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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 14, 1961
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• \ •,«£. ',*•*• • f, X * Dept. of Slfetory and Dea Moinee 19, Iowa eatrV 100 yelsrs tSO(J ( But whits , most 6f the arid iouth t 'f ' ,, Dave Shumway Ypehi' part ,ot the past week in Colorado fish,*' H< :,2 ot there In time to help clear the mouiitain 'passes of snow . . . The,JK. ,T. «;BUnkof3- kes were at Leech Lake for the Labor pay weekend;-and not far from the,scene..of the 'drowning' mishap which, took-,the'' life o* one lowan and almost^ two others. .., • < ' • '' • • Even while tropps^are,,glaring I at each other across (the Berlin, border; it is politics as .usual,in. West Germany, with, the, Berlin mayor,. Will Brandt using, the situation to, further/his ,' contest With Konrad' Adeniauer. ^Brandt alleges (that he "stood up to the Communists", and ..that Adenauer did 1 hot.'The,election is to take place Septl .17, if someone doesn't'start -*a war/ before then. OT.f$ VM'"' '; i ; -The "North" end the "South"'will tiasif ;latef, In Algaha, 1 Friday' and Saturday*' ^thiire may be raids,' escapades anT confined to a pride war side of MalrtfStreet. •.-'«.> , ; As readers will flndT inside this Issue efTht]tf$per Des Molnes> Northern Generals 'Phil Sheridan Rich '. Sumier Lane > . Qeo. Cusier AHlaud ' , , , Antietam thuente . ; Fredericksburg Frederick • YorletdWri Saiter • Joe Hooker Read Bull Run Bjustrom r; .14 eft Ih 6drne»t> no holds barred, no rsqsttfiable offers refused. If you dfirt't like^te nertfi, try it In the ! south'! "Civil War Days',' are here again I i • Listed here ore the northern and southern Generals who are leading »he;War-of bargalrjs. They all have something to say on the subject inside today'* paper. Southern Generals Farraaui .Zender Manaisai-MSck'.; , ; Abe Lincoln Dikhiond Vicksbur^ Baiilett 6eo. Me«d*' Ndiion ' Lrfngsiriet Robfrison 'Ceo. MeCiellan Ball THE -foORTH t ! ' Carpetbagger (unclassified) Robert Ei Lee, tf*S.' ; Grant Rusk. Jeb Stuart Wolf ' Geo. Plckett Langfiit Shil6h Schulti Kenesaw Mountain Cook . Chaianooga Cullen Appomattox Bdmgaan Joe Johnston Shllis Merrimac Hhiken Pea Ridge Chrischilles Lookout Mountain Fowler Scarlett O'Hare Dahl Cannonball Hood Rhelt Builer Wallukait Chancellorsville Bay Chicamtigua Joe Tschetter Stonewall Jackson Carson Ouantrell Williams Southern Comfort Montag Jeff Davis Nelson Beauregatd Bradley TMfi SOUTH ESTABLISHED 1863 -•-' >•••• '-- -•-' ^ ....... ....•»; ' .' ... ,v. , f . > &^ CTK^^eftSUttM A f teQwi IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPtiMBIR 14, 19kl " 3 S6C T i6NS ~ 22 PAGES Piu. 12-P«. T,blold II you fiulld, a: $},OQO'fallout shelter, your iproperty tax will go up about $20 a year.. . . state la'w -considers fallout' shelters taxable. " ' .'-.•,: ''„•**,, * ' • Never thought of it much,' but pur littlevprivate feud with Cuba is affecting the price'of molasses. Cost has gone up 75% in th£"past 12 months. No word oh the razor blade market. ,« • „ . ( ;, ^_ „• ^ j« f , Did you note' fte Man"'in the Street /interviews recently re- gfirding atoniic. attack -and what they'd do ifjit happened? !: Our researdh department tells us tha$ there ,are . two .major Russian targets'-' in'' our*.area Omaha,; and. the" 1 *. Twin Cities, each), something". * like" ""160 air miles ojf so" ( from us. SFrevailing northwest 1 , winds would ,6arry fallout - away \ f roni ,Kossuth County; southwest winds would; reduce,', the,; Twin Cities danger I but ' bring lOmahla fallout this ' location is 'about as good* las v , where-except'the- western* Va'ovc- lands. Wonder if Doc"SHierk will have a housewarming when he gets his fallout dungeon completed? j Who ever, thought those old fnjlt Cellar's, and "cyclone caves would return in later years as a family necessity? Ford Motor, Detroit rumor hath is, is introducing two-new lines—The Cardinal and ArcH- bishop, the latter a code name, both small-type" cars. :''•''.'.'*, : • ' ; : . • . . • ' •Headline In an exchange paper reads: "193. Votes -Cast By Eleven T,oday." Well, that's one way to get elected, VOL. 98 - NO. 37 i i >. »*y * • ' — „ • , . • i i » Co. Board Education ' ' •"• -, • * * - * ••• ; * Quote of the Week — "The only: physical fitness programs we have are for people who vdon't .need them"— Coach Bud Wilkinson. Local TV viewers are disgusted to find that'the Mankato station is now carrying exactly the same programs as" Mason City . . , a tip: Channel 10, Rochester, carries a different network and with a new tower the reception is usually A-l. * • • Our young friend, Tom Hutchison, son of Mr.'and Mrs. Theo Hutchison of AJgona, a student at Stanford, Palo Alto, Calif, is home briefly after an interesting summer. He has been making a study under a Ford Foundation grant, of the life of councilmen in the Bay area (San Francisco). A report will be compiled on the results, Tom. says quite a few of the ( bay city area councilmen ahied away < at first,-but when certain that the' report, would identify nobody' by name, be. . came more .cooperative. What secrets do councilmen have to hide? ' i , » «.• Congressman Charles Hoevep of Iowa rakes the administration farm bill, present, and proposed for the future, calls it a "fantastic power grab," 0. K-, Mr. Hoe* ven, and what do YOU suggest in its place? • : , . - • „ »• *., • t One difference between pioneer days and now is that back there the travelers - didn't have to stop'so that their'kids could read the historical markers. > ',». * • . Mr. and Mr». Paul Hudson and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Chrischilles, Fenton residents, recently made a trip west, and as each- had relatives somewhere in the Columbus,, Montansi, area,. decided to' visits them- They found them —living one farm apart—a little coincidence unknown to any- AlgonanWill Face 2 Charges This Weekend According to' County Attorney Gordon Winkel, 'preliminary .hearing of two charges. OMVI and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, against Lou Robinson, Algona, will probably be held . here later this WeeTc.'^ Robinson's attorney is out of town and the hearings are on the dqcket when he returns, -i'Robinson was' charged after his'lauto allegedly struck, another Algona man, Ralph Elbert, then crashed into the * bridge "across the Des Moines river, on highway '169 south', of Algona;* Sept. 2,,, .''•Elbert, -wljov.suBi^toiijfeVsejjere,' .fracture * -of Jthe^-Jeftv*'|dj RoDlris6h,"who^ Suffered a deeif cut ,on , the' cheek 'and severe bruises, were both> rushed to St. •Ann hospital for treatment, tto- binsbn was later released and .Elbert Was taken this week to a" Mason City hospital Friday for surgery on his arm.,' Funeral Today For Mrs. Foley At Whittemore ThoresonOf Swea Replaces AriPriebe A-'new member ,was ,elected to the Kossuth. County Board of Education in .Monday'.? voting in the county.: ;'. ,• ' ,•; ... Orville. Thqreson, $wea City," defeated incumbent 'Art 'Priebe of Lone Rock, in the only contest for the county education board. -Thoreson polled. 192 votes, and Priebe 115. The vote turnout at Swea City, Th6r«teon's J home area,' proved decisive. He garnered 166' votes to 39 for Priebe in Swea.City*J; Prlebs ^carried-, the Sentral area! Which Includes' Lone Bo'cTFand Fenton, -67 • to 12, but lost the Bancroft area 14 to 9. In Greenwood township t no votes at all were cast for the office. t J t 1 Archie Thompson, 117, -were elected to the LuVerne school board. : Other candidates' Margaret ' Lindebak received.". 105 votes and Don Clark 30. There were Ifio votes cast. Terms of Raymond' Nelson and' Margaret Lindebak had expired. HE-ELECT DIRECTORS IN -;.•« SENTHAL AREA VOTE Lawrence 'Newbrough with 76, and Robert Hanna. with' 81 Vfere named to the Sentnal CommUn-' ity •School, board. .There was .-lib opposition. : ' :.•:*,:>>! Heart Attack Funeral services' for la well- known Whittemore woman, Mrs Dan Foley, 55, -will be held this morning (Thursday) at' 10:30 a.m. in St. Michael's Catholic chulrch. There will be a solemn high mass with burial to follow in the church cemetery. 'Hyink Funeral Home of Whittemore is in charge of arrangements.' Pallbearers Will be Edmund O'Brien, Edward Farrell, Leonard Elbert, Ray Kenne, William Fandel and Paul Urich. Mrs. Foley died Monday-at St. Ann hospital here following a lengthy illness. Born NOV; 25, 1905 at'Whitte- more, she-was a daugter 6'f Mr. and Mrs, Joseph Eisele. She'was raised and educated at Whittemore land later; married Dan Foley. • : Besides her husband, she is survived >by two adopted daughters, Mary Beth land Anne,' s brother, Frank; WhiUemore,.and three sisters, Mrs. ;Lydia Bisenius and Mrs,' Frank Kollasch, Whittemore. and Mrs. -Herman Bo4e, Wesley, -Her parents and a brother, Albert, preceded her in death. • -ONE- NEW' MEMBER OF ALGONA SCHOOL BOARD Mrs. Dorothy Steffan is a new member of the • Algona school board. She and Robert Black, who was 're-elected, were named by voters in the Algona Com- •munily School district, Monday. Black polled- 144 'Votes,' Mrs. Steffan 139. There was no contest; there were two vacancies. Mrs. Veda Murtagh whose term expired was not a candidate for re-election. FOUR-WAY RACE IN WEST BEND SCHOOL VOTE , Stephen Wijliams with 254 voles, and Louis Hendricksot with 217, were named ,aa directors of the West Bend school board; Chad.' Cargin polled 54 and D; H, Berninghaus 54. Voters approved increasing . the board .from five to seven members. Mrs. "Doris Cleal, unopposed, was re-elected treasurer, INCUMBENTS LOSE IN. LAKOTA VOTE Raymond Hertzke and Donald Boyd weer named to the Dakota school board, Monday, defeating Flobert Beemer and incumbent 3r, H; 'H. Murray. The tvote; Hertzke, 141; Boydi 123; Beenv er, 100; Murray, 97. Wm. D, Ley, ncumbent, was not a'candidate for re-election.' Cai-1 was named treasurer. Titonka — Funeral serivces for Mrs. Ehno Folkerts were- held Monday at 2 p.m. at .the? Ramsey: Reformed church, wilhi Rev. John,. Janssen officiating. Burial was in the. church cemetery. • ' , V . ' Casket bearers were Eugene Jandl, Donald Eden, Harm Huisinga, .Dick. Cosgrove, Mennit Trunkhill and ( Ho,ward.Kitzinger. Blake Funeral- Home was in charge of arrangements. . Elsie Smidt Folkerts was born in 1904> the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warner Smidt, Sr. and died at her farm home 1 southwest of Titonka Friday ; morning of a heart attack. She is survived by her husband, Ehno, parents, Mr. and Mrs, Warner Smidt,' Sr. of Titonka, five children, Mrs. Paul (Wanda) Roskamp of Titonka, Mrs. ODonald (Anna Grace) Tegtmeyer of Tripoli, Franklin Folkerts of Burt, Elaine and Ronald at home, five grandchildren, six brothers and tWp sisters, Meindert Smidt, Woden, Simen, Enko, John, and Warner Smidt, Jr, Titonka, and Esdert Smidt, 'Dumont, Mrs, Jennie Gray and Mrs. Floyd Grace Huisman of Titonka. She also is survived by a fos-' ter-daughter, Mrs. Elsie Janssen of Huron, S. D. She was preceded in death by one infanv Final Fund Check Guilty Pleas Get three Men One Year Each Three area men were sentenced to a year, each in the .state penitentiary "at Fort Madison following pleas of guilty'in district court here this -,week Sentences in each, case, were render- ed''by'Judge Richard 1 Cooper. Two of the men, Dale E. Kurd and 'Russell L. Sharp, Algona, received '• sentences'•"Oil • OMVI counts. Both men were arrested here during the summer.' Jarne'S E. "McNulty, also, charged . with OMVI, was fined $30'0 arid costs and'his driver's license was revoked for 60 days.; " • Melyin'Btirriet. Swea City,' was found-guilty following >a jury -trial pnd his fine was set at' $500 and; costs, also for OMVI, last week. He, is now serving out v the fine in the county jail. {•'*•••."; The second day of testimony in a damage case, Hannover vs. Berkland, began Wednesday Ae* fore a.jury cqnsIsUrig'-of eteht foiir,"TM>rt' iajld^-wa! BSSfflgS JtJIStbday (Thursday). 7 '" V it- - --..*••: 5 Crashes, 4 In Accident Rash - : '*•'- ' ' ' ' ' • Lone Rock Boy Hurt During Football Drill 1*909 Bock n- Larry. :Geit.zenT auep, 44, «fr$shman '• at- • Sentral school ana son of the Lawjience Geitzenauers, Lone Roeki '•• was injured Monday afternoon at football practice. . He was taken : to Holy Family hospital, Esth.ermie, by 'his parents Monday (evening because 01 this pain from his-rib cage to.his shoulders anxHt was^then learned that 'he' hiad -suffered <a 46rn spleen. • He will remain there for four or j^ive'd^ya for observation* and j* no uigns'pf .TOpraveTOeh.t, KLINKSIEK RE-ELECTED TO LEDYARP BOARD Ervin Klinksiek was:re-elect ed as a member of th.e Le.dyar< .sphqol board, and Melyin'Loge mann was named to replace Oryille Runksmeier, who was not a candidate, Orville Brandt was thir4, The vote: KUnksiek, 80; T ~"—'"n, 89; Brandt, 77. 18 VQT? jtN BANCROFT Only v 48 votes were cast in the Bancroft school eleptlqnu But there Was only' one pwic(idfete, Richard Underkofler. H,e received all ;8 votes, '. ' •""•"• With only 80 voting, Bill «„«. sen, Jr. and George Becker-were named to the. port school board. Madsen received 56, Becker' 33. Incunibent Bonal4 Mitchell-^ apt a candidate. • The final check has been sent tp various agencies that are participating members of the United Fund of Algona, Inc., thus completing the 'issuance of the bud- .geted amount to the following participants: The Kossuth County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Algona Charities, Inc., Algona Girl Scouts, Prairie Gold Area Council Boy Scouts, Iowa Children's Home Society, Kossuth. County Salvation Army, .Kossuth County Society for Retarded Children, American Cancer Society, and the Iowa Association for Mental Health. Eembers of the jury iare Margaret Metcalf, Agnes . Anliker, ^Frances Capesius.i Bertha Willrett. Richard Ludwig. Helen Besch, Myrtle Meyer) Doris Stevens. William Droessler, Myrtle Baago, Lester . Weisbrod ana Frank Reding. ....''. Rudolph and DuWayne Hannover, plaintiffs, are asking a total of. $1.686,50 for' damage' to their auto, personal injury arid loss of wages from Mrs. Ruben Berkland. defendant.- The plaintiffs claim the amount in settlement following! a mishap ori highway 44, north of Whittemore Oct. 21. 1960 and it is alleged the defendant's auto was stopped on the traveled, portion of the highway when' it' was struck from the rear by an auto driven by DuWayne Hannover. Dwight Huff Of Titonka Truck Crash Victim Funeral services were held Monday at the Titonka Methodist church for Dwight L, Huff, 37, of Titonka'. ,Mr. Huff died Friday at the Barren Memorial hospital in Barren, Wis., where he was being treated for injuries suffered several weeks earlier in a truck accident Rev, Max E. Goldman was the officiating pastor. Burial was in the Buffalo township cemetery. Military rites were given by the VFW and the American Legion. Surviving are his wife, the former Myrth Akkerman; two cluidren, David and Kathy; his parents, grandparents and two brothers. Barnes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 3 Arrested; One To Face O.M.V.I. Count i' t An Algona man, George Gade, was bound over to district ^.Court and his bond set at $500 following a preliminary, hearing on a charge of'OMVI/in Mayor C. C. Shierk's -court here Wedriesday morning; ; .>••' . . • i ..,. Gade ,was also charged with leaving .the,; scene of an'accident, arid-a $100;! fine susp'ende4 after his atitb allegedly struck 4 ve- Jiiple Ricprd E.^Gati ~ w " 1 " '- on < North Main ^ Tuesday.' Tne p r the area, be- Meyers Wed 50 Years W -f v' %f^'^' i ?73^|^-i^-'^--Trr^" v ^'"*' i ;"a I Frarik >ahd Em's Cafe. ^ Gade '-was stopped: itwo .miles east of Algofaa on a |tavel; road after he reportedly left; the scene. Sheriff Ralph Liridfiorst and Policeman Joe McBride ai 1 rested him and brought nim to Algona to face charges. .. Gattoh was headed south arid Gade north at 'the time 'of the mishap. The cars sideswiped ana the Gattdn auto then went into a ditph. and knocked down a road sign. The Gade car continued on its way and he was arrested when the car. quit operating south of. the Drive-In Theater. Damage to the Gade auto was estimated at $200 while damage to the Gallon auto was estimated at $150. , Injured—Falls From Car Another Algona man, John J. Heiderscheidt, suffered a deep gash on his 'arm when he fell from his auto at 9:10 p.m. the same night. The vehicle then careened on its way and smashed into the north wall of the Star Roller Rink at the corner of Commercial and Diagonal streets. Heiderscheidt was rushed to St. Ann. hospital where his arm was treated and he was released later. He was turning the corner near the roller rink when the door of the auto flew open and he was thrown out of the vehicle. His arm smashed a window of the car and the shattered glass cut the arm. The vehicle knocked over two signs near the roller rink before hitting the building. There was no estimate of damage to the building, but $150 damage resulted to the car. Several other mishaps were al- 1 "' «•>;•» !i' \ \ t v /£^, « , i , Whittemore —« Mr and Mrs George Meyer, shoy Observe their golden wedding anniversary,, in, jth< " at Whittemore Sunday, Sept. 24, with an open hc>u*t friends are invited to attend from 2 to 5 p.m. (UDM here, will i, church , * atejte-i—, to St. Ann for trea» uu ... „*„., she suffered minor injuries when ihe car she was driving collide< with a tractor driven by Virgi fcoiach, 43, Wesley, about eigh miles southeast of Algona. Roach was charged with failing to yield one-half the traveled portion of the road by Patrolman Charles Bird who investigated. The mishap occurred at 5:30 p.m. Monday and a total of $700 damage resulted to the two vehicles. 28 State and, National Nqt'l iditertel Ais'n Annual Better Second Place NatUEdaitorial "General Excellence" ing the week. Misses Highway Curve Kenneth H. Johnson, 23, Algona, was charged with failing to have an Iowa operator's Ji- cense after Ihe auto he was driving missed a curve and crashed into a ditch a half-mile we$t of Burt on highway 169, Monday, at 3 a.m. Damage to the auto was estimated at $250 by Patrolman Bill Tordoff who investigated. Two Algonans, Gene Nemmers and Mrs. Rex Tayjpr, were taken to St. Ann hospital for treatment after their autos collided at the intersection of Thorington and Nebraska streets Thursday at 3 p.m. Mrs. Taylor was released Saturday and Nemmers, who entered the hospital with a head injury, has not been released. Damage to the autos was estimated at $600 by Policeman Rich Groen who investigated and filed charges of failing to yield the right'-of-way against Mrs. Taylor. CutTngiQf Collision An Irvjngton woman, Mis. Shierk Versus Whittemore In Mayor Race Dr. C. C. Shierk, mayor of Algona, said Wednesday mornine that he would be a candidate for re-election to that office in the municipal vote to take place Nov. 7. . The 'announcement of mayor Shierk followed witlu'n 24 hours afler the announcement of James Whittemore, present member of the Algona city council, that h would be a candidate for mayo Whittemore has two years ti serve on the city council qf i four-year, term, and in t>ll prbb ability will resign his counci post, if precedents in the stat< are followed when seejdng an other office, If Whittemore doe resign to run for mayor, the remainder of the council wil have to appoint another council man to replace him for the bal ance of the four-year term. Mayor Shierk is completing his sixth year in office. Council terms that expire Dec 31, 1961, are those of Sttan Muckey, firs,t ward, Joseph Elbert, third ward, and Ken Peirce, councilman at large. Rites Held At Burt, Tuesday Berte Infant Passes; Funeral Held Thursday St. Joe — Edmund Ernest Berte, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Berte, Whittemore, born prematurely in St. Ann hospitai 'at Algona Sept. 6, died shortly after birth and was buried in St. Joseph cemetery Thursday morning with Rev. Leo C. Schumacher in charge of service. Hamilton Funeral Home of Algona was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Berte is the former JoAnn Bormann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernesjt Bormann, 900 Mr. Berte is the son of Mr. «nd Mrs. Nick Berte, Burt — Delbert E. Fitch, 81, Lebanon, Mo., brother of Mrs. Vfae Raney, Algona, Ray Fitch, Burt, and Ed Fitch, Sexton, died Triday, Sept. 8, at his home near Lebanon following a lingering llness. Funeral service's were held Monday at Lebanon, and another ervice was held Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Fitch in Burt, followed by burial in the Portland Twp. cemetery. Pallbearers were Harold, Vicor and Chesler Fitch, Fabis Stiltz, Arnold Danielson and Martin Zimmerman. M u si c a 1 lumbers at the service were urnished by Mrs. Victor Fitch nd daughter Korene. Rev. Wm. Bohi of the Burt lethodist church conducted the ervice here. The son of Erastus and Fanie Fitch, who settled in the Plum Creek area in 1864, Dell was a farmer in the Sexton and Burt vicinity until he moved to Lebanon 17 years ago. He is survived by his wife, Annabel, a son George at Lebanon, three grandchildren and the sister and brothers in this area. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, a sister, and two sons. Lakota Classes Choose Officers Class officers for the coming year have been elected in the high school at Lakota. The seniors have elected Paul Geilenfeldt as president; Clare Barrett, vice presideat; Kathleen Peterson, treasurer; Larry Becker, secretay, and Mrs. Lloyd Kiewiet as sponsor. The juniors have elected Charold Barrett as president; Kurt Rusher, vice president, Caroline Groff, secretary, Arden Haas, treasurer, and Mrs. Arthur Bud- .ong as sponsor. ' The sophomores named Milton Paulsen as president; Diane 3ecker, vice president; Chery* Anderson, secretary; Betty Meyer as treasurer; and Donald Bul" r as sponsor. The freshman chose Marsha Crpminga as president; Gary Seilenfeldt, vice president; Bety King, secretary; Earl Cush- raan, treasurer, and Charles Per- riae as

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