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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 16, 1967
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Clear Pictures - More News - Largesf Circulation Upper BY RUSS WALLER Algona JayCees have decided to enter a Miss Algona in both the Swea City Fair and Field Day, and the Miss Kossuth- Wlnnebago Pageant. Bob Bomgaars and Mark Seeley were named as co-chairmen of the project, with a candidate to be ' selected from the beauties at Algona High or Garrlgan High... our sympathy to Bob and Mark; only one girl can be made completely happy, no matter how diplomatic they are. * * * One thing about the small-time thief who got away with some cash at both the Methodist and St. Cecelia churches over the weekend, he played no favorites. * * * We'll miss a consistent entry In our yearly Grid Guessers Contest next fall .... John Grotte, despite advancing years, never missed a week of personally dropping them Into the contest box each Saturday morning, and he rated the winner's circle more than once. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Glen Harms returned recently from the area of Bronson, Mo. with some mighty good luck at trout fishing, and had the fish to prove it, 4-4 1/2 Ib. rainbows. Glen says he discovered the real lazy man's way of fishing .... they found a spot where the fish were biting, sat on a dock, used cheese for bait on their hook, and wow I * * * Being "charged" with something doesn't necessarily mean a person is guilty .... a person can be "charged 1 ' with almost anything, but it must be proved .... there is a difference. * * * There will also be quite a difference in Iowa driving if those 65-foot trucks start roaring down our roads. Wonder what the legislature is thinking of I f * * * Disclosure of the multitude of $20,000 jobs that abound in Washington in government circles set a good many citizens to fuming, especially along about income tax time .... like the doorkeeper who gets $28,500 a year .... It was a sad commentary of the state of affairs when a newer member of Congress was quoted as saying: "Everybody around here is being paid too much-but what can you do about it T Why can't honest and conscientious members of Congress "do some-r thing about It ?" Back in the 1700's they had a tea party in Boston that "did something about it" in solving a problem of that time .... maybe a good "tea party" in Washingtort would be in order. We were a little curious as to why Pat McEnroe, former Algonan, left a good-paying job up in the Twin Cities to enter the motel business at Prescott, Wise,, where the St. Croix river meets the Mississippi, and Pat had a little explanation the other day while he was visiting in Algona. It seems he had his car stolen, and the thief turned out to be a young neighbor boy .... this set Pat to thinking, especially with regard to his own growing family and city environment. "My wife and I decided that if we wanted to raise our family without some of the problems of the city, we'd better make a change," said Pat, and they did, They're still only about 30 miles from St. Paul, and with 60 units and a big layout there'll be a lot of work at their "Motel St. Croix Heights", but the air is fresher and neighbor kids aren't stealing cars. * * * Definition: (From the Algona Toastmaster Bulletin)-Work is the annoyance people must endure between coffee breaks 1 * * * Famous Last Line - A compliment a day keeps the quarrels away. ESTABLISHED 186S Entered as second cUss matter at the postofficf at AlRona. Iowa (50511). Nov. 1. 1832. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 AU5ONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1967 20 Pages - 2 Sections VOL. 101 NO. 21 Area Queens Vie For Miss Shamrock Anna K, Smith Funeral Held Here Wednesday LINDA HOEPPNER Miss Swea City Burt Youth Is Unhurt When Car Rolls Over Gary D. Huber, 17, Burt, escaped injury when the auto he was driving rolled over in a ditch 4 1/2 miles east of Burt at 9:30 a. m. Wednesday, March 8. A tire on the vehicle blew out and the youth pulled the auto over on a soft shoulder and it rolled over. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $650 by Paul Schweiger, Burt policeman who investigated. Two minor mishaps were in- vistigated here early Wednesday morning, March 15, by police. At 7:30 a. m., cars driven by Don Budlong, 39, Titonka, and Paul H. Hoist, 18, Fenton, collided at the Intersection of Call and Hall streets, with damage to the vehicles estimated at $245. Hoist was charged with failing to yield the right-of-way. Twenty minutes later, cars driven by Ellis Mains and Mads P. Christiansen, both of Algona, collided on East State street, with $40 damage resulting to the auto driven by Mains. Congressman Mayne Will Visit County Sixth District Congressman Wiley Mayne, Republican, will be honored at a luncheon at the Johnson House here at 12:15 p.m. Friday, then will meet any constituents wishing to talk with him at the board room at the courthouse from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Anyone, regardless of party affiliation, may attend the luncheon and also talk with the Congressman during the session at the courthouse. "I am looking forward to seeing as many folks in the eastern part of the Sixth District as possible, during this short visit, Mr. Mayne stated this week. Ho will be back in the district during the Easter recess for a longer visit. At this time, he will make stops in Kossuth, Humboldt and Palo Alto counties. He will join other officials at Emmetsburg for the annual St. Patrick's Day celebration and plans to attend the Miss Shamrock Pageant Friday evening and the parade the following afternoon. He will be at Humboldt during the morning Friday. Heart Surgery LEDYARD - Mrs. Larry DeBoer, the former Pamela Keil, underwent heart surgery at the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D. C. on Wednesday, March 8. Her husband 2nd Lt. Larry DeBoer, is currently on leave prior to assignment to Vietnam. The DeBoers plan to visit their parents here at the end of the month if she continues to improve. Two Licen$e$ Two wedding licenses were issued here this week at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson. They went to Ernest Godfredson and Katherine Krause, March 9; and Randall L. Leininger and Sara J. Boeckholt, March 11. BRIDGET QUINN Miss Bancroft Eight attractive and talented young ladies, Including several from Kossuth County area schools will compete in the Miss Shamrock Pageant at Corrigan Hall in Emmetsburg Friday night. The girls will parade in casual wear, perform a talent specialty number, answer a question to test their poise and parade in evening gowns. The winner will be crowned "M.'ss Shamrock 1967" in conjunction with Emmetsburg's annual St. Patrick's Day program. Miss Shamrock 1967 will receive a beautiful trophy and a $50 savings bond. The area girls and their specialty numbers are: Bridget Quinn, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Quinn will represent Bancroft St. John's Catholic High. She will read a poem "The Leprechaun." Pam Chism, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Chism, will represent West Bend Community High. She will give a dramatic speech "Penny." Linda Hoeppner will be Miss Swea City. She has been most active in earlier years in county 4-H activities. The Pageant will begin at 7:30 p. m. Ken Kew of KGLO TV, Mason City, will return as master of ceremonies. John Kelly of Emmetsburg will provide organ music throughout the pageant. The Fort Dodge Cornhuskers, tenor Roger Pierott and Alyce Jones, Miss Shamrock, 1966, will entertain with song. The five judges will include Marie Mushro, Miss Iowa, 196566; Pamila Kae Ericson, Miss Iowa, 1966-67; and Don Mullin, mayor of Sioux City. Rita Thatcher and Barbara Papadakes are advisors to the contestants. Name John Love President-Elect Of Rotary Club Algona Rotarians held their annual election of officers, Monday noon, and John Love was named president. He will succeed Gordon Schmidt. Earl Lierley was named vice president, Don Kingfield, secretary, Stew McFadden, treasurer, Don Deal and Milo Dailey, directors. The new officers will take office July 1, The club is planning to send a large delegation to Cedar Falls, April 7-8 for the district conference. This is the same conference that Algona hosted a year ago. Jury Hearing Damage Case, District Court A district court jury began hearing testimony in a damage suit, Edgington vs. Origer, Tuesday. The jurors were selected Monday and Judge G. W. Stillman is presiding. Jurors serving are Charles Reese, Earl Jorgenson, Burton Hanson, Fred Ploeger, Grace Delkmann, Grace DeWaard, Lloyd Thoreson, Henry Larson, Florence Hayden, Elvin Boeckholt, Clarice Krantz and Oscar Tlndall, with Louis Lickteig, alternate. In the petition filed May 27, 1965, the plaintiff is seeking $50,000 each on two counts due to injuries sustained in a car mishap at West Bend. A divorce was granted to Viola Crowley from John V. Crowley, with the plaintiff awarded custody of 10 minor children and $30 per week support. PAM CHISM Miss West Bend SWflGranT To Continue Economic Aid The Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc., Emmetsburg, la., received word Monday, March 13, of their Conduct and Administration grant. "Pleased to inform you of approval of grant of $28,141 to your agency to assist Jn financing your Community Action Program under Title II-A of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. This grant will take effect upon consent by the Governor of your state to your program." This grant will maintain the administration of the local four- county office for a twelve month period. The four counties are Emmet, Palo Alto, Pocahontas and Kossuth. The programs administered by the local office are Head Start and Neighborhood Youth Corps. Upper Des Moines has an eight month Head Start program in operation at the present time. The cost of the present program is $17,054. A large summer Head Start project Is being planned. This will serve 150 children between the ages of four and five. Classes are planned in Estherville, Ringsted, Graettinger, Emmetsburg, Laurens, Pocahontas, Algona and Bancroft. The local school officials have given excellent cooperation in this proposal. The Federal cost of this program is $36,891. The Upper Des Moines administers a Neighborhood Youth Corps project that was funded Dec. 21, 1966. The Federal cost of this program is $69,720. There are 74 low income youths working in the four county area as they go to school. They average ten hours per week at $1.25 per hour. Most of this work is done in the school. There are nine out-of-school youths working for 32 hours per week at $1.25 per hour. These are usually school dropouts. There will also be employment for thirty five summer enrollees between the ages of 16 and 21. They must come from low income homes. The local office of Economic Opportunity also works with On the Job Training, Manpower Development Training Act and other manpower programs. M, Peter Hart is the local director, and Craig Ford is the assistant director. Rev. T. C. Nash of Pocahontas is the president of the board of directors, Joe Straub, Algona attorney, is vice president, Mrs. JoAnnRitt- gers of West Bend is secretary, and Rev. Jack McCreary of Gruver is treasurer. Light Snow This area was whitened during the night Tuesday as an estimated half-inch of snow moved in. A trace of snow was also registered the preceding day and a trace of rain Monday. High during the three days was 37 degrees Monday and the low, 20 degrees early Wednesday. The mercury is supposed to be on an upward swing again during the latter part of the week. Young Demos Young Democrats of Kossuth county will hold a meeting this Saturday, March 18, at 8 p. m. in the Algona Hotel. All interested persons, 17-22 years of age, are invited. Funeral services for Anna K. Smith, 87, Algona resident for a number of years, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday In the Presbyterian church, with Rev. Walter Morz officiating. Burial followed at Rlverview cemetery and McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Raymond Metzen, John Simon, Ernest Egel, Herman Pooch, Alfred Freilinger and Fred Gelgel. Mrs. Smith, who resided with her daughter, Edna, at 610 East Oak street here, died Sunday afternoon at St. Ann hospital where she had been a patient since March 1. She was born at Ottawa, ni., daughter of Christian and Marge retta Relchel Hoffman, June 18, 1879. She married Casper J. Smith at Humboldt March 10, 1902 and they farmed near Ll- vermore after their marriage, then moved to a farm south of Algona. He preceded her in death in 1933. Mrs. Smith and her daughter moved to town in 1950. She was preceded in death by two children, Harold and Frances (Mrs. Vern Rutledge), three brothers and four sisters. Her daughter; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren survive. 31st Annual Spanish War Dinner Set The 31st annual Spanish- American War Veterans' Banquet will be held at the VFW hall here April 22, beginning with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are now available to the public at $1.50 each. Howard Schoonover, who lives at Eagle Grove, only surviving member of the Spanish-American War in this area, will be guest of honor at the event. Co-honorees will be World War I veterans who reside in this area. Spanish-American war veterans merged with other veteran organizations and formed the VFW. The original Spanish- American organization in this area consisted of 40 members and the VFW here now lists 200 members, including veterans of the Spanish-American, World Wars I and n, the Korean War and war in Vietnam Wm. H. Moeding Of LuVerne Succumbs At 64 Funeral services for William H. Moeding, 64, were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran church with Rev. R. T. Mueller officiating. Burial was in VernonTwp. cemetery, Hardy, with the Blake Funeral Home, LuVerne, in charge. Mr. Moeding died early last Sunday at Lutheran hospital, Ft, Dodge, where he was admitted five days before as a medical patient. Surviving are a daughter and a son, Mrs. Margaret Whiteley, Mitchellville, and Darrell, Estherville; seven grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Frank Moeding, Sr., Hardy; and a brother, Frank, Jr., LuVerne. A lifelong resident of the Lu- Verne area, Mr, Moeding was self-employed as an auto mechanic. He was a member of Zion church. Teen Dance Is Slated Friday Night Here The J & B Music Store is sponsoring a teen dance Friday, March 17, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the VFW Hall in Algona. Live entertainment will be provided by the Shymen and adult chaperones will be on hand. Several prizes will be given away in a drawing. Registration slips for this drawing appeared in the March 9 issue of the Upper Des Moines. Indictment, Jury Decision In Fatal Fight & Shooting Evidence Not Sufficient For More Action Victim Monday Afternoon "The Grand Jury refuses to find an Indictment against any person or pers;ons as a result of said Incident." That was the decision handed down bytheKos- suth Grand Jury this week after that body heard evidence relating to a shooting incident north of Algona Oct. 29, 1966, in which one man was killed. Roger Jensen, Lone Rock, served as foremsin of the jury, with Charles Bormann, Whittemore; Herman Fran;:en, Titonka; Clem Helar, Bancroft; Walter Klocke, Ledyard; Margaret Laage, Fenton; Lester Loase, Wesley; Ervin Link, Swea. City; June Mawdsley, Algona; Jack Quinn, Lone Rock; Henry Rustemeir, Lakota; and ErwinSchwietert, Burt, other members serving. According to its report, the Grand Jury convened March 7 and heard evidence that day and the next, relating to the incident, Involving Kenneth Edgar Elwood, Harley Alvln Scott, Earl Melvin Eller and Dennis Eugene Eller. After hearing all of the evidence presented, it was the opinion of the jury that an indictment should not be found since all evidence taken together was not such as In the judgment of the jury, if unexplained, would warrant a conviction by the trial jury. About eijjht witnesses wore reported to have appeared before the Grand Jury. No charge has ever been filed since the shooting occurred late Saturday afternoon, Oct. 29,1966, 2 1/2 miles northeast of Algona along a county road. Scott, then 40, died of bullet wounds at the scene; Elwood, then 39, was shot in the head and left shoulder and remains at present in critical condition at University Hospitals, Iowa City; Earl Eller, then 32, sustained bullet wounds in the lower abdomen and leg; and Dennis Eller, then 34, was bruised, allegedly by a chain with which he said he was struck during the fray. Many officers from the area, and others called in, Investigated the shooting at the time. The incident was apparently the result of an earlier argument in a local tavern between the Ellers, who live here, and the other men, who were here trimming trees. Officers have never been able to interview Elwood, who has never regained consciousness. The Grand Jury also investigated and looked into facilities at the county jail and county home Monday. They found the jail small, but adequate for present needs. They also reported it as clean and commended the people In charge for keeping the facilities up as they have. With the assistance of Charles Plathe and Andrew Reislng, supervisors, they toured the county home, found It clean and commended those in charge of the operation. The jury also recommended the board inquire into the possibility of purchasing lockers or dressers for men residents at the home, Survey Shows Electric Rates Are Low Here Electric power rates in Algona are substantially lower than those in nearby communities of comparable size, according to a survey made by the Algona Municipal Utilities. Quoting figures provided by T, James Palmer, superinten- dant of the local utilities, the average Algona consumer pays $8.91 for 500kilowatt hours. This compares to the average Iowa rate of $11.37. Neighboring towns charge the following rates based on 500 kwh: Clear Lake, $12.36; Eagle Grove, $13,35; Emmetsburg, $13.20; Fort Dodge, $11.13; and Humboldt, $13.20. A well-known area farmer, William A. Hannover, 49, died of a heart attack while working in the barn on his farm located three miles east of Whittemore Monday afternoon. Mrs. Hannover, who was also In the area of the barn, spoke to him and when he didn't answer, she found him lying on the floor. The Whittemore fire department was called and a re- suscltator used, but to no avail. Funeral services for Mr. Hannover will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) in St. Paul's Lutheran church at Whittemore, with Rev. Cleo Kautsch officiating. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery and McCullough's Funeral Chapel Is In charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Alfred, Lawrence and Elvin Meyer, Victor Dau, Wayne Gade and Edwin Greinert. The son of William and Mary Roeber Hannover, William A. Hannover was born at Whittemore July 13, 1917 and married Elna Ruhnke at Fenton March 23, 1941. He was a lifelong resident of the area. According to all reports, his health had been good before he sustained the fatal attack. Besides his wife, survivors Include two daughters, Sandra and Mary, and a son, Wayne, all, at home; his parents, Whittemore; one sister, Lucinda (Mrs. Alfred Blerstedt), Algona; and brother, Rudolph, Whittemore. ssss; Algonan Returns Friday, Guest Speaker Here To Break Ground Sunday For New Lutheran Church First Lutheran Church of Algona has announced that ground will be broken for its new building on Sunday, March 19, at 3 p. m. The service for blessing of the site and ground-breaking will be held at the site at the east end of North street. The Rev. Dr. Raynold J. Llngwall of Des Moines will be the speaker and turn the first spadeful. Dr. Llngwall is president of the Iowa Synod of the Lutheran Church in America, and has been in Algona on numerous occasions In the life of First Lutheran. In addition to civic leaders who have been asked to bring greetings, pastors of the Algona Ministerial Union and surrounding Lutheran churches will be honored guests. The public is also cordially invited to attend. The service will be held regardless of weather, but will be shortened if conditions demand. The contractor, Forest City Improvement Co., plans to begin work the next day. Officials of the local congregation will also 'turn the spade.' Following the service, coffee will be served all members of the congregation and honored guests in the present church. Kossuth Draft Chairman Gives His Opinions Milton Norton, chairman of the county draft board, this week stated that the present draft law will automatically expire June 30, with proposed changes to be made in the new law. He is not in favor of the college deferment and stated that many young men are attending college who might not otherwise further their education if there were not the prospect of their being drafted. He stated, "I feel that the economy of the county would not be upset as much if the younger men were drafted. The older men have already settled in jobs and are married. I am In favor of drafting the younger men, who then could finish their education following their term of service. At present, they are taking more older men, who have to leave jobs and families." Mr. Norton is not in favor of the proposed lottery system of drafting. "That is how they got their men in World War I and it caused lots of hardship." He is definitely in favor of retaining local draft boards. "Who else would know the situations and conditions except a local man 7" he asked. He continued, "A local board is better able to judge who should be called, with less inequity than there would be by the lottery system." He feels that such a change will not be made. "Many don't realize the tremendous cost of freedom and the benefits of living in this country, and many will not fight for them," he concluded. Other members of the board include Richard Godfredson of Algona, "Zip" Koons of Swea City, Dennis Dreesman of Titonka and Lawrence Menke of Bancroft. Annual Meeting Kossuth County Livestock Feeders will hold their annual meeting, March 28 at the VFW hall, Swea City, at 12 noon. Speakers will be Charles Phelps, national president of Hastings, la., and >r. Self, lo«»> state Universih. KEITH YOUNG Keith Young, son of Mrs. L. S. Young of Algona, and now wrestling coach at Cedar Falls high school, will be the featured speaker, Friday evening, at a pot luck dinner and program here sponsored by the Wrestling Boosters Club. The affair will be held at the high school annex, starting at 6:30 p.m. All parents, wrestling boosters, cheerleaders, school officials and faculty, are invited. Keith is a three-time national champion in the 1451b, class from S.C.I, as an undergraduate. He graduated from Algona high in 1947 and S.C.L in 1951. He Is also president of the Wrestling Coaches Ass'n of Iowa. Clint Young, Algona state champion In the 1967 high tourney, at 145 Ibs. also, is Keith's nephew. Host School Law Meeting Algona will host one of nine regional meetings scheduled this month to discuss school legislation. The meeting here will be held at 7:45 p. m., March 23. The discussions, to be attended by school board members, superintendents, legislators and others, are sponsored by the Iowa Association of School Boards, the Iowa Association of School Administrators and the State Department of Public Instruction.

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