The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 7, 1956 · Page 27
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... .-..' . Of The Algona Community Month By Month Digst Of Top Spots ,... stories were'plentiful^ in' 'K(JssutK\CoUhty in 1955. follow- X Q ' , ' itig is-a-resume of the startling' ntfi« ahd-'inCefestittg events that'dcciirr'ed: • v xc and* Mike Arend, Burt, left for Belgium bjf. p|ane .1. , Mike.Scheck, Sthletie eoaih* and* .instructor at ;St* *66&ella'fe VAea'd'emy, resigned after, twi ys.afs*wrfr . ... ;Evurett Baldus $as Chosen .commander of Algeria;;tegloM 'Post . -. . June ~ hrjMMo-hth ; promotions on ev- •^"^^'cBMty . :,'. Donald 1; Titbnjtjaj named to head Jdssutli fexteiision council . y , . called fpi?'on 100 blocks of • Blacktopping ... Six '0*1 --••- --,~."" A s 5oclauon, a-,.,- r . 0 , ^jjggjjjj : DiacKlO ppi ng ,_ ( _ aix to l?ng Ist.of toip;fwartehfe,hbrl«k.lns repotted around area ?° n _ 9i^_^5 d to «i$h'during;week.etld;, . , .Services ... ,-r The Upper Des f°na Moose .Lodge ... • < "j^^'m]^ S^ fayeiu oldsAIgona Mblnes'began its 92nd year by Jl a S g0ard '" 4 f' ^ kno ^^» man,:neldx-i>6fo taking'sWim- purchasing .the subscription list resident of Algona,. died<,Apnl nilfigaefiwiis'infAIgpna pool . . . of!, the Liv/rmore Star,, Which R, • • „;. v-°™'Bur ton^ MWgied;-:.fi?:. l i 1 ofie','^a6K'.':.and'.Bancroft'ori"tbp Suspended operations *«•««« • extension airecioi or 'countv 'Si*--•'<*£ •'•o^^-AAj' 1 /-<xv<»u«; n*,,*' ~- *^ . mark WltK'a 17'Q Win .oV6f . field .-.;• .". "Atgbiifl's niun^a band celebrated Jts'50tH yjfirj . . Mr and-Mts-Dbriald JlJ. ;Z^r|efel, both 18, Algona, k'iUed!Wh^n, their car plunged uhdifr g&6lfejS$Bfts- port e'asl of Algona /.'.* 45 d$ys without rain • ; marked Hmvco'umy, brother aMsistWf. James With?a'68f48 verdict; 6ver Swea' se ™l? ' a , ts °i}a »ontragainst..re- inaiy fal^plansT announced by CityVj . .^fcossuth's" first auto fa-. S° « w ^ ir r^°«l ?1 S6 trl& e ' i' Secretaty: LoU^Nitchals . . . Utty, tality of 1955, Jerry Kuchenreu-?;"P^ w -' ^^ f ^iU Bl ?M T( \ rnidity' an'd^'heatfl^irifie; caus4* ther.f 21> Algona, 'buried Jan. 10. w 8 f ta ^ pl sirtlllar ft os j, at much suffering''. ':;%&$ and Mrs . .,'^'Algona's city Zoning cbrnjiv^est uena. -., ,:\ - .... ^,', Paul Wartl^r set tb'move;, to Wes-; .miSston rejected a request. % for "a ;' . • . * *.' ">'>":" 'ley^ allevia'tiiig •pr'6bletn.,.there; s s* ch&hgg intoning on South Phil-- ; MAY — About 1100'Kossijth ...,'.;•!•* :. 'eSr>.;i,:»: v t/. lipSlweet-. . .The first baby 'County first anU second grade JULY^tdrmft^aM^d seVM of tli^ear, a jlrl born to Mr,'students received their; first Salk-.'Inches of -rain, m"a ! 'week : caused? and Mrs Prank Becker, Burt, ar- Vaccine, shots at four sites during damage oh-farms in the area .»'^ rived at St. Ann Hospital at 7:20 first,week . . . Virgil Roh-lf P.ick- Whittemdre's newspaper, the .a.rt.; ! JartMftV, Outbreak of hejj; e d from list,of ll:,candidates as Champiort/.aP^'by Stan Brothest atitis discovered'in cbUnty .".'•; 'ASC office manager ; . '. 74 high ton'-to •/. G. NordSeth 6f- Sidux ; . TV made its teaching debut in school and 28'St. Cecelia's Acad- Falls . / . Crowds largest ever at Algona schools . . •. The UDM .emy seniors set to graduate .. , Call State Park during: July 4 shattered all records when , a Giloert Scribner named to man- weekend...-,: Rpbrrt'R: Pifer,. 26, regular press rjj'h pf-5,000 copies 'age Thompsoa Yards in Fenton Algona. Wiled by richochet bill- rolled off-the press Jan. ,13 . .'. • ••• Dean Barnes named as sue- let durjrig' £hase betweeri Algonff Two'new grade schools and new cesspr to John Burton as exten- and Humbo'ldt; driver of Pifer high school proposed for Algona sion director . . . Larry Obrecht, car, Doyle Johnson, sentenced to '.'•'. .'"John Deere Day" held at 16-year old Algona high senior, year in reformatory on OMVI Fenton, Jan. 27 . . ; ASC office became county's fifth fatality count. . . Jim Thilges, 68, St. Joe, plans to move into VFW building in crash west of Algona on high- and Rudy 'Guderian, 68, Algona,. . . Lakota girls and Swea City wa y 18 '> memorial fund, started, died . . .Algona schopl budget boys take county basketball • • • Algona moved into finals of U p $59,557 for 1955-56 year . ! . . crowns and St. Cecelia's of Al- baseball district with a 8-7 win Allen Lee H,ahna', 10, dies after gona clinches North Central ovc f Lu Verne . . . • Two small weed spear pierces neck at Lone Catholic crown with a 6-2 record Rodman girls, Janice May, 3, and Rock .... Frank Claret, 76, editor . . . Oscar Olsons of Livermore Jean Marie, 2, daughters of Mr , o f Titonka/Topic, and Johp 'A. celebrated" their 60th wedding ancl^Mrs Mauricej i FicUbohip, Nelson,_68, LiiVerne bank _pres- anniversary. ~ U ~ J ' ' ' ""'" " '* "* FEBRUARY crushed to death ' by pickup ident, died suddehly . , .Clark, wheels SVa miles west of Whitte- Goddens of Algona celebrate fire more • : • J° nn K- Estenson, 26, golden wedding-anniversary ; store in Algona ^ . plans, laid by both firms for new quarters Al- L 11T 1 A /-I'i O^ en IllCilt tJIClill. 111 UUC.L CtblVJll, 1*> gona routs Webster City, 87-56. Moines ' H iver happy about it. for new scoring record ... Farm- .-. "•»•.. sales plentiful in area . . .Initial plans for moving county offices into new courthouse laid, hoped to begin by Feb. 15 ... A 16 degree^ below zero reading set a new low, for the winter Building perpiit few " city counci "•— injured seriously when Tony Guzpwski, who had, out- hit his car a mile, and a standing success as Algona's foot- half miles east of Whittemore ball coach for six years, resigned . . '. Algona's new sewage treat-" and signed to coach at East Wa- ment plant in operation, Des terloo . . . Jason Loving signed "to the Algona coaching post .'. . Iowa's ' egg-giading ' law raked ;'__;New courthouse ded- over the coals by local farmers Juno 5 . . . Kossutlrde- and dealers. . . . Mrs Fred Kluss, 9, .succumbs at Fenton., , June S, . . . Kossuth'de v/ith one to four inches rain . . . Blacktopping and curb and'.'gutter projects about hv to get' underway in .Algona Ca*bt "Wnv/-,M '"irior.Viav rnll Of . . . 'Harold 'Fischer reunited • AUGUST — Program announced for 97th Kossuth County Fair .' •'.• . '• Vallie Tribrm, 80, Al- .with-his .parents in Honolulu.'.. p.Bna, died,. . . Melvin C. Bruell- PclUtoM, Vailing for "a "new vote ' isrit be- 14, Ottosen, drowned ' bt ncesrc a , mnTtition by taknP sectional in ;theSentral 'school idistrict/ be- Spirit Lake .- . . Annual F ighl K i Aunt Jemima Da^ at ing ' circulated '.. . Capt. Fischer breakfast at the Algona A irn.ort eb 23 AhSna KCs Day, with 3,000 persons present, drew big crowd Aug. 7 . , . Mrs three 50-year member^ held at Swea City . . . $1,300 al- Henry A. Dacken 73, Burt, killed" ° fl^ i"i^« pq d honored ,Dr CV " Bestenlehner. Algona and Ffad. W. Pech, Fairfield, at banquet . . . I Paul Moore, 82, long-time resir dent of Burt died Feb. 16 ... 8 cases set for district court action . . . Big Fenton talent show held Feb. 25 .' . . Art Priebe and Jim Larson, both of Lone Rock, narrowly escape death in plane crash west of Fenton' while spotting foxes. MARCH — Frank Behne, 54, prominent Fenton business man, found dead in his office at the Thompson Yard here ... Angry protest by many North" Kossum business men and farmers overstate senate's 3 percent sales tax proposal . . . Plans for 96 acre sub-division in southeast portion of Algona announced . .' . Algona 'and Lu Verne set to meet ip first round of sub-state action at Holfe . . . M. J. McCall, 77, poj- tal employee for 33 years, died in Algona ... A group of Wesley citizens begin search for doctor for that community . .'. 50 above temperature recprded at airport March 8 as spring peeked around the corner . . . Algona tops tough LuVerne team, 67-58, and Dowling of Des Moines, 81-70, in march to*. sub-state finals . . . Mrs Hattie Witham, 90, .Algona, was cutting her third set. of teeth . . . Joe Bloom, 59, well-known former Algonan, died at St. Paul . . . Algona stores were sut to begin Friday night openings, Mar. 25 ... Ames bopped Algona, 74-46, in the finals of the sub- state meet at Ames, the locals ending with a 19-0 season mark, including 12 wins in a row . . . Margaret Purtl. 19, Whittemore, killed in a crash 5V-; miles west of Algona to become Kossuth's second fatality of 1955 . . . Herb Hedlvmd named president of Al§ ona Chamber of Commerce . . . afes at Lone Rock and Ledyard elevators pried open by thieves, give Op total of $238.40 . . . John J. Dcim, 36, popular Algona man, dies suddenly . . . Announcement made of mass polio vaccine shots, to be given after April 1 . . . Oliver Kinseth, Ottosen, re-' tired after 35 years as rural mail carrier , . . Bert Baldwin, 51, well-known Algonan, succumbed to heart' attack . . . Drusilla Noble, 65,- Sexton postmaster, died. • • * • APRIL — Rites were held in Alfionr fw Sidney ;Walll?urg, 69, well-known Algonan , . . Ralxm Shiple'r, 65, Algona, became the county's fourth auto fatality when a car rolled over south of Ledyard April 3 ... Services for John E Farfell, 85, Whittemore, who was injured fatally when, struck by a car, were held April- 2 ... Don Cook and Larry Cnns- tensen, Algona, named to North Central Conference all-star basketball team ... A search was on to find a successor to Herman StuderY managyi) of the ASC office, whose resignation was to become effective April 30 ... Joan Fain named queen of annual charity ball at high school . . . Kossuth County missed by widespread heavy rams . . . Mrs A L. Peterson, 83, buried ' ' . 0 » ver crash a .Bill Ehrharc More People Like Tha "Fresh-Up Family Drink" So - Due to an increas-,, ing demand, •, the 7-up Distributing' Co, in Algona ha.s greatly enlarged its quarters on 'South Phillips street. Two new additions have been completed —> one measuring 34 x 62 fee't, the other SO x 22 feet. These are used fpr enlarged storage and driveway enclosures. We salute Algona's "Report of Progress" . . , depicting in panoramic form the many instances of progress in the community during the past year of 1955. We are glad to join in with our own news of progress , . . and we hope .you go on liking "7-up" 1 Algona PUANi JENSiN lovyq Bierstedt, 18. and Virgean Bierstedt, 11, took top beef honors at county fair; • 16",act home 1 talent show held . .. Softball league in Algona popular; Collegians win-title, Post Office second . . . Pete Langmack downed Craig Smith to win Algpna Country Club golf championship, 8-7 '.'-. ."' Schools' in readiness for' new year . . . Drouth runs to 50 davs; halted by 2.68 inch rain . . . Charles Wagner and Sill Becker file for Algona's mayor race . . ,' Ray Alderson and George Powers, Algona, landed 36 & pound catfish at Spirit Lake. * * * .'SEPTEMBER '— Yukon Eric, well-known' pro wrestler, visited Algona; very quiet'.i. . The Algona studio .of radio station KSMN suspended operations ... . Rudolph Fischer, 80, Lone Rock, 'Tuesday, February 7, 1956 Aigona (Id.) Upp«r Des Molrtei-S died . . . $544,600 school bond issue proposed for Algona , . . H. W.' Behnke. 69, teacher for 47 -years, died at Whittemore . . . Football season underway in Algona," Swea City, Titonka and West Bend . . . Bill v Murphy, 8, Algona, killed in two-car crash southwest ' ,of Algona; Dick Schick, 20, graduate of St. Cece- lia's; killed in crash near Humboldt . . . C. J. Deitering, 45, Bancroft, died of heart attack . . . Df. C. C. Shierk' became Algona's third mayor candidate . . . Farm fires numerous . . . Roy Hutzell and Frank Vera enlarge mayor race to five candidates (Continued Page 6 This Section) 7*»xvssssssss/s^s/ss/////Myrs/r//^^^^ of One of PIONEER'S •••_'• •...'• • \ f , Seed Corn Plants "Pioneer" Is Pleased To Make This Salute to a Fine v Community... and To Join !n The 'Report of Progress' With These Interesting Statlstsccsl Comparisons: (Delivery of Pioneer Hybrid Seed Corn From The Algona Plant "' We belive the figure's given ai rjght will indicate Iheu growing demand for Pioneer Hybrid Seed Corn over the years . , . and also show' the growth here of ihs Algona plant, which is 'clearly shown also in ihe aerial photograph shown above. When ,the Pioneer plant. was established here in 1938, there were six employees to man it; today there are 34 full-time employees. This plqnt. serves a territory comprising the northern two tiers of Iowa counties from Kos^u'th w%st, Minnesota and South Dakota. When you drive through those areas and see the familiar Pioneer "coin, signs," at the side of a field, you'll know that hybrid seed corn came from Algona, IN 1942 THE ALGONA PLANT DELIVERED 60,000 Bu. IN 1955 THE ALGONA PLANT DELIVERED 420,000 Bu. (Acreage Planted in Hybrid Seed Corn for the Algona Plant) IN 1946 FOLLOWING NO. OF ACRES WERE PLANTED 2,370 Acres IN 1955 FOLLOWING NO. OF ACRES WERE PLANTED 3,600 Acres (Corn Harvest Totals Put Through The Algona Plant) IN 1946 HARVEST TOTAL WAS 98,000 Bu. - IN 1955 HARVEST TOTAL WAS 261,000 Bu. Explanation of the fact that 4he total number of corn bushels delivered by the Algona plant in 1355 (420,000 Bu.) was higher than ths number of corn bushels put through Jhe plant from harvest (261,000 Bu.) lies in the fa:t that the Algona plant secured that difference from other Pioneer plants, to satisfy the demand for Pioneer Hybrid Seed Corn in the territory served by ihe Algona plant. E HI-BRED CORN COMPANY Junction Highways 169 and 18 — Algona, Iowa

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