The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 3, 1957 · Page 25
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 25

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 3, 1957
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Dept. of History and Dea M6in$s 19 t Iowa L Art»&i3£.i Band Queens Jan Clark Bancroft Karen Tincher Boone Valley Loana Foley Twin Hirer* !.|«%*.V!rf*fe^,';i«/a-rA>-M;-.'*;.i;.*>.--,- i,.v. -- •'7S Beverly Kopacek Biiit Karen Hutchins Algona Mary Lynch Mallard i Algeria Is Band Festival Host Saturday Saturday's the day — the day of the ninth annual Algond Band Festival, featuring < top bands and pretty queens from all over this area. Festivities officially get underway at 11, a.m. when a big parade will head west on State street from the Athletic Park. Besides 24 bands, a total of 23 queens representing the bands, the Iowa Dairy Princess; Marilyn, Dralle of Allison, 13 floats,' a twirling champion and the Fort Dodge Legion Junior Drum and Bugle Corps will make up the parade lineup. Following the parade, there-is a'full round of entertainment for band members, queens and viewers alike. ' ( There will be band concerts beginning at 2 p.m., introduction of the queens at- 2:30 p.m., more concerts at 3 p.m. and a complete program beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday night in front of the grandstand at the fairgrounds. Outstanding dempnstraW i o n, s will be offered by the Junior, Drum and Bugle Corps from Ft. Dodge and LeRoy King, Monroe, during the day. The Fort Dodge outfit will present A series of intricate maneuvers on State street at 2 p.m. and King will go through his twirling routine at the fairgrounds during the evening program. It is expected that Ann Erickson, Kanawha; who was.crowned queen a year ago, will be present. Miss Erickson, a freshman at Iowa U., will crown the new queen Saturday night. Bartlett Bros. Selllifonka X Hatchery Firm The Bartlet Bros. Turkey Hatchery and feed business was sold last Thursday, Sept. 26, by~ Louis and Ray Bartlett to three prominent turkey and hatchery men from the Worthington,. Minn., area. The three are Bernie Van Roekel, James Pearson, and Art Recamp, who will operate the business under the name of Titonka Hatchery, Inc., and will produce poults and handle feed as the Bartletts have since opening the hatchery in 1950. ,„ The sale includes the building located on two lots on the southwest edge of Titonka, and all equipment. Recamp will reside in Titonka and manage the business. The three new owners, 'Van Roekel, Pearson, and Recamp, lave been in the turkey business it Worthington for many years, laving been suppliers for C. .A. Swanson Co., Omaha. Louis and Ray Bartlett have no mmediate plans for the future, other than operation of the Bartlett farm west of Titonka. Colleen Faxrell Whittemore Robbers Get 70c In Law Offices A total of 70 cents was reported •missing following rep.eated break-ins at the law offices of two Algona attorneys, J. D. Lowe and R. G. Buchanan, during the past week. The break-ins were reported to local authorities Thursday .morning, Sept. 26, and Saturday morni«g, Sept. 28. The 70 cent .theft bccurred the .first night, nothing was, mossing following the' second attempt. . Police Chief Al' Boekelmiin also reported theft of a radio from a wrecked auto at George's Body Shop, Thursday, Sept. 28, and two hubcaps from an auto owned by Marvin Becker of Bancroft two nights before. Police investigated following 'each report. ' Welter, Revenue Agent, Moving Robert Welter, federal internal revenue agent here'for the past four years, has been transferred and will move to Mason City in the near future. New agent here is Ernest D, Dial,' who moved with his family to Algona from Wichita, Kan., in mid-July. Welter's transfer became effective Sept. 1, but housing was unavailable until recently at Mason City. Indian Summer Lingering On Moderate weather remained the talk of the area during the past week 'as warm days and snappy nights continued to hold the fort. The week's high mark was an 85 reading Monday, while the low of 39 was registered two mornings. Date Hi L Sept. 25 _________ ..78 39 Sept. 26 —.........70 , 45 Sept. 27 ........... 65 40 Sept. 28 ______ .....68 39 Sept. 29 .. ...... — 77 41 Sept. 30 — — _______ 85 48 Oct. 1 ... ________ 77 40 There was no moisture recorded in! the Algona area during the period. Cook Welders Plans Expansion Re-?oning of blocks 152 and 153 in Call's Addition of Algona was discussed at length by the city council during a regular meeting at the city hall Wednesday night, Sept. 25. A resolution, paving way if or the ordinance necessary to amend the present zoning ordinance, was read and adcepted. Reason for the action, which would involve switching the two blocks from commercial to light industry, is the fact Cook's Welders Supply would like to set up an oxygen manufacturing plant in the former J & L Motor garage on Diagonal street and cannot do so unless changes are made in the present zoning setup. ' The Cook firm would maintain its present plant, near the Milwaukee depot for the mau- facture of acetylene gas. The new ordinance, if passed, would set up the area as light industry and repeal any previous ordinances covering it as a 'commercial district now. . . There will be a public hearing Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m. in the city hall at which time any interested residents of Algona may .appear and make objection to -the proopsal. In a second major action by the. council, $19,000 worth of bonds were recalled from purchasers, effective before Nov. 1. Included were $9,000 in 1956 blacktop bonds, $6,000 1956 street improvement bonds and $4,000 1956 sewer improvement bonds. Surplus funds will be used to call in the bonds. Ordinances- controlling junk yards and trailers were read for the second time. In Fines In Two District Court Cases Two fines, a suspended sentence of a year in the penitentiary, and rulings on three other matters occupied Kossuth district court during the past week. Fred M. Andersen, operator i)f the Supper Club, south of Algona, was fined $500 and costs on a charge of unlawful sale of intoxicating liquor, last Thurs 1 day, by Judge G, W. Stillmart, on a plea of guilty by Andersen. State agents filed the charge. They said they bought drinks at the club and found liquor on the premises. Jack J. Vitzthum was fined $158.60 on a plea of guilty to a charge of exceeding the legal limit of gross axle weight on a truck. Robert Kitner, charged with a fourth offense of uttering bad checks, was sentenced to a year in the state prison at Fort Madison,, but the sentence was suspended and Kitner was placed on probation. In an action brought by Ray L. Krantz of Titonka against the Kossuth Board of Supervisors, a' matter over a drainage assess-- ment, an agreement was reached, w h e r e.b y. amendments were made to the original assessment, reducing one 80 to 70, and a 60 to 50. In a damage action brought by M. M. Chipman of-Burt against Omar, Inc. as result of an accident, Oct. 13, 1952, in Algona, the court denied the plaintiff's petition for damages, and in a counterclaim filed by the Omar company, awarded the defendant a judgment for $208.15. An injunction was granted Margaret Ljmch to restrain Joseph Lynch Jr. from plowing on specified premises or to interfere with the plaintiff in accordance with terms of an existing lease. A writ of attachment against the defendant was also issued. Four Fined In Justice Court Judgers Place 9th Thfc Kossuth 4-H dairy judging team won ninth place in the State 4-H Judging Contest at the Dairy Cattle Congress in Waterloo. Aaron Anliker of West Bend tied for ninth high individual in the contest. Other team members were Henry Pedersen of Ledyard, Dean Dodds of Algona and Tom Nurre of Bancroft. Four men paid fines in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court on a variety of driving charges during the past two days. Edward V. Cruise, Wesley, paid $14.40 and costs for overload of truck on registration and $22 and costs for axle overload; E. J. Seeney, Bancroft, paid $19 and costs and Loren J. Arndorfer, Wesley, $5.50 and costs on overload of truck on registration charges; and Paul A. Lindgren, Paton; was fined $25 and costs for failing to have his vehicle under control, with $10 of the fine suspended. * * * # * ' * * * * * * * Junior Drum & Bugle Corps Coming An outstanding feature of the Algona Band Festival Saturday, Oct. 5, will be the appearance of the American Legion Junior Drum and Bugle Corps from Fort Dodge. The group includes 27 boys, ages 10-16, complete with color guard and drum major. Besides marching in the parade up State street at 11 a.m., the corps will present a program of intricate routines at 2 p.m. in the afternoon, also on State street. Completely new uniforms make the group one of the flashiest to appear here during the nine year history of the festival. (UDM Engraving) ' 3 SECTIONS - 24 PAGES ,ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1957 VOL. 94 - NO. 40 Car Crashes Off Bridge Algona Youth Unhurt In 12 Foot Drop An Algona youth, Max R. Helmers, 16, luckily escaped injury when his auto crashed through a guard rail on the approach leading to the bridge crossing the river near Call State Park at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, i The photo shows the auto, which suffered $150 damage when it shot through the guard rail and bounced to a stop 12 feet below in the old river bed. Damage to the guard rail was estimat- e.d $100 by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst who investigated. That's the Des Moines river in the background. Helmers was headed north at the time of the crash. He attempted to turn left on the bridge approach, lost control and skidded through the railing. LuEllna Bell, 40, of Whittemore suffered a cut on the nose and bruise on the left knee when an ' auto driven by Alfred A. Bell, 43, Whittemore, skidded into a ditch in Eagle township Sunday at 5:30 p.m. The Bell auto was traveling west. According to reports, as the vehicle came over a hill there were several cattle in the road and when Mr Bell attempted to stop the auto slid into the ditfh and hit a driveway entrance. Damage to the auto was estimated at $100 by Armstrong police who investigated. The injured lady was treated by a doctor and released. (UDM News- foto-Engraving) Spencer Bank Buys City Bonds The Farmers Trust and Savings Bank of Spencer was the successful bidder on $29,000 worth of sewer improvement bonds sold by the city of Algona Tuesday night. Only one other bidder, the Carleton D. Beh Co., Des Moines, tendered a bid. The latest sewer improvement bond issue is for a portion of the east side storm sewer project. More than $5,000 of the cost was paid out of sewer funds. The Spencer firm will receive four percent interest on the first three payments of $3,000, 4 Ms percent on the next three $3,000 and two of $4,000 each. The difference in the Sponger firm's bid and that of the Beh Co. will amount to about $600 in interest during the , payment period. Beh offered to purchase the issue for 4'A percent on the' first four payments and five percent on the final five payments. •H •vi Phyllis Fisher Buffalo Center Julie Nygaaid Wesley Judy Kuecker West Bend Sharon Wilhelm LuVerne Barbara Brummund Kanawha SlM^^St. Edith Hanselman Rodman Mary Ann Diltmer Seniral Udstuenv Ledyaid Judy Nielsen RoUe Nancy Meredith Havelock Marian Oxley Corwith Virginia Sw»n Titonka Jo Ann Saylor Plover Delores Ackerman Hurt

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