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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 19, 1957
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it&te Iowa city; la. «**«••• ESTABLISHED 1663 At wcond claM Httftet at th* postofllc* at Ai« Jem, KoV. 1, 1839. undfer Act of CongfeM of March a. mftmau ^ aa AlGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1957 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 94 - NO. 38 By^Huas Wallet Total attendance at the Clay Jaunty Fair this year was 157,°PO compared with 164,000 in 1956... most fairs this year had a drop in attendance.. .exceptions were the Kossuth County Fair and the Minnesota State Fair. • • * It was just 19 yeaw ago thai Union Slough was established by presidential order as a Federal Game Refuge. Remember? The project was originated by then State Conservation Officer Fritz Pierce, Joe Lowe, Slim Smith, and State Conservation Commissioner Ding Darling. Present manager of the refuge is Harold H Burgess of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Servidft He says he has asked many if ! their 'dreams of 20 years ago haVe come up to expectations, and the reply »is universally "yes." It is said that there would be no duck or goose shooting in the county without Union Slough to provide rest and food for the migrants. The refuge has also been conserving water while the rest of the county is being drained. • * * Nets Isaacson occasionally ha* some of his photographer friends in to inspect the work Nels and his wife do, and so it was a while back, when your reporter happened to drop in. Among others, one of the visitors was a Mr Nicholson of Emmetsburg, who it seems'has a hobby of making and bottling a special barbecue sauce ... he was also a good salesman ... we wound up with a case of the stuff. "Commodore" Eugene Murtagh was guest speaker at Rotary, Monday noon. He has been the head of the Okoboji Yacht Club and carries the "Commodore" title...if you think it's all fun and no work, just ask Gene. Indict Three On Bad Check Counts Presbyterian Centennial Week To Start Sunday By Esther SJgsbee One grocery store employee of our acquaintance says he has been tempted to insert a classified ad stating "this store closes at 8:30 p.m. Saturdays"...says a few make a habit of dropping in just at or just after 8:30 p.m. » • * • The Veterans class ai Whittemore has begun a project to bring improved breeding to swine of that area, according to Pat Carper, instructor in the Veterans farm class which meets at Whittemore' twice a week. Class members Orville and Vern Muller, Whittemore, Kermit and Gerald Kuecker of West Bend and Cylinder, Richard Preston of Cylinder, and Richard Underwood of Fenton purchased six boars from the testing station at Ames, and at least eight'members of the class intend to use the boars as herd sires. The boars all meet basic requirements for meat type breeding, It is the intention to .keep accurate records of the results of the breeding program from the new herd sires, as to finished product and production costs along the way. In other words, from less than 200 tested herd sires from the Ames breeding station, sold all over the United States, this class of 20 men bought six of the sires themselves. • • • Last weekend we toured eastern Iowa with three youthful members of the .household, and among other places visited Niagara Cave at Harmony, Minn. Our kindergarten member of the crew, after descending to 250 feet bejow the ground, observed: "We must be getting down where the devils are." , • * * Our "Go, Bulldogs" pages last week with local pictures proved a big hit... even for "Fred" Percival and "Harold" Kuch- enreuther, who should have been properly identified as Clayton Percival and Cecil G. Kuchen- reuther. • * * Scouts tell us that both the St. Louis Cards and the New York (or should we say San Francisco) Giants have had scouts at Bancroft interested in lining up Dennis Menke of Bancroft, ssn of Walt Menke, for future baseball activity. Dennis, who is just a senior this year in high school, was one of the standouts on the Bancroft Junior Legion team which won' the state title. He played shortstop and pitched. Famous Last Line—(Casey Stengel, New York Yankee manager): "go long a* you . win. they ean't catch you," Bob Barracks Tops Bob Barracks topped the list of better than 200 scores at Hawkeye Lanes this week with a 215 total. Other men over 200 included BUI Geering 312, Cliff Benschoter 210, Ralph Jacobson 206, Gail Towne 204, Clayt Pittman SOI, Lou. Olson 2Q1, Gus Blanchard 301, Witford Roo<J 200 and Jack Haag 200. The First Presbyterian Church of Algona will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding the week of September 22 to 29. Special events are scheduled during the entire week. Joseph Skow is chairman of the planning committee for the Centennial, Mrs Fred Geigel is secretary, the. Rev. M. H. Brower, ex-official member, and C. B. Murtagh, O. B. Harmes and A. D. Crawford are other members. The Presbyterian church was the first church of any denomination to be organized in Kossuth County. Rev. D. S. McComb came to the area during the summer of 1856 and located a number of families with Presbyterian affilia'tions. On September 24, 1857, Samuel T. Wells, a traveling missionary in the Presbytery of Dubuque organized the church and Rev. McComb was the first pastor. Signing the charter, were H. A. Henderson, Mary A. Henderson, Margaret Reibhoff, Michael Reib- hoff, Amelia Reibhoff, Grace McPhillips, Jane C. McComb, Elizabeth Heckart and Elvia Heckart. The next day a meeting was held Ernest Moe Dies At Work Here Tuesday Ernest Moe, 56, well-known Algonan, died of a heart attack Tuesday afternoon while at work in the gas station operated by him for many years on west State street. Funeral services for Mr Moe will be held tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 20, in the First Baptist church at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Riverview cemetery and the McCullough Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Ernest Theodore Moe, son of Ole and Frieda Cook Moe, was born here June 26, 1901 and was a lifelong resident of Algona. He never married. Ernie operated Moe's Skelly Service station and was a member of the Kiwanis Club. Survivors include his parents, a brother, Ralph Moe, Algona; and a sister, Delia (Mrs Theodore Koschler), Miami, Fla. A brother preceded him in death. Pallbearers at the funeral will be Chet, Elmer, Don, Richard, Dwight and Russell Cook. / Traffic Fines In J,P, Court Three men paid fines in Justice C- H. Ostwinkle's court during the weekend. They were Edward J. Streit, Whittemore, who paid $10 and costs for night time speeding; R. D. Harrison, Pocahontas, who was fined $5 and costs for overload on registration and $32,95 and costs fqr axle overload? an.<J Charles p. ybjk, Whittemore, who paid $10 and costs lor passing a school bus. at Irvington where it was voted to unite with Algona instead of organizing a separate church. Jacob C. Wright, Nancy C. Wright, Alexander Davidson, Minnerva Davidson and Sarah A. Green were received on certificate there and Jacob Wright, H. A. Henderson and Alexander Davidson were ordained as ruling elders. Centennial Tea & Pageant The Centennial program committee; consisting of Paul James, Keith Strayer and Mrs Karl Kiilsholm, has planned the observance to open with a Rally Day program by the Sunday School, Sunday morning, Sept. 22 at ten o'clock. A church family picnic will be held at noon at the Call State park. At 7:30 in the evening, an old-fashioned hymn-sing will be held at the church with the Mariners Club members, in early-day costumes, in charge. The Rev. and Mrs M. H, Brower will be hosts at a tea at the manse, Tuesday afternoon between the hours of 2 and 5. Wives of elders and trustees will be assisting hostesses. A pageant, "A Century In His Service", will be presented at 7; 30 Tuesday evening in the sanctuary. It has a cast of over 50 people. Pageant narrators will be Mr and Mrs Joseph Skow. Candle- lighters are Kay Agena and Diane Malueg. Wesley Hardy will portray Rev. McComb, first pastor of the church and Leon Martin, the founding missionary. Charter members will be played by Mr and Mrs Karl Kiilsholm, Mr and Mrs A.J. Huenhold, Mrs EJmer Cook, Mrs Clifford Etherington and Mrs Homer Clark. Jergen Skow will be a pastor of the 1890's and Lloyd Gerber a parishoner. Keith Strayer, Lowell Lenz, Oliver Carlson, A. D. Crawford and the Rev M. H. Brower will present messages from former pastors and Rev. Gilbert Kuyper, St. Paul will be here to bring his message in person. Mrs Richard Burt and her primary class will represent the Sunday School; Wilbur Reinders, Charles Hardgrove and Al Agena, the men of the church. Past and present womenjs organizations will be represented by Mrs A. E. Kresensky, Mrs Fred Geigel and Mrs John Foth. Mr and Mrs Willis Colwell and Gary, Jim and Barbara will represent the Chrisian home. Music will be provided by Mrs Rex Taylor, organist; Mrs Al Richardson, soloist; Mrs M. H. Brower and a group from the Geneva Choir; Mrs Richard Mawdsley and Westminster Fellowship members ami the Chancel Choir, -under the direction of Mrs Casey Loss, will sing by recording. The pageant production committee consists of Mrs A. J. Huenhold, Mrs John Zalaznik, Mrs Richard Mawdsley, Mrs Elmer Cook, Miss Hattie Wilson and Mrs Harlan Sigsbee. Banquet Wednesday A banquet will he held Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock in the high school annex. The Men's Jury Cases To Start; Dismiss Three Actions '\ Three indictments were return* ed by the Kossuth County Grand Jury, Wednesday morning, as the September term of court opened here. Indicted were: Stuart Farrell, Boston, Mass.; J. T. Callahan, whereabouts unknown; and Carlyle C. Evans, in military service, whereabouts unknown. All three were indicted on charges of false uttering and drawing of chacks. Grand jurors'were B. P. Richardson, Algona, foreman; Lee Cole, Burt; Frank Grandgenett, Irvington; Leo Kollasch, Lotts Creek; Maurice DeBoer, Wesley; Milo Miller, LuVerne; and Harold Htmt, Algona. Impersonated Priest Farrell is charged with impersonating a priest from Milwaukee and cashing a worthless check in a local bank, May 15, 1957. He is now in jail • in Boston, and, County Attorney Gordon Winkel said there was a "hold" order on him for Kossuth county. Th,e check was for $30. Callahan passed a number of worthless checks at Bancroft, where he dropped in as a stranger last July, with a story of having had a 'car wreck and leaving his traveler's checks and clothing in the wrecked car. He has been identified, and has a previous record including a term in the Ohio penitentiary. He told Bancroft business places he was a bartender from Wisconsin Dells, Wis. Evans bought a parachute from the Albright Aero Service of Algona, to make a jump at a celebration he bounced. $aid. .cheek: (Cooflau»d on Ps0» 1, 3) The Grand Jury also made two recommendations. One was that the county paint a yellow or white center stripe on county blacktop roads, and that kitchen improvements be made at the county home. 5 Not Guilty Pleas pleas of no\ guilty were entered by defendants in district court, all on charges of operating motor vehicles while intoxicated. Entering not guilty pleas were Urban J. Lickteig, Wesley; Ken Kickbush, Algona; Leonard Pesicka, Algona; Otis Witcher, Humboldt; and Milton W. Geitzenauer, Corwith. Three cases were ordered dismissed by the court for lack of evidence. They were Robert Brecht, charged with embezzlement; Mathian J .Hildman, charged with extortion; and Joyce Durant, charged with forgery. A total of $1,100 in fines was imposed in three cases where defendants entered guilty pleas to charges of O.M.V.I. Fined $500 was Leon Arend, Bancroft. Fines of $300 each were paid by Anthony „ Erdman, Algona, and Lester Armstrong, Livermore, A judgment for $64.20 was given the plaintiff by default in a case brought by Wille's Canvas Shop against Wm. Lovstad, Jr. Jury Case Slated First jury case to start next week is a drunken driving charge against Brownie M. Kre- zevich of Boone. He was arrested June 23 by Algona city police while he was here attending a golf tournament. The petit' jury was slated to report Monday. Gordon Winkel, county attorney, will prosecute for the county. Judge G, W. Stilman will preside. Two new cases were also filed during - the past several days. Donald E. Roos is plaintiff with Ralph L. Baer as defendant in a matter over an account, involving an uncashable check for $750. Raymond L. Krantz, Titonka, is plaintiff in an equity suit involving an appeal from a drainage assessment. The Kossuth supervisors are named as defendants. Fatal Crash Near Whittemore Mrs Clarence Elbert. 42, of Whittemore met death when the two vehicles shown here crashed Thursday, Sept. 12, at a county road intersection two miles east and two miles south of Whittemore. It was the ninth auto fatality of 1957 in Kossuth county, six more than during the entire year 1956. Mrs Elbert was a passenger in the pickup truck at the right which was driven by her husband. Thomas Duffy, 23, also of Whittemore, was alone in the 2-door auto at the left when the crash oc- Lakota Man In Brush With 24,000 Volts Albert Johnson, about 30, is Jtrpk». ta,,Jie-»U»e~ alter, an experience with 24,000 volts of high line • electricity while working alone about two miles north of Lakota Monday afternoon. He .received a severe shock that dazed him and burns on-his right arm, presumably from molten metal as the hot current melted part of a ground wire. Johnson was able to crawl to tiis car and drive the two miles to his home. Other than the burns on his arm, Johnson is believed by his physician to be in good shape, probably able to return to - wor.k today. He was pulling up a ground wire on an Interstate Power Company line when the ground wire came in contact with a hot line overhead. He is Interstate service man for the Titonka and Lakota areas. G. G. Young of Winnebago, Interstate district manager, said the fact the ground wire was still in the earth probably saved Johnson's life by permitting most of the charge to go into the ground. curred in dense fog about 7:30 a.m. The Elbert machine was headed west and the Duffy auto north at the time. The gravel road in thd foreground is the north-south road north of the intersection where the mishap took place. Mr Elbert, who suffered a fractured left leg and chest injuries, and Duffy, who suffered cuts, shock and lacerations, were rushed to St. Ann hospital. (UDM Newsfoto-Engraving) Mrs Clarence Elbert 9th County Fatality A Whittemore woman, Mrs Clarence A. Elbert, 42, became Kossuth county's ninth auto fatality of 1957 when a pickup truck driven by her husband ' ' ' with dh auto ' 'driven ' by Thomas M. Duffy, 23, also of Whittemore, in a dense fog at a, county road intersection two east and two miles south of Whitfemore about 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Mr Elbert, 52, and Duffy were rushed by ambulance to St. Ann hospital after the crash. Mr Elbert suffered two fractured legs, two fractured ribs and a punctured lung, while young Duffy suffered cuts, shock, lacerations and possible internal injuries. Mr Elbert was in critical condition until Sunday and has shown improvement since that time, Duffy was released from the hospital Sunday. The Elberts, in a 1953 Chevrolet pickup, were headed west and the Duffy vehicle, a 1952 Mercury 2door, was headed north. Site of the crash is miles Mrs Hunselman, West Bend, Dies Mrs 'Minnie Hanselman, 78, life-long West Bend resident, died Tuesday about 10:30 p.m. at her home. She had been ill since June and had just returned from Rochester, Minn. Funeral arrangements are as yet incomplete. Mrs Hanselman is survived by one daughter and five sons — Mrs Wendell Kisch of Spencer, John of Algona, and Leo, George, Elvin and William, all of West Bend. Other survivors include four brothers and six sisters — John Rabe, Mrs. Herb Balgeman and Mrs Harry Drussel, all of West Bend; Charles and Otto Rabe of Pelican Rapjds, Minn.; Henry Rabe of Columbus, Mont.; Mrs Anna Streit of Leighton, Ala.; Mrs. Herman Gronbach of Liv- erniore; Mrs Ernest Bleur of Rodman; and Mrs Emma Bell of Mankato, Minn. Mrs Hanselman was preceded in death by her husband, Fred, and by one brother. Winner of 22 State and National Awards I960 * 1957 19 AWAtt WlNNW f7 Winner ol Second Place "General National Ann., 1057 west of the Elbert home and 1% miles east and a mile north of the Duffy farm. John Baas, who lives north of the corner, and Mr and Mrs Ray» mond Voigt, who live southeast of the intersection, rushed to the scene after hearing the vehicles smash together, then summoned a doctor and ambulance. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, Deputy Sheriff Don Wood, Patrolman Darrel Drake and Coroner Dr. John M. Schutter were also notified. Mr Elbert was thrown from the pickup as it catapulted about 75 feet northwest of the intersection and was found lying in the ditch 25 feet from the vehicle. The pickup came to rest facing east and backed across ^ fence bordering a corn field on a farm owned by Bill Baumann. Mrs Elbert was .halfway out the door on the driver's side of the truck. She evidently died instantly of a broken neck. The Duffy auto was backed off the intersection and came to a halt in the ditch, headed south. Last rites for Mrs Elbert were held at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Michael's Catholic church at Whittemore with Father Philip Dailey officiating. Burial was at St. Michael's cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home of Algona was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers at the funeral were Kossuth Pistol Teams Victors At the Emmetsburg Izaak Walton League Field Day, Sunday, Sept. 15, the Kossuth County Pistol Team composed of Harvey Larsen, Ray Hoppus, J. R. Thompson and Earl Zeigler took 1st place in the 38 caliber Pistol Match. The Algona Police pistol team composed of Al Boeckelman, Richard Green, Joe McBride, and Don Tietz took 2nd place. A team from Spencer took 3rd- The 1st place winners all received blue ribbons. Al Boekelraan took first to the individual shoot. Francis Kollasch, James Mergen, John and Elmer J, Elbert, Lawrence Nelson and Roland Jacobson, i «i^ U j:a^ > .j^eneYi»ye;Quicl|, 4 daughter of /Mr;" and Mrs;'Gilbert Quick, was born Nov. 27, 1914, at Cylinder and lived there and at West Bend prior to her marriage Sept. 14, 1937, to Clarence Elbert at Whittemore. Besides her husband, survivors include a daughter, Laura Lee, and a son, Paul, at home; her parents, Mr and Mrs Lloyd, Jacobs, West Bend; two sisters, Kathryn (Mrs Arthur Schultz), Whittemore, and Lois (Mrs Mark Torwater),. Harrisonville, Mo.; and two brothers, James Jacobs, Holden, Mo., and Herman Jacobs, San Frandisco, Cal. Indian Summer Back For Visit Summery, daytime readings moved back into the weather picture during the week. The temperature-climbed into the low eighties Wednesday afternoon after hitting 77 Tuesday. The lowest mark this fall, an even with freezing 32, was .registered early Tuesday morning. Date H L R Sept. 11 75 53 •, . .14 Sept. 12 —,80 47 r s Sept. 13 ,v66 43 ' Sept. 14 —64 50 Sept. 15 67 46 .10 Sept, 16 ,_._v08 40 * Sept.VlV _...^_L77 32.> About a quarter-inch of rain fell, in showers Wednesday, .Sept, 11, and Sunday, arid. ther.e was a trace Friday, .^ore rain is in the five day outlook. File City, School Audit Reports The city of Algona filed an audit report with the state auditor for the year Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 1956 recently and the figures show city business cost more than a million dollars during the period. A total of $1,083,694 was appropriated and all but $77,891.48 spent, including $43,797-23 which was used to pay off bonds and coupons during 'the year. Total bonded indebtedness of the city when Jan. 1, 1957 rolled around was $715,000, according to the report on file. An audit report, covering the July 1, 1956 through June 30, 1957 fiscal year, was filed recently by the Algona Community School District. The audit, which was prepared by a state approved auditor, shows that total receipts were $1,129,878.04 and total disbursements $948,973.08 during the 12 month period. A balance of $302,875.57 was on hand at the start of the 1956-57 year and a $108,904.96 balance at year's end. Bonded indebtedness at present is $819,000 and a total of $43,471.25 to bonds and coupons was paid off by the district during the past year. John Herbers, fit Bancroft Heart Victim Bancroft —• Funeral servic 'fbrlTtrtrtt'^tetberg, 681 were he Saturday at 9:30 at St. John's Catholic Church, with Rev, J. H. Schultes officiating. Burial Was in St. John's cemetery with Gar* ry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.. Mr Herbers suffered , a heart attack Wednesday evening while -. watching -television. > He, was; '. married to Susan Louise Hau-* pert in St. John's Catholic church April 24, 1923, and they spent all their married life here. They • farmed for many years before moving to town where he was janitor at St. John's until he re-"' tired. He served with the army in World War I and was overseas, Besides his wife he leaves six sons, and one daughter. The -, sons are Merle and HarJan, living „• in Minnesota, Lloyd and Geral^ with the Army overseas and un 7 ' able to be here for the funeral! * Vernon and Dennis in California.^ Betty (Mrs Wm. Thode) of Fort , Dodge. A brother, Herman Her; bers, survives ijn. 'Kansas. Casket bearers- were Joseph Donahue, William Rustemie?, Maurice 'Berntyard, Lawrence '' 'Kockler, Glen ' McCleish and Joseph Eich. '"'••• Mr Herbers was a charter member of the Bancroft Amer- < jean Legion post, Misses Detour, Crashes On 1$ M ; Whittemore •*-.William Maahs, Whittemore, .Deceived a proke» arm, chipped a bone on his hip t and received other injuries Sun- 4ay night, on,, .highway 18 west of Algona, when the machine h$ was driving missed qne of the detours and plunged into »•' three-foot hole where the con* crete had been removed, prior to, repounng. He was found, and unconscious WHS rushed when to St. Ann hospital, wh,ere he is still a patient. His car was almost a total wreck. Grid Guessers The 1957 Football Guessing Contest of the Upper DM Moines starts this we«ls» Tbt 20 gantt* wlwted for tb* we«k wlU b* ft 9994 warn* up for ih» itMoot semtt 01 them wtti b« prttly hs*4 to figws out, EnJri*. » wuii ta» to tte Ifc* per pei iltiaM olftw 99 postmarked to ft* »»a aet Utar tow Satttiiir iMmt to ««sJW«» flam *, ut. on tb» f QottaU Contort third IM&& ef Ihif

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