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§t*t» HirtorlOal Iowa city; la* By Rust Waller There are over 40 group pictures in today's • Upper Des Moinos of the 4-H clubs in Kossuth county, but we think it onl> proper that special credit be given to several persons who before they knew it found therri- selyes taking pictures for this issue. One of them was Harold Clark of the Bancroft Register. Club groups in his area, asked by us for group pictures and not finding thernselves with adequate camera equipment to'do the job themselves, called on Harold to provide the picture, and as a result he took seven or eight' to be found in today's UDM. Bob Johnson, extension service youth assistant for the county, also learned photography in a hurry and snapped a .few pictures out around the county with a camera he never saw until a few hours earlier. * * * Down at Iowa Stale Teachers college, three 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 wan named program director. Hutzell and Miss Collins are juniors; 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' r e wagering they came from Ralph Miller, who with his wife has been 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 al.'.o appearing in the Matamorps, Mexico, bull ring, which is just over the border. * * ' * Things we don't like to see ... so many of our good county citizens moving to other parts, some to the west coast, others to 'farms chiefly in Minnesota... the tendency for heart attacks and other 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 . some local corners .. .increasing warnings that the water level of the great midwest is steadily dropping and that wells in many areas of Iowa are going dry. * * » At Ihe Farm & Home vaudeville show presented lust 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 anothei 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 perfoimi.-r. * * * One of the 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 Earl Butz, who told the house agriculture committee that "at heart" he was opposed to all farm control programs ... that being the case, it's difficult to understand how any program can be developed, and after 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 he also 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 16th birthday by entertaining about 50 frit-iids at a birthday party in the firm's display room. The windows were coated with bon-ami and the floors waxed, with 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 inquired if the place had closed! ISTABLISHCD 1163 Knifed MMtofig clAtt matt** «< ithi ' £°«°««# *« Iowa, Nov. 1. 1932< under Act of Congress of Mdreh 3, AL6ONA, IOWA, TUSSDAY, MARCH 6, 1956 ' 3 SECTIONS - 24 PAGES VOL. 93 - NO. 10 File 2 Suits For $64,705 Damages FOUR CANDIDATES FOR TWO SENTRAL POSTS Fenton—Election 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 Fenton school building. Terms of Wilfred Stoeber and Raymond Zwiefel expire, aod both are candidates for reelection. Also candidates are Norman Larson and William G. Wiener. The district includes the former Lone Rock - Seneca - Fenton school areas. The Sentral district will also vote Wednesday, April 4, on the proposal to issue $450,000 in bonds to construct a new high school. Voting will be in the Lone Rock school on this question. Several Contests In Area School Elections Fire Strikes Paetz Farm On Saturday Algona, Sentral Districts Find Interest Rising Kossuth county school districts will go to the polls next Monday, Ma"rch 12, between the hours of noon and 7 p.m., to elect school directors where terms are expiring. •' In most instances all incumbent candidates are seeking reelection, and in only two do there appeal- 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 Irvington twp. is a third candidate. Hum has been farming in Cresco twp. and Hutchins is from Algona. The terms of the two to be elected are for three years. Voting will be -it the high school. Meet Your NEW NEIGHBORS BANCROFT DIRECTORS 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. ONE VACANCY UP FOR LuVERNE SCHOOL BOARD Luverne — 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 Sorensen, incumbent, a.can- didate for reelection. Another school board election will be held here in early summer when the entire board is elected for the newly formed LuVerne Community school district. LEDYARD INCUMBENTS FILE FOR REELECTION Ledyard — Mrs W. E. Wiemer and Harold 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 expire on the Titonka school board. H. W. Kitzinger is the director whose term is expiring, and Mrs Ethel Downs is the treasurer. BURT TO ELECT THREE DIRECTORS Burt — Three directors will be elected for the Burt Community school district next Monday. Delmar Angus and Wayne Keith, incumbents, are candidates for reelection to three-year terms, and Elwyn Atenzel who was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by his father's death, is a candidate to complete the remaining two years of that term. Voting will be at the 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 sprained her left ankle. Mr and Mrs LeRoy H. Lau and daughters. Deanna, 14, and Barbara, 11. shown here, might never have moved to Algona if it hadn't been for a pesky case of ulcers suf- . fered by Mr Lau. The Laus have become well-known by all persons' in , this area who engage in that very popular pastime —• roller skating — since they arrived here six months ago. Mr Lau, due to ulcers, was forced to sell his recreation parlor and sporting goods store, which he had owned and operated 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 purchased the Star Roller Rink. LeRoy was born and raised at Garner, attended school there, and then was in CCC work in Minnesota, Arkansas and Iowa for about ten years. He latex 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. Lola, Mrs Lau, was born, raised and attended school ' at Leon, where she was residing when she met Mr Lau. Following their marriage, the Laus settled at Grand River, where they made their home until coming to Algona. Deanna is an eighth grade student at Algona high school while Barbara is in sixth grade at Bryant. (Upper Des Moines Flashfoto) 800 Guests Invited For 4-H Day Here Saturday 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. Each county club will have a display in various Algona stores, and the president and vice president of the clubs will be on nand 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 having 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 C. A. Gutknecht and Mrs Ralph 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 Seiler, Mrs C. A. Gutknecht, Mrs Ray Winter, Mrs Frank Meyer, Mrs Geo, Kissner, Mrs Joe H. Loebach, 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 Ewing, Mrs Maynard Jensen, Mrs Ralph Walker, Mrs Glen Jenkinson, Mrs Ralph Tjaden, Lois Bentele, Mrs C. F. Callies, Mrs Clarence Brandt, Mrs .Bernard Yeoman, Mrs Kenneth Medin. 4-H Boys County Committee: Fred Asa, Philip Fisher, John Voss, Jr., Merle Edwards, Emi! Haase and Glenn Clark. Leaders, Robert Mayer, Ervin Meier, Maurice Bilsborough, Wm. Fritz, James Coady Jr., Raymond Lovstad, Lloyd Thorson, Floyd Ottman, Vincent Votteler, Ervin Borchardt, Ray Frieden, Ben Anliker, Soreh Pedersen, Sidney Payne, Gerald Soderberg, Ross Inman, Paul Trenary, D. O. Friests, Raymond K. Johnson, Louis Wiagert, Bill Kuecker, Alfred Bierstedt, Charles Brown, Albert Fish, Eugene Drager. Edward Kain, Earl Zwiefel, W. J. Stewart. Bernard Spangler, Frank Grant, Leander Vaske, Screal DeGeeter, Earl Crouch, Cecil Thoreson, Everett Johanson, Bernard Thilges, Ralph Reding, Kenneth Strayer, Wm. Dodds, Ray Cunningham, Joseph Skow, John J Mosbach, and Joe Reding. 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 presidents 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 introductions will take place. This meeting will adjourn by 8 p.m. and the club officers will receive free theatre tickets to the movie at the Algona theatre. Agnes E. Seely Pied Sunday; kites March 7 Funeral services for Mrs Agnes fi. 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- ficiate'at'the rites, and burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery. MifCullough'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 mill- ^nery shop operated by Nannie Seiche!!- in Algona. : She was married to James C. Seely, Algona, Aug. 27, ,1900, and tne 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 .yfi'o'm 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 War I, a member of the Garden Club and Congregational Church. 'Survivors include three sons, Howard, Claude and Kenneth Seely, Algona; and a brother, Alex J. Brown, "also *ol• Algona. : " Pallbearers at the funeral will be*- -, Roscoe Mawdsley, Walter Bleich, Wayne Keith, Ray Me-* Whorter, Clarence Riebhoff and Kyle Keith. Two Couples (Set 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 couples: Much 2 — H. D. Hennick and Pearl Atkinson, Odebolt. March 3 — Dean Zielske, Swea City, and Dorothy Ziersks, Elmore, Minn. March Enters Like A Lamb Fuel bills began to take a drop as the temperatures hiked upward during the past week. With one wary eye on the possibility of another blizzard or two, Weatherman Stu Albright reported a high reading of 54 degrees Monday, and the record ran to six straight days with readings far above the freezing mark. Date Hi L Feb. 28 - 30 -7 Feb. 29 47 11 Mar. 1 42 31 Mar. 2 —46 26 Mar. 3 41 29 Mar. 4 44 26 Mar. 5 54 28 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 flesigned 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 voters in the Grant Consolidated school area wish to discontinue the|r school and join with the Swea City and Ledyard districts. This information came from Leon McCoy, secretary of the Grant school district. A raging fire burned the entire roof off the farm home of Mrs Emma Paetz and 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. John Leininger Of Whittemore Dies, Aged 87 Whittemore—Funeral 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. Mc- Culiough's Funeral Chapel, Algona, was in charge of arrangements. John Frederick, son of Joseph and Mary Bailey Leininger, was born March 11, 1868 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, tVien 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 m death. Pallbearers at the funeral were Ewald and Edward Haack, Eugene Broederson, Frank Meine, Frank Schuller and John Leininger. 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 lir.u 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 since his death has been conducted by the son Dick. Mrs Paetz and her daughter, Heje'rt, heard a crackling sound 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. • I The Algona fire department received a call to the scene at 5 p.m., and despite the head start gained by the flames, actually had the conflagration under con: trol about an hour later. Two Algona trucks responded to the call. The firemen remained on the scene until 8:30 p.m. making sure the blaze was extinguish- ed'and left a portable light on all night as an aid in case flames erupted again, . ' Wesley's fire 'department' was'- caled by Kohl when the water 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. 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, Bill Geering, Ed Rich, George Lee and Robert Black. Fatal Cresco Twp. Crash Is Basis Of Suit Two damage suits, .resulting from an automobile crash last Sept. 17, were filed iri Kossuth district court Monday. , Named as defendants m both suits was Kenneth Potter of Al-j gona, who was 21 at the time of the accident. He is being- sued for a total of $64,706.33. The first suit, asking $20.704.43, was filed by Luella Ann Murphy as administratrix of the estate of William .Patrick Murphy, who was eight years old when he was fatally injured in the crash of cars driven 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 nsks judgment for $44,000.09. Charge Ntgligtnc* 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 twd miles west and three miles south of Algona in Cresco township. Also injured in the crash was Donald Hansen, 17, who was riding with Potter. The Murphy boy was taken.to 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 from the injuries, the petition states. No reply had had time to be filed by the defendant's attorneys. A jury trfaT was demanded by plaintiffs attorneys. ""'." ''99 ft ""Court' Jujtoinin*; "• .' ^ ,.T In oth«eif-;distriet'.:court'.ihatteri of the past lew days, a judgment for $918.72 • was rendered, March 2, by Judge G. W| Stillman in the case of John Rosheim versus Julius and Ed Juchem. The case was filed as the .result of the sale of hay by' thfe/-plaintiff starting Feb. 3, 1955, inv6Jving a total of 2113 bales at.V,42£, cents a bale. The Juchems^have 'lived in the Wesley-Titonka, 'arfea, « New cases dpcketed 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 from 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. Lane named as defendants. Soil Conservation District Banquet A total of 150 persons attended the Kossuth County Soil Cona servation District's annual meeting and banquet at Hurt Feb. 28. A program followed the banquet. Featured speaker was Marvin Anderson, associate director of extension at Iowa State College. Joe Skow, Wesley, waa master of ceremonies and other speakers included J. C. Skow, Wesley, who reported on the origin and progress of the local district; Torsten Lagerstrom, Burt and William H. Greiner, Jefferson, assistant secretary to the state conservation committee. Report Prowlers At Whittemore Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst was called 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 ha 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 door open. WELCOME! 4-H CLUBS OF KOSSUTH COUNTY THE MCONA UPPER DES HOMES AND AIGONA MERCHANTS PRESENT IN THIS ISSUE A PICTORIAL PRESENTATION OF 4-H CUIB MEMKRS FROM All THE CLUBS IN THE COUNTY!