Read it for more NEWS - See it for better PICTURES - Use it for more BUSINESS BY RUSS WALLER County Recorder Clara Walker doesn't hunt pheasants herself, but she's in apretty good position to know how things are going during the season, and she doesn't think the pheasant crop is very plentiful ... at least judging by hunting licenses issued. There are fewer hunters by far, and therefore it can be assumed fewer pheasants. This fall she had a drop in licenses issued of over 50 percent. There were non-resident licenses issued for seven states, however, including one from Mississippi. .... Minnesota had the most. Instead of being snowed under just before the season opened, the applicants were only a thin trickle. * * * General opinion among local sportsman is that the season should never have been opened at all. * * * Algona had a visitor the other day who hadn't been back to his home town in 30 years ... he was Mike Dailey, brother of Tom Dailey, and a terror on the gridiron for Algona high in his youth. * * * Our Emmetsburg neighbors have acquired considerable property for only a dollar invested. The old Emmetsburg hospital has been turned over to the Community College setup for one buck, to be remodeled for use as a dormitory. * * * During the first 1 six months of this year, there was a total of $16,479.26 in surplus commodities districted to those .^uaifying for the "dispensation. Beef, incidentally, was the biggest item distributed. *- * * That was quite a story about the coed at a Michigan college who fell under a hypnotic spell in class and remained in a trance for 16 hours ... many a student has fallen into a trance during classes, but it seldom lasts 16 hours. This may set a new record in its field, like eating goldfish, jamming into telephone booths, etc. * * * Speaking of records, that Judy Garland just doesn't believe in staying single very long, does she ? Sort of a gal who never loses the spirit of adventure, so to speak. * * * It isn't readily understandable how an ocean-going vessel, built basically of steel plate, can burn from stem to stern, unless the paint used on it was highly flammable ... perhaps the Coast Guard can come up with the answer after its investigation of the sinking of the Yarmouth Castle and the loss of over 80 lives. * * * We join with the Burt community in the sincere hope that Herman E, Rachut, Sr,, of Burt, will continue his recuperation at a Rochester hospital after major surgery and be home and in his usual place in the Burt Savings Bank in the near future. * * * Newspapers, including our own, seem to be flooded with ads for the classified pages based on "work'at home" or "earn $1,000 a month." # * * Last Friday was Parent- Teacher conference in the public school system here, and one hectic mother with "three living dolls" in the system described her fast maneuvering to cover three schools in one afternoon is the most trying era of her Ule , , , she wonders why the conferences aren't held at night so that pop can make the circuit (sometimes they have been). }t is in salute to this conference session that we have also uncovered the week's Famous Last Line, to wit; "Those darned teachers get younger'every year." Slpper ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at AlRona, Iowa (50S11). Nov. 1. 1938. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1965 14 PAGES VOl. 100 - NO. 87 Challenge No. County School Plan C. A. Derner Dies Enroufe To Hospital Funeral services for C. A. Derner, 53, well-known Whittemore farmer and a resident of that community for the past 29 years, were held Wednesday morning at 10 a. m. at St. Michael's Catholic church, Whittemore. Rev. Philip Dailey officiated, and burial was in St. Michael's cemetery with Hyink Funeral Home handling arrangements. Pallbearers were Lawrence Kirsch, Herman Thilges, Paul Kisch, Godfrey Loebach, Wilbur Knecht and John Simpson. Mr. Derner succumbed to a heart attack Nov. 14, while being rushed by ambulance to St. Ann hospital. He was born March 11, 1912, a son of Henry and Mae Derner, at Milford, la. In 1936 he came to Kossuth county. He was married Sept. 29, 1936, at Burlington, Iowa, and his widow survives, as do six children: James, Arvada, Colo.; Sister Mary Jane (Marcella), Farley, la.; Betty (Mrs. Jerry Furman), Ft. Pierre, S. D.; Leland, Redwood City, Cal.; and Thomas and Joan at home. Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Henry Derner, Milford, and two brothers and three sisters, Marvin and Bernard of Milford, Mrs. Al Berning, Milford, Mrs. Eugene Zerwas* Manning, la., Mrs. Al Toth of San Jose, Cal. Mr. Derner had been active in his church and was a member of the Holy Name Society, and had served as a member of the board of directors of the Whittemore Elevator. His sudden death came as a great shock to the community in which he had lived for so many years and held high community respect. He had never been sick and there were no preliminary warnings of a heart attack. Adam Matern Services At Wesley, Nov. 18 Adam Matern, 62, widely known former resident and farmer of the Wesley-Corwith area died Monday night at St. Mary's hospital Rochester, Minn. Services will be held Thursday morning at 10 at the St. Joseph's church at Wesley. Rev. Father Gerald Zeman will .offer the Requiem Mass, Son of Michael and Elizabeth Lorenz-Matern, he was born April 2, 1903 at Wesley. He received his education in the community of Wesley and grew to manhood in the Wesley area. He has farmed with his brother jule for the past number of years at Grand Meadow, Minn, Mr. Matern never married, He has been ill the past number of months. He was a member of the Catholic faith his entire life and took active interests in farm and livestock programs. He is survived by 6 sisters and 4 brothers, Mrs. Ben (Zita) Studer, Wesley; Mrs. C. J. (Hettie) Primising, West Bend; Mrs. Jack (Emma) Sherman, Ft, Dodge; Mrs. Ann Kunz, Des Moines; Sister Ida Mary Her- tuia, Campbells Port, Wise,; Mrs. Ray (Stella) Vogel, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Joe Matern, Panora, Iowa; Ben Matern, Garner; Jule Matern, Grand Meadow, Minn,; Frank Matern, Britt In addition to his parents he was proceeded in death 2 brothers and 3 sisters, Louis Matern, Algona, was a widely known auctioneer; Victor Matern; (Lena), Sister Mary Illuminita; Mrs. Henry (Martha) Sherman and Mrs. Gene (Clara) Leebig, Interment will take place in St, Joseph's cemetery, Wesley, Injunction Halts Bancroft Paving & Curbing Project A group of Bancroft men, Art Long, Lawrence J. Kockler, Henry Hellman, Edward Kennedy and S. L. Robinson, plaintiffs, filed a petition in equity against the City of Bancroft (and its elected officials), defendants, here in district court this week as the result of a proposed concrete paving and curb and gutter project there. Judge G. W. Stillman issued a writ of injunction Monday against the defendants, preventing them from accepting bids for the project and from paying for the improvement, and it was served late Monday by Deputy Sheriff Don Wood. The action halted the proposed project. The plaintiffs stated in the petition they were bringing action on behalf of themselves and other Bancroft taxpayers. According to the information, officials there advertised for bids on the paving and curb and gutter project, which were to have been submitted Nov. 15 (Monday). The paving project was to have been on Ramsey street at Ban- croft - with cost estimated at $50,000. The plaintiffs claim the public improvement and expenditure of funds illegal - and that the annual budget did not have provision for it and that the expenditure exceeds the amount that can legally be spent. A court order, restraining the defendants was asked for to keep bids from being accepted - and further keeping the defendants from paying the cost of project from public funds. New Car Smashed Here Monday A 2-car mishap in the fog and on slick streets at 9:15 a. m. Monday here resulted in $1,000 damage to a new car driven by Cora E. Thompson, 63, Algona, and totaled out an older vehicle driven by Darrell E. Parcel, 18, Titonka. The Thompson car, at the left in the above photo, was originally headed west and the Parcel car was headed south at the time of the crash, which occurred at the intersection of East Nebraska and South Harlan streets. The Thompson car, struck broadside, was spun around by the impact and wound up headed east. Charges of failing to enter safely were filed against Mrs. Thompson by city police who investigated. Fortunately, no one was injured in the mishap. (UDM Polaroid Photo) 'Asks'llB^ For Injuries In Accident A damage suit, which asks for $12,500 for injuries received in an auto accident and a jury trial, was filed this week in district court, with John Pfeffer, plaintiff, and Donald L. Preuschl, defendant. The mishap occurred at 12-.10 a, m. Nov. 17, 1963, two miles east of Algona on McGregor street road. The auto was allegedly driven by Preuschl and Pfeffer was a passenger in the vehicle, which, according to the petition, passed another vehicle and was driven at a reckless rate of speed, The defendant allegedly was unable to control the vehicle, which rolled into the north ditch. It was headed east at the time of the crash. The petition states the plaintiff suffered severe and permanent injuries to his chest, left shoulder, head, severe cuts on his face and is permanently disfigured, He also claims he will never fully recover from the injuries and will remain partially disabled the rest of his life. Fire Damage A 1959 Chevrolet (owner's name not reported) sustained extensive fire damage at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, on highway 18 west of the Texaco station north of Algona. A patrolman and policeman used extinguishers in an attempt to halt the blaze until firemen arrived. There will be only one issue of The Algona Upper Des Moines next week, because of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. The issue will be printed Tuesday night for distribution throughout the area on Wednesday. Correspondents are advised to get their copy for a normal Thursday issue in one day earlier, and the ad deadline is Tuesday afternoon. Shotgun And Rifle Missing From Stores Theft of a pair of guns, one a shotgun and the other a rifle, was reported to local police officers this week by the operators of two' Algona stores, The matters are being investigated, A new Remington 1100 automatic 12 gauge 30" shotgun with full choke was taken from Frederick Hardware between noon Saturday and noon Monday, according to store owner Don Frederick, who told police his clerks didn't remember seeing anyone in the gun department of the store during the days in question, Store Manager Norm Christian of Gambles reported theft of a Remington model 700 .22 caliber bolt action 5-shot repeating rifle from his store sometime Saturday. Clues in the two apparent thefts, outside of the gun descriptions and serial numbers, are slim, Chester Bailey Rites Are Held Wednesday Funeral services for Chester" L. Bailey, 86,well-known Algona man who had lived in this area for the past 77 years, were held at 2 p. m, Wednesday in the Presbyterian church, with Rev. Walter Morz officiating. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, with McCullough Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Stanley, Orville, Ronald and Curtis Gardner, Lyle Raney and Russell Patterson. Masonic services were held at the funeral chapel Tuesday at 8 p. m. Mr. Bailey died early Monday morning at Good Samaritan Home here where he had recently been a resident. Chester L. Bailey, son of Herbert and Martha Corbin Bailey, was born at Independence, la. July 21, 1879. He came to this area with his family at the age of nine and later married Norma Gardner in Plum Creek township July 3, 1901. They far.na .1 north of Algona for many years, and until illness forced Ms retirement, Mr. Bailey sold corn for the Pioneer Co, for 17 years. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Merle (Mrs. Cliff Aalfs), Sioux City, and Mildred (Mrs. L. W.Graham),Clay- ton, New Mex.; four grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren. Minor Crash A minor mishap, in which a Whittemore woman, Erma Elbert, 52, sustained head bruises, was reported at the sheriff's office here this week. The accident occurred Nov. 10 at 5:15 p. m. when the Elbert auto struck loose gravel on a road west of Whittemore and went out of control. The driver was treated by an Algona doctor and released. Petit Jurors Will Report Here Nov. 29 Petit jurors for the November term of court, originally requested to report Nov. 30, have been asked instead to report a day earlier, Monday, Nov. 29, at 10 a. m. when a pair of civil cases, Roger Dougherty and Josephine Dougherty vs. Edward Boyken, administrator, are slated to begin. The term is not expected to be an especially busy one, with six law matters (jury), 12 civil cases, two equity and two probate matters on the list of assignment of cases. Included, however, are several damage matters which could consume the entire term, if all come to trial. Petit jurors for the upcoming term include: Algona - Lyle Anderson, Earl Angle, Irene Carlson, Elizabeth Degen, Walter Elbert> Ruth Guderian, Gwen Harris, John Hood, Raymond Kramer, Fannie Lee, Maxine Momyer, ZeldaMcGuire, Cecile Ann Norton, Virgil Roethler, Joyce Schoby, Ivy Simmons, Mildred Winkel. Burt - Thelma Andreasen, Maxine Brlstow. Wesley - Betty Bode, Raymond Carlson, Carl V. Froehlich, Bill Goetz. Ledyard - Hazel Carpenter. Bode - Clarence Bormann, Herman Faber. LuVerne - Ralph Dimler, LaVonne Eisenbarth, Milo Patterson, Shirley Schnetzer. Swea City - Emily Eisenmann, Janet Johnson, Donald Swanson. Whittemore - Dan Foley, Helen Gross, Clara Thul. Titonka - Dwight Gerritt,Edna Isebrand. Armstrong - Lloyd Godfredson. Lakota - John Griese, Bernice Maass. Bancroft - Joe Helinsky, Ed Richter. Lone Rock - Harold Holmgren. Corwith - Ruby Johnson, William Studer, Marie Thill. Fenton - Sheldon Merrill, Clarence Yager, Buffalo Center - Henry Van Hove. Judge Fred M. Hudson will preside during the term. 13 Degrees, Strong Winds Here Tuesday The mercury dipped to 13 degrees here during the wee hours Wednesday, but failed to set a mark for this fall. The low so far is 10 degrees Nov. 14. Monday saw the return of almost-warm weather as the thermometer climbed to 54 degrees by mid-afternoon, but it was frigid Tuesday as strong gusts of wind whipped out of the north. Here are the readings; H L R Nov. 15 54 30 Nov. 16 46 33 .02" Nov. 17 - 13 Area residents can look for more cool readings as Thanksgiving approaches. Local Churches Plan Annual Union Service Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 7:30 p. m., the Algona Ministerial Union will hold its annual Thanksgiving service in St. Thomas Episcopal church, 213 E. Call St. Clergy from the following Algona churches will participate in the service: Episcopal, 1st Baptist, Methodist, 1st Lutheran, Presbyterian, NazareneandCon- gregational (United). Rev. Mack Carlson of the 1st Baptist church will give the Thanksgiving sermon, entitled "The Power of Thankfulness." All members of these participating churches are urged to attend. Enlarged Taken Under Advisement An overflow crowd of about 100 attended a public meeting Tuesday evening, called for a hearing concerning a school district re-organization, which would affect a large portion of north Kossuth county. The meeting was held at the county courthouse, with Wes Bartlett, chairman of the county board of education presiding. The request under discussion asked a merger of several districts to become a part of a larger Ledyard Community school district. Al Qulntard, county superintendent of schools, read the petition and described the areas involved. First to speak was Russell Buchanan, Algona attorney, on behalf of objectors to the program. These included some from Lakota, Grant and some from Swea City. He stated that the petition represents less than the whole county and asked, "Are such units necessary, economical and efficient?" He stated that the county should provide for more than a district or part of the county. He commented that "undeniable facts are that none other than the Algona Community School District meets the enrollment requirement . . . that with a 305 pupil enrollment, Ledyard is among the bottom 9% of the state average in enrollment, and a decline in enrollment is to be expected." E. C. McMahon, Algona attorney, represented two objectors from the Grant township, who objected to the splitting of the north end of the county so that further re-organization would be necessary in the near future. He stated "With the high cost per pupil in mind, they do not feel that this re-organization will cut the cost." Frank Elwood, attorney from Cresco, represented Greenwood and Ramsey townships and Bancroft. A former state senator, he helped write the present bill on re-organization and stated that there were sections of which he was not proud. He stated that even those who presented the petition know that this is too small a district and inadequate. However, he said that the size of the district is not important, and he stressed the administration of a district, and especially facilities and transportation, He moved to strike the objections of those from Swea City, Lakota, and others from outside the Ledyard school district. He pointed out that they were neither land-owners or residents and stated that all of those concerned should have an opportunity to vote, in order to meet the deadline set by the state legislature. In his words, "It is easier to enlarge, rather than to undo a mistake if we find the facilities inadequate." Elwood read statements from the superintendent of schools of Ledyard, in which he stated that in the past, the school does have facilities, with the staff approved; that their school program meets minimum requirements; that they have provided guidance' counselling, library, music, and physical education which were approved. That they had the only Merit Scholarship winner in the county; and that they have had no drop-outs. Also, that a large number of qualified voters in Ledyard signed the petition for re-organization. Mr. Elwood asked that the county board work out a North Kossuth District in the near future. Mr. Klinksiek, chairman of the Ledyard school board, rose to state that at first his board was not in favor of the proposal, but that after several meetings, more and more people wanted to have the re-organization. Edward Stewart, superintendent of schools at Swea City, stated that the people there do not want the change, and that some students would have to change schools. He stated that the youths do not want the change. Melvin Carpenter of Ledyard said, "This would not hinder a future re-organization, and the only ones who would be hurt would be Swea City, with extra money for tuition." Gilbert DeBoer, superintendent at Ledyard, stated "This might be a stop-gap but would do no harm. It will give the county school board a chance to study and work out long-range planning. William Shoenhair of Bancroft, the final one to speak, stated that with the re-organization, there would be barely the minimum of 300 pupils, as set out by the new law. He stated, "With the loss of even one family, that might bring the total to below the minimum." He feels that the time-sharing would be of benefit to both public and parochial schools. But he questioned whether the facilities were adequate, and the right subjects available. He asked that the county board deny the petition, with a view to forming a North Kossuth District. The Kossuth county school board has five days in which to act on the objections and advice in this meeting, The proposal would affect the following districts: Bancroft Independent school district, a portion of the Grant Consolidated school district, Greenwood township school district, Ramsey township school district and a portion of Springfield and Harrison township. Members of the County Board of Education are Wes Bartlett of Algona, chairman, C. R. Krantz of Titonka, Theodore Wallentine of Lakota, Orville Thoreson of Swea City and Wayne Smith of West Bend. Pheasants Not Easy To Get A check-up on the pheasant hunting opening reveals there were few hunters, and apparently fewer birds. According to Clara Walker, county recorder, only 29 out-of-state licenses were issued this year, as compared with 107 last year (1964). Total amount received for these licenses this year was $597.25, as compared with a total of $2,023.75 in 1964. Many persons do not realize what the prices are on licenses bought by out-of-state hunters. This year a break-down on these reveals that the following were issued: 9 from Illinois, at$15.50 each; 12 from Minnesota, $26 each; 2 from Tennessee, $15 each; 3 from Missouri, $20.25; 1 from Wisconsin, $25, each; 1 from Kansas, at $15; 1 from Mississippi, $15. Bill Easier, conservation officer, checked 38 hunters Saturday and found that they had a total of 12 birds, and on Sunday a total of 34 hunters also had 12 birds. According to Easier, most of the hunters had one or two birds apiece, but he predicted that those from out-of- state would have gotten their bag limit of four birds by the end of their stay in the area. Many hunters got no birds at all. Easier stated that those he checked were mostly road- hunters, and he was of the opinion that those who hunted the fields did better. Several local hunters got their limit both Saturday and Sunday, but that was in walking the ditches and fields. Couples To Wed Two wedding' licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson here this week. They went to Raymond Farrow and Ana Hesvick, Nov. 12; and Albert Goranson and Rita Elsbecker, Nov. 13.
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