The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 3, 1957 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 3, 1957
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January 3,1957 gtoona tipper January 3,19S? Januaty tit. C. C. Shierk, mayor, and new councilmen, Eugene Furst, Leon Laird, Arnie Elbert, John Dreesman and B, P. Richardson, and the only returning councilman, Vic Parsons, sworn in by City Clerk Ivy Scuffham.... Funeral services for Rev. A. E. English held Jan. 2 Armed robbery attempt at Burt Hotel foiled .... Bob James, 73, Algona druggist for 40 years, died of heart attack at Las Cruces, New Mex- while on trip Former Gov. Dan Turner booked for NFO speech here Algona veterinarian, Dr. J. B. Winkel, sold business and property after 24 yearr practice Dan Turner flays Secretary Benson and rills fo; emergency action at National Farmers meeting in Algona ... Kossuth county "Eat More Pork" campaign set.... First meeting ol Algona city council lasts five hours. , • I Chicago £ Northwestern freight train sliced truck Ui two at Gerled, driver uni/ijured .... 1140 farmers sign,up as NFO member? lu 48 hours .... Dacken estate field $25,000 sui.t over fatal J:r-uck- car crash which occurred near Burt in summer of 1955; Clifford Holding and Gordon Gifford, defendants Lakota's girls t and Burt's boys winners of county basketball titles .... Casey Loss, Kossuth state representative/ announced candidacy for re-election on Democratic ticket Chester C. Call, 79, son of Algona pioneer, Ambrose A. Call, died at Kansas City Doug Meyer, Algona center, breaks local scoring record with 34 ' point spree as team loses, 69-68, to Eagle Grove February Cliff Behrends, 21, Lone Rock, killed in airplane crash on William Madsen, Sr. farm, six miles northeast of Algona; William Madsen, Jr., passenger in plane, injured seriously Three 16- year old girls and two teen-age boys from St Paul taken into Custody by Sheriff Ralph Lind- hbrst following 36-hour ride in stolen car.... Over seven tons of ham sold during first week of "Eat Mone Pork" campaign in county.... First annual report of progress section appeared in UDM .... Botsford Lumber Co. has grand opening in new lumberyard... .Carl H. Paetz, 66, lifelong resident of Plum Creek township d^ed pf heart attack Ray Laabs, 33, Lone Rock, named outstanding young farmer of 1055 by AJgona JayCees The Weather moderated during the week and everyone in the area appreciated it 20 Air Force Reservists supposed to be in Florida for three days, finally make it home in seven ... .Doug Meyer ups scoring record to 45 points for Algona as Bulldogs rip Humboldt, 88-65; also team scoring record ,,.. B 1 a z e s at Whittemore, Burt and Swea City cause over $30,000 damage .... Site for Algona's new radio station, KLGA, purchased.... Eight Eagle Scouts given recognition in Algona Farewell party held at St. Benedict for Father C. A. Ahmann, priest there since 1947 who was transferred to Arcadia .... Appreciation Day stage show, sponsored by UDM and several business firms to be held March 2 .... Algona and Burt took sectional basketball titles with wins in the class A and B finals at Titonka. March March entered like a lamb with the cooperation of the weather Fire burned the entire roof off the home of Mrs Emma Paetz nine miles northeast of Algona .... Plans progressing for new St. Cecelia's high school building A Whittemore couple, Mr and Mrs Cart Ostwald, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary, March 3.... Burt's outstanding cage team knocked out of district meet, 69-61 by demons; end season with 24-3 mark.... A former Algona youth, Rodney Bennett, 18, killed while on army duty in Europe Arnold Wagner, 53, Whittemore, frozen during blizzard near West Bend .... Annual 4-H Day held in Algona, Mar. 10 .... Balloting underway for queen of Charity Ball in Algona. Fire damage heavy in blaze at Ray Haugen home at Hobarton .... Barry's Recreation, Algona, sold to Larry Knoll of Charles City .... Algona drops out of district meet as Carroll downs Bulldogs, 89-64; end with 12-10 record; Meyers ends season with record 449' points ... .Bids let for new Lucia Wallace addition; total $110,540; Woodruff - Evans, Ft. Dodge, general contractor Plans for Industrial Development Corp. announced in Algona — Baseball squads in county begin practice — William S. Ankenbauer, 47, Algona, kills self with .410 near, Livermore.... T e n queen candidates for Charity Ball selected; winner to be chosen at ball in April.... Several more snow storms hit county; thaws Quickly •••• Churches announce Easter week schedules — Mr and Mrs Gail Towne, Algona, hit fishing jackpot while in Florida. April County schools, including Algona high and St. Cecelia's, begin outside baseball practice.... Grant school vote no on merger plans — Drive-In Theater robbed by pair toting shotguns; 7956 Kossuth County^Year Passes /n Review Ridiculous Days A Wow! One of the weirdest, and also most successful promotions ever Algona business places, Ridiculous Days, were presented here Friday and Saturday, July 13 artd 14. Several of the men who played roles in the venture are shown here. They are, standing, left to right, Phil Diamond, Brail Wright, Roy Bjustrom and Chuck Hinken. Seated are Gene Cook arid Ed Wolf. Wright was chairman of the promotion committee which was responsible for the promotion. Algona's business district was jammed with customers from all over this part of the state during the two days. Stores offered bargains galore, not only inside, but also at counters erected on the sidewalks. Among other features, a tug-of-war between men on the north side of the main street and those from the south side was held Friday morning. Crazy get-Ups were a mark of the event, not only on business men and clerks, but also on 1 many townspeople who went right along with the idea. Other gala business promotions featured during the year included the Band Festival and Turkey Day. One of Many Good Neighbors Good neighbor acts are a specialty in this area, and again during the past year there were many instances when aid offered by neighbors came in mighty handy. One such good neighbor act was provided by the friends of Leo Miller, when 20 men gathered and picked 70 acres of corn and hauled it to the Pioneer seed plant. The men who did the work at Miller's are shown above. They are, back row, left to right, Leo Miller, Joe Beck, Robert Harrison, Tom Sampson, Guy Carlson, Clifton Benschoter, Ted Hoover, Jr., Arlen Benschoter, Chris Miller and Duane Hanna. Front row, left to right, George Olsen, Ralph Archibold, Kent Hoover, Chris Young, Chester Albright, Sylvan Hanna, Ted Hoover, Sr., and Merlin Hoover. As was the case in all similar deeds, wives of the men who did the work in the field prepared the noon meal and afternoon coffee. New Academy Planned Here taken while many witnesses held at bay.... County Democrats name 46 delegates 'to state convention during county presidential convention at courthouse By a margin of only 25 votes, the Sentra! school $450,000 bond issue was defeated for the third time High school and academy both open baseball season with shutout wins Algona Home Show, first in history, opened April 20; huge crowds witnessed event. The Upper Des Moines won first place in best advertising idea bracket of Iowa Press Association contest for meat-type hog series of ads, sponsored by Western Buyers; 18th general excellence award won by this newspaper Two Fort Dodge men arrested for drive-in theater robbery and sentenced to 25-year3 each Moisture count 50% shy in Kossuth, farmers worried about crop outlook. Tornado Strikes! Mr and Mrs Donald Bormann in LuVerne township we're awakened about 5:15 one Sunday morning last June by a strange roar and the sound of high winds and hail. They didn't wait to look around, instead heading for the basement. It was a good thing they did, for a small tornado hit their farm, which is located north of LuVerne, and racked up the damage shown here. The machine shed was demolished, the TV antenna twisted, windows, shattered in the home and the basement door ripped off, but left the house and other buildings intact. The same storm reached tornadic proportions in the Mason City and Pocahontas areas. A strip about a mile wide in the area surrounding the Bormann farm suffered severe hail damage during the storm. May Four teenagers, including three from Algona, injured when car hit bridge.... Sentral school to vote on school fourth time, June 8 .... UDM installs new Fairchild Scan-A-Graver for production of newspaper cuts Democrats hold old-fashioned, box social -\with many candidates present in the Legion Hall at Bancroft.... Donald Klocke, 20, injured seriously when he walked into side of moving auto a mile west of Wesley; died later at Rochester to become county's first auto fatality of year. Snap-On Tool Co. took over operation Weidenhoff plant in Algona $519,197 in county road and bridge contracts let by supervisors; included over 42 miles of blacktopping .... Fishing season opened with fine success reported by all... .Goodwill train from Des Moines invades town .... An eye kit, for removal and transfer of eyes, arrived here; purchased for county by several Lions clubs .... Woman's World author, Esther Sigsbee, wins third in National Editorial Association contest; 1,728 entries New residential electric rate for city of Algona announced; water heater rate dropped 20% School commencement, exercises held all over the area.... Lyle Dean Bentley, 5, Titonka, crushed to death by tractor's steering wheel.... Centennial Celebration at West Bend draws big crowds for two days despite cold weather .... Many auto accidents in county, 'but no serious injuries. June County primary vote 30 percent higher than 1954 with 4,200 votes cast by Republican and Democrats; Democrat vote ran 2,600; Charles Plathe defeated incumbent Henry Scheppmann in a red-hot supervisor race .... An Algona store, Rovn's Variety, was ordered into receivership following a request for foreclosure of a chattel mortgage,.. .After 42 years, George Thompson, rural carrier at Ledyard, retires.... Swimmers rushed to Algona's pool the first two days of ' the season to escape the heat; temperature hit 95 June 10 .... Sentral school bond election no vote for fourth time as 1,235 persons go to polls. •'•••' "/*>* -•*-***'• Work on dial telephones progresses in Algona Mgona high school football coach, Jason Lov-, ing, resigns after only one year; to accept assistant's • position at Battle Creek, Mich:.... J.- S. ; Crowell, 83, Algprta, dies, arid /wills over $126,000'in to relatives and friends.'... A I'm o s t three inches of rain June 26 temporarily shattered drouth in Algona area; readings well up in 90s for three weeks.... The county ASC office flooded with farmers wishing to sign up in soil bank.... Bancroft takes Junior Legion county baseball, title with 6-2 win over Algona. July- Winters Dairy Co., Marshalltown, purchased three city milk routes from the Algona Co-Op Creamery and took over their operation.... Nine new teachers hired by Algona Comniunity School District for 1956^57 school year.... Democratic and Republican county convention neld; George Patterson, Burt, has, resolution for 100 percent of parity on livestock turned down by own party, Republican^ then* adopted by Democrats the same night s-> • A small tornado, hail and rain hit LuVerne area .... Eight year old Connie Waite, Fenton, kflled in car - bicycle collision..'.'; .Some wind and hail damage in county for second time in two weeks. ( Continued On Page 3) ..Robbery An armed robbery of Algona's driye-in -theater the evening of April 5 ended unsuccessfully fqr a pair of Fort Dodge men : less than a week later with their ap* prehension by Sheriff ; Ralph Lindhorst, • who is shown here holding the sawed-off shotguns used in the hold-up, a Fort Dodge detective and a state agent. Carl D. Clymer, 25, an4 Anton J. Rodger?, 31', were arrested the night of April 10 in Fort Dodge af t^r n a qujpk tracking, down pf all clues available in the case. ahd Rodjgers held, .14 person's at bay while waving their- shotguns arpund at the theater and escaped with $jl65. The case . was one of. many solved by the local sheriff during the past year, a,s 19^6, marked the clean-up of many criminal apii« vities in this area, . A Political Year An architect's drawing of the proposed new St. Cecelia high school was released late in November. The building as planned, is shown above. According to Msgr. P. P. Gearen, the new building will have eight classrooms, a chemistry lab, two commercial rooms, library, domestic science room and a 44 x 80 foot gym which will seat 1200 persons. The building will be erected north of and connected to the present St. Cecelia school and will face west. The present school will be used as a grade school only, and the present gym will be renovated into a dining room and a new kitchen built between the two buildings. All the latest advancements and modern conveniences available will be installed in the new high school, Political activity was plentiful and Heated in 1C ossuth county prior to *ba l*i»«J tiw*lft» ¥«• t* The election itself provided plenty of excite ment. There were upsets, with w9 COUBM? (" Republican on a national scale and remaining Democrat lor the most part on the county and tickets. Many rallies were held before the election. O ne of the country's most prominent political flgufHh Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota, who is shown in the above photo with. K>. "~ ™ —•«chairman Joe Bradley, center, and Pat Cullen now of Storm Lake, right, appe rally held at the Plantation Ballroom at Whittemore during the campaign 4,000 persons who were in aUswdtaee, The rally at the Plantation, was m

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