The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 18, 1957 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 18, 1957
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Lena Beenken, , Succumbs At Titonka Titonka -i. Funeral services were held for Mrs Lena Beenken, Monday afternoon, at 1 o'clock at the house and 1:30 at the Kamsey Reformed Church with Rev. Wm. Kroon in charge. Interment was on the family lot in the Ramsey Reformed cemetery. Grandsons were pallbearers. Lena Spier was born July 5, 1868, in Germany, to Mr and Mrs Dirk Spier. She died at her home in Titonka, July 11, at the age of 89. She cam,e to America with her parents at 1 the age of 13, fettling first in Illinois and Jaler in* Iowa. On January 29, 1890, she was married to Helmer Bee»ken, who preceded her in death 30 years ago on August 19, 1927. To this union six children were born: Mrs Fred DeVries (Gertie) of Titonka, Tena (at home) George of Elmore, Dick of Buffalo Center, Warner of Titonkn and Mrs Fred Pannkuk (Delia) of Lakota. She moved into her home in Titonka from the farm, in the spring of 1928, and continued to malie her home there until death. She' was a | faithful merr)ber of th6 ' Ramsey Reformed ' church since 1891 and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. ] pdspite- the kind, loving care of her daughter Teha, who lived at home with her, and assistance of her other children, she failed to recover completely from a fall at her home on June 6, and from other infirmities brought on by age. She leaves her three sons and three daughters, 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 'one tister, Mrs Stena Janssen <of Buffalo Center, and a host of other relatives and friends. 1 State Iowa fat ieeiiif Jffloine* 6STABUSH6D 1863 A186NA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 1i, 1M7 3 StCtlONS - 26 PA66S »u. 8 f»a»i fiu«l fern* VOt. 94 - N5. 2* Open Bids For New Sentral Schoo Nudist Colony, Koiiulh counly tut been lining tight ae^t doof'lo the only nudiit colony in the State of Iowa and didn't knew it until a lew day* ago. towa Attorney General Norman Efbe hat been asked to rule on the legality of a nudist colony located on a farm Door To Kossuth, Too near Klemme, in Hancock county. The colony began opera- tlon list year and continued this year. Pending the decision 11 has been temporarily defied down, LuVern Velau, the" operator, said. The camp it at what is known as LaDell Park, and is chartered by the National Nudist Council. The camp near Klemme opened last year but attracted little attention until this year. Complaints were recently filed with Hancock county officials. A high board fence now completely encloses the camp. It was not clear whether the complaints were made because of the camp itself, or the high board fence. Joins Staff Of U-D-AA Burl Services Tuesday For Mrs Grover Funeral services for Mrs Nettie O. Grover, 83, a Burt resident for the past 75 years, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Presbyterian church there. Rev. H. A. Smidt officiated and burial followed in the Burt cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel of Algona was in charge of arrangements. -....-,'. Mrs Grover died Friday on the Grover farm near Burt following a two week illness. Nettie Owen, daughter of Mar- Un and Josephine Tuthill Owen, >vas born Dec. 28, 1873 at Beaver Dam, Wis. She came with her parents to the Burt area in a covered wagon at the age of eight years. The trip from Wisconsin took two weeks. .. She was married to Will E. Grover in Plum Creek township Nov. 27, 1895. He survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Zada Smith, Milwaukee, Wis.; a son, Harold Grover, Burt; and two grandchildren. Mrs Grover was a member of the Burt Presbyterian church and the Portland Progress club. Pallbearers at the funeral were Roscoe Mawdsley, Sr., Ray McWhorter, Lee Pratt, Mennit Trunkhill, Rae Dremmel and Earl Shipler. Theatre Plans Kids' Matinees The Algona theatre will again this summer present a series of six special children's matinees, every Wednesday at 2 p.m., starting Wednesday, July 24. These special matinees will include six color cartoons or animal shorts, and an approved feature which is of special interest to children. The first special matinee on July 24 will present the new Walt Disney feature, "Johnny Tremain." Other features to be included in the sqries are Roy Rogers in "Rainbow Over Texas," "The Rogues of Sherwood Forest," "Gypsy Colt," Walt Disney's "Bambi," and Debbie Reynolds in "Tammy and the Bachelor." Join Air Force Swea & Eagle -i- Three local young men, Roy Patterson, son of Mr and Mrs E. E- Patterson; Ronald Lunn, son of Mrs Lila Lunn, and Sylvester Bartolo, son of Mr and Mrs Marcial Bartolo, enlisted in the air forces and reported July 8 for services at Lockland Air Base Bill Powers, above, has joined the staff of the Algona Upoer Des Monies. He was born in Davenport and graduated from Rock Island high school in 1948. He attended the University of Illinois until he entered the Air Force in 1950, where he served in North Africa and at bases in the U. S. He returned to the University of Illinois in 1954, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1956, and Master's degree in 1957. English and political science were his majors. He also taught freshman English classes at Illinois until early June of this year. During his military duty he was active in newspaper work on service publications. Mrs Powers is the former Sally Ann Lewis, whose father' is city manager of Joliet, 111., at the present time. She is also an Illinois graduate and taught school last year. The couple live in an apartment at 322 ^ South Moore St. Dave Phillips, who will be a sophomore at Iowa State college, Ames, next fall, is doing part time summer work for the Upper Des Moines on general assignments. $95,485 Jump In Budget For Algona Schools The proposed budget for the 1957-58 school year for the Algona Community school district, published officially today in the Algona Upper Des Moines, shows a potential increase in total school expenditures for the coming year of $95.485 as compared with the 1956-57 year. Total money for all purposes required for the coming school year is $615,525 the budget notice states. The budget notice shows the following.comparisons: 1955-56, total expenditures - $499.779 1956-57, total expenditures .A $520,040 1957-58, proposed expenditures ..$615,525 Of the total for the coming school year, $550,485 would be raised by taxation. The budget notices will be found on the editorial page qf this issue. The budget hearing is set for Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m., at the school here. Budget notices for all school districts and also municipalities are now being published, and must be published prior to budget hearings and budget adoptions. McGuire of Burt State Assn. Head Patrick J. McGuire.' rural mail carrier at Burt, was honored by election as president of the Iowa Rural Letter Carriers Association, at the annual convention of the group held at Davenport, ending Saturday. Mr McGuire has also served as president of the Kossuth rural carriers organization and held other offices in the organizations. Oats Yield Is Far Above 1956 As the oats harvest entered full swing in Kossuth county this week, prospects at the present time for an all-around bumper crop in the Kossuth county area were never better. Some outstanding oats yields are being reported, far above last year. Some early-planted corn is beginning to tassel, and soybeans are in full bloom. Second cutting of hay was also in progress in some places. Winner of 22 State and National •Awards 1950 * 1957 AWARD WiNh» *«w Winner of Second Place "General Excellence" National Editorial Assn., 1957 97 Sets Sumjner High, July 12 Good oP summer really took over in this area with a vengeance during the past week; Very few residents enjoyed the hot, humid weather. High mark for the period was a sizzling 97 degrees Friday afternoon, but a 96 Thursday and a pair of 93s Monday and Tuesday of this week were close behind in discomfort. Low afternoon reading in the past seven days was a "cool" 86 Saturday. Not a drop of moisture was recorded at the Algona weather station, according to Stu Albright at the airport. Date Hi L July 10 90 60 July 11 96 65 July 12 97 72 July 13 86 67 July 14 88 66 July 15 93 70 July 16 ,..93 76 The mercury went into the mid- nineties again Wednesday afternoon, July 17, so the heat during t,he period remained less severe than a couple of weeks of 100 degree readings back in the mid- thirties. Ex-Lakotan Faces Manslaughter Francis A. Weaver, 30, formerly of Lakota, was charged with manslaughter as the result of a fatal auto accident near Nora Springs, last Wednesday. The charge was filed at Charles City by the state highway patrol. He was bound over to the grand jury on the charge. The patrol also filed a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated against Weaver, the third such charge he has faced. He is accused of being the driver of one of two cars involved in an .accident in which Jacob Gashel, 76, of near Mason City, was fatally injured. Girl, if, Injured Bancroft w Gale Ann Jensen fell from a tree at the Francis McGragor home, fracturing her arm in two places, just above the wrist and below the shoulder. She is the five year old daughter of Mr and Afrs Palmer Jensen. Heart Attack Fatal For John Penfon, Only 36 Funeral services for John A, Penton, 36, lifelong resident of this area, were held Wednesday, July 17, at 9:30 a.m. in St. Cece*- lia Catholic church. Msgr. P. P. Gearen, celebrant, Fr. Dale iKos- ter, deacon, and Fr. Charles Ernst, sub-deacon, officiated : at the funeral mass. Burial was in Calvary cemetery with Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.. . v ^ Mr Penton died suddenly of a heart attack in his farm home four miles east and a' mile south of Algona at 7:10 p.m. Sunday. He had not been-treated for any heart ailment previous to ihe fatal attack. John Arthur , Penton, son of Chester A. Penton and }Mary Carroll, was born at LuVerne October 19, 1920. He received his education at St. .Cecelia Academy in Algona, and worked for several farmers prior to his enlistment in the U.S. Navy, where he served during World War II. He was a member of the local V.F.W. post. He was married to Marie Erpelding in St. Cecelia Catholic church August 17, 1948. Mr and Mrs Penton and their family had spent the afternoon home about-6 He biCame-itt ahome bout 6 p.m. He becamew less than an hour later, complaining of aching arms and ankles. A doctor was summoned, but Mr Penton died before the physician's arrival. Survivors, besides his wife, include three daughters, Anne, 8, Eileen, 7, and Jane', 4, a son, John Michael, 10 months, his mother, Mrs Arthur Rosenmeyer, and the following brothers and sisters: Lyle Peqtpn, who-is home on furlough from-. Hawaii, Mildred (Mrs Eugene Zittritsch); Marie (Mrs Monte Scobba), and Joari (Mrs Charles Devine), ' Algona; Ruth (Mrs Wilbur West), Mason City; Muriel (Mrs Calvin Harris), Des Moines; Jean (Mrs Bob Simons), Whittemore; and Maxine (Mrs Kenneth Mulligan), Bancroft. . " .. Pallbearers at the funeral were Edward Arend, Joe Krieps., Lewis Gilbride, Hugh Black, Marvin Calhoun and Herbert Weydert. Cut Electrical Rates, D-E-K Line Users of electricity in the D-E-K Rural Electric Cooperative area, including Dickinson, Emmett and northern Kossuth county, were informed this week that a rate reduction of 10 percent is to be made, starting with the July 20th billing. In the rate reduction announcement, D-E-K says that the lower rates are possible because of greater electrical consumption, and the fact that the co-op has paid back to REA over 60% of the money borrowed to build the system, thus reducing interest expense. A new Jpan was recently made by REA for $264,000 to D-E-K to be used over the next five years as needed to increase capacity »l lines and transformers and to build any new lines that may be necessary, Near Total Car Loss In Crash An 18-year old rural Algona girl, Jeanette McCarthy, miraculously escaped serious injuries when the 1956 model station wagon she was driving crashed into a ditch a half-mile north and two miles east of St. Benedict on a county road at 6:05 p.m. Sunday. The car was almost a total loss, with damage estimated at $1000 by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood, who investigated the mishap. Miss McCarthy suffered a cut on the left leg which required stitches, general cuts and bruises. She was treated by Or. Paul Warner of Wesley and released. She was headed south on a gravel road, at the time of the wash. The vehicle reportedly hit loose gravel, slanted across the road and into the east ditch where u overturned, 17 Members Class of '07 In Reunion Algona high's class of 1907, which gained a reasonable amount of fame at the Centennial three years ago, reached a real milestone last weekend when 10 of the remaining 17 members who graduated 50 years ago held an anniversary celebration. The ten, with several wives and husbands, ar e shown in the above photo. They are, left to right, front row, Mrs Hazel Lusby, Algona; Mrs F. W. Cairy, Sioux City; Mrs Frank Kohlhaas, Algona; Mrs Clifford Clarke (Florence Brown), Ames; Capitol a Sample, Algona; Mrs Ren a (Ward) DeLong, Worthington, Minn.; Mrs Hal Hudson, Titusville, Fla.; and Mrs Albert Reid, Algona. Back row, left to right, Sumner Quarton, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Dr. Clair Clapsaddle, Ste. Genevieve, Mo.; Clifford Clarke, Ames; Hal Hudson, Titusville, Fla.; Dr. F. W. Cairy, Sioux City; and Albert Reid, Algona. • Mrs Cairy, Mrs Hudson, Mrs Reid and Clifford Clarke were not members of the graduating class. ' During the Centennial celebration in 1954, 17 of the 19 members of the class came to Algona. Since! that time, two have- died. The remaining seven were unable to attend. ; ./, • s for the-recentvanniyersary celebratioij, which was 'climaxed by & 'banquet ftt ' the ^ night,. July "5," ^wiere" first discussed" in 1954. Capitola Sample, -assisted by:the*dc(W . members of the class still residing here, contacted the others this spring and plans were completed'. Other members of the class still living who were unable to attend are Col. Lee Glasier, Denver; Elsie Glasier Jones, St. Joseph, Mich.; Neva Patterson Potter, Portland, Ore.; Raymond Bradley, St. Paul; Lloyd Mitchell, Cedar Rapids; Mrs Bess S. Ingels, Des Moines; and Edna Cole Nelson, Ames. * Following the banquet Friday, the group spent a social evening at Miss Sample's, and Saturday the four Algona members held a coffee at Mrs Hazel Lusby's. Supt. O. B. Laing was a,guest at the coffee. • ; ; The get-together last weekend proved the class of 1907 had (and still has) plenty of 'get-up- and-go. (UDM Flashfoto-Ehgraving) , _ Start Planning lor Kossuth Fair, Aug. 13-16 Preliminary plans for Kossuth county's 'fair for 1957, to be held at the fairgrounds August 13-16, were announced Monday afternoon by Lou Nitchals, fair board secretary. One brand-new very popular event is on the docket this year. Late model stock car races, featuring many of the nation's top drivers, will be held on the local track Thursday afternoon, August 15. Several fine events, featured in the past, are also on the program during the four-day fair. Included are the society horse show, which was innovated here Monday, August 12 will be entry day this year. Practically all livestock, displays and commercial lay-outs will be set up that day. From then on, a full round of activities, including midway attractions, will be featured. Here's the schedule: AUgust 13 — Afternoon — county horse show; Night — Society Horse Show (a big success last year, its first, and sure to have a large entry list by show time). August 14 — Afternoon — Big Car Auto Races; Night — Mario Show Productions "Fair Vogues of 1957." August 15 — Afternoon—Late model stock car races; Ni^ht — home talent show in charge of the Rural Women's Chorus, featuring fine acts from around the county. August 16 — Afternoon — Jalopy stock car races; Night — Trans-World Auto Daredevils, featuring several European drivers, including English motorcyclists. Present fair board members are Albert A. Schipull, LuVerne, president; Fred Plumb, Lone Bock, vice president; H. J. Bode, Algona, treasurer; Lou Nitchals, Algona, secretary; and Lewis Bartlett, Titonka; Claude Seely and Louis Reilly, Algona; Orvilie Thoreson, Swea City; Gene Nurre, Bancroft; Ben Anliker, West Bend; and Fred Kollasch, Leg Amputation For Bill Barry A well-known Algona man, William At Barry, was reportedly coming along as well as can be expected at St. Ann hospital Wednesday, following amputation of his left leg Tuesday morning. Mr Barry, who for many years was owner and operator of the recreation parlor now known as Larry's here, had been hospitalized previously for treatment of various leg conditions, including hardening of the arteries. He was taken to St, Ann Monday. 6 Cars Involved, Armstrong Crash Soren L. Nielsen, 67, Armstrong, was charged with failing to have his vehicle under control at Armstrong, Monday night, after his machine was involved in five collisions which brought an estimated $3,500 damage to the cars involved, including his own. Sheriff Foderberg of Emmet county said Nielsen's car went out of control and struck an auto owned by Mr and Mrs Reinhold Busch, Ringsted — damage $1,500. The Busch car was pushed into one owned by Charles Schmidke, Ceylon — damage $100. ' Nielsen's vehicle, it was said, then hit the Larry A. Walters auto — damage $200. Walters' car was forced into one owned by John Whitesell, Dolliver — damage $700. Nielsen's car then 'hit one owned by Ed Burgess, Armstrong — damage $400. Added to this, Nielsen's own car took a shellacking — damage $1,100. District Champs Play At Bancroft Bancroft's eighth district Junior Legion baseball phamps will meet Mondamin, winner of the seventh district title, for the inter-district championship at Memorial Park in Bancroft this Sunday night, July 21. at 8 p.m. Winner of the inter-district playoif wJU advance to the state meet which is slated at Bancroft and Monday, August U- Amateur Show i Slated For Indian Days Titonka's annual "Indian Days' celebration will be held Monday and Tuesday, July 29 and 30, with several new events planned, including an amateur talent show with $75 in cash prizes for the winners. Dr. J. K. Hill, president of the Titonka Chamber of Commerce, 'and a large committee of Titonka men are working on the project, Louis Bartlett is in charge of the amateur contest and will welcome entrjes. Merriam's Midway Shows will begin operation Monday and continue through Tuesday. The big parade is slated for Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. L. W. Nath and Art Boyken are co-chairman of this event. R. L. Krantz is co-chairman of the free acts committee, with Bartlett; Edward Sathoff and A. C. Bench are co-chairmen of the street sports; Herb Klasse and George Helmers, co-chairmen of seating and platform; Glenn Miller and Alvm Honken, co-chairmen of light and sound; C. R. Krantz, J ,R. Schutjer and Edward Boyken, concessions; Phil Jaren and Bill Ricklefs, pOi-chair-i men, advertising. Each committee has a number of capable assistants. Robt. F. Raney Dies In So. Dak, Robert F. (Rob) Raney, 74, former resident of this area, died in a Lemmon, So. Dak. hospital at 10 p.m; Monday. Funeral arrangements were pending at press time. Mr Raney was born and raised here, and went to Lemmon from the Irvington area in 1808. He had Been here visiting friends and relatives since that time. His first wife died in 1831, and be remarried, Survivors includf his wile, two daughters and twin sons and two sislers, Ljjiie Cajiry of Sioux City and Mittie Davis of Moorehead, Minn., Mr Raney was a brother of the late J. 4- ftaaey o| Totals Below Anticipated Building Cost An Emmetsburg construction" firm was low bidder for the general construction contract for, the new Sentral Community high school, it was announced yesterday. Bids were opened. Wednesday night of last week by the SSfltral Community school bo4«i, but no contracts haVe been'Sgtted, pending action with fefefcfd to ttyti acquiring- of the dtef Btt-thevHatis Baago farm, two' Itjaes east' ( bf Feritbn t A c6nderimation board fixed Hpe price fof thf >land .several ?weeks ago, but'a! that time it was indicated'there WM a possibility that'the|dbjidemf&tion boarjd appraisal woolnsbe cqnlesj- ed in court. ' tftttflf this matter is settled, or deareflUtfp;, the pen- tral 'school board dpfs^tiot" Intend to negotiate-, corisjpjction: Ico'ft-' tracts, K. M. Chase 1 /! Supt. pf;,th'rt Sentral Schools, jjdid'yesterday morhing. • . ; + \ | -, The bids were as* follows": ] |4» General' Contract, . ,'*£ (including alternates 1, 2 and^S)Anderson Construction "•'', ! Co., Emmetsburg —i$230;233 C. A. Peterson & Sons, Rock Rapids $240,825 Spencer Construction ' Co., Spencer $242,191 Rolph Construction Co., LuVerne, Minn. ——$255,314 Roth & Associates, Laurens $259,798. Peter O. Peterson, Clear Lake $261,486 Fagre Construction,- . Estherville ___$264,080 Sande Construction Co., Humboldt $209,480 Electrical Contract v ( Base Bid Only) Peterson & Landon, Fairmont, Minn a —,.-$26,544 "®ff#ey ISl&StEfc. "Ventura' - 929,089 Heidke Electric, . •„?.; ^" '.-I Esthervilto _.i.. w .L $30,750 Moritag Electric, West Bend -„' $31,145 Jurgensen Electric, Forest City *.__ _ ^^-$32,570 Williams Electric, Iowa. " . .Falls « i $42,028 ; Plumbing' & Heating (Base Bid Only) Secory Plumbing & Heat-. ing, Clear Lake $70,8$0 Garner Plumbing & 'Heat- : ' ing, Laurens , $73,047 Bre.ite.nfeld' Plum, & Heat-" ing, Elmore, Minri.' ». r ,-'$79,745 Scheid Plmg. & Heating! ' Austin, Minn;, n ,_, r —,486 t 868' Hanig Bros. Plumbing, , , , ''' Humboldt , . T ._,___$9Q,564 i The three low bids, inclufilr^g additions of alternates fot ( ,ele(a* trical and plumbing, and heating (not included above), would, bring a grand total construption cost for the new school to ''approximately $338,7*81 ;Pr an lOiiil considered by school officials as exceptionally goqd^ The bond. Issue fpr thd new'school'ts. for $450,000. .** , All bids for construction of a well were rejected,' and presumably will be called for again later, There was a considerable difference of interpretation by bidders for the well job as, to what it' included, so the board decided to handle this over again at a later date. It was indicated -that the"Sentral board was ready to sign construction contracts with the low bidders just as, soon as the matter of the land purchase is clarified. • . Audition Dates, Home Talent Sit Audition dates for talent to SP. * ' pear on the Kossuth County Fair; Home Talent Program have been ' announced by the Kossuth Cpun» ty Women's Chorus. They aw in» terested in dancing, singing, ins* trumental groups or solos, or other special talent which would appeal to a large outdoor audience. Auditions will be held at the Farm Bureau Building, Algona,. on Wednesday evening, July 81, from Q;00 to 9:$Q pan., and a? the Swea City School on Friday ': evening, August 2, also from 8:00 : to 9:30. Talent selected at theg§ ' auditions will appear on the Hojne Tj,len,t Program »t toe •* Kossuth County Fair Thursday ; : evening, August 15. This is no4 , a competitive program* but, a small remuneration, will b*

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