The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 6, 1961 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 6, 1961
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. of History aad Dee Moinea 19 i in Summer mmm t&nfmmmmmm-^ . We read five dally papers, ana each' one of themjias.'carried the picture of the farmer, his hew Cadillac, ahd the sign he has on it, with regard to the payments he is receiving for taking! out of corn production 104, acres of his 1,200 dairy and poultry farm in New York state.'His sigh, as most of our readers .have notedj is thanking the-'gdvernment for the car., His original payment was $3,049 "so far;,' and he is to get another'$3,450, he says. ",. * * * If he" were receiving the Kossuth county Average of $31 per 1 acre, he , would have received $3,224 o£ slightly more than he is getting/However, 1 this story, like- others along" the 'same line, does not present the complete picture* 'It indicates that '-he bought ,thts Cadillac.,,. which as closely as' We can find out musv have cost about $6,000 at the minimum, from his "payment for not growing-corn." f ' •' .- "' ;; -•.•• ••'• .-*..' ; '. '';" But he will have to keep his 104 acres out pf production, for two years, not 'one, to 'receive a total of about 1,000. In the meantime, we are sure, he is going to have to expend-some money to maintain certain acceptable practices on the ,104 acres, he is going to! pay taxes on the land and he is not going to be growing an Income or .feed crop;on the 104 'acres. With over 1,000 acres in total 5 we;.,,can readily see where Farmer ' Smith .can set aside; 104 acres .without it hurting -him itocf muchi But we^also have a s suspicion 'that Farmer Smith ,with j 1,200 acres and a dairy and poultry farm in south- central New York state, which must be in thd New York milk- shed area, and close to the best * - n d, 1 is probably d,, It 4 is "™*- Kay Agena That suhimer vacation isn't quite all a ''vacation" for'76 Al- goha students. They' are .taking one of three special summer school courses -. being offered at Algcna high,' atid students from both Algona public and Garrigan high schools are enrolled. •'•" *i, Thirteen students are enrolled in the .speech course, instructed by Ron Diggins. The course will last eight weeks, and meets in the .mornings, Monday through Friday, as do the other classes. Instructor, Diggins feeis thaVthe summer course is more productive than . the term, as students have more time and take only One subject with fewer conflicting interests. ; Doniia Mad'sen is, instructing the class in typing, and there are two sessions, one morning ana tone afternoon. This is the third summer for the typing course, and^there are 51 students enrolled; ' .. '•.-•-- '''Biology is taught by Joe Collier,, with 12 boys enrolled. Part of their course includes bus trips to study plants and wildlife, including the Union Slough Game Refuge. .. " .-:•-• Just how some of the students feel about their "vacation time Mary Kay summer, school classes was a sub : ject of inquiry, and injaSe Jrou might think that summfer school isn't well accepted;4n6t to,single "gripe" was recorded. ^ Sample 'student comments: '. ' Harlan Wiltkopt..^--•; ^jpjnf will help me next iall'as j^nter my freshman, year'-;at C6h|drdia high school in St.-Paul.-I will be taking one more full ye/ar 01 typing-not especially, for ?credit tpying not especially for. creflit but for the background I can, get for next year."' .' ."•'.. ( Allan Bode — "My main, interest is dramatics. This course Has Marilyn Harris next year and also helped me With pantomiming which ,1 do for my family's entertainment. For my final project I'm doing a characterization of hoodlum- type persons' from Macbeth to the present day. The interpretive reading we've done has helped a great deal with my everyday reading." , Mary Kay Barry — "Next year I.Will be a-sophomore at Garrigan and will begin secretarial courses which require more typ^ ing training. I'm networking any longer or harder on* riiy summer course than I 'do during the school year, but I enjoy practic John Schuiter ng in my spare time at home." Kay Agena — "Since I want to take two years of debate, the speech backround earlier should help me right away next full. We don't get to have dramatics in school year speech courses and the play scenes we do are my favorites." John Schutier — "My family has pushed me a little to take a summer course,' but I do want the speech background for debate. I. don't really spend any more time at speech because in summer the pressure to work isn't as great as during the school yea'r. I plan to take typing Jim Parsons next'summer, if I can't work it in my subjects next fall. I'd like to enroll in a science or math course next summer also, if they have one." Jim Parsons — "Last year 1 took regular biology and found it an interesting course. Summer biology gets into more technical phases of biology. For example, one of our main projects was to band doves at four different places in Kossuth county. Tho purpose is to find out how long they live and where they migrate. Last, week we had oUr first campout at Union Slough. While there, we counted duck nests Harlan Witikopf and eggs for the Federal Wild Life Refuge. Our next big trip is to North Twin Lake for two days this month. We plan ' to seine and study fish. Even though I have to get up at six every morning, the course is giving me a good taste of the biology field.' Marilyn Harris — "I didn't want five subjects my freshman year at Algona high so I'm taking typing to get it out of the way. If I learn how to type now, I can use it'all through high school for personal letters, term papers', and notes. Since summer is so hot, 1 decided to take typing in the morning v given me 'background for plfos 2 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES ALGONA, IOWA/ THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1961 asra;?: ra Birn, Crib And vuncLic v>y jWiii' ,1/v^****., *f**\ -.this particular well-off _ -~ farnier should more pr less be. come a 1 symbol-for all of the fawners, ibis and small, with regard to" the payments'for cutting productidn. No mention .is made of the reasons-behind the present 'feed-grain program, the tremendous, government expense ot storing the expanding.surpluses for the past. six to eight. years ; or of the recent economic distress .of many farmers who find themselves with an abundance 01 feedVgrain but little cash with which to operate Our 1961 program may not be perfect, but if it can accomplish In one year some reasonable reduction in surplus, and a resulting reduction in storage costs plus giving most of our farmers a new lease on" life with some ready cash for compliance in the program, it is , not entirely •; "giveaway". In the meantime Farmer Smith has given million of city folks'the impression tha every farmer js now able to buj a Cadillac because pf the 196 feed-grain acreage reductioi program. It is regrettable. There are 8.301 American WV II dead buried in a cemetery a Margraten, Holland. Onour Memorial Day, this year, 8,301 Dutch boys and girls each stood at attention beside an American grave during ceremonies paying tribute in mute silence to the spirit of the young Americans who lie there, , * , Jn South Korea the new re- glme has decreed the death penalty for'any dishonesty discov- ed on the part of public officials, such as embezzling, acceptint bribes, or smuggling . . . thats quite an ideal ^ ^ Maybe one of Khrwwhev'* in nermost psychological anti-American quirks is the fact that he didn't get to see Disneyland. Have ypu tver noticed that the older a person gets the farther he had to walk to school «s a boy and the greater the distance he peddled his bicycle on that paper route? ... . *. • • on of .Mr. and Mrs. Louis .---^ eh, tangled with the'tdp^-Bf a coffee can Friday at 5 p.m. and came put second best. The boy was taken to a doctor and 10 stitches Were required to close the cut on his foot. The coffee can was being usea for storing crayons. The smooth edge, which covers the sharp top edge.of all such cans, came ofi and he accidentally stepped 01 the can with his bare foot. Ottosen Child Cuts Bare Foot Lettie Green Famoui Lwt Wl>« — C5 e «' * »M«rH« «r _-_l_.«l«« anA ioui ii 2% wpwr 88% BiWPi*»*ion. Edfoon) New Principal A Woden man, Charles Valley, was hired recently by the Ring* sted school bpard to servers high school principal during the 1961•62 school year. He formerly served as principal at Logan and 1* a graduate of Iowa Teachers «v Cedar Falls. He is married and has three children. The family pflns to move to Bingste4 lat« this sununer. Last Rites For i Mrs. Larson HeldAtBurf Funeral services for Mrs. Hed wick Lorena Larson, 85, well known Burt lady, were held a 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bur Presbyterian church, with Rev H. A, Smidt officiating, Burial was at the Burt cemetery and Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Larson died at 6 p.m Wednesday, June 28, at St. Ann Hospital, Algona, where she had seen taken earlier in the day She became ill the day before. Death was attributed- to a coronary occlusion. Hedwick Lorena Rasmussen was born Sept. 16, 1875 at Horsens, Denmark, and came to this country in 1910 after graduating as a registered nurse. She was employed as head nurse in a Chicago hospital for 10 years before she married Louis Larson in August, 1919 in. Chicago. Mr Larson preceded her in death Mrs. Larson later served as chie$ nurse at the North Dakota State Sanatorium at Minot for many yeaps before moving to Burt. She made five trips back to her homeland after her arrival in the United States. She WW residing at the Helen Johnson home at Burt at the time of her death. Survivors include three step daughters-jn-law, Mrs. Martha Larson and Mrs. Henry Nelson Titonka, and Mrs. Adda Larson Kankakee, 111.; a niece, Mrs. Ros coe Stewart, Burt; many grand children and several great-grand children. Six brothers and sis ters preceded her in death. Wednesday Mrs. Charlotte (Lettie) Green' of Ledyard, died at 5. p.m. Sunday at the Blue Earth hospital or a heart attack suffered at 4 a.m. at her home. She was 80. She ws born Aug. 18, 1880 in Germany and came to the United States at the age of 14 settling near Hubbard, la. She married William Green ai Ledyard in 1904. , The couple farmed and then moved into Ledyard about 50 years ago where he operated a drayline and later was custodian .of the Ledyard school. Her husband preceded her in death., Surviving are her children Theodore, Mrs. Aubrey Water, house and Elwood, all of Led yard, and Mrs. Albert Collins o Rock Island, 111. Eight grandchil dren and three great grandchild ren also survive. Services for Mrs. .Green wer held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at th Bethany Evangelical apd Re ormed church at Ledyard with le Rev. Victor Vriesen officiat- ng. Burial was in the Highland Some cemetery. Garry Funeral Home at Ban- roft was in charge of arrange- nents. Irvington All Done John Pole, 24, oflrvlngton, . said Tuesday night thai he ''had shot his last firecracker" after he "was treated at St. Ann hospital here; for burns on his hand which he ; suffered earlier'in the eve-': ning. • - ; John had been shooting off a fireworks display for his own child and several neighborhood children. He was lighting the last piece of the display, a: Roman candle, which either blew up or backfired, and was burned. He was treated at the hospital and .released >he same night. It was the only accident with, fireworks reported > in the area:—although there were probably other singed hands and i burned .fingers that were treated at home. Damage Cases, Now Rotations Two new members of the Al gona Rotary club '$re Richar f horeson,. of the Druggists Mu tual Insurance Co., and William J." Nugent, of the Security Stat Bank. $50 Theft From Swen Grocery Store Reported The sheriff's office here re ceived a report of the theft of i50 from Eddie's Food Market at 3wea City during the weekend. Complete details on the alleged theft are sketchy. According to the sheriff, two Negro men entered the store at noon and ;ook proposed purchases to the check-out counter. An employee of the store was waiting oh them. The customers then decided there were other items they wanted and the employee reached to get them—with beck turned to the casl\ register which was open. Change was tfren made and the customers left. When the cash was counted later in the day, the register was $50 short—and it it supposed the men helped themselves from the open drawer while not being watched.. ' Sheriff Ralph Lmdhorst has a bulletin out oh the two men. Burt Man Critical ' Burt — Bernard Leeper remains in critical condition in a Mason City hospital where he was rushed by ambulance Sunday, following a heart attack ?•'/*'» Fine In Dist. Court James Scuffham entered a pie of guilty to a charge of OMV in district court here this wee! and was fined $300 and costs Judge G. W. Stillman, presided Scuffman was arrested by Patrol man Dick Pedersen northeast o Algona June 27. Two damage suits were als filed in district court during the week. Marion Mayland, administrator of the estate of Sandra Mayland 3 who was the victim of a high* way mishap April 21, 1960 on highway 169 south of Elmore, is plaintiff and Daniel Jones and Calvin Syyerson, defendants, in a $15,000 case. The little girl was allegedly Struck by a truck driven by Syverson and owned by Jones. Raymond Becker, plaintiff asks a total of $337 for damage to lis car and auto rental from Simpson Standard Service, Wesley, defendant, as a result of ap alleged failure on the part of the station to replace drain plugs in the plaintiff's car properly after he had the oil changed. The plaintiff claims the new oil then leaked out of the engine, which was damaged as a result. Fractures Wrfct Thomas Lichter, 11-year old son of Dr. and Mrs. M. I. Lich ter, was taken to St. Ann hos pital, Algona, last Wednesday foi • treatment after he fell from a swing at his home and fractured his wrist He was released ff the hospital the following day, During Night A' welcome rain (one of the one million dollar variety) moved nto this area late Tuesday evening, accompanied by lightning which proved to be not quite so Welcome. At least two farm juildings northwest of Algona and possibly two haystacks in he Fenton and Burt areas were destroyed by fires that followed •lashes.of lightning. • A large barn, 30x50 feet, on the John and Herman Dreesman farm, northwest of Algona, and a full corn crib on the Jim Camp farm, three miles north and 3 Vi. west of Algona. (two miles from the Dreosnian place) were destroyed by separate blazes at about the same time—3 a.m. Wednesday. Willie Kruse, tenant of the Dreesm'an farm, reported Wednesday morning that he may have been able to save the barn and its contents if the lightning hadn't knocked out electricity operating a pump on the water system. However, it was impossible for him' to fight the fire. A milking machine, some hay and possibly a calf and some small pigs were destroyed with the building. Fortunately, Kruse was able to chase most of the livestock from the inferno. The Lone Rock fire department rac ed to the scene, but had no chance to Save the building and contents. Algona firemen were called t he Camp farm after the crib ontaining 2,000 bushels of corn was struck by lightning. The crib, according to Fire Chief Ira Cohl, was enveloped in flame when the firemen arrived and i was impossible to save it. Firemen and others did man age to move machinery awa> rom the burning building so i was not damaged. Location of the haystack fire near Burt and Fenton was no mmediately known. The much-needed rain began falling all over the area late Tuesday and continued to do so, sporadically, Wednesday. Total moisture measured at K.LOA, ine official weather station, was .67 of an inch (Wednesday morning) and brought the total for the week to .97 of an inch. A few scattered areas were hit by hail close to the Minnesota border. . , Kossuth county was in need oi rain until the latest showers—and could use more. Most of the corn has been laid by in the area and oats are heading well here. The test oat crop in years has been Predicted in Wright county. Southeast of Kossuth. The soybean crop here is reportedly hold- Severely Hnrt In • , a '"•• ..^M£:--. 'f.->.l '^m..: -• •.:••• •••:<:;•:;•..s •'••/. ,•••-.,• ....Jfry- Johnny *%«*»». 2 8- year old farm hand from Mallard suffered n, t very possible back and neck injuries .when an ^o^nven ^^^"it f? 3 5 a.m. buniay. The complete- and later The auto was headed east alt the &S^^^ along the 'ditch was estimated at $25. Kr according to Patrolman Bill Tordoff . The tar orau g ^ irft ^.^ gk y ded u ""• Damage to a fai ' m fenee to completely x-ray him here and he was a? 3 p.n? Monday lor observat.on and treat- car was a total loss, according .... ALgona man, Kenneth Meyer, '""f^SiinMS ^sseZ* C uS£ slid^v. treatment after his car, being driven by Leon B Oyeu, Algona j™£ ft ^ road . B ilyeu • .— --- wr ed over in.a ditch four mleB^nort^ and^ A g iwiea^wesi .^ g ^ ^^ . n MayQr shierk . s C0 urt The ^fi^lis^ collided $75 ing its own. High temperature reading during the week was 97 degrees July 1, with the mercury hitting the nineties three other days during the period. The low mark was 53 degrees July 3. Here are the week's readings- R .03 .02 .05 June 29 95 June 30 H July July July July July 1 2 3 4 5 93 .97 .87 .80 .86 .91 L 67 70 66 56 53 57 63 .87 The long-range forecast indicates July will be hot and dry. Declare Dividends Dividend earnings of $252,52824 were announced by the Home Federal Savings & Loan Ass n of Algona, as of July 1. This represents a 4% return to depositors Nelson Promoted To Major In National Guard Eleven, officers In the Iowa Army National Guard were promoted recently, Maj. Gen. Fred C. Tandy, Iowa Adjutant General, announced today. Among those promoted were Capt. Warren C. Nelson of Aleona to major in Headquarters 1st Howitzer Battalion 194th Artillery at Algona. Ridiculous Days Algona merchants began a round-up of special items and merchandise this week with only Cne thought in mind Days, 1961. The annual, two-day event is slated to be held Judy 14-15, with most business places to feature the popular outdoor tables and stands loaded, with terrific buys. Keep the dates in mind - and donU miss the big event. Complete details will be found in this newspaper later. Travel To Garner Algona high school's baseball team went to Garner last evening (Wednesday) looking for baseball victory number two. The Bulldogs were hosted by the Garner Junior Legion nine. Condition Improves Burt — Robert Leason, Burt farmer, who had been in serious condition in the Iowa City hospital since major surgery 10 days ago, is slowly improving, ac, cording to word received by Burt relatives.

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