The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 20, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 20, 1966
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THERE'S A TIGER ON THE LOOSE - Pages 445 BY RUSS WALLER After being previously rejected, bids opened last week for construction of a new school at Wesley, to replace the one destroyed by fire last year, were accepted. Work is expected to get underway in the spring. In the meantime the school faculty is making the best of the situation, and so are the kids . . .a heating plant was installed immediately (which will later heat the new building as well) and classes are presently being held in the gymnasium where necessary, with some inconveniences but plenty of heat. * * * Zoilo Versalles has done it again ... It seems he was slated to be the chief speaker tonight, Thursday, at a $5 a plate banquet in Des Molnes, but now he can't make it. Tony Oliva is replacing him. Well, if you understand Spanish it'll be 0. K. ... the only difference between the Des Moines deal, where Zoilo isn't going to make it, and in Algona where he didn't make it either, is that here it was free. Zoilo better not boot any easy grounders or he might get a few North Iowa boos next season. * * * Our mail bag brought a letter from Jim Schneider, former meat dept. head at Hood's store here, now operating Schneider's Modern Cabins & Bungalows on Cross Lake, Minn. If you knew Jim before, you might not believe it now, but his letter is just like that of any dyed-in-the-wool fisherman 'caught six northerns from 21/2Ibs. to 9 Ibs. and five walleyes 3 to 7 1/2 Ibs. etc." He built himself a fish house which includes automatic heat . . . incidentally, he has donated one of the cabins for a week to the Algona Izaak Walton League here, for use in some future promotion the League has in mind ... his last line reads "the weather has been very good here with about 24 inches of snow. * * * Our Mail Bag also brought a letter from Lewis C. Towers, commissioner of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Des Moines, calling attention to the fact that our recent story about an impending meeting between union representatives at the Weidenhoff Corp. and management representatives (slated Jan. 25) stated he was from "the Department of Labor." It seems that Mr. Towers and the government body mentioned is in no way connected with the Dept. of Labor, but is a completely impartial organization not identified with any other department of government ... at any rate, we trust that Mr. Towers is successful to the mutual satisfaction of all parties, come Jan. 25. * * * During the coffee break you can usually tell which one is the boss he's the one that watches the clock. * * * Ted Herbst innocently asked a real estate visitor "would you like to see a beautiful model home ?" "Yes", came the quick reply from the propsect, "what time does she get off f * * * We can't vouch for it, but we understand that one of KLGA George Allen's youngsters, asked to say dinner grace, recited as follows; "This food comes to us through the courtesy of Almighty God," * * * Winston Churchill once said "Anyone will support us when we are right. It is when we are wrong that we heed the backing." Might cogitate on that in Washington, * * * And we might also quote, as our Famous Last Line this week, the advice of a great American military leader of not so long ago , , , "Never get involved in a land war in Asia," jltotnes. ESTABLISHED 1865 EnMred a* Wcond rlacs matter at the portofflce at AJKona. Iowa No*. 1. 1931 under Act of ConRress of March 3. 1879 AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 1966 16 metre VOL. 101 NO. 5 Bancroft Man First 1966 Fatality Corn & Soybean Clinic Booked Here For Feb. 9 Kossuth county farmers and farm owners will again be offered a pre-spring Corn & Soybean Clinic in Algona, sponsored locally by The Algona Upper Des Moines, on Wednesday , Feb. 9. The program, all free, will run from 9 to 12 a.m., with a free lunch at noon, and from 1 to 3:30 p, m., at the V. F. W, Hall in Algona. Among the features to be discussed in words and motion pictures, will be weed and insect control, Dlantine thick and early, new corn hybrids, and the latest ideas in modern planting, harvesting and drying equipment. Last year the Clinic, although canceled once due to the winter's worst storm, attended on the rescheduled date by between 500 and 600 farmers and farm owners, Complete details of the Feb. 9 Clinic will be carried soon in this newspaper, Annual C-C Banquet Is Slated Here January 25 The Annual Algona Chamber of Commerce banquet will be held next Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 6:30 p. m. at the high school Annex dining room. Pat Montag, Chamber of Commerce president, will be master of ceremonies. The new Chamber officers and new board members for 1966 will be introduced. The Kossuth county chapter Barbershoppers Chorus will be an added treat to the evening program. Speaker of the evening will be Rollie Ferrell, St. Paul, Minn., business executive. He is a well-known humorous lecturer and master of dialect and is also known as "The Human Echo." He ^ comes very highly-recommended by the president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Executives Association. He has appeared on the Gary Moore TV show, The Art Linkletter House Party show and several other television shows. He is a distinctively different speaker who will be both interesting and highly entertaining. Tickets must be purchased at the Chamber office on or before Friday, Jan. 21. Motor Burns Algona firemen were called to the home of Mrs. Mary LaUier, 419 East North street here, at 12:57 p. m Monday when the motor on a washing machine in the basement caught fire. The motor was a complete loss and some smoke damage to the interior of the house. A fuse was also blown out. Firemen were at the scene about 15 minutes. Three Licenses Three wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to Howard N. Eischen and Betty Gatton; and Steve Canaday and Linda Farrow, Jan. 13; and Robert C.McMahon and Mary K. KnolLJan. 18, Hugh Black Is Re-Named Prexy Of Land Bank Hugh Black, Alijona, was reelected president, Doug Wildin, Algona, re-elected vice president, and Marvin Junkermeier, Ledyard, re-elected to the board for three years during the annual dinner-business meeting of the Federal Land Bank Assn. at the Burt school Tuesday night. About 300 persons attended the meeting and heard Hugh McEvoy, senior vice president of the Omaha Federal Land Bank, deliver the featured speech. Tommy and Catherine Malek, Garner, singers, entertained the crowd during the program. The Burt Band Mothers served the dinner. Gene Hutchins, manager of the local Federal Land Bank office, and also the office at Forest City, was presented two awards, one for making more than 100 loans during the year and another for more than $2,000,000 in business during the same period. Several door prizes were also awarded to persons present during the evening. Club Meeting Four Corner Mothers and Daughters club met Jan. 13 at the home of Bernice Walker, with Opal Simpson assisting. A family evening party is being planned for early February. The ext- tension lesson on convenience foods was given by Irene Bjustrom and Evelyn McNeill. Charter Cheer was given by Iva Witham by reading three poems. The next meeting will be held at the home of Eula Rich, with Janice Lindhorst assisting hostess. Ex-Algonan Is Commander Of Navy Hospital Capt. Harold A. Streit, MC, USN, officially took command of the U. S. Naval Hospital at Chelsea, Mass., Dec, 1, 1965, He is a nephew of Mrs. H, M. Smith of Algona. Capt, Streit began his active Naval service Aug. 4, 1941 at the Navy Medical School, Washington, D. C. After that, he served as assistant medical officer at the submarine base at Coco Solo, Canal Zone, and later was assigned to the U. S. Naval School of Aviation Medicine at Pensacola, Fla. He served as flight surgeon and medical officer at various bases and on ships until 1947 when he was assigned to the Naval Hospital at Philadelphia, Pa. for residency training, then was assigned to the Naval Hospital at Oakland, Cal. and to the First Marine Brigade in Koreainl950. He reported to the hospital at Chelsea, Mass. Aug. 27, 1964 as executive officer. Capt. Streit is a member of the American Board of Ortho- paedic Surgery and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, is married to the former Elizabeth Gienandt and has two sons and a daughter. School Board Scene Of First 1966 Fatality Slated For Heavy Session A meeting of the Algona Community School Board of Education was to be held last evening (Wednesday, at the high school, with a 12-point program on the agenda. One of the major items was to be a presentation from the salary committee of the American Education Ass'n. A discussion of various phases of the proposed school building program was another major Other topics slated to be discussed: Review of progress on studies of area vocational- technical schools and community colleges; review of progress in applications for approval of projects Burt Man Passes Dale D. Dundas, well-known Burt truck line operator and stock buyer, died at St. Ann hospital, Algona, at 11 a. m. Tuesday. At press time, arrangements, which are in charge of Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, were not complete. A complete obituary will be found in the next issue of the UDM. Bancroft Council Votes In Favor Of Paving Plan Bancroft's city council decided Friday night, Jan, 14, to let a conditional contract for paving six blocks of Ramsey street there. A 3-2 vote of the council followed a lively public hearing on the proposal which lasted 2 1/2 hours. The public hearing was called after a petition by five residents for an injunction in district court here was obtained, preventing the council from accepting bids for the project, The conditional contract voted upon Friday is pending the out* come of the injunction * and if let will go to fre Anderson Co, of Clear La&e for $45,965,40 for paving, curb and gutter, Councilraen voting for the pro* ject were George Kockler, Edward Marjpw and Eugene Elsbecker, while against the pro- posal were John J. Welp and Homer McCarthy. The controversy centers around these points: Whether or not a town can legally operate a public utility at a profit that builds a large surplus, and whether or not the surplus funds can be used for other improvements such as streets. Whether or not the action of an outgoing council is legally binding on a newly-elected council, Whether or not the street in question should be paved with concrete or blacktopped. Whether or, not the cost of the improvement should be assessed to the property owners along the street or whether the town as a whole should be assessed the cost in its light bills, Whether or not the council Area Man In Thick Of Fight In Vietnam had properly budgeted funds for the proposed project. Whether or not the project was an unreasonable exercise of the council's power because of the cost and since the majority of the cost would not be assessed against property owners. The public hearing and discussion were held principally to determine whether the new council wanted to proceed with the paving project at all. One of the advantages of letting the conditional contract would be to avoid rising costs for paving and duplication of advertising of bids, by accepting the bid within the 30 days allowed. One point brought out at the meeting is that the contractor does not have to agree to the conditional contract while the suit by the five residents i§ pending. TED DITSWORTH Theodore E. Ditsworth, son of Mrs. Esther Ditsworth, of the M. C. B. Cn, 9, stationed in Da Nang East Vietnam, stood ground with his fellow men against a Viet Cong suicide force last month, which attempted to destroy a Marine helicopter ship and a hospital the Seabees are bidding. The camp was bombarded with mortar fire for 15 minutes and then the invaders swept the camp with machine gun and small arm fire. Meanwhile, infiltrators raced to the hospital site with satchel charges. Throughout the night the fight continued, but by dawn the V. C, had withdrawn. Their mortar attack had wiped out several of the Marine helicopters and damaged the hospital. Word was received that Ted is all right, although he said he "was never so scared in his life," At the present time, he is on security guard, Cylinder High Student Earns I.S.U, Award Robert Berkland, Cylinder high school senior, has been awarded "Admission with Recognition and Award" for superior academic achievement at the high school level by Iowa State University, according to Wayne A, DeVaul, Director of Admissions. The award of $100 will be given to Robert when he enrolls at Iowa State next fall, DeVaul indicated that Robert's record places him in the top group of the entering freshman class and high in the upper one per cent of the high school seniors in the nation, Robert Friets, 28, Bancroft, died enroute to St. Ann hospital shortly after 2:10 a. m. Tuesday of head injuries received when the auto shown here crashed into a bridge three-fourths of a mile north of Bancroft on highway 169. Arden Krame'rsmeier, 23, Swea City, driver of the auto, and Melvin Busch, 44, Ledyard, another passenger in the vehicle, were injured in the mishap. Kramersmeier was taken to St. Ann for treatment, while Busch was taken first to St. Ann, then transferee! to a Mason City hospital. The car was headed north , traveled on the west shoulder of the highway, then struck the southwest entrance of the bridge, completely demolishing the auto and damaging the bridge. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, Patrolman Tom Cogdall and Lloyd Dixon, Bancroft marshal, Investigated. Friets became the first auto fatality of 1966 in Kossuth county. (Sheriff Lindhorst Photo) Bancroft Home Gutted; Mother And Baby Safe BANCROFT - A Bancroft family, Mr. and Mrs. John Bauer and their three sons, including a baby, were left homeless Monday afternoon when fire completely gutted the farm home in which they lived north of town. Firemen were called from Bancroft shortly after Mrs. Bauer discovered the blaze at 3:30 p. m. She was doing some housework upstairs and didn't notice the blaze until it had a good start. She immediately called the Bancroft fire department. The blaze, which burned out the house and all furnishings, apparently got its start in a sofa in the living room. There was no estimate of damage. The house is owned by A. W. Kennedy, Bancroft, and the Bauers are staying elsewhere until they can find a place to live. Two of the Bauer sons were in school at the time of the fire, and the baby was in the house with Mrs, Bauer when the fire broke out. OMVI Charged A Wesley man, William Joseph Kunz, 23, was charged with OMVI in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week following his arrest by Patrolman Jerry Michaelson and Algona police here at 12:50 a. m, Saturday. He waived preliminary hearing and was bound over to district court. Bond was set at $350. Airport Land Leased For A Year Members of the airport commission, Mayor Bill Finn and City Clerk Dave Smith opened bids from eight area farmers who sought to lease 137.79 acres of land at the local airport during a session at the city hall Monday. Successful bidder was Berl Priebe, Algona, who offered $31.64 per acre, or a total of $4,360. The lease is for three years in 12-month periods. His bid was the highest offered when the bids were opened. Of interest to taxpayers here is the fact that about two-thirds of a mill will be cut from the city's next tax levy, which a year ago was 31,8 mills. On Dean's List Mary nig, Bode, la., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman nig, is on the Dean's List for the first seme^r, Mary is a sophomore at Mount Saint Clare College, Clinton, and one of 16 in the entire college to attain' this scholastic honor, There's $2.50 Waiting For You! • If You're a Reporter 0 If You're a Photographer This newspaper will give $2.50 each week for the best NEWS TIP given to this newspaper, either by telephone or personal visit. You do not need to write the story, just give us the tip and a few basic facts, we'll do the rest. For every other tip used and which we have not already known, we'll give qn additional dollar. For the be$t news photo submitted each week, we'll pay another $2,50. Wedding and engagement pic- tyres do not count, just pictures of an unusual and newsy value, and good black and white, CAU $.3535 Robf. Friets Dies As Car Hits Bridge A 28-year old Bancroft man, Robert James Friets, became Kossuth county's first auto fatality of 1966 when he died of injuries received in a grinding one-car crash, three-fourths of a mile north of Bancroft on highway 169 at 2:10 a, m, Tuesday. He succumbed to severe head injuries. Injured in the mishap were the driver of the auto, Arden Leroy Kramersmeier, 23, Swea City, who sustained facial contusions and a possible broken ankle, and Melvin E. Busch, 44, Ledyard, who suffered internal injuries, a fractured right leg and lacerations. Both were taken to St. Ann hospital here for treatment and Busch was then transferred to Park hospital, Mason City, for further treatment. Mr. Friets was dead on arrival at St. Ann hospital. The Kramersmeier auto, a 1965 Chevrolet, was headed north at the time of the tragedy. The vehicle went on to the west shoulder of the highway, then smashed into the west side of the south entrance to a small bridge. The vehicle, which was smashed, then spun around and came to rest facing east, with the entire front end of the auto pushed back toward the passenger area and extensive damage to the right side, also. The men reportedly remained in the, car during the crash. Kramersmeier was charged with .failing to have control of his vehicle by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who with Patrolman Tom Cogdall and Bancroft Marshal Lloyd Dixon investigated the mishap. The men had reportedly attended the State Line Basketball Tournament at Ringsted Monday night, then later went to Bancroft and were on their way home when the crash occurred. The dead man lived with his parents on a farm 3 1/4 miles south of Ledyard. Funeral services for Robert Friets will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow (Friday) in the First Baptist church at Bancroft, with Rev. A. W. Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood cemetery there, with Garry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. David 0. Friets, attended school at Ledyard and graduated from high school there. He recently served in the U. S, Army, being discharged from service about a year ago, and had been engaged in farming with his father and a brother, Richard, He was a member of the Baptist church, Bancroft. Besides ' his parents and a brother, a sister, Mrs. Russell Larson of Lakefield, also survives. John Bahling Of Burt Dies John Bahling, 83, retired Burt farmer and resident of that area all his life, died at 5;30 p. m, at the Heritage Nursing Home, Bancroft, where he was a resident. Funeral services for Mr, Bahling will be held at 2 p, m. today (Thursday) in the Burt Methodist church, with Rev, Mer« lin Davies officiating. Burial will be at the Burt township cemetery, with Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, in charge of arrangements, Mr, Bahling, who farmed in the Burt area prior t<? retirement, was never married. He well-known in the area, He is survived by three sis Mrs, Robert perry, Ajgoja, i Hugh WWiams,TUonka, and Mrs, i Raymond Brown, R_em^y, I and four brothers, Henry ana Ben,

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