The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 4, 1965 · Page 1
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With Kcwufh Ceuftty'j Largttt Newipapftf Circulation ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered us scc-ond rliiss m:itlcr ;it Ihc postoffif-c at Alfiori.i. Iowa. Nov. 1. 1D32. under Act of Congress of Mavrh 3. 1870. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1965 12 Pages VOL. 100 - NO. 9 BY RUSS WALLER * * * Our mail bag last week contained a letter from one Paul N. Stafford, 2701 N. Dale Road, Spokane, Wash. He is trying to trace down the exact age of his mother, who came to this country at the age of four from Ireland. He writes that she was with her parents, going from New York to Atlantic, Iowa, when the train on which they were riding went through a washed out bridge. The last car, carrying the immigrants, stayed on the track. He believed this was around 1867. We are sorry to inform our writer that there were no railroads into Algona in 1867, and the route from New York to Atlantic would cross the southern part of Iowa, not the northern part. * * * It is interesting to note that all A. & P. food stores in the middle west have discontinued the giving of trading stamps. The chain has seven stores in Iowa . . . lack of success in the stamp plan was given as the reason. * * * The last session of the state legislature increased the allowable length of trucks from 50 to 55 feet, or 60 feet for semis. That was in 1963. Now the 1965 legislature has inherited a problem from 1963. It seems the law that was passed provided that the 55-60 footers could travel only on highways at least 22 feet wide. But most of Iowa highways are not that wide. Now the trucking industry wants laws changed so they can use the rest. Highway engineers say trucks that long have to cut into shoulders on turns, etc., Quite a muddle. . #.#•"* " ••_." : • ": Looks as though another 50 highway patrolmen will be added to the state force this year, and another 50 next year. Applicants must be healthy, at least 5 feet 9 inches tall, at least 22, but not over 32 years of age, and high school graduates. Patrolmen now draw $365 a month, work 10 hours a day, 22 to 24 days a month, with half of their duty at night. * * * The Governor's proposed new state budget may put more backbone in those of us who have not yet had the will power to quit smoking . . . two cents more a package state tax? But the one thing that doesn't seem to be a practical improvement would be requiring a sales tax report EACH MONTH instead of quarterly. Wouldn't produce any more money, but certainly would require more work from retailers, AND require a lot more state office help with three times as many returns to check throughout the year. Another proposal comes from a state representative, suggesting that individual counties establish the salary schedules for their elective county officials. He says the state does not pay the salaries, so why should the state set the wage schedule just as it doesn't tor school teachers. * * * Our hopes for 1965 1 - That the telephone company will devise a phone book less confusing than the one now in use, and 2 . That the Algona city dump will be moved to a less conspicuous spot. * * * We're not the only one to make mistakes. Monday's Ragister had this sentence, on page one; "... a close friend of President Johnson, will be* come director of the Office of Emergency PANNING." * * * Famous last line, in reply to Indonesian President Sukarno, a sawed-off little squirt, who said on a televised program, Sunday, that the U, S, could "go to Hell with your aid," That's it, Buster 1 Grade School Band.' Can You Identify Them? Most Seem To Favor Proposed Sunday Closing HOW MANY oi the above grade school band members can you identify? The above photo came to light last week in the Upper Des Moines office, and based on the fact that Dewayne Collins was band instructor and is shown in the above picture, we'd guess the group picture was taken about 1932. The Upper Des Moines would appreciate having anyone able to identify the musicians above, submit the names to us. Our own research indicates that the group was probably the Bryant grade school band, and one of the younger members is Don Smith of the Upper Des Moines staff. Arliss M. Rich, 28, both of Algona, collided at the intersection of Kennedy and Hall streets, resulting in a total of $1,000 damage to the autos. The drivers didn't see each other in time to avoid a crash, according to police officers who investigated. _ Missloirlf Unhurt, Minor Auto Mishap Miss Iowa of 19$5/»Gaj;oVLyn Johnson, 21, Minneapolis, a student at Iowa State University, Ames, escaped injury in a freak auto mishap at the south edge of Bancroft on highway 169, Sunday. A 1965 Olds driven by Miss Johnson skidded out of control on a curve, struck a highway sign and stopped on the highway. A car driven by Howard J. Penney, 43, Ida Grove, headed south, opposite direction of the Johnson vehicle, nearly struck the stalled auto, but Mr. Penney was able to head the car for the ditch. There were no personal injuries reported, and damage to the Johnson auto was $125, ac. cording to Patrolman Tom Cogdall, who investigated, There were two mishaps here during the weekend. Sunday, at 12:10 a.m., a car driven by William M. Bruch, 21, Algona, skidded around a corner at the intersection of Minnesota and Nebraska streets and collided with a parked car owned by Dean Kinsman, Algona. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $625. Friday at 10 p.m., autos driven by Ron M, Nelson, 16, and Burt Family Suffers Fire Loss Again Fire, believed to have started in an upstairs bedroom, caused considerable damage at the Glenn Parcel home northeast of Burt. Firemen from Burt and Titonka battled the blaze in 15 below zero weather about 8:30 p. m. Friday. Much of the family's furniture and most of the bedding, clothing, etc., were lost either in the blaze or by water damage. This is the second destructive fire for the Parcels in about 3 years. About 3 years ago, the home on the Louis McWhorter farm was completely destroyed and the Parcels lost everything in that blaze. Free Movie The Kossuth Co. Dental Society is participating in national children's dental health week, Feb. 7 to 13. The Kossuth group is. sponsoring the annual free movie for children at the Algona Theatre Saturday, Feb. 13. Tickets can be secured from the children's dentist. All Officers Of Iowa State Are Reelecled Here The Iowa State Bank, Algona, held its annual stockholders meeting January 12, 1965.^ All of the officers and directors/ of the bank were re-elected. The officers are H. L. Gilmore, Chairman of the Board; A. F. Agena, President; Gordon C. Hall, Vice President; F. L. McMahon, Vice President; E. J. Gilmore, Cashier. The directors are A. F. Agena, H. J. Cowan, H. L. Gilmore, L. E. Linnan, F. L. McMahon, J. C. Mawdsley, and David Smith. Bank officers reported a substantial gain in deposits on the end of the year statement. Total deposits on December 31, 1964, were $7,473,883.88. Messy Mail Sack Fenton postmaster Ken Halverson had a pretty messy mail sack on his hands, last week. A jar of liquid fibre glassing lost its lid, and the substance oozed out over the rest of the mail, which somewhat fortunately was not first class matter. New 4-H Club Members Are Town, Not Country The first meeting of a new boys 4-H club was held in the Extension Office. This club is quite unique, in that all of the members are from a town area. They will be taking projects such as photography, wood working, electrical or small motors. The county 4-H officers and the Extension Staff presented ideas on "What 4-H Is", "What You Can Gain From 4-H" and "What is Expected of You As a 4-H Member." The county officers also gave a demonstration 4-H meeting. Those new 4-H boys are Chuck Farrell, Charles Mains, Dennis Mains, Jim Harris, Randy Handel, Mark Elbert and Racci Frambach, all from Algona, This club is open for other interested boys in Algona, and if they join before May I, they will still have time to start a 4-H project for 1865. There are no enrollment dues for 4-H and interested boys or their parents may contact either the Extension Staff or any of the above listed boys. Project and organizational leaders are also needed. The clubs next meeting will be in February, FARM SALE CALENDAR FEBRUARY 4, THURSDAY JOHN WEYDERT sale, 1 1/2 So. of Algona Airport, from U. S. 18. Sale includes much livestock and full line of good machinery. Sale details in UDM Tuesday. Quinn & Yungeberg, auctioneers; Iowa State Bank, Algona, clerk. FEBRUARY 5, FRIDAY OLIVER MATHSON sale, 2 north and 4 east of West /Bend. Machinery and miscellaneous. Sale details in UDM Tuesday. Quinn & Yungeberg, auctioneers; Iowa State Bank, Algona, clerk. FEBRUARY 8, MONDAY ALVIN ERPELDING sale at the south edge of St. Joe. Listing includes '63 diesel tractor, other machinery, Grain-0-Vator, hog equipment, etc. Complete listing in today's Upper Des Moines. Yungeberg and Kleve, auctioneers; Red Madsen, clerk. FEBRUARY 12, FRIDAY DENNIS SCHILTZ sale, 9:30 a.m. in morning, three miles west of the cemetery corner south of Bancroft. Farmers and Traders Bank, Bancroft, clerk, Quinn and Leek, auctioneers, FEBRUARY 15, MONDAY FLORENCE E. SAXTON sale, 2 north and 2 1/4 west of Fenton. Sale offering includes 71 head livestock, machinery, etc. Details in the Upper Des Moines next week. Bensen & Clark, auctioneers; First Trust & Savings, Armstrong, clerk, FEBRUARY 27, SATURDAY LEWIS DUFFY, 1 1/2 miles south, three-fourths mile west of Whittemore. Farmers State Bank, Whittemore, clerk, Charley Quinn, Bancroft, auctioneer. Funeral For James Thiesen Held, Lakota James Peter Thiesen, 75, Lakota, died Saturday at Holy Family hospital, Estherville, where he had been hospitalized with a heart ailment. Mr. Thiesen was born Feb. 9, 1889, at Luxemburg, Germany. He came to the United States with his parents in 1892. Dec. 5, 1917, he was married to Carrie Kienitz and they lived in Bancroft for a time before moving to Lakota. He was a carpenter. Survivors include his wife; five children, Mrs. Tony Wibben, Montevideo, Minn.; Leon, Fairmont; Ralph, Minneapolis; Eugene, Dolliver; and Melvin of Fenton; nine grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters, Frank, Ernest and Mrs. Melissa Jones, all of LaCrosse, Wis.; Mrs. Jacob Merkel, Rockford, 111.; and Mrs. Amelia Voutch, San Diego, Calif. Family services were held at 1;30 p.m. Tuesday at Lakota Presbyterian church, with Rev. John Reiners officiating, and public services were at 2 p.m. Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery. Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, was in charge of arrangements. Default Case Is Now Under Advisement Judge Richard Cooper took under advisement a motion to set aside a default judgment in a case involving Dorothy Cook, plaintiff, and Elva Hall, defendant, in district court here during the weekend. The judge is expected to rule on the matter later. The matter stems from a judgment entered in default for Mrs. Cook, administratrix of her mother's estate, when no appearance was made by the defendant or an attorney for her. In the original matter, $27,500 was asked by the plaintiff after her mother allegedly sustained injuries in a fall at Mrs. Hall's beauty shop here. The mother, Mrs. Anna Nelson, later died. When no appearance was made by the defendant or an attorney, judgment for $22,500 was entered for the plaintiff. A motion filed in the matter Friday by attorneys for Mrs. Hall said failure to appear at the earlier hearing was caused by inadvertence, mistake, excusable neglect and unavoidable casualty, alleging that somewhere along the line it was assumed the attorneys had been notified, when there had been no such notification. A bill, filed Tuesday in the Iowa state legislature, that would close by law super markets, discount houses, and other business places occupying an area of more than 2,400 square feet, seemed to meet with the general approval of most Kossuth area merchants. The bill would place no restrictions on smaller stores. The bill would prohibit Sunday sale of a long list of items in any store of over 2,400 square feet, or employing more than four persons. Senators proposing the bill said that in some places the stores in question are "running wide open", and if adopted the measure would make this a public nuisance, which could be halted by court injunction. It would also make a violation of the act a misdemeanor for which a fine of up to $300 could be levied, or a 90-day jail sentence Imposed. One local retailer put it this way: "There isn't anything we sell that can't be sold within the six-day normal week, and Sunday operation is not only unfair to those of us who close, and most do,, but it also actually involves a'dded operating expenses that don't make much sense." Comparatively few stores in this area would be involved, but in some larger areas in and around larger population centers, the "staying open Sunday" angle has become a major retail problem. The bill does not affect the ordinary run of places usually open Sundays, such as service stations, drug stc^e-pcascriptiQn. service, and similar public necessities. Security State Has Annual Board Meeting At the recent annual board of directors meeting of The Security State Bank the following officers were elected for the coming year; President - C. W. Conn; V. Pres. - E. J. Lindebak; V. Pres. - H, E. Long; V. Pres. W. J. Nugent; Asst. V. Pres. D. D. Schlapia; Cashier - Fred A. Diekmann, Jr.; Asst. Cashiers - Mildred Bormann, Verlain Johnson and Maureen Quinn, The board was pleased to note that a very satisfactory gain had been in total deposits and that the banks total footings for the year end were $5,630,744.69. Gene Faulstich Hits Windshield Gene Faulstich of Algona is recovering from a mishap that occurred last Saturday while he was enroute to Lincoln, Neb., on a business trip. His car skidded on an icy spot and Gene's head went through the windshield, He required a few stitches in a cut over one eye, but otherwise was fortunate to have escaped with comparatively minor cuts. Wedding Licenses Two wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week, They went to Gary L. Ludwig and Joan M, Becker; and Raymond G. Gill and Kathleen A, Rossmann, Jan, 28, McFall Honored Frank McFall, Fenton business man, was honored last week at Marshalltown by the Lennox Furnace Co. at which time he received a plaque for 21 years of service representation for Lennox. Lorena Vaudf Of Whiffemore Dies, Florida Mrs. Walter (Lorena) Vaudt, 63, well-known Whittemore woman, died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage Saturday at Islamorada, Fla., where she and her husband were spending the winter. Funeral services for Mrs. Vaudt will be held today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. in St. Paul's Lutheran church at Whittemore, with Rev. CJeo Kautsch officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery and McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Erwin Struecker, Martin Zimmerman, F. H. Ostwald, Alfred Meyer, Wm. A. Hanover and Victor Dau. Born at Whittemore, Aug. 7, 1901, Lorena Katherine Wehr- span was the daughter of Gerhart W. and Anna Patzack Wehr- span. She was a lifelong resident of that area and married Walter Vaudt the re Sept. 19,1922. Besides her husband, survivors include eight sons and daughters, Dawn (Mrs. John Struecker), Calvin and Eugene, Fenton; Phyllis (Mrs. Harold Behnke), Decatur, 111.; Harlan, Emmetsburg; Jeanette (Mrs. Elmer Maahs), Whittemore; Sandra (Mrs. Don Morrow), Martinsdale; and Ann (Mrs. Warren Wood), Livermore; a brother, Louis Wehr- span, and a sister, Mrs. Lorenz Gade, Whittemore; and 17 grandchildren. She was preceded In death by a sister. Check Charge A former Algonan, Francella Kay Erpelding, 19, was bound over to district court at Mason City last weekend on a charge of uttering a false check. Bond was set at $500 after she was charged, along with James R. Estle, 18, in the matter. The check was for $20.79 and was passed at a clothing store there. A total of six checks are alleged to have been passed by the pair. Mrs. Recker 01 Bancroft Dies; Funeral Today Mrs. Josephine heckur, 89, long-time resident of Bancroft, died Monday at Heritage Rest Home there. Funeral services for her were held at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) in St. John's Catholic church, with Msgr. J. H. Schultes, Father Frank Nemmers and Father Phil Recker officiating. Burial followed at the parish cemetery and Garry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Recker was a member of Catholic Daughters of America, the Altar Society and Catholic Order of Foresters. Her husband, Joseph Recker, preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Joseph, Armstrong, Frank, New Hampton, and John, St. Louis, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Nemmers, Bancroft, and Mrs. Florence Holding, Granville; 19 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Rites Held For Yerna Schulfz Of Whiffemore Funeral services for Mrs. Henry (Verna) Schultz, 62, Whittemore, resident of this area for the past 22 years, were held yesterday (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. in the Methodist church at Algona, with Rev. Merlin Davies officiating. Burial was at Plain View cemetery, Whittemore, and McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Merlin Walker, Phil Eischen, Joe Besch, Wm. A. Hanover, Charles Bjustrom and John Simpson. Mrs. Schultz died at University hospital, Iowa City, Sunday morning. Verna Florence Halvorsen, daughter of Clemmet and Anna Johanni Halvorson, was born at Linden, Minn., Oct. 31, 1902. She was married to Henry Schultz at Fairmont, Aug. 12, 1952, and was a member of the Four Corners Mother and Daughter club, Mission Society and on the board of trustees of the Good Hope Methodist church. Survivors include her husband; three brothers, Alfred, Madelia, Minn., Edward, Thompson Falls, Mont., and Willard, Hanska, Minn.; and four sisters, Mrs. Christina Laingen, Madelia, Minn., Mrs. Lilian Lewis and Mrs. Cora G rone we 11, Lewisville, Minn., and Mrs. Lucile Daniels, Troy, Ohio. Her parents, a brother and a sister preceded her in death. Spanking Teacher Out Of School With The Flu Mrs. Pearl Higgins, center of a school controversy at the Grant Tup. grade school in north Kossuth county, did not teach her class Monday, as expected, due to siege of flu. She called school officials Sunday night to tell them. Sedell Bishop took over the class, Monday. Mrs. Higgins spanked a girl student caught chewing gum, and parents did not take to the matter kindly. There was even talk of filing court actions. The spanking took place Jan. 13. County School Superintendent A. M. Quintard of Algoiu s.iul Wednesday that any developments from here on would "Lie up to the Giant school board." \V. J. Reynolds is president oi tlu> board.

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