AIN STEM IY JULIAN CHRISCHILLII InnM ^^^^N^V mg^ VUNV HHflVv "HddUfSIIVl MlftCHANtl ADVMTlSt IN YHI MOOR«SIV6 NEWSPAPER - tHI KOSSUTM COUNTY Entered os second class wdttef, Dec, 1, 1908, at Algona, Iowa, postofficc under Act of Conoress Match 8. 1879 VOL. M—NO. l< MONDAY, MARCH 1, IMS — AL60NA, IOWA - I PASES PLUS SUPPLEMENT ai 3o ° iefcy n ^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ALL DAYS NOT AS MIGHT Over 1,000 people toured the magnificent facilities of the Weidenhoff plant here last week but just a few years ago, things were not quite as bright. The Joseph Weidenhoff, Inc. of Chicago leased the building and grounds of the hemp plant in 1947, shortly after the war, At that time, the com' pany's highest employment in Chicago was only 150 (far short of the present Algona employment), Location in Algona came quite by accident since the company attempted to lease the hemp plants at both firitt and Mason City before coming here. After a slow start, the company landed several government contracts in 1950 but by the end of 1953, dark days had descended on the local plant. At the year end audit, only NINE PERSONS WERE EMPLOYED IN THE OFFICE AND PLANT COMBINED. Bowser, Inc., the owners, decided to close the Algona plant and plans were made to do so on June 1, 1956. And the plant probably would have closed here if it hadn't been a quirk of fate. At the same time, the Snap-On Tools, present owners, were looking for a company in the automotive test equipment line. It so happened that the same auditing firm handled both the Snap-On and Bowser firms. The firm kneW of both situations and within two weeks, the sale was finalized and Weidenhoff has been progressing ever since. Size has been expanded from 42,500 sq. ft. to the present 116,000. From the low-point of employment of nine in 1953, the company now employs 235 persons including a night force of 50 persons working five nights a week. Future growth will be gradual but steady. But by golly, this is a nice company to have around! THE ARSONIST caught at Minneapolis a week or so •go cost tho local Druggist Mutual Insurance firm a $50,000 check ... one of the buildings burned was a bar and grill near the University and a drug store, insured by the local firm, adjoined the bar and girll. They had a common basement and both went up in smoke. CRAIG LEWIS, Emmetsburg's fine junior (No. 51), showed district tournament fans why he broke the 10-year old school scoring record owned by Jim Truelson by hitting 43 points a couple of nights before he meshed 25 here in tournament action. His father is a patrolman stationed at Emmetsburg but shortly is being transferred to Mt. Pleasant. Why don't nice things like that happen to me, queried coach Howie Stephenson of the Bulldogs. And did anyone notice the startling resemblence of Emmetsburg's Roger McMillen to Jerry Beamish, who played quite a little basketball and football for AHS a decade or more ago? SOME FEW WEEKS ago a good friend told us of an unusual circumstance. Seems he knew a farmer near Britt who befriended the wife^of the late Nat"King" Cole by helping change a tire when she had a flat tire near his home enroute to Rochester, Minn, to visit her sick husband . . . in gratitude, she sent the family a colored TV set. We never got ardund to checking out the story but Gordon Gammack of the Des Moines Register now reports a similar story has also been reported from Mason City and also Holstein, Iowa. I think the main reason we never checked the original story was that we were sure Cole was hospitalized in California, which he was. I doubt if he ever was at Rochester, and if so, he was there a very short time. THE LEGEND of Nat "King" Cole will live on in the hearts of many of us who danced and listened to his songs for a quarter of • century . . . bleaters and belters have come and gone but Nat stayed right up at the top ... on the day following his death, Capitol Records was swamped with more than a million orders . . . Chuck Hihken of the total Harrison store reported he had four orders for albums the day Cole died. "DOC" ERICKSON of Algona is an ardent singer in the Barbershoppers and had anxiously looked forward to seeing the International Champion quartet at the Minneapolis "Parade" with his wife and the Don Gants ... he had purchased the tickets a long time ahead and showed them to Don when Don paid for his two, but kept them in his possession. So the weekend arrived earlier this month and the couples left Saturday morning for a carefree two days . . . they stopped for lunch at Mankato and "Doc" brought out the tickets again w,nen someone inquired what time the concert started. And that night "Doc" made sure everyone got ready to go early and when he found a choice parking spot in the auditorium lot, he smiled happily, "See, we got here a half hour early and look at the good parking place we got!" . . . but when the couples got to the auditorium entrance, they found the lights out and all the doors locked up tight . . . they found a streetlight, brought out the tickets for the third time and found THE CONCERT WAS EXACTLY one week later. This was the most serious catastrophe of the weekend, of course, but minor ones followed until it was almost like a comedy of errors , , ,i,e,, the couples got in line to see "My Fair Lady" and after standing in 10 below zero weather for 40 minutes, found they had been in the "reservation line all along and the tickets for that night's performance were sold out, And the next morning they went to church and they picked out the longest service in the Twin Cities — over 1V4 hours and Communiwi was just starting , , . and they went to eat at a Pancake House and got the wrong address. Of course, "Poc", was blamed for all of these inconveniences but as the weekend ended, he suggested they stop to eat at Michael's in Minfcito on the way home ... so they stopped and when the waitress brought the menus, they asked for four beers before the foo4 wn brought , - - "I'm sorry, she said, "we do not serve beer on Sunday!" (P.s. OUT story ended happily. The Ericksons went to Minneapolis the f oUQwing weekend to see the Barbershoppers with the Bemie Coopers »nd since Beanie has not reported anything manning $4 8 hQy$ story, we presume rt was quiet and uneventful weekend). Charged in farm sale theft Post office work 6 months behind The date for the moving of the post office into the new building on Minnesota street is still a question mark — six months after the scheduled completion date last fall. The Utt Electric will finish their work this week as will Art Kuecker, who handled the roofing. There will be a certain amount of cleaning up to do after that. It is believed now the moving will be held sometime in March. The engineer was here last week, hoping to make final inspection and will not return for three or four more weeks. It is not known if the move will take place before or after his return. When moving time comes, it will be done over a weekend, probably starting Saturday after the carriers leave the post- office on their routes and will be completed on Sunday. truck collision one-half THE SWIMMING COACH grouped hi$ iqy*d him ft the cejiclusjsn of • fftftn in which i his. team did not win • mat?h , , , "Will tetyi/ 1 M *«id fi "it Ittit no tut drownedl" Has surgery after crash south of town A 41-year old Algona man, Thomas F. Putney, underwent surgery at St. Ann hospital on Thursday after a car-truck accident at the bridge just one- half mile south of Algona about midnight Wednesday. Putney was taken to the police station after the accident and after a series 'of tests there by policemen, he passed out. An ambulance was called as well as a doctor and he was rushed to St. Ann hospital. He was reported in fair condition from surgery of the spleen. Two passengers in the car he was driving escaped without injury. Putney underwent a second spleen operation Friday and his doctor reported him still in fair condition Saturday morning. A car driven by Putney and a semi-trailer truck collided at he bridge at the bottom of the lill south of town. According to patrolman Charles Bird, the accident occurred about 11:55 p.m. Wednesday. Putney's car, a 1960 model, came across the center line and itruck the truck on the bridge. The car was a total loss but the truck had about $100 in damage. The truck speed was estimated at 35 miles per hour. It was driven by Larry Kirschbaum, 26 of Des Moines, and owned by Howard Sober, Inc., Lansing, Mich. Putney was taken to St. Ann hospital for treatment and surg- ary was performed Thursday afternoon. Charges of OMVI were filed against Putney by the investi- was in its owi gating patrolman Bird. Because *° authorities. of his condition, no hearing has been set. BIRD CHECKED two other accidents on Saturday, Feb. 6. $250 Cars driven by Steven D. Keis- loss. ter, 18 of Elmore, Minn., and Robert A. Green, 19, of Ledyard, collided one mile south of Elmore, Minn, on highway 169 that day. According to Bird, Green pulled onto the highway from a blacktop and his machine was truck by the Keister car. Both machines, 1958 model cars, were otal losses. Charges of failing to top at a highway sign were lied against Green. The second crash occurred early Feb. 6 four miles east of Algona on highway 18. A Bancroft man, 28-year old Arthur J, Doyle, suffered a cut on the bridge of his nose when his machine was struck from behind by a car driven by Cari Beck, Cylinder. The Doyle car had $100 in damage and the Beck machine $300 in estimated damage. Doyle was slowed down awaiting a truck to make a left turn m front of him. Cari Beck was charged with driving at an ex- :essive speed for the road conditions at the time. Former Al(o*a boy ««t at WaltriM Robert Weber, 18, son of the Harold Webers, Cedar Falls, died Monday in a Waterloo hospital and was buried Thursday in a Cedar Falls cemetery. Many people will remember Mr Weber as he was yoc§l instructor in the local high school from 1949 to 1953. Robert was a victim of muscular dystrophy. He is survived by his parents and three brothers, pougl§s, Fre<J and Richard. $400 in tools stolen at Fenton A total of MOO in tools and equipment were taken from •the Harold Dreyer garage on the farm located IVa miles southeast of Fenton Monday night. The loss was reported to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst. 'Among articles taken were a number of tools and a Knip- co heater. Dreyer said he locked the garage every night but forgot to Monday. He lives in town since the' farm house was burned to the ground 'sev- | era! years ago. He discovered the loss when he went to do chores Tuesday morning. Clear Lake man injured near Lakota A Clear Lake man was taken to the Buffalo Center hospital Wednesday following a tahnsongets three fines of '500 each Dr. Bahne K. Bahnson, Burt steopathic physician, Thursday vas fined $500 each on three harges of selling misbranded drugs. The charges were filed is the result of evidence taken >y state and federal agents. Indictments on three charges >f sale of misbranded drugs were based on three alleged ales. The indictments were >rought by a grand jury Dec. 11 ast year, based on the three alleged sales on Feb. 7 and 21 and March 6 all 1 in 1964. Agents working on the case ricluded Jerry J. Kramer, a fed- car- mile west of Lakota on highway, He was James Winders, 34, wh suffered a dislocated hip, se* verc lacerations and head bruises and contusions. •'•' He was driving east on highway 9 in a Falcon owned by the Hewitt Wholesale Co. of Mason City and collided with a, semi- truck driven by Thomas Dean 26 of Savage, Minn, The truck was owned by Eldon Malenke of Savage and was loaded with grain and headed for Humboldt Patrolman Tom Cogdall investigated. Apparently Dean thought the car was in his lane and he pulled to the extreme left shortly before the collision Skid marks indicated the car was in its own lane, according > authorities. The car hit the truck on the right side, where the tractor is attached to the trailer. Damage to the truck was estimated a $250 and the car was a tota "Spanking case" continued again The "spanking case" from the Grant township school was continued again last Saturday, until Saturday, March 13 in Justice Delia Welter's court. The case has been continued several times for var- ous reasons. A jury trial has been requested. Sentenced to five years on theft charge Robert L. Dye, transient for- St. Ansgar man held on theft three years ago Larceny of three pieces ol farm machinery at a farm auction over three years ago in the far northeast corner of Kos- iutli county was cleared up last vvcck by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst with the arrest of a 44-year old St. Ansgar farmer. Earl Leslie Peterson, the St. Ansgar farmer, is out on $1,000 bond from Hancock county and pfiOO bond from Cerro Gordo county on larceny charges. Sheriff Lindhorst said charges are pending here. The incident dates back to Jan. 3, 1962 at a farm sale on the John Murra farm, near Buffalo Center but inside Kossuth county. Peterson allegedly pur- was S e n ,en, chased three items an end MIIU. J.*.OA\S1U MS, .UWCl^/j a tJldl-t I agent. Testimony was that both, ed to five years at Fort Madison on a plea of guilty to a charge of stealing a station wag- Dean, who was not ihjured was charged with having n< chauffeur's license and failing t move to the right when meeting a car. Vocations night (tore on March 17 College and Vocations night will be held in the Algona high school, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. The other high schools in the county have also been invited. The guidance department would like to urge the parents to accompany their students. Approximately 35 (4 year) College Admission Counselors will be here; also 5 junior colleges, 5 business schools, 3 nursing schools, 3 beauty schools, 2 trade schools and the armed services will be represented. Kathryn Sorensen and James Andersen, guidance counselors, are in charge of the arrangements. Concert is postponed until March 14 The Kossuth Community Con-1 cert to be given Tuesday eve-! ning by Nina Dova has been^ postponed until Sunday, March! 14, 3 p.m. in the high school, auditorium. The soloist was tak-. en ill according to word received from N§w York. IUU IN CALIFORNIA Mrs Ed (Genevieve) Genrieh; is hospitalized with pulmonary embolism and is under oxyge n four times daily. She will be I flat on her back for a long time.. norphine and seconal tablets had been sold, but the bottles were mislabeled, and this was ;he base of the three charges. Dr. Bahnson pleaded guilty to all three indictments. Services for George Cink on Saturday Geor.ge Cink, 84, retired farmer from Wesley, died Wednesday in St. Ann hospital. A solemn requiem high mass was celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic church. Celebrant was Fr. R. W. Phillips; deacon, Fr. Nicholas Ruba; sub-deacon, Fr. H. V. Weimer; master of ceremonies, Fr. Edward Mason. Mr. Cink was born in Sanders County, Neb, April 23, 1880, son of Joseph and Mary Fencil Cink. He married Anna Ciha in Cleveland, O., October 16, 1906. Surviving besides his wife are two sons and two daughters: Martha, Mrs, Anthony Grandgenett, Algona; Ed, Woden; Hel en, Mrs. Louis Wingert, Buffalo Center; Louis, Wesley. There are 24 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother Frank, Algona. Three brothers and a sister are dead. Burial was in St. Joseph's cemetery with Hamilton's in charge. Pallbearers were six grandsons: Charles Wingert, Duane Gink, David Cink, Larry rrandgenett, LeRoy Grandgenett and Harold Grandgenett. TO CONVENTION Brail Wright left Sunday for Ottumwa to attend a four-day confab of Graham managers. on. According to testimony Melvin I Baas, Bode, parked his station wagon in the lot behind Ron and fack's grocery store at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 8. When he came back for t at 7:15 p.m. the wagon had disappeared. That same evening testimony placed Dye at a Bancroft tavern ,vhere he bought some beer. Later Albert and Richard Kahler, living near Bancroft, discovered the station wagon stuck in a snowbank, with Dye in it. The Kahlers went back to their farm with Dye to get a tractor to pull the car out, and when they got back Patrolman Bird had checked the car against a stolen car radio report and lie placed Dye under arrest. Merit tests dated for 60 here Sixty juniors of Algona High have signed to take the National Merit test to be given Saturday, March 13 in the senior study hall. The National Merit Scholarship Program is conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, an independent, non-profit organization established in 1955. The program combines a nationwide search for talented youth with a number of services designed to increase financial assistance for able students in attending college of their choice. It seeks to encourage all students to perform to the maximum of their abilities and to help them obtain a better understanding of their own educational development, as an aid in making educational and vocational plans. gate seeder, heat houscr am brooder stove — under the namt of James Arthur Larson. THE ITEMS totaled about $200 in cost. He allegedly loaded the items in a truck and drove off. Lindhorst had a description of the truck and of Peterson but could not locate him. And then last week, the Sheriff of Hancock county picked up Peterson at his St. Ansgar farm and he was jailed at Northwood. Similar charges of larceny were filed in Cerro Gordo county. Last Wednesday, Lindhorst went to the Peterson farm near St. Ansgar with s John and Don Murra and the two Buffalo Center men identified all three pieces of equipment on the farm. Three other sheriffs and a member of the State Bureau of Investigation were also there. Peterson is charged with buying items at at least three other farm sales and driving off without paying for them. Lindhorst said he had a great deal of machinery at'the farm as well as a large amount of power tools P,eterson is married and the couple have five children. C. 0. McClellan dies Tuesday at LuVerne TO BE HONORED Algona — Lt. Col. Warren C. Nelson, Algona, will be among retired officers and warrant officers of the Iowa National Guard to be honored at a recognition dinner Saturday night in Des Moines. He was commander of the First howitzer batallion 194th artillery at Humboldt. His wife will attend the 8 p.m. banquet with him at the Hotel Fort Des Moines. STEER DISAPPEARS Fenton — A steer owned by lldon Brown, who farms about live miles north of Tiere along lighway 44, disappeared sometime between Feb. 5 and 15th and the loss was reported to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst last veek. Too much fuel slows return from Brazil Three Kossuth county men returned home Thursday after spending three weeks in five South American countries. They were Kyle Keith and Gerald Frankl, both of Algona, and Roger Unde, Swea City. Their return home was delayed a number of hours because of a fueling problem. Their airplane at Rio de Janiero was fueled and ready to go when word was received that bad weather in the New York area, their destination, would cancel landing there. So it was decided to fly to Miami but because of the short distance, it would be impossible to land the airplane with a near full load of fuel. But after trying for three hours to drain fuel from the tank, this effort was discontinued and it was decided that the plane would fly TOWARDS New York and if weather was still bad, it would double back to Miami and by that time enough fuel would have been used to allow a landing. But luckily, the weather had cleared at New York City and the plane landed there and the men arrived home the same day they were scheduled to, although an article-in the Des Moines Register Thursday morning •reported their return would be delayed. LuVerne — Clinton 0. McClellan, 76, died at his LuVerne home suddenly last Tuesday night of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services for him were held Friday afternoon at the Methodist church in LuVerne with the Rev Worthie Usher officiating. Burial was in the Lu- Verne cemetery with Blake's in charge of arrangements. Mr McClellan was born in Algona and married in 1913 10 Clara Genrieh at Emmetsburg. He lived in the LuVerne area most of his life. The couple retired to town in 1954 after farming for many years. His wife survives as well as four sons: Donald, Detroit, Mich.; Glen, Des Moines; Howard, San Diego, Calif; and Ger aid, LuVerne. Five daughters also survive: Mrs Lyle Powell, Madelia, Minn.; Mrs Harold Meyer, LuVerne; Mrs Leonard Wilson, Livermore; Mrs Gerald Wcller, Dayton, Ohio; and Mrs Eldon Marty, Oxford, Nebr. There arc 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also surviving. Snow packed paving causes car crash Cars driven by Hazel J. Prieskorn and Bernnie A. Taylor, Burt, collided Thursday at 2 p.m. at the corner of Elm and Garfield streets. Mrs. Prieskorn applied the brakes of her car then sild on the snow packed street into the Taylor auto. Damage to her car was estimated at $200 and about $125 to the Taylor vehicle. Charges against Mrs. Prieskorn were filed for failure to yield the right of way. KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP Corwith — The annual Corwith-Wesley school Kindergarten Round-Up will be held Wednesday morning of this week at 10 a.m.'" in -the kindergarten room of the Corwith school and at 1 p.m. in the Wesley gym. Parents" and children are invited to attend to meet the teacher and become acquainted with the school. TO IOWA FALLS Algona — Karman Wallace, manager of the Iowa Finance Co. in Algona for 16 months, is the new manager of the company office at Iowa Falls. He formerly was assistant manager at Iowa. He, his wife and two children moved recently. COMPLETE POWER LINES Swea City — The completion of new 24,000-volt electric transmission lines into Swea City is expected this month by the Interstate Power Co. The line will reduce considerably the possibility of any future electric service interruption. The work was begun in November and will cost $135,000. ALGONAN TO SPEAK Swea City — The Swea City Methodist WSCS meets March 2 at 2 p.m. at the Legion hall. Mrs Sidney Ellifson has devotions, Mrs Harold Fischer will give a program on missions. Mrs Troutman, Algona, will speak. She is a district WSCS officer. Hostesses are Mesdames Bernard Looft, Alvin Ewing, Harold Anderson, Rena Haglund, Geo. Eden, Alvin Richardson Sr., Virgil Tokheim, Fred Lo9ft, Warren Thompson. CHURCH TEACHERS Swea City — Nine members of Immanuel Lutheran church in Swea City are taking a teacher training program for 12 months to prepare to teach a Bethel Series in the congregation. They will complete their training this summer. Members taking part in the training arc Raymond Gustafson, Ledyard; Mrs Reuben Holcomb, Swea City; the Harvey C. Larsens, Armstrong; Mrs Lester Nelson and Lloyd Thorson, Armstrong; Mrs Harold Peterson, Rikard Swanson, and Richard Wasmoen, of Swea City. 30 DAYS ON CHECK Algona — D. J. Gabrielson, formerly of Algona and lately of Cowrie, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for a misdemeanor check in Justice of the Peace Delia Welter's court Thursday. He was returned here after serving 60 days in the Webster County jail on check charges.
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