Page 25 article text (OCR)
Pick Jury In O.M.V.I, Trial, Starting Today Opposing Lawyers Spend Wednesday Making Selection Trial was fo begin this morning, Thursday, in the first jury case of 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 ihe State of Iowa versus Geo. Vitzthum of Irvington, charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. L. W. Nitchals. county attorney, represent? the slate, 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' Arhdorfer. Whitlemore—Carl Johnson. Wesley—Rena Hauptman. Ledyaixl—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. Nit- clials said that the grand jury, which convened lust week, hud again been recessed until Oct. 10. Sever.il witnesses called to appear are nut 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 for $55-!. State Historical Society >wa oyyi la* ontcs ESTABLISHED 1663 Entered ns second class matlpr at the postofflce at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1M32, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1955 3 SECTIONS-24 PAGES VOL. 92 - NO. 39 Mayor Race Entries Jump To Five 27 Bands and Queens City Guests Saturday Dedicate G.O.C. Tower Here Despite Rain The first ground observer tower in Iowa was dedicated here Mon i a y evening de>pitt- stormy weather. Mayor B. I' Richardson presented the key to the tower to Lt. Col. J. Wells. Iowa Military Cooi dinator Orgamzalions and representatives introduced included the Rev. O. Leonard Nelson. Legion; Charles Dcvme. VFW Commander, and Lt. Del Carver, National Guard. Officers of the GOC include Supt. John Wood, Chief Observers Win. Foth and Al Heidlebaugh: Raymond Reid, president of the activities organization; Gene Cook, secretary. and the Rev. Hallaue:- as treasurer. Special recognition was given to Heib Hedlund of the Chamber of Commerce and Pioneer Se"d Co., and Dave Smith, Junior Chamber of Commerce. Andy Kerens, Bancroft, is the Kossuth chairman. The tower will be open for inspection 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 Ihe period. L 54 48 Date Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. 27 _ ..... ____ Indications point 21 22 23 24 25 26 H 79 77 69 57 55 57 72 to more 48 37 34 52 53 plea sant weather during the next few days. Algona Firm Buys Belmond Outlet North Iowa Sewing Machine company, with headquarters in Algona, has purchased George Brady's General Electric franchise in Belmond and opened a branch th^re. 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, Algona, 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 bom Oct. 1. 1879 at St. Kilian. Wis. She was married to Ignatius Eisenbacher. Feb. 12. 1901 .in St. Kihan Catholic church. The young couple later moved to their farm north of Wesley where they farmed and raised 'a large family. Mr Eisenbacher died in 1952. Two suns also preceded her in death, as did 12 brothers and sis( ters. J Survivors include five sons and | eight daughter. They are Fa- j (her Linus and Roman. Arm! strung; Vincent. Edward. Joe, ! Flavia (Mrs Joseph Studer), Fel! ice (Mrs Norbert H;lbe:t). Ceee- j lia i Mrs Charles Nelson) and i Lucille (Mis Clarence Nelson), all of Wi.-Jey; Rusma (Mrs Rich- aid Hammond). Racine. Wis.; Thekia (Mrs Jake Strouth) and Ruth (Mrs Girard Strouth). Reading, Minn.; and Jane . (.Mrs Ben Faurot). Los Angeles. A sister, Mrs Barbara Felling, Milwaukee, Wis., 51 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren also survive. Pallbearers at the funeral were Oliie Foertsch. Urban Lickteig. Ray Otis, Herman H'-men, James, Haverly and He: man Studer. * * * * * • As announced Wednesday, the official program for the 7th 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 Queens, nine or more local floats, and over 1,300 high school musicians in the line of march. 11:30 a.m. Luncheon for bands at High School Annex. 12, Noon — Luncheon for Bandmasters and their wives, and 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 p.m. Program at Kossuth County Fairgrounds, Herb Hedlund, president Algona Chamber of Commerce, master of ceremonies. Entry of Bands and Queens. Flag raising ceremony by American Legion Color Guard and Algona band. Crowning of 1955 Band Queen bv Marilvn Burgardt, 1954 Queen. Introduction of Delores Chapman, Miss Iowa Golden Girl, now 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 visitors finding ample seating in the Fairgrounds grandstand for the evening program. 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 Bruhh, Fe.ntun. won the door pri/.e. The show was sponsored by the Algona Hobby Club. Ray Kresensky Dies, Des Moines Raymond Kresensky, 57, well- known former Algonan, died suddenly of a heart attack in Des Moines sometime Sunday. His body was found Monday bv to answer 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 LipRp, Germany. She came to this area in 19t)fi 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.. 1952. A son, Paul, also preceded her in death. Survivors include seven children. They are Elsie (Mrs Orville Ruby). Lakota; Helen (Mrs Engelbart Logemann), II 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, grand- childien 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 pastured in Iowa. Minnesota, Wisconsin and Indiana. They have three children Jerome, 11, Dianne, 8, and Jan ise, 3. Winner of 16 St»i» fe Nfttion*! Awwd*. 1950-195$ Including Q«n*r»l Exctllwice. Iow§ Prw* Aw'n, 1955 friends after he failed the door bell. Funeral arrangements, in Des Moines, are incomplete, pending the return of Mr Kresensky's sister and brother-in-law, Mr and Mrs Don Allen, from Long Bead-,. 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>f- mond was at the head of the Works Progress Administration project for Iowa writers, ami 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 ver.se and had many of his poems published. He "was always active in Iowa poetry groups. Raymond was never married. His survivors include a brother, Louis, Mankato, Minn, and a sas- ter. Mildred (Mrs Allen). U-D-M To Bring Weekly U.S. Poll To Readers The Algona Upper Des Moines will bring to its readers, exclusively in this area, the weekly United Stales Poll, compiled and distributed by the 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 also correctly predicted that this year's congress would be Democratic, and it predicted it within .72 percent. The first United Slates Poll on the subject of how people would vote today for Congressman, will be found on the editorial page of the Algona Upper Des Moines. Watch for it weekly. Neighbors Put On New Roof Wesley—A group of good neighbors pitched in Sunday afternoon and put a new roof on the Lou Gauge home, which was struck by 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 workers 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 Dornbier, 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. tH't Ottosen P.T.A. Ollosen—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 Axlie Banwart, Mrs Edward Zinnel and Mrs Clifford Jones. Start Asphalt Work On Streets Work on Algona's huge 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 Unsuccessful bidders, are now applying sub-base in the ea.-t 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. 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, Ttitonka; Sept. 24—Philip Ballard, West Bend, and Nancy Doughan, Wesley and Roland E. Mittelsdorf and Esther Wold, both of Kenosha, Wis.; Sept. 27—Thomas J. Preston and Gwendolyn Link, Swea City. Deliver Over Half Million Bu. 1954 Bean Crop Farmers of Kossuth county delivered 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 Virsil L. Rohlf. Manager of the county ASC. The deliveries represented 69 percent of the 816.310.41 bushel.- which had been placed und'.r price support in this county. All of the remainder under support was either redeemed in the case of loans, or not delivered in the case of purchase agreements. In the state a.-^ a whole. 8.206.000 bushels were delivered in 93 counties. This represented a little over 50 percent of the record 1G.3 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 01 1954-crop commodities, except corn, delivered in Kosuth county. Kossuth County Barley 3.122 bu. Flaxseed None Grain Sorghum . None Oat.; 189.132 bu. WU-at None Preston Barn Is Victim Of Fire F:re destroyed a large barn on the Joe Preston farm, two miles •west"and one mile south of Swea City last Thursday morning. The fire was discovered by Mr Pre<ton 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. Arir.sti un^ and Bancroft, the 'uarn 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 older that the other buildings might not catch fire. No livestock was burned, t'se only loss being the b.^in and contents which was partially covered by insurance. Big Festival Parade Set To Roll At Saturday will be a big day for 1311 members of 27 bands which have accepted invitations t •> the seventh annual Algona Band Fe.-tival. with a full day of activities slated for those in attendance. The kick-off will be at 11 a.m. That's whvn the big parade, involving all bands present, convertibles carrying 27 band queens and float.-, will take off from the Athletic Park on East State .-treet. 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 to a halt. Marilyn Burgardt. Britt. la;:t year's queen will crown the new queen who will be selected during the day. Among celebritie.- 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 b* flown here from Des Moines, where she attends Drake U. Queens, and towns represented are: Algona — Cheryl Vander- V.'aal: Armstrong—Karon Horn- sty; Bode—Sandra Helmen: Britt —-Carol Bartik: Buffalo Center— Piisciila Miller: Burl—Ann Lichter: C'orwith—Kay Moon; Cylinder -- Betty Mad'sen: Fentu'n — Yvonne Borchardt: Giant—Caroline Pedei'sen: Kanawha—Nadine Err.mons: Lakota —-• Sherry Clabaugh; Ledyard—Ann Eg.sdal. Liver more—Geraldine Haack: Lone Rock — Judy Xewbrough: LuVerne — Sandra McLaughlin: Mallard — Sidonia Schneiders; Plover — Carolyn Forty; Poro- eroy—Karen Kay Kleen; Rodman —Colleen Elbeits: 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 he making its lirst appearance in trie festival. Ann Lichter — Burt Ann Lichter, who will be 17 Oct. 4. will represent Burt in the Band Queen contest here Satur- dav. 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, anci other school activities. :sm<- Erlander Speaks At Short Course Clem Erlander, advert: manager and co-publisher of the Upper Des Moine.-. 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 p"int was 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. Council To Meet Thursday Night loses Finger Tip Wesley— Kenneth Rasmussen of Forest City sustained three badly injured fingers on his left hand last Friday while cranking a tiling machine. He lost the tops of two of the fingers. The Algona city council will hold its final September meeting in the chambers at city hall tonight (Thursday). Several items of business, winch should come up for airm.u. were announced by Mayor H. 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 pre>ent standard for city busme.-s was set up Feb. 2ti. 1H9S and has! been legally in force since that I time. Many changes are neces- | sai v and have been talked of pre- ] viously by variou;> councils of the ' city. It is hoped an ordinance selling up salaries of elected ntfjcials can be fabricated Thursday night. This must be done before each that city flection, unless there aie no changes called tor in-the one previously in effect. It 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 candidate is 16 year-old Ann Egesdal, a junior, who plays in the band and is also a twirler whose hobby is sewing. Joins The Navy Larry W. Bowman, 17, son of Mr and Mrs Earl Bowman of Algona. enlisted in the U. S. Navy Has Cyst On Eye Whillemore—Mr and Mrs Herman Behnke look their daughter, Susan, to the Lutheran hospital at Fort Dodge, Sunday afternoon to have a cyst ivmovecl from one ol her eyes Monday 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 Tuesday 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 U ft hand during the TEagle Grove fray 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 Loving. 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 tor their third conference outing Friday (tomorrow) night. Joan Schuller — Whittemore Joann Schullor. 17. will represent Whittemore as Band Queen. She is a senior at Presentation Academy, and class president. She lias played five years in the band, and has been active in other school events. She is a daughter of Mr and Mrs George Schuller. 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 year.-, and is also a cheerleader. She is Band Queen of her school. Ottosen Roy Hutzell To Run; Council Scramble Seen Rovn Not Seeking Reelection; Griffin, Parsons To Run Algona will select a new may- >r, in the city election to he held Nov. 8. from a field of at lenst. five candidates. II is the largest number of mayoralty candidates in the city's history. Roy R. Hutzell became the fifth candidate in the field, Wednesday, when he announced he would 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 in the field of five who is an present connected with the city government. He has served as councilman from the First Ward since 1951. With Mel Griffin, Third Ward councilman, whu 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 fiere to manage the International Harvester retail 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 deision to run for mayor. Hr-» 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 office next year will look favorably towajrd. 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 residemt here, has been in business, and 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 mayor, 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 councUman-ai- large during the present administration. Rovn said that the time necessary for his own business made it impossible for him to continue on ihe council. Two councUmen said they would definitely be candidate.-? for reelection. They are Vic 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 councilman-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. $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 Kflley Lumber company. Besides the hatchet, a sledge hammer and two wrecking bars were taken. Entrance )o the lumber company was gained by breaking a re«u- window to the building. The robberies were investigated by Sheriff E. H. Bradley and police.