The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 16, 1962 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 16, 1962
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I By Russ Waller • * • t^M '?u al housewlf c. in whose family the Sunday morning nil- grimage to the city dump has become something of a ritual, remarks that her husband is "the best dressed guy at the dump." we do not dispute her claim. However, one of these days we anticipate the present dump becoming a thing of beauty, instead of an eyesore on Algona's approach from the north. Wish the garden club or some other energetic women s organization would make thi a project... how could our cit fathers refuse their pleas of beau tification, or perhaps a good camp- Ing and picnic spot beside th flowing waters of the Des Moine river, east fork? * * * While our weather has been such that thoughts of winter have been pushed to innermost recesses of the mind, it is still coming And postal authorities are asking now that rural patrons anticipate the situation and make plans to keep snow cleaned out from around their mail boxes, even if they have to call their supervisors for road plowing. It's the patron's ESTABLISHED 1865 IOWA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1962 THREE SECTIONS-IS PAGES GH5 Homecoming Queen Candidates Piu. 12-P age Tabloid VOL. 97 - NO. 41 job, around however. his own mail box, Algona Mayor C. C. Shiork brought home a nice trophy from Des Moines. He was one of six Iowa mayors to receive an Award of Merit from the League of Iowa Municipalities, of which he was president in 1959 and I960. * * * An insurance man of our acquaintance, who bought an ad in an adjacent listing in the new telephone book, got quite a shock- when he discovered that his billing of $7.50 wasn't for a year, but just for the month of October — with 11 more to come. Because of its present voluminous content we know of several who simply use paper clips to clip together the pages from some of the other towns, leaving the Algona pages loose for easy access in trying to find the numbers you want. * * * Dog poisoners are at work, scouts report. Mike Rentz says he will give a $25 reward to anyone presenting information leading to the discovery of the poison- er. Dogs belonging to Rentz, and also to Mike Brayton, have been poisoned in the North Minnesota street area. * * * Mrs Archie Voigt of Whittomore ran a classified ad in last week's Upper Des Moines after the tail gate of their truck was lost. The paper went to press Tuesday afternoon — that evening she had a call from a reader and had the end gate returned. Only 26 Candidates On 'Smallest' Ballot 4 Year Terms, No Judges To The annual Homecoming football game, complete with selection of a Queen and King, will be held at Garrigan high schoo here this glr ' S Sh ° W " he '' e> a " seniors are candidates for he een Utl A Reding ' da "ghter of Mr. and Mrs. •i h T Hobscheidt - daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George lobscheidt Mary Lou Gales, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Galls nd Vickie Bradley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bradley. King candidates are Bob Schneider, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Schneider, Bill Rahm son of Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Rahm, Tom Huds . . , us Mr «TM P a "c Mrs- Worth Hudspeth, and Dick Stoulil, son o . — members of the squad this season. The Queen will be crowned during festivities at the Garriean—0 Gorman of Sioux Falls football game and she and the King will be crowned to preside over the Homernmino n.™™ m-f ...;n «5ii»... im- garne "* H ° meC ° ming Dance that wil1 the One gentleman of our acquaint ance says that he doesn't know who figured out the $600 exemption for a wife on tax returns, but it sure must have been a bachelor. * * * As we empty about a half dozen big waste baskets a week around the office, we wonder how much paid advertising some of the big companies could buy if they spent the same amount for regular space as they spend trying to work "free" material into the newspapers. We suspect they'd be way ahead with paid space. * * * One little fellow pretty dissatisfied with school told his teacher that he didn't like the idea of having to stay in school until he was 16. But his teacher had a ready comeback: "Don't let that worry you; I may have to stay here until I'm 65," * * * G. F. Towne, one of our more ardent fishermen and hunters, tells the story of being out fishing and having an onlooker watch him for about three hours. Then he turned to the man and asked "why don't you try fishing yourself?" "I ain't got the patience," came the reply. * * * We sort of like a motto spotted on the wall of a business place in this area, which reads: "No one ever lost an order because the quality was too high or the service too good." * » » Famous Last Line — (In 9 new book on WW3, written by an old and wise Frenchman): "We lost in mo because we tried to oppose Hitler's seven- day workweek with our owa four-day workweek." 6 Hog Cholera Cases Show Up In Area "A total of six hog cholera cases were diagnosed and reported in the past two weeks in Kossuth County, according to reports received from the state veterinarians office, Des Moines, Iowa, said Dean L. Barnes, Algona, County Extension Director. The report indicates that Kossuth County is one of three "Cholera Hot Spots" in the state of Iowa. "I don't want to panic every swine producer, but I think they all should know that there are active cases all over the countv" said Barnes. "They can then make up their own minds as to what they should do", he added. Most cases are in native home grown herds, although one is a feeder pig situation. He reported that Dr. Henry Voetberg, federal veterinarian from Garner, has been spending considerable time in Kossuth County the past week investigating breaks. the cholera out- Fall Festival Of St. Cecelia's Parish, Oct. 21 St. Cecelia's Parish of Algona. Iowa, will hold its annual "Fall Festival" this coming Sunday October 21st at the Academy Hall The public is invited. Dinner will be served starting at 4:00 p.m. and continuing until 7:30 p.m. A delicious menu is in store for all those who attend. Tickets are priced at $1.00 per adult 1 children under 12 60c. Many valuable awards will be given away during the afternoon and evening. Arrangements have been made for all to have a most enjoyable time. Ken Cowan Car Stolen Here A Chevrolet sedan owned by Ken Cowan of Algona was reported to Algona police as stolen from the Cowan home garage, on East State Street, sometime between midnight and 3 a.m. last Thursday morning. . --.,..,..,, * Several clues were being checked out by police, but the car was still unrecovered as of Monday. 3 Schools Ask Membership, State Line Unit Burt — Ten superintendents of the State Line Conference met at the Cunningham Dining Room in Burt on Thursday. In business transacted the group approved the proposed schedule for the annual conference band festival to be held at Armstrong on Jan. 28. The proposed schedule calls for day-long practice sessions with a 40 minute massed Band Concert and 40 minute concert by a Select Band chosen from participating bands. Also discussed to some length but tabled until the Nov. 6 meeting was the possibility of allowing Lincoln - Central - Gruver and the Woden - Crystal Lake schools joining the conference. Deer, Steers Involved In Two Crashes Two accidents in Kossuth county as the result of collisions between vehicles and livestock were reported within 10 minutes of each other last Friday. At about G:50 p.m., east of Algona, a deer bounded onto highway 18 and was struck by a car driven by Monte Haag, 22, with some damage to the car. The deer continued on into the fields- whether it was badly hurt is unknown. At noon Saturday, conservation officials had still not discovered the animal. About 7 p.m., 2V.'i miles northeast of Bancroft, some Black Angus steers were struck by a car driven by Walter Schiltz, Bancroft. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst estimated damage of $150 to the car, and possibly $680 for the livestock. The accident happened in front of the George Lickteig farm. 12 Page Roto Section This issue of The Upper Des Moines also brings a 12-page Farm and Home section in rotogravure color for our readers. The October issue pays special attention to good poultry management for profit, and some tempting recipes for the Halloween-Fall season. There is also a special article by a retired agricultural engineer, who does not believe that the family farm and small town is about to wither up further and disappear. It's interesting, and worth reading Bar Ass'n Sponsor Legal Series Ads Of Family Value The Kossuth County Bar Association is starting a series of 20 public information advertisements, this week, to run every other week, in the Algona newspapers. The series are explanatory in nature, touching on most of the ordinary aspects of life connected with legal problems and legal requirements, especially in the matter of estates and similar matters. We invite your attention to this series, a bought and paid for public service by the legal profession of the county. Former Algerians Badly Injured, Missouri Crash A terrible accident in the Kansas City, Mo. area recently sent two former Algona residents to the hospital, both severely injured, friends here have learned. Injured were Mr and Mrs Norman Walker, the latter the former Helen Goeders, whose parents, Mr and Mrs Dennis Goeders live at Independence, Mo. They own the Sheakley store building here. The Walkers were returning from a trip, and were struck head- on by a truck. The impact threw the engine of their car into the front seat where Mrs Walker would normally have been sitting but she happened to be resting in the rear seat at the time. She was badly lacerated about the face, however, and Mr Walker was very severely injured as well Both are still hospitalized, at last reports. Harvest Reports Good Corn, Beans At Work Peak The area's corn picking & bean harvest, under impetus of unusually mild, warm and sunny weath 01 er, hit high gear last week. Soybeans were running at above 30 bushels to the acre sectors reporting on their yields. Corn quality was also considered as good. Only one picker mishap has been reported thus far. Jack Delaney, Irvington, suffered severe skin burns but escaped death when his clothing became entangled in the power take-off of a picker. His clothing was torn from his body. He was hospitalized at St. Ann hospital for treatment, Tuesday afternoon of last week. Divorce Granted Lorna L. Mansfield was granted a divorce from Louis J. Mansfield by Judge G. W. Stillman in district court here this week. The plaintiff was also granted custody of a minor daughter and $75 per month support allowance for the young ster. * Hot Tar Fire At Burt Home Burt - The Burt Volunteer Fire department answered a call to the Larry Holding residence on Tuesday afternoon, when tar being used by a roofing crew to tar the house roof became too hot and ignited. Quick work by the firemen kept the fire from spreading from the container and no damage was done. U. S. Gives O.K. To Highway 169 Improvement AMES. IOWA - Approval has been received from the U.S. Bur eau of Public Roads for the hear- ng held in Algona July 5 on the proposed relocation and improvement of U.S. 169 in Kossuth County the Iowa State Highway Commission announced today. The work is slated for 1963 at a total estimated cost of $909000 From just north of the Junction of U.S. 18 to Burt, the highway improvement will consist of right of way, grading paving, shoulder right and culverts, widening and erosion control. A mile and a half of the highway south and west of Burt will be relocated and new pavement constructed. Total cost of this portion is estimated at $493,000. From four miles south of Algona to the Junction with Iowa 9, almost 23 miles of the highway will be improved with bridges and resurfacing of pavement at an estimated cost of $416,000. Elect, Reason Kossuth county voters, when they go to the polls, Tuesday, Nov. 6, will be using the smallest Iowa election ballot in modern times. There are only 26 candidates for office listed on the state, district and county offices. Township officers where there have been nominations are not included in the 26 mentioned. Some voting precincts have township candidates listed, some do not. Absentee ballots are now being mailed to those who have requested them from the county auditor's office here. Only 12 x 18 inches There are several reasons for the new, smaller ballot, which measures only about 12 by 18 inches in size, with a republican column, a democratic column, and an independent column. Candidates for state and district judgeships are no longer on the ballot, for one thing. The county tickets have also been shortened since elective offices are now for four years, instead of two, for most county offices. There are no contests this year for clerk of the district court, auditor and sheriff. They were elected two years ago to serve four years. Whether or not election interest is lagging is something that leaders of both parties are pondering Statewide, leaders of both parties have indicated that their efforts to arouse election sensitivies are not doing so well. How They Line Up In Kossuth, unlike some other counties, there will at least be contests for most offices on the county level. Exception are Casey .oss, democratic state representa- ive, who has no republican opposition on the ballot, and Rosella Voigt, incumbent d e m o c r a tic county treasurer. On the district level, incumbent Charles B. Hoeven, republican, is opposed by Donald Murray, Kossuth county candidate, and a democrat. Other contests: For county recorder, Clara Walker, democratic incumbent, is op- Elderly Man Saves 2 Children In Fire Quick thinking by an elderly Algona man, Andrew Hanson, who pulled the two small children of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dietrich to safety out of their smouldering home, then called the fire department about 8 a.m. Monday, brought to light a strange story of the fire later in the morning. Mr. Hansen was driving by the one-story, small home, which has only a front door, at 1115 East North street, whon he noticed smoke curling from the structure. He rushed to the house and found the children, a boy and a girl, inside a bedroom on the northwest corner of the house. He opened the window of the smoke-filled structure, pulled the children outside and called firemen. Police Chief Al Boekelman, after questioning the boy later, stated the lad told him he had accidentally started the fire, which caused slight damage. The boy's B-B gun had been plugged by Mrs. Dietrich with a corn cob. The boy drilled a hole in the cob Monday morning and stuck some papers in the hole — and lighted it with a match. The boy and girl were alone in the house at the time. The mother is employed at a local cafe and the father works on a farm and neither was home. The paper and cob began burning and the boy apparently tapped the barrel of the gun on a daybed in the living room. Burning paper fell on a pile of clothing in the room and the latter began to burn. He then attempted to kick the fire toward the only door in the house and another small fire started near the doorway. The children couldn't get out — and went to the bedroom where Mr. Hansen found them. It was the second time in eight months that there had been a fire in the house. The building was almost gutted by fire Feb. 14 this year and the Dietrichs lost almost 1 their possessions. Many local persons donated clothing and groceries to the family at that time. Firemen were at the scene of the blaze for almost an hour Monday morning. Motorcycle Injuries Fatal For Kenneth Fisher, 33 Heart Fund Memorials Memorial gifts totaling $63 have been donated for the third quarter of 1962 to the Iowa Heart Association, in memory of Glen Zwiefel, S. F. Plome, Dorothea B. Marty, Jens Andersen and L. H. Junkermejer, all of this county, Horse Falls On Youth Sunday At Bancroft Larry Bergman, 17, Bancroft, suffered a broken left wrist, possible injury to his right ankle and acerations on his left hand Sunday when a horse fell on him. Larry, son of Mr and Mrs Lawence Bergman, Bancroft, was helping a friend, Larry Rahe, 17, return riding horses to a Bancroft farmer. The youth had borrowed the horses Wednesday for use in a ride at the bazaar held at St. John's high school. Since Wednesday the horses had been pastured at the Rahe farm. About 3 p.m. Sunday young Bergman was riding one of the horses down a Bancroft street. A youngster nearby fired a pop-gun and the horse reared. The animal slipped on the wet pavement and fell on young Bergman. He was treated Sunday night by a Bancroft physican. posed by Marjorie Apple, repub lican. Gordon L. Winkel, democratic county attorney, is facing James H. Andreasen, republican no minee. In the supervisor contests, Char les Plathe, incumbent democrat has no republican opposition. Gary McDonald is democrat nominee for supervisor for the sec ond district, which includes Al gona, and faces Ray Beamish republican. Election of one of these will mean a new member of the county board of supervisors. In the third supervisor district t is Richard Cosgrove, democrat, versus incumbent John Rode, republican. Both are from Titonka. There will also be a new supervisor elected from the fourth dis- rict. There, Homer McCarthy, Bancroft democrat, is being op- >osed by Lawrence Newbrough, Lone Rock republican. As farm harvesting gets out of the way, however, it is probable that general election interest will grow. Both parties have opened county headquarters in Algona, the democrats in the former Cullen Hard ware building and the republicans in the former Western Auto store building, both are on State Street. Lindsay Firm Open House An Algona business firm which has grown steadily since it began in November, 1957, the Lindsay Soft Water Co. of Algona, Inc., will hold open house in its new quarters at 520 South Phillips street this Friday and Saturday, For everyone who attends the observance, there will be free gifts, free coffee and doughnuts and a drawing for several prizes. Complete information will be bund in a large ad in today's JPM. Howard Miller and Don Deal, life-long residents of Kossuth Bounty, are owners of the business. Kenneth E. Fisher, 33, former Bancroft and Lone Hock area re sident, died at 11:20 p.m. Friday in Municipal hospital at Spence of injuries received in a motoi cyc.le crash near his home at Sious Rapids sometime Thursday eve nfng. Funeral services for Mr Fisher were held at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran church in Fenton, with Rev. W. H. Friedrich officiat- ng. Burial was at East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Algona. Mr Fisher succumbed to a fractured skull and other injuries. Ho was found unconscious about two miles east of Sioux Rapids about 2 a.m. Friday after his wife notified police that he had not returned home. The motorcycle had plunged off the road on a hill. Fisher, son of Mr and Mrs Ernest Fisher of Lone Rock, wa.s manager of United Builders Inc. lumberyard at Sioux Rapids. He went to the yard, unlocked the place for some children who were building a parade float, and got on his motorcycle about 6 p.m. to take a ride. It was when he failed to return home that his wife notified authorities who began Lone Rock, attended school there and later married Joan Schadendorf, daughter of Mr and Mrs Alfred Schadendorf, also of Lone Rock. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean conflict before being transferred to Sioux Rapids as manager three years ago. Besides his wife and parents, he s survived by three children, De- "^wn, Scott and Susan, and two sisters, Mrs Don Murray, Ban- •roft, and Deloris Fisher of New York. Garry Funeral Home of Ban- •roft was in charge of arranga nents. search of the area, finding him badly injured some hours later. He was born Dec. 24, 1U29 at Last Rites For Anna Pijahn Lofts Creek Funeral services for Mrs Ann; Pijahn, 77, resident of the Lon Rock area for the past 43 years were held Monday at 2pm. in Immanuel Lutheran church a Lotts Creek. Rev. A. E. Vehling officiated and burial was in tht church cemetery. McCullough'i- Funeral Chapel was in charge o arrangements . Pallbearers were Ed Wichten dahl, Nick Gengler, Albert Metz ger, Ed Luedtke, Ed Lieb and Albert Meyer. Mrs Pijahn died Friday at St. Ann hospital here. Born at Edinburg, Austria. Dec 25, 1884, Anna Pertl was a daugh ter of Carl and Magdalena Pertl. She was married to August Pijahn Sept. 29, 1909 and was a charter member of the ladies aid of her church. Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Carl and Elmer, Lone Rock, and Lorenz, Norwood, Minn.; a daughter, Ruth (Mrs Russell Selvig), Nashua- 12 grandchildren; four brothers, *Adolph Pertl, Fenton, Lawrence Pertl, Whittemore, Charles Pertl, Minneapolis, and August Pertl. Cedar Rapids ;and a sister, Theresa (Mrs Verl Vincent), Whittier. Edward Hough Succumbs To Heart Attack Edward J. Hough, S2, well- known Algona real estate man, died following a heart attack at St. Ann hospital here at 6 p.m. Sunday. He suffered an earlier attack at his home early Sunday and was taken to the hospital th»t morning. He hud been hospitalized earlier for the same ailment. Funerul services for Mr Hough, one of Algona's best-liked men, will be held tomorrow (Wed.) at 2 p.m. in McCullough's Funeral Chapel. Rev. Frank Harcoy of the Congregational church will officiate and burial will follow at Kiverview cemetery. Pallbearers will be William Hood, Charles Hinken, Fred Dickmann, John Dreesman, Kyle Keith and Arnie Ricklefs. Masonic rites for Mr Hough, a member of that organization, will be held at the funeral chapel tonight i Tuesday) at 8 p.m. Edward John Hough, son of John and Anna Schumacher Hough, was born at Glenville Minn. May 3, 1880. He was married to Mary Purvis and had been •i resident of Algona since 1901. His wife, Mary, preceded him in death in 1954 and he married Laura Griffith Nov. 5, 1957. Mr Hough was a railway mail clerk for many years, retiring rom that position in 1933. He then Became a farm and real estate manager for the Purvis estate and also served as a director of the Security State Bank for many years. He was active in business lere until recently. Besides his wife, Laura, sur- ivors include a son, John, For- una, Cal.; two daughters, Franks, New York City, and Mary inn, Tucson, Ariz.; one grand- hild; a step-son, Robert Holcomb, Algona; and a sister, Alma (Mrs William Lynch), Saginaw, Mich.

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