The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 8, 1961 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 8, 1961
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Dept* of History and De3 Moines 19, • f, By Buss Waller * , * * , Problems, always problems in life. Seems like we just got all the basin phone numbers : copied off on the directory cover? and here conies a brand new telephone book! •»,.. •« . • * , • Howie Siephenson of Ihei high school fa6ulty will spend two weeks this summer at• Fort Sill, Okla, as , a reserve officer. He told this to'pbn Smith, and added that; he would be Baking a course of :instructi6ri in missiles. "Fine," said Don. "Just tell mo when you're- leaving ahd I'll move my family'into the cellar." .:• ''•. ' * • * *'-•-;.:• ••:•.•''•• ••• ;• Everybody/ has a system on how to impress various points iri the minds of the young folks. Such art'individual is A" W. Ober- wettefr, of Algeria. A while back as/lie! land 'a*; young man Were -tinkering ^ gested thdt a "motor he sug- his . helper "get a" . liucket of 'water for this air-cool^ ed motor." , The assistant .obligingly lugged back a bucket of water and after a few momenta complained that he couldn't find the radiator. '"And that," observ* 'ed Mr. Oberwetter, :"is to prove the point that 'one 1 must lean; to observe and think!" • ' ' *- '•'• »-• ' * ' For the past three summers students from Iowa State University fish and game division have "trained", at the Union Slough Game Refuge. This summer it is I.S.U. sophomore' Dave Trauger of Lu Verne; who is doing a stint there until .the start of the fait term under tutelage of Harold Burgess, Union SJough custodian. '.*.! «•.'*• - ' A popular bachelor might be described : as one with 1 lots of near Mrs." ; 'you nqiiced the- new " 'ghway 1&9 (Jonaa ESTABLISHED 1663 u Mcohd ciaa matter at the portottfee at Alton*, Iowa. Nov. i, 1932. under Act at CongreM of Mtnh STmi. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1961 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 98 - NO. 23 Lakota Dairy Days Host ' • • r ' . Next Tuesday, Wednesday Days Lakeia will hold its annual community Dairy Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, June 13-14. Tree milk and lee cream will be dislrJbuled bofh days, Rides and 'concessions will be on hand for the two days, Ad- yaijce tickets may be purchased for 10 cents prior to the 13th frdm any Lakota merchant. 'The Lakota Commercial Club is sponsoring the event. To Honor Father Foley, Silver Jubilee, June 12 A silver jubilee Mass honoring Palther J6hn J, Foley, S.J., will be Selebrdted "in St. Michael's church n Whittemore, .Monday, June 2 0:30 a.m., 1 Father Philfo Daffiey tas^or of S.t. Michael's; has an '!•% *«m» •i' T "i"PS'«&..'.** r , " * ^^ street) in Algpni calling attent- *«.«• *"_ '-it.-,'.v»*w.iirik_'.it-- i-* s '•-.-".**• -« > school, or sit the corner of North" and Harlanj streets for . . . that matter, have you noticed the roSe gardens? • * * • • Strolling 'along the other after noon, enjoying the sun on State street, 'and meeting a constant stream of friends, C. B. Murtagh, retired dean of local bankers^. . just back from witnessing the graduation of their daughter, Molly Patricia, who .received a bachelor of 'arts degree at Miami (Ohio) University, Wade Sullivan, Algona postmaster, and his wife ... he's an early morn. ing riser, Crpig Smith, probably heading for 'the airport and a fast trip via air to some street surfacing project of the 'North Iowa Asphalt Co.. . . . more young folks looking for jobs this summer than in a long, long time— hope they all find them . . . several from this area were in Des Moines last Saturday afternoon to hear Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman speak . . . the basis of Virg Smith's successful fish lure is a can of Puss in Boots cat food 'and cracker, crumbs— the minnows go after it, the big ones' follow the minnows! • •• • ». . Several young men were a bit hasty, one evening last week, in disposing of beer bottles along the highway. Seems they stopped on the highway near Emmets burg to check a tire. While stopped, a patrol car came along and thinking they might be in troub* le, also stopped. The men hastily started throwing beer bottles from the two cars, ppssibly with guilty consciences, but riot be-. cause they had done anything wrong— up until that point. Then they were changed with throwing glass on the highway, and werf fined $100, -a fine shared by the 10 men in the two cars. They were not intoxicated, and. the fact that they had beer in the car had nothing to do with it, the justice of the peace explained. But you can't throw bottles on the highway, * * * One local husband, waxing e bit eloquent on the subject of wives, advises that if you keep your wife busy enough she will not have time to find fault and feel sorry for herself, While this man is not a PhD, he may have something there. Only thiqg he didn't explain was how you accomplish the whole thing. Perhaps Grape io Woman's World will have a few tart remarks to make on this onet • «" ' * '• • In cafe you spot those little ads in tody's paper with only one word, "ACOR/TS," and wonder wh>at it's all about . . , so do we! * * » . Ffnwws fcftil Ltei *- tMlc b« nothing to do with l», I'm right! jailor nounced. Officers of the Solemn High VTftss willbe Rev. Edward Fande of Rockwell City, Rev. John,W Mullen'of Clare, Rev. Maurice E Crause,' recently ordained, es master .of ceremonie's'.- All are ormer members of St. Michael's >arfsh, and Fathers Fandel am Mullen assisted Father Foley' in lis first Mass at ;Whittemore in Father Foley, since ordination^ pent 13 years as principal o; Vfarquetlte University high school Milwaukee, was assistant d'ean al Ireighton University for : one ear, and as regent of the Creigh- drt' Medical! School for six years •le is now completing his third ear as president of the Creig'h- on Prep School. While Father Foley's parent? rte deceased, his three i sisters vill return for the Silver Jubilee. They ;are Sister Mary Dorothea Parian High, Omaha'; Sister Mary Cecilia; principal of Holy Name rade school, Omaha; and Mrs. ames F. .McCreary, ; -Detroit, hree brothers, Dr. James B. Foey of * Portland, Oregon, ' and n rank and Daniel, will also join i the celebration. '•>.-.' Priests of the Sioux City Dio- ese. have been invited to attend, hid two of Father Fpfley's classmates, His Excellency, Bishop Hoch of Sioux Palls, 1 arid Frater Patrick of rSti Labre Indian Mission, 1 Monltaria, plan to attend. • ', V-:-A.:' re'cepKiiort ••will'-be^ held "•'8t*Sit. Michael's Hall ip. Whittehiore after the 7:30 p.m. Benediction sof th!e Blessed 1 Sacrament; at St. Michael's. 'The public is 'cordially invited to attend <the reception and program. 6 From County Graduate Friday AtU. of Iowa Some 1,170 students will receive degrees at The State University of Iowa's spring Commencement exercises Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the University Fieldhouse, according to Ted McOarrel, executive dean for student services. Kossuth area students who will receive degrees include Algona — Law to James Kelley, 320 Fair St.; B. A. to Robert Henitges, 1421 E. Spruce, Political Science; Bancroft B. A. .to Philip Garry, Chemistry; B.B.A. to Thomas Clark, General Business; Fenton — B.A. to Oscar Sorensen Jr., Sociology; Ledyard — M.B.A. to LuVerne Theft Solved; Arrest Ft. Dodge Ring Father Foley Six New Cases The arrest of six Fort DBdge youths, ranging in age from 15Ho 18, led to the arrest of four more Saturday, which ultimately solved a grocery store brdak»ili^at LuVerne .during the night of May 31-June 1, according to Sheriff .Ralph. Lindhorst, ttho r> leased .details, of, the taejak-?n Monday morning. , ^ j> According tb LindhorSt, the TrSuger grocery store at liuyerfie was robbed of more than $100 Ir cash and some fresh' m^atKfrqm the meat counter during; -the breach!. ''"','' ?'*,\'The-youths who adrrjitte'd the break-in at LuVerne iri&udei Harold E. Low, Jrj, 20, t<eori Cahill, 18, 'Marvin D. Summers. 18, and 'Eugene' Summers, - t l(? all of Fort Dodge. *-j •' They were arrested by .authorities at 'Fort Dodge after? the other six were apprehended/ and questioned 'about 31 break-ins in Fort Dodge and five area. Counties, Kossuth, Webster, .Calh'ouh, Humboldt and Pocahohtas. All '61 the reported .break-ins Occurred •within the past two or three weeks. l According to the youths^ lool taken in most of the bre'ak-ins" was small, with ' the largest amount of cash reportedly .stolen amounting to $200. None of the 10 took part in all of the break- ins, according to statements taken from the youths.. They burglarized . a tavern (twice), drive-in movie and' roller skating rink, at Fort Dodge and filling stations, lumber yards, hardware stores, taverns, , : co-op elevators,, barber shops- and..',tin implement firm ^ in Other/, surrounding towns. . Lindhorst stated Monday Jthlat .it is possible one or more of'.the boys may be returned, here 5 'tc face possible court action .resulting, from the LuVerne break-in. All' 10 .members of the* .burglary ring were held at Fort*, Dodge for questioning,- : •„.,,,; *:,»)/v 3,000 Pmg Pong BO//S HoW A Gift Or Bargain Coupon Sidney Skaar. The Commencement speaker will be James Morrill, former president of the university of Minnesota, who is now consultant to the' Ford Foundation in New York. Morrilll's topic will be "The Challenge of World Affaire." President Virgil M. Hancher of 5UI will confer degrees and deliver the traditional charge to the graduating students. , Awards for students in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy will be- presented during the special medical and dental convocations and the pharmacy senior dinner the evening before Commencement. They will also be listed in the Comniencement program.- These include. James Kelly, L4, Order of the Coif (for high scholarship in 'law), 320 Fair St.; James McMahon, L2, Law Club Dontestant plaque for participation in Junior Arguments, '217 S. Wooster, bath of Algona. Corwith Infant Pits; Funeral Held, Algona Funeral services for Steven Owen Stammer, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Stammer of Corwith, were held Monday in Mc- Cullpughs Funeral Chapel here with Rev. M. H. Brower officiating. Burial was in the Irvington cemetery. The infant, born April 23 this year at St. Ann hospital, had been in ill health since birth and died Friday at a. Mason City hospital. Survivors, besides his parents; include two brothers, James and Randy, and a sister, Victorie. District Court A total of six new cases, including a damage suit, divorce matter and four account petitions, were filed in district court here during the past week. • A West Bend teacher, Irvin Morey, who allegedly suffered an acute disc lesion while "on duty at school, seeks $1,346.75 from Mutual of Omaha and Mutual Benefit, Health and Accident Association of Omaha for payment of hospital and doctor bills -incurred after the injury. Morey's petition claims the company has liability in the mat- .er, but has refused to pay the lospjtal and doctor expense. According to the petition, Morey suffered the injury Jan; 29, 1961. Ruth L. Richards has filed suit lor divorce from Earl E. Richards. They reside in Algona and married Mar. 1, 1938 at Sibley There .are no minor children. ruel and inhuman treatment is claimed by the plaintiff. In account actions, Forney Industries, Inc., plaintiff, seeks $80.92 from Randall S. Clark, defendant; Whittemore Co-Op Elevator, plaintiff, seeks $516.60 from Lorenz Vigdal, defendant, and $703.05 from Norman and Ruth Schultz, defendants; and Schultz Bros., plaintiff, seeks $1,120 from Carl V. Froehlich, defendant, for settlement of a promissory note. JayCee Contest Entries Close Today (Thursday), June 8, is the final deadline for filing of entries in the Miss Kossutb, County Pageant, being sponsored by the Algona JayCees. To date, according to Jim Kersbergen, chairman of the event. there is a possibility . that . girls will be candidates for the title. Nominations have been received for Karen Navoichick, Mariann Schade, Pamela Waller, Alona Kinne, all of Algona, and Nancy Ann Garman of Burt. One local girl, nominated earlier. withdrew from the entry list this week. It is possible other contestants will enter the fold before the deadline. Judging in the local piageant will be held at the high 'school June 17 and will be based on •appearances in ba thine suits and formals and talent. The winner here will appear in the state contest at Clear Lake in July Living At Swea City Mrs Anna Zanke of Burt is HQW living ait the home of Robert Harvey at Swea City. Algona Pastor To Washington Church Meeting Rev. E. C. Isaacson of First Lutheran church, Algona, will leave Sunday, .June, 11, for Seattle, Wash., where he .will be « delegate to the 102nd annual Synod of Augustana Lutheran church to be held the'r6 'June 12-18. • : It is probable that at a session Tuesday, June 13, delegates will •approve final and formal ratification of the agreement for merger of Augustana with the. American Evangelical Luther ar church, the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran church and the United Lutheran church into what will be known as the Lutheran church in America, with 3V4 million members. The approval will mean the constituting convention' of the new church will be held June 28-July 1, 1962. During the convention at Seattle this month, delegates will be asked to approve a proposed budget of 5% million dollars for work of the church in 1963. One of the highlights of the convention will be the Ecumenical Ser-.. vice Wednesday evening. The final and climactic service of the convention will be the traditional • ordination service Sunday afternoon, June 18, when 51 young men, all graduates of Aumistenn Theological Seminary j at '.Rock Isl'anr, 111., will be ordained into the Holy Ministry. - 1 Livermore Lady Passes; Funeral Held Wednesday Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Miller, 82, Livermore, were, held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Liridhari Funeral Home at Hum' boldt with Rev. Worthie Usher of Livermore officiating. Burial followed at Livermore. Mrs. Miller, a long-'time resident of Livermore, died Sunday night at a Humboldt nursing home where she had been for the past two weeks. Stella Darlington, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. William Darling* ton, was born Nov. 15, 1878 near B.urlington. She was married to Harry Miller at Oscepla and the Millers moved to Livennore tq make their home in 1922. Mr. Miller died in 1955. She is survived by two song Paul and Bud; three daughters. Mrs. Harry Bordwell and Mrs. Ray Wilson, Livermore, and Mrs. Verla Carey, Mihot, N. P.; 16 grandchildren pid several grandchildren. Three thousand ping pong balls derived by special courier (Bill Steele, secretary of'the Chamber of Commerce) here early Wednesday morning, just in time for Algona's big June Shower of Bargains — »O be held here this Friday and Saturday, June 9-10. Shortly after the large shipment of bajls arrived, Chalmer Read, local furniture dealer who served with Brail Wright, C. V. Fowler.and'Don, Frederick on the committee lining up the promotion, stopped in at the Chamber office and wanted to see a test flight of some ,of the balls. He was joined by Donna Knoll, the secretary's secretary, and" with the aid-of Steele and Oliver Carlson/ who just happened'to walk by the door, a flight of ping pong balls Was launched — with the results shown above. The camera managed to stop 20 of the k>ouncy objects in midair as Read registered his approval of the project. . The ping pong balls, all containing a coupon good for a gift or a real special deal on merchandise at the participating merchants' stores, are slated to be dropped from a plane by Leighton Misbach three times during the two-day event. • The first load will be dropped over the business district at 10'a.nii Friday, followed by another large flight at 3 p.m. the same, day and still another Saturday at 2 p.m. A total of 55 merchants are'participating and all plan to have bargains galore to offer .everyone. The coupons willbe honored during the two days., . ' • ( ' ' Steele and his wife drove to Rockwell City and picked the ping pong balls up from a freight truck at 6 a.m. Wednesday. Mrs Steele then began counting out the boxes of balls and sacking them so they could be delivered to stores — and the job was complete by .11 a.m. the same day. It was also announced that traffic in the business district will be stopped by local police officers at the times when the ping pong balls" are dropped. (UDM Polaroid Photo—Engraving) Crops Away To Above Average Staff' After 2 Soaking Rains Governor Erbe r n Party will be held Friday, 'June 9, under <t.he sponsortship of the Northwest Iowa Mayors Association and Northwest Iowa Cham- ber'of Commance Executives. The event will take place at the Algona Country Club, and will open with a round of morning golf and a plunge in the pool before 'the 1 , business meeting sch- eduled'for the afternoon. Following the noon luncheon, speakers will be Pat Touche, Waterloo, speaking on ithe road use tax; •'. Ben Fowlers, speaking on civil defense; E. B. Storey, director' of the Iowa Development Commission; Kenneth Fairall, director of the Small Business Administration in Iowa; Carl Pesch, Iowa Dept. of Public Safety; and L, M. Clausen and. staff, Iowa Highway. Commission A ladies luncheon will be held at the Algona Hotel. In the evening a hospitality hour will be held starting at 5 p.m. and the banquet has been set for 6:30 p.m. with Governor Norman Erbe and Mrs Erbe as special guests of honor. Governor Erbe will spetak. Other program numbers are "The Nubbins", barbershop quartet, ' and Bob Bliss and his trained -dog, "Thorwald." Linda Clark Is Queen Choice, LuVerne Band ' Rain, measured at 1.7 inches early Wednesday <at the weather station >at KLGA, but in much larger doses in other areas, moved in to Kossuth county Monday and got downright serious about the whole thing Tuesday night. According to weather forecasters, cloudy, rainy weather might remain in. the area through Thursday (today). Earlier, prog nosticators predicted rain Linda Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don .Clark of Galbraifh, was chosen recently by the Lu- Verne Band to represent them in the annual North Iowa Band Festival at Mason City. Linda is an active participant in basketball, Softball and band as a twirler. She has been in njixed chorus,'girls glee club, and has served as president of her class the past two years. She will be a senior next fall. After graduation next year, she plans to attend Medical Technology school in Minnesota. Her father owns and operates the Clark Grain Co. at Galbraith. (UDM Engraving) Loses Job In Liquor Store Four area liquor store employees, John Wood of Algona, Omer Kunkel of Briitt, John Wonerly of Livermore and George West of West Bend, were among 143 regular stale employees who received letters of dismissal from the Iowa liquor conitro/1 commission this week. Two others, Culvert Johnson of Livermore and Clifton Tow of Armstrong, also received letters of dismissal as regular employees, but will be Classified as part-time help and remain on the job. Wood, well-known local man who has been, employed at the local liquor store for the past 17 years, stated Wednesday morning he had no immediate plans for the future. He wijl receive his two- week vacation, • beginning June 17, so June 16 will be his last day on the job here. The cutback in employees is part of an "economy" move on the part of the commission after Gov. Erbe and ithe state legislature imposed the budget cuts during the last session of the state's governing body at Des Moines. The commission aliso announced it might be necessary to cut more employees from ithe payroll later if operating funds demand it. There are 540 full time workers in the state's 189 liquor stores and 140 employees in the central office, and warehouse at present. Mr. Wood served as county chairman' of the Ground Observer Corps here for several years, and since it was abolished has been head of the Civilian Defense setup for Kossuth County. Car Damaged A car owned by Henry Moore of Algona caught fire in the new city parking lot on East Call street, resulting in extensive damage to the wiring and hood of the auto. Firemen were called at 9:25 a.m. and the fire promptly extinguished. Fire Chief Ira Kohl stated that defective wiring was responsible for the blaze. To Visit Washington Mary Jean Hood, daughter of Mr and Mrs Eugene Hood of Algona, is leaving Sunday for Kansas City, where she will join her aunt awd uncle, Mr and Mrs Frank Bonder, for a three-weeks trip to Washington, J>. C. L 62 57 44 47 55 57 60 R .57 .01 1.17 through Friday. A downpour moved in on Algona Tuesday evening—and the result was large pools standing on lawns, gardens and streets Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, temperature readings moved up the ladder and added to a high humidity count, made things slightly uncomfortable for a while. It appeared late Monday=that hail might make,.ian appearance, but none has been .ripoyted ,in Kqssuthj,:There was "hail•'reported in Webster-cpuflty* Here are the readings for the week: • H June 1 88 June 2 78 June 3 78 June 4 78 June 5 82 June 6 80 June 7 72 Total rainfall during the week was 1% inches, which, according to County Extension Director Dean B'arnes, "will help the oats no end." Barnes also gave ia short statement on the crop outlook Wednesday afternoon. By and large, everything is average, or better for this time of year. The corn stand is good—and in fact, above average, according to Dean. There will be a lot.of cultivating done as soon as fanners are 'able to get back in fields after the rains. Beans 'are also above average and the oat crop, which had been called average, must now be moved into the same Category as corn and beans. Of course, hay and pastureland are in good shape. Farmers will probably begin cutting alfalfa in about a week. There have been reports of damage by aphids, especially in the southwest part of Kossuth, but for the most part the alfalfa is about ready. From now on, harvest will depend on rainfall, Nature and cultivation. In the meantime, 78% of all Kossuth farms were participating in the feed grain program for 1961. In Iowa as a whole about 2.9 million bushels of land will be taken out of feed production this year, or about 23% of the total corn base. E.Youngwirlh Funeral Held Rites Held For Premature Baby At Whittrmore Last rites were held for Joseph James Buscherfeld, prematurely- born son of Mi-, and Mrs. James Buscherfeld of Whittemore, ir> the Hyink Funeral Home there at 11 a.m. Sunday with Fr. Philip Dailey officiating. Burial was at St. Michael's cemetery at Whittemore. The baby is survived by his parents and maternal grandparents, the Jpe Keenes of Bode. Mrs. Buscherfeld is the former Irene Keene. Fractures Hip An Algona man. Bill Fuller, is recuperating following a fall in which he suffered a fractured tvip. The mishap occurred at the Algona Country Club Kay 29 when Mr. Fuller slipped on the locker room floor after he had played a round of golf. He was treated at Park hospital, Mason City. Funeral services-for Mrs-.'-Frank (Emma) Youngwirth, 49,- wellv known Algona woman, were held ceUa's Catholic church with' Msgri, P. P. Georeh officating. Burial followed at the St. Benedict cemetery. Pallbearers were Harry. Thilges, William Erpelding, Dick Burt, Barney Gisch, William Meyer and Ernest Nauman. Mrs. Youngwirth, who operated a cafe here for the past ten years, died suddenly Saturday morning in a St. Cloud, Minn hospital. She became ill while visiting there and died shortly after entering the hospital. Born at St. Benedict April 30, 1913, Emma Rohm was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jbseph Rahm. Sho was married to Frank Youngwirth in December, 1936 and the Youngwirths farmed in the St. Benedict «irea before moving to AlRona in 1951. She had operated Frank and Em's Cafe here since that time. Mrs. Youngwirth was a member of Catholic Dauehters of America and St. Cecelia's Catholic church here. Besides her husband, she is survived bv three sons, Elmer, LuVerne, Darwin, Spencer, and Donald, Fort Dodge: her mother, Mrs. John Bierl. St. Benedict; find several brother anrl sisters, including Mrs. Svlvia Gormann, Mrs. Arclylh Thomason. Mrs. Art Ristau 'and Magnus Rnhm, AlKonn: and five grandchildren. Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Walter Wegener Of Fenton Dies In Rochester Fenlon — Walt Wegener, lifelong resident of Palo Alto and Kossuth counties, died early Tuesday morning in Rochester, Minn. He was taken to Rochester on Sunday after spending sever-* al weeks in the Emmetsburg hospital. Walter Fred Wegener, son of John and Alvina Wegener wai born on December 8, 1899 at the family farm home five miles southwest of Fenton. He and his daughter Joan moved to Fenton in 1956. February 12, 1924 he married Lillian Wiusenhofer and to this union three children were born, Gene, John and a daughter Joan, all of whom survive. Walter also has three granddaughters and two sisters, Mrs. Albert Bleckwenn and Mrs. Wm. Miller. His wife proceeded him in death in 1951. Services will be Thursday, at 2 p.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran church, Fairville, with burial in the church cemetery, with the Rev. Robert Eckleman officiating*

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