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Sta** Hiatorioal 8ooie*r Iowa HUNTING FISHING by CLEM ERLANDER It appfearg thai 1 have to brina my "fishing stuff" up out of the .?n., " f the pa P cr this week to nil this space, because we have apparently run out of "guest columnists." After two such fine piecjes of writing as were prepared for Odds & Ends here the past J^" weeks, by Dick Palmer and T. H. Chrischilles, respectively, 1 hate to pull a bloomer while'Mr Waller ,is away, but nobod" checked in this week with a guest column", and darned if we can find any list of writers Russ tnay have left laying around. * * * So, if you aren't a fishln' fan, skip this. Only it seems almost every Tom, Dick and Harry in these parts likes fishin', leastways that's how it looks this year. * » * Well, Ihere'* tome mighty interesting fishing news to report this week, anyhow. Pictured below are two really fine piscatorial specimens takeri by a'coupje of local anglers in the past few- days, and it is my pleasure to deliver a "blow-by-blow" accouni on each of these fish. ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered 66 second class matter at the postofflce at Alfona, Iowa, Nov. I, 1933, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. AlGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1957 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 94 - NO. Seven St. Ann Nurses Aides Now Training Ed Wolf & 8 Lb. 9-Oz, Walleye Six of the seven nurses' aide students now taking a two-week. 70 hour course at St. Ann hospital are shown in the above photo. .» Left to right are Sandra Richman, Mary Jo Thilges, Sister Mary Marcelline, R.S.M., Judy Pickett; Mary Kay Knoll, Henrietta Cook, Jackie Cook and Sister Mary Eileen, R.S.M. Karen Hainzinger, Fenton, was not present. All the students with the exception of Mary Jo Thilges, West Bend, are from Algona. Sister Mary Marcelline is from St. Ann's staff, while Sister Mary Eileen is from Dubuque. (UDM Flashfoto-Engraving) Don Frideres & 19-Lb. Northern Ed Wolf hooked his prize walleye, one of the biggest so far reported in Minnesota, on a lake in country with which I am familiar — Clear Lake, about 40 miles north of Deer River, Minn. In fact, if Ed and his party, which included Johnny Hopkins, and Jess Dugan, who farms south of Lone Rock, had stopped at Deer River and visited with some of those lumberjacks, hard telling what they might have brought back. But getting back to Ed and his terrific walleye, which was greatly admired while on display in Larry's window, it appears from the affidavit Ed brought back that he hit this fish about 2:30 in the afternoon, which is good walleye fishing. Ed was using spinning tackle, a most exciting way to fish the big ones, but if it was me with an 8-lb. 9-oz. walleye, I think I'd forget to "play" him and go right down the line after him. This sort of reminds of the fellow I saw in an adjacent boat up on Lake-Of-The-Woods last summer. He was down to his last minnow. He hauled up a sort of hook-shaped -anchor, put the minnow on it, and as we watched cast the anchor' back in the waters and exclaimed: "It's all or nothing!" It appears, from wh*it was told me, that Ed handled this superb walleye very nicely. With tricky spinning tackle, he had the fish up where the glint of sunlight could bear on him, and then saw what he had. I guess Ed must have got determined then, for in obout a minute he had Mr Walleve boatside. and after a few drenching splashes, the crew netted the giant. The fish was officially weighed in at the general store in Max, Minn., a place of business I have visited. This store, as I recall, is absolutely out in the wilds, yet the proprietor is a fine and cultured gentleman. en P»g» 8 1957 Soil Bank Payments Soon Over 5,000 Acres Are Included For Kossuth The Kossuth county ASC office has announced it will start making 1957 soil bank acreage reserve payments in the very near future. Virgil L. Rohlf, manager of the county ASC, said that payments will be made by mail in the order in which compliance checking in the field and in the office is completed on individual agreements. This means that the first farms to receive payments will be those where corn was far enough -ad- -vanced to permit early checking, where no excess allotment crop acreage was found and where all requirements as to location, kind, amount and use of soil bank land had been fully met. The payment system assures participating farmers that each will receive his payment as quickly as possible after his compliance has been determined and should prevent many un-necessary inquiries as to when payments will be received. The 253 corn agreements signed by Kossuth county farmers for 1957 called for total possible acreage reserve payments of $236.487.05 on 5081.4 acres. However, the final totals of actual payments may be less than the sign-up maximums as a result of the inability or failure of 'some participants to comply fully with their agreements. No date has been set to start making annual payments on long-term conservation reserve contracts ip the soil bank program. However, good progress is being made in necessary field checking and the making of payments should get started within a reasonable time. Silo Collapses, Four Cylinder Farmers Barely Escape Death Four Cylinder men narrowly escaped injury or possible death Tuesday at 1:40 p.m. when a silo •on the Kenneth Dallam farm, six miles west of Fenton, collapsed and crushed several pieces of machinery standing nearby, -, Total damage was estimated at $6,000 by Mr Dallam, who was working with his tenant, Arnold Naig, and two other men, Richard Naig and Bennie Christianson, near the silo when it caved n. Motors Stilled According to Mr Dallam, the men had been filling the 22-year old, 44 foot silo, but stopped a few minutes earlier to repair a belt. Luckily, no machinery was running at the time, a fact that undoubtedly averted the tragedy. The men heard a steel band snap and saw the sides of the concrete structure bulge. Dallam yelled, "get out of here'*, and all four scrambled away as the building gave way. The silo was two-thirds full I of clover mixture at the time. Exact tonnage, is not known, but clover from 20 acres had been stored inside. Machinery Smashed Two tractors, a Minneapolis- Moline and a Farmall M, were demolished, in fact the latter machine was broken in two. Also crushed were a wagon and a silage blower. The renter, Arnold Naig, had been inside the structure a half- hour before it fell in, and was Public Hearing Is July 10, Sentral Area A public hearing and opening of bids will be held by the Sentral Community School District (Fenton, Lone Rock and Seneca) beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in the school gymnasium at Lone Rock. The hearing will be held first, followed by opening of bids on four sections of construction for a new high school for the district. Bids will be received for general construction: electrical installation; plumbing, heating, ventilation and sewage disposal: and well installation. Estimated cost for the construction has been set at $450,000. and a bond vote for that amount WPS passed recently bv the voters living in the area affected. A detailed explanation of the prchietect's drawings and specifications will be presented at the hearing ,at which time any person may appear and file objections to the prooosition with the board'of education. Architect on the proposed high schol building is Haarstick, Lund- sren and Associates of St. Paul. Minn. Full details on the hearing and receiving of bids wUl be found in a legal notice appearing in today's Upper Des Moines. R. I. Simpson Dies, Rites Friday At Burt Rossman I. Simpson, 66, of Burt, died suddenly Tuesday at 10 a.m. of a heart attack. Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Burt Methodist church and burial will be at Wesley Evergreen cemetery. Rev. F. G., Samek will officiate. He is survived by his wife, Elva, two sons and a daughter; Charles of Essex, Mont.. Dwight of Algona, and Mrs M. L. (Maxine)' Hotz of Fort Dodge; three grandsons and two granddaughters. A son, Chester, preceded him in death in 1937 at the age of 17. Rossman Simpson and Elva Liming were married Feb. 7, 1917, at Wesley and for the past 15 years have resided in the Burt area. He attended school in Pittsburg, Penn. and Fort Worth, Tex., haying served as rural mail carrier in Fort Worth for two years. He was a member of the Methodist church in Burt. Pallbearers will be Conrad Heerdt, Franz Teeter, Erwin Wetzel, Luther Miller, Wayne Drone, and Raymond Nelson. Garry Funeral Home of Bancroft is in charge of arrangements. only ten feet away when the sides began to bulge outward. When asked what he planned to do about the mess, Mr Dallam stated, "We'll clean up first. I know I won't build another upright silo, so may use trench silos." Another threat to outbuildings on the farm remained Wednesday afternoon — that of spontaneous combustion. The clover mixture is now soaking up plenty of heat from the sun and possibility of an explosion remains. Truckers Pay Overload Fines ft J; P. Court Four persons paid fines for traffic violations in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court this week. Gerald Ramus, LuVerne, paid $9 and costs on an overloaded truck charge and $10 and costs for dumping a load in an unauthorized place to avoid weighing; J. A. Ramus, LuVerne, paid $23 and costs for overloaded truck and $10 and costs for dumping load in an unauthorized place; Alfred B. Schenck, Algona, was fined $5 and costs for operating a motor vehicle on a restricted license; and Lora A. Pijahn, Lone Rock, paid $10 and costs for failing to yield one-half the right-of-way to oncoming traffic. LuVerne Man Is Charged With Rape James R. Graham, 26, reportedly from the LuVerne area, was bound over to the September term of district court following preliminary hearing in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court Tuesday morning. Bond was set at $5,000 and he was lodged in the county jail in lieu of bail. A complaint was filed by a 16- year old girl for ^he act, which was allegedly committed June 17 City Attitude Foremost, Says Guest Speaker fn a talk given before the Algona Rotary club Monday noon, L. H. Fowler, Mankato, Minn., outlined numerous "ways and means" by which a smaller city may interest outside industry iii locating within its area. Mr Fowler, a brother of C. V. Fowler, of Algona, is treasurer and sales director for Brett's de- oarment store in Mankato, and has taken an extremely active part in that, city's industrial development program. Stressed by Fowler, in his talk, was the importance o f "community attitude" towards industry, and the fact that, without knowing it, a city may be undergoing a "check" by industry representatives. Following his talk, Mr Fowler met informally with representatives of Algona's Industrial Development Commission, in a question-and-answer period. As a member of the Mankato industrial committee, he has been instrumental in seeing that city acquire an 8.000 square foot General Electric distribution plant which started operation there April 1, According to. Fowler. there are a number of industrial projects "in the mill" for Mankato, including a meat products company from Iowa, a Wisconsin drug distribution firm, a candy manufacturer and a candy wholesale firm. The names of the firms, of course, were not revealed. A smaller city desirous of industry, according to the speaker, must "sell itself" twelve months out of the year, and must have *t all times an "inventory" of the assets it can offer an industry. Beans Damaged Bancroft .**. Rain, wind and hail hit in and around here Sunday morning doing a great deal of damage Ex-Principal J. G. McDowell Dies Suddenly Word was received in Algona Wednesday of the death of a former well-known high school principal, John G. McDowell, at Madison, Wise., where he and his family have lived since 1943. Mr McDowell was principal here for several years until 1943. His death was sudden and due to a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been in good health. Funeral services will be held in Westminister Presbyterian church at Madison at 9:30 a.m. Friday, with burial following at 2 p.m. in Elmwood cemetery at Waterloo. He is survived by his wife, a son and daughter. Bancroft Votes No On Natural Gas Franchise A vote of 129 for and 274 against was r6gistered in the Tuesday election, at which residents of Bancroft voted on the matter of granting a franchise to North Central Public Service Co. for distribution of natural gas in that city. The last vote of similar size in Bancroft was when citizens of that city voted for a municipal power plant in 1939. The Tuesday election was followed by a Bancroft city council decision to make an attempt to secure natural gas for the city on a municipally-owned basis. A Sanborn attorney Hubert Schultz, was engaged to present the town's formal application for gas to the Federal Power Commission in Washington, D. C. The election was termed "hot" by observers, with the question of municipal operation of natural gas distribution looming large. Main reason for the large "nD"- vote is laid to the fact that it was felt an attempt to secure natural gas under municipal ownership was in order. Meanwhile, North Central Public Service Co. is forwarding its plans for approval for natural gas distribution in Burt whose citizens voted favorably on the matter June 10. The application is being placed before the Federal Power Commission in Washington. As a result of the election, steps to withdraw the North Central application for gas for Bancroft were initiated by company representatives in Washington, D. C. ( Wednesday. Services For Mary Harsch, 87 Here Monday Last rites for one of Algona's oldest citizens, r Mrs Mary M. Harsch, 87, were held Monday afternoon at McCullough's Funeral Chapel. Rev. Arthur Hauge, Estherville, officiated, and burial followed at Bancroft. Pallbearers at the funeral were Cecil, Donald, Darrel and Alvin Bunkofske, Donald Berhow and Donald Gouge. Mrs Harsch succumbed to a lingering illness Saturday morning at St. Ann hospital. She had been ill for the past 11 months and had been in and out of the hospital several times. Mary M. Light, daughter of Mr and Mrs Jacob Light, was born at Elgin April 14, 1870, and moved with the family to Fenton five years later. She was married in 1886 to William Harsch, who preceded her in death. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs Myrtle Bunkofske, Swea City; four sons, Elmer, Ravenna, Ohio; George, Pasadena, Cal.; Edward, Huntington Park, Cal.; and Cecil, Sacramento, Cal.; a brother, John Light, Fenton; and a sister, Mrs Emma Lohse, Fairmont, Minn. Algonan Is Critical After Suicide Fails City Electric Project Okay; Bid Is Let Storm Lake Firm To Begin Work Soon The way was cleared Monday evening for a major municipal electric light and power project here when a bid for approximately seven miles of line and other reconstruction work was accept- pd from the North Central Tree Service of Storm Lake by the board of trustees of Algona Municipal Utilities. The successful bid was $119,844.75. The work will begin 14 days after the contract is approved, within a couple of weeks. Several months will be required to complete the job, which is another step in the modernization of Algona's electric light and power steup. Other bidders and their bids were: E. A. Pedersen Co., . Omaha ' $134,400.00 S & S Const. Co., Olathe, Kansas 139,939.67 Hoak Const. Co., West Des Moines 146,129,40 Jayhawk Elect. Const. Co., Topeka, Kansas 146,300.00 The Storm Lake firm was the successful bidder on the high voltage distribution work done here last fall, which was the first portion of the proposed improvement project. The new job will consist oi construction of sections of new distribution line and partial reconstruction of existing lines. It will also include removal of small portions and other minor modifications of the existing lines and will affect all areas of the city. A public hearing was held prior to the letting of the bid Monday, and there were no objections filed against the project. Three of the bidding firms were represented as well as several supply companies. Exact starting and finishing dates for this portion of the work are not known. Algonan Sent To Anamosa After Break-In Eldon Manser, 19, of Algona, formerly of Livermore, and Merrill Miller, 20, of Livermore, were sentenced to terms not to exceed 10 years at the state reformatory at Anamosa by Judge G. W. Stillman of Algona in court at Humboldt Thursday. The men pleaded guilty to charges of breaking and entering the Livermore school April 22 and taking several band instruments, tools and other articles. They stated they discarded the instruments in a grove near St. Joe. The instruments were recovered but were weatherbeaten. Damage was placed at more than $300. The men had planned to take the articles to'Minnesota and sell them. Sheriff E. H. Bradley of Humboldt took the boys to Anamosa Saturday. Into Everyone's Life Some Rain Must Fall . . Last Monday morning it "fell" into ours at the UDM, when the heating element on an electric type casting machine in our shop failed . . . and this just after we had won a fine national award. We immediately phoned the factory in Chicago, and urgently asked that a new element be dispatched at once, and specified that it be put aboard that evening's 7 'Milwaukee Sioux", so we would have it Tuesday morning. The man on the Chicago end of the line said: "We get out about 1,500 packages a day here, and we just never can tell what trajn they're going on!" We haven't received that much-needed heating element yet • • • but, funny thing, we got the bill for it promptly Tuesday morning. So, if you happen to notice that some of today's UDM headlines are set in an 'unusual style', it's not that we are changing anything . . . we just haven't got that heating element yet. Gets Photographer Job Gordon Ireland, son of Mr and Mrs Harry Ireland of Algona, has joined the staff of WCCO-TV in Minneapolis as news photographer. One of his most recent assignments was to cover a jet plane crash.in north Minneapolis. The station is a CBS affiliate. L. R. Steinman Dies, Funeral Is Friday Funeral services for Leslie R. Steinman, 59, well-known Algona" laborer, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the First Presbyterian church with Rev. M. H. Brower officiating. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. McCullough's -Funeral Chapel is in charge of'arrangements. : Mr Steinman died suddenly of a heart attack Tuesday afternoon at his home here. Leslie Roy Steinman, son .of Adam and Sarah Bowman Steinman, was born at Irvington June 20, 1897, and would have been 60 years old today, Thursday, June 20. He was a life-16ng resident of this area, living practically all Ms life in Algona. He was married to Matilda ronbach, who with three children and two grandchildren survives. Children include a son, William R., and daughter, Ruth, at home, and another daughter, Eleanor (Mrs Don Hungate), Lu- Verne. Other survivors include two brother's, Ralph and Lloyd Steinman, Algona; and two sis» ters, Mrs Paul James, Algona; and Mrs Kermit Burtis, Waterloo. Pallbearers at the funeral will be C. E. Zaugg, Lawrence Gillespie, Ferman Heinen, John Gisch, Henry Zwiefel and A. E. Briggs. Battles For Life At Mason City Hospital An Algona man, Albin Depue, 28. is in critical condition aftd fighting for his life at Park hospital, Mason City, where ^ie 'was rushed late Tuesday afternoon after he attempted to- take his own life with a 12 gauge shotgun. _^ The charge from \ the shot-*" gun shattered the underside of the man's upper left arm. It ripped his shirt sleeve to shreds and he lost a lot of blood. A metal plate, which had been placed in his arm following a previous injury, , protruded through the bloody wound. Authorities, including Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, Police Chief Al Boekelman, policeman EJ r n i e Hutchison and game warden Frank Tellier, and Dr. Joseph Rooney, answered a neighbor's call to the Depue home at 1115 East North street about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday. , Depue was found lying on the front lawn, although the shooting occurred in the house, face down in a semi-conscious condition. A .tourniquet was immediately applied and held in placa by Hutchison during a hurried ambulance trip to St; Ann hospital. Following .prelimin a ry medical treatment, Depue was then rushed to the Mason City hospital. Officers were unable to quejfc- tion the man about reasons for his act, but it was assumed despondency over his recent divorce could be blamed. According Vi to reports, he purchased, the shotgun earlier in? the -day hiere, ipessilfist in contemplation of the attempt to take his own life. ." v Hospital personnel at Mason • City are trying desperately to. save Depue's shattered arm. and keep him alive. It is not known at present if amputation of the mangled arm will be necessary or not. , Fishing And Hunting Will Go Up July 4 Winner of 22 State and. National Awards 1850 - mi HATUMUI, AWAW WINNER- 19 c^fe> 57 Winner of Second Place "General Nati Editor Assn., 1857 Mrs Plaisier, Tifonka, Dies, Rites Today Titonka — A well-known Ti- toijka woman, MrS'Anna Plaisier, 84, died at Hancock County hospital at Britt Tuesday. Funeral services for Mrs Plai- sier will be held at 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Immanuel Lutheran church east of Titonka. Rev. Diers, will officiate and burial .will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers at the funeral will be six grandsons, Walter, Alfred and Raymond Baade, Ray Krominga, Max Bierstedt and Glenn Miller. Anna Schmidt, daughter of Johann and Helen Schmidt, was born Dec. 23, 1872, at Oldenberg, Germany. She came »to the United States with her parents in 1892 and settled at Wellsburg, la, She lived there for 16 years and married John Plaisier there March 24, 1898. The Plaisiers later moved to the Woden area and in 1918 to the present farm home northeast of Titonka. Mrs Plaisier has lived with a son and daughter-in-law, Mr and Mrs John Plaisier, since the death of her husband. A daughter, Martha, who died in infancy, also preceded her in death. Besides the son, John, she is survived by another son, Hank; three daughters, Marie (Mr? Pick Baade), Helen (Mrs Reinder Krominga), and Louise, all of Titonka, and another daughter, Alma (Mrs geyer Peankuk), Omaha; 1? grandchildren an4 j& great-grandchildren. , Sportsmen who want to fish and hunt in Iowa will pay more for the privilege after July 3; due to an increase in the cost of fishing and hunting licenses. And, for the first time, all women over 16 will be. required to carry a license no matter where they fish in the state. ' Here is a schedule of license cost which will go into effect in. two weeks: Fishing license $2. Hunting license $2 Combination license $3.50 Non-resident fishing (6 days) $3 The non-resident fishing license takes the biggest hike, The jump to $3 is from $1,50 for the 6-day permit, The individual hunting or fishing license went up 50 cents,' while the combination was increased from $2.50 to $3.50. According to County Recorder Clara Walker, ordinarily $15,000 worth of hunting and fishing licenses are sold yearly in KQ§» suth county alone. There is no way of knowing what effect the increase will have on the total during the next couple of years.' It is doubtful if many sportsmen will quit hunting or fishing, so the increase in prices should bring in an additional $5,000 at least, Mrs Walker made }t clear that present license rates will apnly until the July 3 deadline. Rev. Andrews Resigns From First Baptist Another A)gona pastor, Rey, Roland Andrews, of the First Baptist church, has resigned. "~ is the fourth to resign I since the first of the year. Rev. Andrews' resignation urttl be effective Sept. 6, and, although his exact plans have mi bean announced, he will — •-" ' church work. Key. Al_ his family have lived & since he was narosd n, the church in November, HIS resignation was o&j to the congregation two ago. NQ new awte* * contacted tp lyf E#v. vacaaey.

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