The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 20, 1961 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 20, 1961
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id Additon Dept. of History end Des Moinoe 19, IOTTG fHobarton Co-Op Elevator, ^d one mile west 6f " J*!!"? 1 i 90 ' 000 ««««»"•»•( gram, including a new- 73,000 ^Ushel elevator. i> Raymond Reid, manager of the •rtroy said contracts have sighed at a bbard of directors meeting. The D. & W. Con* mruction. .Company • of Sioux Bidder S< °" WM the "iecessftil °JS ?^ v . fl tor is expected to be npleted July 1 and will be a vorkmg elevator with a large portion reserved,for grain stor- II Will be almost 100 feet _ i and larger {han any of the ^ company's existing elevators. An : alj *^ fel< , has bec>n t0rn d °wn and the .oldest elevator will be . demolished when the new one la completed. , t, , Th l! ™u elevator will have two elevating legs with a combined capacity to handle 7,000 bushels an hour. Mrj,PeiOf FenfonDies; «f A BUSHED 1863 ALGONA, IOWA THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1951 2 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES VOL. 98 - NO. 16 p In Farm Isador Mayer Passes; Rites Isadol< , » .sttij of Kossuth county for he iwrt- 82 yeiars, will bTh'eS this .morning (Thursday) at 9)30 a.m., jn St. Benedict „ Catholic ?fc fib ./.with tr. Francis" Cdnway o|ficiatlne- Burial will be-at the St. Benedict Cemetery. Hamilton is in charge of ar- ...,. - i—. Peril, . at l p.m: Tuesday at St Ann, hospital where she had been a pajimt for the pas* two weeks. She had been;in failing health for the past year and had surgery last June. : . f Funeral services for Mrs'Pert! will be Meld tomorrow (Friday) at 2 pan. in St. 'Johnls .Lutheran church at Fenlton, with Rev. W H. Friedrich officiating. Buriad will ;be 'in the church cemetery, uhomas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Ella Louise Dau; daughter of Mr and Mrs Fred. Dau,,was born Nov,i5, 1895 on a farm four miles isouth of Fenton. She was miarried Nov.'5f 1913 tb'Aclolph.Perll and 'they farmed south of Fentoni until 17 years ago when they moved ito Fairmont They later moved to Ringsted', then to Fentbn nine years ago. She was active in the church aid society and Dorcas sewing circle., is survived -by 'her -hus , Marie (Mr ar, Penn,, aiv --••SB?* ^*.»*.»< *«irAAAjr- Thees£ieJjc ' HatfmTOna.vTW-Jstt;). :three..-^ Martin, Arlington, Va., Walter Fentoni and'George, Armstrong 14 Iranaonlldreri; and a sislter Mrs. John RtiHhke, Whittemore. -.Funeral services for Alfred'Karl Wittkopf, 54, will he hJeld at.2 p.m. this afternoon (Thursday) in Trinity Lutheran church. Rev. G. J. C.. Gerike will officiate and' burial will be in Etotlawn Memorial Gardens. McCulough's Funerall Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Wittkopf died suddenly Sunday at Britt where he had moved from Algona only the day before. He began a new job as parts manager for an implement store five weeks ago. Shortly afterward he suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized alt Sit 'Ann here, but was (thought to be re covering when the fatal attack came. He-also had a previous at itack.last fall. He was born June 28, 1908 a Lotts Creek to Albert and Ida Zumach Wittkopf. He spent most of his life at Lotts Creek and Algona where he was empUtoyed by various implement companys aw Post Transfer. On July 2, 1960 he was married to Letha Webb a Algona. He wias a member of Trinity Lutheran church, ithe Loyal Order of Moose and was an enthusiastic bowler. Surviving are his wife; his mo. ther, Mrs. Ida Wittkopf, Algona two brothers, C. and G. A Wittkopf, both of Algona; a sister, Mrs Fred (Alma) Kosfieck Marshalltown; 'and ithree stepchildren, Mrs. Russ (Darlene) Shipleri and Jerry and Duane Webb, all of Algona. His farther preceeded him in death in. J 951. Pallberers ait the funeral were Martin Ohm, Herbert, Alvin, AT- thur and Marcus Zumach. We Regret In l»fl w««fc't Upptf Moine», in !)>« 2-soUjrnn i, on "Jnconw if F**m«r Participate* in Program", with »e« fe;»nce to (he n»w le«d grain W9pr«in. wo Wftl that a frieng ftfw» was givw un» bwn 62.6 bu»h?lf, tit* i«mt M in No. 7, Any tumor using the formula as jointed undw bare PaHbearerS will be Donald' lahl |ey,apd William.'Hanig, Alz,-" B^ker, RobeH Bischen arid RobentMayer. . . -. . . Mr Mayer', who had'been in a wheel chair for the post: eight years,, died -Tuesday morning at St. Ann .hospital, where he had been; a patient for the past month; Mi* Mayer was born Dee. 5, 1869 Q t Beaver Dam, Wise, and his parents were Joseph and Theresa Mayen-He c'ahie to this area with his parents .when he .was. nine years of age. H* farmed for many yedrS' and' his wife, the fprmer Frances Aman, died, almost Iwo years ogo. . • t . .'• • He is survived by a 'son,'; William, Algona;' ithree daughters, Ella (Mrs Leo Hanig), andiGen- evieve (Mrs Louis G&etz),' both of W6sley, and Alvina; 'Paris,France;;a SiS"ter,: Mrs -Frances Hammer, 'Alexandria,'* -Minn. Local Church To Dedicate Center Sunday LuVerne School Supt. Resigns For New Post ' • Supt. B, E. Martjn, head- of the LuVerne Community School since 1953, has resigned his position at LuVerne to become sup-- crinlendent Of-the Newell-Pr6vi-' dence Community school system next fall. ( • This is a district newly organ- zed which' has just- completed a hew,$250,000 addition. It has an enrolment of almost 500 and 26 teachers. 'During. Mr*Martin's years at LuVerne he has been active in community and church affairs, as jwell as area educational organization, activities. |D.W6rilux Dies; Funeral 11 • t Dedication services 1 w w ™ newly-completed Congregationall churoh; Center here will be held Sunday at 3 p.m." in the sanctuary of ithe church, followed by a receptionan Fellowship Hall. The public is invited! to attend and to .tour the $100,000 educational addition ito the church.' , • •-! 'Dick Norton is chairman of the dedication ceremonies! Guest speaker, will be Rev. Elmer Brink* meyer, pastor of the Congrega- ;ional 'church ait Webster City. The senior choir, directed by Ted Herbst, will sing.. Special. observances iwill also be held aft the morning worship, service at which :h;e -church's pastor, Rev. James 3oyd will speak. Mr and Mrs Ted Carson will be hosts at Ithe reception and Mrs V. V. Naudain wild pour. , Al Buchanan is chairman of he building committee and Ted 3hrifichilles, chairman of the 'und-raising drive. Other commit- ee 'members' are Harold Cowan, im Merryman, WUlard .Zeigler, ^ug^he Hutchins, Mrs. Roscoe Hawdsley, Mrs. Lowell Smith, Dr. M. G. Bourne, Ted Herbal and Clayton Bronson. „ , . . The Center 'has been in use since Palm Sunday. It includes the Fellowship Hall and kitchen on the upper level, while, the low- ''' •Fline'rttT services l fdr'D'o' Monlux, 84, well-known Allgona real estate, man, -willlje held'\tomor- •row (Friday)-at 10 a.m.'in the Congregational church, with Rev James Boyd- officiating. Burial wilt' .be at, Riv'erview cemetery pnd McCullough's Funeral Chapel is in charge of .arrangements. r^Uhe.arers bad: not been;contacl- ed by presstime. . . Mr.Monlux died Tuesday morn- jng at Sit; Ann hospitall fottlowing anlUness of several months. «,S, e , lo? David Monlux ' Bon of .ift'illiam and PresiMa Forney Mon- luXi-was. born in Clinton county, Ia.; : M^y 16, 1876, He came to Algona ,as a railway mail, clerk in 19Q5' and held that positddn fqn -SStyear&r: before .''retfrinig. Sihoa •thaTit'im'e; he hM been in the read estfflje business. He was married to Elvlrij. Seastreaih here Sept.'7, 1911"; Mr Monlux was very active, in Masonic orders and served as Grand High Priest of the Royal Arch of Masons of Iowa for two yeaite. There .will be Masonic services for him prior to the funeral! Survivors , iholiide' his wife, three sons, all doctors, William, Ames, RObent, Saratoga, Cal., 'and Andrew, Stillwater, Okla., Sometimes—It's Nice To Be A Soldier! Corn Acreage It might appear, judging .from the, above, Jhal three girls were_plannmg a full scale aitltack on the local National Guard'Arm- ory. However, such was not the 1 last Thursday night —Photographer Nels Isaacson was juslt, shooting a few publicity shots of candidates for the title of Algona Nationall Guard Queen u- u oQ ueen will be crowned]Tuesday, night, April 25, at Algona high school during the "National Guard, Revue", a top-notch stage show. The lucky muss, to beHohpsen from a field of 14 area girls, •wiU 'then become* ell^teMtay^wdte, In .the National - Contest at n -May, Xvltyff^B^teaaf'-winne'r to t Las Vegas and, a.sqreqn test. ' • '• . ' • In.this photo, S/Sfit. Gerald Streit, at the left, is showing a 45 caliber pistol to Helen'Harms, while Gail Elsbecker, center, prepares to take ; aim with a .45 caliber sub-machine gun. Meanwhile, ait the right, S/Sgt. Jeralid Davis, explains-the workings of- an M-l rifle ito Marianne Schade. , i , ' , • , Miss Elsbecker is beingjsponsbr.ed in,the cpnteist by the Algona Upper Des Moines, Miss Harms is'sporispred by'iBU&.higljt. s'ch'ool and. Miss bchade is being. sponsorett/.W^Beeche'r Xwi^iApipildance." fUDM'Eirgfaving) •:-.••--•- ,.....,, ^--< •- •-- ' ' ^ r and ; a brother, W. C, Monlux, Elkader. Seven grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and five sisters. GuyGiddings, Burf, Passes; Funeral Today tne upper jevei, wmie.uie ii>w- -* level has a pastor's; study, office-workroom, library-conference room and several classrooms and assembly rooms that maybe partltjpned- Room has been allowed for a sanctuary on the site of the present church in possible fuiture expansion. Henry Eich Of Bancroft Dies; Rites Friday Bancroft — Funeral services for local Home Show Called Success Attendance was good at the Algona Home Show, held in the National Guard Armory, at the fairgrounds, Friday, Saturday and S^day. Major attractions, besides the fine displays set up by exhibitors, included Miss lowai Mrs Jdhn Waldron, Jr., Algona, was th,e lucky winner of- a $277 ot'Fi, given away just before the S,ho.w closed Sunday. "Other win- nerfe of prizes given by sponsors during the three days included Mrs Jfoe Lowe, Mrs Larry Steinman, Don Potter, Mrs Bill Lampright, Qeorge Wildin, M. J. Streit, Mrs Fred Lupkes and Mrs Bob Ellefson, Algona; Mary Cape'sius, Bode; Henry Eich, 78, bachelor retired farmer and 1 longtime resident of this area, will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. in St. John's Catholic church with Msgr. J. H. Schultes officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Fuchs Funeral Home is' in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will! be Tom Cogley, Herman Peterson, Charles Quinn, Waller Qoche; Albert Deitering and Wilbur Fox. Mr. Eidh died Monday at 6 p.m. at Holy Family hospital, Esther- Ville, following a four month illness. He had never been married, and lived alone until illness forced his hospitalization. ' He is "survived by ithree bro- Ithers, Joseph, Bancroft, John, Truman, Minn., and Frank, Buffalo Center; and • two sisters; Mrs. Arthur Long, Bancroft, and Sister Mary Aquin. AHS Debaters End Near Top In State Meet Algona high Dick Palmer school debaters, coach, finished a Robert Vaske'and" John ... n, Bancroft; Mrs Lena Ostwald, Whittemore (2); Kenneth Mart.yj LuVerne. Mrs Philip Fisher, West Bend; Wendell Ringsdorf, Mrs Johnny Harms and Mr§ jr. D. Gr«i- B,urt;'JUditlj Peterson, Garner; Mies Alvin Wayne Dillon, Fort Irving , on; Mrs, Wsyne Lynch, Fenton; in<J Bfrs.j:, Q. Povms, St. Bene- successful season Saturday at the state "tournament 'at' Iowa City with an overall score of eight wins and two losses. The teams, Jack Vipond and Bill Sigsbee, affirmatives, and Bill Bourne and Gene Wittkopf, negatives, finished the regular rounds with a score of 7 wins, 1 loss, and were defeated by one point by University high school in the quarter-finals. Manson beat University for the class B championship. Coach Palmer said that the this yearns overall season score of 40 victories and 14 defeats, with the affirmative championship at the Iowa State University Invitational at Ames, is one of the best in the school's history. Burl — Guy Olifton Giddings 80, lifelong resident of Kbssuth county, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday ait St. Ann hospital, Algona, where he had been taken earlier the same day. He had been in failing health for .the past several months. ' Funeral services for Mr Giddings will be held today (Thursday) at 3 p.m. in the Legion hall at Burt, with Rev, George Waiters officiating. Burial will folllow at 'the Burt Township cemetery. Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, is in charge of arrangements and six grandsons will serve as pallbearers, Bdrn June 24, 1880 in Weslev township, Guy C. Giddmgs was a son of William Pearson and ?""» . War d Giddings. He ,e- ceived his primary education in county rural schools and attended Wesley high school He was mar- ai IQM Li ? j f, Ellen Ward Ma y 24, 1904 and they moved to Burt shortly after their wedding. Mr. Giddings was a rural mail carrier there for 'about 35 years retiring in 1945. Several years ago he was presented with a citation from the U.S. Government for carrying on over /the normal retirement age during World War II. He was a charter member oj the National Rural Letter Carriers Association. He is survived by his wife, who at presstime was in critical condition at St. Ann hospital; four sons, Guy, Jr., LuVerne, Rodney, Spirit Lake, William T., Burt, and Gordon, Ben ton City, Wash.; six daughters, Mrs Guy Carlson, Wesley, Mrs Arel Ownby, Lubbock, Tex., Mrs John Van Hove, Bufflo Center, Mrs Carroll Grady, Chicago, Mrs Albert Fosnaugh, Algona, and Mrs John Lenertz, West Bend! One daughter, Mrs Lizzie Pannkuk, preceded him in death. He is also survived by many grandchildren und great- grandchildren. Appointed Judge Gov. Norman Erbe appointed Richard W. Cooper, Storm Lake attorney, to serve as a new judge in this' judicial district this week. The present legislature established the new post in this district. Other judges now serving are G. W. Stillman, Algona, Joseph Hand, Emmetsburg, and Fred Hudson, Pocahontas. Judge Cooper is expected to begin his new duties within a few weeks. Halt-Hour Defense Alert Slated Here Next Week The nation's civilian defense leaders, from President Kennedy down, will make another attempt to snap the country's citizens out of their lethargy toward civil defense with an extensive exercise, which will definitely effc-ct Algona residents, from April 26 through April 30. Operation Alert - 1961 was announced recently, but details on the plan weren't 'announced until Tuesday of this week, according to John Wood, Algona, county director of civilian de- tense. Most important aspect of , the five-day operation, as far''as area residents are concerned, will be a simulated attack by enemy els or missiles sometime Friday or Saturday, April 28-29. At an unannounced time on one of those days, the city's siren used normally for signalling certain hours, weekdays, and ires) will signal the approach of supposed enemy weapons. At that time — EVERYONE LIV ING WITHIN'ALGONA'S CITY LIMITS WILL BE REQUIRED TO REMAIN INDOORS FOR AT LEAST A HALF-HOUR. And the imprisonment will be enforced by officials- representing the county C-D board. Members of the board, besides Wood, include Mclvjn. Bay, chief deputy director,, -Leo Immcrfall, Al Boekelman, Ira Kohl, Jim Palmer, Dr. Joseph Rooney, Rich ' Groen, Ernie Hutchison, Rev. James Boyd, Helen Huber, David Smith, Russ Buchanan, Gordon Hall, Cliff Lewellyn. E. C. McMahon, Si Roth, Herb Hedlund, Curtis Haahr, Mrs John Wood, Kun Peirce, Al Quintard, Rev. N. M. Coughcnour, Oscar Metcalf and Don Smith, Jr. All members of the board will be on duty at county headquarters in the Algona city hall during the alorl here. 40th Anniversary Peter Schilfz, Bancroft, Is Cancer Victim Peter M. Schiltz, 81, Bancroft, died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday alt Holy Family hospital in Esthervill'e where he had been a patient for three months. Death was attributed to cancer. He was born Feb. 11, 1880 at Cottonville, Iowa. Mr. Schiltz's first wife, Elizabeth Gochc, died in 1907. He married Elizabeth Kramer a few years later and she preceded him lin death in 1918. Survivors include one son, Raymond of Mankato, Minn., and two daughters, Mrs. Henry Dumsdorf and Mrs. Irwin Heldorfer, bath of Bancroft. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning (today) at St. John's Catholic church in Bancroft at 1:30 with the Msgr. Joseph Schultes officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Garry Funeral home at Bancroft is in charge of arrangements. Kosary was recited at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday and (i p.m. Wednesday at itho funeral home. Mr and Mrs Ralph K. Johnson of Ledyard will be honored at Open House on their 40th wedding anniversary, Sunday, April 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the E. & R. Church in Ledyard. No special invitations are being mailed. The couple has three daughters: Mrs Herbert Beenken (Marvella) of Buffailo Center, Mrs Arthur Wirtjes (Doretta) Of Lakota, and Mrs Roger Goetz (Carolyn) of Elmore, Minn. Man Injured As Car Kills Cow One man, Edward Fisher, Fort Dodge, was injured as three mishaps occurred on county roads and in the city of Algona during the weekend. Fisher, a passenger in an auto driven by Jerome Kliegl, 23 Whitlemore, which struck and killed a L-OW at. 10:15 p.m. three miles west of Algona on McGregor street road Saturday. Fiahei wu.s treated for his minor injuries at St. Ann hospital. Damage to the Kliegl auto was estimated at $500. Two mishaps were reported in Alguna Monday. At 4:45 p.m. an auto driven by Carol Sherman, 20, Algona, struck a ear driven by Jann's Duffy, 25, Des Moines, from the rear at the intersection of State and Moore streets. Total damage was estimated at $57. At 7 a.m., a car driven bf David Reiman, Ortley, S. D., skidded on ice on North Jones street and crashed into a telephone pole. Reiman was charged with failing to have his vehicle under control and fined $5 and costs in Mayor Shierk's court. Damage was es- 'timated at $200 to the car. ' Retired Locally About 70 percent of Kossuth county farms will" sign up in the new 1961 feed grain program, it was established by Curtis £. Haahr, county ASC manager yesterday jnornirig. '? » i' ''' s Ho bd'se'd the osUniate. on the results of the first two days of signup, Monday and Tuesday. Another large signup- j'was indicated yesterday...; .' ' Monday the farmers of Cresco, Hurt. Irvington and Fcnton townships were called in. Tuesday the signup was for Buffalo, Eagle, Garficlcl and German townships. Wednesday farmers from 3nint, Greenwood, Harrison nnd Hebron were signing up at the ASC office here. , Run Out Of Forms From the signup of the first .wo days, 62 percent of the acreage in the townships was signed into the new program. There are still farmers not yet heard from and the expected additional acreage should push totals to at least 70 percent, Mr Haahr estimated. But the signup hit a snag Wednesday. The local office was running out of signup forms, and a truck carrying additional printed forms for distribution i from the state . office was missing in transit somewhere in the Chicago area. Thus after Wednesday, untif new forms are received, no morft townships can be signed ' up. However, postcard notices will be sent ^wo 'days ahead of the. signup to farmers in townships being callecj in, Haahr' said. _., There-ace, 3,402 .farmers in Kps-. suth county. -••-•< •,••,-..•,." An estimated 26 percent of the corn acreage in Kossuth county will be retired this year, if the\ average continues for the re- ' mainder of the townships. About June 1 is expected to be the signup deadline, .which has not yet been . officially announced. There are also some appeals to be acted, upon from the base acreages compiled earlier. The 1961 feed grain program will provide payments to corn and grain sorghum producers who divert a portion of their acreage .formerly planted to these crops to an approved conservation use. One Retires 182 Acres On Monday and Tuesday, about 12,000 acres in eight townships were placed under the new program. One farmer alone retired 182 acres or 40 percent of his corn base. The percentage of diversion per farm averaged 31 percent of the corn base on the first day. Monday. The average Kossuth county rate is $35 per acre for reducing acreage a minimum of 20 per cent below the base of 1959-60 average. Individual farm rates may bu higher or lower, depending on the farm's productivity in relation to the county average. A higher rate will apply for reducing corn and grain sorghum acreage from 20 to 40 per^ cent below the base. Corn and grain sorghum producers must cooperate in 1961 feed grain program in order to be eligible for price support on the normal production of this year's corn and grain sorghum acreage, as well as for support on any of their other 1961 feed crops — barley, oats and rye. Acreage diverted under the food grain program must be put to an approved conservation use, and it must represent an additional amount over the farm's average acreage devoted to a conservation use in 1959 and 1900. Where applications are made in advance and program funds are still available, farmers may receive ACP cost-share assistance for establishing a conservation - use practice on the land. If producers cannot attend a signup on their particular date, another opportunity will be later given. Producers should contact their landowners, as only the farm operator is being notified of the day to sign their applications. It is only necessary, however, for either one of them to file their application. Take Class Trip The confirmation class of the Methodist church here spent Saturday visiting Friendship Haven, home of the aged at Fort Dodge. Transportation was furnished by Mrs John Schutter, Mrs Fr#nk M^ulton and Rev. ' Coijghenpur.

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