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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 4, 1962
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Ry Rtiss Waller * * * Halloween came early for one section of the area. In the Lone Rock, Fenton, West Bend Whittemore neighborhoods, and last , , aai week, pranksters went to a lot of trouble to remove state highway road signs, indicating mileages to next towns and arrows as to direc tion, and transplant them. Trave ers were headed toward Fento Jftomes ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Aleona Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1962 2 SECTIONS - T4 PAGES instead of West Bend, Lone Rock instead of Whittemore, Whittemol-e instead of Fenton, and so on. State highway crews, and Town Marsha Albert Schwarzenbach of Fenton spent a day getting the signs back where they belonged. * * itt After rending what Senator Hick enlooper and his opponent in the coming election, E. B. Smith, had to say about the C. & N.W. telegraphers strike we find them pretty much in agreement... it ir "too bad", "somebody should do something", and it is best to gotiate." * '•.: :t Dale Lockwood of Hurt, member of the Toastmasters Club here, called upon to give an impromptu narrative, recounted a suspenseful tale of a lady who fell into the sea, surrounded by sharks, but she swam safely away. His climax: the sharks did not touch her — they were man-eating sharks. * * * One local gentleman, invited some years ago to invest in the Meservey Farms project, is now very happy he didn't, and casts a few telling glances at some who urged him to make the plunge When it comes to raising livestock there's nothing like the individua incentive that comes with owning your own stock, instead of raising it under lease or loan. * IN :t Algona has a host of traveling men living here, a fine active group, not without humor, either; One of them recounts the story of the traveling man whose wife informed him she was going to attend a poultry show while he was away. On his return, she told him she had purchased five hens and two roosters. "Why two roosters?" he asked. "Oh, I got two just in case one of them might decide to go on the road," came the reply. * * * Mike Wickliffe must have been slightly surprised, last week, to find that he had "quit football" as reported under a picture of a junior high squad of four years ago, and what has happened to them since. Mike is one of the up- and-coming members of the current high school squad and is going to see plenty of action. •!• t * Sometimes being a Vice President can be fun. We note where Lyndon Johnson and his wife, in Greece, ventured into the countryside to eat lamb on a spit, taste local wine, and dance with local girls in native dress, including the kalamatianos, national folk dance. We'll have to ask Alex Dermand about that dance. With a little coaxing it might supplant tlv twist. Of course if it does, locn twist dancers like "T" Simpsor and Mrs Chester Armstrong wil have to learn all over again. * * * That crowd of 20,000 that the Lamb & Wool Referendum Vote In Sept. Ballots for voting in the referen d . um on the Iamb and wool promo lon and market development pro am will be mailed between Sept and 7 to producers in Kossuth County, Richard I. Anderson nairman, Agricultural Stabilize- on and Conservation County Committee, announced today. The referendum will determine whether or not deductions will continue to be made from producer payments earned under the wool incentive program. Funds collected are used by the American feheep Producers Council to carry out a program of advertising promotion, and related activities under an agreement with the Secretary of Agriculture. Such an agreement has been in effect since the 1955 marketing year, as approved by producern voting in 1955 and 1959 referendums. If approved in the September referendum, the agreemen will be extended for 4 more years Producers having two-thirds o the volume of production repre sented by votes in the referedum must approve if the agreement ir to be extended. Consideration wil also be given to the number o votes cast for and against the agreement by individual prod acers. Deduction from wool and amb payments under the new agreement would not exceed 1 cenl per pound for shorn wool and 5 •ents per hundred-weight for un- horn lambs. Deductions at these ates have been made from payments for each previous marketing year since 1955. Producers may vote in the referendum during the period September 10 through September 21. The period of voting will last for 2 weeks in order to encourage participation in the referendum by as VOL. 97 - NO. 35 State Fair Blue Ribbon large a number of sheep producers as possible. Preliminary referendum results will be announced late,in,September. ".. ,, _ Producers who are eligible to vote in the referendum are all those who have owned sheep or lambs, 6 months of age or older, for any one period of at least 30 days since January 1, 1962. Each producer will report the number of sheep and lambs on his ballot. 1962 SOYBEAN SUPPORT IS S2.20 BUSHEL Prices for 1962-crop soybeans in Kossuth County will be supported at $2.20 per bushel for soybean;; grading No. 2 and containing from 13.8 to 14.0 percent moisture. In order to meet minimum eligibility requirements, soybeans must grade No. 4 or better, and must contain not more than 14 percent moisture. The Chairman reminded growers that, to be eligible for support under the 1962 operation, soybeans must be produced in 1962 and the producer in 1962 must maintain his 1959-60 average acreage of conserving and idle land on the farm. Phis same requirement was in ef- ect for the 1961-crop soybean program. Gretchcn Deim, left, and Maureen O'Brien of the U-Go-I-Go 4-H lub, Algona, were awarded a blue ribbon for their demonstration "Is four Conscience Bothering You?" at the Iowa State Fair recently The girls, who gave their demonstration during a three-day stay t the fair, were accompanied by Mrs. John Deim Maureen Reilly and Judy Willrett of the Union Aletheans also won Photo 6 - "°" ^-—-IL*; monstra t'°n at the State Fair. (Extension N.F.O. meeting drew in De? Moines seems to have sort o "shook up" some of the older farm organizations. At least one is calling upon law enforcement officer.' to take action to prevent interference with marketing of farm products. The N.F.O. points out it doesn't have any intention of interfering, only group action to not send livestock of their own members to market, and discourage others from doing so if they can in a persuasive, non-violent way of course. The fact that the N.F.O. meeting did draw 20,000 is indicative of a deep-seated worry among many farmers as to their own future and the future of agriculture in general. Collective bargaining, then, becomes something many a farmer is willing to study and perhaps try. * * * Seems like more people than ever before have taken camping trips this summer, including from our own area ... get them all together, with their pictures, slides and travel talks and you'd have a first class course in geography . . . which is exactly what our Sexton correspondent points out this week as result of return of three families there, all from trips into different areas of the country. ' Car Sales Dip To 13 During Past Week Here Sales of new cars and trucks slowed in Kossuth county during the past week, with only 13 new vehicles registered at the county treasurer's office. Owners of new vehicles are: Chevrolet — W. G. Leek, Algona pickup; J. R. Gigler, Wesley, pick uprj ; Kossuth Motor Co., Algona; D H.,gchmidt, West Bend; W. L. or Dqlores M. Rode, Buffalo Center; and Erwin or Mildred J. Eden, Titonka. Ford — M. F. Schroeder, Lakota; E. H. Hackbarth, Lone Rock; and H. H. Buenger, West Bend. International — Farmers Co-Op Society, Wesley. Olds — M. T. McGuire & Co., Algona. Pontiac — J. F. and Arlys J. Krause, Algona. Mercury — W. BT Murray, Lone iock. Three Algonans Escape When Car Demolished Three Algona persons, Mr and Mrs Leonard Hoist and their baby, luckily escaped with minor injuries when their car, driven by Mr." Hoist, crashed into the south abutment of the bridge south of Algona on highway 169 at 11:30 p.m. Monday. All three members of the family were checked at St. Ann hospital and released. According to Patrolman Bill Tordoff who investigated, the auto was headed north on 169, at the time. The vehicle strucfc'the'abut- ment on the west side of the bridge, skidded 210 feet and came o rest crosswise in the bridge. The car was practically demo- ished. Two tires were blown out, wo wheels smashed and general body damage also resulted. Rites Are Held For Adda Price Here Saturday Funeral services for Mrs Adda Price, 90, resident of Algona for the past 44 years, were held Sat urday at 1:30 p.m. in McCullough's. Funeral Chapel here. Rev. Newton M. Coughenour of the Methodist church officiated and burial followed at Riverview cemetery. Mrs Price died Wednesday at St. Ann hospital following a short illness. Born Adda Marcia Nieman at Tipton, she married Dr. John 0 F. Price in 1909. Her husband prior to his death, was state veterinarian for the Iowa Department of Health for many years. Mrs Price was a long-time member of the Order of Eastern Star. She came to Algona in 1918. Only immediate survivor is a sister, Mrs Grace Brechtbill, Algona, who lived with her for many years. New Manager At Penneys Native Of Ida Grove OMVI, Speedy Chase Result In Court Cases A Humboldt man, Orville Olson was arrested by Patrolman Dick Pedersen 3> 2 miles south of Algon? on highway 169 this week and charged with OMVI, second offen. se, in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court. Olson waived preliminary hear- ng and was bound over to district court. Appearance bond in Ihc case was set at $550 and was furnished. Joseph Smith of Algona was fined $100 and costs in mayor's court after city policemen, with the help of the highway patrol, chased and stopped him near Sexton, ^mith, driving at speeds allegedly n excess of 100 miles per hour, leaded east from Algona on Me "regor street road. In other cases heard by the nayor, Oscar Sporaa, Dows, was ined $15, truck overload; Robert 31ue, Sioux Falls, $8, Benjamin Janwart, West Bend, $12, Marvin Bachman, West Bend, $8, James Roupe, West Bend, $10, Keith Wid- clel, Ringsted, $10, Paul Banwart, West Bend, $11, Robert Meter, Fairmont, .$8, and Ronald Garrett, Ft. Dodge, $11, speeding; Tim Brennan, New Hampton, $5, no chauffuer's license; and Orie Shipler, Algona, $5, mufflers. In a city case, John Pfeffer, Algona, was fined $25 for intoxication. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Suspect Third Car Involvement In Fatal Crash Taking 3 Lives Is there a possibility that a third, and as yet unidentified, driver may have been at lenst partially responsible for the t\vo-enr crash that claimed the lives of two Burl women, Mrs Clifford Holding. 51, and her mother. Mrs Pearl Daniels. 85. and n Spencer pastor, Rev. Clayton Wittstruck. 47, a mile north of Hurt on highway 1G9 Friday evening, Aug. 2-1? That is the question that remains unanswered more than a week after the tragedy and it has been foremost in the minds of Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and Patrolman Dick Pedersen, who investigated the mishap. Did a car pull out of the west crossroad, which leads to the area "i-mile south of Lone Rock to the vicinity of the crash; was the pastor passing a large truck and the driver of (he vehicle did not hear the crash or see it in the rear-view mirror; did Rev. Wittstruck attempt to pass an auto or truck being driven by someone not In a condition to drive (intoxication); or a car or truck driven by a person who (lien left the scene in fear? 4 The sun set at OM9 p.m. that day — Aug. 2-1. It was certainly time for drivers to have lights on — hut did the vehicles involved have driving lights on — or not? Perhaps these questions will always remain unanswered, due to the fact that all known persons involved died as a result of the crash which brought to six the number of persons killed on county roads and highways during I!l(i2. The questions popped up soon after the crash. Sheriff I.iml- horst, using a camera as an investigation aid. was first to mention the possibility of a third vehicle. The fact that the Wiltstnick vehicle was all the way over into the east lane o( (raffice at the time indicates the pastor may have been passing another vehicle. The Holding auto was headed north anil the Wittstruek machine south at the time and both cars were about a mile from their destination when the crash killed all three persons in the aulos. Investigation of any crash without witnesses or survivors is a difficult matter — and in many cases it is impossible to piece together evidence that might provide reasons for such a tragedy. Normally, the job is made less troublesome due to the fact there are witnesses or survivors alive after such a mishap. Two File For School Board; Election Monday Two men, Jack Limbaugh, Algona, and Russ Medin, Whittemore, will be candidates for three- year terms on the Algona Community School District board of education, according tg latest in- 9.58 Inches Rain In Week A Crop Boost No Damage Anna Missal Passes; Rites Are Tomorrow Mrs Anna Marie Missal, 80, life-, time resident of Titonka, died Sunday at the Good Samaritan Home here where she had been residing Funeral services for Mrs Missal. Wedding Licenses Three wedding licenses were issued by County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to ioger Frink and Donna Knoll, Aug. 29; Dale Yeoman and Mary xw Hoover, Aug. 31; and Calvin Mogler and Sharon McEvoy, Sept. Attendance In Public Schools Here Sets High Approximate attendance figure? for the Algona Community Schoo District indicate the largest enrollment in the history of the public school system here, according to Supt. 0. B. Laing. With all totals not complete there are 1,552 enrolled now. The total in the high school, 435, is the largest in history, while the elementary, 907, and junior high, 210, are up slightly from last year There are 208 kindergarten students and the largest class in the high school is the sophomores with 121, Harvest Festival The annual parish Harvest Festival of Sacred Heart Catholic church at Ledyard will be held Sunday, Sept. 9, according to Rev Robert Thiele. Turkey and all the rimmings will be served from 4 to f p.m. John Shaw John Shaw, above, a native of da Grove, took over the management of the J. C. Penney store here this week. He comes to Algona from Fon du Lac, Wis. where he had been asst. manager in the Penney store since 1956. Prior to that he had been in Penney stores at Perry and Ames, Iowa. He graduated from Ida Grove high in 1948 and attended the U. of So Dak. for a year. He is married, and his wife is a native of Atlantic, Iowa. The Shaws have four children, aged 8, 5, 3 and six months, and the family will move here as soon as a house is found. John's father is manager of the Penney store at Jefferson, Iowa. Jim Carroll, Penney manager here the past several years, and his mother, left over the weekend for Sioux Falls, where Jim will be located with the Penney Co. Case Completed, Court Orders Attorney Fees An order fixing the compensation of T. C. Hutchison, Algona attorney, for legal services rendered to Elmer Stebritz during recent court action here was approved in district court here this week. The court approved payment of $335 for the attorney's fees. In other district court activities, Mike Wagner entered a plea of guilty to a charge of OMVI and was fined $300 and costs. Judge Richard W. Cooper, who presided, set appeal bond at $500. A default was ordered in a matter with E. J. Kollasch as plaintiff and Durwood Rutledge and Mrs Durwood Rutledge, defendants, which entitles the plaintiff to recover $140.47, plus interest, through a judgment action. The election, with polling places located at .thp high school building here for persons in the original district and at the city hall at Whittemore for persons living in that new portion of the district, will be held next Monday, Sept. 10. LimbauRh is a candidate for the position boLig vacated by Gene Hutchins, who has served on the board for several years. He is not a candidate. Medin is an incumbent member of the new board. Frank Diekman is incumbent candidate for a short and long term as treasurer. Brother Killed St. Joe — Mrs M. T. McGuire received word here late Wednesday afternoon of the death of her brother, Leonard Voit, Faribault, Minn, in a car accident Wednesday afternoon on his way home from work. Leonard Voit is survived by his wife a son and daughter, a sister, Mrs M. T. McGuire, and a brother, Jerome Voit. Funeral services were held at Faribault, Minn. Saturday at 9 a.m. Hail Damages Corn, Beans In Ringsted Area Ringsted — Farmers in the area three miles north and two east of Ringsted were hit by hail Wednesday, Aug. 24 about 11 p.m. The hail shredded corn leaves and broke many bean pods off in this area, which includes two sections of land. Farmers hit were Lloyd George, Reuben Johnson, Martin Hendricksen, Harold and Chris Jensen, Harry Nelson and some land rented by James Sorensen. Two sheep were kilted at the Russell Miller farm on Kossuth Emmet county line road as lightning struck the silo on their farm Wednesday evening. Damage was also done to the base of the silo. Mrs. Oston Of S-City Passes; Funeral Held Funeral services for Mrs Jamet Oston, 90, were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Swea City Methodist church. Rev. Edward Maus officiated with burial at Oak Hill olAl Miasal. Algona, will held Wednesday at' 1 p.'ta. at I the Good Hope Lutheran church si Titonka. Burial will be at the Lutheran cemetery there and McCullough's Funeral Chapel, Algona, is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Maurice Keil, Ubbe Meyer, Alvin Honken, Edward Boyken, William Fritz and Morris Givens. Anna Marie Rakow, daughter of Mr and Mrs Albert Rakow, was born in Germany Oct. 29, 1881 and married to Adolph Missal at Titonka Sept. 2, 1908. Mr Missal preceded her in death in 1953. She was a member of Good Hope Lutheran church at Titonka. Besides the son, Al Missal, Algona, she is survived by two grandchildren. Two brothers pre ceded her in death. 12 Suspects From T-B X-Ray Check The 17th annual Contact X-ray program in Kossuth County has been concluded according to C. B. Murtagh, president of the Kossuth County Tuberculosis Association. and Health Rolls Car An Algona youth K. Thomas Specht, 16, escaped uninjured when the auto he was driving rolled over on a gravel road a mile south and I'/-, miles east of Burt at 11 a.m. Saturday. The auto was headed east at the time and loose gravel was blamed for the crash which caused an estimated $350 damage to the auto. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst investigated. cemetery, Estherville. Mrs Oston died Aug. 28 at the home of her daughter and son-in- law, Mr and Mrs John Verbrugge in Swea City. She had been ill and confined to bed for some time. Survivors including her daughter, Mrs Verbrugge, are a daughter, Lucille, Washington, D. C. and a son Edward of Bethesda, Md. She was preceded in death by her husband. Takes Mpls. Course Dale W. Nauman of Burt has enrolled at Dunwoody Industrial Institute in Minneapolis, where he is going to take courses in refrigeration and appliance repair and service. Forty-sLx persons had chest X- rays taken while the mobile X-ray unit was in the county and interpretation of the films indicated 12 of these showed findings suspicious of probable active, inactive or healed tuberculosis, or of activity undetermined. In addition 5 persons were found to have other chest abnormalities indicat- ng possible tumors, heart conditions, cancer, etc., which may need further medical attention. Redmond And Wildin Take Stock Features Stacy Redmond, Sheffield, managed to miss all the wreckage and rack up a win in the feature of a good program of semi-modified stock car races at the fairgrounds Labor Day. A total of four restarts were required before the end of the race, and five cars were removed from action due to damage that resulted. The season championship races are on tap this Friday, beginning at 8 p.m. There will be no time trials and positions will be determined by points won by drivers during the season here. Follow- ng the program, a dance, with ticket-holders from the races ad- •nitted free, will be held at the VFW hall here. Trophies will be awarded to the winners at the dance. Grinds To Half In Kossuth The Chicago & North Western Ry., strikebound, came to a halt with its entire operation in Kossuth county, as well as in all other portions of five midwestern states, last week. The telegraphers union went on strike; other unions refused to cross picket lines. Prior to the start of the strike boxcars that had been loadec along the line were removed jus before the strike began; other empties, where loading orders had been received, were moved to side tracks, and all incoming rail frei- R 1.24 7.17 .04 ght enroute for the most reached its destination. part Where shipments were enroute and could not reach their destinations before the strike deadline, the North Western said transfer to other lines had been made. While negotiations continue, there seemed to be no immediate end in sight. The North Western crosses Kossuth county, south to north, with one branch running from Burt north to Klmore, the other from Burt west through Fenton, and to Crystal Lake, Minn. Will Holdorf is the Algona agei/t- telegrapher. FB Drills Here Are Bit Muddy Football drills continued at both ligh schools here, Algona public and Garrigan, during the pasj veek in rather sporadic fashion as numerous rain storms made quagmires of practice fields. Coach Jim Hershberger of AHS and Coach Beanie Cooper of Garrigan are still searching for starting line-ups who will take the field in season openers Sept. 14. The Bulldogs will travel to Emmetsburg for a meeting with the E-Hawks and the Golden Bears will travel to Des Moines for a meeting with Dowling for their first games of the 1962 season. Despite Five Day Downfall Local rainfall in the past week totaled 9:58 Inches, and will prove an aid in several ways to farm prospects this fall. No damage from hail was reported over the week, during which raJn fell in five o/ the seven days /../'• *y ek ' a weettior and preci. pttatton follows: DATE H i, Aug. 29 88 59 Aug. 30 70 59 Aug. 31 71 57 Sept. 1 88 50 Sept. 2 80 54 Sept. 3 77 53 Sept. 4 — .47 Dean Barnes, county extension irector, said that the rain would )robably make little difference in 10 corn crop, but would be a help o later varieties of soy beans, vould establish seedings better for 10 winter, and provide a better all pasture outlook. It will also benefit trees, shrubs and flowers. The area soil absorbed the moisture well, Barnes pointed out. Soil can absorb two inches of moisture to the foot, and the week's rainfall could mean that about five feet of soil soaked up moisture. The rain could have delayed fall plowing some, but prior to the rain it was too dry to plow anyway, he points out. There have been a few cases of blight in corn reported, mostly in low-lying areas, where moisture and dew tended to concentrate over periods of time. This has not been considered us serious, however, in the overall picture of 1962 crop prospects. Ex-Resident Of LuVerne Passes Funeral services for Elwin Huber, about 49, a former LuVerne resident, were held Thursday at Amsterdam, Mo. He died of a leart attack suddenly on Monday n Kansas City. Mr. Huber was born and reared it LuVerne and was graduated rom high school here in 1930. Surviving are his wife, Dona lien, also formerly of LuVerne; our children, Charles, Allan, Laretta and Jean; seven grandchildren; and his mother, Mrs. Hattie Huber of Amsterdam, Mo. Milton Worby of LuVerne is an uncle. Irvington Ideals Local achievement for Irvington Ideals was held Aug. 2 at the Wayne Wickwire home. Judges were Mrs Ervin Gerber and Mrs C. A. Gutknecht. Lunch was served by the Irvington Homemakers. Camp at Clear Lake was enjoyed by the girls Aug. 20 to 23. Travel Series Starts Sept. 25 The Algona Kiwanis Club will sponsor a Travelogue Series to be held at the high school auditorium, consisting of five evening performances, as follows: Sept. 25 - "By Jeep Around The World" by Ted Bumiller; Oct. 9, "Unique Petite Belgium" by Robt. Davis; Nov. 6, "Across Tropical Africa" by Len Stuttman; Nov. 26 "The Mighty Mississippi" by James Metcalf; and Feb. 3 "The Trade Wind Islands"

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