The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 7, 1955 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 7, 1955
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W« of Hiatory aha 9 f Iowa I8TABUSHED 1663 Entered aS second class matter at the postofflfie at Algorta, Iowa, Novi \i '1932, under Act ot Congress of March 3, 1879. ALOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY-, JULY 7. 1955 3 SECTIONS - 18 PAGES VOL. 92 - NO. 17 Shoulder-High Corn In Two Months By Huss Waller ''•'.• ' ' * ' « '.'»' .'•.'••: ' SMALL WORLD DEPT. !. Mrs Carl. (Alma) Pearson, her . son Monte,! and her sister, Mrs Eva Finnell\ and sons were in Washington, D. C. last week on .0 vacation trip. They visited the Senate Chambers. As they .emerged from the Senate they ran smack, into Darrell Coover, Who for some eight months was news editor of the Algona Upper Des Molnes a couple of years back, and now is an administrative assistant to U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater (R) of Arizona. Coover covered the " Kossuth courthouse as news editor, and he' land the Kossuth'' clerk • of court 'had a most interesting visit. '::',•' * •*'•-«"• • •• • •A Molly wood actress who has ' been , in ' Europe called off her plans to fly back to the states for •a short visit When she "found the trip would be c6ngidered a. break in the 18 months she is spending abroad to gain a whopping . income tax advantage." Now if someone will explain what loop- Holes there are in the income tax laws so you can go abroad, stay there, and escape the regular tax, the mystery will be cleared up. * *, - • * Doctors say that about the first thing the ulcer patients do when • '"they enter a hospital is set down their business • brief cases and order a telephone installed . . .a while back a patient at St. Ann •started to'-get, out of bed for the first time after a bad accident- there is a stool by each bed, and 'the sister in the room remarked "you can step down off the stool now" — "Why I'm not on the stool", said the patient, and thtr hospital attendants discovered he was about six feet six inches 'tall which he explains why his feet always seemed to be popping out over the end of the bed. ' •* * * There seems lei be a lot of discussion today about, pathologists anpl hospitals . . , a 'specimen: of every bit of tissue removed at St. ' ' Smothered in a corn field on the Virgil S mith farm four arid a half miles north of Algona on highway 169 are these 1 happy fellows who gol iheir chins licltled as they walked through corn that stretched lo over six feet high . . . and this was on June 30th. The days of knee- high corn on the Fourth of July are passing out of the picture as modern methods of farming and fertilizing take over. Not only has Ihe Smith farm got tall corn, but there were several stalks Which had lasseled ihe same day ihis picture was taken. Corn was planted on April I 29th. In the picture above left to right are: G ene Hood, Ed Hough, Ernie Nauman, who farms ihe Smith land. Dale Nauman, Virgil Smith, and Donald Nauman. (Upper Des Moines Newsfoto). : * ' Storm Losses Heavy During Week Cattle, Hogs Ann :in' any;; thorough pathological test, a medical practice of all doctors on the St. Ann staff. ' - • Despite all the hue and cry about not selling things to nations in the Russian iron curtain area, business is business . . . our gov- erment has just given approval of sale of 100 passenger cars to Bulgaria from a U.S. manufacturer . . .let's quit being hypocritical about it; if one firm can sell, why not let anyone — or none at all. » * . * Normally we don't think of Iowa as being much concerned with work by the arniy engineers . . but a request for 19.3 millions in work by the army engineers in ; Iowa, chiefly in work along the. •Mississippi and Missouri rivers ' has been approved by an appropriations committee . . . shades ,of the Hoover Comniission — is it a necessity br a boondoggle? - : • * • • After the eight or nine raises Jn assorted taxes approved by the jJast legislators, spokemen from the '^legislature stated that they had Ito do it because of all the extra f "services" the public was demand- Ijing . . . one- ,man who listened to 'fthis explanation said: "I never e |asked for any extra services, did Jyou, and I don't know of anyone Seise who -did." Which goes to fshow that political double talk gan fool some of the people some f the time but not all of the eople all of the time. « « * WEEK'S ASTONISHER. Walter Lippmann's column, fjuly 2: "I dp not think it is any {exaggeration to say that, Mr "Sjsenhower's success as president began when Republicans lost .ontrol of congress and of the standing committees." * * * Considering how comparatively little time it -seems to require |hat our political leaders spend pn the job and at their desks, one pan wonder why such enormous appropriations are necessary to run their offices. . » • • Some of our area farmers express themselves pretty strongly On the subject of the Russians ^siting the midwest corn belt — and against the idea. They don't pay too much attention to the Viewpoint of brotherly love, bu! sk why should we show a potential or current foe all we know. ibout the raising of better crops ,,nd livestock. Subject for considerable debate there. Fampu» Last Line— When you argue with a fool, make sure he )t not similarly oc- , cupied, Unchanged The condition of Bill Sharp, Alona .jeweler, remains the same, ft was reported yesterday fyom pwa City, where he is a patient t University hospital. Bill is in |,«pm W207, ancf enjoys aail from home. And Appliances Take Beating Many losses due to lightning and hail resulted from local storms over the weekend; * : and, rain during .the, past seven days, totaled more'^thah" seve'n'' inches" as summer weather reached the hottest peak of the year. • Among farmers who reported losses were Robert Black, two steers; Ed/vin Mittag, heifer; Carroll Cram, steer; Chet Schoby, hog; Bob Deal, cow; Clarence Nelson, crops; Mike Bormann and John Zeiler, windows. The animals all died as a result of lightning, while hail accounted for the rest of the toll. Numerous persons also had radio and TV sets, electric clocks and other electrical appliances knocked out of commission as a result of lightning strikes. Hail losses didn't run as high as expected, but total count is not available at present. Due to the hot, humid weather, most persons expected large quantities of hail all over the county. The temperature landed in the nineties four times during the week, while the coolest night was a couple of sixty-threes. Two- thirds of the rain fell during the down pour that started about 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. More of the same type of weather is in the offing, accord-- ing to local prognosticators, with thunder showers the genera^ rule. Webster City received 6% inches of 'rain during a three hour storm Wednesday morning George Ireland Died Wednesday Morning Here George Ireland, 78, father of Harry Ireland, died Wednesday morning at the Roberts Rest Home here. Mr Ireland had suffered a strpke several years ago, and has resided here for the past year. Mr Ireland was a railroad station agent at Langworthy, la., for almost forty years, having opened the station there in 1898 and manning it until 1935. He later was agent at Wyoming, la. He was born at Worthington, Iowa. In addition to Harry Ireland of Algona, Mr Ireland is survived by his wife, Mrs Katherine Ireland, of Wyoming, two sons, George and Lewis, and a daughter, Mrs Florence Sexter of Milwaukee, The funeral will be held in Wyoming, Iowa, with burial in Monticellq. McCullough's Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Trucker Fined For Overload Gilbert J. Garnatz, Wyk'off, Minn.," paid $11.50 and costs in Justice? C. H. Ostwinkle's court Wednesday for having an overloaded truck. --The charge of spilling gravel on a highway, brought-against Mark Bebo, Algona, two weeks ago, was digmissedv-ort a motion by County Attorney Lou Nitchals due. .to lack -t5f: eyidenE'e, : "dtiring" the" week;'" Wagner Funeral Held Here Wednesday Funeral services for Michael Raymond Wagner, 59, who died Sunday afternoon from a heart attack suffered at Dubuque, were held at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church yesterday, with Msgr. P. P. Gearen administering the last rites. Pallbearers were Lawrence Winkel, Ed Holecek, Joe Lo.we, Vernon Jensen, Clem Goodman, and Andy Reding. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. . Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of ar* rangements, Mr'Wagner was born in Mallard, March 3, 1896. He was married in St. Joe, Feb. 4, 1919, to Anna Zeimet, who survives In 1922 he moved to Algona, where he was a resident up to the time of his death. Mr Wagner farmed upon his arrival, to Algona, and later set up Mike's D-X Service Station which he operated until 1953, when he leased it to his son Allen, and then pur-, chased the Diagonal Grocery. He went to Dubuque Friday for a check-up, and died suddenly two days later. Survivors, besides his wife, include one son, Allen W a S ner i Algona; three daughters, Mary (Mrs Vic Neuroth) Algona; Leona (Mrs Bob Fleming) Whittemore; Bernete (Mrs Glenn Beaumont) Algona; and eleven grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers\ John and William of Mallard Nick and Charles of Algona; and three sisters, Maggie (Mrs Mike Heidersheidt), Mary (Mrs John Miller), Algona; and Theresa (Mrs Mike Dexter) Wascow, Calif. A son preceded him in death. VFW Loses $135 In Cash Sunday Night Sheriff Ralph' Lindhorst is conducting an investigation' following theft of $135 in cash fro: the. VFW clubrooM' Sri^aTst sftel JBIackfpp Bids llnopened By pity Council -. fijncktopping bids were return- ea-p th'e three bidders, unopened, by;;th£' Algona city council during . the 1 meeting las.1 Thursday Bight. .; fiteasons for the blow-up of the ^proposed letting of bids were out- lined'in a resolution, which stat- •edf'; Specifications prepared in connection, with blacktopping project riot approved; that the sealed Bids/filed in connection with said project hot be received and that «am6 be returned to the respective-contractors unopened; specifications changed so that gravel ,f0r{'concrete base need not be Obtained from pit specified. ., When, the specifications have •bee'ri corrected, they are to be filed with the city clerk so the Council will be in a position to give a new notice of time of receiving sealed bids and new notice of , time of hearing readvertised as provided by hiw. .-'': The first easement for a closed stpf m sewer in the east portion of .{own came when David C. and Carrie J. Kin^ gave their okay to the city. Any damage incurred &t any time will be paid 'for by the; city. • Thirteen property owners on Church street, between "Lucas and Elm streets, presented a petition askjng that no maple or ash trees be destroyed during construction now being done on Algona's streets. A decrease in the value of their property was listed as the reason for the petition by the land owners. .Building permits were granted for E. C. Pittman, /Ernie Williams,.-Ben Bakken, W. M Reinders, Fred Hagen and Leonard Thilges. A request by William J. Lamuth was refused due to lack of compliance. Two beer and four cigarette germits were renewed, city bills were- paid and thp salary oi Kerirfeth, Frankl, new street department employee was set ai """ month in other business . sometime Sunday night. A thief or thieves broke a lock on a back door of the building to ain entrance, then cracked another lock on the cash register which contained the money. The Theft occurred sometime be- ween 6 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m Monday. . . • ^ V Charles Devine,'manager;of the clubroorri, 'discovered the'loss ai LI a.m.'Monday, While preparing to open for business. • Cleaning ladies had been in,the r building, and Devine wa's : -also qri>the premises about 6. p.m.•Sunday. 'The amount was -the largest,taken in a local break-in .for .several months. - • Must Reseal Corn To Solve Huge Surplus Farmers Being Asked To Help Halt Crisis Baton Twirlers At Camp L.L.Clement Dies At Ames Divorce Granted Hugh S. Geiger, Jr. was granted a divorce from Theresa L. Qeiger Tuesday in Algona by Judge Cr. W. Stillman. Both from Whitte- inore, Geiger charged cruel and inhuman treatment. They been married twice Grocery Offers Stamps Announcement of the issuance of S £ H Green Stamps with purchases, is being made today by Consumer's Super Market of Algona, in a page advertisement in this issue of the Upper Des Moines. Other firms issuing Green Stamps are Struecker's Conoco, Rusk, Pharmacy and Rovn's Variety. Rites wil be held today (Thursday) at 2 p.m., fonL/'L. Clement, 73, resident of Ames, who died of a heart attack while attending a Fourth of July picnic at the Ames Country Club. Services will be held at the' Adams Funeral Home in Ames, Rev. W. M. Allan officiating. Mr Clement was born Oct. 7, 1881, in Winona, Minn. He graduated from the University ot Minn., as a civil engineer, in 1906, and was married to Nina Blossom, of Burt, who survives. From 1908-1919 he was civil engineer for the U.S. Dept of Interior in Washington, D. C., and then came to Ames as engineer in road design and railroad crossings. He also served on the claims committee to the Iowa legislature representing the State Highway Comm. He retired in 1953. Mr Clement was a member of the Iowa Society of Engineers, .the Ames Rotary Club, and the Congregational Church. Besides his wife he is survived by one. daughter, Jane (Mrs David Evans), one brother, Donald B. Clement, one sister, Mrs. Percy Dawe, and three grandchildren. His parents, two sisters, and three brothers preceded him in death. He was known by many Al gonans. Bancroft Tourney Semi-final round action in the summer sectional baseball tournament at Bancroft is scheduled for Friday night. Two games, one at 6:30, the other at 8 p.m. are on the slate. St. Cecelia's is en tered in the meet. ws»w tl if iiiif * $i#mt Avufe UffrlW, Including G*ntr«l ?«»ilfi»«, low* ??tff Aw'n. 1955 Another meeting will be held tonight ^Thursday). Rohlf Urges Heavy Vote In ASC Election An appeal for every farm owner and operator in Kossuth county to participate in the annual ASC community elections was made , this week by Virgil j. Rohlf, manager of the county ASC.' Ballots have been mailed to every known farmer in .every township of the county, he declared. Voters have until Friday, July 15, to mark their ballots and return them to the county ASC office. Tp be counted, the envelopes In which ballots are returned must be postmarked not later than Friday or personally delivered to the county office by 5 p.m. that day. "Full benefits offered through the ASC farm program depend to a great extent on the selection of competent, qualified men to administer it on the township level," Rohlf said, "and it is up to the farmers themselves to pick capable men in the annual community elections. "It is the duty of every farmer to cast his ballot," the ASC manager continued. "He should not only cast his own ballot but he should also urge his neighbors to vote." To be elected in each township are three ASC community committeemen and two alternate committee members. The newly elected chairman and vice chairman in each town ship will automatically become delegate and alternate delegate to the county convention at which the county ASC committee for the next 12 months will be named. The convention will be held at Algona July 30. All newly elected county and community committeemen will begin their one-year terms Aug. 1. 'Two Algona girls are pictured above;with other'baton iwirlers as they received .instructions at an all-state twirling camp held last week at the State University of Iowa. Helen Kuhlmann, left, of Algona performs a basic routine for instructor Robert Welty, director of bands' at Sturgis, Michi , Others,in ihe picture are , left to'light: Marilyn Dressman, • 'Algona; Pat Holland, Jamaica; Sandy Maxwell, Denison; • Barbara Dinkle, Logan; and Beverly Paul, Shelby. Helen is Ihe daughter of Mrs Wilma Kuhlhmann and Marilyn is ihe daughter of Mr and Mrs John Dreesman. Whittemore Champion Sold By Brotherton J,0Jordse|, Took Over Friday, July 1 Sales of The Whittemore Champion, weekly newspaper in Whittemore, has been announced by Stan Brotherton, publisher of the paper for the past six years. The new owner, who took possession of the newspaper Friday, July 1, is J. G. Nordseth, who comes to Whittemore from Sioux Falls, S. D., where he has been employed in the printing busi- ness. Mr Nordseth previously published weekly newspapers at Canton and, Emery,-S, D. .The jNbrds^th^*ayff4rt»v^i*intq-' the Harold Heinrich tenant house, until'their home in Whittemore is completed. Mr Brotherton, with the assistance of his wife, has published The Whittemore Champion- for six years, and acquired a wide reputation in the area as an outspoken and capable editor. Many of his writings were quoted in other publications throughout the state, and his editorials were often reprinted in other newspapers. The Brothertons will sell their home in Whittemore, and Mr Brotherton will assist the new publisher for a short time. His t future plans are as yet unannounced. on Algona Cadet Itl Training Jack D. Jones, son of Mr and Mrs Dorman Jones, Algona, is one of U100 Army ROTC cadets who bega^n a six-week artillery reserve officers training corps summer-camp at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, June 27. i While at Fort SDH, the meg, all of whom have f»at completed their jijnior year 'of college, will observe and use all types of weapons, inchidihf the atomic can- nohj .< • J4c$tis a student at Iowa State College, Ames. 33 New Cars And Trucks Bought Thirty-three new cars and trucks were registered in the office of the county treasurer during the past two weeks. New owners are: Mercury — James E. Wollston, Burt; Joe E. Lynch, Algona; Lena and Emma Gutknecht of Lakota; Bennie Wibben, Algona; Oliver S. Carlson, Algona. Pontiac — Todd Kennedy, Algona. Chevrolet — Frank Sanftner, Swea City; Robert J. Kuhn, Algona; Garry L. Wingert, LuVerne; John A. Hauptman, Wesley; Lee Schenck, Algona. Ford — Archie Elbert, Algona; Stella B. Breen, Algona; Henry D. Radmaker, Titonka; Roger L. Meyer, Lakota; John J. Rhoda, Elmore; JuDean Mortensen, Swea City; Audrey Ruby, Lakota; Ira Naumann, Elmore; Louis R. Price, Lakota; Welp's Hatchery, Bancroft. Hudson — William C. Weltha, Swea City. Plymouth T- Raymond K. Neu, Algona. Dodge — Beryl E. Priebe, Algona; J. F. Hofius, Algona, pickup; Phillip Fisher, West Bend. Buiek —Lillian Helena Thilges, LuVerne; Mrs Edna Sprenson, Algona; Fred Runksmeier, Elmore. Nash — Roy Milton Pehrson, Swea City. Olds—Joseph H. Johnson, Wesley; Leroy Rock. ;eph r L. Merchant, Lone Two Injured When Car Skids During the heavy rainfall last Thursday night a car carrying three Minnesota men skidded off highway 169, just north oi Algona, and went into the ditch. Gerald Putman, Lafayette, Minn, received a head cut from the accident and Dale Saxton, Winthrop,' Minn, was treated for severe, arm cuts. The driver of the car, Donald Becke of Winthrop, was not injured. Frank Skilling Rites Here Wednesday Funeral services were held Wednesday morning for Frank H. Skilling, 81 year old Kossuth County resident, who died last Sunday, June 3, at the Maple Leaf Rest Home in Burt. McCullough's Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements, und the last rites were held in St. Cecelia's Catholic Church with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Acting as pallbearers were Ralph Markla, Chet Herman, Walt Mescher, Oswald Thilges, Clarence Green and Edward Immerfall. Mr Skilling was born on May 28, 1874 in this county, and lived in and around Algona all his life. On August 3, 1897 he married Katherine Loss, who survives. He made farming his occupation until he retired and moved into Algona in 1937. He lived here until February of this year, when he was taken to the Maple Leaf Home. Also surviving are three sons, Frank, Elliot, and Donald, all of Algona; and a daughter, Mary (Mrs Robert Spurgeon) of Banners Ferry, Idaho. Only Third Of Space Necessary Is Available In what is hoped will be a major step in solving the enormous grain storage problem which has developed, farmers in Kossuth County and every other Iowa county will be urged to participate in a rcsealing program, available for farm-stored price- supported corn, according to Virgil Rohlf, Kossuth County ASC office-manager. IS Cents Bushel Farmers who reseal eligible 1953 and 1954 corn now under loan will receive a storage pay- • ment of 15 cents per bushel for keeping grain an extra 12 months, with a reseal goal of 50 million bushels for the state. Approximately 149 million bushels of Iowa corn involved in price support settlements beginning soon after the loan maturity date of July 31 will exceed anticipated available space in present government bins and commercial warehouses by 68 million bushels. Capacity. Low Capacity of the binsites was increased by 79 million bushels in the past two years, but empty space in them by delivery time will probably not equal more than a third, of the corn undet support. This deliverable supply consists of 74.9 million bushels ol 1954 corn under loan, 1G.5 mil- ions under -purchase agreements, 38.2 millions of resealed 1953 corn, and 1$.8 millions of 195.2 corn under-extended-resealr--*- • i " "The storage, payments," Rohlf emphasized, "not only help to solve the immediate problem, but also serve as an inducement for both producers and warehousemen to provide additional farm and Commercial space which they actually need to carry on their operations." Loan Facts Under the 1955 plan, regular outstanding farm-stored loans on 1954-crop corn and resealed loans on 1953 corn may be extended for one year, or to July 31, 1956, at 3 Mi percent interest. Holders of purchase agreements on 1954 farm-stored corn may qualify for resealing benefits by promptly converting their agreements into loans running to July 1, 1956. Quality and storage requirements for resealing will be the same as for regular 1954 crop loans. A storage payment of 15 cents per bushel will be paid to producers who keep resealed corn for the full extra year, and a pro-rated payment will be made to those who repay their loans after October 1, 1955, but before the reseal maturity date of July 31, 1956. Delivery of reseal corn to the government is not required-to earn a storage payment. The 1955 reseal program does not permit further extension of present reseal loans on 1952-crop corn. Any and all questions on the 1S55 'resealing phin will be answered by the local office, according to Rohlf. Five Licenses To Wed Issued Five marriage licenses were issued in Clerk Alma Pearson's office during the week. They went to the following couples: June 29 — Walter F. Baade, Titonka, and Mary Lee Cole, Burt. June 30 — James Spoors and Rosalie Erlundsen, M u n k a t o, Minn. July 2 — James L. Meyer, Mason City, and Carol Bierstedt, Fenton. July 5 — Paul Krominga and Ruth E. Phelps, Titonka. July 6 — Richard Furst, Al gona, and Fern Habeger, Burt. Real Estate Group To Meet Monday Eve Dr. Harold Gunderson of Iowa State College will appear as speaker at a public meeting Monday evening, July 11, at the Johnson House in Algona. The meeting is being sponsored by the Kossuth County Real Estate Board, comprising 25 members throughout the county. Dr. Gunderson will speak on sprays and spray methods, and all farmers are cordially invited to attend. Preceding the meeting, a dinner for board members vvill be held. Al Buchanan is president of the. Real Estate Board, and Ted Herbst is secretary. Housing Project Plans Progress Engineering and staking out of lo s is expected to take place Within a few days at the new housing addition southeast of A! ionaj owned by Louis Ferstl an 1 Frank Cunningham. According to Paul Seeley, local realtor handling the sale of lots in the addition, blue prints are now being completed, and actual work will take place soon. It has been announced that 26 of the lots have been spoken for at this lime.

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