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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 11, 1961
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X 4 Dept. of History and Dee Moines 19, Iowa Senior Pictures Senior graduation pictures «om four high schools of the area — Sentrai, West Bend, Tjtonka and Corwith^Wesley, • will be found in today's issue pf the Algona Upper Des Moines. Other Senior pictures of this area, including both Algona high school and Garrigan high, will appear in the Upper Des Moines next week, Damage Case Filed In Court Here Four new cases were ^ filed In district court here this week and two divorces were granted by Judge G. W. Sltillman. The divorces were granted to Ruth Peterson frorh Orval .Peterson and to Virginia M. Zalazrtik from John Zalaznik. Cruel and inhuman treatment was charged in each case. . J Paitricia Bergeson, by Russell Bergeson her father, fe plaintiff in a damage case in which the plaintiff seeks a total of $35,000 from Albert Davis, Jr.. ; Miss Bergeson's petition claim's she was passenger in an auto driven by Davis when it crashed at 11:45 p.m. a 1 mile etast of_Adel on a gravel road June 23, 1960. - The petition States the defendant '•was under the • influence of in - toxicating liquor at the time of trie crash ana. ithat she suffered severe ^injuries, pain, disability ana medical expense in the amount asked. Settlement of an estate is involved in a case which finds Chrisltian Miller, plaintiff, and Dianna and Ann Miller, defendants. The former is seeking a declaratory judgment and decree and asks the court to direct him Ito make disposition of property df the estate of 'Agnes Miller in accordance'with the provisions of Itha will of the latter. • Marie Lamplight, plaintiff, seeks a $1,000 settlement of a life insurance policy from the Prudential Insurance Co. of America, defendant. According to the petition; Mrg Lamplight was beneficiary of;; a. policy issued by the insurance "company to Catherine Zach and 'under the - terms ; 'of .- ithat. policy -the' settlement-'.shoujd be rnlade.'Mrs"Zaeh' died last fall and the plalnitiff claims the policy was ; > in. fdrce at the Itime of the former's death. Arnold Lund is plaintiff and Joseph «uid Lawrence Kemna, defendants in another damage case. The plainltiff claims $160.49 due from the defendants in payment for damages to his ( auto, which was involved in a crash with a car driven by Joseph Kemna. 20 Face Speed Charges After Tape Used Here At least 20 drivers were stopped here Monday night and charged with speeding when local police officers put the city's speed tape into Use. Many of the persons have since appeared in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court and paid fines and costs, Included are: Richard J. Reding, Whittemore, $25, Eilean Muller, Algpna^ $10, Ernest Lowman, Clarion, $10, Dean W. Dodds, Algona, $10, Francis Murray, Minneapolis, $9, and $5, no valid driver's license, Joseph Benger, Can-oil, $8, Kenneth Gooke, Emmetsburg, $8, Glen Becker, Sioux Falls, $6, Jack Limbaugh, Algona, $5, Margaret Bickert, Algona, $5, Karl Kiilsholm, Algona, $5 and Irene McNeill, Ailgona, $5. Donald B. Harrington, Windom, Minn., paid $15 and costs, intox- , icaition; Margaret Nelson, Algona, $5 and costs, improper registration; and Robert Garms, Algona, $5 and coats, improper turn, in other mayor's court actions. JBe* Jffloto ESTABLISHED 1863 u second claai matted at the poitofliM *t Alton*, Nov. It 1932. under Act ot Congress of Mareh 3, 1879. ALOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 11, 1961 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 98 - NO. 19 CD A Charter Members Algonan Caught In Truck PTO; May Lose Finger An Algona man, John Al- Iman, Jr.. was rushed to St. Ann hospital here Tuesday morning after his hand was mangled; in the power take-off on a dump truck he was operating. Doctors are attempting to save all tne fingers on the man's right band, The index finger was most seriously injured. Altman was working alone in front of a home at 1715 East North street when the accident occurred. It is not known exactly how the hand became entangled, but be managed to pull three of the fingers out of the gears himself before help arrived. pis band was also burned, due to the fact W rested fo? some tim« under Ihe truck's muffler. Wr AUmart is mar- lied and lives Five,charter members were honored during the forty-fifth anniversary dinner of the St. Cecelia's C.D. of A. Sunday evening, April 3P, at the parish hall. The charter members, present for the occasion; are shown above; •• . , ... They are, leiit to right, front row;, Ella Bode and Adelaide Kohlhaas, and, left to right, back row". Mary Streit, Mary Barry and Rose Scanlan. • • ' ' ' ; Msgr. P. P. Gearen was master of ceremonies during the program which followed the dinner and featured speaker w'as Msgr. F. H. Greteman of Car roll, State chaplain of the C.D. of A. Mrs Helen Mikes, grand regent of the local court, also talked, and Marcela Fandel, district deputy, was also a guefet. . . ' •• ...- - „. Past Grand Regents Kathryn McEvoy, Kay Fit zpatrick, Donna Dooley, Irene Griffin, Mae O'Brien, Ida Winkel, Bernice Reynolds, Judy DeZellar, Nellie Van Allen, Violet Glaser, Graqe Holland and Mary Barry' were recognized for their service to the court. • , ; A short vocal program'was presented by Mrs Vincent Bernardo, Mrs A. J. Gotten and Kathleen Griffin. (Missal Photo-UDM Engraving. , : - • .'„•_"••• H.C.Ackerman OfBurt Is Burt — Last rites for' a' known retired farmer, Hiram C. Ackerman, 56, were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Burt Methodist church with Rev. Fred Samek officiating. Burial was at the Burt cemetery, with Garry Funeral Home of Bancroft in charge of arrangements. Mr Ackerman died In his sleep about 5:30 a.m. Thursday at his home.' He had suffered from a heart condition for several years, but until a year ago was engaged in farming near Burt. He farmed in that area for 20 years. Hiram Ackerman, better- known as "Ginnie" to his friends, was born at Rome, Indiana, April 27, 1905. He was a son of Mr and Mrs Claude Ackerman and the family moved to Kossuth county when Hiram was a boy. He was educated in rural schools near Burt and Lone Rock. Feb. 10, 1938, Mr Ackerman was united in marriage to Muriel Long, who survives, as do three daughters , Dolores (Mrs Jim Klaas), Marshalltown, Linda ana Roberta at home; and a son, Gary Dean, in the Army in Germany. Other survivors Include two sisters, Lillian (Mrs C W Heerdt), Burt, and Esther (Mrs Frank Flaig), Lone Rock; two brothers, Jim, Garner, and Earl, Burt; and a granddaughter. Ex-Pastor, Burt, Titonka, Dies; Rites May 10 A well-known former area pastor, Rev. C. B. Mitchell, now retired, died Sunday at the home of his son near Buffalo Center. • He is Rev, C. B. Mitchell, Methodist minister who at one time served pastorates at Burt, Armstrong, Titonka, Good Hope and Corwith, as well as other North Iowa congregations. Services were held Wednesday at the Buffalo Center Methodist church were he was once pastor. Rev. Mitchell was 91 years old. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs W. A. Schrum of Titonka and Mrs James J. Knoll of Burt, two sons, Bennett of Buffalo Center and Arthur of West Des Moines. Mel Krumm New Swea Mon Prexy Melvin Krumm was elected president of the Swea City Lions at the meeting Thursday night. Also elected were Earl Hanson, first vice president; George K- Nelson, 2nd vice president; Russell Parker, 3rd vice president; Frank Smouse, lion tamer, and Buell Johnson, tail twister. Max O'Keefe was elected secretary -treasurer and Lee Davidson and Martin DaW, directors. County Unit Of V.F.W. Elects Officers , - '€le6tiedSa(s-'.^6unity •commander < of, the-' ViF.W. recen/tly at a meet- ^fl&Manember posts held at Burt. •" ; Other county officers named were Gordon Delperdang of Bancroft, senior vice commander; Leo Mitchell, Burt, Junior vice; John Hamilton, Titonka, advo-' cate; Wm. Walstead, chaplain, and Warren Thompson, adjutant, both of Swea City. Oliver -Thorson of Kanawha, past department commander of Iowa, did the installing. Titonka's VFW post won the Waveling trophy for being the final one in the council to reach 100% of membership quota. Reading Zooms Upward After Dismal Rains With a high temperature reading in the sixties Wednesday afternoon, many area persons began thinking more seriously about taking a trip to Minneapolis to see the Twins play baseball (or out to the old school where a sectional baseball tournament might be going on). The improved reading took some of the sting out of the past week's weather. H L R May 4 62 37 May 5 63 43 May 6 50 43 May 7 - -- 63 42 May 8 71 40 May 9 49 35 May 10 _— - 36 ' The more than a half-inch of rainfall registered in separate showers four days in a row during the period more than settled the dust - it sent chills running through many persons, resulting hi colds and flu. The next few days hold promise of pretty fair weather. '.31 .12 .02 .09 LuVerne Folks To Share Estate Several LuVerne residents have been named as heirs in the estate of J. N. Lichty of LuVerne, who died Feb. 22 at Toledo, Iowa. He left an estate valued at $98,387. Heirs named from LuVerne were Grace Lichty, niece, Phil C. Lichty, nephew, and Harry H. Lichty, nephew. The deceased was a retired postmaster and former deputy sheriff and banker at Toledo. In Top Five Algonia's entrant in the National Miss Nationa'1 Guard Contest at Sioux City during the weekend, Mariann Schade, was judged one of the five finalists then iost in the final round judging as Miss Rapid City National Guard won the coveted, title. There were 13 contestants. The winner received, among other prises, a trip to Las Vegas for a week and a movie test. License, Shot Dog Days, usually associated with July, are coming up a little ahead of schedule in Adgona — in fact they will begin this Saturday, May 13, and continue thriugh the following' Saturday, May 20. From midnight . the first day through mjdnight the last, . all dogs in the city must be restrained when, outdoors, with a leash, chain, fence, etc., so they do not roam around the town. Any dogs found roaming the streets will be picked up by city police, and if not claimed by owners within 24 hours, destroyed. The process ds the same each year and give's the police a chance to rid the city of many strays. Kick-off to Dog Days here will be a pet parade, beginning at the high schodl Annex at 10 a.m. Saturday and ending at the fire station where veterinarians will be ready to inoculate dogs for rabies. The inoculations are good for two years, so if your dog received his last summer, he won't need another until 1962. However, there is one other item you will need for sure — a city dog license — and they will be on sale when the parade ends. Your dog has to have one of these tags on his collar or harness to remain out of trouble with authorities, according to Mayor C. C. Shierk. Rummage Sale To Aid Foreign Student Project A rummage sale, Friday evening and Saturday, is to be held by the A'gona high student council, with proceeds to be used to help defray expenses of bringing another exchange student from a foreign country here next fall. Friday the sale hours are 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Sigsbee building, next to the Shillington Barber Shop. Saturday, hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Everything under the sun, we are advised, will be available, with a new stock to be offered Saturday after the initial open- on Friday night. 2,507 Kossuth Farms In New A.S.C. Program A total of 2,507 farms in Kossuth county have signed up to participate in the 1961 feed grain program, it was stated yesterday. There are 3,463 farms in the county, so this represents in the neighborhood of a 75 percent signup, 1 and some more are expected, Curtis Haahr, ASC office manager here said. The signup represents 63,262 acres of land that will be in diverted acres instead of corn as in previous years. There is also still time to file for participation, even if land has been seeded to oats, as oats qualify as diverted acres to meet conservation use requirements. Mrs. Redemske Dies; Funeral Held Saturday Funei-al services for Mrs Charles (Carrie) Redemske, 66, life long Algona resident, were held Saturday afternoon in First Presbyterian church. Rev. Myron Brower officiated and burial was at Riverview cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mrs Redemske died 'Thursday at St. Ann hospital. She had been ill for (the past several weeks, first .at home after suffering a slight stroke .and then at the hospital where she succumbed to a series of strokes. ' She was born March 9, 1895 in Plum Greek township to Mr and Mrs Peter -Hegarty. Marriage to Charles H , Redemske took place April 13, 914. • • ' iUlaj, "•fPresT3ytefTa1i7cnurcTi liere and of the United Presbyterian Women. She served several terms tas secretary of overseas sewing, a position she held at the time of her death. She was well-known for* cooking and planned and in Mr JayCee Convention Mr and Mrs Gus Lundh, and Mrs Ron Taylor, Mr and Mrs Richard Ringsdorf and Mr and Mrs Jim Buscher attended the Iowa JayCee Convention at Sioux City during the weekend. Mr Lundh is president of the Algona club and the other men are local officers. On Committee Mrs Bed Priebe was at Des Moines last week for the judging of a. scholarship contest sponsored by the Iowa Angus Auxiliary. Mrs Priebe, chairman of the scholarship committee, was one of the judges. Mrs Ray Beamish accompanied her. supervised many church and club dinners. She was a member of the Algona Garden Club and of the VFW Auxiliary. Mrs Redemske is survived by her husband; a son and a daughter, twins, who are Mrs Kenneth (Helen) Strickler and Howard Redemske, both of Algona; two sisters, Mrs Mary Dale, Fairmont, Minn, and Mrs Margaret Vanltre- ese, Beloit, Wise.; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, Eleven brothers and sisters preceeded her in death. Henry Moser, 64, Services Held At West Bend Funeral services for 'Henry Moser, 64, a Jifelong resident of the West Bend-Ottosen area, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, West Bend, with Rev. D. E. Weiss officating. Burial was in the West Bend cemetry. Mr Moser died early Sunday at Lutheran hospital in Ft. Dodge, after an illness of several weeks. He was born Nov. 1, 1896, at Ottosen, attended schools there, and served in WW I. For many years he had farmed the home place near Ottosen. Surviving are one sister and five brothers, John, Mary and Louis, all of Ottosen, among them. Seneca Pastor Leaving June 1 The Rev. David Vigcn of Armstrong has offered his resignation to- the congregations of the Nazareth Luthenan at Armstrong and Blakjer Lutheran church at Seneca effictive June 1, 1961, in order to continue his education. He plans to take three months of Clinical training at the state hospital at Fergus Falls, Minn., in the field of pastoral psychology- Club The Friendly Club met May 3 at Agatha Schneider's with 18 members and one guest, Marjorie Capesius, present. A potted plant was presented to Magdalene Zcl- ler for Mother's Day. Cards were played following the business meeting. Prizes went to Marjorie Capesius and Magdalena Zeller and lunch was served by the hostess and Mary Becker, assisting hostess. Wild Dog Pack Again Strike Sheep Herds In Southern Kossuth Farmers Arm In Effort To Half Losses Service Clubs Honor 91 Students For High Scholastic Attainment Algona service clubs, Kiwanis, Rotray and Lions, sponsored an honors banquet for ,top students at Algona Community High school and Garrigan Catholic high school. Tuesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the school annex here. Honored were students from 1 the two schools wh& have main- AiBmed.-a- B 1 -averEtge'SjWirittg'theit entire high school capers. Fifty- nine Adgona Community Students and 32 from Garrigan were invited. Because the latter school has been in existence for only two years, students have been chosen with a current 'B' average for the first semester. Algona high students were: Freshmen — Trudy Bartholo- Fourth OMVI Charge Against Bancroft Man A Bancroft bachelor farm worker, Lawrence M. Schiltz, 51, was charged with fourth offense OMVI following a mishap at Ti- lonka ait 5:50 p.m. Tuesday. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst investigated the mishap, filed the charge and put Schiltz in jail here. Only one car, that driven by Schilli:, was moving at the time of the crash. His auto struck two parked cars, owned by Larry. Peterson, 24, and John Rike, 37, both of Titonka, on the main street there. One of the autos was struck in the middle of u block, then the Schillz auto continued on its way and hit the other vehicle in the middle of the next block. Damage was estimated at $300 to the Rike' auto, $200 to the Schiltz vehicile and $100 to the Peterson car. No one was injured in.the mishap. Throe accidents wore investigated by city police during the weekend. Two occurred Friday Cars driven by Gail llaase and Paul Uoet'ke, both of Algona, collided at the intersection of Minnesota and Nebraska streets, with damage 1 'to tin; vehicles estimated at $600. Cars driven by Eugene Minard and Robert Garms, both of Algona, collided on South Minnesota street In same day, with damage running to several hundred dollars to the two ears. Saturday, cars driven by Terry Ringsdorf and Richard Lupkes, Algona, collided at the intersection of State and Phillips streets and damage was estimated at $1-5 to the autos. Al Buchanan Is New President la. Abstractors A well-known Algona abstractor and real estate dealer, Al Buchanan, was named president of the Iowa Title Association at the 58th annual convention of that organization, al Sioux City Monday. Other officers elected include Gerald Cunningham, Waterloo, first vice president, Paul Smith, Toledo, C. H. Taylor, Guthrie Center, and Mahlon Smith, Sioux City, regional vice presidents. mew, Marilyn Black, Cylde Bronson, Jodie Chally, John Clark Michael Graham, John Hanselman, Billy James, Jim Johnson Marlys Lupkes, Larry Pratt Jerry Raney, Ann Seger, Delthea Shierk, Richard Slobe, Vdck Steil and Dave' WUdin..; Sophomprest -, ;r7 ! Ra -V : Glenn Buchanan, Gary Colwel , Chary 1 Cook, Tim Daily, Ann Haasc, Alan Holt, Richard Hut chins, Lance Johnson, Garj Kelly, Diane Malueg, Linda Percival, John Phillips, Dick Pratt, Sharon Smith, Tom Wai lar, Jack Williams, and John Schutter. Junior — Lynn Kueck, Jackie Rowley, Susan Schultz, Jim Slanlon, Brigitta Whittemore. Seniors — Karen Alt, Kalhy Bay, • Harriet Bcnschoter, . *3il' Bourne, Mary Broesder, Car! Danielson, Glennda Gabrielson Karen Haase, Alvin Hagg, Larrj Klein, Rosemary Medin, Sherrj Read, Joyce Riebhoff, Carolyn Rochleau, Roberta Schwendemann and Eugene Willkopf. Garrigan freshmen were Levyis Elbert, Ava Erpelding, Daniel Bruch, William Vonderhaar, Judy Bickert, Judith Sal/, Rita Eisenbacher, Anita Rose Lickteig, Faitl Ann Merlx and Junis Venteicher Sophomoj-es are Mary Lou Gales, Mary Kay Ncitzel anc Caroline Miller, Juniors art Eileen O'Brien, Barbara Vonderhaar and Stella Preusehl. Senior are Ruth Ann Klein, Marilyn Hogan, Thej-ese Bradley, James Erpelding, Ruth Ann Nelson Carol Girres, Vicki Hansen Susan Nitehals, WiUiam Hig gins, Timothy Lickteig, and San dra Schneider. Doan W.S.C.S. Hosts Mothers The W.SCS of the Doan church held its annual Mother's Day Tea at the church May 4 with 8C women from Titonka, Burt and Wesley attending. Nola Hoover was in charge of the following program: scripture reading, prayer and welcome N. Hoover; meditations, Burban Bahling; an original poem ot June Goldman's "Linda", Elsi Cunningham; song, quartet; presentation life membership pins to Katie Ellefson and Fern Young Corsage to honored Mother, Ruth Sparks and gifts of cakes to seven who have life membership pins by Evalihc Asa. Greetings to Doan from Ethe Johnson of Warrenton, Oregon, reminiscence, by Phyllis Hoover; guesl speaker, Mrs Binz oJ Sutherland, WSCS president of Spencer district; and benediction and prayer song, quartet. Elna Buffington presented a lo c'aeh guest. Wesley Family Moving To Colo. Wesley — Methodist church board and womens Society of Christian Service gave a farewell party Wednesday evening for the R. E. Ncwbrough family and presented them a Bible. Mr Charles Nygaard and Mrs Glen Gabrielson were in charge of a program. The Newbraugh famiily are moving soon to Durango, Colo. A pack of wild dogs, or even possibly wolves or coyotes, or a mixture of »11, have farmers in southern Kossuth county up in arms as a result of their maratid- nfi' . Earlier they raided two farms list south of Algona, and last Friday night they staged another at- ack that claimed an estimated ' 34 more sheep as victims. Friday night, John Capesius, who lives in section 34 of Riverdale township, lost 19 of 33 sheep he had on his farm. Other losses were reported by Dave Bernhard, section 3, Riverdale township, six. and Ed Thilges, also Riverdale township, nine. A loss of sheep was also rumored al Ihe Will Reding farm, section 15, Riverdale township. The earlier raids occurred in Cresco township about three weeks ago. At that time, Harlan Haas, who lives in a house at the Brown Dairy Farm, had 21 sheep kitted or injured'and Berl Priebe lost an Angus cow, which was seriously injured during an attack in a field east of Ithe Brown farm. At the time of those attacks, several dogs were shot by irate farmers arid. a report! made to Sheriff, RiaQiph Linidhorat, who jj-ias '(nlo pe^nal^OTXo-flfcial juris- dicifibh in sucH cases," The adjacent map shows location of, the six reported- attacks lo date. The two furthest north, just south of Algona on ihe map, occurred three weeks ago and. the other four, all in Riverdale, occurred within the past several days. At the Capesius farm, some of the sheep were killed by the animals and others were chased into the river where they drowned. Bernhard iosit six of 10 sheep on his place ' to the raiders. All neighborhood dogs in Riverdale were checked and there was no sign of blood. However, triacks spotted where the attack occurred are apparently those of dogs, the farmers think. Some of the Capesius sheep made their way across the river and escaped into the timber beyond. ' Claims have been filed at County Auditor Marc Moore's office by Haas and Ed Thilges for animals lost. It is possible in such cases, if the animals are not insured, to file a county claim for compensation for domestic animals killed or injured by doys or wolves. During the past year, Kossuth county paid out a total of $4,463.95 to cover such losses and also paid bounties for seven wolves turned in. During recent years, it has been normal for about one wolf to be shot and turned in for bounty, so maybe there is an increase in the wolf population in the area. At one of the farms, it was reported one of the dead sheep was dragged some distance, then left at a fence row when the animal that dragged it there couldn't get it across the fence. Dogs normally kill just for the "thrill". Any farmer suffering such a loss of livestock, must notify the auditor, the supervisor from his district and have two witnesses sign his claim. It was also pointed out that it is not uncommon for fanners to shoot any animals caught on their place who might be considered dangerous to livestock. (UDM Engraving) Corn Planting Is In Full Swing Corn planting was in full swing in the Kossuth County area, Tuesday, as good weather prevailed with drying winds. Com planting anytime between the lUth and 15th of May is the generally accepted schedule, although in recent years a few farmers get their seeding done a few days earlier. Wei weather the past two weeks had many worried this spring, however. Oat seeding was completed on schedule and some is up. Plowing is near completion and postures and seeding look very good

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