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By Suss Waller • • • Want io do something different. Sunday, Oct. 16? Well you can; you can ride on what will probably be the last passenger train to cover the C. & N. W. tracks through Kossuth county. A special excursion train will make a tuur from Eagle Grove to Elmore. Minn., and return. The excursion is being sponsored by the Iowa Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. The round trip fare from Alguna to Elmore, und return, will be $2.75 and children are half fare and under 5 free. The train will have a itteam engine, baggage car, and coaches. There will be a two hour stop at Elmore for lunch. The train will' leave LuVerne at 9:55 a.m., Galbraith at 10:00 a.m., Irvington at 10:17 a.m. and Algona at 10:40 a.m. Stops are also being made at Hurt, Bancroft and Ledyard. • • » Folks interested in this excursion can purchase their ticket at the C. & N. W. depot or at the Upper Des Moines office. The train will reach Algona about 10:30 a.m. No speed records will be broken on the trip, but if you want a last chance to ride behind a steam locomotive, this is it. » » • Did you know Mamie Eisenhower has been a hospital patient? Neither did we, until we read "A Bit of Washington", found on today's UDM editorial page. • • * Doc Scanlan happened io see the Iowa State-Denver football game last Saturday .. .he counted 18 colored boys in the Denver squad ... "all big and fast, too" Doc added. * * • Local doctors admit being a trifle upset with the way the polio vueeine situation is "being handled. . They report that the government has complete control over movement and disposition of the vaccine; the medics are unable to buy any, anywhere, and all have a considerable waiting list of youngsters who would be vaccinated if possible, and are not in the school age group given the shuts twice this year. • • » Grady Phillips and several friends returned last Saturday from a hunting trip to Wyoming ..."We got 'em, too", said Grady, claiming four antelope and five deer. • • • Don't be surprised if you read a Northwestern Bell Telephone ad some day in the future, and find as the basis for the picture und story, the incident reported in this paper where a local telephone lineman found and returned a wedding ring with diamond attached .. . just one of the little services rendered by Northwestern Bell! • • • Didn't read a word about It in Iowa papers, but up at Rothsay, Minn, last week, Earl L. Butz, assistant secretary of agriculture, spoke at the Minnesota state plowing contest, and was hooted and booed when he stoutly defended the Eisenhower- Ben.-on farm policies. • • • Dan Turner, former governor of Iowa, a Republican elected in 1930 when Herbert Hoover became president, was pretty pointed and plain. He just simply said to a meeting of Adams county farmers, that Benson should quit. "The farmer isn't breaking even. He should not be turned out into the cold night of the law of supply and demand. Nobody else is operating under the law." « • » Things to watch for on the farm front— It is pretty certain that the administration will come up with some change in program. Benson is said to be considering a program to spend 500 million to "rent" land from farmers, taking it out of production of surplus crops. This plan is similar to the New Deal's program of soil conservation set up in 1938. Another proposal is practically the Brannan plan—cussed so vigorously in days of yore. The administration says it is spending one billion dollars a year now for storage and buying surplus crops ... some agricultural spokesmen in the administration would rather use that billion to make up the difference in direct payment to the fanner for what he can get in the open market and what 90 percent of parity would be... they don't call this the Brannan plan anymore, but to operate it probably wouldn't cost the government any more than at present, and would at least give the consumer a break with lower food costs. It will be interesting to watch. • « » Famous La*t Line (From headline In 4fUy p*p*r) — "Faxm Pric* pip S*»n *i Slow** R»i«." Qfltje State Historical Soolety Iowa Oity la« tSTAILlSHtD 1863 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa. Nov. 1, 1933, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 1955 4 SECTIONS - 28 PAGES VOL. 92 - NO. 38 Man, Boy Hurt On Farms A Kossuth man and a boy each received serious injuries in farm mishaps this past week. Milton Peterson of the Swea City area suffered a badly injured hand last Friday when combining oats. He was cleaning out the rollers and had the misfortune to cut the tip of several fingers on his left hand. He was given medical attention and it was found necessary to amputate the tips of two fingers. Barry Nelson, 9, son of Mr and Mrs Herb Nelson of Portland twp., was also injured Friday, when the tractor he was driving overturned in a ditch. He received a fractured pelvic bone and some bad bruises. He was rushed to St. Ann hospital where his condition was reported as good as could be expected. Grand Jury Recess; Drop A Beer Action Petit Jury Reports Sept. 27 As Trial Cases Begin GRAND JURY RECESSES The Kossulh grand jury, which convened Monday, recessed Wednesday afternoon until next Monday, pending subpoenaes for more witnesses. On* decision was made. "No bill" was returned in the case of the State vs. H. B. Frey of Ledyard, who had been charged with sale of beer without a license. It was ascertained that he had a license in effect at the time in question, June 6, 1955. Grand jurors are Carl Morch Jr., Gordon Giddings, Heiko Bruns, Edward Knoner, Elmer Loofi, Elmer WU- mert and Henry Kueck. • • • First trial case in the September term of district court here will be that of the State of Iowa versus Howard L. Jones, Denver, Colorado, charged with embezzlement of $1300 from Jack T. Lynch, Ledyard auto dealer. L. W. Nitchals will prosecute, and Harold McNertney of Ban- Frank Isaacson Services, Swea City, Sept. 21 Swea City — Funeral services for Frank Isaacson. 69, were held Wednesday at the Gospel Tabernacle church, at 2 p.m. and at the Curtis Funeral Home at 1:45. The Rev. David Frank, pastor, wa< in charge of the service. Mr Isaacson passed away early Monday morning nt his farm home 4 miles west of Swea City, from a heart attack..He was born in Swea township Feb. !6. 1886, the son of Mr and Mrs Carl Isaacson. He grow to manhood on his father's farm, attended the local school and was married Jan. 10 to Christine Madsen of East Chain, Minn. They were the parents of five children: Fern, Mrs Allen Looft: Sylvia, Mrs Duane Perdue; Eldon, farmer near Swea City, and -Kenneth at home. All are in the Swea City area. Mr Isaacson was a charter member of the Gospel Tabernacle and served on the board of trustees for 20 years. Also surviving are his wife, Christine, the four children, nine grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs Harry Linde, Julia; and Mrs Conrad Anderson, Annie of Cow- rie, la. Music for the service was furnished by a quartet, Mr and Mrs Junior EJlis, Mrs Eldon Heidecker and Walter Peterson, and Mrs Clyde Larson was at the organ. Pallbearers were Melvin Madsen, Gordon Magnussen, Wendell Ditsworth, Everett Anderson, Wallace Linde and Marlin Linde. Western Buyers Buys Top Barrow Western Buyers of Algona bought the grand champion barrow at the 1955 National Barrow Show held at Austin, Minn, last week. The price was $4.50 per pound, and the animal, which weighed 220 pounds, brought $990 to Oscar W. Anderson, who raised it. The purchase was made by Lowell Smith of Algona for the firm. Girl, 8, Hurt At Bancroft Bancroft — Sharon Doocy, 8 year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Wm. Doocy, received several large cuts on her foot and ankle, Sunday, when she ran into a sharp instrument when she was returning home from the show. V. F, W. Poppy Day The V.F.W. Auxiliary will hold its annual Buddy Poppy Day sale here Friday. Mrs Alma Marshall is general chairman of the Poppy Pay for the Auxiliary. The Poppies will be sold by auxiliary members and Girl Scouts. croft wus named by the court to delend Jones. Jud'^e Fred M Hudson will preside. Second case for trial will be the State versus George Vitzthum, charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. In the meantime, two pleas of guilty to pending charges were made and sentence imposed. Alfred Niles. Algona, charged with larceny of an auto by embezzlement, wus given a suspended sentence of five years in the Ananiosa reformatory and placed under supervision of the parole board. Vernon G. Daley was fined S300 and costs on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He is from Algona. Assignment of two more cases for the November term was also made. Both will be jury cases. One is a suit for damages brought by Sherry Kuchenreuther et al against George Eden, as the result of an accident in which the plaintiffs husband died, north of Burt. The second is the State versus Lauritz C. Strand of Wesley, an O.M.V.I, case. In new cases filed in the past week, Willard Zeigler of Algona is asking 615,000 damages from the Rock Island railroad, and Clarence Macumber asks 57,500 as the result of an accident in which both were injured. Dec. 15, 1954. when the car in which they were riding was struck by a train at West Bend. Duane Jensen is plaintiff and Wayne Sailor, and Harold Richter. are defendants, in a civil action asking S283.95 damages as the result of an accident Juno G. 1955. The defendants are from Minnesota. A divorce action was filed by One J. PeH-rsen. naming Marjone May Peterson as defendant. Ik- charges cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple were married April 15. 1954. Members of the petit jury reporting Sept. 27. at 10 a.m. are as follows for this term of court: Algona — Clyde Amon, C H. Beardsley. Charles Diebler. Florence Hagg. Josephine Hardy, Marjone Jensen, Ethel Johnson, Mary R. Muckey, Melvin Olson. Frank Ro^sman, E:hel Rovn, John Ruger, Delvn Schultz, Mildred Wmkel, and Robert Skilling. Elmore, Minn.—Elmer Anderson. Henry Lent/, Herman Richter. Bancroft—Margaret Arndorfer, John V. Druessler, Allen J. Dudding, Charles McGuire. Whitlemore—Jair.es Bisenius, Bertha Greinert, Carl Johnson. George Maahs, Nick Reding. Lakota—Mane Boettcher, Elton Head. Nick Thompson. LuVerne—Jim Doak>. Emogene Hobscheidt, Milo Risvold. West Bend—C. B. Elsenbast. Armstrong—Ed Fitzgerald . Wesley—A. J. Foeitsch, Rena Hauptman, Joe Johnson. Swea City — C. J. Helmke, Kenneth Mullarkey. Burt—Clinton Henderson, Earl Taylor. Lone Rock—Bernice Jensen. Titonka — Dean Korte, Harm Uken. Ledyard—Melvin Logeman, Alfred Menke. Sexton—Howard Miller. Fenton—Carl Mortensen . Pneumonia Fatal For Little Girl Funeral services for Nancy Gerber, 1'i, daughter of Mr and Mrs Eli Gerber, were held Monday at 1 p.m. at Apostolic Christian church at West Bend. The Rev. Earl Banwart officiated. Nancy died of double pneumonia Saturday at Mercy hospital in Fort Dodge. Besides her parents, she is survived by six sisters. Ask Miss Iowa As Guest At Band Festival Invite 27 Bands; Event Slated For Saturday, Oct. 1 Plans are still incomplete, but most of the information on the seventh annual Algona Band Festival, slated for Saturday, Oct. 1, was released Wednesday by Bill Steele, secretary of the chamber of commerce. A total of 27 bands have been invited, and according to Steele, it is probable all but one, or pos- Mbly two. will accept and hi present for the affair. The bands ar$ selecting their queens this week for competition in the AJgona Band Festival Queen contest which is held in conjunction with the big parade and show. One new band, Wesley high school's, will appear this year. It is under the direction of Wayne Pringle. who is also in charge nf the band from Titonka. 1 The morning, afternoon and evening program foi members of the bands will closely resemble those of past years. There will be a pa- lade. luncheon for all band members, an afternoon program at the fairgrounds and free shows, always featured. ' Parade at 11 a.m. Exact times of the events are not known now, but will be announced in the near future. Committees are being appointed and complete arrangements will be made when this has been accomplished. It is probable the parade will be held at 11 a.m. this year, instead of 10 a.m. An attempt will be made to have Kay Taylor, Cedar Rapids, Miss Iowa of 1955. appear at the local festival. She recently returned irom the Miss America contest at Atlantic City. Marilyn Burgardt from Britt, last year's queen who is now attending school in Minneapolis, will be present to crown the new queen. An invitation has gone out to her. Bands and directors who have been invited are: Algona — Russell Guster; Armstrong — Reuben Latter; Bode — Sverre SolheJm; Britt — Milo Hall: Buffalo Center —Hans Aleckson; Bxirt — Everett Lockhart; Convith — Mary Ann Voss; Cylinder and Rodman — Robert Sackett; Fenton: Seneca and Lone Rock — Marlyn Bau.>man. Grant and Ledyard—Dale Canfield: Kanawha — LeRoy Nagel; Lakota — V. A. Barrett: Liver- mure — Curtis Rustad: LuVerne — Mrs Martha Littlejohn; Mallard — Reed Halverson; Plover— William Mekemson; Pomeroy — Philip Hauan; Rolfe — William Kloster; Swea City — Murray Elmore; Titonka and Wesley — Wayne Piingle: West Bend — Everett Lockhart; and Whittemore — Robert Bottorff. Cash For Floats Floats will once again be featured, with cash prizes to the ones judged best of the lot. Anyone interested in entering a float should do so at once. The chamber of commerce is looking for the owneus of 28 convertibles, necessary to haul the queens in the parade, and any owner interested should notify Steele immediately. To Dedicate GOC Tower Here, 26th Dedication of the new Ground Observer Corps tower on top ol the Algona fire station, will take place Monday evening, Sept. 26, it has been announced by local G.O.C. officials. Heading the list of state officials who will be here for the event is C. E. Fowler, state director of Civilian Defense, Lt. Col. J. Wells, Iowa military coordinator, and Major F. G. Straut, Des Moines, in" charge of the filter center there. Sgt. M. A. Gonzalez of the air force was in Algona arranging for the event this week. John Wood is director of the local G.O.C. unit, classified by Sgt. Gonzalez as one of the finest in the state. The public is cordially invited At Legal Confab G. D. Shumway and H. W. Miller are attending a legal institute this weekend at the State University of Iowa. Some 300 lawyers with farm clients will attend the meeting to discuss the farm lease and water laws in Iowa. Shierk Out For Mayor One Dead, Three Badly Hurt An eight year-old boy, William P. Murphy, so.i of Mr and Mrs Patrick Murphy who farm west of Irvington. died as a result of injuries received when the car above, driven by his father, and one driven by Kenneth Potter. 21. collided at a countiy road intersection two miles south and two west of Algona, early Saturday evening. In the picture b.-low is the Potter machine. The death of the Murphy boy was the ninth motor fatality in Kossuth county this year. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst said. (Algona Upper Des Moines newsfotos). *«« * t * *** Rites Wednesday & Today For Local Crash Victims Winner of 16 St«t» fc Nation*} Awwd*, 19SO-195S Including Central Exctll»nc«, Iowa Pm* Asi'n, 195$ A Kossuth boy and a county young man met death over the weekend as the result of automobile mishaps. William P. Murphy. 8, was the first victim. He was seriously injured in a crash. Saturday even- "ing southwest of Algona at a county road intersection, and died Sunday afternoon at a Rochester, Minn, hospital. Also injured in this crash were the father of the boy, Patrick Murphy, and Donald Hansen, 17, who was riding in a car driven Dy Kenneth Potter, 21, oi Algona. Mr Murphy suffered a broken neck and lacerations, and a concussion. He is now in a cast at St. Ann hospital, and reported as improving Wednesday. The Hansen youth received a severe brain concussion and severe lacerations of the forehead, requiring numerous stitches. He struck the windshield of the Potter car in the impact. He, too, is improving, at St. Ann. The machines met exactly in the middle of the intersection. Funeral services for William were held Wednesday morning in St. Cecelia's Catholic church at 9 a.m. Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiated and burial was in St. Michael's cemetery at Whittemore. Hamilton Funeral Home handled arrangements. William was born at Whittemore, Feb. 3, 1947, one of a family of nine children. He attended St. Cecelia's Academy. The family has lived for the past sev- , eral years on a farm three miles i south and a mile and a half west of Algona. Survivors, besides his father and mother, include six sisters and two brothers. They are Elizabeth, Mary, Judith, Rosalie, Barbara, Kathleen, John and Bryan. All live at home. Pallbearers at the funeral were Roderick Elbert, James Erpelding, Robert Cink and Mark Seeley. • * * The second fatal weekend mishap occurred in Humboldl county, on highway 3, east ot Humboldt. Richard J. Schick, 20, son of Mr and Mrs Henry Schick of Whittemore, and a former star athlete at St. Cecelia's Academy here, died early Monday morning when a machine driven by Jerry Hobbs, 18, of Algona, left the highway and struck a tree. Hobbs was rushed to Mercy hospital in Fort Dodge, and his mother, Mrs George Hobbs, reported yesterday that he suffered abrasions and lacerations of the face and body, badly bruised legs, numerous cuts, and that he had been unconscious off and on since the accident. He was thrown out of the car before it hit the tree in its path, about 470 from the highway to the tree. The two young men had been visiting at Cedar Falls. Services for Dick were held this morning (Thursday) at 9 a.m. in St. Cecelia's Catholic church, with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial was in Calvary cemetery and the Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born April 15, 1935 and attended St. Cecelia's Academy, graduating in 1953. He attended Buena Vista at Storm Lake for a year, then transferred to Iowa State College last year. He was to have enrolled for his junioi year Monday. While a student heri'-. Dick was active in music and sports, being an accomplished s a x a p h o n e player in t.he school orchestra and a regular for three years on the basketball and baseball teams. He was a high-scoring forward on the basketball court and a hard-working catcher on the diamond. He received recognition as one of the outstanding athletes in the Sioux City Diocese for his work. Surviving, besides his parents, are two sisters. Lavonne (Mrs Henry Eisenbarth.i, LuVerne. and Mary (Mrs Louis Cink), Wesley His parents, Mr and Mrs Henry Schick. farm five miles west and a half mile south of Algona. Pallbearers were Tony Winters, Steve Keneiick, Bob Loss, Jr., Bill Ristau. Jim McDonald and Clarence Metzger. District Meeting R.F.D., Fenton Fenton was host, Saturday afternoon, at a 6th district Rural Letter Carriers and Auxiliary meeting. Theii? were 11 .--late officers in attendance. The district Auxiliary elected officers as follows: President, Connie Rich a r d. Ruthven; vice president. Rose McGuire, Burt: secretary - treasurer. Vt-rna Thompson. Ledyard. The Letter Carriers Association elected officers as follows: President, Joe Sinnwell, St Joe; vice president, Guy Giddings, LuVerne; second vice president. Dun Richardson. Ruthven. secretary-treasurer, Cliff Larson. Searville. The Methodist ladies served the banquet in the evening, and a program was presented by the Fenton folks. Mrs Edythe Schroeder of Lakota gave a report on the state convention held at Decorah. There were 14 from Kossuth county at the meeting. Field Now 3; Frank Vera May Be Fourth Dr. C. C. Shierk announced Wednesday that he would be a candidate for mayor in the Algnn;i city election, to he held Nov. !!. His entry in the rare l>iio:'.N the candidates to three. A fourth is considering the race. He is Frank Vera, who said yesterday that he had been approached by several business men on the subject. He said he was interested in obtaining industry for the city and solution of some of the tax problems of the moment. It was still "maybe", however, with Frank. He was only considering the matter. The civic record of Dr. Shierk is lengthy. He has been a resident here for over 20 years. During that time he has been active in Buy Scout leadership work, served as president of the Algona Junior Chamber of Commerce and was also state president of the organization. He has served as county chairman for TB and Red Cross drivers, was secretary of the Kiwanis club for 14 years, has been a Chamber of Commerce director, and served in many other posts as well. This is his first venture in politics. Other candidates already in the mayoralty race are Charles Wagner and Bill Becker. Byron Richardson, appointed to fill out the term of Linda Clapsaddle, will not run for reelection. Nomination papers may be filed anytime between Sept. 29 and Oct. 11 with City Clerk Ivy Scull'- ham. C. J. Deitering, Bancroft, Dies, Heart Attack Bancroft — C'leuis J. Deitering, 4."'. I'lisine.--- man. died frum a heart attack Saturday afternoon while installing a <tnvp at the home of Mrs Kate Elsbecker. He had been in the gat age business for 25 years and was the Chevrolet dealer. He was associated, with his brother Albert, who later took over the Minneapolis - Moline farm machinery line. Cletus was a lifelong resident of Bancroft, a graduate of St. ..Trim's and was married to Monica Underkoiler, who survives, as woll as seven children: Sharon, :-tiklent :n St. Louis: Steven, a student at St. Thomas in St. Paul: Jj iv. 15: Jacqueline, 13: Kathy, 11: Sue. K; and Mike. 5. His parents. Mr and Mrs Henry Deitering. also survive, and three brothers. Albeit of Bancroft. Lau- reiicf of Florida, and Emery of Johvt. III. Three surviving sisters are Mrs Carl Callies (Mildred), Lake City. Iowa: Mrs Phil Sheridan i Margaret), and Mrs Maureen Welsh. Bancroft. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at St. John's Catholic church, with Rev. J. H. Schultes officiating. Burial wa> in the chinch cemetery, with Garry Fuivjrul Home in charge of arrangements. Casket beareis were Walter Kockler. Henry Arndorfer, Frank Brink. Bancroft. William Janvrm. Rochester, Minn., and Alfred Menke and Alfred Kramersmier, Ledvard. Open Bids For New Sewer Here, Oct. 6 Plans and specifications for the proposed storm sewer were filed by Engineer M. W. Bittinger when the City Council met Sept. If). The hearing and taking of bids will be at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 6. The project includes a new outlet and 2153 feet of collector storm sewer, starting at Harliin and North streets and running southeast to State and Colby streets. Collins, Thompson and Willis, professional engineers in Algona, were hired to compile data, estimates, plans and specifications for the storm sewer. The council authorized four delegates to attend the annual convention of the League of Iowa Municipalities to be held October 5 and 6 in Des Moines. A cigarette permit was granted to Lily Broderson, now operating I he Kol't'ie Kup. It was voted to remove two parking meters on the east side of the Algona Hotel so that the Jefferson Transportation Co. will have a reserved space for a bus stop. The following building permits: were issued: Mrs Mary Lytle, garage; Harry J. Bode, addition and new garage; Cha.-. LaBarre, resh ingle insurance office; Mrs Lulu Hartshorn, concrete walk; Jerry M. Lewis, repair walk; H. D. Ristau of LuVerne, repair; R. P. Norton, addition to office and shop; G. F. Burtis, addition; Elva Ewaldt, repair; Donald Frederick and Robert Bickert, joint driveway; Earnest Kearney, Elsie Willrett, repair; State Highway Dept., new salt shed; Charles Dunn, moving trailer; Perry Collins, driveway. Home From Alaska Wesley — Richard Ricke, son of Mr and Mrs George Ricke, arrived home Thursday with a discharge after two vears servict Ronald Elbert Wins Scholarship Ronald. 19. son of Mr and Mrs Ralph Elbert. was notified last week that he had won a year's scholarship at the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore, where lie attended .school the past year. He left this week for Baltimore. The award was made on the basis of his work the past year. His folks took both Ronald and Don to Cedar Rapids where they entrained. Don attends John Hopkins University at Baitunoie. Mission Week In Oct. At St. Joe St. Joe—Father Louis Johantges, O.F.M. from St. LOUIS will conduct a mission in St. Jostpn'i Parish scheduled for the ;ve*lc of October 9th. A Knights of Columbus Regional Meet Sept. 18 was attended by Peter Becker, Harold Reding, Joe Sinnwell, Orvillc Wagner, George Wagner and Thilges.