The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 11, 1967 · Page 21
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 11, 1967
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Clear Pictures - Mer« News - Largest Circulation gJlgotta Upper ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Alffona, Iowa (5051H. Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1B79 AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 11, 1967 3 Seetioni - 18 Metro - 8 Tabloid VOL. 101 NO. 37 BY RUSS WALLER The zephyrs of spring, on prevailing northwest winds, have been wafting the odors of the Algona municipal dump once again into the northern city limits of Algona. Residents say, after sniffing, that the winter months do not seem to have basically changed the texture of the smell. Now comes our West Coast Representative, ex-Algonan Roy Mathison, with a front page from the Los Angeles Times San Gabriel Valley section, with an interesting story concerning a move by the city councils of both Covina and LaMirada to convert THEIR city dumps into a beautiful park area. So, you see we Algonans of the "Dump Relocation Committee" are no't alone in our ideas. * * * Congratulations once again to Vicki Steil, Algona, on her selection for Mortar Board Honor Society at Iowa State University. * * * The Pulitzer Prize awards for 1967 seem to have undergone a little skullduggery. The five- man panel named to screen entries never even saw the entry of the ultimate winners in reporting, they say .... Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson were unanimous choices of the panel, but the Advisory Boarftproceeded to disregard the panel's nomination .... the same thing happened with Harrison Salisbury of the New York Times, the panel's selection, but rejected by the Advisory Board . .~.. not exactly in keeping with the spirit of old Joe Pulitzer and his quest for honest, factual, unafraid reporting, without fear or favor. Recovering From Injuries Women Voters In Farm Tractor Mishap Name Officers For New Year SENECA - Ervln Votteler, Injured in a farm accident last week, is reported as making a good recovery at the hospital In Estherville where he was taken after his mishap. He was applying fertilizer at the Dick O'Donnell farm, northwest of Lone Rock, when the accident happened. He was thrown to the ground In some manner, under the tractor, and one of the dual wheels passed over one side of his body. The tractor and applicator continued on through the field until It hit a fence, which It went through and Into a ditch. The O'Donnell family saw the tractor and surmising something had happened, called a doctor and an ambulance before they went Into the field. They found Votteler and assisted in getting him to the ambulance. At the hospital It was found ty x-ray that Mr. Votteler had no broken bones but the injured man was suffering from shock and very severe body bruises. Delon Votteler and Verle Sm'th are planting the corn at the Ervln Votteler farm. TOO Top Local Students Feted, Honors Banquet Up at Cross Lake, Minn., on the Whltefish Chain of lakes, about 25 miles north of Brainerd, two ex-Kossuth families, now resort owners, are awaiting the opening of the 1967 Minnesota fishing season, this coming Saturday. They are Jim, Mary and Bob Schneider, ex-Algonans, operating Schneider's Modern Bungalows (14), and Cliff and Doretta Abbas, formerly of Burt, who operate Beachhead Resort. The two places are about a mile apart. Monday evening the Cross Lake and adjacent resort owners and local residents held a most unusual gathering in the Cross Lake Catholic church. It was the annual Sanctification of the Season ceremony. There are two churches in the small resort community, one a Lutheran, the other Catholic. The ceremony alternates between the two churches, just prior to the opening of the resort season. When it is held in the Lutheran church, the Catholic priest conducts the service; when it is held in the Catholic church, the Lutheran pastor conducts the service. And the residents, of all faiths, turn out to participate, to eat a community dinner afterward, and to maintain a community friendship that does not stop at denominational lines, * * * The Schneiders made a trip over into the Crosby-Ironton area a short time back, and as they were going down a little used trail they came to a vast pile of rock blocking the road .... they heard a voice yelling from the top of the pile to get the blank out of there .... they backed up but walked around and found a m?.n on a bulldozer, who told them he had been pushing off rocks and top soil from the area for a year and a half, as a county project. He said he got his pay regularly and asked no questions, but the Schneiders found that the underlying strata contained enough iron ore mineral deposit to be processed * * * John Kain, avid fisherman, brought home a good catch of schmole .... a species of bullhead but much larger and meatier than our area bullheads.... from Cross Lake, incidentally. Some call them broomtail bullheads. * * * Famous Last Line- You never know what the water's worth until the well goes dry. One hundred of the top students at Algona High and Garrigan High (50 from each school) were feted by four local service clubs at the annual Honors Banquet held Tuesday, May 9, at the high school Annex at 7 p.m. Sponsors of the Banquet were the JayCees, Kiwanls, Rotary and Lions clubs of Algona and the Kossuth County Bar Ass'n. Master of ceremonies for .the event was Miles Slonlker, while Dr. Curtis Page of Drake University, Des Moines, was featured speaker. Invocation was by Fr. Milo Dailey, Gene Hut- ___ Scheduled At GHS Tonight "SHo-DA-BaCh Exop '67" is the theme of the combined open house and concert May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Garrigan High School. "SHo-DA-BaCh" Istakenfrom the first letters of science, home economics, drawing, art, band and chorus departments participating in the event. The science department, Including chemistry and physics, will display students' projects on topics ranging from elastic water to synthetically made rubies. Following the band and chorus concert, the home economics department will have a style show in which girls will model the clothes they have made during the year. The industrial drawing and and art departments will exhibit various types of art such as painting, sculpturing and bull- ding designs. The band, under the direction of Norbert Rezac, will play a number of selections The varsity chorus will present "Chlm-Chim-Cher-EE", "Russian Picnic" and "Go Song Of Mine". Both choruses will be directed by Sister Mary Dominica. The girls' chorus will sing chins led community singing, with Marilyn Paetz the piano accompanist. Students honored (for their outstanding scholastic work) were: Algona High - Chris Conn, Connie Darbyshire, Dennis Georg, Sandy Harmes, Barb Knudsen, VaLora Kueck, Roger Menneke, Merlyn Metzger, Kathy Morz, Marilyn Paetz, Carol Slonlker and Steve Waller, seniors. Steven Anderson, Virginia Deal, Tom Jones, Jim Jorgenson, Debbie Laws, Linda Martin, Phyllis Moulton, Greg Perkins, Randy Riedinger, Linda Ross and Gregg Powell, Juniors. Linda Allen, Phil Bode, Kathy Buchanan, Pat Hopkins, Debra Huber, Miriam Kautsch, Max Laird, Kathy McBride, Rosemary Pendergast, David RUey, Linda Schlapla, Judy Sigsbee and Kathy Skow, sophomores. Neil Anderson, Theresa Beaumont, Lynn Buchanan, Julie Chrischilles, Robbie Claude, Terry Dailey, Marilyn Dau, Sharon Hlx, Bruce Marshall, lone Metzger, Steven L. Schultz, Tim Schultz, Gerry Whittemore and Steve Willrett, freshmen. Garrigan High - Judith Berger, Rebecca Black, Kathleen Boudewyns, Kathleen Crawford, Glenn Elbert, Dwight Gilbride, Jean Kayser, Joan Kohlhaas, Lynette Lappe, Rebecca Uckteig, Janette Miller, Carol Otis and Janet Zumach, seniors. Ronald Besch, BonitaDahlhau- ser, Mary Ann Eischen, Susan Elbert, Ronald Gilbride, Howard Kayser, Patrick Lickteig, Ti- Mothy Molacek, Christine Obrecht, Patricia Scherer and Carole Schneider, Juniors. May Becker, Timothy Boekelman, Rebecca Bormann, Cheryl Hillburg, Yvonne Kohlhaas, Darrell Lentsch, Margaret Lickteig, Mary Kay Miller, Mark Muehe, Ruth Neppl, Pamela Simons, Lynn Studer and Judy Venteicher, sophomores. Robert Bernhard, Mark Besch, Merrill Bormann, Mary Ellen Crawford, Judy Erpeldlng, Cecilia Anne Foley, Katherine Lalller, Jane Neppl, Patrick Nugent, Suzanne Reding, Thomas Scherer, Randal Studer and Mary Ulrlch, freshmen. Greets Governor Of Texas School Bond Sale; Seek Six More Classrooms For Fall New officers of the Algona chapter of the League of Women Voters Include Marianne Chalstrom, president; Lucille Everds, first vice president In charge of local Item and legislation; Gerry Llerley, second vice president, in charge of finance; Joyce Eraser, secretary ; Dorothy Parsons, treasurer. Retiring president Is Nelda Finn. Directors Include Phyllis Bray, In charge of national item and foreign policy; Flora Bradley, national Item and water resources; Barbara Haggard, state item; Jan Andreasen, state Item; Nelda Finn, public relations and membership; Gall Cowan, public relations and membership; VedaMurtagh,bul- letin; Helen Llmbaugh, voter's service; and Linn Dole, continuing responsibilities. Day unit chairman is Ann Slagle, and night unit chairman Is Gloria McClure. The units each meet twice a month, one group In the morning and one in the evening. At the annual meeting, members adopted for local item for the next two years "Know Your County 1 ', with emphasis on county zoning, civil defense, public defender, penal care and parks and recreation. Members of the local chapter who attended the state convention in Des Molnes Include Lucille Everds, Dorothy Parsons, Carol Welp and Nelda Finn. A board meeting will be held May 13 to establish the agenda and topics for study, as well as committees for the coming year. OMVI, Speeding, Beer Charges, Mayor's Court A wesley man, Dale A. Doughan , was arrested here early M;iy 6 and a charge of OMVI filed. He was released on $350 bond and a hearing In Mayor Bill Finn's court is pending. City police made the arrest and filed the charge. James Voigt, Fenton, was fined $50, possession of beer as a minor; Marlyn R. Fry, Rlng- sted, $15, speeding; Melvin J. Kern, Algona, $10 speeding; Linda Eischen, Algona, $5 improper left turn; and Glenn W. Jenkinson, Algona, $5, falling to enter an intersection safely, in other mayor's court matters this week. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. At Convention Four Algona JayCees attended the State Convention at Davenport over the weekend. They were Mr. and Mrs. Jim Chalstrom. Mr. and Mrs. Frank King, Bob Johnson and Les Foxhoven, local president. Spring Concert At Sentral Concert at Sentral will be held at 8 p. m., Thursday, May 11, in the The annual Spring Sentral gymnasium. Featured will be numbers by the high school band, chorus and madrigal groups. The Junior high music department will also present selected numbers. Head of the Instrumental department is Warren Jones and Kenley Zwiefel, vocal music instructor, is shown leading the mixed chorus through rehearsal. An exhibit of industrial education and art projects will also be presented. nrr prior t ! n On ^ my of V™*™*' far lett ' talks w ^ Governor John Connally of Texas to a Democratic dinner in Des Moines held last week at which Governor ConnaUv t s V* eaKer - 1 Thealfairtookplace at the Fort Des Moines Hotel. Gov. Harold Huehes and Mrs. Hughes are also pictured, greeting an unidentified guest. g S Select Jurors For Damage Matter Here Jurors were selected Tuesday in district court here, with testimony slated to begin Wednesday In a damage matter, Davis and Mayer vs. Riddle. Actually, the trial will feature about five cases, all filed as a result of the same mishap July 24, 1964, with plaintiffs seeking damages for injuries allegedly received in the mishap. Jurors hearing the case are Alice Pulver, Louis Wehrspan, Erwin Giesklng, Evelyn Gates, Carolyn Weydert, Mildred Looft, Frances Seefeld, Fred Weinberger, Laura Anliker, Gladys Muger, MllieHammerstromand Oran Hadson, with Bertha Willrett, alternate. One new case was also filed. Plaintiffs Jane L. Asa and Jean M. Greenwood are seeking $600 accrued rent from Burton P. and Loretta E. Poundstone, defendants. Algona To Share In Community Planning Grant Algona will share in a $45,000 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for use in community planning. Mayor BUI Finn said that Algona had originally requested about $15,000 for the project, and as yet he did not know how much of the $45,000 grant was earmarked for Algona. Six Iowa communities were to share that total. The fund will be used for planning, with emphasis on land use. Max Bartholomew is chairman of the city planning commission. Mayor Finn said that it could be that part of the money might be used in studying a relocation of the present obnoxious city dump. Achievement Day Is Held At LuVerne High Achievement Day was held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at LuVerne High School, with Rita Patterson acting as emcee. Welcome was given by Supt. Lyle Shelton. Featured were young dancers, the girls sextete, a style show, French songs, a talk by Luana Leek and a stage band directed by Mr. Rembold. Baccalaureate at LuVerne High is May 21 at 8 p.m., followed two days later by commencement at the same hour. Judgments Are Granted Here, District Court Judge Joseph Hand granted a pair of judgments in district court here during the week. Frank Youngwirth, plaintiff, was granted one for $1,300, plus costs, from Olga Adams and Olga Adams, administrator of the estate of Albert W. Adams, deceased, defendants. The other, for $500, was allowed to Herbert J. Isebrand, plaintiff, from Old American Insurance Co., defendant. New Supt. Signs Burt Contract BURT - Harry Haven of Hawkeye, Iowa has been hired as Burt Community School superintendent for the 1967-68 school year. He will assume his duties July 1. Haven has been elementary school principal In the West Union Hawkeye community school system for the past seven years. He has had previous experience as a superintendent. Cynthia Long of Carwith.who will graduate from West Mar College at Le Mars this spring, has been hired as third grade teacher at Burt. Set Up Benefit Collection Post, Fire Victims The Security State B ink in Algona is serving as a collection station for donations for the Eisenbacher family, left homeless after a fire Sunday morning. Contributions of clothing, toys, money, etc. are being sought. The family consists of the father, Roman, and three children, Donna, 7, Pamela, 3, and Roman, 5. The Eisenbachers were not at home when the blaze was discovered about 8 a. m. Sunday. Tne house, completely destroyed, is on a farm owned by V. C. Smith of Algona, and located about five miles northeast of here. Cause of the fire has not been determined. The house was valued at $6,000 and Eisenbacher's loss was estimated at about $2,000. Mt Police School Charles K. Day of Algona Is one of 46 police recruits attending the annual school held by the University of Iowa's Bureau of Police Science, May 1-13, at Iowa City. Silver Beaver Scout Award, Jerry Thuente Jerry Thuente, Algona druggist and long active in Boy Scout leadership work, was honored Tuesday evening at Storm Lake by the Prairie Gold Boy Scout Council, with presentation of the highest honor in scouting, the Silver Beaver award. Presentation was made by Jim Mallory of LuVerne, himself recipient of the award in 1965. Two other Algona men, Wes Bartlett and Everett Barr, also received the award in previous years. Attending from Algona, in addition to Mr. and Mrs. Tliuente, were Mr. and Mrs. Dave Everds, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Baisell, Rev. and Mrs. Merlin Davies and Rev. and Mrs. Frank Harcey. Recognition was also given to a number of area leaders in scouting, including men from Lakota, Ledyard and Bode in this area. Corn Planting Is Mostly Done; .31 Inch Of Rain Just as most of the corn planting was completed this week in Kossuth county, a gentle rain of .31 fell here early Wednesday morning. The week's temperatures follow: DATE H L R May 4 53 26 May 5 54 38 tr. May 6 62 29 tr. May 7 70 33 tr. May 8 66 44 tr. May 9 71 32 May 10 — 48 .31 There is still a shortage of moisture based on averages from past springs, and normal spring requirements. New Manager For Holiday Station Named Duane Lenz has been named the new manager of the Holiday Stationstore in Algona. Lenz, 28, has been station manager of the Holiday station in Ackley for the past two years. He will replace Arlan Bergstrom, who has accepted a position with Skelly Oil Co. In Des Moines. Lenz and his wife, Mary Ann, are both originally fromLangdon, No. Dak. They have two chiloV ren, Sandy. 2 . and Karen, 3 mo. The Lenz family will be moving to Hillcrest Trailer Court, Algona, this week. Ask Custodial 5| Expansion At Board Meeting Final, short preparations for the sale of $1,500,000 in general obligation school building bonds (which was held here Wednesday at noon) and discussions of custodial woes and housing of six more classes during the 1967-68 school year used up most of the two hours during a meeting of the Algona Community School District board of education here Monday night. The bond sale had been arranged prior to Monday's meeting, so It was not necessary to go over the plan again. As all voters in the district know, money raised through the sale of the bonds will be used for construction of a new high school and various construction projects at a couple of the grade schools here. A brochure from PaulD.Speer and Associates, Inc., Chicago firm handling the Important item of business for the district, did, however, show amounts due from taxes to pay off the large issue each November 1 from now until 1982. The first payment of $25,000 is due in 1968 and the rest of the schedule looks like this: 1969 $50,000 1970 $50,000 1971 $50,000 1972 $75,000 1973 $75,000 1974 $75,000 1975 $125,000 1976 $125,000 1977 $125,000 1978 $125,000 1979 $125,000 1980 $150,000 1981 $150,000 1982 $175,000 Sale of the bonds was held in the auditorium atthehlghschool- and after its completion It was expected more time would be spent on the actual final planning and construction of the high school, which will get underway as soon as possible. The board heard very Interesting information from Bob Devine, head custodian for the district, who stated that the work load for each of his men (including himself) "has become much heavier in the past 10 years." He said that many weeks he was working 68 hours and the others on the custodial staff about 55 hours each. Altogether, there are six men employed. They are supposed to be hired ona 50 hour per week basis, but "extracurricular activites even- Ings and added duties daytimes, such as hauling chairs, delivering mail, etc." make it impossible for the hours to fit the necessity for men on the job. It was a good discussion and the board, at Devine's suggestion, will run a check on hours for several weeks, then may hire another full-time man and a 40 hour extra man, also suggested ay Mr. Devine. The wage and hour law was mentioned more than once. As tc the need for six more class rooms next school year, partially due. to all of St. Cecelia's first graders planning to attend public school to alleviate a housing shortage there, Supt. 0. B. Laing pointed out two rooms can be prepared at Bryant and another at Third Ward - leaving the district three rooms short. The Richardson building, west of the courthouse was suggested as a possiblity. Three rooms could be set up there at a rental of $200 per month ana anouier $4,500 to make it ready, plus furniture - but plans within the district would make such a move necessary for only two years The board offered teaching contracts to three persons, Mir- cia Sweeney, and Robert Johnson, high school English, and Evelyn Bruns, social studies. Supt, Laing also reported that Vaughn Rising, secretary of the district was at St. Barnabas Hospital, Minneapolis, for a check-up

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