The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 6, 1966 · Page 1
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 6, 1966
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Road it for more NtWS - S*e it for better PICTURES - Use it for mere BUSINESS BY RUSS WALLER * * * Chuck Behr had a day last week that could be called the Day of the Blue Chevies, He answered a call to get a Blue Chevy parked In a downtown alley for_servicing, went there, found a Blue cnevy, but as he was starting to drive H away, an irate woman demanded to know what he was doing in her car . . . wrong car ... so he looked around and found another Blue Chevy nearby, which he drove back to the station. But there, in the driveway was yet another Blue Chevy, which the owner had driven down to the station without waiting for Chuck ... a hasty return of the second Blue Chevy to its former position followed. If you find your car missing, better call Chuck I * * * Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Wittkopf left Wednesday via jet for Los Angeles, and by Wednesday night at 9 p. m. were supposed to be safely aboard a ship which is sailing to Hawaii. The Wittkopfs are attending a national convention of Dairy Queen operators, and the entire ship has been chartered as a floating home for the group. They will tour the islands, then fly back, expecting to reach here by the 20th. Asked if he intended to import a few Hawaiian Go-Go girls for the annual spring reopening of his Dairy Queen here, Gerhard was noncommital. * * * Psychology is a funny thing. When the transportation strike hit New York, the mayor asked everyone except vital personnel to stay home and not go to work. Instead of staying home, it seems that everyone acte,d in reverse everyone tried desperately toget to work. We'll bet a quarter that if the mayor had demanded that everyone get to work, strike or no strike, most of them would have stayed home. * * * Mayor Bill Finn says that he has been besieged by calls from folks asking about the proposed rerouting of U. S. 169 thru Algona, as reported last week. The rerouting work isn't slated before 1970, so there are four long years to discuss the matter, Bill points out. It seems that while the proposed preliminary routing was north on Phillips to Oak, then west to Jones, there have also been several alternate route suggestions, and any one of them might be adopted. One that has some local support is north on Phillips to Call street, then east to Jones, and north on Jones. But one thing is certain, no matter what route is eventually adopted, there is going to be no way to please everybody - somebody, somewhere, will have a U. S. highway by their home come 1970. * * * Algona nigh's ciass of 1926 is planning a reunion for July 16, 1966. But of the 84 graduates in the class, the present whereabouts of 14 are unknown, If you know where to locate Myrtle Berg, William Kenefick, Harold Olsen, Eva Schuler, Donald Tribon, Dore French, Paul Koons, Howard Poll, Wendell Seward, James Africa, Eva Gilbert, Esther Ohm, William Ramsey or Lyle Stebbins, get in touch with Julius Winkel, L. S. Bohannon or Elizabeth Lowe in Algona, Dr, Winkel is the Hometown Committee chairman, * * * BOWL GAME THOUGHTS; The big ones are not necessarily the fastest or smartest,,. Paul Chrisman does more to spoil a football game than any other announcer we ever heard , . , just how many "All-Americans" are there, anyway? , , , how about missing .the Rose Bowl kickoff because of a windy conv mercial , , , the time may be where the Orange Bowl puts the Rose Bowl tp shame ,,, home* state boys seem to give it'more of the Good Old College Try than do some of the fancy imports , , , Alabama's band took first place, too , , , if you don't like football, better get a good book for New Year's Day, ESTABLISHED 116$ Entered M second elttt nutter at the pottofflc* it Alfona, Iowa (50811). Nov. 1. IBM, under Act.trf Conlrett of March 8. 1879. AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 16 page* metre VOL 101 NO. 1 Two Injured; fo w founty 4-H Officers Five Mishaps During Week Two area young persons were injured in a mishap here Jan. 1 as a total of five mishaps were investigated here during the New Years Day weekend. Hurt were Gerald J, Studer, 19, Algona, who sustained an arni cut, and Kathy Larson, 20, West Bend, who suffered head and face cuts. They were treated at St. Ann hospital and released. They were hurt when a car driven by Studer, headed north on Moore street, collided with a parked car owned by Arlo Ranney, Fenton. Damage to the Algona vehicle was estimated at $350, while damage to the other car was $250. Studer was charged with hitting a parked vehicle. Four mishaps occurred Monday. All were minor. At 8:15 a. m., autos driven by Kathryn E. Weber, 25, and Mary J. Frideres, 28, both of Algona, collided at the intersection of Diagonal, Elm and Woodworth streets, resulting in an estimated $255 damage to the vehicles. JohnR. Zaugg, 17,andRichard L. Muller, 16, Algona, collided at the intersection of McCoy and Poplar streets at 8:45 a. m.; with damage estimated at $175 to the cars. Zaugg was charged with making an improper turn. At 12:30 p. m., autos driven by Nicholas J. Dangelser, 38, and Jackie J. Davis, 28, Algona, collided at the intersection of Kennedy and Minnesota streets, with $95 damage resulting. At 4:05 p. m., cars driven by Walter J. Barr, 70, and Merle D. Dahl, 32, Algona, collided on Phillips street, with $50 damage to the Barr machine resulting. City police investigated all five mishaps. Retired Burt Farmer Dies; Funeral Held Lawrence J. Larsen, 81, Burt retired farmer, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Britt. He had been a resident of a rest home at Britt for the past two years. Funeral services for Mr. Larsen were held Monday at 10a.m. in the McCullough Funeral Chapel here, with Rev. Paul Hanson officiating. Burial followed at Riverview cemetery here. • Pallbearers were Edmund and Harvey Larson, Leslie Huff, Ray Cunningham, Fred Asa and Gordon Davidson. Son of James and Hansine Hansen Larsen, he was born Oct. 10, 1884 at New Haven and was married to Dora Chapin at Blue E arth, Minn. Sept, 9,1915. TheLarsens lived in the Burt area for 30 years and she preceded him in death in 1959, two years before he retired from farming. Survivors include three sons, Hance, Britt, Nelson, Worthington, Minn., and Edward, Bancroft; a brother, James, Detroit Lakes, Mivm,, two sisters, Mrs. Glen Frazer, Jackson, Mich., and Mrs, Earl Marsden, Burlington; and one grandchild. Two sons and three brothers preceded him in death, Lashbrook Is Honored By City Council Jess L&snorook, who resigned at the end of the year as street commissioner after almost 50 years as a city employee, was honored by the city council during a short session at the city hall Dec, 29, Mr. Lashbrook was then appointed advisor to the street department with a salary of $100 per month, Utt Electric, Algona, entered a bid of $90 for replacement of the present fire alarm, which it seems is in need of repair or replacing, Jt has not been operating perfectly recently, The council will study the problem further, I Won't Try That Again, Is John Kajewski Vow "If your furnace isn't working right, call a serviceman!" Thaf s what John Kajewski, Algona service station operator had to say about his New Years Day experience in the basement of his home at 322 East Linden street. John came out second best, but fortunately was not seriously injured while attempting to relight the pilot light on the furnace. He was taken to St. Ann hospital, treated and released the following day. The explosion occurred about 11:30 a. m. as Mr. Kajewski touched a match to the pilot light, which was burning. when he went to the basement. He had pushed the re-set button on the furnace and the furnace kicked in okay, but the pilot light then was put out. He lighted a match and just as he touched the pilot light, the explosion occurred. He sustained burns on the chest, stomach and left arm and will undoubtedly be bandaged for a while - but it could have been a lot worse. The furnace burner was damaged - although there was no estimate as to the amount. Mr. Kajewski was very emphatic, about making it clear he blamed no one but himself for the mishap - which could have been much worse. He stated he wasn't knocked down by the blast, but did bleed quite a bit before receiving treatment, Titonka Tests Sentiment On Municipal Pool A questionnaire to find out general sentiment of Titonka residents on the subject of a new municipal swimming pool is going to each home in the area. A committee has spent considerable time recently studying various pools and it feels it has found one that will meet the requirements of the Titonka area. Members of this committee were Charles Beed, Ed Boyken, Harold Gartner, Holland Fox, Gene Krominga and John Miller. The committee was formed when it became apparent that there is increasing interest In Titonka having its own swimming pool, The pool that has been tentatively selected by committee covers about 4,000 square feet and will cost approximately $30,000. It would Include a wading area, diving area, proper filtration system and lighting and bath house facilities. The three questions to be asked in the questionnaire are: 1, Are you in favor of a swimming pool for the Titonka area? 2, Would you be willing to donate time and labor on the pool ? 3, Would you be willing to make a cash contribution to this pool ? Vandals Break More Windows In North End Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who investigated the report of broken windows at Ledyard recently, was called to Swea City during the Christmas weekend to look over damage at five business places there. Windows were broken at Linde Implement, Pech Motors, Johnson & Busch Produce, Joh»son Si Johnson Plbg. & Htgt and the old Ley tarSgirbuilding. The windows at Ledyard were knocked out by large pellets, while it was thought rocks.,were used at some of the places in Swea City, with some large holes and some small holes reported. Annual Meet, Fed. Land Bank, Set Jan. 18 HUGH McEVOY More than 300 farmers are expected to attend the annual stockholders meeting of the Federal Land Bank. Association of Algona on Tuesday, Jan, 18,1966. The meeting will be preceded by free dinner to members and wives and invited guests, with the dinner being served by the Burt Bandmothers at the Burt high school gymnasium starting at 6:45 p, m. Featured speaker will be Hugh E. McEvoy, Senior Vice-President of the Federal Land Bank of Omaha, Entertainment is planned, Manager E, H, Hutching and President Hugh Black will give the annual reports on Association progress which will be followed by election of one director. Directors of the Association are Hugh Black, President, Algona; Robert E, Deal, Algona; Douglas Wildin, Algona jLeander Menkej Swea Cttyj and Marvin Junkermeier, Elmore, Minn, Aside from Manager Hutchins, other members on the Association staff are Assistant Helen Haas and Field Assistant Larry Severson, With over 600 present for the annual 4-H Rally Night, last Thursday evening at Algona high school, new officers for 1966 were elected by the members pre sent. They are pictured above in a photo taken by Galen DeValois, extension director, and Roger Heimstra, youth assistant, conducted the meeting. Pictured above, back row, left to right, are Steve Detrick, boys historian, Diane Bode, girls historian, Kathy Besch, girls secretary and Bob Boleneus, boys secretary. Front row, left to right, Tom Lynch, boys vice president, Linda Dodds, girls president, Wayne Banwart, boys president, and Helen Skow, girls vice president. Pies 2 Weeks After Passing Of Husband WHITTEMORE - Just two weeks after the death of her husband, Mrs. Frank (Ida) Schumacher of Whittemore succumbed in Algona Tuesday, at the home of a son, Edmond. She had been in ill health only a short time. Funeral services have been set for today (Thursday) at 2 p. m. at St. Paul's Lutheran church, with Rev. Cleo Kautsch to officiate. Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery with Hyink Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be the same men who served In Mr. Schumacher's funeral, Art Heidenwith, Wayne Elbert, Harold Heinrich, John Marte, Herbert Zumach and Melvin Zumach. Mrs. Schumacher had been a life-long resident of Kossuth county. She was born Sept. 22, 1892, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ohm of Fenton twp Ida grew up in the community, and continued to live here after her marriage to Frank. He died Dec, 21,1965. Surviving are four children, Harold of Whittemore, Edmond of Algona, Her man of Sioux Falls, S. D. and Viola (Mrs. Bert Sherman) of Lake Andes, S. D.; also two sisters, Mrs. Clara Pompe of Algona, and Mrs, Emma Dreyer of Fenton; and two brothers, Edward Ohm of Lone dock and waiter Ohm of palm Springs, Cal, Four grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive, Algona Man's Mother Dies Christinas Day Mrs, Elnora Snider, mother of Glen Snider of Algona, died Christmas Day at the Boone County hospital at Boone where she had been hospitalized for three weeks with virus pneumonia, Funeral services for Mrs, Snider were held Pec, 29 at the Sundberg Funeral Home, Madrid, at 1:30 p. m,,, with Rev, Delmar Carlson officiating. Burial was at Xenia cemetery at Woodward, Besides the son here, she is survived by another son and a daughter, her husband preceded her in death many years ago, Tax Levies To Be A Little Late This Year Recent rulings by the State Tax Commission, protests and resulting discussions with many counties in the state, then a change in the original rulings have resulted in a confusing real estate and personal property tax situation here. As a result, it is probable the usual deadline for paying at least the first half of taxes, April 1, will be extended, according to county officials, With the county tax levy up in the air, the tax rolls of Kossuth , usually ready Jan. 1, will not be ready, probably before February, according to County Auditor Marc Moore. The proposed increase on farm buildings In Kossuth and other Iowa counties caused all sorts of objections to be raised. At a meeting with the Tax Commission, county leaders got an okay from that group to continue the tax levy on the same basis during 1965 - so the individual levies haven't been figured. An announcement will be made later when the tax rolls have been completed for Kossuth, complete with a probable new deadline for paying first half taxes. Helen Pletch Succumbs On Georgia Visit Word was received here Monday evening of the death of Mrs, H. W. (Hank) Pletch at Columbus, Georgia. She had complained of not feeling well and had been taken to a hospital, where she died a short time later. She and her husband of Algeria were visiting their daughter Joan and family. Mr. and Mrs. John Clayton. Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Saturday at the Congregational church here with Rev. Frank Harcey officiating. Burial will take place at Riverview cemetery. Born in Algona, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Falkenhainer, Helen graduated from Algona high school in 1916. She attended Rockford College in Rockford, 111. and was graduated from Grinnell College. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Pletch is survived by her daughter, Joan, and a son, William of Waterloo. Four grandchildren also survive. Two brothers, Chester and Harold, preceded her in death. Mrs. Eugene Murtagh, Algona, is a first cousin. Mr. and Mrs. Clayton and their children are accompanying Mr. Pletch by car and expect to arrive in Algona late Thursday or early Friday. Dies In Mishap Mrs. Rhoda Bonar has had a wire from a son Jack of California, saying his mother, Mrs. Lottie Kain, was killed in an auto accident last week Monday. Funeral services were held Thursday with burial at Forest Lawn, Cypress, Calif. She is a former well-known Algonan, widow of Dr. Will Kain, who practiced here many years ago. They built the house now owned by the McCulloughs. There was also a son William but details on the family are vague. Store Closes After many years in business here, the National Food Store closed here Friday, Dec, 21, at 6 p. m. The company lost its lease and another food store, Swanson's, will be located in the building, which will be enlarged. Re-Elect Chief Ralph Elbert was re-elected fire chief, Chester Willey, assistant chief, Harry Barton, pres,, Don Petersen, secy,, and Don Meyer, treas., during the regular meeting of the fire department here Tuesday night. Dec. 28, It was also announced the new door for the School for Retarded here had been installed by Ferm Sewlck, wj«i no charge for the installation, Supervisors Name Rode Chairman For New Year John Rode, long-time member of the county board of supervisors, was elected chairman during the group's organizational meeting here Monday. He succeeds A. J. Kollasch, who remains a member of the board. In other actions during the meeting, Lawrence Newbrough, supervisor, was named manager of the county farm, Rode, Newbrough and Burnetta Bohannon were named to the Welfare Board and Gary McDonald, supervisor, was named to the Mental Health Board. The board made many appointments of persons already holding jobs at the courthouse and other county agencies. Included were: Engineer - H. M. Smith; Assistant Engineer - JohnFraser; Inspector - Thomas Aaron; Drainage Clerk - Arnold Alderson; Overseer of Poor - Marvel Immerfall; Janitor - Leonard Warner; Assistant Janitor - Walter Wood; County Nurse -Joyce Hayden; County Medical Officer - Dr. Snyder. The Algona Upper Des Molnes, Algona Advance and Bancroft Register were re-named official county newspapers. Various reports from offices in the courthouse were okayed, as were last - quarter reports of mayors and justices of the peace around the county. Cash on hand in courthouse offices was also approved. Also re-appointed were many personnel in county offices here. City Council Organizes, Appoints, For New Year The city council held its organizational meeting at the city hall here Monday afternoon, with Mayor Bill Finn and the council making the appointments, etc. for the year 1966. Finn and Councilmen Ken Peirce, Joe Elbert, Jim Andreasen, Howard Miller and Stan Muckey were sworn in and the Iowa State and Security State banks chosen as official depositories for the year. The council also allocated revenue for the year. Mayor Finn appointed Al Boekelman, police chief, Rich Groen, assistant; Peirce, mayor pro tern; Roy McMahon, treasurer; and Ralph Elbert, fire chief; then the council appointed Dr. Joseph Rooney, health officer; Dave Smith, clerk and supt. of public improvements; Albert Pergande, street commissioner; and Russ Buchanan, attorney. The mayor then named the following councilmen to these committees: Ways, Means & Finance - Peirce, Cook and Muckey. Purchasing - Cook, Miller and Peirce. Fire - Elbert, Muckey and Andreasen. Sewers, Drainage and Sanitation - Muckey, Miller and Andreasen. Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks - Miller, Elbert and Peirce. Rules and Ordinance - Miller, Cook and Elbert. The council annually holds an organizational meeting, then resumes its regular meeting schedule. ."•;v>.v/.v/.v.v/.v.v.*.'.v.'.v.v.v.*.v.v.v.v.*.v.v.v ( v.v *t»****X*X***X*X'X*X*X*X'X*X'X*X******* Burt Couple Wed 50 Years Mr, and Mrs. Robert Sarchet, Burt, will be honored on their golden wedding anniversary with an open house at the Methodist church there this Sunday, Jan. 9, from 2 to 5 p. m. No invitations are being sent, but all their friends and relatives are invited to attend. They request no gifts, please. Married Jan, 12, 1916, on a farm near Burt, they have lived in that area ever since. They remain on their farm at present, although they have retired from farming. Sponsors of the open house are their sons, Kenneth, Burt, Robert Allen, Fairborn, Ohio, and David, Dayton, Ohio, All will be present for the observance, Lone Rock Postmaster For 42 Years Resigns LONE ROCK - Mrs. Evelyn Earing has retired as postmaster at the Lone Rock post office after serving the community for over 42 years, She was appointed 4th class postmaster October 10, 1923, On June 2}, 1944 she became 3rd class postmaster with the paper being signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, She was checked out by Inspector Ogle of Waterloo Dec. 28,1965 and her retirement was effective Pee, 30. Ruby pixon was appointed clerk in charge until an examination date for postmajter is get up by the Civil Service Commission, Mrs, Earing was preceded by Jessie Stebritz and Neva Edwards, Mall carriers while she was, in charge were the late John Sprang and Fred Genrich and tbepresenUarriey, Hjrsehel Hartman. Mrs. Baring wiU be missed as postmaster aj she vasal ways belpfui and wiljtog to help

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