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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 18, 1962
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^ Jltotnes ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second clnss matter nt the postofflce at Algona. Iowa. Nov. 1, 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. AK30NA, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1962 THREE SECTIONS-18 PAGES VOL. 97 - NO. 50 Plan $ 121,OOOCity Sewer Expansion By Russ Waller If you see a man walking around Algona this week, dropping pennies into parking meters either expired or about to expire, he isn't crazy. He is just a member of the Algona Salesman's Bureau doing a good deed. The Bureau decided that this little Christmas gesture was needed. They also have little cards which they place undor the windshield wiper stating: "Welcome to AJgona. Your parking meter had expired and we have given you 24 minutes free parking." They cover the meter area on foot, incidentally. Costs about $3 a day in pennies. We tip our hat to the Salesman's Bureau. * * * Shorty Eischeid's Banties are going to break into print once more. It seems that John Beiser is a customer for the Banties' eggs, and John says that since this column has mentioned the Banties, the size of the eggs has grown and he even found a couple with double yolks. Power of publicity? Two Hurt, Cars Damaged In 7 Area Mishaps Algona Woman Gets Fractured Pelvic Bone A well-known Algona woman Mrs Walter Bradley, suffered a fractured pelvic bone when the auto she was driving swerved out of control on ice a mile west of Clear Lake on highway 18 Saturday morning. The vehicle slipped off the road and hit a culvert. Luckily, five children, including ra of her own. ridine with hor two Alex Nielsen Alex Nielsen, retired painter and decorator in Algona, was 80 years old Monday, and to celebrate he took his first ride in an airplane. Seems he had always wanted a plane ride, and while his son, Fritz, who coaches and teaches at New Hampton, was visiting with Ted Herbst, Alex casually expressed the thought. Ted lined up Dean Parrott as a pilot, and Alex took a 20-minute trip in a Cessna 150. Alex couldn't believe he was going over 100 miles an hour. » * * AI Smith was properly catalogued at home the other day. He got back from pheasant hunting and had three birds. A fellow hunter remarked to Al's daughter that her father had bagged the birds. After a moment, the little girl looked up and replied "That doesn't sound like MY daddy." * «• f What higher education can do was emphatically shown in Las Vegas recently when a young PhD in mathematics cracked the casino game of blackjack with an IBM computer and picked up a $10,000 profit, in 30 hours of testing. The use of the computer may change the face of gambling, and quickly. * * * And speaking of modern methods and machines, we note where the county has ordered a new bookkeeping machine for use in the auditor's office at a cost of $14,350. It must be a little dandy. * * * Then there is the local wife who remarked that she was going to write to everyone she knew to tell them that she wasn't going to bother sending Christmas cards this year! » * * Hard luck man of the week is A. E. Ingalls, 74, of Bancroft. He purchased a new car about a week ago. Saturday he was on the receiving end of a collision with a big semi, and the car is just about a total loss. His only injury, fortunately, was a small cut on the nose. * • • Many nice compliments have been paid to the Christmas street decorations in Algona this season. Over 60 light poles carry festive colored, striped canes, and four more were added this year, financed by local donations. The decorations, incidentally, are partially underwritten by the Municipal Utilities, whose men also erect them, take them down, repair them and keep them stored for the next year. » * » « Famous Last Line — Well, we've got everything but the niistletoe. were not injured — only shaken up. They were Cindy and Walter Bradley, Jr., Ruth and Connie Cassel and Jeanie Owens. After Leaving the road, the vehicle stayed on its wheels and Mr Bradley later drove the auto home. Amount of damage has not been estimated. Mrs Bradley was rushed to Park hospital at Mason City for treatment. It is hoped that she can be transfered to St. Ann hospital here this week, but Mr Bradley reported Monday she will probably remain in the hospital for two or three weeks. Mrs Bradley and the children were headed for Mason City where they had appointments Sat urday. A 74-year old Bancroft man Arthur E. Ingalls, suffered a slight chest injury when his auto and a truck driven by Dean J. McDonald, 36, Shakopee, Minn., collided l'/ 2 miles south of Bancroft on highway 169 at 11:45 a.m. Saturday. He was not hospitalized. As the story was pieced together by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood following the mishap, McDonald's truck skidded on the icy highway and the driver attempted to steer it away from the auto ahead. He almost made it, but the vehicle struck the rear of the auto. The car then skidded around, slammed into a telephone pole and went through a farm fence owned by Pat Johnson, Bancroft. Damage to the truck was estimated at $35, while no estimate of damage was made on the car. Plays In Sioux City Symphony Sioux City — Gary Resting of Algona, is one of 21 Morningside College students playing in the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra I his year. For student musicians to play in a nationally recognized professional symphony is an honor and privilege shared by few across the country. Garrigan Xmas Program, Dec. 23 Garrigan High School music de partment will present a Christma Cantata, "Miracle at the Inn", o Sunday evening, December 23, a 8 o'clock in the school auditorium The Senior mixed chorus will b featured. Preceding the cantata, the Jun ior mixed chorus will sing a grou] of songs and the Garrigan Bam will be heard in a program o Christmas music. The public is cordially invited to attend. There will be no admission charge. Jennie Jensen Rites Are Held Here Monday Funeral services for Jennie L. Jensen, 87, resident here for the past 77 years, were held Monday at 2 p.m. in McCullough's Funeral Chapel. Rev. Frank Harcey of the Congregational church officiated, and burial followed at Riverview cemetery. Pallbearers were Earl Stott, Raymond Krantz, Jerome Eisenbarth, Eldon Shaw, Duane Logue and Irwin Malueg. Mrs Jensen died Friday at St. Ann hospital. Jennie Louise Seeman, daughter of John M. Seeman and Maria Johnson was born Dec. 18, 1874 at Sterling, 111. She was married to Nels S. Jensen here Oct. 22, 1912 and had been a resident of Algona since 1885. Mr Jensen preceded her in death in 1946. She is survived by a son, Duane E. Jensen, Algona; and a brother, John H. Seeman, Algona. Two sisters preceded her in death. Man Bound Over Here On Bad Check Charge Leo Frideres was bound over to district court this week after he waived preliminary hearing of a charge of false making and uttering of a bank check. He was bound over by Justice Delia Welter and bond was set at $500. He was released pending district court action. The justice bearing was held Dec. 11. The charge was filed after a check for $5 was passed at Goecke Liockers here. Algona Woman Dies; Funeral Is Tomorrow Funeral rites for Bertha R Bellinger, 79, who died at the home of her daughter and son-in- law, Mr and Mrs Werner Strueck- er, here Friday, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) in Trinity Lutheran church. Rev. G. J. C. Gerike will officiate and burial will follow at the Burt township cemetery, Burt. McCullough's Funeral Chapel is in charge 01 arrangements. Pallbearers will be John Dreesman, Ed Hackbarth, Martin Zimmerman, Clair Blossom, Walter Strtiecker and William Leek. Bertha Rosenthal Bollinger was Dorn May 14, 1883 at Bromberg, Germany. She came to Whittemore from Germany at the age of 11, and following her marriage o August Bollinger Feb. 14, 1902, he Bellingers farmed in the Burt area for many years. Mr Bollinger died in 1952. For the past eight years she las made her home with the Strueckers here. Besides Mrs Struecker, other iiirviving children include Bessie Mrs H. R. Bussie), Fairmont, Jlara (Mrs C. W. Reynolds), Burt, Hattie (Mrs S. L. Robinson), Ban- roft, and Lillian Bollinger, Pasa- lena, Cal. One son preceded her n death. Thirteen grandchildren Holiday Publication Notice With Christmas on Tuesday this year, tho publication schedule of The Algona Upprr OPS Moinrs has been adjusted as follows: The final Tuesday paper of the year for tho Upper DPS Moines will go to press this coming Saturday, Dec. 22, for complete distribution on Monday, Dec. 24, thp day before Christmas. It will be the annual Merry Christmas edition. Advertising and news deadline for the Dec. 25 issue is therefore this coming Friday, Dec. 21. The first 19G:t edition of the Upper Des Moines will be Thursday, Jan. 3, when the Upper DPS Moines bpcomes a Thursday publication. Just 3 Families Left From 34 To 'Adopt' md 15 great-grandchildren iurvive. also Rites Held For Bertha Wallace At Burt Church Burt — Final rites for a long- me Burt resident, Mrs Bertha Wallace, 'riday at were held at 2 p.m. the Burt Methodist Fenton Golden Wedding hurch, with Rev. W. G. Bohi of- ciating. Burial was in the Burt ownship cemetery with Garry uneral Home, Bancroft, in chare of arrangements. Casket bearers were Frank Ry- rson, Carl Reynolds, Lance Riebhoff, Charles Schrader, Donalc Patterson and Willis Vogel. Mrs Wallace died at 11:20 p.m Tuesday, Dec. 11, at St. Ann hos pital, Algona, where she had been taken following a stroke at the home of her daughter Sunday eve ning. Bertha Guddal Wallace was born in Benton county, Iowa, June 2, 1874. She spent her early girl hood and received her early education at Watkins. She was graduated from the Teachers Academy at Vinton. She taught school for several years. e On Jan. 16, 1894, she was united in marriage to Clarence Clifton Hawcott at Cedar Rapids. He preceded her in death on Christmas Eve, 1931. Mrs Wallace became a companion and housekeeper for elderly women until four years ago when she retired and went to live with her daughter, Mrs G«o. Hawcott. Mrs Wallace was a very active Just three families remain for 'adoption" for Christmas, three of them small. Unadopted as yet are families No. 11, 14, and 20. Anyone desiring to adopt them, ir for further information, call The Cossuth County Relief Office, Cy -2897. It is hoped that all of the iriginal 34 in need of a Christ- nas "assist" will be adopted with- n a few days. The 1962 "Adopt-A-Family" listing follows: No. 1 — Adopted by Algona Senior High Student Council. No. 2 — Adopted by Anonymous. No. 3 — Adopted by Trinity Lutheran Church. No. 4 — Family of eight adopted by Presbyterian Women's Organization. No. 5 — Adopted by Trinity Lutheran Young Adults. No. G — A family of 11, adopted by Algona Newcomers Club. No. 7 — Adopted by Trinity Lutheran Church. No. 8 — Adopted by Algona Junior High. No. 9 — Adopted by V.F.W. Auxiliary. No. 10 — Widow and two sons, adopted by St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Whittemore. No. 11 — Five children and parents, mother expecting. Father just laid off from work. No. 12 — Adopted by Garrigan High School. No. 13 — Adopted by Algona High Senior Student Council. No. 14 — Husband, wife, one dia- No. 15 — Adopted by Episcopal Guild, Algona. Nov. 16 — Parents, four chil- dren.adopted by St. Paul's Lutheran Church, WWttemore. No. 17 — Family with father in Vet's hospital, adopted by Presbyterian Women's Organization. No. IS — Adopted by Algona C. D. of A. and Garrigan. No. 19 — Diabetic wife and handicapped husband, adopted by Zeta Xi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. No. 20 — Handicapped wido* who receives no pension. No. 21 — Widow and family of children, adopted by St. Paul's Lutheran church, Whittemore. No. 22 — Adopted by Algona Lions Club. No. 23 — Adopted by Anonymous No. 24 — Adopted by Garrigan High School. No. 25 — Adopted by Garrican High School. No. 26 — Adopted by Percival Motor. No. 27 tary Club. Adopted by Algona Ro- No. 28 — Adopted by Trinity Lutheran Church. No. 29 — Adopted by Algona Junior High. No. 30 — Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. No. 31 — Adopted by St. Paul's Lutheran church, Whittemore. No. 32 — Adopted by Episcopal Guild, Algona. No. 33 — Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. No. 3-1 — Adopted by Delphian Pictured above are Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schlei. well-known residents of Fenton, who will observe their Golden Wedding, Sunday, Dec 23 with an open house at the home of their son, Marold. Hours will be 2 to 5, and 7 to 9 p.m. No special invitations are being sent, and they request no gifts, but all relatives and friends are cordially invited. (UDM engraving) lady. She was an honorary member of the Methodist W.S.C.S., a member of a Church circle, and very seldom missed Sunday School and church. She had attended both on Sunday. Mrs Wallace was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star, a member of the V'.FW. Auxiliary, charter member uf the Swea City Woman's club, the Sewing betlc. Existing on Social Security. Society, Algona. New County Road Work To Cost $540,100,1963 Circle Burt. Survivors and Birthday Circles in include three sons, Glenn and Vaughn Wallace, Mason City, and Vernon, Vancouver, Wash.; two daughters, Ila Wallace, Chicago, and Gladys, Miy.s George Hawcott, Burt. A brother, Sam Guddal, 93, Thor, also survives as do five granchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Her parents, two brothers, one sister and one great-grandchild preceded her in death. According to County Enigneer H M. Smith, a total of $540,100 wil be spent for construction work on Kossuth county roads and high ways during 1963. The figure in eludes 108 miles of road work and four bridges. He pointed out that this e.xpendi lure does not include any mainten ance work, which will also be necessary during the year. As i: always true, not all township! will have construction work completed in them this year. It is done, more or less, on an every- other year basis. The new bridges will span streams and ditches in Wesley, Garfield, Ramsey and LuVerne townships. Here is a break-down on types of work and miles to be completed in county townships during 1963: Grade and gravel — Garfield, 3'/ 2 ; Burt, 5; Union, 2; Portland, IVz; Irvington, 1; Sherman, 7; Buffalo, 3; and Wesley, 2. Clay-gravel base—Swea, 3; Seneca, 3; Cresco, 1; Ledyard, 4; Ramsey, 14; and Prairie, 3. W asphalt — Eagle, 4; Swea, Grant, 5; Springfield, 3; Ledyard, 3 i; and Irvington, 4. 4'a" asphaltic concrete — Grant, 6; Harrison, 3'-; Burt, 1; Cresco, 3; Springfield, 1; and German,3. Seal coat — Eagle, 3; Swea, 3; Seneca, 3; Garfield, 4; Cresco, 6; Riverdale, 6; Springfield, 2; German, 3; Buffalo, 1; and LuVerne, 3. There are 25 miles of grading and graveling; 12 miles of clay- gravel base; 19 3 i miles of IV asphalt base; 17' 2 miles of heavy 4V asphaltic concrete; and 34 miles of seal coat, to be applied over older asphalt, to be completed by contractors during the work season. It will be another couple of months before further planning on the work is completed. Indian Summer Brings Smiles To Everyone Area residents were proud of their weather here this week, following a sudden arctic blast the week before. They had a right to be, for the mercury moved upward — and at times, at least during the day, Indian Summer seemed to be with us. The area did receive traces of moisture Friday and Saturday and streets and road became slick, resulting in several minor auto accidents. Here are the readings: Dec. 13 Dec. 14 Dec. 15 Dec. 16 Dec. 17 Dec. IB II 28 30 37 52 .51 6 7 20 20 30 25 Tr. Tr Rain, Fog, Ice Cause 5 Pileups Freezing rain and fog that seemed to settle and freeze on area highways and streets resulted in a total of five mishaps in this area during the weekend. Fortunately, no personal injuries were reported, but a total of $1,615 damage was estimated on vehicles involved in the crashes. Three of the mishaps occurred Saturday. The streets were very slippery when a car driven by Margaret M. Goecke, 19, Algona, slid into the rear of an auto owned by Frances M. Wiese, 45, Algona, on South Minnesota street. The Wiese vehicle was parked along the curb of the street at the time of the mishap — 11:30 p.m. Damage to the Goecke car was estimated at $150, while $75 damage resulted to the Wiese car. City Policeman Dick Mittag investigated. At 11 a.m. the same day, autos driven by Lydia I. Manus, 45, and Ervin K. Eimers, 34, both of Burl, collided three miles north of Algona on highway 109. The Manus car was headed south and the Eimers auto north at the time. The Manus machine slid in front of the Eimers auto — and damage estimated at $200 resulted to each auto. Sheriff Ralph Lirulhorst investigated. An hour earlier, Sheriff Lindhorst was called to the scene of another mishap a mile west of Algona on highway 18. An unknown auto was involved with two other vehicles. Mary Jo Haag, 23, Wlu'ttemore, was headed east and signaled to make a right turn. A truck driven by Marlyn K. Borchers, 34, Garner, was trailing the Haag auto when the third vehicle came up from behind and could not stop. In the ensuing scramble to avoid a bad crash, the truck hit the rear of the Haag auto, inflicting an estimated $100 damage. There was no damage to the truck. Friday's mishaps occurred within one hour and 20 minutes of each ) other. The first happened at 5:15 p.m. a mile north and a mile west of Burt on the blacktop. An International truck, driven by Lawrence Newbrough, 50, Lone Rock, went on a curve and the south ditch. oat of control slammed into Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $300 by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood who investigated. Ai 6:35 p.m., autos driven by William E. Ley, 74, Lakota, and Clarence W. Anderson, 47, Titonka, collided a mile south of Lakota on a blacktop road. The Ley auto slid into the other vehicle on ice, resulting in a total of $390 damage to ihe autos. Mr Ley was charged with failing to yield the right-of-way by Patrolman Dick Pedersen who investigated. '63 Corn Support Upped Five Cents The price support rate on 1963- crop corn will be 5 cents per bushel higher than in the past two years, it was reported this week by H. I. Anderson, chairman of Ihe Kossuth county ASC committee. He said he had been advised that the national average support "ate for next year's corn crop had jeen increased from the previous- y announced rate of $1.20 per bushel to $1.25 per bushel. Christmas Feeling? There seem to be a few persons in Algona that haven't caught the feeling of Christmas — or at least it would seem so. Sometime during the night Friday, more than 100 Christmas tree bulbs were taken from trees in front of the Werner Struecker home and another 50 were taken from a large tree in front of the home of Dr. P. J. Dorweiler. Police were called to investigate — and it Is apparent that children took the bulbs. Shattered bulbs were found scattered around the areas surrounding the two homes** The following night, someone stole a Santa Clans which had been resting in a large sleigh at the Gene Abbott home here. No trace of Santa, whose pants were left it the scene, has been found. East Side Area Work Financed By Bond Issue Mayor Pro Tern Bill Finn, City Attorney Huss Buchanan ami Supt. of Public Improvement Dave Smith announced plans for an extensive storm sewer project here during a press conference at the city hall Thursday at 11 a.m. Called the East Side Storm Sewer Project, six areas of the city east of the Northwestern railroad tracks are included — with the most critical area, located near the intersection of East McGregor and South Main streets, to receive attention first. The engineering firm of Wallace and Holland recently completed a preliminary survey and presented the results to the local city council. During a meeting at the city hall Wednesday night, Dec. 12, the council contracted the firm to complete necessary final engineering processes and to submit plans and specifications for the project. Would Issue Bonds Cost of the first step in the project (area 6) has been estimated at $121,000. If finally approved and bids are let following an open hearing as provided by law, the expenditure will be financed through issuance of general obligation bonds. It was pointed out by Buchanan that tax figures (which are always important to property owners here) while in the stage of estimate at present, indicate the mill- age levy can vary from no raise to 1''2 mills. Reason for the variation in the estimate is the fact that two bond Issues presently being paid off by the city will end tn 1963 and 1965. A lower-than 1M> mill rate is predicted. The additional general obligation bonds issue wili not endanger the city's legal debt limit of $650,000 — because at present the city is $300,000 short of that figure. Construction in area 6 is expected to take 45 days. A storm sewer, using 27, 30, 36 and 42 inch drain will be laid at an average depth nine feet, with the deepest ditch being 14 feet, from the intersection of McGregor and Main streets to the vicinity of a small creek on the old Irvington road a short distance east of Schultz Bros, garage. Serve 50 - 57 Years According to engineers, t h e storm sewer should be capable of serving the entire southeast portion of Algona for at least 50 - 75 years — and the drain will be of large capacity to suffice even if (and when) that vicinity of town has been laid off in streets and completely covered with homes. If possible, the work will be done by planting time next spring. While original construction of the storm sewer will be paid for by general obligation bonds, any property owner wishing to hook into it in future years will do so through special assessment. Sanitary sewers will also be needed in the area later. Finn stated that only the area 6 portion of the entire project will be paid for with general obligation 3onds. The remaining five portions, which will probably range in cost from about $900 to $9,000, can be paid for with funds out of .he regular city budget. 149 AiT»'s In Project A total of 149 acres are included n the East Side Storm Sewer Project and plans call for some of the drain to be laid in land not presently in the corporate limits of he city This is also necessary •'inal outlets of the drains can't wind up at lower drainage levels in areas presently within the city limits. Smith also mentioned plans for a proposed widening project of Main street from highway 18 to Commercial street — and it is hoped the work can be done soon. An additional four feet of highway will be placed on each side of the present street allowing a better flow of traffic at all times. It is only the first step in widening streets in several areas of the city. Some narrow intersections will also be widened — with all of the work to be done during the next three years by the city street department. The engineering firm of Rowat and Murray is working on plans for the projcts now. Many blocks of blacktop will also be resealed here in 1963.

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