The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 3, 1954 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 3, 1954
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Dept, of History Dee Moines 19, Iowa ESTABLISHED 1863 Intered as seebiid class tastier at the pmtoffiee at Aljjma, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, tinder ,Act of Congress of March 3, 1879* ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1954 2 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES VOL. 91 - NO. 31 Name A.S.C Twp. Office Nominees By Russ Waller • - * • *.' * Sjsenis that in the process of acquiring easements for construe' ling the Northern Natural Gas pipeline from Belmond to Algona, a gas company representative was having,qUite a conversation with a farmer on just how the gaS would'be routed. He explained how the natural gas reservoirs in New Mexico and Texas would be tapped, the gas pumped to a distributing point such as , Omaha, .then into a pipeline supplying the .Twin Cities, then tapped at Belmond to come flowing 1 " toward Algona. All of this seemed like quite a bit of traveling to the farmer, who remarked as he\ signed the easement, "You'll have that gas all worn out before it gets up here.", * * ' * Our esteemed friend. Soup Briggs, who like all good barbers can shear you expertly While cracking jpkes at the same time,: remarked after a recent, family, event that he had been in the .doghouse for a few days, Seems that, he • told his wife. Jerry, "I don't mind being'a. grandpa but it sure makes me' feel old to think of being married to a grandma!" • , » *• * We just had a feeling that >,, something was bound to turn up "in the news concerning Virg Smith, after we failed to get the usual "big fish" story from him last winter. Last week it did. Virg has been playing cribbage all his life, and. we know from experience tt\at nobody can wear him out at the game—and seldom beat him, we might add. But Virg never held a perfect cribbage hand in all the years he has played—until last week. THEN HE HELD TWO PERFECT 29 HANDS IN A WEEK! We might say .that when we heard.-about this, we also inquired politely if there were sufficient witnesses to' this unusual event to verify it, and there were— both hands;.,being-held at:»the Western' Buyers office here with plenty at" witnesses. - Claude Single wSs Vlrg's opponent in one game, 'and Lowell Smith ,was hib foe in'tHe other-"one. , ', Most., every smoker has tried at one time or another, or numerous titties, to quit smoking. ' A few d4ys ago we ran into a local resident-who is in the'process of ..quitting, so we pinned him down for a thumbnail interview on the subject. He is Al Wheeler, who pounds the pavements and beats the air waves for station KSMN, "with studios in Algona." Al remarked that he had "quit smoking again." This led to the disclosure that he quits every so often, but .this time he is determinted to make it stick (probably been reading that Readers Digest yarn). Al says that the best time to quit is in the morning (no elaboration on this point), and that the roughest time after you've quit hits! you about a week later. Along the way he also figured out that in the 20 years he's been smoking (no statement as to the age at which he began) he has spent i$3,400 on smokes—"enough to buy a root beer stand", says Al. He quit once for a year, and at other times for several weeks. His current "quit" has been in effect since July 23rd—keep it up, boy! * * * One local justice of the peace was a bit startled at the reply he received recently from a couple after he married ihem.< Thinking to be sociable, he casually asked them where they intended to spend their honeymoon. There was a brief pause, then the bridegroom remarked, 'Oh, we've already spent Strangely enough we didn't read anything in the Iowa press about the results of the nationwide vote by wheat farmers as to whether they preferred acreage allotments and fixed, guaranteed prices, or no allotments and a flexible price support system The outcome, however, showed about £0 percent of the wheat farmers voting for allotments and guaranteed support prices. ^ ^ While we regret the decision of Ralph Miller to retire from business here, it is good to know that he intends to remain a local resident... state highway crews are widening the shoulders on number 18 between Algona and Whittemore, which will give all of us a little leeway in case we need it . -Mr and Mrs Harold Van AHen took it all quietly but the highway construction at the 1B- 169 corner eliminated them from business for some months, but we're filad to see them back, remodeled and ready to make up for lost time ... the Friday night pro- eram Aug. 20, at the Kossuth S'tv Fair, is going to be a Home Talent Minstrel. Protest, Gift Meters Appeal Board To Review City Warm Potato Parking meters for Algona met n new obstacle, Friday, and this" time the controversy will be olaced in the lap of the State Board of Appeals in" Des Moines. for a decision.' The , State Board of Appeals Consists 'of the state auditor, state treasurer and state comptroller; The board, which is seldom used. is,set up to settle disputes on public contracts. The appeal was filed with Ivy Scuffham, city clerk, by the law firm of Linnan & Lynch, on be? half of a group of local residents who object to having the city, enter into an agreement to install parking ( meters. 'Fight Began In Feb. The controversy actually dates back to last February, when the "Committee Against • P a r k i ng 'Meters" was organized after the' first move toward getting parking meters took place. Following that a postcard poll showed 2,691 residents of Algona and •Algona routes against the meters, and 191 for them. '' Th'e official appeal was signed by Don F. Nelson, Roy V. Christensen, Elmer Langmack, G. E. CuJlen, M. Joseph 'Bradley, Arnold W. Elbert,'T. R. Chrischilles, John R. Chrischilles, Ray Beamish, Neil O. Monaco, Joe E. Lyn ch, Jr., ,L. E. Linnan and W. H.- Sharp. The . Mayor and city council met July 22 to enter into a contract for parking meters. at a cost''of more than $5,QOO> qnd a written protest was then filed .at the meetihg by ten legal residents and qualified voters' of Algona, individually and as representatives of 58 business and professional people. The council rejected the protest by a vote of 5-1. Five Page Protest The signers presented a five page protest. One of the principal grounds-of the appeal is that the council believe that they have? the right, by reason of their official position, to install parking meters in Algona, even against the wishes and desires of approximately 90% of the 1 legal residents and qualified electors of Algona who have strenuously objected thereto. All polls on the subject were tabulated in the protest. The protest is summarized with the conclusion that people in Algona trade area are over-whelm- ingly against narking meters, and have also indicated an intention of boycotting business and professional people of'Algona if meters are installed. The protest says: "These objectors believe that the council, in the face of almost unanimous objection from the residents and qualified voters of Algona, do not have the right o contract for and install meten-i n Algona. These objectors understand that at times ^additional parking space could b'e used in Algona, but that this situation lould not be overcome by taxing he people of our trade area for the privilege of parking on our streets." 3 Admit Lakota Three men, arrested by Mason City police at 4:25 a. rrti Saturday in a car which held a small arsenal, have admitted robbing two Lakota business places sometime early Friday. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorsl, working with Mason City authorities, said the men confessed the Kossuth breakins and also a number of others in north ;Iowa. .Being held in the Cerro Gordo jail are Richard Eafl SteeVe, 23, Thomas Rasmussen, 22, and Ray Lewis, 27. The three all have previously.seryed timVA :f6urth man. Allan Cnlzman, was also arrested at the same time but did nor .seem 16 ha^e participated in the Lakota In the car, police found two loaded <revolvers, a rifle arid a quantity of merchandise. The men had been under surveillance for sometime, police said. ,. About $100 was stolen at Lakota, early Friday. At the I» : hillips 66 station, $61.50 was stolen. The robbery was discovered by Earl Ogren,-proprietor., At the A. C. Schissel elevator, between $27 and $28 was stolen, from an unlocked safe.: Art unsuccessful attempt was also made to break into the Brack grocery^ '*' \t j ' x Authorities believe the arrests have cleared up a large number,of thefts and breakins m this area over the past, several weeks. Sheriff LindhOrst/said that prosecution of the men would probably take place in Cerro Gordo county. •' • . Installing New Pews Now At St. Cecelia's Assembly work on the pews for the new St. Cecelia's Catholic church in Algona has begun, and according to.Msgr. P,. P. Gearen, should be ready for use, about the end of'th'e week, f Workmen from the .Svoboda Church Furniture Co., Kewaunee, Wis., have been on the job putting together the Appalachian red oak pews since last Friday. When completed, 864 persons can be seated downstairs and' about 100 upstairs. Kneelers, padded with sponge rubber, and covered with imitation leather, will be installed. Demolition work on the old church is proceeding at\a'rapid, pace, and makes it necessary^ .to use the'new church, even though it is not completed. During the past week, many items from the interior of the old church have been sold or given away to other churches and schools.' The Congregational Church, Algona, the new Catholic church at Dayton, and the new Catholic school at Fort Dodge each purchased some of the pews. Father Pick, formerly located at Whittemore, is head of the parish at Dayton. The main altar, communion Last Line—I^ m» Natural Gas To Start Sept. 1 Natural gas will be ready for use in Algona on State Street and n homes south of McGregor St. oy Sept. 1, Jerry Donovan, manager of the Perry Gas Co. here said Monday. The balance of Algona will be ready for gas by Sept. 18. This is well ahead of the original schedule set by the company an4 local work and work on the connecting line from Belmond, are ahead of the original schedule. Surprise Profit On Paper Route Don Smith, Jr.. who has a Sunday paper route in the farm ares southwest of Algona, collected $2 extra last Sunday, and not from the sale of papers. While, cruising down a gravel road near , the John Kollasch farm, two miles south of the Call State Park, he spotted an animal laying in the road that looked like a dog at first glance. A further check proved it to be a red fox that had evidently been hit by a car Saturday night. After turning the ears in to auditor Mark Mqore, the $? y fif WM paid by $9itU§ vpiat rail, confessional, two statues and pedistles for stations were given to the Dayton parish, and an altar and three stained glass windows were presented to the new school at Fort Dodge, which is in charge of Father Kelly. It is not known when all work on the new church will be completed, but at present, weddings, funerals and masses are being held there. Dedication ceremonies will be announced later. 'The Robe 7 Opens Here On Friday .This F-.iday marks the openin_ of "The .Robe", at tha. Algona 5 theater in Algona, and the .first; showing of the Cinemascope pro-*; ce^ss of motion picture projection 1 in, north central Iowa. ; !: The heart of the Cinemascope, process, installed 'this week at the Algona, is a special lens in the; projector which spreads the; screen image to a-width two and; one-half times the scope ever; photographed before for motions pictures. 'The lens in the camera} squeezes this wide angle scene' onto standard 35 millmeter film,'; and then the Cinemascope lens; in the projector spreads the original photography to" its original^ shape. ' Most of the big Hollywoodi productions from now on will be! photographed in the Cinesmas^ cope process, and with its new: equipment the Algona theater will be' able to sho^v such pic-S tures soon after their release. 4-H Teams To Compete Aug. 5 The boy's county 4-H demonstration contest will be held Thursday, August 5, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Burt Legion Hall. Demonstrators will show the latest in approved farming practices and "How to do it yourself ideas." All parents and 4-H members are invited to attend. Top ranking teams will be awarded trips to the, Iowa State Fair, Dairy Cattle Congress and the North Iowa Fair. "Gopher Control" — Robert Fisher, Gerald Girres and John Helleseth, Garfield Club. "How to Graft a Tree"—Darryl Sparks and Merlyn Bartlett, Portland club. "How to clean an electric motor"—Roger Dreyer and Billy Jentz, Jr., Fenton Club. "How to pull a spike"—John Looft and Bob Friets, Lakota club "Identifying and Controlling Noxious Weeds in Iowa"—Swea- Harrison club. "How to Tie Some Useful Knots"—Billy Wihelmi, Greenwood club. "How to clean an electric motor"—Robert Wiskus, Greenwood club. "How to make and repair an extension cord"—David Kollasch, Greenwood club. "How to clean and polish shoes" — Mauvice Menke, Greenwood club. / "How to make an electric motor portable" — Kenneth Heldorfer, Greenwood club. "How to make a portable electric fan" — James Antoine, Jr., Greenwood club. Wedding Licenses To Five Couples Licenses to wed were issued to five couples during the past week at the office of Alma Pearson, clerk of the Kossuth district court. They went to the following couples: July 27—Francis Woodcock, Algona, and Bonita Scheusner, Austin, Minn.; James A. Woltz and Marlene J. Kroenke, both Burt. July 30-r-Ramon E. Bisque, Iron River, Mich., and Marie L. Young, Titonka. August 2 — Gerald D. Loehr, Moorland, and Patricia Schutjer, Wesley; Leon A. Hugeback, Manning, and Rose Marie McEnroe, Algona. Gladiola Society Show, Aug. 14-15 Gladioli will hold the spotlight in Algona Saturday and Sunday, August 14 and 15 when the 17th annual exhibition of the Algona Gladiolus Society is held in the high school gymnasium. Cooperating organizations of the Society are North American Gladiolus Council, Algona Chamber pf Commerce, Kossuth County Garden Club, Rotary, Kiwams Club and Lions Club. The show, which has 23 divisions, is expected to be the largest floral display ever held in Algona. The show committee consists of the following: show supt, R. Guster; show clerk, Mrs Eva Wille; supervisor judges, L. W. Proeger. Rules of the 1951 Iowa Had Show will govern. Enter 50 Floats Titonka—About 50 floats have already been entered for the Indian Pay parade here, on Aug. 14. This is a few more than the total in the parade last year, with still two weeks to go. Swea City To Vote On School Bonds, $278,1 Swea City—A citizen's committee appointed sometime ago to study the needs and future expansion of the Swea City public school system, recommended las week that Swea City voters be offered a proposition to vote on a $278,000 bond issue for new school construction and expan sion. It is believed that the vote wil be held sometime in September The bond issue if -approvec would cover new construction o nine elementary classrooms, eacl with 900 square feet of space; 250 square feet for instrumental and vocal music; a 50x60 foot combina tion shop with classrooms, a fin ished room and storage; enlarge ,ment of the present boiler plant additional"sit'eTarchitect's f ee-anr some new equipment, as well a smaller rooms for offices ant storage. The 900 sq. foot elementary classroom and 1200 sq. foot kin dergarten is the smallest recom mended by -the State Dept. o Public Instruction, It was estimated that it woulc take a 3% mill levy per year for 20 years to pay the bond issue This figures out at 45 cents pel acre per year on an improve: farm. On the average home in town, without homestead or soldiers' exemption, it is estimated the cost would be about $11 per year. After hearing all sides, the committee felt that its proposal was as conservative as possible, considering the needs. The plan as approved was scaled down from the $340,000 floor plan first considered several months ago. Remodeling of the old building and improvement of the playground will be paid for from the general fund, and not from thq bond issue. This largely consists of a high school science room Ronald Johnson is school board and Mrs Dettmer president Thompson is chairman Citizen's Committee. of the Polio Victim Now Home, LuVerne LuVerne — Billy Wolf, young son of Mr and Mrs Harold Woli, who was hospitalized at Lutheran hospital, Fort Dodge, suffering with polio, has now been brought to his farm home west of town. He is reported making satisfactory recovery, but must return periodically for check-up. New Pastor and Wife Pictured above is the Rev. Kent Pinneo, new pastor of St. Thomas Episcopal church in Algona, and his wife, Barbara. Father Pinneo is also pastor of Trinity Episcopal church at Emmetsburg, where the coupfe will live. The couple was married recently in New , Rev. Pinneo, a former resident of Des Moines, completed his , ucv.^^, ^ u «w^ theological studies in the east where he also was an assistant in a Buffalo Center, large church.—(Engraving courtesy Emmetsburg Democrat.) """" " n " Voting Begins Aug. 14 Under New Program All Ballots Must Be In Aug. 20; Count Aug. 24 Nominations for township of- 'ices on the government's agricul- .ural stabilization and conservation (ASC) program, were announced today. Selection of the nominees was made under a new setup by John 3urton, county extension director, Lester Eden, president of the Kossuth Farm Bureau, Leon Laird of the' soil conservation service, and Bob Walters who represents the farm home administration. Couniy boards must now mail out the ballots to all farmers and landowners eligible to vote before Friday, Aug. 13, and the period for voting and mailing back the ballots will be from Saturday, Aug. 14, to Friday, Aug. 20. The ballots must be counted and results announced by Aug. 24. The township nominations follow: ' I BUFFALO—Henry Orthel, Dale Finer, Arthur J. Budlong,' Ray Rippentrop, Clark Miller, Donald Budlong, Arthur Rode, Leland Schroeder, Clarence Brandt, all Titonka, and Herbert Rakow, Wesley. CRESCO—Paul Or. Miller, Walter Barr, Raymond Metzen, W. H. Bosworth, Richard G. Thul, Arthur Gade, Bob Buscher, Stanley G. Egel, Robeut Deal, Loren Brown, all Algona. EAGLE—August Robison, Swea City; H. W. Linde, Swea City; Virgil Tokheim, Armstrong; Arnold Duer, Armstrong; Wendell -Ditsworth, Swea City; Carl M. Carlson, Armstrong; Walter O' Green, Armstrong;' Irvih Smith, Armstrong; R. S. Mather, Swea City; Arne Ostergaard. Swea City. FENTON—Kenneth Bollinger. E. H. Dreyer, Hugh Carney, Willard Menz, Eugene E. Vaudt, Ervin P.'Borchardt, Win. Jentz, all Fcnton, and Elaine Saxtcn, Robert Schmidt and Wm. O. Dreyer, Lone Rock. GARFIELD — B. J. Anliker, Orval Fuchsen, Thorston Satern, Louis Balgeman, Edwin Banwart, Raphael Montag, Harvey Buenger, and C. L: Girres, all West Bend, and Percy Watnem, and Conrad Schmidt, Ottosen. GERMAN—Harold Ricklefs, Titonka; Fred Wubben, Buffalo Center; Elmer Junkermier, Lakota; Ubbe Meyes, Lakota; John Welhousen, Titonka; Martin Stecker, Titonka; Robert Boekleman, Titonka; Alvin Meinders, Buffalo Center; John G. Rippentrop, Buffalo Center, and Herman Franzen, Titonka. GRANT—Lars Skaar, Ledyard; Vern E. Anderson, Ledyard; Leon McCoy, Swea City; A. M. Tokheim, Swea City; Chester A. Farrington, Swea City; O. R. Perso:,, Swea City; Delmar Anderson, Swea City; and John Richardson, Soren Pedersen, Walter Klocke, Gordon Westcott, all Ledyard. GREENWOOD—Frank Droessler, Linus Vaske, Art Johnson, Ray Ditsworth, Wayne Smith, Gerald Angus, Erwin Heldorfer, Alfred Hermann. Gene Lampe, Paul Inman, all Bancroft. HARRISON — George Eden, Bancroft; Harold Fischer, Swea Ctiy; Clarence Green, Bancroft; Hoilis Beadle, Bancroft, and Dillard Bishop, Louis Stenzel, Dean Swanson, Earl Sanftner, Edward Hammond, Art Claussen, all Swea City. HEBRON — Ira Naumann, Elmore; Elmer Schaefer, Buffalo Center; Buryl Berg, Elmore; Melvin Engelbarts, Elmore; Kenneth Reed, Elmore; Al F. Dudding, Buffalo Center; Swen Larson, Buffalo Center, and Ray M. Eichhorn, Lowell Underbakke, and Edwin Naumann, all Elmore. IHVINGTON — Frank Grandgenett, Algona; Ed Arend, Al- gonu; Carl Siep, Irvinjjton; Henry D. Pfeffer, Algona; Bob Mayer, Algona; Clarence Siemers, Lu- Verne; Edw. R. Mawdsley, Algona; W. R. Raney, Algona; L. H. Larson, LuVerne; Louis Schep- pmann, Irvington; F. H. Froehlich, Algona; Arnold Danielsen, Algona. LEDYARD—Fred Chris, Lakota; Arlowe Blome, Bancroft; Maynard White, Bancroft; Jerry Heetland, Lakota; Arnold Sehiltz, Bancroft; Roland Smith, Jr., Lakota; Raymond Johnson, Ledyard; A. E. Weaver, Lakota; Eldon Dontje, Bancroft; Pete Smidt, Lakota. LINCOLN — Louis Wingert, Buffalo Center; Ronald Heetland, T. A. Trump, Justin Berhow, and Eddie Brass, all Lakota; Ernest Janssen, Buffalo Center; John Alberts, Buffalo Center; Raymond K. Johnson, Lakota; Ernest Heidecker, Lakota; Lyle Patterson, Three From Kossuth Get Full Citizenship Papers Mrs Bernard Gisch Three Kossuih county residents were granted full citizenship papers at Fort Dodge in U. S. district court last Thursday. They were Irene Paulelie Gisch of Algona, a native of *France; Margaret Kent of Plum Creek (Burt), a native of England: and Patrick Murphy of Algona a' native of Eire (Ireland). '. . Judge Henry N. Graven was in charge of the proceedings. The class of candidates for citizenship, 11 in all, were each presented with an American flag, and literature basic to citizenship. In the above Polaroid photo by the upper Des Moines, Mrs Gisch is shown in her .home with the flag presented her. Mrs Gisch was born in Lorraine, in northeast France, at Nancy, a city of some 200,000 people. She and her husband met during the war and they were married in France. She came to the United States in May of 1946. The young couple is farming 240 acres in Riverdale twp. —"it's a lot bigger than the farms in France," is the way •Mj*:,G»oh"puis it. She has no folks l?ack in France except .an older brother and sister. , LOTTS CREEK—Donald Erick- son, Leo -Kollasch and Russell Walker, Algona, Lawrence Kirsch, Rudolf Hannover, Edmund O' Brien, P. E. Eischen, William A. Hannover, Ronald Hqnscn, Ralph M. Walker, Orville Muller. all Whittemore. LUVERNE—Leonard Mull ins, Charles Sorensen, Henry Weber, all Corwith; John Voss, Jr., Wilbur J. Merriam, Geo. Hobscheidt, Donald Bormann, Henry darken, Edwin Marty, Albert Girard, all LuVerne. PLUM CREEK—Glenn Gabrielson, Sexton; Walter Campney, and Roscoe Mawdsley, Burt; Willis Etherington, Chester Albright, Fern Drone, John Scuffham, Randall Clark, Earl Zeigler, Eugene Drager, all Algona. HIVERDALE—Raymond Thilges, Matt Kirsch, John Capesius, Peter C. Reding, John Miller, John Origer, Anton Becker, Lyle S. Steele, Bernard Thilges, all Bode; and Wayne E. Smith, West Bend. SENECA—Charles Osborn, Sig Loge, Earl Crouch, Lawi'ence Mueller, Roy Klein, all Fenton; Russell Miller, Ringsted; Ervin N. Nielsen, Ringsted; Erwin J. Votteler, Bancroft; Donald Bollig, Fenton; Verl Smith, Bancroft. SHERMAN — Paul Blumer, Livermore; Alvin Weber, 'Lu- Verne; Paul Phillips, LuVerne; Ralph Kenne, Livermore; Ernest M. Gales, Livurmore; Alvin Klein, Irvington; Philip K. Blumer, Lu- Verne; Allan Darby, LuVerne; Harry Naffziger, LuVerne; Robert Bormann, Bode. SPRINGFIELD — F. G. Nitz, Lakota; Ed Reece, Elmore; Carlos Engelby, Ledyard, Donald Jacobs, Marvin S. Blome, Otto Riehter, A. J. Ogren, all Elmore; J. F. Sullivan, Theo. Green, Cecil Pingel, all Ledyard. SWEA—Reyben Holcomb, Swea City; Verne R. Johnson, Armstrong; Hans D. Petersen, C. E. Anderson, Edward C. Anderson, Herman Gabel, Maynard Jensen, all Swea City, Raymond Picht, Clements Brandenburg, and ClnV- ford McGregor, all Armstrong. UNION — Louis H. Reilly, Algona; Kenneth Strayer, Burt; W. L. Heerdt, William McKim, William Dodds, Peter Erpelding, Wm. C. Kuhn, Glen W. Jenkinson, all Algona; Q. A. Bjustrom, Burt, and Fred W. Plumb, Lone Rock. WESLEY — Ray Cunningham. Algona; Luther Nygaard, Philip Lee, Harry Frye, John Hildman, Andrew Reising, Lon Gouge, all Wesley; Louis Hansen, Burt; Robert Boleneus, Wesley; Robert Hutchison, Wesley. WHITTEMORE—Francis Kollasch, Francis M. Fandel, Aug. H. Vaudt, John J. Mosbach, Lester Fuchsen, all Whittemore; Chas. Bormann, West Bend, and Paul F. Ludwig, William P. Thul, James H. Besch, John Erpelding, all Whittemore. Nominees from Burt, Portland Prairie townships had not been completed 4 Injured At Whittemore In Week's Mishaps Whittemore—Mrs Eldon Fehi; while returning home from Whittemore Friday afternoon during the heavy rain storm, slipped of) the road and down the grade and upset with her car which landed on it side. Luckily the grade was not high and very little damage was done, a slight bent on onfi door and a rear fender. She was on her way to visit her parents, Mr and Mrs Edwin Greinert, and was only about a half mile east of her parents home. Joleen Bruhn, little daughter of Mr and Mrs Alfred Bruhn, had to have her little finger amputated at the second joint, after catching it in a hayrope pulley. Francis Kollasch, southeast of Whittemore, suffered three broken ribs last week while lifting a hayrack, when a bolt broke and the rack fell. Earl Ludwig, son of Mr and Mrs Paul Ludwig, suffered a broken collar bone when he fell from a load of oats he was hauling for his uncle, Francis Wolfe, at West Bend, last week Saturday! Ralph Schumacher suffered second degree burns while filling a combine with gas and his clothing caught fire last week Tuesday. He suffered severe burns on his legs, and was hospitalized at St. Ann for several days. Infant's Rites Held Monday Graveside services for Mary, infant daughter of Mr and Mrs Clement J. McEvoy, Algona, were held at Calvary cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday. The little girl died shortly after birth Sunday morning at St. Ann hospital. Father Harold Cooper of St. Cecelia's officiated and Hamilton Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Survivors include six byothers and sisters and the parents. More Members, GQC, Requested A call for new enlistments for the Ground Observer Corps units in Algona and Kossuth county was made this week. President Eisenhower has authorized doubling the strength of the GOC, John Wood, chief of the Algona unit, has been informed. There are 51 enrolled for Algona at present. Anyone wishing to join the Algona unit contact Mr Wood.

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