The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 31, 1957 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 31, 1957
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State Historic Iowa OltyJ la* By RUM Waller » • * Evelyn Gady reports ihi* one* Henry Quderian, the friendly mail carrier, has quite a following of little folk who join him frequently on his route and keep up a constant line of chatter. Recently he was joined by Jerry- Dean McVay who asked him 'Wht> do you work for?" to which Henry 'amiably replied, "Unole Sam." "What's the matter with him, is he sick?" asked Jerry. * * * Ronnie Tschelter is looking for"Ward with anticipation to July, 1957. He experts to attend the National Jamboree of Boy Scouts, which will be held that month at historic Valley Forge, Pa. So far he is the only Scout from this area signed up to go. * • • A former secretary down in Knoxville, Tenn. is suing her old employer because he docked hev pay for two years while she took 15-minute coffee breaks. The ' firm, she says, owes her $1,400. Our own research dept, got busy on that and estimating that sho. worked 300 days a year and drank coffee during office hours twice a day, each cup of coffee would cost her former employer about •21 cents. * * • That page ad last week suggesting that a state speed law of 50 miles an hour might save lives, has received considerable reaction. The ad, incidentally, was inserted and paid for by e local resident who felt strongly enough on the subject to do just that. Your comments are wel- .come. * * « The Smoke Shop grand opening of last Saturday brought a deluge of flowers to Stu McFadden and Lawrence Gillespie, and they had to put many of them in the windows of the new •building. Two elderly ladies happened by, stopped, admired the assortments of flowers, then entered, and asked the proprietors ^ow muph this and that bouquet would cost. » t * • Lyle Mathes tells the story of a fellow driving a Lincoln who happened along as the owner of a Volkswagen ran out of gas. He offered tt> tow the Volkswagen to the next filling station, but warned him if he got to going too fast to blow the horn. They started off. Soon a Cadillac roared by which angered the Lincoln owner who proceeded to take after the Cadillac and passed him at 100 miles an hour. At the next town the Cadillac owner stopped'and asked at a filling station if the gas attendant had seen the Lincoln go by with a car right behind it, and 'if so.what the make was. "I always thought my Cadillac was good, and a Lincoln too, but that fellow in the Cadillac,went by me at 100 miles an hour and the guy in the little car right behind him was blowing his horn for HIM to move. I want to get one.' *> * » John Claude, explaining some of the intricacies of the diaj phone system to Rotarians, casually remarked that anyone who had trouble understanding how to dial would be accommodated by having a girl go to his office and give detailed instructions. The Rotarians, it seems, are going to have much trouble understanding. * * * Soup Briggs swears this happened! First man —: Did you ever hear of a guy who took'a ride on a horse at midnight? Second man — Who does that? First man • — Why Paul Revere did! Second man — Say, is that the fellow who lives up north,of town? * * * John pressman took his daughter Marilyn with him on a recent business trip by air to the east coast. They took an airline limousine to their hotel, and then discovered on opening it that they had a wrong suitcase. But they found a name inside, and remembering that two ladies had left the limousine at another hotel, they called there, and found their party. In a few minutes the right suitcases were in the right hands. * * * Another former Cpmmunfct will be a speaker here tonight— Miss Betty McConkey, who will speak at the Lucia Wallace school auditorium at 8 p.m. The public -is invited to hear her report on the inner workings of Communism. A church group is sponsoring her appearance. Famous Last Line •—(Secretary pf the Treasury Humphrey) "I forecast a depression that will purl your hair unless spending and taxes down.' ISTASLISKfiO 1863 Entered as second class mattet »t the frostoffiee at Alton*. Iowa, Nov. 1. 1939. under Act ot Congress of .March 3, 1679. AL60NA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 94 - NO. 3 7/)//ge$' Golden Wedding Pictured above are Mr and Mrs Will Thilges Sr. of Algona, who observed their Golden Wed* ing anniversary Tuesday, Jan. 29 with a family dinner at the Johnson House here, followed by a reception at their home. Hundreds paid their respects on the occasion. The couple are widely known here and in the St. Joe area where they formerly lived. (Photo by Nels Isaacson, UDM engraving.) WalkathonBy Post, Friday, For Polio Fund The final big push for the March of Dimes will be held Friday, Feb. 1, when Dick Post, Algona truck-line operator, begins a hitch-hike walk from Swea City to Algona. Goal for the effort, which, according to county chairman Oliver Carlson will wrap up the polio fund campaign for 1957, Is $6,-000. -Post will begin his ..tour between Swea City and Algona about 7 a.m. If pledges of money come in as expected, it is figured Post will reach Algona about 3:30 p.m. His advance from Swea City toward Algona by auto will be based on the mileage covered at lOc per step, or about $200 per mile. Elizabeth Post", Mary Stickney, Mrs M. H. Brower and Mrs Wayne Hanson were ward chairmen for the Mother's March held in Algona Monday night, Jan. 21. A total of $900.05« was realized from the drive that night. Total contributions to the March of Dimes a year ago amounted to $7,839.12. Oliver S. Carlson, county campaign director for the March of Dimes, announced a schedule of events that will take place Feb. i at 7:00 a.m. in front of the Legion Hall in Swea City. Ralph Lindhorst, Kossuth -Co. sheriff, will give the opening speech. Ed Anderson, commander 9f the Swea City American Legion will give the first contribution. Badly Hurt, But Willey Recovers Hugh Willey, 50, of Algona, an employee of the state highway department here for many years, is getting along fine after suffering serious injuries when a tree struck him Thursday afternoon, Jan. 24. Hugh suffered a cerebral concussion, a deep scalp laceration, chest injuries and three cracked vertabrae when the six inch tree hit him. A cast which extends from under his arms to his hips, was applied Wednesday afternoon and it was expected he would be released from St. Ann hospital today, Thursday, Jan. 31. Mr Willey and another employee of the highway department, Ferman Heinen, were clearing the road right-of-way of brush and small trees south of the Call State Park when the mishap occurred at 1:15 p.m. Taken III At Supper, Succumbs Lakoia „ Funeral services for Mrs Lloyd Thompson were held at Buffalo Center Saturday afternoon and attended by Mr and Mrs Herman Jutting,' brother of the deceased, Mrs C. C. Ger- «ema, Mrs William Hippen and Mr and Mrs Earl Thompson. Mrs Thompson died unexpectedly Tuesday evening at the Buffalo Center Hospital where she had been take.n when she became ill while a supper guest. Mr and Mrs Thompson whose home is Elbow Lake were visiting relatives. There are seven children who survive. • Mrs Thompson was the former Hilda Jutting. Her aged mother, Mrs Meldena Jutting, a sis- |er and five brothers also survive. Russ Buchanan New City Atty. H u s s e 11 G. Buchanan, young Algona attorney, was named by the city council of Algona, last evening, as new city attorney to succeed John Carroll, whose resignation was received by the council. Carroll is rAoving to San Jose, Cal. to accept a combination legal - real estate position. ' Buchanan, a brother of Al Buchanan, local abstractor and realtor, has been practicing law in Algona since January of 1955, when he came here from Kansas City where he was associated with a legal firm following graduation frdm law school, and service in the U. S. Navy. He is married. The Buchanans have three children. Gary Bernau Wins $100 In * Speech Contest Gary Bernau, 16, a junior at Algona high school, was awarded first place Tuesday in the Farmers Grain Dealers Association public speaking contest at Des Moines. Subject of the contest was "What Makes A Successful Farmer Cooperative", and Gary topped nine other district winners with his written article and quiz by 'experts on the subject. Gary lives' on a 425 acre farm near West Bend and is active in FFA and debate in the local school. His winnings included $100 and a wrist watch, which he won as district champion. Palmer Memorial Gift To School Two new pieces of equipment have been purchased for the physics department at Algona high school as a result of a memorial tribute to Berte L. Palmer, late Algona resident. Items purchased are a compound pendulum and a telescope. The pendulum is primarily a timer, but also can be used to determine acceleration due to gravity. The telescope is a 4-inch reflector type which has a power range from 65 to 167 times that of the naked eye. The pendulum and telescope are especially ideal for use at this time, as 1957 has been designated as International Geo-Physical Year with much attention centered on the earth's satellites and astronomy. Mr Palmer, a 1906 graduate of Algona high, later graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State College, and lived most of his life here. He died last summer. Wedding Licenses To 5 Couples Jan. 24 *™ Gerald Haas and Jean Lensing, Algona; Paul Stebritz and Shirley Jean Etherington, Algona. Jan. 25 ,— Robert Remy Wiesner and Caran Gay Mooney, St. Paul, Minn. Jan. 2Ei — James W. Sloter, Corwith, and Marsha Prior, Lu- Verne. Jan. 28 -*- Richard M. Thoreson, Spirit Lake, and Judith Murtagh, AJgons. Rites Today ForMrsHain, At McCulloughs Funeral services for Mrs Nancy Hain, 69, long-time resident of this area, will be held this afternoon, Thursday, Jan. 31, in McCullough's Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Rev. Max Goldman of Titonka will officiate and burial will be in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs Hain .known as Dolly to her many friends, died at 8.a.,gv Monday in the home of iher daughter and son-in-law, Mr and Mrs Cliff Hoover, seven .miles north of Sexton. She had been ill since* last November. Mrs Hain was born at Lohrville April 3, 1888. She was married to Claude Hain at Lake City April 3, 1904, and had been a resident of Algona for more than 30 years. Her husband died ten years ago and she had made her home with the Hoovers since February, 1956. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge for many years. Survivors include two daughters, Viva (Mrs Cliff Hoover), Burt; and Mildred (Mrs Elbert Dupn), DeWitt, Neb., four, grandchildren, Dorothy (Mrs Gordon Schmidt), Algona; and Roger. Alan and Gary Dunn, DeWitt, Neb.; a brother, W. L. Brown. Pontiac, Mich.; and seven sisters. They are Mrs Ida Dymond, Adel; Mrs Celia Tyler, Santa Monica, Cal.;. Mrs Bruce Dickie, Pontiac, Mich.; Mrs Betty Lockner; Bensenville, 111.; Mrs W. Hammond, Ames; Mrs Rose Powell, Wilmington, Del.; and Mrs Ray Seay, Lake City. Two great-grandchildren, Michael and Nancy Schmidt of Algona also survive. Pallbearers at the funeral will be Melvin Olsen, Ted Hoover, Sr., Bob Hoover, Lou Hoover, Jim Ryburn and Clarence Canaday. Guess 2,000 At Grand Opening Full to overflowing was a perfect description of the new Smoke Shop during the Grand Opening celebration held there Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. It was difficult for owners Stewart McFadden and Lawrence Gillespie to estimate the total number of persons who visited during the five hours, but a guess placed the figure at 2,000, making it one of the largest grand opening affairs in the history of the city. County N.F.Q, To Meet & Elect The annual meeting and election of officers of the Kossuth County unit of the National Farmers Organization (NFO) will be held Wednesday, Feb. 8, nt 7:30 p.m. atthe-Burt V.F.W, Hall, it was announced this week by county officers. Dale Cochran, 6th district director, will speak. Social Security Official Corning A representative of the Fort Dodge Social Security District office will be in the Court House in Algona on Thursday, Feb. 7. Anyone wishing information about social security or wishing to apply for benefits may call there between the hours of 9:30 and 2:30. 1957 Soil Bank Signup Begins Week Feb. 4 Kossuth Payment Will Be $13 Per Acre Plans to open the 1957 soil bank corn and spring wheat acreage reserve program in Kossuth county the week of Feb. 4 have been announced by Richard I. Anderson, chairman of the county ASC committee. He stated that the county ASC office in Algona will be fully prepared by that time to give detailed information on this year's soil bank requirements and to fill out agreements and contracts for those wishing to sign up. Farmers will have through March 8 to sign corn acreage re- serVe agreements, but the rules provide for possible advantages for those who sign early. Acreage reserve agreements are for one year only. ' Conservation reserve contracts fdr three, five and 10-year periods beginning in 1957 will be available through March 15. A .total of 217 Vfe million dollars of government funds is available for corn acreage reserve payments in the commercial producing area of the nation this year. Of this amount, Iowa has been apportioned $44,287,000, the greatest amount set aside for any state. Iowa's share is within five million dollars of the total acreage reserve payments made in this state for 1956. The state's share for corn will be apportioned among the individaul counties in proportion to their corn allotment for 1957. Payment Over '56 For the state as a whole, the corn acreage reserve payment fon 1957 will average 47 per acre, or more than for 1956. In Kossuth county; the average will be 47 per acre. The average wheat acreage reserve payment for 1957 will be around 24 per acre in Iowa. Fanners of Kossuth county will Deceive 'a new notice of 'their 1957 individual corn acreage allotments. This new notice also tells the individual the "per-acre payment rate fixed for his farm for corn acreage reserve participation this year. Applications for acreage re«i serve agreements will be accepted on a "first-come, first served" 'basis to the extent coun-i ty funds will permit. Farmers wishing to participate above the maximum limits must indicate such "a desire in their original agreements. After the sign-up has closed and if funds are left over in the county or can be transferred to the county from another county or state, additional acres requested in original agreements will be accepted in- so-far as available funds will permit. Another inducement for early signing is that all corn acreage reserve agreements for 1957 may be amended or terminated up to and including March 8. This provision is regarded as especially important to corn producers. Maximum & Minimum Maximum and minimum amounts of land which can be placed in the 1957 acreage reserve programs are as follows: , Corn — The maximum will be 20 acres or 30 percent of the farm's corn allotment, whiclH ever is larger, but not more than the farm's corn allotment. The minimum will be one acre. THe maximum which may be placed in* the conservation reserve at the full payment rate is the farm's soil bank base but additional eligible land may be reserved at a lower rate. The minimum is five acres for grassland and two acres for land going into forest trees. The full conservation reserve payment ranges in Iowa, by counties, from 10 to 13 per acre per year. In addition, as much as 80 percent of the cost of establishing certain conservation reserve practices will be paid with government funds. The payment rate in Kossuth County is $13 per acre. Farmers who wish complete information on 1957 changes and additions to the soil bank rules should visit their county ASC office. Court Term To Open; Grand Jury To Meet 29 Members For Lakota Civic Club Lakota — W. D. Ley, new president of the Lakota Community Club, presided at the organization meeting for 1957 held last Tuesday night following dinner, here. Emory Smidt was elected as secretary>treasurer. The 29 members present were served dinner by Mesdames Marion Meuer, Iva Rippentrop, Betty Powers, Genevieve Hoeppner and EUa Weaver of the Legion Wong Chaw No Pal of Chris Arriving in San Diego, Calif., on his way back home from a trip through Mexico, T. H. Chrischilles had the only mishap of the entire trip. After cheeking into his hotel in San Diego last Friday he had his laundry sent over to the Wong Chaw Chinese laundry across the street. Awakened about 5.00 A.M. the next morning by scream* ing fire sirens, he looked out the hotel window and saw Wong Chaw's place going up in flames, along with his shirts, extra pajamas and other assorted wearables. He wrote that he'll probably be in the market for some men's wear when he hits Algona. Rites Friday For Ramus, Crushed In A Bulldozer Funeral services for Donald Arthur Ramus, 36, who died of injuries received in a bulldozing accident Monday evening, will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in the Trinity Lutheran church. Rev. Luther Loesch will officiate and burial will follow in Riverview cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Donald A. Ramus, son of John and Grace Ramus, was born Oct. 12, 1920 at LuVerne. The family Tyke Creamery Annual Meeting Titonka — The Titonka Cooperative Creamery Co. held its annual meeting at the Titonka Theatre, Saturday afternoon, Jan. 26. Ed Zwiefel and Carl Callies were elected for another three year term and will be among the present directors, of Arthur Petersen, Clarence Schutjer and Harley Brandt. Earnest P. Hanson was again elected secretary, which has been his job for many years. > t , .Andrew Krominga is itoanager with Loren Hanspn as assistant and Arend Neeland as truck driver. At the close of the meeting all were treated to lunch. Priebe Is Angus Show Winner An Algona farmer, Bed Priebe, who specializes in raising top Angus cattle, recently took top honors at the National Western Stock Show at Denver, Colo, with his Angus heifer, Enquiry Dell P. The heifer was named first prize winner in the May summer yearling class and reserve junior champion of the show. The selection of Enquiry Dell P gave the Priebe entry the prize over many top animals, including the reserve champion of the International Stock Show in Chicago. The National Western Show this year was considered to be one of the strongest Angus shows ever held at any site. Mr Priebe, who is a director of the North Central Iowa Angus Association, and his wife spent Tuesday and Wednesday this week at Des Moines at the Iowa State Aberdeen-Angus show and sale. Mrs Priebe also accompanied her husband to Denver, where besides taking in the stock show, they visited Mrs Berneice Lee, a former resident here. Trumpet Artist Here Feb. 5th World renowned trumpet virtuoso, Rafael Mendez, will appear in concert with the Algona high school concert band, under the direction of R. C. Guster, Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Conceded universally to be the greatest trumpeter of all times, Mendez has appeared many times on TV, radio, in motion pictures and has appeared as soloist with many of the top symphony orchestras. His TV appearances have included stints on the Ed Sullivan, Red Skelton, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Milton Berla and Art Linkleter shows. Ten numbers, including all* time popular and symphonic numbers, will be presented by Mr Mendez here. Many are his arrangements and one, Mendez Czardas, was written by himj Tickets may be obtained from R. C. Guster at the high school. Undergoes Surgery Mrs Herb Hedlund, wife of the manager of the local Pioneer Hi' bred Corn plant, underwent suu> gery in Lutheran hospital at J>es Momes Saturday morning. It is not known at the present time when she will be released. Mr Hedlund has been spending some tune in Dee Moines with her past several days* came to Algona where Donald spent most of his life. He attended school here, later serving three years in the army air force during the war. He was a member of the V.F.W. at the time of his death. He was married to Delpha Sengbusch here Dec. 31, 1946. Mrs Ramus, three daughters, Donna, Darlene and Diane, a son, Dennis, his mother, Grace Ramus, all of Algona. a sister, Erma Dee (Mrs Ed Moore), AltoOna, and three brothers, George Ramus, LaPorte City, "IJoe Ramus, Wilmington, 111., and Leo Ramug, Lone Rock, survive. A grandson, Phillip Donald P.enrod, 3% months old, also survives. Pallbearers at the funeral will be Les Faber, Elliott Skilling, Eppo Boulton, Wilfred St. John, Ed Marlow and Robert Hutchison. Mr Ramus received fatal injuries at 4 p.m. Monday when a large tree branch crushed his chest and pinned him to the seat of the bulldozer he was driving while clearing brush on the Albert Van Buren farm, a mile west of Algona. ir ' He was rushed to St. Ann hospital j where he died at 7:25 p.m, the same day. Cause of? death was a brejast^bon^.-lrMH.? 6 ^ 111 chest hemorrhage, ."° At the time of the mishap. Ramus and his partner, i Forest Gilmorej were working near" the Des Moines river. According to Gilmore, Ramus made several attempts to knock over a tree with the bulldozer. He was backing up preparatory to another try when the tree toppled over on him. Gilmore backed the tractor away from the tree, helped Ramus down from the machine and rushed him to the hospital. Ramus was conscious for a time after arrival at the hospital, but could not rally from the injuries. There will be a luncheon at the church for relatives at 1 p.m. and another at the Ramus home following the funeral Friday. Peace Officers Of Count/ Meet A Kossuth county peace officers' meeting was held here Monday, Jan. 21, at the Johnson House. A total of 26 peace officers, including policemen, maj-shalls, highway patrolmen, justices of the peace and county officers attended. The meetings have been held semi-annually in the past, but it is hoped future meetings can be held every three months, according to county president, Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst. Gordon Winkei, new county attorney, was selected by the group to serve as secretary-treasurer, a position formerly held by L. W. Nitchals. Jim Wolf of Clear Lake, a narcotics officter for the state pharmacy department, was the featured speaker. Annual Meeting Of R.E.A, Feb. 5 The'Humboldt county RE A Co- Op will hold its annual meeting at the Humboldt theatre, Tuesday, Feb. 5, with the doors open at noon and the program to start at I p.m. Annual reports will be giyen, followed by entertainment. There will also be door prizes. This co-op serves southern Kossuth and ainong the officers are several Kossuth men. A. A. Schipull of LuVerne, J. V. Evans and Eugene Drager of Algonaj and J. C. Skow of Wesley are all directors. Traffic Fines In J.P* Court Three men paid fines in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's courjfe during the past few days. Ervin J. Wibben, Elrnore, was fined .$5 and costs for a stop sign violation; Virgil Jennings, Algo* na, was fined $5 and costs for failing to give a proper signaij and Wayne Wiese, Mgoafti P9MJ $10 and costs for carrying a * ed gun on the hihw Wiese case had Judge Hudson Presides At , February Term Kossuth county's February term of district court will get underway next Monday, With assignment of cases slated by Judge Fred M. Hudson, who will preside at the coming court term, The organltafion meeting of the Grand Jury for 1957 will also take place when the newly appointed jurors meet for the first time on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m. On the Grand Jury this year are Lee Cole, Burtj Orville Fuchsen, West Betid; Maurice DeBo«r, W)osley; Frank Grandjenett, Harold Hunt, Leo Kollaseh, B. P. Richardson and Vern Toeter of Algona; Lois Menke of Bancroft; Milo MQler of LuVerne: Herman Plathe of Irvington; and William Thompson of Swea City. Among other things the jury will make its annual inspection of the county jail and the county home. County Attorney Gordon Winkel and Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst were in Lincoln, Neb. yesterday to arrange extradition for Max H. Medford, being held in Nebraska, and also wanted here to answer to a charge of uttering a false check. Medford was being held at Chadron, Neb. where he was recently found not guilty on a similar, charge. The case here is several years old, and Medford was indicted at that time by a Grand Jury in Kossuth. county. One court matter was handled .during the past week. Judge G. . ... Marilyn v. German' from Kinneth S. Carman, Jan. 29. ;A mutual agreement was reached between the parties with regard to property settlement and the custody of minor children. Minus 16 Low In Week's Weather Old Man Winter has very little mercy in these jparts during the past week. On five of the last seven days, the low reading has managed to. get below zero, with a -16 taking the cake Saturday* High mark for the period was a 25 above reading Monday. Date H L Jan). 23 ------- .. — 21 "6 Jan. 24 ._. -------- 20 6 Jan. 25 ----------- 6 .<V5 Jein. 29 „-.,,* ---- ..,10 -48 Jan. 27 , ____ , ---- , 15 >6 Jan, 28 ', ----------- 25 .9 Jj|n. 29 ..... ....... 20 '-10 A total of 2% inches of new snow fell during the period.' Open House At New Home Here Allen WilJe, 29-year-old 'builder, will hold a public "Open House" Saturday and Sunday of a new home he has just compl^t* ed at Ackley an$ McGregor streets here. The three bedroom home will be open all day: Saturday and evening, and Swnday afternoon, and WUle will be as* s i s t e d by representatives ol cooperating local firms in tha "Open House." WUle, brother of Harold Wills of Algona, is a graduate of the Dunwoody Institute, Minneapolis, courses in building trades and drafting, and has worked as a carpenter on numerous construction projects in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakota?. Full details on the "Open House" are "given elsewhere in this issue of the Algona Des Moines. Ottosen Mayor Hurt Ottosen — Jesse Van Busbirk, mayor of Ottosen, is a patient if Mercy hospital, Fort Dodgg, where he underwent surgery for a broken hip, suffered in a faJl on the ice la the alley behind the Van BusJUrk home in Qt* tosen. Weft Bend Fire A lire at the West Send hatch* ery caused an estimated $4*000 loss to stock, equipment an4 building last week. It is beiteyt ed that an electrical circuit in aa inter - communication systefl* started the blaze New Rotaricm fels Isaacson of Iaa*c*oo'| BBS of *v9t-W "ww

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