The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 2, 1961 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 2, 1961
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Car Stolen At Lakofa; Youths Stopped By Gun • A 1959 Chevrolet station wagbn, owned by Ed Sheldahl and stolen sometime Tuesday night from ' its parking place at Lakota, was recovered and two 15-year old boys arrested at Sioux Falls, S. D. late Wednesday morning. The boys were in another stolen' car at the time of their apprehension, which came after a chase during Mich aS. Dakota patrolman had to shoot out a tire on the vehicle. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was notified of the theft, second in the county during the past week, early Wednesday morning and sent out a bulletin on the auto on police radio. Less than two hours later, the young thieves'had been caught. The car is apparently not damaged. The other, stolen car, a 1958 DeSoto hardtop, owned by Milo Johnson, Burt f was taken early Friday and Was found by Minneapolis'au- thorities Monday, night. The, vehicle, was in apparent good running condition, but the radio, battery and other'items had been taken from it by the thieves;'who ;were not caught. The'tiar was taken from a garage on the Taffy Johnson farm .between Burt arid' Bancroft. £ ^ ESTABLISHED 1863 u ttte&A elut matte* at U» pottofflM ti Alfbn*, &MM, Nov. 1, 1631, under Act of Con«rS« of Mftttb 8. Utn. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1961 THREE SECTIONS-IS PAGES VOL. 98 - NO. 44 Damage Suit For $65,000 Is Filed ^^^^ i f CorwithMan Succumbs To Crush Injuries 1 David' Johnson,' 75, Corwith farmer, died .Saturday .at'.the 'Hancock County Memorial Hospital of injuries suffered Wednesday of last week in a car-train crash near his home. Funeral services were Jield Tuesday at the Methodist church here. The Rev. Clarence Clason officiated. Burial was in the Cor^ with Cemetery. Masonic Lodge 553 of Corwith held Masonic ser- Open Trade Camp Cash To First Place; 5 Week Drive Hces Monday. Born Aug. 11, 1886, in Boxholm, Sweden, he'was the son of Per and ' Augusta Munson Johnson. He came; to work in Kcssuth and Hancock counties and June 4, 1914, was married to Dagmar Sorenson. They farmed near Corwith' all tKeir married lives.- ..•...-'. Surviving ares eight children. Paulf Milwaukee; Mrs. v Lee (Eleanor) Huff, North Ridge ""*• CaUf.r~Mrs." CharpeT* r 03lUan) Hauswirth, Ted, David Jr.. James, all of Corwith; Jerry, Canoga Park, Calif.; Mrs. John (Ella) Rathbun, Iowa City, and 19 grandchildren, four brothers, Carl, Wesley; Ted, Washington; . Iver and Anton Johanson and a sister, Mrs. Alin Lund, Boxholm. Sweden. ' His wife died in 1960. 380 At Algona Hobby Show Held Friday The annual Kossuth. County Extension Family Living Hobby Show held last Friday was visited by 380. A door prize made by Mrs. Alma Weir, Algona, was won. by Miss Lois Bentele, Wes« ley. Eleven exhibitors displayed and demonstrated their leisure time activities and a large display of "Gifts : to make for Christmas" was made by members of the women's group who cooperated with the Extension Family Living Program. The next event in the Family Living Program will be the leader training lesson on Buy- manship of Hard Floor Coverings, Two representatives of, each organized women's group in Kossuth County are inviteh to take this lesson given by Avis Lettow, county extension home economist, and present it to their group. The lessor* will be given November 6 at 1:30 at the Extension Office in Algona and at 1:30 at the Bancroft Public School, Nov. 7. ** wm the 6 rand of $800 cash, or to share 'in the balance 'of the, $3,000 being of- fered.m the Algona Newspaper? Trade Expansion Campaign, got underway yesterday. •• • , There are 18 candidates competing. Winners will be determined on 'a basis of votes. 'Votes will be based on new or renewal subscriptions for The Algona Upper Des' Moines and the Kossuth County Advance. The candidates follow: ALGONA — Mary T. Besten- lehner, Mrs. Ernest Hutchison Irene ' Corle, Marlene Meyer 1 Imelda , Engesser, Esther Sigsbee Mads. Christiansen and Ann Clark. Lu VERNE — Mr. Fred Merkle BUHT — Beulah Davis, Mrs. Robert Richter and Mrs. Al Hinckley. WESLEY — Josephine Gouge. LIVERMORE — Mrs/ Lydia Frederick. SEXTON — Marjorie Rurup. . TITONKA — Mrs. George Sachau.' WHITTEMORE — Mrs. Forrest Gilmore. WEST BEND — Nathan Banwart. 'All contestants will' receive cash commissions for their results, regardless of the final outcome. But the grand awards are the seven grand cash prizes. * v • -Each candidate is;' supplied with" receipt books, and a schedule of • votes to be 'received for hewf or renewal subscriptions to the Algona papers. ' Votes will be tabulated twice a week, starting the end of this week, and the standings of the contestants will be published by each paper during the campaign, which will run into the early part 'of December. Interest is running high, and each candidate has found a plentiful supply of ' .support from interested friends, neighbors and relatives. . The Campaign office is located in the Upper Des Moiner, building, and is' in charge of United Fund Is $3,331 From Top 11000 , 12000 'll'OOO lO'OOO 9000 / ,8600 7000 ^600,0 ,5ooo Algona's United Fund drive reached the 80 percent mark this week,, according to Wes Bartlett, president of the organization. Total funds collected (and tabulated) Wednesday morning amounted to $12,274.55. The goal is $15* 605. Anyone not contacted by a solicitor to date may call either Mr. Bartlett or Perry Collins and it will be taken care of by one of the volunteer workers.; (UDM Engrayiing) Walter Reinsch, manager of the Marion Circulation Co. His office phone is Cy. 4-3537. It will involve buymanship and principles of especially in relation to hard floor coverings. Safety Awards Michael Frankl, Garrigan high school, and Bob Gerber, Algona high school, were named winners of the October Teenage Safe Driv* ing Awards presented by the Automotive Bureau of the Algona Chamber of Commerce Thursday. Ledyard Woman Hurt In Crash A Ledyard woman, Cleo C. Mather, 39, suffered a lacerated forehead and possible back injuries when the auto .she was driving went out of control and crashed into a ditch three miles northeast of Swea City at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Patrolman Dick Petersen investigated and charged 'the driver, who was treated by a Swea City doctor, with driving without a valid license. The Mather Car was headed RESULTS COUNT! "We sold * used wagp» hoist to a man fawn We*! Bend. The only place we advertUed It we* in The Upper Dot Moines, so • I guew your ads get results." .'-If$ WEISBROD WEISBRQD IMPLEMENT north on a county road when the vehicle got too close to the right shoulder, swerved and went into the west ditch. Damage to the auto was estimated at $250. Charles M. Mason, 20, Rolfe, was fined $100 ($50 suspended) and costs in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court for reckless Driving after the auto he was driving missed a turn and crashed intoj'a- ditch at the south edge of Fentoh Wednesday, Oct. 25, about 10:30' p,m. The auto was demolished. A total of six youths were in the auto at the time of the mishap. AH ran from the scene, but were later rounded up by Patrolman Bill Tordoff and Marshal Al Schwarzenbach of Fepton. As a result of the crash, Lloyd Rasmussen, Ringsted, was charged with selling beer to minors. The charge was filed in Mayor Shierk's pffice and will be heard this week. A charge of failing to yield the right-of-way was filed against Hilda Meyer of Algona after an auto driven by her collided with a vehicle driven by Francis Smith, also of Algona, Monday at 3:30 p.m. Damage to the autos was estimated at $300. Star Route To Snyder;New Sunday Lineup A change in schedules of mail arrival and departure on Sunday, and details regarding a change in mail service between Algona and Elmore, Minn, were announced Wednesday by W. W. Sullivan, i Algona postmaster. Starting Sunday, Noy. 5, the Des Moines—Spencer Star Route will not arrive in Algona until 10 a.m. and possibly later if the ^Illinois Central train is late into Ft. Dodge. This means there will be no mail distribution locally much before 12 noon on Sunday. The Star Route Will leave Algona going south at 6 p.m., so outgoing mail must be in by 5:30 p.m. A temporary contract .' was awarded by bid to Earl Snyder Algona, to operate a new. Star Route between Algona and Elmore. The route began yesterday It replaces the former P. O Hypo unit, which now goes to Spencer instead of Elmore. Departure time from Algons for Elmore is 5:30 a,m. and it returns here at 7:10 p.m. About 50 men took the examinations recently for rural car, rier out of Algona, but thus far no word has been received as to a permanent appointment, or tht examination outcome. Al Wagner is' the temporary RFD carrier on the route. Organize For County Drive, T-BXma$ Seals C. B. Murtagh, chairman fof the Kossuth county Tuberculosis and Health' Association, .presided at the annual Christmas sea> dinner meeting at Van's cafe, last Saturday.. ' .• Lloyd Bohannan gave ^ the treasurer's report and Mrs. 'Ann Slagle,. s.ecr.etax-y, read * the minutes. Mrs. C. C. Inman, Bancroft, representative director,. summarized topics discussed at the s'emi- annual business meeting which she attended in ' Des Moines There were' "240 new cases of tuberculosis, found last ydar in Iowa. • I 1 Following dinner the 'grour viewed a half hour film on tuberculosis. C. B. Murtagh appointee" Mrs. C. C. Inman, Bancroft; Mjfs. Henry Looft, Seneca; and Mi^s. Dettmer _ Thompson as a'' committee to arrange the program; \fOi a March'meeting at which' j&sre- port of sale of seals'will be rnade. Attending the meeting" Satut day were the county officers and the following town and township chairmen who will be responsible .for organizing • their own areas for the seal sales which runs'.from Thanksgiving through Christmas: " ' ''!••<'• Town chairmen: Mesdames ,E J. Hough, Algona; Stanley Halstead, Burt; Ray Uthof, Fenton Jerry Heetland, Lakota; Heriri- Flaig, IBne^Rock; Ray- V"alvick' Swea City; Martha Boykeh, Titonka; and Chloie Simpson, Wes ley. Township chairmen; tyfesdames Carl Callies, Buffalo; Delmer. Angus, Burt; Elmer:Potter, Cresco; Andrew Drones, Eagle; Reuben Luedtke, Fenton; John Wel- housen, German; Philip Inman. Greenwood; Selmer Uhr, Harrison; Swen Larsen, Hebron; How* ard Raney, Irvington; Leo Kollasch, Lotts Creek; Elmer Kub-. ly, LuVerne; Robert Harrison, Plum Creek; Harold Becker, yu AHS Homecoming Queen High Ratings William J. Carroll, Titonka, re- celved a letter of commendation recently for his superior perfor-, jnance in the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, Seneca Man U Fined $100 For Petty Larceny A Seneca Man, Eugene Larson, was fined $100 and costs in Justice Dejla Welter's court here Tuesday after he entered a plea of guilty to a charge of petty larceny. The man allegedly took lumber from various farms in the area, according to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst who arrested Larson. Portland; August Studer, Prair, ie; Hubert O'Brien, Riverdale; Henry Looft, Seneca; Alvin Weber, Sherman; Chester Jacobson, Springfield; Francis Torino. Swea; and Mrs. John Rich. Union. • • An X-ray program is in progress this week, for all school personnel and food handlers, in Kossuth county. LuVerne, Burt Titonka, Lakota and Ledyard were visited by the mobile Xray unit on Monday and Tuesday of this week. On Nov. 1, 2 and 3 the unit will be at; Swea City, Lone Rock, Sentral high school, Fenton, Whittemore: Public, St. Michael and St. Paul Lutheran; Bancroft, Wesley: and St. Joseph and St. Benedict schools; Algonh high school, Garrigan and St. Cecelia; and St. Joseph school on highway 169. Homecoming, always a big event, proved lo be q uite successful for Algona high school Friday night. First of all, a 'big bonfire and pep meeting was held the night before at the Athletic Park, then a parade of floats was-held on State Street Friday afternoon. Shortly before the' important Algona-Clear Lake football game at the .fairgrounds, Susan Schultz, AHS senior, was crowned Queen of the 1961 Homecoming by 1960 Queen Karen Alt. Miss Schultz, at left above, is shown as Miss Alt, placed the crown on her head. Her three attendants were Pam Gabrielson, Kathy Feaster and Patty Peterson, also seniors. All. four were nominated by memebers of the football squad nnd the Queen was elected by the student body. , And finally, to make things perfect, Algonp dumped Clear Lake's previously unbeaten Lions, 18-7, in the big football game. Yes sir, it^was quite a Homecoming.- (Nels Isaacson Photo-UDM Engraving) Tonight In Public Open Forum Dick Palmer To Preside At 8 P.M. Session Algona's Short Causes Fire A short in an underground high voltage line north of the high school building resulted in a hurry- up call to the Algona fire department about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.The firemen quickly put out flames which had a good start on one of the upright power poles- and on some of the cross pieces high off the ground which support city transformers. According to Fire Chief Ira Kohl, amount of damage is not known. Good Neighbors Pick Corn For Seneca Family "Lone Rock —- A shelling bee was held Saturday at the Leslie Denton farm 2 miles west and 3 miles north of Seneca. Mr Denton has been a patient at the state hospital in Cherokee for the past 14 months, . Mrs Denton and two sons have been taking care of the farming. Donald, 18, has been managing the farm for. two years. Roger, 15, is a freshman at Sentral high school. The friends and neighbors began at 8 a.m. Saturday morning. They picked 35 acres of corn.'' The Dentons farm 160 acres of land ancj they also have cattle they take care of. Tha neighbors wives brought in the dinner. Those helping with dinner were Mrs Ray Bergum, Mrs Bill Petticord, Mrs Iver Bergum, Mrs Jerome Denton and Nancy. The farmers helping pick corn were Charles McEleve, Larmen Hattle, Melvin Madsen, Jim Bergum, Raymond Licht, Lawrence Shoemaker, Jerome Denton. Christopher Lai-son, Donald Hoein, Darold Denton, George Hattle, Roger Denton, Alvin Berkness, Art Bergum, Joe Madden, Dick Larson, Leonard Madden, Cert'Nelson, Bergum and John Hattle. two candidates for mayor will appear this evening. Nov. 2, in an Open Forum prior, to the election of next Tuesday at the High School Annex, where .ssues pertaining to the campaign will be discussed by each man. Candidates are the incumbent Mayor C. C. Shierk, and his challenger, Jim Whittemore. 1 Dick Palmer will 1 preside and he public is invited to attend the meeting, .which starts at 8 p.m. Open discussion is invited, according to the sponsoring League of Women Voters. The challenger, Jim Whilte- more, in a newspaper ad, took issue with the present handlinf of duties in the mayor's court. This, in turn, brought forth a statement from an Algona attorney in defense of the present court situation, and declaring that it is obligatory under the Code of Iowa. The statement is reprinted in an adjacent column. The city election will take place at the usual polling placer in Algona: first ward, Algona high; second ward, Lucia Wallace school; third ward, Third Ward school; fourth ward, city hall. There is no contest for any of the council posts. Running unopposed are Ken Peirce, at large; Joe Elbert, third ward; and Stan Muckey, first ward. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Rachel Altizer, Former Lakota Resident, Dies Funeral services for Mrs. Ra chel Altizer, longtime Lakotf resident, were held Saturday a the Buffalo Center Methodis' church. Rev. Kenneth Fineran officiated and Winter's Funera Home, Buffalo Center, was in charge. Burial was in Maple Hil cemetery, Lakota. Mrs. Altizer died Wednesday Oct. 25, at Mason City. She had been a patient at Good Samaritan Rest home for the past few months. Mrs. Altizer was born April 22, 1877, at Riner, Va. Her husband, George, preceded her in death in. 1043. She is survived by five children, 14 grandchildren, and 31 great grandchildren. Her so and daughters are: Moore Altizer, Dows; Homer Altizer, Seattle; Mrs. Colon Gibbs, Delavan, Minn. and Irvin Altizer, Maple Leaf Rest home, Burt. Funeral Held At West Bend For Diqne Forsythe Si. Joe — Diane Marie Forsythe, 6 week old daughter of Mr and Mrs Ray Forsythe of Fort Dodge, was found dead in her crib early Sunday morning in the home of her paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Roy Rorsythe in West Bend. Funeral services were held Monday at 9 o'clock with a mass of the angels in St. Peter and Paul's church, West Bend. Burial was at the West Bend Catholic cemetery. Rev. Louis H. Greving officiated. Diane Marie is survived by her parents, the maternal grandparents, Mr' and Mrs Eugene Thul, St. Joe, and Mr and Mrs Roy Forsythe of West Bend. Stock Drivers, Owners Set To Meet Sunday There will be a meeting for all stock car owners and drivers from this area at the VFW hall here this Sunday, Nov. 5, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Track rules, car rules, purses, etc., will be discussed in preparation for the 1962 season, according to Lamont Wellendorf, manager of Kossuth Speedways, located at the fairgrounds here. Vern McClure, secretary of the fair board, announced Thursday that the half-mile track at the fairgrounds will be cut smaller and rebuilt into a quarter-mile lay-out. The announcement followed a meeting of the board Wednesday night, Oct. 25. Nov. 11 P. Q, Hours The Algona Post Office will be closed all day, Saturday, Nov. 11, a National Holiday. There will be no window service and there will be no rural or city mail deliveries. The lobby will be open all day and all mail will be dispatched as usual. Algona Lawyer Says Mayor Court Required By Law Algona Upper Des Moines Algona, Iowa Dear Sir: I have been 'following with interest the mayoralty election and, as an attorney, was particularly interested in one aspect of an ad placed in one of the Algona papers by Mr. Whittemore. I refer in particular to an inference contained in that ad that the present mayor is acting beyond his jurisdiction by handling State cases and not restricting the activities of the Mayor's Court' to violations of city ordinances, The statement made in the ad is that since the illness of Justice of the Peace Ostwinkle the Mayor's Court has handled thq majority of State and County cases, and Mr. Whittemore says he doesn't think the Mayor's Court should be doing the work which is properly a County officer's business. I feel that this inference is incorrect and should be straightened out. Actually the Iowa Code specifically provides that u mayor shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all prosecutions for viola- lions of city or town ordinances and in criminal matters shall lave the jurisdiction of a justice of the peace witjun the county where he is siti/:'ted. Therefore, f a peace office)' files un infor- nation concerning a State offense n the Mayor's Cburt the mayor would not be exceeding his pow- ;rs in handling the matter. Mr. Whittemore, if elected, will also uive to exercise these duties. In Algona we are faced with an unusual situation in that Justice, of the Peace Ostwinkle has been disabled for some time. Prior to lis disability almost all State :ases were filed in Justice Ost- winkle's Court. Since his disabil- ty Justice Welter has been able o take up part of the slack but nuch of the overflow has been .andled by Mayor Shierk in his Court, pursuant to law. Mr. Whittemore's ad goes on o say that the city of Algona oes not receive one cent from State case. This of course is ompletely immaterial. Prompt nd fair disposition of criminal matters, whether they be State or ity offenses benefits the community as a whole, and the costs aust be divided between the pity nd county as provided by law. An Algona Attorney i Aftermath Of Fatal Accident That Killed 2 A damage suit, in which the plaintiff, Amelia L. Butson, •Hampton, seeks $65,000 ,for severe, painful and permanent bodily injuries, was filed this week in district court here. Defendants in the action are William R, Kuhn and William C. Kuhn. The petition states that at 10 p.m. May 23, 1900, the plaintiff was a passenger in an auto driven by Purl Butson, Estherville, headed north on highway 17, a half-mile south of Graettinger, at the same time William R. Kuhn was driving in a southerly direction when the left front corner of the car and left front of truck collided near the center of. the highway. Negligence is alleged in the petition. Kuhn, driving a truck which contained a small amount of seed corn, is alleged to have failed to keep on the right hand side of the highway, failed to give one-half the traveled way when meeting a car, several counts of speeding,' failing to have the truck under control and failed to keep a proper lookout. The petition also states that the defendant was proximate cause of the collision and resulting injuries, hospitalization, med- , ical treatment, pain and suffering and damage undergone by the plaintiff. Kuhn suffered a sprained left ankle • and abrasions on his left foot, Amelia' Butson, the plaintiff, extepsive chest injuries and cuts, and Winifred Butson, also a passenger in the auto, • numerous fractures of the arm', and cuts, according to Patrolman Larry Stanislav, Spencer, who investi- Itfted-tfiq rera's,fi: •'- - •-- y"-~"-*«-^ Husbands of the 'two injured women, Purl Butson, Estherville, and his twin brother, Percy But- . son, Hampton, both 69, were killed in the mishap. The Butsons were returning to Estherville after a trip to Tulsa, Okla. Manslaughter Hearing David Householder, 23, Algona, was bound over to district court following preliminary hearing of a charge of manslaughter in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court. The charge was filed by investigating officers after an auto driven by Householder crashed a half-mile west of Algona on McGregor road Oct. 5. Gary Pentecost, 24, Algona, was killed and Householder and four other passengers in the vehicle suffered serious injuries in the crash. Householder is presently being held in the local jail in lieu of a total of $3,500 bond. Another damage case was filed in district court this week. Eldon Fehr, plaintiff, soeks $798.62 from Robert Hogan, defendant, alleging that the Hogan auto, which had been parked on a road about midnight some time ago, was struck from the rear by the Fehr auto. It was foggy at the time and the petition states that there were no lights or warning signal near the Hogan car. Will Case Is Settled The petit jury, which was to report Wednesday at 10 a.m. to hear a will contest case, was called off by County Clerk Alma Pearson when the matter was settled out of court. No terms of settlement were announced. The case, concerning the will of Anna Springer, had originally been slated for hearing Monday, then was postporied due to a death in the family of the court reporter slated for duty. Judge Fred M. Hudson is slated to preside during this term of court. Titonka School Career Day Host Today Kossuth county junior classes; from State Line Conference schools and those from Whittemore and LuVerne will attend Career day Thursday at Titonkaj This is an all-day meeting to give students an opportunity to hear speakers from various vocations and colleges speak on careers open to young people. Representatives from state colleges, business colleges and beauty schools will be present to furnish information on various vocations.

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