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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 17, 1957
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atat« Historical Iowa OUy, la, Cfif the 8w»a Gilt ichool ar» forbidd&ft id date *fu d«nfs i« ihe laeal tehaal. tfttt in tchool shall not we*f slack* ufilet* eflld wtaihef force* it and ihSfl tnus! chang* before cla*», and bdf i mufti watt belli of *ui< ^ Ban Teacher - Pupil Dating, Girls Slacks At Swea City hJSftyiifn itt a wfS d rSe* fe Jl2f«l^!f: KM. ^A^JLf'SfSl -,T,"P. ie *??L .??*!*•• a T* a * vali4 reason. are also ejected id tefteln i in a tet of rule* and tetula- tldnii fot teachers and pupils drawn up by ihe Swea City school boatd. The list of policies fot ihe school system was compiled Mtet a year's urudy, and was adapted Oct. I. They hate printed hi a booWei which was dUfrituted to the P.T.A. Policies tnay b* rt* viewed and amended, actotd- ing to Ronald Johnson, president of the school boafd. Other members ate Lo«rfttt Latsbn, Glenn Clark, ttiftef Lstsen and Ralph Walket Jf. Two school patties a year will be permitted by each class, and thtee dance* may be held during the school year. Student* may dtite cats io school if patents permit, but cars may not be driven dut- mg the noon hour without valid teason. When attending class, high school and junlot high girls must wear dresses, or sweater ot blouse and skirt. Smoking by student* is prohibited on school premises and completely fot student* in athletics, faculty itiembats ate also expected id refrain from smoking in the presence of students at all time*, ihe policy outline state** Swea City business firm* ate to be given priority in the purchase of supplies and equipment, and ate to be bought on bid when the amount is large enough id J ustify such procedure, the 1-page booklet states. Board members are not expected to make explanations of decisions at meetings of a public nature such as PTA, but may do so at private meetings By Russ Wallet * * * David and Dean Lowman, fit*l graders at the Bertha Godfrey school and twin sons of Mr and Mrs Perry Lowman, made the remark that there was a Janet Furst m their grade. Their sister Judy, a senior in high school, came back with the remark that Jast year j n high school there was a Patricia Last, * * * It seems that the subject of fluoridation of Algona's municipal water supply is not completely dead. The League of Women voters is planning ti public meeting for Oct. 21 at which time this subject is to be discussed, with background material presented that members have been working on for some time. This is a hot topic. Lucia Wallace School, 8 p.m. and - everyone is invited. * • » Mr and Mrs Virgil Smith, who saw the three World Series games in Milwaukee, happened to be staying at the same hotel-motel which quartered the Milwaukee Braves. Virg said he wasn't surprised the Braves lost their first game in Milwaukee because he couldn't get them to bed in proper season,... he did better for the next two games, however . . . seems the Braves enjoyed their social evenings. * * * The Blue Earth Post remark* that Iowa suitors calling on young beauties in Minnesota have had quite a time adjusting their schedules back from Minnesota's daylight savings time, after it returned to central standard time . . . what, Iowa boys calling on Minnesota girls, with all the good looking young ladies we have fight here at home? * ' » One teacher spotted a first • grader in the classroom almost in tears. Asking what the trouble was, the teacher found that the problem was money. The youngster held out two one-dollar bills and said "I can't remember which is for my pictures and which one is for my lunch ticket." s * » * We don't know how the firemen reacted in Algona, Wednesday, Oct. 9, as the whistle blew "every hour on the hour," observing Fire Prevention Week, but we know that in our office every time the siren sounded there was an instant reflex to grab for the camera and the car keys. JNofae* ESTABLISHED 1863 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1957 3 SECTIONS - 22 PAGES Plus 12-Page Tabloid VOL. *4 - NO. 42 City Annexation Vote Fight Looms Sen. Proxmire Of Wisconsin Speaks Oct. 23 Tabloid Section With UDM Today October's Farm & Horn*, section conies to Upper Des Moines subscribers with this Uiue of ihe paper. This month's special tabloid rotogravure section include special articles for hunter*, women and cattle feeder*. Sen. Wm. Proxmire The current issue of "Annals of Iowa", published quarterly by the Iowa State Department of History and Archives, has a reprint of an article by Harvey Ingham' entitled "Sioux Indians Harassed the Early Settlers. It is quite interesting, and concerns history of the area in which we live in the period from 1843 into the early 1850's, known as the Upper Des Moines country . , Mr Ingham, incidentally, was editor A newly - elected Wisconsin Senator, William Proxmire, will make his first major midwest appearance since hxs election Aug. 27, at a nine-county Democratic rally planned for Wednesday evening, Oct. 23, at the Plahta- Flu Shows Rise Among School Pupils Here Various forms of flu, Asiatic or otherwise, have accounted for an increasing number of absentees in Algona .schools during the past three days. Supt. O. B. Laing stated there were 65 high school and 22 junior high students on the sick list Tuesday, while at Bryant a total of 60 were missing from classes Wednesday morning. figures available Hobjy Show Displays Draw 350 seem rather high, but actually amount to only a 10 percent average in elementary classes and a 15'per- cent, .average in junior mnd-. senior-high. '" ' The percentages, however, 'are ine percentages, tion Ballroom here. "~ increasing slightly. The rally, which also" will in- \ a elude the appearance of Gov. Herschel Loveless of Ipwa and Congressman Merwin Goad, will begin with a box lunch dinner at 6:30 p.m. • Proxmire, first Wisconsin Democrat elected to the U. S. Senate since 1932, was born in Illinois, graduated from Yale with a BA degree and from Harvard Business Sphqol with an. MBA degree. He served with military intelligence in the army from' 1941-46 and left the service, as a first lieutenant. He served in the Wisconsin legislature for two years, aind ran twice for governor of Wis? consin, losing each time to the man he finally beat for the U.S. Senate seat in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Joseph McCarthy. still all schools which do not have any pupils -absent, and some with as many as six or seven. Schools will not be closed down unless the flu outbreak reaches real epidemic proportions or a large number of instructors are stricken. . No total count of absentees was, available at St. Cecelia's Academy, although some cases persons displaying a hobby at the annual Hobby Show at the Al- her item at the hobby show ay fi ° na M?fj e ie^ey, Algona, center, who had a display on family Mrs £j SrlnTz ^^£J^ music, is getting information on copper tooling in the photo. More several other interested ladies look on and listen than 350 persons attended the show. (UDM ^ Flashfoto-Engraving) The Hobby Show is sponsored annu^ly i a few of they (eel appearance 0/ vate farm lands, the best way to prevent it is to treat the farm land, crops and livestock with all due respect for private property, * * * . On the political front we can expect some lively activity in the 1958 campaign in Iowa, both on the state and congressional level... and if you get tired of that there will be the Knowland vs. Knight battle out in California for the governorship, with its resulting Effect on the 1960 presidential nomination race, in the GOP. * * * Incidentally, we noted a little item tucked away in the daily press, about a political party worker who was fined $500 in U.S. district court at Detroit. Seems he sent an unsigned election propaganda letter in the 1956 campaign, mailing 6,000 copies from Atlanta, Ga. to the Detroit area. The letter, signed by the "White Citizens Council of Atlanta, Ga." urged voters to back one party because it would "keep the colored in their place." The intended result, of course, was to influence the Negro vote ... the sender of the letters got of^ pretty easy with the $500 fine, a deliberate effort to set race against race. * * * For years a newspaper editor had puzzled his staff by taking a small slip, of paper from his pocket, glancing at it, and putting it back. One day he hung his coat on a rack, and left. This was the moment the staff had been waiting for. They carefully extracted the paper. On it was written, simply, "I before E except after C." * * » Famous Las) ly 8mb League!" farm areas, and campaigned against the agricultural policies of Ezra Benson, secretary of agriculture. Proxmire has been threatened with a "smear" campaign by a Benson aide when he seeks election to the full term in 1958. Tickets are on sale in all areas by persons listed in an ad elsewhere in this paper today. "- * ' "" i • '"•.»ni Mrs Paxson, 98, Is Hospitalized One of Algona's oldest regj. dents, Mrs Helen (Aunt Nell) Paxson, 98, entered St. Ann hospital Tuesday morning for treatment of a couple of ailments. Mrs Paxson, who has been staying at Roberts Nursing Home, suffered an attack of flu. last week which eventually developed into pneumonia. She fell during a dizzy spell Monday and cracked a vertabra and is being treated for both ailments now. Her condition is as good as can be expected, according to members of her family. 6 Local Men At Loan At s'n Meet Attending a meeting of Federal Land Bank loan association officers from this area at Carroll, Tuesday, were several represent- atjves of the Algona National Farm Loan Association which makes Federal Land Bank loan* in this county. They were Henry Seheppmann, Irvington, president; Lawrence Dittmer, Lone Rock; John Mil of flu or similar illness have kept some students out of class rooms. Algona high's football squad has been lucky so far, with orrly a few light cases of illness reported to date. All but one of the athletes are back in school now. Only faculty member on the sick list Wednesday was Coach Harold Shugart, who reportedly was stricken with flu. 25 PERCENT ABSENT AT LUVERNE SCHOOL LuVerne T- The flu has taken its toll of the 310 enrollment in the LuVerne schools, Tuesday there were 30 absent from high school and 55 from the grades, and also three teachers, Mrs Catherine Schade, principal of grades, Donna Hill and Mrs Vernon Daley. C. N. Welter Of Ottosen Dies OUosen — C. N. Welter, 84, Ot- tqsen. died Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 3 a.m. at Mercy hospital, Fort Dodge.. He suffered a stroke ten days ago. Mr Welter was born August 12, 1873 and has lived here since 1939. He Is survived by his wife, Mary; seven sons, Nicholas, Iowa City; Emil, Bode; Peter, Nashua; Frank of Hardy; Edward of Ionia; Charles of Ottosen and Henry of Dakota, Minn.; two daughters, Mrs Mary Lovig, Ottosen and Nellie Halligan of Pocahontas; two brothers, Eugene of Knieren, Iowa and Edward who lives in Belgium; 26 grandchildren and 12 great grandchU- Nicholas Krieps .. -».-. __ • . - • vfil y Of Sexton Dies At Age Of 83 Last rites for Nicholas Krieps, 83, well-known area retired farmer, were held at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Cecelia's Catholic church. Msgr. P. P Gearen was celebrant, Fr. L. N Klein, Wesley, deacon, and Fr. Mason, sub-deacon, at the mass. Burial was at QalvSry cemetery with the Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr Krieps, a resident of this area for 63 years, died Saturday morning at his home in Sexton of a stroke. He had been ill for eight years prior to his death. Mr Krieps was born Feb. 3. 1874, in Luxemburg, came to this country and Kossuth county when 20 years of age and farmed for many years before his retirement when 1 he and Mrs Krieps made their home at Sexton. Mrs Krieps is the former Catherine Scheier, They were married at St. Cecelia's here in 1916. Survivors, besides Mrs Krieos, include three daughters, Martha (Mrs Joe Mergen), Algona, Verena (Mrs James Casters) and Mary Jo, Chicago: a son, Joseph, Wesley; 13 grandchildren and a brpther, Michael Krieps, Luxemburg- A son, George, preceded him in death early this year. Pallbearers at the funeral were H$rry L. Zigrang. Thqmas For- bureer, Charles Kelm, Arthur Klein, Leo Kirschbaum and Luke Youngwirth. A total of 350 guests registered during the annual Hobby Show, sponsored by the Kossuth Coun- *ty Extension -Family! •-* Living Program, which was held Friday at the Algona Hotel. Mrs Merlin Mertz, Algona, was winner of the door prize, a dried arrangement. Hobbies and crafts on display included copper tooling, shell craft, block printing, hooked rugs, dried arrangement, rock polishing, candle making, family gift aprons and party table which received special attention contained party music, favors. One favors made by every woman's club in the county. A feature of the show that met •^withf-wide • approval was the opportunity offered to guests to discuss hobbies with persons accomplished in various hobbies and crafts. The committee in charge of the show included Mrs.Ervin Gerber; Mrs H. S. Montgomery and Mrs Fred Asa, Algona; Mrs John N. Ludwig, Corwith;' Mrs Hubert O'Brien, Bode; Mrs Q. A. Bjustrom, Burt; Mrs. Owen Berhow, Lone Rock; Mrs Ralph H. Walker, Jr., Swea City; and Mrs Flora Bradley, Bancroft. Ask Volunteers Mm*' : •'" m*t''*" -**** i *M»'j4;jkw .. -,' •• - ,**. j • ' Magazine Fleecers In * Area Make Good Haul dren. .Funeral services were held ler, B«rt; ap ' Wild Hugh Rangy and _, directors, and IH. Hutehins, secretary.treasurer. j4 jn, Thursday morning at St. Peter & Paul's church at West Bend with Rev. Louis Greving officiating. Burial was in St. John's cemetery, Gilmore City. Tice Warehouse Sold To Lane Purchase of the former Tice Warehouse on Diagonal St. by Beecher Lane was announced this week. The' appliance firm has been renting the building for (sometime. Purchase was made from Martha Slate Tice of Texas, widow of Ralph Tice, formerly in business here. Lifetime West Bend Man Dies Perrv DeWitt. 81, life - time West Bend resident, died early Monday evening at his home. He suffered a stroke last Thursday. Funeral services are planned for Thursday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. in'the Methodist church at West Bend. Burial will be in the West Bend cemetery. Mr. DeWitt is survived by lils wife, Hazel: three step-sons and three, step-daughters — Donald Smith of Rochester, Minn., Clifford Smith and Mrs. 1 Dennis Ord- son of Dover, Minn.. Gordon Smith of Clarion, Mrs. Lvle Rick of West Bend, and Mrs. Clarence Fults of Hancock, Minn. license To Wed Only one wedding license was issued during the week by Coun, ty Clerk Alma Pearson. It went to Richard M. Fox, Lone Rock, and Fern Fox, Algona, Oct. 11. If Naturalized Mrs Karoline Blumberg of Algona was one of 23 persons nat- uralizied in U. S. court at Fort Dodge, Tuesday. She was a native of Germany. A warning, which could save citizens of Kossuth county large sums of money in thq future, was ssued by County Attorney Gordon Winkel Wednesday morning It dealt with transient maga^ zine salesmen and saleswomen who during recent weeks have >een making the rounds in an attempt,, in some cases, to obtain money under false pretenses. Several reports of such activities have been filed with Winkel by residents living in the Wesley area. Magazine saleswomen tourec that vicinity about the middle 01 August and did pretty well at their job of selling end collect- In most instances, persons who purchased subscriptions paid al least three times Wha< the supposed subscriptions were worth at face value. For instance, subscription for 130 issues of Look magazine, listed at $13.00 brought $39 and were marked down, according to the salesgirl, from $63. Another salesgirl represented the Farm Reader's Service, Denver, Colo., a firm which cannot be located by Winkel's office, and the mark-up was similar in all cases. One subscription firm has been contacted and made good on a sale by a questionable saleswoman — so the customer will get 390 issues of a national magazine, a subscription which will run for a full 15 years. In eaph case reported, the salesgirls received checks in full, made out to them personally. This of course made the checks very easy to cash, which was done at once. According to Winkel, money lost in this way is difficult to recover, especially if the company represented does not exist. It would be a wise move for anyone approached by a similar salesman or saleswoman in the future to make sure the seller carries a city or county permit or certain identification. Flee- cmgs similar to those recently investigated here can be halted m the future. Algona Upper Dec Moines FARM SALE CALENDAR Farm Sale season is about to begin, and two sale dates are listed this week in the Upper Des Moines as follows: Oct. 24,'Thursday — Arnold Carlson, one south and % west of Swea City. Sale details in UDM today. Fischer, Wedel and C. Clark, auctioneers; Swea City Savings Bank, clerk. Oct. 26, Saturday — Ed W. Weisbrod public auction sale of furniture, Fenton, Iowa, .2 p.m. Complete listing next week. Lloyd Berkland, auctioneers; Lone Rock Bank, clerk. Sale ads in the Upper Des Moines reach the greatest number of families in this area—"the paper with the largest circulation" — and listing of sale dates is encouraged as early as possible to conflict conflicts. There is no charge for listing of dates. Contact the Upper Des Moines for complete farm sale service —ads and bills, date listing, and radio announcements. You also get weather insurance. If weather forces postponement of the sale, the ad and bills will be rerun with the new date 'The Messiah' It is possible Handel's great oratorio, "The Messiah", may be presented in Algona during the Christmas season this year, according to Mrs John Hayes of the local Bel Canto organization. The local music organization seems to be the question of availability of the necessary number of singers, both men and women, in this area who would participate in the rehearsals and presentation. The Messiah was sponsored several years ago by the Bel Canto here, but has not been presented recently. Persons from this area have gone to Spencer or Fort Dodge in recent years if they were interested in performing in The Messiah. The local musi ("organization has an opportunity to secure the services of a competent director from outside Iowa to conduct The Messiah, and must know before Tuesday, Oct. 22, if enough singers are available for the undertaking. Anyone interested in the project should mail a card with his or her name and address to Mrs Hayes, 202 E. Kennedy, Algona, or call her before next Tuesday. A decision will then be made whether or not The Messiah will be presented. Tentative date for the performance here has been set for Dec. 22, Some Oppose Adding 1(0 Acre Tract Indications are that Algona's forthcoming city election, to be held Tuesday, Nov. 5, will stir ,up little more than casual interest, as to city offices. But on the question of annexation of 160 acres of'land adjacent to Algona at the southeast edge of the present city limits, there seem to be a variety of opinions. And this indicates that the measure may develop some opposition. A favorable vote by 60% of those voting will be necessary for the measure to pass. Property owners of the 160 acres are Louis Ferstl, who owns the greater part of the land,, Ed Sindelar, Dr. L. L. Snyder, Leo Mergen and Frank Cunningham. Ferstl appeared at a recent meet* ing of the city council in opposition to the annexation program, Chief opposition on the part oi the property owners of the land is connected with the tax situation. . , ' Other opposition seems likelj ' to center on the possibility that • after annexation, natural deve. ,4he, area would .-then., call- for . extension of sewerV • water, electricity, etc. with resulting expenses to the city. However, proponents of th« measure say that the 160 acres involved is needed within -the city limits if future expansion is tq take place in residential areas. Voting in the election'will ba in the usual polling places: 1st ward, Legion Hall; 2nd ward,' high school; 3rd ward, Third without extra charge Upper Des Moines. by the Cars Sideswipe Near Swea City Autos driven by Lucille J. Hansen, 36, and Manferd M. Boever, 38, both of Swea City, sideswiped a quarter-mile north and a mile east of that town at 6:80 p.m. Tuesday, Fortunately the vehicles were raveling st a low rate of speed, according to reports. Fire Department On Two Runs Algona's firemen were called to the 400 block on North Thorington street at 3 a.m. Tuesday when the front seat in an 'auto owned by Harold Holland was discovered blazing away. The fire was promptly extinguished and the only damage was to the seat, which was destroyed. The fire department assisted in extinguishing a blaze in a pile of corn husks on the Bob Detrick farm, -'four miles north, a mile east and a; mile north of Algona, at 5:05 p.m. Saturday. The Detricks were burning trash when sparks spread to the corn husks and threatened a corn crib. Firemen from- Burt were also called to the secne and the flame resulted in no damage except to the husks. Lye Burns Eye — Carroll Olson had his left eye Gainfully burned with a lye solution he was using to take paint off « plow Jay on Saturday morning. Fortunately the injury is not expected t<* blind him as the solution did not hit the pupil of his eye. Ward school; 4th ward, city hall, The deadline for filing as a candidate for city office, Monday, > Oct. 21, is only four days off and so far no races for the office oi mayor or six posts on the city council have developed. Two present councilmen, Vi« Parsons, counoilman-at-large, and John Dreesman from fourth ward, broke the ice by filing their papers Tuesday afternoon with City Clerk Dave Smith. Mayor C. C. Shierk, elected to , a first term two years ago, hag indicated he will run again for",' that post. The possibility of a' • six-man race, which developed in 1955, wiV not provide excite-* ment for local voters as it did, • that year. First Ward Vacancy One councilman, Bob Barnes of first ward, declared Wednes-V day morning he does not plan t(? file for office. Barnes, who was appointed in July to fill a vac*'* ancy created by the resignation, of Gene Furst, also said hft, would run however if papers arQ filed in.his name. None of the other councilmen,^, Leon Laird, second ward, Amit, Elbert, third ward, or Byron Richardson, <:puncilman-at-large t , could 'be reached for.comment' Wednesday, but it was under* H stood Elbert and Richardsofti would definitely be. candidates.*, Francis Bunting, whose term as/ park commissioner expires Deo, 31, will file for that office. ' Of the present councilmeiu only Parsons has served morb than one term. The others were all sworn in, along with Mayor- . Shierk, Jan. 1, 1956, for the first' time. Richardson, however, had previous experience as a city" officeholder as mayor . v MURRAY FlLfSS FOR -' MAYOR Of BANCROFT ^ While Algona's election ft. date is Oct. 21, roost towns the area reached their dec " because of existing laws week. At Bancroft, Ponald W. „ has filed for mayor. He has a member of the town for 10 years.^a D._Hart bent, did not file Five council c filed — Roman B. Kadow, R. C. cumbents, and „. and Allis Meyers. Jo* has filed for parfe c Wm. Fuel*, preset ,™^ did not file for reelection ft croft, wfcere ti» ¥ot» on Nov. S» IHnalM

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