The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 27, 1961 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 27, 1961
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X < Dept. of History and Des Molnea 19, Iowa • By Rugs Waller . '. . • • ,»'•'.-.. Ou* mail bag brings a memo irom Dr. J. G. Clapsaddle of Burl, Who has wintered at Ft. Myers. Fla. Evidenty Doc noted that others from up here took In a few spring training games of big league- teams in Florida. Doc's silent contribution in the letter was a season ticket book, now empty of tickets except for the rain stubs, of all the Pittsburgh Pirate games fct Ft. Myers. .'.'•. .••'•'•• " . '•. ^ This Civil War Centennial year has developed all kinds of gadgets. Everi the, state liquor store is m the act, with a special bottlt inscribed - with "dates and other facts about the war...and last April 15 was the date of the assassination. of President Lincoln in 1865...6n the office wall of the Upper DesMoines is a framed copy of the front page of the New York Herald, April 15, 1865, telling of the death' of the President. It was preserved by 'the .grandfather ot Mrs Karl Willaasson .of Algona, John Corless, Algona pioneer. • ' • ' : • Kb more wprd on the rumor that Bob King;* Assistant University of Iowa, basketball coach ana former Algona high coach, might be named, as cage mentor at Iowa State Teachers College to succeed Jim Witham, who will devote full time 'to athletic director duties. ',-.'• .-.,.. * «' '" .' •• ' ' ' " ' STATE OF THP NATION: The :U.S, Bureau of Engraving has discontinued the printing of $5,000,'; $1,0,000; and $100,000 bills ,' ' ; 1". * ' • '•'• • ^ >•'-'•'• • •. Walt Mickslson.ediior of the Fairmont, Minn... Sentinel, is,, one of the; travelingeist = edit,ors ... we know ahd he is now loping around is not , that he is there- (Re. might pop up any>vh,ere),,but .the faqt iha^de- ' splfe ajl wr->a^*read v abotilt Ite* situation in, (he Belgian Congo and its d|tJvger,a, he'gof in arid out of the'Obtffit^\Hth,no fuss, and no trouble, and cuatpfns took only a total of about an Hour. He says it is easier tq get into Leopoldville from Brazzaville via' ferry than tb. drive from Fairmont to New Ulm' on a summer day. .*'-••' .• • ' ' Office of the Stale Fire Marshal releases an annual report for 1960 which records that * there were 18 rural fires in . Kossuth county for a total fire loss of $61,497 and 10 town fires for a total loss of $194,023 in I960. Maybe a few were unreported. » • ' « Bill Barry, who likes to check back on activities in past years, uncovered this item .from a (topy of the Algona Courier: "A Waterloo girl advertised for a husbana and got him. Total expense of the ed and wedding outfit was. $11. He died within a year, left her an insurance policy ,for $10,000, and yet people claim it doesn't pay to advertise." ' ...... 4 « • Politics make strange bad fellows. » • » The Office Sage advises: Never be so busy bringing home the bacon that you forget the applesauce. * • • We ran into an Irishman who strongly subscribes to the theory that Major Gagarin, the Russian who was the first man into space, is in reality a descendant of a fellow named Garrigan who somehow or other got over there from Ireland. * * ° * Albert Gandy, who has been custodian at Call State Park here, is being transferred > to another state park at Keosauquu, und James McEldoor Jr., a new appointment of the Iowa State Conservation commission; is to be the new custodian here. Quote of the Weeks Dick Calkins, now retired, who first drew the Buck Rogers comic strip in }929 with Buck doing all kinds pf things in space, had this comment: "I had no idea these crazy idiots would follow my pipe dreams," * .». « Theo Chriichilles, recently returned frm Mexico, says that that Cuban turmoil does not seem to have had any effect on public feeling down there toward U.S. citizens — just as friendly to us and willing to let the rest of the world fight, \t they are left alone, Ifypet Beg ffloincs ,,. ^% ^^ ESTABLISHED 1863 tattfld u MMBd elatt matt** at the postafllce « AJfon», lOWfc Not. 1, 1931. under Act of ContfeU ot M««h 3, 1878. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1961 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 98 - NO. 17 Spill Implements, Hogs If Siren Blows, Duck For Cover-It's An Air Alert «e °2* i1 ? li l*5 #,"* ~" 196 l 8°t underway Wednesday, April 28, find the Civilian Defense exercise will be brought to the horn* front this Friday and Saturday. ' „!„ fi° m ?ft • durin 9 lhose .- *wo days, the city siren will 7f? u a . S °- nlltt " te dri » ter Algonans. At that time, everyone . will &»>6pl off the streets and in buildings foAhe full half j»our, The .county C-D board, which will be on duty many hours during the alert at the qity hall here, will have:the; •help of. nrfcessary men and equipment to enforce the drill A meeting of the county C-D board is slated to be held'. Thursday at the city hall to discuss final plans for the drill ftert. according !«.o John W.ood, county director. Algona's drill, most, complete since C-t> was established. Will be held durmg a. simulated attack'on the United Stales. 24 High School 'Jurors'For Famous . milted by. Fearless, Floyd): II U nice 19 fee important, but it i§ more important to b* nice A itqtal of 24 Kossuth "county ri«gh school seniors have been named, as jurors' for the Law Day mock .trials, to' be held in .the court room here next Monday and Tuesday, May 1-2. Besides the •egular jurors, 41 alternates have been selected.. The KossutlTBar. Association sponsors the, event annually'here. • ' •• ''-\ ; ' : : Unkndwn' 'defendarits.' WiM be chqsemin:;fhe court room,'arid at east o'he- "riiurderei;'!v .will • be Tied.. P,rpsecutors Monday wM be Jim Airidreasen 'and Gordon-Win^ kel, while Tuesday's prosecuting attorneys will be Lou Nitchals and Joe Straub. Defense attorneys will, be Joe Lymch and lieo Cassel, Monday, and Russ Buchanan; arid Eldon.Winkel, Tuesday. Several pre-de'termined witnesses, l^fake the stand during ith'e two ftWbC£' ' "*>*"' *^ ; - k "' Law Day ETdbseryed nationally each yeaivb yattorrieys w" ;his means to stress upon Cl«» __ heir individual rights—to (the let ter- of the Jaw. Here Js the complete list of urons and alternates by school: AJgona high —- Eugene Witt- copf, Jojin Plott, Bill Bourne and Cathy Bay, Jurors; Karen Alt and Mary Broesder, alternates. Garrigan — James Eisenbacher, Cathryn, R'oth and Kenneth Bormann, Jurors; Barbara Elbert, Mary Reilly and Stella Preuschl, alternates. Burt — Joe McGuire and-Peg Keith, jurors; Jay Hoppus, Du- ivayne Gebken, Norman Carflson nid Eugene Lovstad, alternates. Lakdta — John Cordes and Ro- >ert Hamilton, jurors; . Beverly iushlmah, Roberta Addy, Linda Koppen and Maxine Clayton, al- ernates. , Ledyard — Darwin Jorgenson irid Larry DeBoer, jurors; Pam Keil, Sandy Johnson, Janis Goetz and John Miller, alternates. LuVerne — Karen Nelsoa and Cathryn Hanselman, jurors; Lenire Frost, Galen Witzel, John ichade and Paul GMigan, alternates. woitrall — Janet Walker and Carolyn Madsen, jurors; Richard Fetersen, Bryan Mortenson, Kermit Krueger and Colleen Collins, alternates. St. John's. Bancroft — Richard Egan and Richard Lensing, jurors; Robert Doocy, Patricia Haupert, Barbara Walsh and Jane Kissner, alternates. .«.,_, Swea City — Connie Opsal and Sharon Magnuson, jurors; John Boland, Derald Abbas, Anna Dixon and Mary Ann Hazeihoff, al- J p)*n^f AC Titonka — Nancy Boeckhoit and Ronald Folkerts, jurors; Roslyn Heesch, Richard McGuire, Dennis Rike and Karen Van Hove, alternates. WhiUemore — Howard Medin, juror; Earl Maahs, Ivan Lauck, Donald Nichols and Cleo Meier, alternates. Presiding judge will be G. W. Stillman, district court judge from Algona. He is slated to explain coujit prpceedure and offer comments on the trials. A question and answer period will aflso be held .each day. Credit Bureaus Honor Paxson 'Charles B. Paxson, Manager of the Credit Bureau of Kossuth County, was awarded the A- chiievement Award for Credit Bureaus with a 'population wilth less than 10,000 alt the annual meeting of the Associated Credit Bureaus of ithe % Upper Midwest in Lincoln, Nebraska recently. Mr. Paxson will compete with 9 gtther small city credit bureau managers in the Wternatopnal competition at Miami, Florida 2 Third Grade Students Hurt In Ball Game Two St. Cecelia's third graders, Wayne Taylor and Jerry Boudewyns, both 9, suf- , fered painful mouth injur'- ies when they collided on the school playground "during re' cess Tuesday morning.' , • • Th« • boys : were playing baseball at the time of -the 'mishap.' Both started run . ning .for -a. pop fly ball and ran together.' ' : ' •• As'a result. Jerry will lose two' front teeth 'from his up- p^r;jaw, while Wayne chip: ped his front, teeth and' suf- •' fered • cuts to his upper lip and gum. Five stitches were required to close his wounds ' •and it isn't known at present if he will lose any teeth or not. Both boys also suffered severe headaches. V.F.W. To Honor Spanish War - ^ Veterans Here A banquet and dance honoring Spanish-American War veterans and their widows will be held this Saturday April 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW hall here. The public 'is invited to attend. ' Chuck Devine will be • master of ceremonies at the' program Featured speaker will' be' Edgar "Mick" McConnell, • Des Moines, State VFW .adjutant quartermaster • . ...,••• The banquet for the Spanish- American veterans has been" a tradition with the local VF.W post since World War II years. Only three veterans are now left Joe Bestenlehner. who died within the last year, was the last Algona* Spanish War veteran. Phil Henderson Funera At LuVerne -Funeral services for,,Phil dei-son, 68, retired .farmer 'fro: LuVerne, will he ,',lleld to'ds (Thursday) at ?, p.m. in th' Methodist church there with He' Worthie Usher officiating. Burii will be at the LuVerne cemetery,* and Blake Funeral'- Home is inS charge of arrangements. ' ';'' . Mr Henderson died Monday jat?' Lutheran hospital, Fort Dodge. A son of the' late Mr and Mrs Grant, Henderson, he'waS "born May; 3, 1894 at Ltyermpre ,>dnd farmed for many . ,yeara in the 1 LuVerne area.. '-He 4 was • married' to Minnie Stenson fit LuVerne Sept. 2, 19141 Mr Henderson served :for many years on the Lu- Verne school, board. Survivors include his 'wife;* three • 'daughters, Mrs 'Robert' Surby, Waterloo Mrs George* Cupps, Los Angeles, Cal.; and Mrs Robert Cafstensen, Walnut, Gal.; three sons, Larry, LuVerne,* Maynard, Cedar Falls, and Leon-! ard, Elmhurst, 111.,', ahd eighth grandchildren. He >was preced-' ed in death by a'sister. Area Continues ToShivverAs Spring Fickle Sprjng definitely made an effort to arrive and stay with us this week,-bjijt the-five-day forecast made a're'aPresidents shivver* _ _1*J..i-1_ '.tT» __* l *t^/J» _V . , &»-! «j. _>1 a 'little shcwers»\v' move in Wednesda; .ever, unless.; the caftered " 'd to •how- receive only a DATE H .'"Ap-ril 20 ____ 70 April 21.... .68 April 22 ____ 65 April 23 ____ 51 April 24 ____ 51 April 25 ____ 50 April 26 _____ — Miss Algona National Guard Tractor Upset St. Joe — George Wagner broke his left arm -and received other bruises when he upset with, his tractor>and a load qf ground feed Monday • morining- ntear his farm.' He' was on the road, having ground the feed a short distance from the farm, got too close to the edge of the road and upset in the.ditch. He was taken to St. Ann hospital, Algona, where he was to remain for observation. :a,ianri*,a?hade, sponsored, by Bpecher Lane :Appli9ricfl,,Algona, wasJbe,hapEJe$t * av night when she was crowned Miss Algona- National! Guai^d during the Natiortar irl in Algona in >:the Ailgona' high school auditorium . ,.,,., ,,1. ujurt. , Miss Schade, 19, is shown in the above photo as she had ;her crown placed on her head by Lt. David Merryman, commander of the Algona National Guard Unit. She as holding a bouquet of roses, presented to her by the -local unit and will receive a wardrobe from the unit and the Chnschilles St0re The new Queen is a' daughter of Mr and Mrs James Schade, LuVerne She graduated from high School therein 1959 and since. last .August has been employed at Beechcr Lane Appliance. She was gained the right to enter the national contest to be held in Sioux City next month. The winner of that contest will receive a one- week, expense-paid trip to Las Vegas and a screen test. The entire contest was based on beauty and there was no .talent show. (UDM Flashfoto-Engraving) _ _____ _ ___ ' _ , '•' Jury Finds For Defendants In Damage Case An $83,466 damage suit was settled in district court here during the weekend when the jury found for the defendants, James and Veda Doyle. The suit was filed by Francis Berte as a result of a two-car crash in which Berte allegedly was injured and another man killed. The mishap occurred Oct. 10, 1959 on highway 109, eight miles south of Algona. $1500 Loss, But 2 Walk Away In First Algona Airport Crash The jury's decision disallowed a'M claims for damages by the plaintiff; Berte. Judge G. W. Stillman presided at the trial, which lasted several clays while testimony of witnesses were heard. Fred M. Anderson entered a guilty pica to a charge of selling liquor in district court and was fined $500 and costs by Judge Siillman, also this weekend. He was arrested here May 17, I960 after state agents purchased liquor from him at a local firm. A Fenton woman, Helen Peiter- sen, was granted a divorce from Earl M. Peitersen, defendant, and her maiden name, Helen Fuhr, was restored. The plaintiff charged cruel and inhuman treatment. The Peitersens were married Dec. If! 1955 and separated in January, 1961. une new action was filed. Warner Johnson, plaintiff, seeks a divorce from Sarah Johnson, defendant, charging cruel and inhuman treatment and adultery. The plaintiff also seeks custody of two minor children. One Driver i Faces Charge OfO.M.Y.1. A series of spectacular truck ccidents, three in all, scattered arm machinery and hogs nround he Kossuth county landscape, :ttd spilled sonie milk, but luck- ly none of the Tour m6n involved •eceived any serious injuries, . iver the past weekend. Burdette J. Manly, 46,' Lake View, Iowa, was driving a truck oaded with farm machinery >vhen it left highway 169, a mile and a half north of Bancroft, and >verturned in a ditch, late last Friday evening. The 2'X> ton truck was owned by the Hawkeye Machinery Co. if bake View, and was headed iouth at the time, according to Sts.le. Highway Patrolman Wil- inrr. Tordoff of Algona. Tordoff said the truck ran off he west side of the highway and ipped over on its side, spilling a load o£ farm loaders and other machinery along the side of the oad. Damage to- the truck was minor, but to the machinery ex- onsive. Manly was later charged with operating a'motor vehicle while intoxicated in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court, Saturday morning. He was bound over to the Kossuth county grand jury and he was released alter posting an appearance bond. The truck and machinery wer« removed within an hour so that highway traffic resumed its normal flow. 11 Hogs Killed • Another trucker, Charles Fran-, cis Welp, 36, of Bancroft, also; es T ' caped -(Without'rinoury in ^a 'mis'- hap a half mile west of Burt on highway-m ;• - ' . i\ * .The. truck, was,n ,two.-dec,k semi- frailer owflea by Welp Bros, of Bancroft. It was,. entering the ciiiye west of Burt when a strong' gust of wind hit it. The trailer was loaded with hogs on the top deck; the "bottom deck was empty. The vehicle overturned m the ditch. Eleven hogs were killed in the wreck, and the remainder Were rounded up and driven into the, Godfrey Geilenfeld' farm yard Until anothet truck could be obtained. Tha tractor rlid not overturn. Welp was checked by a doctor but he was uninjured. The truck was enroute to Storm Lake. Patrolman Tordoff also investigated this accident. Creamery Truck Overturns A Consolidated Cooperative Creamery milk truck, driven by Wayne Alderson of Fenton with Bernard Laabs, also of Fenton, us a second occupant, edged off a county road in a heavy rain, abuut 10:30 a.m. Sunday, and tipped over. Neither man was injured, but there was some minor truck damage and a little loss of milk. Alderson said that at the time the truck was meeting a ear in the rain, on a now grade two miles west and one mile south of Fenton near the Lloyd Kern farm. "I knew that we were going to tip just before it happened, but I managed to get past a culvert and turned off the ignition switch, just before it v happened", Alderson said. The Arnold Hantelmans, who were in the car meeting the truck, stopped and took the two men to town for help. Laabs assists Alderson on the route. Lucky was hardly the word for it Friday afternoon at the Algona Airport when two Algona men, Phil Diamond and Dwaine Lighter, walked away from a completely demolished two-place airplane with hardly a, scratch. The remains of the plane, a Ryan AT12 which was owned by the 60-member Flying Bulldog Club, are shown above in a photo snapped moments after the crash occurred at a little after 3 p.m. Friday. According to Lighter, who was at the controls in the rear cockpit when, the plane dug into the ground, the right wing tip hit the ground 54 feet'inside of the west fence ait the airport while traveling at an estimated 80 miles per hour. The ccaft then did a cartwheel, with the engine, itail structure and other portions of the craft digging holes in the soflt turf at intervals until it came to rest, upside down, 100 feet from where it first touched the ground. The men had 'taken off a minute or two earlier, headed north over highway 18 when the engine cut out. Lighter was going to set the plane down i» a plowed field north of the airport, but the power came back, so he circled and tried to land on the northwest to southeast hardtop runway. Just as the plane approached the west fence, the power cut again, the left wing dipped but was righted, then the right wing tip dug'in and sent the craft spinning. The tail section was torn loose and was laying along the right rear side of the fuselage. The engine was ripped loose by impact from its firewall! and would up laying along the left side of the fuselage under an overturned wing. There were splinters i'rom the wooden propeller all over the area. Patrolman Dick Pedersun reported at the scene and notified FA A officials who investigated the following day. Dr. John Kenefick of A'lgona, a pilot himself, arrived soon after <Che crush and treated Diamond for a bruised and cut arm and looked Lighter over for possible injuries. Diamond had x-rays taken the following day. Both Lighter and Diamond are licensed pilots. According to Airport Manager Wayne Johnson, the plane, which was purchased in February by the club, was valued at $1500. It was reportedly the third.time the craft had been flown here. (UDM Newsfoto-Engraving) Graveside Rites Held Here For Bormann Twins Graveside rites for the infant twins uf Mr and Mrs Donald Bormann of St. Benedict, who died at birth Tuesday at St. Ann hospital here, were held Wednesday e,t 10 a.m. at Calvary cemetery, Alf-ona, with Fr. Francis Conway of St. Benedict parish officiating. Hamilton Funeral Home of Algona v/as in charge of arrangements The babies were named Judith Ann and Thomas Michael. Survivors include, besides the parents, three brothers, a sister, and Mr. and Mrs. Matt Bormann, Algona, and Mrs. Marie Frank'l, Irvington, grandparents. Algona Girl Relays Queen Baby Buried Graveside rites for the stillborn daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Walker, Algona, were held here Saturday at Calvary cemetery. The baby was delivered Saturday at St. Ann hospital. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Theivse Bradley, above, daughter of Mr and Mrs Walter Rmdley of Algona, and a senior at Garrigan High, presided as queen of the Catholic Youth Organization diocesan relays, Wednesday, at Le Mars. She is an honor student and active in school affairs. Coronation ceremonies took place at 7 p.m. last evening at the Westmar College stadium. Official duties of the queen and attendant included handing out trophies and medals

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