The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 25, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 25, 1966
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The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . Clear Pictures — Mere News — Biggest Circulation <JTI)c Slcpm i*loincs Entered as second rlass matter at the Dostoffice at AlRond, lowuj (50511), Nov. 1. 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1966 - 16 pages tabloid VOL. 101 NO. 6 Algona Girl Member Of Washington Ballet Cast Karen Lierley of Algona, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lierley, was one of the ballet dancers in a special Christmas season program in which Tchaikovsky's ballet, The Nutcracker, was presented at Washington, D. C. Eleven performances were given within an eight day period in Constitution Hall to audiences totaling 38,000. Each performance was a complete "sell out." The Washington Ballet joined the Washington National Symphony for the production. Marjorie Tallchief, one of the world's great ballerinas, was among stars of the Harkness Ballet and Paris opera permitted to appear in solo roles. Miss Lierley's part was that of the 'lead mouse'; she was chosen from a group of 12 girls who danced as mice. All Nutcracker productions, by whatever company, include a large production of student dancers. Karen is a senior at the School of Ballet. The girls live together, dance together and also do their school studies together. They have a basic college preparatory cirriculum. They have four hours of academic work a day. Dance and its related subjects take the place of any other elective courses. Karen attended Algona high last year as a junior. Mr. Lierley is general manager of Universal manufacturing. The Lierleys have three other children: Kathleen, a senior at Buena Vista College; Patrice in 6th grade and Michael in 4th grade at Lucia Wallace here. (Photo by Poundstone) Local Corp. Credit Union Has Meeting The second annual meeting of the Weidenhoff Employees Credit Union was held Jan. 15 at the K. C. Hall., j Re-elected to the board of directors for three-year terms were Dean Mcfllravy, vice president; Edward Broesder and Ray Elbert, members of the credit committee; and William F.Kraft, treasurer. Hold-over members include Wilbur Courtney, president; Maxine Johnson, Matt Frideres and Ken Holcomb, members of the audit committee; and Miles Sloniker, secretary. For the second consecutive year, the board of directors voted a 4% dividend to shareholders. Entertainment was provided by 'the Anodynes, Algona vocal and instrumental trio, consisting of Brocke Laws, Brad Kraft and Phil Taylor, Refreshments were served to. approximately 65/, FARM SALE CALENDAR JAN. 26, Wednesday - George Ennen farm sale, 12 noon, farm located 4 north, 2 east and 1/2 north of Lakota, or 4 west Buffalo Center to blacktop, 4 north 1 west and 1/2 north. Offering 14 Holsteins, 13 heifer calves, milking equipment, farm machinery, etc. Sale details in this issue of UDM. Johnson and Quinn, auctioneers; Farmers Trust & Savings, Lakota, clerk. JAN 31, Monday - Kay Implement Estate sale, Liver more, Iowa, All machinery as listed in complete detail in this issue of UDM. Clark & Clark, auctioneers. FEB. 3, Thursday - George j, Grein Estate farm sale, located from junction 169-18, go east 7 miles, 3 south and 3/4 east; or from Sexton, go south 3 miles and 3/4 miles east, Quinn & Leek, auctioneers' Nick Koppen Succumbs To Heart Attack Nick Koppen, 74, a lifelong resident of Kossuth county, died last Friday afternoon following a heart attack, which he suffered on the Main street in Lakota. He was rushed to the Buffalo Center hospital by ambulance, but was dead on arrival there. Funeral services were to be held this morning (Tuesday) at Sacred Heart Catholic church in Ledyard, with Father Robert Thiele conducting services. Burial will be in Maple Hill cemetery, Lakota, with . Garry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Irvin, Paul and Donald Koppen, Arnold and Raymond Becker, and Robert Ruby. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth, of Lakota, to whom he was married Oct. 4, 1916, in Algona, two sons and two daughters, Ferdinand of LeRoy, Minn., Elmer at home, Mrs. William (Violet) Goldtrap of Elmore, and Mrs. Ralph (Elaine) Hagg, now of St. Louis Park, Minn., formerly of Algona. Another daughter, Bernice, died in 1928 at the age of four. There are also 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Koppen was widely known, and had farmed all his life in the area. Gant Elected Algona United Fund President Officers for 1966 of the United Fund of Algona were elected at a meeting held Wednesday evening. Elected president was Don Gant; vice president, L. L. Riter; secretary, Mrs. Inez Wolfe; and treasurer, William Kraft. Mrs. John Hopkins was elected financial secretary. Retiring president is Jim Kolp. Elected to the executive board were Jack Chrischilles and Irving (Pudge) Miller, who will serve one year with the officers. On the board, still to serve two years, include Clair Blossom, Jack Chrischilles, Sharon Cowan, William Kraft, L, L. Riter, Thelma Tschetter and Mrs. Wolfe. Those on the board with one year yet to serve include Mrs. George Allen, Don Gant, Jim Kolp, Irving Miller, Joe Pomplun, Delia Welter and Mrs. Kevin Nash. Infant Passes A stillborn baby, David Paul, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Cassel, Algona, at St. Ann hospital here early Monday morning. Graveside rites for the infant were pending at McCullough Funeral Chapel here at press time, 5-Hour School Board Session Mulls Variety Of Plans & Proposals Mrllalel Wesley Lady, Dies Saturday WESLEY - Mrs. James Walker, 44, died Saturday evening at her home at Wesley, following a five-month illness. She was born Phyllis Cecile Jaeger, July 29, 1921, at Bismarck, No. Dak., to Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Jaeger. She was married Sept. 3, 1942 at Washington, D. C. to J. L. Walker and came to Wesley in 1946 where they bought a food store and home. They have resided here since. Besides her husband, she is survived by four children, James J. Walker, Creighton University, Omaha; Steven, junior at Garrigan; and Ann Marie and Dean Allen at home; her mother, Mrs. J. J. Jaeger and one brother, J. J. Jaeger, Jr., both of Milwaukee. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Mrs. Laura Walker, West Bend, who cared for her during her long illness. She was preceded in death by her father. A solemn requiem high mass will be said Wed. at 10 a. m. with Rev. R. W. Phillips as celebrant, assisted by two other priests. Burial will be in the parish cemetery and Blake Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Ed Otis, Frank Bleich, Tom Forburger, J. M. Kunz, Bill Koppen and Bill Loebig. Daniel Lynch, Father Of Area Residents, Dies Daniel E. Lynch, 78, retired farmer of the Bancroft area, died Friday evening in an Estherville hospital. He had lived in Mason City the past 16 years. Mr, Lynch was born June 27, 1887, at Ridgeway, Wis., son of John and Mary (Shea) Lynch. He farmed until he retired in 1949. He moved to Mason City in 1950. He was married to Laura Sand- schulte, Jan. 9, 1917. Surviving are his wife; seven sons, John, Algona;Robert,Lone Rock; Dennis, Bancroft; Wayne, Fenton; Dr. Paul Lynch, Richland; Daniel, Chicago; and James, Indianola; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Helen) Calvert, Rochester, Minn.; a brother, Dr, J, H, .Lynch, San Antonio, Tex,, and 29 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters. Favor Joining Ft. Dodge, M-City Vocational Area In a lengthy 5-hour meeting last Wednesday evening, the Algona Community School Board heard many reports, held discussions, and handled several items of business in regular session. Discussed was area vocational-technical education. A resolution was passed regarding an area - vocational - technical school, stating that the local board favors becoming a part of either the Fort Dodge or Mason City area, rather than a proposed five-county area. The latter would be comprised of Palo Alto, Emmet, Clay and Dickinson counties, in addition to Kossuth. The resolution was presented to the county board Thursday. Regarding the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, under which a little over $41,000 has been allotted to the Algona school district, four projects have been under consideration. These have been temporarily accepted by the Iowa Board of Education and are subject to approval of the cabinet. They include a kindergarten project, special education, 9th-grade remedial reading, and a special mathematics project for upper grades. Instructors in the projects, if approved, will be Mrs. Jan Anderson, kindergarten; Mrs. Lilliace Sefrit, remedial reading; and John Putnam, special education. A possible summer program, if funds become available, was also discussed. Eight members of the salary committee of the Algona Educational Association appeared before the board, with salary suggestions for the coming year. The board agreed to consider their suggestions, and no action was taken at this meeting. In the school expansion program, the architect and his assistant were in Algona Tuesday. Administrators and faculty members have met a number of times, Many surveys have been made, and there is to be a report at a meeting in the near future with the local staff, board, the architect, and his assistant. Preliminary school expansion plans, including space needs, etc., will be discussed. The next step will be preparation of schematic drawings, estimate of costs, and other considerations, No date was set for that meeting. Mr. 0. 3. Laing, superintendent, announced that the adult education and Farmers' School enrollments are the largest this year that they have been since inauguration of the program.

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