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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 10, 1962
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By Russ Waller Many local folks will readily re. call Dr. Robert Horton, young doc- 1 tor who practiced successfully here i U 1 . a u few vears ,back when he left to become .a staff member at the University of Minnesota hos- ; pital in Minneapolis, where He also did special graduate work. In the interval, a number of local persons have been in contact with him, several professionally from time to time. Now comes a St. Paul Dispatch story forwarded to us by Jim Egli, former resident now living in St.- Paul. Dr. Horton is about to embar on a unique adventure. He will be come a member, of the medica staff aboard the S. S/ Hope, on it 1962 tour of Peru. The ship is bein refitted at San Francisco prior t departure. The ship and its staf of doctors and nurses is a gooc will venture, financed by privat donations. The knowledge an skills of its assembled talent ar made available to those in eaci country visited. Last year the ship visited Southeast Asia. Dr. Horton should be back from the cruise by late fall or early winter. He is 39 and the Hortons have three child ren. * * * A shirred egg? This column had numerous def initions and recipes, all of them different. One lady called to say you pu, the egg into a cup, the cup in hot water but not with (he water run . fling into the cup. You boil the water and bake the egg. She declined to give her name. Merle Moxley, representing the male chefs, reports that you put the egg on a flat pan in the oven and/bake it on; top of bread crumbs iAfrs. Harold .Elbert of Whittemore says:-you butter individual shirring dishes, sprinkle with b,reac ^cramlJs, break 1 or 2 eggs "into the dish and season, topping with more crumbs. Top this with teaspoonful of cream, sauce or a mushroom, bake slow for about 12 minutes and it's ready. Our thanks for the explanations. Sounds like an awful lot of extra work for just one or two little eggs, however. * » * Mrs. Mary Kain, who recently returned from a visit to the west coast, just didn't tell her sons here all that she had in mind when she made her recent trip. She went by Irain to Portland, Oregon, to visit a daughter. What she didn't tell the boys at home was that she also intended to make another little jaunt of about 1,000 miles down to coast to visit her daughter Mildred, in California. "I didn't tell them; that way they didn't worry", was the way the elderly Mrs. Kain explained it. She traveled by train all the way, had no trouble, and didn't give a hoot about freeway traffic. Mrs. Kain is in her early eighties. * * * Scribe Tom Kelly of the Emmetsburg Reporter waxed a bit sarcastic in his column, on the subject of Spencer and its great flood threat. "After the screams of the panic- stricken we're surprised to find anything is left' standing over there," he remarks. ' "Their tajl tales of disaster committees, standby National Guard units, army engineer iContacts, etc. left us with the impression that the only thing left for them to do was to build a tremendous ark and embark thereon. But the greatest flood in history subsided rather quickly — and quietly." Jffloinesi ESTABLISHED' 1865 Catered u Moond clua matter at the postottite at Algou* Iowa, NOT. 1, 193%.under Act of Congrew of March 3. 1870. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 1962 THREE SECTIONS-18 PAGES Plus 12-Paga Tabloid VOL. 97 - NO. 14 Poster Winners Get Checks 1 Salute of the Week: To Vernell Ludwig, Garrigan high student, for winning a senior division award with an entry in the Hawkeye Science Fair. * * * Anybody know of, or the whereabouts of, Miss Marjorie Gertrude Marrow,' born May 17,1916, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Marrow. She attended, school in Algona until 1932 wh'en she moved to Des Moines and finished high school. She is a nurse graduate of Iowa Methodist in 1938, later entered the Army nurse corps, and was killed in Italy, Feb. 7, 1944, She may be the first nurse killed in action in Europe, and the hospital is interested in memorializing her name. If you have information, write Donald W. Cordes, administrator, Iowa Methodist hospital, Des Moines. » * * Famous Last Mae ~- Now General Walker would yo» SS» ive us yov« I4ew <w the «« Merlin Kleen, Pocahontas, Franklin Lisher, Pom eroy, and Ray Langfilt, Algona, awarded checks W the three Algona high school students shown here Thursday morning as winners of the district Amvets poster contest. Kleen is second district commander of Am vets, Fisher is post commander at Palmer and Langfitt is a past state vice president of the organiz ation. . ; Local winners were, left to right, Bob Pratt, Ra ndy Harmes and Lance Johnson. Bob received $10 for first place, Harmes $7.50 for second and Johnson $5 for third. They are shown holding their winning posters. Miss Alice .Condon is art instructor at the hiah school. The district contest was an 11-county affair. The Amvets sponsored the district contest with employment of the physically handicapped as a theme. There 1 will also be judging on a state scale, with the winner to receive $100. High school students in all but ninth grade were eligible to enter. (IHS Ca mera Club Photo — UDM Engraving) LnVerne Twp. Family Of 8 Loses Home, Sunday Fire A farm family living in LuVerne twp., between Corwith and LuVerne, returned from attending St. Mary's Catholic church in Corwith, .about noon Sunday, to find their farm home in flames. ' The home and all of the family belongings were a total loss. Mr and Mrs Wilbur Mcrriam and their six children, ranging in age from 4 to 14, were the losers. But it didn't take long for friendly neighbors to start helping all they could after the disaster. .••..'.' Albert Merriam, father of Wilbur, and owner of the farm, is in Louisville, Ky. visiting another son. He had been living in a tenant house on the Joe Grandgenett farm, and the Wilbur .., .Merriam family .are now occupying the -home temporarily... v ;;':... There is no idea as to how the fire started. . Donations in the shape of clothing, food or cash are being <j accepted in Corwith at the office bfvthd Corwith Herald and at St. Mary's church, for the Mcrriams. Until the return of the senior Mr. Merriam from Kentucky, exactly what will be done in the way possible rebuilding will not be known. Fire departments from both LuVerne and Corwith contained the flames to the house itself, but the fire had too much of a start to be controlled. PeferFuchsen Rites Are Held At Whitfemore Whittemore — Funeral services ,vere held Friday morning for Peter J. Fuchsen, 83. He died Tuesday at Cherokee. Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery here with Hy- nk Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were William Bonn- itetter, Paul Ludwig, Henry Haag, Martin Duffy, John Steier and Robert Gengler. Mr. Fuchsen, who was born on a farm near West Bend, Oct. 2, 878, had lived in or near Whittemore most of his life. He was marled to Emma Elbert in St. Mihael's church Feb. 12, 1901. They ived on a farm near here until 1946 ,vhen they retired and moved to own. His wife died in January 1961. 'wo daughters, Mrs William Irene) McCauley, Mason City, md Mrs. Dee (Luella) Ostwald, ilso preceded him in death. He is survived by three sons, "ed, Algona; Joseph, Wilington, 11., and Lester, Whittemore; two aughters, Mrs M. A. (Mae) Mc- oed, Sioux City, and Mrs. Celia iVasson, Kankakee, 111.; a brother, Bert, West Bend; five sisters, Sis- er Mary Gervase, La Crosse, Wis.; firs Susan Bonnstetter, West Bend; Jrs Tracy Dording, Fairfax, Minn.; tlrs Mary Elbert, Maynard, Minn., nd Mrs Margaret Mergen, Whittemore; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. VFW Hall Theft Here Nets $300 Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and Police Chief Al Bockelman were called to the VFW hall here early Saturday after discovery of a theft of an estimated $300 in cash and checks. The thief (or thieves) gained entrance through the back door of the building, which is located on East State street here. It is possible the door had been unlocked from the inside or left unlocked by error. After entering the 'building, the culprit went downstairs, forced a door leading into the club dining room-dance floor, then used a bar to force a door leading to the bar. The money and checks were taken from the bar room. The theft occurred sometime after the place was closed at 2 a.m. Saturday. A cleaning detail remained until that time following a party at the hall. Rites Held For C. Hanselman At LuVerne / Funeral services for Charlie F. Hanselman, 83, a retired LuVerne farmer, were held Sunday at 2 o'clock at Zion Evangelical Lutheran church. Rev. Allen Rudow officiated. Demos Set Up Women's Unit A meeting of the Kossuth County Democratic Central Committee has been called for Monday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Algona Hotel, by F. M. (Zip) Koons, county chairman. Mrs. Mary Jane Dugan of Burt (IBS been, named as chairwoman of the Pomdcratic Women's League for the county, and will be in charge of special women's activities, it was also announced. Mrs. Rutfe JJuj?Ihuj-t of Swea City was named p co-chairwoman. Fowler's Store Announces A Disposal Sale Announcement is made this week by C. V. Fowler that the store he has operated here for some years is going put of business and a complete closing out sale will get underway Thursday. The store will be closed all day Wednesday in preparation for the event, detailed in full on page 6 of section two in today's Upper Des Moines. Mr Fowler said that he and his wife, who has assisted in the store's operation, have no definite plans for the future, but intend to take a long-awaited vacation after final disposal of merchandise is completed. Mr Fowler was for many years associated with Sears Roebuck, and later in business at Mankato, before coming to Algona. Te D-M Hospital Eugene Scheme! returned to Res Moines, Monday, for a checkup of several days at Methodist hospital there, Joe Wadleigh accompanied him as a companion, Burial was at LuVerne cemeterj; with the Blake funeraj home, in charge. A patient at the Sisson nursing home in Humboldt for the past month, Mr. Hanselman died there Thursday. He is survived by his wife, two sons and three daughters. His children are Arthur of Clear Lake, Charles of LuVerne, Airs. George Furstenau of Geneseo, IH.,i Mrs. William Cook of Tucson Ariz., and Mrs. Ray Johnson of Algona. Also surviving are six grandchildren and'11 great-grandchildren. Mr. Hanselman was born in Germany and came to this country in 1884, 'settling at LuVerne. He 83 Honor Roll Students Past Quarter, A.H.S. Eighty-three students at Algona senior high won spots on the scholastic honor roll for the period ending March 30, Principal Elgin Allen announces. Honor roll students by classes follow — those with an asterisk (*) in front of their names had straight A averages. Seniors Bob Boldridge, Dave Culbertson, Garry Graham, Lynn Kuerk, Jim Stanton, Katherine Feaster, *Marianna Rieken, Jackie Rowley, Susan Schultz, and Brigitta Whittemore. Juniors Alan Bode, *Glenn Buchanan, Gary Colwell, *Tim Dailey, Bill Evers, Dennis Helmke, *Alan Holt, Richard Hutchins, Lance Johnson, Gary Kelley, Danny McConnell, John Phillips, Richard Pratt, John Schutter, Tom Waller, Jack Williams, Kay Agena, Jane Faber Charyl Cook, Ann Haase, Caro Kenyon, Linda Percival, Janice Ringsdorf, Sharon Smith, Joan Ward, Pat Conn, and Barb Boyd. Sophomores Doug Barr, Michael Graham David Hanselman, Bill James Larry Pratt, * Jerry Raney, Rich ard Slobe, Bruce Sundet, Dave Wildin, Sig Wood, Trudy Bartholo mew, Marilyn Black, * Jodie Chally Betty Holt, Barb Kuchenreuther *Marlys Lupkes, Marv Miller, Judy Hunger, Corliss Rupp, Ann Seger Delthea Shierk, Sally Steele, Vick Steil and Kay Moulton. Freshmen David Agena, Richard Apple Norman Benson, Russell Bode Bruce McCullough, Bob Martin Rodney Ricklefs, Sandy Schenck Trudy Alt, Janet Angle, Jean Christiansen, Marilyn Deal, Penny Dpdds, Dorene Funk, Jane Geilen •feld, Marilyn Harris, Hopkins Jackie^. Jo -Kinden, Maureen .0 Brien, Gayle Phillips, Diane Smitt arid Ann Wilson. Will Make Test Of 'Fee' Case In Court 2 Charged With Theft Of Locker Plant Beef was married there Martha Ristau. in 1907 to Edw. J. Sfuder Of Corwith, 86, Rites April 7 Edward J. Studer, 86, retired farmer and longtime Corwith businessman and cily officer, died Thursday at St. Ann hospital. The funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Catholic church at Corwith, with Father Thomas O'Toole officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery at Wesley. Mr. Studer was born July 16, 1875, at Iowa Falls, the son of Joseph and Mary (Hofer) Studer. He grew to manhood on a farm near. Wesley. In 1898 he was married to Clara Lease and they farmed near Wesley and then near Corwith until 1910. He then established the Corwith meat market which he operated until his retirement. He served in a number of city offices while he was active. Mrs. Studer died in 1949. He is survived by three sons, Maurice at Garner, Vernon in Des Moines and Wilbur of Corwith, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Andrew Engels, St. Cloud. Minn., and a brother, Leo, St. Joe, Minn. He was preceded in death by a son, Louis, five brothers and a sister. Casket bearers were William Erdman, George Gaskill, Rufus Welter, John Bacock, Ben Widen and Arnold Stuflick. Boughton Funeral Home of ,Britt was in charge of arrangements. Drive-In Theotrt The Algona Drive-In will reopen this Thursday night, Manager Ray Marshalifown Crash Claims Algonan's Life Funeral services for Duane Harold Anderson, 26, Algona construction worker, were held at Decorah Saturday morning. Burial was also at Decorah. Mr. Anderson, whose wife and three children, including two boys, one four weeks old, the other l>/ 2 years old, and a girl, 3, lived here, was employed on a construction project at Marshalltown when he was killed in a one-car crash there at 12:15 a.m. Thursday. Anderson was alone in his auto at the time of the crash. He apparently missed a corner in a quiet residential area and the auto slammed into the home of Dr. and Mrs. B. L. Trey. According to estimates, the house sustained $5,000 damage. Anderson was alive following the crash, but was trapped in the vehicle for 45 minutes before officers could free him from the wreckage. He died at a Marshalltown hospital about four hours later. He succumbed to internal injuries. Dr. and Mrs. Trey were asleep in their home at the time of the tragedy, and thought the furnace had exploded. Instead, the noise resulted when the auto wrecked a solarium on the house and pushed a wall in two feet. It was reported here that Mrs. Anderson and her three small children plan to live with her parents at Dorchester. Besides his wife and children Mr. Anderson is survived by his parents at Decorah. Langfitt has announced. Full details elsewhere ij» today's UDM. 'L&vslaJi, Burt Seniors On Skip Day Trip Burt — Supt. and Mrs. Harold Martin and Mr. and Mrs. Vern Shipler acted as chaperones on the annual Skjp Day for members of the senior class. The class spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Minneapolis Members of the class attending were — Puane Willrett, Larry Westling, Pennis Meister, Roger Layrenz, Keith Mitchell, George Patterson, Linda Ackerman, Evelyn Cherlaad, Audrey Gardner, Parole Wiener, Pat Long, Deanna Bernau, Janet Black, Claudia Moore, Joyce Angus and Cheryl Two men, William Leininger and Paul Gebken, were bound over to district court following preliminary hearings on a charge of larceny in Justice Delia Welter's court here this week. Gebken's bond, set at $1,000, and Leininger's bond, set at $500, was furnished. The pair allegedly stole a hind quarter of beef from the Lotts Creek Locker and the beef was valued in excess of $20. The meat was owned by Nick Gengler of Lotts Creek. Informations in the matter were filed by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who apprehended Gebken Friday at Spirit Lake, assisted by Dickinson county authorities! He was returned here for the hearing. The Lighter vs. Lighter divorce case was settled when Judge Joseph Hand awarded the defendant a divorce from the plaintiff. A petition and cross petition had been filed in the matter earlier. Under the provisions of the decree, the defendant is granted custody of a minor daughter, with the plaintiff to contribute to the care, support, education and med- ical attention of the child, said support to be $200 per month from now until Sept., 1965, then $150 per month; the defendant also receives a home, 1959 auto and household goods. The plaintiff retains the Algona Reminder and Estherville Shopper, a 1955 station wagon, two life insurance policies and personal belongings. The plaintiff is to pay obligations of both and is also to pay for the defendant's attorney. Two men, Pat Murphy and William J. Norland, were fined $300 and costs each following OMVI convictions. Appeal bond in both matters was set at $500. One new case was filed. Iowa Home Mutual Casualty Co. is plaintiff and Kenneth J. Krause, Duane Widdel and others are defendants in a matter that grew out of a mishap June 25, 1960. The insurance company claims a policy issued by it did not cover an auto involved in the crash and therefore alleges it is in no way obligated to provide a defense for the defendants in a case now on file in Cook county, 111. a state 'examiner courthouse offices Frank Mulligan Rites Monday At Bancroft Bancroft — Frank Mulligan, 69 succumbed to a heart attack a his home here, about 6 p.m. las Friday. Funeral services were held at St. John's Catholic church in Bancroft at 9:30 a.m. Monday with Msgr. J. H. Schultes officiating, and burial was in the church cemetery. Garry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Mulligan recently retired 'rom his position with the county ASC office as a corn sealer, and lad recently been a patient in the Estherville hospital. In his earlier ife he farmed in the Bancroft irea and was widely known and highly respected. He came to Ban- roft at the age of 12 and was educated there. In his earlier life he was in the railroad mail service. He was born t Eagle Grove. Surviving are his wife and eight Children: Thomas of Minneapolis; )r. Patrick Mulligan, Washington, D.C.; Kenneth and Arthur of Ban- ^roft; Mrs. Robert Borris (Maxne), of California; Mrs. Bob \Ienke (Marjory), Bancroft; Mrs. Villiam Fuchs (Monica), Littleton, Colo.; and Mrs. John Healey Marilyn), Omaha. Sisters surviving are Mrs. Mary 'rankl, Irvington and Mrs. Marjuerite Hayes, Irvington; Mrs. larold Hunt, Denison; Mrs. Rose Ringsdorf, California. Pallbearers were old friends, 'om Cogley, Art Johnson, Art Andy School Vote April Voters in the Algona and Whittemore Independent and Whittemore Rural Independent school district will vote Tuesday, April 24, on the question of wheathcr or not the areas shall be combined into a 'new school district. Voters in the Algona Community district will vote from noon to 7 p.m. at the high school; Whittemore Indcpcn- • dent will vote at the city hall in Whittemore; in the Whittemore Rural Independent they will vote at the home of Earl Elbert, same hours. Ernie Shillington, 'angman and Ed Goche. Algona Woman Fined $50 For Petty Larceny An Algona woman, Mrs. Alex eefer, was fined $50 and cost fol- wing a hearing on a charge of etty larceny in Mayor C. C. hierk's court here Monday. Mrs Reefer was charged after le allegedly stole a package of amburger and a package of heese from a local grocery store, ti other cases heard by the mayor obert Hagg, Algona, paid $5, loud mufflers; Dean Grandgenett, Alona, $5, illegal mufflers, and $10, areless driving; Darrel Downs, Alona, $6, failing to enter a high- ay safely; Kenneth Forburger, /esley, $10, failing to have con- rol; Marvin D. Tripp, Algona, $10, ireless driving; and Arnold Peder- en, Irvington $10, Robert F. Rahe, Ugona, $25, Charles Van Alstine, lint, Mich., $10, and Paul Watnem, ilemme, $5, speeding. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. 3 More File For Off ice As Deadline Nears Three more candidates for public office filed petitions this week, according to Marc Moore, county auditor. Deadline for filing for the primary election in June is midnight tonight (Tuesday), Apr. 10. Rosella Voigt, Democrat, incumbent, filed as county treasurer, Jim Andreasen, Republican, filed as county attorney, and Charles Ostwinkle, Democrat, long-time justice of the peace who has been inactive, filed for that post. Up to presstime today, several contests loomed — with the possibility of more* before the deadline. Here is the list of candidates for county posts: Supervisor — 1st district: Charles Plathe, Democrat, incumbent; 2nd district: Jens Sorensen, incumbent, and Garry McDonald, Democrats, and Ray Beamish, Republican; 3rd district: John Rode, incumbent, and Richard Cosgrove, Republicansy and W. J. Stewart and Ben Siehlmann, Democrats; 4th district: Charles Newel, incumbent, Leo Ramus, Edvald Johnson and Homer McCarthy, Democrats, and Raymond Bergum and Lawrence Newbrough, Republicans. County Attorney — Gordon Winkel, incumbent, Democrat, and Jim Andreasen, Republican. Count Recorder — Clara Walker, incumbent, Democrat. County Treasurer — Rosella Voigt, incumbenji, Democrat. Terms of fifth district supervisor, county sheriff, county auditor and county clerk are not up at this time. Honor LuVerne Man Bernard Wolfe, farmer and land owner from near LuVerne, has been appointed as a commissioner of the Humboldt County Soil Conservation District. He will fill a vacany created by the resiga- tion of Arlo McGowan. Has Statewide Bearing For Outside Work A recent ruling by Iowa's Attorney General, Evan Hultman, that fees collected for lien searches in connection with proposed government corn loans should be turned over to the county as recorder's fees, appears headed for a district court trial. L. E. Linnan, attorney for Mrs. Clara Walker, Kossuth county recorder, said Monday that the right of the county to these earnings would be contested in court. The action, however, will bave to be originated by the state. Mr. Hultman's opinion was turned over to Gordon Winkel, Kossuth county attorney, last week. Work Done Privately Mr. Winkel had requested the ruling after checking the here declared that the 15 cents a name paid Mrs. Walker by the county ASC office for the lien search should be turned in to the county. This work was done by Mrs. Walker not as a county recorder, but as an individual, outside of regular office hours, and without any expense to the county, and it is her contention that they are her private, earnings to which the county has no just-claim, anymore than if they had been earned by baby sitting, farming, or conducting a retail business of her own, outside of regular office hours. . Has Statewide Effect The decision, and\the pending court case, will have far reaching effects in all Iowa counties. A ien search is not a part of the recorder's duties, and in the case of Mrs. Walker she agreed to handle the work in 1960 and 196) when nobody else could be found t« do the job for 15 cents a name, tfany Iowa counties have beej following the same procedure. In 1962 the ASC setup has been altered so that the lien search is no longer a part of the necessary procedure for making corn loans. Hultman's ruling is based on several cases, none of which occurred in Iowa. He cited "Board of Commissioners of Hennepin County, Minn. vs. Dickey" dated 1902; "People vs. Hamilton County", a case from California dated 1894; and "People vs. Van Ness", another California case dated 1889. Mr. Linnan contends none of these cases are in point. Mrs. Walker tackled the job of making- the lien search at the specific request of the ASC office here, and they furnished the list of names, stationery, envelopes, postage and other supplies. Basic Opinion Difference In Mr. Hultman's final paragraph in his ruling, he said "the fees herein were collected by the County Recorder from the county ASC officials under color of office and without statutory authority therefore. Consequently the Recorder is required to account to the County Treasurer for the fees received by her in the performance of the duties for the county ASC office even thought these duties were performed by the Recorder outside of official office hours." In the opinion of Mrs. Walker's counsel, this is a conclusion that merits challenge, and a test case. It is Mrs. Walker's position that this work was not done "under color of office", but as a private individual, and that there is no statutory authority which prohibits any county official from doing extra and private work outside of regular office hours. W.W. I Vets To Meet April] 8 Election of officers will take place, Wednesday evening, April 18, at a meeting of Tall Corn Barracks, Veterans of World War I, it was announced Monday by Milton Norton, adjutant. The meeting will be held at the Legion Hall here, and wives and widows of WW I vets are also invited. Coffee will be served. Pr. R. L. Potter is Barracks commander, and Roy McMahon is quartermaster.

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