The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 10, 1955 · Page 24
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 10, 1955
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City Accepts Bid On Storm Sewer The Lund ell Construction Co. of Cherokee, with a bid of $53,912.04, was awarded a contract to install fi'-i blocks of storm sewer by the city council during its meeting Thursday night. Three othor firms bid on the project. They were Clark & Fitz Construction Co., Bagley. $55 011.50; Schueller & Co.,' Dubti- quc. $ r )8,505.40: and Donovan Construction Co., St. Paul, $64,804.27. New storm sewer will be installed by the Lundell firm from the corner of North and Harlan streets to a point a half block south on Colby from its intersection with State street. The area to be served by the new sewer is the low point of the largest catch basin in town, and is one that has flooded with ease in the past. The storm sewer which is in service at the present in that area is too small and disconnected in spots. The plans and specifications. drawn up for the city by Mort Bittinger, Algona, representative ff Collins. Thompson and Willis, Marshal Itown, were accepted. A public hearing preceded the letting of the contract, but no citizens were present to voice an opinion. Final acceptance of an additional $4,333.17 worth of curb and gutter was tendered to the Glover Construction Co., Luverne, Minn. An engineering agreement, which signaled the go-ahead on the big sewer project in the east and northeast portion of Algona, was signed by the city and Collins. Thompson and Willis. The engineering firm will receive fees equal to 10 percent of the first $15,000 and six percent of all over that for its woik. Ac- cordmy to a preliminary survey made by Buell & Winter. Sioux City, several months ago, the project will cost at least'$134.G10 00 to romplete. Work on both of these sower projects will get underway as >oon as possible. Leo G. Counley, City Policeman, Dies Suddenly Leo G. Counley, 39, a member of Algona's police force for the past ten months, died suddenly Tue«dnv at 9:10 p.m. »t St. Ann hospital. He entered the hospital earlier that day suffering from a diabetic coma. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but it will be held Friday at Graettinper. where the family lived for several years before moving to Algona at the first of the vear. Leo G. Counley • » • Leo George Counley was burn March 21. 1910. and graduated from Asher, la. high school. He- was a streetcar motorman in Chicago 11 years before moving to Graettinger. At Graettinger he served four years and four months as a policeman, and was appointed by Linda Clapsaddle. then mayor, late in 1954 to fill the vacancy caused by the sudden death of another policeman, Abner Egli. Mr Counley and his wife, Viola, had three children. One, a boy, 4, was killed several years ago by a truck in Chicago. ' The other two. Dennis, 12, and Linda, 10, and Mrs Counley. survive. The Counley family lives at 417 East McGregor. Mr Counley was stricken and taken to St. Ann Tuesday morning. Plan Girl Scout Leader School Four leadership training course sessions will be held in Algona for all interested in learning more about the Girl Scout program. The meetings, Nov. 10, 14, 18 and 22, will be in the Druggists' Mutual building, beginning at 7:30 p.m. each of those nights. All leaders, troop committee members, executive board members and other adults may attend the sessions. Training leaders are Mrs Helen Mikes, Mrs N. J. Kelley and Mrs William An- kegbauer. They received instructions during a meeting at Iowa Falls earlier this year. Troop 8, under the leadership of Opal Kern and Mrs Ankenbauer, pinned yellow feathers on all Algona citizens who went to the polls Tuesday . ®pper X State ___, Iowa Oity, Isu Jlotne* ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered as Iowa, Nov. second class matter at. th«? postofflce at Algona, 1. J!i32. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. AL6ONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1955 3 SECTIONS-24 PAGES VOL. 92 - NO. 45 Shierk Edges Wagner For Mayor County Towns Have Close Contests, Some Upsets 4 Vote Margin Sexton 'Shelled' In Nat'l Guard Maneuvers Sunday At Titonka In Close Battle Local elections in Kossuth county towns resulted in a few changes in the mayor and council membership, but for the most part incumbents when running were reelectecl. Results of all elections in towns in the urea follow. FOUR VOTE MARGIN IN TITONKA MAYOR RACE Titonka—L. W. Nath with 60 votes defeated Reinder Krominga with 56 for Mayor of Titonka. Howard Andrews. incumbent mayor, was not a candidate for reflection. Arthur Boyken. 131, Amos Krominga. 114, W. E. Nothwehr, 127, John Hamilton. 110, and Eilert B. Boyken. 83. were elected to the town council. Philip Jaren polled 75 votes, and G. O. Swan, 39. a-, othor candidates. Mrs Camilla Cooper was named treasurer. and Mrs Florence Reo.-'er has bt-en town clerk by i appointment uf past mayors. Residents of Sexton may not have been aware of it, but last Sunday morning that village was "under heavy fire" from the giant 155 mm. howit:.e: pictured above. In fact ihe gun crew shown above, members of Battery B of the 194th Field Artillery Bn.. "lobbed" about one hundred "!)u-lb. --hells" into the general Sexton vicinity, with the n.ihtary objective of dislodging an "imaginary enemy" approaching from the southeast. The occasion wi-.s a day of full-sc;>U- maneuvers, held on the C. S. Shipler farm north of Algona by the local artillery unit of the National Guard. Currently. Batters- B is conducting 'a recruiting drive for new volunteers. The unit IN commanded by 1st Lt. Del Carver, a local high school instructor in "private" life. Battery B's field maneuvers effectively set off a week in which all veterans — present and future -'— are being honored. On next Friday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, a veteians parade will proceed down Slate street at 10:30 a.m. ending at the courthouse where the veterans bron/.e plaque will be formally dedicated. All Algona stores will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 1 00 p.m. on that day. The week will be concluded with a Pheasants For Vets' hunt next Sunday, Nov. 13, with all hunters being urged to participate in securing a large bag of birds for hospitalized veterans. The hunt will start off with a "breakfast" at 10:30 a.m. at the American Legion hall here. Full details of all veterans events are given in a special two- page presentation elsewhere in this issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. (Upper Des Moines newsfoto) Four Britt Youths Fined In Girl Delinquency Case Four Britt youths, all about 19 years of age, were each fined $100 and costs in the court of Justice of the Peace C. H. Ostwinkle here. Tuesday, on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The minor in question is a 16 year-old girl from the Titonka area. Fined $100 each were Win. F. Nelson, Lester J. Leerar, Louis Dallman and Dick Zuehl. The complaint was filed by County Attorney L. W. Nitchals after he and Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst had made an investigation of an incident reported to have happened Oct. 31. Irvin Buck and Henry Meyer of Garner, attorneys, represented the defendants, all of whom entered pleas of guilty to the charge. In other cases in Ostwinkle's court Tuesday and Wednesday, Kenneth Krantz, Spencer, and Clyde P. Lloyd, Algona, were each fined $5 and costs on traffic violations, and Reuben H. Horsman, Guthrie, Okla. was fined $10 and costs for a restricted license violation. licenses To Wed Three licmises to wed have been issued during the past week, going to the following couples: Nov. 3, Ronald Peterson and Harriette Brown of Algona; Nov. 7, Michael Schmit and Rosanne Erpeldjng of Algona; Nov. 8, Willis Richman and Marilyn Simpson of Algona. Neck Broken In Fall At Home A 72-year old Algona man, Charles Adams, is undergoing treatment and observation in University Hospital at Iowa City for a broken neck, suffered when he fell near his home Saturday night at 9:30. His home is at 520 West Call street and the yard surrounding his house is several feet below the level of the roadway. He stumbled and fell while going down the steps from the road to his yard. He was admitted to St. Ann hospital then flown to Iowa City in McCullough's Air Ambulance. Mr Adams is paralyzed from the neck down. KRAUSE REELECTED AT FENTON; 162 VOTES Fenton—G. R. with 129 votes was reelected Mayor of Fenton. His opponent, J. R. Waite. tallied 30. Elected to the council were M. C. Hantelman. 135, Frank McFall. 150, Ed Meyer. 148. Charles Theesfield, _9t, and Don Steinberger, 44. Steinberger was not on the ballot, as only four candidates had filed. He won by write-ins. J. Wallace Smith was reelected treasurer with 148 votes and J. J. Theesfield was named park commissioner with 137 ballots. The vote was about average for Fenton, 162 voting. OLD COUNCIL REELECTED IN BURT BALLOTING Burl — There were 213 votes cast he re Tuesday, with Nels J. Nel.-on being reelected mayor There were 11 candidates for t)ie town council, with the present five winning by oO to 60 margins. They'are'j. L. Miller. Don Patterson. Georao Manus, Oliver i L. Guhain and" E. P. Frederick| *>"• ! LIVERMORE REELECTS PRESENT OFFICERS Livermore—With only 47 votes ca.-t. George Donalds was reelected mayor, and couneilmen named were Harold Gronbach, Keith Logue, Dr. T. D. Rowing. Virgil Smith and Jerry Stiles. Mrs Liak Hughes was named treasurer. RALPH BAUER IS NEW WHITTEMORE MAYOR Whitlemore—Ralph Bauer polled 112 votes out of 174 cast to be elected Mayor of Whittemove. He had been named to fill the vacancv when Simon Elbert resigned. Sixteen ballots were spoiled. Gene Martini had 19 write-in votes for mayor. Named to the council were Ralph Nichols. 138, Russ Medin. 139, Wilbur Roeber, 95, Francis Single, 135, and Woodrow Russell, 136. There were 34 write- ins for Simon Elbert for councilman. L. H. Pertl was named treasurer. Ward and Candidate First Second .. Third .. Fourth .. a •a _ 8 7 13 10 38 U 01 m 6 n 9 14 40 _ 87 181 79 63 410 103 214 125 90 "532 1 m ^ I 49 145 117 54 365 rh h S : « tTi ; S2 a ; lj £ , k, 60 220 101 210 96 467 220 bors Obrecht i 75 i ; 75 p i| s ii 10 1 557 557" lo\ I I i M J! w • 235 235 V 2 M-l 1* O n 1 1 1 16 46 D 1) •M i 159 159 10 •8 i (3 ' 61 61 Al Dreesman 258 258 ere 1 w ! o i 2 ! id i cu 1 243 519 366 235 1363 IS Richardson 228 501 365 220 1314 hand last week ai ihe Earl Taylor farm, north of Algona, Taylor and her son Ralph, following the recent death (kneeling), Alfred Schenck, Henry Dearchs, Marvin Leigh, Walter Weisbrod, Duane Good Neighbors gave a helping and plowed about 100 acres for Mrs of Mr Taylor. Pictured above are, front row, left to right, Barney Gisch, Ralph Taylor, Clarence Meizger, Melzger and Glenn Jenkinson. Back row, left to right, Willis Harmon, A Ivin Andreasen, Q. A, Bjustrom, Harry Schulter, Loren Johnson, Don Rlebhoff, Fred Plumb, Merlin Walker, Jim Shipler, Bill McKim, Melvin Alt, Wm. Broesder, Curtis Gardner, Vern Walker, Jim Dodds, Lee Schenck, Joe King and Bill Dodds. Absent from the picture but also helping were Roy Sarchet and Carrol Wilreii. Ladies helping at the house were Mrs Marvin Leigh, Mrs Q. A. Bjusirom, Mrs Roy Sarchei. Mrs Clarence Meizger and Mrs Clarence Riebhoff. The Algona Creamery furnished Ihe gas for ihe men who did ihe plowing for Ralph Taylor. The work was done Nov. 2. (Algona Upper Des Moines newsfoio). the LAKOTA ELECTED WALT LESLIE AS MAYOR j Lakoia — Walter Leslie I new mayor of Lakota, with 66 i votes out of 92 cast. Harry Mussman was named treasurer. Coun- eilmen elected were A. E. Anderson, 73, Wilson Brack. 82. Robt. Hamilton, 57, Fred Mabus, 83, and James Meuer, 72. John Smith, incumbent mavor. did not run. Boy's Finger Tip Lost In Shelter Wesley—Donald Price, 8, son of Mr and Mrs Charles Price, had the tip of his index finger on the loft hand cut off in a hand corn sheller, Saturday, while playing with three other boys at the Del Rogness home. His little finger was badly torn but no bones were broken. Dr. Warner sewed the finger together and he was taken home. TWO NEW BANCROFT COUNCILMEN NAMED Bancroft—Fred Kadow and R. C. Fa.igman are new members of the Bancroft town council, while Roman Wilhelmi. Don Murray & Wm. Fuchs were reelected. G. D. | Hart was reelected ir.ayor with| out opposition. There were 71 I votes cast. Delores Va-sko wa> I named treasurer, and Harold | Clark, park commissioner. Neighbors Help After Fire 109 VOTES CAST AT LEDYARD Ledyard—With 81 votes out of 109 cast, Judge MacKinnon was named mayor here Tuesday. There were seven candidates lor couneilmen. Electd were C. L. Egesdal, 51, Wm. Fennema, 88, George Looft, 81, Gus Simons- meier, 93, and Wm. Wefmer. 91. Other candidates were Albert Barnes, 26, and Lawrence Ternes, 48. Looft is the only councilman new. reelected; the rest are Wes- Tom $191, Scout Fynd Murray Mowers announces that George Becker, community finance chairman of Hurt, was the first to turn in $191.66 for the Boy Scout fund. REELECT ALL TOWN OFFICIALS, WESLEY Wesley—All officials of ley were reelected, Tuesday Forburger was re-named mayor, and couneilmen are H. E. Hemmingsen, Roy Kollasch, Maurice DeBoer, Bill Loebig and R. E. Newbrough. There were 47 votes cast. NAME BY WRITE-INS AT LONE ROCK Lone Rocfc — Bernard Pettit was elected mayor by write-in here, with 42 votes being cast. Other town officers are J. M. Blanchard Jr., Erich Seegebarth, E. A. Lee, A. L. Cotton and Les Johnson, councUmen, and all were elected by write-in. There were 21 others receiving votes. PICK BY WRITE-INS AT OTTOSEN Oltosen—With 24 write-ins. Ottosen voters picked all town officers Tuesday. Jesse Van Buskirk was named mayor, Chester Aline, treasurer, and councilmen are Lawrence Telford, Morgan Hagen, Roy Jacobson, Loren Daniel and Richard Kinseth. OLD OFFICERS, LUVERNE ALL HEELECTED LuVerne—With 63 votes cast, and seven spoiled, Henry Loerwald was named mayor with 4S votes. Couneilmen elected were Earl Johns, 47. James L. Mallory, 52, Ernest Meyer Jr., 43, Wayne Sanford, 51, and John Skogmo, 36. There were 16 write-ins. Dorothy Sorensen was named treasurer with 46 votes. new and Par- M Each Takes 2 Wards, Hutzell, Vera Follow Dr. C. C. Shierk. from a field of six candidates, was oloeUd Mayor of Algona. to take office- January 1. 1951). in a city tion which brought out. voters. Tuesday. At the same time, five couneilmen were elected, one former member. Vie .sons, was returned to office. New couneilmen will be gene Furs!, first ward: 1 Laird. second ward: Arm Elbert. third ward: John Droep- man. fourth ward: anrl present. Mayor B. P. Richardson will lie- come a founcilman-at-large along with Vic Parsons. There were 1900 votes cast in the 1955 election, with 93 ballots spoiled. In the 1953 election when Linda Clapsaddle was elected, there were 1939 votes cast. Elmer Langrnack, without opposition for a six year-term on the park board, polled 1306 votes. Bond Issue Defeated The proposition as to a bond issue for 345,000 to construct a building to house city-owned equipment, was defeated, with H37 'No' votes and 811 in favor. The breakdown on this vote went as follows: Yes No 1st Ward 129 13!) 2nd Ward 314 277 3rd Ward 231 2(i:i 4th Ward 137 158 3 NEW COUNCILMEN NAMED. SWEA CITY Swea City—E. L. Hansen, with 98 votes, was named mayor of Swea City, without opposition, with 123 votes being cast. Elected to the council were Monfred Peterson, 107, and Lowell Roberts. 96, former councilmen. and Wm. Boland, 103, Gerald Greischar, 96, and Wm. Christensen. 84, new members. Henry Larson polled 66. There were 10 write-ins. Paper Wins Honor The Algona Upper Des Moines was awarded the 2nd place trophy for Best Use of Pictures in Advertising, in contests held in conjunction with a newspaper short course at Iowa State College last weekend. Award* were made by Sigma Delta Chi professional journalism fraternity. This is the 17th journalism award won by the Upper D«s Moines in the past fire years. Downey. Don Moore, Victor Seely and Roger Hanson. Thornton Wilder authored the famous play which hus been an outstanding success when presented in the large cities. Seventeen men pitched in ai the Gib Hargreaves farm nine miles southeast of Algona October 2H-27 and picked 91 acres of corn. Shown above are most of the men that helped. In front, left to right, are Chuck Colwell, Mark Eisenbarth, John Sennit/, Jr., Louis Scheppmann and Paul Egel. In back, left to right. Maivoll Reding, Percy Brink, George Gade, Joe Cluido- melka. Heinie Eisenbarth. Ronnie Miller. George Vitzthum, Mervin Rrislow, Clarence Seimers and Gib Hargrvaves. Carl Brown, Barney Capesius and Gerald Frankl were not present when the photo was taken. Mrs Hargreaves. Mis Capesius. Mrs Eisenbarth and Mrs Ralph Elbert prepared dinners and lunches tor the workers during the two-day good neighbor act. Five pickers went after the corn which was then elevated into the new corn crib that was completed Oct. 29. Fire destroyed two corn cribs, a barn, some machinery and all the hay and straw on the Hargreaves farm, Sept. 15. Work on the new crib began a week later. The crib will hold 8.000 bushels of ear c-orn or small grain. (Upper Des Moines Newsfoto) Offer Junior Play Here Nov. 15 Algona high's junior class will present its play "Our Town" in the high school auditorium next Tuesday. Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. Harley Waller is directing the play which deals with the everyday goings-on in a small New Hampshire town around 19001920. Tickets are on sale at the school and are aLso being sold by members of the class: Tickets for the junior play may be purchased Monday or Tuesday at the main office in the high school. Stage manager Tom Zender serves as narrator for the play. Chief members of the cast are Sharon Powers, Carl Brown, Connie Priebe, Kathy Dermand, Lance Stevens and John Moxley. Other.-> include two seventh graders. Bill Bourne and Eugene Winkopf and Richard Rochleau, Judy Rieken, Larry Wyatt, AJ- lan Selichnow, Bev Jajnes, Bob Hardy, Maribel Kain, Larry Hudson, Jean Kuecker, Darrell Davis, Duane Kueck, David Erickson. Vernon Reisner, Jerry 811 i«7 Until the returns from the Second Ward came in, the final ward to report Wednesday morning, Charles Wagner held a lead in the mayoralty race. The second ward gave Shierk a resounding margin which determined the final outcome, although Hut?.elL also ran strong in the Second. Statement By Shierk Dr. Shierk, Wednesday, had the following statement to make: "My interest has always been on the community level, and I believe u mayor should be interested in the welfare and prosperity of his city. The greatest effort -hall be made to keep favoritism and patronage out of decisions and actions. The greatest good for the greatest number of people should always spark u mayor's official action. "We are all interested in lower taxes, but how to lower them is the question. Anyone going into office with the promise that he will lower them is n,.t too sure of his ground. Wo .should, however, run our government as efficiently as possibly with elimination of waste duplication wherever possible, if there^ IS waste and duplication. We can broaden the base of our taxation by bringing in additional taxing units, such as new industry and more population. I have a definite program toward the wooing of desirable iiKiustry to the community, which will be initiated at once upon my entrance into office. "If changes are made after I have been in office a reasonable 1 length of time, they will he for a mor<' efficient government and not for political expediency. I promise the greatest effoit toward reasonable taxes. My vigil will be constant toward better business and greater oppoitunity in our city and trade community. Every .step possible will be taken to insure growth and pi«girs-; of the community, with special effort to interest ne'A indu-try and to encourage new people to make Algona their home." Algonans Attend Hospital Meet Several members of St. Ann Hospital auxiliary attended a regional hospital auxiliary meeting at Cherokee. Wednesday, Nov. 9 A workshop session in the morning was followed b; luncheon at noon. The afternoon session featured a meeting with the hospital administrative group and a panel discussion on improvement of patient care in the hospital. Mrs N. J. Kelley, Mrs L. E. Linnan and Miss Kathleen McEnroe were the local representatives at the meeting. The local 1955-56 membership drive is near completion. Any who have not done so, according to Miss McEnroe, may send then' dues to Ker. C. C. Sh-erk

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