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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 4, 1961
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X r Dept* of HiJtoi-y and Des Moines 19, Ior;a Jtatefed it HCdttd ola« matter tt the pottofflo* *t Alftfia, BW4i MoVi 1( j 93 j ( ^^^ Act ^ e«JB«reiii of MAreh 3. MM. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1961 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 98 - NO. 18 By fluss Waller / * * * One local lady has taken her first — and last ±- reducing exercise via television. She did as instructed, got a pillow, placed it under her hips, sat down, laid down, bicycled with her shoes off, etc. Then she went to stand up, as instructed. But here her procedure departed from that of the- TV instructor. Her foot caught in a carpet, she fell over backward, hit, her head on the floor, and was laid up for the next three days. . If ihe American Legion's annual smelt fry, over at Whitfe- more is a big success,' come Saturday evening, May 20, you can, partially credit ^Lester • Fuchsen and Bob Gengler. These two brave souls went all the ,wa.y to Ashland, ' Wis. ; and .claim they caught the smelt themselves for this big doings. .Whether they did or .not dpe'sn't matter — they brought.back.the smelt. - « : * . •' It must have'been quite a surprise to Sherry Read to find that she was the grand slam winner of a full -size • cedar chest at a drawing held in conjunction with en open house and graduation party for 103 senior girls with Wes Bartlett of the Foster Furniture as host. Miss Read's father Is Chalmer .Read — owner of Read's Furniture. Last year the Elberl Well Co. of Algona ran an unusual series of 'ads, built, around pictures, in connection .\vith its business., The ad series was considered so good that it received a special writeup and reproduction of the series In .th'f ijvagazme' -"Photo Advertising'^ published by Fairchild Graphic Equipment Co. of New, yoifc.' They ,termed it "that elusive 'sbmethjng different." Irene Elbert ow^ner .of., the firm, is starting "a* new series of ads be- giimini -"this "-"week,- -usJngi-the photo'art approacli again. You'll e>Soy them. \,i j, .•. •*!••?'• Our scouts report that the McFadden truck garden enterprise is out of business for the coming year, due to the fact that the management cannot • find a .suitable caretaker to plant, care for and harvest said vegetables. This will be 'a blow to the folks hereabouts who in the past have relished the choicest in onions, tomatoes, sweet corn, carrots and GREEN PEPPERS. And let us not forget horseradish. Wanted — one handy man! The "Air Raid Alert" of last Friday afternoon proved., one thing to us — the Conelrad rommunication system on two radio frequencies isn't wortli a darn. A half dozen stations were jammed on each frequency with the result that it was a mixed up ,mess of unintelligible communication. The inner workings of some phases of the postal service will forever rem.ain a mystery to those of us unitiated on the subject. Monday we ordered several small parts for 'a typecasting m&chine via phone from Chicago. They were shipped air parcel post, special delivery, that same Monday afternoon. They arrived in the Algona postoffice early Wednesday morning, evidently by way of Pes Moines. With three flights a day via OzarK from Chicago to Mason City pr Fort Podge 'and three deliveries a day from Mason City to Algona, why someone would dispatch an air mail parcel via Des Moines we don't know. But then, as we said, we don't understand the inner workings of the system. .... J-n.r-. Mrs. Anderson Passes Here; Funeral Today Mrs Rose Anderson, 87, lifelong resident of Kossuth county 'and a resident. or! Algona for the past 72 years, died Tuesday .night at the Good Samaritan home home in good Short skirts uncover a multitude of shins, * « * Sunday we watched the TV interview with the three astronauts, and the interviewer indicated that the Marine was the likely man for the first trip, with the Air Force man standby, and the Navy man in number three spot. Came Tuesday, and while the launch did not take place, it was the Navy man slated to make the trip, the Air Force man on standby, and the Marine number three. Quite a guessing contest, and all wrong. f % ? Congratulations to Iowa Falls on acquisition of the Boyt Harness Co. industry,, which will move there from Pes Moines. The firm said it was making the move to enjoy a lower tax rate and more peace in employment matters. Trend of the times? « » « Famous I«asi Line—Either shave off that beard or 90 to Samaritan here... She. had., been in „ health until a couple of months Qgo.-. A.series of strokes proved fatal. . _ ,. . ' • Funeral services for Mrs Anderson will be he'ld.todav'(Thurs- day) at 2 p.m. in McCullough's Funeral Chapel with Rev.'N. M Cpughenour of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will 'follow at Riverview cemetery. Rose Holman. daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Holman, was born Pec. 18., 1873 in Plum .Creek township. She lived in'that area and at Bancroft before moving to thn aj?c of'15. She was married to Antone Anderson here June 6, 1895. Mr Anderson was a well-known meat market operator who-retired in 1944 and died Sept.. 1..1952. . ...•. ' Mrs Anderson was a member of Rebekah Lodge for more than 50 years, a member of the Methodist church and active -in circle w6rk and a'member of the Thimble Club, local sewing, group. She resided for many years .in the family home ut 214 North Harlan street. • •> • She is'survived by two sons, Everett, Alijona, and Holman, Clarion; a"dau't>hter, Abbie (Mrs Harold Gust); Mobile, Ala.; nine grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren. She was preceded 'in 'death' by'her husband, a daughter, Loreen (Mrs ~W'H} Brown) and a son, Lyman, Funeral Held At Lone Rock For Youngster Lone Rock — Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. in St. John's' Lutheran church in Burt for John Pean Hanna, son of Mr and Mrs Robert Hanna of Lone Rock. Johnny died Friday alt St. Mary's hospital in Rochester of leukemia. He had been hospitalized about two weeks but had been in the hospital intermittently since last July. He 'attended Sunday School alt the St. John's Lutheran church in Burt.and was born on March 11, 1958 ait Algona. Survivors are his parents, three sisters and 'one brother, Jeaneitte, Linda, Sally and Gene all at home; his grandmother, Mrs. Bill Weerts of Fairmont; igrandfalther; Bernard Seegebarth,' of. Kokomo, Indiana, and a great-grandmother, Mrs Amanda Petitit of Lone Rook. Palflbearers were Alan Schultz, Allan Packen, Pavid Schmidt, and Puane Seegebarth, Burial was in the Bunt Cemetery. Garry Funeral Home of Bancroft was charge. Rev. Arthur Schultz Indiana Man To Manage KLGA Gorge Allen, .new manager of radio station KLGA in Algona, arrived here, 'Monday and took over his new 'duties. He is married, and, the Aliens have two children, a girl of nine and a boy aged four/ They are ribw living in Algonn. . Mr Allen is a native of Indiana, and .comes- , he're from station WBVP at Beaver Falls, Pa. Previously He 'had v been connected with stations at 'Lewistown,, Pa. and West LaFay'ette, Ind. . To Install New Lofts Algona District Receives Check in officiated ait the funeral. Boy 3, Injured Craig Hauge, threea-year-old son of Mr and Mrs Arnold Hauge, Bancroft, fell from cement Sunday morning porch steps and gashed his forehead. He was taken to St. Ann hospital where two stitches were required to close the wound. The family was visiting at the Marvin Gangsted home ,in Bancroft. Stork Delivers Baby To Storks National Baby Week. April 99 through May 5, had ah appropriate beginning at St. Ann hospital here Saturday when the legendary stork delivered a bundle to a pair of real Storks. It was an eight pound, '/a ounce boy for Mr and Mrs Frank Stork, who farm south of Bancroft. It was no) the first visit from the stork for the Storks for they have four Other sons, John, Steven, Francis, and Thomas, and a daughter, Rosemary at home. It was also not the first time they have been kidded about their unusual last name. Both mother and the baby, who is to be named, Anthony, are doing nicely. V , • «t" ,.jvev. iftr "ArnoH,; E,'*' y^ehlinri, 'pictured "above," will 'BerinST&riea as 'pastor of Immariuel Evangelical <,L'uth'eran Congregation " at Lotts Greek, Sunday, May 7th, 1961. The service will be held at 2 P.. M-.Pastor G. J. C. Gerike, of Trinity, Algona, will be in charge of the service, assisted by a number' of'paHtors fr&m'the Algona Circuit. Pastor Vehling- is "filling the vacancy created when Pastor Martin Peters accepted ithe call to Vinton. Pastor Vehfling comes from the St. John Lutheran congregation of rural Paullina, Iowa, rfe is a grauate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo. Pastor Vehling has served at Joplin, Mo., Farminglton, Minn., missionary at Pryden, .Ontario, Canada, Vernon Center, Minn., and Paullina. The Vehling's have three children: James, attending Concordia Senior College, Ft. Wayne; Pavid, a sophomore in high school; and Paniel in kindergarten. The children of the day school under the direction of Mr. M. P. Schormann and Miss Nancy Stuhr are participating in the program of welcome arranged for the Vehling's May 7th after-the installation services. (Photo by Glenn's Studio — UPM Engraving) About $1,400,000 was turned over to Kossuth Courtly 'school districts, or adjacent areas, recently, by Cbunity, Treasurer Rosella Voigt. * ,' •» f He money represents income from first installment payments of .property and personal ~tax_es payable .this year. ' ' Schools received a total of $1,402,391.97 and towns atld cities received, $254,278.54, "* Tpwnships in the county also received payments totaling $19,855. '•'•.-. • • r' -: ; The county treasurer's chejcjcs and amounts for same were 'as follows: - - i • \ • SCHOOLS Algona Ind — $424,532,97 Armstrong Ind. 26,118.37 Bancroft Ind. _„_— 19,456,81 Burt Ind '-'—•-" 89;697.65 Corwiith Ind. r 61,448.14 Fenton Ind - ' 14,850.'00 Dakota Ind. .--.•-•__ 95,158,59 L'edyard Ind. ——:..'68(214,71 Lone Rodk Ind. 6,700-90 LuVerne Ind. 80,534.79 Rake Ind. 15,970.57 Rirtgsted Ind ,2,558.67 Sentral Ind. 127,319.52 Swea City'Ind 104,672,21 Titonka Ind. —. 110,758.86 Wesley Ind. - 14,000.00 Whififemdre Ind. — 25,334.25 .West Bend Ind., 53,252.55 Greenwood Twp. -- 3,1(57.13 Lotts Creek Twp. — 6,0.99.04 Prairie" Twp'.' 94 5'!9 Ramsey Twp. ----- 2,086,65 RiverdaleTwp 2,183.22 Sherman Twp 2 '22H? Whittemore Twp. — 11,673,31 Twin Rivers 5 > 2 §5«i . Buffalo Center „„-. 28,296 ; 27 < TdtaTfor Schools,.$l,402,391.97 re $1,402,391 Fund Silence Reigns In First Air Raid Alert colQected .goes to public 39c to the city and lOc to the county. Town—City Tax Money Algona Inc.- .:_„£.$150,107.95 Bancroft Inc. 18,562.35 Burt Inc. j_'_ 7,900.00 Fenton. Inc. L, 7,400.00 Lakota Inc. "1 ; 4,000.00 Whittemore Man Blacks Out; Car Goes On Rampage Henry Schultz, 60, Whittemore, received a scalp laceration and his auto was seriously darnaged Friday when he blacked out and crashed a mile north and 1% miles east of Whittemore. According to Peputy Sheriff Pon Wood, who investigated the mishap, Schultz was headed north at the time of accident, lie was approaching highway 18. The auto cruised along a ditch for more than a block and then went up.across the highway. The berserk auto then went into the ditch north of the higb- wey, into another slammed through a fence, a plowed field, through fence, across a berry patch, into an apple tree, finally coining to a stop in the plowed field. Fortunately, Mr Schultz' injuries were only slight and there were no other vehicles at the intersection when the car crossed the highway. Choose Delegates Swea City — Larry Simons- meier and Roger Conway have been chosen by the American Legion and Lions Club of Swea City as delegates to Boys State June. The Marvin Simons- meiers and Harold Conways arc parents of the boys. Alternate delegates are Myron Hurlburt, son of the Maynard Hurburts, and Maurice Harold Carrs. Carr, son of the Ledyard Inc. 4,000.00 Lone Rock Inc. 2,000.00 LuVerne Inc. 7,000.00 Swea Gity Inc. 19,000.00 Titonka Inc. 6,700.00 Wesley Inc. 8,000.00 Whittemore Inc. _._ 19,428.24 West Bend Inc. 180.00 Total - $254,278.54 Total amount of taxes and special assessments collected in Kossuth County from January 1st, 1961 to March 31, 1961, was $2,274,880.94. Glenn Strayer Still Critical After Accident The condition of Glenn Strayer, 53, Algona, who was seriously injured in a car-semi-truck accident near Hayfield, Minn. Monday afternoon, remains critical, according to relatives living here. Mr Strayer, who has lived in Algona most of his life, suffered a punctured lung, fracture of both collarbones, broken pelvis, fractured ribs and a head injury in the mishap which occurred while he was on his way to Rochester, Minn, for a checkup. He was alone at the time of the crash. His car was completely demolished and he was rushed to St. Mary's hospital at Rochester for treatment of his injuries. Mr Strayer, a trucker here for many- years, has been making frequent trips to Rochester for treatments and checkups during recent months.. Members of his immediate family, including his wife, Wilma, son and daughter-in-law, Mr and Mrs Glenn Strayer, Jr., all of Algona, and a son, Pick, Podge City, Kansas, all went immediately to Rochester to be with him in the hospital. Oeo, Sefrit Now A Lieut, Colonel George W. Sefrit, vocational ag instructor at Algona high, has received a promotion to permanent rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. army reserve. Lt. Col. Sefrit, promoted from major, is assigned to the 5202 logistical command, at Mason City. He previously completed the command and general staff course for the army at Font Leavenworth. 2,000 View onor At Garrigan About 2,000 students, parents and instructors from Catholic elementary and high schools in this area enjoyed the llth annual Catholic Youth Organization Awards Pay, held this year at Garrigan high, Sunday. The Most Rev. Joseph M, Mueler, bishop of the Sioux City diocese, presented the awards. Rev. Franpis P. Conway, superintendent of ' Garrigan high, was, the host. Rev. Ponald Reis of Algona Garrigan assisted with arrangements,, High school students from this area among those receiving awards were Marilyn Hogan, Algona, poetry division. Grade school winners were Nancy Jones, West Bend, poster division; Therese Mullin, Whittemore, essay division; Zita Puffy, Whittemore, essay division; Anita Nurre, Whittemore, poetry division. 13 Sheep, Cow Killed; Farmers Seek Dog Pack Several farmers living in the vicinity of Call State Park, south of Algona, have been on the warpath for the past three weeks — ever since 13 sheep and an Angus cow were destroyed by a roving pack of dogs or wolves. Harlan Haas, who lives at the Brown Dairy Farm in that area, lost 13 sheep to ihe culprits. One of the animals was dragged quite a distance to a fence line where it was left when the killers couldn't get it over the fence. The Angus cow was owned By Berl Priebe. It was due to calf when it was attacked one night and seriously injured. The calf was delivered by Caesarian section and survived. Several stray dogs in the area have been shot by indignant farmers, who report no attacks during the past couple of weeks. Dies In Texas Relatives at Lone Rock have received word of the death Friday of Ray Berte of Fort Worth, Tex. Peath was attributed to a Stroke. Mrs Berte was the former Eleanor Weisbrod, daughter of the late Will Weisbrods or Fenton. Lions Elect •tAlgona Lions club held election of officers May 2 with, the following"' elected:^ <Pi-«9ide elect, Mitch Taylor; 1st vice-president, Miles Slonlker; 2nd vice- president, Lyle Alberts; 3rd vice- president, Kyle Keith; Liontam- er, Pean Taylor; Tailwister, Warren Nelson; directors for two years, Phil Piamond and Leo Cassel. Hold-over directors are Pr, R. K. Richardson and Jim Andreasen; Secretary -treasurer, Pick Norton. Installation of officers is tentatively, set for June 27. Rites Tuesday At Burt For Arthur Leason Arthur Leason, 69, a resident of Bunt, died 11 p.m. Saturday at St. Ann hospital in Algona of a heart attack. He wias taken to the hospital earlier that day. Ho had suffered a slight attack three days before. He was born Sept. 19, 1891 on a farm near Irvington. He came as a young boy to a farm in Union township near Burt and spent the rest of his life in or near Burt. Mr. Leason was married Pee. 20, 1925 to Flossie Sewick at Burt. He was an electrician for nvany years and retired about five years ago. Survivors include his wife: three sisters: Mrs C. M. Gross of Burt; Miss Mabel Leason and Mrs Paul Premmel of Algeria; also many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers. He served during War 1 and then nine months with the army of occupation after the war. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Methodist church in Burt with the Rev. Fred Samek officiating. There were military rites by the Burt American Legion. Burial was in the Burt township cemetery. , McCullough's funeral chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Glenn Crouse, Carol Fraser, Bill Gilford, Perry Gross, Puane Gross arid Harold Gross. Nesr-perfect cooperation marked Algona's first all-out Civiliaq Pefense drill, hetld Friday from 3 to 3:30 p.m. ds a part of Operation Alert - 1961, C-P officials were pleased with 'tye way local residents •reacted to the similated air aittack. '^' -*,,. • • , . The composite .photo .above shows what weinit on, at Spur .separate Spiked "Friday" afternoon during the half-h<sta%riU.r^«»^ ' > •<,» At-top •leftr.thj'eie' -AJgotva- -operators^Kajipld-"SifJ Roth, Nels Isaacson and Vaughn Rising, are" pldtured waiting for any possible caflls that might affeot this area. The •.three set up an extensive array of equipment during the days preceding-the Friday event and remained on duty from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday morning without relief. ., ' « The p'ldlo at top right shows five members of the county C-D board on duty at the city hall during the drill. John Wood, county director, is at the right, while members at ithe table, left to right, include Al.Quintnrd/Rev. James Boyd, Ken Peirce and Rev. N. M. Coughenour. Members of the county board were slated for.duty in four hours shifts, from 8 a.m. Friday to noon, Saturday. Members who. volunteered their services included Rev, Coughenour, Helen Huber, Rev. Boyd, Oscar Metcalf, Cliff LoweTlyn, John Wood, Pon Smith, Jr., Ken Peirce, Ernie Hutchison, Herb Hedlund and Pave Algona's State street, lower left, had nothing on it moving, except four Air Force Reserve officers and the stop lights. There were imany cars, as seen in the photo, but all were pulled into parking spots and most of the passengers had gone inside local business firms to get undercover during the alert. , Workman in the residential area nlso took cover. The Wade SuMivan home on East Calll street, shown ait lower right, was getting a new roof Friday, but when the siren wailed, workmen headed for the Sullivan .garage for a half-hour. Very few persons ventured outside - but one Algona man was seen mowjng his lawn about 3:15 p.m. A total of 80 of 94 National Guard officers and enlisted men reported for voluntary duty during the alert, including the man shown standing on guard 'in front of the telephone office in the center of the photo. Others were stationed at vital points alii over town and at road and highway entrances to the city. AH persons flagged clown during the alert, whether on foot or in a vehicle, were Riven a yellow ticket asking them to take cover for o half-hour. (UPM Newsfotos-Engraving) 250 At Historical Society Banquet Honoring Kossuth Put Out Blaze Algona firemen were called to he Bill Larson home east of the fairgrounds at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday" to extinguish a fire in an addition to the house. Accorct- ng to Fire Chief Ira Kohl, wir- ng caused the blaze, which had d good start when the firemen arrived. The flames were put out quickly and damage to the louae was not too serious. There was quite a bit of smoke dam- to house furnishings, Bel'a Bachai, secretary of the American Hungarian Federation, addressed a capacity crowd of 250 people at the annual meeting of the Kossuth County Historical Society Monday evening at the Algona Country Club. Mr Ba- chai's subject was Louis Kossuth, Hungarian patriot for whom the county is named. Also in attendance were Mr and Mrs John Sinco of Chicago who presented a large plaque, commemorating Hungarian Freedom Fighters, to the society. Mrs Sinco is vice president of the American Hungarian Federation, Washington, P. C. He is a native of Hungary and now a Chicago industrialist. Upon motion of L. E. Linnan, Algona, Mr Bachai, and Mr and MKS Sinco were made lifetime honorary members of the Kossuth Historical Society. Officers and directors were elected at the business meeting following the program. Re-elected were C. R. Schoby, Algona, president; Everett Hanna, Lone Rock, vice president; and Harry Ward, Algona, secretary-treasur- Directors named were Mrs Elmer Cook, Claude Seely, L. E. Linnan. Both Annis, Pr P. O. Dorweiler, Mrs K. K. Ferguson and W. W. Sullivan, Algona; Mrs C C Inman and Pon Murray, Bancroft; Ray McWhorter and Frank Ryerson, Burt; Ralph Sedirs, Bode; Gerald Vodgt and Mrs Henry Looft, Fenton; Chris Gelhaus, Ledyard; Mrs Lucille Ley, Lakota; Mrs Lavern Newbrough, Mrs Fred Plumb and Angus Cotton, Lone Rock; Ray P. Smith, Swea City; Florence Reynolds, and Mary Oesiter- reicher, Titonka; Earl Chambers, LuVerne; Mrs Fran O'Brien, Whittemore; and Lester Blain, Wesley. Funeral Rites Held Here For Kathryn Harr Last rites for Mrs Kathryn Harr, 75, former resident of Algona who dk>d Sunday at a Cherokee hospital, were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in McCullough's Funeral Chapel. Rtv. G. J. C. Gel-ike of Trinity Lutheran church officiated and burial was at Riverview cemetery. Mrs Harr had lived at the county farm near here and at Cherokee for the past 35 years. Shu was born in Germany and is survived by several children, four brothers and three sisters. A 30114 Fird, Wesley, preceded her in death. Firemen Called Algona's firemen were called to the Bill Podds farm, about a mile north of the Algona airport at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, April 27, when a tractor caught fire.

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