The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 27, 1956 · Page 20
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 27, 1956
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* State Iowa Sooitty la* By Huss Waller . * * » John Rink of Ledyafd spent 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 up. The house was warm at the time and after several had missed seeing him on his daily walk with his dog, a neighbor, Max Nitz, wer-t to investigate. He discovered Rink in: the closet. * « * Charlie Quinn, genial resident of Bancroft and widely known cattle raiser and auctioneer, was probably picking coconuts, last week, while the rest of us were ** shoveling out the last (?) winter's snow, on the first day of spring. Charlie flew to Hawaii to visit his brother, a navy chaplain wfio has just been made a monsignor. * • * A former Algona girl Mary Jane Neville Ghinn, now the wife of a Drake U. ilaw professor, was featured on the front page of the women s section of the Register, Sunday. Sh« is a daughter -of Gene Neville, now of Spencer, and an AJgona high graduate of 1939. ^vlaity.i Jane has her own progyhm over KRNT-TV in Des Mo^nes, arid is the mother of two youngsters. * * * Dick Strayer 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 counly 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 House, in Des Moines, a news release from the association says. A state goal of $300,000 has been set; the building Was purchased in 1953 for $200,OQO. * * . * Bill Heller, motor vehicle registrar in the 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 contributions are about up to par and final contact is being made this week. Donations can be m.ailed to him, box 339, Algona, if you- were not contacted. * * * According to statistics released by Washington, the government inventory of farm commodities owned and loans 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, Iowa State college farm economist, says that milk cows are selling higher than a year ago, and that indications ate 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 Ste'britz. A great many local residents, viewing the Welk program on TV last Saturday evening, found that the local telegram, "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 ho.urs later word came through that the Welk organization had been contacted in the east and \vould cooperate for the March 24th date — after the Upper Des Moines had been printed. Heinie's record shows that Welk's band first made its ap- peqrance in these parts about 1924, and had headquarters then at Estherville, with five men in the orchestra. Later, he went to Yar.kton, S.D., and in the 1930'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. i * * * Paul Wood, sage of the Sheldon Mail, comments that one reason why sirls today are such live- wires is that they wear so little insulation. * * * Famous Last Line—Kansas U. has a freshman out lor basketball who stands seven feet, one inch talL ISTABUSHIO 1163 Entered as second class matter at .the postofflce at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. One of these 10 Young Ladies Will Be .The Queen of The Algona Charity Ball Mary Ann Berte Daughter of Mr and Mrs A.1- 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, ind graduate of St. Cecelia's Academy. Employed as nurse at St. Ann 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. Myrna Fries Daughter of Mr and Mrs F. W. Fries, Algona. Graduated from Algona high school in 1955, now employed at Elva and Jessie's. Ardith Henry Daughter of Mr and Mrs Simon Henry, of Algona, and a graduate of St. Cecelia's Academy. Clerk in county recorder's office at courthouse. Ubbe Winter Of Titanka Passes Titonka — Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ramsey Reformed church for Ubbe Winter w_ho 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 ara Henry, Faribault, Minn.; Hilka (Mrs Ed Knutson) Mapleton, Minn.; Hattie (Mrs Lester Knut- • > '«-,'..- f <V' • * Jr-" * ! - » w-: f " . -' f "•-•'", Jane Reid Daughter of Mrs Margaret Reid, Algona. Graduated in 1955 !rom Algona high school, now fmployed by North Iowa Directory Service. Find Body Of Algona Man Hear Livermore Coroner Rules Death Result Of Self Inflictetjj Gunshot The body of William S. Anken* bauer, 47, resident for the past six years, was found Saturday morning by H. T. Ingram in a field on the Ingram farm, three miles southeast of Livermore. Mr Ankenbauer had been missing from his home here at 416 East Oak street since Thursday evening. Dr. J. K. Coddington, Hum.' boldt county coroner. Sheriff E. H. Bradley and Deputy Ted Lieuwen of Humboldt county were called to the scene immediately to investigate. Following examination of the body, the coroner declared death was due to a self- inflicted gunshot wound in the head. Powder burns were found on the body and the . weapon used, a .410 shotgun, was lying nearby. An auto, presumably driven to 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 search of the field produced Mr Ankenbauer's body. Mr Ankenbauer was manager of the Algona Beverage Co., married, and the father of three children. His wife, the former Opal Bell, and children, Zulabel at home; Leola (Mrs Donald Wolf), Pocahontas; and William Irl, Fort Dodge, survive. William Sherman, son 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 Chapel Monday at 10 a.m. Rev- Harry Whyte, Methodist, officiated at .the rites and burial was-at Dedham. 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. 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 prevent Mayor of Whittemore. Today's fire department at Whittemore has three trucks, two regular trucks and an emergency wagon. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 1956 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL 93 - NO. 13 Sentral Area Votes April 4 On $450,000 School Bonds Present Plan For 3rd Time In County Area New Algona C. of C. Directors 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 trace Wednesday and again Friday. Temperatures moved upward and winds dried 6ff many of the side roads and farmer's lanes. Mar. 20 45 25 Mar. 21 41 30 Mar. 22 36 21 Mar. 23 34 25 Mar. 24 43 12 Mar. 25 59 32 Mar. 26 157 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. 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. 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. Rotations Elect At the annual election of officers, held Monday, Algona Rotarians named Stewart McFadden as president to succeed Ken Peirce. Harold Gilmbre w>as named vice president, Jim Palmer, secretary, and Lyle Roadin- ger, treasurer. Jeann* Capesiu* Daughter of Mr and Mrs Bernard Capesius of LuVerne. Graduated in 1955 from Algona high, now employed as cashier at S. & L. Store. Coxert* Farenkrog Daughter of Mr and Mrs Harry Farenkrog, Hartley, and a graduate of Hartley high. Iowa Teachers graduate and now third grade teacher at-Lucia Wallace school. 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 Hulchinson, a neighbor, at a price of $316 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 ihe Upper Des Moines. 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 Kenyon, 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-of ficio member of the board. (Photo by Nels Issacson). B. G. Holcomb Services Set 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. Rev. M. H. Brower will officiate at the rites and burial will be in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. McCullough's Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Mr Holcomb died Sunday at St. Ann hospital where he • had been a patient following a recent heart attack. •T 'Bud Gre,en * Holcomb, son of Robert L. and Lilly Meade Holcomb, was born Dec. 23, 1904, at Erick. Okla. He was later married to Laura Eva Griffith. His wife and son, Robert A., at home, survive. Mr Holcomb had his own upholstering business on highyvay 18 east of Algona. Other survivors include three sisters, Era Cloyd, Sacramento, Cal.; Eva Reynolds, Griclley, Cal.; and Bonnie Thiesseti, 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 be Charles Paxson, Virgil G under, Ray Schilmoeller, Eugene Broderson, August Slagle and William Finn. Laura A. Woito, 74, Succumbs . Funeral, services for Laura .A. Woito, 74", Algona' resident for the past 19 years, were held Tuesday, Maroh 27, in the Presbyterian Church. Rev. M. H Brower officiated at the rites and burial followed in the LuVerne Cemetery at LuVerne. ' Mrs Woito died Saturday at St. Ann hospital following a lengthy illness. Laura Albertina, daughter of William and Catherine H o f 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 at 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 Marty, Norman Ober- helmen, Alfred Reed and William Brummund. 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 Np-Ko quartette from Svvea City furnished some mighty fine harmony. Clifford Johnson, Lakota, was elected director to replace Ernest Heiderckor, and Clair Reding, Ottosen, was eh-ctud to replace Gannon Adams. Rex Beresford spoke on the "Beef Cattle Situation." Ken Fulk talked on the plans for beef promotion. Ruy Krantz, Titonka, who is in charge of the Association's btff promotion fund, reports $52.00 worth of "Eat Iowa Beef" window stickers sold at the close of the bunqut't. I think everyone who attended enjoyed the event and are glad this country has a Beet' Producer's Association that promotes banquets, tours and events of interest to beef producers. Licenses To Wed To 3 Couples Three licenses to wed were issued during the past week in the office of Alma Pearson, clerk of the district court. They went to the following couples: March 19 —Miiynard Dearchs and Sharon Gregory, Algona; March 24 — Mark F. Finnestad, Fenton, and LaV'onrie Eckholm. Armstrong; March 26 — Larry Mine and Lyril Willardson, Swea City. Moose To Elect Annual election of officers of the Moose Lodge of AJgona w;ll be held Thursday evening, April 12. Installation of the new officexs will take place April 26. Ed SkJl- ling has been named as the new custodian for the clubrooms here. Two Algonans Hospitalized In Auto Mishaps Two Algona residents were injured in separate auto' crashes in Kossuth county during the week-, end. They are: , Dean W. Gtau Naomi Strayer Grau, salesman for Swift & Co., had a narrow escape early Monday morning when his auto crashed into a ditch IVi miles west of St. Benedict. He was taken to St. Ann hospital and treated foi* a cut on the forehead and possible broken nose. Grau was traveling south on the county blacktop road at 7:45 a.m. Monday when the crash oc-' curred. 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 a dead end three miles west of Bancroft at 10:30 p.m. Friday night. The car in which she was a passenger was driven by Lyle L. Christopher, Jr., Pocahontas, and carried three other passengers. They were Betty Beisch, Algona, Charles Ostwald, Whittemore, owner ot the car, and James N. Berninghaus, Lone Rock. None of the others were injured. The Strayer girl was taken to St. Ann hospital and treated for a broken jaw. Damage to the car was slight. A Bancroft farmer, Francis McGregor, pulled the vehicle out of the ditch and the driver of the auto reported the crash later. 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 $450,000 shall be issued to cons- • truct a new high school serving the Lone Rock-Scneca-Ferilon areas. Chief opposition in the first two votes came in the matter, of location. The first vote was opposed by part of the southern portion of the area. Then the location was moved further 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, o site has been selected as nearly as possible between the ,first two sites- selected. * A school committee of, citizens chose a 20-acre 1 tract in . the Northwest corner of section 9, Fenton twp., on the Carl Priebe farm, geographically as close as possible to the center of the area. j Voting will be from noon to 7 p.m., April 4, in the school gym at Lone Rock. s The propbsed high school would provide a complete new secondary building, with a gym capable of seating 800 persons, home economics room, agriculture and industrial arts facilities, a library, science facilities,, lunch and music rooms, commercial room, general purpose classrooms, and the usual office, toilet and maintenance facilities. 200 In High Schools An enrollment of abgut 200 would be anticipated if" a new school was constructed, with the three present.„ buildings in . the district continuing' as grade schools serving' Fenton, Seneca and Lone Rock areas fespectiye- Jy. New subjects would be possi- .ble in a new high scho.ol, ihclud« ^ing general math as well as algebra, a foreign language, more commercial subjects and vocn« tional agriculture, and could be offered Without any additional teachers, it was stated. The Sentral School Committee which worked on some of the preliminary planning for the vote consisted of Mrs Kenneth Jackson, chairman, Mesdames Ralph Bierstedt, Clayton Ditsworth, Big Loge, Lyle Newel, and Dale Weisbrod, and Lawrence Dittmer, Roger Jensen, Claude Johnson, Howard Preston, Ervin Ruhnke, Dale Schroeder, Louis Seegebarth, Verl Smith and William Wiener. New Dates For Int. Revenue Aid "The Internal Revenue Office at Algona will be open for taxpayer information purposes on April 2, 9, 13, and 16. The open hours are 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m." The deadline for filing calendar year 1955 income tax returns is April 15. 1956. However, since April 15th falls on a Sunday, the deadline is extended to April 16th, Monday. 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. each evening, April 2, 3, 9 and 10. according to Fire Chief Ira Kohl. Instructor for the special course will be William R. Simpson, field instructor in firemanship training at Iowa State College, who will give important information which will -deal especially with problems in leadership. This is the first time such i. course has been offered here. 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 biddar, although consideration of several alternate bids was to be made. Suspend 7-Year Prison Term A suspended sentence of not over seven years in the state penitentiary was given a Titonka man, Raymond S. Miller, by Judge G. W. Stillman, Saturday morning in Kossuth district court, on a plea of guilty to a charge of false uttering of a bank check. The check, for $20, was cashed at the Chrome Cafe. The seven-year sentence was suspended during good behavior, and Miller was paroled to the State Board of Parole. Two new cases, both foreclosure actions, were also filed during the past week. United Hagie Hybrids, Inc., is plaintiff in a foreclosure chattel mortgage action, with Paul G. Miller, defendant, .with judge- ment of $157.75 asked. Elmer Schneider is plaintiff and William A. and Monica Fuchs of Bancroft are defendants in a mechanic's lien action, with the plaintiff asking judgement for $2180.0_3. Sheriff's Costs Below Average It cost Kossuth county taxpayers only 38 cents per person during the year 1954 to, operate the Kossuth county sheriff's office, according to figures released by the Iowa Taxpayers Ass'n. The per 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 being brought to the hometown of P«r- by, Iowa. Funeral services will be Wednesday at the Methodist church there.

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