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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 13, 1961
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x . ' Dept, of Hietory and Deo Homes 19, Iowa jttmne* 6STABLISHED tnt««d at second dftU matter at th* pottottWe at Aigdn*, MWi, No*. 1. 1B3S. under Act of Contrast of Mtreh S, 1K», ALOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1961 THREE SECTIONS^-18 PAGES PLUS 16 PAGE TABLOID VOL 98 - NO. 18 National Guard Revue To feature Queen from ihia Brea MSss Algona By Huss Waller Horace Greeley is credited with having said "Go west, young man; go west" to a young newspaper member who asked him how opportunities for a young man could be expahded Horace, himself, never followed,the advice,- but th'en maybe he was ndt A young I man-when he said it. At any rate, John Kain and your reporter spent three dfcys 'in the city of Horacfe Greeley, New York, including Easter Sunday. * * * W« spent a Saturday in or near downtown New York on Manhattan In lower Manhattan, the Wall Street "area, Saturday.-afternoon is on a par'with on Sunday; ithe business places. are closed and everyone has gone somewhere, else. 'But. further up* (town; 'ithe , Washington-''Square(Greenwich Village) area .had more life. Fortunately, with the laid of our escort, the writer's, brother and his wife, we wereHaken to .Governor's Island by ferry, location of Font Jay, on the.thresh- hold of lower Manhattan. It is from this island that the picture postcards.of the New York sky- line'are made, with thei Statue of Liberty to : the . .left. This old bastile was constructed at the start of the war of 1812, and is * y« Guard dueenf & That mystery will be. solved ihe evening of Tuesday, April 25, as part of the stage show program "National Guard Revue io be presented at the Algona high school auditorium SLf^FX Bl , lst Howilzer Battalion, 1941h Artillery, Iowa National Guard. Nomination of queen candidates will be completed <lhis evening (Thursday), and announced next week. Candidates must be between Ihe ages 6f 17 and 23, and not married. Contestants will appear at the Armory the afternoon Of April 25, but the final winner will not be announced until that evening from the stage. The Algona winner will go to ihe national contest, to be held at Sioux City in May, with all expenses pSid. The national winner will receive an all-expense paid Week in Las Vegas, and a screen test. The contest is based on beauty alone, and is not a talent contest. But in addition to ihe beauty queen contest, a full-length Stage show will be offered. Many of ihe acts have been on TV, including the Ed Sullivan and Jack Paar shows. Tickets for ihe evening's entertainment are on sale by all local members of the National Guard, or may be purchased at ihe door, April 25. Admission is 90 cents for adults, and 50 cents for children under 12 years of age. Farm Program Acreages Compiled ^y^ • i ... ^i^ m Mail Notices now partially used as an army prison. •"-.-'•'. :, * * * Up Fifth Avenue, where on ihe morrow the famous Easter Parade was ito take place v. •; -the- length of Central Park land a criss-cross of Harlem and. supper at the Cafe; Des Artistes, lYWest 67th St., where the wall'murals were painted - by % Howard Chandler Christy, now deceased, a onetime leading cover 'illustrator for Such magazines <as Cosmopolitan and Red Book. French .onion soup and prime ribs, as only this place can prepare ( it ... npt a tourist spoil . . ' -.- jiiot! even, an tjumdnated sign outside 1 " "tHe ; 'building . know wher<j you're going of you'd • --just f pm -fcw^rr^mt&iVK* quite by chance during WW 2. ... ';«-. •!•.'•• V. ,*! ' • ' •• ' A day outside of New York, up along th'e Hudson river's east bank's through (the Sleepy Hollow community of Washington Irving, past Sing Sing prison, to West Point on Easter Sunday.... Over the Jersey Turnpike. Io (the Pennsylvania Turnpike, then exiting for "Gettysburg for a half day and a night at that historic spot where 162,000 (troops fought in 1863 over 16,000 acres of land, and where the back of Confederate Strength was' broken, not by Yankee genius, but good luck, strong defensive positions, and the old southern concept of chivalry that sent 17,000 of the South's best troops into a deadly barrage of cannister in Pickett's charge . . . Pickett remained behind a convenient barn while half of his Ervin Barton Rites He Id At 1 * ; M , LuVerne Mon; :|j; LuVerne— Funeral serivcVs were held Monday at 2 p.m.''alt the LuVerne Methodist church for Ervin Bartonj 60. Rev. Worth'ie Usher, pastor of the church officU: ated. Burial was at the.LuVerne cemetery with the Blake funeral home in charge. , •; Mr. Barton died suddenly at his farm home near Liyenmore following a heart attack Friday afternoon.; He ds survived by his wife, two ions, Earl of Livermore and William of Fort Dodige,.and three daughters, Mrs, .Donald Kruse of LuVerne; Mrs.' Alice Wagner of West Bend and Vir-j ginia 'at home. • ! H ' Also surviving are four grand-: children,• itwo brothers, •- 'Alfred! Barton of Genesco, 111.; Ted Bar-j ton of Charitoin; and two sisters, Mrs. Geneva Hatfield of Oani-! bridge aind Mrs. Sylvia Halter,-! man of Des' Moines. Aii ' infant! daughter and'one brother' pf e ceded him in death. , Mr. Barton was born June 4 1900, 'at : LuV&rne, Ithe*"son 'of' ithi 'iajte Mr: and Mrs. William .Bar •tpit He was married .March: 1 ? 22 1923* at LuVermte .to Georgia JJeiBiersqn.. • Thejr., .have;* *»nad< their' home in the •LuVerne Livermore area since.,, ; «,;;•' '• Mr; Barton' served inithte Army during World War I and was an active member of the Americar Legion post, which conducted graveside rites. To Impersonate Movie Stars Bob Wilson Sells Algona Radio Station Interest Bob Wilson, who has been manager of radio* station KLGA in Algona for something over a year, has sold his interest in ithe station to his other partners and is now connected with a radio station in Ames. He left the fore pant of the week for Ames. Other owners of the staltion are •non-residents. They purchased it from Fred Epstein and associates of Davenport a little over a year ago. Roger Flaig is acting manager at the station for the present, and the owners have-a new .manager (three days of traffic swirls, plun- coming in a few weeks from Wis r ges into tunnels and swoops over r consin. long, thundering bridges, "Do you | (suppose (they all know where they're going?" , . . we did, at least, with the aid of a good map . , . incidentally, a map is a work of art if folks take enough time to get rto know them , , . mosl contain much more information troops were slaughtered 2389 monuments, over 50,000 dead after the three day battle . , . Ike's farm at one edge of the major battlefield. • ' -. • • e • John Kain's observation, after than simply the distances between areas, or cities n'early aill of the railroad stations in smaller hamlets of the east are for sale, sold, or rented and being used for roadside markets, root " beer stands, >etc. . . , a new super-mar ket being erected, circular in style, with a moving platform that carries the customer around the store, while he or she stamps each purchase made with a stamp issued on entering, the items then collected alt the exit via the stamped number and ready for the customer before he gets to the checkout spot. * • * Snow in the Alleghenies, and then the final day's drive from Maumee, Ohio, ito Algona in 15 hours . . . with a stop at the Joe Wilhelmi Motel at Rock Falls, II. Other highlights... John Kain called "Mr. Hjckenlooiper" in New York . . . the woman in Queens who remarked with a toss of her head that she "hadn't been in ManJuitltan for 16 years" — sort of like saying you'd never driven over 'to Emmetsburg from Algona for that long , . . more big league baseball players are wearing glasses than ever before . v • * * And anytime anyon* ilwtti to give a little ribbing about Iowa, we ha4 one Corn Crib, Corn Destroyed On LuVerne Farm LuVerne — A corn crib, 4500 bushels of ear corn and 1500 bushels of shelled corn were destroyed by fire on the Arthur Robb farm, six miles east of Lu- Verne late Tuesday morning. Only the 15QO bushels of shelled corn was insured. Defective wiring was blamed for the blaze, which was discovered by Mr Robb and his son, who were, working near the building at the time. Two fire trucks from LuVerne answered a call to the farm at 11 a.m. No other buildings were damaged. SentralBuys New School Bus Purchase of a new bus for the Sentral Community School District took place Monday eyening at a meeting of the Senlral school board. The bid of the Kossuth Jmple- mejvt Co, of Lone Rock, was the successful one, for a 48-passenger vehicle with a Carpenter body- The new, bus will replace the one YOU WAS THERE, when Max Cooper gives his act. "Satire-on the Stirs" in conjunction with the National Guard .Revue to be presented the evening of Tuesday, April 25, at the High School auditorium. . > . '' \ >, Cooper is one of the 'world's greatest impersonators, and his performance is a take-off on most well known Hollywood star$- This Week To County Farms Acreage notices to all Kossuth cpunty farmers will be in the mail by Friday, the county ASC office said yesterday, pertaining to participation, in the pending 1961 farm • program. • • ' • '•'••Area meetings have been held during the past week in the county,' and the final one was - last ni{*Htv Cuntis. Haahr','manager of thp Kossuth ASC, reported. These were information meetings only. . ' .The being mail- . ed io county farmers gives them their corn base, the pay- - meni. Rer'acre; ar>d., iheir .con-,. servation acreage base, if. they decide to participate in ihe 1961 program, he added. It is_not known definitely how soon, th'e sign-up for^togram participation will/start, bult Cample publicity" will'bjs' given dh'th'e. mat-' ter. The sign-up^, will take place at the county offiqe here, .and will- be bV6k"en"'down' ; so (that from 4 SUffers Cut Hand • Betty Riedel',' sixlth grade student ait Bryant school here and daughter of Mr: and Mrs. Lawrence Riedel, suffered a painful injury Monday shortly after school hours. Miss Riedel appar ently ran down a flight of steps, reached for a door at the bottom to leave the building and instead Jpuit her hand (through the glass in the door. Her thumb and one finger were cut. She was treated at a local doctor's office and missed the following day of school. Alfa Walker Of Swea Succumbs; Funeral Held Mrs Alta Mae Walker, 53, Swea City, died at 6:30 p.m. April 5 at he Holy Family hospital in Estherville after a lingering, illness. She had been a patient foi about a week. She was born March 8, 1908 at Swea City, the • daughter of IVTr and Mrs Henry Gettman. She was educated jn the Swea City ichools and was married to Carl Berggreri in 1925. He died in Warch 1946. She was married to he late Fred Walker of Swea City November 1948. He died in October 1956. She is survived by her mother, Ays Henty Gettman of Swea 2ity; one daughter, Mrs Chris Snglebarth of Elmore; four sons, Walter Berggren of Armstrong, 3dwin Berggren of Swea City, riarlin Berggren of Rockford and George Walker of Swea City. Ten irandchildren apd one sister, Mrs 5. B. Koons of Lakota, also sur- ive. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Methodist ihurch with Rev. W. A. Farmer ifficiating. Burial was the Harison cemetery. Small Blizzard Delays Field Work-Again! Area residents got another taste of late winter weather (much to their disfavor) Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Snow, originally predicted to reach six inches, moved in Tuesday and remained on the ground Wednesday. The amount of moisture resulting from the snow was slightly more than a half-inch. Besides causing ill will, the snow further delayed the possibility of field work by farmers in the area. The soil, full of moisture before the latest storm, immediately became soggy again — for about the third time so far this spring (the-calendar lies). Tuesday's little blizzard made driving rough at times, due to lack of visibility, but fortunately no mishaps were reported in the county, according to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst. Here are the official readings for the week as compiled by the KLGA weather station: April 6 _„—.... 40 April 7 „_• T _. 37 April 8 ... 41 April 9 42 April 10 1 49 .April 11 57 April 12 ... H L S/R 26 25 26 27 26 35 31 .tr — 31 .52 now driven by Jim Meyer of Fenton on the Lone Rock run, and will be delivered in the near future. Other makers before the, board concerned,"vacancies on Jh.e stiff for np^ yieajp a^4 shifting oj per" closing r of . . alter this set Dr. BrainerdOf LuVerne Named Deputy Examiner A new deputy medicaj examiner for Kossuth county was appointed Tuesday by the Rpssuth board of supervisors. He is Dr. Robert D. Brainerd of LuVerne. Other actions taken at the regular meeting included- approving three contracts.for tiling concrete. The contracts had been previously let to -the Concrete Corporation of Humbojdt, the Davidspn-Gsynpr company oi §i9U«<Oity and the pany of Waterloo. 16-Page Tabloid The 16-page Farm & Home tabloid- rotogravure section for April is included as a bonus with this issue of The Upper Des Moines. There is a good article on public relations for - agriculture, and other' articles of interest to all members of the family, to 6 townships a. day. are handled All farmers will be/given ample opportunity to sign up, even i: not on. the exact day their, townships are called, and.,, it appears likely-:that the .entire month b: I»Iay_\(rill be. available for signlnj aere, a deadline, bul ife'has "nw yeit'Beeit''seti-'and when it is will be publicized fully ' A'- general meeting was held last Thursday evening at Garrigan high, at which time a broad outline of the program was made by state and county ASC officers. The area meetings followed. In an adjacent column is a formula by which a county fanner can quite closely figure out just how the 1961 feed grain program would apply in his case. It should be noted that the gr&in base given is average, and may fluctuate some from farm to farm. REQUIREMENTS ON SOYBEAN PRICE SUPPORTS The USDA announces (that producers will be required to maintain their 1959-60 average acreage of conserving and idle land on the farm in 1961 to be eligible for 1961 price support on soybeans. The idea is to avoid increasing soybean acreage at the expense of acerage now .under conservation-practices. The national average support price for 1961 -crop soybeans will be $2.30 per bushel, or 45c more than for the 1960 crop. HOW PAYMENT TO BE MADE IN 1961 PROGRAM Payment under the 1961 feed grain program will be in negotiable certificates that may be redeemed in grain or in. cash equivalent, R. I. Anderson, Kossuth ASC chairman, said yesterday. If the producer wishes, he may receive half of the estimated total MR. FARMER! FIGURE YOUR OWN INCOME UNDER NEW FEED GRAIN PROGRAM This handy table, will give farmers the answers they want concerning the 1961' feed grain program. Fill in the blanks with the figures that appily to your farm! These figures are for average farm, and subject to , variation. Income If Farmer Participates In Program 1. Acres planted to corn or grain.'sorghums in 1959 2. Acres ptanted to corn or grain sorghums in 1960 _ 3. Total acres planted to both crops in 1959 and 1960 4. One-half of total on line 3 gives feed grain base .— 5. Twenty percent times feed grain base (line 4) gives number of acres that must be taken out of production 6. Subtract line 5 from line 4 for number of acres that can be planted to corn in 1961 •7. Multiply "G2',6 bXisttels (average Kossuth county pro, ductiori per acre) times figure on line 5 for number of bushels of corn you might have produced on : idle acres.:, •. ; . 8. Multiply figure on 'line' 7 by 56 cents (50 percent of support price of $1.12 in Kossuth county) for govern.- ment .payment-on idle acres. $ 9." Multiply 73.9 times figure on line 6 for bushels of corn produced onjland nqit takien out of production 10., Multiply.figure orj line 9 by $1.12 (government loan base) for total incbme from corn grown. $ 11. Add lines 8 and 10 for corn income. $ , If a farmer wishes, another 20 percent of the feed grain base (line >4) can.'be' tak'eri out of production for which the government .will pay the farmer 60 percent of the suppqrt price (or 68 Ms cents per bushel) for each bushel of corn whjch might have produced on (the extra 20 percent of the feed 1 'grain base taken out 1 of produdtion. On a iper acre basis, fanners will be ipaid $42.20 for each acre they must take but of production; in order to participate and $50.50 for each additional acre, up to 20 percent of the feed grain base,, which is voluntarily taken out of production. . Income If Farmer Does Not Participate In Program 1. Total number of acres 'planted ^to corn 2. Multiply lime 1 times anticipated average production "' "" •••••'• • '•''' ' '' '-' •'' . (bushels . produced) times 95 cents _.* ' per acre 3. Multiply'line ;,,.. /{estimated.,'value, ot^m; on.*tjpen.jnarkeltX fefi. from corn : """' ' ' 4. Compare line 3 with-line! 11 above for difference between being in (the new program and in not participating. Farmers who do not par ticipate in the program will not receive support prices on oats either but soybean growers, regardless of participation in program, wH qualify for support prices ($2.30) on 1961 soybeans. However the soybean production is not left "wide open" by any means. In order to qualify for bean Joans, a farmer will be required to maimtain his 1959-60 average acreage of conserving or idle land. A further consideration for the farmer who does not choose to participate, not taken into account in the calculation above is the cost of .production on the extra acres. Cost of production figure vary from farm to farm, but a $25 per acre figure for producing corn in this area is considered minimum. Thus if a farmer were taking 20 acres out of corn he might reailize a $500 saving in cost. LuVerne Votes Down $25,1 School Bonds A proposal for the purchase of land to add to the present site ot the LuVerne Community school district was defeated at the polls by LuVerne area voters last Friday. The vote on a $25,000 bond issue was: 221 opposed, 122 in favor, 8 spoiled ballots. Had the bond issue carried, the LuVerne school board planned to purchase land adjacent to the school to be used for additional grade school play-ground space. Polls were open from noon to 1 p.m. in the town hall at Lu- Verne. Rotarians'Elect Lyle Reidinger has been elected as president of the Algona Rotary Club to serve during the coming year. Other new officers are Fred Kent Jr., vice president; Gordon Schmidt, secretary; John ash, treasurer; and Bob> Diek- nan and Gene Murtagh, direc- prs. Reidinger will succeed John laudc. payment for his farm at the time he signs up to participate in the program. Silver Wedding Mr and Mrs John Beenken will hold open house at iheir home in Titonka in honor of iheir 25th wedding anniversary- April 15 from 2:30 io 4 and 7:30 to 10. They extend a cordial invitation to iheir friends and relatives to call. Scouts To Pick Up Goodwill Bags Saturday The final phase of the annual Boy Scout "Good Turn Day for the Handicapped" will take place Saturday, April 15, when the Scouts, under Scoutmasters J. W, Klesath, Joe Collier and Lyle Riedinger, will gather Good Turn bags from homes in Algona. They were left at local homes last week by Cub Scouts and the filled bags will be turned over to Goodwill Industries. Bags and any extra boxes of material should be placed on the front steps of homes by 8:30 a.m. Saturday. They will not collect papers and magazines at this time. Scout officials stated that clo thing for men, women and chil dren and various other householc items are in demand at the present time. Upper Des Moines Wins 2 Honors The Algona Upper Des Moines won two honors at the annual convention of the Iowa Press Ass'n in Des Moines last week. The paper placed in the Honorable Mention classification tor general excellence in class I, and took third place in the Best Advertising Idea contest, the bride and groom series from last spring prepared by Darlene Skogstrpm Kinsey and Don Smith of the Upper Des Moines staff. The Kossuth County Advance of Algona also won an Honorable Mention for general excellence, and Julian Chrischil- les received an honorable mention in the columnist contest. For the Upper Des Moines it was the 27th and 28ih award in recent years. Kuchenreufher Rites Tuesday AfTifonKa " Tiionka — Funeral service! were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Methodist church for Lynn Kuchenreuther, 71, who died at his home Saturday morning. Rev. Max Goldman officiated at the services with Blake Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Lynn O. Kuchenreuther was born Jan. 3, 1890 in Wisconsin to John and Ernestine • Kuchenreu- ther. Later he came to Titonka and was married to Eva Koestler June 20,^1918 and to this union were born 10 children. Nine survive; Mabel (Mrs Bernard Byers), Garner, Viola (Mrs Howard Watkins),, Cedar Falls, Elsie (Mrs Andrew Krominga), Titonka, Russell in the Navy, Kenneth of Battle Creek, Mich., Lorraine (Mrs Alfred Dahlen), Los Angeles, Calif., Alice (Mrs Lyle Fraser), Burt, Dean and Doris, both ; of.Tit<inka. , i, : ••.''•' Mr Kuchenreuther had been in failing;,h.ealth the 'past year.and retited' •from his 'recreation parlor a few years ago. His first years around Titonka were spent farming and for many years he worked as maintanence man for the county. He is survived by his wife, nine children, 25 grandchildren, one areat-grandchijd. 3 sisters, Mrs Dora Rakow, Titonka, Mrs John G. Rippentrop, Buffalo Center and Mrs Bertha Asher, Spencer, two brothers, John, Ames, and Harold, Algona. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard, in 1959, his parents, four sisters and a brother. Burial was in Buffalo Township cemetery. Pallbearers were Herman Franzen, Jerry Boekelman, Amos Krominga, Harry An- loine, Art Boyken and Donald Wubben. 3-Day Home Show To Begin Friday Entertainment, prizes and displays of the latest of everything for the home and surrounding area will be featured during the 1961 Algona Home Show this weekend, Friday through gundayi in the William Inghwn National Guard Armory at the fairground*, About 25 Algona businega firms »r« cooperating to present the jhflw, which will rank wife *hr bs»* m &t state thjf i^Mpn. A. ad by event, will be found elsewhere in today's Upper Des An appearance by Miss Iowa, Sally Neville of Davenport, arranged for by the Al- 99m JayCees, will highlight •Friday's »chedule of event*. Th» following day, the Jay •!9|«xs of Minneapolis, tops in mu»ical entertainment will b» featured and Sunday, ih« Rjmhm, qjub Orchestra, Aland RuiffU lode and the local tonal* ft*, wiir furnish the en- L - — Thsaw-wUi ti*» orgaa ramie by Bill Watkins all three days of the show. A worthwhile door prize will be given away each day, plus a grand prise Sunday afternoon. And the grand prise is a dandy — a $277 console hi-fi set. It will not be necessary to be present to win. ihe prizes. Doors at the armory will be open from 2 io 9 p.m. Friday and Saiurday and from 2 to S p.m, {Sunday, promising if? houts ?! enjoyment for th« thousands of persons expected io »tt»nd during the week end. Irvington Boy Injured When Auto Crashes Kirk Vitzthum, 5, son of M and Mrs George Vitzthum, Ir vington, suffered fractures of an arm and leg Wednesday, ,Apri 5, when an auto driven by Mi Vit/thum, 43, crashed two miles east of St. Benedict. Patrolman Bill Tordpff, who later investigated the mishap, charged Vitzthum with failing to have his car under control and failing to reporl a personal injury accident. Preliminary hearing of the charges is slated to be held this week in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court here. Cause of the mishap and circumstances surrounding it are not known. The accident occurred at 3:45 p.m. and the boy was taken to a Fort Dodge hospital for treatment of his injuries. The same day, Harlan Harris, Bode, driving a pickup truck, collided with an auto driven by Uynette Elbert, Algona, at the ntersection of Slate and Lantry streets. Damage to the auto was estimated at $150 Harris later appeared in maw's court and paid $5 and costs ollowing a preliminary heading. 3 Plead Guilty To OMVI Here; District Court Three men were fined follow- ng pleas of guilty of charges of OMVI and a divorce was granted luring the week in district court icre. JudffB G. W. Stillman is )residing during the present erm. The petit jury is to report next VIonday at 10 a.m. Jurors will be lelected so a damage case, with Frances Berte as plaintiff and fames Doyle, defendant, can be icard. Robert Riebhoff, Burt, William Kelly, Whittemore, and Lloyd Schaller each paid fines of $300 and costs on OMVI counts this week. Kelly was arrested at Whittemore Mar. 30 and Schaller was arrested in Algona Mar. 2. The divorce was granted to Judith Wubben of Burt. Defendant was Dennis Wubben. They were married June 6, 1958 at Titonka. The plaintiff charged cruel and inhuman treatment. It Was A Cat But Wrong Kind Bancroft — Mrs Charles McGuire had an unusual (to say the least) experience one afternoon this week when she had a brush with a civet cat. It's not known how the striped animal got in the house, but Mrs McGuire discovered it while she was working in the kitchen. She felt something brush against her leg and thought it was a cat. When she turned to check — there was the uninvited guest. Her sons managed to get the civet cat out of the house Heart Gifts Two memorial gifts, donated in he names of Laura T. Chubb, Al? gotta, and Lillie Thitnpspn, ^one lock, have/been" received by the ~owa Heart Association,

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