The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 12, 1957 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 12, 1957
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State Hlfftbkoal leta Qity; It, tippet JBt& ;jfRome$ ESTABLISHED 1863 A180NA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER !2, 1957 3 StCflONS^M PACES Plus 12 *«§«* ftutal Gta*utt VOL *4 - NO. Sharp Comment On Some Budgets Frank Yeungwirth had an unusual visitor at his filling station on highway 18, here, a few days ago, and not a paying customer. A gent aged, 63, riding an English bike, stopped in. He was peddling, from Seattle, Wash, to Ohio to visit relatives, and had started Aug. 15. He (iveraged 100 miles a day, and tried to adjust his route to the prevailing winds. He said that a wind at his back added about 20 miles a day to his distance. Mr Geer, who is no bum, said that he bicycled for his health, and had made numerous long trips before by bicycle. He is an engineer by profession, and said that blinding was one of the best exercises possible without too much strain. He usually stayed overnight at motels or hotels or In private rooms. * * * Luke Linnan, back from his August anti-hay-fever sojourn in northern Wisconsin, wryly commenied: "1 got Proxmire elected and the Milwaukee Braves into a safe . lead up there in Wisconsin, so thought it was time to come back." * * * Our fellow newsman. Earl Hall of Mason City's Globe- Gazette, says he gets a little mixed up trying to follow the activities of the U.S. Bureau ol Reclamation. He points out that the bureau's 1958 program calls for projects to create 150 million acres of new crop land, at a cost of $200 to $800 per acre. Meanwhile, under the soil bank program of the. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 28.4 million acres has been idled at a cost of about $723 million this year alone. If you find this confusing, so did Mi- Hall ... and so do we. * * * An official report published in a Los Angeles paper stated: "Police can find no reason for suicide. The man was unmarried." , > * • * * Congressman H. R. Gross of Iowa does some thinking on his own. He recently introduced a resolution which would require graduates of West Point, Annapolis and the Air Force Academy to serve at least 10 years on active duty after graduation. Gross said that it costs taxpayers $40,000 to put a young man through one of Uncle Sam's academies, the equivalent of a four-year college education, but that the graduate has only to serve three years after graduating before resignation is possible ... sort of like the parents who send their daughters to college for degrees in specialized subjects only to have them get married a short time after graduation. » * * A newspaper editor with space to fill set up the Ten Commandments and ran them without editorial comment. • The day after the paper was out he got a letter from a subscriber which said: "Cancel my subscription; you're getting too personal." * * * A modern employer is one who is looking for men between 25 and 30 with 40 years' experience. * * * The most vexing problem today for parents with new kindergarten pupils is to be able to tactfully praise the daily crayon drawing brought home without revealing the fact that you can't figure out what it is supposed to be. * * * Overheard on the street corner: "Do you like conceited men better than the other kind? ,.. "What other kind?" * * * Looks AUkes; Martin Huber and Sam Levinson ... Oscar Metcalf (before his butch haircut) and Grady Phillips... these were turned in, they're not original and honestly, we don't know who Sam Levinson is so we're taking a long chance with Martin. * » * In Ohip a fellow who invented an airplane that could be used as a car crashed into a wooded area and was killed. The combination auto-plane did fly before it went into a dive at a low altitude... one of these days, when everyone is flying an auto-plane, they'll probably make a movie and erect a statue for this man ... but this week he rated only an inch and a half of inside space. * * * Whatever happened to that project to add fluordine to the city's drinking water to help stop tooth decay? * * * Now if there's anything you want, said the landlady, just let me know, and I'll show you how to do without it. * » * Famous Last Line^- Having a wonderful time; glad you're not u — \ Mrs Neuroth, Wesley, Dies; Rites Sept, 14 Wesley — Mrs Urban Neuroth Wesley, died Wednesday afternoon at St. Ann hospital. Death Was caused by a cancerous tumor of the brain. She has been in hospitals in Britt and Iowa City also for several months. Rosella .daughter of Mr and Mrs George Hildman, was born in Marenga N. D., June 10, 1910, and came to Wesley at the age of six months with her parents and has lived In this area since. She was married to Urbar* Neuroth Dec. 28, 1936. ' She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs Norman Rowe (Marlene) of Caran- ovan, Iowa; Elaine, Wesley: three sons, Keith, Michael and David of Wesley; her mother, Mrs Sophie Hildman; three sisters, Beatrice, Mrs Mildred Martin, Wesley and Mrs Adelle Kellner, Bode; four brothers, Clair Erwin and Leo, Wesley and Aelred, Bode. She was a member of C. D. of A., Catholic. Missionary Society and at one time was president of American Legion Auxiliary. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic church in Wesley. Pallbearers will be six nephews, Harold Kopel, Pat Grant, Louis and Erwin Martin, Edward Kellner and Tommy Studer. Blake Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Rosary will be said Thursday evening at 8 o'clock by C. D. of A. members and on Friday at 8 p.m. Rosary will be led by Father Klein. Gr/c/c/ers Open Season Friday The starting lineup for Algona high school's opening football game, a meeting with Emmetsburg at the fairgrounds tomorrow night, Friday, Sept. 13, will probably be selected from the linemen and backs shown here, according to Coach Harold Shugart. Game 7:45 p.m. In the line, left to right, are Jerry Rupp, end; Gary Jennings and Jerry Ostrum, tackles; Jim Kain and Francis Bjustrom, guards; Joel Harris, center; Al Fosnaugh, guard; Neil Colwell and Bob Kern, tackles; Robbie Hutchlns and Howie Funk, ends. The backs are, left to right, Dave Richardson, quarterback; Dieter Gruner, right half; Jim Moxley and Tom Potter, fullbacks; Marv Miller and Jirn Cowan, left halves. There are ten 1956 letter winners and a 1954 letterman, Cowan, in .the group. (UDM Newsfoto — Engraving) Id Weishaar Recovering From Burns The condition of Edwin Weishaar, 39, former long-time resident of Algona who was burned seriously by a highline at Humboldt Thursday, is good, according to the latest'report received here by relatives. Weishaar, who lived here and was employed as an electrician by the city for several years until he moved to Humboldt six months ago, received third degree burns on his neck, shoulders, left thigh and right foot when he came into contact with a high voltage line carrying 4,700 volts at the south edge of Humboldt. Ed was removing a secondary wire which was not carrying electricity. He was performing his duties at the time for the Iowa Public Service Co. of Humboldt. He was standing on a transformer with his safety belt around him at the time. When he came in contact with the hot wire he became unconscious and fell on some conductors while still hanging by the belt. Another lineman who was working nearby .rushed to Weishaar and despite attempts at artificial respiration, failed to revive the injured man before he was lowered off the pole. Weishaar was rushed to Mercy hospital at Fort Dodge, the toes on his right foot amputated and surgery performed on his neck. Much skin grafting will be done before he is released from the hospital, according to his parents, Mr and Mrs Albert Weishaar, who live here. Edwin is married The complete football squad from Algona high is shown here. Many of the squad members will see action in the season opener Friday night here against Emmetsburg.' Front row, left to right, Howie Funk, Jim Cowan, Gary Jennings, Neil Colwell, Jim Kain, Francis Bjustrom, Joel Harris, Albert Fosnaugh, Dave Richardson, Bobbie Hutchins, Jerry Rupp, Dennis Jergenson, Dieter Gruner and Tom Potter . Middle row, left to right, Marv Miller, Jim Moxley, Ronnie Tschetter, Bob Percival, Ken Pruisman, Bill Hutchison, Jason Etherington, Dick Zwiefel, Jerry Ostrum, Bob Kern, Larry Hutzell and Ken Richman. Back row, left to XJOV.A. J.UVY, icii. m right, Dave Steven, Dennis Davis, Larry Sprague, Eddie Pratt, Glenn Johnson, Jim Richardson, Steve Miller, Gary Rich, Denny Waller, Gary Peer, Dean Willrett, Jack Vipond and John Gilbert. The team will attempt to snap a string of two winless seasons with a victory in the opener. (UDM Newsfoto-Engraving) Grand Champion Gerald Reding, 18, son of Mr and Mrs Ralph Reding of St. Joe, won the grand championship of the 4-H Baby Beef Show at the Clay County Fair, Wednesday. His entry was a 960 Ib. Angus. He is a member of the St. Joe Trojans 4-H club. Another St. Joe boy, Don HUbert, showed the reserve champion Angus steer in the lightweight division. Dr. Richardson's Brother Dies Dr. R. K. Richardson of Algona, left Saturday for Washington, D. C. to attend funeral services for his brother, L, F. Richardson. Burial was at Arlington Cemetery. Band Festival, Oct. 5 Algona's annual Northwest Iowa Band Festival has been set for Saturday, Oct. 5, it was announced yesterday , About 25 bands will be invited to attend, Bill S,teele, Chamber of Comand the father of four children. mer «* secretary said. Winner of 22 State and National Awards I960 * 1957 tUnoftAL AWARD WIHNE* 79 (Sfo 57 \/t»tto*\i GtOMtt Winner of Second Place "General Excellence" National Editorial Assn., 1857 Services Today At St. Joe for Mrs Golwitzer Last rites for Mrs John Golwitzer, 60, well-known resident of the St. Joe area, were slated to be held this morning (Thursday) .in St. Joseph's Catholic church at 9:30 a.m. Fr. Leo Schumacher will officiate and burial is to' be in St. Joseph's cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home of Algona is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers are Anton Becker, William Becker, George Wagner, Eugene Kollasch, John Lenertz, Sr.. and Ralph Kramer. Mrs Golwitzer died at home Monday afternoon. She had been ill f9r several months and was hospitalized for a while at Iowa City. Clara Josephine H e m a n n, daughter of Fred and Gertrude Wiskus Hemann, was born Aug. 12, 1897, at Alton. She was married to John Golwitzer at Dedham June 23, 1919. The Gol- witzers lived in the Carroll area before moving to a faum north of St. Joe six years ago. Besides her husband, Mrs Golwitzer is survived by five daughters, Martha (Mrs Ralph Hagedorn), Manning; Regina (Mrs Lloyd Vogt), Spring valley, Minn.; Leona (Mrs Rudy Drees), Carroll; Elnora (Mrs Vernon Potterbaum), Carroll; and Alvir.a Golwitzer, Fort Dodge; five sons, Fred, Manning; Arnold, Lidderdale; Leonard, Glidden; Clarence, LuVerne; and John, Algona; a Drother, Henry Hemann, Ded- lam; and 13 grandchildren. Power Of Attorney Case Filed In District Court A legal action asking an accounting of funds involved through a power of attorney agreement, was filed in Kossuth district court, Wednesday. Plaintiff in the action is Eugene Baessler, with Henry Miller and the Farmers State Bank of Lu- Verne ants. named as joint defend- Baessler states in his petition that Feb. 2, 1955, he gave the defendant, Miller, his power of attorney to rent and lease a quar- fendant Miller did. He also col- ter section farm, which the de- lected the rents and deposited them in the LuVerne bank. Now Baessler states that he terminated the power of attorney arrangement with Miller, and asks that an approximate $1450 on deposit by Miller in the bank be turned over to him. He claims that Miller rented and collected the rent in his own name and that the deposit in question belongs to the plaintiff, A second case filed during the past week was that of Daisy Mae Schauer of Algona, who is asking a separate maintenance settlement from Herbert E. Schauer. Paint Blistered An oil stove became overheated in a house occupied by John J. Von Bank at 520 Diagonal street at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday and caused an unestimated amount of smoke damage and blistered paint. The Algona fire department controlled the unruly stove. Ringsfed Medic Plans to Move Ringsted — Dr. Clyde J. Smith of Ringsted announced the termination of his practice of med- dicine by this Friday, Sept. 13. Dr. Smith plans to move his family on Saturday and to have his office open in Gilmore City on Monday morning. Gilmore City is located between Humboldt and Pocahontas. Dr. Smith came to Ringsted in July of 1954 after serving his internship at the St. Joseph hospital in Sioux City. He came with the recommedation as one of the most brilliant interns on the Hospital Staff. There are two doctors at Gilmore City but one of them wishes to retire in the near future and the other desires to restrict his practice to optical work. Lakotan Hurt In Car Mishap Lakota -— Mrs Fred Schroeder is a patient in Buffalo Center Community hospital as result of an accident that occurred in Lakota Saturday morning when a car driven by Mrs Sophie Ellsworth was unable to stop at an intersection on Main street. The car ran up on the side walk and Mrs Schroeder was unable to get out of the way. She was unconscious at the time she was taken by ambulance to the hospital and the full extent of injury was undetermined. It is known she has a very bad cut on her ankle. C. of C. Tax Study Group Thinks Some Overstaffing A tax study committee of the Algona Chamber of Commerce, making a summary report of city, county and school district budgets, had some sharp comments to make with regard to the County Board of Education budget, and the Algona Community School district budget. The County Board of Education budget was increased in tax levy by $2,120 or 8 percent. The Algona School District budget was increased in tax levy by $56,904 or 10 percent over last year. Members of the 1957 Tax Study Committee of the Chamber of Commerce were Joe E. Lynch Jr., chairman, Roy Bjustrom, R. E. Strickler, Joe Bradley, Joel Hcrbst and William Steele. Office Overstaffed? Commenting, on the County Board of Education budget, the report said "the increase is due almost entirely to the Increased cost of the special education program in Kossuth and adjoining counties .. .The Committee was of the opinion that the budget was questionable insofar as it concerned the salaries of the County Superintendent and the office help. There is a definite feeling that the office is overstaffed although the County Board is unwilling to admit this." Inquiry disclosed that there are six in the office, the County Superintendent, the elementary advisor, two office girls, a special education director and a newly added speech therapist. The office no longer supervises county rural schools, as there are none. Its duties have been altered in recent years as rural schools disappeared,, and.. .new dnties 75, Retired Farmer, Dies Funeral services for Jacob Maasdam, 75, retired farmer and resident, of this area for the past 45 years, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Methodist church with Rev. N. M. Coughenaur officiating. Burial was in the Irvington cemetery and McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mr Maasdam died Friday at St. Ann hospital following a heart attack. Jacob Maasdam, son of Jacob and Johanna Dielman Maasdam, was born March 2, 1882, at Pella. He came to this area in 1912 and farmed for many years southeast of Algona prior to his retirement, when he and his wife moved to their home at 422 North Harlan street. Mrs Maasdam preceded him in death about 11 months ago. Survivors include a son, Arthur Maasdam, Enterprise,' Oregon; two sisters, Lizzie Jacobson, Humboldt, and Johanna Erickson, Algona; and two brothers, William Maasdam, Centralia, Mo. and Leonard Maasdam, Algona. Two sisters death. Pallbearers were Steve Loss, Bernard Capesius, John Weber, Fred Geigel, preceded him in at the funeral? Adrian Sterling Mawdsley. and Clarence Has Heart Attack Miner Sheller of the Algona Trailer Courts suffered at heart attack and was hospitalized < Lu Verne Church Supper , The LuVerne Lutheran church is sponsoring a chicken supper Thursday, Sept. 19 with serving to start at 5 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. Diamond to Hospital Mr and Mrs Phil Diamond left Monday for Des Moines where Mr Diamond entered Mercy hospital. It is expected that Phil will undergo surgery to remedy a back ailment he has suffered for some time. Gov. Loveless Coming Gov. Herschel Loveless will be the guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Kossuth Farm, Bureau Federation unit, to be held Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Burt high school. Half Inch Rain Welcomed Here Three more rainy days, with a total of only .52 of an inch of precipitation measured at the airport, dampened the spirits of only a few persons in this area during the past week. Fog and cool temperatures accompanied the moisture. High reading for the period was a 77 degree mark Sunday, while the week's low, 45 degrees, was registered three different days, Thursday, Sunday and Tuesday, H Sept. 5 ...... 75 Sept. 6 ...... 72 Sept. 7 ...... 76 Sept. 8 ...... 77 Sept. 9 ...... 72 Sept. 10 ...... 71 Sept. 11 . I, 45 53 46 45 49 45 44 .24 — — .14 Possibility of more rain during the next few days seems to be a certainty . Nexf Week! Annual Football Guessing Confesf legislated or developed. , The County Board of Education argument was that there is a need for the new type of programs developed, that few are qualified to handle the programs, and that to obtain such help good salaries must be paid. ; The Tax Study Committee a&5 said it believed that the unfiti" cumbered balance carried over was in excess of what was needed, and that if such a surplus existed, it believed the tax levy could be lowered. More Teachers Than Necessary? * The Tax Committee said it was treated very cordially on its visit to the budget hearing of the Algona Community School'District, board. It added that as teachers contracts are signed prior to July 1, it was impossible for the Committee to obtain any changes, and that if future Committees desire to have a voice in matters it would be necessary to attend the hearing wherein salaries and budgets were approved by the school board. The Committee said: "There was a general feeling that the teachers' salaries were above average. The budget shows that there will be seven additional teachers for the coming year, making a total of 74 teachers. The average per teacher would amount to $4,400... it was suggested that rather than seeking a decrease in teachers' salaries, an investigation be made as to whether the program, calls for more teachers than are necessary, particularly in the High School." * * * Enrollment figures for the Algona Public Schools released this week by Supt. p. B. Laing showed 1433 pupils, or 25 mere than- the enrollment: "• of 1408 a year ago. One new grade school is in operation this fall in the Algona system, which also has seven more teachers than lasi year. * * * The report also said: "the budget showed no incerase in the estimated number of pupils." It was also suggested by some of the committee members that there should be a closer supervision of the use to which the Board puts the school buses. Examine Other Budgets There were also comments on the budget operations of the County Extension Council (Ex- ! tension Director's office), the County Assessor's budget, the Kossuth County budget, and the City of Algona budget. The Extension Council budget was the same as last year. With regard to the County As- ' sessor's budget, " said it, showed money to be raised by taxation, of $3,950 or 9% percent. However, the Committee believed that, the decrease should be more substantial, and that there could lave been reductions in items of the Assessor's salary and salaries of office help. 'The Assessor's salary was increased $800 and office assistants were increased approximately $300 each. The con\., mittee is of the opinion that the salaries paid in the Court House are entirely out of proportion tp "-- salaries paid by the Algona business men,", the report con,-, inued. They said the Assessor's office salaries were a maximum salary not a minimuni salary. The Board, the report added, was unwilling to make any reduction or change in the salaries, Kossuth County itself,,had an ncrease of only $800 j4 the amount to be raised by taxation. Principal item of comment in the report had to do with the Road ?und, which is the major item in. he county budget, amounting to 60% of the total. The report said that "the Committee was of he opinion that the estimated ncome for the Road Fund was under-estimated by some $56,* 000." Ask' Road Fund Check Continuing, the report said; "It is the feeling of the,Committee that the Road funds should be investigated; that the County Engineer and the Board are underestimating thek unincuro« bered balances 1 and estimated other income." The budget for the City of Algona increased 11%, or $W,7f chiefly attributable to the De^ Service Fund for bonded In. debtedness. Without this, tfi budget would nsve decreased, $L, 695. Some budget ttenwwei» reduced over the preceding The completed re.— A —'this week with " president of the her, and was of a the committee a decrease of

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