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By Russ Waller » » * At Tilonka, Friday evening. rural route patrons, friends and neighbors of Lou Heiffner, who retired from the RFD postal service as of Wednesday, after serving 46 years and 7 months. will honor him at a pot luck dinner and program at the school M.vm in Titonka. Louis Bartlett will act as master of ceremonies The dinner starts at 7 p.m. * * « Mr Heiffner has lived at Titonka since 1893, when he wa.s a small boy. He is now 70 years of age. He started carrying the mail Feb. 1, 1909, on one of the earliest RFD routes in this section of Iowa. He has been serving 232 families, with 223 rural boxes on his route, and a total of 1160 patrons or persons. His route has been covering 62 miles daii> No permanent replacement for the i out" has yet been announced. * « » Mrs Heiffner has been leaching at Gowrie, and Mr and Mrs Heiffner expect to move there shortly. Mr Heiffner is the fa- thei of six children, none of who now live at Titonka. It will be a big turnout and a big event. and one that the retmng carrier richly deserves. ' * * Scouts lell us thai the most re- rent recruits to the art of surfboard riding are Dick Cook and Harold Biandi .. . the latter, however, admitted that getting a surfboard underway with hi> poundage is something of an art that he hasn't fully mastered as yet. * * • In the home class of Mr Chal- !ey (8-1) in junior high, there aix 28 pupils and MX of them are left- handed. * * 4 The Upper Des Moines was honored this week by receiving a "Certificate of Appreciation" from Iowa Division of the American Cancer So- j cieiy, "for notable assistance in the Crusade to Conquer Cancer — 1955". Community service it a thing that all nowcpapcrs contribute, but 16o often th« servict is simply taken for granted, and it brings a warm glow to have »n appreciation such as the certificate from a group that the paper has endeavored to assist. * * • We read with interest of the stock market manipulations of business school .students in a small Pennsylvania college. where the .students have winked an original gift of S10.000 into a total now of $12,260 by practical application of buying and selling stocks .. .this reminded us of a long ago teacher we once had in the 8th grade who conducted a similar experiment in her classes—without money, of course—but in which each student had a mythical sum to invest, and we watched the rise or fall of this "fortune" with great interest. Don't remember now how it all came out, but a tip of the hat to the teachei wh" probably wa.s a little ahead of hei time in education. Many a good man works hard at being successful, only to find he has no lime for what success is supposed to bring—going places, friends, sports and weekend relaxation. A training course for adults interested in leading Girl Scouts is being offered, Sept. 7 and 9, and again Sept. 14 and 15, with sessions from 7 to 9 p.m. in the local Methodist church. Mrs N. J. Kelley and Mrs Helen Mikes will be the leaders, and training chairman is Mrs Wm. Ankenbauer. There is a need for more Girl Scout leaders as present membership here is now about 250. Additional information can be obtained from Mrs Anken- baucr. » * * All Algona stores will be closed next Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 5. « * * Harold Gilmore got off "scot free" for lack of sufficient evidence, last Monday noon. Rotarians varied their program with a mock trial. Luke Linnan acted as judge, Joe Lynch Sr. was attorney for the defendant, Russell Buchanan was attorney for the state, and the crime charged by indictment was chicken stealing .. .Andy Foster was to have been tried on the charge, but he "skipped out" on the meeting, flew the coop so to speak. Ralph Miller as the chief witness on the stand proved considerably more vague than he used to in his answers at the Iowa State Bank, which gave Defendant Gilmore quite an assist.. .nobody ever did mention whose chickens were presumed to have been stolen. * * * Famous Last Line—(Overheard in conversation of local fanner): "The only 'reapportionment' that interests me is a fair share of the Great Prosperity dollar." Slgona State Historioai Iowa OltyJ Ia« ESTABLISHED Entered as second class matter at (he postoffice at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. ALGONA IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1955 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 92 - NO. 35 Dick Dale of Algona Wins Welk Band T-V Star Spot By Buddy Mason Hollywood Correspondent If Algona High School teachers note that students are taking an increased interest in music lately, we have news fv«r them! Trie lads and lassies have been reading about Dick Dale, son of Mc> Gertrude Dale of Algona and a brother of Mrs Harold Cowan. Dick, now a top-rated musician with Lawrence Welk''s faiv.uu.- "Champagne Mu>ir" Orchcstrj. featured over ABC-TV network. was bocn in Algona. While stil! :n the seventh grade, tu show a marked musical instruments local bands In fact, Dick Dale that he attracted the Dick began interest in By the high school, for the Al- time he was ready fo he wa.s a candidate B"na High Band Here. Dick Dale developed his talents to the point where they indicated music as a professional career. He started playing saxophone m 1936, and by the time he graduated from Algona High in 1943, Dick was playing with 'Yukon Eric' A Visitor Here f ^ ^ • piotessi For Car Repair » • ;ivo ";it A very well-known TV sports personality, Yukon Eric, one ot the biggest of the pro wrestlers in the business, stopped in Algona Tuesday morning to ha\v the generator on his 1954 Cadillac El Dorado convertible checked at the Ernie Williams garage. The opportunity afforded a UDM reporter, a grand chance for a first-class interview (he thought). The reporter went to the garage and inquired as to the whereabouts of the giant Alaskan, who was probably born in New York City, and was told hs? could be found behind the Botsford Lumber Co. woodworking shop. That's where he was—reading a couple of late magazines. Yukon was asked where he last appeared and where he was headed. His reply was historic to say the least—"I'm retired, I'm a working man now." He sat there puffing on a cigar and rested arms as big as Iowa hams on his legs—but continued reading. "Nice day," was his next comment. After more grunts and groans in answer to various questions, the interviewer prepared to leave, when the first question came from Yukon—"What did you say your name was?" When told, the heavyweight said "See ya," and the interview ended. Yukon's car had a New York license and the registration under the hood said "Yukon Eric", so it isn't just a stage name. He pulled into Algona at 8 a.m. Tuesday ancl didn't demonstrate a willingness to talk much. A search was conducted among the Williams employees so a wrestling match might be held with the visitor, but no opponent was located. It's lucky. was so g attention of pro combinations and, in the early 1940's, the lad began play-ing professionally with mid-'vertr '. r. combos. ......... '"" Then, along came World War II and Dick donned a uniform. After two years in Uncle Sam's Navy, young Dale joined the celebrated "Six Fat Dutchmen of Minnesota". With this band. Dick had an opportunity to sr.owea.se his musical accomplishments to the world of music, in a much wider held. In 15)51. Lawrence Welk discovered Div-k. Hi- observed the ease with which the young musician could handle either the. saxophone or the clarinet. Further noting that Dick possessed a fine basitune voice, the Old Mid- we.sl Maestro promptly added Dick Dale to his talented "Cham- pap.m' Music" aggregation. Dick fitted into the Welk or- gani/ation perfectly. So well, in tact, that he's been with this nationally acclaimed group ever since. Following the Lawrence Welk policy of developing personal talents of the men in his band, Maestro Welk started Dick singing with trios and soon had him doing solos, as well. Today, successful in his chosen piotession, Dick Dale, his wife, personal boss of the Dale uld— - a 30 month-old-son — are "at hutne" to old friends in their cu/y Reseda, California, home. Talented and popular, the former Algona High student is gaming a country-wide reputation with the justly far-famed Lawrence Welk and his "Champagne Music" combination. And. — if Algona High School scholars seem to take a special interest in musical instruments — who can tell — there may be other Algona High students who have their hearts set on becoming eminent musicians in a band of national renown KSMN Suspends Algona Studio The Algona studio of radio station KSMN, Mason City, suspended operations Tuesday after three years here. Mr and Mrs Jack Buis, operators of the local setup since May 20, sighed a contract with the Pascal Radio and TV Corp., Mimai, Fla., and following a short stay at their home in St. James, Minn, will travel for that company in promotional work. Honor Fuchsen Family, Aug. 30, At State Fair One nf the highest honors at the Iowa State Fair was accorded a Whitlemore family, Tuesday. Aug. 30, at the Fair. Mr and Mrs Lester Fuchsen and their three children, were presented in front of the grandstand at 1 p.m. and were presented with a plaque as one of the outstanding GI farm families in the state. They were named as district winners for this area. Eight other district winners and their families were similarly honored. The Fuchsens represented the 8th district in the contest recognizing the work of Iowa farmers w-ho served in World War II or the Korean conflict and who are improving the place of agriculture in America. During World War II Mr Fuchsen served in the SeuBees, being stationed at various times in Bermuda, Trinidad, Hawaii and Iwo Jima. He was married nine years ago to a Sioux City girl, Marion Degen. They have lived all their married life at Whittemore, and are now purchasing a quarter section farm two miles south of Whittemore. There are three children in the family. Tommie. 7, in the second grade at Presentation Academy, and twins Kenneth and Karen, age 5. who are starting kindergarten this fall. • : Mr Fuchsen has been active in farm groups, soil conservation, the Knights of Columbus, and American Legion, and his wife is a member of the C. D. of A. and Legion Auxiliary. Both are members of St. Michael's parish. Kuhns Plan To Rebuild After iia Fire Loss , It will take a lot of time and doing, bttt Mr ana 'Mrs William C. Kuhn, who lost seven farm buildings during a fire Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 24, plan to eventually rebuild everything necessary for them to farm properly. The Kuhns lost seven buildings to the blaze, and replacement of all seven plus machinery would run well over the $50,000 mark. First up on the list of new structures is a stock barn, and Bill has already sketched rough plans which show exactly what he wants. The Kuhns and their son and daughter-in-law, Mr and Mrs Bill Kuhn, Jr., who live in the tenant house on the farm a mile and a half northeast of Algona, raise feeder cattle, so the barn is a must. A poultry house is number two on the schedule. There are sev eral hundred pullets on the Kuhn place without a place to live, but it will be provided before the cold blasts of winter arrive. As to the rest of the buildings— Bill doesn't exactly know what he's going to do. "We'll probably put them up as we need them," he said, and added "1 learned one very important lesson the hard way—don't builcl them too close together." A couple of bulldozers cleared the yard of all debris in short order. A county dozer did much of the work, as most of the refuse, including many large pieces from various foundations, was pushed into a ditch adjacent to the yard. The Kuhn families were literally flooded with food, cards and letters following the disaster, which was one of the worst in recent* years in the county, as only two houses and part of a garage were saved from the flames. About 25 percent of the farm machinery was rescued from the burning buildings, or was not in them at the time. It won't be too long before work will be underway on the barn. Bill plans to completely level off the yard before new buildings begin to spring up. Eye Operation Lone Rock—Mr and Mrs Sam McCleish and Thomas left for Mason City Thursday afternoon where Thomas will receive an eye operation. Jo Ann is staying at the George Kissner home ana Patsy and Nadine are visiting the Harlan Marlows. Winner of 16 Slat* & National Awvd*, 1S50-1955 Including Qentr*} Exc»U«nc«, low* p rfw Aw'n, 1955 6 Injured In Bancroft Crash; Two Hospitalized 7 Grandchildren-All Born In '47 When Mr and Mrs F. H. Mescher of Bancroft celebrated their golden wedding anniversary this summer, the observance brought together for the first time a unique group of gi andchildren — the seven of '47. From January to November. 1947. a baby was born in each of the families of the seven married sons and daughters of Mr and Mrs Mescher. Until 1955, tins group had never met at one time. From left to right the seven are: Dickie McCleish. son of Mr and Mrs Glenn Me Cleish. Bancroft: Virginia Gisch, daughter of Mr and Mrs John Gisch. Algona: Jeanne Me#cher. daughter of Mr and Mrs Walter Mescher, Algona; Kent Mescher. son of Mr and Mrs A. F. Mescher, Kenosh a, Wise.: Jo>tph Mescher. son of Mr and Mrs Edward Mescher. Silver Spring. Md.: Gary Johnson, son of Mr and Mrs Wallace Johnson, Hagerstown, Md.. and Rickie Mescher. son of Mr and Mrs Paul Meschc-r, Bancroft. Mr and Mrs Mescher have twenty-six grandchildren, twenty of whom are boys. (Cut Courtesv The Globe* Fancy Titles For Fancy Beef At Sept. 9 Auction It appears that the Lions Club members are really getting in gear for their "Baby Beef by the Piece" auction to be held Friday evening, Sept. 9, on downtown State street. At least, they are getting organized, and we didn't know it took so many titles to run off an affair like this. Leo Cassel, Dave Smith and Herb Hedlund have been named as "Cut Chiefs", and will decide whether the beef is to be offered as 2 steaks in a package, as big or little . roasts, as hamburger or as soupbones. Craig Smith has been assigned as "Roaming Bidder" and will haunt the crowd. Ed Gilmore and Roy McMahon will handle the cash box, while Sheriff Lindhorst will have a posse on hand to run off any intruding "cattle rustlers". Assistant auctioneers will be John Dunn, Milch Taylor and Harold Brandt, but it is expected that Col. Dale Yungeberg will handle this post pretty much by himself. The choice beef is to be offered to the bidding public, with the proceeds being split between St. Ann hospital and the Lions Halloween party fund. L L Ross, 58, Dies Here Of Heart Attack Services for Lowell Leslie | o.s.s. 58. resident of Algona for trvv past '. 1 years, were held Tuesday at 2 p.iv.. in the Congregational Church. Rev. G. G. Hall- irjer officiated ancl burial was in Eust'awn Memorial Gardens. Mc- CulKiugh's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Struck By Car Here A pedestrian, Don Ramus, 36, Algona, received a head cut. scratches and bruises at 1:20 p.m. Monday afternoon when he was struck by a car driven by Mrs Helen Johnson on North Dodge street. Ramus came out of the alley between L. S. Muckey's plumbing shop and the liquor store and was hit in the middle of the street, despite Mrs Johnson's efforts to avoid him. He was rushed to St. Ann hospital, his injuries treated and released immediately. Lawrence Faber Dies, Ottosen Last rites for Lawrence G. Faber, 50. Ottosen, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church at West Bend. Msgr Scholtes will officiate and burial will be in the St. Joseph's Cemetery. The Hamilton Funeral Home, Algona, is in charge of arrangements. Mr Faber died Tuesday morning of a heart attack at the home occupied by he and his father east of West Bend. Lawrence George, son of Mr and Mrs John Faber, was born Sept. 27, 1904, and lived all his life in the Ottosen-West Bend area. He never married, ana farmed with his parents. His mother died last year. Survivors include his father, ihree sisters and a brother. They are Irene (Mrs Paul Thilges) and Laura (Mrs Andrew Kramer). Bode; Adella Faber, Ottosen; end Alvin Faber, Whittemore. Pallbearers will be Joseph and George Faber, Paul Thilges, Jr., rlarold and Victor Frideres and Alfred Zeller. Files For Divorce In Action Here Action for divorce was filed in Kossuth district court, Tuesday, by Delpha Ramus, naming Donald Ramus as defendant. Both are from Algona. They were married Dec. 31, 1945. The charge is cruel and inhuman treatment. Judge Fred M. Hudson, at request of the plaintiff, issued an order restraining the defendant from visiting the home of the couple. A civil action risking judgment for 5255.23 was filed by the Farmers Elevator of Titonka. naming Virgil Miller as defendant In other court matters, a divorce decree was granted to Leon a Mae Sankey from Raymond Sankey, Aui,. 25. and a juvenile hearing took place Wednesday afternoon in connection with the recent theft of firearms from th? Becker Sporting Goods store here by two loeal boys. Howard L. jones» Denver. Colo., was in the county jaii awaiting disposition ot a case in .which tie is charged with failing to account for $1300 to Jack Lynch, Ledyard auto dealer. Jones returned from Denver and gave himself up on the charge la'st Saturday. He had been indicted by a grand jury on the charge a year ago, but had never been found after that. Residential Lot Area Is Opened Announcement of a new tract of residential building lots is being made this week by O. A Anderson, owner of the tract, and Bud Anderson. The area., to be known as "Anderson Heights." and located just north of the four corners north of Algona, comprises eight builxiing lots. The area is being opened for inspection this coming weekend, and details axe given in a special announcement in this issue of the Upper Des Moines. Mr Ross died following a brief illness Saturday at 2 a.m. at St. Ann hospital. A son of Mr and Mrs Elmer i Ross, he was born Jan. 11. 1897 i near Anns. The Ross family moved to Sioux Rapids, where Leslie attended school, and later went to Grand Meadow. Minn. Mr Ro-.s was married to Edith Van Gamely Nov. 17, 1923, at Grand Meadow, and they farmed t'r.er-' until moving to Sioux Rapids, then to Algona in 1944. He was err.polyed at the prisoner i>!' war lump, and when it closed Went ».. work for Sargent & Co. Survivu.'s include his wife and live ch.Kiren. They are Shirley 'Mrs Stanley Larson). Des Moines; D .1 is i Mrs Roger Satoryi. White L.ike. S •'. Dak.: Marjone (Mrs WniL.ce Anderson), Ketchikan. Alaska; Merle. Des Momes; and Ruv in the air force at Sioux City. Other survivors include a sister. Beulah. (Mrs Harry Den- r..s), Des Momes; and a brother, Lvle. Little Rock. Pallbearers were Dick Johansen. Ronald Stephens, Pat Doern- injj. H,,rry Wray, Harold Peterson and Harvey Graham, all membeis of the Sargent £ Co. Reilly & Fischer Win Fair Honors Louis Reilly of Algona. and Harold Fischer Sr. of Swea City were announced as two winners of top honors in the swine department at the Iowa State Fair this Week. There may be other county livestock winners, also, but judging had not bten completed as of yc-.ste.rday. Reilly. with his Poland China hog entries, took third place with a senior yearling boar, and third with a fall boar. Fischer, showing Hampshires, won the grand champion sow award, first prize aged sow class winner and also senior sow champion. Cornfield Shut Off View At Road Crossing Two Bancroft teenagers. Mary Welp, 13, and Richard Fox, 15, who were hospitalized following a near-tragic two-car crash northeast of Bancroft Monday at 4:30 p.m., are improving, according to hospital officials. Both were taken to St. Ann hospital immediately after the mishap, and Miss Welp was flown to Rochester early Tuesday morning for further treatment. She received cuts and a contusion of the abdomen und Fox a broken thigh and bruises when cuj's driven by Rirhard Rahe, 17. Bancroft, and D. W. Reed, 27, St. Louis, collided at a corn-hidden intersection a mile north and two and a half miles east of Bancroft. Altogether, six persons were injured in the crash, but only two hospitalized. Richard J. Rahe, 17, son of Mr and Mrs George Rahe. received a cut on the head and face; Reed had two ribs broken and a possible fractured thumb; Joan Nurre, 15, daughter of Mr and Mrs Leo Nurre, and Patty, 15-year old daughter of Mr and Mrs William Rustemeier, each received bruises. At the time of the crash, the Rahe auto was traveling east, the other vehicle south. Both cars suffered extensive damage, according to Deputy Sheriff Don Wood, who investigated. A passenger in Reed's auto, who wu.s not identified, was the only one who escaped without injury. Miss Welp's parents are Mr and Mrs Art. Welp, while Mr and Mr^ Wilbur Fox are the parents of Richard Fox. Boy, 8, Hurt, Truck Mishap Fenion—David, 8 year-old son of Mr and Mrs Fred Frink, is recuperating as well as can be expected from injuries suffered in a fall from a pickup truck, last Thursday afternoon. He was riding in the back of the truck, and fell from it while the vehicle was moving, striking his head on the blacktop. He suffered a basal skull fracture, broken collarbone, broken ear drum, and a cracked rib. He was unconscious for sometime after the mishap and was in an oxygen tent at St. Ann hospital until Monday. He was reported as improving, yesterday. Has Punctured Lung Lone Rock—Mr and Mrs Henry Kueck and their guests, Mr and MJS George Goilmar attended hobo day at Britt on Tuesday. Wlule there they aJso called on Mr Leo Sankey who is in the hospital there with a punctured lung which he received from a fall when he tried to shut off a motor on a gravel machine. Rudolph Fischer, Lone Rock, Dies Services for Rudolph Fischer, 80, long-time Lone Rock resident, will be held this afternoon (Thursday) in the Presbyterian Church there at 2 p.m. Rev. C. E. Nordine will officiate anci burial will be in the Fenton Community Cemetery at Lone Rock. The Hamilton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr Fischer died at St. Ann hospital of a heart ailment Monday night, following a three day illness. Rudolph was born July 1C, 1875 at Des Moines. He came to Kossuth County in 1893 and lived here since that time. He was a farmer and tiler and never married. Survivors include three brothers, William, Lone Rock; Edward, Goodland, Minn.; anci Gus, Des Moines; and two sisters, Amanda (Mrs George Petti'j, Lone Rock; and Anna (Mrs Tom Sharp), Algona. Pallbearers will be Ornie Behrends, Jack Quinn, Ben Schmidt. Karl Ewoldt, Frank Flaig and Edward Ohm. leg Splintered By A Tractor Lakota —Herman Bosma, Lakota, splintered a bone in his leg, recently, when he was caught in front of a tractor wheel when he started the tractor without knowing it was in gear. The accident happened several weeks ago but it was not at first known that he suffered any injuries except bruises. He is employed on the John Berschmun farm. He has been in the Buffalo Center hospital. Bond Fwtival Oct. 1 The 7th annual Alfiona Band Festival date has been set for Saturday, Oct. 1.

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