The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 25, 1955 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 25, 1955
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-r.% fajc^Cireledf^op In - $1 Cash Is Yours/ Dapt, of History and Des Molndfi 19, Iowa .% DUttict Judge G.Wi Stillmari t Ettas hospitalised last'week ;st:St, Mnn after surgery, arid during his •. r ^convalescence •> he , received a g| 'bouquet" of . a most unusual jgnature... it consisted of a collec- •^tion of coekldburrsy thistles, quack%grass and other,similar items that '-J5weed Commissioner Clarence SPriebe is eternally looking for |.. .Jhere are'rumors that the per- -*-ir". of f this bouquet has that are T.H.C.-v'. : > ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered as second class matter at the postoffwe at Algonn, .Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, under'Act of Congress ot March 3. 1879. ALG'ONA, IOWA, i THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1955 4 SECTIONS - 24 PAGES VOL. 92 - NO. 34 , The U DM recipe: corliesl 1 is at« trading 'atteritiori;'frbnr the men, too. .. it has beeri suggested that contestant have' a sample ' of the product accompany tHe recipe'(that from a male bystander, of course), and another suggested that we set up a test kitchen, in" our office and ,try Ithrem? all-out': • * ''.•"-••»..'• . i»! '." •-.-. v Out at the 'Chrome* Cafe they ; have what they 'call <a "Rogue's •-.Gallery." This is a collection of about 130 pictures of truck drivers s and their, vehicles 'on a bulletin r ,board...they come from ail corners of the ,U.S,A.—and they'll Soon need a secprid'bulletin tyoard. We are;trying lo figure out if there is. any connection between the; fact that Iowa's Governor^,'Leo (Hoegh ate a fried gmshopper;in .his office one morning, and later in the day took part in a tribal .dance of the Tama Indians. •"•''.•':.• i •'',"' ' According to the Elmore, Minn. Eye, the $41,000 Ti'ew building for .the town municipar liquor store "•Will be paid for in full by Nov. 1 -arid not a cent of tax money-has been used, "thanks in part tq, our ; friends J^om Jowa", says the Eye. All Elmore streets black? topped ; by theKsame date, at a cost of $3,200ijwithout 'increasing the village taj£es,i the paper says. .... . >* Floyd? Holt. ^fjqfdoiii quite a •bit 6f traveling Iritfipnnection with :Mti, ^;wiih,thMflf}h Iowa DireeX :S,i^ SerH^fpPra lot^of stories' .-v~-so mSriy^in fact, that-thfe only Way he .can remember them is to write, ,'em, dqwn, which he .does in a' themo.ibook ... the only trouble witty this system, he says, is that he's liable to have forgotten the memo book, too, when he wants to tell a story. * * * • Reading about the statement made by Vice President Nixon in -,a speech he gave at the -opening of the new Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, to wit: "I want 'all. the people of the: world 'to know that whe.n you're' in , a -Hilton ' Hotel you are in your own home 1 ',' brings to mind a statement once made by former ,Vice, President Jack Garner. Seems that old Cactus Jack was offered $25,000 to make a series of radio broadcasts by ' a big firm. The "then 1 Vice President replied: "You don't want to hire Jack Garner, you want to hire the Vice President of the United States. And Ihe Vice President of the United States is not for sale." . * * Implement dealers at the Kossuth County Fair and, their representatives on the grounds spent one very unpleasant and. busy morning . . . they discovered that during the night the air had been let out of their tractor and vehicle tires, and such things as gas cap covers and other removable items rjtad been tossed to the four winds. * * ' * At the ' sewage plant "open house" last Sunday, we got to chinning with a representative ol Dorr-Oliver, Inc., a firm that supplied mwch of the equipment. We asked him .how the Algona plant compared with others around the country, and he said "why, it's better than the one- in Des Moines!" (We hope Harlan Miller picks that one up). Less than 300 citizens turned out to see what about $350,000 of their tax money had bought, but then it was a pretty hot afternoon. Perhaps if the city administration had just thought to bring Art Carney, the famous "sewer expert" of Jackie Gleason's TV show, to the open house, the response would have been greater. » * » « Ann Clark says the reason it rained, Tuesday night, is because she did her washing Tuesday and hung H out to dry- The rain came jus| six hours too }ate to have helped prevent (the great loss by fire at the farm p| William Ruhn, in Plum Creek twp. * » * Donations are in order for ihe disaster relief . for the flood- stricken eastern states. You can send ypur donation to the Red Cross in Algoria, or gjve them to any town chairman ;of the R.e.q Cross aroundlthe county. CCharlfe, Out By Fire As firemen Battled Roarinlg Blaze, Plum Creek Farm 0 Day .t*i?ffy Little iale The weather pulled a complete (and well-received) turn-about Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, and came through with 2.68 inches of rain which is still being evaluated by farmers, grain and crop meri in the area. According to Dean Barnes, extension^ director in the county, the much-needed moisture came in time to aid all crops immensely, although it is probable not much, ff any increase in the corn yield will be derived. "Late corn", said Barnes Wednesday noon," will, benefit to a greater extent when .considering the yield angle,' but the rest of the corn and all other crops and grasses certainly w.Ul be more valuable from now on." ! First of all, the quality of all corn will be much better, due to the fact that all corn in the doughy stage will now have full kernels. It was feared for a time that some of the corn, or much of it, would not meet sealing requirements and that U would have to be. used as feed. Those fears have subsided somewhat now. Soy bean quality will increase, new seedings will 'get a better start before cold weather hits us, fall pasturing will be greener and richer and fall plowing won't be so "tough". All in all, prospects for a finer crop all the way around were hiked: higher than they've been for weeks, as the rainfall received was more than an inch above the total received during the previous 50 days combined. Rainfall .varied around the county, with three inches reported in the Wesley neighborhood. According to- Weatherman Stu Albright at the airport, the lowest mid-day temperature during the week was registered Monday wh^n the mercury hit only 87. Five of the seven days the high went way over 90 Date < Hi Aug. 17 95 Aug. 18 97 Aug. 19 —:97 Aug. 20 .— ..94 Aug. 21 .97 Aug. 22 —87 Aug. 23 -, -89 L 60 60 63 63 67 54 57 6 Couples Get Wedding licenses Awg 19 — Jerold Beamish and Marja Oakland, Algona. . Ausr- 19r— Maurice Frbehle and Mary Ferguson, Bancroft; Jos. W. Kojlasch, and, Jfudith A, Greinert, , , Whitteniofe; John F, Pode, >and Trieres^ A. Weydert, Algona; Jarnes |?rone and Ver? ''''" ftode, . ?3>~ Clarence Qolwitzer, aad, U&y Ann, -^ 1 ^,>,.x... . •••••« *,. ! County Farr Two Kossuth 4-H girls' demonstration teams, including the Kossuth County Fair championship team pictured above, will represent the county,at the State Fair contests. Grand championship went to the Riverdale Rustlers Unit 2, with their demonstration of "Fitted Shoes For Health." Pictured above are Catherine Hilbert, 16, daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank J. Hilbert. and Alice Illg, 16, daughter of Mr and Mrs Art Illg, all of St. Joe. Mrs J. M^. Patterson, Mrs Hubert O'Brien and Mrs Nicholas Weydert are club leaders. The second Kossuth 4-H team to go to the state fair as a county representative is the Buffalo Boosters, wrwse demonstration on "Safe at Home" will be given by.Darlene Callies and Marian Meyer. The Prairie Pals team, consisting of Charlene Downs and Mary Lou Hanig,. won a trip to the Waterloo Dairy Cattle Congress. Their demonstration is entitled, "The Popular Pleated 'Skirt." Winner of a trip to the Spencer Fair was the Lotts Creek Lassies team compqsed of Carold Reding and Mary Walker. They presented the-subject of "Practicably Perfect." (Upper Des Moines Polaroid foto). ' ' LUVERNE TWP, BARN STRUCK BY LIGHTNING A large barn on the M. N. Bpr- man farm in LuVerne twp. was struck by lightning, early Wednesday, caving in the side of. the barn and otherwise damaging it, but it did not catch fire in the rain. Circled In Fair Picture ? Get $1 At the top of page one in this issue of the Upper Des i Moines are a group of candid camera shpts taken at last week's Kpssuth County Fair. TO each person whose face is circled the Upper Des Moines will give one dollar in cash. AH you have to do is *tep in at .the Q{?ic» an(i' be idftqjUisd: It you fee a neighbor, ,£>ett* r tell ftem ,the jgopd too, . , ' ' . . tha y|>M P>oJ99X»j>hers, so, w» don't know ourselves J i* going to get ita ' " 2 New Damage Suits On File Two new actions for damages were filed in Kossuth district court, during the past week. In one case, Sherry Kuchenreu- ther as administratrix is plaintiff, with George Eden named as defendant, in an action for $40,504.5.0 as a of the death of the plaintiffs' husband -last Jan. 8. He 'was struck while lying on the highway after an accident by a ear driven by Eden. The widow -charges negligence on the part of the defendant, in the mishap on highway 169 north of Bancroft. ' Lyle Hirner and Raymond Hirner are plaintiffs in a suit asking $355.79, damages from Raymond. Alderson and Geral Leek, ag jojnt defendants, as the result ftf a ifushap on highway 18 ' March, J[7j 1955, . ,- pjiintiffs • are truckers from Nfesley, ...They . say their .vehicle was struck py the Alder? son seraj-trajler wjjfn the fatter to swejvf ojjt.of |t$ [Public Schools l&j$ Open Monday- Academy Sept. 6 Monday will be the first day of school for all children who attend public schools 'in Algona, Classes for all, from kindergarten through twelfth grade, will convene at 9 a,m. for a half day session. Regular full - length classes will begin the following day, as will the school hot lunch program. There'll be a break in the schedule Labor Day, Monday, Sept, 5, when there will be no classes. Kindergarten pupils will attend either in the ntorrning or the afternoon, and assignments will be made to these sections opening day. Bus routes vyill operate from the first day on. St. Cecelia's Academy will begin the 1955-56 school, year Tuesday, Sept. 6, the day after Labor Day, A High Mass will be sung by Msgr. P, P. Gearen at 8 a..m opening day and all students are expected to be present. Registration of students will be held this Sunday, Aug. 28, at the school from two to five in the afternoon and from seven to eight at night. There are sixteen members of the faculty and new ones include Coach Jim Geelan, who will also teach physical education and social studies. Other members, are: high school —Father Harold Cooper, Religion; Sister Mary Aloysius, science and Latin; Sister Mary Ita, mathematics; Sister Mary Redempta, commercial; Sister Mary Alberta, English; and Sisters Mary-Matthews and Alice Marie, music, glee club and band. Grade teachers are Sister Mary Lois, first; Sister Isidore, second; Sister Mary Ruth, third; Sister Mary Christine, fourth; Mrs Helen Flynn, fifth; Sister Mary Teresa, sixth; Sister Mary Agnes, seventh; and Sister Mary Rosaria, eighth. Clothes Left At Pool Gives Scare Whitlemore — Local resiiJents and bathing pool attendants in particular had quite a scare, last week, when it was found when the pool closed that a set of boy's clothing was left at the edge of the pool. . James Duffy, lifeguard, and others, searched the bottom of the pool, with the fear that some youngster might have gone under, Fortunately, that was not the case. The owner of the clothes is requested to call «t the £aih house and pick; up his clothes. Nobody hacj called fop them as of Satur 4«y, it * *£ Mrs Merrymqn Crash Wed. P.M. A two-car crash at the east entrance of the. bridge on highway 18 near the Chrome brought injuries, to Mrs J. I.' Merryman of Algomj at 7:35 p.m;, Wednesday. Mrs Merryman was riding with her husband when . an auto, driven by Darryl G. Householder, Lone Rock, collided with the rear of the Merryman auto. Damage to the Householder car was esti- fnated at $200 by^ Deputy Sheriff Don Wood, who investigated the crash. Damage was slight to the Merryman vehicle, Mrs Merryman has been recuperating since May from a broken hip suffered in a fall at her home, and she was riding in a car for the first time since then when the crash occurred. 4 Townships To 'War On Rats' Swea City — Fpur townships will stage a "war on rats" beginning early in September. Plans were completed at a meeting in Swea City, Aug. 22. Townships in the program are Eagle, Grant, Swea and Harrison, and the town of- Swea City. The Farmers Night School council, Commercial Club, Lions Club, and town council are backing the project. An area including 144 sections will get poison bait, 3000 pounds of it, will be covered with bait boxes to be made by FFA boys. Becker Also Mrs Riebhoff Rites Friday mn laoe because of the Leek trupk. saw. 4 siml|arf incident the Ajgohrpool during ffte sum,' Services for Mrs Flora Riebhoff, 83, who lived many years at Burt, will be held in St. Cecelia's Catholic church tomorrow (Friday) at 9 a.m. Msgr. P. P. Gearen will officiate and burial will be in the Burt Township Cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home of Algona is in charge of arrangements. Mrs Riebhoff died following a stroke at Roberts Nursing Home early Tuesday morning. Flora, daughter of Mr and Mrs Chris Jergenson, was born June 15, 1872 at Moline, 111. She came to Plum Creek Township with her parents when a little girl and lived in that section until she moved to Afgona in 1945. Her husband, John, preceded her in death. Survivors include four daughters and a son. They are Jo (Mrs Frank Sudsier), Marshfield, Wis.; Jean (Mrs A- W. Me'scher), Qsseo, 'Minn.; Sue (Mrs Keiff), Algona; Betty (Mrs Roy Crawford), Polk City; and Verne Jliebhoff, Burt. A daughter preceded her in death. Two brothers, Harvey and Alfred ttergenson, both of Algona, also survive. Algona Mayor Two candidates for Mayor of Algona were definitely in the field this week, for the,off ice that will be decided next'Nov. 8. They are Charles Wagner, who had previously announced as a candidate, and Bill Becker, who announced Monday of this week. Both men have their papers ready to file when nominations can be legally entered. Mayor B. P. Richardson announced last week he would not be a candidate. He was appointed to fill out the term of Linda Clapsaddle, who resigned, Roy Hutzell, present councilman, has also been mentioned as •a possible candidate. Hutzell said Tuesday that he • was "on the, fence." He said he had been urged to run, but had not made up his mind. Becker, who became the second entry, was born in Kossuth county, and entered business in Algona in 1909, operating the Elk Cleaners. He previously had been a sales auditor with Decker Packing Co. In 1937 the business was sold. After several years in Denver, Mr Becker returned and was connected with the 1940 Federal census, and then was manager of the local Federal employment office until 1947. Since then he has been in independent sales work, Mrs Becker is the former Florence Johnson of Wesley. They have six children, Carlyle of Central City, Dennis of Phoenix, Ariz., Bill Jr. a music director in the Rudd school, Richard now in Japan with the Air Force, Florence of Corpus Christ! and Helen (Mrs Everett Anderson) of Algona. Rodman Boy, 10, Is Electrocuted A 10-year old boy was fatally injured at the farm home of his parents, near Rodman, Monday, when he touched a 110 volt electric wire on a yard light pole. He was Dean Wood, son of Mr and Mrs Haiold Wood. The boy with some friends had beeri playing in the back yard. The bulb on the pole had burned out, but had not been replaced. Dean decided to replace the bulb. His father was working in thu field. Halfway up the pole was a coiled set of wires, one hot, which had been used for heating a brooder house, then rewound and hung on the pole. The youtl\ cLimbed the pole. but. then decided it was' to high and began his descent. He evidently touched the hot wire, but continued on down the pole, took a few steps arid then fell: - . • • . The 'Entmetsburg fire department was called $50,001) Loss At Wm. Kuhn Farm, Tuesday One of Kossuth county's most disastrous farm fires swept the Plum Creek farm 'of Willhnri Kuhn, Tuesday afternoon, totally, destroyed seven buildings, a large amount of farm equipment, and large quantities of grain and hay. It was one of several farm fires in the area the past week—and by far the worst. The Kuhns had left, after the flames were through, only their own farm home, a tenant house, and part of a garage. Loss was estimated by Mr Kuhn at $50,000 of which only a part was covered by insurance. Lost in the roaring blaze which evidently started in the big barn about 2:30 p.m. were the barn, machine shed, new corn crib , with 3,000 bushels of corn, '< chicken hoUse, brooder house, well house and a small shed. The Kuhns were away at the time the .fire started t Mr Kuhn was in Algona on an. errand,:and Mi'3".Kuhn>was-aUend;itiS w «>*wed»''i ding. The blazirig'barn was seen by Mrs Melvin Rieken and daughter Judy, who were driving by, and at about the same time by Mrs Herb Hedlund from her home 1 at the top of the hill on highway 169. The fire had a tremendous start before the department arrived. Beyond Saving The Rickens turned in an alarm from the Chrome Cafe, after they tried to get into the Kuhn home • but found it locked. Algona firemen and a host of volunteers responded within minutes, but four or five of the buildings were already ablaze by that time. Only arrival of the firemen saved the garage and the, tenant house, both of which were' in the path of the flames. The Burl fire department was also called, and a water tank truck was rushed from the Algona Creamery. In the barn, which was still smouldering Wednesday morning despite the night's rain, were 1,700 bales of hay. Also lost in the barn were a tractor, combine, baler and elevator. Among the first on the scene, aftev spotting the heavy smoke, were neighbors Earl Cooper and Louis Simpson, Cooper attempted with a tractor to haul machinery from the barn, but was driven back by the searing heat. He succeeded in pulling some other machinery to safety. Simpson backed a car from the garage and drove it away from the flames. Others to arrive early in the fire fight were Harold Mosher, Melvin Alt, Jim Potter and Herb Hedlund, who spotted the fire from the Pioneer Corn Plant, a half mile away. Save Tenant House Firemen and volunteers cleared the tenant house, which is occupied by Mr and Mrs Bill Kuhn Jr., but firemen succeeded in saving the dwelling. The baled hay had been stored in the barn last Saturday. Thirty head of sheep managed to escape from the barn and were saved, but over 200 chickens were destroyed. Burning shingles ignited u cornfield across the road, . but this fire was extinguished by the Burt firemen. LONE ROCK BARN, 2000 BALES HAY BURN Lone Rock—A bolt of lightning' about 4 a.m. Wednesday morning .set fire to the large cattle bar« on the Gerald Radig farm, twu ,-outh and two west of Lone Rock, totally destroying the barn and :.bout 2,000 bales of hay and's,traw stored within. No cattle were lost. BAD FIRE HITS HEBRON TOWNSHIP FARM .'.",.The barn, hog hpuse, implements, and some grain, and hay were '• ctestrayexJ in a rife at the " Ralph Masiija "farm; in 'Hebron twp. Monday. ; How the : fire started is'not known, but fne fosti was large. v ' ' " ' ' ' '

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