The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 27, 1956 · Page 1
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By HUBS Waller * *,.*.•/.,..;. John , Rink of " Ledy ard . «peni two days in a closet at his home, after a fall, recently, but is none the worse for wear. Mr Rink is of the opinion that he blacked Out and fell. Because of the effects of .polio suffered when a . child, he was unable to 'get UB. The house was warm at the time and after several had missed see- •ing him on his daily walk, With his doff, a neighbor, Max Nitz, went, to investigate. He discovered Rink in the closet. * , * * Charlie. Quinn, genial resident of; Bancroft and widely; known cattle/raiser and auctioneer, was probably pickin'g coconuts, last week, while the rest of us were shoveling out the last (?) winter's s»&w, on the first day of spring. Uiarlie flew to Hawaii to visit his 'brother, a navy chaplain who has just been made a monsignor. ' . • • , » A former Algona girl, Mary Jane Neville Chinn, now the wife Of a Drake U. law- prof esspr, was featured on the front page of the women's section of the Register. Sunday. She is a daughter of Gene Neville, now of Spencej, and an Algona high graduate .of 1939. Mary Jane has her own program over KRNT-TV in Des Moitoes, and is the mother of two youngsters. • , ,, * * * Dick Slrayer of Algona has been accepted for a Scout Leadership course and will leave in the near future to attend 'a Scout Leaders training school. At the completion -of the course he will be assigned to a Scout district ^similar to our own Prairie Gold Area as organizer and supervisor of scouting. , - '. * * * 'Kossuth county teachers have tHus far contributed $800.40 toward a county quota of $2,540 for the, purchase of a new headquarters home for the Iowa State Education Ass'n, Salisbury Hou's.e, in Des Moines, a news re• lease from the association says.' A state goal of ,$300,000 has been set;, the building was purchased in 1053., fqr. $200,000. ',* *" '* Sill Hellen motor -vehicle res. istrw in tm courthouse;* showed us : a 'page from the official state boys .basketball tournament program, with' >a picture upside down. "It happens to the best of them," added Bill. * » * ~ •• ,. The Third Grade class of Mrs Eason at the Third Ward school- joined in the spirit of the annual Charity Ball event by holding a candy sale that netted $12 toward the Algona Charity fund. Mel Thompson, chairman of the donation committee, says cqntribu- tions are about up to par and final' contact is being made this week. Donations can be rnailed to him, box 339, Algona, if you were not contacted. * * * According to statistics released by Washington, the government inventory of farm commodities owned and Ipans outstanding as of Dec. 31, 1952, was $2.5 billions. On December 31, 1955., total government-owned commodities and outstanding loans amounted!' to $8.7 billions — more than three times the amount that Mr Benson "inherited." * *• * ; There are several bright spots in the general farm picture. Francis Kutish, Ipwa State college farm, economist, says that milk cows are selling higher than a year ago, and that indications are for relatively favorable egg prices, although egg prices dropped some just recently compared to a year ago. He thinks that picture will change for the better. * * * There is one local man who has a considerable file on Lawrence Welk, and his orchestra, of which Dick Dale of Algona is a member. The "keeper of the record" is Heinie Stebritz. A great many local residents, viewing the Welk program on TV last Saturday evening, found that the local tel» egram, "longest ever received by the Welk band" had arrived for "Dick Dale Day." Unfortunately, the Upper Des Moines said the event had been postponed one or two weeks, and that was the understanding just before we went to press last week, — but a few hours .later word came through that the Welk organization had been contacted in the east and would cooperate for the March 24th date — after the Upper Des Moines had been printed. Heinle's record shows that Welk's band first made Us appearance in these parts about 1924, and had headquarters then at Estherville, with five men in the orchestra. Later, he went to Yankton, S.D., and in tbe 1.930's hit the road with .seven pieces, appearing in the midwest, including Bancroft. It was the hard way up< but he finally made it. Welk was born in North Dakota, of Russian ancestry. • • * « Paul Wood, sage of the Sheldon Mail, comments that one reason why girls today are such live- wires is that they w.ear so little insulation. ": * -. «• -, * Famous Us* Un«--|Cansw frMRM.'wt fvr X r Dept, of Hi*to*y «n Dee Moines 19, Iowa Jlometf ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Algoha, Iowa, Nov. 1, 193& under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 1956 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 93 - NO. 13 One of These 10 Young Ladies Will Be The Queen of The 1956 Algona Charity Ball Mary Ann Berle ' Daughter o£. Mr and Mrs AI- phons Berte, ! Bode, Graduated from St. Joseph's, Bode, in 1953 % and now employed at-Iowa State Bank. Marjorie Mitlag Daughter of Mr and Mrs Edwin Mittag, Algona, .and a 1955 graduate of Algona high. She is now employed at Dermand's Cafe. , Ramona Amfahr •Daughter of Mr and Mrs Matt Amfahr, Algona, and graduate 'of St. Cecelia's Academy. Employed as nurse, at St. : Ahri Hospital; *". *' Jackie Laing Daughter of Mr and Mrs F. J Laing of Algona, A 1955 graduate of Algona high school, she is now employed in auditor's office at courthouse. , 4 ,,. Myrna Fries Daughter of Mr and Mrs F. W. Fries, Algona. Graduated from Algona high school in 1 1955, now employed-at Elva and Jessie's. . fwt, one inch tall Ardith Henry Daughter of Mr and Mrs Simon Henry, of Algona, and a graduate of St. Cecelia's Academy. Clerk in county recorder's offife at courthouse. Jane Reid 'Daughter of Mrs Margaret Reid, Algona. Graduated in 1955 :'rom Algona high school, now employed by North Iowa Directory Service. Find Body Of t Algona Man Near Livermore Coroner Rules Death Result Of Self Inflicted Gunshot The body of William S. Anken bauer, 47, resident for the past six years, was found Saturday niorning by, H. T. Ingram in Aa. field on the Ingram farm, three miles southeast of' Livermore. Mi Ankenbauer had been missirii from his home here at 416 -EaSt Oak street since Thursday evSj fling. , .1; Dr. J. K. Coddington, Humboldt county coroner, Sheriff H. Bradley and Deputy-Ted Lie.u> Wen of Humboldt county we?jp called to the scene immediate;ty to investigate. Following exa«£ ination of the body, the \corpt declared death was due to^a'se inflicted gunshot • wound in the head. Powdgr burns were found on the body and the weapofi used, a .410 shotgun, was lying nearby. An auto, presumably driven tp; the vicinity of the Ingram farm by Mr Ankenbauer, had been noticed in that area Friday morning. When Mr Ingram found the car still there Saturday morning, he investigated. The car was empty, but a searchi ot the field produced Mr Ankenbauer's body. . ; Mr Ankenbauer -was manag6i? of the" Algona /Beverage Co", married, and the father of three children. His wife, the former Opal Bell, and children, Zuiabel at home; Leola (Mrs Donald. Wolf), Pocahontas; and Williem' Irl, Fort Dodge, survive. ,-•"'• "William Sherman, so-rij of George and.Tacie. Pierson Ankenbauer, was born Dec. 5, 1908, at Dedham, la. He and his family moved to Algona six years ago. Other survivors include a sister, Leola (Mrs Henry Weitl), Coon Rapids; and a brother, Glen Ankenbauer, Jamaica. Funeral services were held !at McCullough's Funeral Chap e j Monday at 10 a.m. Rev. Harry Whyte, Methodist; Officiated at, the 'r.ltes and bilrial was' at" Ded-" ham, ' Plan Solicitation For Algona Corp. A . general solicitation for sale of stock in the Algona Development Corporation will get underway' here shortly, Bill Steele, secretary . of the Algona Chamber of Commerce, said Monday. . At the annual meeting last week, 'the proposition was first officially presented, and about $2,000 in the stock was subscribed at that time. Shares are $100 each, and the plan is to sell 100 shares,: raising a working fund of $10,000 for purposes of aiding Industrial development here. After the sale of shares is completed, officers of the corporation would .be elected. Sentral Area Votes April 4 On $450,000 School Bonds New Algona C. of C. Directors New Directors for the Algona Chamber of Commerce whose election was announced at the annual meeting last week Tuesday evening, are pictured above. They are, back row, left to right, Bud Anderson, petroleum; Les Kenyoh, building trades; Lawrence Winkel, professional men; Eugene Zender, dry goods; Bill Dau Jr., automotive bureau; and Roy McMahon, finance. Front row, left to right, Wes Bartlett, hard lines; Bill Steele, secretary; Eugene Cook, newly elected president; Bill Zimmerman, elected vice president; and Bill Finn, food bureau. Missing from the picture are Dick ••Post, representing the special services bureau, and Everett Baldus of the agriculture bureau. Herb Hedlund, retiring'president, is an ex-officio member of the board.'(Photo by Nels Issacson). B. G. Holcomb Services Set , • i For Wednesday Funeral services for B. G-. Holcomb, 51, Algona upholsterer. will be held Wednesday, March 28, at the Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. . R*ev. M. H. Brower will officiate at the' rites and aurial will be in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. McCullough's Funeral Chapel is in' charge of arrangements. Mr Holcomb died Sunday at 5t. Ann hospital where ' he had aeen a patient following a recent leart attack. Whittemore Host At Open House Whittemore was host to several hundred visitors, Saturday, at open house held in the fine new town hall and fire station. The new~ building, which cost equipped about $30,000 - is the newest structure in Whittemore, and contains about $30,000 in city equipment including the fire department, and with fixtures brings the total town investment to about $60,000. Whittemore was incorporated in 1891. and now has a population, of about 700. Ralph J, Bauer is the present Mayor of Whittemore. Today's fire department at Whittemore has three trucks, two regular trucks and an ^emergency wagon. Green Holcomb, ''son "of Robert L'. a*nd Lilly Meade "Hoi-' comb, was born Dec. 23, 1904, at Erick. Okla. He was later married to. Laura Eva .Griffith. His wife % arird son, 1 Robert A., at lome, survive. Mr Holcomb had his own x upholstering business' on highway' 18 east of Algona. Other survivors include three sisters, Era Cloyd, Sacramento, Cal.; ' Eva Reynolds, Gridley, Cal.; and Bonnie Thiessen, Fresno, Cal.; a brother, Chester L. Holcomb, San Diego,' Cal.; and his, mother. ' (Mr* Holcomb was a 'member of the Presbyterian Church and Masonic Lodge, serving as master of- that lodge in 1954. Pallbearers at the funeral will Dp Charles Paxson, Virgil Gunder, Ray Schilmoeller, Eugene Krueger Farm Sells $315 Acre The quarter section improved farm owned by Mrs Ruth Krueger, in Burt twp., offered at public auction on Thursday, March 22, was sold to Albert Hutchinson, a neighbor, at a price of $315 per acre. Bidding was brisk, and the price was considered one of the best in the area for sometime. Lloyd Berkland was the auctioneer, and the Lone Rock Bank clerked the sale, which' was advertised in 'the Upper Des Moines. Broderson, August William Finn. Slagle and 3 Snowy Days, But Thaws Here Spring really began 'to take over during the past week, despite the fact snow was registered by Weatherman Stu Albright at the airport three separate days. Five inches fell Tuesday, and then it tapered off to a truce Wednesday and again Friday. Temperatures moved upward and winds dried off many of the side roads and farmer's lanes. Mar. 20 45 25 Mar. 21 41 30 Mar. 22 36 21 Mar. 23 -.1 34 25 Mar. 24 43 12 Mar. 25 5!) 32 Mar. 26 57 29 Sunday was the red-letter day as the temperature failed to drop below the freezing mark during the 24-hour period. Even though warmer weather has been the trend, there has been no large- scale storage of overcoats. Laura A, Woito, 74, Succumbs FuneVal services foe: Laura-A. 'Woito, 74, Algeria' 1 •"•f'eMdeht for the past 19;years,.' Were held Tuesday, March' 27,. .In the Presbyterian Church. Rev. M. H. Brower officiated at the rites and burial followed in the LuVerne Cemetery at LuVerne. Mrs Woito die.d Saturday at St. Ann hospital following a lengthy illness. Laura Albertina, daughter of William and Catherine Hof Brummund, was born January 17. 1882, at Corwith. She was married to Earnest Woito, who preceded her in death, Nov. 22, 1936 Mrs Woito moved here following the death of her husband, who for 32 years was manager of the Thompson Yard a: LuVerne. She is survived by a daughter, Dolores, a teacher in the Mason City schools; and a sister, Mrs Ellen Woito. LuVerne. Two sisters and a brother preceded her in death. Pallbearers at the funeral were John Voss, Jr., Alfred Miller, Andrew Murty, Norman Ober- helmen, Alfred Reed and William, Brummund. Pat Dupuis Daughter of Mr and Mrs Fred Dupuis of Columbus Junction. Graduated from school there, attended and graduated from Iowa Teachers. Is first grade teacher at Lucia Wallace school. Ubbe Winter Of Titonka Passes — Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:80 p.m. at the Ramsey Reformed church for Ubbe Winter who passed away Thursday morning at 2 o'clock after a lingering illness. Mr Winter had reached the age of '73 years. He was the father of seven children. One child preceded him in death due to a motorcycle accident- The children, besides his wife Maude, who !' survive < him are Henry, Fa/ib'ault, Minn.; Hilka irs 1W Rnutspn) Mapleton, inn:; .Battle. .(M,rs Lester Knut-' son), Walters, Minn,; Ubbe, Harvey, 111.; Alice (Mrs Henry Knutson), Scarville; and Vernon of Lake Mills. He is also survived by 32 grandchildren and a brother, Epko, of Buffalo Center. Burial was in the Ramsey Reformed Cemetery with Swan Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Rotarians Elect At the annual election of officers, held Monday, Algona Rotarians. named Stewart McFadden president to succeed Peirce. Harold Gilmore named vice president, Jim Palmer, secretary, and Lyle Roadin- ger, treasurer. Jeanne Daughter of Mr and Mrs Bernard Capesius of LuVerne. Grad- u^ted in 1985 from Algona high, now employed as cashier at S. & L. Store. Corene , -f wenlt ro$r Daughter of Mr and Mrs Harry Fargnkrog, Hartley, and a grad, pi Hartley high. Iowa Teach , er* graduate and now third grade telenet- at Lucia Wallace school. 214 At Banquet County Beef Ass'n The Burt Band Mothers served 214 at the Kossuth Beef Producers banquet at Burt high school, March 22. The No-Ko quartette from Swea City furnished some mighty fine harmony. Clifford Johnson, Lukota, was elected director to replace Ernest Heidercker, and Clair Reding, Ottosen, wus elected to replace Garmon Adams. Rex Beresford spoke on the "Beef Cattle Situation." Ken Fulk talked on the plans for beef promotion. Ray Krantz, Titonka, who is in charge of the Association's beef promotion fund, reports $52.00 worth of "Eat Iowa Beef" window stickers sold at the cloije of the banquet. I think everyone who attended enjoyed the event and are glad this country has a Beef Producer's Association that promotes banquets, tours and events of interest to beef producers. Two Algoiians Hospitalized In Auto Mishaps Two Algona residents were injured in separate auto crashes in Kossuth county during the weekend. They are: Dean W. Grau Naomi Slrayer Grau, salesman for Swift & Co., had a narrow escape early Monday morning when his auto crashed into a ditch 1% miles west of St. Benedict. He was taken to St. Ann hospital and treated for a cut on the forehead and possible broken , nose ' Grau -was traveling south -an the county blacktop road at 7:45 a.m. Monday when the crash occurred. As he came over the crest of a hill, he noticed cattle on the road ahead. He applied his .brakes, the car swerved, hit a drive into a field on the west side of the road, bounced over the drive and came to rest in a deep ditch. The left front and right rear portions of the auto, a 1955 Chevrolet, were damaged, extensively. According to Deputy Sheriff Don Wood, who investigated the scene, damage amounted to at least $1000. Miss Strayer was injured in a crash at n dead end three miles west of 'Bancroft at 10:30 p.m. Friday night. The car in which she was a passenger wus driven by Lyle L. Christopher, * Jr., Pocahontas, and carried three other passengers. »They were Betty Beisch, Algona, Charles Ostwald, Whittemore, owner of the car, ancl James N. Beraing- haus, Lone Rock. None of the others werq injured. The Strayer girl was taken to St. Ann hospital and treated for a broken jaw. Damage 'to the car wus slight. A Bancroft furm- er, Francis McGregor, pulled the vehicle out of the ditch and the driver of the auto reported the crash later. Present Plan For 3rd Time In County Area For the third time, voters in the Sentral Community School district will go to the polls next Wednesday, April 4, to decide whether or not a bond issue for $45,0,000 shall be issued to construct a new high school serving the Lone Rock-Seneca-Fenton areas. Chief opposition in the first two votes camo in the matter of location. The first vole was opposed by part portion of the location was of the southern area. Then the moved further New Dates For Int. Revenue Aid "The Internal Revenue Office at Algona will be open for tux- puyer information purposes on April 2, 9, 13, and 16. The open hours are 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 u.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m." The deadline for filing calendar year 1955 income tux returns is April 15, 1956. However, since April 15th falls on a Sunday, the deadline is extended to April 16th, Monduy. Licenses To Wed To 3 Couples ' Three licenses to wed were issued during the past week in the office of Alma Peurson, clerk of the district court. They went to the following couples: March, 19 —Maynard Dcurchs and Sharon Gregory," Algona; March 24 — Mark F. Finnestad, Fenton, and LaVonne Eckholm, Armstrong; March 26 — Larry Mino and Lyril Willurdson, Swea City. Moose To Elect Annual election of officers of the Moose Lodge of Algona wjU be held Thursday evening, April 12. Installation of the new officers will take place April 26. Ed Skilling has been named as thq new custodian for the dubrooms here. County Firemen To Begin Classes Classes in firemanship, open to all fire department officers and firemen in Kossuth county, will be held at the Algona fire station at 7:30 p.m. euch evening, April 2, 3, 9 und 10, according to Fire Chief Ira Kohl. Instructor for the special, course will be William R. Simpson, field instructor in firemanship training ut Iowa State College, who will give important information which will deal especially with problems in leadership. This is the first time such £ course has been offered here. south, and in the second vote this location was opposed by some in the northern part of the district. Near Geographical Center For the third vote, a site has been selected as nearly as possible between the first two sites selected. A school committee of citizens chose a 20-acre tract in the Northwest corner of section 9, Fenton twp f , on the Carl Pri«be farm, geographically as close as possible to the center of the area. ••••'..-•• Voting will be from noon to 7 p.m., April 4, in the school gym at Lone Rock. ' Thev proposed high school would provide a complete new secondary building, with a gym.' capable of seating 800 persons, home economics room, agricuj- ture and industrial arts facilities, a library, science facilities, lunch and music fooms, commercial room, general purpose 'Classrooms, and the usual ' office, t9ilet and maintenance facilities. 200 In High Schools An 'enrollment Of 'about 200 would be anticipated if a new school was .constructed,, with, the, -three- present-ifciuildings in-- the- district continuing as grade schools serving.Fenton, Seneca, and Lone Rock areas respectively. New subjects would be possible in a new high school, includ« ing general math as well as algebra, a foreign language, moru cbmmcrcial subjects and vocational agriculture, and could be offqred without any additional teachers, it was stated. The Sentral School Commitloj which worked on some of the preliminary planning for the vote consisted Of Mrs Kenneth Jackson, chairman, Mesdames Ralph Bierstedt, Clayton Ditsworth, Sig Loge, Lyle Newel, und Dale Weisbrod, and Luwrence Dittmer, Roger Jensen, Claude Johnson, Howard Preston, Ervin Ruhnke, Dale Schroeder, Louis Seegebarth, Verl Smith and William Wiener. Burt School Bids The Pratt Electric Co. of Algona was the successful bidder on the electrical wiring contract for the new Burt school addition, last Wednesday, with a bid of SI 1,890. Fagre Construction of Estherville with $127,794 was the low general construction bidder, although consideration of several alternate bids was to be made. church there. Suspend 7-Year Prison Term A suspended sentence of not over seven years in the state penitentiary was given a Titonka nun, Raymond S. Miller, by Judge G. W. Stillman, Saturduy norning in Kossuth district court, on a plea of guilty to a charge of false uttering of a bank check. The cheek, for $20, wus cushed at the Chrome Cut'e. The seven-year sentence v/as suspended during good behavior, and Miller was paroled to the State Board of Parole. Two new cuses, both foreclosure actiuns, were also filed dur- ng the past vyeek. United Hagie Hybrids, Inc., is plaintiff in a foreclosure t'huttel nortgage action, with Puul G. Miller, defendant, .with judge- ment of $157.75 asked. Elmer Schneider is pluintiff and William A. und Monica •"\ichs of Buncroft are defendants n u mechanic's lien action, with '.he plaintiff asking judgement or $2180.03. Sheriff's Costs Below Average It cost Kossuth county taxp;is - - ers only 38 cents per person during the year 1954 to operute tlie Kossuth county sheriffs offk-o, according to figures released by the Iowa Taxpayers Ass'n. Tln> par person cost for the county was 37 cents in 1953. The state per person average for operating the sheriff's offices in Iowa was 56 cents for 1954, compared with 55 cents for 1953. Dies In Kansas Mr and Mrs W. C. Taylor received word Monday of the death of Mr Taylor's step-mother, Mrs Nellie Taylor, who had been living with her daughter in Wichita, Kansas. The body is Doing brought to the hometown of Derby, Iowa. Funeral services will be Wednesday at the Methodist

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