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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 12, 1956
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ttat* Hlttotioal Iowa oity; la* Kossuth Sends Girls To Iowa iH Meet To Participate In Two Ames Event* Held This Week , of the u highlights of the ^ Vear is the State 4-H Girl's Convention, this year held June J ' J rh l ° ltnrt at lowa fe *ate College. Twenty-three Kossuth County 4-H girls will attend the conven* lion on the campus, acd6rding to Mary K. Staudt, county extension home economist. .Those attending are — Betty Bancroft Busy Bees; enke, Blue & White; Betty Hatten, • Buffalo Bookers; Gertrude Kahter, Burt Blue Birds; Delores Eisenbarth, Cresco Chums; Karen Goraczkowski, Eagle-Ettes; Jo. Ann Sunde, Fenton Forwards; Evelyn Mino, Grant Go-Getters; Georgia Hel- aorfer. Greenwood Girls; Bonnie Frpehlich, Irvingtdn Ideals. _M",-trp,. e t Fischer). 'Ldne Rock Lively Rockets; Patricia Kollasch, ^uns Oreeic; Lassies;. Eleanor Rockwood, LuVerne Live Wires; Judy Hobschfiidt,, LuVerne Peppy Pals; ClaueWtte' 1 Seely, PUm Creek Elite; Gloria Wise, Prairie Puls; Ann McGuire, Riverdale Rustlers I; Catherine Hilbert, Riyerdale Rustlers II; Kathryn Johannesen, Seneca Stars; Kay Fitzgerald, Swea Sunbeams: Betty Thilges, Union Alethean; Nancy Tjaden, Wesley* Wizards and Jan Clark, county 4-H president, Blue & White. iJr. James H. Hilton, president of Iowa State College, is to we.l- come the girls to the . campus Wednesday evening/ Speaker at the opening assembly will be Dr. Evelyn Millis Duvall of Chicago, family life specialist, who will discuss "A Girl's Right to Become a Real Woman." She is to spedk at two other evening assemblies on other phases of the teen-agers' relationships with, parents and each other. Theme for the conference is "A 4-H Girl Looks at Right and Responsibilities in a Democracy." The 4-H'ers wil Iselect new state officers, "better groomed" girls /or the year will be selected and the girls will participate in other sessions to learn to be better club members. Kossuth County girls will be entering in a special activity by taking part in a musical pageant, staged completely by Iowa 4-H girls. Others will be taking part m the State 4-H Chorus, also making their appearance at convention. • " ' Jan Clark, county president, will precede delegates to the con-, vention to attend a pre-conven- . toin workshop f or,, pquuty. -presidents, state «£ficers -and state officer candidates. " ISTAWISHID 1163 Entered as second Class rtiattef at the postofttce at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1^ 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. M00NA, IOWA, fUlSDAY, JUNE 12, 1956 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES Plus 12 Pages Aural Gravure 93 - NO, 24 File 4 Suits; Ask $43,928 Damages Sen fro/ School Bonds Lose Again; 4th Time New Petitions Omitting Site Now Circulated Voters in, the Sen,tral Community 'School ..district for tno fourth time^turned down, a proposal for issuing $450,000. ,bonds to finance construction of a new Sentral high tcr serve the Lone Rock, Fenton and Seneca areas; last Friday. There were 618 votes in favor. 635 against, arid 1.4 ballots were spoiled.'.. " ? It is estimated that there are C bout 1,<JOO possible votes in the chool district, and ,a total of 1,267 were cast, \ -remarkable total in percentage, v. Vet,,the -results of the election have not stopped 'a movement for a possible fifth vote, this time without, having the inclusion 'Of an exact site for "a possible which in'the first was the continual Archer Briggs Dies, June 9 Swea City — Funeral services are not yet arranged for Archer Briggs, 56, who died June 9 at Holy Family hospital. Mr Briggs, who has been a semi-invalid in recent years, suffered 2 paralytic strokes on Wednesday and was immediately hospitalized. He had been a patient at Veteran's hospital in Des Moines on several occasions. * Born near Ledyard on May 3, 1900, Mr Briggs'had spent most of his life in north Kossuth county, lie served in the armed forces in World War II. The following survive him: his widow, Orpha; three young children, Duane, Sheryl and Myrl; a stepson, Donald Funderburk; two brothers, Wilbur and George Briggs, and a sister, Deva Briggs, all of this community. Curtis Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Two Algona Girls Get Degrees Susan Kelley, daughter of Dr. and Mrs N. J. Kelley, and Patricia Ward, daughter of Mr and Mis Harry Ward, both of Algona, were among the 933 student who received degrees during commencement exercises at Iowa State College, Ames, Saturday. Miss Kelly majored in child development, while Miss Ward is a home economics graduate. John Foster Dulles, secretary of-state of the United States, delivered the address in the college armory. Carol Johnspn, Cylinder, hoine economics education, and Glyy, Olson, Ringsted, animal husbandry, were other students from this area who graduated. new school, four votes point of opposition. It was reliably stated, Monday, that new petitions are being circulated which ask the school directors to • call for a new election, to be . based solely on the "yes" or "no" angle or whether to issue $450,000 in bonds to finance the new school. Presumably, if passed on the fifth try, the' location- would thus be left up to the school directors. In the first 1 three .votes, rural locat ions*were"spetifica:Hy named as td* Idcfatidh. Iji ' the fourth vote, the prospective site was at the east edge of Fentbrt. • In each 'case, objections to the sites named resulted in failure to reach the required 60% favorable vote of those casting . a ballot. Backers of the hew petitions stated definitely that the Town of Lone Rock was not to be considered as a site for the school, if the fifth vote should turn out favorably. In the vote last Friday, about 200 more votes were cast than in any of the three, earlier bond elections. Backers of the fourth proposal felt that a"site adjacent to Fenton would provide a more economical school.and benefit of utilities without added expense, and the advantage of land already owned by district. Opponents of the measure in the most recently vote based opposition chiefly on the site as not being centrally located,. and questioned the ground specified as suitable. 0.M.V.I. Charge After Car Hits Algona Bridge A Sioux City man, Ray X3oehring, was charged, with O.M.V.I. in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court last week-end, foU lowing an auto accident Friday at 4:15 p.m. He waived ' preliminary hearing and was bound over to district court. Bond was set at S300 and had not been furnished late Monday. The Accident occurred at the east end of the bridge •cross the Des Moines river on highway 18 north of Algona. and brought injuries to the driver of the car involved, John W. Kellogg, 40, of Spencer. Kellogg's . injuries consisted of facial lacerations and bruises and after spending Friday night at St. Ann hospital, was released the next day. The' crash was witnessed by two highway patrolmen, Dale McB.ride and Darold Slinman, of Algona, and investigated by~ihem. Kellogg, driving a 1956 Pontiac, shown here, was travel- ling west at the time of the mishap. Goehring was headed fast and apparently went across the -middle line into the oncoming lane of traffic, forcing Kellogg off the pavement' into the bridge abutment. According to estimates, the Kellogg car was a total loss, and some damage resulted to the bridge, The Goehring car was. unscathed.. The photo of the logg car was a total loss, and some damage resulted to the bridge, The Goehring car was. unscathed.. The photo of the, crash scene was snapped by a passerby; Jim ShertdiTn, ;of Algona. (Upper Des Moines Photo 8 Engraving) iM,.» v v To Square Dance On Horseback The Seneca Saddle Club held its monthly meeting Monday night,. June 4th, at the Rodeo grounds at Algona with 36 members in attendance. The meeting was called to order by president Dave Lynch. The club made plans to hold a trail-ride in July with Chet Harmon and Lauren Bell 1 acting as hosts, but no definite date has yet been set. / It was decided by, the dierctors and members to organize a Square dance set on horseback. The club held its first practice Thursday evening at the Everett Witham home at Seneca with 29 riders attending. Carl Simmons of Fenton did the cajling. Following the dancing, motion pictures of the saddle club's rodeo and the 1 Cherokee rodeo were shown. 400 Rush Pool Saturday Parking Meters Have Bad Night An unidentified motorist evidently had quite a little trouble negotiating Algyna's State street sometime during the night Sunday, and as a result, one parking meter was knocked off at its base and another bent abruptly toward the ground. Tire marks in front of Christensen's store indicate the vehicle came well up on the sidewalk during the misadventure, furnishing the only clue in the case. Car On Fire Algona's fire department extinguished a blaze which started in an auto iwned by Wilbur Fox, Bancroft, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday on State street near the Algona Theater. Feed sacks, which were in the trunk of the vehicle, apparently caught fire due to spontaneous combustion. There was no damage to the auto. Splashers and swimmers were plentiful during the first three days of the season at Algona's swimming pool. A small percentage of those available for soaking purposes are shown in the above photo. According to pool manager Howie Stephenson, about 400 wormed their way through the front door Saturday afternoon (opening day) and at least 700 went for a dip Sunday during the •heat wave. The first two days brought $1200 worth of business into the place. The total included season tickets, 150 single admissions Saturday and 235 singles Sunday. The place was jammed again Monday afternoon, and probably will be until the temperature slides downward again. For the first time in many years, the pool remained ooen nights for swimmers, but the later opening date and hot weather may have accounted for the big after business hour rush. Swimming lessons here will begin next Monday morning and will continue each Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning throughout the summer. All Algona children wishing 'lessons should report Wednesdays at 9 a.m. only. Children from other towns, including Corwith, Swea City Lu- Verne, West Bend, Burt, Bancroft and possibly Ledyard, will take lessons here during the year. (Upper Des Moines Newsfoto-Engraving) 95 Here Sunday Lots of heat and very little moisture was the weather story for the past week. High temperature for t h e week, and the year so far, was racked up Sunday when the mercury hit 95, according to Weatherman Stu Albright at the airport. Readings the last three days were in,the 90s however, with a 91 Saturday and 92 mark Monday rounding out a full week of warm temperatures. Only .22 of an inch of rain, which fell Wednesday and Thursday, dampened an otherwise very dry period. Date June June June June June 5 6 7 8_ 9 June 10 June 11 -92 Hi .84 .79 .78 .84 .91 .95 L 57 62 6U 49 55 (if) C4 Council Passes Resolutions In Bond Matters Algona's city council . held a special session at the city hall Tuesday night, June 5, for a hearing and passage of resolutions and ordinances cover!"" $190,000 worth of recently sold street and sewer bonds. Resolutions, providing for $49,000 street improvement and $6,000 sewer improvement bonds, and ordinances numbered 379 and 380,' for $35,000 street construction and $100,000 sewer construction bonds were read and passed by the council. Actually, the resolutions and ordinances merely paved the wa\ Cor issuance of bonds for the foui projects and provided for levying necessary taxes to pay therr off. The $55,000 total for street and sewer improvement is a special assessment proposition which will eventually be paid for by property owners affected by the improvements. The council will hoid its next reRularly scheduled meeting Wednesday night, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. Fire At New Phone Bldg. Youth, 16, Is Charged With Demo Rally Set Friday In Fenton Herschel Loveless of Ottumwa, Iowa, Democratic candidate fin- governor, and Merwin Coad of Boone, Democratic candidate for the 6th Congressional District, wil! be at Fenton, Iowa June 15 at 8 p.m. at the Community Center, as'featured speakers at a bis Democratic Rally. Also on the list of speakers will be Burl Ridout of Estherville, candidate for State Senator. Casey Loss of Algona, candidate for State Representative; Gordon Winkel of Algona candidate fur County Attorney, and cipher county candidates. Everyone is invited. Free lura-h will be served by the Dem'ocrati.-' women of the community. Youth, 16, Hurt In Bike Mishap LuVerne — Jerry, 16, son of Mr and Mrs Carl Groh, was taken by ambulance Sunday to the Lutheran hospital, Fort Dodge. Jerry and a boy friend were riding bicycles at the Cabin Lodye at Livermore about 1:30 p.m. Sunday and in going down a banK fell from the bicycle receiving internal injuries causing hem- morhages. At this time he is under observation and the extent of injuries is not known A 16-year old Algona youth, who has ; s'er've'd previous time at Eldora, was taken into custody sometime Sunday by police officials at Cedar' Falls, 'thus ending a spree through the area Which 'included theft of four autos. • According to a report received by the sheriff's office here, the boy admitted theft of the cars in a statement made by him at Cedar Falls. He was being held there Monday, awaiting transportation to Algona by local authorities to answer charges' of car theft. His first theft occurred here, sometime about midnight Saturday, when an auto, owned by Wilbur Reinders, was taken from the Reinders home and driven by the thief to Livermore. The Reinders car was abandoned there, and another taken. The car stolen at Livermore was later found at Eagle Grove, and another missing there. This car was later found at Dolliver State Park, Ft. Dodge, and another discovered missing. It was in this car the youth drove to Cedai Falls. At last report, exact action on the case had not been determined, but will be upon the return of the suspect from Cedar Falls. Free Food Monday Mrs Helen Huber,- director of soc'iil welfare, announces that surplus commodities will again be distributed at the courthouse basenient, Monday, June 18. Distribution will be made as on previous occasions. Ex-Bancroft Man Dies, Waterloo Bancroft—Anthony Mayer, 92, a former resident and business man here for many years and who visited here just recently, passed away Saturday at his home in Waterloo. Tony had til- ways been very active for his age and had many friends in this vicinity. Funeral services were held from St. John's Church, Waterloo, Tuesday with burial there. His wife passed away a few years ago. He leaves several sons and daughters to mourn lus passing. The family of the late J. H. Welp and Art Renger are nieces and nephews. When living here he was in the implement business with H. J. Guide. He took his first plane trip' when he was 84. Last year, when he flew to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, to attend his second Eucharistic Congress, he was the oldest pilgrim at the conference. It also was the third trip he had taken abroad during the last six years. Surviving are hi.s three sons, three daughters, 26 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren. Fire in Algona, at 12:45 p.m. today* (Tuesday) drew a large nnd expectant crowd to the rear of the new Northwestern Bell Telephone Co buijding at the corner of Call and Dodge streets. A portable 1 unit used to melt pitch for use on the roof caught*-fire in the alley and in addition to the vehicle and adjacent supplies and equipment which suffered damage, a garage on the Mel'vin Sill property, 221 No. Dodge street .across the alley, also received a .good scorching. One cylinder of gas exploded. •*• Algona firemen brought the flames under control quickly, but not before the heavy black clouds of smoke had attracted several hundred residents. How serious the total loss is had not been de- •termined. The above photo was taken by an Upper Des Moines photographer at the scene despite a smoky haze shortly before 1 p.m. today (Tuesday) and an engraving made in the Upper Des Moines olant in a matter of minutes, reaching the street in printed form within an hour after the fire. 'Extended SO Soil Samples Kossuth County had a total of 80 soil samples tested at the Laboratory at Ames during the monJth of May. The county extension director has the soil sampling boxes ajid information Father Harold Cooper, assistant parish priest at Si. Cecelia's church in Algona, kno^s how it teels to'be "on the inside looking out." . In the course of his duties, a few days ago, he went to the Kossuth county jail to visit one ot the inmates. He was admitted, and asked to be let out in about 20 minutes. In the meantime, an emergency sheriff's call was turn- ' ed in, and it wasn't until an hour later that Father Cooper was released. When he returned to his parked car, he found he had been issued an overtime parking ticket. Explanations all the way around were in order. Father Cooper was not held to account in the mayor's court, and Sheriff Lindhorst is thinking of installation of a time clock for visitors at the jail. 2 County Car Crashes; Weekend Two accidents were investigated in the cuunty during the weekend. The first involved vehicles driven by Darvin E. Bower,;, Buffalo Center, and John W Wibben, Elmore. It occurred Thursday at 9 a.m. 2 1 -; miles north of Lakota on highway 160. Both vehicles were traveling north at the time. Wibben was towing a 4-wheel trailer with a pickup, and Bowers was driving a truck. Bowers hit the trailer from the rear and was charged with failing to have his vehicle under control by Patrolman Darold Stinman, who investigated the scene. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood investigated a two-car crash two miles north and a mile east of Whittemore at 10:15 a.m. Monday. Cars driven by E. J. Capesius and Martha A. Gude, both Whittemore, collided at an intersection, causing an estimated $200 damage to each vehicle. An embankment, which hindered vision, was listed as c-ause of the crush. Martha A. Gade was shaken up in the mishap. Licenses To Wed To 5 Couples Five licenses to wed were issued in the cleric of court's office here, during the past week, •and went to the following couples: June 4 — James F. Cogley and Esther Gibson, Algona; Peter W. Johnson Jr. and Elaine Wilhelm of Humboldt. June 8 — Calvin Joe Tschetter and Lois Reibhoff, Algona; Floyd J. Hutzell and Carol Collins. Algona. Jvuae U — Roger K. Krominga, Titonka, and Mary Ann Lakota. In Jail Here; Faces Charge Of Robbery Harvey Lee Hjll of Buncombe, who Thursday Was''acquitted by a Humboldt county district 'court jury of breaking and .entering charges, may now have to stand trial for the same charges in Kossuth County, according to Kossuth County Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst. Lindhorst said Saturday that Hill was ^brought here Friday and is presently confined in the county jail. He is scheduled' to appear in justice of the peace court Wednesday at 10 a.m. to, determine whether there is enough evidence to be tried in district court. Bond has been set at $2,500, Sheriff Lindhorst said: Hill is charged here with breaking into, the Algona Cities Service station. Hill and his brother, Harlan LeRoy Hill, also of Duncombe were arrested last autumn by law enforcement officers of Webster, Kossuth, Humboldt county, and Fort Dodge police for breaking into 32 northwest Iowa businesses. Harlan Hilt pleaded guilty in Webster county district court and was given a bench parole. Police in Fort Dodge reported that there are several other warrants out for Harvey Hill, in Webster, Calhoun and Sac counties. Commander Of American Legion Dave Smith was elected commander of Algona's Hagg-Turner American Legiyn post at the club's annual election meeting held Wednesday, June 6. . He succeeds Everett Baldus, who served in that capacity during the past yqar. Other officers named were Stan Muckey, first vice commander; Bud Anderson, second vice commander; Harold Jergenson, third vice commander; Russ Buchanan, adjutant; Ken Parrish, finance officer; Leo Cassel, service officer; Rev. O. L. Nelson, chaplain; Bill Zimmerman, historian; John Simpson, sergeant at arms; and Don Hetn- mingson, Russ Buchanan, G. D,. Brundage and Everett Baldus were named to the. board of directors. The new officers will be installed at the club's regular meeting in August. Radio Test Delay Radio station KLGA, which had planned to go on the air about June 15 with its first tests in Algona, was notified this week of a delay in shipping of equipment, and as a result will probably not begin its test broadcasts until July 1 or shortly thereafter. • Charge 4 Hurt When Car Hit / Loaded Trailer Name 1 Farmers As Defendants In Court Actions A trailer loaded with corn cobs became the Central point o£ four damage suiti filed in. Kossuth district court 'last week, in which plaintiffs are asking a total of $43,928.85 in damages. A'll four suits resulted from one accident, which happened Dec. 17, 1955, about 4% miles north of Algona on highway 10,9, at the Black Cat creek. ,'. Named as defendants in alt four suits are Ktenneth Carman and Ernest Nauman, farmers living north of Algona. The plaintiffs are all from Algeria. , \ Alice .Simmons is asking . damages of $4,066.50 as a result of the accident. Alice Simmons, as parent and guardian of Lola Sim' mons, a minor of 12, is asking $10,537.05 in the second ac- . tion, Lester Simmons asks damages of $6,085.20. Robert Gillingham is asking damages totaling $23,240.10, The four plaintiffs were riding in a car driven by Lester Simmons. The trailer in question was owned by Nauman, the plaintiffs allege, and was being pulled by a car operated by Garman. As the two vehicles approached each other, the petitions state; the frailer came loose 'ffpm the Garman -car,' and swung across the highway,, with the result that the Simmons machine crashed into it broadside. x ; tf eglrgenct Wl defendants is* charged by" ' hit tour petitions- 1 ofj plaintiffs.. All suits are ' bjsed ^ftiVUliiv 'swfcrife; accident. t • irurK, trials - are ,- damahd- ed. V *••"'"/'• ..-••••. :... Varying |ctegre,es. off injur;0|%in'd hospStalizalion : "4srriei "qlaiirfeaJ by the plaintiffs. ' Gillingham, claims permanent disabilities, and all include hospital and fnedical ' expensed, and other damages as a result of the mishap. ; ; • JAILED ON CHARGE OF EXTORTION Math'ias Hildmari, 65, now of Livermore, but 'Who formerly ran a service station a,t Wesley, is in the 'Kossuth county jail charged .with extortion. His bond was set at $1,000 after a •preliminary hear* ing in C. H. • Ostwirikle's justice court on the charge, last Thurs,day afternoon. ' , Hildman ,is .charged with writing a letter to Virgil Smith of a get the money he would 'shoot • Smith. The letter ^vas : dated June 4 and was, mailed' in Algona. Smith turned the letter over to authorities. Hiidman has admitted writing the .letter, . county of 4 fioials say.' • ''/'-- • ' • Since then, Hlldrnan has written a second letter addressed to county officials. . ". FIVE NEW CASES: ONE FINED $300 HERE Five additional hew cases were filed in Kossuth district court during the past few days, including one matter that resulted in a plea of guilty and a $30Q fine. rtaymona George Weig of Wesley was fined that amount by Judge G. W. Stillman on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Other new cases were as follows: R. K. Richardson, I D. O., vs Mr and Mrs Milton Bebo, account, asking $231.50 judgment. Farmers M.utual Hail vs. M. J. Ferstl, account, asking judg" ment $99.28. Kent Motor Co. vs. Elmer Jasperson, account, asking $231,26. N. B. Best vs. Eizo Heyes, note, asking $376. Algona asking for $2,000 on threat that if he didn't get t Ex-Resident Dies In Alabama Mrs Helen Klein Lurwig, wife of Fred Lurwig, died Wednesday, June 6 at Lillian, Alabama She was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Win. Klein who farmed -near Wesley for a number of years. The family moved to Fairhope, Alabama in 1936. Besides her parents she is survived by her husband and twp sons, Fred and Jimmie and four brothers, Raymond and Vincent Klein, Fairhope, Ala., Jerome Klein, Houston, Texas, Arthur Klein, Sexton, Iowa, two slaters, Mrs Arthur Cink, Fairfaope, Atft. and Mrs Cecelia Bornholt, Alberta, Ala. The entire family was able tq attend the services

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