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By Huss Waller * * * This column has been written irom a few places other than the Upper Des Moines office in the past 22 years, but this is the first time it has originated from St. Ann hospital. * » • Maybe it should be written by Frank Clark, editor of 'the Titonka Topic, who arrived for a rest last evening... we sort of nave newspaperman's row, up here on the third floor, with rooms next door to each other .... and Mrs Ivy Hutton. will be interested, to know that the room she occupied while recuperating irom a fractured hip suffered in a fall. some weeks ago is the same room in which this is being written. . • * • Entering a hospital for the first time for surgery is a new experience, known to many, but a thing of mystery in my case. Pilimdal cysts, it seems, are ornery critters that quite often yield only to the surgeon's knife —you can't talk 'em away. And the preliminaries to surgery call for a certain amount of reporting on the doctor's part too. He fills m a lengthy document that tracks you back to childhood and even further, I guegs, and then brings things right, up to date. Like for example: "stomach, rotund, with a -slight over 40 pouch." That sort of thing isn't exactly flattering, but truth will out. * * * There are two members of the present St. Ann staff who were connected with the old Kossuth Hospital run by Mrs Nita Isaacson Boswell, and then for a short time by the medical society before St. Ann was constructed. They are Meta Gade Dumphy, present surgical nurse, and Gertrude Oetken, R. N. of the third floor for one shift. I wonder if they remember that time at the old hospital when we sailed down there one time after news about some mishap or other and requested on behalf of the "district --fltt&rney" -such .information as was available? 'When tHey'fouha out this reportorial -joke the fur really flew,.. the nurses seem to mostly be> what you might call "local folks." There are nurses or nurses' aides from Burt, Titonka, Algona and Fenton and .probably more that we haven't run across... all friendly, efficient, and joking or serious as the situation, may demand. And most of them either are subscribers or come from homes that are subscribers to the U.D.M. and because I'm not out of here yet, I wouldn't dare say an unkind word even if I had one to say which I don't—honest! * * • Well, after the medical merchants have got you all diagrammed and charted they turn you over to the transportation corps, in this case Meta and an anaes- thetist whose name in the activities of the moment escaped me ./..having trundled the carcass into the operating' room one of them asked if we were ready, and being told we were about as ready as we'd ever be, had us roll into the position for battle... there is a new deal (new to us, anyway) called sodium pentathol... the operating room sister asked if we could count and suggested that we do so, and we got to about 10 before the curtain came down, and stayed down until we began staggering •'I Dept« of Hietory and Dee Moines 19, Iowa Circus Day Wednesday, Kids ot All Ages Ready It'll be circus day in Algona next Wednesday July 6, when the nation's second largest circus, Al G, Kelly & Miller Bros., appears at the Kossuth County fairgounds for an afternoon and evening performance. More than 60 semi-trailers will roll into town shortly after daybreak Wednesday and erection of a vast tent city will begin. For those who have never watched a circus set up, this part of the appearance of the Kelly & Miller show is a must. It is expected there'll be plenty of kids on hand to watch the animals being fed from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Fans will get a thrill out of a recent circus innovation, the diesel-powered a!nd time-saving "canvas spool". The huge big top canvas is unrolled from the spool in one piece, spread out and raised in a fraction of the time formerly consumed when it was necessary to lace together the various sections of the tent. Elephants Help The elephants, workhorses of the outfit, will assume their important role of raising the big top, and when the night show ib over, will use their tremendouk strength to pull up the deeply driven tent stakes One of the 'group of 21 elephants, "Margaret", is the second largest pachyderm in the United States. The afternoon performance at 2 and the evening show nt 8 will feature many sensational new imported stars. Number one thriller is The Great Belmonte, who de>ties death in his daring slide for life. All children will gel a big kick out of the clown contingent and the Florenz Trio will per- form their spine-tingling act on the tight wire. Spine Tinglers Maurice Marmolejo is another wife man, but he does his act on the slack wire; Charles Sanders, iGerman stiltwalkev, performs his fantastic feats high in the air; Nnrfski's bears ft,,luro a very funny routine; Shirley Linderman executes seemingly impossible heel and toe catches on the high trapeze; Dory Miller's liberty horse display; Barbara Jane Miller, eight year old star of the tight wire 'and Spanish web; and "Miss Oklahoma", the only trained hippopotamus in the wold, are other acts which feature top flight talent. Capt. Fred Logan will put the elephant herd through its paces, md at times the pachyderms display astute intelligence. Accompanying the circus is tho world's largest traveling menagerie of rare and wild animals, which includes n girnffe, polar bear, black bear, tapir, herd of llamas, herd of camels, water buffalo, bison, sebu, kangaroo, baby kanagaroo, tropical birds, gnu, monkeys, zebra, rhinoceros and the second largest herd of elephants in America ESTABLISHED 1363 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, under Act o£ Congress o£ March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1955 3 SECTIONS-22 PAGES VOL. 92 - NO. 26 A/rporf Booming As Flying Days Improve Stu Albright, manager of the Algona Municipal Airport, is shown in tho above photo, conlem-' plating his next move during a day full of crowded activities. The local airport is experiencing one of its biggest years, and at times, when the weather is right, the sky in this area is full of light planes that roost m local hangars at night. (Upner Des Moines Newsfoto) • * * Big Business As 28 Students Take Lessons With at least 28 students taking flying lessons, Algona's Municipal Airport and Manager Stu Albright have been very busy this year, despite lots of poor flying weather during the rainy out pf it back in our own little hospital room ... this coming out of it is a dangerous moment for the patient—he might and sometimes does say just about anything that happens to cross the mind, including sometimes a few words you don't pick up in church. . * * * A hospital is a good place to rest, but Duncan Hines doesn't hang out any signs in front ot them, chiefly because patients don't need much to eat — or shouldn't. For three days th* diet was "liquid-clear" which means just what it says. I can think of no better way to get rid of that description — "stomach: rotund" — than this diet. But they have a heart, and "diet: soft" brings happier mealtimes And there's nothing wrong with a little fasting, now and then. « * * One can wonder how the nurses determine some of the duties, such as giving enemas—do they draw straws? And while some patients may sort of feel that a hospital is a first cousin to a motel or hotel, it isn't quite the same. You never have a clerk give you a bath in a hotel, or maybe coax you to ea.t this, or try lying a different way to ease discomfort, ash trays. and emptying your As a matter of fact whether I will need another bath the rest of the summer. Then the cards begin to arrive, and I'll say this for Ed and Pat Cullen, their card came as close as a card could to the general situa- season. A quick look at the statistics shows that 15 private planes make their home at the local field, including one, a Howard Trainer, that is owned by 20 men. Many of x the others are uwned by partnerships of various numbers, and at least four belong directly or indirectly to local businesses. Father And Son Included in the large group of students is a father and son combination, Rudolph and Don Tietz of Lone Rock. Both are taking lessons regularly, and their plane, an Aeronca, is owned jointly with Dr. Bahnson of Burt. The doctor is also a student. Other students are Dick Koh!- haas. Livermore; Dick Chipman, Bancroft; O. T. Cherland, Bernard Pettit and Dick Gross, Lone Rock; Dick Shellmeyer, Whittemore; Roy Carwell, Emmetsburg; Bob Fairbanks, Burt; Burdette Thomas and Bob Reibsamen, Corwith. Algonans are Ervin Gerber, John Dunn, Dr. R. R. Horton, Durwood Bowman, Art Sehwep- pe, R. F. Kain, Johnny Elberts, Don Schaap, Jerry Donovan, Bud Morck, Verle Elmorei Don McGuire, Herb Hensley, Larry Stroebel and Slim Youngwirth. Men who have gotten licenses following instruction by Albright are Dale Heeren, Bob and Dick Kain, John Buscher, Leo Sabin, Earl Miller, Ronnie Gerber, Dick Post and Dick Burt, all of Algona; James Anderson, Des Moines; Eugene Leachman, Fort Dodge; Don McCarthy, St. Benedict; Vince McCarthy, Bancroft 1 Pepper Fairbanks, Burt; and AJvm Kiftgsbury, Corwith. Breakfast Aug. 7 Dick Post of Algona is the president of the Kossuth Flying Club of 78 members which holds regular meetings at the airport, The club also has occasional social functions, and will join with the Albright Aero Service in sponsorship of the annual Fligh' Breakfast, August 7. Breakfast wi^l be served that Sunday morning from 7 to 10 a.m. to anyone interested in attending. A spectator area will be provided for visitors, and there will be entertainment and prizes, donated by Kossuth merchants, will be given away by drawing. Wayne Ny- of the'flying club, Vince Mq- Carthy of Bancroft is secretary- treasurer. Owners who now have planes at the airport, and make of the planes, are: Dale Heeren, Johnny Elberts, Leighton Misbach anil Don Asa—Taylorcraft; Dick Burt, John Dunn, Art Schweppe and Herb Hensley — Taylorcraft: Craig Smith — Tri-Pacer; Me- Cullough's Air Ambulance—Cessna 170; Earl Miller—Cessna 170: Rex Taylor—Aircoupe; Bob, Dick and Bob Kain, Sr.—Taylorcraft. Arnie Ricklefs and Don Mc- Guire—Aeronca. Gerber & Buscher—Luscombe; Alvin Kingsbury and Burdette Thomas—Aeronca; Dick Post and Dick Shellmeyer—Super Cruiser; Taylor Implement — Cessna 170; Vince McCarthy—Cub. Albright's History Albright is well-trained for his position as local manager. Stu was born at Burt, and lived as a youngster in Algona, later moving to Des Moines with his parents, who still reside there. He started flying in 1938, then worked for Stearman Aircraft at Wichita, Kansas, for two years. Following that, he attended Iowa State until he entered the U. S. Army Air Corps. Got his private license in 1941 and in November of the same year was an instructor for the army at Austin. Tex. Was back at Des Moines as an instructor following the war. Was back on active duty with the Air National Guard for a year, and in 1949 attended A & E school in Des Moines. In 1951 went to Denver, where he was in air route traffic with the CAA, and transferred in 1952 to the control tower at Madison, Wis. Stu found out Algona wanted a manager, applied, and got the job in April 1953. He is married and has a daughter, Kathy, 8, and a son, Lindy Hoyt, 1, who is named after one of the greatest fliers of all-time—Charles E. Lindbergh. Driver Wins Tussle With Beer Kegs Ray S. Miller, 32, of Titonka, considers himself very lucky, indeed, following a freak' accident near Winthrop, Minn. Monday nighl. A semi - trailer load of empty beer barrels somersaulted on to the top of the tractor when the big rig hit a bridge abutment, and crushed the cab to a height of only four feet. Ray walked away from the pile-up with only a minor head bump. Fair Plans Announced By Secy. Nifchals Initial Kossulh County fair plans, for the yearly event to be staged August 17-20 were announced Monday by Lou Nitchals, secretary of the Kossuth Agricultural Association. This year's four-day celebration will again feature plenty i f Jiuto race thrills for everyone. One day of big car dirt track racing events is on ,the slate, a? well as two afternoons of stock car .races, which will feature many of the top drivers on the track today. Men-jam's Midway Shows, a long-time local favorite, and one of the best in the business, "will again be located on the midway and Mario Show Productions owned by Harold Carlson of Wesley, will again be featured for a couple of nights. Another big feature that received a fine response last year "The Tournament of Thrills" featuring daring fetes in stock cars, will be presented again. Prizes will again be awarded to owners of livestock, poultry, horses and colts which are picked tops in their class by the .judges, and exhibits of sewing, clubs and organizations will also be judged It is probable the sale of prize livestock will be held the morning of Saturday, Aug. 20. Premium books will be avail;able soon, according to Nitchals. Paternity, Divorce Suits Filed In Court No Change In Condition Of Two Patients Condition of two Algonans, Dr. C. D. Schaap and Mrs Valli Tribon, both stricken last weekend, was reported as unchanged yesterday. Dr. Schaap was taken to (Continued on Page 2) man, Bancroft, is vice president P. O., Stores Closed Fourth The Algona Post Office will be closed all day, Monday, July 4. The lobby will be open from 1 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., but there will be no windows open and no mail deliveries of any kind. All incoming and outgoing mail will be worked as usual. Other stores, businesses and state and county offices will also observe the Fourth of July by closing for the day. Editor Mending R. B. Waller, editor of the Algona Upper Des Moines, is in St. Ann hospital, Algona, after having undergone surgery last Saturday morning. He is recuperating nicely, and is expected to leave the hospital within a few days. Veterans' Hospital in Des Moines following two heart attacks, one Saturday and the other Sunday. He was accompanied by his wife in the ambulance to Des Moines Sunday. Mrs Tribon entered St. Ann hospital Tuesday and is in serious condition. She suffered a kidney infection last week, but was on the road to recovery when she had a stroke Sunday evening. Airman Dies As Luggage Arrives Former Kossuth residents received shocking news of the death of their son shortly after arrival of his luggage which preceded his return to home after 18 months in service. Word was received here by relatives that Mr and Mrs Harry Dailey of Los Angeles, Calif., had been informed of then- son, Capt. Maynard Dailey's death in an airplane accident shortly after his luggage arrived at their home. Capt. Dailey was to be discharged from the air force on his return from Japan. He is a nephew of Tom Dailey of Algona. Spud Size Baseball It's been a rare occasion in recent years to have full grown potatoes before the Fourth ot July, but Hugh ColweJl has proot of his potato crop right in his pocket. Hugh is proudly showing a potato the size of a baseball grown right in his own garden this spring. Four Truckers Pay Fines In Justice Court Most of the action in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court centered around trucks this week, with four truckers fined for various violations. W. A. Schumacher, New Hampton, paid $25 and costs for overload, and William A. Price, Spencer, paid $35 and costs on the same count. Harlan H. Newcomb, Spencer, was assessed $10 and costs for improper truck registration, and Bradley Bros., Algona, paid $5 and costs for over- width equipment. Robert W. Mayer, Algona, paid $5 and costs for going through a stop sign, and Frank Dogotch, Whittemore, paid $10 and costs for speeding. Humidity Makes Heat Terrific It warmed up considerably during the past seven days, according to figures from Weatherman Stu Albright at the airport. Temperatures for the week were all in the eighties, with the exception of one day, but the sun didn't show up as often as in the past. Humidity has been high. Date Hi L June 22 77 59 E. G. Anderegg Rites Friday At West Bend West Bend — Funeral services for Eimest George Anderegg, 07, retired West Bend carpenter, will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Bogaard funeral home here and at 2 p.m. in the Presbyterian church. The Rev. Caleb Pancoast will officiate. Mr Anderegg died about 1 a.m. Wednesday at his home after a ;ong illness. He had been a lifelong West Bend resident. Surviving are his wife, Vera; three daughters and one son, Mrs Edna Becke of Plover; Mrs Robert Jones of Reseda, Calif.; Hazel Anderegg of West Bend; and Orville Anderegg of Bancroft. There are 10 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Other survivors are four sisters and two brothers: Mrs Joseph Mikes of Fairfax, Minn.; Mrs A. L, Banwar of Montrose Park, III.; Mrs Matilda Harrison of SfPaul; Minn.; Mrs Elmer Turner of Howell, Mich.; William and Nick Anderegg of Guttenberg. Mor-Gro Firm Purchases Bldg. Authorities of Mor-Gro, Inc., Algona, announced purchase of the building which now serves as offices for that company and Western Buyers on Diagonal street Wednesday afternoon. Confirmation of the sale will come at a board of directors meeting of the Algona Ice Cream & Candy Factory, owners of the building, today (Thursday). The main building, which faces the street, and the former ice house, now used as a garage, were in the purchase. The office building was the first fire-resistant erected in Algona. The purchase was announced by Barney Frankl of the Mor-Gro firm. Close Shave Willis Struecker of Whittemore nad a narrow escape when a can off a pressure spray exploded last week. Willis was repairing the can when the top blew off, caus- ng a wound over his eye that re quired several stitches to close. Palo Alto Has "Golden Girl' Representatives of the dairy industry in Iowa Wednesday night chose Delores Chapman of Ruthven as their "Golden Girl" in a state-wide contest held at Waverly. Delores is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Ronald Chapman and is a sophomore at Drake U., Des Moines. At this writing she had not decided which award she would (.'hose—a $500 college scholarship or a week's trip' to Hollywood. She represented Palo Alto county Kossuth's entry, Judy Spungler of Corwith, was among the 21 contestants. She and the others received beauty kits. June 23 June 24 June 25 June 26 June 27 June 28 .82 -80 .80 .80 .83 -81 49 50 52 51 59 Mayor's Court Four persons appeared in Mayor Linda Clapsuddle's court during the week. Leonard Leclair, Ludington, Mich., paid $7.80 ant! costs on an overweight truck charge, E. F. Young, Garner, paid $5 and costs i'or speeding and Ronald Trickel, Algona, paid $7 costs and the check w;is collected for drawing and uttering a false check. Jack Garrett, Ft. Dodge, was picked up for gross overweight, but his case was continued until Friday. Couhfry Cliib Members of the Algona Country Club and their friends will enjoy a big Fourth of July picnic starting at 4 p.m. Monday. The entire family will be welcome and each is to bring a covered dish. The committee announced there would be no golf after 4 p.m. Movies will entertain the children as well as fireworks in the evening. Algona Horse Wins Bud Anderson, Algona horseman, placed 5th at the Iowa All- Arabian Horse Show at Des Moines last Sunday, when his half-Arabian registered mare won in the "Western Pleasure" class. Horse fanciers from 7 states were represented at the event, which is an all registered show. Marriage Licenses Marriage licenses issued in Clerk Alma Pearson's office during the past week went to seven couples. They were: June 22 — Edward-J. Leavitt, Phoenix, Ariz., and Bernadine Gerzema, Lakota. June 23 — Donald D, Zwiefel, Burl, and Carol F. Shipler, Burt. June 24 — John A. Klaus, Covina, Cul., and Phyllis Kain, Algona; Joseph L. Rahm, Algona, and Sondru Elbert, Algona; and Robert Hamilton, Ledyard, and Lorraine Lentsch, Ledyard. June 25 — Darrold Mohr, Ayr- und Joyce Geilenfeldt, Bun. June 26 — Warren Whitman, Fairmont, and Armstrong. Bernice Oilman, Doctor From Whiffemore Is Divorcing Wife A paternity suit involving a 17- year old girl, a divorce action and nn account case were filed during the last two days with Countv Clerk Alma Pearson. All will come up for hearing at the next session of district court. Hugh S. Geiger, Jr., Whitlemore doctor, filed suit for divorce against his wife, Theresa L. Geiger. He claims cruel and inhuman treatment, and asks for the custody of a son, now three years old, who was born when tho couple was married previously. They remarried April 21 this yeat- in Algona. Dr. Geiger, in the petition, claims his life was endangered and that the defendant, during past weeks of their marriage, has cursed and sworn at him, threatened to kill him, and sought to ruin his medical practice by embarrassing him before!: hisjjntients and friehdriiff his offfce." OHmum- ' erous occasions, the petition states, according to the doctor, the defendant has struck him and has thrown dishes and various other items at him with Intent to injure. During the interim between tho Geigers' first and second marriage, the son lived with the father and he wants custody again. Paternity Suit Filed The paternity suit, filed by- Verne Scobba of Algona, claims Russell Parsons of Hurt is the father of a child born June 4, 1955 to Scobba's un-wed 17-year old daughter. Scobba also filed a writ of attachment for $1500, and asks that proper proceedings be had as by statute provided to establish the paternity of said child. The Seig-Fort Dodge Co. is suing Leander Studer, operator of a service station, for $108.29, plus interest and costs of action for settlement of an account. The Seig Co. claims it sold merchandise in the amount of $108.29 to Studer between Sept. 14, 1954 and Jan. 21, 1955, and has not been paid. One case, the State of Iowa vs. William E, Hof, was dismissed due to lack of evidence. Two judgements were handed out by judge Stillman in account cases. It was decided Darrel Zenor, Algona, should pay $187.04 to the Algona Co-Op Creamery to settle a past due account, and that Ray Worden, Armstrong must pay the Armstrong Farmer's Cooperative Elevator $3,644.10, due for the purchase of seed, fertilizer and feed. Eat 100 Pounds Of Cheese Saturday At Burt "Cheese 'n Cracker Days" Saturday at Burt was well received by the community as evidenced by the fact that over 100 pounds of cheese and more than 10 giant boxes of crackers were served free during the day and evening at the Peterson Cafe and the Shipler Cafe. Cheese was donated by tb« Elm Grpv* Cheese Factory at Burt as a part of June pairy Month recognition. In the picture above are shown some of the "cheese eaters:" left to right, Dick TelHer, Frank Tellier, George Manus, Billie Nelson, his grandfather Emil Person, Carroll Fraser, Mrs Willis Vogel, Mrs Will Ring*. dorf, Betty Peterson and Carl Hownke, owner of the Elm Grove Cheese Factory. (Upper Des Moines Polaroid News- foto)

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