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By Rust Waller * * * Up at Swea City, the Mwald reports finding a 1928 Swea City c ass ring as the office was being cleaned by Chuck Elliott who was preparing to burn some trash. The graduation lists for 1926 were checked, as the initials inside the ring were almost illegible. Finally, after class mem* bers went down the 1926 roll, Mrs Roy Valvick remembered .that one day 20 years ago she let her small son wear the ring to school. His second grade class visited the Herald office, and the ring was missing that evening. She stooped in at the Herald office arid now has the 1926 class ring which she never expected to see again. • * • We trust that Bob Mittag of Lone Rock enjoys himself to the utmost on his week's free fishing trip at White Pine Lodge in Ontario, Canada, as winner of the fishing contest conducted by this paper in conjunction with Larry's in Algona, and other sponsors. His bluegill won him the division class, and then the week at Sioux Narrows by good fortune in the eSTASLISHH» •* wejajd clasi ttttte* tt th« poitoflle* lit Al Nov. i. 1931 und« Act of Congress of Match 8. A180NA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER S, 1957 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 94 - NO. Calm Fears Here Of Asiatic Flu drawing some of our other fishermen now wish they had entered . . . Ray Stoeber of Fenton is one — he landed a 21 Ib. northern which exceeded the \local winner by two pounds, but l-he didn't enter. * • • Mr and Mrs Claude Whitehill returned last weekend from a fishing expedition of several weeks on the Chippewa reservation, Twin Lakes, in the Itasga Park vicinity . . . Claude said he didn't dare stay any longer . . . the Chippewas were going to hold a big pow wow over the Lab9r Day weekend, and he was afraid .they might initiate him. * * * Travelers to the Twin Cities, and most of us get there once in Bwhile, will be interested to know that the Minnesota Highway Department is calling for bids for a $2.3 million dollar bridge to cross the Minnesota river on the southeast edge of Mankato, to connect with a newly constructed "169 route wKicTi will skirt the edge of Mankato, and follow the west bank of the Minnesota river through St. Peter to north of LeSUeur, where it will connect with the new 169 already constructed and open as a four-lane highway. The new route will all be four-lane, and in service by 1960, it is hoped. A new bridge will also be consruct- ed north of LeSueur, and 169 will miss that town entirely. * * * t Mr and Mrs Alex Dermand and daughter Kathy have been visitors here, from Santa Monica, Cal. where they moved last year. Alex is visiting friends and relatives in Webster City, this week, while the rest of the family is renewing local acquaintances. Alex says California is nice, but the midwest has a lot of appeal, too. * * * Football season is just around the corner, even though we still have to get by the world series. In Kossuth county, interest should reach a new high. Burt high school will field a team for the first time. Swea City, Titonka, West Bend, and Twin Rivers (Bode) started football several years ago. And within a year or two, the Sentral district should have a team that will command respect with the combined athletic ability of the Lone Rock- Seneca-Fenton areas behind it; and when the proposed Central Catholic high here is completed, football will be one of the major sports. * • • We know one fellow who says he'll make 250 bushels of corn to the acre on some of his land this year . . . says he'll bet on it, too. * • • Some time ago. five year-old Debra Christensen of Ringsted let her pet parakeet "Keeno out of its cage to fly around the room. Someone opened a door and Keeno got away. Debbie was a pretty unhappy girl. The Christensen family then moved to Wall, S.D. where the father was employed on a construction job. A month later, Roger Christensen and Duane Johnson were cleaning out the grove on the Roy T. Christensen farm, when they saw a flashy looking bird flitting around. Roger followed, and finally captured the bird with his hands . . . the net result? "Keeno" is now with the family at Wall, S.D., reports Mrs Irmiter who told .us this story. « • » STATE OF THE NATION; Actress Joanne Pru listed $247,133 in liabilities and $21,690 in assets in filing a recent voluntary bankruptcy petition in Los Angeles. Her 1955 income was $83,266 and her 1956 income $4.7,757 . . . Anyone want to write a little ad on the virtues of thrift? * * * Famous Last Line—Grandfather is 8$ years old and still likei to ebM» wom»n wound ih» JftblfJ only thing is, to can't remwnbw why. Public Schools And Academy Enrollment Up While figures are not final at this time, enrollment at St. Ce* celia Academy and in Algona's public schools definitely will show an increase for the 1957-58 school year compared to last year. . At St. Cecelia, 135 are attending high school and 402 are in the grades. .The 537 total is 39 more than for the 1956-57 year, when 128 were in high school and 370 in the grades. No totals have been computed for the public schools, but there is an increase of from 20 'to 40 in the high school enrollment and the over-all total will surpass the 1407 students who attended classes a year ago. Choose Cheerleaders Class elections were held and cheerleaders elected at the high school Tuesday. Varsity cheerleaders for the entire year will be Linda Smith, Sue LaBarre Patty Cowan, Pam Waller anc Judy Lowman, alternate. Kathy Bay, Patti Priebe, Judy Gerber and Nancy Lowman will serve for the freshmen and sophomore athletic events. The new senior class president is Tom Hutchison. Other officers include Richard Olson, vice president; Elaine Montgomery, secretary; and Mike Seller and Karen Hutchins tied for the treasurer's position. The treasurer will be decided later. Karen Hutchins, Jerry Rupp and Bob Von Bank were elected to student council. Sandra Phillips was elected junior class president. Sue LaBarre is vice president; Linda Smith, secretary; Tom Potter, treasurer; and Carol Shore, Joel Hard* and Judy "Reinders will serve on student council. Sophomore Elect Grace McKim is sophomore First Plan, Proposed Central Catholic Hi president; Dieter Gruner, vice president; Marijane Williams, secretary-treasurer; and Dick Zwiefel, Patty Cowan and -Pam Waller are on student council. Freshman class president is Karen Alt. Lee Lawson is vice president; Karen Haase, secretary-treasurer; and Larry Klein, Gary Angle and Rosemary Medin are student council members. The student council during the year will consist of the three elected by each class, State President Tom Hutchison and four holdover members, elected this spring. Cheerleader try-outs were held in the auditorium Tuesday evening, and final selection was by student council members. 6 Truck Drivers Receive Watches Six local truck drivers, Albert Fosnaugh, Jack Gettman, .Don Reimers, John Schimmel, Jr., Fred Beitz and Harry Blome, employed by the Algona Rendering Co., were awarded wrist watches by the Nation*! By-Products Co. following a banquet Tuesday evening at the Algona Hotel. A low accident and liability rate for the local plant during.the past year brought the awards, which included a travelling trophy which will be kept here for at least a year, according to plant manager Al Rode. Robert Fleming of Des Moines, president of the by-products firm which has 41 plants in five states competing for the safety awards each year, was present to honor the men with their awards. The first architect's drawing of the proposed new Central Catholic high school, which would serve the parishes of Algona, 'Whittemore, St. Joseph's, St. Benedict and Wesley, is shown above. Father Francis Conv/ay, who has been named superintendent of the projected school by the Most Rev. Joseph M.-'Mueller, "Bishop of the Sioux City Diocese, said that the preliminary plans are, of course, subject to such revision as may be deemed advisable for the location selected, enrollment problems expected, and other factors. The section at the right would include the gymnasium-auditorium of the proposed structure. Forty-five acres have been purchased as a site in the northeast section of Algona on property at present vacant. An expanded curriculum and a full athletic program would be included in the proposed school, it was stated. ilus Present Style Show A style show in reserve, other entertainment was held Wednesday, Sept. 4, in conjunction with a Silver Tea, by the Doan Women's Club, at the Doan church. The tea table followed the program. Blacksmith 57 Years; Rites At Swea City Swea City — William Smith, 74, well known blacksmith here until a heart condition compelled him to give up active work about five years ago, died early Saturday at Holy Family Hospital at Estherville following a stroke. He was born September 29, 1883, in McCook County, South' Dakota, and came to Swea City in 1937. He had been a blacksmith for 57 years, .and before coming here lad lived in Emmetsburg. Mr Smith and his first wife, who died many years ago, were the parents of five children, including Mrs Dorothy Laubenthal and Mrs Agnes Dobson of Emmetsburg, iand Frank Smith who ives in Michigan, Two daughters, Irene and Flora, preceded their father in death. Mr Smith is' survived by his wife, the former Bessie Zingg, whom he married in 1932, and their son, William. A nephew, Jim Zingg, has been making his home with the family.' Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. S. H. Hammer, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiating. Pallbearers were Alefci Kent, Martin Dahl, Virgil ••Blomster, Pete Troff, 'Ed Peterson, and Dewey Baker. Curtis 'Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Missing Plane Landed, Wesley .A two-state alert for a missing plane was canceled, Monday night, when air authorities found thai Jerry Hinkle, 23, of Fort Dodge, had landed at Wesley in bad weather. Hinkle left Minneapolis in his light plane Monday afternoon. Bad weather forced him down at Albert Lea. When the weather cleared, he took off, but ran into adverse conditions which again forced him down at Wesley. 178 Inch Rain Here Past Week Rainfall provided much of the interest in weather during the past week, with a total of 1.78 inches measured during the period at the airport by Weather man Stu Albright. The high temperature reading was a 91 degree mark Saturday, while the week's low was 58 degrees, a mark that was touched Wednesday and Thursday. Aug. 28 Aug. 29 Aug. 30 Aug. 31 Sept. 1 Sept. 2 .Sept. 3 H 66 73 86 91 87 79 72 L R 58 .41 58 .81 66 .28 62 66 62 .28 59 Injured In Fall Whtttemore — Archie Voigt had the misfortune to fall from a 16 foot ladder Saturday while cutting down a tree close to a henhouse. In some way the tree trunk struck the ladder and tipped it. He fell and struck the cornice of the roof, breaking a rib and cracking another. It js probable chilly readings will' continue to hold the fort from, now on, at least at night and early morning. Winner of n State and National Awards im • mi KATWUUL AWAJB Wwtar 19 ^fe? 57 Winner of Second Place "General Excellence" National Editorial Assn., 1957 1. Algona Bowling Alleys Sold Announcement of the sale of the bowling alleys at Larry's Recreation by Larry Knoll to Bob Reidel, Bode, was made yesterday. The sale includes bowling equipment, and Reidel will take over operation of the alleys Oct. Reidel, born and raised in KOS T suth County, has operated a service station business in Bode. He and his family are moving to Algona. Larry Knoll will devote full time to the operation of the recreation center of the business, as a result othis sale to Reidel. St. Joe Chicken Supper St. Joe- «. C. D. of A. Court, St. Joseph, will hold its annual Chicken Supper Sunday, Sept. 8th, in the Parish Hall with serving beginning at 5 o'clock. The kitchen committee will be Mrs Ted Hilbert, Mrs Laurence Thilges and Mrs John Altman with dining room committee, Mrs Ted Wagner, Mrs Willie Erpelding and Mrs Anton Weydert. Two blankets will be given for door prises. Public is Invited. Heart Attack Fatal, Sept. 1, Roy Richardson Funeral services -for Roy G. Richardson, 63, owner of Richardson Furniture here for many years, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist church with Rev. Roland Andrews officiating. Burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens and Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Albert Reid, William Geering, Louis Egel, Roy Smith, Don Mains and Leonard Maasdam. Mr Richardson, who had been a resident of Algona for the pas 40 years, suffered a fatal hear attack while laying carpet at th home of Mrs Helen Flynn on north Wooster street Monday af ternoon. He complained of a pain in the chest, took a pill prescribed for his condition and began working again. He then took an other of the pills and was on the floor working when he toppled over dead. Attempts to revive him failed. Roy G. Richardson, son oi Frank M. and Maryalla Howe Richardson, was born Aug. 19 1894, at Bancroft. He came to Algona at the age of 23 and was employed in a local furniture stpre for a while, then opened a 4sed furniture Tjusiness on Thor- ngton street. He later added hew furniture lines and then took Jver a building located west of ;he court house, which has been he home of the firm for many years. Survivors include his wife, the rmer Beulah McMahon, whom ie married Dec. 11, 1949 at Des Moines, a daughter, Mildred Mrs Robert Black), Algona; two ions, Robert Richardson, Cedar Falls, and Ray Richardson, Stewartville, Minn.; a brother, W. A. Richardson, Algona; a sister, Dora (Mrs George Johnson), Bellflower, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren. Mr Richardson actively managed his furniture business from the time he established it until his death except for a short time several years ago when a heart condition forced him into semi- retirement. He also operated a funeral home for several years in the Richardson home on south Minnesota street. He was a meber of the First Baptist church and the Masonic Lodge. Firman LaingSr., 78, Dies; Rites Set For Friday, Here Funeral services for Firman J. Laing, Sr., 74, well-known resident of Algona for the past 53 ;ysarsy will" -be lield -tomorrow (Friday) in the Presbyterian church at 2 p.m. with Rev. M. H. Brower officiating. Burial wtfl be at Riverside cemetery and Me- Cullough's Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Mr Laing died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday of a hemorrhage at St. Ann hospital. He was taken to the hospital late Tuesday afternoon. Mr Laing had been in ill health for the past four years. Finnan John i Laing, son of John and Romelia Vaughn Laing, was born Nov. 29, 1882, at Earl- yille, 111. He came to this area in 1894 and was married to the former Irene Simmons, who died in the early 1930s. He was later remarried and his wife, Helen, 1 as well as five children survive. ,. The children are Firman. Jr., "Boberf~X~ "JaqueUng; William and Mary Ann, all of Algona. Several grandchildren also survive. Mr Laing was in the plumbing business for.many years prior to his retirement several years ago. His partner was L. S. Muckey, who is actively engaged in the same shop today. "Firm" got a big kick out of hunting and fishing and before his health failed managed to spend many hours at his hobbies. Pallbearers at the funeral are slated to be John Bieser, Dick Rising, Lloyd Muckpy, Ray Funk, Carl Pearson and Gail Towne. Tp> Gamble Store Ron Wiese of Storm Lake has en transferred from there to Algona by Gamble Stores, and took over his new sales duties Toaster Backfires Algona's firemen were called to 322 South Moore street at 7:2C a.m. Wednesday when smoke filled an apartment occupied by Mr and Mrs Bill Powers. A faulty toaster caused the apartment to fill with smoke. There was no appreciable damage. Crashes, But No Weekend Injuries Four minor mishaps marred the weekend on Kossuth county's roads. There were no injuries reported in any of the crashes. An auto driven by Dennis E. Olson, 20, Algona, crashed into a ditch .and rolled over, three- fourths of a mile north and three miles east of Burt on a county road at 5;45 p.m. Sunday. Olson reportedly met another vehicle, pulled over, went on a soft shoulder and into the ditch. Damage was estimated at $300, according to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst who investigated. Autos driven by Eva Gisch, Algona, and Hans F. Mortensen, Fairmont, Minn., collided at the corner of Phillips and Diagonal streets Sunday morning with a total of $85 damage to the vehicles, according to Police Chief Al Boekelman, who investigated. The third crash Sunday occurred 1% miles north of Burt on highway 169 when an auto driven by Donald L. Jefferson, 51, Des Moines, hit a sheep owned by Dennis Lynch of Burt. The Jefferson auto was travelling north at the time of the mishap when the sheep came out of a ditch and crossed in front of the car. Damage to the auto was estimated at $200 by Sheriff Lind- tiorst. Everett O. Rippentrop, 47, Swea City, escaped injury when :he auto he vas driving crashed into a ditch seven miles north and 4 Ms miles west of Swea ity at 4 p.m. Saturday- Rippen- rop was going west at the time, fie came over the crest of a hill and noticed a surveying crew working in the road so he swerved the auto for the ditch to avoid hitting the men. Mrs Ida Winkie Burial Tuesday Funeral services for Mrs Ida Sophia Winkie, 64, former longtime resident of the Burt area, were held in the Presbyterian church there at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Smidt officiated and burial was in the Burt cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers at the funeral were Mike Long, Bill Dearchs, Roy and Bob Sarchet, Henry Bahling and Harvey Marlow. Mrs Winkie died in a Cedar Rapids hospital at 3:25 a.m. Sunday following a brief illness. She moved 'to Cedar Rapids about a month -ago from her home at Claremont, Minn. She 'was born Nov. 24, 1892 near Surt, where she spent most of her life. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. Her husband, Clair Winkie, preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Ward and Sayre Winkie, Cedar Rapids, and Wallace Winkie, Belle Plaine; a sister, Mrs Lloyd Schenck, Burt; and four brothers, Ira Hansen, Woodward; Harold Hansen, St. Ansgar; Clarence Hansen, Lucan, Minn.; and Elmer Hansen, Hayfield, Minn. Several Cases Reported But Like Most Flu It is possible, according to five Algona physicians, that Asiatic Influenza (known in the trade as FE strain of type A flu) is already active in the city. Reports were prevalent yesterday that several local residents had been stricken. There is absolutely no proof, however, that the Far East brand of flu has moved in, and unless an epidemic develops, proof probably will not be obtained. Doctors Bourne, Bray, Kenefick, Rooney and Schutter were questioned about Asiatic flu Wednesday morning, and some of their statements may prove valuable to persons in this area. Like Most Other Flu First of all, Asiatic flu in itself doesn't, differ from any other type. Symptoms of a typical case usually begin abruptly with chills, fever, loss of appetite, headache, muscular aches and pains and a tired feeling, A patient's head may feel stuffy, his voice may become hoarse and a throat irritation may cause him to cough frequently. The disease usually runs its course .in a few days to two weeks and the patient is left in a weak, tired condition, subject to colds, sometimes for several weeks. Complications Are The Problem It is apparent that further complications could prove to be the real danger. Pneumonia, meningitis and brain abcess, which are caused by secondary invaders of a germ nature, could move in and cause trouble. It has been pointed out that a patient should stay in bed, .keep warm and at the same time •ger-plenty ; of iresh-air -to avoid serious after-effects from Asiatic flu. Staying at home in a locked house will not thwart the flu bug if it wants to strike and any such 'efforts may prove futile. On a nationwide scale, millions of persons may eventually catch Asiatic flu and there may be as many as a million to 2 % rail- lion sick at one time. If an epidemic develops, it will probably come with the advent of chill winds and colder temperatures. Word on Vaccine Vaccine, which should be administered 14 days before exposure to the flu germ, will become available in quantity during the next two weeks locally, according to physicians. The vaccine is 70 percent effective. In order to actually prove a case of Asiatic (Far East) flu, a culture test must be taken from the patient and se'nt to a speqifiq laboratory for diagnosis. By the time the results of the test are received by the local doctor, the patient is out of bed and well again, so no tests have been sent in from a patient in this area. , Many persons have contacted local physicians for information on the latest flu scare. The main precaution seems'to be the guarding against secondary virus germs which could develop into more serious sickness. 500 At St. Johns Bancroft — • The Public School opened Aug. 26, teachers this year are Mrs Geo. Rockier, Miss Collet Kockler, Mrs Mary Kjrets, bagh. St. John's School opened Sept. 3 with over 500 registered. There are 18 Sisters. V. J. Meyers and Mrs Glen McCleish are teaching this year, along with Father Schultes and Father Adams. for 4 Traffic Fines Four persons paid traffic violations in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court this week. Robert C. Otto, Johnston; Qalvin Stratton, Aurora, Colo.; and Charles R. Lathrum, Des Moines, each paid $6 and costs for speeding, while Chris Gales, Irving ton, was fined $5 and costs four leaving the scene of an accident. Class Elections Held, Wesley Wesley —. High School classes chose their officers Thursday, August 29, as follows: In the Senior class: Carol Frideres, president; Judy Hilbert, vice-president; Mildred Schaffer, secretary; Elaine Neuroth, treas* urer. Helen Kleinpeter is their- sponsor. In t h e Junior class:. Carpi Mar« tin, president; Jim Bleich, vice- president; Douglas Downs, sec* retary-treasurer; Mary Mullin la sponsor. In the Sophomore class: Jim Price, president; Andy Huff, vice, president; Ruth Wise, secretary; Steve Doughan, treasurer. Dalef White is sponsor. In the Freshmen class: Alan Jordan, president; Carol Root, vice-president; Maxine Dornbier, secretary; Louis Martin, treasurer, Supt. Charles Mullin is sponsor, Wedding Licenses To 4 Couples Aug. 88 -~ Raymond B- Bur. chett, Jndianola, and Carol CaJ* lies, Titonka. Aug. 31 — tarry C- Johnson and Dolores A. Thompson, Al* gona; Pwight C. Savage, Woodbine, and Sharon. Muler, LuVerne: and Maurice Andersen, Budnmt*. Wm-* mi Beverly Stecker»

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