The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 15, 1959 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 15, 1959
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'*">.- >. .*$ •'.'' 4,5 • t • * f waiter National Newspaper Week is here again. (Oct. 15*21) > and perhaps a few comments would be m order. • The foundation of our democratic system of goverment rests free ana While; it sometin^ejk.bHngs .objections, the*ight tdJnquire into every branch of '-government operations is'th%.<mly "procedure enabling the<ttfcfe!'- public to know, just- 'wjjftit is; happening •Within, these; \$dKJfipiejc " governmental umts'A */.>« • .''H^ .• ^ \ ? • >* ' V •»',''.;/•• v No rnatter'whai convictions a, newspaperman may take^r 116$ 881W?. fmi uS&f Jtat - IOWA ' THURSDAY, OCtO&Sft 15, 1959 3 SICTIONS - 22 PAGtS Plu* 20 Page Tabloid VOL. 96 - NO. 41 Wait 26 Hours For Sale To Start-But ir Paid Off him into a voting booth fiftVeiec- tion day,;, hu should, . r f tifcget his partisan fe'etlttgs when^he'V'writes a news story;- especially}.'when' it involvesjlfte6ple 'for,whom '. he votes-oFdtfes not vdtA-i'.-' -" ; V* ,*, >.*""' •* \ i ' ' He mult Ifeis ijjlerr -for/ propaganda, thatMs 1 bfteri/sHpped" '& him in the guise of ."n'efysf' ? ..The, line is Sometimes -haYd^to, define, but itThasTHecdme a r mafor 4 * project on "the >paH'j&f .m'a'ny organ- izatiorts to. intertwine the, 1 pro-, paganda with a'tiriy'spot 6f ; news' £p that it is both at the dame time, ?; * ' * •""V< ' " i ft • A newspaper's independence' is probably its most,important asset And a, newspaperman cannot believe that " fine and 'dandy" from the4n^office.people 'or that "everything has'-gone to pot" Irom, the -'otit-of-Qffice, people. With news,' it'^is ,a ''"case of "what 1 are', the „ facts?"" ,:Th'e answer to tHat makes-the* news— the' newspaper does n.oUm'ak.e" it. only i-ecords it.. ; '•'•-' ' l »•' ', , ' t * ^ . * rt '>.,.-. Newspapers maintain comparably large • payrolls, pay" heavy taxes, .lead'.-in a, publicity.sense and'occasional- ly" get .thanks, for-- it. The*, local *J &*-7 j HiWMJVM, J.WJ. * ll>* JU ll-Ci Aurv«ax community' newspaper , - is- * Hhe ;-Mr. and MrsJ-Earl, Westp_hal, a, and waiting. ( The v cou'ple, marked young _farm~'cduple who live 34 miles .southeast of Algona.v near Gilmore City, spent a vigil of 26% npurs in frbnt'-of an Algdna busi- nerfs firm, startirfg at 5:30 a.m. Tues., becauseIhey wanted to buy a-$229.95 walnut bedroom' suite for $9.97, And they'got it! • ' They were first in line when Bjustrom Furniture in Algona Opened its .doors, Wednesday morning, for, a big furniture" sale. The bedroom suite was one of the 9 a.m. items offered at the open-i ing. The Westphals are, pictured here. ; : ^ ' .. t -Mrs W.estphal opened the'vigil at 5:30 aVm. Tu'esday.' He#,husabnd arrived .'Tuesday evening, and '.hey • took turns,, reading,' talking Heart Alt E Fatal For W. A Foster $16,000 United Fund Funeral services for (Aftdy) Foster, 75, one oi Al best known citkcns," W& Tuesday at 2 .p.m. in First odist church here. t .Jtev,vr,H,?E. Whyte, Sioux City , f6rmer"'AIgOfia pastor, officiated In "the, absence of Rev, Coughenour, BurM. ' Riverview cemetery with, Culloiigh'isr Funera tf mbfn- ingulf St.-Ann hospital ,Whfei-" ' was admitted a few he rf nt as n, seven' years, made arrangement to have their children, ages fiv^ and three, cared "for during the bargain'vigil'. The'-Westphals farm 160 acres, •'Thdy said other early comer; Were very nice" ab6*Ut* not-push ing or trying to get in ahead o ^hem, as they took turns' going to ? their'car to rest. Koenig's, next door, brought them coffee and foils early Wednesday morning. ' rne tijustrorn sale drew,, abo.ut 100 persons for'the 9 a.m. opening ,on. Wednesday. It was advertised in. both Algona papers and supplemented oy -sale bill reprints distributed over a wide area at distant points- (UDM foto-engrav- ing). . viously 1 ' suffering fronV" attack. He had been in health previously. . William. Andrew Foster, born Feb. 18, 1884 at Arltnf the son of John Align Foster Jessie McAngh't Foster. His ucation was in the elem'ent schools of Arlington-and ort A ***,-* iQOfl he* Was married to F rn. Deming there, Mr,and Mrs' Foster uuiebr'aced their Golden, Weddmg anniversary last "July 16,,, d- fflhy Woman To Head *• i •' v u '- ' > . < ' \ County Ag Census Work It; ; -iri th6 /bounds ot its "obligations to 'rea'flers .i to print { the'new£. withou^ bias, fairly and honestly f9r all.' " ' • , ' " ' * * I * V? " '. !• This past-week a former'Kos- suth newspaperman, Stan Broth,- erton '' how ' qf the "Blue '• Earth' newspapers, was announced • as winner of $700'for second place in the weekly division^ of' the* Ted ; V. Rogers; Journalism. Awards: Stan formerly published' the; Whittemore -.Champion. Articles ; on highway iftip'rove- meht.!and use were 'the 1 'theme "of" the successful entry. 'Here is a picture of Stan. • • f " Down in Brazil the folks were evidently pretty mad at their candidates in a city election. They wrote in 88,000, votes for a rhinoceros in the city zoo as a member of the city council... the rhinoceros wound up with .44,000-more votes than his nearest human competitor,,. any resemblance in this story to the forthcoming city election is purely coincidental, we assure'you. . Appointment of, Mrs Doris Miller ,of 'Titonka as Kossuth county ;crew leader for the v 1959 Cerisus of Agriculture .was announced today.,, by, Acting Field, Director.' Percy R. Millard o"f' the Census Bureau's regional office, -'at-sKansas 'City. ' \"! *' * " Mrs' Miller wi}} direct' a force, of^cerisus takers ^tfrwi'll Canvass all farans in Kossuth' Gqun 5 ty. 'Before, assuming-? h^r^jadst,' she will go to''Fo):t Dodge, 'to receive .five days training by . a member of the Census Bureau's staff. Mrs Miller is a prominent Re- publicfan,county leader. Alter completing her training, Mrs Miller- will return to her district where she will spend sey- erMl weeks recruiting census ta'Jters, and;training them in pre- •^"-(ation for-the start of the field vass on Nov. 11, 1959. 'T^'"' $15 .Day And Mileage There will'be one crew leader andf from 10,- to 20 enumerators aSsighed;'for every 'county. Each enumerator will • have a • certain area "assigned. ' , * -The'-crew leaders will be held responsible for the work of the enumerators. They will work about-eight weeks on a full-time basis and they will be paid approximately $15.50 for an eight- hour day. 'Enumerators will be paid on a .piecework basis designed to yield about $.12 a'day. They will have to 'furnish their own 'car and for its use- 'they will'be allowed 7 centi per- 4 'mile. , The..United* States Government is taljiQg < 'a Census of Agriculture '.this ,y'ear in order, to obtain accurate, .'up - to - date information about..qur Nation's "agricultural resources'^ This Census .will be the'' 17th in our -history. - From 1840. to 1920, the. Agriculture Census was , taken-, 'every 10 years. Since'-,1920, it has been taken every. 5 years. •The-information, to,' be ; ,collected will give us an inventory of all farms in the United States. It will show the amount- of land used for crops and pasture, the quantity .of crops harvested, the number iof poultry arid livestock on fawns, and the kinds of equipment that. farmers have. Population Census 1960 in April next year. • This >will be a ten-year census. , ,, Approximately 10,000 crew leaders and 160,000 enumerators over'the country .required "to'take that census. ,A-crew ^ader. will be assigned nto'each county', as 1 is -being-, dorie> for the .agricultural J -cen3u^f''Th4r", e '^'W'iil''l bV~350 ^District^Offtcies' 'es^tablisni ed. throughout the 'country. Candidates* for enumerators' and county leaders should apply at the District office in February and ' March. Crew leaders/" will be required to pass a qualifying test administered by the. census bureau. The work will be from five .to eight weeks on a full-time basis and they will earn approximately $15.50 for an 8-hour day. The enumerators wjll be paid on a. piece-work basis that will yield about $12.50 per day. These jobs will "last from weeks. two to four Joseph Balk MAIL BAG; "In your 'article listing fellow passengers of Mr and Mrs Steve Murchland on Los Angeles to Omaha, flight, the person they met was Mrs Howard M«Chesney of Van Nuys, Gal. who came for a short visit with her mother, Mrs Amanda Fettit at fcone Rock." * * * Up at Blue Earth. Minn, the Red Owl store, member of a large grocery chain, has closed . . , sociologists at the State University of Iowa have suddenly awakened from their deep sleep, jmd announce that "the Univej- $ity identification w jth something which -wins is a compelling thing. We feel proud." - * * * - The/ census of population and ''-' housing '-' be.. taken beginning it enables a won4e*f ul flung; again. when a ft*** »* 20 ••Page With tjjte issue of *he Al* , comps a O^page Farm & Home tabloid, s^tion for October, Here 60 Years Funeral rites for Joseph Balk, 79, resident of the rural Algona area for the past 60 years, were held in St. Benedict Catholic church Wednesday at 10 a.m. with Father Francis Conway officiating.. Burial was at the St. Benedict cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home here had charge of the arrangements. Mr Balk' died Sunday evening at St. Ann hospital where he had been a patient for a short time, Born at St. (Lucas, Joseph Balk was the son or Mathew and Bernadene Otter Balk. He came to this area in 1899 and was married to Renetta Rake Sept, 10, 1907 at St. Benedict, where they farmed until his retirement.' Besides his wife, Mr Balk is survived by, two daughters, Elizabeth (Mrs Martin Seiler), Algona; and Lucille (Mrs Clarence Orthus), Florence, S. D.; a son, Richard Balk, Algona;, two brothers, Robert Balk, Prairie du Chien, Wise.; and, George Balk, Le 'Seuer, Minn.; two sisters, Margaret (Mrs Carl Stammeyer), St. Lucas; and Barbara (Mrs Theodore Mpeller), Festina; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.' ' He -was preceded in death by two children. Pallbearers were Anthony Hauptman, David Seiler, Duane Seiler, Howard Hanson, Paul Seiler and Richard Balk, Jr. W. A. Foster • Soon .after their, marriage, rFpsters'.-jnnQyed.*' to, Weijs^^C..^, *where"Mr Foster-"was" associ&fec in the furniture 1 and undertaking business with,his brother, r ,Arch. They moved to Algona in 1916 and established the Foster Furniture store here. Five years ago, Mr .Foster turned the business over to his son-in-law, Wes Bart- letfc, and -lived in active retirement. He was a member of the board of directors of .Home Federal Savings and Loan Association here. He was'a Mason, a Rotariah and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. . i He was a, lifelong Methodist and served in almost every layman's office of the church. Recently he had done appraisal ' work for church loans Surviving are his wife, a daughter, ,Mrs Wesley (Mary Elizabeth) Bartlett; a nephew, Dallas Foster. Fort Dodge, who grew up in their home; and> two brothers, Arch, Webster City, and Dr. John Foster, Long Beach, Calif. There are three grandchildren. Pallbearers were Charles Muckey, Tony at the services LaBarre, Lloyd Didriksen, John Runchey and Weber," William Fred Geigel. Honorary pallbearers were Howard Beardsley, Milton Norton, Herman Hauberg, Frank Sterling, Adrian Sterling, Charles Murtagh, Murray Mowers, Al Spongberg, Roy Christensen and Don Smith, Sr. has some interesting recipes, including me^us for church suppers, and some Ideas of stprgge losses «f 3T&UV some g«o4 j4f88;on;JiQ prevent it.. wJ.U inte'S?!. men, as wtH 'M* hunlers, ....... in UO?. to gona Upper Pes Molnjes, Algonan Guilty After Federal Court Trial An Algona man, Chester L. Webb, was fovind guilty, of carrying on the business of a retail Dealer in liquor without paying the.special tax in federal court at .F.ort,' Dodge . late Tuesday afternoqp. • , It tpok the r jury.-o_f JO men. ancl ' two "wonien two hours, to reach a verdict. Judge Henry.$.'.Graven has not set date for sentencing. Bitten By Dog; Rabies Check An Armstrong boy, Danny Laffey, 9> spn of Mr and Mrs Donald Laffey, was bitten by a dog while delivering newspapers Monday afternoon. Precautions are being taken in case the animal has rabies. The dog'is to be confined for 10 days. If it becomes sick, it will be disposed of and the head will'be sent to Iowa State University at Ames where necessary rabies tests will be completed. Should the tests prove the animal had rabies, the Laffey boy will take rabies shots. . Missing Burt Girls Found In San Diego Two. 15tyear-old girls .Jrojn the Burt area, missing sin«» Tuesday evening of last week, have written their parents that they are well, and in San Diegq, Cal. The .girls evidently went by train or bus to' the west coast, by way of Des Moines. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst had been called, intg the case after the girls were, Deported missing. They are both sophomores at B^yt high school; ffreir parents, form in the $urj area. • .parents of the girls wef<j contact with ttiefn a^ut'•'t future pl«as and return h<wn». Heart Ass'n Files Protest To Inclusion On the eve of the Algonft United Fund Uickoff drive to raise $16,000, a complaint was registered with the local United Fund committee from the Iowa Henri Association against use of the nuitie "illeaii" ns one of the organizations included in the drive. 'The local drive begins next Monday. The use of "Heart" as a cause was -labeled -a "disservice" to the people of Algona and a move that can:only lead to "misunderstanding and confusion, said a letter-to-Russell Buchanan, drive chairman here, from Dr. Dale E. .Dunn, . president of the..Northwestern Iowa Heart Council of the Iowa Heart Association. The letter said that any such move as to use "Heart" as one of thfe inclusions would have to be taken as'an unethical effort to for.cp.the Heart Association into the campaign. " To Hojd Own Drive The Heart. .Association indicated it would have its own area drive 'in February, and that it will not participate in any United Fifnd drives here, . The United Fund had announced that "Heart" was to be included as-a cause in the coming drive. .The United Fund had indicated that ah allocation of $750 had-been-made -to • "Heart Fund- research, education and service." •iDr.'.Dunn in his letter urged the. directors, of the United Fund to reconsider their announced intention to include "Heart" as- a cause in their campaign.. ,H« ^lso c eautfoned therrf atfain&lfrtbj use of registered and copyrighted terms, and symbols that belong to the' American Heart Association. "The ' action which you propose" Dr. Dunn wrote, "can only lead to misunderstanding and confusion; s No amount of public relations or, publicity could make clear to the contributors of Algona that money given, to the United Fund will not be used to support the Iowa Heart Association and the national body as represented by the American Heart Association. In the meantime, United Fund leaders here' had the following to say in reply to the Heart Association repudiation of any local tie-in with United Funds. United Fund Reply "The United Fund, of Algona was organized in order that the people of the community would be asked to contribute to only one drive a year, instead of ten different drives as in .the past. "We regret that the Iowa Heart Association does not sec fit to participate in the United Fund We know that the people of Algona want to support the cause for which this agency stands. Since the United 'Fund is only a reflection of the community's desire to give, we have, of course, included in our budget, funds for use in the fight against heart disease. We will offer the money raised to the Iowa Heart Association because they are the agency which has previously conducted campaigns <in Algona. If they do not choose to accept the money, the Board of Directors of the United Fund, working with the President of the Kossuth County Medical Society, will determine what ot!»er organization working in the field of heart research, education and services should receive the money. "The refusal of the Iowa Heart Association to participate in this campaign and their probable refusal to accept the funds offered to them is entirely their own decision." The letter to Buchanan added that the United Fund Campaign here could not use the term "Heart Fund" or the official Heart and Torch symbol of the American Heart Association, both of which are registered with United States Patent Office, and stated that the local Heart Association "trusts" that the United Fund directors "will immediate- Drive Opens Monday Garrigan King and Queen S^T-l Kay Loebig and Richard Schneider are shown as they wore crowned Queen and King of the first Homecoming at Garrigan Catholic high school. Placing the crowns are candidates Sharon • Schneider and Larry Heineii. Other candidates were Mary Ann Bradley, Betty Cink, Paul Elbert and Terry Johnson. ' Other Homecoming festivities included a giant pep rally Friday afternoon, a football game with St. Mary's of Marshalllown and a dance in the new gymnasium after the game. (Isaacson Photo— UDM Engraving). , . ,.. Leo J. Miller Dies; Rites Held Today Funeral services for Leo J. Miller, 77, will be held this morning (Thursd-ay) at 9:30 in St, Cecelia's Catholic church here. Msgr. P. P. Gearen will officiate and burial will be in Callvary cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers at the services will be Herman Bode, Dick Kain, Earl Sheppard, Les Huff, Charles Beringer and Robert Harris. Mr Miller died Monday afternoon at his home at 410 North Wooster street here. He had aeen ill since March of this year. He was born Mar. 19, 1882 at Dubuquc, the'son of Andrew and Magdalen Gier Miller. He came to Kossuth county in 1889 and farmed in the Plum Creek area. On April 26, 1911 he was married to Sarah Lillie in St. Cecelia's church here. Mr Miller retired in 1944 and moved to Algona, His wife preceded him in death, Nov 4, 1932. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs John (Melon) Flynn, "Ruth, at home, Mrs Carroll (Edna) Hutcbins, Moncello, Minn, and Mrs Al (Cecelia) Keenun, Min-. neapolis; and three sons, Andrew, Howai'd and Edward of Algona. There are two brothers, Frank, Scho'by, Monfana, and John, Minneapolis, and 29 grandchildren. Elevators At Gorwith^Httiina- Sold To Group Purchase of two grain elevators in the urea was announced last week. .The two Davis elevators, at OorwHh and Hanna, have been purchased by a group of farmers of that area. Only final approval from the state and federal government remained for the newly-formed cooperative. Named to a board of directors for the new organization were C. IB. Meyers, president; John Puffer, secretary-treasurer; and Harold Neilson, Arthur Living- stony John Hobscheidt, Chris Schulfc and Lee Williams as directors;;., : Licenses To Wed Clerk of district court Alma Pearson issued marriage licenses Oct. 9 — John Gales, Bode, and Dolores Manser, Algona. Oct. 10 — William S. Duffy, Algona, and Joan Hilbert, Wesley; and Larry L. Stoecker and Marleen Loobach, both Fort Dodge. ' . ' Oct. 13 — Charles Bjustrom, Whiltemore, and Marilyn Haupert, Burt. Oct. 14 — Fred Erickson, Algona, and Susan Brcese, Bancroft. ly" reconsider its proposed plan to include "Heart" as-a cause in the coming United Campaign, Girl Fractures Leg , Swea City — Susan Boland, J4 year old daughter of the Wm. Uplands, had the misfortune pf |a,Hing and breaking her leg Frj- gsy evening. Susan, was rmmtne ancj; stepped in a hole, falling m breaking the large bone of leg just below tHe kne.e, CT D^ t<? »>e doctor, the break '* <?)«*}» we fettt will have to in « cs^t 04 Man Bound Over After (XM.V.I. Hearing Here A Rock Rapids man, Mack R. Nicoson, was bound over to district court fallowing a preliminary hearing on a charge of O.M.V.I, in Justice C. H. Ost- winkle's court this week. Bond was set at $359 and was furnished. Patrolman Bill Tordoff arrested Nicoson a mile north of St. Joe on highway 169 and filed the charge. In other cases heard by Ost- winkle, Herbert M. Harms and Harold G. Harms, Titonka, each paid $25 for reckless, driving; Gary D. Pollock, Fairmont, $36, overwid'th truck; Donald L. Layman, Bancroft, $15, no control of vehicle; Marvin J. Oder, Sao City, $15, overload on registration; Charles H. Newel, Fenton, $10, improper passing; Kent R, Seejy, Algona, $10,- passing a. school bus; and Waldewpar A- Twwan, 'Minn., $5, over* vehicle! and $5, faulty Cwrt costs were also assessed in each case. Pot Luck Supper _The Plum Creek Boys 4-H club met at Center school Oct. 7 and ield a family pot luck supper, [iary Priebe gave a talk and movies were shown by Eugene Drager. Takes Own Life Wednesday An Algona woman, Mrs William Sengbusch, 64, was found dead of self-inflicted gunshot,wounds in the Sengbusch. home at . 622 West . Nebraska street at 12:30 pun. Wednesday. ' According to Dr. H. F. Snyder, Swea City, county coroner, Mrs Sengbusch, took her own life with a .22 calibre German pistol. The coroner and Sheriff Ralph",' Lindhorst investigated. Mrs Sengbusch was apparently despondent over 'her health. She had been an invalid, and in ill health for more than 10 years. .'* Funeral' arrangements are in charge ..of McCullough's Funeral Chapel here and were incomplete at press time." She is "survived by her . husband, Algona, and three children, none in this immediate area. Top Keglers ^ Darrel D.ayis and /Phil Egel shared bowling honors "at Hawkeye Lanes this - week. _ David had top series, 606,' while Egel tossed the top line, 216. > Davis had lines of 214 <%KT-,205 v and Egel also had a 204. ! 'Other"men over 200 included Larry Frieberg 205; Frank Mittlieder 200 and Aft Ashton 205. Give '400 To Eye Fund Algona Lions ,Club president J. F. Milder,. |as $400 check to Myrl E. Stahl; Korthwaod,ll^Wfi Sight Conservation Foundation, The money, raised !w the local Sight, Conservation Feundayon in wjiieh, filub> the following -apt jvi " and .eye disease resea leading the btod « school at Vmt<?n; rehafUi^tioa equipment, such «? " talking *

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