The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 1, 1955 · Page 35
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 1, 1955
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State Historical society Iowa dit la* ISTASLISHID 1163 Entered as second class matter at the postoffiee at Algeria, Iowa, Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1619. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1955 5 SECTIONS - 34 PAGES VOL. 92 - NO. 48 By SUM Waller Monday morning early bb?d» got the first word of the five be pw temperatures here from BUI Dau, over breakfast at Der- mands Cafe... asked how he could be sure of the five below, Bill explained that he had one thermometer of his own, and then checks three others in the vicinity of his garage.. "It "veraged out five below", .said Bill. • • • One of these cold, bliuardy mornings if Algona's street equipment fails to function because of inability to start in cold weather, we may be sorry we didn't pass that bond issue for a new, heated building for the city's street equipment. • • • Al Swea CUy, recently, a small boy, Jimmy Isaacson, began to cough and awakened his mother at 3 a.m. She got up to find out why he was coughing and found the kitchen in flames and the house filling with smoke, at the Kenneth Isaacson home. A phone coll brought the Swea City fire department, and the home was saved...the cough in the dark may have saved the entire family. • » • One housewife, whose identity we will keep unknown for obvious reasons, prodded her husband about bringing home the meat for their Thanksgiving dinner. That evening he arrived with three packages: one was a goose, the second a duck, and the third a BEAVER ... overcoming her first surprise at the beaver after her husband assured her it was most palatable if properly prepared, she began looking through her cook book . .. not «< word on how to cook a beaver, but she did find how a possum is supposed to be prepared and agreed to try it accordingly .. .we have no final report on this unusual tidbit, except that the little woman asserted herself be- lorehand. and said that while she would agree to cook it, she had no intention of eating it. • • • Thb evening. Dec. 1. the annual recognition banquet for Iowa State college students in agriculture will be held. SeveraJ Koisuth students are connected with this affair. Gerald Voigt of Fenton, majoring in industrial education, represents his branch on the ag council planning the affair. David Brucn of AJgona will receive the $200 scholarship from the Aluminum Company of America. Only three such scholarships are given. • • • Many local folks and area business men will recall the Hollis Tralnc-r family, former residents of Burl, when Hollis was representing the Hormel Company in this area. They now live at Grand Kapids. Minn. Their daughter, Mary Jo, 18, a freshman in the University of Minnesota school of nursing, was chosen recently as the Sweetheart of Sigma Chi. The same young lady also represented her town at the Minneapolis Aquatennial as Miss Grand Rapids* • • • When Basketball Coach Bob King spoke recently at the Rotary club meeting, before he could 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 1956 may be the political campaign —but for 1955 we think the honors go to the topic of Friday Nile vs. Saturday Nile closing. Notify 1,400 Of Special City Tax Levy *** «»• •*• * * * ,** . , , * « * Assessments Not Paid By January 1 Carry Interest Santa Claus Came To Town Youngsters, oldsters and in-betweensiers jammed Algona's streets Friday afternoon when Santa J al 1 p , ut m st a PP earanc 'L' 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 about to '-eceive a sacK of candy from the jolly old gent. • ' A tremendous amount of candy and peanut s were consumed, evidenced later in the dav by the large quantity of candy kiss wrappers blowing around. The kiddies were also treated to a"free movie at the Algona Theater during the afternoon. An added treat was a chance for a close-up view of a small mild-mannered deer. Santa Claus' helper had trouble at times controlling the frightened little fellow, but he was a big hit with the children. (Upper Des Moines newsfoto) ing Court Suit For $1,500 An out-of-court settlement was recorded in Kossuth district court Tuesday in a $25,544.75 damage suit brought by Jacqueline Pifer against the City of Algona, and two policemen, Albert Boekelman 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 oiiicer at the car in which Pifer was riding in a wild chase, from Al- The September 1 estimate of Iowa's corn crjp was 137 million bushels lower than on Aug. 1. Illinois showed a 37 million bushel drop, but Ohio's corn prospects went up 11 minion bushels and Indiana's remained unchanged. * * * Well the RoVk Wand road will still have to keep running those Estherville-Cedar Rapids trains cutting across the south end of Kossuth county .., their request has been turned down . • • * W* have a not* from Fred S. Andrews, district operations manager for the postoffiee department, who comments on a recent editorial regarding service to Irvington from Algona. Mr Andrews says that there is now a direct star route from Algona to Clarion, and that mail in the Algona postoffiee 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. » » * Famous Last Line— Have you m»U«d yo^r id«« lor «olna0 iht farm program to Barn, 55 Hogs Destroyed In Bancroft Fire Bancroft—The large cattle barn on the Charles McGuire farm, two miles north of Bancroft, burned to the ground about 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening. When Mr McGuire entered the barn 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 Bart fire departments. However, around 55 head burned, as well of hogs were 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. Mr McGuire himself was badly burned about the hands, arms and face when he was herding the cattle out of the burning building. How the fire started is a mystery. Tumor Patient Home Mrs Murray Elmore of Swea City and the family's 24 year- old son, Richard, are home from Rochester, where the youngster has been a patient for two weeks for treatment of a brain tumor. Physicians have been able to do little more than relieve pressure on the brain. Mr Elmore is Swea City school band instructor. Junior Shoplifters Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst reports several complaints regarding juvenile shoplifters in Algona, and several yoqng folks have a hearing now pending in the matter in juvenile court here. African Student LuVerne Guest LuVerne — Mr and Mrs John Zimmerman had as a guest over the holiday weekend John Wycliffe Agoro, student in the university of Dubuque school of niedicine. Mr Agoro whose home is in Uganda, East Africa, flew from his homeland 12,000 miles to attend the college. 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 born 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 j relatives in the St. Joe area. gona to Humboldt. Other Court Actions In other court actions of the week, a judgement for $250.84 was granted Home Federal Savings & Loan from Leslie Warden. A divorce was also granted and a stipulation agreed upon as to property settlement between Arlene Bunting and Francis Bunting. : The case of Kenne vs, 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. Stillman 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 Robert 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 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 by 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 fake uttering of checks. Nine Families 'Adopted'; 28 More Available Despite the fact nine families were adopted during the week, 'there are still 28 families on the fifth annual UDM "adopt a family" list. Last Thursday's paper carried a. list of 28 deserving families around the county, compiled by school nurse Antoinette Bonnstetter and Mrs Marvel Immerfall. county welfare officer. Since that time, nine more families have been added, bringing the list up to full strength, a total of 37 In all. - The plan offers everyone a chance to make $omepne else's Christmas a little blighter by adopting a family and supplying items, such .as food, clothing and toys, which are necessary at this time of year. It is not necessary for a group or an individual to adopt a family alone. Anyone wishing to help may do so, by donating food items, clothing or money, which will be used 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 UDM, county supervisors or welfare office. Here's the complete list, in- those already adopted — don't wait, pick out the one you want now and call 1100: Family No. 1—Father and mother, t 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 five - girls, ranging in age from 19 to three. Family No. 3—Four children, from six to nine years, living Wins Scholarship On Corn with grandparents. and a girl. Three boys 9* 17 Including Qe»eral 1$55 Family No. 4 — Father, mother, four boys and four girls, ages 16 to two years. Family No. 5 — Father and mother, faur boys and four girls, from 19 to two years of age. Family No. 8-^-Adopted by St. Thomas Episcopal Guild. Family No. 7 — Adopted by Degree of Honor. Family No. 8 — Father, mother, ;hree 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 Algona 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 Np. 24 — Father, boy 15, and three girls, seven to 16 years j old. Family No. 25 — Adopted by Mrs John Deim. Family No. 26— Adopted by Algona Lions Club. Family No. 27 — Mother, 3 boys and two girls, from four to nine years old. Family >fo. 28 — Mother, three boys and two girls, from five to ten years of age. Family NO. 39— Elderly couple in need of help. No. 3Ch-Lone elderly •woman who could use some good Pictured above is Roderick Elbert, 14, son of the Mike Elberls who farm two miles east of Algona on highway 18, who won a DeKalb Seed Corn statewide two-acre corn yield contest which brings him a $250 scholarship in the school o'f his choice at any time, and will also give him a state trophy. Announcement of the award was made last week when Ed Eieh- ler. 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 state represented. Roderick, a freshman at St. Cecelia's Acad"- emy. has not decided just how or where he will use the scholarship. Entries had to help in planting, cultivation, and harvest of crops, 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 manure, planted to DeKalb variety 415. power checked 4 every 36 inches. The yield on the two-acre" entry was 141.09 bu. per acre. Annual Fair Board Meet; 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 Duby to 11 years of age. Need saby food and clothing especial- 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 Ostwinkle 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 Whittemore, 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. Dimond, Wesley, was assessed $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. Fwnily $«. 31— Young couple with two hjjys, two and 3% years old. w seat «f feod, bedding and clothin Ho. 32— Elderly couple who would appreciate food. Injured At Wesley Wesley—Carl Johnson, employed 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 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 Dodg« and cajne home last Friday.. He hes 9 epical break and will have to be in" a cast for 12 or IS 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 Bartlett. A lengthy discussion on dates for the 1956 Kossuth County Fair 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 dogi 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 io be relieved of his duties, but will not leave the post uniil 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 lack of space. The board is of the opinion that further building projects on the present plot will 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. Curb & Gutter And Sewer Costs Payable 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 sower yet to be constructed—ore now ready and payable at the office of the city clerk. Tot;il assessments come to S152.570.94. 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 !•• be assessed, but such assessments 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 ex* ample of $200 for curb and gutter, the property owner who prefeis to pay through the regular yearly taxes will wind up paying about $66.60 interest plui his $200 in the period of 10 years. Total direct assessments for the curb and gutter project come to $133,722.25 and the assessments for the sanitary sewer total $18,848.69. That is not the total cost of these projects, as general obligation bonds of the city are also financing a smaller portion of the total cost. City Clerk Ivy Scuff ham has on file city plats showing the individual assessments for all property, and a visit to the city hall will enable the property owner to find out 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 give* notice of hearing and notice la bidders in the matter-of new filters and a new circulation sys- telh for the municipal swimming pool. The hearing has been s<-| 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 Loppe 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. Buria.l will be in the church cemetery. Garry Fum-ial 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 Ley!u> Higley in Algona. Mr Lappe died last spring. Surviving are three son.'i. Harold and Lawrence of Bancroft, John of Sioux City, and tour daughters, Mrs Higley of Algona, .Mrs Joseph Ford and Mrs Kenneth Ditsworth of Bancroft, an.I Mrs John Bailey (Winifred) of Fenton. Brothers surviving are J jhn of Algona, Tony of Osage, and George of Irvington. Mrs Lappe was born in New Vienna, Iowa. Women Of Moof* Initiation of u«w members of Women of the Moose is si 3ted to take place this evening, Pec. 1, at the Moose clubrooras here. 7 Below Here Wednesday A.M. The weather kept a firm grip on the bottom portion of ihe thermometer during the week, with a low of seven degrees be- luw zero registered early Wednesday morning, most severe so far. A tenth of an inch of precipitation, in the form of snow, was received Sunday. 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