The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 3, 1966 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 3, 1966
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Clear Pictures — More News — Biggest Circulation Jttmne* ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as Second class matter at the postofflce at AlRona, Town (S0511), Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Confren of March 3. 1679 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1966 14 Pages Metre - 16 Pages Tabloid VOL. 101 NO. 9 BY RUSS WALLER * * * Feb. 22 is Washington's Birthday, and many years ago it used to be the date for the annual Bean Feed sponsored by the then hale and hearty veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic. These Bean Suppers began in 1186 and continued fora good many years until the thinning ranks of G. A. R. members brought a halt to the event. Officers of the Kossuth County Historical Society, scanning these pages of early history, asked themselves "why not revive this good old event?" So they are. Come February 22, a public Bean Supper will be held at the V. F. W. hall here, with whatever proceeds remain after expenses to go into the coffers of the County Historical Society. Adult tickets will be $1.25 and children 75£,serving starts at 5 p. m. * * * But don't be misled by the "beans" in the title, because baked ham and Boston brown bread are other major items on the bill of fare, along with cabbage salad, rolls, butter and jam, and Lady Washington cake to top it all off. There is also to be entertainment throughout the evening. Mrs. Wayne Keith is chairman of the local committee on food, Fred Plumb will handle the hall and tables, Stew McFadden is in charge of entertainment, and Dr. L. R. Potter is in charge of ticket sales. * * * In earlier days the Bean Feed was held in the court house, according to the new stories, with tables serving about 100 at a time set up in the old building, and when the crowd outgrew that spot, the event was moved to the Armory. Both the old courthouse and the Armory have long since disappeared, but the idea lingers on. Purchase of a ticket and attendance Feb. 22, will be appreciated and entertaining as well. * * * It's a little hard to understand how a court judge can order a baseball team to remain in an old location and play its games there, instead of in whatever city it desires to call homr as is the case with the ruling in Wisconsin which says that the Milwaukee Braves must stay there, instead of moving to Atlanta. Looks like the lawyers will be playing the infield and outfield for the next several months. * * * Don Priebe, formerly of Fenton, has been a state conservation officer now for some months, assigned to the area around Waterloo. Recently he was riding in an Iowa Highway Patrol car when he and the patrolman spotted a small boy along the side of a country road. They stopped, of course. The youngster, about four, was dirty, crying, and cold in a temperature of six above. As they were trying to get basic information from the small child, a man drove along and stopped. It was the boy's father. He told the officers he had let the boy out at the spot and driven away as a "punishment", intending to return in a few minutes. Next thing the father knew, he was on his way to Waterloo with the officers , . . final outcome in the hands of the courts. * * * The" Clear Lake Reporter last week had a nice promotional ad for Clear Lake based on winter sport activity, and headed "Come To Clear Lake and Feel young Again". The only drawback was that as we read it, the thermometer stood at 26 below. * * * Famous Last Line - If you're wondering how much a billion dollars is, just suppose you gave your wife that much and told her to go out and spend it at the rate of a thousand dollars a day and not come back until she had spent it all - in which case you wouldn't see her again for 2,739 years, Resume Local Strike Negotiations Free Corn & Soybean Clinic In Algona Feb. 9 A Corn & Soybean Clinic, similar to the one enjoyed so much by over 500 area farmers last year, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 9, in the V. F. W. Hall, Algona. The morning program will run from 9 to noon, the afternoon program from about 1 p. m. to 3:30 p. m. A free lunch will be served at the V. F. W. at noon. Ladies are 'Cordially invited, as well at their husbands. The clinic, entirely free, is sponsored by six national agricultural industries and their local dealers. Sponsors are the DeKalb Agricultural Ass'n., the Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co., Allied Chemical Corp., Amchem Products, Inc. and the Behlen Mfg. Co. The program will be found elsewhere in an adjacent news story. Chet Randolph, former farm reporter on station KLGO, Mason City, and WHO, Des Moines, and presently field director for the American Soybean Ass'n., will be master of ceremonies for the program. Robert Christensen, manager of the experimental farm at Dayton for the DeKalb Agricultural Ass'n. will be the first speaker on the progranv with the subject "Profit Program For Corn." He also was on the program last year, and is widely known in the area of corn research. E. E. Grams, AUis-Chalmers Mfg. Co., will speak on "Tractor and Planter Economics." This talk will cover such matters as ::::::::::::::::::m^ Bancroft Man Stricken At Bowling Alley Aloysius M. Meyer, 65, retired Bancroft carpenter, died of a heart attack 7:30 p. m, Monday at the Leisure Lane Bowling alley. He had suffered a heart ailment but continued some work until the past three weeks. Mr. Meyer was born March 1, 1900 at Birnamwood, Wise., and came to the Bancroft area with his parents. He was graduated from St. John's Catholic school in Bancroft. He never married. Survivors are one brother and two sisters. They are: Frank Meyer of Bird Island, Minn., Mrs. Marie Hills of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. George West of Dallas, Tex. There are several nieces and nephews. He was an active member of the American Legion, the Catholic Order of Foresters and once served on the Bancroft fire department. During World War I he served in the army. Funeral arrangements are tentatively set for Thursday morning at St. John's Catholic church in Bancroft, Garry Funeral Home at Bancroft is in charge of arrangements. Bancroft Youth Smashes Car; OMVI Charged An 18-year old Bancroft youth was arrested and charged with OMVI after a car he was driving was damaged severely in a one- car crash here at 9:15 p, m. Tuesday, The mishap occurred on North Phillips street, Milton A. Woodward, Bancroft, was headed south in an auto owned by Barbara Dettman, Algona, when the vehicle ran off the street, struck a telephone pole about 150 feet north of Call street, spun around and wound up headed northwest at the intersection of Call and Phillips, The front of the auto was smashed and some damage resulted to other areas of the vehicle. Damage was estimated at $1,000 by city police who investigated, CHET RANDOLPH narrow row equipment and minimum tillage. The importance of fertilization in corn and soybean production will be next on the program, with a talk presented by Tom Miller of the Allied Chemical Corp. Warren Teel, representing Amchem Products, will speak on agricultural chemicals as they can be used in controlling weeds and insects. Also in the agricultural chemical field, Robert A. Fischer of the Shell Chemical Co. will give pointers on how to control soil insects. How to reduce harvest losses, will be the subject of an afternoon talk by A. F. Mork of the Allls-Chalmers Mfg. Co., and the final talk will be given by WARREN TEEL Allen Wilke of the Behlen Mfg. Co., on the subject of harvesting, drying and storage of corn, where most experts agree the greatest losses in corn profits occur. As a finale, all of the speakers will assemble on the stage, plus some added starters, and the audience can ask them questions about corn and bean production, so those attending the Clinic are urged to come full of questions. There will also be displays set up in the basement of the V. F. W. Bldg., all relating to better farming practice and greater farm profits. The entire program, including the lunch, is free, and anyone interested in the general subjects as outlined is welcome to attend. The Program Morning - 9 a. m. to noon. Master of Ceremonies - Chet Randolph "Profit Program For Corn" - Robert Christenson, De Kalb Agricultural Ass'n. "Tractor and Planter Economics" - E.E. Grams, Allis Chalmers Mfg. Co. "What Does It Take For 200 Bushels of Corn" - Tom Miller, Allied Chemical Co. "More Jack From Your Beanstalk" - Warren Teel, Amchem Products, Inc. Free Lunch, V. F. W. Basement - Noon. Afternoon - 1 p. m. to 3:30 p. m. "Corn Soil Insect Control" - Robert A. Fischer, Shell Chemica Co. "Reduce Those Harvest Losses" - A. F. Mork, Allis Chalmers Mfg. Co. "Conditioning and Storing Your Harvest Dollars" - Allen Wilke, Behlen Mfg. Co. There will be coffee served in the basement of the V. F. W. building prior to start of the morning program, and also after the conclusion of the afternoon program. The free lunch will be served during the noon hour, with a choice of coffee or milk as beverage. The ladies are cordially invited, also. ::::::::&:::::::*%:#^^ 22 Vehicles Are Registered In Post Week New vehicle registrations at the office of County Treasurer Rosella Voigt last week totaled 22. Owners are: Chevrolet - Agnes L. Brophy, Burt; Harry or Muriel Larson, Armstrong; J. W. Orvick, Ledyard; Geraldine H. Rowley, Algona; D. F. Fisher, Lone Rock; L. F. orB.erthaGreinert,Whitte- more. Ford - R. E. Johnson, Algona, pickup; B. L. Hefty, LuVerne, pickup; Peter Blumer, Luverne; R. C. Diekmann, Algona; Wilbur or Leola Knecht, Whittemore; H. F. or Josephine Heinen, LuVerne; C. D. Black, Algona; Louise F. Sachau, Titonka; D. L, Peterson Trust, Algona; Lester Johnson, Elmore. CMC - E, F, Mino, Algona. Pontiac - Walter or Karen Renger, Swea City; G. P. or Marjorie DeNicci, Algona, Dodge - Lawrence or Mabel Hantelman, Swea City. Plymouth - J, A. Kelly, Algona, Olds - Vera E. Erpelding, Algona, Master's Degree Allen Smith of Lakota is listed as one of about 600 who are to be awarded degrees at the Un* iversity of Iowa, Feb. 5, at midwinter graduation. He is to receive a master's degree in English. BOB CHRISTENSON Four Wedding Licenses Are Issued Here Four wedding licenses were Issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to: Jan. 27 - Richard E. Gatton and Alexis Rutledge. Jan. 28 - Roland J. Willett and Shirley J. Smith; and Robert Droessler and Mary L. Schemmel. Jan. 29 - Brian Espe and Catherine Steele. ALLEN WILKE Can End In This County was stationed at EsthervUle with special equipment to track the jumper and compute his speed. In view of the great altitude he was attempting, his free fall and subsequent parachute opening might bring him to land anywhere within a 40-mile radius of Estherville, and with a northwest wind prevailing there was a good chance he would drift in a southeast direction, or into the Fenton area if winds were stronger than anticipated. He expected to break the sound barrier during his four-minute descent. 'The general idea is to break the 1962 record set by a Russian, who jumped 83,523 feet. Piantanlda planned to fall free for 23 miles before opening his chute at 7,000 feet, according to plans. CUIO A 11C Jl*i*il/^**« tfc»»\* ** NJI **••>*• —• .— — -—••-•»•----- Farmers and townsmen in the northwest part of Kossuth county were alerted Wednesday, to be on the lookout for a parachutist who was planning to try for a new free fall record from a balloon in a leap that was to originate over Iowa somewhere in the Estherville area. If weather conditions prevented the leap, he was to try it today, Thursday. At press time, there was no specific information available as to whether or not Nick Piantanida of Brick Town, N. J. had left the Sioux Falls, S. D. airport or not. Wind conditions, however, were just right for the jump according to his previously stated requirements. Piantanida planned to try a record 23-mile fall, after ascent in a balloon to 122,000 feet. Tracking planes were to follow him enroute and after he Jumped, and a General Electric truck Algona Woman's Mother Passes Mrs. Thora Sorensen, Graettinger, mother of Mrs. Bless Rusk of Algona, who has visited here quite often, died Tuesday morning at Holy Family hospital in Estherville. She had been ill a year. Surviving besides Mrs. Rusk are three other daughters and one son. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p, m. at Graettinger in the Bethel Lutheran church, with burial there. Klein's Supply Appreciation Day Klein's Farm Supply of Algona is holding its annual Appreciation Day this coming Saturday, Feb. 5, with a host of registration prizes to be awarded, coffee and sandwiches served, pop for the kids, and other free gifts to visitors, and everyone is welcome, DuWayne Klein, owner, points out, Last year the Appreciation Day drew a full house at the firm's buildings on West State street during the entire day, Relative Passes Mrs. Effie Smith, former Algona resident and sister-in-law of Mrs. H. R, Cowan and D, P. Smith, Algona, died at her home at Lewis, la. Monday, Funeral services for her were to be held there Wednesday. Sue is survived by three daughters and a son, none in this area. Her late husband was a brother of Mrs. Cowan and Mr, Smith. Farm School Sign-Up Here Totals 80 The Farm Management School is filled with 80 farmers and farm managers to attend the three-day session to be held Feb. 10, 17 and 24, reports Galen DeValois, county extension director. This school is sponsored by the Kossuth county Extension Service in cooperation with Iowa State University. The school will be taught by Herb Howell, Extension economist, Iowa State University, and Bill Turner, district Extension economist and the county Extension staff. It will be held in the basement of the V. F. W. hall in Algona. Enrollment was restricted to 80. They are: Algona - Robert Black, Hugh Black, Frank Brusie, Mrs. Elmer E, Cook, Charles Dearchs, John Dreesman, J. F. Hofius, Roger Keith, Mrs. J. D. Lowe, James Spear; Armstrong Everett Thorson, Virgil Tokheim; Bancroft - David L. Kollasch, Albert C. Kollasch, Ross Inman; Bode - Clarence K, Bormann, John Capesius, Cyril Thilges, Barney Thilges. Burt - Robert Angus, Richard Campney, James F, Coady, Edgar Keith, Roscoe Mawdsley, Jr., Russell Patterson, Art Person; Corwith - Jim Fett, Don Fett, Geo. Guenther, James Mullins; Cylinder - Kenneth Johnson; Elmore, Minn. - Carlyle Engelby, Melvin Logemann, Edwin Naumann, Sam Orvick, Andrew Torkelson, Lowell Underbakke. Fenton - David Berkland, Ervin Borchardt, Chris Dahl, Darrell Dreyer, Wayne Lynch; Lakota August R. Baumann, Jeffrey Blome, Ernest Heidecker, Marvin Heidecker, Orland D. Peterson; Ledyard - Roy J, Clow, Donald Mino, Sidney Payne, Gerald Pederson, Junior Sullivan; Livermore - Tom Bormann, Francis Bormann, W, H, Kohlhaas; Lone Rock - 0. T. Cherland, Dean Culbertson, James Dodds, Duane Habeger, Ralph Hararaerstrom, Junior Hurlburt, Roger E. Jensen, Ray Laabs, Robert Schmidt, Jr. LuVerne - Dan E. Froehlich, Darrell Fett, WUlard Fett; Sexton - Glen Gabrielson; Swea City - Edward Bauer, Harold Fischer, Laurel Peterson, Bill Phelps, , William Tokheim; Titonka - John R. Sleper; Whittemore - Joseph H. Besch, Alvin Riggert, John S. Simpson; Wesley - Robert Boleneus, Burton Hanson, Joe Skow. Graveside Rites For Kohlhaas Baby, St. Joe Graveside rites were said Tuesday at 3 p. m. for Gerald Kohlhaas, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kohlhaas of St. Joe. The infant was born Jan. 28 at St. Ann hospital and died Monday, Officiating was Rev. Father Leo Schumacher, with burial in the St. Joe cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. In addition to his parents, Gerald is survived by three brothers and one sister, as well as his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Henry Kohlhaas and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kollasch, Algona. LuVerne Music Entries, Feb. 7 LuVerne parents, students and friends are urged to attend the Conference Music Festival which will be held at Thornton Monday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p. m. Band members participating are: Earl Will, Elaine Schnakenberg, Connie Sanford, Dawn Lindebak, Luanna Leek, Connie Schnetzer, Dennis Marty and Norma Heinen, Chorus members are; Gretchen Zentner, Rita Patterson, Kris Merriam, Linda Daley, Bart Selby, Dale Scbipull, Henry Schnakenberg and Duane Will. Guest conductors for the festival are Arvid Anderson, band, and Ron Phillips, chorus. Father Dies Funeral services were held at Eldora Jan. 22 for W. R, Trout, father of Kenneth Trout, who for a few years was custodian of the Ambrose Call State Park, The Trouts are now located at Drakesville. 5 Place On Burl Hi "A" Honor Roll Five students earned a place on the "A" honor roll at the Burt Community school for the term Just ended. They are: Douglas Black and Jane Barslou, seniors; Kathleen Patterson, freshman; Marilyn Cherland, 8th grade; and Kevin Fraser, 7th grade. Those earning a place on the "B" honor roll are: Seniors - Nancy Becker, Claudine Cranston, Merwyn Cunningham, Jr., Dallas Curtis, Linda Fairbanks, Vickie Koestler, Bob Lovstad, Duane Peter and Jean Wood. Juniors - Nancy Ackerman, Joyce Baumgard, Boyd Bristow, Norma Harms, Diane Hoppus, Linda Meyer, Diane Miller and Clint Patterson, Sophomores - Linda Becker, Deborah Kohlhaas, Sandra Ortman, and Deborah Stenzel. Freshmen: Howard Batt, Jr., Janet Becker, Brad Cranston, Donna Larson, Jayne Larson, Diane Person and Patricia Sheir- bon. 8th Graders: Ruth Long, Steven Schenck, Constance Sheirbon, Jill Smith, Lennice Waltman, Gayle Wermers, 7th Graders: Steven Madsen, Marilyn Person and Cynthia Patterson. Iowa Alumni University of Iowa Alumni Association will sponsor a dinner-concert in theWedgewood Room, Hotel Hanford, Mason City, Feb. 17 at 6t30. The program will feature the Old Gold Singers who appeared in Algona last spring, Included in the group is Allen Bode, son of Mr. and Mrs, Floyd Bode. After the dinner, Dr. Duane Spriesters- bach, dean of graduate college, will speak. This is open to alumni and friends and those wishing to attend should mail reservation, along with $5 per person to Dr. or Mrs. John Schutter by Feb. 7, First Session In Week For Union & Mgmt. Union representatives of Local 1045 at the Weldenhoff Corporation In Algona, and company officials, were meeting Wednesday morning, Feb. 2, in a resumption of negotiations as a strike of employees at the local plant entered its second week. It was the first meeting between the two groups since last week when the sides failed to achieve sufficiently close agreement to make further meetings worthwhile, at that time. In some ways both sides did seem amiable to general ideas. The company offered a three- year contract proposal calling for an 11 cent an hour wage raise the first year, and 7 cents each of the next two years, plus Increases in pension and Insurance benefits, and holiday and vacation improvements. The length of the contract was a point of original disagreement, however, and there was a difference in thinking as to wages and hours involved. The union has asked that the present 45-hours work week (including five hours of overtime) be reduced to 40 hours, with the take-home pay to remain the same. As quoted in the Des Molnes papers, figures which had not previously been given, said that the union contends that the present hourly average wage at Weldenhoff has been $1.77 The company says the average hourly wage has been $1.90. The previous contract between the union and the company expired Jan. 7. The union membership includes about 180 of the total Weidenhoff employment of 214. The walkout started Jan. 26. Weidenhoff Corp. is Algona's largest employer with a yearly payroll of around $1.2 millions. A resumption of discussion between the union and company was considered encouraging, yesterday. The plant picketing continues, but there has been no disturbances of any kind during the strike period. Cold? Yes, But Remember 20 Days In 1963? Kossuth county's current streak of arctic weather (we've had 17 straight days with lows ranging from zero to -26), reminded some in the area of another string of cold days Jan, 12-31, 1963 - when the lows ranged from -2 to -25. The 1966 record in the past 17 days could better the '63 mark as early morning readings seem to insist on dropping below zero. And the forecast, which can change rapidly, seems to indicate-the cold spell will remain with us for a while. Our 1966 frigid period continued into February, with lows of -10 and -6 the first two days, while in '63 the weather picture brightened suddenly, with marks of 44 and 50 above Feb. 4-5. However, the '66 period may not equal 1963 for consecutive daytime highs of below zero, Jan. 14-15-16, 1963 , highs were -7, -12 and -7, while Jan, 19-23 the same year, highs were -8, -9 -10, -1 and -10. This year, we've had two 2-day below zero high strings, Jan. 23 -24, -6 and -2, and Jan. 26-29, -12 and-5, So, the number of days when highs were below zero amounted to eight in 1963 and four so far this year. The mercury has gotten up to eight, 12, and 15 above here the past three days * making up (or the early-morning cold readings, somewhat, The amount of snow fall so far this winter is far behind normal » and most are hoping it stays that way - although there is snow in the ln> mediate future.

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