The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 24, 1957 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 24, 1957
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x ) State lewa oity, J la* Sooitt? — Gosd, r«pre«snHft§ lift cofi§t«8i6fial dU- Iricl including Kotsulh county, toofe hi» sett in its* U. S. Iftii we*k, as iht *a*ond jo*tifj$8Sf fticthbefr 6f that bddy. He w&« named to the house banking and cutrenef com- fhitte*. Congressman Henry 0. fttlt e! Deeotafo it an- bihe* member of the same eemmiiies. Coad is a Demott&i, Tall* a Republican. Congressman Cosd said he What A New Congressman Finds In Washington Mt® iflt*^ ie «w>d out a *r*eklf thai th* suihotiiy te i«k* fit* » w«k. 4.* «,=.». _~, _ - .,.. ^_ t , ^ »,_**.. ie send out & weekly newi letter to papers if) hit di»f«cf *hd desire ii. tftd Algona Uppet t)es Molnos will j&fifll these lettefs havitig to do with Congress a* Mf Goad sees it and experience* if. Commenting on the re- <}U86t of pj-esideht Elsen* howef for authority ta use afmed force in the Middle East if he feels it hstesaaty, Coad said: "I would like to see one point clarified. That i* the President's statement that the auihofily to t«fe* miliiaty action 'would ftdl 1m exercised except at the d«it e of the nation attacked/ ThU would seem fa place era* mili- iaty forces ai the discretion of aftothe* *oantty." Hfef e ate some of the thiftft Congressman Coad disco*et* ed during his firs* week hi Washington. —Haircuts for Congressman are SO cents, but the lip it usually another 50 cent*. —Congressmen get lets of ins-nations to parties, four or a week. —Each Congressional office is entitled to free potted plants from the U. S. Botanical Gardens. -^•Outside the office door is a giant brown-paper wrapped package, it's a trunk for anything a Congre s s m a n wants to put in it. They get one e*ery two years, whether they want it or not. —A Congressman, besides his $22,500 salary, gets some fringe benefits, but the best of all is a Congressional auto lag. With one on your ear you are not supposed to be arrested for speeding or reckless driving. (Congressman Coad says he hadn't intended to do either). —Mrs Coad received an invitation to join the Congress- ioni Club, where Washington protocol prevails — that is, who outranks who, And the little woman must follow, rather than precede her husband in the receiving line. In the meantime, final disposition of the election con- test brought by James I. Del- liter, former Congressman whom Coad defeated, seems many months away. Coad Was to file by Jan. 21, through hid attorneys, a reply to Dolliver's nine charges pertaining to the election. After Coad's answer is filed, Dolliver is allowed 40 days to submit depositions and testimony and other evidence to back up his allegations. Then Coad has 40 days in which to submit his answers, or cross- complaints. Then Dolliver has 10 more days to lilt 6 rebut* taj. Within 30 days alter ih% all material most be printed and submitted fd the clerk di the House. The clerk mu*! give 20 days notice before tJit material is turned over to th* appropriate House eotnrnitfti for secreening, , " By the time all this is ddfflto the session of Congress might possibly be over. Be that as ii may, Cdft* gressman Coad's address is 142 House Office Building, Washington, D, C.. J, Wolfe Bancroft teal estate man, over the yeafs had trouble keeping track has of .. h js notary public seals. Just within the .past year, for example, he has found it necessary to buy two new ones...but the other day they cleaned out the basement of the old postoffice a1 Bancroft, where M. J. at one time nad his Office.^.you guessed it ...six of the missing notary seals turned up during the house* cleaning. * f hit if the normal time of year for farm sales. They probably are no more numerous this year than .they were last year. But one of the most noticeable things is, the trend toward elimination of dairying as one source of farm income. Many farm families haVe in bygone years added to their net income by milking a few cows, to add money .to the pig and field crop income. But now many are finding they cannot dodge the question any longer. They are caught in a changing dairy picture. To sell their whole milk .they must before long make improvements tr qualify for Grade A milk. This usually Involves a «^parate milk house and a bulk tank for its quick refrigeration and economic pick-up by tank trucks. At first this looks like a money question — whether to invest two or three thoustand dollars or maybe more. But the real ques Won is bigger. Are they staying in dairying or getting out? Tc stay in means to concentrate oh dairy farming. It means building up the herd, maybe to double Its present size, and perhaps getting more land. The casual milker of a few cows in mixed farming can hardly make the investment pay. Elderly couples don't feel Up to making this new start ir modern dairy farming, but there are also problems for the younger couples. They can take the modernizing road, but it takes mpney and time.. The "dairy farmer of yesterday and the small ;creamery are facing the same pressures. The age of dairy science and technology has caught up with us, and new dairy practices require large capital investments. Thus, during the farm sale season, we find more than the usual number of sales including dairy herds, large and small. Dairying still is an important phase of farming, and a profitable one if modern methods can be financed and couples are willing to make the adjustments necessary. In the meantime, it is just one more significant change jfflome* ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1. 1938. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1876. AtGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 44, 1957 3 SICTIONS - 22 PAGES VOL. 94 - NO. 4 Newcomers Club Elects The fabbie about putting the first tooth you lose under a pillow for the Good Fairy to inspect — and leave a silver offering, has worked pretty well for Tommy Wickman, son of the K. D. Wickman's. Like all good kids he put that first lost tooth under his pillow, and the Good Fairy left him a dime. Tommy decided he had a pretty good ithing in that tooth, so he put it there for four more., consecutive nights—and each morning found a dime under the pillow with the tooth. But .the fifth night the Good Fairy failed to show up, and Tommy is still puzzled. Mason City's editor, W, Earl Hall, is taking a trip around the world. Last week he visited JRussia, and because . his report forwarded from the safety of Finland is interesting, and many in this area will not otherwise read it, we reprint the highlights: —No more shaking and quaking lor me over Communist Russia. Russia's economy simply isn't in the same league with ours... Communism contains wjthin itself the seeds of its own destruction... it's better than the Czarism it supplanted 40 years ago — if you assume Czarism would have stood still... the standard of living is higher than Indonesia, India and other coun- itries of Southeast Asia, but it is a reflection of Nature's works-, not Communism's... I visited a collective farm where 300 workers were doing what about 25 Iowa farm families would do on the same acreage. —The subway systems are ele» gant in Moscow and Leningrad, and get a priority over such minor matters as food and housing ... Russian trucks are copies after our World War IJ vintaga ...deluxe automobiles are about on a par" -with ours of 15 years New officers of the Algona Newcomers Club are shown in th above photo. They are front row, left to right, Mrs Jack Stevens president; and Mrs John Nauholtz, treasurer. Back row, left to righ Mrs ^' Rode, vice president; and Mrs Bob Barnes, secretary, m T h .^ e ? ffic . ers ?. ei ;y ed at their first meeting Thursday night, Jan V a u ^ LfSion hall, and will serve, a six-month term of offio which extends through the month of June. (Upper Des Moines Flashfoto-Engraving) Cor with, West Bend People Hurt in Crash Maurice Studer, 24, and Jo Bargman, 16, Corwith, of West ago 250 mile train trip from Leningrad to Helsinki on a Russian express train took 15 hours—But their planes overhead impressed me, both fighters and bombers. While I'm p/rsuaded they cauldn't and wouldn't support a long war, J think they could throw a terrific "Sunday punch." • you Bend, were two of seven persons injured in the collision of a truck- tractor and a car last Friday evening, nine miles east of Humboldt on highway 3. Studer was riding on the running .board of the truck-tractor. Studer received a crushed chest, broken bones and lacerations. He was knocked from the running board and the rear wheels of the other vehicle passed over him. Lauren Langholz, driving his car, was returning to Clarion from West Bend, where he had picked up Miss Bargman who was to be a guest in his home. The accident happened when the truck-tractor, driven by Harold .Velhouse, started across the road to hook onto a trailer loaded with cattle. It collided with the car driven by Langholz. With Langholz were three children, Donald, 6, Lany, 5, and Sheri Lynn Langholz, 2. All were injured and taken to the Clarion hospital. It took an hour to get Langholz out of his car. He received severe chest injuries and mangled legs. He was driving a 1957 model vehicle. Swea City Gains, Loses A Pastor Swea City — Swea City gainei. and lost a pastor during the pas week. Announcement was made Sun day that Rev. Leroy Pillman, St Helen's Oregon, had accepted the call to .become pastor of Im manuel Lutheran church. H will take .the position left vacan by Rev. A. M. Youngquist, wh left in October to become min ister of a Lutheran church in Laurens. Rev. PUIman will alsi serve the Bancroft B a p t i s church. He is expected to preach hi; first sermon March 24. Rev. Everett Beal, pastor o the Swea City Baptist church announced his resignation at services Sunday morning, He has accepted a call to the Cranville Baptist church, Carterville, 111 He will preach' his farewell sermon here March 17. The Beals came from Dubuque four years ago. 12 Fines Here In J.P. Court Twelve fines were paid in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's office on a variety of violations the first two days of the week. Three men, Lawrence D. Drew, Cylinder, Lloyd M. Joynt, Emmetsburg, and Harold F. Drew, Graettinger, each paid $15 and costs for consuming alcoholic liquors on the highway. Harold Drew also paid $5 and costs for a stop sign violation. In other cases heard by Ost Double Trouble For Local Man It was double trouble for Martin J. Kern, 21, of Algona, this week, In Mayor C. C. Shierk's court last Saturday, Kern was bound over to the next term of district court on a charge of larceny in the nighttime. Police say he admitted taking a wrist watch from Larry's Recreation the night of Jan. 16. The watch was in a display on the counter. Bond was set at $1,000 and was furnished, Tuesday, his wife, Donna Kern, filed a divorce action against him. She charge cruel and inhuman treatment. were married May West Bend. The couple 6, 1956, at winkle, C. Brazier, Have- > Could » me • JUU* htlp eo lock, paid a total of $46.50 and costs on two charges of axle overload; Leo E. Bormann, J.U' Verne, and Madelyn R, Priebe, Algona, each paid $5 and costs for stop sign violations; Wilhel- rmne Carroll, LyYerne, was lined $5 and costs for permitting an unauthorized person to drive; Rosemary Carroll, Lu Verne, paid $5 and costs for no operator's license; William Hardcopf, Lu-> Verne, was fined $5 and costs on a restricted . license count; and Howard W. Hurlburt, Corwith, paid $10 and costs on a faulty equipment charge. Six Algonans At Industrial Meet Six Algona men were going to Des Moines today to participate in the round table meeting of the Iowa Industrial Development Commission. Representing the Algona Industrial Development £orp. will be M. C. Metcalf, president, Mayor C. C. Shierk, Roy Bjustrom, Jim Palmer, Bill Finn, president of the Chamber oi Commerce, and Bill Steele, secretary of both local groups. Fraternity Honors Phil Anderson, son of Mr and Mrs Everett Anderson of Algona was recently elected vice presi* of his social fraternity, phi Omega, at the State ent University of Iowa, where he is a liberal arts student. The Maternity is dedicated to public ser* vice on the 3 Names Crop Up As New City Attorney No Action Taken As Yet On Successor To John Carroll Three names have been sUg- 1 gested as possibilities for appointment to the office of City Attorney of Algona, it was reliably reported from city sources yesterday. * John Carroll, city attorney for the past three years, an- n o u n c e d his resignation Tuesday. He has been associated with the law firm of Hutchison, Hutchison & Carroll here. He now plans to become associated with the Valley Title Insurance Co. of San Jose, Calif, where he will combined legal work with title insurance and real estate 'transactions. San Jose is 50 miles south of San Francicso. He spent a week in California checking into the proffered position and just recently returned. Appointment of the city attorney is made by vote of the city council, which met last night, but due to the absence of Mayor C. C. Shier^, who was in Des Moines attending a convention, no action was contemplated, and the council has had little •timej. go into the matter since Tuesday. Young attorneys whose names have been mentioned in city circles as possible successors are Russell Buchanan, Leo Cassel and Joe Lynch Jr. None of them had been formally contacted, however, with regard to the appointment. Fire and Police Depts. To Get Short Wave Systems Dial Phones Changeover To Alter Setup Slagle Tops 70 In Grading Hogs Kossuth county — often referred to as the home of the Meat Type hog — showed how it's done at Sioux Falls on Jan. 12. . Claude Slagle, representing Western Buyers of Algona, was the only one of 70 buyers attending the conference, to correctly grade test all six animals which -were slaughtered after the judging and their carcasses checked with the buyers' judging on the hoof. Included in the 70 entries were eight 'buyers for the Morrell Packing Co., which was host to the meeting, U.S.D.A. market hog grades were the standard used in judging at the hog buyers conference. To Represent Kossuth County Selection of four persons to represent Kossuth County's 4-H leaders at the seventh annual 4-H Leaders' Recognition Day to be held at Iowa State College, Ames, on Jan. 28, has been announced by Dean L. Barnes, Bounty extension director. Only 'our leaders and one county extension worker from each county can attend. The county will be represented y Soren Pedersen, Ledyard; Robert Mayer, Algona; Mrs Glen Jenkmson, Algona and Mrs Maynard Jensen, Swea City. The recognition program is conducted by the Iowa Agricul- .ural and Home Economics Ex- ension Service. This year's program will give he leaders an opportunity to [am a better perspective of the actors that are influencing people in their decisions and actions, Barnes reports. Grand Opening ©rand opening of the Smoke Shop will like plsse Saturday afternoon, during which time there will be trwte fw all visitors, owner* Stu McFftftta) and kew rence GUlespw announce this week, awnnifte detail* wW be |oun4 ftUewhe** in today'* issue on rwp special Bwwunwment p«gw, Ocn't mUi them, Algona's police and fire de partment will both "go modern within a few weeks. When the Algona telephom system converts to the dial sys tem, now nearing the completion of installation locally, both thi police and fire department wil begin use of a short wave radic system, both for police intercom munication, station to patrol car and from the transmitter in the city hall to firemen for fire calls At 4he same time, the polici department, which will be ex panded to eight men, will have a man on duty all 24 hours a the station in the city hall. Som remodeling will be done there to accommodate the new equipmen and short wave radio setup. How Fire Calls Work Algona's city fire force of 18 men, its full strength, win all be equipped with small, portable sliort wave radio fire alarms* The sets, which will cost $4. each, will be set on the wavelength of the police transmitter When fire calls are dialed, the calls will reach the man on duty at the police station. . He will immediately trip a switch which will send out a dial tone on each fireman's neceiving set in n.Is home. Then he will broadcast the location of the fire severa times. Firemen, if they, hear the whistle, can go either to the fii'e station or call their own home i: they are not already there, anc obtain the fire location. At night or times when the volunteer firemen might normally be home they will get the fire location immediately. All of them are expected to go to the station to man equipment, Fire Chief Ira Kohl said, unless they happen to be near the fire scene at the time of the alarm. Receivers Are Portable The receiving units are portable. Firemen leaving home can take the sets with them, and plug them in on any 110 volt circuit. They have a range of about two miles. The notifier on the receiving set will remain on until manually tripped by someone at the receiving end. This makes it certain that even though a fireman were away from the set he would know an alarm had gone out, Chief Kohl said. The siren alarm control will be operated from the police office. The system was checked in several other cities before being accepted for use here. Earlier the fire department considered having a special telephone hookup, but the cost of this for all firemen in total would have been about $60 per month. The new system with a capital investment of $45 a set, plus the police two-way short wave radio, is much more economical, firemen believe, To Expand Police Force The new radio set-up will require eight policemen. At present seven are on duty, following the addition of Bill Ankenbauer, 24, of Algona to the force this week. Another man will be selected later so no less than two men can be on duty around the clock. There will be a man on duty at all times in the police station, and according to Police Chief Al Boekelman, a more experienced member of the force will be on duty with the newer members for at least a year following installation of the equipment. Installation, which should begin soon, will require remodeling of the police station. Besides the radio transmitter and receiver, five phones will be available. The new radio system will allow the city police to transmit to and receive Stom state police and All Rink Injured Now Released with Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, an operation which has previously been impossible from the police station. Under the present setup, the .patrol car here can receive from and transmit messages to state police and Lindhorst, and in the future will be a separate radio station. Ties In With Slate Radio The new radio system will be on the same radio band with the sheriff's and will undoubtedly save much time when apprehension of suspects or criminals is important. Any important police radio messages in the past have been handled by the sheriff. The patrol car will be able to receive and transmit all police messages. One feature of the present system will be maintained. The well- known light, which is located on top of the telephone office and used when the police station is un-manned and an officer needed, will remain in use. It is a necessity, even with the new radio, as it is possible an officer on the street might be needed in a hu,rry, and the present communication seems to be the best. The city of Estherville has a i-adio system similar to the one ;o be ^installed here, except that Sstherville's firemen are called jy phone. Members of the police force lere at present are Chief Al 3oekelman, Ray JCrebs, assistant chief, Richard Groen, Ernie nine of the persons hospitalized following an explosion at the Siar Roller Rink in Algona Wednesday evening of last week, are now out of the hospital. Last to be released was Harold Harjes of Alta. He left Wednesday, Jan. 23. Four others still hospitalized this week were released Monday and Tuesday. Most of those hospitalized following the blast received broken bones. Those hospitalized were: Dennis Schmidt, Lone Rock, 15; Rodney Priebe, 16, Lone Rock; Ruth Schadendorf, 19, Algona; Louis Dallman, 20, Britt; Harold Harjes, 45, Alta; Argyle Pettit, 16, Lone Rock; Rosella Elbert, 20, Algona; Mrs Le- Roy Lau, Algona; and Kay" Kern, 18, Algona.^- - _,_ v ,Others Injured „ :wh,p received treatment but were not .hospitalized were Richard ' Nelson, 19, Alta; Mary Palmer, -19,, Algona; John Kressin, 18, Fenton; Lester Leerar, Britt; BUI Jolley, 18, Fentqri; and Garrel Householder, 19, Lone Rock. A picture taken shortly afteu the blast last week is shown above in an Upper Des Moines flashfoto. The explosion, believi ed to have been caused by leaking gas, ripped out one corner of the inside of the building 4 heap •the entrance, where about 30 persons were congregated ; all closing time, ' , The rink is now undergoing repairs. ,..-.;'•• 1,500 Hear Philbrick At Plantation Talk On Russia iutchison, Pete Jorgenson, McBride and Ankenbauer. Joe LuVerne Family Moving To Calif* LuVerne — Mr and Mrs Ralph Dxley were pleasantly surprised ^riday evening when neighbors ame to their home for a farewell ourtesy. Cards were played and efreshments were served. ' A purse of money was present- d .as a gift by their friends, Mr nd Mrs Robert Barber, Mr and VIrs Gail Wolf, Mr and Mrs Everett Schipull, Mr and Mrs Harding Hansen, Mr and Mrs Eugene Casey. Mr and Mrs Oxley plan on moving to California. Youth Unhurt In Swea Crash Jerry Hupp, 19, of Swea City, luckily escaped injury when the car he was driving crashed into a ditch 1% miles north and a half mile west of Swea City at 11:30 p.m. Friday night. . The auto swerved after coming too near the edge of the road and went into the ditch on the west side. Hupp was headed north at the time. The mishap occurred on a gravel road. Patrolman Dale MeBride investigated and estimated the car as a total lass. Whittemore — Over 1500 persons heard Herbert Philbrick, widely known TV personality in the series "I Led Three Lives" speak at the Plantation Ballroom, Tuesday afternoon. Philbrick's activities included that -of being a common citizen, a communist counter spy and a spy for the FBI. He said that he was asked to join a young people's organization and did, and then learned it was a communist front group. He belonged for two years, learning what he could. Then he went to Russia and was there seven years, but managed to keep contact with the FBI. He said the Communists claimed a large membership in the U. S,. including 25 in Iowa. There was a question and answer period following Philbrick's talk. One of them had to do with the TV series. He was asked if they were real and true in- cidents. He said they were hot, but were patterned alter' Similar incidents in government fijes.. Asked if there was si pWnW of any communists comfogHQ this country from Hungary, he replied he didn't thin^ so, and I the FBI was taking full jprecau tions to check 'those 'being admitted. . '" :".-•• Sing In Quartet Two local boys who* are now attending the Omaha Baptist Bible Institute, Omaha, Nek, Jack Amon and Ronald Hutch ings are included in the male quartet which has appearances scheduled this weekend at the, local Regular Baptist Churchy There will be a program es* pecially for youth at 7:30 p.m. on- Saturday, The quartet will also? be singing for the regular Sun» day services, ,' OK You Overweight Males Here's Your Chance! Plans lor a male adult physical education claw were announced this week by Everett Barr el the city'* playground commission. The class will be held every Thursday night beatealaa next Thursday, Jan, 91. through Mawb 1C wfih the e«ep- tion of Feb. 28, Hours will be from 7s8Q to i JP^TO. and «ay> one interested may report at the blab wbool fo? thtcl" -" There is no charge. Basketball, volleyball table tennii and many eik*r recreational aetivitiei will fee»««e4»1ifl» *** -*•**• "*"* who wil act as instructor when other 4tt U«, will make the awiisajy equipment berg of tbe elw» -.-^-^ It was pointed out by Sto ifcU will b» offered to claw metnbttt i paying tbe coat oj the gyran*iiunj rental. vfii^gi^T. 5SSiSI> ImenJeL and any future «1«* will thif y«ar,

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