The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 13, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 13, 1966
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Read it for more NtWS - See it for better PICTURES - Use it for more BUSINESS Jftomes .* second claw matter at the postofflcc at AlKona. Town (50SJ1L, Nov. 1. 1932. under Act (rf Congress of March 3. 1879 AtOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1966 14 fasti VOL. 101 NO. 3 BY RUSS WALLER * * * Scouts tell us that since that fellow in Chicago shot three automobile men after buying a used car, local car salesmen are proceeding with extreme caution ... one dealer thought some of sending his crew to gunnery school , . . another dug out his old beebee gun and parked it behind his desk ... a third said he was practicing ducking behind his desk, * * * An anonymous subscriber sent us a clipping from the Minneapolis Tribune of Jan. 9, headed "Parking Meters Soon May Be Thing of the Past" ... the gist of the story was that the AAA has made surveys indicating parkers did not remain longer in parking spaces with no meters than with meters. Other AAA findings: increase in retail sales were noted downtown. Hopkins and White Bear in suburban Twin City areas have removed their meters 4.. the fast development of shopping centers has made it mandatory to help big city downtown retail business areas. * * * John Stegman, ad manager of the Emmetsburg papers, beat his brains out selling a promotion on "First Baby of the Year," complete with a whole batch of gifts for the first baby in 1966 from Emmetsburg merchants, Lo - Mr. and Mrs. Stegman were expecting their fifth, but not quite so soon, and THEIRS was the first baby of the year. The Stegmans turned down all the gifts (including a year's subscription to the Emmetsburg papers) and designated them for the second baby of the year, a new arrival for a West Bend "couple as we understand it. * * * There are many friendly neighbors around town, but none any friendlier and more thoughful than one fellow, who, entertaining guests, ran low on refreshments, so went next door, where he found the folks gone. He did, however, find what he was looking for in the refrigerator but just as he was leaving, here came the owner of the home. Not batting an eye, the borrower whipped out one can and said "I'm sure glad you came home, I'll leave you one." * * * One of the most interesting developments of 1966 will be that with regard to a school expansion program and bond issue in Algona. * * * Prior to Christmas, pranksters kept removing light bulbs from the town's Christmas tree in Fenton . . . then the city fathers wised up and put a special purple dye treatment on the tree, practically invisible to the eye, but almost impossible to remove from hands or clothing . . , after that not a single light bulb turned up missing. * * * Ice almost two miles thiclc has been discovered in Antarctica. * * * If that transportation strike continues in New York, from it may emerge the healthiest bunch of New Yorkers since the Indians sold the island. * * * A Fenton young man now in service, Jerry England, recently brought back home the bride he married in Tulsa, okla, and women in the Seneca area put on a shower in her honor, It turned out that the bridegroom's mother's maiden name was Paris, the bridegroom's name was England, and the bride's maiden name had been Holland. By coincidence, the theme of the shower was Travel, and* shortly after leaving Fenton to return to service, the bridegroom was assigned to military duty in Germany. * * * Famous Last Line - Enter balance due on this line, and pay with this return, FARM SALE CALENDAR AJfoaft Upper Dei ftMaet JAN. 17, Monday - Marlin Larsen sale, one west of Seneca store and one mile north. To auction 160 acre farm, 41 Holsteins, farm machinery, misc. etc. Clark & Clark, auctioneers, Security State of Algona, clerk. Sale details Thursday's paper. JAN. 18, Tuesday - Carl Beck sale, two miles south and 1 1/4 west of Depew, or from Cylinder, 1 1/4 north, 1 west and 3 north, and 1/4 west. Machinery and other items, with details in Thursday's paper. BerWand & Bensen, auctioneers, First Trust & Savings, Armstrong, clerk. JAN. 20, Thursday - Wm. (Francis) Fitzgerald sale, five south of Algona on U.S. 169, 3 1/2 west, or from Hoparton elevator, five south and two west. Machinery, buildings, furniture, etc. Sale details in Thursday's issue of Upper Des Moines. Virgil Spencer and Erwin Moss, auctioneers; Security State of Algona, clerk. JAN. 20, Thursday - 9:30a.m. Byrl Horswell sale, 1/2 mile north of Catholic church, Armstrong. Machinery and miscellaneous, with details in this issue. Clark & Clark, auctioneers, First Trust & Savings, Armstrong, clerk. JAN. 20, Thursday - 1 p. m. Clarence Vrieze sale, 6 miles west of Britt and 7 north on blacktop. Machinery and other equipment, with details in this issue. DeVries Bros., auctioneers; First State Bank, Britt, clerk. Farm Program Signup Will Start Jan. 31 The signup for the 1966 programs for wheat and feed grains will start on Jan. 31, R. I. Anderson, Chairman, ASC County Committee, announced today. The signup deadline will be April 1. For the long-term Cropland Adjustment Program (CAP), the signup will begin on the same date as for the commodity programs, Jan. 31; the signup deadline for CAP will be announced later. Producers who file intentions under CAP but do not enter into final agreements will have 15 days to file applications to take part in the wheat and feed grain programs after they withdraw or after the county committee notifies them that no agreement will be available, In general, both the commodity programs and CAP call for diversion of crop acreage into an approved conserving use. By meeting provisions of the programs, farmers become eligible for various benefits in the form of payments and also for loans under the commodity programs. However, Mr, Anderson reminded farmers that participation in the various diversion programs is not automatic filing an application which shows the operator's program intentions is the first necessary step in qualifying for program benefits. Signups will be conducted at the ASCS County Office. Annual Algona Picnic, Feb. 6, In California Algona Upper Des Moines: I believe it would be of interest to the readers of the "Upper Des Moines" in this area to be reminded of the annual Algona Picnic which will be held Sunday, Feb. 6, at Lake Park in Huntingdon Beach, eleven to four o'clock, This is the tenth annual get- together. Lake Park with its recreation building is an ideal place for this event. Last year 216 people registered, which is the largest attendance thus far. We are looking forward for another good "turn out" this year. Tonight Genevieve and I leave for a 38-day trip around the world with a group of Rotarians and wives - 46 of us. The tour is known as "Rotary World Safari." From here we jet to Tahiti, then Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Cairo, Lebanon, Athens, Rome, London, Paris and then to New York and home. The entire journey is by air. We are really looking forward to this "Safari." Genevieve and I send you greetings and best wishes. Very sincerely, Edw. A. Genrich 12121 Centralia Rd. Lakewood, California Name 10 Area Students, I.S.U. Dean's List AMES, IOWA - Deans at Iowa State University have announced the names of 800 students who attained the beans' List for high scholarship during the fall • quarter. To be named on the Deans' List, a student must carry at least 15 credit hours of classroom work during the quartsr and achieve agradepoint average of at least 3.5. Following are the students' names, curricula and parent information for this area : ALGONA - Jean Christensen, mathematics, Mr. and Mrs. Mads Christensen, 406 E. State St.; Lance J. Johnson, industrial administration, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Johnson; Vicki M. Steil, English and speech, Mrs. L. C. Reding, 404 So. Wooster. ARMSTRONG - William R. Looft, psychology, Mr. and Mrs. Leon R. Looft. BUFFALO CENTER - Dale A. Risius, animal science - preparation for veterinary medicine.. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Risius. BODE - Kent R. Schulze, farm operation, Mr.. Glen W. Schulze. RINGSTED - Trudy K. Huskamp, English and speech, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Huskamp. TITONKA - Mark E. Boyken, zoology, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Boyken. WESLEY - Lorraine E. Funnemark, home economics education, Mr. and Mrs. Howard 0. Funnemark, R. R. 2. WHITTEMORE - Earl H. Maahs, agricultural business, Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Maahs. Vicki Steil, Algona, has been named one of the cast for the Iowa State Players production of "Where's Charlie ?", a musical comedy to be performed on the Iowa State University campus Jan, 26-29, There's $2.50 Waiting For You! • If You're a Reporter • If You're a Photographer This newspaper will give $2.50 each week for the best NEWS TIP given to this newspaper, either by telephone or personal visit. You do not need to write the story, jy$t give us the tip and a few basic facts, we'll do the rest. For every other tip us,ed and which wt hav« not already known, we'll give an additional dollar. For the best news photo submitted each week, we'll pay another $2.50. Wedding and engagement pictures do not count, just pictures of an unusual and ntw*y value, and good black and white. CALl §4535 Sleet, Snow Leave Hazardous Icy Glaze On Area Highways Home Fc Course Presented Pictured above are several Kossuth county women as they sample various dishes at the home economics lesson on convenience foods Friday. Present at the lesson, sponsored by the Extension Home Economics Committee, were 45 women from various areas of Kossuth. The lesson, given by Lois Busch, county Extension assistant, included trends in food production, processing, and packaging; cost comparisons between home prepared foods and their convenience counter parts; new foods on the market; and finally uses of the various convenience foods. Members of the Home Economics Committee - Mrs. August Brandt, Mrs. Wm. Amesbury, Mrs. Wilbert Ruhnke, Mrs. Wes Bartlett, Mrs. Gertrude Gutknecht and Mrs. Russell Patterson, brought several dishes prepared from convenience products, which were then sampled at the end of the lesson. Recipes gathered at this lesson may be checked out from the Extension office for a three-day period by individuals who might be interested. Ladies who attended the lesson will be given first preference, however. Hearing Jan. 20 Set For West Bend-Rodman School Thursday, Jan. 20, has been set by Palo Alto County School Supt. William A. Young for a hearing on the proposed merger of the West Bend Community School District, about three-fourth of the Rodman Consolidated School District, Fern Valley District and two sections of the Whittemore Township District. The public hearing will begin at 8 p. m, in the courtroom of the Palo Alto County Courthouse, Emmetsburg, with members of four county school boards, Kossuth, Humboldt, Pocahontas and Palo Alto present. Objections must be in affidavit form and must be filed by noon on the hearing day in the office of County Supt. Young in order to be considered. Within five days after the hearing, the four county boards will rule on the proposal. It will be presented to voters as it now stands, boundaries will be revised, or the plan will be dismissed. The proposed merger is in accordance with the recently passed state law which makes it mandatory that all non-high school districts join districts with high schools by July 1 of this year. Included in the plan are: all of the West Bend Community School which operates a complete school system through high school; about three- fourths of the 41 section Rodmand Consolidated District which operates classes through the eighth grade; the four-section Fern Valley District; and two sections of the Whittemore Township District. Neither Fern Valley nor Whittemore Township operate schools. The town of Rodman itself is included in the merger proposal. That part of the present Rodman District not included is mainly to the west and north and bordering on the Mallard, Emmetsburg and Cylinder School Districts. Dale Teeter One Of Six Nominees To West Point Dorwin Dale Teeter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin (Butch) Potratz of Whittemore, a senior and star athlete in the class of 1966 at Algona high school, is one of six young men from Northwest Iowa nominated to compete for an appointment to the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, it was announced Tuesday by Congressman Stanley Greigg. Academy officials will select one of the group for appointment, after tests to be conducted later this year. The six selected for the final competition were nominated on the basis of their high school record, personal interviews by members of an advisory board, a civil service designation test and letters of recommendation, Other candidates from the 6th district are Kirk Forney, Sioux City; Dennis Harms, LeMars; Charles Peterson, Jr., Sioux City; Dennis Sullivan, LeMars; and Larry Walrod, May City, Bernard- Cooper is a member of the seven-man advisory board from the district, Urges Public Not To Delay New Licenses Jack H. Leverenz, acting director of the state's division of Motor Vehicle Registration, appealed to the public today for early purchase of 1966 license plates, and announced a statewide crackdown on motor vehicle registration violations. "Each year," Leverenz said, "a larger percentage of the public is waiting until the last weeks and days of January to purchase their new license plates." Leverenz said that according to Iowa law, a penalty must be charged on all renewals made after January 31. And according to a literal interpretation of the code, he said, December 31st is meant to be the "enforcement" date, that is, the date on which law officers should begin giving summonses to all motorists driving with the previous year's license plates, "Actually, this has' not been done for about 20 years," he said. "In fact, the enforcement date has been later and later each year until, with 1965, it was not begun until mid-April." "There are two reasons for this," Leverenz explained. "For one, Iowa's county treasurers have simply not been able to expand fast enough, either in personnel and in physical facility, to cope with the annually increase in motor vehicle registration." "The second," he said, "is that so many more people, each year, are waiting until the last minute to purchase their new plates, that the county treasurers have simply been unable to process all applications until several weeks after January 31." To get this back in line, Leverenz said, the enforcement date on 1965 plates is being moved as close as possible to the statute deadline of December 31, and the Highway Patrol, Sheriffs and other enforcement agencies throughout the state will be notified accordingly. Car Hit Pole An auto driven by Marvin E. Krosch, 30, Elmore, sustained an estimated $500 damage when it slammed off a blacktop road a mile south and 1 3/4 west of Elmore at 10 a. m. Monday, The auto struck a power pole, which was damaged to the extent of $50. Krosch reached back to close a rear door of the auto when the vehicle dropped off the edge of the road and hit the ditch, sheriff Ralph Lindhorst investigated. State Sanding Crews Busy, Warn Drivers Extremely hazardous driving conditions prevailed throughout North Central Iowa, including Kossuth county, after a combination of snow, snow pellets, sleet and rain struck Tuesday night. Temperatures rose late Tuesday, with only 17 above as the low for Tuesday night, but the resulting influx of warmer air after sub-zero cold, brought .15 Inches of moisture In various forms Tuesday night, which left highways and sidewalks covered with a glaze of Ice, with a light deceptive snow covering the ice. Warnings against unnecessary highway travel were Issued by the state, and sanding units began work at daylight Wednesday to eliminate some of the hidden dangers. Street sanding in Algona was also underway. Schools in some areas, not locally however, were closed Wednesday because of traffic conditions. A large portion of Iowa received the same weather treatment. Wednesday morning the light mist continued, with some fog. A look at the weather: Forecasts for Wednesday night were colder with north west winds to bring In colder air, cloudy, and possibly snow. DATE Jan. 6 Jan. 7 Jan. 8 Jan. 9 Jan. 10 Jan. 11 Jan. 12 HI 18 14 19 38 32 21 LO 1 -10 -17 17 4 2 17 R/S Tr. 1 in. .15 Forecasts for Wednesday night were colder with northwest winds to bring in colder air, cloudy, and possibly snow. Move To Join Cylinder School To Emmetsburg A petition was filed Saturday Jan. 8 with the Palo Alto County Superintendent for the establishment of a community School District composed of the Emmetsburg Community School District, Cylinder Consolidated School District, Fairfield Rural Independent School District and a portion of that portion of Rodman Consolidated School not included in the recently proposed West Bend Community School District. The County Superintendent has 10 days to set a final date for filing objections and 10 days to set a final time for a hearing on the proposal. Objections may be filed by residents and land owners of the proposed districts or persons that might be injuriously affected. The Palo Alto County Board of Education will conduct the hearing and may approve, disapprove, or modify the proposal. The petition was filed by legal residents of and residing in the proposed territory to be reorganized, The petitions filed we re signed by 805 persons. Infant Baptized Sheila Lynn, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Les Foxhoven, was baptized January 9 in St, Cecelia's Catholic church by Msgr, p. p. Gearen. Sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. E. E. (Bud) Robinson, Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs, Les Kenyon; great grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Albert Granzow, One license One wedding license was issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. It went to James C. Bergum and Joleen J, Mueller, Jan. 10. Johanna Hanson Of Algona Dies Tuesday Night Mrs. Clirls (Johanna) Hanson, 85, mother of Mrs. Art Wiese, Algona, died during the night Tuesday at the John Grotte home here where she had been a resident for about three years. At press time, funeral arrangements for her were pending at McCullough Funeral Chapel lie re. A complete obituary will appear in the next issue of the UDM. To Hold Heart Ass'n Kick-Off Here Jan. 27 A kick-off meeting of the Kosr suth Chapter of the American Heart Association will take place at the Johnson House Jan. 27 at 2 p. m., according to Mrs. Donald Mitchell of Burt, county chairman. All chairmen and workers are urged to attend the meeting. A drive for funds will start Feb. 1 and will continue throughout the month. A number of chairmen have been selected and include both town and township people. Town chairmen include Mrs. Tom Garry, Jr., for Bancroft; Mrs. James Fries for Burt; Mrs. Gus Krause for Fenton; Mrs E. A. Carpenter for Ledyard; Allen Blake for LuVerne? the Rev. Mr. Paul Ofstedal for Lakota; Mrs. Vivian Charleson for Swea City; Mrs. Bea Garrett for Titonka; Mrs. Harold Hem- mlngson for Wesley; Mrs.Leon- ard Elbert for Whlttemore; A. L. Cotton for Lone Rock; and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lemkee for Irvington. Township chairmen include Mrs. Eugene Meyer, Buffalo; Mrs. Art Person, Burt; Bernard Thilges, Cresco, Garfleld, Riverdale, and Whittemore; Mrs. Walter Gorackowski, Eagle; Angus Cotton, Fenton; Mrs. Irvln Beenken, German; Mrs, Robert Briggs and Mrs. W. L. Reynolds, Grant; Mrs, Francis Foth, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lemkee, Irvington; August Melz, Lincoln; Mrs. William Lauck, Lotts Creek; Mrs. Fern Young, Plum Creek; Mrs. Russell Parsons, Portland; Mrs, Thomas Lickteing, Prairie; John Blumer, Sherman; Mrs. Irvln Brandt, Springfield; and Mrs. Daniel Fisher, Union. Debaters Second At Tourney, Win Sweepstakes The Algona high school debate and speech students, under Mr. John Vint, director, won the second place sweepstakes trophy at the Buena Vista College tournament Saturday, Jan. 8. The following students contributed points to the team total: Oratory - Barb Wicks, Gail Bartholomew. Oral Interpretation - Sheri Baker, Ann Bohannon, Mary Willrett and Carol Sloniker, Debate - Mike Stillman, Gregg Buchanan, Paul McBride, Barb Medin, Barb Wicks, Eliana Febles, Marty Pendergast and Dave Cowan. Discussion- Barb Medin, Mike Stillman and John Snyder. Extemporaneous Speaking Gregg Buchanan, Paul McBride and Dave Cowan, Mike SUUman finished tOth to the individual ratings for tournament - (among several hundred students). The following; students "superior" rating, to res areas: Barb Wicks, Mike man, §h?ri gajker, qregg anan and Paul McBrl<Je, s

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