The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 18, 1961 · Page 1
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By Russ Waller * ' • * * i A Algona Industrial Development group recently went to Des Moines on business and were to stop overnight at the, Port Des Moines hotel. M. C. Meitcalf had arrived earlier-it! the day, and after inquiring if the others had registered was told Miey had noit. In 'the meantime, the res-t 6f the party arrived and registered, Bill Steele for both himself arid Melt- calf as joint occupants of one room. Metcalf returned , later, again inquired if the group : had arrived, was .told, they had not. ,So he decided to register arid requested the room clerk to inform the others he. was already there. Hours wenlt by,.. and M. C. kept phoning the desk biit was always told the others .were not there, , In the rneantime, Steele and the rest of ihe.Jparty, likewise phoned the desk about Meitcalf and received -a negative reply. The whole .thing finally wound up with, each: occupying separate rooms, neither • aware of the others being in the hotel. Next morning Steele caught up with Meitealf at Universal Mamufac- 1 tuning's Des Moines warehouse and lengthy -explanations began. In conclusion, Mayor C. C. Shierk as a .committee of one went to the managemenlt and asked what in blazes .Was going on. Results? Negative. Just ' a room clerk and registration mix- up and nobody* knows noithingl . * ' . * . ' * Mrs Florence Larson, Bryant 3rd grade teacher, had a birthday Hast week. It so happens that our office is handy to (the Bryanlt, and . we also know some. 3rd graders. During recess two of them dropped in and explained about Mrs Larson's birthday, and expressed a wish Ito buy .her a present. Under .the circumstances we came' ito the rescue with the requested sum of 50 certts.\Buit following this we tojan itp wonder what they bought for 60 cemits. Inquiry developed (the lact that, the two „. young" thWfgr^er^sipanlklthe 50, "oenrts in thteiltianrrerri8-c!Br«8*for a bottle of "Ben Hur" perfume, and :,26 cents for a birthday , greeting card*. We .trust Mrs. Larson is enjoying the fragrant aroma of ithe "Ben Hur." . * • • Eldon Duncan of Fenlon, a couple weeks back, wenlt to Fairmont to a wrestling msltch. That afternoon he had accumulated about $135 in collections, and placed this in his wallet. After the wrestling was over, he had occasion to reach for his wallet . . . and' found it gone. Sadder, and wiser, Eldon reltumed home. BUT, a week later he happened to open a cookie jar and there was his wallet, intact with the $135, just where he had deposited it when he wenlt home that evening without 'giving it a second thought. I* Another session of the state legislature is history and here seems to be 'the box score: Medical pare for the aged but without an appropriation to do anything about it; paper ballots only for special elections; adopted the "oak" as official stalte tree; adopted strong shoplifting laws; changed name of I.S.T.C. to State College of Iowa; made permanent Cc gas tax; upped license fees on numerous licenses, exernpted toy snakes and sparklers as "fireworks" which are illegal in Iowa, Well, the state legislature gets it in the neck in many ways, but sometimes it almost seems as though the less legislation passed the better, ' * * * Incidentally, John Brown of Emmeteburg can never again be our state senator from this dis- strict. Kossuth is now shoved into a new district with Hancock and Winnebago counties, both normally Republican. The earlier lineup of Kossuth, Palo Alto and Emmet found Kossuth and Palo Alto usuallly voting Democratic, thus a Democratic state senator, And we are now on the eastern fringe of the new 6th district, running aill the way to the western border of Iowa. We have also voted our last Wine for Coad for Congress — but who knows — » maybe we'll have a chance in. some othfii- ways, * * * J», Pwrby Foybw, foirnw Plunj Creek and Algona resident, now living near Rocheport, Mo. was featured in a story in their local paper in which the Forbes cat adopted two cottontail rabbits after losing two kittens from her own litter. The Forbes sent the story and picture to Mr and Mrs Henry Schick of Algona, old friends. * « * Dept* of History and Pea Moines 19, lotra Jloine* ESTABLISHED 1863 •fettered u MWAd claw matter at the pAitbttice « Alg»n», Iowa, Nov. 1, 1B33. under Act of Congre»« ot March 3, 1MB. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1961 4 SECTIONS - 28 PAGES VOL. 98 - NO. 20 72% Join Farm Program Locally To Get 2 Million As of Tuesday, 63,575 acres of land in Kossulh county had been diverted from nbrmal feed grain use in the new 1961 farm program of the Department of Agriculture, Curtis Maahr, local ASC office manager stated. This-represents a signup by 2,495 farms in the county and the total in the program as of Tuesday represents 72% of all county farms. The signup is still continuing. ' On a basis of income, the land prsently diverted will bring almost two million dollars to the 2,495 farms in Feed Grain Certificates. These certificates may b's turned in at the local ASC office for cash, or applied on grain acquisition If desired, by the participating farmer. As of Tuesday, certificates totaling $219,869 had been . forwarded to participating farmers of the cbunty. The certificates will be kept, moving as processing .of participation, , is completed, ."'•.'' ' Other basic information) the price support on 1961 crop • oats has been set at 60 cents a bushel for No. 3 grade, an increase of 12 cents over the support price for 19S1 crop oats. Passes Here; Funeral Friday i • . Joseph M. Ricker, 87, well- known "Algona bachelor farmer, died Wednesday morning at St. Ann hospital where He hud been a patient for about 24 hours. Death . was attributed to cancer. Funeral services for Kr. Ricker will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Presbyterian church here, with Rev. M. H. Brower officiating. Burial will follow 'at Riverview cemetery, and McCullough's Funeral Chapel is In charge of arrangements. Pallbearers 'Will be Jesse Hohenstein, Robert, Harold and Del- rrier Angus, John McNeill i and Lawrence Dittmer. Born at Gridley, 111., Oct.. 25, 1873, Joseph Ricker was a son of John and Mary Lambert Ricker. He Wad lived in this area for the past 68 years. He farmed just north of Algona. • He is survived by two brothers, William Ricker, •Algcna, T and Walter Ricker, Moorhead, Minn.; and a sister, Mrs. Rena Cruikshank, Algona. A brother and two sisters preceded him in death. ' JvM ..VI. .K. r >AV Line T How do you f«l to b* an A»tron- Ml? . Former Algona Nan Succumbs In California A well-known Algona high school football player, Paul Trauger, 53, son of Mrs. Helene Trauger of Algona, succumbed to a heart ailment at Pasadena, Cal, and funeral services were held there for him Monday. Word of his death came to Mrs. Trauger during the week. She was unable to attend the last rites. Paul, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Trauger, was born March 19, 1908 at Portland, Oregon, and came with his family to Kossuth county at the age of four years. While in high school here, Paul was an outstanding halfback on the football team and was named a first team all-stater by the .Des Moines Register during his senior year in 1926. Following graduation from high school in 1927, he attended Iowa State U. at Ames where he received much praise for his football efforts with the Cyclones. His wife is the former Lyndal Glenn of Fort Dodge. He has been employed by the Firestone Co. for many years and lived at Des Moines before moving to Pasadena. Besides his wife he is survived by a son, Thomas, his mother, and two brothers, Capt. Robert Trauger, Washington, D. C., and Donald Trauger, New. York City. While in college at Ames, Paul was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and also was a member of the Presbyterian church, C, V. Barker, 83 Rites May 11 Atlrvington Clarence Vern Barker, 83, who died Tuesday of last week at St. Ann hospital, was laid to rest last Thursday, following services held at'the Irvington Presbyterian church. Rev. Myron Browei officiated) and burial was in the Irvjngton cemetery. Mr. Baker had been a life time resident of Riverdale Twp. and was a retired farmer. He was born in Riverdale, April 22, 1878, on the farm his father had homesteaded, and lived his entire life there. Surviving are the widow, Opal, one daughter, Mrs. Harold WejS- ley of Algona, a sister Minnie Barker of Algona. and a brother, Sidney, of Lamberton, Minn. 12-Page Roto Section '' A 12-page rotogravure tabloid section, ihe May "Farm & Home" section, is included with this issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. Ma- . jor arciicles include Revolu- iion in'Beef Production 1 , Improved Forage, and some appropriate wedding hints— both golden and'first.- New Pastor Named For St. Benedict Ampng some recent appoint ments made by the Most Rever end Joseph Mueller, Bishop of Sioux City, was the appointment of Father Conway to take up his residence at St. Michael's Rectory, in Whitternpre. He will remain as Superintendent of Garrigan High School, but is released of his duties as pastor of St. Benedict Parish, in St.'' Benedict. This . move was made ; ; to enable Father Conway to give his full time as Superintendent of Garrigan .High School, Reverend Donald ^Ries, recently appointed Principal of Garrigan High School will, reniain in residence a,t St. Benedict parish. V Succeeding Father Conway* as pastor in St. Benedict Parish will be Rev. Nicholas Ruba. Fathei R"uba has for the past three yearb been serving as pastor of Christ the King Parish, at Dayton, Iowa. Before that he was the Assistant Pastor at Blesged Sacrament Parish, in Sioux City, • and prior to that he was Assistant Pastor at St. Peter & Paul's Parish, in Carroll, Iowa. Father Ruba was born and received, his grade school -and- high school education in St. Mary's grade and high school in Remsen, Iowa. He attended college at Trinity College, in Sioux City, and'took his seminary studies at Kemrick Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. County Future Teacher Unit Has Election Lone Rock — The Kossuth county Future Teachers association installed new 1961-1962 off- icers'at'their meeting held at the Central School Monday evening, April 24, with 27 members present. The Sentral Students were hosts. New officers are Elaine Verbrugge, secretary, Swea City; Janet Black, Hurt, president; Linda Hanson! vice president, Titonka; Virgean Bierstedt, treasurer, Fenton; Caroline Busch, historian, L e d y a r d; Lorraine Christ, librarian, Lakota Officers of the present club are Susan Montgomery, president; Sentral; Peg .Keitti, vice president, Burt Carmen Larsen, Historian, Swea City; John Cordes, recreation, music Lakota, and Marjorie Johnson libarian, Sentral. The Kossuth County Future Teachers Association is a nevy club of 93 members organized, last fall by the Kossuth county Teachers Council, and Mrs Mary .C. Oesterreicher as sponsor of the, FTA from Burt. Schools part- cipating are Algona, Burt, Titonka, Sentral, Lakota, Ledyard, and Swea City. ' 1/5 Seniors In * ' * 2 Schools Near Graduation One hundred and sixty-five seniors will graduate late this month from the two Algona high schools. At- Garrigan High, 76 seniors will receive their diplomas on Sunday, May 28, at commencement exercises scheduled for 2:30 p.m. in- the Garrigan- auditorium, The Most Reverend - Joseph Mi Mueller, Bishop of the SioUx City Diocese, will deliver the commencement address. • •> At Algdha high school, a class of 89 seniors, will graduate Wednesday evening, May 31. Dr. Mar-, cus Bach, head' ; of -the State /university of low'a department of religion, will deliver the commencement address. . ,, That same noon, prior to graduation, Dr. Bacti will address;; a joint meeting of the three Algona service clubs. '••••< '* Baccalaureate . services have also been announced for both schools. Rev. Francis Conway, superintendent of Garrigan high, announced that the . baccalaureate exercises will take place Sunday morning, .May 28, in tthe .church*'. es of the parish attended by .the Garrigan students. These include St. Cecelia's of Algona,- St. Joseph's at St. -Joe, St. Michael's at Whitte'more, and' St. Joseph's Catholic church of Wesley and St. Benedict.' • ......... • • ,*• Algona high school baccalaureate, will he Sunday evening, May 28, at the high school. Rev. Evan Routh of Good Hope will give .tjje address, with Rev. M. H.. Brpwttr and- Rev.' James 1 Boyd;>;also participating in the program. ;_; _j Senior classes at the -.high school will end Friday, May ,26, and ' other • classes • terminate ^Friday, June 2. Pictures of the graduating 'classes from both local 'schools will be found elsewhere in to* day's Upper Des Moines, sponsored by • Algona Produce, Iowa State Bank, Universal. Manufacturing Co., Livingston Tool Co., North Central Public, Service Co., Consolidated' Cooperative Cream* sferi®^lte«i Algona,' and' . Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Co. ' • . Ex-Lotts Creek Woman Passes A former well-known resident of the Lotts Creek vicinity. Mrs. George Walter, succumbed to cancer at Waterloo, IlL Monday night. Funeral services will be held at Arlington, Nebr. Friday. Mrs. Wolter is survived by her husband and two sons. The family lived at Lotts Creek for 12 years and Mr. Wolter was a school teacher there. They moved to Florida four years ago, then to Waterloo, 111 a year ago. Dr. Marcus Bach 35 GRADUATE AT WEST BEND ON WEDNESDAY ' Graduation exercises for the 1961 senior class of West Bond high school were held Wednesday evening, May 17, Dr. Virgil Lagomarcino of Iowa State University was the commencement speaker. Tom Ketelson, president of the board of education, presented the diplomas, and Supt. W. B. Officer presided at the exercises. Following is the list of 1961 graduates: .Mary Baas, Delores Banwart, Betty Christensen, Marilyn Cuplin, Carole Frieden, Judy Gade, Frances Gerber, Dianne Grimm, Janet Kuecker, Deanna Jurgens, Janet Ludwig, Lynn Roupe, Shirley Schafcr, Marilyn Schneider, C h a r 1 e n e Schupfer. Barbara Shellmyer, Mary Simmons, Carole Smith, Judy Weiss, Esty Wilson, Ronald Banwart, Merrill Blair, Delburn Carpenter, Jerry Christensen, Dale Harms, Jerome Laubenthal, Terry Montag, Gary Nellis, Robert Runehey, James Smith, Duane Thilges, James Ult'ers, Charles Welter, Arnold Wilderman and Eli Wirtz. Swea Youth Is Seriously Hurt Swea City — —Randy Lien, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Lien of Swea City, is in serious condition at the Holy Family hospital in Estherville. Examination disclosed he suffered a punctured spleen when he fell on three branches Tuesday as he played on a fallen tree near his home. He walked to his home after the accident where he collapsed and was taken to the hospital. Vocational Ag Students On Field Trip The farm of Mr and Mrs Torsten Lagerstrom, north and a bit west of Algona, halfway to Burl, was a busy place last week Tuesday. The Lagerstroms were hosts in the morning to a delegation of travel- irig extension directors of Iowa from various counties, arid in the afternoon to the vocational agriculture students of Geo. Sefrit from Algona high school. Extension directors were particularly interested in the record keeping system on* the Angus herd of the Lagerstroms, which has gained wide recognition for its thorough analysis, ot breeding qualities and costs, as well as finished product in the market price. The vocational ag students in the above picture are Larry Braun, Don Btheringiton, Jim Gallon, Bob Gerber, Dennis Graham, Lynn Knock, Donald Madsen, Gary McVay, Jerry Pingel, Gary Priebe, Jim Pingel, and Jerry SeHer. ' Gerald Schuller, Orlund Steil, Terry Brandow, Mike Kain, Gary Kern, Kenneth Kern, Dennis Leigh, Jerry Parsons, Bob Fatten, Arnold Pederson, John Scuffham, Bill Specht, Larry Stra'tion, Don aid Urch, Roy Hutchinson, Elmer Alt. Doug Jergenson, John. Jennings, Roger Long, Joel McNeill, Donald Schmilt, Carroll Sabin, Jim Shipler, Paul Smith, Richard Steven, Tim Vipond. Also in ithc picture are Mr Lagerstrom and Kossuth Extension Director Dean Barn'es. Vocational ag instructor Sefrit is not in the picture for a good reason; he took it ! (UDM Ewgraving). Bible, Magazine Salesmen Get Heave-Ho From Area 7 Asked To Complaints Seven itinerant Bible and magazine salesmen got the heave-ho out of town by Mayor C. C. Shierk here Tuesday as .city and county officials began '.a drive to rid the entire area of the threat of "blue sky" sales promotions. The seven.asked to leave Tuesday were arrested by city police officers and taken to the city hall. Assistant Police Chief Rich Groen reported that ihe police had received calls from ' several local citizens, questioning ihe activities of the salesmen and the calls resulted in ihe prompt action. Police arrested Roger A. Tombs, Jerry Hanson and Bill Williams, Bible salesmen, and Wyman H. Fowler, Mrs. Wyman Fowler, Richard Neederkorn and Charles L. Sheldon, magazine salesmen, and the mayor advised all seven to leave Algona. The four magazine salesmen were all handicappd persons. Official Statements Kossuth County Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and County Attorney Gordon Winkel released a statement Tuesday afternoon with the following information included to benefit county residents: "From, time to time, and in particular at this time of the year, the county is .overrun with out of state people selling magazines, books, Bibles and many other publications. Oftc>n times, they purport to represent religious, charitable and nonprofit organizations in an effort to convince prospects of their worthwhile purpose. Often these people are completely honest and reliable and supply the articles purchased. "However, over the years, we have learned that this type of operation can be somewhat questionable as to the prices charged, and the supplying of the merchandise or publications purchased. "At the present time, there are a number of these persons in the county and we ask that you proceed with extreme caution in dealing with them. The fact that some of these people may be registered with the sheriff's office or the city police department is not necessarily an endorsement of their activities or a guarantee of their honesty. "Using extreme caution in purchasing from itinerants may save you money and embarrassment at a later time." Must Procure License Mayor Shierk pointed out Tuesday that such salesmen can furnish a surety bond in the amount of $500 and'get-a city license to sell merchandise. He suggested .that anyone living in 'A-lgonl ask s.uch • salesmen to see. the license ' immediately ' when they call at their home. The surety bond can be forfeited if any dishonest deals are made, by thd salesmen. All - residents should be on guard when itinerant salesmen call—and officials ore certain there will ibe other sales crews making the rounds of Kossuth county .during the_ next few weeks. Frank Blomster OfSweaCity Dies, Illinois Swea City — Frank W. Blomster, 82, former Swea City resident, died Monday, May 15, at Rockford, II). where he and his wife were visiting their stepchildren. Funeral services are tentatively set for Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. in the Immunuel Lutheran church at Swea City, with Rev. Leroy Pillman officiating. Burial will be at the Lutheran cemetery and Barnes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The body was flown to Algona from Rockford. Frank William Blomster was born at Stockholm, Sweden, July 10, 1878 and came to the United Stales as a young man. He is survived by his wife, Naomi, three sons, Oliver and Virgil, Swea City, Robert, Buffalo Center; two step-sons, Charles and Oliver Sharp, Rockford, 111.; two daughters, Mrs. Verne Lunn and Mrs. Gene Fagerlund, Swea City; a stop-daughter, Mrs. Norman Olson, Rockford, 111.; a brother, Dave, 'Swea City; two sisters, Mrs. Esther Buhr, Clear Lake, and Mrs. Alvida Mullert, Mason City; eight grandchildren and one .great-grandchild. Algona r $ Dogs Are Inoculated Yipping, yelping, barking, snarling and a few minor dog fights marked Algona's annual Pet Parade and rabies inocula* lion Saturday. After the smoke had cleared and the needles were emptied the last time, it was discovered that 123 dogs had been licensed and a similar number Inoculated. Dr. Jerry Sliey, Algona veterinarian, capably handled the needle for the injections, assisted by Jim Kolp, Russ Pickett and other members of the Traveling Men's Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce. The latter organization sponsored the parade and awarded prizes to a multitude of children. City Clerk Dave Smith, who issued licenses during the big "shool" Saturday, stated Monday that about 180 local dogs have now been licensed for 1901— slightly more than 40 percent of the town's listed population of dogs, 417. It was also pointed out by eity officials that persons owning dogs in Algona must pay the city license and also the county license. There are more than 3,000 dogs living in the county, according to the county auditor's latest count. Many local persons have the mistaken idea that if they have paid the eity license it is not necessary to pay the county tax. BOTH LICENSES MUST BE PAID. All dogs living in Algona must also have the rabies inoculations, which are good for two years. Dogs inoculated in I960 will not need a shot until 1962, but all others MUST HAVE A RABIES SHOT. The week-long tie-up of dogs here, which began Saturday at midnight, will continue until this Saturday, May 20, at midnight. Wire Clothesline Pat Moniag, in a burst of~ Mother's Day generosity, volunteered io hang up the clothes for his wife last week. Then he made ihe startling discovery thai one of ihe family's wire clotheslines had been neatly snipped off and had disappeared. Pat's associates at the North Central Public Service are enjoying a kidding spree as a result—they keep telling Pat that somebody figured he dried clothes with gas and didn't need the wire clothesline. Mercury Dip And Rainfall Spoil Perfect Week Kossuth county's spring weather (hah!) got back on the rainy and cold track this week after a few days that actually pleased practically everyone. Rain moved in during the night, Tuesday, and continued to fall Wednesday without letting up. By noon Wednesday, 1.2'i inches of moisture had boon measured at the official weather station at KLC.A. A trace wag registered Sunday and .22 of an inch hit the- ground Monday. Summer-like readings preceded the most recent marks. Tho high mercury readings from May 11 through May 15 ranged from 78 to 80 and the lows also stayed well above the freezing mark. II L R May H 78 54 May 12 84 51 May 13 80 55 May 14 79 55 Tr. May 15 81 43 May 10 05 37 May 17 -- 40 1.28 To Build Shop It was announced this week by Henry Furst, Algona barber, that he plans to have a new shop constructed west of his Dairy Croine Hope To Ready New Paving, Hy. 18, Sexton East, By July Final grading, preparatory to paving, of 15.2 miles of new highway on U.S. 18 from Sexton, east to Brill, is now underway. Work slarlcd Tuesday al Ihe west end ui the project just east of Sexton. Crews from Carlson Construction Co., of Decorah have moved in and when the work is in full swing about 120 men will be working to complete it in early July. Paving is expected to start about May 22 if weather is favorable. The wet and dry concrete mix plant will be set up in Britt. Contracts for the completion of No. 18 west were let last fall to Carlson for a total of $887,862. The mix plant to be set up northwest of Brill will load cement and gravel to be hauled by truck to the site of the two big paving mixers on the highway grade. Cement will presumably come from a Mason Cily plant and the gravel and aggregale from Concrete Materials Co., southwest of Garner. Along with this project and others in Ihe area, Ihe highway commission resident engineer's office in Brill will have 30 men inspecling and supervising proj- ecls. This will be Ihe largest force on record out of the Britt office.

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