The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 23, 1967 · Page 16
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 23, 1967
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Clear Pictures — More News — Largest Circulation BY RUSS WALLER Numerous requests have been received for copies of various columns as written in the past in Woman's World, by Esther Grace Sigsbee. Our plan is to reprint these various columns from her writing over the past 19 years .... the first column that she wrote in 1949 will be found in this issue .... readers will note a style development over the years that endeared her writing to thousands. Mrs. Sigsbee (Grace) was buried here last Saturday, following her death at Sarasota, Fla. * * * One of our mathematical- minded readers dropped us a note saying that he had Just paid his federal income tax. But he went a bit further. Based on a reported cost of $50 million a day for conducting the war in Vietnam, he used up several pencils but finally arrived at the conclusion that his federal tax would support the war cost based on that daily amount, for one-sixteenth of a second. If YOU are mathematically minded, perhaps you can figure out just how much income tax our reader paid. * * * Down in Arizona it seems they have developed a new idea- wife leasing. We do live in a day and age of leasing many things; but it has become standard practice. But this is a brand new development. Perhaps there is a proviso for trading in on newer models ? * * * Same old stuff .... legislative probing to find new ways of raising revenue .-. . .nary a word about ways to streamline government and eliminate unnecessary and outdated departments, hangers on, leeches on the public purse. * * * Maybe you think YOU use the telephone a great deal.... but the Canadians outdo us .. . .they average 635.6 calls a year.... in the U. S. we average 620 calls. * * * Ex-Algonans, Ed and Genevieve Genrich, California residents now for some years, are on their second Rotary World Friendship Tour; their first was marred only by a circulatory problem for Mrs. Genrich that required a month in a hospital after their return .... they stayed in various homes in foreign lands on assorted stops. Athens was one spot high on their list, and we gather that it is a first class lesson in geography as well as goodwill. Thanks to their son, Howard of Long Beach, for the memo on the world tour. * * * Algona JayCees are pondering the matter of sponsoring a Miss Algona contest, to tie in with a statewide Miss Iowa program .... we'll know after their next meeting. * * * Water is a most necessary commodity .... because of a temporary lack of it there was no school Tuesday at Sentral Community .... back in business again Wednesday, however. * * * Growing concern is evidenced, now, because of a lack of funds to operate this new group of vocational-technical schools (16) around the state. The 1965 legislature passed a bill establishing them, which provided $6 million for a start on construction of new buildings. Then the 16 areas proceeded to embark on big programs and plans, but the $6 million didn't go far. It does look a little as though someone jumped the gun in the whole matter and now the various areas all have a tiger by the tail. But by the time the next tax-paying period rolls around it'll be resolved in the usual manner. * * * Famous Last Line - There is quite a difference between being present and doing the work. &lgona Upper ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the oostofflce at Aldona, Iowa (50S11). Nov. 1. 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1979 AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, FfBRUARY 23, 1967 2 Sections - 1R Pages VOL. 102 NO. 15 They Are Thawing Out In Old Hawaii Harriet Black 1,098 Signups In Kossuth Funeral Set At For 1967 Farm Program THERE ARE AT LEAST 10 Kossuth county people who have not been worrying about zero temperatures, and they are pictured above as they landed at the Honolulu International Airport on Feb. 13. Two of the 10 were on the first leg of a round-the- world trip; the other eight planned on living a little in Hawaii, -then returning home. • -• Pictured above, rear row, left to right, the men are Dr. Julius Winkel, Alfred Schenck, Bill Dodds, Milton Marlow and Murl Potter. Front row, left to right, the women are Mrs. Winkel, Mrs. Dodds, Mrs. Schenck, Mrs. Marlow and Mrs. Potter. Tne Marlows are from Lone Rock, the rest from Algona. The Schencks are on a trip around the world. They report all hotels running over with tourists getting thawed out, going to Hawaii from the mainland of the U. S. and also Canada. In the meantime, three more Algona couples are getting .ready to leave for a similar vacation in Hawaii, the Fred Kent, Jrs., the Dave Smiths and Mitch Taylors. Whitfemore Man Dies Suddenly At Algona Joseph Bonnstetter, 56, well- known Whittemore farmer, died about 2:20 p.m. Tuesday in the office of Dr. M. G. Bourne at Algona. Funeral services for Mr. Bonnstetter will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Michael's Catholic church, with Fr. Stapenhorst of- flatlng. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery, with Hyink Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Harold Haag, Paul and Earl Ludwig, Charles Origer, R. A. Hogan and Robert Gengler. He was a longtime resident of the Whlttemore area. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Patty, married and living in Washington; two sons, Henry, Whlttemore, and Ronnie at home; his mother, Mrs. Henry Bonnstetter, Whittemore; three sisters; and a brother, William, Whittemore. He was preceded in death by one brother. Weather? You Name It, We Have Had It Snowfall six out of seven days, warm readings-andfrigid mornings marked the week's weather in this area. Total snowfall, according to the official weather station, amounted to 4 3/4 inches, with most of it arriving in separate storms Wednesday and Friday. Meanwhile, a high of 40 Tuesday was preceded by three subzero readings, with the low for the period a -13 mark early Thursday morning, Feb. 16. It's supposed to remain chilly for a couple of days, according to forecasters. Here are the week's marks. H L S Feb. 16 18 -13 1 1/2" Feb. 17 32 9 1/4" Feb. 18 26 1 21/2" Feb. 19 22 10 1/4" Feb. 20 13 -7 1/4" Feb. 21 40 -7 Tr. Feb. 22 — 5 Tr. John Schueler Funeral Held Jazz Trio In Concert Here Friday Night Lakota Man At Swea City Heart Victim Lavern A. Edwards, 50, rural Lakota, died of a heart attack Sunday night at the Buffalo Center hospital. Born July 16, 1916 at Mt. Vernon, S. D., he came to this area as a child and was graduated from Ledyard School in 1933. He was married Feb. 18, 1942 to Alvina Jentz at East Chain, Minn. Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. David Korver, Highland, Ind.; two sons, Gary at Northwestern College in Orange City; Merle, a senior in Ledyard school; his father, Clarence, Buffalo Center; two sisters, Mildred, at home; Mrs. Frank Meyer, Corwith; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. at St. Paul Lutheran church, Lakota. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday for John Schueler, 82, Swea City retired farmer, who died Sunday at his home. Burial was at Harrison township cemetery. Reese-Henry Funeral Home, Swea City, was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Schueler was born March 20, 1884 in Germany. He came to the United States in 1917 and farmed in the Swea City area until his retirement about 15 years ago. Survivors include his wife, Jennie, a resident of Turner Nursing Home in Armstrong; two sons, George and John Jr., both of Swea City; four daughters, Mrs. Emma Behrends of Thompson, Mrs. Estelle Willard and Mrs. Milda Mogensen, both of Waterloo, and Mrs. Ed Hammond of Swea City; four brothers, and four sisters, 25 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren. LEE EVANS The Kossuth County Community Concert Association proudly presents the Lee Evans trio in concert Friday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. in the Algona high school auditorium. Lee Evans, pianist, with drum and bass, is one of the best new listenable, pop-jazz artists in the country today. Appearing reguarly at the Americana Hotel in New York, his group has been seen on numerous tv shows. These include the "Tonight Show", and a special "The Gershwin Years", with Frank Sinatra and Ethel Merman. Name Industrial Committee Heads The following committee appointments were announced by Bill Conn, president of the Algona Industrial Development Corporation. Existing Industry Committee- Dean Taylor, Jim Milder and Howard Miller. Finance Committee - David Smith, Chm. Publicity Committee — George Allen, Chm., Burton Harmes, and 0. B. Laing. Educational Committee Wes Bartlett, Chm., and John Claude. New Industry Committee Harry Greenberg and Pat Montag, Co. Chm., and Gerald Bomgaars. These committees will serve for 1967. Three Minor Mishaps Here Past Weekend Algona police investigated three mishaps, which for the most part were blamed on icy streets, here during the weekend. The latest occurred Monday at 4 p.m. when a car driven by Sharon K, Nold, 17, struck an auto driven by Lois E. Dau, 41, on South Minnesota street as the latter stopped to let out a passenger. Both drivers are from Algona. Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $175. Saturday at 2:30 p.m., cars driven by Donald G. King, 21, and William 0. Ludwig, 60, both of Algona, collided as they were being backed on to East South street, resulting in an estimated $535 damage. And Friday at 7 a.m., a city truck driven by Richard E. Frambach, 30, backed into a car driven by Benora G. Harcey, 52, onState street. The truck was loaded with snow as crews were removing it from the street at the time. Damage to the auto was estimated at $250. 17 Cars And Trucks Sold In Past Week Sales of new vehicles totaled 17 here last week, according to records at the office of County Treasurer Don Jorgenson. Owners are: Chevrolet - Lois M. Camp, Algona, truck; Fenton Coop Elevator, truck; H. D. Pfeffer, Algona, pickup; P. L. Thompson, Lone Rock; C. J. Metzger, Algona. Ford - K. D. Keith, Algona, pickup; A. A. Becker, Lakota, truck; L. C. Hinz, LuVerne, pickup; C. A. Vaudt, Fenton, pickup; C. G. Werling, Bode, pickup; W. L. or Alice Baker, Algona, truck. Plymouth - Josephine Ditch, Algona. Chrysler - Eugene Simpson, Algona; L. H. or Loretta Ditsworth, Algona. Pontiac - 0. W. Lee, Buffalo Center. Dodge - C. 0. or Janice Beadle, Swea City; C. S. Blossom, Algona. Burt Thursday BURT - Services for Mrs. Stanley Black, 54, will be held at 2:30 p.m. today (Thursday) in the Methodist church here, with Rev. Merlin Davies officiating. Burial will be at the Burt township cemetery and Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Cook, Lee Cole, Sumner Parsons, Ed Smith, Jr., Raymond Westllng and Lawrence Presthus. Mrs. Black died at 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Ann hospital, Algona. She was rushed there following a stroke at home Feb. 8. Harriet Schrader was born May 23, 1912 at Burt, attended school there, graduating in 1930, and married Stanley Black there in May, 1930. They farmed near Burt, then moved to town, where he is in the trucking business. Besides her husband, survivors include four daughters, Dolores (Mrs. Lewis Franzen), Titonka, Mary Helen (Mrs. Perry St. John), Minneapolis, Marlene (Mrs. Eugene Wolfe), Bancroft, and Jayne (Mrs. Gene Pedersen), Humboldt; a son, Gary, in the Air Force at Corvallis, Ore.; six brothers, Clifford, Charles and Virgil, Burt, Clarence, Hobbs, New Mex., Max, Donaphin, Mo., and Clayton, Bancroft; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Osborn, a twin, Houston, Tex., and Mrs. George Hartley, Carlsbad, New Mex.; and nine grandchildren. She was a member of the Methodist church, WSCS, Shirley circle and Fidelis class. Revoke Parole And Gets A 5 Year Term A young Algona man, Larry A. Reefer, had his parole revoked by Judge Murray S. Underwood in district court here Monday and was taken to the men's reformatory at Anamosa to begin serving a five-year sentence. The revocation was asked for by County Attorney Walter MacDonald due to a claimed violation. The Judge studied the matter and decided the violation warranted termination of parole. Reefer was paroled Sept, 26, 1966 after he entered a plea of guilty to a charge of malicious injury to a bridge, also in district court here. It was alleged at that time that he used a cutting torch to remove steel from a county bridge and later built a trailer with the material. The original case was filed April 26, 1966 A scrap in a local tavern recently resulted in the action here. Kossuth County township committeemen and office employees of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service are busy measuring farm program acreage for farmers who intend to participate in the 1967 Feed Grain Program, according to R. I. Anderson, Chairman of the Kossuth ASC County Committee. As of Feb. 20, 1967, 1098 farmers have signed agreements to participate. Of these 1098, 759 have requested measurement service before planting. Scale accurate aerial photographs, planimeters, precise scale rules, and the surveyor's chain are tools used in determining acreage. The planimeter and scale rule are Instruments for establishing acreage from the photograph, and the surveyors chain is used in field measurement out on the farm. It is the same chain related to the decimal system which was used in original survey over a hundred years ago to establish county, township and section lines. In the 1966 Feed Grain Program, 1789 farms were measured before planting. "It appears we will do about as many again this year," Mr. Anderson said. "We consider measurement service a smart Investment and recommend it for all participating farms." Offer Contracts To 80 Teachers; 15 To Leave Contracts of 80 teachers in the Algona Community School District for the 1967-68 school year were approved by the board of directors during a special meeting Monday evening. The first 1 1/2 hours of the meeting were an executive session. It is probable that 15 teachers will resign or retire at the end of the current school year. The staff here now includes 97 instructors. Average increases in salary for next year are estimated at 12 percent, which is similar to those being granted by boards in other districts around the state at the present time. Contracts offered following Monday night's meeting are to be returned by teachers, signed or unsigned, by mid-March - and at that time the board and Supt.O. B. Laing will begin interviewing instructors needed for positions here. A track participation proposal, which would have every boy in high school included, if he is out for other sports, was tabled until further information can be obtained. According to information here, other schools are already using a similar plan - and under it, only members of the varsity and junior varsity track squads would practice after school hours. Other participation would be during regular gym classes, and within the regular school schedule. Speer and Associates, finance consultant firm, Chicago, submitted an amortization proposal for the school bond issue, recently passed here. The bond issue of $1,500,000 calls for retirement of the principal in 15 years, with the tax levy for principal and interest estimated between 3 3/4 and 4 3/4 mills over the next five years. As outlined earlier, the bonds are expected to be sold sometime in the next few months at a time when the market seems best for the sale. Insurance coverage for district school buildings and contents was increased $88,000 and the Sundet Insurance Agency, Algona, is to be assigned a portion of it. The tentative date for the next meeting of the board was set for March 20. National Guard Muster Day Here Feb. 25 Algona's National Guard unit will hold its annual Muster Day open house at the Armory at the fairgrounds here Saturday, Feb. 25, from 2 to 4 p. m. The two officers, Capt. Howard Stephenson, commanding officer, and 1st Lt Gerald Thatcher, executive officer, and the 93 enlisted men will host the event at which free coffee and doughnuts will be served. The local unit, which is Battery B, 1st Howitzer Battalion of the 194th Artillery, Iowa National Guard, has regular training sessions and practice constantly and will travel to Camp Guernsey, Wyoming, this summer for two weeks of field training. The open house Feb. 25 is free to the public. Members of the staff will also be ready to answer questions, etc. Plan Open House The Viking Oil Company, 902 North Main, Algona, is holding an open house and Appreciation Days this Friday and Saturday. The event is being held in connection with the opening of a new 24' x 48' car and truck service room at Viking. Sandwiches, coffee and donuts will be served and a free drawing will be held. Roy Stoffel is the owner. Golden Wedding, Mr. & Mrs. Jess Hill MR. AND MRS. JESS HILL of Algona will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary ?V< eb ' ft* fr °V Un ?\ 5 Pl m -at Charlie's Supper Club. The eveTLfS 5» by their children Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Erlander, Kent, Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. MUtonSers, Algona; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Hill, Mahtomedi, Minn.; and Mr, and Mrs. Wallace Hill, Algona ?oup e™qtesTs no* *"* ** *" ***** "* relaUV6S ™ llWlted "

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