The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 9, 1965 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 9, 1965
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Read It for mort NIWS - Set it for better PICTURES - Use It for more BUSINESS BY RUSS WALLER In case you have wondered, Dec. 21 is the shortest day in the year , , . after that, longer days, but there's still a long winter ahead, light or dark. * * * HISTORICAL DEPT, The Irvington post office was established May 21, 1857, with George Smith as the first postmaster. The Algona post office will have its 110th anniversary Feb. 20, 1966. Joseph W. Moore was the first postmaster. (Compliments Iowa Postal History Society). * * * Local fishing enthusiasts will watch with interest the proposal that Iowa and Minnesota cooperate in development of Tuttle Lake, on the border between the two states, as a recreation area. The natural lake at the north edge of Emmet county, a favorite spot for many local anglers, now consists of 900 acres in Iowa and 2,000 in Minnesota, but is only five feet deep at its deepest point. A small dam costing less than $10,000 could raise the lake level about two feet, but some farmers say the move would disrupt farm tiling in the area, which It might. But it is a nature-endowed spot. * * * Did you know that until Congress authorized 1965 coinage this fall, all coins minted during this year were being dated 1964. This was a move to stop the hoarding of coins which has nearly crippled retail and bank transactions as folks have rushed to collect or hoard the coins. * * * . At Beaver Falls, Pa. the local draft board rejected Joe Namath and classified him 4-F. A $400,000 quarterback in pro football and not physically fit ? * * * Up in Minneapolis, a proposal to establish a Job Corps training center for girls in a downtown hotel met with such Ptrong opposition that the project was dropped , ,, the opposition theory seems to have been that the best way to not have trouble is to not invite it. * * * How many remembered what happened 24 years ago last Tuesday? * * * An astronaut flies through •pace In his underwear ... no laws yet making it the mid. demeanor that it would be if you drove a car around in the same attire. * * * If you don't think history repeats itself, read the following, which Les Faber ran across as he rummaged through some newspapers printed 3.0 YEARS AGO: "The government is my shepherd. It allows me to lie down on good Jobs j it leadeth me beside still factories. Itdestroyeth initiative arid leadeth me in the path of the parasite. Yea, though I walk through the valley of laziness and deficit spending, I will fear no evil, for the government Is with me; its doles and itshand- outs they comfort me, It prepareth an economic Utopia for me by appropriating the earnings of my grandchildren. It filleth my head with bologna; my inefficiency runneth over. Surely the government shall care for me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in a fool's paradise forever," The foregoing was attributed to a Dr. Gaston Foote, * * * If Dr. Foote is around today he must be wondering how you reconcile the statement of the Dept. of Labor that unemployment is at its lowest percentage on record* with the (act that it also sponsors a Job Corps for the unemployed, while the Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare has so many programs going it can't keep track of them all' * * * Famous Last Line - it isn't whether you win or lose, but you better l W$t Algona ©pper ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered at second cla«s matter at the poitofflce at Algona, Town (60511). Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Confrest of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1965 18 Pagei - 2 Sections VOL. TOO NO. 92 Confesses To 14 Area Robberies Last Rites For LuVerne Lady On Wednesday Funeral services for Mrs. Adelheid Schnakenberg, 81, were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Zion Lutheran church in Lu- Verne, with Rev. R. T. Mueller officiating. Burial was at Lu- Verne, with the Blake Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Jerry Bristow, Robert Witham, Jack Delaney, Chet Sill, Alan Darby and Donald Warmbier. Mrs. Schnakenberg was born in Germany, July 9,1884, and she and her husband came to this country in December of 1927. They were the parents of two sons, who survive, Thees and John Schnakenberg, well-known residents of the LuVerne area. Death came to Mrs. Schnakenberg Monday at the Britt hospital where she had been a patient for only a short time. Mercury Range Is 18 To 44 In Past Week Warmer readings and no moisture during the week made area residents feel that fall might hand around Just a little while longer. Heavy fog shrouded the county Wednesday morning, due to the return of warmer weather, which saw a high reading of 44 degrees and a low of 18 during the period, Here are the readings: H L Dec. 2 41 24 Deo. 3 38 28 Dec. 4 44 22 Dec. 5 42 32 Deo.8 36 £0 Dec. 7 44 18 Deo, 8 -- 25 The forecast for the next day or so indicates it will remain on the warm side, but this time of year who knows? 5 Rate Top Honor Roll At LuVerne High Five students earned places on the "A" Honor Roll at Lu- Verne, Principal Howard H, Smith announced Wednesday, as follows: Jane Hanselman (5), Dawn Llndebak (5), Elaine Schnakenberg (5), Rita Patterson (5), and Daryl Trauger. Only marks B or better are considered, An "A" does not balance a "C". Placing on the "B" Honor Roll were: 12th Grade - Tom Erpelding (5), Virginia Meyers, Connie Sanford, Norma Heinen, KathyShaw, and Earl Will. llth Grade - Dennis Awe Delores Eggleston, Luana Leek (5), Bart Selby, Tom Steil, and Paul Trauger, 10th Grade - Rebecca Daley, Bob Fett, Coleen Johns (5), Doug Nelson (5) and Henry Schnakenberg. 9th Grade - Don Bristow, Mary Hanselman, Connie Hefty, Barry Selby. Host Of Adult Night Classes Offered Definite plans for the Algona Community School adult education classes have been developed. It is expected that most of the classes will begin on Monday evening, Jan. 10. Necessary exceptions are men's recreation scheduled to meet on Tuesday evenings; advanced typing, and gun smithing and shell reloading which will meet on Wednesday evenings. Also, the driver education class will not begin until Mar. 7. Classes planned thus far are beginning knitting, advanced knitting, millinery, beginning sewing, advanced sewing and alterations, decorating your home, upholstery, sketching and oil painting, public speaking, layman's law, democracy and its enemies, conversational Spanish, advanced conversational Spanish, speed reading and reading efficiency and general record keeping. Also, beginning typing, advanced typing, shorthand, general metal shop, basic aviation, men's recreation, beginning bridge, intermediate and advanced bridge, red cross first aid, sculpturing with clay, creative crafts, modern math for parents and other adults, Investments and marketable securities, gun smithing and shell reloading, and drivers' education. Tuition charge .^<ak_,,mo«k. classes will be $5 for the course of instruction. There will be no tuition charge for the Red Cross first aid class or for layman's law, These are presented as a community service. Also, it will be necessary to have tuition charge of $30 per Individual for the driver education instruction, The tuition will be payable at the first class meeting, A minimum enrollment of 10 will be necessary for most classes. Minimum enrollment of 20 is necessary In drivers' education, (Adults Only) Enrollment may be made in any of the above classes by calling Elgin Allen, high school prln- cipal, or Frank Brusleat 295-3518 between 8:30 and 4:30 p. m,, Monday through Friday, or by writing to Frank Brusie, Adult Education, Algona Community High School. You may also stop personally at the office of the high school principal. Suffers Stroke Dean Sparks of the Sexton area is in the Veterans hospital in Des Moines, after suffering a stroke last Tuesday, leaving his side paralyzed. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sparks and Daryl went to visit him Saturday and he was some improved. He has lived with his mother, Mrs. Ruth Sparks, In S.U.I. Chorus David Reid, a junior at the University of Iowa, is one of 175 members of the University Oratorio Chorus who will appear in the annual Christmas concert, Dec, 14 - 15 at the school, I •W There's $2.50 Waiting For You! • If You're a Reporter • If You're a Photographer This newspaper will give $2.50 each week for the best NEWS TIP given to this newspaper, either by telephone or personal visit. You do not need to write th* story, junt give us the tip and a few basic facts t we'll do the rest. For every other tip used and which we have not already known, we'll give an additional dollar, For the beit news photo submitted each week, we'll pay another $2.50. Wedding and engagement pictures do not count, just pictures of an unusual and newsy value, and good black and white, CALL 5-3535 e Crowd At GH5 Carnival v! 1 ,1 Ralph Hulchins, Algona Native, Dies In Indiana Carl and Harold Hutching of Algona have received word of the death of their brother Ralph W, Hutching, at his home in Moores Hill, Indiana, the afternoon of Wednesday, Deo, 1. He passed away peacefully after several months of severe suffering, Funeral services were held there Saturday, Dec. 4, with burial there, Ralph W, Hutchins was born In Algona, July 17, 1687, the son of Clayton B, and Eva H, Hutchins, and spent his youthful days on the old Hutchins farm near what became Rich Point in Irvington township. He attended Algona schools and graduated from Algona high where he .helped' organize the original Algona high track team, and started in the half mile and mile events. He loved the soil and distinguished himself as an energetic, practical farmer. With his brother Carl, he introduced the first Hampshire meat-type hogs into Kossuth County in 1912, after graduating from Grinnell College in 1910. Ralph was "raised" as a Master Mason at Algona, March 25,1915, and demitted to a prominent Lodge in Wisconsin, August 12,1920, He became greatly Interested in Masonic fraternalism and developed proficiency in its "work" and in serving as Master at Ind., where he made his latest home. . Ralph was attracted to "the Stanley Country of Wisconsin in 1915 and spent many strenuous' days clearing land for a farm of his own, and erecting new buildings, near the town of Oilman, Here he met Lois Fern Wells, daughter of Burt Wells, a prominent farmer of the community, and they were married, Dec, 2, 1920. Ralph is survived by Lois, his wife and four daughters, A son, born to them died in childhood, During the I930's and *W» Ralph occupied a position of responsibility in the U, S. Internal Revenue Service, from which he later retired to his acreage in Moores HU1, Indiana. MOOM Kidi Movie The Algona Moose Lodge will be host to a free movie for aU children at the Algona Theatre, Thursday, Dec, 83. No tickets. will be required. The annual Garrigan high school Carnival, held Sunday afternoon and evening here, with parents from all five parishes and many students serving as one-day waiters, waitresses, dish washers, etc,, proved to be a huge success, with an estimated 3,500-4,000 men, women and children being served at the smorgasbord, Other features included a country store where home-baked goods and candy were dispensed and game booths for children and adults alike, General chairmen Qf the event were Mr. and Mrs, Craig -Smith, Algona, '' The committee reported that a ton of turkey and ham was prepared, plus 80 gallons of beans, piles of mashed potatoes, hundreds of pies and lots of milk, coffee, pickles, etc. A small portion of the filled dining room is shown in the above phpto which was snapped about 5s30p,m, (UDM Polaroid Flashfoto) 6 Of 32 Families Are Still 'Adoptable' Here Just six out of 32 families available for "adoption" for Christmas remain to be adopted Jn this area, Any one of the six families can be adopted by call- Ing Marvel Immerfall at the Kossuth Relief office, or the Upper Des Moines office, The list of adoptions and the ones remaining untaken as yet, are listed below as follows: Family No. 1 - Adopted by Algona Junior High. Family No. 2 - Adopted by International Machinists Assn. and Aero-Space Workers, Family No. 3 - Adopted by the Episcopal church. Family No. 4 - Adopted by the Knights of Columbus, Family No. 5 - Adopted by Algona Senior High. \ Family No. 6 - Adopted by the Trinity Lutheran church. Family No, 7 - Adopted by Algona Senior High. Family No. 8 - Adopted by Newcomers Club. Family No. 9 - Adopted by Algona Junior High. Family No. 10 - Man and wife, four children 5-14 years of age. Family No. 11 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church, Family No. 12 - Adopted by International Assn, of Machinists and Aero-Space Workers, Family No, 13 - Mother with four children, 3-12 years of age. Family No. 14 - Adopted by Graham's Dept. store. Family No. 15 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. Family No. 16 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. Family No. 17 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. Family No. 18 - Adopted by United Presbyterian Women. Family No, 19 - Adopted by Newcomers Club. Family No. 20 - Adopted by Episcopal church. ' Family No. 21 - Adopted by International Machinists and Aero-Space Workers. Family No. 22 - Adopted by Newcomers Club. Family No. 23 - Man and wife and 10 children, 4-17 years of age. Family No. 24 - Adopted by Hagg-Turner Legion Post, Family No, 25 - Mother and son, age 6. Family No. 26 - Adopted by United Presbyterian Women, Family No. 27 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. Family No, 28 - Mother and four children, 2-13 years of age, Family No. 29 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. Family No. 30 - Man and wife, five children, from 2 years up. Family No. 31 - Adopted by Trinity Lutheran church. Family No. 32 - Adopted by Jolly Neighbors Homemakers Club. Further information on sizes of clothing, etc., but not names of families, may be obtained by calling Mrs. Immerfall, ] Auctions On Schedule For Coming Week Two farm sales will be found advertised in today's Upper Des Moines. They are the John F. Weber general farm sale and theV. C, Smith sale of ewes and other items as given in detail below, Sale listings of the moment follow: Dec, 10, FRIDAY - Mr, and Mrs, Kermit Kuecker sale, 3 north and 5 1/2 east of West Bend, or 4 west, 4 south and 1/2 west of Algona, Machinery and general equipment, also 38 high grade Holsteins and dairy equipment, Sale 1 p, m, Quinn Si Leek are auctioneers and Farmers State Bank of Whittemore is clerk, Sale details in Dec. 2 issue. Dec. 16, THURSDAY - John F. Weber, 2 east of Irvington or 4 south on 169 and 3 1/2 east. Closing out sale, Spencer Bros. & Ronald Peck, auctioneers, Iowa State Bank, Algona, clerk. Details in today's UDM. Dec. 17, FRIDAY - V. C. Smith auction sale of 800 ewes, some machinery, other items. Sale will be held at the Algona Sale barn. Sale details in this issue of UDM, Sale date listings in this column are advised as soon as auctioneers and a date have been selected. It may prevent conflicts in dates. School Program, Dec. 15, LuVerne The LuVerne school will give its annual Christmas Program on Wednesday evening, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p. m. in the school gym. Appearing on the program will be tlie high school band, the junior band, the high school mixed chorus, and a one-act operetta entitled "Where Was Santa?" by the 4th, 5th and 6th grades. Coffee will be served by the Music Mothers following the program. The public is cordially invited to attend. Car Hit Pony A car driven by Laura J, Johnson, 35, Corwith, sustained about $300 estimated damage when It struck a pony a mile west of Irvington on a blacktop highway at r^'iO p. m. Sunday. Tho jiou) v.ut, not killo'l, Tin- auto was huiult'i.1 uast at the tiiuu of the mishap- Jury Finds For Defendant In Damage Case A district court Jury found for the defendant, Edward Boyken, administrator of the estate of Gerhard Bruns, in a $60,000 damage case filed by Roger Dougherty, plaintiff, as the result of a 2-car crash July 7, 1964 near Garner in which Mr. Bruns and his brother, Henry, died. The plaintiff had sought the damages for alleged serious injuries received in the mishap. Verdict in the matter was returned by the Jury at 10;15 p. m, Monday, a week after jurors were selected to hear it. Judge Fred M. Hudson is presiding at the current term. According to County Clerk Alma Pi 1 :ir.sim, jur>:''. we '- I'O iit'h'cli.'d, jx.>,sM( ' Tuesday, tu hear a uuk- > i-<n. tract matter. Shots At Swea City Provide Cliniching Clues It Isn't often a break-in is solved withing 24 hours, but <\w: to the work of Marshal ,Jo« Fishery Swea City, Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and the Ft. Uougu police department, Arnold John Jones, 22, Ft. Dodge, was apprehended at Ft. Dodge and returned here to face charges of breaking and entering Tuesday evening as a result of a theft at Swea City at 12:30 a. m. the same day. Break-ins are difficult to solve. This time, a bullet hole in a 1959 Chevrolet owned by Jones, fired into the rear of the vehicle by Fisher, resulted in the rapid apprehension of the man - and his accomplice, Bob Kester. The latter was also to be returned here to face a similar charge. Jones, married and the father of two children, blamed family and financial trouble for a series of break-ins in the past three months, which was climaxed with the job at Swea City. In a statement to Ft. Dodge police and Sheriff Lindhorst Tuesday, Jones admitted the following break-ins in the past three months; gas station at Badger, garage at Thor t two gas stations at Benwlck, two gas stations and two Implement stores at Jewell, two gas stations at New Providence, a gas station at Eagle Grove, a gas station at Ft. Dodge - and a grocery store at Blue Earth, two gas stations at Elmore and the theft at Swea City during the night Monday. About a year ago, he also broke into a gas station at Clare. He also stated Kester was with him during some of tho break-ins, including the one at Swea City. Sheriff Lindhorst stated Wednesday morning, tho men might have been stopped before gnUim, out of tho county If the marshal! at Swea City was equipped with a 2-way radio on which he could have called for help. The break-in at Swea City netted $50-$55 for the men and some of the loot was recovered. It occurred at 12:30 a. m. Tuesday at the DX station owned by Gary Anderson, a block west of the main street, A car pulled up at the station and one of the men got out and kicked the glass out of the front door and walked in, Fisher saw the auto and drove up beside it, asking the man inside what he was doing there. The man drove off, headed east and Fisher emptied his revolver at the vehicle. He thought he hit it - and later investigation proved he did. The bullet hole was the turning point in the case. The man inside the station apparently fl<jd on foot while Fisher was shooting at the escaping car, which turned south, and the second man was picked up by the driver. They then headed out of Swea City, • through Algona to Ft. Dodge. Arriving at Ft. Dodge, and knowing the vehicle had a bullet hole in it, Jones abandoned the car and notified police his auto had been stolen. A check proved the auto belonged to Jones and upon questioning, he agreed to make a statement, One of the break-ins at Elmore Monday night resulted in theft of $33, plus some old silver dollars. It was discovered by a paper boy as he made his rounds. Open Now Store Cal Tschetter, son of Mrs, Thelma Tschetter of Algona, opened a new Super Valu store at Eagle Grove, last week. His mother, his brother Glen, and a number of other friends attended the event. Cal has been ioca- lion.

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