherville plant, ^ Platjs are- being completed for the., llth annual Algona Band Festival-to be held Saturday, Oct. 3. Many bands' have accepted, the invitation to appear' in. .the parade Saturday morning 'arid participate in the day's activities, which will be climaxed by {a huge massed band playing three concert numbers and the crowning of the 196Q Algona Band'Festival Queen. • ?' * Shirley Ammoson, Renwick, reigning Band Festival Queen, now a student nurse at Iowa Lutheran hospital; in Des Moines, will preside over the festival and place the crown on the head of the new queen. Featured attraction this ' year will be twirling exhi- tiohs by Leisa Gill, 7, and Lani Jo Gill, 8. daughters of Mr and Mrs James, F. Gill of Hudson, both of whom have been in; twirling competition since each was three years old. The girls will lead the parade and perform in the evening program. The Boone Valley band, under ! the ."."direction - of Keith Boessler will present the afternoon con- cert-at.the courthouse square, The Twin Rivers band, directed by Arvid Anderson, and the Wes Bend'band, directed 'by Arnold Rabe, will give marching exhibi tions at the evening program. Harry Greenberg will ! be maste: of ceremonies at the evenini program and the American Legon color guard and the Algona band will conduct flag raising ceremonies. The V.F.W, color guard will assist in the morning parade. Bandmaster of the Algona high school host bands is Russell Guster. Deanna Lau has been chosen host queen. Bands accepting the invitation up to press time Wednesday were Bancroft, St. John's, Boone Valley, Buffalo Center, Lois Mabus, queen; Burt, Corwith-Wesley , senior, band with Corwith members,' junior band with Wesley members j Elmore, Pat Snyder, queen; Havelock, two bands, queen, Janet-Cox; Lakota, Yvonne Tja- New 1 Cars / To Unveil Here Next I Weeks First of the new I960 model automobiles will appear in Algona next week. Poritiac,. Oldsmobile . and Cad- Hac will majte'the formal presentation of their 1900 models next Thursday, Oct. 1. Ernie Williams Pontiac-Cadillac will display those cars, and the Dau Giara'ge will feature the new Oldsmobile. Other unveiling dates locally follow!" - ', - Octi'' 2 r~- v Chevrolet's Corvair and ..Chevrolet series, Kossuth SHARON DcGROOTE Ernest Funeral Held At Corwith - Funeral; services for Ernest V Kelch, 41,'former resident of Corwith, were held in St. Mary's Catholic church there Wednesday morning, , Sept., 16.. Fr. T O'Toole officiated, and burial was in St. Mary's'"cemetery, Corwith. '"•'• ; ; ;Mr ;Kelch, brother of Mrs Oswald 'Lallier, Algona, and Mrs Julius Matz, Wesley, died Sept. 11 following a sudden illness in a Des MOines hospital. Ernest' Valentine Kelch, son of Mr and-'Mrs Nicholas Kelch, was born Feb. 14, 1918 near Corwith, was educated there and graduated from high school in 1939. (He -later graduated from Hamilton Business College, Mason City, and Was married to Darlene NewhOuse, Mclntyre, and the couple resided in Des Moines where Mr Kelch was employed by thte city water department until his death. >. His wife, six brothers and 10 sisters survive., His mother, father and three brothers preceded lim in death. Pallbearers at the, funeral were Gerald Rohrer, Winton Robison Herbert Biesman, Ralph Mead, James Norman and Leo Lallier 3 — Chrysler Imperial, J. & Li Motor, Algona. Oct. 8 — Buick series at Schultz Bros. Garage, fAlgona. Oct. 19 .— >Ford Falcon, Kent Motor Co., Algona. Oct. 9 — Plymouth series, J. & L. Motors, Algona. Oct. 15 — Mercury & Edsel, Taylor Mercury. Oct. 15 Or 17 — Rambler series, Dan's Garage, Algona. • Oct. 16 — DeSoto, J. & L. Motor, Algona, ; ,' Date of the Dodge showing, and the new Dodge Dart, will be announced in the near future by Percival Motors, PATTY COWAN Funeral Held Monday For Fenton Woman den, queen; „ Ledyard, Sandra Fennema, queen; LuVerne, Roser mary Carroll, queen; Swea City, Caren, Rajnse, queen; Sentral, Nancy Fischer, Lone Rock, queen; Titonka, Thompson, Twin Rivers, Carol Gronbach, queen; West Bend, and Whittemore, Marjorie Behnke, queen. Burned By Picker — While picking corn with his mounted picker last Friday fat Carper had the misfortune to have his right arm burned when his picker caught fire. Mr Carper jumped from the machine when the gas tank, ex* plowed. 14rs ,J3ogo*ch , oalle4 the fir? departmei?* fron* Titonka Church Cornerstone To Be Laid Sunday Titonka — Cornerstone layini ceremonies for the new $150,00i Good Hope Lutheran church here, will be held Sunday, Sept 27 at 2:30. Speaker will ' be Rev. M. A. Schulz, Stewart Minn. Construction of the new building is well underway. It is being built adjoining' the present structure. Plans are to use the-present church for a Christian Education center when the new church is completed. Vandals Busy Several used cars, parked in the Taylor Mercury lot on South Phillips street, were damaged by vandals Tuesday night. Dis.- covery of the damage, estimated 1 at .$300, was'made Wednesday morning and Police Chief Poeketoan investigated windshields, several side m and 'headlights were broken _« _•* •___. i.t___ f . un .,_ , Bancroft Farm Home By Fire Sunday The farm home of Peter W. Arend, located two miles east of Bancroft, was completely destroyed by fire early Sunday morning. • Lightning has been blamed, for the fire, which occurred while the Arends were visiting relatives near Austin, Minn. It was Ihe second farm home destroyed in the county within 10 days. The Irvin Eischens, St. Benedict, lost all their possessions when the home they lived in as tenants was gutted Thursday afternoon, Sept, 10. A severe electrical stbrlm struck in the Bancroft area a short time before Gerald White, a neighbor, discovered the fire at the Arend fawn. Floyd Yackle, another neighboring fanner, heard the fire alarm, but by the time he reached the scene, the hc»me •• was ' practically burned down and firemen were waging a successful battle to save the garage' from, the blaze. White first saw the fire at 5 a.m. The garage and all other outbuildings were -saved, despite the fact the garage is located only Si3? feet from the -house. A gas tank' was also saved when fire- nien disconnected it and moved jt away from the inferno. Sev- epal explosions, thought to be from a fuel tank in the basement and canned goods stored in the houfee, were heard during the fire. The Arends had lived in the for the past five years and, West Ben4 tq pwt out the fire, of cars during the foray. Fenlon — Funeral services wore held Monday afternoon at the Fenton Methodist church for Mrs Paul Cornelius who had" died Thursday, Sept. 17, just before midnight. Mrs Cornelius had been hospitalized since July 3 at Holy Family hospital, Estherville. She had suffered a paralytic stroke. Ruth Fern Underwood was born July 13, 1895 at St. Elmo, 111., the daughter of Jonathan and Sarah Lyons Underwood. Dec. 14, 1913 she was united in marriage to Paul Cornelius a I Opdyke, 111. They were engaged in farming until in 1939 when the family moved to town and Mr Cornelius has been in the trucking business. Mrs Cornelius was a membei of the Fenton Methodist church and the WSCS. ''Mrs Cornelius is survived by 1 her husband, Paul, and seven children: Lloyd, Graettinger; Earl, Ringsted; Thelma (Mrs Alford MdSfamara), Ringsted; Duano, Armstrong; Virgene (Mrs Edwin Uthof), Fenton; Rosemary (Mrs Edwin Booth), Fremont, Neb.; and Ray at the University of Iowa at Iowa City. There are 17 grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs Martha Lovotte, Rock Island, 111.; and Mrs Carrie Hughey, Centralia, Wash. •Four brothers preceded her in death and her oldest son, Leonard, died of polio just before his 16th birthday in 1930. The funeral was at 1:30 at the Thomas Funeral Chapel and 2 p.m. -at the Methodist church with burial in the Fenton Methodist cemetery. • Rev. Harvey Walker officiated. Pallbearers were Ray Uthof, Le&lie Tieman, Arnold Hansen, Harry Haase, Eugene Huskamp and Merle Vojgt. PAM WALLER One of the four Algona high 'ehool seniors shown here, Pnm Waller, Patty Cowan, Sharon Dc- Groole or Cindy Hardy, will be lamed and crowned Queen of the ocal school's Homecoming at the fairgrounds Friday night. The crowning will occur during half lime festivities at the Al- gona-Clarinn football game. Al are active in school affairs anc have been since their first year of high school. Miss Cowan is the daughter o Mr and Mrs Ken Cowan, Mis. Waller the daughter of Mr anc Mrs R. B. Waller, Miss DeGrootc the daughter of Mr and Mrs Char les Simmons and Miss Hardy the daughter of Mr and Mrs Wes Hardy. (Nels Isaacson Photos — UD'M Engravings) according to reports, all furnishings were new, -Whether or not hquse and household goods covered by insurance is not . . , , , . , lightning, Accompanied by high and .rain, pelted the Licenses To Wed Four wedding licenses were issued by County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to: •-,-.:Sept. 17 — John W. Rash, Burt, and Nelda Meyer, Whittemore. • * Sept. 18 j*- Dean E. Culbertson, Lone Rock, and Marvel Hansen, Jrv'ington. Sept. 21 ^r Keith Van Hove, Clear Lake, and Marlene Wich Cub Scout Paper Drive in City To Be Saturday Cub Scout Pack 29 will hold a scrap paper drive, Saturday, vSept. 26, in Algona. Folks donating paper or magazines are asked to bundle same separately and place on their curbing, securely tied. The Pack will meet at 7 p.m next Tuesday at Lucia Wallace school, Ed Sindelar, scoutmaster, reports. Bo'b ,cat badges are to be received by Ricky Snyder, Todd Treganza, Kenneth Marshall Paul Dean Christiansen, Richard Klein, Ray Allen Chamberlain Dennis Strayer and Mike Hutchins. Neil Smith will receive the Wolf badge, Harley Brown and Jim Bradford the % Bear badge, and Donny 'Riedmger Roger Johnson, Dick Balluff John Hamilton and Bob Boston- lehner the Lion badge. Other recognition for arrows and/or attendance will be made to Paul Watkins, Dennis George Randy Riedinger, Tom Claude Steve Claude, Jim Bradford, Jef Gilmore, Tom Synder, Dannj Owens, Tom Bristow, Harlej Brown, Greg Brower, Davic Rothler and Bret Barlett. » , Bancroft Polio Victim Is Better Jackie Kadow, 5-yeaivQlg victim from Bancrpft, is reporte v ' ' J Per Capita; Tb Begin Oct. 19 A $IG,03B total budget for the • 1950 United Fund drive was re- „ commended by the budget dria >. admissions committee of the or- * ganizatinn in a meeting Tuesday evening. Thr budget will be submitted to the executive board nnd, if approved, will mean a per capita goal of $2.06 per person , based on a 6000 population figure. The amounts delegated to the various participating funds wore basod on nn average of the amounts raised by organizations in separate drives in past years* No organization was admitted that did not have a history ol fund raising in Algona in the pasl. "* New Admittances Newly admitted organization^ to receive United Funds, are the Kossuth County Society for Retarded Children and the-Algona „ Charities. The first organization operates an opportunity school as well as other service^ • md the latter organization is th'e ' roup that raises medical, dental incl eyesight funds for children ' hrough the annual Charity Bail. „ Although the American Cancer Society, tho Heart Fund and the Polio Foundation refused to participate in the United Fund nere, amounts have -been delegated to the three health causes , in the current united drive. According to United Fund; chairman, Russ' Buchanan, the amounts collected will be offered to the three national groups. If they refuse the checks, as they have done in other United Fund drives elsewhere, the amounts will be expended directly to research, education and service in combating lhe,.disease, Budget Breakdown The budget, as recommended by the committee: General Budget —.$13,365 This figure includes the following: American Red Cross __.$2,500 Girl Scouts ___ 725 Iowa Children's Home Society .___• 700 Prairie Gold Council of Boy Scouts 2,050 Salvation Army 740 Algona Charities Inc. 1,300 Kossuth County Council for Retarded Children - 1,500 Cancer Cause research, education & service 1,600 Heart Fund (research, education & service) 750 Polio and other health causes , u . 1,500 Administration (1959 cam- aign, anticipated expense toward 1960 campaign) and re- erve. 2,673 and many otheV ai^s tendahi; Lbne RocH; and Donald 'of 'the county during the night Clarken ^Sunday.' Dakota. and Donna Gardner by her parents, Mr and Free Kadow, to be showing improve Currently she is a patient at Lu theran hospital in Fort Dodge. A§ cording to her mother, the, girt i "responding well to treatn^ept Mrs Kadow is staying near hospital. Jackie's .father dgiyf s visit her evenings, * - • ; ; ' v $16,038 Buchanan expressed apprecia- ion of the work of the budget md admission committee which Contributed time and effort set- ing up the first Algona drive. Chairman is Perry Collins with committee members, Wes Bartett, Barbara Haggard, . Gordon Sail, Don Hemmingsen, Pat Vtontag, 'Mrs Marc Moore, Milton Norton, Mrs Inez Wolfe and L. A. Winkel. A $16,038 total budget for the The campaign committee, headed by John Claude is completing plans for the fund drive to be held Oct. 19 through 31. Co.-nmittee members are Mrs Nat Bangs, Dr. Daniel Bray, Duane Carson, Mrs Homer Clark, Mrs John Hopkins, M. C. (Oscar) Metcalf. Eugene Murtagh, Brail Wright and Monica Storr. Wind Causes Some Damage At Ottosen Ottosen — The windstorm just before midnight Sunday blew 1 down two trees on the property.* of Mrs Anna Purdy in Otfpsen, #: At the Bernard Strelt nxjme the , chimney was. blown, down; hitting $ the roof above the kitchen^, 1 "' impact knocked down, the/:' * light and also paused ,dji fall down from the < There was sQme rpqfj were' M'«»««"' many homes, - was off for aj New A new Car (a will be.

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