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5-6 Primary Election Races Appear Likely With today, Tuesday, April 10, as the final day of filing for county elective offices, one of the most widespread primary election contests in many years is shaping up for Rossuth county. There was evidence of a possible primary contest in every one of the four supervisor districts where offices are to be filled this year, including four or five Democratic and one Republican contest. , in supervisor district one, the southern end of the county, incumbent Henry Scheppmann and 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 Ci-pek two. In the third district, John Rode is the Republican incumbent and will have no opposition, in the primary, but there are now two potential Democratic candidates lor their party nomination, Tom Forburger of Wesley and Ernest Godfredsen of Titonka. In the fourth district, Democratic incumbent Charles Newel of Fenton, will be opposed by Edvald Johnson of Swea City. Alton Pettit of Lone Rock will be the Republican nominee. There have been several other possible contests mentioned, but until the deadline of filing at 4 p.m. toiay, the final lineup will not be determined. fta*« Historical SooU Iowa City, la, jWotnesi tmtlllHCD IS*) Entered a8 second class rtiattef at the po*lo«lce at Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 187». AtOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 1956 3 SECTIONS-22 PAGES (Plus 20 Page Tabloid) VOL. 93 - NO. 15 Seek Drive-ln Theater Holdup Pair County Demos Pick Convention Delegates Name 46 To Corn Award To Frankl Sentral School Bonds Again Are Defeated By the slim margin of 25 votes, a third election held on the question of issuing $450,000 in bonds to finance construction of a new high school for the Sentral school district, was defeated last Wednesday. 1 The vote was 568 in favor oi the measure and 420 against it, with six spoiled ballots. A 60% majority of those voting was required to pass. In March of 1955 the first vote was held, with 57% voting in favor of the issue, 497 to 373. Last July a second yote was held, with 52% voting in favor, 447 to 410. The project would call for construction of. a..new, high .school for the Lorie Rock, 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. Presentation of a trophy award for winning second place in the ftate Iowa 0n Masters CorrT Growers contest for 1955 was made last Thursday evening by the Pioneer Hi-Bred Coin Co to beia Frankl of IrVington, in a dinner .at the Supper Club here. Pictured above are Jack Dethmers of Garner district super visor of the Pioneer Hi-Bred Co., Mr Frankl, and Aaron Steussy o Algona who handled the sale of seed corn to Frankl. The second pla?e winner had a yield of 125.5 bushels per acre in the contest THe S2 p^nt'at "the SftneVwSl 2 Stedelar of the local P.oneer plant Mrs Dethmers, Mrs Steussy, Mr* Gerald Frankl, Mrs Marie Frankl mother of Gerald, and Al Hayes of the Pioneer company '"""PUS welflso underway for the 1956 Kossuth corr? yield contest soonsored jointly by the three Algona service clubs. Chairman o? the 1956 contest committee is Willard Steffan, secretary is Mel Thompson, and Ed Gilmore is the treasurer. Prizes and trophies will be awarded as before. Entries will 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). • ' 43 Sign Up In. Drive For An Industrial Corporation BIDS LET FOR NEW TITONKA SCHOOL At Titonka, bids were opened last Tuesday for construction of 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 a hid of $11,795, was low bidder for the electrical contract. Sande Construction Co. of Humboldt with a bid of $29,991 was low for the plumbing and heating contract. Sum total of low bids was $168,057, or about ,$11.90 a square foot for the new building. Construction is slated to get underway in the near future. $1,455 Donations To Charity Ball As of Monday, a total of $1,455.53 had been received as contributions 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 the 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. McKenzie 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 for a new enlistment period, saying he lacked the formal training to qualify. A total of 43 persons or business firms have signed up so far and contributed $100 each to the Algona Industrial Development Corp., according to Bill Steele, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. The goal is 100 shares in the corporation, which would provide a $10,000 \vorking fund to aid in developing industry locally. It is a non-taxable, nonprofit organization which was Concert Ass'n Drive Readied The Kossuth Community Concert 'Association is nearly ready for the annual spring membership campaign for the 1956-1957 season. - Mrs John Schutter, drive chairman, announces that 60 people have promised help. The drive begins next week. The membership campaign this year will be in two steps. The last three days of next week will be spent contacting present members to renew their membership for another year. A meeting oi 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 concert season. The drive will close at noon on April 28. After that date no memberships will be accepted. As usual, there will be no tickets sold for any individual concerts next year. Membership is limited to the seatine. capacity of the Algona High 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 for the coming year, as talent is booked on the basis of the money on hand. 7 Recipe Pages With UDM Today Seven pages of party recipes are featured with the April Farm & Home rotogravure section which comes with today's Algona Upper begun here following study of similar plans now in operation in other cities. As soon as 100 shareholders have been 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., Buchanan Abstract Co., Upper Des Moines Publishing Co., '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 Furniture, 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 Meet, June 1 A Kossuth county Democratic late of 46 delegates to the state, jresidential convention of ' thes party at Des Moines, was named last Friday evening at the court* house here during the Kossuth county presidential convention_oi the Democratic party, June. I'*!" Des Moines. •••>, .•* The delegation will go unmS* tructed as to a choice of presidential candidate, and each, delet gate is to have a half vote iri .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 lot the nominee of their choice. , From a Democratic party standpoint, the meeting in the assembly room was indicative of a high degree of party interest Every available seat was taken with \the overflow standing or sitting in the outside corridor. An estimated 200 persons were present. Named as county delegates to the state convention were the following: Algona and adjacent townships: M. Joseph Bradley, M^kJ Enroe, Mrs Mae O'Brien, L. Winkel, Casey Loss, Dr. Daniel Bray, Mrs Elvene Strelt, Kathleen McEnroe, H. D. Hutchms, 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 — Wm. Boland, Henry Irmiter, Mrs June Ewing, Franklin Koons, Marvin Simons- meier and Harold Carr. -A Bancroft—Joe Murray, Richard Menke and Adolph Hatten. Burt—H. E. Rachut, Mrs Agnes Stewart and Glee Bullock. Fenton—Mrs Dawn Stmecker and Mrs Hans Baago. Ledyard—Lars Skaar. Armstrong—Mrs Pat Berkness. Lone Rock—Ronald Collins. , Corwith—Herman Studer. St. Benedict—Mrs Alice Froehlich and Donald McCarthy. LuVerne — Milo Risvold and Carl Swanson. Wesley—Joe Goetz. Whittemore—John Uhlenhake. Titonka—Wm. Boyken. Bode — George Wagner and Robert Kirsch. The nomination committee was composed of Robert Loss, Mrs Hans Baago, H. E. Rachut, Don McCarthy, Marvin Simonsmeier and Robert Kirsch. Their list of Weidenhoff Company Sold The Snap-On Tools Corporation of Kenosha, Wisconsin, today announced the purchase in the United States. Snap-On"Tools Corporation is a leading manufacturer and ° f ^^^fdeSf^rintlgo^ wtlf be iKS* 'by the Sna P -On Tools Corporation as a subsidiary. ' N. W. Iowa Mayors Guests In Algona tabloid netion total* 20 9 Miles Asphalt Paving To Start Just as soon as weather temperature averages reach 40 degrees, work on completion of Algona nine miles of new street blacktopping will get underway, city officials said this week. Preliminary work was completed last fall after curb and gutter installations. Anyone who is not included in the scheduled nine miles of work, and who wishes to have blacktopping done on their streets this summer, may petition the city for additional work by May 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 s in this year's program, with a savings on the job contract by haying it all done at once, it is pointed out. Fined $150 Francis Weaver, 30, Lakota, was fined on five bad check charges last week at Blue Earth. Minn. Fines totaled $150, plug costs, in justice court. 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. 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 scene without leaving name; 1 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. 10 Funeral services for Mrs Ella J. Brothers, 76, resident of Algona for the past 17 years, were held at McCullough's Funeral Chapel this afternoon, Tuesday, April 10, at 2 p.m. Rev. Harry •Whyte, Methodist minister, officiated at the rites and burial was in Riverview Cemetery. Mrs Brothers died Saturday morning at St. Ann hospital. Ella .Janet, daughter of Dr. Chauncey and Mary Jane Jones Pond, was born Mar. 22, 1880, at Linn Grove in Buena Vista county. 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 Wait 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) Paulsen, Lakota; Mrs Edwin (Lois) Schwartz, Swea City, and Mrs William (Velma) Coombes, Fairmont, Minn.; eight grandchildren, three brothers and three sisters. Services were in the Methodist and co.sts Church at Lakota and burial was at Bancroft. 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 tonight they are Paul R. Johnson, Spirit Lake, C. A. Dmges, Emmetsbu/g, F. W. Ruliffson, Storm Lake, and Dr. Shierk. Chamber of commerce secretaries from Estherville, Emmetsburg Spencer, Storm Lake, Spirit Lake, Cherok€e, LeMars, Webster City, Iowa Falls and Algona meet the first Friday of each month at each of the towns in, rotation. They have done so for,-five .years but this was the first such meeting which featured, invitation* to 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 (Upper Des Moines flashfoto) ^J ' noon. 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 Pocahontas. Three criminal cases will open the court term, with the petit jury to report next Tuesday, Apr, 17, at 10 a.m. First case slated is that of the State of Iowa vs. Alfred Niles of Mason City, charged with larceny by embezzlement. Second case is that of Lauritz Strand, charged with an O,M.V.I, offense, and Two Schools In Speech Contests Algona high school and St. Cecelia's Academy will be well represented at state speech contests during the next two weeks. The 1 high school debaters, affirmatives Cheryl VanderWaal and Barbara Bourne and negatives Dave Phillips and Dick Vipond, will be making their second straight appearance at the state meet at Iowa City, April 1214. The team, coached by Richard Palmer, has a record of 33 wins and 15 losses this year and placed second in the district. A total of 28 schools will complete for the state title. Eight students, under the direction of Harley Waller, will present a play, "The First Mrs Paris", during the same weekend at Iowa City. Jean Hall, 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 u ge- cent district meet at Sheldon. Winner of IT SUU * National Awards- 1950-1955 Including Central Excellence, low* Pw* Ass'n. 1955 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. and Darrell Sparks, and the damage actions of Willard Zeigler and Clarence Macumber, both of Algona, against the Rock Island Railroad, as the result of a collision between a vehicle and a 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 actiop 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 Use Sawed-Off Shotguns Here In $163 Theft Two daring, sawed-off shotguh 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 robbery. The auto belonged to Al Gales of Fort Dodge, and was taken from in front of the Algona library while Mr Gales was inside the building. 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;tn. Friday, and either escaped in their own car or on foot. Suspects were, later picked up at Austin, Minn, and in South Dakota, "but had not been implicated, according to Sheriff, ilalph Lindhorst, who arrived at the scene of the crime minutes after it occurred". Projectionist Struck The men entered the main building, which houses the con- 1 cession 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 Long, projectionist, forcibly, to join-the others in the other portion of the building. > He first hit,Long in the back with the butt of,, his gun,r.th<?D,-;: hit him repeatedly" 1ft the stomach with the barrel end of; the gun, which almost doUbledcLong up. He then told Lohg"Qet out'of 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 rpom. He and Virgil Rohlf, manager of the Drive r ln, were'allowed to sit upright, and when Long made a move to reach for matches with which to light his pipe, the older man told him "Down there Pop, take it easy." At one time during the actual holdup, 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 tiis 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, contain-^ ing money, and Merlin Mertz, who is employed at the Drive-In, was then ordered to empty the cash register into a sack with this an action over an which the plaintiff account, in asks for a 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 investigateposajbu- ities of opening an office, and communications have b»eij te- ceived from both doctors and dentists in connection with the planned construction. 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 de fendant. 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 Burt, 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 interested in reserve pay training should meet at Al£<?na high school building April 19th at 8 p.m. 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 Al- gotia .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 Linda Nelson, Titonka high school students, Edwin Hammer, Keith Gregory, Tommy Hutchison and Darrell Steven. . Since the local robbery, which was the first in or near Algona since the Algona Hotel was held up in the early 1940s, there has been a series of break-ins and robberies in the area, including a holdup at Clarion at 4 a.m. Sunday. Sheriff Lindhorst, Deputy Don Wood and many other peace officers in the area we 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 MendenhaU,_ ^buban; Charles Rlpperger, Joyc« Hammer, — . . _,_ ^ Ricke and Betty L. Ol#m, Wesley.