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By Russ Dropped In at Duana Carson's * find him cutting tujkey heads ut of linoleum, Vy v . . "This isn't, quite as bad as it |doks", commented Dushe- In Inswer to a ' questioning gawk. 'We have 17 Girl Scouts coming o oUr houle this afternoon for a neeting and program." * * * ' Clara Walker, county recorder, itook in over 1 $1,000 in out-of-state lUnting licenses before the season Jbn pheasants opened herel Srie Isaid it was the highest total she jean recall. Arpong them wero |;numer'ous applicants from Missls- j sippi, 'Alabama and Tennessee . . . s Freedom Rider's in reverse? • . ,* •„• , A spot check survey shows that ; our local barbers are appreciating a Monday off under their' new schedule but one confesses |/. that after working Mondays for B '• 30 years, and having no special 1 hobbies, he is having a little trouble figuring out'what to dp with the spare day. • « •'• '•*. Folks in the Lakola area will recall Gus Thaves, who in an earlier day edited the Lakota Record p,rior to its demise. His sdn, Keith, is now editor and : publisher of the Jordan r Minn. Independent. '• • *'••*.'.* An Algona' cook,'who quit his job in a local restaurant has been turned down for unemployment compensation by the state. He said his wife' did 'not want- him to work nights. rV;The ertiployment security com- niission said: :"Many men' must W^ork nights, but a decision not to do so is not' a cause for unem» ployment attributable to the employer." \\ : • ^ Such a cause must be present for a jobless worker, to collect, and, there is considerable misur, '.d^erstaiiding ^ oiv,;the .subject. ^ McAllen, Texas, is losing no time making a pitch for/the winter tourist .travel. A release from there says lowahsi are stealing the show in the resort city , . . and weekly chartered bus excursions into Old'Mexico are being planned. Ronald Linde, Swea' City, is One of Iowa's 29 delegates tp the National 4-H Congress in Chicago, starting Friday. The 19-year- old son of Mr and Mrs Rogei lande is a freshman at S.U.I. The trip comes as a state award for his eight years of work during which time he held about evei> office to be had, and won numerous state honors. Funds for the trip are being provided by the Santa Fe Railroad. * * * It is a strong man, indeed, who can meet crisis alter crisis, lace to face, without taking a pill. * * * We were intrigued by a des- criptidn of this new dance, the Twist. The dance is simple: The feet move slightly while everything else Twists. • * * • There is another way to keep Jfflome* ESTABLISHED u Mcond eiui Hitter at the portotfic* at Alfona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1933. under Act of Congrew of March 8, 1879. ALGO ONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1961 3 SECTIONS-24 PAGES VOL. 9 - NO. 47 Cullen Hdwe. Of Algona To Quit Business Cullen Hardware of Algona announces- this week that it is quit- irig business. " " A full page announcement of a complete closing out sale will be "ound on-the back page of section hrde in today's paper. The sale >egins at 9:30 a.m..vEriday morn•' out of hot water family, have a Dig Official state sales tax figures comparing the 1959-60 and 196061 years (July 1 to July 1) show a decrease in sales tax paid from Algona of about $3,000. This is a small percentage loss compared with an 8 percent drop at Estherr ville, but on the other hand 'Iowa Falls had an 18% increase, * * . * Confucius Says Women who talk a lot are sometimes heard, piychiatrlst Jo Pa; i Now just when did you first; discover that you enjoyed paying ypwr income tax? J« , , •'«!?.<*•• • Some Congressmen are wen- dering why-rafter $380,000 was spent to build a barge to float a Saturn rocket down the TSWWST see river enrou(;e to Cape Caiv- averal— the rpcket was later transferred to a^ old N^vy Iwge brought out of mothballs aj>d renovated for the job at a 'cost of $43,500, the ' transfer was made necessary because the lock , of a dam broke. The question: Why spend $360,000 to begin with when $43,500 would have done the job just as well, * * - * famous Last Line — Bear Bjryant, Alabama cqach, a§ked what the secret of successful was, replied: G. P.' (Pat)_Cullen, owner, made he decision to cease business flu* o a combination of circumstan- es, including problems of health, With his brother,, Ed Cullen, Pat >OUght the forrrier Kohlhaas & pilles ihardware' here' about 12 '.ears ago. The Cullens 'are naives of Whittemore* r r ' ::: '"Ed passed' away several years go. He had been actively manag- ng the local store while Pat had moved to 'Storm Lake and'operat- d a store,' of -his. own there. Fol- owing the death of Ed, Pat faced ie problem of absentee owner- hip, plu;s complications of. ill ealth. Since > then he has dispos- d of the £>torrn Lake store. 'The building occupied by Culen Hardware is owned by John iohlhaas. It has been a hardware ;qre, widely knowrii for mayy, many.years. The quitting business ale is being '! conducted by .the leisch.- Sales Co. of Mason City, nd, Stanley Levy, sales manager, s in' charge of the Cullen closing ut sale here, , > Gustay Shipull, Ringsted, Dies; Rites-Friday 'Gustav "Dutch" Schipull, 61, died early Wednesday at Hie home, Jin Ringsted. He hadf.belir; in 1 poor health since July. •.". , He.' was born Feb. 25, '1900 in Germany, and immigrated to. the* U. .'S. with his parents in 1905. They settled at LuVerne; la. -He farmed near Algona from 191(5 untjl 1935 when he moved to- a farm foUr miles - southwest of Ringsted. He farmed -with his brother Fred until they -retired and moved into Ringsted in 1947; Survivors include brothers Fred, Ringsted;' William of Lu- Verne; and August of Burt. Funeral services for Mr Schipull with 'be 1:30 p'.m. Friday ax the Presbyterian church, Ringsted, the Rev. Robert J. Gruber officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery. Thomas funeral home is in charge, , Offer 30 Prizes, Coloring Contest Thirty prizes are being offered n a Walt Disney Coloring Conest, sponsored jointly by The Algona Upper Des Moines and the Algona Theatre. There is nothing to buy, and no entry fee. . On page seven of the third section in today's paper will be found an outline drawing. All an entry has to do is fill in the outline with what he or she thinks is the best color combination. These may be in water colors, crayons, chalk, pastels or ink. Entries must be in the Algona Theatre by midnight, Dec. 3 and there will be 30 prizes "a warden in the form v of theatre tickets as explained in detail in the ad. I' Algona Woman Moves To 2nd In Contest Race Evidence of how close the race for the $800 cash firs.t praQ in The Algoha Newspapers Circulation campaign is indicated, by the general shake-up in standings of candidates. • Mary T. Bestertlehne/, Algona,' has again replaced Mrs. George Saehau of Titonka, who has held that position thft past Week, and thus is'edging closer to the top position held by Mrs; Robert Richter of Burt. Other noteable changes are those of Mrs. Imelda Erigessdr and Esther Sigsbee, both of Algona. '-,.' ",„.. There are, however, many indications that some .big suK- prises are in store by Monday evening, November 27th. This Is the last day of the big votes and what candidate or; candidates are going to spring the big surprises and what big expected changes are going to take place, remains to be the big.question of the day. Anything can happen. ' '.. ' .', • , .This is the big opportunity to subscribe for The Algona Newspapers at a saving and help put your favorite candidate ahead with that, twp year new subscription which gives them the necessary 600,000 votes — by Monday evening! The winner'cannot have too many, but can have one too few. . • {/ Hundreds of new subscribers have been added these- past fe\v days over the whole trade territory and one of the biggest reports .of the entire campaign is expected by Monday evenfng, thus giving the (Algona Newspapers the largest circulation coVer- age in their.history. ' , ; •;•;'.':.',.,, > , Pro-Rated Vote Standing Including Monday Evening . ..Mrs'.. Robert R. Richter, Burt _-_^__________ 7,410,000 .Mrs. Mary Bestenlehner, Algona . •. •.. 7,3.80,000 Mrs. George Saehau, Titonka : 7,320,000 Marlene Meyer, Algona 7,250,000 Mrs. Imelda Engesser, Algona •___ .---,-' 7,140,000 ^ f Mrs. 'Forrest Gilmore, Whittennorfc J._,J_' U 6,880,000 Esther SJgsbee,, Algona ----. 6,530,000 <•• Josephine, Gouge, Wesley _-___ ___-!.:V 6,420,000 ...;, M,iss Irene'Corle, Algona _!—:_'•; _ 6,410,000 .Mrs. Marjorie Rurup, Sexton ,_ 6)350,000 Mrs.- £dgar, C. Kollasch, Bancroft 6,200,000 , Nathan Banwart, West Bend ____-,:!__.._,__ 6,170,000 'Mrs. Beulah Pavis, Burt ! ' ,5,860,000 Mrs. >At Hinckley, Burt il__ '5,770,000 "f Ann *'Clark, J Algona —^ 5,500,000f* Mrs." Fred,Merkle, LuVerne J. 4,010,000, Mrs. Lydiq Frederick,,,Livefmore W4 __ 4,000,000* ' Mrs.- Marie Hansen}* Ringsted . 3,80.0,000 < - ..Mrs. Ernie Hutchison, Algona 900,000 Whittemore Asks To Join West Bend School District If a reorganization proposal is approved by a four' cou.nty meeting of boards of education, the Whittemore Independent School district may become a part of the West Bend district. At a meeting held Monday night at Whittemore, the district decided to ask the joint boards for approval, and the four boards — Kossuih, Palo Alto, Pocahon'tas and ' Humboldt, are to meet Nov.' 29 to rule on the proposal. If the ruling is favorable, the matter would then be brought to a vote. . If the joint boards do not rule favorably, the Whiite- mor'e district indicated it would favor going on a high school tuition basis in another district. In that case, the board also . indicated if felt that operating a grade school only at. Whittemore might be too costly, and grade tuition as well might be considered. Members of the Whitie- more, board are Leonard Elbert, president; Milton Espe, Elmer Anliker, Russ Medin and Jerry Zatloukal. Santa Is Coming Santa Claus will make his first appearance in Algona at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Every boy and girl who visits Santa at his headquarters on the courthouse square, will receive a free bag of candy. A free 'movie also will be shown at the local theatre, starting at • 1 p.m. and again at 3 o'clock. Good Neighbors About 10Q acres of corn was picked ,and.cribbed, Tuesday, by neighbors of Lewis Breese, who farms several miles northeast of Seneca, Mr Breese had surgery that same morning. Arndorfers Weds 5 0 Years . 10 JWCfftt Fair Board To Hold Annual Meeting, Nov. 27 Thf ajuiuBl meeting of the K9S»M|h County Agricultural Association will be held Npv. ?7 at 2 p.m. at {he meeting room in the Kossuth Pirectors whose terms are expiring ere Eugene Drager ol Algon^ Claude Seely of Algona and Orville Thoreson pi Sw$a City. Vein McClure is Fair Bpard secretary. AU residents of f be c 9 unjy to attend Smashes His And Hers In Fit of Rage Doyle K.. Johnson, who wrecked his wife's auto while in a drunken rage here Friday night, was sentenced to a year in the state penitentiary at Ft. Madison Wednesday morning after he entered a plea of guilty to a charge ot OMVI in district cpurt. Judge G. W. Slillman sentenced Johnson. It was his third offense and he will be taken to prison by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorsi later this week, probably Friday. Information in the matter was filed here by County Attorney Gordon Winkel and appeal bond was set at $1.500 by Judge Slillman. The charge was a result of one of the strangest auto "accidents" in many years here. Johnson and his wife were at Logue's, Tavern, Friday night, when some sort of an argument developed, according to local police officers. As the story wa pieced together following the in cident, Mrs Johnson told her Tius band she wanted to go • to Fort Dodge. Johnson allegedly tol her she would not go in the: car. He then went outside, after be i'ng requested to leave the plac by the management, and heade for the city parking lot south o the tavern. He climed into hi pickup truck and backed It intc his wife's car, not once, but thre or four times,' according to wit nesses. The,car's right side was pushei in badly and the vehicle wouni up resting against a concret restraining wall on the lot, witl the. pickup's rear end, poked irit its side:"The auto was termed total wreck. The pickup was hard ly damaged. Johnson then went back intj the tavern, wound up in anothe argument and finally was re strained by several men until his ;emper cooled. Officers were cai .ed, and they arrived at the scen< about 10:25 p.m. He offered no resistance and was.taken to jai ;o await action. He was confinec •here until the hearing Wednesday morning. Johnson had been employed by local contractor until Monday, tfov. 13, when he was laid off, le then went to work for anothei area contractor, but reportedly worked only two days that entire week. He served time at the penitentiary several years ago following a prior OMVI conviction. Gets One Year Tavern Argument Led To This $500 Fine, Sale Of Beer, Or 100 Days Jail Lloyd Rasmussen, Ringsted, was given a $500 fine after he was convicted of furnishing beer to minors. In lieu of payment of the fine he may serve 100 days in the county jail here, where he was as of Tuesday. He was sentenced by Judge Fred M. Hudson in district court at Algona. Charges against Rasmussen stemmed from a Fenton accident Oct. 25. Six youths ranging in age from 14 to'20 fled after their car rolled on the south edge of Fenton. They were picked up later by the Fenton marshal, highway patrol and local citizens. The minors, none of whom were injured in the accident, admitted' having consumed beer earlier in the evening. Authorities traced the source of the beer to Rasmussen. This pickup truck-car "collision" resulted in a one-year term at the state penitentiary, Ft. Madison for Doyle Johnson, Algona man. Johnson received the sentence in district court here Wednesday moth- ing, five days after the "wreck". . „ The car on the left, owned by Johnson's wife, was a total wreck after Johnson ran the picRup into it several times at the city parking lot east of Joe Bradley Implement. Johnson's actions followed an argument with his wife in a nearby tavern about 10 p.m.' Friday. He was later picked up by local police officers and charges filed by the county attorney. (UDM Newsfoto— Engraving) •' Jos. Leininger Succumbs At AiiOf 87 services« for< : Joseph Benjamin Leininger, 87, former Lotts Creek farmer, were ' helc Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran church in Algona. The Rev. A. L. Schultz, Lutheran pastor at Burt, officiated, and burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. McCullough funeral chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mr Leininger died Thursday at Holy Family hospital at Es- th'erville. He was born at Archibald, Dhio, and was married to Goldie Varner, May 26, 190G. He farmed at Lotts Creek for many years and then retired to Florida. More •ecently he had made his home with his son, Marvin Loiningej at Dolliver. Survivors include 1.3 sons and daughters, Mrs • Fred Gebken, VIrs Earl Lauritzen, and George Leininger, all of Burt; William and Leo Leininger of Algona; loy Leininger of California; Mrs ludolph Teitz of Lone Rock; Mrs Harold Christenson, Robert and Donald Leininger of Van- :ouver, Wash.; Mrs Harry Kliein f Newton, Wis.; Marvin Leining- r of Dolliver and Mrs Melvin Jross of Tampa, Fla, There are Iso grandchildren and greut- ;randchildrcn. Council Open Hearing On Zoning Revision Dec. 13 Algona's city council has set Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 8 p.m. in the City Hall as the time and place for an/open 1 hearing before the council on -the matter of amending .the city zoning ordinance.? .'••The prqposed amendment would .change approximately 8 half-blocks on East. Call Street between Moore and Woosier streets into a commercial area. It is presently in a multiple dwelling zone, and entirely residential. The zoning commission, by a vote of 7 to 3,''recommended the change after a publiu . hearing-.held Jupsday nigtu, .- T . of last >eek, At that time 5t r * ' property owners and residents of the area presented a petition of objection to the change, but the zoning committee decided in favor of the zoning rnvision. 3 From Area Are I.S.U. Graduates Three area students were among 305 awarded degrees from owa State University, in cerc- lonies Wednesday. Kenneth R. Bunkofskc, son of flr and Mrs H. T. Bunkofske of Ugona, was a graduate in mo nanical engineering. Lyndon E. Opsal of Armstrong /as a graduate in English ana peech. John R. Pfeffur of Wesluy WHJ graduate in history. Mr. end Mrs, Joe Arndorfer, Algona, will be honored with an open house in observance of their golden .wedding anniversary in St. Cecelia's Academy hall here from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26. They are lifelong residents of Kossuth County. A son; Sylvester, and a daughter, Fidelis (Mrs, Albert Gould), and th.eir families will be hosts for the event. No formal invitations are being sent. All relatives, friends and. neighbors are invited to attend. (NeOsaacsOA Photo—UDM Engraving) 21 Cub Scouts Receive Awards A total of 21 Cub Scouts received awards during a meeting Of pack 70 at the Bryant school here Tuesday night. A program of songs, led by Beecher Lane and a magic act by Hugh Raney during the advancement chairman, gave awards to the following Cubs: Galen Gant, J(y< ry Simpson, Neil Anderson, Johj. Chrischilles, Tom Ellcfson', David Beisell, Dean Smith, David Riley, David Bilyeu, Duane Hunt, Mark Snyder, Mike Missal, Bill Schoby, Wayne Taylor and Bob Kent. were also featured night. Miles Sloniker, Farmers Union Meeting Nov. 28 A meeting of the Kossuth County Unit of the Farmers Union will be held Nov. 29, Tuesday, at the Johnson House in Algona. Financial report.'; will be given, resolutions adopted, delegates to the state convention selected, and the Washington bus trip discussed, Alfred Schenck, county president said. Kenneth Schuman, Des Moines, will be a guest speaker. 6 Couples Get Licenses To Wed Six couples received licenses to wed from County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They were: Nov. 15 — Kenneth Holcomb and Maxine Helmers, Algona; and Roger Fox, LuVerne, and Suzanne Wibben, Aigona. Nov. 16 — Dale Albright, Blue Earth, Minn., and Mary Bauer, Tairmont. Nov. 17 — Edward Otis, Wesley, and Judith Weir, Algona; and Robert Rockwood, Wesley, and Elizabeth Thilges, Algona. Nov. 18 —, George Fandel and Renetta Balk, Algona. Snow Storm Is Overdue - Most Persons Happy A threatened 4-inch snow storm, predicted by weathermen Tuesday, and slated to hit tlu.i area sometime Wednesday morning, foiled to materialize this week — but very few persons were unhappy about it. In fact, most were full of glee when the storm failed to arrive. The mercury dipped to a low of eight degrees above zero Sun- clay morning, but for the most part, temperature readings were not too far out of line for this time of year. The high reading during the period was 34 degrees Tuesday. And a steady drizzle helped remove most of the snow in the area. Here are the- temperature marks for the week: Nov. 17 32 Nov. 18 29 Nov. 19 1 29 Nov. 20 32 Nov. 21 34 Nov. 22 - 15 10 8 18 32 32 ROTC Promotions Two Algona students at Creighton University have received ROTC promotions. Lynn E. Hansen has been promoted to cadet sergeant, and Dwight L. Carman to cadet corporal. Wed 25 Years Ringsted — Mr and Mrs Milford Christian will observe their 25th wedding anniversary Sunday, Nov. 26, from 2 to 5 at St. John's Lutheran church here. Everyone is cordially invited. Hurt In Fall Mrs Elizabeth Kennedy, Bancroft, was taken to Holy Family hospital, Estherville, Tuesday morning after she fell on ice in front of St. John's Catholic church and suffered a possible fracture of the left arm. Wernert Rites Are Held Here Wednesday Funeral services for Christina Wernert, '90, long-time Algona resident, were held Wednesday morning in St. Cecelia's Catholic church. Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiated at the requiem high mass and burial was in Calvary cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Miss Wernert died late Monday at St. Ann hospital where she had been a patient for several days. For the past few years she • liad been a resident of Bishop Drumm Home at Des Moines. fylft had broken her hip and was hospitalized at Mercy hospital, Des Moines, before coming here. She was born Dec. 2, 1870 at Dubuque to Ignatius and Caroline Wernert. She lived with her sisters here and was a seamstress for many years, having been employed by the old Goeders store. Survivors include a sister, Mrs M. J. (Anna) Walch of Montana; a sister-in-law, Mrs Alice Wernert of Algona, several neices and nephews, including Ignatius Wernert of Pittsburgh, Penn. Pallbearers were John Kohl- luias, Matt Streit, Charles Beringer, Ttou O'Brien, Louis McEnroe and''M!k-hie Elbert. Mother Passes In Minnesota Funeral services for Mrs Mary SontaK, 94, mother of Mrs Alfred Schenck of Algona, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Lutheran church at Chisago City, Minn. Burial will be at Moorhead, Min-» nesota. Mrs Sontag, who made her home with the Schencks here for 14 years, died Monday at tne home of another daughter, Mrs Garrett Johnson at Chisago City, She was born Jan. 23, 1867 in Norway. Beside Mrs Schenck and Mrs Johnson, Mrs Sontag is survived by another daughter, Mrs Helen Pettit, Sante Fe, New Mexico, and a son, Arthur Sontag, Seattle, Wash.

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