The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 20, 1956 · Page 9
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 20, 1956
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Historical Iowa oity; la. <*3"ii*atl6n °f «ft Algana Industrial .t nl Co *P°F*H°» were id b» unfolded f6r the first \ IS". 1 ! 1 ! 1 m ««'. in 9 *« * h * A1 9°*« Chamber 61 Annex evening (Tuesd** ) at the hish school i 116 P? 0 ** 08 * 1 ' *0fl shares ef stock in In* non- -laxable eorpefafiofi w&uld be offered at $100 Unfold Plans For Industrial Development Corp. » ., ' sold *6uld thus fund * «'ii u o u us °** « Worng fund of $lO,ooo as a base for endeavoring lo bfing about industrial development locally. Unde* the proposal, each purchaser of stock wdiild hate dfte rote in selection of a b&ard of director* of rline member* to handle affairs of the corporation. Each pur- chassiy regardless of number of shares, would have but on* vote. From the nine directors a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer would be elected. The corporation would be non-laxable, non-profit, and By Russ Waller * 6 « .Inez Wolfe, secretary of the Algona school board, is»at a loss to understand why anyone today is unfamiliar vyith the fact that a check mark in a ballot square spoils a .ballot. Only an "X" marked within the square is legal—check marks do not count m a school election, or any other ... might be that the laws need changing to make a check-mark OK but until the laws are changed they will not count. . * * * When Leonard Mullins of LuVerne iwp. misses going to church of a Sunday morning, there is a penalty—Leonard has to get the family dinner for noon ... this has done two things for Leonard, First, he has learned something about cooking. Second, it has a tendency lo make him think twice before he decides not to go. * » * Dean L. Barnes, county extension director, wouldn't believe it except that it happened to him all in one day, March 10 to be exact... he heard thunder, saw a flock of ducks, and got stuck m the snow, all on the same day. * « « One local business man, looking out the window, with the store empty except for employees, remarked, 'We got plenty of Chiefs but no Indians." * V |> One of bur readers sent us a little clipping from somewhere or other with the interesting in- foiTnaticm that 'from January- through September, 1955, over 12 million dollars worth of hams were imported from Communist Poland, according to the Department of Commerce ... and other pork imports trom the same country brought the grand total pork imported from this one country to over 14 million dollars in value. During the same period, we EXPORTED only $2,642,000 worth of products ... our contributor added that anyone who objects to Polish pork helping drive down the price of American pork might write then- Congressman or Senators Or maybe Mr Benson! * » * The number of dairies in Iowa was cut almost in half during the past few years, according to the state agriculture'department. By the end of 1955, from a previous high of 527, the total had dropped to 271... 256 dairies dropped by the wayside. as such it is thought that the investment of share-holders would b* deductible for income tax purposes. the plan is dne that was developed locally after a study of numerous similar plans evolved and now in operation in other cities in the area, by the industrial development committee of the Algona Chamber of Commerce, of which H. C. LaBattfeift chairman, and of which Jim Palmer, M. C. Melcalf, Dick Carr, Lawrence Winkel, Eugene Cook; and Les Kenyon are members. Ted E. Davidson, managing director of the IdWa Development Commission, was to be the guest speaker at thtt banquet program. His subject was to' be "Industrial De» velopmenf", a theme that is of great general interest at the moment here and throughout the slate. Also to be announced at the meeting were the new directors elected by the various bureaus of the Chamber during the past week. JWotne* ESTABLISHED 1063 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1933. under Act Of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGOIfA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 1956 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 93 - NO. 12 Let Bids For New School Addition State Cmdr. Of Legion Speaks Here Thursday 37 Past Heads Of Algona Legion To Be Honored All 37 past commanders of the Algona post of the American Legion, from which group 32'are still living, will be honored Thursday evening at a banquet and program to be held at the Legion Hall here. Trio Confesses Robberies At Lakota and Ledyard i , Wll , h lhe arrest , <? f three T win City men, following • running gun fight at Danbury, Wis., law enforcement officers of three states have solved a serie* of burglaries, including five at Ledyard and three at Lakoia. which took-place the night olf February 21. Sheriff Ralph Lmdhorsi went to Wisconsin last Wednesday, where one of the captured mo, confessed to having robbed the Carpenter Hardware, Eoesdal Grocery, Farmers Elevator, Hod: Island Lumber and the pool hall, all of Ledyard and Brack's Market, Ukena Hardware and Thompson Yard office in Lakota. One of the men was wearing a pair of boots stolen from. Brack's. Two of them were from St. Paul, the other from Minneapolis. They were 31 ahd 83 years of age. Sheriff Lmdhorst said they had in their possession a few other items stolen from Kossuth county. Prosecution will take place in Wisconsin, where th» men were apprehended. They were seen leaving a building at Danbury, after a robbery; got into a gunfight with a policeman, and were later captured by a combinatio.i of police, sheriff and patrol officers. A stale agent made the trip to Wisconsin with the Koisuth sheriff, and olher burglaries m Northern Iowa were also cleared up by the arrests. Republicans Pick County Delegates, State Meeting event upsel the family at their An unusual Roy Peru-son home 6% miles northwest of Swea City, Saturday night a week ago, during the blizzard . . . their television set caught fire. Happily, they were able to disconnect the machine and curry it outside before any great damage was done. It is thought that a .short circuit caused the blaze. • • • Sometimes one . wonders if maybe the southern states, left alone, might not be able to handle and solve their own particular state problems better than some of the "advisors" from other areas, not faced with the same problems at all, and knowing very little about them. Commander Lounsberry State Commander Robert Lounsberry will be the guest speaker. " Everett Baldus, present commander of the post, will preside, and Glenn Seger will furnish a musical program. The dinner is being served by the Legion Auxiliary. The local post was organized in 1919, and C. B. Laird was the first commander. Of those who have served since then five are dead—Dr. E. C. Hartman who served in 1922; D. E. Potter 1924 H. A. as A. E. Kresensky 1926; M. Falkenhainer, 1929; and W. Hawcott 1944. Others who have served post commander in the order in which they served beginning in 1920 are F. T. Sweet, W. L. Ayers, L. E. Linnan, Verle Vincent, M. G. Norton, Harry Godden, Loren Mlnkler, H, M. Smith, Archie Cunningham. G. D. Brundage, M. J. Streit. John Momyer, D. C. Hutchison, J. D. Lowe, Major Saul, W. A. Lorenz, E. A. Schemel, John Kohlhaas, R. H. Miller, Lloyd Robinson, Kermit Setchell, W. E. McGrew, Harry Greenberg. L. G. Kenyon, Bernard Dahlhauser, W .A. Shaup, Richard T. Post, Campbell Humphrey, Don T. Hemmingson, Bless R. Rusk, and the present commander, Everett Baldus. A large crowd, including many high school students from around the county, attended the Kossuth county Republican 'convention Friday morning at the courthouse in Algona. Main business of the meeting was the selection of 31 delegates lo the state convention in Des Moines April 9. The list of delegates selected was not made available by D. E. Dewel, the appointed chairman, to the press representative of the Upper Des Moines present at the meet... ing,,.,,-.- ,.,'• •• -,*.... Angus Cotton, county chairman for trie republican party, called the' meeting to order and D. E. Dewel was named chairman and Oliver Carlson, secretary of the convention. All persons present were given the right to vote on matters brought before the convention. Resolutions, which were prepared by a committee appointed by Cotton an hour before the There is youngsters one (und group of 4-H their parents), who received some rough treatment at the conclusion of the 4-H Day held here a week ago Saturday. The youngsters, from Seneca, were snowbound, and arranged to remain overnight at the Presthus home here ... en- route to the home, their car stalled Jn the snow, and they got out to push it free.. .in the meantime another car with several young men about 20 also stalled, and after the Seneca kids got back into their vehicle the men walked over and asked them to get out and push the other car .. . the youngsters afraid they would get stuck again themselves, declined, and kept moving ... as they pulled up in front of the Presthus home the second cur which had also got underway, und followed them, pulled alongside and the young men got out ... they smashed a window in the Seneca car.and ripped the jacket of one of the 4-H kids . ... in the meantime police were called ... by the time the police got there the other machine had disappeared. Famous ' Last men! Narrows! Lint—Pave- Wilbur Zeigler New V.F.W. Head Wilbur Zeigler, well-known Algona farmer, was elected com- munder of the local V.F.W. post during the annual election of officers at the business meeting Wednesday night, Mar. 14. A large crowd attended. Other officers elected include Vaughn Hoover, senior vice commander; Curtis Muth, junior vice commander, Jim Kelly, quartermaster; Charles Sparks, chaplain; Richard Riley, sergeant; Max Bartholomew, judge advocate; and Walter Barr, 3-year trustee. Installation Ottosen Woman Hurt In Crash Mrs Richard Kinseth of Ottosen vas reported in good condition at Lutheran hospital in Fort Donge A'here she was taken after being njured in a car accident about :30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14. Mrs Kinseth and children, Jary and Craig, were returning lome from Bode when she lost Control of her car about two miles out of Ottosen on Highway convention, were read and passed on a voice vote. In general, the county republicans voted to back Eisenhower in the presidential race; pommendgd the state legislature for its all-around work in the past session; approved Richard Everds, Estherville, as a possible delegate to the national convention in San Francisco; endorsed L. W. Nitchals, county attorney, Marc Moore, auditor, and Dr. J. M. Schutter, coroner, incumbent office-holders, for re-elect tion; pledged support for any other republican candidates for county offices; and favored a re*" apportionment plan for the selection of senators and representatives in the state of Iowa. Howard Seely was appointed to committee 31-person the state 222. The auto went into the ditch and rolled over twice. -Mrs Kinseth suffered compound fractures of the ankle and cuts. The children were not hurt. Extensive damage was caused to the car. of these officers will be held during the regular meeting Wednesday night, April 11, at which time an oyster stew feed will be featured in connection with the current membership drive. Charles Devine is the retiring commander. Infant In Hospital Mary Ann Kaiser, 9Vz month old daughter of Mr and Mrs Herbert A. Kaiser, has been hospitalized at University Hospital in Iowa City the past 15 days in order to determine the cause of a heart condition. She is also scheduled for heart surgery next week and her condition is serious. Witness Crash In Which 3 Died Mr and Mrs Wm. C. Dau returned last week from a seven weeks trailer vacation to Florida, and on the way home were the •third car to arrive at the scene of an automobile crash which took three lives, and involved three cars. They had spent most of theii time in Florida in the St. Petersburg area, and also enjoyed foui days in Cuba, flying both ways by plane from Tampa. With them on the Cuban trip were Mr and Mrs Henry Orthel of Titonka, and Mrs Andrew Peterson, formerly of Titonka, who now lives at Clearwater, Fla. They also ran across the Roy Bjustroms, Lloyd Muckeys, Russ Cooks, E. K. Pittmans and Clem Cavanaughs in St. Petersburg. The auto accident scene was in Florida. Mr Dau helped remove two of the dead people from one car, just a few seconds before fire ignited and destroyed one of the crushed vehicles. head a five-person which selected the county delegation to convention. During presidential election years, there are two county and state conventions. The first is for the selection of presidential delegates and the second following the primary election for making contested nominations and to write the platform for the party which is derived from resolutions. An announcement was made concerning junior delegates to the state convention. It is hoped at 'east two can be selected from ;ach school in the county, from either the junior or senior class. Transportation to and from the one-day convention will be furnished by party members. There were students from Titonka, Burt and Algona, and perhaps others, present at the county convention. DEMOCRATS SET MORE CAUCUS DATES Precinct caucuses have been set as follows for county Democrats. March 22, 8 p.m., Wesley Public School— Buffalo, Wesley and Prairie twps. MarcH 23, 8 p.m., Ramsey Twp. Center School — Ramsey, Portland and German twps. Herman S. Studer, district committeeman, will be at both meetings. All other Democratic county caucus dates were announced previously. March 22, 8 p.m., Burt twp., at Burt Legion Hall. March 23, 8:30 p.m., Creek twp., at Lotts school. March 24, 8 p.m.,. West Lone Another Ten 'Year Sentence In Court Here Clyde W. Steinberg, Buffalo Center, was sentenced to not to exceed 10 years at the state penitentiary at Fort Madison, Saturday, by Judge G. W. Stillman in \Kossuth district court on a plea of guilty to a charge of sodomy. Steinberg was bound over to district court last week after a preliminary hearing in J. P. cpurt. He was ,the second man to'.be" : sentenced on the charge in a week. W. Tindall Sr. Plaintiffs charge Lotts Creek Rock, Kossuth Implement Shop, 8 p.m. Vote On Grant Decision, Mar, 28 An election at three north Kossuth schools has been set for Wednesday, March 28, to decide the future of the Grant Consolidated school district. Petitions have been accepted to dissolve the district with half going into the Ledyard schools and the other half into the Swea City schools. Distribute Free Food Mar, 28-29 Mrs Helen Huber of the Kossuth Welfare office, announces that surplus food commodities will again be distributed at the courthouse in Algona, March 28 and 29. To be distributed is a shipment damage case was filed in district court, asking damages of $2,083. Plaintiff in the case is Walter Steven Gattan, by his father, Kenneth Gattan, with James W. Tindall Jr. and James as defendants. negligence on the part of Tindall Jr. who was driving a car when it collided with one driven by Gattan, with the letter's son as a passenger. Two other new cases, both matters of account, were filed, one by Deitering Garage asking judgment for $408.97 from Louie Miller, and a second filed by the Forest City Municipal Hospital versus Robert and Emilyn Kitner, for $149.25. First Day Spring And Acts It With no sub-zero readings registered during the week, it appears spring might be shaping up —of coui^e, it should because this is the opening day of that most pleasant of all seasons. Low reading during the period was a seven above mark Thursday, while the high, a 45, came along the next day. Dale Hi L Mar. 13 35 8 Mar. 14 27 12 Mar. 15 29 7 Mar. 1C 45 13 Mar. 17 41 28 Mar. 18 ... . . .34 25 Mar. 19 39 21 Three-quarters of an inch of snow, only moisture in a week, was registered at the airport weather station Sunday. 0. K. Permit For New 800, Catholic School Zoning Commission . Advises Adding To Commercial Area Algona's city council spent 4¥2 hours during its session Wednesday night discussing a variety of business that came before it. One of the major items was a building permit issued to St. Cecelia's Catholic church for construction of a new 2-story $300,000 high school building. James E. Loftus, Omaha, if- architect for the new structure which is to be 175x164 and will contain 16,000 square feet of floor space. The new brick building will be erected in the near future near the new church. Other building permits were issued to Sylvia E. Martin, Harold Sundet and Ferm Sewick, who will build a new $8,500 home on Nebraska street. A permit for Albert H. Hagg, who was going lo build a garage, was rejected for a technical non-compliance with the zoning ordiance The council accepted a deed to property purchased recently .from Gordon S. Kuhrt . on:. South Phillips street.- The property purchased for $3,500, will be used by the city in the furture in case extension of East Chubb st. comes a necessity. Storm Sewer Discussed Storm sewer construction in the east portion of town was discussed with Morton Bittinger, engineer on the project, in regard to the assessment schedule. The council will study the schedule before taking action. The zoning commission handed in a recommendation on property on East State street and an open hearing will be held by the council April 11 at 7:30 p.m. The commission advised that the south half of block 225 and north half of block 237 be changed from multiple dwelling to commercial use. The property in question includes property on the north and south side of State street east of Hood's Super-Valu grocery store. Discussion of blacktopping for Public Hearing April 11 On Zoning Change A public hearing has been set for April 11 at the Algona city council chambers, at 7:30 p.m., on the question of a considered change in the zoning of a portion- of East Slate St. from a residential to a designed commercial area. Such a change was recommended by the city zoning commission. A legal notice with descriptions will be found elsewhere in today paper. West McGregor city limits to street from the the corner of of cheese, shortening, dry lima milk, butter, beans, rice, corn meal, flour, pork luncheon meat and pork and gravy, being distributed for the months of April and May. Any loy income family as well as families receiving assistance are eligible to apply for the commodities. Peace Officer* A county peace olficers meeting was held Monday evening at the Johnson House, following dinner. Ralph Lindhorst. sheriff, presided. Judge G. W. Stillman was guest speaker. Wedding Licenses To Four Couples Licenses to wed were, issued during the past few days to the following couples by Alma Pearson, Clerk of the district court here: March 8 — Theodore R. Johnson, LuVerne, and Betty Marie Frenz, Rockford, 111.; March 9— Fred Hofmann and Sharon Schutjer, Titonka. March 10 — Dean Reed, Mankato, and Renelda Johnson, Burt; March 17 — Dixon L. Banning, Swea City, and Carolyn Durbin, Armstrong. Ridgely street and problems involved in paying for same was held. Assessment is probable, although not certain until further study of the problem is made. The council rejected a $500 bid from John Gisch for the purchase of several acres of land near the sewage treatment plant, and also rejected a request by Gisch that the city install storm sewer in blocks 64 and 65 in the southwest part of town. Curb & Cutler Matters A correction in the curb and gutter assessment roll was made. K. S. Cowan's motor court on East State was assessed for curb and gutter around the property when it was installed there several years ago, consequently removing the property from the present assessment. City Clerk Ivy Scuffham was authorized to pay Schram Bros., Clear Lake, 90 percent of its fee for digging open storm sewer ditch east of town. The company was paid $3,042, the balance to be paid following completion of the job. City Engineer Lewis Ferguson and Street Commissioner Jess Lashbrook were authorized to attend the Asphalt Institute at Ames, March 23, city bills were paid and the new planning-zoning commission set-up was read and approved for the second time. One more reading and passage s necessary. Reelect Plumb, Schipull, Board At Creamery A large crowd was in attendance at the annual meeting of the Algona Co-Operative Creamery at the V.F.W. Hall Thursday. A free dinner, served to 422 per sons, preceded the business meet ing. Fred Plumb was named,president and Harry Sabiri, vice preqj L dent, by the members. Plu.trip.anc Alfre'd' -Schipull nvere' re-electee to the" "board"flf "directors'"flitd Ed Mawdsley was elected to take the place of Corwin Peer, who resigned. Sabin and Floyd Bode are the other directors. Mads Christiansen was appointed secretary and mana'ger of the creamery. He has been in charge of the local creamery for the past 40 years. The year's business was discussed,'and according to Christiansen, the local firm's total business, $790,000, during 1955 was approximately the same as in 1954. Lucia Wallace Expansion At $110,540 Total Fort Dodge Firm * Low Bidder On General Contract Bids, paving way' for a new seven robin addition to the present Lucia Wallace school, were opened by the Algona Community School District board of education in the high school auditorium Thursday afternoon. Successful bidders on the $110,540 construction project were Woodruff-Evans Construction Co., Fort Dodge, general; E. L. Secofy and Sons, Clear Lake, "plumbing; and Algona Electric, electrical. Five firms bid on the general contract, six on the plumbing and two on the electrical. Firms and their base bids were: General Woodruff- Evans, Fort Dodge Dick Dale Day Is Postponed Word relayed to the Algona Kiwanis Club Monday night by officials of WOI-TV, Ames, said that "Dick Dale Day" would be scheduled for either Saturday, March 31, or Saturday. Aiiril 7. The event- sponsored nere by he Kiwanis Club as a tribute p Algona's Dick Dale, was tentatively set for next Saturday, Mar. 24, but WOI-TV officials said that the Lawrence Welk orchestra, of which Dick is a member. is now on tour, and it has been impossible to conclude arrangements. The Welk band is expected to reach New York City this week, and word of the new date will be sent to the Kiwanis Club here as soon as it is set. Meanwhile, local residents may still have their names signed to the special "Dick Dale telegram" by signing the sheets provided for that purpose in many local business places.. It is expected that the telegram will be read and shown over TV on the Lawrence Welk program which honors Dick Dale. C. A. Peterson & Sons, Rock Rapids • H. J. Cowan, Algona Forest City Improvement, Forest City Sande Const., Humboldt Plumbing E. L, Secory & Sons, , Clear Lake $77,905 80,400 83,388 86,995 88,692 $23,200 Winner of 17 Sitto & National Awards, 1910-1935 Including General Excellence, Iowa Press Ass'n, 195$ H. C. Madsen, 85, Rites, Ringsted Seneca—Funeral services were held at the St. John's Church at Ringsted Saturday, March 17, for Mrs H. C. Madsen, 85, who passed away Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs Cecil Anderson, Seneca, after a lingering illness. Mrs Madsen was born Nov. 4 : 1870, in Denmark und is survived by two daughters and four sons. The services were conducted by the Rev. Carlo Petersen and interment wa.s in the family lot ir the St. John's Cemetery. New Adjuster For Mutual Ins. Robert Wallace. Baird, Iowa, has been engaged as inspector and adjuster for the Kossuth Mutual Insurance Assn. hexe, it has been announced by Lola Bcuff- ham, secretary. He took over his new duties Monday. Mr Baird has been u farmer and alao « business-man. He is married, and has a young daughter. Funk Plumbing & Heating, Algona •--•• •"••;._ , ., __ t — Hanig Bros., Fort Dodge 26,128 Frank Roger Plbg. & Htg., Estherville 26,329 Sande Const., Humboldt 26,630 C. C. Garner, Laurens 29,382 Electrical Algona Electric $4,970 Pratt Electric, Algona 5,356 Plan alternates increased the generali and plumbing bids and decreaAd the electrical figure. Use of steel instead of wood beams and a ceiling, of the same material as the present building added $2,350 to the general contract and a new extra boiler which will be hooked up with :he present boiler for gas with a stand-by fuel oil set-up hiked the< plumbing total by $2,055. A total of $30 was lopped off the.elec- trical bid. The $110,540 total on all work was $10,000 below^ the original estimate of cost for the addition. The seven classroom addition will be built on the north side/of the present building at Lucia Wallace and will allow the building to erve kindergarten through sixth ,'rade inclusive. At present, kindergarten through 4th grade s served. Work on the structure will begin just as soon as contracts are signed which should be within a few days, and it is probable lhe job will be completed by September 1 this year. Square footage cost of the new addition is $12.48. low compared to other schools of similar construction in the stale. A new unit at Bryant and a new east side grade school are next on the agenda. Tinsley, Higgins, Lighter and Lyon, architects for the entire $544,000 project, which includes purchase of land for various uses, are now preparing plans for the proposed buildings. Citizens of the school district approved the entire building and land plan during a special election Monday, Dec. 5, 1955. Besides the three school buildings, land to be purchased includes ten acres near the junction of East State and Main streets, 25 acres east of South Phillips street for a future senior high school and athletic field and vacant lots north of the Lucia Wallace grounds. Cars Collide On East State St, Algona police investigated a Lwo-car crash on East Call street Thursday ut 8:30 p.m. involving autos driven by Chester Webb jnd Mrs Joe Lynch, Jr., both of AJgona. Both ears were headed east, and the Lynch vehicle was stopped at the time of the accident. The taxi driven by Webb hit ice and couldn't be stopped, the auto hjtting tbe rear of the other car. Damage was estimated at $70 on the Lynch car and $300 en the one driven by Webb.

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