The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 30, 1961 · Page 1
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Garrigan High New Member Of Education Unit the annual meeting of the r i Cen i ra l, Association of Colleges and High Schools held in Chicago, March 21*29. Garri«?/»- H , gh Scho °.l °' Algona Was officially granted membership iri the organization. Two'things are worthy of note the admission of Garrigan wi « edu cational association, First, Garrigan is only in Its second .year of existence and already its educational program is Regarded worthy of admission to the N.C.A. Second, during th'is past summer a neW criteria or standards of admission were established -for schools seeking admission. It was under these new criteria that. Garrigan High ml? to s ' ee k admission. The N.C.A. is an association of colleges and high schools whose membership extends' over a 19 state area. • > Among the primary purposes of the, N.C.A. are promotion and development of a better educational program in :its member schools through experiment, research, and the establishment 1 of high standards for better education; establishment of a closer . relationship between member high schools and colleges in all , phases of their educational program. v :•<" : .The admission of a school to membership in the N.C.A. ^is quite an involved procedure and requires a considerable amount of work on the part of the school's administration and faculty. The philosophy of education, the aims, and the objectives of the school must be set forth in written form. Each department of the school must undergo 'a thorough" self-evaluation" of its courses of -studies, its faculty qualifications, its school's facilities, its educational aims, methods, and objectives. ' : The people 1 of the community, the faculty and the student body can, Well, be pfcoud; of this achievement. ( •.'.-.. i . Dept. of History and Deo Moinee 19, Iowa ESTABLISHED 1863 Intend u Mcggd eiu« nutter tt the poWottict tt lew*, NOT. It 1981 uBd«r Act of COB«T*M of March S. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1961 2 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES VOL. 98 - NO. 13 Bureau Fights Use Tax Plan and Ends By Russ Wa}ler few at least, the SI. Petersburg-Tampa area of Florida'^ west 'Coast is the baseball capital of 'the world . . . and if 6116 teamS Pky yOU <* n View 10 ° f them nfrop Of Titonka Is , . Thus far we have taken in two games . . . John Kain and the writer watched the St. Louis Cards make mince meat of ithe Reds, 14 to 5, and then witnessed an 11-inning battle between, the Los Angeles Dodgers (who (train in Florida) an'd the Milwaukee" Braves The Dodgers won, 15 to 14, in a contest of 37 hits, including four home runs, two by Roseboro of 'the Dodgers late in. the'contest . . . you'll see some new names in the lineups this season on the teams .... one interesting angle, most of the Grapefruit League crowds are on. (the elderly side, and it as not unusual to find some .bald- heiadeti fellow with his arm around a gray-haired 'woman, watching the game '. . ..there are numerous widows 'and widowers in the area, they tell us ... tomorrow it is the Yankees against the Braves, and the following day the Yanks again against the Cardinals ' • •• . . • * * • '* We aze staying in a motel 6n Treasure Island, the "Jolly Roger". across from ithe beach road ; . '. . it has a swimming pool of its own, right at our door, and if you have a yacht or a rowboat you' can sail or row or glide in to a canal landing . . . the Camerons who run it are, of course, from the north . . . fancy packages 'do not always mean, the highest cost— we take our breakfasts at The Thun- derbirdv at iless cost than some of the greasy spoon's enroute' along tne highways. ......... ••• . Doe Thissen, who now makes his >ome with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Al Soppes in 'St. Petersburg (she is the former Eleanor Thissen), has guided us to two'games. He's brown as a berry, and Doc admits he even wears shorts once in awhile. Mr and Mrs. Virg Smith, who spent pant'of the winter at Redington Beach near-here, have left for "back home" and if our .weather re- writs are correct, must have run into more snow and some sleet ;he Parade of States is the week's big show ... a special tour of >asebaill fans from Cincinnati, down to see their team has enlivened he area". . , Rudy Tietz, foj-nier Aigdria and Lone Rock, resident s ,. a . Tampa policeman but heye. had tie, occasion to meet him, or any e ° a '' Titonka — Fuheral- services were held Monday afternoon at Jhe Ranisej; Reformed church-for George (Jirtl) r Kippentrop. Jr., 42, Who died 'Thursday afternoon while attending • his .wife's parents golden wedding anniversary. Rev. William Kro'on was in charge of the services and Blake Funeral Home was in charge 'of arrangements. George Rippentrop Jr. was born Aug. 23; 1918 to Mr and Mrs George Rippentrop' at Titonka. H6 received his education ana grew to manhood at Titonka. He was married to Dorothy Gruis and to this union were born four children, Judy, Gary, Dennis and Bruce all at home. He and his family lived bri a farm north of Titonka. He died suddenly of a heart attack. He is survived by his wife, four children, father, and seven brothers and sisters, John S. Rippentrop, of Buffalo Center, Ray of Titonka, Jennie (Mrs Albert Sleper) Lakota, Edgar, of St. Paul, Irene ( Mrs Alvin Gray) Wisconsin, lola (Mrs Venion Gray), Corwith, and Irvin of California. Preceding him in death were his mother and a brother who died in infancy. Pallbearers were Dick Har- usiness iseems to be. the most the ' The. local newspapers cwfry•'onl/lhercpnjlng game* of their own Loren Hansen, Darwin' Bowers and Rollo Moore. Seneca School Will Close At End Of Year The Sentral school board 1 held a sipecial meeting Monday night with a representative from the State Department of Public instruction. A resolution was passed to close the Seneca grade school, effective this fall. The action came as tfoe result of recpm- mendations made by the State Department and a resolution by the Kossuth county board of education. A! series of special meetings will be held on the school closing plans. The classes will be divided between the Lone Rock and Feniton elementary schools. Kindergarten will be heUid halfrdays with one teacher alternating between, the Fenton and Lone Rock schools. The kindergarten teacher will be Miss Florence Yager of Lone Rock. Revision of bus schedules will be made after ithe area has been mappfi4 out. Contracts home team, but bycallin£,|thj$^|s$lsk of the St. Pete Times we are able to .find ; puV^hpFplayirigW«b at other nearby points — home tpwn loyalty, we presume . .... ithe slowest drivers in the world are on Iowa .highways* sightseeing evidently ... if you want something .different, you .can order hog jowls and black-eyed peas in Alabama . . . the mackeral are running in Florida . . .don't rely OnjcasUaTrbad or street information oh "how to get there". Just get and study a road map or city map of your own . . . only through •Streets are those with stop and go lights, otherwise you end up against a dead-end canal or causeway . . . the. Sunshine Skyway bridge over Tampa Bay costs a dollar to cross, and worth it ... lots of fishermen but you don't see them catching anything. , • • • * * '.'> •• One hotel advertises "your room free every day it rains.", Both Budwerser arid Schlitz have built new breweries.in Tampa ... the Cubans working in the Tampa factories are about to be unemployed, no tobacco coming in -from, Cuba for the cigars—and half of them are for Castro, anyway . . . one colored major league player was just fined'$200 for carrying, a concealed weapon (gun)—he got off lucky, he could have been igiven'LIFE . , . there are two universities in the area, Tampa U. and U. of So. Fla. and Presbyterian of the South has acquired, land for a whole'iiew layout ... if all the dog tracks were laid end to end, it wouldn't make a bit of difference to Us! But there's some awful good seafood up at John's pass—you name it, they, have it." The flew York Yankees both won and lost in two garrtes we saw them play. They edged the Milwaukee Braves at Bradenton. 14 to 11, in a contest that started out as a pitching duel between Whitey Ford aind Warren Spahn, but wound up as a slugging contest, Mickey Mantle banged put two home runs . . . then we followed 1 the Yanks to Lang Field in St. Petersburg where the Baltimore Orioles won their third game from the Yanks, 4 to 3. This was the best game of those we have seen, Manltle again cracked a homer, but between Brown and Wilhelm the mighty Bombers were held in check . . . the Yanks are moving their spring training camp from St. Pete to Ft. Lauderdale next year, and well they might—they haven't won a game yet in their home park,«whieh they share with the Cardinals. » * * Marilyn Monroe rojled in yesterday and is staying in a plush spot at Redington Beach, just up the lipe a few miles from our Treasure Island^ abode , , . Joe DiMaggio just happens :to be staying at the sa.me place . . . made a trip to Sarasota, Fla. before the Braves- Yanks game and found. Dick Carr, former manager of North Central Public Service in Algonia, was out of town and to be back the next day, so missed him ... he is with Southern Gas in Sarasota . . . Ringling's Circiis now has winter quarters at Venice aind leaves the last of the month to open in New York .• . . the circus is now-traveling by train again . . . smaller circus units now find that the spacious parking areas of shopping centers make ideal spots for a show grounds. * * * Th? Yunks have four Jop.fjight catchers, Berra. Howard and Blanchard plus a new colored boy, Gonder, who reminds us of Campanejla . . , yesterday the Air Force precision flying team, The Thunderbirds, put on a half hour show over Tampa Bay in supersonic jets . . . today is the annual Sunshine Festival Parade, Chas. Murtagh, Local Banker, 1$ Retiring It. was announced this Week that Dale, Auld has been naiHed president of the Security 1 . State Bank, here, succeeding Charles Murtagh, who is retiring'after'62 years,as a banker. , Other officers of the', 1 bank, which was founded, with Mr Murtagh as president, 25 years ago, are Cliff Lewellyn and H. K. Long, 1 vice president,"' Fred Diekmann, cashier, and-Bill Nugent, assistant, cashier. . r.. I Mr. Murtagh'was feted by bapk officers,, past an'd present 'directors and employees 'tut' a' dinrier at the Algona -Hotel last' evening Wednesday). It was giveri, as ! a ribute to one of Algona's lead- ng citizens and finest meft. , Mr. Murtagh began hJs'bank- ng career "as a janitor ; at-tne Bu'rit Rational .Bank. He later Was em- Dloyed at banks at Feritonj Ring- ted, where he was manaiger at he age of'18, and Algona* He also erved 'as'stat'e comptroller from 933-39 and has been ah active member of many-social and-political groups down through the years. He served 20 years'as Democratic .county chairman, was a member of the state Democratic Central Committee for many yearsf treasurer, member-.of the board of trustees, Elder and Elder Emeritus of ithe local Presbyterian church. When asked what he plans to do in retirement, Charlie explains he is .going to spend a lot of time fishing and visiting his five children, 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren around the United Staites. While he will still be ; around 4o^^^:lo^';^-awarm^sjj«ilefe greeting wjll~be'missed by^lrrt ally th'ous-ands of persons when they visit the Security State Bank after April 1. were offered all teachers with yearly increases of $150 to JJQO, with a lew exceptions. Teftphers have Witil April 3 to return the contacts. of States the St. Paul Winter Carnival Queen is down here as a guest for this event . . . contacted w old, frjend from service days in Tampa 5 now a lawyer there, and to meeit him today . , . John $ain Ho/Wing up well despite a variety of sea food dinners . . . visit- eel the faniiOtis Busch Gardens at edge of Tampa, trained parrot shows arid beautiful cascading ly&ter'over and among multi- varieties of l foliage, plus free samples . . . about tp take off for Lakeland John has a sister, Mrs. Mildred Stellhorn . . . John's mother called her about the day we started to tell her we were coming to FJoridjBi am? now a week or so later John surmises she might be wondering where w^ are, and no wonder . . . they play baseball at ' On« thing about St. Petersburg, you aren't blinded fey corner street §ifns . . . they comer little posts set into the ground on one wine, js to find it arid reed the djjsqolofed letterfeg fw' printed ir> a vertical position . . , however anytime four-way stop light you can be sure tn e intersecting streets streets . , . otherwise look out for the bays and bayouj ' Mrs. Smith, 95, Ex-Algona lady, Dies, Ft. Dodge Funeral services for Mrs Laura M. Smith, 95, former Algona resident, were held Tuesday in the Methodist church at Renwick with Rev. Max Goldman, Titon<a, and R6v. Beaty McDonald, Senwick officiating. Burial was in the Vernori cemetery at Renwick. Mrs Smith died Sunday at Friendship Haven at Fort Dodge \vhere she had been a resident since 1951. Previous to that time she had lived for several years at the Mrs W. K. Ferguson home here. 1 She was born Oct. 9, 1865 at Eagleville, Ohio to Mr and Mrs Walter Weber. She was marriea to Robert R, Smith, Nov. 5, 1891 following which she joined her husband in the operation and ownership of the Renwick State .Bank. After his death in 1914, Mrs Smith continued to operate the bank. After 35 years in the business she retired but continued to make her home in Renwick for several years before coming here. Only survivor is a cousin, Mrs C. C. Miller of Crystal Lake, 111. $6,000 Fire At Lone Rock Kills Sows and Pigs Lorie Rock — Fire, believed to have started in a heater, Monday completely destroyed a hog barn containing four sows and 50 young pigs on the Everett Hanna farm southeast of Lone Rock. The barn 'also contained 300, bales of straw, 125 bushels of grain, lumber, tools and equip T menit. Several other sows with small pigs were saved. Hanna tried to put the fire out himself after it was discovered, then called the Lone Rock fire department, The firemen tried to save the building but the blaze was out of control by the time they arrived and the barn burned (o the ground. The 26 by 48 foot building was six years old. Clpse Good Friday Business places ., . The rampaging DesMomes River threw a scare into .many area residents during the weekend when it jumped out of.its banks and flooded many: acres of land in the county. The flood, while not reaching proportions ,ot others in many areas of Iowa, did result in untold damage. These pictures, snapped during the height of the Wood Monday afternoon; show three separate area L 1near Algona where the river made its'presence known in a big way. The photo above was taken from the road lead ing to-the old rendering works and shows water lapping at the under-structure of the large bridge that crosses the river on highway 169. At the time, J.iood waters covered a.11 the lowland in that area, practically surround'ad a house near the rendering works in which the Steve Wickliff family resides and flowed over nearly all of the farm owned by Mrs. Carl Humphrey northwest of the bridge. •_ • . , Mr.,land Mrs.. Wickliff amd their family. wej:e moved from their nome until the water started to subside; At Humphreys, water completely inunda ted 'Uie barn and machinery. • Water failed to reach across the intersection of highways 169 and 18 north of town, due to the fact the roadbed was raised several years ago when the highway wa.s rerucatecl. The overanxious river did, however, seriously threaten Van's Cafe and Wallburg's cabins. In the above photo, Van's drive-in offers out-of-season curb services to flood waters which reached rij-hl up ti> the .southeast corner of the building. The cafe was not flooded as it was raised at the time when the intersection was built up during recent years. will be closed from noon until 3 p.m. tornojrrow (Friday) so rnjiy Friday choice. at the church of theu 1 County Leader States Group's Idea On Matter Rural lowans do not dispute the need for more money for cities and towns for street purposes but they do object to losing $8 million a year for secondary roads. Glenn Gabrfelson, K o s s u t h county Farm Bureau president, said this week secondary roads are important not only to rural residents but to all businesses in the county and state that are allied with agriculture. If the recommendations of the Iowa Highway Study Committee on the distribution formula for road use tax funds are followed, secondary roads will lose about $8 million. The Public Administration Service.' an advisory group to the study committee, did not recommend a cut in secondary road funds. They suggested that the loss of road use tax funds for •secondary roads be obtained from additional property taxes and from the state general fund. "This is unfair and is not practical," Gabrielson emphasized. The maximum secondary road levy is 11.75 mills and the state average millage levied for roads in. rural areas is , approximately 11 mills. Meanwhile, the cities and towns are •— on an average- levying' 4.8 mills out of a maximum of 7 mills. Cities and towns — containing 70 per cent of. the population— contribute $18 million per year in property taxes and special assessments. "Rural residents— only 30 per 'cent of the"popula- iion—v are,^contributing $32 mil- liori •from properly taxes for secondary roads"/'' he stressed. In 64 Iowa counties, the proposed formula change will result in a loss for the . county residents. The loss in funds for these counties for secondary roads is considerably more — over $4 million — than the increase in funds to be received by cities and towns. "If the cities and towns need more road money, we are willing to support them, but not at the expense of secondary roads — vital to both rural and town residents and businesses," he added. Farm Bureau's position, aa ndopted last fall, is: "If the tem- jorary fifth and sixth cents of the gasoline tax are made permanent, we believe this revenue should become part of the regular road use tax fund. "Changes made in the distribution formula for the road lisa tax fund should not reduce the. amount of revenue now going to the secondary roads." The Highway Study Committee has recommended the following distribution formula: Primary roads — 50 per cent; secondary roads — 35 per cent; cities and towns —15 per cent. The present formula' calls for 42 per cent to primary roads, 15 per cent to farm-to-market roads, 35 per cent to secondary roadu ami SJ per cent to cities. However, the cities and towns are currently receiving two per cent "off the top" of the fund before the distribution formula becomes effective. There are other proposals for allocation of the road funds that would increase the money for cities and towns but would not cause severe losses for the secondary roads, he concluded. of wiater covered the highway when this photo was taken. It was windy Monday afternoon, an4 jplen'ty of whitecaps -were visible in the area. While the flood in this area was something to be reckoned with, it did not approach the heights reached severial times previously. Warm weather, followed by additional wet snow and rain sent the oujt of its banks. (UDM Newsfotos — Engravings) Memorial Rites For Ex-Algona Lady Thursday Memorial services for Mrs. Laura Chubb, 89, former well- known long time resident, will be held this afternoin (Thursday) at 2:30 in McCullough's Funeral Chapel, with committal in Riverview cemetery. Mrs. Chubb died Friday at Chevy Chase, Maryland where she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ernestine Quinn, for the pa^t 12 years. Funeral services were held there Sunday. Mrs. Chubb was born in Wisconsin and came to Algona with her parents in 1883. She was married to Collie Chubb in 1897. He was a prominent banker and was connected with the Algona. State Bank for many years. He pre- ceeded her in death in 1941. Only survivor is the daughter, Mrs. Bud Quinn, Chevy Chase, who came to Algona for the service.

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