The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 2, 1967 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 2, 1967
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BY RUSS WALLER Up at Fenton there is considerable anticipation of a pair of benefit basketball games which will pit teams of men against each other and two teams of women, likewise .... all ex- basketball players, or so they claim. From reports received, it will be worth watching just to see Larry Sorensen in action. Larry admits to being among "the greatest" when it comes to this sport. The men's teams are the Has Beens and Whiz Kids; the women have chosen Bloomer Girls and Sweet Forties for their titles. Disgruntled taxpayers will have a chance to forget their woes for a couple of hours during this classic event at the Sentral School gym. * * * Congressman Wiley Mayne from our own district has introduced a measure in Congress to shorten the official U. S. Daylight Time law to the three months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. After all, as Congressman Mayne correctly points out, the original intention of daylight saving time was to limit it to the effective period of summer months only, and three months as outlined would just about do it .... might help to soften the current battle on the subject, also. * * * Indications are that the Wife Leasing project which came to light down in Arizonahas created an unusual amount of interest around here .... not that there is any talk of engaging in a full- scale program along this line, but as something new to ponder in.Smoke Shop circles, for example. At any rate, the lessee who sued for 2 1/2 million from the lessor did not win her case and is going back to Germany .... the ex-hubby who got the $3,000 per month on the lease has so far managed to escape the press .... seems to us as though there is quite a story there, also. * * * And while we're mentioning the Smoke- Shop, we can report that Shorty Eischeid has decided NOT to go into the shoe repair business on a professional basis .... says he had a nice talk with Nick Maharis and Nick pointed out some of the problems in repairing shoes .... Shorty says Nick pointed it out with a leather-cutting tool that had a long blade. * * * The last several weeks have seen a good number of Letters to the Editor, or Reader Comment and Open Forum missives in print, in this newspaper. We think it's a healthy thing to have people thinking and writing, no matter whether you agree or disagree. As we told Rev. Robert F. Lorenz who got to discussing it the other day (and who threatened to write a letter himself, and we hope he does), there has been too much of a tendency for all of us to simply drift along, instead of exercising our right of expression, and thinking a little about some of the problems of the day, local or national. When we become mental robots instead of thinking people, we're indeed in sad shape. * * * The dust storm of last Thursday, which transplanted numerous tons of good Iowa top soil to new locations, brings up a serious point. Our agricultural experts tell us that while soybeans are a wonderful crop, and a productive and profitable one, the replanting of the same ground for three, four or more years to beans is going to pulverize the top soil so that this unnecessary erosion easily develops .... rotating is the answer .... our recent Corn & Soybean Clinic should perhaps have emphasized this fundamental point . ... the wealth of our Iowa land is in its top soil; lose part of it and you lose part of your farm's value. * * * We dedicate the last line, this issue, to Murl Potter, who not too long ago said: "You're not getting me to go to Hawaii I" (That was a nice picture of you, Murl, taken on the arrival at Honolulu). Clear Pictures - More News - largest Circulation iJpper ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the poslofficc at Algona. Iowa (50511). Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1967 2 Sections 16 Page* VOL. 101 NO. 17 God-Country Award Scott Buchanan, left, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Buchanan, Algona, received the Boy Scout God and Country Award during ceremonies at the Congregational church here recently from Rev. Frank Harcey, right. Dick Beisell, Scoutmaster, Dave Evans, area Scout official, and Guy Giddings, assistant Scoutmaster, also participated in the ceremony. The God and Country Award is a church award given to boys for meritorious service to their own church. He must have achieved the rank of a First Class Scout in the Boy Scouts of America and that he must have achieved the following goals in his church work: 1 - Christian Citizenship; 2-Christian Fellowship; 3-Christian Faith; 4 - Christian Witness; 5 - Christian outreach or mission. The three stages all require Bible reading and daily devotions and a continuing service. In his church, the boys become acolytes and attend the altar for at least one year. The minimum time a boy must put in to receive this award is 150 hours. If stage one is completed on schedule (at the end of four months) the boy moves on into the second stage, etc. Some substitutions In requirements, but requirements must meet the pastor's personal approval and are accepted as a norm. Regular attendance at worship is requested and checked on. Attitudes mean more perhaps than any other thing in working at this project. (Photo by Dave Beisell) Chrischilles' Reopen After Remodeling The Chrischilles Store in Algona recently reopened after a complete remodeling and redecorating of the main floor and balcony-office areas. The store had been closed for a month while the work was done. The remodeling was the final part of a three-phase program that originated in 1953, when the ready-to-wear department was completely modernized. A new store front was installed in 1958. The Chrischilles Store was established in 1870 and is one of Algona's oldest concerns. History Group Feeds 550 At Bean Supper According to ChetSchoby, president of the Kossuth Historical Society, the organization served at least 550 persons during its annual Bean Supper at the VFW hall here Feb. 22. It is expected profit from the event will hit $400. A board meeting of the Society will be held sometime this week, with plans for moving into Its new quarters (the present Legion hall) the main item up for discussion. Izaak Walton League members served the Bean Supper as a project for that group. Mayor Fines Seven Here In Past Week Four men, Thomas M. Elbert, Des Plaines, HI., Gary W. Wright, Minneapolis, William D. Roeber, Whittemore, and Gordon Koehler, Waupaca, Wise., were fined $25 and costs each on a charge of disturbing the peace in Mayor Bill Finn's court here this week. Other fines were levied against Roger J. Kenn, Whittemore, $15, failing to stop at a railroad signal; Donald A. Westling, Algona, $10, speeding; and Kathleen P. Schiltz, Des Moines, $8, speeding. Council Talks Sewers And Civil Defense First Lutheran Church O.K.'s $1,500 In O.M.V.I. Fines Bidg. Contract As New Court Term Opens Howard Smith, representative of Wallace and Holland, engineering firm of Mason City, appeared and discussed with the city council the storm and sanitary sewers in the northeast part of Algona during a meeting Wednesday night. It was revealed that the curb and gutter project cannot proceed without previous planning of the sewers. The storm sewer on North Main street was discussed, with a view to making a survey and examination of the system. Members of the council felt that such a survey is necessary, and it will be made by camera in the interior of the system. Specifications were reviewed on a new truck for the street department. They were approved and the city clerk was authorized to submit specifications for bids. No action was taken on discussion on the ever-present Dutch elm disease. The program is to continue as has been established, with removal of diseased trees. Mayor Finn discussed the problem of Civil Defense. Eleven towns in the county are now included in a county-wide organization, which is mandatory. The county budget is now set and there is now a need for a county director or cordinator, who will supervise the program. Included in the organization are the mayor of each participating town, or his designee, one county supervisor, and Ralph Lindhorst, county sheriff. Planned is a survey oh horns fall-out shelters, with the view that some families can find some protection in their basement. The survey will be conducted with the co-operation of the census bureau. In towns under 10,000, homas are to be rated and a questionnaire filled out. This will be a permanent record Enumators on the survey will be expected to complete their work by April 21. A Class "B" beer license was approved for Larry's Recreation. The congregation of First Lutheran Church, Algona, meeting Sunday evening, Feb. 26, approved contracts for construction of their new church. The successful bidders awarded the contracts are Forest City Improvement Co. for the general contract, W. C. Hansen & Son, Forest City, for the plumbing, heating and air conditioning contract, and Utt Electric Service, Algona, for the electrical contract. These three contracts total $148,497.00. With the addition of furnishings and other incidentals the total cost of the project is expected to approach $200,000 for the first phase. Ground-breaking services are tentatively planned for Palm Sunday afternoon, March 19, with Dr. Raynold Lingwall, president of the Iowa Synod, Lutheran Church in America, officiating. Construction will start as soon as weather permits, and completion is expected before the end of 1967. The congregation also approved arrangements to finance the building through Home Federal Savings and Loan Association, Algona. The Rev. Robert F. Lorenz, . pastor of First Lutheran, said, "This is the climax of years of study, labor, and consecrated giving by many members. Much remains to be done, but the hardest part is over. Our dreams will be fulfilled soon now, and it can't be too soon for most of us." Hattie Baker Of LuVerne Dies Monday Mrs. Hattie Baker, 81, former long-time LuVerne resident who for the past several years lived at the Slsson Nursing Home, Humboldt, died there Monday night. She had been ill for some years, suffering with arthritis. Funeral services for her will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) in LuVerne Methodist church, with Rev. Roy Biesemeyer officiating. Burial will be at the LuVerne cemetery, with Blake Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Six grandsons served as pallbearers. Hattie Jones was born Jan. 30, 1886 at Pilot Mound, la. and married Stephen Baker July 1, 1905 at Boone. He preceded her in death in 1961 and was a stock buyer after their arrival at Lu- Verne in 1934. Survivors Include two daughters, Maurine (Mrs. Richard Wiuff), Humboldt, and Mrs. W. S. Robinson, Las Vegas, Nev.; three sons, Clifford, Livermore, Cecil, Emmetsburg, and Merlin Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Frances Hoag, Spokane, Wash.; 19 grandchildren; 24 great- grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild. Her parents, husband, a son, a daughter, two sisters and a brother preceded her in death. Name Captains For United Fund Drive Ward captains for the Algona United Fund residential campaign were announced today. 1st Ward - Mrs. Stanley Muckey. 2nd Ward - Mrs. Nels Anderson, Mrs. Kirk Hayes and Mrs. Ted Smith. 3rd Ward - Mrs. Miles Sloniker. 4th Ward- Mrs. Earl Lierly. United Fund campaign chairman, Harry Greenberg, stated that plans are being made at this time for the annual campaign which is held during the months of September and October. Probe New Idea Starting March 1, Erametsburg stores will begin keeping open Thursday evenings instead of Friday nights. The same idea has been presented in Algona, and the Chamber of Commerce was making a survey on the idea. Seven Civil, One Criminal Case Are Assigned With the grand jury slated to report for possible duty during the current district court term next Tuesday, March 7, at 10 a.m., Judge G. W. Stillman heard pleas of guilty from five men to charges of OMVI Monday and fined each $300 and costs. Appeal bonds in each matter were set at $500. Entering pleas of guilty and fined were Robert G. Bedford, Wayne K. Janson, Arthur F. Nemmers, Clarence M. Fish and Luther Fairbanks, Jr. All were bound over earlier from mayor's or JP court following arrests in the area by police and patrolmen. The petit jurors are to report for possible action March 13 at 10 a.m. Judge Stillman assigned cases for the term Monday, with a total of 25 on the docket, plus a pair of motions. There are 11 civil Jury, 13 civil non-jury and one criminal listed. According to the assignment record, seven civil non- jury matters are first up. They are: Mar. 6 - Estate of August Helmke; Mar. 7 - Luke T. McGuire vs. Ken Kiburz et al; Mar. 8 - Robert L. Lynch et al vs. Paul F. Larson; Mar. 9 - Louis Kelly assignment, claim of Oliver Carlson; Louis Kelly assignment, claim of R. J. Funk; and George F. Freerksen et al vs. James Kerry Hill et al. Mar. 10 - Hugh Williams et al vs. Frank E. Folkerts et al. On March 6, a motion, Clarence Canaday et al vs. Catherine Schade et al, will be heard, then two civil jury matters are slated: Leo R. Sankey vs. Jurgens Skow, March 13; and Eldon Edglngton vs. Gregory Origer, March 16, both at 10 a.m. One criminal matter, the State of Iowa vs. James Frank Smith, is also docketed. An OMVI charge is involved. Postmaster Job Test Is Given; Await Results The Civil Service Commission for this district gave tests to 15 candidates who are seeking the job as postmaster here Saturday at Ft. Dodge. Acting postmaster is Ed Farrell. Candidates for the position are Stan Black, Walter Boeckholt, John R. Dutton, Farrell, Richard Godfredsen, James E. Kelley, Mrs. Mary E. Lucey, Charles Paxson, Edward Skilling, Robert D. Skilling, Jr., John B. Snere, Rosella Voigt, Paul Watson, Roger L. Will and Richard Yeoman. Eight of the 15 are employed at the post office here now. At some time in the future, the Commission will select the top three candidates and final selection comes after President Johnson makes the appointment, which then must be approved by the U.S. Senate. Insurance Co. Asks Court To Foreclose One new case was filed in district court here this week, with the Lutheran Mutual Life Ins. Co., plaintiff, and Robert Roy and Donabel M. Richardson, defendants. The plaintiff seeks to foreclose mortgage on real estate owned by the defendants here in an effort to pay the entire balance of $13,688.54 due on a promissory note. Originally written Mar. 20, 1964, the note was for $16,000, with the real property as security for the loan involved. The plaintiff claims the defendants' payments are now in default and seeks a judgment for the amount due. A fertilizer blending plant and retail distribution center, shown in this drawing, will be erected by Sinclair Petrochemicals, Inc., at the northwest edge of Burt, Iowa, on U. S. Highway 169. The plant and four warehouses will provide dry fertilizers, anhydrous ammonia and other agricultural products to northern Iowa farms. Application, spreading and soil- testing services also will be offered farmers. Sinclair To Erect New Burt Plant For Fertilizer Blending Senator Murray Offers New Angle On Liquor Sen. Donald Murray wants the state to sell liquor through "special distributors," according to a news story last week from Des Moines. A special distributor could be either a private individual or a public body. Senator Murray believes it could be a legal solution to some municipality problems existing at present. Although the state liquor commission has had the authority to sell liquor through such distributorships for many years, it has been reluctant to do so for fear it would open up the state. With the advent of liquor-by- the-drink and tight controls, Murray believes the situation has changed. The Bancroft legislator argues there are many small communities that would like to have a liquor store. The commission, however, is stymied for lack of funds. The number of liquor stores has remained constant, about 200. Murray said prospects for any new liquor stores aren't very bright. But, he added, the problem could be solved with special distributors. Murray said such distributorships not only would help the small towns, but also some of the large cities that are receiving inadequate service. He singled out Cedar Rapids as one city where there have been complaints of poor service. Murray said it's not uncommon for bartenders, in some of the smaller communities, to drive 30 miles to purchase liquor to be sold across the bar. The present law provides that special distributors shall be paid a sum, to be fixed by the liquor commission, but in no event to be over $900 a year. Murray has introduced a bill to change this to $20,000. He noted the law requires all liquor to be sold in the original package at the price fixed by the commission, "without profit to the distributor." The Bancroft Democrat said the liquor commission has ser- veral applications pending for new stores including Lake Park and Ricevllle. Murray said there would be more applications, but communities know that the liquor commission is tymied because of budgetary limitations. The Big One! It's AHS Vs. Garrigan On Thursday Basketball fans from this immediate area saw their dreams come true Monday and Tuesday nights this week as their favorite basketball teams, the Algona High School Bulldogs and the Garrigan Golden Bears posted first round wins in Boys District Class AA Basketball Tournament play and move into the finals tonight (Thursday) at Garrigan Fieldhouse. The clubs both carry 17-2 season marks into the contest and the winner will travel to Spencer Saturday evening for first round play in the Sub-State. The Bulldogs, North Central Conference champions, will be trying to enhance their chances for a second straight trip to the State Tournament and third in four seasons, while the Bears, Sioux City CYO title winners, will ba trying to wend their way to the State for the first time. It will be standing room only and undoubtedly many fans won't get inside to see the action tonight. The doors will open at 6 p. m., 1 1/2 hours before the opening whistle. And on paper, the contest figures to go right down to the final buzzer before a winner emerges. Both are very potent clubs — with the Bears holding a rebounding margin and the Bulldogs a little quicker on defense. And normally, each team shoots very well, indeed. Winner of tonight's contest will advance to the first round of Sub-State action at Spencer Saturday evening where the opponent will be either Spencer or Estherville. Saturday's win- nar will in turn tangle with East or Heelan of Sioux City, LeMars or Hull Western Christian. Those four teams are involved in a District meet at Sioux City. The final Sub-State game, with the winner advancing to the State Meet at Des Moines, will be played at Spencer Wednesday, March 8, at 7:30 p. m. One thing is sure. The outcome of Thursday's battle here will send one of the best teams in the entire state out of the meet, for the Bears and Bulldogs are each capable of holding their own with anyone on a given night. Complete stories on Monday and Tuesday night action will be found elsewhere in today's UDM. BURT, IOWA - Contract has been awarded by Sinclair Petrochemicals, Inc., for construction of a fertilizer blending plant and retail distribution center here to supply its new northern Iowa farm sales organization, the company announced today. Sinclair also announced that branch offices and distribution points to be supplied by the new plant will be built in at least four communities within a 25- mile radius surrounding Burt. Sites are to be selected. All sales points will feature anhydrous ammonia, chemfcally- mixed fertilizer, blended fertilizer and crop protection chemicals. Application, spread- Ing and soil testing services will be offered farmers. The new plant, to be located on a seven-acre site on the east side of U. S. 169 at the northwest edge of Burt, will have a high capacity blender. It is scheduled to be in operation by late spring. Other Sinclair fertilizer districts, similar to the new Burt district, are located at Mason City, Slater and Fremont, la. The Burt district project is the latest in the expanding program for direct sales to farms in Iowa by Sinclair Petrochemicals, a subsidiary of Sinclair Oil Corporation. Another subsidiary, Sinclair Refining Company, has marketed gasoline and other petroleum products in Iowa for many years. Employment interviews for the prospective plant and sales personnel will be conducted March 4 and 5 at the Colonial Motel In Algona by Ralph L. Plimpton of Sinclair Petrochemicals. Sinclair Petrochemicals last year announced a site near Fort Madison, la., had been selected for a new fertilizer manufacturing complex to serve a 10- state marketing region. Fort Madison voters approved a $60 million industrial development revenue bond issue to finance the project. Construction is under way. Sinclair Petrochemicals also is a major marketer of bulk chemicals which are used as raw materials for such diverse products as synthetic fibers, plastics, paints, floor waxes, synthetic rubber, detergents and paper coatings. Ex-Lone Rock New Policeman A new policeman was sworn in here Tuesday evening. He is Alfred W. Schadendorf, Jr., an Algona resident and employee of the Weidenhoff Corp. for the past 3 1/2 years. He began his duties on a part- time basis Wednesday night and within a short time will be on full-time service, Mr, Schadendorf is 28 years of age, married and has two small children.

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