The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 14, 1961 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 14, 1961
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Jfflote 1163 AWd"KlA» IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1961 4 SECTIONS - 26 PAGES Plus 8 Page Tabloid VOL. 98 - NO. SO Study School By ftuss Waller -*••'* This question 6f Christmas gifts' for women, especially from husbands to wives, can be perplexing. The male, unlike the female, seldom has much of an idea as to appropriate gifts. But there is one little circle of - males here that has worked out a practical solution, although they have yet to work up/ enough courage to carry it out. They have all agreed to each give their wife a brand, new, old-fashioned washboard, all tied up in.'Xma's trimmings. -•,..-. f •' '• . * • *-!••'.• Evelyn Cady .missed one nickname in her recent listing under "Tidbits." Way -back when, the nickname of "Dingey" was tagged : on Lawrence Gillespie, 'although nobody seems to know why. ; .*•••• Not all is gloomy on the business front,' despite a setback or two in bur .own area, One local "firm, did a gross .business-in November of —believe it or not- over 3 million gross. But there's no 20 or 30 percent on that gross, so settle back. The margin is only, a .fraction of one .percent. But they pay pretty good wages, at that. ... •'...•• ' • . , • One of our local citizens* slop, ped his car and handed us this little :gem: "If YOU trade out of town, and 1 trade out of town, what will be- come'of OUR town? » • • •-)•.. One of our young friends dropped in the other day arid asked if we'd care to buy a ticket to a Bowl Game. We inquired further, and he pulled out a homemade ticket for one admission to the Toilet 'Bowl, complete with •seating diagram on the back. ' <s • ' • • •'••. ^*- ;,Quot«.of.the Week — (Bob•'•- Zuppke): "An All-American is made chiefly by a long run, a weak defense and an inspired writer/ • • • We note where the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation has arrived at the conclusion that property taxes are increasing while rurai population is declining. This observation may seem a bit late for tome of us, but it is interesting, nevertheless. Now we presume the Farm Bureau will also catch up with ' current events and have .its members attend the various meetings next summer where the budgets for cities, towns, counties and school districts are made up, and which when • combined account for the property tax. • * * One wag in this area, in trying to collect a bill, told the debtor that "if you don't pay me what you owe me, I'll tell your other ceditors that YOU DID." • * » The year 1962 is another politi- School administrative heads, school board mem' bers', and patrons of the Whittemore school district were to meet last evening (Wednesday) with similar re- preseniatives of the Algona district, in a session at the nigh school Annex. Chief purpose of the meeting was to discuss aspects of the Algona school system', with an eye 1 , to Ways ahd means—if any—that inclusion of Whillemore in the Al- gotta district might take place. The meeting was strictly exploratory. Last week ; the Whitiemore school board and area parents met on Thursday to ialk over the matter. Earlier, a request by Whittemor'e for incorporation in .the West Bend district had been turned .down at a joint county board of education meeting, i After this took place, the opinion of the Whittemore public meeting was that a get-together to talk it over with Algona should be held. Hence the meeting last night. Only alternative of Whitlemore to joining some other district is to operate on a tu- iiion-paid basis, with Whilte- more high school students going to the school of their choke, with the district paying the :bilL Bid, Bancroft With a combined bid total of $327,555, three area firms, Anderson Construction Co., Emmetsburg, ; Davis Heating . ana Plumbing, Bancroft, and Pratt Electric Construction Co., Algona were named low bidders .Tuesday, afternoon and will probably begin construction of a new addition to St. John.'s school at Bancroft next spring. '• ' , A total of 28 ,f irms entered bids on the general, plumbing, 1 heating and ventilation and electrical contracts, According to school of- fiials. .'..'..•.'• j Contracts' will be offered" to the low bidders, whose combined total ran more than $45,000 below the original estimates, as soon as the necessary paper work and approval by the' Bishop is received. ' 'Msgr. J. H, Schultes, pastor of St. John's, Stated Wednesday that it is expected the new addition will be completed in time for use during the second semester of the 1982-63 school year. t yThe addi.tioa ia actually a, two- piece structure, A large, 2-stoiy building, 172 x 66 feet, will be built east of and parallel to .the present building; and a l*story, 70 x 70 lunch room will be built between the new and old buildings for use by grade and high Farm & Home Roto This Issue Tlie > December Farm & Home section is included in •' today's issue of The Algona Upper Des Moines. Festive foods and Yulelide Specialties are. featured, while there is, also an inter' esting 'article on a pork-producing assembly line as it is being, done on . one Iowa farm. Exclusive to you each month with this newspaper. Sales Of Cars, school students. Upon completion, the new building will be used exclusively for high school classes and the old building will be • grade school. The project has been studied for some time. cal year, and one of the first to enter the swim as a candidate for governor is a man named Fagan at Waterloo, a retired professor of English from State College of Iowa. Mr. Fagan, despite 74 years, seems to have young ideas. He advocates a state lottery tu help finance state educational needs. He adds: "State politics are in the doldrums, and some youthful ideas are needed." He might get a few votes at that. » t r Down at Webster City the vot ers have rejected a proposed bond issue for $120,000 to construct a new, 'county jail. They didn't have anything against the sheriff, but. they just felt that any old joint was good enough for the inmates. Our own jail is also sort of an antique, but we'll wager it will be there in use for a long time. At one time the proposal was to include a new jail on the top floor of the new court house, but when tht? first bids ran .too high the jail was dropped, • » • "UN Broke— Headed for Bankruptcy" says a headline. Well, we've heard that before^ about the U. S- and most other nations of the world, But if we migui cast a small question mark into the realm of world politics, we do wonder if the millions being spent in an effort to quell rebellious African tribes makes sense ... and perhaps there should be a period of apprenticeship befprw other new nations are admitted. After all, you don't make the varsity the first time you go out for practice. m*r*hr kick* * Richard Mittag Joins Algona Police Force Richard Mittag, 23, Algona, was .hired recently by the city council to serve on the local police force. He will fill the vacancy created when Bill Schwarzenbach resigned several months ago. Mittag, recently discharged honorably from the U. S. Navy, will begin his duties here this Saturday, Dec. 16. He is married and has two small children. After a breaking-in period, he will be on night duty. Meanwhile, no replacement has been found to fill . the vacancy created when Joe McBride, who has been on the local police forct for five years, resigned. McBriae has accepted a position as deputy sheriff at Tama, his former home. He will leave Dec, 23 to begin his new duties. Pastor Resigns; Successor Will Be Named Later A local pastor, Rev. James A. Boyd of the Congregational church, has resigned, effective June 15, 1962. He tendered the resignation during a church meeting Wednesday night. His future plans were not disclosed. Rev. Boyd has been pastor here for the past five years. A successor will be selected and named before Rev, Boyd's resignation becomes effective. Hospitalized — Mrs. Albert Valentine is a patent at Dickinson Memor, ial hospital, where she was taken Thursday following a sUght stroke. S.he became ill while attending funeral services for her daughter, Mrs. Walter Ruger. at Lu Verne. 3 7 Past Week Car and truck sales zobmed to new heights in Kossuth county during the past week, with no less than- 37 new vehicles registered at the office of the county treasurer. It marked one of the largest single week license sales in recent years. Here are .the owners of new vehicles: •} ^ 'Chevrolet — D. D. Green or Rita,Bqnnstetter., <Algofia:; W.'.|£ Ohm, Lone Rdck; A. W: Bfls'6h; Elmore; Maxine Busch, Ledyard; H. L. Haag, West Bend; Wilma McKlhnon, Ledyard; Constantly Schlltz, Bancroft; G. L. Walders, Armstrong; Wm. E. or Janice Wiemer, .Ledyard; H. J. McNertney, Bancroft; and Oliver H. Roalson, Armstrong. Dodge — Paul James, Algona, truck; M. S. Mitchell, Lone Rock; A. M. KoLasch, Swea City; and Effie Teeter, Algona. International — C. A. Smith, Bode, pickup. (Ford — M. L. Hertzke, Lakota; R. C. Diekman, Algona; I. E, Miller, Algona; C. M, or Ramona O'Conner, Algona; Robert Hamilton, Lakota; Warner Smidt, Jr., Titonka; and Edwin Steenhard Lakota. Chrysler — Clayton Percival Algona. Mercury — Harry or Delores Cutler, Algona; John or Loretta Nauholz, Algona; A. W. Lichter Burt; V. E. Eisenbacher, Wesley; O. S. Carlson, Algona; and Arthur or Alvina Voigt, Fenton. Cadillac — Schultz Bros., Algona. Olds — John Love, Algona; and J. T. McGuire, Algona. Imperial _ H. J. Cowan, Algona. Buick — G. P. Frarikl, Irvington, Rambler — J. T. Beiser, Algona. Pontiac — D. D. Michaelson, Titonka. Night Classes For Adults To Start Jan. 15 The annual Algona Community School District's adult education classes are scheduled to begin'at the high school building Monday evening, Jan. 15, 'and will run for 10 consecutive weeks. One class, interior decorating, will .begin one week later, Jan, 22, ahd all sessions will,be from J:30 to 9:30 1 p.m. each'week % , . Frank ;Brusie, Is director of, the adult' education " program this year. Anyone interested in registering for one of the: many courses being offered-may contact hihi by mail at the high, school or ea"H Elgin Allen, high school principal, between 8:30 and 4:30'p.m., Monday through Friday. Deadline for registrations is Monday, Jan. 8. • A complete • run-down on courses will be found in a, large ad in this issue of the Uppe'f Des Moines. *. •' '• •' Courses have been placed in five" categories. They^ -are: Course for home and family living (beginning sewing, . advanced sewing and alterations, beginning knitting; adyanced knitting, millinery, interior decorating and upholstery); social skills (beginning bridge, advanced bridge, women's recreation and modern dance and • adult men's recreation). . • " t Academic or cultural courses (conversational Spanish, interpreting current world affairs, vocabulary development and Word usage; music appreciation and i artistic drawing and oil painting); vocational (beginning typing); and miscellaneous (primary} aviation, terrain flying and related subjects, radioactive fallout, fallout shelters and civic defense principles, analysis of school issues- and school operation principles, lip reading and ceramics). Many of the instructors forithfe courses are from the local f391111 tyi others are local''.persons'-'vers- ed, iri-.J£i ,£u.bjeets Iwhich^ they will teach. (*»»»!<>««» Algona - The Christmas City - Invites You a^SiWSWKli*^^ W^^*i!tt$3»m J Two New Cases Filed Here In District Court Two cases were filed in district court here this week. The Botsford Lbr. Co., plaintiff, seeks $82.21 in settlement for a promissory note from Glen A. and Phyllis A. Burlingame, defendants, in one of the petitions filed. In the other, Walter Sorensen is asking $40.08 from Harold W. and Helen M. Martin, defendants, in settlement for damages claimed as a result of a minor auto mishap at Burt. r Car Burned Algols firemen were called to the residence of Mrs Florence Phillips on North Johnson street here at 11:09 p.m. Tuesday to extinguish 8 fire in an auto. The owner had placed a light bulb (lighted) under the hood of the car and covered it in an attempt to keep the engine warm during the night. The heat of the bulb started a fire which damaged the wiring and hood of the auto and the blanket. Traffic Counts Bring Fines In Mayor's Court Five persons paid fines in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court this week following preliminary hearings of charges filed. Stanley Simpson, Wesley, was fined $10 and costs, failing, to stop and yield; George Miller, Algona, paid $5 and costs, failing to change lanes safely; Ralph Herberts, Algona, $5 and costs, passing without due caution; Allen Eich, Swea City, $5 and costs, failing to yield the right-of-way; and Kenneth Krause, Fenton, $5 and costs, speeding. 20 Below Here After 6 J rich Snow - But Moderation Due Rae Hutchison, Ex-Wesley Man, Dies, Waterloo •- •.•- l ',... ^u'-Jf^..^- ^~?-.;.*jiu<±4.::~-- :•.; Funeral services for Rae Hutchison, 73, former resident of the Algona and Wesley areas, were held-Tuesday at Waterloo. Burial was also at Waterloo. Mr. Hutchison died Saturday at a Waterloo hospital of cancer. He had been ill for the past two years. He was a brother of the late John Hutchison of Wesley, Besides his wife, the former Hazel Kranz, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Fred Asa and Mrs. Ray Cunningham, Wesley, Mrs. George Draper, Waterloo, and Mrs. Bud Peterson, Clear Lake; five sisters; two brothers; and 22 grandchildren. The Hutchison family lived on a farm near Wesley many years ago. Mr. Hutchison was a Wesley resident for 50 years be- fore he moved to Waterloo where he was employed at the Rath Packing Co. prior to his retirement. He was a yiolinist, made violins, collected antiques, guns and books on the history of Iowa. 29 On Honor RollAtlakota Supt. John Cook of the Lakota public schools has announced the Honor Roll for high school scholars, as follows: Seniors — Clare Barrett, Albert Becker, Larry Becker, Dean Christ, Juanita Cordes, Paul Geilenfeldt, Kent Gerzema, Rogei Neuman and Kathy Patterson. Juniors — Charold Barrett, Paul Boettcher, Carmen Cook, Caroline Groff, Donna Paulseti, Marilyn Rippentrop, Kurtis Rusher and Patricia Tjaden. Sophomores — Cheryl Anderson, Lorraine Christ, Darrel Clabaugh and Carolyn Ley. Freshmen — Bonnie Becker, Linda Clayton, Betty King, Marsha Krominga, Verna Maass, Arthur Mayland, Stanley Tjaden and Linda Wirtjcs. 15 c Flour Coupon With this issue of -the Upper Des Moines' there is a coupon good for 15 cents on 'any size bag of Robin Hood flour. It is redeemable at, any .'grocer,, anywhere, who handles the flour. The coupon will be found on the back page of section four of today's paper. Burned Badly In Explosion .Seneca — Virgil Gardner, former Senecan now living at Superior, Iowa, suffered burns on his face and arms Wednesday as his tractor exploded after becoming overheated while he was plowing. Virgil got off the tractor and was reaching for the radiator cap. He was rushed to an Estherville doctor where he was treated for the burns. Lucidly the burns on his face were not deep enough to cause blistering. Universal Mfg. Announces Expansion Expansion of the distribution area of the Universal Manufacturing Co. of Algona, was announced this week by company officials, The newly added area of coverage is a slice of eastern Iowa not heretofore reached, and a considerable portion of northern Illinois, exclusive of the Chicago area. The accompanying outline diagram of the middle west shows the new areas in four states to be covered in distribution of recon- iitioned engines and motor parts by Universal, "This added area will probably mean a potential expansion of local plant facilities," M. C. (Oscar) Metcalf, president of the firm said. "We will probably add between 20 and 40 to our payroll, also," he added. The company, one of Algona's argest employers, at present has '5 on the payroll. Last year the firm added to its present floor pace on Diagonal Street, and is at present operating in 25,000 sq. t. of space, with 5,000 more feet or dock space. As a result of the expansion into Illinois, the company will •robably o'pen warehouse facilU ies in Peoria. At present Universal has warehouses and dis- ribution systems operating from Omaha, Des Moines and Ainsworth, Neb. The firm covers the area at present with 12 trucks, two semis and two trailers, and two com» pany cars. Purchase was also made recently of the balance of property in the block in which the plant is located, with the exception of the area occupied by the Diagonal Cafe. This purhase was made by the Allied Sales & Investment Co. of Omaha, an affiliate of Universal Manufacturing. This included the old ice cream building, a two-story structure more recently occupied by Mor-Gro, I«ic. but vacant since Mor-Gro moved its head offices to Irving- ton. Part of the buildings had been used in recent months for Universal motor and parts storage. The only portion of Iowa not serviced by Universal now is Allamakee and Winneshiek counties. Universal's basic ownersnip is held by 10 stockholders, with members of four families owning the bulk of the stock. Of that group, Mr. Metcalf is the only one actively connected with the management here. All of the stockholders, however, are Ford dealers in western Iowa or eastern Nebraska. The local reconditioning plant was originally built in Algona by Fred Kent Sr. in partnership with Wheeler of Waterloo. Kent later acquired the Wheeler interest, and some years ago sold the plant to the present ownership group, at which time Mr. Metcalf became president and general manager. Schools Reopen After Blizzard OflDays Near-normal bitter winter ,conj, ditions prevailed in this area Wednesday as snow plows continued to clean 'up roads and highways which had been blocked during a six-inch snowfall that subsided early Tuesday morning. Old Man Winter's arrival wag marked by the heavy Monday snowfall, followed by winds that blocked some roads for a while. Early Wednesday morning, to 'urnish further proof that he was serious about the whole thing, ;he mercury dipped here to a very uncomfortable 20 degrees 3elow zero. The reading easily set a new low for the young win- er. A slight warming trend has seen predicted, but area citizens ook the prediction with a grain if salt, especially if they got out- ide Wednesday morning. How- 'ver Wednesday afternoon read- ngs w^re above zero. Monday's gentle storm resulted in happiness for hundreds (probably thousands) of area school children, for there wasn't a school anywhere in the county that operated Tuesday, duo to tnu condition of the roads. School bells rang as usual Wednesday, however, as road crows had moved most of the snow from roadways. County roads, which were worst hit Monday, were reportedly in pretty good condition Wednesday—although there are plenty of areas where packed snow is dangerous. Most state highways are clear. There were, spots where one-way traffic prevailed Tuesday and Tuesday night. Total accumulation of snow varies around the county, but it is probable all areas have from seven to 11 inches on the ground now. The Monday storm, which actually got its start a day before, followed a 5-inch drop Saturday. The 20 below reading Wednesday morning was at the official weather station. Headings in town ranged from H to 20 below. Here are the readings for the week: H 38 24 38 32 Dec. 10 1 Dec. 11 3 Dec. 12 — 3 Dec. 6 Dec. 7 Dec. 8 Dec. 9 Dec. 13 L 29 14 1U 6 -1 -1 -I -20 The local weather station does not measure snowfall, so the exact total is not known. However, total precipitation from snowfall during the week was only .14 of an inch. A station spokesman stated all of the snow was dry. 26 Pages Of Handy Xmas Shopping Helps

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