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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 18, 1956
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By Russ Waller • • • Ray Irons and his wife enjoy their TV — the same cannot always be said for the family cat. however. The other evening threat Was do/ing quietly while the- Irons watched a travel program filmed in Africa. At one stage in the program a closeup of a lion emitting a healthy growl came on the screen. At this juncture 'tin cat uwoke, took one look at the screen, and with arched back and spitting defiance backed out of range. Down at Clarinda one typesetter on the paper there made a mistake which might be something of a classic. Setting a lino about Attorney General Dayton Countryman, the operator sol the words "scouring the stale" with regard to Countryman and his special agents ... the only thing is he dropped the letter V in the word scouring an:l the .«tory went right on through that way. • • • We see things not as Ihey are. but often as we ai\>. • • » When you call up on the phone out at the Botsford Lumber Yard, and ask for "Tom" you'll better be specific ... there are three Toms. Tom McGraw, Tom Dailey and Tom Zittritseh. • * • MAIL BAG: From Shreveport, La. n clipping out of the New Orleans Times • Picayune with regard to Louis Kossuth, for whom Kossuth county was named, and whose name has popped up frequently in recent weeks in connection with the Hungarian revolt against Russian domination. We'll bet the clipping came from Joe W. Kelly, former resident and son of the late Mr and Mrs Joe Kelly, who is an optician at Shreveport. Anyway, it seems that Louis Kossuth paid a visit to New Orleans, arriving March 27, 1852 at the foot of Canal street. He was a guest of honor of the oily at thut time, and the article gives an interesting history of Kossuth. who spent considerable time in jail'as a result of his efforts to tree Hungary from Austrian" rule over a century ago. Kossuth 'was organized as a county in 1851, the year before Kossuth's visit to the United States, and nftcr Kossuth's efforts to return-home aile to Hungary resulted in the overthrow ot his. arch enemy, Mettermch, thr Au.stri;ih prime minister and dictator of his day. « * * Mason City's globe-circling editor, W. Earl Iksll. has been in New Zealand, and Im stories buck home include an account of r. visit to Ni-w Zealand, forwarded from ChrUtchureh in that country. The article reminds us very much of a talk we heard sometime ago by Alfred Schenck, who also visited New Zealand some years back, and must have covered about the sumo ground as the Mason City writer. • • • Note to lowans in California — The annual picnic of the Iow;i Ass'n of Southern California wil' IK- held Dec. 3.1, at Brooksidc Park, Pasadena, instead of in February a* usual, to accommodate you Rose Bowl travelers. (Thanks to Buddy Mason, Hollywood correspondent, for this tip). • * • Well. Colliers magazine is about to die, anil its subscription list has been acquired by one of the popular picture magazines. Unfortunately, some of us took Colliers because we wanted something to HKAD. • * * Doc Scanlan has it made! He has his Bowl tickets — he has two roonid in a private home in Pasadena, with breakfast for New's morning — he has anangiMiicnts \sith a Pui-aden:.- tavicab service to pick him up after breakfast and go! him to the parade, ,m,t u> nick him up af'or the narailo and .'<•..• t him tu tin- Howl -- then to pick him up after the g;iiiH> aiui fot Mm back to hi- privato q',' triers. Huw did he rlc if.' Frank Mather f.inner Al- nonn re-;t-iiir:int m:>n now in b'i--ine:-,s in Pasadena, i;rr:i!v_',ecl il alV • * * At the recent St. Ann hospita' Christnris narty for personnel part of the entertainment was provided bv the Rhvthm Band from St. CY -elia's Academy. Following the concert, one of the younger boys acnroached Sister Marv Ethelivdi!, hospital superintendent, and '.-xclaimeJ "Gee it's sure swell to come out to the hospital when you're not *ick and don't have to have a shot!" • » * * The Iowa "Smoke Eaier", official publication of Iowa's city and town firemen, in its December issue carried. three pictures of the big fire at Ottosen recently ... the pictures were all taken by the Upper Des Moines. • * » Famous Last Line —» I might be » little late getting home; we're having our of- lic« Christmas party. •ty Upper Be* ISTABUSHED 1863 Entered as weond class matter at the postofflce At Alton*, Iowa, Nov. I. 1933. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1878. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1956 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES VOL. 93 « NO. SI Charge Farmer Of Fraud At Sales UDM Christmas Edition The nexi issue of lh« Algona Upper Des Moines, the final one for 1956, will be in the hands of readers next Monday morning, Dee. 24. This issue will be our regular Christmas Greeting edition. Ads for this issue must be in the Upper Oes Moines not later than Friday, as well as all news copy and correspondence. Following the issue of Dec. 24, the Upper Des Moines becomes a Thursday publication for the year 1957 with the first publication in 1957 to be January 3. Correspondents please note the early press schedule for next week's paper. All correspondence and news must be in our office by Friday of this wcuk. Edith McGinnis Burial Today Funeral services for Mrs Percy E. McGinnis, 51. of Alponn, wore Ijekl today, Tuesday. Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. in the Methodist church. Rev. II. E. Whyte officiated and burial was in Riverview cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in.charge of arrangements. Mrs McGinnis died Saturday at St. Ann hospital of a heart ailment. She had been ill .for several months. Edith Isabel! Pierce, daughter of Charles Pierce and Anna Rose Mai-tin, was born Julv 28, 1005 at Somers. In. She wns married to Percy E. McGinnis Jan. 2, 1023 at Emmetsburg and moved hero in 1927, where they have resided since. She was an active mem-ni her of the Irvington club until her illness. Survivors include her husband, two daughters. Mrs Veryl D. Bi'.as, Lake Charles, La., nnrl Merry Carol, at home, two sons, Richard,' Algona, and Denver, San Jose, Cal., a granddaughter. r md fnir sisters. Thev are Mrs Alvin Bri'-gs, Algona; Mrs W;mita Moore, Pocahontas; Mrs John Carstensen, Wyoming, In.: and Mrs Herman Geis. Los Angeles, Cal. She was preceded in death by four children, all who died in 'nfaney'.'»,.'" '-, '"' ••• Pnllbearers at the funeral were A. E. Briggs, Albert Baas,'Herman Becker, Henry Schiok, Gilbert Ilargreavos and Vern Dailey Four Minor Crashes Here Four minor accidents were investigated in Algona during the past week. Most serious occurred Sunday afternoon at the corner of McGregor and Wooster streets, involving autos driven by Larry W. Leancap.h of Algona and Elmer Lawman of Laurens. Total damage was estimated at $400 by Police Chief Al Boekelman who investigated. Cars driven by Gary Bernau, West Bend, and Neil Colwell, Al- "ona. collided on south Phillips street Friday night, resulting in a tota'l of $125 damage. Policeman Albert Weishaar investigated. Boekelman investigated two mishaps Saturday. W. A. Foster, Algona, and Francis B. Gisch, Algona, collided on east Call street with total damage set at $75. George H. Hobbs, Algona, and Richard Ristau, Algona, collided later in the day with $75 damage estimated. 14 Extension Council Elected Results of elections in the 14 townships for representatives on the Extension Council were announced this week. The ejected members to serve two years are as follows. Buffalo twp—Clarence Brandt; Cresco, W. II. Bosworth; Fenton, Mrs Owen Berhow; German, Irvin L. Beenken; Greenwood, Gerald Angus; Hebron, Swen Larson; Ledyard, B. Hoeppner; Lotts Creek, Cecil Bjustrom. Plum Creek, Claude Seeley: Prairie, Herman Studer; Riverdale, Bernard Thilges; Sherman, William Goetsch: Swea, Mrs Ralph Walker; Wesley, Fred Asa. An organization meeting has been set for Jan. 3. The other 14 township representatives were holdover members of the county council. Mrs Dick Meyer Rites, Titonka Titonka — Funeral services for Mrs Dick Meyer, 75. was held Friday at 1:30 at the Ramsey Reformed church with Rev. Willian: Kroon officiating. Burial was in the P.amsey Reformed Cemetery with the Swan Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. , Mrs Dick Meyer, nee Telka Geerds, was bdrn'MarclrO, .1891. in Shannon, 111., the daughter of Mr and Mrs Daniel. Geerds. She came to Iowa in 1901 and on June 5 T>f that year was married to Dick Meyer of Titonka. To this union were bom three children, Ollie, Mrs George Henke of Blue Ei'ith, Minn.; Grace, Mrs Henry Ites, deceased: and Dan of Titonka. She died Dec. 11. She had been in failing health the past years. Besides her husbimd and children, she leaves three grandchildren and four great grandchildren and u host of relatives ana friends. Sentral Bonds Lose Again For the seventh consecutive lime, voters in the Sentral Community school district rejected a proposed bond issue to construct a new high school for Ihe area, last Saturday, The issue, for $450.000, was rejected by 486 voters, while 448 cast ballots in fav.or. The vote needs a 60% majority of those voting to pass. The Sentral district includes the school areas of Fenton, Lone Rock and Seneca. 5 Injured In Auto Mishaps Over Weekend Teenagers Hurt When Car Crashed Info Power Pole Five persons, including four Bancroft teenagers, were injured in a series of accidents around the county during the week. The injured included: Donald Nauman of Butt; Donald Lampe, Donald Schilti, Fred Eckhari and Kenneth Bergman, all of Bancroft. Nauman luckily escaped serious injury in a freak accident four miles northeast of A.lgonn Thursday afternoon. He and two hunting companions. Arnie Rick' iefs and Leo Sabin, both of Algona, were in Nauman's auto at the time of the mishap. The trio had been searching for a, flight of ducks and at the time the Nauman vehicle could not make it up a steep hill due to snow. Donald began backing down the hill and hod the door on the driver's side open for better vision, when the car hit i small ditch and overturned. According .to reports, the auto in some fashion rolled over on his hc,':d. He fortunately received only a concussion and cuts and was released from St. Ann hospital Sunday. Ricklefs ran about a mile to a farm house after the accident and called an ambulance and Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and Patrolman Dale McBride to the scene. Nauman was rushed to the hospital and treated immediately. The top of the car was smashed. The four Bancroft youths were injured al 9 p.m.. ^Wednesday,, when -a car driven' by 'Edwin Krapp, also of Bancroft, went out of control on highway 250, north of Lnkola and crashed into a power line pole. The road wns 50 pel-cent snow-pacRed ai tne time. Krapp was issued a ticket for failing to have control of the vehicle by the investigating officer, Darold Stinman of the highway patrol. Young Bergman was the most seriously injured of the group. He was taken to Lutheran hospital at Fort Dodge where he underwent surgery on his upper jaw the following day. He lost several teeth, received'two gashe? on the knee and suffered chest injuries and bruises. Lampe got a bumo on the head, Schiltx burns on the face and cuts on the arms and Eckhart was treated at St. Ann hospital here for a cut on the forehead, a slight concussion and bruises. The driver was uninjured. Another crash occurred Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Cars, driven by James W. Johnson of Spencer and Arthur Ziemann of Fairmont. Minn, collided 2 1 *, miles north of Bancroft on highway 1G9. Johnson was attempting to pass a snowplow when his vehicle met the Ziemann car. Total clarna:;e was estimated at $350 bv Stinman who investigated. Johnson svas given a ticket for passing when a car was in the other Inno. A Nice Bag By Local Hunters Si Four sportsmen from this area, Clyde Priebe, Earl Zeigler, Bob Black, all farmers living near Algona, and Dutch Leek, auctioneer from Wesley, realized a real hunting thrill during a short ajid snappy trip into Wyoming last week. Proof of the pudding is in the picture above. Beside the eight white-tail deer brought back oy the quartet of deadeyes, Priebe is shown at the left and Black and Zeigler at the right. Leek was missing when the picture was snapped. Each man got two deer. They piled in Leek's car Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m., drove G63 miles to Beulah, Wyoming, got their deer and were back in Algona Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 a.m. and that's hunting with the emphasis on speed. Beulah is located just across the South Dakota-Wyoming state line, in the foothills of the Black Hills, Two guides were employed by the group, a necessity due to Wyoming hunting laws, for in that area every two hunters must have a licensed guide. After arriving in Wyoming, the foursome spent the first day looking for nothing but big buck deer, but decided they had better shoot anything legal that came into line with their sights, or come back empty handed. Of the eight deer shot, Leek got a 21- ppint buck and a doe, Priebe an eight-point buck and a doa, and Black and Ziegler two does apiece. The does will .average about 125 pounds when dressed, while the bucks will run about .140 pounds. The does include one yearling and five two or three year olds, which should guarantee plenty of good tender eating for the hunters and their fami- lies for some time. Priebe, Black and Ziegler claim that when Leek got his big buck he approached the animal and talked to it in disbelief. Of course Leek wasn't present during the interview, so couldn't defend himself. He undoubtedly would base his defense on the fact he got ail enormous thrill out of dropping the animal. The boys were a trifle exhausted when they arrived home, as they slept just one night during ,the trip, They couldn't resist the temptation of trying for deer when they heard the regular one- month deer season in Wyoming, which ran from Nov. 1 to Dec. 1, had been extended for 16 days and the limit raised from one to two animals. For identification purposes, the two deer in the photo with antlers are the bucks. (Upper Des Moines Newsfoto-Engraving) Churches Announce Xmas \ Programs and Schedules Honored, 25 Years Service At Wesley Mrs L. L. Lease, who has been bookkeeper for the Wesley Farmer's Cooperative Society for the past 25 years, was honored by that organization at a banquet held in the Johnson House at Algona Monday night, Dec. 10. The honoree received a beautiful silver service, which is shown in front of her in the above photo. Others pictured, besides Mrs Lease, are directors and officers of the Society. They are, left to right, front row: Herman Bode, secretary; Frank Bleich, elevator manager; H. J. Arndorfer. president; Ed Otis, vice president; and Vic Loeblg. Back row, left to right, are Gaylen Vitjthmn. Lester Larson. Joe Skow, Forrest Rasmussen, George Seaberg and Joe Johnson, lumber department manager. Mrs Lease has be«n bookkeeper for the firm since Jan. 2, 1931. All officers, board members, employees and their wives or girl friends were present at the honor banquet. (Upper Des Moines Flashfoto-Engraving). Complete plans for the coming weekend, including Christmas day. were announced by Al- gcna's churches ihis week. Many of the local churches have already presented Christ nv.\s programs and special music, but others have special events on the agenda this weekend. The schedule follows: First Lutheran — O. Leonard Nelson, pastor — Sunday, 11 a.m., Christmas sermon; Monday, 11 p.m., Christmas Eve service featuring special music by Mr and Mrs Dei Carver and a sermon entitled "Prince of Peace". Congregational — G. G. Hallauer, pastor — Sunday. 11 a.m., morning worship service, choir to present a Christmas cantata. Methodist — H. E. Whyte, pastor — Sunday, 10:45 a.m., worship service, choir' to present special music; intermediate group singing carols in the evening; Monday, 9 p.m., special candlelight Communion service. Nazarene — Cloyd Bishop, pastor —• Sunday, 11 a.m., sermon, 7:30 D.m.. Evangelistic service? and Christmas progiam. Presbyterian — M. H. Brower, pastor -— Sundav. 10:30 a.m., Sunday school program featuring various departments. St. Cecelia's — Msgr. P. P. C!e:iren. pastor, Fr. Dale Koster, assistant -- Monday, midnight. Solemn Hi.:_'n Mass preceded by procession to the crib, high school choir; Christmas Day, masses ar G, 7, 8, 9 and high mass at 10 a.mj Trinity Lutheran — L. H Loesch, pastor— Sunday, 10 a.m., church service; Monday, 7 p.m., Christinas eve service, children: Christmas Day, 10 a.m., Christmas Festival service. Regular Baptist — Johnnie M. Kain, pastor — Sunday, 11 a.m., morning service, 7:30 p.m., Christmas program. St. Thomas Episcopal — Kent H. Pinneo. pastor — Sunrlav. 11 a.n... regular morning worship, followed by potluck dinner, children's program and exchange of gifts for children: Monday, 11 R m., Chris'mas Mass, Ce.!ebr,mt Rev. Rov E. LeMoine. Moose lodge To Give Free Movie The Algona Moose Lodge will present its nnnual free Christmas movie for youngsters of all anes (and adults too) next Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. The feature attraction is Abbott and Costello in "Buck Privates," plut four color cartoons. No tickets are necessary, and the Moose Lodge extends a cordial invitation to all. Just come and enjoy the show. Ernest Larson Died Monday At Swea City Swea City — Ernest Larson, 76, a long-time resident of this area died at his home at (J:45 p.m. Monday of a heart condition. Mi- Larson had been an invalid for 2'-j years. Born, in Sweden May 25, 18BO, Mr Larson came to this country when a small child and farmed north of Swea Citv for many years prior to his retirement ten years ago when the Larsons moved to town. He is survived by his wife, a son, Clyde, and daughter Margaret (Mrs Ronald Johnson), Swea City, and three grandchildren. Funer;-! services for Mr Larson will be held Thursday at 1:30 at Mie Curtis Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. in the Full Gosnel Taber- rar-le. Rev. David Frank will officiate and burial will be in the Harrison township cemetery. Six nephews will servo as pall- hearers. They are Vern and Melvin Chalstrorn, Earnest Larson, Chester, Lloyd and Leroy Trigsjs. P. O. Will Close Christmas Day The Algona Post Office will be closed all clay Christinas, Dec. 25. There will be no mail distributed at all to the post office boxes. The only mail to be delivered will be special deliveries. All out-going mail will be dispatched as usual. The lobby will be open from eight a.m. to seven-thirty p.m. The parcel post window will be open to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 22. On Jan. 1, New Year's Day the lobby will be open from eight a.m. to seven-thirty p.m. There will be no deliveries of any sort but all mail will be worked and dispatched as usual. Early Druggist At LuVerne Dies LuVerne — Word was received Wednesday of the death of an early resident here Melvin Godfrey. 77, of Chapin, Iowa. Mr Godfrey died Tuesday evening, Dec. 11, in a Hampton hospital after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held at :'. p in. Saturday. Dec. 15 in the Chapin Methodist church. Surviving are his wife Amy and two sons, Clinton, Santa Monica, Cal.. .mr) Donald of Charles City, arid three grandchildren. Melvin Godfrey, son of Mr and Mrs Stafford Godfrey, was born on a faiiM five miles east of Lu- Verne When one year of age he moved with his parents into town of I,uVerne where he grew to manhood. After receiving his education in high school and in a school of pharmacy, he was the owner of a drug store in LuVerne which he then sold to the late W. H. Woito. now the LuVerne Pharmacy fifty years ago he purchased a drug store in Chapin and has since lived there. Rites Monday For Life-Long Resident Here Services for George M. Bon- schoter. 83, life-long resident of this area, were hold Monday at 2 p.m. in the St. Thomas Episcopal church here. Rev. Robert HoHz- hammer officiated and burial was in Riverview cemetery. Mc- C'jlIour'Ks Funeral Chr.pel was in fharpe of arrangements. Mr Benschoter died at his home here at 3 p.m. Saturday following a stroke. George Melvin, son of Mr r>nd Mrs Gr;int Bensrhoter. w;is born in Al«ona Nov. 27, 1373. When a younsf iiKin he began farming northeast of Al?ona and remained in that occupation until moving into town !3 years UKO. He was marrit-d in 1899 to Laura Gilbert, who with four sons, survives The sons ar<-- Hollis. Clifton and Arthur, all of Algona, pnd Gilbert of Faulkner, la. A sister, Edna Johnson. Redwood Frills. Minn.. fnH seven grandchildren also survive. ; Injured Youth To Iowa City LuVerne — Darrell Fett, 15 year old son of Mr and Mrs Forest F. Fett, injured in a car mis- ha-p, when his brother Richard Dean Fett was killed Sunday, D«a 2, "was taken Friday from St. Ann hospital to the State University Hospital at Iowa City. Fenton Man In Trouble With Two Counties $1,300 In O.M.V.I. Fines Levied In District Court A Fenton farmer, Wayne Barr, was arraigned in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court here Thursday on a charge of obtaining property on false pretenses. He was also charged with a similar offense in Humboldt county. He waived preliminary hearing, bond was set at $1,000 and furnished and Barr was bound over to the district court. The case may come up later this term, according to County Attorney L. W. Nitchals. According to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who arrested Barr Thursday noon and got' a statement later the same day, the accused is charged with going to farm sales in this area and purchasing machinery under an assumed name, usually that of Wayne Brown. In some cases during the past five years, names of other farmers in this area have been • used at sales, and the persons whose names were used, have been billed for the goods, which were delivered at the time of sale. In other words, they were not settled for at the time of.the purchase. Location of a piece of machinery at his farm,, which it la charged was purchased by Barr under another name at a sale in this area some time ago, led to his arrest. It is understood by local authorities that Barr may have been involved in cases in Pocahontas and Palo Alto counties, but officials there have not' stepped in as yet. Humboldt County Charge Sheriff Bradley of Hunrtboldt county took, Barr to 'Humboldt Friday and charges-, were ..filed ,'•• t-V.n.rfr^'-Jo.iriU'tt* •"ttiKat '.'II.*!j.4W» il»J. 1 '-'•.''. week-end. Bond was set at $6.000 and was furnished. Purchase of tw6 cattle Is in* volved at Humboldt. Barr allegedly bought the animals and wrote a. check for the sale, signing the' name of E. H. Ohm ot Fenton, Investigation in the various cases around this four county area has been going on for several years, but the location of the machinery on Barr's farm at Fenton furnished the clue leading to his arrest Two Take Jail Terms Fines totaling $1,300 were levied in Kossuth district court last weekend. Two of the three defendants, unable at the time to pay their ' fines, were confined in the Kossuth county jail. Louie E. Stevens, Emmetsburg, was fined $300 and costs Saturday on a charge of OMVI. He wns arrested early that morning by State Highway Patrolman Dale McBride, and bound over earlier in the court of Mayor C, C. Shierk. Friday, Hubert B. Kerr, Algona, entered a plea of guilty to a second charge of OMVI, and was fined $500. He was arrested earlier in the morning by City Policeman Pete Jorgensen. Stevens and Kerr had not paid their fines, and may remain in jail at the rate of $5 per day until the sentence is worked out. Monday, John Fisher of West Bend entered a plea of guilty to an OMVI charge, his second offense, and was fined $500 and costs. The charge was filed by State Highway Patrolman Darold Stinman, Dec. 8. Judge G. W. Stillman heurd all of the cases. John C. Strohman, Algona, charged with breaking and entering, was also in the county jail, pending developments in the case. Details were published in this paper last week, • New Civil Cases Two new civil cases were also filed in district court. In one case Margaret Lynch and Patrick Lynch are plaintiffs and Joseph Lynch Jr. is defendant, in an equity matter pertaining to a division of farm property. IQ the second case, Margaret Lynch is plaintiff and Joseph Lynch Jr. is defendant in another civil action arising over the question of vacating and settling a lease matter on a farm west of Bancroft. The defendant is not the Joseph Lynch Jr. who is an Algona ati torney. Algona Stores Open Nights Algona's store* will be open every evening this week as s convenience to Christmas shoppers who still b*ve someone to find * sdlt far. Stores here will «ta» M «B*» Monday, but will cloM *" ij^u»l flmjfr MfouiiiMr for Chxiatoaw ~

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