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State Historical Society Iowa Git?; la. By Russ Waller Mr and Mrs Gene Hood and friends from Pocahontas were among a number of football fans Irom Northern Iowa who rode the Milwaukee Sioux to Madison, last Friday night, for the big Iowa- Wisconsin flame. But in the course of visiting will) other fans enroute, the subject of tickets came up, and folks fiol to comparing where there were going to sit in the Wiscon.-in stadium. "Let me sec our tickets", said Gene to his wife. Matilda. "Oh. you have the tickets." she replied.' Then came tlu awful truth. Neither onr had the tiek'-ts; they were silting on a writing desk." back in Algona. First thing Saturday morning, Gem < uitactcd the Wisconsin ticket office, and told them his JVMV. They told him that if he could find nut where the seats w":e. they could issue special pei MI.-. The Hoods called friend- in Algona, told them the stniy. a-d then wait'fed for the return call. When it came thiou.^i,. after the seat numbers ban lift, n determined by a friend enter l the wh-> four went !M t !'*• wa.- .^ and also party into It wa- r d t!u U'ooti h'jinc and missinu ticket-;. Gene ! -,. ticket off 're. There i\'i>n polite treatment, -tubs which K"t trir the name. loni; way around but &lgotra Upper Be* jWotne* ISTAIllSHtD 1163 Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Algona, AlGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY OCTOBER 6 1955 Iowa. Nov. 1. 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ' 4 SECTIONS - 28 PAGES VOL. 92 - NO. 40 Petitions Out For School Bond Issue Jury Verdict Is "Guilty" In Bad Check Case thcv made it! * t • Sgt. Paul Walnem, son of Mr •mil Mr.- Pe;rv Wtitnem of Ot- tc'^eii. re;;i hed home last week on u 30-day furioujih after duty in Ala.-ka. Me came by plane to Seattle, ami then derided to hitch-hike home. He left Seattle Wednesdav morning, last week. ; nd wa.- home last Friday night ...our c, .'-respondent did not so f-tuti. but we almost think he inu-t have hitch-hiked a little by plane. * * • Barney Frankl of Algona filed a $30,000 damage suit against an Omaha. Ni-b. policeman, in 1953. as the result r,t a nuxup in identities. and subsequent court developments in which Frankl was found blameless but not without some publicity. This week the matter was setth d, and Frankl re- cei\ed this letter from Peter J. McGuuc. Omaha police captain: *'I w.uit you to know that 1 linci-n-ly i enrol the unfortunate incident nt July 22. 1953. and the resulting publicity. I hope you have n ,>! been embarrasM-d by the .in ;dent and publicity." * » Six candidates for mayor. , . who says we don't take an interest in civic affairs? r » » , Country Club members were >|-M kc<l. and even the. sheriff »va- caiit.1. wlien the local club- ,iou>" \\a- f'.und unlenanted with blo.ul on tin- floor. Tuesday. Thi managers have Mondays off. Il later developed that they had decuied M roign, and left in a hurry. The blond came when they broke a tloor pane to unlock the place, after. JO.MIII; their keys, with a :v.-ultim; nici: on the wrist. Fur a few hour.-, however, there wa- L'on.-idcr.ible .-peculiitum i^s to violence and even possible murder on ihc p: finises. . « » If the reports of the President's doctors are accurate, it appear.- likelv ttiiit Mr Eisenhower will be able to resume the task o! dele! milling policy and directing leadership of the government within a few week-., but with limitations a.- to what lie can do in tin- way «! physical activity. It ,i!.-ii .-eems quite plain that the sudden heart attack suffered will b" lar-roai'hing in what it will do to the 1950 political picture. * * * President Eisenhower will in all probability choose to remain out of the 195ti picture as a candidate for reelection, and retire to the Gettysburg fa; in which he and Mr.- Kisenhower have enjoy-. I'd so much acquiring and developing. * * * His remarks of several weeks ago were most, prophetic when he tuld Leonard Hull, national chairman of his party, not to nail everything to one mast — that no man wa.- indispensable. » V » President Eisenhower is a most unsual president in many ways, chief and foremost being that he ascended to the highest elective po:-t in the lan« without ever previously having run for any political office. For years he'aiid his wife probably looked forward to eventual retirement, us do all men whose life is devoted to military service. He has also hud the knack of being liberal with liberals, conservative with conservatives - -- oi making friends with folks in the opposite- party, while retaining those in his own. * » » Truly, everyone wishes Jhs Pri'sidt-nt a lull recovery and a j;ood many years of the enjoyment and relaxation which he so lu-.it hlv like.- Jii life. • Sentence Set Here By Judge For Friday Martin E. Monson, 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 $10. drawn on the Iowa State Bank of Algona. and was cashed at the Standard Oil station, Bancroft. The jury deliberated from 3 p.m. Tuesday to 10:20 that evening. L. W. Nitrhals represented the state in the action. Harm O. Uken was foreman of '.he jury, and other members of the panel were Clyde Amon, Ber- mce Jensen, Frank Rossmann, James Bisenius. Mildred Winkel, Florence Hagg, Josephine Hardy, E. B. Elsenbast. Dean Korte, Carl Johnson and Marjorfe Jensen. 'NOT GUILTY' VERDICT IN VITZTHUM CASE "Not guilty" was the verdict of a district court jury last Friday afternoon in the case of the State of Iowa vs. George E. Vitzthum. The .latter had been charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Clyde Amon'of Algona was foreman of the jury. Linnan & Lynch represented the defendant, and L. NV. Nitchals prosecuted for the state. THREE NEW CASES FILED IN COURT While routine matters were being handled Wednesday and today, after two district court trial cases, three new cases were also filed this week. Home Federal Savings & Loan :s plaintiff and Lee and Mary Hatcher are defendant.* in an action over a note involving 5213.61. The Indian Co. is plaintiff naming Frank Youngwirth a* defendant in an account matter involving $30.21. Blossom Loan is plaintiff and Gare! Leek defendant in an action in replevin for $175.81. Finds A Broken Rail On Track Sexton—Elmer Tech may hare be«n responsible for preventing a serious railroad wreck at Sexton. Last Sunday morning he discovered a broken rail in the track near his place west of Sexton, before the morning passenger was due. He notified L. A. Copp, Sexton railroad agent, who in turn called the section crew and had the damage repaired before lh(» train arrived. Another Crash At Lakota's Death Bridge Lakota — Vernon M. Smith had a miraculous escape from death, Fridav morninc. while hauling a trailer loaded with soybeans from his farm to the elevator in Lakota. A large semi-trailer, cominc from the west, hit the back of his trailer throwing it into a ditch, and the impact turned the tractor 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 activ'.ty for sometime. The accident hapoenecl in well- known "Death Bridge" just west of Lakota on highway 9.- The trucker was going to Mason City from South Dakota with a load of hogs. . A good neighbor deed was done later Friday afternoon when six men took their tractors and plows and plowed about oO acres fur Vernon Smith. Those who participated were Raymond Winter. Ted Thilges, Dun Gangstee. Elmer Paulsen, Ronald and Wayne Heetland. Sexton Neighbors Combine 72 Acres Of Expansion if *?•?•• Neighbors of the Art Olsens pooled their manpower and ma- c/hinery Wednesday. Sept. 28, and combined 72 acres nf soybeans. Mr Olsen has been hospitalized in Algona and Mason City for Iti days suffering with ulcers. He had just been home a week recuperating when the "good neighbor" deed was perfoi tried. The Olsuns farm 200 acres a mile \rest and J !> mil',' north of Sexton and also i Harry Woods, Charles Lickteig and Mike Elbe;! farm 40 acres elsewhere. j The men brought in nine combines and started work shortly In addition to the combining of soybeans for Art. an Aiuoii.i j utter 1 p.m. They finished about !5:;iO. M:.- Ol.-en. assisted by Mrs high school setiinr, Gordon Braun. helped the Olsen son. Richard, j Balk and Mrs Lowman. served them lunch. , Upper Des Moines j pick 10 acre.- of corn which has been a piou-ct of Richard's. This w.is • Nt.wsfoto; done over the weekend. Those who helped are pictured above. Back row. left to right: Mike Hufer. C. L. Fitch. Art Olsen. Howard Busch Albert Tesch. Cliff ! Benschoter, David Lowman. Richard Balk. A L. P.eiiM-hoti.i. George Olsen. Merle- Moxley and Terry Ol.-(-n. P'li.nt n'W. left to right: Charles McMahon, Arnold Dantelsen. Perr\- Lo\\'!i:a. r !. Archie Elbert. Is Presented Petitions railing fin. a vnio within the Algona C'omiti'imiv school district on the is.-uin;; nf a new bund issuv !'"•.• $5n.()(;f) weie ready to !>.• circulated thi.- wick. Wes Baitlett. s.iid Wcdne.,- day. Baillett is a member of thr- citizen's committee appointed by the school board to s'ai'iy -.-rhool facilities and conditions ,«im> months ago. A meeting was set to:- this evening. Thursday, at which time the petitions we re to b" given t,» area representative:-. The bond is-ue petition* v..:!l carry the following words: "Shall the- Board of Directors of tlu: Algonu Community District, in the. 1 County of Kossuth. State of Iowa, issue bond:-; in an amount not to exceed S544.00U.OO lor the purpose" of carrying out a .-chool builcluu: program consisttrm of erecting and equipping two eicmentarv school buildings, pr .-chool sites. erecUnt: ping an addition to an existing school buildim: and purcha:-ipn land to adti to tin site already owned and procuring and improving a site lor an iit.hlc.tK field in and for said School District'. 1 " nci-rmg t\'.'o and equip- Swea City Girl is Band Queen In the picture below is a portion of the crov.-J of youngsters and band members who were if AVgona business firms at a special show all Saturday afternoon at the Algona Theatre. nar<on nhotol """~K 'Nanny' Bruns Dies In So. Dak. Many Algonans were shocked to learn of the sudden death of Clarence E. (Nanny) Bruns, •)(). former long-lime resident. He died of a heart attack at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday while wailing on a cu.-- tomer in a food market at Mitchell. So. Dak. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at present. It is probable they vill be, held Friday at 'J p.m. at the PriV.«ytenan 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. ti, 1915 at Otlumwa, and moved to Algona with-his parents while a youngster. He attended public school here and during his hig'i 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 t h e European theater of operations. Following the war, he was employed in various stores here, then when his health failed, entered the Veteran's hospital ai Des Moines. He and,his wife, the former Ardella Hovey, had been at Mitchell about six weeks ai the time of his death. Survivors include his parents and three brothers. They are Tom, Mitchell, So. Dak.; Durrell, Waterloo; and Dwight, Wesley. A brother, Hiller, died at the age of two. Find Good FUhing Mr and Mrs Leonard Warner of Algona, and Mr and Mrs Dick O'Donnell of Lone Rock spent .-evei al ijuys last week fishing al Bowstring Lake in northern Minnesota. They report catching 35 northerns, the best fishing they l.'VIT hllll. the and five fast Algona Family Of Seven Flees Night Fire A family of seven had a close call from being trapped within their borne bv fire. SaUnday evening at 10:2ii on North Roan St. on the eve <>l Fire Prevention Week. A garage caught lire on oremises occupied by Mi- Mrs Duane Adams and their children, and got such a start that it was all the parents could do to evacuate their children from the hou.-e before the flames fiom the adjacent burning garage made escape through the door impossible. Firemen, arriving .-peedilv after the alarm was turned in. brought the fire under control and saved the hous.' from ivery- Ihing but a good scroching and some damage on one side. The garage was a loss, and-wiih it all of the family's clothing for youngsters for the wniU-r When Adams discovered fire he rushed lo a neighbors to turn in the alarm, while his wife roused Ihe children from bed. Then Ihe parents hustled the youngsters, ranging in aye (Kim five to ten, from the building as flames licked from ihe 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 In- some insurance it was understood, but the Adams youngsters lost their winter clothing supply. % ;l . - . 3 * •*•' *»»* ;.-;,,. >*'/*:'"* ^ 1HGB 8, LOAN *§«'«. '" J T J!li JAKES STEWART FROM IARAMIE IN TECHNICOLOR Honor Fr. Veil At Whittemore With New Car Whiifcmore — C'>mmemoratini! Hev. Wm. Vi it'- loth anniversary The Crowning Ceremony the ! S. i p: Smith Baby, One Year Old, Dies Funeral services for Thomas Lero.v 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 official. 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 al home. He was born hen- Sept. 24. lil/.-i ' and was the Smith's onlv child. Herb Hedlund, president of ihe Algona Chamber of Commerce, f •ighl, watches i,s Maiilyn Buiyl'.ait, Brill. 195-i Band Festival Queen, i ilett), placed the 19fi5 Queen L'luwn on the head of Jannv G.,bel oi j Swva Cily. Janice. 16, is the daughter of Mr and M:.- io.iu.ld (.label, i She uv.iveri ihe honor at the j;: andstand ceremony SaUuduy e\\n- ! lit;. An estimaUd H.OOO persons -aw the niornini; parade and events I luring the day and niyht. iNel> Isaacson photo). ] Helping Hand To Ralph Thompson Twenly-three friends, relative^ and neigiibnrs of the Ralp'i Thompsi n'.-. who farm a m;> noith of Lone Rock, turned out for a work-day on the Tiiomp.-oii farm last Tuesday. Mr Thompson recently returned home after a siege in u hospital at E-thervil!e. und liis friends look ovi r and combined 40 acres of beans and did the fall plowing. Bernard O'Donnell, Albert Sh.aser. Sam McClcish. Don Hutchin.-on, Bob Marlow, D a v e Lynch. Hugh Walsh. Willaid Thomp.-on, Merwin Marlow, W.u- t' i .ii.,i \V.,rien Tii imp--,n. Dale aJlii llelliy Sehrouder and J'iil Elsbecker handled the machinerv. | Mesdames Waltei T i; o m p .- o n. i Dave Weber. Dave Lynch. Jim ! Elsbecker. Willard Thump.--,n. Sam McClei.-ii and Lillu- aiut Neva Thompson brought ami prepared food for the entire cn.w. Lakota Woman Dies At Age 96 Lakota—Mrs Josephine Huitt- ner. 9ci. died early Sun.iay morning. She was Lakota's olde-t resident. It was thought funeral ,-er- vices would be held today (Thursday) a t St. Paul's Lutheran church, but plans could not be completed until word was received from her two sons in Oregon. She had made her hi.me with hei eldest son, Fred. John Kohlhaas Injured In Fall A well-known Algona man. John Koi'ilhaas. is recuperating :,t St. Ann hospital, where he wa- ta.ken Monday following a tal! fruiii ii ladcier on hi- farm -i''-.' iliiles .-oUtl-.We.-t ul Hurt. He silf- I'eied ;, broken right elbow and hrui.-ed light hip in the accident, wh'ch occuri eii at 11 a.m. Mr Knhlhaas was in.-pectin,; a ci-,. n crib al the time rif the :r,i-- :,-.ii). He was on a ladder, leaeh- -. i h,r a hoard, the board ;;avi w.:\' an-i threw him t.) the ground. U.l! CJitfi.rd. son of Will Gilt'ori' wi.o farms the Kolilluias place. , was pre.-ent :it the li.'ne. i John ri-covend and drove t.i I to',\-n. a.'ui wa- Kit-.-r admitte.i to j ti •' i: ispital f'".' eon.plete diag!i- | o-i- of Ins iiijiiru ?. i 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 j has run for public office. ' Tnree of the t:\v e.iiv.tldale- , for n.avor of Algona had filed j theii nomination papers with I Citv Clei k Ivy Scuifham. \eMer- , •in\ T hi y were Charles Wagner. Bill Becker and Roy Hutzell. Paper- tor Frank Veru and Dr. , C. C. Shieik we: e in circulation | but h;id flu! ;.i- yet been filed, j Deadline for filing is next Tiu. 1 ?- ; ria>'. Oct. 11. The e'ection is N'ov. li. RFD Carriers Elect Lakota —• Fred Schroeder ua- ! reeli.-i.tetl president of the Ko.--| ,-utli R.F.D. Carriers As.-'n, and : Mr> Sclii'i'i'der was elected vie"; pie.-:.lent of the auxiliary at a j 'pot lui-k -upper and meeting held i at C.ill P.ilk, kisl \veek. as p;..-t,.r of St. Michael's Parish, Whitiemore. L> surprise party was held at the Academy Hall on Moiviav i.-vi.iuiig. October 3 at i An m-orii'.al piomam was ore- I S"!'K\i -.'. ;Ui F,it.ht r Leo Harpenau. I Mall;-:-.i, ,.•-- ma-tei o!' ceremonies. Hi- opened tile piogiam with a soi'iu by James Klbert. Leo Fa;- ii'll. R<ivir,<uid Kcn.na and John jTlu:l. lit. Rev. M.-ur. P. P. Gearen 1 of Aigoiut -peke on behalf of Ihe |prie.-!s oi" the deanery and mention-d the hi'-i: ; ei/aid and re- .•.pei t all have tor Father Veil. Mis Mik<- Mt riu-n -.p"ke briefly in bihal! of tl;e Ro-ary Society and p;, s.-nted Fatln r with a Spii'itua' B uquet ti.nr. the ladies ,1 I h a ' -11 ^,i.i;i/atioii Falhef tn oi'i^e Mi F n'eiell o! Storm Lake then < ntt ; t;.;!ieii ihe u:'«'iip with •ill .-,-!,. e':,,H-. Francis Sla•••-. \ ii-.-.-iiii-. m o( the Whit- Plll'lli- sc!-,ool. spoke .,!' ij'-i ition Fii'her Veil jias -:v. :: ID M'..,mt;.inme the If the nece.-sary number of signatures are affixed to petition.-. and the impending vote is favorable when held umiit'.ri the first of December, here's what would be eventually added to the present system: No change.., at Thud Ward school, except that only a kindei- fjarten. first and second glade would be maintained there; Bryant — 3 new chissi ooms and several multi-pin puse rooms, including u combination g.yinnasi urn-auditorium, heating plant and rest rooms for the new addition and to serve the present building: Lucia Wallace -— 7 new rooms in an L-shape w;ng on the north side of 'the present structure. A new 5-classroom school north i if McGregor Etreet on South Main street in the eas'. edge of town, additional property at the Lucia Wallace site and over 2,~) acres of land ea.->t oi South Phillips street and south of McGiegor street for future use would also be included in ti-ie total cost. The cili/i n eomnnttix. 1 wa.-. formed Nov. 23. 1954. TO BUILD NEW CATHOLIC HIGH HERE Annoimcenu nt was marie Sunday that a new Ci.thr.lic high school foi St. Cecelia's Ac.idc.nu- would be cons.li ucted here iie\i year. It i> huped ll;at plan.- car. li completed so that bid.- c;.n br- let bv r.ext January. M,gr. P. P. Geaivn .-aui Monday. v. Hi 1 . COM>U uctinr. to beyiii in <-,, !y .piuu; At p. ' .--eiH 111'-: .- a. , 4.~), ! , i n - riill(-d .1! tile Acatl'-lV. '. . ,,M Ulioi!- mi nt ii.ci t.,t.-e ot 117 pe.iiiit in the pa.-it l:\'i- yea:.- 'I'lli p; e-'. lit Ac.i-ii 1'.,'. 'A ill b>- i:.-i ;i I' : L'iaile cl <. >< ~ niily wii'-i. the !;i .'. M'.IOO! :- ,',; •[;. iettii , e : , , -;p:,.---e.! then- 4. a•;•: , e:.:';,'li '„>• Falhc; M.I t,:ii; hv Father :.. , ,,:M.:i:! in Wl:it. \ r. ; ; i: : i. -. .- i: i; x e,! ,...,...- .-,n' M: Car Misses A Curve, Sexton A. ( ):,tui\! Juncfon. 1 . M. .:!:d Mi's JM.-.-P'- K . ; . ••; i -iii.i.eii up .iini i.. 'u: - . . . . . 1 :.!• - i.-! St M'li.uel'.- F'ai ,-r. : "'''-<' ea.-l of Si.-xton Tue.>',i\- .' , -. t.t-. .i Kati-.e! \'elt witji the i 1 - : -° P ln . .- 11 ,, r.i.-.. ea: . : Mr.-- Kulimvy \'. a.- '.'.',. i ' • '^' t\.!:...i V- •'. u--pM !u i.d wall Ann 'n...-pitul >U1 lei ii,.-. !: : : ,i ,:i,K~ !•.. IM !.:i:-i.u- .,!iu Milt.-. ! injured mouth, a in.'::) . T. >.'.<> t,, '.vh.,-:; in-.-- i.,(!!,.-.-; the 'Fnx- *'• !il 'ad and bruiseii 1, i' ::'p S;.i SM;-'.. i\ .-•. . \'t-d ,1 ('it-licio^-: ' ls ! " g"" l -i condition :•;•'::'. 1.1: :, :,'•} n:^^'ii!. A lu'.ir- I Tile Kulhavy nil'-' ' .;•.'••,:i.' ai.p:v< : -..,".• i.ike deem al<-d ! \v e.-t a! the Inni. niis.-e't '.::• :'. i, li,, '!.•. n-i. f.^,,-, ;i ot ti:e | curve wiiere the hlgl.wiy .•!-...-• M,\- ;;.!-,;.. \v,-..~ .!. !(,;• ci nle: of i the laihoud liark- .iiid .::' a p. •1 .-pi-.i!-.i. .- i.ii'i.-. Many s ;>it-| tecti\'e powt-r PM'I- I'd :;'.,•-• -: eli •. uv!:.'-:i and liici,ds Were ( Sht-ril 1 Dun WMU-.I i:.\ i'.-.r;.: iU--i .-i i :.,; • --•!.' th 1 ,- aecidenl i Hurt—Farm Accidents Farm accidents took their toll in Kossulh county last week, but without any fatalities being reported. Ai Whittemore. James Greinert, 7, son of Mr and Mrs Edwin Greinert had the misfortune to fall from the hay mow io the concrete floor in the alleyway, and is believed to have suffered skull and possible internal injuries. He was given treatment at St. Ann hospital here, then taken to Fort Dodge. At St. 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 sheer and received painful lacerations. At Fenton. Emil Bierstedt escaped with minor injuries when he slipped and fell 15 feet while changing spouU in an . overhead granary. He was pretty well shaken up. however, in the fall.