The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 14, 1956 · Page 24
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 14, 1956
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By Russ Waller • * * An Algona girl, Mary Slebritz, is now in her new duties as medical records librarian at the Fairmont, Minn. Community Hospital, where she is establishing a system of records intended to aid the hospital in becoming completely accredited. She is a graduate of St. Cecelia's Academy, and served five years as medica" records librarian at St. Ann hospital here. Then she went to St Mary's hospital at Galesburg, 111 where she served 10 months, and where her work attracted the attention of Fairmont hospital administrators, then in the process of reorganizing that institution. * * * The teen-age dance club had a party last Friday evening at-the Country Club, but the affair did not pass without incident for the chaperones ... one couple, called upon to do the chaperone honors, took inventory of their dancing ability and discovered they hadn't been to a dance for so long that they went up to Interlaken a few days before the local affair to practice up. Said they were glad of it, too! * * • Reading the "Letter* to the Editor" in our daily papers can turn up some interesting thoughts. One of them came from an Iowa thinker who wondered why there wasn't more pork in the cans of pork and beans... this writer is in hearty accord with this theme ... for years we have been opening cans of pork and beans only to find one, miserable, tiny little piece of pork in among all those beans. If the pork and bean boys would really put a little pork in with the beans it would certainly help reduce the pork surplus, and with pork at its present price level it might be cheaper to put in the pork than to put in the beans. * • • The father of several small children had volunteered to stay home one night sp his wife could go to a shower. After putting the youngsters to bed, his wife gave'him instructions not to let any of them downstairs—and out she flew. The man had just settled down ' for a quiet evening of reading when he heard 1 steps behind him. "Get up those stairs", he yelled. He read on in peace a few minutes, then heard footsteps again. "Get back up there and stay there" he commanded. A little while later there came a rap at the door. The man answered and faced a neighbor^ woman. \ "Have you seen anything of my son?" she asked. "Here I am, Mom," came a voice from the stairway. "That man won't let me go home." * * * There is one prof from the State University of Iowa, Dr. Robert H. Johnson, associate professor of economics, who may not be too popular in some quarters. Speaking at a state meeting of school officials, he said "there are too many teachers for the number of pupils being taught." Dr. Johnson said Iowa's average in 1951 was 18.2 pupils and the national average was one teacher for 24.1 pupils. He said Iowa could get along with 3,400 fewer teachers if "pitched at the national level." * # 0 If President Eisenhower does not choose to run again he will be the first president in 72 years to make such a decision after only one term. You have to go back to 1884 and Chester A. Arthur, who stepped up from the vice presidency in 1881 after the assassination of James A. Gar- t'ield, to find a president who didn't run for another four years. * » « A great many presidents have emphasized the troubles of being president, however, with potent statements on the subject: Jefferson— "It brings nothing but unceasing drudgery and daily loss of friends." Washington — "Sometimes I would rather to be in my grave than be president." Lincoln—"If to be the head of hell is as hard as what I have to undergo here, I could find it in my heart to pity Satan himself." Garfield — "What is there in this place that a man should ever want to be president." Wilson — "There are blessed intervals when I forget by one means or another that I am the President of the United States." * * « Texas was named by a Captain DeLeon. Spain sent him in 1690 to found a mission and he named the country "Texas from the Comanche Indian word "tejas" which meant "friends." * » * Famous Last Line — "We are proud that we have stamped out influence peddling" — (Edmond F. M*»- iiur*. EX-G«neral Service Administration chief.) Cfjc tipper State Historical Iowa city, la. ISTABtlSMtD 1163 Entered is second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1956 4 SECTIONS - 26 PASIS PLUS 16 PAG! TABLOID VOL 93 - NO. 7 Union Club 50 Years Old A golden - observance of the founding of the Union Twp. Mothers and Daughters Club was held at the Good Hope church, Feb. 9, starting with a one o'clock banquet. Two charter members of the organization, Mrs Kate Annis and Mrs Cora Bacon, were present for the occasion. < The head table was decorated with a large cake carrying 50 candles. Other tables also had cakes . with candles, and there was a place card for each person present. Husbands of the mem- oers were gu»Jsts for the occasion. The meal was prepared and served by the Good Hope society. Mrs Dpretta Plumb, club .president, announced the program. Helena Dodds sang two numbers, accompanied on the piano by Haruiet Schlichting. Alfred Schenck gave a talk on "Reminiscences of the Club." Mable Tjaden read a paper on "Golden Memories." The two charter members pre- esnt were presented with planters, with their names inscribed in gold and also "50 Years." A very touching "thank you" was given by both charter members. Another charter member, Mrs Edith Daii of Alberta, Canada, was unable to attend. The club was organized in 1906, with Kate Annis as president the first three years. There were 13 original members. In 1917 and 1918 there were 72 members. At present there are 47 active members. Twenty-six members have passed away. Carl H. Paefz Succumbs; Rites Tuesday, Feb. 14 Funeral services for Carl H. Patez, 6G, lifelong resident of Plum Creek township, were held this afternoon/ (Tuesday) at 2 p.m. in the Trinity Lutheran church. Rev. Luther Loesch officiated at the rites and burial followed in Riverview Cemetery McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. 'Mr Paetz died suddenly at the family's farm home five miles northwest of Algona last Saturday. Carl Henry, son of William and Elizabeth Price Paetz, was born July 6, 1889, on the farm where he spent his entire life. He attended area schools and was later married to Emma C. UeBower. Mr Paetz was a lifelong member and also an elder of the Trinity Lutheran church and a charter member of the Farm Bureau. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Algona Co-Op Creamery for several years. Mr Paetz was always very active and had varied farming activities. Survivors, besides Mis Paetz, include three daughters, Frieda (Mrs Randall Clark), Madelyn (Mrs Berl Priebe) and Helen; a son, William, all of Algona; and a brother, Emmet, Burt. A son, Charles Henry, daughter Carolyn Jean and sister, Frieda, preceded him in death. Pallbearers were Ferman Christoffers, Melvin Pepper, Gerhard Wittkopf, John Dreesman, Clarence Priebe and E. C. McMahon. Honorary pallbearers included Edward Hackbarth, John Schultz, Henry Scheppmann, Harry Bode, Fred Habeger, William llartinek, John Ketelson and Henry Ewoldt. Stomac May Buy Post Truck Route If the Iowa Commerce Commission approves, the Stomac Motor Express of Fort Dodge will acquire the regular route that has been operated for many years by the Iowa Central Motor Express Co. of Algona, operated by Dick Post. Arrangements have been made, Post said Monday, to sell the Iowa Central to Stomac if the application to the Commerce Commission by Stomac is approved. Acquisition by Stomac of the line would allow that firm to give through service from Des Moines and Fort Dodge to Mason City. The Iowa Central operates only between Mason City and Algona. Post's firm would concentrate entirely on its local freight, transfer and moving business if the Stomac proved. application is ap- Mrs Kate Annis (left) and Mrs Cora Bacon were the two charter members of the Union Twp. Mothers and Daughters Club honored at the 50th Anniversary Banquet of the organization at Good Hope church last Thursday, Feb. 9. A special birthday cake with 50 candles was the centerpiece, of the head table. (Algona Upper Des Moines flashfoto). Bacon Sales Doubled In Second 'Eat Pork' Week Algona's bacon sales just about doubled last week during v the three-day period in which first grade premium bacon was featured here in the "Eat More Pork" campaign, according to reports given to the Pork commiflee Monday evening. Approximately 900 Ibs. were sold locally, and Joe Skow, pork committee chairman slated that a similar rise in bacon sales occurred throughout the county, as a result of 'the county-wide pork push. This week's feature, county-wide, is pork chops—center cuts at 47c Ib. and end cuts at 29c Ib. Skow stated that at 'the present market, the price of whole pork loins would be about 8c Ib. higher than when the committee arranged several days ago with packers' representatives — so Kossuth county folks are going to save on pork chops. For next week, the final week of the Kossuth "Eat More Pork" campaign, the feature will be pork roasts, and in addition the steering committee has arranged for. a "special bonus" pork value with the packers, to be announced later. , Kent Motor Sale Rumor Unfounded A rumor prevalent .Monday that the Kent Motor Co. here had been sold was.un- founded. Three or four different purchasers were mentioned in the passing of the rumors, which were set at rest by Fred Kent Jr. who said he had no idea where the story started unless the name Kent was confused with some other business transaction in the area. Seneca Saddle Club Election The Seneca Saddle Club held its annual business meeting at the American Legion Hall in Burt Monday night, Feb. 6, with over 60 members present. The meeting was called to order by president Dave Lynch. Election of officers was held; three directors terms expired and were filled by Dave Lynch, Everett Witham and Joe Lynch. The Saddle Club now has nine directors. They are Dave Lynch, President; Eddie Stattelman, vice president; Eleanor Witham, secretary - treasurer; Joe Lynch, Everett Witham, Al Menke, Loren Bell, Jug Carmen and Richard Fox. The Saddle Club Queen for 1956 will be Ellen Witham. Mrs Dave Lynch and Mrs Everett Witham were elected chairmen of the lunch committee. EUen Witham was re-appointed publicity chairman for 1956. A discussion was held on monthly meetings on Monday nights instead of Tuesdays. The directors will hold their first meeting Feb. 13 at the Everett Witham home to elect the officers for 1956. The financial report lor 1955 was read and approved and the meeting was adjourned. After the meeting , was adjourned, a dance was held. Music was furnished by the Saddle Club Band, consisting of the following Saddle Club members: Mrs Joe Lynch, Ellen Witham, Earl Crouch, Orvil Luke, Carl Simmons and Joe Simmons. Fred Davis of Burt did the calling for the square dances. Sand- wicht's, cuke and coffee were served. County Mutual Elects Two New Directors Two new directors of the Kossuth Mutual Insurance Association were elected at the annual meeting of the organization held last Wednesday at the courthouse here. There were 42 present. 1 B. E. Priebe of Algona and Harold Reding of Bode are the new directors. They replace K. L. Kohlhaas and Hugh Raney, who have served for a number of years on the board. Orville Thorson, Swea City, was reelected as a director. In the organization meeting, Harry Bode was again named president, Henry Weber is vice president, and B. E. Priebe, treasurer. The county organization has about 6,000 policy holders, with a total of 72 million insurance in force. Lola Scuffham is secretary. Silver Wedding Bancroft—Mr and Mrs Phil In- entertained a large group man of friends and relatives Sunday in honor of her parent's wedding anniversary. 25th Winner of 17 State & National Awards, 1950-1955 Including General Excellence. Iowa Press Ass'n, 1355 Charge Bode Man In O.M.V.I. Case Cyril G. Kellner, Bode, waived preliminary hearing in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court on a charge of O.M.V.I. and was bound over to the April term of district court this week. Kellner appeared, bond was set at $1000 by Ostwinkle and it was furnished. The charge will be tried later. In other action, Robert Friets, Bancroft, was fined $10 and costs for having a loaded and assembled gun in his car on a highway; Robert Nolan, Titonka, was fined $10 and costs on an intoxication charge, fine suspended on good behavior; Paul A. Nortli- rup, LuVerne, paid $5 and costs for faulty truck equipment; and Donald McCarthy, Algona, paid $5 and costs on a faulty truck equipment charge. Arrest Couple In Illinois On Counly Charge District Court Is Quiet; Three New Cases Filed A man and his wife, two of the four indicted by the Kossuth grand jury last week, were being held by authorities at Mattoon, 111., where; they may be tried on a charge of forgery. If they are not, they will be returned to Kossuth county to stand trial under the indictments, against them. They are Robert Brechl, charged with embezzlement (selling property covered by a conditional bill of sale) and Bernice M. Brecht, charged with false drawing and uttering of a check. Brecht is charged with selling a TV set on which he had not completed payments. His wife is charged with writing a check on a Bancroft bank where she had no funds and cashing it at the S. & L. store here. Others indicted were M. D. Schoenbeck and Max H. Mefferd, both charged with false drawing and uttering of checks. Mefferd is not in custody. However ,it appears that there will be no jury trials this term of district court. The Schoenbeck case has been continued to the next term and he is out on bond. The petit jury, originally scheduled to report this week has been dismissed. Greatest activity of the week in district court was the filing of three new cases. Coffey Apiaries of Whii- , sett, Texas, filed an action at law over an account, naming / D. D. Sparks, doing business as B. F. Sparks & Co., as defendant. The Texas firm . .asks a judgment for $948,35. . They ask $552 for 300 colonies •of bees they delivered to Sparks in 1944, and another $396.35 for 1955 when a check they received, they state, had payment stopped on it after being issued. Bankers Advertising Co. is plaintiff with the Blake Funeral Home of LuVerne named as defendant in another suit asking judgment for an account. The plaintiff claims they have $181.29 coming for some calendars sold to the defendant. First Trust & Savings Bank of Armstrong is plaintiff with Arnold. H. Krause of Fenton as defendant, in a foreclosure involving $2,995.40 claimed by the plaintiff, and for which they ask judgment. Cor, Semi Crash At Death Bridge Lakota's "death bridge" ou highway 9 resulted in another serious accident, Sunday afternoon, but a miracle, nobody was hurt. A car driven by Donald G. Hainzinger of Fenton, a 1953 Plymouth, going west, and a semi-trailer driven by Donald Shimon of Havelock, going east, met on the bridge. In the resulting crash the.en- tire left side of the Plymouth was torn off, but Hainzinger and his companion were unhurt. The car was a total wreck. A girl was riding with Shimon. Neither was injured. State patrolman Dale McBride investigated the mishap, which occurred about 4:45 p.m. State highway plans call for construction of a new bridge at this danger point this year. ,11 National Guard "Muster Day' "National Guard Muster Day" wil be observed here by the local National Guard unit in a one-day recruiting drive set for Saturday, Feb. 18. An open house will be held all day at the Algona Armory, with free coffee and doughnuts to be served, and there will be a dinner at noon served through the courtesy of local firms and individuals who are making the dinner possible by donations. Mayor C. C. Sbierk ha» is- issued a city -wide proclamation for the event calling upon all citizen* to lend support to the recruitment program. Youths IT to 18V2 are especially invited Piano $75,000 Church, Ledyard Construction of a new $74,000 Bethany Evangelical and Reformed Church in Ledyard will begin this spring on the site one and one half blocks east of the present church, wnich was purchased last fall, from John and Herman Mouse!. The 96 by 38 foot brick and tile structure wil! include the main auditorium with a seating capacity of 300, a balcony seating 75 with overflow accommodations for another 100 persons for worship .services. The main floor will include a narthex, mothers' room and pastor's study. The basement social room will seat 175 for dining and will adjoin the kitchen. Seven Sunday School rooms, rest rooms and the heating unit will aLio be housed in the basement. The Rev. Victor Vriesen, who is serving his third year as pastor, and his congregation of 250 members already have on hand $30,000. which includes special offerings and income from the corn drive last fall. Pledges to date axe $66,000. The building committee consists of John Kraniersineier, Soren Pederson, William Wierner, Ejigelbart Logeman, Alvin Busch. OrvUle Runksemeusr, Marvin Blome, William Fennema and Ervin Smith. Outstanding Farmer Award To Ray Laabs Outstanding young farmers — Pictured above, left to right, are Gayle Wolfe, LuVerne, Ray Laabs of Lone Rock, President Clair Thomas of the Algona Junior Chamber of Commerce, and Frank Becker of Burt. Laabs is holding the award presented to him last Thursday evening for being selected as the Outstanding Young Farmer of Kossuth County for 1955. (Upper Des Moines newsfoto). * * » Atty. General Guest Speaker, Jaycee Dinner About 65 JayCees, past and present, and bosses of some, turned out for the annual Bosses Night, annual presentation of awards to the outstanding young farmer of Kossuth county, and Ho hear Dayton Countryman, attorney general of Iowa, guest speaker. The affair was held in the Algona Hotel dining room. Ray Laabs, 33, who farms 320 acres near Lone Rock, was named as the outstanding young farmer of 1955, was presented with a plaque by Clair Thomas, JayCee president. Runnersup were Frank Becker of Burt, who farms 727 acres, and Gayle Wolfe of LuVerne, who farms 400 acres. The winner for 1954, named last year, was Corwin Peer of Algona. Laabs, who is married and the father of two children, won the 1953 Master Swine Producers Award. He is a renter. He was recently featured in an article on hog raising in Successful Farming maeazme. Jack Chrischilles acted as master of ceremonies. Dr. Cameron C. Shierk, mayor of Algona, and himself a former JayCee state president, gave the address oi welcome and touched on his brief experience as mayor and some of its problems. He called for a svelding of community spirit and elimination of community points of friction. Attorney General Countryman, whose term in office has been controversial in some ways, stated that "if it's a law let's enforce it; if it's a bad law let's change it." He suid that where laws were not completely and fully enforced the enforcement officers were often susceptible to corruption. He also said that when you could buy a $4 steak, in a place for $2.50 the chances are that the sale of liquor was making up the difference. "Non enforcement of law is the opening wedge of corruption" the young state official said. Countryman is 38. Countryman pointed out that a "citizen's arrest" could be made by anyone in whose presence a crime had been committed. He urged reporting law violations to the sheriff or county attorney, and not to patronize places where illegal operation is taking place. His talk was well received. Over $6,500 For Polio Thus Far Over $6,500 had been donated ,to the 19:56 Polio Fund from this county as of Monday, Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, co-chairman, said. There was still one Algona ward, some schools, one township atid some placard results to be added lo that total 1 . Chamber Banquet Set Date for annual Chamber of Commerce banquet has been set for March 20 in the high school Annex. Ted E. Davidson, director of the Iowa Development Commission, will be the chief speaker. Frankl 2nd In State Master Corn Growers Gerald Frankl of Irvington won second place in the Iowa Master Corn Growers contest. His entry, sponsored by the Algona Kiwanis, Rotary and Lions club, was 125.12 bushels per acre. First place went to John Middlekoop of Packwood with 126.92 bushels per acre. After Frankl's «nlry won the Kossuth county prUf, Hi became the county's entry in the state contest. Balmy Weather! And So Welcome Weather was a thing of moderation during the past week, with comparatively balmy temperatures registered during the days, and an upward swing also noted in the low readings. Low for the period was a two below zero mark Thursday, while the high topped the freezing mark three timea. Feb. 7 37 6 Feb. 8 _„ 32 13 Feb. 9 28 -2 Feb. 10 34 14 Feb. 11 .30 10 Feb. 12 31 22 The highways are clear of all ice and snow and slush is predominate on city streets as the third winter thaw continues. Carrell Erdman Gets Promotion Wesley —. Carrell Erdman, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Paul Erdman of Wesley, who has been employed for five years in the Northwestern Bell office in Algona, was promoted last week to the post of instructor for business offices in this district, and will have headquarters in Spencer. Her duties will begin in March, following three weeks school of instruction in Des Moines which began Monday. N.F.O. Meeting Monday, Burt; 1724 Members A full hause, including at least 150 farmers, attended a county meeting of the NFO (National Farmer's Organization) in the VFW Hall at Burt Monday night, .. • . • i ; . Kenneth,? Patterson, c o u-n : ty chaii-man, conducted the -busi- 'ttess meeting"whtch T ^WbTutred-"an- open discussion of present and future farm-legislation. A membership report was presented, and latest figures indicate 1724 farmers in Kossuth County are now members of the organization. This total, a jump from 1500 reported previously, represents memberships in 24 townships with four still unreported. A total of 101,216 farmers belong to the national organization. The county group is in favor of the $20 per hundred support price on, hogs and $30 per hundred price on cattle. The national president, Oren Lee Stanley, Rea, Mo., and four other members of the national organization went to Washington last Tuesday in an attempt to talk with federal officials on the farm situation. There has been no report received locally on the result of the trip. Another county meeting will be held sometime in March. The date and site will be announced later. Patterson and Buzz Reynolds, vice chairman, will attend an organizational meeting of the NFO at Fairmont, Minn, tomorrow (Wednesday) night. Former Governor Dan Turner of Corning will be the featured speaker. TO UNDERGO SURGERY C. V. Fowler, Algona merchant, who has been in St. Mary's hospital, Rochester, Minn., for th$ past week, is expected to undergo major surgery Wednesday, Mrs Fowler is in Rochester with her husband. Everybody Will Be Coming To February DOLLAR DAYS IN ALGONA This Week-End 1 Hundreds and Hundreds of Bargain* in Algona Store*

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