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Tuesday, August 10, 1954
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X Dept« of History and Des Molnes 19, Iowa , By fttiss Wallet , '•:> ' • '' ; * -. ;•*.••:* If you were in Swea City and heard the clatter of horses hooves there last Thursday evening; about 10 .p.m.—it wasn't .cavalry. Eight senior Girl'JScouts, together' With six of the x Kaltvedt sons, were enjoying a horseback.ride, after Which they had lunch -at the home of th^ir leader, Mrs Ralph Walker, at her home 1& miles southwest of Swea City. •'-»•• • • * * - • * • . The mallbag brings a "news release" : from' 'Lpveland, Colo, (courtesy of Chamber of Commerce), ' informing Us that Leon Laird is in that area on a vacation, and incidentally visited the Thompson .irrigation project./, can't help but combine a little business with pleasure, can you Leon. * * * Our congratulations.' also, lo Clarence and Maxine Huff of Sexton ... reason: arrival of Michael Ray, Aug. 1, weight 8 Ibs. 14% ouncas... if the Sexton news, written by The Village Gossip, happens to be a little brief for the time being, the arrival of Michael Ray may explain it. » * • .» Someone is passing out little leaflets around town with this inscription: "Money isn't everything but it's away ahead of .whatever is in sec, ond place." *,*..* Sometimes politics can be carried a bit too far. Over at Chetek, Wis., a former resident who comes from a long time of Democrats deeded some property to the towrt for a streetpbut in the deed specified that the street must be named "Darned Republican Street." It happens that Chetek is a strong Republican-community. ••The city fathers are debating the legal aspects . of accepting' ,the property but giving the street a different name. \ = . * * * '• • Up at Buffalo Center the other evening; Post 21 of the, American Legion awarded a - : life? membership", to J;- D.X- Lowe> Algona'altbrheyv* Jormi-ri eTlesiaent*b:l BuTfalo Center, and founder of that Legion post. It seems that right after World War I, Joe heard of the Legion's formation at Paris, France, and took immediate steps to. apply for a charier for Buffalo Center. The result was the low post num- , ber of 21. Mr Lowe moved to Algona in 1934. * * * Two local schoolmasters who "borrowed" a gladiolus from a neighbor's yard won second place honors with it at a glad show in Waterloo recently. The neighbor tyaB away on vacation at the time. She wouldn't have minded the actions of the two men had they at least entered the flower in her riame instead of theirs. * * * Mayor Linda has a lot of people on her neck for her view on parking meters, but she has instigated some worthwhile projects that no one is kicking about. One of them is the raising of the' gutter in front of the post office so that the bumpers of cars no longer screach as they hit the curb. It'll save wearing away of the curb, which already has a lot of nicks in it. * * * Salt in your coffee?. That may sound pretty awful, but Lloyd Wellendorf has a different opinion. For years Lloyd has been putting a couple dashes of salt in his cup of coffee. He says this cuts out the bitter taste of the coffee. And it does, too, we've tried it. Lloyd has convert^ ed many a coffee gulper into using salt. Try it and see what you think. * * » Claude Lawrence, editor of the Livermore Star, reports a new species of fish showing up in the Des Moines river. It is a paddlefish, also called the spoonbill catfish. They are rare species for inland waters in Iowa, and a primitive fish with a skeleton entirely cartilage. They run up to 200 Ibs in weight, and are usually found in only two river drainages in the world, the Mississippi Valley and the Yangtze Valley in China. They might make a good subject for a Congressional investigation, eh Claude. * * * Walked into the postoffice Sunday morning about 9 a.m. and Lyle Black had just finished shining all the brass on the boxes, cleaning the floor, and otherwise miaking things spic and span... Sunday evidently isn t a holiday for everyone. The plain statement of economic facts from the Studebaker Motor Corp. the other day must have been a surprise to others^ as it was to us. Evidently things are not all cream and honey m some of our large industrial centers, although we haven t heard about it before through our usual news sources. * * * Famous Last Line—Bring on the sweet corn! ESTABLISHED 1863 Xfttered u swond cUrt matter at th« postoMiee at Aigona, I6wa, Nov. i, 1932, under A«t of omgteM of March a, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1954 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES Plus 12-Page Tabloid VOL. 91 - NO. 32 Youth Near Death After Car Crash To Construct New Shelter For Fair 4-H Livestock A new shelter-type building to house 4-H livestock will be erected shortly to take care of increased entries for the 1954 Kossuth County Fair, Lou Nitchals, fair secretary, said Monday. ' '.-.'. Much of'the work will be done by volunteer help, he said. .; Indications are for a record- breaking entry, list in all departments, especially livestock. • . In the meantime, the entertainment • program was pretty well rounded out for, the exposition, which will be held for four days, August 18 through August 21, Wednes-: /day through Saturday. On Wednesday, Aug. 18, the main afternoon grandstand program will bei big car auto racing, with a field of highly rated New Elevators '-•..- • . • x Change Skyline L-Rock, Fenton drivers coming here for the event. That evening Mario Show Productions wil present "Fair Vogues of 1954." \ Algona business places will close all afternoon, Wednesday, Aug. 18, to cooperate with the 1954 Kossuth County Fair, it was decided Friday afternoon at 'a meeting of the closing committee. Thursday afternoon, the first of two days of stock car racing wijl be the main afternoon event.' The Mario shows will present the .evening grandstand program. Friday, Which will be Kossuth County Day with special privileges for the 1 children, there will be a free baseball games, and at 8:30 p.m. the annual livestock parade wil take place in front of the grandstand, followed by a Home Talent Minstrel show. Saturday, the closing day of the fair, sale of prize livestock will be held starting at. 8:30 a.m. That 'afternoon there .will be more stock car races and Saturday night an entirely new show, "Tournament of Thrills", will be offered. A premium list totaling $6,000 in- cash is offered to exhibitors this year. . General admission for those over 1 10 will be 50 cents, and grandstand admissions will, be' 75 cents both "afternoon and evening. \ 100 Compete In Boys Club 4- Demonstration The skylines of both Lone Rock and Fenton have changed greatly this summer, and the above pictures explain why. In the upper picture is the new 160.000 bushel elevator just constructed by the Lone Rock Co- Operative Elevator Co. of which Lorenz Geitzenauer is manager. The elevator expected to be in use this week. Manager Geitzenauer announced that an Open House to which the public is invited will be held Saturday, Aug. 14. Coffee ana lunch will be served, and Ralph and Earl Ibberson of the construction firm which built the elevator will fly to Lone Rock for the day. In the second picture (bottom) is the new 160,000 bushel elevator nearing completion for the Fention Co-Operative Elevator Co. of which Fred Mortenson is manager. Both structures, overshadowing all other buildings in their communities, can be seen from miles away. (Algona Upper Des Moines newsfoto). 12 Page Tabloid With UDM Today August's l?-page Farm & Home rotogravure tabloid comes with today's Algona Upper Des Moines. The homemaker will find a variety of interesting recipes timely for this month. If you happen to be a turkey raiser you'll enjoy 9 story on turkey management and Suasn Lowe has an interesting feature "Security on the Greenwood Boys 4-H Club showed "How to make an electric fan portable" to win top honors in the '4-H boy's county demonstration contest Thursday evening, Aug. 5, at Burt with 100 in attendance. James was one of the top contenders in last year's contest also when he and Kenneth Heldorfer demonstrated "What to do in case of fire." ' Second^ place honors went to Roger Sinnwell of the St. Joe Trojans Club on "Scrap to Light." Third place winner was Billy Wilhelmi of 'the Greenwood Boys Club. i Members arid their demonstrations that will represent Kossuth County at the Iowa State Fair are David Kollasch with "How to make and repair an extension cord" and Kenneth Heldrofer on "How to make an electric motor portable." The top three winners are ineligible to go to the .State Fair either because they are younger than' the minimum age or they have not presented demonstrations the required number of years. Roger Lawrence, Assistant State 4-H Boy's Leader, Ames, judged the contest. Local club leaders having teams in the contest were — Arlie Banwart, Garfield; Earl Zwiefel, Portland; Ervin Borchardt, Fenton; Dave Friets, Lakota; Gerald Soderberg, Greenwood; Gene Nurre, Ramsey; Cecil Thoreson, Swea- Harrison; and Bernard Thilges, St. Joe Trojans. Members receiving blue ribbons were Billy Wilhelmi, Greenwood; David Kollasch, Greenwood; Kenneth Heldorfer, Greenwood; James Antoine, Jr., Greenwood; and Roger Sinnwell, St. Joe. Receiving red ribbons were Robert Fisher, Gerald Girres, John Helleseth, Garfield; Darryl. Sparks, Merlyn Bartlett, Portland; Roger Dreyer, Billy Jentz, Jr., Fenton; Larry Trenary, Richard Friets, Lakota; Maurice Menke, Greenwood; Kenneth Heldorfer, Greenwood; Gene Nurre, John Kemna, Ramsey; James Goche, Melvin DeGeeter, Ramsey; James Hardt, Glendon Peterson, Ronald Linde, Lois McGregor, Swea- Harrison. Those receiving white ribbons were John Looft and Robert Friets, Lakota. Seneca Saddle Rodeo On Sunday Seneca Saddle Club's big Rodeo is scheduled for next Sunday, Aug. 15, at .the Algona Airport. As a special attraction, Eddie Stattelman and his rope act will be offered, as well as 11 other events scheduled. They include bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, calf and bull roping, calf riding, stock horse class, 4-leaf clover race, pickup race, wild cow milking, musical chair, and balloon breaking for women. The show starts at 1:30 p.m. In case of rain. Aug. 22 has been set lor the event. Algona Schools To Reopen On September 1 Rearrangement of Bur Routes Is Now In Process Wednesday, Sept. 1, is the day — of the opening of school, that is. An announcement from Algona Community School District Supt. O. B. Laing last Saturday, arid to be found in detail in today's Upper Des Moines, makes _all facts known about the coming, year. All students are to report at 9 a.m. September 1 for a half day session. Thursday and Friday Of that first week will be full days, with no classes to be held, Labor Day, Monday, September 6. ' > Kindergarten classes will be half-day sessions, as in the past and assignments; to forenoon 6r afternoon sections .will-be made the opening day, and will' be m accordance with the preference of parents, if possible. Children entering Kindergarten must be 1 five years of age on or'before October 15, 1954, and the'ale requirement for first graders six years on or before the same'date. Eleven Bus Routes , '; Eleven rural bus'routes will ."go into operation the first day tit school, and parents of rural students will be notified prior/to that time of the route schedule,' etc. Rural students will arbitrarily be assigned to morning or afternoon sections to fit the bus schedules for kindergarten. • ;' t' The districts for assigning elementary pupils who live in Algona ;are the same as last, year, :&ith two exceptions! Third: War4 will .add^grade-He and: Luc4a>'ty£iiJ%-% •will' a^d,%r¥<fe-5V~-AH sixth Safe students will attend Bryant* ; It, was noted,, by superintendent Laing that two special meetings have been scheduled for pupils entering junior and senior hign school for the first time. Students enrolling in seventh or eighth grade are asked to report at the high school junior study hall, Saturday, August 28 at 9 a.m., and those entering high school for the Jjirst time 'are expected to attend a special meeting at the high school Wednesday evening, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. Kindergarten Note Parents of new .kindergarten and grade school students should report name, address, grade and other information to the superintendent's office not later than Friday, August 21. name, address, grade and other information to the superintendent's office not later than Friday, August 21. All textbooks are purchased by the school and rented to students on a non-profit basis, and the hot lunch program at noon eacn school day will again be featured. Indian Day At Tyke Saturday Saturday is the big day at Titonka, when the annual Indian Day celebration will be held. The entertainment will begin the preceding evening. Major attraction will be the street parade at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. At 1 and 8 p.m. there will be free acts on an elevated platform on Main St. At 2:30 I p.m. there will be a baseball game between Bancroft and Corwith Junior Legion teams. Ottosen Festival Begins Thursday Ottosen's annual two day celebration gets underway Thursday, Aug. 12 and will continue through Friday. Baseball games will bring Ottosen and Armstrong together Thursday, while Ottosen will play the Algona KCs Friday. Free evening entertainment is planned and a dance will be held each evening. Lumund Wilcox, Jefferson, and a candidate for Congress, will be the principal speaker at the Friday evening program. All Aboard For Dollar Days gfo"H»..'*°>?JC-^ "*':?_• .'™?;*&*> l +j r - f ~ : '- '.'. ''* : t.',i« '^£ 'j.''..\^"'^ '*'^*^~*' r r^»r.;£.S^^*-'^v-'>,''.: ::i ''i.-*vi*>...---"----T*~>^*-« '•''^.* v ^'* r V^**^*"«--^' i :t^^r^>?'V*^%^f^T^«* ; -y " '"-Heady for Days? In the above picture taken by Nels Isaacson aria- iw6 : of'ihe "key' men involved in the big August Dollar Days event to be held in Algona next Friday and Saturday, and they're enlisting the help of two very attractive young Algona ladies to see that the Dollar Days placard advertising gets prominently posted this week. In the picture, left to right, are Bill Ressler, who is chairman of the promotion committee, of the Chamber of Commerce, Darlene Skogstrom and Marcia Cowan, who volunteered to assist in getting the placards properly posted, and at the .right Dick Phillips, president of the Chamber of Commerce. In today's Upper Des Moines you'll find out more about Dollar Days and what they mean to your pocketbook, • Mat Hentges Services Held Here Monday Funeral service's for Mathias Hentges, 75, Algona, were held at St. Cecelia's Catholic church Monday morning at 9 a.m. Mr Hentges died during the night last Friday at his home at 421 East Call. Father Harold Cooper said the Mass, and burial followed in Calvary cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Mathias Hentges was born July 14, 1879, and moved to a farm southwest of Algona in 1899. He was married in 1903 to Katherine Juchen, and she preceded him in death. Mr Hentges moved to Algona after his retirement. He is survived by five sons and three daughters. They are: Mrs Raymond Riddle (Mildred), Grand Meadow, Minn.; Mrs Harvey Laurenson (Susan), Camarillo, Cal.; Mrs Alex Burghardt (Irene), Algona; Clarence, Whittemore; Raymond, San Gabriel, Cal.; Matt, Jr., Cedar Rapids and Dominic and Oscar, Algona. A brother, Pete, Dubuque, also survives. Pallbearers were Howard and Mervin Hentges, James and Lawrence Heidersclu idt, Merle Bilyeu and Paul Kisch. John Ulfers Dies • John Ulfers, former resident here a few years ago, died at his home in Lewistown, Idaho, Wednesday. The son Charles Ulfers and oldest son Bill went to Minneapolis, Minn., and were joined by Charles' brother Howard who accompanied them to Lewistown. Interment was at Lewistown. PHON11100 - YOUR NEWSPAPiR Winner pi 14 State (c National Awards, 1950-1954 Including General Excellence, Jpwa Press Ass'n. 1*53 Offer Free Dollar Bills In City On Dollar Days Shoppers — men, women and children alike — are going to have a chance to.strike "pay dirt" in Algona next Friday and Saturdayl In addition to offering red-hot bargains throughout the town, something new is being added by Algona merchants as a Dollar Days attraction — the giving away of hundreds of crisp, new dollar bills. Each store is cooperating by offering these new dollar bills. All.anyone has to do is register his or her name at the different stores on Friday and Saturday, Algona Dollar Days. Names may be registered at as many stores as anyone wishes to visit — for every store is giving away dollar bills. At 9:30 p. m. Saturday night, drawings for the many winners will be held in each store. Those whose names are drawn do not have to be present at any of the drawings to win, for the crisp new dollar bills will be mailed to all winners by the Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the merchants following the drawings. That isn't all, either — all those same stores will be bulging at the seams with attractive Dollar Days specials. No purchases are necessary, however, for eligibility in the dollar bill drawings. So bring the family to Algona Friday and Saturday, and let them join the "dollar bill" fun! ' Elsewhere in today's Upper Des Moines is found further information on the big Dollar Days event, together with news of the dozens and dozens of bargains — all well worth looking over. D-Moines Man Is Unconscious Over 48 Hours Car Plunges From Rood At Sharp Curve In Wesley A 20-year-old Des Moines youth was near death, following an auto accident just west of Wesley, at 9:35 p.m. Saturday evening. His companion, Joan Anderson, 18, also of Des Moines, was less seriously injured and was released from St. Ann hospital in Algona, Monday morning. The youth, Merle Murphy, was still unconscious ,Monday, and was transferred from St. Ann to the Veterans hospital in Des Moines. It was feared he had a blood clot on the brain, as well as other injuries. ' Car Went 219 Feet Deputy Sheriff Don Wood, so far as he could determine from tire tracks and other evidence, • said the car left the pavement on highway 18, just as the road turns sharply south for a few yards before entering Wesley, and plunged end over end for 219 feet before coming to a stop in a field. Both Murphy and the girl were thrown from the machine. The girl said she was asleep in the ,back seat at the time of the mishap. The young couple was returning to Des Moines from Spirit Lake. . Murphy's injuries included fracturesj and internal injuries of ,a serious nature. He was unconscious when found after the crash, remained that >,way through an ambulance ride to Algona, and during his hospitalization here. The Jboy's father arrived there ;S;uhday« morning. k Wesley people, including Town. Marshal Hilbert and Roy KoU- asch; assisted and called, both the ambulance and the sheriff's office. Murphy is reported to be a floral designer in Des Moines. His car, a 1951 Dodge club coupe, was towed into Wesley and was badly damaged. The girl suffered severance of a cord in one heel, and other cuts and bruises. She was able to return to Des Moines, Monday, also. Howard Genrich Gets M.A. Degree Howard Genrich, a 1943 graduate of Algona high school, received his Master's Degree in educational administration this summer from Arizona State College, Flagstaff, Ariz. He is here now visiting his parents, Mr and Mrs E. A. Genrich. Mrs Genrich also attended summer school at Arizona State College. Howard has a contract with a Long Beach, Cal., school to teach eighth grade science. Howard's wife remained in California while he visited here. Mrs E. A. Genrich has signed a contract to teach this fall in the school at Anaheim, Cal., which is about 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The Genriches expect to move out to California as soon as business affairs here can be arranged. Dramatic Treat Dramatic interpretations of Biblical passages will be presented by Barbara Hudson Powers in the Burt Presbyterian church Sunday evening, Aug. 15, starting at 7:30 o'clock. Everyone is most welcome to attend, said the Rev. K. F. McKenzie, pastor. Mrs Powers is visiting her sister, Mrs Mary Helen Yeoman, in Algona. She is a former resident of Al gona and Fort Dodge. WEATHER It was pretty livable in these parts all week, and then along came summer on Monday. The weekly weather record from H. Nolle shows that temperatures ranged from 75 to 79 for six days, and then shot up to 85 yesterday, wth only .13 inch of rain registered for the week. Date R Hi t. Aug. 3 ..79 58 Aug. 4 76 60 Aug. 5 77 59 Aug. 6 78 56 Aug. 7 (.13) 75 62 Aug. 8 -_.. 79 61 Aug. 9 85 62 The rain received during the week did a lot of good, according to most reports. Licenses To Wed Three licenses to wed have been issued in the past week in the clerk of court's office here. They went to the following. Aug. 2 — Duane Meyer, Lakota, and Velma D. Dobson, Elmore, Minn. Aug. 4 — Wayne H. Boettcher, and Delores Jean Finnestad, Fenton. I Aug. 6 — Wm. H. Hartley, Boone, and Marguerite Skilling, Algona. Over 400 Cattle Are 4-H Entries The biggest and best exhibit of 4-H and F.F.A. livestock awaits the -folks that attend this year's Kossuth County Fair, August 1821. Entry day is Tuesday, August 17. Entries are to be in by O:BU p.m. 4-H baby beeves should be in before 3:00 p.m. Livestock and exhibit entries to date in the boy's division Include — 300 baby beeves, 8 beef heifers, 40 dairy heifers, 20 purebred swine litters, 36 market litters, 25 pens of sheep, 8 pens of poultry, 5 light horse projects, 4 safety booths, 2 electric entries, 1 bee project and one agronomy booth. Fair program is as follows: Wed., August 18, 9:00 a.m. — Judging of beef, Floral Hall and Girl's Club exhibits. Thurs., August 19, 9:00 a.m. — Judging of dairy, swine and girls' club exhibits; 10:00 a.m. — Judging of sheep; 11:00 a.m. — Judging of rabbits and poultry. Friday, Aug. 20, 9:00 a.m. — Judging continues; 1:00 p.m. — Judging of colts and pleasure horses to be followed by special entertainment by the Saddle clubs of Kossuth county; 6:30 p.m. — Livestock Parade. Kossuth County's boys and girls will entertain you with the finest animals that this great County can produce. • Saturday, Aug. 21, 8:30 a.m. — Sale of prize livestock. Algona Girl, 18 Wins Scholarship Joy Lee Hutzell, 18, recently received a $400 scholarship from the National Methodist Foundation of Nashville, Tenn. Miss Hutzell is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Lawrence Hutzell and is a 1954 graduate of AHS. She plans to use the scholarship to attend Cornell College, Mt Vernon, la., this fall. The scholarship was awarded to Joy Lee on the basis of her higit school grados, contribution to the local church and the district and on recommendation from her pastor, the Rev. Harry Whyte, and other citizens of Algona. Miss Hutzell plans on either a religious education or a nursing career.

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