The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 31, 1954 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 31, 1954
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. of fliatcary Is Your Picture Circled? If So You Win $1 By Russ Waller ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered as second class matter -at the postoffice at • Algona, Iowa. Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1954 2 SEGTIONS-16 PAGES VOL. 91 - NO. 35 Public School Opens Here 1: Watch For Kids County Attorney Lou Nitchals had a caller the other day who had a particular wish in mind to obtain a little favor which had certain dubious legal angles to it. . along the way, wishing tcr perhaps influence the final decision,' the visitor told the County Attorney "and I think ,1 dan do you a lot of good in the election this fall." Nitchals said nothing —and the visitor departed ^.without the favor, and also without knowing that the County, Attorney is one of those fortunate 1 , souls who is. running for reelection this «».fall*without any opposition. ? . " ' . '» .' '» .•*'-..' Last week was a week of unusual meals, far as your reporter Is concerned... it began last Thursday evening, when John Lande and Bob .Chambeis and the J. & L. Motor crew put on a corn feed and steak fry for the boys from other motor firms and wholesale motor supply houses at the Algona airport... the problem was to stop eating... even a near-cloudburst failed to slow down the consumption of roasted corn served piping hot and dipped in pans of melted butter, and steaks that sizzled over a, charcoal fire ... but Friday noon it was .something else again. Virg.Smith, put on a baked sturgeon dinner forv Mor-Gro, Inc. -officers , and the Taylor boys who have taken over the local distribution and application end of the business, and a few other guests at Frank & Em's ... from then on into Sunday we were unable to handle anything heavier at mealtime than soup. * » • The Old Tinier says learn from the mistakes of others—you won't live long enough to make them all yourself. . * * » Speaking .of statistics and figures, George Balluff who han- ' dies the Decker Co. stockyards arid buying station here, also did some arithmetic after the recent 4-H baby beef sale at the fair.- He discovered that his'firm had purchased 55 calves with a total weight of 53,615 Ibs. and a total purchase price of $12,880.04 ... George thinks the auctioneers did a pretty good job. *. * * And before we let the auction at the fair pass into history, we have another interesting little sidelight... Ray Beamish bought the 4-H baby beef that was . raised by Paula Priebe, 13, daughter of Mr and Mrs Berl Priebe ... the girl and her sister are the only feminine members of the Plum Creek Boys 4-H club ... the calf was processed at the Hormel plant in Austin, Minn, and had a yield of 67.20 percent of total live weight—the national record is something like 68 percent ... we pass this along just in case anyone thinks that the raising of quality livestock is a monopoly held by the men and boys. • » * A former 'Kossuth county man, Donald Weaver, who moved to Arkansas some years ago, has been named as the "Farmer of the Month" by the Northwest Arkansas Times, published at Fayetteville, Ark. The paper carried a nice three column cut of Don. The Weavers have 160 acres, raise about 20,000 broilers per year, and 'have a dairy herd of Jerseys and Holsteins... the drouth of the past three years has hurt, but the Weavers have weathered it all, and are optimistic about the future. FWOQIJ* evtr, ^Safety, transportation and hot lunches, are among the last-minute items dealing with the opening of the Algona* Community Schools tomorVow (Wednesday), Sept. 1, according to Supt. O. B. Laing. A half day of school will be held in the morning, and the reg-: ular Wuses will make their rounds, picking up -.ajjd. delivering stu.-. dents before and after the morning session. Regular full-day schedules will begin the following day. First on the 'agenda of items of importance isf safety. This problem is especially.-foremost during the first; few weeks after school opens. •-'•'• It was noted by Supt. Laing that high school students wij;h driver'•permits, which .allow the- student tov'drivV to an,d from school, should do just "'that — leave the car parked at the school from arrival in the morning to departure after school. The school lunch program will get underway, Thursday, Sept. 2, and prices for meals are the same as last year,'when bought by the week. For grade students it is 25c per day arid for high school 30c. It is a nickel more when,paid for each day. All elementary students, will, be taken by bus from their school at noon to the annex, where the meals are served, and'^back under the supervision of teachers. Air students'living outside the incorporated city limits of Al- gont will be transported by the 11 school buses. It-will take several days to stabilize, and change bvis routes due • to the 1 fact some people -have moved into the area since the routes, were laid out. Elementary students will attend Lucia Wallace, Bryant or Third' Ward as noted in the school announcements ' in the August 10 issue of the Upper Des Moines. Rural students are being distributed to the different schools according to the number of students' already enrolled. Rural persons can rest assured, in cases where more than one child from a family are enrolled, that th'e children, will go to the same school, with the exception of sixth grade. All sixth grade students will attend Bryant. Organizational faculty meetings were held Saturday afternoon, Monday and today in preparation 'for the first day of school. Geo.A.Shick Rites Held In Moberly, Mo. George Andrew Schick, a former resident, died Aug. 20 at Moberly, -Mo., where he had been hospitalized for the past 45 days. He was born Aug. 8, 1894,. at Algona, a son of Henry and Anna Miller Schick. He was married to Anna Smith _ of Sexton, who survives him, ^s'well as one son, John, of Williamsburg, Mo. The widow lives at Mexico,'Mo. Three sisters and one brother, also survive. They are Minnie, Henry and Ada of Algona, and Mrs Anna Mueller of. Blis.sfield; Mich. Military funeral rites were held Sunday, Aug. 22, at Mexico, Mo. Mr Schick was an overseas veteran of World War I. Attending the services from here were Mr and Mrs John Miller, Mr. and Mrs Henry Schick, and Minnie and Ada Schick, and also Mrs Bertha Johnson of Dixon, 111. Spots Smoke On Roof, Saves Farm Titonka — A roof fire at the farm home of Bernard McGuire was halted by the Titonka fire department, after an alert passerby saw unusual smoke coming from a chimney. Richard Brown of Woden was driving by the McGuire home and saw the smoke. He stopped his car and went into the house, Friday evening about 7:30 p.m. The McGuires called the Titonka fire department, who made a fast run and caught the fire after it had succeeded in burning a large hole in the roof. Defective wiring is believed to have caused the blaze. Froctyres Ankle, Bancroft— Dorothy Ditsworth slipped at her home, last Thursday, and fractured an'ankje. is now m a cast- and Lqbor Day Closing The Algona postoffice, „.__ both Algojia banks, will be closed for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6. Most Algon* business pjaqes will likewise be closed. Is Your Photo Circled? If So You Win A Buck At the recent Kossuth County Fair, a UDM camera man took a group of photos of folks attending the fair. From this assortment we. made up the composite group you find at the top of this page. If you are in one of these pictures, and your face is one of 15 circled, you win $1 in cash. All you have to do is stop in at the Algona Upper Des Moines office in Algona and collect your gift. The person in the picture must come in to be identified, however. Better take another look — are you there? L. J, Jergens Sr., West Bend, Dies Funeral services for Lewis J. Jergens Sr. 83, were held Monday, A"g. 30, at the Peace Lutheran church in West Bend, with Rev. E. E. Greene officiating. Burial was in the West Bend cemetery. Mr Jergens died last Friday at his home after an illness of three weeks, as the result of a heart condition. He had been a resident of West Bend for the past 35 years. Surviving are his wife, Anna; two daughters and four sons, Mrs Ed Banwart of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs Herman Maahs of Emmetsburg; Howard, Lewis Jr., and Frank Jergens, all of West Bend; and George Jergens of Whittemore. Also surviving are 26 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and one brother, Andrew Jergens of Rutland. Mr Jergens was preceded in death by a son, Carl, who died at the age of 14, also an infant son and daughter. Mr$Wm.fiath Services Held At Good Hope Last' rites, were held today (Tuesday,) for Mrs William Rath, 54, Burt, at the Good Hope-Methodist Church at 2 p.m: Rev. Ralph ^itte.rman officiated at the services, and burial followed in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, Algona. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. . Mrs Rath died suddenly at the Rath farm home, 3 miles southeast of Burt, Saturday morning, following a lingering illness. Esther Viola Johnson, daughter of John A. and Alma Johnson, was born December 27, 1899 at Algona. She was married 4o William Rath March 24, 1921 at Algona, and the couple lived for a while north of Algona, later moving to their farm home near Burt. Survivors include Mr Rath, a daughter, Mrs Keith B|race (Charlene), LuVerne, and a grandson, Keven Brace. Two sisters also survive. They are Mrs Chris Omholt (Ellen), Fort Shaw, Montana, and Mrs Orlan Rutledge (Myrtle), Algona. A brother, Walter, died in 1949. Mrs Rath was very active in church work until her health failed. Pallbearers were William Broderson, Sylvester Arndorfer, Jens Sorenson, Walter Campney and Kenneth and Keith Strayer. Anderson, Wolf, Fangmcm Reelected To Head A.S.C Voted In Ballot For Tw. Posts County County Resident 70 Years Dies Bancroft —Rites for Mrs Clara Wanda Keller, 83, a resident 01 the county for the past 70 years, were held at the Baptist church in Bancroft, today, Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Aug. Post officiating. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery at Bancroft. Mrs Keller was born Jan. 17, 1871, at Whiteside, 111. and her family were pioneer residents. She succumbed to a lingering illness at St. Ann hospital Sunday. Surviving are three children, Elmer of Austin, Minn., Mrs Jee (Lepna) Halverson of Fenton, and Julia at home. One sister, Mrs Ollie Berkholz of Lohrville, also survives. Her husband preceded her in death in February of 1953. Casket bearers were Glen Cowing, Vern Austin, Lawrence Schiltz, Kenneth Distworth, Joe Menke and John Brink. Swea Editor Is Hospital Patient Swea City — Bob Schwartz, editor of the Swea City Herald, underwent surgery at* Holy Family hospital last week. * H. V. Clark, editor of the Bancroft Register, assisted in getting out a four-page edition of the Herald OQ Aug. p. Boys, 14, Admit Grocery Theft Three 14-year-old West Bend boys have admitted the theft of about $196 from the Jensen-Bolstad grocery at West Bend during broad daylight, Aug. 24. The boys took the money from the cash register in the morning and were arrested that afternoon in an alley back of the store by Sheriff Dick Miller of Palo A:to county. Richard I. Anderson, Ledyard, was re-elected chairman of the Kossuth County ASC committee during .the county convention H<$ld; -at> the Farm Bureau* buijd- ing" in Algona Monday morning.' Gebrge Wolf, LuVerne, and Andrew Fangman, Bancroft, were both re-elected, Wolf to the vice chairmanship which Fangman held previously. Two newcomers to Jhe county committee, Frank • Ryerson, Burt, and Donald Bollig, Fenton, were named as first and second alternates. respectively. "A change in a previous ruling nade it possible for Fangman tc re-elected to the committee tt was announced early in July ;hat no farmers who had served ;hree or more consecutive years either on a township or county committee could be given backing n this year's elections. Remove 3 Year Ban A wire from C. C. Glenn, administrative officer of the state ASC office, which was received August 26, stated — "Three year ior service restriction in eligibility of county committeemen las been revoked." This announcement gave the go-ahead to .o-.vnship commifteemen to select men they thought should have :he jobs, due to experience, rather than making changes necessary. ' The three-year rule still applies ;o township committeemen. Anderson, Wolf, Fangman, Ryerson and Bollig will meet tomorrow morning (Wednesday) to select an office manager for the local ASC headquarters. It is probable that Herman Studer, manager for several year.*, will be retained at that post. Thursday the five committeemen journey to Des Moines foi a state instructional meeting, which will aid in advising the new committeemen just exactly how the ASC operates most effectively. A total of 26 out of 28 townships had voting members present at the convention Monday. Only Sherman and Springfield were Will Appeal Two Assault Fines Two men, Robert G. Meine, Whittemore and Stanley Opheim, Algona, were fined $100 and costs each on a charge of assault in Mayor Linda Clapsaddle's court Monday afternoon. H. F. Frisledt, lawyer for the men. notified the mayor immediately after the Irial that an appeal would be made, and if it is done, 1 he case will be heard in a future term of district The court cases arose as a result of an nltor cation in front of the home of Charles B. Devine at 304 W. Nebraska at 3 a. m. Sunday morning. - ' Devine is commander and club manager of the local VFW Post. He stated that ill feeling existed between Opheim, Meine and himself as a result of his ousting the two from the clubrooms several weeks ago. The two paid a visit to the Devine home after Devine arrived there Sunday morning, and after some harsh language, Devine struck Meine twice, knocking him down. • ' , . • Meine denied being knocked down, and stated he was present to talk .over things between the three men peacefully. Both. Mejne.and Opheim denied any use of abusivei language, .except by T-V • . vi ; ••!."•'j '_• ._ j-«:«—j- .,,„„*. 4« T3rt*x'«"/"Mi'il-* 'aAnftt «f tnMrn tiftnr> fha VTTvir pTneipH. nnn Wmlrt $5,129 Asked of Insurance Firm A damage suit asking $5,129.9-5 has been filed in Kossuth district court by Loretta E. Bruch as guardian .of Mary A. Bruch against the Iowa Home Mutual Casualty Co. The suit arises over an element of liability of the defendant company, which is disputed, as the result of an accident Aug. 18 1952. Several previous suits bas>d on the sajne accident have been settled in prior actions Attorneys for the plaintiff demanding § jury not represented: The meeting was called to .. . - . - . Devine. Devine arid some friends went to Pete's — »^»- i - — ?~ — --,/ -™ •«- — — . , — . — - -- - J_j ~" *-V,.i..>^ .*, south' of town after the VFW closd, iVC VlilC. J~f\, YJHC UliV* l3\St 11C J.l*V,*i«kJ IT %*•* V W • *.->» Mr v .».«• •.-»».,.,- -. — - _ . there, saw Meine sitting in a booth. The two didn't speak, but according to Opheim, who stated he was in the front seat of his car parked at Pete's, Devine made a statement directed at h:m when he (Devine) came outside. Devine denied even seeing Opheim. ,.,.-*.,. j After going out to the Chrome,' Meine said, he thought it would be a good idea if tho two at them went to Devine's house, and if there was a light on, stop to discuss it wjth Devine. There was a light on, so Meine yelled for Devine to come outside. Devine went outside, and said he told the two to beat it, but Memo kept walking towards him. Following the two blows, Devine called for the police, and Policeman Abner Egh responded, ending up with the pair and Devine at the police station. Meine stated that Devine used abusiva language on both of them at the station. . „,.,.,. x The appeal, if filed, will possibly be heard during the September term ot district court. Titonka; Prairie—Dan E. Froehlich, St. Benedict; Ramsey—Con J. Schultz, Bancroft; Riverdale— Anton Becker, Bode; Seneca- Donald Bollig, Fenton; Swea— Reuben Holcomb, Swea City; Union — Fred W. Plumb,, Lone Rock; Wesley—Andrew G. Rels- ing, Wesley; and Whittemore— Charles M. Bonnann, West Bend. More than 1400 votes were cast during the township committee mail election which was completed August 20. order by Studer, and Ryerson was appointed temporary chairman and Clarence Brandt, Titonka, temporary secretary. John Burton, county farm Bureau chief and Leon Laird, soil conservation fieldm'an, members of the county election committee, were present. Townships Delegates Representatives of the 26 townships who participated in the voting were: Buffalo — Clarence Brandt, Titonka; Burt— Frank L. Ryerson, Burt; Cresco— W. H. Bosworth, Algona; Eagle- Walter O'Green, Armstrong; Fenton—Kenneth Bellinger, Fenton; Grant—John Richardson, Ledyard; Greenwood—Linus Vaske, Bancroft. Harrison—Hollis Beadle, Bancroft; Hebron—Buryl Berg, Elmore; Jrvington—-Robert Mayer, Algona; Ledyard—Fred Christ, Lakota; Lincoln—Louis Wingert, Buffalo Center; Lotts Creek- Leo KsJJascb, Algona; LuVerne, —Henry Weber, Cwwith; pium " Mawdsley, Jr., L. H. Swea Votes On $279,000 Bond Issue, Sept. 2 Swea City —Voters in the Swea City community school district will go to the polls Thursday, Sept, 2, to approve or disapprove the issuing of $279,000 in bonds for constructing and equipment additions to the present school and purchasing land to be added to the present site. Voting will take pkce at Legion Hall, with polls from noon to 7 p.m. Absence voters are asked to cast the : r ballot with school board secretary M e 1 Krumm, and any voter needing transportation to the polls is asked to call either the Chevrolet or Ford garage, who will furnish cars and drivers for the purposes. Baby sitters for mothers needing them during absence to vote will be supplied upon request to the school. With the possible number of qualified voters in the re-organized district being somewhere between 1000 andllOO, it is hoped that a record vote will be cast. 2000 Tour St. Cecelia's At Open House Sunday An estimated 2,000 visitors attended the Open HouS ( 0 held Sunday afternoon and evening at the new St. Cecelia s Catholic church,' here. Open house hours were from 2 to 5 p. m. and 7 to 8:30 p. m. Msgr. P. P. Goaren received the visitors at the entrance where they registered, and Father Harold Cooper, assistant priest, explained the significance of the altar and its construction. Members of the parish and Presentation Sisters assisted in explanations at various points on the lour of the church. The Catholic ladies served light refreshments to the visitors in the Academy, following their inspection of the new church. Formal dedication and consecration of the church will take place Thursday, Sept. 9, when Bishop Mueller of the Sioux City diocese will be here, as well as many other church dignitaries. Lakota Principal In Close Call Lakota Patrick Hard, Lakota high principal, had a narrow escape last week when his car was wrecked about 10 miles south of Fairmont. He was injured and taken to Estherville for treatment. , Details of the mishap are not known. Mr Hard was later released and went to the home of his parents in Emmetsburg, and his wife joined him there. Still Need $900 For Vet Memorial The drive for funds for the Veteran's Memorial plaque, which will be installed in the new courthouse, is still about $900 short of the goal. Three contributors from Swea City, not previously listed, raised the total to $1522 of the $2400 necessary. William Barger gave $5, and Sam Heathershaw and Harold Fischer,- Sr. each contri- bnted $10. Mr Fischer is the father of jet ace Harold Fischer who is being held by the Chinese reds, Wedding Licenses To Six Couples Licenses to wed were issued to six couples the past week in the office of Alma Pearson, clerk of the district court. They went to the following: Aug. 24—Jos. W. Kramer and Mary Helen Goche, Bancroft. Aug. 25 — Herbert Hackbarth, Whittemore, and Joanne Meyer, Burt; Myron A. Voehl, Lakefield, Minn., and Beverly Jean Bussie, Burt. Aug. 27 — Cletus Studer and Colleen Reising, Wesley. Aug. 28—Arthur Zeimet, Swea City, and Edna Kunkel, LuVerne. Aug. 30 — Harold Bormann, Bode, and Irene Kollasch, Whittemore. 8 Cattle Killed Lakota—During a severe electrical storm, Wednesday morning, eight head of cattle were struck by lightning and killed on the Arvid Christ farm, while they stood under a tree. Lightning also struck the Elmer Paulsen home, but no fire resulted. Mrs Anna Bast Services Today Funeral services for Anna W. Bast, 76, Algona woman, were held this afternoon, Tuesday, at the Hamilton Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Rev. L. H. Loesch, Trinity Lutheran minister, officiated at the rites, and burial fgllowed in Riverview cemetery. Mrs Bast died Saturday evening following a stroke at the Roberts Nursing Home in Algona. She was born in Germany, Dec. 18, 1877, and came to Kossuth County at the age of 12. She has lived in Algona since 1944. Her husband, Albert Basi, preceded her in death, as did her two children. Three brothers survive. They are William Maron, Dolliver; Herman and Reinold Maron, South Dakota. High Humidity But Easing Off Just like it seemed, temperatures during the past week were right up where they usually are during the summer. Of course, the humidity caused lots of grief. We got an inch and a third of rain during the period, according lo Weatherman Harry Nolle. Date R Hi t Aug. 24 83 66 Aug. 24 - -81. 66 Aug. (.61) 78 67 Aug. 27 .—(.69) 79 65 Aug. 28 86 66 Aug. 29 80 66 Aug. 30 73 57

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