The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 21, 1961 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 21, 1961
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New'W Model B; .The new car season is here — ahd w t£ft f *? the 1862 models I ' Within the'next 10 days practical- ,ly,all of the new, models will : be oh display; in the showrooms of local auiomobile dealers. In today's issue of the* Upper ties Moines will ,be fotwd a,,numb& of dealer invitations'to the public, to drop in and inspect the^new models'. The balance will follow next we'ek, Here -is the way • the new caf showings line up: DAU'S GAHAOE'- The new Oldsmobile^ill be on display this week Friday, Sept. 22. The Rambler will be shown at a later date,, SCHULTZ BHOS. — Four;.new , cars will be shown simultaneously here, Tuesday, Sept; 28. They are the Cadillacv Buifck, Pontiae' anil Studebak6r;Lark, • • « SEBCiVAL MOTORS .-- The 1962 Dodge arid Dart line will ^go on display ^here THur^dayi Sept; 28. KOSSUTH i' MOTORS .—.-.AII >. of the 1962'Chevrolets; passenger cats, trucksifld Corvaiv: will b'e'present- .ed-Friflay, Sept. 29. " < , KENT MO-l OH —, The new Ford . passenger' and truck line, 1 and the Falcon will be unveiled hefeyFri day, Sept. 29. TAYLOR. MERCURY — The 1962 line of Mercury • and Comet cars .Will be presented here also on Fri day, Sept. 29. All of the dealers viewed th new models at earlier showings' tc distributors at dealer meetings, and •all are enthusiastic about cars and trucks. ' Generally speaking the 1962 mo dels are .not radically changed in styling,'but major changes are in body,, interiors, motor improve ments and -general convenience. Ex-Resident St. Joe Dies At Fort Dodge Peter J. Von. Bank,' 67, of Fort Dodge, and a native of Kossuth County, died at the Sherman Nursing, home in Fort Dodge Monday evening following a lengthy- illness Mr'Von Bank was a retired car inspector with the • 'Illinois Central Railroad.' Funeral services' were Thursday morning'.at .9 o'clock at.Corpus Dept* af History and Des Moines 19, lovra ESTABLISHED 1863 •Atettd U ieeOftd elwf matte* at thd >>«totffc* it Iowa, Nov. i, IftSl tilde* Act at contftfn at MATCH 3, int. NA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1961 3 SECTIONS - M PAGES VOL. 98 - NO, 38 Algona-Whittemore School Link? , )• ^it^ ' , -,;,"/• , officiated. Bur Christi cemetery. . r qj the , was -in us . Mr. Von Bank .was born Jan. 30, 1894, near St. Joe, son of the late Mr ?and. Mrs John Von Bank. He attended the' rural schools of that community. He entered the. employ of the I. C. railroad in 1922 and retired in 1951 because of ill-health. He is survived by -two sons and three daughters. .They are Paul' J., Eugene W., and Mrs Duane Johnson, all of Fort Dodge; Mrs Grant Holbrook of Sioux City and. Mrs Keith Johnson of Las Vegas, Nev. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs Rose Stattleman of St. Joe, Mrs Mary Origer of West Bend- and Mrs Joe Schaller of West Bend. He was preceded death by 'four brothers and two sisters. He was a member of Corpus Christi church and also of the Brotherhood of Railroad, Car Men of America. Jailed Here On Assault Count A .variety of charges resulted in hearings in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court here this week. An IrVlngton man, Fred Struthers, was sentenced to 10 days in jail for assault and battery after information in the matter was filed by his wife. Mary Thompson, Algona, was fined $25 ($15 suspended), intoxication; Richard Schmitt, Algona,^?, no valid driver's license, and $6, speeding; Walt Ruge, Ft, Dodge, $15, Speeding with frailer; Virgil Roach, Wesley, $10, failing to yield one-half of road; and Harr old Peirce, Cedar Rapids, $11, illegal passing. The foltowing paid speeding fines: Robert Bxnngaars, Algona, $20; Lyle Sheltpn, LuVerhe, $7; Robert Stanley, Boone, $10; John Dmgwall, San Piego, Cal,, $12; Philip Oswalt, NewtPn, $6; Daje Stepenson, Knoxville,' $6j and ;OUver Anderson, ES-* ther'yille,'$8, Court costs wer,e assessed in addition to fines, Weqthejr Here .-• . Kossuth' county's weather couf<i be. 'honestly termed .yari. able during thf past week. Highs, and tows, ranged from 78 degrees Sept, 18 to 38 degrees. .Sept. 1516. An4 1VV inches pf rain kept things from getting too dry during iKe period. Here are 'the week's readings, • courtesy, of 13 14 15 16 K Sept, Sept. Sept, Sept, Sept. $epi- ~ -Possibility of rain and. weethei? will remain of this through Thursday. 19 : '-,"- , 1-57 -r70" -71 J .-.76 ; .178 .76 *« 49 "43 38 38 '45 54- 1.17 . Tr. Efecf Township ASC Jieacfers For J . i ' • • • * - •" •""! ' ' County Heads To Be Selected On Saturday 67 - '62 Soapbox Derby Fans Develop Own "Track" Stock car drivers, junior sUe (from about 7 lo 16 years of age) have Become numerous in AlgOna'dprtng reeeht, .weeks — and while practice sessions are held at other times, the "feature" events are being held Saturday mornings on the practically unused portion of old highway 169 on the hill at the north edge, • ' 'The downhill run is a good one, complete with one curve that has seen responsible for quite a few good, wrecks (fortunately no one has aeen injured). . • • The lower portion of the photo above shoWs the cars (some are takeoffs of'soap box racers — the others are a variety, to say the least) as they lined up for the final race Saturday morning. In most cases, the pit crews are standing behind the cars to give them the first nudge downward. The cars are started in positions, decided by time trials — and a bystander' stated times ran from 18 to 38 seconds Saturday. A young and enthusiastic fan. cheers heartily at the lower right. .The 'upper portion of the 'photo ; shows the field as it approached and started i around the curve. As the race continued down the steep part of the hill, several of the cars were no longer in the running — for various reasons. One or two lost wheels, another dumped its driver and went up on a nearby lawn, etc. ' One or two angles will 'have to be worked out before the races are a complete success. First of all, it is apparent something should be done about grouping the drivers by age, and secondly, there seems to be some disagreement about a reported 10 cent charge that must be paid by the drivers before they can enter the races..With interest mounting, it is possible a service club or group of adult men could take the project over and run it to the more complete satisfaction of all., Meanwhile-, a lot of boys (and a few fathers who lend a hand with some qf the carpentry work) are having fun making like real stock car drivers. (UDM Newsfotos-Engraving) Creamery Men To Meet Here Tuesday Night A meeting of officers, mana- [ers, and producer patrons of •forth . Iowa cooperative cream-' eries will be held at Hotel Algona Tuesday evening, Sept. 26, t 7:30, according to Russell L. VIedin, Whittemore, director rom this district. A member of the last Iowa leneral Assembly will discuss legislative Practices and Possi- nlities as they Affect Coopera- ives. Prof. Frank Robotka, Eco- lomics Department, I.S.U., Ames, nil report on the added respons- bilities which . have come to lairy cooperative directors be- ause of the rapid changes tak- ng place in the dairy industry. This is one of seven meetings >eing held throughout Iowa to :ive those in charge of dairy co- iperatives ppportunity to learn f the impact recent changes iave made on ,the dairy produc- rs and their cooperatives. There will be a general dis- ussion of programs requiring tie cooperation and working to;ether. of all "dairy cooperativ- Antiques Being Sought Here The Kossuth County Historical lociety will hold a collection par- y at the fairgrounds here this Saturday, Sept. 23, beginning with a covered dish supper at :30 p.m. AH members of the Society hd anyone'Interested in it are nvited to attend. It- is hoped many will bring items of histor- cal interest' which will be added o the grbwing collection now in he Society's " possession. They >$U fee ''put 0n display Saturday liight, thin added to 'the' present collection of Items, Algonan Bound Over On Truck Charge Here An Algona man, • David Householder, was recently bound over to district court on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent following a preliminary hearing in Justice Delia Welter's court. Householder allegedly took a truck owned by Dave Everds, Algona, Aug. 15, and returned it to its original parking place after it had been wrecked in sojne manner. f Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst inyesti- |ited the incident and the charges were filed. Householder was employed by Everds Bros, here at the time. Bond in the matter was set at $1,000 and, was furnished. • LuVerne Man Is Elevator Mgr. LuVerne — Albert Hippen, Jr., is of th the new manager he Roberts Co-op Elevator at Otho. He began his duties Saturday. Albert has been employed at the LuVerne Co-op Elevator the past six years. Mrs Hippen. and children will join him in two weeks. Good Hope Supper Ladies of the Good Hope Methodist ' church offer a big chicken supper, Monday, Sept. 25, starting at 5 p.m. The menu complete is listed elsewhere in today's paper. The supper will be served .family style. • Rural - Urban Cooking School Here, Sept. 26 Plans have been completed for the Rural-Urban Cooking School according to Mrs. C. S, Shipler, Burt. The event is sponsored by the Kossuth .County Farm Bureau Women and will be held on Sept. 26, 1:30 p.m. at the K. C Hall on Highway 18, Algona. Conducting the Cooking School will be Louise Anderson, Home Economist from Huxley, Iowa. Her demonstrations will be on a variety of foods, The event will start with a social coffee. Door prizes will be given. Eyeryone is urged to attend and bring a carload of your friends and neighbors. Thermogas Company of Algona is furnishing equipment GRID GUESSERS CONTEST On the back put p| wctipn threw in today'* Upper Des Moines, football *?n» will ftad Jhe fint of the 1961 games in the Cfri4 Guewt if cento*!. ThW we cash prfew »wh wwk for the best gnswww s» to gajme outcome. . . Twenty kjpal bu^fn #rro* . 919 »pon»prltaa the contest Rules wiU bf found a* the top pf the entry blank; and they we enbiei mu»t »Hhei bY in th _ , noon. Chtsks to it tfe* Whittemore Man Gets One Year Sentence, OMVI Robert Meine, Whittemore,' received a one year suspended sentence to the state penitentiary at Fort Madison in district court here Tuesday from Judge Richard Cooper after it was decreed he was guilty of OMVI, second offense. Meine was arrested Aug. 26 following a two-car mishap west of Algona. He was also fined $500 and costs for resisting arrest, a charge that was filed by Patrolman Dick Pedersen. The fine was paid, , A jury began hearing testimony in a damage case here this week. It is the matter of, Fox vs. Baldwin and is a result of a workman allegedly being struck by a vehicle near Ledyard some tjme ago. Further testimony was being heard Wednesday. Donald Etherington, Algona, was sentenced to a year in the state penitentiary, then paroled by Judge Cooper following a hearing Monday as a result ot bad check charges. He entered a giiilty plea to a charge of cashing an $8 check at a service station at Whittemore. Richard Vargason, Dyers ville, plaintiff, filed a damage suit for $25,000 in district court this week against Edward Farrell, Sam and Robert Mogler, all of Whittemore. The petition charges negligence on the part of the defendants as a result of a mishap near .WWttemore Nov. 5, 1960 in which Vargason sustained injuries that required hospitaliza- tiori. He was a passenger in the Farrell auto at the time of the /Election of the Kossuth county committee to serve for the coming year as heads of the ASC program in this county will take place Saturday at 10 a.m., Sept 23, at the Kossuth ASC,office. Townships committees and voting delegates from each county Were elected in the township Voting which took .place last 'week. The new coUnty ; officers will take over their duties Oct. „ The county committee is responsible for, carrying out and administering, the county Agricultural Conservation and Price Support Program, and all allied activities. • • • The county committees are responsible for administering the farm programs in the' townships, establishing yields and rates for each farm, measuring land and other similar tasks. v; Township committeemen for the coming year, as elected Sept. 15, are listed below: Buffalo Twp.— Arthur Rode, Edward F. Brandt, Ray 'Rippentrop, Donald, G. Budlong and William Mayland. Burt Twp. — O. T. Cherland, Robert Angus,' Dupne Habeger, Edward Smith,, Jr., and Ralph C, Thompson, "Cresco Twp.-— Robe,rt^E. peal, n V\l"l(*th "D^***4-V»1 AM W"DlMltMw*i A ert Buscher. Eagle Twp. Walter Hans, and PuWayne over, plaintiffs in a $1686.50 damage. suit against Mrs. Ruben B^jt^aod, defendant, were avWflfe* $1684 by a jury during HIS week. The suit asked the for injuries, Walter O'Green, Jim Sock, Everett Thorson, and Art Larson. Fenton Twp. — John Munch, Robert Schmidt, Jr., Ed Meyer, Paul Voigt, and Arthur Zumach. Garfield Twp. — B. J. Anliker, Clair L. Reding, Clinton Stetzel, Ray Frieden, and Louis Balgeman. German Twp. — Evert J. Sleper, Albert E. Sleper, John S. Rippentrop, Vernon Ricklefs, and Leroy Phelps. .Grant Twp. — Soren Pederson, Warren Thompson, John Richardson, Sidney Payne, ahd Harvey C. Larson. Greenwood Twp. — Joseph F. Farigman, Marvin Vaske, Leander Menke, Erwin Heldorfer, and Gene Lampe. Harrison Twp. — Marvin Si- monsmeier, Elmer H. Kollasch, Adolph Hatten, Walter Peterson, and Richard M. Anderson. Hebron Twp. — Edwin Nauman, Swen Larson, Hugo Melz, Buryl Berg, and Harm Davids. Irvington Twp. — Robert Mayer, F. H. Froehlich, Joe Davis, Edward Arend, and Marvin Eischcn. Ledyard Twp. — Arlowe C. Blome, Joseph R, Berschman, Burdette Hoeppner, Melvin Busch, and Ronald E. Heetland. Lincoln Twp. — Fred Rad- maker, Elmer Haas, Carl Boehm, Menno Limberg, and Ernest Heidecker. Letts Creek Twp Wayne H. Gade, William Hannover, Orville Muller, Ralph Walker, and Melvin Pompe. LuVerne Twp, — Edwin H. Marty, W. Raymond Legler, Albert Fish, Norman E. Chambers, and John Voss, Jr. Plum Creek Twp. — Ronald Gardner, Walter Campney, Harold E. Bode, Hollis Benschoter, and Julius Baas. Portland Twp. — Ralph W. Carlson, Harold Presthus, Rollo Moore, Roger Scott, and C. L. Young. Prairie Twp. — Dan E. Froehlich, Geo. B. Kunkel, Raymond E. Steven, Philip Studer, and Donovan S. Studer. Ramsey Twp, — Lesmder Vaske, Joe Ford, Donald Degen, Edmund C. Vaske, and Ray Bierle. Riverdale Twp, — Bernaro. Thilges, Hubert O'Brien, John Capesius, Anton Becker, ana Paul J. Thilges'. Seneca Twp. — Victor Strueo ker, Lyle England, Herbert Krause, Willard Thompson, and Donald Cronk. Sherman Twp, —. Carl E. Swanson, Harry Naffziger, Robert Bonnann, Charles K- Hanselmann, and Thomas Bonnann. Springfield Twp. — Elmer Anderson, Maurice E. Keil, Ted Green, Cecil Pingle, and Glen Klocke. Twp. — Swgene Peter- sen, De Witt Grussing, Bernard Verbrugge, Melvin Cronk, and Floyd Brekke. Union Twp, — Kenneth Strayer, Harold Hunt, Q. A. Bjustrom, Richard Campney, and Jamus Lindhorst. Wesley Twp. — Andrew Reising, Geo. Detmerihg, L u k e Yourtgwirth, Joe .Goetz, and Robert Boleneus. ' Whittemore Twp, -— Garmon Adams, Ervin Gerber, Charles Origer, Geo. Baas, and Paul Liid- Vr'ig. ....-••-" ' : ' • ' Six Accidents, One Injured On Area Roads Auto accidents, prevailed again this week on the county's streets, roads and highways. Fortunately, orfly orte person ,was injured in the six mishaps investigated by area officers. Roger Leininger, 16, Algona, suffered a head cut which required medical treatment when the auto he Was driving went out of.control, roiled' over and landed in a corn field,' about seven miles northwest of .AlgOna Sunday noon. The mishap occurred on a curve 'and .the car was a total wreck. Charges of failing to have car under control were filed by Patrolman Charles Bird against Leininger. R. A. Ble'ich, 86, -Bur,t, r luckily escaped Injury when, the i "" .was --'--'--•" •-•••*v- •--• •'- n- croff'on highway 189 'Stin&ay. Mr. Bleich was heded north and was turning west on a gravel road when the mishap occurred. He was pulled but of the car by Gordon .Delperdang^ Bancroft, and an unidentified . man. Damage to the auto was estimated at $200 by -Patrolman Bill Tordoff who investigated. Kermit Krueger, Lone Rock, was'fined $10 and costs in mayor's court here for making an improper turn, causing an accident, after his car collided with an auto driven by Betty Doyle, Algona, at 5:45 p.m. Friday. The mishap occurred at the intersection of State and Hall streets and total damage to the vehicles was estimated at $450 by city police. A 6 p.m. the same day, police were called to investigate when autos driven by Nina Kracht, Lone, Rock, and Dan-eld Bunkofske, Algona, collided on State street in front of Rusk Drug and Jewelry. The Kracht auto was backing from a parking space at the time. Damage to each auto was estimated at $100. At 9 p.m. Friday, an auto driven by Christian Albertson, Des Moines, swerved off McGregor street road and slammed into a ditch three miles west of Algona, Damage to the auto was estimated at $100. Autos driven by Gerhard Nief- necker, Elgin, 111., and Carol Sorensen, Blue Earth, Minn.,, almost collided at 7:10 p.m. Sunday three miles south of Ledyard. Niefnecker swerved into a ditch to avoid a collision with the other auto and struck a fence. The Minnesota driver was starting a left turn at the tim,e. Extensive damage resulted to the Illinois auto and an estimated $50 damage resulted to the fence. Baby Girl Dies Here; Funeral Held Monday A mass of the angels was said for Trudy Ann Miller, three month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Miller, Monday in St. Cecelia's Catholic church here. The baby's uncle, Rev. Lewis Kollasch of Carroll, officiated and burial was in Calvary cemetery, Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The baby died Saturday at a Mason City hospital after a short illness. She was born June 20, 1961 at Algona. Besides her parents, she is survived by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kollasch of Whittemore; five brothers, Robert, Gerald, David, John and Ted; and three sisters, Gloria, Beverly, and Jean, Boards Of 2 To Discuss Proposition A meeting between the school board of the Algona Community School District, and 1 the school board of the Whittemore public School system will be held jn the very near future to go over the possibility of the Whittemore district becoming a part of the Algona district. This was one of the decisions made Monday afternoon at the organization meeting 1 of the new Algona district school board, held at the high school here. There had been some discussion of the matter during the past year; but no definite action. had ever taken place. Whittemore public school has been informed that its high school as it presently exists cannot operate after July 1, 1962, under new state regulations. ., . No date for the meeting Between Algona and Whittemore was set at the Monday meeting. Originally, a.,,jproposal '/which would have .reorganized the Rodman, 'West Bend, 'Cylinder and Whittemore districts into one, fell . through when Cylinder withdrew from consideration. Rodman withdrew, at a later meeting, leaving Whittemore and West Bend to submit a new proposal for reorganization of those •wo districts, Whittemore's choice seems to be to join'either West Bend or Algona, or go to a high school tuition basis -for its pu« s.: ....••; ,-/'- .•;• .••:;:'•';:." Study committees .from West Bend and ,Whittemore irhjBt."Jn-' formally W}thi ,to" I Kossuth /qpuh.*. ty ;bpa?d/^f^education IJktJrJJasi springy and.t : ;th'e» Kossutti ^-Ijoard indicated -that' the group- should prepare a formal proposal 1 to be re-submitted * to; the four.. county boards. inyolved-^Kossuth, Palo Alto; Pocahdhta8 i ;artd\HUmb61dt. The formal proposal W'as submitted several wee. ks ago and the oint meetjng i of county boards was held Sept. 11. Three men, Ed O'BrJen, Vic Perkftis and Arnold Metzger, represented Whittemore at: the meeting. This meeting.seemed to -indicate that he county! boards thought join- ng the Algona district was the most logical move. \ According to reports, the joint county board has 30 days in ivhich to act on the proposal, and. is not known how the four county boards will rule. Meanwhile, there have been in- lications that as least a portion f the Whittemore population would like to join the Algona [istrict, and persons living at Whittemore would like to have he present • school facilities here used by whataver district t joins, at least to some extent. The Algona board indicated it might be feasible to use the chool there for a large kindergarten class—if the Whittemore rea joins the Algona district ventually. Whittemore would prefer the use of at least six [rades. At the present time, there are '0 students in the public grade chool at Whittemore, and halt jf those are in kindergarten. The other eight grades average about 4 J /2 students per grade at present. There are two parochial schools in the town of 741 pop* ulation. It is probable the districts and county boards involved are pending much time on the prob- em, trying to figure out the sest way, financially, that the Whittemore area can be fitted in o present districts. It is doubtful f any district will operate the entire Whittemore grade schooj f the cost is too high, compared to other district classroom costs. The Algona board also discussed plans 10 expand the vocational education set-up here by adding sheet melal facilities to the manual arts department. A report from an outside evaluator stated that it is not possible at the present time—unless space outside the present school is rented. The board will investigate the possibility of rental properties near the high school. There isn't room in the manual arts department to add the sheet mewl set-up. The directors of the Algona District held their organizational meeting, swearing-in ceremonies for two members. Bob Black and Mrs. Willar<| Steffar,, then elected John Hayes its new president, succeeding Eugene Hutchins.

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