The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 10, 1961 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 10, 1961
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Allan Fehr Of Crash Victim Me odg* fcarfly Pehr, 22, _West fiend , hospital in For, occurred lC -n a £ howe - Patfoiman D. W. * lttboiat '< w ho In* j (Fehf, eft route south passed a car and In returning to -the right side of the *w?r J ost co*? 1 , of his vehicle. The dar went into the ditch on the west 'side of the road. Fehr Was thrown from the car. ,The> site of the tragedy is lo$?¥? £ anoint where Humboldt. Kosauith, Palo Alto and Poc'a- hontas oourtties meet. • Fehr was, traveling in Palo Alto county until he-riasised'the'car find moved to the 1 other side of the highway > which is in Kossuth. tSptaty. '• N "" ftept. of History and Des Moines 19, ESTABLISHED 1843 tnteftd »i tteo&A class niitter at 1M«, MOV. I, 1931 Uflder AUt <rf ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 3 SECTIONS - 22 CAGES VOL. 98 - NO. 32 - Ho! . oat w r ent"into"th'e' ditch in Pocahoritas 1 .'county and Fehr's umbcidl county, ft waa^'re- x>ft£jaly the (third accident Fehr lad ,had in- ,ithis same area. A ; 'ear ago'he was serioubly injured n an-'accident on <the same curve. • Funeral, services' for Mr. Fehr will Be held 'Friday afternoon at 1:30 tilt Aposltolic Christian church at W,est Bend, Rev. Paul Banwart,! pastor of the church, and Rev. Leo Mosher of.Morris,,Minn, will Offfpiate. Burial'will be in the church cemetery with the Schellharnmer, funeral, home in charg|. < • > Surviving are his mother, five brothers, Lowell, Larry, Marvin and Dennis, one sister, Kathleen Fehr,'and his grandparents, Mi 4 . and Mrs.' Alfred 'Fehr' of West Bend.'His father, Eli, preceded him 'in death in 1958. Born Nov. 24, 1938, at West Bend,' Fehr attended and was graduated''' fnim 'West Bend schoott. He served in ^the 'navy from June'. 1957 to June of 1958, Following. his< discharge he re- turnedi home to operate the family farm after the' death of his fnthor!' ,<"" . t father:; Iowa's Farmers j >! f • ' , " Asked To Trim Corn t At Corners iii\I«(t. ltl lA V'J'feStV , •flfj'' « •' From Area At NFO Meeting In Des Moines - . > . ., ( '; t A crowd of more. t than 13,000 rom 14 states jammed Veterans Memorial , Auditorium' - 'af Des ,M6ines Mpnday for the National Farmers Organization^. "Meeting foi- Action," • ' Members' endorsed- immediate preparations to elect marketing area bargaining committees in this new phase of planning,for discussion- X>f master * contracts with .proctors. A In further clecisiohs, NFO members voted to,1 discontinue 'test actions and take'additional time to further strengthen the- organ- 1 izetion in-preparation for an all- out holding action at*; the earliest possible date. . The NFO also called for vigor? pus and determined strength ot the NFO for the "complete enforcement of the. Packers and Stockyards Act that will stop packer and chain store" feeding operations that are now being used as a pricing mechanism to keep competition out of the mar- iverett Baldus New Commander Of Legion Post 1 Everett Baldus was named commander of the Hagg-Turner post of the Algona American Legion recently. Regular meetings arc held the first, Wednesday evening each month* 'Other new officers are Rus- sellv Buchanan, 1st vice commander, Jack Limbaugh, 2nd yic» commander, L. O. Kenyon, , . . , 3rd vice commander, Charles Paxson, adjutant, Tom Dailey, Sgt.-at-arms, Leo Cassiel, service officer, Kenneth Parrish,'finance Officer, James Kolp, historian, Jack Limbaugh, chaplain, and directors, Richard Post; Don Hemmingsen, Gordon Winkel and Al Boekelman. ,'Past commander is Paul Stebritz. kets. Members called for use of the organization's strength to get the water and filler out of meat. "This alone'could'mea'n an"overall reduction of at least 15 per- Chowder Club Really Left Okoboji Mark Thrills, Chills Will Head Big 4-Day Program * ~ The big Kossuth Co moves into the ^ rtext Week. Beginnirigt Tuesday, Aug. 15, and winding '.tip, with a free drawing for a new .'-car 1 Friday at 10 p.m., *he2,Fair ,thls year offers one of the $Mtst prd- ?rams,in many- years,*' and one an (ai Jopl'f ' farmers lo cpoperate >y have in the past) vers by'cutting the f i-,- lallj, corn • growing near, ' road lrt«i> high way in The Stale Safely Department is again be- Und; the drive io "shorten corn,"} • " ^: _ • _•" According io safety figures. it ' is .- possible as many as ' 30 lives can be saved during the next couple of months if farmer* will make • an -e'f fort tp help; provide, better visibility al interseclions. '. Cornj can be cut off a few inches / above top ears -• for 100-175 feet from intersections, (all' four) without any appreciable 'loss - of produg- tipn.! ...<• ,; Coy. Norman Erbe point-, ed o^t this week that a corn' topping- program is especially essential this year due to the increase of traffic deaths on secondary roads, while primary, highway death rate is down. The increase 'in deaths on Iowa's road* is accounted for on secondary roads. cent of ( the meat supply, NFO statement said, Kossuth county NFO members who-attended includes Mr and Mrs Henry Eggerth, Mr a"nd Mrs." Mike Long, Mr and Mrs L'es- ter Fuchseri, Mr -"and Mrs* Vic Ypungwirth, Mr,and. Mrs' Phil Snider,, -Mr and Mrs Bob Simons,.Paul" Thjlges; v Sj%,«$^aul»j^lies, Ha'gg: "/- —-'-..—-.--.Howard, Ed 4nd Jvan.Lone, Cyril Holden, George Wagner,, F. W. Sheirbon, fiill 6engler, John'Hobscheidt, Joe and John Bauer, Elmer Anliker and Leonard McGuire, c'punty president. A regular meeting of the county NFO was held Tuesday night. A report 'on the .Des Moines, meeting was given/and plans for the County Fair were also discussed.. " " ft' Cylinder Man Dies; Funeral Set Thursday Funeral services for Austin T. Grisham, 84, retired . Cylinder farmer, are set, for Thursday at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church in Cylinder, The' Rev, Robert Williams will officiate and burial will be at East 'Lawn cemetery at Algona with the Ellsworth- Belter funeral home in charge, Mr Orisham died at 3 am Monday at Palo Alto Memorial hospital, He was admitted to the hospital Saturday. He is survived by his wife, Roge; five children, Miss Evelyn Grlshw of Nev,ada, Mo,; Gordon of Cylinder, Claude of Indianola, Mrs, Alfred (Dixie) Hoglen of West Plains, Mo. and Carl of Mountain Grove, MO, and U grandchildren. A sister, Mrs Maude Lowell of Long Peach also squrvives. Mr Grisham Was born ^ 17, J877, at Elk Creek, Mo, parents were Benjamin "- 1 - Gary Hermann Is Hired By Swea City Bank Gary' A. Hermann 'a recent graduate of Iowa, State University 'has been hired by the Swea City State Bank and he assumed his -duties there Monday. Mr Hermann' is married and ;he -first "'child, Brad Lee was aorn to the couple Aug. 1. The family will be at home in the Nada Pehrson house, Marjorte Johnson, a 1961 jraduate of Sentral high school has also .been hired by the bank. She is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Albert Johnson of the Sentral community. Wesley Lad Hurt By Backing Car A 16-month old Wesley lad, Jeff Studer, son of Mr and, Mrs Gayle Studer, Wesley, escaped with head injuries when an auto driven by Louis Lynk, 66, Al- gopa, • Apparently backed pyigf hJm ftt Wesley Thursday at 10:15 a.m. The boy was taken to Mercy hospital, Mpson City, for treatment. The Lynk 'auto was backing out of the Studer driveway" when Mr. Lynk felt a bump on the right front wheel. He stopped at once and found Jeff lying near the front wheel of the auto. The incident was investigated by - After the East Side Ladies Chowder' and Noisemaking Society of Algona left the Brooks Country Club after their annual pilgrimage to .Okoboji last week, one unusually perceptive and foresighted waiter remarked: "•This place will never be the sahie." • ' ' ' ' ; Dinner at' Brooks was but one of'the highlights of our two-day* 1 stay at the Geelan manse > there. Because only lo Join our exclusive group- Jo^ two days only, of course. SheJ quickly got into the spirit of things when she and our,hostess, Eleanor, sewed nightcrawlers together and hid them in Deletes Winkel's bed. Their husbands Were later heard to remark thai this was the first sewipg either of them has done since they were married. Mary Straub forgot to pack her shoes and had to go to dinner in her flip-flops,. "while this correspondent • forgot her bathing cap and had wet hair hanging down to her knees. Lois Strohman, when she wasn't on the roller coaster at Arnold's Park, spent most of the time worrying about Ruby Cooper's driving, but the wierdest sight of all was Madonna Skogsirom, who went out picking flowers at 3 a.m. during a violent thunderstorm. We certainly had a hilarious time and despite the entreaties of the Okoboji Chamber of Commerce, we shall'returnI (Editor's . note — They shall not return to the Brooks Country Club — at least not the samei one; and that waiter was sure right!) hait should" pull many persons, rural and urban alike, through he gates during the folir 'day run. J .">. .Judging will kick-offj$ie Fair Tuesday andyWill a)l tock classes and for all' types of -H demonstrations, etc. through- uit Ithe week. The annual Baby >eef sale, which always proves^ popular feature, will -be-'held a)t a.m. Friday. Perhaps the largest crowds will attend, the four session of racing on tap. There will be free gb-kart races Wednesday at 2 p.m. and' stock car races at 2 pm. Friday. The go-karts -have never been featured here v before", but may prove to be an annual drawing card. .Theyare.Jun 1 to watch— 'and the stocks, 1 ,, wjiich have: been 'pulling ' pretty fa'if crowds' each •Sfeturdayinight this summer, are always- fl"»bjig hiti Recent spectacular crashes durf ing evening f programs' should provide plenty >of publicity for the event, . , , ,'i,,\ \ ' < Wednesday night, beginning' ail 8 p.m., the big car ' at*fd| races will be held. Most area" 1 * am. haW seen the big Offies ahdv othe* cars race here, but this yeat 1 there is something new, added.' I For, .the first" time, a flel<J. i; o£ super modified stock cans', are 1 slaited to 'appear — and on' the Tornadoes Wreck Farms supers have done "well against the big cars. - ' Top big car drivers elated 'to appear include Pete FcJse, point leader and defending champion driver, Buzz Barton, Dale Breed love, Larry North[ Harvey ' ' .,•" T " •- -. >.- '• -. • i "-'"-f ",-•(•;•• A home on the Helen McEnroe tarm, two miles, east and about the stryature began to shake. ' ' , the ', su irp undln S frarm buildings were > A?garage situated 1 to the right of the house shown above, was * k,™ f hUd in home is •occupied by 4 area about 4 p.m. the house was scared when here are some areas of Kossuth county that will be clean ing up debris and litter for some time, despite the fact it has been aboult a week since the wors storm in 10 years swept through this vicinity. At 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, hundreds of area residents were scared stiff when small tornadoes, accompanied by -a downpour of rain (more -than an inch, in less than 30 minutes), and high winds made a shambles of much proper' and Cordelia N°rman Grishjanv In 1912 he married Rose man at Elk Creek. They from Elk Creek to Cylinder-. 1947. He ww preceded in de^th his parents end one sister. Lmdhorst. ven by M^ry Murphy, gherifl Oars , 19, Al^na. apd Alfred Scobba, 20, Algojia. collided at 3 p.m. Sa.turc% • a half-mile north of Whittemore, resulting in $95 damage to the Murphy auto and $35 damage to the other vehicle. The mishap was reported to the sheriff's office, is Any Old Papers? OryiUe Wicks 1 of Algona „ looking for the .front page from the Aug. 39, 1957 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines and WPHld •appreciate it if anyone in the wJxo might have a copy pf th»t issue would notify him 8* pnce. Mayor's Court Is Busy Again This Past Week Several persons paid fines following preliminary hearings of a variety of cases in Mayor C. C. Shierk'e count ithis week, Drivers paying fines for speeding were Twilah Woodring, Des Moines, $15; Tom Netize, Man- kaito, $15; Robert Bowen, Atlanta, Gte,, ,$8; Barbara Ann Wehr- span, Fenlton, $15. Intoxication fines were paid by Gilmore Helgoland, Mason City, $25; Merle Pratt, Algona, $25 ($15 sus- P^fP ( !S d); Marvin Lallier, AJgona, $25 ($}0 suspended). James Weip, Algona, paid $5 for not having & driver's license. James, Geist, Fort Dodge, paid $5 for and expired license. Louis. Grossman, Minneapolis, was fined $JQ for following too closely and Merlin Font, Dakota City, $10 for failing to stop 'When striking an object on highway. kel, Al Freedenbur'g, ' Jimmy Murphy, Herschel Wagner, Arnie Knepper, Jerry Bilundy, Vic Valentine, Harold Leep, Jerry Schumaker and Red Hoyle. And F riday night, also beginning at 8 p.m., a large field of midget auto racers (small versions of the dirt track cars) will battle it pult for an $1,100 purse, one of the largest being offered. this summer. • All of the leading point getters of Northwest Mid- gelbs, Inc. will be here. The new Dodge Jjancer will be given away 'after the midget races, with the gate ito be free after 9:30 p.m. The Tournament of Thrills, a feature that proved a big hit a year ago, will climax the first day of the Pair, Tuesday, at 8 p.m. 'There is hardly a trick that the drivers won't pulll out of their ha^ts during the exciting performance. There will be fancy driving and crashes included in the fare. The Carl Mario stage show will return to the grandstand stage after a short absence Thursday at 8 p.m. Featured performers will include Elena Omar, the Augspurg monkeys and baboons, Lester Harding, Miss Norma, Chiquita and Pedro (not Ramos), Frisky's miniature Arabians, the Ellen Bell Dancers, top dance line, and the Williams Brothers. Variety and music will furnish plenty of entertainment. Merriam's Midway Shows will be set up on the midway throughout the entire Fair week. Yessjr, the secretary and fair board members have lined up R program; that i? designed for you —Jthe customer. Don't miss a off a corn crib aind a window thriM-packed minute of the ac- was blown out of the east side tion, I °f the house, upstairs. A mile north of Schumacher's, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Etherington, who were home when the storm struck, saw the roof of a round crib flutter, .then remain in place when the winds subsided, and •Mrs. Etherington said, "I have never been so scared." A huge bam, one of the larg- An area about two miles .east of Algona and several miles 'long seemed to bear the brunit of the attack, although damage reports filtered in from many other sections. A Bunt man, Gordon Gilford, narrowly escaped loss ; of his right eye during the storm. Gordon, employed at Holding's Garage and Trucking Serv.,. was about to open the front door of the 'garage when wind sucked the window from the door. The gllass struck him in the face, narrowly missing his eye, and five stitches were required to close the gash left by the broken glass. , ... Louie Schumacher, who owns a farm three miles nopth and two east of Algona, his wife, father- in-law, Earl Sheppard, Algo'na, and two children, Jim and Sharon, were in the Schumacher home other elsewhere, the stqrm daughters arrived. Two were visiting A tornado must have hit the place, Trees from a healthy-looking grove were itorn up, the top was torn from a huge spruce tree, the garage near the house Was tipped, a section of roof was torn off the barn, the roof torn Close For Fair A joint meeting of the retail and automotive bureaus of the Algona Chamber of Commerce Wednesday decided most businesses in the city would close Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 18, for the Kossuth County Fair. - Good Neighbors Aid Armstrong Family Monday Twelve acres of oats were harvested Monday on the farm of Ruben Larsen southeast of Armstrong by a group of friends and neighbors. Four men operated combines. They were Oscar Carlson, Leon Nelson, Arnold Flier and Bernard Verbrugge. Assisting were Chris Larsen and Earl Theesfield. Neighbor women brought and prepared the dinner for the workers. Don Jensen furnished the gas. Many others volunteered to help. The.Larsen's son, Clifford, was killed in-% traffic accident early Sunday est in thait shaken and wast, baled area, was moved, wound up leaning hay inside was Like so many others, the farm of Louie Schum acher, three miles north and two east of Algona, elt the full force of Thursday afternoon's storm. The grove on the place was riddled and the entire area was left covered with large and small ree limbs and branches, The garage took quite a beating, too, as shown in the above photo. It 'nearly buckled but was held up by a tractor inside and a truck and car parked outside, left and right, at the time of the storm. (UDM Newsfoto-Engraving) thrown about and the roof of a large cattle shed south of the bam was ripped off and thrown in a field several hundred feelt from dts origin. The Robert Richter farm, southwest of E'therington's, had a windmill! knocked down on top of another outbuilding and most of a large grove of trees was dlamaged. The Richard Ringsdorfs, who live on the Helen Me- Bnipe farm, two miles east and about a mil* couth of (CONTIHVED QH PAGE 8) Petit Jurors Named; Term Opens Sept. 5 Clerk of Court Alma Pearson annourfced this week that the August term of court will open here Sept. 5. Following is a list of petit jurors slated to report at 10 a.m. that day: Rose Arend, Algona; Myrtle Baago, Fenton; M. A. Bartholomew, Algona; John Bauer. Wesley; R. J. Bell, Swea City; Albin Berkness, Armstrong; Helen Besch, Whittemore; James Butler, Bode; Frances Capegius, Irvington; Norman Chambers, Corwith; Amery Charlson, Swea City; O. T. Cherland, Burt; John Cosgrove, Wesley; Grace De- Waard, Wesley; William Droessler, Bancroft. Dick Dudding, Bancroft; Agnes Eischen, Lu Verne; Junior Ellis, Swea City; Josephine Erpe}ding, Iryington; Francis Foth, Bancroft; Louise Hall, Algona. Herman Harms, Titonka; Sylvaria Haupert, Bancroft; Helen Hildman, Wesley; Palmer Jensen, Bancroft; Glenn Johnson West Bend; Minnie Kylen, Swea City; Shirley Lappe, Lakota; Lucile Lashbrook, Algona; Dora Lauck, Whittemore; Richard Ludwig, Corwith; Don Martin Swea City; R. S. Mather, Swea City; Louise Mechler, Titonka. Dorothy Mergen, Algona; Margaret Metcalf, Algona; Myrtle Meyer, Whittemore; Donald Mitchell, Burt; Frank Reding, Lu- Verne; May Schenck, Algona Wayne Smith, West Bend; Dons Stevens, Sexton; Ralph Stoll, LuVerne; Paul Thilges, Jr., Ottosen; Gertrude Thompson, Lakota; John Tjarks, Titonka; Ruth Waite, Fenton; Lester Weisbrod, Fenton; Lloyd Wellendorf, Al gona; Bertha Willrett, Burt. Sponsors Back Fair This Week This week's edition of the Upper Des Moines is packed with many interesting ads, including quite a few aimed at promoting the Kossuth County Fair, Whicfi will be held at th e fairgrounds here Aug. 15-18. The Fair has one of the finest programs in many years to offer. Included inside this newspaper is an ad sponsored by Pioneer Hi-* Bred Corn Co. which lias a complete program for the entire Fair. Others are sponsored by individ- uail firms, some who will have exhibits at the Fair and some who will not, but wanted to support >the Fair in this way. It is apparent that practically all firms wanted to give the Fair a big boost. Three Divorces Granted Here Three divorces were granted in district court here by Judge G. W. Stillman Tuesday. Wilfred E. Woltz was granted a divorce from Iva Marie Woltz ar.d granted custody of two minor children. Mell C. Brooke was granted a divorce from Gladys H. Brooke and the latter had her maiden name, Gladys Hope, restored. Wilma M. Dehnert was granted a divorce from Edward H. Dehnert and her maiden name, Wilma M. Tiede, was restored.

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