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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 30, 1956
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T State Historical Iowa Oity la towa Oity, Ia« Jltomeg IJTABUSMID IMS Entered M second Clara matte* at the p*§tofflc* at Algona, Iowa. Nov. 1, 1932. under Act at Cofigref* of March 3. 1B7«. AtOONA, IOWA, tUISOAY, OCTOItt 30, 1956 4 SECTIONS - 26 PAGES VOL 93 - NO. 44 Political Battles Enter Final Week By Russ Waller * * • That old impresario of the Al- goiia Theatre, Dick Phillips, can usually contribute a little something each week to the lighter side of life. Seems that the first of those Kid Matinees he is running on Saturdays was given an extra boost by offering the kids a candy bar with each admission. Only trouble is that when Dick wound up the afternoon and took inventory, he found that he had given away 73 more candy bars than there were paid admissions. * * , * Maybe you noted the pictures in a Des Moines paper recently of a tame. deer that makes the football games at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn, a little different by meandering out on the gridiron occasionally during games. Well, Mr and Mrs Vern Burns witnessed the strange spectacle recently while at Collegeville to visit their son John (Father Aurelius) who is taking a theological course there. They saw the football game and watched while friendly custodians shooed the deer off the playing field in a game against Concordia, Oct. 24. * • • Kay Isaacson of the Nels and Kay team who run Isaacson's Studio here, was the subject of a special feature storv in the Fort Dodge Messenger, Oct. 26. Local folks need no introduction to her outstanding work in photo coloring, and the local studio is now vemodeling so that more space can be made available in the basement for special classes in portrait coloring for women from all over the middle west being sent here by other studios to learn the technique. i * * * One of the strange spectacles in connection with the present election is the adoption of new techniques. One of them is using the state chairman or county chairman as a spokesman for various candidates on that particular ticket. We have heard more statements from Don Pierson, state Republican chairman," than we have from the candidates themselves, although the technique is by no means confined to one party. Another astonishing thing is to find that whereas it has been stated that the farmer vote only amounts to about 12 to 13% ol the total vote, when the chips are down thai 12 or 13 7» seems to become pretty important. The farm states evidently mean a lot more than we were told they did a while back. It has not been the practice of the Register & Tribune, to come out with flat endorsements for candidates, although the paper's general Republican support is no secret. This year the R & T editorially supports Hoegh as well as Ike and Dick. And Time Magazine, that publication which has been somewhat snooty about the meagre 12% of the vote in the farm states, blossoms out with a pre-election pitch for Leo Hoegh with his picture on the magazine cover, and a laudatory story on the inside. The election may be In the bag for the GOP, but evidently there are fears in some quarters that the 12% of the farm vote needs some outside help to stay Republican. Finally, the advent of advertising agencies on the political scene has changed all past concepts of campaigning. Speaking arrangements, motorcade routing, cheerleaders and cheering squads, are all arranged for top level speeches by the agencies. The candidate speeches are written, and lectern arrangements made by the agencies. The matter of serious discussion of major topic? has given way to a combination of the circus, the Roman arena, and a football game in arranging a major political speech. At the other end of the programming is the folksy little "unrehearsed" deal when a group of hand-picked individuals ask leading questions arranged for them, and the candidate gives the pre-arranged answers. All "unrehearsed," of course. Wonder what some of America's statesmen of the past would say if they could return to the scene in 1956 and voice their opinions? * * * From Washington a clipping telling of problems of a bartender's union there, which finds itself forced to take a stand against wearing of union buttons. Reason: The American Sunbathers Ass'n has bought the 200- room hotel, 30 miles from New York, for the nation's first nudist hotel, ,and local No. 15 operates the hotel bar. * » * Famous Last Line—Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much argument, much writing, many opinions; for opinion in good men is but knowledge in the making (John Milton). Burt Good Neighbors Pick 75 Acres Most of the crew of 19 men who picked 75 acres of corn for the Lawrence Chipman's southwest of Burt Wednesday, Oct. 24 are shown in the above photo. Left to right, front row, are Ben Bahling, Lee Cole, Lloyd Schenck, Floyd Bacon, Paul Weber, Earl Angle and Joey Chipman, son of the Lawrence Chipman's. Back row, left to right, are Eldon Ellingson, Merlin Madsen, Earl Ackerman, Herman Bussie, Fred Davis, Rudy Willrett, Walter Riedel and Clarence Riebhoff. Not shown, but present all day, are Glen Jenkinson, Bill Madsen, Hiram Ackerman, Ben Bahling and Lawrence Chipman. The workers congregated to aid the Chipmans, who tenant a farm owned by Dr. Magnus Lichter, whose barn was destroyed by fire several weeks ago. (UDM Newsfoto-Engraving) Tom Akre, 80, Passes; Rites Held Monday Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. in McCullough's Funeral Chapel for Thomas T. Akre, 80, one time prominent business man, who died Thursday morning at St. Ann hospital where he had been a patient several weeks. Masonic services were held Sunday evening at the chapel. Mr Akre was born at Naa, Norway, Nov. 2, 1875. His parents were Boel T. Onarheim .and Forstein J. Akre. He left his home in Norway and came to the United States when a lad of 17, settling in Chicago for a time, then going to Garretson, S. D. where he lived with friends. From there he went to Estherville and later met Eva M. M^athews of Armstrong to whom he was married Oct. 8, 1907 at Spirit Lake. In the meantime he had become a naturalized citizen in 1898 at Estherville. About a year after their marriage Mr and Mrs Akre moved to Algona where Mr Akre was employed as clerk in the grocery department of the John Goerders store. Mr and Mrs Akre had two sons, Charles Thomas, of Arlington, Va., and Don Eugene of Jefferson City, Mo. They survive as well as six grandchildren. Mrs Akre died in May, 1950 and three brothers,, Aud, John and Johannes preceded him in death some time ago. Mr Akre went into the grocery and feed business for himself, assisted by Mrs Akre. They continued until 1938 when they retired, both Mr and Mrs Akre having made a host of friends through their kind and courteous manner and genuine friendship. Mr Akre had been an active member of the Masonic lodge the past 49 years and was also a member of the Rotary club and Chamber of Commerce. Services were conducted by the Rev. M. H. Brower of the Presbyterian church. Interment was at Riverview cemetery- Pallbearers were Fred Shilts, L. S. Bohannon, Bill Steele, Firman Laing, Fred Kent, Jr. and Don Hemmingsen. Mr and Mrs Don Akre have been here the past few weeks during Mr Akre's serious condi- Towns To Offer Reward For Crime Apprehension An idea, designed to aid in the apprehension of criminals or would-be criminals, which popped into the mind of Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst several months ago, will be set into operation in at least two Kossuth county towns, and possibly more, in the near future. Fenton and Whittemore, two of the county's more progressive towns, are ready to put the new plan into action. As explained by the sheriff, most important factor involved is a reward, probably $50, which can be received by any alert person who can sense something of a criminal nature is happening or about to take place. Community clubs, for the most part, will be in charge of the venture in each town. Placards tion and Charles Arlington Saturday. came from Dismiss Two Rail Suits In District Court A divorce decree, dismissal of two damage suits in which the plaintiffs asked $40,000 each, and filing a new case asking $22,000 were highlights of the district court week here. A divorce was granted last Saturday to Nadine L. Bonney ot Burt from Ralph F. Bonnev, now of Fairmont, Minn. The plaintiff was awarded custody of an only child and a property settlement was agreed uoon by the parties. Cases of Clarence Macumber and Willard Zeigler, both of Algona, brought against the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad for $40,000 were settled out of court and costs were assessed to the defendants. The cases were dismissed. The accident happened Dec. 15, 1954, at the Rock Island crossing on highway 44 at West Bend. A judgment for $87.80 was granted the Great American Insurance Co. against Wm. Boldridge, by default. announcing the plan will be placed in every business place in the towns participating. FuH details of the plan's operation are listed on the placards. How It Will Work In essence, for a person to be considered by the sponsoring community organization' to re- State Senate Seat Scrap In Debate Stage As political campaigning entered its final week in this area, one previous challenge to debate issued by Merwin Goad to James I. Dolliver, both Congressional candidates, seemed likely to coast to November 6 without developing. A second challenge, issued by one candidate for the state senatorial post to another, was accepted. The contest between incumbent Duane Dewel, Republican, and Burl Ridout, Democrat, for the state senate, developed into a challenge atid acceptance through the pages of the Estherville Daily News. Ridout Accepts Debate Last week Dewel, in his own paper, and in the Estherville Daily News of Oct. 23, challenged Ridout to discuss issues of the campaign from the same platform. He charged that Ridout had failed to appear at a meeting of he Estherville PTA. In the Oct. 27 issue of the Daily tfews, Ridout accepted the Dewel challenge and replied that he could not appear at the PTA meeting because of a previous engagement in Palo Alto County, and asked why Dewel had failed to appear Oct. 10 at Gruver, where both men were supposed to meet and Dewel did not appear. Ridout said he would be glad to appoint a committee of three, with Dewel to do the same, to arrange the time for the debate, and select a moderator. Salts Tax Key Point The Estherville candidate for state senator said that there was no question as to how Dewel had voted in the early stages on the sales tax increase measure dur- A Big Wednesday Night Wednesday night. 7 o'clock, ai courthouse square! . . . that's the time and place when hundreds of goblins, witches, ghosts, hoboes, cowboys, etc., will suddenly appear in Al- gonat Of cdurse, they'll only be kids dressed up tor the big parade down State street to the annual Lions Club Halloween Party ai the athletic field. And reports are that there'll be some awfully scary costumes. The Lions have some surprises for the kids, too . • • some new and better prizes, and a Grand Prize for the best boy and best girl costume. Treats for all, of course, with lots of games on the program. Co-chairmen of the party, Jim Milder and Oscar Metcalf, with their Lions helpers, are preparing for a big turnout of kids. A Halloween Teen-Agers Dance, also sponsored by the Lions, will be held at the high school Annex beginning at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night. The dance is free. LuVerne, Seneca Groups Lend Corn-Picking Aid Killed By Picker Algona Host To Child Aid Unit The Kossuth County Council for Retarded Children will host the north central Iowa regional meeting of the Iowa Association for Retarded Children Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Legion hall in Algona. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. A program, featuring Mrs Irma Buhge, Cedar Rapids, corresponding secretary of the Iowa Association, and Mrs R. W. Lillard, Jolley, regional director, will be held at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend. There will be a coffee hour following the program. Bancroft—Friends have received word Wednesday of the accidental death of Mr Engelby of Kensett who was killed when caught in a corn picker. He received a broken neck. Mr Engelby was a north Kossuth resident many years before moving to Kensett five years ago. Sentrol School Bonds Defeated For the sixth time, voters in the Sentral Community School District of Lone Rock- Fenion-Seneca, turned down a proposed bond issue of $450,000 to construct a new high school for the area, last Saturday. The vote was 504 in favor, and 494 against the measure. It required a 60% majority of those voting to pus. ceive the reward money, hereV'ing the last legislature, one, of the what has to be done: First of h.°t issuer between the two, and all, the reward will be give'n only for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a criminal for a felony, that is, a crime punishable by penitentiary sentence. Felonies include breaking and entering, larceny of money or property in the excess of $20, rape, mui'der, manslaughter, forgery and arson. The award can be given for any other reason considered worthy by the sponsor, but will not be given to a law enforcement officer. It is important that citizens be alert at all times. A person might return home late at night and discover a strange car or person lurking in his town. It would be advisable for such a citizen to jot down any information, including license number, color and make of car, or description, including clothing, heighth, age, weight, color of hair and eyes of the per- ton or persons seen. Any such information should be given to Sheriff Lindhorst, the deputy sheriff or local marshal as soon as possible. If the information proves valuable to peace officers and is responsible for apprehending and convicting the criminal, the citizen will be eligible for the reward, if it is the decision of the sponsoring community organization. Where Idea Began Lindhorst first got the idea following the arrest of two men and two women on charges of possession of burglary tools here July 14. Ruby Murtha, clerk at Sharp's Jewelry, became sus- picius of one of the four, and reported the information to local authorities. The foursome was rounded up the same day due to Miss Murtha's help. She will probably get a reward for her alertness from a jewelry 'organization. Burt, Titonka, Swea City, Ledyard, Wesley, LuVerne and La kota have all been informed of the idea and it is probable some of the rest of the towns in the county will put the plan into operation. Any town in the county can get information on the set-up from Lindhorst. Money for the reward is furnished by merchants in the cooperating towns, who actually operate the plan on their own. According to Lindhorst, "the plan will not in any way replace law enforcement officers, bui merely assist them if put to use.' "As far as I know, the plan has not been used elsewhere," says Sheriff Lindhorst "but shoulc prove a valuable asset to officers in the apprehension of criminals in the future." The sheirff pointed out he will be glad to make suggestions to any town wishing to use such a plan, and stressed the fact each community will have the say-so on such a set-up-. It will in no way be controlled by the sheriffs office. that a large caravan from Kossuth county and Estherville made a special trip to Des Moines to ask him why he had voted for the increase to 3 percent. "Dewel told the delegation he voted for the sales tax to wake people up, and he sure did," Ridout added. Ridout said that he is against reapportionment of the Legislature, which Dewel favors and has made a considerable issue of in the past year. "Reapportionment of the Legislature would only have the effect of giving control of the State of Iowa to the big cities. No wonder the districts south of us want him reelected", Ridout said. Coad At Titonka Merwin Coad, Democratic opponent of Congressman James I. Dolliver, said Monday night at Titonka that his challenge to Dolliver to debate in each county of the 6th district had m^t with blank silence from Dolliver, and only some "off the cuff" retorts by Don Pierson, state Republican chairman. "I didn't ask Pierson to debate, I asked Dolliver, our present Congressman," Coad said, "Who's running for Congress, Dolliver or Pierson?" Coad spoke at the Titonka Theatre at a locally-sponsored rally there. In other strictly Kossuth county races, the contests for county auditor, county attorney and the four supervisor districts all promise close outcomes. Every candidate for office has been hard at work campaigning. For Casey Loss, state representative, Alma Pearson, clerk of the district court, Clara Walker, county recorder, ana Rosella Voigt, county treasurer, all Democrats, and Dr. John Schutter, county coroner, a Republican, there are no worries. They have no opposition, nor does Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, Democratic incumbent. LuVerne — A good neighbor' deed was carried out when on Saturday and'Monday a week ago neighbors gathered and husked 46 acres of corn and then shelled same on the farm of Peder Hjelmeland who is a surgical patient in University hospital, Iowa City. Tractors and pickers were furnished by L. L. Merkle, Roland Lenz, Donald and Wayne Warmbier, men assisting were Ed Elberts, Roland Lenz, George Schnetzer, Wilder Rockwopd, Dick Nielson, Harold Nielspn, Don Warmbier, Wayne Warmbier, Bob Rusher, Harry Thilges, L. L. Merkle, Harry Naffziger, Alvin Weber and Bill Goetsch. Food was furnished by Mrs Clyde Dudley, Mrs Roland Lenz, Mrs Ray Stone, Mrs Orville Hurlburt, Miss Luella Blumer, Mr» Anna Blumer and Mrs Edwin Hefti. Assisting Mrs Hjelmeland with serving the men were Mrs Harry Naffziger, Mrs George Schnetzer and Mrs Wayne Warmbier. PICK, CRIB 60 ACRES FOR SENECA MAN Seneca — A good neighbor act was carried out at the George Johnson farm northwest of Seneca Saturday and Monday forenoon of last week when neighbors, relatives and friends came in with corn pickers and husked and cribbed 60 acres of corn for the Johnsons. On Saturday morning Henry Jensen of the Ringsted area. came with his corn 'picker and them. picked the lands and Cecil Anderson put the corn in the crib. That afternoon Roy Klein brought his picker and he and Henry Jensen picked 20 acres. Fred Wienberger, Cecil Anderson and Wayne Klein hauled and cribbed the corn. On Monday morning they came in force and with four machines picked the remaining 40 acres of corn. Bringing corn pickers were Gaylord Olsen, Herbert Krause, Charles Beavers and Henry Jensen, i Men participating included Ed Lutz of Manson, Iowa, George's brother-in-law; Alfred Mier, a friend, also from 'Manson; Levi Johnson, a brother from Barnum, Iowa; Fred Busse, Armstrong, Mrs Johnson's brother; also neighbors, Ray Klein, Wayne Klein, Charles Beaver, Herbert Krause, Bob Burt, Sig Loge, Virgil Payne, Gaylord Olsen, Curtis Olsen, Cecil Anderson, Fred Farmers Join In Page Ad Backing Evans A group of Kossuth farmers, representing both the Republican and Democratic party, joined together this week to sponsor a page ad which appears in this issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines, in behalf of E. R. (Spike) Evans, Democratic candidate for the U. S. Senate, who opposes Bourke Hickenlooper. The ad speaks for itself elsewhere in today's paper. Farmers have become increasingly upset spokesmen say, to find that the 1957 corn support prices will [not be announced until after the election, and to find that there are a number of unanswered questions in connection with the soil bank law as it covers 1957. Vole By Dec. 15 Commercial corn growers must indicate by ballot before Dec. 15 whether they want the same kind of a soil bank program next year that they had this year. To get it, the voting must be "yes" by a two-thirds majority. If the "yes" vote falls short, Secretary of Agriculture Benson then goes back to the previous acreage allotment, and a sliding flexible support left to his own selection. Before a farmer can decide how to vote, however, he must know at least four things: 1. The level at which corn would be supported if the farmers vote for a continuation of the program they had this year. 2. The level at which corn would be supported under a ret- Wienberger and Henry Jensen. would bei supported unaer a rej- Women preparing and serving4 turn to the former acreage allot- " dinner to the men included MrsTment program. QlWtr , PTlta Roy Klein, Mrs Charles Beavers, 3. The size of corn allotments Mrs Sig Loge, Mrs Carrie Odin, Mrs Curtis Olsen, Mrs Cecil Anderson, Mrs Fred Wiehberger, Mrs Henry Jensen, Mrs Fred Busse and the Johnson's daughter, Mrs Carl Hawdrth of Minneapolis. The Johnsons who are now recuperating at'home following injuries which they received recently in an automobile accident axe very appreciative to their neighbors, friends and relatives for this kind assistance given Rites Saturday For Mrs Barton Funeral services for Mrs Hannah Barton, 71, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist church here with Rev. Roland Andrews officiating. Burial was at Atlantic. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mrs Barton, a long-time resident of Algona. died Wednesday morning at St. Ann hospital where she had been a patient for a day. She had been a patient for the past two years at Maple Leaf rest home in Burt. Survivors include a son, Albert, of Azusa, Cal., and a daughter, Mrs Curtis Quinn of Wesley. Her husband, Ray Barton, pre. ceded her in death. A Long Jump "Snuffy", six month old part Boxer owned by Dr. and Mrs Joe Rooney of Algona. has "flighty" tendencies. Several days ago, when DC. Rooney was in the midst of S uiting on storm windows, nuffy heard Doc on the side of the house and went upstairs to investigate. Dr. Rooney was just slipping a storm in place on the second floor and the dog evidently figured he would be shut in the house, so he made a leap out the window. He glided downward and made a perfect belly landing in a neighbor's yard. He let out a grunting noise when he landed, but seems to be none the worse for wear. Fair Has Better Net Than 1955 The 1956 annual financial statement of the Kossuth Fair Association, officially published in today's Algona Upper Des Moines, shows a balance on hand of $1,1644.11 as compared with $550.74 a year ago at the same time. A total of $5,087.37 was paid out in premiums, the most premium money ever paid locally, but there were savings made in arranging for music and some grandstand performances, and the Horse Show, locally arranged, helped greatly to cut down the cost of outside, expensive attractions, Lou Nitchals, fair secretary stated. Total receipts from the fair itself were $15,396.24 and receipts from other than the fair were $10,233.71 for a total income of $26,180.69. Total expenses of the fair itself were $20,580.11 and other expenses were $3,956.47 additional for total expenditures of $24,536.58. A. A. Schipull of LuVerne is president of the fair board and Harry J. Bode of Algona is treasurer. Inch Rain Is Registered To Break Drouth This areas fall weather continued to be ideal during the past week, with almost an inch of moisture registered and temperatures at a high level. High reading for the week was a 70 degree mark Wednesday, while a low of 30 degrees was registered Tuesday and aagin Friday. A fifth of an inch of rain fell Thursday and almost three- fourths of an inch during downpours that hit the area Monday. Monday afternoon's sudden rain storm flooded streets in some areas in Algona, and fallen branches and twigs which fell during high winds that accompanied the storm, clogged sewers around town. Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 25 Oct. 26 Oct. 27 Oct. 28 Oct. 29 .60 -70 .67 .64 .69 .69 .62 30 39 43 30 45 41 49 Trap Shoot For Needy Family Aid The East Fork Chapter of the Izaak Walton League has announced plans for a trap shoot which will be held this Sunday, Nov. 4, at Squeeze Field three miles south of Algona. Shooting will begin at 1 p.m. There will be prizes to the top shooters, with all profits from the shoot to be used by the club to sponsor needy families at Christmas time. if they should be in effect in 1957. 4. The size of the soil bank acreage reserve payment, that is, the rate offered per acre for underplanting from the corn ; acreage limit under either of the two programs. Unknown Quantity Under a continuation of the program from 1956, the Secretary is not required to keep the corn support above any speci- \ fied limit. Theoretically, he could 1 set it at zero. This is what is disturbing many Kossuth farmers, as well as others. With these thoughts in mind, many area farmers say in theit ad that Hickenlooper, who helped compose the present plan, left a lot of "jokers in the deck" 'and that their only hope for 1957 is a vote for Evans, whose stand in behalf of parity supports is well known. Washington has stated that nothing is likely to be done to answer the questions until after the next government crop report is issued, which will be November 9, or three days after the national election. Boy, 13, Dies Under Tractor Leroy Plath, 13, son of Mr and Mrs Ted Plath who farm near Armstrong, was killed Saturday when the tractor he was driving overturned into a ditch, pinning him beneath it. The accident occurred on a county road about 2 miles southeast of Armstrong. Young Plath had hauled a wagonload of corn to the Plath home from the field where his father was picking and was returning to the field with the empty wagon when the accident occurred. Besides his parents, two sisters survive him. He was an Armstrong High School freshman. ' Hospital Buys New Equipment St. Ann hospital recently purchased two new pieces of equipment with the funds of the Ford Grant given to the hospital this year. A modern fracture table costing $1,285, an oxygen tent which cost $637,50, have been added to the facility of the hospital. The balance of the Ford Grant alloted to St. Ann hospital, will be given to the hospital in 1957. Smoke Damage An overheated pan manufactured plenty of smoke in the apartment of Mrs Edna Mitchell at 508 E. McGregor si. Friday t Winner of 19 Staid & National Award*, U50-1IM Includina General Excellence, low* PC«M Aw'a, and B»»t Advertising Award for 1SW

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