The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 9, 1961 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 9, 1961
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.By Rues Waller * I, * * Corn yields fa the area are reported as excelftnt as the harvest season nears collusion. There are • yields being reported of 100 bushels or more to the acre as. a result of the' near-perfect weather conditions this summer. Moisture content of corn ranges from 18 t6 21 percent in a majority of cases, considerably lower than' in the last several years. Soybean yields have' also been reported as well above average. ,' - Jftota E.fA6ii$H_D 1863 M06NA ' IOWA ' THURSD AY, NOVEMBER 9, 1961 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAOES VOL 98 - NO. 45 Bring Upsets Campaign Standings Shift > A farm is a factory without a roof 1 .-' . < .*,"'*- *' What with the fallout problem'ir the forefront of the 'news thes days, we'd like 'td mention' tha newspapers solidly stacked, l'6 inch depth.have been declared a equal in protection to any othe type of "material i'; j- 1 -- 1 .' * " * -.' * We note where out state liquo commission is also entering into 'th current civil defense situation ari is .wondering ho\v' the state-owneu liquors system' -can be utilized.- I , has'been suggested'that a plan b worked. out whereby state liquo stock b^ made -available for medi •cal^use'in ^the event, of enemy at tack.'Yfe suspect'that many of ou citizens might Have suggestion along this'line. If one of .there bi L metagon bombs: reaches our area however, we 1 doubt that anyone wil have much time to reach' for a bottle. ••• * - * ,*••,.• On the lighter side of life the Indjan ambassador's wife' to the Un|ted Nations' is Having landlorc trouble. Seems that they Have'beer asked to leave their $1,600 a montr apartment of 10 rooms •because thej i have not r paid their- rent.; Nothini like ^roughing it at the .United Na 'tions. , ; •' - ' ' : y ;•' : v I- t .?• , -4 .; * : • ;;•*. ,- • . The district director of Internal Revenue Of ;Des Moines wasra visit or last' week in Algona .'.'. jus passing through and visiting around .so relax. •. • ;1: •••'-. ••..--• - Until this rear the national 6r" ganizatioh of :turkey growers has been'a staunch believer in a "hands off" policy 1 so far as government .support'is concerned. But'after the experiences of the past .year,we . note that the association is now proposing some form of government control of' production with a support price plank in the proposal. Times change. • ' .... • . * * * Today's best buy in the food field is the school lunch program. Not everyone seems to .know' it, but about 43%-of-the cost of school lunches , is absorbed by federal, state!and local governments. The federal underwriting averages out at .about 20.8 percent, the Department-of Agriculture reports. Wonder how the local "investment Iclubp" have been doing lately. After several years of cooperative effort they should, by nbw, have a pretty good idea as to how good or bad they have been in market analysis. . , ' ..,, •:•:• - • .,. * • There is the story of a fellow who married a wealthy spinster some years older .than himself. Three days, after the marriage he was informed that he had won first prize in the Irish, sweepstakes. "Good gosh," he exclaimed, "three days -. too late." ... . *,*..»...* _ , When it comes to improvising, Ollie? Johnson, gets'the job done. He went to a football game but irt the traffic; shuffle, he and his 'partner who .had the heavy, clothing and was seated elsewhere in the stadium.; became separated. Ollie was wearing only s fight suit, and .the day was plentJy cold, He spotted a surplus store, barged into it, and bought an army 'blanket for $4. After the game was over he returned to the store and. sold the blanket back for $2. ' ;' * • * * One local pent ttjsaests that we play more bingo. Jew sees it as a quick solution ,to a the problem of surplus corn, ".'l . 41 HlfWf 4 Famous l*w Line •--' The trouble with peace is that somebody is always going to war to preserve ifc RESULTS COUNT! "W» had 8 buyers lost day morning for the 10Q head Canadian heifers we advertised thai B-m. in the Upper £>es Moines. The first man ioeik the lQt> have 10 carloads more this. irnie Ngvmgn • • Burt, Iowa With 22 candidates in the field, the Trade Expansion Circulation Drive of the Algona newspapers had a considerable shifting of positions after the first votes were'tabulated through,Tuesday evening, >. ' ; / , -However, Mrs. Robert R. 1 Richter of burt was holding a.slim lead over the next eight candidates, who were all bunched within a comparatively few votes'of each otrier, ^ There was considerable shifting of position between the vote* totals as of last Saturday arid, the Tuesday 'totals. , Race for the top prize of $800.00 cash is wide open, accord- Ing to Manage'r W. E. Reinsert, who is conducting the campaign for the Marion Circulation Co. ' • : "• '• , Another factor in the raise of some of the candidates is the manner in whjch their friends and their communities have" rallied to the support of the respective candidates. All candidates are now striving t6 turn in. clubs of $30.00 in New and renewal -subscriptions, by next Monday evening. All candidates v wijl receive extra -bonus "votes Of 300,000 votes for every ,$30.00 worth of NEW-and old subscriptions turned in by Monday evening. THIS BONUS OFFER Will NOT BE REPEATED,' so- it is very important that the workers and NEW and old subscribers > take advantage of this opportunity. Remember a NEW SUBSCRIPTION counts about 6 times as much in votes as a renewal/ Remember both NEW and old subscribers are saving $1 on a two year combination during the campaign only. New-and old subscribers may pay their subscriptions in the office and name the candidate of their choices-and proper credit., will be given to Said candidate. Two new candidates have just entered the race. Sqndy Richardson of Swea City and Mrs. Edgar C. Kollaseh of Bancroft. 1 TUESDAY STANDINGS T. Mrs. Robert Ri Ridker, Burt _^____ r __ 3,945,000 2. Mrs. Imelda Engeiiter, Algona __ 3,875,000 3. Mrs. Mqry Bestertlehner, Algona ______ 3,865,000 4. Marlene Mey_r, Alflona ^__i -3,800,000 . 5. Mrs. George Sdehbu^ Titonka _______ 3,775;000 6. Miss Irene CorieVAIdona ____________ 3,450,000, /.'Esther Sigsbee, Algona _ 3,315,000 8. Ann Clark, ; Algona 3,250,500 9. Mrs. Al. Hlnckley, Burt __ ___ 3,200,000 10. Josephine Gouge,,Wesley ___- : 2,875,000 ' 11. Mrs. Forrest Gllmore, Whittemore -——2,650,000 12. Mads Christiansen, Algona— _ ___ 2,640,000. 13. Mrs. Marjorie Rurup, Sexton —-— 2,630,000 ( 14. Mrs. Beulah DavS, Burt _ 2,600,000 15. Nathan Banwdrt, .West Bend ___ __ 2,300,000 , 16. -Mrs'. Ly'dia Frederick, Liverrnore —____ 2,295,000 17. Kareri Bier, Fenton 2,260,000 18. Mrs. Fred Merkle, LuVerne 390,000 19. Mrs. Marie A. Hansen, Ringsted _ 90,000 20. Mrs. Ernie Hutehihson, Algona ___ .10,000 21. Mrs. Edgar C. Kollasch, Bancroft Just Entered 22. Sandy Richardson,,Swea City .__ '_ Just Entered Last Rites Are Held For Young Swea Fanner Allen Owens;" 31, who farmed between- Swea .City and Armstrong, . died early Monday at Dep Moines Veterans hospital after a lingering illness. . He- was born Feb. 15. 1Q3Q. at East Chain, the son' of, Mr.'; and Mrs.^Lynn..Ow4ns. He was, niar- Tlea-%Kiri<¥ .'4iR:-Viqi6s,T.-i^^.*-.« 1 ?*'- - Mortehson at 'Swea City. They 1 Have farmed in the East Chain- Swea City areas since their .marriage; He is survived by his wife; three' children, Douglas, 7,' Myrinda, 6, and Sherry, 4; his parents; grandmother, Mrs'. Huth Owens, Fairmont; two brothers, Beryl, Seatle, Wash., Webster, Ban Jose, Calif.; and one sister, Mrs. Boyd Nichols, Rochester. Funeral services were held ai 10 a;m; -Wednesday at the Sacred ffeart Catholic church in Heron Lake. Bishop Frederick W, Frek- ng of. Salina, : Kan., officiated. Barnes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Good Neighbors Lakota — Good neighbors urned'out Monday to pick corn at the farm home of Mrs. Raymond Winter. Those helping were Vernon Smith, Rorjald Jeetland, Glenn Mabus, Ronald Schroeder, Donald Winter,". Elmer Haase, Burdette Hoeppner, C. A. Gutknecht,' Elmer Paulsen and Jerry Heetlahd, Mr. Winter died suddenly Oct. 26 of a heart ittack. Algona Youth Gets K.O. Pill, Is Nearly Drowned Authorities of Cerro Gordo coUnty ; are 1 still-looking for the assailants who robbed, knocked out, and nearly drowned an A gona young man, recently, in a wierd ' combination of circumstances that took place over a period of .about six hjsurs., Robert Kunkel, 22,'who lives with his mother-at ,113 .North Phillips, St. here, aripVwho had .Been employed;, by an insurance iWTO/'ffA^WagHie :,ea.sv_2:r_ -.JWgtt^ way 9 from,,, Buffalo Center, intending "to turtf off toWard' Woden. . . • •'•'-. He stopped and picked, up a hitchhiker,, a' young man somer where ' between '22 and. 25 years of age. The hitchhiker" offered him a chew of gum, whicH Kunkel took, and from a few 'minutes after' trja't he doesn't remember a thing until he'came to in his qar in Clear ; Lake, -off McIntosh woods shoreline.' The car was in water about up to the dash board. t, He was niissirig : -his wallet with about $50,' and had also been slugged severely in the stomach. He. staggered to a nearby farmhouse-and called the'Cerro' Gordo sheriff's office. v Authorities believe he .had been given a knockout pill in the gum, The car was liberally covered with fingerprints; which afford the only clue as to the assailants at the moment. They are of. the opinion that more than one pei- son was involved during the six- hour interval between 12:30 p.m. when the hitchhiker was picked up,' and 8:30 wheri Kunkel came to in the lake. He was hospitalized briefly until checked over and then re- leased. His car v is pretty much a total loss. Farm Accidents Hurt Two Men Near Lakota - ' r- „, T,w0' : 'farmers received injuries in " farm accidents there during the past -, week. "- Luckily, neither man was Seriously hurt. Wayne Gardner got his overalls caught in ' an elevator Sunday afternoon. He had just finished unloading a wagon of corn and was waiting, for the picker to come in. He suffered a bruised and sprained leg and shoulder injury and. is using crutches at the present time. Two. days earlier, Ted Wai- lentine, who was working at the Laverne Edwards farm, got his clothing caught in the tumbling rod on an elevator. His. overalls were torn off and ' his legs badly bruised and skinned, from the knees to the ankles. Well-Known L-Rock Farmer Passes Sunday Seneca — Funeral services for O. Lawrence Johannesen,' 49; Lone Rock, were held in the Blakjer Lutheran church 'at,Seneca Wednesday afternoon. Rev. ^Oliver'. E. Johnson, Cylinder, officiated and .burial followed at the Blakjer.cem- . - '.., -. • 1 . • • V .-• . ." * .1 1 -• -^- -" t. Is Phi Beta Kappa Sandra Peterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne L. Peterson of 507 So. Jones St., has been elected to the Phi Beta Kappa scholastic chapter at Stanford University, it was announced this week. She is a major in philosophy. , Titonkans Wed 50 Years ' Mr Johimhesen died'at '4j__ ...... Sun. at Fairmont Community hospital where he. had. been a medical patient since the preceeding Tuesday. Death resulted from a stroke. Mr Johannesen had been ill with cancer for the past year. Ole Lawrence Johannesen, son of Ole and Seyerina Johannesen, was born at Bancroft, March .13, 1912. He attended school there and graduated from Bancroft public high school, then helped his father on the'farm. He was married to Edna Struecker of Fenton April 25, 1937 and began farming for himself on his present farm north of Lone Rock. He has been an active member of the Blakjer church. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kathryn, a teacher at St. Paul; a son, Larry, student at Waldorf College, Forest City; two brothers, John, Lone Rock, and Fred, Bancroft; and' five sisters, Christena (Mrs Harry Vahldieck,- Wallingford, Anne Presthus, Algona, Eda (Mrs Martin Wilberg), Fenton, Cena (Mrs Henry Looft), Fenton; and Tilda Johannesen, Fairmont, Minn. Garry Funeral Home of Bancroft was in charge of arrangements. Good Neighbors Pick 70 Acres Corn At Tyke Titonka — A good neighbor deed took place Nov. 1 when 20 neighbors and friends came wijh sjx pickers, an elevator, numerous wagons and tractors to pick ,t and crib 70 acres of corn on the farm of Ted DeBoer southwest of Titonka. It took about eight hours tc do the job and those helping were Ed and George Uken, John Rjke, Dave Bolie, Douglas Mechler, Arthur Jay Budlong, Don Budlong, Robert Budlong, H. W Kitzinger, A. C. (Clark) Miller, Harold and Herman Harms Richard and Herbert Isebrand, Clarence Schutjer, Roy Walrod Dwight Graham, Robert H. Spear,' Wilbur Spear and Elmer Mechler. , The neighbors and friends also brought and helped serve the noon meal and lunches. Ladies helping were Hazel Carroll, Edith Isebrand and Mrs. Ed Uken. •Mr. DeBoer has been hospitalized recently with a heart condition, but is now up and about at his home. Rezoning For 7-BlockArea To Be Heard VA hearing before the Algon Zoning. Commlssi&n is slated fo Tuesday evening, Nov. 14 to con sider a request, for rezoning o approximately seven half block on East Call Street-, into a com merical district. *The' area is now classified as. residential or mul tlple dwelling. . The hearing will be held at the City Hall. • - ' . 1 In. the proposed change is th area on East Call Street startini just east,of Moore'St., or on ) property line starting with thi Roy Bjustrom residence and multiple dwelling ' building acrosp the street from it, and going east to Wooster St. A half block each, north and south of, Cal Street is included in the area for proposed rezoning. The area includes the Episcopal church am the old Presbyterian church buildings. The .balance is now occupied entirely by Homes. Also in the proposal; is a sim- lar revision .from Call Street north .to North St., for about two ots wide east and west along Jones Street. r ,, Everett Baldus >' is Chairman ot the 'Zoning Commission. Other members are Veda ,'Murtagh Marion .Will, L, E. .Hovey, M. M. jloniker, Lloyd Robinson, B. P. lichardson, George Sefrit, Max Bartholomew, Clayton Percival, "'hyllis Burt and Russell Buchan an. ''."' . . •" . ••»,<.: A number of • property owners along the street \have. indicated disapproval. , Notice .has been published of isyera ;;.cc ,resraehtsriirg invitee :0 appear at the meeting?, either for or against' the proposed change. If the Zoning Commis- lion feels the change advisable, t will so recommend to the city 1 council. Final action is made on recommendation of the mayor and action to revise existing or dinances by the council itself. Mrs. Schaller Passes Here; > Rites Friday Funeral services for Mrs. Lloyd Ichaller, 41, Algona housewife, ill be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. n St. Cecelia's Catholic church. Msgr. P. P. Gearen will officiate nd burial 'will be in Calvary emetery. Hamilton Funeral tome is in charge of arrangements. Rosary will be said for Mrs. ichaller Thursday at 8 p.m. at lie funeral home. .Mrs. Schaller died Tuesday hortly after admission to St. inn hospital. She had been ill our months. She was born Anne Marre rteier, August 18, 1920 at Dresen, Germany. She was married o Lloyd Schaller of Algona May 3, 1953 at Ibor-Oberstein, Ger- nany and joined her husband n Algona, Jan. 28, 1955. She was le last of her family, her par- nts and brothers and sisters aving preceded her in death. The family lost all of its pos- essions during the Nazi regime i Germany. Surviving is her husband, loyd of Algona. The couple had o children. Mr and Mrs (Chris Brandt of Titonka will be honored at en open house in observance of their golden veddmg anniversary in the Good Hope Lutheran church social hall, Titonka from 2'to 5pm Wednesday, J ovember 15. ' * Maggie Pannkuk and Chris Brandt were married at Titonka Nov. 15, 1911. Lifelong residents of Kossutn ounty, they farmed east of Titonka until their retirement. ' threei .sons sncU daughter and their families will be hosts at the open house. All friends and rela- r :°' 8 H e ^- ; M? formal invitations are being sent and Mr and Mrs Brandt request no gi% $100 Fine Eugene Larson, Seneca, was fined $100 and costs last week in 'Justice Delia Welter's court for petty larceny. The charge was filed on lumber taken from the Frank Dreyer farm. Button Up Your Overcoat . . . Overshoes and overcoats became prized items of apparel here this week as winter made its first real move into Kossuth county. The mercury hit new lows for ' the present season twice—stopping once at 17 degrees Friday, then dipping to 15 degrees early Wednesday morning, Nov 8. The high for the period was 60 degrees Thursday, Nov. 2. Snow and slush prevailed during the weekend. Here are the readings: Nov. 2 60 32 Nov. 3 37 17 .03 Nov. 4 - 35 28 .42 Nov. 5 „ .32 19 Nov. 6 38 25 Nov. 7 .45 27 Nov. 8 — 15 * * * * * * Shierk Keeps Post Of Algona Mayor, 348-453 : Re-elected Mayor . Dr. C. C. : Shierk' was re-elected for his fourth term as mayor, in the municipal election held in Algona Tuesday. He will serve two years. • •He Carried all four Algona wards, defeating his challenger, James Whittcmore, present councilman, by nearly a two-to-one majority. Shierk polled 848 votes and Whittemore tallied 453. •There were 1349 votes.cast. Three city councilfnen we're elected without opposition*.! Ken Peirce was re-elected as councilman at large with '1087 vote?; Stan Muckey was renamed from the first ward, with 317 votes, and Joe' Elbert from the third ward with 263' votes. ' Jim Kolp was elected without opposition to the" park commission. He had 1082 votes. i • Dr. Shierk was the- only incumbent mayor of a city the size of Algona in this area ; tO win reelection. The 'challengers in all other cities, such as Emmetsburg and Estherville, were victorious. The mayor was elected'for two years; the councilmen were elected for four. Whittemore, who 'is already a councilman, still -has two years of his term to serve. DR. JOLLEY ELECTED MAYOR AT FENTON Fenton — In a tyree-way- race 'or. mayor at Fenton, t Dr. ; W.; W Vtarion, Stucki was .second wit! 59,, and Milton Geitzenauer win, hird with 15. There were threi Write-ins .for Gus Krause, retir ng mayor, who was ndt a can. didate for re-election. l Elected, to the council were Clarence Yager (146), Homei Matthiesen (125), Merle Voig 124), Arnold Hansen (86), and George Jorgenson (85). Other candidates were Walter Pert 80), Albert Mitchell (66), and Burnette Heine (41). There were also write-ins for Duane Widde 28), Charles Feye (34), and "Ilayton Ditsworth (2). Mrs. Katherine Alderson was e-elected treasurer without opposition, and Wilfred Stoebep Was unopposed for the park ommission. ALL WRITE-INS ELECT OTTOSEN OFFICERS Ottosen — With 31 votes cast, 11 town officers elected at Otto- en were write-ins. Oliver Kineth was named mayor, Chester Alme, treasurer, and councilmer lamed were Lawrence Telford Morgan Hagen| Eugene Hofius fohn Vinaas and Chris Anderson ONE NEW COUNCIL MEMBER AT BURT Burt — Nels Nelson was re- lected mayor of Burt with 05 otes, Tuesday. He had no op- losition. There were 115 votes ast. Named to the council wa,« Don Patterson (105), E. P. Fredickson (100), George Becker 100), J. L. Miller (102), and Dale ..ockwood (63). Lockwood is :-• ew councilman. There were 41 rite-in votes for Ray Hoppus. LEDYARD HAS RED HOT WRITE-IN UPSET Ledyard — Gus Simonsmejer, •ho had served as town councilman, was not a candidate for reelection. But he was elected mayor with 42 write-in votes The incumbent mayor, Herman Brandt, received 37 votes. There were a total of. 120 votes cast perhaps the largest town vote in recent years. Elected to the council were B r a y t o n Gilbertson, Everett Thompson, Bernard Reilly, Lawrence Ternes and Harold Wentworth. Ternes and Went worth are new members. ONE NEW COUNCILMAN ELECTED AT LAKOTA Lakota — Leonard Weinkauf is a new Lakota councilman, named Tuesday. He received 7f votes. Other councilmen elected were Nick Behrends (69), Fred Christ (107), Earl Cushm^n (110) Fred Huettner (72), while Jakie Peterson was sixth in the contest. L. A. Nitz was re-elected maypr without opposition, polling r IOJ? •votes. "' "-",'-•'''.r : . ' :.':.'' • ,'!;•'•-••;';''' ;: •FOHMER MAYOR fN tiiVERNE WIREFmiSH LuVerne — Henry Loerwald with 71 votes was elected mayor of Lu Verne. He is' a former mayor, and edged James 1 Mallory by four votes. Mallory polled 67 votes. Albert Wilhelm, incumbent mayor, received '32 votes. Councilmen named were Les Calkins (104), John Cox (127), Wayne Sanford (147), Ed.Elbert (116), and Richard Gronbach (124). Gronbach is a new; member. Verlaine Johnson was elected treasurer without opposition. INCUMBENTS WIN IN TITONKA ELECTION Titonka _ All incumbents were re-elected at Titonka. Hari" old Gartner is again mayor, ancr councilmen are Charles BeejJ, John Hamilton, Richard Isebrand, Amos Krominga and Carl Ludwig. Fred Baade was a sixth candidate. TWO NEW COUNCILMEN NAMED AT WESLEY Wesley — Wesley voters eleqf- ed two new councilmen, Tuesday. Forty-one votes were cast. New members are John Youngwirth and Dean Ricke, and reelected were Ray Kollasch, Bill l,oebig and Urban Neuroth. Tom Torburger was re-elected mayor and Boyd Loveless, town treasurer. OTHER AREA RESULTS WITHOUT CONTESTS Cylinder — Ed Thomas v was named mayor, and Odne Stokka,. Sugene Sweeney, T. N. Thompson, Leo Kane and Gordon, Grisham were named to the council. r — Robert E. Nielsen was named mayor, and councilmen are Hermit Christiansen,' Harold Cwsimer, Carl Knapp, Vuyne McKay and Ordean Tow. Swe« City — Earl Hanson is mayor, and councilmen whose erms were up and who were elected were Martin Dahl and ",owell Roberts. West Bend —- Named as \iayor was Leo Montag, while council- rien elected were Elmer Cole, ?ay Forsythe, Ludwig Reinen, Raymond Wilson and B. K- Peerson. Everybody Ready? Probably nobody needs to be told—but the 1961 pheasant hunting season opens in this area at 9 aon. Saturday. Nov. 11. Govern yourselves •ccordinglyl

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