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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 19, 1961
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IOWA ' THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1*1 THREE SECTIONS-IS PAGES PLUS 24 PAGE TABLOID VOL. 98 - NO. 42 By Russ Waller It'* been an interesting week in our overseas relations. The young miss from the east Who discovered the squalor in Nigeria as a Peace Corps member should learn one thing—never send a postcard and ab&Ve all don't, carelessly drop it out in the open before mailing if you do send a card. But our camel driver from Pakistani who accepted' the invitation of Vice President John- Son to visit this country offered a nice contrast, and the Veep is doing a good job of making him feel at home, Texas style. •• ' • ;. *' • " *;•','.' , Congratulations to Judith Pfef- Ifer, daughter of Dr.' and Mrs. L. L. Pfeffer of Wesley, on becoming one of 26 members of Phi Beta Kappa, national, scholastic honorary society,, at the State .University of .Iowa. Might even be more important than gaining six yar'ds off tackle against Minnesota. •. •' • ,••••' •.' ' If there are any other awards . to be handed out for loyal followers of a football team, we offer the names of Mr. and Mrs Henry Johannsen of Algona, who have seldom missed a game of the Bulldogs, here or away, in years and years and years * • • . . Dr. C. D. Schaap Succumbs To Gam'gan Queen andidates nty Valuation B • I* st They all laughed when he slopped up to the piano. But they didn't know he was from the finance company. .» • * • • A bit of congratulation to our own mayor, Dr. Shierk, who turned out to be the only one connected with state civil defense in Iowa to have a fallout shelter of his own. Nothing like practicing what you\ preach, and when you don't practice it, the results can be embarrassing, as they were -for all other state officials when interrogated on'-the subject; ! including; the Governor One of, 'Algona's best; known men, Dr.' Glairer-D Schaap, s 58 succumbed ' _to =a, heart attack Shortly after admission aF Stl Ann hospital here early Saturday morning. Dr. Schaap had suffered, prior aitacks and had been" hospitalized previously. for treatment. He had planned'to enter Veteran's hospital at Des Moines this week. Funeral services" for Dr. Schaap were held at 2 p.m. Monday in McCulloug'h's Funeral Cha'pe/ with Rev. Newton M. Coughenour officiating; Burial was ' al Eastlawn Memorial .Gardens. Pallbears were L; S. Bbhan- non, Dr C. C. Shierk, Matt Streit, Dick Cowan, Dr. N. J. Kelley and Dr. Karl Hoffman. • Born at .LeMars, .Sept. 25, 1903,' Claire Don' Schaap was: a son ot Clarence and Catherine Voss Schaqp. Following his graduation from Morningside College at Sioux City in 1925, he'attended the State University of Iowa at and the exihead/o"f Civil Defense ./ neither; of whom' has d r shelter It turns : out; 1 : If.YOU are interested in fallout shelter information, you can get a-booklet, "Fiction and Facts About Family Fallout Shelters" by writing the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H. Street Washington 6, D. C. No charge. • • • Note , to Housewives: There may soon be a tenderness' meter for meat on the market. The me- 'ter's indicator gives you the tenderness ratio of the cut, say its inventors, however. Not available yet Hildreth Pettlt and his family just recently observed the 13th anniversary of their opening 01 the "Plantation" ballroom, northwest of Whittemore. It opened Sept. 19, 1948, and we can say now that some referred to it as "Pettit's Folly" indicating they questioned the wisdom of the construction. Nobody questions it today. Running the ballroom would be a full-time job foi most folks, but the Pettit family also operates a 560 acre farm, plus a bulldozer and trucking service. Bill Kpllasch, a neighboring farm youth who joined their staff at the beginning, is still with the operation, too. Congratulations are in order, we'd say. • * • SOCIETY NOTE: The East Side Ladies Chowder & Noisemaking Society had Charles Goren and Margaret ganger as guests, at their most recent meeting, It appears that the girls hired a statistician to total up their scores for the year, and the chap turned out to be a frustrated sociologist because he made the discovery that, bridge scores have a direct relationship to the size of the member's family. For example, in the club, Madonna Skogstrom, Lois Strohman and Mona O'Connor have the highest three scores for the year and have an average of 1 2/3 children, Then cpmes Delores Winkel, Eleanor Geelan and Jean Shay, who have managed to accumulate 3 1/3 each. Bringing up the rear are Mary Straub and Ruby Cooper, who have (at latest count) ap- .Ipwa City and received his dentistry degree there in 1931. During his college days, he was a varsity cheerleader at Iowa, and over the years until recently Dr. Schaap demonstrated his ability as a cheerleader during pep rallies in the local public high school auditorium. Following graduation from Iowa, he immediately 5 opened his dental office here and about a year later, July 3, 1932, was married to,Clara Reynolds of Swea .City. Very active in many civic affairs and organizations, he served as a U. S. Navy dentist during 1 -WorldWar II. He was' note'd for his hobby as a cook and was a real sports enthusiast —especially when the University of lo.wa athletic teams were involved. Dr. Schaap probably had as wide a speaking acquaintance as anyone in the community, and until recent years when health curtailed his professional activities, enjoyed an excellent prac- The four attractive senior girls shown "here will vie for the Garrigan Homecoming Queen title at Gar rigan Field here Saturday night. The one chosen by a vote of the student body will be crowned and her attendants presented to the crowd during half time ceremonies'-at the Garrigan-Austin Pacelli footbal game. tice. Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. W. W. Schultz, Orange City; a daughter. Diane (Mrs. Gerald Stern), Oakland, Cal.; a son, Don, Algona, and two grandchildren. Sell 18 Cars, Trucks Past Week, County A total of -18 new cars and trucks were registered at the county treasurer's office, during the past week. Owners of • the vehicles are: Chevrolet — Delbert Ferguson, Bancroft; E. J. Johnson, Swea City, truck; Norton Machine Works, Algona; David or Esther Smith, Algona; Ethel Colwell, Algona; John 'Hardgrove, Algona; A. F. Menke, Bancroft; Kossuth Motor, Algona; H. W. Greene, Whittemore; and Keith Klinksiek, Ledyard. . International — Algona Imp. Co. Ford —• Miller Lumber .Co., Algona, truck; R,' R. Black. West Bend. •<,.'.•.!>' Buick — Arthur or Emma Bierstedt, Lakota. Old? — Clara Shilts, Algona'. D0dge — Edith Busch, Bancroft; and Carl or Lucille Goetsch, Algona. Rambler Rock. R. E. Schmidt, intt lese proximately 6^ each. These statistics give rise to various 'interpretations. Some people claim the figures indicate that careful bridge players have higher scores, while other merely-observe that those with fewer children must play more bridge. Thus the dialectic rages. The club would appreciate it -if other bridge clubs would see if the same pattern prevpls with tHem. p,Jiuilion of the Wwk: T mag: » »Jl9 Swea City Boy Runs Into Car; Suffers Cut Swea. City — Brian, 3, son pf the Dick Wasmoens, received facial lacerations and bruises Friday when he ran into, the side of a car driven by Linus Hausfeld, Coldwater, Ohio. The boy's father had crossed the highway and. the boy, who had remained with his, grandfather, darted across the street before he could be stopjped. The car was going.slow and the driver trie.4 to aypid the accident. He.was not charged, f w?« S?to «« Mayor Earl Hanson .j :_£ guygery j^ we ek a t He ie reported recover- nicely at this time. 11, LuVerne, Dies Sunday Funeral services for Walter Enge 72, a retired tank wagon salesman were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. a Zion Lutheran, church .in LuVerne Rev. Allen Rudow officiated anc interment was in the LuVerne cem etery with -military rites at th< graveside. The Blake funeral home was in charge of funeral arrange ments. Pallbearers were James Mailer^ Clarence Casey, Laverne Jeffers Ralph Dimler, Fred Hintz, and Edward Lindebak. Mr, Engel died Sunday at Mercy hospital in Fort podge following a long illness. Born at Corwith to Mr. and Mrs. George Engel, he was a life-long resident of this vicinity He married Margaret Nielsen al Algona on August 5, 1934. She survives as do one daughter Mrs. Loren Appenzeller of .Ames; three grandchildren; three brothers and one sister, Clarence of Cedar Rapids, Lyell of Humeston, Albert of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mrs, Laura Zweifer of LuVerne. He was pre- ceded'in death by two brothers. Mr.- Engel was 'active in the American.Legion at LuVerne and was a past member of the former Fort Dodge Drum and Bugle .Corps. 2 Algona Girls Get Nurse Caps Iowa City — One hundred seventeen sophomore students in the college of nursing at The State University of Iowa received caps in a traditional ceremony last Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. in, Iowa Me- movia.1 Union. The capping ceremony precedes the beginning of practice assignments in University Hospitals for nursing $tu^ dents/ Among those capped by members of the junior class are Janice Bode, and Cheryl Immerfall, both of Algona. Eyeball Scratched Bancroft —• Chas. McGuire received a bad eye injury recently. When he stooped to pick up an object, he was poked in the eyo by a sharp weed. It scratched hjs eyeball which 'is causing him much pain. He was treated at the office of Dr. T. J. Egan. Honor 2, Ws*t Bend Two West Bend young men .were among 10 youths honored with Future Farmers degrees at the National Future Farmers of America convention held at Kansas City last week. They are Roger G. Fehr and Aaron E. Anliker. Storks During Past Weekend More than one stork was kept busy hovering over St. Ann hospital here during the past weekend. The reason — a total of six new babies, were delivered by area doctors. Arriving Saturday Oct. 14, were.the following little ones: a 6 pound, 13, ounce daughter for Mr and Mrs John Henry, Algona; a 7 pound. 9 ounce son for Mr and Mrs Clem Bisenius, Whittemore; a 7 pound, 7 ounce daughter for Mr and Mrs Gerald Puizstuck, Algona; and a 7 pound, 10 ounce daughter for Mr and Mrs John Hefty, Hardy. The following day, Sunday, Oct. 15, Mr and Mrs Dean Loss, Algona, became parents of a 7 pound, 12 ounce girl, and Mr and Mrs Ronald Illg, Bode received a 7 pound, 1 ounce boy. Yes sir, the second floor was pretty busy! Algona United Fund At $5,156 The girls are, left to right, Patricia Fickbohm, Mary Carol Gengler, Blondina Erpelding and Eileen Wagner. ••> • •. •• - • , , Meanwhile, there is also a contest for the naming of a king. Candidates for the crown are.John Fandel Jerry Krieps and Bill and Bob Reed, all members of the Garrigan football team — and also seniors. Halftime ceremonies wiirinclude a program by the band under the direction of John Sterba and a Homecoming Dance, for the student and alumni, will be held following the game in the Garrigan gym, with Art Kirrns'e orchestra furnishing the music. . There will be a special section of the stands reserved for Garrigan alumni at the game and pre-game activities'will include a pep rally, complete with a big bonfire, and a special program at Garrigan Field Friday night — 24 hours before the game. Senior class officers are in charge of Homecoming. (UDM News- foto—Engraving) »..,'..,: ,• ,^ ^FimBoy Severely; Fell From Tractor Phillip Bode, 11, son of Mr, and Mrs. Floyd Bode, who farm several miles northeast of Algona, was rushed to St. Ann hospital Saturday after he suffered severe injuries in a fal] from a tractor and his subsequent entanglement between the tractor's rear wheel and the drawbar of a disc the machine was pulling at the time. Phillip suffered a fractured thigh bone, fractured ankle bone and a deep gash below the knee to the ankle which laid the bone bare. He was in surgery for about three hours at the hospital and then placed in traction where he will remain for two or three weeks. The boy, a sixth grader at St. lecelia's here, was discing beans when the. near-tragedy occurred. The machine was put in reverse md he fell off the seat backward setween the tractor and disc. His 'ather was working in a field about a quarter-mile away and heard the youth scream. He hurried to the scene and by the time he got there Phillip had crawled free. He was then rushed to the hospital. Dennis Lynch, 37, Bancroft, was lucky to escape injury when the corn sheller he was driving tipped over in a ditch 1% miles south and 2Va miles west of Bancroft at 5:15 p.m. Saturday. Headed east at the time, the machine met another vehicle on a narrow gravel road and the shoulder gave way, allowing the sheller to overturn in the ditch. He had been shelling corn at the Marvin Vaske farm near the scene of the mishap. Damage to the sheller was estimated at $200 by Patrolman Charles Bird who investigated the mishap. Algona's annual United Fund drive total hit $5,156 Tuesday light, according to Wes Bartett, president of the organiza- ion. The total is about a third f the goal set earlier, and the canvass of the business district as not been completed. A house- o-house canvass of residential areas will begin Oct. 20. 5 Percent Rise For Algona And Ag. Land Sought Iowa's State Tax Commission dropped a T-bomb of its own into community life, yesterday morning, when it took steps to make a large- scale increase in real estate valuations for tax purposes in a majority of Iowa counties — including Kossuth. . . As tentatively proposed, there would be a S percent 'boost in all Kossuih county agricultural land assessments, and a 5 percent boost in business and residential property in Algona and adjoining townships. • The "adjoining township" reference would be homes just outside the Algona city iimits, and industrial operations likewise. County Assessor Leo Immerfall said Wednesday morning that he thought there was "something in the wind" along this line when he attended a recent assessors' school. He has not as yet received any confirmation oh the proposed valuation increase from the State Tax Commission, but was expecting it momentarily. • , County Can Protest Kossiith County would be entitled to register a protest, he added. If a protest were decided upon, the assessor, auditor, treasurer and members of the county board of review could go to Des Moines to object. Board of review members are Albert Schipull, LuVerne, chairman, John Kohlhaas and Ed Mawdsley of Algona, Fred Heinrich of Whittemore, and Earl Stott of Titonka. , Immerfall said he felt that Kossuih county would have , good grounds for a proteal in . view, ,of the fact thai, in. this year's ieyaluafion 6]t gfopej^y the county gained about-a half million dollars in real-estate valuation. "They evidently are still not satisfied in Des Moines," Immerfall added. The year 1961 was a year of revaluation of real estate property. In most counties, work is now over on new levies for 1962, and the State Tax Commission's proposed increase would mean refig- uring all assessments, on the basis of a straight "across the board" valuation increase. After receipt of orders to increase valuations, respective counties have 10 days to file notice of appeal. But the State Tax Commission still has the last word, [mmerfall added. Boosting valuations by a flat 5 4 Mayor Contests In County On Nov. 7 At least four towns, in addition to Algona, will have contests in their town and city elections, Nov. 7. They are LuVerne, Fenton, Lakota and Burt. In Algona there will be a contest for certain for mayor, with the incumbent mayor, Dr. C. C. Shierk being opposed by Jirn Whittemore, who has been 'a member of the Algona council, 'representing the Second ward with two years of his present term still to run. \ The question has been raised as to whether Whittemore as a present member of the council Algona Schools Closed Friday For Meeting Algona public schools will close for classes at 2:30 p.m. today, Thursday, so that teachers may attend the Iowa State Education Ass'n convention in Des Moines, which opens tonight. There will be no school in the system on Friday. Other county schools have selected the March district meeting of the I.S.E.A., to be held at Mason City, as their official convention date. Dercent does not in itself automati- :ally mean a 5 percent increase in ixes. A boost in valuations could mean a lowering of millage levies, since hey would be applied on a broader ax base. However, the "hook" is that an increase in valuations would permit some taxing bodies to increase their budgets if they are at or near the local mill- age ceiling. This would not take effect this year, but could in years immediately following, and would have a bearing on total governmental expenses and bond issues of all types, the extent of which are now limited by law to percentages of the assessed valuations. The State Tax Commission has uthority to order valuation changes very four years. There were pra- tically no changes ordered in 1957, e last time revaluation was made. How Neighbors Are Hit' Kossuth is not the only area ounty concerned. Palp Alto is slated for a 5 per- ent increase in business and resi- ential property in Emmetsburg, nd a countywide reappraisal. Hancock has a pending order for 10 percent increase in agricultur- land only, and a revaluation of gricultural land and buildings only. Emmet would be hit with a 15 percent increase in business and residential property in Estheryille. Humboldt would get a 10 percent increase in agricultural land and buildings. Clay county is slated for a 40 percent increase in agricultural, buildings and a countywide revaluation of property. Report Thefts In Area From Schools, Farms A minor crime wave developed in Kossuth County during the weekend as two farm thefts and a pair of school break-ins kept Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst busy. Latest reported thefts, both occurring on farms in the Lakola-Elmore vicinity, occurred Sunday and Monday, while Garrigan high school, • Algona, and Swea City high school were broken into sometime. Friday night. A hundred bushels of shelled ,cOrn was stolen from' a quonset building on. the far.m of Mrs. Louis Corn'us,'' three"miles southeast of Elmore, sometime Monday night, The farm is unoccupied, but the land is farmed by a son of the owner, Laverne Corhus. The corn loss was estimated at $97. A power saw and power drill were taken from a tool shop ai the Milton Farrow farm north of Lakota sometime Sunday night. The sheriff was called to investigate both thefts as 1961 continued to set some kind of record for number of farm thefts. Thieves pried a screen off a ground floor window in the vocal music room to gain entrance to the Swea City school. The door casing of the superintendent's office was broken, several .files rifled and $9 taken from an unlocked safe in the office, which is used for storage of school records. The burglars at Garrigan also gained entrance 'through a ground floor window, then went to the superintendent's office where they evidently could not find anything they wanted ro steal. There was nothing reported missing, according to the sheriff. It is probable the thieves, who may have been responsible foi both break-ins, were looking foi receipts from football games at the schools. However, Swea City's funds were banked after the Homecoming game — and Garrigan played at Carroll Friday night. John Hayes New Kiwanis Prexy New president of the Kiwanis club here is John Hayes. Hayes, also president of the Algona Community School District board, was elected during the club meeting Other officers, who will take office with Hayes Jan. 1, 1962, are Pat Montag, first vice president, Rev. N. M. Coughenour, second vice president, Milton Norton, trea- 2 Damage Suits Filed Here In District Court A $2,500 damage suit for exemplary and punitive damages was filed in district court here this week by Theodore Trump, plaintiff, against Bertha Trump, defendant. The petition alleges that the defendant failed to comply with settlement of a prior case Dec. 26, 1960 when the defendant, according to court record, agreed to deliver two guns belonging to the plaintiff. According to the new case, the plaintiff has made demand for said guns, but the demand has been refused. A total of $1,121.08 is asked in another damage matter. Clyde Green, plaintiff, seeks that amount from V. E. Hazelhoff and Hazel- hpff Motors, alleging that the firm didn't repair a truck as it stated. The plaintiff asks the damages for repair bills, loss of use of the truck and travel expenses. with two years to still serve must resign that post in running foi; mayor. Russell Buchanan, city attorney, stated that he knew of no ruling that required resignation of a member of the council if he sought the post pf mayor. However, if Whittemore should defeat Shierk and thus become mayor-elect as of January 2, 1962, he would have to resign from his council post as one can? not hold both of them at the same time. In that ease, the remaining members of the city council would have to appoint a new councilman from the second ward, to' serve out the last two years of Whitlemore's term. There is no election for councilmen irpm the 2nd, and 4th wards this fall, nor, for one. post of cptmcilman-at-large. The Nov. 7 election concerns only the positions of mayor, councilmen from the 1st and 3rd wards, and one councilman-at-' large. Stan Muckey, incumbent council member from the 1st ward, Joe Elbert, present 3rd ward councilman, and Ken P e i r c e, councilman-at-large, are all candidates for re-election. Papers were also taken out for one other candidate, but as of Tuesday had not been returned, ana the potential candidate is not known. Deadline for filing papers is Oct. 23. ' THREE-WAY MAYOR'S RACE SEEI? IN FENTON, \l A three-way race'-for mayor Is developing in Fenton:^Incumbent, mayor Gus Krause' is" not' 'seeking re-election. "Entered" "in the field are Marion Stuck!, Dr. W. W. Jolley and Milton Geitzenauer. i ' In the city council race thera is also a spirited contest looming. Four of five present councilmen have filed for re-election. They are Homer Matthiesen, Walter Pertl, Merle Voigt and Clarence Yager. New candidates' in the contest are Arnold Hansen, Burnette Heine, George O. Jorgenson and Albert Mitchell. J; A. Schwartz is the incumbent member of the council not seeking re-election. Mrs. Wayna Alderson is unopposed for re" election as treasurer, nor is Wilfred Stoeber for the park commission. CONTESTS IN LUVERNE FOR COUNCIL & MAYOR Albert Wilhelm, present Lu- Verne mayor, will be opposed by Henry Loerwald, a former mayor, and James Mallory, a former town councilman. Five councilmen will be elected from a field of seven candidates. They are Wayne Sanford, Ed Elbert, Earl John and Leslie Calkins, incumbents, and John O. Cox, Lewis Block and Richard Gronbach. COUNCIL POST CONTEST DEVELOPS AT BURT Five candidates are in the field for election to the Burt town council. They are Don Patterson, E. P. Fredrickson, George Becker and J. L. Miller, incumbents, and Dale Lockwood. Nels Nelson is unopposed for mayor, in the Nov. 7 ballot. SIX SEEK COUNCIL POSITIONS AT LAKOTA There are six candidates in tha field for the five town council posts at Lakota. Present councilmen seeking re-election are Nick Behrends, Jake Peterson, Fred Christ, Fred Huettner and Earl Cushman, and Leonard Weinkauf is also a candidate L. A. Nitz is unopposed for mayor. Pancakes Tomorrow The annual Algona Kiwanis Club Pancake Day will be held in, the Algona high school Annex tomorrow (Friday), Oct. 20, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., with total net proceeds from the event slated to be used Gene Murtagh On Insurance Board Eugene Murtagh, president of the Druggist Mutual Insurance Co. of Algona, has been elected a member of the governing board of the Mutual Loss Research Bureau at its annual meeting in New York. The organization is composed of 100 insurance company members and supervises property loss settlements on a nationwide basis. The Algona man has also been a member of the board of directors of the Federation of Mutual Fire surer, and Dr. H. C. Aillaud, Elgin as a student loan fund for local Insurance Companies for the past Allen and Date Cole, directors, students wishing to go to college, seven years.

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