The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 23, 1955 · Page 25
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 23, 1955
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State Historical Sooiaty Iowa Oityi la. By Russ Waller • * * « Over at Sexton it seems that there are more bachelors than one might expect in a community of that size. But our correppond- (nt there thinks she has found the answer: the boys'are just plain shy. One of them was asked why he has had a ladder up to his bedroom window, for the past month. He replied that he was waiting for a pretty girl to come along to elope with him. * * * Wherever Arnie Ricklefs is fishing, things seldom get dull. He caught a-fish, took it off his hook, and laid the rod down so that the bare hook was dangling off a bank into the water. Presto —he caught another catfish! * * • Over ai Emmelsburg prowlers broke into a grain company for trie third time in 23 days," and obtained only six cents... but they left a note: "Ha. Ha, Ha! Leave more money here; we'll be back again sometime. Thank you." » * t While ail were vacationing, Mr and Mrs Jim Baker and Mr and Mrs Arnie Geidis, all of Algona, ran into each other at the Clifl House in San Francisco. In the , Black Hills, the same thing happened to Mr and Mrs Robt. Camey and Mr and Mrs Walt Hagt-n. * * » Thsre has been considerable c!iscu.-.sion about the Capt. Harold Fischer "confession." There is a difference between enduring solitary confinement for li months, and then signing a "confession", or collaborating with the enemy and acting us a stool pigeon on your fellow prisoners. For the latter acts, some have received inipi isonment or dishonorable discharges at the lea.-t Actually, it can be wondered just how anyone could stand 11 months solitary, when all lhat was to get out was to sign a 'piece of paper. What would most men have done and hoiv soon? * * * That big Operation Alert in Washington, where the Pentagon was emptied, was shown in a newsfoto with everyone leaving the Pentagon on the sidewalks in orderly fashion — and observing the "Keep Off The Grass" signs . . . that grass would take a beating if it were the real thing, we'll bet. * • • Rex Taylor and Jim Merryman returned u-cently from a Canadian falling trip, which included a porlyge and some real backwoods roughing it... the guide told them at one spot they were fishing in a lake never before fished . . . that's what the guide .said, anyway, and the fisli acted like it, too. * * • One young local bachelor returned from a vacation trip with a, picture of a beautiful blond...on* of his pals asked him where he met her. "I don't know. I just opened my wallet and there she was", he replied. » * • We'd like to use names here, but we don't dare. A local goiter almost made a hole in one on No •1 at the Country Club, %vhile his wiie was standing beside him on the tee. "I almost made a hole in one," he shouted with pnae. "But isn't that what you're supposed to do?" demanded the unimpressed wife. * * * Having no Ries Tuttle on our stuff, we have hopes that when Doc Snyder returns from his family camping trip into northern Wisconsin he'll give us a little summary of what to do and what not to do while on a real, genuine camping-out jaunt with the family. The Snyders are leaving today and will use their station wagon and a pup tent for sleeping quarters. » » » Some things evidently are not too essential in getting ahead in the world—if making money is getting ahead. Harry Lev, the millionaire capmaker who has been before the senate committee investigating payoffs in government contracts, can neither read or write English. * * * There are some who suspect a gentle hint in the gift of that Aberdeen-Angus by two Democratic (Congressional leaders to Ike... like hoping that he'll take the gift and watch it grow up on that Gettysburg farm, maybe, after 1956. » » » Casey Loss spoke Monday noon at Rotary. In the question and answer period, the Kossuth state representative was asked how the state will find means of raising additional revenue at the next legislative session ... "that's the £84, question," replied Casey. * » » Famous Last Line — Administration spokesmen said there was no basis *o the r»- Rort Army Secretary Strrens was resigning. (Tuesday news ESTABLISHED 1863 Enlnrrd ns second, clnss m nit or at tho postoff iro r*t AH'nnn, low.a. Nov. 1, IHtd, under Art nt Connies; ( ,( MaP'h :i. IfeVfl. ALGOMA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1955 3 SECTIONS - 24 PAGES VOL. 92 - NO. 25 ASC Issu Grain Warning Storm Sewer Proposal For N.E. City Area Building Permit Granted, New $24,000 Service Station Sewers proved to be the main topic at the weekly meeting ol the Algona city council last Thursday night, and it is quite possible they might take up more discussion time at the meeting tonight (Thursday). A resolution, dealing with commencement of condemnation proceedings on property in the east md northeast portion of Algona, was rend and approved. Six properties, belonging to Mildred L. Johnson: V. C. Smith and B. A. Frankl; David C. and Carrie J. King; Edna Smith: Leah Ban.vart: and Mamie Frank), aro involved. Storm Sewer Problem The city needs right-of-way across these properties, according to a survey by Buell & Winter, Enwneers-. if proper storm sewer facilities are to be installed in the future. At piesent. none of the owners have agreed to sell the rights to the city, al- .though, according to City Attorney John Carroll, there is still a possibility an agreement might be concluded before condemnation is necessary. Here's how the condemnation works—an application is ! filed by the city with the .-!*>; iff. including a description of land and purpose of condemnation. The sheriff is asked to appoint a commission of six non-interested persons to appraise and assess damages to be awarded to the landowner. This decision can be appealed by the landowner if hr Is not satisfied. Negotiations on price always precede condemnation. New Sewer Ordinance An ordinance, regulating the use of public and private sewers and drains, private sewage disposal, installation and connection of building sewers and discharge of waters and wastes into the public sewer systems and providing penalties was read. The penalties to n property owner for non-compliance with the ordinance nre: 1. He must correct the violation; 2. Continued violation shall be a misdemeanor, and upon conviction can i(.-suit in a fine up to S100 for each violation Each day that violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense: '< Person is liable to city for any expense, loss or damage occasioned by city by reason of such viola- tic.) n. Establishment of a fewer sub- district (number 12) came with the passage of another ordinance The new district includes the entire northwest corner of Algona. Final sewer matter dealt with n storm sewer that overflows on the garden of Emma Pool, 310 West College, and the council instructed City Engineer Lewis Ferguson to have the ditch cleaned out. Various types of j»prmits were numerous. Beer permit renewals went to the Smoke Shop. The Friendly Inn and Algona Hole!, while 29 cigarette permits were renewed. , New Filling Station Building permits were issued to Joe Dahlhauser, H. D. and Linda Clapsaddle, Fred H. Erickson, G. D. Shumway, Roberts Nursing Home, Kossuth Farm Bureau and Johnson Oil Refining Co. The latter's permit is for a new gas station which will be built on the corner of East State and Minnesota streets, east of the V.F.W. building, which will cost $24,000. A permit of Willard Gregson was rejected for lack of compliance. It was decided that the city should invest $15.000 of debt service fund in some form of government bonds. A Ford tractor with mower and rear end blade was purchased from Hovey Implement Co. for $1889.91. The city traded in a 1945 John Deere weed mower and was allowed $600. Wedding Licenses To 4 Couples Four licenses to wed were issued during the past week in the office of Alma Pearson, clerk of the district court. June 16 — Gerald E. Schmitt, Algona, and Yvonne H. Arbogast, Fenton; Virgil L. Rohlf and Marjorie Kollasch, Algona. June 17 — James H. Preston, Swea City, and Marilyn J. Mino, Ledyard. Tune, 21 — Delmar Rudolph, Granada, Minn, and Evelyn Hutchison, Swea City, Where City Street Improvements Will Go If Bills ire Accepted Cannot Use If Without Paying Off U. S. Loan Farmer Also Is Responsible For Quality & Quantity A warning was issued thi. 1 \vefk to K'l.-'-'ii'h county farmers by" the ASC with regard Ir. stored grain uniier government -•eai on their farms. Responsibility of farmers f'>: both the quality and quanitity of czr.iin in storage on their farm? under price support lo.ins was oointer.l out this week by Virgil L. Rchlf. office manager of the Kossuth County ASC committee. Everyone who has such grain on his farm should understand lhat he agreed at the time th<> At State 4-H Meeting ~, loan was murle jive adequate i^fffi": fe-^1~S y^^O^I'-l^' <^f Sj • .-.^..—-I v..^ ! M T;~:'r^: r w ~|_; w ;' ; ^ w W. tt . ^ .^-...'•;„• \f't ; . J rj-r • -' f Here's where the Algona street black!opping program will go if successful bids are pre' sented June 30 to the city ci'imcil. Each <>;' the abov.- with the heavy black hiu-.s will get the blacktop pavir.i,' under tin piupused p i HL;: a '.';. Ai.n'.it 100 blocks of such paving are in: for Aiticn.i streets since Die original bv C;ty Enmneer Louis Ferguson. - L.ti i ji-:r i c.- -identiul areas which have volved in the pioject. the most exterunv perii'.an paving, many ycais aui\ The jbove map '.lutlm-..- \v.u- ,ii>;ju:..i Especially nutuea't'le ;-- the lact tr..,t the no v. |..:.\.:;-; .. developed p-ully \>. :ti.i;. tl- t . ;..;-! 10 v..\,:>-. Mrs Bern-hard Services Set For Saturday Funeral services for Mrs Margaret Bernhard .7G. resident ol Hurt for the past S") yt ars. will be hejd in she church there Saturday at '2 p.m. Rev. BearsC 1 will officiate and burial will be m t!ie Bint Township Cemetery. MeC'ulioui'h's Funeral Chapel of Algona is in charge of nrranuements. Mrs Bernhard (tied Tuesday :,'. a rest, home in Rurt following a lingeiing illness Margaret Mari; 1 . ciauehUr of Mr and Mrs Isaac Hayi im.i. wa.- b<)rn March 3. 187D "at K v.den. 111. She was married to \ViHi.iir. Koepke in 1!K)0. and he die-.) I, ur years later. She then m.irne.d New Methodist Supt. Is Named Aji;/.'.n!p.'t nt i" u ' ow super- intei.dent !V: 1 hv. A!.:-!ia c.i.-tr:c! A. C. Bernhard in 1010. He preceded her in death in HM5. Four brothers and three sifter.- also preceded her in death. Survivors include two suns, Floyd Koepke, Ourt; and Wesley Bernhard, Baltimore. Md.; uiid a daughter. Marion iMr- Ra\ Westling), Burt: and seven grandchildren. Pallbearers will be William Larson, Ronald Ohrtman, Raymond Lovstad, Wilfred C'hat'fei 1 . Albert Volentine and Harold Hobson. Kossuth R, F. D, Carriers, Guests Ledyard—Mr and Mrs George Thompson of Ledyard; Mr and Mrs Pat McGuire'of Burt: and Mr and Mrs Joe Sinnwell of St. Joe, all officers of the Rural Letter Carriers and their Auxiliary, were all honored guests ai the Palo Alto County nutting of the R.L.C.A. at the 'home of' Mr and Mrs Don Richardson in Ruih- ven on Friday evening. ol ti;. Md!,,d:::'. i!,..ivh. a:w. :.- ;i.->;.unnieiit or'.ir.-.T.t o; p.:--Ml.- f .r the are., V. ..- l-.ade \\ *•<<.- ne>dav ;,i H'..- N.ctii I"'.'.':! .'_•_,!.- fcri'i'.ce o: the iT.iiM'h. held ;.; r'.'i: Dodge. Rev. Louis H Pieui -.%;,- n:--.v.-i ,.S ,-Upe! lllte!:dei;t i.'l the .-Vi^P.;, dist: id. Oti-ier pn.-tors in the air-n named v/eiv as as lollov. :• i'.< I'll in \i..l- p;.i enthesis i: Iv-irt -- Kev. J. \V. Beai-e (5'; C'oiv.-ith—Riv. AM;.,.: C -, ••.....-en uii: Algo:;u--R v. ii \V. Whvte (3): Ft r.ton•--KV.V. ''. C. Calk.hau i.4v .-•'.nue:' iii; S'Ae.i C';t \ -Ci:..:.; • — K.-v. S. li. IL.'-m;, ;••!':•: Ti;. :.....- D.-ian-Uev. M. Goldn-;.:-, •-•. \Ve.-iey-Pran >• C.-nf, :. !u v. F. A. \V. :ib .1!;. \VeM He:;d-Cvi.i.,U : Kev. H. N. Ol.-or. ri). » Nash Dealership To Russ & Ky A Nash motor car de.,lt : .-:i:i., in Alg'.na is ann. ,u:i:- ,; ;'".;Week. VS'ith 'he IH-W til!!! to be the Huss & Ky Na.-h Sale.- .,nd SelA'ICL. Tlu 1 new business \\.M VH operated by Ruj.^ll Hutciiin.- ,.:.,i Don KajeW.-kl. \,,.o !;:,v^ LH en partners in Ku-s X: K.v's i_'i..'.;v.p lin -erviof station and \v v.o \v.i; continue to operate that hi.i-i:i. ss. ;I!M>, on Slate Stieet. A new bui!*iin.i; ;,t l(^:i N rth Main St., north of the .\ld\\ .,11 ke t depot, has been ci'iv-trticteu !' ! i the Na?h sales and s,:\..-.'- uperation, arid a lino of ou-!>,i..nt motors, power L.wn n. •-.',•: r- boats and similar sport.-,.u.-n's ileni- will ije hiiii iled. Announcement of u-e IH-W bu.-i- ne>s will be hand i-!.-e\vi.v -i e in today's Algona Upper Des Moine.- Winner of 16 State & National Awards, 1950-1955 Including General Excellence, Iowa Press Ass'n, 1955 ' Court Case On Spilling Gravel Over Highway : A truck driver who said he . had been informed by a state ; highway office in DCS Moines j thi;t he cuuld pull a 4-whee: ! trailer behind his truck, usked fur i a jus'.iec court hearing this I week, following films of a charge ; against him of pulling a -J-wheel i trails r behnid a truck filed by J tin- highway patr.'l in this area. j The lieiendant !.- Dana Gene \ Cnwan of Cincinnati, Iowa. He ', put up a $f)() c.i.-ii appearance ! bund, and tin- c...-e w.i.s ?et for i -\ !:eann v 4 Fnd,i\'. June 24, by Justice C. H. U-t\\ .nl-.ii . Cowan ; hauls c..iri; troin northern Iov,a io Missiiuri. ! A chai je <.'f .-pilling aravel on 'he hiyl.v. ...v. filed :.^a:n.-t Mark tie bo. Al.u^n.i trueke:'. was pend- ; ins m c.^urt t'.illuwin.! a hear- I ing Wednesday morning. j Loren S Hans, Titunka, said ; thut his car was damaged as a ' result of the gravel being thrown • >n h;i vciiicie. and he Hied the : ci/mplair.t in Ostwinkle's court. ; The case Was continued pending di.-L'Ussu.n of pi.t.-siblt' insurance settlement, until July 1 at 10 a.m. ; The incident happened about | three miles east of Swea City. j Another gravel truck driver, : Burnett G. Heine, LuVerne, I pa,a two lines in Ostwinkle's I court Wedne?day afternoon. He ! paid $5 and costs f.>r driving with ! an expired 15-day chauffeur's I hcen.si_-. and $-5 and costs for j going through a stop sign. Capt. Fischer Is U. N. Speaker ; C'apl. Harold E. Fischer Jr. of Suva City personally thanked 1 the United Nations Tuesday at I San Francisco for obtaining the I ot himself and three other i American airmen from a Chinese Communist prison. C'apt. Fischer, double jet ace i of the Korean War. met Ambas! sad or Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., j i hitf American delegate to the j L ! . N. and U. K. Secretary-General i Dag Hammarskjuld here. I He gave them "our sincere j thanks from all of us to all of j you" and added: "We know your efforts to free other United Nations personnel in Communist hands will be continued." ciire and protection to the com- nvriity so that it will meet certain quality requirements when the note matures, farmers are being reminded. The original agreement provides the farmer will promptly notify his county ASC office of any si.un or indication of i damage r>r lowering of quality o' | the loan gram. The ASC says I that unless damage to the urain is strictly unavoidable and not due to negligence or lack of reasonable attention, the farmer himself must stand the entire loss. Cannot Be Moved Farmers having farm-stored loans should also understand that i none of the coir.modity n.ay be ] iernoved iron; the crib or bin, iv I ni-itler how small the amount 01 j for what purpose, except a! specific -direction of the county ASC office. Such direction can be given by the county committee or the county office only for such purposes as delivering it to the government, moving it to salet> Ironi threatened danger, en- redeeming it through a sale arrangement made in advance through the county office providing for the proceeds to be applied on the loan. However, farmers have the right to pay off support loan.- ai any time and then dispose of or use the grain as they desire, but the repayment must be made before there is any removal ol grain. Trespassers Warned A few words of warning were also offered to anyone who may be tempted to trespass on government grain storage binsites or damage the structures standing on them. Trespassing or damaging buildings, fences and g a t e .- on government property is just as unlawful as on privately owned land, and effective penalties are provided for violators. Rohlf deplored such acts of vandalism as shooting holes in binsite structures with rirk-.- and other nrearms. Removal of loan grain for use as seed or feed or unauthorised sale regardless of need or intention t.i reimburse the government, constitutes unlawiul conversion, Rohlf emphasizi-d. He said that penalties are provided and that the committee H.selt' can to grant support loans to those who break the "care, and keep" rules. Tne chairman declared that even the county committee and the county office cannot give valid permission for removal Kossulh County's 4-H girls state convention delegates and their chaperones arc pictured above in a photo taken by the Upper Des Moines just before they left for the Iowa State College campus at Ames, last week. Pictured are, back row, left to right: Mrs William Me- Kim, Rosemary Kramer, Charlene Downs, Darlene Callies, Rosella Bormann, Delores Rippentrop and Mrs Ray Winter. Middle row: Virginia Simons, Mary Keith, Marlys Goefz, Phyllis Govern, Phyllis O'Donnell and Marilyn Doyle. Front row: Lavon Jensen, Eleanor Anderson, Norma Jean Reding (county president), Rita Streii, Mary Erpelding and Alvina Miller. Load 72 Bales Hay Crushes Farmer's Ribs Whiltemore—Alfred Bruhn came close to death in a farm accident last Thursday. He was helping Willis Kuecker,. -who lives in the Fairville neighborhood in Palo Alto county, haul baled hay from the Harlan Balgeman farm, two miles east of Whittemore. The hay was being hauled on a rack of low construction, which had about 14 inches clearance from the ground. As the load of hay which included 72 bales, was about a mile east of the Fairville church, the rack had a flat tire. Bruhn jacked up the wheel with the 72 bale-load, to put on the spare tire, then got under the rack to put on the tire. At this point the jack slipped, letting the load fall on him. All ribs on the right side of his chest were crushed, it was found after he had been rushed to the Emmeisburg hospital. However, he was able to be released from the hospital this week and is reported as making a fairly good recovery. F-B Fieldman At a meeting of the Farm Ru. reau boaid of directors heKI | Tuesday evening, Owen Hurt, jRi'ck Kapid<. was elected i'ielri- | ':ian fur Kossuth county. Hurt, jv.h" has been iieldman in Lyon | C'>unty and who served for thrive | vears as tieldman liere a number i of \-ears ago. will take over the ! on August I.- Hurl will replace Claude E. Timmons. who iiits been Farm Bureau {ielilmun"heve tor the past year. Timmons is entering the real estate and insurance bust- lies., in Estherville. Present Farm Bureau officers are Lester Eden, Titonka, president: Raphael Montag, . Went Bend, vice president: R. E. Peter.-on. Swea City, secretary: Glen Gabrielson, Se'xton. treasurer. PREPARING FOR ANNUAL ASC COMMITTEE BALLOT Work was completed this week in selecting nominees for township office ;n the Kossuth County A.S.C. The ballots for election will be mailed out by July &. New township nominees not previously reported are as iollows: Harrison twp.—Clifford Beadle. Swea City: Edward Bauer Swea City; A. J. Hatten, Bancroft; Robt. Barslou, Swea City; Hollis Beadle, Bancroft: George Eden. Bancroft: Kenneth Mullarkey, Swea City; Harold Shockt-y, Swea City; Milton Jorgensen, Swea City; Wayne Jorgensen, Ledyard. Cresco twp. — Bob Buscher. Mike Stoffel, Walter Barr, W. H. Boswurth, George Olsen. Kenneth Roethler, Harold Sabin. Win. H. Tjuden, Stanley EgeJ, R. E. Morgan, all Algona except Olsen, whose address is Irvingtun. Farmers will have through July 15 to r.'.ark and return their ballots. Change In Movies A change of booking in movies at the Algona Theatre is announced by Dick Phillip;, man! ager, for next Sunday and Mon- 'day. The change is due to a movie industry strike. The movie "Battle Cry" is to take the place of the previously scheduled show, "Daddy Long Legs". Divorce Granted To Swea Woman A divorce- was granted in Kossuth district court. Tuesdav afternoon, by Judge G. \V. Still- m,in. to Sharon Watkins. S'.vea City, from Loins Watkins. The couple were married at Kin.ore. Minn.. Aug. 30. 1953, and .-he i-h.irge- he abandoned her Nov !!. l!)f)4. Slu- .stated in her petit: in that the husband said he no longer wanted to live with her. The suit was not contested. There is one child, who was given to the custody of the mother. A civil action was also filed in d.strict court by Walter Krause. Lone Rock, naming Howard and Lucile Krause as defendants. The plaintiff asks $522.35 and iuter- e.-t. Ho said he advanced that ,-uin to the defendants as ., loan. Jo-eph Kline is plaintiff and Ted Hoover Jr. defendant in another civil action with the plaintiff asking $238.50 damages as the result of a collision between Kline's car and a cow he alleges was o'.vned by the defendant, 4'^ miles south of Titonka, Sept. 1, 1954. Fine 2 Drivers Affer Crash In Whiffemore Both drivers of cars involved in a collision on one of Whitto- morc's main business corners, Monday evening, were fined in an Algona court Tuesday afternoon. Mrs Terry Behlmer, a recent bride, was fined S10 and costs with $5 of the fine suspended, for not having a driver's license, and Alex Lee. rural mail carrier ri-om West Bend, was fined S100 and e<>.-t.s on u charge of reckless driving. The accident happened nt the iniei.section of highway 44 and F,;..-t Main St. in Whittemore. Lee v.'as coming north and started to make a turn into Whittt*mrire'.-> Main St. when his car and the one driven by Mrs Behlmer collided. She was starting to drive Jimmy Klhert. age 3. to his home. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was called to investigate, and the court matters resulted on Tuesday. Titonka Lions Picnic & Elect Tiionka — The Titonka Lions club held their annual family uicnic at the school grounds last Thursday evening with election o! officers. It wa.- a cool evening and many ate lunch in the shops building. Sylvan Theisse was elected president of the club at the business meeting held alter lunch had been served. Edward A. Sathoif was elected vice president, Edward Boyken, second vice, Arthur Jay Budlong, third vice, Harold Gartner, secretary- treasurer, Ed Brandt, tail twister, and Harry Mehlan, Lion Tamer. Corn Booms As Old Sol Smiles According to Weatherman Stu Albright at the airport, our daily hiijh temperature got out of tin. 1 eighties only twice during the week—once above and once be- New high for the year. 91 degrees, was hit Monday, while only two days before it v.'as a very pleasant 75. Low temperature for the period was a 52 Thursday night, while total rainfall measured .42 of an inch. June 15 82 59 June Iti __ ,H2 52 June 17 84 G2 June 18 75 ti:i June 19 85 55 June 20 91 U7 June 21 83 54 Weather like this guarantees knee-high coin by the Foiiith of July. j Youths Misbehave j Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was ! called to Swea City yesterday ' following a complaint that youths had been rolling afcwej- tile into the streets and taking wires off automobile motors. He had a confidential talk with the boys, and arrangements were being made to work things out without crimminal action if possible.

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