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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 26, 1956
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2Ub. Northern Caught By Yera On Canada Trek Expedition Goes 1200 Miles North But Glad Of It 1 Frank Vera, well-kno\vn AU gona angler, and his fishing party, composed of Gordon Kunfi Algcna, and Mr and Mrs Melvin Hutchmson, daughter and sort-in- Jaw of Mr Vera, returned Friday pight from an expedition into the 1/4 r , eaches °' f Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada. Proof of the groups success is shown in the photo, which shows Frank holding one of three 24-lb. northerns caught by him on the trip. Headquarters for the quartet were at Rocky Lake, near Flin Flon, Manitoba, 1200 miles northwest of here, and that's wnere most of the fish were caught, including northerns, walleyes and Lake trout. Frank decided to travel 200 miles further north and attempt to 'catch a few graylings, but after making the trek, was forced to give up the idea due to ice on the river. He then .went to Lynn Lake where he caught the three l.lrge northerns in daylight at 11 p.m. While at the northernmost point of his journey, Frank crossed the Churchill river, which •empties into Hudson Bay a few hundred miles east. In that area, "Nobody goes fishing without a rifle, due to bears and wolves," according to Frank. He also visited the largest nickel mine in the world near Lynn Lake. According to Frank's report of fishing, it was necessary for the group to throw back at least 75 northerns in order to get walleyes to complete the catch for the return home. Vera, Kuhn and the Hutchinsons, who live at Cedar Falls, left Algona, Sunday, June 10, and were gone 13 days. (Upper Des Moines Polaroid loto-engraving) State Historical Society Iowa City, la. Jiome* ISTAilllMIO 114) Entered as second class matter fat the postofflce at Alton*, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. AL60NA, IOWA, fUtSDAY, JUNE 26, 1956 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 93 - NO. 26 Crowell Wills $125,000 Cash Here So// Bank Signup On; July 20th Deadline Lone Rock Banker Has 90th Birthday, July 4th H«im*n L. Cotton, ptMidcni of the Lone Rock Bank, One oi only hine private banks in the State of Iowa, will observe his 90th birthday, July 4. Still active in the bank, Mr Cotton keeps a schedule of 9-30 to noon, and 1 to 3p.m. at the bank. Open hbuse in Mr Cotton's honor will be held Wednesday, July 4, at the home of his son, Angus Cotton, from 2 to 5 p.m. No gifts are desired, but friends are cordially invited to drop in * Q $ iei \ c » h $ d , re ^°!, Mr Cott °n are Willis Cotton of Lone Rock and Mrs Mabel Shellite of Spencer. , Mr C 0 tt on was born in New Hampshire in 1866. At the affe of 17 he came to Iowa with his father, who settled on a farm. Norman taught rural school, and clerked in a lumber and hardware store at Whittemore until 1899, when he went to Lone Rock and organized the bank in conjunction With Charles Murtagh, and the i» /-, J - Murt ?B n > and other earlier residents of the area. In 1932 Mr Cotton acquired the full interest in the bank. His wife, the former Jessie Angus passed away in 1947. Mr Cotton has had little illness in his life, and in 1949 had the pleasure of seeing completion of the new bank building now occupied by the Lone Rock Bank. Methodist Shift County Pastors Several changes in pastors of flethodist churches in this area .vere announced last Friday as .-.ppointments were made at the annual meeting of the North Iowa Conference of the Methodist church held at Mason City. Rev. H. E. Whyte was reappointed pastor of the Algona Methodist church. Rev. S. H. Hammer returns to Swea City, and Rev. M. E. Goldman will continue at Titonka. New pastor of the Fenton Methodist church will be Rev. H. A. Walker, who succeeds Rev. C. C. Callahan. Burt-Ledyard churches will be served by Rev. Frederic Samek, and Rev. E. P. Hanson will be the Good Hope pastor. Rev. F. A. Webb will continue to serve the Wesley-Prairie Center congregations, and Rev. H. N. Olson was named to the West Bend-Cylinder congregations. Algonan Hurt In Calif. Mishap Frank Mishak, son of Mr and Mrs Lando Mishak, Algona, received back injuries in a strange pickup truck accident near Orange, Cal. June 12, according to a report received here this week. Mishak, who graduated from St. Cecelia's here in 1955, is employed by an irrigation construction company, working as a night watchman. He parked the pickup he was driving and went to pick up a water pump nearby. The pickup began moving backward, so Frank ran to stop it. Just at the time he jumped for the cab of the vehicle, it cramped and went into a 50 foot ditch, currying him with it. Fined $500 For Signboard Crash William J. Leininger, 33, Whittemore, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of OMVI before Judge G. W. Stillman in Palo Alto district court recently and was fined $500 and costs, second offense. It was his Win Judging Honors Mr and Mrs Berl Priebe and Gary attended the Iowa State Angus Field Day and show at the Clay County Fair Grounds at Spencer on Sunday. Mrs Priebe won the high award in the ladies' judging contest and Gary was high individual in the Junior boys' judging. He was also high individual over all the boys and was presented with a show halter. Gary has an interest in his father's Angus herd and has his own Angus heifer for 4-H. The costs will include repair ot a highway sign at Cylinder, Iowa, through which Leininger drove a car several weeks ago. He was arrested June 3 with most of the windows in his car smashed from the impact of the sign. He had been driving from Whittemore and failed to make the sharp right turn on highway 18 at Cylinder. His car went through the sign and narrowly missed a telephone pole. Leininger's home address was given as Superior hut he is employed at Whittemor* Legion Carnival Here this Week American Legion Hagg-Turner Post 90 of Algona is sponsoring a three-day carnival here at the fairgrounds Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June "d, 27 and 28. There will be plentv of new, modern rides for the kids and entertaining booths for the adults. Advertisements elsewhere in today's Upper Des Moines give full details. The carnival will be that of Klein Amusements, the same show here for the Centennial, but on a much bigger scale. Proceeds from the carnival will help cover expenses of the Junior Legion summer baseball schedule. John Spencer heads the committee handling the project. Back From Camp Five Kossuth young people have returned from a Junior Red Cross camp near Boone, at which 95 Iowa youths were enrolled. Those enjoying the camp were Janet Thoresoo and June Johnson of Swe» City, Patricia O'Brian of St. Jo«, Grace McKiro of Algona, and Richard Hinsch of Titonka. Complications For Accident Victim Swea City—Raymond C, Johnson, who was injured in an auto accident at the east edge ol Estherville on the night of June 14, developed lung complications as the result of broken ribs sustained when he was thrown against the steering wheel of the car. The internal injuries caused pneumonia on Saturday night and he has been under oxygen. His condition is described as serious, but improvement was reported on Thursday, June 21. Kennedy Tot Dies, Leukemia Bancroft—Patricia Rose, 2 year old daughter of Mr and Mrs William Kennedy, passed away Friday shortly after noon at her home. Patricia became suddenly ill last Saturday and was taken to Rochester by her • parents where it was found that the little Rush Began Monday; 122 Join Program Kossuth county farmers began signing up, Monday, for participation in the much-discussed Soil Bank. . : A total of 122 sign-ups ; took place Monday, and a far greater total was expected today (Tuesday) after Monday's night's rain. There are certain deadline dates which must be met 'to qualify for payments, it .was emphasized this week by Richard I. Anderson, chairman of the county ASC committee. , These deadline dates are — June 30 —For cutting wheat acreage and for clipping barley and rye on land going into acreage reserve. July 4 —• For clipping oats on land going into acreage reserve. July 20 — For signing agreements, by operators. July 31 — For cutting corn acreage and for turning under or clipping flaxseed, grain sorghum and soybeans on land going into the acreage reserve. Chairman Anderson called, the attention of all farmers *o a change in rules regarding graz« ing limitations. Grazing of any acreage reserve land for the remainder of this year—or since June 22—will not be permitted unless an emergency order to allow such grazing is issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Anderson also advised farmers to learn exactly what they must do to qualify for acreage reserve payments before they plow up or clip any crop. Office hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. continuously, six days a week, through July 31. To Pick County Dairy Queen girl was suffering mia. from leuke- The Mass of the Angels was held in St. John's Church Monday morning at 9:00 with burial in St. John's Cemetery. Garry Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Patricia is survived by her parents, one brother, Charles, and one sister, Janice, her grandparents, Mr and Mrs A. W. Kennedy, and Mr and Mrs Joe Higgins, Whittemore. July 4th Party Planned Here A full evening of stage acts, climaxed by a huge fireworks display is being sponsored free by Schultz Bros, service station and garage July 4. Festivities get underway at 7:30 p.m. with a concert by the Algona city band. Other acts include the Bit and Spur Wranglers, who will present a flag drill, * f 1 •» rr+ *•' • ' . « ^-*< * MAIL TWP. BALLOTS ON JULY 5 Ballots for the annual ASC township elections will be mailed July 5, to each farm owner and operator in the county. Instructions, and a return envelope, will accompany each ballot. The ballots must be returned by July 13, or post-marked not later than that date. As in the s past, .three ASC township committeemen and two alternates will be selected. Highest vote-getter in each township will be the chairman. Count- "ng of ballots will begin July 17. Township committeemen will sick the county committee, July 28, in Algona, for coming year. Former Resident Buried Today Last rites for Mrs Nettie Norton, a former resident of Algona, who died Thursday at Bremerton, Wash., were held today, Tuesday, June 26, at McCullough's Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Rev. Harry Whyte, Methodist minister, officiated, and burial was at Riverview cemetery. Mrs Norton was born and raised here and later raised her family here before moving to Bremerton to live with a daughter, Mrs Ralph Loss. The Nor- ton.s lived many years on North Jones street. Mrs Norton was preceded in death by her husband, Bert. Survivors include four daughters and two sons. They are Lulu (Mrs Frank Capp) and Cleora (Mrs Ralph Loss), Bremerton; Meryl (Mrs Jim Hearst), Cedar Falls; Bernice (Mrs J. M. Richardson), Anchorage, Alaska; El wood, Lawton, la.; and Dr. Edmund Norton, Laramie, Wyo. All will be here for the rites with the exception of Bernice. Services for Mrs Norton were held at Bremerton Saturday and her body shipped here foi burial. Pallbearers at the services here were Dick Sjogren, Milton Norton, Charles Paxson, Andrew Hansen, Bob Loss and Mike Loss. Mayor, Ikes In New Drive For Local Lake A new move to promote the idea of a state lake in the Irvington area.-was brought to the fore jast Thursday evening at a meeting of the Algona chapter of the Izaak Walton League. The idea, presented off and on for the past 12 years, took on new life after a talk by Mayor C. C. Shierk, who has spent some time and effort in checking into the project, and bringing it to the attention of the State Conservation Commission. Mayor Shierk recounted visiting with several members of, the commission earlier this year during the governor's conference for mayors in Des Moines. He said that the present commission members were unaware of efforts locally to promote the lake plan, but were very evidently interested. They told the Algona mayor the procedure necessary to get the matter before the Commission and the local chapter is taking preliminary steps to follow the outline. The Conservation Commission's 10-year plan, the mayor said, is to have a lake within 25 miles of every resident of Iowa. Algona does not fall within a 25-mile radius of any lake at present. M. H. Honsbruch and Irving Wiltgen were named to contact local organizations and ask that one member from each be named to a central committee to work on the project. Also explained by the mayor was a summary of a recent meeting of the northwest Iowa mayois held at Spencer, at which time all agreed that efforts must be made to impound and conserve water in this general area. The proposed Irvington lake is one Two candidates have been naitied so far for the title "Kossuth County Golden Girl Dairy Queen". Selection of the queen will be made Thursday evening during the band concert at the Athletic Park. It is entirely possible other candidates have been chosen since, but only Shirley Shipler, Algona, representing the Farm Bureau Young People, and Karen Loebach. Whittemore, representing the Whittemore creamery and Tri-County Co-Op Drying Association, had been named last weekend. The county winner will compete August 3 in the state contest at Wayerly, and the state winner will receive a $500 scholarship to college and the right to compete for the national title during the National Dairy Show in Chicago later in the year. The national winner is to receive a $1,000 cash scholarship and a complete wardrobe. J. C. Skow, Wesley, is chairman of the Kossuth dairy month committee which is sponsoring the event locally. Shirley Shipler Homestead Tax Credit Deadline New homeowners who have purchased or built their homes since July 2, 1955, must file for their homestead tax credit now. Those who already have made their application 'with the county assessor or field assessor since Jan. 1, 1956 need not reapply. The deadline'this year will be 12:00 o'clock noon, Saturday, June 30th, because July 1st falls on Sunday. • .- • . step in this direction. Shierk said that while then- has been previous talk about the lake project, the Conservation Commission claims no formal presentation of the idea seems to have been made, or at least they have nothing on file. Melody Ramblers and Fred 'Porter snd the Rhythm Ranch' Hands from K.GTV. Fort Dodge, Berte Trio from St. Joe and Sylvia Downs from Wesley. Bill Me- Naniara will MC the show. Kossuth Girl To Tour Europe LuVerne—Mr and Mrs William Prior took their daughter Marsha to Mason City, Wednesday, where she took a bus for Genb- seo. N. Y.. where she wilj visit her maternal grandmother, Mrs Leo Finnegan. OQ June 28, Miss Prior will sail from Montreal, Can. on^the C.S S. Columbia for * two month's tour of Europe. The tour is sponsor' ed by the St. Olaf College at Northfield, Minn. r Swea City Plans Mosquito Spray Swea City—Plans for spraying Swea City business places and homes against flies and mosquitoes are under way. The measure has been tried in previous years and has always been found to alleviate the insect nuisance. Lions Club members will conduct a porch-light drive on the night of June 25, and it is requested that persons w^o want their property sprayed should leave their porch lights on Monday night awaiting collectois for the drive. It is requested that each home owner donate at least $2. A ground sprayer will be rented to cover the park, alleys, city dump and residential area. In former years, sozne of the spraying has been done by plane, but the ground spraying has been found very efficient, with less dauger of accident. Weeds may also be killed by the ground spraying method. Fireworks At Drive-In July 3 The annual holiday fireworks program at the Starlite Drive-in theater will be held on Tuesday, July 3, the eve of the big holiday, according to announcement made by the management today. A special one-day film program will be shown on Tuesday only: Joel McCrea in "Stranger on Horseback," and John Af-ar in "The Golden Mistress." Special Buck Nights will be in effect on Wednesday and Thursday, July 4-5, with Gary Cooper in "Vera Cruz" and the Bowery Boys in "High Society" as film fare. 2.84 Inches Of Rain Breaks County Drouth A thunderstorm, - accompanied °y . brisk high; winds, -brought 2.84 inches of ram to-the Algona area Monday night, and ended, temporarily at least, a drouth which had lasted for over three weeks. The heavy rain was general over this section of the state and furnished new hope for parched crops. No serious damage, due to wind, was reported. There is no promise involved, but, according to Weatherman Stu Albright at the airport, the trend for the next five days should find temperatures in this area about normal for this time of year. (Whew) The second 97 degree day since June 9 was chalked up Thursday day, as five of the last seven days went into the 90s. Only rainfall during the week was a slight trace Friday. Temperatures for the week fol- Ex-Bancroft Vet Dies Thursday Bancroft— Word was received by relatives and friends of the death of Dr. B. J. Lattimer of Springfield, Minn. Dr. Lattimer suffered a heart attack Thursday and died the same day. Mr Lattimer was a veterinarian in Bancroft for many years before moving to Springfield. He- leaves a wife and two daughters. Mr and Mrs Bill Quinn attended the funeral from here Saturday in Springfield. Mr Quinn is a brother-in-law of Mr Lattimer. 4-H Clubs Start Plans For Fair At the Kossuth County Fair, each 4-H club may enter three teams to compete with other teams and earn either blue, red or white placings, and a demonstration workshop has been set up giving the demonstration teams help with demonstration technique. This meeting is scheduled to be held June 29, Friday, 1:30 p.m. at the Algona high school annex. All 4-H leaders, demonstration teams and mothers are asked to attend. An added feature will be presentation of a winning special activity demonstration. Darlene Callies and Marian Meyer of tht' Buflalo Boosters will present their demonstration as was given at the Iowa State Fair last year Accident Monday Cars driven by Mrs L. W. Keith, Algona, and B e r n i c e Boomgaarden, Humboldt, collided at the corner of Call and Wooster streets at. 7:58 p.m. Monday. Total damage to the vehicles was estimated at $500 by police Chief Al Boekelman, who uivestieated. The two drivers and Airs Lois Caldwell. Algona, who was riding with Mrs Keith, were shaken iip in the crash. low: Date H June 20 „_ 90 June 21 ...: 97 June 22 85 June 23 91 June 24 88 June 25 '_ 94 There have been a total of 13 90-plus readings in less than three weeks — and they talk about cinder canyon. L 65 67 64 51 56 63 June Wedding Licenses Up Marriage license business, always affected by the month of June, picked up at the county clerk's office as the end of the month approached, with eight issued during the week. They went to: June 18 — David N. Dontje and Susan Bentele, both Swea City; Charles J. Berte, Irving ton. and Shirley Kliegl, Whittemore; Marlyn Quastad, Armstrong, and Evelyn M. Burgeson, Armstrong. June 20—Ronald L. Grein and Donna Thilges, both Algona; Vincent S. L. Lomburdo, Compton, Cal., and Esther Degen, Algona: James Forsythe, West Bend, and "'aiol Elbert, Whittemore. June 22 — Charles L. Johnson, Fort Dodge, and Joy L. Hutzell, Algonu. June 23 — Dale Matheson, Buffalo Center, and Anna Mao fCoskovich, Blue Earth. Minn. Kossuth In Top 200 U. S. Counties Kossulh county is one of 7 counties in Iowa listed among 200 counties in the U.S. which lead the nation in gross cash farm income, the Iowa Development Commission reports. Kossulh is also fifth among Ihe 7 Iowa counties. In order of cash farm income they are Poliawaltamie. Sioux, Plymouth, Clinton and Kossuth. The figures were based on 1955 income. The 37 Iowa counties account for 19.5 percent of the top 200 counties in the United States. 14 People, Ten Organizations Share Estate Funeral services for John S. Crowell, 83, resident of Kossuth county for- the past half century, were held this afternoon, Tuesday, June 26, in McCullough'fi Funeral Chapel at 4 p.m.. Rev. G> G. H a 11 a uer, Congregational church pastor, officiated and burial followed in Riverview cc'inetery. A flurry of interest followed filing of Mr Crowell's will at the county clerk's office Monday morning when it was found he had left an enormous amount of cash and property lo friends and relatives.. Cash bequests alone totaled more than $125,000, and went mainly to the following persons and institutions: Mr and Mrs Clarence Kramer, Algona, $3,000 each. Mrs William Doocy, Bancroft, $4,000. Tom Maguire, Rockwell City, $4,000. Lynn Crowell, cousin living in Washington, $8,000. Three daughters of a deceased nephew, $4,000 each. Mrs Alfred Larson, Algona, $4,000. C. R. McVeigh and wife, Nellie, Algona, $2,500. Evelyn Cady, $5,000 Dorothy McNeill, Algona, $4,000. Vernon Casler, Algona, $2,000. Evelyn Cady, Algona, $5,000. Masonic Temple, $1,000; Congregational church, $1,000; Presbyterian church, $1,000.. Algona Charities, $10,000. to be invested and not more than five percent spent in one year. Salvation Army of Iowa, $6,000 American Home Finding Association, $6,000. Piney Woods School in Mississippi, $4,000. ' > . Iowa Humane Society, $6,000. St. Ann Hospital, Algfina, $1,000 Home of Friendless of Iowa, $6,000. Gerald and Jerome Soderberg, $1,000 each. Mrs Kenneth McCoy, Algona, $1,000. Wm. Pech, Algona, $1,000. He bequeathed $8,000 each to his three surviving neices, Bernice G. Decker, Fort Dodge; Eldu Springer, Oakland, Cal.; and Edna Nicholson, Fort Pec k, Mont.; and to his nephew, Clayton Gabriel, Milwaukee, Wis, His real estate and farm property, consisting of 1100-1200 acres of farm land and real estate in Algona, will for the most part be shared by his relatives, according to the will written April 7, 1954, and its codicil, added June 9, 1955. There were numerous other cash bequests up to a thousand dollars to relatives and friends scattered around the . United, States, and all business of the estate must be concluded in five years, according to Mr Crowell's wishes. The will also provided for disposal of estate farms. Herman and Elsie Soderberg were given the right within six months to buy the Hay Valley farm for $23,400. Wm. and Hazel Decker were given the chance to buy the farm they tenant for $12,800, and Harry Woods and Max Stratum were given a like opportunity for the same price, $12,800.' R. H. Miller and A. R. Cvuik- shank were, named as joint executors of the estate, and H. W. Miller was designated by the deceased to act as attorney representing executors of the will and estate. John Spencer Crowell, son of Rosel and Janet Scott Crowell, was born March 9, 1873 at Postville, Wis. He attended grade school in Wisconsin and later worked in a general store there. Succumbed Saturday Mr Crowell came to Kossuth county shortly after the turn of the ct-ntury and fanned for himself at Bancroft for several years. He then farmed his mother's farm east of Algona for a couple of years, then went into, and became well-known in farm management. He resided on east North street here, and died following a lingering illness at St. Ann hospital Saturday. He never married ami only im- nudiate survivors include the three nieces and a nephew named in the will. Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and High Twelve. Masonic services were held at McCullough's Monday at 8 p.m. Pallbearers at the funeral were Art Cruikshank, Herman Hauberg, John Momyer, A1 b i n Spongberg. Abel Behrends an4 Dave Leffert.

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