The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 8, 1957 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 8, 1957
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Lt ; Dick Weber Dies In Jet Plane Crash State ftif*o*i*ai f&m Affaiit't Sfjfi annual flight firtftkfaii will b* fetid next Sunday Aug. 11, at the At* gofitt Municipal Alfpdff t If «ffofl* of the Kwsuih flying Glob tt* successful, Ihefe mtf b* « display of twin-engine planw and & National Guard haHcoptw here Annual Flight Breakfast, Airport, Sunday Setting of braakfast will begin at 6 eum. and continue until 10 a,m. the club com- mlft«, with Vine* McCarthy aft chairman, and Dtefc Poet and A»t Schweppe at othet members, expressed the hope that a good turnout of folks would fake place lor the breakfast. In 1956 there were about 386 fly-in guest* and tsifit 175 plane*, but any and all petions, non-flyer*, are cordially invited la enjef a breakfast of eggs, t&tfttae, coffee or chocolate milk, juice, and roll* served chuck wagwt style — eat all you want. The charge for the breakfast is only SO cents. All persons attending will be asked to register, and there are many free attendance prises to be given away, courtesy 6f your friendly Algena merchants. Kossuth Flying Club members point out that the Algona Airport is owned by everyone, not just actual plane-owners, and that the local airport can be one of the community's best assets. "A good turnout for the Plight Breakfast is one of the best advertisements we could give our own airport, "said Art Schweppe, president of the Kossuth flying Club. "The airport is not a hobby ground for a few," he added. "It is a basic necessity for any progressive small city today, and we have a good airport and a food At the present time, detail* are being ironed out bf which blacktop asphalt surfacing of the runways migfil be accomplished this sum* mer. Half of the cost would be borne by the Civil Aerort* aulics Authority. Be* ftloincs ESTABLISHED 1863 Catered as second class matter at the postofflce at Alton*, Iowa. Nov. 1, 1933, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1957 3 SECTIONS-24 PAGES VOL. 94 - NO. 32 Hire Firm To Check Tax Records Lt. Dick M. Weber Funeral services for Dick M. Weber, 25, well-known Irvington young man, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Methodist church here with Rev. Coughen- auer officiating. Burial followed m the Irvington cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers at the rites were Harley and Gerald Haas, Kent Seely, William Kuecker, Paul Egel and William Goetsch. First Lt. Weber and another air national guard pilot, Capt. Lyle K. Steely of Sioux City, were killed Thursday, August 1, when their T33 jet trainer crashed in an alfalfa field about eight miles from Sioux City near Da- ••ikota City, Nebraska. The plane crashed shortly after take-off from the Sioux City Air Force Base. The men were on a routine instrument training flight at the time, according to Air Force officials. The jet crashed, exploded and burned on the Joe Krampej farm, two miles southwest of Dakota City. Kramper stated that smoke was coming from the jet when he first saw it flying over his favm at approximately 1,000 feet. It then burst into flames and crashed into an alfalfa field. An Investigation following the tragedy was conducted by air national guard officials who reported an oxygen explosion in the plane responsible for the crash . £ Dick M. Weber, son of John F and Dora Weber, was born Aug 11, 1931 at Pontiac, 111. He graduated from Algona high schoo! in 1949 and later received his BA in animal husbandry at Iowa State College where he was active in ROTC. He went into •the Air Force following graduation and immediately went into flight training, getting his wings as a jet pilot many months ago He was single. Lt. Weber is survived by his parents, Mr and Mrs John Weber of Irvington, and a sister, Shirley (Mrs Robert Stephens), of Algona. The other pilot, Capt. Steely, is survived by his widow and three children. Algona Man Takes 24,000 Volts And Lives An Algona bridge construction worker, Dale Kern, 27, very narrowly escaped death by electrocution when 24,000 volts of electricity passed through his body while he was working on a bridge repair job three miles north and two miles west of the intersection of highways 9 and 169 east of Swea City at 11:30 a.m. Monday — and quick thinking and artificial respiration methods of two other members of the crew, Earl Eller and Vernon Christoffers, also of Algona, undoubtedly saved Kern's life. Kern, Eller and Christoffers and dragline operator Harlan Wichiendahl, Algona, all employed by Jim Merryman of Algona. who specialises in bridge jobs, were busy on a bridge repair project at the time of the near tragedy. Kern and Christoffers hooked a huge piling to the end of the dragline cable, the machine hoisted it and was begin- ing to turn so Eller and Kern could place the piling in position when the cable of the dragline came in contact with a highline. .. Ker n was nearest the machine, standing approximately 10 feet away when sparks and a fireball "the size of a basketball ' jumped around near the front wheel of the drag- line. The fireball suddenly shot at Kern, hitting him in the arm and side. According to the other men, "he was rigid when he hit the ground' and bounced before coming to rest face down. , . Eller rushed to Kern and began applying artifical respiration. Christoffers took over and neither of the men could find any sign of life in Kern, His eyeballs were popped out and soon after Christoffers began artificial respiration. Kern's back arched and his arms folded so rigidly they could not be moved. His body then went limp and the others were sure he was dead. Christoffers kept at it and after a few minutes Kern gulped in a huge amount 'of air and began spitting blood. He wanted to get up, but the others made him remain on the ground. Kern was then taken to Swea City in the back of a pickup where he was made comfortable on some bus cushions, given slight treatment, and rushed to St. Ann hospital by ambulance. Kern, son of Mr and Mrs Melvin Kern of Algona, felt the initial jolt of the 24.000 volts, but "couldn't figure out why I was being shocked because I knew I wasn't touch* ing." His first sensation when he was revived after about IS minutes of unconsciousness, was that hi "feet felt hot." His boots were removed by the other men, and it was then discovered that his feet were both burned badly on the bottom due to the electricity. He also has serious burns on his left arm and left side and probably will be hospitalized for sfome time. It was the second time Kern, who has worked off and on for Merryman since graduation from high school, has been in contact with a large charge of electricity. The first time he was knocked to the ground by 2,300 volts from the cable on a dragline. He was not injured that time. Dale finished his junior year at Iowa State College this spring and expects to finish his education if his injuries do not keep him from it. One of his socks had a three inch hole burned in it and the nails in the heels of his boots were melted when the electricity found its way to the ground through his feel. The rest of the crew was back on the job Tuesday after taking Monday afternoon off due to the mishap. Win State Fair Trips Henry Kohlhaas Services Held Here Tuesday Funeral services for Henry W. Kohlhaas, 61, lifelong resident of this area, were held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Cecelia Catholic church. Msgr. P. P. Gearen was celebrant, Fr. Leo Schumacher deac6n and Fr. Dale Koster sub- deacon at the solemn Requiem High Mass. Burial was in Calvary cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr Kohlhaas ,died of a hearl attack at his hpme at 612 east Elm street , Saturday afternoon. He had been in ill health for three years. . Henry W. Kohlhaas, son of Henry and Margaret Mallinger Kohlhaas, was born June 7, 1896 at St. Joe. He farmed for many years in that vicinity before moving to Algona six years ago. He was married to Clara Hilbert at St. Joe May 23, 1922. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Delores (Mrs William Lallier), Algona; three sons, Ivan. Burt; Alfred, LuVerne; and Ralph, Livermore: a sister, Minnie (Mrs Mike Bormann). Algona; a brother, K. L. Kohlhaas, Livermore; and nine grandchildren. Pallbearers at the funeral were Lawrence Kirsch, Wilfred Kohlhaas, Harold Bormann, Gordon and Donald Hilbert and. Bernard Becker. To Present Trophies Trophies to the 4-H or FFA boys who win the swine sh<*v- manship and sheep showmanship awards at the Kossuth County Fair will be presented by the Upper {tea Moines Publishing Co. Two demonstration teams to represent Kossuth county 4-H clubs at the state fair, Tuesday, Aug. 27, were selected during a contest in the Burt Legion hall Monday evening. The winners and their leaders are shown in the above photo. They-are, front row, left to right, Don Madsen and Jim Kain, team from Plum Creek, and Ed Dumstbrff, Greenwood. Back row, left to right, Ed Kain, Plum Creek assistant leader, Gerald Soderberg, Greenwood leader, and Gene Drager, Plum Creek leader. Besides the appearance at the state fair, Dumstorff will also travel to Mason City where he will present his demonstration at the North Iowa Fair. Paul Henderson, Hancock county extension director, judged the teams at Burt. Other teams awarded • red or blue ribbons for their efforts were Bob Fritz and Arlen Bi)sborough, Buffalo; Reger Ulses and Joe Kahler, Burt; Allen Dumstorff, James and Jerome Menke, Eugene Dumstorff, Carl Menke and William Kollasch, Greenwood; David Winter and Sidney White, Lakota; Charles and Kenneth Bierstedt, Lqtts Creek: John Scuff ham and Mike Kain, Plum Creek: Ronald Linde and Richard Olson, Swea-Harrison; Jack Henry and Dean Dodds, Union; and Duane and Jerry Heinen and Jim Vitzthum and Chris Nygaard, Wesley. The following creameries from Kossuth county and surrounding area gave financial assistance to the 1957 contest: Bancroft, Lakota, Ledyard, Wesley, West Bend. Fenton, Whittemore, Swea City, Titonka, Farmers Creamery, Lone Rock and Algona Coop and Brown's Dairy, Algona. (UDM Engraving) To Cut Off Juice Early Friday All city electrical current will be shut off at 2 a.m. the morning of Friday, Aug. 9, for from an hour to an hour and a half, Municipal Supt. Jim Palmer said yesterday. The power will be sh»at off so that a new panel on the light plant switchboard to energize the lew 13,800 volt line to substa- ;ions, can be installed. Palmer said that if there is any alteration of this plan it will be announced over KLGA radio, folks with electric clocks pleasg ;ake note! Weatherman Changes Pace Weather locally did a compete turn-about during the week, starting with four above 90 read- hgs, switching to very livable temperatures for a couple of days, then back to higher marks again Wednesday. High official reading was a 84 degree reading Friday and the ow was an almost frigid 43 Monday nteht. Readings in the mid and high seventies Sunday and VIonday were followed by more heat the next two days. Date H L Aug. 1 91 62 Aug. 2 94 73 Aug. 3 90 67 Aug. 4 75 53 Aug. 5 79 43 No rain fe}l during the period, last rainfall was 1.60 inches In Court On Assault Charge A Ledyard man, Carl Zielske, was charged with felonious assault with intent to inflict bodily injury in Justice C. H. Ost- winkle's court Wednesday afternoon. The case was continued following* the preliminary hearing and bond in the matter set at $1,000. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst will take Zielske to Des Moines for a lie dectector test Friday and outcome of the charge will depend upon the results of the test. Plaintiff in the case is Carroll Fenske, who is emloyed in Minnesota. He claims the defendant inflicted bodily injury with his fists and a pocket knife in Fensjce's car on the farm of Zielske's father Tuesday morning. Zielske claims he has never carried a pocket knife and the lie dectector test will either support or deny his claim. Continuation of the case will depend upon the lie dectector. August Harig, 76, Succumbs; Rites Today Last rites for August Harig, 76, well-known Algonan who had been a resident of Kossuth county for the past 74 years, were held this morning, Thursday, -Aug. 8, in St. Cecelia Catholic phurch at 9:30 a.m. Msgr. P. P. Gearen.iiofficiated' and > thfe Ha*»- ilton Funeral Hottie was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Calvary cemetery. Six nephews of the deceased served as pallbearers. Mr Harig succumbed to a stroke at his home at 503 east North street last Monday afternoon. He was born Feb. 3, 1881 at Marzelben, Germany, but came to Kossuth county with his family at the age -of two years. He was married to Mary Stuflick at St. Benedict Jan. 8, 1907 and the Harigs farmed east of Algona from that time until 1937 when they moved to Algona. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Bernetta (Mrs Douglas Wildin), Algona; three sons, Rudolph, LeMars; Raymond and Adrian, LuVerne; four grandchildren; and five sisters, Mary Stu- flick, Dubuque; Ann Lickteig, Cresco; Mrs Phil Kohlhaas, Mrs Rose Scanlan and Mrs Karl Jloff- man, Algona. 2 Wesley Area Farms Sold «, Edward Otis, oldest son of Mr and Mrs Edmund Otis, recently purchased the 127 acre farm from his grandmother, Mrs Mary Otis, where the latter lives with her son Ray Otis. Edmund Otis recently bought from John Licketigs the 240 acre farm on which the Urban Lick* teigs have lived for a number of years. 4-H Fair Entries Reach New High The 4-H livestock entries for Kossuth County Fair, August 1316 will be at an all }ime high. Entries in the various divisions of the Junior Show from the 22 boy's clubs are—310 baby beeves, 14 beef heifers, 65 dairy projects, 35 market litters, 20 purebred litters, 15 pens of sheep, 8 ponies, 6 pens of poultry, 4 pen of rabbits, 2 crop projects and 6 garden displays and four special activity booths. The junior judging is as follows — Monday, Aug. 12 at 3:30—4-H livestock judging contest. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 8:00 a.m. -judging of market sheep, swine and pony projects; 9:00 a.m., dairy exhibits; 1:00 p.m. sale of sheep and swine, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 9:00 a.m.—! judging of beef heifers, baby beef, poultry and rabbits. Thursday, Aug. 15, 9:00 a.m. -judging of purebred swine and sheep; 7:00 p.m. livestock parade before the grandstand. Friday, August 16, 8:30 a.m. — sale of baby beef. Get $94,000 Contract Gerber and Buscher Construction Co. of Algona was recently awarded a $94,000 contract for grading work qn a state highway in Hardin county. New Lutheran Pastor, Family The new pastor of the Trinity Lutheran church and his family is pictured above. Lower left is Rev. Gerhardt J. C. Gerike, who comes here from Zion Lutheran church of Hardwick, Minn. Mrs Gerike is at the right, and the youngest member of the family is Carol Mae. The two daughters in the back row are Gloria and Paula. Rev. Gerike expects to move here with his family the week of August 11. The new pastor was born at Tripp, S, Dakota, attended St. Paul's college, Concordia, Missouri and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He was ordained May 17, 1936 and served parishes in North Dakota, Missouri and Illinois, as well as Minnesota. He was on the board of directors of the Minnesota district. From 1944 to 1946 he served in the armed forces. He holds a B.A. degree from Valparaiso University, and B,D. degree from Concordia seminary. Gloria is a graduate of LuVerne, Minn, high school and Concordia Junior College in St, Paul. She is teaching in St. Paul. Paula is also a high school graduate and will enter Valparaiso.U. in September. Carol will be,, in the third grade. (UDM engraving) DonTietzis New Policeman A new policeman, Don Tietz, 21, of Lone Rock, has joined Algona's force and began active duty August 1. Tietz was named to fill a vacancy created when Ray Krebs resigned recently. He is single, a lifelong resident of this area and has been farming with his father. He is at present on night duty. Richard Groen, who joined the local police department four years ago, was named Assistant Chief, also effective August 1. There are eight men employed as policemen here. Bad Leg Injury Ledyard — Keith Klinksiek is still laid up with a severe leg injury which he received a week or so ago when his pony threw him and the tendons in hi leg were torn. Our Error, Captain 1 An item last week referred to Corporal Wm. Batt, Our error! We had no intention of demoting Mr Batt; it should have been Captain Wm. Batt. Dollar Days This Week What's Cooking? An Upper Des Moines reporter observed Joe Bradley and Pick Everds driving around Tuesday afternoon in Dick's car. Joe is Kossuth County Democratic chairman/ and Dick is the treasurer of the State Republican Central Committee. What's cooking, boys? a ir _. and Saturday wiU b* DOLLAR BAYS In » majority of Akrons stores. Contained, to J$s issue of the Upper Des Moines are a host of Bellar Bay specials, some big, tome little, but all specially a&arkwJ for the** two days. From 4ry 900411, drugs, groceries furaUur* o&d. many other b* able to nt HUM wre lUt riaia mm. A» Iti Mv»U idftUw Bancroft Votes On Gas, Aug. 13 Bancroft voters will go to the polls next Tuesday, Aug. 13, to decide whether or not that municipality desires to establish and erect a municipal gasworks and distribution system, at a cost of not to exceed $140,000. A vote some weeks ago on the question of natural gas to be distributed by North Central Public Service was negative. Burt voted in favor of a franchise for NCPS, and application for establishment of a line from Algona to Burt is now before the Federal Power Commission. Flown To Iowa City Harold Dains of Algona. was flown to Iowa City Monday in McCullough's Air Ambulance. Mr Dains, who is station agent at Hobarton, will undergo treatment of a kidney ailment at University hospitals, 5-Year Olds Break Windows A pair of 5 year old Ledyard boys went on a glass-breaking spree in the school there one afternoon recently and the results of their escapade were shattering, indeed. Here's what they accomplished before being caught red-handed by the school's custodian, Mr Nitz: 79 windows broken; all dishes in the building, with the exception of two cups, broken including 200 plates and cups, platters, serving bowls, sugar and creamers and glasses; and a shelf full of large jars. According to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who was called later, the boys gained admittance by first breaking a window. Then with a supply of rocks they proceeded to shatter 78 other windows in the building. The boys grabbed dishes, took them upstairs, then tssed them down on the steps below where the stairway makes a turn downward. The entire job must have required a lot of time and many trips up the stairs for the youngsters. Mr Nitz saw the boys jump out a broken window when he re* turned to the school late in the afternoon and apprehended them According to the little boys, they got the idea from a "Little Rascals" episode recently QJI TV. Parents of the bojte agreed to pay for the damage and no formal charges were filed, due to the age of the two Moneys And Credits Come Under Scrutiny Two Tax Examiners To Get 25 Percent Of All Collections A county-wide examination of moneys and credits tax returnu, and a thorough check into all cases where Kossuth county has been paying the bills for inmates of state institutions and -the county home, is now underway. Kossuth county supervisors, meeting last Friday, approved the hiring of W. C. Fletcher and J. K. McLennan, tax examiners, to make the check. Both men are now at work checking courthouse records with regard to the two things stated above. Seek Omitted Taxes } The chief purpose of the moneys and credits examination is to try to collect omitted taxes. There are 12 jtems subject to this tax, but each taxpayer is allowed a $5,000 deduction. Moneys and credits over that amount are supposed, to-be .taxed. ,•'„ * Subject to the moneys and ; ; credits tax are the following: '• :., 1—-Money subject^) check and ', op deposit anywhere. *' A f ; r'2-^^Mfa'riey on deposit' anyi? where, including, banks, trust companies, postal and other sav- ] ings banks, Certificates of deposit;< and similar instruments, • ,' 3—Money, other than the above, on hand in or out of Iowa. . , ".. ' i •' 4—Promissory notes, bills of ' exchange, checks, due bills, ; cream checks, tax sale certificates or other evidences of indebted'.' ness. 5—Stocks in other than. Iowa ' corporations. t : » ; 6—Bonds (except U-Si"- .bonds,, V state or municipal bonds). 7—Real estate mortgages out of Iowa. 8—Chattel mortgages on pel sonal property, anywhere. 9—Good accounts. 10 —Contracts for sale of real estate anywhere. - ' 11—Judgments in Iowa or elsewhere. ', 12-r-Annuities, royalties, money receivable at stated period. Officials say that payment of the moneys and credits tax has been only a trickle. In fact the last state legislature gave consideration to completely eliminating this tax in view of the dif-' ficulty in collecting. Nothing resulted, however, in the way of dropping it from the tax_laws, Seek Institution Refunds Under terms of the contract between the two men and Kog» suth County, they will receive 25% of anything they succeed in. collecting. The contract stipulates that the men shall endeavor to «•«•'< < I—Discover and Ifct JWJJJWH* not previously listed or for taxation, and 2—Recover, wherever possible* for the county, for the support of persons confined In * such sums as the county has paid, from persons legally liable fef such amounts, * . The men also agreed to form such legal service as be required. Their contract for a year. They, had ptevl been working in Guthrie «^_ Fayette counties, and havf dona similar work in 40 equnttes jn, the state. ' • Wedding Permits To 6 Couples Six wedding permits were IB* ' sued by County CJeyk. Pearson this week,, ^hja to the following persoiig; Aug. l «•» Marvin J, QU and Ann* Dodge; and, Yvonne Boro Aw, 2 ~ and Charnwn gomaad Joan ley. • Aug. i, jod Mary 4 Mornes, and VaiteJa goon

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