The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 1, 1955 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 1, 1955
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, got the 1 fMf ward ' df tKi 'five petow' teiWpWatures' here from Bill Dau, over breakfast at Del- mand's,, Cafe.* 1 .asked how h* could be sufe of the five, below, Bill explained thtt 'he '. had one thermometer: '6f> ; his^ <o>n, and then checks three others in .the vicinity "of . his , garage.., "It averaged 6Ut five belqW' 1 , said ' Bill* ' " ' ' ''''' ' "1; .jAt boy, 'Jlmfh^?; ftlacsoni''^ej|§h, ™ cough and fcWaKened his rrjotheii at' 3..a'.m( j^Heftjjiit 'up to, firid 1 but w,ny he w,a8Vcpughihg arid found +«* kJtchMi;ln* ; flames^ aridV the , hSUse; filling \ *ith smolte, •• at* the "KennethlwaacsQn horrtei A: phone' l call prb4gnt'|tr|eV Swea , Gitjfy firei ••• department/ ftridf the •QomeV ; wfa»' aa^ed . . .;th.e jcmigh in' the 'dark; may \havevsaved ithe entire vfatri- iiy. Kij-1'^.p- -•; .j,;. ••':•' •.?:$ t ;.;i ; .^;>;5|- ;....^' -.K , ' , 'i One housewife, whose identity • we ? wlll ikeep^j linkrtbwn for'ob- vious , reasons; \ prodded '-• her- hus- ba.nd; about; .ibringing 'ripme ith'e meat; for 'their [thanfigiying'. din'; rter. Th4t! ; evening ; he 'arrived with 'three; packages;: one 'was! fe goose, the secorid ;a duck, .and thfe third r^- iBEAVER;. i ..oyp.rc'omihe, ; Ker first iSiuipprise 'at Uhe" beaver • a^er her i husband ^assured ther: it vttkb ftiost , palatable li ; ( properly . pr"|jjared,« » she' j ;began i't looking through 'her cq6k book . : . not a wpjrd ^on ,hqw v to.'Cqok ;a beavei" 1 , but'she.dld findCho.w.a possum is supposed i to; "te prepared and agree<l tpiti^ it 'accordingly ,. : .we have ho final. report, on',' this unusual 5 tidbit, -except that the little iwoh}an" asserted herself be., and said' that while she t, .she had it. ;••..>•;,,.-.: Kossujrj tstuflfehts'* : arev connected with this affair'."; ^Gerald .-V.oigi of-Fenton, rrfajoring in industrial eaiicatibn, represents his branch On .lihe ag council "'planning' the affair/- David' Bruch 'of Algona will receive the $200 scholarship from the Aluminum Cornpany of America. . Only 1 three such sch- , olarships ,are .givehv, ••.,-."-'•;'.' ' ',..; ,k*any.local folks and area business rneij'will 'recall the Hollis Trainer family,, former residents of ••Burl:,, when Holtis ;wa» repre,- sentlng the-Hdrmel Company in t is area. 1 They now live'at Grand »pio>, Minn.' Their, daughter, ary'Jq, 18, a freshman -in the University of, Minnesota school Of nursing, was chosen recently as' ihe .Sweetheart bf Sigma Chi. The same young lady also represented her town at the Minneapolis Aquutennial as Miss Grand Rapids. ' When Basketball- Coach Bob spoke recently at the Rotary club meeting, . before he cbuld start speeching, Ken Pierce handed him a crying towel... a traditional sort of thing with all coaches before the season opens ... incidentally, Webster City's cage team defeated Ames last week, so you know who looks like the team to beat in the conference this year, * * * The major subject of local conversation in 19S6 may be Ihe political campaign —but lor 1955 we think the honors go to the topic of Friday Nile vs. Saturday NUe clou ' ins- Tile September 1 estimate of Iowa's corn crop was 137 million bushels lower than on Aug. 1. Illinois showed a 37 million bushel drop, but Ohio's corn prospects went up 11 mlljion bus^ hels and Indiana's remained un* changed. . „, Well the Rocfc still have to keep running those BstherviUe-Ceda'r Rapids trains cutting across the south end of Kossuth county ... their ' request has been turned down ; We' have a note from Fred 8, Aniirews, district operations manager for the postoffice department, who comments on a recent editorial regarding service 4o Irvington from Algona. Mr Andrews says that there is now a direct star route from Algona to Clarion, and that mail in the AJgona postoffice at 3 p.m.. will go directly to Irvington, arriving there at 3:30 p.m. Mail after that time is sent to Clarion and comes back with the star route on its return trip in the morning. Famoui La»t Lin*-- Have matte* Santa Glaus Came To ^ Iff;Al<SONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1955 5 SECTIONS - 34 PAGES VOL. 92 - NO. 48 Special City Tax Levy By January 1 Garry Interest Nine Families 'Adopted^; 28 More Available ,'Bespite the fact nine families •\tfere adopted during the week, tn'ej-e, are still 28 families on the fifth' annual UDM "adopt a family" Jist. , . 'Last Thursday's paper carried a- ••liatvof 28 deserving families around :the county, compiled by School;, nurse Antoinette • Bonn- st.etteiv:and Mrs Marvel < Immer- folV.. v co'unty welfare officer,. Since thai? time, *> nine more families have -been added, bringing .the. list iip"''to full strength, a total of 37 in. all.' ./'. • , , •' -TheX plan ' offers everyone a chance!, to make someone else's .Christmai, a little brighter by jjtebptirfg. a family and supplying items, such JBS food, clothing. and Joys, which are necessary at this .Yourigsiers,, oldsters arid in-belweensters jammed Algona's streets Friday afternoon when Sa Glaus put in his first appearance of the '• Christmas season;; In the above photo, only.-: the-first portion of a half-block long line of anxious children'and parents is ; shown,, receiving .or. abovit^.to. receivel h sack of candy from the jolly old gent.r ',-' >. ;• : ' ••••"< ; • • •''';','•.."' " >v '«* A tremendous amount of candy and; peanuts were • < consumed,••evidenced later in••,we the large quantity of candy kiss wrappers blowing around. The;kiddies.were also treated,to movie at the Algona Theater'during the .afternoon. •;,. ,T- A ': ." > •,','•': ' ,V.jSw,' . An added .treat was a chance foreclose-up'view • of a small mild-mannered'deer., SantS ., helper had trouble at times J controlling;, the frightened "little fellow; ;biit -he was a .bigi.hit^ith, children.....(Upper.Pes-iMoings-.-tiewjfQto) •' ' ' ; '-.' ; ?. •^•^.'•;";^<^il'-,^^- • :'-:'-$$jwi&i!j$$j™ GourrSuit For $1,500 An' out-of-cburt settlement was recorded in Kossuth district court Tuesday in , a $25,5.44.75 damage suit brought by Jacqueline Pifer against -the City of Algona, and ,wo policemen, Albert Boekel- mah and .Richard Groen. A settlement of $1,500 was made in the case, which also in- volved the Indemnity Insurance Co. of America,.- as issuer ,of.,a city liability policy. The suit arose following the death on July 10, 1955, of Robert L. Pifer, husband of the plaintiff, .'when he was struck.,by. a. bullet fired by an Algona officer at the car in which Pifer was riding in a wild .chase, from Al- Barn, 55 Hogs Destroyed In Bancroft Fire Bancroft—The large cattle barn on the Charles McGuire farm, wo miles north of Bancroft, jurned to the ground about 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening. When Mr McGuire entered the >arn to milk his cows the barn was burning and he spotted the danger the minute he opened the door. He let the cattle out, and called the Bancroft .and Burt "ire departments. However, iround 55 head of hogs were mrned, as well as some little pigs, The hogs were ready for market. Extent of the full loss was not immediately known. Fortunately the wind was in such a direction as to save the other nearby farm buildings. Part of the loss was covered by insurance. M,r McGuire himself was badly Burned about the hands, arms ana fa.ce when he was herding :he cattle out of the' burning >uilding. How the fire started "5 a mystery. Turner Patient Home Murray Elmore of Swea City an4 the family's 2 Ms year- old son, Richard, are home from Rochester, where the youngster las been a patient for two weeks lor treatment of a brain tumor, hysicians have been able to do ittle more than relieve pressure on the brain. Mr Elmore is Swea City school band instructor. Junior Shoplifter! Sheriff Ralph Lindhprst reports several complaints, regarding' juvenile shQplflters in Algona, and several yomg fojlw fcays 9 bea>ini new p&9*M 1» the matter in juvenile covtrt here. African Student LuVerne Guest LuVeme — Mr and M\-s John Zimmerman had as 'a guest over the holiday weekend John Wycliffe Agoro, student in the -university of Dubuque school, of. medicine, Mr Agoro whose home is in Uganda, East Africa, flew from his homeland 12,000 miles to attend the college. v The course will take eight years. He then hopes to return to his native country. with his degree in medicine to practice, Wesley Woman's Funeral Today Last rites for Margaret Schroeder, 68, Wesley, were held this morning (Thursday) at 9 a.m. in St Joseph's,, Church there. Father L. N. Klein officiated and burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Hamilton Funeral home of Algona was in charge of arrangements. • • Miss Schroeder died Monday night at St. Ann hospital. She was rushed there earlier that day after suffering a stroke. Margaret, daughter of Mr and, Mrs Theo Schroeder, was borri Jan. 1, 1887 at St. Joe, and later became well-known as a dressmaker. She is survived by three sisters and a brother. They are Mrs Marie Wright, Houston, Tex.; ,Mrs Anna Terhaar, Rice, Minn.; Catherine (Mrs Glenn Francis), Houston: and Nicholas, Pierz, Minn. Other survivors include relatives in the St. Joe area. gona to Humboldt. '*•:,<:: Other Cour^. Actions In other court, actlpns'; bf i.the week, a judgement 'for .$250.84 .was granted Horpe F,£defal Savings &'Loan. from..'Leslie Warden. "'A divorce was "also 'granted and a stipulation agreed upon as to property settlement between Arlene. Bunting a ri d Francis Bunting..The.'.case' bf Kenne-ys. Winkel, in which the defendant is also the plaintiff in ' a 'counter suit, was continued until' later. Much testimony was given, but Judge G. W. S.tiHman did not have time to conclude the hearing before opening a new court term elsewhere. • Levy On Music Firm One new case was filed, that of the Algona Hotel Co. vs Ro bert and Loraine Brewer, operators of Loraine's Music Store here, asking judgement for rent now two months behind. The rent was $150 a month. A court levy was also approved on pianos and musical equipment' in the store, which is slated to wind up business here today, Dec. 1, Mrs Brewer appeared before the Algona school board several weeks ago and declared that she felt her business was being hurt by handling of the sales of private instruments for pupils by a school faculty member. Jury Case To Begin year, , , . . . . It is' not necessary for a group or an individual to adopt a family sjiojie. Anyone wishing to help 'rhaysdb so, by donating food ,items,\lothing or money, which will bemused just before Christmas to provide for families not officially adopted. Any group or individual wishing to adopt a family can do so by calling the Upper Des Moines, 1100. It's as simple as that. Names of the families will not be devulged until shortly before delivery date of the'-goods around Christmas time, and then only to the adopting group or individual. Delivery of the goods will then be made by the adopter, the iUDM, county supervisors or welfare office. ^Hera's , the complete list, . in-. ending, ihose' already ^addptfid,;— don't wait, pick out the one. you want now and call. 1100: -,• . 5 Family No. 1 — Father and '. mother, three boys and six girls, including one in poor health, ranging in age from 19 to four. .''Family No. 2 — Father and mother; -two boys and -t. 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 mo. .boys and four girls, The petit jury panel for the' November term of court has been ordered to appear next Monday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. when trial Of a $40,504,50 damage suit brought fay Sherry Kuchenreuther vs. George Eden is slated to begin- The case is the result, of a fatal motor mishap in which the plaintiff's husband was killed. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst returned Tuesday from Fort Madison penitentiary with Thomas H. Mehan, Spirit Lake, who has been serving time there. Mehan will face a charge here of false uttering of checks. Including ther, . from 19 .to two years of age. .^Eamily No. 6 — Adopted by St. Thomas Episcopal Guild. Family No. 7— Adopted by Degree of Honor. 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— Adopted by St. Joe C. D. of A. 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— Adopted by Algeria Lions Club. Family No. 14— Mother and 2 girls, 16 and 11. Family No. 15— Father (ill health) and mother and boy, 18. Family No. 16— Adopted by Algona Lions Club. Family No. 17 — Mother, father, eight children, including three babies. Family No. 18 — Father and mother and girl, 15. Family No. 19— Mother, father and little boy, 2. Family No, 20— Adopted by Mr and Mrs Fred Geigel. Family No. 21— Father, mother, two boys and four girls, from one to 12 years old. Family No. 22 — Adopted by Trinity Lutheran Church. 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 — Adopted by Mrs John Deim. Family NO. 26— Adopted by AI- gona Lions Club. Family NO. 27— Mother, 3 boys and two girls, from four to nine years did. family No. 28— Mother, three boys and two girls, from five to ten years of age. Family No. 29— Elderly couple in need of help. Family No. 30— Lone elderly woman whq could use some good foot).' Family Ho. 31^-Voung couple with, two boys, two and 3V4 years . to clothin, food, and <* «5M£lderly couple who would appreciate food. Wins Scholarship On Corn Pictured above is Roderick Elbert. 14, son of the Mike Elberts who farm two miles east of Algona on highway 1.8, who won a DeKalb Seed Corn statewide two-acre corn yield contest which bdngs >Jiim a .$250 scholarship in the school of his choice at any 'time, and will'also give him a state trophy. Announcement of the award was made last week when Ed Eichler/district DeKalb manager,,and Gene Hood, local area representative, went to the Elbert farm with the news, after receiving the state contest results. • „ • There were over 200 entries in the contest, with every county in the st,ate represented. Roderick, a freshman at St. Cecelia's Academy, has not decided just how or where he will use the scholarship. Entries had to help in planting, cultivation, and harvest of crop.s, and were eligible up to 18 years of age. , •The Elbert entry won on first year corn, following oats and red clover, using 4-16-16 fertilizer at the rate of 100 Ibs. with an application of barnyard majiure, ^planted to DeKalb, variety 415, power checked 4 every 36 inches. The yield on the tworacre entry was 141.09 bu. per acre. , ., '* , Annual far Nitchals Hopes To Resign Family No. 33—Man and wife. He is'ill and they live on small monthly income. Family No. 34 — Husband and wife with boy, 6, and three girls, four, two and two months of age. Need food, clothing. Father out of work. Family No, 35—Man, wife and six children. Need food mostly. Family No, 36—Man and wife. Circumstances warrant help. Family No. 37—Man and wife and eight children, from tiny baby to 11 years of age. Need baby food and clothing especially. Dismiss Charge In Fatal Crash A variety of cases, including a hearing which was the outcome of an auto accident, were' heard by Justice C. H. Ostwinkle this week. Harry M. Prentice, Rodman, and his lawyer, Robert F. Culver, Emmetsburg, appeared before Oslwinkle Tuesday morning. A charge against Prentice for failing to yield the right-of-way was dismissed. The state failed, to identify the driver of the car which collided with one driven by Lyle Waechter, Ottosen, Oct. 28 four miles south of Whitte- inore, bringing the dismissal. In other justice cases, Roland F. Bode, Algona, paid $5 and costs for faulty truck equipment; Sidney C. Buffington, Titonka, paid $5 and costs for a stop sign violation; Myrvin L. Wesley, was assessed Dimond, $20 and costs for speeding; Everett Tripp, Algona, paid $5 and costs for failure to dim his lights; and James H. Fitzpatrick, Algona, paid a total of $10 and costs on charges of operating a motor vehicle without a driver's license and operating a vehicle with improper registration. Injured At Wesley Wesley—Carl Johnson, employ 1 ed by the Farmer's Elevator, suffered painful cuts and bruises Friday when he caught his left hand in the belt of a grinding machine. His injuries will prevent him from working for some time. Boy Breaks leg Gary Naylor, 9-year-old son of Mr and Mrs G. W. Naylor, broke his leg while playing football Wednesday, Nov. 23. He was taken to the hospital at Fort Dodge and came home last Friday. Hq h£? a spiral break and will have to be w a cast for 12 or 13 weeks. Gary is in the -4th grade : ,One new director, ' Orville Thoreson, Swea City, was elected and .two present directors, Fred Kollasch and Claude Seeley, were re-elected' to their posts at the annual meeting of the Kossuth County Agricultural Ass'n, held in the Farm Bureau meeting room Tuesday afternoon. The association, better known as the fair board, elected Thoreson to replace his father, O. L. Thoreson, whose term expires this year. Other directors are Louis Reilly, Albert Schipull, Fred Plumb, D. H. Berninghaus, Will Christenson and Louis BarU lett. A lengthy discussion on dates for the 1956 Kossuth County Fail- was held. No decision was made on dates for the annual event, but due to the opinions expressed, it is possible next year's fair will open one day earlier in the week (Tuesday) and close one day earlier (Friday). Nothing final came of this discussion, but it will be considered later. New and novel entertainment ideas were brought up and aired, including trained sheep dogs and horse pulling contests. L. W. Nitchals, board secretary, requested the organization to search for another man for the position. If one can be found, he would like to be relieved of his duties, but will not leave the post until a replacement is located. The press of his private law practice,' combined with duties involved in his job as county attorney, were given by Nitchals as reasons for relinquishing the fair board job. Possibility of moving the fairgrounds to another site came up —but no steps toward acquiring such a site or sale of the present one have been made. A move is deemed necessary, due to the over-crowded conditions during the fair on the present grounds. During the* past several years many good exhibits have been turned away due to this laok of space. The board is of the opinion that further building projects on the present plot wfil not be attempted, at least in the near future. A reorganizational meeting of the association will be held Monday evening. A delegate for the annual fair manager's meeting in Des Moines, Dec. 12-14 will be chosen. Entertainment arrangements are usually made for the following year's fair at this state get-together. Women Of Moow Initiation of new members of Women of the Moose is slated to take place this evening, Dec. 1, at'the Moose club.rooms here. Curb & Gutter And Sewer Costs Payajjle • Some 1,400 "Algona : property owners are receiving the news this week that their .special assessment-costs — for curb and, gutter^ and a new sanitary'sewer yet to be constructed—are now ready and payable' at 'the office of the city clerk. • Total assessments come to $152,570.94. . . •' Publication of legal notices for both assessments are being made today by the city in this newspaper. The legal notices do not set forth by name/every individual to be assessed, but such as-- sessments are given by legal description. The notice runs for two weeks, and- the law states that direct payments can be made at the city hall to the ,city within 20 .days after publication of the second notice. In cases where such direct payment is not made, the amount of the assessment will • be spread over probably' a 10-year period through regular channels > of taxation, with: the first payment to be included With the 1950, taxes which are payable in 1957. Louis Ferguson, city 'engineer, did a little figuring, and reports that on an assessment for example of $200 for curb and gutter, the property owner who, prefers to pay through the regular yearly- taxes will wind , up paying about $66.60 interest pluj his $200 in the period of 10 years, Total direct'assessments for the curb and gutter project,, come : ,tof $133,722.25 '.and the assessments for the sanitary sewer total $18,848.69. ; That is : -not',the_total cost ' bf .'ihesevprbj eetfijiaft. general •bbu - ; .- gation bonds of the city are also financing a smaller "portion of the total cost. City Clerk Ivy Scuffham has ori file city plats showing the Individual assessments for all property, and a visit to the city hall will enable the property owner to find .put exactly what he or she is being assessed for either or both of the projects, as the case may be.' , There is also a third'legal notice, prepared by City Attorney John. Carroll, which gives notice of hearing and notice to bidders in the matter of new filters and a new circulation system for the municipal swimming pool. The hearing has' been set for 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 28 at tho city hall, and the opening of bids for such filters and the circulation system project will follow this hearing. Mrs Lappe Rites Today, Bancroft Bancroft—Funeral services for Mrs Henry L. (Margaret) Lappe, 71, will be held Thursday morning (today) at St. John's Catholic church, here, with Rev. J. H. Schultes officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Garry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs Lappe, widow of the late Henry Lappe, passed away Sunday evening after suffering a heart attack Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs Lealie Higley in Algona. Mr Lappe died last spring. Surviving are three sons, Harold and Lawrence of Bancroft, John of Sioux City, and four daughters, Mrs Higley of Algona, Mrs Joseph Ford and Mrs Kenneth Ditsv'orth of Bancroft, and Mrs John Bailey (Winifred) of Fenton. Brothers surviving are John of Algona, Tony of Osage, and George of Irvington. Mrs Lappe was born in New Vienna, Iowa. 7 Below Here Wednesday AJW. The weather kept a firm grip on the bottom portion of the thermometer during the week, with a low of seven degrees below zero registered early Wednesday morning, most severe so far. A tenth of an inch of precipitation, in the form of snow, was received Sunday. Date H Nov. 23 32 Nov. 24 41 Nov. 25 55 Nov. 26 „ ,-49 Nov. 27 —,-40 Nov. 28 — 17 Nov. 29 -17 L 15 8 11 17 0 -3 0

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