The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 27, 1967 · Page 14
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 27, 1967
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Clear Pictures — More News - Largest Circulation BY RUSS WALLER Friday marks the end of an era. On April 27, all money on deposit in the Algona post- office, and other postoffices around the nation, will cease to draw interest. Funds remaining in the program will be turned over to the Treasury Department to be held in trust until liquidated. At the Algona Postoffice, there remained 15 postal savings accounts still open, totaling some $4,000. Not everyone will remember it, but back around 1930, the postal savings system was about the only place where the average person felt safe in putting any money .... later, with Federal deposit insurance introduced, and banking put on a rejuvenated and sound basis, the postal savings system faded from the picture with its low interest rate. * * * There is one used car dealer in a nearby city who is quickly changing his advertising gimmick .... he advertised that he would allow in dollars the weight of any used car purchaser on the purchase price .... his first customer was a woman who weighed 287 pounds and bought a $295 car I * * * Rita Patterson, LuVerne High senior, is one of 15 Iowa high school girls to be interviewed May 4, opening day of Veishea at Iowa State, for one of six Veishea scholarships to be awarded as part of the ceremonies. * * * We wish that General Westmoreland had not taken the approach that what is costing American lives in Vietnam is because of protests against the war in the U. S. ... what is costing lives, and bleeding the resources of our nation, is the judgment that allowed us to get involved in the first place .... not all dissenters with our present policy are racists or hippies or unshaven college youths .... Senator George McGovern of South Dakota, up for reelection next year, termed our Asian war a "policy of madness" . .. .what is prolonging the conflict is the fact that in the Vietnamese civil war a large number of Vietnam natives are willing to fight and die in opposition to the military power clique that now rules, just as they opposed the French colonial rule for 20 years. .... Gen. Westmoreland, sincere as a military leader, made no effort to explain "why" we are in Vietnam . . ..and it is rather difficult to explain .... opposition to a universal draft isn't new, either .... during the Civil War there were draft riots in New York, due to the fact that a man with money could hire someone else to take his place and thus fulfill his draft obligation .... no one has to whip up patriotism in the United States when our own nation is directly challenged or threatened, as was the case following Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, but there can be considerable doubts as to the wisdom of our mixing in an Asian civil war . ... in the meantine, every American willingly gives the necessary support to every segment of our armed forces, only we can still question the policy of being there in the first place. * * * A news release tells us that an innovation of the postofflce department will be a change in the abbreviation of states. For example Minnesota is to become MN, not Minn. Michigan becomes MI, Kansas is KS, Arizona is cut down to AZ. Definitions - "Self-assured", one who works cross word puzzles with a pen. * * * Then there is the young fellow who was asked why he expected such a large salary to start work. He had a good reply: he said the work was harder when you didn't know anything about it. * * * Famous Last Line- Politicians might not be so cocky if they realized that today's president is tomorrow's six-cent stamp. £Ugqna ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter n: the postofflce nt AlBor.n. To iSOalli, Nciv 1. IH32 under Act of Congress of March 'f. 1 AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1967 Two Sections — 18 Pages VOL. 101 NO. 33 To Reappraise County Real Estate 200 At Y.F.W. Banquet For War Veterans Approximately 200 per sons attended the banquet Saturday evening at the V. F. W. hall, which honored Howard Schoonover of Eagle Grove, only living veteran in this area of the Spanish- American War. Also honored were the members of the Auxiliary of Spanish- American War veterans. Introduced were Mrs. Schoonover and Mrs. Inez Wolfe, as well as Mrs. EmJlie Vescelius of Brltt, past president. Speaking briefly were Mrs. Eva Wille, who is president, secretary and treasurer of the district auxiliary. Also speaking briefly was Mrs. Evelyn Fisher of Webster City, national vice president. Featured speaker of the evening was Earl L. Berg of Swea City, state senior vice commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Phil Diamond was master of ceremonies. Father Bruch gave the invocation and benediction. One of the highlights of the evening was a presentation of a plaque of bronze made from armament of the USS Maine, sunk by the Spanish on Feb. 15, 1898. Presentation was made by Mr. Schoonover and accepted byC. R. Schoby, who stated that it will hold a place of prominence in the display rooms of the Kossuth County Historical Society. Veterans of World War I were recognized, with their wives. They included Herb Adams, Walter Barr, Henry Becker, Lyle J. Black, Raymond Black, Harry Hargreaves, Harvey Johnson, Elmer Jasperson, Frank Koppe- man, Ralph Morgan, Milton Norton, Fred Plumb, Tony Schmitt, Jens Sorensen, Henry Stebritz, Joseph Willger, Wilbur Zeigler, Harry Godden, Bryan Asa, Howard Andrews, Glenn Jenkinson, John Kohlhaas, Marc Moore, V. V. Naudain and Mr. Bentzen. Mishap Here Results In $700 Damage Autos driven by Beverly F. Sypherd and Zora L. Kohl, both of Algona, collided at the intersection of Call and McPherson streets here Monday at 4 p.m., resulting in a charge of failing to yield the right-of-way at a yield sign against the former. Mrs. Kohl was headed west on Call and the Sypherd vechicle was headed north on McPherson when the mishap occurred. Damage to the Kohl auto was estimated at $500, while $200 damage resulted to the other car. City police investigated. Kossuth Slapped With Unexpected Bill For $1,341 Kossuth County will be assessed about $1,341 to help make up the estimated $104,000 deficit in the accounts of a former county treasurer of Boone County, la. Under a little used or known state law, when such a deficit occurs, other counties in the state help make up the difference on a pro-rata basis. A total shortage of $114,000 was found in the accounts of a deceased treasurer. Of this, $10,000 is covered by surety bond. The pro-rata assessment for the other 98 counties in the state is figured on the proportion of the county's taxable property as compared to the state total. Kossuth was in the top 28 counties to be assessed over $1,000. Suffers Burns A Burt man, Earl Ackeraan, sustained burns on his right hand and lower legs while burning husks along a fence row and was taken to Buffalo Center Hospital for treatment. His clothing caught fire. Barbershoppers Program Saturday Estimate State Order To Cost About '100,000 Two Algona Youths Named, A.F. Academy Algona K.C. Of 50 Years To Be Honored Lawrence Winkel, long-time resident of Algona, will be honored by Algona Council 952 Knights of Columbus at their hall on highway 18 east, on Wednesday evening, May 3, for continuous membership in that Council for 50 years. Mr. Winkel joined the Council in May of 1917, and during his 50 years has been an active leader in the Council. He served four terms as Grand Knight, 27 years as the financial secretary, as well as district deputy, and many other offices in the local Council. Guests invited for the celebration include Paul E. Smith, the present state deputy, Lawrence Brennen, past state deputy, and Bill McGowan, state secretary. LuVerne Takes N-Star Track Crown Monday LuVerne won the mile and 880 relay events and picked up enough points for seconds and thirds in others to win the North Star Conference Track Meet at Belmond Monday. Doug Nelson, Bob Fett and Rex and Don Bristow ran the mile event in 3:40.9 and Fett, the two Bristows and Dennis Hanselman turned in a 1:37.5 clocking in the 880. The Lions chalked up 50points to nab the title, with Kanawha second with 47. A total of 11 teams battled it out for the crown. Garrigan Is Fifth, Spencer In what Coach Beanie Cooper termed "our best showing this season", Garrigan's Golden Bears finished fifth in a field of eight teams at the Spencer Relays Saturday. The locals totaled 32 team points. The Bears notched a pair of individual seconds as Dave McCarthy took that spot in the high jump and John Winkel, sophomore, wound up right behind the leader in the open 880 run. Thirds went to Bill Reding in the open 440 and the 440, mile and 2-mile relay teams also grabbed thirds. John Studer, Discus, and the 880 relay team placed fourth, and the mile medley relay team came in fifth in the field. The Corn Belt Chorus of the Algona chapter of the Society for Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America will present its eighth annual PARADE show at the Algona High School auditorium starting at 8:15 p. m. Saturday evening, April 29, 1967. A number of surprises are in store for the many barbershop fans who will attend the show ; and the two featured guest quartets, the GAY go's and the VIGORTONES are both known to be crowd pleasers. Advance ticket sales promise a sell-out crowd, with a few tickets still available from chorus members a week before the show. Chorus members .shown in the picture come from distances up to fifty miles to participate. Law Day Trial Be Held Probe New Area College Head The visit of State Senator Don Murray of Bancroft, and two other state senators, to Washington, recently, seems to have brought favorable results with regard to the routing of Interstate 35 in northern Iowa. Another interesting inquiry is to be made this week in the Seiiu t p with regard to the hiring of a school head for the new Lakes Area Community College at Estherville, serving adjacent counties, including Kossuth. The new head administrator was reported to have been hired at a salary of $22,000 and had previously been employed by the Iowa Department of Public Instruction for $14,500. Senator Murray said he thought a sudden increase of $7,500 a year, with hiring done through educational channels, could stand some investigating. The whole area of handling of newly-established Community College establishments, the spending of funds, and hiring of personnel at big salaries, seems destined for some close scrutiny. Contrary to what the public has been told previously, the Federal Bureau of Public Roads, in a letter from F. C. Turner, director, states that he has no opposition to an alternate routing of the Interstate, other than the diagonal to which a host of farmers and others are objecting. An alternate proposal, which would take 1-35north to Belmond, and then diagonal following the Chicago & Great Western tracks northeast toward Mason City. From the standpoint of the Kossuth area, this would bring 1-35 at least 30 some miles closer with the diagonal starting at Belmond, instead of at Blairsburg. Senator Murray's status in the senate was indicated with his appointment as one of the 10- member steering committee of the senate, last week. The steering committee takes charge of the Iowa Senate calendar and the bills it presents. Murray also laid the groundwork for an investigation into the operation and financing of the TV station WOI at Ames, and operation of a book store by Iowa State University. The University claims that it loses money on these operations, with radio and television losing between $50,000 and $80,000. The Kossuth senator wants to know why, if this is so, the Internal Revenue service has a $500,000 claim against the University for radio and TV profits on which no tax has been paid. 25 New Motor Vehicles Get County Licenses Twenty-two cars or trucks and three motorcycles were licensed in the past week In Kossuth county, as follows: Dodge — Harvey Larsen, Swea City. Ford — Vincent Eisenbacher, Wesley; Charles Hertzke, Lakota; Harlan Blanchard, Lone Rock; Richard Ottman, Swea City; Roger Vaske, Bancroft; Edward nig, Bode, pickup; Derald Nauman, Elmore, pickup. Mercury - Taylor Motor Co., Algona. Chevrolet- Gerald Thompson, Swea City; Kay Geitzenauer, Lone Rock; Wayne Thompson, Swea City; Wendel Schutjer, Titonka; Donald Theesfield, Algona; Wm. Amesbury, Titonka, pickup; Whittemore Co-op Elevator, pickup. Cadillac - Richard J. Cook, Algona. Oldsmobile - Wm. E. Loss, Algona. Plymouth - Reding Gravel, Algona. Chrysler - Wm. Runchey, Algona. . CMC - Klein Farm Supply, Algona, truck; Fred Beerman, Algona, pickup. Harley Davidson - Eugene Beenken, Titonka; Howard Dyer, Ledyard. Honda - Stephen Evenson, Buffalo Center. One New Case One new case was filed in district court here this week. Plaintiff Jon Nelson is seeking to settle two promissory notes with Cecil R. Baker, defendant. Total amount sought is $591.30. At Garrigan Seniors from every high school in the county, and possibly Armstrong, will be in the "court room" (the auditorium at Garrigan High School here) when Law Day U.S.A. is observed Monday, May 1. Theme of the tenth annual observance is "No man is above the law and no man is below it." A slmllated murder trial is slated to get underway at 9:15 a. m., with Judge Joseph P. Hand, Emmetsburg, presiding and offering a short synopsis of law In the United States. Attorneys for the mock trial have been selected. They will be Joe Straub and Eldon Winkel for the state and Jim Andreasen and Vern McClure for the defense. A jury will be selected from the assembled students — and a defendant and witnesses will take the stand during the trial. A proclamation naming May 1 as Law Day U.S.A. has been published in practically every newspaper in the country, including the Upper Des Moines. Basically, Law Day is set aside each year as a day when citizens should focus attention on the responsibilities of their citizenship. All Kossuth county real estate, rural, town and city, is clue for a reappraisal of valuation under an order from the Iowa State Tax Commission. The reappraisal, expected to cost taxpayers $100,000 or more, will probably extend into 19G8. The first results of the reappraisal, insofar as Kossuth county taxes are concerned, will show up in the 1969 tax levies, County Auditor Lee Immerfall said Tuesday. The State Tax Commission has ordered all counties in the state to have a similar property valuation reappraisal made. Some have already done so, including Palo Alto, Wlnnebago, Wright and Hancock In this area. The Palo Alto reappraisal cost taxpayers there right at $44,000. County Auditor Immerfall outlined tills procedure which must be followed in Kossuth County. First, he m.'st estimate what the reappraisal cost will be for Kossuth county, and add that amount into the assessor's budget which must be submitted by July 1. This figure is submitted to the County Conference Board for final approval. Assum'ng It Is approved, the State Tax Commission is then notified, and the county proceeds to call for bids from appraisal firms. These bids are submitted by the firms, with the low bidder presumably getting the job. They in turn send in supervisors, who in turn hire local help, to go out and make a door to door, farm to farm, appraisal of valuation. The valuations, to be based on valuations as of today, are then submitted to the county assessor. That office then proceeds to arrive at 27% of the fair market value as determined by the reappraisal firm, and it is on the 27% that the final tax is computed. The Clemenshaw Co. of Cleveland, Ohio, seems to have been a most successful bidder in the past, so successful that they have now established an office in Des Moines, Immerfall said. As an example, Immerfall cited a parcel of farm land that might be declared worth $300 an acre. Under the new setup, the 27% taxable valuation would make the farm taxable at $81 an acre. Just what alteration of millage levies will result remains to be seen. The major differences would have to result in cases where valuations were raised or lowered according to the judgements of the appraisal firm and its employees. It is the intention of the State Tax Commission that all real estate, land and buildings and homes in the state, shall have a somewhat equal basis of valuation. That is the idea, anyway; how it works out will be interesting. Navy Band To Be Honored With A Parade The Rotary Club sponsored Navy Band Concert is nearly here. According to ticket chau- man, John Love, "Ticket orders are coming in from all over this area. The afternoon concert is sold out but good tickets are still available for the 8 p. m. performance on Tuesday, May 2 from any Rotary Club member." The world famous band will arrive in Algona at noon on May 2 to participate in a parade held in its honor. For submarine buffs, a model of the atomic sub Nautilus will be included in the parade and will be on exhibit at Garrigan High School for concert goers. John Claude, chairman of the event, said "We're trying to provide a big welcome and an enthusiastic audience for the Navy Band because we know from experience how well they perform. The concert, to be held Tuesday, May 2, will be heard in the afternoon by area high school and grade school students. Don't miss it! Juvenile Assault Case Probed County authorities were checking into a potential assault case involving a juvenile girl and three juvenile youths, which took place aarly Tuesday morning just north of Algona. No specific charges had been filed as of Wednesday morning, but officials were in the proces^ of procuring all details. Driver Charged Craig V. Vitzthum, Whittemore, was charged with failing to have control of his vehicle after a 2-car wreck Sunday 51/2 miles west of Algona on highway 18. It was earlier reported driver of the other auto, Stephen J. Detrick, also of Whittemore, was charged. Detrick sustained a bruised hip in the mishap. Father Passes Funeral services for M. B, GUmore, 89, Norfolk, Nebraska, father of Forrest Gilmore, Whittemore, were held at Norfolk Saturday. He died at Lutheran Hospital there Wednesday, April 19 after suffering a broken hip some time ago. DICK MULLER DAVE GERBER It was announced this week that two high school seniors from Algona, Dick Muller and Dave Gerber, have been accepted for entrance at the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo. Muller is a senior at Garrigan High School and Gerber is a senior at Algona High School. Both will graduate next month and will be eligible for the Academy appointments immediately. Herman Zumachs Honored On 50th Mr. and Mrs. Herman Zumach of Whittemore observed their 55th wedding anniversary, Sunday April 16, with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. in St. Paul's Lutheran church parlors. Guests came from a wide area and many towns and cities. A light supper was served to the immediate family, relatives and friends in the church after the open house. The affair was hosted by the Zumach children, Mr. and Mrs. Herb Zumach, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gunderson and Norbert Zumach. Minor Crash A 2-car collision at the intersection of Jones and State streets here at 5:56 p. m. Tuesday resulted in a charge of improper left turn against Martin F.Voigt, Burt, driver of one of the vehicles. Driver of the other auto was Alvern L. Friedrich, Algona, and an estimated $150 damage resulted to each car. Police investigated. In Style Show Julie Wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald M, Wood of Algona, has been chosen to model in the Hamilton College Style Show at Mason City, to be held Friday, April 28, at 8 p. m. Miss Wood was one of 16 chosen for this honor. If any friends or relatives are interested in attending the Style Show, either contact Miss Wood or get In touch directly with the college. Complimentary tickets will be sent to you.

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