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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 14, 1957
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Year Sentence Suspended In Bad Check Case Edwin Lloyd, Bancroft, was sentenced to one year in the state penitentiary at Fort Madison, Wednesday morning, by Judge Fred M. Hudson in district court here, then paroled to the State Board of Paroie. Lloyd entered a plea of guilty to a charge of false drawing and uttering of a check, his fourth offense. The check, for $15, was cashed at Wiltgen Jewelry in Algona. April 9, 1956. It was drawn on the Farmers & Traders Bank of Bancroft, where Lloyd had no account. The petit jury reports this morning. Thursday, with the trial of Max H. Medford, charged with false uttering and drawing of a check, slated to begin. Medford was • recently returned from Nebraska to face tire charge. Bulldogs Lose At Final Gun To Em'burg Hi Emmetsburg added to Algona's woes by tacking a 63-58 defeat on the Bulldogs in the local gym Tuesday night. The loss was the eighth in a row for Algona and gave Coach Harold Shugart's crew a 2-13 record. Algona travail to Hampton Friday night for the final game of the season. A loss in that one will shove the Bulldogs into a tie for the conference cellar. Duane Kueck carried most of ihe load for Algona against the E-Hawks. The Bulldogs raced away to an 11-2 lead midway in the first period, but the visitors rallied to cut the deficit to 1510 at the buzzer. By halftime, tvith Truelson leading the way, the E-Hawks were in front, 3027, and the teams were tied at 46-46 heading into the final eight minutes. Kueck's eight points accounted for practically all the Algona scoring and kept the locals in the game during the final round. He finished with 21 points. Truelson topped both teams. His height gave him plenty of help in counting 26 points. Box score: Algona (58) FG FT PF Funk .„-._ 3 0 4 Kueck 8 9 3 Slobe 5 2 4 Hupp __3 0 1 Cowan 1 1 2 Finley 2 2 1 Zittritsch _ 2 0 1 22 14 16 Emmetsburg (63) FG FT PF Ailts' . — 4. 1 3 0 Smith - .4 6 4 Truelson _. 12 2 5 Fisher ...2 0 1 Hall 5 2 2 Hand 0 2 1 24 15 13 Algona's B-team, with Tom Zittritsch scoring 13 points, broke a tight game wide open in the last five minutes to notch a 5.1-38 win in the opener. Wesley Creamery Election Held Wesley — Wesley Co-Op Creamery stockholders held their annual meeting in Legion Hall, Saturday, Feb. 9, at 1 o'clock. There were over 100 attending. There are 140 stockholders in' all. Ralph Nichols of the Whittemore drying plant was guest speaker and Supt. Chas. Mullin showed films of Conservation work done in waste lands, parks and artifical lakes of southern Iowa. Jurgen Skow, who has been president of Farmer's Creamery since its organization in 1923, resigned in June of last yeai when the company reorganized. L. J. Seimer was appointed to fill his unexpired term. Other directors are H. E. Hayerly, Herman Studer, and Alvin Becker. ' Officers are Theron Hansen. president; Herman Ostercamp. vice president; Albert Johnson, secretary and treasurer and Vincent Doughan, asst. Paul Engen is buttermaker. Dale Cooley is butcher. There were 10 door prizes given away at the meeting. The four top winners were Henry Pommer, Bill Hammond, Matt Erdman and Dennis Haverly. Former LuVerne Pastor Succumbs Rev. E. C. Granner, 81, a former pastor at LuVerne, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Western Home of the Evangelical United Brethren church at Cedar Falls. Born in Germany, Rev. Granner was a pastor for 50 years in nine Iowa churches. He retired in 1943. Survivors include his wife, four sons and a daughter. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at Cedar Falls. Army Promotion Donald E. McGinnis, son of Mr and Mrs Cecil McGinnis, was promoted to specialist third class on Jan. 22nd.. This Paper Is Worth 40c To You! Stat« fllsiotfOftl Imra 61%?; la, Clip Out The 'Money' Below And Spend In Algona Stores Rites Today For Retired Rural Carrier Last rites for Barney Casler, 87, a resident of Kossuth county for 65 years, will be held this afternoon, Thursday, Feb. 14, at 1:30 p.m. in McCullough's Funeral Chapel. Rev. Roland Andrews, First Baptist minister will officiate and burial will be at Wesley. Mr Casler died late Monday morning in the home of a daughter and son-in-law, Mr and Mrs Lyle Black, in Algona. He had been ailing for some time. Barney Casler, son of Moses Casler and Catherine Snell, was born Aug. 11, 1869, at Sycamore, 111. He came with his parents and four brothers and sisters to Wesley in 1891. He became a rural mail carrier in 1905, and served the Wesley and Algona areas until his retirement in 1934. Mr Casler was married to Phoebe Presnell Feb. 28, 1897. She preceded him in death in 1931. Survivors include three daughters, Ruth (Mrs Lyle Black), and Idelle (Mrs Cleo Black), Algona, and Catherine (Mrs Walter Jaster), Gridley, Calif., 16 grandchildren and 28 great- grandchildren. Pallbearers at the funeral will be Wayne, Eugene, Stanley. Jack and Ray Black and Robert Jones. County Mutual Annual Meeting At the annual meeting of the Kossuth Mutual Insurance Ass'n. held Wednesday, one new director was elected. He is Herman Kramer who will suceed Lawrence Dittmer. Other directors reelected were H. J. Bode and Cecil Bjustrom. At the organization meeting of the directors, H. J. Bode was reelected president, H. F. Weber reelected vice president, Berl Priebe reelected treasurer, and Lola Scuffham reelected secretary, C. R. LaBarre On Nat'l Committee C. R. LaBarre, president of the Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Algona, has been appointed to the 1957 Housing and Urban Rehabilitation Com- mhtee. The appointment was announced today by Rov M. Marr, Memphis, Tenn., president of the League, which is the nationwide trade organization of the savings and loans business and represents more than 4,300 • savings associations and co-operative banks. The Housing and Urban Reha* bilitation Committee is concerned with problems of housing low income families and fighting the spread of blight and improving older neiehborhoods in American cities. The committee studies wavs and means of maintaining and expanding the effectiveness of saying? associations in these activities. 25c coupons may be applied on any purchase at these Algona stores. Sharp's Jewelry Fowlers's Graham's Coast-to-Coast Consumers Market Ray's Market Council Oak Rusk Drug Fareway Store No. Iowa Appliance Hood's Super Valu 10c coupons may be applied on any purchase at these Algona stores. Gamble Store — Penney's S. & L. Store Harrison's 'Algona Theatre Christensen's Voffa 5c coupons may be applied on any purchase at these Algona stores. Kirk's Shoe Store Harrison's Leah's Bakery F. S. Norton & Son Beecher Lane Finn's Bakery Sorensen Grocery Hub Clothiers East End Grocery Officers, County N.F.O. Elected Kossuth's unit of the National Farmer's Organization (NFO) rejected two officers and elected two new ones during its annual meeting in the V.F.W. Hall at Burt Wednesday night, Feb. 6. Kenneth Patterson, chairman, and W. L. "Buzz" Reynolds, vice chairman, both of Swea City, were re-elected. The new secretary is Charles Eggerth, and treasurer for the coming year will be Alfred Schenck of Algona. Eggerth is from Swea City. Former secretary, Ray Steven, Whitr temore, and treasurer, Gordon BoUig, Bancroft, tendered re-, signations due to other commitments. The NFO wut in the county had a total of 1836 members during the past year, its first. Up to the time of the meeting Wed* nesday night, more than 300 had already been signed up for the new year. A membership drive is now underway, with two workers in each township contacting prospective members for the new year. Membership was one of the main points of discussion during the meeting. Dale Cochran of Fort Dodge, sixth district chairman of the NFO, was the featured speaker during the eve-< ning, and his subject was membership. 45th Anniversary Mr and Mrs James F. Devine will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary Sunday, Feb. 17 with open house from 2 to 5 at the VFW Hall. All friends are invited to attend, This newspaper is worth 4f) in merchandise to eaoh roader. Printed on this page are pictures of three silver dollars in three si^ps. Each of these dollars in redeemable on Dollar Days, Friday and Saturday, as indicated — th'n large ones for 25 cents in actual trade, the middle size one for 10 cents in trade, and the small one for 5 rents in trade, at the Algona business places listed BENEATH each silver dollar. The 25c coupon is good ONLY at the stores so listed. The lOc coupons are redeemable in merchandise ONLY at the stores listed likewise, and then 5c coupons the same way. The three coupons — Worth a total of 40 cents — CANNOT all be redeemed at the same place, it should ho noted. The Upper Des Moines will in turn redeem the coupons turned in to it by local merchants, either in direct cash for the total of the coupons received, or in credit on advertising accounts. On the basis of 5,000 copies of this paper in the trade area, it could conceivably cost the Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. $2,000 to redeem the coupons. We will tie interested in seeing what, happens. However, for tlie subscribers, who pay $3 per year for the paper, a return of 40 cents from this issue is a pretty fair percentage. And of course, that's only part of it. The 30 pages in this issue fife packed with hundreds nf V&al, rock bottom bargain prices fo* Algona's Twin Dollar Days, rtt* day and Saturday, February 18 and 16. Take advantage of IB! many as you can — and don't forget to use your Upper Des Moines silver dollar coupons ift accordance with the above inSf tructions. There are no "strings" — the treat is on the Upper Des MoineS. tloinc ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1957 4 SECTIONS - 30 PAGES VOL. 94 - NO. 7 PLUS 16 PAGE TABLOID Algona Studied As Site For U.S. Radar Station \$ DAYS + Your $1 May Get $10 + $ DAYS If you have one of 38 dollar bills with the right serial numbers this weekend, you're "in the money". The bills were put into circulation a week ago in 38 different spots in the area. Each of them is redeemable for $10, and one for $50, either Friday or Saturday, Feb. 15-18 in conjunction with Algona's Double Dollar Days, The serial numbers were carried in the A Igona papers last week, so check yoUr dollar bills with the serial numbers as listed. And, probably most important of all, check through today's King Size edition of the Algona Upper Des Moines for a hundred and one ways to save money by buying in Algona on Dollar 'Days. And use your UDM coupons found elsewhere on this page. They are each redeemable for the value specified on any purchase made either of the two days, at the stores specified. Operetta At Academy Here On Feb. 19 "Days O'Kerry" Dancing, aa operetta in two acts will be pre- 8Q#ted:by pupils of,the 8th. grade of St. Cecelia's Academy on Feb. 19 at eight o'clock in St. Cecelia's Auditorium. The characters in the order of their appearance: Granny O'Malley — Carol Flynn. Patrick O'Malley — Lloyd Schilmoeller. Nora, granddaughter — Vicky Hanson . Leprechauns: Oscar Froehlich. Patrick Frankl, Joseph Heinen, Timothy Lickteig, Gary Mergen. Rose O'Malley, Pat's mother — Mary Bradley. Witch — Donald Fandel. Dinny Sheeley, a skinfWnt — John Murphy. j Irish Dancer — William Higgins. The Golden Fish, Under the Giant's spell—Kenneth Holcomb. The Emerald Princess — Mary Jean Hood. The Golden Prince — Philip Kinsey. Colleens: Susan Nitchals, Gretchen Zender, Sandra Schneider, Judy Litcher, Darlene Weydort, Margaret Goecke, Karen Bradley, Mary Helen Cogley. Gossoons: Kenneth Holcomb, Daniel Engesser, Richard Elbert, William Higgins, John Murphy. Star Fairies: LaVange Crowley, Linda Hardgrove, Therese Bradley, Sharon McEvoy, Gwenyth Williams, Agnes Rose Elbert. Ti tonka Oil Firm Annual Meeting Titonka — The Farmers Co-Op Oil Co. held its annual meetina Feb. 4. Clarence Mechler and Jerry Boekelman were reelected and WilUam Spear is a new director. An organisation meeting will be held Feb. 14. Other officers serving another year are Henry Stecker, Roy Walrod, George Peterson, Ubbe Meyer and Ernest Hofmann. George Doocy is manager, Meiat Huesman is station operator and Mrs Tracy Word is bookkeeper. Chris Reese, U-D-M Staff Member 12 Years, Passes Springtime In February Here It's not only Springtime in the Rockies, but right here in north Iowa. In fact, spring attire became more popular with county citizens during the past week due to our recent balmy breezes. High mark for the past seven days was a 48, although readings got past 40 on three other occasions, while the low reading was a not-too-cold 19. The mercury got up in, the high forties again Wednesday- Pate H L Feb. 6 46 19 Feb. 7 , 37 20 Feb. 8 -35 26 Feb. 9 48 28 Feb. 10 „ 43 21 Feb. 11 .....,.,.,.38 26 J* •••»»»»«w»»W ""* Chris Reese Funeral services for Chris Reese, for all but two of the past 14 years associated with the Upper Des Moines Publishing Co., were held Monday morning at St. Cecelia's Catholic church here. Mr Reese succumbed to cancer early last Saturday morning at the home of a daughter and son- in-law, Mr and Mrs Eugene Zender, where he had been taken following hospitalizalion at Des Moines and Algona. He was 75 years of age. Father Dale Koster conducted the funeral Mass. Burial was in Calvary cemetery, with Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were William Ludwig, Matt Amfahr, Matt Weydert, Andrew Miller, Francis Froehlich, and Mike Elbert. Until last November, Chris maintained a regular schedule at the Upper Des Moines. His normal activity belied his actual age, and one of the delights of each paper was his column, "Ravings" which over the years had produced thousands of memberships in the National Association of Amalgamated Coffee Gulpers, and much good-natured banter for Chris. Chris was born June 21, 1881, at Hovedgaard, Denmark. He came to the U.S. with his parents in 1891, and the family settled at Storm, Lake. But the love of printer's ink was in his blood, and at an early age he found employment with the printing business in which he was to spend the remainder of his life. Over the years he was associated with newspapers at Linn Grove, Remsen, Carroll, Marshalltown, Marcus, Fenton, Whittemore and Ocheyedan. (Photo by Nels Isaacson) While at Marshalltown he was also a radio commentator, and ran for the State Senate, being successfully elected in 1932. In 1941 Chris was editing the Fenton'' Reporter. When a co- publisher of this newspaper entered military service, Chris came to Algona from Fenton to pinch-hit during the war. In late 1945 he had an opportunity to acquire the management of the Ocheyedan Press, and moved there for a short time, but his years in Algona had at last found him the community which he loved and where he decided to spend his final years, He returned to the Upper Des Moines force in December of 1947. Music was a joy to Chris, and he was himself a professional musician in his earlier days. He directed school bands at Whittemore, Fenton, Ocheyedan, and a church band at Carroll, along with his newspaper work. By nature Chris enjoyed people. Until the very latest weeks of his life he was an active participant in several organizations, among them the Knights of Columbus, Chalice Society, Moose Lodge, I z a a k Walton League and Iowa Press Columnists. A Knights of Columbus delegation in full uniform attended the final services. He is survived by his widow Margaret, and four children: Marian, Mrs Carl Seifreid of Faribault, Minn.; Creston M- Reese, .-Columbus, Ohio; Donald M. of Tucson, Arizona; and Bev» erly, Mrs Gene Zender, of Al- gous. Four brothers, Nels, Peter and Henry of Portland, Oregon, and George of Spokane, and two sisters, Mrs Nettie Pigg and Alma Rjese, Portland, Ofi|pn, also survive, Surveyors Pay Visit To Farm West Of Park i 'The possibility of Algona 33 the site for a large U. S. Air Force radar station has been rumored again during the past few days. Rumors, ranging from the exact site being already picked id the fact condemnation proceedings have begun, have been under discussion locally. The f size of /the rumored radar stet-up has not been estimated, but many persons have it pictured like the huge metal ball station at Waverly, which at present is the only one in Iowa. , Here are the facts, to date. Surveyors, probably representing some branch' of the federal government, contacted, G e r a 1 d Rochleau, .who. lives,,Qn.,tQp,jpf itlia hill west of the Call State park, more than'a year ago, and asked if they tcould look i.oyer his ffo- perty. Fermispldn' Was grant&d, and the men took about la 1 minutes to look, mostly while In their car. ' !, Rochleau heard nothing fuiv ther on the deal, except that they would probably toe back 1957. Instead, they returned last fall, this time set' ting up surveying equipment and taking a more thorough look at the area. ' They told Mr Rochleau they had been scouting many other areas as possible sites for sonie sort of radar set-up, and were heading from here to Minnear polis, then Denver to look over, others. According to Rochleau, the men indicated a radar installation might be set up sotne- where in the southeast "portion of Iowa, but that if there were further interest in a site here, Rochleau would be contacted, Mr Rochleau was also asked if he would ; be 'willing to sell land necessary for the radar station, but no amount of land or price was mentioned. During the time the men made their survey last fall, many per-! sons drove by, stopped, and asked questions of, them. The rumors apparently stem from the ans^ wers given by the surveyors. Within the past several years, a strip starting, in Canada 'and ending at the Gulf of 'Mexicp, has been set up for close radar scrutiny in the nation's defense setup. This area's eastern edge is approximately along the western edge of Kossuth bounty, which may have some bearing on the study being made for additional radar sites. One such, site is located at Granite Falls, Minn., north and a bit west stt Algona. There has been no definite attempt to establish such a station here, although the possibility of; such an installation remains. Ap* parently no decision has been made. Class Play At Hi School, Feb. 20 Members of the freshman sophomore classes at Algona high school will present on i»ter» eating situation comedy "Out Of The Frying Pan", in the Wfh school auditorium Wednesday* Feb. 20, at 8 pan. The story is based on the ex« periences of three young men ajjd three young women who art MM nocently sharing an apar4m«nt while attempting to beoomn actors and actresses In New Ypfg, Featured in the cast are Larry Cook, Deitar Qruner, PhilWps. Pete Ruwaida, Yeoman. LJiida HftQSe iane Williams, _ Jeanette

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