The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 28, 1954 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 28, 1954
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X Dopt. of History and Des Moines 19, Iowa Queen Candidate Nominees For Band Festival Betsy MeCoiinell Miss Algona Glbria Nielsen Miss Rolfe Judy Greinerf Miss Whiifemoje Barbara Mino Miss Grant Sharon Anderson Miss Buffalo Center Marjbrle Houck Miss Lone Rock Marilyn Burghardt Miss Briit Sharon Dorenbush Miss Janice Jenlz Miss Fenton Ellen Stewart Miss Burt Muriel Olawe Miss Corwilh Kay Carmean Miss Swea City Norma Hanson Miss Armstrong Judy Roseboro "Miss Ledyard "V Ruth Ann Jensen Miss Livermore Pick Nominees For 4-H trips, Medal Awards Kossuth boy's 4-H leaders met Sept. 22 at the Extension office to grade record books and select county award winners. Members selected as candidates for county award medals and trips for their outstading achievement records were as follows: Chicago International Award trip sponsored by the cooperative elevators of Kossuth 'county — Earl Johnson, Armstrong; Phillip Soderberg, Bancroft; Delmar Voss, LuVerne; James Bierstedt, Whittemore; Darryl Sparks, Burt and Paul Trenary of Ledyard, leader; alternates, Dean Banwart of Ottosen and Don Mullins, Corwith. Producer's beef, Earl Johnson, Armstrong; James Bierstedt, Whitemore; Robert Friets, Bancroft; Mark Bernhard, Bancroft; Donald Mullins, Corwith; Robert Fisher, West Bend; Delmar Voss, LuVerne. Producer's pig—David Steward, Burt; Terry Johnson, Corwith. Producers lamb—Gene Nurre, Jr., Bancroft. Dairy Achievement — Dennis Schoby, Bode; Gayle Banwart, Ottosen. Dairy achievement plaque— Dick Kuecker, Algona. Meat Animal—James Bierstedt, Whittemore. Poultry Achievement—Donald Mullins, Corwith. Farm & Home Electrification- Roger Sinnwell, Bode. Leadership — Dick Kuecker, Algona. Beautification of Home Grounds —Arlen Benschoter, Algona. Community Service — Dick Kuecker, Algona. Alumni Recognition — Roger Linde, Swea City. Committeemen elected to guide and assist the leaders with the county 4-H program were—Glen Clark, Swea City; Ray Winter, Lakota; James Coady, Jr., Burt; •Franz Teeter, Burt; Fred Asa, Wesley; Philip Fisher, West Bend and John Voss, Jr., LuVerne. Insurance Men To Convention Mr and Mrs Eugene Murtagh and Mr and Mrs'Vic Parsons are leaving this week by automobile for New York City, where they will attend the convention of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies being held at the Hotel Statler Oct. 2 to 7. They are going via Milwaukee, where they will board a boat for a trip across Lake Michigan en- route to New York, Mr Murtagh is president' end Mr Pwwns. secretary of the Druggists' Mutual Instance Co, here. Carol Dunmire Miss Titonka Marlys Osby. Miss Kanawha Wuanita Guerdet Miss Seneca Barbara Riitgers Miss •West Bend Marlene Aden Miss Pomeroy Shirley Ann Butt Miss Rodman Marilyn Gjefle Miss Bode' Marlene Fisher Miss Mallard Karen Hanselrnan Miss LuVerne / ESTABLISHED T863 ™ Iowa. Nov. ola !? m ? tter at the TJostofflce at Algona. 1932. under Act of Congrfess of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1954 3 SECTIONS - 24 PAGES VOL. 91 - NO. 39 ns ^^ I I By Russ Waller * * . * One of the most disgusted men in town last ' week was Ken Cowan. He pulled up in front of one of the new parking meters on a Monday morning, saw the meter, and dropped in a coin ... then he found out parkers were not supposed to start paying until Wednesday, two days later. * » * Your reporter has one thing in common with Secretary of State Dulles, at least. It seems the Secretary flew into London where he was surprised to be cheered by a crowd of bobby-soxers. When he was told they had come 'to welcome Frankie Laine, Secretary Dulles asked: "Who's Frankie Lairie?" * * * Conrad W: Rabe of Minneapolis forwarded, his subscription renewal the other day, and along with it wrote a nice letter, and enclosed a subscription receipt he had run across for the paper dated Jan. 12, 1925. "He added that he had not as yet finished reading all of the Centetnnial edition, and that on every page he was finding' lots of things about folks he knew many years ago. As a boy he knew Ambrose Call, Capt. William Ingham, Tommy Clark, jD. A. Haggard, Christian Hackman, and others. He added that he never knew that the water the north part of Union Slough drained .northward into the Blue Earth and Minne- sofa rivers. Mr Rabe lived here 65 years ago. * * * Wonder what Jim Zabel of station WHO would do some football broadcast if, when he turned to Vee Green and remarked: "That was a beautiful play, wasn't it Vee?", Mr Green would reply "Why I thought it stunkl" * • • Two young, hunter* had a stroke of bad luck, Sunday noon. Melvin and Wayne Pratt of 703 So. Jerome drove their 1940 Fora down into the bottom land between Algona and Irvlngton, and returned to their car to find it in flames ... a fast run by the fire department was of no avail—the car was a total loss. Worst of all, the boys didn't have any hunting luck, either. ft* Our hearty congratulations to Editor Earl Hall on winning that ten thousan4 dollar cash prize for efforts in behalf of highway safety,.. now the question is, how much is left after taxes? « *• * • It $afees a jack to lift » car and more to k'eep it up. 3 Grand Jury Indictments Kept Secret Two prison sentences for issuing bad checks were meted out in Kossuth district court last week. Julius (Jack) Ferstl, St. Benedict, was sentenced to not to exceed one year' at 1 Fort Madison for fraudulently making, uttering, drawing and delivering of a check. Samuel Oscar Foster, Al- ' gona, was sentenced to not to exceed seven years •at Fort Madison on the samp charge. Foster was recently returned from Los Angeles to answer the charge by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and County Attorney L. W. Nitchals. Judge G, W. Stillman passed sentence on pleas of guilty by both men. Ferstl's case began sometime ago. On July 13 he was bound over to district court on the charge after a preliminary hearing. Then during the interim, before the court term arrived, other bad checks appeared. He was sentenced to 10 days .in jail for each of the most recent five bad checks and was in jail when the district court term began, Larceny Case Pends The case of Robert V. German, charged with larceny of a motor vehicle owned' by Raymond Dacken, is pending. German was recently returned from Missouri to face the charge. In the meantime, after a brisk start, the court action slowed down this week. In the case of Theodore Bierstedt as administrator against Fred Bierstedt, in which the plaintiff was asking $10,634.51 in damages as the result of a fatal accident in which his wife was killed, a directed verdict for the defendant was ordered Friday by Judge Stillman. The petit jury was then released until further notice. Paul H. Brock, transient railroad worker, charged with assault with intent to inflict great bodily injury, entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to the men's reformatory at Anamosa for a term of not to exceed one year. The sentence was suspended and the defendant paroled to the Iowa State Board of Parole, and returned to Indiana, his home state. Secret Indictments In grand jury action last week, three secret indictments were returned. As the persons "indicted are not in custody, the names of those indicted were not made public. Continued to the November term of court were State of Iowa cases pending against Dr. C. W. Lundquist, Thomas Murphy, Merrill Walker, and Lloyd Steinman, Three fines of $300 each were assessed on pleas of guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, by Mervin E, Priebe, Merlin P. Hanson and Robert F. Evanson. 2 Prison Terms Seneca Girl Wins $900 Scholarship Seneca—A Seneca girl has been awarded a $900 scholarship by Galladuet College, in Washington, D. C. '•••*•; •.'',.*, She is Marilyn Taylor,'dau*? ghter of Mrs Woodrow Krac- ^ hi. Mr and Mrs Krachi took Marilyn to Prairie DuChien, Wis. where she and a friend from Waukon left by train for Washington. Marilyn was graduated with honors this spring from the Iowa School for the Deaf at Council Bluffs. She will now begin a five year course at college, and at the end of that time will be qualified to teach in a school for the deaf. WiltgenFirm Grand Opening Partnership In Implement Firm Here Dissolved Purchase of the interest of Cec Taylor in the firm of Williams & Taylor Implement Co. here by Ernie Williams has been announced. Sale by Mr. Taylor to Mr Williams was made effective Sept. 21. Under ownership of Mr Williams, the firm will be known as "Ernie Williams", and will continue ,as John Deere dealer for this area, occupying as before tht four quonset buildings on Diagonal street at the Chicago Northwestern tracks, with a.used machinery lot across from Percival Motors. Ernie Williams and Cec Taylnr came here in 1950 from the Horn Manufacturing Co. in the Fort Dodge after purchasing the business from Orville Drennan. Mi- Williams was born in Goldfield arid attended the Eagle Grove schools. He is a member of the Kiwanis club here. Associated with Mr Williams in operation of the business will be Al Wittkopf, Erv Mittag, Walt Wetzal, Oscar Kassebaum, ani< Harry Skogstrom. Mr Taylor has announced no plans for the immediate futurw, although he expects to remain in Algona for a period of time. Schutter To Get ier Post Titonka—Herman Schutter, assistant manager of the Farmers Elevator here, has accepted a position as manager of the Farmers Elevator at Jewell, Iowa. He will take over his new duties Nov. 1, and his family wili move to Jewell. Mr Schutter has been with the Titonka elevator for the past five years, and previous to that he owned and operated a cafe here for three' years after returning from military service in World War II. The community wishes the Schutter family much success ik their oew location. On the tenth anniversary of its entry into business in Algona, Wiltgen Jewelry will celebrate moving into a new building on State street with a three-day Grand Opening event this week. Starting in business here in a room on the second floor of the Iowa State Bank buillding in 1944, the firm has outgrown its quarters twice, and is now occupying a building which the Wiltgen Brothers, Clarence and Ervin, recently purchased and completely remodeled. Clarence began as a watch-maker in Whittemore 20 years ago, and was joined here by Ervin later. Both men are war veterans. The grand opening celebration will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week, and complete details on the big event are given in special Wiltgen announcements in the second section of this newspaper. Assisting the two brothers in greeting visitors to the store will be Betty Wiltgen and Anne Cudnik, both employees. City Insurance Rates To Drop By $4,000 Yearly 26 Hi School Bands To Be In Bi Parade One thousand 'two hundred . and ninety eight high • school band members will converge oh ' Algona, next Saturday, ' for the 6th.. Annual Algona Band Festival. ' Thieves Fail In Robbery Effort Thieves using a sledgehammer failed to break open a heavy safe in the office of the Fenton Co- Operative elevator, sometime last Thursday night. So far as company officials could determine, nothing was stolen. The would-be robbers stole the sledgehammer from a C. & N.W. Ry. tool house, then broke a basement window in the elevator. They then went to work on the floor safe, but failed to get it open. The safe was still functioning, despite the pounding it took. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst made an investigation. Supervisor Has An Operation Henry Scheppmann, first district supervisor, had surgery last week at Mercy hospital in Iowa City. He is making-a good recovery, and writes friends he expects to be home within a week or two—in time to campaign for reelection. He is in room,334, third floor, Mercy hospital, Iowa City. Kossuth Folks' Father Dies Whittemore—Word was received here by Henry Lauck, and Mrs Erwin Struecker and Mrs Walter Struecljer, that their father Henry Lauck Sr., 90, passed away at Steen, Minn., Thursday afternoon. Funeral services will fee 3t Steen, Tuesday, Sept. Fire Prevention Day in Algona is next Thursday, Sept. 30, and a group of about 20 fire insurance inspectors will be here to cooperate with .the Algona Fire Department, Chamber of Commerce, and insurance agencies in Algona in an inspection of local buildings, schools and churches. In the above picture, Fire Chief Ira Kohl is appointing Clair Blossom, chairman of the insurance men's committee for the day, an honorary member of the Algona Fire Department for the day. Hat No. 2 incidentally, was a trifle large for Clair. Chief Kohl wears hat No. 1. Announcement was also made that Algona had been reclassified from group 7 to group 6 by the Iowa Fire Inspection Bureau, as a result of lower fire losses within the city and installation of new water mains which loop the business district. The reclassificalion of the city is expected to save about $4,000 annually in insurance premiums here, per year. Suspend Charter Of V. F. W. Post Max Van Horn, Des Moines, state adjutant of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Oliver Thorson of Kanawha, chief of staff, served papers on the Algona V.F.W. pust commander, Charles Devine, last Friday afternoon, suspending the charter of the local post for a 90-day period. The state officials then named a board of trustees to handle affairs of the post and management of the club home here during the period of suspension. Named as trustees were H. S. Montgomery, chairman, Curtis Muth, Joe Willger, Lyle Black and Willard Zeigler, Ull former post commanders or officers. The trustees will have charge of all post business and building rentals during the period of suspension. Injured In Fall Bancroft—Mrs Rose Ramstock fell Thursday while working at the Roy McGuire home and fractured her arm. Mrs Ramstock lives at Lakota and does day work in several homes here. She was taken to Dr. Egan's office where her arm was placed in ji cast, 3 Couples Get .Wedding Licenses Licenses to wed were, issued to three couples- during the past week, in the office of Alma Pearson, clerk of the district court. They went to the following couples: Clement J. Flynn, Elmore, and Betty Lou Day, Amboy, Minn.; Thomas E. Gronbach, Algona and Ramona Paulsen, Irvihgton; Duane Smith and Jean Ann Wolf, botli of Bancroft. Meter 'Take' Is $211, Four Days Only one fine was assessed, the result of two arrests, in Mayor Linda Clapsaddle's court last week. Martin Helgeson, Webster City, was arrested on a vagrancy charge, given a 30 day sentence which was suspended when he agreed to leave town. William Lane, Whittemore, paid $25 and costs on a disorderly conduct charge. ' During the first four days use of the new parking meters, better than 90 percent of all violators paid their fines. A total of $211 was collected from the meters Monday morning, after four days of operation. presented during the day's program, which gets -underway, at 10 a.m. when the big parade will move off, starting from the Atlv letic Park, proceeding west oh State Street to Hall, south on Hall ' to Nebraska, and east on Nebraska to • the high school building where fhe parade formation will end. T' The event, sponsored by the' Algona Chamber of Commerce, is one of the outstanding events of the year in Algona. Bill Steele, .chamber secretary, announced the following official program for the day: MORNING 10:00 A.M.— Parade starting at old Athletic Field. 11:00 A.M. — Luncheon for all bands at High School Annex served by the Algona Junior Chamber of Commerce. 12:00 Noon — Luncheon for Bandmasters (and wives"), Band Queens, at Algona Hotel. AFTERNOON 3:30 P.M.— Program at Kossuth County Fairgrounds. Master of ceremonies, R. M. Phillips, President of Algona Chamber of Commerce, Entry of Bunds and their Queens; flag raising ceremony by America Legion Color Guard and the Algona Band, V.F.W. Color Guard assists in the morning parade; rowning of 1954 Algona Band Festival Queen by Miss Judy Spangler, 1953 Queen; Introduction of Carol Morris "Miss Iowa" — violin solo "Star Dust" (Atlantic City style); Exhibition by Kanawha Marching Band; Twirling demonstration by Miss Joan Vosehany August 1st winner of Miss Majorette of United States and Canada, V.F.W. National Champion, Nebraska State Champion; Massed Band numbers conducted by visiting bandmasters (to be announced) The 26 bunds to participate in the day's program include Algona, Armstrong, Bode, Britt, Buffalo Center, Burt, Corwith, Cylinder, Fenton, Grant, Kanawha, Lakota, Livermore and Lone Rock. LuVerne, Mallard, Pluver, Rodman, Rolfe, Seneca, Swea City, Titonka, West Bend and Whittemore and Pomeroy. Each band will have an assigned room at the high school, and meals will be provided for the visitors. Free shows at the Algona Theatre for the visiting band members will also be a partial reward for their efforts, at 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Each band will receive a complete set of tickets and instructions for the day as they report at the high school Saturday morning. All Queen candidates will ride in convertibles in the parade, and a special luncheon program and entertainment is being provided for the Queens. Algona is happy and proud to play host to the high school musicians for the sixth consecutive year. The Welcome mat is out; enjoy yourselves.

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