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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 4, 1957
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By RUM Wallet * * • Jim Wycher, whose willingness 10 place small wagers We have mentioned before, has now picked the winners in the Major Leagues for 1957 — Jim's selections: Cincinnati in the National, and Detroit in the American. He selected the latter without blink* ing an eye! * * * Harold Clark, Bancroft publisher, has a unique system for making sure that he at least occasionally hears from his son in college... he has supplied the young man with U.S. postcards, with the home address imprinted on the front... says the system works pretty fair. * * • We don't profess to know too much about the matter of the state sales tax for motor vehicle fuel used in crop production. A • bill to exempt this item from sales tax has been vetoed by the Governor. It is stated that the average saving per farmer would amount to slightly leas tnan $b.25 per farm per year or about 50 cents a month. We do know, however, that a reduction in the states sales tax from 2% percent to 2 percent as requested by the governor would amount to considerably more saving per farm family per year, and everyone else as well... as Governor Loveless said in his veto message: "The present tax burden stems primarily from the comparative low levels of farm income rather than discrimination in taxation applied to farming." * • • Secretary of Agriculture Benson has earned one distinction at least. He spent more money helping to depress farm prices since his term in office than all other Secretaries spent in the 1 preceding 20 years trying to raise them. * » • From Robert W. Voigt of Burt a letter describing some of the sights around San Diego ... most interesting comment — "it's all hustle and bustle; anything goes in the way of dress, including tight-fitting slacks with sometimes too much here and there and other times not enough." * * » In Chicago the Bureau of Internal Revenue received a check from a taxpayer who made the check out with a slight error — writing $4,577 when it should have been $45.77. Can't hardly blame the poor fellow, he's so used to reading the big figures connected with expenditures. * • * A Minnesota woman wrote this letter to her editor recently: "Always we hear the spoiled, plaintive cry of the teenager: What can we do; where can we go? "I can make some suggestions. Go home! Hang the screen windows. Paint the woodwork. Rake the leaves, Mow the lawn. Shovel the walks. Wash the car. Learn to cook. Scrub some floors. Repair the sink. Build a boat. Get a job! "Help the minister, the Reel Cross, the Salvation Army. Assist the poor. Study your lesson. And when you are through and not too tired — read a good book. "Your parents do not owe you your entertainment. Your village does not owe you recreational Igona Sippet w^r • *^ ^i * L State Historioatl Iowa oity, la, ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered ft* second clan matter at th« postdtfice at Algdna. Iowa, Mov. 1. 1933, under Act of Congress of March 8, 1879. IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1957 4 SECTIONS - 26 PAGES VOL. 94-NO. 14 Teachers Pay Raised $300, Rear Duals Of Loaded Truck Fall Off Four mishaps were Nported n this area during the weekend, •esulting in minor injuries for two persons. Latest involved a truck belong* ing to the Pioneer Hybrid Seed Corn Col. here. Carl Hainsten, Algona, was the driver and the vehicle was traveling on highway 18 a mile east of Algona when one-half of the rear dual wheels fell off. The truck was loaded with corn at the time. It remained' upright and none of the contents spilled. Damage was slight, according to Patrolman Duane Homan of Humboldt who investigated. Hansen was uninjured. An auto-truck crash was investigated by Patrolman Darrej Drake Monday morning. The truck, driven by Albin DePue, Algona, and the car, driven by Del Benner, Wesley, collided on highway 18 east of Algona near the Ray Schilmoeller farm and extensive damage was reported. Both vehicles were headed east at the time. No one was injured in the mishap. Autos driven by Patrick , H. Skelly, 57, Mitchell, So. Dak., and Mrs Colleen Barry, Algona, collided at the corner of Elm and Garfield streets here late Sunday morning. The Skelly car was headed south, the Barry machine east at the time. Total damage to the autos was estimated at $225 by Patrolman Rich Groen who investigated. Mary Kay Barry, 10, a passenger in the Barry vehicle, was bruised. An auto driven by Ralph H. Starrett, 56, Des Moines, which was headed north on highway 169 a mile west of Burt, crashed into a ditch and hit a utility pole at 8:15 a.m. Sunday. Starrett received a chipped bone in the lower left leg. Starrett was given a ticket for failing to have his vehicle under control on a curve by Patrolman Drake and paid $5 and .costs on the charge in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court. Damage to the car was estimated at $800. Runaway 'Home To Mother 1 A story-telling 17-year old Wisconsin girl, who reportedly ran away from home, was ap- prehendeo* St 1 a.m. Tuesday after she was caught stealing money from a drawer in the State Hotel's office. According to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, the girl's mother, from Two Rivers, Wisconsin, was to take custody of the girl at Ft. Dodge sometime yesterday afternoon (Wednesday). No charges against the girl were filed by the hotel or the sheriff, and it was thought best to release 'her. Following her capture, the sheriff questioned her and got several different versions of her trip from Wisconsin to Algona. She first reported her home to be in Milwaukee and gave a street address which proved fictitious. She was taken to Fort Dodge and placed in the detention ware and further investigation completed. She gave Fort Dodge detectives a variety of stories also, including another kee address, which proved false The girl registered at the loca hotel at 8 p.m. Monday, misspelling Milwaukee, a discovery that was convinced not from the sheriff that city. she Mrs Phyllis Wood, manager of the hotel, heard a noise early Tuesday morning and upon inyesti* gation, found the girl at the cash drawer, money in hand. The money was recovered. The questioning, investigation and subsequent release followed. facilities, The world owe you a living. does not "You owe the world something. You owe it your time and energy and your talents, so that no one will be at war or in poverty or sick or lonely again." * • * In St. Paul a company employee was asked to fill out one of those industrial accident and investigation reports. First he was directed to "describe the accident and nature of injury." "Employee was eating lunch in company cafeteria and fish bone lodged in right tonsil. v Saw doctor who removed fish bone under local anaesthesia." Next the questionnaire asked, "What has been done to prevent recurrence?" To which the waggish employee wrote: "Changed religion." • • • STATE OF THE NATION -* Lake Mills, last week, removed all of its parking meters, which were installed in May of 1956 ... the meters were installed on a trial basis and will be removed at no cost to the cityi The army has retired 1,000 of its "regulars" pigeons, that is 1,000 carrier they are being Noted Judge To Speak Sunday Alcoholics Anonymous chapter in Algona will observe its 10th anniversary, Sunday, April 7, with a meeting and program at the V.F.W. Hall at 1:30 p.m. Judge Ray Harrison, municipal judge from Des Moines, will be the guest speaker. Judge Harrison has gained a wide reputa» tion in the midwest for his work in connection with the rehabilitation work. Judge Harrison handed out a sentence, a few days ago in Des Moines, in which he gave a defendant the alternative of writing the sentence "I am a fellow that can't take that first drink" for 7,680 times or serving 30 days in jail. The judge supplied the pads of paper when the defendant made his choice to write. He had been arrested 131 times since 1936 on intoxication charges. Anyone interested is invited to attend the meeting. Unguided Missile A S-year-old Algona boy, Joey Elbert, son of Mr and Mrs Arnie Elbert, was responsible for the launching of what might be termed an "unguided missile" late Monday afternoon. Joey was having a terrible time trying to get his kite into the air. After making* many attempts without success, he left the kite, complete with 300 feet of string, lying on the ground and went into the house to seek the aid of his mother. When Joey and Mrs Elbert got to the site where the kite had been left, it was gone, but a search of the sky overhead produced it. The kite, which had launched itself, was 300 feet in the air and doing fine, with the end of the string securely fastened high up in a nearby tree. The kite was still going strong when darkness felL •it .,, '- .-,; . ' ' •'••— New Dentist Opens Practice replaced completely by elec* tronic communications systems. The birds are being sold at $5 a pair, except for 15 combat pigeons whose heroism will find them places in zoos or museums ... In World War I the army had 54,000 pigeons. * * * Famous tast Line—(Cow ment from HST) — "When you're the president, you're the president." A Long Weekend For Ruth Fox Ruth Fox, 19-year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Fox of Algona, is spending one of the longest weekends at home on record. Ruth, a student at St. Joseph's School of Nursing at Sioux City, came home 'Friday for a weekend with the folks. Sunday afternoon she suffered a severe pain, was rushed to St. Ann hospital and an emergency appendectomy performed. At latest report, she is coming along fine at the local hospital 57 Degree High For Past Week A 57-degree mark proved high reading for the week in this area, according to Weatherman Stu Albright at the Algona airport. Close behind was a nice 56 on April Fool's Day, while the low was a 24 registered Saturday. H L Mar. 27 ..... .. ..... 57 23 Mar. 28 __.. ....... 48 28 Mar. 29 ........... 47 25 Mai\ 30 ....... ____ 52 24 Mar. 31 ,: ......... 55 35 Apr. 1 ........... 56 33 There was no moisture recorded during the penod. Dr. J. B. Harris Jr. Algona's new dentist, Dr. J. B. Harris Jr., who opened his local practice yesterday, is pictured above. Dr. Harris comes to Algona. from Radcliffe where he had practiced for the past four years, He is a graduate of Jewell high school, served in the army medical corps overseas in Korea, and then entered Waldorf and later Buena Vista colleges for pre-school work. He attended and graduated from the University of Iowa school of denistry in 1953. His office is over the Iowa State Bank. Dr. Harris is married, his wife Jean being a former Eldora girl. She is a registered nurse. They have two children, J. B. Ill, age 3Vfe years, and Diane, aged 2. They are living at 219 West State St. Room Charred In Algona Fire Algeria's firemen rushed to the Clarence Hunt home at 1215 Commercial street and extinguished a blaze in an upstairs room shortly after 9:30 a.m. Saturday. According to Fire Chief Ira Kohl, defective wiring in the north wall of the structure was the cause of the blaze. There was no estimate of damage made, but the floor, walls and woodwork in the room were charred. Legion Auxiliary A regular meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary will bt held next Monday evening at 8 p.m. at the hall with Mrs Goldie Guderian's circle in Fenton Farm Wife's Rites At Whitfemore Funeral rites for Mrs Katherine Thilges, 68, who lived on a farm west of Fentbn, were held Wednesday. April 2, at 9 a.m. in Stj Michael's Catholic church in Whittemore. Fr. William Vclt officiated and burial was in the Catholic cemetery at West Bend. Mrs Thilges died of a heart attack in her home where she lived with her son, Frank, Monday morning. Katherine, daughter of Mr and Mrs Adam He'iderscheidt, was born at St. Joe Dec. 12, 1891, and was married to August Thilges there in 1912. Her husband preceded her in death. A son, Bernard, also preceded her in death. She is survived by four sons, Fra'nk and Clarence, Fentoa? Anthony, irvingtoh; and Alexan> der, Gibbons, Minn.; two daughters, Dolores (Mrs Joe Keehe), Irvington, and Irene (Mrs Virgil Norte), Waterloo; three sisters, Mary (Mrs Nick Klein), and Margaret (Mrs John Mertz), Bode, and Helen (Mrs Art Wildin), Owatonna, Minn.; and a brother, Mike Heiderscheidt, Lake Crystal, Minn. Her parents, two brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Pallbearers at the funeral were Eugene and Irvin Mertz, Harold and Bernard Thilges, Raymond Klein and William Keene. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Class Play At Academy, April 7 On April 7 the senior class of «M C ? ce ! ia Academy will present "Mr. Icebox" m the Algona High ocnool auditorium at 8 p m "Mr. Icebox" is a three act comedy by Glenn Hughes based on- the short story "Tightwad' 7 by Paul Gallico. The author has blended kidnapers, wild chases m the wilderness, a foreign agent, and the rivalry of big city newspapers against a background of the great North woods into a delightfully humorous plot. Members of the cast are Jim Lichter, Mr Dodd; Mary Ilia Er- gelding, Mrs Dodd; Bill Robinson, Sheriff Snyder; Cecil Schilmoel- ler, Wyatt Court; Ron Briggs, Perry Brown; Jack Henry, Al Vogel; LaVonne Winkel, Jenny Jones; Etta Woodcock, Doris Randall; Joan Henry, Rusty MacGowan; Hank Thilges, Bill Pickens; Ron Buscher, Williams; Bunme Sheridan, Mrs West; Joan Byam, Jean; Don Froehlich, the storekeeper and the masked man; Dick Ristau, Klatowsky; Emilie Bode, Miss Smith; and Larry Bebo, Malcolm West. The double mixed quartet, consisting of Joan Byam, Emilie Bode, Eileen Bode, Bunnie Sheridan, Tom Fandel, Ron Briggs, Charles Loar, and Mark Seeley, will sing a capella arrangement of "O Lord, We Worship Thee" as one of the numbers between acts. The other number is "Old Man Noah," a sea chanty. It will be presented by Jim Lichter, Tom Fandel, Jack Henry, Don Froehlich, Ron Briggs, Cecil Schilmoeller, Dick Ristau, Mark Seeley, and Rod Elbert, members of the boys' ensemble. Barrows Grade One John F. Weber & Spn, Irvington, were exhibitors of a pen of barrows at the repent Meat Type Hog show at Port Dodge'sponsor- ed 'by the Hormel Co. and all animals were graded and judged number one. A premium was paid per hog due to their grad-' ing numbers. Perry Byam and Everett Baldus, Hormel company representatives in this area More 'Candid Camera'Shots In Paper Today All but one of the 27 persons in the "Find Yourself" candid camera shots carried in the Upper Des Moines last week identified themselves and received $2 in free merchandise from local stores over the week* end. Today another group of candid camera shots will be found throughout the paper, each worth $2 in merchandise at the apparel and shoe stores indicated below the pictures. Stop in at the Upper Des Moines, if you find your picture, get yourself identified and receive your certificate good for $2 in merchandise. Those pictured last week who appeared in the UDM office were as follows: Mrs Ray Black, Lone ' Rock; Jim Burns, Algona; Mrs C. E. Chandler, Alva, Okla.; Mrs Bill Ridge, Algona; Dave Macumber. Algona; Mrs John H. Rich, Algona; Mrs Alvin Andreasen, Burt; Mrs Cletus Streit, Bode; Mrs Fred Boettcher, Fenton. Nancy Ann Swanson, Whittemore; Mrs Ruth* Hartshorn, Fenton; Victoria Atkinson, Algona; Mrs Howard Simpson, Algona; Miss Jennie Johnson, Lakota; Mrs Rosalie Bonavia, Wesley; Mrs Henry Arndorfer, Corwith; Elizabeth Heir, Algona; Jenet Roepke, Algona; Kenny McBride and John Clark, Algona;. Yvonnq| Borchardt, Fenton. Elsie Willrett, Algona; Sarah Smith, Algona; and Mrs Charles Weisbrod, Fenton. Home Show Opens 3 Day Program, Friday Catherine Hum Funeral services for Mrs Catherine Hum, 76, resident of Al- :ona since 1930, were held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Cecelia Catholic church. Msgr. P. P. aearen officiated and burial fol- owed in Calvary cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was 'n charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were L. W. Johnson, Jerome Eisenbarth, Lyle iunchey, Floyd Bode, Mike Elbert and Alvin Klein. Mrs Hum died Friday morning at St. Mary's hospital dt Rochester, Minn, where she had been a patient for several weeks. Hospitalization followed a fall in which Mrs Hum fractured a hip two months ago. Catherine Elizabeth Rustemeier was born Sept. 23, 1880 at New Berlin, 111. She was raised and educated there, later marrying William P. Hum there Feb. 14, 1901. Mr and Mrs Hurn moved to this county in 1910, and farmed in Riverdale township until Mr Hum's death in 1930. Mrs Hum then moved to Algona and became widely known as a dress* maker. Three sons, Paul, Algona, Bernard, Glendale, CaL, and Capt. Vincent Hurn with the air force in Japan; two daughters, Mary (Mrs J. W. Dower), Davenport, and Margaret Hurn, Rochester, Minn.; a sister, Sister Sebastian, Springfield, 111.; and 19 grandchildren survive. arranged section. for entries from this Expect Murtagh Home Friday Eugene Murtagh, president of the Druggists' Mutual Insurance Co., was expected home Friday from Iowa City where had two operations for an ailment of his eyes. The last surgery was performed a week ago yesterday, and was reported as successful. Mrs Murtagh, who had been with her husband, came home the fore part of the week. Her mother is ill and a patient at St. Ann hospital. Payroll To Up About $24,500; Tax 1.9 Mills Martha Barsness, Miss Iowa of 1956, shown here, will appear late Sunday afternoon, Apr. 7, at the Algona Home Show. She is a junior at Luther College at Decorah. Miss Barsness, 21, is possibly the smallest Miss Iowa in history. She is 4' 11". tall and weighs only 100 pounds. She competed as Miss Decorah in the Miss Iowa contest at Clear Lake and was crowned winner July 29, 1956. She also represented this state in the Miss America contest in September and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship, During her appearance at the home show here, Miss Barsness will sing a variety of selections, some of which were sung by her during the competition at Atlantic City. Her appearance will probably be between five and six o'clock. (UDM Engraving) The second annual Algona Home Show will open in the National Guard Armory, tomorrow, for a 3-day run. Special entertainment events have been planned for all three days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 5, 6 and 7. Rural Women's Day On Friday Mrs George Pallesen, wife of a Ringsted minister, will be the featured speaker at the annual Rural Women's Day which will be held here in the KG hall east of town tomorrow, Friday, April 5, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Mrs PaUesen's talk will be entitled "Are you using your talents?" Another feature this year will be six township booths, which will be set up in the morning and displayed after 12:30. Booths on yeast breads, window treatment, adequate wiring, international relations, frozen foods and legislation, all based oh town projects* are to bt Dick Carr is general chairman of the Home Show committeoj with Bill Steele, Jim Milder, Beecher Lane and Wes Bartlett as committee members, The show opens at 2 p.m. daily and runs until 9:30 p.m. Admission will be 25 cents with chilt dren under 12 free. A special section in today's Algona Upper Des Moines, plus page 1 and 2 of the 4th section, and page 6 of the 3rd section, contains a complete summary of details as to the exhibits which will be found at the show. Entertainment highlights include — Friday afternoon — Dude Ranchers Orchestra, and KLGO Square Dance Band. Friday evening -— Dude Ranchers Orchestra. Saturday afternoon — Bill Watkins and his organ music, and Joe Banana and his Music with Appeal. Saturday tv»ning-«.Les' Combo Band, including novelty and comedy routines. Sunday afternoon — Concert of Hammond organ music and other talent. Special appearance of MISS IOWA . Sunday evening—Lois and her marimba, plus Hammond organ concert, Four Cases In Justice Court A 21-year old Ledyard farirw hand, Ed Barkela, was bound over to district court following preliminary hearing in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court Monday. He was charged with forgery and bail set at $1,000. Barkela's bail had not been furnished Wednesday. He admitted using the name of Milford Berg, Ledyard, when he signed a $10 check which was cashed at the Egesdal Grocery in Ledyard.- Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst got the admission after he picked up Barkela Sunday. Ursa F. Wilkins, Eldora, paid $10 and costs for passing at an intersection; Donald F. Way, Algona, was fined $5 and costs for invalid registration; and Kenneth Wagner, Corwith, paid $5 and costs each on counts of invalid registration and improper truck equipment in other cases heard by Ostwinkle this week. Sheriff's Mother Fractures Wrist Mrs Homer Lindhorst, 78, mother of Kossuth Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, suffered a fractured left wrist in a fall in her name Friday afternoon. She slipped in some way jn tha kitchen, suffering the injury, and was taken to St. Ann hospital for treatment. She was released Monday morning and is pomjna along as well as can he e*p$et* • • . r^- Teachers in the Algona public school system were granted total wage increases of from $300 to $400 each for the 1957-58 school year at a meeting of the board of education of the Algona Com* munity School District, Tuesday evening. All teachers renewing contracts are automatically given a 5100 salary incentive raise per year under a program that has; been in existence for several yefers. In addition a base salary Increase of $200 for teachers with less than Bachelor of Arts degrees, and $300 for, * those with Bachelor of Arts or Master's degrees was ap- ; proved. There are about 10 teachers in the system with less than B. A. degrees who will thus get a total $300 yearly salary boost, and the balance of the present staff of 70 returning next fall will get a total $400 increase. H. D. Hutchins, president of the Algona School Board said yesterday. p. B. Laing, supt. of schools, said that the new salary setup for' Algona will call'for "a minimum salary for beginning teachers of $3,000 in the 2-year training bracket, $3,400 in the 3-year training bracket, $3,700 in the 4-year training bracket,"and $3,* 900 in the 5-year training bracket. Under the contract renewal incentive schedule, teachers are given the $100 raise for a period of eight years in the 2-year training bracket, 10 years in the 3.- year, bracket, .13 in, the 4-year bracket, and 15 in the 5-year training) bracket. Certain positions pay above the schedule for extra duties and. activities. , Asking- > an average, ..ojE?? $380 raise per teacher,- *the- -atAxey* in* creases for the next school year would total about .$24.50.0. Sup,t. Laing said it was anticipated that most of the present Staff would return, although about eight of the present staff of 70 have resigned to date. Probably four additional teachers will be needed for increased enrollments in September of 1957, and 1 new classrooms under construction, making the anticipated total faculty for 1957-58 including the veteran-on-the-farm instructor of 74 mem. bers. Laing said that the 'salary in« crease approved by the board would prooably be sufficient to keep the local teacher salaries in the upper half of schools in this area of the 5,000 to 15,000 popu«; lation groups, where competition.; for good teachers is most keen.- The effect on the tax rate will probably approximate an increase of 1.9 mills in the school levy on the new 1957 valuations, it ,was added. Last Day To Nominate Queen Plans for the Charity Ball, Algona's annual spring event, are pretty well completed, with the exception of decorations and queen candidates. The queen problem will be solved Jater this week when 10 girls are selected from the nominating ballots which have been mailed in during the past nine days. Deadline is tonight (Thursday), so selections should be named by chairman Gordon Winkel sometime Friday, One of the ten will serve as queen of the ball, She will bet selected by those present at the ball, which will be held Jn the high school Tuesday night, April 23. Co-chairmen Ralph Hagg and Virgil Rohlf of the decorating committee have been given a frw hand in selecting decorations. A spring theme is expected, a> though not selected by ball chair, man Jack ChvischiUes. One of the high spots during the program at the fiaU will ha the appearance of the Fwt Dodge Men's Chorus, a musical grou that was the hit of the fcaJJ year ago. A repeat was requested by many: heard the group perform they have been boofced.. ; Algona charities benefit great. Jy from funds djmjted and during the gala .ball year. There wUl be a booth Antoinette Sojf«j8j;|(t|6|. to chj?|f| set up again «iia m W? &e Bight the baU. NumbarQfTHt Upp«r Dot Mclnti CY-preis

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