The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 25, 1967 · Page 21
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 25, 1967
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Clear Pictures — Mere News - Largest Circulation BY RUSS WALLER There is something of a mystery regarding a Kossuth county family, reported rescued from drowning in Spirit Lake sometime recently. Robert Gettman of Mason City was fishing off a dock when a boat not far from shore with five people aboard swamped. Three of them were making it to shore all right, but a woman and a boy were having trouble and the boy was going under. Gettman jumped in and brought the boy ashore, then brought in the mother. He did not get the family's name, but did notice that their car had a Kossuth county license. He said the group in the boat included a grandfather, grandmother, father, mother and two sons. But in the excitement he did not get the family's name, the Mason City Globe Gazette reports. * * * Wayne Stoeber, young Fenton man who is a student at the State University of Iowa, has been elected president of the business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi, making the second Fenton student at U-I honored in the past week. Don Yager was recently named as one of the editors of the Daily lowan. * * * Roy Mathison, ex-Algona man now living in California, was recently honored when the magazine he edits, "Psychology For Living", was awarded End place among 88 entries in the National Evangelical Press Association convention in Chicago .... maybe first next time ? * * * There's still something good about polka music - hello there, New Ulml * * * State Senator Don Murray pens a note commenting that the "high cost of loving" is going a little higher .... the state legislature voted to raise the marriage license fee to $5 but it could have been worse .... there was a motion defeated to make it $10! With two generals now running for president of the new South Vietnam do you suppose we'll have to divide our forces over there .... 50 percent supporting each general in the election? * * * A local resident who parked overtime at Worthington, Minn, received a nice little tag saying, "Welcome, you've parked overtime, but all is forgiven this time, etc." A nice, friendly little way of letting overtime parkers know they are wrong, but also making them feel that the town isn't being too hasty or harsh in handing out tickets .... good psychology, tool * * * It seems a little odd, sometimes, in reading baseball stories or listening to them over the air, to have the announcer or writer go through the inning, depicting how the infielders make marvelous plays, and the outfielders snagged fly balls that seem almost impossible to catch, but wind up comments on the inning by saying that the pitcher ended it "without allowing a run." * * * THE YEAR 2000- The crystal ball tells us that by the year 2000, Americans will live in park-like towns with shopping centers and work within easy wajjung t/i uaving distance, homes will have movable partitions rather than rigid walls, tomatoes will be square instead of round, salads will be purchased at the super markets complete with vegetables and dressing and ready for the table, all objectionable flavors will be removed from foods and soybeans will taste like a tenderloin steak, the housefly will be eliminated, and farms will be programmed so that crops mature at the same hour to permit complete machine harvesting. * * * Famous Last Line - I'll have to hurry and get this done so I can do nothing I iipper jWome£ ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered ;is set-dud clnss mntter nt the postnffice at AlRonn. Tr>\va iSO.ill i. Nov 1. 1<>32. under Act n! ConRress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 25. 1967 3 Sections - 20 Metro, 12 Tabloid VOL. 101 NO. ~1 Vandals Damage School Bus Fleet 7 Scrapbooks On Iowa Going r 11 j A r s+i f i ^one Cables To Island Area From 6th Grade Here las| Week Seated, left to right: Jim Riedel, Callen Carson and Mickey Anderson; standing, left to right: Denise Poppen, Kristy Wegener, Cindy Frambach and Joan Pfeffer. Sometime along in the summer, there will be seven educational booklets containing pictures and information on Iowa reaching groups of sixth grade students somewhere out in the Pacific Ocean, in what is known as Micronesia, the Trust Territory of the U. S. The Iowa scrapbooks, with simple English depicting the illustrations, were compiled by students of two social study classes taught by Hazel Appenzeller at Lucia Wallace school here. The project is being handled through the service area of the Junior Red Cross. Mrs. Evelyn Bickert, Kossuth Red Cross office manager, will ship the books to Des Moines from where they will in turn be forwarded to another Red Cross unit in the islands, and then distributed to sixth grade classes for study. The program is worldwide. Mrs. Appenzeller began cooperating with the program in 1951 while teaching in Hamilton county. Since then, her classes have received in return for their own work, scrapbooks from Germany, Pakistan, New Zealand and Italy. Major, purpose of the program is to develop better understanding of each other between younsters around the world. It could be more effective than guns'! All 53 pupils in Mrs. Appenzeller's classes cooperated in preparation of the booklets, which are pictured with seven class members picked at random hold- Memorial Day Parade, Legion Dedication Set Appropriate services have been prepared for Memorial Day, 1967, by joint committees of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion in Algona, and the local ceremonies will be topped off this year with the formal dedication ceremony of the Veterans Memorial, new home of the Algona post of the American Legion. Gordon Gammack, Register & Tribune columnist, will be the guest speaker, both at the concluding ceremony of the regular Memorial Day program, and also at the dedication program for the new Legion home here, formerly the Algona postofflce building. The regular Memorial Day program for Tuesday, May 30, follows: 6;30 a. m. - Legion and V.F.W. members meet at the V.F.W. hall and proceed at 7 a. m. to the River Bridge, just north of Algona on U.S. 169. 7:20 a. m. - Memorial at Calvary Cemetery. 7:35 a. m. - Memorial at East Lawn Garden. 7:50 a. m. - Memorial at Irvington Cemetery. 8:10 a, m. - Memorial at St. Benedict Cemetery. 9:30 a. m. - Parade lineup at corner of State and Phillips, with parade slated to start at 10 a. m., moving north on Phillips St. to Riverview Cemetery. 10:30 a. m. - Program at Riverview. FrankSaiter, master of ceremonies; invocation, Rev. Milo Dailey, St. Thomas Episcopal church; address by Mayor Wm. Finn; Gettysburg Address by Jeff Allen; pest speaker, Gordon Gammack; laying of wreaths, silent prayer, benediction and National Anthem. For those desiring transportation in the parade, contact can be made with Frank Saiter, Ed Farrell, Dewain DeRoos or Bill Bestenlehner. At 11:30 a. m. the ceremonies dedicating Veterans Memorial will begin, with Ed Farrell as GORDON GAMMACK master of ceremonies. Rev. Milo Dailey will give the invocation, and welcomes will be presented by Frank Saiter, Legion Commander, and Ullie Foth, representing the Legion Auxiliary. Mayor Wm. Finn and Earl Lierley, president of the Algona Chamber of Commerce will speak briefly. Lyle Anderson will bring greetings on behalf of the 8th district, American Legion. Gordon Gammack's speech will follow. At the conclusion of his talk, dedication wreaths for the new building will be laid, and the Open House in the new home will continue until 3 p. m. Mode O'Day Sold The Mode O'Day Frock Shop, 108 East State Street, Algona, has been sold to Mrs. Roy Madison, Woden. The store was purchased May 4 by Mrs. Madison from the Mode O'Day Co., which had maintained operation of the store the past several months. Mrs. LeRoy Brandt, also of Woden, is assisting Mrs. Madison in the women and children's ready-to-wear shop. ing them. There are more than 2,000 islands in the Trust Territory, so the scrapbooks may cover a great deal of territory before they fall apart. In turn, the local students themselves have acquired information about their own state that they might not otherwise obtain so young, as well as development of an interest in other sectors of the globe. Each student, in one way,,or another, has contributed something in the books, and Mrs. Appenzeller adds "we hope in some small way to contribute to the development of better understanding and appreciation of others, by furthering the values of cooperation and brotherhood." Other sixth graders, than those pictured, who compiled the scrapbooks are: Lloyd Brandt, Gene Chris- chilles, John Clapsaddle, Robert Dodds, Kevin Gardner, Jay Graham, David Loss, David Miller, John Pittman, Gary Walker, Elizabeth Bestenlehner, Debbie Booth, Jeanne Dau, Kristy Elmore, Diane Harris, Connie Hemmingsen, Pamela Lemkee, Patti Marshall, Barbara Merryman, Jan Miner, Jean Miner, Rhonda Peck, Mary Scobba, Linda Sherman and Nancy Smith. Dan Carlson, Merrill Friedrich, David Gisch, Gary Gisch, Steven Jones, J. C. Kain, Craig Steven, Randy Warner, Connie Baker, Marcy Diamond, Holly Haas, Lori Herbst, Dixie Keith, Misty Lloyd, Susy McConnell, Candace Puffer, Rhonda Puffer, Randi Schobv. Bessie Skow, Tamora Snodgress and Denise Strayer. Otto Barenthin Services Held June 24, Bancroft Otto G. Barenthin, 82, a resident of the Bancroft area since 1931, died at the Estherville hospital Sunday afternoon and funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at Immanuel Lutheran church, Bancroft, Rev. Gordon Miller officiating and Garry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Burial was in German Twp. cemetery at Titonka. One daughter, Mrs. Henry Mayland, Thompson, survives. His wife preceded him in death in 1936, and a son died In infancy. Mr. Barenthin had been a resident at the Heritage Rest Home in Bancroft, where he carefully tended a garden for the home, and he built a bird bath enjoyed greatly by the birds, to the delight of the Heritage family. Mr. Barenthin was also a member of the Masonic order, Burt chapter, and a Masonic memorial service was held Tuesday evening. He was born in Germany, and in his active life was a blacksmith and later an implement salesman. Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. last week laid 1,000 feet of underground feeder cable and 2,000 feet of smaller cable in a four-block area in south Algona at an approximate cost of $6,500, The area serviced includes two blocks on South Minnesota street, between Chubb and Fair streets, as well as Fair street east from Minnesota to Jerome, and north to Chubb street, and west to Minnesota street. The area also includes newly- developed Bell Court. Serviced are 31 homes in the district. According to John Claude, manager of the district office, maintenance cost will be reduced by approximately 50%. Contractor on the job was Reding Contracting Co. Foreman on the work was Jim Sparks. According to Mr. Claude, the intent of the telephone company is to redevelop the service and eventually install underground cables throughout the city. Presently, the company is carrying on this sort of installation in newly-developed areas, with the intention of eventually increasing the program to include the whole city. Mason Cityan New Manager, Local Theaters A Mason City man, Dave Reab, 24, has been named the new manager of the Algona and Starlite Drive-in theatres. He will replace Jim Dougherty, who has been local manager for the theatres since August, 1966. Reab, who is single, has been assistant manager at a Mason City theater for the past three years. He is a graduate of Mason City High School and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Reab. Dougherty must move his family near a medical center due to his wife's poor health. They hope to return to Virginia, where they lived prior to moving here. 23 New Vehicle Licenses Issued In Past Week For 23 Kossuth county residents, the Memorial Day weekend will enable them to break in new vehicles. That many were licensed in the county last week, as follows: Buick - Bernice N. Schoby, Algona; Esther A. Frank, Fenton. Chevrolet - A. C. Accurso, Bancroft; Michael A. Schultz, Bancroft; Thomas J. McCleish, Lone Rock; J. L. Niebuhr, Lone Rock; Wm. R. Carman, Algona; Paul W. Kisch, Bode; Cecil Bjustrom Whittemore (PU); Craig Jensen, Lone Rock, truck. CMC - Ronald Peck, Algona truck, Reding Gravel, Algona, (PU). Rambler - Edna Mae Danielson, Algona. Pontiac - Schultz Bros., Algona. Ford - Ley Motor Co., Lakota; Verna Rezabek, Algona; Wm. H. Bowsorth, Algona; Clarence K. Bormann, Algona; Frances S. Eagson, Algona; Taylor Motor, Algona; Robt. Mortensen, Swea City. Oldsmobile - Allen Blake, Lu- Verne. To Sell Poppies American Legion Auxiliary members will be selling Memorial Day Poppies in Algona on Friday, May 26. The hospitalized veterans, for whose benefits the poppies are sold, invite you to honor the war dead by wearing a poppy Friday. Algonan To NASA Physics Position At Space Center Alan Holt, member of Beta Theta Pi at Iowa State University, having completed his bachelor's degree with a major in astro-physics, will graduate at Ames May 27. He is son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Holt, Algona. He will enter his profession of physics June 5 when he will report to the NASA Space Center at Houston, Tex. He will be employed in the flight experimental division there, which includes determining flight plans for each mission, providing overall technical support for various departments at the manned space craft center and engineering discipline that affects the astronauts' operational performance during a mission. Many other aspects and operations, including extra-vehicular operations for flight mechanics, tracketory analysis, crew station design and spacecraft systems support, are also included in the division. ALAN HOLT During his college career, Alan has been active in research in astronomy and has been in intramural sports and scholarship chairman of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. GHS Graduation Sunday Diplomas will be awarded to 131 seniors in the Garrigan auditorium May 28 at 2:30 p. m. The commencement address will be given by The Most Rev. Frank H. Greteman, Auxiliary Bishop of Sioux City diocese.' Scholarships will be awarded to Judy Berger, Judy Besch, Kathleen Boudewyns, Jean Kayser, Joan Kohlhaas, Richard Muller, Bill Reding and Sharon Reilly by the colleges they are attending. Rev. Cecil H. Friedmann, superintendent, will present the diplomas. Lynette Lappe will give the valedictorian address. The GHS band will provide the seniors' entry and exit with the traditional "Pomp and Circumstance." First Night Of Races Slated Here Friday A full field is expected for the first night of super stock car races at the fairgrounds here this Friday night, May 26, according to Promoter Dwight Cook. Races this year will feature more powerful cars than last summer, with drivers from a wide area of the state signed up for appearances. It is probable final sign-up will include more than the 45 cars now on the line. Most of the area regulars from years past will also be in the field this summer - with races slated every Friday night. Demo Women Met The Kossuth County Democratic Women met Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Edith McDonald, Titonka. Featured speaker of the evening wasEldon Winkel, attorney, who spoke on wills aad estates. The next meeting will take place June 27 at the Methodist church at Swea City. President of the organization is Mrs. Maude Ellefson, and program chairman is Mrs. Phyllis Bray. Next Issue June 1 The next issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines will be the Thursday issue, dated June 1, which will go to press Wednesday afternoon, May 31. There will NOT be a tabloid issue next Tuesday, which is Memorial Day and a legal holiday. Baccalaureate For A.H.S. On Sunday Night Annual Baccalaureate exercises for Algona High School seniors will be held in the high school auditorium, Sunday evening, May 28, at 8 p. m. Rev. Walter Morz of the First Presbyterian church, Algona, will deliver the sermon. Closing day of school for all pupils will be Wednesday, May 31, in the public school system, and graduation exercises for the senior class will be held next Thursday evening, June 1, at the stadium Athletic Field, or at the high school in case of rain. P.O. To Close The Post Office will be closed on Memorial Day. There will be no window service and no carrier deliveries in town or country. There will be no incoming mail Wires Pulled, Air Out Of Tires At GKS Vandals spent a busy weekend of extracurricular activity in this area - venting their outburst of ill will toward vehicular property of Garrigan High School. Fortunately, damage was slight - but in all, eight buses and cars were attacked sometime prior to Monday morning. The vandals traveled from Algona to Whitteinore to Wesley and St. Benedict and inflicted the damage each place. Perhaps the reason St. Joe was missed was because the St. Joe school bus is {>arked here. They hit two buses parked behind Garrigan High here, two parked near the rear of St. Michael's church at Whittemore and one each near Catholic churches at Wesley and St. Benedict. The two cars damaged were not parked at the high school here. All of the vehicles were parked outside at the time. Air was let out of tires on all eight vehicles, wires leading to distributor caps were pulled in eacti case and the bus at Wesley and one of the autos here each had a radiator hose cut. At Wesley, it was possible to see where the culprits had forced the bus door to get inside the vehicle. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood and local police have been investigating the matter - and have interviewed several students in an attempt to solve it - with nothing turned up in the way of chargeable suspects by Wednesday morning. Schools often become the targets of vandals. Both local high schools have been hit in recent years - but this marks the first time vandals have driven from place to place to get the job done. Investigation is continuing, according to officials and Fr. Cecil Friedmann, Garrigan supt. Iva F. Mains Passes Here; Rites Friday Mrs. Iva Fern Mains, 71, Algona resident for the past three years, died Tuesday noon at St. Ann hospital here. Funeral services for her will be held at 1:30 p. m. Friday at McCullough's Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Mack Carlson officiating. Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Born in Lucas county, Iva Fern James was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Amos M. James. She married J. H. Mains, May 21, 1919 and they lived on a farm near Menlo until 1960 when they moved to Wesley, then to Algona in 1964. Survivors include her husband; five sons, Ellis and Dale, Algona; Don, Wesley; Edwin, Des Moines; and Ralph, Albuquerque, N. M.; 26 grandchildren; and a sister, Zelma (Mrs. Charles Hemphill), Chariton. A son, Wesley, preceded her in death in 1965. Seven Wedding Licenses Are Issued Here Seven wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to: May 18 - Frederick J. Schneider and Marlene Reising; Kent R. Schulze and Mary Reding; and Wilbur E. Boicourt and Sharon Nelsen. May 19 - Derald A. Goetz and Pamela K. Rusher. May 20 - Steven Poutre and Gwen A. Hauenstein. May 22 - Wendell C. Willrett and Sharon K, Kelly; and Ver» don Farrow and Marian Murra.

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