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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 20, 1962
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jfioincs ESTAgliSHED 1863 ***«« IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 1962 3 SECTIONS - 210 PAGES PLUS 24 PAGE TABLOID VOL 99 - NO. 11 6 Injured In County Auto Crashes By Russ Waller • • * . H " M Baago, who lives near . gently held a closing out M"™- Amon g ^e items in the miscellaneous brack- fet was a bob sled, built some 40 years ago ... it brought $22 . . J2L*kK s ! eJman y real, old-fashl ioned bob sleds anymore, but this was a good winter to have one. ; , l hat we mlsscd Iast week would have been on a par with some of those showing pickets this and that around the White Dies On Tractor In Removal Work Police, Medics Concert Drive For Members On This Week Plenty Of Sandbags e . -. -. - • one young local grade school student marched down State Street, right in the middle, too, icarrying a banner reading "We Protest School on Saturday." He had plenty of encouragement from sides of the street, too. .'>".. •,.•'•• . : The feminine delegate from the household at the State University of. Iowa had her picture on the front page of the Daily.lowan last week, as she zigged and zagged through snow and slush. Well, being Miss Slush of 1962 is a lot better than being Miss Drip. ' >• • ' . *( - •.• • . . ., One local citizen experimented with the brewing of a little raisin wuie for medicinal purposes. We asked him how it turned out. •< "Well," he replied, "I left a bottle out all night in :zero weather and it didn't freeze." That's proof enough ! !,••..,* . * * '• ' • Newsweek magazine reports that in our effort to send a manned rocket to the moon, we will'spend TtlAT H*TT T Tf\iL.+ A ' *^ A v* '«_.*« •*_ , TEN MILLION A DAY FOR THE NEXT NINE YEARS. • • . . • • • It didn't take long to get an answer, after we asked in last week's column "what happened to the monkey." warded a Matilda Hood for- .which informec 45, residen ,. . the past 16 years, died of a heart attack while operating a tractor with attached snow ^bucket at the corner of Pqplar and Main streets about 5:26 p.m. Friday, despite the efforts of Policeman Pete Jorgenson and Patrolman Dick Pedersen who. applied artificial respiration to the stricken man. t Ke was rushed to St. Ann hospital where Dr. Joseph Rooney used oxygen in an attempt to revive him, but he was pronounced dead on arrival there. Mr Christensen was employed by Ken Wehrspann, who operates a body shop on Main street, north of the Milwaukee depot. He had been removing snow with the tractor and snow bucket when another employee of the firm, Ken Hol- us^atcEnps 5 and Ham, the mon keys; who, preceded jour own as, trpgajits, into outer-space, are now residing at Hollorifim' ~Air~$6kx» Base in New Mexico and are property of the Air Force. Their daily consumption-of bananas is excel lent. • * • Sometimes we wonder if there isn't more damage done to the principles of democracy by some of our own people who are responsible for waste and profiteering In defense spending, than there is from the 'Communists themselves. * * • HONORS OF THE WEEK: James McMahon of Algona, one of 92 men students at S.U.I, selected by deans and department heads as "most likely to succeed", and to be honored at the 45th annual Finkbine dinner, March 27th. The Finkbine dinner originated in 1917 by a gentleman of that name who graduated in 1880, and thought something should be done to encourage young students in their pursuit of knowledge. John Oakland of Algona, who was pledged as a "Knight Of St. Patrick", at Iowa State U. The honor went to students with high scholarship and better than ordinary extra currlcular activity leadership. Roger L. Keith, Burt, who received a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture at South Dakota State College, Brookings, last Friday. Only sympathy can be expressed for the unfortunate Des Moines folks who are key club members. A new uniform "closing hour" has been established hi our capital city — all key clubs must remain closed from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. On Sunday, they can open at noon. » * * Congressman Charles Hoeven is quoted as protesting because the Federal Crop Insurance Corp. is comb; found the tractor stopped and Mr Christensen slumped over with his head and shoulders on one of the rear tractor wheels. H summoned help at once. .Policeman Jorgehson, with th help of some men nearby, removec Mr Christensen from the tractor 'wrapped him in blankets and 'began artificial .respiration. Minute later,•• Patrolman Pedersen arrivec and gave the man mouth-to-moutl artificial respiration at the-scerife and also in an ambulance that took them to the hospital. It was apparent that Mr Chris tensen had some forewarning of the attack, as he had stopped the tractor before being stricken. Funeral services for Mr Christen were held Monday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Michael's Catholic church at Whittemore. Rev. Francis Conway officiated and burial was at the church cemetery. Hyink Funeral Home of Whittemore was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Harold Von Bank, Ervin Keene, Bill Lamuth, Tom and Ed Rich and Earl Gappa. Merter Christensen, son of the ate Mr and Mrs James Christenen, was born Dec. 7,1916 at Humboldt. He was married to Elaine iVilson of Whittemore Feb. 13, 939 and they farmed near Lu/erne and Algona before moving o Whittemore 16 years ago. H Aunt Jemima In Fenton March 24 Aunt Jemima herself will be in Fenton this coming Saturday, March 24, and free pan- served there 4 p.m. at be cakes will from 9 a.m. to Priebe's Store. Last year Aunt Jemima appeared at Burt, and it is likely that this will be her only appearance this year in this immediate area. Tri-CountyDry Plant To Host At Open House Open House, with tours of the omplete plant including new quipment and a new storage ad- ition, will be held Friday, March 3, at the Tri-County Cooperative Vying Ass'n plant in Whittemore. A new drying unit was recently nstalled and will be shown on the ours which start at 1 p.m. and wfll continue to 6 p.m! At the conclusion of each tour lunch will be served. . The plant, in. operation for 18 years, Is one of the finest !of its kind in the'midwest. D: -#00 Hike _ The Swea City Monday offered new contracts Kossuth Community Concert workers were accepting renewals of membership in the Association the past week. The kickoff meeting, a chili supper served at the Presbyterian church, launched the drive for new members. The campaign is for this week only, Mar, 19 through noon, Mar. 24. After that time no new members can be accepted. An exception is made for newcomers who were ,i n °t" here at the time the one- week school board drive was conducted. The membership dues have not been raised. ations! include 'skim >m. „„ termilk. Ralph Nichols has" managed the plant since 1945, and there "are now 20 employees. Five tank trucks are operated by the Association, with 19 creamery members. The dry powder is packed and shipped to State' Brand Creameries at Mason City. Some goes to export, and a portion to ihe school lunch programs all over 'he country. In 1946, the first year's operation showed gross sales of $65,641 with five creameries in the original organization. Total sales for the iscal year ending July 1, 1961, were $1,168,342. all present teachers in the district They are $6 for adults and $3 for and set pay raises ranging from students. "200 to $300. The receprocity agreement with The board met in special session Emmetsburg, and Fort podge re- o discuss salaries and make-up I mains,in effect. A member of the of school days lost because of win- Ioc al association may therefore ter blizzards. take advantage of at least sLx con- The school board is still seeking certs other than the ones scheduled a Spanish teacher and librarian to —"" meet state requirements. The first was made up Saturda;,, the next two Mar. 22-23, days days which were to have been Parent-Teacher conferences arid district teachers convention days at Mason City. Conferences will be held Saturday, Mar. 24. Two additional days will be made up May 28 and May 29, the first two days of vacation according to the regular school schedule. The dates for the two additional days of school make up have not yet been set. To the original organizers and he present officers it has been most gratifying to see the firm Drosper, and it is an outstanding rganization with a splendid record f growth. ad sine been employed here the first of the year. Besides his wife he is survive y four sons, John, San Diego, Cal )ick, Terry and Jerry at home two daughters, Karen and Mary Kay, at home; and a brother James, Davenport. promoting the farm program administration's what is the agency supposed to do, Congressman, oppose the administration's farm program? It would be somewhat odd if they did, now wouldn't it? * * * One of our local salemen brought us a Courtesy Ticket from Sap City, issued when strangers overpark, in front of meters. Local authorities say they see the value in same, but how do you tell a "visitor" from a local citizen. About the only way is check the license registration on the wheel; most of our parked cars carry "55" licenses. We still think there is merit in working out some form of Courtesy Ticket, however. w * * Famous Last Line — The time to make friends is before you wet them» Matthias Marty Service Held At LuVerne Friday Funeral services for Matthias (Matt) S. Marty, 79, of LuVerne were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Blake funeral home. Rev J. Paul Stevens, pastor of the Evangelical United Brethren church, officiated. Burial was in the LuVerne cemetery. Mr. Marty died Tuesday, Mar. 13, at the Sisson Nursing home in Humboldt where he had been a patient for the past month. Born at LuVerne he received his edu* cation in the LuVerne schools. He never married. He had farmed until his retirement seven years ago when he moved into LuVerne. He is survived by six brothers and one sister, Jacob Wilhelm, Henry and Emma, all of LuVerne, Adam,of Burt, George of Mason City and Fritz of Cloquet, Minn. Window! Shattered Father Francis Cpnway, superintendent of Garrigan high school here, reported this week that many windows in the school building had teen shattered by marbles, which lad apparently been shot through the windows by persons using sling i shots. Annual Meeting Of Phone Co. Held At Burt Burt — The annual stockholders meeting of the Burt Cooperative Telephone Company Tuesday afternoon. was held Ray Dremmel was elected president of the board. Directors Ray McWhorter and Frank Ryerson were re-elected for 3-year terms. Other directors are Russell Patterson and Wallace Hawcott. Doretta Abbas is secretary-treasurer. Gertrude Ackerman is acting chief operator. Other operators are Ann Riemers, Opal Waltman, Wantalee Hawcott and Doretta Ab>as. Special Showing Of "Pinocchio" Due to the tremendous crowds hat Walt Disney's "Pinocchio" is howing to around the nation the Algona theatre wishes to make this nnouncement, in regards to showing times that will enable most matrons to have the opportunity to ee this wonderful attraction. Thursday — After school show ontinous from 4 p.m. Friday con- inuous from 1:30 p.m. Saturday matinee at 1:30 — evening start- ng at 7 p.m.. Sunday continuous rora 1:30 p.m. Monday evening tsrting at 7 p.m. • ' At Bur/For Mrs. Millen Funeral services for a pioneer Burt resident, Mrs. E. H. Millen, 79, were held Saturday at Burt., Mrs. Millen died suddenly Mar. 8, at Methodist hospital,'Mitchell, S. D. Mrs. Millen was bprn on a farm one mile west of Burt April 3, 1882. She attended Burt schools and in July, 1900, was married to Albert Staehle in Burt. Mr. Staehle was in the hardware business. In 1919, they, moved to Mitchell, S. D. where they resided for several years before returning to make their home in Burt. They were the parents of one daughter, Marjorie, Mrs. H. L. Sauerman, Sparta, Wis. Mr. Staehle died in 1946. In 1948, she was married to E. H. Millen of Mitchell, S. D. They lived in Mitchell since their marriage. However, Mrs. Millen returned to Burt often to visit friends. Surviving are her husband, her daughter, Mrs. Sauerman of Sparta, Wis., one grandson and five great-grandchildren. Her parents, one sister and one brother preceded her in death. Mrs. Millen was a charter member of the Burt Woman's club. She was also a member of the Burt Methodist church and until her death was very active in the work of the Methodist hospital guild and the Congregational church there. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. at the Congregational church in Mitchell with Rev. Everett An outstanding attraction for next year's concert-goers will be the appearance of the De Cormier Folk Singers — an ensemble di reeled by the man who was musl cal director for Harry Belafonte for many seasons. This program alone will be worth the price of a season's membership. Captains Madonna Skogstrom Shu-ley Mo'rck, Eloise Christie and Mary Bartlett head a corps of volunteer workers including Le pta'Geigel, Mrs Gerike, Bette Gil more; Kathleen Griffin, Mary Hays, Keith and Gabrielson, Helen Limbaugh, Beverly Mawdsley Mona ' O'Connor, Lucille; Olson Jeannie\ Bangs,. Opal V'Bourne Helena Dodds, Mr and Mrs Guster (Karbiar^^pggardt i Ida,; Kellej Marge Rbhlf. Ruth 'Bay)" Jna: Thoreson, Dejoris Winkel, Marg< Bartholomew, Thelma Brower> Marlene Johnson, Audra Kenefick, Flora Mock, Pearl Moore, Bernita Rusk, Betty Schutter, Mr and Mrs Snustad, Eldora Agena, Thelma Hayes, Bea Holt, Irene Hutchins, Ruth Leaneagh, Helen Mikes, Violet Miller, Helen Odgaard, Doris Potter and Ermal Smith. County workers are: Bancroft, tfrs. H. J. McNertney; Wesley, Urs Paul Erdman; Whittemore, tfrs Edmund O'Brien; Titonka, i'lorence Reynolds; Swea City, Mrs jowell Larson; Lone Rock, Mrs James Dodds; Burt, Ruth Hodgson; Fenton, Mrs Clayton Dits worth; West Bend, Clifford Mun son; Bode-Ottosen, Mrs Basi Brock. Concert headquarters will be a Foster Furniture and any tele phone inquiries may be made b; phoning CY 4-4853 after Mar. 19. Operation Sandbag" has been termed a complete success In Algona, according to Mayor C. C. Shierk, who is shown in the above photo sitting beside a pile of more than 1,300 sacks, mostly burlap, which had been turned in by contributors at the city hall by mid-morning Monday. While it is expected there will be plenty of high water here shortly, It will not be deemed necessary to use any sandbags in Kossuth county, so those collected here will wind up in use at other points in Iowa where the need is urgent. Deadline for contributing bags here is Saturday. After that, Civilian Defense and National Guard headquarters will be contacted to find out where the pile of bags is to be shipped. Many of the bags here were contributed by area farmers — the rest by local residents. Sheriffs from 11 counties in this area of the state met with officers of the local National Guard unit at the courthouse Sunday for discussion of plans for aid and relief during natural disasters in this area. The impending flood threat was also discussed. Under the new set-up, the National Guard can be called out by the governor in case of such disasters and the state is divided into districts to speed action — if'necessary. (UDM Polaroid Flashfoto — Engraving) Only 4 Object To School Merger Plan At Brother's Funeral Mr and Mrs Brail Wrighj returned Saturday night, from York, eb. where they were called gaj- er in the week following the sud- en death of Mrs Wright's Pierson officiating. At 4 p.m., services were held at the Burt Presbyterian church with Rev. H. A. Smidt officiating and McCullough's funeral home, Algona, in charge. Burial was in the Burt cemetery. Swea City PTA Supper And Fair Swea City — The Parent-Teachers association supper and science fair, scheduled for Monday evening, March 12 has been postponed until Wednesday evening, March 21, with the supper to begin at 6. Doors to science fair will open at 8:30 p.m. There is no charge for the science fair. At 8 P.m. there will be a meeting of the adult farm school with Pi-. Herrjck of Iowa State Univer sity to speak on animal Former Sheriff Loses Tavern In Monday Fire Fire which followed an explosion in the heating system, completely destroyed the tavern owned and operated by Art Cogley at Pocahontas, Monday afternoon. Mr. Cogley is a former sheriff of Kossuth county, and ex-resident of Bancroft. Adjacent business properties were also lost or damaged, Barbershoppers To Eat Venison The Kossuth County Barbershop- pers were to enjoy a venison dinner at West Bend, this evening, Tuesday, as guests of Rollo Jurgens, one of the members. An impromptu meeting and program of groups from Forest City and Mason City with the Algona unit is planned for Saturday, April 14, with a program to be presented at the high school auditorium. All will be welcome, but plans are to have a reserved seat section for those with tickets, but unable to get to the recent program here due to the storm. Man Gets Five Years When Parole Revoked The parole of Edwin Dumstorff, who was sentenced to five years n the Mens Reformatory at Anamosa after he was found guilty f grand larceny Aug. 16, I960, /as revoked by Judge G. W. Still- Only four objections were filed, Monday afternoon, at-, the public hearing called for the purpose o hearing objections to the propose* merger of the Algona Communitv School district, the Whittemore Independent district, and the Whit- man in district court here this week. Under the ruling, Dumstorff will now be committed to the reformatory where he will begin serving the five year term. At the time of original sentencing, the defendant's sentence was suspended and he was placed under parole to the State Board of Parole. He violated the terms of parole and was committed according to the terms of the original order in the case. Bert Goeders, who was arrested here Feb. 8 and charged with OMVI, entered a 'plea of guilty this week and was fined $300 and costs. He was bound over to district court earlier by Mayor C. C Shierk after he waived a prelimin ary hearing. Judge Stillman passe sentence. One divorce action was filed Nancy Gretter, plaintiff, seeks divorce from Michael Gretter They were married June 18, 196 at Denver, Colo, and separated in December, 1961. The plaintiff in the matter seeks permanent ali mon of $5,000, plus a property set 'lement. Parent* Of Son Mr. end Mrs. JacU Purcell he- came the parents of a 9 lb. son, bora early Tuesday morning at St. Ann hospital. There are an older brother and sjster to the new arrival. Sfr. Purcell is foreman at the Upper Dejs Moines Publishing ^ Buys Tyke Lanes Elwood V. Nelson recently pur- hased and is now operating the Tyke Bowling Lanes at Titonka. He acquired the lanes from Mrs. Walker McDonald, who with her daughter Julie have been operat ing them since the death of Mr. McDonald. emore Rural Independent district. About a dozen pez'sons were, pres- nt, in addition to members of the [ossuth County Board of Educa- ion and A. M. Quintard, county supt. of schools. The meeting was called at 2:30 p.m. in the assembly room in the Court House. The objections were filed b Hugo and Edna Meyer, Lorna am Ray Zinnel, Bertha and Loui Greinert, and Fred Schurg. They are neighbors, and the propert; involved is adjacent in sections 1 and 18 of Whittemore twp., south of the Town of Whittemore. They asked to be excluded from the proposed merger, giving three basic reasons: 1 — they felt their inclusion was not geographically satisfactory, 2 — they believed they would be allowed to join the West Bend district if excluded from the proposed merger, and 3 — they own land south of the proposed merging area which is not in the proposal and wish to have all their land in the same district. Ray Zinnel was the only one of the objectors present and he spoke briefly on the reasons for wishing to be excluded. All of the objectors live in Whittemore twp. on the south edge of the proposed merging area. The County Board of Education has five days in which to render a decision. They can approve, alter or reject the proposed merger plan. In the meantime, a joint meeting of the Palo Alto and Kossuth boards is to be held Wednes- Win 4 Gold Medals Swea City — Swea City Future Farmers of America received four gold medals at the District FFA meeting held here Saturday. They were won by Luvern Wiskus, FFA livestock farming; Donald Miller, FFA dairy farming; Richard Olson, secretary's book; Mike Hurlburt, reporters book; he also received honorable mention for his public address. Iowa Falls and Swea City were the only two ., . schools having four contestants I Each member is asked to ~brin"g~a day afternoon, at which time study will take place on the objections filed. Following that, a decision can be expected from the Kossuth bounty Board of Education. There is then a 20 day period for appeal from the board's decision, i notice of the decision is published o conform to law, and there is then 30 days in which to call an ilection in the area. Assuming the r ote would be favorable to the mer- ;er, another election to elect five lirectors for the new district fol- ows. They would take office as of "uly 1. Directors would be elected t large from the entire district. Wes Bartlett, president of the ounty Board of Education presid- d. Cliff Krantz, Titonka, and Ted Vallentine, Ledyard, were other members present. Truck Driver Spots Wreck, Rescues Man A total of six persons were injured in mishaps .on county roads, streets and highways during the past weekend as crashes continued to mar travel on sometimes slick roadways. The injured are: George Jorgcnson, 44, Fenton — brain concussion, facial cuts and internal Injuries; taken to St. Ann hospital. Chaunccy 0. Waterbury. fll, Swea City — head injuries; taken to Holy Family hospital, Esthervillc. Patricia Docrning, 20, Ottosen — lacerated scalp and forehead; taken to St. Ann hospital. Douglas Docrning, 2%, Ottosen — lacerated cheek; taken to St. Ann. William Norland, 48, Bancroft — bruises; taken to St. Ann. Doris Norland, 42, Bancroft — lacerated face and nose, possible brain concussion; taken to St. Ann. Mr. Norland was charged with OMVI and bound over to district court as a result of the mishap which resulted in injuries for the Norlands and Mrs. Doerning and her son. He waived preliminary hearing in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court Saturday and bond was set at $500. . The Norland vehicle was headed south and the Doerning vehicle, driven by Ronald P. Doerning, 28; Ottoseri,; was • headed north on Highway 169, five miles north of Algona at 8:35 p.m. Friday when the mishap occurred. Both vehicles were totally" 'demolished "'Jn'.the crash. There were, a total of nine persons in the two autos. Patrolman Dick Pedersen investigated the mishap and filed the OMVI charge. Mr. Waterbury was hurt,at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Swea City when autos driven by Gary L. Waterbury, 17, Swea City, and Oscar Linde, 64, Swea City, collided at Swea City. The Waterbury car was demolished and $400 damage resulted to the Linde vehicle, according to Patrolman Charles Bird, who investigated. There were no charges filed. Mr. Jorgenson suffered his injuries in a one-car mishap some, time early Friday a mile nortlj and 1% miles west of Whittemore on highway 18. He was alone in his auto, headed east at the time. He apparently ost control of the vehicle, which rolled several times before landing upside down on a fence in the ditch. A passing unidentified truck driver from Estherville found the wrecked car and took Mr. Jorgenson to the hospital. Patrolman Charles Bird investigated and stated the Fenton man's auto was demolished. Charges are pending. Lodge Meeting Algona Rebekah lodge will meet War. 27 at 6:30 p.m. for a potluck upper at the Izaak Walton hall. win gold medals. covered dish and table service. To Resurface Hy. 169, North End Asphaltic concrete resurfacing, is lated for 1962 on the Iowa state ighway program for U.S. 169, •om Lakota north to the Minneota state line. The Green Lime- tone Co. was the successful bid- er at $29,441. Highway 9 from the Kossuth ounty line east to U.S. 169 is slated for the same treatment. These two were the only state lettings in this immediate area for this year. Bomgaars Store Anniversary; 100 Free Floral Gifts Bomgaars Ben Franklin Store in Algona is observing its first anniversary event this week, starting Wednesday, March 21. To the first 100 ladies that visit the store Wednesday, the store will present a free cluster of flowers. Also, in conjunction with the Anniversary, the store features a special four-page section loaded with Anniversary Event bargain specials. The special section is printed in color.

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