Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on November 21, 1966 · Page 1
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a The story of the man and wife who died south of Algona (On a sunny Sunday afternoon south of Algona, half of a fomttj/ of six from Fort Dodge was wiped out in a car-truck crash. Mother, father and oldest son all died from crash injuries. Orphaned now and still patients at St. Ann hospital are three younger children. Below is their story, a touching, heart-rending story of war, lot)*?, and a hostile world, seen through the eyes of man who never had a chance.-tt was printed in the Thursday issue of the Fort Dodge Messenger and is reprinted in its entirety.) <*! * *,* ,'. By GLEN HANSON "Children . . . they are young in mind and body . . . they bend . . . but a man ... ah yes, it is different when you transplant an old tree ..." Three children, who know they are alone in a world their father never believed in, will bend under the weight of tragedy. They and their mother and older brother were taken from the wreckage of the family's old car last Sunday afternoon, still alive. : i Peter Ciucyk, 40, was dead; and never knew what was left behind in the wreckage of his life. His first son, 12-year-old Roland, died father. 10 hours after his TWO DAYS later, gentle Berta, the wife who never lost faith in her husband, was dead. The Ciucyks' only legacy is three grieving children. There is nowhere they can turn -^- no favorite aunt, no loving grandmother. Werner, 10, Krista, 8, and Susie, 4, have only each other. But children are young in mind and they will bend, ihey have the strength to adjust that their father lacked. Now the society that Peter Ciucyk misunderstood and that misunderstood Peter, must prove its compassion. His children have the future, but Peter had only the past. It is different When you transplant an old tree. Peter Ciucyk was born near the Ukranian village of Balma- wate, in Turka province, on May S, 1926. Life was hard in that land of peasants ruled by Poland, and when war inarched across Europe, Peter Was caught in its wrath, . Germany was midway in the struggle to establish its authority in that section of the globe and the war machine was running short of fuel ... manpower. In 1943, when Peter was 17, he was one of thousands of young men who were taken from their homes and put to work in German factories and on German farms. He never went back home. He never saw his parents or his sister again. He never knew if they survived the terror. When the American soldiers approached and brought with them freedom, Peter began a new life. He worked in their kitchen, prepared their food, washed their dishes. He met Berta Staudinger, the pretty daughter of landless peasants in Passau, who would some day marry him in Corpus Christi Church in a small Iowa town, half a world away. America was every man's dream then a land of freedom, challenge and opportunity. It must have been a different Peter Ciucyk who accepted that challenge and opportunity in 1951, for the Peter Ciucyk who was buried today is remembered as a bitter man. HE SEEMED happy when, he came to Fort Dodge in 1952, after spending a few months in Detroit. And when he came he Coffee Break ... Sidelight on modern seience: Many • watch is waterproof till you take it swimming. . . . Now that Iowa's election is history I still wonder why our Iowa income tax was collected twice in one year. . . . Have we gloated too much over SUI's one-point victory over a weak tailender? How would SUI fare with ISU, a strong tail- ender? Ji A» J» Prize yokel of 1966: An Iowa high-schooler who confesses he squandered $20 to win a teddy-bear for his girl at the Fair. And does she realize she owes him a hand-knit sweater & two pairs of argyle socks? Plus maybe a stocking cap? # * # Iowa's stingiest millionaire has never bought • pair of,Bermuda shorts. He cuts off the legs •* worn pants & uses the extra cloth to patch the seat. And he wears 'em with real gusto, souvenirs of his cut-rate trip to Bermuda, " — wallflowers & snags mate!" There is a trend (it's excellent) for females to a»k m«le> for a dance. Recently a young matron called a man rude became he ducked a dance aiked by her, claiming he wasn't a feed enough dancer. She called him rude A later apologised A sent him flowers. So begins a new chivalry. * # # TO A WATERFOWL (Big Question!) Whither, midst falling dew, While glow the heavens with the latest steps of day, Far, though their rosy depths, dost thou pursue Thy solitary way? There's * a BRYANT Strawberry Point ' * # smalMown lew* brother-in-law (small town big- gie) who Hiinkf that every time hi yifjtf DM he mu»t lure hi* PM brother-in-law (big town smallie) to visit *t lea f t 39 bars, taverns, pubf, saloons, cafe* A joints. They're married to sifter*who it teems can do nothing about it except needle 'em lovingly. * # •* A young Iowa uncle recently took his $250 binoculars & his 3 small nephews out to observe an eclipse of the moon. They not only discovered a bushel of new planets, but also that a young deb down the block forgets to pull her window-shades when she makes herself lovely for bed. " — bull gets rough wtih taxpayer" Aided by the hootch-shows A belly-dancers on the Midway A by half-promises of near-nudity nearby, our great State's Fair almost set an attendance record. Well, how about bull-fights? We might go above 700,000! It isn't genteel, but then neither is the Midway. Bulls with blunt horns A matadors with rubber swords, eh? * # * In the 1930's I helped induce our 2 State Universities to play twice at football, after they quarreled about a spitball pitcher. Well, Prof. Evy hasn't favored such a game much, & has Oregon State scheduled into the year 2,000. But the Big Ten has lost its fuzz & glitter, & maybe Evy pould reconsider & revise. * * * . . . And there are nabobs who can afford Florida who prefer te winter in their all-year cot tage* at Okeboji or Clear Lake. . . . Good substitute for watching a dull football game on TV: Watch half ef it N take a 3-mile walk, , „ . I hear an Iowa high schooler ha* 29 shirt*. In winter my shirts are all short-sleeved, in cummer leng-*leeved. # # * ... If you like order better'n disorder, try out the famous thttry *f inconspicuous Stow •ft. . . Never honk it in out-of- town car, even if its 0et» c«ssy. ... I favor the whip over prison* or firing squadi. . . . There is n it lovingly. had only the clothes he wore. He made the trip with • friend who knew a family here, Peter and his friend got jobs at one of the gypsum mitts. . Peter had saved some money and borrowed some more from friends and sent for Berta, who had been left behind in Germany. They were married Oct., 4,1953. That was the year he got a new job in one of the city's major industrial plants. Peter experienced major difficulties in adjusting to the new way of life he found in America, • Seen through his eyes, Fort Dodge was the hostile city, her citizens thoughtlessly cruel, and the American Way of Life nothing but pressure, pressure, pressure. He had lost his home, his family, his country. He couldn't compromise any more. ,..., He was a displaced person, m the harshest sehse of the phrase. He never found a place in our society. The language escaped' him, the attituues of his co-workers confused him, and the customs were so strange. HE TOLD his friends he was teased and harassed at work. Lacking expertise in English, he couldn't fight back. He couldn't communicate his own anger, his own emotion.. r To those 'around him he was an arrogant man with a grudge against the world. They couldn't see through the wall he was building around himself. Year after year the pressure continued within him, chipping away at his confidence and forcing him to retreat, until there was no turning back. His attempt escape from reality brought him under the care of doctors at Cherokee's state hospital, once eight years ago, and again last year. Those who knew him best insist he never had a chance to adjust to this new World. He was not a strong man, and no one offered to guide the way. He might join his friends, and they were few, for a party and dance to songs of his native land. He more likely would work on his beloved car, tearing it Twin Rivers honor roll The first quarter honor roll! for the Twin Rivers high school] was announced this week and ill'; eluded among the 50 honored) were three straight "A" stiirj dents. " '•'• ••'•-. . - ..!; They were freshman Robert Olson and sophomores Alice Eastman and Chris Hoyt. Others on the honor roll by classes are as follows: Freshmen—Jeanne Pflibsert, Jacque Jacobson, Carmen Janssen, Cheryl Kissinger, Amy Wehrspann, Randy Funrmann, Calvin Haug, Jan Nelson, Diane ' '' Juniors — Kathy Jacobsony, Doug Logue, Nancy EisenbarthV Jan Bjordal, Jerry DeBoom, Linda Vosberg, Jeanette Evehson, Marlyce TohtpWns. /; Sophomores—Marlys Kamna, Jackie Kinne, JoEllen 'Meyer, Lorrie Wendt; Julie Ver Steeg, Becky Aure, Marsha Hacker, Richard Jenson, Elaine Sorlien, Oalvert Janssen, Valerie Manson, Ruth Olson. Russell Thompson, Betty Bradley, Roger Oppedahl, DanaVige. Seniors—David Hoyt, Geri Vedvik, Dennis Kissinger, Trudy Rossing, Richard Zeirnet, Sharon Joiner, Mary Melavin, Sandra Thul, Arlys Wehrspann, Moni Aure, Jim Collins, Carlene Hanson, Jack Knudson, Mary Lou Olson. EARLY FOOTBALL ENTRY DEADLINE Because many of the games in today's Football Guessing Contest are .to be played on Thursday, deadline for entries in this week's contest, the last of the season, is Wednesday at 5 p.m. - either postmarked or brought to the office. State Hi§t6i?iotU, Soeiety GardenWu^^tm^fT SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS at the Holiday Glitter Show put on by the Algona Garden Club Wednesday were, from left to right: Mrs. Wm. C. Dau Sr., Mrs. C. R.-McQuiston and Mrs. Harley Troutman Sr. The awards were judged,in three categories — wreaths, artistic arrangements, and table settings, respectively. '..'•'. • • Blue ribbon winners were Mesdames Elbert McVay, Herbert Hedlund, James Hinton, Perry Byam, Lyle Mathes, Wm. Dau Sr., Harley Troutman Sr., and C. R. McQuiston. Junior "division winners were Cindy Brandow, Mary and Susan McEvoy. Mrs. Clarence Anderson, Laurens, a nationally recognized authority, judged the exhibits. Phptp by Glenn's Studio. Sisters are much in with Algona Two sisters from,the Franciscan Sisters of OiaJOrosse, Wls., were in Algona Thursday and left "extremely impressed" With the community. , The sisters were investigating the possibility of taking over the operation of St. Ann hospital from the Sisters of Mercy, who are leaving Jan. 1. They will report back to their, superiors at? LaCrosse and a decision will be made shortly as to whether the order will come to Algona. A special luncheon was held at the Garrigan school at noon to acquaint the visiting Sisters with Algona and.;?.;few of its- bus, .„ „ wes» and professionar people. apart and putting it back togeth-' Over 65 local men and women attended, representing the various professions and civic organizations. Those giving remarks were Father Cecil Friedmann, superintendent of Garrigan jhigh school; Ted Chrischilles, president of the Algona Chamber of Commerce; Harry Greenberg, representing the Algona Industrial Development Commission, Or. Dean Koob, representing the Kossuth County Medical Association; and Luke Ldnnan, who gave a history of St. Ann hospital since its opening Oct. 2, 1949 Mayor William Finn, who was the main organizer of the meeting, served as Master of Ceremonies. Mrs. Jacobs, 69 of West Bead, dies West Bend —Funeral services for Mrs. Lloyd Jacobs, 69, of West Bend, were held Friday afternoon at the First Methodist church with Rev. Galen Peckham officiating. Burial was in the West Bend cemetery with the Schellhammer funeral home m charge of arrangements. Mrs. Jacobs died early last VOL. 66—NO. 91 8 PAGES — 1 SECTION Entered o§ tecono class matter D.C ,voa. of A'..na. Iowa. OOM,,»,CP un*. Act ot Congret, March B- MONDAY, NOV. 21, 1966 — ALGONA, IOWA — 1879 er. He was a shy, quiet man who never dared strike up a conversation and waited to be noticed. Remember, seen through Peter's eyes, Fort Dodge was not the "friendly city." In 1961 he took his family to Germany to visit his wife's lather and stepmother. But it wasn't a happy visit ... too many children in a cramped house disturbed the elder Staudingers. After returning to Fort Dodge, the retreat from reality continued, and he only could find security in his home with Berta and the children that had come to them. Berta was a good 'mother and in spite of Peter's occasional violent outbursts, she.never rebuked him giving him only love and encouragement. She taught the youngsters German, a language that was a part of Peter's life. Others were not so patient, nor so generous with their compassion. Peter wandered from job to job, convinced that no one was Ms friend and looked for excuses to quit. Usually he was fired before the had a chance to quit. Berta held jobs from time to time, trying to maintain Peter's tenuous grasp on hope for a better life. But she was a wife and mother first and last, not a breadwinner. That would have been too much for Peter. Now it was over. There is no more bitterness or anger. There is no more pressure. There is no more frustration. The old car he cared for so tenderly carried him to his death on a brilliant Sunday afternoon. (Happily, the three surviving Ciucyk children are not being forgotten. A trust fund is being established in their names at Fort Dodge and toys, .clothing and money have poured in for them in Algona. Anyone wishing to help these young people with gifts of money may do so by leaving whatever they wish at the Iowa State Bank in Algona, which is serving as a depository. Mrs. Jean Harris, president of the St. Ann hospital Auxiliary, has the sizes of all three children for those who would like to donate clothing. Wouldn't this be a wonderful way to help unfortunate children this Christmas season?) Barbershop event here on Dec. 1 The annual "Barbershop Ex- tranvaganza" will be held in Algona Thursday night, Dec. 1 in the Garrigan high school auditorium. Tickets are now on sale for the event at Wiltgen's, Zender's and Honsbruch's. They are $1.25 fo- idults and 75c for children. Performing will be the Algona >$jn Belt Chorus^ the River City ihorus, the Panics, & the 'Astro- Naughts, the latter three being visiting groups. Lorin Larson, 71, of LuVerne, dies Wednesday LuVerne — Lorin H. Larson, 71-year old LuVerne area farmer, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Lutheran hospital at Fort Dodge. Funeral services for Mr. Larson were held Saturday afternoon at the Algona Presbyterian church with Keith Strayer officiating. Burial was in the Union cemetery at Ottosen with the McCullough funeral home in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were Wilbert Ruhnke, Cecil Jolliffe, Kenneth Roney, Wayne Wickwire, Roy Telford and Ted Chris- chilles. Honorary pallbearers were Arthur and Ole Dimler and Roger Fox. Mr. Larson was born at Ottosen on Feb. 5, 1896, the son of Louis and Hattie Larson. Report of sales tax shows big yearly gain Substantial sales tax gains for the year ending June 30, 1966, over the year ending June 30, 1965, are shown in the newest tax commission report. Algona' jttntpeif'frbm' '$287,829 to $326,397 for the period and the county total went up from $525,622 to $575,985. How much these increases reflect the effects of inflation with higher prices on which the tax is figured, and how much is added business is a good question. The tax figures this year indicate some $16,000,000 business in Algona as compared with a bit under $15,000,000 for the year ending in June, 1965. Figures for Kossuth county follow: Year Ending June 30 1966 _ 326,397 39,615 14,322 11,610 Swea City __ 41,065 28,834 26,438 22,749 Under 500 _- 46,891 1,665 16,395 Algona Bancroft Burl. ....... LuVerne Swea Citj Titonka Wesley . ___ Whittemore Under 500 .. Non-Permit _ Rural .. - Year Ending June 30 1965 Sheakleys open new beauty salon The new Chaakleys Beauty Salon opened for business on Thursday of last week in new quarters in the former Read • Furniture building west of the courthouse. The shop is in one-half of the Hoenk build-. ing and is completely new . .throughout. .' •,'-"-.'.'•'•/' ^; •;•--.' • V Owner Charles Sheakley has seven operators employed at the present :timeT AH • new "•& • quipment including a new color process machine, all new dryers, contour chairs and piped-in music are among the highlights of the new business. Mr. Siieakiey will keep his other salon in operation in the Sheakley's store. A grand opening is planned soon. Oelrae Kemna will manage the new salon. Six damage cases filed in court Six damage cases were filed in. district court last weekend as the result of a crash December 11 297,829 near the intersection of No. 169 34,975 14,939 11,066 35,523 23,675 24,760 22,605 44,418 1,105 14,723 575,985 525,622 Figures i'or some nearby towns are: Tuesday, at the University Hos- He served in the Rainbow Di! vision in World War 1 and again illness. Her husband survives as well pital at Iowa City after a short as a daughter, Mrs. Catherine Scnultz of Algona and a son, Herman, Omaha. Mrs. Schultz was formerly a resident of Whittemore. New directors of Country Club Five new directors were elect ed to the Algona Country Club Board Wednesday night at the annual stockholders meeting They were Maynard Miller, Dean Taylor, Dr. Harold Erickson, Pat Montag,and Ted Herbst. Dick Cook, vice-president this year will succeed Chalmer Read as the 1967 Country Club president. College drama croup lives play here Students at Garrigan high school were visited Thursday (Nov. 17) by a Briar Cliff College drama group. They presented "The Lonesome Train," written by Millard Lampell. Algona Humboldt served his country in World War Britt 2. On Oct. 5, 1922, he was married to Florence Merritt. She survives as do five brothers and sisters: Roy, Sioux Rapids; George, Algona; Mabel, Garner Eagle Grove Clarion June 30 1966 . 326,397 _ 276,304 96,504 117,711 148,342 161,918 Emmetsburg 185,908 Spencer Iowa Falls West Bend - 565,037 453,946 329,589 311,328 371,075 54,265 322,828 49,564 Mrs. Clarence Calligan, Pocahon-! Storm Lake tas; Alma, Mrs. Eddie Weimer, j Eslherville Burlington; and Mrs. Agnes Wat-' Hamptoa new, Burlington. The only child, Donald, was killed in service during World War 2. , Mr. Larson operated a ..... „ hall in Algona for a number of sessor, was recently elected to years and also farmed in the Lu- the executive committee of the Verne-Irvington area for many stale association of assessors. and McGregor street. According to the petitions a car driven by Mrs. Corrine Miller and one driven by Virginia Dodds collided, and damages are asked for Howard Miller, Mrs. Miller and four Miller children. Mr. Miller was not in the car but asks $10,000 damages for loss of time of his wife and damage to the car. Mrs. Miller asks $25,000 damages. Mr. Miller as "next friend" of his children asks damages for each of the four — $10,000 for Jeffry and $5,000 each for David, Mike and Curtis. Frank SpillesJT of Whittemore, dies .„„ : Whittemore — Funeral servic- S2'S«9 ' es for Frank s l )illes > 77 of Whito™ OKO i tcmore - we re held Friday morn- onn'o™ in S at st - Michael's Catholic June 30 1965 297,829 241,066 90,060 105,476 137,205 150,541 174,571 529,068 NAMED TO COMMITTEE pool Leo Immerfall, Kossuth as- years. i He will serve during 1967. church here. He died last Tuesday at the Palo Alto Memorial hospital in Emmetsburg where he had been a patient for about a week. The Hyink funeral home of Whittemore was in charge of Council votes to buy loader by 4-2 margin •v-.Ajt a special meeting of; the Algona City Council, it was decided to purchase a new End Loader for the city by a vote of 4-2 by'the feOtfficilWednesday night. The council* passed a resolution to,purchase a'Case W-8 Dies- End Loader from the All en Wheel Drive Co. of Fort Dodge for the price of $7,450. The new unit lists at $1,597 and the old Michigan Loader was given a $10,147 trade-in allowance. Sheridan Cook opened the meeting by moving that all bids be rejected. The motion was seconded by Jim Andreason but was rejected with Cook and Ken.Pei- rce voting to reject all bids' and Stan Muckey, Andreasen, Joe Elbert and Howard Miller voting against the motion. It was then moved to pass the resolution with the same 4-2 vote passing the measure. This was the only business taken up by the council at the meeting. Hotel Algona is sold Wednesday Announcement was made to- day'of the purchase of the Hotel Algona by Charles McVay and Harold Keesee from the corporation which purchased the business in 1961 from a bankruptcy sale. McVay is one of the four owners of the corporation which sold the hotel. Others who are no longer connected with the business are Craig Smith, M. II. Honsbruch and Dick Post. Mr. Keesee will actively manage the firm, known as the Hotel Algona Corp. He lived in Algona from 1954 until 1956 and again in 1958 and 1959. More recently, he has been in California and Nevada. - DENTAL GROUP MEETS The Tri-County Dental Society met Wednesday at Charlie's Supper club with Dr. J. G. Clapsad- arrangemenls. A complete obit- i die president. The program was uary will appear in Thursday's given by Eldun Winkel on recent Advance. :changes in the malpractice laws. To grow a better tomato - that's their goal A new method of growing to- 18 on land purchased from the i veloped by Pan-American Hydro-advantages for their \uto-Gro matoes will be used by an Al- Directory Service Company. ponies of Dallas, Texas. , tomatos- uniformity of size and gonafirm next year. The Auto, According to a spokesman for! Only one firm in Iowa used! color,-controlled acidity of the Gro Gardens of Algona, a newly the firm, planting will begin in j this method, Auto-Gro of Cres- j fruit, and the ability to offer formed company, will begin construction shortly on a building to house an estimated 1,500 tomato plants. The firm plans to grow the tomatos under controlled conditions hydroponically. The build- mid-Januaiy, with the first crop expected by April 1st. The to- matos are grown in fiberglass beds, filled with antiseiptically cleaned gravel. The plants are automatically fed three times daily with a liquid plant food. ing will he erected on, Highway I The current process has been de- ton began production last spring. I vine ripened tomatos on a ye-ar However several other areas in j round basis. Present plans call the state are being started. Plans ! for marketing the tomatos only for construction in Dubuque, j through local food stores. Des Moines, Council Bluffs andj Auto-Gro Gardens of Algona Spencer in addition to Algona i was formed by Jerry ' have been announced. Russ Buchanan, Ron Tay The local firm listed several i Beecher Lane ajjc], George " ' '•' ' ;" ".'• ' : >".*Jl|E ' '

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