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Algona, Iowa
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4* i lota beeittf aigona dipper Qes ;jfWMne* pip * ^ ^ ISTASLISHED 1863 Kntered as second claw matter at th« po«tottlce at Iowa. Nov. 1. J.932. under Act of Congress of March S, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 9, 195? 3 SECTIONS - 24 PAGES VOl. 94 - NO. Burt, B N By RUM Waller * * • Father Led Schumacher of 31. Joe was in Chicago last week to procure a new cassock and some things from a Chicago firm specializing in clerical attire. He made the trip in preparation for observance of his 25th ordination to the priesthood, to be observed Sunday, June 2, at St. Joe. Among the classmates who completed their seminary work together at Loras College in Dubu- quo, 25 years ago, were Father Montag of Ledyard, Father lllfl now of Ogden and born and raised at St. Joe, and Father Phil Daiiey now at Wall Lake. Twenty-five years ago when the young men were preparing for ordination they also went to the same clothing store in Chicago) to procure the necessary clerical garb. Last week, just as Father Schumacher was leaving the Chicago store, he decided to take a cab as it was raining. A cab pulled up in front of the store .. .and out stepped Father Daiiey, also in Chicago for the same purpose, to procure a new cassock for HIS 25th anniversary of ordination. * * * Congratulations to Allen J. Boyken, Titonka, for being .one of 16 Register carrier .salesmen to win a $300 college .scholarship... and an honorable mention went to Cliff Esser of Algona. * • • Remember Drake U's famous Dick Nesbitt, who played in the Drake backfield in the early thirties, and who gained eternal fame by making a 100 yard-plus kick from back of his own goal line against Iowa State? Well, this same Dick Nesbitt is now a sportscaster for station KSTP in St. Paul. He weighed 205 in his football days... is at 245 pounds now. * • • Ever hear of a new-born calf weighing 167% pounds? Well, a Holstein cow in the herd of Ernest Mueller, north of Fenton, gave birth to a heifer that weighed exactly that. The new heifer was taken to the Johnson stockyards scale in Fenton and weighed shortly after birth. The cow weighed 1250 pounds. Dr. John Waite of Fenton, veterinarian who "presided" at the event, said it was the largest calf he had ever heard of, although at one time he delivered one weighing 135 pounds. Everyone.The Holstein cow, the heifer, Ernest Mueller and Doc Waite — all are doing well. * • * ' • There is no use denying the facts — every report from research indicates that there is a direct tie between excess cigarette smoking and cancer, or let's say just plain between smoking and cancer. * « * Four telephone operators, Shirley Anne Willey, Sharon Tellier and Leona Reding of the Algona office, and Sandra Stripling of the Spencer office, have just returned from a two week's vacation trip to Los Angeles, with a stop at Las Vegas returning where they saw Eddie Fisher in person appearing at the Tropicana. Among other things, tha girls visited Disneyland and a Hollywood studio. Oddest incident, perhaps, was a visit to Cripple Creek in Colorado to see Shirley's uncle, Don Willey, during which they got caught in a blizzard while wearing shorts. * » » Our apologies to Mrs Larson and the second graders from Bryant... we arrived at the Milwaukee depot at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday to take a picture... the train with the second graders traveling to Whittemore left at 8:02 a.m. * * * Legislative Footnote: Bills introduced — 1,142 . Bills signed — 207. New laws without signature — 8. Bills passed over governor's veto — 3. Bills killed — 76. Bills passed one house but not the other — 135. Bills passed neither house — 602. * • * ECONOMY NOTE—Dizzy Gillespie, a hot trumpeter, was guaranteed $2,150 a week while making a 1956 "jazz tour" of the Middle East financed by the U.S. State Department. President Eisenhower's salary, exclusive of expense account, is less than $2,000 a week. When Congress questioned the expense of Dizzy's tour, State Department officials stoutly defended it as a, necessity of good will in the area he traveled. And then there was the woman who was charged with creeping into her husband's roc/m and snooting him with a bow and arrow. Asked to tell the jury why she did it, she replied that she didn't want to wake the children,. Free Cooking School Jo Open Here Friday Two Algona Fire Calls; Barn Lost, Home Damaged Algona's firemen answered two fire calls during the week-end. The above photo shows members of the local department extinguishing emberS in the remains of a small barn which was leveled on the G. R. McVeigh acreage south of town Saturday afternoon. Russell McVeigh of Fort Dodge, son of the C. R. McVeighs, discovered the blaze. He had been attempting to burn brush northeast of the barn without much luck. He returned to the house, and noticed the fire later when he glanced out a window. It is probable sparks from the unsuccessful brush fire, were carried to the barn, causing the blaze. The building was practically destroyed by the time fire trucks arrived, so efforts of firemen Were concentrated on keeping flames from the house and other small buildings in yie yard. Value of the barn is not known, and according to the owner, uninsured. The barn was practically empty at the time of the fire. A load of clothes was destroyed and extensive damage resulted when a dryer caught fire at the Don Prieskorn home at 518 south Moore street Monday morning. Mrs Prieskorn discovered smoke billowing from the house when she returned from shopping. The house, was filled with smoke, which; forced firemen oh the scene to use gas masks in order to get into the'basement. The dryer was damaged and smoke damage resulted throughout the structure although no estimate of total loss has been made or no cause of the fire known. (Upper Des . Moines Newsfoto-Engraving) Graduation At Local Schools May 26, May 31 A flurry of events is on tap for graduates of Algona high school and St. Cecelia-Academy during the next three weeks. Graduation exercises for 26 seniors at St. Cecelia's will be held Sunday, May 26, in the church. Featured speaker will be Msgr. Bernard Bauer, former assistant priest here, who is now chaplain at St. Joseph's hospital at Sioux City. Diplomas will be received by the graduates during the exercises . The wind-up of the year at St. Cecelia actually begins tonight (Thursday, May 9) with a spring concert in Academy hall at 8 p.m. The annual Sodality Breakfast and crowning ceremony will be featured Sunday morning, May 19, followed by Skip Day, when the seniors will take off for Lake Okoboji, Monday, May 20, and Award Day in the morning, Friday, May 24, which also marks the last day of school. The 63 seniors at the high; school will attend >Veishea at Iowa, State College, Ames, Friday, May 17. They will vie with the juniors in field day events Friday, May 24 at 2 p.m. at the Athletic Park, and will be guests at the senior breakfast the next morning, Saturday, May 25, at 8 a.m. at Call State Park. Members of the faculty will host the seniors at the breakfast. Rev. Roland Andrews will deliver he address during Baccalaureate exercises Sunday, May 26, at 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium, and commencement will be held Friday, May 31, at 8 p.m. in the auditorium. Diplomas will be presented at that time. Featured speaker at commencement will be Dr. Howard Bowen, president of Grinnell College since July 1, 1955. Dr. Bowen has gained tame for his books and articles on economic theory, finance, money and credit and associated subjects. He has also served as a consultant for many committees, including government agencies, down through the years, and holds B.A., M.A., Ph.D. and an honorary LL.D among his degrees. Top high school social e\pnt of the year promises to be the third annual all-night party, which will follow the junior-senior banquet Friday night, May 10. witt be s§ryed ir» the high school annex at 6:30, followed by dancing in the high school gym from 9 p.m. until the all-night party begins at 1 a.m. Saturday. Members of the two classes, who will be chaperoned by parents,,will attend a movie at the Algona Theater, then go to the V.F.W. Hall where entertainment and more dancing will be offered.' The service organization donated use of the hall for the doings. A breakfast about 5 a.m. will close about 12 hours of festivities.. Many local firms donated money and prizes to make the event a success again this year. The St. Cecelia junior-senior banquet was held Monday night, May 6. Hospital Open House May 12 An open house, in observance of Florence Nightingale Day, which will also serve as the first day of National Hospital Week, will be held this Sunday, May 12, at St. Ann hospital. Guided tours of the local hospital will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. by members of the St. Ann hospital auxiliary. , The auxiliary held a buffet luncheon Tuesday afternoon at the country club, held a short meeting and heard a talk by J. Ai Anderson of Fort Dodge on general hospital affairs. Mr Anderson stressed the dedicated work of hospitals all over the country. Door prize was won by Mrs DOB Hemmingsen. 4 Students Get Science Honors Four Algona public school students were recently given honorable mention awards by the National Science Teacher's Association. Approximately 30,000 students from all over the U.S. were entered in the program which is sponsored by the American Society for Metals. Robert Stephenson, junior high, Geiger counter; Janice Bode, household electricity; Richard Zwiefel, sewage treatment; and Paul Christoffers, transistorized transmitter ,'rrom ninth and tenth grades, were local students honored. Host Of Prizes Offered Each Of Two Days A free cooking school, with dozens and dozens of attractive attendance prizes, will be presented Friday arid Saturday afternoon at the National Guard Armory in Algona by the Upper Dos Moines Publishing Co. in cooperation • with local business firms. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and the school will begin at 1:30 p.m. each day, with Susan Lowe, widely known home economist, in charge. The program will terminate by 3:30 p.m. Ample parking space is available at the Armory adjacent to the fairgrounds. , The Susan Lowe wno will conduct the cooking school is the same Susan Lowe who writes such interesting food stories in the Upper Des Moines' Farm and Home section which appears monthly with this paper. She is a graduate home economist from, the University of Wisconsin. A special stage has been constructed at the Armory for the program so that all may see, and special mirrors will enable all those attending to see exactly what is being done on the platform. Included in the attendance aWards will' be 15 special bags of groceries each flay, and 10 sacks of flour each day, as well as the food prepared on the program and many other prizes donated by business firms. Those attending must be sure and register, as they, enter the Armory to be eligible! Local prizes to be donated will be as follows:. BEECHER LANE APPLIANCES — Sunbeam Electric Steam Iron, Sunbeam. Ladies Electric ShaVer COAST-TO-COAST STORE — 2 Camp Stools ALGONA LAUNDRY & DRY CLEANERS — 25 Rain Bonnets HOOD'S SUPER-VALU — Free Bags of Groceries RAY'S MARKET — Special Grocery Prize TAYLOR IMPLEMENT CO. — 10 Amana $1.50 Cook Books TWIN-CO BEAUTY SALON — Free Shampoos and Hair Sets ERNIE WILLIAMS PONTIAC- CADILLAC — 6 Grease Books (each worth $9.00) BROWN'S DAIRY — Carnation Cottage Cheese (2-lb. cartons) RUSK DRUG — Lawn Sprinkler- Soakers WINTER'S DAIRY — 40 Free Quarts Milk, delivered to home BJUSTROM'S FURNITURE — Lawn Chair, Peeled Cane Wastebasket COUNCIL OAK STORE — 50 Ib. Bags of Potatoes FOWLERS — Mother's Day Gifts Gloves, Handbags, Hose ALGONA CREAMERY — Ice Cream, gallon sizes RICHARDSON FURNITURE — Merchandise Presents GRAHAM'S DEPT. STORE -$3.98 House Dresses ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO. — $75 Merchandise Credits ALGONA GREENHOUSES — Floral Centerpiece STRUECKER'S CONOCO SERVICE — $3.95 Plastic Bowl Sets SORENSEN'S GROCERY — Special Fruit Baskets DIAMOND'S SURPLUS STORE — Ladies Train Cases THERMOGAS CO. and NORTH CENTRAL PUBLIC SERVICE CO. — New Currency KOENIG'S VARIETY STORE — $5.95 Briquet Set and Cash Purchase Certificate FOSTER'S FURNITURE — Metal Lawn Tables HARRISON'S 5c TO $1 ~ Measuring Cup Sets CHRISQHILLES STORE — $5.00 Foam Rubber Sofa Pillows FAREWAY STORE — Special Grocery Prizes CONSUMERS SUPER MARKET Special Grocery Prizes STOEBER HARDWARE, FENTON — Special Prize —- Plus other unannounced prizes. 3 Win City Marble Titles It was knuckles down, no fudgin', slips and no roundies as 11 marble shooters battled It out Saturday afternoon at Maple Park for the championship in 'the annual V.F.W. marble tourney. When the dust, and there was plenty, had settled, Bill Fraser, son of Mr and Mrs Clarence Fraser, was acctaimed Algona champion. He edged Bahne Struecker, son of Mr and Mrs Werner Struecker in the 10-minute final match. „ . , . _ , _, , _.,, The three top boys in the city are shown above. They are, left to right, Bahne Struecker, Bill Fraser, and the number three shooter, Richard McEvoy. , All were awarded medals, which can be seen pinned to their chests, and Struecker and Fraser competed in the district meet at Swea ( City, with neither doing too well. District champ is Bobby Ziegler, 13. of Laurens. who won the area contest Sunday at Swea City. He defeated Paul Moffit of Estherville for the title. Both will ( travel to the state meet at Des Moines May 25. James Grabinowski of Swea City took third. (Upper.,Des Moines Newsfoto-Engraving) ••• ..,....». N . a» * —^L^L. : . . ~ ,— ... ,, Rites For Dr. Cretzmeyer, 78, Held Here Wednesday New Fire Chief Titonka — At a special meeting of the 1 Titonka fire department, Monday evening, Wm. Hagen was named fire chief to succeed Reinder Krominga who died recently. Andrew Krominga was named assistant chief ana koren Hans will continue to act as secretary-treasurer. May Is "Eat Beef 11 Month "May is Beef Month" is the theme of the county, state arid national beef producer's associations. Last Tuesday evening the following men met — R. L. Kran-j tz, Titonka; Les Johnson, Seneca; and Earl Chambers, Corwith. They are directors of the Kossuth County Beef Producer's Association and were making plans for feeef promotion activities throughout the county during Funeral services for Dr. C. H. Cretzmeyer, S,r., 78, long-time Algona resident and well known physician, were held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Cecelia Catholic church. Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiated and burial was in Cal,vary cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Dr, F. C. Scanlan, Wade Hansen, Theo Chrischilles, Wade Sullivan, Luke Linnan and Joe Bradley. Dr. Cretzmeyer succumbed to 'a heart attack at 1:30 a.m. Monday at St. Ann hospital. He suffered a previous attack late Sunday, was rushed to the hospital about 6 p.m. that day, and died of a second attack Monday. . Charles H. Cretzmeyer, son of Henry and Margaret Mooney Cretzmeyer, was born August 16, 1878, at Waveiiy. He received his grade and high school education there, taught school for two years, then enrolled at Iowa University. He graduiVed from the medical school there April 3, 1901, and was an intern there for a year following graduation. 51 Years In Practice His search for a town to locate in was a short one. The young doctor decided Algona was a perfect place to begin his prac- \ice, so he arranged for office srJace in the Galbraith building (over the present Hub Clothiers and'Finn's Bakery),-and became a tenant there for the next 51 years. His office was moved about three years ago to its present location at 108 soutU Haiian 1 street. Dr. Cretzmeyer was married to Bertha Henry of Oskaloosa Oct. 14, 1915, and the Cretz- meyers have , spent their entire married life in Algona. "Doc", whose hair eventually became snow-white, was a well- known and beloved Algona resident down through the years. His trademark perhaps was his famous, ever present cigar, which was with him whereever he went, whether it be at basketball games, in the office or on the street. He never smoked them, however. One of his prime interests was sports, and he was practically always in the stands when Algona high's basketball teams played home games. He was always ready, and willing to chat with anyone on practically any subject, and had actively maintained his practice right up until the tjme of his sudden death. Held Many Honors PP. Cretzmeyer was a member Of St. Cecelia Catholic church, 0 | 0 0 Jvunb\js and many t Dr; C. H, Cretzmeyer * • » organizations, including I o w.a University's 50 Year Alumni Club, Kiwanis club, of which he was a past-president and the American Association of Rail* way Surgeons. He was past- president of the Kossuth Medical Society, the Austin-Flint, Cedar Valley and Twin Lakes Society, and served two years as the first chief of staff at St. Ann hospital here. He was also active in the Iowa Medical Society for many years. Besides his wife, Dr. Cretzmeyer is survived by a son, Dr. Charles- H. Cretzmeyer, Jr., of Philadelphia, Pa., a daughter, Jarie, Algona, a brother, Dr. Frank Cretzmeyer, Emmetsburg; and three sisters, Rose and Margaretj Waverly; and Annette of Detroit, Mich. Everyone in the community and thousands of the doctor's ex- patients wish to extend condolences to the family following fheir loss. Royal Neighbors Mold Convention The Algona camp of the Royal Neighbors was host to the 1957 convention of the organization here last week. Alma Marshall, Oracle of the Algona camp, called the convention to order, and Rev. Harry Whyte conducted the invocation after which Mayor C. C. Shierk delivered an address of welcome. Atha^ Hardgrove welcomed the visitors on behalf of the Algona camp. Algona high school's mixed chorus sang several numbers on the program that followed. A banquet was held in the evening at the K. C. Hall, and the program included a number by the drill team of the Algona Degree of Honor lodge, 2 Academy Pupils Win Scholarships James Lichter and . Monte Pearson, seniors at ' St. Cecelia Academy, have won scholarships to Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, for the year 1957-58. According to the Rt. Rev. Msgr. D. V. Foley, President of Loras College, James has won a tuition scholarship in the amount of-. $200 while Monte has merited'/ia $100 scholarship. These students took part in the Competitive Scholarship Examination held at St. Edmond high school, Fort Dodge, April 6. This is the first time students of St. Cecelia's have been numbered among the winners. Pictures of both students will .be, found with the page of seniors from Algona in today's Upper Des Moines. North Central Ready To Push New Expansion Special elections will be held in both Burt and Bancroft in early June to determine whether or not residents of those two Kossuth county towns wish to grant a franchise for distribution of natural gas to the North Central Public Service Co. The special election* at Burt will be held June 10,- and at Bancroft, June 18. , Official Notice Today- Official publication of the • notice of special election for Burt is carried in today's Algona Upper Dos Moines. • At a special session of the Bancroft town council last week, such a vote was approved by unanimous vote of the council. G. D. Hart is mayor of Bancroft, and councilmen are Roman Wilhelmi, , Wm. Fuchs, Fred Kadow, Rudy Fangman and Donald Murray. Also attending the meeting were W. F. Spurrier and G. J. Donovan of North Central Public Service, St. Paul, Dick Carr, manager of the firm's Algona unit, and Joe Lynch, Algona attorney. Explanation was made of thi procedures necessary to obtains approval by the Federal Power Commission for natural gas. Bancroft voters will vote on the matter first, and if a favorable vote results, formal application <v 'for gas will be made to the FPC.| Gas By Fall Natural gas by early fall of this year was considered possible if the vote is favorable. Burt residents were reported equally desirous of obtaining the use of natural gas. The North Central Public Service Co., if;the franchises are approved, ... will take immediate •; action to obtain ,the "necessary *approTal'*ft>r - *air;«3rteijsi&n-of Hs• distribution facilities from AK gona north to the other two Kossuth towns. The entire cost of both elec^ tions is to be paid by the Gas Co. In the meantime, Whittemore and West Bend, two other towns in the area, have requested natural gas service, but up until this point have not completed the preliminaries with a distribution system. Both towns report a strong desire on the part of their residents for service, with a gas line requested into West Bend from the south and then on to Whittemore. Burt Host At Music Contest Burt — Some 2500 people were in Burt, Saturday, for the State Music Contest held here at that time. Twenty Bands from Class D schools were judged by Frank Piersol of Ames, Walter E. Lake of Fort Dodge and Erwin A. Hertz of St. Cloud, Minn. Judges for the vocal groups were Lee Mi Knolle, Sioux City, W e s t e n Noble, Decorah, and Dr. Richard Parker of LeMars. Bands were in the school gymnasium while the vocal groups sang in the Methodist Church. The Burt Band under the direction of Mr Lockhart received a first, and the Girls Glee Club, Boys Glee Club and Mixed Chorus Sign New Coach At Wesley High Wesley — Robert D; White bt Bradgate signed a contract last week to coach athletics in the Wesley school, replacing Dennis Carlson who resigned. Mr White is a graduate of Drake University, is married, and they have two small sons. They have rented the Lou Lickteig home. Senior Pictures Senior graduation pictures from a majority of the high schools in Kossuth county will be found in this edition of the Upper Des Moines. With the exception of St. Joe, all are sponsored by firms in the towns concerned. The seniors pictures of Ai» gona high school and St, Cecelia's Academy are spon* sored by the Iowa State Bank, and reprints of the page on fine quality paper , may be obtained at the bank' within a day or two. In some instances senior pictures had not been finished at studios. When they are those senior pictures will also appear in the Upper Pea Moines. Whittemore Farm Couple On Big Radio Spot, May 16 The story of how a Whiitemore, lows, farm couple found a life of happiness and security on their 140 acre dairy and poultry farm will unfold on the M*d Maxwell, "Let's Go Visiting." program at 13:15 pan. Thursday, my 16, over station WHp. Dei Moines, Jaw* , This interview with I'll and Mrs l»ouis Qrelneri, r«v* the financial success and happiness resulting m tht sharing of farna Med Maxw million miles to " whit farmwi Maxwell has program WM

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