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Runksmeier Of Ledyard Dies At Age Of 95 2 State Iowa la society - One of the oldest the Ledyard oommu- passed away Sunday eve. -. ^ut 8:30 at the farm home located seven miles northwest ?"" ks J2 eler , who would have H I 9 ?J* af * old next month. vp-Jl ad b * en . be <tfast for'several years and in poof health for years. Two of his chil- "erman Jr. and Lena have ** l? r nim on the home place. Mr Runksmeier was a charter member of the Bethany Evangelical and Reformed Church .He was born Nov. 21, 1882, at Lippedetmold, Germany. He was married on Dec. 27, 1889, to Lena Miller at Lippedetmold and they ?«™ e & the United stfl tes in L ?am Th ?£ moved to Ledyard 1943 S Wife died May 31 ' Survivors include six children, m r , mt J n V, Art hur, Mrs Herman Delia) Brandt, Lena, Mrs John and Fred, 'Elmore, Minn.; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. .Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon' at 2-00 o clock in the Evangelical Reformed church at Ledyard with interment in the Ledyard ceme- tef j v - The Rev. Victor Vriesen officiated. U *«md fW IMH9 MM |X«te£fl& at Alton*, Iowa, NOT. i, I93t under Act o* Confrest of Jttteii s. 1879. AtGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, OGTOS6R 10, 3 SECTIONS - 22 PAGES VOL. 94 - NO. 41 ^^- ' » ^^£ . •"-••«««i«*M«tf»i**»ii.tt>^-T«a»d^^»^Mrt&a*^^aiM».^^^ai l tiaiMMamii^^ . ... ^_,._. Halt Bancroft Swim Pool, Injunction —~ ,— ._. • . • Band Festival Queen Two Displaced Persons Have Court Problem Two displaced persons were Involved in court difficulties here this week. Willie Blumberg, a displaced person from Germany, who left his wife and child here in October of 1956, is being sought for serving of papers in a divorce action filed The by Karoline Blumberg. couple were married in r,,, 0 i Jl A n i Clarktjof ? a ° cr< > ft ' wh ° was named queen of the ninth nual Algona Band Festival at the fairgrounds Saturday nieht s shown above on the right immediately following the crowding anis t?^ many m 1947 > and 'have one child. She charges cruel and> i inhuman treatment. Blumberg was (employed locally for a time, and left in the fall of 1956. As of early this week, njs present whereabouts was not exactly known, but ' officials Were checking leads for serving of papers. -He was last reported as having gone to Minnesota. Lopal persons and county help have been providing for the mother and child. In the second case, John Los- glo, a displaced person from Hungary, now living in Algona, is charged with leaving the scene of an auto accident and driving without a valid license, in a case to be heard in the mayor's court. A car driven by Losglo struck a parked car owned by Robert L. Pingel, Algona, Saturday evening, and resulted in the two charges being filed by city police. , o« f?! 0 ? 1 ^- A™ 1 *** 118011 of Kanawha, queen of the 1956 festival on the. left, placed the crown on the new queen's head. iesilvai . M s ™ la ? k( dau ghter of Bancroft Register editor Harold Clark . John's Catholic high school gffi £f fea"^.** /estival this year. She (Nets Isaacson photo-UDM Engraving) groups. Ctfad tecoit Attacked By GOP Speaker Here New Weidenhoff Area Ready Soon Final construction work on two new expansion units at Weiden- hoff •• Corporation' here is going forward rapidly, with the two •buildings slated to be in use by early November. The expansion will provide 11,000 more square feet of floor space for the automotive test equipment manufacturing firm, according to K. T. Peirce. general manager. The expansion includes a new machine shop building, which doubles that department's working space. Another similar unit will be used as a warehouse. The buildings, of a new type Behlen all-steel construction, will be fully insulated, and are topped with a new type flat roof. H. J. Cowan, Algona, is general contractor for-the Weiden- hoff expansion project. State Hotel To Soon Nominated To Top FFA Honor Richard Kuecker, son of Mrs Ida Kuecker, farming near Lotts Creek, has been selected by the Washington, D. C. FFA headquarters as a candidate for the "American Farmer" degree, highest of all Future Farmer of America awards, limited to FFA boys out of school at least a year, and successfully established in farming. / Dick, an Algona nigh' school graduate of 1954, will be accompanied to the Kansas City FFA convention by George W. Sefrit, vocational ag instructor, and b members of the Algona chapter, /he awards will be announced i«i Kansas City next Tuesday, after FFA delegates from all 48 states have voted their Farmer choices. American Reopei The State Hotel, located in the Cowan Building, is being com- .pletely redecorated and furnished with new carpeting, draperies, Air conditioning will be available and furniture. and television in most rooms. The State Hotel had been leased by the Boss Hotel chain the past ten years. The new State Hotel will be open about November 1st, Fluoridation Is For Oct, 21 Topic A public open meeting will be held Monday evening at 8 p.m., Oct. 21, at the Lucia Wallace school, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, at which the subject of fluoridation of water to prevent tooth decay will be discussed. Guest speaker will be Charles H. Henshaw', D.D.S., director of the division of dental hygiene for the State Dept. of Health", from Des Moines. The sponsoring group issues a cordial invitation to attend- to everyone teg Amputation Edwin Weishaar Edwin Weishaar, 39, former Algonan, underwent amputation of his right leg below the knee in Mercy hospital at Fort D/)dge, Friday, Sept. 29, Weishaar was seriously burnec 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 HumboJdt Thursday, Sept. 5. TT " • • • duties as ,.., „ ,, Iowa Public Service Ca'of"Hum- boidt at the time of the mishap. He underwent surgery on his neck and amputation of the toes on his right foot at'Fort Dodge soon after the voltage inflicted the third degree burns and doctors had been attempting to save thf rest of the foot and leg, but further amputation was deemed necessary to save the remainder .of the leg. He-is getting along as well as can he expected at present, but will have more surgical treatment for his injuries before his release from the hospital. Edwin is maftied and has four children. He is the son of Mr and Mrs. Albert Weishajr of Algona and formerly was employed as an electrician by the city 60th Anniversary Mr and Mrs J. H. Zanke of Bud will observe tjieii- 60th wedding For a non-election year, considerable political interest and activity is being exhibited in the Kossuth county area. A 6th district meeting of the Iowa Council of Republican Women was held last Saturday at the Johnson House in Algona. Bo b Waggoner, • Republican leader from Fort Dodge, and a former aide of Senator Tom Martin, was the chief speaker. Waggoner has been mentioned as another prospect for the G.O.P. nomination for congressman from this district. Waggoner attacked the record of incumbent Congressman Mer- wm Goad of Boone. He charged that Coad, a Democrat, failed to vote for economy measures. * * * PROXMIRE DINNER TICKETS SELL WELL Tickets sales ,for the dinner and program on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at which U.S. Senator Wm. Proxmire of Wisconsin will be the featured speaker at the nine- county Democratic rally at the Plantation Ballroom, were selling well, Democratic leaders said yesterday, Proxmire is Wisconsin's first Democratic U. S. Senator in 25 years. Governor Herschel Loveless and Congressman Coad, among other leading Democratic figures in the state, ar? planning to at* tend. Tickets locally are on sale by Kathryn McEnroe., M. H. McEnroe, H. D. Hutchms, Mrs Helen Ernst, Mrs L. S, Bohannon, L. A. Winkel, C. B. Murtagh, Joe Bradley, L. E, Linnan, Casey Loss, Jens Sorensen, Rosella Voigt, Alma Pearson, Ralph Lindhorst, Clara Walker and Gordon Winkel. $1.32 & $1,02 Support Price For .jK$ Corn The governnii or loan rate oWil9B7-crop ,_ produced in KoSluth county compliance \tfitH \ corn acre—allotments will ibe $1.32 per bul- hel, or four tents per bush< 1 higher than previously fannOiHK ed, it Was reported .this, week fc r Virgil L. Rohlf, inanager of th county ASC. -t The new rate for fiB57 cOhi- pliance corn JnSjthis touflty'% only 10 cents less than, the: rate in effect, last year for 1950-crofc compliance corn. . *, s The support rate for non-com**' pliance 1957 corn raised in this county will be $1.02 per bushel, or. 30 cents per bushel less .than; the, rate for compliance corn. * Increased support rates have also been fixed for 1957 barley, oats, rye and grain soughum. 1 ; The new rates onMhese commodities,-; in Kossuth county, are as • follows: Barley—98c per bushel, an increase of one cent. Oats—59c per bushel, an increase of one cent. Rye—$1.16 per bushel, an increase of three cents. Grain Sorghum —$1.78 per hundredweight, an increase of three cents. The new rates will apply to loans already made on barley, oats and rye but instructions on handling such cases have not yet be.en received by the county ASC office. The increase in the support rate for compliance corn resulted from the fact that the parity figure was higher on. Oct. i, - staWrof the corn martffiting*s , than it was when the minimum rate for the 1957-crop was computed at an earlier date. On the basis of the October 1 parity figure, the national average support rate for 1957-crop compliance corn is $1.40 per bushel or four cents higher than previously announced. The increased, rates on barley, oats, rye and grain sorghum resulted from a recomputation which was required because of the decision to make price-sup- Homecoming Queen Crowned ™M,i A !? 0n u W 9h school's 1957 Homecoming Queen, Judy kckett, is shown in fhTS,U. bo -^r°L r iS SSg£&&St?3S&° a -^* quee "' *°™ e fe Five Residents Question Bond Issue Validity Five Bancroft citizens, dial* lenging the validity of a recent special election, were granted a district court injunction , order, Tuesday, to restrain and enjoin the Town of Bancroft from entering into any contract for construction of a new swimming pool at Bancroft, or sale of municipal bonds to finance the pro"* ject. The plaintiffs, W. E. Quinn, J, H. Menke, L. J. Nemmers, Lawrence Menke and Albert .H. Deitering, claim an illegality in connection with the election. Voted August 27 On August. 27. Bancroft voters cast ballots to determiner whether or not they favored issuing not to exceed $50,000 in bonds for . construction of a new municipal pool. There were 261 vtes cast, with 156 affirmative votes and 102 negatives, and three spoiled, as originally reported. The ques- crowning festivities. the iHSIsM EHlfa^hlSSir T for First Lutheran Church port available on non-compliance 1957 corn in the commercial producing area which includes all of Iowa. Algona's First Lutheran church will observe its Diamond Jubilee, Sunday ,Oct. 13. The committee on arrangements, Mrs Lionel Hovey, Ellen Carlson and the Rev. O. Leonard Nelson, ex- official member, have scheduled all-day events. A service of Holy Communion will be held at 10:30 in the morning. Rev. Rpland W. Johnson, former pastor now of Chicago will be the celebrant and another former pastor, the Rev. M A "'"'•• ' - - - • Ind>| Editor To Speak AtTitonkaPTA ..___., ,„, _ „„ ,„„,..„ .„,», anniversary, Oct. J?, it has been sion to Europe, Asie S3T Africa, ** «* v*. , — : editor of the Mason City Globe-Gazette, wai be the guest speaker at the g<T.A. meeting at the Titonka School Auditorium, Monday eve* nmg Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. His topic wijr he 'Toe World Around Us." Mr Hall has traveled 40,000 miles and visited 30 countries, including Russia, in ie5«,'57, and was a correspondent in .the European W»r Theater, in Wf Mr Hall was one of a dozen chosen for the first cruise of USS Iowa (San. Pedro to Peart Har* bor) following ship's reactivation, 1951 and was one of 14 American on a fact finding mis* .MA A «!_. __ J r.t * ' _ Oct. 21 Deadline For City Election Nothing new developed on the election .front in Algona during the past week. No candidates have filed for aty office to date, according to Clerk Dave Smith, who pointed out Tuesday that ayone wishing to run for city office must file on or before October 21. The office of mayor and six posts on the city council will be open to all who wish to run during the city election, which will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5. It is not known if incumbent council members, Leon Laird, Arnold W. Elbert, John Dreesman, V. M, Parsons, Byron Richardson and Bob Barnes, or Mayor C. C. Shierk plan to file for office, but it is expected all, or most, will file for re-election to their present posts. Activity is sure to pick up during the next few weeks. Flower School Here Next Week A Flower Show School will be held in Algona, Oct. 16, 17 and lf»_at the Methodist church, with. and a program! . . ,„..,.„- arrangements will be discussed Wednesday, Oct 16, at 9:30 a.m. by Mrs C. H. Nolte of Jefferson, with the program continuing after lunch. „ Thursday, Oct. 17, Prof. Ben Vance of Jowa State College is on the program at 9:30 a.m. Friday the small flower show will be staged, M?s C. R. McQuiston, local chairman, said the public is cordially invited to attend. Licenses To Wed Three licenses to wed have been issued in the past week at the office of Alma Pearson, clerk of the district court. They went to the following: A. Sjostrand of LaPorte, will preafth the sermon. Ladies of the congregation will serve dinner in the church I basement at-noon. A confirmation reunion will be held at 3:30 with the Rev. Palmer Sellstrom of Odeboldt preaching the sermon. He is the. son of former residents, Mr and Mrs E R. Sellstrom. Supper will be served at 5:30. The 7:30 evening service will include readings by .visiting pastors of the district. The church when it was organized in 1882 was the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran church of Algona and the parish also included Swea City and Bancroft. In 1892, Swea City organized a separate church with Bancroft remaining in the union until 1945, At that time the nationality distinction was dropped and the church became known as First Lutheran of Algona. The first pas,tor was the Rev. L. J, Lilijegren and there were twenty charter members. First services were held in the hall over the old Upper Des Moines- Repubiican newspaper office. The present main structure of the church was built and dedicated in 1888. The building committee consisted of A. C. Sea- stream, P. Swenson, S. P. Peterson and C. Rosewall. The parsonage was built in 1893. Twelve pastors have served the church in the 75 years of its existence. The present pastor, tht and financial secretary, Mrs Kenneth Seeley. Treasurer is Verrion Jensen. The choir is under the direction of Mrs Floyd Holt and Mrs Vernon Jenson is organist. Sunday School Superintendent is Mrs Elizabeth Galbraith. The president of the Mission Aid Society is Mrs Mel Thompson and the Evening Guild is headed by Mrs Don'Frederick. Arthur B. Olson is. president of the Couple's Club. The Luther League is headed by Sandra Bay. In the injunction action filed, the plaintiffs say that of those voting, three were not permanent residents of Bancroft, and that the three all voted 'for tha proposition., Plaintiffs also declare that there was no * public, canvass of the vote, that it was done behind locked doors, and that changes were made in the poll book, along with other allegations. • •_.Sixty percent of 261 is 156.80 and if three ballots were illegal the issue did not carry, the plaintiffs contend. " ' 'Officials .Defendants R - ev - °- Leonai<d Nelson be ©G*. 2 -p» Mervin D. Hentges and Janice Meyer, Algona. ©«t, T. m, Donald M. Lloyd, Rook Island, - and Rita Garry, Lsdyajd. 8 mm Jerome Kleopar, Emmetsburg, and Joan Klfeabetb Algona. observing the fifth anniversary of his coming to Algona next Sunday. He is active in the Algona Ministerial Association arid has served as chaplain for the American Legion. He and Mrs Nelson have made many friends m the community. He was preceded in the pastorate by Dr. Emil Benzon who died shortly after leaving here. Living former pastors are the Rev, A, J. Bergehult who served the church from 1930 to '23; the Rev. M. A. Sjostrand, 1932-40; the Rev. Roland W. Johnson, 1940-41 and the Rev. Eugene K. Nelson, 1941-45. Present Deacons of the church are Ronald Sabin, H. T. Bunkofske, W. M. Anderson, Dr. Harold Bnckson, Clayton Percival, and John Schulz, Jr. Trustees are John U Claude, Vernon E. Jensojj, James Sgli, i. Olson, Keith Rolley Aaolph Oakland. General —- is Mrs Harold Church Observes 50th Anniversary More than 700 persons were in attendance Sunday at the 50th anniversary celebration of Peace Lutheran church at West Bend. Speakers for the occasion were the Rev.' I. G, Kitzmann of Charlotte, Iowa, and Prof. E. J. Otto of Concordia college at St Paul, Minn. Liturgists were the Rev. E. J: Otto Jr., of St. Paul, Minn., and the Rev. Leo Wehrs- pann of Audubon. Dinner and lunch were served by the women of the congregation. An offering of more than $2,000 was given for the building fund of the church. Approximately 225 persons were in attendance at a confirmation reunion banquet, sponsored by Peace Lutheran Ladies' Aid. Nearly 300 atended the confirmation reunion service in which the Rev. A. E. Krause of Lansing, 111., was the speaker. The Rev. E. J. Wehrspann of Aurelia served as liturgist. No. Central Gas Sold At Dubuque The North Central Public Service Co., distributors of natural gas here, announced the sale of its franchise at Dubuque to the People's Natural Gas Co, of Omaha recently. Sale of the Dubuque franchise does not affect sale of natural gas here, according to Jerry Donovan, St. Paul, and Dick Carr, Algona, members of the Weather Week 57 to 75 Here Cooler days and warmer nights moved into this area during the week. High marks during daytime hours ranged from 75 to 57 and dropped each day, while the low reading for the week was a not-frigid 40 degree reading Saturday. Date H ' L Oct. 2 75 42 Oct. 3 74 47 Oct 4 72 43 Oct. 5 71 40 Oct. 6 64 49 Oct. 7 61' 56 Oct, 8 57 47 Spitting rain proved bothersome at times, but delivered only 1/100 of an inch of moisture during the period. and North Central firm. Dubuque, according to Bono- van, is strategically located for the Omaha gas company, which plans expansion to several other towns in that area. Dubuque is •the largest city now served by People's Gas. Donovan added the Bubuque sale is not a move by his firm to get out of the gas business. Wm, Murray, 76, Liyermore, Dies Livermore — William Murray, age 72, died suddenly late Sat* urday afternoon at his farm home. (They live in Livermore) He is survived by his wife and four children: Leon of Newton, Lawrence of Belmond, Robert on ihe farm here, and Mrs John Voss, Jr. of LuVerne, grandchildren and other relatives. Funeral was Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Methodist church in Livermore with Rev, Worthie Usher in charge. Burial was in the cemetery in LuVerne. North Central is constantly. People's expanding Gas will use Dubuque as a division point in the future. Sister, Algona Folks, Passes Mrs Lou Rike, Arnolds Park, sister of Mrs J. W. Pentecost and Frank Butts of Algon* died suddenly at Arnolds §un, day. Funeral services for Mrs Hike were lw!4 there . The Pentecost and Butts families attended the funeral. S Fines Paid In Justice Court Five men paid fines for a variety of reasons in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court this week. James W. Olson, Wesley, paid $5 and costs for missing truck equipment; Merrill V. Runyan, Fort Dodge, was fined $9 and costs for axle overload; Larry H. Schrader, Lone Rock, paid $9 and costs for speeding at night time; Lester McMullen, address unknown, paid a $1 fine and costs and a $7 hotel bill at the Laing Hotel on a charge of de* frauaing an innkeeper; and Wayne L. Ollom, Burt, paid 110 and costs for failing to report an accident. The charge against Ollom followed a mishap at II-M BM> Thursday flight three miles, north of Algona on highway 169. Qliom's auto left the highway, went into 9 ditch and back on the road, sustaning extensive damage. Ollom was ttftt injured. .Warned" as representatives of the Town of Bancroft were Mayor Guy Hart, councilmen Wm. Fuchs, Fred Kadow, R. C. Fangnian, Don Murray and R. B. Wilhelmi; and H. V. Clark, Joe Murray and ;Dr, R. E, Weber of the Park Commission, i The Town of Bancroft, and tha defendants, have not had time to file an answer to the numerous allegations in the original petition. ••••_•:• Among other things, the statement by plaintiffs says that the Park Commissioners had employed or 'intended to employ a firm of engineers to start the project, and that by so doing they have usurped and taken over the power and authority of the mayor and town', council. The plaintiffs say that irreparable damage will result to them, and other taxpayers unless the defendants are restrained from entering into a contract. . J "dge. G. W. Stillman, -sitting in district court at Humboldfi Tuesday, signed the injunction order. ORDER BANK RECORDS PRODUCED IN COURT An order for production of books and records, including bank records, was signed in district court by Judge G. W, Stillman, Oct. 7, in a case involving a mother and son. Bertha Trump is plaintiff and Theodore Trump\ is named defendant in a ease ^ which began in 1955, involving a contract and operation of a farm. The plaintiff originally asked a judgment for $5,8,18,85, A counterclaim, filed by the son, asks $4,000. The court issued an order to show the defendant's bank account record at the La« kota bank, an itemized statement of income and expenditures, receipts and tickets and names of those to whom funds have been disbursed, and the amount, and a monthly statement of operation of the farm. All were to be provided within five days. ' THREE NEW CASES N COURT Three new cases, including two pleas of guilty, were on record. in district court this weeK. Donald R. Price, Buffalo C?en», ter, charged with false uttering of a bank cheek, was given « suspended sentence of seven years in the state penitentiary, and placed on parole by Judge G, Stillman. The check, for ~ was made out to the l*one ___ cftf bifU.*** 8t the *S R. 0. Priebf yeflton, ?lea of guilty to a and costs; Bertha 0*e1 and B. L. and

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