The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 22, 1957 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 22, 1957
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By Russ Wallet * * * Attendance ai the Kossuth County Fair totaled 11,837 paid admissions at the gate, a figure that compares favorably with recent years. Lou Nitchals, fair secretary, said yesterday. Attend- once the four days was as follows: Tuesday— 2S09. Wednesday— 3345. Thursday— 3423. Friday— 2558. The grandstand paid admissions Were as follows: Tuesday evening, Horse Show, 812; Wednesday afternoon, big car races, 1279; Wednesday night, Mario Show, 797; Thursday afternoon, big stock cars, 1309; Thursday evening, home talent show, 74,3; Friday afternoon, old jalopy stock cars, 775; Friday evening, thrill show, 1148. Nitchals lost a cigar to John Foth on a bet that the Wednesday afternoon crowd was larger than the Thursday one — it wasn't. * * • Asked to comment on how the financial outcome was for the fair, Nitchals commented wrvly "Oh, we'll pay our bills!" Inci- de,ntally, several purses and pocketbooks, and a ladies wrist watch, and assorted keys were found on the grounds and are in Nitchals' office here for identifi- ralion by owners . . . other fair comments included high praise from many for the outstanding exhibit of farm machinery, including many new models .. '., . orderliness also prevailed, arid other than a few reports of pickpocket operations, no trouble arose during the four days. * * • In the Wesley area, a magazine sales crew which included several nice looking gals, did all right. When some of the customers caught their second wind they found out they had involved themselves for as much as $90 for subscriptions . . . Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst said there seemed nothing dishonest about the selling, except that some of the purchasers evidently, didnt realize they were practically signing up for the resjt, pj. their lives 4pr some of the magazines. * • • Matt Streit says there are three ways to send a message (1) telephone (2) telegraph (3) telawoman. * ' • • Soon to go into operation in the Kossuth Court House is a milk vending machine — operates about the same as a pop, Coke or 7-Up machine. Located on the ground floor, in case you are looking for it. * * • Recent local visitors at the Paul Bunyan playground at Brainerd, Minn, were somewhat astounded. They paid admissions and registered on their way in, and a lew minutes later the huge image of Paul Bunyan spoke their names, told the crowd the visitors were ' from Algona, and then remarked "say, that's the town that had all those rats a few years back." It was anything but complimentary from the standpoint of civic pride. Real curiosity is, tho — who was it that knew about Algona's Jay Cee campaign on rats here several years back and is now spieling the commercials for Paul Bunyan at Brainerd ? * * * "** Richard Faber. oldest son of Mr and Mrs Raphael Faber of St. Joe, doesn't carry a four-leaf clover. He fractured both bones in his right arm, last week, the fourth arm fracture he has received. * • » Bob Laing and Soup Briggs claim that they went with Arnie Ricklefs on a minnow seining expedition along the river, south of town, and that Arnie was meticulous in asking them if they had "this and that necessarv to seining minnows , , . but when they got to the river, it was discovered that Arnie had left his seine up at pkoboji. Interrogated on this point, Arnie declared that he wasn't even there, the story was untrue — like Maureen O'Hara he wasn't anywhere around at the time it all happened. * * * Delmar (Pel) Insko, son of Mr and Mrs Mark Insko of St. Joe, was featured in a Chicago American newspaper story recently for his wonderful job of driving winners at Sportsman Park harness races in Chicago. Delmar, 26, was termed the "hottest young driving prospect Chicago has seen this year." Delmar was recently offered a $15,000 a year salary to assist Joe O'Brien, one of the keenest trainer-drivers in America. He turned it down, however, to slay with his father and family, and to keep up the family "string" of harness racers. Delmar is married, and there are two children in his family now. * » * The toastmasiers have three suggestions to make to all public speakers. Be brief, be sincere, be seated. State Historical IOWA city; la. 11*3 Entered a* sccpnd claw matter at the postotflce it Al#ma, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1833. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1957 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 94 - NO. 34 Public School Opens Ai)g. 28, Academy Sept. 3 Mrs Virginia Reimers Leonard Harrington Mrs Frances Holland Carl H. Hayes Sheila Rachut De Anne Douglas Anne Stock Famous Ceurttiy Une « 4-Way Battle For New Area T-V Station * A four-way scramble for TV broadcasting rights in this general area is now underway. Applications have been made to the Federal Communications Commission by three different groups, each located so that it would make reception possible in Kossuth county. First to make, application was KNUJ, Inc. of New Ulm, for an area station on channel 12 to be located near Winnebago, Minn. Then Minnowa Broadcasting Co. of Minneapolis asked for a satellite station" to be located near Fairmont, to relay network programs from. KELO-TV of Sioux Falls. ' This was followed by an application from KGLO-TV, Mason City, to establish a similar satef- lite station near Estherville, Iowa. Last to enter the race is the Fairmont Broadcasting Co. which operates KSUM at Fairmont. They have applied for a permit to operate a TV station in the Faiftnont area on channel 12. Each of "the stations indicated it would be strong enough to serve an area of" 50 air miles from the station. No action has as yet been forthcoming from the FCC. Mrs Loebig, 71, Rites, Wesley Wesley — Funeral services for Mrs Mathilda (Tillie) Loebig,-71, were held at 8:30 at the Blake Funeral Home, Wesley, and at 9 a.m. in 'St. Joseph Catholic church at Wesley Wednesday. Fr. L. N. Klein officiated and burial was in Buffalo township cemetery, Titonka. Pallbearers were James, Joe, Gerald and John Putzstuck, Victor Simmons and Red Baker. Mrs Loebig died a.t St. Ann hospital in Algona Sunday morning. She had been a patient there for the past five weeks after suffering a heart attack. Mathilda Loebig wag born in Rutland, 111. April 16, 1886. She was married to Herman Oppedahl, who died in 1925. She later married Eugene Loebig, who preceded her in death in 1936. Mrs Loebig was a member of the C. D. of A. and a charter member of the Wesley Homemakers. She is survived by three children from her first marriage. They are Alvina (Mrs John Larson), Chicago; Thelma (Mrs"Lester Blain) and a son, Robert Oppedahl, Wesley. Five brothers, Frank Jacobs, Great Bend, Kan.; Fred Jacobs, Winona, 111,; Mike Jacobs, Rutland, 111.; Ed Jacobs, Streetor, 111.; and John Jacobs, Nebraska; a sister, Mrs Francis grandchildren also survive. Mrs Loebig was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and four brothers. Algona Upper Des Moines Magazine Cover Feature The Algona Upper Des Moines was honored last week will a feature story on the newspaper on the front cover of 'THE NATIONAL PUBLISHER", monthly magazine published by the National Editorial Association, and distributed 1 to organization merrfe bers, numbering between six and seven thousand, advertising agent cies and others. J The article carried a picture of the front of the Upper De| Moines building, and points out that the newspaper has won 23 state and national newspaper awards in the past ten years. t The article continues: •? "Back in 1863, an ox team hauled a printing press to the tinyj village of Algona, between the east and west fork of the Des Moines river in Northern Iowa. Thus started the first newspaper in north central Iowa — The Upper Des M°i nes — taking its name from the, large land area described as Upper Des Moines country by the early settlers. i "The paper has grown and prospered with the community. If is now housed in a new 5,280 square foot building, beautifully equipped. The firm does a large volume of commercial printing and; has an office supply and equipment department as welL "Serving Iowa's largest county, this newspaper has a greater circulation-in its area than any other publication ot any type, daily, weekly or monthly. With good equipment, quality service and a prize-winning product, this newspaper is typical of the leading weekly newspapers of the nation.' 1 ! - ••'••'•— I-.I.-...I.I .- J. .11.111 I -.MM--,., I I. II I.. • II "I •• Top Demonstration Team, Style Revue The senior girls demonstration team of Beta Walker, left, and Kay Fitzgerald, right, walked off with first place at the county fair and will travel to the state fair and present their demonstration "Off With Their Heads" later this month. . Reta is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Ralph Walker, Jr., Swea City, while Kay is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Ed Fitzgerald of Armstrong. The girls are members of the Swea City 4-H club. (UDM Flashfoto-Engraving) Pick Jurors In Sept. Term Of District Court Petit jurors for the September term of district court to open in Algona Sept. 16, with Judge G. W. Stillman presiding, were drawn Wednesday at the courthouse here. The jurors, who will be informed as to when they are to report, are as follows: Burt—Florence Anderson, Rose McGuire. Lakota—Irene Anderson, Otto Engelbarts, Mrs Carl K. Johnson. Bode — Opal Barker, Ralph Reding. Whittemore—Lillie Bauer, Emma Knecht, Lida Roeber. Fenton—Charles Beaver, Carville Jensen. Irvington—Laura Becker, Geo. Leigh. Algona — Florence Bjustrom, Don Erickson, George Fertsl, jGerald Garmon, Marvin Hackbarth-, .Florence E. Hagg, Esther rteirherr ; -Virgie Loss, VefrieU Ludwig, Myrtle Morck, Betty Rochleau, Geraldine Rowley, Alvin Sage, Rosetta Wesley. Titonka — Gerhard Bruns, Ernest Hofmann, George Tjaden, Carrie Torgerson. Lone Rock — Wm. Buss, Edward Hackbarth. Bancroft — Helen Cogley, Geo. Doocy, Alleda Harms, Walburga Naber, Donald Weber. Elmore — Wm. Domhart. LuVerne—Grace Dudley. Ledyard—Mrs Zilphy Hardt, Merle Johnson. Wesley — Helen Johnson, Nyla Newbrough. ... "Swea City — Kathryn J. Langerman, Russel Strayer. Armstrong — Marge Strong. Corwilh — Frank Weber. In district court the past week, only one new case was filed. Mabel A. Lane, Algona, is asking a divorce from Beecher Lane. The couple married Nov. 28, 1929. Marilyn Johannesen of Bancroft, who was the style revue winner at the county fair, is shown in the above photo holding the outfit which won her the award. She is a. junior at Sentral high school. Marilyn, daughter of Mr and Mrs Fred Johannesen, is a member of the Seneca Stars 4-H club. She will enter the style review at the Iowa State Fair later this month. The winner of the state contest wins the right to go to the national event later. (UDM Flashfoto- Engraving) Identical Twins Bern Wssley «» Identical twin boys, Dean Frederick and David Michael were born August 7 to Mr and Mrs Bob Trenary of Qor- with. Mrs Trenary is the former Gladys Gofitz; daughter of Mr and Mrs Mike Goetz of Sargeant, Minn., formerly of Wesley. They also have one other son and two daughters. Brother Of Jim Wychor Dies Funeral services for William Wychor, 36, brother of Jim Wy- chor of Algona, were held Tuesday morning at Minneapolis. Mr Wychor suffered fatal injures in a construction mishap near Baker, Oregon, Wednesday morning, Aug. 14, and died in a Baker hospital the following day. Jim WJychor flew west from the Twina Cities soon after the report pf the mishap reached him, but failed; to get to Oregon before his brother died due to a delay at Salt" Lake City enroute. WJJliam Wychor was a construction engineer on the Hell's Canyon dams in Oregon, where he had been for several months. His wife, parents, two sisters and two other brothers survive. Girl Injured In Mishap At Lake Mr and Mrs Walter Boeckholt and Cheri have returned from a vacation spent at East Okoboji. An accident one day marred the pleasure when Nancy Elmore, daughter of Mr ,and Mrs Jim Elmore, jumped from the pier, landed on a tin can and cut all the tendons and a main artery in her foot. She had accompanied her g randparents Mr and Mrs J. M. Imore to the lake for the day. She was rushed to a doctor at Spirit Lake and it took 25 stitches to close the wound. She has made good recovery and for the first time was allowed to step on the foot this week. Algona's public schools will open Wednesday, Aug. 28, and St. Cecelia's -Academy will open Tuesday, Sept. 3, it was announced this week. Official announcement of rules and regulations pertaining to the C ublic school was made in detail y Supt. O. B. Laing .elsewhere in last week's Upper Des Moines. The first full days of school will begin Thursday, Aug. 29. Assignment of classes will occupy the first half day, Wednesday. Thirteen rural bus routes will operate. There are four more teachers on the public school faculty than last year, two in the elementary system and two in the junior- senior high.' An enrollment of about 1,400 is anticipated. The 10 new elementary school teachers are- pictured here. At St. Cecelia's Academy, registration will take place Sunday, Aug. 25, between the hours of 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monsignor P.' P. Gearen states. Harmon, Hurt In Sawing Mishap, Out Of Hospital Lois Ruhl Chester C. Harmon, 50, Algona farmer who was injured severely Friday 'afternoon when hit in the face by a six foot 2x4, was re- A Nip Of Fall In Air During Past Week The weather apparently is attempting to taper off for an early Fall, if night time readings during most of the past week can be used as an indicator. • Low mark for the period was a 50 which was recorded by Weatherman itu Albright Monday. The high reading was an 89 degree mark Wednesday, Aug. 14, and a total of one-fourth inch of rain fell during showers Wednesday, Saturday and Tuesday, Aug. 20. Dale H L Aug. 14 __89 02 Aug. 15 85 67 Aug. 16 81 60 Aug. 17 82 52 Aug. 18 82 60 Aug. 19 .81 50 Aug. 20 __79 53 According to Weatherman Albright, the possibility of an Indian Summer during the Fall appears good at present. Fire At Ringsted BmgstesUrFire of an unknown origin broke out in the basement of the Home Cafe, which was recently remodeled from the fire last winter, and it appears the .heat melted the solder on the water pipe and it was automatically Henry Deitering Dies, Bancroft Funeral services for a well- known Bancroft man, Henry J. Deitering, 81, were held in St. John's Catholic church there at 10 a.m. Saturday with Rev. J. H. Schultes officiating. Burial followed in St. John's cemetery. Mr Deitering died Wednesday in Holy Family hospital at Estherville where he had been a patient for several days. Mr Deitering fanned for many years east of Bancroft and operated an auto agency and garage after moving into town. He retired several years ago. Ho w"as a life-long member of the Catholic church. Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters, Margaret (Mrs Phil Sheridan), Bancroft; Mildred (Mrs Carl Callies), Lake City; and Maureen (Mrs Lawrence Walsh), Lone Rock; and three sons, Albert Deitering, Bancroft; Emery Deitering, Joliet, 111.; and Lawrence Deitering, Fla. A son and daughter preceded him in death. Pallbearers were William Janvrin, Joe Helinsky, Lawrence ificcker, Lawrence and Tom Menke and Raymond Wolf. leased from Mercy hospital at Fort Dodge Wednesday morning, Aug. 21. , <*••;• •, i.i; i .Me ,Harmon,.. who farms about four miles nprtheast of Algona in Plum Creek township, suffered a deep gash in his forehead, a fractured nose, a brain concussion, slight skull fracture and cut on the chin while sawing lumber on his place Friday. Following his release Wednesday, Mr Harnwn returned home where he wilj convalesce. Mr Harmon was assisting with sawing wood when the mishap occurred. The saw which was being used gets its power from a tractor and the mill is set. up so the rough logs are moved into the high Speed saw. It is probable Mr Harmon was injured while trying to loosen a log jam near the saw; He was using the 2x4 and it is thought it slipped, hit the belt driving the saw and shot into Mr Harmon's face. He was knocked several feet by the blow, which landed on his nose, and began bleeding profusely at once. ' He was brought as soon as possible to Algona, given slight treatment and taken by ambulance to Fort Dodge, where for a time he was considered in grave condition due to loss of blood. Strangest angle of the mishap seemed to be the fact Mr Harmon was not rendered unconscious by the sudden hard blow from the wayward 2 x 4. He was accompanied to Fort Dodge by his wife and suffered severe shock after the accident. Instant death may have resulted if the 2x4 had not hit Mr Harmon on the nose, according to local doctors. Three Fines In Ji/stice Court Fines were paid by two men in Justice C. II. Ostwinkle's court this week. Marvin Schaumberg, Elmore, paid $8.50 and costs on an axle overload charge and Martin Monson .Wesley, paid a $10 fine, a $16 claim and costs for defrauding a hotel keeper without paying lodging bill. The case was heard and fine set July 23 and Monson paid the total Tuesday. Sent ral School District Opens On Sept. 3 The Sontral Community Schools, serving the Lone Rock- Srnora-Ff'nlnn areas, will open . for the 1957-58 term on Tuesday. Sept. 3. at 9 o'clock. School will bo in session all clay Tuesday as usual with hot lunch to be served. Buses from Seneca and Fenton will run nt the approximate time they did last year, and the Lone f?ock buses will run about 10 minutes earlier. Kindergarten will .operate all day every day this year in all throe buildings, according to Stipl. K. M. Chase. Supt Chase now has his office in the Lonfi Rock school. Prc-school registration for high school students will take place Thursday and Friday, Aug. 29 and 30, in the Lone Rock building. All ninth grade students are asked to report at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, when an algebra aptitude test will be administered and the class will bd divided into two sections, one for algebra and one for general mathematics. Details of seat, assignments and schedules will be made and explained. Book rent,' should be sent with the students on the day of registration. Tenth grade students will register Thursday afternoon, llth grade on Friday morning and 12th, grade students Friday afternoon. Book rent remains the same, $4 for students in the district, payable in advance. Grade school and junior high pupils should bring their book rent the first day of school. • The high school will maintain a full academic and extra-curricular activity schedule. pomplcte information has been >• sent to parents of all students. The teaching staff for Sentral schools has been announced as • follows: Instrumental music, Warren. • Jones. Vocal music, Leroy Bras. Remedial reading, Mabel Blanchard. "' " .'--,.- •"•:.:-;-•;•> At the Fenton building will bei Kindergarten, Phyllis Gowans; j 1st grade, Bernndette Gowans; : 2nd grade, Alma Bleckwenn; 3rd grade, Jessie Newel; 4th grade, Ruth Newel; 5th grade, Donnabelle Kohlwes; 6th, Elnora Petersen; Junior High, James Hypes, Principal and Science; Leone ' Halverson, Mathematics; Darwin Zahrt, English; Verval Kinnander, Social Studies. At Lone Rock will be: Kindergarten, Florence Y a g ei " 1st grade, Adelaide Pinglef High School- Science and girls coach, Mabel Curling; English and French, Oriole Christiansen; Home Economics, Barbara Hypes; English and boys basketball, Robert Norris; Math and assistant coach, Kenneth Walter; Shop, Ralph Meyer; Comniercial, John Wirsing; Social studies, C. W. Cram; Principal and American Govern- . ment, D. A. Blanchard; and • Superintendent and Chemistry, I K. M. Chase. , Seneca building: Kindergarten, Betty Englebee; 1st and 2nd grade, Naoma Chipman; 2n,4 grade, LeAnn Beaver;.3rd grade,. Carol Bras; 4th grade, Marlene Thorson; 5th grade, Bertha Petersen; and 6th grade, Fern Krueger. '• ' Titonka Man's Brother Killed Titonka — Word was received in Titonka, Saturday, by Vern Rafdal of the accidental death of his brother Earl Ratdal of Albert Lea, Minn, He was in a two car crash and was killed instantly. Services were held Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, at 2:30. Besides his brother in Titonka he is survived by his wife Opal and a son Stephen Mark of AJU bert Lea, his mother and step* father, Mr and Mrs Lawrence Doege of Burt, a half brother, Wilbur Doege of Burt and a step-sister Carol. He spent most of his life around Titonka before living at Albert Lea. Reopen Koffee Kup Mae Hardgrove will begin operation of Algona's Koffee Kup Cafe on Monday, August 26. Located at the corner of State "" J Moore» Winner of 22 State and National Awards 1950 - 1957 19 AWAJB WINNW 57 o< Second Place "General Bxce" ^JioriaJ Assn., J857

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