The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 15, 1961 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 15, 1961
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Dept. of History aftd Dea Moines Id, lotra By Russ Waller * » * While we haven't personally been receiving any- lately, Postmaster Wade Sullivan says, that uf 6 , seems to be 'an endless chain -of schemes being used thru the/malliTfor '.oBtairiing" Mney, savings bonds, or .other things 01 L ./value; and that the methods being, used are- In 'violation of the' postal lottery laws. In fact, those who participate in such, activities! may be subject .ten, criminal prosecution.. It',triakes no -difference whether r the' lists are circulated througjMhe mail or circulated hand to hand', /as long as' . the'money, bonds or receipts are ' mailed, and it ,is then a postal violation. , ' v < '* ' * * ' * ' . \ Sometimes you Just can't win) Last .week we- commented oir new signs along Jones > Street palling attention to the civic "Rose Garden, and asked ,if anyone. had noticed- them. Then ,we adde'dj "for that matter, have you noticed the Rose 'Gardens?." Well, it seems that this last remark was taken in some quarters as sarcastic . . . honest, all we wanted to do was call attention {o both the new signs and the Rose , Garden . . .' both of which we "think look very attractive. ~ * * * Those chiropractors in convention who .offered to help Jack • Kennedy with his ail- 1 ing back,. "4.000 all at once, or one at a -time" lent a -lit, tie humor to the. grist of the .week's misfortunes .,. . and didn't do bad -on the publicity, "either I i; ' ( " • -*V « Regardless of any other aspects of (the 'matter, we venture the thought that if .a new local athletic layout 'is 'completed for high scheol^Use, it \vjll pe a' long, long t|me .J?e|or4 9PP*<t8 t P r ^ willt ever agjfpn 'enjoy :, the comparative . of the fairgrounds grand'" Be Miss Kossuth IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1961 THREE SECTIONS-IB PAGES Wu» 12-PaSe tabloid VOL. 98 - NO. 24 . . . but tiffin, maybe we'd rather sit on planks anyway. ! < - ». • One 4eadei inquires whatever happened ,to, the proposed Wilr son' & CO.. packing, plant here. The company dropped the option it had; on land, northeast of Algona, some time back ... so it. looks like we can forget it. - : . * . * • • Another reader inquires why, if the state has so many. troubles with- running the ' state liquor store's,! they don't sell them to the pities oritowhs in which they aria located, to be run on a municipal' basis. Not a bad idea, either, but hardly .likely to happen. The state stores are too profitable to the state. But think what the same profits could do for local taxes. And no city or town objecting to the stores wpuld have to have one, « ' • * * '• "One lunatic or fool can undo the work of 50,000 righteous. You can't do anything. about the lunatic, nor much about the fool, but you can decrease — by one — the number of people who will listen to their folly. Read, read, READ," Elizabeth Jackson, retiring professor; of English after, 45. years at the University of Minnesota. • » * * . Perhaps if the commentators on the air and in the press would declare & moratorium on their opinions 'for a short lime, in other words f hut up, the tensions between in United States and Russia might be eaied to a considerable degree. • . f « •» . Two Minneapolis residents passed through Algona last week, each on his way to Leaven worth, Kansas. One was the notorious Kid Qann who was traveling in custody to begin a term in the Federal penitentiary. The other was Arch Pease, president of the Minnesota Press Ass'n and publisher of the Anoka, Minn, newspapers, enroute to Fort Leaven- wprth for temporary duty as a reserve army officer. Kid Cann didn't stop, but Colonel Pease did. 1 ••• - » * » Famous Last Line — Looks like there'd b* a lot of horn honkinsl vvvwwyvwwwwvvvvvw RESULTS A clanifted ad in the Upper P«8 Moines, run lent week. «n4 calling fer wHw to IPX 69-T, care of jni» newspaper, brougltf In , . , . 47 Replies t The six charming girls shown here will compeie.ior the title of Miss Kossuth' County when fini judging wall be held in the Algona high school auditoriunVbeginning at 8 p.nvThe winner-aUitomitici ally receives a trip to the Miss <Iowa Contest at.Clear Lake in July — and) :the prize uppermost.wv the minds of all contestants at Clear Lake will be a trip to the Miss America Pageant at Atlantic^ qity,, Girls competing for the title here are,-front row.^left to right, Mariann Schade, 19, originally'fro LuVerne, now employed at Beecher Lane Appliances^here; ^Diane Sltebritz,^20, Allgina,,^employed ait Mason City; and Algona Greenhouses berg, 19, Feniton, who attends St. Olaf College. Judging is based on appearances in formal gown and bathing suit and talent. They will appear in all three categories during the' show here^Saiturday night. The Allgona JayCees' are sponsoring the pageant. (UDM Flashfoto-Engraving) .'••'•.-.> • - : Dies; Funeral Funeral services>$ipr ,Mrs. .vLolai Ladendorff, 89,' Algona" Resident for 50 years, were held Tuesday in McCullough's Funeral Chapel Rev. Max Goldman, Methodist minister of Titonka, officiated and burial was in Riverview cemetery. • Mrs. Ladendorff died Saturday at Park hospital at Mason City. .She was' born Lola Geneve Bartlett, Feb. 16, 1872 at:Waterloo to Henry and Elizabeth Bartlett. She taught in Kossuth county schools before her marriage to William'A. Ladendorff, Dec. 14. 1892. . She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers. Surviving is a son, Ray Ladendorff of Algona. Pallbearers at the services were Lee Hopkins, Matt Bormann,' Herbert Haas, Charles Beringer, H. S. Montgomery and Ted Vera. Finds 6 Leaf Clover At Burt Burt — Craig, 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lauritzson, Burt, has one for "Rlpley's Believe it or not" column, While Craig was mowing the lawn at their home one day this past week, he found not a 3 leaf, nor a lucky 4-leaf, but .a 6-leaf clover. He was being extra careful while mowing along his mother's flower bed, when he made his find- The clover leaf measures about IVi" across and 6 perfectly formed separate leaves. "I'm going to 'press the leaf, said Craig, because if a 4-leaf clover brings you good luck, this one really should!" 26 County Folks At Felco Party Several Kossuth county families were among the more than 650 persons attending the Felco Lakes' Conference for cooperative employees. The conference was held at Vacation Village on West Okoboji June 11-14. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Earnie Meyer, Whjtemorei Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Newbrough Steve, Sherry and Terry, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Enpen, Alvena -and Mervin all of Lone Rock; Mr. and Mrs- Dallas Davids, Barbara and Sheila, Buffalo Center; Mr. arid Mrs. Delbert Geitzenauer. Frieda, Bonnie, Judy, Douglas and Nancy, Fenton; the William Madden, Jr. jEamily, Burt; and Mrs, and Mrs. Don Hanig, Wes- 15c Flour Coupon Offer In Paper With today's Algona Upper i Des,Monies comes the June t Farm it Home'-rotogravure section. v and it is worth 15 cents' to each 'housewife buy•>•' ing flour.: .1 <. i ; • : ' \ , .'"'';."•..: y*f 'Orfethe 1 back pagb .f-p£- Ibe; • -tabloid'.-section is a coupon ti'ifr'onj ftobin : /Hood Flour worth ,15 cents .on the purchase of ANY bag of' Robin Hood. Local area grocers .will redeem the coupons as specified, and have numerous lie- in ads calling attention to the offer. Other features of the 12- page section .include recipes, photo art, and a good article on dairying. • • Compact Auto Will Be Given Away At Fair The Algona JayCees announced Tuesday night that their Auto-Rama project, to be held in conjunction with the Kossuth County Fair in August, is practically assured of success. The club will give away a new Dodge Lancer, one of the top compact cars on the market, the last evening of the Fair, Aug. 18 The gates will be thrown open that night and everyone will be allowed to attend—free.' Ron Taylor and Jim Doocy are co-chairmen of the Auto-Rama which will be backed by sponsors in every town in the county. At the present time, the JayCees have sponsors or commitments from firms in Algona LuVerne, Bancroft, Swea City and Wesley—and the committefc has not yet made contacts in some towns—yet! The Lancer will be purchased from an area dealer and all money spent by the JayCees on the project will remain in the county. Other members of the committee in charge are Dick Ringsdorf Gus Lundh, Jerry Leaneagh, Lea Foxhoven, Don Kramer, Gene Nemmers, Kirby Leighter, Jim Buscher and Vern McClure. Complete details on the Auto- Rama (and how it could affect everyone in the county) will appear later. Machine Shed Burns Wesley — A machine shed 24x40 feet burned to the ground last week on the Frank Matern farm east of Wesley. Silver Wedding Friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. William Jones of Ayrshire are invited to attend an open house in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 18, et the Sacred Heart school hall in Ayrshire from 7-9:30 p.m. Ottosen Child Becomes Second Funeral:' services for little Charles Kayser, 2% year old son of Mr. and 1 Mrs. Herbert < Kayser, Ottosen, who was crushed in a freak auto accident as the family was driving to church at St. Joe Sunday, were held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph's Catholic church at St. Joe. 'Rev. Leo C. Schumacher officiated and burial was at the church cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home of Algona was in charge of arrangements. Paljbears were Edward and Harold Kayser, Dennis Schmidt and James Illg. ' The mishap occurred a mile west and a half-mile norm of St. Joe. The auto, a 1955 Plymouth, was headed south at the time. Mr. Kayser was driving when the litle lad somehow fell against the automatic gear shift of the auto. According to Mr. Kayser, who talked with Deputy Sheriff Don Wood and Patrolman Bill Tordoff, who investigated the .crash, the car was going about 40 miles, an hour. The auto swerved, flipped over and landed upright in a ditch. Charles and Mrs. Kayser were thrown from the auto as it flipped and were pinned underneath when it landed in the ditch. Mrs. Kayser suffered a broken right leg, fractured face bone, lacerations and bruises, and with another son. Peter, 4 months old, who suffered cuts, was rushed to St. Ann hospital where both are now reported in satisfactory condition. Mr. Kayser was uninjured. The car was a total wreck. Charles is survived by his parents, a sister, Jeanne, four brothers, Peter, jerry, Richard and Howard, and Mrs. Maggie Thilges and Mrs. Mary Kayser, grandmothers, St; Joe. His death was the second on the county> roads during 1961. Tractor Rolls, Algona Boy Is Fatally Hurt Funeral services for Gary Kern, 18, well-known Algono "higH school student who died 01 Injuries,, received in a tractor mishap south of Algona Monday .will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. •in the Methodist church here ,,With Rev. N. M, Coughenour ot- fficktirig, Burial will follow at :Eastlawn Memorial -Gardens and jMcCuliough Funeral Chapel is 'In'-charge of arrangements. '-Gary died' at 5:30 p.m. Monday at St. Ann hospital where "he"'was" rushed following the accident at the Bob Deal farm, 2>/a ,ipiles . southeast- of Algona. His firijuries' 'included a ruptured liv- e'r, chest and internal injuries; "Gary, his brother, Ken, and Or- Ville' Duncan, who employed the boys, had been loading sod lat the ;farm when the mishap oc- 6u|TQd. Gary was driving a tractor "which was pulling a wagon .loaded with sod. He started down an incline,' ' the loaded wagon .jackrknifed on slippery grass and the tractor rolled over. J * Gary was pinned between the 'tractor seat and wheel guard. '. Duncan and Ken Kern, who had started to walk to a car 'nearby in which they were to drive to town, hurried at once to the spot where the tractor overturned and used a jack to lift the machine so Gary could be removed and 'taken to the hospital. Gary, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Kern, who reside 'at the south edge of Algona on highway 169, was born Dec. 19, 1942 and woUld have been a junior at Algona high school',-this fall. He was active in freshman-sophomore athletics, having been on the wrestling and football Squads during the past school year. He is survived by his'parents, eight brothers .and four sisters. They are Delmar, Martin, Frank, Ken^Bill, Steve,'Karen 'and LiA- 'cte'; fc Alg6napB6b,.';in'th'e- air force; Phoenix, Ariz., Dale, Pamona, Cal., Mrs. Kay. Groesbeck, Fort Dodge, and Opal, Lodi, Cal. His grandmotherers, Mrs. Rebecca Lowman, Algona, and Mrs. Amanda Kern, Fenton, also, survive. Pallbearers at the funeral will be Mike Kain, Terry Brandow, Bob Patton, Don Hutchison, Don Urch and Dave Humphrey. 6 From Area Are Graduates At LS.T.C. Degrees were conferred upon 891 graduates at the Iowa State Teachers College 84th Commencement Exercises June 9. The .graduates included 359 candidates for the degree of master of . arts in education. The graduates were presented by Dean of the College William C. Lang,- and degrees were awarded by President J. W. Maucker. Included in the list of graduates were six young people from this area: Algona — Joan Lee Henry and Mary Jane Lickteig. ' Buffalo Center — Carolyn Jeanne Hanson. Corwith — Marlys Mullin Hankins. Fenton — William Henry Jentz. Livermore — Norman Henry Rutz. Ottosen — Martha Ann Usher. Whittemore Man Gashes Leg On Power Saw Blade Whittemore — Art Heidenwith, correspondent for the Algona Upper Des Moines, suffered a painful leg injury Friday afternoon while working in the Erwin Siems tenant house. Heidenwith was using a SkiV saw at the time. He released the saw and the guard over the blade stuck and didn't fall into place as it should. As a result, he received a gash two inches deep and five inches long in his right thigh, just missing the bone. He was taken to Algona when a doctor closed the wound with 35 stitches. Stock Car Driver Dies Of Burns After Crash 3 Check Writers Are Jailed Here A Boone man, Roland Bechtol, 22, was returned to Algona by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Tuesday to face false check charges. A preliminary hearing of the matter may be held this morning in justice court. Bechtoi was picked up by the sheriff at Boone on information and request of Sheriff Lindhorst after he passed four checks to local firms within the past few weeks. Two other men, Leon M. Pase, Baltimore, Md., and Jennings Jenkins, Wallace, W. Va., are also being held in the local jail awaiting a preliminary hearinp in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court or charges of issuing false checks The easterners were apprehended by Police Chief Al Boekelman and Policeman Ernie Hutchison here during the weekend. A local grocer furnished the lead to the case when he refused to cash a check for them They later passed a check at ai> other grocery store and were picked up and booked. The check was in the amount of $48. 80. They are being held i ' The two cers involved in the tragic crash and night at Algeria Speedways are shown here. The by Cordes, who died 10 hours after he was severely Dick Bennett, which crashed into the Cordes car below. -: ' .',,!>•*»! 1 Cordes was knocked unconscious when his auto north of ithe grandstands and suffered third degree into flames after being hit by the Bennett auto, mishap. Benneltt jumped from his auto on impact Photos) ' . One of the t.op modified stock car drivers in the slkte, Larry Cordes, 23, from Stout (near Waterloo), died at 9, a.m. Sunday in St.' Ann hospital of severe burns and injuries received in a spectacular crash and fire during the. sixth lap of the feature event at' the fairgrounds .Saturday night. A large crowd, which included Cordes' father, witnessed the tragedy. • , : •" , Kossuth Speedways Manager, Lament Wellehdorf, announced less than 30 minutes after Cordes' death that the 'remainder of the; race program scheduled here this summer has been suspended temporarily. Ten Saturday night ovents, and a possible July 4th program, remained .on the slate. Tragic Climax The spectacular crash served as a horrible climax to an exciting night of racing that featured all kinds of mishaps. The tragedy occurred on the northwest corner of the half-mile oval. Les Wildin and G. Schatts- schneider, both of Algona, who were leading the pack at the time, made the turn and were in front of the grandstand when Cordes came around the outside of the turn and apparently attempted to head toward the inside of the track. His car rolled sideways three or four times, then bounced high into the «ir (15-20) feet before coming to rest near the straightaway toward the inside of the track. Cars driven by Lamar Crail, Algona, and Bob Gorrett tangled near the outside of the turn behind the Cordes car and shot out through the fence, winding up within a few feet of parked cars north of the grandstand. Out of the dust at the corner came a car driven by Dick Bennett of West Bend. He either couldn't see the Cordes car lying on its side in front of him or couldn't,steer arpund it—and his car slammed into the trunk area of the prone vehicle. Bennett managed to leap from his machine as it struck the other. Ignites Like Blowtorch Huge, blowtorch-like flames shot out of the wreckage immediately, and it was apparent to practically everyone in the stunned crowd that one, and possi- iJly two drivers, were doomed. No one in the grandstand had seen Bennett escape. He suffered from extreme shock. Track officials, including flagman Stan Reidel, who suffered burns, and Wellendorf, and men from the pits near the scene scurried to the blaze and attempted to get the trapped and .unconscious r- * fire which took the life of Larry Cordes Saturday completely demolished and fire-gutted car driven burned, is shown above, while the auito, driven by during the sixth lap of the feature event, is shown rolled over several times coming out of the turn burns over most of his body when the car burst which was also quite badly burned foMowing the and was not trapped in'the blaze. (UDM Polaroid Real Estate & Business v Changes Made In Algona DRIVER'S BURNED SHOE Cordes out of the wreckage— to no avail. Use of a 30-pound dry chemical extinguisher from the city's emergency truck, parked in the pit, failed to control the blaze. The extinguisher is the type used on gas fires, usually with great success. The fire truck, parked outside of the fence on the east side of the track, extinguished the blaze after experiencing some difficulty getting through a large crowd that gathered at the scene. Policemen'had ia great deal of difficulty keeping people back from the fire. The fire truck, under city rul- inR, must be parked so it is available to answer possible fire calls in town or to put out fires started by racing cars in buildings and the grandstand surrounding the track. Fire Chief Ira Kohl requested permission from Mayor C. C. Shicrk to sunnly a fire truck and the emergency truck 'at the stock car races. Cordes was removed from the cur and rushed to St. Ann hospital, suffering from third degree burns on most of his body and a possible arm fracture. Practically all of his clothing was burned off and he was badly swollen from his burns. When removed from the completely demolished car, he was taken from the driver's seat and his safety belt had burned in two. The young driver had won the feature event at Dayton two straight Friday nights before he appeared here. His death was the second on the local track in modern history. A young St. Paul driver was killed during modified stock car races in 1948. Cordes is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. William Cordes of Stout, a brother and sister. His mother was called and escorted to Algona by the highway patrol immediately after the crash. The feature was not completed. The program was the third qf 13 scheduled on the local track this season. In a deal completed this week the former creamery building on East State St., owned by Lloyd Pratt, was traded to Jack Limbaugh of the OK Rubber Welders, for his present building at the corner of State and Jones. Limbaugh also purchased the filling station corner just east of the old creamery from Tony Theesfield of Estherville, The OK Rubber Welders will move July 1 to the new location including the old creamery and corner which includes a filling station and adjacent building. Possession is being givon July 1 to Limbaugh, and to Pratt for the corner building by August 1, allowing Limbaugh a month to mov° to his new location. Pratt said he would probably rent the corner building. In another business change, Ralph Strayer will become the now lessee of the Standard Oil Station at the corner of State and Jones, presently operated by John Hopkins. The latter is giving up his lease as of July 1. He said he had no definite plans for the immediate future. He h-as been the lessee of the station since 1948. Strayer has been with DX as bulk man for a good many years, also. Burt Youth Is A New Marine David James Christensen, 22, has enlisted in the United States Marine Corps for three years and was assigned to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California for twelve weeks of basic training. Christensen will be transferred to Camp Pendleton, California where he will undergo four weeks of individual combat training prior to his first military leave in September. David, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Christensen, Burt, was a recent student at the Iowa State University at Ames. He enlisted through Staff Sergeant Dick Myers, Marine recruiter from Des Moines.

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