Bancroft Firm Clear Pictures - More News - largest Circulation Bancroft's newest industry is entering its peak season. Quality Manufacturing Company, Inc., which manufactures camper units for mounting on pickup trucks, began operation in Bancroft last September. The business was started by owner - manager Willard Thompson of Lone Rock, Thompson farmed near Lone Rock and was a salesman for other lines of campers before opening his own plant. This industry is in its infancy in this part of the country, Thompson says. The Quality Manufacturing plant is housed in a 60 x 120 foot building. The company owns a full city block behind the plant which will fill any future expansion needs. Quality employs 18 local persons plus a sales manager, Rill Hardy, and three factory representatives on the road. Production now averages about 2 1/2 units per week. It will increase to five units by the end of the month, and 10 units in the near future. Chris Lien Of S-City Passes; Funeral Held Services for Chris Lien, 86, were held at 2 p. m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran church in Swea City. Burial was at Harrison twp. cemetery. Garry Funeral Home, Bancroft, was In charge of arrangements. Mr. Leln died Wednesday at Golden Age Nursing Home in Webster City. He was born May 13, 1880 in Northland, Norway. He came to this country in 1905 after receiving his education in Norway, He married Marie Stomlien in Norway. On July 2, 1949 he married Ann Leeber at Webster City. He farmed In Humboldt and Kossuth counties and was also a butcher. Survivors include his wife; four sons, Arthur of Webster City, Morris, Carl and Lawrence, all of Swea City; one stepson, Joseph Leeber, Longmont, Colo.; three daughters, Mrs. Arnold McFarland, Swea City, Mrs. Vern Black, Inglewood, Calif., and Mrs. Arthur Merrill, Humboldt; 17 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Wesley Legion Buys Building WESLEY - A business transaction was completed the past week whereby the American Legion Post No. 428 became the owners of the Lease and Lease brick building presently housing the U. S. Postofflce on Main street. With a floor space of 2,200 square feet, the Legion Post will have room for intended social expansions, as there is also a full basement of similar size. The building was erected in 1938 following a fire which destroyed their frame building next to the Hauptman garage. The Lease brothers, Lester and the late Ammon, were in the hardware business from 1914 to 1952, when they sold out to Maurice DeBoer, who in turn sold out in 1959. Algona Upper Be* jWotne* ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered *l second cits* matter at the pottofftce at Atgona, Iowa (50511). Nov. t. 1939. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 1967 One Section- 8 Pages VOL. 101 NO. 24 Concert Drive Slated, District Court In Algona Starts Today Vehicle Sales Hit 26 Here In Past Week Sales of new vehicles hit 21 in Kossuth county last week, according to records at the office of County' Treasurer Don Jorgenson. Owners are: • Chevrolet - L. R. Elbert, Whittemore, truck; P. L. Elsbecker, Bancroft, pickup; L. L. and Sandra Sondergaard, Ledyard; Vivian K. Butterfield, Swea City; Mary Helen Cassel, Algona; 0. W. Beenken, Swea City; G. W. Mayland, Titonka. Ford - Everds Bros., Algona, pickup; C. W. Hauswirth, Corwith, pickup; Wm. Carsten, Swea City. Dodge - R. E. Gronbach, Livermore, pickup; G. E. Becker, Burt. Pontlac - J. J. or Allida Harms, Burt; R. H. or Marie Muller, Algona. Mercury - Richard Spear, La- kotaj W. W. Brack, Lakota; P. A. or Patricia Bernhard, Bancroft. Olds - Christine M. McCullough, Algona. Cadillac - J. M. or Isebelle Berte, Bode. White - Buscher Bros., Algona, truck. Sherwood MH - J. D. or Deanna Campbell, Lakota, Summer Temps Halted During Easter Sunday Summer moved through Xos- suth county for a couple of days during the week - with highs of 82 and 78 registered at .the official weather station Friday and Saturday. Easter, however, was far from lovely as mist dampened many new bonnets and ensembles for church goers Sunday morning. Low mark during the period was 28 degrees Thursday - and total rainfall amounted to .19" which settled a little of the dust accumulated during the wind storm Friday. Here are the readings: March 23 March 24 March 25 March 26 March 27 H 62 82 78 42 L R 28 39 37 34 .15" 34 .04" Fund Drive For Fair Barbecue Coming Along A preliminary financial report meeting of the barbecue committee of the Kossuth County Fair was held Thursday night- and according to Ray Cunningham, president of the County Beef Producers, and Dick Kuecker, president of the County Pork Producers, co-chairmen of the event, to be held in August, contributions to date have exceeded expectations. The committee will continue a drive for funds to assure the success of the barbecue, which has become a stellar attraction An Algona farmer, Stephen L. Loss, was awarded $1,200 by a district court jury here last Wednesday for the death of six of his cattle following a mishap, which occurred Nov. 26, 1965. Defendant in the matter was Roger C. Scott, who had filed a cross-petition asking a total of $1,430 for damage to his auto and personal damage, the result of the same mishap. Four cattle owned by Mr. Loss were killed outright and two others had to be destroyed. Scott's counter-suit was not allowed. Next up on the trial docket here is another damage matter. A total of six suits will be tried at once. They were filed by Howard and Corrine Miller as the result of a mishap Dec. 11, 1964 at the intersection of South Phillips and McGregor streets here and defendants are Virginia and Gary Dodds. Drivers of the autos were Corrine Miller and Virginia Dodds. Mrs. Miller asks $25,000 for personal injuries; her husband seeks $10,000 for loss of her services; anddamagesfor four children, Jeffrey, $10,000, David, Mike and Curtis, $5,000 each- a total of $60,000. The Jury was to be drawn Tuesday morning. Judge G. W. Stillman fined Kenneth H. Johnson $300 and costs In district court last week for OMVL He was arrested Sept. 23,1966 on East Call street here and bound over to district court earlier. One new case was filed. Arthur Olsen, plaintiff, is asking $343.98 for damage to his auto, which •truck a hog owned by Pfeffer on McGregor Road 5 1/2 miles east of Algona Sept. 19,1966. Cars Damaged Seriously In Tuesday Crash A 2-car crash three miles north of Algona on highway 169 at 4:25 p. m. Tuesday resulted in an estimated $1,700 damage to the vehicles involved. Drivers of the autos were Kenneth K. Jones, 49, Lone Rock, and Michael T. Boekelman, 18, Algona. Damage to the autos was $850 each, according to Patrolman Charles Bird who investigated. Both vehicles were hoaded north at the time and Jones started to pass Boekelman as the latter began a left turn. The Jones vehicle wound up in the west ditch and the car driven by Boekelman in the east ditch. Jones was charged with an overtaking a vehicle violation. Graveside Rites Graveside rites for David Charles Glndling, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Gindling, Cedar Falls, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Laubenthal, Algona, will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Calvary cemetery here today CTuesday), The baby died Thursday at Cedar Falls, the day after he was born prematurely. Msgr. P. P. Gearen will officiate at the rites and Hamilton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 800 Youngsters In Easter Egg Hunt Algeria's annual Easter Egg Hunt was a huge success at Call State Park Saturday morning, with an estimated 800 children of all ages taking part in the search. There were many prize winners, the result of special eggs with numbers on them and practically every child present managed to find at least one egg. All were also presented with a candy bar from the Salesmen's Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce, sponsors of the, event. The hunt started at 9 a. m. - and the youngsters shown in the three photos above were all having pretty good luck while conducting a search among the trees near the shelter house. Four separate areas were roped off, dividing the hunting ground so different age groups could be handled. Algeria Girl Scouts decorated and prepared the eggs. (UDM Polaroid Photos) The membership campaign for the 1967-68 Community Concert season will begin today (March 28) and continue through April 8. The opening week of the campaign will be directed at renewal of memberships from the past season, with new memberships to be solicited the second week. The Monterrey Boys Choir has already been signed to appear here during the next season, sometime In November, and three other fine shows will be lined up at the conclusion of the membership drive. Headquarters for the drive will be set up at Bjustrom Furniture here and will be open from 12 to 5 p. m. beginning April 3. Anyone wishing inlormation on the drive may call 295-5183. Workers who will be serving during the drive Include-Algona, Mrs. Kyle Keith and Mrs. Ted Smith, co-chairmen; and the following teams: Mrs. Nat Bangs, Mesdames Terry McGuire, John Schutter, Donald Trupke, Mel Bay, Julian Chrlschilles, Andrew Cubit, J. G. Clapsaddle, Wade Sullivan, Richard Burt and Barbara Haggard. Mrs. Jerry Leaneagh, Mesdames Helen Mikes, Kirk Hayes, Don Tietz, James Whittemore, Royal Nold, Ed Gilmore, James Hinton, Donald Ferris, Richard Thoreson and James Dodds. Mrs. Ron Taylor, Mesdames M. G. Bourne, Robert Watson, Floyd Holt, James Cowan, Verne McClure, Jack Limbaugh, Richard Mawdsley, Frank Moulton, Everett Anderson and Joe Lowe. Mrs. Tom Cogdall, Mesdames Art Olson, Keith Christie, Wes Bartlett, Gary Everist, Walter Morz, Donald Kingfleld, Karl Kiilsholm, Leighton Misbach, Corrine Shimel and MonicaStorr. Bancroft - Mrs. R. J. Welp and Mrs. E. J. Menke; Burt Mrs. Frank Ryerson; Fenton Mrs. Wilfred Stoeber; Lone Rock - Mrs. Wilfred Radig; Lu- Verne - Mrs. Lucinda Stone; Titonka - Mrs. John Osterman; Wesley - Mrs. Paul Erdman; and Ottosen - Mrs. Vic Meyer, My Fair Lady Three Nights At Garrigan A large cast of Garrigan High School students will be on stage March 28 and 30 and April 2 for production of "My Fair Lady", with curtain time set at 8 p.m. Executive director is Fr. Cecil Friedmann, production director Norbert Rezac, music director Sister Mary Dominica and drama director Sister Mary Ignatius. The complete cast and other details on the presentation appeared last week in the UDM. Janet Angle Of Burt In Honor Society Janet Angle of Burt has been invited to join the University of Iowa chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, scholastic honor society for freshman women. To be eligible for membership in the group, coeds must earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average (halfway between a "B" and "A" average) for one semester or for one academic year. The 84 coeds recently invited to join the group are freshmen who qualified for membership after the close of the fall semester. Initiation ceremonies for new members will be held Apr. 27 in Old Capitol. The coeds will join new members of Phi Eta Sigma, freshman honorary society for men, for a banquet in Iowa Memorial Union following the ceremonies. Licenses Expire Iowa sportsmen are reminded today by the State Conservation Commission that their 1966 hunting and fishing licenses will expire March 31. Resident licenses for 1967 season may now be obtained at the county recorder's office. Fees for licenses are: fishing $3, hunting §3, and combination hunting and fishing licenses $5. School Men Favor Boost In Sales & Income Taxes I Legislators From Kossuth Split On Issue School administrators and school board members attending a North Central Iowa school officials meeting in Algona, last Thursday evening at Algona high school Indicated by a majority show-of-hands that they would favor an increase in the Iowa state sales tax of one percent, and higher income taxes, with the surplus funds to be used for school purposes. While exact figures could not be presented, it was stated that a one percent sales tax boost and a sharp percentage increase in the state income tax might also allow for a possible 20 percent reduction in property taxes. The point was clear, however, the extra revenue from sales tax and Income tax would be extra money for school purposes. The meeting was one of a series sponsored throughout Iowa by the Iowa Association of School boards, Iowa Association of School Administrators, and the State Department of Public Instruction. The series was planned to foster discussion of pending school legislation, but the Algona session bogged down on the complicated and related Issues of state aid for schools and property tax relief. A number of area members of the state legislature were also present. Two Kossuth legislators at the meeting, Sen. Donald Murray of Bancroft and Rep. Karl Kiilsholm of Algona, are split on the sales tax issue. Sen. Murray, a Democrat, said he apposed the proposed tax increases because he doesn't believe all other revenue sources have been exhausted. Murray said the income tax increase now being discussed by Legislators in Des Moines would be about a 25 per cent hike. Rep. Kiilsholm, a Republican, said he favors the sales tax, feeling it is "one of the fairest." But he said he'd be interested to know how his constituents feel about the issue. Sen Joe Cassidy, Scott County Democrat, warned the group "if you want property tax relief, you're going to have to pay for it." Sen. Cassidy indicated it was doubtful lawmakers would make any significant strides toward property tax relief until they felt their constituents were prepared to accept higher sales and income taxes as a substitute. He also expressed doubt about immediate repeal of Iowa's personal property tax. "It would take $100 million to replace it, and wipe out 23 percent of your bonding base in school districts." Joining Cassidy as panelists at the meeting were Paul Johnston, state superintendent of public instruction, James Alexander, president of the Iowa Association of School Administrators, and Luin Cox, district director of the Iowa Association of School Administrators- One side issue raised at the meeting was whether the extra one-cent sales tax should be specifically earmarked for education. Sen. Cassidy doubted that the Iowa Senate would approve earmarking, but Alexander contended that earmarking would tie school aid to Iowa's economic growth. One lawmaker attending, Rep. Charles Grassley, Butler County Republican, supported earmarking extra revenue rather than depositing it in a surplus fund and letting the Legislature appropriate it every two years. "It's just that much less money for politicians to play around with,' Rep. Grassley said. A straw vote indicated a marjority favored earmarking. One of the interesting comments after the meeting came from a non-school man who said: ^ , v-.., ,*?•*****»** N.F.O. Members Peacefully Buy Up 87 Gallons Milk Six members of the NFO from scattered portions of Kossuth county went to Vogel's Cardinal Store at Burt shortly before 1 p. m. Thursday and purchased 87 gallons (748 Ibs.) of grade A milk in one-half and full gallon cartons. The activity was the first in the county, with the exception of the withholding of milk by a few members, since the peaceful milk holding action was started by the organization in many states a week earlier. Asked what they were going to do with the milk by a UDM reporter, the men replied, "We're going to drink it." Cost of the milk was $13 per hundredweight at retail (which they paid to Mr. Vogel), compared at $4.50 to $5 which farmers receive per hundredweight for grade A milk at the farm. The holding action is for an additional $1 per hundredweight. Once purchased, the milk was taken outside and loaded Into a pickup and trunks of two autos for trips to unknown destinations. NFO members who visited Vogel's are shown here with the milk. They are, left to right, Elmer Anliker, Albert Kramer and Les Fuchsen, Whittemore; Tom Llckteig, Wesluy; and Vic Youngwirth and Don Studer, Corwlth. Mr. Youngwlrth is county president of the organization. A day earlier, a large quantity of milk was dumped by NFO members at Esthervllle. Two men from this area, Ray Kadlng, Lone Rock, and Gerald Maahs, Buffalo Center, took milk that was dumped during the demonstration, (UDM Polaroid Photo by Don Smith) "They suggested just about everything possible in the way of raising more money and more taxes, but I didn't hear one word about any way that expenses might be trimmed." One Car Is Demolished In Mishap Here One auto was totally demolished and another sustained an estimated $350 damage In a 2-car collision at the intersection of Phillips and McGregor streets here at 2:10 a.m. Sunday. No injuries were reported. One driver, Anton B. Becker, 18, Algona, was charged with failing to enter a highway safely by police who investigated. Becker apparently stopped at a stop sign, then pulled into the path of a car driven by Mark Prieskorn, 16, Algona, who was headed south on Phillips. Becker was headed west. The, Becker car was termed a total wreck by the Investigating officer. Algona Youth Is Honored At U Of I Mike Stillman, Algona, is among the 85 University of Iowa freshmen who have been invited to join Phi Eta Sigma, scholastic honor society for freshman men. Men are eligible for membership in Phi Eta Sigma if they have earned a 3.5 grade point average (halfway between a "B" arid an "A" average) or better for their first semester in college. Following the initiation ceremonies on April 27, the members will attend a banquet in Iowa Memorial Union with Alpha Lambda Delta, scholastic honor society for freshmen women. Meet Today The Kossuth Democratic Women will hold a meeting Tuesday, March 28, at the Algona Hotel at 7:30 p. m. All interested persons are cordially invited to attend. Kiwanis 'Kite Day' For Kids Will Be Held On Saturday Saturday will be "Go Fly A Kite Day" in Algona, courtesy of the Algona Kiwanis Club. The annual kite Hying contest will be held starting at 1:15 p. m. at the Bertha Godfrey School, assuming the weather is favorable. There will be 11 category for youthful contestants, as follows: (1) Best hand-made kite (2) Most unusual kite design (3) Largest kite measured by total length of cross bows (4) Smallest kite, same way (5) Best decorated kite (6) Most skillfully handled kite flying (7) Longest kite tail while in flight (8) Highest (9) Hard Luck story (10-11) Best over-all girl and boy prize to ones who do the best job according to theme of contest. Dave Evans Is chairman of the judging committee, Ted Charles is chairman of awards, Rev. Frank Harcey, registrations, and Royal Nold, boys and girl committee. Every contestant who registers will receive a prize, and no contestant shall be over 13 years of age on date of contest. Two Hurt Much Property Damage In Area Crashes Fortunately, only two persons were injured as this area's highways, streets and roads were crowded with a total of seven mishaps, Thursday through Saturday. Hurt, and taken to St. Ann hospital for treatment of bruises and shock, was Lucinda Bierstedt, 52, Algona, whose car left highway 169 at 8 a. m. Saturday, 2 1/2 miles south of Algona. Patrolman Tom Cogdall investigated. She was headed south when she apparently blacked out. The car left the highway and slammed through two fences on a farm tenanted by Bert Olson. The auto wound up on its wheels In the ditch, slightly damaged, and two of Olson's sons gave aid to the injured woman until she was taken to the hospital. No less than four mishaps were reported Friday, none serious. During the afternoon here, a car driven by Janelle Fitzgerald, Fonda, was struck by a car being backed up by Dorothy Leigh, Algona, on Moore street, resulting in an estimated $65 damage; and Luann Holt backed into a parked car owned by Bill Tordoff on South Moore street, resulting in an estimated $125 to the latter vehicle. Both are from Algona. Friday evening, an auto driven by Teresa Berger, Algona, ran into a deer 3 1/2 miles south of Algona on highway 169, resulting in $85 damage to the auto; and autos driven by two Algerians, Rueben McArthur and Bill Baker, collided on South Phillips street, with $45 damage to the latter auto. Nicky McGuire, 6, Burt, got a bump on the shoulder when cars driven by Carol McGuire, Burt, and Victoria Mergen, Algona, collided about noon Thursday at the Intersection of Woodworth and North streets here. Mrs. Mergen was charged with failing to yield the right-of-way and damage to the vehicles was estimated at $425. The other mishap investigated by police occurred Thursday afternoon when an auto driven by Robert D. Elbert, 17, Algona, struck a parked vehicle owned by Henry Mertz, Wesley, on North Roan street. There was an estimated $750 damage to the vehicles and Elbert was charged with failing to have control. Account Matter An account matter was filed in district court here this week, the Dix Bottling Co., Inc., plaintiff, is seeking $556,05 from Ronald R. Factor, defendant.
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