The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 23, 1957 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 23, 1957
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8ta%« Historical dooitty Iowa oity, By Russ Wallet Our con§ralulalions io the EfiRio Grove Eagle, its publisher Maury Crabbe, and" his staff, on the opening of a fine new building lust Saturday . . . and they sure needed it! * * * • LOOK ALIKES? Sergeant Bilko and John Spencer ? Evangelist Billy Graham and Rev. Myron Brnwer ? * * • All men are equal in one respect — ihey each have 24 hours a day. * * * As vacation time approaches our travel bureau conies up with a few little tips that might be of special interest. The railroads have developed some pretty nifty "reserved coach" setups where passengers get away from the first class and Pullman tariffs, and also some round trips that roll up an awful lot of mileage for comparatively little money. Now when you think of "coaches" we're not talking about those on The Sioux through here. For exampla you can go from here to Los Angeles via "reserved coach", by way of Canada, Vancouver, Seattle and Oakland, to LA, and come back a southern route in air conditioned cars, for a grand total rail fare of about $106. Or you can go to the west coast via New Orleans and come home via the Pacific Northwest for something around' $100 rail fare. In fact the circuit via Canada only costs about $6 more for some 3,000 extra miles of travel than a straight round-trip ticket to Los Angeles or San Francisco and back . . . and you get stopover privileges if you wish, along the way. Want more information? In Algona see John Snere, your Milwaukee agent, or Will Holldorf, the C. & N.W. agent, or any agent in other towns. * * * We were called on the carpet last week for our spelling of \he word '"drouth." Our critic said it was spelled "drought." The word, spelled,, either way, is correct, according , to our-dlctionary. If you pronounce it "drouth" as we do, you^can spell it "d-r-o-u- C-h." After the past week, how- >ver, spelling it either way appears unlikely for the time being. » ¥ * Carl Brown, who farms on the Ridge Road south of Algona, and young Jim Kain, vied for the title of "Strawberry Shortcake Eater", according to our scouts who attended the FFA boys banquet last Thursday evening. Carl won in a photo finish it is reported, when he downed Joe Bradley's shortcake in addition to a number of others. Miss Comfort, responsible for the shortcake in the first place, had an understandingly pleased smile at the response to her dessert effort. * * * Don't let anyone tell you that the women run ALL parent-teacher groups. Up at Swea City they held an election Monday, and an all-male slate of officers was chosen for the coming year: Walter O' Green, president; Randall Webb, vice president; and Wayne Thompson, secretary- treasurer. * * * Art Heidenwiih of Whittemore strolled in Tuesday with his Whittemore news for this paper and it made us stop and think a bit about how long Art had been our correspondent over there . . . over 20 years, we know . . . and Mrs Sylvester Wagner at St. Joe has been one almost the same length of time if we're not mistaken, and Mrs Viola Studer at Wesley must be somewhere up toward the 10 or 15 year-mark too, after she succeeded Mrs Myrtle Lease. Did we forget anyone? * * » Well, Dick Phillips can breathe easier . . . Dracula came and went and now he can take down the horrifying posters he's been looking at. * * * When a man looks a girl straight in the eye she better do something about her figure! * * * Ed Wolfe just wants to remind you that the benefit dance to raise funds for the Crippled Children's camp will be held this coming Saturday evening at the VFW hall ... as of Tuesday $4QO in donations had been received, but there's room for more. The local VFW qutita for this project is $350 a year for three years .... Seventeen local firms or individuals each gave $5 or more. Your donation can, of course, be less, Kids do not have to be children of vets to attend the camp which is to be set up on a permanent basis. * * * Well we smoked Phil mond's "blessed event" cigar and survived ... he handed out William Penns — always loyal to the Quakers, eh Phil. Famous Last Line (contrib uted from true life by a in the ei«J) arsenic is my le cure him el jjjjj^^^ Wat ESTABLISHED 1863 entered as second class matter at the postottlee at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1933. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1957 3 SECTIONS-22 PAGES Womens' Teams To Certify Bargains For June 6-7 Thursday and Friday, June 6 and 7. will be CERTIFIED BARGAIN DAYS in Algona «— something new in that every advertised bargain to appear in the Upper Des Moines in special block ads will be "certified" by one or the other of two teams of women especially selected to certify advertised items from each store for the two days. One team calls itself the Bargain - Aires, the other the Shrewd Shoppers. There are three city women and two rural women on each team. \ The Bargain-Aires, pictured above at the left, left io right, are Mary Siaudt, home economist with the Kossulh extension service, Mrs WUJU Kuecker, Mrs John Hayes, Mrs Quintin Bjustrom and Mrs Laura Seger. The group at the right is the Shrewd Shoppers, and they are Mrs Ervin Gerber, Mrs Fred Asa, Mrs Esther Sigsbee who writes "Woman's World" for the Upper Des Moines each issue, Mrs Craig Smith and Mrs Bob Barnes. One team will check ads from the north side of State Street, 'the other from the south side, before the ads are published. They will be cer- tifying ONLY quality products at a REAL bargain price. Discount type ads will not be used — only an actual price reduction in dollars and cents for the two days. Check the dates, Thursday and Friday, June 6 and 7. Select New Principal For Algeria's School System Selection of Jack Evans, 34, as; Algona high school's new principal was announced Tuesday by Supt. O. B. Laing. The board of education chose Evans from a list of 25 candidates to replace Earl Legler, who resigned recently to become superintendent at Seymour. Mr Evans will come to Algona from Orange City, where he has been principal for the past seven years. Prior to that, he taught for a year at Fort Dodge and a year at Clarion in the junior high. Born and raised at Iowa City : Mr Evans received his B.A. degree from Iowa University in 1947 and his Master's degree in 1951. He- plans to take further work ^at South Dakota University at Vermillion in the future. : Evans, who is married and t!he father of two school-age children, will arrive here sometime after the first of June for consultations with local school officials. He plans to move his family to Algona sometime after July 1 During the past year, Mr Ev.ans' who was in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946, served as president Jack Evans of the northwest district of the Iowa State Education Association. Legler, the man whom Mr Evans replaces, served the high school as principal for the past nine years. Good Grooming Contest For 4-H, May 27 Better groomed girls from the 28 girl's 4-H clubs in Kossuth County will compete against one another for blue, red or white ratings in connection with their clothing project for this 4-H year. Three girls from each club have won preliminary local contests and will represent their club at a county v?ide contest to be held at the Burt School, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. Points that will be considered in the contest include personal grooming, clothing grooming, posture and carriage, accessories, general impression and their clothing record book. The girls are judged in three classes, which include Junior, Intermediate and Senior divisions. In addition to the ratings given to each girl, one top senior girl will be named and will represent Kossuth County in state competition at the state 4-H girl's convention. Mrs Margaret Pratt, Emmetsburg and Mrs Hope Kuecker, Whittemore, will act as judges for the event. The results will be given on Rally Day, June 1, when the girls will again model their good grooming dresses. The girls will be attired in dresses which are appropriate for school wear, but which do not need to be made. The contest is an event which is held every year that clothing is the subject matter studied by the girls as a means to encourage good grooming ha- bite. Start Work, New D-X Station Here Construction began this week on a new super service station, at the corner of north Jones and east North streets here. Kenneth Frank!, present operator of a station located on the corner, will also operate the new station for the Mid-West Service Co. H. J Cowan is contractor for the job. The building, which will be 29x56 feet, will be constructed of steel, cement block and brick. There will be two service stalls, two rest rooms and an office. Two islands with two gas pumps each will be located on the spacious concrete driveway in front of the station. Frankl stated Wednesday that it is probable the station will be completed by Sept. 1. Fishing Contest! Fishermen alteniionl ©ur "Hunting & FiiWug" editor and some of his cronies have cooked up a big fishing conle»i, and details will be Ipund 90, page thvst «f »«$< tion .iwfe this mue. Don't Ligaments Torn In Farm Mishap Clarence Metzger suffared a painful accident at his farm home in Union township, Wednesday. He was taken to St. Ann hospital, was x-rayed and it was found that ligaments and ribs had been torn loose from the spine. He is now up and around and feeling much better. Falsification Of Claim - $20 Fine An Irvington man, Lloyd W, McMahon, was fined $20 and costs each on three counts of making false statements to the Iowa Employment Security Commission in Justice Delia Welter's court Tuesday morning. The charges were originally filed in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court, but the defendant and his lawyer requested change of venue. It was reported that McMahon received three unemployment checks he should not have received, as he was employed at the time. Total of the three checks was $79.50. The fine on each count was suspended pending payment by McMahon to the Employment Security Commission of the $79.50 within 30 days. He paid court costs, Some Soybean Rot Found After Rains Weather and crops continued to make plenty of news during the past week. Another 1.86 inches of rain, including a 1.18 downfall Monday, was'deposited in this area, bringing the total for the past two weeks to 4.03 inches and for the year to 6.44 inches. Soybeans have become a problem throughout the county. At the present tim* about 50 percent of thAfeeans have been spotted,, adtprding... to County Extension >D»reclpr Dean Barnes. ,-.' ..', '' Beans have sprouted, but are coming through the ground as they should, due to the fact most were planted much deeper than usual, a move that was a result of our early dry spell. The sprouted beans ore now turning black, an indication of rot. Tbe only answer for rotting beans are now turning black, an still give promise of a crop this season. The re-planting should be done just as soon as possible, depending on field conditions. Corn in some spots looks yellow, due to a lack of nitrogen. Organisms that relase nitrogen to all corn plants lie dormant when the temperature is 50 degrees or below, causing the lack at present. Nitrogen will become available naturally if and when the temperature warms up. There is little corn left to be- planted and no rotting reported to date. This is ideal weather for oats, which thrive on cold, wet weather. They are rooting well .according to Barnes. Hay and pasture land is coming along fine and the first cutting of hay the middle of June should be good. First cutting for alfalfa, also due about the middle of June, should also produce well. Frost damaged plants will recover, but will run a little late. The insect problem, which under ordinary circumstances would have developed by now, has failed to do so because of the cool temperature readings. Warm weather will mark the start of the war on insects. Several farmers have reported their evergreens, used as windbreaks, turning brown, due to a earlier lack of moisture, combined with high winds which carried moisture out of the trees faster than the soil could provide it. Field work has been held^to a minimum in most sections. Some farmers were able to get out and begin harrowing yesterday, Wednesday morning, but others will have to wait until equipment can be run in fields. Property damage was widespread during Monday night's storm, which brought an inch of rain turned to mud when Oklahoma and Kansas soil was added, and wind in excess of 50 miles an hour. Trees were blown down and some buildings damaged extensively all over the state, but fortunately the velocity of the storm failed to approach similar episodes in Kansas and Missouri. H I* B May 15 53 41 .43 May 16 53 41 .25 May 17 62 42 May 18 38 35 May 19 53 43 May 20 52 28 1.18 May 21 — 76 Traces of moisture were also registered May 17-18-U Boy Breaks Leg Wesley—Bobby Lickteig broke his left leg in a fall at his home Friday, May 17 and has it in a cast. Bobby is the 3 year old son of Mr and. Mrs Robert Lickteig, 90 Seniors, 2 Schools, Graduate Next Week Academy Graduates 26 On Sunday; High School May 31 Algona seniors of 1957 at both St. Cecelia's Academy and Algona high school are in their final week of school activity. Graduation at St. Cecelia's Academy for the 26 seniors will take place Sunday, May 26. Msgr, Bernard Bauer, Sioux City, form- 1 en txsaistant, pr,i«sU he?e, -wiil .deliver the graduation address:' 4 "* ' Awards .day, which is also the final day of school at St. Cecd- lia's, will be Friday, May 24. Baccalaureate exercises for Algona high school, with 64 seniors in the class 9f 1957, will be held Sunday eyening, May 26, starting at 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Rev. Cloyd Bishop of the Nazarene church and Rev. Roland Andrews of the First Baptist church will give the prayer and sermon, respectively. Musical numbers will be presented by the woodwind group, Moderne Choir and the recessional by Linda Smith. Members of the school faculty are to be hosts at the annual Senior Breakfast, May 25, at 8 a.m. at Call State Park. Graduation for the high school seniors will take place Friday evening, May 31, next week. Dr.. Howard Bowen, president of Grinnell College, will deliver the Commencement address. The senior class will be presented by Supt. O. B. Laing and Eugene Hutchins, president of the Board of Education, will present the diplomas. The exercises will start at 8 p.m. Dr. Bowen will also address the three Algona service clubs, Friday noon, May 31, at the Algona Country Club. 16 GRADUATE MAY 24 AT ST. JOE Diplomas from St. Joseph's high -school at St. Joe will be presented to 16 seniors Friday evening, May 24. The Commence r ment speaker will be Rev. Francis Illg of Ogden, a former St. Day Earlier, Next Week Next week's issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines will be distributed on Wednesday, instead of Thursday, because of Memorial Day on Thursday. This means that all correspondence for this newspaper must be in the Upper Des Moines office by Mondav, and general news- must be in not later than Tuesday morning. Correspondents please note. . The advertising deadline for next week's paper will be Tuesday noon. • -^ v. .^ Dr. Howard Bowen Joe resident, also uncle of two 1957 seniors, Alice and Alma Illg. GRADUATION WEDNESDAY NIGHT, WEST BEND The 26 seniors at West Bend were awarded their diplomas last night (Wednesday) in the school auditorium. Dr. Leonard C. Murray of the Iowa State Dept. of Health was the Commencement speaker. Baccalaureate exercises were held last Sunday evening, with Rev. E. E. Greene as the speaker. Suffers Stroke While Fishing Wesley *- John Weig, 79, suffered a stroke Thursday, May 16, which paralyaed his left side. He was fishing at Lost Island with three of his sons, Joe, Eu? gene and Raymond. He fell into shallow water but did not lose consciousness. He was taken to St. Ann hospital, Algona, where he remained several days. His son Ray has taken over the janitor work at St. Joseph's school and church which his father has done so faithfully for the past several years, altho he had retired from the farm and moved to town. Mr and Mrs Weig have three daughters: Mrs Joe Drummer, St. Joe; Mrs Walter Drummer, Clarion; Mrs Edmund Drummer, Haverhill, and five sons: Joe, Ed, Roy, John and Eugene. Boys To Milwaukee Ledyard „» Twenty-nine boys who participated in and baseball at Ledyard high were taken to Milwaukee by bus, last Friday night, where they saw two big league baseball games. Ed Knoner and Paul Nitz drove the buses and Harold Herzog and Coach Klinker also enjoyed the trip, v Tag Day 'Thank You' The Sisters of St. Ann Hospital and the Hospital Auxiliary wish to express their appreciation to all who helped in the recent Tag Days and to all those who contributed to this worthy cause . 2 Fort Dodge Women Injured Two women suffered minor injuries when an auto driven by one of them, Juanita J. Carter, 24, Fort Dodge, crashed into a ditch at the intersection of highway 169 and the West Bend blacktop eight miles south of Algona at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs Carter received a bruised right shoulder and left leg and Janet Balgeman, 20, also of Fort Dodge, received bruises when the car failed to make a turn. The Carter vehicle was head" ed north on 169 when the driver attempted to turn on to the blacktop. She lost control and the car rolled into the ditch on the northwest corner of the intersection. The car came to rest on its right side, and was a total loss, with damage estimated at $500 by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood, who investigated. Geo. Tiede, 57, Burial Monday At LuVerne Funeral services for George Tiede, 57, former resident of Lu- Verne who has been residing at Windom.'Minn. for several years, were held Monday at 2 p.m. in Zion Lutheran church at Lu- Verne. Rev. Louis Wittenburg officiated, burial was in the Lu- Verne cemetery and the Blake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr Tiede died suddenly Friday morning in a Fairmont, Minn, hospital. He entered the hospital the day before. George Tiede, son of Fred and Mary Hanselman Tiede, was born May 13, 1900 at LuVerne and lived there much of his life. He operated a grocery store there for many years, moved to Des Moines, then Fairmont and Windom, where he also operated grocery stores. He was mayor for eight years when he lived in LuVerne, Mr Tiede is survived 'by his wife, Wilma, a step daughter, Mrs Francis Pitlik, Cedar Rapids; his father, Fred Tiede, LuVerne; a brother, Walter Tiede of Birmingham, Mich.; and three sisters, Mrs George Lothringer, Davenport; Mi's Joe Papps, Detroit, Mich.; and Mrs John Spaulding, Midland, Mich. Pallbearers at the funeral were Paul Phillips, Dr. H. D. Meyer, Cecil Huff, Charles Wolf, Jon Nelson and Carl Goetsch. 4 Couples Get Wedding Licenses Four licenses to wed were issued by County Clerk Alma Pearson during the past week. They went to the following couples: May 16 — Robert Sheldahl and Mavis Thomsen, Lakota. May 17 — Robert Menke and Marjorie Mulligan, Bancroft. May 18 — Wayne Jorgensen and Carmen Brandt, Swea City; and Lee Prentice, Rodman, and Alice Sykes, Swea City , Local Home Sold Carrie Wernert has sold her home on North Jones street to Mr and Mrs Bierstedt of Whitte* more. Mrs Bierstedt is a daugh' ter of Mrs A .A. Kading, Miss Wernert has been assisted in moving by her niece and hus» band, Mr and Mrs Lawrence Ward of Wichita, Kan, The have returnee! home aftey Miss Wernert settled i& aa an ment at Mrs Bessie Jones. VOL. 94 - NO. 21 Parade To Open Memorial Day Service Here Naval Memorial At Sunrise; Main Program At 10 a.m. Algona's Memorial Day obsi&f> vance, slated for Thursday, May 30, holds promise of being ona of the largest here in many years, due to an effort by the American Legion and V.F.W. to make it a community affair. All civic organizations, whcthef veteran's groups or not, have beeti invited to participate in the annual parade, which will begin at 10 a.m. at the Legion hall, according to parade officials. Cochairmen Chuck Devine of the V.F.W and Walter Barr of tha Legion are in charge of all arrangements for the day's events. Special Naval Service ' A service honoring all men who lost their lives at sea will be held at the new bridge north of town at 6:45 a.m. Rev. O. Leonard Nelson, First Lutheran pastor, will offer a prayer, a wreath will be thrown from the bridge and a firing squad will render a salute. The parade, which now lists units from the National Guard, Seneca Saddle Club, Bit and Spur Club, V.F.W. and Legion, as well as all Gold Star Mothers, will move from the Legion hall to Riverview cemetery. A speaker, unnamed at present, will be featured. A local high school student will recite the Gettysburg address, Rev. Nelson will give the invocation, Rev G. G. Hallauer, Congregational minister, will give benediction, and Mayor C. C. Shierk will serve as master of ceremonies. A combined firing squad from the Legion and V.F.W, and a color guard from each will also be present. No Uniforms Necessary Special tribute will be paid to World War I veterans this year, and all veterans, are urged-to participate in the parade. Uniforms are not necessajry, All who report .at the L'egiorih hall will fiiafch "in a body • in the pSrade. Anyone wishing to join, in the observance may contact L Devine or Barr for full particulars. HEMMINGSEN BOOKED FOR LUVERNE CEREMONIAL LuVerne — Don Hemmingsen of Algona will be the Memorial Day speaker at the annual observance in LuVerne, Thursday, May 30, in a program starting at 2 p.m. The program will open with selections by the LuVerne high school band, invocation by Rev, Worthie Usher, recitation of. "Flander's Field" by Earle Hanselman Jr and pledge to the flag, Mrs Earl Johns. Hemmingsen's speech follows. A salute to thp dead by the American Legion firing squad, and taps by Dwayne Tobey and Ronald Stone will close the program. BURT MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AT 9 A.M. Burt — War veterans of Burt will observe Memorial Day, May 30, with a parade starting in town, and moving to the cemetery, where formal Memorial Day services will take place. The parade will start at 9 a.m. , MORNING PROGRAM SET AT OTTOSEN Ottosen — Memorial Day ser* vices here will star.t at 9:30 a.m. with the program to be lield i»v\, the Community Bldg. On the program are Mrs Rasmus Olson, with a musical number, parade of colors by the American Legion, pledge to the flag led 'by LeRoy Worby,,jK>st commander, national anthem led by Alfred Schultz, invocation lay Keith Strayer. Rev. Myron Brower of Algona will b§ the speaker, and other program nun> bers will be given by Mrs Richard Kinseth, Mrs Harold Mountain, Mrs Rasmus Olson and Elsie Byg, with taps by Bruce Watneou New Fire Truck At Livermore A new fire truck was deliver* ed to the town of Livermore Saturday by the. Fire Fighter Truck Co. of Rock Island, 111, Use of the .rig, which is tot the town and surrounding area, of» fers the latest in fire fightiM equipment, A 1957 International chassis carries the combination, high pressure and volume with all -the necessary ment, including a 750 gi water tank. A collapsible x capable of.holdjog IW is also available now. An auxiliary truck wiU be i fQrstaadby gmy to torn U.^.. more like many othey oomjni*» Cities, has a war*' A with towns Io areas in needed.

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