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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 29, 1955
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Pick Jury In OMI. Trial, Starting Today Opposing Lawyers Spend Wednesday Making Selection Trial was to begin this morning, Thursday, in the first jury case ol the September term of district court in Kossuth county. A jury was selected by opposing lawyers in a session that took up most of Wednesday in court, before Judge Fred M. Hudson. .First case for trial, which* will ' be heard by this jury, is that of the State of Iowa versus Geo. Vitzthum of Irvington, charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. L. W. Nitchals, county attorney, represents the state, and Linnan & Lynch • are attorneys for the defendant " The Trial Jury On the trial jury will be the following: Algona—Clyde Amon, Florence Hagg, Josephine Hardy, Mary R. Muckey, Frank Rosmann, Mildred Wjnkel and Earl Taylor. Elmore—Elmer Anderson. Bancroft—Margaret Arndorfer. Whittemore—Carl Johnson. Wesley—Rena Hauptman. Ledyard—Melvin Logeman. In the only other court action of the week, a divorce was granted to Jennie M. Niles from Alfred J. Niles, by Judge Hudson. The plaintiff was given the restoration of her maiden name, Jennie M. Gilliland. Grand Jury Recesses County Attorney L. W. Nitchals said that the grand jury, which convened last week, had again been recessed until Oct. 10. Several witnesses called to appear are not yet available, Nitchals explained. Two new cases were also filed in district court over the weekend. In one case, the Minnesota Liquid Fertilizer Co. of Blue Earth is plaintiff in a civil action over a note naming Louie Miller as defendant. Plaintiff seeks a judgment for $2,308.85. Second case, a civil action over a lease, is that of Zola Donna Cheever vs. Donald Warmbier. The plaintiff asks judgment foi $554. : Dept, of Hiet<>3?y and Dee Molnas 19, Io*a ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered as second class matter at the postbHlee at Iowa, Noy. 1, 1933, under Act of Congress o£ March 3, 1879. AIGONA, lOVyA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1955 3 S6CTIONS-24 PAGES VOL. 92 - NO. 39 Mayor Race Entries Jump To Five Roy Hutzell To 27 Bands and Queens City Guests Saturday Wesley Woman Dies; Services Held Wednesday Wesley— Funeral services -for Mrs Thekla Eisenbacher, 75, were held in St. Joseph's Catholic church yesterday (Wednesday) morning at 9:30 a.m. Her son. Father Linus Eisenbacher, Armstrong, was celebrant at the Requiem high mass, and her grandson, Father Joseph Studer, Fort Dodge, as deacon. Burial was in St. Joseph's cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home, Alg'ona, was in charge of arrangements. Mrs Eisenbacher died Sunday evening at St. Joseph's Mercy hospital in Fort Dodge following a six week illness. Thekla, daughter of Mr and Mrs Conrad Simon, was born Oct. 1, 1879 at St. Kilian, Wis. She was married to Ignatius Eisenbacher, Feb. 12, 1901 in St. Kilian Catholic. church. The young couple later moved to their farm north of Wesley where they farmed and Braised a large family. Mr Eisenbacher died in 1952. Two sons also preceded her in death, as did 12 brothers and sis- As announced Wednesday, the official P™wam for .the^th! Annual Algona Band Festival, Saturday, Oct. 1, 1955, will be as. follows: . _ ''•,'( Morning Program 11 a.m. Parade, with formation starting at old Athletic Field; and proceeding west on State St., with 27 bands and their.Quefcns,, n?neoTmore local floats, and over 1,300 high school music.ans in C nfaO^a^Luncheon for bands at High School Annex 12, Noon — Luncheon for Bandmasters and their wives, find Band Queens, at the Algona Hotel. Afternoon Program • • • 2:15 to 3:15—Concert by Bode. band, Introduction of Band Queens, and Concert by Ledyard band, at the new courthouse. Evening Program . 7 nm Program at Kossuth County Fairgrounds, Herb Hedlund, president Algona Chamber of Commerce, master of ceremonies. Entry of Bands and Queens. ; r,,o,vi and Flag raising ceremony by American Legion Color Guaid and Algona band. Crowning of 1955 Band Queen by Marilyn Burgardt, Introduction of Delores Chapman, Miss Iowa Golden Girl, attending Drake University. Exhibition by LuVerne marching band. , Baton Twirling demonstration by Miss Corene Fahrenkrog, third grade teacher at Lucia Wallace school, and former state high school twirling champion. Exhibition by Pomeroy marching band. Massed bands in numbers conducted by visiting bandmasters. The entire program is free, with visitor* finding ample seating in the Fairgrounds grandstand for the evening program. ... ters. Survivors include five sons and Dedicate G.O.C. i Tower Here Despite Rain The first ground observer tower in Iowa was dedicated here Mon day evening despite stormy weather. Mayor B. P. Richardson presented the key to the tower to Lt. Col. J. r Wells, Iowa Military Coordinator/ Organizations and representatives introduced included the Rev. O. Leonard Nelson, Legion; Charles Devine, VFW Commander, and Lt. Dal Carver, National Guard. Officers of the GOC include Supt. John Wood, Chief Observers Wm. Foth and Al Hel« dlebaugh; Raymond Reid, president of the activities organization; Gene Cook, secretary, and the Rev. Hallauer as treasurer. Special recognition was given to Herb Hedlund of the Chamber of Commerce and Pioneer Seed eight daughters, ther Linus -. and They are Fa- Roman, Arm- Co., and Chamber Dave Smith, of Commerce. Junior Andy Bel-ens, Bancrpft, is the Kossuth chairman. The tower will be open for ins. pection all day Saturday. Near Inch Rain Here Past Week Summer continued to put in an occasional bid for supremacy despite the fact fall moved in during the week, according to figures from Weatherman Stu Albright at the airport. We were also favored with three-quarters of an inch of rain, with moisture registered three different days during the period. Date H Sept. 21 - -— 79 Sept. 22 77 sept. 23::: m Sept. 24 57 Sept. 25 - - 55 Sept. 26 57 Sept. 27 72 Indications point to more pleasant weather during the next few days. Algona Firm Buys Belmond Outlet North Iowa Sewing Machine company, with headquarters in Algona, has purchased George L 54 4B 48 37 34 52 53 f^l^VJliO} »»t»fc» £,»,..—.. . i. i • Brady's General Electric franchise in, Belmond and opened a branch there. strong; Vincent,. Edward, Joe, Flavia (Mrs Joseph ;Studer), Felice (Mrs Norbert Hilbert), Cecelia (Mrs Charles Nelson) and Lucille (Mrs Clarence Nelson), all of Wesley; Rosina (Mrs Richard Hammond), Racine, Wis.; Thekla (Mrs Jake Strouth) and Ruth (Mrs Girard Strouth), Reading. .Minn.;;>and'-fariBfS(Mf8" Ben, Faurot), Los Angeles. A sister, Mrs Barbara Felling, Milwaukee, Wis,, 51 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren also survive. , Pallbearers at the funeral were Ollie Foertsch, Urban Lickteig, Ray Otis, Herman Heinen, James Haverly and Herman Studer. Minnie Ploeger Rites, Ledyard Services for Mrs Minnie Ploeger, 84, resident of the Ledyard area for almost 50 years, will be held at the E. & R. Church there tomorrow (Friday) at 2 p.m. Rev. Victor Vriesen, will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the Highlandhome cemetery. The Garry Funeral Home of Bancroft is in charge of arrangements. Mrs Ploeger died Tuesday evening at St. Ann Hospital. She was taken there from the Roberts Nursing Home, where she had lived for several years, the morning of the same day. Minnie, daughter of Mr and Mrs Frederick Vlattgerste, was born Oct. 12, 1870 at Lippe, Germany. She came to this area in 1906 and lived in the Ledyard area since that time. She was married to Henry F. Ploeger at Schaller, la. He preceded her in death Aug. 4, 195.2. A son, Paul, also preceded her in death. Survivors include seven children. They are Elsie (Mrs Orville Ruby), Lakota; Helen (Mrs Engelbart Logemann), H u 1 da (Mrs Fred Ploeger), Ernest, Clarence and Louie, Ledyard; and Lillie (Mrs John Johannesen), Lone Rock. Pallbearers will be Morris and Ronald Johannesen, Robert Ruby, Wallace Logemann, Orville Beenken and Wayne Heetland, grandchildren of the deceased. New Pastor For Open Bible Church The Rev. Joseph Strobbe and his wife have accepted the pastorate of the Open Bible church in Algona. It is located on E South and Harriet streets. Before coming to Algona, Rev. Strobbe has pastored in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Indiana. They have three children, Jerome, 11, Dianne, 8, and Janise, 3. Ceramic Show Awards At the Ceramics Show held here Monday, and attended by 300, Mrs JoHn Thompson, Algona, took three first prizes, for transparent under-glaze, opaque, and hand-formed. Other prize-winners were; Ida E. Larson, Swea City, applied decoration; Mrs S. E. Uhr, Swea City, glaze; Mrs Gladys Pearson, Renwick, scraf- fito; Clifford Carlson, Wesley, sculpture. Mrs Edward Bruhn, Fenton, won the door prize. The show was sponsored by the Algona Hobby Club. Ray Kresensky Raymond Kresensky, 57, well- known former Algonan, died suddenly of a heart attack in Des Moines sometime Sunday. His body was found Monday by friends after he failed to answer the door bell. Funeral arrangements, m Des Moines, are incomplete, pending the return of Mr Kresensky's sister and brothe'r-in-law, Mr and Mrs Don Allen, from Long Beach, Cal. Mr Kresensky made his home with the Aliens in Des Moines, Ray was a brother of the late Alf Kresensky of Algona. Raymond, son of Julius and Helena Kresensky, was born here Dec. 24, 1897. He attended Coe College at Cedar Rapids and later became a Presbyterian minister and teacher. Among his pastorates was the one at Good Hope and the Presbyterian Church at Emerson, Neb. From 1935 through 1940 Ra>/- mond was at the head of the Works Progress Administration project for Iowa writers, and during that time supervised publication of at least one book on Iowa history. He taught in public schools at New Virginia and other Iowa towns. He also authored a volume of semi-religious verse and had many of his poems published. He was always active in Iowa poetry groups. Raymond was never married. fais survivors include a brother, Louis, Mankato, Minn, and a sister, Mildred (Mrs Allen). U-D-M To Bring Weekly U.S. Poll To Readers the Algona Upper Des Moines will bring io Us readers, exclusively in this area, Ihe weekly United States Poll, compiled and distributed by ihe Princeton Research Bureau. This poll is taken by the Princeton Research Bureau on various subjects and opinions of current interest- This poll is the ONLY poll that correctly predicted Eisenhower's election in 1952, and Deliver Over Half Million Bu. 1954 Bean Crop Farmers of Kossuth county de livered 567,265 bushels of 1954- crop soybeans under price support loans and purchase agreements which matured last May 31, it was reported this week by Virgil L. Rohlf, Manager of the county ASC. The deliveries represented 69 percent of the 816,310.41 bushels which had been placed under price support in this county. Al! of the remainder under supporl was either redeemed in the case of loans, or not delivered in tht case of purchase agreements. In the state as a whole, 8,206,000 bushels were delivered in 93 counties. This represented a little over 50 percent of the record 16.5 million bushels of the 1954 crop which were placed under price support in Iowa. Kossuth county led the .state with deliveries of 567,000 bushels Following are the amount o: 1954-crop commodities, excep corn, delivered in Kosuth coun ty. Kossuth County Barley 3,122 bu. Flaxseed -- -- None Grain Sorghum None Oats 189,132 bu. Wheat / None Big Festival Parade Set To Roll At 11 . Saturday will be a big day for 1311 members of 27 bands which navs accepted invitations to the seventh annual Algona Band Festival, with n full day of activities slated for those in attendance. The kick-off will be at 11 a.m. That's when the big parade, involving all bands present, convertibles carrying 27 band queens and floats, will take off from the Athletic Park on East State street. The entourage will go west on State to the Brandt Buick corner, south a block to Nebraska street, then eats to the high school where it will come Burgardt, Britt, last this year's, congress frould be Democratic, and it predicted it within .72 percent, The first United States Poll on the subject^ of how people would vote today for Congressman, will be found on t}ie editorial page of the Algona Upper Des Moines. Watch for it weekly. . Of 16 Sial, b National Award* Including G*B»?al ExctllWK*, low* Neighbors Put On New Roof Wesley—A group of good neigh- aors pitched in Sunday afternoon and put a new roof on the Lou Sauge home, which was struck oy lightning on Sept. 12. The upper story of the home was badly damaged, so it was removed and the first floor was enlarged, Lunch was served to the works by Mrs Gauge, assisted by Mrs Wilfred Becker, Mrs Clarence Ptacek and Mrs William Hauptly. Men who worked on the new roof were Albert Becker, Donald Becker, Michael Schmidt, David Thul, Anton Becker, and William Becker, all of St. Joe; Ben Eden, George Kemper, John Hildman, Eugene Hildman, Clarence porn- bier, Vincent Cruise, .William Hauptly, Wilfred Becker and Clarence Ptacek. Ledyard Woman Dies At Age 45 Ledyard — Mrs Mae Tesdahl died Sept. 24 in the home of her mother, Mrs Dottie Welfare, at Ledyard. She was 45 years old at the time of her death and had been ill for several years. Mrs Tesdahl was born June 21, 1910, at Ledyard and lived in the Ledyard and Elmore area most of her life. On July 4, 1945, she married Louis G. Tesdahl. She is survived by her husband, Louis; her mother, Mrs Dottie Welfare, and a sister, Mrs Charles Hilferty. Services were held Sept. 27 in the Methodist church at Ledyard. Burial was in the Highland Home cemetery. Preston Barn Is Victim Of Fire ; destroyed a large barn on Start Asphalt Work On Streets Work on Algona's huge street program is progressing as rapidly as can be expected, but it is doubtful if the project will be completed until next spring. That's the latest word from city officials on the blacktopping project. At present, it is estimated 20 percent of the total job is completed, including' excavating and application of sub-base in some areas. The Qualey Excavating Co., Fort Dodge, is handling the task of moving all the dirt and Everds Bros., who were the successful bidders, are now applying sub-base in the east of town. It is possible to continue with the application of sub-base and other materials until the temperature gets down around 40 degrees during the day, so work should continue for several weeks yet. Curb and gutter is completely installed, with the exception of several small sidewalk jobs, according to City Engineer Lewis Ferguson. -. miles and one mile south of Swea City' last Thursday morning. The fire was discovered by Mr Preston when he opened his grain bin while doing his chores. The grain was burning slowly, but the flames spread rapidly when they reached the mow filled with baled hay and straw. In spite of the effort of three fire fighting crews called from Swea City, Armstrong and Bancroft, the barn couldn't be saved. However a near by machine shed which had caught fire, was saved. Firemen worked for some time raking over the embers of burning hay and straw to get it burned out, in order that the other buildings might not catch fire. No livestock was burned, tht only loss being the barn and contents which was partially covered by insurance. Erlander Speaks At Short Course Clem Erlander, advertising manager and co-publisher of the Upper Des Moines, appeared on the program last Friday afternoon at the University of Minnesota Newspaper Short Course in Minneapolis, speaking on the subject of "Planned Advertising." He illustrated his talk with a series of placards showing Salesman Sam in action. Erlander's main point was that if newspaper advertising men will "go behind the counters" with their advertisers, the buyer and seller of advertising space can meet on a mutual ground, and develop advertising that brings the expected results, but that some planning by and for the advertiser is necessary to obtain full value of the space used. to a halt. Marilyn year's queen will crown the new queen who will be selected during the day. Among celebrities who will be present for the show is Delores Chapman, Ruthven who was selected as Miss Golden Girl by the Iowa Dairy Association this summer. She will be flown here from Des Moines where she attends Drake U. Queens, and towns represented are: Algona — Cheryl Vancler Waal; Armstrong—Karon Horn =e'y; Bode—Sandra Helmen; Britt —Carol Bartik; Buffalo Center— Priscilla Miller; Burt—Ann Lichter; Corwith—Kay Moon; Cylinder — Betty Madsen; Fenton — Yvonne Borchardt; Grant—Caroline Pedersen; Kanawha—Nadine Emmons; Lakota — Sherry Clabaugh; Ledyard—Ann Egsdal. Livermore—Geraldine Haalck; Lone Rock — Judy Newbrough; LuVerne — Sandra McLaughhn; Mallard — Sidonia Schneiders; Plover — Carolyn Forry; Pom- erby—Karen Kay Kleen; Rodman —Colleen Elberts; Rolfe — Caroi Simonson; Seneca—Sharon Klein; Swea City—Janice Gabel; Titonka Doris Hipp; Wesley—Julia Raney; West Bend — Ruth Greene; and Whittemore—Joan Schuller. The Wesley band will be making its lirst appearance in the festival. Ann Lichler — Burt Ann Lichter, who will be 17 Oct. 4, will represent Burt in the Band Queen contest here Saturday. She is a daughter of Dr. and Mrs M. I. Lichter and is a senior. She has been very active in Burt high activities, including band, chorus, and other school activities. Ottpsen P.T.A, Ottosen—The Parent-Teachers Organization will meet for the first time this year on Tuesday evening, Oct. 4, at the school at eight o'clock. The refreshment committee is Mrs Ray Frieden, chairman, Mrs Merle Holt, Mrs Virgil Struthers, Mrs Arlie Banwart, Mrs Edward Zinnel and Mrs Clifford Jones. Licenses To Wed To Four Couples Four licenses to wed were issued the past week in the office of Alma Pearson, clerk Sept. 21—Edward R, Uken and Marlene DeBoer, TUtonka; Sept. 24_philip Ballard, West Bend, and Nancy Doughan, Wesley and Roland E. Mittelsdorf and Esther Wold, both of Keposha, Wis.; Sept. 27—Thomas J. Preston and Gwendolyn Link, Swea City. Loses Finger Tip Wesley— Kenneth Rasmussen of Forest City sustained three badly injured fingers on his left hand last Friday whilu cranking a tiling machine. He lost the lops of two of the fingers. Joins The Navy Larry W. Bowman, 17, son of Mr and Mrs Earl Bowman of Al- Council To Meet Thursday Night The Algona city council will hold its final September meeting in the chambers at city hall tonight (Thursday). Several items of business, which should come up for airing, were announced by Mayor B. P. Richardson Tuesday. First of all, it is hoped the rules and order of business for the city can be revised, renovated and brought up-to-date. The present standard for city business was set up Feb. 26, 1898 and has been legally in force since that time. Many changes are necessary and have been talked of previously by various councils of the city. It is hoped an ordinance setting up salaries of elected officials can be fabricated Thursday night. This must be done before each city election, unless there are no changes called for in the one previously in effect. If a new ordinance is drawn up, it will go into effect when officials take office Jan. 1, 1956. There is a possibility the council might discuss rules and regulations for the city police department. Shifts to be worked by officers, seniority clarification, equipment to be furnished by city and equipment to be furnished by the individual officers are some of the problems involved in a set of rules. Ann Egesdal — Ledyard Ledyard's Band Queen. candi date is 16 year-old Ann Egesdal a junior, who plays in the bane and is also a twirler whose hobbj is sewing. —o— Has Cyst On Eye Whitlemore—Mr and Mrs Herman Behnke took their daughter, Susan, to the Lutheran hospital at Fort Dodge, Sunday afternoon to have a cyst removed from one of her eyes Monday gona, enlisted in the U. S. Navy morning. 3 Gridders Injured Algona high school's hopes of getting into the win column for the first time this year received a severe jolt late luesday afternoon when Frank Kern, center and fullback, suffered a separated right shoulder during a blocking session on the practice field. Kern broke a bone in his left hand during the Eagle Grove tray Friday night while playing fullback for the first time, but that injury would not have kept him from action. The latest injury will keep him on the sidelines for two weeks, according to Coach Jason OV Two other backs are nursing injuries. Jim. Cowan, sophomore halfback dislocated a shoulder in the Eagle Grove contest, and is a doubtful starter, and Doug Meyer, bulwark of the Bulldog eleven, is hampered with a badly sprained ankle. For further local and county sports news see sports page in second section. The locals travel to Hampton for their third conference outing Friday (tomorrow) night. Joan Schuller — WhiJtemore Joann Schullcr, 17, will represent Whittemore as Band Queen. She is a senior at Presentation Academy, and class president. She has played five years in the band, and has been active in other school events. She is a daughter of Mr and Mrs George Schuller. Run; Council Scramble Seen Royn Not Seeking Reelection; Griffin, Parsons To Run Algona will select a new may- r, in the city election to be held Vov. 8, from a field of ut least ive candidates. It is the largest number of mayoralty candidates in the city's history. Roy R. Hutzell became the fifth andidate in the field, Wednes[ay, when he announced he tvould run for the office. Other candidates who have previously announced are Charles Wagner, Bill Becker, Dr. C. C. Shierk, and Frank Vera. .Hutzell is the only candidate .. the field of five who is a» present connected with the city ;overnment. He has served as councilman from the First Ward since 1951. With Mel Griffin, Third Ward councilman, who also began as a councilman in 1951, he has the longest period of service on the council. Hutzell has been a local resident since 1937, when he came here to manage the International Harvester jetail store. In 1941 he entered business for himself, and is at present the Cities Service Co. bulk plant consignee here, Hutzell Statement In making announcement of his deislon to run for mayor, H«— zell said he had debated quite a while, but finally yielded to numerous requests that he become a candidate. "It is not an easy job'," he said. "I do feel, however, that I am acquainted with tax and budget matters and other city problems." He expressed the hope that whatever city administration takes pffice next year w.ill look favojably-towiiii'd*-* development of small industry here and adopt a civic policy of "grow and improve." Last week, Frank Vera became the fourth entry in the field, 24 hours after Dr. C. C. Shierk had stated he would also be a candidate, thus becoming the third entry. . Vera is a longtime resident here, has been in business, arid is a considerable taxpayer. While there may be more candidates for mayor filing before the Oct. 11 deadline, no new names have popped up in the past few days. But in the meantime, the question of city council posts is coming to the fore. Vacant Council Spots Hutzell's decision to run for nayor, leaves vacant the posts of councilman from the First Ward. No candidates had as yet indicated a desire for the job. One councilman definitely •will not run for reelection. He is Brady Rovn, who was appointed as councilman-at- large during the present administration. Rovn said that the lime necessary for his own business made it impossible for him to continue on the council. Two councilman said they would definitely be candidates for reelection. They are Vie Parsons, councilman-at-large, and Mel Griffin, councilman from the Third Ward. One other was undecided, Richard Cook, Fourth Ward councilman. Another, Duke Kinsey, councilman from the Second Ward, was out of town and his decision could not be obtained. Nominating papers can be filed with City Clerk Ivy Scuffham, starting today, and Oct. 11 is the deadline for filing. Candidates for mayor and councilnian-at-large need 30 bona fide signatures to become candidates. Candidates for the council from wards need 20 to 25 depending on the total vote from their ward in the last election. Ruth Greene, 16, West Bend, is a daughter of Rev. and Mrs E. E. Greene. She is a junior and has been a band member for three years and is also a cheerleader. Sne is Band Queen of her school. Ottosen police. $70 Loot From Ottosen Safe Thieves obtained about $70 in currency and silver from a safe at the Farmers Co-Op Elevator company office last Thursday night. Entrance was gained by forcing open an office window. The dial was knocked off and the lock was punched to open the safe. A hatchet was found at the elevator office which was among the tools obtained from, a break- in the same night at the Kelley Lumber company. Besides the hatchet, 3 sledge hammer and two wrecking bars were taken. Entrance to the lumber company was gained by breaking a reov window to the building. The robberies were investiga^ ed by Sheriff E, H. Bradley and

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