The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on January 10, 1959 · Page 7
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The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 7

Austin, Minnesota
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Saturday, January 10, 1959
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LAGOON SKATERS — It was Saturday again today after a week of post-holi- Fires Takes 2 Lives in 1958; $152,036 Loss Fire look two lives, razed a business, gutted a home, raced through a hotel — in short it played a per- ennlal destructive role in Austin during 1958. And it cost $152,036. An indication of things to come was a fire on the first day of last year at the Austin Grain elevator, 309 E. Allegheney. There were 204 calls to follow in the next 364 days. There were five major fires, a drowning, 10 rescue and first aid calls and the always exasper ating false alarms, six of them. Tragedy March 2 Firemen remember March 2 at the home of Sam Hoag. 512 Peck, as the most heartbreaking. Two of the Hoag children suffocated. Next fatal memory was Aug. 16, when firemen pulled the body of a St. Paul youth, George McGraw, from the Cedar River at Ramsey. He was visiting in Austin and had gone with a brother and friends for a swim. The total loss includes $82,365.00 to buildings and $69,671.00 to contents, The $152,036 total is almost tri"pie the $53,682.50 for 1957. The 205 calls in 1958 are just' three more than the 202 in 1957. There were 243 in 1956, 229 in 1955 and 226 in 1954. Last year's two deaths were the first fire fatalities since 1956, when fire took the life of 3-year- olri Steven Erickson, 1006 North. The major fires in 1958 according to records maintained by Fire . -Capt. Joe Pacholl were the Eagles Club Rooms, May 1; MacLaren's Laundry, 12 days' later and the Grand Hotel fire just two days before Christmas. Worst fire in terms of property loss was the Grand Hotel with an estimated $70,000 loss in a six- hour blaze. Each year, Fire Chief John Tobar emphasizes that most of the fires could have been avoided with a little caution and common sense. SERVICEMEN Pvt. William McRoberts has returned to Fort Hood after spend- \ c£ a r^~aker" wiU be"M~"Wayne day school and skaters flocked to the Lagoon at Community Park. Jaycee Nominations Deadline Thursday Nominations for the Distinguished Service Award to a young man between the ages of 21 and 35, and an employer, who is probably over 35, must be made by Thursday. The awards will be presented to the Young Alan of the Year and the Boss of the Year by the Austin Jaycees at their annual Bosses Night program Jan. 19. Nomination blanks are available at the county auditor's office and should be mailed to Don LaValley Box 100, Austin. "This year we will be honoring the outstanding boss in recognition of the community service rendered by many of the business people and young men in Austin," John Flamo, DAS award program chairman said. "We hope everyone who has a nominee in mind j will make his nomination in the next few days." The nominees will be guests ot the Jaycees at the banquet. Prin- been honored as one of Minnesota's New Physical Standards at AF Academy outstanding young men Master of j New h lcal standards at the ceremonies will be Robert Leighton. The Outstanding Young Farmer award will be presented at the same time, with the area's topi to^'A^tin'Recruit S^ Wen- U. S. Air Force Academy, Den ver, will permit entrance of candi dates with high academic qualifi- de- young farmers as guests at the dinner. Nominations for this award should be made with Harry Osborne, Northwestern Bell Tele phone Co. or County Agent Don Hasbargen. School Menus ROSE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL MONDAY — Chili and crackers, cabbage, carrot, jello salad,' De P th perception and accommc- neanut butter sandwiches, peach daUon^wiU no longer be dlsquali upside down cake, milk. TUESDAY — Mashed potatoes, sauerkraut and wieners, celery ... .... .. „ L . . and carrot slicks, pickles, brsad WI .'J, "° " ll ! ns ""»""«»>. ">* Unpaid Taxes in County Add to $48,020.17 Delinquent property taxes amounting to $48,020.17 as of Jan. were reported, by County Treasurer Richard Peterson this morn ng. They involve 295 parcels for n total of $45,328.50 in real estate taxes imd 54 persons for ft total of $2,691,67 in personal property axes. The City of Austin headed .the delinquent list with 118 parcels of real estate totaling $28,922,47 32 persons totaling $1,765.12 in personal property. There were no tax delinquencies in Adams, Clayton, Grand Meadow, and Lyle townships and Adams and Ta'opi villages. Township personal property delinquencies: Austin, $2,562; Bennington, $164; Dexter, $1,059; Frankford, $2,030; Lansing, $1,214; LeRoy, $499; Lodi, $464; Marshall, $766; Nevada, $491; Pleasant Valley, $700; Racine, $465; Red Rock, $397; Sergeant, $1,099; Udolpho, $12; Waltha'm, $72; nnd Windom, $239. Village personal property delinquencies: Brownsdale, $1,176; Drx- ter, $83; Grand Meadow, $137; LeRoy, $826; Lyle, $162: Rose Crt>ek, $3; Sargeant, $35; Waltham, $307, and Mapleview, $1,433. Ramsey Club Plans Clothing Project Plans for a clothing ; . project meeting, Jan. 17. were made by| tn€ cnr was the Ramsey 4-H Club Thursday at around the pole. dell Kizer said today. Significant changes in this respect are: Both distant and near vision in both eyes cannot be less than 20-50 correctable or 20-20 with moderate refractive limitation. Minor defects of color vision are acceptable, but applicant must be able to recognize distant red and;and an award was made Gerald PLYING FARMERS HERE MONDAY Upwards of 100 flying Formers me expected to visit Austin Monday. The tour, under direction of Eel Mundt, LHchfield, .president of the state organization, will Include an 11:30 luncheon at King's Wood and n trip through Qeo. A. Hormel & Co. at 1:30. Members of the Austin Pilots Club will assist In parking the planes at the airport, and along with the Chamber of Commerce, will provide transpor tnlion in the city. There is no local Flying Farmers organization, but several area pilots arc members of other (mils. Advance notices of the flight state that it will be postponed If the weather is vmfavorable Car Hits Pole: Driver Taken to Hospital GRAND MEADOW, Minn. — Kenneth Schwartz, is in St, Marys Hospital, Rochester, with injuries suffered in a one-car accident Friday night. Highway p a t r ol m c n said Schwartz was westbound on Highway 16, about two miles east of Grand Meadow, when the car went out of control and hit a telephone pole. A semi-truck pulled the car away BUSY HOURS — The deputy motor ve- tabs without a penalty. Tabs must be on hide registrar's office, 5071/2 E. Oak- by March 2 although drivers who haven't land, has been a busy place with today purchased their tabs by today are ac- the last chance to purchase 1959 license tually in violation of the law. pole. One observer said wrapped the Donald Bell home. The project meeting will be held at the Ed Ackerrnan home. In other business, first year pins, junior leadership certificates and adult leader seals were awarded Crash! Driver Gets 3 Tickets One driver was issued three tickets in o collision at 11:05 p.m. Friday at Main and Maple. Wesley Huffman, 22, 1110 Elmer, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, careless driving and driving after revocation of license. His car collided with the i959 PAGE 7 6 Cedar Valley Scout Units Get Covered Wagon Awards Rt. I. In Municipal Court today Huffman pleaded innocent to nil three counts and trial was set for 3 p.m. Tuesday. Damage of $75 was done to the Hull car and $30 j to Huffman's. ! ing Christmas with his family. McRoberts home-town is LeRov. | Field, past president Minnesota Junior Chamber of Commerce and and his parents live at Chester. His once mentioned as a GOP guberna . address: RA17536741 Co. C 1st ARB 41st Inf., 2nd Armed Div., torial candidate. Field is president of Hope Chest, Inc., and has 3rd Platoon, Fort Hood, Tex. I Pvt. Kenneth Duncomb, son of PleOSOnt View Club {Discusses Contests The radio speaking and talent contests were discussed by the 1 45-day furlough at home after 19 months' service with the Army green. fying for entrance. Height limitations have been ras from « feet ' ** 6 feet ' and butter, cookies, milk. (weight limits have been increased WEDNESDAY -'Baked beans, ' from J 2G to 239 pounds provided potato chips, cottage cheese, pickles, bread, butter and jelly, ginger bread, milk. weight is proportionate to height. A history of minor allergies or. >i< • . - ,,, . irvticntitm-viuj v^vu w* v» VIIMIIKI. mid seasonal hay ever will not iWednesd gt ^ AMn wi , niirArnarmallv riicnnalifu annln-<a«te : • , . ,,v. u ,,> THURSDAY - Mashed potato- automatically disqualify applicants home> es, creamed turkey, lettuce sal- as m lhe past " in France. A veteran of three years ] Pleasant View 4-H Club Tuesday service, he re-enlisted and will re-: at Liebenstein 4-H Hall. turn to his station in France. Pvt. Douglas C. Burton, 18, son Mrs. Maurice Eblen reported on the contests. The club accepted the ad, bread and butter, chocolate pudding, milk. FRIDAY — Macaroni and cheese, buttered carrots, pickles, egg salad sandwiches, chocolate cake, milk. Curly-Haired Doll Stolen From Car Stolen: One brown curly-haired invitation of the Taopi club to a doll from the car of Mr. and Mrs. of Mrs. Sarah E. Bunton, 608 Bau-' skating party at Brownsdale and I Robert Baier, 303 Lyman Lane. man, is scheduled to depart from Fort Riley, Kan., for Germany in mid-January with the 1st Division's 2d Infantry. The 2d is being reassigned to the 24th Infantry Division and will be located at Augsburg. A gunner in Co. B, Burton entered the Army last June. He com- pleted basic combat training at the fort. He attended Austin High School. Shrine Club Plans to Install Officers Moving pictures of an African safari will be shown at the Austin Shrine Club dinner meeting Tuesday at the Hospitality Room. New officers will be installed, and plans for 1959 will be presented. Club officers and Oriental Band leaders are attending a special session in St. Paul today at Osman Temple headquarters. demonstrations were given by Fay Schmidt and Pamela Milbrath. Mrs. Albert Hanson and Mrs. Even Neve served lunch. The club will meet again Feb. 3 in Liebenstein Hall. The doll is 16 inches tall, she can cry and was just one year old Christmas day. Estimated loss: about $18. Loss to 7-year-old Barbara Baier: immeasurable. Mille Lacs Sports Fish House Village BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Lake Mille Lacs is sporting a pretty fair-sized village these days in the form of 3,760 fish houses, some 400 more than dotted its surface a year ago. that his injuries were negligible. Aliens Slow in Registering at PO Only 32 of an estimated 200 aliens residing in Mower County have turned in the required address report cards to the Austin Post Office, Postmaster Elmer Requa said today. Requn reminded all aliens that they have to fill out and turn in Delegates to the grange youth an address re P 01 ' 1 card before the end of this month. Cards may be obtained and be turnpd in at the Austin Post Office or any post office in the U. S. TEMPERATURES A hit - run driver caused $100 The hospital reported this noon damage to the car of Richard Watkins for gardening. County Agent Don Hasbargen spoke on records. Mrs. 'Bell and Mrs. Dorothy Sheedy served lunch. Concord Grange Names Delegates conference Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 ! were named by Concord Grange They are Danny and Doris Smith and Diane Baum. Mrs Roy Smith reported on the officers' conference and plans for a cord parly tonight were completed. An officers meeting will be Jan. Covered Wagon awards for outstanding achievement in the 1958 Cedar Valley Scout Council were awarded to six scouting units of Ages 6 to 12 Are the Time for Learning Mary, 8, has a secret gang. Carl, 10, is learning to play the clari- 8:40 p.m. Friday, Lansing and net. Judy, 9, Is beginning to weave. E. Macal, Austin Rt. 5, about 8:50 p.m. Friday at Oak near Hope. The hit-run car turned a comer and swerved onto the wrong side of the road after the impact. Other collisions: Vine, Harold R. Underwood, 1305 j N. Kenwood, $10 to his truck; Aaron Sherman, 900 S. Kenwood, $50. Alexandria Bemidji 21 at the Thomas Jensen home Intl Falls CONTEST ANNOUNCED The radio speaking contest was announced at the Windom 4-HJS. River, is under police investi with a pot luck supper. Attempted Break-in at Store Probed An attempted break-in during the night at Peck's Grocery, 100 Club meeting Thursday at Liebenstein 4-H Hall. Georgia Hatten, vice president, presided. The Harold Rockers and Robert Draper families served lunch. gation. The rear south door, window was broken but the Would-be thieves were unable to gain entrance. A 3%-foot board was apparently used to break the glass. Hi Lo Pep 22 10 15 10 -4 11 0 6 -2 9 22 25 22 21 CASES UNDER $100 Conciliation Court Is Quick and Inexpensive By DICK JOYCE It's surprising the variety of debts Austinites are lax in paying. They range from a bar bill to one for tennis shoes! And those customers who are consistently a bad risk will sooner or later land in Conciliation Court with an irate plantiff demanding justice for any bill up to and including $100. Conciliation Court was established by the Legislature in 1922 as a means of collecting a bill H&S Carburetor & Electric Service Mclvin "Mel" Holdenon _ Richard "Dick" Spinier 211 East Maple St. • Austin, Minn. Formerly Austin Carburetor fir Electric Service Dept. We specialist in: • Motor Tune-up • Carburetor Service; Ignition Service • Generator Repair • Starter Repair • Speedometer Repair • Small Engine Repair • Magneto Repair • Outboard Motor Repair • Headlamp Adjustment • Lawn Mower Sharpening GET YOUR TUNE UP NOW! Call HE 3-7892 far Appointments — Ask for Jack Stt Our Ignition Analyser in Action Just Like TV Screen "THE NIAGARA" Combination Aluminum Doors Austin's Finest MADE IN AUSTIN . n ._ £ ju r _ T GUARANTEED by Good Housekeeping Ullj-j A V.W.W BUY NOW - FHA Approved A —•—— • Durable • Made to Measure • Rust Proof • Self Storing - -' - ~ W —- — Zephyr Awning* ' w See "The Niagara" Combination Aluminum Window at The Glass Shop. Everything In Glass at ... THE GLASS SHOP 225 E. MILL HE 3-3897 with a minimum of fuss. Only a $1 court fee is required and no lawyers are needed. First requisite is to show up for a proceeding. Take an example: your next door neighbor files a claim charging you owe him $20 for damage your kids did to his shrubbery. Preposterous, you don't have any kids and your neighbor's shrubbery has always been sad and a little frazzled, beyond further damage. The claim is ridiculous and i you don't show up in Conciliation Court. .You forfeit. Of course you have 10 days for an appeal — but right away you're getting into litigation requiring lawyer's fees and time- consuming court sessions. You'll probably decide further proceedings would be too costly and reluctantly pay the $20. Many of the conciliation cases result from ligitimate differences of opinion. An example: You get your house painted and the job is quite exceptional — really very reasonable too. But alas! the painter gives you the bill and you find he's charg in conciliation sessions, tries to get both of you to work out some arrangement. If he can't, he'll make a decision. Many cases are the result of customers trying to dodge a bill —deadbeats. Others are the reed you for the paint - it was | su i ts of traffic accidents, where your understanding that he was j a driver tr j e3 to col j ect for dam . to furnish the paint. j a g es He takes his case to Concilia- Collection agencies make large tion Court. Municipal Judge Ken- use of the Conciliation Court neth K. McMillan, who presides i setup. From just one person as an example collections were made for bills owed for TV repair, clothing, gas, etc. And it pays to pay. If you don't, the plaintiff can get out an order of execution and you'll shortly be visited by the sheriff. Any bill more than six years old is out of luck. Under the Conciliation Court rules you've got to enter your statement of claim within six years after the debt is incurred. Redwood Falls Rochester St. Cloud Dulutli La Crosse 23 2 Madison 23 -1 Mason City 27 6 Minot 22 ] 1 Fargo 21 12 Rapid City 49 27 Calgary 49 27 Edmonton 5 3 Regina 17 12 Winnipeg M 11 Albany, cloudy 18 9 Albuquerque, clear 40 22 Anchorage, clear to -6 Atlanta, clear 40 21 Bismarck, cloudy 25 10 Boston, cloudy 25 12 Buffalo, snow 21 12 Chicago, clear 23 15 Cleveland, snow 20 10 Denver, clear 54 31 Des Moines, clear 2(i 12 Detroit, cloudy 21 15 Fort Worth, clear 38 19 [Helena, cloudy 37 28 . Indianapolis, clear 27 8 j Kansas City, clear 33 23 j Los Angeles, cloudy 71 58 | Louisville, clear 31 13 (Memphis, clear 36 18 Miami, cloudy 72 48 Milwaukee, clear 20 4 Mpls.-St. Paul, clear 27 10 JNew Orleans, clear 51 31 JNew York, clear 31 20 ; Oklahoma City, clear 32 23 i Omaha, clear 30 14 '.Philadelphia, c.lear 33 21 j Phoenix, clear 72 4ti i Pittsburgh, snow 20 14 Port.and, Me., clear 20 9 i Portland, Ore., rain 53 44 •Rapid City, cloudy 49 27 : Richmond, clear 36 M St. Louis, clear 27 15 ; Salt Lake City, clear 45 25 ' San Diego, clear 69 54 San Francisco, cloudy 61 58 Seattle, cloudy 50 45 Tampa, clear 68 38 Washington, 32 22 (M — Missing) .11 .01 11:40 a.m. Friday, St. Olaf Hospital driveway, Donald J. LaCour- siere, 611 Lyndale, $100 to his truck; Betty J. Winslow Jorgenson, Austin Rt. 4, $150. Land O' Lakes Building Sold to Glass Shop The Glass Shop, 225 E. Mill, will move to new quarters in the Land O'Lakes Building, 313 E. Bridge, about April 1, Joseph Schmidt, proprietor, disclosed today. In another Austin real estate action, handled by Flannery Real Estate, Roger Svejkovsky of Roger's Jewelry, 125 N. Main, purchased the building occupied by Home Federal Savings & Loan Assn. at the corner of Maple and Main. The lease of Home Federal will expire in 1961, after which it will move to a building to be built Bill, 12, has begun making a collection of airplane models.. The ages from- 6 to 12 are the time for learning skills necessary for effective living. For example, two 12-year-old girls, Jeanne and Patsy, had a wonderful time last week playing paper dolls and planning a party with dates. It was make believe, ol course, but they were trying oul the skills they will soon need. Al most every week, children of this age hear about a new project or Spamland District at the January Squaretable for adult leaders. Units receiving the awards were Pack 11.0, First Methodist Church; ack 113, St. Augustine PTA; 'roop 104, Moose Lodge and Troop 05, Junior Chamber of Commerce, all ot Austin, and Pack 120, Lyle Lutheran Brotherhood and Troop 10, Grand Meadow American Le;ion. To earn the award a unit had to set a goal of new members and meet the goal, hold an induction ceremony for new boys and conduct a parents night program. The Cub leader session at the monthly adult scouters" meeting was conducted by Robert Anderson while the Boy Scout session was conducted by Warren MacLaren. Arnold Lang accepted the job as assistant district commissioner for Boy Scouting with the responsibility of conducting monthly leaders meetings. MacLaren will continue us advisor to boy scouting and take over planning for the new Explorer program and traih- at the southwest corner Paul and Oakland. of St. .02 .99 M New Books at City Library FICTION Chamberlain, Darkest Bough. Dempsey, All That Was Mortal. Frankau, Ask Me No More. Lederer, Ugly American. Procter, Three At An Angel. NON-FICTION Priest, Green Grows the Ivy. Turnbull, Out of My Heart. a new skill. In some homes, the number of projects started seems endless. A good many attics will relics of half-completed project testify to the variety of children's interests. The years 6 to 12 are the Urn el when hobbies and satisfying social relationships with boys and girls of the some age are very important. It is the time when children begin to learn the fundamentals of ironing, carpentry, cooking, and household repair, as well as the adult sports and hobbies so en-| joyable in later years. One psychologist suggests that parents "expose their children to every possible interest and skill," He explains that meaningful adult skills such as clubs, sports, handyman projects, and homemaking activities start at this time. Children don't have to learn to be experts but it is important that 1 they sample many activities and' develop sufficient skill in enough of them to get the self-confidence necessary for effective living with others. Feelings of inadequacy and inferiority rob so many young people and adults of so much in life which is genuinely satisfying. Parents can help them by remembering that the degree of skill that ing leaders for it. Hoehling, Last Train from Atlanta. Lavender, Land of Giants. Anthony, First Lady of the Revolution. Talks on Finances Resumed With Egypt CAIRO (AP) — Five British officials arrived in Cairo by air today to resume financial talks with Egypt which may ultimately lead to a resumption of diplomatic relations. The talks on clearing up financial reprecussions of the 1956 Suez war had broken down earlier. anyone possesses in a given activity is largely responsible for the poise he demonstrates and the satisfaction he derives from participation. Institute of Child Welfare, University of Minnesota. IMPLEMENT DAY SET RICEV1LLE, Iowa - Carl Has- mussen, H & R Implement Co., announced plans for John Deere Day, Feb. 9, starting at 1:15 p. m. WISE SAVERS SAVE AT HOME FEDERAL Savings & Loan Assn. .17 RECOVERING FROM SURGERY .471 Mrs. Cleo Thompson, Adams, is recovering from major surgery in Methodist Hhospitals, Rochester. Her room number is 430. Shop & Save at ibe R. & E. FOOD MARKET NOW OPEN SUNDAY 9 A. M. till 9 P. M. QUALITY MEATS AND GROCERIES Corner of Railway & Garfield Street* • Lot$ of Free Parking Attention Mower County Residents The Red Cross, Sister Kenny ond Heoit Association arc participating in a combined tund drive through the Mower County Combined Rural Solicitations, Inc. To expedite the campaign and make it easier (or all, solicitors and contributors, each township has been set up into permanent neighborhood groups. Each member of each group will take their turn only when their turn comes up. While ell health agencies have been invited to participate, only the above named agencies elected to do so. This 3 in 1 Drive Will Be Conducted Between Jan. 12 and 17, 1959 PtEASE BE READY WITH YOUR CONTRIBUTION WHEN CONTACTED. Approximately 2500 contributor* in this tree will be solicited to raise the Accessory funds to make the following «gotas: HEART . . . $1,000 — 14%; AMERICAN RED CROSS . . . $3,650 — 52%: SISTER KENNY . . . $2,400 — 34%. Tetel $7,050. Your contribution must dtsigaote the amount for each vgcncy. Your cooperation will b« appreciated. Wm. B. Bartlett, Campaign Chairmen Mower County Combined Rural Solicitations, Inc. MONDAY THRU SATURDAY Men's Bavarians and Suburbans Reg. to $39.95 $24.95 MEN'S Loafer Jackets to $17.50 JAC SHIRTS Reg. to $14.95 $10.95 SKIRTS One Group - Small Sizes $5.00 On* Group <• All Sii«* $8.50 WOMEN'S CAR COATS Siie 12 Only $15.00 VAGABONDS One Group Reg. to $17.95 $995 iPVtWV PRICES REDUCED ON Women's Suits « Dresses * Jumpers * Coats THE WOOLEN SHOPPE 509 N. Main Fox Hotel Bldg. HE 7-1103 HOURS ~ 12 Noon 'till 5:30 p. m. Friday 'tilt 9 p. m.

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