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By Hugs Waller ' * ' *" •. * irt °* ?"* fc«lte--lcnowfc farm. . ing operators .went to the courthouse last Wednesday to geth s telW "I"" 8 ! F^wed. He w% told the examining room was on S T, e f nt Ie 7 e1 ' whi< * !t H ,* follow |d the directicinal down the corridor. Then rtififi fb , a lineup of folk s. he dutifully stepped in at the end bl the line. The file slowly moved pe °P le * .1 Dept« of Slatory Dee Moines 10, Ic ••*>., ESTABLISHED 1863 f e Sw class matte* at the postoffice at AJ«bhfl. . I, 1933. under Act of Congress of Mardh 3, 1879. IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 1956 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 93 - NO. 14 22 In Field For 13 CounhTOffices ft •—i ! ---•• ; • - • * " If ;\ • . f il Term Of District Court f*« Unl..' J A *1 \t f^^f^^ A«*HJ1« in behind. After about 20 minutes he turned. and asked "are there always this tnfiny taking their ^'Y^rs license exams?" \ "Driver's license?'.' came the reply "Why this is a ImTup''of people getting their'share, of the surplus commodities." * » ; * Sign In the Lone Hock elevator! In case of Atomifc attack Stand up, pay your bills, Keep calm, move outside, . Duck, and run like H— I « ; ; * " « • "Household Pests" and how io combat them will be the topic of the last home economics extension lesson..to be presented April 6 at the--K.C. Hall in Algona ... on inquiry, Dean Barries extension director, .informed 'us that this topic does not include husbands. ., : ' • •• ..Kossuth county's April term "of district cou'rt will formally open yi., Algona next Monday with Juflge Fred M. Hudson presiding at the court term. . / • .The petit jury, if one. la „=„,ed, will not report until Tuesday, April 17. ,' '. , ' • '•''County Attorney L. W. Nit- chdls said Monday that four cases on .- , e ' criminal calendar are slated fot ; trial this term, and if I - *?? e * do - th 6 Petit jury will Drive-In Theater Opens This Week The public is invited free o charge to "Open House" and tes night at the Starlite Drive-in theater Thursday of this week from 7 to 9 p.m. Four cartoons will be run during the test period, and- the snack bar will be open. Virgil Rohlf, manager states that everyone is invited to come out, browse around and get acquainted while being tested sedson. for equipment is the coming Voters in ihe Sentral school area of Lone Rock, Seneca and Fenton, go to the polls today— ">r'.the third" time—to decide whether ,or not they favor issuing bonds for construction of a new ' high school to serve the Sentral \area. The school location is about as near the center of the geographical area of the district as it is possible to get it...now, in the TWin Rivers school area consisting of Livermore, Bode and Ottosen, a similar study is underway, on the idea of voting on construction of a new high school to serve that three-town area with, the .;school possibly to ,'be located m 'or near Bode, the areag — 4 ~~' — ' be '(falledi On the docket of the county attorney are the -following cases: LiMirit* -Strand, c h a r o e d . wUh 9'.M.V.I.; second offense. _ Cyril, Kellner. charged with O.M.V.fy third offense. i Alfred Jifiles, charged with larceny by embesxlemeni; , Clyde Math Heinsbeck, charged wUh O.M.V.I., first ' offense. The petit jury for the April term consists of the following panel: . John Alberts, Buffalo Center; B. J. Anliker, West Bend: Leo Bellpck, Algona; Cecil Bjustrom, Whittempre; Roland Bode Al- Ku a j George Briggs, Ledyard; With Buchanan, Algona; William Butler, Bode; R.uth Carlson, Swea City; Arnold Danielson, Al- The drive-in will "open official- ,ly this Friday riight at 7 o'clock, with the presentation of two features and- two cartoons. The feature attractions are Randolph Soott in "Thunder Over the Plains," plus John Wayne and Susan Hay ward in "Fighting Sea- Bees." gona. Robert Deal, **rfi ; M Lillian •ea'g cental point Thereseems 'tblb ., .;-•-.-£.•-,--»•"•" —'be no question S n Si' ?tl} ' — ?e - al and sound a problem *;.is« 3f the school-I Bend; areas concerned (Robert —^ i . - ; —» - TO»*"*"t *j«i»*«4*» Deytne,,.Bancroft; Melvin Ellingson, Ottpsen; Albert Elsbecker, Lope Rock, Joe Erickson, Armstrong;- Ray Fisher, Armstrong George Graham, Titonka; Theo. Green; Ledyard; Earl' Haas, Elmore; 'John J Harringa, •Tltonka. •_ Henry HeUman, Bancroft; Ruth Hurlburt, Swea City; J. L. Intermill, Titonka; Robert Jacobson, Swea, City; Milton Johnson, Ban- Wes Bend high school can provide adequate teachers and classroom subject .variety that individual, small small enrollments. • * * schools and The world- must ,HEALLY be Wesley; —.—-», ., .*..**•« *_,i^4ki, c^or— ; .Al Lensing, Bancroft, lane Logue, Algona; Howard Long, Algona; Olga Mass, Elmore; ' Jphn Merrill, Bancroft' LyJe Miller,. Lu Verne; Alden McAdams, 'Algona; Arthur Plathe,. Cor-with; JDon Powers, .Hedin g ; Bode! menting with other flavors. : .,' * * » ... , . —,_,. -__^ m W I ' ' . »>f • *• *V* ^*t *tdl-llJC> -LJUUCl getting Into, an unsettled state . Jennie Rode, Titonka; Ernest .Coca Cola is reported expert- Schmidt, iOttosen; Jack Schulz .n»,n,r «,!.., «,»,„.. „ Jr.,, Lu Verne; Berniece Thompson, Swea City; Thomas Trenary, .The Minnesota presidential furtj.MeJnd.ert Ullman, Titonka; election results are not being Nick Weber, Wesley; Dale Zen- taken too lightly by Republican tn ? r - Lu Verne, party leaders. After studying the . In , ot her district court matters results, where Democrats out- ° c tne P ast week, a divorce was voted Republicans by about two S r a nte d to Mary K. Stickney, Alto one, the Republican national ?°" a ' £l ' om F1 °yd E. Stickney, by committee is ,now moving its Judee G - W. Stillman on March Three Cars In St. Joe Crash Two teenagers, David C. Mally, 19, Altoona, and Donna Beem, 18, Berwick, received minor injuries in a crash that damaged three autos a mile north of St. Joe gun- day at 4:15 p.m. Mally was traveling north on highway 169 at the time of the mishap. An auto driven by Norman, P. Kayser, 22,-St. Joe, pulled oh the highway from the west and was hit on the right front by the Mally machine. % One of the vehicles ricocheted into a parked car belonging to John B. Reding, St. J6e, causing slight damage., Mally was thrown from his car and received a bruised and, cut left arm, while the Beem girl, got a bruised and cut left knee. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood investigated the accident, and Patrolman Dale McBride, who arrived at the scene, issued a ticket to Kayser for: a' stop sign .violation. ; Damage was estimated at $800 to Kayser's .,1956. i Ford,""44dO to Mally'r • ISSO.y.Ford,. ,and^ to Reding's 1956 Olds, accofffng to estimates. The two injured persons did not require hospitalization. ! ' • New Ordinal)!! Algonan Named Credit Adopted For City's Zoning The Algona'city council, discussed a variety of business dialing a lengthy session Wednesdai Mgr. Big Michigan Firm night. Adjournment 11:15 n.m. .came: • ai M. C. Metcalf, member of the industrial Development Commit* tee of the Chamber of Commerb^ was present. He discussed that organization, and its endeavors prepare a brochure advertisin she City of Algona; A present ion of a proposed book was ented the council members, f probable the brochure will winted, and the city agreed . pay 'half the cost; The municipa utilities board was considerin underwriting the other .50 ' ent rost. . . , Ordinance number 373, which' sets up Algona's new 11-membeiJ plan Commission, was passed ori the third reading and will be round elsewhere in today's Upper: Des Moines. The council dis* cussed the possibility of pur-i' chasing a Universally used build-! "ing code from the State of Iowa'. for study by the new c'ommls-y sion. It could be used as a basis for a code here, or might be adopted as it stands. Action will, be take on it later. ; Building permits were okayed for Vernell Ludwig, Don Pries-! korn, Robert Carr, Murl- Potter,' Robert Schoby, A. W.. Adams and Dr. R. C. Dewel, who will build a: new office building on the corner of East Call and North Moore streets valued at $14,500. Roland A. Larson, son of M and Mrs A. V. Larson, Algona was named April 1 to the positio of credit manager by the Amer ican Seating Co. at Grand Rup ids, Mich. He has been in th credit department there for th past five years, as asst. credi manager. Born m Algona March 12, 1917 Roland graduated from the loca high school as most outstandini four year student in 1933. He was employed for three years in the Jack Sprat grocery store, then attended Iowa State College, graduating in 1940 with a BS degree in Industrial Economics While attending college, Rolanc was employed by the Farm Crops Department in clerical work. , After graduation from college, he was with the Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Co. )f Chicago as credit analyst for :en years, with the exception of :hree years spent as a M/Sgt. n the army during the war. He was based in camps all over the country'in the post office and finance departments and as an M.P. He was later a second lieu- farm division from Washington 28 \ to Chicago, the median center of I A . . • Judgment of default was the Midwest, and the division's entered * rom U.S. district court U " J " : " L - *-' ' «t Fort Dodge, in a matter of the United States of America vs. Cecil and Velma Baker. Judg- budget will be tripled, Ss ey Air e Force St BlsHn y Can r "n^S^"* were al *° ™<*. fornia ft^^trSn^VS-1 $$£$$"* l ° ^° Unt "»"** Sioux Honey Ass'n of Sioux City vs. D. D.'and Darrell Sparks, asking judgment for $2,100; and a second case by the same plaintiff naming CJair Robinson as defendant, asking judgment for $350. Both suits pertained to shallow cut comb honey supers allegedly provided by the plain- tift, to each of the defendants. Chaumiere Farms of Steel- yille, Mo. is plaintiff and ask judgment of $980 from Bartiet Bros. Hatchery in a matter in volving 2800 turkey eggs. Youn ker Bros, of Des Moines is plain tjff, asking judgment for $36.72 from C. C. Shierk. Charles R Beed, Titonka, is plaintiff, asking judgment for $717.58 from Greta and Alvin Stecker. armed forces. He returned home only three weeks ago from Paris, France, and Rome, Italy, -where he had studied for the past four years. He holds a bachelor of philosophy degree from North American college in Rome, and studied in France under a French government scholarship. He speaks five languages, tjany added, good naturedly, that after his air force service he will probably be speaking a sixth. * * * H w*« Jw»» 25 years ago la» March 31 that the colorful, pug nosed football strategist, Knute Rockne, died in an airplane crash in a wheat, field nea.r Bazaar Kansas. * * Each prwidential year, it seems that the students of Oberlin College in Ohio hoid a mock political cpnvention. They are doing it this year, and our mail bag brought a request that copies of the Upper Des Moines be forwarded to them until convention time... "The Upper Des- Moines, we have been tojd, is one of Iowa's best small-town newspapers, and being able to read each issue would greatly aiid us Swea Wo man'To Teach In Bolivia Swea City — Melba Kittleson, laughter of Mrs Henry Kittleson, .erminated her contract as'teach- er in the Swea City junior high school on March 29 and will leave n about three weeks to prepare for a second term as missionary o Bplivia. v Miss Kittleson taught hei prior, to 1949, then entered th mission field in Bolivia, wher she remained until the death c her father in 1953. Returning home to be with he mother, she accepted a teachin position in the local schools. Sh now plans to pursue languag Studies in the dialects common t Bolivia, children Blacktopping for three blocks of West McGregor street, from Blackford street to the city limits, was discussed and a plat and schedule filed/ A public hearing will be held; April 25 dealing with assessment for the improvement. Some 6f thei cost will be :paid...'-by;..Mpiroperty... "" rest by the cit tenarit in the Army Reserve Corps until 1955. Roland was married Maj-ch 28, 1942 to Helen Howe, a Chicago girl, and the couple has three daughters. They are Virginia, 10, Barbara, 8, and Karen 3. He is active in the Western Michigan chapter of the National Association of Credit Men, PTA, community chest drives, and is a member of the Official Board of Trinity Methodist Church, Grand Rapids. Roland's employer, the American Seating Co., manufactures 75 Democratic Candidates Entered and 7 Republican With April 10 the deadline for filing for elective offices in Kossuth county, and the deadline having already passed for filing for state offices including the state senate and stiite house of representatives, 15 Democrats and seven Republicans have thus far indicated their intent to seek election. The Democrats have filled their ticket, with the exception of a candidate for county coroner. The Republicans as of Monday had seven vacancies on their slate, including the post of state reprcsen- huge quantities of all types of seating equipment. The firm recently outfitted the ocean liner, the S. S. Constitution, one of the argest afloat, throughout. Roland's brother, Russell, is nother local boy who has made ood. He is manager of Graham's tore at Decorah.''Russell gradu- ted in 1939 from Algona high, vent to Iowa State for a year, 'as in Patton's third army in urope during the war, and was ssistant manager of the local jrraham store for some time fee- ore being appointed manager at Decorah seven years ago. Russell married Jetty Erickson there Jan. 4, 1951, and they have two daughters, Judy, 4, and Debra, 2, and a son, Gary, born in September, 1955. Russell, like his brother, Roland, was a very § ood student during his -school ays here. Creamery Meet At Lone Rock >st oy tne city i""" ThV libne R6ck-Creamery : wl. An offer by LeRoy Lau to pur- h ? ld its annua l meeting the eve case property made, available " m f.,° f April 12, with a dinnei when the city closed a street in at 6-3 ° p - m ' to P recede 'he pr<5 the east portion of town was re- gr . a ."l a -2, d . b V s ' ness meetin g jected by the council/ Mr Lau ^ hlch wl11 , lnclude election of offered $550 for the land, but the dlrect °^ whose terms are expir- property was later taken off the lnfi ' t-oun'y Extension Director list of available property bv the J? 63 ? 1 fi a rn es will speak. Will —•—-•' rr j j i fihr.otor.c,-,,, K ^ ne creamery in our efforts to know how Iowa is thinking and feeling," the letter states. And with those kind words the students of Oberlin College will get the paper. Algona city council meetingj are not without their sense of humor, and after listening to a somewhat lengthy discussion last week on the subject'of a •building permit, Councilman Arnie Elbert provided us with our famous last Ime for this week, to wit: "I think wb»* w* b«vt h«w» U 9 Matt ol 373 Baby Beeves In 4»H Project Countyis 439 4-H, club members have 373 baby beeves on feed this year, according to Robert Johnson, county extension youth assistant. 4-H clubs with the largest beef enrollment a.re: Swea-Harrison with 19 members and 34 beef; Si fpe Trojans with 17 members and 34 calves; Whittemore, 24 mem- >ers with 33 calves; Lotts "Creek 14 members with 30 calves; Lu- Verne, J6 members with 28 calves; Prairie 11 members with 22 calves and Union 11 members with 20 calves. There are 202 Herefords, 121 Angus and 51 Shorthorn animals pn feed. Project enrollment sheets on swine, sheep,, poultry, crop, garden,, light horse, and tea, «leetr$<!i»floTO, honie " and will teach native upon her return t< South American. Lillian Kvams dale, another Swea City woman is now teaching under the same mission board in Bolivia. Mrs Randall Webb, wife of the Swea City high school principal will complete the year as teachei in the position left vacant by Miss Kittleson's resignation. Fined $25 For Assault, Battery Activity was plentiful in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court during the past week. Jerry Lr Wolfe, Algona, was fined $25 and costs for assault and battery and $25 and costs for Injuring a motor vehicle, resulting from an attack by Wolfe on an automobile and its driver, one of six Seneca 4-H youngsters, the evening of the annual 4-H Day Mar. 10. Wolfe smashed a window out of the car and ripped the coat off the driver during the fracas. | Another Algonan, Wayne A Wiese, paid $25 and costs for disorderly conducjt; Charles V. Schimmel, Algona, paid $10 and costs fpr speeding and $5 and costs for a stop sign violation; Don Ross, Thor, paid $10 for joing through a stop sign; and Daniel J. Shey, Algona, paid $5 and costs for speeding, in other council. A storm sewer sub-district, to I manager, be known as number one, was established fpr. the eastern portion of Algona; a cigarette permit issued-to G. A. •Wittkopf; plans for widening the'corner and installing new manhoes at the corner of Call and Minnesota streets; and a .'discussion on possibility of sidewalk in the alley at the Lucia Wallace School were other items of business during the night. N action was taken on the side walk, which would be paid for by the Algona Community Schoo" district. The council's meeting April ll. next regyla will be Wednesday William Nelson Rites At Burt William Nelson, 76, of Burt died at the Fairhaven rest home last Saturday night. Funeral services ' were held at the Methodist church at Burt on Tuesday at 1:30-p.m., April 3. Mr Nelson is survived by two sons, Raymond of LuVerne and vlelvin of Blooming Prairie, rtinn., and eight daughters, Mrs Vilbur Shoopman of Otho,' Mrs Theodore Jacobson of Burt, Mrs Alton Hurlburt of Corwith, Lilian Stangl 'of Burt, Mrs James ^ewis of Norfolk, Va., Mrs Walan Soderquist of Waukegan, II., and Mrs Maynard Kueck and tfrs Kenneth Bates, both of Alona. Legion Auxiliary Magazine Drive Algona's American Legion Auxiliary unit announces the start of its annual magazine subscription drive. Mrs Leota Halpin is unit president, and Mrs G. D. Brundage is chairman of th drive. Each magazine representativ calling on residents will have ai a credited card, and all repre sentatives will be registered a the sheriff's office., Proceed from the drive will go to bu additional portable sick roon equipment for treatment of pat ients in^ their qwn homes. Similar portable equipment is already houses in most towns in the county as well as Algona, foi temporary use of residents without charge. Mercury Zooms To A 79 Monday A balmy, almost hot afternoon Monday, easily the warmest of the new spring, prompted one local old-timer (evidently a fisherman at heart) to come up with ;he following statement — "The ce must have thawed out of the north side of the Des Moines •iver today." A call to Weatherman Stu Albright at the airport proved it jossible, as the mercury had hit 9 degrees at its peak during the afternoon. But, this Warning dulled all cases heard by the mayor. Herb Hedlund In Vet's Hospital Herb Hedlund, manager of Al gona's Pioneer Hibred plant, is. a patient in Veteran's Hospital a Des Moines. He has been 'there for several days, receiving treatment for severe pains in hi.s chest. He reportedly is showing rapid improvement. It is not known when he will be released from the hospital. , JioosBrvstJon, etc.> are due ea or before May 15 in th| County Extension Office. WfcttW ot 17 Slat, $ NfttoBal Aw t tdi, Including Central Excellence, lew* Pr«i Aii'n, 1955 Small Turnout In Fireman School Attendance was very disap- lointing at the opening session of he Volunteer Fire Department Officers' class in the Algona fire tation Monday night. Only four towns, Algona, Burt, ''enton and Whittemore, were epresented' at the meeting. A otal of 20 were present to hear William R. Simpson, field ins- ructor in firemanship training at owa State College, discuss the important items that constitute a good fire department. There are three more sessions on the schedule here. They will be held Tuesday, April 3, Monday and Tuesday, April 9-10, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All officers and firemen of every department in Kossuth county are'urged to attend. legion TQ Meet A regular monthly meeting Hagg Post No. 90 of the American Legion will be ,held Wednesday night, April 4, Commander Everett Baldus states. A color and sound film of the 1955 national convention will be shown. A stag is planned for April 6, 7 p.m. Hefty Ts* Bill ~" ,- county, will, receive from the Mil- The houghts of an early summer — Snow and rain, along with coole weather'are possibilities in th ear future. Readings for the week: Date Hi I Mar. 27 ..,.49 3 Mar. 28 32 24 Mar. 29 31 j; Mar. 30 39 H Mar. 31 53 25 Apr. 1 64 38 Apr. 2 79 44 After-Easter Clearances In Swing Locally Although the Easter apparel business finally got into "high gear" on Algona's Slate street last week, the combination of an early Easter and four snowstorm,, Including one blizzard, in March, did not add up to a "dress-up" inducement for the buying puWic earlier in the month. One local merchant said: "You just can't sell an Easter bonnet in the middle of a sleet storm." Consequently. Afier-Easter Apparel clearances in local stores are slated to offer greater-than-usual bargains in the field of wearing apparel, particularly. In fact, as a glance at the advertisements appearing in today's issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines will tell, it's a wonderful "buyer's market", where family ap parel is concerned. The ads prove that point, i In addition to the apparel clearance offerings, which begin Wednesday, a large group of stores are offering "Bombshell Bargains", which are described in ; a^special page advertisement. You can fill a - good -sized "piggy' bank" with the savings you can make in Algona, beginning Wednesday this week. Thul Youngster Rites Thursday A prayer .service' and graveside rites for Julie Patricia, one, •year old daughter of Mr and Mrs gona> incumbent; Charles Wag- Richard Thul, Algona, were held | ner - A L gona : at 2 p.m. Thursday. Msgr. P P. Gearen officiated and burial, was at Calvary Cemetery. Ham- Casey Loss, Algona Democrat and incumbent state representative, was the only candidate to file for that post from Kossuth county as the deadline to file for state offices was reached Saturday. ' Candidates for state senator from: the 49th district are D. E. Dewel, Algona Republican and incumbent, and Burl N: Ridout of Estherville, Democrat, and former state senator from thi.s district. Both filed Saturday. The lineup of candidates as of Monday for each party, follows: State Senator Republican—D. E, Dewel, Algona, incumbent. Democrat.— Burl N. Ridout, Estherville. State Representative Republican — none., Democrat—32asey Loss, Algona, incumbent. County Auditor Republican—Marc Moore, Al- jona, incumbent'. Democrat—Herman J. Stutler, ^orwith. ....•County Sheriff Republican—none. Democrat -*- Ralph Lindhorst, Algona, incumbent; Joe Duhl- lauser, Algona. County, Attorney Republican — L. W. Nitchals, Algona, incumbent. Democrat—Gordon Winkel, Algona. County Recorder . Republican—none. Democrat—Clara Walker, Algona, incumbent, County Treasurer Republican—none , . Democrat — Rosella V o i g t, Whittemore, incumbent. ' ; Clerk of District Court Republican-—none,^;.~ j «-»--C,"i^'*>»^ Democrat—Alma Pearson, Algona, incumbent. ' Supervisor, 1st Dist. Republican-—none. Democrat — Henry Schepp- m a n n, Irvington, incumbent; Charles Plathe, St. Joe. Supervisor; 2nd Dist. Republican—Fred Plumb, Lone Rock; Kyle Keith, Algona. • Democrat—Jens ' Sorensen, Al- Almost half an inch of rain was registered Wednesday and a trace of snow fell Thursday, but several good rains are needed, according to farmers in this area. . A check of temperature readings a year ago showed it was April 27 before the mercury reached 79, although warm read- ngs were the rule in April. The first week in May the thermo- neter went up to 80 degree read- ngs three days in a row'with an 88 mark May 2. Despite chances for more SUMMER IS COMING. -._, „ more th'an or 1964, and double what it was 0 years ego. Licenses To Wed To 3 Couples Three licenses to wed have )een issued in Kossuth county in he past week. They went to the ollowing couples ut the office of Alma Pearson, clerk of the dis- rict court: March 27 — Norman Randbj nd Karen M. Ruther, St. James ilinn. March 30—Claude W. Hudson Florence, S. Carolina, and Wand Young, Titonku. April 2—Max E. Bierstedt, Lakota, and Alvina D. Baude, Albert Lea, Minn. in Supervisor, 3rd Dist. Republican — John Rode, Titonka, incumbent. Democrat — Tom Forburger, Wesley. Supervisor, 4lh Dist. Republican—none. Democrat—Charles Newel County Coroner Survivors include her parents, | ^publwun-Dr. John Sdult- Democrat—none. Charles Wagner, Algona Democrat, is the most recent entry into a race for county office. He indicated Saturday he would oppose Jens Sorensen for the nomination in the Democratic primary. The primary election is June 4. Thus the chief primary interest will center around the nominations for the county board of supervisors. Republicans will have one primary fight, and the Iton Funeral Home was charge of arrangements. The little girl, who had been in ill health since birth, died Wednesday morning, March 28, at home. two sisters, Georgia and Janice, and the grandparents. They aru Mr and Mrs John Thul, St. Joe, and Mr and Mrs George Foth, Livermore. Casket bearers were Charlene Thul, Doris Ann Kohlhaas, Eileen Wagner and Kristine Plathe, cousins. Algona F.F.A. Is Heavy Winner Five J. P. Fines Five men paid fines in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court this week. Melvin L. Sivanson, Aniwa, Wis., paid $10 and costs for intra-state hauling; Vernon R. Ricklefs, Titonka, paid $5 and costs for a stop sign violation; Marion D. Anderson, Ft. Dodge, paid $10 and costs for truck speeding; William J. Shipman, CorwUh, paid $5 and costs for parking truck on public highway unattended; ^i.d Hugh £, Mc.- Jnroe, Algona, 'was assessed $6 and costs for a stop sign viola- ion. . The F.F.A. held a Sub Distri speaking and parlimentury pro cedure contest at Forest City Thursday, March 15. The mem >ers of the parlimentary proce dure team, Bob Von Bank, Den nis Schoby, Jerry Ferstl, Davi eiler and Harold Bjustrom al eceived the gold award. The public speaking contestan 3ary Berneau, also received [old award placing. Jim Mox ey received a gold award for th ".F.A. creed speaking. In th District contest on March 24, tht arlimentary procedure t e a n eceived the bronze award. The public speaking cont'est- nt received a silver placing and ie F.F.A. creed contestant also received a silver placing. Tire Blows With Truck Jacked Up An 18-year old from Garner. Charlas Goll, escaped serious injury in a strange accident Monday morning at Frank Youngwirth's service station on the northeast edge of Algona. Young Goll pulled his truck over on the driveway, go! underneath and was jacking it up so he could inspect a tire, when the tire blew out. The 'orce of the air sent him sprawl- 'ng out beside the vehicle, but ie was able to get up. A witness, Mike Plathe, Al- ;ona, took Goll to St. Ann hos- Dital where an examination >roved there were no broken )pnes. He was lame from the Democrats at thi.s moment have two. There is also a Uemo- cratic contest for the sheriti nomination. It has been a long time .since there have been four contests in the primary election in the county. Primary elections on (lie county level are seldom based on disagreements of policy but are simply giving a choict- uf expression to voters of each party as to the men or women they wish to ae the standard bearers for the general election on November II. Republicans have already held their presidential county convention; Democrals will hold their presidential convention Friday evening, April 6. in the Assembly room at the courthouse at 7:30 p.m. Both parties will hold their re- ular county conventions in July. ncident, but ized. was not hospitul- Fire Call At Fenton, Monday Fenton — The Fenton fire de- artment answered a call to the )rdaii Knudson' home shortly after noon Monday and extinguished flames in the basement. Mrs Knudson was working with cleaning fluid near the water heater, the fluid ignited, causing the blaze. Mrs Knudson'si right arm was burned. She was treated by a doctor and released. There was very little damage to the house by the fire, although smoke filled the structure and the paint on the water heattr was scorched. No estimate of damage has been made.