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Dept. of History and 10, low* ESTABLISHED 186$ Sntettd M ttcond claw mattef * theBort^lgJ «t Iowa, NOV. 1, 193S, under Act of Congress, of March 3, AtGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 1954 3 SECTIONS - 22 VOL. 89 - NO. 23 By Russ Wallet • * * * , Jim Egli, Algona policeman, was cruising around in the city with his police short wave radio tuned in oh the pro per local>wave-length, when' he began hearing police radio signals from a place called Rock .Valley, Ark.,' Jast. Tuesday night. He finally, "decided to answer, and sure enough had Rock Valley. He asked the Arkansas officer how the Algona signal was coming in ..,'.'Firie," came the reply, "you Yankees give ,us a. lot ol trouble." * < *-•. * • '• Readers, .will find "Havings" by Reese missing this week ... Mr and Mrs Reese by this time should be at Cleveland,. Ohio, on a vacation trip... in the mean- .time, Bill Stephenson of Qrundy Center, Iowa, is helping out in the UDM plant... if Mr Keesy operates true to form on this expedition we expect he will have the telephone poles all counted between here and Clevejand; a feat never before attempted by anyone, to our knowledge at least. * .* * Another newcomer around the office is a young man named Lenny Mishak, who has taken over the janitorial-sweeping out duties ... just to make certan that he doesn't have too much -idle time . on his hands during the summer months, Lenny has also lined up 14 families as regular lawn mowing customers, and it certainly looks as though there will be no grass growing under Lenny's feet during his vacation on .that basis. ' . » * •» In this age.of atomic sci-, ence it seems peculiar that nobody has invented a bottle of rubber cement in which the brush goes down com-, pletely to the bottom of the ' Scheppmann Wins In 4 Way Race ••;• '\.': t t ' ..'•' ••/ , / ' ' Y-. . . ...... '•...-• ' • * * • • • Forburger and Christiansen Also Get Nominations Light Vote In Boy, I Drowns In Stock Tank Near Titonka Tilonka - — Death, came by droWning Friday afternoon to 3 year old Gary, Rafdal, son of Mr and Mrs Vernon Rafdal,. who was discovered in a stock tank full of water on the Rafdal farm four miles southeast of Titonka. \ The boy's mother discovered the lad about 3 p.m., still alive in the covered stock tank, but her efforts to extricate him proved futile. She rushed to a neighboring farm 1 where help, was summoned. The boy was still alive when help reached the scene of the tragedy. He was rushed to the hospial at Buffalo Center but was dead,. upon arrival. , The lad was just 3 years old on June 2. -He has a twin brother. Besides his parents and twin brother, he is survived by another set of twin brothers, age ' Funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ramsey Reformed Church. Pallbearers were Kenneth Loats, Frank Folkerts, Herman Ubben and Gresham Roskamp, all high school boys. Arrangements were handled by, the Swan,Funeral Home. A Pair of Beauties ECONOMY NOTE .That couple who spent $30,00( oii an anniversary celebration of their weduing only held the spojt- light a short time... next day it is revealed .that Mrs Oyeta Gulp :obby,:Wl:tb; carries th'e title ot _ ecretary - of Htiith," Sducatiwn and Welfare in the 'gbvernment, had spent the cozy little sum of $100,000 for construction of a "chart room" in her own office. The "chart room" which is 18x30 feet in size, has been outfitted with a movie projector and of course quite a number of charts— for '$100,000 we should imagine a large quantity of charts ... even the house appropriations committee raised their eyebrows at this expense, and proceeded to cut the budget for operating the Health, Education and Welfare department from one billion, 652 million dollars to one billion 637 million dollars... do you suppose Mrs Hobby will be able to operate with 15 million less than requested? Our mail bag last week included a letter from Ed Chambers, Los Angeles, containing a subscription renewal, and word that he doesn't think he will be able to attend the Centennial but would sureMike to see some of his old friends with a "brush" —Gabby Hayes style—on their chins. ^ f Comment of the week, ( from Mayor Linda Clapsad- die to Brady Rovn as the latter was sworn in as a councilman): "I don't know whether to congratulate you or extend my sympathies" Rumbles of trouble over parking meters have been growing louder around the state. Mass meetings 'have been held to protest at Waukon, where they do have them ... civic strife at Osceola where they don't have them, has developed to the point where that city council childishly has ordered ALL signs taken down regarding all parking regulations .. .basically, parking meters themselves do not add one single more parking spotffcinless revenue from the meters eventually is used to acquire additional, off-street, iree parking areas. We have read with interest of that ambitious Swiss gentleman who has undertaken to walk . across the United States, from, New York to San Francisco As long as somebody .had to walk clear across the country, it is too bad it couldn't have been an American. If you should happen to hear a rumble as this Swiss gentleman gets a little further into the west, don't worry. Its probably just some pioneer turning over in his grave. Incidentally, in connection with the forthcoming Centennial edition of the Algona Upper Des Moines—all regular subscribers will of course get a copy free, or as a part,of their• regular subs cription price ... extra copies wil be costing 25 cents. ^ Famous Last Line. —• An4 now, Mr Conn, as a great patriotic investigator, would you please tell us about your military --—«— -—»<«- Mrs.Girre$Of Wesley Passes At Rochester Last rites for. Mrs A.dolp'h Girres, 45, Wesley, will ' be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wesley. Mrs Girres died as a result of a blood clot on the lung at Methodist hospital in Rochester at 4 a.m. Sunday morning. She had been there for 2Vi weeks, originally entering for a check-up. Father L. N.' Klein will officiate at the services, and burial will follow "in the Catholic cemetery at Wesley. Pauline Black, daughter of Mr and Mrs James F. Black, was born April 18, 1909 in Algona and spenfher early life on the family farm southeast of town, She was educated at Algona Jim Norris Gail Haase ; ., Out at the Universal Manufacturing Co. plant in Algona, a pair of topnotch beards have been developed in tribute, tq the fourth-coming Kossuth Centennial to be held -in Algona starting July 4. • . J And, incidentally, the two beard growers happen io work practically side by side, in the plant. Fellow workers have no trouble telling the two men apart, however. Gail Haase has a beard that is coal black: Jim Norris has a beard that is a romantic red, sort of early-day Viking style. (Algona Upper Des Moines Polaroid photos). Business Location ',•?•' "•''••.'. . '• i For Several Heart Attack Fatal For Mrs. Hardgrove Funeral services for Mrs Fern Mathes Hardgrove, 67, well- known 'Algona woman, will be leld at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Algona. Mrs Hardgrove died at 9 a.m. Monday follo'wing a heart attack in her apartment in the Misbach building on State street. Rev M. H. Brower will officiate and burial will be in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, McCullpugh Funeral Chapel of Algona is in charge of arrangements. Fern Mathes was born May 10, 1887 at Burns, Kansas, the daughter of Harvey and Bertha Mathes. She came to this area 52 years ago, and has lived in Irvington and Algona ever since. , ' She was married June 6, 1904 to John M. Hardgrove at Burt Iowa and lived there until 1918 when they'moved to Algona. Mr Hardgrove was a baker and died in 1939. ' , Mrs Hardgrove - was active in Presbyterian church" circle and Guild work and was a member of Royal Neighbors and Spanish- American War Veteran Auxiliary. She worked at the Chrischilles Store for ,the last 28 years, and only last Tuesday was picked as the winning contestant in the first 'week's competition sponsored by the '. 'Sisters of the Swish" for her unique Centennial dress. Her health had been considered good' and she had been all right Sunday.. She had a. heart ' ' * * * * * * Supervisor Summary A precinct breakdown of the voting in Kossuth county in the jnly three primary contests follows: First District: Scheppmann Plathe Swanson Crahan fresco 27 5 2 2 Sarfield 31 43 • 0 2 [rvington 61 25 .3 0 -"Verne 27 14 23 0 ^iverdale 33 90 0 3 Sherman 10 28 20 0 Whittemore 82 50 0 2 t Third District Buffalo Portland Ramsey --- Fifth District Springfield \ / 271 255 . 54 0 Forburger Godfredson _„_•_ - 8 31 1 8 , _ 3 37 ::;: 03 12 11 - 15 94 18 ~180 121 Christiansen Nyman _ 15 12 1 L_— . . 14 20 _i __: 126 43 • 20 • 1 . 32 18 "".. 20 14 11 . 4 2 6 ~i40 , 124 • •% •% •' i\ 1 ' il high school and attended mer .school sessions „ at Iowa Teachers following graduation She taught for a time in rural schools, then attended a beauty school in Des Moines. She lived for a summer at Denver, and lattir went to Minneapolis where she was a nursemaid. After returning to Algona, Pauline again taught school. She was married June 14, 1939 to Adolph Girres at St .Cecelia's Church in Algona by Father Malinger. Six children, Catherine, 14, Vlary, 13, Carol, 11, Fredrick, 8, lebecca, 6, and Rita, 3, survive, jesides her husband. Her mo- her, Mrs J. F. Black, and five brothers and sisters also survive. They are: Lt. Col, Paul Black, Tokyo, Japan; Lucille, San Anonio, Texas; Mrs George Kairi Florence), Algona; Mrs Robert Cripps (Mary), Willow Dale, Canada; and Hugh, Algona. A daughter, Ruth Ann, died in in- :ancy. Memorial Fund Plans Progress Plans were progressing this week in efforts to raise funds tc erect a Veterans War Memorial in the new Kpssuth courthouse The benefit dance held at the Plantation Ballroom at more, sponsored by the Whitte more Legion post, added over $100 to the total fund. It wil require about $2,400 to complete the project If all factors work out, it is hoped to have the JVTemorial in place for Centennial Days. Not pnly are Legion and VFW posts "and auxiliary units working on the plan, but Ladies of the Moose have also pledged support Donations can be made to any post commander of the American Legion or VFW in the county, any newspaper office, or can be mailed to Roy McMahon at the. Iowa St§t? Bank, or Gene Schemel; Security State pank, A> gona. . Severs! Algona businesses will be operating in. new locations, and others will find new spots in the near future, according to survey made last week-end. The sale of one building was also announced. Wiltgen Jewelry will move io its newly purchased building at 110 East State before Sept. 1. The building was bought from Alex Dermand, and until the moving date will be occupied by Hulzell's Supply store. The move will give Wiltgen's more room for display and repair work all on one floor. The present Wiltgen location will probably be retained and will serve as an annex to the new store. Kutze.ll has not found a new place as of Saturday. Bill Finn purchased the building occupied by Pratt Electric and Kossuth Radio from the Naudain estate, Tuesday, June 1. According to Finn, he is not planning to move his bakery, and will stay in his present location. He has had his bakery in the same building for 15 years, and previous to that, he worked for Mrs. Wilson when she 'was the owner of the baking concern. It is probable that Pratt and Kossuth Radio will remain in their present surroundings. Perhaps the biggest "change of all involves Vivian's Floral and Ray's TV, the D and D Cafe and John Foth. Vivian and Ray will move out of their present location on East State, but do not have a new site in which to operate.' Mrs. Gilbert has had her flower and gift business in operation since August of 1951 in the building owned by Marvin Clements. The D and D Cafe will move into the present Vivian location and John Foth, owner of the building just west of the creamery, will once again operate a tavern there as he did several years ago. Mr and Mrs H. D. Clapsaddle are planning to construct a motel of probably 12 units, and living, Barters for themselves, on property they recently acquired at the ( east edge of Algona on high' way 18. Grading work is already underway, but final construction plans have not been cpmpleted, Bartholomew contractors will dp the -.onsrruction. The pwenHo- cation of the Kossuth Qil Co., with which the Clapsaddles are associated, remains unchanged. Cook's Weldew Supply is planning construction of a new building on South Phil- 4ij» 8'** W&4 w»t burials, Tjfill move there from its present location sometime this summer. The new fit* will be next t» Cook's Radiator rf , pair s«ryic$, There ait lil* rumors 9l another rnblel project on the northwest corner of highway 169-19 intersection. Among other recent changes has been the move of Thompson Distributors from their location at 109 South Harlan to a new Quonset building just north of the Milwaukee tracks in the northeast part of town. The old Thompson location is at present unoccupied. ; MrsElberfW, Rites Held Last Friday Last rites for Mrs Joseph Elbert, Sr., 67, Algona woman, were held at St. Cecelia's church last Friday morning at 10 a.m. Mr.s Elbert died following a lingering illness last Tuesday at her home on Diagonal street. Father Edward Fandel, a brother of the deceased, was the celebrant of the mass, -and Msgr. P. P. Gearen and Father Harold Cooper were deacons. Burial was in Calvary cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Elizabeth J. Fandel was born April 21, 1887 at Lourdes, 111., the daughter of Mr and Mrs M. W. Fandel. , With her parents, she Other Monday'morning. Survivors include two daughters' and six sons. They are: Mrs Ralph Brown (Zelba), Atha, Russell, John, Jerome and Charles, all of Algona; Wallace, Dallas, Texas; and F. Dwight, Ft. Dodge. There are 30 grandchildren. Also surviving are these brothers and sisters: Lyle, Algona; Mrs C. A. Merrifield (Neva), Algona; Frank Mathes, Pasadena, Cal.; and Lynn Mathes, Tulsa, Okla. Pallbearers will be her six sons. Rusk Elected To Head Legion Bless Rusk was elected commander of the Hagg-Turner Post of the American Legion, it its annual election of officers meet-, ing held last Wednesday night. Other officers elected were: 1st icu-commander, John Deim; 2nd commander, Howard Still- nan;- 3rd vice commander, Phil Diamond; Everett' Baldus, adjut- int; John Spencer, finance of- icer; Leo Cassell, service officer; Wm. Zimmerman, historian; Sgt. at arms, Dick Strayer and Rev O. Leonard Nelson, chaplain. moved to Palo Alto county in 1899. She was married to Joseph J Elbert at Whittemore, April 27, 1904, and they farmed north ol Whittemore until 1930 when they moved to a farm west of AJgona. They later moved to a farm east of town, and lived there when Mr Elbert died in 1945. Mrs Elbert moved to town in 1948 and lived in the same home since that time. Eleven children, 39 grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive her. The children are Arnold, Michael, Joseph, Jr. Archie and Mrs Dwight Wagner (Evelyn), all of Algona; Clem Des Moines; Mrs William Besch (Isabella), Whittemore; Mrs Le Roy Schiltz (Gertrude), Bancroft Irvin, Rodman; Mrs John F Sweeney (Carmel), Rapid City, So. Dak. and Mrs William Gee- Ian (Delores), Ruthven. A daughter, Elizabeth, died in infancy. Also surviving are eight brothers and sisters, including Mrs Emma Hilbert, Mrs Alfred Semon and Ralph Fandel, Algona; George Fandel, Rodman; William Fandel, Whittemore; Mrs T. J. Kejley, Pomeroy; Father Edward Fandel, Rockwell City and Herman Fandel, Ma.tis.oQ. Pallbearers wwe Mike and. Paul Fandel, Arnold Elbert, Jr., Clem and Cletus Besch and Wil- liam'SchUtz. ice The Algona municipal pool officially opened last Saturday and, as the temperature hovered precariously near cold, pool supervisor Tony Guxowski threw out the first icicle. Here Larry Jensen, John Oakland and Pat Kain, garbed in proper aquatic equipment, shiver bravely for the camera. Minutes later they sprinted for the bath house and the comfortable warmth of a pair of dungarees. The water was fine for Artie ducks and brave lads like these who had plenty of water shedding goose pimples. However, most of the older set were more cautious. They were staying away until summer seemed more like summer. Algona K. of C. Elect Officers At the first June meeting of Algona Council Knights o f Columbus on Wednesday, June 2, officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows: Observer Alert Set For June 14 All organized Civil Ground Observer Corps members and posts and all railroad posts in the state lave been notified of a forthcoming "Operation Alert" which is slated for Monday, June 14, between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. ., ... This is timed to coincide with National Civil Defense Day, which is June 14. During the exercise Civil Air Patrol, Flying Farmers and local aviation clubs will participate in support of the project, it is anticipated that between 250 and 350 military and civilian aircraft will appear in the Iowa skies during the alerted three hour period. Observer posts are being ordered to report all planes immediately to the state filter center in Des _•'_. 4 11 _._l_ 4V. n "ilr-nviift Arnold Riley, Howard Miller, grand knight; deputy grand , knight; Henry Holland, chancellor; Don Winkel, treasurer; Andrew Miller, recorder; Alphonse Bertc/- advocate; Ralph Hagg, waidcii; Ge.orge Simon, inner guard; Don McCarthy, outer guard and Ray Schilmoeller, trustee for the two-year term. Moines through the flash" arrangements over phone lines Six Couples Get Licenses To Wed Six licenses to wed have been issued in the past week at the office at Alma Pearson, clerk of the Kossuth district court here. May 29—John Patrick Coleman, LeSueur, Minn, and Patricia Reding, Algona, June 1—Mervin T. Johnson and Janet Lee Godfredson, Swea City. June 2—Bernard F. Miller and Phyllis. Rae Miller, Burt. June 3—Gene W. Ringsdorf, Des Moines, and Harriet Rad- maker, Titonka. June 7—Howard Wayne Steph- tl04 , enson and Dorothy Darlene Glas- tele-ler, Algona; Gerald Radig, Lone Rock, and Anna E. Alke, Titonka. aircraft 3 Injured In City Car Crash Four auto accidents during the weekend in Algona caused over $2000 damage, and brought injuries to Donald Beisch, 9, who lives at 108 E. College street. The first mishap occurred Friday evening at 5:30 on highway 18 in front of Frank and Em's Cafe. Over $300 damage resulted when an auto driven by Pearl M. Mertz of Wesley and one driven by Arden M. Swanson, Ruthton, Minn., slammed together. No personal injuries resulted. A crash at the corner of South Jones and East McGregor streets at 7 a.m. Sunday morning caused $750 damage to cars driven by Eugene F. Beisch, Renwick and Evelyn Prothman, Algona. Mrs Prothman and son, Mike, 10, were treated for shock and released from St. Ann and Donald Beisch, a passenger in his brother's car, was confined at St. Ann. He suffered face and body injuries and is recovering. Another accident occurred Thursday about a quarter mile east of Algona when a car driven by Carl McBride of Algona, making a turn, was struck by a car driven by Palmer Rurup of Woden. The McBride car suffered about $800 in damages. Saturday night in Cresco Township a car driven by Wayne Weise of Algona rolled into a ditch. He suffered no injuries. Weise was attempting to adjust his car radio when he lost control County With Three Contests Supervisor Scraps, GOP Governor Race, Top Interest Henry Scheppmonn of Irving;on won the Democratic nomination for county supervisor in the first Kossuth district, in a four way race,; .'.-:' Tom. Forburger of Wesley defeated Ernest Godfredson of Titonka for the Democratic nomination for supervisor from the third district, and William Christianson was the primary winner over J. A. Nyman for the Republican nomination for supervisor from, the fifth district,'in the only three, county battles in the primary election, Monday. Based on a total of all votes cast in the Republican primary race for governor, as compared with the total vote for Senator Guy M. Gillette, Democrat, unopposed in the primary, there were 1745 Republican votes cast and 1219 Democratic votes. All things considered, it was a light primary vote in the county, with approximately 2964 votes being cast. 9000 Less Votes Than '52 In the last election, in the fall of 1952, when Eisenhower was elected,/ a total of 12,000 votes were cast in Kossuth county, or* about 9,000 more than in Monday's primary. , f : . ; Nominated without opposition on the county-.Republican-Uicket,:- were Marc Moore, auditor; E. M. Huber. treasurer; Glenn L. Wilson, sheriff; William Heller, recorder; L. W. Nitchals, county attorney; John M. Schutter, coroner; Ray McWhorter, state representative. Nominated without opposition on the Democratic ticket were Virgil, Rohlfs, auditor; Rosella Voigt, treasurer; Ralph Lindhorst, sheriff; Alma Pearson, clerk -ot district court; Clara Walker, recorder; Casey L'oss, state representative. Martin Vs. Gillette In the votes cast for th'e two nominees for U.S. Senator, Thomas E. Martin of Iowa City, Republican candidate, polled 1464 votes, while Senator Guy Gillette, Democrat, received 1219. Considering the lack of primary contests on the Democratic state level, Gillette's total was impressive. The last precinct in Kossuth county to report was Seneca, at 1:55 a.m. this morning, Tuesday. First precinct io report was PHONI1100 - YOUR NEWSPAPiR Winner ef M §tai» & National Awards, W50-1854 Including Owwwl E«*U»n». leva Prcti Awn, 1953 Moving To Ames Mr and Mrs Lloyd Rouze and children are moving Friday to Ames where Mr Rouze will assume the position of right-of-way agent for the Iowa State Hifhway Commission. Mr Rouze had for several years been associated with an insurance company in farm real estate and loans. The Rouze home has been sold to M. C. Metcalf, president of Universal Mfg. Co. here. Ledyard, followed by Lone Rock and Wesley. NICHOLAS CARRIES KOSSUTH, BUT LOSES It will be a battle between Republican Leo A. Hoegh of Chariton against Democrat Clyde Herring of Des Moines for the governorship of Iowa next fall. Hoegh, present attorney general of Iowa, had acquired something like 39 percent of the total Republican primary votes cast Monday in the election, against five other opponents for the nomination. He needed 35 percent of the GOP primary vote to get the nomination. Herring, present county attorney of Polk county, was unopposed in the primary. Political analysts, who earlier had predicted that the Republican primary would split the vote so that the final nomination might go to convention because none of the six running would get 35 percent of the vote, today believed that Hoegh's successful race was due to the fact that in the closing days of the pre-primary campaign, the attorney general was able to make it appear that he alone among the six was against liquor, a swing in the situation which his opponents fought madly in the closing hours before the primary. Bill Nicholas of Mason City, however, carried Kossuth county in the Republican primary with 695 votes, while Hoegh had 63i. Summary of the GOP race for nomination for governor in Kossuth county: Chambers -- 128 Ellsworth 34 --------------- 681 Lynes — *«' Nicholas - W5 Palmer - , 100 Clyde Herring, unopposed Democratic nominee for th» governor, received 1131 votes m Kossuth county.

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