The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 11, 1962 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 11, 1962
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I (EPjje &lsona Upper Be* jiotnes Nnv "f C( iS& C !f^ r a A U ? r ?V he P° stofflce at Algona, Nov. 1. 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER It, 1962 2 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES VOL. 97 - NO. 36 Off m T By Russ Waller * • * Seems like somebody must be wrong, somewhere. ,u° n J he one hancl we hear that he NFO withholding action on livestock has not overly reduced the supply of cattle and hogs going to market for this time of the year. . On the other hand the withholding action is given as the reason for a rise in meat prices from the processors. Seems like it took a lot longer several years back, when markel livestock prices hit the skids, for the wholesale prices to dip even a little bit. * * * You're getting old when you pick up a cute blonde's handkerchief and turn it in at the lost and found desk. * * * Mr and Mrs Wade Sullivan had as weekend visitors Dr. and Mr?Donal O'Sullivan of Dublin Ireland, on their first visit to 'lowa The doctor is a cousin of the Algona postmaster, and had been on a medical program at McGill University, Toronto, Canada. It seems that the "0" in the name was dropped off by Postmaster Sullivan's father, but the Dublin kinfolks are still using it. Dr. O'Sullivan was also a guest in Rochester of the Mayo Clinic. He made the mistake in a public place of indicating he was a doe- tor, and before he knew it was surrounded with a host of people hinting for a diagnosis of their symptons. He is a radiologist. * * * Seems that maybe it would have been wiser to ease up on football practice in the red-hot days of early season, rather than risk the loss by death of some of the university and high school boys who School Election Votes Both Calm^AmTUpsets No Algona Contest, But i * New Faces, other Areas Barn ' Ha y Destroyed Near Bode Several new faces will appea on public school boards through out of area, as a result of Mon days general school board elec tions. In one instance, write-in defeated nominees on the regula ballot. In Algona, where there were no official contests, Russ Medin and Jack Limbaugh were elected to three-year terms on the board Medin polled 215 votes, 104 in the Algona precinct and 111 in Whitte more. Limbaugh received 170 votes, 100 in Algona and 70 in Whittemore. There were write-ins for Robert Deal (10), Louis Kelley (1), Gene Hutchins (3) and Lawrence Hutzell (1). Fred Diekmann was reelected treasurer without opposition. There were write-ins for Francis Mullin and Clare Blossom. This died this fall, almost all from heat prostration, according to news stories,- -particularly -< frorfi" frrw south. * * * Before the fall season has completely eliminated the Municipal Rose Garden on East North St. we want to pay tribute to an excellent and beautiful job. We have kidded about it a little, but never seriously. The Rose Garden was a constant source of color, blooms and neatness, and a rare thing to find anywhere in this area. To Gardener Bunting of the Park Commission, and all others, individually or as organizations, who helped to establish and maintain the Rose Garden, a job might- ly well done. * Hi # State of the Nation Dept. Sanitation experts of the army have discovered that the female cockroach emits a distinctive perfume that lures the male. They are working on a synthetic per fume to lure the cockroaches to mass death. Atomic scientists at Brookhave National Laboratory buried chunk of radioactive cesium (sof metallic element) in a patch o woods. Today, 10 months later for two acres around the burie metal, all plant life is dead. Rites Tomorrow At Wesley For Mrs. John Weig Wesley — Mrs John Weig, 78 died Sunday afternoon at he home here following a lengthv illness. Funeral services will be held a 9:80' a.m. Wednesday In St.' r J6s eph's Catholic church here, with burial following at the local cem etery. Hamilton Funeral Home Algona, is in charge of arrangements. Born at Haverhill, la. Dec. 23, 1884, she was a daughter of Ben and Teresa Puls. She was married to John Weig Oct. 30, 1906 in St. Joseph's church at Wesley and they farmed in that area until 1947 when they retired and moved into town. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs Joe Drummer, Livermore, Mrs Walt Drummer, Marshalltown, and Mrs Edmund Drummer, Laurel; five sons, Joe, Wesley, Ed, Hubbard and John, Raymond and Eugene, at home; 26 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Esther Sigsbee, middle nam "Grace", was author of an article which appeared in the Sunday magazine supplement of the Om aha World-Herald. It was a satire on beauty contests for girls in the awkward age—over 40, that is. We have not as yet read this particular article, but we're mighty glad it is Esther that is referring to the "awkward stage of over 40", and not ourselves, * » * Roman Waldera, who spent a week or so at St. Ann hospital after a heart attack, re- ceivcd a host of get well cards, but none more unique than the one from his dog, Koko, complete with Koko's footprint in ink for a signature. * * * It is interesting to note that some members of Congress have a variety of proposals for using force against Cuba. Force would mean armed warfare. We well understand, now, that we erred sometime back in not taking a more forceful interest in what went on down there. But does any member of Congress honestly think that "force" is the answer today? It could lead to global war — want to risk it? * * * Famous Last Line — Now on this play, you block out that big tackle. Equity Case Is Filed; Result Of Will Terms A case in equity, pertaining t a will and its administrators, wa filed in district court here thi week. Jennie Crahan, administratrix o the estate of Francis J. Crahan deceased, is plaintiff, and Walter D. and Margaret Crahan, execu tors of the state of Maggie Crahan, deceased, are defendants. According to the petition, the defendants have failed and neglected to make any payments under the terms of the will of Maggie Crahan to the estate of Francis J. Crahan. The instrument was filed six years ago. The petition also alleges that the defendants have not made an accounting of the estate and the )laintiff seekf judgment for such sum as may be found due. Truck Rolls In Ditch With A Load Of Calves A truck, driven by Charles W. 'ohle, 37, Lancaster, and loaded with 13 head of calves, tipped over on its side four miles east of Algona on highway 18 at 3:30 a.m. Thursday. Total damage was not estimated. The truck was headed west at the time. The vehicle went off the south edge of the road into the ditch and rolled over. The driver stated he attempted to pull the machine back on the highway, but couldn't. Patrolman Charles Bird investigated the mishap, involved a short term and long term, Diekmann receiving both. TWO WRITE-INS WIN AT RODMAN Two write-ins, Frank Christensen and Richard Bonnstetter were elected to the Rodman school board, Monday, for three-year terms. Christensen polled 35 Bonnstetter 36, and Ronald Meyer who was on the printed ballot, led with 71. All were elected. Other candidates were James Barber 33, and Frank Ulrich, 33. Jack Turner was reelected tree, surer without opposition. The question of reorganization is believed to have been the underlying reason for the write-in vic- '.ory. 274 VOTE, WEST BEND: BUS GARAGE APPROVED Ernest Schafer, 201, Fred Wirtz 183, and H. Peter Mertz, Jr 171' were elected to three-year terms' on the West Bend school board and Ralph Struthers, 231, won r one-year term in Monday's vote George H. Blake, candidate for he three-year term, received 146 'otes. A proposal to build a bus gar ge, at an estimated cost of about 56500, passed, 174 to 80. Algona Farmer Counterclaims In Court Scrap turkey A court battle, involving raising ;md its subsequent IcmcnK appeared likely as a result of suit and counter-suit filed in Kossuth district court. Named as defendant in an original suit was I, I. (iisch. Jr., Al- fiona farmer, with International Milling Co. of Minneapolis as plaintiff. In the counter-suit. (iisch is suing the milling company. Basically at stake is the question of whether or not Gisch will lose his farm, located miles ONE NEW MEMBER FOR BURT SCHOOL BOARD . M. I. Lichter and Gerald Huber were elected to ; three-year- terms- on the Hurt school board, Mon day. Lichter will be a new member, Huber was reelected. Russell Patterson was a third candidate. Herman Rachut Sr. war reelected as treasurer. Delmar Angus, retiring board president was not a candidate. An approving vote was given to a proposal to enable about $1,10C in a leftover fund from a bond issue to be transferred to the regular general fund, although there were 40 votes against it. Without such a vote, the fund would simply lie dormant and could not be used in any way. Firemen from Bode and Algona were called to the Ed McGuire farm, about 15 miles southwest of Algona at 7:30 p.m. Thursday When they arrived, the fire was out of control, and a large old barn filled with baled hay, burned to the ground. The flaming remains of the barn and hay are shown in the above photo. a wfnd^w'i'n ^ a? Discovered by Mrs' McGuire when she glanced out. of a window in then-•home, n earb£ Piemen were called, but nothing could NO CONTESTS IN TITONKA ELECTION Erwin L. Giesking was named as a new director here for three years. Mrs Ethel Downs was reelected treasurer. There was no opposition. fl-,nc,H K° f PerS °? S drove to the scene ' as the g'°w from the flames could be seen for many miles in all directions. Spontaneous combus ion m the hay was blamed for the blaze. (UDM Flashfoto-! Class Officers Named For Local High Schools MEN/. WEHRSPANN WIN IN SENTRAL VOTE Willard Menz, 157, and Harol Wehrspann, 98, were elected t hree-year terms on the Sentra school board. Gene Huskamp third candidate, received 75 votes Menz will be a new board mem ber for three years. Wehrspann was an incumbent. Angus Cotton was reelected treasurer with 136 votes. There were 12 write-ins for Gerald Voigt A total of 168 votes were cast with two spoiled. REELECTED 2 BOARD MEMBERS, LEDYARD Harold Herzog, 31, and Aubrey Waterhouse, 33, were reelected to three-year terms on the Ledyard board, with a total of 34 votes There were write-ins for Everett Thompson and Melvin Busch. 31 VOTES CAST AT LAKOTA, MONDAY With 31 votes cast, Louis Price was reelected to the Lakota board with 27 votes. There were three write-ins for Dr. H. H. Murray. DR. BRAINERD WINNER IN LuVERNE VOTE Dr. Robt. Brainerd with 81 votes was elected to a three-year term, while Raymond Harig, second candidate, polled 60. Don Froeh- ich was not a candidate for reelection. One hundred forty-five votes were cast, with one spoiled and one write-in. 198 VOTES CAST IN SWEA CITY BALLOT Harvey C. Larsen was reelected o the school board with 104 votes. Valter O'Green received 90 votes. A. J. Bilsborough was reelected treasurer without opposition. Giddings Heads LuVerne Legion Guy C. Giddings is the newlj elected commander of the Ernes Merkle Post 644 of the American Legion at LuVerne. Other officers are Bert Ramus 1st vice commander; Allen Blake 2nd vice commander; Vernon Plathe, adjutant; Dr. Robe n Brainerd, service officer; Augusi Pergande, chaplain; Leslie Calkins, historian, Richard Bristow sergeant-at-arms, and Edward Lindebak, finance officer. Former Algona Youth Injured In Go-Kart Race Ronnie Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chet Cook, former Algonans now living at Arnolds Park, was •ushed to a Sioux City hospital Labor Day after one of his feet was nearly severed in a go-kart mishap at Akron, la. Reports of the mishap have been spotty, but according to word received here, Ronnie's kart skidded and in some way he was thrown off and his foot entangled in the chin drive of the vehicle. His foot was sewn back on and t is hoped it can be saved. He was also in severe shock for a while ollowing the mishap. His parents have been with him at the hospital. Wesley Fire Wesley — The fire department was called to the Alvin Becker lome about 11 p.m. last Tuesday s lightning had struck a large tack of baled hay out in the field. JayCee Award Everett Brundeen received the Mgona JayCee of the Month ward for August. He received the ward as a result of his work as hairman of the concession stand Class officers at Algona high school have been elected for the 1962-63 school year. The seniors have chosen Bob Pratt, president; Pat Conn, vice president; Lance Johnson, secretary; and Tom Waller, treasurer. Junior officers are Doug Barr president; Vicky Steil, vice president; Marilyn Black, secretary and Trudy Belts of Whittemore' treasurer. Sophomore officers are Bruce McCullough, president; Rollie Perkins, Whittemore, vice president; Norman Benson, secretary; anci Steve Hardy, treasurer. Freshmen have elected Carol Teeter, president; Lynn Taylor vice president; Jane Raney, secretary; and Tom Dailey, treasurer. The upper classes of Garrigan ligh school also chose their student leaders for the 1962-63 school year, Sept. 7. Elected officers in each class are: Seniors—President, Cletus Mos- >ack; vice president, Donna Mergen; secretary, Anne Hobscheidt- reasurer, Louis Heinen; histor- an, Judy Knoll; and social chairman, Mary Lou Grandgenett. Juniors — President, Lewis El- >ert; vice president, Marilyn Stofel; secretary, Faith Ann Mertz; reasurer, Michael Dahlhauser historian, Luke McCarthy; and social chairman, Jean Gengler. Sophomores — President, Randy Kollasch; vice president, Mary Lou Brown; secretary, Ann Wilson; treasurer, James Squires; historian, James Grandgenett; and social chairman, Jeanette Stetzel. After a month of orientation and an opportunity to became better acquainted, the freshman class will elect their officers for the school year on Oct. 4. Rev. Muhleman, former Algona Man, Passes Funeral services for Rev W G Muhleman. 88, well-known former Algona resident, were held Monday afternoon at the Chapel on the Hill at Friendship Haven Fort Dodge. Dr. Clarence Thompkins and Dr. Corwin Taylor officiated and burial was in Oakland Cemetery, Fort Dodge. Rev. Muhleman died Sept f, at Friendship Haven after being in failing health for some time. He was district superintendent of the Methodist church here for several years during the imo's and was active in the Boy Scout program here and at other places for more than 52 years. Born in Hannibal, Ohio, ho was graduated from high school at La Moille, 111., attended Northwestern University and was graduated from Gerett Biblical Institute al Evanston, 111. He was married to Sara Melissa Dewey at Milford in June, 1904. Shu survives him Woman Fined $10 In Court Here After Fracas Rita Peterson of Luther, la., was fined $10 and costs following a preliminary hearing on a charge of assault ami battery in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court hc'rc- Saturday night following a fracus at the laundromat on South Phillips si. As the story was pieced together by Policeman Hutchison who investigated, Mrs Peterson struck Mrs Jerry Ostrum of Algona, who was doing some laundry at the time. Mrs Peterson's mother, Mrs Walter Rich, Algona, had dry cleaned some drapes and a discussion on the condition of the drapes resulted in name-calling by Mrs Peterson, who allegedly struck Mrs Ostrum. The one sided struggle occurred abou 7:45 p.m. 3 Couples Wed Three wedding licenses were issued by County Clerk Alma Pearson here this week. They went to Jack Carlson and Georgia Heldorfer, Sept. 7; and Arlo J. Jones and Carolyn K. Hovey; and Peter t the Kossuth County Fair. 8. J. Kehoe and Grace Harvey, Sept. Suffers Broken Bone Second Time This Year Swea-Eugle — Robert Sanders, Fairmont, son of the William Sanders, had his second misfortune this summer last Sunday morning when his crutch slipped and he fell and received a hairline fracture of his right arm at the elbow. Bob was going down steps at the Baptist church at Fairmont when the accident occurred. The crutches were for an injury received in July, when he pulled a lawn mower over his left foot as he stumbled and fell backward He sustained a deep gash on his ankle, severed his big toe and tore much of the flesh from the inside of his foot. Former Teacher Here Bitten By Rattlesnake Nancy Courtney Is 4-H Hostess Nancy Courtney was hostess to the U-Go-1-Go Club Sept. 5 Elec tion of officers was held. New officers are: president, Kathy Bes- tenlehner; vice president, Jean Owens; secretary, Jackie Kinden; treasurer, Jean Abbott; his torian, Cheryl Lupkes; music Rose Bullock; photographer ami assistant, Darlu C'arr and Nancy Courtney, librarian, Maureen Bes tenlehner; health chairman, Gretchen Deim; safety, Jean Robin son; recreation, Virginia Sifert; special activity, Donna Kenyon. Byron Arnold, 53, biology instructor in a Cedar Rapids high school and former biology teacher at Algona high school, was reportedly in satisfactory condition Monday night in a hospital at Cedar Rapids after suffering a rattlesnake bite in a classroom. Mr Arnold was wearing leather gloves while sluming a timber rattler to a class. The snake struck him above one of the gloves and three hours later he became ill. Arnold taught biology here in the late :)0's and took at least one group of students on a field trip to McGregor where I hey captured several rattlers and returned them to Algona for study. Five Teenagers Saved From lake By Wesley Men Wesley — Louis and Stanley .Simpson possibly saved the liu-s of three boys and iwo fUrls Saturday, Sept. i. about 10 p.m. The Simpsons wen- fishing near (iull I'oint, \\i-sl Okoboji, when they noticed a light on Ihe water about a half-mile away and they went to investigate. They found the five teenagers clinging lo an o\crturn- fd boat, almost i-.\hau»li-il. Only one could swim and all life jackets were under the overturned boat. The Simpson men got all to shore safely. southwest of Algona. His counter claim against the company is for $43,350 damages. Milling Company's Suit The milling company originally 'ilcd a petition, naming Gisch and us wife, Nina, as defendants, for i $38,504.19 judgment in settle- nent for promissory notes allcged- y signed by Gisch for feed and i'ii.000 turkeys obtained from the firm. That petition was filed July 10. Gisch's counter claim asks that it be separated from the case filed earlier by the milling firm and also seeks a separate trial by jury. In it, the defendant, Gisch, denies documents signed by him, 57 in all, are promissory notes, and says they are merely receipts for goods furnished by the plaintiff to him, or so he. understood. The counter claim says that security of mortgage (a chattel signed by him with the company) is by its terms limited to turkey brooder houses, range shelters, feeding and watering equipment and all other turkey raising equipment and supplies (personal property) and denies it covers any houses or buildings or any realty. The plaintiff has taken all property on which the mortgage is a ien. The defendant further states n the counter claim that he relied upon plaintiff's advice, assistance and good faith in financing and transacting such turkey business. The plaintiff had orally and frequently agreed that it would not claim any rights in or against any real and other personal property not connected with this turkey business. When the mortgage wa.s signed, plaintiff orally represented and assured defendant that it would be limited to security aforesaid and would entail no personal liability or obligation on his part beyond that security. Signed fi? Papers According to the counter claim the plaintiff stated orally that 57 papers signed were merely receipts and entailed no personal liability. The defendant asks that personal judgment against him be dismissed and that any foreclosure decree be limited to existing security of said mortgage. A total of $5,850 of his counter claim damages is a result of an illeged premature sale of the tur- coys involved. "I want to pay them, but just he way I bought it," says Gisch, •eferring to his understanding with the company. The original petition states that he defendant, Gisch, made, executed and delivered to the plain- ff 71 written promissory notes, otaling the principal sum" of $:i'j,- 23.56. The unpaid balance was allegedly $37,098.84 and there was $1,405.35 interest due, a total of $30,504.19, on July 15, 1962. The petition was amended Aug. 23, the number of notes involved changed to 57 and the total due to $37,649.99. Mr Gisch has raised turkeys for a dozen years and has had previous turkey and feed agreements with the same milling firm. Wed 25 Years ^ Titonku — Mr. and Mrs. John Stott will observe their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house in their home Saturday, Sept. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. No invitations are being sent, Hand In Wringer Hurt — Mrs Clara Marlow suffered a painful injury on Satur- da> when her hand became caught in the wringer of her washing machine. She was rushed to St. Ann hospital where it was necessary to take several stitches

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