The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 28, 1957 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 28, 1957
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Iowa oity ( flu ESTABLISHED 1863 M m&sjtA ci«« matte* at the portotfie* at ov. 1, 19M. under Act of Confress ot March 8. 1879. By RUM Waller • * * La*t week wa« Nattonal Want Ad Week... which this newspaper observed with a "two for one" offer... MOW cotnes this in* teresting little item which goes to prove something or other.. President Marlow Curtice of General Motors answered a want ad 43 years ago that led to his present position. The ad answered by the General Motors president of today Was inserted in the Flint, Mich. Daily Journal, April 23, 1914, » ' * • Phil Kohlhaat wa* reminded of how true it is that "time flys" the other day when he received an invitation to attend a special Session of the Iowa legislature at which time all former legislators of 20 or more years ago were honored... 20 years ago he was the state representative from Kossuth county. • • • . ' One local faiher, baby-sitting with his first-grade daughter, got into a discussioji of the war in which he served, and some of the incidents therein ... he ton. of the terrors of the Master Sergeant, and how infractions of the regulations were handled ... how he once had to clean out eight latrines as a result ..*-. latrine, and what it was, had of course lo be translated into plain toilet ... a few days went by and he was accosted by his wife—"What Jn the world have you been telling our daughter? She got up in school at "Show or Tell" and explained how your job in the army was to clean eight toilets." • • * . MAIL BAG: "To the Upper Des Moines: It was ,so good of you to invite us to see your newspaper office. We enjoyed it very much. It was all most interesting. Th,ank you for taking so much time to show us around. Sincerely, Mrs Wolcott's Second Grade." We were Indeed glad to have the Second Grade visit us, and welcome any class wishing to make a similar visit. Diamonds Buy Swartz Hardware Building Here AlOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 195? A SECTIONS - 26 PAGES VOL. 94 - NO. 13 Purchase of fhe Swat it Algoha Hardware building, located at 4 East State street, by I, E. Diamond, Ft. Dodge, wat announced thl* week. The building, owned by John Swarti, hat tot tnany years been the site of a hardware store, and is presently occupied by Swarts Hardware, which will vacate It shortly. Purchase price was undisclosed. Mr Diamond, father of Phil Diamond, manager of Diamond's Surplus Store here, in announcing the purchase stated that he and his associates considered "Algona to be one of the finest business cities of its size in the middle West", and that the Diamond firm would continue to be a part of the business community. Diamond's Surplus will move after April 6th to a temporary site, in the building formerly occupied by Jack's , Tire Service. This businesR recently moved to a new location at the corner of Jones and State streets. According to Phil Diamond, it is not presently known where the future permanent site of his firm will be located, consideration being given to several different locations. The Diamond firm has been in business here since 1950, occupying quarters on State street unlfl the Smoke Shop fire of last year. The building across from the Post Office is owned by Phil Kohlhaas, and was the location of Kossuth Motor Co. until that firm erected a new structure southwest of the Courthouse. Information as to new tenants for the Kohlhaas building, after the removal of Diamond's Surplus, is not available at the present. John Swarti stated he contemplated moving to California. .„ If You're One of 27 In Picture Today, $2 Free Algona's Senior Girl Scouts will conduct a^ paper pickup day Friday, March '29, starting at 9 a.m. If you'll tie your old papers, magazines, kraft boxes nnd cardboard in bundles and place them <*i the parking the girls will collect them. Or you can call Mrs Helen Mikes, CY 4-3476 and someone will call for them... for rural folks wishing to help, papers can be deposited on a truck that will be located at the corner of State & Dodge streets.. .proceeds raised by the 30 or so girls conducting the pickup will be used to defray expenses of attending a state Senior Girl Scout conference in Des Moines, April 6-7. * * * An Algona city directory, published in 1912, recently came into the hands of Ralph Miller, who passed it along to us to look over. What a difference 45 years can make in a community. Hardly an advertiser from 1912 remains today, although some of the business firms still carry the same name, with new ownerships, such as the Modern Cleaners — then called the Modern Cleaning & Pressing Works. Or the Rexall Drug Store, still Rexall but better known as Honsbruch's. Gone are the Kossuth County State Bank, Algona Hospital, the Magic Theatre, Wehler Jewelry, Dutton & Sorensen Grocery (although the Sorensen name carries on), the Alberta Cafe, Pearson Automobile Co. distributing the Kissel, Rambler and Oakland cars. George E. Blackford was a photographer. There were, some active livery stables with good rigs at reasonable prices. C. W. Hendryx was in the bakery business. W. E. Laird ran a funeral home. The Algona Ice Cream & Candy Factory, Algona Steam Laundry-, Fiene Shoe Repair and Laura's Cafe were all operating. C. E. Lampright was a land merchant, and R. H. and F. H. Shackelford were dealers in harness. The Barry Cigar Co. was making the P.D.Q. cigar, and E. A. Walcott was handling hardware and plumbing. J. A. Brownell ran a shoe store, probably about where Fred Shilts is today. G. W. and G. H. Holtzbauer were in the plumbing business. F. S. Norton was handling lumber and coaL Jos. W. Wadsworth was mayor, S. W. Crowell was city clerk, and councilmen were Roscoe C, •Call, Wm. Galbraith, J. L. Bonar, Wm. Cleary, while George Hackman was marshal. It was a long time ago, yet only 45 years. fampu* l*a«* Line •— Iowa farmer, after watching the Iowa Senate in action in Des Moines: "If farmers worked a* the pace the lenaie follow*, we wouldn't have »uch feig §g. Is YOUR picture one of the 27 candid camera snapshots in today's Algona Upper Des Moines? If it is, all you have to do is come to the Upper Des Moines office today, tomorrow or Saturday, and get a coupon good for $2 in free merchandise at the store indicated below your picture. No strings! Our Inquiring Photographer, who last weekend happened to be Dave Phillips, home for the weekend from Iowa State College, collected a nice group ol pictures as you will find. Most of the folks being snapped didn't know it. So check the photos and if you see yourself, drop in and let the Upper Des Moines know. The treat is on us! Alfred Ward, ft Rlf es Held This Morning . Funeral services for Alfred V. Ward, 68, an Algona resident for the past 26 years, were slated for this morning (Thursday, Mar. 28) at 9:30 a.m. in St. Michael's Catholic church at Whittemore. Fr. Veit officiated and burial was in St. Michael's cemetery. . Hamilton Funeral Home of Algona was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers at the funeral were Ralph Koppen, Francis Rubus, Guy Giddings, Carl Reynolds, Lyle Shipler and Lyle Ward. Mr Ward died Monday evening at St. Ann hospital following a lingering illness. He had been ill for the past seven months. Born at Burt Feb. 14, 1889, Mr Ward was the son of Hemen and Matilda Ward. He was raised at Burt and later married Nellie Reynolds in 1908 at Audubon. He worked as a tiler most of his life. His wife preceded him in death. Survivors include two sons, Charles, Beliefourche, S. D.; and Edwin, Hillsboro; three daughters, Caroline (Mrs Hoyt Cowden), Eugene, Ore.; Frances (Mrs John Fowler), and Eunice (Mrs Frank Burger), Montrose; four brothers, Robert, Boxelder, S. D.; Edwin, Minneapolis; Chandler, Cotton wood, S. D.; and Herman, Murdock, Minn.; two sisters, Mrs Uuy Giddings, Burt; and Mrs Mike Koppen, Whittemore; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Gashes Hand On Butcher Knife Titonka — Mrs Leonard Iniermill received a badly gashed hand in an unusual accident. The wound required four stitches. She had reached town to throw some garbage in a box, near the meat block. As she raised her hand a knife which was hanging at the side of the block grazed the back of her hand and cut the veins. Algona F.F, A. Boys Win Awards Algona high school's F.F.A. chapter received a nice collection of gold awards at the sub- district contests, March 26, at Titonka. Honored were Dennis Schoby, public speaking and secretary's book; Gary Bernau, extemporaneous speaking; Murl Walker* freshman creed speaker; and the parliamentary procedure team consisting of Dean Benschoter, Richard Rochleau, Carl Brown, Richard Olson and Gary Jennings. Francis Bjustrom also attended the meeting. The winners will now bf eligible for district competition. The parliamentary procedure team appeared Monday noon on the Rotary club progrsm. Th* NEW Telephone Number Of The Upper Oe» Moinej CY-press 4-3535 7 St. Cecelia Pupils Winners In Music Meet Seven of St. Cecelia's nine entries in the DYO preliminary music contest held at Fonda, Sunday, March 24, received I ratings. The winners were as follows: piano solos — Loretta Hall, Marian Roth; vocal solos— Jack Henry, Ronald Briggs; small groups—Girls' Triple Trio; Boys' Ensemble; Double Mixed Quartet. The Girls' Triple Trio is composed of Bunnie Sheridan, Lavonne Winkel, Arleen Ludwigi Emilie Bode, Alice Fandel, Grace McEvoy, Eileen Bode, -Diane Ste- britz, and "Janice Kinsey. Mem-; bers of the Boys' Ensemble are Mark Seeley, Dick Ristau, Jack Henry, Rod Elbert, Ronald Briggs, Tom Fandel, Don Froehlich, Cecil Schilmoeller, and Jim Lichter. Bunnie Sheridan, Emilie Bode, Eileen Bode, Joan Byamj Mark Seeley, Charles Loar, Tom Fandel, and Ronald Briggs ar« the members of the Double Mixed Quartet. Mary Kay Knoll and Tom Fandel merited II ratings. Mary Kay was in the piano solo division, while Tom sang a solo. Those receiving I ratings will participate in the semi-finals to be held at Pocahontas Catholic School, Pocahontas, April 7. Contestants were representing schools or parishes in the following towns; Fort Dodge Spencer, Clare, Ruthven, Varinai Fonda, Emmetsburg, Whittemore, Cherokee, Ba,rnum, Storm Lake, West Bend, Bode, Pocahontas, and Algona. Suffers Stroke Driving Car Titonka — George Graham is a patient at Veterans Hospital in Pes Moines after suffering a stroke while driving his car. resulting in an accident near Burt. He was accompanied to the hospital by Oscar Norland, who also went for a checkup, and Howard Andrews of Titonka. Oscar and {Coward returned f hujsday. Fire 3rd Blow In Two Years, Swea Family Widow, 10 Children Lose Furnishing* In Flames Saturday Swea Cliy —• A farm fire is the third Of a series of blows to strike the widow and ten children of the late James Dolan in recent months. The house on the farm known as the 'Old Company Place' 4 miles west and two miles north of Swea City was severely damaged by smoke and heat when a fire, cause of which is unknown, started in the kitchen about 2 p.m. Saturday while Mrs Dolan and three children were absent from home; Four children at home at the time were out of ( doors playing Danny Rasmussen, trucker, spotted smoke as he drove by the place, but was unable to enter the house and phoned the Swea City fire company from the Wm. Sanders home across the road. The rural fire truck answered the call. Fire Chief Fred Albers and his crew had to break down the door to enter the house, where they found that lack of draft had prevented the blaze from spreading. The kitchen and its contents were badly charred, and the rest of the house and furnishings sustained severe smoke damage. The place is owned by Mrs Dolan's father-in-law, John Dolan of Swea City. Third Blow, 2 Years The fire is the third major blow of three that have struck the family in the past two years. The father, James Dolan, died of a heart attack following a basketball game, about two years ago, leaving 10 children under 18 years of age. Mrs Dolan underwent major surgery a few months ago and has been in poor health since. The three oldest children are making their way thru college, however, one son being, a pre-medical student at the State University of Iowa, a daughter having won a scholarship in nursing at University, ? Hospitals, Iowa City, and y a second son being in junior college at Fort Dodge. St. Mary's Catholic church at Armstrong, of which the Dolans are communicants, is organizing a relief program for the family, under the direction of Father Linus Eisenbacher, parish priest. . The Kossuth county Red Cross, of which Richard O'Green, Swea City, is vice-chairman, is launching a clothing drive for the Dolans. Money, kitchen supplies, and furniture will be needed. The Dolan children attend the Swea City schools. The farm is about equidistant from Arm strong and Swea City, and the house is the second to have burned on' the site, the first being the so-called 'Old Company House', built in 1872 and used to house the newly arrived Swedish immigrants who colonized Swea and Eagle townships under the sponsorship of the American Emigrant Company. That house burned some 15 years Algona Doctor Hosts LuVerne State Cago Entry &^^£ Kowcoun *'* * ph ° to> Was unable to be P resent - so selected Mr and Mrs Don Smith, Jr. Jetod. his grandson, Flip Miller, to serve as "hosts entire group is shown here in the photo taken by Nels Isaacson. Seated, left to right, are r T™I,»,, c^^^ Nelson, cheerleader, Annette Braynard, cheerleader, Eleanor Goetsch : ..Kay Brink, Reddel, mgr., ckyStr - 1plln Myrna »tf""SiV= \»rT rT4"* r »/r"V""*£» "*j»"« "aY»ici, Nancy Hippen, Karen Hanselman, Don Smith, Jr.. Mrs Don Smith, Jr, on Knv^rhfrrf R ^ anly , n i Dreesm ^ n ' Algol \ a> Fllp Millcr> Algona ' Sallv Ha^P*. Bwemary tarroll, Karen Bake? >on. Kay Kicnardson, regular guard, was not present. ickett gave a short talk, introduced each of the girls and summarized her prowess on the court After issuing a- 'heart* . Janse, the group adjourned so the LuVerne girls could rush home to a school dance S * '»**™ > chalked up a 22-5 won-lost mark during the season, including a win and a loss in the girls to make the trip from this county since 1946. (Upper De -3 Farmers Get Soil Honors Complete Sale Boss Hotels ago. Community Aid Drive The present house, while not destroyed, will need considerable repair. Following the fire, Mrs Dolan and the six younger children went to Ringsted to remain temporarily with Mrs Dolan's mother and Dennis, the oldest of those living at home, will be at the George Pearson farm for the time being. Richard O'Green, in charge of the Red Cross clothing drive, asks that clothing donations be left at Guyer's store on Friday and Saturday and that contributions for a stove and refrigerator be taken to either Mrs Win. Guyer, Mrs Jean Tague, Wm Boland, or himself. Any surplus clothing not usable for the family will go to Goodwill Industries and any money in excess of that needed for furniture will become part of 'a cash fund Mr and Mrs John J. Flaunt of Fort Dodge are the new owners of the Hotel Algona and * State Hotel. Sale of the properties was completed Monday by the Boss Hotels Company of Des Moines, Change of ownership Is effective April 1. The Flaunts held the Central States Hotel Company of Fort Dodge. Mr Flaunt is president, Mrs Plaunt vice president and treasurer, and Lorraine Oelrich is secretary. She also is owner and manager of the Cornbelt Hotel in Fort Dodge. Plaunt owned and managed the Cornbelt Hotel for 15 years, selling it in 1955 to Miss Oelrich. Since then he and Mrs Plaunt have traveled extensively, but' have continued to live at the Cornbelt. Plaunt will be manager of the Algona hotels but the couple will live in Fort Dodge. Hotel is located in The States a building owned by K. S. Cowan. E. A. Boss owns Hotel Algona jieal estate. Richard McGoldrick, manager of the Hotel Algona for the past year, will remain with the new owners temporarily, then will be transferred to larger unit in the Boss chain. Queen Contest Opens Ten young ladies from this area will be nominated for Queen of the annual Algona Charity Ball. Nomination coupon* will be found on page 1 of the Uplpir Dei Molnw today. The 10 girls receiving the most nomination! will become the Queen nominees, with the queen to be announced the evening of April 23. Gordon L. Winkel is chairman of the Queens Commit- 166* Ballots must be mailed and postmarked prior to Thursday, April 4. Only one ballot will appear in the Upper Den Moines. Selection of the Queen will be made by Voting at the ball. A $50 savings bond will go lo the winner. • Q ua »«caiions of eligibility will be found in the nom- mating ballot. Start Using New Titonka School Titonka Work on the new Two Hurt In Titonka Crash Autos driven by Theodore Fischer, 70, Buffalo Center, and George L. Anderson, 43, Titonka, collided at an intersection ZVi miles east of Titonka at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs Fisher and Mrs Ted DeBoer of Titonka suffered bruises and shock in the mishap. Fisher was given a ticket for failing to stop at a stop sign by Patrolman Dale McBride, who with Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst investigated the crash. Damaga was estimated at $250 to the Fisher vehicle and $300 to the Anderson auto. The Fisher auto,. which was traveling north, hit the right front of the Anderson machine, which nearly plunged into a dredge ditch. It stopped just short of the ditch, which was 20 feet deep, • Tax Deadline Extended, May 1 Good news for taxpayers — if you haven't paid your county real estate and personal property taxes yet! Rosella Voigt, county treasurer, announced yesterday that an extension has been granted to pay the taxes until May 1. The ordinary deadline is March 31. Due to the fact that the Korean soldiers' bonus figures were late in arriving, the extension has been made possible. If you've already paid your taxes, that worry is over. If you haven't, you get an extra month to worry if you want to use it. school was enough completed so that the kindergarten through fifth grades could move in this week. Dedication plans are tentatively set for Sunday, May 5, for thq $175,000 project started last year. The building houses 10 classrooms, a work room, teachers room and sick room. ' Teachers whose classes moved to the new building are Velida Bruns, Yvonne Olson, Mrs Miller Nelson, Kathryn Gorman, Delores Strobel, Mrs Harold Gartner, Alice Meyer, Betty Taylor, Gladys Helland and Mrs Carrie Torgerson. Mayor Court Fines Two men paid fines in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court this week. Warren J. Minard, Dolliver, paid $10 and costs for speeding and George Lichter, Algona, was fined $25 and costs on an intoxication charge. Ask Better Use Of City Dump An appeal sideration in for greater con- using the Algona city dump was made yesterday by Algona city officials. They asked that folks 'using the dump comply with the rules regarding specified areas for refuse dumping, which are marked, regardless of whether or, not the caretaker of the dump is on hand. Uniform Benefit Dance Net $61 Algona high school's band uniform fund received a $61.52 boost due to a benefit dance sponsored by the Algona V.F.W. post Saturday night. Music for dancing during the evening was furnished by Heinie Stebritz and four St. Cecelia Academy students, Jim Aman, Madonna Gisch, Marian Roth and Joan Goecke. All proceeds were turned over to the band fund and will be used tor purchase replacement uniforms in the future. Club Groups To Meet Saturday All non-federated clubs in Kossuth County are welcome and urged to attend the annual spring meeting of the Kossuth County Federation of Women's Clubs at the Plantation Ballroom, March 30 (Saturday.) Morning registration is to begin at 10 and if you can't make it for the whole day, afternoon session begins at 1:00. Registration fee 25c, luncheon tickets are $1.00. w I W I* Official Nomination Ballot 1957 Charity Ball Queen Contest I place in nomination as Qween of the 1957 Charity Ball Mail this ballot to QUEEN COMMITTEE Box 405 Algona/ Iowa NOTE: Nominees in order to be eligible for the queens contest must be — f 1. unmarried 2- at least 18 years of age and a high school grad« gate. 3. resident of Kosiuth County Ballots must be postmarked net later than Thyrsday, Aptl 4 180 At Annual Conservation Meet, Election Three Kossuth farmers wera honored with awards at-the an* nual county soil conservation dinner meeting, which was held at Burt high school Monday night. Ralph Morgan, Algona; George Olsen, Irvington; and Burdetta Hoeppner. Lakota, were the men who received Iowa Soil ^Conser* vation Awards from the Des Moines Register during the meeting. Morgan's was for owneir operated farm, Olsen, who farms v for Mrs Edna Harr, Algona, was, for tenant operated farms.'ahi Hoeppner's award was as a new cooperator, ' , Bob Kaltved, Maurice Blair, Bill Wiskus, Howard Roalson and Harlan Rippentrop, members of the FFA soil judgijtig team tf Swea City, were p r e s e n t.etjd plaques for their work in |i, cpc-" test held last fall. ;; ; " ; ; J. C, Skow, Wesjey, was ye* elected to a four-year, term as commissioner of the county by the 180 persons present, He was the only officer who was up for election, , . Glenn Jenkinson presided at: the meeting, and Joe Skow led group singing. The weal was served by the Burt Band Mothers. Musical numbers were presented by Shirley and Velda Peters of Burt. Charles Ballantyne, extension soil conservationist at Iowa State College, was the featured speaker. i Other present officers of the county unit are T. E. Lager* strom, Burt, and Ernest JJeideek- er, Lakota, commissioner, Joe Skow. Wesley, and i Walt Camp- •• ney, Burt, assistant commissioners, Glen Jenkinson, Algoqa, treasurer, Dean Bwnes, Algona, secretary, and Lyle Riedinger» Algona, is work unit conservationist. Cattle And Cars Get Fouled Up An accident, involving autos driven by Ervin V. Freatfchs. 34, and Virgil H, Loge, 18> both of Elmore, and four cattle, ocourfe4 at l a.m. Thursday, May. 91 t a mile south and 1% mttee east of Elmore. Four cattle, owned by Allan, Busch, crossed the blaek^op raa4 as the cars, which wer« headed west, approached. riehs reportedly cowidjft hitting one of the animate, ao4 Loge; who was behind was unable to see and hit WMttwr , eattte was kJB«4« on a leg and aid*, A toW ol I8t8 ed to the ears, the «?» 1)18 by Oaw other

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