By Huss Waller . * . ™ We take a lot of things for granted, and one of them is usually the mail box. Next week is Rural Mail Box Week for the U.S. Postoffice Department, and postmasters are presumed to ride around with the rural carriers and survey the mail boxes. When one thinks it over, a rural mail box is the front door to the patron's home. If it has a name on it, you know who lives there; if it doesn't, maybe the owner doesn't want you to know. Anyway, if your mail box needs a spring overhaul, now is the time. * * * Our Sexton correspondent writes that she is overwhelmed with the readership the Sexton news is getting. She says, "personally, I thought it was pretty long-winded, but do you know that people from here to heck and gone read that column. Have sure had some reports on it from the strangest places. As long as it is fun and there isn't any lynching talk might as well keep on." Now that the Des Moines Register has covered the state, county by county, on its "liquor survey", might we ask just what is the purpose. The Register devoted a great deal of space to the "survey" (which anybody could have told them beforehand), but they neglected to tell us the purpose or point. What was the Register driving at? Does it want an effort at stricter enforcement, or is it for liquor-by- Ihe-drink ? . Why not tell us ? * * * We hold no brief for this Billy Jol Estes of Pecos, Texas, the boy wonder showered with honors as one of the Young Men of the Year by the Junior Chamber of Commerce a few years back, and evidently held previously in higher teem by both the past and present national administrations. As for Mr Estes, he Is in deep trouble. A crook is a crook under any label, and while he has not as yet been convicted of anything, one apple gives the whole barrel a bad flavor. Millions of men are working for the good of a sound agricultural program; it is too bad that one individual can achieve more adverse notoriety for a program than all of the millions working quietly and honestly. * * * When the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that "casual and incidental sales of property are subject to the 2 percent sales tax", it may have followed the letter of the law, but it didn't allow practicality to enter in. The State Tax Commission has an impossible task if it endeavors to collect sales tax for every sale made over a backyard fence, and in similar instances not involving the usual routine of business. The next session of the legislature should certainly enact into law an amendment to the present sales tax which clarifies the matter and relieves the Tax Commission of an unnecessary headache, which with every enforcement effort possible would never collect enough to pay for the expense of the effort. Jfflome* ^^^ ESTABLISHED 1865 u Mcoftd elan matter at the pottottiee at Altfona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1B32, under Act of Conjregs of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1962 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES Plu. 12-Pac*, Tabloid VOL. 97 - NO. 19 Patrol Units Check 2000 Vehicles Matt Selzer Passes Here; Rites Tomorrow Funeral services for Matt J Selzer, 73, well-known former Al gona cafe and service station operator, will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Cecelia's Catholic church. Msgr. P. p. Gearen will officiate at the requiem high mass and burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Rosary will be said Tuesday (today) at 8 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Home. Mr. Selzer died Sunday afternoon at St. Ann hospital where he had been a patient for less than a week. He had been in poor health for IK past several years He was born July 4, 1888 at Van Meter and was married to Anna Pestolniki May 6, 1913 in Sacred Heart Catholic church at Boone. The couple came to Algona July 17, 1925 and for many years owned and operated Selzers Cafe on the outskirts of Algona. Since retiring, they had manufactured their special variety of salad dressing at their home here. Mr. Selzer had a wide circle of friends and was a sports fan and avid fisherman. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Matt (Catherine) Kelch, Owatonna, Minn.; a son, Robert William of Ames; two brothers, Joseph Selzer, Seattle, Wash., ana Nick Selzer, Sioux City; three sisters, Elizabeth Selzer and Mrs. D. C. Dodds, both of Ryan, and Mrs. Mary Utley, Seattle; and four grandchildren. The only place we know where absolutely no competition is allowed is in printing currency and minting coinage. * * * Someone has asked us why the highways in this area seem to be favorite spot for checking motor vehicles, as was done last Friday evening. We don't know the answer, and presume there is nothing special in the selection of time or place by the Highway Patrol. However, we must admit, that on Friday evenings, with folks coming to and going from town, it might be considered as something of a liability in a business sense, good as the intentions might be by our patrol friends. Maybe nexttime they'll move over to Spencer, or Storm Lake, or Webster City, we hope. Local businesses say its Algona that gets the heat. * * o Mrs. Leota Geigel isn't what you'd call a rabid baseball fan, but she does take an interest on occasions ... she recalls that her father played on the first baseball team in Algona — and the team traveled to other towns for games, such as West Bend, IN WAGONS ... "I know two things about baseball", says Mrs. Geigel. "A home run, and Kill The Umpire." « * * Famous Last Line — Henry, that will be your last cocktail; your lace is getting all blurred. C. H. Simpson Succumbs To Heart Attack Chester H. Simpson, a resident of Algona for the past 25 years, died early Monday morning at his home at 409 S. Harlan St. He suffered a heart attack. While he had been active and working all last week, he previously had suffered several mild attacks. He was 71 years of age. Mr. Simpson for many years had been employed at the Hub Clothiers in Algona. He came to Algona from Grinnell and was first employed by the Kennedy & Parsons Co. when they had a wholesale branch here. Funeral services have been set for 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, at McCullough's Chapel, with Rev. Cpughenour to officiate. Burial will be in Eastlawn Memorial Garden. Pallbearers will be Wallace Hill, Robert Williams, Robert Dransfeld, Abel Behrends, Fred Geigel and Lawrence Gillespie. Mr, Simpson was born in Worth County, Misouri, on the Iowa border, Sept. 13, 1890. On March 19, 1913, hv was married to Pearl Judy, who survives, as well as two children, Truman Simpson and Roberta Miller. A third child, Robert, died in 1960. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers and two sisters, Mr. Simpson had a host of friends, made over his 25 years of residence here. Name Five Local Youths To Boys State June 3-9 .t'"'••<$. Louis Heincn The Hawkeye Boys State com- nittee of the American Legion post iere announced selection of five >pys, juniors at Algona or Garrigan ligh schools, who will attend Boys State at Camp Dodge, Des Moines, June 3-9 inclusive. The five are Tim Dailey, Tom Waller and John Phillips from Al- ;ona high and Mike Smith and L-ouis Heinen from Garrigan high. Selection of the boys is based on scholarship, honor, courage, loyal- John Phillips ^¥p' ^ ';».,"-* A T ? ~ J i4ts~ Two Men Fined Following OMVI, Pleas Monday Two men, Virgil E. Burks and Norman A. Finnestad, paid fines in district court here Monday following pleas of guilty to OMVI charges. Burks was taken to Humboldt where he entered a plea to second offense. He was fined $500 and costs by Judge Joseph Hand. He was arrested by Patrolman Dick Pedersen Mar. 10 on highway 169 north of Burt and bound over to district court following a preliminary hearing. Finnestad was fined $300 and costs after a first offense plea. He was arrested by Patrolman Bill Tordotf May 3. Tom Waller Honor Adults For Efforts In Scouting Work Several Algona and area men and women were honored last week at the annual Prairie Gold area, Boy Scout Council meeting, held at Storm Lake. The recog,- nitions made were as follows: Receiving Arrowhead awards were Robert P. Jones, West Bend; James L. Mallory, LuVerne. A Scouter award went to Joe E. Collier, Algona. Den Mother awards — Mrs. Irene Kollasch and Mrs. Al Boekelman, Algona; Mrs. Ed Grimes, Whittemore. Souters' Keys — Ed Sindelar, John W. Klesath and Lyle R. Reidinger, all Algona. Coffee Burns Bancroft Lady Bancroft — Mrs. Walter Ditsworth was badly burned while on a visit to her sister near Swea City. She was pouring coffee from a large coffee pot into a glass pot when the pot broke, and coffee, boiling hot, spilled down the entire front of her body. She is recuperating, however, despite considerable pain from the burns. LuVerne Folks 1 Relative Dies LuVerne — Funeral services and burial were held in Chicago, Friday for William McCall of Chicago. Mr. McCall died in a hospital in Chicago, Monday following two heart attacks. His wife, who survives, is the former Ruth Lichty, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Lichty of LuVerne. Tim Dailey ty and service records and to some extent upon their interest in the type of program offered during the week at Boys State. Although the project is sponsored by the Legion post, the Rotary Club, Lions Club and Kiwanis Club customarily pay the registration fee of one candidate in order that more may attend from Algona. Normal allotment for Algona is three boys, but special permission has been obtained this year so five may be sent. (UDM Engravings) Mike Smith St. Joe Man's Good Neighbors Plow And Plant Cn Wednesday, May 9, neighbors and relatives gathered at the Ernest M. Gales farm •! miles east of St. Joe to prepare the ground and plant 90 acres of corn and 40 acres of soybeans. •They brought tractors and four corn planters, several discs and field cultivators. Taking part in the good neighbor deed were Tommy Bormann, Richard Kohlhaas, Clarence Bormann, Harold Bormann, K. L. Kohlhaas, Raymond Kohlhaas, Wilfred Kohlhaas, Ralph Kenne, Marvin Reding, Francis Bormann, and Jerry Schnetzer, all of the St. Joe area, and Mike Boi- niann of Algona. Furnishing food and assisting Mrs. Gales in preparing tin- noon meal and lunch were Mrs, Mike Bormann, Mrs. John Bormann, Mrs. E. J. Gales, Mrs. K. L. Kohlhaas and Mrs. Raymond Kohlhaas. Also donating food were Mrs. Clarence Bormann and Mrs. Ralph Keniic. Mr. Gales suffc-red the los.s of the tips of three fingers hi a corn sheller accident two weeks ago and has been unable to do his farm work. However, he is recuperating nicely. Calvin Tschetter Buys Eagle Grove Market Calvin Tschetter, son of tne late Joseph Tschetter of Algona, has purchased a Super Valu store at Eagle Grove, it was learned last week. He will take possession of Marv's Super Valu May 21. Calvin is 25 years old, married, and has two young children They are now living in Eagle Grove. He had been connected with a super market in Dc.s Moines prio r to making the Eagle Grove purchase. Ron, another Tschetter son, has been taking super market mer- Hurt In Wreck, Algona Man Now Listed As Fair An Algona rnilk truck driver, Dick Wiese, who suffered severe internal injuries while riding as a passenger with another driver, is now in fair condition at St. Ann hospital, according to officials there. Mr. Wiese suffered abdominal injuries when a truck driven by- Robert Palmer, 32, Algona, also a driver for the Borden Co., went out of control, ran into a shallow ditch and struck a power pole a mile north of Irvington on the old river road shortly after noon Tuesday, May 8. Palmer suffered cuts and bruises. He was treated at St. Ann and released. Wiese underwent surgery at 1 a.m. Thursday following a complete examination and x-rays. His condition for a time was listed as critical. The power pole was shattered into many pieces and the area was littered with about 20 cases of broken bottles and milk. An electric wire fell on a fence nearby and it was charged for a while. Fortunately, Palmer stepped over the fence without touching it when he got out of the totally demolished truck. Patrolman Charles Bird investigated the mishap. Two drivers, Werner 0. Burkhart, 44, Titonka, and Elwin L Dragt, 26, Willmar, Minn., were charged following a pickup truck- truck collision three miles east ol Lakota on highway 9 at 9:40 a.m Wednesday. : Burkhart was charged w.ith giv ing ah Improper signal and' Dragf was charged with passing at an intersection by Patrolman Bird. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $800. The Minnesota vehicle overturned after the collision. Algonans Wed 50 Years Graduation For LuVerne Senior Class Thursday LuVerne — Baccalauceate services were held in the LuVerne school auditorium Sunday, May 13, at 8 p.m. Rev. J. Paul Stevens, pastor of the Ev. United Brethren church was in charge of the service. Commencement exercises will be held Thursday evening, May 17, at 8 p.m. in the school auditorium. T. G. Burns, Clear Lake, will deliver the address. There are 21 seniors in the 1962 class. They are, Robert Bristow, Doris Byson, Cheryl Dimler, Dean Gjer- stacl, Sheryl Goetsch, Sonja Guess, Paul Hanselman, Gordon Harmon, Gerald Heinen, Eldon Hinz. Anne Hjclmeland, Linda Kubly, Mae Belle Maass, Kathy Nerem, Robert Norcross, Sally Prior, Henry Schnetzer, Dennis Sill, Sheryl Six, Marcia Stripling and Le Ota Ann Voss. Mr and Mrs Elmer J. Kelley will observe their 50th wedding anniversary this Sunday, May 20, with an open house for friends and relatives at the V.F.W. hall from 2 to 4 p.m. They request no gifts. The Kelleys were married May 15, 1912 in St. Cecelia's Catholic church by Fr. W. J. Halpin. (Al Missal Photo — UDM Engraving) Good Neighbors Plant 80 Acres On Seneca Farm Seneca — Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ilannisc'h are very appreciative to their neighbors, Verl Smith, Claude Johnson, Raymond Gardner and Lewis Breese, for coming in with their corn planters last Friday and Saturday and planting 80 acres of corn for them. Mrs. Gardner helped Mrs. Hannisch with the noon meal and the lunch. Mr. Uaniiisch, who has been suffering with an ear infection, is now at Rochester where he is receiving treatments. He is hospitalized. Rites Held For R.J.Welp,I5, Of Bancroft ' Raphael J. Welp,-76, Bancroft died Wednesday at the horiie-o/.h/s son,'Richard, in Baricfdft; He"hfld7 been ill for a number of years since suffering a stroke. He was born March 14, 1887 at Haverhill, la. and came to Bancroft in 1916. He was married Nov. 25, 1914 to Roseella Baltz at St. John's Catholic church in Bancroft. She died in 1957. Mr. Welp had farmed a mile and a half south of Bancroft for .he past few years. He retired our years ago, but continued to ive at the farm. Survivors are six sons and three daughters. They are Richard, Donald and George of Bancroft; Mrs. Jack Vitzthum, Wesley; Mrs. Don Hixson, Des Moines; Phillip, Mason City; Eugene, Storm Lake; Mrs. Kent Wilcox, Washington D. C. and Romauld of Fonda. A brother, Vincent, and sister, Bess, both of Palm Beach and 22 grandchildren also survive. Mr. Welp was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. Funeral services were held Saturday at St. John's Catholic church. Msgr. Joseph H. Schultes officiated and burial was at the church cemetery. 12 - Page Tabloid A 12-page rotogravure tabloid is part of today's Upper DCS Moines. The Farm & Home section is exclusive each month in this newBDapor.~." Feature' artfclea'Jnciufle —gn ; account of an Indiana farmer who" makes $100,000 a year raising hogs, another on uses of credit intelligently to expand feedlot operations, and a pastry parade of recipes for the housewife. Honor BurtM.D. Dr. John G Clapsaddle of Burt was one of 11 physicians elected to life membership in the Iowa Medical Society, at the annual chandising business courses at meeting of the organization. Woman Returned Here To Face Check Charges Alice G. Mellman, Mason City, whose $1,000 appearance bond on a charge of writing false checks was forfeited recently here, was returned to Kossuth county Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Monday evening by the woman's bondsman. Slated to appear Apr. 2 for hearing of the criminal case, the woman's whereabouts could not be determined. The forfeiture of bond followed. At present, she is in jail at Fort Dodge. In College Choir Cindy Hardy and Siri Norton, sophomores from Algona at Mankato State College, Mankato, Minn., will take part in the baccalaureate program, May 27, at the college. They sing in the college choir. GHS Graduation A total of 72 seniors of the class of 1902 will graduate from Garrigan high school here May 27 when commencement exercises will be held in the Garrigan gym at 2:30 p.m. Baccalaureate services will be held the same day at individual parish churches. Algona Seniors Receive Year's Driver Awards Two Algona seniors, Bob Gerber f Algona high school, and Michel Frankl, Garrigan high school, vere given Driver of the Year wards by State Safety Commis- ioner Carl Pesch during a ban- uet at the Algona Hotel Tuesday vening, May 8. The two were given engraved travel clocks and their respective high schools received plaques with names of the Drivers of the Month for the entire school year engraved upon them. Pesch was featured speaker and David Herrick, chief of the state highway patrol, was also a guest at the honor banquet and program. Selection of Gerber and Frankl for the awards came after Drivers of the Month had been selected at the two high schools all year. The automotive bureau of the Chambvy of Commerce sponsors the program and awards. Senior Class Pictures, Nine Schools, Today Nine of the H high school senior graduating classes from this area art- pictured in today's Algona Upper Des Moines, including Algona High and Garrigan High. Senior pictures for Whittemore, Titonka, West Bend, Bancroft St. John's, Corwith-Wesley, Sentral and Burt are also presented by business firms of the respective areas. Senior pictures for Ledyard, Twin Rivers, Swea City. Lakota and LuVerne will appear next week. Cuts did not arrive in time for publication this week. District Baseball LuVerne was slated to meet Clarion in the first round of the spring district baseball tournament at Garrigan Field here this afternoon (Tuesday). LuVerne won the sectional crown here last weekend. 39 Fined After Big Roundup Over County A total nf 3D persons paid fines in Mayor C. ('. Shierk's court hero following a saturation drive in Kossuth county by 17 highway patrolmen and the Algnna police department here Friday. The combination spceding-equip- ment-license check was one of many being conducted by the patrol and local police officers throughout the state of Iowa during the month of May. A total of 50 summonses were written by patrolmen and local officers during the check which began around the county Friday noon. By evening, Algona became the center of the drive against faulty equipment and faulty driving. Patrolmen from all over this area were called into the drive by state headquarters. They used two radar sets, speed tapes, etc., )lus roadblocks at wide areas in .he highway where all vehicles were slopped. No planes were used due to inclement weather. It is possible another such sa- uration drive might be held in the county before the month is over. 3:11 Equipment Tickets Besides the 50 tickets, patrolmen also issued 20 warning tickets and 3:il equipment tickets to drivers ot cars and trucks. The equipment tickets call for repairs necessarj to put the vehicle into top shapa for use on highways and roads. It was estimated that about 2,000 vehicles were checked Friday. The county check Friday noon began with a blitz in all areas. Check points were set.up at Swea I, City,;-L l edyard, ' L,akota, Bancroft,I Titonka, Burt, Lone Rock, -Fentoti^ Wesley, St. v Joe, Whittemore, West Bend and LuVerne. .Marshals from towns around the county also participated in the drive. Set up on a county basis by state headquarters, the drives are put on at almost a moment's notice and cooperation of local officers is always requested. The stop points are moved around so nobody (drivers) know where the officers might be. Paying fines ranging from $6 to $22 in Mayor Shierk's court following the drive were the following speeders: Gary Oleson, Hampton; Lawrence Kunz, Lloyd Gerber, Irene Bierl, Raymond Poeppe, Marianna Briggs, Norbert Bierstedt, Billie Rogers, Richard Schmidt, John Helmers, Ronald Buscher, Algona; Joe Thompson, Marshall, 111.; Howard Wood, Lowell Fehr, Melvin Schultz, Joyce Anderson, Dennis Miller, West Bend. Nick Eischen, Paul Hanselman, LuVerne; Wesley Mariner, James Jiminez, Mason City; Leonard Kolander, Lakefield, Minn.; Russell Cole, Emmetsburg; Theone Barbar, C'alvin Mogler, Betty Schmidt, Raymond Voigt, Ralph (iengler, Paul Maahs, Whittemore. Leland Harms, Estherville; Gary Hotzler, Bingham Lake, Minn.; Richard Thul, Bode; John Helleseth, Corwith; Shirley PeterJ Burt; Thomas Jochimsen, Madison, Minn.; William Hollmer, Fo.s- toria; Joseph Dahlhauser, Bancroft; Clayton Bonee, Belview, Nebr.; and Clifford LaPlante, Osccola. In other cases heard by the mayor, Robert Hanna, Forest City, paid $10 and costs, drinking beer on a public highway, and MaurU'e Vandromme, Marshall, Minn., paid $10 and costs, speeding, and $5 and costs, chauffuer's license. Dog Confinement To Begin Here This Saturday Mayor C. C Shierk announced this week that all dogs in Algona must be confined (or on leash) from midnight, Saturday, May 19, through midnight, Saturday, May 26. Following the annual period of confinement, the annual pet and bicycle parade will be hfc'.d here Saturday morning, May 26. At that time, dog licenses and rabies in- noculations and bicycle licenses will be available at the city hall.
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