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State Historical Iowa City; Ia« By Staff Writers • * * In last week's "fishermen's story", we printed a report that Harold Sundet had had "fair luck" at Millo Lacs-Lake, Minn., on the opening weekend. Stones you get from fishermen aren't always completely factual, and in this case the error lay in the fact we got our info from the "fishermen's rumor grape-vine." Now that Harold is back he has come in and informed us that it was not "fair hick" he had—it was the best. Mr and Mrs Sundet were accompanied by Don Frederick and wife. » « « Also anent of fishing, we have learned that Jim Johnson, local pharmacist, can "skin a bullhead" faster than the eye can follow the operation. We heard a d e t a i 1 e cl explanation of his method, but it's beyond us. Again, that's just a "fishermen's story." * • • Recently, when the Duane Rileys moved into their home across the street from the Howard Stillmans, young 3-year- old Bobbie Slillmun told his mom that he knew the Rileys. A little bewildered, she asked how come -—because she didn't. The youngster remarked: "well, you know, the 'Life of Riley' is on television." A long explanation and an introduction to the Rile> family straightened Bobbie out. * * * John Thuente, after taking one bite out of a potato chip dipped in "cheese sauce", thought the hostess, Mrs Stan Muckey, was a pretty poor cook. But when it all came to light, it was discovered that John'' had dipped his potato chip into the kids' paste not. inadvertently left in the room. * • * * Speaking of "gremlins" in the newspaper business, cooking: recipes usually are fair game for typographical errors, like the following which have crept into print: "Break the eggs carefully into the busin taking care not to break the eggs." "Wash beets very clean, then boil. When done, swim out into a pan of cold water and slip the skins off with the fingers." "For coping with unexpected guests, it is always a good plan to keep a few tons of sardines in the house." * * * And perhaps one of the most glaring, and humorous of all, occurred on a recruiting poster during the last war . . . untold thousands of posters carried the following lino — "Looking for that silver lining? You'll find it for sure in the U. S. Army. At no expense, :you'll ,g^t the finest medical and dental scare." * * * We had a visitor in the office last week from the U. S. Savings Bond division of the government, who told us that the Treasury department frequently is informed that U. S. bonds' have been reported lost, destroyed or mutilated. The Treasury department has a system of replacement in such cases. But the reasons given by bond owners are frequently humorous, such as the following: "The children got the bond and tore it up." "During an altercation with my wife, this bond was destroyed." "We buried the bonds in the ground for safe keeping. Water seeped in." "She put the bonds inside the waffle iron. Somebody turned it on. The bonds look like a waffle." "My wife took the scissors and cut tills bond to shreds . . . just sore at nu 1 ." * * » Joe Garagiola, former St. Louis Cardinals catcher, and a boyhood pal of Yogi Berru, had this to sav: "When Yogi Berrri and I were kid.s we had one catcher's mitt between us. Today, Yogi has an ice cream company, a bowling alky, A.T. & T. stock and a pile of annuities. Me. I still got the glove." f f ^ A mink coat may not get a girl many friends, but it does get her a better class, of enemy. » + » Actress Myrna Loy says there HIT 10 good years in a woman's life — -those between 28 and 30. Hand Lacerations Mrs ,1. H. Nielsen suffered seven 1 lacerations to her hand Monday morning when it became caught in the wringer of her washing machine. She was taken to St. Ann hospital where several stitches \veie required to close the wound. Luckily no bones were broken and Mrs Nielsen is n-iting comfortably at the hospital. Joint Meeting Algona service clubs will have. it joint meeting Friday noon. May •'5 at tin Country Club, where They will heui Dr. William Clyd,.McDonald. II Milwaukee, the high school commencement speaker. The luncheon will start, promptly at 12 noon. ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered as second class matter at the postoffiee at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1. 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, tUfeSDAY, MAY 22, 1956 3 SECTIONS - 24 PAGES VOL. 93 - NO. 21 UDM 'Woman's World' To Get NBA National Award Funeral For Mrs Calhoun Held Saturday Funeral services for Mrs Ross Calhoun, 60, life-long resident of this area, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church. Rev. O. Leonard Nelson officiated at the rites and burial was in Riverview cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chanel was in charge of arrangements. Mrs Calhoun died suddenly of a heart attack following a week's illness with pleurisy at the Calhoun home southwest of Algona Wednesday night. Florence Jenny, daughter ol Patrina and Victor Johnson, was born May 3. 1896 here. She graduated from Algona high school in 1916 and taught rural school for a while. She was married to Ross Calhoun Feb. 28. 1917 at the Johnson home and the young couple lived on a farm in Plum Creek twp. before moving to their own home in Cresco twp. in Jan., 1952. Mrs Calhoun was active in Missions, Sarah circle and ladies aid of the Lutheran church, and a long-time member of the Plum Creek Women's Club. Survivors include her husband, a daughter, Mrs William Kessineer, Carlinville, 111., and a son, Marvin, Algona. Five sisters also survive. They are Mrs James Davidson, Sioux Falls. So. Dak.: Mrs Karl Anderson, Wahoo, Nebr.; Mrs Evelyn Sorensen, Pequot Lakes, Minn.; and Mrs Emma Hagg and Mrs Kenneth Seely, Algona. Other survivors include five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, and a daughter, Mrs Elgena Baas. Pallbearers at the funeral were John Ponton, Harry Alt, Walter Zentner, John Simon, Bob Harvey and Wayne Bown. Building Donovan Co. Offers Aid To Industry In a communication received by Richard M. Carr, manager of North Central Public Service Co., here, and now on file with the Algona Industrial Development Corporation, it was stated by JR. G. Donovan, president of Donovan, Inc., St. Paul, Minn., that the Donovan company would welcome the opportunity to fi- nunce and build suitable buildings here for any qualified new industry seeking to locate in Algona, on a lease-back basis. The Donovan company, through its extensive construction facilities, is engaged in numerous projects throughout the country, including river dams and large subdivisions. Their offer of construction for industry, on a lease-back basis, gives Algona an attractive asset in interesting outside industry to locate here. Donovan, Inc., is parent company of North Central Public Service Co. A news release, received Monday from the National Editorial Association, 222 North, Michigan Avenue, Chicago, contains the announcement that an Algonn Upper Des Moines column, "Woman's World", has placed among the first three prize-winning Columns in • the 1950 Annual Better Newspaper Contests ol NEA. Announcement of the first, second and third place winners, a trophy being given, from the three selected, will be made at the annual National Editorial Association .convention, to be held in early June at Louisville, Kentucky. It was stated in the news release that there were 1,728 entries from all forty-eight states in the Best Column (Variety ol Topics) contest this year, setting 3 new record. "Woman's World" therefore was chosen among the best three of the 1,728 columns. Esther Sigsbee "Woman's World", which appears weekly in the Algona Upper Des Moines, is written by Esther Sigsbee (Grace) of Algona. Several years ago she began her "Woman's World" column in this paper, taking up the writing challenge more or less on a "dare". Her household nints, philosophical reflections on the life of a housewife, and menus soon gathered a large following, and her column has appeared in the UDM since under the title, "Woman's World". This is the first national recognition received by Mrs Sigsbee's column, on the scale of a National Editorial Association award. Announcement of the "Woman's World" column placement among the first three prize-winners will be made at the Awards dinner, to be held June 7 at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, New Lakota Postmaster Lakota—Emory A. Smith took over duties of postmaster Saturday. Nick Behrends has served as temporary postmaster since February, 1955. Emory has been employed by the J. E. Ukena Co. for several years. Mayor's Court Has Busy Week Six men paid 'fines in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court this we,ek on a variety of charges. Henry Muller, Whittemore, and Roy M. Bilyeu, Woden, each paid SIO and costs for passing a school bus; John Weiss, Nashua, Wis., paid $10 and costs for intoxication; Charles E. Harmon, Algonu, paid $5 and costs for passing illegally; Gene R. Martini, Whittemore, paid $5 and costs for a stop sign violation; and Albert L. Metzger, Lone Rock, was fined $5 and costs for faling to have lights on a wagon. Campaign Warms As Primary Vote Draws Nearer Supervisor Races Should Guarantee Plenty Of Voters The political pot began bubbling more vigorously in Kossuth County during the past week as the primary election date, Monday, June 4, drew nearer and nearer—and the campaign in several areas promises to become more intense from here on in. Nomination of supervisors appears to be the most lively part of the primary election, as matters now stand, with the balance of the county slate offering no contests, except for the nomination for sheriff on the Democratic ticket. Here incumbent Sheriff Ralph W. Lindhorst is being opposed by Joe Dahlhauser, Algona. In the balance of the over-all county slate of primary candidates, the candidates from both parties are running for the nominations unopposed. Getting Hotter In the matter of nominating county supervisors, however, action is growing hotter by the day, with lively contests in all four districts on the Democratic ticket. In three of these districts, there are no Republican contests in the supervisor races, and it appears that all elements are present in these districts for a "crossover" of party lines, with many nominal Republicans asking for the Democratic primary ballot to make their vote effective in making a choice between contestants. In district 2, comprising Algona. Union and Plum Creek townships, the race features two Democratic candidates and two Republicans. On the Demo slate, the incumbent supervisor, Jens Sorensen, of Algona, is being opposed by Charles J. Wagner, also Algona. Likewise, two Republicans. Fred Plumb, Lone Rock, nnd Kyle Keith, Algona, will battle it out for their party's nomination. Thus, district two ; promises fireworks in the days between now and June 4. Unopposed Republicans District one in the supervisor. 1 :' race pits the incumbent. Henry Scheppmann, Irvington, against Charles Plathe of Bode on the Democratic ticket. Kenneth Ronev is running unopposed as the Republican candidate. This district is composed of Cresco, Whittemore, Irvington, Garfielp Riverdale, Sherman and LuVerne townships. In both Districts 3 and 4. Republicans are running without opposition in their own party, while here again the Democratic slates promise to get lots of action from the voters. In district 3, comprising Ramsey, German, Portland. Buffalo, Wesley and Prairie townships, Tom Forburger, Wesley, is running against Ernest Godfredsen, Titonka, for the Democratic nomination. John Rode, Republican incumbent,, is unopposed in the primary. In district -J, consisting of Swea. Seneca, Greenwood, Fenton, Burt and Lotts Creek townships, Charles Newel, Fenton. Democratic incumbent, has for opposition Edvald Johnson of Swea City, while here again there is no contest on the Republican ticket, with Alton Pettit, Lone Rock, having no opposition from his own party. With the exception of Hu> supervisor races, mild contests are in store for the balance of the county slate on both sides of the ticket. It is anticipated, however, that with a study on the part New Residential Electric Rate Schedule For Algona Lower Electric Des Moines Policeman Gives 'Summons' To Algona Mayor When the "Goodwill Train" of Des Moines jobbers and wholesalers arrived at Algona last Wednesday, it was discovered they had with them a full contingent of Des Moines policemen, for protection on their train trip through the state. The "big city police" lost no time here in going into action. Patrolman Thompson, a hefty six-footer, wrote out a summons for Mayor C. C. Shierk, calling for the Algona mayor's appearance in Des Moin es to answer to charges of "riding in an official ear during the parade, and failing to hoof it wit h the cops." The Des Moines patrolman's action is shewn in the UDM photo above. Local business-men joined the Des Moines me n in a luncheon at the VFW hall here, and the group then boarded their 15-car special train fo r Wesley. Big Overload Fine Thomas A. Gourley, Algona, was fined $198.60 and costs in district court this week. Prelim- ijjary hearing on the case, which Trtvolved gross axle weight exceeding legal limits, was held in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court. of the voters of the races in the supervisor districts, tnere will be a heavier than usual primary vote, especially since the so-called "independent" vote will appear in the supervisor contests. On a state scale, the Democrats will choose whether Hersche! Loveless, Ottumwa, who polled a very substantial vote in a previous general election for governor, or Lawrence E. Plummer, Northwood, will oppose Gov. Leo Hoegh in November. • » * WIDE-SPREAD INTEREST IN SENTRAL SCHOOL VOTE When the voters of the Sentra! school district—Lone Rock, Seneca, Fenton—go to the polls on June 8 to decide on the question of a $450,000 bond issue to construct a new high school in the district, eyes from many parts of the state will be focused on the outcome. Sentral school district, one of the first such to be formed in Iowa, will go to the polls for the fourth time in the coming election. Three previous votes failed to receive the required 00 per cent of those voting. The first three locations were rural in nature, while the upcoming proposed bond issue- is based on locating the high school just east of highway 44, across from the present Fenton school, where the Sentral school district already owns 5 acres of land, and where utilities would be available. Anna Altman Funeral Wed. At Livermore Funeral services for Anna M. Altman, 69, Livermore, will be held there in Sacred Heart church at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Father Sturm will officiate and burial will be in the St. Joseph's cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Homo of Algona is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Raymond Berte, Mike Altman, Thomas Bormann, Paul Erpelding, Joe and Frank Reding. Miss Altman, daughter of Mr and Mrs John B. Altman, was born Dec. Hi, IBtiG, at Livermore. She attended Iowa Teachers at Cedar Falls and received her master's degree in English at Iowa U. Her 'caching career included posts in rural schools in Kossuth county, and at Humboldt, Livermore, and Ashton. She was a member of the National Education Association. Catholic- Ladies Guild, Business aiul Professional Women and president of the Equality Club. Survivors include a brother, Peter, Livermore, and three sis- They are Magdelen, Liver- Margare.t (Mrs G. W. Gil- Cedar Rapitis: and Flor- Outwoocl, Ky. Altman had been ill foi Dies At St. Ann Mrs Nora Kain died this morning (Tuesday) at St. Ann hospital where she had been for a year. Funeral arrangements, which have not been set, are being handled by Hamilton Funeral Home. Mrs Kain has a daughter who lives at Ankeny. ters. more; bert), ence, Mis.- the past ut home. three weeks. She Scene A Shambles After Fatal Crash Involving Ex-Algonan A former Algona man, Fred Schoby, 54, now owner and operator of a cabin camp at Bi itt, suffered facial lacerations, fractured ribs and a fractured knee cap In a fatal two-car crash west of Mason City on highway 18 Friday afternoon. The accident scene is shown in the above photo. The cars collided at the corner near the Nicholas turkey tsrm. Schoby lies under a blanket on the shoulder of the highway, waiting for an ambulance, while persons give a:d to the passengers of the other auto in the ditch at left. Schoby was alone in hia auto, while three persons were in the other. Mrs Gerald Peckham, 15, ot Clear Lake, died in an ambulance on the way to a Mason City hospital after Ihe crash, which occurred at 2:15 p.m. Schoby was alone at the time of the mishap. According to witnesses, the car driven by Roath was traveling east. An unidentified car slowed in front of Roath in order to make a right turn. The Joice man applied his brakes and swerved into the path oi Schoby's car, and the two sideswiped, rippiog the entire right side off the Roath car. Schoby's car stayed on the highway, the on other went tne north sif ol the the while ditch road. Schoby waa taken to a hospital in Britt following the craih. He has a son, Fred Jr., who lives and is employed in Algona. (Cut courtesy of Mason City Globe - Ga/.ettej Memorial Day Plans Announced By Legion, VFW Plans for the annual Memorial Day observance in Algona were nearing completion this week, it was announced by Everett Baldus, American Legion, and Charles Devine, VFW. The program of events will be held on Wednesday, Mas r 30, Memorial Day. At 6:45 a.m., an early-morning service honoring those who lost their lives at sea in all wars will be conducted at the new bridge north of Algona. A combined firing squad will appear at this ceremony. A parade, formed at the Legion Hall, will take place at 10:00 a.m., with all organizations who wish to enter being invited to join. The parade will move to Riverview cemetery, where a special ceremony featuring Truman J. Ramsdell, past VFW department commander, as speaker will be held. This ceremony will also bring posting of the colors, flag- raising, and the national anthem. Invocation will be by Rev. O. Leonard Nelson, and the playing of "Taps" will close the ceremony. Organizations wishing to join in the Memorial Day observances are asked to contact Baldus or Devine. Hot, Hotter, Hottest peri- Hottest temperature of the ve;u was registered Monday when the mercury went up to 88 degrees. The high reading climaxed ;i week of warm weather. Readings of 86 were chalked up Fri- d.i.v and Sunday, according to Weatherman Stu Albright, who reported no rain during the 0(1. M, M M. M, M, M, M. Kain is on the the next few clays guarantee U will HI 20 L 43 30 45 42 38 8(j 51 . 88 53 docket during . but there's no arrive. H 53 77 73 86 71 Youth To Rochester Robert Kuhlmann. 19, youth injured several weeks ago when his auto crashed into a bridge, was flown to Rochester this morning in McCullough's .air ambulance for treatment. He has been hospitalized at St. Ann hos- p.ial since the crash. Water Heater Rate By 20% Effective the day after meters are read this month, a new residential electric rale schedule, featuring a 20% reduction in electric water heater rates and a new "combination rate" for all users eligible, will go into operation in Algona, it has been announced by the Algona Municipal Utilities commission. According to a statement issued by Allen K, Buchanan, president of the utilities commission, a need for lower electric water heater rates has been recognized, and the creation of the lower wa- . ter heater rate is being made to give relief in the form of sayings to such residential users. Rate Structure Study "A careful study of the rate structure elsewhere" stated Buchanan, "has indicated to us that while the commerical electric rate in Algona compares, most favorably, and in a great many instances is under that of other comparable municipalities, our present residential rate structure calls for adjustment. Since thff single item that calls greatly f.or relief lies in the water heatet charge, we have voted unanimously on the commission to reduce this rate." In addition, it is announced a new "Residential Water Heating All-Electric Rale", affecting the over-all cost of electricity usage in residences where electric water heaters are used, is being placed in operation. This schedule seeks downward revision of qualified users' bills, in Ihe general use of residential electricity. Will Furnish Details At the direction of the commis- s i o n , Utilities Superintendent Jim Palmer has prepared a detailed outline of the new Algona electric rate schedule, which is presented on a following page. Also, said Palmer, "we anticipate requests from local residents for further details, and the utilities office wlil furnish answers to questions asked concerning this move to lower residential rates." Members of the Algona Utilities Commission are Allen K. Buchanan, president, Jim Palmer, utilities superintendent, M. Joseph Bradley, C. R. MqQuis- ton, and Ira Kohl, secretary. Soybean Market Vexes Everyone, Even Experts The soybean futures during the first week of May are described by Francis A. Kutish, Iowa State College farm economist, as a speculator's paradise, or headache, depending upon the speculator's position. The net result of the price gyrations, one of the wildest on record, was a couple of cents advance for the week. The recent soybean price scramble, according to Kutish and Dean Barnes, Kossuth County extension director, basically is the result of the present oil situation. The short Mediterranean olive oil crop and poor sunflower output in Argentina have reduced the supply of oil available on the world market. Since the countries needing oil are mainly interested in liquid oil, the export market has developed for soybean oil — not soybeans. Oil prices thus increased nearly 5Mj cents between the first of the year and early May, but they apparently overshot their mark in the early May bulge as prices recently have st-t- tled down to somewhat lower levels. The present bean market is considered high. Hopes for a further substantial rise in beuri prices lies in the possibility th,at the United States Department of Agriculture might have over- allocated exports under the Public Law 480 program. If so, it may be necessary for buyers to bid to get the few remaining beans on farms. There also are risks in this sit- iij.ition. At these soybean prices, there will be a tendency to substitute other fats and oils where- ever possible. With new crop beau price well below current old crop beans, there is a possibility that farmers as a group could overstay the market and produce a price drop later in the summer. Although the demand for meal has not kept up with the increased production, meal prices have pushed up from their mid-March lows. Protein feed prices in general have increased.

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