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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 12, 1962
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ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered «J second clau matter at the postoffiee at Algotu. Iowa. Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. AIGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 1962 Supervisors Will Select 5 On Conservation Board 2 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES p lus 8 Page Tabloid VOL. 97 - NO. 23 By Russ Waller Last Friday's Get Acquainted Cay, complete with bus tours to four local industrial enterprises, resulted in a pretty good turnout for the tours, something over 500 according to count from the loading points ... it was not intended as a retail event, only a means of giving our own area folks a chance to see local industry in action .. . we even had a few visitors go through the Upper Des Jfoines plant. * * * Incidentally, four representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, and Industrial Development Corp Harry Greenberg, Pat Montag, Jack Limbaugh and Bill Steele were in Chicago the fore part of this week making contacts, once again, to keep Algona in front of various industries that might possibly be interested. * * * Comment in the recent Algona Toastmastcrs Bulletin: "It's all right to tell a girl she has pretty ankles, but don't compliment her too highly." * * • Look Alikcs — Rich Rollins, the hot rookie of the Minnesota Twins now leading the American League in batting, and Russ Medin of Whittemore. There may be a few differences, such as years, but they have a similar appearance. Rollins is about the only baseball player we ever saw who got as big a hand from the fans when he struck out as he did when he hit a home run. The recently-established county conservation board, whose five members will be named soon by the Kossuth county board of supervisors, is expected to cost county taxpayers from 27 to 35 cents per $100 of taxes paid, according to figures released by County Assessor Leo Immerfall this week. The board, which came into being through a special ballot at the primary election June 4, will consist of five members to be appointed for terms of one, three, four and five years, .^,- pectively, by the board of super- two, res- of members, ac- visors. Appointment -..._, „,.. cording to the code of Iowa, is to be completed not more than 60 days after the June 4 election date Following the first five appointments, all terms will be for five years. The conservation board will then (within 30 days after appointment) select from its members a president, secretary and such other officers deemed necessary, ac- Don't ever plan to meet somebody "near the door" at the Twins stadium. There are 450 doors in the place ... if you don't think the concession business is lucrative in major baseball, the Twins park in 19C1 took in $221.000 for hot dogs, $384,000 for beer, and $150,000 for pop ... thia. doesn't count Ice cream sandwiches, peanuts, etc. * • • It's nice to see a lot of pitchers pitch in a major league game, especially if they are pitching for the other team. * * * Last we heard the Buchanan brothers, Russ and Al, or perhaps we should say Al and Russ, to give seniority a break, were up north of Kenora, Canada, on a brotherly fishing expedition ... if sheer manpower will keep Dutch Ilons- bruch's stock car racing entry in competition, it should be in there all the time; seems as though there are five or six local fellows working on it consistently ... This is family reunion time, and this seems to divide families into two parts, one part doing the planning, the other part trying to figure out how to escape. * • • ELECTION AFTERTHOUGHTS: Senator Hickenlooper ran just as though he had some primary competition ... the candidacy of Mr Hoover was just like putting a strawman in the path of a tornado ... the fall contest could be different, however. Many a voter failed to realize that in voting for the amendment to the state constitution, he was removing from the ballot his chance to elect district judges; they will now be appointed by the governor subject to senate approval after recommendations from a commission. Proponents of this plan advocated it as a way to "remove judges from a political basis." If they become appointive, we wonder whether they will be less political or more political. And how many voters knew they were automatically increasing the salaries of district judges by an average of $4,000 a year when they voted "Yes"? * * • One local business man, whose store roof area is considerable, was approached by a snappy looking young man from out-of-town the other day, with these words"Gee, that's a terrible looking roof - who did it?" The store owner, looking the visitor over, asked: "Before we go any further, just who are you working for?" "The So an So Company," came the reply. "Well, that will end the conversation", said the local man. "Your company is the one that put on that terrible looking roof." * * * Famous Last Line — Now let's see what we can get him for Father's Pay and charge it without his knowing. 19 In County Delegation To Confab cording to Auditor Marc Moore. Conservation board members will hold regular monthly meetings and employ and fix compensation of an executive officer to carry oul its policies. Board members will serve without pay, except for necessary expenses, and will be selected on the basis of interest in conservation matters. A county which has such a board may appropriate from Vi to 1 mill tax on real and personal property for operation costs in that county. It is possible the '/i-mill minimum may be removed so that a county may reduce the millage rate if necessary. The board is entitled to acquire, develop, maintain and make available to county inhabitants parks' preserves, parkways, playgrounds, 3lc., and to encourage conservation practices everywhere within the county's boundaries. The establishment of the board sassed during the recent election >y a margin of 1967-1453 and had been defeated previously. Nineteen 4-H boys and girls will attend the 1962 Iowa 4-H Conference at Iowa State University, June 12-15, reports County Extension Associate, Robert C. Johnson. Delegates were selected by the local 4-H clubs in the county, and will join more than 1,200 other 4-H'ers at the four day joint conference. The county delegation will in| elude — Carol Anliker, Whittemore; Lois Erpelding, Bode; Rosemary Gisch, Algona; Jackie Laabs, Lone Rock; Mary Beth Reilly, Algona; Karen Seegebarth Lone Rock; Judith Willrett, Al- Kotta; Linda Bristow, Irvington- Lucille Gade, Algona; Robert Erpelding, Bode; Philip Heldorfer and Duane Diers, Bancroft; Arthur Mogler, Whittemore; Donald Madsen, Burt; Dennis Newel, Fenton; Arnold Sachs, Lakota; Chris Nygaard, Wesley; Richard Olson, Armstrong and Allan Bode, Algona. The group will be accompanied by Mrs Wayne Keith and Robert C. Johnson, both of Algona. Four Fishermen From Burt Hurt, Canadian Crash Hurt — Four members of a fishing party that went from Burt into Canada recently suffered minor injuries in a car-truck crash at an un-named area of Canada early Saturday morning. Injured in the crash were Fred Hilton, Burt, cracked rib and bruises; his son, Gerald, Burt Cliff Abbas, Burt, and Bruce Benson, Crystal Lake, all with shock and The four remained in Canada for treatment, while eight other members of the fishing expedition returned to Burt Saturday. According to a sketchy report of the mishap, the semi-truck had passed an auto driven by Dr. M. I. Lichter, Burt, when it slammed into a trailer carrying a boat being towed by the Hilton car. The boat was knocked off the trailer and skidded 05 feet down the highway and the trailer and car were totally wrecked. The mishap reportedly occurred on Old King highway. Demo Fun Nile, June 16 Kossuth County Democrats arc planning a Fun Night for this coining Saturday evening, June 1C. at the K.C. Hall. There will be dancing and a basket social at the conclusion of the evening. Pat Bradley of Burt is general chairman of the event, sponsored by the Murray for Congress Committee. The (lance will start at 8:30 p.m. and the basket auction will begin about 11:30 p.m. There will be no admission if a couple brings a basket; otherwise the admission will be $1 each. Everyone is welcome, and there will be no speeches. Brother Passes Burt — Mr and Mrs Glee Bullock, Roger and Charles attended final rites for Joseph Bullock, 45, in Des Moines Thursday. Mr Bullock, a brother of Glee, died suddenly in his home of a heart attack Monday evening. 3 Wedding Licenses Three wedding licenses were issued here this week by County Clerk Alma Pearson. They went to Samuel D. Brush and Evalon A. Schlei, June 8 and Ronald Rosenmeyer and Judy Friders and James Devine Funeral Held Here Monday Funeral services for James F. Devine, 77, Algona retired farmer, were held Monday morning, in St. Cecelia's Catholic chur'ch here. Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiated and burial was in Calvafy cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements and rosary was said there Sunday evening. Pallbearers at the services were six nephews, Harold Dresser, Gordon, James M., James, Steve, Jr., and Morris Devine. Mr. Devine died Thursday at !ood Samaritan nursing home lere after a long illness. He was born Nov. 17, 1884 At Jvermore to James N. and Mary Dunn Devine. He was married to Reba Holdren Feb. 14, 1912 in St. Cecelia's church here. The couple armed for many years near Alona until 1955 when they retired nd moved to town. Mr. Devine is survived by his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Fran ces (Maxine) McNally, Emmets burg, Mrs. Marshall (Bernice) Bainter, Whittier, Calif., Mrs, Wayne (Jean) Elder, Hawthorne Nevada, and Mrs. Wilbert (Betty! Dailey, Corwith; two sons, Charles B. Devine, Algona, and Robert R. (Ray) Devine of LuVerne; three sisters, Mrs. Sadie Skilling, Algona, Mrs. Nellie Dresser, Humboldt, Mrs. Gene Ennis, Clarion; three brothers, Steve of Corwith, William, St. Joe. and Lewis of Humboldt; 27 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mental Tests For Man Charged With Rape Here Elmer Stebritz, 37, Irvington, who was apprehended and charged with rape here recently, is still undergoing mental tests at the State Health Institute at Cherokee, 3 Damage Suits From One Crash Ask '153,930 Total Munio Makuuchi James June 9. and Evelyn according to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who said today (Tuesday) that Stebritz might be there for some time before tests are completed. He was apprehended following an alleged attack on a local girl I'i miles east and Va-mile south of Algona shortly after midnight, Friday, Jiuie 1. The charge was filed by County Attorney Gordon Winkel and bond in the matter was set at $10,000. Further court action will depend upon outcome of tests. Attorneys for Stebritz filed a motion which stated that he pleads not guilty and proposes to show temporary insanity as a defense. Rites Held For Martha Gross In Burt Church Hurt — Final rites for a lifelong Burt resident, Mrs Martha Sophia Gross, 81, were held at the Burt Methodist church Saturday afternoon, with Rev. Wm. 0. Bohi officiating. Interment was in the Burt Township cemetery with Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, in charge of ar- •angemcnts. Mrs Gross died at 4 p.m. June at the home of her daughter, Mrs Glenn Zwiefel, near Burt. Death was due to hardening of the arteries. Mrs Gross had been in poor health for some time. Martha Sophia Schultz was born on a farm near Burt Nov. 2G, liifiO. the daughter of Frederick and Albertina Schultz. She received her education in rural schools near Burt. On Oct. 1(>, 11)01 she was united in marriage to Joseph Householder. Mr Householder died Jan. 30, 1919. ( In October, 1933, she was united in marriage to Joseph Gross, Burt, who preceded her in death Feb. 9 this year. Survivors include three daughters, Ethel (Mrs Jake Smith), Burt, Myrtle (Mrs Glenn Zwiefel i, Burt, Mrs Mabel Riemers, Des Moines; and a son, Cecil Householder, Welcome, Minn. Also surviving are two stepdaughters, Mrs Jean Simmons, West Bend, and Mrs George Pearson, Swea City; and one step-son Robert Gross, Britt; four brothers Fred Schultz, Lone Rock, William Cedar Rapids, Al, Waterloo, anc Neighbors Plow Corn Spvrrnl neighbors reported nt the farm of Henry Drnrchs. four miles northwest of Algona. Friday nftrrnnon and cultivated a total of !)2 acres of rnrn mid soybeans. flood neighbors who provided Hie necessary machinery to got the job done were Hill Oodrls. Marvin Leigh. Bobliie Simons. Kd Lirktei". Hay and Hnnnic Mertz, Konnie Hansen and Halph Taylor. Arrangements for the deed were completed by the Algona KCs, who discovered that Mr. Dearchs needed some help with his work following his recent hospitali/ation at Veterans Hospital in DCS Aloines. It was impossible for him to keep up, so his neighbors responded with a full afternoon's work. Women who aided in preparing and serving lunch about 4 p.m. uere .Airs. Hay Mori/, Mrs. George Simons and Mrs. Kd l.iekteig. An attempt was made by this newspaper to get to the scene for a photo of the group, hut several of the men had returned to the fields following lunch, so a picture was not taken. Ben, Spencer. Her parents, three sisters and four brothers preceded her in death. There are 11 grandchildren and 15-great grandchildren surviving. Pallbearers were grandsons, Merrill, Cletus, Garry and Brian Zwiefel, Ronald Householder and Bruce Riemers. Attends Graduation Mrs Luella Baker has returned from Ames where she attended the graduation of her granddaughter, Barbara Lou Baker from the eighth grade at St. Cecelia's Academy. Barbara is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs Durwood Baker. Driver Charged After Accident A Burt driver, Dale W. Nauman, was charged with failing to yield •he right-of-way following a 2-car .•rash here Monday at (i:H5 p.m. The charge was filed by Policeman Dick Mittag who investigated the mishap. An auto driven by Nauman and car driven by Thelma B. Hayes, Mgona, collided at the intersection of Kennedy and Moore streets and damage to the vehicles was estimated at $115. Passed Checks Here, Arrested In Minnesota Two persons, Mr. and Mrs. David Miller, who passed checks in nine Algona business places recently, are being held by Minne sola authorities pending further action, according to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst. Mr. Miller was apprehended at Brooklyn Center, Minn. Sunday and is being held there for author- ties at Fargo, N. D. He will possibly be returned here later. Mrs. Miller was picked up at Sheriff Jndhorst's request at Minneapolis Monday and extradition action is now pending. The pair allegedly passed checks if $20 or $25 in nine business daces here May 23 and 25. They eportedly have several other hecks out in North Dakota, Min- icsota and northern Iowa. They made $5-$10 purchases in tores and took the balance in cash. Rev. Thiele To ledycird Parish On June 14 Presenting New Girls 4-H Officers First Band Concert The Algona municipal band, under the direction of R. C. Gus- tcr, will present its first concert of the 19ti2 season this Thursday^ June 14, at 8 p.m. at the new city parking lot on East Call street The first program will include 14 numbers, ranging from the popular My Fair Lady to the Desert Patrol march. The program is designed to please all listeners, young and old alike. Pastor Arrives Lone Rock — Mr and Mrs Ben Meyer moved into the Presbyterian parsonage last week. He recently received a bachelor of divinity degree from the University of Dubuque and will be ordained at the Presbyterian church in Algona July 15. Mrs Meyer, a graduate of Buena Vista college, will teach third grade at Swea City next year. Ft: Robert Thiele Rev. Robert A. Thiele, assistant pastor at St. Cecelia's Catholic church here for the past three years, has been appointed pastor of Sacred Heart parish at Ledyard, according to official notification of the local church by Jos. M. Mueller, Bishop of Sioux City. A farewell party for Rev. Thiele will be held in St. Cecelia's Academy hall here Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Guild will serve refreshments and there will be a program of songs and speeches. Fr. Thiele will begin his new duties at Ledyard June 14 and Rev. James D. McCormick will serve St. Cecelia's as temporary assistant priest. Rev. Joseph A. Kerwin will arrive next full to serve as permanent assistant, according to Msgr. P. P. Gearen of St. Cecelia's i L'DM Engraving) County Loaded Out 2,400,000 Bu. Corn, In Year Since July 1, liiiil, the ASC office here has loaded out or sold approximately 2.400,01)0 bushels of bin site stored corn, it was an- louneed last week, with 4»5,(X)<) jushels still to be delivered. There is still 7 ! •_• million bushel\ of corn in county bin sites, however. No further corn movement is being planned for the present, as there is now plenty of space available for the anticipated corn takeover this fall. Corn sealing ended May l.'t with a total of '.Vi'l'.i applications for loans. I960 Mishap Is Suit Basis By LuVerne Men Throe damage suits, asking a Iota! $ wore filed against 'lonald F. Clark, doing business as Clark Grain Co., and Ronald E. Miller in district court hero this week. The total asked is ono of :Mo largest ever recorder! hero. Plaintiff in ono suit is Jon M. Melson, by Jon A. Nelson, his fa- hcr, a LuVerne banker, and a total of $125.000 is sought. Jon Nelson seeks $l7,(i()1.0. r ) in the second suit and James Mallory seeks $ll,32f).2() in the third. All three suits are a result of a car-tractor truck crash at a county road intersection five miles lorth of LuVerne at 5:,')0 p.m. June 21, 1HIH). Driver of the car nvolved was Jon A. Nelson and driver of the tractor truck was Ronald E. Miller. He was employed by Clark and driving a tmck owned by Clark at the time, according to the petitions. The petition filed for the Nelson )oy states that he was a passenger n the auto driven by his father. The plaintiff allegedly sustain(d "severe injuries, including a icavy blow at the base of the skull causing a concussion and accrations; a blow to the right cheek and a severe laceration over the right mandible; lacerations on the left forehead, permanent brain tissue damage; has and will have defective eyesight, which results in a 25 percent visual disability and as a result has suffered a complete change of personality." The petition further states that / the youth was hospitalized at Brttt 1 and Rochester; hod plastic surgery and has returned to Rochester on numerous occasions and will be required to return for additional treatment in the future; will continue to endure great physical pain, mental suffering and shock, disability and inconvenience and will lose earnings, earning capacity permanently impaired and will incur further medical expense. A trial by jury is asked. The basic ;lement of the case is placing tho blame for the mishap. The father's petition claims he too sustained severe injuries and damage to his auto; he has and will be required to give his son much time, attention and care; personal inconvenience and loss of time; severe, painful and permanent personal injuries. Of the total asked by Jon A. Nelson, $15,000 is for personal injuries and disability, $1,U:>1.05 for hospital, medical care and ambulance service, and $2HO for damage to the auto. The plaintiff in the third matter, Mallory, a rural mail carrier, suffered a slipped disc following the mishap, when he went to the aid of the Nelsons in their cur. He alleges that lie observed the collision, found Jon A. Nelson pinned to the ground, with his •ight leg pinned under the auto, anil that together uilli several nun he attempted to lift the car and free Jon A. Nelson He allege.-, that he was severely, painfully and permanently injured and that he will require ail operation in the future and will suffer loss of earnings, doctor ex-, etc.. due to the Clipped disc. Judy Willrett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Willrett, rural Algona, and a member of the Union Alethean girls 4-H club, was elected county president during the annual Rally Day at Burt high school Saturday afternoon. A huge crowd was in attendance. Miss Willrett is shown above with the other officers named Saturday. She is at the left, while others, left to right, are Carolyn Ley, vice president, Lakota Luckies, Linda Bristow, secretary-treasurer, Irvington Ideals, and Joan Ward, historian, Plum Creek Elite. The program included registration of all members at 1 p.m., a parade of officer candidates, group singing, the annual meeting which included campaign speeches, election of officers and club caucuses, CIUD commi announcement of Country Girls' Creed winners, numbers by the county Engraving) chorus, recognition of leaders, introduction of guests and installation of the new officers. Each of the leaders of the 24 clubs in the county was presented with a potted plant, as was Erna Baars, Burt, director of the county chorus. Several guests gave short talks. Outgoing president Audrey Gardner presided at the meeting. Other outgoing officers are Kathleen Eden, vice president, LeOta Ann Voss, secretary-treasurer, and Rosemary Gisch, historian. Dean Barnes, county extension director, and Robert Johnson, county extension assistant, with help from leaders and the county 4-H club committee, arranged the Rally Day festivities. (UDM Newsfoto— Planning For Enterprise Days At LuVerne l.uVcnif — A regular meeting of the community planning council was held Thursday night It ua.s decided to sponsor swimming lessons again this year Dates will be announced later They will hold a special meeting later to set the date for Enterprise Days that LuVerne brates every summer They also had election of _. ficers: president, Mrs Karen May, vice president, Mrs Loreen Jurgenson, secretary-treasurer, Mrs Doris John. Warm Days Make Comeback Bid After several il.iys of dismal weather 11 loud), dark days and plenty of huimdil) i. iiunmiT made a cumebjck in Ko.viulh county during the \\ifkend. Warm days and cool night. 1 ) h.ue been predomin. ; cele- of- June June June .June June June June II Va HI 7U HI 81 L 57 sa til 57 57 56 55 Tr. .04 Tr. Kin Succumbs Mrs Marvui Nerem, 42, Renwick, died Sunday at a Belmond hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday Her mother, Mrs Lydia Lund of LuVerne, five sisters and one brother, survive. Mrs Herman Vaudt of Whittemore and Mrs Willard Zeigler of Algona, are sisters.

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