The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 6, 1956 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 6, 1956
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-," There, tures Moiries' 6f:the ;4-n< ciubs. in suth; county, btit we think it /only proper:: that' special credit, be giyeii'to Several persons who before they knew it found themselves taking' pictures for this is'sue, ;-;:-•'' •,.-./,; y ',;•;'..;':' •-;• Q'n^jbfcthem was Harold dlark Register. Club hi$ ai&a, asked by, .us finding lOffgreup Uoper< Dept. of Hl£te>£? D68 Jloine* 19, Iowa Entered as second claw ina«W at tftis s , ' lowfli Nov. i. '1934,under Act of Congfesii,«« March 3, -ItftK . \ ALOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 1956 3 SECTIONS - 24 PAGES VOL. 93 - NO. 10 ,705 Damages •-'• vlae he ir ,„. foundjin Way'i _.._,._.. Bob- Johnson, extension ; ,seVvlce -youth assistant for the*'county,' also learned photography in a hurry and; snapped a'fe;w, pic- .tures out around,the county with a -camera' he. never saw tintil -a few hours fearlierr.i • - •'•-•'; ..,..';•'•' •,.' •• : . •••„*• V \'f', ' * •'•' '••' '•' "•'• •' Sown at: Iowa iStaie Teachers .college, threV students from Algona began holding top positions on the campus radio station as of March 1. Floyd Hutzell and Sheridan Strayer took Over the jobs of station manager and chief engineer respectively.. Earlier in the year, Carol , Collins was named program director. Hutzell and ' Miss Collins are junjofs; Strayer is a sophomore. » • . * . * Our weekly mail bag also brought a collection of clippings from Brownsville,' Texas, papers —and while there was no -message or identification w e 1 r e wagering they 'came from'Ralph Miller, who, with his wife has beeri down there for a few Weeks ...seems a British frigate dropped in for a visit, among other activities down Brownsville way. A lady bullfighter is ako up- pearing. in the Matamorps, Mexico, bull ring, which is just over -the border. ' . ' * ».' •* ; . Things, We don't like to see ; ;i so"irjany, of our 'good bounty 'citizens' rho'vUVgsto; other parts', •: some to the west Coast, others to , .farms..^.cWfeflX^ in -Minnesota. .-i the" tfeflafency for Heal*'attacks and othe.r. serious ailments to strike locally in age groups where you would hardly. expect them ...such a lack of interest in most school elections, where the largest portion of local'taxes are spent.. .the .tendency of younger drivers to see how fast they can take 1 some local corners 1 ,.. .increasing warnings that the water level.'of. the great midwest is steadily dropping and. that wells in many areas of Iowa, are going kosjf&fe' county schom 'districts Will go to the'polls ne*f Monday Marc go to :h 12, between the hours 'of rtpon and'7-p.m.,. to elect school directors wherfe terms are expiring.^ . •-'•;;, ,••.'.';. "4, -.-•.; -•; In most instances allt>iricum- beht candidates 'are -seeking reelection, and in only two do thej-e appear to be', any contests. In the- Algona Community School district, the terms of Paul Hurn and,'Eugene H. Hutchins are expiring. They are both candidates for reelection. Edward Arend, who farms in Irvihgton twp. is a third candidate. Hurn has been farming in Cresco twp. and Hut.chins is from Algona. The terms of the two to be elected are for three years. Voting will be it the high school. FOUR CANDIDATES FOR TWO SENTRAL POSTS Fenion—Ejection of two school directors for the Sentral Community school district will take place between noon and 7 p.m. next. Monday with voting'at the Fentori schooUbuilding.. ; Terms of 'Wilfred |3toeber and Raymond Zwiefel expire, and both are candidates for reelection.' Also candidates are Norman -Larson and William G. Wiener. The district'includes the former Lone Rock -: Seneca - Fen ton school areas. ' •"-.'.• The Sentral district will, also vote Wednesday, April 4, on the proposal to j issue ;• $£50,0.00 -in .bonds to- construct ;a Inew .high School Elections Meet Your NEW dry. t Ledyard and Harold At ihe Farm & Home vaudeville show presented last Friday afternoon, one of the performers, working fantastic miracles with balloons, received some audience assistance from several youngsters. To one of them he popped the question, "You eat'Wheaties?" —the 3-year-old came right back, "No, Sugar Jets." At another point he asked a little girl if she were a Republican or a Democrat, then had'to lean over to catch the answer—she was a Catholic— "That makes two* of us,"-replied Billy Romano, the perfotmw. * » * One of ihe most interesting statements of the past week,- in connection with the pros and cons on farm programs and how. and what they should be and do, came from Department of Agriculture Assistant Secretary vEarl Butz, who told the house agriculture committee that "at heartf? hp was opposed to all farm control programs... that being the case, it's difficult to understand how any program can be developed, and afters development properly administered, .when the Assistant Secretary admits he isn't in favor of ANY program. • ' * * ' Walt Hall of Algona Implement found a unique way to get his windows washed and floor waxed, Saturday night •... but hejalso had to do- some explaining this week 'that the place;of business was NOT closing.,Saturday night he arranged for his Daughter, Jean, to observe her 19th birthday by entertaining about 50 friends at a birthday party in the firm's display room. The windows were coated with bpn*arni and the floors waxed, \yith the Halls serving lunch at the close of the evening... only thing was, before the bon-ami could be removed from the windows Monday morning, some curious folks in- ... quired if the place had closed!. ed her left ankle. Rock -school; on Ithis* effesHon;?.'; I.'..,' 1 r*—&T*»: '' ''""• '"- ' " BANCROFT DIHECfORS UP FOR REELECTION Bancroft — The terms .of Harold V, Clark and Wilbur Fox expire on the • Bancroft , school board and, both are candidates for reelection for three-year terms. A.' A, Droessler, treasurer, is also a candidate for reelection, • • .- • —o— >- '•' '• ' ONE VACANCY UP'FOH LuVERNE SCHOOL BOARD L'uverne — There will be one vacancy to 'be filled Here on the LuVerne Consolidated Independent school board, March 12. Hugh Shirk, incumbent, is a candidate for reelection. The office of treasurer is also to be filled, with Dorothy Soi:ensen, incumbent,' a candidate for reelection. Another school board election will be held here in early summer when the entire board is elected I for the newly formed LuVerne Community school district. LEDYARD INCUMBENTS FILE FOR REELECTION . Mr and Mrs LeRoy H. Lau and daughters, Deanna; 14, and Barbara, H, shown here, might never have moved' toi Algottfi if it hadn't been for; a pesky case of ulceks'suf- fered By Mr Lau. ,,' . . - ( ;" ; ;•'.: TRe Laus have become well-known by all persons in this area;- ; who engage in lhat very popular pastime -r-/ roller skating — since |hey arrived here six months ago. f 'f Mr Lau, due to ulcers, was forced to sell his recreation parlor, arid sporting, goods store, which'he had owned and operaled for ten years at Grand River, and get into some sort of, business that required much less manual labor. Mr and Mrs Lau and their family came here in September, after Mr Lau purphased the Star Roller Rink. . .LeRoy was born and raised,at Garner, attended school there, and then was in CCC work in iMinnesota, Arkansas and Iowa for about ten years. He later was employed by a feed company at Missouri Valley for three years, then, spent a year in the Martin bomber plant at Omaha, .the city where he met and married Mrs Lau. -^ -.;.,• f> ; , • Lola, Mrs Lau, was born, raised'and attended school at Leon, where she was residing when she met Mr Following their marriage, the'Laus settled at iGrand River, where they made their home until coming to Algbna. Deanna is • an eighth grade student at Algona'vhigh school while Barbara is in sixth grade at Bryant, fj, (ypper Des Moines Flashfoto) ," . ^ . 4-H Day HeriB Saturday Mrs W. E. Wiemer Herzog, incumbent school board members, have filed for reelection for, three-year terms. W. E. Wiemer will be a candidate for reelection as treasurer for two years. TITONKA TO PICK ONE DIRECTOR & TREASURER Titonka — The term of one director and the treasurer expke on the Titonka school board. H. W. Kitzihger is the director whose term is expiring, and Mrs Ethel Downs is the treasurer. BURT TO ELECT THREE DIRECTORS Bmrt «r- Three directors will be elected for the Burt Community school district next Monday. Del- mai> Angus and Wayne Keith, incumbents, are candidates for reelection to three-year terms, and Jjjlwyn Atenzel who was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by his father's death, is a candidate to co.mplete the remaining two of that term. Voting will be years at th< ,e city hall. • Sprains An Ankle Whittemore—.Mrs Joe Nordseth had the misfortune to slip and fall in her kitchen last week Sunday morning and severely sprain- Algona will be host, Saturday, March 10, to all 4-H club members and leaders from Kossuth county, in observance of National 4-H Week,which is March 3-11. Eaqh county club will have a display in various Algona stores, and the president and vice president of the clubs will be on hand to explain the .various club projects. In this issue of The Algona Upper Des Moines will be found individual club pictures sponsored by local firms, in most cases by the firms where the club is tia'ving its display. 49 Clubs In County Kossuth county has a total 4-H club membership of 833, with 428 members in the boys clubs and 405 members in the girls clubs. There are 49 clubs in the county, wtih 98 adult leaders. The 4-H project had its beginning about 50 years ago, and there are now two million boys and girls in some 48,000 clubs. The local leaders who are responsible for guiding the 4-H youth in Kossuth Co. includes the 4-H Girls County Committee: Mrs Henry Looft, chairman,, Mrs Wayne Keith, Mrs R. I. Anderson, Mrs Mrs C. Ralph A. Gutknecht and Thompson; and leaders, Mrs Clarence Diers, Mrs Paul simmons, Mrs Lawrence Menke, Mrs Maurice Froehle, Mrs Raymond Lovstad, Mrs Dean Andrews, Mrs Ethel Chamberlain, Mrs Ervin Gerber, Mrs Lloyd Thorson, Mrs Harvey C. Larsen, Mrs Arno Juhl, Mrs Lloyd Sunde, Mrs Alfred Zielske, Mrs Wallace Reynolds, Mrs Albert Kollasch. Mrs Gordon Dudding, Mrs Vernon Daley, Mrs Martin Seller, Mrs C. A. Gutknecht, Mrs Ray Winter, Mrs Frank Meyer, Mrs Geo. Kissner, Mrs Joe H. Loeb,ach. Jr., Mrs J. Mallory, Eleanor Peterson, Mrs Leonard Mullins. Mrs Charpel Hauswirth, Mrs Clifton Benschoter, Mrs Herman Wise, Mrs Leonard Arndorfer, Mrs J. M. Patterson, Mrs Joseph Sinn- well, Mrs Alvin Klein, Mrs Hubert O'Brien, Mrs N. J. Weydert, Mrs Lawrence Johannesen, Mrs Wm. Dorsey. Mrs Martin Wilberg, Mrs E. L. Peters, Mrs June gwing, Mrs Maynard Jensen, Mrs Ralph Walker, Mrs Glen Jenkinson, Mrs Ralph Tjaden, Lois Bentele, Mrs C. F. Callies, Mrs Brandt, Mrs Bernard Clarence Yeoman, Mrs Kenneth Medin. 4-H Boys County Committee: Fred Asa, Philip Fisher, John Voss, Jr., Merle Edwards, Emi! Haase and Glenn Qlark. Leaders, Robert Mayer, Ervin Meier, Maurice Bilsborough, Wm. Fritz, James Coady Jr., Raymond Lovstad, Lloyd Thorson, Floyd QU- man, Vincent 'Votteler, Ervin Borchardt, Ray Frieden, Ben An- Jiker, Soren Pedersen, Sidney Payne, Gerald Soderberg, Ross Inman, 1 Paul Trenary, D. O. Friests, Raymond K. Johnson, Louis Wingert, Bill Kuecker, Alfred Bierstedt, Charles Brown, Albert Fish, Eugene Drager, Edward Kain, Earl Zwiefel, W. J. Stewart. Bernard Spangler. Frank Grant, Leander Vaske, Screal DeGeefer, Earl Crouch, Cecil Thoreson, Everett Johanson, Bernard Thilges, Ralph Reding, Kenneth Strayer, Wm. Dodds, Ray Gunningham, Joseph Skow, John J. Mosbach, and Joe Redingt Guests At Dinner General leadership is provided by the Kossuth Extension Service of which Dean Barnes is extension director with Bob Johnson as 4-H activity director. The club presidents and vice >residents will guests at supper, Saturday evening, of the firms where their displays are being shown, and following that, at 7:15 p.m., a meeting' for all will be held briefly in the high school annex where , general introduce tions will take place. This meeting wili adjourn by 8 p.rn. and the club officers will receive free theatre tickets to the movie at the Algona theatre. Ijnes E. Seely lied Sunday; Rites March 7 V Funeral services for Mrs Agnes E. Seely, 81, lifelong resident of the Algona area, will be held Wednesday, March 7, in the' Congregational Church at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Gerald G. Hallauer will of- ficate at the rites, and burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery. 'TilcCullough's Funeral Chapel Is in charge of arrangements. Mrs Seely died suddenly Sunday at 10:30 a.m. She had been in failing health for the past year, but her' death was unexpected.. Agnes E., daughter of Alex and Margaret Brown, was born Dec. 27, 1874 in the Brown farm home in Cresco township southwest of Algona. She grew up there and later attended the old Normal College, then taught school at Armstrong and worked in a millinery shop operated by Nannie Setchell ih Algona. She was married to'James C. Seely, Algona, Aug. 27, 1900, and the Seelys farmed in Plum Creek township, seven miles northeast of Algona, Following Mr Seely's death in 1910,/Mrs Seely moVed to town until^her three boys graduated- from high school, then moved back to the home place where she lived until her death. Mrs Seely was local chairman for the Red Cross during World Warjf'-si member of the Garden Clulf and Congregational Church. Survivors include three sons, " • Claude and Kenneth iAlj5ona; Fire Strikes Paetz Farm On Saturday 'allbearers at the funeral wi bfit:>Hoscoe Mawdsley, Walter Bl$'teJ>>'Wayne Keith, Ray Mc- Whorler, Clarence Riebhbff and Kyle Keith. March Enters Like A Lamb ' Fuel bills bega'ri to take a drop as the temperatures hiked upward during the past week. With ojie wary eye on the possibility of another blizzard or two, Weatherman Stu Albright reported^ high reading of 54 degrees Monday, and the record ran to six straight days with readings 'ar above the freezing mark. Dale Hi Feb. 28 30 Feb. 29 - 47 Two Couples Get Wedding Licenses Two marriage licenses have been issued during the past week at the office of Alma Pearson, clerk of the district court here. They went to the following cou-" pies: Much 2 — H. D. Hennick and Pearl Atkinson, Odebolt. Much 3 — Dean Zielske, Swea City, and Dorothy Ziereks, Elmore, Minn. tfar. tfar. Mar. Mar. .42 .46 -41 -44 .54 L -7 11 31 26 29 26 28 A raging fire burned the entire roof off the farm home of Mrs Emma Paetz pnd caused untold damage to household items late Saturday afternoon. Sparks from a chimney caused the blaze on the Paetz farm, nine miles northeast of Algona, according to Algona Fire Chief Ira Kohl. Mn Leininger Of Whittemore Rain, with the possibility of snow is .on the agenda for the next day or two. Draw Plans, New St. Cecelia's High Plans are progressing on the proposed new St. Cecelia's high school building, according to Msgr. P. P. Gearen. James Loftus, Omaha, who designed the St. Cecelia's church, has been chosen as architect for the new school building. Blue prints are being drawn at present and bids for the construction work will be let as soon as possible following completion of the blue prints and specifications. The present school will be maintained as a grade school, While the new building will be used solely for high school classes. Begin Legal Work On Grant School There will be no vote until the latter part of March on the question of whether or not the 1 , voters in the Grant Consolidated school area wish to discontinue their school and join with the Swea City and Ledyard districts. This information came from Leon McCoy, secretary Gra.nt school district. Whitlemore—Funeraj services for John F. Leininger, 87, were held 'Saturday at 2 p.m. in St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Rev, Paul Weinhold officiated and burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery east of Whittemore. McCullough's Funeral Chapel, Algona, was in charge of arrangements. • John Frederick, son of Joseph and Mary Bailey Leininger, was born March 11, 18C8 at Archbold, Ohio. At the age of 13 he came to Iowa with his parents, who established their home in Lotts Creek township. He attended the Lutheran school at Lotts Creek and farmed for several years. He and his parents moved to Oklahoma, where he married Bertha Varner, then returned to the Lotts Creek neighborhood in 1902 where he completed many extensive tiling projects. He had been a resident of the Good Samaritan Home at Mason City for the past 18 months, and died there at 3 a.m. Thursday following serious illness during the past several weeks. Mr Leininger is survived by his two daughters, Mrs Fred Haack, New Hampton, and Mrs Helen Athey, Yakima, Wash.; two sisters, Mrs Eva/Meine, Estherville, and Mrs Elizabeth Brandt, Wapello, Wash; a brother, Joseph, Lotts Creek; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Three sisters and a brother preceded him in death. Pallbearers at the funeral were Ewald and Edward Haack, Eugene Broederson, Frank Meine, Frank Schuller and John Leininger. Mrs Paetz: and her daughter Helen, heaixi a crackling sounc while' doing some work on the second floor of the large home Further investigation of the sound provided the cause—the roof was on fire. The Algona fire departmen' received' a call to the scene at p.m., and despite the head sta^t gained by the flames, actually had the conflagration under control about an hour later. Two Algona trucks responded to the call. The firemen remained on the scene until 8:30, p.rn..majting sure the blaze was extinguish? e4a.n,4 left, a; portable yght^oa al •night.-as -.. an \aldrttt,-"Case, flanfes ' Stomac Leases Iowa Central Line Iowa Central Motor Express, which operated between here and Mason City, has been leased to the Stomac Motor Freight Company. The firm will continue operating between here and Mason City but with their own truck and driver. They will co-operate with the Post dray line here and the Post line will deliver goods to surrounding towns off the regular Stomac line. It is approximately 30 years since the late Hugh Post bought the business and which caled by IC6hl when, the supply was nearly diminshed and the two fire departments completed the clean-up work. Some household goods' were damaged, although a large portion, including major appliances and furniture, clothing and miscellaneous items, were removed from the house by a large group of neighbors and members of the Paetz family. All items removed from the house, were'later stored under coVer at various places in the area. No estimate of loss has been made, but will undoubtedly run into thousands of dollars. It is probable a new roof will be constructed. The fire' was exactly three weeks after the death of Mr Paetz, who died Saturday, Feb. 11. of the since his death has been conducted by the son Dick C. N. Robinson Rites Thursday Funeral services for Chester N. Robinson, 71, will be held at the First Baptist Church in Algona at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Roland Andrews.will officiate and burial will be in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. McCullough's Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrane- ments. Mr Robinson died Sunday night at St. Ann Hospital. Chester Nathan, son of Nathan R. and Effie Rickard Robinson, was born May 4, 1884 at San Jose, Cal., and came to Iowa when one year old. The Robinsons lived four miles west of Algona until 1921. Mr Robinson was married Feb. 3, 1904 to Maude Mae Rickabaugh at Spirit Lake, and they then farmed his grandfather's place until 1950, when they moved to Algona. They lived at 714 N. Church street. Survivors, besides Mrs Robinson, include three daughters, Mildred, Algona; Verla (Mrs Earl Miller), Algona; and Ruth (Mrs Keith Stephens), Plover; a sister, Mrs Nellie Sands and Mr Robinson's mother, Mrs N. R. Robinson, Sarasota, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. A sister and brother preceded him in death. Pallbearers at the funeral will be John Sabin, Evert Richardson, Fatal Cresco Twp. Crash Is Basis Of Suit Two damage suits, resulting from an automobile crash last Sept. 17, were filed in Kossuth district court Monday. Named as defendants in both suits was Kenneth Potter of Algona, who Was 21 at the time of the accident. He is '< being sued for a total of $64,705.33. The first suit, asking $20,704.4.1, was filed by Luella Ann Murphy as administratrix of -the estate of William Patrick Murphy, who was eight years old when he wus fatally .injured' in the crash of cars dnvep by Potter, and one driven by his father, Patrick Murphy. The second suit was filed by Patrick Murphy, father of the dead boy, and he asks judgment, for $44,000.09. v ; ChttrgevNegligence Both suits charge that the Potter', car was being driven with dangerous. and, excessive speed, and In a careless^and negligent manner. The .'accident happened •about 6:30 p.m. on;Sept. 17, 1955, at a county road intersection two miles west and three-'miles south of Algona in Cresco township. Also injured in ; ithe, crash was Donald Hansen,p7,'\,w..ho was rJxly: ' ;:: -- ing with The Murphy boy was;; takipn 16, St. Ann hospital after the crash, and died the next day of. injuries received in the mishap. ;" His father, in his petition for damages, says that he suffered many injuries, fractured, contusions and abrasions, and that his injuries required a skull operation which was performed at St. Mary's hospital in Rochester. He is still suffering .ir'otii the injuries, the "petition' 'states ' Bill Geering, Kd Rich, Lee and Robert Black. George In of the pas.t few'.days. a,judgment for $918.72 was rendered, March 2, by Judge G. W|.Stlllman m the case of John Rosheirri versus Julius and Ed Juchem. was filed as the .result of the sale of hay by the .plaintiff starting Feb. 8, 1955, involving a total of 2113 bales at .425 cents a bale. The Juchems have, lived in the Wesley-Titonka area. New cases docketed included a charge of operating a motor vehicle while license was under suspension,'in which .Francis Anthony Weaver was bound over to district court after waiving a preliminary hearing before Justice C. H. Ostwinkle, March 1. He entered a plea of not guilty. The charge against Weaver, who is irom Lakota, was filed by State highway Patrolman Harland T. Sievers. Bail was set at $500. George M. Harris is plaintiff in a petition in equity involving a lease arrangement and understanding, with Mr and Mrs Wm. ..ane named as defendants. Soil Conservation District Banquet A total of 150 persons attended he Kossuth County Soil Cona ervation District's annual meet- ng and banquet at Burt Feb. 28. A program followed the ban- |uet. Featured speaker was Marr in Anderson, associate director f extension at Iowa Sta,te Col- ege. Joe Skow, Wesley, was master of ceremonies and other peakers included J, C. Skow. \Vesley, who reported on the rigin and progress of the local jstrict; Torsten Lagerstrom, Burt nd William H. Greiner, Jet'fer- on, assistant secretary to the tate conservation committee. Report Prowlers At Whittemore Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was ailed to Whittemore, Sunday evening, to check a report that prowlers had been tampering with the premises around two Whittemore homes. Dr. Hugh F. Geiger said he heard prowlers outside the windows of his home, and the Ralph Bauers, who live next door, returned to find a lite on at the rear of their home and the back dour open. WELCOME! 4-H CLUBS OF KOSSUTH COUNTY THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES AND ALGONA MERCHANTS PRESENT IN THIS ISSUE A PICTORIAL PRESENTATION OF 4-H CLUB MEMBERS MOM All THE CLUBS IN THE COUNTY!

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