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State ftiitoHaal City; Iowa Gi'fcyf ia« Explosion Rips Algona Roller Rink) Dozen Injured Mrs LS. Young To Head Drive Mrs L. S. Young, Algona, will be the Chairman for the 1957 Heart Campaign in South Kossuth County, Dr. J. W. Culbertson, Iowa City, President of the Iowa Heart Association announced today. The Iowa Heart Association, which is affiliated with the American Heart Association, Will conduct its annual fund-raising drive from February 1st through 28th. The campaign will reach a peak on Heart Sunday, February 24th, with a door-to-door collection. This will be the first year lowans will bo able to contribute voluntarily directly to the Heart Fund. During the past several years, it has been partially supported through . the Christmas Seal Campaign. A major portion of the funds will be used in Kossuth County and in the state to support local Heart Programs. At least seven person* tf-ef § injured in an explosion which ripped open the inlet- ior of the Siaf Roller Skating rink here At 10:20 p.m. last night. Lefto? Lau, prdptieiof, said thai a Twin Rivet school parly had just left Mild iher* were about 30 people in the fink, which was preparing to close. Most of the injured were sitting down, changing from skates to shoes.. The explosion occurred at Ihe front of the building, tearing out a section ol floor and hurling debris through the ceiling. All Algona ambulances were called, and Doctors Bray, Bourne and Kenefick and others were summoned to treat the injured, who were removed to St. Ann hospital. Injured were Mary Palmer, daughter of Mr and Mrs Paul Palmer; Mickey Culberison. son of the Glen Culberlsons; Lester Leerar; Kay Kern, daughter of Mr and Mrs Melvin Kern; Harold Harjes, Alia, a Visitor at the rink; Louis Dsllman, son of Otto Dallman of Brill; Ruth Schadendorf, Algona, whose parents live at Lone Rock; Dennis Schmidt,' Rodney Priebe; Argyle Pettit; Richard Nelson, and Mrs LeRoy Lau, wife of the proprietor. There may have been others as well. Lau was walking toward the rear door at the time. He said that there had been a smell of gas inside the rink in the afternoon and also last evening, but while it was noticeable it was not disturbing. The force of the explosion was terrific. It knocked down Ihe wooden shelving which held skates and rink equipment and blew a hole in sev* eral parts of the floor. The fire department was Called and firemen took charge until doctors and ambulances arrived io remove the injured. Re*id«fltft in lh« tfdniff said the explosion WM audible through closed d*a«, and was heard a block AW*?. Had the explosion happened a few minute* t&fliet. the entire school group from th« Twin Rivers school at Bods would have be«n inside Ihe rink. , Full extent of ths tnjurlel hod not been determined as this paper went to press, but there were face and neck in* juries, and broken bones, lot several. By Russ Waller, » * * the fights on TV, Wednesday and Friday evenings for the past year, have been of unusual interest for Horace Clapsaddle and Dick Everds. They have had a bet of $1 on each of the fights. How do they pick 'em? Well, Horace just puts his dollar on whoever wears the black trunks, and Dick puts his dollar on whoever wears the white trunks. In one year's time they came within a, couple of dollars of being even, i * * • After Clair Flogstad, 21, was accidentally shot, last Saturday afternoon, it took just 1 \<z hours before he was in Rochester, Minn, undergoing surgery. Within 45 minutes after the mishap (as reported elsewhere) he was in the air on his way. Dr. 'Bray, who was called, phoned the airport, and Manager Stu Albright warmed up the plane, while the injured man Was being rushed to the airport. Albright ran into a snowstorm around Austin, flew low, but in 40 minutes landed the ambulance plane at the Rochester airport, where an ambulance and attendants with transfusion equipment were waiting, and rushed him to surgery. Flogstad is recovering. « * * MAIL BAG: » From Carlisle, Minn. ' a postcard from Lillie Tyever Ronne- vik, who writes: "Last June 2 men from Algona came to the Stavanger Lag at Windom, Minn, and inquired for someone at the Tyever farm. I am the eldesl daughter of Ingebrit Tyever anr" be so happy to get in touch with these relatives." * * • Sunday, Jan. 20, President 'Eisenhower will take his second oath of office. The following day, Jan. 21, the inaugural ceremonies will take place. This brings up some interesting bits of informa tion connected with American history at past inaugurals. 1 George Washington's ceremony had all kinds of ill luck. When the ceremonies were ready, Washington was missing. When he' was found in a side room (in New York City) and conducted to the rostrum, nobody had thought to bring a Bible. John Adams took his oath In Philadelphia, and then prepared to move to Washington. Mlrs Adams, traveling with the fam ily belongings and escorts, got lost on a rural' route between Baltimore and Washington, then found on arriving that the "palace" lacked doors, windows and chimneys. Thomas Jefferson had to walk from his boarding house to the Capit9l because his son-in-lav failed to show up with a carriage James Madison's inauguration brought on the first Inaugura. Ball in 1809. At Andrew Jackson's inauguration, his Tennessee followers made history with an 1829 drunk. They started to tear up the speaker's stand before their hero finished his address. The spreo ended when someone moved the ..•hiskey supply to the front lawn John Quincy Adams was the first president to wear long pones instead of breeches. James K. Folk's speech made history, not because of what he said, but because it was the first inaugural reported over the new telegraph. Abraham Lincoln in 1861 said "whenever people grow weary of their existing government they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember 01 overthrow it. In 1856 he said "with malice toward none, with charity for all." U. S, Grant and Andrew John- 80n whom he succeeded, mutually agreed they did not care to ride in the sajne carriage with each other, Grover Cleveland's inaugural was the first in which Confederate veterans marched ... Teddy Roosevelt the first to have West Pointers in the parade. Woodrow Wilson ruled out thr inaugural ball in 1913 ... Warrer Harding was the first president to go up Pennsylvania Ave. in an automobile ,,, Calvin • Coolidge was the first to have his inau- & v.-vw speech go out over radio Franklin Roosevelt immortalized March 4, 1933, with "the only thing we have to fear is feat itself." In 1953 cowboy Monte Montana added the unexpected to the Eisenhower inaugural when he dried to lassoo the president. * * * Kenny Ploeo, Iowa's quarterback, bought only one Los Angeles paper after the Rose Bowl game and read little of that. A teammate asked why he didn't get elippngs for a scrapbook to show his grandchildren. * He answered: Famous lfa»i tine —"What will it all ois4o than?" Igona ?ippet pfl^ . * ^ ^ jHoineji ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Algona, Iowa. Nov. 1, 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1957 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES Plus 12-Page Tabloid VOL. 94 - NO, 3 $30,000 Ringsted Fire Loss A fire that brought an estimated property loss of about $30,000 struck Ringsted last Thursday morning, and the above picture taken by Bob Sc hwartz, editor of the Swea City Herald, shows firemen from four towns battling the flames. The picture was taken just after the Recreation Parlor, owned by Orville Grethen, had been leveled. Firemen from Ringsted, Fenton, Armstrong and Estherville were trying to save the Home Cafe, next door,- but flames had too much of a start, and the smoke pictured above is coming from the rear of the Cafe which was also a total loss. L. C. Steen's barber shop, inside the Recreatipjjj building, was also destroyed. . ..-,., A third store, that of Christiansen Bros, hardware, suffered extensive smoke and water damage, but its brick construction saved it from a fire break- through. Whittemore also aided in fighting the fire by sending two 1,000 gal. tanks of water. The Ringsted water supply wag inadequate to meet the pumping requirements of the four departments. (UDM engraving). • Algona Building Passed Million Mark In '56 Algona had a building program in 1956 that resulted in a grand total of $1,475,528 in construction 'in the city. These figures were released this week by Mayor C. C. Shierk after tabulation of the city's building progress in the ,past year. Here's how the construction breakdown tallies: New Construction Commercial $62,450 Dwelling 371,450 Public 1,145,500 Repairs-Remodeling Commercial 24,780 Dwelling 76,773 Public 760 Privates Garages 6,095 Sidewalks 7,472 These figures were compiled on the basis of building permits issued by the city. If there were any other improvements that somehow escaped without the permit, they are not included in the above totals. One of .the most interesting parts of the summary is the fact that 30 new homes were constructed in Algona in 1956 at a valuation of $371,450. Helena Huber Services Held Here Tuesday Last rites for Mrs Helena U. Huber, 88, former long-time resident of Kossuth county, were held Tuesday morning in St. Joseph's Catholic church at Wesley. Fr. L. N. Klein officiated and burial was in the St. Joseph's cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home of Algona was in charge of arrangements. Mrs Huber died Sunday in a rest home at Mason City, where slue had lived for the past three years. Helena U. Thissen, daughter of Reinhard Thissen and Catherine Goldsmith, was born April 12, 1868 at Hazel Green, Wise, She came with her parents to Iowa at a young age, and came to Kossuth county in 1910. She was married to Oliver M. Huber and they resided on a farm near Wesley for many years. He died Oct. 30, 1932. Mrs Huber lived in Algona prior to her move to Mason City where she lived with her daughter, Mrs Norine Studer, for a while. Survivors, besides the daughter, include a son, E. M. Huber, Algona; a brother, Dr. John N. Thissen, Chicago; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers at the funeral were Leroy Kleinpeter, Henry Haverly, Carl FroehOch, August Studer, Matt Streit and Carl Pearson. Ledyard Produce Firm Is Sold Ledyard — Everett Teems, who for the past five years has owned and operated the Ledyard Produce last week sold the business and building to Elmer Osterman of Elmore. Mr Osterman has hired Virgil Buck of Jackson, Minn., to manage the Ledyard Produce and he and his family will move here in the near future. They will move into the Warren Lloyd home, which the Teems family have 'been living in. Mr and Mrs Teems and Marly? will move to their new home in Elmore this week. Mr 'Teems plans for the future are indefinite but he does not plan anything at once as his health has not beer too good. The Teems have two children. 1 Don, who is in service and serving in Germany, and Marlys who is in seventh grade. Sales Barn Has Free Ad Plan Something different — and all free — is being offered by operators of the Algona Sales Barn. Farmers having livestock to sell can get a free listing before the sale in an, ad to be carried each week in the Upper Des Moines on the classified page. All anyone has to do to get their livestock listed is call the Upper Des Moines at 1100, or the Algona Sales Barn at 398, and tell what you'll bring in. This must be done by Tuesday noon of each week, however. No obligation or cost — and'a good way to get more bidders fpr what you have to sell. Mother Of Local Man Succumbs Mrs Herrietta Loreck, 90, mother of Herman Funk of Algona. died in a Portland, Ore. hospital Friday, Jan. 11. Mrs Loreck, who had been living with a daughter there, succumbled following i month's illness. Born Feb. 14, 1866 in Germany, Mrs Loreck later lived for ten years in Minnesota and home- stoaded in North Dakota with her husband in 1902. She was the mother of rune children, all of whom survive They are Herman Funk, Algona; Albert Funk, Lakefield, Minn.; Aclolph Funk, Minneapolis; Carl Funk, Warsaw, Ind.; Richard, Creep, No. Dak.; Erna, Corlotta, Cal.; Emma, San Francisco; Henrietta, Longheed, Alberta, Can.; and Martha, Portland, Ore. Mrs Loreck is also survived by a 94- year old brother at Springfield, Minn. Funeral services for Mrs Loreck were held at Portland Tuesday at 11 a.m. Gorman, Wesley, Suffers Stroke Wesley — August Garman suffered a stroke at his farm home Sunday afternoon and was taken by ambulance to Mercy hospital,, Mason City. Miss Katherine Williams entered Mercy hospital Saturday for surgery. Vincent Eisenbacher had surgery at Mercy hospital, Monday afternoon. Jim Hilferty entered the same hospital over the weekend for medical care. Irene Kohlhaas Of St. Joe Dies At Rochester The entire St. Joe area was saddened Tuesday morning when it became known Mrs Richard Kohlhaas, 28, had succumbed at 5 a.m. that day to leukemia in a Rochester, Minn, hospital. Funeral services for Mrs Kohlhaas will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Joe Catholic church with Fr. Leo Schumacher Officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joe cemetery. Mrs Kohlhaas had been ill with the disease for the past month and a half and was taken to Rochester Sundav. Jan. 6. Irene Bertha Youngwirth, daughter of Ed and Margaret Youngwirth, was born June 19, 1928 at Whittemore. She was raised and educated there and was later employed in Algona prior to her marriage Feb. 7. 1950 to Richard Kohlhaas; at Whittemore. Four children, ranging in age from five months to six years, were born tp the couple. They are Yvonne. Jerome, Sandra and Karen, and with Mr Kohlhaas survive. Other survivors include her parents, Mr and Mrs Ed Youngwirth of Whittemore, four sisters, Dolores (Mrs Albert Kramer), Algona; Helen (Mrs Arthur Plathe), Corwith; Edna (Mrs Marvin Reding), Livermore; and Ruth (Mrs William McGuire), West Bend; and two brothers, Leonard Youngwirth, Emmetsburg, and Victor Youngwirth, Burt. • Mr Kohlhaas farms northeast of St. Joe. Mrs Kohlhaas was a member of the C. D. A. Pallbearers at the funeral will be Howard Weydert, Leonard McGuire, John Geishecker, Earl Steier, Luke Youngwirth and Bill Ferstl. Licenses To Wed To 4 Couples Four licenses to wed were issued in Kossuth county during the past week, going to the following couples. Jan. 11 —i Norman Davis, Iowa Falls, and Luella Mammenga, Lakota. ^ Jan. IS — Marion Gilbert Larson, and Nancy Win, LuVerne; Madson Holger and Carol Menke, Britt; Eulan SchuUer, Whittemore, and Shirley Ackerman, Suit. Dahlhauser, 70, Former Sheriff, Dies Tuesday A well-known Algona man, Carl Dahlhauser, 70, who served this county as sheriff 20 years ago, died suddenly at St. Ann hospital at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday following a heart attack. Funeral services for Mr Dahlhauser will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Cecelia's Catholic church with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary cemetery. Hamilton FUneral Home is in charge of arrangements. His body will lie in state at the home of a son, Joseph Dahlhauser, on North Thprington street until the time of the funeral. Carl, son of- Peter W. Dahlhauser and Helen Kollaseh, was born Feb. 22, 1886 at Cabery, 111. He moved with his parents when a young boy to a farm southeast of Whittemore, where he was raised. He farmed with his father and following his marriage Jan. 25, 1910 to Mary E. Youngers at Whittemore fanned his own place for several years. Mr and Mrs Dalhauser then moved to Minnesota for a short time, later farming at Titonka and Bancroft. The Dahlhausers moved to Algona in 1933 following his election to the office of sheriff and have lived here since. Following his tenure as sheriff, Mr Dahlhauser operated a billiard parlor here, later operating the Diagonal grocery and Brown's store for eight years until his retirement about three years ago. He suffered a heart attack while visiting the Ed Mino farm near here with George Balluffi An ambulance was called and he was rushed to St. Ann where he died minutes later. Surviving, besides Mrs Dahlhauser, are four sons, Bernard arid Joseph, Algona, Leo, Webster City; and Charles, Wengtchee, Wash. Two children preceded him in death. Nine brothers and sisters also survive. They are Peter and Clara (Mrs Mike Thul), Whittemore; John, Peoria, 111.; Mike, Stockton, Cal.; Al, Tallulah, La.; Joe, Vicksburg, Miss.; Annie (Mrs John Laubenthal), Fenton; Rose (Mrs Albert Laubenthal). Emmetsburg; and sister Mary Presentation, Charles City. There are also ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers at the funeral will be Edward and Joe Bisenius. William and Edward Thul and Paul and Henry Dahlhauser. -Zero Weather Keeps Grip Here Goes To Calif. •»- Cad Reddel left Jan. 6 from Ames for Glendale, Calif, where he will spend the rest of the winter visiting his sister, Mrs £mU Paling ana family. Home Federal ReelectsAt Annual Meet All officers of the Home Federal Savings & Loan Ass'n were reflected at the annual meeting of directors held Wednesday afternoon. C. R. LaBarre was named president, M. J. Mowers is executive vice president and secretary, and M. G. Norton is vice president. Mark R. Stanton was renamed treasurer and assistant secretary, Richard A. Ringsdorf is cashier, and John Bernardo and Myrna Teeter are assistant cashiers. Directors reelected were W. A. Foster, G. D. Shumway and M. J. Mowers. Holdover directors are Herman Hauberg, G. W. Stillman, M. G. Norton, C. R. LaBarre and .Karl R. Hoffman. Total assets of the Home Federal are now $9,282,982.55 or a 17 percent increase in 1956. The association is now in its, 39th.year. Since 1918 total earnings paid out have been $1,264,446.39. During 1956 a total of 7,076 persons were served, and 326 families were helped to buy or build a home, the reports showed. Net savings in 1956 increased 23 percent, or $1,620,997.23. There are 4,385, savings account holders, a gain of 1075 or 22 percent in 1956. Reserves of the association now total $474, 437.77, an increase of $76,012.17 during the past year. Miss Bonnstetter Is Hospitalized Two well-known Algona ladies, Antoinette Bonnstetter and Mrs Mattie Falkenhainer, are patient? at St. Ann hospital. Miss Bonnstetter, who has been school nurse here for many years, is in good condition after suffering an attack of bronchitis Friday. Mrs Falkenhainer fell on the bottom step of the stairway in her home and suffered a fractured hip Sunday. She is gettinp along as well as can be expected, according to hospital authorities. Brain Surgery Termed Success Mrs Orville Wicks of Algona underwent* delicate surgery for the removal of a tumor on the brain in a Rochester, Minn, hospital Tuesday afternoon. According to a report received by phone from Mr Wicks Wednesday morning, the operation was termed a success by physicians. He is with her at Rochester. The tumor, reportedly the size of a baseball, was located at the base of the brain on the rear lower left side. Mr Wicks had taken Mrs Wicks to Rochester for a check-up prior to the discovery of the tumor. It will be a day or so before her exact condition is known. Missionary In India To Speak Wesley — Miss Marian Warner, a native of Farfield, Iowa, home on furlough from Missionary work in India, will speak in the Methodist church Monday evening, Jan. 21. She is a graduate of the State University and has done graduate work at Iowa State, Ohio State and Cornell University. She taught six years in Iowa elementary schools before going to India in 1929- Her work is to train nursery school teachers and students. Miss Warner is an aunt of Dr. Paul Warner and will be a guest in his home during her brief visit here. She will speak in Plover the following day, Shopper Shocked Charles T. Whealley, Rockwell City, was in Algona on business Tuesday afternoon. After transacting his business here, he decided to "look over Ihe town", and while doing so dropped in at a local clothing stpre where a sale was in progress. In the store, a topcoat caught his eye — it was what he wanted and needed and the price was right. Mr Whealley decided to make the purchase and reached for his billfold. The billfold was gone, and after thinking a moment, Wheatley exclaimed: "I remember where I left it! On the counter at the telephone office in Mallard. I was there to make a call and must have left it on the counter — .well. I'm going back there to, get it!" But that didn't stop Mr Wheatley from buying the coat. He made out a check for it. The local .store staff sincerely hopes he found his wallet waiting for him in Mallard. TifonkaMan Dies Watching T-V Program Titonka — Funeral services for William J. Denton, 75 year old retired druggist, were held Monday afternoon, January 14 at 1:30 t-.-u. at the Methodist church in Titonka with. Rev. Max Goldman in charge of the services. Swan Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Burial was in Buffalo Townsh'o cemetery. William J. Denton, son of Martha Griffith Denton and Jarrvjs Denton, was born March 11, If/82 at Pleasantville, Iowa. He reruiv- ed his high school education at Gilmoi-e City, and graduated from the Park College of Pharmacy in Des Moines. On February 19 1908, at Gilmore City in the Methodist Church he was married to Sadie Winter. Mr and Mrs Denton, following their marriage, re* sided in Jefferson, Perry, Clear Lake and Titonka respectively The*v came to,Titonka in 1913 at which time Mr Denton became a druggist and served this community and vicinity in that capacity until 1954 when he retired, Mr Denton's father passed away before his birth. Preceding him in death in addition to his father were his mother, qne half-brother, Harry Nicholson and one half- sistex-, Adelaine Nicholson. Mr Denton passed away at his home suddenly on Wednesday, January 9, in the evening as he was watching, a TV program with his wife and a neighbor, Mrs Ollie Bruns. Mr Denton had had previous heart attacks. Pallbearers were Clayton Whalen, William Hagen, Harry Mah> Ian, Charles Beed, J. R. Sohutjer and Homer Downs. Fenton Fire Department Busy Fenton — The Fenton Fire De^ partment answered a fire call to the August Bierstedt farm Jate Wednesday evening. A tank heat* er evidently was not working pro-, perly and from all appearances, a fire was evident. However, a neighbor wh9 reached the scene before the fire department had everything under control. The local fire department was called to Ringsted early Thursday morning to aid in that disastrous fire. A large quantity of water was also hauled to Ringsted to use in fighting the fire. Breaks Collarbone Livermore — Kenneth Erpelding, son of Mr and Mrs Francis Erpelding, had the misfortune to fall wbUt vlww •! Smoke Damage Tuesday Night; Local Grocery A sub-zero cold wave that sent the thermometer to its' coldest reading of the winter with 16 below, Monday, was continuing itf hold in this area today. ' However, it was forecast that the extreme cold was expected tb loosen its grip within another 48 hours. It has been below zero six of the last seven nights. An inch of snow fell Tuesday, but did not hinder travel to any extent. Algona firemen answered one fire call during the sub-zero wsather. That was Tuesday night in the building housing Sorensen's Grocery and the N. W. Bell Tttiephone office here. A fan motor on the furance in the build-; ing burned out about 10:15 p,mi Fire Chief Irg Kohl put his tist through the plate glass in the front door to enter the building, and firemen soon found-thcwdam* aped and smoking furnace blower jn the basement. Smoke damage was considerable. For the .tele-; .phone operators, on duty on the second floor of the building, it was a hectic few minutes. ' Dale H L Jan. 10 ............ 6 -13 Jan. 11 r _- ....... ,.20 -3 Jan. 12 _. .......... 16 ,3 .Tan. 13 ............ 5 -5 r 7an. 14 ..... _ ...... 4 -18 'Jan. 15 ...... __..L 6 . .-7 Jan. 16 ........ -__.— -IS Trains were operating about on schedule and highways are reported in good condition, although a little slick in spots in this area; Light Sign-Up For ACP Program A light sign up was reported last Friday as Kossuth fawners had their first opportunity to in* dicate a desire to participate in the 1957 ACP program. County ASC and ACP officials said they thought there was considerable interest but that many farmers preferred to wait and see what was going to happen to the farm program before signing up for the conservation program, Officials of the county attended a state meeting in Moines, Monday and Tuesday, Attending were Richard I. Anderson, chairman, George W, "V^o^ vice chairman. Andrew Fangman, regular member, and Virgil J* Rohlf, office manager. Quiet Week In District Court District court was very quiet, the past week. A judgment was handed down in favor of the Farm & Town Lumber Yard with Louise and Clarence Meehler as defendants. The judgment was for $1561.35 and costs. Inheritance tax appraisers named for 1957 were H. W. Miller, G. I?, Shumway and Jpel M, Herbst. Named to the insanity commission were Dr. C. H, Cretzraeyer and Leo J. CasseU, both reappointments. 2 Whittemore Residents III * Jerry suffered a heart attack Friday and was rushed to St, Ann hos» pital in Algona, where he is a. patient. He was improving aj last reported. Pick Potratz, second oldest of Mr and Mrs Herbert suffered from a faintin week Tuesday, and on he suffered Bother faint. As fell he struck % stove gsifc w the bjjjk of which mwJred aeveral close. H| w «* mte to fowi : wid was te have

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