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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 22, 1961
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eSTABLISHED 1863 u MM&d claw matter «iJhi poito&M tt »*«, Jtov. 1, 1931. Undw Act of Confrew of March ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1961 THREE SECTIONS-18 PAGES VOL. 98 - NO. 25 By HUBS Waller , 'Some of our recent Algona graduates lost no time seeing " uT e *?£ the world —and fulfull- ihg .military service obligatibm Slff- J ? h . n Spencer and Steve •Miller joined the Navy"and are now stationed at, San Diego ir. boot training ; . ., terry"! ,Farn'- strom, John ;Gilbert, and' John Moore have "joined ;th6"Ali' 'Force' , arid [are stationed, at i Lackland Field, Texas. ' • t , .-; f- ." '* '.*' \ *',",' " Someone—we ihink 'It,"War Herman Ha'uberg—once told us that the stretch of highway 18 from the Sexton rail crossing to just east of Cylinder,, was thfr longest .stretch o.f straight" road in; Iowa.. If that is sol,' then ,the stretch is having about five miles aqded to it because the new paving from Sexton east to just outside of Wesley is straight as e string, eliminating' the grade crossing at Sexton/as 4 well . . . incidentally, the Milwaukee Road ga>e up the,ghost and just never did replace, the wooden, barrier gates.after'-,the .last time; they were cracked, off by careless motorists. « ,:*,,.,., . Elsewhere ,on .Ihis page Is a picture of a pair of Algona prize- winning twins, and they are not the "most'unliked! mixed twins" as ^reported in the Register .'. . the,y are the most»un-alike other twin winners from the area were-Brenda and Bonnie Jacobson, Ottosen; and Ivan and Ivadelle 'Teitz, Whittemore,\ in 'the recent-state Twin Club, contests ,'- »•••: * MAIL, BAG: "Please send me 'another copy of/June 15 issue, our" mail man only brought the first section . . . he is good at leaVing'nTiail around the neaghbprfiood. One never/did get tha.wjiter bill" New Church Dedication of the new $250,000 First Presbyterian Church; of Al- gqna will -take' place Sunday, June 26. , , The new church, covering an entire block, is located at the east.end qf.State.Street. ' •'. Dedicatiori' services' have been set for 10:15, a.m. Sunday, with Rev. Myron Brower, church pas-, tor, tp'deliver -the sermon. -. ; The Order for'Dedication is to take place starting at 2 p.m. Rev. Dr. Robert. H. French, synod executive of Iowa for the Presbyterian church will deliver the dedication sermon. Presentation of the keys will'be'made by Joseph Skew, member of the building committee. -','•-. ': At 8 p.m. a Communion service ..will be held at th,e church, with Rev. Dr. Gaylord M. Couchman, president .of the University of Dubuque, to deliver the sermon. Th.e Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will, follow. Following., the Order of Dedication in. the afternoon.,. all are invited to inspect the ,new church facilities, and refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hafll. Building Committee members are Oliver CarJson, chairman, Joseph Skow, Assistant chkifjnan Mrs. Fred Geigel, secretary, atic Al Ag'ena, Richard. BOrt, Mrs John Foth, Alwin "Huehhold, Ptau! James and Leon Martin. v Church trustees are Donald •Asa,' chairman, Marl in Meehl* hause, secretary, Merlon Baker, Oliver Carlson-, Donald-Henuniha' sen, Arthur Krause, Irwiin' Mfl- eug,- William Marshall,. Dick Meyer,'' Irving Miller, Clauofl Ruark and Alfred Schenck'., ' * In section"" three "of today's paper, readers will find a further presentation of the* new Algona Presbyterian church. Plan July 4th Program At Drive-In Fourth of July will be given a special program at the Drive-In Theatre here, Ray Langfitt, manager, announces. He is planning an Early Bird Stage show. Doors will open at 4 p.m., and the stage program will begin at 5 p.m. There will be free pony rides, balloons for the kids, nnd as darkness falls a double feature movie will be presented. Then to climax thfe evening, a big fireworks display is planned. The stage .program will Include the Bode brothers on their marimbas, Diana Stebritz in stage acts, trick and fancy roping, and Eddie Sifert,' famous clown who performed with Ringling "Bros. More reminded pf jny duties ; ' 8%?pTiti)Bcity ; chairman gona Federated Woman's Club after reading your nice comments the past two" weeks jabput the municipal rose garden. This is one of the projects sponsored and donated by the club's Department of -Family Living of which Mrs. Lyle Steele is chairman, assisted by. Mrs. Leo Steven .and Mrs. August Slagle . who work hand in hand with the Park Commis- jion, and the City Council" ... Mrs. J. B. Asa. ' - . * . • * ' ' Our paper last week carried the obituary of Mrs. Lola ^Ladendorff, 89. Some years back Mrs, Ladendorff'called the office and said she wished to subscribe to the paper, but was unable to leave her home, and if someone would drive out to her place in the east end of town she would have the money, ready, Well, the writer drove out'there, and Mrs, Ladendorff graciously prepared a snack and coffee while we talked '... every' year after that, when her subscription came due, Mrs. Ladendorff would' call someone would go out, • and she always had the same, nice little lunch all ready. We shall miss those yearly trips. '. * * ,*.... One of out spies reports ther.e is a new use for Metracal . . . rub it on the hair to cure fat- heads, .' '•'»'•*• Vice-Admiral Hyman Rickover is not likely to wia a trophy as the most popular person in the Navy, but the sharp-tonguea father of the atomic submarine might qualify for one awarded on the basis of fearlessness. This week he commented on the Annapolis officer training setup as follows; Midshipmen are a regi. mented group being trained for a Navy which no longer exists, by officers, many of Whom do not know the real needs el today's Navy and who are not oware that they 4«n'* know," • ' Admiral Rickovert suggestion: Abolish the service academies or immediately bring them up to the realistic present and future needs, As a parting shot the Admiral said that he thinks nine out of 10 academy students stop thinking and studying after gradua. Mrs.Kelsols Heart Victim; Funeral Held Funeral services lor Mrs. James (Amelia) Kelso, 66, 'were held 'Wednesday morning in St. Cecelia's Catholic church. Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiated at the requiem high mass and burial was in. Si. -., Michael's cemetery -at •tyhittemore, /; J " "Home 1 was m "charge of arrangements. ' Pallbearers at the service! w¥re Donald Dugan, Alfred Semon Ralph Dugan, James Kelly, John Mosbach and Ed Mino. Mrs. Kelso died unexpectedly Monday at • 10 a.m. at St. Ann hospital where she had been admitted earlier in the morning following a heart attack. She was born April 17, 1895 at Ackley to Joseph and Laura Fischer Behrends. She was married to James Kelsb July 16. 1915 at Algona. The couple lived at • Whittemore for 20 years and in Algona for the past 21 years. Her husband, who survives, is a retired Pioneer Seed Co. employee. Also surviving are a son James Kelso, Davenport; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Catherine) Ohland and Mrs. William (Mary) Hughes, both of Davenport, and Mrs. George (Juanita) Garner, Somerset, Ky.; four sisters, Mrs. Jess (Elsie) Dugan, Algona, Mrs, Kathryn Peters and Mrs, Laura Berleman, both of Davenport, and Mrs. Howard (Josephine) Saund, Rosemead, Calif.; three brothers, Nick Behrends, Lakota, and Richard and George Behrends, both of Davenport; and nine grandchildren. Federated Club Women Elect Election of officers was held recently by the Algona- Federa- ted'Woman's Club. New officers who took over June 1 were: president, Clara Amesbury; 1st vice president Mrs. George Wolfe; 2nd vice president, Mrs. Milton Norton secretary, Mrs. Leo Steven; .treasurer, Mrs. John Thompson; historian, Mrs. August Slagle, Mrs. Frerichs •. ; -'-', ''',"• •"•*' 11"-&"-* : '-.«.. <• -.'. * *••%•;•<' -rfi'jri. Dies At Funeral Held tion and maybe that goes, for some other higher education masoleums, too. * « * Some people are ^willing to call i-fpade a fpade-^ntil |fc»y f tumble ovei one >n ih« ' * * * Fsmpuf Last I4n« — Fed- to wlrtw i*w4 Good Neighbors Cultivate Corn' At St. Joe St. Jo» — A good neighboi deed was held Monday when 50 acres of corn and ibearis were cultivated in two hours on the Herb Kayser farm northwest of Stv Joe. Lunch and refreshment were donated by E. J. Kollasch. Tom McKeown, Floyd Palmei and Cap Harris. Assisting with the work were Edw. Bormann, Herman Illg, Peter Kirsch, Harold Thilges, Gerald Reding, Edwin Thilges, Albert Thilges, Edw. M. Thilges, Joel Reding, Ben Thilges, Rogei Thilges, Jake Thilges, Alfred Zeller, Clarence Marso, Tony Weydert, Bernard Zeller and Alfred Reding. Mr. and Mrs, Herb Kayser end family were in a car accident June 11 in which Charles, 2V4 year old son, was killed. Mrs. Kayser and 4 month old Peter are improving satisfactorily at St. Ann hospital, Algona. Funeral .services for Mrs. Johanna Frerichs, 90, former Buffalo Center resident who died a\ 6 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Carl Gerzema, Lakota, were held ai 2 p.m. Monday in the Reformed church at Buffalo .Center. Rev Harlan Kruse officiated and burial was at Graceland cemetery Six grandsons served as pallbearers. She was born May 7, 1871 in jermany and'during recent years has made her -home with various members of her family. She had lived with Mrs. Gerzema for the past few months. She is survived by eight children. Week Here; 4 Injyred By Neil Seneca — Ray Bergum had the misfortune to step on a rusty nail at their farm home last Tuesday. It was necessary to have § tetanus shot and stay off of his Jett for severe! djys He is now able to be out and Mayor Levies 18 Fines In Week Mayor C. C. Shierk's court proved to be a busy place again this week as no dess than 18 persons appeared for preliminary hearings on a variety of charges. Two men, Lowell Davis, Omaha, and George Lichter, Algona, fac-, ed intoxication charges. Davis was fined $10 and costs and Lichter was sentenced to serve 10 days in jail. Speeders paid a major portion of fines collected. They were Willis Fisher, Aigona, $10, Robert Newton, Humboldt, $9, KenneUi Seely, Algona, $5, Harold Miller, Algona, $10, Patrick McGuire. B.ode, $10, Cecil Schilmoeller, Algona, $8, Merle Ludwig, Rutland, $8, Robert Pi.ngel, Algona, $10, Frank Besch, Algona, $8, and Jane Steven, Burt, $25. , Jerome Weydert, Bode, $5, Hle- gal mufflers; Donald Hodgin, Alden, $10, loud mufflers; Mack Kajlahar, Des Moines, $10, improper passing; Bernard Hasse and James Weisbrod, Fenton, $5 each, possession of beer; and Everett Broesder, Algona, $5, excessive noise. Costs were 'assessed in adlditipn to fines. Four persons suffered minor 1 in* juries ini mishaps around this area during the past week. Harry'Harris 29, Sexton, suffered lacerations on his forehead when a jtruck, driven b.y Thomas Amdorfer, 20, Sexton, crashed ki- itoa.;dit)ch i 23t miles, SouC :'"._, ton 1 on,a cbuhty'road sSi. 10:45 tuni", Saturday. Harris was treated ait St. Ann hospital. According to the dniver, the right fronlt itire of the truck blew out and the truck wound up in the east ditch. Patrolman Dick Pedersen investigated. There was no estimate of damage to the truck. Two Fenton women, Mrs. Richard Parsons, 29, who was driving, and Mrs. Kenneth Nemmers, 21, were cut and bruised when their auto flipped in loose gitaiv&t anc landed upside down in ; a ditch near Fenton. They'were treated arid released from St. Ann hospital. Four of their children, also Dassengers in the auto, were uninjured. Jeaneitte L. Maiahs, 31, Whitte- mkjre, suffered minor bruises June 14 when the auto she was driving ran into a chuck hole and slammed into a tree at Whittemore. Slight, damage resulted' to the auto. A Bancroft man, Joseph McCleish, was charged with failing to have conitrol of his auto after the vihide ran into a parked car owned by Thomas Garry at Bancroft at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Patrolman Bill Tordoff filed the charges. Virgil Wallentine, 18, Lakota, and Cletus King, 19, Winnebago, Minn., were drivers of cars which collided near Fairmont about midnight Saturday. Wallentine was later fined $25 and costs for careless driving. Damage to the Wallentine auto was estimated at $350, Three cars tangled at the inier- details will be given ne£t 'week. Writers Taken Youth, 16, To Face "Charge Of Burglar/ •^^P < ^^^^^^ * ^^(^^^ ^f One Of Gang Algona Twins One Of 11 Sets Of Sf ate Winners Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst took ..eon. Pace and - Jenning -Jenkins! jonvicted of passing bad checks iere Monday, to Fort Madiso,n Tuesday afternoon and th'e men )egan serving keyen' year. sen. ences. -The West Virginia 1 men entered pleas of guilty - before udge G. ,W; Stillman in district ourt and were sentende'd. Pace and Jenkins ^ere arrest- sd by local police officers fol- owing a^tip from a'local grocer, Jhris Wallukait,- manager, of the Council Oak store. They attempt-' ed to cash a check for $46.80 and Wallukait refused to, Later, the men purchased ibout $6 worth of groceries at he Fareway grocery,' stpre' ana section of the Livermore-Bode highway and highway 169 at 4 p.m. Thursday. Fortunately, no one was injured. Cars driven by Dr. Isaac Shohet, Bode, Eugene Kappenmann, Alabama, and Norman Mayer, Birehwood, Wise., were invplved in the crash. The Mayer vehicle struck the Kappenmann auto which in turn ran into the Shohel vehicle. eashed the .check.^Police... Chiel >%3^keUnao,,airiiS;ip,Jl£enian :Ec- nie'-Hutchispn, 'alerted by a phbne casll from Wallukait, then arrest- d {he me n and filed charges. !"hey appeared in Mayor C. C. ihierk's court for preliminary learing and were bound over to istrict court. According to the FBI, both men ad past records of minor crimes n fact, Pace has served time Wice previously in penltentiar- es and Jenkins has served time .in.ja'il. , ; A Boone man, Roland Bechtol, lyhp'-was returned earlier by Sheriff Lindhorst to face check charges, was fined $25 and costs on one charge in Justice Delia Welter's court here this week. He qgreed to make restitution of three other checks, also passed here, and was released from jail. Divorce Granted And Two Filed In Court Here One divorce was granted and two others filed, in district court here during the week. Nella Mae Schiller was granted a final de- Donald and Donna Hansen, twin children of Mr. and Mrs. Ronsld Hansen of Route 2, Algona, were among the 11 sets of twins named as winners in the Hawkeye Twin Club of Iowa contest. Held Saturday, in Fort Dodge. The'•Hansen twins won the award in the contests at the Hotel Warden as "the most unlike mixed twins." They are pictured above with the rosette ribbons they won pinned to their "just alike/ clothes of rompers and dress. .There were over 100 sets of twins entered In the contest. Mrs. Hansen decided to enter about 9 a.m. Saturday, and a half hour later was on the way to the contest. The Hansen twins will be 2!/ 2 years old in July. (UDM newsfoio —Engraving). • ' Linnan One Of Final 4 Recommended For Judge ;• Luke E. Llnnan, Algona attorney and former member of cree from Harry G. Shiller, both of Algona, and the plaintiff's maiden name, Nella Mae Moore, was restored. Cruel and inhuman ;reatment was charged. The couple were married Sept. 30 1960 'and separted about five weeks later. Charles F. Bloom, plaintiff. file4 a petition for divorce against Marlene F. Bloom, de- Safety Award Police Chief Al Boekelman announced Wednesday the city of Algona will receive a No Death Award for its fine pedestrian sa» fety record during the past year. A traffic consultant from the Motor Club of Iowa will present the award to the city in the near future. , Party C.D.A. of Whittemore is having a card p^rty June 28, 1\$% $ Presentation Academy, Whitte» more. The party is invitatiojiiaJl to members of Cowrt S|.' CeceM Algona. Pall 4176 for reservations by June |6, Summer Arrives With Warm, Cool Mixture Of Air Summer officially arrived yesterday (Wednesday), accompanied by more nice weather, featuring warm daytime temperature readings and cool nights. High mark during the week was 84 degrees Sunday, while the low was 43 degrees the following morning. Less than one-tenth ol an inch of rain was registered at the official weather station June 15 ........ 67 47 June 16 . ....... 68 47 June 17 -, ...... 74 49 June 18 , ....... 84 51 June 19 ....... .72 43 June 2Q ........ 70 44 June §1 „ ---- .,.75 48 R .09 weether is in tht ffiff»»ft according to the prognos- lendant, Married July 25, 1953. he Blooms lived as man and wife until May 31, 1961. The plaintiff charges cruel and in- luman treatment and states he s desirous of contributing to the support of two small sons. Nancy K. Strayer, plaintiff, also filed for divorce from Glenn Ray Strayer, defendant. They were married Sept. 19, 1959 end separated June 7 this year. Cruel and inhuman treatment is charged and the plaintiff seeks restoration of her maiden name, Nancy pitsworth. Nephew Victim Of Air Crash Neil L. Steven, 26, Albert Lea Minn., who has many relatives including an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Steven, Algona living in • this area, was killed when the light plane he was piloting crashed in a field on a farm four miles southeast of Albert Lea Sunday. Also killed in the crash was Wayne Haycraft, 37, a passenger in the craft. The men had taken off only 15 minutes before the tragedy The plane, which apparently stalled and went into a spin, came down nose first and the men were killed instantly. Several Algona persons attended funeral services for Steven at Albert Lea Wednesday. He is survived by his wife and three small children. Steven had about 130 hours of flying time, according to the operator of an Albert Lea flyinp service that rented the plane to the men Sunday. The men were next door neighbors at Alber Lea and were on a pleasure fligh following a fly-in breakfast o area pilots at Albert Lea. There were no witnesses to the crash and Federal Aviation Agency inspectors were called to the scent to investigate. Haycraft, who formerly livec at Fairmont, is survived by his wife and five children. His funeral was held at Truman, Minn Wednesday morning. .,. one of four lawyers from northern Iowa whose names have been submitted lo the justice department in Washington as a potential Federal judge for the northern district of Iowa. A successor to Judge Henry Graven, who is retiring this year, will be selected from the four names. Other attorneys in the running for the position are Don Mitchell, Fort Dodge; Maurice Rawlings, Sioux City; and T. Eugene Thornton, Waterloo. The nominations were forwarded to Washington by the Iowa Democratic patronage committee. Donald J. Mitchell of Fort Dodge, one of the four nominated, is also national commiileeman for Iowa of the Democratic party, and is conceded a slight edge as a result. Which Robbed LuVerne Store A 16-year old .Fort Dodge youth, Eugene Summers, is being held there for return to Kossuth county by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst where the youth is slated to face a charge of breaking and entering. It is probable the boy will be returned here later 'this week. •••••• He was one of four youths, IB to 20 years of age,; who admitted breaking into the Trauger grocery .store at LuVerne during the night of May 31-June 1. The four were reportedly members of an 11-persbh theft ring rounded up by Fort Dodge authorities within a week after the Lu Verne break- in. .- . ' ..•':., ,-' . ' 'Eugene, 'his brother, Marvin, 18, Harold E. Low, Jr.,^ 20, and • Leon Cahill, 18, were given bench paroles at Fort Dodge following a hearing there recently. Sheriff Lindhorst had Issued warrants for ' all four of tho youths, but Popahbritas officials had priority on all but Eugene. The Trauger store 1 was robbed of more than $100 in cash and some fresh meat from the meat counter during that' break-in. The theft ring (including all 11 .youths allegedly perpetrated, a total of 31 break-ins in Fort Dodge and 'five area counties, Kossuth, Webster, Calhoun, . Hufnboldt and Pocahontas. All of . the bre£jk-irj4 occurred * within two or three week's prior t io 'their arrest. ,-. In,a .statement issued .,by the , youths 'earlier, their-loot, ,for, the , most part, was small, with the largest amount of cash taken re- . ported to be $200. They apparently worked in small groups as. all denied that the entire group tad ever committed a break-in together. Questioning of six youths led ,o the eventual arrest of the rest of the boys. Algona Girl Is Med tech Grad Miss Cheryl A. VanderWaal is one of ten gtudertts wh.o will graduate from the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital School of Medical Technology tomorrow (Friday, June 23). Medical technology is a recently developed career for those who wish to work in hospital and research laboratories ^performing the many tests that are available to help in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. ' The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.L. YancferWaal of 609. S. Minnesota, Algona, Iowa, Miss Van- J - to Ippate in San grad- Assault Hearing Postponed; Man Is Committed A scheduled preliminary hearing of an assault charge against Carl Grisham, Algona, in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court was postponed this week when Judge G. W. Stillman ordered the man committed to the state mental hospital at Cherokee for examination. The charge against Grisham was filed in Shierk's court by Grisham's wife after an alleged assault on the couple's daughter during the weekend of June 11 Grisham had been held in the local jail in default of bond and the daughter was treated for various injuries after the alleged assault. Attorneys for Grisham fileo the motion to commit Grisham to the state institution at Cherokee. The defendant planned to enter a plea of innocent and proposed to show insanity as a defense in the matter. Street, Sewer Projects Set For Bancroft The city council at Bancroft held a hearing on proposed street improvements during a meeting there recently, Resurfacing and preparation of base for a more permanent type of surface are included in the plans. There were no objectors at the meeting. Also discussed by the council was the replacement of damaged tiles, work being done in the town and cleaning of the drainage system. A new drain was recently installed near the swimming pool and new sewer tile was installed in the north end of town for better drainage. A commercial coyer-all insurance policy, including liability, theft and firemen and workmen coverage was also approved. Swea City Lady Injures Back In Fall At Home Mrs. Emil O'Green of Swea City suffered a back injury Saturday afternoon when she fell at her farm home north of town. She was taken to Holy Family hospital, Estherville, for treatment. Mrs. O'Green stepped into a hole in the lawn while taking clothes from the line. She fell backward and injured her back. After being unable to move for some time, she managed to crawj to the house and called her granddaughter, Mrs. Wallace Dawson, who called an ambulance and doctor. According to hospital official^ ler back is not fractured. Burt Family Is Together After 22 Long Years Burt — A family reunion vhich meant a lot to brothers nd sisters who have been separ- ted for a long time was held at Burt Thursday. It was the first time in almost 22 years that the children 'of the late Mr. and Mrs, Henry Sewick had been together. The day was spent in becoming re-acquainted and catching up on family happenings of these many years. Present were Mrs. Maude Allen, Julesburg, Colo., Harry Sewick, Ireton, Mr. and Mrs. James Sewick, Spirit Lake, Elbert E. Sewick, Fort Pierce, Florida, Mrs. Shirley Cob'ler, North Hollywood, Lura Sewick, Forest City, Mr. and Mrs. Ferm Sewick, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sewick of Algona, Mr, and Mrs. John Sewick and Mrs. Floss Leason, Burt. 2 Graduate At Western Schools Two Algona students were recent college graduates at distant points. Joanne Hutchison, daughter of Mi-, and Mrs. Donald C. Hutchison, received her Bachelor of Arts degree at May 31 Commencement exercises at the University of Arizona. A graduate of Stanford Uni- sersity, June 18, was Edwin L. Laing, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto B. Laing, who received his Bache- or of Laws degree. NFO Plans Picnic The Kossuth National Fanners Organization (NFO) plans a picnic, weather permitting, at the Plantation picnic area northwest of Whittemore, Sunday, June 25. AH members are invited, potluck. Ice cream will be furnished. Bond Concert The weekly concert of the Algona Municipal Band will be held at the new city parking lot on Call street at 8 p.m, tonight (Thursday). The band, directed by Russ Gutter, will present 8 program of 13 numbers, ranging from popular tunes to marches.

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