The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 14, 1957 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 14, 1957
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By BUM Waller * • * Supl. K. M. ChaM ol the Sentral Community school district says the number "Nine" must have special significance in that school area. Jt was on the "9th vote,* on the 9th of Match, that 902 people went to the polls and approved the bond issue for a new Sentral high school. * * * At Wesley, the Jack Meyer family, preparing to move to a farm north of Sexton, where they built a new home, began tearing down the old house and made the discovery that hundreds of old newspapers had been used as insulation between plaster and the outer walls. The papers were mostly published in the year 1883, including some old Upper Des Moines copies — which just proves that the paper is valuable in more ways than one. * * * MAIL BAGt The homeward trek of many wandering Algona folks from the south, southwest and far west is nearly completed... a card from Sacramento, Cal. from Ernst and Clara Thiel, says they are starting home March 11... a request to change his paper from St. Petersburg, Fla. back to Whittemore from Louis Wehrspann, who thoughtfully included his 1957 season pass to the Sarasota dog races,' and a ticket for exhibition games between the Yankees and Cardinals. Mrs Clarence Metzger, Rt. 2, Algona, recently received a letter from her daughter Shirley (Mrs Cal Callesen), who is now A medical secretary at the O'Connar hospital in San Jose, Cal. Shirley wrote that a few days ago in walked the John Carrolls to get their oldest son's finger x-rayed after a slight mfshap. John looked at Shirley and, asked "I know you, don't I?" Shirley said he did, that she used to be Lou Nitchals' secretary back in Algona. The Carrols live near the hospital. * * • Mrs Meisger also said that Robert and Clarence Metzger, both in the Navy stationed at Moffett Field, Cal. only 11 miles from San Jose, were in a coffee shop in that city when they saw two men who looked familiar. They were Clark and Hendrjckson, former Algona residents now living in San Jose. * * * After all' the preliminaries to the change over to dial phones, one little tot summed up the thousands of words of instruction in one sentence: "You just lift the receiver and dial the numbers." « * * . We wish to inform those to whom Horace Clapsaddle has been spreading the word, that the Upper Des Moines has NOT requested parking meter installations in front of our building. * » * Well, we struggled through Tolstoy's "War & Peace" some i, 12 years ago while riding around the Mediterranean as a guest of Uncle Sam, and tackled' the movie version here a few days ago. It was quite a picture. But we personally think the character honors were won by the Russian general and Napoleon; if Henry Fonda was presumed to portray a confused soul, however, as we understand he was, he certainly did a good job of it No wonder we find it difficult to understand the Russian mind! * * *. Ken Strahorn, bowling down at Hawkeye Lanes the other night, got a little absent-minded at the end of a frame.,! forgot about the automatic pin-setting device, and when the remaining pin wasn't removed yelled down the alley "set 'em up in 6." * * * In the 8th annual edition of "Who's Who in Beton twirling", just issued by the National Baton Twirling Ass'n magazine, "The Drum Major", is a picture and biography of Helen Kuhlmann, daughter of Mrs Wilma Kuhlmann of Algona, whom most of you know as a drum majorette with the Algona high school band. * * * X State Iowa Oity, J la ifo* 8eoi*«r ISTABllSHtO 1663 Entered M ieepfid olftM matter at the pott&ftrt at Meant, Iowa, Ho*. 1, 1933, under Act of Confren of March S, 1879. ALGOMA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 195? 3 SECTIONS - 22 PAGES Plus 12 Pages Rural Gratis** VOL. 94 - NO. 11 Burt Cagers Bow In District Meet Famous Last Line — Let me show you how to change that typewriter ribbon!. Mayor Court Fine Billy •!• Abjurn of Amarillo, Tex. paid $5 and costs on a speeding count in Mayor C. C Shierk's court Tuesday. The NEW Telephone Number Of The Upper Det Meinet CY-press 4-3535 Write-ins Win Upset School Vote, LuVerne One Tie Results In Big Surprise Of County Ballots While> most school elections took p.lace in Kossuth county without much interest, this was not the case at LuVerne. A host of write-in Votes elected at least two new members to the LuVerne school board, with a tie resulting for the other position, and unsettled as" of Tuesday. Phil C. Henderson and Lawrence O. Miller were regular nominees for 3-year terms, and Dr. John Skogmo for a one year term to fill a vacancy. In the election that took place Monday, James Trauger with 60 write-in-votes was elected to a 3-year term, and there was a tie between Glen Braynard (write- in) and Lawrence Miller, each with 55 votes, for the other position for three years. Henderson got 38 votes. For the one-year term, Allen Blake with 59 write-ins was elected. Dr. Skogmo received 44. LEDYARD ELECTED WiLLIAM KNONEH Ledyard — William Knoner with 144 4votes defeated Edward Lloyd, who got' 51, in the only school contest in the county outside of LuVerne, for director. ELBERT & ANLIKER NAMED, WHITTEMOHE Whiilemore — Leonard Elbert with 3 and Elmer Anliker with 40 votes were reelected, unopposed, to the Whittemore school board Monday. ONE NEW MEMBER ON WESLEY BOARD Wesley — Maurice DeBoer was reelected as a school director with 73 votes, and Dr. Paul Warner becomes a new member. He polled 69 votes, and will succeed Mrs Hemmingsen who was not a candidate. L. H. Kleinpeter was unopposed for trea- su.rer. OTHER LOCAL, COUNTY SCHOOL RESULTS Perry Collins and Robert Deal, unopposed, were reelected as Algona school directors, with 138 votes cast.. Wayne Smith, West Bend, and Ted Wallentine, Lakota, were elected to the county board of education, unopposed. Gorwith voters defeated a proposal to sponsor summer athletics, 175 to 125, while approving a measure to have a summer music program, 164 to 123, Ro^ bert Barricks was elected to the school board, defeating Earl Chambers, who polled 149. At Swea City, Glen Clark and Ralph Walker Jr. were elected to the. school board. With 122 voting. Harold Gingrich and Lester Eden were elected .to the Titonka school board. Outstanding 4-H Award Honors 2 From Kossuth Jan Clark of Bancroft and Roger Dreyer of Fenton. chown above, were given the Danforth Foundation award as the outstanding four square girl and boy Saturday night at the high school annex here. The presentation followed the annual 4-H Day held here Saturday. Miss Clark, daughter of Mr and Mrs H. V. Clark, is a member of the Blue and White club, president of the Kossuth county 4-H girls, editor of the 4-H paper, was winner of a Chicago award trip last November and was awarded a county leadership pin last year. She has been in club work for six years, is a junior leader, a member of the 4-H chorus and a junior at St. John's in Bancroft. Roger has been a member of the Fenton 4-H club five years, president of the club two years, county boys president in 1956, is active in all phases of 4-H work, was a representative of this county at the State Health Camp and was awarded a medal for outstanding leadership and achievement in 1956. Physical, mental, social and religious qualities are the basis for the four square award. The 4-H Day itself was an outstanding success, with a record- breaking number of clubs, 48, represented by exhibits in stores around town during the day. A lunch was served to the group at the extension office during the afternoon, featuring food items donated by local firms. . . 4, Proprietors of firms sponsoring clubs i for the day were 'host at 1 a dinner which feted members who were in charge of exhibits. City officials and other persons interested in local businesses Were introduced during the meeting at the annex Saturday night. The day was rounded out with a free trip to the Algona Theater. 3 Burglaries, Titonka, With Loss Of $20 LuVerne Former Suffers Stroke LuVerne — Phil C. Henderson, suffered a stroke on his right side Monday at his farm home west of LuVerne. He is confined to his bed, and shows improvement. Mr Henderson suffered a stroke on his left side four years ago this April. He made a good recovery and was able to be up and about as usual. Becker Girl, 2, Rites Friday Last rites for 2-year old Karen Becker, daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank Becker of Burt, will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Presbyterian ' church at Burt. Rev. H. A. Smidt will officiate and burial will be in Portland township cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Four uncles of the little girl will serve as pallbearers. Karen was born at St. Ann Jan. 1, 1955, the first baby born in the county that year. Her mother is the former Virginia McWhorter. Besides the parents, five brothers and sisters survive. g a/en was taken to the hog* ... J about noon Tuesday. Three break-ins at Titonka during the night Wednesday, Mar, 6, were investigated by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Thursday morning. The burglaries re-y suited in theft of $20 from the cash register at the K & H oil station. Entries were also made at the Farmers Co-Operative Elevator and Botsford Lumber, but nothing taken. The burglars entered the front door at the gas station and elevator and a rear door at the lumberyard. The door at the station was pried open. The thieves then knocked a knob off the safe, couldn't get it open, turned it over and peeled the bottom, but failed to get into it. Sledge hammers and tools, which had v been stolen from the Rock Island tooLshed at Titonka, were used and strewn around the room, where they were found. A door was jimmied at the 1 elevator, and the burglars attempted to get into >£ safe at the lumberyard, but were unsuccessful. They opened several drawers, but took nothing. Allen Boyken, a newspaper bov, reported the break-in. Two grocery stores at Wesley were entered the Sunday night before, Mar. 3,' and a total of $400 in cash stolen. All peace | officers in this area are working on the cases. 3 Broken Legs Wesley — Ray Becker is getting around with crutches since last Friday when he suffered a broken right leg when a part of a roof fell on him while tearing a house down near Corwith. Nick Wagner sustained two broken, legs in the same accident. He was taken to St. Ann hospital, Algona. Cldir Winkie, Ex Resident, Dies Word was received here Wednesday morning ' reporting the death of Glair Winkie, a former resident, at Claremont, Minn. , Funeral services were held in Minnesota Wednesday afternoon and graveside rites will be held at the Burt cemetery at 1 p.m. Friday. Mr Winkie formerly farmed in this area and later lived in Algona before moving to Minnesota. $110 Damage As Cars Collide Cars driven by Cecile A. Norton of Algona and Edmund A Berte of Iryington collided near the corner of State and Dodge streets in Algona at 12:55 p.m Tuesday. » Policeman Ernie Hutchison investigated and estimated damage amounting to $30 to the Norton car and $80 to the other vehicle There were no injuries. Legal Action Over Grave Marker Filed In Court A legal action Involving 9 cemetery marker of ib« American Legion Auxiliary WM filed in Kossuth district court this week, W, E. Qulnn U plaintiff and Margaret Arndorfer is defendant in the *uit. Th»y we 'braihtr and iUteir, Both live at Bancroft, ,- Ouinn jtertaw *h»* following the death of Wi wife in 1830. a Legion Auxiliary marker wai Placed on the grave of the > dwea*9d in MM or 1933, In 1949. Bridget Quinn, mother of both plaintiff and defendant, died, and wai buried in the same cemetery. She wai also a member of the Legion Aux- The plaintiff allege* that after the. lesojid death, the defendant wrongfully removed the marker from the grave e ! ^!-,¥ l ! r 8 ° 4 ?te<*d, *J «» the grave of the mother, The plaintiff later returned it to hii wife's grave, iisee then. the marker has heen exchanging place* from one grave to the other, he allege*, Th* p«Wion MI*, for « judgment and decree to tht defendant troro moving the emblem from the lint grave, Terrii Victor 59-51; Smidt Pours In 42 Bears of Kossuth Lose After 25 Straight Wins Terril's tough Tigers smashed Hurt's perfect record with a 5981 decision in the semi-finals of the district basketball tournament at Spencer last night (Wednesday) despite a 42 point scoring blast by Big John Smidt o{ the Bears. The defeat ended the season for the Bears who set an all- time county record with 25 straight wins before the loss to Terrii. Terrii advanced to the finals of the district meet and) will tangle with the winner of the St. Mary's Storm Lake- Fonda OLGC game at Rolfe Saturday night at 7:30. i Smidt was great. He turned in his finest game despite a badly injured back and accounted for all but nine of his team's points. Terrii, however, almost co pletely throttled the rest of the Bears. The winners' balanced scoring and slick passing attack offset Smidt's fine showing. Game Stays Close Burt got off in front 9-8 in the first period as Smidt accounted for five quick points. Terrii tied the count at 10-10, and the teams were knotted at 12-12 before Terrii got its first lead, 1412. The Tigers stayed in front during the rest of the eight minutes, and were on top, 22-16, when the buzzer sounded. Jerry Ewegen tossed in five buckets for Terrii, while Smidt totaled 11 points in the opening frame. Burt cut the margin to 23-19 early in the second stanza, thent .Ter,ril roared away to a 27-10 bulge. The Bears came back ana were within five points midway in the period, but Terrii built its 29-24 margin to 33-26 and a basket by Ewegen, his seventh in the half, made it 37-28 at intermission time. Smidt got eight of Burt's 12 points in the period and ran his total to 19 for the half. Jerry Garman, normal-* ly a double figure scorer, failed to count a point for the Bears. Terrii werit on to take the game, although outscored by Smidt, 23-22, in the last half: Yessir, JOHN- SCORED EVERY BURT POINT IN THE. FINAL 16 MINUTES; but it went for naught. He got two buckets right at the start of the third round to cut the Tigers' margin to 37-32, but that's as close as the Bears could get despite John's great showing. Terrii was in front, 52*41, at the three-quarter mark and were in a semi-stall through the first five minutes of the final period. Terrii Stalls Out Burt's Smidt gradually cut the bulge to 54-47 with three minutes of play remaining in the game. Terrii immediately went into a freeze, and managed to add one point to the edge before the final buzzer, scoring ffye free tosses while Smidt got his last four points. The game marked the first time during the entire season q team scored more than 49 points on Burt. Mitchell, Angus and Giddings each got three points to account for the rest of Burt's points. Jerry Ewegen, smallest man on the floor, got 21 to lead Terrii, Phil Johnson got 15 and Ron Barrick 11 for the winners. 74 Get Awards At Farm Banquet Here R.E.A. Approves $136,000 Loan For Lone Rock Dials A loan of $136,000 for conversion to the dial system of the Lone Rock Co-Operative Telephone Co. has just been approved in Washington, D.C. by the R.E.A., according to a telegram received Wednesday morning from Congressman Met win Goad of the 6th Iowa district. Manager Don Houck of the Lone Rock company was out of town yesterday, but Harlan Blanchard, one of the officers of the co-op, said that it was believed that work on the conversion job would get underway just as soon as all details connected with the loan are completed, and the company hoped to get the work done by fall. > The conversion to dial will make possible free service between Lone Rock and Fenton, it was added. The company's annual meeting is to be held April 4, by which lime full details of the loan and conversion plans may be avail- abe. 74 Women Plait City Bus Tour' The Farm Bureau women's committee is sponsoring a trip by bus to Des Moines for 74 women from Kossuth county. The women will travel in two buses and plan to leave from the Farm Bureau building here at 5:30 a.m. next Tuesday, Mar. 19. While in Pes Moines for the day, the women will visit the state legislature, historical build ing, air defense center and will watch production of a TV show from KRNT-TV. The trip is not limited to Farm Bureau •women, however many who are making it won their trips through various Farm Bureau activities. James Mullins Gets His Wings Wesley — Mr and Mrs John Mullin of Cprwith, formerly of Wesley, went to Texas recently :o attend graduation exercises of ;heir *on, Lt. James Mullin. Lt. vilUn tad his wife accompanied he parents home for g visit. Petit Jury Of April Court • Term Picked Petit jurors for the April term of Kossuth district court -were named Wednesday. They are to report for duty Tuesday, April 16, at 10 a.m. The new jury list follows: Wesley — Dale Bannister, Mary Ann Eischen, Edward L. Johnson, Luella Pearson. Whittemore — Mary Jane Besch, Marcella fandel, Walter Fuoss, Vernon Higgins, Wilbur Roeber, Opal Simpson. • Algona — Bernetta Bohannon, Willard Geering, Delbert Hall, Henrietta Huenhold, Gladys Jergenson, DuWayne Klein, Zora Kohl, Milo Kollasch, Katherinoi Krause, Phyllis Lamuth, Charles Lawson, Helen Pratt, Armin Schultz, Eunice Sheridan, Martha Simpson and Grace White. Swea City — Weldon Brandt and Gifford Smith. LuVerne — Frances Capesius, Alice Hinz, Walter Hinz. Armstrong — Leo Crowley, . Neigil Preston. I Burt — Wilbur Doege, Viola McDonald, Bob Wood, E. C. Schweitert. Lone Rock — Pauline Flaig, Verna Marlow. Ti tonka—Sylvan Hanna, Fern Kitzinger, Glaus Krull, Thomas Loats, Ubbe Ubben. Bancroft — Herman L. Kahlerj I Lawrence Lampe, Stanley Ruse. Bode — Hubert O'Brien. Lakota — Edwin Steenhard and Wm. Wirtjes. Red Cross Benefit All sports fans, or perhaps we should say all persons interested in a good time and a lot of laughs, had better be present at the Red Cross benefit to be held here in ihe v high school gymnasium next Wednesday night, Mar. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Members of the men's recreation class and faculty members. from Algona high and St. Cecelia Academy are slated as the feature attractions. Players will not only be dressed -in peculiar clothing, but will al»o furnish plenty of clowning during the night. There will be a basketball game, volleyball game and table tennis matches featured in the exhibition, and what exhibitions they promise to be. There will be no admission charge, but donations will be accepted. Road Contracts Awarded To Algona Firm V. F. W. Auxiliary Elects Officers Election of officers of the Algona V.F.W. Auxiliary took place March 6, and Zelma Johnson was named as president. Other officers are Frances Wiese, senior vice president; Alta Stevens, junior vice president; Lorraine Schoby, treasurer; Marian Balluff, secretary; Anna Larson, chaplain; Louella Wolf, conductress, and Orella Kinseth, guard. Trustees are Delia Finch (1), Marie O'Brien (2) and Alma Marshall (3). Other officers are Carrie Redemske, Helen Chamberlain, Alice Ditsworth, Mildred Zeigler,, Lucille Johnson, Linnea Hiserodt, Theresa Willger and Gale Zender. Fenton Creamery Meeting, Mar. 16 The annual meeting of the Fenton Co-pp Creamery will be held in the community center there this Saturday, Mar. 16, at 1:30 p.m. A business meeting and board election will be followed by a talk on quality milk by Ralph Nichols, Whittemore, manager of the* Tri-County Drying Association, and a movie, also on milk. Lunch will be served after the meeting by members of the American Legion Auxfliary . Everds Brothers Construction Co. of Algona was awarded two substantial road construction contracts the past week, and the. State Highway Commission *also awarded the contract for seven miles of grading on relocated highway 222 from LuVerne west to highway 169. The Webster county 'board of supervisors, Tuesday, awarded Everds Bros, a $506,902.99 con tract for constructing 28.5 miles of asphaltic concrete roads in that county. The contract calls for a 19-mile blacktop road from Duncombe to Dayton, under the farm-to-market program^ and another .10 miles to be, paid for by the county. Another stretch of road is also included. The total is the combined' farm-to- market and county program awarded. At a letting last Wednesday by the State Highway Commission, Scothorn Construction Co. of Cherokee was awarded a contract for locating highway 222 on the new route west from Lu- Verne, for seven miles of grading, to be done this year. The successful bid was $139,679. Soil District Vote Annual election of a commissioner for the Kossuth Conservation District has been set for March 25, between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. at Burt high school, it has been announced. Officers' Wives Form Auxiliary A new organization, known as the Algona branch of the Iowa State Policeman's Association Auxiliary, was formed by wives of Algona's policemen and patrolmen Tuesday night. Mrs Richard Groen was elected president, Mrs Al Boekehnan, vice president, and Mrs Joe Mcbride, secretary-treasurer, of the auxiliary. Other charter members are Mesdames Ernie Hutchison, DJarrel Pirake, pa]e Me- Bride, Pete Jorgenson and Bill Ankenbauer. The club, which will meet the second Tuesday of each month, will hold formal installation of officers and presentation ' of charter at a furture meeting. Officers will serve for 9 year. The first meeting was held at the AJ Boekelman residence. < A total of 225 persons attended and enjoyed the eleventh annual Farmer's Evening School banquet held in the 'high school annex here Monday night. Following the dinner, a program, featuring a very interesting talk by T. C. Petersen, public relations man for the Farm Bureau from Madison, Wise., went over with a bang. There was also music, including group singing and numbers by the high school modern choir under the direction of Del Carver. G. W. Sefrit, vocational agriculture instructor who is in charge of the yearly school, and O .B. Laing, superintendent of schools, presented diplomas In recognition of attendance to 74 members of the class. Those receiving diplomas included: Chester Albright, Walter Barr, Edward Berninghaus, Hugh Black, Floyd Bode, Harold E. Bode, Loren Brown, Randall Clark, Amand Dangelser, Arnold Danielson, Charles- Dearths HenryDearchs, Jr., Jerome Eisenbarth, Ronald Gardner, Ervin Gerber, Lloyd Gerber, Gerald Haas, Harley Haas, J. R. Haas, Otto Harlan, Carl Hutchins, Orville Holdren, Cecil Long, S, L. Loss, William McKim, Paul McNeill, Carroll Potter, Kent Seely, David Seiler, Eldon Shaw, August Slagle, Everett Trip? and Russell Walker, all of Algona. •.--•' Nick Arndorfer, St. Benedict; Ed Besch, James Besch, Lawrence Besch, Cecil Bjustrom, Charles Bjustrom, Harold Bjustrom, C. A. Derner, M. J. Erdman, Walter Fuoss, William Hanover, Dick Kuecker, and Sam, Mogler,'all-of-Whittemore.. ,• •> tu . , F. H. 'BfeCker, K. H,~Boiie/W;'~" E. Campney, E. J. Cherland, A. A. Hildman .Edgar Keith, R. I, Mawdsley, Roscoe Mawdsley, Jr., Art Person, Lloyd ,Schenck» and John Wilson, Burt; A. B, Cherland, O. T. Cherland, Jamea Do'dds, Edward Hackbarthj Everett Banna} and Fred W, Plumb, Lone Rock. Glen Gabrielson, Sexton; Gordon Giddings, Karl Kiilsholm, Charles Nygaard, Joseph -Skow, and J. C, Skow, Wesley; Albert H. Johnson, Corwith; Ar,t Kohl« haas, Bode; Wayne Smith, West Bend; John F. Weber, Irvingtonj and Luther Kinne, LuVerne. ."-• Hugh'Black, Floyd Bode, Charles Dearchs, Glen Gabrielson, Lloyd Gerber, Albert Johnson", Torsten Lagersirom, > Steve Loss, Roscoe Mawdsley, Fred Plumb, Lloyd Schenck and Joe Skow wil serve on the evening, school advisory council during the next year. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BANQUET MARCH 19 The annual meeting and banquet of the Algona Chamber of Commerce will be held next Tuesday evening, March. 19, in the high school Annex, at 6:30 p.m. Robert L, Sweany, district manager of the U, S. Chamber of Commerce, will be the main speaker. Bobt. I,, Sweeny ! Mr Sweany has been with the? U.S. chamber since 1853. Following t*i§ Changer meet* ing, which is expected to end about 9 p.m., the annual meeting and election pf officers for, the Algona Industrial Developm,ent Corporation will take place. Stockholders in the corporation are eligible to attend and vote, and the wives will be welcome If they wish to remain,. Nine directors will be elected to se three for three years, three two and three lor one year, Heifer Brings $1675 uder toote orn heijer Show aid 0, f{g- *» Bea Q- top honors OR a Sh at a state Shorth sate Tuesda animal &old

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