The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 30, 1957 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 30, 1957
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By ftuss Wallet * * * "" A« ha probably anticipated, Governor Herschel Loveless is being castigated from a number of sides because of his veto' of the tax and capital improvement bills prepared by the state legislature. Unfortunately, if you felt like vetoing one phase of the revenue measure you had to veto all of it. In the mass of comments following his veto, however, one thing stands out. Governor Loveless kept his promise to the people of Iowa, who elected him governor last year. He said in his campaign: "I will veto any sales tax measure over 2 percent." As a result of his veto, the sales tax July 1 will drop back to 2 percent, the state income tax will drop back to 75 percent of the full rate, and the corpora. tion tax in the state will drop from 3 to 2 percent. That this will result in decreased revenue for the state is self-evident. The Governor is of the opinion that stale income will be sufficient to meet the current needs, or if not, that by* next fall when he has indicated a special session of the legislature will convene, a new tax program can be worked out. * •••{,• It is refreshing to at least find one government official who is willing to take a chance that a move toward economy might meet with public favor. Very few do. Loveless may be wrong; the state may find itself in dire distress. On the other hand, some of the state departments and administrative units may find they can get along just as well without increased appropriations. From the standpoint of corporations, we can think of nothing that would be more encouraging to industrial growth and expansion than less corporation tax, an item that seems to be overlooked in the general comment. 2 atftt* Iowa aooitty Jiome* ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered as second class matter at the pofttottice at Aljfona, Iowa. Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. AlOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 30, SECTIONS-22 PAGES VOL. 94 - NO. 21 Welcome' Sign For New Industry Plan Golden Wedding, June 4 «r Joe ~~- *** and M " Malh Faber, members of St. Joseph parish here, will observe their Golden Wedding anniversary on Tuesday, June 4th. A high mass with Father Leo C. Schumacher as celebrant will be at 8 o'clock in St. Joseph's church. * A n d . inl i er , i ? P lanned in the Johnson House at Algona for the immediate family \*ith open house fromi 2 to 4 o clock at the family home at St. Joe. The honored couple request that there be no gifts. Mr and Mrs Faber both were born here in this community and have lived here all their life They were married here in St. Joseph's church by the late Father R. Ruemmele on June 4, 1907 and were attended by Mr and Mrs, Henry Faber of Casselton, North Dakota. They live on their farm 3 miles west of St. Joe with 3 of their sons, where they have lived all 50 years of their married" life Mr and Mrs Faber are the parents of twelve children. The oldest six children perished in a home fire on June 21, 1919. Living children are Joseph, Herman and Florian at home; Raphael, Mrs Reinald Salz (Mary) and Mrs Cletus Salz (Arlene). They have 2 grandchildren. (Glenn's Studio photo-UDM engraving) County Girls 4-H Rally Day Saturday, June 1, Swea City If you're going to be ^ around this area come July 4th, just a note to tell you that Alfred SchultZ 1 has announced that he and his sons are again going to put on a free Fourth of July party at the Kossuth fairgrounds, with an entirely different program to be announced in more detail in the near future. So jot it down on your calendar for July 4th — free* party at the fairgrounds! * * • Memorial Day was first observed officially, May 30, 1869, on order of General John A. Logan, commander of the Grand Army of the Republican. * i * * Then there were the friends of the widow of a tugboat captain who were consoling her after the captain had fallen overboard and drowned, and left the widow $20,000. "And to think he left you $20,000 and him who couldn't read or write," said one of the mourners. The widow nodded her head earnestly. "Or swim," she added. * * • Our mail brought suggestions of a few more "Look Alikes" with the notation that while the people she mentioned "look alike" in her opinion, well, we'll take a chance and print the list: Spike Jones—Harlan Sigsbee The Late Senator McCarthy- Chuck Devine Bill Cullen—R. C. Dewel Jane Wyman—Mrs Kenny Geilenfeld Steve Allen—Russ Waller Anyone have anything to add? If some of your favorite correspondence turns up missing this week, it is because the Upper Des Moines went to press Tuesday evening instead of Wednesday evening, for distribution before Memorial Day in this area, and late-arriving correspondence did not reach us in time for this issue. * * * By this time next week yours truly and the Missus should be reaching San Francisco to attend the annual convention of the National Editorial Association. During the interim of this trip we have prevailed upon two local men, Dick Palmer of the high school faculty, and T- H. Chris- chilles who needs no introduction, to each write a guest column in this spot. There are no restrictions on what either of these gentlemen may have to say just so they don't force us to use the libel insurance which we carry (Bohannon attention) ... in the meantime your correspondent expects to be enjoying shop talk with newsmen from the 48 states and Hawaii * • * Famous Last Line — (Dublin's Mayor, Robert Briscoe, after US visit) — "Americans pretend to be hard-boiled, but they we really as soft, generous and emotional as Jhe most lyrical Irishman." Plans for one of the biggesl 4-H days in Kossuth County, 4-H Girl's, Rally Day, are about complete. County officers, the county committee and the 4-H clubs are responsible for the entire day's program, to be held at Swea City High School on June 1. The program for the day includes — 9:30 Electioneering and parade of candidates for county office and clothing exhibits displays. 10:00 a.m. Group singing followed by the annual business meeting conducted by present county officers. This meeting includes reports of club presidents and also campaign speeches and and candidates response. The club will then vote and select the girls they want as county officers. Following the meeting, all of the girls previously entered and judged in the county good grooming contest will model their dresses and receive their ratings. This will be followed by the initiation of an honorary member, a special tribute to someone who has done outstanding service to 4-H'ers in the past. A picnic lunch will be held at noon with many clubs responsible for guests. The afternoon includes recitation of County Girl's Creed by the winner of that contest, the first performance of the Kossuth County 4-H Girl's Chorus, Youth Exchange speakers, Wallace Rogers and Arthur Echertancht from Ft. Dodge, recognition of leaders, a folk dance and the finale being the installation of the new elected county officers. Girls, leaders, mothers and other guests are welcome to attend. Clubs helping with special parts of the program include — registration, Greenwood Girls; platform, Grant Go-Getters; ush-, ering, Buffalo Boosters; election, Plum Creek Elite; honorary member, Swea and Eagle clubs; folk game, Cresco Chums; clean up, Seneca Sparklers; displays, Ledyard Lassies, Algona Aces, Fenton Forwards and Prairie Pals. Present county officers responsible for the program are — president! Jan Clark; vice-president, Eunice Gade; secretary, Lois Willfong and historian, Marlys Goetz. LuVerne Paper Sold To Two Kanawha Men LuVerne — In a business transaction that took place recently. Mr and Mrs Donald "Jack" Roos sold the LuVerne Tribune to Ralph Baer and Willard Fessenden of Kanawha. Possession will be given June 15. Mr Baer and Mr Fessenden nre at the present operating the Kanawha Reporter. Mr Baer, his wife and two year-old daughter are planning to move into the apartment over the Tribune office and publish the local paper. It is their intentions to continue publication of the Kanawha paper also. Mr and Mrs Roos, Jan and Lynn who have been in LuVerne for the past 4M> years are moving to Colorado where Mr Roos has employment with the Eaton Herald at Eaton. They will have an auction of household goods Saturday, June 8. Mr Roos will begin his work July 1. Miller Steel Building Firm Here Is Sold S & L Event Opens Friday Next Friday, May 31, when the doors open at 10 A.M. in a special sidewalk Ceremony, will be the first of an 8-day Grand Opening celebration at the newly-remodeled S & L Store here. Mayor C. C. Shierk will give a few remarks and will cut ribbons opening the store doors. A host of free prizes and special gifts are to be distributed beginning Friday morning, and an informal style show will be held both Friday and Saturday, according to Frank Riley, store manager. A special S & L Store 6-page Grand Opening section is to be found with this issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. Washington Columnist A Recent Algona Visitor Sale of the Miller Steel Building Co. by its owner, Earl B. Miller, to two Atlantic, la. men, Enard C. Henningsen and Orval Hakes, was announced Monday. The new t owners took over active operation of the firm, which ha,s handled the sale of j jgJran-Steel bjtlldiugs . and^tton- - "sets' here since 1951, -Monday morning, May 27. A legal notice of incorporation for the firm, to be known as Miller Steel Bldg. Co., Inc., will be found in today's issue of the Upper Des Moines. As in the past, the new owners will specialize in steel buildings and quonsets. Mr Miller, who has operated Ihe firm since 1951, was a contractor here prior to 'that year. Se has no future business plans in mind, and according to him, 'I'm going to catch up on a lot of fishing and hunting." One of the ceremonies at the annual Girl's Rally Day is the initiation of an honorary member. Looking over final plans and the plaque which will be presented to an outstanding 4-H friend in the county are members of the county girl's committee and the present county 4-H officers. First row — (L. to R.) —. Mrs C. A. Gutknecht, Mrs 1 R. I. Anderson, Mrs Maynard Jensen, Mrs August Studer. Back row — Eunice Gade, Jan Clark, Lois Willfong, Marlys "etz. Other members of the committee not included in the picture nclude Mrs Henry Looft, Mrs Wayne Keith and Mrs Ralph Thomp- Honor Awards Made At Burt Burt — Alice Thompson was named as valedictorian of the Burt senior class for 1957, and Karen Lavrenz was the saluta* torian. Earning straight "A" grades for the school year were Jiadley Caster, Lois Lichter, Judy O'Brien, Shirley Schwietert and Sheryl Smith. In other awards announced at Commencement, citizenship awards went to Mary Keith, senior; Norman Mitchell, junior; and Sheryl Smith, underclassmen. Jerry Garman won the senior boy athletic award and Beverly Lai-eon the senior girl award. Long Leap By Car But Driver Is Uninjured A Bancroft man, Walter J. Goche, luckily escaped injury when his auto crashed into a ditch a mile north of Bancroft on a gravel road at 2 p.m. Monday. The auto was demolished, according to Patrolman Darrel Drake, who investigated. Goche, who was headed south in a 1955 Buick 4-door at the time, lost control, headed into the ditch on the west side of the road, slammed into a driveway entrance, spun into the air and landed 90 feet south in the ditch. The car was on its wheels and resting across the ditch. Two men were injured in a car-truck crash at 5:15 p.m. Friday two miles north and three miles west of Bancroft. They were John A. Peterson, 61, Swea City, and Byron W. Hauge, 40, of Bancroft. Peterson was traveling east and a Welp Hatchery truck, driven by Hauge north at the time of the crash. Each driver failed to see the other vehicle and they collided, at an Intersection near the Leander Mtnke farm. The car spun around and remained on the roadway, while the truck rolled over and back on its wheels in the ditch. Both vehicles were total wrecks, according to Patrolman Pale McBride, who investigated. Peterson suffered a cut left leg Algona Pool To Open June 5 Barring inclement weather, Algona's swimming pool will open next Wednesday, June 5, according to Howie Stephenson, pool manager. Season tickets for the summer will be sold at the pool office Monday and Tuesday, May with a special reduction tof cents either if "tickets day. 3-4, 50 are purchased The ticket schedule: 17 years and over $5.95 12 to 16 years _ 4.95 6 to II years 3.45 Under 6 admitted free, IF accompanied by a paid adult. Single admissions, over 12, 50 cents, under 12, 25 cents. A one-month life-saving course will be offered after the season gets underway with qualified instructors in charge. Engineering Frat Honors Elbert Don Elbert, twin son of Mr and Mrs Ralph Elbert, Algona, was named to Pi Tau Sigma, national mechanical engineering fraternity recently. He is a junior in engineering at John Hopkins University at Baltimore, Md., and was elected treasurer of the fraternity two weeks ago. He plans to be employed at the Boeing aircraft factory at Seattle, Wash, this summer and expects to fly to his post there June 6. The filberts' other twin, Ronnie, who is completing his junior year of art at the Maryland Institute of Art at Baltimore, will a commercial arl^ student. Quarter Inch Of Rain, 15 Minutes Sudden thunder showers moved into this area the middle of Tuesday afternoon, May 28, and doused Algona with more than a Quarter-inch in 15 minutes. Total moisture for the week was .61 of an inch, bringing the total to 4..64 inches in less than three weeks and 7.05 inches for the year. Additional rain could further hinder field work in the area, which was held up by mud for almost two weeks earlier during ,the wet spell. High temperature reading for the period was a 71, while the low was a frigid 33. Date H May 22 48 May 23 59 May 24 71 May 25 63 May 26 45 May 27 68 Way Cleared Project Here Ed Koterba, who writes "Washington Summary" on the edltoria page of the Algona Upper Des Moines each week, was a local caller last Thursday. With his family, he was enroute to Omaha where his mother lives. He was formerly on the staff of. the Omaha World Herald, and Washington Herald and Washington Post, before de veloping his own syndicated column. Koterba, in the above photo, is showing his credentials can required for admission to all Presidential press conferences. Readers of the Upper Des Moines get fast, accurate and first-hand account of what is going on in Washington in Mr Koterba's column, which i airmailed from the nation's capital'each Sunday. ,CUDM Polaroid photo & engraving). Algona Man Narrowly Misses Tornado Path May 28 Needed warmer L 46 38 51 42 33 46 — .25 readings are .36 reportedly in the offing within a few riavq T few days. County Towns In Memorial Tribute Memorial Day services will be held in almost every county community, Thursday, May 30. At Titonka, services will start at 6:30 a.m. at the bridge east of town, with a naval service. At 9:30 a.m. the parade forms, with a program and laying of wreaths planned. Rev. B. H. Schwerin and Rev. Wm. Diers will participate in the tribute. At Ledyard, the program will start at 10 a.m. Ray Murray of Buffalo Center will be the main speaker. Many other county programs were reported last week, including the Algona ceremonial parade and ~ ~ r.. . will at 6:45 Vote $20,000 In School Bonds Voters at Whittemore last Friday approved, 79 to 23, a $20,000 school bond issue for an addition to) the school gymnasium, and to provide band and other facilities not permitted when the new' structure was built several years ago. The'addition was felt necessary to keep up with school growth and requirements of athletic and musical development. program. The naval tribute be neld at the river bridge :45 a.m., the main parade starts at 10 a.m. and will proceed to Riyerview cemetery. Surplus Commodities Distribution of surplus commodities will take place at the court house next Tuesday, June 4, the county welfare office announces. \ 3 Collisions Over Weekend, Algona Three minor accidents w,ere investigated during the weekend by Algona policemen. An auto driven by Leah Traub, West Bend, and a truck, owned by Bradley Bros, and driven by Dwight W. Wagner, Algona, collided at the intersection of Call and Hall streets at 3:14 p.m. Saturday. Damage was estimated at $650 to the auto and $15 to the truck by Police Chief Al Boekelman, who investigated. There were no personal injuries. Two cars driven by Walter L. Billings, Omaha, and Marjorie Bartholomew, Algona, collided at the intersection of Phillips and McGregor streets at 6 p.m. Saturday. Policeman Joe McBride investigated and estimated total damage at $350. There were no injuries. Autos driven by Marilyn, K. Jasperson, Algona. and Chester E. Fisher, Swea City, collided in front of the Algona Theatre at 3:05 p.m. Sunday. No one was injured and total damage was estimated at $225 by Policeman Bill Ankenbauer. Two New Cases, District Court Two new court actions were filed the past week in district court. In one, L. W. Nitchals was plaintiff with Edward and Peggy Abbas as defendants, in action brought to obtain judgment for $105.93 as result of a promissory note. Plaintiff says the defendants are preparing to move out of the state. Fern V. Monson, Wesley, is plaintiff in a divorce action against Julius W. Monson, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple married Aug. 15, 1847, at Blue Earth. An Algonan, Louis Reilly, was almbst caught in the middle of a series of tornadoes while traveling in Missouri last week. Mr Reilly, who travels for Poland China World, barely missed getting in on the storms that leveled suburbs of Kansas City and many other ( Missouri towns and farms. Mr Reilly was staying with a friend and his family on a farm about 50 miles north of Kansas City Monday, May 20, Remarks had been made about the weather by other Missourians who considered tornadoes a possibility. Shortly after supper, Mr Reilly and his hosts sat down to watch TV, when a series of storm broadcasts began. All went outside to study the skies and to figure out whether or not to head for the basement. While outside, all saw the storm which hit Kansas City minutes before as it passed several miles east of the residence where Reilly was going to spend the night. During following days, Mr Reilly had the opportunity to see much of the storm area, and re» ports many curious incidents that seem to be the general rule following a tornado. Mr • Reilly was happier 'than usual to return to Algona later in the week where he found only damp conditions, not tornadoes, prevailing. LuVerne Teacher To Become Supt, LuVerne — William Littlejohn, business education teacher at Lu- Verne, has been elected to the position of superintendent of schools at Lovilia. Lovilia is a town of 850 population and has a high school enrollment of 115 students. Mr Littlejohn received his masters degree in 1955 from the University of Iowa. He has been teaching for the past three years at LuVerne. Mrs Littlejohn has also been teaching at LuVerne and recently resigned in order to teach vocal and instrumental music at Lovilia. Mr Littlejohn will leave some, time in July to take over his duties at Lovilia. Negotiations to bring a $500,000 industrial plant to Algona had all elements of secrecy shredded, Monday evening at th6 city hall at a meeting of the City Planning Commission at which members of the Algona School Board, city council, and officers of the Algona Industrial Deve 1 o p m e n t Corporation were invited to attend. Just what the industry is was not disclosed, but that its decision to locate in Algona was near was verified by representatives of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, who were.also present at the meeting. Industrial Development Corporation officers knew; of the possibility of a new industry locating in Algona Several weeks ago. A site along the C, & N;W. owned-property was tentatively agreed upon. The company indicated to the railroad that it liked the site, was definitely interested, and planned on taking soil tests this week or next, to determine that the ground would properly carry weight of the proposed construction. Then a few days ago the Algona school board formally requested by letter,that the City Planning Commission approve ai extension of Kennedy St. east from Phillips St., across the C. & N.W. tracks, to the site acquired for a proposed, new high school. This requested street would .cut right through • the property of the railroad under consideration for the industrial 1 plant. {The meeting ', Monday evening was called to discuss and solve the problem,, , - > Tklg.wj9s.dpnp«alter a two*hour „ session, when "this school board ' agreed that' if, -an, accfess -road was made available at approximately the south edge of the pre- * sent t Cook Scrap Iron &. Metal yard, the road would be satisfactory. This is south of the ; proi posed Kennedy St. extension, and would skirt the south edge of the proposed industrial location. Vernon C. Giegold, industrial development agent of the railroad from Chicago, and John Boyles of : Mason City, traveling agent, were present'at the meeting. • .'•.''. 'While details • of the proposed industry and what it might, do were not revealed, the railroad < officials said that the construction alone would probably runAat $500,000, plus machinery, The industry does most-of its transportation by rail, they said. A second industry is also possible, if the first one locates here, the two men said. At the time the matter original- y came before the Development Corporation, the question of extension of Kennedy-St, had not arisen. Everett Baldus, chairman of the Zoning Commission, ably " presided at the meeting, with hree school board members, all ity councilmen and the mayor, and 10 representatives of the ndustrial Corporation present, Other Zoning Commission members present, all of whom voted "aye" on a measure'pro- posed by Max Bartholomew hrough City Attorney Russell Juchanan; were George Sefrit, artholomew, Baldus, L". E. Win* Diamond Ring « Mrs Henry fer was lucky winner of a diamond. r|n*,in the aew Jewelry Store in Brnitte then- opening and Mrs Dick Burt. The approved resolution recommended that an access road to the new school ite be located at about the south edge of the present Cook Yard, School officials present said hat their plans for new high chool construction would prob* bly not materialize before I960 r *u a . rt j - The school fite was uthonzed in a recently>approy ed bond, issue, but new school construction there 'would call for another bond issue, Joe Bradley, one of tfcf spokesman for the Development Cor» poration, pointed out that any* thing done to encourage industry to locate here would Be an asset in not only an employment sense, but also would elffwd a much-needed tax assist 'in the years to come, and he do it this was a time to hassle. streets, Harry O.r&e»htrg ww , spoke on behalf of the Development Corporjplon, JJ. H. Hu> chins, Perry Collins and Sunk Q. B. Lain* SuW SgS» ^ future school plaas, " ' men V w? Parsons, *

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