The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 6, 1962 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 6, 1962
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By Russ Waller * • • • . Dr.- C. C. Shierk, mayor of „. gona, must have been somewhat surprised to open the January issue of the magazine "Iowa Municipalities" and find a Mr. L. J. Wise listed as "Mayor of Algona." We all make mistakes; the magazine meant Altoona. * * * Dr. J. C. Clapsaddle of Burt, wintering hi Fort Meyers, Fla., sends along a copy of the 38th annual Southwest Florida Fair program. The fair just concluded, and Doc comments that it's a lot different from the Kossuth County Fair. Not many cattle, but plenty of citrus ? * * * .Our best wishes to young men from this area, who in March will take the examinations which, if successful, will allow one to enter the Air Force Academy, the other the Naval Academy at Annapolis. Jerry Krieps, son of Joe Krieps of Wesley, is an appointee for the Air Force, and Bob Percival, son of Mr and Mrs Clayton Percival of Algona Is a candidate for the Naval Academy, subject to successful completion of a written exam and a subsequent rugged physical exam. * ,- • * We like that little placard in one local business place which .reads: "If we displease you tell us; if we don't, tell others." . Sounds as though former Algona coach George Duvall had an interesting basketball evening over Jit Marion. George was bounced from the bench by a referee, and sat out the rest of the game in the school's boiler room. He coaches the Independence'High basketball •4eamT George 'didn't like the officiating, and said so. * • * , Basketball is an interesting game. And if you get tired of following the teams, you can have an equal amount of fun watching the coaches or the referees. Most of the refs are pretty fair all the way along, even if a trifle whistle happy in spots. More jump balls and a few less fouls — we suggest. It's almost impossible to play the game without "rubbing elbows", so to speak. Al Huenhold is wondering what effect the embargo on Cuban imports will have on the Havana- made cigars that he burns up once in awhile. * * * Regardless of how some may feel about the feed grain program, it looks as though the farmers themselves are pretty much for it. Wallace's Farmer took a poll in March of 1962, and found 64 percent thought Freeman was doing a good job and the program was OK. Now the magazine has just completed a similar survey; Freeman's score was 82 percent. * * * Over at the Norton Machine Works last Friday, when they had a "saw day" open house, Clarence Priebe of Algona brought in a hand saw that was home made — and 122 years old. * * » Quite a delegation of local area folks took in the Fish Derby held Sunday by the Winnebago-Blue Earth Sportsman's Club at Bass Lake up north, and they didn't come home empty- handed. John Kain won a portable fishing house, and how handy such an item as a portable fishing house is, everyone knows. John is now preparing a select guest list to be invited in rotation to use his new possession. We understand the house has capacity for two. Andrew Hansen also received a major prize, a transistor radio, and smaller awards went to Mrs Erwin Etherington, Dick Sjogren, Albert Forsberg and 'Mrs. Howard Forsberg. * * * Well, Congressman Coad wasn't all wrong at that. Seems that the Internal Revenue Service IS thinking of a new midwestern site for a data processing center. When Cpad first mentioned this he had two other Iowa congressmen belittle the proposal and flatly state no such move was contemplated. Now the IRS says that six mid- western cities have been singled out as possible sites, including Des Moines. * * * Famous Last Line — Business is like a bicycle, you keep it moving forward at * fairly good speed or it starts wob- (itaf. ESTABLISHED 1863 fiktettd U •eoond cluf nutter at tb« portofflw At Iowa. Nov. 1. 183*. undet Act of CongrtM of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1962 2 SECTIONS - 14 PAGES VOL. 99 - NO. 5 Burt Man Replaces Wallenda Act Victim Darnel "Mike" McGuire, son of Mr and Mrs Pat McGuire of Burt, has taken the place in the aerial act of the "Great Wallendas" of one of the performers who fell to ils death in Detroit, the evening 6f Jan. 30. In the tragic fall, two members of the trdupe died, a third remains n critical condition, and a young ady of the troupe narrowly missed death when she was caught by other troupe members who had caught the wire. There are seven icople in the act. "Mike" as he has been called or sometime, is 27 years of age and single. His father is the Burt rural mail carrier, and past presi- lent of the state RFD carriers as- ociation. Mrs Jim Marlow of Lone lock, and Mary McGuire of Algona, employed at the local ASC iffice, are sisters, and another McGuire son, Joe, is at home. His father said that Mike as he s known in the circus world, had jeen working with the Wallenda .roupe since last summer. He is bout six feet tall, weighs 190 Ibs. nd in top physical shape, as all performers have to be with such an act. . The troupe leaves Detroit on Thursday for Cleveland, and Is booked into Minneapolis March 1-10 inclusive, at the Auditorium there. Mike was born at Spencer, but moved to Burt when his father became the rural carrier there, and he attended Burt high. He has traveled widely during the past six years following circus life, and is the prop boss of the Tom Packs circus. While the Wallendas have, their own act, they book cities with entertainment units and shows as part of the general program. The evening of the fatal mishap, Mike telephoned his family in Burt to reassure them of his own safety since he had not participated that evening. On the evening of Jan. 21 on the Dupont TV show over NBC, the McGuires had a chance to see Mike appear as a part of the famous pyramid act, the same act that brought tragedy only 9 few nights later. Emmetsburg Firm Will Build New City Shed An Emmetsburg contracting irm, Andersen Const. Co., with a ase bid of $47,660, was awarded contract to build Algona's new treet equipment garage during a meeting of the city council Wed- esday night, Jan. 31. There were o objections, written or oral, re- eived during the open hearing that preceded the bid letting. The 60 x 156 foot brick structure will be constructed on North Hall street near the present equipment building. The Andersen bid was $1,220 below, a' bid by Beck and Fisher, Cle,ar Lake firm. A total of nine bids were received for the general contract, two for the plumbing and heating and three for the electrical wiring. Successful plumbing and heating bid was by Laing Plumbing and Heating, Algona, for $7,783.64, while the lowest electrical bid was by Algona Electric for $1,793. W. C. Hansen and Son Hdwe., Forest City, entered a bid of $7,900 on the plumbing construction and Pratt Electric, Algona, $2,382, and the Hansen firm of Forest City, $3,777, entered bids on the electrical work. Other general contractors and their bids were: Eames Const. Co., Forest City $51,175.00 H. J. Cowan, Algona .... 51,404.00 Robinson Const., Algona 52,492.39 Sande Const., Humboldt . 55,910.00 B & R Const., Britt 57,227.00 Fagre Const., Estherville 57,300.00 Taylor Implement of Algona entered a bid of $43,927.83 for construction of a steel building, with an additional $2,600 if the steel was to be aluminized. Construction of the building is expected to begin when weather permits, with completion slated 90 days later. Western Auto Stock Removed The remaining stock in the Western Auto store in Algona was shipped back to Kansas City, last week. The store has been closed since the first of the year. Dale Heeren, who had operated the store for several years after purchasing it from Harry Ireland, Is now in the employ of the Druggists Mutual Insurance Co. of Algona. H. W. Miller, owner of the building at State and Moore Streets, said that he had received a few inquiries on rental of the corner location, biit as of Monday nothing definite had materialized. Mrs, Logue Of Livermore Dies Mrs. Ernest E. Logue, 64, died early Saturday at her home in Livermore following a long illness. Funeral arrangements are pend- ings with the Lindhart funeral home in carge. Mrs Logue is survived by her husband, five children: O. Keith Logue and Donald Logue of Livermore, Mrs Donald Armstrong of Algona, Mrs Rex Cottington of Council Bluffs, and Mrs Mary StUtz of VictorvUle, Calif., and her mother, Mrs Josephine Johnson of Amtioy, Minnesota. Start Signup, '62 Feed Grain Program, Here Signup for participation in the 1962 feed grain program of the Department: of Agriculture i began this week at the county ASC office. The signup will continue through March 30. There will be special signup meetings at which the three regular committeemen will be present from each township to process applications. The schedule follows: Feb. 19 - Buffalo, Burt, Eagle and Fenton twps. Feb. 21 - Garfield, German, Grant and Greenwood. Feb. 23 - Cresco, Plum Creek, Riverdale and Whittemore. Feb. 27 - Harrison, Hebron, Irvington and Ledyard. Feb. 28 - Lincoln, Lotts Creek, LuVerne and Portland. March 1 - Prairie, Ramsey, Seneca and Sherman. March 2 - Springfield, Swea, Union and Wesley. These special signup periods will be held in the basement of the ASC office in Algona, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the days designated. In 1961, nearly 60 percent of all Iowa farms participated in the program. College Cagers In Car Wreck Six members of the Augus- tana College basketball team, enroute to Cedar Falls to meet S.C.I., were injured in varying degrees, Friday, when a station wagon in which they were riding collided with a pick up truck between Wesley and Britt on new highway 18. The injured were treated at the Britt hospital. Two of them were starters for the Sioux Falls college team, which later was defeated by Iowa State College. The pickup truck was driven by Marvin Larsen of Wesley. The accident happened in Hancock county. Mike McEnroe Succumbs; Rites Today Funeral services for Michael ftc Enroe were held this Morning (Tuesday) at 10 a.m. at the Algoha Methodist Church here, with Rev. Newton Coughenour officiating. Burial was in Riverview cemetery, with the Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. ; Mr McEnroe passed away at St. Ann hospital, Thursday night, after a lingering illness. He would have been 85 years old March 10. . Mike, as he was known by a wide acquaintance, was born March 10, 1877, on a farm northeast of Algona in Plum Creek twp. He was a son of Mr and Mrs James McEnroe. The old home farm is now occupied by Mr and Mrs Bob Harrison. Sometime later the family moved to the farm on the McGregor St. Road, and Mike received his tot- mal education in the rural and Algona schools, and attended State Teachers College at Cedar FallsJ But farming was in his blood, and after his marriage in 1913'to Ethel Sprow of Algona, he continued with his farm interests and stock business under the name of McEnroe Brothers. In his earlier years he served for some time on the Irvington twp. school board, and was active in bringing the R.E.A. program to this area. He took a lifelong interest in politics, and was one of the leading Democrats of the area 1 as well as serving as Kossuth County Democratic chairman for a number of terms until ill health forced him to resign the post. ..* In the summer of 1950 Mr and Mrs McEnroe retired and moved to their home on Hall Street, a house at one time owned by for? mer U. S. Senator L. J. Dickinson. Mr McEnroe is survived by hii wife and' one daughter, Kathryn, Mrs Philip Arndorfer of St. Benediet, two brothers, Frank and-Lei); and two sisters, Julia and Helen,all of Algona, as well as two grandchildren, Bob and Jane Arndorfer, and several nieces and nephews. A son, John, preceded him in death, as did four sisters and two brothers. Pallbearers were James and Louis McEnroe, Don Hutchison, Anton Didriksen, Alvin Andeasen and John Pfeffer. Plan New Medical Clinic Building For 5 In Algona Wesleyans Wed 50 Years —f ^i"',-" «"!'?- V,j>*"V ' ' '>^%f i „ .<&8t**k Will Occupy Site Where Fire Struck County NFO Is Holding Drive NFO county officers and captains from Kossuth county, including Leonard McGuire, Paul Thilges, Kenneth Roethler, Vic Youngwirth, Henry Eggert and Leslie Johnson, attended an area meeting at Fort Dodge Saturday night. They received additional instructions in the organization's "drive to the bargaining table", which is now in progress. It is expected that a total of 18 two-man teams of NFO members will be contacting farmers in the county this week, thus stepping up the pace in an area-wide whirlwind drive to the bargaining table. A total of 10,000 teams are scheduled to work Services For Mrs. Nemitz, 81, At Fenton Mrs Paul Nemitz, 81, former Fenton resident, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at the Lakota home of her daughter, Mrs Arthur Bierstedt. Mrs Nemitz had been bedfast for seven years following a series of strokes. Mrs Nemitz was born a half mile north of Fenton Nov. 23, 1880. She was one of 12 children. She attended rural schools and, on Oct. 7, 1903 she was married at St. John's Lutheran church at Fenton. She and her husband farmed near Fenton until his death in April, 1948. She moved into town two years later, making her home with a daughter, Mrs Arthur Jentz. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs Jentz; Mrs Ernest Meyer of Burt; Mrs Arthur Bierstedt of Lakota; Mrs Hugo Mittag of Webb, la.; and Mrs Edward Mitchell of rural Fenton. Oother survivors are three brothers, Louis of Whittemore; Ferdinand and Ernest of rural Fenton; a sister, Mrs Otto Borchardt of St. Charles, Minn.; 16 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Mrs Nemitz was a member of St. John's Lutheran church in Fenton. Funeral services were held today, Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Rev. W. H. Friedrich officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Thomas funeral chapel of Fenton was in charge of arrangements. Free Movie To Be Sponsored "The Sad Horse", with David Ladd and Chill Wills, will be sponsored at the Algona Theatre by the local Dental Association. The movie will be shown at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and any child with an approved dental card from his or her dentist will be admitted free to either showing. Tonight (Tuesday, Feb. 6) the Dental Association and the American Dental Association will sponsor § comedy TV spectacular, "The Family", featuring Henry Fonda, Former Wesley Woman Heart Victim In Fla. Wesley — Mrs. Nellie Dwyer 87, died Sunday, Jan. 28 at Malt land, Fla. Where she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Benton and ' family, 'ause of her death was a heart attack and she died enroute to a hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday morning, Feb. 3, in St. Mary's Catholic church at Humboldt. The Dwyer family once lived where the LeRoy Ricke family low live. Mrs. Benton and four aughters lived in Wesley before md after the death of their hus- iand and father, Delbert Benton. The deceased was an aunt of 'om Forburger. Wesley <- Mr and Mrs August Carman observed their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, Feb. 4. 10 o'clock mass in St. Joseph's Catholic church fo r them was followed by a family dinner in the parish hall at noon. Open house was held In the hall from 2 to 4 p. m. • ' August German and Mae Laux were married F eb. 6,1912 in the Wesley church and they have farmed in the Wesley area since that time. They have four sons, four daughters and 15 grandchildren. (UDM Engraving) •• • . • AH Studer Of Wesley Dies; Funeral Held Wesley — Alf Studer, 68, died early Friday morning in Mercy lospital, Mason City, following ieveral strokes. Funeral services were held Monlay at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's atholic church. Father Phillips aid the requiem high mass. Bural was at St. Joseph's cemetery. Blake Funeral Home was in harge of arrangements. Alf was born October 29, 1893 to le late A. A. Studers at Wesley, [e was married to Isabel Haverly 1916 in St. Joseph's Catholic hurch. They farmed southwest of own until 1938 when they moved the farm they bought at the ast edge of Wesley, which they old to LeRoy Ricke's in 1951. Mr, and Mrs. Studer moved to rtacon, Mo. where they bought nd operated the Welcome Motet ntil August, 1957. Mrs. Studer died in September. Alf came to Wesley and lived with his daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Downs. He built a new home in the east part of Wesley and married Mrs. Norine Studer, the widow of Max Studer, in November, 1959. Mr. Studer is survived by his widow, six daughters and a son, Mrs. George (Phyllis) Kelch of Postville, Mrs. Ed (Elaine) Downs, Wesley, Mrs. Leo (Rita) Young, Garner, Mae Studer, Santa Fe Springs, Cal., Mrs. Ralph (Julia) Jarvis, Derby, Kans., Gerald Studer, Mason City, and Mrs. Ernest (Rose) Gerdes, Woden; also four step-children, Maj. James Studer, Paris, France, Dennis Studer, Fullerton, Cal., Don Studer, Des Moines, and Sister Mary Dion of Rockford, 111. Also five sisters, Mrs. Lou (Lucy) Schleusner, Garner, Mrs. Rose Ferric, Plattsmouth, Nebr., Henry Studer, Sioux Falls, S. D., Mrs. Fred (Mona) Bonn, Berkeley, Cal., Mrs. Jack (Agnes) McCloskey, Eugene, Oregon, and Mrs. Larry (Lillian) Dalgetty, Mason City, 33 grandchilden and 8 step- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister, and his first wife. Casketbearers were Dennis Studer, Bob Studer, Bill Studer, Clarence Haverly, Paul Schleusner, and Bill Dalgetty. Melvin Walker fPasses; Rites Held Saturday Funeral services for Melvin Wa!- <er, 48, Lotts Creek farmer, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Trinity Lutheran church here with Rev. G. J. C. Gerike officiating. Burial was at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens and McCuIlough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrange- ^ments. Pallbearers were Garbrant Wibben, Don Erickson, Edwin Lieb, Robert Furstenau, Everett Lockwood and Arnold Meyer. Mr. Walker died early Thursday at Lutheran hospital, Fort Dodge, where he had been a patient for some time. Melvin Walker was born May 24, 1913 at Lotts Creek. He was married ^o Madelia Vigdal Feb. 4, 1945 and the Walkers have farmed near Algona since that time. Besides his wife, survivors include his mother, Mrs. Albert Walker, Algona; five children, Dennis, Diane, Betty, Susan and Michael, all at home; a brother, Lester, Algona; and five sisters, Mrs. William Broesder, Mrs. Earl Cooper, Bernice Walker and Mrs. Durwood McArthur, all of Algona, and Mrs. Cliff Lovstad of Burt. Honor Roll At Burt School A total of 42 junior high and high school students were named to the honor roll of the Burt Community School this week. Of the total, 15 are junior high students. All had B averages or better during the first semester. Seventh grade — Nancy Ackerman, Joyce Baumgard, Norma Harms, Diane Hoppus, Linda Meyer, Diann Miller and Clint Patterson. Eighth grade — Jane Barslou, Nancy Becker, Douglas Black, Roger Bullock, Vicki Koestler, Robert Lovstad, Duane Peter and Joe Friese. Ninth grade — Mary Harms, Eugene Meister and Jean Mescher. Tenth grade — JoAnne Ackerman, Eugene Gardner, William •Hamilton, Gerald Hilton, John Lovstad, Frances McDonald, Jane Mitchell, Judy Mitchell and Patricia Schwietert. Eleventh grade — Judy Abbas, Marjorie Baumgard, Patricia Hoover, Verlyn Larson, Mary McFarland, Gwyneth Teeter and Marcia Strange. Twelfth grade — Deanna Bernau, Janet Black, Evelyn Cherland, Audrey Gardner, Cheryl Lflvsta^, pith Mitchell, Larry Westling and Duane Willrett. District Court Term Now Open The February term of district court opened here Monday as Kenneth Wagner, Burt, was fined $300 and costs following a guilty plea o a charge of OMVI. Wagner was apprehended at Burt Jan. 20 and Judge G. W. Stillman set the appeal bond in the matter at $500 ollowing Monday's action. The grand jury reported at 10 a.m. today, and according to bounty Clerk Alma Pearson, will robably not file its report for at east a couple of days. Grand jur- rs listed for the term are: Heiko Bruns, Titonka; Marvin Calhoun and Harold J. Cowan, Algona; L. W. Davidson and Richard O'Green, Swea City; Phillip Doocy, Bancroft; G. R. Krause, Fenton; Ruth Patterson, Burt; Fred Ploeger, Ledyard; Jack Quinn, Lone Rock; Myrtle Usher, Ottosen; and Orville Wagner, Bode. The first case slated for the regular term of court is Weber vs. Bedell, a drainage matter, which will be heard Friday morning. The first jury case is slated to be Robert E. Lockwood vs. Floyd T. Bode, and should begin Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. One new case was filed in district court this week. The Swea City Oil Co., plaintiff, is seeking a total of $995.84 in settlement of two accounts from Jack Lynch, defendant. Hurt In Wreck Wesley — Mrs R. C. Bauer suffered a broken blood vessel in her leg, cuts and bruises on her arms, legs Monday morning, when she and her husband were enroute to Stewartsville, Minn, to attend the funeral of Mrs Matt Kellner. While driving near Forest City the steering wheel broke Construction of a 44 by 90 foot single story building will get underway within a couple of weeks, at the location recently occupied by Bob's House of Bargains adjacent to the Hotel Algona, and which was gutted by fire several months ago, it was announced Monday by Dr. Dan Bray of Algona. Dr. Bray has acquired the site from its longtime owner, Dr. Heise of Emmetsburg, and plans to erect n building adequate to operate a five-man medical clinic here. The structure will have a new front, a centralized waiting room and centralized laboratory and x-ray rooms, available to all the medical men connected with the clinic. Doctors' parking will be in the rear. Work will be handled by Harold Cowan, contractor, and the Ready Mix Co. . It is hoped that the building will be completed sometime next fall, and ready for occupancy then. Dr. Bray said that there remain a number of unsolved problems in connection with his plans, but he s hopeful that by the time tho building , is ready some of thesft will be remedied. He pointed out that within the past few years there has-been'a loss of between seven and eight doctors in this general area. Before successors can be expected, they must have a place to work first of all. Dr. Bray came to Algona in May of 1950 from North Dakota, where he had been in practice. He is a native of Sigourney, Iowa, however. He took over the practice of Dr. Robert Lee when the latter vent into a hospital residency. With the comparatively new hos- )ital facilities in Algona, offered by St. Ann hospital, and the loss of number of physicians either by eath, retirement or relocation, Dr. Bray said he felt that a clinic program such as he has in mind would fill a specific present need of the area. Drill Team Here The Algona Cadettes, high school drill team, have invited the Clarion high school drill team to appear here between the halves of the Algona-Clarion basketball game Feb. 16. The Cadettes recently appeared during halftime 3 Minor Wrecks In County, No One Injured Patrolman Charles Bird was called to investigate three minor mishaps in Kossutli county during the weekend. There were no personal injuries reported and no charges filed as a result of the crashes. The latest occurred Sunday at 4 p.m. at an intersection at Burt. Cars driven by Patricia A. Long, 17, Burt, and Richard H. Pres- tlius, 16, Bancroft, collided, resulting in an estimated $300 damage to the Long auto and $95 damage to the other vehicle. The Long car was headed west and the Presthus auto north at the time of the crash. At 6 p.m. Saturday, a passenger car, truck and hog were involved in a mix-up on highway 9 at Lakota. A car driven by Elwyn G. Letcher, 40, Buffalo Center, was headed west and a truck driven by Robert L. Dailyshire, 35, Garner, was headed east when the Letcher auto struck a hog on ttfe highway. The animal's body was thrown into the Garner vehicle. Damage to the Letcher machine was estimated at $200, while damage to the Garner truck was estimated at $10. Autos driven by Joseph W. Tilley, 74, Churdan, and Mildred M. Fehr, 44, West Bend, collided at the intersection of highways 169 and 18 north of Algona at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, resulting in an estimated $200 total damage to the vehicles. The Fehr vehicle was turning into the driveway at the Chrome at the time of the mishap. Dance Princess Judy Pickett, daughter of Mr and Mrs Russell Pickett, Algona, and a senior in the St. Francis School of Nursing at Grand Island, Nebr., was one of five princesses named by the student body for the Sweetheart Ball to be held there this Friday, Feb. 9. A queen of the dance will be selected am crowned during the festivities.

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