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By Huss Waller * • * Today is December 7, another anniversary of ' Pearl Harbor — 1941. , It is said that /the span of life id but the 'flicker -of a match in the endlessness : of time. Yet it seems that much has happened and many things have 'changed during the intervening 20 year's. Our former enemies have seemingly .became our Mends, including the Japanese who attacked us Dec. 7, 1941. Our World War II ally of Russia; is 'now our major, foreign- foe in the world. We' have moved from a civilization built on understandable things, to, one built on things most of us do not understand, like atomic energy and atomic weapons. Only one thing seems to remain, unchanged — man's inability to. live in peace and contentment, side by side, as nations or individuals. *.: •.*'.' • . The public announcement was not made .until late Saturday 'afternoon that the Minnesota Gophers had been invited to participate in the Rose Bowl. That was Dec. 2. Monday morning, Dec. 4, we received in the mail from Minneapolis a printed ticket application form anbV accompanying instructions for acquiring tickets to the event. This makes us wonder just when the selection of 'the Gophers took place. We hardly -think the U. of M. could gjet the, • ticket application blanks and i letters , out in the mail the same .day . .,. incidentally, while we can understand the thinking of the Ohio State faculty with regard to the commercial 'and private enterprise aspects of .the whole "Rose Bowl " show (and 'they, are right), their team .Iwas STILL the team that should ha^e gone to represent the Big 'Ten; v i- -' r* .,.*.» . . It begins to look as though college '., f optbalL js . deteriorating into nothing more than a reputation-building -proposition to be capitalized on by the professional teams in the years that follow. * * » Somehow or other we chanced to catch a glimpse -of a morning CBS-TV show, featuring Debbie Drake, Miss Drake tells the ladies how to keep their waistlines trim, and the bulges where they should be. After viewing Miss Drake but briefly, we are inclined to feel that if she ran a similar course for men she would have a tremendous following, It might even take the place of the morning coffee break. * * * Note to Subscribers: If you do not find a "62 after your expiration notice on this paper, be not alarmed. We are ceasing to add the year each time there is a renewal. The month of expiration only is appearing on . the new stencils, saving handling some 6,000 stencils a year, Notices of expiration will be sent out as usual. We are also still struggling to get the newly added subscribers into the stencil lists but are still a hundred or so behind, following the close of the receni subscription contest. * * • What are the Trade Expansion Subscription Campaign contestants going to do with their money? Well, Mrs. Rober Richter of Burt, first place winner, plans to buy some wool carpeting for one thing. They had talked of a trip to California, to visit relatives, but finally discarded that ideu. Another contestant intends to buy a new stove, something she has wanted for a good many years. Others have plenty of ways just before Christmas to use their extra cash. A total of $4,243.50 in cash commissions or prizes were paid * * * Postmaster Wade Sullivan ha* only one personal request for Christmas: "If you're going to mail ME a Christmas card, do it early." ^ f ^ • Glad to »«* the charge* against the Smoke Shop with regard, to the sale of certain magazines have been dismissed, with defendants agreeing to pay the costs. We do not know the mag' azines that have given affront, nor do we believe the Smoke Shop management paid much attention to what magazine distri, butors put "on the top shelf". We do know that over the years, M to our own knowledge, tn* Smoke Shop has been a properly conducted business and a congenial meeting Pla ce - f . - - aiopaf ilpper ©eg Jfflmnes , pBP• • ^ ^ ESTABLISHED 1163 fti teeftttd «IAM nmtttt «t tiui pofwtflee it Alljo*. '6v. l, Im uttde* Aet of cofttfreM of March I, an. ALOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1961 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 98 - NO. 49 Citizen Gives Reasons For Objection To Rezoning yo» parted you* m On Wednesday evening, Dee. 13, ih« Algona ' City Council will held a meeHng which combines a regular council meeting, and also the open hearing, on a proposed revision of the Algona Zoning Ordinance. • the following letter has been submitted by a local citizen With an expression of opinion on the subject. It is his opinion, with which some may differ, but expresses the viewpoint of at least n con* siderable number of citizens in. the area' proposed to be rezoned. ' •I.. To.Fellow Citizens of'Al- gonai . Algona has a zoning com-, mission that at a public hearing recently/ despite the pro* tests of 51 residents on Call street, recommended to the City Council that an area bordering this .street be placed in the commercial area so that in the near future one business prospect could build and develop an enterprise. The present ordinance must be changed to do so, and an* other hearing before the council is set for Dec. 13 in the City Hall. It is to express and put before the citizen's of Algona the thinking and wishes of the good folks that live on Call street that these lines are being written. We are entirely opposed to the contemplated changes in the zoning ordinance, relative' to the Call street area. Let us look at the facts arid the truth on this contemplated project. ,< Our major problem in Algona today is not a matter of expanding the'present com- merical ion* into* the resi- dential area, but raihef a bat' tie to keep the business places that we have at present occupied and used; , ' First, the present eommer-. cial zoning area is of suffl-; cient size to more" than ac-' comodate business interest* that may develop in' marly years, even though they may desire otherwise. Second, you cannot build up and maintain the present business section at' a high level by dropping the bars and openfng up the,residential areas for commercial enterprises. What Algona bust* ness needs is not additional retail business institutions* but the support of those that we have now. Let us* fill up; ' the vacant store fronts ihatt .we now'have,' , arid "use the I present commercial area notL at present used for future ex-!.,'. pension. . . ii Third, is it fair to cause a drop in the valuation of our residential properties just because one business wants to locate on Call street? Fourth, Algona needs new industry, not more retail businesses. Let us keep our business where it belongs, and not on the front steps of the . residents on Call street, or any other fine residential street. In conclusion, citizens of Algona, tell your councilman that you are opposed to this contemplated change in Our zoning ordinance. If you remain silent or neutral, who knows what may happen in the future to our fine residential streets, or perhaps your own home area. A study of this .proposition will open your eyes to a bad situation. Respectfully. submitted- — Milton Norton, Algona, la. Burl Council Delegates To Use Tax Confab , Burl — The Burt council held its Dec. meeting Monday night. Present 'Were councilmen Graham, Patterson, and Fredrickson, Mayor Nels Nelson, Clerk, G. H. McMullen,; and city engineer'Johnson.. In business action, bills amounting to $6,108 were allowed and a beer permit was re-issued to Willies Billiards. •-.' • The council also voted to send a delegation to attend the meeting on road use tax fund being held at Mason City Thursdayevening. The council also entered into a contract with the Pest-Kil Chemical .Co. of Des Moines for year-long rat control at the city 'dump. A report of the year's activity of the Burt volunteer fire dept, was presented to 'the council by the dept. secretary, BUI Madsen, Jr. • The report showed the present ^membership to be 16 volunteers, with Walt Steward, firi chief, Kenhy .* Cook, assistant Vchief, vand •Madse-riTSec. "". ,'• ,':;.'-, V:\v' '^ The report also showed an increase in fire calls answered during the first 11 months of 1961'over 1960. In 1960, three c,«lls V^erfe'an-. swered. To date there have been nine calls in 1961. Floyd Gardner Funeral Held Funeral services for Floyd R. Gardner, 81, well-known Algona retired farmer, were held Wednesday afternoon in Good Hope Methodist church. Rev. Evan Routh officiated and burial was in Riverview cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Gardner died Sunday ai St. Ann hospital where he had been a patient for one day. He had suffered from a heart condition for the past several years. He was born July 1, 1880 in Plum Creek township to Rally and Eva Fitch Gardner. He was married to Ethel Ward Sept. 22, 1909. He had lived on the Gardner family homestead from birth until 1939 when he retired from active farming; In recent years they lived in a home, twfo miles north of Algona. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Verna) Falleson of Rutland and Ida Mae Gardner, Algona; two sons, Orville, Algona, and Donald, Rose Creek, Minn.; three sisters, Mrs. Chester (Norma) Bailey, Mrs. Charles (Trejla) Patterson and Mrs. Hugh (Laura) Raney all of Algona; 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Pallbearers at the services were six nephews, Stanley, Ronald and. Curtis Gardner,' Lyle and Howard Raney, all of Algona, and Russell Patterson of Burt. Burt Man Wins Holsteln Calf John Spears, B.urt, was the winner pf the purebred Hplstein calf given away recently at the annual meeting of the Kossuth county branch of the Iowa Breeder's association. The calf was from the purebred herd of. John Ruger, Fenton. Mrs. Arthur Qade, Algona, won 9 potted plant. On display at (he meeting was the new portable freezer used by the state's artificial breeding technicians. Technicians in Kossuth county are Paul Hasse, Burt, who has s.eryed the north half of the cpunty for tbe past seven years, an,4 Qary Pe Boom, Algona, who serves the south half of tftt 3 Top Contest W/nners Here are the top three winners in the newspaper trade expansion and subscription campaign,. concluded last Friday evening after a four week contest in which 22 participated. - • First "place winner, and receiving the $800 cash award, was Mrs Robert Richter, Burt, center abbve. She had a total of over 56 million votes. In second place was Mrs Mary T, Bestenlehner, Algona, pictured at the right Third place^ went to Mrs George -Sachau, Titonka, pictured at the left, Each is holding their commission reward check. Other top 10 winners in order were (4) Marlene Meyer, Algona; (5) Mrs Josephine Gouge, Wesley;, (6) Mrs Esther Sigsbee, Algona; (7) Mrs Forrest Gilriiore, Whittemore; .(6) Mrs Imelda Engesser, Algona; (9) Mrs Edgar Kpllasch; (10) 'Irene Corle, Algona. Checks to all contestants have been mailed. ; ' A'final tabulation of-votes was made Friday evening by the judges, A. W. Boyken of the Titonka Savings Bank, Russ Medin of Whittemore, manager of Consolidated Co-Op Creameries, and Gordon Hall of the Iowa State Bank, Algona. (UDM newsfoto—engraving) Bancroft Woman Is Hospitalized For Fifth Time A Bancroft woman, Mrs. Fred Eckhart, 20, was admitted to Soly Family hospital, Estherville, Wednesday night, It is her fifth trip to the hospital since Oct. 12. The first two times she was hospitalized for observation, the third time for surgery, She underwent surgery again the day she was scheduled to go home, On the fourth trip, she and ner husband were both admitted the same day, both for observation. They were discharged, a week ago. 26 Children Win Coloring Prizes Rosanne Siemens and Rachel Arndorfer, both of Algona, were awarded first prizes in the Walt Disney "Bobby" coloring contest, sponsored by the Algona Theater and UDM. Miss Siemens won in the one \o eight age group and. Miss Arndorfer took first in the nine and over age group. Second in the younger division went to Linda Besch, West Bend, and third to Rjcky Kuhn, Algona, while Bruce Marshall, Algona, took second and Judy Anne Bollig, Fenton, third, in the older group. A total of 12 pther entrants in each age group won passes to see the movie. Eye Injured Larry Muller, ten year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Muller, Algona, had a painful experience about a week ago. He accidentally pitf a stick in his eye causing a corneal abrasion. He was treated at a doctor's office and it is hoped that his eye will heal Satisfactorily. Banks To Combine A merger of the LuVerne State Bank, with the Security State Bank of Algona, is proposed to take effect Jan. 1, 1962. it was disclosed Monday. The name "Security State" would then apply to both banks. Assets of the two banks would be merged under the proposal, and C. W. Conn, present executive vice president of the Security State here, would become the new president of both banks. Jon Nelson, president of the Lu- Verne bank, would become chairman of the board of directors. The LuVerne banking office would be maintained, The Nelsons would move to Algona, Stockholders of both banks have approved the merger. Santa Claus Was Busy; Coming Back Saturday Santa Claus had a real busy time in Algona Saturday. The weather cooperated and a huge crowd of youngsters and grownups saw the jolly fat man arrive After at least 2,500 of his young admirers had receiveo; bags of candy, many hit the path to the Algona Theater where capacity crowds of youngsters watched free movies. Santa is slated to apper on Algona's State street each Saturday from now until Christmas. Auxiliary The Algona American Legion Auxiliary will hold a Christmas party with a cookie and candy exchange Monday night, Dec. 11. One Injured In Five Mishaps A total of five auto mishaps were investigated by authorities around the area during the past week. Luckily, only one person was injured. He was Bruno Korte, 30, Bancroft, who suffered nose and back injuries and was taken to St. Ann hospital, Algona, for treatment. Korte was hurt when the auto he was driving went out of control on highway 169 and crashed into a bridge a half-mile north of Bancroft at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30. His auto was demolished, according to Patrolman Bill Tordoff who investigated. An elderly Ringsted woman, Mrs. Theodore Christiansen, escaped injury Saturday when the auto she was driving plunged backward into Jack creek, five miles west of Ringsted. Mrs. Christiansen apparently missed a turn and began to back up, when the auto went down into the ditch along a country road. Autos driven by Agnes L. Brophy, 66, Burt, and Ralpn Herberts, 84, Algona, collided 3V4 miles north of Algona on highway 169 at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. The Algona man was charged with improperly overtaking another vehicle by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood who investigated. Damage to the autos amounted to $325. According to the accident report, the Burt driver was making a left turn, which had been signalled, when the other vehicle struck her car while attempting to pass. The same day, autos driven by Wilford Lauritson, 51, Algona, and Allan B. Eich, 26, Swea City, collided at the intersection of Nebraska and Moore streets here. The mishap occurred at 5:5U p.m. and resulted in $250 damage to the Eieh car. He was charged with failing to yield the right- of-way by Policeman Pete Jorgenson, who investigated. Friday at 8:50 a.m., an auto driven by Morris G. Parsons, 84, Algona, struck two parked cars at the courthouse parking lot, resulting in total damages estimated at '$150 to the vehicles. The parked cars were owned by Joan Mueller and Richard Gregory, both of Algona. Deputy Sheriff Wood investigated. Ask $20,000 Damage For Tractor Fatality Vehicle Owner Is Defendant In New Case A damage suit, asking a total of $20,835.95 and charging the defendant with negligence was filed in district court here this week. Plaintiff in the matter is Vera A. Blome, administratrix of the estate of Harry A. Blome, and defendant is Alfred L. Christ, The plaintiff seeks $835.95 for funeral and burial expenses and 20,000 for damage to her late husband's estate. The suit is the result of a tractor mishap which resulted in fatal injuries for Harry A. Blome. The deceased was an employee hired by the defendant when the mishap occurred Oct. 19, 1900 at 2 p.m. about 2% miles southeast of Ledyard. Blome, was driving a tractor pulling a load of beets to the town of Ledyard when a tire on the trailer went flat. The equipment was owned by the defendant. Blome unhitched the trailer from the tractor and was allegedly going to return to the farm for necessary repairs for the trailer. , The petition claims mechanical apparatus of the tractor did' not perform, thereby causing the tractor, with Blbme driving,, to go into a ditch and upset, pinning him underneath, resulting in injuries that caused his Immediate death. . The/ decedent was GO at thu tirne ;: ahd the .petition claims :ac/cording to .statistic^* he> :t would ,have .lived another ,i4.5."yeari. had thfe mishap not' -Occurred.--The petition further claims that if the defendant had;; kept the equipment (tractor) in proper repair and good working order that the tragedy would not have occurred. The plaintiff asks for a trial by jury in the matter. At the time of the mishap, Dr. R. F. Snyder, Swea City, county medical examiner, ruled that Blome died of suffocation before help could reach him. One of the large rear wheels of the tractor landed on 1 Mr. Blome's neck, pinning him to the ground ana he could not free himself, according to investigators at the scene. Reject Merger Of Whittemore School District At a joint meeting of the county boards of education from Kossuth, Palo Alto, Humboldt and Pocahontas counties, a proposal to merge the Whittemore and West Bend school districts was rejected by the boards. The rejection was by a fairly large voting margin. Wes Bartlett, member of the Kossuth county board, said the feeling was that even if this two-district merger were approved, it would be only a matter of a very few years before state requirements would be such that the temporary measure would be voided, and another program would have to be mapped out. In the meantime, a meeting was scheduled for tonight at the Whittemore Public School to discuss the proposal with Whittemore residents. Whittemore's high school cannot operate after July 1, 1962, with state approval. There are about 60 pupils in the Whittemore high school, some 70 in the grades including over 30 in kindergarten. Whittemore' can go on a paid- tuition basis for its high school students, if it so chooses, and then they can attend any high school they wish. A merger with Algona would also be anothet possibility. Only 5 Of 37 Families Still Remain Unadopted Visit In Chicago Mr. and Mrs. Berl Priebe, Paula and Gary spent Thanksgiving at Chicago visiting Mr. and Mrs. David Earth. Mrs. Barth is the former Connie Priebe. The Earths' daughter, Brooke Annyse, was christened Thanksgiving evening, with Paula and Gary as sponsors. Mr. and Mrs. Priebe extended their visit and attended the International Livestock Show, Only five of 37 families or individuals have not been "adopted" for Christmas by area organizations or individuals. The response to the first listing, last week in this newspapei, was tremendous. The procedure in adopting is simply to look over the still available families or individuals and select one. Call the Upper Des Moines, Cypress 4-3535. During the days before Christmas, you can either personally take /our gift basket, or have it delivered through arrangements with the county relief office and supervisors when ready. Sizes and ages of children will be given those desiring to give clothing or toys. The family names and locations are not. disclosed until you are ready to make your delivery. Usually a good basket of groceries, enough for a complete Christmas day meal, is the basic gift for an adopted family. This may be supplemented with toys, clothing, etc. as the situation may require, or as the finances and .size of the adopting group dictate. The "adoption" list as it stood Wednesday noon is as follows: Family No. 1 — Adopted by Machinists No. 1045, Algona. Family No. 2 —. Adopted by Algona Presbyterian Women's Organization. Family No. 3 — Adopted by Machinists' No. 1045, Algona. / Family No. 4 — Adopted by High Student. Council. Family No. 5 —'--Adopted • by Garrigan High School. ' Family No. 6 — Adopted by Garrigan High School. Family No. 7 — Adopted by Machinists No. 1045, Algona. Family No. 8 — Adopted by St. Thomas Episcopal church. Family No. 9 — Adopted by St. Paul's Lutheran church, Whittemore. Family No. 10 — Parents, four children. Adopted anonymously, Family No. 11 — Adopted by Algoqa Jr. High Student Council. Family No. 12 — Adopted by Presbyterian Women's Organization. iFamily No. 13 — Mother and 'our small children, another ba- ay expected. Adopted by Newcomer's Club, Family No. 14 — Adopted by Machinists No. 1045, Algona. Family No. 15 — Adopted by Algona High School Student ouncil. Family No. 16 — Adopted by Kossuth Nat'l Farmers Organiza- ion. Family No. 17 — Adopted by Zeta Xi branch of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Family No. 18 — Adopted by Catholic Daughters of America. Family No. 19 — Parents, three sons. Father laid off for the win- .er. Family No. 20 — Adopted by aarrigan High School. Family No. 21 — Adopted by Algona Rotary Club. Party No. 22 — Adopted by St. Thomas Episcopal church. Party No. 23 — Veteran's widow, small pension. Could use a few extras. Party No. 24 — Veteran's widow, handicapped, low income. Family No, 25 — Couple rais- ng grandson, deserted by own father. Man' of house has heart condition, but at 62 not drawing social security. Boy of 14. Family No. 26 — Adopted by ?ercival Motor crew. Family No. 27 — Adopted by Delphian Society. Family No. 28 — Adopted by Algona Fire Dept. Family No. 29 — Adopted by Garrigan High School. Party No. 30 — Adopted by St. Thomas Episcopal church. Family No. 31 — Adopted by Algona Lions Club. Family No. 32 — Adopted by St. Paul's Lutheran Aid, Whittemore. Family No. 33 — Adopted by St. Paul's Lutheran Aid, Whittemore. Family No. 34 — Adopted by St. Paul's Lutheran Aid, Whittemore. Family No, 35 — Adopted by anonymous. Family No. 36 — Adopted by Algona Jr. High Student Council. Family No. 37 — Widow, who cares for her elderly father. Diabetic, getting by on very little. Funeral For Elmer F. Bell At Whiffemore Whiltemore — Funeral services for Elmer F. Bell, 68, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in St. Paul's Lutheran , church, Whittemore. Rev. Cleo Kautsch will officiate. The body was brought to church Thursday morning and laid in state until the services. Burial will be in St. Paul's cemetery with McCullough. Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers are Walter Vaudt, Henry Lauck, Jr., Harlan Balgemann, Richard Rung, Charles Origer and Theodore Meier. Hononary pallbearers: Herman Maahs, Henry.Lauck Sr., Fred Heinrich, Ferdinand Ostwald, Archie Voigt and Arnold Gade. , ' Elmer F. Bell was the son of Charles Bell and Sophia Annah- mann. He was born June 21, 1893 on the 'home farm, -was baptized by the late Rev. William Faulstich and attended St. Paul's Lutheran school where he received his elementary training. He grew ,to manhood qn the home farm and Sept. 6, 1920 he was united in marriage to Lillian Falb and they established their home on the home • farm 1 where he farmed, for 48 years until the time of his death. Mi*, and Mrs. Bell have a 'family of six children,- Wayne, Dale, and Ruth of Whittemore, (Norma) Mrs. Everett Siegler,. Jackson, Minn., (Maxine) Mrs. Geo. Frost, .Owatonna, Minn., and (Phyllis) Mrs. Harold Kunz ,of Carroll. Survivors include his wife and family, nine grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Erwin Siems. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Mr. Bell suffered a slight stroke Nov. 25 at his home and Dec. 2 had another attack and was rushed to St. Ann hospital in Algona where he died at 6:20 a.m. Tuesday. He was a member of St. Paul's congregation and for the past 30 years served ai a member of the school board and was a member of the board of elders at the time of his death. Swea City Man New Prexy Of County Bankers L. W. Davidson, Swea City, is the new president of the Kossuth county bankers association. Kenneth Jackson, Lone Rock, presided for the last time at a bankers meeting held Thursday at the Burt Methodist church. Other new officers are C. C. Gerzema, Lakota. Vice president; F. L. Mullin, Whittemore, secretary and William Nugent, Algona, treasurer. Ralph Lindhorst, Kossuth county sheriff, addressed the meeting on crimes against banks and banking institutions, and outlined measures that association members could take to safeguard their businesses. Fractures Arm Scott Paulson, 3, son of the Sentral school basketball coach, broke his right arm Sunday while turning somersaults in his home. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Paulson, Lone Rock. He was taken to Ringsted where the arm was set. Both bones in the right forearm were broken. The arm was placed in a splint cast which Scott must wear for- at least a month. Chimney Burns Out Algona's firemen were called to the Fred McCarty residence at 303 West North street here shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday. Neighbors spotted smoke and sparks when the chimney of the McCarty home burned out and the firemen rushed to the scene. The McCartys were not at home at the time. According to Fire Chief Ira Kohl, there was no damage to the structure.

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