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By RusS Waller * « » If you happen to be over in f Ankara, Turkey, and spot a 1950 Hpwa license plate, it belongs to JGardner Patterson, son of Mr anc JjMrs Charles Patterson of Algona. ^Gardner is on 18 months leave fpfrom Princeton University, and Ipis doing work for the State De- fppartment in Turkey. He has t- MfljCar there, and while he will ult.i |W|Tnalely be issued a diplomatic fpeorps license plate by Turkey, the "If'brocedure takes a long time— SL puong, in fact, that Gardner fpuno ifjiout he could drive the car if he lihad a license plate from tht ||tStates, and the age didn't matter I^JiMr Patterson rummaged around |i|piis garage here and found the pp!950 Iowa plate, which was forth& S,,UK a i rma ii'ed to Ankara. Gard. |Sfis|pier is connected with the Foreign $eK^Qperations Administration. % Ruth Clark in ihe Tipion Con jservative comments that "our Jfamily's at the awkward stage— Hgpoo large for one can of soup, Mil'package of pudding mix or pint ifgof ice cream and not quite large |f|enough 'for two." Algona's first bankruptcy peii- ition'jih many a moon was filed flast week by the Algona Cab Co. The logfil ,firm has changed hands ^'fKeoail,times in recent las been demand in our punish_..._,_. Bugh all ths Ser, jl's coffee ai 10 . M( .._ .3, altho we do note a few slip put to the Coca Cola machine instead of sampling the steaming brew. TIP X Dept« of Hieto Des Moinefl 19, lgona ®ppet Besi Jflotne* 0K^ ;.;•• <*\ ^ ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered ns second class matter at the postoffice at -.Atttna, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA .THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1955 3 SECTIONS - 22 PAGES VOL. 92 - NO. 31 Bob Baas Gets To See A Big League Baseball Game Bob Baas, the young fellow from West Bend who has been living at the Roberts Rest Home because of invalidism, had the thrill of a lifetime recently. As everyone knows, who knows Bob, he is a sports fan from way back. He knows the rules and records from way back when. About a woek and a half ago he was taken to Chicago by his brother-in-law and sister, Mr and Mrs Kenneth Ridenour of Emmetsburg, and saw the White Sox play the Yankees — and to his great satisfaction the Yankees got beat by the Sox. The group left' Wednesday and came back Friday. Bob also was able to visit other places than the ball park. They stayed at the Harrison Hotel across from the Conrad Hilton. They toured Lincoln Park, the Navy pier and saw several destroyers, and drove down Michigan Boulevard. Bob is now 28 years old. Since he was 11, muscular, dystrophy has plagued him, and for several years he has been confined to a wheel chair. He attended classes in high school by means of a "Teach-A-Phone" and graduated with high honors. Bob Baas He is able to watch television with a set presented to him through courtesy of the Algona Rotary club. Now that he's actually seen a big league game, one of his favorite pastimes, that of following baseball teams and records, has taken on a new meaning. This was a trip he will never forget. 20 Entries Compete Aug. 9 In County Plowing Match The first Kossuth county level land plowing match will be held Tuesday, Aug. 9, on the Ornie Behrends farm, IVz miles south of Lone Rock. The winner of the match, which will have 20 entries, is eligible to compete in the Iowa State plowing match to be held on Aug. 18 in Cherokee county. This state contestant will have all expenses paid including . the transporting of machinery to the contest site. The Kossuth match is being sponsored by the Lone Rock Community Club under the direction of Richard Gross, contest chairman, and Dale Schroeder, president of the club. Entries must be made by Saturday, Aug. 6 and rules of the contest "Will follow the state requirements. A detailed de-; ; " scripiioh of the contest can be,found elsewhere in an advertisement in today's Algona Upper Des Moines. Implement dealers in the county are cooperating and many will'' have machinery' demonstrations or displays at the contest site. Plowing will start ai 10 a.m. The Lone Rock Legion Auxiliary will have a food and 'beverage stand. Visitors are welcome. .. .. . • Program Ready For Wth Fair Here, Aug. 17-20 A full, 4-day program of grandstand and grounds activities has been completed for the 97th, annual Kossuth County Fair; which opens in Algona on Weds nesday, Aug. 17, and continues through Saturday, Aug. 20. Lou Nitchals, fair secretary, said the opening day would also- feature the appearance here for 20 drivers in big car auto races. Drivers from seven states wil) compete here, with promise of lots of action as Bobby Grim, Indianapolis, and tfud Larson, Austin, Tex., who have been put- standing to date, set to continue their own personal battle. Time- trials will be at 1:30 p.m. with the first race to be'gin an hour later. . Offenhauser Baiile Grim is currently number one man in the point standings, and he's had his stiffest competition all year from Larson, drive Offenhausers, Both men as do six drivers entered here. Larson piloted his Offy to first place in the "Hawkeye Futurity" racing classic in Des Moines June 6, and. will be out to trim Grim if he can. Other drivers who will make up the field include Bill Burdick, •Andy Anderson, Wfld . Willie Wildhaber, Harry Hoff, Lee'Drol- linger, Fritz Tegtmeier, Vic Ellis, Les Turner, Bob Cleberg, Ken Rubright, Eddie Loetscher, Duke Walters and Jack Jordan. Ask Early _ Entries Attentions ^6li&»t(J!^ihe fact Fair _~as large Moines Bruins • of the Western League in many of their home games (playing better ball, too, .many people say). It takes considerable money to field a team such as that of Bancroft, and we hope the financial return is sufficient to compensate for the effort. * # * And while we're at it, we might tay that the Alguna KCs, while trailing at the bottom in the- Kossuth League, are still in there playing ball and having fun, win or lose. * « » Dr. N. J. Kelley is a subscriber (probably the only one in Iow-0 to the Mukluk Telegraph, published at Kotzebue, Alaska. This is an especially good paper to read during the current "warm" period here, as it is published up around the Arctic Circle. • Dr. •Kelley ran across it while stationed in Alaska with the army dental corps, and has read it ever since. One sample of how honesi and personal the Telegraph be cumes is shown in this local item 'Trigvy Jorgensen, who traded his dog team for a motor scooter tell us that two days after hi had made the final payment on his machine the dammed thing broke down." Another item from a village correspondent sayb "sorry we are slow with our.news again—no time to write as wt just caught four whales." Anc the largest ad in the 3 col papery From Coca Cola, of course. » » » Although not reported in the daily press, it seems that during the recent R.E.A. convention held in Washington, D. C., Vice President Nixon dropped around unexpectedly as he has a habit ol doing where conventions arc being held. As he began to speak, glowingly, about halt his audience got up and walked out Seems that Nixon, while a member of Congress, consistently >'ot- ed against all REA measures, which he is now praising. Some people, like elephants, have lung memories. * » > Manager Jess George doesn't swear this is true, but it seems a guest called down in the hotel and asked for a full length mirror. Told by the clerk that there was already a half-length mirroi in the room, the guest replied "Yes, and twice I've gone out without my trousers." » » » Asked how things went al church, which the little girl had attended for the first time, she replied: "Oh, fine, mother. A man offered me a big plate of money but I said 'No thank you . » • » Famous Last Line — (By Harold E. Talbot, resigning as Secretary of the .Air Force, under pressure, because of the income of $120,000 he has made on the side in the past two years): "I'm going back to business »nd make myself a lit»» dough." Jump Booked, Flight Meet Algona's Municipal Airport will be the scene of the Kossuth^Tly- ing Club's annual flight breakfast this Sunday. If rain should move in and force cancellation, Sunday, August 14, will be the date of the event. A delicious breakfast will be served from 7 to 10 a.m., and all flyers and their passengers will be fed free. Any other persons interested may attend and enjoy the meal at a nominal fee. There will be a spectator area for visitors to the airport during the day. At 9 a.m. if weather permits, a parachute jump will take place, with Art Hill of Fort Dodge doing the jumping. Also, for the day, a special offer is made of an aerial tour over Algona for only $1 with the coupon to be found elsewhere in today's Algona Upper Des Moines. Clip the coupon and present it at the airport office for the ride at this specie,! offer. Entertainment and prizes will 'oe offered, donated by Kossuth nerchants. ? KVarrttd! One Gypsy Joe Kollasch of Swea City would like to meet up with thai gypsy family that stopped their car along the county road a half mile north of Swea City, Monday. So would the county sheriff's office. Joe said he was walking along when a car stopped, and out jumped a gyspy woman, who began gesturing and poking him in the chest, while ihe man also did some fast chattering, while two gypsy children looked on from ihe car. Joe thought maybe ihey wanted road directions, but when they suddenly jumped into their car and drove away, he began taking inventory. A wallet with $81 in it which he carried in a breast pocket was missing. The gypsies, too, were still missing as of Wednesday. thMolfite uSitil A 17 HaflSwhere i until makelS buldpi ere rA For th ossuth,., Goiter Operation Horace Clapsaddle, husband of Algona's mayor, Linda Clapsaddle, was scheduled to undergo surgery at Veteran's hospital in Des Moines this morning (Thursday) for removal of a goitre. year, Friday, Aug. 19, is the 8ay,' and four Kossuth County League teams will take the field for a big doublejieader, Lone Rock Vs. Bancroft The present league - leaders, Lone Rock, will meet the second place league team, Bancroft, in the opener at 1 p.m. The Lone Rock team has a 9-1 record, while Bancroft, is 9-2. Both Bancroft losses have been at the hands of Lone Rock, and each time by just one run. Whittemore, a surpriser in the league race so far, will tangle with the Algona KCs in the second contest which is set for 2:30 p.m. Both games' are seven innings, and arrangements for the games are in charge of Don Smith, Jr. City's Spraying Unit In Action The City of Algona's new spraying outfit to kill flys and mosquitoes was in action this week. The equipment has besn purchased by the city and with only a small expenditure in the future for chemicals. The 'work will be done by regulat city employees. The equipment and supplies came to less, than $2,000. Last year the city financed spraying by a private concern and it cost over $1,000; twp years'ago contributions totaling almost $2,00u were made toward two sprayings of the city. Fined $50 For Assault On County Supervisor Fires 3 Shots At Burglars In Bancroft Fred Kadow, who runs a clean- ling plant at Bancroft and lives [in an upstairs apartment, down- jtown, was credited with frighten- !ing away three or four men who jwere making an attempt to bur- jglari/.e the Cowing-Wohnke gro- icery store there at about 3:40 jim. Friday. f Kadow could not sleep, and jwhile up happened to look out 'the window. He saw the men start to break open the rear door of the grocery. At this point he called to his wife to notify the own marshal, and he in turn (ioaded and pointed a revolver put •the window at the men, telling •them to stand still or he would shoot. At this command, they began running down an alley. i Kadow let go with three shots, none of which evidently hit a target. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was called, and was working on the case this week. Before Kadow ^called to them, the men ha(. fbroken open the door, and the \only thing they had time to grab was a carton of cigarettes, ^which they dropped in the alley as they fled under the barrage of bullets. Anderson, Wolf, Fangman Reelected To Head ASC Harry A. Bates Basses; Rites fee Friday Services for Harry A. Bates, 78, resident of this area for the past 55 years,. will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at McCullough's Funeral Chapel. Rev. G. G. Hallaucr, Congregational Church p a s t o r, will officiate and burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Pallbearers will ,be Roy Sarchet, Walter Klamp, Roscoe Mawdsley, Frank Cruikshank, Henry Dearchs and Floyd Gardner. Mr Bates died at Roberts Nursing Home Tuesday following a lengthy illness. He had been at the nursing home for a year and a half. Harry Arthur, son of Mr and , £>e ^ 0 " cls an ,? r \ wo men . tio ^nt rs HornrP Rules wn« hm-n :.t about $3 worth ot groceries I mm Richard I. Anderson of Grant iwp. was reelected chairman of the Kossuth Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation (ASC) committee at the annual convention of township ASC delegates held Saturday. Pictured above is the county committee, all reelected, but not heretofore pictured. Left to right are Andrew Fangman, Greenwood twp., Mr Anderson (seated), and George W. Wolf of LuVerne township. ' , Named as first and. second alternates to the county committee were Herman J. Studer of Prairie twp. and Donald Bollig of Seneca twp. All x were elected; for a one-year term starting Monday, Aug. 1. All ai'e experienced fri ASC 'acuvftles, aVid' theirs is 'the policymaking and decision-making functions in the county ASC setup as it conforms to the national program. Virgil L. Rohlf is the county office manager. (Algona Upper Des Moines Polaroid photo). Men Elude Pursuit Here After Cashing Bum Check Sheriff Lindhorst, Deputy Sheriff Don Wood, and Algona city police were called into action Wednesday morning when a worthless check for $47 was discovered to have been cashed at the Council Oak store here by Manager Chris Wallukait. Seconds after two men bought Mrs Horace Bates, was born at Fremont, Neb., Mar 27, 1877. He came to this area when only 23 years old, and had made his home here since that time. He farmed until his retirement. His wife, the former Lydia Sarah Ripke, preceded him in dealh. Survivors include a daughter, Edith Marie (Mrs George Broesder), and a son, Earl Roijer, both of Algona; and two brothers. They are Emory Bates, Tacoma, Wash.; and Ernest Bates, Des Moines. A brother, two sisters and a daughter, Frances, who died at birth, preceded him in death. Mr and Mrs Mark Stanion and son James, left this morning (Thursday) for a vacation trip to Ontario, Canada. Dave Lynch Barn, Grain, A Fire Loss A large barn and corn crib on the Dave Lynch farm, 2V4 miles northeast of Lone Rock, were totally destroyed by fire, last Friday morning. Fourteen calves and about 7500 bushels of oats, 4000 bushels of corn and alfalfa from 40 acres, and a brooder house were also a total loss. Six fire companies fought the blaze, coniing from Lone Rock, Swea City, Burt, Bancroft, Fenton and Whittemore. In the above picture taken by an Upper De^s Moines photographer after the fire had left the barn a smouldering rubble, Willard Ohm is operating the bulldozer in the center, being used to clear the yard of debris, while the Fenton fire company is still playing a.hose line on the smouldering remains. Marion Stucki is at the nozzle, Wally Smith is in the foreground with a white T-shirt, and the other members were unidentified. The alfalfa had been put into the barn, a 40 x 70 structure, a week ago Monday. The fire was discovered about 10 a.m. Two of the Lynch's children, and a neighbor's son, were saddling &• pony in the barn at the time, when they saw the fire. Hundreds of neighbors flocked to the Lynch farm to give what assistance they could, many hauling in water. Some saddle equipment was also lost. The loss was partly covered by insurance. Total loss wast estimated at about $50,000. clerk, and pocketed the change Views Vary In Postcard Poll, Friday Opening Replies began to come in today at the Algona Chamber of Commerce office on Ihe question of whether or not local business firms should remain open on Friday nights or Saturday nights. The Friday night opening has replaced the Saturday night opening for the past 16 weeks. Considerable difference of opinion has developed on the subject. In ihe next mail following receipt of the official ballot io be turned in by Chamber members who hold retail sales tax permits, another postcard was received by Chamber members urging repeal of Ihe Friday night opening. The message was sponsored by a group of business men opposing the Friday night plan, who said thai Algona business has been hurt as a result of ihe Friday substitution for ihe traditional Saturday night opening. from a $47 check, Wallukait made a call to the Emmetsburg bank on which the check was drawn, only to find out it was worthless. He called the sheriff's office, meanwhile sending one of the boys employed in the store to trail the men. The men separated, however, and the boy followed the one with the groceries, who proceeded to place them in a car parked in front of Penny's. It later developed this car had nothing to do with the incident, and did not be-long to the men. The boy spot'.;,.! a city patrolman and went to inform him of what was happening, at which point the man he was trailing disappeared. A fast search 1'ailocl to locate either of the men, :mtli a state police alarm was broadcast. It then developed that from ihe descriptions given, the men are already wanted for similar check deals in several other places. Weather No Bar To Cupid Six licenses to wed have been issued in the past week'at the office of Alma Pearson, clerk of the district court. They went to the following couples: July 27 — Ralph Simons. Algona, and Phyllis Elsbecker, Bancroft. July 28 — Daryle Leeper, Burt, and Darlene Hentges, Algona. July 29 — Kenneth. Shivers, Indianapolis, Ind., and Harriet Griese, Burt. July 30 — John R. Johnson and Mary Knoner, Sturgis, S. D. Aug .2 — Lyle Kuyper, West Bend, and Irene Foertsch, Wesley. New Manager, LuVerne Co-Op LuVerne—Eldon Guess of Lytton, Iowa, was named manager of the LuVerne Co-Operative Elevator and assumed his duties Monday. Gordon Scott, manager since its organization, resigned, and his I future plans are n.it known at this time. The LuVerne Co - Operative Elevator was orguni/ed in 1950 with Albert A. Schipull, president. Directors were Wilson Legler, Lawrence Miller, Albert Het'ti, Loyd Larson, Donald Warmbier and LeRoy Hanselman, Officers at this time are Wilson Legler, president; A. A. Schipul], Lawrence Miller, Albert Hefti, Loyd Larson, William Marty and Edwin Hansehnan. Mr Guess has a wife and three daughters. They do not plan Swea Farmer, Son In Court After Clash Walter Kockler, Swea City farmer, was fined $50 and costs of $22.18 on a plea of guilty to a charge of assault and battery, Wednesday morning in the rnurt. of Justice of the Peace C. II. Ostwinkle in Algona. Kockler was charged with assault and battery against A. M. (Tony) Kollaschj Kossuth county supervisor; fronv the 5th district. A similar, charge against Gen. Kockler, son of Walter, was withdrawn on recommendation ot County Attorney L. W. Nitchals. Trouble In Swea City The trouble took place Monday evening about 0:30 p.m. on the Main Street of Swea City, while Kollasch was sitting in his parked car. A bill for $11.14 had been presented to the county by Kockler, based on a tile connected with a new grade on a county road. Kollasch said he could not sign the claim as a legitimate one, without knowing more about it, at a IVJonday , meeting of the board of supervisors. The claim was tabled. The Kocklers somehow heard about the tabling of the bill, and father and son drove into Swea City looking for Kollasch. Eye witnesses said that the two approached Kollasch, and berated him in strong, and abusive language, and that the father reached through the open car window and took a punch at Kollasch, breaking his glasses and inflicting a small cut over the supervisor's left eye. Threat Of Jail ' Kollasch filed the charge following the incident, and the Kocklers were haled into court for a preliminary hearing, Mpn- day evening, with the hearing then set for Wednesday morning after each man had posted a $50 bond. . During this Monday night session, the Kocklers were still incensed, and County Attorney Nitchals finally told the father that if he didn't sit down and keep quiet he'd have to put. him in jail, which calmed down the proceedings. After the fine was paid by the elder Kockler, in cash, Wednesday, and the case was dismissed by the J. P. Kollasch said that he intended to file a civil action for damages. FINED FOR FAILING TO YIELD RIGHT-OF-WAY Henry J. Kohlhaas, Agona, was fined $25 and costs in Justice Oslwinkle's court Wednesday morning on a charge of failing to yield the right-of-way on highway 109, six miles south of Algona, on a charge filed by the State Highway Patrol. 75 Bales Straw Destroyed, Burt A freak fire destroyed 75 bales of .straw in a matte; 1 of minutes within the town limits of Buri at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, when a tractor-drawn trailer loaded with the baled straw broke into flumes just as it was being hauled across the intersection at the west edge of Burt. The tractor-driver, who also owned the straw, was Harry Sankey, who lives on the edge of Burt. The straw had only been baled about 15 minutes, and was being hauled from the Sabin farm north of Burt. Quick response by the Burt fire dept. saved the trailer from much damage. Cause of the freuk tire was not immediately determined, although it \v;'S thought a cigarette tossed from a passing car might have spurkcil the Mr and Mrs Tom Verhuel will spend the month of August at Clear Lake. Mr Verhuel lias business at Osage and will commute there. Mrs Verhuel will be home from time to time during the moving to LuVerne at this lime, month but only for'brief periods. Winner of 16 State & National Awards, 1950-195$ Including General Excellence, Iowa Press An'n, 195$

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