The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 5, 1961 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 5, 1961
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By Russ Waller . * ,• ' * ; -Collection of- historical items from pioneer days in' this area, begun last week by the Kossuth - Courity Historical Society, offers h'hbs't of educitiohbl possibilities. The,,fi;rst collection of items included mahy' that" yoimger,' people of this area have never; seen— or even knew about. But the Society has a problem. -Where can these o items' be displayed?, First thought is'to place them tempor- ' arily in the log ' cabin at Call State Park. But this is something of' 1 a tempdrary . solution. tV '•We have wondered if it might ' be • possible to construct an , ad- dition to the Algona Public Li. brary) connected to the present Stfucture, tyhere items from pioneer days , might- be displayed. We know -nottthe ^legal. rispects pf isuch an addition; 1 connected to 'a-Carnegie-aflbcated library such as ou>s, buirlt'-rsmighi^be/wo'rth' investJgatin^. e< There is pleiity-oi room for'SUcfiu *a' building,; and what better.'rmore,' ceiitrally-lp- cated placefco'uld be found? If such construction -was permissible, and the eternal problem, of funds for financing proved a barrier, perhaps spontaneous 1 donations would,'be'sufficient to do the job. It's worth a thought., . Sports-minded Smoke Shop personnel took in the final baseball game of the Twins, Sunday, at;.,. Minneapolis . . . they went prepared, with a box lunch and a' full bottle of catsup, scouts tell us. Football spectators'' may miss the sanctuary of that fairgrounds grandstand in coming years, al- tho we understand intentions art to use the field next -fall also. Watching a game in,"mist, -rain, sleet or snow brings appreciation for a roof- qyer- your head. George Mills,ot the Des Moines papers mus,t have a' crystal >ball One • 6f« his < recent articles' \waj ...fhtMtded-'ALfght Vote Is Predicted For; 1962;'Iowa Elections." If George can foretell things that far ahead,!, they need him ii. Washington; r ] We note, with interest a story concerning a gentleman in Spain now 83, and .a widower four times. His comments on perfect domestic tranquility: "A wife's only ambition should, be to serve her husband. She -Should - spoil him so thoroughly that, no othei woman would want him." No wpnder he is a widower four times; one can .There has to be know-how in every realm of craftsmanship- Nick Maharis, longtime Algona shoe repair man, uses only, Jeather from Holland and Argentina for half soles. Seems that leather- hided animals live , longer in those countries, produce heavier hides as a result. We slaughter ' odr livestock younger, thinnei hides. Also, an animal slaughtered in winter has a hide far superior ' to the one meeting its fate in the summer. ' * * * . . MAIL BAG:' , An unsigned letter to this paper deplores the fact that children are reprimanded for riding bicycles on sidewalks, but that a local officer was spotted riding the city go-cart on a sidewalk, We don't know all, the circum- sttnces; maybe the street was blocked. But we do agree that when we force, the kids off the sidewalk into the street on their bikes, we can be inviting disaster. What is wrong with riding a bicycle— , properly — on the sidewalk? * * • "We note your reference to college costs. Some of us have discovered why Mankato- State now has an enrollment of around 6,000. Tuition for outstate students around $250 a school year, dormitory costs around $650, far less than Iowa's state schools. The school has a 4-year course, with BA or BSIDr degrees, and all new dormitciribsvl? Interesting! Makes one wonder why Mankato State's costs, for example, are so 4 much less than State College of Ipfra, with about the same courses,, and.* curriculum. Basic difference-'of over $50Q a school year, Why all the fuse over flying a National Guard plane with the State Executive Council to. Ot- tiimwa? Cpuldn't the boys just hop into a couple pf automobiles an! drive over there in short order? Famous Lest Llnet "The weapon* of war must fee mm a»y .iMW) ' ESTABLISHED 1863 AUSONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER S, 1961 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL, 98 - NO. 40 Jail Nabbed In Wisconsin Welfare Cost <, i » i •* • , <! In County Up K ,. ^ } i •,' '^Kbsstith, county hJs hak ,&$ in* b'reafe , inHHe,cost-bf welfare ac- tlylffei v of about S0%> according to statistics compiled and released) .this week by the Iowa Taxpayer^ Ass'n. -' , - ; 'The, breakdown 1 by counties sh6ws,'that^KossUth'has 'the following comparisons:, • Aid and Administration Costs: ' 1960 — $275,997. 1960 — $413,963. Per Capita Cost Comparisons: ' ' 1950 — $10.52 1960 — $16.35. The percent increase for .total did • and local administration costs- rose 50%- in the "10-year period., The per capita cost' to the county rose 55.4%.Practically • every' county in "this state had increases. The state average increase was 43.9% • in total'aid,,and 36.8% in per capita cost. | i The tabulation did not include other local aids such as child welfare, and some emergency relief. 150 At Dinner " i *'*' • * Of Education Council Here Elgin Allen One hundred and fifty teachers and >school administrators attended an all-county dinner, last night,' Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the high school annex in Algona. Elgin Allen, Algona high principal, was master of ceremonies in his new position as president of the Kpssuth County Council of Education, assisted by Kathryn Sorensen, council secretary, John Harold, newly appointed executive secretary of the Iowa State Education Ass'n, was the guest speaker. His topic: "Profile of a Professional Teacher," The Symphonettes provided musical numbers. Official delegates were: present from Grant, Lakota, Ledyard, Bancroft, Burt, LuVerne, Titonka, Seritral, Swea City, Whittemore and Algona schools for the,' first official meeting, as weJJ as members. Special recognition was given to Hurt, Swea City, Lakota, Lu- Verhe and AJlona delegates who were the first to successfully complete v their drive for triple membership in the association. County membership chairman Harold Martin of Burt made the presentations. Lodge Meeting Rebekah lodge will meet Oct. 10 at the Izaak Walton hall at 7:30 p.m. The lodge will Jbe serving lunches Band Festival Pay in the hall above Zender's- 4 Recommendations To Lakota School Firemen Called Algona's firemen were called to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hobbie, four miles west and a half-mile north of Algona at 9:J{j a.m. Wednesday when Mrs. Hobbie smelled smoke in the house. By the time firemen arrived, tjiere was no sign pf pajjke ar«J it if assumed a. wood heater puffed. Residents of the area covered by the Lakota Community School District have been considerably disturbed by recent developments in the rulings'" of the State De- partrrient of Public Instructions A widely -disseminated article referring to the LACONA school district was interpreted in some quarters a's' referring to the La* kota district. ;,.', However the matter did .serve to, bring forcibly to attention some 'changes in • state rulings. 'Concerning 'future goals in public sbhool systems,' the" state has outlined the: subject requirements that sh'all not only be offered, but must, also be taught. This is a' blow to smaller schools, an article ^n'the Lakota Review points out," because the "smaller school unit 'in ''many instances would not have sufficient students to, take ; 'the courses! offered. Practically all smaller schools will have*to' ask for waivers on this ruling. , v s ( . It was stated that every school system iri Kossuth county, would ask for - similar' waivers* on sub- jeqts^ which they do not teach with the exception of Algona. , Following a visit to Lakota, Sept. 15,' of 'a representative ot the State Department • of Public Instruction,/the following comments were made to Lakota: 1—In the absence of a vocational .offering the school is short three units in Business Administration. ' , 2—There is no modern foreign language. . ,' ;' 3—One' more' unit ok industrial Arts is needed in the,.a a' .vocational- offering.* s i.of clal studies is needed. ' ""School Supt. John Cook, pointed out that the system 'had'- al- •eady made plans for expansion in"some of the fields mentioned, but in others- the, student- interest was so small that a real probr lem \waa faced. A foreign slang- uage had been contemplated but in'view of th'e urgency in.math, science and English- that.; came first. A language Will probably be.;introduced in 1962. WHITTEMORE BOARD TO MEET TODAY The Whittemore school board was scheduled to meet today, Oct. 5, and among other things to study the, invitation from the Algona. board to meet and discuss what. If anything, might be done to realign- the two districts fnto one in the future.' Clarence Brandt NewF-BPrexy .Clarence Brandt of Titonka was elected president of the Kossuth County Farm Bureau' during the annual banquet-meeting of the organization at Titonka high " school Tuesday evening. Other officers named include Bill Phelps, Swea City, vice president, Cecil Long, . Algona, secretary, and Fred Plumb, Lone Rock, was re-elected , treasurer. Glenn Gabrielson of Sexton is retiring president of the group. Mrs. Walter Campney, Burt, was elected chairman of the woman's organization and. Mrs. Wesley Mains, Swea City, was named publicity chairman. The board of directors will name a vice chairman later. Guest speaker was Dale Nelson, administrative director of the Jowa Farm Bureau Federation, from Des Moines, -Resolutions were discussed and voted upon during the business meeting. Problems discussed included meat processing and packing, mail rates, and agriculture: Cut Electrical Rates, 4 Towns There Was good news for the users of electricity at Bode, Ottosen, St. Joe and LuVerne in this area, last week! . . s Iowa Public Service Co. at Humboldt announced a reduction in rates, effective Oct. 15. Residential customers using 29Q kilo-, watt hours or more per month 'will save' 35c a month. Commercial users .with 400 or more kilowatt hours wiU save. §0 cents % month., .. , „ Algona United Fund Drive To Open Monday < ' * * \ f % * 1 Algbna's 'annual^ United -Eund campaign will begin in earnest next Monday, Oct. 9, when can-, vassers begin their drive 1 *'f6r funds in the busines district.•The residential areas of the-city,-Will then be canvassed beginning! Ojbi. nn n«~i M l«*~ .3~.*..j1« «* UU^. JT*&4 20. Complete details, of'the ___, ed Fund drive will be found Jn an ad in today's UDM.' ' '5: Wes Bartlett is presidentf.6,f the United Fund.of Algona^iyic} He stated recently -that 1 tKe quqta this year is $15,605,, compared with 'a'quota (which was resett- ed) of $15,015 a year ago.: <5 "* ; A total of 11 separate agencies will benefit'-from funds raised here. The Boy Scouts - of the Prairie Gold area are slated to receive the largest,amount of the total—$2575—to .be raised. Californian Is New V-President Of total Bank A California man, C. Wv Conty of Blythe, has been- named 'exec-; utive vice president- of 'the-i £>£-• curity State-Bank here, faccojreU ing to .Bank President Dale Auld His appointment, wiU) fill cancy .created whehyculfjLj 11—L> > li_'i.i'-si£jtti-.'_-Jii.ji3i!.i-;r_ -, Mrf "Conn, his iwife ahd; ^hr children, are slatedHb' arrive here about the middle of, the month and.he Will .assume, his hew position immediately. He. is at present *! executive 'vice 'presidpnt of the Farmers and Merchantf Bank at Blythe, which was founded by him;.- '-,-••''• ''•'•.:.."' : Stop Soap Box Derby Races After Protests Algeria's *soap box racing course was closed to competition last' Saturday after local police received complaints from several persons living in the area of the 'track,.-.City, boys had been using the old highway 169 hill at the north edge of town.' Police Chief Al' r Boek'elman clarified the situation this week. In the first place, if the city okayed such .'races, it would be liable in cas6 of injury to one of the boys involved. Secondly, it is understood that if a responsible sponsoring organization of grown-ups were to agree to supervise future races, the city would probably give a green light to the project. In fact, it is; possible if the right approach were used, the city might go so far as to block off a logical spot for a few hour? Saturday mornings so the races could be held in complete safety, There will undoubtedly be fur-, ther developments. Find 15 With T.B. Suspicions The 16th annual' Contact X ray program in Kossuth County has been concluded according to C. B, Murtagh president of the Kossuth County Tuberculosis and Health Association. Fifty two persons had chest X-rays taken while the mobile G-ray unit was in the county and interpretation of the films indicated 15 of these showed findings suspicious of probable active, inactive or healed tubercu< losis, or of activity undetermined In addition 4 persons were found to have other chest abnormalities indicating possible tumors heart conditions, cancer, etc., which may need further medi cal attention. 33 persons were notified that their X-rays were essentially within normal limits. Joyce Hayden R.N., public health nurse, directed the program and interviewed those who have been in contact with an active case of tuberculosis. She made 30 calls to homes, taking case histories O f 46 persons. These visits followed conferences 13 physicians. Bancroft Youth Cancer Victim; Bancroft ^ James Meyer, Jr., 17, popular F iBancroft' youth and son\of Mr. and Mrs. V. J. Meyer, died Tuesday evening in St. Ann hospital .'here "following a lingering illriess.'••' : ' ;i;; '.-•;',' - . . .''i '•'..Funeral .services for James will be held today (Thursday) at 9:30 a.m. .in ,St. John's Catholic chtirchi-' at '•• Bancroft with Msgr. Joseph Schultes officiating. Burial will follow at the St; John's' and ;the Fuchs Funeral Home' Is in charge of arrangements"/ ; '."'"•' '''••'•';'':'. r . v ',• James Patrick Meyer was born Jan;'22, 1944>:and lived practically, all his life at Bancroft, where his father has served as^ coach ;of St. John's baseball and basketball .teams for many years. He was an honor student in high school where her', would have been a senior this-year. His .illness''.-prevented' 'him from going to school. He also received two, moffetary ,i scholarship awards from the Des Molties Register during the past' two* - years for his work and record as a carrier salesman: ., ' : He -had been hospitalized several times -at 'Rochester, Minn, and St. Ann in the past six Jnonths., v :| :l ' •• ' '• • : ''•'-' ' *" Besides his parents, James is survived by two brothers, .John and Bob, a ,?ister, Mary Ann, and his grandmother, Mrs. 'Elizabeth Williams, all of Bancroft. GuyJMMOf "5"_ **M(A* JM ^ JJK^^\ "*» tf t J Bancroft Dies; Ex-School Supt. Bancroft — Funeral .services for Guy D. Hart, 81, former superintendent of: schools .at Bancroft, w ere held at 9:30 a.m.,' St.' John's 'Catholic church there, with Msgr. Joseph Schultes officiating. . Burial was at th'e St.! John's cemetery and Garry Funeral Home was in charge(, of. arrangements/ • Mr, 'Hart, who lived-at Bancroft 47 year? until seven weeks ago .when he went to live with his daughter, Mrs. Sam Heaton, at Mount Sterling, 111., died Sunday afternoon at Beardstown, 111. of a heart ailment. Mr. Hart retired from active teaching in 1945, after serving for 24 years as superintendent Of schools., He also was. an engineer for,many, years and had done much survey work for the town of Bancroft and for Kossuth county, until he became ill. His wife, the former Frances Segar, died Mar. 4, 1959. Besides . his daughter, he is survived by four grandchildren. Post Offices To Distribute New Hunting Digest A total of 2,200,000 copies of the digest of 1961-'62 waterfowl Hunting regulations have been sent to post offices for distribu- tjpn to duck hunters when they buy their migratory bird hunting stamps this fall, it was announced today, by the Department of the Interior. The digests list by flyways and by states the seasons and bag limits for- hunting ducks, geese and coots this fall and winter. There is also a summary of the basic regulations governing waterfowl hunting practices and a listing of the shooting hours, the special protection given some species, and additional bag limits for certain others. 1 This is the first time that digests of the hunting regulations jiave been made available to hunters at post offices where they purchase their duck stamps. Party Hosts Alpha Psi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi hel4 a Coke-coffee party at the home of Dorothy Ziegler Oct. 2, the purpose of which was to interest and inform prospective members. A business meeting was held Oct. 3 at the home o| Norma Marshall with the pro- grgin in charge of Ruth Jorgen- soo aM Irene Elbert. Algona Coach Gets Call To Army Duty Algona high school football Coach Jim Henhberger .won't be with the Bulldogs when the season ends. Nov. 3. The announcement will chock most fans —- and came Wednesday morning, the day after Hershberger received army orders to report'to Fort Huachuca, Ariz.' by Nov. 1. , Jim has been in the army reserve since he served six months in Ihe army in '1957, and had about a year and a half to go before being released t'rom the reserves. His orders • arrived here Tuesday afternoon. He is', a member of the controlled reserve, not a regular unit, and is to serve at least 12 consecutive months in the army. Mrs.' Hershberger, who is expecting a baby,, will join' Jim in Arizona as Boon as he finds suitable living quarters. .'••:•".' : Coach Hershberger came hers in August, 1960 and guided the Bulldogs to a 24-2 record last fall and has his team with a -perfect' 3-0 record in games played so far this* season.' His assistant coaches, C h amp Marlin, Jim Hershberger Howie Stephenson, Keith Christie and Arnold Hill, will handle the team in the finale against Clarion. "Everything was going too good," was all Jim could say Wednesday. morning. The orders to report came as a complete surprise. Teachers From County To Meet Here Friday Teachers Institute for the public schools of Kossuth County will bfe,,held at 'Algona Friday; ^October". 6th, tThey.themes ofAhe Institute this'year is'"Pupil Eval- •uation frr Today's ScKdbls". The Institute •will consist of addresses by Dr. Ray Bryan,. Ipvya State University and Dr. Alfred Sch- •wartz, Drake Uhiversity; also Workshops with consultants in the various grade levels. Consultants 'for the day will include: Miss Noveda Midland, Marshalltown' Public Schools.- Miss Marian Weaver, Mason City Public Schools. Dr. Gordon Rhum, State College of Iowa. Dr. Charles Rowley, Drake University. Dr. Stuart, Tiedeman, Drake University. The Institute is, conducted by the Kossuth County Superintendent of Schools and all public schools in the county will be closed on Friday.. Early Blizzard Not Appreciated An early- blizzard moved into this area Saturday noon, Sept. 30, and after making several attempts to quit, wound up bombarding the entire area with a thick covering of wet, slushy snow. It is' probable that the blanket measured up to four inches in depth, but total moisture received was .98 of an inch, according to the weather station at KLGA. For the most part, that was all the moisture during the week— and practically everyone in the area was mighty glad of it. The snow storm proved to be one 01 the earliest (except for slight flurries) in many a moon, Here are the temperature marks for the past week: H L Pr. Sept. 28 ___• 60 28 Sept. 29 59 42 Sept. 30 52 31 .2B Oct. 1 r -68 42 .7 Oct. 2 65 34 Tr. Oct. 3 68 44 Oct. 4 , — 40 According to official sources, the weather • during fhe rest of this week is supposed to be great Steve Baker Of LuVerne Dies; Funeral Held Steve Baker, ,74,.' well-known LuVerne stock? buyer,"- 'died suddenly at his home'there' Wedhes- ,'day afternoon, Sept. .27. ' .Funeral services for Mr. Baker were held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the LuVerne Methodist church with Rev. Worthie Usher officiating. Burial, with Masonic rites at graveside, followed at the LuVerne cemetery and Blake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Stephen R. Baker, son of Elias and Luella Baker, was born, raised and educated at Boorie. He was later married to Hattie Jones there July 1, 1905 and the Bakers farmed near Livermore before he became a stock buyer at Livermore and LuVerne, where they have resided for many years. He was an avid sports fan and bowled for many years in area leagues. Besides his wife, Mr. Baker is survived by four sons, Clifford, Livermore, Cecil, LuVerne, Dwight, Washington, and Merlin, Phoenix, Ariz.; three daughters, Mrs. Richard Wiuff, Humboldt, Mrs. Walton DeWitt, Bode, ana Mrs. W. S. Robinson, Las Vegas, Nov.; 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Cars Damaged Swea-Eagle — Autos driven by Margaret Carlson, Swea City, and John Hendrichs, 16, Fairmont, collided Saturday at Fairmont, when Miss Carlson was attempting to make a left turn. Hendrichs was going east and Miss Carlson was going west. Extensive damage resulted to both cars. Abandonment Charge A Swea City man, Arthur Smith, appeared in Justice Delia Welter's court here Monday to answer charges of abandonment and neglect of wife and children. He was bound over to district court and appearance bond in the matter was set at $1,000 and posted the following day. He was released from jail and now faces the charge during the next term of court. LuVerne Man Caught Passing A Bad Check Robert D. ; Thomas, 38, St. Paul, Minn, and former LuVerne resident, was -captured by polite officers at Wausau, Wise. Tues* day afternoon. .The man, who esv caped from the Kossuth co'tiniyX |ail here Friday night, was apprehended as he tried to pass a talse check in that city. Ironically, his arrest there came as a result of the same type of crime that landed- / him in Jail here in the first place. According to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, whose office put out a radio bulletin to all points when Thomas was discovered missing Saturday morning, the man waived extradition and the sheriff or his deputy Were to leave for Wausau Wednesday to bring him back to Algona. The prisoner is expected to return here sometime today (Thursday)* . Now Faces 2 Charges Thomas will now face two charges, instead of the one origj" inally filed against him. Beside! that check charge, he now faces a possible one year sentence-or $300 fine on the jail breaking charge. A conviction on the check matter in district court here could result in a possible seven year sentence: The jail break was thought to be the first here for at least 20 years. Thomas and one, : other prisoner, Melvin Burnett, Swea City, were in the jail Friday."* A steel door, which leads from the jail to a basement-in Hhe bui^dA ing; was,p'ried'open and'Thomaa' then) tore out a sectioty of bricks aiid 1 'got: out; of'the south side of the':,building.-', . ~';r. s -;' " <?.•:". • The section of bricks had been installed several years ago when a window -was closed, off -from •the outside. It is probable the mortal- gave way easily. Picks Up Own Car From the jail, Thomas went to LuVerne where he stopped at the home! of a brother, Donald. He told the latter he had posted bond on the check •charge and asked for the keys to his car,, which had been left there. He drove off in the auto and hadn't been located until his arrest at Wausau. Police there reported Tuesday they hadn't found the car, bUt were looking for it. City police arrested Thomas here Aug. 21 and he was charged with writing a false check of more than $20. The check was passed at the Johnson House and he was bound over to the grand jury. He couldn't furnish $1,000 bond and was forced to remain in jail while waiting for the case, to be tried. According to reports, Thomas has visited at LuVerne during recent years, but had not been a resident there for the past ID years. At one time, he served a sentence for robbery at St. Cloud, Minn, Clues in the matter were very scarce, and Sheriff Lindhorst stated Wednesday he wouldn't have been surprised if Thomas had not been captured for five years. He had at least seven hours to get out of this area, for it is assumed he left the jail between the times of 8 p.m. Friday and 1 a.m. Saturday, He was last seen by his brother at I a.m. and the escape was discovered seven hours later. Girl Succumbs Patricia Esser, 9-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Esser, Algona, died at her home here at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Funeral services for her are pending at McCullough's Funeral Chapel. She succumbed to a heart condition. survived by her parents andnthree brothers. 22 Bands In Saturday Festival Twenty-two bands, 20 candidates lor Band Feslival Queen, and over 1,500 individual musicians will be guesls in Algona, Saturday, at the 13th annual Kossuth Band Festival. Complete schedule of events during the day and evening will be found in a greeting ad in the third sec-i tion of today's Upper Des Moines. Latest band to register i* Goldiield. The other 21 band* were t»t>u!ftt«d Jut week. Queen candidates are: Barbara Leek, Corwith- Wesley; Rosemary Gisch, Garrigan of Algona; Vicki Boss, Britl; Elaine FolkertS, Titonka; Barbara Kudej, Kanawha; Juanita Cordes, Lakota; Barbara Brandow, Algona High. LeOia Ann Voss, LuVerne; Janet Banwarl, West Bend; Annabelle Tietz, Whittemore; Carole Wiener, Burt; Dee Hughes, Thompson; Ann Vogel, Bancroft; Pet Gronbach, Twin Rivers; Janet Smith, Ledyard; GI e n d a Smith, Boone Valley; Sharon Gesche, Elmore; Sandra Ives, Rolfe; Judy Amosson, Goldfield; and Parlene Mino, Swea City. The event is sponsored by th Algona Chamber of Commerce. The big parade starts at 11 a.m. and the evening massed band program and concert begins at the fairgrounds at 7 p.m. M. C. Metcali will be master 9! ceremonies *4 the evening event.

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