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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 1, 1956
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State Historical sooltty Iowa city; la. By Rust Waller « * * wonder hbw the .hone and buggy,-.automobiles and airplanes stack* up insofar as fatali> ties per passenger mile compare? Maybe it's hard to believe, but statistics prove that there were more fatalities per passenger mile with a horse and buggy than the other 2 means of transportation—and airplane miles .have the least of the three. • ' , • Mary McMahen reached Sexton last weekend from a stay in Texas, and just to prove that she's absorbed some of the Texas ways, she thinks maybe her arrival back in Kossuth helped bring on the r«!n and snow—both most welcome from a moisture standpoint. • • • "Who was that on the phone?" askt-d the wife 6! her hubby, "Oh torn* fallow who asked if the coast was clear—I told him to call the weather bureau." • * * Dick Phillips, Monday's program chairman for the Rotary club, gave a little talk to fellow members, suggested that some of them might be interested Ijn breaking away from their T-V sets and the slides and home movies that often feature the luncheon meetings, and was host to the-group at a jp-minute noon matinee at the jflgona Theatre ... everything was in tip-top shape and the Rotarians were even offered the popcorn, if they wanted any. * • • • George W. Patterson of Burt, former state senator from this district, and a Republican leader for many years, was given a featured spot in Sunday's Register "Open Forum" page with a letter on the subject of farm programs and prices. Among other things, he wrote "In view of the vast government subsidies to other groups and other countries, a governmental subsidy to livestock producers in the foi-m of cash in amounts totaling the difference between mdrket price and 100 percent of parity cannot well be avoided ... the costs in subsidies to livestock producers would be small indeed to the ravages of another depression." • • • Mr Patterson quotes from several government bulletins about subsidies being paid out in various forms, and adds that these exceed all farm subsidies. "If the figures are correct," Mr Patterson says," then all of these current 'farm relief programs, 01 Benson, of Eisenhower, of' the congress, and of the Farm Bureau Federation are basically wrong. They all set out to raise prices by curtailing production." Patterson then points out that 15 million American families suffer from malnutrition, and programs of scarcity "do not make sense." • » • The McCreery family of Whittemore has had its share of misfortune. One death took place April 23, when an aunt died; a day later, Mrs Elizabeth McCreery died; among those at Whittemore for the funeral was Mi's James McCreery of Fonda, who was suddenly taken ill, rushed to the hospital, and died early last Thursday morning, April 26. Her funeral services were held April 30, at Fonda. • • • Our Portland township scribe sends us this: A man was feeling very bad. He had just lost 110 Ibs. She was a blonde. • « • And from August Vaudt of "Whittemore, came a phone call to tell us about a new variety oi "depression oats." He said they were called "Benson Headless." • • • One of Algona's newer residents, who is defying the trend of the times, is A. T. Albright, who now lives on the McGregoi St. road, 3Vj miles east of here. He moved back to Kossuth county from Delano, Calif, after living in California for the past 30 years ... we're glad to find one person moving TO Kossuth county from California, instead of from Kossuth county to the west coast. • * * Congratulations to Darrell Coover, former news editor of 'the Upper Des Moines, and now on the staff of Barry Goldwater, U.S. Senator from Arizona. (If you're wondering how Darrell happened to make a shift from our paper to becoming the personal aide of a Republican senator, we can't answer the question) Anyway, Darrell was married, April 14, to a Maryland girl. He keeps informed on the mid- western viewpoint from the "other side of the fence" through these columns. Smooth sailing, Darrell! • » * Famous Last Line — This is a non-profit organisation; we didn't pjftn ij thai way. buj thai'* tii.* w»y li's working outl 1f*i Entered as second class matter at the'posloffic* at Alton*, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, fUtSOAY, MAY 1, 1956 3 SECTIONS - 20 PACES VOL. 93 - NO. 18 4 Teenagers Hurt, One Critically It I" f* II 1 Police Collar 2 Escapees From Canada School Two 15-year old Canadian training school escapees were ap-^ orehended by officer Ernie Hut- 'jhi.son of the Aleona police department in Algona, Monday morning, following a break-neck, zig-zag chase through the cfty. The boyt, Ronald Mitch*!!, Moosej»w, Suk., Canada, and Howard J. Harks, Esta- ran, Sask., Canada, were captured in a stolen car, the fourth they had taken since their escape from a- Regiha, Sask., Canada training school at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 26. They were serving time in the school for breaking and entering. When caught, the pair had six cents between the'm, two five gallon cans of gasoline, siphoned front, a parked car somewhere along the way, plenty of tobacco and a stack of maps—indicating they wanted to know where they were going. Hutchison spotted the boys in the stolen car, which was owned by-Robert Bigger, Rockwell City, and reported on the police radio as missing between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Sunday night, as it pulled into Algona from the south on highway 169. The policeman immediately radioed Belmond a"nd reported seeing the cal- and began following it. The car turned off Phillips street on to East McGregor and headed west, but stopped when Hutchison signaled with, the red light. Hutchison got out of the police car, told the youths to get out, but the driver stepped on the gas and the chase was on. , . Hutchison hustled into the police car and followed. The two cars spun west on McGregor, to Jones street, \yent a- block' north, then turned west • on Nebraska street, went to Moore itreet, two blocks north on Moore, then east on Call street to North Jones, north on Jones to Lucas. Three-fourths of a block east on Lucas the chase ended and the pair came out of the car with their hands on their heads. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who was called by radio, arrived and the two were taken to jail. The? were later picked 'up by authorities from Rockwell City and returned there to face charges.' In their statements the boys admitted stealing a 1955 Lincoln after their escape in Canada. They drove it to Nebraska and were apprehended near Hardington in that state. The two escaped from jail there Sunday afternoon, stole a 1949 Dodge and drove to Laurens, la., traded cars,' this time taking a 1955 Plymouth which was driven to Rockwell City and the final theft. The pair denied any break-ins or other thefts while on their wild escapade. After the capture, Hutchison stated, "I don't know how fast we were going during the chase —I was too busy to look at the speedometer." New Engraving Machine Installed In U-D-M Plant Personnel Shift, La koto Creamery Lakota — Raymond Albers of Fairmont will assume the duties as buttermaker of for the Germania Creamery Company, May 1, replacing Cliff Buckels who resigned because of his health. Mr Buckels had started as second man under Sig Tjernagel and has been a very efficient butter- maker for about five years. Dick Weinkauff replaced Vancie Lester, who resigned April 23rd. Mr Weinkauff will haul cream and milk and make milk deliveries as soon as the new machinery and equipment is installed here. Plum Creek 4-H The April meeting of the Plum Creek Boys 4-H Club was held at the home of John Scuffham with 10 members present. Connie Priebe, Jim Kain and Roger Keith were elected to attend the Short Course at Ames and District Camp. The Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. completed installation last week of a Fairchild Scan • A - • Graver, a photo-electric device that will produce its own halftone cuts for newspaper and commercial printing purposes., In the above picture, Langdon Frills oi Sioux Falls, S. D., district installation engineer for the Fairchild Graphic Equipment Co., is giving instructions in operation of the Scan-A-Graver to Mary Lytle and Don Smith Jr. of the Upper Des Moines force. The picture used for this engraving was a Polaroid shot. The Scan-A-Graver unit consist of a driving mechanism, a cylinder on which plastic halftone' cuts are made, a control panel, and a cylinder on which the photos are scanned by a photoelectric eye, and electronic devices governing the com* plete operation. ' After the machine is warm* ed up, an average siie cut can' be made in five to ten minutes. Operation is not too different from mechanism of a T-V set. This is the first newspaper engraving machine to be installed in Kossuth county. For general publishing and printing purposes it will greatly reduce the; time element required to get picture* into the paper, and will offer a much wider range of opportunity to advertisers for use of illustrations in ads or printing. Operation of the Scan-A- Graver will be handled entirely by Upper Des Moines personnel. Sentral School Vote For 4th > Time, June 8 Senjral, school district voter? \yill go to the* polls for the fourth time, Friday. June 8. on the question of a $450,000 bond issue to construct and equip a new high school to serve the Lone Rock • Seneca-Fenton areas. The first three votes all failed to receive the required 60 pur- cent of those voting, twice by slim margins. The first three locations were all rural, that is not located in any towns in thf area. The \">re on June 8 will differ from previous ones in that the specified site this time is just east of highway 44, across from the present Fentpn school, where the Sentral district already owns five acres of land. The area required for the new school as outlined in previous votes was 20 acres. The vote will be, held at th? Lone Rook school building, with the polls open from noon to 7 p.m. Some who voted against the oroposed bond issue the first three times have based their objections on the belief' that construction of a new school ,for the area would be more advantageous, and more economical, if constructed in or adjacent to a town where housing and public utilities are available. Plant 175,000 Pike In River Members of the East Fork Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of Algona and Conservation Officer Frank Tellier of Burt planted 175,000 small northern pike in the Des Moines River Friday. The young fish were hauled in by truck from Lansing, la. and set free in the river. They probably won't be big enough for opening day of the northern season. May 12, but will furnish good fishing in the river during future seasons. Winner of 19 State & National Awards, 1950-1959 Including General Excellence, Iowa Piece Ass'n, 1955. and Best Advertising Award for 1956 $190,000 Sole Of City Bonds Set Tuesday, May 15, has been set as the date of a public hearing, and the opening of sealed bids for sale of $190,000 in City of Algona bonds to finance part of the present city sti-ect improvement program. The hearing is set for 7:30 p.m. at which time any objections will be heard in the city hall. The bonds offered are as follows: $35,000 in street construction bonds and $49,000 in street improvement bonds, for curb atid gutter improvements; $100,000 in sewer construction bonds and $6,000 in sewer improvement bonds. An official notice of hearing and sale of bonds will be found in today's Algona Upper Des Moines. The Algona city council discussed a variety of items during a five-hour meeting in the council chambers Wednesday night. A total of 20 building permits were oRayed, They were issued to Joe Funk, Charles Beringer, Mel Griffin, Irvin Etherington, Werner Struecker, Charles Fox, Jason Loving, Albert Hagg, Mrs Harriet Haggard, Mrs Eva Wille, Sigrid Kohlhaas, Vivian Egel, Vernon E. Jensen and Hood's store, D. E. Dewel, Nick Gengler, Kathryn Thilges, Fred Gronbach. Mrs Ethel Morgan and R. O. Bjustrom. Loving's permit is for a new $11,700 home which will be constructed on South Main street. A hearing was held concerning proposed blacktopping of three blocks of West McGregor street to the city limits. One objection was filed by Adda M. Price. She based her objection on the high cost, the fact the improvement would not benefit the property and the assessment exceeds limitation on special assessments. A resolution of necessity for blacktopping the three blocks was passed. An additional strip of land near the open ditch sewer east of town was 'deeded to the city, by Delia and Merle Moxley for the sum of $150. The city will build a fence on the property. Owners of two city properties were instructed by City Attorney John Carroll to dispose of all litter, dean up the premises and destroy out-buildings. One property belongs to Ralph Steinman, 609 South Wooster, the other is located in block 162. Call's Addition, lots 5, 6, 7 and 8. Owners of the latter property do not live in Algona, but buildings on the lots are considered dangerous by the city. A cigarette permit was issued to Leola Anderson, a cigarette and beer license to Earl Bates and a beer permit to Wilbur Courtney by the council. Breaks An Ankle Wesley — Charles Nelson suffered a broken ankle one day last week while at work on the new concrete grain storage elevator. Asks $40,000 In Damages From Local Farmer A damage suit in which the plaintiff asks judgment for $40.000 wns filed in Kossuth district court, last Friday. Irene Drager is the plaintiff: she named Hugh Black, prominent Kossuth farmer, as defendant. The suit is based on a claim by the plaintiff that the defendant had promised to marry her. Shf- charges she suffered "disappointment, mortification, humili- tation, loss of social advantage and mental suffering" and asks $25,000 actual damages. Charging the defendant with "false and fraudulent promises of marriage, etc." the plaintiff asks $15,000 punitive damages. Burt and Prichard of Emmetsburg are attorneys for the plaintiff. Shumway, .Kelly & Fristedt represent the defendant. A jury trial is demanded. In the plaintiff's petition, she states that the couple began seeing each other in 1943, and that they continued going together at intervals until the fall of 1946, when at the request of the defendant, the couple started going together steadily, and she gave up dates with other men. About December 1, 1947, plaintiff says the defendant suddenly ceased coming to see her, but by August of 1951 he was again asking for dates. By the fall of 1953 the couple was seeing less of each other, but later they resumed keeping company. By October of 1955 the'situation had again changed, and the plaintiff states that the defendant then denied his intention to marry her. .In another new case filed,. J. H. Menke-is plaintiff, /with Elmei Schneider as defendant, in which judgment for $2,693 is asked. Plaintiff alleges that sum is due on a note signed by the defendant March 2, 1953. A judgment for $283.95 was awarded by Judge Fred M. Hudson, April 26, against Wayne Sailor, Easton, Minn., and Harry Richter, Alden, Minn, as the result of an automobile mishap, June 6, 1955. The suit was not contested. Clifford Johnson Rites Thursday An Algona man, Clifford Johnson, 55, employee of the Kossuth county highway department for the past nine yeaVs, died in Mercy hospital at Fort Dodge at 4:15 a.m. Monday. He had been receiving medical treatment there for the past week, and was to have undergone surgery. Funeral services for Mr Johnson will be held in the Trinity Lutheran Church Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Luther Loesch will officiate at the rites and burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. McCullough's Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Clifford, son of Mr and Mrs Joe Johnson, was born Dec. 8, 1900 at Radcliffe, la. He had been a resident of Algona for many years, and was married in 1929 to Lorene Stoll at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Besides -his wife he is survived by three daughters and a son. The girls are Maxine, Karen and Beverly and the boy, Larry, is in the U. S. Navy on a ship at present in the Philippines. Nine sisters, three brothers and a half-brother, including Dorothy (Mrs James Walker), Algona; and Ollie (Mrs Ralph Stoll), CorwHh, also survive. Neighbors Plow 50 Acres After Fire Strikes Farm 3 Farm Sales Dated In May Two farm equipment sales and one sale of a farm are listed in today's Algona Upper Des Molnes. The sale dates are as follows: Wednesday, May 9 — Leland D. Schroeder Estate, 12:30 p.m., IVi south of Titonka and 3V4 miles east, selling livestock, machinery, buildings, etc. Quinn & Yunge- berg are auctioneers, and the Titonka Savings Bank is clerk. Sale details in UDM today. Monday, May 14 — Mrs Kathryn Heiderscheidt sale, 1 p.m., 5 miles east of West Bend, or 6 west of Kollasch oil station corner on 169 (West Bend road). Complete closing out sale. Yunge- berg and Quinn, auctioneers; Iowa State Bank of West Bend, clerk. Sale details next week. Saturday, May 19 — Auction of 320 acre farm of Bmil Anderson estate one north and 4^ east of LuVerne. Youngeberg & Quinn. auctioneers; sale details in UDM today. Good neighbors plowed 50 acres in three hours on the farm tenanted by Ray Steven, five miles west of Algona Saturday afternoon, April 21. Most of the men who did the job are shown in the above photo. Shown, left to right, front row, are: Vern Muller, Bill Kuecker, Francis Erpelding, Merle Teeter, Orville Mueller, Cecil Bjuslrom and Ray Steven. Back row, left to right: Joe Besch, Bill Hannover, Phil Eischen, Alfred Meyer, Floyd Gregory, Cliff Teeter and Henry Schick^ John Simpson and Bob Steven, two others who helped, are not pictured. Fire at the Stevens farm April 19 destroyed a .double corn crib, a livestock shed, 3500 bushels of sealed ear corn, 1640 bushels of oats, 500 bales of straw and 150 bales of hay. Firemen from Algona and Whittemore battled the blaze and saved other buildings during a three-hour afternoon struggle. The loss was partially covered by insurance. (Upper Des Moines Newsfolo) Objects To Assessment, Sells Lot In Council Meet Eighteen property owners and interested persons were present Monday night at the city,hall as Algona's tity council held a hearing on the resolution of necessity for a proposed system of collection storm 1 sewers in sub-district number one, located in the eastern portion of the city. Practically everyone misunderstood the reason for the hearing which actually was to determine whether or not the collector sewers should be built to relieve possible flood conditions in the future. The misunderstanding brought out several objections to the rate of assessment on some properties by owners. It was made clear at the meeting that land owners will have an opportunity to appear at a later hearing after final assessments are made for the purpose of filing objections. Written objections to assessments were received from J. W. Pentecost and Mrs Eunice Bowman. They were read and filed. Among persons who questioned assessments were Glen Hain, A. R. WiHfett and Loren Courtney. Courtney's spirited tajk with the council led to the sale of a lot owned by him to City Engineer Lewis Ferguson for $125 — the assessment figure placed on the property for the sewer im- provement. Courtney stated, the land in question was a closed street which had--.been,' purchased by him for .$25,£roirithe city two years ago, and he couldn't understand how a $500 valuation could .be placed on it now as it is unimproved. .. • . Ferguson offered to buy the land and Courtney agreed, a move that proved hilarious to all present. , / On the more serious' side, B. P. Richardson, councilman-at large, gave a full report on the history of sewers in Algona, and pointed out if the proposed project in sub-district number one is completed and bonds sold, the city would be near the saturation point in total bounded indebtedness. The total indebtedness which can be carried by the city legally is only $513,000, and, as stated by Richardson, Algona will be carrying nearly that amount if the collector sewers are installed. It was generally agreed by the mayor and members of the council that no more major projects can be attempted by the city in less than three years due to the bond load at present. No decision was reached on the installation of the collector sewers, although none of the objectors present were against the project's completion. Varied Fines In Justice Court Eight men paid fines for a variety of violations in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court this week. Richard D. Elm, Fort Dodge, paid $5 and costs for defective; truck equipment; Richard H. Hiinselniun, West Bend, and Waller J. Barr, Algona, each paid $5 and costs for improper truck equipment; Carl G. Hoernke, Burt, was assessed $5 and cosia for having no chauffuer's license. Warren J. Christianson, Grael- tinyer, paid $10 and costs on a truck overload eount; Floyd E. Raney. Livennore, paid $5 and costs tor failing to have an operator's license; Omer J. Taylor, Blue, Okla., was fined $14 and costs for an overlength vehicle; and Earl L. Berg, Sweu City, paid $5 and costs for failing to display 195G license plates. Taken III At Masonic Meeting A Burt man, J. J. Vogel, became ill suddenly while attending a meeting at the Masonic Temple in Algona at 8:15 Monday and was taken by ambulance to St. Ann Hospital. Exact nature of his illness is not known. He is recuperating at the hospital. 2 Inches Snow Additional moisture, including a two-inch snowfall in the Algona area, more elsewhere in the county, was about the best the weaiher could offer during the week. Temperatures bounced around like a rubber check, with a high of 62 registered Thursday, and a low of 18 just two days before. Dale Hi L Apr. 24 55 18 Apr. 25 59 36 Apr. 20 62 31 Apr. 27 53 39 Apr. 28 39 28 Apr. 29 -10 27 Apr. 30 48 29 The crop outlook improves with every drop of moisture, but warmer temperatures are now necessary for new seeding. Car Hit Bridge Headon In Sunday Crash Four teenagers had a narrow escape last Sunday night when an auto, driven by Robert Kuhlmann, 19, Algona, crashed head- on into a bridge abutment four miles south and one-fourth mile west of Algona. All four were rushed to St. Ann hospital, and Kuhlmann is in serious condition, according to his physician. Those injured and the extent oC injuries are: Robert Kuhlmann, 19. Algona, completely collapsed right lung, cuts on knee and scrape on elbow. Alfred Grill, Jr., 17,.Algona, severe cuts on head and face and bruises. Richard Ristau, 17, Algona, concussion. , Francis Ryg, 17, Oitosen, abrasions and bruises. The car, a 1954 Ford* tudor, was traveling west on a county road at the time of the mishap. It went' out on the shoulder of the road and hit the bridge abutment almost head-on, according to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who investigated the scene. Damage to the auto was estimated at $500. Three of the youths, Grill, Ryg and Ristau, were feeling pretty good Monday, although Ristau had been unconsious until'4 a.m. Monday,' following the accident. Kuhlmann is under an oxygen tent «at present. TRUCKLOAD OF TIRES ROLLS OVER Richard Devine of Woden suffered internal injuries when a truck he was driving rolled over and back on its' wheels in the difch on the "curve of highway 169 west of >Burt Thursday afternoon, '.'" ~ SlierTff"" Linctnorst and highway patfolman ,Dale McBride investigated. - •: Devine was thrown out of the cab of the vehicle; and was found lying in the ditch by passersby. His truck was loaded with tires, which were strewn •ai'ound Jhe area. He is recovering at"*St. Ann Hospital. CARS COLLIDE SOUTH OF ALGONA Cars driven by Raymond Brotherton, Gllmore City, and Elmer C. Potter, Algona, collided eight miles south of Algona on highway 169 at 9:10 a.m. Monday morning. According to Deputy Sheriff Don Wood, investigating officer, Potter pulled out from a farm drive and was preparing to drive into another driveway, and his vehicle was struck from the side. Total damage to the two vehicles was estimated at $250. Potter suffered a minor shoulder injury, and was later given a ticket for emerging from a private roadway and failing to yield the right-of-way, Loses A Brooder House In Fire Whiliemore — Kermit Kuecker, southeast of Whittemore, had the misfortune to lose his brooder house by fire last week. He was gelling the house ready to plape some chicks in, and started his brooder stove to regulate it. Then he turned the stove off to spray the interior. In some, unknown way, while he was spraying, gas combustion developed and the whole building was ablaze at once. Mrs Kuecker suffered some slight burns. The building burned to the ground before West Bend firemen got to the farm. Lotts Creek leaders Lotts Creek Leaders' 4-H met April 16 at the Lotts Creek schoolhouse. Terry Juhl was accepted as a new member. Delegate to Boys' Short Course is David Erickson with alternate, Dwight Decker. Camp delegates are Francis Bjustrom and Allene Walker. Alternates are Charlotte Wichtendahl and Ruth Erickson. Wedding Licenses To Four Couples Wedding licenses were issued to four couples during the past week in the office of Alma Pearson, clerk of the Kossuth district court. They went to the following couples: April 24 — Max E. Treat and Gail A. Johnson, Swea City. April 26 — Walter D. Can-ill, Jenks, OkJa. and Mary J. McKim, Tulsa, Okla. April 28 — Jerome Wagner, Whittemore, and Patricia Kruchenberg, Lone Rpck; Richard C. McNeal, and LaVonne Peterson, Excelsior, Minn. Hog House Burns Wesley — Firemen answered a call to the Charles Seebeek farm home last Tuesday morning where a hog house was completely destroyed. The men acted quickly to save the barn and other buildings. Wesley Dairy Queen Wesley — Joe Krieps has rented the former Phillip 66 service station at the east edge of Wesley from Mrs Dennelle Devereaux. Tom Forburger and son. Kenneth are fixing it up for a Dairy Queen which will be operated by Joan Krieps and helpers. Moving To Calif. Wesley — Dewey Wilson by car Monday morning, April 23 for Aatkoch, Calif., Tyh^re fee will be employed. His wife apd five children, will jojn him laier, They are offering tbjeir house on east main street lor

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