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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 10, 1956
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5'6 Primary Election Races Appear Likely With today, Tuesday, April 10, as the final day of filing for doun' ty elective offices, one of the most widespread primary election contests in many years is Shaping up for Kossuth county. .. .There was evidence of a possible ^primary contest in every one ' of . the i?. ui ' supervisor 'districts where offices are to be filled this year, including four or five Dem- pcratic and one Republican contest. In supervisor district one^ the southern end o'f the county, incumbent Henry'Scheppmann arid Charles Plathe will Vie for the • Democratic nomination. Kenneth Roney is the Republican nominee., In supervisor district two, both Republican and Democratic contests are in the-offing. Jens Sorensen, incumbent, may be opposed by Charles Wagner of Algona. The Republican contest will \pit Fred. Plumb of Union twp. against Kyle Keith of Plum Creek two. •- ) .In the third district, John Rode is the Republican incumbent and ' will /have', no opposition; "in., th primary, but there are no*? • tw .potential Democratic caMidatp 1 for, their party nomination, Tpm Forburger of Wesley arid ! :Errie Godfredseh. of Titonka. In the district, •Dempcra tic incumbent Charles Newel b Fenton, Will be opposed by Ed vald Johnson of Swea City. Alto Pettit of Lorte Rock will be th Republican .nominee. There have been several' othe possible contests mentioned, bu until the deadline of filing a 4 p.m. today, the final lineup wi not be determined. Senfral School Bonds Again Are Defeated ' By the slim margin of 25 votes a third election held on the ques tion of issuing $450,000 in bonds to finance construction of a new high school for the Sentra .school district, was defeated la's Wednesday. . v The vote' was 568 in favor o: the measure and 420 against it with six spoiled ballots. A.,6 majority*'of those voting, was' quired »to pass. •' , ' i, ..In''March of 1955 the,tirst'Vote was . held, ..with 57% voting in favor of the jssue,<497 to 378. Las' • July'a second ,yotp was.held, with 52% voting In favor, 447 to 410 .The project would call for con* • struction ' qf .< a^new - high,: "school for the Lone Rockj 'Seneca, Fenton .district, which comprises.' the Sentral Community School district. Backers of the plan say that another vote will be held sometime in the future. The most recent vote was held at Lone Rock for the area. , BIDS LET FOR NEW ' TITONKA SCHOOL At Titonka, bids were opened last Tuesday for construction pf a 'new school. Forest City Improvement Co. of Forest City, Iowa, was the low bidder for the general contract, at $126,271. Larson Electric of Woden, with 1 a hid of $11,795, was low bidder for the electrical contract. San'de Construction Co. of. Humboldt with a bid of $29,991 was low for the plumbing and heating contract. Sum total of low bids was S168.057, or about $11.90 a square foot for the new building, Construction is slated tq get underway in the near future. Dept, of Hiatory ah Dee Moinee 10, Iowa _^l|k ^41^^ £' Jftometf ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered as Mctmd class matter at the postofflce at , Iow$, NOV.. 1,. 183J. under Act of Congress of March -3, 1879, ALGQNA, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 1956 3 SECTIONS-22 PAGES (Plus 20 Page Tabloid) VOL. 93 - NO. 15 Holdup Pair Counfy Demos Pick iCon vention Delegates Name 46 To Corn Award To Frankl $1,455 Donations To Charity Ball As of Monday, a total of $1,455. 53 had been received as contri butions for the 1956 Charity Ball here, H. W. Miller, treasurer Of the volunteer organization stated. This total is about $100 oVer the 1955 gross receipts, and a few more checks are still expected. ' Total expenses have not 'been tabulated, but are expected to be about thp Average $300 of previous years. Ramona Amfahr, daughter of Mr and Mrs Matt Amfahr of Algona, was chosen as Queen of the 1956 ball, held last Tuesday evening, by popular ballot of those attending. She is a nurse at St. Ann hospital. Livermore Man In Naval Case In an unusual case involving naval and regular law, Navy Chief Petty Officer Lester McKenzie of Livermore, Iowa, has gone into court in an effort to retain his rating in the navy. His superiors had declared him not qualified for the chief petty officer position. McKenrfe took the matter to federal court in San Francisco. The action hinges on the fact that McKenzie was a prisoner of war during World War II, and was promoted to a chief petty officer rate under a blanket order pertaining to P.O.W.'s. McKenzie has served in the navy for 16 years. His navy superior officers-withheld recommendation for his continuation with the chief petty officer rate, tot $ new enlistment period, sayjng he lMfc*3 ^e formal training to qualify. Presentation of a trophy; -award for winning second place in the state Ibwa Masters .;Corn' Growers contest, for 1955 /was made last Thursday evening by the Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Co. to Gerald Frankl of Irvington, in a dfhner at the Supper Club here, i Pictured above are 'Jack 'Dethrhers of 'Garner, district super visor ofcthe^PioneeriHi-Bred Co., Mr Frankl, and Aaron Steussy o Algona, who ; handled the sale of seed corn to Frankl. The seconc place winnSr had a yield of 125.5 bushels per acre in the contest The first .place, winner:, had a yield of 126.8: Also present at the dinner were E; Sindelar of the local Pioneer plant; Mrs, Dethmers, Mrs Steussy, Mrs Gerald Frankl, Mrs Marie Frankl,' mother "of Gerald, arid Al Hayes of the Pioneer company frbm Des Moines. . ' . -> >Plans ai-e also underway for the 1956 Kossuth corn yield contest, sponsored jointly by the three Algona service clubs. man of 'tjie 1956 contest committee is Willard Steffan, secr Mel Thompson, and Ed Gilmore is the treasurer. ' Prizes 'aud'' trophies will be awarded as before. Entries Chair- secretary is wil _ . close July, 15. Further information may be obtained by writing Box 339, Algona, or contact the county extension director, Dean Barnes (Upper Des- Moines flashfoto),. An Industrial Ubrporatipn A- total of 43 persons or busi ness firms have signed up so far and contributed $100 each to the Algona Industrial Development Corp., according to Bill Steele, ecretary of the Chamber of Commerce. -The'goal is 100 shares in the orporation, which would pro- 'ide a $10,000 working fund to id in developing industry local- y. It is a non-taxable, non- rofit organization which was Concert Ass'n Drive Readied The Kossuth Community Conert Association is nearly ready or the annual spring member- hip campaign for the 1956-1957 eason. Mrs John Schutter, rive chairman, announces that people have promised help, he drive begins next week. The membership campaign this ear will be in two steps. The ast three days of'next week will be spent contacting present merh r bers to renew their membership for another year. A meeting of workers for this phase of the campaign will be held in the Druggists' Mutual Insurance Company meeting room Thursday afternoon. April 19th. The final drive will start on Monday, April 23rd, after a dessert meeting at 7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church for workers. New members will be solicited, and it is hoped that membership will be increased for next year's concept season. The drive will close at noon on April 28. After that date no memberships will be accepted. AS usual, there will be np tickets sold -for any individual concerts next year. Membership is limited to the seating, capacity of the Algona School Auditorium. The price for next year will be $6.00 for adults with junior memberships at $3.00. The drive will cover most towns and surrounding territory in Kossuth County. During past years, as high as one third of the membership of the Concert Association have come from out- aide, the Algona territory. A larger, membership will enable the association to book more and better programs jfor the coming year, as talent is booked on the basis of the money on hand. 7 Recipe Pages With UDM Today Sev«n pages oi party 19«*RW are f«a|i)v«4 with th» April Fanp 8t Home jroto- wsvure section wbfch comes t l un here following study pf similar plans now in operation in other cities. . As soon as 100 shareholders have beeh signed up, a board of directors and officers will be elected by the group and an effort made to bring additional industry to Algona. Those who have signed up to date are: M. A. Bartholomew, North Central Public Service Co., Bucfi- anan • Abstract Co., Upper Des Moines Publishing Cp. ( R. R. Hutzell, Norton Machine Works, Brandt Buick, Milton Norton, Blossom Insurance Agency, Kent Motor Co., Wm. Zimmerman, John Dreesman, Arnold Motor Supply, Greenberg Auto Supply, Clayton Percival, Duane E. Jensen, Iowa State Bank. Home Federal Savings & Loan, Ready-Mix Concrete & Lbr. Co., Universal Mfg. Co., Gene's Radio & TV, Jack Limbaugh, Don Nelson, Advance Publishing Co., K. R. Strahorn, Kelley Lumber Co., T. H. Chrischilles, Algona Ins. Agency, James Palmer, Leighton Misbach. Joel M. Herbst, Grahams Dept, Store, W. H. Bartlett, Honsbruch Drug, Beecher Lane Appliance, Dau's Garage; L. S. Bohannon, William Finn, Bjustrom's Furni- ;ure, Alwin J. Huenhold, G. H. Stillman, Schultz Bros. Garage and J. C. Penney Co. The drive for the goal will continue until it is reached. Presidential I Meet, June I A Kossuth county Democratic 1 ; slate of 46 delegates to the state presidential convention of the party at Des Moines, was" named last Friday evening at the 'courthouse here during the Kossuth. county presidential convention ,qf the Democratic' party, June l»lh JDes Moines. ' •'/$£''' The delegation will go uriins- tructed as to a choice of pr&i- dential candidate, and each .delegate is to have a half vote ih the state convention. • >}.}•• The unit rule is to > apply .'-"With those attending being empowered to cast- the total of the alloted 23 votes for Kossuth county for the nominee of their choice. < From a Democratic party standpoint, the meeting in the. as- .sembly room ,was indicative off a high degree > of party interest. Every available seat was taMj]ii, with the overflow standingwpr sitting in the outside corridor; an estimated 200 persons were sent. /. .... ' . '- :'. Named as county delegateg the state convention were, lowing: . . '•- '^t ^ Algona and Adjacent t6whshij3» M. Joseph Bradley, M.'H. M$Enroe, Mrs Mae O'Brienj L; >&., Winkel,; Casey Loss, Dr; Dantll Bray, Mrs :Elyene Strelt,. Kathleen McEnroe", H. D. Hutchins, Andrew Miller, C. B. Murtagh, R. B. Waller, -Mrs A. B. Schenck, Gordon Winkel, Luke Linnan, Andrew Reding. . Lakota—Robert Hamilton, Art Schissel and Jerry Ukena. ^ Swea City, ^aW-jri;',.goland, ' Weidenhoff Company Sold The Snap-On Tools Corporation of Kenosha, Wisconsin, today announced the purchase by it of Joseph Weidenhoff,) Inc., a subsidiary of Bowser, Inc. The Weidenhoff corripany is the oldest manufacturer of auiomotive iune-up equipment in ihe United Slates. Snap-On Tools Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of mechanics' hand service tools and related items. The Weidenhoff plant in Algona will be operated by the Snap-On Tools Corporation as a subsidiary. . N. W. Iowa Mayors Guests In Algona 9 Miles Asphalt Paving To Start Just as soon as weather tem- pevature averages, reach 40 degrees, work on completion of Al- §ona nine miles of new street lacktopping will get underway, city officials said this week. Pveliminary work was completed last fall after curb and gutter installations. Anyone who is not included in ihe scheduled nine miles of work, and who wishes to h^ve blacktopping done on their streets this summer, may petition the city for additional work by M»y 9, and can be included in the program, Petitions are available at the office of the city clerk, Ivy Scuff- ham. Extra work can be done under this method in this year's program, with a savings on the job contract by haying it all done at once, it is pointed out. Franklin Kobns, Marvin Simons- meier and Harold Carr. , ^ ' Bancroft—Joe Murray, Richard Menke and' Adolph Hatten.' Burl—H. E. Rachut, Mrs Agnes Stewart and Glee Bullock. Fenton—Mrs Dawn Struecker and Mrs Hans Baago. Ledyard—Lars Skaar. Armstrong—Mrs Pat Berkness. Lone Rock—Ronald Collins. Corwith—Herman Studer. St. Benedict—Mrs Alice Froeh-, ich and Donald McCarthy. LuVerne — Milo Risvold and 2arl Swanson. Wesley—Joe Goetz. Whiltemore^-John Uhlenhako. TiJonka—Win. Boyken. Bodb — George Wagner and Robert Kirsch. The nomination committee was omposed of Robert Lpss, Mrs lans Baago, H. E. Rachut, Don McCarthy, Marvin Simohsmeier and Robert Kirsch. Their list of recommended delegates was approved unanimously. It was also decided that each precinct would invite at least one boy and one girl from senior high school to be guests at the regular Democratic county convention, to be held in Algona June 29, following a motion by Mrs Leo Engesser. DICK EVERDS NAMED AS G. O. P..DELEGATE At the state Republican presidential convention held in Des Moines last week, F. R. Everds of Estherville, and well known in Algona, was named as one of the delegates -from the sixth, district to attend the national Republican presidential convention in San Francisco, next August. ' Angus Cotton of Lone Rock, Kossuth Republican chairman, was a member of the nominating committee at Des Moines. FinedI $150 Francis Weaver, 30, Lakota was fined on five bad check charges fcgt.weeJt at Bliw Earih, MJnn. Fines totaled $150; plug costs, in justice court. In Mayor's Court Five persons had cases heard by Mayor C. C. Shierk this week. Michael Pfeffer, Algona, was fined $50 and costs on an intoxication count; Kathrine Dutton, Algona, paid $10 and costs for failure to report an accident and $10 and costs for leaving the cene without leaving name; John H. Haga, Fort Dodge, paid $8 and costs, Elead Wegner, Algona, $5 and costs, and Raymond S. Block, St. Paul, $5 for speeding. Ella Brothers Services Held Tuesday, Apr. 1{ Funeral services for Mrs Ella J. Brothers, 76, resident of Algona for the past 17 years, were held at McCullough's Funera' Chapel this afternoon, Tuesday April 10, at 2 p.m. Rev. Harrj Whyte, Methodist minister, officiated at the rites and burial was in Riverview Cemetery. Mrs 'Brothers died Saturdaj morning at St. Ann hospital. Ella Janet, daughter of Dr Shauncey and Mary Jane Jones Pond, was born Mar, 22, 1880, at L,inn Grove in Buena Vista coun- :y. She was 'married to Fred G. Brothers, who preceded her in death. Mrs Brothers moved to Algona in 1939. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge and the Methodist church. She is survived by three sons and two daughters. They are: Alpha R. Brothers, Detroit; Chauncey P. Brothers, Casper, Wyo.; George Brothers, Warrington, Fla.; Mildred (Mrs E. R. Carney), Des Moines, formerly of Algona; and Gail (Mrs Orie Ruch), LeSeuer, Minn. Mrs Brothers was the youngest of nine children, now all deceased. Pallbearers at the funeral were Leslie Huff, William Sengbusch, Bernard Dahlhauser, Harold Roth, Clem McEvoy and Harold Lampright. Mrs Walt Leslie, Lakota, Passes Funeral services were held Monday at Lakota for Mrs Walter Leslie, wife of ex-postmaster W. J. Leslie. She died Friday afternoon after a lingering fight against cancer. Mary Irene King Leslie was born April 27, 1896, at Truro, la. On Oct. 13, 1921, she was married to W, J. Leslie at Windom, Minn. She is survived by her husband, a son, Boyd Mulverhill, in the Navy and stationed on the island of Malta; three daughters, Mrs Earl (Edna) Paulstn, Lakota; Mrs Edwin (Lois) Schwartz, Swea City, and Mrs William (V.e 1 m a) Coombes, Fairmont, Minn.; eight grandchildren, three Three mayors who visited Algona Friday during the monthly meeting of Northwest Iowa chamber of commerce secretaries are shown above with Algona's .mayor, Dr. C. C. Shierk. Left to righ they are Paul R. Johnson, Spirit Lake, C. A. Dinges, Emmetsbure F. W. Ruliffson, Storm Lake, 'and Dr. Shierk. Chamber of commerce secretaries from Estherville, .. Emmets- btirg, Spencer, Storm Lake./Spirit, Lake, Cherokee, LeMars, Web- 'ster City, Iowa Falls an^ Algona meet the first Friday .of each, ttiQnth at each pf the townsdn-rot&tioh; ; They.haVe done sa for -five" years but this- was the- first-'ailoh meeting which. 'featiu-ed"'lh«itBtida»'»tcr the mayors. Problems of various cities are discussed at the meetings. The mayors later got together for a meeting of their own at the city hall. . The entire group had a dinner and meeting at the Algona Hotel at noon. (Upper Des Moines flashfoto) . Assign 3 Criminal Cases For District Court Trial Assignment of cases for the April term of district court here was made Monday afternoon by Judge Fred L. Hudson of Poca- lontas. Three criminal cases will open he court term, with the petit ury to report next Tuesday, Apr. ,7, at 10 a.m. First case slated is that of the Jtate of Iowa vs. Alfred Niles of Vlason City, charged with larceny jy embezzlement. Second case is hat of Lauritz Strand, charged vith an O.M.V.I. offense, and brothers and three sisters. Services were in the Methodist and costs Church at Lakota and burial was at Bancroft. of H Sift* It Natfonal Awards, 1950-1955 General Exc*llenc«, |ow§ Pr«s Ass'n, 1955 Two Schools In Speech Contests Algona high school and St. Cecelia's Academy will be well epre.sented at state speech con- ests during the next two weeks. The high school debaters, af- irmatives Cheryl VanderWaal nd Barbara Bourne and nega- iyes Dave Phillips and Dick fipond, will be making their econd straight appearance at the tale meet at Iowa City, April 124. The team, coached by R'ich- rd Palmer, has a record of 33 'ins and 15 losses this year and laced second in the district. A total of 28 schools will complete for the state title. Eight students, under the direction of Harley Waller, will pre sent a play, "The First Mr.s Paris", during the same weekend at Iowa City. Jean Hail, in dramatic declamation, Ron Briggs and Molly Sullivan, in interpretive reading, will compete in a state contest at Storm Lake, April 20-21, besides appearing at the Iowa City contest. All were winners in a ie- cent district meet at Sheldon. Swea City Share Pledges $8,775 Swea City — Sale of shares for the Swea City medical center were gradually increasing, last week, and as of April 5, $8,775 of the project had been underwritten, or about half of the total being sought at present. An ultimate goal of $20,000 has been set for the project. A dentist was in Swea City last week to investigate possibilities of opening an office, and communications h^ve b«en r.e- ceived from bioth doctors and dentists in connection with the planned construction. third case is the State vs. Clyde Math Reinsbeck, also an O.M.V.I. case. .Several civil cases are likely to be up for trial, also, including-an action brought by the Sioux Honey Ass'n against D. D. anc Darrell Sparks, and the damage actions of Willard Zeigler anc Clarence Macumber, both of Algona, against the Rock Island Railroad, as the result of a collision between a vehicle and train, at West Bend. Several other, hearings were slated this week before the judge. A divorce was also granted in court last week by Judge G. W. Stillman. Leoma Holldorf was given a decree • from Gerald W. Holldorf, April 3, on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple married June 18, 1955, at Blue Earth. A new divorce action was also filed, that of Otto Koppen against Christine Koppen, charging desertion. The couple married at Las Vegas, March 3, 1948. Three new cases were also filed. Don Hagedorn is plaintiff and Paul Zielske is defendant, in an action over an account, in which the plaintiff asks for a judgment of $1168- as the result of a previous oral agreement. Frank Grandgenett is plaintiff naming H. W. Pletch as defendant in a suit asking renewal of a judgment originally granted in April of 1936. Plaintiff now asks judgment for $3,476.33. Louise Sachau is plaintiff in a third case, a petition to appoint a guardian. Ernest Sachau is defendant. Use Sawed-0f( Shotguns Here In $163 Theft Two daring, sawed-off shotgun toting men, who held more than a ' dozen persons at bay, robbed the Drive-In Theater east of Algona of $163 at 8:35 p.m. Thursday, and escaped despite roadblocks--set up rapidly all over this section of the state by sheriffs and patrolmen. The pair, one described by witnesses as in his early twenties, the other about 30, used a stolen car for the rofcbery.' The auto belonged to Al Gales of Fort Dodge, and was taken from in front of the Algona library while Mr Gales wns inside the build- ng. After taking the 1953 Plymouth, between 7:15 and 8:15 p.m., the men evidently; went directly to - the theater, which was having an open house night. They later returned to town and parked the vehicle on North Moore street, where it was found at 2:45 a.m. Friday, und either escaped in their own cur or on foot. Suspects were later picked up at Austin, Minn, and in Soutli Dakota, but had not been implicated, according to Sheriff, Ralph Lindhorst, who arrived at the scene of the crime minutes .after it occurred. i Projectionist- Struck The. men entered the main building; which houses the concession stand and projection booth, one brandishing a sawed- off .410, the other a sawed- off .2 gauge. , They forced everyone in -,the concession stand to lie face down 'on the floor and the younger of the,two then entered the, projection .booth and' persuaded Dave' Lpng, projectionist, forcibly, to join : the others in the other portion of tha ; building. He flrtihitVliohgTih^ihe back: hit hmtrepeatedly in the'stomach" with the barrel end qf the gun, which almost doubled Long up. He then' told Long "Get out of A, F. Reserve Officers On Duty Five air force reserve officers from the Algona Flight are now on a two weeks' tour of active duty at Des Moines. They are attending the national resource conference school being held ir Des Moines April 9 thru 20. , Attending are Col. Luther Fairbanks and Major Don Patterson of Hurt, Majoi Leighton Misbach and Major Don Hemmingsen of Algona, and Capt. Franklin Mayall of Rutland. Dr. N. F. Chapman, public relations officer, stated today that all reserve airmen who are ,nterested in reserve pay training should meet at Algona riigh school building April 19th at 8 p.m. here — outside — do as I say ot I'll blow your head off. I'd just as soon shoot you as look at you." Long joined'the others in the concession room. He and Virgil Rohlf, manager of the Drive-In, .vere allowed to sit upright, and when Long made a move to reach "or matches with which to light lis pipe, the older man told him 'Down'there Pop, take it easy." At one time during the actual ibldup, the older of the two told he younger, who was busy cursing everybody, ' to "Leave 'em alone, they're all right—let's get the money and get out of here." One man wore a handkerchief mask over the lower portion ot his: face, and both wore glasses, according to all the witnesses. Forced To Open Safe Dick Phillips, .manager of both Algona theaters, was ordered to open the safe, which he did. He handed over two sacks, containing money, and Merlin Mertz, who is employed at the Drive-In, was then ordered to empty the cash register into a sack with this warning — "No pennies, we don't want any pennies." Besides the cash from the theater, the pair got away with a billfold owned by Lee Stockwell which contained four or five dollars. Shortly after the robbery, an explosion, which may have been a shotgun blast, was heard in Algona ,and investigation uncovered a money sack, containing some of the loot from the theater raid, which was evidently dropped by the holdup men. Other witness to the holdup, besides Long, Phillips and Rohlf, were Willard Zeigler, Carl Slutter, Mary Ann Kirschbaum, Sexton, Betty Hatten and Lindu Nelion, Titonka high school students, Edwin Hammer, Keith Gregory, Tommy Hutchison and Dun-el! Steven. Since the local robbery, which was the first in or near Algona since the Algona Hotel was h^ld jp in the early 1940s, there has seen a series of break-ins and •obberies in the area, including u loldup at Clarion at 4 a.m. Sunday! Sheriff Lindhorst, Deputy Don Wood and many other peace officers in the area are working on the case, hoping to solve it soon. Licenses To Wed To 5 Couples April 2 — Dewey Valentine, Truman, Minn., and Sharon Eden, Wesley. April 3—Floyd W. Funk, Rodman, and Shirley Mills, St. Paul, Minn. April 7—John P. Sherlock and Gloria Mendenhall, Aububon; Charlee Ripperger, Badger, and Joyce Hammer, Bode; Richard E. Ricke and Betty L. Olson, Wesley.

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