The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 24, 1955 · Page 23
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 24, 1955
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State ttifftorio*! By Huss Waller -* * * It will be good news for many to find out that the Iowa Highway Commission has decided to replace the "death bridge", located on highway 9 just west of Lakota. A letting for construction of a now bridge has been set for May 29, 1956. This bridge is one of several in - thi.s area that has been the scene of several fatal motor accidents. • • * Dr. Clarence C. Richardson is moving this week from Storm Lake where he has been pastor of the Lakeside Presbyterian church to his new pastorate at the; Roseland Presbyterian church in Chicago, where he takes over his duties Dec. 1. That makes two former Algona pastors with Chicago churches. The other one is Rev. M. A. Sjostrand, former First Lutheran pastor here, and if our memory serves correctly he was here at about the same time as Rev. Richardson. One of our oldest subscribers. Conrad W. Rabe, drops us a note from Minneapolis along with his renewal.. . says he reads it all, and enjoys Reese's Ravings, Woman's World, and Evelyn's Tidbits along with the rest of the regular news. The football guessing contest for Saturday's games proved to be a bit expensive for your reporter. At the start of the season our young football fans at home inquired about entering, and we ixplained they were not eligible •>o win, but added that they i-ould enter and if they did $ate > win we'd personally "pay off" equivalent to what they might have won. Nothing happened until last Saturday; then Tom, age 10. won a technical fir&t place in the UDM contest, with 16 out of 20 games right, and the nearest total point guess .. . he didn't win the UDM first prize, but the Old Man is out ten bucks. The November Issue of The National Photographer contains a story entitled "Photography in Pnofile" written by Wayne De- Mouth, former Algona hig'h teacher now on the Davenport school faculty, and based on the worK of Nels and Kay Isaacson. Illustrations used from the Isaacson's photography includes reproductions of a number of local port- vaits. Over at Sexton they report a fresh, new crop of magazine solicitors ... mostly peroxide blondes ... finding sales a little difficult they politely inquired if there were any bachelors living in the area as they were always easier to see ... our Sexton correspondent reports, however, that the Sexton bachelors are pretty cagey—they hit for cover when they saw the blondes arrive. * * • Mr and Mrs Frank Flaig of Lone Rock have returned from a trip to the Bahama Islands where they spent a week at the luxurious Emerald Beach hotel as ;i reward for Frank's sales ability. They fluw by plane from Moline to Nassau, did some deep sea* fishing, loured in glass bottom boats, and made a number of scenic tours. Quite a change, too, getting back home. One new suggestion made as a remedy for present prices of hogs, is revival of the food stamp plan. This makes three major suggestions on the subject, the other two being withdrawal of land from production and shifting the farm program from flexible supports back to 90 percent parity support. The food stamp plan would simply be that those on relief, old age assistance, Social Security and aid to dependent children and blind, would be partially taken care of by food stamps, redeemable in pork, thus supplanting in part the present all-cash payments or vouchers to be spent as the recipients see fit. Nobody has ventured a guess as to how much added consumption of pork this might bring. But it would move pork. Some men lead planned, well- ordered lives. Who does the ordering? Their wives. » » * The price of Kossuth county land does not seem to be affected by the decline in price of farm products. That may be because there is no surplus of Kossuth county land. » » * J. Helmer of Fenton muses that Iowa farmers are Democrats 364 days of the year ... "the other day", he adds, "they vote' Republican." * * * Famous Last Line—(Dedicated to the Postoffice crew): Mail your Christmas cards early, this year. ESTABLISHED 1163 Entered as second class matter at the postofflee at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. A160NA, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1955 3 SECTIONS - 22 PACES VOL. 92 - NO. Academy To Be Host, Nov. 29, At Career Day 10 Speakers To Address Seniors Of Area Schools St. Cecelia Academy Sodality will sponsor a Career Day at th" academy Tuesday, November 29. Sociality Officers Joe Buscher, Barbara Barton, Tom Kinsey and Josephine Platl, and Coni- mittee Chairmen Lavonne Winkel and Donald Froehlich are in charge of arrangements for the day. High school students from Presentation Academy, Whitte- morc, St. Joseph School, Bode, and St. Matthew School, Clare, have been invited to participate in Career Day. About 75 guests are expected. Speakers on the program are as follows: Engineering—Dr. W. C. Alsmeyer, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Iowa State College, Ames. Science — Dr. John Greenlee, assistant to the Dean of Science at Iowa State College, Ames. Agriculture—Dean L. Barnes, Kossulh County Extension Director. Veterinary Medicine—Dr. J. B. Winkel. Algona. Home Economics—Mary Staudt. Ku.ssuth County Extension Home Economist. Business—Robert W. Hamilton, Vice President, Hamilton School of Commerce,. Mason City, Paul Meaney, Hamilton School of Commerce, Mason City. Nursing and Technician Work —Mrs Stan McChntock. R. N., Pediatrics Instructor. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. Mason City: Virginia Groves, R. N., B. A.. Medical Instructor. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Mason City. A student nurse from St. Joseph Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Mason City, will also appear on the program. v Student chairmen of the various conferences are: Leo Farrell and Marleen Loebach, Presentation Academy, Whittemore, and Jim Lichter, Tom Kinsey, Jim Van Allen, Ronald Briggs, Joan Henry, Mary nia Erpelding, Sheila McEvoy, and Mary Kay Duffy of St. Cecelia's. The following students will act as secretaries: Ronald Buscher, CecU Schilmoeller, Jack Henry, Mary Hardgrove, Dorothy Kunz, Ar-. lene Ludwig, Ruth Fox, Joan Byam, Bi\\ Robinson, and Jeanette McCarthy. Socialists will entertain the speakers at a noon luncheon. Following registration, the conferences of the afternoon will gel underway. Since one of the chief purposes of the day is to provide opportunities for pupils to ask questions obout various occupations, no discussion gioup will include more than 30 students. Therefore, each speaker will give his talk to two different groups. Bob Diekmann To Insurance Firm Appointment of Bob Die"kmann as an insurance agent for thp Northwestern Mutual Life Ins. Co. in thi.s area was announced by Bill Zimmerman, district agent, tnis week. Diekmann was born, raised and attended school at Wesley. He has been a resident of Algona for the past eight years, following four years in the army. He attended an insurance preliminary school at Sioux City previous to his appointment Nov. 7. Diekmann's office will adjoin Zimmerman's in the Iowa State Bank building. Newcomers Club Elects Officers At the Newcomers club's meeting held last week election of officers was held. Mrs John Claude is president; Mrs Doris Thompson, vice-president; Betty Jo Lavigne, secretary; and Mary Faulstich, treasurer. There were 33 members present, and cards were played and refreshments served. The committee in charge was Mi's Sondra Caldwell, Mrs Mary Faulstich and Mrs Ann Keesee. Mrs Phil Diamond announced that plans for a 7:30 dinner dance would be held December 10 at the Moose Hall. The next meeting will be Dec. 1 at the Legion Hall at 7:30 o'clock. 28 Families In Need Up For Christmas 'Adoption* The Christmas season offers a fine opportunity for persons everywhere to make someone else's holiday a more cheerful and complete one, and for the fifth consecutive year, church groups, clubs, families and individuals have a chance to do just that—by adopting a family for Christmas. * There are 28 families oh the list compiled by Antoinette Bonnstetter. Algona school nurse, and Mrs Marvel Immerfall, Kossuth County Welfare officer, and the Upper Des Moines is beginning its fifth search for family sponsors. The plan has been very successful in the past, and reached a peak a year ago when 42 families were adopterf and given food, clothing and toys. The list will be enlarged next week, following a complete check by Free Turkeys In Algona On Dec. 5 & 12th Algona stores will be open three nights each week, Monday, Friday and Saturday, beginning Dec. 5. for the convenience of Christmas shoppers, according to an announcement this week from Bill Steele, chamber of commerce secretary. Merchants will remain open each evening the final week previous to Christmas. Dec. 19-23. as usual. Also on the agenda are two turkey day drawings which will be ,held at the close of business, Dec. 5 and 12. The first turkey drawing is a certainty and if enough birds are furnished by businessmen, the other will follow. A total of 132 turkeys went to persons whose names were drawn a year ago. Registration for the turkeys will be the days of the drawings in the stores participating. Stores will close their doors in time for Christmas Eve and will not. open until Tuesday morning, Dec. 27. Santa Claus will appear on the streets with candy for the youngsters three Saturday afternoons. Dec. 3-10-17. SANTA CLAUS COMES TO ALGONA FRIDAY Friday, Nov. 25, will afford children in the area a chance to meet and chat with Santa Claus in Algona. The big red-clad man, attended by a helper and small reindeer, will appear in one of the city fire trucks about 1:30 p.m. and travel west on State street to his house on the southeast corner r.f the courthouse square. After his arrival at the house, he will begin handing out goodies to all youngsters who pay him a visit before 4 p.m. In the meantime, his helper and reindeer will walk up and down the sidewalks on State street, giving everyone a chance to get acquainted with a real, live wild animal. Santa has promised to bring his gentlest deer with him, one that can be petted by anyone without worry. There will be a free movie at the Algona Theater during the afternoon. Mrs Tiede, 75, LuVerne, Dies Funeral services for Mrs John Tiede, 75, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran church at LuVerne with the Rev. Louis Wittenburg officiating. Mrs Tiede died Tuesday about 4 p.m. at Lutheran hospital in Fort Dodge, where she had been a patient for three weeks. She was preceded in death by her* husband about two years ago, also by a daughter in infancy and a son in his 20's, her pajents and one brother. Surviving are five brothers: William and Karl Schipull; Gustav and Ferdinand Schipull of Ringsted, and August Schipull of Burt. Masonic Dinner Past Masters Night for members of Prudence Lodge of the Masonic Order will be held next Tuesday evening, Nov. 28, starting with a 6:30 p.m. banquet. Winn#r of 17 Stilt * NtijQRil Awards, 1150-1855 Including General Excellemce. low* Fre*j As*'* Miss Bonnstetter and Mrs Irrf- merfall. Families chosen are all deserving of aid, and in most instances the father is working steadily, but the income is a little short, so a helping hand is needed to bring complete Christmas" joy into the home, especially for the young.'ters. f There have been many instances in the past when individuals or groups didn't feel they could adopt a family and furnish a complete Christmas. In such casts, donations of food, clothing or money will be accepted. All cash received will be retained until shortly before Christmas and used to provide for families not adopted. Any group or individual wishing to adopt a family should call the Upper JJes Moines, phone 1100, and designate its choice. The name of the family will not be devulged until just before' Christmas, and then only to the adopting group or individual. Delivery of the goods can be made by the adopter, the UDM, county supervisors or welfare office. Families available for adoption: Family No. 1—Father and mother, three boys and six girls, including one in poor health, ranging in age from 19 io four. Family No. 2—Father and mother, two boys and five girls, ranging in age from 19 to three.- Family No. 3—Four children, from six to nine years, living with grandparents. Three boys and a girl. Family No. 4—Father, mother, four boys and four girls, ages 16 to two years. Family No. 5—Father and mother, four boys and four girls, from 19 to two years of age. Family No. 6—Father and mother, a boy, 7, and two girls, 5 and three years of age. Family No. 7—Man and wife with unfortunate circumstances. Family No. 8—Father, mother, three boys and four girls, ages 14 to one year old, including one boy in poor health. Family No. 9—Mother and four children, two boys ,and two girls, from 18 to ten years old. Family No. 10—Father and mother (in poor health), three boys and two girls all under eight years old. ' • Family No. 11—Father, mother and six boys, ranging from four to 14 years old. Family No. 12—Mother, father and five girls, from three to ten years old. Family No. 13—Mother and father and two boys, 16 and 14 vears old. Family No. 14—Mother and 2 girls, 16 and II. Family No. 15—Father (ill health) and mother and boy, 18. Family No. 16— Father, two boys and a girl, from ten to 14 years. « Family No. 17—Mother, father, eight children, including three babies. Family No, 18—Father and mother and girl, 15. Family No. 19—Mother, fattier and little boy, 2. Family No. 20—Man and Wif«? who could use added cheer. Family No. 21—Father, mother, two boys and four girls, from one to 12 years old. Family No. 22—Mother with two boys and two girls, from four to 11. Family No. 23—Father and mother, three boys and three girls, from seven to 17 years of age. Family No. 24—Father, boy 15, and three girls, seven to 16 years old. " . Family No. 25—Mother, boy, 3, and girl, 2. Family No. 26— Mother and boy, 6, and girl, 5. Family No. 27—Mother, 3 boys and two girls, from four to nine years old. Family No. 28—Mother, three boys and two girls, from five to ten years of age. The above descriptions give the basic facts on the families. Persons interested in further information on a family may inquire and get all that is available, with the exception of names. The family location will be given those adopting one shortly before Christmas. Here's YOUR chanee to make Christmas, 1955, a merry one for EVERYONE. license To Wed Only wedding license issued during the /past week went to Bernard F. Gifford and Jean D. Scott, both of Burt, Nov. 17. Fair Board Sets Annual Meeting Annual meeting and elec- tian of officers of 4h» Kossuth County Agricultural Ass'n will take place at 2 pan. next Tuesday, Nov. 29. at th* Farm Bureau meeting room, U was announced this week by L. W. NltcnaU, iw seer*. .Annual reports will be giYwa. Tb* term* of th*ee director,, Fre4 K «I I »*ek Cl*u4« Smtey M4 O. I- Thertfea will **pb« an4 an election will fc» Set Cases For Trial As Court Term Begins Criminal Case To Open Next Week; Damage Suit Next District court got underway here Monday with a trial before Judge G. W. Stillman in a double-barreled action in which Theo Kenne is plaintiff in one action with Dr. J. B. Winkel, defendant, with a judgement of $2.439.60 asked. Winkel is plaintiff in a counter claim asking $4.525 from Kenne. Testimony was stili being taken Wednesday afternoon. Judge Stillman will render the decision. There is no 'jury. The pelil jury is reporting next Tuesday, with a criminal case slated to be up for trial, the Stale of Iowa vs. Clarence D. Meyer, on a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses. Meyer was returned from Texas earlier this week by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst. The" Titonka man was out on $2,000 bond and disappeared. The bond, for 82,000, was posted by his mother, Mrs Daniel Meyer who lives north of German Valley. County Attorney L. W. Nitchals said that notice's of the bond forfeiture have been served on both Mrs Meyer and her son. and they have "10 days after service to appear before the court and show cause why there should not be a judgement for the amount of the bond as a forfeiture. As of Wednesday, no appearance had been made. In the meantime, Meyer was taken before 'Justice Nemmers at Bancroft, Tuesday afternoon, and given a preliminary hearing •on a new charge, that of forgery. On this charge bond was set at $10.000. On Dec. 5 the damage suit of Sherry Kuchenreuther vs. George Eden, in which the plaintiff asks $40,504.50 is ilated to go to triaL The suit arose as the result of a. motor fataliiy Jan. 8, 1955, north of Burt on highway 169. Second trial on the civil docket is slated to be that of Zola Donna ,Cheever vs. Donald Warrnbier. Two non-jury 'cases' are also slated. In one Joseph Kline is plaintiff with Ted Hoover Jr. defendant. In the second, Arlene Alice Bunting is plaintiff and Francis Bunting defendant. One case was settled, that of Deanna Scobba vs. Russell Parsons, with a compromise settlement of 81,500 awarded the plaintiff. Two new cases were also filed in district court. J. G. Clapsaddle is plaintiff with M. W. and Ida Woltz as defendants, in a writ of attachment action asking 8552.51. The second case is that of N. B. Best vs. Herman Geilenfeld, asking judgement for 8454 in connection with a note. Mothers Flee Fire In Burf School Annex Burt—Both the Burt and Bancroft fire departments battled a stubborn blaze in the Burt school Annex, last Wednesday evening, before bringing the flames under control. A dinner was underway in the Annex when the alarm was turned in at about 5:30 p.m. and the Band Mothers group made a hurried exit. Food was rushed from the kitchen and cars parked nearby were rapidly moved as the fire companies arrived on the scene. A high wind from the west kept the flames away from homes just south of th* Annex. The Annex was built in 1949, and has been used for the homemaking and manuel training rooms, and a welding shop. Much damage was done to all, particularly the manuel training and welding shop. On Dec. 9 the voters of the Burt area will vote on whether or not they wish to sponsor a $250,000 school bond expansion program, and the fire in the Annex may have some bearing on the outcome of the vote, it is felt. Jack Zerbe Hurt in Press Mishap Jack Zerbe, former Algona and Wesley resident, now publisher of the Winfield Beacon at Winfield, Iowa, recently received a serious injury to his hand, when he caught it between the ink rollers erf a press. Jacfe operated a newspaper at Wesley before going to Wlnfield. Tht report said that efforts of his wife to- free the hand were unsucce«5f«J 'and she had to go for help before the hand could bf freed from the rollers. Man Killed In Crash/ Lakota Death Bridge Golden Weddings Mr and Mrs Will S. Cosgrove, pictured above, will observe their Golden Wedding anniversary Sunday. Nov. 27, at the Cosgrove farm honie north of Wesley. They will hold open house from 2 to 5 p.m. No special program is planned, and they request no gifts. The couple were married Nov. 28. 1905. at St. Cecelia's Catholic church in Algona by Father Halpin. Mr Cosgrove was born on the farm on which they live today. Mrs Cosgrove. the former Thora Johnson, was born in Hamilton county. The couple have lived their entire married life on the Consgrove farm. When they were married, Will's folks moved off and the newlyweds moved on. Today they are members of St. Joseph's -parish at Wesley. Mr Cosgrove has held numerous community and civic positions. He was the town clerk of Wesley twp. for a number of ye;ars, has been a rnenTber of the Titonka Elevator board for 23 years and a member of the K. & H. Oil Co. board of directors for 25 years since its organization. For 15 years he served as supervisor of the third Kossuth district, and retired only recently at the end of his last term. January 1, 1954. The couple have seven children. They are Genevieve (Mrs Clem Haggerty). Clear Lake; Kenneth. Calumet City, 111.; Andy and John at home: Lucille (Mrs Art Schiltz). Bancroft; Donald, now in the Pacific with the U. S. Navy; and Richard, of Titonka. All the children will be present for the occasion except Donald. Mr Cosgrove has one brother, John of Mason City. Mrs Cosgrove has a brother, Harvey Johnson, living in Algona, and another brother, George, now in Oregon, as well as three sisters all living outside of the county. (Photo by Nels Isaacson). Titonka — Mr and Mrs Oscar E. Miller, above, observed their Golden Wedding anniversary Sunday, Nov. 20, with open house in the Fellowship Hall of the 'Titonka Methodist church. J. L. Miller of Burt, no relative, acted as master of ceremonies at the afternoon program. A family dinner was held at the Johnson House in Algona. Mr and Mrs Miller were married at Rockford, 111. 50 years ago on Nov. 15, 1905, at the Congregational church there. In 1908 they moved to a farm in Pocahontas county, and in 1920 to a farm north of Wesley. In 1930 they retired from the farm and moved to Titonka where they have lived ever since and where Mr Miller operates a feed mill. Mrs Miller is the former Nellie Ashelford of Algona. The Millers have two children, Ruth Edna (Mrs Bernard J. Kirk) of Brentwood, Md.. and Hazel Elizabeth (Mrs J. H. Williams) of Boone, la. They also have three grandsons. The daughters were present for the occasion. Frankl Winner, Corn Yield Test An Irvington man, Gerald Frankl, received a trophy and award of $30 for his firft place entry in the Kossuth County Corn Yield Contest during presentation ceremonies at the annual service club-farmer's banquet Monday night at the VFW hall in Algona. Frankl outdistanced all livai entrants in the contest with an average yield of 125 bushels. Second place winner, Harvey Larson. Armstrong, averaged 101.39 bushels, and William and Alphonse Erpelr'.ing, Algona, took 3rd with their 95.5 average Hugh Black, Edmond Arend and W. H. Bosrworth, Aleona; Leo Crawford, Lakpt«; and Charlaa and Henry Eggerth, Swe$ City, each received $5 for honorable mention in the contest. Rev. Lingard, Methodist pastor at Rowan, addressed the 165 men oresent. Car Plunges Info Drainage Ditch, Tuesday A 61 year-old Woodburn, Iowa, man became the llth traffic fatality in Kossuth county, Tuesday afternoon. John Thomas Exley was killed instantly when a car in which he was riding went out of control as it approached the "death bridge" on highway 9, a halt mile west of Lakota, about 4:35 p.m. Driving the car was Antonio Pacheco, 25, of Des Moine.s. He was injured and taken to the Buffalo Center hospital, where Sheriff Lindhorst was informed Wednesday that his condition was not serious. Had Passed Truck As Sheriff Lindhorst and state highway patrolmen pieced together details of the fatal accident, the machine was traveling east. Exley owned the car, a 1953 Pontiac, but Pacheco was driving it for him. The cat- passed one truck and started to pass another, just before getting to the bridge. At that point the driver saw another machine approaching from the east and also saw the narrow bridge. The car swerved into the ditch on the north side of the road, and then slid and crashed into the dredge ditch on the north side of the bridge. Visibility was poor, and the driver did not see the narrow- bridge until he swung out to pass. Paul Kockler of Lakota, one of the first to arrive at the scene, gave what aid he could and summoned authorities, and an arm balance. Dr. John Schutter, county coroner, said he believed death was instantaneous tor Exley, whose body Was pinned- in the car by the impact. One Death A Month Sheriff Lindhorst said that the county has averaged one auto fatality a month, for 1955. "Ws have one to go," he added. In 1954 there were six fatalities in the county from motor accidents. There were two other motor crashes in the county, both last Sunday. Sunday morning, Vernon B. Robison, 47, of Dakota City, was critically injured in a collision eight miles south and four oastt of Algona. His car and one driven by Andrew Laubenthal of Livermore collided at a county road intersection. Laubenthal's wife was also injured. Robison is at St. Ann hospital. Mr Robison suffered internal injuries, laceration.-, on his arm and head, shoulder and hip injuries in the crash. Mrs Laubenthal, riding with her husband at the time, suffered a above her right eye and injuries to j leg. The Robison auto was a total wreck, while Laubenthal's 1955 vehicle was damaged to the extent of $1200, according to patrolmen Sitvers and Holman who investigated. In the second mishap, a car driven by Thomas McNully, Emmetsburg, went off the road and into a field just west of Burt on highway 169. McNally was not injured, but he was fined $100 ana costs by Justice C. II. Ostwinkle later in the day on a charge of reckless driving filed by the highway patrol. Chairmanship To Eugene Murtagh Eugene Murtagh, of the Druggists' Mutual Insurance Co. of Algona, was elected chairman of the Mutual Alliance of Iowa, at a group meeting held last week in conjunction with the state meeting of the Iowa Ass'n of Mutual Insurance Companies. There are 23 Iowa companies in tht» Mutual Alliance group. Representing the Kossuth Mutual Insurance Ass'n from here were Lola Scuff ham, secretary of the association, and Mr and Mrs Hugh Raney. Open Forum On Bonds, Monday The general public U in* vited to attend an Open Forum on th« subject of the pending $544.000 bond i**u.e for expansion of the Algona Community School system. The meeting wil} be held Monday evening, ftfov. 3», a* 8 p.m. at ike higb school. Parry Collins, hp«*d of education preeident. will pr* Tht pro. w4 WM ol boa* ie*ue M4 will be discim p«rio4f

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