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of History tad Des Koines 19, Iowa By Huss Waller * * * There seems lo be no monopoly by the men of interest in aihletics in this area. Those local gals who attended the state women's bowling tournament,(and won a few prizes, too) had an interesting three days at Burlington, in- Eluding a tulip and bologna stop at Pella, and an encounter with a flash flood which temporarily stalled their bus... they had a little unexpected exercise when ..they had to lug their bowling • ballfe five blocks from where their bus stopped to the hotel in which they stayed... the girls report that Ray is a wonderful bus) driver, and that Esther Mdgler by the end'of the trip had learned how to open the door, blow the horn and turn on the lights, and everybody learned what it is like to play cards on top of a suitcase in a moving bus. i • « « * And there were a few sore backs and arms as the result of a basketball game which a few other young ladies worked up and played-recently in the Academy gym. In fact the two teams felt so good about their ability that they are considering challenging their husbands to a contest. ' ' . The teams were as follows: Marian LaBarre, captain, Carol Schilmoeller, Mary Lou Valentine, Helen Ferris, Tillie Ristau and Letha Meyers, .on one team; and Mary T. Bestenlehner, cap- '"4ain, Irma Dee Cook, Letha Van Allen, Ruth Sigsbee, Katherine Johnson, June Winkel and Esther Larson, on the other. * * » Apologies to Romell Road- inger, St. Cecelia's senior, for the fact that the name under her senior picture last week turned out to read "Russell Roadinger." She went through the rest of, last week being •tailed "Russell." "«/•'«' Our Storm Lake booster friend dropped in Saturday, - quieter than usual..', seems Storm Lake had nothing especially new to ; - Tbrag about, although their paper ; did;win the top sweeptstakes hon-: :<iS$pn .the Decent,;Iowa Press genera! excellence contest. * * * Usually the children get the best of everything, including the parents. * * * * : There ' were several sartorial changes noted last Thursday evening during the city council session ... Councilman Roy Hutzell showed up wearing a "Texas Tie", and Councilman Rex Taylor had on a neat white sport shirt with a red and blue stripe down each side of the zipper front ... At opposite ends of the table. Mayor Linda and City Attorney John Carroll, chose blue ensembles for the occasion, while Councilman Cook had on a sort of a tweed jacket with brown trimmings... For councilman Griffin, Parsons and Kinsey, the choice was a business suit, which must have proved rather warm until someone thought to open a window. One of these days the city may add a dozen or so chairs so everyone can find a place to sit during meetings^ if visitors' attendance maintains its present high level. A Louisiana Congressman remarks that "in a great many instances a security risk is a Democrat who holds a job that a Republican wants." " * *' After we had been buttonholed and "tagged" in last Saturday's hospital tag day here, we got to talking to one of the local members selling tags. She says she has decided that so far as tag days are concerned, people djyide themselves into five grdups, (1) those who just buy a tag, (2) those who seem to be looking across the street as they walk by, (3) those who suddenly remember something they forgot just as they get to the tag seller, turn and retrace their steps away from the point of danger, (4) those who seem extremely absent-minded as they pass the tags, and (5), those who just bought one but left it on their other coat. * * * The Kanawha Reporter remarks that many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl. » • » Today is the day that all bicycles are to get free Scotchlite by a committee from the local Legion post, headed by Pat Cullen ... for those bikes which did not happen to be at school today, the Scotchlite can be, obtained by contacting the committee, if they have any left. * » * Famous Last Line—In the basement we have a dead pigeon, and a live bullhead, in the garage we have a collection of angleworms, in one of my best vases we have a collection of bird feathery, and hanging on a nail we have a squirrel's tail, but i* anyone of you kidt brings home a SNAKE, I'm leaving I Canadian In Kansas For Lakota Bank Robbery Police in Wichita, Kansas, have arrested and are hbldlng a 21 year >old Canadian, charged with being One of two men Who held up and robbed the Lakoia branch of the Farmers Trust. & Saving* Bank of about $6,000 on April 26: • •• •. '•• •• , There are conflicting slot- ieis as id whether Of not Ter< ranee Parrel! 61 Dauphin, Manitoba, has confessed to the robbery. While Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst said this morning he is pretty tertain that the man held in Wichita is one of the robbers, Wichita police told him over the,phone that they had obtained no confession from the suspect as* of Monday, Associated press news stor- ies, however, said that Wleh' iia police had confirmed Far- rail's confession lo taking part in the holdup. , The F.B.I, has been looking for both Farrell, and a com- panlbn, Arland L. Gerberd* ingV 33, ever since they broke out of the Ramsey County jail at Sic Paul, Minn.,on March- 28. They were Immediately suspected of being the men who held up the Lakoia bank. The finger was put on Farrell in Wichita as a result Of a study of his past record. He had served in the army, and was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, near Wichita. By- keeping a check on his possible points of association in Wichita, the arrest was finally made, and within two blocks of the Wichita police station. Sheriff Lindhorst was of the , opinion that Farrell would be returned to St. Paul but he will be viewed in a lineup somewhere, either at Wichita or St. Paul, by C. C. Gernema, Lakoia bank manager, and Mrs May Jutting, bank bookkeeper, the only two persons in the bank at the time of the holdup, for purposes of identification. The sheriff said that it had been definitely ascertained from photographs that both Farrell and Gerberding had been in the Lakota area the Saturday night before the robbery and also the day of the robbe»y. The F.B.I, will have the first claim on the suspects, the sheriff said. Cerberding, the other suspect sought, already has four convictions and had just been convicted of a St, Paul bar holdup at the iime of his escape in St. Paul. Wichita police said thai when they apprehended Farrell, he was driving a car which they forced to a halt. He had a rifle and ammunition in the car and a pistol er ®e£ ESTABLISHED 1665 Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Algpna, ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 18, 1954 Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. , 3 SECTIONS-24 PAGES VOL. 89 - NO. 20 Centennial Theme For R. Y. P. Dance Rural young people organizations from four counties held a big Centennial party, banquet and dance, at the K. C. hall here May 11, and an Upper Des Moines photographer snapped these interesting shots during the coune of the evening. . The three girls, in their centennial bonnets, are left to right, Shirley Kuehnast of Humboldt county, Helen Elbert of Whittemore, and Ardeth Pueschel of Hancock county. In the other picture, taking part in a square dance in true pioneer fashion, are Stanley Sorensen, RYP president of county, Algona, Shirley Shipler of Burt, Mrs Lester Eden and Lester Eden of Titbnka, Dick Kuecker of Algona, who was also master of ceremonies, Ida Mae Hagen of Worth county, Bob Butler of Worth county and Helen Gade of Algona. Rural Youth members are seniors from high school and up in age. Harold Rinehardt of>Iowa State College was a guest speaker. There were about !)0 present. Shirley Metzger led group singing, and Marvin Hackbarlh called the circle and square dance numbers.—(Photos by Nels Isaacson of Brown's Studio), Banquet Will Honor Spanish War Veterans The eleven surviving veterans of the • Spanish-American war, who live in north central la., their wives, and the widows of deceased veterans of that war, will be special guests of honor Wednesday evening, at a dinner and program, at the V.F.W. ha.ll here. This annual event is sponsored by Post 2541, V.F.W., of Algona. The banquet will start at 6:30 p.m. The program follows, and will include a number of special treats. Past commanders of the local post will also be special guests of honor. Tickets are $1.50 j The committee in charge includes Curtis Muth, Wilbur Zeigler, Gene Fufst, George Balluff and Commander Chuck Devine. LuVerne Break-In Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was called to • LuVerne yesterday morning when a break-in was discovered at the Lee Studer Standard Service station. Only one tire appeared to, be missing. Entrance was gained by breaking a window into a restioom. Roy Davis Dies Early Tuesday \ ; Roy Davis, a lifelong resident of Kossuth county, died early Tuesday morning at St. Ann hospital, following a brief illness. He had been employed for 10 years here by the veterinary firm of Fox & Winkel, and for the past eight years had been employed as office man for Dr. J. B. Winkel. Funeral services are not complete, pending arrival of a sister, Mrs Glen Belson of Clinton. A brother also survives in California. His wife preceded Mr Davis in death four years ago. McCullough's are in charge of arrangements. Bancroft Asst. Pastor To Move Several changes in the Sioux City Diocese will be of interest to folks in this area. Father Gabriel. O'Rourke, who has been assistant pastor at St. John's Catholic church in Bancroft, has been appointed pastor of Sacred Heart parish in Alyord and Sacrament parish in Sioux City. Father Richard V. Sweeney, former ' assistant, pastor' in Algona, who has been pastor of St. Mary's parish, Humboldt, has been assigned to St Mary's church .at Danbury, To Elect New Algona School Board Friday Voters in the recently-voted Algona Community school district will go to the polls next Friday, May 21, to select five members of a new school board from a field of 10 candidates. Two will be elected for. a one year term, two for a two year term, and one for a three year term. Nominees are as follows: One year (two to 'be elected) — Robert Black, Irvington; Elfrieda Clark, Algona; Glen Gabrielson, Sexton; Veda Murtagh, Algona. Two years (two to be elected)— Paul Hum, Algona; Dean Jergeson, Algona; G. W. Stillman, Algona; John Wilson, Burt. Three years (one to be elected) —Perry Collins, Algona; Russ Waller, Algona. Treasurer — E. A. Schemel, Algona. Voting for the entire new district will be held .at one place only, in Algona high school. Polls open at 52, noon, and close at 7 p.m. next Friday. F. F. A. Projects Earn $15,723 For Students Practical Work Brings Average of $320 For Youths High school boys enrolled in the local F.F.'A. courses had a net labor income during the past schbol year of $15,723.55, or an average student labor income of $320.88 per pupil. These facts and figures were revealed by George Sefrit vocational agriculture instructor at Algona high school, Saturday. All students enrolled are required to develop a satisfactory individual farming program on their home farm. Class instruction includes subjects such as livestock,, crops, soils, farm §hop and farm management, and students study it as one of the four or more subjects -they carry during each of the four years in high school. Boys enrolled have three goals ahead of them at all times. They are: A-productive enterprise project,, improvement, projects and supplementary farm practices. The first consists of a business venture in a farm enterprise for profit and is usually owned, managed and operated by the student. The second has to do with the increase in the real estate value ,pf the farm, or an improvement in efficiency in its operation. The third deals with the ability to accomplish' certain'jobs to better the efficiency-in. /farming.; , v ,; ;•;'••• r'-'• -stieain" Bjj* Doing ,^te^,fe ^'•The'• idea behind : 'it : all ' has *Ttf do with giving the student farmer a chance to "learn by doing.' Records are kept by each student during the' project year, and al the end of this period, a profil or loss will be shown. This year the selected projects include: 30 purebred sows and litters, 38 market sows and litters, 14 baby beef, 17 ewes, 7 dairy heifers, 7 baby beef heifers, 54 acres of corn, 10 acres of popcorn, 4 acres of oats and 3 acres of soybeans. A total of 86 improvement projects and 408 supplementary farm practices were conducted by the classes. Tour Of Projects ' Last yeek two project tours were taken by all boys enrolled. They traveled by school bus to 27 home farms of the boys in the department. These visits were made to acquaint all students with the farm situation and opportunities of his fellow class members and also gave the boys a chance to offer constructive criticism to other students. Time did not permit a visit to every farm, and those selected were 'where livestock projects were advanced far enough to make the visit worth while. Last month three of the F.F.A. members from Algona were awarded the "Iowa Farmer" degree at the state convention at Davenport. Chuck Bjustrom, Wendell Christensen and Dick Kuecker received the awards that are presented for outstanding work in scholarship, leadership and supervised farming programs. Call New Exams For Swea P. 0. Swea City —Mrs Fern Dahl, acting post master here, announces a second examination for post master at Swea City will be open for receipt of applications until June 8, 1954. The salary will be $4,770 a year. The new requirements since last year, passed by the U.S. Civil Service Commission and the post office department, call for at least two years of experience, showing the applicant possesses the ability to conduct and manage the postal business efficiently and to supervise employees in a way that will satisfy customers with the service. A one year residence is also required, with no applicant under 25 or over 63. . Those who pass the written test will be given final ratings based on the pre- requists. The date of the examinations will be announced at a later date. Natural Gas Rates For Algona Offered Win Teen-Age Road-E-0 In the Teen-Age Road-e-o held here last Saturday afternoon, with 25 young drivers competing, first place went to David Rouze, 16. son of Mr and Mrs Lloyd Rouze of Algona. He was one of the entries from Algona high. Second place went to Jim Goeiz, 18, Ledyard, son.of Mr and Mrs Herman Goetx; third place winner was Craig Wiemer, 16, son of Mr and Mrs W. E. Wiemer of Ledyard! fourth place award went to Ronald Zielske, 17, son of Mrs, Hannah Zielske.*; v ..•'...-•• '.•... " '" /""' '• ,.. i , Hbb>rtSiephenson i«,instructor of4hs.Algona drivers hairdng cla^ Ledyard. The event was sponsored by the Algpna JayCees, and the contestants earned their way into the finals in written driver's examinations taken several weeks ago. David will be eligible to coiripeie in the state finals. The contest included all 'types of intricate handling of a motor car, driving both forward and backward.—(Algona Upper Des Moines polaroid foto). License To Wed One wedding license was issued during the past week by Alma Pearson, clerk of the district court. It went to Robert Shipman and Natalie Tindall, both of Cor with, May 12. Charge Father Of Four With Desertion The father of four children, Wm. H. King, Jr., was charged with desertion in Kossuth district court, Monday, and boun*over to the September term of the grand jury, after a preliminary hearing before Justice C. H, Ostwinkle. County Attorney L. W. Nitchals said that the wife and the children of King have been supported by Kossuth county since May of 1951. King left the county in April of 1951, and last July he was brought back from his whereabouts at that time, and after a court hearing agreed to make payments for his family's support. However, Nichals said, only $9 had been paid since that time through the court for his family. Bond was set at $1,000 which was not furnished, and King is now in the county jail. A previous parole was revoked by Judge G. W. Stillman in district court. In another case filed on the criminal docket in district court, Ju Dean Mortenson of Swea City was bound over to the next grand jury session on a charge of breaking and entering, after a preliminary hearing in the court of Justice N. J. Nemmers at Bancroft. Mortenson is accused of entering the Legion Ballroom at Bancroft after breaking a window in a rest room. He was released on bond. Benefit Auction Here Saturday An auction sale will be held next Saturday, May 22, to raise funds to finance Junior Legion Baseball here. Items to be auctioned are being donated by individuals and local business firms- and will include everything from household goods to pet supplies. Commander Don Hemmingsen said that the auction will start at noon, at the fairgrounds. Lunch will be served on the grounds by the Legion Auxiliary all afternoon. If weather is bad the auction will be held in the Armory. Several thousand dollars worth of merchandise will go to the highest bidders and the complete proceeds will go to the Junior Legion Baseball program. Hovey Implement Grand Opening Hovey Implement Co. will hold an afternoon and evening Grand Opening celebration in its new quarters just north of the Milwaukee depot next Saturday, May 22. The firm is now housed in a large all-steel structure, with large lots adjoining. Featuring Saturday's opening for the general public will be movies, free coffee and doughnuts, and a special group of free door prizes, Hovey Implement has also been appointed dealer for the Ford- Dearborn farm implement line, which is being announced at this time. Scout Honors To 4 Algona Men Sunday Scouting awards went to four mer) from Algona and one from West Bend at the annual recognition banquet of the Prairie Gold area at the Warden Hotel in Fort Dodge Sunday night. Wes Bartlett, Dick Strayer, Gene Hutchins and Glenn Graham, Algona, and Bob Jones, West Bend, were the men from this area honored at the dinner attended by 200 persons. Bartlett received the silver beaver, one of the highest awards it is possible to get. Forty-two men's names were submitted and three received the much sought honor. Strayer and Jones received the Scouters key, as did Cub Master Hutchins, and the Scouting award, given to those other than scout or Cub Masters went to Graham. Besides the winners and their wives, others who attended from Algona were Mr and Mrs Gene Cook and Dr and Mrs C. C. Shierk. Summer In Day, But Fall In Night Date Hi May 11 - 70 May 12 69 May 13 — 73 May 14 77 May 15 83 May 16 -—75 May 17 67 L 40 38 41 46 60 55 40 Council Favors Location Shift For City Dump Tentative rates for natural gas in Algona were fixed last Thursday evening at a meeting of the city council. First reading of an ordinance fixing 'the rates, and outlining other procedures required in connection 'with installation of natural gas took place. The council was unanimous in passing the ordinance oh the first reading. Two more readings will be necessary before -it becomes effective. On the basis of the ordinance passed last Thursday, the following prices were set: Amt. Gross Net 500 c.f $1.25 $1.25 Next' 1500 c.f. — 1.40 1,30 Next 3000 c.f. 1.20 1.10 Next 45,000 c.f. „ .85 .75 Next 50,000 c.f. — .80 ' .70 Over 100,000 .75 .65 The figures shown as net are applicable where customers take advantage of payment within' 10 days of date of billing, and refer to each thousand cubic feet used, after the original, 500 cubic foot b&se. Minimum''monthljrtenHaP' would be $1.25 per meter. Inquiry by Councilman Kinsey was made as to the cost for an average size home. Representative of the Perry Gas Co. replied that for an average size home, at a peak winter month, using gas for cooking, heating, and hot water heater, the cost would average about $25 a month. Some Comparative Figures At the peak winter heating season a homaof five rooms and bath would run about $21 for heating, and about $4.50 more if natural gas were used for cooking, clothes dryer and water heating, company representatives said. This rate is the same as that for Humboldt, Dakota City, Waterloo and Dubuque, and most new towns just obtaining the use of natural gas. The rate is based on an estimate of fair return for the company considering the investment, and before all potential usage is built up. The council intended to check other rates in other towns using gas. Action on parking meters was deferred to the next meeting of the city council, now set for Tuesday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m. 4 Points of Action In other action, the council: 1 — Approved opening of a platted alley between South Phillips and Harriet Streets. 2 — Gave tentative approval to a project for construction of a new Boy and Girl Scout building on city property, southeast of the swimming pool, which would require a long-term lease from the city. 3 — Approved hiring of a special engineer and helpers for work on the curb and gutter project, total cost of three men to be $57 a day. 4 — Put an OK on the idea of moving the city dump from its present location to another one west of Algona, where present stagnant, sludge backwater from the river might be used for a landfill. There were other minor items discussed, building permits were approved, and a change in the existing insurance for the city firemen was approved giving them greater potential benefits in case of accident. The second reading of the ordinance on the sewage treatment and sewage rental increase also took place, with unanimous approval. Mrs Foth New Auxiliary Head Mrs John Foth of Algona was elected president of the county American Legion Auxiliary at the annual election held at a meeting in Ledyard, last Tuesday afternoon. Mrs S. E. Straley of Fenton was named vice president, Mrs Rena Ukena of Algona, secretary, and Mrs Wallace Hawcott, Burt, treasurer. There were 56 present.

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