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By Huss Waller • Mr and Mrs Gene Hood and mends from Pocahontas were among a number of football fans from Northern Iowa who rode the Milwaukee Sioux to Madison, last Friday night, for the big Iowa- Wisconsin game. But in the course of visiting with other fans enroute, the subject of, tickets came up, and folks got to comparing where there were going to sit in the Wisconsin stadium. "Let me see • our tickets", said Gene to his wife, Matilda. "Oh, you have the tickets," she replied.- Then * came the awful truth. Neither one had the tickets; they were sitting on a writing desk, back" in AI gona. • •• . * First thing Saturday morning Gene contacted the Wisconsin ticket office, and told them hi? st'Ory. , They told him that if he could find out where the seats were, they could issue s;.ecia perms-is. , The Hoods called friends in Algona, told them the story, a>.d then waited for the return call. When it came through, after the seat numbers had been determined by a frienc who'entered the Hood home ano found the missing tickets, Gene went lo the ticket office. There he was given polite treatment, and also stubs which got the party into the game. It was a long way around' but they made ill * Sgt. Paul Watnern, son' of Mr and Mrs Percy Watnem of Ottosen, reached home last week on a 30-day furlough after duty in .if' ESTABLISHED 1843 Entered As second class matter at the postofflce at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1933, .under Act of Congress ot March 3i 1879. AlOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6; 1955 4 SECTIONS - 28 PAGES VOL. 92 - NO. 40 • .• Out For School Bond Issue Is "Guilty" In Bad Check Case • - ' * ^™ He came by plane to and "then decided to Alaska. Seattle, .hitch-hike home. He left Seattle Wednesday morning, last week, vmd was home last Friday night ,..our correspondent did not so state, but" we almost think he must have hitch-hiked a little by plane. • ' ..'?>>•.• •*• ' * Barney Frankl of Algona filed a $30,000 damage suit against an Omaha, Neb. policeman, in 1953, as the result of a mixup in identities, 'arid v subsequent -court developments viri whJeh'TTrankl- was found blameless but not without some publicity. This week the matter_was settled, and : Frankl received this letter from Peter J. McGuire, Omaha police captain: •"I want you to know that I sincerely regret the unfortunate incident of July 22, 1953, and the resulting publicity. I hope you have not been embarrassed by the incident and publicity." * * 0 Six candidates for mayor. . . who says we don't take an interest in civic affairs? , ** , Country Club members were shocked, and even the sheriff i was called,, when the local clubhouse was found jantenanted with blood on the floor, Tuesday. Tin managers have Mondays off. It later developed that they had decided to resign, and left in a hurry. The blood came when they broke a 'door pane to unlock the place, after losing their keys, with a resulting nick on the wrist. For a fpw hours, however, there was considerable speculation .as to Violence arid even possible mur- cjer on the 'premises. : * * • • • ' If the reports of the President's doctors are .accurate, it appeal's likely that Mr Eisenhower will be able to resume the task of determining policy and directing leadership of syilhin u few . limitations as to what he can do in the way at physical activity. It also seems' quite plain that the sudden heart attack suffered will bo far-reaching in what* it will do to the 1956 political picture. • « • President Eisenhower will in all probability choose to remain out of the 1950 picture as a candidate for reelection, and retire to the Gettysburg farm which he and Mrs Eisenhower have enjoyed so much acquiring and developing. * * * His remarks of several weeks ago were most prophetic when he told Leonard Hall, national chairman of his party, not to nail everything to one mast — that no man was indispensable. » * » President Eisenhower is a most unsual president in many ways, chief und foremost being that he ascended to the highest elective post in the lani without ever previously having run for any political office. For ye^rs he and his wife probably looked forward to eventual retirement, as do all men whose life is devoted to military service. He has also had the knack of being liberal with liberals., conservative with conservatives — pf making friends with folks in the opposite party, while retaining those in his own. » » « Truly, everyone wishes the President a full recovery and a good many years of the enjoyment und relaxation which he so JiL-iirtily likes in life. Sentence Set Here By Judge Friday Martin E. Monspn, 33, of Wesley, was found guilty by a Kossuth county district court jury, late Tuesday night, of a charge of false drawing and uttering of a bank check. . . ".. •• . Sentence will be imposed at 2 p.m. Friday by Judge-Fred M. Hudson, and is expected to be a term in the Fort,Madison penitentiary. Monson had three or more previous convictions on similar charges in justice court, and had also served time on a felony charge from Mason City. The,check in question was for $16, .drawn on the Io\ya State Bank of Algbna,' and -was. cashed at the Standard Oil station, Bart- croft. " • • ' ' \:,"{ ••/: The jury -deliberated from; 3 p.m.. Tuesday to' 10:20 tha^ evening. L.,'W., Nitchals represented the state in the action. '• Harm CX Uken was foreman of the jury, and other .members * of the panel were Clyde Amon, Bernice Jensen, -Frank Rossmann, James Bisenius,, ; 'Mildred Winkel, Florence Hagg, Josephine Hardy, E. B. Elsenbast, Dean .Korte, Carl Johnson and Marjorie, Jensen. 'NOT GUILTY' VERDICT IN VITZTHUM CASE "Not guilty" was the .verdict pf a district court jury: last-"Friday afternoon in the cdse !of the State of Iowa vs. George E, Vit?thum. The latter had been charged wUh operating -a rriot,or vehicle wMe.*intoxicatediJGlyde Amion-o* •Algona-'was- foreman -of the jury 1 .. 'Linnan & Lynch represented the defendant, and L. vV. • Nitchals; prosecuted . .for the statei . • THREE NEW CASES FILED IN COURT . While routine matters we're Deing , handled Wednesday and .oday, after two disti^t court trial cases, three new cases'were also filed this week. Home Federal Savings & Loan s plaintiff- and Lee and Mary Hatcher are defendants in an ac- ion over a note involving $213.- Finds A Broken Rail On track •Sexton—Elmer Tech may have been responsible for presenting a serious railroad wreck at Sexton. , .Last Sunday morning he discovered a broken rail in Ihe track near his place west of Sexton/ before the rnornr ing passenger was due. He notified L. A. Copp, Sexton railroad agent, who'in turn called the section crew and had the damage repaired be. fore ihp train arrived. ' t 61. The Indian- Co. is plaintiff naming Frank Ybungwirth as de- 'enda'nt-in an account matter involving $80.21. Blossom .Loan is plaintiff and arel Le^ek defendant in an action in replevin for $175.81. Another Crash At Lakofa's Death Bridge Lakota — Vernon M. Smith had a miraculous escape from death, Friday morning, while hauling a trailer loaded with soybeans from .his farm to the elevator in Lakota. A large semi-trailer, coining from:the west, hit the back of his trailer throwing it into a ditch and the' impact turned' th'e tractoi upside down. Vernon in an instant, was being pushed by the front wheels of the truck. •, • He received severe bruises and a ^ badly wrenched knee which will keep him from much activity for sometime. • ;The accident happened in well- known "Death Bridge" just west of-Lakota on highway 9. The trucker wa"s going to Mason City, cfr&nV -South : Dakota with a load of hogs. A good neighbor deed was done plater- Friday 'afternoon when six men took their tractors and plows and plowed about 30 acres for Vernon 'Smith. Those who participated were Raymond Winter, Ted Thilges, Don Gangstee, Elmer Paulson, Ronald and Wayne Heotlqnd.', Seiton Neighbors Combine 72 Acres the government weeks, but .with 'Nanny' Bruns Dies In So* Dak. Many Algonans were shocked o learn of the sudden death of Clarence E.'(Nanny) Bruns, -10, 'ormer long-time resident. He died of a heart attack at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday while waiting on a v ci|.s- tomer in a food market' at Mitchell, So. Dak. Funeral arrangements are incomplete gt present: It is 1 probable they will be held Friday at 2 p.m. uit .the ''Presbyterian. Church. The ^American Legion will have the services and burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Clarence E., son of Mr and Mrs Henry E. Bruns,,was born Jan. 6, 1915 at OttUmwa, and \moved to Algona with his parents while a youngster. He attended public school here and during his high school years was outstanding as an athlete on the football, basketball and track teams. He graduated in 1935, and attended Simpson College. Nanny enlisted in the army soon after World War II began, and served overseas in the European theater of operations. Following the war, he was employed in various stores here, then when his health failed, entered the Veteran's hospital at Des Moines. He and his wife, the former Ardella Hovey, had been at Mitchell about six weeks at the time of his death. Survivors include his parents and three brothers. They are Tom, Mitchell, So. Dak.; Darrell, Waterloo; and Dwight, Wesley. A brother, Hiller, died at the age of two. Find ©pod Fishing Mr and Mrs Leonard Warner of Algol™, and Mr and MDS Dick O'Donnell of Lone Rock spent several days last week fishing at Bowstring Lake in northern Minnesota. They report catching 35 northerns, the best fishing they ever hud. Algona Family 0f Seven Flees Night Fire A'family of seven had a close call from being -trapped within their home by fire, Saturday evening at 10:25 on North Roan St. on the eve pf Fire Prevention Week. .. • i A garage caught fire on the premises occupied by Mr and Mrs Di'iane Adams and their five 'children, and got such a fast start that it was all the parents could do to evacuate their children, from the house before the flariies from the. adjacent burning garage made' escape through the door impossible, Firemen, arriving speedily after the -alarm was turned in, brought the fire under control and saved the house from everything but u good screening and some damage on one side. The garage was a loss, and with it all of the- family's clothing for their youngsters for the winter. When Adams discovered the fire he rushed to a neighbors to turn in the alarm, while his wife roused the children from bed. Then the parents hustled the youngsters, ranging in age from five to ten, from the building as flames licked from the garage toward the only door of the house. The father tucked the smaller ones under his sweatshirt to prevent the flames from scorching them as they rushed to safety. The garage loss was covered by some insurance it was understood, but the Adams youngsters lost their winter clothing supply. Neighbors of the. Art Olsens pooled their manpower and machinery Wednesday, Sept. 28, and combined 72 acres of soybeans. Mi; Olsen has been hospitalized in Algona and Mason City for J8 days suffering with ulcers. He had just been home a week recuperating when the "good neighbor" deed was performed. The Olsens farm 200 acres a mile west and?% mile north of Sexton und also farm 40 acres elsewhere. . ' In addition to the combining of soybeans for Art, an Algona high (school senior, Gordon "BraUn, helped the , Olsen son, Richard, pick. 10,acres of corn Which" has "been a project of Richard's. This was done over the weekend. Those who'helped arc pictured above. Back row, left to right: Mike Hofer, C. L. Fitch, Art Olsen, Howard Busch, Albert Tcsch, Cliff Benschoter, David Lowman, Richard Balk, A. L. Benschoter, George Olsen, Merle Mpxley and Terry. Olsen. Front row, Jcft to right: Charles McMahoh, Arnold Danielsen, Perry Lowman,i Archie Elbert, Harry Woods,' Charles Lickteig and Mike Elbert. The men brought in nine combines and started work shortly after. 1 p.m. They finished about 5:30. Mrs Olsen, assisted by Mrs Balk and Mrs Lowman, served them lunch. (Upper Des Moines Newsfoto) ,-,'".. . Sw$f Ci|y Girl Is Band Queen In the picture beiow is-a pWtioh of the crowd of. youngsters and band members who were guests of Algona business firms ft a.>peeial show a 11 <3at"urd,ay afternoon at the Alg6na=Theatre. NP!<! TsM'nrson ohoto). ••*'••••• ' . f * v ' „,..,...,.,.,, The Crowning Ceremony Smith Baby, One Year Old, Dies Funeral' services for Thomas Leroy Smith, year old son of Mr and Mrs Glenn Smith of Algona. will be held today (Thursday) at McCullough's Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Rev. Harry Whyte, Methodist minister, will officiate, and burial will be in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Thomas died suddenly at St. Ann hospital Tuesday at 4 p..m. where he had been taken when he became ill at home. He was born here Sept. 24, 1954 Herb Hedlund, president of the Algona Chamber of Commerce, •ight, watches as Marilyn Burghart, Britt, 1954 Band Festival Q (left), placed the 1955 Queen Crown on the head of Janice Gabel ol Swea City. Janice, 10, is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Ronald Gabel. She received the honor at the grandstand ceremony Saturday even- ng. An estimated 8,'000 persons saw the morning parade and events during the day and night. (Nels Isaacson photo). Helping Hand To Ralph Thompson Twenty-three friends, relatives ancl neighbors of the Ralph Thompson's, who farm a mile north of Lone Rock, turned out for a work-day on the Thompson farm last Tuesday. Mr Thompson recently returned home after a siege in a hospital at Estherville, and his friends took over and combined 40 acres pf beans and did the fall plowing. Bernard O'Donnell, Alb.qrt Shaser, Sam MeCleish, Don Hutchinson, Bob Marlow, Dave Lynch, Hugh Walsh, Willard Thompson, Merwin Marlow, Wal- Elsbecker handled the machinery. Mesdames- Walter T h o in p s o n. Dave Weber, Dave Lynch, Jim Elsbecker, Willard Thompson. Sam MeCleish and Lillie and Neva Thompson brought and prepared food for the entire crew. Lakota Woman Dies At Age 96 Lakota—Mrs Josephine Huitt- ner, 9(3, died early Sunday morning. She was Lakota's oldest resident. It was thought funeral services would be held today (Thursday) a t St. Paul's Lutheran church, but plans co.uld not be completed until word was received from her two sons in Oreg ter and Warren Thompson, Dale \ Slu . had , nude find was the Smith's only child, and Henry Schroeder and Jim her eldest son, Fred. ho|lle wilh John Kohlhaas Injured In Fall <A well-known Algona man, John Kohlhaas, is" recuperating at St. Ann hospital, where he was taken Monday . follovying a fall from a ladder on his farm 4'4 miles southwest of Burl. He suffered a broken right elbow and bruised i ight hip in the accident, which occurred at 11 a.m. Mi' Kohlhaas was inspecting a corn crib at th'e time .of the mishap, lie.- was on a ladder, reach- id for a board, the board gave way and threw him to the ground. Bill Gilford, son of Will Gifford who farms the Kohlhaas place. was present at the tilne. John recovered and drove to town, ancl was later admitted to the hospital for complete diagnosis of his injuries. Herb Adams In Mayor's Race Papers were being distributed Wednesday for a sixth candidate for mayor of Algona, Herb Adams. He has. been a resident of Algona since 1930 and is employed at Barry's Recreation. He was .a candidate for constable in 1932, but otherwise never has run for public office. Three of the five candidates for mayor of Algona had filed their nomination papers with City Clerk Ivy Sculfhain, yesterday. They were Charles Wagner, Hill Becker and Roy Hutzell. Papers fur Frank Vera und Dr. C. C. Shierk were in circulation but had not as yet been filed. Deadline for filing is next Tuesday, Oct. 11. The election is Nov. 8. RFD Carriers Elect Lakota — Fred Schroeder was ivelected president of the KH.S- suth R.F.D. Carriers Ass'n, and Mrs Schroeder was elected vico president of the auxiliary at a put luck supper and meeting held at Call Park, last week. $544,000 Plan Of Expansion Is Presented Petitions calling for a vote within the Algpna Community school district on the issuing o"f a new bond issue for $544,000 were reudy to be circulated this week, Wes Bnrtlett said Wednesday. Bartlelt is a member of the citizen's committee appointed by the school board to study school facilities and Conditions somo months ago. A meeting w;is set for this evening, Thursday, at which time the petitions were to be given to area representatives. The bond issue petitions will carry the following words: "Sllall . the Board of Directors of the Algona Community District^ in the County of Kossuth, State of Iowa, issue bonds in an amount not to exceed $544,000,00 for the purpose of carrying out a school .building program consisting of erecting and equipping two elementary school buildings, procuring two school sites, erecting and equipping an addition to an existing school building and purchasing land to add to the site already owned and procuring and improving a site for an athletic field in and for said School District?" If the necessary number of signatures are affixed to petitions and the impending vote is favorable when held around.' the firs,t. of December, here's what would be eventually added to the present system: No changes at Third Ward school, except that only a kindergarten, .first ,and second grade would be maintained there; ,Bry 7 ant — 3 new classrooms and several multi-purpose rooms, in- cl.udjng a combination g^rnnasl- iim-auditpri'uhr, Jieatirig'plant ancl rest rooms for the new addition and to serve Vhc present building; Lucia Wallace — 7 new rooms in an L-shupe wing on the north side of thu present structure. A new 5-dassroom school 101-th of McGregor atreet .on South Main street in the east edge of town, additional property at the Luciu Wallace site and over 25 acres of land east of South Phillips street and south of McGregor street for future use would also be included in the total cost. The citizen committee was 'ormed Nov. 23, 1954. TO BUILD NEW CATHOLIC HIGH HERE Announcement was made Sunday that a now Catholic high school for St. Cecelia's Academy would be constructed here next Honor Jr. Veil At Whiftemore With New Car Whiltemore — Commemorating Rev. Wm. Veit's 40th anniversary of his ordination and 25th year as pastor of St. Michael's Parish, Whittemore, a surprise party was held at the Academy Hall on Monday evening, October 3 at 8 p.m. An informal program was presented with Father Leo Harpenau, Mulla'rd,. as master of ceremonies. He opened the program with ii song by James Elbert, Loo Farrell, Raymond Kemna und John Thul. Rt. Rev. Msgr. P. P. Gearen :•>! Algona spoke 1 on behalf of the priests of the deanery and mentioned the high regard and re- sped all haVL> for Father Veil. Mrs Mike Mcrgen spoke briefs' in behalf of the Rosary Society find presented Father with a Spiritual Bouquet from the ladies if that organization. Father George McFaddon of Storm Lake hen entertained the group with wo vocal selections. Francis Sla;le, Superintendent of the Whit- finore Public school, spoke of tlu' cooperation Father Veil has always give'n in maintaining the fine relationship which exists among the schools of the community. Representing the faculty ancl .student body of Presentation Aca- deni.y, Kenneth Mergen, gave a reading and expressed their gratitude and appreciation to Father After a short talk by Father Ciei'akl Zensen, assistant in Whil- temore, the Academy's mixed high school chorus sang. Mr Simon Elbert. on behalf of the members of St. Michael's Parish, presented Father Veil with the keys to a new car. Father Veil responded with thanks for the tributes and gifts, after which the ladies of the Hos- ary Society served a delicious luncheon to all present. A fuur- ticr anniversary cake decorated with the theme. Queen of the Holy Rosary, was in the center of the speaker's table. Many visiting clergymen and friends were also present. 5 Hurt—Farm Accidents Farm accidents look their loll in Kossulh counly last week, but without any fatalities being reported. At Whittemore, James Greinerl, 7. son of Mr and Mrs Edwin Greinert had the misfortune to fall from the hay mow to the concrete floor in the alleyway, and is believed lo have suffered skull and possible internal injuries. He was given treatment at St. Ann hospital here, then taken to Fort Dodge. At SI. Joe, three injuries were reported. Robert Kirsch suffered lacerations and bruises on his right hand, requiring eight stitches, in a combine mishap. Norbert Frideres, also combining, received cuts on a thumb and fingers requiring IS stitches, in a similar mishap. Joyce Hammer, daughter of Mrs Florence Hammer, caught her thumb in a meat slicer and received painful lacerations. At Fenton, Emil Bierstedl escaped with minor injuries when he slipped and fell 15 feel while changing spouts in an overhea-i granary. He was pretty well shaken up, however, in the fall. It. is hoped that plans can b.e completed so that bids czm be let- by next January, Msfir. P. P. Geareii said Monday, with construction to begin in early spring! At present there are 453 enrolled at the Academy, an enrollment increase of 27 percent in the past five years. The present Academy will be used for grade classes oajy when the new school is completed us a separate structure but adjacent lo the present building. Car Misses A Curve, Sexton An Oxford Junction, la. couple, Mr and Mrs Joseph Kulhav.v, were shaken up and bruised in .1 one-car crash on highway 1H a mile east of Sexton Tuesday at \2:'1Q p.m. Mrs Kulhavy was taken to St. \nn hospital suffering from an injured mouth, a bump on the head and bruised left hip. Slie is in good condition. The Kulhavy auto, traveling west at the time, missed the curve where the highway crosses [he railroad tracks and hit a protective power pule. Deputy Sheriff Don _ Wood investigated the accident. '

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