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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 25, 1957
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Iowa a* Only 19 Days Until Opening, County Fair i » * , bo °ks have l out find an air of expectancy is descending upon this area as the first day of the 195? Kossuth County Fair approaches — for in just. 19 days the big annual event begins. Speaking of the premium books, Secretary Lou Nitchals said Tuesday that "plenty are available for any persons who failed to receive one in the mail. There is still time for exhibitors to get a copy by contacting my office." Several special announcements Were also made by Nitchals. First of all—market swine and market lambs will be judged at 8 a.m. Tuesday; sold at 1 p.m. and out of pens by 4 p.m. the same day, just as was done a year ago. The action was deemed necessary to make room for other livestock, which will move into the vacated stalls in time for the Wednesday showing. Numerous revisions in the flower and textile departments in the floral hall have been made this year. As in the past, besides the usual cash awards for ribbon winners in all shows at the fair, many special awards will also be of- IJje 6STASLISMEO wcond elan matte* *t the p«rtofflce at Alfafii, Iowa. No*. 1, IBS*, ottder Act W Confrere o* Mifeh 8, 1876. A160NA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 2S, 195? 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 94 - NO. 36 New 5-Par/sfi Catholic Hi School 1$ Planned Here Algona Driver In Crash With A plan for a proposed new Catholic high school to serve five parishes in this area, was explained this week ifl*each df the parishes concerned* « The centrally * located high school will be built on a 48 fered alike. by individuals and firms .Don't forget the dates, now — Tuesday through Friday, August 13-16, the Kossuth County fair Bob Barnes A New Councilman After naming a new councilman ,Bob Barnes, to represent the second ward, Algona's city council went to work preparing the city budget Monday night. Barnes, electronics engineer for the Weidenhoff plant here, was named ' to replace Gene Furst, elected from second ward in 1955, but who resigned recently when moving to another ward in the city. Barnes will serve the rest of Furst's term, which ends Dec. 31 this year. Nothing of major importance was changed or revised Monday. The band, library and cemetery requests for the same amounts of money as during the present year, were okayed, while final action on requests from the park commission and airport commission, both for an increase, were to be discussed further at a meeting last night (Wednesday). A plea from the Chamber of Commerce for the city to furnish fitfancial aid in the purchase'of decorations for Christmas was also tabled until the utilities commission can take action. btocks south of highway 18, in the northeast part of Algona. The property had been owned by David and Harry King. It is expected that the new School will furnish high school education;fdr the parishes of St. Cecelia's, Algona; St. Michael's. Whittemore; St. Joseph's, Bode (St. Joe); St.. Joseph's, Wesley; and St. Benedict of St.'Benedict. Pastors of the five parishes are Monsignor P. P. Gearen. Algona; Father Wm. Veit, Whittemore; Father Lawrence! Klein, Wesley; Father Leo Schumacher, proposed, including a gymnasium- auditorium and an athletic field. All sports would be included jn the program. Father Francis Conway, _ 37, ment of about 400 would be expected, with plans and construe* tion based so that larger future enrollments could also be handled. The proposed new school would have an expanded curriculum, with a faculty primarily of Sisters representing the varibuis orders now teaohing in the five schools of the parishes. ', A complete athletic plant- is Joseph M. Mueller, Bishop of the SiouX City Diocese, as superintendent of the new school, and. he will take up permanent resi«: dence here. Father Conway has been scry* ing for the past eight years at, Heelan high in Sioux City, and the past three years has been assistant principal there. He attended St. Ellen's in Emmetsburg, and graduated from Presentation Academy at Whittemore, in 1936. He attended Emmetsburg Junior College for two years, then Trinity College, , , . , . Sioux City, for two years. He let by the spring of 1958, with took his theological work at 2 Fatalities Father Francis Conway has been named by the Most Rev. completion and occupancy of the Kenrick Seminary, St. Louis, post- 1 s» .T^O. «„,< p«fv,^ m,....!,,.. *—. «,v,« rt i K» ft,« *„!!„«• iQKo graduate work at .CreightoaUni- the versity, Omaha, and received hla St. Joe; and Father Charles Ernst, school by the fall of 1959. St. Benedict. Schools now operating in Preliminary planning is now underway.' It is expected that contracts for construction can be parishes concerned would con- M.A. degree at Catholic Uriiyer^ tinue to function as grade schools. An estimated high school enroll- sity of America D.C. in Washington, Swea City Swim Pool A Project Swea City — BacK in 1945 the voters approved a bond issue for a municipal swimming pool, but shortages of material at that time made construction impossible. The current spell of hot, weather has revived interest in the project; however, the amount approved for the pool in 1945 would not be enough to construct a pooi at today's prices. At a meeting of the Commercial Club Wednesday (July 17) it was agreed to proceed with getting petitions signed asking for another election to approve bonds for a municipal swimming pool. Meanwhile, a committee from the Commercial Club and members of the town council will visit other communities, making a study of pools in general, and in particular, the type of pool Swea City needs arid approximately how much it would cost. There are several sites under consideration; however, nothing definite has been determined at this time regarding the site. A. R. Linde heads the Commercial Club committee named to proceed with the necessary preliminaries, and other members are Gerald Swalve, G i f f o rd Smith, Gene Fegerlund and Geo. K. Nelson, School Budget Up Ml5 At Swea Mrs Berte, 92, Oldest St. Joe Resident, Dies Funeral services for Mrs Susan Berte, 92, oldest resident of the St. Joe community, were held at 9 a.m. Saturday . in St. Joseph Catholic church there with Rev. Leo Schumacher, celebrant, Fr. Sturm, deacon, ;and Fr. Ernst sub- deacon, officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home of Algona was in charge of arrangements. Pallbeafers at the funeral were Alvin, Clarence, Adam, Henry, Vernon and Sylvester Berte. Mrs Berte, who had been ill for ten years, died early Thursday morning at her ho'me. Susan Ehleringer, daughter of Mr and Mrs Nick Ehleringer, was born Jan. 8, 1865, in Jackson county, la. She came to-the St. Joe area at the age of 12 and had resided there since that time. She was married to August Berte. He preceded her in death. When health permitted, Mrs Berte was active in the Rosary Society. •> i She is survived by four daughters, Sr. Mary Deotillq, O.S.F., Midlothian, 111.; Sr. Mary Ben- venata, O.S.F., and Sr. Mary Theotella, O.S.F., Dubuque; and Elizabeth Berte, St. Joe; six sons, Brother Mathias Berte, Techny, 111.; Henry Berte, Denver, Colo.; John, Alphons and Joe Berte, Bode: and Nick Berte, Irvington; 43 grandchildren and 34 great- grandchildren. $13, Swea City — The board of education of the Swea City Community School has prepared a budget estimate for the 1957-58 school year showing anticipated expenditures of $170,175, which is $13,115 in excess of last year. The amount to be raised by taxation is $141,075. Salary increases ranging from $250 to $300 have been granted to faculty members, depending on experience and educational background. A new teacher for reading instruction in the elementary grades has been added to the system for the coming year, bringing the total of 23 teachers. The pay boost and salary for additional teaeher account for most of the budget increase. Superintendent Edward Stewart reports that anticipated enrollment for the coming year is 440, Reckless Driving Harold E. Townley of Fort Dodge was fined $100 and costs for reckless driving and $25 and costs for failing to,have an operator's license in Justice C. H. Qst- winkle's court this week. $15 of the latter fine was suspended. Townley was arrested early Tuesday morning by local police in northeast AJ,go»e« Don Elbert Gets $1100 Scholarship Donald Elbert, son of Mr and Mrs Ralph Elbert of Algona and a senior, this fail at Johns Hopkins University at Baltimore, received welcome news last weekend when the Union Carbide Co. granted him an $1100 engineering scholarship. Originally, Don had been given a $350 scholarship by the upiver- sity. It will now be replaced by the new award, whjch covers tuition, books and supplies for his final year of mechanical engineering. Young Elbert is employed this summer in the engineering department of the huge Boeing Aircraft plant at Seattle, Wash. Ron Elbert, twin brother of Don, is presently employed in the blueprint division of the Glenn L. Martin Aircraft factory at Baltimore. He will be a senior at Johns Hopkins and the Mary* land Institute of Art, where he is majoring in commercial art, this fall. Bill Barry Out Of Hospital Soon According to latest reports from his physician, William A. Barry, well-known Algon' an whose left leg was amputated at St. Ann hospital July 16, is due to be taken home* within the next few days. Bill has been zipping around the corridors at the hospital for the past several days in a wheelchair and keeping plenty busy visiting other patients on third floor. Algona Misses Good Rain But Not So County Mother Nature favored most areas of Kossuth county during the weekend with downpours of badly needed rain, but left other areas without a drop. Areas around Algona were overlooked entirely, with the exception of .02 of an inch of moisture Saturday. Heaviest amounts hit the ground on the south edge and the northern half of the county. Unofficial reports showed the following amounts of rain' Sunday: Burt — 5 inches Ledyard — 2 Ms-3^ inches Swea City — 1 inch Wesley — 1 inch Fenton — 1% inch Whittemore — % inch About an inch of rain hit the St. Joe area Saturday. As a result, crops in all areas which received rain look wonderful, according to Extension Director Dean Barnes, but areas around Algona are thirsty for rain. A 99-degree reading, registered Thursday, July 18, was the high mark for the week. Four readings, 95 or above were chalked up during the period, while low mark was a 60 Monday night. Council Oak ! Stores Sold To National Tea Announcement was made this week that the 85-store midwest chain grocery system known as Council Oak Stores, had been acquired by the National Tea Co. of Chicago. Council Oak has a store in Algona, which has been managed .for a number of years by Chris -continues in "that 1 position. ." Other stores are located in Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota, as well as Iowa. In a two-page ad and announcement in today's'Upper Des Moines, Council Oak also announces that under the new operating policy, King Korn trading stamps will now be given in the Council Oak stores. Mrs E. B. Thomas Dies, LuVerne LuVerne — Funeral services are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Thurs., July 25, in the LuVerne Methodist Qhurch for Mrs E. B. Thomas, 63, with burial in the LuVerne Cemetery with Blake Funeral Home in charge. Mrs E. B. Thomas was taken Saturday to the* Mercy hospital, An Algona truck driver, Robert J. Bonnett, was involved in a car-truck collision which resulted A" j ath for two Persons, Clifford Anderson, 42, and his daughter, Patty Jo, 9, of Marathon at a cornfield-hidden county road intersection 1 Vfe miles south and a mile east of Webb at 2 o.m. Monday. Mr Anderson died of injuries following the crash, while the girt died Wednesday morning in a Spencer hospital of injuries received. A third member of the Anderson family, Russell, 8, is in serious condition at the same hospital. Webb is located about 15 miles southeast of Spencer. Bonnett was shaken up but uninjured in the mishap and was back on the job the following day. Bonnett, who has been a driver for Cook's Welders Supply here for almost Seven years, was traveling south in a company truck and the Anderson auto, a 1953 Mercury, was headed west at the time of the mishap. ' Cornfields on the northwest and northeast corners and a grove of trees on the southeast corner of the intersection made .visibility poor at the time. ; Bonnett reported he could see the car but doubted Anderson saw his truck. The auto was struck broadside by the truck and force of the crash wrapped the auto around the front of the truck and totally demolished Tooth vehicles, according to Patrolman Ed Dickinson, who investigated. Speed of each vehicle was estimated at 40 miles per hour. The Algona man was on a regular delivery route for the local firm and had a light load of supplies in the truck. Neither vehicle rolled and the truck's load' remained intact. It was transferred to another Cook rig and returned to Algona. According to Dick Cook, owner of the local firm, it was the first serious mishap by any of his jtrucks in more than a million >WiI&» tof travel since the business was established. Bonnett has been a resident of this area for many years. Budgets Indicate A Probable Tax Boost LuVerne Mayor Badly Hurt Henry Loerwald, mayor of LuVetne, received a fractured spine and badly mashed foot as the result of a fall at LuVerne, Tuesday morning. He was helping to install an air conditioner at the Partners State Bank in LuVerne, when he fell through a skylight, dropping IB feet to the floor of the bank. He was rushed to Fort Dodge Mercy hospital by ambulance. Attendants reported his condition as satisfactory, Wed' nesday. • Small Boy Snarls Up Japanese Officialdom But Makes Getaway Fort Dodge where surgery took place. emergency She passed away at 7:55 a.m. Monday morning. Surviving are her husband, four children, Edgar of Compton, Calif.; (Marian) Mrs Richard Kruchenreuther, Havelock, Lowell, LuVerne, and Ruth at home, five grandchildren, one brother and two sisters. H L July 17 95 68 July 18 99 73 July 19 97 73 July 20 95 71 July 21 87 68 July 22 88 60 There remained a possibility of showers in this area during the latter part of the week. Titonka's Indian Day Next Week Indian day will be celebrated this year on Tuesday, July 80, and the evening of July 39 at Titonka. A parade scheduled for 10:30 Tuesoav morning will be one of the main events. Also 9 Home Talent show for Tuesday evening is slated. Merriam'js Midway Shows will be set up on the main street Monday evening anS wiU also operate all day Tuesday. An entertaining program of street sports for Tuesday afternoon is being planned by the committee, and there will be ajn opportunity for everyone to p^rti- clpate. Roltar §katin| gnji a d^aee will to featured, at the Coliseum. Have Cash For Missing Persons Four former residents of this area are among missing stockholders being sought throughout the U.S. in order that they may receive money due them. The four persons being sought by Tracers Company of America are listed as follows: Charlotte Gwber, Algoaa. last address 318 W. State. Henry F, Thies, Bancroft. Herman J. Mousel, John M. Saiern, Bode. All information pertaining to 'these four persons should be sent to Tracers Company of America, division A. 515 Madison Ave., New York 23, New York. There are about 50,000 persons listed as missing stockholders who are being sought by the firm. Many persons forgot about their holdings during the lean years when 4o dividends were paid- Others are unaware they inherited them, and others threw them into trunks or discarded them as worthless. $100 Fine In Assault Case John Schmidt, 35, Fenton, was given the option of a $100 fine or 30 days in the county jail last Thursday afternoon in a case of assault and battery heard before Jifetice C. H. Ostwinkle here. Schmidt was charged with striking Frank Kenney, 69, during an argument which took place Tuesday evening of last week. Schmidt entered a plea of. not guilty, but the court did not agree. The incident took place on the farm of Ed Schmidt, Sells Lake Home Earl Miller has sold his cottage and property at Woman Lake, Minn, to the Murray family of Bancroft. Mr Miller also recently sold his steel building firm in Algona. He plans on a trip to Utah and possibly Alaska. 200 At Burt Co-Op Meeting Burt — The annual meeting of the Burt Co-op Elevator was held at the Legion Hall, Friday eve- Betty Lou Clapper & Sons UDM Photo and Engraving , Jonothan Clapper is only 18 months old tmt ha has ^already .been the central figure in whal threatened to become an international incident. It occurred lasl May when his father, Major Robert Clapper, his mother, the former Bptty Lou Towne and his brother, Bobby, 4, were preparing to return to the States after living in Japan for three years. They had boarded ship and were saying good-bye to friends when they received word that something would have to be ning, with some 200 members done about Jonothan. "He isn't and friends attending. The financial report was read by J. L. Miller. Frank Ryerson, president of the board of directors, was chairman of the meeting. Dean Andrews and A. J. Dittmer were re-elected to serve as board members another term. Gary Bernau of Algona, >a farm student and winner of the speech contest, spoke on the Cooperative as a vital assist to the farmer, working on a smaller margin of profit. He also gave a clear word picture of the need of the farmer in the co-op and the benefits to him. Gary is a nephew of Mr August Bernau. Ray S. McWhorter, Sec't. of the Institute of Cooperatives, spoke on what co-ops are and do. Don Edison, executive secretary of the Farmers Grain Dealers Association of,Iowa, showed some slides and told of his recent trip to Europe. Ten door prizes were awarded and favors were given to all families present. Lunch was served by the members of the Legion Auxiliary. Annual Meeting, L-Rock Co-Op Lone Rock — The annual meeting of the Lone Rock Co-op Exchange Elevator was held in the Lone Rock church basement, July 9. The balance sheet was read and explained by Mgr. Lawrence Geitzenauer. Frank Anderson of Des Moines was supposed to be the speaker but was unable to attend. Garry Bernau gave his speech on "How to run a successful Coop Elevator." He won the state contest at the Grain Dealers Convention in Des Moines recently Weidenhoff Corp. Plans Algona Plant Addition Walter DsnieU, pruident of the Wnidtaholf Corpora' tion, hat advised toe A l g o n a JruJuitrial Development Corporation., of expansion plans in Algona by hji company. The arm wUl add 11,000 square feet le its pwent floor space at the east edge c f Alsona, by coasttucUon of a new building. The building, on which wark wUJ «tart at once, will §44 84QQ fe»t of manufacturing to the ibeet metal department, and &QQO -feet to the wawhous*. H. J, Gowftu pf Algooa ha* tb» prime contrast fer to the atniid The addition «W add from 85 to M present staff of 80, Mr Daniel* add*d- H that the fine coonflralion in AlfiQM ' *'*•"*".•»•!•» ^V**W _ ^,.M«J!W_ fiWW^S^^TflF»»»fMJ» PV> "**• *^*W* !• firm to mtkt tx* listed on your passport", said the Japanese officials, "You didn't bring him in with you so you can't take him out. Major Clapper explained that Jonothan could hardly have been on their entering passports because he wasn't born until over a year later, but they had duly registered the birth with the American Embassy in Tokyo. And, he told them a little bit frantically, if they needed further proof of the child's existence they could see him aboard the S, S. Wilson which was sailing within the hour. Japanese officials still maintained they couldn't take Jonothan with them. However, they made no suggestions regarding what to do with the boy in case they sailed without him. Fortunately the Clappers knew who to contact quickly and they didn't have to discard Jonothan. When it was all ironed out, they found that although the American Embassy knew that the child had been born, somebody forgot to prove it to the Japanese government. v Major Clapper was attached to the Military Aid Association Group as a liaison officer between our Embassy and the Japanese army and navy. Mrs Clapper is currently visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs Gail Towne, here. Although Japanese homemakers in the higher income brackets can have several servants, it is the husband who is boss in the home. Betty Lou said she was amused by a Japanese couple who were neighbors when they first arrived in Japan. Eve,ry morning very early, the wife would pass their home on the way to the bath house about a block down the street. After she had prepar ed the water and had seen that everything was in order, she would return home, call her husband and he would proceed, kim- ona clad, to take his bath. The Clapper's Japanese neighbors were friendly and extremely polite to them. Major Clapper was in Japan for several months before his wife and Bobby arrived and when she entered the house he had rented for them she found it filied with flowers and fruit her Japanese neighbors had brought to welcome her. getty Lou took advantage of the Japanese talent for floral arrangements an4 tack some lessons in the art She said flowers were low priced in Japan and she found that when she was having a party sfe« could bay enough blooms for a and several vases for two dol r lars. However, such necessities less-f$200'T?er month. 1 The Clappers were often entertained in Japanese homes. One particular party, giveiv by General Sanagi and .his wife stands out in Mrs Clapper's memory. It was one of the many given on the Japanese New Year which lasts from 'January 1 through January 3. Although the meal was served at low tables, a special concession to westerners was made and they could put their feet out in front of them instead of crouching on the floor. The General's lady was anxious to please her American guests so she personally prepared much of the meal. It contained at least six different forms of raw fish! Servants are a necessity for Americans living Japanese-style for there are few modern appliances and very little central heating. The Clappers had a wonderfully efficient maid whom they paid 11,000 yen, roughly $27 per month. A second maid works even more cheaply while a house boy demands $1.50 per day. Since returning to the States, the Clappers have done quite a bit of traveling. They came to Algona from the west coast and after a visit here, went to Major Clapper's home in North Car olina. Back to Algona again to leave the boys with their grandparents while they drove separate cars to Santa Maria, Calif., where they purchased a home. Betty Lou said she cleaned the house all day Monday, boarded a plane at eight o'clock in the evening and arrived in Iowa at nine o'clock the next morning. She and the boys will be leaving soon to join Major Clapper, now stationed at the newly reactivated Camp Cook in California. The thing Betty Lou is looking forward to most is staying put in one place for a long, long time. County Asking Up Only From '56 Total Publication of annual budget notice* for the coming year by various governmental and school districts indicate tnai some tax increase can be expected in Algona and Kossuth cbiinty in the coming year, Kossuth county's budget notice, published today in the Upper Des Moines, shows only a small increase in actual money to be raised by taxation for 1958. Algona's city budget is now m the process of. preparation and' until completed and published, it will not be generally known what increase in municipal taxes, . if any, are likely. Budget hearings have been set as follows by various taxing units: i July 30—-County Board of Education, 8 p.m., courthouse. Asking approximately $2,100 budget increase. . Aug. 5—Algona Community, School district, 7:30 p.m.. Algona high school. Asking . approximately $56,900 in amount necessary to be raised by taxation compared with last year. ' Aug. 6--'Kossuth County Assessor's office. 2 p.m. courthouse. Budget Bldg. Amount to be raised by taxation • $17.500, same as last year. Aug. 7 — Kossuth Exten- . sion office, Farm Bureau , Bldg. Amount to be raised by , taxation $17,500, same as last Brewer Home Sold Sale of the Robert Brewer home at 1501 E. McGregor St. at auction was made last Saturday. Ernest Dial, who comes to Algona in connection with the Bureau of Internal Revenue, was the successful bidder. The Brewers are moving to the west . , T _-y™.J M ^ „ ,- , - ,. Aug. 12—KossutK' _„ hearing at 9 a,m., courJthc Amount from taxation up approximately $800 from asking of last year. . '. i In Kossuth county towns where budget notices have been pub' lished, the asking for the coming year in amounts necessary to be raised by taxation either pretty well holds the line or ia up slightly. Most school district budgets around the county have increased, although one or two remain almost the same as last year. The Sentral Community school district, for example, has an approximate requested increase of funds to be raised by taxation of $37,295 largely due'to the bond issue which will construct a new high school between Fenton and Lone Rock. In Algona the costs 'of the bond issue passed last year re-> main about the same so far as taxes are concerned. The big increase in Algona comes in the estimated general expenditures,"' They were estimated a' $451,364 for 1956-57, and are estimated at $508,202 for 1957-58. Budget estimate publications are required by law, prior to the budget hearings. At the hearings, any taxpayers may be heard for or against any portions of the proposed budget, and following such hearings the governmental or elective school officials make' final budget decisions.' i Reilly WinntrQf Judging Plaque The Upper Des Moines Pub» lishing Co. isn't the onjy one to get a plaque this month; Louis Reilly, fieldmsn for the Poland China World magazine, dropped in at the office Monday ' and showed us a neat little plaque which he w'on for taking first place in the annual Iowa PpJand China men's judging, contest,, held July 6 at the state p4oSji» at Indianola. He was also on a short coursa program, July 10-11, af «"--— Tech, Lubbock, Texas, on the subject of meat'type- hogfe AWAEOWlHHW 57 winner of 22 State and National Awards 1950 - 1857

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