The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 27, 1961 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 27, 1961
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Dept. of Hietory and Dee Moinee 19, lov/a By fluss Waller In the quest for industrial da* velbpment, let us not forget 'the industry we already have, or new projects on,a strictly local basis. One such is the reopening of the Algeria Bottling Works by Bill;Snpdgrass in a frame,structure, on North Main Street. Bill, who' was with .the telephone company for 11 years, previously had experience in the bottling business, «' • • » * • We trust thai the division in one: local community regarding a postoffice appointment will work itself out without undue enmity. No iirtall community, or a'large orie'either, can afford the luxury of ; dividing itself on such a matter. !,»It is enough' of a ! problen) to Just ''stay alive" in today's" economic world. Until the laws are changed, postmaster appointments ,will; continue to be made by.,;;whichever? political party happens .tfij pe In power,' and both parties ' h1a,ve;<gooa, competent • people available. ';.. '•• V • <;'•'••-,•"•. '• ...... Most expressions on the. recent Ridicul,oUs pays here from State Street sources' say it was "the best^ever.' 1 Vr -• - .,..:,•'. You know, time is really marching on, when the youngsters ask,;"Who was Ty Cobb?" , ' •.;.-. '*','*''''*'' The question of which — Algona; Hi'; or Eagle Grove — ha? the: ; better , baseball team will now have to wa'Jt'another season. The first 1 game, here, was called 6t thje end of-the 6th when the Score was tied, and the rains cahie. Last week, at Eagle Grove, Algona led at the end of the 2nd; 2 td-0 — and the rains came again.- , . > .couple of radio " ;ex^ ami AAtuyAju.\»*/ .IIUMJ* £?utu are' now uslpg new ajipfiratfas: of a teletype; nature, receiving :artd recording! like a .typewriter. This include* code.,messages. Si recently went to a meeting of the Badtb Amateur Teletype Society in; Minneapolis, and as he was being introduced , around met another "Harold Roth", this brie from Minneapolis. Nels gets a little code once in awhile that he can't i figure out'— maybe he'll have to take up. Russian. ' • * » ' * One local citizen remarked he was planning a trip with his wife to visit relatives. "Sort of a tour of the battlefields," he added. : * * * Nice work 1 The blacktopping of curb parking areas along East Call St. is a big improvement and dust settler. * . * * Postmaster Wade Sullivan Is getting worried. He is'afraid that • when the day comes for taking that rural carrier test he will have to close the local postoffice. Practically everyone in the post- office is an applicant I These ore dangerous day* in which we live — especially if you have a cottonwood tree on your property in Ottumwa. • * * Horace Clapiaddl* has devel. oped into something of a baseball' fan, perhaps because of Charlie Beringer. At any rate Horace offered a steak dinner to any Garrigan baseball player and his girl friend, for hitting a home run. Against Lake Twp. the feat was accomplished by Dick Heinen. Only drawback, scouts report, is that Pick doesn't have any special girl friend. But Horace will be out two steak dinners somewhere down the line. * * * Optimlim of the Weeks (Twin* baseball announcer) — "We're only trailing Washington by three games," » • » Ont local wag *aid W» TV broke down so he »n4 hw wife bad an old fashioned evening at home, "How was that, sc-nfs ajipunKj ithe piano, etc.?" inquired a friend. "No, we juait listened; to &8 radio." , , , j*(iiik*i M* twy to mftfc* but H is better to make a nus, take doing something than to make the mistake of doing noth- ,v ESTABIISH6D 1863 *• (Mend eta* ttattef At the jsottottiM at Iowa, Nov. 1. 1831 under Act of ConftStt of March ,; ,AteONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY ay, t$6i 3 SECTIONS - 22 PAGES VOL, 98 - NO. 30 Algona School Budget Is Presented; $54,000 Rise nty Fair ram W e of report A proposed budget increase of $54,000 for the 1961-'62 year is contained in the annual budget notice of the 'Algona Community School District, officially published elsewhere "in this paper today. , j Based ,on the amount necessary to 'be raised by taxation, this would represent a school tax increase of $57,575. ,The official budget hearing hfis been set , for 1 7:30 on Wednesday, August 9, at Algona High School. ; , A' comparison of school expenditures figures for the most recent years follows: • D ...... . ..... _ $620,876 1959-'60 _•_ _____ — — 678,128 1960-'61 ........ — -L 725,226 196l-'62 (proposed) __. 767,838 The estimated tax per $1,000 of . (assessed valuation would be $42.57 under the proposed budget for 19<jl-'62. ' Of total school costs for 1960'61 the. sum of $651,413 was raised by taxation. Under the proposed budget the sum of $708,988 would be raised by taxation for the 1961-'62 year of the district. Largest single increase in the various funds is in the general fund. This includes salaries, ex- •clusive of the federal and state pension fdnds which are listed separately. .Automatic salary increases Up. costs between $25,00,0 and $30,000. ' •. .The/school district is paying between; $60,000 and $70.000 a year in bonds and interest. Transportation costs have re-, mained the same for the pasl three years in the budgets, as have most other units of, operating cost. ,'.'". Colombia Girl Is Next Exchange Student Here • "Word was received this week that ,the Algona high school foreign, exchange student for the coming school year will arrive via plane- at Miami August 28, Lyle, Alberts is : president of the Algona chapter of the American, Field, Service. The student is Sonia Rozo Garzon who was born- -in, Bogota, 1 Colombia, South America, February 11, 1944, She lives on e farm .near Bogota, where .hei father is an agriculturist. Her mother is a, housewife and she has ,two brothers, , ages 22' arid t "and ten.* She has studied English eight years and, of course, speaks Spanish, fluently. Sonia a]so-hae a fair knowledge of Latin and French. While in Algona, Sonia will be a guest of the Melvin Bays. She will be a senior at Algona high and will return to South America sometime in June, 1962. Organizations pledging $850 to the local chapter of American Field Service for . foreign exchange students are. P.E.O;, Sor- optimist Club, V.F.W. Aux., Algona Ministerial Assn., Bar Assn., Methodist Men, Algona Education Assn., Titonka Lions, F.H.A., F.T.A., and G.R.A. clubs of Algona high school, Women's Club, Beta Sigma Phi (Alpha Psi Chapter), B.P.W., Kiwanis, Algona Lions and Rotary. The cost of the student is $650. Carolyn Plott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. . Plott, Algona, is now in Germany on the foreign student exchange program and will return next month. (UDM Engraving) Thieves Steal Gum, Peanuts At Fairgrounds Three unknown thieves broke into the concession gtand at the fairgrounds Saturday afternoon, stole seven or eight cartons of gum, a carton of peanuts and moved poolers, damaging them, then escaped in an auto. Policeman Rich Groen investigated the theft, The thieve* sheltered boards from the side of the stand to gain admittance. The theft occurred en property leased from the fair board by Lament Wellendorf, manager of Kos- futh County Speedways during Jhe stock car lace sea-. cert. New Dentist To Locate Here Algona has a new dentist. He is Dr. Kevin ;C. Nash, a recent graduate of ' Creighton University, Omaha, who will open his office at 123 East' Call street here August 1. He arrived in Algona during the past week. Dr. Nash is married and has four small daughters, Constance 4, Mary 3, Martha 2, and Susan 1. The doctor's family will move to Algona about Aug. 5. Account Cases Filed Here In District Court Two account cases were filed in district court here this week. Mack Wallach Co., Inc., plaintiff, seeks $291 claimed due from Elliott and Lucille Skilling (Pink Petal Floral) and the K & H Oil Co., plaintiff, alleges K. R, and Mildred Ditsworth owe an account of $558.19 for merchandise. Clara Lloyd was granted a di- vore from Edwin Lloyd in another district court action. Married Oct. 3, 1959, the Lloyds reside at Fenton. They separtea Sept. 3, 1960 and Mrs. Lloyd charged cruej and inhuman treatment and was given custody of two children, Truck Crash Robert R. Nase, 20, Cylinder, escaped injury when the truck he was driving ran into a ditch two miles west of St. Joe on a county road at 8 a.m. Wednesday. According to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who investigated the mishap, Nase ran the truck into the ditch . to avoid hitting the rear of another truck when his brakes failed to work. Damage to the truck was estimated at $50. Antique Car Club Guests At Irvington Breakfast Jryingipn » Bygone days and the glpriei of early mo- luring were relived' Sunday, July J§, when 135 members end gujit* of the SERFAGE Antique Car Club met hero •'' Pole aj hosts, The Poles are club mernber*. Breakfast was served a* 8 fegb arid 8 SttPrt business mating followed. After vis-, ijing «nd inspecting the A oi cw« *bf group Grotto, and then to Storm Lake, headquarters of the club. In the Pole collection are a 1913 Maxwell, 1903 Sears, 1929 Lincoln, 1921 Podge, 9, 1924 Model T coupe and truck, and two antique fire trucks. The 1913 Maxwell Has neyer been out of the Pole family. It wo* purchased by Elmer's father, Fred Pole, In 1113, Lilt lime the club met a! Jrvingtea wo» in 1958, Speed Events, August 15-li It is very apparent that^WGl Kossuth County 'Fair !r gofers*vw f ill see one of the top enteitajhwteht programs ever offered I'here^llie complete program fbr^.thd'i fotjr- day event at the' faii-gfiufttls here August -15-18 inclusive, was released this week by -Vefti McClure, Fair secretary, ' *s(nd' appears in an ad in today's -ITDM. . • ' '••'" . Besides the usual judging livestock and other agricultural exhibits- and demonstrations, which is slated each" morning during .the Fair, several grandstand attractions that should ip- sure huge, crowds are als]6' on 'tap.' <^M Included in the fare at the grandstand are four sessions' Of racing— and . there' is variety, to say the .least. And a- couple of the programs are brand, sprank- ing new. • ' ' Charges For Grandstand First , of all, there is a. free afternoon of go-kart races, beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Many area drivers (and it is hoped many others) will race that day. For anyone that hds never seen gorkarts go at it (and for that matter, anyone -wljo has seen them), these miniature rigs will furnish plenty of thrilis-i and noise. '* Friday night, beginning at 8 p.m. .Northwest Midgets, Jnc.^ slated to send in a full field,, of midget auto racers ( Offenhausers) here to phallengfe the half-mile oval. Here, again, there 'will be thrills and nOls'e galore. ' , For the first time in;hist Speedways event, "the Tdarihg Offenhausers (and their, cousins) will be here Wednesday at 8 p.m. The always-p'opular, stock/cars, which have been giving,'fans their money's worth here all summer,- will appeal Friday at 2 p.m. and .will probably push each other around plenty during a full program, of thrill (and more noise). , The first day of the Pair will wind up with a bang, too, when the Tournament of Thrills, ,a top attraction here a year ago, puts on an exhibition of precision driving that is nothing short of spectacular. One feature will be a simultaneous twisting end- over-end or side-over-side crash contest between two cars until both are demolished. The Carl Mario stage show, always a hit here, will be back for an appearance on the stage in front of the grandstand Thursday at 8 p.m. Entertainers to be featured in everything from comedy to animal tricks will in-, elude Elena Omar, the Augspurg monkeys and baboons, Lestei Harding, Miss Norma, Chiquita and Pedro, Frisky's miniature Arabians, the Ellen Bell dancers and the Williams brothers. To Give Away Car Not to be overlooked by any means is the FREE drawing Friday after the midget auto races (about 10 p.m.) for a new Dodge Lancer automobile, to be given away by the Algona JayCees and 35 area sponsors. The gate will be free after 9:30 p.m. in time for the drawing and the winner must be present to win. There will also be an afternoon of baseball. Lone Bock and St. Joe of the Kossuth County League will tangle at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The teams are evenly matched and the game promises to be a real struggle. McClure also announced that there will be no admission charged at the grandstand for any of the afternoon programs, with the exception of the stock car races Friday. All other afternoon programs are free. There will be an admission charge each evening at the grandstand until the auto drawing. Also of extreme interest, especially to farmers and stock buyers from all around the area, is the annual sale of prize baby beef animals in the large tent near the cattle barns at 8 a.m. Friday. The 4-H clubs' parade complete with a showing of prize livestock, will be held preceding the Mario show at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Merriam's Midway Shows will be set up during the entire four days—offering all sorts of rides and other attractions for persons of all ages. Two Named To Attend 4-H Iowa Conservation Camp Nancy Chambers • Nancy Chambers, Corwith and James Erpelding, St. Joe, have been chosen as delegates from Kossuth County to attend the Sta'te 4-H Conservation Camp. The camp- will be held at the State 4-H 'Campsite 'in Madrid. July 31 through August 4. The, Conservation 'Camp program will include/ classes and interest groups in Forestry, Cli- matology /and Soils, Botany and Entomology. In addition, every, one will have an opportunity foi" training'-* in''music and .recreation leadership'^'-,'.. Nancy, 'the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Chambers, has been a .member of the LuVerne Peppy Pals for eight .years. Her leader is ;Mrs. Wilbur Merriam. • James Erpelding She served -as Kossuth County girls' 4-H historian last year and has received several awards from her 4-H work in .clothing home furnishings and, food ana nutrition. She is also an active Junior Leader. James is the son 1 'of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Erpelding and is a seven-year member of the St, Joe Trojans of which 'Bernard Thilges is the leader. His projects have included corn, baby beef, beef heifer and woodworking. He is active in demonstrations, livestock judging and Junior Leaders. He represented the county at the State Demonstration Contest in 1959 • and was named outstanding • county crop member and-received, a Chicago Award trip in 1960. , Of Auto Mishaps Two drivers were charged with violations and two suffered minor injuries as a rash of auto accidents in Kossuth county'result- ed in property damage estimated at $1475 during the weekend, A total of six mishaps were investigated by Patrolmen Bill Tordoff and Dick Pedersen and Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst. Darrell D. Green, 26, Algona was treated at Lu Verne for arm and leg injuries, Russell B. Schmidt, 21, Nemaha, was charged with failing to have control of his vehicle and Donald D. Carlson, 18, Armstrong, was charged with failing to yield the right-of-way as a result 01 Manag< Phone Company er At Titonka Dies Harry E. Antoine, 58, manager of the Titonka Telephone Co. for the past four years, succumbeo to a heart attack at his home last Thursday. He suffered the attack earlier while at work and was taken home where death occurred shortly afterward. Funeral services were held at Arlington, Iowa, Sunday afternoon. Burial was also in Arlington, which was his old home. He is survived by his wife. "Prior to going to Titonka, Mr. Antoine had been manager of the telephone company at Wyoming, Iowa. Clouds Move In Rain Predicted With rain predicted almost every day since the last trace was measured July 23, none had arrived in this area by Wednesday noon, despite dark clouds overhead. The prediction for rain remains. The high temperature recorded during the week was 86 degrees Tuesday afternoon. Low- reading during the period was 55 degrees July 23. Almost three- quarters of an inch of rain was measured, coming in the of showers the first four of the week. H L July 20 79 59 July 21 82 60 July 22 75 57 July 23 82 55 July 34 80 56 J«Jy 25 83 59 28 86 61 form days R .18 .25 .27 Tr. crashes. Green was hurt at 12:30 a,m. Sunday when his car, which was headed south, missed a sharp turn and slammed into a ditch a fourth-mile west of Lu Verne on a county road. According to the accident report, it was foggy at the time and Green couldn't see the turn in time to avoid a mishap. Damage to his auto was estimated at $200. A 'Bancroft man, Verne Austin, was injured slightly when the truck he was driving went onto a soft shoulder and rolled on its side in a ditch two miles east of Bancroft Friday. His left hand was severely lacerated, requiring 12 stitches, and his left arm was badly bruised. He was treated at a doctor's office and released. Austin, superintendent of the Bancroft light plant, was inspecting electric lines when the mishap occurred. The truck was not damaged. The charge against Schmidt was lodged by Tordoff after his auto slid off the road, went into a ditch and through a farm fence nine miles west of Algona on highway 18 Friday evening. Schmidt had pulled out to pass another vehicle when the cai went out of control. Damage to the auto was estimated at $200 and $25 damage resulted to the fence. Carlson's charge was filed by Pedersen after his auto pulled into the path of a car driven by Vera I. Fitch, 52, Titonka, then rolled into a ditch as he attempted to get out of the way. Damage to his auto was estimated at $250. The mishap occurred five- miles north and two miles west of Sexton on a gravel road. Two other mishaps were also investigated by Tordoff Friday evening. Herbert M, Harms, Titonka, was headed north two miles south and a mile west of Titonka when his auto approached a herd of black cows. The vehicle hit and killed one of the animals and damage to the auto was estimated at $750. Alice M. Antoine, 22, Bancroft, was headed north on highway 169 when she lost control of her auto while passing another car and the vehicle ran into a ditch. Damage was estimated at $50. The sudden upsurge in number of mishaps immediately brought pleas from Sherift Lindhorst and area officers for everyone to drive carefully. Lindhorst said Tuesday: "our record is still one of the best in the state—let's keep it that way the rest of the year." i Eye Surgery For John Kain This Week, Rochester John Kain, well known Al- pona resident and Plum Creek farmer, is in Worrell Hospital, Rochester, Minn. Where it is anticipated he will have surgery this week for a detached retina in one eye. He has been having trouble, with one eye for several Weeks, and had been receiving treatment for a hemhorrhage in the ye. Monday further examine- lion of the eye revealed the more serious development. He • was taken to Rochester by his brother, Robert, and the letter's wife Verna, and his sister, Mrs Carl Stellhorn, who is here on a visit. Princilli Loss Rites Are Held Here Saturday Funeral rites for Princilli J. Loss, 58, lifelong resident of Al- gona.were held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Cecelia's Catholic church with ,Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial followed at Calvary cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Bob Loss, Raymond Kramer, John, Henry, Walter and Francis Pfeffer. Miss Loss, who had been an invalid for about 22 years, died Thursday night, July 20, -at St.' Ann hospital. Prioivto her^h6s- here "since 1958. * • • A daughter of Frank and Magdalena Loss, PrinciJli was born here Dec. 14, 1902. She was educated here and following hei graduation from Algona high school attended Iowa State Teachers College at Cedar Falls. She was employed as a telephone operator here for 15 years before she became ill. About two years ago, the firm installed a special telephone, complete with push buttons, a transmitter and receiver, which could be operated by her. She had not been able to use a regular phone due to her almost-totally paralyzeC! condition. Her parents preceded her in death. She is survived by a brother, Harold Loss of New York City. Lad Struck Over Eye By Golf Ball Tuesday John Will, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Will, Algona, was rushed to Park hospital at Mason City Tuesday afternoon after he was struck above the left eye by a golf ball at the Algona Country Club. According to reports, three stitches were required to close the wound and John and his mother remained at the hospital Wednesday, The ball which accidentally hit John had been driven by Bob Farnham on number eight at the local course. It reportedly hit the ground and bounced, striking John. The mishap occurred during a Kid's Day golf event at the club, John was treated here before being taken to Mason City. Indian Day At Tyke July 29 Plans have been completed for Titort|ja's annual Indian Day celebraTTOn, which is slated to be held there this Saturday, July 29, beginning at 10 a.m. The spectacle will get underway with a big parade. Shorter Shows will set up a big midway featuring a variety of rides, that will operate Friday night and all day Saturday. Stores will remain open Friday night, then be closed all day Saturday. There will be an evening program Saturday, which is sure to be a good one. Members of the Chamber of Commerce and any others interested in making the day a success, will meet tonight (Thursday) to put up a platform Mrs. Scheme! Passes Here; Funeral Held .Funeral' services for Mrs. Eugene Schemel, 62, well-known Algona woman, were held Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Cecelia;? Catholic church with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial followed at Calvary cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were LW» Immerfall, Beechcr Lane, Paul- Ost- winkle, James Mergen, Perry Lowman and Fred Diekman. Mrs. Schemel, who had been ill for about a year, died Thursday evening, July 20, at St. Ann hospital. ' Helen Elizabeth (Beth)' Weaver, daughter of Mart and Alta Powers Weaver, was born Juria 8, 1899 here. She graduated from Algona high school and Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, and taught hefe and in other schools prior to her marriage to Eugene A. Schemel Aug. 23, 1923. Mr. and Mrs| Schemel have been residents here for many years. Mi'. Schemel was cashier at the Security State Bank here prior to his retire? ment several months ago. , Mrs. Schemel was a member of St. Cecelia's C. D. of. A.; Daughters of the American Revolution, American Legion Auxiliary and a few local social clubs. • '.•'. Besides; her husband, she is survived 'by- a son, Dn Mart Schemel, (Houston, Texas, and a sister, Mrs. Vesta Menzel, Houghton, Mich. States Cafe Here On Visit Frank Mathes, proprietor of Algona's most famous restaurant, The States Cafe, in bygone years, concluded a 10-day visit yesterday and left by car from his home in Pasadena, Cal. It was his first visit back since the Centennial observance. • While here he was a guest in the home of his brother, Lyle Mathes. The States Cafe, located for years in the building now occu-i pied by Hutzell's Variety, was noted for many things other than good food. First, it was open night and day, and for many the evening did not end until a midnight snack there. Second, the cafe had white table cloths. Third, there were all men waits. Mr. Mathes left here in 1930, and after a stint in Ames ana Davenport, went to Pasadena, where he ran a restaurant of his own until just recently when the property was included in a corner involved in a street program. Now, at 72, he admits a yen for a little restaurant aroma, yet is finding his first real leisure in many a year. Mrs. Mathes has two sons, Drennan and Owen, both located n California, and a daughter, Phyllis, married and living in Grand Rapids, Mich. All were Algona high graduates. Mrs. Mathes died several years ago n California. County Boys 4-H Demonstrations At Burt, July 31 The boys' County 4-H Demonstration Contest will be held Monday, July 31 at the Burt Legion Hall, starting at 6:30 p.m. and 4-H members, parents and friends are invited to attend. Club members will be showing the latest in approved and new farming practices and personal improvement. There will be a junior and senior division in the contest. The junior division will be for members thirteen and under January 1, 1961. Members taking part in the contest will receive ribbon awards and the clubs pri?e money. Winners in the junior and senior division will represent Kossuth County at the North Iowa Fair, Iow« State Fair, and Clay County Fair.

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