The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 9, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 9, 1967
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Clear Pictures - More News - Largest Circulation Igona Upper ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa (50511). Nov. 1. 1932. under Act ot Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1967 2 Sections - 18 Pages VOL. 101 NO. 19 BY RUSS WALLER Mr. and Mrs. Rex Taylor, of Algona, after a three-weeks trip to Brazil, sort of a present from the parents of a foreign exchange student they hosted a year ago, feel that they have a lifetime of experience tucked away in a short period of time. Right at the start, flying on a South American plane, they decided things would be quite different ... the stewardesses were between 40 and 50 years old. They were present at the dedication of a new building named Edificio De Rex Taylor ... it seems all buildings have a name in Brazil, and this one was built and owned by the father of their guest student, who honored them accordingly. * * * They found the Brazilian roads full of curves, and accident victims, both human and animal, with 50-80 M.P.H. speed about average ... in Brazil you pay to go to school for the first 12 years, but if you get that far and want to go farther, college is free . . . human life is worth about $40 if you happen to run down some pedestrian while driving - that's the average settlement, without necessity for much legal action . . . corn will grow about 16 feet tall, and the soil, in the more fertile areas can grow just about anything ... it was carnival time, but there was no intoxication evident . . . Rex never saw a tractor the whole ' time he was there . . . food was pretty well seasoned, but what made eating a chore was the presence of vast hosts of flys ... the people were sincerely friendly, but it would, take a little doing to reajust to full- time living in Brazil, for aNorte Americano. * * * i We note with interest that the Iowa Senate voted 56-0 to present a resolution to the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads, suggesting the route of 1-35 be switched back to its original "Straight north" location to pass just east of Garner. They point out that the original route they recommend would save from $10 to $35 million over the diagonal route . . . it's strange, isn't it, that the people who foot the bill have to crawl on hands and knees to request a money-saving and practical solution to a knotty problem. Plane Service Slated April I Mpls. & Omaha Someone, somewhere, is doing a good job of promoting tourism for Hawaii ... our news items from all over the county tell of folks making the air journey , . . Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schultz of Algona are now on such a tour, and another contingent is due back this week. * * * DEFINITION: The "richest" nation on earth - the one with a national debt of around 120 billion dollars. * * * TV PONDERINGS: Not until we began watching Star Trek did we realize that those balbriggan pajamas we got for Christmas were the exactly correct costume for making a trip into outer space ... The Russians can't be all bad; they let in Dinah Shore to MC a program for the Moscow Circus, direct from Minsk . . . between the troubles they have in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Star Trek in outer space, and The Invaders right here on earth, where can one go to hide? Personally, just give us the good old Indians and wagon trains and cavalry, or a well thought-out Whodunit ? * * * Too old to contribute anything to mankind? At 79, Ben Franklin invented bifocal glasses; at 40 he harnessed electricity; at 45 he founded a university. * * * Famous Last Line - It's amazing when you don't care which team wins, how good the officiating can be (from a Humboldt fan at the AHS - Garrigan game here). Farm School Banquet Set For Monday Featured speaker for the 21st Farmer's Evening School Banquet, Monday evening, March 13, 7:00 p.m., will be 'Richard H. "Dick" McCann, drector of public relations and student activity coordinator for C. E. School of Commerce Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. McCann began his career as a public school adminstrator and later was in the radio business before moving to his-present position. Mr. McCann has been vwy active in the chamber of Commerce of Omaha, has served as Civilian Administration of the Omaha Filter Center, and as Chief of Administrative Services for the Omaha office of Civil Defense. He has served as official observer of nuclear detonations for the Department of Defense, and for Federal Civil Defense Ad- minstration. Banquet tickets are available for the 150 Farmer's Evening- School Members and their guests at $1.50 each. Five Fined In Mayor's Court On Beer, OMVI Four residents of West Bend, including three minors, were fined on beer charges in Mayor Bill Finn's court this week following preliminary hearings of charges. Susan A. Wilson was fined $100 for making be,er available to minors and Gerald E. Zeman, Robert C. Wilson and Walter D. Wilcoxen were each fined $50 on minor in possession of beer charges . They were arrested here by police and charges filed and paid court costs in addition to fines. William J. Lieninger, Algona, was arrested here early Saturday morning by police and an> Iowa highway patrolman and charged with OMVI. He waived preliminary hearing and was bound over to district court, with bond set at $350. It was furnished. Larry A. Strain, Mason City, was fined $100 and costs for reckless driving. Hunting And Fishing Tags Now Ready The i967 hunting and fishing licenses are now available at the office of County RecorderMertie Huber, who stated this week that 1966 licenses don't expire until April 1. Special renewal application forms are expected to be mailed by the State Conservation Commission to boat owners on record about March 15. A fee of $4 must accompany the form - and they are reminded not to send cash as they will not have a record of payment. The Sky Coach Air Advisory Board met at Carroll Thursday with Mr. Art Wagoner, Regional Manager of Cessna Aircraft Co. and H. A. "Hap" Westbrook of Atlantic, Sky Coach Air Operation's Advisor, to discuss aircraft contracts and the future operations of Sky Coach, Inc. in Iowa, according to Wm. C. McCorkindale, president of Sky Coach, Inc. At this meeting Sky Coach officials decided that the Cessna Super Skymaster, a twin-engined Burt Youth Is President Of State's CAR. JOHN PATTERSON John W. Patterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Patterson, Burt, was elected state president of the Children of the American Revolution during that organization's 20th State Convention at Des Moines March 4. John is a junior and is attending Kuemper Military School at Booneville, Mo. He will be installed during the national C.A.R. Convention April 23 at Washington, D. C. Bit & Spur Club Elects Officers The Bit & Spur Club held its election of officers at the Izaak Walton hall, March 4, and named James McEnroe as president. Eppo Bulten was named vice president, Carol Allen is secretary-treasurer, Vickie Siemer is reporter, and directors are Roger Fox, Harlan Haas, Ruth McEnroe and Kathy Wibben. Plans for the coming year were discussed. Blinded By Sun Sunlight blinded one driver and resulted in a minor two-car mishap at Bancroft Monday at 7:55 a.m. The autos were driven by Fay A. Asche, 33, and John F. Shay, 73, both of Bancroft, with $150 damage estimated to the vehicles by Patrolman Charles Bird who investigated. The accident occurred at the intersection of highway 169 and Main street. aircraft with one engine facing foreward and the second engine facing aft providing a thrust along the aircraft's center line, would be ideal for Sky Coach operations. The Skymaster is considered one of the safest six- place twin-engined aircraft in operation. Mr. Wagoner has assured Mr. McCorkindale that Cessna will work closely'with Sky Coach and try to deliver two Super Sky- masters by March 15. Said McCorkindale, "If this schedule is met, Sky Coach will be fully operational by April 1. After the Air Advisor's meeting, Mr. McCorkindale explained details of his proposed ope rations to Carroll businessmen and reviewed a public relations gesture for businessmen in each community that Sky Coach will serve. "The Sky Coach pioneers," he said, "will be a group limited to ten members from each com j munity. They will be entitled to ten return trips from any terminal city that Sky Coach serves as the guest of our airline. An interest in community growth should be demonstrated by each pioneer. The first two terminal cities to be served by Sky Coach from Algona will be Omaha and Minneapolis. More routes will be added in the near future. The Sky Coach will operate on an "open-end" scheduling system which will combine the passenger potential of 20 Iowa communities. The arrival time at Omaha and Minneapolis will be 9 a. m. and 5 p. m. daily. Departures from these cities will be 9:30 a. m. and 6 p. m. Local boarding times will be computed daily and each passenger will be notified in the evening before his flight as to the exact local boarding time, making advance reservations necessary. The Algona Hotel is the reservation and ticket agent for the Sky Coach service. Rates for passengers have not yet been announced. Spring Foils As Mercury Drops To -6 Algona Youth Admits Theft Of An Auto A 15-year old Algona boy admitted to a probation officer here this week that it was he who took a 1965 Ford owned by John Tielebein, Algona, on the evening of Feb. 9. The youth stated he took the car from the spot where it was parked near Trinity Lutheran church and drove it to Whittemore and back. He said there was no one with him at the time. Originally, it was reported to police that two boy shad been seen looking through cars near the church. After 1 the car was reported missing, it was located two hours later in the parking lot at St. Cecelia's Catholic church on East North Street. The two churches are about four blocks, apart. According to the original report, the auto was not damaged but had been driven about 25 miles while it was missing. It is not known exactly what action will be taken in the case. File 2 Charges In Court On License Matter S-City, Armstrong Residents Hurt Spring became winter in this area Tuesday when the mercury dipped to a frigid -6 following several days of very nice weather. The high for the period was 47 degrees the first day of the month - and lows preceding the sudden dip ranged from 14 to 32. There wasatraceof snow Monday- but the forecast for the next few days calls for fair and warmer with no precipitation foreseen. Here are the readings: H L S Mar. 1 47 25 Mar. 2 45 32 Mar. 3 36 26 Mar. 4 38 21 Mar. 5 28 24 Mar. 6 41 14 Mar. 7 39-6 Tr. Mar. 8 — 0 Long Beach Picnic The date of Saturday, March 25, has been set for the 67th Iowa Winter Picnic to be held at Recreation Park, Long Beach, Calif. The program will begin at 12:30 p. m. Two Algona chiropractors, Darrell Arnold, D. C., and Melbourne R. Baldwin, were charged with practicing medicine without a license in separate petitions by the State of Iowa in district court here this week. According to the petitions, the State Dept. of Health made a request upon the attorney general of the state, Richard C. Turner, that injunction proceedings be instituted against the defendants. The state asks that the defendants be enjoined and restricted from the practice of medicine and surgery without a license and charges each with practicing same. The petitions also claim the defendants have assumed incidental duties common to a physician and surgeon and that they have publicly professed to be physicians and surgeons, and have prescribed and furnished treatments for human ailments and bodily diseases. Allegedly, neither of the defendants has a license to practice medicine and surgery. The petitions ask that the two be enjoined from practicing or engaging in the practice of medicine and surgery in Iowa without the license required by law; seeks a temporary injunction and permanent injunction against the practice upon a final hearing. D. C. Hutchison, plaintiff, conservator of property of the estate of Helen Hawkins, filed a petition against Agnes and Lyle Alexander, defendants, asking that a purported real estate contract between Mrs. Hawkins, 86, and the defendants be cancelled and decreed null and void. As the current term of district court opened, .the grand jury reported for action and will probably serve through Thursday. No decisions by that body will be known until that time. Judge G. W. Stillman heard two non-jury cases Monday and Tuesday, deciding that the executor was proper in the estate of August Helmke and taking the other matter, Luke T. McGuire vs. Ken Kiburz et al, under advisement. Another case, Robert L. Lynch et al vs. Paul F. Larson, began at 9 a. in. Wednesday. The judge fined E. A. Hood $300 and court costs when the latter entered a plea of guilty to a charge of OMVI Monday. It was a first offense and appeal bond was set at $500. Petit jurors are slated to report for duty here at 10 a. in. Monday, March 13. A 15-year old Armstrong girl, Lana Rankin, remains at Lutheran hospital, Ft. Dodge, where she was rushed suffering from a severe leg cut after a one-car mishap Saturday at 4 p. m. on highway 169 about six miles north of Humboldt. Driver of the vehicle, Mrs. Vivian Butterfield, 63, Swea City, and another passenger, Janna Pfeil, 17, also of Armstrong, were also taken to the hospital where they remained for observation and treatment. The Rankin girl is reportedly in satisfactory condition. The other two sustained cuts and bruises. The auto, a 1966 Corvair, is shown in the above photo. It landed on its top after rolling several times - and officials who investigated stated they could not understand how anyone could escape serious injury in such a mishap. Mrs. Butterfield and the two girls, who were returning from the State Future Homemakers of America convention at Des Moines, were all thrown out of the auto. The vehicle hit a curb along the highway as Mrs. Butterfield pulled over when she met a truck coming from the opposite direction. Miss Rankin was pinned under the vehicle when it landed on her right leg. One of the injured persons can be seen at the right in the photo. (Photo by Humboldt Republican) County Dog Damage Claims Strain Repayment Treasury Kossuth Pays On 1 Animal Losses Dogs, usually traveling in packs, really raised heck with a large number of domestic animals on Kossuth county farms last year - proven by the fact that damage payments to farmers totaled $7,009.30 during the 12- month period. Such damage payments are paid once each year - and according to County Auditor Marc Moore, the total during 1966 was probably the largest in county history. No less than 62 farmers filed the proper affidavits for domestic animals killed or injured by dogs or wolves, with payments averaging $113.05 per claim. Such affidavits must be signed by the claimant and two witnesses who viewed the damage (and they cannot be relatives^either before a notary public or an officer at the auditor's office. That's the only way a claim can legally be filed. Payments ranged from a low of $10 to Willis J. Studer to a high of $990 to Ross Inman. Twenty of the claims exceeded $100. The domestic animal normally involved in such a loss is the sheep, which has no means of protecting itself from attack. Chickens and small pigs are also listed among the victims each Area School For Girl Drop-Outs Is Outlined Nephew Killed Mrs. Don Prieskorn, Algona, received news of the fatal accident southwest of Ft. Dodge Saturday evening in which her nephp-v was one of three killed. Hi is the son of Mrs. Genevieve Young of Ft. Dodge, sister of Mrs. Prieskorn, who has for several days been in Ft. Dodge with Mrs. Young Mrs. R. B. Thomas, Ft. Dodge, met with school heads at Garrigan and Algona High last week to explain the availability of a public school at Ft. Dodge for the school girl unmarried or married mother. The school at Ft. Dodge, which is a center for the project, has been in operation for a year and there are normally about 15 girl students enrolled. Funds granted by the U. S, Children's Bureau to the Iowa Children's Home Society are used for the special project. Under the set-up, which Is aimed at keeping pregnant school girls from dropping out of school, although they always drop out of their local high school, thus allowing them to continue their education with girls having the same reason for dropping out. The Ft. Dodge center is available to all pregnant (unmarried or married) girls 17 or younger— and there are no restrictions based on race, religion or ability to pay. Schooling is free as it is part of the public school system-and families of the girls are asked to pay (in proportion to their ability to do so) the actual cost of all other services as needed. The State Dept. of Public Instruction, Ft. Dodge Public School System and State Dept. of Health all cooperate in the project. During 1963-64, 17.2 percent (562) of the 3,274 girls who dropped out of Iowa schools were pregnant and another 971 dropped out to get married. Many do not continue their schooling — and centers such as the one at Ft. Dodge just might be the answer to a severe problem. Anyone wishing further information may receive it by writing to Mrs. Beth Woods, 604 State Bank Bldg., Ft. Dodge, la. Garrigan Will Host Diocesan CYO Debaters Garrigan High School will host the Diocesaiv CYO Debate Meet Sunday, March 12. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., four rounds of debate will be conducted on the topic, "Resolved: That the foreign aid program of the United States should be lim'ted to non-military assistance." Representing Garrigan on the affirmative team are Ron Gilbride and Mark Prieskorn; on the negative side are Patricia Besch and Mary Kay Miller. This same team will travel to Cherokee March 11 for the Debate finals in the Iowa High School Speech association competition. year. Money in the domestic animal fund here comes from dog licenses. If, as was the case during 1966, the fund is not large enough to handle all the claims for that year, there is a reserve fund, also made up of dog license money, which may be used. If the time should come when the regular and reserve funds would not handle the claims, the board of supervisors then has the right to pro-rate the payments, percentage-wise - and in that case the claimants would not receive the entire amount of money asked. A claimant, in order to file an affidavit, must also swear that he has not received any compensation through insurance for his loss. It is felt that a high percentage of claims filed here are legitimate. The auditor's office said the following were the 10 highest claims paid during 1966: Ross Inman - $990, 45 lambs; Max King, $475, 19 sheep killed; Virgil L. Jensen, $453, 11 ewes and one 50-lb. lamb killed; Kent Seely, $425, 14 sheep killed; Cletus Dorr, $300, eight 150-lb ewes killed; Roger Hoover, $275, 3 registered sheep killed; Ross Inman, $275, 13 feeding lambs killed, 20-30 injured; Virgil Preston, $200 six ewes carrying lambs killed, four injured; Henry Grandgenett, $175, 4 lambs, 11 ewes killed; James A. Rosenmeyer, $160, eight 4050 Ib. pigs killed. Control of the problem is difficult. Most of the dogs who pay the price for their raids are shot by farmers whose animals have been killed or injured. Last year, Supervisor Garry McDonald and a couple of farmers managed to kill some of the marauders in the area north of Algona. There seems to be no perfect solution to the problem. Re-Schedule Meeting Here The farmstead planning meeting concerning swine facilities, originally scheduled Feb. 23, has been rescheduled for March 14 from 9:30 to 3:15 p.m. at the Extension office in Algona. Vernon M. Meyer and Fred W. Roth, ag. engineering specialists from Iowa State University, will conduct the meeting.

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