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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 24, 1962
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By Russ Waller Anything new developed OH that idea of converting the Algona tity Dump into a new park area . . . with velvety grass and some outdoor grills and 'a few, shade trees . . . and removal of the dump' to some less -conspicuous spot so that it isn't the first thing you meet coming from the north through the state's nice $100,000 intersection. * * * 4TH GRADE COMMENTS: Why did the Yankees trade Mickey Mantle for Aunt Jemima? Because she makes Better Batter! Get it? : Say, this is a good place to eat; there's no gum under the table. « * * There is one scientist who still seems to believe that- life is worth living right here on earth. He is Dr. Edward Purcell, professor of physics at Harvard. His comment: "Space voyages and interstellar rockets belong right where they are — on cereal boxes." ., ' .. * * •' « A State Street observer comments that the. best thing that could happen to local business would be a partial moratorium on the police department's tricycle. Today is the day that voters of the Algona and Whittemore school districts go to the polls to see whether they agree with a proposal to merge the two school areas. Three areas vote, each as independent units, with polls open until 7 p.m. this evening . . . there are always weak spots in any suggested change in school areas w general school curriculum. but usually they are ironed out with time . . .it wasn't too long ago that it ; took eight or nine votes to develop the present Sen- trail Community./ gehool district, combining the Lone Rock, Seneca and Fenton areas. But now, a few years ; later,- most of the, comparatively minor elements of friction and irritation have receded, and Sentral, is rightfully proud of its system and school. If everything was done completely right the first time around we'd be derived of a lot of conversation and argument. * * * Art Kuecker, local roofing man, acquired a new wheelbarrow and with spring work about to begin, figured it was time to see that the rubber front tire was completely inflated. He took the wheelbarrow to a filling station, and there discovered that his new equipment had a solid rubber tire. * * * A telephone caller inquired what the City of Algona ordinances are with regard to construction of outdoor privies within the city limits? A phone call to City Clerk Dave Smith disclosed that there is a city ordinance which requires all plumbing within the city to be hooked up to a sewer if you are within 100 feet of an existing sewer. However, there seems to be one situation where the cost of such a hookup, due to the terrain and a paved street between, would run somewhere around $500 for the property owner. The new privie was allowed. Well, the Seattle World's Fair is off and running , , . and so are the hotel, motel and apartment owners, it would seem. Eviction notices have been served on some 10,000 regular Seattle area tenants to move, so that the real estate owners of the area can double and triple their prices for visitors. The situation was getting so bad that an emergency board was set up to see if something could be done to control the prices at last reports. * *. * If you haven't noticed some of your particular farmer friends around these last few days, don't worry. If you really want to see them, you'll find them in their fields, where spring wort got underway full blast after a few warm and sunny days. * * « Federal bankruptcy court officials, probing the causes for a big increase in petitions of voluntary bankruptcy, have condensed the reasons inw three disastrous ^gona tapper ©e* Jfflote fOP . • , ^ ^ ESTABLISHED 1865 ** Mcoad elm matte* M th« poitetttet hi Algo**, Iowa, Nov. t 1933. under Act of ContfreM of MaroB >, 18W, AtOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 1962 3 SECTIONS - 22 PAGES VOL. 97 - NO. 16 County Farms In Program 1 — Credit buying of an extensive nature; 2 TV Trips to small loan companies; 3 ^ unforseen cuts in income or expensive illnesses that follow. Famous Ljst you W TJ« most dangerous pile Js the ons in Awards Night For Cubs Honor 21 Scouts It was "Awards' Night" for a host of Algona Cub Scouts, Tuesday of last week at the Bryant school here. The following awards were presented by Miles Sloriiker, awards :hairman, after opening ceremon- es had been handled by Allen Taylor from Den 1, arid Ted Charles, Cub Master, Pack 70: Bob C?t Award — Robert Knud;en. Wolf Badges — Mark Nitchals, )aniel McGuire, Charles Cassel. Michael Schneider. Lion Badge — Gary Weishaar. 1 Silver Arrow — Anthony Hauer, Jon Sjogren. Bear Badge — Jerry Simpson, Verlin Haar. Service Star — Pat Nugent. 2nd Yr. Service Star — Bob ;ent. Lion, Gold Arrow and 4 Silver — )avid Lowman, Dean Lowman. 3 Year Perfect Attendance — David Bilyeu, David Riley, Dean mith, Mark Snyder, Mike Missal. )uane Hunt. 2 Year Perfect Attendance — David Beisell. Den 4, Mrs. James Whittemore Den Mother, won the attendance trophy for parents. Skits were also resented by Den 4, Den 2 with Urs. Gant, Den Mother, and Mrs. ipple of Den 8. As a closing ceremony a tribute was paid to Den 3, the Webelos Den, with the following leaving to become Boy Scouts: David Bilyeu, Dean Smith, Duane Hunt, Mark Snyder, Mike Missal and David Riley. . A Pack 70 skating party is planned for May 11. Farmer Seeks $2000 For Pigs Claimed Sick A damage case and two account cases were filed in district court here this week. George Jesse, plaintiff, seeks $2,000 from Kenneth Brandt, defendant, as a result of the alleged death of 30 pigs and veterinary fees. The plaintiff purchased eight small pigs from the defendant Jan. 9, 1961 and it is alleged the pigs had rhinites, which was in turn contracted by small pigs •farrowed on the plaintiff's farm. A total of 30 pigs died or had to be destroyed. The Northern Lumber Co. is plaintiff in the account matters. The lumber firm seeks $137.57 from Mr. and Mrs V. E. Hazelhoff and $53.48 from Mr. and Mrs. Paul Henrickson, in separate matters. Tall Corn Vets Name Commander Kossuth County Tall Corn Barracks of the veterans of World War I recently elected officers for 1962. Commander is Dr. F. L. Potter. Others elected are; August J. Pergande, sr. vice commander, J. B. Asa, jr. vice commander, Lyle Steele, chaplain, Roy McMahon, quartermaster, Milton Norton, adjutant, J. D. Lowe, judge advocate, and Vallo Naudain, Ray McWhorter and Otto Harlan, trustees. Oliver B. Tweeten, sixth district commander from Forest City, spoke on impending legislation for World War 1 veterans in Congress and advised the 60 members of the local organization to contact their congressman on the bills, Reading Contest Winners, Lakota Lakota — Winners in the reading contes.t which started March 3 and ended April 14, at the Lakota Library, were Gloria Geilenfeldt in the girls division with 104 books read for an average of 17 a week, and Paul Peterson in the boys. He read 49 books, an average of 8 a Cooper, Alberts To Face Murder Charge In Court Two • Algona men, Bernard Cooper and Lyle Alberts, will go on trial next Monday and Tuesday, each Individually charged with murder in the • first degree. But before we go any .farther on this, we had best tell you that the charges will be filed as part of the annual Senior Law Day, during which seniors from all area high schools are invited in to watch a mock trial. The event is being sponsored by the Kossuth Bar Association, in cooperation with the office of the County Supt. of Schools, A. M. Quintard. Mr. Cooper will be the defendant on Monday, Mr. Alberts on Tuesday. Each session will get underway, about 9 a.m. in the court room in the Kossuth court House. G. W. Stillman will lend reality to the Monday morning session by presiding, while J. II. Andreasen and V. L. Mc- Clnre will be the ' attorneys representing the state. Tuesday's judge has yet for be named, but the attorneys t for the state, after the Alberts scalp, will be L. W. Nitchals , and Eldon Winkel. However the defendants will not be cast entirely to the wolves. Defending Cooper on Monday will be David Shum- , way and Leo Cassel. Defending Alberts on Tuesday will be Joe Straiib and Russell Bu- j chanan. About 178 seniors arc expected at the Monday session, and 181 at the Tuesday "trial." LuVerne Hosts Spring Rally Of Lutherans Zion Lutheran church of Lu- Verne will host the spring rally of the Algona Zone L.L.L. May 6. The rally will start at 8 p.m. with a business meeting and election of officers. Candidates for office are as follows: Vice president, Frank Jurgens, West Bend and Robert Ollenburg, Garner; secretary, E. S. Wittkopf, Algona and Milton Espe, Whittemore; treasurer, Hugh Shirk, LuVerne and Glen Schultz, Livermore;.pastoral advisor, Rev. A. A. Rudow, Lu- Verne, and Rev. R. D. Eckleman, Cylinder. Wm. Hantelman of Fenton will move to the office of president. Retiring officers are: president, Elmer Maahs, Whittemore; secretary, Edgar Meyer, Algona; treasurer, Frank Seely, Fenton; pastoral advisor, Rev. 21eo Kautsch, Whittemore. Mr. Raymond Wehrspaifn of Ottosen is currently serving as membership secretary. Lee Holt, Spencer, automobile dealer will deliver the main address on "Christian Principles in Business". S-City Station Broken Into, Cash Stolen An unestimated amount of money was taken from a cigaret machine in the Pulver Standard service station at Swea City during the night Wednesday, Apr. 18. The break-in was investigated by Marshal Jack Stouder, Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and the highway patrol. Employees discovered the burglary when the station was opened for business Thursday. Entrance to the building was made after a window in the front of the structure was broken and the cigaret machine was badly damaged as the culprits smashed their way to the coin box. An attempt was also made to pry open the cash register, but efforts failed and there was nothing, else reported missing from the station. Patty kewis was second and Debbie Steeker third in the girls group, and Mifce Sleeker second and Brian Hamilton third in the Division. Honor Students Will Be Feted By Three Clubs Three Algona service clubs, Lions, Rotary and KiwanSs, will fete students from Garrigan and Algona high school at an Honor Students Banquet at Garrigan high school next Tuesday, May 1, 6:30 p.m. Featured speaker will be Clarence "Skip" Westphal, world traveler and lecturer from Manson. Subject of his talk will be "Challange of The Caribbean". He will be assisted by his wife who travels with him and they will use stories, colored slides and. recordings in telling of their visit to islands in the Caribbean, .during the past winter. Paxson To Preside Charles Paxson, Algona, head of ihe Credit Bureau of Kossuth County, will preside this week at the annual meeting of the Iowa Collectors Assn' of which he ts president. The meeting is being icld at Hotel Kirkwood, Des Moines. Demo Coffees, GOP Breakfast Slated Here , The first week in.May county a'ctivity in both major political camps. The democrats earlier announced a series of county coffees and an evening rally, for Wednesday, May 2, with state candidates to be present. Now the republicans have countered with a 6th district rally to begin at 7:30 a.m. in Algona, with a breakfast at the VFW here, and a tour then to proceed to Spirit Lake and other county seats in the district, winding up at Sioux City. This is being sponsored by the Iowa Council of Republican Women, and will be a "candidates caravan." Thus, it appears that nearly all state candidates will be in the county on either Wednesday or Thursday of next week. Democrats will open their Wednesday program with 8 a.m. coffee at the Algona Hotel, followed by "coffees" at 10 a.m. at Whittemore, noon with lunch at Swea City, 2 p.m. at Lakota, 4 p.m. at Burt, and climaxed with an evening rally at the Bancroft Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. followed by light refreshments. Three Algerians Bound Over On OM VI Charges Three Algona men, Harold May, Thomas Klindt and Lloyd Steinman, were bound over to district court following preliminary hearings on charges of OMVI in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court here Saturday morning. May was arrested on South Moore street and the charge was a second offense. Bond was set at $500 and was not furnished. He was also fined $5 and costs for driving without a valid driver's license. , Klindt was arrested on State street and his bond, set at $350, was furnished. Steinman was also arrested here, his bond set at $500 and furnished. The three will appear in district court later. Many speeders were arested by patrolmen and city police. Those vho appeared and paid fines were Charles Hanson, Des Moines, $15; Donald Erdman, $10; Robert Lewis, Waterloo, $5; Harry Lewis, Jr., Uassgow, Mo., $9; Fred Bandow, Istherville, $5; Norvel Mitchell, airfield, .$6; John Schroer, Vorthington, Minn., $8; and John oderlund, Ruthven, $13. Ernest Gales, Livermore, truck verload, $10; , Donald Johnson, orwith, drinking on the highway, 10; Hattie Robinson, Bancroft, legal passing, $10; John Kruse, Vesley, improper right turn, $10; Bernard Plemel, LuVerne, care- ess ^driving, $5; Michael Gilbert, Algona, following too closely, $5; immie Shipler, Burt, stop sign, 5; and Fred Duerr, Algona, facing o yield the rightHof-way,'$5.> <. Yalgene;*W.estling, sBurt,"' 1 Dale Hartiiesf West Bend,'Johri'Strayer Algdna, -Dennis Miller, West B.end and Donald Krebsbach, Bancroft each paid $5 for illegal mufflers. City police have been ordered to rack down on muffler violators. Court costs were paid in addition o fines. O strums Wed 50 Years Mrs. Smith Dies At Swea City; Rites Pending Mrs. Anna Belle Smith, 73, died at 2 a.m. Monday at her home in Swea City. Her son, Gifforcl, found her body at 8 a.m. Funeral services for Mrs. Smith are pending at the Barnes Funeral Home at Swea City. She was born Feb. 7, 1889 and was the widow of the late Elmer Smith, who died in 1961. She is survived by her son, Gifford, Swea City; two daughters, Mrs. Harold Evans, Albert Lea, Minn., and Mrs. Claude Haag, Swea City; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Seylar, Swea City, and Mrs. Laura Randall, Tacoma, Wash.; a brother, William Rider, nine grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Wedding Licenses Four wedding licenses were issued by County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to the following couples: Apr. 16 •Maurice L. Krebsbach and Virginia M. Miller; Apr. 18 — Charles Reaper and Olive Hansen; Apr. 19 — George E. Miller and Margie Thompson; and Apr. 23 James Berte and Alona Kinne. New Car, Truck Sales Total 28 Past Two Weeks Sales of new cars and trucks totaled 28 in Kossuth county during the past two weeks, Chevrolet — R. E. Schmidt, Jr., Lone Rock, pickup; M. J. Anderson, Buffalo Center; C. E. Dornbier, Wesley; L. J. Trenary, Bancroft; E. M. Marlow, Burt; E. J. Haynes, Wesley; Whittemore Hatchery, Whittemore; Vern Lunn, Swea City; C. E. Harmon, Algona, truck; K. E. Farrell, Whittemore; R. F. Frink, Whittemore; G. G. Harmon, Whittemore; J. C. Schemmel, Bancroft; and Robinson Const. Co., Algona. Ford — H. E. Willmert, Elmore; C. W. Asche, Titonka; W. J. Bradley, Algona; M. E. Ellingson, Ottosen, pickup; R. A. or Jennette Burris, Algona; and Universal Mfg. Co., Algona. Olds — Helen Mikes, Algona; W. R. Phelps, Swea City; and David Farrow, Ledyard. Mercury — Renetta Fandel, Algona; F. H. or Goldie Erickson, Algona; and D. J. or Donna Clarken, Buffalo Center. Chrysler — W. A. Kennedy, Bancroft. Pontiac — J. W. or Alma Madden, Fenton. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ostrum of Algona will Observe their golden wedding anniversary this Sunday, April 29, with a family dinner, followed by an open house at their home from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. All friends and .relatives are invited to attend the open house and the Ostrums request no gifts. Mr and Mrs Ostrum were married April 30,1912 at Fairbanks, Iowa, and have been residents of Algona for the past 49 years. They have a son, Ed, who lives in Minnesota. (Glenn's, Studio Photo — UDM Engraving) Falls From Pony Bancroft — Eileen Merron, daughter of Mr and Mrs George Merron, fell on a bolt in a wagon hitch and cut a large gash in her County Medical Society Okays Oral Polio Plan At a meeting of the Kossuth County , Medical Society held Monday, Apr. 23, a program for administration of Sabin oral poliomyelitis vac. cine, was discussed, and ap- vi proved. It was felt that such a program would best be held sometime next fall under direct supervision of the Kossuth County Medical Society. Information available in d i c a t e s such programs are not advisable during the summer months because of the high incidence of Intestinal viral infections which interfere with the effectiveness of the vaccine. Sipce part of the effectiveness of the vaccine depends on nearly complete population coverage, summer absences must be considered also. It is recommended by public health authorities that the Salk injectuble vaccine be continued for the present. As . plans proceed, the Kossuth County Medical Society will publish further information as available. Federal Flight Officials Here To Give Tests Federal Aviation Administra tion authorities from Des Mpines will be at the Algona" 'Airpor Wednesday, Apr. 25, to give written and flight tests. Anyone in the area wishing to take tests should report to the airport by II a.m. According to Wayne Johnson, airport manager, 15 persons had registered for the written tests jy Sunday and two for the flight .ests for non-commercial pilot's icense. The 65 members of the local fly- ng club come from Algona, Swea City, Bancroft, Tltonka, Rolfe, Somers, Britt, LuVerne, Livermore, West Bend, Corwith, Hum- >oldt, Whittemore and Emmetsburg. Fly-ins during the month of April have been logged from Mancato, Minn., Champaign, 111.; Kansas, Columbus, Neb.; Minor Mishap Brings Charge Charges of failing u> yield the right-of-way were filed against an Algona driver, Elsie M. Lindeman, 61, after her auto and a car driven by Hans Oppedal, 56, Webster City, collided at the intersection of highways 18 and 169 north of Algona. The Lindeman auto was headed south, turning east, and the Oppedal car was headed east at the time of the crash. Damage to the vehicles totaled $250, according to Patrolman Dick Pedersen who investigated. Spring Program The annual Jr. high Spring Program will be held Wednesday, May 2, at 8 p.m. in the Algona high school auditorium. A variety of selections, conducted by Willard Snustad. No admission thigh which required 50 stitches, will be charged. 29 State and National Press i Awards Nat'l Editorial Ass'n Annual Better Newspaper Contests Second Place Nat'l Editorial "General Excellence" and Des Moines, Ames and Boone. Fever Arrives, Spring, That Is Spring really arrived in Kossuth county this week (about a month late, according to the calendar) as temperature readings soared upward and strong winds moved into the area. The winds, which were of the warm variety for a change, began to dry up the soil and made it possible for field work to be done without the mud gumbo of the past few weeks. High temperature reading during the week, and also high for 1962, was 82 degrees Saturday. The low mark, 29 degrees, was hit twice, Apr. 19-20. Here are the week's statistics: H .60 Apr. 18 Apr. 19 61 Apr. 20 46 .82 .66 Apr. 21 Apr. 22 Apr. 23 72 Apr. 24 — L 35 29 29 42 41 35 41 R .19 Tr. Two Cars Crash Near Swea City A total of $300 damage resulted when autos driven by Merton A. McKean, 42, Armstrong, and Terry G. Cockrum, 19, Little Cedar, collided seven miles west of Swea City on highway 9 at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Cockrum was charged with following too closely by Patrolman Dick Pedersen who investigated. Both vehicles were headed west at the time of the crash. The Cockrum auto struck the other from the rear. There were no personal injuries reported. 14 Percent Of Kossuth Land Is Diverted Of the 3,287 farms in Kossuth county, 2,603 or 79% of all farms, will participate in the Federal government's 1962 feed grain program, it was stated Monday by the county ASC office here. This represents on increase of participation of 1.2% by Kossuth farmers and farm operators. The county ASC office has already issued in cash payments to the farmers their first half payments for idling land under the program, and this totals $1.350,291.17 according to Curtis P. Haahr, office manager of the ASC heifs. Feed grain certificates for the redemption of grain, also called payment in kind, have been issued to farmers who requested it, and total value of these certificates is $96,548.97. 77,952 Acres Diverted Kossuth is in the same trend as s noted in other counties of Iowa and Minnesota in the feed grain (reduction area. All counties, or most of them, are showing a reater participation in 1962 than n 1961. Mr. Hahhr pointed out that the total base acreage on these feed jrain farms is 245,017 acres, which is the average amount of acres hi corn or grain sorghum in 1959 and 1960. Farmers of the county this year have signed up 31% of this base, or 77,952 acres, for diversion. This represents laying idle for 1962 a total of 14% of the total cropland in Kossuth County. The actual percentage total of signup is 79.2%. The last payment for controlling feed grain production by reducing total acreages planted will be made sometime this fall after compliance has been checked. Neighboring counties show like sign-ups. Emmet has a 78% signup, Winnebago a 79% sign-up, and Palo Alto is even higher with an 81% sign-up. See Big Surplus Cut In the opinion of most experts, the substantial reduction in grain feeds acreage planted will take a good cut into the present surplus. Despite the nearly perfect weather conditions of last year, and a re- sultingly good yield, the surplus was reduced. With an even greater participation this year, a further reduction in excess grain under storage can be expected by the early part of 1963. And that, of course, is the' purpose of the program — to endeavor to bring supply and demand into better balance without subjecting the farmer to the vagaries of an open market glutted with feed grain and a resulting disaster price for the producer of the grain. While the program is open to criticism in some respects, it evidently meets with reasonable approval and cooperation from a large majority of farmers themselves. In the meantime, Congress is studying further, long-range action on farm programs. Algona Teacher Gets 8-Week Scholarship Mrs. Hazel Markovetz, 6th grade teacher at Lucia Wallace school here, is recipient of an eight week summer scholarship from the University of North Dakota at Fargo. Subject areas covered will be biology and earth science. The eight-week school will entail two-week orientation on the University campus followed by four weeks of study and laboratory work on Lake Ashtabula, two weeks extensive study and field trips to the Badlands and Duluth for a study of mining and forestry. Off To Europe Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lowe of Al- goiia left Saturday on a three- month tour of Europe. They are slated to ship out on the Queen Elizabeth from New York and will visit England, Ireland, Scotland, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany and Italy.

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