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State By HUM Wallet • * * Matty Yuii§eb«f§ recently paid a visit to relatives In Kansas, and like many such visits the folks got to talking about old times and ancestors. One thing led to another, and they dug into an old trunk of family.relics. Thus was uncovered a "Scholar's Guide & Juvenile Arithmetic", printed in 1828, and inscribed on the inside cover with the name of Harry's great-grandfather, Joseph Cook, with the date of January 28, 1833. Some of the arithmetic problems concerned quills and nails and liters of wine. Harry brought the "Scholar's Guide" home. It la in very good condition considering that it has survived about 129 years of wear, tear and travel, • * * Perhaps we need to hold a conference of war around Algona on how to get publicity for our fair city... on a recent Sunday evening Jack Benny gave a big boost to Storm Lake on his show, and a half hour later Ed Sullivan tied in Marshalltown with one of the features of his production. Of course we can't complain too much — Dick Dale with Lawrence Welk's crew have carried Algona's name into the field of TV on past occasions. • * * If you've ever used the expression "silly as a goose" you made a big mistake in the opinion of Marlin Schiltz, Bancroft, who for the past 10 years has operated one of Iowa's few goose hatch- tries Schiltz, who produces approximately 18,000 goslings a year, finds many qualities in peese that are far from silly. Geese are true to each other, after mating, for a lifetime. In health protection, geese generally ostracize another goose becoming diseased. Geese, also, will remove every weed in fields or yards without disturbing the crop plants. Four Algona couples, .recently enjoyed a recent vacation- at Miami — the Craig Smiths, Rex Taylors, Ted Chrischilles and Harry Greenbergs. One evening they happened to visit the Beach Club in Miami, where Carmen Cavallero, famed pianist, and his four-piece combo were the featured musical entertainment. The couples were seated near the stage. At one point, Cavallero inquired if 'anyone in the audience played the piano. Virginia Taylor probably didn't know it at the time, but others at the table pointed to her, and the next thing she knew she was on the stage with Cavallero and the two of them played a duet, "Chopsticks", in the same manner it was presented in the picture "Eddie Duchen Story." The 300 or so guests gave the impromptu performance hearty applause — and after it was over the Algona group had a hard time convincing some of the other guests that Virginia wasn't actually planted in the audience by Cavallero especially for the Chopsticks duet. Scouts report that in Friley dormitory at Iowa State College in Ames there are rules and regulations about cooking, etc. but the boys know a thing or two ,., they get two forks, insert a hot dog between the ends of each fork and then hook the forks with cords up to 110 volts...the results: a nicely roasted hot dog in one minute, 'burned a little on the ends, perhaps, but still mighty tasty... we stand on our constitutional rights and refuse to tell where we got this information. March 8 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Spirit Lake massacre... hardly seems possible that only 100 years ago the Indians were still hunting in this area and learning the hard way that the White Man was here to stay... Kossuth county has a vivid reminder of the massacre .., Lotts Creek was named aftei? Henry Lott, an early-day character who more than likely would be in jail today, but at that time he was carrying on his stock in trade, selling bad whiskey to the Indians and stealing their ponies (perhaps it was mutual). At any rate, Henry had some dealings with a Sioux named Sidomina- dota, and the latter accused him of stealing six ponies... the Sioux chased him away, and his wife and son later died of exposure ... Lott vowed vengeance, and he got it... Lott built a cabin at the mouth of what became known as Lotts Creek, which empties into the Pes Moines river in Humboldt county... then Sidominadota and his family camped nearby... Lott and his son murdered the entire family ... Inkpatjuta, brother of Sido- minadota, vowed • vengeance.., in 1857 he got it at Spirit Lake, when he led his renegades in the of 32 persons. ffe jWotra* ESTABLISHED 1863 fcnteted M wcond daft* matter at the . Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, under Act ot Congress of 18» ALOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH f, 1957 3 SECTIONS - 24 PAGES VOL. 94 - NO. 10 LuVerne Wins! State Champs Next Algona Host To 1/000 4-H Members Saturday County 4-H Officers for the Boys Clubs are pictured above. Rear row, left to right, Melvin DeGeeter; Bancroft, recreational chairman; David Erickson, Algona, secretary; Robert Chambers, Corwlth, repbrter; front row, Aaron Anliker, left, West Bend, vice president; and Duane Jensen, Swea City, president. Shift To Dial Phones Here Early On Sunday Morning Long awaited, the switch to dial telephone operation in Algona will begin early Sunday morning, March 10. ' At that time you start dialing the new numbers, as listed in the telephone books being distributed this week. Dial .numbers for Algona consist of the name CYpress and five figures. The two letters may be omitted in dialing calls between Algona phones. You use only the five figures. In long distance .calls, the complete number with prefix must be used in giving the number to others and in any advertising. Dial service installation in Algona cost about $650,000 the Northwestern Bell Co. estimates, including the new building at North Dodge and Call streets. Commencing Monday, Mar. 11, the business office will be located in the new building, with office hours of 8 to 5, Monday through Friday, John Claude, manager, announces. A public telephone and place to deposit payments will both be available at the entrance. Ole Molan Rites Swea City, Today Last rites for Ole Molan, 77, well-known long-time, resident of Swea City, will be held today, Thursday, Mar. 7, at 1:30 p.m. in the Curtis Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. in the Baptist church. Rev. Everett Beal will officiate and burial will follow in Harrison township cemetery. Mr Molan died suddenly at 8:30 p.m. Monday of a heart attack in his home at Swea City. Born July 8, 1879 at DeKalb, 111. Mr Molaa had been a resident of Swea City for about a half century. He served as day marshal and street commissioner there for the past 30 years. Besides his wife, Lily, Mr Molan is survived by three daughters, Mrs Irene Rippentrop, Rake; Harlena (Mrs Art Cutler), Nebraska City, Neb.; and Virginia (Mrs Harold Conway), Swea City; a son, Orval, Omaha; and a step-son, Everett Lester, Swea City. Six grandchildren also survive. Wedding Licenses 4 Couples Four wedding licenses were issued during the week by County Clerk Alma Pearson. F»b. 88 — Bernard P, McDonnell, and Irene E. Elbert, Whit* temore; and Kenneth Farrell and Florence E. Kollasch, Whittemore. War, 1 •— Joe E. Lynch and Harriet A. Haggard, Algona; and Thomas E- Sullivan and Marjorie Wicks trom, Minneapolis. The NEW Telephone Number Of The Upper Des Molnet , will be • CY-press 4-3535 R. L. Hutchison Rites At Doan On Saturday Funeral services for Hobert L. Hutchison, 85, of near Sexton; frere held at 10 a.m. in the Doan Methodist church and at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Memories at Waterloo, Saturday. Rev. Max Goldman of Titonka officiated and burial was at Waterloo. McCullough's Funeral' Chapel of Algona was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Gordon Davidson, Max Stratton, William Hammond, Edward Larsen, Robert Schaeffer and Merl Hoover Mr Hutchison died at 4 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Veterans' Hospital at Des Moines of virus pneumonia. He had been a patient here since Nov. 29, 1956, Robert Lewis Hutchison, son of Rae and Hazel Krantz Hutchison, was born April 14, 1921 in Wesley township. He was educated in the Portland township school; Wesley, and at Waterloo. Robert moved to the family farm in 1952 after farming near Burt following World War II. He was married to Fay R. Boesen Dec. 31, 1943, at Waterloo. Robert served 3Vj years in the U.S. Navy during the war, participating in seven major engagements and receiving a citation for heroic service. He was injured in action at Salerno. He was a member of the Doan church, the Algona V.F.W. and Wesley American Legion post. Surviving, besides his wife, are his parents, a son, Roy Lewis, three daughters', Donna, Roberta and Rosemary, and five sisters, including Eisa (Mrs Ray Cunningham),, Burt, and Eveline (Mrs Fred Asa), Algona. Harry McMurray Rites Pending * The body of Harry'McMurray, 76, well-known Algonan, was to arrive here this morning (Thursday) from Glendale, Calif. Mr McMurray died there Sunday evening of a heart attack. Funeral arrangements, which are in charge of McCullough's Funeral Chapel, were incomplete at press time, but rites were tentatively set for Monday. Masonic services will be held at the chapel Sunday evening. Mr McMurray and his wife were vacationing at Glendale with his eldest sister, Mrs Andrew Jasperson, at the time of his death. They had been ip California since November. Mr McMurray was born and raised here and was a resident of Algona ail his life. He was in a contracting partnership with his.brother, Lou, until his retirement in 1948. , It was understood that Mrs McMurray was returning to Algona with relatives by auto. Survivors, -besides his wife,' Katherine, two sisters, Mrs Jasperson and Mrs W. E. Carty, Grauville, No. Dak., and two brothers, j^o uan.4 Alvin McMur ray, of Algona will be host, Saturday* March 9, at the annual 4-H club day, with about 1,000 county, members of boys and girls clubs invited to be special guests' tot the day. ! Each county club will be represented with a display in local stores, with officers or leaders on hand to meet visitors and explain the club projects. Throughout this issue of The Algona Upper Des Moines are salutes from local firms to the 4-H clubs with names of members of all clubs. In the evening the club officers who will be official club representatives will be guests for dinner of the firms where they have displays, A brief program will follow at the high school annex, and later in the evening they will be guests of the Algona Theatre at a moving picture. Welcome to Algona, 4-H club members, in conjunction with National 4-H Week. (Note — Some 4-H club pictures were received too late for inclusion in today's paper. They will be printed next week). 250 At Beef Producers Banquet, Officer Election Members of the Kossuth : County Beef Producers Assn. know their "product," they're proud of it, and when it comes to proving it ... well, they did just that at their annual meeting'and banquet held last Thursday night in St. John's church basement at Bancroft. Two hundred and fifty association members and guests ate their way through the equivalent of half a good-sized dressed-out steer. 279 pounds of choice beef prepared and served by special chefs and CD of A waiters. Some of the servings of standing rib roast were well over a pound, but all the plates were licked dean. After the banquet, merribers sat back and enjoyed a special program featured-by a speech on the outlook for cattle raisers, given by Wm. Smolek, extension animal husbandman from Iowa State College. Election of officers for the current year Were held, with new directors Lawrence Menke, Bancroft, Duane Harberger. Hurt, Claude Johnson, Bancroft, Earl Chambers, t £orwith, being named to succeed retiring directors Wm. Phelps, Swea City. Donald Warmbier, Lu Verne, Wm. Eimers and Ronald Christenson, Fenton. Hold-over directors are R. L. Krantz. Titonka. W. L. Reynold, Swea City, Leslie Johnson, Lakota, and Clair Reding. Ottosen. • New officers elected were R. L. Krantz, president, and W. L. Reynolds, vice president. Bill Phelps has served as president for the past year. Farmers Night School Banquet The annual Algona Farmers Night Schoo;^bahquef,MU; r Bf held Monday at 7 p.m. In the high school annex, according, to G. W. Sefrit, director of- the school. Featured speaker will be T. C. Petersen of Madison, Wise., a public relations man for a large firm, who will deliver a talk entitled ''Progress, U.S.A." A total of 130 persons were enrolled in the school this year, which is the approximate number' enrolled during the past three seasons. Ten class sessions were held. ' Members who attended the required number of sessions will be presented with diplomas by Se- frit and Supt, O. B. Laing. Swea City Herald Changes Owners Sale of the Swea City Herald by Mr and Mrs Bob Schwartz to Elmer Petersen, who grew up in Ringsted, is announced today. The sale, was effective March 1. Schwartz has published the Swea City paper for the past 11 years. He plans on returning to Iowa State. College at Ames to complete his work toward a degree, interrupted some years ago when he was called back to take over the Swea City Herald on the death of his father-in-law, Ray Sperbeck. The new publisher returns to this area from Ann Arbor, Mich, where he had been employed on the University of Michigan daily. Prior tp that he operated the Kanawha Reporter, and also worked at both Emmetsburg and Ringsted in the newspaper business. He is single. Elmer is a son of Mr and Mrs C. M, Petersen of Lone Rock. Bob is the son of Postmaster and Mrs J. A. Schwartz of Fenton. It is with regret that the newspaper fraternity of the area learns of Bob's impending departure. He has been one of outstanding small-town publishers in northern Jowa, turning out a product that won a National Editorial Association award last year in its circulation class, And, welcome to Mr Petersen, the new publisher, and typst wishes for a steady, constructive support from his community. Missionary To Africa To Speak Beginning with the Sunday morning service on March 10 and continuing through the following Sunday, March J7, with an evei ning service at 8:00 p.m. each night excerpt Saturday, will be a week given over to special services with missionary emphasis. There wi}l be a different missionary speaking each night. On March 10, Robert Vaughn, missionary to French Equatorial Africa, will be the speaker. 2-Stafe Hunt Who Hit Area Break-in artists, responsible for theft of $400 in cash from two Wesley business places Sunday night, were still at large Wednesday. The Kraus and Studer grocery stores were among five places hit during the night in this area. Other thefts, in all totaling loss .of $7,700 in cash, were reported at Clear Lake and Britt. A,total of $350 was taken from the safe at the Kraus store. Entrance was gained through the front door. The safe' was not •locked, but a piece of sheet metal was pried loose to get to the safe. Loss of five shirts and a cap was also reported. Entrance to the Studer store was gained through a basement window. A door leading from the basement upstairs was then pried open and $50 taken from the cash register. Most of the loot was taken at Clear Lake, where $5,000 was taken from a grocery store and $1,006 from the creamery. The Community Grocery store at Britt was entered the same night and $1,300 taken in cash. According to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, it is probable the Kossuth break-ins, those at Clear Lake and Britt, and thefts at Belmond, Carroll and Joice Saturday night. were the work of professionals. In most instances the cash was obtained after safes were peeled. County and state officials from all over this area are engaged in the search for the criminals. Air Force Movie Here Mar, 14 The general public is invited to an official air force movie to be presented Thursday evening, March 14, starting at 8 p.m. at the high school annex. The film to he shown has recently been removed from the "classified" list. The movie will feature an explanation of the new SAGE equipment that works in conjunction with the Ground Observer Corps to guide U. S. interceptor planes in case of an enemy air attack. The movie and program is being sponsored jointly by the Algona Air Force reserve flight and Ground Observer Corps. ,000 In Heart Fund Considerably over $1,000 was raised in the Iowa Heart Fund drive for South Kossuth county it was reported this week- All returns are not in however, according to Mrs George H. Johnson, publicity chairman. Flora Tiss if* acting as treasurer of the fund. 4-H Girls who are county officers are pictured above. In the rear row, left to right, are Lois Wilfong, St. Joe, secretary; Marlys Goetz, Wesley, historian; and Jan Clark, Bancroft, president. In the front row are Darlene Callies, Titonka, at left, recreation chairman, and Eunice Gade of Algona, president. Change of Managers At S & L Store Announ ced Succeeding Gordon Ditlevson as manager of the S & L Co. department store here, is "-Frank D. Riley, who comes here from the Sioux Falls ,So. Dak., S & L store, where he has been assistant manager. The announcement of the change was made thii week. . '• • Ditlevs'on, who has managed the local store for the past 4 years, has resigned to accept new employment in California, where he and his family plan to move. He came 'here from Creston, where he was S & L manager, and is a native , of FaribqulV Minn. He has been active an civic affairs, and is a Kiwaniah. Riley, the new manager at S & L, is a native lowan, having been born at Wooletock. He attended Webster City Junior College, and also Davidson College •in North Carolina. His wife is the former Colleen Goehring of Webster City, and the couple has two children, Brian, ,11, and Sheila, 5. They are members of the Lutheran church. While Mr Riley has already taken over his new • duties as S & L store manager here, the family is in Sioipc Falls until living quarters can be secured here. Riley is a World War II Veteran, having spent four years in the U. S. Airforce. Mayme Sheridan Dies, Bancroft Funeral services for Mrs Mayme Sheridan, 74, a pioneer resident of Bancroft, were held Sat- lurday at 9:30 a.m. in St. John's Catholic church at Bancroft. Rev. J. H. Schultes officiated and burial followed in St. John's cemetery. Garry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs Sheridan died at noon Thursday' in Wilfair Rest Haven at Burt. Mrs Sheridan was a former postmaster at Bancroft; -and she and her husband, Jim, who preceded her in death in 1952, were very well-known county residents. He was a Bancroft businessman before his death. Survivors include three sons, Phil, Bancroft; James, Algona; and John, Primghar; two daughters, Betty (Mrs Lawrence Becker), Bancroft; and Patricia (Mrs Merritt Giffwi), Ringsted; and several grandchildren. Pallbearers at the funeral were Glen Cowing, Joe Menke, Leander Vaske, Albert Deitering, Don McCarthy and Art Welp, "Full House" For Home Show Here A "full house" of exhibits and displays is assured at the 2nd annual Algona Home Show scheduled for April 5, 6 and 7 here, it has 'been announced by Dick Carr, general chairman. All exhibit space appeal's to be taken, and a special entertainment program is now being. planned. Home Show steering committee members are Dick Carr, chairman, Bill Steele, secretary, Jim Milder, peecher Lane, and Wes BarUett. J, P, Court Fine One fine was paid in Justice C. H. Qstwinkle's court Wednesday. William J. Sparks, Jr., Des Moines, paid $25 and costs for hunting ducks after closing hours. The case had been pending since Nov. 10, Gordon Ditlevson Frank D. Riley Therapy Patient Making Progress Mrs Orville Wicks, who is recuperating from major surgery, is gradually recovering the use of her right side. Mi 1 Wicks spends four hours a day working with her on therapy treatments. While the recovery is slow, it is expected that all paralysis will be gone in time. Leg Surgery For Donald Maasdam Donald Maasdam has been moved from Mercy hospital, Fort Dodge, to Veterans' hospital, ward 369, Des Moines. Donald suffered a crushed left leg in a tree accident near WhitFemore on the Bob Chambers farm on Feb. 14. * He had surgery on his leg last week Tuesday and he.will still need further surgery to correct the break since his leg was crushed very badly. He will be hos* pitalized for 10 or 13 months if everything goes well. Firemen Answer Algona Home Call Algona's firemen answered a call to the home of Mrs Ray Webb on North Ridgely street at 7 p,m. Friday, M,ar. 1- To? iftJJKb oil caused a heater to get red,*h,et and caused much coacern, a> though there was iw damjfe re* ported, • •','•:* vj>.»v Kossuth Entry In Girls Meet Victor, 65-60 Upset Dormellson In First Round; Maynard Foe Today LuVerne's high-flying Lions untracked unbeaten Donnellson, 65-60, with an amazing come* back in the outstanding game of the first round of the girls, state basketball tournament in Veteran's Auditorium at Des Moines Tuesday afternoon. Defending state champion Maynard, an easy 59*41 win* net over Guihrie Center Tuesday, looms next for the Lions from Kossuth county. Maynard has won 18 straight and has a season mark of 26-3 so far, while the Lions now own a 21-4 record. The clash is slated for 2 p.m. today (Thursday), and promises to be a dandy. The winner will wind Up with a shot at the semi-finals. Donnellson's three inch per girl height* advantage over Lu-' Verne failed to thwart Coach Bryce Wickett's hustling crew, The Lions made up t for their lack in size by out-battling and out-rebounding the ibig Donnellson outfit. One Regular Ailing And the Lions did .it with a regular forward, ,Myrna Larimer, on the sidelines most of the time. Myrna was stricken with a throat infection a week before th,e state meet got underway and lost considerable weight while licking the illness. Becky Stripling, a 5'6" ' sophomore, proved more , than adequate as a, replacement in the' starting, lineup. . v ;reboun<UngT alfled th : cause no, end. :. The game was a "Sandy.. Don-; nellson had won all of its 24 starts and was picked to take the contest by almost everyone except LuVerne's coach, team ' and supporters (and ^there are plenty of the latter). * Donnellson looked like a • million dollars at the start, and* almost before LuVerng had a chance to get hold, -of the ball built up a huge 13-0 lead. The bulge appeared to be insurmountable. ' Patty -Patterson, and company got in gear and began banging away. Lu Verne was finally scoring, but Donnellson hadn't slack 1 * ed off much, and led, 22-10, at the end of the first period. ' Guards Clamp Donttellson LuVerne's guards, Kay Richardson, Nancy Hippen and Rosemary Carroll, put the 'damps on Donnellson good in the second round, and with Pattern, Mary Toohey and Stripling hitting the hoop, chopped the, Donnejlson advantage to 31-30 at half time. Donnellson Jed, "37-34, early in the third stanza when Lu Verne § lit together a rally that paid off. y the end pf the period, the Lions were oil top 48-43, and with the three forwards hitting well, put the game away with 8% minutes of play remaining. Donnellson's last threat early in the final quarter was halted toy five points by Patterson. The 5,000 fans were crazy about the upset, which came after May nard's easy victory in the ing game of the tourney. , Patterson Top Scow Patterson, 5'8" senior, to both teams in scoring, she pumped home 17 field goals an<| a free toss for 35 points, Stripling got 16 and Toohey 14 fop LU» Verne, while Hodsoji topped Donnellson with 27 tallies. Box score: LuYerne (65) FS FT Patterson „,„—,47 i Toohey „„„—,,,,3 8 Larimer ..,,,. v ,^,.0 0 Stripling „*„.„„£ 0 Hippen. „— ^-0 0 Richardson ..,—,,.0 0 Carroll «.,..,, w .,,. r O Q PF 0 0 a 3 t Hodson (60) 28 9 F6 FT 42 ,3 14 P Overton „,.— W - W 8 Rooney ,„,,,„„„(} Smith *.,.. F .I. W ^JI BosJey ....,.„...,. Harvey 9 0 0

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