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fjkat ENta*.- A*r A».«. » Iowa CU7, t& MAIL BAG* Some -time ago you mentibned in your column, to my delight and surprise, that several yoiung la'dies had designated 'their groUp as the East Side Chowder ahd Noisemaking Society. "That name, refreshingly dh>. 'ect and simple,'indicated a degree of courage seldom noted in this, day of conformity ... so iftwas with deep sadness I n6ted in last weekjs Column.that 'for reasons of-public acceptance,, the group would henceforth be known as the East Side. Crustacean, and Forensic Association." By now they must be . planning . Some worthy project^ such as'knitting vaguely recognizable items which will be foisted, ^eventually, upon some', bewildered barefoot' natives in some far off land, "Oh, well, '59 has been a bad year all the way around. The Rus- sians'hit :the moon, the Yankees hit 'practically nothing,' and the promising East-Side Ladies Chowder and Noisemaking, Society succumbed to '.Robert's Rules of Order. "No doubt if you print this, the ladies will call, a, special-meeting and'demand equal time in triplicate", .'.'" . . ' ' '" - ' , '* • . * * ' Our dbg. Duke, is a young cocker, totally'black, with'all normal dog Habits. But we have watched dozens of T-V • commercials in which, dogs joyously rush to be fed whatever do'g, food is- being advertised at "the-time: These.TV do'gs* bark,' wag * their tails, 'and gulp heartily 'of whatever they are dished, out, on TV. While all ' of''this is going on, Duke pays not a bit'-of'attention. Now'we have tried.all these "dog foods . . . and he doesn't Ifke a single one of them* . . ,. much prefers the scraps from the table or; any available old bone . . V we wonder what observations • other ' dog owners, have, made on-this score and would be Interested in finding out^^And'DukVis^a long way ,from';starving! "-' . ' • • ••' * * -i-'j. ' i + * • «-« -""•• •"—' .*._ 1863 ioo4 ihtwtd «a twond dm wutttt* it th* 1,'jwa. Writer Aet 6t at I"—*"---- -;-.»-. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1959 3 SECTIONS - 24 PAGES VOL. 96 - NO. 39 " Bill Dar|i)J/.is\^>ack. frorti; Iowa City Hospital where he spent a couple ,of ' weeks; and while there^ -received the Upper . Des Moines.fBu^ Bill wasn't ,the .only •one jfftiol readmit . . '. there are tw.o daughters of Harm Helmers of Algona wdrking there, and they scanned-'it thoroughly . . . and a fellow patient of Bill's, a man from Greenfield, Iowa, also gave, it a good -reading. Bill brought back /his comment: "It's a good county paper with more than local news '— it's a -very t good paper." Bill .thought enough of this to call us-up ,and so inform us, which we appreciate. 1 * * " Secretary of ' Agriculture Ezra Benson, 'his wife, Iwo daughters, * arid a 'group of U.S.D.A. officials are off on a 16-day tour of Scandanavia and Russia. - Cost . of .the flight alone, round trip, will be about $21,700. This cost is to be paid for by the De'. partmeni of Agriculture! We trust that Ezra omits this little vacation' expense item from the grand total the next time he announces the "high cost of the farm -program" to the general public. • ; • ••• * * •* . We'll bet Harold Clark, Bancroft" editor, is the only man alive who can say he went from Bancroft ' to ^'Washington,, D. C. and return for only 83 .cents (not including plane fare). Harold Was a guest of his brother in the east, ahd 'his money was • "no good.' BUT, : . if 'he -had known then .what he knows now,' it wouldn't have cost that much. He bought a light lunch in the Chicago airport; then had another lunch served on the plane, Also, he made a phone call'in Chicago : dropping 10,cents into,'the pay phone. He failed to get his party, so reached in to retrieve his dime and got 15 cents back. ''• 7 •' '•*•'' - * .'-'*.One of our readers makes an urgent plea that a white line be painted on 'the.,pp.unty .blacktop road between Algpna and Whittemore f f ., says it is an absolute necessity for safe night driving, ..*,'.* * The uncanny Farmer's Alaman ac, which has been hitting the seaspnal forecasts f'qn the button' for the past two years, now says that the coming "winter will be mild," The Farmer's Almanac is now in its H3rd edition, published in New In Festival Here Saturday 1 c ,, A parade, starting at the Athletic Field on'East State street, at 11 a.m. will officially kick-off the eleventh annual Algona Band Festival Saturday. A total of 23 .bands, featuring 1224 musicians and majorettes,, and at least 20 queens will appear in the parade. Queens slated to appear are .Dcanna Lau,, ATgona; Gwen Baker, St. John's of Bancroft; Barbara Kamp, Boone Valley; Lois Mabus, Buffalo Center; Marilyh Hinckley.'Burt; Patricia Ann Nail, Corwith-Wcsley: Pat Schuler, Elmore;, Janet Cox, Havelock-Plover, Sr.; Connie Krischel, Havelock^Plover; -Jr.; Janice Johnson, Kahawha; Yvonne Tjaden, Lakota.' • • Sandra Fennem'a, L e d y a r d; Rosemary Carroll, LuV.erne; Nancy Fischer,' Sentral; Caren Ramse, Swea 'City; Sandra Gartner, Titonka; LoiSiFlo, Thompson; Carol Grortba'ch,' Twin Rivers'; Ann Elsenbast, West ,Bend; and Marjorie Behnke, Whittemore.' (Following the 'parade,' 'there will be a^marchdng demonstration on State street by the Sentral band at 2 p.m.; a concert at the courthouse by the Boone' Valley .band at 2:15 p.m,; introduction' of the queens at 2:30 p.m.; and a big program, featuring . exhibitions > by the Twin Rivers and West Bend bands, twirling exhibition by Leisa and Lani Jo Gill, massed band numbers and crowning of the new queen, beginning, at 7 pan. at the fairgrounds. There will a luncheon for bandmasters 'and wives and band members .and a free movie for 'band members at <the Algona .Theatej) in the..afternoon,',/ ,„...,, Where Is Mr. Where is Able Twitmire, Algbna mechanic? The current issue of U«S. News 6t World Report magazine carried a lengthy summary, of the Visit of Nikila, Khrushchev to Iowa, and in it quoted the reactions of "people in the U.S. heartland." Among them was ."Able Twitmire, Algona, la., mechanic." ' Mr Twitmire was guoted as saying: , That guy is so much more of .the showman, 'so much smarter than any- _ - -, To Be Candidate one we can send to BlUiiti, that he makes me kind of scared." * \ ^ An examination of ihi Algona telephone book* City directory, assessor's f611* and city utility tecords .fails Id, uncover any *'Abl» twltrftlir§, mechanic/' ' !,',/Can it be that "Mf ;Tw1t« mire" hat twitted U.S. Mews & World Report? If not, would Mr Twitmire please step forward and identify himself I * « -.','? Rites Held For • « Mrs Joe Kline At Titonka Titonka — « Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Titonka Methodist church .for Mrs Joe Kline, 67, who died Sept, 23 at the Hancock Memorial hospital at Brill. Rev. Max Goldman officiated and Bl'ake Funeral ,Home was- in' charge of arrangements. • Mrs . -Nesa Henrietta Kline, daughter of Albert and Augusta Gill Johnson,' was born August 27, 1892 at Hartley. She received her education at , Hartley. On Feb. 9, 1921 at Spencer, she was united in marriage; to Joe Kline. The family lived on a farm nprth- •west , of 'Tilonka until January, 1947, when they" -moved to Titonka. j She served in the auxiliary and delighted herself in raising flowers. , Preceding her in death were her parents and a brother. Surviving her are her j husband, Joe, ' Famous Last Line -« The time to start taking care of yourself is before you need if -' Religious Hour Begins Trinity Lutheran, church, Al gona, a ehuveh of The Lutheran How, announces that the 37th season of this international radio ministry has begun. It will be heard locally over KJRI'B, -Mason C»ty at W;30 a^i. and KVfU Ft Podge at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday Go-Cart Races ;/ v Here Sunday ' .. • V .. • ' ... The Algona Go-Cart club con- lucted an informal race meet Sunday at their track at the airport. : •.;.'.' /.'; ' '• ' .....In time trials, Jim Baker, Alona, tied, with Christensen,- West 3end,, in \13.10 seconds. In the 10 lap ( races, Baker an'd'Chnsten- sen took first. j a daughter, Laura', Werner Burjkhart of- Titonka, . two, , sons) :,George ''Kline- of'' tWater-lob, . and Joseph August Kline bf"Manona a. brother, Fred- A. Johnson of 'Spencer and four grandchildren. ' " Pallbearers were Henry Ba'ade, John Rode, Harm Kettwich, Wm. Spear, Harry Ricklefs and Harry Bartelt. . Burial-, was in Buffalo, Township cemetery. Incorporate New Cheese, Dairy Corp.AtBurt ; A legal notice of, incor- ; poraiion is carried in today's ; Algona Upper Des Moines/ from ,lhe Kossuih County Cheese Corporation, a firm incorporated to do business ' in Burt, Iowa. The new firm will process . various products from' milk. Directors are Clyde John* " son, Seneca, Wis.; Ervin Pur- deu, Burl;, and George Anderson, ; Cedar Falls., Mr Per-' due is president of tl\e corporation. First Concert Slated Here Barbershoppers! A meeting of prospective and interested Barbershoppers will be held next; Tuesday evening, Oct. 6, in the music room at the high school. ' Richard Leibert, famed organist at the Music Hall in Radio City, New York, and nationally- known'radio artist, will give'ar organ recital here Oct. 7 at F p.m., in the high school auditor ium under the auspices of the Kossuth County Community Con cert Association. ( . Leibert can transfer'his talent: from • the .largest organs to t}ie mqst.. modern electronic juisim ments. This concert he wilhpia'y 'on a electric organ. were Alnva 3 Wedding Licenses t Three, wedding licenses , issued by County Clerk ; Pearson Ihis .week. . They tO' ' - / : ... .,". -: ^ .Sept. 24 — Franklin''' Jensen and Janice' Benseri, Algona; Sept. 28 — Gary Larson, Fores' City,':and Charlotte Wise, • Cor with; and Jan. W. Gardner anc Karen Johnson, Algona. 4 From Area Hurt In Crash Dreesman And Richardson To Yield Posts Talk of the impending city election, slated here Nov. 3, Rnn in earnest this week when rumors begun circultrtlng that several councilmen would not seek reelection. , Two members of the council, Byron P. Richardson, councilman • at - large, and John Dreesman. councilman from the fourth ward, told the Upper Des Moines Wednesday morning they definitely will not seek reelection. Two others, Vic Parsons, coun- cllman-al-large, and Stan Muckey, councilman from the first ward, stated they were undecided lit the present time, Mayor C. C. Shierk, who has served two terms, und Juntos Whittemore, completing his first term os councilman from second ward, slated they would definitely be'in the race, to--retain-Ihcil posts. What About Third? There have been no rumble about a possible council candidate from third ward, but something will undoubtedly develop because third ward is famous for its many election performance's in the past. That word is at present without a councilman due to a recent relocation of the ware lines. Arnie Elbert, former councilman there, was removed when the new ward line put his home in fourth ward, now, served by Dreesman. Richardson has served either n mayor or a councilman at the city hall since 1948, with the ex ception of about iVa years. Par sons has been on the council fo several terms. Dreesman ha ^tetfed'JxJur years and Muckey i completing hls'-'Tii'st term." No 'Petitions Out .According to City Cleric Dav Smith, no; necessary papers have been checked-out of his office bj candidates or individuals sup porting candidates. Anyone wish ing to run for mayor or the council must turn in a petition signed by 25 qualified voters, no later than Monday, Oct. 19, 1 days before the dale of the elec tion. The term of one park commis sloner, Don Hemmingson, wil also be filled in November. Othe members of tne park board ar Francis Bunting and Elmer Lang mack. They serve for six years New Staggered Terms Half pf the councilmen elected Nov. 3 will be named to two year terms, the other half will serve the new four year terms. The two year and four year terms will be clearly designated on ballots Used by voters in the four wards. The staggered terms, approved by a 66-33 vole Saturday, will assure at least three veteran council members after each two year election. The decision-of Richardson and Dreesman to forego further duties on the council will remove two of the older members (in' tenure) frc-m office. Two and four years terms of eouneilmen are set by state law, not' by local officials. 2,700 Chickens Roam Sexton Area After Truck Overturns A Britt truck driver, Henry C. Haaf, 29, luck ily escaped possible death or serious injury wheif the truckload of chickens, shown ubove, rolled in to u dilch a mile east of Sexton at the "S" curvtt on highway 18 at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mosl of Hie ch'ickens survived, also. They roosted on the wreckage und were attempting to ctit-nup shortly after the w roclj. The semi-trailer truck wus loaded with 2,700 live chickens at the lime.of the crash. The vehicle, headed west at Ihe lime nl »n esimated 35 miles per hour, failed lo make the curve, rolled .west into the dilch and was pracl.icully lolully demolished. 11 slammed inlo a telephone pole and wires dangled on Ihe highway for some lime before repairmen tir rived. The truck and chickens were owned by the Ca mpOoll Soup Co. and were headed from Garner to Worlhinglon, Minn,, when Ihe mishap occurred. Haaf escaped without *i scratch. Patrolman Charlel Bird investigated. (UDM FlnKhfolo-Engrnving).' Fined $300 In Court Here ForO.M.VX An Algona man, Edward A. Dietrich, paid $300 and costs after entering, : a guilty plea to a charge of O.M.V.I, in district court here during the weekend. He was arrested Sept. 3 and bound over. Two' 'divorce actions were filed. George E. Bell, Wesl Bend, is plaintiff and Letha B. Bell, Al I gona, defendant in one suit and J Joseph Rapp, Jr. is plaintiff and Anna B.'Rapp, defendant, in the other,... i ...... Katie Greiner Dies In Calif.; Services Here Word was received here Wednesday ot the death of Mrs Katie Greiner, 83, well known longtime former resident, at Coronado, Calif, where she had lived for the past 2'X> years. Mrs Greiner had been in good health but suffered a blood clot Tuesday. She underwent surgery at a Coronado hospital from which she failed to recover. She died at 2 a.m. Wednesday. Funeral services are tentatively set for 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Cecelia's Calholic church here wMh Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery with Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs Greiner was born Katie Arndorfer, May 25, 1876, at Beaver Dam, Wise., the daughter of Frank and Anna Arndorfer. She came to Iowa with her parents when she was 8 years old and on Feb. 4, 1D07 was married to Peter J, Greiner in the St. Benedict Caiholic church with Father Do- bersteiiT of West Bend Grotto fame, officiating. Mr Greiner was an implement dealer here for many years. He preceded his wife in death on Feb. 20, 1940. Mrs Greiner was a charier member of the Catholic Daughters of America here. Surviving children are Mrs Carl (Alma) Pearson, cleric of the district court here; a son, Stanley, and daughter, Irma, with whom she lived, in California; Mrs Sieve (Norine) Murchland, Coronado, Mrs Evan (Norma) Finnell, Brainerd, Minn., Oleva Malheis, Indio, Calif, and a son, Frank Malheis, Coronado. There are five grandchildren. Two Swea Boys Fracture. Arms In Mishaps Swea & Eagle — Two youngsters from this vicinity, Larry, 6, son of Mr and Mrs Lawrence Hansen, and Danny, 7, son of Mr and' Mrs Kennelh' Isaacson, suffered arm fractures in separate mishaps during the weekend. Larry fractured the large bone in his forearm when he leaped from a swing on the playground at the Swea City school Friday. His arm was placed in a cast by an Armstrong doctor. Donny became the third member • of his immediate family to suffer a fracture this year when he broke both bones in his right wrist in a fall from a ladder at the Isaacson home Sunday evening. He was taken to Es- iherville and the arm placed in" a cast for at least seven weeks. Earlier" this summer, Danny's brother, Jimmie, 5, fractured a collarbone while the two wrestled at home... Mr Isaacson fractured a leg in an auto mishap in May. ; "* I-**"*"*! Fo«r ypung persons from this area, all students at Des Moines, were injured and an 87-year old Ogden man, Nick Adams, was killed when autos , driven by Adams and Marcia Anderson, 18, Algona, collided a mile south of Ogden on highway J69 at 5 p.m. Friday. The Anderson auto is shown in the above photo. . Injured were: Marcia Anderspn, daughter of Mr and Mrs Everett Anderspn, punctured lung, facial and knee lacerations and fractured ribs; Kathryn, Thiel, 20, Armstrong, fractured vertabrae; Trudy Bess, 19, Wesley, slight concession, cuts and bruises;' and Wayne "Rebel" Johnson, 18, Algona, son of Mr and Mrs Wayne Johnson, slight lacerations. Miss Anderson remains in a Boone hospital in improved condition; Miss Th,iel has been transferred to Methodist hospital at Des Moines and is improved; Miss Bess expected to be released from the hospital this week; and Jphnson was treated at Boone and .released. Miss Anderson will probably be released this weekend, The Adams vehicle was headed south and the Anderson auto north at the time of the crash. Adams reportedly was attempting a left turn and crossed into the northbound lane of <traff jc and was struck despite an attempt by Miss Anderson to miss the other auto. Adams died at 8 p.m. in Boone hospital. The three girl? are student nurses at Iowa Methodist hospital, PCS Mo)nes, man at Drake University. The two Algona students were on their w^ 'festivities the same evening. (Cut courtesy The Bopne John§9ri is a fresh' to Algona for JJqmecominf Pastor For Bancroft Church Rev. A. W. Nelson, for the past 6VS: years pastor of the First Baptist church of Tyler, Minn, will preach his first sermon as new pastor of the First Baptist church at Bancroft Sunday, Oct. 4, at the 11 a.m. service, Mr Nelson is a graduate of Northwestern Bible School, Minneapolis, and Northwestern Seminary, prjor to going to the Minnesota church, Rey, Nelson was in Iowa pastorates, While at Tyler he was active in the phiirch cajnping program and, youth camp project. Fire Put Out By Bystanders The engine of a truck carrying 750 gallons of gasoline caught fire Tuesday morning, but the blaze was extinguished before it could do major damage. The truck, a Mobilgas truck owned by the Reding Bros, of St. Joe, was passing the highway commission sheds on South Phillips street when Red Christensen noticed flames rolling out from underneath the vehicle. He gave chase to inform the driver of the situation and as the truck passed Sohultz Bros, garage, they too followed it, bringing with them a foam type fire extinguisher. ' The truck was stopjpeqVin front of Eastlawn Memorial Gardens and the blaze e?i;tin|uj,she4. The Algona fire department was call* ed but the flames were out by the time they arrived. New Model Automobiles Out This Week Three Algona automobile dealers will unveil six brand new 1900 aulos this weekend. Chevrolet will introduce the Corvair as well as its regular line of 1960 models; Oldsinobile brings out its regular line, wilh emphasis on economy; Pontiac will introduce its new Ventura series along with Ihe regular models; and Cadillac will unveil its 1960 line. Ernie Williams Pontiac-Cadillac and Dau's Garage lake the wraps off Ponliac, Cadillac, Oldsmobile and Rambler today (Thursday) at their respective showrooms. Other cars to be unveiled soon include Buick, Schultz Bros., Oct. 8; Chrysler, J & L Motors, Oct. 8; the Ford Falcon, Kent Motor Co., Oct. 9; Plymouth series, J & L Motors, Oct. 9; Dodge and the new Dart, Percival Motors, Oct. 9; Mercury & Edsel, Taylor Mercury; Oct. 15; the DeSoto line at J & L Motors on Oct. 16. Algona Man Is Bound Over On Bad Cheeks Leland Brown, Algona, 'wai bound over to district court on a false check charge Wednesday. Preliminary hearing w^s held' in Justice C. H Ostwinkle's court Bond was- sei at $f,000 an'd not furnished. •-Brown is in the county jail. -.'..•" , According to the information, Brown is • charged with .writing a $5 false check to Chrome cafe. Other checks listed were, for $5 to Wallburg Texaco, Western Auto .and Superior Oil' Cq. here. Larry J. Kubly, Jl,uVerrie, paid $5 for allowing an uriiuthorizeci person to ,' a car; 'Carol M. Rusher, • LuVernfe' v paid ' $5 for having no operator's license; Martin J. Kern, Algona, $50, intoxication on the highway; Beryl E. Priebe, Algona, $9,,truck: overload; William J. Lanie'r, Fen- Ion, $10, slopping a vehicle on a traveled portion of the highway; Robert E, fiarslou, Swea City, $10, night speeding; Freida.SiemSf Fenlon, improper passing, $15; Karen Nelson, LuVern'e, passing a school bus, $10; Roy Johnson,. Buffalo Center, nigh't speeding, r $30. ,,. ,.- ' :::/ James Rhone, Fargo, N. 'D., rip registration, $15; Keith Pollen^ Elmore, no registration, $15 and axlo overload, $15; Maynard Simmons, Grand Meadow, Minn, improper registration, $15; Bill Kilts, Early, axle overload, $18,20 and overload on registration, $15; Raymond Reisch, Stuart, overload on registration, $45.40 and axle overload, $11.50, boun^ over to district court on the axle overload case, • Alvin J. Hardcppf, Jr., Lu- Verne, axle overload, $8.80; Cliff Pannkuk, Burt, r stop sign, $10, not having vehicle under control, $30; Robert D. Anderson, Swea City, faulty equipment, $10; lone Fritz, Manson, no driver's license, $5; Gerald D. McCullough, Livermore, noisy muffler, $5; John H, Gorman, Poynette, Wis., stop sign, $5. Costs were additional to air fines', * Farm Bureau Trip Planned Any man or woman in Kossuth cqunty is eligible 'to go on a Farm Bureau sponsored, 3-day vacation trip to Chicago early in December. Reservations, on first sesfve^- b. , be made at %th> Farm Bureau fjce here. Cs,st is first come, are, tp , , fpr biis transportation/ Deluding sightseeing in Chicago, T ' ' Former Area Resident, Dies Word has been received of the death of a former I ton and Algona resident, G,eor W. Bell, where services-., Kirksville. M,y,

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