The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 20, 1961 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 20, 1961
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Ifctirifair Down/ Ridiiuous Days A WoW/ ThMe bf Ihe boys'from the,Hub Clolhiem, Bob..Williams, Wally Hill arid Dean Willrett, spent a lot iof time eating canidy'kisses' from the store next door, Harrison's, when tney Weren't^ busy Waiting on cusltohiers.'Their costumes for the day probably didn'it set any new style tVenid'r 1 -, one wtay or^ithe other. Meanwhile, Wes Bartlett of Fostens was apiparenitlly waiting i6r the next steam, engine to come through Algeria.* — and it's liable ito be quite a Wait. Wets had his 'ready (jusit in case) 'and engineered his crew through Dep«* or Haeiiory emu Moinee 19, Iowa Buster Brown must have been younger than Brail .Wright, ager of Graham's store, but Friday Brail didn't show his age,avBJU< He arid his staff were'besieged by literally thousands Of shoppers fls the weaitherco-operated 1 perfectly..Clerk Joe Heinen and Ron Mock, store 1 manager alt ithe S & L, were continually accused of being prisoners — but who ever saw a yefflow and black striped prison uniform.' Ron's •middle-of-the-head part and mustache became things Of the past 1 when the store closed its doorg Friday night. • Several attractive, can-can'girls were featured at Honsbruch's drug store, including Gloria Reefer, shown here. Gloria«.and her cohorts waited;on customers inside and : Outside and reported a real! busy time. A't the Chrischilles' store, Muu-Muus (not Mau-Maus) proved to be the hi't attraction. Especially the male members of the staff, including Jack Chrischilles, shown nere, who didn't took right at home in the feminine attire. However, with a theme like Ridiculous Days, who cares about appearances. With Hobo Day only about a month away, Ed Wolf, manager of the Coast-to-Coast store, Iddcided he'd take a trial run — at least that's the way it looked. Ed, Who always has fine Costuming for Ms staff, did it again. Dpwn at Norlth Central Public Service Co., "Man- a/rer" Pat Montag, losing pitcher Cecil McGInnis and slugger Don Meyer, who whiffed in the bottom of the ninth with ithe bases loaded, got itogether with a lot of other people for a cookie and cup of coffee — a new feature at the 'gas company. The atmosphere was perfect for visitors. (UDM Polaroid Photos—Engravings) fine For Bancroft Man In Court Here Mayor C. C. Shierk levied a . $100 fine and court costs against , Richard Goche, 22, Bancroft, af- \ter the latter. entered a guilty 'plea ,to a charge of ' failing to yield the 'right-of-way Friday morning. The charge was filed originally - after autos driyen by Goche and Herman Gruis,; 78,'. Buffalo Center,' collided,at an , intersection three miles nor|h and a half-mile .east-,of Titonka at 4:10 p.m. May 25.' Gruis;was "killed'in the crasn arid became the county's first auto"fatality of' 1961. 'The'mayor > heard testimony from witnesses representing both Bides of the case. ." . 'The';mayor:also had a busy Uniei ^traffic-vv|se this week. A {pt^'$f)JSJi$j>|psoris v ..were fined The" followirigr' were fined for, speeding: Earl Jentz, Fenton, $11, Charles Bellinger,,Orlando, Fla.. $13, r iSWlft, Ricklefs, "Algona, $5J John^GutfirleJ-'Milford, .$20, Eugene Welsher, Des • Moines, $14. Joseph Sharp, Eve'leth, Minn., $7, Raymond Current, Des Moines. $8; Charles -Buxton,- Owatonna; Minn.; $6, Glenn Fisel, Logansport, Ind., $10, Eugene Olson, Sioux ; City, $10, Edward Evenson, Fort'Dodge, $6, Arthur Hix, Sexton, $6. .Charles iFoote,' Fort Dodge, $8, Waldo Moore, Fort Dodge, $6. Zeno Reislng, Wesley, $6, Beverly Haucfc, Humboldt, $6, Joe Richard, Oklahorna City,' Okla., $11, Warner Johnson, Burt, $10, Steve Loss; Algona, $9, David Jones, Grand-Forks, N. D., $10. Edward Chambers, Knoxville, $7, William Stephenson,-Ames, $25, Travis McKnight, Lurdsburg, Kansas, $7, James Tapmari, Stanhope, $10, and Douglas Meyer, Humboldt, $10. Three men, Stewart Mackie, Spencer, Clayton Miller, Des Moines, and Robert Lynch, Lone Rock, paid $10, improper passing, and Richard McGraw, Knierem, paid $5, .improper lights. Miller also paid $10, restricted license. Court costs were also assessed. Pizza House Is To Open Here The Lazy L Corral, a new western style pizza house, will be opened for business tomorrow (Friday) at 11 a.m. $nd will be followed by the "grand opening next week. Bill Larson, formerly an area Lenox salesman, is the owner- manager. His father, Lloyd, decorated the Lazy L Corral with original western paintings. The elder Larson is general manager of Le"nox Industries in Marshalltown and has studied painting under the famous western artist Tom Lewis. The Lazy L Corral, located directly east of the courthouse, will be open from 11 a.m. to i a,m, daily, following the grand opening end will be serving sandwiches, soft drinks, ice cream, and home-made pizza. ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered u Mcoad cliM matter at the poitoffic* at Al«ont, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, under' Act of Congren of March a, 1870. ALCfONA, IOWA, THURSDAY^ JULY 20, 1961 2 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES VOL. 98 - NO. 29 School Budget At Burl Is .The Burt , Community school board approved a proposed budget of $179.315 .for the 1961-'62 fiscal year „ during a meeting Saturday, July 8. The new budget shows an 'increase of $11,000 over the 1960-'61 expenditures. Most pf the increase is, due to higher ,tea£hervjsalaries. , Durinp " _ pected to total $84,800 during the next fiscal year. Adtninisi; native;!' costs are also -slatfed to uirip 'from $1,393 to $2,125 dur- rig 1961-'62. Other expenditures which will >e necessary include installation of fire doors, new drainage around the old portion of the school building, a new special education room and other school mprovernents. The budget shows $159,115 in ;he general fund, $1,200 for spec al courses and $19,000 for schoo: >onds and interest, Of the total .151,375 will be raised by taxa- ;ion — about ' $7,775 above the "evy a year ago. State aid will ncrease from $10,132 in 1960-'61 to $11,600 during the coming year arid federal appropriations ire slated to jump from $2,908 :o $5,000. Total non-revenue receipts are expected to reach $6,945 and a balance of. $61,318.07 remains from the preceding year's budget as of July 1. RESULTS COUNT! "WJW. TRAPS 1 Pet QQAT for almost anything , if 14 nri4«r Junior Firemen Help Save Barn Quick aclion by-Mrs. Raphael Faber and several children, prevented possibility of a serious fire in. a. large barn on .the 'Faber farm, seven miles southwest of Algona at 1:15 p.m. Saturday. . ," • . • • One neighbor boy, Roger Wildin, suffered a minor burn on his forearm while attempting fo put out the blaze. ,- Algona firemen hurried to .* Ihe s?cene after Mr,*,,:,Faber. i ".ijjCfc. 1 ! j'..' —.-.•* 'irtruqrure e n y '01 op e d" v lh smoke. • The small firemen then used a garden hose to extinguish a blaze- in some hay and straw on the ground floor of the barn. They had everything under control when the Algona firemen arrived. Spontaneous combustion was blamed fpr the fire. There were 150 chickens and a large quantity of baled- hay stored in the barn. Damage was very slight. Three Judgment tail Here Ask $9192 Total Three judgment cases, ijljji which a total of $9,192.58 is asked by. plaintiffs, and two divorce cases were filed in district co' here this week. The Champion Portable Co., plaintiff, .is seeking claimed due from Donnell .vereaux. in pgymgnj; fpr a n< Area 2nd Time In 5 Days; 3 Lone Rock Co-Op Annual Meeting Set July 26 Two Women Hurt In Whittemore Crash Wednesday Two area women were injured slightly when an auto driven by one of them, Theone H. Barber, 49, Whittpmore, rolled into a ditch along a • county blacktop road two miles south of Whittemore at 7 a-m- Wednesday. The driver suffered a bruised right knee and cut under the chin and a passepger in the vehicle, Marlis Moe, 21, Algona, received a sprained foot. The-autp wa§ Beaded south and the driver began to make a left turn when the mishap" occurred. The auto dropped off the edge of the blacktop, the rear ; of the vehicle spun around and then rolled into the opposite ditch. Damage was estimated a,t $75 by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood who investigated. Lowell M. Lewis, 35, Bed Oak, was charged with a passing violation after his truck struck the refir of an auto being driven by Fred Schurg, 74, Whittemore, a fourth-mile north of West Bend on highway 44 at 9:15 a,m. Wednesday. Both vehicles were headed north at the time. Patrolman Dick Pedersen investigated the crash. Algonan Given Year In Pen On Check Charge An Algona man, L e 1 a n d Brown, was given a one year sentence to the state penitentiary at Fort Madison by Judge Joseph Hand in district couri here Tuesday. Brown, according to a court. judgment, was guilty of false drawing and uttering a check, fourth offense. Appeai bond was set at $2,500, The case was a result of a $10 check Brown passed at Cunningham's Cafe at Burt June 23. Sheriff Ralph Lindhbrst took the convicted man to Fort Madison after the trial. . Another. man, Kenneth C. Brown, was fined $300 and costs by Judge Hand on an OMVI conviction. Brown was arrested here July 13 and bound over to district court by Mayor C. C, Shierk following a preliminary hearing, No Action Taken On Vote Machines Kossuth Cpuntyls .board oj supervisors made no official move on the matter of whether or not to purchase voting machines for the cpunty. The matter was slated for >a meeting held <iast Friday. John Rode, member of the board, is on a vacation, and the matter was tabled until his return. -i?*r **~ (?T«." F > "JU' rfj*^ T~r """ s^*" "^ *»* by "the latter April 27, 19 amount asked by the company is equal to the allowance for a trade-in' truck, which, accordinj to the petition, was wreckec while being driven by an employee of the defendant the same day the new rig was delivered. ' The Mill firm claims the de- fendant'must suffer loss of dam* age' on the trade-in truck, thus seeks a judgment for the balance due. . , The Veterans Oil Co., plaintiff, is seeking $524,08, claimed due as balance of a promissory note from Merrill Thompson, defendant, and Elizabeth Sanders, plaintiff, is seeking $203.50 from Mr and Mrs James L; Knoer, defendants, for rent alleged due. Kathryn Kay Meine charges cruel and inhuman treatment m a divorce petition filed against Robert G. Meine. The couple were married Aug. 7, 1955 and separated June 10, 1961. The plaintiff asks, custody of three; small children and child support. The other divorce case was filed by Marian R. Dyslin against Lyle A, Dyslin. Married Dec. 27, 1947, the plaintiff charges cruel and inhuman treatment and seeks custody of four minor children. _„,, - .,-. -. , - - , v annual meeting of-the-Iibne'Rock ^Cooperative Exchange will be held at the Lone Rock school in the evening. A review of the past year's activities will be given, and there will be an election of two directors to the board. Terms of Andrew Thomsen and Henry Schroeder are expiring: Raymond Watts of the Farmers Elevator Service Qo. of Ft Dodgo will be the speaker, and lunch will be served after the meeting by the Sentral Band Mothers. There will be a registration and several prizes are. to be awarded 'to, those in attendance, including a set of snow tires and a swivel rocker. All members and their'wives are cordially'in- vited to attend. Medics Meet Dr. A. B- Hayles pf the pedia; trie staff at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., was featured speakei at a me?ting of the medical staff of St.'Ann hospital here Tuesday njgfct. fje also showed slides to the assembled doctors. New Postmaster,. Burt, Sworn In Glee Bullock, Burt business man, was installed as acting postmaster at Burt last Friday. Alvina Hasse, who had been acting postmaster since April of 19.60, since, the retirement of Kirby Smith, continues in the postoffice as clerk. She has some 20 years of service there, with about 17 under civil service. Mr Bullock has served in several town offices, on the Burt fire department, and is a veteran of WWII. Skull Fracture Result Of Boy's Fall Sunday Mark Arend, 2, son of Mr and Mrs Richard Arend, Whittemore, wound up with a fractured skull, bumps and bruises Sunday in e fall that would have been- fai' more serious to an older person. Mark was rushed to St. Ann hospital after he fell 20-30 feet from the grandstand at the fair* grounds while he and his parents were attending a family picnic. He was playing with several other children at the time. He was unconscious when taken to the hospital, but later was reported in satisfactory condition. Mr Arend was near the scene of the fall, but couldn't get to Mark in time to keep him from plunging to the ground. Band Instructor HiredAtSwea William Van Devender has been hired by the Swea City school board to serve as band instructor during the 1961-'62 schol year. He will replace Harry Niesen, who resigned. Van Devender is a graduate of Weslmar College,. LeMars, and taught at Hull during the 1959'60 school year. During the past year, he completed six months army duty. Farm Bureau To Sponsor Baseball Trip, Milwaukee The Kossuith County Fariri Bureau is again sponsoring a baseball trip to Milwaukee. The dates will be July 29 and 30. The group will see a Saturday afternoon game and a Sunday double header with the St. Louis Cards. The chartered bus will leave the Farm Bureau office in Algona at 8:30 p.m. on Friday night, July 28, and will get back late Sunday night. In addition to the ball game, a tour is being planned for Saturday morning. Details of the tour are not available as yet. Cost of the trip will be $18 foi fare 'and tickets and $3 to $5 for the hotel room. The tickets are for upper deck box seats just outside home plate on the first base side. Hotel reservations have been made at the Ambassa dor. There are still a few reservations. Anyone interested in going Is urged to contact the Farm Bureau Office in Algona. The phone number is CYpress 4-4309. Neighbors Aid At Seneca Farm Seneca '~m Friends and neighbors of the Everett Withams lend a helping hand recently when they went to the Witham place and baled his hay. Mr Witham is recuperating from injuries received last May 11 when he was trampled by a cow. Taking part in the good neighbor deed were Wayne Lynch and sons, Claude Johnson rnd sons, Laurence Johannesen and Larry, Fred Johannesen and Pwane and Donald Cronk. Two of the men brought balers ana th? Witham baler was also used. Phone Number Prefix 29 Is i ,^:tf^i' Assignei John Claude, manager of the Algona office of Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., announced this week that during the next two or three years Algona telephone numbers will have the prefix CY replaced by its numerical equivalent—29. Thus, if your number is CY 4-3535 (UDM), when the complete changeover is affected, it will be 294-3535. Under, the company's plan, all-numeral telephone numbers will be used for new telephones connected (or when other changes are made that would affect the directory listing of a customer). The change to numerals here will involve absolutely no change in dialing here, since tho numerals, 2 and 9, are in the same dial openings as the letters they will replace. In fact, according to Mr. Claude, "telephone customers have been dialing numerals'rather than letters here all the time, insofar as the equipment is concerned," During the past two years, forty Iowa towns and cities have been switched to the seven-digit numbers and the reception has been favorable. It was pointed out by Mr. Claude that local calls (after the complete changeover) may still be made using the last five numbers—just like skipping the CY now. Tests have shown the all-numeral telephone numbers are dialed more rapidly and with more- accuracy than with the present letter-numeral system The gradual switch here will also allow the local office to get ready for the day when all long- distance calls will be completed without the use of the present long-distance operator. Loses Finger Tip Bancroft — Mark Yackel, 2- year old son of Mr. and Mrs Floyd Yackel, had the end of a finger severed while playinp with an old cot at his parents' home this week. The leg of the cot folded up and the lad's finger was severed at the first knuckle. : > »v Open Bids For School Athletic Site Work ncsday, Aug. 2, at 8 p,mr at the Algona High School, , on a proposal to grade and .-otherwise prepare a new athletic area on school property 'ait the southeast edge of Algona. The call for bids includes work to grade the site, drainage, seeding and sodding, construction of a running track, • and to stone surface a road and parking area on the property. Unofficially it has been reported that this project will cost somewhere in the area of $45,000, more or less. , Budget Hearings Of County Units Begin July 26 For those taxpayers who attend budget hearings for the corning year's expenditures in various units of county and city government, Wednesday, July 26; could be an active day. Three budget hearings have been set for that date. Public hearing on proposed budgets thus far are as follows. July 26, Wednesday — 2 p.m., Kossuth County Assessor, al Court House; 4:30 p.m., Kossuth County Board of Education, at Court House; 8 p.m., City of Alfiona, at City Hall. Aug. 11, Friday — 9 a.m., Kossuth County, at Court House. The budget hearing and proposed budget for the Algona Community School District has not yet been announced. Rural Carriers Met At LuVerne Kossuth County Rural Letter Carriers & Auxiliary met last week at LuVerne, with Mr and Mrs Guy Giddings and Mr and Mrs Ray Stone as hosts. A pot luck dinner was followed by business meetings. Mrs. .Givens, state convention delegate, gave a report. Mary Genrich gave a report Two Algona Men Hurt In Crash Two Algona men, Jim Burns 67, and Gary Graham, 23, suffered minor injuries when an auto driven by another Algonan, Glen Shore, 65, crashed into a ditch along a gravel road three miles north of Dolliver at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The auto was headed west at the time of the mishap. The driver lost control of the vehicle which headed onto the north shoulder of the road, then rolled into the north ditch. Burns suffered abrasions and Graham was treated for neck and shoulder injuries. The auto's top, left side and fender were damaged. Bob Reynolds, Emmet county deputy sheriff, investigated the mishap. Hits Power Pole Charges of failing to have her car under control were filed against Lucille Montgomery, Algona, after her auto struck a power pole near the intersection of Minnesota and McGregor streets at 10:40 a.m. Friday. Ram Tuesday Night Damage Hoped For the second time in jusil four days, hail moved into. Kossuth county and caused considerable damage to area crops. The latest storm hit this part of the state- about 8 p.m. Tuesday and reports early Wednesday indicated heaviest damage from the latest blast was in 'an area between Algona and Whittemore. Hail caused slight damage to trees and garden spots in Algona. Streets and sidewalks were littered with leaves and small limbs when the storm moved elsewhere. Driving rain accompanied the latest storm, and winds gusted to near-gale proportions for a while. According to the official weather station, KLGA, 1.72 inches of rainfall fell during the short- lived downpour. 1 Until insurance men have had a chance to tabulate claims and study area damage, an estimate of the actual crop loss would be impossible to make. The storm four nights earlier, Friday, which delivered a little more than an inch of rain( it was sorely needed), resulted in hail-damaged crops in a band north o£ highway 18 from Whittemore to Wesley. Amount of damage varied throughout: the area. Insurance 'claims began to flow into local offices immediately. Besides damage in the Whittemore-Wesley band, other scattered areas were also pelted by hail during ithe fast-moving storm. The crops, had it not been for the hail, which needed moisture, would now be in fine shape all over the county. It is hoped much of the damaged cropland will rally and still manage to produce a harvest. Mother Nature will have a lot to do with it. An even three inches of rain was measured here during the week. The first heavy rain was preceded by showers. High temperature reading, 88 degrees, was registered during the ?4 hours preceding Wednesday and the low was 50 degrees July 16. Here are the week's temperature marks: H July 13 71 July 14 79 July 15 80 July 16 82 July 17 85 July 18 82 July 19 88 L 56 53 54 50 56 61 58 R .15 .11 i.o: 1.73 Top Student A Kossuth County girl, Judith Pfeffer, Wesley, was one of 43 liberal arts students who received straight A's at the State University of Iowa for the spring se^ mester. She is the daughter ol Dr, and Mrs Leroy L; Pfeffer, Wesley, and is a junior at SUI.

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