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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 3, 1956
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OMs By Russ Waller •*•••' * . ' One of our better-known farming operators Went to the courthouse last Wednesday to get his driver's license renewed. He was told the examining room was on the basement level, which it is, and he followed the directional arrow down the corridor. Then coming to a lineup of folks, he dutifully stepped in at the end of the line. The file slowly moved forward, with more people falling in behind. After about 20 minutes he turned and asked "are there always this many taking their driver's license exams?" "Driver's license?" came the reply. "Why this is a lineup o people getting their share of the surplus commodities." * * * Sign in the Lone Rock elevator: In case of Atomic attack Stand up, pay your bills, Keep calm, move outside, Duck, and run like H—! * * » "Household Pests" and how to 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 Barnes, extension director, informed us that this topic does not include husbands. * » i ' * Voters in the Sentral school area of Lone Rock, Seneca and Fenton, go to the polls today— for 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 in or near Bode, the area's central point. There seems to be no question State Historical Iowa city, la. iWotnesi tiTAftlliMtft 1141 Entered as second class matter at the postolfice at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1.. 1933. under Act of Congress Of March 3. 1879, ALGONA, IOWA, TUISDAY, APRIL 3, 1956 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 93 - NO. 14 22 In Field For 13 County Offices but that both the Twin Rivers idea Sentral and is about as sound, a solution of the school problem for the areas concerned as is possible. With modern transportation facilities, one centrally-located high school can provide adequate teachers and classroom subject variety that has not always been possible with individual, small schools and small enrollments. * » • The world getting into must REALLY be an unsettled state .. .Coca Cola is reported experimenting with other flavors. * • » The Minnesota presidential election results are not being taken too lightly by Republican party leaders. After studying the results, where Democrats outvoted Republicans by about two to one, the Republican national committee is now moving its farm division from Washington to Chicago, the median center of the Midwest, and the division's budget will be tripled. * * * Harry John Studer, 23, son of Mr and Mrs Joseph M. Studer of Wesley, left last Tuesday for Parks Air Force Base in California for basic training in the 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. Harry added, good naturedly, that after his air force service he will probably be speaking a sixth. » * • It was just 25 years ago last March 31 that the colorful, pug- nosed football strategist, Knute Rockne, died in an airplane crash in a wheat field near Bazaar, Kansas, * ' . * Each presidential year, it seems that the students of Oberlin College in. Ohio hold a mock political convention. 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 told, is one of Iowa's best small-town newspapers, and being able to read each issue would greatly aid us 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 meetings 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 El- bei t provided us with our famous last line for this weelt, to wit: "I think what we have h«re is a state of organized eoalusion!" April Term Of District Court Begins Monday KossUth county's April term of district .court will formally open in Algona next Monday with Judge Fred M. Hudson presiding at the court, term. The petit jury, if one is needed, will not report until Tuesday, April 17. County Attorney L. W. Nitchals said Monday that f«ur cases on the criminal calendar are slated for trial this term, and if the cases do, the petit jury will be called. On the docket of the county attorney are the following cases: Lauriti Strand, charged with O.M.V.I., Second offense. Cyril Kellner, charged with O.M.V.I., third offense. Alfred Nile*, charged with larceny by embesilement. Clyde Math Reinsbeck. charged with 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 Bellock, Algona; Cecil Bjustrom, Whittemore; Roland Bode, Algona; George Briggs, Ledyard; Kdith Buchanan, Algona; I, William Butler, Bode; Ruth Carlson, Swea City; Arnold Danielson, Algona. Robert Deal, Algona, Lillian Devine, Bancroft; Melvin Ellingson, Ottosen; Albert Elsbecker, Lone Rock, Joe Erickson, Armstrong; Ray Fisher, Armstrong, George Graham, Titonka; Theo. Green, Ledyard; Earl Haas, Elmore; John Harringa, Titonka. Henry Hellman, Bancroft; Ruth Hurlburt, Swea City; J. L. Intermill, Titonka; Robert Jacobson, Swea City; Milton Johnson, Bancroft; Arnold Ketelsen, West Bend; Leroy Klepper, West Bend; Robert Kruse; Titonka, John Kut- schar'a, Algona; James B. Larson, Lone Rock; Wilson Legler, Corwith ; Al Lensing, Bancroft. Duane. Logue, Algona; Howard Long, Algona; Olga Mass, El- rriore; John Merrill, Bancroft; Lyle Miller, LuVerne; Alden McAdams, Algona; Arthur Plathe, Corwith; Don Powers, Wesley; Peter C. Reding, Bode. Jennie Rode, Titonka; Ernest Schmidt, Ottosen; Jack Schulz, Jr., LuVerne; Berniece Thompson, Swea City; Thomas Trenary, Burt; Meindert Ullman, Titonka; Nick Weber, Wesley; Dale Zentner, LuVerne. In other district court matters of the past week, a divorce was granted to Mary K. Stickney, Algona, from Floyd E. Stickney, by Judge G. W.'Stilunan on March A judgment of default was entered from U.S. district court at Fort Dodge, in a matter of the Jnited States of America vs. Cecil and Velma Baker. Judgment was for $235.03, plus costs and interest. Five new cases were also filed, all pertaining to account matters, Drive-In Theater Opens This Week The public is invited free of charge to "Open House" and test night at the Starlite Drive-in theater Thursday of this week, from 7 to 9 p.m. Four cartoon's 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 for season. The drive-in will open officially this Friday night at 7 o'clock, with the presentation of two features andj two cartoons. The feature attractions are Randolph Scott in "Thunder Over the Plains," plus John Wayne and Susan Hayward in "Fighting Sea- Bees." equipment is the coming 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 Sunday 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 on 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. Joe, 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 £r ticket to Kayser for a stop sign violation. Damage was estimated at $800 to Kayser's 1956 Ford, x $460, to Molly's 1950. Focd, and $75 to Redlng's 1956 Olds, according to estimates. The two injured persons did not require hospitalization. '• • as follows: 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 Clair Robinson as defendant, asking judgment for $350. Both suits pertained to shallow cut comb honey supers allegedly provided by the plain- lift', to each of the defendants. Chaumiere Farms of Steel- yille, Mo. is plaintiff and asks judgment of $980 from Bartlett Bros. Hatchery in a matter involving 2800 turkey eggs. Younker Bros, of Des Moines is plaintiff, asking judgment for $36.72 from C. C. Shierk. Charles R. Beed, Titonka, is plaintiff, asking judgment for $717.58 from Greta and Alvin Sleeker. 373 Baby Beeves In 4-H Project Kossuth County's 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 are: Swea-Harrison with 19 members and 34 beef; St. Joe Trojans with 17 members and 34 calves; Whittemore, 24 members with 33 calves; Lotts Creek 14 members with 30 calves; Lu- Verne, 1C members with 26 calves; Prairie U members with 22 calves and Union 11 members with 20 calves. There are 202 Herefords. 121 Angus and 51 Shorthorn animals on feed. Project enrollment sheets on dairy, swine, sheep, poultry, crop, garden, light horse and ponies, electrification, home improvement, conservation, etc., are due 00 or before May 15 in the County Eytensioa Office. Swea Woman To Teach In Bolivia Swea City — Melba Kittleson, daughter of Mrs Henry Kittleson, terminated her contract as teach- er'in the Swea City junior high school on March 29 and will leave in about three weeks to prepare for a second term as missionary to Bolivia. Miss Kittleson taught here prior to 1949, then entered the mission field in Bolivia, where she remained until the death of her father in 1953. Returning home to be with her mother, she accepted a teaching position in the local schools. She now plans to pursue language studies in the dialects common to Bolivia, and will teach native children upon her return to South American. Lillian Kvamsdale, 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 teacher 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 L. 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 annupl 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 conduct; Charles V. Schimmel, Algona, paid $10 and costs for speeding and $5 and costs for a stop sign violation: Don Ross, Thor, paid $10 for going through a stop sign; and Daniel J. Shey, Algona, paid $5 and costs for speeding, in other cases heard by the mayor. New Ordinance Adopted For City's Zoning The Algona city council discussed a variety of business during a lengthy session Wednesday night. Adjournment came, at 11:15 n.m. M. C. Metcalf, member of .vthe Industrial Development Committee of the Chamber of Commerce, was present. He discussed that organization, and its endeavors to prepare a brochure advertising the City of Algona. A presentation of a proposed book was presented the council members. It is probable the brochure will be printed, and the city agreed to pay half the cost; The municipal utilities board was considering underwriting the other 50 percent rost. Ordinance number 373, which sets up Algona's new 11-member plan commission, was passed on the third reading and will be found elsewhere in today's Upper Des Moinep. The council dis-, cussed the possibility of purchasing a Universally used building code from the State of Iowa for study by the new commis-' sion. It could- be used as a basi for a code here, or might adopted as it stands. Action will be take on it later. Building permits were okayed for Vernell Ludwig, Don Prieskorn, Robert Carr, Murl PotterJ 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. 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 of the cost will be paid by property owners,-the rest by the city. An offer by LeRoy Lau to pur- case property 'made available when the city closed a street in the east portion of town was rejected by the council. Mr Lau offered $550 for the land, but the property was later taken off the list of available property by the council. A storm sewer sub-district, to be known as number one, was established for th'e 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. No action was taken on the sidewalk, which would be paid for by the Algona Community School district. The council's next regular meeting April 11. Algonan Named Credit Mgr. Big Michigan Firm Roland A. Larson, son of Mr and Mrs A. V. Larson, Algona, was named April 1 to the position of credit manager by the American Seating Co. at Grand Rapids, Mich. He has been in the credit department there for the past five years, as asst. credit manager. Born in Algona March 12, 1917, Roland graduated from the local high school as most outstanding four year student in 1933. He was employed for three years in the Jack Sprat attended Iowa grocery store, then State College, graduating in 1940 with a BS degree' in Industrial Economics. While attending college, Roland 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. of Chicago as credit analyst for ten years, with the exception of three years spent as a M/Sgt. in 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 lieutenant in the Army Reserve Corps until 1955. Roland was married March 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 huge quantities of all types of seating equipment. The firm recently outfitted the ocean liner, the S. S. Constitution, one of the Roland A. Larson largest afloat, throughout. Roland's brother, Russell, is another local boy who has made good. He is manager of Graham's Store at Decorah. Russell graduated in 1939 from Algona high, went to Iowa State for a year, was in Patton's third army in Europe during the war, and was assistant manager of the local Graham store for some time before 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 good student during his school days here. Creamery Meet At Lone Rock The Lone Rock Creamery will hold its annual meeting the evening of April 12,"with a dinner at 6:30 p.m. to precede the program and business meeting, which will include election of directors whose terms are expiring. County Extension Director Dean Barnes will speak. Will Christenson is the creamery manager. 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 Hurt on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., April 3. Mr Nelson is survived by two sons, Raymond of LuVerne and Melvin of Blooming Prairie, Minn., and eight daughters, Mrs Wilbur Shoopman of Otho, Mrs Theodore Jacobson of Burt, Mrs Alton Hurlburt of Corwith. Lillian Stangl of Burt, Mrs James Lewis of Norfolk, Va., Mrs Walton -Soderquist of Waukegan, 111., and Mrs Maynard Kueck and Mrs Kenneth Bates, both of Algona. Legion Auxiliary Magazine Drive . Algpna'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 the drive. Each magazine representative calling on residents will have an a credited card, and all representatives will be registered at the sheriff's office. Proceeds, from the drive will go to buy additional portable sick room equipment for treatment of patients in their own homes. Similar portable equipment is already houses in most towns in the county as well as Algona, for 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 the following' statement — "The ice must have thawed out of the north side of river today." A call to the Des Moines Weatherman Stu Albright at the airport proved it possible, as the mercury had hit 79 degrees at its peak during the afternoon. But, this warning dulled all thoughts of an early summer — Snow and rain, along with -cooler weather are possibilities in the near future. Readings for the week: 15 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 stiite offices including the state senate and state 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 represent tative. After-Easter Clearances In Swing Locally Although the Easier apparel business finally got into "high gear" on Algona's State street last week, the combination of an early -Easter and four snowstorm,' including one billiard, in' March, did not add up to a "dress-up" inducement for the buying public .earlier in the month. One local merchant said: "You just can't sell an Easier bonnet in' the middle of a sleet storm." Consequently, After-Easter Apparel 'clearances in local stores are slated to offer greaier-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 ihat poini. 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-sised "piggy bank" with the savings you can make in Algona, beginning Wednesday this week. Herb Hedlund In Vet's Hospital Herb Hedlund, manager of Algona's Pioneer Hibred plant, is a patient in Veteran's Hospital at Des Moines. He has been there for several days, receiving treatment for severe pains in his chest. He reportedly is showing rapid improvement. It is not known when he will be released from the hospital. Winner of 17 State fc National Awards. 1850-1955 Including General Excellence, Iowa Press Ass'n, 1955 Small Turnout In Fireman School Attendance was very disappointing at the opening session of the Volunteer Fire Department Officers' class in the Algona fire station Monday night. Only four towr\s, Algona, Burt, Fenton and Whittemore, were represented at the meeting. A total of 20 were present to hear William R. Simpson, field instructor in firemanship training at Iowa 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. Date Hi Mar. 27 ..49 Mar. 28 32 Mar. 29 31 Mar. 30 39 Mar. 31 52 Apr. 1 -.64 38 Apr. 2 79 44 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 readings were the rule in April. The first week in May the thermometer went up to 80 degree readings three days in a row with an 88 mark May 2. Despite chances for more snow, SUMMER IS COMING. legion To Meet A regular monthly meeting Hagg Post No. 90 of the American Legion will be held Wednesday night, April 4, Commander Ever- e^t 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 Tax Bill Kossuth- county, will, receive $15,381.87 in taxe* from the Milwaukee Railroad tar 195$. The first half of the tax bill UT» paid last ^^eek. The road's Iowa ta* bill is about $30,000 more than for 1954, and double what it was 10 years ago. Licenses To Wed To 3 Couples Three licenses to wed have been issued in Kossuth county in the past wc-ck. They went to the following couples at the office of Alma Peamin, clerk of the district court: March 27 — Norman Randby and Karen M. Ruther, St. James, Minn. March 30—Claude W. Hudson. Florence. S. Carolina, and Wanda Young, Titonka. April 2—Max E. Bierstedt, Lakota, and Alvina D. Baade, Albert Lea, Minn. Thul Youngster Rites Thursday A prayer service, and graveside rites for Julie. Patricia, one year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Richard Thul, Algona, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday. Mpgr. P. P. Gearen officiated and burial was at Calvary Cemetery. .Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The little girl, who had been in ill health since birth, died Wednesday morning, March 28, at home. Survivors include her parents, two sisters, Georgia and Janice, and the grandparents. They are Mr and Mrs John Thul, St. Joe, and Mr and Mrs George Foth, Livermore. Casket bearers were Ch.arlene Thul, Doris Ann Kohlhaas, Eileen Wagner and Kristine Plathe, cousins. Five J. P. Fines Five men paid fines in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court • this week. Melvin L. Swanson, Ani- wu, Wis., paid $10 and costs for infra-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 truclc speeding; , William J. Shipman, Corwith, paid $5 and costs for parking truck on public highway unattended; and Hugh L. MC- Enroe, AJjfona, was assessed $6 and costs for a stop sign violation. Algona F.F.A. Is Heavy Winner The F.F.A. held a Sub District speaking and parlimentary procedure contest at Forest City, Thursday, March 15. The mem* bers of the parlimentary procedure team, Bob Von Bank, Dennis Schoby, Jerry Ferstl, David Seller and Harold Bjustrom all received the gold award. The public speaking contestant Gary Berneau, also received a gold award placing. Jim Mox- iey received a gold award for the F.F.A. creed speaking. In the District contest on March 24, the parlimentary procedure team received the bronze award. The public speaking contestant received a silver placing and the F.F.A. creed contestant also received, a silver placing. Tire Blows With Truck Jacked Up An 18-year old from Garner. Charles Goll, escaped serious injury in a strange accident Monday morning at Frank Youngwirth's service station on the northeast edge of Algona. Goll pulled his truck Young over 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 oC Estherville, Democrat, and former state senator from this district. Both filed Saturday. The lineup of candidates as of Monday for each party, follows: Stale Senator Republican—D. E. Dewel, Algona, incumbent. Democrat — Burl N. Ridout, EstherviHe. State Representative Republican — none. Democrat—Casey Loss, Algona, incumbent. County Auditor Republican—Marc Moore, Algona, incumbent. Democrat—Herman J. Studer, Corwith. County Sheriff Republican—none. Democrat — Ralph Lindhorst, Algona, incumbent; Joe Duhl- hauser, 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. 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, Algona, incumbent; Charles Wagner, Algona. ' ' ' Supervisor, 3rd Dist. Republican — John Rode, Titonka, incumbent. Democrat — Tom Forburger, Wesley. ... Supervisor, 4th Dist, Republican—none: Democrat—Charles Newel County Coroner Republican—Dr. John Sch'ut- ter. Democrat—none. Charles Wagner, Algona Democrat, is the. most recent entry into a race for county office. He indicated Saturday he would. op» pose 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, andothe Democrats at this moment will have two. There is also a Democratic contest for the sheriff nomination. It has been a long time since there have been four contests in the primary election in the county. Primary elections on the county level are seldom based on disagreements of policy but are simply giving a choice of expression to voters of each party as to the men or women they wish to be the standard bearers for the general election on November G. Republicans have already held their presidential county convention; Democrats will hold their presidential convention Friday evening, April 6, in th'e Assembly room at the courthouse at 7:30 p.m. Both parties will hold their regular county conventions in July. the driveway, go! underneath and was jacking il up so he when the could inspect a tire, tire blew out. Tlv; force of the air sent him sprawling out be.side the vehicle, but he was able to get up. A witness, Mike Plathe, Algona, took Goll to St. Ann hospital where an examination proved there were no brokeo bones. He was lame from the incident, but was not hospitalized. Fire Call At Fenton, Monday Fenton — The Fenton fire department answered a call to the Jordan 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's 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 h«j*t«r was scorched. No estimate of damage has been made.

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